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Businesses that Care Podcast (formerly Mere Mortals Unite)

Mere Mortals Unite (MMU) and Businesses that Care (BTC) are two distinct series in this podcast. BTC is focused on building a business culture that allows your business to recruit and retain good talent. Our guests share ideas that work, to create a culture of engagement. On previous episodes of MMU we share superpowers that everyone has although they may not have discovered them yet, or forgotten them or given them away. Take them back, increase their use in your life. provides skills and techniques so you can discover your superpowers. The result is an increase in success and joy in your life and the lives of those that surround you. Let’s change the world one person at a time, starting with you!
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Nov 30, 2016

adulting, humor, laughter, enthusiasm

 

Episode Title: Find the Lighter Side of Life - Jason Kotecki

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/find-lighter-side-life-jason-kotecki/

 

Do you need more child-like play and curiosity in your life? Do you fall into the trap of taking life much too seriously? (We’re calling it “adult-itis.”)

Jason Kotecki is a professional reminder-er and permission-granter who moonlights as a speaker, author, and artist. He loves reminding people how to fight “adult-itis” and to find the lighter side of life. Doesn’t that sound enlightening? Join us!

Jason’s Bio:  Jason Kotecki is a professional reminder-er and permission granter who moonlights as an artist, author and speaker. He enjoys Star Wars, soft t-shirts, and brand new tubes of paint. He and his wife Kim (a former kindergarten teacher) have made it their mission in life to help people break free from Adultitis to build better lives, businesses and teams. Jason works with organizations to beat burnout and become more innovative by breaking rules that don’t exist.

 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Jason’s super power: tinkering
  • What tinkering is and how it can transform your life
  • How tinkering uncovers unexpected paths and amazing things
  • Drawbacks to a business plan
  • How tinkering fosters child-like curiosity and wonder
  • Stories of tinkering
  • Jason’s year-long Tinker Project for 2016: 100 new pieces of artwork
  • Small steps you can take to make changes NOW! (Jason shares examples!)
  • Permission to stretch yourself without fear
  • Jason’s work as professional reminder-er and permission granter
 
 
 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

www.escapeadulthood.com

 

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Nov 23, 2016

passion, enthusiasm, motivation, passionate

 

Episode Title: How to Build Passionate Enthusiasm - Pegine Echevarria

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/build-passionate-enthusiasm-pegine-echevarria

 

How is your enthusiasm? Is it passionate and powerful? Listen in today as Pegine Echevarria gives tips on building your own enthusiasm and giving it to the world; you’ll leave feeling refreshed and renewed.

Pegine is a motivational speaker, coach, consultant, and author. And, let’s be real--don’t we all need more passionate enthusiasm in our lives? While it may be cool to be unenthusiastic and apathetic, it’s absolutely refreshing to see passionate enthusiasm on display.  Join us to learn how!

Pegine’s Bio: Pegine Echevarria, MSW, CSP is a business woman and keynote speaker on leadership, business and success. She is quoted in Forbes Magazine, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Her company Team Pegine was named the #3 of the 50 Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies. Macy’s and Minority Business Enterprise Magazine named her one of 3 women who rock in business in the US. She is the only Latina and of 8 women inducted in the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame. Her books include “Sometimes You Need to Kick Your Own Butt“.

 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Pegine’s super power: passionate enthusiasm
  • How her super power makes a difference in influence, engagement, and success
  • How we are always influencing our relationships
  • How passionate enthusiasm affects networking
  • Why passionate enthusiasm is like a wave that goes out and comes back
  • Own your power—whatever it is
  • Cherishing your gift
  • How to handle tough times with passionate enthusiasm
  • How to use daily rituals to be ready
  • Pegine’s daily rituals
  • How to use chants and songs for motivation
  • Small steps YOU can take TODAY to increase your passionate enthusiasm
 
 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

www.Pegine.com

 

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Sometimes You Need to Kick Your Own Butt - Pegine's Book

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Pigeon's Power Poem

 

Team Pegine: Women's Executive Leadership

 

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Nov 16, 2016

message, communication, messaging, simplification

 

Episode Title: Simplify Your Message for Successful Communication - David Friedman

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/simplify-message-successful-communication-david-friedman

 

Have you given much thought to the way we communicate? If what we say or write isn’t understood, then what does it accomplish? My guest today can help!

David Friedman is the author of Fundamentally Different. He runs High Performing Culture, which helps CEO’s be more intentional in their communication and simplification skills. He’s here to teach us about communication skills and how simplification might just be the key to getting your message across. Join us for this exciting episode! You won't want to miss it!

 

David’s Bio: David Friedman is the Founder and CEO of High Performing Culture, LLC (HPC). His company helps organizations to create, drive, and maintain high performing cultures, with a proven system that’s straightforward, practical, and easy to use. In the last 4 years alone, he’s led more than 200 workshops for more than 2500 CEOs. He also serves as a consultant to dozens of companies around the country.

