As the world grapples with COVID-19, we are being instructed to “socially distance” from one another. The reality is, however, that we should be seeking physical distance. My pals and entrepreneurs extraordinaire, Brian Loebig and Julie Schumacher, recently hosted a LinkedIn “happy hour”/ Q&A on Zoom where we explored a few best (and bad L) practices to stay socially connected (and relevant J) on LinkedIn in these days of COVID-19. Brian Loebig is the founder of Loebig Ink, LLC, a digital marketing firm with a team of 15 remote staff, who were all working from home even before it was cool! He is a sought after speaker on networking, personal branding SEO and leveraging Linkedin for business. Connect with Brian – LinkedIn | Website
Julie Schumacher is a leader in integrated marketing strategy; working collaboratively with owners, executive leadership and teams in large and small companies to drive effective messaging and engagement. Connect with Julie – LinkedIn | Website
Even the greatest Strategy will fail if the people responsible for implementing it are confused, skeptical,or unclear. Susan Schramm is a consultant, speaker, and founder of GoToMarket Impact.She’e equipped hundreds of organisations and their teams to get aligned and gain traction on new ideas! The part of B.O.O.S.T.® she addresses during the conversation is Optimized Relationships. Connect with Susan LinkedIn | Website | Email
Kevin Wayne Johnson is the CEO of the Johnson Leadership Group where he trains, coaches, and mentors the current and next generation of leaders. He’s also the best-selling author of “Leadership with a Servant’s Heart”, a compelling guide to leading individuals through personal relationships. The part of B.O.O.S.T.® Kevin covers during our brief conversation is Secure Thought Leadership. Grab a pen. Tune in, then reach out to Kevin for tangible, actionable strategies to refine approach: Website | 410.340.8633
A super-preneur, Courtney Underwood is the CEO of two (yes, two) businesses. Passports and Purpose feeds her creative side while Kassar Consulting allows her to leverage more than 18 years of human resource strategy to teach entrepreneurs how to build and manage their teams to scale business and increase profitability. The part of B.O.O.S.T.® Courtney covers during our conversation is Build Your Brand while avoiding brand confusion. Tune in and then connect with Courtney>> kassarconsulting | Passports and Purpose | Email
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Problems Mastery is needed to B.O.O.S.T.® your business and career success. Tune into this episode as Sonya Smith-Valentine [financial expert, attorney and President of Financially Fierce LLC] shares actionable ways to help you increase productivity by decreasing financial stress! She also shares how to turn ordinary mangers into financially savvy decision-makers for improved profitability. Take notes, then reach out to Sonya: Website | LinkedIn
Is your company leveraging consistency, quality, and clarity to anchor your brand with potential buyers and customers? During this podcast, Orsi Herbein shares her expertise to help listeners build their brand; a direct path to ALL the other areas of B.O.O.S.T.® … optimize relationships, obtain more leads, secure thought leadership space AND tap into new markets! Orsi is a creative director/partner of Brand3, a small brand consultant firm. Tune in and then connect with Orsi – Website | LinkedIn.
Known as “The Clear Communication Coach”, Monique Russell teaches individuals and teams how to have positive, productive, and impactful relationships using effective communications tools. The part of B.O.O.S.T.® she addresses during our conversation is Secure Thought Leadership Space; how to thoughtfully and productively leverage written or spoken word for success in business and life. Tune in, then tap into Monique’s genius – LinkedIn | Group coaching
Many economists are forecasting an economic downturn in the next 12-24 months. Tune into my panel discussion with Kiesha Haughton, Roderick Johnson (Lending Relations/Small Business Development Center Project Officer – US Small Business Administration), Greg Smith (Regional Manager, Washington DC/Suburban MD – M&T Bank), and Laurie Wiggins (CEO, Byond) where we chat about strategies for your business to sustain and grow despite less than optimal economic conditions. To view our discussion, visit https://www.mymcmedia.org/small-business-network.
