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The Fresh Kisgen Show
11 minutes | Jan 9, 2015
165: Kim Ades; "Childing" (Clouds)
Today Kim talks about how she chose her company values as well as what drives and intrigues her. She introduces a nugget of information she shares with some of her clients, as well as offering a FREE personal coaching session with her!
8 minutes | Jan 8, 2015
164: Kim Ades; "The Matching Process" (Boulders)
Kim has some big plans for the future, including a "short" long-term vision and a "long" long-term vision. Today she shares both, as well as her key strategies for getting there. She also talks about how the coaching process works and where they are located.
11 minutes | Jan 7, 2015
163: Kim Ades; "Nonstop Calls" (Rocks)
Kim has passed down her coaching talents to a very strong staff of five coaches, with 11 more waiting in the wings for their certification. She's used her knowledge to build an excellent team and it gives her great satisfaction to see their success. She's taking a purposeful step back from constant coaching and limiting her clients because she knows she must also be the voice and face of the company. Today she shares about her typical day, and find out what she has in common with our host!
15 minutes | Jan 5, 2015
162: Kim Ades; "I Hate You" (Pebbles)
Kim has been involved with assessing people for many years and in 2005 she made a change. She wanted to work one-on-one with people and help coach them to success. She got going quickly and today she shares how she started and what drove her to make journaling the focus of her coaching.
11 minutes | Jan 1, 2015
161: Jay Rodgers; "Put ALL Your Eggs in One Basket" (Clouds)
Jay's lived through many successes and some failures, and he preaches that young entrepreneurs are in the perfect position to put all their eggs in one basket. That's the time to take the risk, according to him, and the key is to know how to protect your basket! Today he shares about his father and how he was influenced by his success and his failure, as well as sharing an inspiring book title from way back when.
19 minutes | Dec 31, 2014
160: Jay Rodgers; "Leaky Windshields" (Boulders)
In today's episode, Jay talks about how he will continue helping young entrepreneurs in the future, as well as his plans to write a book with Tony Jeary about getting advice from the right sources. He shares an anecdote that will be included in the book, which will be titled Advice Matters as well as passing along valuable information about franchising.
18 minutes | Dec 30, 2014
159: Jay Rodgers; "White Ostrich Boots" (Rocks)
Jay spent 62 years building and selling businesses, and today he shares what he does with his time now. He could've retired 30 years ago, but he loves helping young entrepreneurs so much he still works full-time hours doing so. He talks about his a-typical day and what he has shared with entrepreneurs throughout the years, as well as sharing some interesting stories about how several investments turned out.
21 minutes | Dec 29, 2014
158: Jay Rodgers; "More Salt on the Popcorn" (Pebbles)
Jay Rodgers has had his hand in a lot of cookie jars over the past 60+ years, and he got his entrepreneurial start at age 13. He didn't stop with just one business, however. He was always looking to make things bigger and better and then make his exit. Although he's about to hit the 75 mark, he keeps himself young by adding to his ever-growing list of companies he has either started or improved. Today he shares how he started a couple of those and what it takes to be successful in any business.
13 minutes | Dec 25, 2014
157: Hunter Crowder; "Be the Lead Cow" (Clouds)
Hunter feels great about what he does, because it allows him to give back to the community that he grew up with. He also has a knack for making people feel important, including knowing every single member of the Stunt Players Directory by face and name. (and that's a lot!)
12 minutes | Dec 24, 2014
156: Hunter Crowder; "Everybody Play Nice" (Boulders)
Hunter is excited about the future of Stunt Players Directory, especially as they continue to become more innovative. The service he provides has greatly changed the industry, and he has plans to do even more. Today he shares how he plans to continue to change the industry, and how he will balance his studies with his jobs and Stunt Players.
15 minutes | Dec 23, 2014
155: Hunter Crowder; "Another Day, Another Stunt" (Rocks)
Hunter has only had the reins for just over a year, but he's already making changes and keeping up with the times. He's constantly striving to improve his business, but he's also a full time college student as well as spending much of his time auditioning for commercials and other things in Hollywood. He says most "kids" his age these days overthink things too much and can really stress themselves out.
9 minutes | Dec 22, 2014
154: Hunter Crowder; "Setting Myself on Fire" (Pebbles)
Hunter was a regional winner of the Global Student Entrepreneur Award in Los Angeles and he recently traveled to Chicago for the national contest. As the youngest guest on the show to date, Hunter has a surprising amount of information to share. Today Hunter shares the interesting story of how he came to be the owner of Stunt Players Directory. He didn't want to break bones or set himself on fire, but he knew he wanted to be involved in his father's world of stuntmen and women, so this was the next best thing.
9 minutes | Dec 17, 2014
153: Michael Girdley; "Management by Objectives" (Clouds)
Michael believes his success comes from always putting the customer first. Today he shares an example of how that plays out in business for him. He also shares what he would do differently if he could start all over, as well as what has been the most fulfilling for him at this point in his young business.
6 minutes | Dec 16, 2014
152: Michael Girdley; "Too Big for Our Britches" (Boulders)
Michael believes bigger is not necessarily better, and although they have plans for growth, they're not looking to conquer the world and spend most of their time traveling the globe to put out fires. Today Michael shares his plans for the future, as well as his astonishing stats on the job placement rate they have from their very first class of students.
16 minutes | Dec 15, 2014
151: Michael Girdley; "Puking in Milan" (Rocks)
Michael is focused on continuing to deliver quality training, and they have worked hard to have an 80% job placement rate for their classes so far. They are working on their customer acquisition model right now, and they've already got a new program in place that bridges the gap between high school and college.
13 minutes | Dec 13, 2014
150: Michael Girdley; "Playing House" (Pebbles)
Michael noticed that San Antonio lacked a computer programming training or education of any real sort, so he jumped ship and partnered with a few other techies to create Codeup in late 2013. They've already helped 95 people in just a year's time to become computer programmers and they are focused on adding even more value to the San Antonio area.
19 minutes | Dec 12, 2014
149: Mike Bacile; "Stupid or Lucky?" (Clouds)
Mike wants to change the world, and he's working on making it safer for his daughter. He succeeds in business by not getting too high on the highs and too low on the lows. He believes entrepreneurship is a marathon, and he teaches his employees to believe the same thing. He loves seeing his vision come alive and he shares today why he doesn't have any sales people.
10 minutes | Dec 11, 2014
148: Mike Bacile; "I'm My Biggest Obstacle" (Boulders)
Mike eventually wants to sell his company, and he's being very strategic about his key plans for the business because of it. He's become known as the king of "quick hit cafes," which happen in churches and other businesses around the country. Today he shares his plans for expansion.
21 minutes | Dec 10, 2014
147: Mike Bacile; "One Cup at a Time" (Rocks)
Mike has been in business for 19 years and he's about to make a big move in order to be able to grow even more. He believes in building communities one cup at a time, and he makes certain all hires understand and agree with that philosophy. He's getting geared up for the first quarter of 2015 and he has plans, but he's learned that he can't just go with every single idea he comes up with.
13 minutes | Dec 9, 2014
146: Mike Bacile; "Accidental Espresso" (Pebbles)
Mike was working his own advertising company when a client approached him about selling espresso machines in 1995. Starbucks wasn't around yet and he didn't even know what a latte was, but he decided to take it on as a side job. After a tough first year, he went out on his own and started making more money than he thought possible selling coffee machines and he soon sold his advertising company to make room for the time needed for his new business.
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