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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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Sep 27, 2017

117 Exploring Professional and Personal Values with Mike Domitrz

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/mike-domitrz/


Summary

When was the last time that you acted on an ah-ha moment in your life?

Today’s guest did so in 1989, after he became the brother of a rape survivor. He knew he needed to change the culture of consent and respect within communities and the world. I’m speaking with Mike Domitrz as he dives into why it is important to place these values on consent. He believes in respect in both your personal and professional life. Mike comments on values and understanding your abilities, “if you’re not working on something that is your unique ability, is it really worth your while?”

Mike Domitrz with the Date Safe Project, has been educating and inspiring individuals for over a decade using humor and emotion to discuss consent and why “asking first” will make a difference. Mike is one of the leading experts for transforming our sexual culture to make sure that consent and respect are at the forefront.  

More information about Mike Domitrz: Mike has written a book called “Can I Kiss You?” and is the founder and Executive Director of the Date Safe Project. This project provides a better understanding to audiences around the world regarding consent. Mike is also the host of the podcast, The Everyday Mindfulness Show. The show engages audiences in thought-provoking conversations which will bring value to all aspects of your life.

 

You’ll discover:

  • The benefits of understanding what you’re here to do.
  • That delegation is key when you understand your abilities and team member’s abilities.
  • That “letting go of control” may be the best option for your company and personal success.
  • Why it is necessary to have patience when growth and changes are abounding in your business.
  • How to reduce stress and improve your professional values by focusing on one goal at a time.
  • Knowing your skill-set is your most important asset.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

DateSafeProject.org

Follow Date Safe on Twitter

Follow Everyday Mindfulness on Twitter

Date Safe on Facebook

Check out the Everyday Mindfulness Podcast

Connect with Mike Domitrz on LinkedIn

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Sep 20, 2017

116 Millennials’ and a Successful Company Culture- Just Media

URL:  http://www.julieannsullivan.com/just-media/

 

Summary

How do you turn Millennials’ into the best employees? You understand that horizontal thinking is more valuable than vertical thinking.  In today’s workplace environment, it is the best way to foster growth, happiness and satisfied employees.  

Today I’m talking with two millennials, Sean Brennan and Hillary Freeman from Just Media. The President of the Company, Dick Reed, believes talking with would provide the best showcase of the company. Just Media has found that millennials are the key to their company’s success in transcending their markets. They know they need to foster and enhance a workplace culture that is engaging and creative for their employees to work at their best and stay.

Just Media is one of the Bay Area’s “Top Places to Work. They are a media company that has been operating since 1995.  Originally from London, England, they opened their doors in San Francisco in 1996. Just Media manages all types of media for their clients.

More information about Just Media: Just Media works with some of the largest companies around providing them with innovative campaigns. Their list includes, Intel, WebMD, Toshiba, and Fijitsu. They do not keep themselves only in the technology marketing field, they have expanded into other diverse markets both domestically and internationally. They’re media geeks so you don’t have to be.

 

You’ll discover:

  • How both Sean and Hillary came to Just Media.  
  • How Just Media encourages and engages employees through extracurricular activities.
  • Why having different meeting options through departments matters for collaboration.
  • The importance of cultivating the energy and motivation of Millennials
  • The relationship between employees, involvement and fostering inclusion.  
  • The importance of providing recognition that is deserved.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

JustMedia.com

Follow Just Media on Twitter

Just Media on Facebook

Check out the Just Media Blog

Connect with Just Media on LinkedIn

Connect with Sean Brennan on LinkedIn

Connect with Hillary Freeman on LinkedIn

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Sep 13, 2017

115 Moving from Lack to Abundance - Olga Job

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/olga-job/


Summary

How can I find happiness? That is one of the foundational questions in life. Most people seek out happiness through external means such as status or wealth. But our guest today asks you to think differently. She will help you see that happiness begins with changing yourself.

I’m excited to introduce you to Olga Job, a Certified Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. Olga has a way of thinking and communicating that immediately lifts you to a higher level. She reveals how to move away from a mentality of lack toward a mentality of abundance. Ironically, it doesn’t start “out there.” It starts “in here” with your own attitude and thinking. She also helps you see the importance of nutrition in your overall success. You’ll come away with a treasure trove of tips and strategies to move toward a truly abundant life.

Olga’s bio: Olga Job is a social entrepreneur who owns a holistic wellness business focusing on helping people learn how to manifest & achieve their potential through meditation, nutrition, and business strategies. She shares her concept of eating in abundance rather than lack and deprivation in her 7-week Lifestyle Awakening Health Coaching Program.

 

You’ll discover:

  • Why health and nutrition are so important to your overall success.
  • The reason happiness begins with your thinking.
  • How negative emotions can help you think more positive.
  • How to create joy and peace by thinking about things that make you happy.
  • Why you must pay attention to color in your food.
  • The importance of traveling with your food.
  • Strategies for moving from a mentality of lack into a mentality of abundance.
  • Why you should focus on what you can add to your nutrition, rather than what you shouldn’t have.
  • The importance of sleeping, breathing, and meditation on your productivity and quality of life.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

OlgaJob.com

Olga’s Blog

Follow Olga on Twitter

Connect with Olga on LinkedIn

Connect with Olga on Facebook

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Sep 6, 2017

114 From Dream to Success - Dave Nelsen

URL: http://www.julieannsullivan.com/dave-nelsen/


Summary

How do you take a dream and make it a reality.  How do you start a company with knowledge and no money and create one of the best companies in Pennsylvania?

Today I’m talking with serial entrepreneur and award-winning speaker, Dave Nelson. We’re going to be exploring a company that Dave started back in 1998 and eventually ended up selling. When I asked Dave what employee engagement means to him, he said, “People passionately pursuing something they believe in while learning from each other, making themselves more valuable professionally (at the company and in their future careers).” You’ll learn how Dave put these words into practice at his company and how you can do it as well.

Dave’s bio: Dave Nelson is President of the Dialog Consulting Group. He speaks to more than 100 Vistage CEO and Key Executive groups each year about 1) Social Media for Business or 2) Doubling Business and Personal Productivity - 49 Apps You Can't Live Without. He also speaks to many industry associations and corporate groups on these topics. Dave was recognized as the Vistage 2010 & 2012 Impact Speaker and 2011 Best Speaker of the Year (#1 rating among 1,500+ speakers.

About Dave’s company: Dialog Consulting Group LLC helps businesses enhance the conversations with their most important internal and external customers using proven social networking, social media, and internet communication tools. Principal Dave Nelsen personally works with more than 500 CEOs (as part of the Vistage International network) every year to help them improve their companies' sales, marketing, and even internal communications.

You’ll discover:

  • The history of Dave’s company, how they attracted top-notch software engineers, and why they won so many awards.
  • Why they established a “ROWE” company--a results-only work environment.
  • Why a leader should focus on motivating, delegating, and empowering rather than providing all the answers.
  • The value of “flipping the pyramid” by seeing the CEO as a person who clears the barriers and gives people the resources to get one what they need to get done.
  • Why Dave’s company paid 30-50% higher salaries than their competition for A-list software engineers.
  • What’s next for Dave.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

Follow Dave on Twitter

Connect with Dave on LinkedIn

Connect with the Dialog Consulting Group on LinkedIn

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