Smart Business Writing with Kent Sanders
Looking for a creative boost in your writing? Join us for the Daily Writer Retreat on May 2-4 in historic St. Charles, Missouri! Space is limited so act fast! * * * Most of our podcast guests come from a background of writing or creative work. I'm excited today to feature a conversation with a renowned business leader who recently wrote his first book and is on a mission to help others experience purpose and growth. Mark A. Mears is a #1 bestselling author, keynote speaker, consultant, and visionary business leader. He has a significant track record of building shareholder value. He has driven innovation and profitable growth among world-class, high-profile brands such as PepsiCo/Pizza Hut, McDonald's, Frito-Lay, JCPenney, NBCUniversal, and The Cheesecake Factory. Today, Mark serves as Chief Growth Officer for LEAF Growth Ventures, LLC—a consulting firm helping individuals, teams, and organizations find purpose in fulfilling their true growth potential while making a positive, lasting difference in the world. Mark is also a member of the Senior Leader Network within Conscious Capitalism, Inc. He recently released a new book, The Purposeful Growth Revolution: 4 Ways to Grow from Leader to Legacy Builder. In our conversation, Mark shares his background in corporate America and the turning point that led to him writing his first book. You'll learn the habits behind his writing a draft of a 400+ page book, how to achieve your writing goals by overcoming fear and uncertainty, and lots of strategies for taking action to get what you want and grow in ways you never thought possible. You can connect with Mark at https://www.MarkAMears.com, where you can also download his Free Purposeful Growth Self-Assessment.
Antonella Pisani helps you manage performance of your remote workers Episode 900: Performance Management in a Remote Environment by Antonella Pisani Antonella brings more than 24 years of digital experience with a focus on e-commerce leadership and digital marketing. Prior to starting Eyeful, she held VP and SVP roles at companies including Proflowers, Guitar Center, JCPenney, and Fossil. Antonella is an avid traveler and photographer, with a particular passion for visiting places off the beaten path including Antarctica, Easter Island, Bhutan and the Arctic. She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and knows enough French and Italian to get by with locals. She's based in Dallas, TX, and is a member of both The North Texas Food Bank Advisory Council, and the Dwell with Dignity Board of Directors. The original post can be found here: https://www.eyefulmedia.com/blog/performance-management-remote-workers Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalStartUpDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
SARINA PAULSON is an entrepreneur and small business owner you need to hear. Paulson, who attended St. Mel, St. Francis, and Sac State, is the owner of the successful Willo Salons in Sacramento, Roseville, Fair Oaks, and Elk Grove. Her success is no secret. Starting in November 2019, Willo Salons has quickly become a household name in the areas it represents. It all started by watching her mom as a young business owner. That was followed by a 15-year career with JC Penney. Paulson is a true representative of small business done great. You are in for a treat.NOTE | New Format Starts Today for Experience the Buzz
This week we welcome Kevin Tulip, Primark's US President, as our guest to discuss what makes the Ireland-based purveyor of affordable fashion, home, and beauty products so remarkable and why they've chosen a slow and steady approach to global expansion.We also learn about the brand's Dublin origins, how the concept has evolved, and their decision to grow to 60 locations in the US by 2026 and 530 stores worldwide. We also learn why they've historically and rather controversially avoided a big push into e-commerce and how they view the critical role of physical stores in growth strategy. But first we dissect the week in retail news with a return to the Wobbly Unicorn Corner (and Steve's warnings of a retail disruptor apocalypse) by reviewing poor earnings news from Allbirds, Stitch Fix, and ThredUp. In far happier news, Dick's Sporting Goods and Ulta show us the money, adding to their string of strong results. In our quick hits section we review an unusual view into JC Penney's (poor) earnings, Gap's disappointing holiday season and leadership revolving door, and question whether Amazon Go might be going, going, gone. We wrap up wondering whether Bunning's (the Australia-based home improvement retailer) move into the pet category suggests a novel evolution of the format.******Past episodes mentioned:BONUS EPISODE: Suzanne Long, Chief Sustainability and Transformation Officer, Albertsons, Previews Her World Retail Congress KeynoteDot Com Bomb: The Sequel? with Special Guest Daniel McCarthy About KevinKevin Tulip is the US President of Primark, leading US operations. He previously led Primark's Benelux business and joined the US team in October 2021. He has been with Primark since the beginning of his career when he started working at a retail store in 2002.About UsSteve Dennis is an advisor, keynote speaker and author on strategic growth and business innovation. You can learn more about Steve on his website. The expanded and revised edition of his bestselling book Remarkable Retail: How To Win & Keep Customers in the Age of Disruption is now available at Amazon or just about anywhere else books are sold. Steve regularly shares his insights in his role as a Forbes senior contributor and on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also check out his speaker "sizzle" reel here.Michael LeBlanc is the Founder & President of M.E. LeBlanc & Company Inc and a Senior Advisor to Retail Council of Canada as part of his advisory and consulting practice. He brings 25+ years of brand/retail/marketing & eCommerce leadership experience, and has been on the front lines of retail industry change for his entire career. Michael is the producer and host of a network of leading podcasts including Canada's top retail industry podcast, The Voice of Retail, plus Global eCommerce Leaders podcast, and The Food Professor with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois. You can learn more about Michael here or on LinkedIn. Be sure and check out Michael's latest venture for fun and influencer riches - Last Request Barbecue, his YouTube BBQ cooking channel!
In this episode of the Crack House Chronicles Donnie and Dale discuss Joseph Augustus Zarelli - The Boy In The Box. On Feb. 25, 1957, a college student was wandering in a wooded area of Philadelphia's Fox Chase neighborhood when he found the dead body of a little boy in a box. The child had been beaten to death and wrapped in a blanket before being left in a JC Penney box he was found in. He was malnourished and had seven scars, three of which may have been surgical scars. Then, after nearly 66 years, on Dec. 6, 2022, Philadelphia police held a news conference to reveal they had used the latest DNA and genetic genealogy techniques to identify the boy, according to The New York Times. His name was Joseph Augustus Zarelli. He'd been born on Jan. 13, 1953, and he was only 4 years old when he died. https://www.crackhousechronicles.com/ https://www.tiktok.com/@crackhousechronicls https://www.facebook.com/crackhousechronicles Check out our MERCH! https://www.teepublic.com/user/crackhousechronicles Sources: https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/crimefeed/news/the-boy-in-the-box-finally-identified-65-years-after-his-body-was-discovered https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Joseph_Augustus_Zarelli https://allthatsinteresting.com/boy-in-the-box https://www.inquirer.com/news/live/boy-in-box-philadelphia-name-identity-solved-20221208.html
Recently, a listener to the podcast took me up on my free coaching call option on my website. Niki Kempf of Custom Cleaning in Dyersburg, TN had some pretty big questions. Niki was close to pulling the trigger on a coaching program for $10,000+ and decided to hold off. She left that situation discouraged as her family has big dreams and no idea how to get there. Our call was awesome. I didn't ask her about her business or what she wanted her business to look like. Instead, I asked her about her dream. She shared an awesome vision. First of all, she is recently married and Niki and her husband want to grow their personal ministry to help people coming out of rehabilitation programs. She wants to mentor them, possibly hire them, and definitely donate to organizations that support them. She wants to get her husband out of his job to help her in the cleaning business. This lit her up! Then she told me something amazing. They have a dream to give away 80% of their income. Whoa! I shared the JC Penney story and how he was known for giving away 90% and living off 10%. This is the opposite model of the church/tithing model where the Christian tithes 10% and lives off 90%. Niki loved this. Then I built her dream as I shared a story of a cleaning friend doing something similar. Jessica comes from a rough situation where she dealt with abuse. She has a huge dream to help battered women in her area. She wants to hire woman coming out of the shelters to get them back on their feet. Then she wants to start a non-profit where her cleaning business funds a portion and both the cleaning business and non-profit could be in a commercial building that she buys. Jessica would have a building for everything she wanted to do and the income to do it. Niki LOVED this even more. That's when I shared the Home Depot story. "Niki, let's say you wanted to hang a picture in your living room. You walk into Home Depot and find a worker. You ask him where the tools are for hanging pictures. Instead of telling you, he asks you a question back. In fact, he asks several questions. How large is the picture frame? How much does it weigh? Is it fragile, made of glass? What type of wall are you hanging it on? Is it plaster or dry wall? If it's plaster, how thick is the plaster and is there brick behind it? If it's drywall, can you locate the studs or will you be able to use studs? You would look at this Home Depot employee like he had two heads. You'd wonder why that all mattered as you simply want to hang the picture frame and need the tools."Read the rest of this article at the Smart Cleaning School website
SARINA PAULSON is an entrepreneur and small business owner you need to hear. Paulson, who attended St. Mel, St. Francis, and Sac State, is the owner of the successful Willo Salons in Sacramento, Roseville, Fair Oaks, and Elk Grove. Her success is no secret. Starting in November 2019, Willo Salons has quickly become a household name in the areas it represents. It all started by watching her mom as a young business owner. That was followed by a 15-year career with JC Penney. Paulson is a true representative of small business done great. You are in for a treat.NOTE | New Format Starts Today for Experience the Buzz
JOIN THE CLUB Eager for more tools and resources to help you find your fierce? Now you can join the club and additional content across the four content pillars using the Fierce Lab app. As a member you'll get access to articles, guides, checklists, video content, and workshops, as well as exclusive events for members only. Don't miss out! Sheeba Philip is a woman tremendously motivated by her faith and purpose, and her platform is business. In fact, she has spent the last 25 years across multiple industries and sectors, all with the core objective of building brands that deeply connect with consumers and create positive change in the world. From her vast experience in the private sector working with brands like Oreo and JCPenney, as well as nonprofits and startups, Sheeba launched her own advisory consulting practice to share her wealth of knowledge, including years of wins and lessons, to empower and equip leaders building purpose-driven brands. The keys to Sheeba's success have been identifying her North Star (what guides her and keeps her going), defining success and failure for herself, knowing when to “move up” versus “move out” in her career, taking inventory of her gifts and joys in the workplace, reflecting on and journaling about her talents and times she's overcome fear and doubt, taking courageous action toward what she wants, and allowing her community of trusted advisors to speak into her life. Just to name a few… Sheeba and Tara touch on these and more in this insight-filled episode of the Fierce Lab podcast about courageous leadership. Don't miss this one! FOLLOW FIERCE LAB Follow Fierce Lab on Instagram or LinkedIn for the latest updates. Please be sure to SUBSCRIBE, REVIEW, and SHARE Fierce Lab with women who are looking for community and tools for leveling up.
