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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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Feb 14, 2018

SHOW NOTES

James Worthington has held many positions throughout the history of Kneaders Bakery and Café, including being the brand’s first franchisee with the opening of the Midvale, Utah location. In 2007, he joined the corporate team as Director of Operations, before taking the position of CEO in 2013.  During his direction, the brand has experienced a 500 percent growth in restaurant locations with an expansion to 56 stores.  Worthington’s primary responsibilities include the development and management of internal systems including those implemented at the store-level to create efficiencies and processes, as well as customer-facing systems such as online ordering and application development which continue to build brand loyalty.  Worthington also manages the brand’s supply chain, building a system which has effectively scaled with and enabled the rapid growth of the company. 

Worthington earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Utah and Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University.  He is the recipient of the University of Utah Rising Star Award and the 2017 Golden Bridge, Fast Casual Dining CEO of the Year Award.  When James is not at the office, he can be seen coaching youth soccer for his children, wakeboarding, skiing, spending time with his wife, and enjoying the adventure of building his family’s legacy with the brand he loves.

Listen and Learn:

  • Why you need to live and breathe your brand
  • The importance of adapting to industry trends
  • How to maintain your vision as your business grows
  • The importance of Kneader's "from scratch" concept

TO FIND JAMES ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT KNEADER BAKERY AND CAFE, CLICK HERE.

Jan 4, 2018

SHOW NOTES Since 1986, TC North has been coaching small and medium-sized businesses to create high-performing organizations that have extraordinary profitability and that people love to work for. He has had the great privilege to accelerate the success of CEOs, entrepreneurs, and sales professionals by helping them train their minds like world-class athletes to create success, overcome fear, build courage and confidence and develop their business plans and culture to become high-performance organizations.

 

Listen and Learn:

How to control your fear.

Discover how Traction can grow your business.

Why failure, success, and selling are important to running a business.

Why you need to have the courage to fail in order to succeed.

Dec 19, 2017

SHOW NOTES

Dr. Jack Elston has over 14 years experience working in the UAS field, and is the CEO and co-founder of Black Swift Technologies.  He is the technical lead on all avionics work at BST including the creation of a low cost, highly capable autopilot system and unique networking technologies to enable cooperative control of UAS. 

Jack received his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2011 where his research culminated in the design of a UAS used to conduct the first-ever intercept of a tornadic supercell thunderstorm by an unmanned aircraft. 

He has been directly involved in the development of more than twenty different unmanned aircraft systems and has conducted hundreds of flight experiments in adverse conditions including surveys at 14,000 ft MSL and operations in the Arctic.

Listen and Learn:

  • What Jack wants to be known for
  • Why a leader needs to be personable, approachable, and available  
  • What Jack's definition of success is

TO FIND JACK ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BLACK SWIFT TECHNOLOGIES, CLICK HERE.

Nov 27, 2017

SHOW NOTES

Jeff McManus has a degree in Landscape and Ornamental Horticulture from Auburn University He is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and has been Director of Landscape Services with the University of Mississippi since 2000. He and his team won the National Professional Grounds Maintenance Society Best Maintained Campus twice, and Ole Miss was named most beautiful campus by Newsweek in 2011 and the Princeton Review in 2013. His new book, Growing Weeders into Leaders -Leadership Lessons from the Ground Level, focuses on cultivating excellence among staff. He is also the author of Pruning Like a Pro.

Listen and Learn:

  • Why leaders need to set the direction
  • The importance of learning from your mistakes
  • How to build trust with your employees
  • Why you need to over-communicate
  • How to bridge the "generation gap"

TO FIND JEFF ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND JEFF'S BOOK, GROWING WEEDERS INTO LEADERS -LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE GROUND LEVEL, CLICK HERE.

Nov 14, 2017

SHOW NOTES

Susan Lintonsmith is an accomplished business leader with nearly 30 years of success in generating sales and profit growth in global and national assignments in public and private industries.  Susan is currently President and CEO for Quiznos, a Denver-based global restaurant company with nearly 900 locations in 33 countries.  Susan joined Quiznos in July 2012 as the Global Chief Marketing Officer and was promoted to CEO in July 2016.

