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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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Apr 3, 2019

“Rather than go against our competition, we have positioned the brand in a different way.” 

Stephanie Scapa is CEO and founder of WEYV, a platform that allows users to listen to music, read magazines, and soon, listen to podcasts – all in a single app experience. While competition is fierce with established brands like Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon, Stephanie is on a mission to unite friends and family through shared access to all entertainment and quality content that binds them together. Not only is she leading efforts surrounding the development of the app, but she is also at the forefront of establishing deals with major record labels and publishing companies to offer their content to consumers via WEYV.

Listen And Learn:

  • Shares her strategies for competing with the Goliaths in the industry.
  • Why she chooses not to go head-to-head with the competition.
  • How she focuses on messaging WEYV’s unique offerings.
  • The importance of testing and scaling, and then adjusting strategy accordingly.
  • The importance of broad and honest communication, both internally and externally.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WEYV, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND STEPHANIE SCAPA ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Jan 14, 2019

“People are human and make decisions based on emotional factors.” 

Ann Boyd is vice president of corporate communications for Cherwell Software. She describes herself as a purpose-driven person and believes in inspiring people – and companies – to do things differently in the world. Ann is a professional communicator and brand strategist, focusing on facilitating her own and others’ understanding – whether it's about an organization, a technology, a person, or an issue. She has been at the intersection of technology and change management throughout her career. Whether working in media and analyst relations for Microsoft’s server software and first eBooks, or at AOL, witnessing our society's collective adaptation to rapid technological transformation, Ann has always been fascinated by the ability of technology to advance us and push us forward.

Listen And Learn:

  • Her approach to storytelling.
  • How to create an “impact thread.”
  • The importance of articulating your competitive differentiation in the marketplace.
  • Her three-pronged approach to growing a brand.
  • Why brands need to connect to something bigger than themselves.
  • How your social presence can amplify your voice in the marketplace.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CHERWELL SOFTWARE, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND ANN BOYD ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Jan 9, 2019

“Your vision should compel and repel people toward you and away from you.”

 David Quick is committed to helping “bulls” (business owners, CEOs, and business leaders) thrive through speaking sessions, executive coaching, organizational coaching, sales training/coaching, and team assessment, development, and hiring. He is a nationally regarded speaker, executive coach, Vistage chair, and a Culture Index Licensee. David is committed to helping “bulls” work fewer hours, be significantly more successful, build stronger professional and personal relationships, and get the "right people in the right seats."

Listen And Learn:

  • How to create a “vision magnet” that will attract the employees you want.
  • How to inspire a culture of “bulls.”
  • His four key steps to harnessing the “power of the herd.”
  • How to determine what kind of “bulls” you have in your organization.
  • How to know when an employee is disengaged.
  • What leaders can do to create more “bulls” in their workplace and grow their businesses.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HELPING BULLS THRIVE IN CHINA SHOPS CLICK HERE.

TO FIND DAVID QUICK ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Dec 19, 2018

“One percent of your week will determine what happens with the other 99% of your week.”

Rob Shallenberger, CEO of Becoming Your Best Global Leadership, is one of the world’s leading authorities on leadership and execution. He has trained and coached hundreds of companies around the world, including many Fortune 500 organizations. He served as an F-16 fighter pilot in the Air Force for 11 years and was an Advance Agent for Air Force One. He is co-author, along with his father, of The Transformation Challenge, and works with clients to help them discover how to make communication easier and clearer, live in greater peace and balance, manage time effectively, more persuasively lead others with an inspiring vision, and to embrace change—not fear it. 

Listen And Learn:

  • The 12 Principles of Highly Effective Leaders.
  • Insights into how companies can create cultures by design not default.
  • The pre-week planning process that is instrumental in creating productive and engaged teams.
  • His recommendations for creating a powerful company vision, including that it “should not be dictated from the top.”
  • How truly effective leaders help their teams understand and manage the process of executing a plan.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BECOMING YOUR BEST GLOBAL LEADERSHIP CLICK HERE.

