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Charlie Mechem on Using Anecdotes for Connecting and Communicating with Power

Charlie Mechem’s remarkable business career spans six decades and includes stints as a lawyer, a business executive heading up the Taft Broadcasting empire, and the Commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Charlie is a consummate storyteller, and he uses his great deal of experience, wisdom, and joy to help professionals become more engaging speakers.…

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Christine Miller on Building Your Opportunity Pipeline in an On-Demand World

Christine Miller is a goal-oriented sales executive with extensive experience in sales and marketing. She is a highly motivated, customer-focused trainer and coach, who excels at building and structuring sales organizations. Her style is inspirational, high-energy, and collaborative. With more than 15 years of experience in media and marketing, Chris knows how to build an…

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Gregg Ward on the Rewards of Being a Respectful Leader

Gregg Ward is a management consultant, trainer, coach, and the founder and executive director of the Center for Respectful Leadership, who is on a mission to help leaders and their organizations develop their skills around respectful leadership, emotional intelligence, and executive presence. Using skills and techniques from his professional training in Live Theater, Gregg began…

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Laura Noel on How to Live a Focused and Fulfilling Life

Laura Noel is an Executive Business and Personal Development Consultant who works with organizations and individuals to help streamline business processes while maximizing profits. She helps clients stretch their thinking in a way that opens them up to new possibilities. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur and CEO of her own company, Laura studied and taught…

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Ben Krueger on How Podcasting Can Make You a Better Leader

Ben Krueger is the founder and CEO of Cashflow Podcasting, where they help industry advocates reach more people, change more lives and move entire industries forward. Having collaborated on 100s of podcasts since 2012, they’ve developed 8 Podcast Principles that when applied, lead to highly effective business podcasts. Built on these principles, they’ve developed a…

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Dave Blanchard on Small Business Marketing Success

Dave Blanchard, Owner and Founder of Cognesis Marketing has helped well over 100 small business owners get better results from their marketing budget. He is an innovative, customer-focused, and results-driven marketing leader with expertise in startups, automation, and growth. He lives with his wife and son in Battle Ground, WA. Links and Resources Learn more…

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Liletta Harlem on How to Use Your Voice for Leadership

Liletta Harlem is an Author, Event Coordinator, Motivational Speaker, Women’s Group Facilitator for Domestic Violence, Television Producer /Host, and CEO and Founder of her own companies entitled Big Sis & Company, and Keep The Box, LLC. Liletta has received training in Crisis Counseling, Group Counseling, Psychology, and Domestic Violence counseling. She currently is the Host…

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Judy DeFeo on Making the Most of Your Money

Judy DeFeo is passionate about the freedom and opportunities she brings to her clients. With 20 + years of financial industry experience, there’s no one better positioned to help small to midsize businesses leverage the power of cloud accounting software to help ease their accounting burden. Judy DeFeo spent 15 years with Goldman Sachs in…

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Beth Armknecht Miller on the Value of Asking for Feedback

Beth Armknecht Miller is CEO of Executive Velocity, a top talent and leadership development advisory firm. Beth is a trusted executive consultant, Vistage Chair Emeritus, and committed volunteer. She is certified in Myers Briggs, Hogan, and Business DNA. And, she is a Certified Managerial Coach by Kennesaw University. Beth’s insight and expertise have made her…

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Tony Banta on Leading in Crisis

Times are different today with so many of us working remotely. Working with clients and building the right client systems to maximize client results and profit is tough during normal conditions. Add the layer of being at distance and the entire game changes. Ever wonder what your clients are actually thinking? Why they’re not taking…

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Josh Dick on Growing Your Business Like a Lobster

Josh Dick knows what it takes to grow a small business into something extraordinary. His approach to business has always been about creating an organization that is strong, secure, and able to avoid distraction. Throughout his career in the coffee industry, he relied on the unusual metaphor of the lobster to unite the team and…

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3 CEOs Share Business Lessons from the Edge

Meet the 3 CEOs who have overcome every obstacle. These adventurers, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists have much to teach us about responsibility, success, and the bravery that surfaces in moments when everything is on the line. Who are the 3 CEOs? Nigel Bennett, Founder of AquaGuard, Andy Buyting, Founder of Tulip Media Group, and Todd Palmer,…

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Kim Bohr on Avoiding the Leadership Bermuda Triangle

What causes organizations to break down more often than anything else? That’s the focus of my conversation with today’s guest, Kim Bohr. Kim Bohr is an author, in-demand speaker, and coveted executive advisor. She is also the CEO of The Innovare Group. The firm that is known for diagnosing and repairing organizational and leadership disconnects,…

