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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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Jul 26, 2017

108 Just Be Nice - Josh Jones

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/just-be-nice/

 

It can be discouraging to think about all the massive problems in the world today. How can one person possibly make a difference? Our guest today reveals an answer you might not expect.

I’m excited to speak with my friend Josh Jones.  He believes that the key to massive and extraordinary change exists in the world right now. There are more than enough resources and goodwill to make a huge dent in the problems of today.  These affect humans, animals, and the environment every day. What we need is coordinated, collaborative, and concentrated effort. Josh’s goal is to help individuals and organizations make ordinary changes that contribute to extraordinary positive change in the world. He shares how he is doing this through the Just Be Nice Project, and how you can practice these principles too.  

Josh’s bio: Josh Reid Jones is the founder of the JBNProject, which aims to move people to an equality of opportunity through three core streams: housing, employment, and mental health. The JBNProject has been designed to amplify good will by utilizing the skills, infrastructure, even geographical location of existing businesses for maximum scale and impact. By bringing together existing businesses with the most effective, transparent, and efficient charitable organizations, the JBNProject drives complete outcomes across housing, employment, and mental health by creating a collaborative environment to deliver lasting change.

You’ll discover:

  • Why Josh describes his superpower as the ability to understand problems that people have without being burdened with sentiment.
  • The benefits Josh has seen from using his superpower.
  • The habits Josh has implemented in his life to have better conversations and help society as a whole.
  • Why it’s important to pay attention to other points of view.
  • How the Just Be Nice Project is managing impact for people and organizations.
  • The first steps to practicing “Just Be Nice” principles in your life or organization.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

JoshReidJones.com

Josh’s Blog/Vlog

Josh’s Podcast

Follow Josh on Twitter Use hashtag #JBNProject

Connect with Josh on Facebook

Connect with Josh on LinkedIn

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Jul 19, 2017

107 Learning to Set Boundaries - The Pat Iyer Group

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/learning-boundaries/

 

As a business leader, what type of relationship should you have with your team members? Are they friends with whom you have a warm personal relationship? Or are they employees whom you keep at a distance? How do you learn to set proper boundaries?

Our guest today helps us find some answers. I’m thrilled to be talking with my new friend, Pat Iyer.  Pat has a medical background and is also an author, expert witness and coach. For 26 years, she ran a small business that was focused on helping attorneys with cases involving medical issues. When she sold the company in 2015, she had over 200 expert witnesses under contract. In our conversation, Pat shares lessons about business, accountability, and learning to set healthy boundaries in the workplace.

Pat’s bio: Pat Iyer MSN RN LNCC is a medical liability expert, professional speaker, author and coach. She works with healthcare providers who want to reduce risks and improve patient safety. LNCC is the certification granted by the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.  It is the only legal nurse consulting certification which meets the standards of the American Board of Nursing Specialties. It is awarded to experienced legal nurse consultants who meet a practice requirement and pass a rigorous exam.


In 1989, Pat established Med League Support Services, an independent legal nurse consulting firm. As a result of reviewing thousands of medical records and talking with attorneys about thousands of cases, she developed her expertise in the concepts of medical liability and patient safety: from the labor and delivery to the nursing home, from the emergency department to the ICU, from the outpatient surgery center to the dialysis center, and everywhere in between.

You’ll discover:

  • How Pat’s medical background prepared her to lead a growing business.
  • Pat’s method for increasing accountability in her business
  • How Pat helps team members learn from their mistakes.
  • The difference between learning and blaming.
  • How sending gift packages made a huge difference in Pat’s business.
  • How a difficult employee taught Pat about setting boundaries

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

PatIyer.com
EditingMyBook.com (Ghostwriting and developmental editing)

PatIyer.com/Shop (Pat’s videos)

Follow Pat on Twitter
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Jul 12, 2017

106 Becoming a Dynamic Communicator - Jill Schiefelbein

 URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/dynamic-communication/

 

If you want to be an effective communicator in today’s world, you must do more than just produce content. You must also learn to leverage and repurpose your content in order to reach more people. Our guest today shows us how to do this effectively.

I’m excited to be speaking with the amazing Jill Schiefelbein. She is a fellow colleague from the National Speakers Association and is known as the Dynamic Communicator. Jill helps us see why it’s vital to share your content on various platforms with multiple audiences. You’ll be inspired to take your business and communication to the next level.

Jill’s bio: Jill Schiefelbein is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and recovering academic. She taught business communication at Arizona State University for eleven years before venturing into entrepreneurship. Jill’s business, The Dynamic Communicator®, helps organizations increase sales and create consumer advocates. Jill runs the Dynamic Accelerator program, helping solo- and micro-entrepreneurs accelerate business growth. Her latest book, Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business hit stores March 2017.

You’ll discover:

  • The benefits of leveraging and repurposing your content.
  • Why you must have an unshakable confidence in your content.
  • How Jill uses Post-It notes to help her be more focused and productive.
  • The importance of developing your own style of connecting with your audience instead of blindly following everyone else’s strategies.
  • How to repurpose your content on different channels, mediums, and platforms.
  • Why you should learn what questions your potential customers are asking, then provide quality answers to those questions.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

TheDynamicCommunicator.com

DynamicCommunicationBook.com

Jill’s articles on Entrepreneur.com

Follow Jill on Twitter

Connect with Jill on Facebook

Connect with Jill on LinkedIn

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Jul 5, 2017

105 Creating a Culture of Trust - TiER1

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/creating-trust/


Summary

What is the measure of a great company? Is it profits? Size? The number of worldwide locations? While all of those can be significant, one measure of a great company is the level of trust within the organization.

Today I’m speaking with Greg Harmeyer, CEO of TiER1 Performance. TiER1 is an award-winning business that works with organizations on their strategic evolution, talent development, and change. In other words, they’re all about creating value. I first heard about TiER1’s innovative ideas as Lead Judge for the Engaging Pittsburgh awards. I also had the opportunity to hear one of their trainers speak on a subject that is vital in my speaking business as well: strategic change. On this episode, you’ll hear Greg’s innovative ideas for taking your organization to the next level by creating a culture of trust and engagement.

Greg’s bio: Now in his 15th year of business, Greg leads TiER1 Performance in crafting and delivering engaging, people-centered business solutions that help great companies achieve lasting results. TiER1 is a high-touch boutique consulting firm working to improve the performance of organizations through the performance of people to build a better world. A one-stop-shop for performance, TiER1 combines the talents of creative, technology, communications, learning, change management, and project management consultants to design and deliver innovative, people-centric solutions. The company’s clients include Procter & Gamble, FedEx, PPG, Macy's, Harley Davidson, Delta Airlines and over 200 other marquee organizations.

 

You’ll discover:

  • How Greg increases employee engagement at TiER1.
  • The first step to building trust within your organization.
  • The benefits of having an employee-owned company.
  • Why “work-life balance” is an oxymoron.
  • The processes Greg uses to build trust and connectivity in the company.
  • The benefits of developing a culture of trust and openness.
  • Greg’s advice for those starting a new business.
  • Why companies should view employees as clients.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

TiER1Performance.com
Follow TiER1 on Twitter

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