Action and Ambition

40 Episodes

By: Andrew Medal

In his new series Action and Ambition, featured on, your host Andrew Medal goes behind the scenes to learn the backstories, mindsets, and actions of the world's most ambitious people.

Unveiling the Secrets of Pure Parima: The Pioneers of Authentic Egyptian Cotton Bedding
Today at 5:16 AM

In this episode, we are joined by Parima Ijaz, the Founder of Pure Parima, a luxurious bedding brand exclusively designing and producing top-of-the-bed 100% Certified Egyptian Cotton products and has been featured in CNN Underscored, Cosmopolitan, Martha Stewart, and Apartment Therapy. Due to the rarity and the costly expenses needed to produce pure Egyptian Cotton, many companies shy away or simply deceive the consumer. That is where Pure Parima tackled the issue head-on, producing purely 100% Certified Egyptian Cotton bedding products. Tune in to learn more!


Hugo Gomez and Abogados NOW Empower Attorneys to Reach Spanish-Speaking Underrepresented Communities
Today at 5:07 AM

In this episode, we are joined by Hugo Gomez, the visionary Founder of Abogados NOW, a renowned national Spanish marketing agency dedicated to empowering attorneys in reaching underrepresented communities. With a passionate mission to foster a deeper understanding and connection with Spanish-speaking populations, Hugo and his team excel at crafting dynamic and budget-conscious Spanish digital marketing campaigns, enabling attorneys to expand their firms and make a lasting impact. Through Abogados NOW, Hugo Gomez continues to revolutionize the legal marketing landscape by bridging the gap between legal professionals and diverse communities. Tune in to learn more!

Kimjera Whittington Works with Brands and Businesses to Help Them Stand Out Within a ‘Sea of Sameness’
Today at 4:57 AM

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Kimjera Whittington, the world’s leading expert on disruptive branding, radical differentiation, and storytelling. Her cutting-edge brand strategy design and marketing agency, Evolve Global Marketing, helps businesses outmaneuver sameness in today’s digital world. They can help with strategy, branding, digital campaigns, storytelling messaging, podcasting, video, social media, and creative web and graphic design. Tune in to learn more!

Building Brands that Make a Difference: Sarah's Socially Conscious Approach to Sustainable Design and Community Impact
Today at 4:32 AM

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Sarah Goodell, the mastermind behind Autumn Dahlia Creative Services, a socially conscious brand strategy and graphic design studio. Drawing from her own unique experiences as a differently-abled woman, Sarah empowers businesses to cultivate a strong brand presence, establish their authority in their field, and build lasting connections with their audience. With a passion for sustainability and community impact, Sarah strives to help businesses see how they can make a difference in the world while providing a luxurious guest experience for their clients. Don’t miss a...

How Brian Podolak's Vodocia is Disrupting the Contact Center Industry with Conversational AI
Last Saturday at 5:12 AM

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Brian Podolak, The Founder and CEO of Vodocia, a next-generation conversational AI technology provider. The company revolutionizes contact center operations with its innovative conversational AI technology called Digital Intelligent Sales Agent. This advanced AI software allows companies to automate their contact center operations and provide a more genuine and efficient customer experience. Brian’s background in electronic and mechanical engineering brought him into the world of IT-based marketing, where he naturally began solving the problems faced by enterprise-level call centers and sales departments. Tune in to...

Rob Crate Bridges the Gap Between Sales and Marketing to Enhance Peak Performance
Last Friday at 6:17 AM

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Rob Crate, an experienced and Effective Sales and Marketing Professional with a demonstrated history of success in multiple industries, including medical devices, who gained a unique perspective on success and failure while fine-tuning an approach to succeed regardless of your level of experience. He is also the Author of Sales Meet Marketing: A Professional’s Guide to Peak Performance in Sales. Don’t miss a thing on this. Tune in to learn more!

Christian Maynard-Philipp Created Pattern, The Modern Financial Partner
Last Friday at 6:07 AM

Welcome to another episode of the Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Christian Maynard-Philipp, the Founder of Pattern, a modern financial membership that combines access to a personal financial advisory team with a powerful robo-platform. During a short time, Pattern has already accomplished major milestones, including gaining approval for its broker-dealer, transfer agent, and registered investment advisor (RIA), meanwhile signing 10 corporate partners with big PEO announcements in the pipeline. Christian started Pattern following a long career building and selling fintech companies. Tune in to learn more!

