Posts by Mary Lou Kayser

Brett Snodgrass on Unveiling the Truest Sense of Your Legacy

Brett Snodgrass is a distinguished real estate investor with 15+ years of expertise. Brett is also a versatile entrepreneur excelling in flipping, creative financing, and business scaling. As the driving force behind SIMPLE QUARTERS, his team handles 250+ property transactions annually while also orchestrating 50+ creative financing deals for passive income. Seamlessly integrating faith and…

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Oakland McCulloch: “Leadership Begins at Home”

“Do the right thing even if it’s not in your best interest,” says today’s guest, Retired Lieutenant Colonel Oakland “Oak” McCulloch. Our conversation is full of insights like this. With Oak’s stellar military background coupled with his work as a leadership coach and keynote speaker, today’s episode provides plenty of examples of how we can…

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Tyson Ray on How to Fund Your Contentment

Senior wealth advisor, philanthropist, and author Tyson Ray, based in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, has over 25 years of experience in his field. As CEO and founding partner of FORM Wealth Advisors, Tyson is dedicated to helping clients live better lives. He seeks to add value by helping clients understand the future consequences of their actions,…

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Michelle LaBrosse on How to Complete Projects the Cheetah Way (in 2 Weeks or Less)

Michelle LaBrosse is a powerhouse in project management and innovation. As the Founder & CEO of Cheetah Learning, Michelle brings her dynamic expertise to the forefront, sharing insights from her incredible journey as an Aerospace Engineer and former Air Force Officer. Discover the secrets behind Cheetah Learning’s groundbreaking methodologies that have earned global recognition, including…

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John Miller on Transforming Your Business Conversations with Courageous Marketing

John Miller is the founder of Scribewise, a content marketing agency that helps B2B firms grow through demand generation and thought leadership. With a dedicated team of talented writers, designers, and strategists, John’s mission is to humanize complex business conversations. They develop and deliver captivating, audience-centric content that builds trust with Scribewise’s clients’ future customers.…

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Aaron Marcum on the Art and Science of Well-Being

Aaron Marcum has spent over two decades founding and scaling award-winning, multi-million-dollar enterprises that have left an indelible mark on North America. His journey began in the healthcare sector, where his leadership transformed the home care industry. Through his second startup, Aaron revolutionized the lives of countless entrepreneurs and millions of seniors receiving care. He…

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Anna Maria Ponzi on the Power of the 4 Ounce Pour

Anna Maria Ponzi is the former owner and past president of Ponzi Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. From the age of four, she’s had the rare experience of working in every aspect of the winery. She helped plant its original vines, worked on the bottling line, hosted guests in the tasting room and has made…

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David Braithwaite on Navigating the Evolution of Leadership

Reflecting on his own path, David Braithwaite has come to realize that leadership isn’t just about titles or positions—it’s a dynamic journey that evolves with time and experience. From his early days in the Boy Scouts, where he first tasted leadership responsibility, to building and leading teams in his business ventures, every step has been…

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Linda Cohen on the Benefits of Leading with Kindness

Linda Cohen is an international keynote speaker, consultant, author, and trainer who considers herself a kindness catalyst. She shares the ROI of kindness with businesses and associations around the world through customized interactive programs for team meetings and conference keynotes with enthusiasm and expertise. Linda believes kindness is no longer a nice to have in…

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Tim Fortescue on Leading and Communicating with Authenticity

Tim Fortescue is an extraordinary communication coach who ignites transformation and drives success. With a background in basketball coaching and a passion for helping individuals grow, Tim’s journey has taken him from volunteer high school basketball coach to founding his own coaching venture, 40 Watt Coaching. His coaching philosophy centers around coaching the full human, not just a person’s speech…

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Jeff Bartsch on Building Confidence and Connections through the Power of Story

Jeff Bartsch is a visionary storyteller, communication strategist, and founder at Story Greenlight. With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry and online business, Jeff has helped shape content for clients including ABC, NBC, Universal, Disney, Apple, and many others. Jeff’s commentary has been featured in major publications including Time Magazine, USA Today,…

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Dave Newell on Leveraging the Five Facets of Business Framework™ for Alignment and Success

Dave Newell is on a mission to “align the misaligned” — connecting leaders with systems that foster outstanding work and personal fulfillment. If you’re feeling like any aspect of your current business is off-kilter, this conversation will help you find your bearings. Dave collaborates with small business leaders to implement the Five Facets of Business™…

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Emma Donovan on Owning Your Story in an Authentic Way

