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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 29, 2017

126 Your Corporate Podcast - Clear, Concise & Consistent Messaging

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/corporate-podcast/

 

Does your company treat you in the same way you’re expected to treat a customer? Many companies don’t remember that their employees are their best customers. When employees feel valued and enjoy coming to work each day, they will serve your clients, and customers better. Laurie Guest, a previous guest, is turning the show around on host Julie Ann Sullivan and talking about “Your Corporate Podcast.”  

Your Corporate Podcast was created to engage, inform and celebrate organizations. The focus is to use the podcast, created specifically for your organization, to connect with clear concise and consistent messaging.  It is useful for remote workers, or when an organization gets too big for one-on-one relationships.   With this podcast, your employees can learn more about the organization, its purpose and those you serve.   

You’ll discover:

  • The importance of marketing yourself and the changes that you want within your organization
  • Why the proper engagement is necessary for business growth
  • How engaging, informing and celebrating your organization means growth
  • Why marketing to employees is just as important as marketing to customers

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

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Connect with Laurie Guest on LinkedIn

Connect with Julie Ann Sullivan on LinkedIn

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Nov 22, 2017

If you were asked, would you be able to recite your company’s values? Does your company have explicit values?

Today’s guest is Mary Thompson, Chief Operating Officer of the Dwyer Group, which has been in operation since 198. Mary will share the Dwyer Group’s company values and the importance of having them.  At company meetings, employees are encouraged to recite the company’s code of values, with heart.  The employee receives a certificate and $50 gift card.  Why?  The Dwyer group understand the necessity of repetition and reinforcement to allow these values to become a part of the fabric of their company. The main principles of their code of values is the idea of living “R.I.C.H.” with respect, integrity, customer focus and having fun. The Dwyer Group has many well-known service companies under its umbrella such as; Mr. Rooter, Mr. Handyman, Molly Maid and Aire Serv.

Mary Thompson served as the President of Mr. Rooter for nine years, and as the executive vice-president of the Dwyer Group before her appointment as the COO.

More information about Mary Thompson: following her first year as president of Mr. Rooter she was selected as one of 2007s Editor’s Choice Executives. Mary has won and been recognized by many awards and accolades since then. Mary also served as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years.

You’ll discover:

  • The benefits of going over company values often and instilling their meanings.
  • The importance of expanding your knowledge.
  • Why leading by example benefits the whole business.
  • How the Dwyer Group has maintained being at the forefront of franchise-based businesses for other 30 years.
  • Why belonging is more important than fitting in.

 

Interview Links & Other Resources

Visit the Dwyer Group

Follow Mary Thompson on Twitter

Follow the Dwyer Group on Twitter

Connect with Mary Thompson on LinkedIn

Connect with the Dwyer Group on LinkedIn

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Nov 15, 2017

124 Kernels of Truth Through Communication with Evan Hackel

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/evan-hackel/


Summary

When was the last time you communicated with someone and truly used the skills necessary to create the art of communication?

Today’s guest Evan Hackel creator of Ingaging Leadership and the author of Ingaging Leadership is here to talk with us about the importance of proper communication. When having a conversation with someone whether in your business or personal life, do you listen for the ‘kernel of truth’? More than likely not. Many of us hear what someone is saying and then move on. Truly listening to what the truth is in someone’s message has changed the way Evan has managed his businesses.

Evan Hackel is a businessman successfully starting and running more than 10 companies. Evan would go on to bring one of those companies back from bankruptcy to then exceed $2 billion in sales in only four years.

More information about Evan Hackel: Evan is recognized as a thought leader, speaker and successful author on leadership. Evan has appeared on a few podcasts and has also been interviewed by several magazines such as; Entrepreneur and Franchising World.


You’ll discover:

 

  • The benefits of really listening for the truth.

 

  • The importance of being unconscious and competent.
  • Why you should only focus on one thing at a time.
  • The power of ideas within conversations.
  • Why successful communication is a necessary skill in your business and personal life.

Interview Links & Other Resources

Visit Ingage Consulting

Follow Ingage Consulting on Twitter

Follow Evan Hackel on Twitter

Follow Evan Hackel on Facebook

Connect with Evan Hackel on LinkedIn

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Nov 8, 2017

Waffle Wednesday anybody?

Today’s guest, Jonathan Erwin, CEO and Founder of Red e App, makes sure that his employees are excited, enthusiastic and a great fit for his company. He also makes sure there are waffles on Wednesday’s. Productivity is a big priority at Red e App and Jonathan is focusing on connecting and engaging with all employees.  This includes those that have a company email address and those without.

Red e App provides communication solutions, streamline feedback and engages the whole company.

More information about Jonathan Erwin: Jonathan had more than 20 years in sales, marketing and executive roles when he made the decision to create Red e App in 2011. Jonathan is passionate about communication that is both inspiring and engaging.

 

 

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Nov 1, 2017

122 Being Accountable in Your Life with Sam Silverstein

URL: http://julieannsullivan.com/sam-silverstien/


Summary

Are you keeping yourself accountable in your professional and personal life?

Today’s guest Sam Silverstein states in his biography that he is dedicated to empowering clients to live accountable lives to create an accountable world. He wants clients to focus on what you can do for other people as opposed to what they can do for you. From there you will find ways to better serve in your professional world. Sam knows that we connect through our values and brings this to the forefront of his talks.    

Sam Silverstein is the author of several books about accountability in both a personal and business world setting. He is the founder of The Accountability Movement and has created an app that is available for download below. Sam has appeared on multiple news outlets to talk about accountability and his clients include First National Bank, Kraft Foods, and Pfizer Inc. to name a few.

More information about Sam Silverstein: Sam was Past President of the National Speakers Association. Throughout his career, Sam’s manufacturing and distribution companies have sold over $100 million in products and services. Sam is dedicated to creating an organizational culture that makes accountability a priority.

You’ll discover:

 

  • The importance of valuing everyone around you.
  • That helping your employees grow will, in turn, help you grow.
  • Why serving others and volunteering is beneficial to you and your employees.
  • The benefits of being a conversationalist.

 

  • The necessity of non-negotiable values.
  • How to figure the right tricks and tips to find the people that will want you to succeed.

Interview Links & Other Resources

Visit Sam Silverstein

Download the Sam Silverstein App

Follow Sam Silverstein on Twitter

Follow Sam Silverstein on Facebook

Connect with Sam Silverstein on LinkedIn

Check out Sam Silverstein’s book Non-Negotiable

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