The Naturally Beautiful Podcast
Hello #naturallybeautifulfam!On today's epsiode, Sabrine interviews Abena Boamah, Founder of hanahana beauty. hanahana beauty is an award-winning, consciously clean skincare brand that focuses on social impact, storytelling and sourcing its ingredients directly from Ghana. hanahana beauty can be found online via their website, in JcPenney stores and starting March 5th, in Ulta stores!In this episode we discuss:Abena's natural hair journeyWhy she loves having short hairThe inspiration behind creating hanahana beautyThe journey and process finding and sourcing suppliers in GhanaThe importance of using storytelling and social impact as a brandHow she started the brand with $1kUsing your strengths to scale your brand Advice for business owners looking to partner with major brandsand much more!This episode of The Naturally Beautiful Podcast is proudly sponsored by Credit.comTo sign up for ExtraCredit, go to credit.com/naturallybeautiful and get started there. To sweeten the deal you can even get the first 7 days absolutely free. It is just $24.99+ tax a month after the free trial. You can cancel anytime.For more information about hanahana beauty visit:www.hanahanabeauty.comIG: @hanahana_beautyFor more information about Naturally Beautiful visit:www.naturallybeautiful.coIG: @naturallybeautiful.co
Learning from failure ought to be easy. Good experiments should fail, about half the time, especially if they aren't costly. And agile experiments are designed to be low cost. But failure, it turns out, freaks us out, especially when we are new to a field. That might explain why agile transformations fail at a very high rate, even though the benefits of agile are well studied. Folks in an agile transformation are new to agile, and little failures at the beginning can lead them to run away.In this episode, Dan Dickson and Dan Greening talk about a recently published paper, "You Think Failure is Hard? So is Learning from It." We discuss the insights in the paper, and how those insights translate into agile practice.Here's the problemPeople avoid bad newsPeople are ashamed of failurePeople don't share what they learned from failure (so others have to repeat their experiments)And so, not only do we not learn from our own failures, our friends don't discuss their failures with us. So we don't learn from our own failures or our friends' failures. Bummer.We talk about the implications for agile: it's a problem we have to address head on. We provide some ways to make learning from failure much easier. ReferencesDan Greening, Root Cause Mapping Party [on “Five Whys”], 2015, https://senexrex.com/cause-mapping/Mindful Agility team, Business on Fire Part I: Steve Jobs protege Ron Johnson burns JC Penney cash fast as CEO, 1:11 (2022), https://sr.link/ma1-1Eskreis-Winkler, L., & Fishbach, A. (2022). You Think Failure Is Hard? So Is Learning From It. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 17(6), 1511–1524. https://doi.org/10.1177/17456916211059817CreditsThanks to Dan Dickson, our guest and collaboratorImage of athlete tripping on a dog, by DALL-EStinger sound Swing beat 120 xylophone side-chained by Casonika licensed under Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) to Mindful Agility.Staff Daniel Greening, host, agile coach, and computer scientist Mirela Petalli, co-host, meditation guide, and neurocritical nursing instructor Matt Zimmerman, Scrum Master and web product manager Dan Dickson, business coach, executive and management consultant Links Mindful Agility web site Mindful Agility Community Facebook group Mindful Agility Youtube channel
Antonella Pisani helps your site rank in local search results Episode 876: Local SEO Tips: Help Your Site Rank in Local Search Results by Antonella Pisani Antonella brings more than 24 years of digital experience with a focus on e-commerce leadership and digital marketing. Prior to starting Eyeful, she held VP and SVP roles at companies including Proflowers, Guitar Center, JCPenney, and Fossil. Antonella is an avid traveler and photographer, with a particular passion for visiting places off the beaten path including Antarctica, Easter Island, Bhutan and the Arctic. She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and knows enough French and Italian to get by with locals. She's based in Dallas, TX, and is a member of both The North Texas Food Bank Advisory Council, and the Dwell with Dignity Board of Directors. The original post can be found here: https://www.eyefulmedia.com/blog/local-seo-tips Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalStartUpDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Medford, Oregon Mail Tribune can trace its roots back to 1909 when the morning Medford Mail and afternoon Tribune merged under the Putnam family, creating what the paper claimed to be "The largest printing and publishing establishment in Southern Oregon.” It was decades later that this venerable brand would begin a journey of "swap and sale," moving from Down jones/ Ottaway ownership to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., to Newcastle Investment Corp. (an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group) and later merging into the growing Gatehouse Media Group. Gatehouse sold the Mail Tribune in 2017 to media businessman Steven Saslow and its sister paper, the Ashland Daily Tidings, for $15 million. Saslow then reportedly secured financing from the right-wing-centered Sinclair broadcast group that same week, according to public records obtained by Jefferson Public Radio. Shortly after the purchase, the paper began working under the ownership name of Rosebud Media in conjunction with the Sinclair-owned TV station in Medford, KTVL. In a very short time, many of the newspaper's newsroom employees were let go, replacing most of the website content with video programming. In 2018, Mail Tribune online viewers were 1st greeted with a “Rosebud Update” video, which included national and local headlines from a studio in Florida and a right-wing oriented video op-ed section entitled Rosewood Commentary. In August 2021, the Mail Tribune went from printing the newspaper seven days a week to four days per week. Then, on September 30, 2023, Saslow announced that the Mail Tribune would cease publication of a printed edition, stating that "printing and delivery costs for the newspaper were threatening the business.” And finally, on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, Saslow made the unexpected announcement that he was shutting down the online operations altogether and letting the entire team go — thus ending the over 100 years of publishing. While the industry was grappling with the idea of Oregon's fourth largest MDA with a population of over 200,000, losing its newspaper of record, news soon broke that EO Media Group, a fourth-generation family-owned company based in Oregon that publishes 18 titles, was going to launch a new newspaper to serve the Medford area, The Rouge Valley Tribune, with a debut print edition “hitting the streets” today, February 18, 2023. EO Media Group stated that they will place an editorial staff of 14 in the newsroom. The editorial team will work for long-time Mail Tribune journalist and former editor David Smigelski, who EO Media COO Heidi Wright recently hired. Smigelski reminisced about his 16-plus years at Mail Tribune in his first editorial for the new Rouge Valley Tribune, stating, "We became pawns in a multinational media chess game." He then said, "The Mail Tribune was abruptly closed on January 13, with just two days' notice to employees. Ten days later, I was standing inside the JC Penney building in Medford with Bulletin publisher Heidi Wright, figuring out where to put desks and phones. As we planned, she used words I could understand. “We know newspapers aren't a cash cow, but we're not here to get rich,” she said. “We want to do this because it's important.” I wanted to hug her, but I thought it might be unprofessional. Crying was probably poor form, as well, but I couldn't stop a little mist from building up. After 16 years, I feel like I'm back home. With newspaper people — family people.” In this 175th episode of "E&P Reports," we explore how EO Media Group is replacing the now shut-down Medford, Oregon Mail Tribune with its new start-up publication: "The Rouge Valley Tribune." We speak with EO Media Group's COO Heidi Wright and EO Media Group Board Member and Director of Audience Development Susan Forester Rana about why and how the company is committing to launch a new print publication during such tumultuous times. Also joining in the dialogue is David Smigelski, former editor of the Mail Tribune, now in his first week of print publishing as editor of the new The Rouge Valley Tribune.
Our second bonus episode recorded at the NRF's "Big Show" in New York showcases our session titled "Shift Happens: Choose Remarkable or Irrelevance." Joining us on stage is on the "Big Ideas" stage is Gretchen Ganc, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Analytics for the Container Store. We pick up the conversation after a brief presentation by Steve on the state of retail as we discuss three of the eight essentials of remarkable retail as articulated in his best selling book and as put into practice by one of North America's leading retailers. About GretchenGretchen Ganc serves as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Analytics for The Container Store, where she is responsible for unlocking actionable insights, enabling data-driven decision making, and leading strategic initiatives to drive sustainable profitable growth. Gretchen began her career in investment banking and management consulting, where she discovered her passion for consumer-focused businesses. She has spent more than 15 years in leadership roles with multiple retailers, including JCPenney, Fossil Group, and Ann Taylor. About UsSteve Dennis is an advisor, keynote speaker and author on strategic growth and business innovation. You can learn more about Steve on his website. The expanded and revised edition of his bestselling book Remarkable Retail: How To Win & Keep Customers in the Age of Disruption is now available at Amazon or just about anywhere else books are sold. Steve regularly shares his insights in his role as a Forbes senior contributor and on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also check out his speaker "sizzle" reel here.Michael LeBlanc is the Founder & President of M.E. LeBlanc & Company Inc and a Senior Advisor to Retail Council of Canada as part of his advisory and consulting practice. He brings 25+ years of brand/retail/marketing & eCommerce leadership experience, and has been on the front lines of retail industry change for his entire career. Michael is the producer and host of a network of leading podcasts including Canada's top retail industry podcast, The Voice of Retail, plus Global eCommerce Leaders podcast, and The Food Professor with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois. You can learn more about Michael here or on LinkedIn. Be sure and check out Michael's latest venture for fun and influencer riches - Last Request Barbecue, his YouTube BBQ cooking channel!
