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UnF*ck Your Brain to Create Feminist Confidence
UnF*ck Your Brain is hiring!

UnF*ck Your Brain to Create Feminist Confidence

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 9:37


Are you a strategic thinker who enjoys both data and storytelling? A graphic designer with a passion for thought work? Or an experienced project leader who loves keeping lots of moving parts and people organized and focused? If so, you could be the next UnF*ck Your Brain team member.   Listen to this episode to learn more about the Marketing Director, Graphic Designer, and Chief Operating Officer positions, or head straight to unfuckyourbrain.com/hiring for details on how to apply!

Ever Forward Radio
EFR 567: What the Brain-Heart Coherence Reveals About Performance, Sleep, Stress Management, and Learning Styles with Ned Mason

Ever Forward Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 57:12


For years, brain enthusiasts and performance coaches have been striving to find ways to assess human health with nothing more than their brain waves. As an outcome of their strenuous efforts, technology has opened doors to that humongous possibility – of analyzing the state of the human brain at any point to see what you need to do to perform better! One star performer in brain health technology is Wave Neuroscience -- and we're diving into the lessons from their advancement today. Meet Ned Mason, retired Navy SEAL Commander and now Chief Operating Officer at Wave Neuroscience, as he joins Chase on a special LIVE demo episode of Ever Forward Radio. Wave Neuroscience is a company that develops technologies to help you understand your brain without pharmaceuticals or invasive procedures.  Today, Ned performs Wave Neuroscience's brain assessment on Chase, measuring the frequencies of his brain waves alpha, theta, and delta, and touring his brain health using the measured parameters. He provides a detailed breakdown of the results of his evaluation (Chase's brain care report and brain synchrony score) and explains what each brain wave tells about behavioral and lifestyle traits like the effectiveness of sleep, learning style, and grasping speed. Tune in now to be informed of the latest brain vocabulary, brain science, and how to use this breakthrough technology in your wellness journey!   Follow Wave Neuro @waveneuro Follow Chase @chase_chewning   Episode resources: Save 15% on the blood sugar bundle from Sugarbreak with code CHASE at www.Sugarbreak.com/chase Get your free WHOOP 4.0 activity tracker at https://join.whoop.com/everforward  EFR 565 with Dr. Erik Won https://chasechewning.com/podcasts/episode/565  Scientific American sleep article https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-happens-in-the-brain-during-sleep1/  Watch the video and learn more at https://chasechewning.com/podcasts/episode/567 

Beyond the Uniform
BTU #420 - An Overview of the Space Ecosystem (Shelli Brunswick @ Space Foundation)

Beyond the Uniform

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 33:38


Why Listen: Shelli is doing incredible work at Space Foundation, a nonprofit helping expand the space ecosystem and helping job seekers just like you find a job in the space industry. There are a lot of opportunities here. Shelli is one of the rare ones I've interviewed in 420 episodes where it is so clear that she found a good fit for herself in this organization. After 29 years in the Air Force, she is motivated by helping others and giving back. She desires to be inclusive with this industry and pay forward to the next generation. It's always refreshing to speak with someone that has found a calling, not just a career.  About Shelli: Shelli Brunswick is the Chief Operating Officer at Space Foundation, the world's premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. Her career includes work as a space acquisition and program management leader and congressional liaison for the U.S. Air Force to her current role, including overseeing Center for Innovation and Education, Symposium 365, and Global Alliance.

Up Your Creative Genius
Leigh Anne Taylor Knight: How do you create change and embrace opportunities with an abundance mindset

