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Dream Big with Big Dreamers
30 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Interview with Lee Houghton: 3 Lessons Learned
In losing his best mate, Chris, after his brave cancer battle it changed his life forever. Lee has had a varied career history including: writing 5 children books, owning a bouncy castle business, DJ-ing dressed as a monkey....data input administrator to co-founding his own business in 2018. ALL of these steps on his career journey have shaped him as a person. But, it was losing Chris that has sharpened his focus.Special Guest: Lee Houghton.
33 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Interview with Lamar Tyler-The Gatekeepers are Gone
Using his motto "The Gatekeepers Are Gone," Lamar has leveraged social media to move his online brands from small personal blogs to an international brand with over 650,000 social media fans and 55 thousand plus customers in all 50 states and 43 countries around the world. Among the recognition received for his work, Lamar, along with wife Ronnie was named one of Ebony Magazine's Power 100, a list of the top 100 movers and shakers in the black community, finalists for Black Enterprise's Family Business of the Year, finalists for Infusionsoft’s Small Business ICON award and winners of the ClickFunnels Two Comma Award. Lamar currently trains entrepreneurs how to leverage digital marketing strategies to scale their businesses with his Traffic, Sales & Profit (TSP) brand. Listen as he talks about how he built his business and his brand.Special Guest: Lamar Tyler.
28 minutes | May 28, 2021
Interview with Clark Payan- Something for Everyone
Clark Payan is the CEO of Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of California. He believes you don't have to major in insurance or business to be a good fit. Most insurance agency owners/employees didn't have a direct path to where they are. Lot of factors contribute to making insurance a great career - stability, income potential, flexibility, helping others. Listen as Clark discusses how he got into the insurance business and how his success came from a willingness to lead and a positive mental attitude.Special Guest: Clark Payan.
39 minutes | May 25, 2021
Interview with David Marchi- Dreaming in Color
After a life-changing accident, David pivoted his career to focus on a new vision. He literally gathered inspiration from his dreams-a new found spring of creativity and direction. Listen to hear more of David's story about how he changed professionally and personally. Special Guest: David Marchi.
34 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Interview with Wendy King: A Colorful Career, Leading with Your Heart, Not a Map
Wendy King is Executive Director/CEO of the International Order of the Golden Rule, and an Executive Director at Raybourn Group International. She has taken a rather colorful career path over the past 35 years. Along the way, she has had to become an expert in fields such as the police and fire service, the roller skating industry, and even the funeral profession. Listen as she explains how she led with her heart and not just a map. Wendy talks about how regardless of the job you are doing, grasp the opportunity to learn from it. Every experience you have better prepares you for your next job. Show initiative early on (and grab new responsibilities), grow from your mistakes, and finally, fake it until you know it - we all do it. If you are not ever afraid, then you are probably not growing in your role. Special Guest: Wendy King.Sponsored By:ReadySetYou.com: ReadySetYou.com helps students and young professionals build their brand as they embark on their careers. They develop compelling customized resumes and LinkedIn profiles that will clearly identify who you are, what you have to offer, and what sets you apart. Employers may spend as little as 40 seconds looking at a resume or LinkedIn profile so yours needs to stand out.
36 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Interview with Nelson Squires: From Leading Battalions to Business Leader, Learning Never Ends
Nelson started his career in the Army on an accelerated path. After the army and having been awarded an Army Commendation Medal and two Army Achievement Medals for his excellence in leadership and performance, Nelson spent 26 years with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. During this time, Nelson held a multitude of roles ranging from Director of Investor Relations to VP and General Manager. Starting over in his 50's, Nelson went to WESCO where as Executive Vice President and General Manager for Electrical and Electronic Solutions, Nelson Squires leads the largest business segment of one of the world's largest distributors of electrical, industrial, MRO, and communications products and services. He thrives on building great teams and working with them to develop sound strategic plans. His inclusive communications style empowers teams to execute strategies and achieve targets ahead of plan. During our conversation, Nelson speaks of how the skills you have acquired over your life and career can be transferred and translated to new industries and new opportunities. Learning never ends.Special Guest: Nelson Squires.
