Author, Becca Powers of Harness Your Inner CEO is a multi-six figure Fortune 500 sales executive in the tech industry by day, women's career and life coach by night, and Kundalini yoga teacher by weekend. She boasts that she is doing all of this with more freedom and flexibility than she ever had in the past. Becca shares her raw, real, and radical story of overcoming the extreme adversity of being a success-driven woman in Corporate America as a working mom of four children while dealing with the real dramas of her personal life. Contact Becca Powers Follow Cherie on Facebook & Instagram Today's episode is sponsored by: SILVER LINING WELLNESS COMPANY
What was Coriolis, of the Coriolis Effect, doing at the pool table? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Gary O'Reilly and Chuck Nice explore the science behind billiards and pool trick shots with billiard physicist Dr. Dave Alciatore.NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free.Thanks to our Patrons Dylan Elliot, Cody Swayze, Panda Man, Niklas Ekberg, Isaac Lambert, Fortune's Flavor, and Joshua Grose for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Paul Goyette, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
This is a bonus episode of What Was That Like. If this were a regular episode, you'd be hearing someone telling a story of how they survived a mass shooting, or when they got attacked by a grizzly bear, or that time they won $100,000 on Wheel of Fortune. We have guests on with all kinds of crazy stories, and they tell exactly what happened, first hand. But this episode is different. A while back, I asked my listeners to send in their stories about a specific topic: childbirth. What happened, what went right, and in some cases, what went wrong. This is real life, and not every story has a happy ending. I really enjoyed hearing these stories, and to those who sent one in, thank you. And if you have a story about something unusual that's happened to you, not necessarily related to childbirth, but anything unusual or interesting, hang around and at the end I'll tell you how we might be able to use that here on the podcast in a future episode. This episode is sponsored by A Life's Story podcast – life stories of incredible people. Listen to it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Here is Sylvia's story about her experience with Postpartum Psychosis: My story starts after the birth of our first child. I developed a rare condition called Postpartum Psychosis which distorted my mind. This illness affects one to two women out of every 1000 births. After a very long day and night I gave birth to a healthy very big baby. Soon (maybe 5 days later), the only thing on my mind was finding the Wizard of Oz. I convinced myself that I was Dorothy. My new-born son was Toto. Every day, my mission was to cast all the colourful characters that lived in Kansas and Oz. The cast changed daily, determined by my visitor's personality and the colours they were wearing. My overdriven mind was constantly re-arranging characters and scenes which led to many sleepless nights. I'd finally cast most of my main players like the Scarecrow, the Brave Lion, the Tin Man. I was going to rest now. But I still had to go to Oz. I also needed to find the red sparkly slippers to get Toto and me home. Finally, I arrived home with my new-born son. While my husband and seven-day old baby slept, I tried to rest and switch my brain off but every sound from a microwave oven, cell phone, creaky floors, barking dogs were all cues that would lead me closer to the Wizard of Oz and my red slippers. My husband realised something wasn't quite right with me. The Community Nurse did a home visit to check on our new baby. The nurse confirmed that something wasn't right with me. I was too elevated. It was suggested I should see my doctor to arrange a visit to a psychiatrist. Soon after, I found myself sitting in this psychiatrist bleak, ugly stale office. To diagnose me, he quizzed on mathematics. The psychiatrist prescribed medication for 5 days to help my mind switch off and whatever I was experiencing would disappear. These drugs REALLY knocked me out. I was now officially a mum zombie. After 5 days, I truly thought I was cured!! To celebrate, my husband was going to drive me to see my friend, but in reality we were driving to the public hospital. I ran away when we arrived. My husband chased me down and dragged me into the emergency department which made the Triage Nurse get the security guards. I remember my husband screaming at the Triage Nurse: “She's not a drug addict, she's just had a baby - someone help her!” I tried to convince nurses and doctors, I was having a great time searching for the Wizard of Oz and I didn't need to be locked up. In reality, I needed to be heavily medicated again and it was then admitted to the psych ward of this hospital, without Toto. I don't remember how many nights I stayed at this hospital, but I knew that I missed my son and husband. I just wanted to go home. I wanted to start our lives together. I convinced myself, I could make my way home, if I do things properly in the right order, like floss my teeth, exercise daily, make the bed, talk, and save people and eat well. This hospital didn't offer healthy choices and it had a semi outdoor exercise, caged area, you could barely see the outside world – it was so prison like. I was trapped and felt like I never going to go home. My brilliant, big sister found a baby and mother hospital which was located about 1.5 hours away from where we lived. It housed 8 mums and their babies. It was the only one in our state. I was admitted and this is where I was first diagnosed Post Natal Psychosis. I'd convinced myself that it would be okay because I was closer to Oz and I could take Toto with me. I wanted to party when I first arrived at this new hospital. New mums were not as euphoric, and I couldn't relate to them at all. I met mothers who were struggling after childbirth. One was on suicide watch, one played a jingle over and over in her head, one had to have ECT and one who couldn't bring herself to hold her baby. I befriended them all because I could to fix them all. I spoke my mind, became irreverent and spent money without a care. I bought them all a pizza, each! To fix them! Doctors experimented with various medications to dampen my elevated state. Some drugs did nothing, some drugs made me feel so sick and some were so strong that I couldn't sit up or speak. Doctors settled on a medication that heavily sedated me. I slept a lot while the nurses looked after my baby. I found a wonderful Psychiatrist. She wore my colours and enjoyed listening to my plan to visit the Wizard of Oz. I decided she could be cast as Good Witch Glenda. She seemed to appreciate this. She was quirky. I spent a lot of time talking about losing my dad, not grieving properly, not saying a proper good-bye. She really understood me. I was in good hands. I was beginning to accept holistic therapy. I practised mindfulness, which I loathed then (I love now) as well as healthy eating, cognitive therapy, resting, art therapy, proper medication and being kind to each other and ourselves. This is was the way forward for me. My new mission now was to run for Government to change women's health. I wrote hundreds of letters to government and prepared many speeches for I when I going to be elected. I was going to win for sure! My son and I stayed on at the hospital for over four months. I had put my amazing husband, our families, and our friends through a type of hell that I was totally oblivious to. We were given a 50% chance of Postpartum Psychosis reoccurring with another pregnancy. We took the gamble and decided to try again for a baby. My beautiful baby was born six weeks early, after a long, horrific pregnancy. My baby was very tiny and had to learn how to thrive, breathe and eat at the same time and was placed in ICU. I felt helpless and useless, so I was going to predict all the winning lottery tickets, while the nurses helped my baby thrive. I played lotto over and over; not because I wanted to be rich, but because I wanted all my friends and family to be debt free. Five days later, I was getting sick again. My husband knew. I was in denial as I thought I just needed sunshine and a healthy baby to take home. We fought about it a lot. I lost the fight. When my baby was well and thriving, our bags were packed as the private hospital and my psychiatrist were ready. My hospital bed was pre booked. Credit cards were put away. I was back at the mum and baby hospital with my beautiful daughter. My wonderful family looked after my son. My job was to rest. I was angry a lot. How could I have gotten sick again when everything was in place? I wanted to be home with my beautiful husband and my pigeon pair children. It took a long time to accept my diagnosis. I slowly recovered again. We survived again. Thanks to my wonderful supportive husband and amazing family including my friends that are just like family. My big sister was incredible, and my little sister who kept me going when I was “locked up”, by phoning every day, telling me how much she missed and loved me. My beautiful, healthy daughter and I were in hospital for over 3 months. It took almost 2 years, from the birth of my daughter, to become medication free and I've made a full recovery. I enjoy healthy eating, plenty of exercise and being kind to myself. At times I get emotional when I think about what we went through. Sometimes we can laugh, about trying to save people with pizza, wanting to run for government, lotto winning tickets, outlandish and useless on-line shopping purchases, and how many red slippers I own. I have enormous appreciation for proper post-natal care and The Wizard of Oz. That's our story. Yours Truly, Dorothy/Sylvia from Oz/Australia.
Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast. Mark Frissora is the CEO and Board Director of Caesars Entertainment, Hertz Global Holdings, and Tenneco Inc. Mark P. Frissora is a visionary Fortune 500 executive, Board Chairman and non-executive member, and private equity advisor with a track record of accomplishing revenue, profit, and growth targets. He Optimized product portfolios, unlocked revenue/P&L enhancements, promoted new market entrance, and delivered sustained, technology-driven competitive advantage to global firms through revolutionary organic and M&A activities. To execute on long-term roadmaps, Mark built trusted relationships and strategic alliances with key decision-makers. He developed a culture of collaboration and customer-centricity through leading and motivating high-performance worldwide teams while staying committed to upholding governance guidelines while achieving operational and commercial excellence. You are going to love this episode!
Independent artists have played an enormous role in shaping and shifting mainstream and pop culture with their creative vision. As a result of American hip-hop culture, Fortune 500 companies are influencing their image, mentality, and how they present their products. Jay Z, Diddy, Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, J.Cole, and more have brands exceeding 50 million in net worth. Rap music is a multi-billion dollar industry and is the world's #1 music genre. Entrepreneur/Major Recording Artist JP Da Illist represents the new breed of Hip-Hop. JP Da Illist's music is raw, high-energy, classic Hip-Hop, and contains his signature rap, ‘God Flow.' JP Da Illist is a born leader, and his music highlights his creative thoughts of success. JP Da Illist's rap resume is well decorated and integrated with critical acclaim from industry heavyweights. From birth JP Da Illist connected to his purpose of music and never considered a ‘Plan B.' JP Da Illist released the highly touted ten-track album '24'. '24' reminds consumers why Hip-Hop music dominates pop and mainstream culture. '24' immediately received high praise from music enthusiasts, social media influencers, and New Jersey residents on every block. JP Da Illist launched his record label and signed himself. JP Da Illist operates several business enterprises within his control. JP Da Illist's music career is in overdrive. JP Da Illist entered into a strategic monetization joint venture with RADIOPUSHERS in 2021.