TO FIND ROB SHALLENBERGER ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Nov 26, 2018

“There are no paved roads where we’re going.” 

Prior to becoming the vice president of Industry Insights for Yext, Duane Forrester accumulated over 20 years’ experience in the search and social fields. He is the author of How To Make Money With Your Blog and Turn Clicks Into Customers. Duane has worked in marketing and PR with Caesar’s Palace, run his own websites, communities, and consultancy, and worked for small and enterprise publishers online. Past work includes almost nine years with Microsoft and Bing where he helped run their Webmaster Tools program, as well as the SEO program at MSN. In between the bookends of Yext and Bing, Duane ran operations for Bruce Clay, Inc., one of the oldest names in digital marketing. For several years, Duane’s focus included writing for SearchEngineLand.com, moderating in the original SearchEngineForums.com, and being a board member with SEMPO, where he founded the InHouse Committee and SEMPO’s annual Industry Salary Survey. 

Listen And Learn:

  • His strategies for optimizing voice search and discovery.
  • How to make your brand the best answer in search.
  • His definition of what he calls “the truest sense of selling.”
  • How to position your brand all along the various points of the customer journey.
  • How to become “the featured snippet” on Google search.
  • His bold predictions about the paradigm shifts he sees on the MarTech horizon.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YEXT, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND DUANE FORRESTER ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Nov 15, 2018

“Cybercrime is real, they are coming to get you, your beliefs about it are getting in the way, but the answer is really, really simple.”

Adam Anderson is CSO of Element Security Group. His 15 years of entrepreneurial startup experience and his knowledge Enterprise Cyber Defense gives him a window into what’s wrong with communication between large and small companies. He combined this knowledge and the good works from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cyber Security Framework to co-author the book Small Business Cyber Security: Your Customers Can Trust You…Right? This book was later turned into an online class by Clemson University, where he is a scholar in residence. Adam is also the author of The Monster Within and co-founded a peer advisory board for chief security officers of Fortune 500 companies. This mix of small and large businesses has positioned Adam as one of the few people in the world to understand the complete supply chain of cyber security.

 

Listen And Learn:

  • Why you never want to plot our your cybersecurity strategy in a highly emotional state.
  • Adam’s recommendations for what to look for when getting a cybersecurity insurance policy.
  • About the danger of buying into “the illusion of security.”
  • How it only takes just 15 minutes to ensure that cybersecurity is included in your strategic plan.
  • About the importance to having a business continuity plan in place that includes strategies for cybersecurity.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ELEMENT SECURITY GROUP, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND ADAM ANDERSON ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Nov 12, 2018

“Video is changing everything.”

 

Jason Hsaio is the chief video officer and co-Founder of Animoto (animoto.com), an award-winning online video maker that makes it easy for anyone to create a professional-quality video. Used by millions of consumers, businesses, photographers, and educators, Animoto is deeply rooted in the belief that making videos should be simple, cost-effective, and accessible to everyone. Prior to Animoto, Jason served as a television producer for MTV Networks.

 

Listen And Learn: 

  • Video is probably one of the most effective forms of communication and can do just about everything.
  • Why video is the best way to convey the most authentic version of you and your brand.
  • The strategy behind saving the best for first, not last.
  • The most important element of any video.
  • How video can help garner qualified leads to grow your business.
  • Ways to promote a service through a video marketing strategy.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ANIMOTO, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND JASON HSAIO ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Nov 1, 2018

“When a woman takes on a business, it becomes part of her skin.” 

Cheryl Leitschuh has spent 25 years focusing on leadership development for individuals, teams, and organizations. She has a doctorate in psychology and brings astute insights to complicated situations that provide targeted leadership results. As a Leadership Energy Guru and founder of The Leadership Energy Model, Cheryl is a nationally known speaker on cutting-edge leadership tools and resources. Her recent book, Straight Talk for Smart Businesswomen, became an Amazon best seller in five days in the leadership energy category.