What’s raising over 1 million chickens have to do with strategically building your business from hiring, goal setting, team building, and community involvement? In this episode, you’ll find out! Over 17 years in business, Jeff Miller is a business coach, consultant, strategist and community leader who helps leaders assess, design, and implement their vision while achieving balanced work/life integration. Connect with Jeff: LinkedIn | Website
What are the three SMART goals you will focus on in the next 90 days to set yourself up for explosive growth in the new year? In this episode, Dr. Jane Lovas provides tips that’ll spur radical growth in your life and business. Jane is a visionary, thought leader, consultant, author and speaker who works with leaders to create growth through a powerful Vision and Mission; one that creates alignment throughout the organization. Grab a pen, tune in, and then connect with Jane – LinkedIn | Website
Networking is not about talking and taking. It’s about teaching and giving. In this episode, Vern Schellenger shares practical strategies to leverage networking for greater impact to make your connections count! Vern is a thought leader in the art and science of networking that results in mutually beneficial, trust-based relationships. He provides coaching to individuals on how to make networking an art, not an accident! Tune in, then connect with Vern: Email | LinkedIn
In today’s episode, I chat with Beth Berman. Beth helps leaders build better businesses and reclaim their lives! An EOS® – Entrepreneurial Operating System Implementer, Beth specializes in cultivating cohesive, accountable teams and the traction needed for growth and scale. Buckle in. We cover Vision, People, Data, Process, Traction and so much more during our short conversation. You’ll definitely want to connect with Beth following this episode, so here’s how – LinkedIn | Website | Email
Stephanie Bonte-Lebair is a classically trained opera singer turned voice, presentation, and sales coach. She’s helped thousands of singers, speakers, and business owners know what to say and how to say it to build their business faster when they network and keynote. Not getting the results you need from networking? Tune into this episode where Stephanie shares how to effectively set your intentions to reap massive rewards. Grab a pen, listen in, and then connect with Stephanie online: LinkedIn | Website | Twitter
The founder and managing attorney of Radiance IP Law, Radiance Harris is an award-winning trademark attorney, speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. She’s also attorney extraordinaire who helped me trademark B.O.O.S.T.®! In this short episode, Radiance shares key considerations and tips to help you protect your brand with trademarks so that you can distinguish yourself from competitors, prevent theft, and build a profitable brand. Listen in, then reach out to Radiance on your favorite digital platform – Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Website
Michael Leslie Amilcar is CEO of [Silver Spring, Maryland based] Cook Ross. She joined the company in 2007, and served as managing partner, overseeing the strategic direction and day-to-day operations for over five years. Under her leadership, Cook Ross has grown dramatically building upon an almost 30-year legacy of organizational transformation work. The company partners with Fortune 500 companies to create inclusive leadership and transform cultures. In my conversation with Michael, she shares her very personal account and triumphant journey to occupy a seat at corporate America’s table. Michael also shares practical strategies for courageous business leaders to create diverse, inclusive communities. Tune in, be encouraged, then contact the talented and passionate Cook Ross team to create sustainable, organizational transformation in your company.
A serial entrepreneur, Glenn Garnes is a retired business trial attorney who has a passion for entrepreneurship and helping people get started in and grow their businesses. A master connector, Glenn created Small Business CEO; a complete small business eco-system that supports the efforts of small business owners to create momentum in their businesses and Experts on Stage; an affinity group for speakers and coaching professionals who desire to leverage and scale their businesses through a complete, turnkey marketing system. During this episode, Glen shares practical, actionable tips to help you to build relationship equity, to become an influencer, to avoid common networking no-no’s, and more! Tune in and then connect with Glenn. You’ll be glad you did! LinkedIn | Twitter| Instagram | Facebook
For 17 years, Pamela Sams has been partnering with women to help them to improve their personal and financial wealth through solid financial life planning. Known as “The Financial Navigator”, Pamela helps clients navigate the rough waters toward financial independence, so they can be, do, and have their heart’s desire. Her knowledge in this area has made her a sought-after speaker and now you can tap into her financial genius during this episode. Tune into my interview with Pamela for a few tips on increasing your financial IQ, building wealth, and navigating the challenges of being in the sandwich generation. Want more of Pamela, mosey over to your favorite digital platform(s): Website| LinkedIn | Twitter| Instagram | Facebook
We all recognize the power of a strong corporate/entity brand to generate revenue, build customer confidence, make a visual connection, and more. But, what about an individual’s online brand and digital presence? If yours needs a little TLC, this episode is for you … Brand You! Stephen A. Hart is a Brand Alignment Strategist, who guides busy professionals through a clear process to build, market and grow their own amazing personal brand using his Brand You Academy™ and “AMD” formula. Through his podcast, Trailblazers.FM™, Stephen grew a global audience and established the #1 podcast that interview s today’s successful black professionals. Tune into my interview with Stephen for a few tips on building your personal brand, then connect with him on your favorite digital platform(s): LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram
The journey to senior leadership can be a tough one, but it doesn’t have to be. In this episode, Alex Tremble shares how getting comfortable with not knowing everything can help you build successful relationships, gain influence, and win the trust of others regardless of where you are in your career/business. Alex is a speaker, career coach, and founder of GPS Leadership Solutions. He has helped hundreds of executive leaders strategically position themselves for their next promotions using his GPS Success methodology. After you listen in, don’t forget to connect with Alex on your favorite digital platform(s): LinkedIn | YouTube |Instagram | Facebook. And, be sure to pick up a copy of Alex’s book, “Reaching Senior Leadership: 10 Growth Strategies Every Government Leader Should Know”. Don’t forget to let Alex know you heard him on the B.O.O.S.T.® podcast 🙂
Hold on to your hats, folks, this mother of 7 (yes, SEVEN) shares how the “University of Life” drove her to create a cause marketing enterprise; helping clients to achieve greater levels of community impact. Jessica Koch is a speaker, trainer, and consultant who’s traveled nationally connecting with audiences in government, education, and economic development. She helps transform her client’s business development process to accelerate the success of their sales team. During this feel-good episode, Jessica and I chat about the joys of parenting, pivotal decision-making moments, living from a perspective of abundance, and more! Tune in through the very end of our conversation to hear Jessica’s 2 infamous life quotes, then mosey over to her digital assets: website | LinkedIn |YouTube.
