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Launching a Solid Creative Business After 2 Months of Unemployment Featuring Wayne Pelletier

Wayne has helped some of the world’s best brands with award-winning design and customer experiences. Unemployment found Wayne in October 2019 and by January 2020 his business was up and running. We discuss: How to springboard into creating opportunities [02:23] A few push-ups away from what’s obvious [04:27] The opportunity behind offering a multichannel strategy…

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How Client Loyalty Accelerates Profitability Featuring Lynn Thomas

Lynn is a tax attorney-turned consultant who finds innovative and novel ways to create fiercely loyal clients and employees. As employees uncover their untapped potential, they become deeply engaged and excel at delighting customers. Consequently, these businesses achieve higher levels of profits, growth, and retention! We discuss: Organizations that [don’t] care about their employees [02:14]…

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How to Not Live with Regret Featuring Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson is a product development engineer who decided he didn’t want to be in the cubicle anymore, so he went solo. His company, Teach the Geek, works with STEM professionals who want to improve their speaking skills so they can communicative effectively with non-technical people. He also hosts a podcast, the Teach the Geek…

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Why Respect, Collaboration and Communication Drive post-COVID Success Featuring Mark Monchek

Mark Monchek is the Founder and Chief Opportunity Officer of Opportunity Lab, a strategy consulting firm focused on conscious growth. We discuss: Why everybody is going solo today [03:50] The going solo mindset: employer vs worker [07:15] Rockstar successes from Covid going forward [10:05] The keys to make companies responsive [11:30] Unexpected changes as a…

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Relationship Building as a Daily and Multi-Year Process Featuring Paul Sherman

Paul Sherman is a dynamic C-suite leader with finance, strategy, operations excellence, customer success, and business development experience in healthcare services and technology, commercial real estate and multi-unit restaurants. We discuss: The basics of relationship-building [02:52] The givers, takers and exchangers [4:58] The fine line between helping for free and helping for money [6:23] Not…

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Turning Your Side Project into Post-Employment Impact Featuring Dena Grushkin

Following a 36-year career as a public-school teacher, Dena is continuing her love for education as a humanitarian educator, running a non-profit organization she founded 18 years ago. The Dream School foundation supports public education in Nigeria with infrastructure and resources to teach and learn. We discuss: Opportunities are often unexpected [02:13] Taking a chance…

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You Don’t Have to Be Ruthless Featuring Jonathan Keyser

Jonathan Keyser is the founder of Keyser, one of the largest independent, occupier services commercial real estate firms in the country. Additionally, Keyser is a founding member of EXIS Global, the largest independent, commercial real estate organization in the world committed to exclusively representing corporate end users. We discuss: Changing the mechanics of a whole…

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