Founder and Host

Founded 2009 by Tom Reaoch as the first English language "Business in Brazil" radio program and now as a Podcast, interviewees share about "Business in Brazil and the World".


Pittsburgh an Innovation Hub, Alex Foessel, Robotics, Autonomous Specialist

Talk 2 Brazil Podcast - The Business Connection by Tom Reaoch, Podcast Host and Producer
Today’s guest with us again is Alex Foessel we talked last here in April, and today he joins us from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Alex Foessel, a specialist in R&D as well as robotics, innovation, and manufacture 4.0. Alex and I are members of the Future Advisory Board of the The Campinas Commercial and Industrial Association.
On the April program we talked about Brazil Business we talked about Automation Autonomy, Technology, Innovation, Robotics, and you mentioned Pittsburgh as an  hub.  What is happening there now and is it still growing as a Hub?

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SEO Expert, John Vuong, Owner Local SEO Search, Canada

Talk 2 Brazil Podcast - The Business Connection by Tom Reaoch, Podcast Host and Producer

Today’s guest is John Vuong, Talking with us from Toronto, Canada
And we are going to talk about Podcasting and newspaper delivery!
John Vuong is the Founder of Local SEO Search Inc. a leading SEO Search Engine Optimization agency in Canada, John is also the founder of the Local SEO Today weekly podcast available on Apple Podcasts,  Google Podcasts and Stitcher
The fourth child of Vietnamese immigrants to Canada, John is remarkably familiar with hard work, born and raised in Hamilton, Canada, worked from a young age to help his family while also having some pocket money to have fun.

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Go Climb a Mountain, Elisangela Almeida, Certified CFO, Brazil

Talk 2 Brazil Podcast - The Business Connection by Tom Reaoch, Podcast Host and Producer
Today’s guest is Elisangela Almeida talking with us from Vitoria in the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil and we are going to talk about: climbing the career ladder.
Elisangela Almeida is a CFO certified by IBEF*, post graduated in Finance and Controllership an Alumni of the Advanced Board Member for Women (ABPW) Course and the ESMT- Berlin International Module and studied Project Management at CNAM-Paris. Elisangela has held leadership positions in Finance, IT and change managements, lived for 5 years as an expat in France and Malaysia. Latin America IT and Finance teams based in Brazil and Argentina.
She volunteered for the UN Women Empower Women Project (NYC)  and currently a Volunteer in the Women of Brazil Group on the Entrepreneurship Committee as a mentor, Voices Committee as a lecturer for university students and in the Racial Equality Committee as a mentor.
In 2016 Elisangela Almeida climbed the Kilimanjaro mountain,the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world: 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level!

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Virtual Networking, Manca Korelc, LinkedIn Trainer, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Talk 2 Brazil Podcast - The Business Connection by Tom Reaoch, Podcast Host and Producer
Today’s guest is Manca Korelc talking with us from Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Were going to talk about virtual connections and virtual networking.
Manca is a LinkedIn Trainer Helping B2B Companies & Entrepreneurs Using LinkedIn Profiles and Pages to Boost Marketing and Increase Sales | LinkedIn Local Events Co-Host | Passionate Lecturer about Social Selling 💎 Lover of Lakes.
Manca and I are Virtual LinkedIn connections we connected on June 10 a little more that 2 weeks ago. After having seen her name and profile in another group of LinkedIn specialists in China with Julien Siscard From France and and Tamar Hela from the US both living and working in Shanghai.
We talk about how we met virtually! And share  perspective for networking in Europe and  global connecting.  Perspective on Linkedin,  as cohost and  role as Linkedin strategist.

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She Elevates, DeLores Pressley, Founder, Director, Canton, Ohio

Talk 2 Brazil Podcast - The Business Connection by Tom Reaoch, Podcast Host and Producer

Today’s guest is DeLores Pressley and she is joining us from Canton, Ohio.
Motivational Inspirational Speaker, a Life Coach, Author, Founder and Executive Director of She Elevates with the Mission of creating a pathway for girls ages 8 to 14 to be confident leaders, entrepreneurs and CEO´s. Delores was also Named Top 50 Visionary 2019.
I want to share a short story with our listeners, I first met DeLores Pressley in 2009 when I started Talk 2 Brazil on LA Talk Radio in Los Angeles. DeLores was also a host of her own Radio program The DeLores Pressley Show. We had back to back time slots.
I was starting out as a Talk show host and literally learning how to host a program so Delores became one of my benchmarks and a Mentor, where I learned to follow the leader follow successful people.
Later I had the pleasure and honor to interview Delores on the Talk 2 Brazil program on LA Talk Radio Sept 14, 2009 and again on September 27, 2010 So Delores almost 10 years later again an honor to say welcome and thanks for accepting our invitation!