In honor of Independence Day, we’re taking advantage of our freedom to mix things up a bit. LOL! This podcast features my fun exchange with the B.O.O.S.T.® podcast audio engineer and master of all things podcasty, Claude Jennings. We covered topics like time management, business strategy, crockpot success, and more! Listen in and don’t forget to like, comment, and share the episode with folks you know.
Does your small business want to do business with large corporations, but you’re struggling to get your foot in the door? This podcast highlights my conversation with Anna Hakobyan, Lead, Government Compliance + Supplier Diversity – AstraZeneca, Casey Oakes, Director of Supplier Diversity – Marriott International, and Karen Zuckerman, President + Chief Creative Officer (CCO) – HZ. We chat about how to connect with large companies, the importance of those connections, proper follow-up, and more!
Want to launch a podcast, but not sure if it’s “right” for you? Well, this episode is a must listen! During my conversation with fellow podcasters, Charlie Birney, Debbie DeChambeau and Stephen Hart, we cover topics like content creation, how to leverage podcasts for marketing yourself/business, best practices to land podcast interviews, sponsorship, and more. Listen in, then get social with Charlie, Debbie, and Stephen. Let them know I recommended you reach out 😉
Training and magic and soul. Oh my! In this episode, Dr. Joynicole Martinez, CEO – The Alchemist Agency, shares how she practically helps clients and entire communities expand capacity, develop leadership, and strengthen operations; turning something that appears worthless into something that’s invaluable. That’s what alchemy is all about! Tune in and then connect with Dr. Joy on LinkedIn, her website, or Twitter for more information.
This episode features Alan Gregerman, President and Chief Innovation Officer of VENTURE WORKS, Inc. Throughout Alan’s presentation, he challenges our thinking about people, the world around us, where brilliant ideas actually come from, and how to reach our full potential as individuals, leaders, and organizations. Need some inspiration? Check out one of Alan’s three books—The Necessity of Strangers, Surrounded by Geniuses, and Lessons from the Sandbox. Visit www.venture-works.com or www.alangregerman.com for more information.
An author, advocate for women and diversity, and public speaker, Jennefer Witter is the CEO/Founder of The Boreland Group, an NYC-based public relations firm. During this conversation, Jennefer shared her thoughts about fake news, emerging communication channels in the current age of new media, strategies to get your unfair share of attention [ala “The Little Book of Big PR” that Jennefer authored], and much more! Tune in. Then, connect with Jennefer [mention you heard her on the B.O.O.S.T. ® podcast ;-)] http://www.theborelandgroup.com/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenneferwitter/ | https://twitter.com/JenneferTBG
Looking to build a successful, results-driven advisory board? In this episode, Marissa Levin shares aspects of her Built to SCALE ™ solution to breakthrough growth through exceptional advisory boards [which is based on her #1 best-selling book on this topic]. Marissa’s a 25-year entrepreneur, speaker, author, and globally recognized growth strategist with a lifetime legacy mission to educate, equip, and empower 100 million entrepreneurs and leaders! Whether you’re a start-up or a well-established multi-million dollar firm, this episode’s for you. Listen in, then contact Marissa at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your advisory board needs.
Based in Northern Virginia, Marvin Powell is consultant, speaker, and coach to small businesses. His program, VisionQuest90? is the most revolutionary personal and professional transformation process of its kind and has helped thousands of business leaders to tap into massive success. In this episode, Marvin shares his vision for entrepreneurship and gives strategies to remove the roadblocks that prevent many people from achieving their business goals. Take a listen, then connect with Marvin for free tips and resources: www.facebook.com/CPTandD and www.linkedin.com/in/marvinpowell .