 

Listen And Learn:

  • The CALM model of success.
  • Her five key takeaways that are the foundation of any entrepreneurial small business.
  • How women small business owners approach business differently.
  • The ways some women business leaders fail to be profitable because of “the emotional factor.”
  • Insights into having intentional and focused sales conversations.

 

TO FIND CHERYL LEITSCHUH ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Oct 30, 2018

“Saying ‘I’m busy’ should not be a badge of honor.”

Bob Tipton, founder and CEO of Team Tipton and organizational transformation architect, has been working as an entrepreneur in professional services since 1986. He is a high-energy, innovative, and insightful transformational change architect, leadership facilitator, keynote speaker, and author. For over 30 years he has been refining Team Tipton’s innovative approach for guiding businesses through future-forward, results-focused transformational change initiatives. With a game-changing approach toward driving strategic growth and positive culture shifts, the Team Tipton model has been successful in sectors including government agencies, public works, utilities, nonprofits, healthcare, and education.

 

Listen And Learn:

  • The importance of recognizing the energy we all bring into situations.
  • The deep value of kindness.
  • How we have to be brave enough to challenge our own beliefs.
  • How to see the humanity in others.
  • The psychology behind the need some people have to “always be right.”
  • The power of the message in his book, What’s Right, Not Who’s Right.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ARC THRIFT STORES, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND BOB TIPTON ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Oct 29, 2018

“The good thing about being strange is that it’s also memorable.” 

Patrick Scott rarely does anything halfway. As a sophomore at Harvard, he took a job as a deliveryman for a student-run laundry service; a year later I was elected president of the Harvard Student Agencies, the largest student-run business in the world with over 600 employees and $5 million in annual revenue. After graduating from college, he entered a training program at Kraft Heinz; a year later he had redesigned and managed the forecasting process for sales to their largest client, Walmart. Patrick now works at the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization that his younger sister, Alex, founded, and that is now one of the largest pediatric cancer foundations in the country. In his role, he leverages data to drive the organization forward – managing the Foundation’s Search Engine Marketing, implementing new Customer Relationship Management software, and developing Key Performance Indicators to use for visual management. He is passionate about confronting new challenges, reconceptualizing systems, and applying data creatively.

 

Listen And Learn:

  • About the story behind the brand.
  • How he balances – and benefits from – multiple generational business perspectives in the nonprofit world.
  • How he has built the experiential components of the brand.
  • Ways to leverages NetSuite.
  • Orchestrating nationwide events to build brand awareness.
  • How he ties the brand’s value proposition to an experience.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ALEX'S LEMONADE STAND, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND PATRICK SCOTT ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Oct 25, 2018

“Our value proposition really has nothing to do with a specific delivery, but rather on the WHY and the HOW we deliver the service to (our customers).” 

Paul Duncan co-founded Pie Consulting & Engineering in 1999. As president and CEO, he is the managing partner and leads all aspects of the business including oversight of the corporate office in Colorado and regional offices in Minnesota, Texas, Florida, and California. He has consulted on projects nationwide with services on large commercial property, apartment complexes, specialized building performance testing, as well as large residential developments. Under his leadership, Pie has experienced an average annual growth of greater than 15 percent since 2010 including record performance in each of these years. He attributes the company’s strong performance to building a strong company culture based on values, and having an excellent technical staff and outstanding employees who share the same vision of making a difference for others.

 

Listen And Learn:

  • His insights into working across multiple generations in the marketplace.
  • The company’s four core values.
  • The four topics his team addresses in every daily huddle.
  • How he has integrated a business development staff across all boundaries within the company.
  • How he deploys Emotional Intelligence and Competitive Intercept™ to build brand loyalty.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PIE CONSULTING & ENGINEERING, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND PAUL DUNCAN  ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

Oct 23, 2018

“I.T. needs to look at things horizontally; we cannot operate in a vertical because I.T. touches all the departments.”