Previously, Susan was the Chief Marketing Officer at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers for over four years where she led many initiatives including strategic planning, menu development and the launch of the highly successful loyalty and 3rd party gift card programs. Prior to that, she served as the Vice President and general manager at WhiteWave Foods where she led the Horizon Organic business and the launch of Horizon Organic milk plus DHA, the first milk with Omega 3.  She served as Vice President of Global Marketing at Western Union for four years, and previously was director of marketing for the Coca-Cola Company and Pizza Hut Inc.

Listen and Learn:

  • Why socializing and relationships are just as important as results
  • How to "elevate above the treeline"
  • The importance of listening as a leader
  • Whether leadership qualities are gender neutral 
  • The importance of customer reviews

TO FIND SUSAN ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT QUIZNOS CLICK HERE

Nov 9, 2017

SHOW NOTES

Tevis Rose Trower is convinced working well and living well are symbiotic. She's adamant that once we accomplish having it all, our mandate to create a truly great life begins in earnest. 

Since starting corporate productivity and wellness consultancy Balance Integration in 2002, Tevis has collaborated with both best- and worst-practice organizations to apply tools and create systems that help executives remember not only what they wanted to be when they grew up, but to recharge their lives by choosing HOW they want to be while doing it. Prizing passion as a prerequisite for productivity, and personal sustainability as a driver of success, Tevis' approach is an excavation of what values bring each professional fully alive, integrating consciousness tools, creativity theory, neuroscience, mindfulness, self-inquiry, personal-mastery, alignment and as much rule-breaking as possible. 

Serving clients in over 70 locations across the US and UK, her work has garnered the attention of countless media outlets including Forbes, BusinessWeek, Fortune, CIO, WWD, Glamour, CNBC, The New York Post, MSNBC, FoxBusiness and Yoga Journal, to name a few. She has headlined executive events with thought-leading organizations including Harvard Business Review Events, Kripalu Center, Young Presidents Organization, Bloomberg LP, Kripalu Center, Google, and Omega Institute among others. Tevis isn't just talking about these concepts, she shares them with professionals of every type

Listen and Learn:

  • How do we keep our spirit alive
  • Why breaking the rules can be ok
  • How to cultivate a culture that embraces humanity
  • What the best remedy for stress is
  • Why it doesn't matter where you start

TO FIND TEVIS ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BALANCE INTEGRATION CORPORATION  

Nov 9, 2017

SHOW NOTES

Jeannie lived around the world while growing up and she landed in Denver 8 years ago. Her first real job was as a flight attendant at Delta Air Lines; She moved into marketing, project management and then really found her niche in leadership development. Since Delta shes worked with medium size to fortune 5 companies and holds multiple certifications in several world-class training programs.

While attending a leadership program at the Wharton School of business - Jeannie had a light bulb moment. She was participating in an innovation tournament created by 2 professors there: Chris Terwiesch and Karl Ulrich.Innovation Tournaments are a multi-phase process that helps teams generate and evaluate great ideas. These ideas can become the next game changer product- or more simple improvements of existing services. She realized

 how beneficial this process could be for companies trying to improve, change their game, grow their market, make a difference.

Jeannie now brings this process to teams and business of all sizes to help them innovate and grow their business

Listen and Learn:

  • What Jeannie's definition of innovation is 
  • The importance of multiple points of view
  • How to develop your challenge statement
  • Why you need to get your team involved
  • Why  content is important to your marketing strategy

TO FIND JEANNIE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND THE BOOK INNOVATION TOURNAMENTS BY CHRISTIAN TERWIESCH, CLICK HERE

Nov 3, 2017

SHOW NOTES

Liza Adams is a transformative senior marketing executive with a successful track record of taking companies to the next level of growth by building and leading teams through business transformations. She inspires change with a clear vision and strategy and by driving modern marketing approaches to strengthen customer preference and engagement. She’s an energetic leader that fosters teamwork, collaboration, and innovation that challenges the status quo. Liza’s unique go-to-market insights from having in-depth experience as a software/hardware vendor, service provider, integrator partner, and customer have been instrumental in business success. She is passionate about measuring and achieving results, developing talent, and making an impact towards a greater good.

Liza has over 25 years of experience in B2B technology and has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She is currently the Vice President of Solutions & Segment Marketing at Brocade Communications, a $2.5B data center, wireless, software, and storage networking company based in San Jose, CA. Liza and her team of subject matter experts drive content development and campaign execution globally across the customer infinity loop along with human-centric, be-there-be-useful, as well as marketing automation and digital approaches.

