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I belong to a community of hundreds of others who have shared the experience of appearing on Shark Tank and it's been a great source of support and learning for me. So I started this podcast hoping that the wisdom and experience of these exceptional entrepreneurs could add value to you too.

Be sure to subscribe to Lessons From The Tank on your favorite platform. I've got an incredible lineup of impressive inventors and business people who have all walked that ominous corridor and gone toe-to-toe with the Sharks!


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Maxwell Cohen – Become An Expert

Maxwell Cohen, Inventor of Peelaways disposable bed sheets, was fresh out of college and had no idea what he was in for when he took his brand new product on a “millennial start-up focused” episode of Shark Tank. But the experience, even though it was pretty brutal and didn’t end with a deal, put him…


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Becca Brown – Over Prepare and Be Ready To Pivot

Becca Brown is a Harvard graduate who worked her way up the ladder at Goldman Sachs, eventually landing a Chief of Staff position in London. Then she left it all behind. Today, Becca is the co-founder of SoleMates shoe and foot care products, along with former classmate and Goldman Sachs colleague Monica Ferguson. They pitched…

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Dr. Rob Yonover – Everything Is A Problem To Solve

If you need a dose of motivation, don’t miss one of the most passionate guests I’ve ever had on my Lessons From The Tank podcast! Dr. Robert Yonover is a Ph.D. geochemist/volcanologist, author, and North Shore big wave surfer living in Hawaii. His life-saving invention, the See Rescue Streamer – a patented emergency continuous signaling…

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Ayaan and Mickey Naqvi – Wisdom Beyond Their Years

These teenagers are goals – period. Ayaan and Mickey Naqvi (14 and 15 years old at the time of this podcast) are the most impressive teens I have ever encountered. They have appeared on Shark Tank not once but twice, and, despite not getting a deal both times, their passion, drive, and positive attitudes are…

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Kirby Holmes – A Breath of Fresh Air

An N95 air filter mask – for your dog? That’s precisely what Kirby Holmes, my recent Lessons From The Tank Podcast guest, invented and pitched on Shark Tank. It may sound crazy at first – and a few of the Sharks thought so, too – but maybe you live in an area prone to wildfires,…

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Lance & Kim Burney – Make it Fun

Kim Burney noticed how the people in her family jumped at the chance to use chainsaws when she suggested that the trees on their property needed to be trimmed. So when she asked if anyone would like to carve the Thanksgiving turkey and got crickets from the whole crowd, she joked that if they could…


Don Lessem – Start From The Top

Dinosaurs. Just the word fires up the imaginations of young and old alike – and nobody knows dinosaurs better than Don Lessem! To say he is one of the most fascinating guests I’ve had on my Lessons From The Tank podcast would be an understatement! Here are just a few facts about Don: He is…


Ryan and Jenn Cmich – Communication is Key – No Matter How It’s Done

Saying what you want can sometimes be a struggle, and many times people hold back for fear of being met with rejection. So what if there was a way to always know when you and your partners’ desires aligned? Wouldn’t that be nice! Enter LoveSync; a bedside button or phone app that partners can use…


Alex Arkhangelskiy and Henry Li – Design + Function = A Winning Combination

What problem is your product solving? That’s the question every inventor has to ask before diving into the world of entrepreneurship. Alex Arkhangelskiy and Henry Li, Shark Tank entrepreneurs, avid motorcycle enthusiasts, and the inventors of Brake Free Tech, recognized a universal and dangerous problem for bikers; they are often overlooked and unseen by other drivers on…


Skylar Bennett – Durability In Everyday Life

Millions of people wake up five days a week, put on a suit and tie, and head to work. Skylar Bennett and his business partner Kevin Shoemaker, both former real estate agents, were tired of wasting money on new ties every time one got stained or damaged – which happens often! This problem led them…


Jake and Michelle Sendowski – A Golden Ticket Idea

Once a year, Lori Greiner gives out a “golden ticket” to her favorite product idea on Shark Tank, and my Lessons From The Tank podcast guests, Jake and Michelle Sendowski, were stunned when she chose their invention, Souper Cubes, as the 2020 recipient! This simple but handy product made to save money and reduce food waste…