Growth Think Tank

This podcast started in 2014 to serve leaders on their journey of growth and significance with their work. It is conversations with leaders for leaders. My name is Gene Hammett, host of the show. I am proud to be recognized by Inc Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine for our impact on leaders that are evolving to better serve their teams.

Growth Think Tank - leadership podcast on growth

This is the one and only podcast that inteviews founders and CEOs of Inc 500 companies. The interviews uncover the key principles of fast-growth. You will find topics of growth, culture, leadership and other areas of growth for leaders.

Latest Episodes…


008 Megha Rodriguez | Learn How to Be IN the Conversation with Your Ideal Client

Megha RodriguezMegha has finally found her profitable niche for her business, but it was not always the case.  Being the jack of all trades (taking any client that came along) stressed her out so she decide to find your target audience.  They key is being INSIDE the conversation with her ideal client so her marketing is more effective and delivery of her services is more complete.  Megha shares the fears she faced along the way and the successes too.

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007 Jason Silverman | Web Design Firm Proves the Power of the Niche – More Impact and Better Value

Jason Silverman

Jason blows me away in this interview by sharing his approach to building his business. Jason clearly believes in niching and lives it with each of his businesses. Most web design firms or agencies tend to approach the business with an “I can do it all” mindset, but specializing in one niche can be powerful and rewarding. You will even hear how Jason charges more because he is delivering a full and powerful solution. Jason tells it like it is in this episode.

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006 Jason Swenk | From Zero Subscribers to a Six Figure Business in 3 Months

Jason SwenkIn this episode of the Leaders in the Trenches Podcast, I’m pumped to welcome a great friend of mine, Jason Swenk to the show! We are going to explore the journey he had in creating his six figure consulting business in about 3 months (that’s on-the-side to his full-time job). Well…actually he started before that 3 month period, but once he decided to really focus on Digital Agencies he began to make huge strides to success.

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005 Kimanzi Constable | Facing his Fears of Limiting His Business-Now Kimanzi has a Real Impact Business

Kimanzi ConstableKimanzi Constable started out with a ton of success by selling 80,000 books using social media and transforming his own life in the process. To get there, he began with a wide and broad approach, but quickly realized he had to narrow and be specific to create a powerful business that really makes an impact for his clients. Kimanzi had to face his fears of limiting his business so that he could find a new level of success.

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004 Rick Mulready | The Dangers of Being the Jack of All Trades and the Master of None and What to Do About It?

Rick MulreadyRick Mulready interviews Fortune 500 social media managers to find out how small business can better use social media. Rick’s tool of choice is Facebook. We discuss how Facebook offers a way to connect with your ideal customer using many different features available to advertisers, even if you don’t use Facebook, the value gathered from this conversation helps you understand “if everybody is your customer, nobody is your customer”.

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003 Deanna Maio | Why is it easy to see someone else’s profitable niche, but hard to see your own?

Deanna MaioToday we talk with Deanna Maio who has recently gone through a re-branding experience for her business, Delegated to Done. We discuss the importance of finding the “profitable niche” as well as how difficult that can be without the help of someone to support you and challenge your thinking. The name for the episode says it all…we’ll explore why it is hard to see your own profitable niche. Read more

002 Jim Palmer | Struggled While “in the trenches” but Focused His Business and Found Success…and Finally a Vacation

Jim PalmerJim’s story is unique in all the specific twist and turns, but the principles are similar across all business owners that have pulled themselves “out of the trenches”.  From the days of his first newsletter in 1981 to now where Jim is a successful author, coach and entrepreneur.  Jim’s key strategy was to really focus his business before he began to broaden it. Find out how and why he did focus his work inside this episode. Read more

001 Dave Kerpen | Truly Likeable: The Power of Saying NO to Achieve Success

Dave KerpenDave Kerpen from Likeable Media and Likeable Local is our guest today.  Dave has achieved success in business (like Inc 500 List and the NY Best Selling Author List), but to get here he had to say NO to clients that were not in alignment with where he wanted to take his company. Read more

000 About the Show (and your host Gene Hammett)

Leaders in the TrenchesThis is Leaders in the Trenches, Episode 000.  My name is Gene Hammett, your host for this podcast. In this introduction, I am going to share with you everything you need to know to see if this podcast is right for you and how it can help you lead your business with more freedom and impact.

Let’s address the NAME..Leaders in the Trenches was created for the owners of companies that struggle and stress to run and grow their business. This podcast is for business owners that are “in the trenches” running their businesses day-to-day. Read more