Prior to Brocade, she held marketing leadership roles at Juniper Networks, Virtela (now part of NTT Com), Level 3 Communications, TeleChoice, WorldCom, and WilTel. Liza has been instrumental in transforming marketing into a growth engine for businesses leading go-to-market strategy, demand generation, product and solution marketing, brand and communications, and sales and field enablement. Liza and her teams are known and have been recognized for launching some of the world’s first networking and cloud services, repositioning companies and products to lead in high-growth areas, developing and executing innovative go-to-market approaches to strategically position companies with C-level and P&L customer contacts, and contributing significant revenue influence from marketing,

Listen and Learn:

  • Why it's important to use your own experiences
  • What Liza means by "lather, rinse, and repeat"
  • How you impact how people learn
  • Where strategic development starts
  • Whether you should pivot or stay the course

TO FIND LIZA ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Nov 2, 2017

SHOW NOTES

Liza Adams is a transformative senior marketing executive with a successful track record of taking companies to the next level of growth by building and leading teams through business transformations. She inspires change with a clear vision and strategy and by driving modern marketing approaches to strengthen customer preference and engagement. She’s an energetic leader that fosters teamwork, collaboration, and innovation that challenges the status quo. Liza’s unique go-to-market insights from having in-depth experience as a software/hardware vendor, service provider, integrator partner, and customer have been instrumental in business success. She is passionate about measuring and achieving results, developing talent, and making an impact towards a greater good.

Liza has over 25 years of experience in B2B technology and has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She is currently the Vice President of Solutions & Segment Marketing at Brocade Communications, a $2.5B data center, wireless, software, and storage networking company based in San Jose, CA. Liza and her team of subject matter experts drive content development and campaign execution globally across the customer infinity loop along with human-centric, be-there-be-useful, as well as marketing automation and digital approaches.

Prior to Brocade, she held marketing leadership roles at Juniper Networks, Virtela (now part of NTT Com), Level 3 Communications, TeleChoice, WorldCom, and WilTel. Liza has been instrumental in transforming marketing into a growth engine for businesses leading go-to-market strategy, demand generation, product and solution marketing, brand and communications, and sales and field enablement. Liza and her teams are known and have been recognized for launching some of the world’s first networking and cloud services, repositioning companies and products to lead in high-growth areas, developing and executing innovative go-to-market approaches to strategically position companies with C-level and P&L customer contacts, and contributing significant revenue influence from marketing,

Listen and Learn:

  • Why leaders need to think big, start small, and move fast
  • What is the law of thirds
  • How to be a leader who inspires and amazes people
  • Why you need to fail fast
  • How perfection can get in the way

TO FIND LIZA ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Oct 26, 2017

SHOW NOTES

With diverse experience working in outdoor apparel & equipment, pre-school & youth toys, food & beverage, household product and chemical companies ranging from 50 employees to 50,000 employees, Tom has found success in bringing teams together and leading them to collectively achieve extraordinary business results. He has demonstrated leadership in both high growth product
innovation-driven businesses and highly competitive market share battle businesses. He has also successfully grown challenger brands in resource-thin environments and startups.

Listen and Learn:

  • What leadership means
  • How the worst situation can become the best opportunity
  • What keeps Tom focused
  • Which came first, sales or marketing
  • What is the proper approach to transparency

TO FIND TOM ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Oct 20, 2017

SHOW NOTES

Dug is an accomplished entrepreneur, musician, producer and transformational inspirational speaker. He is a Master Practitioner and Licensed Trainer of NLP and Neo Ericksonian Hypnosis. Dug was a top speaker/trainer for Tony Robbins and co-authored Multiple Streams of Inspiration with Jack Caneld. He is VP of Training and Development at Palm Healthcare in Delray Beach, Florida.

His greatest passion is to help human beings achieve their full potential to live their dreams. His training and experience have given him keen insights and skills to support his clients to “Feed their Passion, and Starve their Fear”.

Listen and Learn:

  • Why an organization is a family
  • That the bigger the company the harder the communication is
  • How to have a flexible approach 
  • How to create raving fans, both internally and externally  
  • The importance of allowing people to be vulnerable 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PALM HEALTHCARE, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND DUG ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Oct 12, 2017

SHOW NOTES

Chris Hallberg one of Inc. magazine’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts has been taking big risks and getting outside of his comfort zone his entire life.

He joined the Army National Guard Military Police at 17, was an officer at a Maximum Security prison at 20. By the ripe age of 23, he was a Sergeant in both organizations leading other officers and soldiers in dynamic and challenging environments.

