Posts by Mary Lou Kayser

Jeff McManus Grows Weeders into Leaders

Jeff McManus grows things. As the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi, he grows plants…he grows people…he grows ideas. Jeff is a problem-solver, understanding that doing more with less is a 21st century mandate. He developed his GROW-theory into an impactful management and professional development leadership program for his staff and has…

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Dr. Phil Carson Dares to Dream Again

Kick Off! Too many Americans are living as prisoners in their own bodies, held captive by bad habits that have drained them of their livelihood and sentenced them to a premature death. These harsh realities are what have kept Dr. Phil Carson passionate about practicing pharmacy since 1985. After encountering many patients who were seeking…

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Rob Dial — “Walmart Pasta Saved My Life”

Kick Off! Rob Dial started his career in sales at 19, and in just two short years, he was promoted to run a franchise with the company. Rob would grow that franchise into a multi-million dollar business, breaking almost every record for a new office in the company’s 60 year history by the time he…

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PYP MVPs 2016 — Highlight Reel

Kick Off! “The best professionals I’ve ever met are always improving. They are never stuck in one place.” Claudio Toyoma, PYP #62 The PYP MVPs 2016 share their best insights in today’s special “best of” highlight reel episode. The end of one year and the beginning of a new one is always a great time…

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Jo Miller Leads and Speaks from the Heart

Kick Off! Jo Miller is Founding Editor of BeLeaderly.com, CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc., and the creator of the Women’s Leadership Coaching® system, a roadmap for women who want to break into leadership positions in business. Used successfully by thousands of women worldwide, the system identifies the key steps women must take to advance…

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Dave Sanderson Proves How Much Moments Matter

Kick Off! Dave Sanderson is an inspirational survivor, speaker, and author. When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson,” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be. The last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful…

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Paul Maskill Scores Big with Franchising

Kick Off! Go inside the world of franchising with today’s PYP MVP, Paul Maskill. Sitting in a cubicle for 12 hours a day while building someone else’s business was not Paul’s idea of a living the dream. So, he quit! In 2011 he invested in his first TGA franchise, combining his business experience with passion…

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Jane Leslie Shares How Follow Your Dream into the End Zone

Kick Off! New York pianist and composer Jane Leslie has been honored with several ASCAP Awards for her original music. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Juilliard School and a Doctoral degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Blending elements from classical and popular music, Jane Leslie has created her own signature ‘crossover’…

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Kelley McElreath on Surviving Survival

Kick Off! Have you survived a tragedy in your life? Kelley McElreath, The Survivor Coach, has suffered the loss of two children, drug and alcohol addiction, the loss of both parents, breast cancer, infidelity, divorce and an attempted suicide, to name a few. She says that when a person endures such things in their lives,…

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Dan Kimble Is A Leader Worth Following

Kick Off! Dan Kimble is the CEO of Resonance Executive Coaching. He is a thought leader, executive coach, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and a twenty+ year veteran of Silicon Valley. He dabbles in many things such as winning motorcycle road-races, improv theater, screenwriting, singing, and his latest addiction: playing guitar. Dan is the creator of The…

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Elizabeth Case Shows How to Score Big on Social Media

Kick Off! Five years ago in 2011, Elizabeth Case “drank the kool-aid” of entrepreneurship and started Yellow Dog Consulting, a marketing and sales consulting firm focused on the small business owner. Yellow Dog Consulting is designed to help growing businesses set up the foundation and building blocks of their marketing and sales efforts. She brings…

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Rob Barisoff Is the King of Consistency

Kick Off! Rob Barisoff is co-founder of Bidsy.com and the host of Bidsy’s Small Business Society podcast. Rob’s journey through personal adversity fuels his fearless approach to seizing every opportunity, both personally and professionally. He lives in Saskatchewan, Canada, plays drums in a couple of bands and is dedicated to healthy living through fitness and…

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Claudio Toyama Aims for Mastery & Strives for Excellence

Kick Off! Claudio Toyama is an International Leadership Consultant specializing in building sustainable peak performance cultures. An entrepreneur for more than 10 years, Claudio spearheaded the launch of successful consulting companies in the UK and US. He has delivered projects in 113 countries, has travelled to over 40 of them and has lived in 5…

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Dana Corey Takes Us From Impossible to Possible

Kick Off! Dana Corey is an international speaker, high performance business strategist and the Founder of Big Heart, Big Life where big money & big love go hand in hand. Her passion is coaching successful women entrepreneurs to get beyond what they already know, believe and do, so they can turn their ‘impossible’ into “accomplished!”…

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57: Chasing Light into the End Zone — with Asa Mathat

Kick Off! Asa Mathat is a visionary photographer who thrives on creating a world through pictures. His work empowers and inspires all who savor his creativity. Mathat has photographed the miracle of life, couples seeking to embellish the wonder each sees in each other, powerful forces of nature at their best, life-changing events and fashion…

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56: The Best of Team PYP 2015

