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Rodney Goldston

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About Rodney

Born to a working class family in Newark, NJ during its absolutely worst period in history (the Newark Riots), Rodney likes to say he was born in the ghetto, but the ghetto wasn’t born in him.

As a young man Rodney experienced many emotional, and academic challenges that led to failing classes.  During his motivational speeches Rodney shares how his world view changed, about the people who embraced him, and ultimately changed his life.  

Even then his Pick Yourself mindset helped him to graduate high school, then college, marry, have children, and run several businesses. 

Rodney Goldston is a true digital pioneer. When most people were still trying to figure out how to apply internet technology, and take advantage connected economy Rodney was on the ground in the trenches developing applications for global corporations. 

Armed with a degree from Temple’s Fox School of Business he launched is first digital marketing agency, Stealth Marketing, in the year 2000. Consulting with clients like Subaru America his proprietary analytic service AdTrac saved retail automotive dealers more than 180 billion dollars in wasted ad expenses.

Before click funnels was a phrase Rodney developed his own platform and built digital landing pages, and funnels for Wells Fargo, and MetLife mortgage operations personally writing millions of dollars in loans across the United States.

Rodney believes in doing work that matters for people who care. His work to educate minorities about prostate cancer along side doctors from the University of Pennsylvania Hospital has been published in The National Library of Medicine.   

Through his signature program Pick Yourself, Rodney is inspiring people to do the things that inspire them. His motivational talks teach people to discover new ways of thinking, how to drive innovation, and approach life’s challenges with a fresh perspective.

He deeply understands the entrepreneurial journey, and what it means to persevere. Rodney has overcome poverty, losses due to corporate restructuring, the Great Recession, and he’s beat cancer.  

More than once Rodney’s has risked everything on one turn of pitch and toss, loss and started again at his beginnings while never breathing a word about his loss.

With more than 26 years of marriage under his belt, Rodney’s most proud of his success as a husband, father, and son.  

Rodney spends his time these days serving as a Fractional CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) to high-growth companies, consulting, speaking, coaching.

  • He’s a graduate of Temple’s esteemed Fox School of Business.
  • Pursuing a MBA.
  • He’s verified, street certified, and on a mission to help you FREE YOUR MIND!

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Personal Branding and Entrepreneurship For Students

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Pick Yourself® is Rodney’s signature program available as a keynote, workshop, and curriculum.

In Pick Yourself® students learn 7 core mindsets, skills, and strategies used by world renowned entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, and Daymond John, that they can use to build their own personal brands, and to become entrepreneurs.