After serving in uniform, he began his career in sales and marketing and quickly became the #1 producing Sales Representative. Chris then leveraged all of his leadership experience and training and then led several sales teams to success.  As Sales Manager, he took a $3M Remodeling company and helped them grow to $8M in 3 years, and then as VP of Sales took a $9M Restoration company and led them to $20M in revenue in just 1 year.  After two years over $25M in revenue, the company was successfully sold to a private equity group.

Chris then started his own energy efficient remodeling business in 2009 at the onset of the “great recession” and despite difficult market conditions he quickly scaled the business to $2M in sales, and sold the company after two years of profitable operations with over 20% Net Profit to the bottom line.

After selling his business Chris started to help other entrepreneurs with their businesses while coaching several entrepreneurs he noticed that the majority of business owners were basically just “Making it up every day” so he looked for a solution to help them. In early 2014 He found it, it’s called EOS® or the Entrepreneurial Operating System® and became one of 50 Certified EOS Implementers nationally. He has been personally trained by EOS creator and best-selling author of Traction-Get a grip on your business Gino Wickman.  Chris uses EOS as the main “Framework” for all of his coaching engagements with entrepreneurial leadership teams across the nation.

Chris has successfully leveraged his time serving in uniform with all of his business experience to “Meld” both worlds together as “The Business Sergeant” and is currently working on his first book titled “The Business Sergeants’ Field Manual, Military Grade Business Execution, without all of the Yelling and Push-ups!”  He provides a fun, fast-paced learning environment that keeps his leadership teams highly engaged by teaching simple, practical tools that are proven to help you “Break through the ceiling”, and propel your company to new heights.

Listen and Learn:

  • Why leaders need to ask themselves, "Am I committed?"
  • How to rebuild passion
  • Discover how to put passion before profit
  • Why business leaders need to have the right mix of employees
  • How to know if you are a leader worth following

TO FIND CHRIS' BOOK, "THE BUSINESS SERGEANT'S FIELD MANUAL, MILITARY GRADE BUSINESS EXECUTION WITHOUT ALL THE YELLING AND PUSH-UPS", CLICK HERE.

 

FOR A SNEAK PEEK OF CHRIS'S BOOK, CLICK HERE.

 

TO FIND CHRIS ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Oct 11, 2017

SHOW NOTES

Chris Hallberg one of Inc. magazine’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts has been taking big risks and getting outside of his comfort zone his entire life.

He joined the Army National Guard Military Police at 17, was an officer at a Maximum Security prison at 20. By the ripe age of 23, he was a Sergeant in both organizations leading other officers and soldiers in dynamic and challenging environments.

After serving in uniform, he began his career in sales and marketing and quickly became the #1 producing Sales Representative. Chris then leveraged all of his leadership experience and training and then led several sales teams to success.  As Sales Manager, he took a $3M Remodeling company and helped them grow to $8M in 3 years, and then as VP of Sales took a $9M Restoration company and led them to $20M in revenue in just 1 year.  After two years over $25M in revenue, the company was successfully sold to a private equity group.

Chris then started his own energy efficient remodeling business in 2009 at the onset of the “great recession” and despite difficult market conditions he quickly scaled the business to $2M in sales, and sold the company after two years of profitable operations with over 20% Net Profit to the bottom line.

After selling his business Chris started to help other entrepreneurs with their businesses while coaching several entrepreneurs he noticed that the majority of business owners were basically just “Making it up every day” so he looked for a solution to help them. In early 2014 He found it, it’s called EOS® or the Entrepreneurial Operating System® and became one of 50 Certified EOS Implementers nationally. He has been personally trained by EOS creator and best-selling author of Traction-Get a grip on your business Gino Wickman.  Chris uses EOS as the main “Framework” for all of his coaching engagements with entrepreneurial leadership teams across the nation.

Chris has successfully leveraged his time serving in uniform with all of his business experience to “Meld” both worlds together as “The Business Sergeant” and is currently working on his first book titled “The Business Sergeants’ Field Manual, Military Grade Business Execution, without all of the Yelling and Push-ups!”  He provides a fun, fast-paced learning environment that keeps his leadership teams highly engaged by teaching simple, practical tools that are proven to help you “Break through the ceiling”, and propel your company to new heights.

