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Doing it Right: The Stories that Make Us
26 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Got the guts to be an entrepreneur? Maybe not! | Kyle Waldrep, CEO Dottid | Ep. 119 - Doing it Right!
It ain’t easy. But did you know how un-easy it can be? Just listen to what it took for Kyle Waldrep to do what he did. Raise $4M to start his tech company – in the big, wide ocean of commercial real estate. After all – hadn’t the big players figured it out yet? Obviously the answer is NO. So, Kyle did, and the rest is history.Tune in to hear Kyle talk about the hard parts of what it took to make it big. Monday, 12:30PMCentral.TPOV’S:- Startups take longer than you think- Put in the hard yards. (Focus – no time for fluff stuff)- Be laser focused.- Persevere beyond the negativity.- People are generally opposed to change
47 minutes | Oct 4, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 118 | Kevin Brown, Motivational Author & Speaker
Kevin’s unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and in life requires anything but conventional thinking. His blue-collar roots linked to streetwise aptitude instilled in him a ‘never quit attitude.’With a best-selling, short little book called The Hero Effect®, Kevin has been traveling the globe spreading his simple philosophy: Heroes are extraordinary people who choose not to be ordinary.Meet Kevin Brown—a man on a mission to help us dream big dreams, achieve great things, and leave us better than they found us. His mission comes a heart filled with low lows before hitting his high highs in life.Tune in this Monday, October4th at 12:30PM Central Time and take advantage of a special gift announcement.TPOVS:* The more I close the gap between who I am on and off the stage, the more I become successful.* Heroes are extraordinary people who choose not to be ordinary. Ordinary is a choice.* Be a thought starter, not a thought leader.* People don’t care how much you know until they know how much it will help them.* Redefine the lines. Boundaries are a conditional process.* Pull out the next version of yourself.
36 minutes | Sep 20, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 117 | John Kinzer, Dallas Restaurant Entrepreneur
John Kinzer – the ultimate Entrepreneur in one of the most difficult industries – RESTAURANTS!According to the National Restaurant Association, as of January 2021, there was a 65.91% year-on-year decline in consumers dining in restaurants in the U.S. as result of Covid-19 pandemic. Yet, John’s establishments survived and even thrived! Why?Learn his secrets to success from a private equity executive to operating four bar & restaurant establishments. The variety of these will astound you. From upscale casual to sushi to pizza—all designed with a “community” atmosphere catered to the neighborhood.How does he run a thriving business in this pandemic? You’ll learn about creativity, practical ownership advice and John’s visionary accomplishments.Watch and listen on September 20th at 12:30CTTPOVS:-Be a friend of the neighborhood.-Lead from the front.-Be creative, think outside of the box.-Support local businesses.-Culture comes from the top.-Soft skills are more important than ever.-Think before you speak.-Hubris is the deadliest sin.
44 minutes | Sep 6, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 116 | Town Hall - Returning to the Office During Delta Variant
Do to or not to do! That’s the question our Town Hall panelists discussed.Four prestigious senior leaders from four industries weighed in. We asked these questions:-How are you flexing your return-to-work policy now with this Delta variant exploding?-What kind of conversations are you having at the senior level and with your employees?-What innovative ways are you attracting and keeping talent?-How can employees help their leaders’ mental fatigue?These relevant questions and more you must hear! Watch or listen to our first Town Hall on September 6 th at 12:30CTTPOVS:-Flexibility is key in an ever-changing environment.-Check the pulse of your people and have open dialogue.-Transparency is key.-Nobody has a set playbook.-Use this opportunity to learn more about people.-Be prepared to adapt to different situations.-Leaders can show vulnerability too.-Encourage communication.-Don’t be afraid of changes to culture.-Find time every day to relax.-Focus on what’s important to you.-Ask your team how they are doing and listen.
41 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 115 | David Cottrell - Founder & CEO of Cornerstone Leadership
- Leadership Lessons You Can’t Afford to Miss - Meet David Cottrell— founder & CEO of Cornerstone Leadership—one of the nation’s largest publishers of management and leadership resources. Having written over 30 books himself, David holds a bold yet simple philosophy: “Leadership is about influence. It exists throughout the organization – not just in executives, managers and supervisors.”His newest book and workbook - Quit Drifting, Lift the Fog, and Get Lucky - is providing practical strategies every leader can use in our current pandemic.TPOVS:Am I doing the right things to develop the person I want to become?Make time to reflect, but never stop moving forward.Move towards new opportunities rather than leaving jobs.Impostor syndrome? Nobody is perfect.Take time to fill up your own cup.Without relationships, there is no fulfillment.