As we launch a new year, Emma Donovan shares timely and timeless ideas about choosing online platforms, owning your story in an authentic way, and driving the narrative about yourself and your brand. Emma Donovan is a seasoned entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in brand strategy and professional profiling. As co-founder of Dapper, she…

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Andy Hite on Leading with Heart and Purpose

Andy Hite is a recognized leadership coach who supports entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams with energy and enthusiasm as they navigate the world of building businesses and lives filled with prosperity, meaning, & freedom. Regardless of the setting—be it in front of an audience, within an intimate boardroom, or during individual client sessions—Andy’s background in…

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Jason Shen on Giving Up to Go Forward

Jason Shen is a former national champion gymnast and an executive coach with a focus on resilience and reinvention. As CEO of Refactor Labs, he coaches entrepreneurs and teams through crucial transitions and writes about creative risk-taking in his weekly newsletter Cultivating Resilience. He has been published in TechCrunch, Fast Company, and Vox and a…

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Dr Taylor Hartman on Making Your Relationships Work

Through The People Code (formerly published as The Color Code) and The Character Code, Dr. Taylor Hartman provides a universal message, simple and profound: life is about relationships. As an author, psychologist, corporate consultant and leadership coach, his life’s work has centered on providing an insightful system for improving your understanding of yourself and others…

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Mark Brodinsky on Why You Matter

  Mark Brodinsky is a writer, accomplished speaker, Emmy winner and a passionate believer in the power of your story. It is his mission to positively impact the lives of a billion people with his “You Matter” Movement. Mark worked many years in the TV industry as an Emmy-Award winning writer and producer. The creative…

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Bryce Henson on Growing Profits through Fitness

  Bryce Henson is the CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp, the world’s fastest growing fitness boot camp franchise. Having nearly 20 years of Fitness Business experience and owning his own Fit Body location, his passion is spreading fitness to the world through business coaching. Through Fit Body Boot Camp’s World Wide growth, Bryce has overseen hundreds of gyms…

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Tim Yurek on Why the Best Leaders Question Everything

  Just about everyone knows that the American Dream as it was once presented is no longer attainable. It’s not that the dream itself is dead — it simply needs to be redefined. Today’s guest is Tim Yurek, a highly accomplished financial consultant veteran and thought leader in his industry who is leading the conversation…

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Luis Scott on Why Leadership Has to Hurt Sometimes

Answering the call to leadership comes with many benefits. Here on PYP, conversations often revolve around all the great results choosing leadership as a life path brings. But if we’re being honest with ourselves, leadership hurts sometimes. Today’s guest Luis Scott talks candidly about the painful side of leadership, while also shining a light on…

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Catherine Tindall on the Truth about Your Taxes

Catherine Tindall knows taxes and is committed to teaching people about how to maximize their money and minimize their taxes. Catherine is a CPA with the accounting firm Dominion Enterprise Services, and she specializes in strategic income tax approaches to help clients navigate tax codes and regulations including the Employee Retention Credit. In today’s conversation,…

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John Gumas on the 5 Step Process for Building Your Brand

A veteran of the branding, advertising, and interactive marketing industry, John Gumas founded Gumas Advertising in 1984. Today, the award-winning firm is consistently named one of the top branding and interactive marketing firms by the California Business Times. John is recognized as one of the country’s foremost authorities on Challenger Brand Marketing®. He is the…

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Mario Lanzarotti on Becoming a Conscious Leader

Get ready for the fun energy! My guest this week is Mario Lanzarotti and he exudes excitement and enthusiasm for all of life! From CEO’s to Olympians and mission-driven entrepreneurs, Mario Lanzarotti helps high-achievers all across the globe gain the mental clarity and focus necessary to achieve what would normally take years, in 6 months…

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Marybeth Gregg on How to Soar with a Broken Wing

Marybeth Gregg is the President and Founder of the International Center for Women’s Leadership. Throughout her 30+ year career, she has worked in human development for several global corporations in addition to her extensive individual coaching work with clients in the business and not-for-profit arena. In 2012, Marybeth founded what is now The International Center…

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John Ovrom on Designing a Successful Business Exit

  John Ovrom is the President and Founder of Exit Consulting Group, Inc. (ECG). He founded the company on a simple principle – the desire to help fellow entrepreneurs. What started as John helping friends and previous business connections, quickly evolved into a consulting business, and the creation of The Ovrom Group, that became the…

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MiMi Chau on Leading Beyond the Hustle Culture