Up Your Creative Genius

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 31:02


Leigh Anne Taylor Knight is a resourceful, future-focused leader who currently serves The DeBruce Foundation in Kansas City as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. The Foundation's mission is to expand pathways to economic growth and opportunity. It seeks to help people discover what they want to do and what they're good at doing, to open more career possibilities for the future of work. Dr. Taylor Knight is driven to lead the leveraging of resources across sectors for innovative learning, rigorous research, and community collaboration in order to improve economic development and the quality of life. A teacher at heart, Leigh Anne has also served as a K-12 assistant superintendent, advised learning institutions across the nation, and led a bi-state consortium providing powerful tools for data-driven educational research to inform practice and policy. Bringing together stakeholders to activate synergistic solutions is a favorite expertise. She values identifying talents and strengths in others, coaching them to improve their capabilities, and finding roles in which each can maximize one's potential to result in optimal team success. Advocating for and executing programs where the voices of young people resonate to make a difference are her true passion. “Make plans. Just be willing for those plans to actually change” “We think that people are not accessible. And the reality is, many, many people are much more accessible than you think they are. But you do have to take the initiative.” Timestamp 1:59 Leigh Anne Taylor journey in gaining interest in teaching 4:16 Her change from architecture to education 6:09 Challenges Leigh Anne Taylor face while following her heart 8:29 Her journey into DeBruce Foundation 13:11 Leigh Anne Taylor shares her experience in promoting changes to people 16:21 The importance of networking with diverse people 18:22 Leigh Anne Taylor's mindset of juggling with all her different roles 23:25 Sneak peek into her daily routine and shares tips about completing goals Social Media Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/latknight/ Follow Patti Dobrowolski - Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/upyourcreativegenius/ Follow Patti Dobrowolski - Linkedinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/patti-dobrowolski-532368/ Up Your Creative Geniushttps://www.upyourcreativegenius.com/ Patti Dobrowolski 00:03 Hello superstars. Welcome to the Up Your Creative Genius podcast where you will gain insight and tips to stomp on the accelerator and blast off to transform your business and your life. I'm your host, Patty Dobrowolski. And if this is your first time tuning in, then strap in because this is serious rocket fuel. Each week, I interview fellow creative geniuses to help you learn how easy it is to up your creative genius in any part of your life. Hey, everybody, welcome to up your creative genius, the podcast. Guess what? We're doing this live today. It's so incredible to be with you. I want to tell you first about her before she starts talking. But Hello. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 00:52 Hello, Patti. Patti Dobrowolski 00:54 Oh, my gosh. So this is Leanne Taylor Knight. She's the Executive Director and COO of the DeBruce Foundation in Kansas City. Now DeBruce Foundation is doing some amazing things. Oh, thanks, Patti. They are expanding economic pathways for people in this city and beyond, right in the whole state. And I want to just say that, before she started to do this, which is all about research and helping people discover their agilities and providing them with tools so they can get jobs in the city. Right. And elsewhere. She was the assistant superintendent of schools in K-12. I love that here. And you were an educator forever, weren't you and you advise and all kinds of national education forums and you sit on like a billion boards. I'm not going to list them here. But that's who you are. In a nutshell. I'm so glad that you're here. Thank you, Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 01:48 Oh, a teacher at heart. It is so fun to be here. And it's so fun to have all of you with us. So thank you so much, Patti, for coming to Kansas City and us being actually able to film here. Patti Dobrowolski 01:59 I know it's fantastic now. So um, I know you as a kind, a generous, an amazing Rockstar that is changing your community. I mean, that's what you're dedicated to. And you're fortunate enough to have a career in a path where you actually are that's enabled. And so that was good job in manifesting that. I would just say, because yeah, you're in the sweet spot of who you are. But it's not all of who you are. So tell the audience a little bit about Leigh Anne Taylor Knight. Tell us did you grew up here and anything you want to tell about your past? And bring us up to the present? Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 02:38 Yeah, thanks. So I was born and raised in a small town in mid Missouri and Fayette and I grew up to parents, dad was a veterinarian, and mom was busy doing every volunteer job there was. And I think that's probably one of the first places I learned how to pivot was I had a mother who was whatever was the flavour of the day, my mom was in the middle of it, she was leaving it and she was doing it. And so I probably saw that along the way, I went to college and thought I was actually going to be designing buildings like the one in which we sit. So I have a degree in Environmental Design picked up a degree in education along the way. And I started teaching kids and they just caught my heart. And so to this day, I'm still a teacher at heart. So even the work that I do now at the foundation is all about improving the quality of life for others in their near and far environments and actually developing them so that they have that capability of doing that themselves. Right. And so I grew up on a farm, I grew up in a place where it was like, Hey, you got to figure out how to make this work in this situation. And so that was instrumental in my teaching and my education, leadership career. And I did do a little stent with universities, and did some research and those kinds of things, which helped bring me here to the diverse foundation. Patti Dobrowolski 03:53 And she was just want to say that she was like a major cheerleader here. So if you ever need a cheer squad, Leanne Taylor night is it right here? I'm just saying she's been mine below and I've been down, Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 04:05 But you're like the pep club leader like we were our two peas in a pod. We were made to go together. We didn't go to high school together, but we could have we should change. That's rightm, changed right now. Patti Dobrowolski 04:16 So you started off going into this architecture field, the design field? Yeah. How did you decide at that point, when you had that, and you had the education? What happened at that? And how did you reconcile that with yourself for what you'd invested already? Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 04:34 Yeah. Well, I really kept thinking about like, well, you know, the job I really want to have is I want to be at this university and helping others get excited about what they are doing and then be a dean of students and a chancellor. And so I was kind of looking at that career ladder and realising, well, in order to do that, you actually have to be a teacher in the classroom too. So I was like, Okay, I'll go get my doctorate in Environmental Design. I truly was headed to Texas Tech. I was coming when out of Mizzou, and headed there to Texas Tech, and then there was this opportunity that came for me to go ahead and teach in Columbia Public Schools when I was getting there and getting the second degree in education. And I just took it up. And I started working with students who had been at our alternative school. And these were kids who had been basically nothing had worked for them. That's right. They were the kids who no middle school, no junior high, no high school, nothing had worked for them. And you know, probably many people thought that those are those kids, I just don't want to have to deal with those. And I looked at those kids. And I was like, these are amazing kids. They have phenomenal talents. It's just that nobody's ever tapped into them. And I was on a staff of like teachers, and a principal who are like, it's our job to meet them where they are. And so that has continued to just be a theme in my life is like, Okay, folks, it's not about finding the best blueberries and bringing them into your pie. It's like meeting that blueberry wherever it is, and, you know, putting the right ingredients in so that you can have the best pie, but it is literally about meeting every single person where they are. And I just have that in my heart. And I just have had so many opportunities to get to do that in my life. Patti Dobrowolski 06:09 Wow. I love that. Because I think often in the Uber car coming here, today, I was I was talking to the guy who was from Kenya. And he was asking me, I was talking about my father who had been a, you know, concrete guy, right, a civil engineer, because he was studying to be a civil engineer. And so we were talking about how do you get on a career track to become something? And then what do you do when there are expectations of you to be one thing or another? Did you have any of that in your family to deal with that? You know, they had an expectation of what you would do or who you'd become? Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 06:48 Yeah, well, I probably did grew up in a family that always said, not, are you going to college? But where are you going to college. So I did grow up in one of those families. However, you know, the mould broke after me, the first child going through because the second child took a different trajectory, and went through the military, and the third child took seven years to get through college. So really, we all were like, well, we're not really doing what we're supposed to be, you know, so there might have been some of that. But definitely, I certainly felt along the way that there was an expectation, I've always believed this. I mean, this is at the heart of my faith, which is to those who much is given much as expected. And so I am grateful to God for the gifts and the people with who he has surrounded me with in my lifetime. And so the things though, that goes with that is never miss an opportunity. So if somebody said, Well, I don't know, would you like to try this? And that's what happened to me along the way is somebody said, Oh, we have this job in Kansas City, we would love to have you come and think about this job in Kansas City. Well, I'm not really thinking about going to Kansas City, I'm gonna move to North Carolina. Well, no, it's a great opportunity. And so I've had people along the way who have said, will never miss the opportunity to at least have the conversation. And that's how I have pivoted into different places is because I'm not afraid to go have the conversation. If somebody says this could be a unique opportunity for you. And I would really encourage those of you who are listening and watching to like, basically have your ears open. Patti Dobrowolski 08:24 That's right. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 08:25 Listen for those opportunities. Patti Dobrowolski 08:27 Yes, yeah. Really, honestly, it's the mystery. And the joy of life is that if you're like a detective out there, following the clues, but you have to be aware of the clues that you're looking for, right, you have to understand what it is that you're capable of which you did, right. You knew, Okay, I've got this educational piece together, I've got this other things. And I'm going to go and do something and change the world. You had a good role model for that, too. But one of the things I wondered is, how did you get to the DeBruce Foundation? Like how did you end up in that because I met you right after you started there. That's when we met. And I had no idea. I thought you'd been there for years. That's how you were in the room. So how did you pivot into that? Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 09:13 Well, you know, this is one of those again, I was running a research consortium covering a by state area, and somebody said to me, they're like. Hey, have you seen that the DeBruce Foundation needs some researchers in Education and Economics. And I was like, Ah, I have a whole group of researchers in Education and Economics, but I was like, Who is the DeBruce foundations? Oh, like, who are they? Very, very small footprint couldn't really find anything but I found a phone number and I was like, Ring Ring ring. Hello. And I get you know, press number one. If you want to speak with this person, press number two. If you want to speak with this person, press number three. If you want to speak with Mr. Bruce. I was like, Oh, Mr. Bruce, his name is on the foundation. Three done, and the next thing I knew I was speaking with with him. And so that would be my, I always asked the question like, what's the worst thing that could happen? They don't answer the phone, they say they won't speak with you. They say they won't meet with you, you have an idea to present. They say they don't like the idea. What is the worst case scenario? And they go, Well, can I live through that? Absolutely. So you know, I look there, nobody answers the phone, or nobody picks it up. And so literally, that's how I came to find out about what they were doing. And then it really was key to think about, okay, what are they doing? Hey, there are some strengths and some talents and some experiences that I have that can be value add to that. And then really, it was about Mr. DeBruce and other seeing that, yeah, maybe you're a good fit. Yeah, just being in the right place at the right time. But definitely. Patti Dobrowolski 10:47 Well, wait, wait, let's just roll back, because you picked up the phone, and you made the call, and you press three. And that I think, you know, I think that we are often so afraid to really go out there on the limb and take that risk. But that's what makes the difference. That's the call that's going to the audition, or going and calling the editor or getting on the phone with somebody who you think is going to take over your social media and getting a one on one conversation with them. Anytime you want to change something, you got to put yourself out there. And you're like such a great role model for that. Because you put yourself out there all the time. I mean, you're well put together, no doubt, but you do like walk a fine line of getting people to be real and talk about real things. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 11:32 Yeah, and you also have to celebrate the failures. One of the things we say around here is we're going to make mistakes, but we need to learn from them. And so kind of if you take that motto with your life. And of course, what we have tried to do here at the Foundation is we also want to help you understand what it is that you do well and what you like to do. I mean, that's where we started working with you, Patti is around the agilities and your piece about drawing your future. And for us the intersection of love you know what you like to do? And what you do? Well, we can draw amazing futures together. And I think I would absolutely encourage any of you who have not yet you have to go draw your future with Patti, you know, you have to get online and try that and do that. And be willing to think about what are those steps that I'm going to take today to get to that future that I want to have, and then know that like that future vision out there, it's just going to continue to change. And as you change and grow, right? That's only if the vision stays the same. Actually, I could kind of worry about that. Because that means that maybe you're kind of standing still in the same place. And that's not. Patti Dobrowolski 12:42 Have you ever had that experience yourself felt like you were stuck, and that you were like, I got to get out of this whatever this is. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 12:49 Daily. I mean, you know, it is it's like healing. Sometimes you're just like, I'm running into a brick wall issue, you know, so there are those and you have to like, oh, wait, you know, do the infinity sign, make my left brain connect to my right brain and get myself into another point? You've taught me a lot? Patti Dobrowolski 13:11 Well, tell me though, do you get into sticky conversations with people in your city and county and community around change, their willingness to change or not change? I mean, really, we're in the centre, we're in the heart of the country here. So I'm curious, you have this mission to expand economic pathways for everybody. But I don't know that everybody's on board with that? Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 13:36 Well, because change is scary, right? Patti, it's really scary. And it messes with power structures. Anytime you think about change, then you think about status quo, and you think about certain things changing and some people losing power and other people gaining power. And, you know, that's where in the space of how much can you think about being in a life of abundance, and not scarcity? And how can you kind of thought back that scarcity mindset and think about I mean, early on, in college, sometime, someone said to me, you don't have to step on someone else to get ahead. Yep. And there's enough out there for everyone. And I can remember being in college, hearing another female leader talk about that. And I thought, You know what, she is exactly right. I don't have to step on somebody else to get there. And there's enough out there for everyone. So my job is, is to just help get that word out. Patti Dobrowolski 14:31 That these days of that state of consciousness, because I don't think everybody sees it that way. I think people still are holding on to their little parcel and their things and their old ways of thinking. And I see like this huge divide. And what I love about what you're doing is that you're trying to bridge that gap. You're trying to bridge it in education, you're trying to bridge it in opportunity. You're trying to bridge it in really what I see as consciousness really the consciousness of a community like it has a consciousness Kansas City? Yeah. And so part of unwrapping that, I think, what's challenging about that for you what has been challenging? So, you laugh? Like, I'm gonna ask him or I'm gonna ask you a question about challenge. I have a challenging question. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 15:19 I will tell you, I mean, what is challenging is just, basically, there is gravity, I think, for people again, to stay in the space of comfort. So I have to always think about, like, what spins me out of that, what will take me out of that. And youth are very important in my life, anybody who knows me, I spent a lifetime thinking about how to help them even contribute back to what it's going to be. And so they are always good about helping you spin out of that gravity helping you think about how do you launch and think in new ways in different ways. But the same applies to other groups to most people recognise that if someone will just sit and listen to them, just like you're doing now, or just like people are listening now to us. There's never been a person who will not sit down and tell me their story, or sit down and tell me what their concern is, was something Yeah, yeah. If I will be disciplined enough to listen. Yeah. And so. Patti Dobrowolski 16:21 I'll and listen, without having an opinion about what they're saying or making judgement about it. I think this is the time that we live in, where we have to really suspend judgement. And I think, as we learn and grow more into understanding what trauma that we inflict, unbeknownst to ourselves in small and large ways that we understand what we've been through and how that impacts how we engage with other people. And how can we, I guess, you know, I came from a family like yours, where my mother was, like, on everything, she built a pathway for other people. So if we can continue to focus on that, that's incredible. And it's important, who do you surround yourself with in your community, and your life that are in that inner circle that can really be your own pep squad? Yeah, who do you have? Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 17:15 So diversity of that network is extremely important? Yes. And so there are people from family, there are people from neighbourhoods, there are people from church, there are people here at work, there are people who have come from similar walks of life as I have, there are people who have come from very different walks of life as I have, than I have. And so I do tend to be a person who has a multitude of networks. It's not just one network. For me, it is a multitude of networks. And then I have heeded the advice over time with people saying to have a personal board of directors. And those are the people who you can go to who will be completely honest with you about what you're feeling and what you're thinking and what you're projecting and will really, you know, the existentialist you know, just hold up the mirror and say, just take a look right now, at what you just said to me, and then reflect that back. But I think the key for me has been to not just have a network, but to have a multitude of networks and for people to be from diverse backgrounds and diverse experiences. Patti Dobrowolski 18:22 because then it expands your capacity to understand I think, right, then you feel like, I think my experiences that I feel like then it's one story where it's everybody's individual story, but we're in the bigger picture of the story of life. Right, right. And so, you know, how do you manage all the stuff that you do? Like you're here, right at DeBruce, and you sit in on all these other meetings with these small startups here, too. So say a little bit about that. And were there any challenges in you starting to do that as a leader? Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 18:58 Yes, this has been first of all, before being here. I've never worked in a foundation. I've never worked in philanthropy before. So that's been an interesting journey, because I had to learn about philanthropy is like, I've never been in that space. And then our philanthropy is actually funded by way of a host of companies that the generosity of such as that those profits, so that that's a profit driven kind of a world and so learning about different companies, the different industries have different sectors in which they are and just learning about how to have that mindset about things has been a very interesting journey for me, and I certainly it's been about asking questions, right? So it's like, I don't know. So I do a lot of things. I read a lot of things Read, read, read, read, ask a lot of questions. I mean, one day I got sent home with like five books about pricing so that I could you know, crash course in economics, I'm like, I don't know if we were entering a market we're gonna price something good. So you know, it was like it was lots of chocolate lots of colour. pencils, and lots of tabs and everything that I use that weekend to crash course on, you know, pricing, just because but for me, that's exciting. And the more I learn about something like that, the better I can, you know, help and mentor other people who are having to think about that share resources with them because I resource aware, and also do associative thinking and bring that back into, like, Oh, this is where this fits in might help with this board that I'm serving on this organisation, oh, this is where this fits in might help with our foundation, or oh, this is where it fits, it might help our church do something or my neighbourhood. Patti Dobrowolski 20:37 Yeah, I love that. I love that. And when you do that, when you bring it back to all those different things, when you sit back, like what do you see as the vision for you for your future? What's in that picture? Like, what do you want? You've already had this amazing legacy of things you've done, but what do you still want to do that you feel like if I just do that, that thing is going to really make a difference? Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 21:03 Gosh, Patti. That's the most challenging question you asked me all day, she knows that I have ideation and my top five. And so I can come on line 54, we'll try. Patti Dobrowolski 21:15 To come up with one, maybe three would be okay. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 21:17 I would like to do all kinds of things. But you know, you mean that cooking show that we're all I was gonna say, you know that I do want to be a culinary artist. who, you know, watch for that to happen. Patti Dobrowolski 21:31 I know that's gonna happen. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 21:32 Somewhere in that channel, that is absolutely going to happen that is going to be on there. And absolutely, I think the other thing is, is even where I sit today, we as a foundation have a lot of ways to go. And so looking for the right strategic partners and the kinds of things that are going to happen, so that we can expand pathways to economic growth and opportunity. And then you know, the third thing is, is I'm always on the lookout because I am a person who like see what all the other opportunities are, you know, that are going to be out there. I think this current position feeds my soul in that way. Because we do have lots of different opportunities that we can do by way of the foundation by way of the business route. Patti Dobrowolski 22:11 Oh, and I love it. And you get to put your research mind to work every single day, like you're always looking at the numbers like what I love about her is that she wanted to have, like so many other they have what was the number that you wanted to take the agilities profiler? How many was it that you want to hit? Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 22:27 Yeah, I wanted to get 10,000 plus one this year, and we actually are going to knock down the door at 40,000. So I'm so excited. We've had a great, great, great big booth. Patti Dobrowolski 22:38 Yeah, it's so great. I love it. So I think that part of it, right? So you're always like reaching, and you're always trying to explore, like, what is the new thing? What's the next thing to step into? And I think that is part of this mindset that you were talking about earlier, where you're watching for the signs for what's going to happen next, and how it all fits in the picture. Now you have a big job, like you're hard to get. I mean, I was so grateful that you would spend this time I was so happy to be here and do it in person. But what's your day look like? What does it look like your day from when you get up? Until you know when you go to sleep? I want to know what are your rituals? What do you do every day so that people who are really want to get some routine in place? Yeah, don't yours. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 23:25 Yeah, for me, it starts with prayer and reading my Bible, because that's super, super important to me. And it just a homing device and a connecting space for me to do that each day. And then exercise I always have a better day if I get some exercise in early and if I don't get it in early, I have to try to get it back in you know later in the evening. And then it's off I probably like a lot of people you know, you got to download figure out some emails that maybe you missed because people work 24/7 So you missed some things even if you went to bed the night before, and then it's in the office and then every day is different, like so some days we will have internal meetings you know, this is also living in this timeframe of some things are remote and some things are hybrid and some things are in person and so you know just trying to get back into the next normal that we have right now. So it can be meetings here in the city sometimes it's you know, meetings in other parts of the United States because we're working in places outside of Missouri and Kansas right now in Kansas City. So it can be out in those places. You know, on great days I like to get some again always trying to get some type of time outside so a lot of times that happens after my work day the dog and I do have dog so dog Max goes out I know you have dogs too. We love dogs. So out in the morning out again and that time is a lot of time self reflection time you Patti Yeah, yeah. Patti Dobrowolski 24:48 Do you do anything like set goals for what you want to accomplish that day or how you're going to be in that day? Is that part of your morning ritual or your evening ritual where you reflect on it? How does that work? Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 24:59 Yeah, well, I do use a lovenger, I do literally have the tasks that I want to try to accomplish that day and the things that, you know, move to the next days. And I also am a person who I will like, think about ideas, like sometimes you just wake up or you're in the middle of a meeting, you get an idea about something else. I try to draw those Patti, because I think that they're more apt to come true, because Patty's taught me this. And they're more of just come true if I don't just write the word about it, but I do a little drawing about it. And so then, you know, at the end of the week, a lot of times I will syphon back through, Hey, what are the things that I did get done each day? What are the things across the weekend that I have to go back and fill in. And also, I just give myself permission, sometimes you just put a big X through it like, Okay, that didn't get done, it's not going to get done, it's going to go to the lower priority list, because other things become more of a priority. Patti Dobrowolski 25:50 Yeah. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 25:50 And so I do try to give myself permission to be okay, with like a part of the checklist not getting accomplished moving to a different day, or just getting completely taken off. And that helps keep me sane, maybe makes it easier for other people to work with me. Patti Dobrowolski 26:04 I was gonna say too, the thing that I know about you that you didn't mention is that you make sure to take time off, like you go away. I do you and that you really rest and recuperate with your family. Yes. Yeah. And that's important. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 26:19 Yes, that can look like hiking and trail biking, and. Patti Dobrowolski 26:23 Whatever your husband has his new task, that new thing he's into? Yes, yes. Kind of the idea of own kind of it. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 26:30 Yes, yes, Patti. And I have partners in life, who are obviously taking us on new and different adventures all the time. And part of that, too, is just like, just say, yes, just learn something new. Patti Dobrowolski 26:41 My thing is because I used to always say No, first, I would say no, no, I don't want to do that. No. And then I had to train myself. You're like a puppy and you're a puppy in the car, and you're going to do this, it's going to happen, you can make it happen, you can go and then I would always have a fantastic time because it would take me out of my comfort zone. Yeah. Well, I love spending this time with you now tell me and tell our listeners to what tips do you have for them about how they can pivot? Or what to do when they're up against a challenge to get through it and to step into more of themselves or their authentic self or their future? What would you share? Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 27:19 Well, I would say make plans. Just be willing for those plans to actually change, you know, so but I think you should make plans and work hard and be honest, we say here at the DeBruce Foundation, hashtag truth works. So make plans, work hard, be honest, leave the results to the Lord. That's what I tend to do. But that make plans and work hard. And be honest, staying in that cycle and being willing for those plans to continue to change. So my plans today could possibly be different plans tomorrow. And I think that you also have to be brave, right? Be brave, believe in yourself, find people who believe in you. I bet that I really cannot take credit for where I am today, I really have to give that credit back to the people who have believed in me. And I will also you know, and if you have people who don't believe in you, if you are with people who are you know, sometimes people talk about a toxic culture or place that I like, Get out. Get out. There are people out there who love you and who want to be supportive of you, and will help you and help you. Yeah, and I think that's the other thing is, don't be afraid to pick up the phone and ask somebody for help. I mean, so many people, other people who you've interviewed Patti have talked about, we think that people are not accessible. And the reality is, many, many people are much more accessible than you think they are. But you do have to take the initiative. And so be confident and do that. Patti Dobrowolski 28:46 Yes, I love that. And I think I tell people that all the time, because I remember reading a really fantastic book. And I thought I wonder if that woman has an AOL account. And I just wrote her an email. And sure enough, she wrote me right back. And that showed me that I could do that with anyone. You know, somebody called me yesterday from Kuwait, in a car. It was the middle of the night, he was driving to his job. And he wanted to know, how could he showed people how to draw their future. And I was like, oh, man, like, here's the code for my class, I want you to come and do that. And then, like, let me help you to do that. Because I think this is the thing. If you're brave enough to reach out to somebody, they will respond, they will respond. And that's how we met. And I just love that, that somebody connected us. And I drew for DeBruce Foundation, and then the rest is history. I mean, I can't think of a better collaboration than the one that I have with you and the DeBruce Foundation and everybody that works here. I love them so. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 29:47 Well. For you to and we're so grateful for the audience. He's here with us. Yeah, yes. Thank you so much, because you're investing in yourself with fantastic Exactly. Patti Dobrowolski 29:57 So thank you again for all your time. And you know, if you liked this, of course, share it with your friends because that's the way we get the word out about what's happening in Kansas City because things are going down there. They're coming up from the base, and we're going to change right here in this city. So thank you so much, Leigh Anne. You're awesome and amazing. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight 30:18 Thank you, Patti. Patti Dobrowolski 30:23 Thanks so much for listening today. Be sure to DM me on Instagram your feedback or takeaways from today's episode on Up Your Creative Genius. Then join me next week for more rocket fuel. Remember, you are the superstar of your universe and the world needs what you have to bring. So get busy. Get out and up your creative genius. And no matter where you are in the universe, here's some big love from yours truly, Patti Dobrowolski and the Up Your Creative Genius podcast. That's a wrap.

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
Self-Storage: Room For Cashflow Growth With Fernando Angelucci

How to Scale Commercial Real Estate

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 22:13


Switching cities, buying a new house, or simply want to downsize? Self-storage facilities have been the go-to for keeping your personal space clutter-free. Fernando Angelucci, president of Titan Wealth Group, and Chief Operating Officer of Impact Self Storage, talks to Sam Wilson about building his self-storage business from the ground up. Fernando recalls how he stumbled upon storage rentals and how he saw the impact it could make on his personal life and on the community. Join in as Fernando shares how he diversifies investments by purchasing existing cash flowing assets and doing ground up builds.   Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review & share! https://www.brickeninvestmentgroup.com/podcast Blog Post URL https://brickeninvestmentgroup.com/2022/01/15/self-storage-rooms-for-cashflow-growth-with-fernando-angelucci Guests ● Fernando Angelucci (info@titanwealthgroup.com)