Dr. Eduardo Abeliuk Strives To Make the World a Better Place by Develop Technologies that Will Help Us Push the Evolution of Our Species and of Our Universe
Last Friday at 5:56 AM

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Dr. Eduardo Abeliuk, a U.S.-based entrepreneur and technologist with over twenty years of experience driving technology development and innovation at various high-tech companies in the US. He is currently the Chairman and CEO at TeselaGen Biotech, a Silicon Valley based company that works at the interface between Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, and Enterprise Software. TeselaGen Biotechnology is developing a revolutionary Biological Design Automation platform for re-engineering the genetics of various strains to manufacture high-value biochemicals, biologics, and biofuels. Tune in to learn more!

Jessica Ozrek Brings Humanity and Sanity to Recruiting Through Elysian Staffing
Last Thursday at 5:26 AM

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Jessica Ozrek, the Founder and CEO / Client Partnerships of Elysian Staffing. Elysian Staffing is a growing recruitment agency that partners with agencies and internal marketing teams to assist with the hiring of mid to executive-level creative, marketing, and operations professionals through their Proven Process. The Proven Process is a modernized approach based on the changing market that brings sanity and humanity to creative recruitment, in turn, attracting top talent to hire for your team in a shortened timeline. Tune in to learn more!

How Faye’s Whole-Trip Travel Protection and Care is Setting a New Standard for The Industry
Last Thursday at 4:15 AM

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Elad Schaffer, the Co-Founder and CEO of Faye, a whole-trip travel insurance built to bring out the best in every journey. Faye is redefining insurance for modern travelers, taking it from a forgettable add-on to a must-have advantage that enhances the entire travel experience. As the first to offer whole-trip travel protection and care, Faye’s proprietary technology enables immediate assistance and claims processing anywhere in the world, setting a new customer-service standard for the industry. Tune in to learn more!

The Art of Attracting High-Value Patients: Expert Tips from Bart Knellinger, President of Progressive Dental Marketing
Last Thursday at 3:44 AM

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Bart Knellinger, the President and CEO of Progressive Dental Marketing which specializes in helping practices attract and close the largest and most profitable cases to increase production without increasing new patient volume. Progressive Dental Marketing takes an education-based marketing approach for all of its clients in an effort to increase public awareness and attract a higher-end demographic. All marketing is targeted and designed specifically for each client so that you know you are receiving the individualized attention you deserve that will be most effective in...

Ryan Niddel’s EBITDA Expertise Drives $237+ Company Success
Last Wednesday at 5:57 AM

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Ryan Niddel, a visionary CEO, esteemed board member, and seasoned entrepreneur, transforming the business landscape with his unparalleled expertise. Widely regarded as the preeminent authority on boosting company revenue and optimizing EBITDA, Niddel spearheads groundbreaking strategies rooted in operational efficiency and lean manufacturing principles. With an impressive track record of facilitating the acquisition or exit of over 11 companies, his influence has propelled their collective revenue to soar past an astounding $237 million. Remarkably, Niddel has achieved awe-inspiring results by tripling the revenue of more than 5 companies...

Sief Khafagi and Techvestor Revolutionize Real Estate by Unlocking the Power of Airbnbs
Last Wednesday at 5:45 AM

Welcome to another episode of the Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Sief Khafagi, a prominent figure in the real estate and investment industry, serving as the CEO and Co-Founder of Techvestor. He has gained recognition for his expertise in acquiring and operating short-term rentals, commonly referred to as Airbnbs. With a keen understanding of the market, Sief has successfully positioned Techvestor as a leading entity in this emerging asset class. Tune in to learn more!

Peter Klein Curates the Race Weekends for a Great Experience
Last Wednesday at 5:31 AM

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Peter Klein, the Founder of Off Grid, an all-new hospitality concept that create great experiences during Race Weekends. Off Grid will debut for Miami’s upcoming Race Weekend as an exclusive programming lineup with luxury hotel and nightlife partners SLS South Beach and Hyde Beach Miami. Tune in to learn more!

Eric Bosworth's Innovative Approach to Modernize the Insurance Industry
Last Tuesday at 5:45 AM

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Eric Bosworth, the CEO of Insurance Elevated, a full-service brokerage specializing in Health and Life insurance. Eric teaches agents how to do insurance in a modern way that hasn’t been really expressed or communicated. Don’t miss a thing on this. When you work with Insurance Elevated, you experience high-level leadership and mentorship to set you up for success as a confident, knowledgeable, and reliable agent. Tune in to learn more!