Metaphorosis magazine - beautifully written science fiction and fantasy
Lorraine doesn't have much going her way. She still lives in her deceased mother's old condo, and even her sisters look down on her because of her bad eye and inarticulate speech. Now, the one thing she's got—a job at her beloved JCPenney store—is in jeopardy as the chain announces bankruptcy. But Lorraine makes a discovery during the final clearance sale could change her fortunes. Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 03 February 2023. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.
Native California girls and identical twins Nina and Randa Nelson are singer/songwriter/performers who started singing and dancing before they could walk. When they aren't shooting episodes for TV shows like ABC's Modern Family or Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, or appearing in Samsung or JC Penney campaigns, you'll probably find them playing their guitars and writing new music - or at the beach in Kauai, HI.
Nina and Randa Nelson, are actors, musicians, and rising social media personalities. They are authors of The Clear Skin Diet: The Six-Week Program for Beautiful Skin, which chronicles their own personal journey struggling with acne. The book provides an accessible guide to curing acne that will give readers, no matter their age, the confidence to start living life again. When Nina and Randa aren't shooting episodes for TV shows like ABC's Modern Family or Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, or appearing in Samsung or JC Penney campaigns, you'll probably find them playing their guitars and writing new music - or at the beach in Kauai, Hawaii. YOU CAN FIND THEIR OIL-FREE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS ON AMAZON AND AT WWW.CLEARSKINDIET.COM. Their YouTube channel is https://www.youtube.com/c/NinaAndRanda/featured
JC Penney Chief Human Resources Officer Andre Joyner explains how to create listening organizations — and outlines concrete steps companies can take to increase employee engagement
Transcript: https://www.rev.com/transcript-editor/shared/Yk8ZzAqMj8RkwPWrnDeD2ibMVVMjS7t0vqVjpPxoDH4jXaLZ2Fb7JEVDBL1uBZ8FM7u-mRzlf79V3Oy6_8Rn_20k0hQ?loadFrom=SharedLinkBefore starting the Runway of Dreams Foundation in 2014, Mindy spent 20 years working in fashion as a designer for the INC collection and as a stylist for Saks Fifth Avenue. Mindy was inspired to start Runway of Dreams after her son Oliver, who has Muscular Dystrophy, dreamed of wearing jeans like everyone else. After using her design skills to adapt jeans that met his needs and increased his confidence, she went on to conduct extensive research as to the modifications required to mainstream clothing to meet the needs of the largest minority in our world- people with disabilities.In 2016, Mindy partnered with Tommy Hilfiger to make fashion history by creating the first mainstream adaptive clothing line in the market. Runway of Dreams was founded on the basis that clothing is a basic human need. The foundation develops, delivers, and supports initiatives providing a platform to broaden the reach of mainstream adaptive clothing and promote people with disabilities (PWDs) in the fashion industry. This year's Runway of Dreams fashion show was recognized as one of the top seven NYFW shows by Forbes, highlighting the latest designs from the Adaptive category featuring brands such as Kohl's, Target, JCPenney, Zappos.com and Tommy Hilfiger.Due to the overwhelming amount of requests Mindy received at Runway of Dreams from a multitude of brands and industries for connection to PWDs, in 2019, Mindy created GAMUT Management. GAMUT is a trailblazing consulting and talent management company that represents people with disabilities (PWDs), across the fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment industries.GAMUT exists to lead brands towards doing better, more inclusive business, helping to engage with, and develop new products for PWDs. GAMUT works with a diverse range of clients including Adidas, Victoria's Secret, Footlocker, Kohls & QVC.Mindy has been featured in Newsweek's “The Creative Class of 2019: Innovators,” and People magazine's “Heroes Among Us: Making the Fashion Industry More Inclusive”. She has also been featured in USA Today, Parents Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vogue Business, WWD, NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America & The View, Access, CNBC, Forbes, Hollywood Reporter and Fox News Channel.An inspiring TED Talk speaker, Mindy has received numerous awards including Arc's Catalyst Award for “Marketing Influencer of the Year”, Citrin Cooperman's “Women at the Wheel Leadership Excellence Award”, the Association of Image Consultants “International Bravo Award” and Enable Inc.'s “Michael Graves Award for Creativity and Persistence”. Mindy has also been given the honor of ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange in recognition for her innovative work in the Adaptive space towards raising awareness and driving change for people with disabilities.Mindy studied Fashion Design with a dual program at the University of Vermont and Fashion Institute of Technology.TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/mindy_scheier_how_adaptive_clothing_empowers_people_with_disabilities?language=enABC The VIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9KA-ftCtngConnect with the Rocky Mountain ADA Center at https://rockymountainada.org/ or find us on social media. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or anywhere else you get your podcasts!
The Automotive Troublemaker w/ Paul J Daly and Kyle Mountsier
Welcome to Wednesday campers! Today we talk about the waning partnership between Ford and VW. We also give a broad look at EV news, as well as an automotive-applicable talk from Lowe's CEO Mervin EllisonThe EV partnership between Ford and VW that has been a big part of Ford's EV development in Europe is likely to be short livedThe partnership announced in 2020 was for Ford to use VW's MEB architecture to speed development times by as much as 2 years. The company will be releasing its first vehicle on that platform in March. A small sport crossover of similar to the ID4 in sizeFord has since said it will be looking to leverage their own tech that has been foundational in the F150 Lightning and Mach E in future vehicles Telling it like it is - Breaks-ups are never easy. To get your mind off it, try taking up a new hobby, watching your favorite movies, reinventing your electric vehicle platform from scratch, increasing your aggression in the biggest auto market in the world, or call your mom.EV Check: Corvette gets electrified with iths $104k gas-electric hybrid E-RayFirst ever eAWD system with a 160-hp electric motor over the front axle and a 495-hp, 6.2-liter small-block V-8 powering the rear wheels for a combined 655 hp 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. Only .1 faster than the Gas powered Z06Stealth Mode lets drivers silently exit their neighborhood on battery power at up to 45 mphFederal tax credit of up to $4k for used EVs goes into effectLess than 2 years oldUnder 25k sales priceTesla increases the price of it's 48 amp level 2 home charger$400 in Nov - $350 in Dec - $425 in JanuaryStill one of the least expensive level 2 home charging optionsAt this year's National Retail Federation Show, Lowe's successful CEO Mervin Ellison gave a rousing talk on his journey and gave some good advice to any aspiring executives, “...just take tough assignments”Over his 25 year career, the only jobs he has ever taken were roles where someone was either fired or pushed out“Mr. Ellison, who is Black, also noted that “not too many people that look like me” have been able to lead two Fortune 500 companies, also including JCPenney. He also lacked “an elite education from a prestigious education institution” and early access to executive sponsors.”Said his parents were incredibly influential in teaching him perseverance and built his ethic on the pillars, “Put God first, focus on education, and work hard”One of Ellison's goals is “trying to create a company I wish I could have worked for when I was coming up the ranks.” Get the Daily Push Back email at https://www.asotu.com/ JOIN the conversation on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/asotu/ Read our most recent email at: https://www.asotu.com/media/push-back-email Share your positive dealer stories: https://www.asotu.com/positivity ASOTU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/automotivestateoftheunion
This week, Jason is joined by luxury real estate agent and founder & CEO of the Agency, a billion dollar real estate brokerage, Mauricio Umansky! Throughout his career, Mauricio has represented some of the world's most noteworthy properties, including the Playboy Mansion, the Walt Disney Estate, residences owned by the one and only Michael Jackson, Michael Jordan, Prince, Lady Gaga in the first house in LA to sell above the a hundred million dollar mark. With a strong reputation in the industry and being featured on shows such as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the Agency has grown to over 50 offices and nearly 1,000 agents across North America and recently started their own reality luxury real estate show called Buying Beverly Hills. Mauricio gives insights on what has differentiated the Agency and has lead to continued success in an oversaturated market, how he was able to make it look like he was the only person doing business in real estate, how he was able to get a clothing line in JC Penney and how he carried that mentality over to real estate, and being prepared for every situation and being present are major keys to success. Mauricio also reveals how he took advantage of recessions in his real estate career, who his first few clients were, how Lady Gaga became a client, the importance of finding a good advisor when it comes to real estate, why he doesn't negotiate fees, what makes his show Buying Beverly Hills different from the other real estate shows, and what can be expected in his new book Real Deal which is set to release April 10, 2023. What are the benefits of joining a real estate team? When did he reach a million dollars in revenue? Is a recession a good time to buy your dream home? Mauricio reveals all that and so much more in another episode you can't afford to miss! Be sure to follow the Trading Secrets Podcast on Instagram & join the Facebook Host: Jason Tartick Voice of Viewer: David Arduin Executive Producer: Evan Sahr Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services referred to in this episode. Sponsors: Head to squarespace.com/secrets for a free trial and when you're ready to launch use OFFERCODE: SECRETS to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Produced by Dear Media.
