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Dean Aker’s “Adjunct CEO” interview with Aakash Patel   

June 21, 2019

Aaskash Patel, CEO and Founder of Elevate, Inc. will be featured on Dean Akers’s “Adjunct CEO” AM 1830 radio show June 15th. Aakash discusses prioritizing your time and the importance of the people you meet and help you on your journey. The journey to Aakash’s success with Elevate, Inc. began with his move to Tampa in 2006, and after seeing the impact his networking made for his own family and friends’ businesses, he wanted the opportunity to help grow local businesses in his community of Tampa Bay. In 2011, he wrote his business plan for Elevate, Inc. and launched in 2012 with four key competencies: public relations, community relations, targeted networking, and social media. With these strategies, Elevate, Inc. has helped over 150 clients in the Tampa Bay community to Learn, Connect, and Grow.

Dean and Aakash look back at his mentors and the impact they have had on his life. Aakash’s, recommendation is for anyone aspiring for success is to find someone who can provide insights on how to make sound business decisions. His mentors have been a great support system, and have helped keep him going throughout the years. The two discuss the importance of writing down monthly goals and asking mentors advice on how you may be able to achieve them. Aakash and Dean speak about the importance of sharing your goals with as many people as possible. This opens yourself up to advice, and motivation.  Each month, Aakash and his team discuss goals for the company, and he encourages all CEO’s to do the same.

In this interview, Aakash discusses his community involvement and the impact it has had on the success of his business. He is a firm believer that networking is key to growing a business, and he believes in the power of a warm introduction and a handshake.

To Listen to Dean Aker’s interview with Aakash Patel, visit

Dean Akers, Adjunct CEO, has been providing support, information, and coaching to CEO’s for over 25 years. Each week Dean Akers hosts “Adjunct CEO” on AM 1380. He interviews local CEO’s to discover their journey to success and uncovers ­­­­­­­tips for listeners on how to become a better CEO and leader. Dean says his best attribute in business is his ability to, “think like a child,” meaning he has very few filters and eliminates the self-talk that hurts so many business leaders. He has written a book titled “Self Talk, Think Like a Child,” discussing the importance and challenges of overcoming this mindset. His journey has lead him to determine that goals should be SMART: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.

Dean believes effective leaders and CEO’s should “work ON the business, not IN the business”. Dean has experience uncovering the obvious and can help business executives take filters off and examine the blind spots within the company. Adjunct CEO offers a free CEO physical evaluation of your business and teaches the “3 Circle” Sales Process. This program coaches achieving balance, and techniques to respond vs react to situations. Dean’s proven process motivates and inspires CEO’s to guide their business to success.

For more information and to recieve your free CEO evaluation send an email to [email protected]

Tune in Saturdays at noon on AM 1380 ‘The Biz’ to hear Dean Akers interview local CEO’s on their keys to success.




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“Aakash Patel, Chris Melvin and the rest of the Elevate team simply delivered. The connections Aakash made led to valuable relationships for me and new clients for RevStar. You can’t fully appreciate what Elevate can do for your business until you experience it first hand. I personally recommend their services to anybody looking to grow their network and business within the Tampa Bay community.”

Ken Pomella, PMP – CEO, RevStar Consulting

“If you’re looking to dive into the who’s who of Tampa Bay, Elevate, Inc. is the only way to go. Elevate worked closely with Tampa Bay Plumbers to help us get our foot in the door with the right business and community circles to help us grow. We appreciated Aakash Patel & Chris Melvin’s professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to go over and above to provide us a quality service. The contacts through Elevate are numerous and professionally beneficial and the staff is always available to us. We enjoyed working with the Elevate team and will definitely keep them in mind for our future business needs.”

April Diemer – Tampa Bay Plumbers

“Working with Aakash and his team at Elevate was a great fit for our growing organization. His team helped us connect with key influencers across the region and identify opportunities. Together you work to define your goals and who you’re targeting and through their connections and network they can make warm introductions to the decisions makers you need to connect with.”

Chon Nguyen – Founder & CEO, Newgentek

“Elevate, Inc’s. business relationship building process and their specialized one-on-one client service has opened doors and created potential opportunities that we wouldn’t have been able to create on our own. If your business would benefit from business relationship building introductions, I highly recommend Elevate, Inc.”

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