MiMi Chau first appeared here on the Play Your Position Podcast in 2014. A lot has happened in MiMi’s life since then! Not only did she meet her soulmate Henry, but she had her son and a few business experiences that didn’t work out. Today, MiMi is a Business and Transformation Coach + Reiki Master…

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Chris Larsen on Creating Next-Level Income

Chris Larsen is the founder and Principal of Next-Level Income. Since “retiring” after 18 years in the medical device industry, he dedicates his time to helping others become financially independent through education and investment opportunities. Chris has been investing in and managing real estate for over 20 years. While completing his degree in Biomechanical Engineering…

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Stephanie Nivinskus on Becoming Absolutely Unforgettable in a Noisy World

  Stephanie Nivinskus is the CEO of SizzleForce Marketing, a Fractional CMO agency that services scaling companies. Since 1995 she’s been developing brand-building marketing campaigns that have been used by companies including Starbucks, Quiksilver, The National Football League and Cox Communications along with thousands of privately- owned companies. Stephanie has written for Forbes and Entrepreneur…

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Mark Yegge on Winning the Money Game

Mark Yegge, the Wealth Architect, has spent his entire life learning and teaching people about wealth and the importance of a success mindset. He started investing when he was 12 – and made enough to buy his first car at 16. Mark started, and later sold, his Wall Street software company – the company that…

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Dr Jean Oursler on What to Do about Your Caveman Brain

With a Ph.D. in Business Psychology, Dr Jean Oursler is one of the country’s top business consultants, a top-rated speaker, a world-class business performance coach and the creator of Caveman Brain®. Dr. Jean developed The Caveman Brain® Business Growth System to help individuals, teams, and companies who want to accelerate their business growth. This groundbreaking…

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Rob Commodari on Why You Are Better than You Think

Rob Commodari helps people find the path to reach their fullest potential. He discovered his own path in 1990, when he realized that speech and communication are powerful tools that animate hearts and minds. Rob developed a personalized approach to communicating that teaches awareness so that listeners may find their purpose and set attainable goals.…

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Spencer Snakard on Breaking through Your Upper Limits

Spencer Snakard is an Executive Transformation Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. She helps visionary entrepreneurial women leaders break through upper limits so they can turn their mission into a world-changing movement … without life-sucking consequences! With 25 years of experience, her transformative programs cause profound & lasting shifts in participants’ lives by getting to the heart…

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Owen McGab Enaohwo on Processes and Procedures that Drive Business Growth

  Owen McGab Enaohwo is the CEO and Co-founder of SweetProcess, an easy to-use software that enables company executives and their employees to collaborate together to quickly document and/or improve their standard operating procedures, processes, and policies. In our conversation, Owen explains why businesses with well-defined processes and procedures outperform businesses that don’t. Owen was…

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Patrick Woods on Driving Business Growth with Community

For brands of all sizes and shapes, community is fast becoming the driver of success. Today’s guest has been at the epicenter for many years of helping brands bake community into their ecosystems for long-term growth and sustainability. If you’re wondering what factor can determine setting your brand apart from others in your space, you…

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Tim Tortora on How to Succeed in Hollywood

  Tim Tortora started working in Hollywood over 30 years ago as a tape operator in a recording studio and worked his way up through the ranks to CFO by 2008. He learned a lot along the way and worked with some amazing people and some of the biggest companies ( Harpo Films, Mandalay Entertainment,…

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Brooke Chapman on Achievable, Sustainable Marketing Success

Brooke Chapman started her career as a television journalist before moving into corporate communications and public relations roles, advising leading brands across the mining, travel, property, recruitment, and not-for-profit sectors. Today, Brooke Chapman is the Executive Director for ThreeBy3 and 9Boxes. Having worked within and alongside marketing teams for over 10 years, Brooke made the…

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Jack Tompkins on What It Means to Lead with Data

Jack Tompkins is the owner of a consulting firm with the best name ever: Pineapple Consulting Firm. Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jack absolutely loves helping small businesses become data-driven! Originally from Connecticut, Jack spent years after college in Corporate America with roles ranging from analyst to partnership manager, but moved down to Charlotte…

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Carol Sanford on Contrarian Thinking and Strategic Disruption

Carol Sanford is an award-winning business educator, summit Producer, podcaster, and author. She is a consistently recognized thought leader working side by side with Fortune 500 and new economy executives in designing and leading systemic business change and design. Through her university and in-house educational offerings, global speaking platforms, multi-award-winning books, and human development work,…

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Tony Wall on Building a More Sustainable Future