DNA Today: A Genetics Podcast
#167 PhenoTips: Future of Cancer Genetics

DNA Today: A Genetics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 77:00


DNA Today's host Kira Dineen is also the host of the PhenoTips Speaker Series. This monthly live webinar focuses on relevant genetics topics by featuring discussions with thought leaders and experts in genomic medicine. In this podcast episode we are sharing an installment of the PhenoTips Speaker Series, “The Future of Cancer Genetics”.Thanks to advancements in genome sequencing, physicians are equipped with improved knowledge on the causes of cancer, as well as alternative treatment options for specific cancers. Despite this growing wealth of cancer genomics data, experts remain unclear on how to translate cancer genetics knowledge into realizing precision medicine. To prepare practitioners for the future of cancer genetics, PhenoTips invited Dr. Banu Arun and Dr. Mark Robson to share their insights.Dr. Arun is a Professor in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology, Co-Medical Director of the Clinical Cancer Genetic Program, and Section Chief of Breast Genetics, Prevention, and Screening at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Hailed by Forbes as one of the top 30 Breast Medical Oncologists in the United States, she has received the FASCO award recognition in 2020 from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the ASCO-American Cancer Society 2021 Award. Dr. Arun has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications with research focusing on identifying risk biomarkers for breast cancer, and characterizing risk factors in high-risk women with hereditary gene mutations as well as assessing their breast cancer biology. In addition she has reviewed for prestigious journals, such as BMJ, JCO, Cancer, Cancer Prevention and Epidemiology, and served in several committees including her current position as the Co-Chair for the SWOG Prevention and Epidemiology Committee.Dr. Robson is the Chief of the Breast Medicine Service in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Hospital, New York, Attending Physician on Breast Medicine and Clinical Genetic Services, and a Member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is an associate editor for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), as well as a past chair of the ASCO Ethics Committee. His clinical research is on the optimal application of germline information to the management of cancer patients. He has been a lead investigator for trials of PARP inhibitors in patients with BRCA mutation–associated breast cancer and is currently developing new models for the acquisition of germline information, including "mainstreaming" through test ordering by primary oncology providers and broad genomic screening in the context of somatic mutational profiling. In addition, he is investigating the use of polygenic risk scores in facilitating decision-making among women with or without an inherited predisposition.In this webinar moderated by Kira Dineen, Dr. Arun and Dr. Robson will illuminate the future of cancer genetics by discussing:The latest technological advancements in cancer genetics.Barriers in the specialty and methods to overcome them.Strategies to prepare practitioners for the future of cancer genetic care.Hope to see you live for the next installment of Phenotips Speaker Series on January 18th about ending the diagnostic odyssey! PhenoTips' Chief Operating Officer and VP of Scientific & Medical Affairs, Dr. Pawel Buczkowicz, will be speaking with Dr. Ana Cohen, Clinical/Research Assistant Director of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at Children's Mercy's Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine. Register here for the live event on January 18th at 11am-12pmEST. Stay tuned for the next new episode of DNA Today on January 21st, 2022 with Allelica's Giordano Bottà to discuss polygenic risk scores! New episodes are released on Fridays. In the meantime, you can binge over 165 other episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, streaming on the website, or any other podcast player by searching, “DNA Today”. Episodes since 2021 are also recorded with video which you can watch on our YouTube channel. DNA Today is hosted and produced by Kira Dineen. Our social media lead is Corinne Merlino. Our video lead is Amanda Andreoli. See what else we are up to on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and our website, DNApodcast.com. Questions/inquiries can be sent to info@DNApodcast.com.Do you want to connect with other people who have the same genetic variant as you? You should check out “Connect My Variant”, it's an online resource that allows you to do just that. “Connect My Variant” also provides different avenues of informing your family of possible inherited risk of disease. This includes helping find where your variant came from and finding distant cousins that may also be at risk. The University of Washington has supported the “Connect My Variant” project in an effort to help patients and families understand where their unique genetic variants come from. Check out it at ConnectMyVariant.com. (SPONSORED)Did you know that most cancer samples cannot be subjected to some of the most common cytogenetic analyses due to their storage in formalin and other intractable storage conditions? Don't let difficult sample types and convoluted assay cascades get in the way of your research! Phase Genomics has developed a brand new Next Generation Cytogenomics platform to advance discovery in reproductive genetics and precision oncology. A single assay has the ability to do comprehensive testing for chromosomal abnormalities in fresh, frozen, AND even paraffin-embedded FFPE samples. Learn more about Phase Genomics' incredible new platform in cytogenomics by visiting PhaseGenomics.com. You can also hear our in depth interview with them on episode 169 of DNA Today which will be released on January 28th. (SPONSORED). PerkinElmer Genomics is a global leader in genetic testing focusing on rare diseases, inherited disorders, newborn screening, and hereditary cancer. Testing services support the full continuum of care from preconception and prenatal to neonatal, pediatric, and adult. Testing options include sequencing for targeted genes, multiple genes, the whole exome or genome, and copy number variations. Using a simple saliva or blood sample, PerkinElmer Genomics answers complex genetic questions that can proactively inform patient care and end the diagnostic odyssey for families. Learn more at PerkinElmerGenomics.com. (SPONSORED)Are you a genetic counselor or genetic counseling student? Join me in participating in a research study surrounding education on gender-affirming care in genetic counseling. This study is from the University of Michigan Genetic Counseling Program. It requires a pre and post test survey along with an online 2-3 hour educational tool. I just got access to the modules and am looking forward to learning this week! And here's a bonus: you are entered to win one of 10 $50 gift cards! Complete the survey here . (SPONSORED).

Marketing Trends
Jumping on Opportunities Through Rapid Expansion with Christine de Wendel, Co-Founder and CEO US Sunday

Marketing Trends

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 46:32


There is an old saying that in every tragedy there is an opportunity. Sometimes it's our darkest moments that we find a way to make the world a better place, and that's exactly what Christine de Wendel, Co-Founder and CEO US Sunday sought out to do during the pandemic. Today marketers are all trying to create a frictionless experience. Or simply, a better buying experience for the consumer. But what is less seamless than waiting on the person to bring you the bill? Sunday sought to rectify this, and they did. “We said, if we want to get to market really quickly and take advantage of this incredible wave, and this opportunity that has come out of the COVID pandemic, we need to make [payment] really easy. And so our solution is we put a QR code on the table. We map it to the point of sale system. It allows you as a consumer to scan the QR code on the table, see the menu, order like many restaurants already had, but then pull up your bill and pay. And so we're transforming something that used to take 15 minutes and we're turning it into a ten second experience” Sunday's technology is simple, but has innovated the restaurant industry in ways that has staying power.. Not only is it creating a smoother process for consumers, but it also has the possibility to give businesses a better sense of who they are working with while also creating more personalized experiences.. On Marketing Trends, Christine takes us through the process of jumping on an opportunity, how to scale quickly while finding good candidates regardless of market, and, the importance of a strong central branding and so much more on this episode of Marketing Trends.Main TakeawaysQR Codes should be an important part of your business.They help make payments smoother for your consumers.It's important for a start up to over invest in brand identity.Hiring local experts when expanding globally is important to understand the culture and mindset of customers.It's important to have a strong central brand, but allow for flexibility in local markets.When you're an entrepreneur, you're going to have extreme emotional highs and lows as you see your idea come to life.Key Quotes“We said, if we want to get to market really quickly and take advantage of this incredible wave and this opportunity that has come out of the pandemic, we need to make it really easy. And so our solution is we put a QR code on the table. We map it to the point of sale system. It allows you as a consumer to scan the QR code on the table, see the menu, order like many restaurants already had, but then pull up your bill and pay. And so we're transforming something that used to take 15 minutes and we're turning it into ten-secondnd experience”“As an early stage startup, you over-invest in brand.”“We've had great traction and great partnerships with most of the point of sales because they realize that it's a very fragmented market and that working with us means that we're really building something that's going to address 70, 80, 90, 100 percent of the market, as opposed to just their customer base.”“Entrepreneurs will tell you this every day, it is full of challenges and the ups and downs of building a company like this are incredible. Seeing your product live is so rewarding and the stress and the anxiety of making sure that you're building a really robust product that won't disappoint is also extremely nice. I love the enthusiasm we're getting, and am extremely appreciative of my teams because I never thought it would be such a roller coaster in terms of emotions. It's really a call out to other entrepreneurs that this is exciting, but this can be so hard. BioChristine de Wendel is the co-founder and CEO of Sunday, a QR-based payment platform that improves the ease of the guest checkout experience. Prior to Sunday, Christine became an expert in European E-commerce. Between 2020 and 2017, Christine was Chief Operating Officer of ManoMano, one of France's fastest growing tech companies and Europe's leading online platform for home improvement.  Prior to joining ManoMano, Christine spent seven years at Zalando, Europe's largest online fashion retailer, where she built up the Paris office and managed Zalando's French business.  Christine began her career as a consultant with Bain & Company in Paris and New York.  She is currently working on a new venture.Christine holds a BSc in International Affairs from Georgetown University, an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and an MBA from INSEAD.  Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Christine has American, French and Austrian citizenship. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children after spending 15 years in Paris.---Marketing Trends podcast is brought to you by Salesforce. Discover marketing built on the world's number one CRM: Salesforce. Put your customer at the center of every interaction. Automate engagement with each customer. And build your marketing strategy around the entire customer journey. Salesforce. We bring marketing and engagement together. Learn more at salesforce.com/marketing.

Secrets to Win Big With Arjun Sen
S06E02: Find Greater Joy with VIP Guest David Williams

Secrets to Win Big With Arjun Sen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 39:28


David Williams is CEO of Shelters to Shutters, a national 501 (c) 3 organization that transitions individuals and families from homelessness to economic self-sufficiency by educating and engaging the real estate industry to provide employment and housing opportunities. David brings has 30 years of experience leading prominent nonprofit organizations. He has had a long career serving in key roles at some of the nation's most-respected non-profits with his most recent position as President & CEO of Genesys Works, a national youth career readiness program. Previous to Genesys Works, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish America. Under Williams' leadership, the organization realized record growth with national office annual revenue more than quadrupling.  He spent 11 years at Habitat for Humanity International, rising to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer after starting his nonprofit career as Executive Director of the Houston Food Bank. Here are some key insights from this week's show: Problems and solutions are both right in front of you, you just have to pause and listen. Success in a non-profit must have clearly defined ROU, as people invest their time and money in it. Why it is important to demonstrate the value of a non-profit at an individual level. Success in any organization comes from leading people to create a culture of a joyful and productive place to work in. Prefer to watch the video? Watch it here: https://youtu.be/7O6lKRYZZwU

THINK Business with Jon Dwoskin
All-in-One System for Education

THINK Business with Jon Dwoskin

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 20:23


Jon talks with Dr. Keith Westman, COO for Otus, the all-in-one K-12 Learning Management, Assessment, and Data System. Keith is the Chief Operating Officer at Otus. Otus is the first edtech platform to centralize learning management, assessment, and data on one platform, reducing chaos for educators, students, and their families. Keith is regularly tapped by major media for his expertise and commentary in education and technology. Connect with Jon Dwoskin: Twitter: @jdwoskin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.dwoskin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejondwoskinexperience/ Website: https://jondwoskin.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jondwoskin/ Email: jon@jondwoskin.com Get Jon's Book: The Think Big Movement: Grow your business big. Very Big!   Connect with Dr. Keith Westman: Website: https://otus.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KeithWestman https://twitter.com/OtusK12 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithwestman/detail/contact-info/

Selling With Social Sales Podcast
Value-Based Selling 101 with Sumit Mahajan, #196

Selling With Social Sales Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 54:07


With the pace of how we sell rapidly changing, the modern seller must perfect a host of strategies to meet the modern buyer on the platforms they frequent, with the right messages. Using unique sales strategies like value-based selling is quickly becoming a hot topic among the top sales leaders. The art of value-based B2B selling revolves around getting your prospect to understand the value of what you're offering – which takes a very different approach than traditional selling. But, how should sales teams navigate the world of value-based selling when there are multiple personas? That is the topic of discussion in this episode of the Modern Selling Podcast. My special guest for this episode is one of the world's leading sales practitioners who has spent decades studying what works to attract, nurture, and close global deals – even in the most complex selling environments. That's why this episode is a must-listen for all sales leaders looking for a competitive edge in selling in 2022. Sumit Mahajan, Chief Sales Officer of Datamatics, brings more than 25 years of industry experience in successfully leading global sales organizations to rapid levels of growth. His eclectic background, starting his career as an engineer, gives him a unique view of sales that has enabled him to lead Datamatics Business Solutions to continue to expand and deepen their industry offerings. Sumit's passion for client success, together with his pragmatic and strategic perspective, has driven his global sales teams to focus on how to personalize their sales techniques to master the art of value-based selling. Join in the full hour-long conversation to get what could be equivalent to an accelerated MBA in sales by one of the most brilliant minds in the sales industry. What are the Steps of Value-based Selling? To set the context for our discussion, I wanted to hear from Sumit how he defines value-based selling and what keys to success he teaches his sales teams to attract and engage with today's modern buyers. His insights are spot on when he says, “On the services side, especially, when you're not selling a tangible thing, value-based pricing and selling is all about making sure that you're able to get the client to understand the value of your offering. To do this requires sellers to take a very different approach. You must change the way you pitch and the way you land sales.” With our PVC Sales Methodology for prospecting, at Vengreso, we teach the importance of personalizing your sales outreach for every buyer interaction. This is critical if you have very different buyer personas that you engage with and at different times in the sales cycle.  Sumit agrees and with his work at Datamatics, they often have to navigate up to four different buyer personas with different buying needs, ranging from the lead generation side, to interfacing with accounting executives, all the way up to the Chief Operating Officer. To navigate this process, by driving value for each persona, Sumit recommends using a three-step approach that involves: Generating product and brand awareness through email marketing  Leveraging thought leadership or gated content to nurture leads Using proven sales and relationship building strategies to book the sales call Jump in the conversation to hear exactly how Sumit teaches his sales teams to implement these strategies to attract all of their modern B2B buyer personas. How do you Train Sellers to Succeed With Value-based Selling? In my 25+ years in sales, I've had my fair share of deals that fell through because the prospect couldn't see the value in what we were offering.  That's where doing your research before reaching out to a prospect is so important. The more you know about their specific pain points or business goals, the better positioned you will be to craft sales outreach messages that speak their language. You can read some of our best tips for cold emails!  I wanted to get Sumit's unique perspective to see how he trains his sales teams to convey value in their sales conversations. He shares, “If you're selling a service, then the buyer has to have a very high level of trust in the seller to feel comfortable taking that risk. They're not buying something they can easily compare to a competitor. So, they have to believe that the seller can deliver on their promise. This is where storytelling can be so important. If you can tell a compelling story that is tailored to your buyer persona, to show them how you can change their world, then that gives you the upper hand.” Download the full discussion to hear what other specific strategies and resources Sumit shares that are a must for sales leaders in 2022. How Should Your Sales Team be Organized for Value-based Selling? At Vengreso, we invest heavily in the development and training of our sales team. And, we study the structure of our department to ensure that we have the right incentives in place to drive performance. As we enter into Q1 of 2022, I was curious to know what Sumit's top value-based selling principles were for the year. From his perspective, he sees four key things being critical to enhancing how sales organizations master value-based selling: Define the value chain clearly so there is a single point of contact for each vertical Account managers should always think strategically and remain agile  All sales leaders and sales enablement staff must stay on the cutting edge of technology Sales teams need to remain focused on their objectives and analyze their results Listen to the full episode to hear the stealth value-based selling strategy I used to land a $50M deal with one of the largest oil and gas companies in the world! It's a story you don't want to miss.  Plus, Sumit shares more key insights regarding what sales metrics you need to track to see if you're really using value-based selling the right way. This episode of the Modern Selling Podcast is brought to you by Leadfeeder, the leader in website visitor identification. Leadfeeder helps grow your sales pipeline by identifying and qualifying anonymous prospects visiting your website so you can spend less time prospecting and more time selling. 

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast
2021 AI for Healthcare Operations Market Trends Report

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 37:42


In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Jody Ranck, AI and Healthcare Advisor at Chilmark Research, and Sanjeev Agrawal, President and Chief Operating Officer at LeanTaaS, to discuss AI and healthcare operations. They dive into the challenges that are inspiring hospitals and health systems to tap into AI tools, the market economics that will drive further adoption, how the latest Covid-19 surge factors into the problems that LeantaaS solves, and more.This episode is sponsored by LeanTaaS.

