TGM Classic | Cameron Herold | The Power of a Second in Command with Vision

In today’s episode of “To you know your “why?” Are you clear about what drives you and gets you up in the morning? 

In this episode, Cameron and I talked about:

  • A little about Cameron’s background, from being groomed as an entrepreneur in his youth, to coaching some of the best entrepreneurs in the world
  • The importance of understanding and fully embodying your “why” 
  • Why you should focus on being yourself and never let your identity get wrapped up in a brand
  • Why the best companies are run by leaders who are actually leading
  • And other topics…

Meet Cameron:

Cameron Herold is “the COO Whisperer.” He is founder of the COO Alliance and the Second in Command podcast. By age thirty-five, Cameron had helped build his first two $100 million companies. By forty-two, he had engineered 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s spectacular growth from $2 million to $106 million in revenue in just six years. An in-demand speaker, best-selling author, mentor, and coach, he has shown hundreds of clients globally how to double both their revenue and profit in three years or less. He is the top-rated lecturer at EO/MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program and a powerful speaker at entrepreneur and leadership events online and in-person globally.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at

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My team and I are on a mission to help YOU create a cultural revolution. I want to teach you how to build a core value driven organization. 


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