ANTHONY SMITHFredAnthony “Anthony” Smith is an award-winning television professional with over 15 years experience developing, writing, directing, producing, and editing original short-form and long-form content for television and the web. He has had the privilege of guiding and mentoring a number of producers and associate producers that have gone on to excel both at the NFL, and other sports entertainment media outlets. Over the course of his career, Smith has produced a number of projects featuring some of the NFL's brightest stars. He has produced tent-pole projects for events including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, and NFL Scouting Combine. Smith was one of the primary creative forces behind the NFL's most dynamic and impactful media content. Smith also directed and produced numerous long-form and documentaries for the NFL, including: Jim Brown: A Football Life, Fritz Pollard: A Forgotten Man, and Game Changer: The Journey of the Black Quarterback. He also won a Webby Award for directing and producing The L.A. Marathon, a film on Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver DeSean Jackson's relationship with the late Nipsey Hussle.Earlier this year, Anthony Smith was named Vice President of Non-Scripted Development at SMAC Entertainment; an Emmy-nominated production company and talent management firm, co-founded by Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Strahan and former NFL marketing executive Constance Schwartz-Morini. The firm represents many notable talents such as Snoop Dogg, Brie and Nikki Bella, Wiz Khalifa, Erin Andrews, Michael Griffin, Bryan Hynson, Curt Menefee, Deion Sanders, and more.SMAC ENTERTAINMENTFounded in 2011, SMAC Entertainment, a multi-dimensional talent management, music, branding and production company, brings together former NFL strategist and marketing executive Constance Schwartz-Morini and Pro Football Hall of Famer and Emmy Award-winning television host Michael Strahan to create a major presence in the sports and entertainment arena. In addition to representing globally recognized talent, SMAC Productions develops a diversified slate of film and television content, with projects setup at primetime cable and broadcast networks including HBO, DIRECTV, Showtime, ABC, CBS, E!, NFL Network, Audience Network, and Nickelodeon, as well as Prime Video. In addition, SMAC has engineered the launch of multiple clothing brands including Collection and MSX by Michael Strahan, two men's clothing and accessory lines available at Men's Wearhouse and JCPenney; MSX by Michael Strahan for NFL as well as Erin Andrews' licensed sportswear collection, WEAR by Erin Andrews. Connect with Anthony Smith! SMAC Entertainment
After selling her skin-care brand Nyakio Beauty to Unilever in 2017, Nyakio Grieco set her sights on beauty retail with the launch of Thirteen Lune in 2020. As multiple beauty retailers were pledging to offer at least 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned brands, she came up with a “90/10” model for Thirteen Lune: 90% of brands are BIPOC-owned, with 10% owned by those who demonstrate allyship. With $1 million in funding from celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Sean Combs and a $3 million seed round led by Fearless Fund, Thirteen Lune is in the process of taking over all of JCPenney's former Sephora locations. It also stocks Grieco's new skin-care venture, Relevant, which was launched in 2022. Physical retail is a big part of Grieco's vision for Thirteen Lune, which will be launching its first standalone physical store early this year in Los Angeles. In this week's episode of the Glossy Beauty Podcast, Grieco shared her success story from the inspiration of her first brand launched in 2002 to her current beauty ventures.
Antonella Pisani shares what to know about growing your direct-to-consumer business Episode 826: 10 Things to Know - Growing Your Direct-to-Consumer Business. A Guide for Brands by Antonella Pisani Antonella brings more than 24 years of digital experience with a focus on e-commerce leadership and digital marketing. Prior to starting Eyeful, she held VP and SVP roles at companies including Proflowers, Guitar Center, JCPenney, and Fossil. Antonella is an avid traveler and photographer, with a particular passion for visiting places off the beaten path including Antarctica, Easter Island, Bhutan and the Arctic. She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and knows enough French and Italian to get by with locals. She's based in Dallas, TX, and is a member of both The North Texas Food Bank Advisory Council, and the Dwell with Dignity Board of Directors. The original post can be found here: https://www.eyefulmedia.com/press/grow-your-direct-to-consumer-business-a-guide-for-brands Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalStartUpDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Taking Control of Your Financial Future for You and Your Business Mark Willis is a man on a mission to help you think differently about your money, your economy and your future. After graduating with six figures of student loan debt and discovering a way to turn his debt into real wealth as he watched everybody lose their retirement savings and home equity in 2008, he knew that he needed to find a more predictable way to meet his financial objectives and those of his clients. Mark is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER, a THREE TIME #1 Best Selling Author, the Owner of Lake Growth Financial Services, a financial firm in Chicago, Illinois and co-host of the Not Your Average Financial Podcast. Over the years, he has helped hundreds of his clients take back control of their financial future and build their businesses with proven, tax-efficient financial solutions unknown to most financial gurus. He has become known as “Not Your Average Financial Planner!” What problem do you solve? The greatest financial challenge facing every business owner and American – Banking. Show Notes: It's important to think about what you want your money to do for you or else everyone else will tell your money what to do (i.e. McDonald's, Apple, Netflix). Build your wish list then make a plan. The “Arrival Syndrome” is the worst virus that has effected humans. It is the thought that you have arrived at the best of what you can do. The biggest problem you have in business are silent partners – Uncle Sam and The Bank. The Bank – Debt is one of the oldest institutions in human history. The bank can suck profits off our back. Uncle Sam – As a business owner, the the tax bill is the largest expense over your lifetime. To make sure your minimize your tax bill, make sure your money isn't taxed in retirement. Money We want it to be liquid. We want it to be tax-advantaged. We want it to a passive income in retirement. We want it to be a source of money we can use like a bank for ourselves. The bank on yourself strategy helps minimize your bank bill and your tax bill. This is done through life insurance policies. *** You must do this with the advice of a certified financial planner. The founders of JCPenney, Disney and McDonalds have used this method. We haven't heard about this because banks and WallStreet don't want us to know about this. The policy has to be designed a certain way to be able to do this. Mark's Podcast: Not Your Average Financial Podcast Mark Willis' Best Small Business Tip Mark recommends checking out the Profit First method. (Check out the book, Profit First, by Mike Michalowicz) Connect with Mark: Website: lakegrowth.com/ Schedule with Mark: lakegrowth.com/schedule/ YouTube LinkedIn Twitter Instagram
Your Own Best Company with Franklin Taggart
The town where I spent many growing up years had a thriving local mom-and-pop-based business economy when I was young. The big stores back then had outlets in our town, but most of the commerce that happened, took place between people who lived there and whose families owned the businesses. My Aunt Lue was one of them. Our family helped Aunt Lue run her hotel until after she died, then they sold it to make way for a new post office. WalMart moved into town in the 1990s and Main Street stores were boarded up. Even Sears, Montgomery Wards, and JC Penney are gone now. Every business has a lifespan and that includes social media platforms with all the rest. We've seen platforms like MySpace, Friendster, Google+, and others last a few years and then get replaced by something else that works better. The featured video on the end screen is the interview I did with Yifat Cohen where she tells the story of growing a community of 100,000 followers on Google+ only to have Google pull the plug on the platform. When Facebook replaced MySpace, I suddenly lost the place where I could easily reach 1500 fans of my music as they scattered to Facebook, Twitter, and later Instagram, and Pinterest. Now they're all on TikTok. Yifat suggested that our priority needs to be bringing people from our social media activities into communities that we own and manage. Email lists are one simple solution that has worked since before social media existed. TikTok and Twitter both seem kind of precarious right now. The only thing to worry about is whether or not they take your community with them when they go. It doesn't have to be that way. #socialmedia #tiktok #twitter --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/franklin-taggart9/message
This episode's topic is "How to Be an Effective Influencer". Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Jessy Place, who is a digital content creator, photographer, and influencer marketing specialist...having partnered with 300+ brands to help bring their marketing campaign visions to life. She is also the founder of the influencer community app, Social Collective. TOPIC: How to Be an Effective Influencer GUEST: Jessy Place THOUGHT #1It's Not About You, It's About Them THOUGHT #2Provide Actionable (and Valuable) Content for Your Audience THOUGHT #3Create Content the Audience Wants CONNECT:Website: JessyPlace.comInstagram: @JessyMPlaceApp (App Store): Social CollectiveApp (Google Play Store): Social Collective JESSY PLACE'S BIO:Jessy Place is a digital content creator, photographer, and influencer marketing specialist. She's partnered with 300+ brands including Ralph Lauren, Four Seasons, JC Penney, Anthropologie, & Gordon Ramsey's Restaurants as an influencer to bring their marketing campaign visions to life. Jessy was formerly a Social Media Director at a large Boston-based jewelry company, and recently founded an influencer community app called Social Collective (socialcollectiveapp.com). Jessy aims to add value and inspiration to her community and knows she wouldn't be a successful creator without them. BRAND RESOURCES:Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.comThoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.comCertified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.comBooky Call - https://www.bookycall.comBooky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.comBooky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.comLeadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.comCulture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company's Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.comBlack Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.comRock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.comCannonball Kids' cancer – CannonballKidscancer.orgBig Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.comSpectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.comJeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel
Merry Christmas! Today we recap the JCPENNEY Spectacular featuring the Backstreet Boys! Then we chat about the behind the scenes videos posted to the BSB YouTube page about the making of "A Very Backstreet Christmas"
In this episode of the Remote CEO Show, I had the pleasure to interview Antonella Pisani. Antonella Pisani is the founder and CEO of Dallas-based Eyeful Media, a digital marketing and consulting firm focused on performance marketing and digital strategy for mid-market companies. Founded in 2017, the company has experienced exponential growth fueled exclusively by word-of-mouth referrals. As a result, Eyeful Media has ranked in the top 11% on the Inc. 5000 list for the past two years as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America, scaled at an 1178% growth rate. They ranked #17 in Dallas, #37 in Texas, and #38 in all Advertising & Marketing companies. Eyeful Media was also named to the 2022 Adweek list of fastest-growing agencies ranking number 13 on the list overall and number 5 in the West/Southwest. Eyeful Media has also been announced as a member of the Dallas 100 for 2022. Antonella places a special emphasis on giving back to the community, giving back 5% of Eyeful Media's profits to organizations such as Community Partners of Dallas, Dwell with Dignity, the Birthday Party Project, Michael J Fox Foundation, the Trevor Project, and The North Texas Food Bank. She serves as a member of The North Texas Food Bank Advisory Council and the Dwell with Dignity Board of Directors. Also important to Antonella is Eyeful Media's intellectually stimulating environment that allows for team members a balanced life and social responsibility. Eyeful Media brings expertise to their clients from a fully-remote, 40% minority team with employees spanning 16 states and 23 cities. The company brings a fresh approach by hiring only experienced holistic marketers and eliminating layers often found in digital marketing agencies. This has helped the company scale quickly, as has quality work and technical expertise. Antonella has more than 25 years of marketing and digital experience. Prior to starting Eyeful, she held VP and SVP roles at companies including Proflowers, Guitar Center, JCPenney, and Fossil where she managed annual marketing budgets of up to $100 Million. Antonella is a first-generation American raised in San Diego, Calif. She holds a bachelor's degree in communication studies from St. Edward's University in Austin, Tex., where she began her career in digital through a work-study job as a web designer and developer in 1996, and later received a Master's in Business Administration from the University of San Diego. She is an avid traveler and photographer, with a particular focus on visiting places off the beaten path including Antarctica, Easter Island, Bhutan, and the Arctic. She is fluent in Spanish, and Portuguese, and speaks French and Italian well enough to get by when traveling. Her rescue pup, Riley, serves as the company's “Chief Security Officer.” For more information, please visit https://www.eyefulmedia.com/.
