Keynote Speaker, Best-selling Author, Proven Business Consultant, and Founder of Top, Award-Winning Podcast, LeadersintheTrenches.com.
Topics: Business, Leadership, Entrepreneuship, Fear, Purpose, Success,
After 10 years in corporate America and with proven experience in…
I was ready to begin my journey of entrepreneurship.
In 2001, I started an online company that generated more than $1 million in just the first year. I carved out a very lucrative niche for my business and positioned it as “the” choice for our target audience. Within the next few years, we topped $5 million in sales and I was traveling the world.
Seeing a new opportunity, I started a second company to serve my clients and soon had two 7-figure businesses.
But, while I was taking my companies into new markets, scaling growth, and personally making more money than I had ever made in my life…I realized I was missing something.
I was missing out on living with a real purpose. I knew that I wanted to innovate within my industry and create new tools and new technologies, but I was TRAPPED in my own success.
Unfortunately, I ignored those desires to create innovation and build a business that I truly wanted. In 2010, I lost it all – the business, the money – everything. In an instant, I lost a business deal and my business imploded. To the tune of losing more than $3 million in one day.
Ouch is an understatement!
This excruciating ordeal shook me to my core and caused me to rethink everything in my life and business.
I started working with founders, CEOs, and entrepreneurial leaders to generate growth in their business. I studied everything there was to study about how to overcome stagnation, tap into sustainable growth, and empower leadership to achieve more.
This potential career-ending setback, began a new journey in my life with a mission to partner with business leaders to help them unlock the growth potentials they may not know exist.
Since then, my research has been featured in Forbes, Inc Magazine, Business Insider, Success Magazine, YAHOO!, NBC, and Entrepreneur Magazine. As a regular contributor for Entrepreneur Magazine and Inc. Magazine, I am able to share my insights with the world and my Award-winning Podcast, LeadersintheTrenches.com is reaching thousands of leaders.
To top if off I have a Best-selling book: "The Trap of Success-A Brutally Candid Guide to Overcoming Your Fears, Finding Significance, and Attain Profound Success!" and speak with audiences all over the world.
“Gene is a professional who captivated our audience during our annual business conference. I highly recommend catching him on stage”.
Lena Requist President, ONTRAPORT