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Tommy Breedlove on Becoming Legendary

Returning for his second appearance on the Play Your Position Podcast, Tommy Breedlove shares his excitement about recently becoming a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best-selling author for his book, Legendary.  With humility and a tremendous amount of compassion for the hard journey we all face becoming our highest and best, Tommy believes, “No…

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Bill Eckstrom on Why Comfort Will Ruin Your Life

Bill Eckstrom is founder and CEO of EcSell Institute, the world’s first and only organization to measure and quantify leadership effectiveness. He and his coauthor, Sarah Wirth, are considered the world’s foremost authorities in metric- based performance coaching and growth. Bill and Sarah’s book, The Coaching Effect, was written to help leaders understand how coaching…

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Josh Fonger on Making More While Working Less

Josh Fonger is a consultant, coach, and speaker who is recognized as the leading authority in Business Performance Architecture. With his unique ability to develop and implement systematic solutions to complex business problems, Josh has personally consulted or coached over 600 business owners from more than 100 industries, from small startup businesses to large $500M…

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Geoff Blades on Doing What You Want in Life & Work

What can a former Wall Street High Roller teach us about playing our position with more dignity, grace, and courage so that we experience more success and satisfaction? Turns out, plenty. Twenty years ago, Geoff Blades was sitting in his Wall Street office and asked himself the question that would ultimately change his life. “Is…

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Rich Allen on the Power of Creating Radically Engaged Teams

After watching his father’s family-owned business struggle to succeed, Rich Allen made it his mission to turn failure into a legacy by asking one simple question: What makes a business work? The answer? It’s as easy as riding a bike. A high- energy speaker, recognized author, very successful entrepreneur, and sought- after advisor to business…

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Janet Kafadar on How to Build Your Online Business in 20 Minutes a Day

Janet Kafadar is an online business coach who’s passionate about helping coaches, entrepreneurs, and experts to package their brilliance into a sustainable, profitable online business. A busy mom and entrepreneur, Janet has personally experienced the frustration and overwhelm of feeling stuck on the path to building an online business. She’s made some mistakes along the…

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Brad Mulvey on Igniting Your Potential to Create a Life Worth Living

Brad Mulvey is a husband, podcast host, personal development thought leader and data-driven marketing consultant. He hosts the Millennial Mastermind Podcast, a show dedicated to giving entrepreneurial millennials the tools, tactics, and inspiration to turn their dreams into reality. Each week, he interviews successful entrepreneurs, authors, thought leaders, and experts to share their stories and…

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Bob Glazer on How to Elevate Peak Performance

Bob Glazer is the founder and CEO of a global performance marketing agency Acceleration Partners. Under his leadership, Acceleration Partners has become a recognized global leader in the affiliate marketing industry, receiving numerous industry and company culture awards, including Glassdoor’s Employees’ ChoiceAwards (2 years in a row), Ad Age’s Best Place to Work, Entrepreneur’s Top…

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Andy Paul on How Selling Is Changing

Andy Paul says that selling is changing… but not in the ways that most people believe (and why this is important to entrepreneurs, CEOs, and sales leaders). Andy is the host of his own top-rated podcast called Accelerate! With Andy Paul which has more than 700 episodes produced and nearly 2 million downloads. Andy is…

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Caroline Balinska on Building an eCommerce Empire

Today’s starting quarterback has “I have a crazy obsession with automating processes in your business so you can work less and make more money.” Her name is Caroline Balinska — aka the Ecommerce Growth Specialist. She is a forward-thinking game-changer with simple solutions for Merchants to get their first 1000 sales. THE FIRST 1000 ARE…

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Tracy Timm on Coming Alive at Work Once and for All

Tracy Timm is a born and raised Texas girl who has a very specific goal: to make life simple again. She does that as a quarter-life career coach and human capital advisor. Her program, The Nth Degree™ Academy, helps high-potential professionals discover their career “sweet spot” through a mix of self-discovery, tactical training, and some…

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Michael Alan Tate on Finding Your Peaceful & Life-giving Career at Any Stage of Life

As president and CEO of On the Same Page Consulting, Michael Alan Tate works with successful executives, entrepreneurs, and technical professionals who are seeking a simple action-focused plan to effectively manage career transitions, keep teams on the same page, and prepare for positive leadership succession. With over 20 years’ experience as an executive coach, consultant,…

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Terry Lammers on How to Buy or Sell a Business

Forget sales & net income; focus instead on gross profit & cash flow… and here’s why. Today’s starting QB Terry Lammers grew up watching his parents run their own company in the fuel & lubricants industry, and eventually came on as a full-time employee in the early 90’s and took over as president of the…

