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Welcome To Local First Podcast

Connecting local businesses and their communities.
Local First Podcast where you can listen to interviews of local businesses,
authors and entrepreneurs.
Behind every local business is a story to share. Stream the Dream.

Latest Episodes

Pat Helmers

How to Sell On LinkedIn w Pat Helmers

Pat Helmers is an international business consultant and technology startup coach. He is the author of the Selling With Confidence sales system and host of the award winning Sales Babble sales podcast. Pat has been in the…

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Jorge Benavente

How To Start Being A Leader Today with Jorge Benavente

Meet Jorge Benavente I believe that everything in an organization rises and falls on the quality of its leadership. Whether its a household, sports team, business, or boy scout troop, the leader dictates the success…

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Stacy Kaat

What Is Your Personal Brand With Stacy Kaat

Have you ever thought about how important your personal brand is? Stacy Kaat is a personal brand coach, author, and photographer, and I am excited to share my conversation with her. In this episode, Stacy…

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David Fisher

A Deep Dive Into LinkedIn with David J.P. Fisher, AKA D. Fish

David J.P. Fisher, AKA D. Fish, is a sales and entrepreneurial professional, author, speaker, and coach, and has owned his own consulting firm, Rock Star Consulting, for over 14 years. David got his start by…

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The Go Giver

Value VS Price & The Go Giver With Bob Burg

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Ariel Kopac

Overcome The Fear Of Failure That Holds Us Back w/ Ariel Kopac

Ariel Kopac is a high endurance coach for business owners and sales professionals created Harness Your Hindrance coaching as a way to help clients break through mental barriers and increase their awareness of mental patterns,…

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Ken Young is Milwaukee’s very own Don Draper

Ken Young is Milwaukee’s very own Don Draper, as the owner of Young Creative Works, helping personal brands and small businesses grow their brand through advertising. He shares how he started drawing at school as…

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Life Changes You Have To Be READY with Dave Molenda

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Perfect is not the goal with Allison Orlovsky

Perfect Is Not The Goal with Allison Orlovsky

I’m excited to share my latest conversation with you that I had with Allison Orlovsky, relationship and intimacy coach and owner of For the Love of You. In our conversation, she shares her personal journey…

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Young Guns Igniting Our Future Leader

Young Guns Igniting Our Future Leaders

Young Guns inspires, motivates, and encourages professionals to become the best possible versions of themselves and realize that they are capable of more than they ever dreamed. Young Guns realizes it’s extremely difficult for our future leaders to keep…

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iTunes Reviews

Rob is putting Milwaukee first!

04/17/2020
Rob is doing a great job of putting Milwaukee first. I was really honored to be his guest on the show! We called the episode “The Elephant in the Room” because I’m in an industry fraught with perilous landmines. We address that head-on. Never more thankful than now to have an opportunity for the right people.

by swgodfrey from United States

Robert and Local First Are GREAT!!

03/10/2020
Honored to be a part of this amazing show! Robert goes above and beyond as a host and is continuously making everyone around him better! Highly recommend this show!

by jvk9 from United States

Wonderful Experience

03/06/2019
I absolutely loved being on Local First Podcast. Rob has a knack for putting people at ease that a format such as this may be out of their comfort zone. He asks great questions and has a humor about him that draws the guest and listener in alike. His passion for podcasting and highlighting local business and their owners shines thru.

by DenaliRG from United States

Wonderful Experience

03/06/2019
I absolutely loved being on Local First Podcast. Rob has a knack for putting people at ease that a format such as this may be out of their comfort zone. He asks great questions and has a humor about him that draws the guest and listener in alike. His passion for podcasting and highlighting local business and their owners shines thru.

by DenaliRG from United States

Customer Loyalty Architect

02/08/2019
I truly enjoyed being on the show. Rob has a way of putting his guests at ease. Our conversation flowed naturally. I could talk with Rob for hours.

by FollowUpCoach from United States

Have you ever thought “I’d like to do a podcast….”, and then set that thought aside because you’re thinking  “I wouldn’t know where to start”. I have the answer to that PLACE TO START. Reach out to Rob Kochanski at Local First Podcast. In addition to making it incredibly easy, Rob makes it FUN, and he makes you completely relaxed. It is just having a conversation with him on whatever the topic may be….the guy is a genius when it comes to asking the right questions to pull the information out of you.  I was lucky enough to do a podcast with Rob and we were laughing and smiling the entire time--- and, a snippet of that podcast resides on the home page of our website, talking about who we are and the culture of our organization.  We have also used that clip on Facebook and on LinkedIn to grow awareness of our organization.  So, again, I say --- if you are thinking “how do I go about doing a podcast”, you NEED to reach out to Rob!

Carol White, IOM – President/CEO of Brookfield Chamber of Commerce

"This podcast is a fantastic resource to learn more about local businesses and I highly, highly recommend it!

Maria Ferrusquia
Milwaukee, WI

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Listen to Local First Radio on Alexa

October 19, 2020 |

Exciting announcement. You can listen to Local First Radio from your Alexa device. All you have to do is say Alexa play Local First Radio. Local First Radio…

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RARE Time Stay In The Game

March 19, 2020 |

Wednesday is my favorite day of the week. As you know I get the opportunity to interview some of the areas of top businesses and entrepreneurs. This morning…

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The Power Of Podcast

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About me and my podcast

Anytime I travel I find myself going into the neighborhoods searching for local places to eat, to shop. It's the only way to go. I'm not one that goes to big chain stores or dining.

If this sounds like you, you are going to enjoy Local First