Listen and Learn:

  • What the 6 key components of business are
  • How a straightforward, direct leadership style is the most effective
  • Discover why Chris says, "Humans have a 90-day attention span"
  • Why business leaders should be slow to hire and quick to fire
  • How building a culture of accountability benefits everyone 

TO FIND CHRIS' BOOK, "THE BUSINESS SERGEANT'S FIELD MANUAL, MILITARY GRADE BUSINESS EXECUTION WITHOUT ALL THE YELLING AND PUSH-UPS", CLICK HERE.

TO FIND CHRIS ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Oct 6, 2017

SHOW NOTES

David Long is a Speaker, Award-winning Author, World Class CEO and “Student of the Game of Business.” He is Founder/CEO of MyEmployees, a 29-year-old firm in the Top 1% Worldwide in the Employee Engagement and Recognition industry and  his company was recently listed in INC Magazine's "INC 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America."
 
His company, MyEmployees, has developed a three-pronged approach to engage your team and make them fiercely loyal to you their leader by surveying them, then providing a dashboard showing you the results. Next, they provide online training modules to make you a more powerful leader and assign your own personal "Engagement Coach" to stay focused, accountable and successful.
 
David and his award-winning team have also been written about in three other books by noted leadership authors and experts in the field.

Listen and Learn:

  • Why you should start a book club with your employees
  • How to take 30 weeks off a year
  • Discover the importance of systems in business
  • Why recognizing your employees is so important
  • How to develop your people

TO FIND DAVID'S BOOK, "BUILT TO LEAD", CLICK HERE. 

TO FIND DAVID ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

 
 
Sep 16, 2017

SHOW NOTES

Author, speaker, and creative Randall Kenneth Jones has built a marketing and public relations portfolio that includes such respected household names as TJMaxx, Pier 1, Walgreens, Carter’s, GEICO, Sears, The Washington Post & The Wall Street Journal.

After Jones’ 2010 move from Washington, D.C., to Naples, Florida, the award-winning writer & creative director approached the Naples Daily News and offered to write an independent newspaper column—a blend of personal & professional development. For the next few years, the Jones personally arranged to conduct over 100 best-practices interviews. His subjects included Pat Benatar, Brian Boitano, Carl Edwards, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Shirley Jones, Sonny Jurgensen, Sue Monk Kidd, Hoda Kotb, Colin Mochrie, Suze Orman, General Barry McCaffrey, Cynthia Rhodes, Tommy Tune, Vanessa Williams and many more. 

With a Foreword by Peggy Post (The Emily Post Institute) and an Introduction by Erin Brockovich, Jones’ subsequent book, ‘Show Me: Celebrities, Business Tycoons, Rock Stars, Journalists, Humanitarians, Attack Bunnies & More!’ was published in late 2016. 

Having spent most of his life as an actor and improviser, Jones is happiest before an audience. His favorite stage roles include: The Monster/Young Frankenstein, Professor Callahan/Legally Blonde, Roger DeBris/The Producers, Bottom/A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a gender-bending Jane Hudson in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? For Jones, time on stage is a blissful extension of the creativity-fueled lifestyle he is so blessed to enjoy.

Listen and Learn:

  • Why you should be an active listener
  • Discover the importance of positive communication
  • Why creative thinking and innovation are vital
  • What authentic self-expression is and how to obtain it
  • How idea generation has evolved

TO FIND RANDY'S BOOK "SHOW ME", CLICK HERE.

TO FIND RANDY ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Sep 8, 2017

With more than 30 years in the aviation industry, Mike Caflisch has had career assignments in numerous disciplines, including aircraft performance engineering, avionics systems engineering and integration, software development, product management, marketing, sales, business development, strategy, and program management.

Caflisch came to APG from The Boeing Company, where he served as director of Airspace Programs for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. In this role, he was responsible for programs supporting flight optimization, airspace and navigation procedure design, and air traffic management.  Prior to that, he led strategy and business development for Boeing Flight Services.

Listen and Learn:

  • How to plan for organizational consequences 
  • Discover the importance of having structure in place
  • Why culture is the biggest problem in business
  • When not to make a sale
  • Why a leader needs to be a team player

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT APG, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND MIKE ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE.

Aug 23, 2017

SHOW NOTES

Pam Friedman has over 20 years of financial planning and investment experience. Prior to partnering with Silicon Hills Wealth Management, LLC, Pam. Friedman was on Wall Street in both New York and London structuring and raising capital for both public and private companies. Upon her return to Texas, Ms. Friedman spent six years on the faculty of the Finance Department in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.


