Coss Marte, former inmate turned CEO, knows he beat the odds. By age 19, Coss was making $2 million a year running one of the largest drug delivery services in New York. At 23 he was caught and faced seven years in prison. Upon entering prison, the medical unit told him he could die in prison because at 5'8" and 230 pounds, he was overweight with dangerously high blood pressure.
A year before he was scheduled to be released, Coss ended up in solitary confinement. During that time, he refocused, starting working out in his cell and without any equipment, lost 70 pounds in six months. He also helped 20 inmates lose over 1000lbs. It was during an Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment meeting where he came up with a business plan and the idea for Conbody was formed.
After Coss was released, he applied the same marketing tactics that he used to build his drug business to build his fitness business. With the help of Defy Ventures, he entered a business pitch competition and was awarded $100,000 via Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran and the Young President's Organization to open Conbody Studios.
Angel Morales will tell you pushing comfort zones is a must no matter what role you're in. As the head of C3 International, he works with clients in 25 countries and it started with a simple phone call to a friend. Angel's multi-language and multi-cultural skills along with his experience and expertise in international marketing have made him a sought-after consultant for clients in various industries who seek to achieve success with strategic and marketing programs targeted at families and children. As a creative with the wheels always spinning, Angel turned a carbon fiber wallet he created for himself into a second company - Tailwag. In this episode you'll learn the keys to launching and growing a business in international markets. The bonus, you can apply the same insights domestically too.