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Brazil Business, Jayme Callado Neto, International Analyst, Rio de Janeiro

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Today’s guest is: Jayme Callado Neto talking with us from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Jayme Callado is an International Analyst | Negotiator | Strategist | Salesperson | Entrepreneur and Researcher
Jayme is Brazilian but lived in China and studied at the North China University of Technology. And has an Undergraduate degree in International relations and affairs from the University Estacio de Sá in Rio.
Jayme and I met in March on LinkedIn and we have been following each other’s post ever since. Brazil a place for foreign companies and investors to come for future success.

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New Normal, Alan Couto, Business Development Specialist, Brazil

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Today’s guest is Alan Couto, Talking with us from São Paulo, Brazil. Alan is a Business Executive with a history in business development, transformation & strategy and has worked in multicultural environments at different levels of business complexity.
He is a specialist in the analysis of data sets and indicators, strategy formulation, sales and business development, leadership and performance management.
Alan I want to take a couple points from your experience in Brazil: Multicultural environments and levels of business complexity and look to the future:
I´d like to talk about two things regarding the New Normal. Everything that I´ve read and heard shows it will be different and no return to the past.
I feel multi skill sets and multicultural awareness +(reputation) will be the new starting menu.

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Podcasts for Reputation Building, Marcelo Moraes, Vanessa Puerta

Talk 2 Brazil Podcast - The Business Connection

Today’s guests back with us again are Marcelo Moraes fellow member of the Future Advisroy Board at the Comercial and Industrial association of Campinas.
 Marcelo is a Brazilian, Digital Content Strategist, Marketing Executive, and a specialist in Business Transformation, Digital Transformation, Business Development, Marcelo is talking to us from his office in Toronto, Canada.
Marcelo is a participant at the Humber College Professional & Continuing Education School of Media Studies & Information Technology
Hello Marcelo and welcome back to Talk 2 Brazil.
And Vanessa Puerta, Organizational Communication | Intercultural Consultant and joins us from Sao Paulo. Vanessa has been on both Talk 2 Brazil Podcast and BBN Brasil in Portuguese
Hello Vanessa and welcome back.
Todays topic is Reputation Building for exectutives and companies and on previous podcasts we have touched on this in a number of different ways. Today I want to talk about Podcasts and how the serve for reputation building.

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Digital Brand Storyteller, Eva Hsu, Founder Ripplr China

Talk 2 Brazil Podcast - The Business Connection

Today’s guest is EVA HSU, a Digital brand storyteller, Data architect & Founder  Ripplr specializing in Market Research and Strategy in China.
Eva has been a cross-culture storyteller since the age of 8. Having lived in the US as a child and later educated in Taiwan, the constant switch from English to Mandarin Chinese and vice versa has been part of her daily life. As an international business developer, her clients come from a variety of places: the US, Canada, France, Sweden, Finland, the UK, Singapore, China, as well as Brazil.
Eva joins us today from Shanghai.
Most people think of storytelling as something you tell children, but storytelling in business is much different tell us about what you do ans how you create your stories for clients.

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Brand Survival Canada, Marcelo Moraes, Digital Content Strategist

Talk 2 Brazil Podcast - The Business Connection

Today’s guest back with us again is Marcelo Moraes fellow member of the Future Advisroy Board at the Comercial and Industrial association of Campinas.
 Marcelo is a Brazilian, Digital Content Strategist, Marketing Executive, and a specialist in Business Transformation, Digital Transformation, Business Development, Marcelo is talking to us from his office in Toronto, Canada.
Marcelo is a participant at the Humber College Professional & Continuing Education School of Media Studies & Information Technology
Hello Marcelo and welcome back to Talk 2 Brazil.
Last time we talked in February we talked about your website Naked Brands where you say: How Brands can Thrive in a world where everyone is exposed.
How will Brands survive in the New Normal Post Covid-19. What do you see happening in Canada?

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Robotics, Last Mile, Alex Foessel, R&D Specialist, Brazil, USA, Chile

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Our guest is Alex Foessel, a specialist in R&D as well as Robotics, innovation, and manufacture 4.0. Alex and I are members of the Future advisory Board at the ACIC Campinas, The Campinas Commercial and Industrial Association. and joins us today from Santiago Chile.

Last August  on the program and we talked about Brazil Business looking forward to the year2025. A lot has happened in the world since August 2019. Remember we talked about Automation Autonomy, Technology, Innovation, Robotics, Pittsburg and Brazil as a hub. What´s changed and what´s the same?