River Ridge Mall opened in 1980 with Miller & Rhoads and Thalhimers. Sears and Leggett (now Belk) opened in 1981. JCPenney opened in 1983. Miller & Rhoads closed and became Montgomery Ward in 1990, which closed in 1997 and became Value City in 1999. In 1992, the Thalhimer's store was converted to Hecht's, which in turn became Macy's in 2006. CBL & Associates Properties acquired the mall from Faison in 2003. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wvuncommonplace/message
20TIMinutes: A Mental Health Podcast
At an early age, Christine Handy had a talent for modeling and could be seen on campaigns for distinguished brands such as Guess, J. Crew, JCPenney, Pepsi, Target, and more. Her lifestyle took a hard turn at 35 when health issues arose and by 42, Christine was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. With the support of her faith, family and friends, referred to as her “team of angels”, Christine won her battle and devoted her life to spreading hope, encouragement, and selflessness. Christine is the bestselling author of “Walk Beside Me”, a story of her struggle with self-image, devastating health issues, friendship, and trusting in God. Tim & Christine talk about her book, 'Walk Beside Me', her nonprofits 'People of Purpose' & 'EBeauty'. As well as her battle with breast cancer, being a motivational speaker, and Christine's collaboration with Victoria Secret. If you want to submit a question, comment or just have something you want to say. Go to https://20timinutes.com/contact-tim/ and click 'Contact Tim' or Text Tim at 781-523-9333 Follow Christine Handy: christinehandy.com Instagram Pinterest Facebook Buzzfeed Twitter LinkedIn EBeauty People with Purpose Purchase 20TIMinutes Merch:20TIMinutes Gear Follow Tim: YouTube Instagram Twitter Facebook Download the FREE 20TIMinutes App DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only & informs all listeners of the podcast, that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the each episode belong solely to the host of 20TIMinutes, Tim McCarthy, and not necessarily to the podcast hosts employer, organization, committee or other group or individual. Tim is NOT a mental health professional. Tim only speaks about his own personal struggles and what works for him. If you're in need of help mentally or physically, please contact your primary care provider, a mental health professional or in case of an emergency, dial 911.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Stuck In The Middle - A Gen X Podcast
Ho, ho, ho, Slackers! As the Christmas season is upon us, I harken back to days of old and the Sears Wish Book. Perhaps it was the JC Penney Christmas Catalog. Remember taking hours to carefully consider those items that you wished would end up under the tree? Cabbage Patch Kids, Transformers, Big Wheels...at one point or another those were THE hot gifts of the year. What did you circle in those catalogs? Was there ever a gift that your really wanted and never received? Was there one gift that you can clearly remember the feeling of excitement when you opened it up on Christmas morning? And did anyone get Go Bots instead of Transformers like I did?!Christmas is just a few weeks away. Is there anything you are hoping for this year? I'll take an all expenses paid trip to somewhere warm, please!
We're all about accountability on the Remarkable Retail podcast, so as we get close to wrapping up Season 5, it's time to grade Steve on his annual predictions.Michael takes out his virtual chalkboard as we go through all ten predictions about the future of retail, including Amazon's brick-and-mortar dreams, the Metaverse, whether JC Penney has a future, the trials and tribulations of digital disruptors, and a whole lot more. But we start with the retail news that caught our attention this week, including fresh figures on inflation and the job market before our quick takes on the somewhat vexing picture emerging from Black Friday and Cyber Week. With earnings season wrapping, it continues to be a tale of two cities with remarkable retailers like Ulta delivering strong numbers, while others (Lands' End, Farfetch), well, not so much. We do our by now familiar head scratching as Macy's fumbles around with brand partners that seem to do nothing to change its relevance and remarkability issues, before concluding with ideas on how Amazon can improve its retail profitability.***************************************Steve Recent Relevant Forbes Articles 10 No-Holds-Barred Predictions for Retail in 2022The Stores Strike Back Again. Again.Understanding Buying v. ShoppingAmazon and the Fault in Their StoresDigitally Native Brands Hit the WallBlow It Up: It's Time For "The Great Reconfiguration" About UsSteve Dennis is an advisor, keynote speaker and author on strategic growth and business innovation. You can learn more about Steve on his website. The expanded and revised edition of his bestselling book Remarkable Retail: How To Win & Keep Customers in the Age of Disruption is now available at Amazon or just about anywhere else books are sold. Steve regularly shares his insights in his role as a Forbes senior contributor and on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also check out his speaker "sizzle" reel here.Michael LeBlanc is the Founder & President of M.E. LeBlanc & Company Inc and a Senior Advisor to Retail Council of Canada as part of his advisory and consulting practice. He brings 25+ years of brand/retail/marketing & eCommerce leadership experience, and has been on the front lines of retail industry change for his entire career. Michael is the producer and host of a network of leading podcasts including Canada's top retail industry podcast, The Voice of Retail, plus Global E-Commerce Tech Talks , The Food Professor with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois and now in its second season, Conversations with CommerceNext! You can learn more about Michael here or on LinkedIn. Be sure and check out Michael's latest venture for fun and influencer riches - Last Request Barbecue, his YouTube BBQ cooking channel!
Murder Roadtrip: A True Crime Podcast
Welcome to December and to Michigan! Today Shan will tell us the story of John Collins, an attractive young man who ended up just being a slimy slug that took the life of at least one woman, but did he take more? Follow us on Instagram, @murderroadtrippod; Email us your funny/spooky/bad dates/whatever stories firstname.lastname@example.org DISCLAIMER: This podcast contains explicit language & graphic descriptions of crime scenes. Listener discretion is advised. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
How to Scale Commercial Real Estate
In today's episode, we are going to talk with Real Estate Investor Sean Thomson. Over the last decade, Sean has been perfecting his processes of scouting, acquiring, and investing in real estate. His approach and philosophy are informed by his passion for building wealth and achieving financial freedom for his family and his investors. Sean considers the health of his investors financially and personally to be one of the most rewarding parts of pursuing financial freedom. He loves to find and encourage fellow investors so he founded Thomson Multi-Family Group to allow interested, accredited, and sophisticated investors to partake in the investment opportunities that he develops throughout the country. Sean and Sam will dive into the essentials of asset management and the important role that it has, guiding and assisting those looking to acquire properties. Sean also is going to share his experience that had to build his family business and the vision that he created for his company: helping people to achieve the “Next Level American Dream”. Highlights: [00:00 - 03:15] Scaling a Family Business • Sean Thomson has 13 years of experience in real estate and has moved from single-family residential to multifamily residential in the past three years. • Sean shares how he found it difficult to scale his business and decided to move into multifamily. • Sean explains his passion for asset managing and how he wants to make sure investors have a "locked down" program. [03:15 - 07:04] The Personality of an Asset Manager • Sean argues why a syndicator is not typically good at being an asset manager, and how outsourcing this role to another party can be beneficial. • He also discusses how someone that is good at making quick decisions isn't ideal for being an asset manager, as they need to be detailed in their work. [07:04 - 10:38] THE MVP: Mission, Vision, and Plan • Sean boils down the essentials of what an Asset Manager needs to do in their role. • Every project needs a mission, and without knowing what that is, it's difficult to know how to get there. And to establish a mission, first you need to understand what the project is intended to achieve. • Once you have a clear vision for the project, you can create a plan to help achieve it. [10:38 - 14:09] Optimizing Outcomes to Mitigate Risk • Sean provides insight into how he executes asset management strategies for the properties that he represents. • Sean explains why an asset manager will need a business plan and be in agreement with the property management company [14:09 - 17:24] The Importance of Managing your Assets • Sean discusses the key points of asset management, including the 2% management fee that every client pays. • Sean recommends the importance of reaching out to an asset manager at whichever stage the client is, as he can provide guidance and assistance throughout the process. • Sean emphasizes the importance of systems and processes in asset management, saying that his company is scalable and able to take on more properties with an asset team. [17:24 - 18:47] Closing Segment · Reach out to Sean o See links below · Final words Tweetable Quote “I always wanted to be something more than just a worker in my whole life and I thought real estate was a way to do that and I did”. – Sean Thomson “Every project needs a mission. If you don't know where your destination is with your project, you don't know how you're gonna get there”. – Sean Thomson ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Sean on his Instagram and LinkedIn or check his company's website at https://www.thomsonmultifamilygroup.com/ and https://www.unionassetadvisors.com/ Connect with me: I love helping others place money outside of traditional investments that both diversify a strategy and provide solid predictable returns. Facebook LinkedIn Like, subscribe, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or whatever platform you listen on. Thank you for tuning in! Email me → email@example.com Want to read the full show notes of the episode? Check it out below: 00:00 Sean Thomson: The two basic functions of an asset manager. If you wanted to boil it down to like the essence of what an asset manager should be doing, it's to optimize outcomes for the investment and to mitigate risk, right? So, you're trying to capture as much upside in the investment possibilities you can, and you're trying to take away as much of the downside as you can, right? For us our starting process is we look at, I call it the MVP, but it's the mission, vision, and plan. So, every project needs a mission, right? If you don't know where your destination is with your project, you don't know how you're gonna get there. 