So many of us focus on becoming an expert in our professional field. But what if instead, we wanted to become visionaries? Not THAT kind of visionary, mind you -- the over-hyped media machines that become the business world equivalents of the Kardashians. But instead, a type of useful, practical, attainable, and much-needed visionary. On this episode we begin to unpack what it means to be a visionary. With guidance from Andrew Davis, a speaker, author, and creator of the “Quest Matrix,” we begin to chart a path away from Expertville toward some new territory -- a place where we can resonate deeper in a world trending shallow, and yes, build our businesses and leave our legacies. That place? Visionary Town.Along the way, we hear from John Bonini, director of marketing at Databox, content marketing expert, and prolific side project creator who recently launched Some Good Content, a membership group that fosters engaging conversations and shares resources for marketers searching to create better content. John's on his own path toward becoming a visionary, driven by questions that, as Drew says, Google can't answer.But he's currently at a crossroads -- one we all face, too. What will he decide? What will YOU decide?QUEST MATRIX IMAGE: https://bit.ly/quest-matrix SHARE THE SHOW:Help others find Unthinkable in their favorite podcast player by sharing this link: https://pod.link/jay SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER:https://jayacunzo.com/newsletterEvery Friday, I send a new idea, story, or framework for crafting more resonant work to thousands of subscribers, ranging from entrepreneurs, freelancers, and independent creators, to marketers and leaders at brands like Adobe, Red Bull, Shopify, Salesforce, the BBC, Wistia, HubSpot, Drift, ProfitWell, a16z, and the New York Times. VOICES IN THIS EPISODE:John Bonini is a long-time content marketer, working for brands like IMPACT Branding and Design and the email software company Litmus as head of growth. He's now director of marketing at Databox, a startup based in Boston. John lives in Connecticut. John's also the former host of a podcast he launched, Louder Than Words (now defunct), and the owner of a membership and community group for marketers, Some Good Content, which is run on Patreon and a dedicated group website.Andrew Davis is a bestselling author and internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. Before building and selling a thriving digital marketing agency, Andrew produced for NBC's Today Show, worked for The Muppets in New York and wrote for Charles Kuralt. He's appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and on NBC and the BBC. Davis has crafted documentary films and award-winning content for tiny start-ups and Fortune 500 brands. Recognized as one of the industry's "Jaw-Dropping Marketing Speakers," Andrew is a mainstay on global marketing influencer lists. Wherever he goes, Andrew Davis puts his infectious enthusiasm and magnetic speaking style to good use teaching business leaders how to grow their businesses, transform their cities, and leave their legacy. SPONSOR:The Juice is a new kind of media company (like the Spotify of B2B). Specifically, they serve sales and marketing professionals. By registering for free, users can find the most original, deeply resonant ideas and advice in sales and marketing -- things optimized for people, not algorithms. The Juice curates from tens of thousands of sources to find what's popular and also what's most customized to your specific job function and level. Browse the best and brightest thinking, find new sources of inspiration to follow, and create and share content playlists about specific topics that help your career and company grow. Learn more and sign up for free at https://thejuicehq.com CONNECT WITH US ELSEWHERE:- Twitter: https://twitter.com/jayacunzo and https://twitter.com/UnthinkableShow- Instagram: https://instagram.com/jacunzo- LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jayacunzo- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org PRODUCTION:- Creator, host, writer, and editor: Jay Acunzo - https://jayacunzo.com- Producer and researcher: Ilana Nevins - https://www.ilananevins.com ABOUT THE SHOW:Unthinkable is a storytelling podcast about creative people who break from conventional thinking to make what matters most. We're traveling the business world to learn how to create work that resonates — with powerful stories from makers, marketers, and leaders like the CEOs of Zoom and Patreon, execs from Adobe and Disney, and creators like writer Tim Urban, comedian Sarah Cooper, and photographer Chase Jarvis. From artisans to entrepreneurs, writers, designers, podcasters, video creators, and all the weird and wonderful nooks of the working world, we're meeting inspiring people to learn what we can do to resonate more deeply with the work we create.Listeners have called the show “This American Life for my work” with stories “as captivating as some of the best, like Malcolm Gladwell and Dan Carlin.”Thanks for listening and supporting Unthinkable!
Interview with Sallie Reid – Sallie is the VP of People and Culture at ACV. She has served as a leader and strategic partner within large private Fortune 200 companies, by helping them achieve business goals through the growth and development of their people. Sallie focuses on employee development, leadership coaching, change management, succession planning and team-building to create powerful experiences for employees, customers and clients.
Chris talks with Dr. Bill Conerly who will be one of the outstanding speakers at the Ag View Executive Business Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on January 26, 27, and 28th. Bill is a business economics consultant, a Senior Contributor to Forbes and a Duke University Ph.D. He has worked in economics and corporate planning at two Fortune 500 corporations and at a major bank, where he was senior vice president. Chris and Bill discuss numerous factors currently influencing the economy including inflation, supply chain disruptions, interest rates, managing working capital, labor issues, trade, and the potential impacts from various tax increase proposals.
Gabe Petersen is the founder of Great Northwest Home Buyers and Kaizen Properties, and the host of The Real Estate Investing Club. He began his career as a management consultant for Fortune 500 companies, but after 7 years of working behind a desk, he called it quits to chase after what he loves the most, communicating directly with people. Gabe ventured into real estate investing after buying a broken-down triplex in Tacoma, WA. He proceeded to flip and wholesale homes in the greater Washington area until he found his niche in Self Storage and Mobile Home Parks. Gabe later founded Kaizen Properties, after purchasing his first two mobile home parks in Washington state. He now operates nationally buying and repositioning self-storage and mobile home parks across the US. With being equipped with the most advanced degree of experience in many different asset classes and strategies, Gabe decided to share some of his acquired knowledge by starting The Real Estate Investing Club podcast and YouTube show.Listen in as they discuss:Gabe's journey into real estate investingWhy he chose to invest in mobile homes and RV parksHow long does it take to get a deal in mobile home investingHow Gabe went from turning an idea into a successful clubRecommendations and advice for choosing an asset class as a new investorAnd, more!TIP OF THE WEEKMark: My tip of the week is, go to realestateinvestingclub.com, get your education. There are books from Gabe Petersen, there's Masterclass, Podcast, he's on YouTube and Spotify. There's so much in there on one website!Scott: The most challenging of life is basically, your brain, it's the whole thing about your inner voices telling you to do things and not do things. Check out this book, Winning the War in Your Mind: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by Craig Groeschel.Gabe: If you're interested in land, go to thelandgeek.com! Other than that, there are tons of different resources out there, try Real Estate Investing Club. If you go to their website, I have a free calculator, it's an excel analysis sheet you can use for underwriting. Download that and it will show you the basics of how to look at a property and analyze whether it's a good deal or a bad deal.WANT TO LISTEN MORE?Did you like this episode? If so, tune into another one of our exciting episodes with special guest Marcus Maloney as we discuss how to find real estate opportunities with massive equity.Isn't it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?
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David is a former consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies. He built the world's largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for life coaching and coaching thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe.As well as helping others, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself, having survived a full collapse of his paraglider and a fractured spine, witnessing the death of his sister at age seven, anxiety and depression, and a national Gong Show! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgKwAJieQes)He coaches high performing business owners to double revenue, and their time off by focusing on less and being 30% more courageous in their business or career.Focus gift:http://www.myfocusgift.com/Website:https://focus.ceoSocial Profile Links:https://www.linkedin.com/in/focus-ceohttps://www.youtube.com/c/ExtraordinaryFocuswithDavidWoodhttps://www.instagram.com/_focusceo/ https://twitter.com/_focusceohttps://www.facebook.com/extraordinaryfocus
Is the Texas market going to stall, or is it just beginning a longer-term growth trajectory? According to today's guest, the chronic housing shortage will not abate as people and jobs keep pouring into the Lone Star State. Jack Langenberg, a seasoned CFO and COO of several large companies, and previous head of mergers and acquisitions of a Fortune 500 company, is syndicating multifamily deals out of the Dallas-Ft Worth market and has a recipe for success.
Not that long ago, books about emotions, vulnerability, and transparency would have been found in the self-help section. Now, business books about those same "soft skills" top best-seller lists. What has changed and why have these skills become so important? Our guest on this episode is David Wood, a former consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies and founder of the world's largest coaching business, serving an audience of 150,000 coaches across 12 countries. He also hosts the Tough Conversations podcast, and is the author of Get Paid For Who You Are as well as an upcoming book titled Name that Mouse. David shares his journey, from developing his intellect while shutting down his emotional side, to his realization that there is a great need for emotional intelligence, vulnerability, and transparency on the path to excellence as a leader. We also discuss the change in the way these necessary soft-skills have been perceived in the last decade, and how they moved out of the self-help section and onto every major executive's must-have list of proficiencies. Further, David shares news about his upcoming book, Name That Mouse. Much like the "elephant in the room," there are often other smaller, more subtle problems in any workplace that are not discussed - "mice" that everyone ignores. David explains why simply naming "the mouse" and addressing it can alleviate anxiety, create transparency, and avoid negative feelings that are easily avoided. This conversation is a fascinating look at soft skills in the business world, and why they are essential for success. Three Key Takeaways: Thought Leadership needs to support emotional intelligence, communication, and authenticity within the corporate world. Thought Leadership can be used to enrich both career and our home life, giving us skills that are universal. Naming a problem can give it less power. Thought Leadership should help to bring these small, necessary issues into the light.
Join us for a very special Twin Cities Startup Week main stage event & the official kick- off of Season 5. Online Growth Systems CEO Dick Polipnick & Jed Mahonis co-founder Tim Bornholdt join us for this very special episode, both bringing specific challenges they are currently facing. Dick is struggling to break into Fortune 500 companies & Tim is having trouble expanding his customer footprint in a specific geography. Together, with Closers in-house sales specialist/host Mickeli Bedore, we lay out an outreach plan for both scenarios designed to create immediate impact. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/coffee--closers/support
Tamara Bunte is a leading sales coach, trainer, and speaker who has worked with Fortune 500 companies, sales professionals, executives, and even success coaches to maximize their goals. She is the founder of The Institute for Advanced Results, LLC- Tamara Bunte Inc and The Christian Business Chamber. Additionally, she is the author of, “Proverbs for Selling: Mastering Sales Through Prospecting, Referrals & Discipline.” In this episode, Tamara discusses the importance behind getting sales referrals. She shares how having a plan and being persistent can greatly impact your deals. Here are some of the topics covered in this episode: The secret behind the perfect voicemail with a 100% call back rate Building business from those who already know and love you The importance behind being prepared with your 6 “ors” Making your referees look good About the Guest: Tamara Bunte is America's #1 Sales Coach for a reason. For the past 20 years, Tamara has helped countless sales professionals, teams, and companies better their own selling habits and become better versions of their professional selves. Tamara has influenced hundreds of thousands of people through her keynote sales speaker presentations, CDs, podcast, training programs, and her innovative sales book, Proverbs for Selling. She has also gained numerous credentials during her career for her impact on the sales industry. Website: https://www.tamarabunte.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamarabunteinc/ Email: email@example.com or call at 704-247-8333 Podbean: Listen to more episodes of the Outside Sales Talk here! https://www.badgermapping.com/podcast Start Selling More Today with Badger Maps - The #1 Route Planner for Field Sales See Badger in Action: https://www.badgermapping.com/outside-sales-talk-listener/ If you love the Outside Sales Talk podcast, you'll also love Badger's newsletters! Our 95,000+ subscribers stay at the top of their game with actionable tips from top sales experts. Are you in? Subscribe to Badger Maps' newsletters now! https://www.badgermapping.com/newsletters/?utm_source=podcast&utm_medium=ostdescription&utm_campaign=newsletterlp
The Saudi Arabian purchase of Newcastle football club has been a huge news story. But football isn't the only area of British public life in which the Saudis play a part. The Evening Standard and The Independent can both trace their ownership back to Saudi Arabia, while in the US, media giants including Disney and Netflix have large Saudi investments. But does this actually affect the journalism we read or the television we watch? Also in the programme, the classic American music magazine Rolling Stone has launched in the UK. So why – when so many publications are shrinking – was this the right moment to launch? Guests: Vivienne Walt, correspondent at Fortune, Areeb Ullah, journalist at Middle East Eye, Sanam Vakil, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House, Jim Waterson, Media Editor at The Guardian and Darren Styles, Managing Director of Rolling Stone UK. Studio engineer: Giles Aspen Producer: Hannah Sander Presenter: Katie Razzall
Welcome, one and all, to the latest episode of The Film Stage Show! Today, Brian Roan, Bill Graham, and Robyn Bahr are joined by Kyle Turner to discuss Cary Fukunaga's No Time to Die and Daniel Craig's 007 cycle. Enter our giveaways, get access to our private Slack channel, and support new episodes by becoming a Patreon contributor. For a limited time, all new Patreon supporters will receive a free Blu-ray/DVD. After becoming a contributor, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an up-to-date list of available films. This episode of The Film Stage Show is supported by Film Movement, whose latest release, Ryusuke Hamaguchi's masterful new drama Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy opens in NYC and LA theaters on October 15 and will expand. Learn more here: https://filmmovement.com/wheel-of-fortune-and-fantasy#playing
We are bringing you an earth shattering govcon superstar in today's episode. Venus Quates if you've never heard the name is a servant leader, forward-thinker and proud veteran of the US Air Force. Her company LaunchTech where she serves as the CEO solves the presentation and launches the future of technology in the space, financial services, healthcare and public sectors. Her firm was ranked #66 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list with a 3 year growth rate of 5,682%. Venus, with over 20 years of domestic and international experience, has acquired a wealth of technical and business knowledge across a wide range of demanding roles and sectors. She has led several engineering, technology, and data-driven initiatives with major Fortune 100 and 500 companies, global banking giants, and leaders in the Intelligence and Defense industries. Venus has traveled all over the world and educated the masses on technology innovation in business, diversity, and inclusion in STEM, the utilization of data science, and how implementing all can benefit community and economic growth. What I love about this interview is how Venus was very specific in describing what her company does well. We discuss her sources for wisdom and inspiration, mentors and more. Which one of her previous jobs impacted her Govcon Journey the most and lessons learned. Stay tuned for what is sure to be a fan favorite episode for our next Giant, Venus Quates.