 

Rick Gemereth is the chief information officer and senior vice president for Lionel, the iconic American designer and importer of toy trains and model railroads, based in Concord, NC. Rick provides corporate technology leadership and oversees many of the company’s business processes, including ERP and financial systems integration, as well as many other technologies used to streamline the business. Rick’s core focus at Lionel is aligning information technologies with the culture of the workforce in pursuit of the business vision. He is a proven manager who orchestrates solutions that improve the productivity and quality of life for the employees and the customers, and ultimately have a direct impact on the financial success of the organization.

 

Listen And Learn: 

  • How he continues to market the I.T. department inside the organization so he can extend its reach.
  • Ways he has kept a multi-generational, nearly 120-year-old brand relevant and vibrant.
  • The importance of focusing on the memories the brand creates.
  • How technology has reinvigorated the Lionel brand.
  • Why it’s important to “simplify and standardize.”

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LIONEL LLC, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND RICK GEMERETH ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Oct 9, 2018

“When a customer gets a personalized treatment, they tend to buy more.”

 

As CEO of Brightpearl, Derek O’Carroll is responsible for the overall company strategy and for delivering on Brightpearl’s mission to automate retail. Brightpearl is a scalable cloud platform designed especially for high-growth multi-channel retailers wishing to automate and integrate their e-Commerce and accounting operations. He has spent his career developing a highly successful track record of creating value to IT companies in EMEA Specialties including building exceptional teams and creating winning environments, simple messaging, zero ambiguity, and a train for excellence. In 1994 he founded Adnet, Ireland’s first online advertising agency building database driven websites and offering SEO services. In 1999 he founded Vordel, which became a leading provider of XML security solutions and was sold to Axway in 2012.

 

Listen And Learn: 

  • Why 91% of retailers have an omnichannel strategy but only 8% feel they have mastered it.
  • Ways to create personalized experiences across all channels for your customers.
  • The number one characteristic of a company that is nailing omnichannel.
  • The importance of understanding and merging data to drive sales.
  • How to learn from Amazon to change your internal game.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BRIGHTPEARL, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND DEREK O'CARROLL ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Oct 8, 2018

“Don’t be afraid to over-communicate.” 

Ryan DeWard is president and CEO of Unique Truck Equipment, a Michigan-based company that serves the Heavy Duty Trucking industry by providing safety products and tools to help drivers and mechanics work more safely and efficiently. As the company’s leader, Ryan’s responsibilities include strategic planning, sales and marketing, human resources, budgeting, accounting, contract negotiations, and vendor relations. Over the years Unique has grown into a multi-million dollar company and has become proficient in multiple channels including e-Commerce, catalog salesgovernment sales, and manufacturing/distribution. Under Ryan’s leadership, Unique has positioned itself as a market leader in diagnostics, product knowledge, vendor relations, customer service, pre-sale consultation, and personalized custom solutions.

 Listen And Learn:

  • The communications tips that connect his sales-driven vision with the creative components of the company’s marketing strategies.
  • The importance of online customer reviews.
  • How he integrates “old school” marketing strategies with online, e-Commerce solutions.
  • How he monitors the competition to better engage with his customers.
  • Creating powerful customer service interactions.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT UNIQUE TRUCK EQUIPMENT CLICK HERE.

TO FIND RYAN DEWARD ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Oct 4, 2018

“You might think you know what the customer wants and needs. But, sometimes as marketers, we have to get off our high horse and ask the consumer what they think. You might realize that you don’t know.”

 

Erin Dwyer, vice president of digital at the skincare brand, Drunk Elephant, is a dynamic marketing executive with a 15-year progressive career and unique blend of experience that bridges gaps at the intersections of digital marketing, strategy, product, and technology. She is a confident strategist with a contagious passion for harnessing online landscapes, web platforms, social sites, and emerging apps and technologies to reach and engage audiences. Her industry experience includes entertainment, CPG, sports, software, gaming, and technology.