00:31 Intro: Welcome to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Show. Whether you are an active or passive investor, we'll teach you how to scale your real estate investing business into something big. 00:43 Sam Willson: Sean Thomson has 13 years of experience. He moved from single family residential to multi-family residential three years ago, and has since then created an asset management company for independent owners. He also works alongside in the business with his daughter. Sean, welcome to the show. 01:00 Sean Thomson: Thanks, Sam. Thanks for having me on. Appreciate it. 01:01 Sam Willson: Absolutely. The pleasure's mine. Sean, there are three questions I ask every guest who comes in the show. In 90 seconds or less, can you tell me where did you start? Where are you now? And how did you get? 01:09 Sean Thomson: Uh, so I started single family. I always wanted to be something more than just a worker in my whole life. And I thought real estate was a way to do that and I did. Just never knew how to kind of get that as a business. And I started single Family with the home Veteran franchise. The We Boley Houses guys. 01:24 Sam Willson: Wow. 01:25 Sean Thomson: And you know, single family was great. I had a small little business. I've never cared about being the biggest, you know, the doing the 150 wholesale a year, whatever, things like that. 01:33 I wanna do a good job, right? For me it's about quality, not quantity. And my single-family business just wasn't scaling to the level I needed it to at, you know, on a pace that I wanted. And so, I thought: "Well, there's gotta be a better way to do this". And I always thought apartments were outside of my reach. You know, I didn't think a guy like me could do it. And I met someone who was into syndications and was a regular guy like me and was doing it, right? So, I learned that, hey: "It's possible for him, that means I could do it. So, I convinced him to teach me how to do it and then took a year or so to decide on whether or not to shut down my single family and move into multi-family. And then that was the case. Joint forces with my daughter as she was coming outta college. And now we have a small family business that does multifamily syndications. We just launched our asset management business as a third-party service. We thought that asset management was a critical, you know, pivot point in success or failure in multifamily. 02:22 It's where everything comes together and the critical decisions are made. So, we wanted to build for ourselves and our business a best-in-class asset management program for us. And it turns out that there's a lot of people that need this help, right? They need it on some level. 02:36 And so we thought: "Well, we built this out. Our business looks pretty efficient. It looks really good. We think we're doing a good job. Maybe we can help other people". And so that's what we launched. That was the genesis of launching our asset management business. 02:46 Sam Willson: Gotcha. Yeah. That's really interesting. It sounds like there was a pain point or there was something along the way that you experienced either personally or you watched others experiencing that said. "Hey, we're onto something here. We need to launch this asset management business. 03:01 Sean Thomson: Yeah. Well, for us it was just a matter of wanting to be good, right? We just wanted to be really good at what we do. And, I talked to investors that I respected that have been in this business a long time. I mean, when I say investors, I mean people that put capital into these deals. And their first question to me every time was: "Who's your asset manager?" And I would say: "Well, we are. We're of new multifamily operation, right? So, they would always say: "Okay, well, who else is on the team, right?" And so, I said: "I'm gonna be the best I can at this because this is critically important to investors. I wanna have this locked down". And so, we started researching what are the best practices in asset management? What's the best operations? You know how this works? We called in experts, we talked to people that we know. We talked to other syndicators. And through this research I discovered that there's a lot of syndicators that are just, you know... Like, I'm not a great asset manager. I'm, personality wise, the worst asset manager you could probably have. I'm great at Big Picture. I can make big decisions really quickly and rapidly, but a true asset manager is a very detailed in the spreadsheets, on the phone calls every week. You know, it's a grind type job, right? And so, someone like me who's good at syndications, buying deals, finding deals, get talking to investors, things like that. I'm not a great asset manager. So, by nature syndicators just don't make great asset managers, and a lot of them are trying to do the job, right? So, they just need help doing it, I think. And then there's people that are great at it, but they wanna focus on finding more deals or finding more capital to raise their business level. Right? And outsourcing that to somebody else is important to them. So, we just found a need for it through our kind of desire to be good at what we do. And we thought. "Well, you know, we've built this business. We think it's gonna be just substantial. So, let's see if we can help other people". 04:44 Sam Willson: Talk to me about, normally I would think of an asset manager as one of the key team members. Especially on a syndication team. Obviously, you got your investor relations people, you got your acquisitions, but asset managers a key seat on the bus. How do you guys as a company integrate into those existing teams? I guess just talking about that process, cuz I would imagine that's an interesting and kind of tricky interface, making sure that you're serving the other members. I don't know, does that question even make sense or am I just stumbling all over my words? Like I feel like 05:13 Sean Thomson: No, it does completely. And that's the first question I get from most guys. Cause they don't understand how we would fit in because, we're not a stakeholder. Right? And so, the decision-making process is still in place with a stakeholder. We don't make big decisions for the sponsored group or the stakeholders in the deal. We just do the day-to-day operations. So, we take the tedious and the tedium away from the sponsors, right? So, you don't have to be on the weekly call. We'll take care of the weekly calls. We'll make sure the property manager's hitting their KPIs. We'll establish the KPIs for the property management team. We'll monitor, you know, CapEx, you know how that's going. We'll make sure lease up are happening. We'll make sure turns are happening. We'll make sure all that sort of tedious work is happening. Take all those things off the plate of someone that can go out and now find deals, right? So instead of being on phone calls and dealing with property management issues that are below 2,500 bucks or whatever it is that don't really need to be in the ownership seat, those decisions can be made downstream. So, we're taking that sort of in between property management and ownership and those tasks, those daily sort of tedium tasks. We're taking those off the lap or the desk of the ownership group. So, it's, but the decision making and the strategy is all still in the ownership's hands, the responsibility to do a good job with the project is still part of the ownership's decision-making process, their sponsor group or whatever they are structured. We're just taking the day-to-day grind stuff off their responsibility. And I think, that is a hard concept because I think most sponsors are just accustomed to being the asset manager, or bringing someone in on the sponsor team to be the asset manager. And that role still has to be filled in terms of like decision making, but it doesn't have to be filled on the day to day. So, like that you can outsource, and that's what we're providing. 06:55 Sam Willson: Got it. Tell me, you've hit on a few things there, just maybe there's some listeners that don't necessarily understand everything an asset manager may do. So aside from the things you've already mentioned, what are some other pieces of the puzzle that you guys pick up in this process? 07:10 Sean Thomson: The two basic functions of an asset manager. If you wanted to boil it down to like the essence of what an asset manager should be doing, it's to optimize outcomes for the investment and to mitigate risk, right? So, you're trying to capture as much upside in the investment possibilities you can, and you're trying to take away as much of the downside as you can, right? For us our starting process is we look at, I call it the mvp, but it's the mission, vision, and plan. So, every project needs a mission, right? If you don't know where your destination is with your project, you don't know how you're gonna get there. So, we start off with establishing mission. What do you want to create here with this community? And then we create a plan or a vision to kind of get on that path, right? So, the vision for us is the journey we're gonna take. I'll give you an example. Let's say one of our core missions with the property is to create a safe environment. Well, how do you do that? So, your vision would be to increase security, increase lighting, increase amenities around the courtyard or whatever. And then the plan would be: How many lights do we need to put in or how many security systems do we need to put in? And so, we break it down to all that. And if you start with that, those three steps, and infuse that with communication with your property management group all the way through to your investors, and everybody's on that same mission, vision plan, and then you drop in some accountability with KPIs on your financials, on your property management group, on everybody involved that's trying to accomplish a goal. And then you layer in communication to make sure everybody's on the same page throughout the whole process. I think you're doing those two functions, right? You're giving yourself the best opportunity for upside and you're mitigating your risk on the downside. And then, so some of the things we'll do on the risk side, we'll do insurance assessments, tax assessments, all those things that can get you on the financial side unexpectedly with tax increases. We'll fight taxes, you know, when those come up, we'll make sure our insurances are optimized. You know, just things like that you don't always think about. But those things need to be done. 09:05 Sam Willson: Absolutely. Absolutely. How have you taken this role on without creating a new team member? For every new sponsorship group, you work with. 09:20 Sean Thomson: Well, so we are kind of doing that. So that's the objective, right? So, if you're a dedicated asset manager and you're doing the day to day. Property management is critical in all these multifamily operations, everybody knows that. So, if you have a great property manager, and you're dealing with that property management team and you have good ownership and you have good communication between the two. An asset manager, just operating the day to day should be able to manage about, eight to 10 properties for a good asset manager. Okay. And so, we're new, so we're just getting started, but we have a team member in place now that are ready for clients to, you know, manage those clients. And as we grow, we're bringing in asset managers specifically to do this task, right? And then we'll just scale those people. So, we have a dedicated person to those accounts. Just like property management does, you have a regional manager for every 10 or eight properties that they're doing. So, we're gonna do the same similar model, but on the asset management side... And so that person will be dedicated to those properties and nothing more. That's all they'll do. 10:17 Sam Willson: Got it now. That's really, really fascinating. Tell me about technology, cuz one of the things, like you said, communication's a big piece of this equation. What are you guys implementing on the technology side, that is really making this probably more seamless. 10:35 Sean Thomson: Well, we're looking at different tools that are available now. We have, everything's customized. So, my wife is a wizard with spreadsheets, you know, Excel and stuff. Before she worked with us, she managed about a billion dollars' worth of inventory for JC Penney's, and they do a lot of that work in Excel and forecasting and things. She was the person that a buyer would decide: "Hey, I want this blue shirt. And they would come to them and say: "Okay, how many small, medium, largest go to every store in the country? And, you know, how are we gonna allocate all these things?" And her team would figure that stuff out, right? So financial modeling for her in Excel is pretty much second nature. So, we've spent the last. Several months, maybe a year, building out our processes and systems to do this job for this business for us. And she's built all of our sort of internal systems and we're utilizing that, that we have for other people's businesses as well. But we're also in communication with higher technology providers, you know, a prop tech companies that are providing this service to talk about, some synergies there, right? So, there are some prop tech companies that have a software application for like financial auditing and, some of those financial things. They can't do the people part. But they can do some of the technology part. And so, we're in communications with them to see if hey, maybe this tool would be a better application for us, that we can optimize the outcomes for our clients. But right now, everything we have, we built. So, maybe it could be a case of where we take our solutions and create a prop tech solution for later on down the road. But that's what we're doing, right now. 12:03 Sam Willson: So, Asset management. You optimize outcomes, you mitigate risk. You guys are bringing on somebody that's gonna manage eight to 10 properties, and that could be a variety of clients. But I mean, that's a lot of backend, kind of ticky tacky admin stuff that, for guys like you. 12:20 Sean Thomson: Right. 