 
 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • David’s superpower: the ability to simplify complex topics so people can understand and use them
  • Why do we communicate? To be understood
  • How David tries to make things simple
  • How to be better at simplification:
    • Look at the world from another perspective
    • Give information and explain how to “file” it
  • The curse of knowledge (from Lee LeFever’s book)
  • Taking the big picture view
  • Rituals that can increase our simplification
  • Why you need an intense awareness of how you communicate through writing and speaking
  • How to use clear communication to build trust and increase sales
 
 
 
 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

www.highperformingculture.com

 

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Fundamentally Different - David's Book

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David's Article on Culture By Design

 

David Recommends: The Art of Explanation

 

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Nov 9, 2016

humor, funny, comedy, humorist

 

Episode Title: Seeing Funny or Being Funny, It's Your Choice - Karyn Buxman

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/seeing-funny-being-funny-choice-karyn-buxman

 

Are you a humorous person? Do you see the world through the lens of humor? My guest today explains why “seeing funny” is more important than “being funny.”

I’m thrilled to introduce you to my good friend and mentor, Karyn Buxman. She’s an international speaker, author, and neuro-humorist who enhances the lives of leaders of many industries with her education, entertainment, and inspiration. She has over 25 years’ experience in researching the effects of humor on physical and mental health. Perhaps most importantly, she never fails to make me smile! Join us!

 

Karyn’s Bio: Karyn Buxman, CSP, CPAE is a highly successful speaker, author and neurohumorist (find out what the heck that means!). While her classmates were dissecting frogs, Karyn was dissecting humor. Her mission in life is to improve global health and business through laughter and to heal the humor impaired.

 
 
 
 

You’ll discover:

 
  • Karyn’s superpower? (Did you guess it?) HUMOR!
  • How humor helps with resilience, communication, and engagement
  • Why few people are strategic and proactive about humor
  • Physiological and psychological benefits of humor
  • Prominent researchers and their findings about humor’s effect on the immune system and the cardiovascular system
  • How humor in business increases likability, trust, and leadership
  • Why humor can be a tool or a weapon
  • Misconceptions about using humor
  • Why humor is much more than laughing and telling jokes
  • Negative ways that people use humor—like bullying
  • Positive, proactive, and constructive humor
  • Your sense of humor CAN be developed—Learn to use it!
  • How humor helped with Karyn’s personal experience with her son’s illness
  • The consistency of humor on a daily basis
  • Do you have a “humor buddy”?
 
 
 
 
 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

Levity Works

 

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Lead with Levity - Karen's Book

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Karyn's best posts on LInkedIn

 

Karyn Recommends: Anatomy of an Illness

 

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Nov 2, 2016

Sully, miracle on the hudson, focus, results, outcomes, accomplishment

 

Episode Title: Focus Gets You What You Want - Dave Sanderson

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/focus-want-dave-sanderson

 

Have you seen the movie Sully? If you haven’t, perhaps you’re familiar with the story of The Miracle on the Hudson from January 15, 2009. It’s the unique story of an airbus landing safely on the Hudson River with no fatalities, thanks to the quick-thinking determination of the plane’s crew.

My guest today is Dave Sanderson, who was a firsthand witness to this amazing story. He was one of the last passengers to evacuate the plane as it stayed afloat in the icy river. Dave’s super power is what allowed him to have laser vision on the outcome he was looking for in this challenge that could have ended very differently. You don’t want to miss this conversation with Dave!

 

Dave’s Bio: He was a top sales producer in every company he worked for and on January 15th 2009 was on a business trip he had made hundreds of times before. Like all of us when we travel, especially on business, things are often routine and we take things for granted. Then out of the blue something happens that changes what was once routine to a day that changes your life. 

When a bird strike hit US Airways Flight 1549, there was no choice for the crew but to ditch the plane into the Hudson River. Thinking only of helping others in the crisis, our speaker became the last person off of the back of the plane that day, and was largely responsible for making sure so many others made it out safely. 

In what has become known as "The Miracle on the Hudson," he shares the lessons of that day with audiences around the world and shows you how leadership, resourcefulness and managing your mind in a crisis, anyone can step up and overcome their own “personal plane crash.”

 
 
 
 
 

You’ll discover:

 
  • Dave’s super power: FOCUS
  • How Dave’s 30-year sales career evolved into entrepreneurship
  • From Dave’s work with Tony Robbins, how to manage your state of mind
  • Reliving the FOCUS of The Miracle on the Hudson
  • The benefits of associating and disassociating quickly
  • Dave’s daily activities to improve focus: working out and reading
  • Actionable steps to improve focus:
    • Move your body
    • Learn the power of disassociating
    • Focus on the MOMENT
  • The myth of multitasking
  • The benefits of compartmentalizing
  • “Get back on the horse!”
  • The movie: Sully
  • Dave’s book, Moments Matter, and how it came to be
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Interview Links & Other Resources

 

davesandersonspeaks.com

 

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Moments Matter - Dave’s Book

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Dave's blog post about Podcast Movement

 

Dave's Article about the movie Sully

 

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