38 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 114 | Jeff Crilley, CEO of Real News PR
- How to Start Your Business by Giving Away a Book -Jeff quit his lucrative, award winning career as a television reporter to become an entrepreneur!Just like that—in his home. Never did he imagine that 13 years later he’d have 8,000 sq. feet of offices running 90 tv shows a month supported by a staff of 20.Tune in to hear how Jeff uses his #1 mantra to grow his company – “Let’s make us a Thank God It’s Monday culture instead of a thank God it’s Friday mentality.”TPOVS:- Quitting your job is like the lion in the woods vs. the lion in the zoo. You have to hunt – you’re not fed twice a day.- Never let yourself be highjacked by an employee. One bad employee can ruin the vibe.- Diversity and inclusion get better by those little conversations that happen every day.- You do have a choice about how you will begin the day. Either wake up with a smile or concentrate on all that is lacking in your life.
49 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 113 | Darrin D’Agostino & Steve Sosland – Texas Tech System
- VALUES-BASED CULTURE DESIGNED BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE -Darrin D’Agostino, Provost / Chief Academic Officer-Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center & Steve Sosland, Vice Chancellor for Leader & Culture Development – Texas Tech System.Texas Tech is implementing a values-based culture providing leader development throughout the system’s five universities beginning with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. TTUHSC’s Provost Darrin D’Agnostino is championing the journey throughout the institution’s campuses in six Texas cities. Steve Sosland is facilitating the journey for all five universities located across Texas impacting over 75,000 students, faculty and staff.Tune in to hear how their personal stories WHY this was paramount to them personally and professionally.TPOVS:- Purpose is when you influence the lives of those who will transform the lives of others. Values based culture is the conduit of that. - Values come from lessons learned growing up hard. - Watch people long enough and their behaviors tell it all. - The problem with common sense is it’s not common practice. - Build trust first – then you can get results. - To have a values-based culture, focus on core values that already exist – from everyone.- Wisdom is scar tissue. If we’re not learning from our mistakes, we’re not learning.- Ego untampered is arrogance. - Leaders + Followers creates Movement.
36 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 112 | Tina Jacobson - Jewelry with a Purpose
Tina Jacobson is a gemologist, turned PR Professional, turned missionary. We explored together every fascinating “facet” of her journey.From their first business trip to Jaipur, India, Tina and her husband recognized a need for nutritious food to feed a nearby leper colony. As Jaipur being the gemstone capitol of the world, Tina saw a funding opportunity by selling jewelry she creates in Jaipur and sells in America.As CEO of Gems of Jaipur, Tina has expanded this mission to include teaching native villagers how to minister to their communities.Tune in to hear this unique story of a woman who designs jewelry with a purpose.TPOVS:- Follow your gut. God has a plan.- Know your own strengths and weaknesses.- Visionaries must executive accept that you can’t do it all.- Go where your heart is. Passion is important.
39 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 111 | Sherry Deutschmann, CEO Brain Trust
- How Her Basement Business became a $40M Company -Sherry Deutschmann is quick to tell you, “If you have that entrepreneurial bone, it just can’t be denied!” She defied denial and made it big. Her story is about HOW she did this as a single mom with no formal education, no skills, and no money. Sherry was determined to make a life for herself and her baby girl. Unafraid to follow her dream to sing, Sherry moved from her humble home to Nashville. Although that dream didn’t materialize, she beat the odds, started a business and is now a multi-millionaire with a heart for helping entrepreneurs.If you need a reason for being – a hope from helplessness – or an inspiration for motivation, then listen in. You’ll get it all.TPOVS:- GRIT & DETERMINATION, WITH A HEAVY DOSE OF DELUSION.- DON’T LET A BAD BOSS MESS WITH YOUR MOJO.- KINDNESS & COMPASSION ARE CONTAGIOUS. SPREAD THE LOVE.- TRANSPARANCY & AUTHENTICITY BUILD TRUST THAT REINFORCES VALUES.- POWER OF LISTENING – TO UNDERSTAND RATHER THAN RESPOND.- HUMAN BEINGS HAVE A BASIC NEED TO HAVE A VOICE AND BE HEARD.- SEASONS CHANGE & DREAMS DO TOO – LOOK AHEAD.
