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Integrate & Ignite | Marketing Insights to Inspire

The Integrate & Ignite podcast explores the nature of what it means to be at the helm of marketing decisions. Every episode is crafted to make people think, to spark some “aha!” moments, and to illustrate just how important a truly integrated marketing strategy and a solid, inspired brand presence is to success and longevity. Your host, Lori Jones, is the President & CEO of Avocet Communications, and she has over 30 years of integrated marketing experience. Lori has interviewed over 300 top business leaders on the show with backgrounds in B2B and B2C from brands such as General Motors, IBM, McDonald's, and Netsuite. It is the wisest and most successful of leaders that know the value of advice, that can listen, and that can also share their experiences with others. Whether you're a CEO, a CMO, Marketing Director, or an entrepreneur who wears many hats, this podcast is for you. For more information and Show Notes, go to www.avocetcommunications.com
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Oct 6, 2020

“I care enough about WHO you are to KNOW who you are.”

 

Bea Wray has five years of experience in personal branding and authority marketing. Her expertise is in strategic and partner marketing, gorilla marketing, company launches, and event management. She is also an author and keynote speaker on a wide range of topics including executive leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation, and women in business. Corporations increase employee engagement and excellence through her engaging presentations and active workshops on “Leadership Lessons,” professional development, and innovation. Associations and conferences hire Bea to energize audiences around collaboration, building personal brands, and leveraging networks to grow net worth. Her book, What an MBA Taught Me...But My Kids Made Me Learn, is available on both BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com.

 

 

Listen & Learn:

  • Why marketing is “more of a zipper than a snap.”
  • How to forge stronger engagements that are less likely to break apart.
  • Establishing marketing connectivity.
  • How to embrace change and new technology while still staying grounded in the “Old School what works.”

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Marketing that creates relationships. Call LORI JONES today at 303-678-7102 to learn more!

 

Jan 9, 2017

Heather Ann Havenwood, CEO of Havenwood Worldwide, LLC and Chief Sexy Boss, is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing, business strategies, and marketing. Since marketing her first online business in 1999, bringing together clients and personal coaches, she has played an active role in the online marketing world since before most even had a home computer.

In 2006 she started, developed and grew an online information marketing publishing company from ground zero to over $1 million in sales in less than 12 months. Starting without a list, a product, a name or an offer, Heather Ann molded her client into a successful guru now known as an expert in his field.

Heather Ann has been named by a few as an ‘Icon Creator’ or the ‘Wizard Behind the Curtain’. She has instructed, coached and promoted hundreds of entrepreneurs leading them down the path to success. She has produced and managed over 350 seminars and events and hosted tele-seminars with many top
 online thought leaders such as Richard Flint, John Alanis, Susan Bratton, Alicia Lyttle, Tom Antion, Alex Mandossian, Legend Joe Sugarman, Anthony Blake, David Lakhani, Robert Shemin and many others.

Heather Ann currently is the Author of…Sexy Boss: How the empowerment of women is changing the Rule Book for sex, money, and success and The Game of Dating and How to Play it: A rule book for divorced men stepping back into the game.

Heather Ann Havenwood is smart, sexy, savvy and now stepping out from behind the curtain to educate, enlighten and empower women entrepreneurs to grow or start an online business and live a fearless and fulfilled life.

 

Jan 4, 2017
Helen Raleigh, CFA, DTM, was born and raised in Communist China. She arrived at America in 1996 as a student. She knew no one and had less than $100 in her pocket. She took on three part-time jobs, including washing dishes at Chinese restaurants, while supporting herself through graduate schools. Through a combination of hard work and scholarships, Helen earned her master's degree in business economics from the State University of New York, College of Oneonta, as well as a masters degree in business administration from the University of Wyoming.
 
Over the years, Helen worked for several fortune 500 companies, including Citibank. She has over 16 years experience in the financial services industry in areas ranging from pension funds to risk management. She also holds the "gold standard" investment industry designation -- the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter certification.
 
Helen's upbringing, especially her experience as an immigrant, taught her to never let circumstances or any obstacles prevent one from reaching for the stars. Based on this strong conviction and her extensive experiences, Helen founded a purpose-driven business, an investment advisory firm.
In addition, Helen is the author of several books and has published numerous columns. In October 2016, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights appointed 14 people, including Helen to the Colorado State Advisory Committee.

 

Dec 7, 2016

Have you ever felt like walking away from everything in your business? In her first business, Leslie Hassler sure did. After struggling to grow back her interior design business after the 2008 recession, Leslie was ready to through in the towel. She was burned out and just sick and tired of being sick and tired. In an ultimatum moment with herself, Leslie decided to get help or get out.