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Disaster Avoidance Expert, Gleb Tsipursky, Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky
 Have you ever seen a timelier book than this one?
Gleb Tsipursky is known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, and is  on a mission to protect leaders from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases by developing the most effective decision-making strategies.
He has over two decades of consulting, coaching, and training experience as CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, over 15 years of experience in academia as a cognitive neuroscientist and behavioral economist. Dr. Tsipursky writes for Inc. Magazine, Time, Scientific American, Fast Company, and Psychology Today. He is a Vistage Certified Speaker and a best-selling author.

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Israeli Innovation, Nathalia Santos, Partner OurCrowd, Brazil

Today’s guest is Nathalia Santos, Partner at OurCrowd Brazil, Nathalia has been a guest previously on our Sister podcast In Portuguese BBN Brasil Business Network. Nthalia and I met last year In Sao Paulo at the OurCrowd Summit which launched OurCrowd in Brazil. Nathalia joins us today from her home office in Sao Paulo.
OurCrowd is a global venture investing platform with home base in Israel that empowers institutions and individuals to invest and engage in emerging companies. Istsrael is the world´s leader in innovation and at the summit last year I learned just how widely OurCrowd invests in innovation and startup development across a wide range of opportunities. Nathalia recently returned from Israel and tells tell us about her. visit.

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Self-Esteem, Luciana Panteleiciuc, Founder Confidence Academy, Brazil.

Today’s guest is Luciana Panteleiciuc, Executive in Business Administration and Marketing, Founder of The Confidence Academy, a game changer in Mentoring and Coaching, she is talking with us from her office in São Paulo Brazil.
Luciana, you have your own company and work with many different types of clients in Brazil and we are going to talk about the professional reality for women in Brazil as executives, entrepreneurs and startups.
Your tips to women from other companies coming to work or do business in Brazil but also to Brazilian women working in Brazil.

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Fight Prejudice, Marco Linhares, CEO Voix, Bullying Specialist.

 Today’s guest is:  Marco Linhares, Founder & CEO VOIX, "The Game to Fight Prejudice", Specialist in School and Workplace Bullying. Marco was a guest last year on Talk 2 Brazil and also our sister Podcast BBN Brasil in Portuguese. Marco and I met a year ago at Venture Hub an Innovation Hub in Campinas where Marco was developing Voix and I started the BBN Brasll Podcast. A year really passes very quickly, Since we first talked you travelled to Denmark and Silicon Valley in the US participating in the Singularity University, continued your development of VOIX, bring us up to date where are you with the project and development.? 
You can find more about Marco Antonio Linhares  on LinkedIn or his website www.voixthegame.com .
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Leadership, Political Participation, Amanda Neves, Brazil


Today’s guest is Amanda Neves, talking to us today from Campinas Brazil. Amanda was on our program last year and also a guest on our sister podcast BBN Brasil Business Network.
Amanda and I first met as members of an Amcham Campinas business group.
Amanda Neves is Brazilian and has many years’ experience: technology industry, pharmaceutical, medical device and cosmetic industry and start-up business in Brazil, Denmark, China, France and Canada.
Amanda holds a degree in pharmaceutical sciences, a master in Pharmaceutical Technology, an MBA in project Management and in Business Management. She is also Founder of the startup ZANTZ.app  a collaborative platform created to connect people who need to send a goods or products through people who are already going to the same destination.
Amanda is now studying to be a candidate for city council in upcoming municipal elections.
Amanda I´d like to talk about women in Government. You have experience in the world having lived in Denmark, China, France, and Canada as a businesswoman in multi-cultural environments.
A recent United Nations publication on www.UNWomen.org  Facts and figures: Leadership and Political Participation unfortunately shows a great deficit for Women worldwide.
I see you are certified by www.RenovaBR.org  is that a Bootcamp for candidates?

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International Business Woman, Renata Thiébaut, Brazil, China, Canada.

Today’s guest is: Dr. Renata Thiébaut, a Brazilian living in China for over 14 years and talking with us today from Ottawa Canada.
Renata is head of Research and Business Intelligence at Web2Asia an award-winning Alibaba Tmall Partner Agency in Shanghai,. She is a Researcher for Harvard University, a Trainer & Board of Advisor Member at Alibaba Business School and a Professor of ECommerce at Emlyon Business School in Shanghai, China. She speaks Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
She shares her multicultural global view  for women in business as well as suggestions to women in career planning. How to be ready for change???

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Grow, Simply & Sustainably, Tristan Wright, Melbourne, Australia.