12:20 Sam Willson: I just, I get lost when you, my eyes glaze over. It's like... I don't know, let's go buy something. But I don't, I can't, I can't quite, you know, stay in the weeds that long. I stink at it. So you're speaking to my heart there... 12:33 Sean Thomson: But that's the whole point really. 12:34 Sam Willson: It really is. It really is. And I think the interesting part to this is that then it's one more way for people to scale. Like they could come to you and say: "All right, I'm gonna take down 20 properties next year and it's up to you to go out and figure out the asset managers, cuz then I don't have to worry about that piece. I don't have to find that team member to put on my own team". How do you guys, if you have already, but how do you guys work out billing? Like how do you work out, like onboarding? I'm really just curious how someone integrates into your system. Like, how does that work? 13:10 Sean Thomson: Well, it's simple. So, we have to figure out if we can even help somebody, right? So, we don't want to take on clients that we can't drive value for, right? If you're doing a great, and you don't need me, I'm not gonna take you on as a client, right? If your property's unsalvageable, I'm definitely not taking you on as a client. I have to be able to drive value for somebody. I have to be able to optimize that upside and mitigate that downside, right? If I think that we can do a great job for somebody then there's a synergy there and we can work together, right? So, our first step with anybody is we gather information from, you know, someone that contacts us. and we look at their project and say: "Hey, can we provide value here?" And if we can provide value here, then we start to have a conversation about, okay, what would this look like? You know, can you guys provide us the information we need? How does this work? And that's really the first step for us though, it's can we provide value? And in terms of onboarding, if we decide to be, you know, take you on as a client, and the client wants to work with us, the first thing we do is create an asset management plan. And we have to have a business plan to operate the property. A lot of operators already have a framework of asset management plan, but we're gonna build our own more in-depth asset management plan and we'll look at everything starting with the PSA, the PMA, all the agreements that you have signed already. We'll look at your insurance, we'll look at everything and try and figure out how to optimize moving forward. And we'll create an asset management plan. We'll get buy in with the property management company. We'll get buy in with ownership, make sure everybody's on the same page, and then we'll start to execute that asset management plan. Was kind of the thing I mapped out in the very beginning. That's where everything starts, is with your mission, vision, and plan. And we'll create all, you know, a document, a living document that does that as we move forward into the future. And we'll revise that as, things change, but that's kind of the how we structure and get things started. So, first of all, can we drive value for this client? Secondly, let's gather the information that we need to create the asset management plan. And then third, we just, we get buy-in from everybody and start executing. In terms of like fees everybody sort of underwrites a 2% management fee into their structure almost every time, right? We've got it figured out. I think that we can make that a 2% asset management fee of work our business as well. So, we have underwriting and we can provide some due diligence, oversight, things like that, that are sort of additional services. But if you wanted us to just do the two the day-to-day operation, you know, admin stuff that, that we've discussed that 2% fee would be sent to us. 15:32 Sam Willson: Got it. Got it. That makes a lot of sense. Very cool. I love that. Last question for you on this is where in the process should someone reach out to you? And you mentioned the word PSA and things like that, so it sounds like fairly early on, but just curious what you would recommend to somebody if they're looking to acquire an asset and they're like: "Hey, you know what? Sean's group might be a great fit for asset management". When is ideal for them to reach out to you? 15:58 Sean Thomson: Anytime, really. If you have properties under management, we can help you probably. If you're trying to acquire properties, we can provide some sort of guidance to get there and then take over once you've closed. So really kind of anywhere you are in that process, even if you have several properties that you may be struggling with. Asset management, you know, I know a bunch of guys that have six, eight properties and they're just like: "Man, I just can't keep up. I have a person in the office that's managing the assets and I just can't keep up". You know, for us, we're scalable. Right? So, the idea for us is to be able to take on 10 properties with an asset team. And then if you buy five more, we can just bolt on another asset manager, get them trained, get everything going in our systems. So, we really, our systems and processes are the strength that we have. And our training, our new asset manager, just making sure they're on track is really all we have to do, right? Because we have, you know, systems and processes that function throughout the system. So, for us it's scalable. So, it really kind of, wherever you are in your portfolio life cycle, we should be able to step in and give you some assistance and we can, you know, go through all that on the onboarding and see where we are. 17:04 Sam Willson: Right. I love the idea of implementing a scalable solution. That of course is the key to what we're doing here, name of the show, which is doing things that we can scale, that we can grow and have an infinite horizon or trajectory of growth there. And also, I think what you said there was great, we said, you know, the systems and processes are your strength, and that's true for any business. And no less in multifamily and asset management. So that's very cool. Sean, I have certainly enjoyed our conversation today. Thank you for taking the time to come on and really break down the nuts and bolts of asset management and just the opportunity to build an asset management company and how you're gonna use that company to then serve your clients here in the future, both inside of your own business. And like I said, with other syndications and other deal sponsors. So, very, very cool. If our listeners wanna get in touch with you and learn more about you, Sean, what is the best way to do? 17:51 Sean Thomson: Well, there's two locations. So, you can go to our thomsonmultifamilygroup.com website for our acquisitions business. Thomson's spelled a little bit uniquely as T H O M S O N, but it's a thomsonmultifamilygroup.com there. And then if you are curious about our asset management business, you can go to unionassetadvisors.com 18:10 Sam Willson: Union Asset Advisors. We'll make sure we include both of those: Thomson Multifamily Group and Union Asset Advisors there in the show notes. Sean, thank you again for coming on the show today. I do appreciate it. 18:20 Sean Thomson: Yeah, thanks, Sam. I appreciate you having me on it. 18:22 Outro: Hey, thanks for listening to the How to Scale Commercial Real Estate Podcast. If you can, do me a favor and subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, whatever platform it is you use to listen. If you can do that for us, that would be a fantastic help to the show. It helps us both attract new listeners as well as rank hire on those directories. 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Sewing your own clothes is the original slow fashion. But buying clothes from a catalog comes in second! In part one of two, Jess (@jesinspace) joins Amanda to tackle the early history of catalogs, including Sears, Montgomery Ward, and JC Penney. Jess reveals something super special about her house. We'll ask the question: why do so many catalogs begin in Chicago? And then we'll touch on some catalogs of the 20th century, including Spiegel, Best, and Hammacher Schlemmer. Also: audio essays from Traci of Pryde Hantverk and Alyse of Curio Mrvosa.Go follow everyone on IG!Jess: @jesinspaceTraci: @pryde.hantverkAlyse: @curiomrvosaHave questions/comments/cute animal photos? Reach out via email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWant to support Amanda's work on Clotheshorse? 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Subscribe today for access to our full catalog of bonus episodes, including 2+ new episodes every month! www.patreon.com/boysbiblestudy We celebrate Thanksgiving weekend by investigating a Christian film with a “wacky” clash of cultures between white, first world Christians and the indigenous peoples that fascinate them. In this case, END OF THE SPEAR is based on the true story of American missionary Nate Saint (yes, that's his name) and his crew trying to teach the uncontacted Waodani tribe about Jesus by flying a plane to the jungles of Ecuador in 1956. Their first attempt does not go well. To be frank, the five men get their entire shit absolutely speared within minutes of setting foot on the Ecuadorian beach. But this story doesn't end here — the missionaries' wives, and young Steve Saint (son of Nate Saint) return to forgive the Waodani for their rash actions and save the tribe from a polio epidemic. The movie ends with the civilized Waodani dressed in what looks like JCPenney basics, begging the missionaries to stay, much like the story of the first Thanksgiving. Using this movie as a jumping-off point, we ponder: is Christian missionary work noble or savage? View our full episode list and subscribe to any of our public feeds: http://boysbiblestudy.com Unlock 2+ bonus episodes per month: http://patreon.com/boysbiblestudy Subscribe to our Twitch for monthly streams: http://twitch.tv/boysbiblestudy Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/boysbiblestudy Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/boysbiblestudy
If you were an adult in the 1980s, there was one place where you had to go to be seen! That place of course would be your favorite bar. Think Cheers. But, if you were a kid or teenager in the 1980s like Jay and Tony were, there was a different place to go if you wanted to be seen! And that place was the mall. Think Fast Times At Ridgemont High. This week your favorite xennials are back with another episode that, if you grew up in the 1980s, may just hit you right in the feels. Yes, indeed, Jay and Tony are talking about malls and shopping in the 1980s. There was nothing better than heading over to the mall back in the 1980s on a Friday night, hanging out with friends at the arcade, or grabbing a bite to eat at the food court, and just having a blast. So if you are looking to take a trip down memory lane, and think back on all of the fun times that you experienced at the mall, then tune in to the latest episode of It Came From The 80s, where Jay and Tony discuss it all! Follow Jay and Tony: IG: https://www.instagram.com/camefromthe80s/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CameFromThe80s Email: email@example.com