Within 6 months she grew her business 150% and then set about rewriting the rules to business and get back her zest for being an entrepreneur.

Today, Leslie of Your Biz Rules TM, coaches women business owners to bounce back from burn out, reignite growth in their business and their passion for doing what they do.

Leslie's ability to simplify the complex process of building and growing a business, whether it's marketing, sales, systems, or just finding time to do it all you'll make more progress working with Leslie than you ever did on your own.

Nov 28, 2016

Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Nicole was a standout swimmer, qualifying for the 1988 Olympic Trials and later graduating from Yale University. She decided to pursue the sport of triathlon, and a lucky seat assignment introduced her to her future husband (future 2-time Ironman World Champion), Tim DeBoom, on a flight to the 1995 ITU World Championships. Nicole started racing professionally in 1999, racking up countless podium finishes. Her triathlon career culminated in a win at the 2004 Ironman Wisconsin, wearing a prototype of the first-ever running skirt a skirt that would launch a revolution in womens fitness clothing just a few months later. Nicole founded Skirt Sports in September 2004 with the mission of helping women find inspiration, confidence and courage through the transformative power of running and fitness. Today, Skirt Sports is a national womens apparel brand offering a full line of products that fit real womens bodies and support their busy running lives. Currently, you can find Nicole chatting with customers at the Skirt Sports Boulder flagship store, helping women change their lives through her non-profit organization Running Start, interviewing visionaries for her popular podcast Run This World and chasing around her 4-year-old girl, Wilder.

Nicole started racing professionally in 1999, racking up countless podium finishes. Her triathlon career culminated in a win at the 2004 Ironman Wisconsin, wearing a prototype of the first-ever running skirt a skirt that would launch a revolution in womens fitness clothing just a few months later. Nicole founded Skirt Sports in September 2004 with the mission of helping women find inspiration, confidence and courage through the transformative power of running and fitness. Today, Skirt Sports is a national womens apparel brand offering a full line of products that fit real womens bodies and support their busy running lives. Currently, you can find Nicole chatting with customers at the Skirt Sports Boulder flagship store, helping women change their lives through her non-profit organization Running Start, interviewing visionaries for her popular podcast Run This World and chasing around her 4-year-old girl, Wilder.

Today, Skirt Sports is a national womens apparel brand offering a full line of products that fit real womens bodies and support their busy running lives. Currently, you can find Nicole chatting with customers at the Skirt Sports Boulder flagship store, helping women change their lives through her non-profit organization Running Start, interviewing visionaries for her popular podcast Run This World and chasing around her 4-year-old girl, Wilder.

Nov 2, 2016

Pamela S. Gockley is an internationally known speaker, humorist and astute student of business for over 21 years. She is the co-founder of Vigilant Corporation, and creator of The Reputation Factor, Reputatus Learning and the innovator of the Reputation Strategy philosophy "Starts with You, but It's not about You."

Using her own 4D's of Reputation Strategy and transformed her struggling business into a thriving marketing and training business.

Pam is a frequent guest on radio shows, podcasts and writes articles for magazines, newspapers, and blogs. She has revolutionized how to build a revenue generating business in this pull global economy. It has transformed from a business-centric to a customer-centric world.

Oct 26, 2016

Paige Burkes has 25+ years of experience as a strategic CFO/COO helping rapidly growing companies achieve their goals. In her years of experience, she has come to understand that we as entrepreneurs, employees and consultants need to find more effective ways of achieving our versions of success. The traditional
methodologies are no longer working for us. In fact, they're making us more stressed and less happy by the day. You can read more on her ideas for implementing mindfulness in your life at SimpleMindfulness.com.

Oct 24, 2016

Lea Woodford is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of the SmartFem Media Group, a full service digital marketing and advertising company. SmartFem was created as a result of her many years as a publicist, columnist and as a Radio & TV Personality. Lea has extensive experience as a business consultant and entrepreneur but decided the only way she could make a difference for women was to create her own magazine that bridges the online community with the local community. Her passion is in connecting people. In fact Lea is often called the connector due to her extensive network. Lea is passionate about working with young professionals and ensures that SmartFem magazine helps create opportunities for interns and graduates from ASUs Walter Cronkite School.

When it comes to speaking, Lea is a breath of fresh air, focusing on leadership, innovation and change to drive business. Her inspirational stories and humor will engage audiences to start thinking bigger. Lea speaks from experience as she shares her stories on making her online magazine into a full service digital marketing and advertising company. She encourages her audience to think bigger and bolder about their own business. Lea motivates her audience in the same manner as she motivates her team, find your voice. Lea shares her ups and downs as well as her successes and failures to give your audience a fresh perspective on marketing, leadership, innovation and customer service.