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Ari Meisel on the Art of Less Doing, More Living

Ari Meisel is an author, speaker, coach and the creator of Less Doing, More Living, a set of practices and principles designed to help the overwhelmed become more effective. These practices were born out of Ari’s battle with Crohn’s disease. As his illness progressed, he began to optimize, automate, and outsource everything in his life…

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Nick J. Murphy on Creating a Career on Your Terms

A former punter in both the NFL and European football league, today’s starting quarterback on PYP is Nick J. Murphy who has reinvented himself several times since kicking a pigskin to earn a living. Today Nick is a StoryBrand Certified Guide and sought after expert in the world of work. His career highlights include award-winning…

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Oscar Trimboli on the Numerous Rewards of Deep Listening

Today’s starting quarterback is Oscar Trimboli, a coach, supervisor, speaker and author of several books including Deep Listening: Impact beyond Words, The 125/400 Rule: The Art and Science of Listening and Breakthroughs: How to Confront Your Assumptions. Through his work with chairs, boards of directors and executive teams in local, regional and global organizations, Oscar…

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Steven Griffith on How to Have a Mindblowing Relationship with Time

Today’s starting quarterback is Steven Griffith whose mission in life is to teach us how to finally have that mind-blowing relationship with time. Steven is a nationally recognized author, speaker, researcher, and performance expert, former Chicago Golden Glove Boxer Champion in Illinois Heavyweight nicknamed “The Velvet Hammer,” and considered one of the leading authorities on…

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Mark Podolsky on How You Can Become Dirt Rich, Too

Today’s starting quarterback is returning guest, Mark Podolsky, author of Dirt Rich: How One Ambitiously Lazy Geek Created Passive Income in Real Estate Without Renters, Renovations, and Rehabs, owner of Frontier Properties and geekpay.io. Prior to his land investing success, Mark had a high-stress, soulless corporate job, and felt trapped in a state of solo-economic-dependency.…

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John Fairclough on the Freedom of Being Yourself

John Fairclough likes being himself and you will like him for it. He firmly believes that being the best of who you are is a competitive advantage in business and life. His story of overcoming a childhood marked by poverty is inspiring, and you will love how direct and honest John is about what building…

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Pat Rigsby on the IDEAL Business Formula

Pat Rigsby asked himself one vital question: What is business success for me? Because feeling like his business owned him, instead of the other way around, certainly was not part of his definition of success. He vowed to make a change and, after much research, Pat Rigsby’s IDEAL business was formed. He created a business…

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Karen Aberle on the Universal Dance of Relationship

Whether you’re single, married, happily partnered, or searching for love, you’ll be amazed at the insights shared by today’s guest, Karen Aberle (AB-early). Karen is the author of #1 Amazon bestseller Love’s Invisible Dance, inspired by her own juicy 30-year marriage, 3 decades of researching and teaching about relationship and the philosophy of language, and…

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Michelle Gomez on Moving Past Impostor Syndrome

“There are five competency types when it comes to the impostor syndrome,” says today’s starting quarterback, Michelle Gomez. “The Perfectionist, the Natural Genius, the Expert, the Rugged Individualist, and the Super Man -Super Woman – Super Student. “I coined the acronym UCON which stands for Unique Cocktail of Needs and it’s helped a lot of…

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Ron Saharyan on Why Every Business Needs to Put Profit First

“There’s a revolution going on in the accounting world right now,” today’s PYP MVP Ron Saharyan says. “We’re all about an algorithm away from being totally outsourced.” You will discover pretty fast that Ron is not shy about sharing his enthusiasm and passion for embracing change. From his unique vantage point of working with bookkeepers,…

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Doug Sandler Is a Nice Guy Who Finishes First

“The advice I would give people who are standing around on the sidelines waiting for something to happen is, put your helmet on, get your head out of your a$$ and get moving,” laughs this week’s PYP MVP, Doug Snadler. “The biggest problem most people have is inaction, which leads to a string of excuses…

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Christie Garcia Is Helping Make Good Men Great

When Christie Garcia was 29, she was the epitome of success. She had a great apartment in San Francisco, a nice car, friends, travel opportunities, an interesting career and all the other external symbols of making it in America. But a freak accident close to Christmas one year caused Christie to reevaluate her life and…

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Scott Beebe — The Small Business Deep Snapper

Scott Beebe admits he’s not a good marketer. He might even admit he’s a little jealous of people who are good marketers. But what Scott Beebe does do well is what plenty of people wish they could do. Scott Beebe is the Founder and Head Coach of MyBusinessOnPurpose.com He also hosts the Business On Purpose…

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