ST67: Stephen’s Confessional

In this episode listen to Stephen talk about his challenges with podcasting and what he is doing to get over them. This applies to challenges all around life, and shows how not understanding something can impact your success.

ST66 Nicholas Bayerle

Stephen interviews Nicholas Bayerle about his newest event, how he has changes and where his business is going!

ST65: Stephen Interviews David Lowe

Welcome to Success Talks hosted by Stephen Dela Cruz. Today Stephen interviews David Lowe the creator of Qwerky Co-living a tech startup connecting likeminded individuals, to be able to live and work together. Originally the idea came from a pilothouse serving eight entrepreneurs but soon they realized that they could serve so many more people!


            David was born in England but ventures over the pond at the age of thirty-two to Austin Texas, where he started a company called Uber Pong, a ping pong based company. Within a year Uber Pong was making custom paddles for different distributers, and within two years started to host a celebrity Ping-Pong tournament.


                        The hardest part of starting this new business for David was having to start from square one after moving. Not only that the process of being able to live and work in the U.S. took around a year for him. Starting over has made starting new businesses hard for David, because you really have to start from scratch while creating your network.


            While David does plan to stay in San Diego for a while, him and his partner are already thinking about being successful and helping others, especially focusing in Tijuana. Visualizing that Qwerky is already a success allows David to build backwards instead of building from the ground up. This visualization helps him and his partner think of their destination not just the problems at hand.


            What sets Qwerky apart is David’s plan to really build a co-living community by focusing on bringing together likeminded people.


David’s best advice for those looking to move to San Diego as an entrepreneur is,

  1. Immerse yourself in the culture
  2. Never stop learning
  3. Get out and see San Diego

Get in touch with David at

Instagram @Englishdave

Twitter @davidjLowe

Linkedin David J Lowe


David Lowe Bio:

David Lowe is a British/American entrepreneur who is passionate about building brands that help people connect and grow as human beings.

David had big success with his 1st startup Uberpong partnering with major clients like the LA Dodgers, Nike and Red Bull before successfully leading the company to an exit.

David moved from Austin to San Diego to launch his next venture, Qwerky – a community for like minded people. Qwerky allows entrepreneurs to live with purpose.
Learn more about Qwerky: http:/

ST64: Stephen Interviews Eric Westreich



My passion is solving world problems by helping government, industry, and academia deliver technology faster as a TV host, business consultant, and software developer. I help connect communities, help businesses scale, and help traditional organizations integrate revolutionary technology and innovation.


Proven success in marketing, business development and sales. 13 years of experience in developing and implementing strategy at a national level for a world leading technology company. Comprehensive experience in understanding defense programs, and introducing revolutionary technology in the context of traditional acquisition. Strong leader who pioneered and delivered technical solutions which have become mainstays in military operations. Award winning military and academic background.

ST63 : Stephen Interviews Brad and Greta Zude


Brad and Greta Zude are the creators of where they teach new families how to get their newborns to sleep through the night!

ST62 : Stephen Interviews Nathan Resnick

ST62 : Stephen Interviews Nathan Resnick


Nathan Resnick is the CEO of Sourcify, a platform that makes manufacturing easy. In the past, Nathan has brought dozens of products to market, ran three ecommerce companies (sold one), and been a part of projects on Kickstarter raising over seven figures. He writes for media outlets like Entrepreneur, The Next Web,, and more. Nathan also used to live in China and speaks Mandarin.

ST61 : Stephen Interviews Joe Reynoldo



  • The #1 Millennial Marketing Influencer
  • #1 Small Business Influencer
  • Social Media Business Guru
  • Top 10 Most Influential Millennial CEO’s


Reynaldo works with the top Realtors, Entrepreneur’s, and Startup companies customizing marketing and sales processes and improving customer experiences. His clients include Dthera Sciences, Social House Leader, Berkshire Hathaway, Remax, Coldwell Banker, KW, and more.


Joe’s Links

  1. Company site:
  2. Social media links:

ST59: Stephen Interviews Jen Grover



Jen Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS MAGAZINE as a “One-Woman Brand,” a “Creativi- ty and Innovation Guru” and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential. Jen Groover’s name has quickly become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship and evolution. She was recently nominated as a UN delegate to the first ever Global Accelerator for the Global Entrepreneurs Council. She also made history at the NYSE, as a member of the first all-female group to ring the opening bell and made Forbes’ list of “50 Founders You Need to Follow on Twitter.” Jen’s energy and multi-faceted, diverse wisdom make her a highly sought after speaker on topics ranging from business to leadership, empowerment to emotional intelligence to healthy living, and enhancing productivity. Her influence and leadership has aligned her with amazing brands, such as USANA Health Sciences, Avon, Verizon and SkyMall, for which Jen has had various roles as a spokeswoman and consultant; and organizations such as Career Wardrobe, Wish Upon a Hero Foundation, Pride & Glory, Zee Mee, Vuid and CNN Hero award-winning non-prof- it, Back on My Feet, for which Jen serves as a board member.