Agency Intelligence
Inside The Life Of An Insurance Agency With COO Ashley Napier

Agency Intelligence

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 44:04


In this episode of Agency Intelligence podcast, host Jason Cass interviews Ashley Napier, 3000 Insurance Group's Chief Operating Officer. Ashley discusses her path to becoming the COO of 3000 Insurance Group and how they are utilizing Virtual Assistants in their agency.  Episode Highlights: Ashley mentions that she is an iPhone user. (2:43) Ashley says that she likes winning because it gives her a sense of accomplishment. (3:40) Ashley explains how grit, determination and blessings have led her to where she is now. (6:04) Ashley shares more about her past, and how she got started in the industry. (7:51) Ashley shares what led her to the COO position. (14:08) Ashley explains an experience in 2015 that made her not want to get insurance. (16:46) Ashley talks about 3000 Insurance Group. (21:22) Ashley shares her insight into hiring VA's and how they are utilizing them in her company. (29:13) Ashley mentions that she is currently reading Traction. (37:51) Ashley shares that she is currently hooked to watching Ted Lasso. (41:14) Key Quotes: “I'm not saying sales was easy, and I just accomplished it and moved on, but leading people is where I'm supposed to be at this time.” - Ashley Napier “So coaching and mentorship and watching people set goals and struggle with the obstacles that get in their way, understanding what's on the other side of them, what's on the other side of their goals.I love just coming alongside people and getting in the well with them and watching them grow. - Ashley Napier “I would say that the VA's can only do as good of a job as we give them instructions for. And so, we have really looked at ourselves, our systems, our processes, our workflows to make sure that we're providing them the very best instructions that we can.” - Ashley Napier Resources Mentioned: Ashley Napier LinkedIn 3000 Insurance Group Reach out to Jason Cass Agency Intelligence

Dad.Work
#43. Raising Daughters and The Power of Vulnerability - Dai Manuel

Dad.Work

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 58:35


Today's guest is Dai ManuelWe go deep talking about:How Dai is successfully raising his daughters into amazing young women,Ego and identity in men that comes attached to their careersBetter ways to manage stress and anxietyVulnerably sharing challenges you face as a dad with your spouseAddiction and fighting through itFiguring out your real friends in this fatherhood journeyPicking habits that helps us stay on the right trackHaving the right motivation to turn our lives around in terms of our healthIdentifying your daughters love language to best bond with themOwning up to your mistakes to become a better dad, andPrioritizing our self-care and mental health as fathersDai Manuel is a super dad, dating his wife, with a lead by example way of living and a contagious personality, who is on a mission to positively impact one million role models around the globe to lead a FUN-ctionally fit life through education, encouragement, and community. He is an award-winning digital thought leader and author, Distinguished Toastmaster, TEDx speaker & edutaining keynote speaker, former partner and Chief Operating Officer of a multi-million dollar retail company, and a sought-after lifestyle mentor and executive performance coach.Dai knows the struggle of the juggle and keeping his health and happiness a priority. He models his work based on 5 F's: Fitness, Family, Faith, and Finances with an overarching roof of FUN, built on a rock-solid foundation of Health. Nuggets of wisdom and inspiration to take action to be your best self are guaranteed when you connect with Dai!Find Dai online at:Website: www.DaiManuel.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/daimanuel Twitter: www.twitter.com/daimanuelInstagram: www.instagram.com/daimanuelLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daimanuel/ Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/daimanuel ---Welcome to the Dad.Work Podcast!It's my goal every episode to help dads suffer less, love more, and parent confidently.We'll be diving into mindfulness practices, healing trauma, conscious parenting, natural living, compassionate communication, the spiritual aspect of fatherhood, and more.There are a lot of amazing teachers and guides who help men become more aware and conscious, but there's not a lot of resources for men who are both fathers and interested in a mindful exploration of consciousness and improvement.This podcast aims to help bridge that gap.Resources, Links, Show Notes:https://dad.work/pod/Join our Free Private FB Community for Conscious Fathers:https://dad.work/fb/Take The Course to Become A Conscious Father and Suffer Less, Love More, and Parent Confidently:https://dad.work/cf/

Lanterne Rouge Cycling Podcast
Movistar Team 2022 Preview

Lanterne Rouge Cycling Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 88:25


In this episode Lanterne Rouge and Benji Naesen discuss the ups and downs of Movistar's 2021 season, upcoming transfers, which riders should be sent to which races next year and provide their hot takes on what's to come in 2022. We also chat to the Chief Operating Officer and the Manager of the Women's Team, Sebastian Unzue. LRCP Show Partner | https://lecol.cc/ If you enjoy the LRCP please remember to subscribe and give us a rating and review! If you want to support us by leaving a tip, feel free to do so here: https://ko-fi.com/lanternerougecyclingpodcast

Younger with Dr. Robyn Benson
Title: What is C60 and why should you take it?

Younger with Dr. Robyn Benson

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 43:05


Key Takeaways:  Understand what C60 is, or as the scientist community calls it Buckminster Fullerene, how and why you should consider taking it daily.  Learn who discovered it and how they won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry when they did.  Hear how Kenneth Swartz discovered C60.  Find out why many are saying C60 could be the next CBD.  Hear the definitive difference between C60 from other antioxidants.   Learn more about the 4 key antioxidants available in C60.  Find out what a “free radical sponge” is and how it can help your body.  Understand the healthy power of neutralizing oxidative radicals.   Hear about the health benefits of C60, what to expect and why you want to have access to the best quality available.  What research is confirming about C60 as a great anti-aging molecule for youthful skin and joints.  Ways C60 can support a balanced immune function and healthy inflammatory response.  Learn what most people notice after taking C60 daily for more than a month.  Hear more about the results men are having with C60 and the benefits women are finding.  Know there are a few contraindications.  Listen so you know what they are and when you should consult their doctor before using C60.  Learn why some say C60 more powerful than vitamin C, but should not replace it.   Hear Kenneth's thoughts about activated charcoal C60.  Distinguish C60 Purple Power from other products on the market and hear how they use 99.99% pure sublimated Carbon 60, (never exposed to solvents), and why C60 is made with 100% certified organic oils.  Episode Summary:  In this episode you will learn more about C60 and why it is becoming one of the most powerful antioxidants available on the market today!  C60 is an antioxidant that is proving to offer an efficacy that is equal to several hundred times over conventional antioxidants.  Research is showing it can help maximize the positive desired results for cells in the production of energy, but it may also provide cellular protection against many toxic environmental factors we live with today.  Imagine releasing a free radical scavenger into your body that is a natural occurring molecule comprised of 60 carbon atoms that forms something like a hollow soccer ball.  C60 is one of the only molecules known today that defined as a single element and can form a spherical cage.  Think of this unique structure like a “free radical sponge” with the ability to neutralize free radicals and reset itself again and again.     Team Bios:   Kenneth Swartz   Ken Swartz, aka “Ken the Scientist,” is the founder and Chief Science Officer of C60 Purple Power, a health and wellness company committed to delivering the highest quality Carbon 60 products available.    Ken earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Colorado at Denver and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Arizona State University. He spent the early part of his career as a secondary school teacher, and he continues to be passionate about helping and educating people.    Ken has run several research science laboratories over the course of his career and discovered C60 while developing the MOXY fusion reactor. During his research, he became aware of the powerful free radical neutralizing properties of C60.    He first began using C60 as a radiation protectant while leading a fusion research project. About 8 months after Ken started taking C60, he had a positive experience occur with his health.* But due to FDA regulations, we aren't able to share that information on this site. However, Ken's personal experience with C60 was so profound that he decided to dedicate himself to the research, study, and manufacturing of C60 Buckminsterfullerene products.    In 2016, Ken founded C60 Purple Power which offers 99.99% pure sublimated Carbon 60, (never exposed to solvents), delivered in 100% certified organic oils, made in the USA. Ken believes that “your health is your responsibility” and he is on a mission to help people feel empowered to take control of their health.    *Results shared in this YOUNGER podcast episode may not be typical. These statements and products have not been approved by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.   Jessica MacNaughton   Jessica MacNaughton serves as the Chief Operating Officer for C60 Purple Power and leads the day-to-day business operations with oversight for all aspects of business development and strategy, sales, marketing, and technology. She earned an MBA and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Denver.     After taking C60 for about 12 months, she noticed her body's response to seasonal allergies were less noticeable, as well as her very painful PMS symptoms. She also noticed a dramatic increase in hair and nail growth, and that her mental clarity and focus were substantially sharper.   Inspired by her own health journey with C60, she joined Ken in early 2019 to help accelerate his mission to bring C60 to the world.   Like Ken, she is passionate about helping people and their pets, achieve optimal health, at every age.    Resources for a Younger Lifestyle:  Contraindications:    If you are on a blood thinner, consult with your doctor before using any form of C60 and make sure you do extra testing.  If you are pregnant or breast feeding, consult with your doctor before using any form of C60.  Forbes Magazine Article: This Nobel Prize-Winning Molecule Could Be The Best Thing For Anti-Aging - https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccasuhrawardi/2021/04/30/this-nobel-prize-winning-molecule-could-be-the-best-thing-for-anti-aging/?sh=161c88d26ada   Research Gate: Possible Mechanisms of Fullerene C60 Antioxidant Action - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258503997_Possible_Mechanisms_of_Fullerene_C60_Antioxidant_Action   PubMed: The applications of buckminsterfullerene C60 and derivatives in orthopaedic research - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24409811/   C60 Purple Power [20% off your first purchase when you use Discount CODE: DrBenson] - https://c60purplepower.com/     Quotes:  Jessica: “I want to jump in here and say, Ken was pissed off about Fukushima, and he was trying to prove a more efficient form of nuclear fusion, so when you know Ken like I do, you will realize he is a big problem solver.”  Kenneth: “C60 is an antioxidant and takes care of those oxidative radicals which can help protect you against that sort of that secondary sort of damage from radiation.”  Jessica: “What C60 truly is, is it's a molecule of carbon with 60 tiny atoms in it.  What we are finding is it works at the cellular level to lift the oxidative burden in for example, people that are dealing with inflammation, oxidative stress.  Think of it as a free radical which is how many who are taking it benefit.”  Kenneth: “That's why it's characterized as several 100 times more powerful than conventional antioxidants. Because it has the capacity to reset itself. It doesn't need any other chemistry to do that because it can do it by itself.”  Jessica: “I heard a statistic the other day that stated most men before leaving their house are exposed to 300 chemicals a day, and most women are exposed to 500 chemicals today.”  Kenneth: “We've had people that have taken C60 for a long time, and their average telomere length seems to increase.  C60 is not making the telomeres in your inside the cells longer, but rather wipes out the cellular senescence with very short telomeres.”   

Medical Mnemonist (from MedSchoolCoach)
Gamifiy your/Going on a “Clinical Odyssey” with Medical Joyworks' COO Miguel Molina

Medical Mnemonist (from MedSchoolCoach)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 40:44


Chase DiMarco talks to Miguel Molina, the Chief Operating Officer at Medical Joyworks, a physician-led company offering digital products and solutions to the medical sector. Miguel shares insights into the field of medical education and how he plans to improve students' clinical skills with evidence-based case studies, adventure scenarios, reference articles, and moderated discussion boards. [02:40] Clinical Odyssey: Learn Medicine the Fun Way [05:10] How Prognosis Makes Medical Education Interactive and Enjoyable [0 8:55] Why Medical Joyworks Decided to Build a QBank [15:13] The Price Issue When Signing Up to Medical Programs [16:20] The Benefits of Mentorship and Immediate Feedback in Medical Education [23:02] Customizing Medical Education to Students' Learning Styles [25:36] The Future of Medical Education [27:00] Why Medical Joyworks is Yet to Go the Augmented Reality Way [30:56] The Stolen App Game  Full show notes

RevDive
#21 - Tackling Denials Proactively with a Focus on KPIs w/ COO of Physician Services of Einstein Physicians

RevDive

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 20:08


This episode is for revenue cycle leaders, operational leaders and those looking for ways to innovatively approach denial management and operational challenges. In this episode we talk to Lamont Louis, Chief Operating Officer for Physician Services for Einstein Physicians at Jefferson Medical Group in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Louis talks about identifying financial variances, using the FORM approach to team success, and how to identify critical KPIs from an operational perspective.What you'll get out of this episode: Why does prioritizing a proactive KPI approach matter? What is the “Financial & Operational Review Meeting” (FORM) and why does it work? What trends operationally, and for staffing, are being seen right now? How do organizations operationalize KPI data? Quotables“When I arrived 40 years ago, the only metrics I saw were patient visits, and dollar signs. ” “If we are two years in, and we are still at a loss, then we need to change that dynamic.”“Don't be afraid to say, this is not acceptable and we need to be better. It comes with the responsibility of always pushing yourself and your teams to be better”Recommended Resources“Proactive to Reactive” by Lamont Louis, MGMA Article https://lnkd.in/e4XJzUpGJoin the ConversationWe want to hear from our RevDivers! Tell us what topics and people you'd like us to cover in future episodes:- Website - Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter - YouTubeFollow our hosts on LinkedIn:Taya https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayamoheiser/ Kem https://www.linkedin.com/in/kem-tolliver-bs-cmpe-cpc-cmom-1225b115/ Sponsored by: ABILITY Network

The Model FA
Practice and Operations Management Principles, Tips, and Tactics with Matt Sonnen

The Model FA

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 39:21


Matt Sonnen is the Founder and CEO of PFI Advisors, an organization that helps RIA owners build the infrastructure and culture they need to grow their profit. Matt—who is celebrating 25 years in the wealth management industry in 2022—began his career in the industry as a Financial Analyst in Merrill Lynch. He then progressed to Luminous Capital, where he served as the Director of Operations, Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief Operating Officer. He also worked at Focus Financial Partners, where he was the Vice President for two years. In addition to his work as the CEO of PFI Advisors, Matt is also the creator of the digital consulting platform, COO Society, and host of the COO Roundtable Podcast. Matt joins us today to share his expertise on practice and operations management. He discusses his background and explains how eating at a sandwich shop in UCLA led him to the wealth management industry. He outlines the core operational issues financial advisors face and how Matt and his team at PFI help them. He also outlines the essential SOPs every financial advisor must have in their organizations and underscores the importance of segmenting your clients.   “Markets go up and down. While we can't control that, we can always control our service.” - Matt Sonnen   This week on The Model FA Podcast: Matt's background, sandwich of choice, and how he found himself landing a job in the wealth management industry Operational matters that financial advisors generally struggle with The value of creating a process and operations manual How the process of writing a manual helps you evaluate your company's operations Foundational business standard operating procedures that every RIA must have The anchoring effect and how to make a great client experience The role of the onboarding process in creating an impactful client experience Misconceptions on client segmentation and service offering   Resources Mentioned: Book: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh Book: The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber   Our Favorite Quotes: “Solidifying from the start that clients will have an amazing experience with you makes it more likely that they'll be willing to talk about you with others.” - David DeCelle “Client segmentation is about service offering. You need to figure out what your ideal client is and how your firm is going to service them.” - Matt Sonnen “For an onboarding process to turn into an onboarding experience, go from making clients feel like they made a good decision to making them feel like they can talk about it to other people.” - David DeCelle   Connect with Matt Sonnen: PFI Advisors Podcast: The COO Roundtable PFI Advisors on LinkedIn PFI Advisors on Twitter Matt Sonnen on LinkedIn Matt Sonnen on Twitter Email: msonnen@pfiadvisors.com   About the Model FA Podcast The Model FA podcast is a show for fiduciary financial advisors. In each episode, our host David DeCelle sits down with industry experts, strategic thinkers, and advisors to explore what it takes  to build a successful practice — and have an abundant life in the process. We believe in continuous learning, tactical advice, and strategies that work — no “gotchas” or BS. Join us to hear stories from successful financial advisors, get actionable ideas from experts, and re-discover your drive to build the practice of your dreams.    Did you like this conversation? Then leave us a rating and a review in whatever podcast player you use. We would love your feedback, and your ratings help us reach more advisors with ideas for growing their practices, attracting great clients, and achieving a better quality of life. While you are there, feel free to share your ideas about future podcast guests or topics you'd love to see covered.    Our Team: President of Model FA, David DeCelle   If you like this podcast, you will love our community! Join the Model FA Community on Facebook to connect with like-minded advisors and share the day-to-day challenges and wins of running a growing financial services firm.