Today’s guest is: Tristan Wright, Talking with us from Melbourne Australia.
Tristan is known as a Business Sherpa - Assisting Small Businesses to Grow, Simply & Sustainably.
He is a Business Growth & Simplification Specialist at his company Evolve to Grow where he can help businesspersons.
SIMPLIFY their Workload - by putting in place the proper systems and people, so you can reclaim your free time and go on holiday.
BUILD Confidence - as a manager, or a leader, or both - through 1:1 coaching sessions that fit your sensibilities and goals.
GROW Profits - into the 7-figures - in a smart and sustainable way that doesn’t push you even farther to the brink of burnout.
Financial modeling - growth planning - leadership coaching - management techniques - online marketing & B2B sales strategies - productivity & motivation methods - vendor negotiations.

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Founder LinkedIn Local Shanghai, Tamar Hela, COO Genius Encel.

Tom Reaoch, Talk 2 Brazil producer and host interviews Tamar Hela, Tamar is the Founder of The LinkedIn Local Shanghai China a community which takes online connections to offline to form deeper relationships centered around the LinkedIn Professional Platform.
Tamar is also Chief Operating Officer of the Genius Encel Agency in Shanghai which helps clients get business leads through LinkdedIn. Tamar and I also met through LinkedIn.
Hello Tamar and welcome to Talk 2 Brazil. We  talk about: Using LinkedIn for business connections in China and her visits to Spain and Scotland.

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Naked Brands, Marcelo Moraes, Digital Transformation, Brazil, Canada.

Talk 2 Brazil the Business Connection, the world’s first English language internet radio program about Business in Brazil since 2009.
Tom Reaoch, an American living in Brazil for many years and known as the King of Networking and talking from my studio in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Today’s guest is Marcelo Moraes,
 Marcelo is a Brazilian, Digital Content Strategist, Marketing Executive, and a specialist in Business Transformation, Digital Transformation, Business Development, Marcelo is talking to us from his office in Toronto, Canada. Marcelo is a participant at the Humber College Professional & Continuing Education School of Media Studies & Information Technology.  Marcelo and Tom Reaoch members of the Future Advisory Board which meets in the ACIC The Industrial and Commercial Association of Campinas. Marcelo is a frequent guest on my Portuguese Language Podcast BBN Brasil Business Network

LinkedIn Local Shanghai, Julien Sicard, CEO Genius Encel, China

Tom Reaoch Talk 2 Brazil Podcast Host and Julien Sicard met on LinkedIn.
Welcome to Talk 2 Brazil the Business Connection, the world’s first English language internet radio program about Business in Brazil since 2009.
Tom Reaoch,is  an American living in Brazil for many years and known as the King of Networking and talking from his studio in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Today’s guest is Julien Sicard and he is talking with us from Shanghai in China.
Julien is CEO Of Genius Encel an agency he created to generate business LinkedIn leads  for clients in China. He is also the Co-President of LinkedIn Local Shanghai a LinkedIn centric  meeting group.

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Social Media Career Gain, Ian Moyse, Personal Branding Expert, UK.


Tom Reaoch Talk 2 Brazil Podcast Host and Ian Moyse met on LnkedIn. 
For more about Ian www.linktr.ee/ian_moyse
Ian Moyse, EMEA Sales Director which is Europe, Middle East and Africa for Natterbox, he  is also an industry cloud social influencer and is widely published on matters of Cloud and Sales Leadership.
Ian is called upon to blog and social influence by many cloud vendors and was rated #1 cloud influencer by Onalytica. He was awarded the accolade of BESMA UK Sales Director of the year and in 2019 was listed in the top 50 Sales Keynote speakers by Top Sales World.  He joins us by phone from Wokingham, United Kingdom.

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CCCB Chines Chamber of Commerce Brazil, Arthur Guimaraes, Shanghai


Tom Reaoch, talking from the Talk 2 Brazil studio in Campinas, São Paulo with  Arthur Guimarães.   Arthur is Brazilian and the General manager China of the CCCB Chines Chamber of CommerceBrazil and resides in Shanghai China. Arthur has a Masters in International Business From The Shanghai Jiao Tong University and speaks Mandarin. The Chamber is a non profit association whose objective is to increase relations between Brazil and China.


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CEO Non Comfort Zone, Stuart Morgan, Practice Development Consultants, Wales


Tom Reaoch, and  guest Stuart Morgan talking with us from Swansea in the UK. Stuart is as an International management consultant, executive management trainer and we talk about the “CEO Non Comfort Zone" seems like 2020 got off to a challenging start and everyday something new. 
Brexit and the UK finally deciding to leave the European Union, An American President impeached, The Forum in Davos waking up to climate change, and a virus epidemic growing globally as we speak.
How do vendors need to prepare to reach the CEO when he/ she is unreachable?
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