 

Listen And Learn:

  • How to use your social community to test and confirm messaging.
  • Why she recommends starting with an owned approach, followed by earned, paid, and shared.
  • Why all marketing “starts with who you are.”
  • How to execute quality and a brand’s aesthetic.
  • The need to prioritize lower funnels vs. upper funnels when implementing a marketing strategy.

 

TO LEARN MORE DRUNK ELEPHANT CLICK HERE.

TO FIND ERIN DWYER ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Oct 2, 2018

“Embrace the change. Be the change.”

Justin Sessink is director of digital shopping and e-Commerce at Meijer, a regional American supercenter chain with its corporate headquarters in Walker, Michigan. He is responsible for leading cross-functional teams to develop and execute Meijer’s overall digital shopping strategy, including technology, operations, fulfillment, and other key aspects of omnichannel offerings. Justin also leads the site merchandising and product teams that support digital shopping. His team crafts the customer experience for Meijer.com as it relates to curbside pickup and home delivery. Justin also served as product manager for e-Commerce technology advancements developed through the Scaled Agile Framework.

 

Listen And Learn: 

  • About building customer loyalty by focusing on the customer experience.
  • How he educates his consumers about the company’s innovative digital offerings.
  • The importance of price and value, assortments, and service and experience in the supermarket industry.
  • Why it’s important to not spend too much time trying to perfect something.
  • His strategies for encouraging customer adoption and understanding of the learning curve when it comes to digital shopping.

 

TO LEARN MORE MEIJER CLICK HERE.

TO FIND JUSTIN SESSINK ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Sep 18, 2018

“The more challenges you face, the more confident you are.” 

When it comes to the evolving audiovisual industry and witnessing new technological capabilities, Diana Mueller CEO of Image Audiovisuals has a front-row seat. With more than 40 employees in Colorado and Arizona, Diana and her husband and business partner David, have taken part in decades’-worth of live events, ranging from corporate, nonprofit, and medical events to political, entertainment, and sports functions. The company has produced presentations for CEOs and leaders of Fortune 500 companies from all over the country, and helped to craft and manage the AV needs of conferences that featured such noted luminaries as Bill and Hillary Clinton, Bob and Elizabeth Dole, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Charlton Heston, and even Michael Jackson.

 

Listen And Learn: 

  • How a “serving others mentality” is what guides her business, her team, and her leadership style.
  • The similarities between being a CEO and being a parent.
  • How she focuses on taking care of her internal and external customers.
  • The four questions she asks every employee.
  • Her simple philosophy for getting through sleepless nights and hard times.
  • The marketing initiatives she’s deployed to keep her customers in the know.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IMAGE AUDIOVISUALS, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND DIANA MUELLER ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Aug 14, 2018

“Leadership isn’t generational, it’s relational.”

Robby, the founder of Sana Sano Consulting, is a high-performing transformation leader with experience driving change initiatives from startups to Fortune 100 companies. He has shepherded clients through re-orgs, technology implementations, talent evaluation, strategic planning, and multiple acquisitions. He believes in the power of real teams and is passionate about bringing people together to achieve more. He is an engaging, off-the-charts presenter and teacher, sought after in both organizations and at the university level. Robby's first book, Counter Mentor Leadership, which he co-authored with his father, teaches leaders how to be effective in the chaotic, four-generation workplace.

 

Listen And Learn:

  • The complexities of managing and leading the four generations currently in the workplace.
  • Why engaged organizations are safer, and have better employee retention and better bottom line growth.
  • The benefits of Counter Mentor Leadership.
  • Why it’s important to be a “next-level communicator,” especially in times of change.
  • The four most dangerous words a leader can say.