Between Two COO's with Michael Koenig
Part 1: Grafana Labs COO, Doug Hanna On Building a $3B Company with Open Source, Scaling Culture and Going From 70 to 500 People

Between Two COO's with Michael Koenig

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 22:24


Doug Hanna, COO at Grafana Labs, joins us to discuss scaling a company to $3B in valuation after raising $330M in funding. As a former Zendesk VP of Ops, Doug has had front seats at both companies, during hyper-growth. This episode, Part 1, focuses on people and culture: what goes into scaling from 70 to 400 net new employees in a mere 18 months. Grafan Labs is the company behind the lead open source observability platform, Grafana, used by the likes of Salesforce, Paypal, Verizon, Ebay, and 750K other instances.Part 2 of Doug's episode will air in a few weeks and focuses on scaling the go-to-market.Grafana Labs - https://grafana.comDoug Hanna on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglashanna1Episode Website: https://betweentwocoos.com/part-1-grafana-labs-coo-doug-hannaEpisode Transcript: https://betweentwocoos.com/part-1-grafana-labs-coo-doug-hanna/#transcriptMichael Koenig on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/mkoenig514Michael Koenig on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mkoenig

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
The TextLocate Story with Ryan Rogers

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 54:49


The TextLocate Story with Ryan Rogers Ryan Rogers and Joe Lynch discuss the TextLocate story. Ryan is the Founder and CEO of TextLocate which provides a freight location tracking and communication solution for brokers and partner carriers. About Ryan Rogers Ryan Rogers is the Founder and CEO of logistics tech startup TextLocate. TextLocate bridges the gap between truck drivers and logistics professionals by creating a simple way to locate freight through a proprietary text message platform that has taken the logistics industry by storm. Prior to founding TextLocate, Ryan's extensive experience dates back over 20+ years and includes stints with Amazon as well as both Covenant Logistics and U.S. Xpress--two top trucking firms headquartered in Chattanooga. At Covenant, Ryan had direct responsibility for technology, continuous improvement, mergers and acquisitions, innovation and strategic planning across the Covenant enterprise. His experience at U.S. Xpress included time spent as corporate treasurer and Chief Operating Officer at the company's logistics division during a time of extensive growth in revenue. He also served as a transportation executive at Amazon.com, leading procurement and carrier development at a time when e-commerce – led by companies like Amazon -- turned heads around the transportation and logistics industry with increasing sales and demand for capacity. He currently serves as a mentor at Chattanooga-based transportation and logistics incubator Dynamo and is a member of the Chattanooga Technology Council. Ryan holds an MBA and undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he and his wife, Nicole, have chosen to make their home in the ‘gig city' with their children, Kate and Jack. About TextLocate  TextLocate is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was founded in 2021 by logistics technology executive Ryan Rogers as the solution to freight location tracking and communication for brokers and partner carriers. Rogers, a Chattanooga native, has formerly held executive positions with Amazon.com and Chattanooga transportation companies U.S. Xpress and Covenant Logistics. Key Takeaways: The TextLocate Story Ryan Rogers is the Founder and CEO of freight tech firm, TextLocate which provides a freight location tracking and communication solution for brokers and partner carriers. In the podcast interview, Ryan describes his successful career in the logistics business and his entrepreneurial journey. TextLocate is a simple method for check call updates with partner carriers. TextLocate simplifies the process using TextLocate's custom one-time location update from your partner carrier's driver with one simple text message. Ryan's vision for TextLocate is to complement existing visibility platforms using a one-time text message that is more agreeable to some drivers who resist using apps and other visibility systems. TextLocate's automation makes it very easy for users to make check calls to drivers. Drivers love it because there is no app to download and they are not constantly tracked. With TextLocate, users request a one-time location update as a text message sent to the driver. The message includes company name and unique load ID. All the driver has to do is click the hyperlink within the text and approve the one-time location update. The response updates TextLocate dashboard with the driver's current city, state and zip code. The process is convenient for the operations team to request and simple for the driver to respond without a phone call interruption. TextLocate offers an easy to implement, simple to use process for communicating with drivers. The process is safe, convenient, cost effective, and uses texting technology so there is no training and no learning curve. TextLocate has a free option so users can get started by signing up for a free account. Learn More About The TextLocate Story Ryan Rogers LinkedIn TextLocate LinkedIn TextLocate Why Chattanooga is the Silicon Valley of Trucking with Craig Fuller The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

CRE SharkEye Commercial Real Estate Show Hosted BY Yishai Breslauer

Evan Weiss serves as Chief Operating Officer, Principal of LW Hospitality Advisors®. As a Co-Founder of the firm, Evan's role encompasses such areas as client and vendor relationship management, business development, design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures, establish policies that promote company culture and vision, oversee daily operations of the company and the work of executives (IT, Marketing, Sales, Finance etc.), and to lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication. Mr. Weiss is also a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Lodging Analytics Research & Consulting (LARC), a newly formed venture focusing on highly correlated predictive analytics for the lodging industry, and is privileged to hold the position of adjunct faculty member at NYU's Tisch Center of Hospitality & Tourism. Mr. Weiss currently serves as an Event Chair for the UJA Hospitality Division, as well as a member of the REX Steering committee of the UJA - Federation of New York. He also serves on the Advisory Committees for the NYU and ALIS Hospitality Breakfast and as a member of the AIPAC Washington Club and Real Estate Committee, and Chairman of the Hospitality Council for AIPAC, as well as a board member of RESA. Evan also serves as an advisory board member of IHIS – Israel Hotel Investment Summit. Evan is also intimately involved with Our Soldiers Speak, a 501(c)(3) based in Midtown Manhattan, NY. https://www.linkedin.com/in/evan-weiss-4b2b1a4/ http://www.lwhospitalityadvisors.com/ The CRE SharkEye Show https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOjDYdAfpkrXzgUSRGt959w The best 6 secrets of commercial real estate download free https://lnkd.in/dZkCUFR The CRE Crash Course - Everything you need in order to get the Must Have Skills for Commercial Real Estate, in only 2 weeks https://www.crelaunchpad.com/cre-crash-course

Inside the ICE House
Episode 277: Yum! Brands COO Tracy Skeans Cooks up the Recipe for Growth and Good

Inside the ICE House

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 55:18


Tracy Skeans, Chief Operating Officer and Chief People Officer of Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), has helped position the world's largest restaurant company for continued growth over the past several years by combining a people-first approach, investing in infrastructure and future business strategies, and using technology to enhance the customer and employee experience. She explains how having a fundamentally strong company going into the pandemic allowed Yum! to position itself for the future by continuing to make acquisitions, increasing its digital acceleration, and focusing on diversity and inclusivity from top to bottom. Inside the ICE House: https://www.theice.com/insights/conversations/inside-the-ice-house

CAUSENETIC
YMCA Innovation Series: Paul McEntire & Jill Doerner

CAUSENETIC

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 18:40


This episode is a part of our YMCA Innovation Series, where we talk with YMCA leaders across the movement to discover the keys to evolving our services and operations to have the greatest community impact. This week's podcast guests are: Paul McEntire, Chief Operating Officer for the YMCA of the USA and Jill Doerner, Chief Learning Officer for the YMCA of Metro Chicago http://www.ymcadallas.org/causenetic --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/causenetic/message

Mornings with Neil Mitchell
The 'perfect storm' fuelling serious rapid antigen test shortage

Mornings with Neil Mitchell

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 7:40


Chief Operating Officer at Chemist Warehouse, Mario Tascone, says three factors explain the serious shortage. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast
Nasim Afsar, Chief Operating Officer at UCI Health

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 12:46


This episode features Dr. Nasim Afsar, Chief Operating Officer at UCI Health. Here, she discusses technologies that will make a difference, advice she would give to other leaders, the importance of challenging yourself, and more.

AEC Leadership Today Podcast
Episode 076: Deepening and Diversifying Our Talent Recruitment and Retention Through “Returnships”

AEC Leadership Today Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 46:17


Today's episode of the AEC Leadership Today podcast features Heather Calvert, Chief Operating Officer at Core Consultants. Our topic is “returnship” – a new and innovative way to expand, deepen, and diversify our talent recruitment and retention pipeline. The post Episode 076: Deepening and Diversifying Our Talent Recruitment and Retention Through “Returnships” appeared first on ActionsProve, LLC.

