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25 minutes | 6 days ago
The badassery life and building your brand
What if you could show up every day and own your own Badassery? That is something that Kelly Young, the latest Soar podcast guest, helps people do every day. In this episode of Soar, Taylor Shanklin sat down with Kelly Young to talk about a couple of topics on badassery and branding:Kelly's journey as the host of the Badassery Life PodcastHow do you build a brand?In an increasingly busy and digital world, how do you create intentional connection points?Kelly's recommendations on how to get out of your own way and build that badass brand you have been dreaming ofFollow along on her Podcast here Podcast (badasserylife.com) or find Kelly on LinkedIn.
28 minutes | 19 days ago
Breaking through life's barriers in the gym
L.A. Aguayo has severe hemophilia but he hasn't let it keep him down. His journey has been one full of challenges of living with hemophilia. However, he has used bodybuilding to find purpose in the pain.In this episode, Taylor Shanklin sat down with L.A. to talk about his story and how he has overcome challenge. The two talked about how bodybuilding has helped him prove that people living with hemophilia can overcome challenge.Follow along in his journey on Instagram: 𝙇.𝘼. 𝘼𝙜𝙪𝙖𝙮𝙤 🇲🇽🇺🇸 (@chronic_physique) • InstagramAnd check out the #aimhigher campaign.
39 minutes | a month ago
The difference between brand and mission
Previously aired on the Meet Maureen Facebook live series for Nonprofit Accidental Techies, in this episode of Soar, Maureen Wallbeoff interviewed Soar host, Taylor Shanklin.We thought it was such a fun conversation on branding, that we asked Maureen if we could share it here on the Soar podcast.Maureen and Taylor sat down to talk about:How to define brandWhat's the difference between brand and missionHow to get specific in your brandingCheck out Meet Maureen at The Accidental Techie with Maureen Wallbeoff on Facebook. Maureen hosts important tech topics every Friday at noon EST.
30 minutes | a month ago
Using Data to Make Business Decisions
A lot of businesses aspire to be data-driven in order to make the right decisions to move their business forward. But, that is often incredibly challenging. Plugging systems together and knowing what questions to ask can be a challenge.In this episode of Soar, Taylor sat down with Nick Petros and Simon Stillwell at MyDash to talk about how they are solving this problem, and to share insight on the partnership between Barlele and Dash. We're solving these problems together.Check out MyDash here.Check out the Barlele Data-Driven Strategy eBook here, where Taylor's team talks about how to solve data issues that arise within a sales and marketing organization and how to get past the finger pointing.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Using Podcasting to Grow Your Business
Erik Jacobson had a life-changing experience when listening to a podcast, and he saw an opportunity for podcasts to help businesses grow their brand and reach. So, he started a podcast company, Lemonpie, that helps companies get their podcast built and launched.In this episode of Soar, Taylor sat down with Erik to talk about the ins and outs of podcasting, how to use the channel for growth and how to get started.The two talked about:Using podcasting as a channel to build your brandHow to get startedWill Clubhouse app kill podcasting?Defining your podcast nicheCheck out Lemonpie and Hatch, the companies that Erik founded and leads to help companies achieve their podcasting goals. Meet Erik on LinkedIn.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace
Ian Adair is an author, TEDx speaker, Executive Director at Gracepoint Foundation, 3x nonprofit CEO and mental health advocate. His most recent book, Stronger Than Stigma, is a call to action to support those facing mental health challenges.In this episode of Soar, Taylor sat down with Ian to talk about how to support mental health in today's climate of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two talked about:How to stop the stigma and get real about talking about mental healthHow to support employee's mental healthHow to cope with the current mental health crisis of the pandemicHis most recent book and how it was published as a fundraiser for Gracepoint Foundation, an organizationCheck out Ian's book, Stronger Than Stigma, and follow Ian on Instagram to learn more and get in touch.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Russ Somers is the VP of Marketing at TrustRadius where he focuses on "bringing truth to market." Russ has a wealth of knowledge in advising startups, mentoring other marketers, and repairing vintage guitars. As Russ puts it, "I work to teach my two young children how to succeed. Generally speaking, I try to make a difference in the world." In this episode of Soar, the launch of Season 3, Taylor sat down with Russ to talk about:What it means to sell truthWhy transparency matters in business and in marketing The difference between sales and customersOther fun banter as Taylor and Russ caught up and shared some storiesLearn more about Russ and get in touch with him on LinkedIn or learn more about TrustRadius on their website.