LISTEN NOW!! Jane Stricker is the Senior VP, Energy Transition and Executive Director of the Houston Energy Transition Initiative,She leads a coalition of industry, academia and community partners to ensure the long-term economic competitiveness and advancement of the Houston region towards a more sustainable and net-zero emissions future.Jane holds a bachelor's degree. from University of Maryland and an MBA from Loyola University in Chicago. She spent over 20 years at BP working in several leadership roles prior to being in her current role. She is a National bronze medalist in cycling, a hobby turn passion she picked up in her transformation journey. Jane didn't go straight to college, within her first year she didn't think school was for her and instead took the route to work in retail. She talks about how this allowed her the time she needed in order to figure out what she wanted to do with her life before pursuing a degree. Little did she know her career in retail would take her down a path she would have never imagined. After graduating college she went back to retail at JCPenney, eventually taking a District Manager role at London Fog. During this time she faced one of the hardest moments in her career, bankruptcy. She walks us through the nine months she spent managing the financial crisis at the company. You might wonder how someone in retail ends up in oil and gas? Jane walks us through her journey in the oil and gas industry, which all started from an ad in the Baltimore newspaper looking for people at Amaco. Jane's retail background fit the need they were looking for in the retail space - gas stations. Jane sheds light on how important the retail part of oil and gas can be and why being dual focused as a retailer and producer can be difficult.Jane spent 16 years at BP, she talks about how Macanado impacted her both professionally and emotionally. It was difficult for her to navigate through the challenge while seeing all the amazing people working on finding a solution and the media demonizing it. This was the first time she experienced how critical her role was in the company. This experience pushed her to become more involved in the energy transition space, to help solve the problems and find the solutions for the industry. We dive into Jane's weight loss journey and what sparked it. We can all relate to Jane's stress that she endured in her career and the pressure she put on herself as the primary source of income. It's truly inspiring to hear her talk about how she stopped smoking and put her health first. Making these changes created a ripple effect throughout her life and she made it to the World Championships in Cycling! Come hang out with us:Download on Apple Podcast——>> ClickDownload on Spotify———>>ClickConnect with Maisy and Jamie:Connect with Massiel Diez: Instagram | LinkedInConnect with Jamie Elrod: Instagram | LinkedInFollow FTB on Instagram | LinkedInJoin FTB NationIf your interested in working with us, please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org To find out more about our mid-roll audio sponsor TechnipFMC please visit: TechnipFMCTo find out more about our pre-roll audio sponsor Varel Energy Solutions please visit: Varel EnergyTo find out more about website sponsor Nextier Energy Solutions please visit: Nextier Oilfield Solutions
Our guests this week are Cara Keating, Chief Customer Officer, Frito Lay-North America and Chad Matthews, Chief Commercial Officer, Pepsico Beverages-North America. In a fast-paced conversation recorded live at the National Association of Convenience Stores' annual conference in Las Vegas. we dig into what makes Pepsico unique on both the food and beverage side before delving into how customer-centric innovation is brought to life using tools like Pepviz. We also learn how the convenience channel is evolving, how the lines are blurring, and how Pepsi thinks about its own direct-to-consumer efforts. We also discover how both Cara and Chad's groups work with their retail partners to drive collaborative value, before wrapping up with a discussion of Pepsi's social impact efforts.But first we dissect the week's most important retail news, kicking off with Lowe's decision to "pull a Target" and bail on the Canadian market. Then we move on to some big picture news, including the National Retail Federation's holiday forecast and profit warnings from brands like Canada Goose and Under Armour. We also revisit the "wobbly unicorn corner," unpacking what to make of dismal quarterly earnings reports from Peloton and Wayfair, before sharing some uncharacteristically good news as AdoreMe gets scooped up by Victoria's Secret for a cool $400 million. We close with news from Steve's field trip to JC Penney's new inclusive beauty concept. About CaraCara Keating, an 18-year PepsiCo veteran, is the Chief Customer Officer for Frito Lay North America. Since joining PepsiCo in 2004, Cara's ability to consistently deliver results has led to progressively senior roles in general management, customer development and field leadership across Canada.Cara began her PepsiCo career in the Western Canada market with Frito Lay Canada (FLC). She then moved to Toronto with PepsiCo Foods Canada (PFC) in 2010 for sales roles with both FLC and Quaker responsibilities including leading the national convenience & gas business, large grocery customers, and foodservice sales. In 2014, Cara was promoted to Senior Director of Sales Strategy, Planning, and Insights. After her promotion to Ontario Area Vice President in 2015, Cara led the team to back-to-back Pingel Award wins in 2015 and 2016 for the top-performing FLC region. In 2016, Cara was promoted to Vice President Customer Development, where she led PFC's national sales team to deliver against PepsiCo's promise of providing world-class service to our customers and innovative programs to our consumers. Most recently, Cara was President of PFC, a role she held for three years. In this role Cara navigated the organization through the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to many other transformational changes, all while delivering sustained growth for the company and its customers.Cara is a talented people leader and passionate supporter of PepsiCo's Diversity, Engagement & Inclusion agenda. As a former lead and recent executive sponsor for the Women's Inclusion Network (WIN), her efforts to expand WIN across PepsiCo Canada were recognized with the prestigious PepsiCo Global Harvey Russell award for her contributions to diversity and women's development across PepsiCo.Cara has also helped to position PepsiCo Canada as an industry leader in advancing women through her involvement on the Board of Directors for the annual Forward Together women's development conference. In recognition of these efforts, Cara was honoured with a 2017 Star Women in Grocery award from Canadian Grocer Magazine.Cara is also very active in the food industry and sits on the Board of Directors for the Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP), the FHCP Industry Affairs Management Committee, the Golden Pencil Committee and was a former Advisory Council Member to the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG).Prior to PepsiCo, Cara worked at Procter & Gamble for four years in Account Management. Cara holds a Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Saskatchewan. She is an avid traveler and enjoys experiencing new destinations, cuisines and adventures with her husband, Eddie.About ChadChad Matthews is Chief Commercial Officer of PepsiCo Beverages North America. He assumed this role February 2022 and is a 24-year veteran of PepsiCo with strong leadership across the company's North America food and beverage businesses.In his current role leading the commercial function, Chad is responsible for enterprise customer development, commercialization, revenue growth management, our allied partner development, national go-to-market, and industry relations.Previously, Chad served as Senior Vice President and General Manager leading overall business and performance management for PepsiCo's beverage business in 13 states across the Central United States.Since joining PepsiCo in 1998, Chad has held several leadership roles, including Senior Vice President of Frito Lay's national accounts, Vice President of Frito-Lay's commercial organization and Vice President of Frito Lay North America's Mountain Region.Chad has deep experience and a proven track record of delivering strong business and people results, holding numerous roles across sales, operations, commercial, customer marketing, transformation, and go-to-market.About UsSteve Dennis is an advisor, keynote speaker and author on strategic growth and business innovation. You can learn more about Steve on his website. The expanded and revised edition of his bestselling book Remarkable Retail: How To Win & Keep Customers in the Age of Disruption is now available at Amazon or just about anywhere else books are sold. Steve regularly shares his insights in his role as a Forbes senior contributor and on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also check out his speaker "sizzle" reel here.Michael LeBlanc is the Founder & President of M.E. LeBlanc & Company Inc and a Senior Advisor to Retail Council of Canada as part of his advisory and consulting practice. He brings 25+ years of brand/retail/marketing & eCommerce leadership experience, and has been on the front lines of retail industry change for his entire career. Michael is the producer and host of a network of leading podcasts including Canada's top retail industry podcast, The Voice of Retail, plus Global E-Commerce Tech Talks , The Food Professor with Dr. Sylvain Charlebois and now in its second season, Conversations with CommerceNext! You can learn more about Michael here or on LinkedIn. Be sure and check out Michael's latest venture for fun and influencer riches - Last Request Barbecue, his YouTube BBQ cooking channel!
Margarita Alvarez es una diseñadora con una trayectoria increíble empezando con sus estudios en Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), de diseñar en JCpenney, Nordstrom, Shein y hasta participar en Project Runway, un reality show estadounidense. Hoy día tiene su propia marca y se dedica a la compra y venta de arte. Hablamos del negocio del diseño a grande escala, lecciones aprendidas en el camino, la cultura del arte y diseño en Puerto Rico. Dona al proyecto del podcast y @JuanVi Productions Ath Movil: Negocio: fuistealgym Venmo: https://account.venmo.com/u/Juan-Feliciano Juan Vi Productions esta con horas de estudio abierto para que crees el contenido de tu compañía podcast o redes. Escríbenos para más info: email@example.com Redes y MERCH de Juan Vi Productions: https://linktr.ee/juanviproductions Redes Margarita: https://www.instagram.com/margaritaalvarezofficial/ https://designermargarita.com/collections/essentials/essential
Imagine having a clear vision of yourself in the future. You picture your surroundings and even see a title but important details are missing. You see a corner office with a view but not what you're doing in that office. Or you can read your title that says "President of _______".These were Psyche Terry's directional goals. Starting in college, Psyche had big ambitions but what and how she would bring them to bear was unclear. Until one day while working for a non-profit making gift baskets things began to take shape.Today Psyche Terry is the Founder of UI Brands. Their signature brand Urban Hydration is sold in over 35,000 stores worldwide including top retailers like Ulta, Target, and JCPenney to name a few. The journey to success has not always been an easy one. On today's episode, Psyche shares:How "stepping on skinny branches" fueled her early entrepreneur days Navigating fear so it does not control your decisions Learning from all experiences, especially the failuresAnd much morePsyche is credited by Drug Store News as a Leading Woman in Beauty. She won America's Most Beautiful Mrs. Texas in 2022. With quadruple digit growth over the last 3 years, her brand, Urban Hydration, was the #1 fastest growing face cleaner in the industry according to Neilson & Inc 5000 as fastest growing Small Business in America. Named Women to watch, Rising Star, Influencer of the year, Trend Spotter, & Philanthropist.Quick Links:Connect with Psyche on LinkedInWATERisLIFE