This episode features Shae Bynes is the Founder and Chief Fire Igniter of Kingdom Driven Entrepreneur, a global movement that inspires, teaches, and mentors entrepreneurs who desire to experience God’s best in business and have a greater Kingdom impact. Throughout my conversation with Shae, she shares how radical encounters with God shifted her mindset and shaped how she approaches entrepreneurship. For more information and/or to connect with Shae, visit www.kingdomdrivenentrepreneur.com , www.facebook.com/kingdomdrivenentrepreneur, and www.instagram.com/kingdomdrivenentrepreneur
This dynamic duo is based in Montgomery County, MD. Mikel founded Badlands, a 30,000-square foot play and learning space. David is a healthcare executive. He started Catalyst Health Solutions and grew it into a Fortune 500 company. During our conversation, we got real about their journey as a power couple and how they’re able to navigate life as a couple in business while raising 6 (yes 6) children and pursuing their passion for business, philanthropy and more.
Based in sunny southern California, Robert is an award-winning sales and marketing professional and president of i61, Inc. where he assists family owned businesses achieve sustainable profits. Kay Lee, Vice-President of i61, helps wives of entrepreneurs find their identity and live out their purpose. Together, they lead Power Couples By Design; a consulting program that blends their gifts, skills, talents, and passion to serve business leaders. In this podcast, we discuss the art of partnering with your spouse to start/grow your business. Visit their website (www.i61BusinessDevelopment.com) or connect with them on LinkedIn Robert Fukui | Kay Lee Fukui or tune into their Purpose and Profitability podcast.
Seth Goldman, Co-Founder & TeaEO Emeritus of Honest Tea and Executive Chair of Beyond Meat. Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling organic bottled tea, specializing in beverages that are organic and Fair Trade Certified?. In March 2011, Honest Tea was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, becoming the first organic and Fair Trade brand in the world’s largest beverage distribution system. Honest Tea and Honest Kids is sold in more than 130,000 stores in the USA and Europe. In my conversation with Seth, he provides a glimpse into strategies he’s used to Optimize Relationships & Tap into New Markets during his company’s wildly successful 20-year journey.
This episode features Anik Signal, founder and CEO of Lurn, Inc. Anik’s an entrepreneur who’s personally trained over 1 million people worldwide and generated over $200 Million in online sales by the age of 35. In my conversation with Anik, we explore the 4 Secrets of Millionaire Entrepreneurs – NOT Taught In School. Learn more about Anik and tap into his digital genius by tuning into his new podcast, The Fighting Entrepreneur.
This episode features Brandon Miller. Brandon is Managing Partner of DC Growth Hackers. He’s an Entrepreneur, Branding Expert, Marketing Consultant and Life Coach who has helped countless organizations and individuals with authentic branding, market positioning and growth strategies. Brandon IS Mr. Authenticity! Connect with him! www.dcgrowthhackers.com | www.dcgrowthhacker.com |LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter
This episode features Andrena Sawyer. She’s President of P.E.R.K. Consulting and is the Founder and Minority Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network. She’s also an author with a newly published book—The Misadventures of a New Entrepreneur. Andrena’s passion for process and her “Marry your mission. Date your model” approach to business helps her to best serve the needs of her nonprofit and small business clients. Want to connect with Andrena? www.perkconsulting.net | www.mcwen.org |Twitter |Instagram | LinkedIn | Facebook
Women mean business and large corporations recognize our impact! This podcast highlights my conversation with Sheila Dews-Johnson, Director, Supplier Diversity & Supplier Sustainability – McCormick & Company, Inc., Darlene Fuller, Senior Director of Supplier Diversity – Sodexo in North America, and Dominica Groom, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion – Freddie Mac. We examine why large corporations are committed to support woman-owned businesses, strategies for diverse, woman-owned companies to build relationships with large companies, and much more!
This episode features my dear friend and Marketing Whisperer, Sherron Washington. Sherron is a marketing strategist, author, speaker and CEO of the P3 Solution; a full service marketing and communications firm that specializes in providing simple strategy, design, branding, and social media marketing solutions for companies. She has built her firm around the principle of “marketing simple,” which instructs clients to embrace simplified methods to promoting their business. Sherron is also the author of Market Simple: The Blueprint to a One-Page Marketing Plan, Speaker and Writer, sharing expert insight in such places as Black Enterprise, SmartCEO, Social Media Today, Inbound, Pubcon and other platforms around the country. Want to connect with Sherron? Follow her on social media @thep3solution !
Welcome to the very first episode of the B.O.O.S.T.® podcast. In this episode, my sound engineer extraordinaire, Claude Jennings, and I share the who, what, why, where, and when for the show. I’m mildly bias, but … whether you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner or business professional, you are going to love what we have in store for you; a bounty of tools, tips and tactics to Build Your Brand, Optimize Relationships, Obtain More Leads, Secure Thought Leadership Space, and Tap into New Markets.