Ellen Snee grew up outside of New York City, the oldest of five kids in an Irish Catholic family. On Wednesday nights their parish priest, who was a family friend, would join their family for hot dogs and play cards. One night, Ellen's devout father asked the priest to bless his children. They all closed their eyes, and he said some prayers. As they were praying, and all was calm, twelve-year-old Ellen decided what she wanted to be. When they were done, she stood up and declared, “When I grow up, I'm going to be a priest!” The room went silent. Years later, Ellen attended a Jesuit university where the curriculum and atmosphere appealed to her. While she knew becoming a priest was not possible, Ellen discovered a group of female Jesuits, the Religious of the Sacred Heart, and joined their order as a nun. She was drawn to this community, dedicated to the mission of education, service, and a life of prayer. It was also a time when work was being done to make it possible for women to become priests. So Ellen was hopeful that it could still occur within her lifetime. Within religious life, Ellen held many positions as a teacher, campus minister, and then pursued her doctorate in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University. Ellen left the convent while still in graduate school. She turned the conceptual frameworks from her dissertation on women in roles of authority into the launch of a successful consulting firm, Fine Line Consulting. Before long, she stepped into the corporate sector running leadership and coaching programs for executive women in Fortune 500 companies such as Pfizer, Schwab, Marriott and Goodyear. For 15 years she provided one-to-one coaching to high potential and executive-level women across the country. A move to California in 2001 led her to work in Silicon Valley at the major tech companies such as Apple, Cisco, KPG, and Citrix. In 2009 Ellen was hired by global technology company VMware as VP Leadership Development and Organizational Consulting. In this week's Work From The Inside Out podcast, learn more about Ellen's journey: Ellen is the author of Lead: How Women in Charge Claim Their Authority (She Writes Press), in which she shares her wisdom and experience with all talented women seeking to accelerate their careers. She went on to lead Global Talent Development and in 2013 launched VMwomen, a business initiative designed to attract, retain, develop, and advance talented women. Learn more and connect with Ellen here: https://www.ellensnee.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellen-snee-edd-a3aa9930/ https://www.facebook.com/ellen.snee.9/ https://www.instagram.com/ellensnee/ https://twitter.com/EllenSnee https://ellensnee.medium.com/
- Joshua Driver And so it's always been confusing to me why startups don't think about their culture from day one. And because we spend so much of our wake time at work, especially on our stage and the positive vibes or feelings you get out of helping others or contributing to the betterment of your community or society or making a difference for somebody else is such an important experience I think everybody should have, INTRO Why aren't we focusing on culture from Day 1? Today, we look at building connection in the world of start-ups. My guests are Josh Driver and Zach Rodenbarger from Selfless.ly. They have a lot to say about how to build connection AND their technology platform is also a platform for companies to give back, so this is like a double-impact interview. Zach and Josh's origin story begins just before the pandemic, launching their platform with high hopes and ideals into a pretty brutal business environment. They are talking about how they sustained connection, built their company, and expanded the scope of influence in the midst of the dual pressures of start-up life and a bruising global pandemic. As a bit of a teaser, you will hear about the importance of taking a walk, how “hangry” can get in the way of communication, and why Nerf guns could be a good idea for your office culture. Zach and Josh are both tech guys who are from the same Indiana town of Valparaiso. The met in 2018, committed to the concept of building a platform where companies and individuals can give not just money but time and effort to support causes that matter. The website describes the platform memorably: “Selfless.ly is a unique company that was designed by selfless people to help the world become a better place.” - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes I'd love to hear from both of you. Why do you think that that is even an important conversation to be having? And how would you define empathy work to me. - Zach Rodenbarger There's a few tangible examples. That is Zach Rodenbarger, the COO of Selfless.ly - Zach Rodenbarger Sometimes in our interactions, Josh will come in or I'll come in and we'll have something and go back and forth. And then one of us will say, do you need to go for a walk? - Zach Rodenbarger And I was like. - Zach Rodenbarger Yes, I need to go for a walk. I need a little fresh air, you. And maybe that's just because we've been at our computers for a couple of hours or longer and need to have take a pause and have a step back. And so we've had that over the year, especially when we're working hard and looking at new timelines and goals and things. And I know I've needed a walk or two here and there. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes We had other good practices. Sometimes it's a walk. I also find that sometimes it's a snack. I have you eaten recent links to a snack? - Joshua Driver Yes. We've encountered the snack situation as well. Yes. Hunger is a thing so much. And this is Josh Driver, fellow-hangry sufferer and the Founder of Selfless.ly - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes That was like one of my biggest learning curves early on in my marriage. I I used to think it was just Luke. It's totally both of us be like, Is this really a thing, or am I just really hungry right now? And you can't know until you're no longer hungry, like, you can't even find out. - Zach Rodenbarger I think that's a good follow up on empathy. It's probably easier to see in other people. And then when do we take that step back and look at ourselves and actually admit that? And I think that is really helpful to business partnership or even as we continue to onboard new employees, you know, thinking through, how am I coming across to others? - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes But also, do you put yourself in their shoes and how are they feeling and so kind of both well and hearing that it actually takes a foundation of some relationship and trust to be able to take someone suggestion to do something like, go for a walk. I can imagine that a less mature or self aware moments. Somebody being like, maybe even the way it could be delivered. Just go take a walk. Somebody being like, I don't need a walk. You need a walk? No, I'm just making a really good point. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes But to be able to be at a place where I imagine it takes some work get to that point. - Zach Rodenbarger Absolutely. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes A lot of times I find with guests or people I get to work with those that really, like, are doing the work of promoting more human workplaces and more connection at work. There's an element that comes out of their own personal experience. So I would love to hear from both of you a time where meeting that connection and empathy at work was really important in your own personal story, so that could be giving it to someone or a time where you were like, I'm not. Okay. I need some support right now. - Joshua Driver Yeah. I think when I left the startup space and went into a corporate job, I came into a workplace environment and culture that might have been a little hostile and toxic. Like, there is a big disconnect between the leadership and the teams and the mentality of you're lucky to have a job versus we're lucky to have you as an employee. I wasn't exactly realized yet. And I had noticed when I join the company in my role that there was a lot of hostile communication. People had segregated themselves on one side or another and coming into that since I had been startups for so long and been on the ground for creating that culture. - Joshua Driver That was very new to me to be in the middle of this disconnect. And it taught me personally about how I want my next company to run and where I think we needed to head and be ego free and transparent and communicate in more of a we're all on the same level here. Like, don't view me as your boss. We're just jumping in together to fix an issue. And I think as far as feeling left out or where I really could have used some support was when my first full time job was as an EMT here, then wished hospital and going through some of the things for the first time and all the trauma there. - Joshua Driver There's no debrief or support. I think it's better now than it was, but you kind of had to process and cope individually with some of the things that you would see. And so that was really difficult for me to overcome at times when you have to process seeing the such negative things at times. - Joshua Driver Quite frankly, like volunteering someplace and getting the I feel like I'm making a positive difference outside of the trauma of emergency medicine was a big driving factor. A lot of my coworkers and stuff would turn to substance abuse and other things sometimes, but I was fortunate enough to have a good support system, whether it was my family or friend group to where if things were really getting rough, that somebody would jump in and say, hey, let's catch up or reconnect. And so I was lucky in that regard. - Joshua Driver But a lot of first responders, unfortunately, don't have that type of network to help them with that. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Thank you for sharing that. And I imagine even as you talk about the importance of volunteering, that there's a through line to some of what you're currently doing. - Joshua Driver Yeah. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Zach, how about for you? - Zach Rodenbarger So for me, with thinking through empathy in my past experiences, we can look to even just in the early days of self asleep and thinking about, hey, we both took this leap to start something new. And then about six months later, COVID hits. And so how do we work through this time where everything just radically changed, where we just launched the company? We launched the company in January and February of 2020. And then a month later, radically different thinking through. How is my co founder feeling right now? - Zach Rodenbarger How do I stay optimistic and pass that along to him and vice versa? We're both kind of feeling these challenges and seeing this real time, right that we had these ideas and projections and we're going to create group, volunteering outdoors, and we're going to invite people to these events and then that's not going to happen. And so how do we really think through and change that strategy? But also, how did I think through, you know, both of us leaving our corporate jobs to do this. And so losing that security and saying, okay, I understand that this is maybe something he's going through right now and the pressure he's going through. - Zach Rodenbarger So how do I stay optimistic to then pass that along and vice versa? And that was really helpful during those times? - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Did you ever have days where you were both just like, really down in the dumps? It wasn't like one person could encourage the other. It was just both low, especially early on in that pandemic. - Zach Rodenbarger For me, I think for the most part, one or the other would see that and feel that and maybe because we're both high empaths. So if Josh was down, I was like, I can't be or vice versa. He may have a different perspective, but I remember thinking that. And so even though it was a really tough day, this is what it's all about. And so I'll stay positive or vice versa. And he would look at me be like, this is when he needs to step up. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Yeah, - Joshua Driver I can't remember specifically when we had those times. But I remember even if we were going to be talking to a specific person turning in, saying, I don't have an inmate today to have this conversation. Do you mind just taking this on your own and doing that? I remember a few times where we had that discussion where if we're both feeling challenged, which is actual, we there. See, I think there were a few times where we might have just said, let's just call it a day early and go for a walk or go get a slice of pizza or something and and get out of the office for a little bit or go to the Lake each like, I think within reason we would step up on behalf of each other where we needed to. - Joshua Driver It was just not the perfect day. Just saying, alright, let's take a break in re energize and come back to it tomorrow. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes That can be so good. And it sounds like really, of course, of course, that would be a good thing to do. But it's amazing how hard sometimes it can feel in the moment, especially with the entrepreneurial churn and pressures and one's own expectations. So I acknowledge how important that can be and how like sometimes it can feel harder to do than it seems is a good job cutting. - Joshua Driver I like to just get burn myself out trying to work on the issue at hand. Zach, does a really good job of cutting me off for like of a meter and saying, this is all the time we have for this. We need to move on. Otherwise, I'll sit down whatever whatever issue is at hand. So he does a good job of saving my own sanity. - Zach Rodenbarger I definitely like to break tasks up into the smallest parts and pieces and just get something done for that day or something like that. And Josh definitely wants to power through and accomplish it all in one day. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Yeah, I am that trait, Josh. It makes me think there was a there was a friend that I had in College and we used to kind of like joke about his mindset. We would joke that Ben would break his whole day down into micro goals, and it always allowed him to feel good about himself because he would be like, I'm on even the little things. Like, I'm gonna walk through the quad more efficiently than ever before and talk to two people. And I used to think like, what a funny quirk about how Ben's mind works. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes But now I look and I'm like, man, Ben was probably just 15 years ahead of all of us in self awareness of like, oh, that's maybe a key to living like a more bounded and contented existence than the rest of us had a handle on at 22. - Joshua Driver Yes, Zach is close to that, and I envy that very much because I don't have that level of organization and granularity that see and your friends have. MUSICAL TRANSITION Building connection at work is important…and it can be hard to know where to start. 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And so it's easy for me to get to know people because I'm just naturally just so curious about everyone's story. - Zach Rodenbarger I find I have to be maybe a little more intentional to provide that space to connect. And maybe that even goes to our overall topic of empathy to take a second and say, okay, if I was coming in on the first day or the second week, how would I want to be treated? Because I think it's easy for me. And as I mentioned earlier, probably Josh, it's easy for us to just kind of put our heads down and work. And so taking that time and being giving that space as well to make the connection, even if it's at lunch time only or something. - Zach Rodenbarger But at least you're very focused on allowing that space to chat and providing that because I know for me during the workplace, well, we'll chat later or something, but if you don't provide that space, then obviously it's harder to make that connection, especially in the first week, the first six months, and things like that and thinking, when would I want to have someone reach out to me whether they're a colleague, a boss, or even an intern can be anything. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Yeah. That reminds me of even a slide that I was showing yesterday and a talk that I was doing about imagination and empathy. I hear that a little bit of what you're saying, and although that doesn't always get you exactly to the right place, because you can't ever fully know what another person is wanting or experiencing, it oftentimes will move you closer. What would I want on my first day or first week? And then to be able to act out of that can really close what can sometimes seem like a big distance. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes You both kind of offered some things in your answer, but I'll ask it explicitly as well. What are sometimes we're building connection at work feels difficult. - Joshua Driver I've started to embrace more of when I am feeling extroverted versus introverted and sometimes when I'm hyper focused on something in the distraction of having to communicate or interact can be frustrating because I need the focused time and especially with new employees coming on. You want to be available and transparent and present. And at our stage right now it's really difficult to be present with everything that we need to get done. And so making sure that I'm not coming off as disinterested is something that I always in the back of my mind. - Joshua Driver I want to make sure that I'm not conveying because it's not true. But there are some times where I just want to get something done and want to be sequestered for a little bit. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Do you have yourself in moments like that, like needing to actively engage in self talk, even about things. So I'll get my hand like I have to think about my body language and moments like that of being like, oh, I need to show attention and care right now. I'm going to do something different. Like do you do mental pivots like that? And what do they look like? - Joshua Driver Sometimes Zach and I have been together for so long now. I can tell with his expression where I've crossed the line of of being rational more. So there are certain triggers, I think too. And he'll say, yeah, you need to maybe just spend some time by yourself for a minute and go for a lock so I will replay a situation like that in my mind and try to think through. Alright, what did I say? Did I mean to come off this way or if I don't really came off a different way than I meant to trying to understand? - Joshua Driver Like how did this person infer that this was what I was trying to say. And so that has been helpful to rethink the experience so that I try not to replicate that. Moving forward. I. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes I Imagine there's a line walk between replaying the experience and getting stuck in a never ending loop. How do you thread that needle? - Joshua Driver Not. Well. I like to solve everything and have closure. So if there's still a difference of opinion, I like to try to really put the pressure on myself to get it resolved. And in some cases I think I don't look at difference of opinion is like who's going to win this fight and get their way? I think it's more from their background and their perspective. Is there some truth to it and allow that was Zach especially? There are some things that he's very passionate about and has a perspective that he really feels strongly. - Joshua Driver And I'd like to think for the most part if he fully believes in something that I may not be so sure on and wants to go that I just trust him implicitly that it's the right thing and that he's very good at doing his research and looking at different aspects of things. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Well, and out of that foundation of relationship, you know what you can extend to them. - Joshua Driver Yeah. I think we're a lot of co founders that are state right now. We don't have time to be working on every project together, be on every call together and make decisions together. And so I think if you have a co founder that you don't feel that you feel like you have to micromanage or be a part of every decision, then that's going to be a really difficult culture to scale. It's going to make your company really difficult to grow. And so everybody that we've hired and when Zach joined Selflessly is very clear. - Joshua Driver I want the empowerment. I want to create the space for them to be empowered to make decisions that are best for a company and feel confident that they are able to execute on whatever task. - Zach Rodenbarger Is this where I say the complete opposite? - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes This is a safe space. - Zach Rodenbarger I've been trying to obviously likewise empowering each other. And we did used to be on most of the calls and get to feel how each is thinking. And so it did help in the first month to six months to be on a lot of the calls together or as he mentioned, in the same room even. And so I can overhear his call, whether he wants me to or not and understand kind of what he's thinking, the action maybe he would take or his thinking on that his rationalization, right. - Zach Rodenbarger What would he be thinking in the same spot and so helpful to be able to, you know, have his perspective in in the back of my mind and probably vice versa from sharing that office for the first twelve months and everything. So that's been really good. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes I hear a lot of respect and self inquiry in what you both have said. And yet I imagine there's still moments where like on an emotional on a practical on an interpersonal level, you guys have missed and or hurt one another in your journey. What has making meaningful repairs looked like. - Zach Rodenbarger Nerf guns. Yeah. I think for one of my birthday, Josh got a couple of Nerf guns for me, and so if we need, we can shoot each other, but also part of the startup mentality, right? We wanted to bring a little bit of fun into the office, but if you needed, you could shoot someone from across the room. That's been one way. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes At least I'm totally thinking of my two sons right now, and the moment where Magnus turns to Moses, and he's like, okay, you can just hit me five times in the chest. That's fine. Just don't tell mom. - Joshua Driver The biggest issue with that is that I'm a bad shot, so I'm not even like to get I like you. I can't make my points in the same way he can, because I tend to miss him completely, whereas he's really good at targeting me. So that was, in hindsight, not a great decision for a birthday gift start. - Joshua Driver She has to make a lot of lessons learned. - Joshua Driver Yeah, I would recommend that to other companies unless you're really good at aiming - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes either that or you want to devote part of your work day to target practice. - Joshua Driver Yes. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Well, maybe you guys would like to expand on the I hear like some fun, some levity, like not taking yourself too seriously. Are there other things that you do to make repairs when you guys have gotten a little bit off? - Joshua Driver I think that we find out if if we're having a conflict, that taking the time, like taking some space and cooling down is helpful, but also eventually, once we've had time to kind of process that situation. General, I think there was a time where I went and got a Blizzard or a box of dilly bars and dropped them off at the house. His house is like a don't let go of me. Ever don't leave me gift. I'm sorry. I was cantankerous and vice versa where I think we have a cool down moment and then we Zoom out and think about it there's. - Joshua Driver There's always an apology and then some type of affirmation about the other one. - Zach Rodenbarger I know I take a little more time sometimes to each person has their kind of respective way to do that and to cool down. And some people want to solve it. Same day some people take the night, take the weekend and so, you know, kind of learning the team, learning the other person and thinking through that, you know, how to talk through that and when and maybe even is more important if it's right away or give some space. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Have you guys ever had misses? Because I hear a little bit. You know, Josh, you said I'm gonna solve it now. Person. And Zach, I need a little bit more time. Did you guys have a learning curve initially and full disclosure. I have had to unlearn in my adult relationships that tendency and belief of like, if I can just say it to you four different times in four different ways, we can figure it out right now. Let's keep trying. And sometimes people are like, no, just shut up. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Hard lesson. - Joshua Driver I have had to learn that in general, my husband is similar. Where his cool down? He needs to think for a little bit and take a break. I think maybe in our early days I went back to like, don't walk away. Let's figure this out so we can move on. But then realizing that he needs a little bit more time and understanding to from his perspective, like, if he doesn't want to talk about it, it's not going to help for me trying to pull it out of them either. - Joshua Driver So I've learned to kind of let that go that we're not going to necessarily resolve it today. But I do continue to like to think that I prioritize that moving forward so that we can eventually get through whatever that wall is that hurdle. - Zach Rodenbarger I think my learning is definitely around witnessing people and then witnessing yourself. But it's very rare to convince someone of your perspective in an argument. And if you're both on one side, an argument is not going to convince the other person to jump on your side. And so where is that our email leading or can you take a step back and then provide the reason why you're thinking this way? The reason why that person is thinking that way. It's just interesting to see how arguments heat up and things, and there's no side switching. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes It's so true. Yeah. It makes me think of even a yet unresolved conversations argument that my husband and I are having and to be like, yeah, nobody ever switches sides in the middle like nobody is in the heat of it or very, very, very, very, very like the 1% does it happen and then usually with a fair degree of resentment. - Joshua Driver So. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Yes, that rings true. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes I'm struck that you are like building culture internally, but it selflessly is also like the product itself is something that is hopefully building culture and connection in the workplace. Tell me a little bit about how selflessly and volunteering and thinking outside of yourself is good for people in for workplaces. - Joshua Driver But I think as we see culture being a normal discussion and given that we're still in a pandemic and becomes such a volatile polarizing environment in the world everywhere. - Joshua Driver I always try to find, like silver linings or ways to maybe take take a moment to step away from the reality. And for me, my coping mechanism is to help others. And the reason why I've been able to spend that time to help others is because I've been very privileged and had the ability to do that where I understand that's not everybody's story coming out at our platform in understanding from not every company is a Lily or a Salesforce that has massive teams that work on these big the initiatives and have the resources. - Joshua Driver There are a lot of companies I mean humans are humans, whether you work at a Fortune 50 company or a small startup. - Joshua Driver And so it's always been confusing to me why startups don't think about their culture from day one. And because we spend so much of our wake time at work, especially on our stage and the positive vibes or feelings you get out of helping others or contributing to the betterment of your community or society or making a difference for somebody else is such an important experience. - Joshua Driver I think everybody should have, but unfortunately, we work all the time or we have kids or other responsibilities that limit that time. So we set out to build selflessly so that companies didn't have to try to scrape the bottom the barrel to be able to provide purpose or the positive opportunities or the community engagement. We wanted to be a partner, so every company can experience the positive effects of being a crime brand or socially responsible organization, and that for a long time has only been afforded to gigantic organizations. - Joshua Driver And so we wanted to be be the platform everyone can use. And so we have to be obviously an innovative with the pandemic and all these things that have changed the logistics on the nonprofit side. And unfortunately, a lot of this responsibility falls on nonprofits who are trying to keep their doors open and working on their mission. And so we took on the responsibility of of taking that work off of nonprofits and working on educating companies on how they can integrate philanthropy into normal business practices like employee engagement or team building or culture or heck, even the competitiveness of the sales Department. - Joshua Driver How do we leverage a philanthropic component while a bunch of type as I go tell each other or something? And I think if there's always even a component of that philanthropic, if there's just even a small piece that goes back or gives back, I think that that's a really great thing to hard wire into a company's culture. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Zach, anything you want to add? - Zach Rodenbarger Yeah, I think obviously what Josh said, one of my kind of tag lines, even as we reach out to teams and think about them is kind of selfless. Teams make the best teams. And when you're have employees that are thinking about each other and how to help each other and not always just focused on their task, that's obviously going to make a better team and environment and better teamwork. And so by thinking through, how do we make selfless employees that's really part of selflessly is to help those employees encourage those employees, not Joe's employees to find a volunteer opportunity or find a way to give back to support a cause they care about to have those matching donations from the company and actually use those. - Zach Rodenbarger And so all of these nudges that we want to help create selfless employees that are thinking about others and not just themselves. And so when you think about others that leads to that teamwork, really, everyone creating a better environment. And so putting all that together with what Josh said is exciting, that this is something we get to work on each day. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Yeah. Well, my brain can't help but go to some sociological context. You know, I think in generations before, what you are tapping into is this, like human desire to be a part of something bigger, to be giving back, and that there was a while in the US where that was filled by a Church that was asking for a time, and hopefully they were giving towards meaningful things in that way. But that has become less and less central in American communities. There's still this impulse, but not quite the same. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes You know, there were good and bad things about that prior model, but there's not that same sort of, like regular outlet. And we're also more connected in theory, to the needs of the world. But through the lens of social media, which doesn't often lead to direct action. So, like emotional sensing, selves are out there like feeling all these things. But there's not this bridging, it towards action that feels like it builds up like a physical, real community that we're regularly a part of. And that selflessly kind of helps to bridge some of those, like sociological shifts with a meaningful offering. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Yeah. - Joshua Driver I think without sounding like a sound bite, I feel philanthropy in the connection between a donor and a nonprofit or a company in its community or wherever this for profit and nonprofit connection is. For decades, we've given money to our Church, to the United Way, these intermediaries to trust that that's been utilized in the best way or is going towards the mission. And I think with technology improving and transparency, we've seen over time organizations that may not have made the best choices with the money that have come in and the the biggest concern is that this person had maybe a bad experience with this organization. - Joshua Driver Are they going to find another one to support, or are they just going to stop supporting? And that's a big concern. And so now there's this big push for having more control over where people can donate and not necessarily have to be relegated to the confines of somebody's of an organization, agencies or whatever. But what that means is more transparency needs to be done on the nonprofit side. And the nonprofits don't have the resources necessarily to be able to give up regular updates about a campaign or whatever. - Joshua Driver And so we've set up nonprofits to kind of fail from that regard. And then Conversely, I think we nonprofits. They're always fundraising. I've started my own nonprofit. We're always trying to raise more money so we can continue with our mission. And that leaves people out that may not have the liquidity or the resources to be able to participate financially, and we have to jump in. Or at least we take on some of the responsibility of how do we jump in and equate somebody skills and volunteer time to be worth just as much, if not more than them writing a check. - Joshua Driver And so I think it's a generational shift about what philanthropy is starting to look like when we launch selflessly as we continue to grow selflessly. There's always people from the charitable sector that have their own perspective. You need to trust. This organization has been around for a century that they're just going to be doing the right thing. But we tend to grow because people want to break out of what the mold of philanthropy has been and want to have more control and be able to make more direct impact by us connecting those two sides and really always innovating on how to keep those two sides connected. - Joshua Driver That means more resources go to the charitable sector. It just looks a little different. It's not an entry on a bank account. It might look like a donated product or a brainstorming session or some skilled services, but it can be helpful to breaking up some of the foundational infrastructure is a good thing, and I think we're along over you to really start shaking the tree and and changing what is no longer working. And that's a hard thing for people that have been in this space for a long time to necessarily want to accept. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes Yeah, something that I heard both of you say as a mark of differentiation that you have cultivated and enjoy is a sense of whimsy, and maybe not taking ourselves too seriously. Tell me how that shows up in selflessly. - Joshua Driver Well, my office looks like a kid play room. I just have random stuff all over the place, and then we have a Bulldog in the office. But I think the way that we talk to people, the way that we put ourselves out there, we didn't win the virtual background thing when you made those for your background as your company logo and all the strategic stuff. We didn't do that. I put on a background of me standing at the podium on Jeopardy or just keeping it. I'm sure people for first impression at times like, who the hell is this guy? - Joshua Driver But I think that if we were always trying to display, everything is running great. We don't have any problems. We're constantly growing and just a few months away from being the Jeff Bezos to this is really nobody believes that. First of all, instead of constantly say everything is working. There isn't one company that everything's running smoothly, but I think we personality, my personality. We would probably suppress a lot of who we are individually if we always had to worry about being a highlight reel and being being always on and calculated and putting on this this front. - Joshua Driver And I think having more real conversations, joking around, making mistakes, owning them and moving on or being open about what we've messed up for, mistakes we've made, I think, is so much more valuable in creating a deeper connection with our staff, which our network, our investors and being open and also accepting of the feedback too. Joshua Driver We don't want to be a vendor or a tech provider. We want to be a partner. And I think that us being vulnerable and embracing that were not perfect, I think, is important to set that expectation for whom we're interacting with. - Zach Rodenbarger Absolutely. You want to be able to have fun with your team. You want your team to be able to have fun with customers and on those conversations. And you want people to look forward to having time together, whether it's on a Zoom call or in person, especially for your internal team. But then that customers start to feel that as well and enjoy the conversations with you. And maybe in the software, you start to see certain aspects and certain animations come across the screen or something like that. - Zach Rodenbarger You're starting to see a little bit of other software as well, but we want to be have that enjoyment, especially if we're looking at company culture and encouraging people to get out and have some enjoyment and purpose and things like that. We want to come through in our mission and our software and allow really customers internal external everyone to start to see that, feel that and really enjoy the software and enjoy working with selflessly and working for selflessly. - Liesel Mindrebo Mertes If listeners are intrigued about the platform, the mission, you guys in your story, where can they go to find out more about selflessly and how it can be used to build and increase the sense of connection at work? - Joshua Driver Yeah. - Joshua Driver Our website is Selflessly. I and our social media Tags or give selflessly on the Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and our email address the general email for Zach, it is Hello at Selflessly IO. - Joshua Driver And. - Joshua Driver We get all kinds of requests companies that want to become B Corps or our favorite messages or hey, I want to. We're a small company and we don't think that we can really make an impact. Can you show us how to do it like those are the things we really enjoy spending time with. Also, I think hearing from people that may want to start their own company or want to brainstorm. Sometimes we make time to have a coffee with a potential entrepreneur or give some feedback, help others where we can. - Joshua Driver We'd love to hear from anybody who wants to reach out. MUSICAL TRANSITION Here are three key takeaways to build connection and care in the workplace… Fun matters.From Nerf guns to dilly bar deliveries, introducing a little bit of levity, especially in tense and freighted situations, can be a game changer. Where can you build some fun and some laughter into your office life? There is power in taking a break and thinking the best of the other person.You heard these two threads throughout the interview: in offering a break or a walk to the other person, hoping and trusting that their moment of overwhelm is not their truest or best self. This attention to the emotional temperature of a given situation is so important. And I use it often in both my personal and professional interactions. One way that people can move through their own disruption and overwhelm is by giving back to others.The act of moving beyond the constraints of your own situation, doing something positive for someone else, has all sorts of positive effects on the health of individuals and organizations. If what you have heard today piques your interest, I encourage you to look up the good work that is going on at Sefless.ly. More information about Zach, Josh, and the company can be found in the show notes. OUTRO To find out more about the work of Selfless.ly, visit https://selflessly.io
Get access to our free trainings for web designers and DIYers at https://shannonmattern.com/free Leave a Rating + Review! Get the full transcript at shannonmattern.com/360 Bio: Monica is a digital product coach for women business owners. She has an MBA degree in finance and marketing and runs two brands Redefining Mom, a site for helping women thrive in both motherhood and business, and Empowered Business, where she empowers women to create financial independence through building 6-figure digital product businesses. She spent 11 years working for a Fortune 100 company running multi-million dollar marketing campaigns with large brands like Microsoft and HP. Now she provides online marketing education to small businesses that are looking to build a profitable revenue stream through digital products through her online courses and podcast. Connect with Monica: Website Passion to Profit Experiment The Empowered Business Podcast Instagram
Hey! Pili Yarusi here.Samson is a Fortune 500 entrepreneur, RE/MAX commercial real estate broker, and Founder of Growth Vue Properties.Over his 12+ year career in business, he has served as a professional Futures & Commodities broker, actively invested in real estate, and acted as the Chief Strategy Officer for Madwire, an INC 500 marketing, and technology company located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Samson currently puts together large commercial apartment investments throughout the United States, opportunistic land development, fix n flip and buy/hold deals in Northern Colorado; and sits on the executive leadership team at Madwire, where he helped grow revenue from 7 million to over 100 million & grown the employed base from 35 employees to 600 employees in ten years.In this episode, he's sharing how he got his start, the importance of mindset, his market projections, and the risk / rewards of real estate.Listen in now!Connect With Samson JagorasWant to connect with Samson? Instagram: @samson.jagoras LinkedIn: Samson Jagoras Facebook: Samson Jagoras Twitter: @SamsonJagorasWant to Learn More About Multifamily Real Estate Investing?If you're an experienced real estate investor and you're ready to get around a community of active multifamily real estate investors who will support you, hold you accountable, and push you to set goals that inspire you as you grow your business, check out 7 Figure Multifamily and see if it looks like a good fit. If it is, I invite you to join in. If you have any questions, please reach out!- CLICK HERE: https://7fm.7figuremultifamily.com/7fmgroup====================Want to continue your multifamily real estate journey? Here are a few more resources to check out...Multifamily Live Podcast: Subscribe and get more episodes like this one delivered to you every week! Click Here: https://www.7figuremultifamily.com/multifamily-live-podcastFacebook Group: We've built a community of serious investors who are learning and growing their businesses together. Join the Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/multifamilylive/7FigureMultifamily.com: Learn more about who we are, our mentoring groups, upcoming events, and the causes we support at our website. Plus, grab some free downloads and other materials to help you on your real estate investing journey! Click Here: https://www.7figuremultifamily.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This podcast interview focuses on product innovation that has the power to transform our workplace into a fair workplace - starting with fair pay. My guest is Maria Colacurcio, CEO of SyndioMaria is a tech veteran – she previously co-founded Smartsheet, which went public in 2018. She spent three years at Starbucks, one of the first Fortune 50 companies to go public with pay equity results. Having started her career working on congressional campaigns, she has a long history of mission-driven work, and a compassionate and competitive attitude to spur change.She serves on the board of the nonprofit Fair Pay Workplace and has been named by Goldman Sachs Builders + Innovators Summit one of this year's 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs.As a CEO and a mom of 7, Maria is walking the walk on eradicating workplace inequities. Today Maria is the CEO at Syndio, a SaaS startup helping companies around the world create an equitable workplace for all employees, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. That inspired me, and hence I invited Maria to my podcast. We explore what's broken in today's workplace when it comes to valuing people for the contribution they bring and paying them fairly independent of who they are. We discuss the pivot and what it took to change course. We discuss the effects the Pandemic introduced, and what was critical to not only bounce back, but actually come out stronger. And last but not least we address the role of the CEO in creating a business that people love talking about. Here are some of her quotes:If we get it right we quite literally transform society. I think the gender and race pay gaps resulted in lifetime wages that are often hundreds of 1000s of dollars less for women and people of color. So I think when you think about the wealth gap, and how we just compound over time, that's where we have a tremendous opportunity to transform society. And for companies, it's just as big because, if we get it right, it means they move away from this cycle of annual one and done remediation. And they actually get to stay on top of this proactively overtime on both sides.We really believe that workplace equity is a combination of two things. We started with pay equity, and now we're moving over to more broad workplace equity to look at promotions and when you can get to both. That's when you have a company that Really has an enduring ability to create value and to measure how they're valuing their employees not just for who they are, but the contributions they bring.During this interview, you will learn four things:That the odds of success and surviving any crisis starts with having a solution that's perceived as mission-critical, and not a nice to have.How to prioritize your roadmap by focusing on the smallest ingredient that driving the biggest impact for your ideal customersThat your ideal customers are not the ones that have the biggest budgets, but the ones where you align on world-views and show the courage to stick to it no matter whatHow to focus your leadership team on looking at a problem and brainstorming a solution collaboratively without blaming and fingerpointingFor more information about the guest from this week:Maria ColacurcioWebsite See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
How do you bridge the gaps that occur in your workflow? What's the best way to adapt? Join host Todd Weyandt and guest Justin Saeheng of Stanly X as they discuss the connection between the field and the shop, the most rampant problems in the industry today, and the potential of an open innovation platform in Contech. Justin Saeheng leads the Construction Technology team at Stanley X, where he is responsible for defining the product vision, strategy, and overall roadmap execution. Prior to Stanley X, Justin led product teams across various startups and large enterprises. Most recently, he was at a Series A software startup leading the Supply Chain team on first to market logistics SaaS features. Prior to that, Justin was a product manager at Uber Freight for the Marketplace Dynamics and the Carrier Fleet teams. At Adobe, Justin delivered innovative features for Adobe Analytics for Fortune 500 customers and led partnerships with Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.