How Troy Osinoff Uses Consumer Marketing to Drive Success
Last Tuesday at 5:35 AM

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Troy Osinoff, the Co-Founder of Juice, an award-winning digital marketing agency. He is also the co-founder and co-CEO of Zurp and a General Partner at Magic Fund, overseeing consumer investing. Troy created his first business at the age of 10, designing websites for local businesses. He went on to have success in online entertainment and publishing, creating viral websites ,, and . Using his deep knowledge of consumer marketing, he then revived the only NYC shoe factory after bankruptcy, grew a Gra...

Empowering the Uncommon: How Nth Bar-Fields and Elysian Trust are Changing Lives Through Genius Incubation

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Nth Bar-Fields, the Founder of Elysian Trust, a nongovernmental organization dedicated to identifying and supporting different cognitive abilities in adults and young people that may ordinarily be overlooked. Elysian Trust is dedicated to finding people with unusual mental abilities who come from struggling communities and demographics, and providing them with support to help them go as far in life as they possibly can, and hopefully build their community up from within. Tune in to learn more!

Capturing High Returns and Mitigating Risk: The Winning Formula Behind Ziad Makkawi's EQUIAM Investment Approach

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Ziad Makkawi, the Founder and CEO of EQUIAM, a non-traditional, systematic VC firm that uses deeply researched, proprietary, data-driven algorithms to make investment decisions. The firm focuses on finding great firms and capturing the high returns associated with these bets but is equally invested in bringing world-class portfolio engineering practices to the private markets, mitigating risk, and increasing long-term performance. This focus, along with their proven execution capability, allows them to offer investors diversified portfolios of private firms designed to outperform in even the most...

Mastering Complex Commercial Litigation: Insights from Florida's Renowned Business Attorney Matthew Fornaro

In this episode, we are joined by Matthew Fornaro, a business law attorney in Florida for over thirteen years. Prior to starting his own law firm, he was a litigation attorney with Shutts & Bowen, LLP and Greenspoon Marder, P.A. Matthew practices complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes, commercial and residential real estate disputes, antitrust matters, unfair competition, trade secrets, and landlord-tenant disputes. He also practices intellectual property law, UCC and creditor litigation, employment litigation, homeowner and condominium association representation, consumer finance and servicer representation for creditors, collection and post-judgment collection, escalated litigation assistance, and drafting and revision of...

Meet JB Brown, the Billion-Dollar Business Powerhouse and Industry Thought Leader

In this episode, we are joined by JB Brown, a business consultant who understands that businesses are about the who. JB has the skill set and experience to take you from $5-15 million to $100-200 million. He has sold over a billion dollars in products and services, brokered over $200 million in businesses, and continues to provide valuable consultation to hundreds of companies across various sectors – companies such as Boston Scientific, Intuitive Surgical, and Agora Financial. As a sought-after keynote speaker, JB appears regularly on news programs, television shows, and podcasts, speaking on everything from business growth strategies, to buying an...

Discover the Power of NUE Conceal: Bianca Festejo's Breakthrough Skincare Formulations for Flawless Skin

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Bianca Festejo, the Founder of NUE Conceal, the most innovative beauty system in the cosmetic tattooing. They eradicate stretch marks and scars through innovative skin pigment technology. NUE has designed a color-matching device that eradicates human error by converting color values into data. Subsequently, restoring the original appearance of the lost skin tone. Tune in to learn more!

How Michael Julve's BuiltFirst is Creating the Largest Ecosystem of Marketplaces for SaaS and Services

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Michael Julve, a highly successful Latino entrepreneur who built two tech companies BuiltFirst and Wanda. Builtfirst is a cloud marketplace platform. They make it easy for any company to create a marketplace to promote their SaaS/service partners. B2b procurement is accelerated when buyers discover SaaS/service where trust has already been built. Builtfirst is building the largest ecosystem of marketplaces that every B2B company can go-to-market through. The mission is to modernize how SaaS and services are discovered and purchased. Don’t mi...

From Environmental Contamination to Market Manipulation: How Lauren Varnado Takes on Big Oil and Wins

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Lauren Varnado, an experienced trial lawyer, representing oil, gas, and petrochemical clients in high-stakes lawsuits in state and federal courts, including contract cases, fraud, and tort actions, lawsuits alleging environmental contamination, international and domestic arbitrations between energy producers, class action royalty litigation, and market manipulation disputes related to trading in energy and commodity markets. Tune in to learn more!

