Jun 30, 2019
Today’s guest is close to home, close to the heart - my BOSS. I am the Director of Client Growth at Super Connector Media (SCM), and Chris Winfield is THE super connector that started it all. As co-founder and CEO of SCM, Chris successfully built SCM on the concept of HOPE - helping one person every day.
As a serial entrepreneur, Chris created Unfair Advantage Live, the world's premier publicity event connecting entrepreneurs to the media. And the Unfair Advantage Accelerator program, supporting entrepreneurs through publicity and marketing into the next level of their businesses.
Prior to starting Super Connector Media, Chris worked with executives from many of the world’s best-known companies, including Disney, Virgin, Macy’s, Viacom, Conde Nast, Intuit, NBC and many others. To put it simply, Chris gives entrepreneurs an “unfair advantage” when it comes to getting more publicity, making connections and growing their companies. Chris currently lives in New York City with his daughter, Vivienne, his life and business partner, Jen Gottlieb, and their three dogs.
This episode is packed with so many ahas and soundbites -- in fact, after this interview I decided to permanently add something to the podcast based on how moved I was by Chris. Learn how we mutually didn’t like each other the first time we met, how I didn’t understand why my bestie was with this man, to serious issues like addiction recovery, being in line with your values, and so much more.
Highlights of our conversation:
3:44 - Chris’s two-interaction rule (and how it benefited Tory)
7:48 - How Chris got started helping entrepreneurs
12:03 - Chris realizes his ambitions from childhood won't fulfill him
13:32 - The source of Chris's years-long addiction journey
17:31 - Chris's addiction recovery journey helps him start to connect the dots
20:39 - The experiment that helped Chris learn from his company's implosion
23:57 - What addiction was attempting to hide from Chris
25:41 - How Chris stays on the road to recovery
28:42 - What gets Chris the most excited
32:34 - The power of 51%
34:45 - Why Chris as an introvert feels compelled to be visible
41:24 - Chris answers the jar of LOLz (and adds a great prompt)
Connect with Chris:
Visit his website - https://superconnectormedia.com/
Get set for Unfair Advantage Live! - https://events.chriswinfield.com/
Engage on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chriswinfield/
Follow on Twitter - https://twitter.com/chriswinfield
Interview: Chris Winfield
Theme music: Superstar by Gyom - https://www.premiumbeat.com/royalty-free-tracks/superstar
Podcast edited and mixed by 51 features. Connect at andrew [at] 51features.com.