An online marketing, and social media expert, Lea shares the latest trends to help companies move to the next level in the ever changing digital space. Lea is an expert and a top speaker. She walks her talk. She will impart valuable information in a fun and entertaining way and will leave your audience wanting more.

Oct 19, 2016

Kim Tracy possesses a solid communications background including marketing, public relations, and sales. Throughout her career, she has designed and implemented public relations and marketing campaigns, and executed special events for clients in the following industries: consumer products, non-profit, high-tech, professional sports, real estate, and healthcare.

As marketing manager for Penton Media’s Boardwatch and CLEC Magazine, Kim managed all aspects of promoting both trade pubs and their complementary Web sites. The marketing department collaborated with in-house graphic designers, supported a nationwide sales team, and exhibited at competing and their own trade shows.

Kim’s sales background includes work with Hershey Foods, Keller Williams Realty, and The KOR Hotel Group in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Since 2008, Kim has owned and operated The Career Agent, a boutique personal marketing firm that specializes in guiding US-based professionals through career transition. Throughout her career, Kim has helped hundreds of seasoned professionals move forward in their careers.

In 2015, two clients approached Kim about representing them as a speaker’s agent. Seeing that “stars were aligning”, Kim began researching speaker’s bureaus and saw an opportunity not only to help business owners, entrepreneurs, and others achieve their goals, but to continue having a positive impact on people’s lives. 

Sep 23, 2016

Barbara Weaver Smith is founder and CEO of The Whale Hunters®, co-author of Whale Hunting: How to Land Big Sales and Transform Your Company, and author of the new Whale Hunting with Global Accounts: Four Critical Sales Strategies to Win Global Customers.

Her business development process is based on the collaborative culture of the Inuit people and how they engaged their entire village to land whales. Barbara works with companies to grow their business by making bigger sales to bigger customers.

She has directly helped dozens of privately-held companies and B2B franchise owners to implement The Whale Hunters Process™ to dramatically increase their sales, deal size, and predictability. 95% of them do so!

She reaches thousands of business leaders in workshops, seminars, and keynote speeches. Barbara also produces books, articles, podcasts, webinars, and online training programs for entrepreneurs who want fast, consistent revenue growth.

Aug 29, 2016

Lynn S. Evans, CFP® is a national leader in the financial planning industry, successful author, speaker, host of a top-ranked podcast, and has a strong record of accomplishment as CEO of financial planning and wealth advisory companies, including her latest venture, Women of Substance LLC. She has developed several groundbreaking presentations on the relationship between women and money.

Her presentations encourage participants to look into their past for clues on what they were taught about money and how that colors how they relate to money as adult women, how to break those bonds, and how to have a happy, positive relationship with money.

In her recent book, “Power of the Purse: Fear Free Finances for Baby Boomer Women”, Lynn addressed what she views as the financial knowledge gap of Baby Boomer women where traditional stereotypes are being re-examined and exciting new opportunities await on the horizon. Viewing divorce, retirement, and widowhood not as a time of withdrawal and fear, but gearing up for new challenges and rewards, Lynn helps women prepare financially — and emotionally — for these significant transitions.

Lynn earned her BA from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She’s held the CFP® mark of distinction for more than 25 years. Lynn is active in her community and has held leadership positions in a variety of civic organizations including the Women’s Resource Center of Scranton, which she co-founded, Maternal and Family Health Services, charter member of the NE PA Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Cedar Crest College’s Alumnae Association, and the President’s Advisory Board of Keystone College, Factoryville, Pennsylvania.

Lynn and her husband, Patrick, enjoy spending family time with their son, Tyler, and boating on Lake Wallenpaupack in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains.

Aug 10, 2016

Robin Autorino is an award winning chocolatier and has been named by Dessert Professional as one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America in 2013.
Becoming a chocolatier was a very unlikely outcome for Robin from the very beginning. As early as she can remember, she had been allergic to chocolate and was not able to enjoy it as a child or during most of her adult life.
Grown up and in search of adventure, Robin joined the Navy to see the world. Having been stationed in Spain, Guam, Australia and many other locales throughout her Naval career, she was able to call many amazing places home.
Living overseas far from family, however, can be difficult for a single mom; especially during the holidays. Robin found family amongst friends during her travels and often hosted holiday dinner parties for the other sailors and their families. To keep her young son from getting underfoot while she cooked and baked for gatherings, she had him dip pretzels in chocolate as gifts for the guests.
After fourteen years of service, Robin left the Navy and settled in Northern Virginia. Robin worked for a string of technology companies during the height of the Internet boom; but while it paid the bills, it certainly wasn't a passion.
As time passed, her son grew up and on with his life. Robin became restless and embarked on a search for her next adventure. That search led to a move to Boulder, Colorado where she made the decision to transition from technology professional to professional chef.