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SANA SANO CONSULTING, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND ROBBY RIGGS ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Jun 12, 2018

Effective Leadership Start by Becoming the Person You Want Everyone Else to be

Jeff Piersall is founder and CEO of SCB Marketing. He has devoted his career to inspiring, motivating, and connecting entrepreneurs, business leaders, and communities through his four business journals, numerous specialty publications, marketing services, and speaking engagements. Jeff co-authored the book, Dogs Don’t Bark at Parked Cars: Your GPS in an Era of Hyper-Change, a motivational guide for success in a continually changing business environment that transcends generations and professions.

LISTEN AND LEARN:

  • The 5 Competencies for Building Trust
  • The Ten Proven Qualities That Effective CEOs Share
  • What the Workforce Has Lost Because of Too Much Technology
  • The Importance of Having Personal Relationships with Your Clients
  • The Difference Between Faith and Fear

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT  SBC MARKETING, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND JEFF PIERSALL ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 

May 31, 2018

SHOW NOTES

Debbie’s career has been focused on creating discipline around delivering the best possible technology experiences for team members within large corporate environments. She has worked in Marketing, Communications, IT and in Business Units - both internally and on customer accounts. She has led teams who developed companywide assets such as a brand resource center, an internal social network, and a personalized IT self-help portal. 

Listen and Learn:

  • Why leaders need to be good communicators
  • How to articulate the company's values to your team
  • What it takes to get your team on the same page
  • How to build a loyal customer base
  • Why a leader needs to be able to pivot quickly

TO FIND DEBBIE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

May 24, 2018

SHOW NOTES

Ken Schuetz is the CEO and founder of Aligned Influence Consulting and the creator of the Aligned Influence model.  Ken is the author of many articles and of a soon-to-be released book which documents the Aligned Influence model and its application in organizations that have boards and executive teams.

Ken utilizes his 25-years of experience as an executive in higher education, multiple years as board leadership, and an academic background in organizational communication to help organizations achieve the effectiveness that they and their communities of interest desire. Ken's work in organizational leadership has extended to many organizations across the United States: profit and nonprofit, faith-based, and secular.

Listen and Learn:

  • How aligning your organization will take it to level
  • Why aligning your organization can improve communications between the team and the broad members
  • What the best ways to drive the effectiveness of your organization
  • How to pick the best board members for your organization

TO FIND KEN ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ALIGNED INFLUENCE, CLICK HERE.

 

May 1, 2018

SHOW NOTES

Kimberly Davis life on the stage has taken many forms, forging a circuitous path that has given her more than 25 years experience in front of groups and audiences of all sizes. Her rich career includes work as a professional actress; designing and leading cross-cultural workshops throughout Japan; Customer Experience Programs in the US, UK, France, Germany, and Hong Kong; and employee engagement/leadership development workshops for a multitude of Fortune 500s throughout the US.

An expert on authentic leadership, Kimberly shares her inspirational message of personal power, responsibility, and impact with organizations across the country and teaches leadership programs worldwide; most notably, her program OnStage Leadership which runs in NYC and Dallas, TX. Clients include GE, Merck, Pepsico, Hills Pet Nutrition, The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, TGI Fridays, Southwest Airlines, JCPenney, and many more.

Additionally, Kimberly currently teaches Authentic Influence and Executive Presence for Southern Methodist University's (SMU) Cox School of Business Executive Education Program, and partners with SMU in teaching for the Bush Institutes Women's Initiative Fellowship program (empowering female leaders from the Middle East) and for the National Hispanic Corporate Council.

 

Listen and Learn:

  • What it means to be a brave leader
  • How theater technique can improve your leadership skills
  • The importance of listening
  • Why your employees need to be heard

TO FIND KIMBERLY ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ONSTAGE LEADERSHIP, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND KIMBERLY'S BOOK:  BRAVE LEADERSHIP: UNLEASH YOUR MOST CONFIDENT, POWERFUL, AND AUTHENTIC SELF TO GET THE RESULTS YOU NEED, CLICK HERE.