What a Year It’s Been! Thanks so much for tuning in to this special end of the year episode of the PYP Podcast. Like everyone else at this time of year, I’m sitting here thinking to myself, Wow! Where did 2015 go? It’s been such a great year here at PYP. 23 guests graced us…

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53: Either Evolve or Evaporate — with Nick Onken

Kick Off! Nick Onken is a photographer, podcast host, and creative entrepreneur. A former graphic designer hailing from the soggy city of Seattle, he now resides in the concrete jungle of New York. Nick has photographed personalities such as Justin Bieber, Usher, and Jessica Alba as well as print campaigns for brands such as Nike,…

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51: Transforming the Internet Experience from Everyday to Extraordinary — with Micha Mikailian

Kick Off! Micha Mikailian has been a serial entrepreneur for the last 22 years, with 8 companies under his belt. He most recently Co-Founded Intently, a software platform that leverages virtual real estate to transform people’s experiences with technology. It is a vision boarding application that deeply connects its users with their goals and intentions…

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48: Building Champions One Mindset at a Time — with Christine Meyer

Kick Off! Christine Meyer has been a coach for 15 years to entrepreneurs, athletes and people in the entertainment industries who seek to powerfully elevate their perspectives on money, relationships and themselves. Through highly personalized coaching, Christine helps people to masterfully create their reality. When she’s not coaching, she’s mostly being bossed around by her…

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42: Pretty Dresses & Drinking Champagne Wins Games — with Mary Louise VanNatta

Kick Off! Mary Louise VanNatta, CAE has consulted with organizations and nonprofit associations since 1986 as owner of VanNatta Public Relations (VPR) and more recently its sister company, Spire Management. As a popular social columnist, she writes the weekly “Out and About with Mary Louise VanNatta” for the Statesman Journal newspaper in the Capitol City…

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41: Andrea Lake on Why We Can’t Compare Our Behind the Scenes to Other People’s Highlight Reels

Kick Off! Andrea Lake is the Founder and CEO of Lessons.biz and Co-Founder of Mentor Mojo. Both are e-learning platforms to help hyper accelerate entrepreneurs on their journey to success. She has founded 14 companies since she was 18 years old, including StickerJunkie.com and YogaJunkie, as well as Delinquent Distribution which owned the merchandise sales…

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37: Self-Discipline & Living Life on Purpose — with Chris Yonker

Kick Off! Chris Yonker is a lifelong student of human potential who embraces a uniquely collaborative approach to professional and personal development; one that encompasses the principles of leadership, classical sales training, and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). He works with senior executives, entrepreneurs and highly motivated salespeople who aspire to top levels of performance and achievement.…

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36: Putting Players First & Overcoming Adversity — with Meredith Berkich

Kick Off! Meredith Berkich has a 25-year track record of leadership and expertise in the direct selling industry; companies bring her on to develop field sales systems and add her powerful influence to network marketing models. Forthright and dedicated, equal parts strategist and enthusiastic coach, Meredith partners with corporations and top field leaders to develop…

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25: Building Your Professional Network — with Doug Goodrum

Kick Off! Doug Goodrum is the Founder & Executive Director of the Career Resources Network, an organization dedicated to empowering career seekers and advancing career development. Prior to founding the CRN, Doug has enjoyed a variety of fun and challenging experiences including working as a Territory Account Executive for XEROX in Atlanta, Georgia and building…

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24: Audio Postcard for Veteran’s Day 2014

Letters For three years, while my grandfather was in the South Pacific during World War II, he and my grandmother wrote letters to each other every day. One of my most vivid memories of the weekend of his memorial in 1993 is of me and my cousins sitting in the parlor of his home, reading…

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21: Starting a Side Hustle — with Tracy Imm

Kick Off! Tracy Imm is a premier communications and marketing strategist who understands the importance of investing in yourself if you’re serious about winning big games in business and life. She is the author of the forthcoming book, The Brave Girl’s Guide to a Dream Career in Corporate, and makes her home in the Baltimore-D.C.…

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19: Shattering the Glass Ceiling — with Kelly Fidel

Kick Off! Kelly Fidel is America’s Premier Sales Expert in landing lucrative larger clients. She is a professional speaker, author, and business strategist. Harnessing more than 28 years of expertise as a powerhouse corporate executive running billion dollar sales divisions, Kelly has successfully navigated the world of corporate dealmakers and boardrooms, and has worked with…

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16: Sally Hogshead’s Fascination Advantage & Other Personality Assessments

Kick Off! Move the Chains! Touchdown! Popular Personality Assessments In today’s episode, I celebrate the launch of Sally Hogshead’s latest book, How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination. Listeners go on a journey through the different personality assessments available on the market today and what each one’s biggest…

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8: Finding Your Zone of Genius — with Tim Sieck

Kick Off!   Tim Sieck is a principal partner with On Target Talent, an MT Endeavors company.  On Target Talent is a professional services firm specializing in helping organizations assess, develop, and retain key talent. Additionally, Tim is an adjunct faculty member at Upper Iowa University. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa…

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