Robin landed at a local culinary school where she studied classic French cooking techniques using locally produced, seasonally available ingredients. Her last month of culinary coursework was spent in Avignon, France where she had the honor of studying with master chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants and working at a local pâtisserie. Robin's experience at the pâtisserie inspired her to become a pastry chef.


Robin was required to taste everything she made at the pâtisserie, including all of the items made with chocolate. Not about to make excuses about allergies to a French pastry chef, Robin tasted the chocolate and waited for the adverse reaction. By luck or fate, the expected reaction never came and Robin's passion for chocolate began.


As it turns out, Robin is still allergic to some chocolate. The discovery was made upon returning from France when she purchased a mass market chocolate bar. After a single bite, she had an immediate reaction. To add insult to injury, the flavor did not agree with her either. The difference may simply have been in how the chocolate was made, either in the ingredients or the process.
Over the next several years Robin worked to develop her craft in the pastry kitchens of a number of landmark restaurants and hotels. Among these are Flagstaff House and Dushanbe Tea House in Boulder as well as The Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. During this time she also interned at Tru in Chicago.
In her spare time, Robin began to make molded chocolates for friends and family, experimenting with flavors and artistry. Just before Valentine's Day in 2008, a local florist needed chocolates and asked Robin to provide them. She jumped at the opportunity to transform from chocolate enthusiast to chocolate entrepreneur. And thus, Robin Chocolates was born.


On that first Valentine's Day Robins chocolates were pretty good. Since then Robin has continued to work towards perfecting her craft, studying with some of the top chocolatiers in North America and Europe. These days her chocolates not only win awards, they have a loyal and growing following.
There are many chocolates out in the market that are beautiful to look at but disappointing to taste. Robin combines artistry and flavor to create little masterpieces that taste as good as they look. Through her chocolates, Robin has found a way to make people smile, which makes Robin very happy indeed.

Aug 3, 2016

Kendra Prospero is CEO & Founder of Turning the Corner LLC, a Boulder-based career coaching, recruiting, and business cultivation services organization helping job seekers and companies transform the way they think about work.
For job seekers, she helps them find work they love. From resume writing to career coaching, and job search essentials, she and her team accelerate the job search process. Kendra has spent years counseling people on their careers, giving resume advice and bringing talented people together. She has helped many people land great positions in fields they are passionate about and are thriving in. With her diverse background, she has a deep understanding of the different types of jobs and personalities that are out there and what makes that perfect fit.
For companies, Kendra and her team work with executives and Human Resource professionals helping them with the development, launch, and management of effective talent management, employee engagement, visioning & strategic planning, and leadership training. Turning the Corner has worked with numerous companies helping them find top talent and develop their organization for success.

Jul 20, 2016

Jacqueline Claudia, CEO and Co-Founder of LoveTheWild, is a lifelong fish nerd who thought she was going to be a marine biologist when she grew up. Instead, after graduating from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Darden  School of the University of Virginia, she spent 15 years working in corporate strategy and innovation before finding her way back to fish. She fell in love with the potential for sustainable aquaculture while working on the Velella Project. She founded LoveTheWild to de-demonize great farmed fish, make it easier for people to cook great fish at home, and is passionately building a company that has a real shot at saving the world.

Christy Brouker came from a background in tech start-ups and food/natural products writing. The next natural step for Christy was, of course, fish. With a love of all things water, serious "get things done" chops, and a drive to have a positive impact on the world, Christy is a natural fit as co-founder of LoveTheWild. Christy wants to make an impact on the world. Looking forward to showing people that frozen fish can be super fresh, sustainable, and most importantly, delicious.

Jul 18, 2016

Kimberly Smith, a former compliance officer developed the highly acclaimed client due diligence and Anti Money Laundering compliance software application, SILO in 2012. This software is the compliance solution many regulated businesses seek. For too long compliance professionals have struggled with AML obligations, frequently using inadequate software or Excel spreadsheets to manage the mountain of client data and due diligence documents, unable to run timely, adequate, informative reports often leave senior management in the dark and at risk of regulatory fines or worse. 

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