Her success skyrocketed with the creation of the Butler Bag, the world’s first compartmental- ized handbag, that became a multi-million dollar brand, and has not stopped since. Jen spring- boarded the Butler Bag’s success into an entire lifestyle brand, found at a variety of price points and well known retailers, which led to the creation of subsequent lifestyle brands, Leader Girlz, and Empowered by Jen Groovers. Leader Girlz teaches young girls the importance of em- powerment through play, while the recently launched “Empowered by Jen Groover” brand, including her one-hour PBS special and forthcoming book, comprises a variety of consumer products that encompass her quotes and inspire people to live life with passion and purpose. The success and momentum of Jen Groover’s empowerment movement has led to the vision and launch of the Empowered Economy Initiative, which encourages corporations and uni- versities to combine efforts in order to educate and support small business owners and entre- preneurs in their communities, thereby stimulating the economy; as well as the development of Jen’s upcoming, highly integrated tech platform, “Empowered for Purpose,” which will serve as a foundation for further expansion of the ”Empowered by Jen Groover” brand. She is also an advisor/partner for a new company called Thuzio, started by Tiki Barber and Mark Gerson, that is an innovative business model blending sports management and sports entertainment.

Most recently, Jen launched the innovative economic and innovation movement for entrepre- neurs and small business owners Jumpstart StartUp, a first of its kind pop-up shop, which kicked off in Philadelphia in October, 2016, and is currently scaling to 10 cities nationwide. The groundbreaking venture features a curated matchmaking conversion of business experts, global brands and entrepreneurs, creating an inspired, unique experience to support small business growth and accelerate brands.

Jen is a top business and lifestyle contributor and content creator for major television networks such as ABC, CBS, CNBC, NBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, and the The CW. Jen also contributed editorial pieces to several prominent business magazines and online resources in- cluding The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Positively Positive, The Daily Love, and HealthyStyle NY. Her products, brand and work have been featured in hundreds of media out- lets including O! The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, People, US Weekly, SUCCESS and En- trepreneur.

Coming in the Fall of 2017, Jen will be releasing three books – a relaunch of

her best-selling What If? & Why Not?, with update resources, Optimized Potential, and #Empowered (based on her PBS Special), with Make this Matter & CO Publishing.

Jen’s passion for inspiring others to realize their greatest potential on all levels, which was origi- nally realized in her first business right out of college in the fitness industry and as a

National level fitness competitor, continues as the driving force behind her many successful brands. Jen’s diverse experiences and businesses span many different industries and she has no desire to slow down anytime soon. She constantly motivates and inspires through her key- note speaking engagements for corporations, universities and organizations all over the world. Jen continues to strive toward her ultimate goal, which is to innovate in every industry she is inspired to play in, while empowering others to achieve their goals. Jen is more than a mul- tifaceted, multitalented individual – she is, undoubtedly, a force to be reckoned with. Jen be- lieves in active participation and lives by the belief that “if you are going to complain about something you better be willing to inspire change.”

ST58 : Stephen Interviews Chris Wiser



Chris Wiser is the Founder and CEO of The Wiser Agency, a Digital Marketing & Sales Agency based in Austin, Texas.

The Wiser Agency focuses with helping Entrepreneurs grow their businesses through Online Marketing, Advertising and Sales Training.

He has over 20 years of Technology industry experience, along with the past 10 years being Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of Neverfail, a Austin, TX provider of Cloud Services for the Managed Service Provider Industry, and CEO of TechSquad IT, a Milwaukee, WI, provider of technology and network specialist services to small and midsize businesses (SMBs).

As both a public-facing entrepreneur and network specialist, Chris has been featured on The Entrepreneurs Radio Show, School for Startups Radio, SmallBizAmerica Radio and Todays TMJ4, which is Milwaukee’s NBC news affiliate. He has also been profiled in the Milwaukee Business Journal, and the Milwaukee Small Business Times.

Chris is also a best-selling author having published “The Small Business Owners Guide to Stress Free Network Support,” and “The Tech Multiplier: The World’s Leading Technology Consultants Reveal In Depth Case Studies of How the Smartest Businesses in the World are Leveraging Technology to Increase Profits and Reduce Waste While Safeguarding Data”. Both books feature proven secrets and strategies on how to realize maximum sales and profits.

In September 2013, Chris was the subject of a documentary film titled, “The IT Guy,” which was broadcast worldwide on Biography Channel to multimillion number of viewers.

ST57 : Stephen Interviews Braden Wallake

ST57 : Stephen Interviews Braden Wallake


Braden Wallake, an entrepreneur and influencer from Columbus, Ohio. Braden has built a successful 6 figure business in under a year thanks to the power of Instagram. Currently Braden is living the digital nomad life and traveling through Costa Rica while building his empire. Don’t be fooled, despite the fact that he works hard, Braden plays even harder. When he’s not working his favorite activities include hiking, volleyball, soccer, and hanging with his awesome dog, Roscoe.