Pam's area of expertise is marital financial planning which includes planning for the risk of divorce and educating clients who may be unfamiliar with financial issues and investing during and after divorce. In her book, I Now Pronounce You Financially Fit: How to Protect Your Money in Marriage and Divorce available on Amazon and other online book retailers.


Pam has been featured in national publications and on- air with U.S. News and World Report, Self Magazine, Elle Magazine, ABC News Radio, NY Daily News, Daily Finance (AOL), and the Divorce Financial Analyst Journal. Ms. Friedman earned the designation CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) in 2006 and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) in 2011. Pam is also a trained family law mediator. She holds an MBA, BBA, and BA in Finance and Economics from The University of Texas at Austin.

May 31, 2017

SHOW NOTES 

Lori Canova has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of the "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County since 1997. Under her leadership, the organization has grown from two Dreamer cohorts to 17, serving over 1,000 students and their families in four communities (Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont and Carbon Valley) within two of the largest school districts in Colorado (Boulder Valley and St. Vrain Valley.)

Lori helped start the local Mentors Matter group which focuses on recruitment of mentors, especially mentors of color. She also helped launch a county-wide collaborative school supply drive, Crayons to Calculators and is a co-founder and co-chair of a collective impact initiative called Dream Big focusing on closing the achievement and opportunity gap in Boulder County. Prior to joining "I Have A Dream, Lori was the Program Director for Big Brothers of Metro Denver; a Program Director for the Mental Health Association of Colorado; the Director of SB94 Juvenile Diversion Program for Jefferson Center for Mental Health; and an Adolescent Counselor for Human Services, Inc.

Lori has a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver and completed her undergraduate work in Social Work at Colorado State University. Lori served on the board of directors for Foothills United Way from 2005-2007 and was chair of the board for Volunteers in Prevention from 1993-1995. In 2010, Lori received the Woman of the Year award from the Boulder Professional Women Group. In 2015, Lori received the Partnership Award from Boulder Housing Partners and was awarded the Women Who Light the Community Award from the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.

May 15, 2017

SHOW NOTES 

 

David is an ex-Olympic level athlete turned business multimillionaire. He is a Wall Street Journal and Business Week best- selling author of 9 business and financial books, including co-authoring SCALE with Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman.

David is the founder and CEO of Maui Mastermind®, one of the world's premier business coaching company which has worked with over 100,000 business owners, helping them grow their companies and get their lives back. Davids clients enjoy an average annual growth rate of 64.2% while at the same time increase their companies Owner Independence by an average of 97.4% per year. Over the past 20 years, David and the other Maui coaches and advisors have personally started and scaled companies with an aggregate value of $63 billion.

His weekly business owner e-letter is read by 100,000 business owners around the world and his syndicated business articles on Inc.com and Huffingtonpost.com garner over 150,000 readers every year. His work has been featured in such prestigious media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, International Business Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, MSNBC, and Inc. Magazine.

An in-demand keynote speaker, Davids message of how to grow a business by strengthening its core systems, team, and culture has galvanized business audiences around the globe.

He and his wife Heather, and their three young sons live in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MAUI MASTERMIND, CLICK HERE.

TO FIND DAVID ON LINKEDIN, CLICK HERE. 

May 2, 2017

SHOW NOTES 

Jay Irwin is an adventurous soul who is determined to inspire people through wilderness experiences. During a 23-year rewarding career in the computer software industry, Jay had the opportunity to lead and inspire companies to enhance their productivity and success through innovative software solutions. He created entrepreneurial initiatives within some of the largest software companies in the world.

After a year-long sabbatical, Jay has successfully rounded the corner on combining his love of adventure with his desire to make a positive difference in other people's lives. He teaches audiences, from inner-city youth to executives, how to bring the gifts learned from wilderness experiences into daily life to create powerful and long-lasting change.

Jay is an avalanche survivor, Ironman finisher, avid skier and backpacker, and a foolhardy mountain biker, but his underlying passion is being a dedicated father. Jay is also a board member of cityWILD, a local nonprofit bringing adventure, and leadership to culturally diverse, inner-city youth.

May 1, 2017

SHOW NOTES 

Craig Ballantyne is called The World's Most Disciplined Man by his friends and coaching clients. He's also the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life, and creator of the world-famous fat-burning workout system, Turbulence Training.

Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine for over 17 years, and he teaches his clients to get more done, make more money, and still get home in time for dinner. Craig discovered his talent for helping stressed-out executives and entrepreneurs achieve extraordinary results in every area of life after overcoming his crippling anxiety attacks in 2006. During his struggles, Craig discovered The 5 Pillars of Success, which you can use to make more money, lose weight, find the love of your life, and overcome any obstacle in your way.

Apr 24, 2017

SHOW NOTES 

Daina Middleton is an executive leadership coach with over three decades as a business leader and CEO. She pioneered digital marketing at Hewlett-Packard, was the global CEO at Performics, the largest performance marketing company in the world, and ran global business marketing at Twitter. Currently, she serves as a director on the boards of Marin Software and Healthwise. A frequent speaker, she also appears in Forbes, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Adweek, and on CNBC. She lives near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Her latest book is Grace Meets Grit: How to Bring Out the Remarkable, Courageous Leader Within.

Mar 6, 2017

Dave is the boss around TeamSnap, doing everything from running the company to sweeping the floors, and everything in between. Since forming the company he has managed three successful investment rounds, secured strategic partnerships and overseen impressive growth. He continues to focus on both day-to-day and long-term initiatives while managing the company. 

Dave has more than 20 years of experience in technology leadership positions. He was previously CEO of SANRAD, a venture-funded storage networking company, which he joined in 2006. He also helped found LeftHand Networks, a Boulder-based company recently sold to Hewlett-Packard. Prior to that, Dave was with Hewlett-Packard.

Dave began his professional career as a field engineer in North and West Africa with Schlumberger Ltd. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard.

An avid skier and wannabe competitive cyclist, Dave lives in Boulder with wife Deb and two children, Mariel and Gabe. He enjoys reading, cooking, and microbreweries.

Feb 27, 2017

SHOW NOTES

Award-winning marketer, agency executive, critically-acclaimed author and columnist, Andrew has helped launch more than four dozen technology companies and hundreds of products and services over the past 25 years. Tech companies of all sizes rely on Andrew to help shape their narratives, re-position their brand and steal share from better-known competitors. A crisp thinker who weaves compelling and impactful stories, Andrew is highly respected for his passion, intellect, foresight and humor.

As the CMO of SharpSpring, Andrew, leads the marketing and business development teams of this fast-growing marketing automation company. His responsibilities include crafting and executing the strategy to grow the company's agency market share (currently #2 to HubSpot), including branding, design, content marketing, lead generation, digital marketing, event marketing, external relations, affiliate marketing, and partner enablement initiatives.

Andrew is the co-author of Richard Nixon: A Psychobiography (Columbia University Press, 1997). He was the ghost author of Driving Business Performance Through Strategic Sourcing, (Vanity Press, 2005), and has authored several hundred articles and thought leadership pieces for various clients and executives. In addition, he has been a contributing editor to various marketing, brand and communications publications, and blogs, including Marketing Talent, Business to Business Magazine, Catalyst Magazine and Small Business Matters. A lively speaker, Andrew has presented at dozens of industry events, including some of the largest trade shows in the technology industry.

He is a magna cum laude graduate in Politics from Princeton University and the recipient of the Annenberg Fellowship at Eton College in England where he taught American Politics and Economics.

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Feb 8, 2017

 

Lloyd Lewis is president and CEO of Arc Thrift Stores. Arc has 24 stores and 15 donation stations in Colorado. Arc provide advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and is one of the largest employers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of Colorado.

Lewis’ role includes oversight and management of Arc’s retail stores, corporate and support operations, and a staff of over 1,500 employees. Under Lewis’ tenure, revenue has grown from $30 million to $75 million annually and earned income from $2 million to $10 million annually.

Lewis currently serves as board chair of the Colorado Cross Disability Coalition and of the Atlantis Community Foundation.

At Arc, Lewis is instrumental in forging relationships with communities of color, including Mi Casa Resource Center, the Latina Chamber of Denver, as well as other community organizations including the Mayor’s Road Home project. He received the Civil Rights Award from NewsEd Corporation for his work with challenged communities in 2008. He is also the recipient of an award as one of Denver’s “unsung heroes” in celebration of Denver’s 150th anniversary in 2009, and Lewis and Arc were named 2010 “Change Maker” for the City of Denver Change Maker program sponsored by Ashoka and the City of Denver.

 

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