How Rubén Galindo Steckel is Empowering Financial Freedom with AirTM

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Rubén Galindo Steckel, the visionary CEO behind AirTM, a leading online platform that provides financial services to users around the world. His commitment to promoting financial freedom and reducing economic restrictions has helped hundreds of thousands save money, make local payments, and transfer funds quickly and affordably. AirTM offers ease of moving your money whenever you need it, no matter where you are, through national and international banks, e-wallets, and more. Tune in to learn more!

Arquella Hargrove on How Leaders Can Drive and Sustain Change Around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within an Organization

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Arquella Hargrove, a driven HR leader, national speaker, and innovative business consultant with over 25 years of distinguished experience in HR management. As an expert in diversity, inclusion, equity, and organizational leadership, she has successfully coached notable leaders in corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations, transforming leadership effectiveness, empathy, and education on critical matters of impact within the workplace. She is also the President of Epic Collaborative Advisors consulting firm, where she designs and facilitates experiential workshops cultivating strong, high-performance teams eager to meet and exceed company...

How Hamid Kohan is Revolutionizing Law Firm Growth with Technology and Business Strategy

In this episode, we meet Hamid Kohan, the visionary Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has been shaking up the legal industry for years. As the founder of multiple successful tech-based start-ups, Hamid's track record of innovation and success is unparalleled. Hamid is the CEO of Legal Soft, one of the nation's leading law firm growth companies. With his deep understanding of technology and business strategy, Hamid has revolutionized the way law firms grow and operate, helping them stay ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving industry. Tune in to learn more!

Little Bird Marketing's Unique Approach to Digital Marketing with Priscilla McKinney at the Helm

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Priscilla McKinney, the CEO, and Momma Bird at Little Bird Marketing, an award-winning digital marketing agency specializing in content marketing, lead generation, branding, and design. Little Bird Marketing specializes in digital marketing and the creation and distribution of quality content that directly aligns with companies' goals. Priscilla's expertise is in creating content marketing systems for B2B lead generation. Tune in to learn more!

Ramiro Berrelleza is Revolutionizing the Software Development Process: An Insight into Okteto and Ramiro Berrelleza's Vision

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Ramiro Berrelleza , the CEO and Co-Founder of Okteto, the leading platform for Development Experience Automation. Okteto is a platform that allows teams to automate every possible developer experience at a very high level. At Okteto, they believe that teams should focus on what they love, and that's why they dedicate their efforts to making the world of developers more friendly and streamlined than ever. The team is passionate and believes deeply in this mission: make developers and teams more productive by developing cloud-native applications to...

Breaking Boundaries in Skincare with Award-Winning Host of Skincare Anarchy, Dr. Ekta Yadav

In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Ekta Yadav, MD MBA MS, the host of the industry-acclaimed and globally successful podcast, Skincare Anarchy, and creator of the first-of-its-kind ebook/e-magazine and medical journal hybrid, YŪGEN. She has been featured in multiple publications, including the most recent being ABC, FOX News, NewBeauty, CEW, and many more. She is an AWARD WINNING podcast host and scientist and has published numerous medical journal articles, and has been recognized as a globally influential contributor to academia in the areas of microbiology, physiology, surgery, dermatology, and oncology. She sits on multiple editorial b...

Meet Cristina Antelo, the Powerhouse Lobbyist Behind Ferox Strategies: A Deep Dive into Her Success Story and Expertise in Government Relations

In this episode, we are joined by Cristina Antelo, the Founder and CEO of Ferox Strategies, a strategic advisory and government relations firm headquartered in Washington, DC, that has a proven track record of success working with the highest levels of the federal government, including the US Congress, the White House, and executive agencies. We also specialize in state & local government relations, third-party engagements, and coalition building & management. Ferox has expertise in building and running strategic campaigns designed to educate on policy issues, win desired legislative outcomes, combat brand and reputation crises, and much more! Don’t miss a th...

Roderick Builders is Setting the Standard for Modern Luxury Homes in Utah and Los Angeles Hills

In this episode, we are joined by Trapper Roderick, the CEO of Roderick Builders, a building company that specializes in helping homeowners to build their dream luxury home from the idea and up. At Roderick Builders, they aim to turn clients' unique visions and dreams into reality by providing exceptional consultation services and delivering innovative solutions through their design and building expertise. Roderick Builders has been named one of the leading luxury custom home builders throughout the Los Angeles Hills area and is expected to become Utah's Best Modern Home Builder. Tune in to learn more!