Hacks & Wonks
Week in Review: December 31, 2021

Hacks & Wonks

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 42:11


For the last show of the year, we have the first part of a discussion with Executive Director of America Walks and former mayor of Seattle Mike McGinn about how the City's response to the recent snowstorm and Harrell's recent appointees highlight opportunities for the incoming administration to both learn from and leave behind the past as they stand up a government to lead us into 2022 and beyond.  As always, a full text transcript of the show is available below and at officialhacksandwonks.com. Find the host, Crystal Fincher on Twitter at @finchfrii and find today's co-host, Mike McGinn, at @mayormcginn. More info is available at officialhacksandwonks.com.   Resources: “Why Sweden Clears Snow-Covered Walkways Before Roads” by Angie Schmitt from Streetsblog USA: https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/01/24/why-sweden-clears-walkways-before-roads/   Disability Rights Washington - Disability Mobility Initiative: https://www.disabilityrightswa.org/programs/disabilitymobility/   “Does Adding an Extra Driving Lane Make Traffic Worse?” by David Stockin from Drivetribe: https://drivetribe.com/p/does-adding-an-extra-driving-lane-E6FPiVJnQSCPun1-pS-Q-A?iid=Ic6o2PzdQcaGewi7L9kSbw   “The Fundamental Law of Road Congestion: Evidence from US Cities” by Gilles Duranton and Matthew A. Turner from American Economic Review 101: https://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/aer.101.6.2616   “'Zombie highways,' mass transit failures: PBS 'News Hour' takes look at Birmingham” by Bob Sims from Advance Local: https://www.al.com/spotnews/2009/08/zombie_highways_mass_transit_f.html   “Inslee's Proposed 2022 Budget Plugs Holes in Highway Megaprojects” by Ryan Packer from The Urbanist: https://www.theurbanist.org/2021/12/27/inslees-proposed-2022-budget-plugs-holes-in-highway-megaprojects/   “Seattle Mayor-elect Harrell names niece deputy mayor, lists other appointments” by Sarah Grace Taylor from The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/bruce-harrell-announces-key-cabinet-members-appoints-niece-as-deputy-mayor/   “Seattle Mayor-elect Harrell appoints final deputy mayor, other leaders before taking office” by Sarah Grace Taylor from The Seattle Times: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattle-mayor-elect-harrell-appoints-final-deputy-mayor-other-leaders-before-taking-office/   Transcript: [00:00:00] Crystal Fincher: Welcome to Hacks & Wonks. I'm Crystal Fincher, and I'm a political consultant and your host. On this show, we talk with policy wonks and political hacks to gather insight into local politics and policy in Washington State through the lens of those doing the work with behind-the-scenes perspectives on what's happening, why it's happening, and what you can do about it. Full transcripts and resources referenced in the show are always available at officialhacksandwonks.com and in our episode notes. Today, we're continuing our Friday almost-live shows where we review the news of the week with a co-host. Welcome back to the program, friend of the show and today's co-host: activist, community leader, former mayor of Seattle, and Executive Director of America Walks - the excellent Mike McGinn. [00:00:57] Mike McGinn: I'm glad to be here, Crystal. [00:00:59] Crystal Fincher: Glad to have you here, as we close out 2021 and tiptoe gingerly into 2022 - and just wanted to talk, not just about what's happening this week, but contextualize it and what's happening through the year. And there was no one better to do that with than Mike McGinn, with so much context just in organizing and urbanism land use policy - and few things you picked up as mayor of Seattle. So this week, we are in the midst of seemingly unending snow that we're dealing with - it snowed on Christmas, it is snowing right now as we're recording on Friday morning, temperatures have not been above freezing all week, they're just supposed to get above freezing today - briefly - before we get some more snow perhaps this weekend. And so we've been blanketed with the snow, mobility has been a challenge, sidewalks have been treacherous - and please shovel your sidewalks, folks - but there's been no cohesive strategy and a ton of people haven't. Our streets have been a mess. Also, it's been freezing and dangerous for people who are unsheltered and we have an imperfect emergency response. And we've talked many times about our responsibility to keep our neighbors safe from extreme climate - heat in the summer and now freezing cold, which can be lethal if you're out there. And so as you're looking at what we're dealing with, what does it tell you about where we're at in Seattle? [00:02:50] Mike McGinn: Well, first of all, I just want to say that it goes from an old mayor to a new mayor at midnight on the 31st, or the first minute of January 1 - and I actually went outside to check the weather the second I became mayor, right? Because I was actually thinking about at the time - what would it be like to enter office if there was something happening? And that's happening right now to Bruce Harrell. So clearly the response that you see to a snowstorm is based on muscle memory and work that's done years and months in advance. So for example, I believe they're still substantially using the road clearing plan that we adopted - and I took office a year after a snowstorm that really showed some weaknesses in the snow response of the City of Seattle. And so there were a lot of big changes made after that. And we still follow that strategy. But there are things - [00:03:52] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, we lost the mayor over that snow response. [00:03:55] Mike McGinn: Yeah, that was big deal. And at the time, this City didn't really use salt, it pushed snow to the middle of the road - not to the edges. And we got a long, cold stretch so it froze in the middle so people couldn't make turns - all the streets were icy. It really had really dramatic effects on the City and the City's residents. And that was a big deal. So we changed a lot of that - the focus now is on plowing the transit routes first, we even shared online the GPS of where they were going. And we use salt because it turns out actually - all that sand has an effect too on the City's systems and storm drains. And the salt was not that big a deal, not as big a deal environmentally. So we made all those changes but it still took us a couple of snowstorms to really get it right. The very first one - there was freezing on the West Seattle Bridge and it shut down stuff. And the brine that was used on the roadways in advance of the storm wasn't powerful enough. So Bruce Harrell will be coming in and it's not like he can change all of that stuff in the past. But it's - one thing I learned though, was it's - a mayor does make a difference in the moment to moment, because there are decisions that have to be made. And we are seeing some of that right now, right? Like as we discover the City can't open up the winter shelters that it wants to open up because people are having trouble getting in to man those shelters because of the conditions. So we have an Emergency Operations Center that opens. I discovered that you want to be there before the snow starts falling, or the ice, or the wind, or whatever the issue is. And you stay there through it for a couple of reasons. One is that you might be able to help facilitate some decisions - you might be able to make a phone call to another arm of government. But I think it's also just a show of support for the City employees that are doing the work. They know it's important when the mayor is there and it matters to them. So for this to be happening during a transition, hopefully everybody is in a position to keep pushing. But this is really something that I hope Durkan and Harrell are working on because there are people, and particularly the least powerful among us, who are counting on the City to innovate and come up with different ideas and different solutions to take care of people in circumstances like this. And I remember being down at EOC, in the Emergency Operations Center, and overhearing the conversations of people on the phone who are working to try to get people to treatments they needed. And just dealing with the situations that come up - that maybe there's a City resource that can be used in that moment to help people. And you need that attention to detail and attention to the developing circumstances to be able to do that. You don't want to read about it the next day - that a bad thing happened and nobody was there to help from the City who should have been. [00:07:12] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, completely agree. And as I look at this, just looking more forward, we're in a continuing, worsening climate crisis. And we are seeing more extreme temperatures than we've seen in decades - right now on the cold side. We saw that on the hot side earlier this year. And so it seems that we should be preparing for more extreme and more prolonged weather events of all different types. And so to your point, you put in place and largely constructed a snow response strategy after the catastrophic failure that helped to lead to you - [00:07:55] Mike McGinn: 2009. Yeah. [00:07:56] Crystal Fincher: - to being in office. Yeah. And it has been updated since then, but now we're at this time and it is foreseeable that these staffing issues as we move forward are going to be - there're issues with staffing for these kinds of services when we're not facing this kind of an extreme challenge - it only gets worse when we are. How do we plan to be more resilient as we move forward? How do we plan to make sure that we have more than just a bare bones, nighttime, get out at 7:00 AM, shelter - and it's still freezing outside and we're putting people out there. How do we focus on perhaps not forcing people into congregate shelter? Are there better options that we can provide even in an emergency situation? So really there's a big opportunity for the Harrell administration, as we move forward, to update this plan and this policy and this capacity. And a lot of people would be surprised to understand that government provides a lot of services - not directly - I mean, they certainly do their share of direct services, but they contract with a lot of companies and service providers. And even what we're asking them to do is the same as it has been. And we need to talk about updating that and making sure that they have the type of capacity to respond to this and that they're prepared for a response for today and not the response of 10 or 20 or 30 years ago. Everything is demanding more updated, more relevant, responsive, resilient solutions. And I see this as a big op opportunity for the Harrell administration to take on. And one that's going to have more consequences if they don't. [00:09:42] Mike McGinn: Well, that use of the word resilient too - and it's worth looking at that because the pandemic certainly exposed every weakness in our society, and exposed the way in which inequality works at multiple levels - and who was exposed to harm because of the pandemic, whether it was the disease itself or the loss of a job or exposure to the disease, all of these things - and who didn't. It's a stress test on the system and a snowstorm is a stress test on the system too. And one of the things - you look at car commercials and they just love to show these big, robust vehicles muscling through the snow like there's some fantasy of freedom associated with that. But what we know from snowstorms, as an example, or flooding - is that it's a very fragile system - that a transportation system that relies on every individual, that they need a big vehicle to navigate the system - that system doesn't work. It doesn't take much stress to tackle that. Whereas if you have neighborhoods that are built around walkability - the ability to get down to the grocery store and pick up what you need, or get to a pharmacy, or get from your home to staff the emergency shelter. So that resiliency isn't just the walkability, but actually affordable housing throughout the City. So that the people who take care of the City can afford to live in the City and close to a bus route that might be operating - because we have enough snow plows to handle the arterials, but we don't have enough snow plows to handle every residential street. So there's all of these even more fundamental things we can do to create a resilient place. And I remember that once in a snowstorm long before I was mayor and I walked home. I walked home from downtown to Wallingford where I was living. And I felt pretty good about it - like if something went wrong, there was probably a public house along the way where I could stop in and get warm. I was going to make it and people could still have a semblance of their daily lives. Whereas the person driving out to Issaquah might have been leaving their car out by the side of the road in a snow drift, wondering what to do next and how to get home. So these are just a resiliency that filters through everything. And we should be looking at our cities when the sun is shining and the weather is great, we should be looking at our cities with, Well, how do we make it so that people can afford to live here so they can meet their daily needs? And it goes to snow clearing strategy as well. And we were talking a little bit about this before the show started. In Sweden, they went and studied and made a conclusion that they should clear the sidewalks before the roads, because the people who were using the sidewalks tended to be more women than men and tended to be on very important trips - for childcare, for getting to work and the like. And we're now developing a set of protected bike lanes around the City. And we got a little snow plowing machine for that - I don't know what they named it yet, but I forget, there was a whole naming thing going on for that - but the idea that if you had a connected network of those places, you could plow those. And that meant somebody in a wheelchair, if they could get from their front door to that lane, they could have a clear path to the neighborhood store. They wouldn't be isolated in their homes by the ice - that is what happens now to somebody who is disabled. So looking at the strategies and rules we have around snow clearing of sidewalks, how - maintenance of sidewalks. Right now, it's the job of private property owners. And we started sending out crews - we were just starting to get at this - we started sending out crews to clear the corners downtown, because the snow plows of course piled up snow at the corners. But we were sending out crews with shovels. Well, why not hire a bunch of people with shovels to go out and make sure that there's clear paths on all the curb ramps where people need them, which is a lot of the City. But these are the types of policy choices we can make about what we prioritize. And of course it's going to take money and it's going to take a different viewpoint. First, it's going to take a change of view - that maybe the person in the single-occupancy vehicle isn't the most important user of the transportation system that needs to be prioritized. It's the everyday trips that people who don't have vehicles need - center our transportation system around them, and we'll have a transportation system in which we all benefit from really great accessible neighborhoods. [00:14:46] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. I completely agree. And to your point - for me, there was a term that was used a lot in the prior federal administration - prior administrations were picking winners and losers. And really that's what we do when we talk about transit and prioritization of cars. We are really eliminating the choice for people to walk, or bike, or roll, or to do anything but drive. We've made that so inaccesible and hard for people that - if people want to drive, great, but there are so many people who dislike so many elements of driving - dealing with traffic, dealing with parking, dealing with trying to be out on these roads and can you make it up a hill or not? And just the inflexibility of the system to support cars that we continue dumping money into. And if we actually did prioritize transit choice - that hey, you know what? If you end up driving, okay. But what we're not going to do is make it impossible for you to walk, for you to ride your bike. I mean, I saw a picture online this morning of right now in the middle of the snow and someone attempting to walk on Aurora. And they're basically walking on the side of the street because the sidewalks are just snow and ice - in the middle of this extremely dangerous road when conditions are ideal. And now they're driving on an icy snowy street. And you just look at that and have a sense of impending doom and dread because you know how dangerous that is on a clear, sunny, dry day. And we are forcing people to walk in the median, we're forcing wheelchair users to roll in the street because it is just impossible to do that on a sidewalk where a sidewalk exists. [00:16:40] Mike McGinn: Yeah. If they can even make it down past the ice that's on the sidewalk outside their front door to reach that place. So yeah, we were talking about prioritization and money. I highly recommend by the way - what the State Legislature will be making decisions in the coming year about - where money should go. There's a lot of federal money heading to the states right now as part of the infrastructure bill. And I really commend to people in the state of Washington, across the state, but certainly the listeners here for Rainier Valley Radio and whoever else we've attracted to this podcast. Thank you, Crystal for your work for building and promoting this thing. The Disability Mobility Initiative is a partnership spearheaded by Disability Rights Washington, but they partnered with Front and Centered - they partnered with other advocates. And what they want to do is put the needs of non-drivers at the center of transportation policy. So that was the philosophy I was talking about earlier. Because I think a lot of our transportation, and you'll see this in advocacy organizations - there's some advocacy organizations that are like, look, the powers that be are going to build their highways. They got all the power. And our job is just to try to fit in around the cars somehow in the policy making too. Maybe we should get a little bit more. Now transportation is now the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state, in the country. It's behind this extreme weather. It's one of the things behind this extreme weather we're having. So it's a good reason to change it by itself. But how about a philosophy that instead of trying to fit in around this dangerous polluting activity, instead we said, well, how about we make it so that cars fit in around people, that we start to get the ability of people to walk to their daily needs, to walk to transit - and transit, by the way, as a middle leg of a walking trip says the Executive Director of America Walks - me. [00:18:47] Crystal Fincher: It's true. [00:18:49] Mike McGinn: It's true - mostly, mostly. I guess there's some Park and Rides out there, but it's mostly the middle leg of a walking trip. It extends how far you can walk by quite a bit, I've discovered. So why not build a whole system around that and then figure out how to fit in the vehicles around that that you still need. And that is how places were built until we abandoned the good sense of building walkable town centers and walkable business districts in order to prioritize jamming cars through them. So this is a big philosophy change and what's beautiful about the Disability Mobility Initiative is it's centering the needs of non-drivers. And again, that's great for everybody. And that's an approach that Washington state transportation advocacy is needed. And enough of, let the highway builders have their highways. Maybe we'll get a few dollars for the things we care about. Let's get the dollars in the right place to start with. [00:19:52] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. And huge point in the coming months - there's going to be a lot of decisions made on this transportation package. We do know and have a ton of data that expanding highways does not improve traffic, which is often how it's sold. And so let's actually improve people's commutes no matter how they choose to take them, which is going to take a massive rebalancing of the share of our transportation budget that we spend on cars versus the share that we spend on everything else that - that's such a large portion of our community uses. So appreciate that. [00:20:27] Mike McGinn: Nationally and locally, there's an issue. There's a phrase out there. There's something they call zombie highways. These are the highways that were drawn up in the heyday of the highway building era. And the reason they're called zombie highways is because they're still out there soaking up money for planning, and people are still trying to figure out how to raise the money to build them. 509 extension, which will - everybody goes, "Oh, great. It'll connect I-5 to that dead-end 509 by the airport." Yeah. It'll also send tens of thousands more cars a day through South Park, which wants to get rid of another highway that was built in the past that isn't so good anymore. We've got to stop funding the ideas from the 70s - 1970s - and start funding the ideas for the 2020s. And it seems like now would be a good time to think about that. [00:21:17] Crystal Fincher: Now would be an excellent time. There was a great article in The Urbanist about this, this past week, and talking about the - Inslee's proposed budget and a significant amount going to highway expansion. And even conversations within Seattle of - do we have one bridge over Montlake versus two, and relying on old projections that are no longer needed and an increasing realization that hey, we don't need what we thought was needed 30 years ago, 20 years ago. Why are we still relying on the same projections? And I recall there was a mayor around a decade ago that had several conversations about this in terms of a tunnel, and few other things, which actually turned out to be correct. So yeah. [00:22:07] Mike McGinn: Oh my God. And yeah - no - for the listeners that don't know, I thought - if you were around then, you knew. If you're new, maybe this is history. I thought we should not replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with the tunnel highway. I thought we should invest in transit along that corridor. And there was not a single elected official in the state of Washington who would side with me on that, except for Councilmember Mike O'Brien at the time. The entire City Council, one of whom is now our mayor, thought that building a highway on the waterfront for $4 billion - and by the way, they promised at the time that then there wouldn't be a highway on the surface - and it turns out, they still need lots of lanes on the surface too is what they're saying. So we haven't let go of this magical thinking that more lanes will lead to a better transportation system, when what we know is that more lanes just leads to more vehicles and lots of other places too besides that highway. And that's a big source of the pollution we have and challenges we face. And it doesn't scale, doesn't stand up to bad weather. It doesn't scale and it's not a question of ideology. I like to say it's a question of geometry. If everybody is surrounded by a car, they don't fit in a city. You just can't fit them all. You just can't fit it all. It's just math. So be nice if we could figure that out. Yeah. [00:23:29] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. I mean, I learned a lot of lessons from you in that too. I did not start off agreeing with where you're at - I'm like, "What do you mean? Just roads and transit - that's not going to be enough." And I was wrong. Lots of people were wrong. And lots of lessons to be learned throughout that. And one of the points that you made then was just like, "Hey, these projections are all out of whack. There's no way that this works and it creates so many problems when you count on capacity, then tolling on that capacity." And then that doesn't happen. Then what? Then what happens? And then the promise of no cost overrun. But anyway, we don't need to go back there. We can do year in review, but we won't do a decade in review here. [00:24:18] Mike McGinn: There is a transition here. There is a pivot here - because one of the topics that we've talked about out is - topic of the week is there's going to be a new mayor. There's going to be a new mayor, but we're learning a lot more about his administration. And he did replace his transportation chief, and he's announced some new people he's going to come in. So the history of the past is still with us in the present. But let's talk about the present then. [00:24:45] Crystal Fincher: Well, let's talk about the present. And to your point, Harrell announced the final round of his major appointees, deputy mayors - among those that were recently announced, big deputy mayor heading intergovernmental relations, intergovernmental office relations - I forget what the exact title is - but Gael Tarleton, former port commissioner, former legislator. Gael Tarleton - background in security and issues related to Russia. And Gael was a big supporter of Sara Nelson, a supporter of Bruce Harrell - certainly an indication of the direction that is being signaled in terms of policy, I would think. [00:25:36] Mike McGinn: Well, I think there's a mixed bag of appointees. And I don't know everybody that's listed, but there are a number of people I do know. And for the one thing is - there are a lot of names, I'm not quite sure how to describe this - it's like there's some type of special LinkedIn that you have to be on in order to be hired by Murray, Durkan, or Harrell. Right? [00:26:09] Crystal Fincher: Well, let me list some of them instead of - qualifying that. In the first round, a lot of them - Monisha Harrell, who is the senior deputy mayor and shares a last name with mayor, soon-to-be mayor Bruce Harrell, because she is his niece, but has a lengthy resume of her own. And I certainly will say, have seen - certainly there are a lot of people not excited about Bruce Harrell being mayor and that has led to some justifiable critiques of who he has slated for his administration. But what I don't want to feed into is just tossing people out, or their accomplishments out - especially women of color - their accomplishments out just because they're working in this administration. I try and keep my critiques policy focused. And I don't want to suggest that Monisha Harrell is not worthy of holding the position of senior deputy mayor at all. She's a board chair of Equal Rights Washington, member of the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund - extremely competent. And we'll see how that manifests within this Harrell administration. Tiffany Washington is going to be the deputy mayor of housing and homelessness, the deputy mayor of external relations - is that what Gael did? Is that intergovernmental - [00:27:36] Mike McGinn: That's Gael Tarleton. That's Gael Tarleton. [00:27:38] Crystal Fincher: Okay. That was - I'm looking at one of two articles - this one's by Sarah Grace Taylor. And part two, so yes, Gael Tarleton. And then some appointees from folks who worked in Harrell's office before. So two former employees of a City Council office, Jennifer Samuels, and - let me see - Jeremy Racca. [00:28:09] Mike McGinn: Yeah. [00:28:10] Crystal Fincher: Jeremy Racca, who worked as a former LA. So it's going to be an interesting time. Kendee Yamaguchi will serve as mayor of external relations, Gael Tarleton is the interim director of the Office of Intergovernmental Relations. As we talked about last week, and you just mentioned, there's going to be a new SDOT head. So Derrick Wheeler-Smith is going to be the interim director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights. And it's really interesting to see a number of these appointees hold the title of interim. So I don't know what that means, and if they are planning on transitioning into that role, seeking others, but there are a number who still hold the title of interim. So these could change over time, but that's who we're looking at now. And Tim Burgess - former Councilmember, former mayor Tim Burgess - is going to be influential within this administration. So certainly a lot of names that we have heard, were used to hearing from 10, 15 years ago, are now back - as recently as 5 years ago for some of them. But here we are. So certainly a shift in tone and direction from - [00:29:34] Mike McGinn: It's really interesting, because you are right to point out - there are names that are new to city government and then there are names that we have not seen before. And that's why I said, it's something of a mixed bag. And it starts one to wondering - what direction does he go? And I think that's where a lot of people are in right now - is the reading of the tea leaves, right? Like what will be Bruce Harrell's priorities as mayor? And how will he govern? And people look to appointments as part of that question. I have to say - Burgess and Tarleton both give me pause - because both of them, specifically on these issues we were just talking about, represented an older view. And the firing of Sam Zimbabwe, who's a pretty competent administrator and a professional, and was mostly under the radar during his term. He wasn't out there either upstaging the mayor or making the mayor look bad - just being a dedicated civil servant. That gave me pause about - what does it mean for policy that Sam Zimbabwe was let go when there're so many other positions to fill. Like trying to get a new transportation head while you're trying to also get a new police chief and all sorts of other positions - why take that on? And it gives me fear that what we're going to see is that somebody was complaining that maybe Sam was building too many bike lanes or something. And that was the impression I got from reading The Seattle Times article on that - that somebody in Bruce's camp - and I remember Bruce saying something to the effect of, "I'll tell you what? I'm not going to lead with bike lanes," he said, during the forum, which was kind of a peering into Bruce's soul on transportation there, for a second. And so that's bad. I think it's bad. I think it's a real challenge coming in, as mayor Harrell will be, coming in with the incumbent not going to be there. So all of the department heads and the people in city government, they didn't know who the mayor was going to be for a long time. And so - or whether they would have jobs. So in that situation, you see people leave. And I had the same experience because my predecessor lost in the primary. So everybody knew from August onwards that there would be a new mayor. And even after I took office, there were people who had applied for and received great jobs, and they'd come to me and say I'm leaving for the Obama administration or I'm leaving for a new national position. And there were about four of those. And each one of those searches is important and time-consuming and requires the mayor's personal attention because you really want good people in there. And I think that there's been a fair bit of turnover and interims. And so I think that's going to be one of the challenges for mayor Harrell - is standing up government, so to speak - not just forming his own office and how that functions, but also seeing how - getting the department heads in place to realize his vision. Circling back to Burgess and Tarleton, both of those just give me a lot of concern because I just don't think either of them - to the degree that Burgess in charge of special projects is going to have some strategic leadership in this - that just gives me concern because I saw what he prioritized and what he didn't prioritize as a City Council president. And I just hope that Bruce will be listening to some more progressive voices in his administration than Tim Burgess. [00:33:26] Crystal Fincher: Yeah, certainly - and Burgess's support and involvement in the Compassion Seattle campaign that was there to codify sweeps in the City Charter certainly gave a number of people pause. And the criticisms of progress attempting to be made in terms of the SPD and public safety in a meaningful way for everyone in the City - certainly a divergence in a lot of what has turned out to be popular opinion in the City and where Tim Burgess was at. And I think that, to me, probably more than anything symbolizes just the conversation - recalling the many conversations during your term that you had with the Council, and where the Council was at, is a very different place than where the Council is at - and by implication, where the residents of Seattle who are electing that Council, is at. The residents have made a turn in who they are electing and supporting in recalls for their Councilmembers. And so that is very different than some of the rhetoric that we've heard back when folks were in office. And certainly during this election cycle in 2021 throughout these campaigns. [00:34:49] Mike McGinn: One of the things that I admire about Bruce Harrell, and mayor Harrell in a day or two, mayor-elect now but mayor Harrell - is when Tim Burgess wanted to pass an anti-panhandling statute, it was Bruce Harrell deciding to listen to the Human Rights Commission and vote against it, that meant that that didn't become law. And another thing that - [00:35:14] Crystal Fincher: Yeah. He was the deciding vote. It really rested on where he was going to be at. [00:35:17] Mike McGinn: He kind of cracked it open too, honestly. When he said he would vote against it, that opened the path for Mike O'Brien to come in as well. And so I could veto that and not have the veto overridden on that. And he also spearheaded the effort to get - that felons didn't have to check a box saying whether or not they had been a felon previously when trying to get rental housing. And that said something about who Bruce wanted to support. I recall, late in my term, I was meeting with the Black pastors. I met regularly with them, and they were asking me a series of questions. They would ask me why had Council president Burgess not funded the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative the way I'd asked for additional funds. And I tried to explain to them about how Tim didn't think there was good enough data to support that. And they asked me about why Tim Burgess had not expanded a program for returning felons called Career Bridge. And I explained to them again that Tim didn't think there was good enough data. And then they asked why he had cut a program in Rainier Valley, just eliminated it from the budget, as the chair. And I'm sorry, I can't remember quite the name of the program, but again it was a program that worked in Rainier Beach. And I explained again - and they're all looking at me and I realized, they're actually asking me a different question. They said, "Why is that, though? Why is that?" And I answered them - because the point they were making is that, why was it the programs for poor people and Black people that were subject to this exacting scrutiny for effectiveness in the City budget, whereas other things seemed to fly through. I had a great conversation with Girmay Zahilay about the King County Council - they just walked on some type of relief for the Convention Center. He said, "Yeah, if it was a program for poor people, we have this long exacting process to decide whether or not we can afford it or whether or not it's good. But if it's for other people, if it's for the big donors, it just flies through." And this is my concern. So when I look at this new administration, I'm looking for the Bruce Harrell that stood up against the anti-panhandling statute and stood up for the rights of people returning to the community from prison, and to not fall for that. And I'm really hopeful that the idea that we can't spend public money on programs to assist people until we know they're perfect is not the voice listened to in this process as well. And I think this is going to be a really big test of the new administration because Bruce came in with a coalition that doesn't like taxes, the business community doesn't want taxes. And will he stand up to them like he stood up to them on the anti-panhandling statute. And that's the Bruce that I want to - that's the mayor I want to see in Bruce Harrell and I hope he does it. [00:38:20] Crystal Fincher: I feel the same. And to your point, in the mix of appointees, some of them certainly give me pause, others give me hope. I mean, there are certainly people who have done a lot of good work. I mean, I look at work Monisha Harrell has done, I look at work that Marco Lowe has done - I mean, the guy who wrote the book on transitions - and just very competent, and talking about the importance of these searches and getting the right people in place. As the Chief Operating Officer, just really focusing on execution within the City, which is major. You can have a great idea - Durkan had some good ideas that she was just not able to execute. And another lesson I learned during your tenure and administration was just how important the actual ability to manage - to manage people, to execute on programs and policy, and to not just set a goal, but to be able to work through the implementation of it and make sure that it actually delivers on the promise that it initially had. I think that was one of the major challenges of the Durkan administration and one that I think Harrell has the opportunity to do much better on. [00:39:37] Mike McGinn: Yeah. And I think oftentimes what's covered in the media are the disagreements in policy between the City Council and the mayor. And so we see - what's the policy on sweeps, what's the policy on police officers, or the like. But there's so many things that - it really exists in the executive branch and there's nothing the City Council can do to make the City work better - that's a management function and an executive branch function. And I think that this is a place where the City really needs to rebuild its muscle memory, to rebuild its strength on execution on a lot of things. And again, there are people in departments who I'm sure are executing great right now, but what I just saw - so much of that is dependent ultimately on getting that alignment through the department director and to the top. [00:40:42] Crystal Fincher: I always appreciate you and your insight. I always appreciate your ability to reflect and to look at what you did. And you're like, "Hey, this went really well, could have done this better." And I have certainly learned a lot from that over the years. So I thank all of you for listening to Hacks & Wonks on this Thursday, December 30th, 2021. It's December 30th, oh my gosh. The producer of Hacks & Wonks is Lisl Stadler with assistance by Shannon Cheng. And our insightful co-host today was activist, community leader, and former mayor of Seattle, and Executive Director of America Walks, Mike McGinn. You can find Mike on Twitter @mayormcginn. That's M-C-G-I-N-N. You can find me on Twitter @finchfrii, spelled F-I-N-C-H-F-R-I-I. Now you can follow Hacks & Wonks on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever else you get your podcasts. Just type "Hacks & Wonks" into the search bar, be sure to subscribe to get the full versions of our Friday almost-live shows and our midweek show delivered to your podcast feed. You can also get a full transcript of this episode and links to the resources referenced in the show at officialhacksandwonks.com and in the episode notes. Get boosted, stay away from the Omicron Rona - it's getting everybody out there - please be safe and be kind to your neighbors. And we'll see you in 2022.

