The Faces of Business
The Importance of Clear and Effective Marketing - Priscilla McKinney

The Importance of Clear and Effective Marketing - Priscilla McKinney

September 22, 2022

In this, The Faces of Business episode, Priscilla McKinney, CEO, Little Bird Marketing, talks about the importance of clear and effective marketing. Little Bird Marketing is an award-winning digital agency using design and marketing to position its clients as industry experts. It collaborates with the client’s team and company goals through transparency in its work process, creating the ultimate link between marketing and sales.

 

Priscilla, Momma Bird, is best known for her proactive initiatives in the digital marketing industry, serving as President of the American Advertising Federation Heartland, and receiving numerous design, entrepreneurship, and industry awards. Priscilla co-created the SOAR System with her expert team. SOAR is a proprietary process designed to generate feasible lead generation for C-Suite leadership, so they don’t have to worry about the growth of their organization and can put more focus on other important responsibilities. Priscilla is also prolific blogger, podcast host, techpreneur, and diversity champion.

Check out the Blog post here: The Importance of Clear and Effective Marketing

 

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Holistic Wellness for Leaders - Dr. Alexandria Rosa

Holistic Wellness for Leaders - Dr. Alexandria Rosa

September 20, 2022

In this, The Faces of Business, Dr. Alexandria Rosa DNP, RN., Founder, Alexandria Rosa, LLC, talks about Holistic Wellness for Leaders. Dr. Rosa is leading the charge for helping people take back their health by looking at their entire selves and integrating a different level of healthcare.

 

Dr. Rosa has been in the medical field for nearly two decades. While completing her doctorate in nursing, she worked as a nurse educator and at the bedside in various ICUs as a travel nurse. Life, Dr. Rosa believes, is never perfect. It, however, can be relatively free of stress and anxiety—even for those of us with hectic schedules, demanding roles, and significant responsibilities. Dr. Rosa has successfully transformed her life and shown that a leader’s life can be more fruitful, meaningful, and with much less stress. Dr. Rosa gives leaders, who have reached a breaking point, the guidance and tools to make positive changes to improve their health.

Check out the Blog post here: Holistic Wellness for Leaders

 

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Using Elite Athlete Habits for Personal Development - Clifford Starks

Using Elite Athlete Habits for Personal Development - Clifford Starks

September 15, 2022

In this, The Faces of Business, Clifford Starks, Founder, Starks Transformational Coaching, will talk about using elite athlete habits for personal development. Starks Transformational Coaching is a platform for motivated entrepreneurs who want to achieve their goals using habits from professional athletes.

 

Since 2009, Clifford has been helping business owners and entrepreneurs use elite athlete habits for personal development which helps them go farther. He is a personal trainer, transformational coach, and former professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Clifford aspired to be a professional fighter after graduating from Arizona State University in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. He is the fastest amateur fighter to ever make it to the UFC, where he had a successful career with a total of 19 matches and 14 wins in just 10 months. He uses what he learned in preparing to be a successful MMA fighter to help his clients develop game-changing habits that support their goals.

 

Check out the Blog post here: Using Elite Athlete Habits for Personal Development

 

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Growing Family Businesses with Acquisitions - Ashleigh Walters

Growing Family Businesses with Acquisitions - Ashleigh Walters

September 13, 2022

In this, The Faces of Business, Ashleigh Walters, President, ONEX, talks about her approach to growing family businesses with acquisitions. Onex, Inc. is an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) owned business and is aggressively looking forward to expanding the business through mergers and acquisitions with complementary companies in their heat-intensive forging industry vertical.

 

Ashleigh gives credit to the business success to the manager-as-coach leadership style, which differs from the traditional command and control leadership seen in manufacturing. In her new book, "Leading with Grit and Grace," she describes how they improved things at Onex, Inc., a 50-year-old family-owned manufacturing company.

 

Ashleigh is helping Onex thrive in the OEM Combustion and Refractory Services ecosystem through mergers and acquisitions while retaining its identity as a manufacturing organization and family cohesion.

 

Check out the Blog post here: Growing Family Businesses with Acquisitions

 

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Scaling a Home Services Business - Daniel Felt

Scaling a Home Services Business - Daniel Felt

August 30, 2022

In this, The Faces of Business, our guest, Daniel Felt, Founder & CEO, Kura Home, talks about his experience scaling his home services business and some of the challenges he has faced.

 

Daniel is the Founder & CEO of Kura Home. Eight years ago, he began his career in the home-service industry. When he saw an opportunity to start a home-service business, he saw a need to help busy homeowners maintain their homes.  Once Daniel proved the opportunity and began growing his business, he went about putting the systems and people in place to expand geographically to scale the business. We talk to Daniel about the home services industry, growing his home services business, recruiting talent, and making scalable systems used across locations.

 

Check out the Blog post here: Scaling a Home Services Business

 

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Family Business Succession & Legacy - Marc Kramer

Family Business Succession & Legacy - Marc Kramer

August 25, 2022

In this, The Faces of Business, our guest, Marc Kramer, Podcast Host, Best Business Minds, President, Kramer Communications & Stress Free Family Business, talks about his experience helping family business leaders with generational succession.

 

Marc is a serial entrepreneur who has built and exited his own companies. He has developed global educational programs and currently hosts a weekly live podcast with listeners in over 60 countries. His current efforts are focused on helping family business leaders develop business, marketing, sales, financing, and innovation plans along with working with companies transitioning leadership.

 

Our guest has dealt with many different situations helping family businesses with the generational leadership transition. He helps families succeed in their businesses and create the legacy they desire.

 

Check out the Blog post here: Family Business Succession & Legacy

 

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Telling the Barefoot Wines Story - Michael Houlihan

Telling the Barefoot Wines Story - Michael Houlihan

August 23, 2022

In this, The Faces of Business, our guest, Michael Houlihan, Founder, Barefoot Wines & Business Audio Theatre, shares stories from building one of the largest wine brands in North America, selling his business, and his latest endeavor, The Business Audio Theatre where he is shining a light on founders by telling their story through audio.

 

Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey founded a startup wine business in 1985 focused on producing an approachable wine at an affordable price point. The company used grit, determination, and listening to the customer to launch a brand for the people. They used cause-based marketing to continue expanding the business and help worthy causes in a win-win approach to making a difference in the world. Ultimately in 2005 Michael and Bonnie sold the Barefoot brand to E&J Gallo.

Check out the Blog post here: Telling the Barefoot Wines Story

 

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Building Effective Corporate Learning Systems - Ben Zimmer

Building Effective Corporate Learning Systems - Ben Zimmer

August 18, 2022

In this, The Faces of Business, our guest, Ben Zimmer, CEO, Sidekick Training, talks about how corporate learning systems technology changes are making corporate learning systems reach effectively and engage employees in legacy, hybrid, and remote business settings.

 

Ben Zimmer has been developing and delivering innovative courseware and learning technology resources for learners in industry, in the lab, and in the classroom for over 15 years through his company Enable Education. The radically changing workplace learning requirements inspired him and his team to develop a learning engagement platform “Sidekick Training” to address the needs of corporate learning and development departments.

Check out the Blog post here: Building Effective Corporate Learning Systems

 

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Human Capital Management - Kon Apostolopolous

Human Capital Management - Kon Apostolopolous

August 16, 2022

In this The Faces of Business Episode we talked about how to manage your human capital with Kon Apostolopolous.

 

Kon Apostolopolous “Coach Kon” is the founder and CEO of Fresh Biz Solutions, LLC, a human capital management consultancy, which provides performance improvement and training solutions to help organizations develop their people, improve business results, and reap the benefits of a comprehensive talent management strategy. He is also the co-author of “7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis“. A Practical Guide for Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters” and a regular contributor to the Thrive Global and Achievers Engagement blogs.

 

Leveraging his strong interpersonal skills, Kon is a facilitator of results a connector of dots, a conduit, a catalyst who makes things happen. Not afraid to ask the tough questions, he brings an open mind, a keen ear, and a strong commitment to excellence. He becomes a trusted partner to business leaders and stakeholders at all levels, delivering tailored solutions that typically exceed their expectations, improve organizational performance, and increase profitability.

 

Check out the Blog post here: Human Capital Management

 

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Manufacturing eCommerce Sales - Curt Anderson

Manufacturing eCommerce Sales - Curt Anderson

August 11, 2022

In this week’s The Faces of Business, we talked with Curt Anderson about eCommerce. Success in businesses, and everything one needs to know about the establishment of ecommerce sales channels for manufacturers.

 

Curt Anderson is a successful ecommerce entrepreneur, advisor, and the renowned author of “Stop Being The Best Kept Secret”.  A book on how to excel in ecommerce strategies.  Curt is an eCommerce evangelist for manufacturers and the perfect person to help us understand the perks of business and eCommerce for manufacturing businesses.  In his work, he has helps many e-commerce business to grow and flourish in their own way.

 

Check out the Blog post here: Manufacturing eCommerce Sales

 

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