Early on in her career, Michelle Seiler Tucker, took the Corporate America approach to her career recruited by a Fortune 500 company, and still felt like she couldn't get anything accomplished due to the slow moving culture. She decided it was time for a change. Today, with 20 years experience in mergers and acquisitions, she is an expert at buying, selling, growing, and fixing businesses and is the Founder & CEO of Seiler Tucker Incorporated. It's not what you know that gets you in trouble in life, it's what you don't know." - Michelle Seiler Tucker. Learn more about this episode of She's Got Moxie at joychudacoff.com/154
In this episode I talk to Yael C. Sivi who is a licensed Gestalt psychotherapist, executive coach and organizational consultant who has helped thousands of employees, managers and leaders in Fortune 1000 companies and nonprofit organizations on topics related to authentic leadership, emotional intelligence, and conscious collaboration. She is co-author of: Growing Up at Work: How to Transform Personally, Evolve Professionally, and Lead Authentically (River Grove Books, May 20, 2021). Learn more at Growingupatwork.com or Collaborative-Coaching.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Zach is a communications expert with more than a decade of experience in public relations, public affairs, marketing and both digital and social media. He has worked for the largest public relations agency in the world in Washington D.C. and Johannesburg and as an independent contractor, and now runs his own boutique communications firm. His clients have ranged from executives and Fortune 500 companies to startups and community businesses. He has launched and run an award-winning corporate news site, crafts and executes comprehensive communications strategies, including crisis communications plans, and specializes in customized trainings to help organizations hone in on their identities and set the foundation for a strong communications and marketing strategy. Zach also helps his clients scale internal and external communications capabilities. As a lifelong sports enthusiast with a love for politics, Zach enjoys working on teams to strategize, problem solve and win. His relationships with clients bring him joy, as does working with them as an extension of their teams, to help them meet their goals. Zach sits on the boards of two nonprofits and is an active member in his local community. He regularly speaks at conferences and is active in his local community. Zach has a passion for travel, conversation and wine, driven by his love for storytelling, history and place. He lives in the Charleston, S.C. area with his wife and son. Social Media Links: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zachgigliopr/ www.whoisgcm.com https://twitter.com/whoisgcm https://www.instagram.com/whoisgcm/ https://www.facebook.com/WhoIsGCM
Fortune and her mom Ginger talk about her upcoming trip to Palm Springs to celebrate Jax and Fortune's one year wedding anniversary. She bought a jumpsuit for it and makes a funny discovery. Episode sponsors: Go to www.GETQUIP.COM/fortune to get $10 off your Smart Electric Toothbrush. Thanks Territory Foods. To save $75 across your first three orders, plus free shipping, go to www.territoryfoods.com and use the promo code FORTUNE.
Welcome back to the Scale Your Small Business Podcast with your host, Jillian Flodstrom. This week, we're sitting down with Stephen Scoggins. He's helped Fortune 500 leaders, professional athletes, entertainers, hardworking individuals, and everyone in between exceed their wildest expectations in their life, business, and career. He spent three decades of setbacks, failures, breakdowns, losses, successes, and comebacks. Uses that knowledge to guide others toward lasting breakthroughs in any area of their life. Stephen has faced an incredible amount of seemingly insurmountable challenges and overcome even more incredible odds, including homelessness, to get to the place of success he has achieved today. He says it comes down to understanding that your level of expectation becomes your level of excellence. The expectations your set for yourself become reality. If you expect your lights, your water, your everything to get shut off--they will. Often, we get indoctrinated in the wrong direction. Unless we shake out of that, we ultimately lose sight of who we really could become if we really tried. If you're so focused on the problem, you're never ever going to be able to build momentum towards the solution. Part of breaking that cycle is finding a mentor who can raise that energy level, not one who is going to detract from yours. Isolating is a dangerous thing to do as an entrepreneur! It's never been easier to find a coach like that. Find someone you can learn from and emulate to find your own processes. From there, master them. If you can't get a mentor in person, there are plenty of virtual and online coaches, but in addition, there are thousands of helpful books and digital assets you can discuss. Be mindful, though. If you're spending all your time absorbing you're not doing and DOING. If you become a personal development junkie, you won't actually get anything moving forward. Stephen has an event coming up with 13 amazing thought leaders coming in. Tom Bilyeu, Lisa Bilyeu, Anthony Trucks, Evan Carmichael, Amberley Lago, Ray Higdon, Ira Davis, Mark Drager, Mel Abraham. This event is designed to meet you where you are and physically grab your hand and take you where you need to go. Over the course of three virtual days, you'll learn how to take action and make moves so you can level up to the capacity you want. If you keep hitting around the nail practicing your swing, you'll never actually hit the nail--this event helps you drive it into the board. Key Takeaways Your level of expectation becomes your level of excellence Finding the right mentor can break you out of a cycle of negative mentality Don't become a personal development junkie--you have to spend as much time doing as you do learning. LINKS https://go.stephenscoggins.com/vault/transform-u-live/info/ https://stephenscoggins.com/stuck-to-unstoppable/
It's not a question of if but when your business will be hit with a cyber or ransomware attack. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to become aware and proactive in order to protect your business. Brian Fritton is the CEO and Founder of the cybersecurity firm Havoc Shield. He's also an alumnus of the 2020 TechStars program and a founding member of Forbes Technology Council. Brian has built products and led engineering, design, and IT teams at companies with credentials such as Fortune's 500 Fastest Growing Companies, the Inc. 5000 List and Entrepreneur's 100 Most Brilliant Companies. He's been the “guy in the hot seat” — responsible for defending a small business from cyberattacks — as a FinTech CTO at Patch of Land and the VP of Engineering for a critical political campaign and enterprise data science software maker. Brian brings the founder's perspective to cybersecurity in an increasingly complicated and risk-filled environment.
John Warrillow is the founder of The Value Builder System. He has been recognized by B2B Marketing as one of the top 10 business-to-business marketers in the United States. John is the author of the bestselling book Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, which was recognized by both Fortune and Inc Magazine as one of the best business books of 2011. He started and exited four companies, including a quantitative market research business that was acquired by The Corporate Executive Board (NYSE: CEB) in 2008. Listen to this podcast and know John's interesting entrepreneurial journey. Please Enjoy! Would you please consider being 1% and leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/ iTunes if you enjoy the podcast? It takes less than 30 seconds, and it makes a world of difference in reaching new interesting guests! To sign up for Kevin's Podcast email Newsletter and to view the show notes & past guests please visit-https://officialkevindavid.com/podcast Follow Kevin: https://mmini.me/@FollowKD
In this episode, Kim Wendland shares how real estate can turn ordinary people into millionaires and the significance of building relationships to business success. Keep tuning in to be inspired by her story of success and happiness! Key Takeaways To Listen ForTaking responsibility and building a team with the same principles to serve people3 essence of successThings that will keep your team stay in syncHow to make your business self-sustaining amidst the global crisis Reinventing a system to scale up a business successfully Incorporating family core values into your business Resources Mentioned In This EpisodeA New Alphabet For Humanity by Leesa McGregorAbout Kim WendlandKim Wendlandis a single-family and multifamily real estate investor. She is a founding member and Director of Asset Management at Quattro Capital. She loves working alongside her partners: Maurice Philogene, Erin Hudson, Chad Sutton, and Tammy Sutton. Before real estate, she spent twenty-eight years in leadership positions at major corporations like IBM and Northrop Grumman serving Fortune 50 clients with multibillion-dollar outsourcing services. Kim made the transition from technology to real estate after performing the heart-wrenching work of settling three estates for loved ones. During those years she realized just how much real estate increased their wealth. So, her interests were peaked, and she jumped right into real estate never looking back! Her current passion is all about living a great life now, creating significant generational wealth, and giving back through philanthropy. She longs to make a difference and leave the world a little better than when she found it.Connect with Kim Website: Quattro Capital LinkedIn: Quattro CapitalInstagram: @quattrocapitalTo Connect With UsPlease visit our website: www.bonavestcapital.com and please click here, to leave a rating and review!SponsorThinking About Creating and Growing Your Own Podcast But Not Sure Where To Start?Visit GrowYourShow.com and Schedule a call with Adam A. Adams
Rick Barrera is known as the Revenue Accelerator for the work he does with entrepreneurs, small businesses and enterprise organizations to smooth the on-ramp and make them easier to do business with. He believes that you can generate any level of revenue you choose, whenever you choose to generate it. Rick worked with Dave Zerfoss, CEO at Husqvarna to take the company from 29 million dollars to half a billion in just over 10 years. Rick is frequently called upon to turn around troubled companies, returning them to robust profitability. He has personally started many companies including a seed company, newspaper delivery, babysitting, landscaping, photo studio, restaurant, vitamin company, sales and customer service training, concierge services, financial services, real estate, an online training company and a professional speaking firm. He is currently engaged with two M&A companies doing consolidations in two different industries. His current passion project is PartnerHere.com, an online marketplace enabling entrepreneurs to find business partners and resources...without cash. His goal is to build the world's largest online community for entrepreneurs of every stripe. As you will soon learn, he believes that entrepreneurship is the solution to many of the issues that we face as individuals, families and as a global community. Rick is also the Head of Faculty for the Center for Heart Led Leadership in Denver, Colorado where he works with SEAL Team leaders, world class mountain climbers, Fortune 500 CEO's, journalists, actors and astronauts to teach We Before Me, relationship focused leadership, to the next generation of leaders. His client list numbers in the thousands and includes Abbott Labs, American Airlines, Ameriprise, AT&T, AutoCrib, AutoZone, Bayer, Black and Decker, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caterpillar, Chevron, Cigna, Conoco, Dairy Queen, eBay, EMC, Fidelity, Ford Motor Company, Four Seasons Hotels, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, Hallmark Cards, Harley-Davidson, Hilton, Honda, Honeywell, HP, Husqvarna, IBM, Intel, Intuit, John Hancock, Johnson Controls, Kaiser, Lenovo, Les Schwab Tires, Lexus, Marriott, Merrill Lynch, Monsanto, Nissan, REMAX, Ritz-Carlton, Time Warner, Verizon, Volvo, Weyerhaeuser and Wells Fargo. Rick is a well-known business thought leader having written 8 books on leadership, branding, customer service, sales, and personal development including two best-sellers, Non-Manipulative Selling & Overpromise and Overdeliver. Contact Rick: Website Company Website LinkedIn YouTube Instagram
Kevin Cullen is the president of Leadera Consulting Group. He has spent 40 years working in the field of personal and organizational transformation, providing business consulting, training, and development to individual leaders and Fortune 500 companies. His expertise and commitment to the development of leadership skills within an organization have allowed business leaders to define and seize growth opportunities, rapidly improve performance, build the culture, and attain specific, measurable business results within their organizations. Kevin has found the key to achieving extraordinary results versus more of the same is created through disruption and coaches his clients on how to be effective disruptors in their organizations. Free download: 7 Elements of a Breakthrough Charter Free download: 9-Step Guide to an Effective Leadership Message
On this week's episode of Nina's Got Good News, host Nina B. Clarke is joined by her Good News VIP Guest of the Week, Kara Goldin! Kara is the CEO and Founder of Hint Inc. and their award-winning unsweetened flavored water, Hint Water. She has been named to Fast Company's Most Creative People in Business, Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and many more prestigious honors. Nina and Kara discuss the inspiration behind Hint Water, and the benefits of drinking more water in a person's everyday life. They talk about how Hint has been impacted by the pandemic, the power of being kind in your life, and so much more! ——————— Follow Nina on Instagram: www.instagram.com/ninabclarke/ Follow Nina on Twitter: twitter.com/ninabclarke Visit Nina's blog: www.ninabradleyclarke.com Visit Nina's Beautycounter shop: www.beautycounter.com/ninabradleyclarke Visit Hint's website: https://www.drinkhint.com Follow Kara on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karagoldin/ Check out Kara's official website: https://karagoldin.com Buy Kara's book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400220289/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1400220289&linkCode=as2&tag=karagoldin0e-20&linkId=ab4a4bb5772ae5154fb5288b1aaa9db0 Subscribe to The Kara Goldin Show podcast on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1327208777?mt=2&app=podcast&ls=1 On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6MNK5JSgmQcGgeI77MwMJS
Do What Matters Most! In this episode, Steve Shallenberger shared how he started his first company when he was only 16 years old and the lessons he has learned along his journey Take away: Know what's important to you and act on it. Action step: Get a copy of “Do What Matters Most” it will change your life. Money Learnings: Steve's grandfather introduced him to his mentor and he started his own company at a young age. Bio: Rob and Steve Shallenberger, Founder and CEO of Becoming Your Best Global Leadership, are devoted to helping individuals and organizations achieve their maximum potential. Steve has successfully led companies in four different industries and has a keen understanding of how to thrive in business. Rob has trained and coached hundreds of companies around the world, including many Fortune 500 organizations, in leadership, planning, and time-management. Previously, he served as an F-16 Fighter Pilot in the Air Force for 11 years. Their new book is Do What Matters Most: Lead with a Vision, Manage with a Plan, Prioritize Your Time (BK Publishers, Inc., May 18, 2021) Highlights from this episode: Link to episode page Steve started his first company when he was 16 What inspired him to write his book “Do What Matters Most” Create a personal vision that's written down Living your life by design Steve talks about setting up a pre-week plan www.BecomingYourBest.com SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/BecomingYourBest https://www.linkedin.com/company/2928286 https://twitter.com/BYB https://www.instagram.com/becomingyourbestglobal/ Richer Soul Life Beyond Money. You got rich, now what? Let's talk about your journey to more a purposeful, intentional, amazing life. Where are you going to go and how are you going to get there? Let's figure that out together. At the core is the financial well being to be able to do what you want, when you want, how you want. It's about personal freedom! Thanks for listening! Show Sponsor: http://profitcomesfirst.com/ Schedule your free no obligation call: https://bookme.name/rockyl/lite/intro-appointment-15-minutes If you like the show please leave a review on iTunes: http://bit.do/richersoul https://www.facebook.com/richersoul http://richersoul.com/ email@example.com Some music provided by Junan from Junan Podcast Any financial advice is for educational purposes only and you should consult with an expert for your specific needs.