Pepper Content makes content king again with AI and expert talent

In today’s episode we meet the co-founder of Pepper Content, Anirudh Singla who is helping connect businesses in need of content with experienced and expert creators that are able to help them develop it. Working with around 150,000 creators, Pepper Content has helped more than 2,500 businesses develop content, including big tech clients such as Amazon, Google and Adobe. The company already uses AI to support creators – its technology is based on the increasingly ubiquitous OpenAI GPT-3 – but also offers a range of tools to help marketers identify what content they need and to analyse the impact of the final output...

Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Marketing: Insights from Shardul Kiri and Cultivate Hospitality

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Shardul Kiri, an award-winning brand strategist and marketer with a demonstrated history in the hospitality industry. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Cultivate Hospitality, a hospitality-focused consultancy helping groups develop new restaurant concepts, build brands, and lead their marketing efforts. They use their strong understanding of brand building to create bespoke solutions for local store marketing, reputation management, social media management & marketing, and more. Don’t miss a thing on this. Tune in to learn more!

The Incredible Benefits of OsteoStrong's Robotic Devices for Strength, Balance, and Bone Density

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Kyle Zagrodzky, the Founder and CEO of OsteoStrong, the health and wellness system that provides musculoskeletal strength conditioning in less than 10 minutes per week using patented and scientifically proven osteogenic loading robotic devices. OsteoStrong introduced new possibilities in modern fitness and aging prevention in 2012. It has since helped thousands of clients between ages 8 and 92 improve strength, balance, endurance, and bone density. Don’t miss a thing on this. Tune in to learn more!

Revolutionizing the Tech Hiring Process: Meet Jared Tang, Founder of Gaggle Social

In this episode, we are joined by Jared Tang, the Founder of Gaggle Social. Gaggle Social is the enterprise software dedicated professional social network, designed to streamline the technology hiring process. This is achieved through industry-tailored functionality and tools that prioritize skills evaluation and empowers you to be your own technology recruiter at a fraction of the price of working with a middleman. It's never before been this easy to connect with the enterprise application professionals that best suit your budget & needs! Gaggle connects the two worlds that recruiters and salesmen once governed in an effort to bring you...

Rev Up Your Client Acquisition Efforts: Discover the Secrets to B2B Success with Revenue Boost and AJ Cassata

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is AJ Cassata, the Co-Founder of Revenue Boost, a B2B Sales and Marketing Consulting + E-Learning Company Focused on helping B2B small businesses & agency owners build their sales engines and scale up. Revenue Boost teaches entrepreneurs how to systemize and scale their client acquisition efforts. The Coaches and consultants provide World Class B2B lead generation and sales strategies to uplift your business to another level. Tune in to learn more!

Med Spa Management Mastery: Learn from Health and Wellness Entrepreneur Patty Rappa

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Patty Rappa, a health and wellness entrepreneur specializing in med spa management. She is also the Founder and CEO of Luz Holdings, the Official holdings company for Luz Lounge franchises, the Med Spa Mentor book: How To Successfully Manage a Med Spa, and the Med Spa Management Mastery training program. Tune in to learn more about her success story!

Improving Access to Dental Care: How MouthWatch's Teledentistry Platform is Bridging the Gap Between Patients and Dentists.

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Brant Herman, the CEO of MouthWatch, a company that connects patients to dental care more effectively through teledentistry and intraoral cameras. MouthWatch develops turnkey teledentistry and intraoral camera solutions that allow dentists and hygienists in the US and internationally to communicate more effectively with their patients. Their high-quality, affordable intraoral cameras, chairside dental viewers, and ease of integration with all leading dental imaging platforms put the power of intraoral imaging into every dental practice. MouthWatch's powerful teledentistry platform enables live streaming interactive and asynchronous store-and-forward...

Making a Difference: How Art for Redemption is Empowering Incarcerated Artists to Pay Their Debts

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Raphaelle Duche, the Co-Founder of Art for Redemption, an e-commerce platform that allows incarcerated artists to sell their art. The company is the first true vendor to legally contract on behalf of inmates in CO, providing participating inmates the ability to earn money to pay child support, victim restitution, and other societal debts. Art for Redemption was created through collaboration with Defy Colorado, a nonprofit organization preparing currently incarcerated individuals for successful careers upon release through both traditional career paths and entrepreneurship. Tune in to...

Mike Fogarty's Choice Market: The Future of Omnichannel Retailing

Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast! Joining us today is Mike Fogarty, the Founder and CEO of Choice Market, an omnichannel retailer who is reimagining the convenience store. Choice is a New Kind of Convenience Store. One that combines quick service and user-friendly technology with a healthy and practical product selection. With produce, groceries, fresh meals, and everyday necessities, the Choice is yours. Don’t miss a thing on this. Tune in to learn more!