Michael and Kathryn talk with company culture expert, Brett Putter, about the 6 mechanisms for growing a stronger culture. Your company's culture will take on a life of its own if you don't intentionally help shape it... So if you need help overcoming a dysfunctional work culture be sure to give this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn discuss how to achieve peace of mind in your business. It may seem unattainable at first, but there is hope! If you've lost your passion, are exhausted, or feel like your business is stuck in a dark valley right now, then this episode is for you!
Michael and Kathryn interview Stacey Brown Randall, business referral coach, on the best way to win referrals. What if the most successful referral strategy had nothing to do with asking... but everything to do with relationships? If you've always operated with the mindset that you constantly have to ask for referrals in order to get them, then this episode is for you.
Michael and Kathryn discuss Angela Duckworth's book, Grit, and why business leaders should be thinking about perseverance. Growing a business is never easy. If you find yourself in constant survival mode, and need some encouragement, give this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn talk to SEO expert and entrepreneur, John Vuong, about the importance of search campaigns for bringing businesses more ideal customers. If you've toyed with the idea of optimizing your website to get more leads, but never taken the plunge, then give this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn interview Leadership Coach and Author, John Ramstead, about his new book, On Purpose With Purpose: Discovering How to Live Your Best Life. Find out what true purpose means and why leaders and entrepreneurs need it in order to thrive. If you feel aimless or like your business has plateaued, then give this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn interview Leadership Coach, Jeff Gephart Ed.D, on the definition of good leadership, self-leadership, and intentional change theory. Many business leaders, especially solopreneurs, feel alone and struggle with propelling their business and their personal lives forward. Get pro-level tips on forming healthier personal habits by giving this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn discuss the pros and cons of rapid business growth. Discover how to strategically plan for growth so you can avoid having to close your doors. If you've struggled to wrap your brain around what it could mean for your company to grow too quickly (or not enough), then give this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn discuss the differences between being a true workaholic and being a hard worker. Discover the most common signs of workaholism and what you can do to avoid reaching burnout. If you are in a leadership position, and think you might be slipping from a 'hard work' mindset into 'workaholic' territory, give this episode a listen.
Michael interviews his wife and business partner, Kathryn. Together they unpack the challenges of delegation, employee turnover, and strategic company growth. If you often find yourself getting in your own way when it comes to growing your company, then this episode is for you!
Michael and Kathryn interview ecommerce brand expert, Jordan West, about why self-awareness for leaders is important, regardless of your age or what stage of business you are in. The trio dives into tools on how to become more self-aware and how it effects the way you hire and lead your company. They bring authentic and impactful insight as well as reference many helpful resources. You don’t want to miss it.
Michael and Kathryn interview James Miller, licensed psychotherapist and radio show host, about best thought practices for leaders so you can keep evolving and continue to grow your business. If you want tips on how to become a better communicator, improve your understanding of your employees, and how to overcome self-doubt and imposter syndrome, then give this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn interview business owner and author, Karen Briscoe, about her journey to success. Discover how she leverages 5 minutes each day to overcome challenges and increase productivity. If you feel stuck when it comes to running your business and want simple next steps to take, then give this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn talk about why having fun in your business is one of the best things you can do to improve your bottom line. Discover how fun builds community, trust, and improves employee engagement. If you're skeptical as to how fun can solve business problems, or if you're just curious how to inject a little extra fun into your organization, then give this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn talk about how to hire effectively, to the point where your employees love their work so much they'd essentially work for free. Discover how to grow a team that's actively engaged and produces high quality work so you can save yourself time, energy, and money. If you've struggled with writing accurate job descriptions or have hired poorly in the past, this episode is for you!
Michael and Kathryn discuss how to spot a tyrannical leader in your organization. Discover the difference between Reactive and Creative leadership styles, and how to hire the right managers and employees so you can avoid cultivating a toxic work culture. If you suspect that you, or someone on your team, might have leadership behaviors that are holding your company back, then this episode is for you!
Michael and Kathryn cover how to review and evaluate your 90 Day plan for your business. Looking back on the past 90 days and looking ahead to the coming 90 days will help you grow as a leader and will ultimately encourage your team. If you are feeling a little lost right now and want strategies to help guide your thought processes for the coming year, give this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn interview Bobby Albert, author and leadership coach, about his secrets to building a company culture that fuels business growth. Get tips on how to lead your employees in a way that will simultaneously create buy-in and increase your profits. If you're wondering how to improve your leadership and inspire your team, then this episode is for you!
Michael and Kathryn discuss and debate the definition of the word, Entrepreneur. This particular fuzzy term gets kicked around a lot in the business world, so if you aren't sure you'd call yourself an entrepreneur or think it might just be a personality type, then give this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn talk about how easy it is for business leaders to get stuck in a rut, and tips for getting unstuck. If you feel like 2020 had you spinning your wheels and you want to get back on the road to achieving your goals, then give this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn talk about entrepreneurial seizures and what to do after you've had one. People start businesses for many reasons, but might not have the 3 things in place needed to beat the business failure rate: A clear vision, a holistic business model, and good leadership. If you started your business but now feel like you may have gotten in over your head, this episode is for you!
Michael and Kathryn talk about why business leaders should invest in their employees and how this will ultimately transform morale, improve retention, and increase profit. If you've ever struggled with prioritizing company culture, especially if you feel too busy or your budget is tight, then this episode is for you.
Michael and Kathryn talk about a recent trip to Waco, Texas, and how it inspires them in their pursuit of their BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal). If you're feeling unmotivated when it comes to your entrepreneurial dreams and need some encouragement today, give this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn talk about the 2 main characteristics of a good leader: being self-defined and being a non-anxious presence. Business leaders will always impact those around them (negatively or positively), so find out if your current behavior fits the definition of good leadership by giving this episode a listen.
Michael and Kathryn talk about why it's so difficult for business leaders to handle growing complexity (especially in 2020). Find out what Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity have to do with your business amidst local and global change by giving this episode a listen.