If you've been interested in learning about Supplier Diversity Certification, you are a Certified Diverse Business and you want to better leverage your certification for corporate opportunities, or you are an organizational leader who wants to understand the benefits of supplier diversity, you're going to love my guests on Moxielicious® episode 403. Heather Cox is an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, and consultant. She brings her tireless energy to the cause of making the business world more closely resemble the real world. Heather champions diversity and inclusion through her work as an entrepreneur, giving business leaders the tools to improve their numbers and advance their companies. As Co-Mastermind of Diversity Masterminds®, Heather assists all diverse owned businesses to increase their visibility in markets and make creative connections that accelerate growth. Liz Whitehead is an award-winning business development consultant that specializes in guiding diverse businesses to leverage their certification and benefit from corporate supplier diversity initiatives. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as certified business enterprises who are invested in making the most of their certification. She supports her clients in reaching their goals through facilitation, consulting, and one-on-one coaching. In late-2020, I embarked on the Supplier Diversity Certification process, and I'm so glad I did. Heather Cox, the Co-Founder and President of Certify My Company, shepherded Steve and me through the process. Through Heather, I met Liz Whitehead, the CEO of 12PointFive, and Liz's partner in Diversity Masterminds. Diversity Masterminds helps Certified Diverse Business Owners make the most of their certification once it's granted. I invited Heather and Liz onto Moxielicious® to demystify Supplier Diversity Certification. As I share in episode 403, I first learned about the opportunity in 2012 or 2013 from a corporate client – and it took me almost a decade to go through the process because of a lot of the myths of Supplier Diversity Certification I bought into. During our conversation on Supplier Diversity Certification, we discuss: What Supplier Diversity Certification is (and isn't) as well as the big 5 Supplier Diversity Certification categories The types of companies that most benefit from Supplier Diversity Certification (Hint: most coaches, consultants, and trainers who want to win more corporate work DO benefit – if they understand how to leverage their certification once it's granted) The top myths that keep women entrepreneurs from getting certified – including that the paperwork is overwhelming and certification is only for companies who want to work with the government How to actually get business after Supplier Diversity Certification – from large companies and from fellow Diverse Business Owners The importance of a proper Capabilities Statement when marketing to organizations – and how to differentiate yourself from others in your space without being vague or making false claims Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Learn more about Heather and Liz's program, Diversity Masterminds, that picks up where Supplier Diversity Certification ends – and join me in the Fall 2021 cohort Sign-up for my free virtual workshop – Amplify Your Voice, Visibility and Influence While Getting Paid to Show Your Clients (or Employees) How to Do the Same Please leave a review and subscribe to Moxielicious® via Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, or Spotify so you never miss an episode!
This week we're replaying a classic episode where your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Zoe Littlepage of Littlepage, Booth, Leckman ( http://www.littlepagebooth.com/ ). Remember to rate and review GTP in iTunes: Click Here To Rate and Review Case Details: Three Nevada women who developed breast cancer as a result of their use of Wyeth's hormone replacement drugs, Prempro and Premarin. The jury found that Prempro and Premarin helped cause their cancers and that Wyeth misled the public about the drugs' health risks. The court ultimately awarded $22.8 million in compensatory damages and $35 million in punitive damages. Read/Download the Complete Trial Documents Guest Bio: Zoe Littlepage's practice focuses on complex cases including mass torts, defective medical product or drug cases as well as human rights issues. She typically spends months each year in trial, all across the country. Ms. Littlepage's jury awards made the list of the Top 10 Largest Verdicts in the country for 2007, 2009 and 2010. In 2011, Zoe Littlepage was induced into The Inner Circle of Advocates. Founded in 1972, The Inner Circle of Advocates is an invitation only group of 100 of the best trial lawyers in America who are selected for their character, experience and success in the courtroom. The Inner Circle of Advocates was described by The Washington Post as, "A select group of 100 of the nation's most celebrated trial lawyers" and is recognized as one of the most exclusive groups of attorneys in the nation. Inner Circle members often work collectively to share experience, skills and knowledge in pursuit of justice. American Lawyer magazine as well as Fortune magazine named Ms. Littlepage as one of America's “Premiere Lawyers.” She has also been nominated as a “Super Lawyer” as well as “Top Lawyer” in the country multiple years running. In 2008, she received the Clarence Darrow award for Best Mass Tort Lawyer. Texas Lawyer praises Ms. Littlepage's tenacity stating “all bets should be on Littlepage.” Chambers USA, a legal publisher, recognizes Zoe Littlepage as a leading lawyer in nationwide product liability litigation and notes that “Zoe Littlepage of Littlepage Booth does ‘a bang-up job for plaintiffs.'” According to lawyers interviewed by Chambers USA, “[w]hen you see her, you know you have a fight on your hands.” Read Full Bio Here Show Sponsors: Legal Technology Services - LegalTechService.com Digital Law Marketing - DigitalLawMarketing.com Harris, Lowry, and Manton - hlmlawfirm.com Free Resources: Stages Of A Jury Trial - Part 1 Stages Of A Jury Trial - Part 2
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Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 24 books including 12 best sellers and 5 children's books. His books include the timeless classic The Energy Bus which has sold over 2 million copies, The Carpenter which was a top 5 business book of the year, Training Camp, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of a Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, Stay Positive, and The Garden. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, Campbell's Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, Miami Heat, The Los Angeles Rams, Snapchat, Truist Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, West Point Academy and more.
Michael F. Schein teaches that hype is more ethical and effective than traditional or digital marketing. Really? David, our host, discusses Michael's conclusions on this episode of the Manage 2 Win podcast as we resume our show after a three-month break. It's FUN to be back! Michael is a great guest. He shares tips from his new book, The Hype Handbook: 12 Indispensable Success Secrets From the World's Greatest Propagandists, Self-Promoters, Cult Leaders, Mischief Makers, and Boundary Breakers, which is published by McGraw Hill. Find it at your favorite bookseller. Michael is also the founder and president of MicroFame Media, a company that specializes in making consultants and coaches famous in their fields. Some of his clients have included eBay, Magento, The Medici Group, University of Pennsylvania, Gordon College, University of California Irvine, United Methodist Publishing House, Ricoh, LinkedIn, and Citrix. His writing has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today, and Huffington Post, and he is a speaker for international audiences spanning from the northeastern United States to the southeastern coast of China. Did China learn hype from Michael? No comment… Don't miss this discussion to learn how you can get new clients by promoting yourself and/or your company differently.
Find out what a Squircle principle is that helps solve the countless problems leaders face in today's digital world Find a new perspective to enable people to perform more with less effort Discover how to engage people into a 'change dynamic' to make way for a new path to performance Resources/Links: Discover your Squircle score. Click here: https://squircleacademy.com/test/ Summary How do you increase agility, creativity, and lower burnout? Are you looking for a new perspective to engage and enable people to perform? Do you want to engage people to perform without teaching them but taking them through experience? Wall Street Journal / USA Today international best-selling author Francis Cholle uses deep human learning and cognitive science to help leaders and Fortune 500 solve complex problems and thrive in disruption. In this episode, Francis shares how he uses deep human learning and cognitive science to help leaders and Fortune 500 solve complex problems and thrive in disruption through the Squircle approach. Check out these episode highlights: 01:39 - Francis's ideal client - "So our ideal clients are HR executives, the C-suites of organizations, CMOs, CFOs, where all the people work to impact the culture of the organization to get better results. And we also market to coaches and consultants." 02:13 - Problem that Francis helps to solve - "So everybody's looking for agility and creativity today in this fast, disruptive world that you were mentioning before. You know, and those are kind of empty words. We make them really real. And we actually show the path visually with a simple model that everybody can understand how to access that natural innate potential that's so rarely tapped into in business." 03:10 - Symptoms to the clients' problems before they find Francis's solution - "So the symptoms are usually how to engage people into change dynamics. You know, nobody likes to change habits, right? People I've worked with, talked to today, their main problems are engagement, people are tired, they reach a place of burnout when they don't notice burnout anymore. They work nine to nine. And sometimes they don't stop over the weekend." 05:06 - Common mistakes people make in trying to solve the problem: "It's the way we look at problems, the way we ask questions." 06:19 - Francis' Valuable Free Action (VFA): - "In the Squircle book and the website, you'll find an image where you have the circle or adaptability, creativity, agility, natural, you know, it's represented by the circle and then the frame, the square being structured, logic, dependability. So, we live in a culture where the circle is within the square and that square, the circle cannot fly, you know, like a bird, cannot fly, so the free thing is, liberate the natural part of ourselves. Let the circle encircle the square." 07:00 - Francis's Valuable Free Resource (VFR): - Check out Francis' website https://squircleacademy.com/test/ 07:53 - Q: Why is it credible? A: Because it's science-based, everything we do at the human company is researched. It all was generated through work that we did 15 years ago for L'Oreal. We did a deep dive into the culture. We mobilized the latest in scientific research, and we still are, you know, validating everything we do through research. And it's been pressure-tested by 250,000 executives around the world in more than 24 hours. Tweetable Takeaways from this Episode: “Liberate the natural part of ourselves. Let the circle actually encircle the square.” -Francis CholleClick To Tweet Transcript (Note, this was transcribed using a transcription software and may not reflect the exact words used in the podcast) Tom Poland 00:10 Greetings everyone, and a very warm welcome to another edition of Marketing the Invisible.