Tony Wall is the founder and president of Noēsis, a non-profit dedicated to issues of human sustainability, to examine evolutionary influence upon modern behavior, and to one day free humankind from the churn of perpetual conflict. Tony Wall, who comes from a family of nine, graduated from the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. He…

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Emily Morgan on Delegation as a Leadership Strategy

Emily Morgan is an entrepreneur with an innate heart for supporting others. Her mission is to create freedom and energy for people to do what they love by helping them master delegation. Emily speaks nationally on the topics of delegation, automation, remote workforces, and flexwork culture, and she has been featured in Forbes as a…

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John Robertson on Developing Trust as a Leader

Trust has never been more important and yet… these days, trust in leadership has eroded significantly. From employees to citizens, too many of us have become jaded about what people in positions of leadership are — or aren’t — doing. Today’s guest, John Robertson, is determined to turn that trend around so trust is not…

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Elizabeth Borelli on How to Breathe Your Way to Success

Can breathing really make a difference in how successful you are as a leader? Today’s guest says one hundred percent it can — and she can prove it. Elizabeth Borelli combines her years of experience in ICF-accredited executive and leadership coaching, and RYT® 200 training into a unique mind-body approach to personal growth and professional…

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Ty Morgan on Leading through Faith

What do you think you would do if you learned that your unborn child had a condition that almost guaranteed he wouldn’t live beyond birth? In today’s episode, Ty Morgan shares his very personal leadership story which is unlike any I’ve heard in the eight years I’ve been podcasting. Ty’s story is not only moving,…

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Colin Gray on Podcasting as a Leadership Strategy

Colin Gray is a podcaster, international speaker, PhD and founder of The Podcast Host and Alitu, a podcast maker app. Colin started out in Astrophysics, before realising, to his dismay, how much maths were involved. A zig-zag route through education, marketing and the web brought him to Podcasting, which has less maths, but just as…

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Scott Drake on How to Hire and Lead with Compassion

The war for talent is perhaps as fierce as it has ever been. Consequently, business leaders across the board are putting more energy into attracting and then hiring the best people for the right roles. It’s no easy feat. Today’s guest Scott Drake helps leaders make great decisions about who they onboard along with how…

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Orshie Herbein on How to Rethink Your Marketing

Orshie Herbein, a partner at Brand3, knows if you don’t have a clear message and image, you could be wasting as much as 80% of your marketing budget. In our lively conversation, Orshie offers some actionable ways to help business owners rethink marketing and to stop wasting time and money and accelerate business growth. She…

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Russell Pearson on How to Chase Your Own Dream

What does growing a business and blacksmithing have in common? Today’s guest Russell Pearson is going to tell you…and you will love the way the analogy works out. I absolutely loved my conversation with Russell and I think you will, too. Some details about Russell Pearson: he is a Business Strategist, Designer, Podcast Host, Keynote…

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Jonathan Goldhill On Helping Leaders Hire Right and Scale Up

Jonathan Goldhill is a masterful business coach and personal strategist specializing in guiding next-generation leaders of family businesses to scale up their business as they take control over the leadership and ownership of the family business. Jonathan Goldhill left New York for California at age 20 after his family’s large, privately-held men’s apparel manufacturing company—started…

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Benson Agbortogo on the Business System that Never Fails

Benson Agbortogo is the creator of the Consistent Profit Tree System which helps business owners and entrepreneurs in the construction and service industry generate more profit while working fewer hours. While living in his native African homeland, at age 13, Benson Agbortogo discovered the immense love of a wealthy God and embarked on a quest…

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Dr. Ruth Gotian on the Four Elements of Success

As we enter a new year, many of us are thinking about what success means moving forward. My conversation on today’s episode with Dr. Ruth Gotian is sure to get you thinking about your own definition of success and what you will prioritize in the coming months. Dr. Ruth Gotian is the Chief Learning Officer…

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2021 Mashup — 35 Inspiring Conversations

The 2021 Mashup from PYP is here! This is the time of year when many of us in the podcasting space, in the blogging space, in the entire universe of the online space do an end of the year wrap-up, mash-up, retrospective, whatever word you want to use. Here at PYP is no different. Like…

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Peter Docker on Leading from the Jumpseat

Peter Docker is a co-author of Find Your Why (global sales of over 420,000), and previously a founding Igniter at Simon Sinek Inc. His new book is called Leading from the Jumpseat: How to Create Extraordinary Opportunities by Handing Over Control, now available around the world. Handing over the reins to others is inevitable. Everyone…