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Episode 71 Navigating Your Career with Mike Staffieri

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Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 21:28


Are you looking to take the next step in your career but are not quite sure where to start? In our first episode of 2022, hosts Doug Miller and Grace Berman are joined by our Chief Operating Officer, Mike Staffieri as they delve into how to best pursue a meaningful career. Mike shares how he has navigated his own career and how he has supported others in their development. Each individual is responsible for their own success as everyone has a unique definition of success in their career journey. While everyone defines personal and professional success in their own way, Mike shares how his journey towards success is measured by perusing a role that challenging, stimulating, meaningful, and purposeful. Listen into this episode to gain insight how you may be able to get clear on what success means to you and finding the courage to pursue what makes you happy.  Like what you heard in this episode? Rate us on iTunes or your favorite podcast app!GUEST: Mike Staffieri, Chief Operating OfficerHOSTED BY: Grace Berman and Doug Miller, Senior Directors, WisdomFor DaVita teammates, please visit to learn more about our guests and hosts, and listen to our other episodes.Share your thoughts and comments about our podcast here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DLIPodcastEvalHave an idea about a topic you want to hear in 2021, or a mini-insight? Share it with us here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DLITopicIdeas

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ZenLedger: A Framework for Crypto Taxes - [Web3 Breakdowns, EP.05]

Web3 Breakdowns

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 40:44


Hello, this is Eric Golden and my guest today is Dan Hannum, the Chief Operating Officer of ZenLedger, a crypto tax software similar to TurboTax. Dan is here today to help us understand the evolving world of taxes and the impact on crypto, DeFi and NFTs.   For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. -----   This episode is brought to you by Coinbase Prime. Coinbase Prime combines advanced trading, battle-tested custody, financing, and prime services in a single solution. Clients have used our comprehensive investing platform to execute some of the largest trades in the industry because we are the only publicly-traded company with experience trading and custodying crypto assets at scale. Get started with Coinbase Prime today at coinbase.com/prime.   -----   Web3 Breakdowns is a property of Colossus, LLC. For more episodes of Web3 Breakdowns, visit joincolossus.com/episodes.   Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here.   Follow us on Twitter: @Web3Breakdowns | @ericgoldenx | @patrick_oshag    Show Notes [00:01:56] - [First question] - How the US tax code is currently structured as it relates to crypto [00:03:38] - Classifying cryptocurrencies and taxable events when using and trading them [00:07:24] - Assigning your cost basis based on your transaction  [00:09:53] - Structuring data reported from exchanges and how it's changed over time [00:13:09] - What the IRS was suing Coinbase for and why  [00:15:47] - Thoughts on DeFi and reporting transactions to the IRS [00:18:06] - Airdropped tokens and ways to think about them from a tax perspective [00:21:34] - Tax loss harvesting and crypto tax loopholes  [00:23:42] - Tax rates for individuals and companies being involved in crypto full-time   [00:25:42] - Writing off lost hard-wallets and reporting losses [00:29:54] - Burner addresses as proof of destruction or loss [00:31:23] - ZenLedger's customer base and a focus on retail investors [00:34:38] - Keep track of your transaction sources for aggregating your data [00:36:56] - What he's most excited to build over the next six months and next ten years

Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond
709: Randall Crowder - "PHUNWARE"

Thrive LOUD with Lou Diamond

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 26:26


Randall Crowder is passionate about new venture creation and the innovative spirit that fuels entrepreneurs and advances technology. As an active investor and entrepreneur, he understands what it takes to successfully launch and grow new businesses.  He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Phunware (NASDAQ: PHUN), a technology company in Austin, TX providing brands with a fully integrated cloud platform for mobile, including a blockchain-enabled data exchange and mobile loyalty ecosystem powered by PhunCoin. He is a co-founder and Managing Partner at TEXO Ventures where he focused on tech-enabled health services and he is the sole founder and Managing Partner at Novē Ventures where he focuses on companies leveraging blockchain technology. Listen in as Randall chats with Lou about two hot areas in the world today: blockchain and health services. *** CONNECT WITH LOU DIAMOND & THRIVE LOUD

The Rick Roberts Show
Rick Roberts: Are You Paying More To Eat Out?

The Rick Roberts Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 18:03


Supply chain problems plus a shortage of workers has led to an increase in prices across the board. Restaurants, in particular, are struggling two years into the pandemic. But many eateries, instead of reprinting their menus every time they change prices, are adding an inflation surcharge to your bill. Are you paying more to eat out? Joe Monastero, Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Restaurant Association, is here to explain the challenges restaurants are going through. The Rick Roberts Show is on NewsTalk 820 WBAP ... (Photo Courtesy of WFAA) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Mark Haney Podcast
Fueling Mobility Innovation

The Mark Haney Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 49:54


Mark Rawson is the Chief Operating Officer for the California Mobility Center (CMC), a Sacramento-based organization whose mission is to help early-stage mobility companies accelerate the commercialization of their products by linking them with established industry leaders and service providers.  He shares more about the CMCs founding, current partner and client activities, the future of their 25-acre campus at Sacramento State (in development), and how this work will not only fuel the Sacramento region economy but attract and grow innovative mobility solutions from around the world.

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
Understanding Conrail with Brian Gorton

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 42:39


Understanding Conrail with Brian Gorton Brian Gorton and Joe Lynch discuss understanding Conrail. Brian is the President & Chief Operating Officer of Conrail Shared Assets, which serves as a contract local carrier and switching company for its owners, CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway. About Brian Gorton Brian E. Gorton joined Conrail in 1987 as a conductor. He advanced to the position of Assistant Terminal Superintendent before departing Conrail prior to the CSXT and Norfolk Southern acquisition of Conrail in 1998. After his departure from Conrail, he worked at the Union Pacific Railroad where he held various positions in the Transportation Department including General Manager of UP's Houston and Gulf Coast Service Units. On April 19, 2021, Brian rejoined Conrail and was appointed President & Chief Operating Officer of Conrail Shared Assets headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, bringing with him over 30 years of railroad experience and expertise. About Conrail  Conrail is an American railroad company. It operates three networks—the North Jersey, South Jersey/Philadelphia, and Detroit Shared Assets Areas, where it serves as a contract local carrier and switching company for its owners, CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway. Customers located along Conrail's lines have access to the national rail network through either railway. As a local rail service provider, it's Conrail's job to make sure that customers' freight shipments are safely and efficiently moved between their rail sidings and the long-distance freight trains operated by CSX and Norfolk Southern. CSX and Norfolk Southern handle all commercial matters for customers. However, Conrail plays a critical role in serving shippers and receivers as a service provider for our owners. Key Takeaways: Understanding Conrail Brian Gorton is the President & Chief Operating Officer of Conrail Shared Assets, which serves as a contract local carrier and switching company for its owners, CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway. In the podcast interview, Brian explains Conrail's capabilities, service area, history, operations, and the advantages that rail brings to high-volume shippers. In the spring of 1997, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS) and CSX Corporation (CSX) agreed to acquire Conrail through a joint stock purchase. CSX and NS split most of the Company's assets between them. The approved merger plan restructured Conrail into a Switching and Terminal Railroad operating about 1,200 miles of track in three regional areas. On June 1, 1999, Conrail began operating as a Switching and Terminal Railroad for its owners, NS and CSX, in the three geographical areas of Northern New Jersey, Southern New Jersey/Philadelphia, and Detroit, Michigan. In 2007, it expanded its operations from Northern New Jersey to Staten Island, New York. Advantages of rail transport: Cost effective. Shippers often save money by switching from truck to rail. Sustainability. Rail transport is more environmentally friendly and produces less greenhouse gas emissions than over the road trucking. Great option for high-volume shippers. A double-stacked train can move more freight than hundreds of trucks. Reliability. Trains run on a track and on a schedule, so traffic and weather are seldom an issue. Access to capacity. Many shippers use rail as an alternative to the driver and truck constrained over the road market. Intermodal shipping which utilizes rail transport is often the most efficient transportation mode for shippers, particularly high-volume shippers. Learn More About Understanding Conrail Brian Gorton Conrail The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

Onwrd
Ep. 44 - On Securing Our Virtual Lives with Shira Stember of Snickerdoodle Labs

Onwrd

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 24:29


The world is moving at breakneck speed, and as you've probably become aware….our lives are more and more relying on our data. We rely on this data, but have little ability to utilize them in the manner we use our physical possessions (loaning, renting, upgrading, etc.) Digital ownership is an important field to understand as more and more of our lives go online. In this episode, we talk with Shira Stember, the Chief Operating Officer of Snickerdoodle Labs. Snickerdoodle is developing core infrastructure to ensure all internet users can benefit from the amazing private, secure and transparent digital future we need to retain human rights and protect our sovereignty. As we spiral into a future that exists in more virtual spaces, digital ownership is fundamental to our individual and collective sovereignty. Learn More: - Website: https://www.snickerdoodlelabs.io/ - Snickerdoodle LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/snickerdoodlelabs/ / - Shira's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shirastember/ - Shira's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shira_LES Snickerdoodle's Twitter: https://twitter.com/YoSnickerdoodle

The Ivy Podcast
How to Innovate Healthcare Through Exceptional Talent & Leadership with COO of Cleveland Clinic, Alexis Espinosa

The Ivy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 27:47


Alexis Espinosa, MS, RT(R), ARDMS currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Cleveland Clinic Weston. Alex received his Master's Degree […]

The Credibility Nation Show
How To Avoid Failing Projects with Ken Judy (CNS 216)

The Credibility Nation Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 7:24


In this episode, Ken Judy, Chief Operating Officer at Stride Consulting, talks about how to avoid failing software projects by understanding what the leader really wants to achieve. He is also an executive manager, coach, product owner, and developer. Ken and his team seek first to understand what success looks like and what keeps you up at night. Then, they will embed and work alongside you to create a customized solution that results in the right approach for you. If you've got a software project and you fall into that 70 to 90% that is #Failing in some way or another and you want to reach out to stride, you should consider reaching out to Ken Judy by visiting www.stridenyc.com or https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenjudy/.Mitchell Levy is the Global Credibility Expert at AHAthat, the first AHA leadership (Thought Leadership) platform on the market for thought leaders, experts and companies to unleash their genius to the world. His passion is helping entrepreneurs, business owners and C-Suite Executives get known as thought leaders & become best-selling authors with the AHA platform. He is an accomplished entrepreneur who has created 20 businesses in Silicon Valley including four publishing companies that have published over 800 books. Mitchell is an international best-selling author with 60 business books, has provided strategic consulting to over 100 companies, has advised over 500 CEOs on critical business issues, and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company. Visit https://www.credibilitynation.com to learn more about the Credibility Nation community.Visit https://www.ahathat.com/author to learn how you can become an Amazon best-selling author in 4 months.

Becker’s Healthcare - Clinical Leadership Podcast
Mary Stewart, Chief Operating Officer at SIU Medicine

Becker’s Healthcare - Clinical Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 18:11


This episode features Mary Stewart, Chief Operating Officer at SIU Medicine. Here, she discusses how she believes in leading by example, how they quickly adapted to telehealth at the beginning of the pandemic, and more.

Exchanges at Goldman Sachs
Accelerating Transition: Market Tools for ESG

Exchanges at Goldman Sachs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 27:46


In part 5 of our special miniseries, host Kara Mangone talks to Sarah Lawlor, Chief Operating Officer of the Sustainable Solutions Council in the Global Markets Division about the tools available to ESG investors and how they can find and access opportunities in a Net Zero future.

