Dec 23, 2020 • 36M

Overcoming Cancer, Leaving Corporate America, and Building A Scalable Consulting Business as a Fractional COO Turned Growth Strategist For $1M+ Companies

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Jared Kleinert
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If you’re currently running a coaching or consulting business, and want to impact more clients through creating a reputable online course that will actually help your clients succeed…

…instead of investing your hard-earned money and being burned by scammy “we’ll help you launch an online course using our step-by-step framework” companies who don’t deliver the goods…

Then this is a MUST LISTEN interview.

After decades working in Corporate America, getting (and beating) cancer shocked Thomas Mele into a new career path, running his own consulting business to help business owners strategize and execute the growth of their companies.

Like many of us, Thomas has made a living on a stream of high-paying, 1-on-1 clients.

After reaching a plateau in his own revenue and falling behind on his dream of helping 1,000 business owners to create $1M+/year businesses, Thomas decided to create an online coaching program to walk more clients through his Business Growth Execution System and has enjoyed more impact while maintaining steady income for his own practice even during this global pandemic.

I found this conversation to be very practical and actionable, so I hope you watch below and/or click the podcasting link above to listen in!

Plus, we’re thinking of publishing new interviews like this every Wednesday in 2021, so let us know what types of experts and entrepreneurs you’d like to hear from, and what topics would be most valuable and interesting to you.



Click below to watch our interview with Thomas Mele, Founder/CEO of Mele Group.

Thomas Mele is the Founder and CEO of Mele Group, LLC.

He started his firm in 2014 with the sole purpose of helping business owners reach their full potential and achieve remarkable business results.

He spent 25 years as an executive leader at two Fortune 500 companies after receiving his PhD in Electrical Engineering and those life experiences developed in him a systematic approach to business with a keen focus to detail.

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His proprietary Business Growth Execution System is a step by step, fully integrated planning and execution system that gets business owners on track to realize the business they’ve always envisioned.  The net result for them is clarity on what they need to do next to get on track to achieve their lifestyle goals and even more importantly, HOW to do it. 

The system has been used successfully in over 25 different industries, from start-ups to $100M+ businesses, with teams from 2 to 100+ people.

To learn the 7 Critical Steps you can take today to get your business on track, get Thomas’ free DIY guide.  Click on Get Mele Group Guide.

To learn more about Thomas’ system, click on Business Growth Execution System.

This interview is part of our “Super-Connector Secrets” series, where we introduce you to diverse entrepreneurs and subject matter experts from our network.

Reach out and connect with these folks, and if you’d like to hear more of these conversations while also learning my top tips on relationship and community-building, order a copy of my new book “How To Build A World-Class Network In Record Time”.

Jared Kleinert is the founder of Meeting of the Minds (, as well as a TED speaker, 2x award-winning author, and USA Today's "Most Connected Millennial".

Meeting of the Minds curates "super-connectors" and subject matter experts as invite-only attendees to 3 day summits in places like Napa Valley, Bermuda, and elsewhere, as well as “deep dives” such as this Marketing and Biz Dev strategy & implementation workshop. Members of the MOTM network include CEOs of 7, 8, and 9-figure businesses, creators of globally-recognized brands and social movements, New York Times bestselling authors, founders of pre-IPO tech unicorns, c-suite execs from Fortune 500 companies, and others.

Jared's career began at 15 years old when he started his first company, and took off at 16 while working as the first intern, and then one of the first 10 employees, for an enterprise SaaS company called 15Five, which today has raised over $40M and has almost 2000 forward-thinking companies as monthly recurring clients.

Later, Jared would become a delegate to President Obama's 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Malaysia, write multiple books including the "#1 Entrepreneurship Book of 2015", and speak at TED@IBM the day before he turned 20. 

As a highly-sought after keynote speaker and consultant, Jared’s clients range from organizations like Facebook, Samsung, Bacardi, Estee Lauder, IBM, Cornell, Berkeley, AdAge, and the National Speakers Association. His insights on entrepreneurship, networking, marketing, and business development have been featured in Forbes, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, NPR, Entrepreneur, Mashable, Fox Business and more.

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