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Brian Kight on the Physics of Leadership

Brian Kight believes “There’s nothing more inconsistent going on day to day week to week than what’s going on inside someone’s heart. The number one skill a coach can have is to move someone in that way.” Our conversation is centered around core leadership principles Brian uses in his coaching work. He doesn’t know your…

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Angus Nelson on Letting Your Greatness Guide You

Angus Nelson is a man on a mission: to help ambitious men find a life of meaning and purpose, free from the constraints of limitations imposed by others or self. In a nutshell, he helps men create lives they’ve always wanted. As an entrepreneur, Angus endured the pain of burnout, addiction, and divorce as the…

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Ken Kladouris on Success through Stillness

What is the connection between stillness and success? With us today is Ken Kladouris, an esteemed wealth advisor and a leader in the self-mastery movement who has developed an online course entitled “Stillness to Success” to help people cut through the noise, find their stillness and create the success they want in life. Ken compiled…

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Meghan Lynch on Retaining Talent, Building Culture, and Growing a Business in the Age of Uncertainty

Meghan Lynch is the CEO of Six-Point Creative, a brand strategy agency that helps “second-stage” companies break through growth plateaus. As part of her mission to help small businesses challenge the goliaths, Meghan has served as an expert advisor to second-stage clients in a wide range of industries, from fast-casual restaurants to industrial manufacturers. Meghan…

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Jonathan Baktari on Post-Pandemic Work and Life

When Jonathan Baktari was arguably at the peak of his medical career as a triple board-certified physician, he saw an opportunity to try something new. Taking everything he’d learned as a doctor, medical director, and educator, he launched two businesses—a vaccine clinic and a drug-testing enterprise—that are driven by technology and designed for fast, customer-centric…

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Calvin Brown on Finding Gold in the Hidden App Market

Calvin Brown is a tech founder with experience managing global teams and multi-million dollar software deliverables. His software architecture background, coding capabilities, and keen understanding of the entire process help inform his mindful but competitive approach. Calvin is fueled by his passion for understanding the nuances of the technical challenges businesses face across all industries.…

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Rich Kasparian on Investing for a Happy Retirement

Rich Kasparian is the founder of Garden City Financial Group Inc. Rich and his firm work passionately with individuals, families, and businesses to plan, manage, and pursue their financial goals with confidence. He understands that people work hard for their money. They should be able to invest it well so it works for them during…

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Dr. Roger Hall on How to Be Happier and More Successful

It’s what everyone wants. More happiness. More success. Today’s guest, business psychologist Dr. Roger Hall, shares ways of getting both. He has one trick: training leaders to MONITOR and MANAGE their thinking. Successful people are first and foremost disciplined thinkers. Yogi Berra was right. He said, “Ninety percent of baseball is mental. The other half…

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Erin Fults on Making the Most of the Seasons of Your Business and Life

Erin Fults is a strategist, coach, implementer, and the founder of Acorn Studio, a business coaching, and marketing consultancy. Erin passionately believes that healthy, sustainable small businesses can change the world. She helps business owners figure out the next right step to move their business forward and implement simple frameworks that maximize revenue and productivity.…

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John Vuong on Why SEO Still Matters

Think SEO is a thing of the past? Think again! Today’s guest John Vuong takes us inside the world of local search, SEO and why it matters more than ever. He also shares insider tips and tactics about how you can make SEO work for you without knowing all the backend tech stuff. John Vuong…

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Curtis May on the Velocity of Money

Curtis May is the creator and owner of Practical Wealth Advisors (PWA) and host of The Practical Wealth Show Podcast. The primary focus of his financial planning firm is to help individuals and families become financially free by following the principles of wealth creation that have endured for centuries around the world. As the host…

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Janice Lintz on Making the World More Accessible for People with Hearing Loss

Janice Schacter Lintz is a passionate, accomplished hearing loss consultant and advocate. She is well known and respected for her ability to assess situations, identify areas for improvement, recommend solutions, and implement programs that help organizations improve customer service and grow profits. A culture lover, Janice felt her heart sink whenever her daughter – diagnosed…

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Jonathon Hensley on Leading through Digital Transformation

Jonathon Hensley is co-founder and CEO of Emerge, a digital product consulting firm that works with companies to improve operational agility and customer experience. For more than two decades, Jonathon has helped startups, Fortune 100 brands, technology leaders, large regional health networks, non-profit organizations and more, transform their businesses by turning strategy, user needs, and…

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