27 minutes | 6 months ago
Five Steps to Coping With Change and Achieving Transformation
Sabine Gedeon is a Speaker, Certified Life and Leadership Coach, and Author of Transformed, The Journey to Becoming. As a Transformational Leader, she helps her clients identify and overcome their self-sabotaging behavior, take action towards the goals they really want to achieve, and unapologetically step into their leadership identity and power. With a focus on personal growth, self-leadership, and professional development, Sabine aims to facilitate the transformation process for high-achieving, mission driven-leaders, so they can gain the Clarity, Courage, and Confidence needed to effectively lead themselves and others.In this episode of Soar, Taylor sat down with Sabine to talk about:Her background and WHY as a transformation coachThe idea that change is inevitable Sabine's steps to coping with changeHer latest book.Learn more about Sabine Gedeon and get in touch with her on LinkedIn or on her website, Empowered by Purpose.
29 minutes | 6 months ago
Three Lessons in Entrepreneurship
In this episode of Soar, Taylor sat down with conversion coach and entrepreneur, Chris Handy.Chris is the co-founder and principal at ClosedWon, an agency that helps high-growth B2B SAAS companies maximize their conversion points. Having sprung out on his own in 2012 when he founded ClosedWon, Chris has learned some lessons in entrepreneurship.In this episode, Chris and Taylor talk about:Being curiousHow to work more efficiently as an entrepreneur. (You can't do it all by yourself.)NetworkingLearn more about Chris on the ClosedWon website, LinkedIn and get in touch with him at email@example.com. Also follow along on his new marketing channel, The Outlaws on Demand.
32 minutes | 7 months ago
Turning a Passion into a Profession: Growth through MMA Fighting
In this episode of Soar, Taylor sat down with sports journalist and artist, Matthew Wells.Matthew's niche is an interesting one. While he is an avid sports fan and has covered many different sports, for the past several years he has focused specifically on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) . Matthew is also a sports artist. When he is not podcasting and in the ring covering fights, you might find him painting a portrait of an athlete on the field.In this episode, Matthew and Taylor talk about:Matthew's background in sports journalism and how he got into his niche on covering MMA fightingMMA and what Matthew has learned about growth from watching MMA athletesHow he has grown by interviewing peopleAdvice he would give his younger self getting into this nicheLearn more about Matthew and his art on his website, follow him on Instagram and Twitter, and watch his MMA-focused podcast the Slip 'n Dip.
21 minutes | 7 months ago
Redefining Career Moments and Evolution
In this episode of Soar, Taylor sat down with career coach, Heather Burright.After a long career in Human Resources and career placement, Heather found herself at a fork in the road due to Covid-19: Go find another job, or start her own business. She chose to start her own career coaching consultancy and she is well off and flying already! In this episode, Heather unpacks things like:Skills + passion and how the two can work togetherRecommendations for people re-entering the workplace after time offHow to facilitate successful meetings even in this virtual worldTips for people considering a career changeLearn more about Heather and her coaching services on her website and follow her on Instagram and Facebook.
32 minutes | 7 months ago
Defining Destiny and Purpose
The Soar podcast is back! In this all-new episode of Soar, Taylor sat down with Author, Leadership Coach and Public Speaker Torrian Scott.The two talked about Torrian's personal journey to his destiny and purpose and how you can find your purpose. The discussion unpacked things like:How do you define purpose and destiny? Are they different?How to get to the place WHERE you want to be in lifeTorrian's latest book, Running After DestinyNavigating through the head trash and the heart trashLearn more about Torrian on his website and on LinkedIn.
32 minutes | 10 months ago
Pivot Forward Positively with Julie Kratz
In this latest episode of Soar, Taylor sat down with Julie Kratz, founder of The Next Pivot and podcast host of the Pivot Point Podcast.Julie is an expert in diversity, inclusion in the workplace, and career pivots.She shares:Her experience making a major career pivot,How to go about a pivot in this "new normal", andHow to think about inclusivity in the workplace should you make that pivot.Find Julie online on her website here: https://nextpivotpoint.com/
36 minutes | a year ago
Life as a game of Jenga: Designing for the small wins
Season 2 of Soar is about Designing Your Next Normal.In this first episode of Soar Season 2, host Taylor Shanklin sat down with User Experience designer and working-at-home-while-quarantined mom, Kate Woodage. Taking principles of user experience design into the home life, Kate talks about her tips for success in designing spaces that work for everyone.The two moms, Kate and Taylor, get into:Why our new normal is like a game of JengaFree-range parentingPop-tartsGiving our children some skin in the game in the home life and empowering them to take ownershipFind Kate on LinkedIn and on Instagram.