 

Mar 21, 2018

SHOW NOTES

Craig Hallenberger is a motivational speaker and success coach. His background working on the front line of sales as a financial advisor, his strategic vision being in business development for a small software company, as well as his time with C-level leadership as a corporate trainer, gives him a unique ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of audiences. His message makes audiences think deliberately about their thoughts and the effect they have on their actions and ultimately their results.

Craig does far more than just expose the problems — he gives his audiences a step-by-step program to fix the problems he exposes. Craig shares a routine to create permanent change in a person that ripples through the entire organization and customer base. His routine is easy to understand and implement on an individual basis or throughout an organization. He uses real-world examples and unique demonstrations to make his point.

Listen and Learn:

  • How to be a proactive leader
  • What techniques you can use to gain control
  • How to be self-aware
  • Why emotions need to be balanced  with analytics when making decisions
  • How emotions affect your decision-making process

TO FIND CRAIG ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

TO LISTEN TO CRAIG'S PODCAST, CLICK HERE.

Mar 15, 2018

SHOW NOTES

Alan Pitt, M.D., is a Professor at the Barrow Neurological Institute, one of the country's premier centers of excellence for neuroscience. He has degrees from Stanford University (B.A 83) and the University of Arizona (M.D 88). He did postgraduate training in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Radiology and Neuroradiology. Over the past two decades, Dr. Pitt has worked at the nexus of computers and medicine, looking for better ways to stitch together our fragmented care system. He passionately believes that by putting the patient in front of the right person, the patients fear and anxiety (and that of loved ones, the nurse, or generalist) can be mitigated by the reassurance such contact provides. This approach avoids needless tests, transfers, and worry.

In his efforts to transform healthcare, Dr. Pitt focuses on cloud-based solutions leveraging messaging and collaboration with sustainable business models. Dr. Pitt was the healthcare representative to the Digital Arizona Council, a group organized by the State of Arizona's CIO. He is an adjunct professor at the ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation and the University of Arizona College of Medicine/Phoenix.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, in 2014 Dr. Pitt was invited to serve as CMO for Avizia, a global provider of telehealth services. In 2011 he was awarded a $100,000 innovation grant from Dignity Health for (Mi)hospital, a novel cloud-based system for patient engagement. Dr. Pitt has been an invited speaker at the state and national level on issues related to telehealth and patient engagement.

Listen and Learn:

  • Why America's healthcare system is broken
  • How technology has the power to bring medical professionals together
  • What makes networking the key to success
  • Why the medical field needs more collaboration
  • How reassurance can make a huge difference in someone's outlook

TO FIND ALAN ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE, CLICK HERE.

Mar 12, 2018

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Kevin brings over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry as a clinician and in management. Prior to DispatchHealth, he was the head of clinical solutions and strategy at an industry leading consumer mobile health app company called iTriage. Kevin has been a board certified physician assistant for over a decade. Over the years Kevin has served as a clinical preceptor for area physician assistant students, served on numerous boards and committees including; quality improvement committees, EMR deployment committees as a provider “champion”, and president of the Colorado Academy of Physician Assistants. In addition to his work at DispatchHealth Kevin is an active advisor in the healthcare industry start-up community locally in Colorado providing both business and clinical expertise. He also serves on the board of trustees at 9Health Fair and Project Angel Heart.

Kevin has received an MBA with a concentration in healthcare administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, a master of science degree from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, IL and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

In his spare time, Kevin and his wife enjoy traveling, photography, and contemporary art. Kevin also enjoys staying active in the Colorado outdoors with running, playing soccer, tennis, skiing, mountain biking and chasing around his 6-year-old twins; Avery and Reiss.

Listen and Learn:

  • How DispatchHealth is setting the new standard in healthcare
  • Why the in-home care industry is growing
  • How to find and serve the needs of any industry
  • Why a leader needs to be visionary to succeed
  • How healthcare is changing in the United States

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