Our guest this week is Kirsten Jordan. Kirsten is the first female cast member on Bravo's Million Dollar Listing. She's brokered deals worth a half-billion dollars for Oscar-winning actors, mega influencers, and Fortune 500 leaders. And she's pitching her recently completed book that addresses what makes balancing work and life possible. Listen to this interview and get advice about lead generation, having market knowledge, and what it takes to balance a super-busy work schedule with non-negotiable family time. And don't forget to check out the show notes for more in-depth information and added details not included in the episode. Visit www.staypaidpodcast.com. Connect | Resources Website: KirstenJordan.com Instagram: @Kirsten.Jordan
Bestselling author and world-renowned Intuitive and healer, Laura Day has spent three decades helping individuals, organizations, and blue-chip brands use their innate intuitive abilities to create profound changes in their paths to success. Her work centers on the demystification of intuition, demonstrating its practical, verifiable uses in the fields of business, science, medicine, and personal growth. Day has released six groundbreaking books including Practical Intuition and How to Rule the World from Your Couch, which both topped the New York Times Bestseller list. She has trained thousands of people around the world including scientists, celebrities, business executives representing Fortune 500 companies, and other professionals who she has helped to realize their goals while creating supportive and inspiring communities. She has continued to grow her community and enlighten students, speaking regularly both domestically and abroad, and on social media, and has made numerous television appearances on CNN, Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, The View, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and many more. Find Laura Day HERE #intuition #practicalintuition #lauraday #spiritual #spiritualshit Find me at thelovelyalea.com and hang out with me on Patreon to get access to behind the scenes, workshops and many more! See ya on Instagram! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alealovely/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alealovely/support
How can you get smarter about getting smarter? Our guest Elizabeth Ricker, author of Smarter Tomorrow, introduces us to neurohacks that can cognitive functioning. She explains her concept of scientific self-help and how to improve cognitive functioning through a variety of short exercises and experiments. We discuss: The story of her middle school math teacher How neurohacking and scientific self-help work with how to improve cognitive functioning What she learned from tracking her New Year's Resolutions since 2011 What we need to know about cognitive functioning that may be different than we expect The New IQ and the New EQ Common Lifestyle Bottlenecks – and how they can be addressed and improve cognitive functioning How Serious Brain Games can improve executive function The MIND diet How having an accountability partner can help The key messages from her book Smarter Tomorrow Elizabeth joins us from San Francisco. ________________________ Bio Elizabeth R. Ricker is the author of the new book, Smarter Tomorrow: How 15 Minutes of Neurohacking a Day Can Help You Work Better, Think Faster, and Get More Done Her work has been featured globally, including in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, on SiriusXM radio, and on public broadcast TV in Europe. She has given talks on cognitive enhancement and neurohacking across the US and overseas. She is a sought-after expert by Silicon Valley venture capital firms, technology startups, schools, and the Fortune 500. She runs the citizen neuroscience, DIY, and neurohacking organization, NeuroEducate, and her consulting and speaking work goes through Ricker Labs. Ricker received her undergraduate degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from MIT and her graduate degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard. In college, she worked in the neuroscience lab of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Susumu Tonegawa. Ricker was also a nationally ranked athlete and class president-- the latter of which occasionally involved such serious duties as dressing up in a giant rodent costume to play Tim the Beaver, the MIT mascot. __________________________ Wise Quotes On Neurohacking "I think before you dive into all the things that the media is going to tell you that are falling apart as you get older, I think it's really important to just start with the things that you are probably stronger at than you realize. This is a really important thing with neurohacking - to start with an understanding of where you're strong and then understand what your personal bottlenecks are so that you can personalize everything that you do." On Scientific Self Help "You can take a very scientific approach to your life and the things that seem kind of abstract and maybe not under your control, like life satisfaction or mental performance - these things seem uncontrollable. I think they seem like you're either born with them or fate seems to play a role and you just don't have control over them. And what I want to really introduce to people is that we actually have a lot of data, and we have this tool, which is self-experimentation, that can allow you to actually take control over it. And if it helps at all, when you look back at the number of Nobel prize winners who have won awards in medicine or physiology, a surprising percentage of them actually ran self-experiments in the exact area that they won the Nobel prize in. So you will actually be in pretty good company. This is not some [sci-fi] stuff. This is something that even very various data scientists have done themselves. So, [there's] no reason why you can't ask and approach things just like a Nobel prize winner." On Neurohacking "...When you start your neurohacking, I think of there being a pyramid. So before you get into the really fancy neurohacks, like later on in the book, I talk about neurostimulation, neurofeedback, these sort of lab-grade technologies that are now - due to the decrease in consume...
Dylan Beynon is the Founder & CEO of Mindbloom, a telehealth psychedelic therapy startup. Dylan founded Mindbloom to help people treat mental disorders with clinically back solutions involving ketamine. This is Dylan's third startup and he has already raised money from some blue chip investors, including Founders Fund. Mindbloom is on pace to deliver 100,000+ psychedelic therapy sessions by the end of 2021 and is aiming to climb from 13 to 42 states of operation. In this episode, Dylan and Aaron discuss finding a Chief Medical Officer, ketamine's history of use, and Dylan's vision for a healthier future. Sign up for a Weekly Email that will Expand Your Mind. Dylan Benyon's Challenge; Take 110% responsibility for your mental health. Read a book about mental health and well-being like Awareness by Anthony de Mello, The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer, and Letters From a Stoic by Seneca. Connect with Dylan Benyon Linkedin Twitter MindBloom Website If you liked this interview, check out our interview with Henry Schuck where we discuss sales and taking ZoomInfo public. Text Me What You Think of This Episode 412-278-7680 Underwritten by Piper Creative Piper Creative makes creating podcasts, vlogs, and videos easy. How? Click here and Learn more. We work with Fortune 500s, medium-sized companies, and entrepreneurs. Follow Piper as we grow YouTube Instagram Subscribe on iTunes | Stitcher | Overcast | Spotify
Anirudh Singh sits down with Meka Asonye, Partner at First Round Capital. In this episode they discuss: - Meka's early career, including spending time with the Cleveland Indians - Heading Stripe's Startup/SMB business - How Meka became an angel investor and later decided to join First Round Capital - Being fluent in Pig Latin And much more! Meka Asonye is a Partner at First Round Capital based in San Francisco. Before moving into venture, Meka was an active angel investor backing companies such as Coda, Common Room, Rimeto (acq. by Slack), Snackpass and Stytch. Previously, he served as the VP of Sales & Services at Mixpanel, where he ran the more than 100-person global revenue team and owned the customer lifecycle from first website visit to renewal. Before Mixpanel, Meka spent four years at Stripe as it scaled from 250 to 2000 people and matured its sales org. When he first joined in 2016, Meka served as one of the payments company's early account executives, leading their first attempts to go upmarket and land enterprise logos. For the next three years, he headed up Stripe's Startup/SMB business, which involved launching outbound sales, optimizing self-serve, building a customer success function, opening new offices, and finding creative ways to holistically support startup customers. Prior to joining Stripe, Meka served as Case Team Leader at Bain in San Francisco, partnering with the C-Suites of Fortune 50 companies across different verticals. Meka started his career working in Player Development & Baseball Operations for the Cleveland Indians, where managed operations of the Minor League system and advised the General Manager on Major League roster and payroll allocation through advanced statistical analysis. Meka earned a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Economics and Finance from Princeton and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He's an instrument rated private pilot and diehard Chicago Bears fan. For more FinTech insights, follow us below: Medium: medium.com/wharton-fintech LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/wharton-fintech-club/ WFT Twitter: twitter.com/whartonfintech Anirudh's Twitter: twitter.com/avsingh_24
How Gen Z Will Change the Workplace with Mark BealGen Z Expert, Mark Beal joins Jeanie in today's episode to discuss the impact Generation Z is having in the workplace. Mark collaborates daily with Gen Z as a full-time professor of practice in public relations at Rutgers University, and is a facilitator of research and surveys of Gen Z. In this episode, Mark shares his research findings and classroom experiences from working with Gen Z. He dives deep into why organizations need to be thinking about this generation as they're growing and evolving their business. As well as, what Gen Z is looking for when it comes to their job position and integration within an organization. Considered one of the leading experts on Generation Z (Gen Z), Mark Beal authors columns about Gen Z for leading media outlets, is interviewed frequently by media and delivers weekly Gen Z keynote speeches to organizations including the Association of National Advertisers, American Marketing Association, Public Relations Society of America, professional sports leagues, Fortune 100 corporations, non-profits, universities and conferences. Mark is the host of the 101 Lessons In Leadership podcast and is invited to speak regularly to groups of high school and college students as well as established professionals who are planning for the next chapter in their career. If you're thinking about the evolution and future of your business, this conversation is for you!3:38 Introduction to Mark 4:48 Mark shares how he made the pivot to focus on Gen Z7:05 Attributes of Generation Z and what Gen Z employees are looking for in an employer10:08 The importance of belonging12:12 What's at stake if business don't embrace the mindset of Gen Z14:47 How Gen Z is the generation of transformational chaos 20:35 Mentor vs Manager24:46 Mark shares about his teachings at Rutgers University28:38 How Mark has been inspired by Generation Z 32:55 What Mark is currently working towards35:58 The people in Mark's life that keep him focused and accountable 39:12 Mark's personal journey and internal workResources Mentioned: Decoding Gen Z by Mark Beal: https://www.amazon.com/Decoding-Gen-Generation-Corporate-Marketers/dp/1724080881/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=decoding+gen+z+mark+beal&qid=1632253900&s=books&sr=1-1 Connect with Guest Name:https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-beal-a24338a/ Subscribe: Warriors At Work PodcastsWebsite: Jeaniecoomber.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/986666321719033/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeanie_coomber/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeanie_coomberLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanie-coomber-90973b4/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMZ2HyNNyPoeCSqKClBC_w
Mike Montague interviews Rebecca Heiss on How to Succeed at Fearing Less. The scariest thing is living a life full of fear. That's not living. That's relying on fear-based instinct to make choices for us. Rebecca has dedicated her life to pushing back on those instincts and leaning into the discomfort. Rebecca Heiss is a speaker and author of Instinct. Find her at https://rebeccaheiss.com/. In this episode: The best attitude, behavior and technique on how to succeed at fearing less Biology and psychology conspire to make us more fearful People actually cheer us on when we push past our fear Fear feels real at the moment - we have to determine if it is real Change your feeling of fear to a feeling of excitement The placebo effect is real Slow your breath Distract yourself Start with a small step Seven instincts hold us back Rebecca's definition of success Podcast: https://howtosucceed.libsyn.com/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-succeed-podcast-by/id1097591566 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/00JoVzRtMzmQB5Ae5RWWQZ The How to Succeed Podcast is a public and free podcast from Sandler Training, the worldwide leader in sales, management, and customer service training for individuals all the way up to Fortune 500 companies with over 250 locations around the globe. Find white papers, webinars, and more in our free Sandler E-Learning Library: https://www.sandler.com/sell Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a comment!