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I’m a polyglot lead generation and podcasting consultant, international speaker, and podcaster.
As a lead generation “private eye”, I help coaches, consultants, freelancers and small business owners consistently find and generate organic leads, and turn online conversations with strangers into appointments with interested prospects – all done organically. I also teach them how to get exposure, build authority and attract prospects through podcasting, automated systems, and podcast guesting.
After getting my Master’s Degree in social sciences with a major in Media & Global Communication from the University of Helsinki (I did and obtained my Bachelor Degree of Science in Communications from Lugano’s USI – Università della Svizzera Italiana), and having worked as a journalist, I decided to take the leap and started my own online business.
I’m all about taking action and wanted to live life on my own terms, and that’s what led me to the decision to become a business owner and embrace the entrepreneurial space.
In my work (my company, 360 Entrepreneur, is part of Suomen Yrittäjät – the Federation Finnish Enterprises), I focus on helping coaches, consultants, entrepreneurs, business owners, authors, speakers, and independent podcasters get more exposure, generate leads and drive prospects into their pipeline with organic lead generation, podcasting, and podcast guesting.
Whether it’s planning and launching a lead generation campaign, helping a client record and publish a podcast in their niche, focusing on the podcast marketing side of things, implementing automated systems into your workflow or leveraging podcast guest interviews as an actual asset for your business, I always bring my A game and go out of my way to provide my clients and students with value and practical, no-nonsense advice.
Firstly, this website, which undoubtedly is my online headquarters. Here, I share advice through different types of content.
Podcasting, something I’ve been doing since 2014 (with 400+ episodes published – including interviews with New York Times bestselling authors, Grammy Award-winning artists, academics, and top entrepreneurs) through a series of podcasts.
Additionally, I’ve been behind the mic also with the BEPSII Podcast, the official podcast of the BEPSII scientific network, Haaga-Helia Porvoo Stories, the official podcast of the Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences Porvoo Campus (Finland) and the interview series Communication Rights in the Digital Age (of the conference by Helsinki Media Policy Research Group, the University of Helsinki, the ECREA Communication Law and Policy Section and the Euromedia Research Group).
Furthermore, I’ve helped create and have served as the host of the interview series for the GMMP (Global Media Monitoring Project), the one for the Media Platformisation and Small Nations conference (by the University of Helsinki and Tampere University), and the Epistemic Rights Podcast (audio series for the book Epistemic Rights in the Era of Digital Disruption), which features contributions from professors from several institutes, including Oxford University, the University of Helsinki, and the University of Westminster.
I’m a big fan of podcast guesting too! It’s something I have been doing for years and that really enjoy.
From time to time, I’ve been asked to share my insights for world’s renowned sites and publications such as Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, and Foundr Magazine.
You can check the entire list of shows I have been a featured guest for, as well as articles and other resources that mention me on my Press Page.
Plus, I have a list of guides, templates and other downloadable resources that revolve around the areas of organic lead generation, prospecting, and podcast guesting.
As a lead generation and podcasting consultant, I carry out my work primarily through one-on-one consulting calls and focus on three topics: lead generation & prospecting, podcasting, and podcast guesting.
The scope of my consulting work varies depending on the client. It can be creating and launching a lead generation system for a client’s business, crafting a podcasting strategy to make podcasting part of their content marketing strategy or being featured on other people’s shows as a guest – all the way to implementing automated systems into your podcasting workflow.
I don’t limit myself to one-on-one work, though!
Some may refer to me as one of the ‘Movers and Shakers’ of the podcasting industry – space I’ve been in since 2014 – for a couple of reasons.
Organized for the first time in 2016 (and then in 2017), the online conference has featured hundreds of speakers (80 in its first edition!) – including some of the best podcasters, podcasting experts and digital marketers around such as John Lee Dumas, Pamela Slim, Jordan Harbinger, Sue B. Zimmerman, and New York Times bestselling authors Jay Baer and Joel Comm.
Even though I really enjoy working and teaching online, I LOVE meeting people and share my knowledge in person.
As a speaker, I’ve had the pleasure to educate, inspire and entertain audiences internationally, from sunny Florida, Brisbane, Sydney, and Philadelphia all the way to Finland, the Netherlands, and even High Arctic Canada! The list of conferences, events, and workshops I have spoken at includes Podcast Movement, Podfest, Australia’s We Are Podcast, Podcast Italia, Digi Day, Amsterdam’s B. Business, and the Entrepreneur Speakers Network Sydney, only to mention a few.
Moreover, I’ve taught and held sessions (both in-person and remotely) for several organizations and institutions, such as the American Marketing Association, the Northwestern University in Qatar, the University of Helsinki, the BEPSII Sea-Ice Field School (in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut – you got to check out its location on Google Maps!), and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.
Did I mention that I’ve also contributed to the chapters of a couple of books: Marketing Now: 134 of the World’s Leading SEO, Online Advertising & Social Media Gurus Share Their Number 1, Actionable Digital Marketing Tip, and Strategie di Digital PR per Startup [in Italian]?
When I’m not busy working with my clients, teaching my students, speaking at events or interview some of the world’s top music industry experts and contemporary music stars for The Jazz Spotlight Podcast (my show in the music industry), I can probably be found traveling somewhere around the world.
From cycling across the Golden Gate bridge, driving Australia’s Great Ocean Road, California’s Pacific Coast Highway or by Ireland’s Atlantic coast, checking some of the world’s tallest buildings like the Burj Khalifa in Dubai or Toronto’s CN Tower, feeding kangaroos, riding waves (or trying to) in Byron Bay or in Nazarè (where they have recorded the world’s highest wave), snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef or out off an Italian island, traveling around Europe, exploring Tokyo (one of my favorite cities in the world!), playing beach volleyball or chilling and enjoying breath-taking views of Locarno from the Cardada mount…I never have enough of traveling!
Hope to meet you in person one day!
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