32 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Interview with James C. George: From U.S. Army officer to Corporate Black Belt Leader & Change Management Champion
Change Management isn't something James George only learned in school, he practiced it in his life throughout his time in the army and in his transition to a successful executive who strives for continuous improvement utilizing Lean Six Sigma practices. In this episode, we talk mindset and how civilians can learn from the Military's constant striving for improvement. Special Guest: James C. George.
30 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Interview with Larry Kaufman: Create Your Legacy NOW Through Giving, Connecting, and Helping Others
Larry Kaufman tells us the 5 most powerful words and how he uses them to build life-changing relationships. Using Larry's simple formula, you can fast-track yourself to authentic, powerful, opportunity-rich relationships and career success that inspires. Larry Kaufman is the Best-Selling Author of The NCG Factor – A Formula for Building Life-Changing Relationships from College to Retirement. He is a connector, giver, and rainmaker who lives his life to help others succeed. He is a Senior Level Sales & Operations Leader running the Midwest Region for Jefferson Wells. Larry has also been a globally-published speaker and trainer on LinkedIn for more than a decade. Larry is an investor and advisor to several local technology companies and sits on the board of Holiday Heroes, a charity that brings joy and a sense of normalcy to hospitalized children. Larry resides in a Chicago suburb with his wife and two children.Special Guest: Larry Kaufman.
31 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Interview with Cole Silver: Finding Purpose and Meaning in your Career
Cole Silver's entire career has been devoted to helping people live up to the promise of their full potential. Cole brings his insights and perspectives formed over 25 years of practicing law and how he finds meaning and purpose in his own life to help others find theirs. Cole Silver is a business man, lawyer, and client strategist. He has practiced law for over 35 years, first owning his own multi-state firm and then serving as a General Counsel to several high growth companies. He is now the Chief Client Officer of a global law firm helping align lawyers with client needs. He has authored 3 books, served as an instructor to several academic institutions and trained hundreds of professionals in leadership, business development and client service.Special Guest: Cole Silver.
27 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Interview with Kristi Diemoz: Achieving Career Growth, Job Variety, & Professional Success over 18 years at eBay
Entering the workforce with a degree in Exercise Science, Kristi Diemoz has spent over 18 years at the eCommerce giant, eBay. Empowered and confident, Kristi Diemoz discusses how variety and success can be found at one company through hard work, healthy competition, and by not letting the fear of change get in your way. Kristi is the Senior Manager of go-to-market strategy and operations at eBay. In her role, she’s responsible for updating their sellers on key programs and changes. She has been at eBay for over 18 years working in a variety of roles, from customer service to project management to marketing.Special Guest: Kristi Diemoz.
42 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Interview with Eric Bartosz: Make Your Future Self Proud, Achieve Personal Excellence in 52 Weeks
Eric is the founder of BAR40 and author of BAR40: Achieving Personal Excellence. BAR40 is a 52-week program designed to help anyone reach their peak potential and achieve the goals they consider to be the top priorities in their life. Key components include diet modifications, a customized fitness program and personal accountability techniques to help you live your ultimate year according to what that means to you,Special Guest: Eric Bartosz.Sponsored By:ReadySetYou.com: ReadySetYou.com helps students and young professionals build their brand as they embark on their careers. They develop compelling customized resumes and LinkedIn profiles that will clearly identify who you are, what you have to offer, and what sets you apart. Employers may spend as little as 40 seconds looking at a resume or LinkedIn profile so yours needs to stand out. Links:Bar40: Personal Coaching — Introducing a better way of being. Bar40 provides you with the tools needed to achieve peak performance and become the version of yourself that you have always envisioned!
37 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Interview with Scott Mesh: Mother Teresa Meets Jeff Bezos & Creating a Culture of Excellence
Scott Mesh is the CEO/Co-founder of Los Ninos Services and Young Child Expo & Conference. Scott loves helping children and adults learn and grow, creating a positive work culture and inspiring others to become their best selves. In this episode we talk about how Scott utilizes his psychology background to help organizations create a culture of excellence especially in customer service, caring and making a difference.Special Guest: Scott Mesh.Sponsored By:ReadySetYou.com: ReadySetYou.com helps students and young professionals build their brand as they embark on their careers. They develop compelling customized resumes and LinkedIn profiles that will clearly identify who you are, what you have to offer, and what sets you apart. Employers may spend as little as 40 seconds looking at a resume or LinkedIn profile so yours needs to stand out. Links:Scott Mesh: LinkedIn Profile — Dr. Mesh loves helping and teaching others. His greatest joy is seeing people move ahead on their journey to go where they want to go in life. This is why he shares Learning Moments at Los Niños, on LinkedIn, and why he mentors entrepreneurs, and colleagues He enjoys connecting with thought leaders and all people who are inspired to become their best selves. He is a lifelong student of psychology and enjoys sharing great learning with others. He values EdTech as a way to spread resources, activities, and practices with people everywhere. His significant achievements include co-founding the American Psychological Association for Graduate Students (APAGS) and co-founding the Young Child Expo & Conference, now online with curated early childhood content in a Learning Library. Dr. Mesh is the author of A Practical Guide to Early Childhood Assessment and has performed several thousand psychological evaluations of toddlers and preschoolers. Connect with Dr. Mesh to help others learn and grow. Los Ninos — Los Niños Services was founded by professionals with many years of experience in early childhood education.Young Child Expo & Conference — The Young Child Expo is brought to you by(our sister company to Los Niños Services) offers a number of training opportunities. These include public professional development workshops and conferences, privately scheduled workshops at your facility, and workshops/lectures on career development and careers in early childhood services.
28 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
Interview with Carol Schmekel | Taking Risks and the Power of Having a Coach
You can't do it alone. Leverage your strengths and conquer fears by finding a mentor or hiring a coach. Coaches and mentors impart their invaluable knowledge and wisdom and push us beyond our internal boundaries. Carol Schmekel, Principal of Schmekel Coaching and Consulting, talks to us about her background in nursing and how she transitioned to coaching healthcare professionals. As an Executive Coach and Healthcare Consultant dedicated to advancing Healthcare Professionals into extraordinarily successful, high-performing leaders, Carol shares her wisdom and explains the benefits of working with others to improve ourselves. Special Guest: Carol Schmekel.Sponsored By:ReadySetYou.com: ReadySetYou.com helps students and young professionals build their brand as they embark on their careers. They develop compelling customized resumes and LinkedIn profiles that will clearly identify who you are, what you have to offer, and what sets you apart. Employers may spend as little as 40 seconds looking at a resume or LinkedIn profile so yours needs to stand out. Links:Carol Schmekel's LinkedIn profile — Certified Executive Coach and Registered Nurse (RN/BSN) with additional credentials including Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP), Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives® (FACHE), and Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA).
33 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Interview with Craig Coffey | Questions to Fuel & Drive Your Career Journey
Don't strive for a career path, instead Craig Coffey believes you should experience a "career journey." A career path is linear and at times limiting. A "career journey" gives you permission to try new things, experiment and learn along the way from a variety of experiences. In this podcat episode, Craig reviews the five themes that guided him in his long and varied career and the questions he asked himself that helped him transform and reinvent himself over and over. Today, Craig is an Executive Coach, helping Senior Marketing executives grow toward their full potential, distinguish themselves from other C-suite executives and deliver meaningful value to their organizations. Special Guest: Craig Coffey.Sponsored By:ReadySetYou.com: ReadySetYou.com helps students and young professionals build their brand as they embark on their careers. They develop compelling customized resumes and LinkedIn profiles that will clearly identify who you are, what you have to offer, and what sets you apart. Employers may spend as little as 40 seconds looking at a resume or LinkedIn profile so yours needs to stand out. Links:Craig Coffey's LinkedIn profile — Helping Senior Marketing Leaders build strong teams that deliver inspired results! Expertise in the Financial Services, Technology, Consumer Packaged Goods and Hospitality sectors.
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