28 minutes | a year ago
Fundraising and Thriving in a Recession: A sit down with communications expert Ephraim Gopin
In this special nonprofit communications edition of the Soar podcast, Taylor Shanklin sat down with communications expert and founder of 1832 Communications, Ephraim Gopin. Ephraim led an organization through a recession and he is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to messaging and communications. In this episode, Taylor and Ephraim touched upon:- How to thaw oneself out and get unfrozen so that you can communicate- Inviting goats to meetings- Pulling in the board in this time of need- A history lesson from Ephraim's time as a CEO during the 2008 recession- How to focus on self-care in this awkward moment in timeSign up for Ephraim's newsletter and follow along at: https://1832communications.com/
39 minutes | a year ago
Overcoming Messy Management Challenges with author Scott Miller
In this episode, Soar host Taylor Shanklin sat down with best-selling management author, Scott Miller to talk about management "messes" and how the best leaders can overcome them.Miller leads the strategy, development, and publication of FranklinCovey’s bestselling books and thought leadership, which provide the framework for the company’s world-renowned content and solutions. He is the author of FranklinCovey’s Management Mess to Leadership Success: Become the Leader You Would Follow (Mango Media). He is also the co-author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everyone Deserves A Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team, released in October 2019 (Simon & Schuster). Additionally, he is the host of the FranklinCovey sponsored On Leadership With Scott Miller, a weekly leadership webcast, podcast, and newsletter that features interviews with renowned business titans, authors, and thought leaders and is distributed to more than six million business leaders worldwide. Taylor sat down with Scott to talk about:The three most critical leadership challenges to overcomeSome of the messiest challenges and how to overcome them The current reality that managers and leaders are facing, in the era of coronavirus, and Scott's recommendations for those leading teams in this new realityWhat leaders should do when they are taking over the leadership of a team new to them To learn more about Scott and websites referenced in this episode:Find more about Scott Miller here on his LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottmillerj1/Buy the book, Management Mess to Leadership Success here: https://www.amazon.com/Management-Mess-Leadership-Success-Challenges-ebook/dp/B07P884HSS/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=management+mess+scott+miller&qid=1586172881&sr=8-2Check out Dr. Amen, whom Scott referenced in the episode: https://danielamenmd.com/
29 minutes | a year ago
Founder Stories: Nonprofit Startups vs For-Profit Startups with Justin Wheeler
In this episode of the Soar podcast, Taylor Shanklin sat down with Justin Wheeler to talk about his founder stories, having founded both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.Justin Wheeler has raised over $100+M for charities and has founded both for-profit and nonprofit entities. He got into "building things" at an early age, with his first startup venture being a nonprofit, Liberty in North Korea. That was followed up by the founding of another nonprofit organization, Invisible Children, and his most recent venture is a California-based startup, Funraise, which helps nonprofits raise money and run more efficiently.In this episode, the two talked about:Some breaking advice on how nonprofit organizations can continue to fundraise in the time of the coronavirusWhat it's like to start a nonprofit vs a for-profitWhy nonprofits are at an (often unfortunate) disadvantageJustin's founder lessons learned with each ventureCheck out and connect with Justin on LinkedIn, and learn more about Funraise here.
30 minutes | a year ago
Owning Career + Family Goals with Rick Buie
Something that so many of us face is the juxtaposition of career and home life. How do you pursue your career hopes and dreams and also ensure that your home life is being nurtured? Your personal hopes and dreams are important, too.In this episode of Soar, Taylor Shanklin sat down with Rick Buie, Head of Brand at Amazon Business and Dad Squared. Rick has already had quite a career early on in his life, and is now the father of two rambunctious boys.Rick shares his stories of success in how he has propelled the growth of his career while maintaining a good balance and family life.Learn more about Rick and stay in touch with him on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickbuie/
28 minutes | a year ago
Using Future Thinking To Find Focus with QuHarrison Terry
What if you could use thinking about the future to find opportunity and focus in on what matters most to you?In this latest episode of Soar, Taylor Shanklin sat down with the one and only QuHarrison Terry. QuHarrison is a future thinker, the founder of InevitableHuman.com and he is also a growth marketer at Mark Cuban Companies.In this discussion, QuHarrison and Taylor went into a lot of new territories and riffed on:How thinking about the future can help you focusThe paranormalThe future of wearables and emerging technologyWhat it is like to work every day with Mark CubanCommunication and writing things down to keep focusedQu's advice for finding and claiming your unfair advantageFor more futurist thinking and to follow QuHarrison, go to https://inevitablehuman.com/ or follow him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/quharrison-terry-728b3a89/
18 minutes | a year ago
Finish Your Race: Strategies from a Cancer Survivor
Don Armstong is a motivational speaker, cancer survivor, finisher of 22 marathons and the author of the book Finish Your Race.His belief is that everyone is faced with challenges, obstacles, and roadblocks. These might be in the form of your operations, workplace culture, or industry. Through his presentation and thought leadership, Don shares insights on how to unleash the potential in you and your team to produce results that make an impact.Buy the book, Finish Your Race, or learn more about how to get in touch with Don about how to finish your face at http://www.DonArmstrongLive.com.And, check out his speaker reel on his website right here: Don Armstrong Motivational Speaker Inspiring & Entertaining.
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