31 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 110 | Jennifer Paine, Sr. Director Technology – Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines Executive Learns She is AdoptedJennifer Paine, Sr. Director of Technology at Southwest Airlines, demonstrates the company’s values in every aspect of her life. A warrior spirit – a servant’s heart – a fun-luving attitude. That’s Jenn in a “NUTSHELL.” As a leader in Southwest’s Technology department, Jenn’s natural inclination is to mentor others – just as she was mentored by non-other-than the company President Emeritus Colleen Barrett. Jenn feels it’s her responsibility to stay closely connected with her team. Even when it grew to 100 people, she invested time to engage one-on-one with every single person throughout the year. That’s commitment! That’s Jenn’s heart.This same servant’s heart and warrior spirit led Jenn to seek her roots at the age of 40. She learned as a child that she was adopted but didn’t seek her birth mother’s identity until then. Tune in to this extraordinary story of her process for finding her birth mother and reuniting with her extended family. It’s “never too late” to build family relationships.Watch at 12:30PM ……..June 14th, 2021 TPOVS:- When you focus on leading people instead of the work, the work will take care of itself.- If you focus on leading people instead of your own achievements, your effect will be multiplied- Being willing to engage in tough conversations gets easier each time you do it.- Seek ways to lift people up and show genuine interest in them- Always assume positive intent when working on a team- Understand the value of diversity in teams and relationships.
40 minutes | May 31, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 109 | Susan Britton, President of The Academies for Coach Training
-From Cotton Farm to Worldwide Coach Training- As President of The Academies for Coach Training, Susan Britton is an expert in brain-based coaching. As she grew up working in her family’s large cotton farm, Susan learned the ethics it took to work 24/7. She says, “I was born to work hard, to show up and to be an entrepreneur like my family.” Aligning her love of music and sensitivity for people, Susan’s career began in music therapy. Now she’s an author of 7 books, an expert in brain-based coaching, and runs a profitable coach training academy.Here’s a story of a strong woman with a genteel manner who makes the point “you don’t have to be aggressive to win.” Tune in to hear how Susan uses her empathetic style to successfully run her large organization. Watch at 12:30PM ……..May 31, 2021 TPOVS:PAY ATTENTION TO THE STORY – THE STORY WE TELL OURSELVES.NOTICE THE STICKY THINGS IN YOUR LIFE. YOUR BIOLOGY DRIVES YOUR BELIEFS. YOUR BELIEFS DRIVE YOUR BEHAVIORS. IMPOSTER SYNDROM CAN IMPACT YOUR SENSE OF IDENTITY. HAVE BONE MARROW BUDDIES.
38 minutes | May 24, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 108 | Crystal Berger – Pinnacle Media
The Only Black Woman in Her Newsroom!Crystal Berger began her media career as a sports intern with CBS affiliate and went on to work as a national feature reporter and senior booking producer for the Fox News Channel in NY. Now she calls herself a Journalist turned Innovator. With awards gazoo (including NAACP Freedom Fighter Award, a Social Media Ambassador for the United Nations Foundation, another others) Crystal found a niche in media that’s hot. Her new company will connect podcasters and experts in any field with press media opportunities. Check her out at https://www.pinnaclevt.media/TPOVS:* Don’t stay with what’s safe. Find your purpose!* Hold tight to your gifts. Use them!* There are no boxes, so get out of yours.* If you have a vision in your heart, follow it with persistence, excellence & integrity.* If you have integrity it can bring you career longevity & success.* Being content can be good or bad. ask yourself if you’re being of service.
42 minutes | May 10, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 107 | Jaffer Odeh, MD & Associate Professor – UT Southwestern Medical School
Quadriplegia at 17 to MD, Anesthesiologist/Critical Care PhysicianOne week before graduating from high school Jaffer Odeh was in a car accident leaving him with Quadriplegia. Determined to become a physician, Jaffer was released from the hospital into a wheelchair and out to class at University of Michigan. “Nothing would stop me,” he said.The willpower that returned him to class that day carried him through his years of rigorous medical training AND through hearing naysayers tell him to give it up! When they told him “you can’t” he gracefully said “I disagree.”Today he’s not only a successful Anesthesiologist and Critical Care physician—he holds the prestigious position of Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical School.This is an episode on PURE GRIT! Be inspired to believe in yourself & JUST DO IT!TPOVS:Don’t let someone stoke your fire. Just show them you can!Never give up when your purpose is clear.Be nice – even in times of conflictGive others the benefit of the doubtPractice active listening – hear them first!#DoingitRight #ValerieSokolosky #JafferOdeh #MD #Medical #Doctor #Leader #Healthcare #Expert #Dedication #HardWork #Leadership #Anesthesiologist
36 minutes | May 3, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 106 | Dr. Kate Pang - Psychologist & CEO Christian Life Institute
LEADERSHIP AGILITY & RESILIENCY If you are a leader of leaders, who do you go to? What are your greatest leadership challenges you’re facing differently now? What support do you need balancing family pressures while working from home? How can you continue to be stable during so many external fluctuations? How do you maintain hope? As Founder & CEO of Christian Life Institute and a practicing psychologist for many years, Kate Pang talks about the struggles leaders have as they prepare for the new normal. Her wisdom is grounded from experience in corporate life, as an entrepreneur and currently in her psychology counseling practice. Kate shared deep insight you won’t want to miss. Tune in and capture life’s truths. TPOVS:-Self-care is not selfish-We do not have time unless we choose to make time. (10:01)-You CAN have courageous conversations with your boss. (11:53)-Recognize where you DO have choices (15:41)-Resentments are like cancer cells. They’re killers! (17:46)
28 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 105 | Carlos Vaz - Co-Founder of CONTI Organization
Carlos Vaz had $300 in his pocket when he arrived in the USA from Brazil to take anon-paying internship. With 4 jobs and night school, this grateful immigrant aspired for a better life in America. And wasn’t afraid to work for it.One of 9 kids Carlos understood what work meant. Early to rise, his dad knocked oneach door ONCE. “Let’s get to work” was the chant. Coming from loving parents whoraised the family with necessary disciplines, Carlos took that message at face value.Get up early, go to work and make yourself better in everything you do.Today he is CEO of a successful multifamily real estate investment company, has ledover $1.25B in real estate transactions, and has helped his company earn recognitionas a Great Place to Work and one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.Tune in for this modern story of one immigrant’s rise to achieve the American Dream.Teachable Points of View:- Humans are entitled to three things: get up early, get to work and make yourself better in everything you do.- Have gratitude for living in America. It you want to make it better, consider what YOU can do.- To have opportunities, you must pursue personal growth and learn daily.- Execution is not just doing – it’s doing things right.- Respect has no titles.- Everyone’s voice should be heard. Speak up!
35 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 104 | Dr. David Fajgenbaum – Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
What would you do if you suddenly contracted a rare disease that had no cure? Dr. David Fajgenbaum developed Castleman’s Disease during his 3rd year of Med School.Just prior he could bench press 375 lbs.—a healthy former football star and promisingdoctor. The disease almost killed him not once, not twice—but five times. That’s whenDavid decided to experiment on his own body in hopes of finding a cure.You won’t want to miss the most miraculous story ever to be featured on Doing It Right.Teachable Points of View:-Turn your hope into action with 3 T’s:1 – TOMORROW. What is it that you have been praying for, wishing for, hoping for? Whatever that is –2 – TEAM. Who do I have on my team that I can turn to, because none of us can achieve anything unless we have an amazing team working with us?3 – TODAY. What can I do today to get closer to what I’m praying for, wishing for, hoping for?-Think it, Do it!-WE’RE IN OVERTIME: Live every second-There’s power in humor: Laugh with people you love#Doctor #David #Fajgenbaum #Chasing #My #Cure #Author #Expert #Resilience #Action #DoingitRight #ValerieSokolosky #Inspiration #Education #Health #Lifestyle
29 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 103 | Wendy Whiteman - Elder Care Attorney, Creative Caregiving and Beyond
Wendy Whiteman of Wendy Whiteman Law evolved her legal career as a prosecutor to navigating the needs of elder care. As she began her decade long journey caring for her mom, (“Ms. A”), Wendy was inspired to write her book as a practical guide for those with aging parents. It provides encouragement and lessens the fear for those families with similar challenges.Wendy enlightens us on:*How do you approach your parents and what should you say?*What can you do to secure the caregiving help needed?*Who will pay for caregiving?Tune in to hear her informative discussion for those of us facing the aging population’s often fearful and consuming needs of caregiving.Wendy's Teachable Points of View:*Lighten up and make it fun*Have candid conversations tempered with Love.*Plan ahead and do it right*Slow down*Ask for help and take it#candidconversations #parentingyourparent #agingparents #doingitrightpodcast #authenticleadership #leadershipdevelopment #valerieandcompany #valeriesokolosky #dallastx
31 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 102 | Dr. Kevin Wheelan, MD - Baylor Scott & White Heart & Vascular Hospital - Dallas
COVID-19 Vaccine Questions and AnswersDr. Kevin Wheelan answers our questions about the Covid-19 vaccine.* Should I take the vaccine?* Which one?* How long will it last?* Will I have to take it every year?Dr. Wheelan is a cardiovascular expert heavily involved in COVID 19 research.Now that the vaccine is becoming increasingly more available to segments of the population, it can be confusing with mixed messages from the media. Dr. Wheelan helps sort things out for us.If you’ve been haunted by the myriad of advice out there, tune in and hear candid facts— not opinions!TPOVS:- Be your own boss so that your successes and abilities are reflected in yourachievements.- Reputation is hard to build and easy to destroy.- When sending an important text or email, let it sit awhile. Then come back to read itbefore you hit the send button.- Be the best YOU can be and be honest with yourself.- Never compromise your personal values, like honesty and integrity.#executivecoachdallas #careercoachdallas # businesscoachingdallas #executivetrainingdallas #leadershiptrainingdallas#BaylorDallas #bswhealthf
46 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Doing it Right! Ep. 101 | Jack Lowe, Jr. - TDIndustries Retired CEO & Board Chair Behind the Scenes
Now celebrating its 75th Anniversary, TDIndustries, Inc. mechanical construction and facilities services company has made the list of Best Places to Work every year since the awards inception in 1998.TD was the first company to embrace Servant Leadership! And what exactly IS Servant Leadership? You’ll hear Jack and I talk heart-to-heart about the tidbits of his life as a leader, husband and father.You’ll hear how TD was introduced to the founding visionary of the servant leadership movement, Bob Greenleaf. That story and others are golden nuggets of a life well lived that you’ll only hear on this podcast—just Jack and me sitting in our living room set – discussing things like:-How did Jack become friends with the first NASA astronauts?-What did he aspire to be when he grew up?-What was it like to come to work with his dad, Jack Lowe, Sr. (founder of TD)?-What were the best and worst times for being the CEO?-Who did Jack go to for support when he needed advice?-How did his dad start school de-segregation peacefully in Dallas?-How did TD survive the downturn of the 80’s with financial help from theiremployees?-How do you hold people accountable for operationalizing servant leadership?-Was it hard to retire after 52 years at TD?Tune in to hear this Legacy Leader share his life’s journey with us.TPOVS:-TRUST until people prove they are NOT trustworthy!-If WHAT you do is WHO you are – it’s hard to retire.-Have each other’s back…..take care of what’s in front of YOU and count on your buddies to take care of what’s in front of THEM.-Hold people accountable for two things: produce business results…andhelp those around you grow!-Play to each other’s strengths.#tdindustries #bestplacestowork #servantleadership #doingitrightpodcast #leadership #buildingtrust
28 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Doing It Right! | 100th Podcast Anniversary – Who are those leaders who have Made Their Mark & Make It Count?
Valerie Sokolosky revisits and reflects on her 99 segments – what she’s learned fromamazing guests across the US. All her featured guests have Made Their Mark & Make ItCount!With coffee in hand, she’ll candidly talk with YOU, answer YOUR questions, and showYOU the 4 “best of the best” shows.* One that inspired her* One that made her tear* One that was pure fun* One when she learned something totally newYou’ll see Valerie get surprised on this show! Let’s get real in her living room set. Tunein for our special anniversary 100th podcast.
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