Crypto Current
Dave Burrells on Pluto Digital's Yield Optimization Platform

Crypto Current

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 26:00


Dave Burrells, dexterous in software development, operations, business management and innovation. With in excess of 20 years proficiency in the finance and technology industries, Dave's experience spans both established enterprises such as JPMorgan and SaaS start-ups. Commencing his working career in accounting, in 2006 he moved into software development and then subsequently transitioned from software development to project management in 2009 and in 2011 he started working with various Agile methodologies. He has successfully held Product Owner roles in a variety of different industries including commercial banking, commodity trading, telecom and SaaS. Dave has experience in managing the delivery of innovative applications using both the latest and emerging technologies such as natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence (AI). Dave served as the Chief Operations Officer of Avora, an AI data analytics start-up before moving to Pluto Digital, a crypto technology and operations company, where he serves as Chief Operating Officer heading up the DeFi division. https://twitter.com/dburrells (https://twitter.com/dburrells)  https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveburrells/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/daveburrells/)  https://plutodigital.com/ (https://plutodigital.com/)  https://yop.finance/ (https://yop.finance/) *Disclaimer. Richard Carthon is the Founder of Crypto Current. All opinions expressed by members of the Crypto Current Team, Richard or his guest on this podcast are solely their opinions and do not reflect the opinions of Crypto Current. You should not treat any opinion expressed by Richard as a specific inducement to make a particular investment or follow a particular strategy but only as an expression of his opinion. This podcast is for informational purposes only.  ~  Put your Bitcoin and Ethereum to work. Earn up to 12% interest back with https://get.tantralabs.io/earn/?utm_source=cryptocurrent&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=advertising-display-cryptocurrent&utm_content=lp (Tantra Labs). ~  New to crypto? Check out our https://bit.ly/394YKFw (Crypto for Beginners) Step-by-Step Guide to Crypto Investing!  ~  Follow us on https://bit.ly/3CPwepn (Youtube), http://bit.ly/2TRIArp (Twitter), http://bit.ly/38yfrqo (Instagram), http://bit.ly/39DhpHi (Facebook), http://bit.ly/38wsXL5 (LinkedIn), & https://bit.ly/3yQ30Es (Tik Tok).  ~  Want to make ~$25+ a month for FREE? Sign up to get a FREE https://www.emrit.io/?referral=cryptocurrent (emrit.io Coolspot today)!  ~  Want to learn more about cryptocurrency? Check out our https://bit.ly/2CbaYzw (educational videos) today!  ~  https://bit.ly/2TF3Gtb (Swan) is the easiest and most affordable way to accumulate Bitcoin with automatic recurring purchases. Start your plan today and get $10 of free Bitcoin dropped into your account.  ~  Want access to cool crypto/blockchain projects that you can use immediately? Check out our https://bit.ly/3eZ8J1E (partnerships page)!  ~  Looking to attend a cryptocurrency or blockchain event? Check out our https://bit.ly/2ZVCV8f (events page)!  ~  Tune in on https://bit.ly/2CN9bl1 (Crypto Current TV) throughout the week for a 24/7 crypto stream on the latest action on crypto markets, news, and interviews with the industry's top experts!  ~  Enjoying our podcast? Please leave us a 5 star review http://bit.ly/2Is3iJ9 (here)!  ~  Stay up to date with the latest news in cryptocurrency by opting-in to our http://bit.ly/2xmkKfQ (newsletter)! You will receive daily emails (M-S) that are personalized and curated content specific to you and your interests, powered by artificial intelligence.  ~  We were featured as one of the http://bit.ly/2vRAGGl (Top 25 Cryptocurrency Podcasts) and one of the http://bit.ly/33cnus9 (16 Best Cryptocurrency Podcasts in 2020). ...

Tradeoffs
Health Care's Ransomware Wake-Up Call

Tradeoffs

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 23:02


Health care has long lagged behind other industries when it comes to cybersecurity. But with ransomware attacks against the industry on the rise, providers are quickly trying to close the gap and protect their systems and patients.Guests:Karen Sprenger, CISSP, GCFE, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Ransomware Negotiator, LMG SecurityM. Eric Johnson, PhD, Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy, Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of ManagementAnahi Santiago, Chief Information Security Officer, ChristianaCareSaad Chaudhry, MPP, Chief Information Officer, Luminis HealthRead a full transcript, dig into the numbers, and learn more about ransomware negotiator Karen Sprenger on our website.Support this type of journalism today, with a year-end tax deductible gift (plus your gift will be matched!).Sign up for our weekly newsletter to see what research health policy experts are reading right now, plus recommendations from our staff.Follow us on Twitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Winning Retail
What Can the Network Do for You? with Krista Bourne, Incoming Chief Operating Officer at Verizon

Winning Retail

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 27:16


This episode features an interview with Krista Bourne, SVP of Consumer Sales and Operations at Verizon. As a change leader, Krista has worked her way up from mailroom employee to now incoming Chief Operating Officer at the company. On today's episode, Krista discusses the holiday shopping season in the face of changing consumer behaviors, the immersive nature of technology in the 5G era, and Verizon's “Call for Kindness” campaign.--“We've really met our customers where they expect to see the brand. But we continue to learn how to do that in a frictionless, seamless manner, because that's what consumers expect.” -Krista Bourne--Show Notes(1:29) Tony's takeaways on the conversation(3:42) Krista's background and the power of feedback(7:35) Lessons from the holiday shopping season(10:03) Scaling a frictionless customer experience(12:02) Implementing the Touchless Retail strategy(13:36) Digital shopping quizzes, virtual stores, and more innovation in the 5G era(17:49) Encouraging decency with Verizon's “Call for Kindness” campaign(20:24) Krista's advice to those not being heard(23:11) Lightning round--SponsorDell Technologies & Intel will be exhibiting at the National Retail Federation 2022 New York City, January 16-18th. Join Dell at booth #5059 where they will showcase their Retail solutions to demonstrate Retail Value Chain transformation across Design, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Warehousing & Inventory, Fulfillment & Logistics, Store & Online experience, and Delivery.--LinksConnect with Krista on LinkedInConnect with Tony on LinkedInConnect with Tony on TwitterTony Saldanha - Transformant

Startup Selling: Talking Sales with Scott Sambucci
Ep. 133: From Users to Customers in 3 months & Startup to the Inc 5000 in 3 years: An Interview with Cirrus Insight Co-Founder Brandon Bruce

Startup Selling: Talking Sales with Scott Sambucci

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 72:46


In this episode of the Startup Selling Podcast, I interviewed Cirrus Insight Co-Founder Brandon Bruce.    Brandon is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Cirrus Insight. Since founding the company in 2011, Cirrus Insight has been listed in the Inc 5000 ranking for three years in a row — A list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.   Cirrus Insight is an all-in-one sales productivity platform with world-class Salesforce integration. 250,000 people use Cirrus Insight and its sister products Attach.io and Assistant.to to work faster and smarter from the inbox and calendar. It allows you to Track emails, schedule meetings, set follow-ups, and more, right from your inbox.   Brandon grew up in Los Olivos, a small California town of 800 people, and had only one classmate in grade school.   He loves endurance sports and raced his bicycle 508 miles across Death Valley in 2002 as part of the Furnace Creek 508 (https://www.the508.net/). He finished in 35 hours and 7 minutes. He also enjoys hiking, camping, and building with Legos. Brandon lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife, Tricia, and their two children, Sonoma and Carson.   Brandon's advice for Entrepreneurs and Founders:   “Stay curious.” & “Have the ability to make decisions.”   In my conversation with Brandon, we covered a lot of the early days at Cirrus Insight. We focused on how Brandon and his Co-Founder, Ryan Huff, built the company from 0 to +250,000 users.   Some of the topics that we covered are:   Getting their first users. Converting them into paying customers. Pricing in the early days Vs Pricing now. Making their first sales hire. The bottom-up sales strategy. Creating your product roadmap based on feedback. Using partners to sell your product. Links & Resources:    Brandon on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonbruce   Cirrus Insight – https://www.cirrusinsight.com Listen & subscribe to The Startup Selling Show here:   BluBrry | Deezer | Amazon | Stitcher | Spotify | iTunes | Soundcloud | SalesQualia   Thanks so much for listening! Tell a friend or ten about The Startup Selling Show, and please leave a review wherever you're listening to the show.

The Cannabis Conversation | Medical Cannabis | CBD | Hemp
EPISODE #144 Cannabis Production: Vertical Integration vs Specialisation with Peter Emil Sigetty, Chief Operating Officer & Co-founder at Valcon Medical

The Cannabis Conversation | Medical Cannabis | CBD | Hemp

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 32:49


In our latest episode, we're joined by Peter Sigetty - COO of Valcon Medical - Danish medical cannabis contract manufacturers of Pharmaceutical-Grade Cannabis Extracts.Within the context of the European medical cannabis supply and value chain, we explore the dynamics of vertical integration and how sector specialisation can help businesses navigate the complexities of the European market.

Between Two COO's with Michael Koenig
Micah Rosenbloom, Founder Collective Managing Partner, & Former Brontes COO, on Building & Selling a Company to 3M, Going From COO to VC, Making Investments via Zoom, & Hiring the Right People

Between Two COO's with Michael Koenig

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 44:50


Before Micah Rosenbloom was a venture capitalist, he was the co-founder and COO of Brontes Technologies, which he sold to 3M. Micah and his business partner Eric then went on to found the VC firm, Founder Collective, which has made investments in companies like Uber, ThreadUp, Hotels Tonight, Venmo, PillPack, and more. Micah joins us to discuss deciding who's CEO and COO, not shying away from tough conversations, hiring the right people, founding a VC firm and introducing ops to it, going through a transaction to a major corporation, the downside of making investments via Zoom, and how to identify investors that have true conviction in your company. Fred Wilson's post on working multiple jobs: https://avc.com/2021/10/working-multiple-jobs/Founder Collective: foundercollective.comMicah Rosenbloom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/micahjay1Micah Rosenbloom on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/micah-rosenbloom-a0350/Eric Paley: https://twitter.com/epaley/Raj De Datta: https://twitter.com/rdedattaScott Belsky: https://twitter.com/scottbelskyBill Tranchard: https://twitter.com/btrenchardChris Dixon: https://twitter.com/cdixonJames Tamplin: https://twitter.com/jamestamplinDave Frankel: https://twitter.com/dafrankelMichael Koenig on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/mkoenig514 Michael Koenig on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mkoenig

Critical Mass Radio Show
Critical Mass Business Talk Show: Ric Franzi Interviews Anna Lisa Lukes & Jay Lukes, Co-Founders of The Lukes Network (Episode 1328)

Critical Mass Radio Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 25:20


Anna Lisa Lukes & Jay Lukes are the co-founders of The Lukes Network, LLC, an organization that uses the power of stories, data and collaboration to make an impact on organizations and communities. A purpose-driven full-service marketing and sustainability company, Anna Lisa Lukes founded The Lukes Network with twenty years of experience in executive-level management, marketing, fundraising, and sustainability to draw upon. Co-founder Jay Lukes, also the firm's Chief Operating Officer,  comes to the table with more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, including digital and traditional advertising across industries.  A 51+% woman- and minority-owned company, The Lukes Network exists to make an impact on organizations and the community, with primary focus areas being government agencies, small businesses (real estate, food, beverage, hospitality and services) and nonprofits.  Co-Founders Anna Lisa & Jay join host Ric Franzi on Critical Mass Business Talk Show to discuss their business model with The Lukes Network, their leadership insights, and their collaboration as partners. --- Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums Orange County. This edition of Critical Mass Business Talk Show is proudly supported by Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C. GRR provides legal advice and guidance on all aspects of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Learn more at GRR.com.

Agency Journey
Managing Agency KPI's with Revenue River's Amber Kemmis

Agency Journey

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 25:24


Amber Kemmis is the Chief Operating Officer of Revenue River, a sales and marketing agency.With over a decade of digital marketing and agency leadership experience, Amber can solve almost any problem thrown her way. She also has a passion for people, psychology, MarTech, and driving revenue growth.Topics discussed in the episode: The Difference Between a Traditional HubSpot Agency vs. HubSpot Agency Today. What does a Traditional HubSpot Agency Model look like? Amber's take on Client Retainers in Revenue River. Defining Retainers in an Agency Space The Core Responsibilities of a Chief Operating Officer in an Agency Different Types of Challenges in Measuring Profitability Different types of Client Engagements The Importance of Project Management on Operations Resources mentioned in this episode: Amber Kemmis on LinkedIn Revenue River Career Opportunities at Revenue River HubSpot Eric Pratt's Agency Journey Interview BugHerd - tool recommended by Amber Pastel - tool recommended by Gray 15Five - employee engagement tool recommended by Amber & Gray ZenPilot is a 15Five partner - contact ZenPilot if you're interested in additional 15Five resources and special 15Five pricing. SmartBug Gray MacKenzie on LinkedIn Andrew Dymski on LinkedIn ZenPilot

The FTX Podcast - Builders and Innovators in the Cryptocurrency Industry
The FTX Podcast #92 - Anil Lulla Co-Founder of Delphi Digital

The FTX Podcast - Builders and Innovators in the Cryptocurrency Industry

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 48:01


Welcome to episode 92 of the FTX Podcast with special guest Anil Lulla and your host Tristan Yver. Anil is the Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at Delphi Digital. After completing a major in finance and a minor in entrepreneurship at Rutgers Business School he worked with Bloomberg as a corporate bond analyst for two years before moving to Deutsche Bank where he worked on structuring leveraged finance products. Anil left the bank alongside two other colleagues to found Delphi Digital; a high-end digital-asset research firm that provides credible, actionable analysis for the crypto industry. It has since launched a venture arm and a consulting wing for the decentralized finance sector.

The Meb Faber Show
#377 – Garrott McClintock, AcreTrader - Live From The 2021 Farmland Investing Summit!

The Meb Faber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 46:26


In episode 377, we welcome our guest, Garrott McClintock, a fifth-generation farmer and the Chief Operating Officer of AcreTrader, a farmland real estate investment company offering individuals access to low minimum passive farm investments. In today's episode, we're talking all things farmland live from the 2021 Farmland Investing Summit. We talk about the process of sourcing farms and building out the farmland-investing ecosystem. Then we talk about some of the macro tailwinds, the possible risks to the asset class, and the long-term vision of AcreTrader. Be sure to stick around to hear about my own farm I purchased through AcreTrader in Nebraska! ----- Follow Meb on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube For detailed show notes, click here To learn more about our funds and follow us, subscribe to our mailing list or visit us at cambriainvestments.com ----- Today's episode is sponsored by The Idea Farm. The Idea Farm gives you access to over $100,000 worth of investing research, the kind usually read by only the world's largest institutions, funds, and money managers. Join today and get access to quarterly CAPE ratios, an excel quant backtester and the entire research library.

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast
What Now? What Next? - What's Next for Living on the Edge?

Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 25:05


On a special edition of Living on the Edge, Chip is joined by the ministry's President and Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Accardy. The two look back at the incredible opportunities God provided for Living on the Edge throughout the last year and a half. They also share 3 important goals, God's prompting Living on the Edge to fulfill in the future.

So Money with Farnoosh Torabi
1289: The 411 of 529 Plans and the Best Ways to Save for College and Higher Ed

So Money with Farnoosh Torabi

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 41:53


We take a closer look at one of the most popular college savings vehicles - the 529 plan. Guest Patricia Roberts, author of Route 529: A Parent's Guide to Saving for College and Career Training with 529 Plans, shares her expertise. For 23. years, Patricia has helped tens of thousands of families plan and save for college...and avoid millions of dollars in student loan debt. She is also Chief Operating Officer at www.giftofcollege.com. Years prior, as a brand-new parent struggling to repay over $100,000 in student loan debt that she and her husband they accumulated (as first-generation college goers from low-income families), Patricia was absolutely determined to make sure her son would have a less financially stressful academic experience when he grew up. Having learned about 529 plans through her work, she began saving a little at a time from each paycheck as soon as she returned from maternity leave and 22 years later in June 2021, she proudly celebrated her son Ben's debt-free from college (Clark University in Worcester, MA).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices