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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Feb 28, 2018

Sandy Geroux is the President of WOWplace International.  Her focus is creating a workplace where people (not just nameless, faceless employees) love to go because they make a difference. She knows if you want to engage your workforce, you must connect with them on a deeper level and allow them to feel as valued and respected at work as they are at home. Help them see how their daily efforts contribute to the success of not only the organization as a whole, but also (especially important for our younger workers) how they can build a fulfilling career and life for themselves in the process.

You’ll discover:

  • Leader’s blind spots
  • Millennials perspective
  • The importance of opportunity (career path)
  • How to focus on daily practice
  • 5 WOW place rules
    • Safe
    • Respectful
    • Human…not Humanoid
    • Innovative, Creative and Fun
    • Rewarding
  • Knowledge is power only if you share it

For more information about Dov:

Sandy's Website

Sandy on Twitter

Sandy on LInkedIn
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Feb 21, 2018

Ilja Grzeskowitz is an award-winning keynote Speaker who has inspired audiences in eleven different countries on three continents. Today he helps organizations all over the world to create a culture of change.  When he is not writing another bestseller, then he loves to play golf or to enjoy a fine single malt whiskey.

His general rule is to live to lift people up.  Ilja talks about the intention of making people feel better about themselves after interacting with him.  He is an authentically nice person!


You’ll discover:


  • How you impact other lives
  • The importance of being accountable for the words you use
  • The value of the difference you can make
  • How to be more aware of what we do
  • What happens when you as, “What if?”
  • The magic in making one connection at a time
  • The power of consistency

Interview Links & Other Resources


Ilja's Website

Ilja on LinkedIn

Ilja on Twitter

Ilja's Book - Think It  Do It  Change it

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Feb 14, 2018

Jeff McManus has been the Director of Landscape Service at the University of Mississippi for 17 years.  He changed the mindset of his workforce from working for a pension and a paycheck to working for a passion and purpose. Jeff’s a master at empowering each staff member to be a leader. Understanding that all humans either have or strive for the innate elements of Greatness, Resiliency, Opportunity and Wisdom, Jeff developed his GROW-theory into an impactful management and professional development leadership program for his staff.


You’ll discover:

  • The importance of purpose and passion
  • The Grow Theory
  • The use of resiliency to break down organizational silos
  • New definitions of leadership
  • Alternate ideas for growth
  • How to give others the opportunity to lead

For more information about Jeff:

Jeff’s Website

Jeff on LinkedIn

Jeff on Twitter

Jeff’s Book, Growing Weeders into Leaders

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Feb 7, 2018

This is a fun, but serious look at how we sabotage ourselves.  The lack of time to support yourself creates an environment where you can't care for the people you care about.  Bryan Falchuk has an amazing story; he went from being obese and depressed to losing over 100 pounds and running marathons. He's faced the trauma of nearly losing his wife to illness while their young son watched. He's transformed his life and developed an approach to help others do the same that he teaches in his best-selling book "Do a Day: How To Live A Better Life Every Day".  Bryan says, "Don't forget while you are changing‚ to give yourself some time."


You'll discover:


  • You can serve others better when you serve yourself first
  • The value in getting rid of those old messages that you are less than
  • The importance of clarity of purpose, intention and motivation
  • How to light the fire from within
  • Breaking the cycle of mindless doing has great rewards


Remember:  Selflessness without self-care leads to selfishness

Interview Links & Other Resources


Bryan’s website

Bryan on Twitter

Bryan on Facebook

Bryan on LinkedIn

Do A Day Book

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Jan 31, 2018

A 20-year entrepreneur, speaker, & globally recognized growth strategist, Marissa’s lifetime legacy mission is to educate, equip, & empower 100 million entrepreneurs & leaders with the skillsets and mindsets they need to reach their greatest potential.


As CEO of Successful Culture, Marissa helps CEOs master the 3 most critical aspects of business growth: leadership development, strategy formulation & execution, and organizational culture assessment & improvement.


Marissa shares her views on workplace culture including some of her Eight Secrets to a Growth-Driven Culture:

  1. Commitment to a Non=Toxic Environment
  2. Commitment to Fun
  3. Safety Outside of the Comfort Zone
  4. Employee Input for Ideas, Improvements and Direction
  5. Join for One Position; Stay for Another
  6. Continuous Learning
  7. Responsible Flexibility and Work-Life Integration
  8. Empowerment & Accountability


You’ll discover:


  • How to NOT have a toxic environment
  • The importance of knowing that your employer has your back
  • What does it mean to have a “safe” environment?
  • Many ideas on how to create continuing education
  • How to build an advisory board

For more information about Marissa:

Marissa on Twitter

Marissa on LinkedIn

Marissa on Facebook

Book: Built to Scale

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Jan 24, 2018

The best way to describe this episode of Mere Mortals Unite is to share what Steve Craft has to say about himself:

“I like to live in the world of ideas and possibilities, yet I’m always conscious of going beyond ideas and actually implementing them - getting stuff done. I enjoy creating new partnerships, promoting cutting-edge strategies and developing innovative knowledge management systems and technologies. I love discovering original ingenious concepts that make the world a better place.”


You’ll discover:


  • What stops you from acting on your ideas
  • How to create a vision for implementation
  • The idea that it’s never too late
  • The power of persistence and resilience
  • How the experts can keep you down
  • The importance of perspective
  • Steps to “get it done”
    • Imagination
    • Believe in it
    • Put together a plan
    • Invite others that have diverse opinions
    • Create an active team that empowers people


For more information about Steve

Steve Craft on LinkedIn

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Jan 17, 2018

Dõv Baron has been speaking internationally for over 30 years, he’s the man with a finger on the pulse of the evolving world of NextGen leadership. Dov Baron is a master storyteller!
Dõv is the bestselling author of several books, his latest, Fiercely Loyal: How High Performing Companies Develop and Retain Top Talent. Dõv’s international Leadership & Loyalty podcast is ranked the #1 podcast for Fortune 500 Executives Globally.


In this amazing ½ hour, leadership advisor to the UN, Dõv Baron, shares his many years of working with companies and their corporate culture.  He can see the important values necessary for success and the pitfalls that come into all leaders lives.  He constantly reminds us that if you want your people to be engaged, you have to be engaged.  

You’ll discover:


  • The importance of being purpose driven
  • Move beyond your mission statement
  • Perspective = $
  • Vulnerability is strong and powerful
  • Smart leaders openly collaborate


For more information about Dov:

Dov's Website

Dov on LInkedIn

Dov's book, Fiercely Loyal

Dov and Julie Ann on YouTube

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Jan 10, 2018

Phil M Jones is a truly self-made sales performance legend. With nearly 20 years in the sales and retail fields, Phil has made a name for himself across the globe. 

Starting his first business at the tender age of 14 launched a prestigious career that consistently delivers performance far ahead of the curve. On this episode, Phil shares with us how we can make any statement from complex to simple to achieve a higher conversion.  A path to get more of what you want, with an ethical heart of course.


You’ll discover:


  • Better Questions = Better Answers
  • How to increase your power of influence
  • The importance of the “other” person
  • A secret to removing objections
  • Conversations are relationships


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Dec 27, 2017

On this episode, our guest is Michelle Gielan. After a successful career as a national CBS news anchor, Michelle decided to head back to school to receive her Master of Applied Positive Psychology. Michelle was tired of telling people negative news stories.  So,during the height of the recession she focused her interviews on what people can do to foster greater levels of happiness within uncertainty.   


Michelle Gielan is a Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and the Bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness and works with GoodThink.  She works with companies to help realize that small changes and consistency can greatly improve workplace happiness.  She knows through her research that a happier workplace equates to a successful workplace.


More info about GoodThink: GoodThink was created from a curiosity of how happiness and success were linked in the workplace. Michelle and Co-Founder Shawn Achor have worked with many Fortune 500 companies and Universities like Intel and Microsoft, Stanford  and Yale University. Michelle and Shawn are featured professors on Oprah Winfrey’s Happiness course.


You’ll discover:


  • What the links are between happiness and success.
  • Why there are benefits to cultivating a more positive mindset in your business.
  • The importance of moving your team through uncertainty.
  • Why it is all about the words you use with your team and self.
  • How to retrain your brain at any age to create happiness and less stress.  


Interview Links & Other Resources




Check out the Happiness E-Course

Follow Michelle Gielan on Facebook

Follow Michelle Gielan on Twitter

Connect with Michelle Gielan on LinkedIn

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Dec 20, 2017

Today’s guest is Lea Haben Woodford; building an empire and treating her employees like her own children. By no mean is Lea coddling her employees, but she wants the best for them to grow and go off successfully on their own accord. Lea creates job and internship opportunities for students graduating from the ASU’s Walter Cronkite School.


Lea Woodford is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of SmartFem Media Group aimed at educating, empowering and helping women in their careers. Lea is not only helping women, but millennials more specifically and giving them the tools for accountability and understanding boundaries within the workplace.


More info about SmartFem Media Group: SmartFem Media Group can be found on various online outlets, there is a digital magazine and Lea can be seen on her show on the C-Suite Network, SmartFem TV. Lea has a passion as a connector and in her pre- SmartFem work she was a dating coach.


You’ll discover:


  • Why younger employees need to learn boundaries.
  • The benefits of being a “fairy Godmother” to employees.
  • The importance of failure.
  • What it means to let go when it is necessary.
  • How flexibility in your business can help you grow.

Interview Links & Other Resources


Visit SmartFem Media Group

Download Lea’s Book Lead. Share. Empower.

Check out the SmartFem Digital Magazine

Connect with Lea Woodford on Facebook

Connect with Lea Woodford on LinkedIn

Follow Lea Woodford on Twitter
Follow SmartFem Media on Twitter

Watch one of Lea’s SmartFem TV episodes on C-Suite

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Dec 13, 2017

Bernie Swain shares one of the biggest factors in starting and maintaining his business; having empathy for his clients. Trust grew his business to represent the biggest names in politics and the entertainment world.  Presidents, Prime Ministers, Authors, Big Thinkers and TV and Acting celebrities.  


Bernie Swain is the Founder of the Washington Speakers Bureau and author of What Made Me Who I Am. The original idea was encouraged after Alex Haley told Bernie to think of our lives as being libraries and how sometimes they are overflowing with volumes and experiences and they need to be shared. In his book he shares the experiences of different celebrities and cultural icons and how they overcame what was holding them back and had trust in the process and were able to become successful.


More info about the Washington Speakers Bureau: Founded in 1980 by Bernie, his wife Paula Swain and Harry Rhoads Jr. created a bureau that changed how the lecture industry operated. They set new standards and upon making his first deal with a client Bernie never used a signed contract.  All deals were based on trust. Since 1980 Washington Speakers Bureau has represented three presidents and has been a part of over 50,000 events.


You’ll discover:


  • The importance of trust between yourself and your client.
  • Why you need to find people that are good examples in your life.
  • How empathy can open your business up to greater success.
  • That there is a pathway for all of us to find.
  • What makes passion more important than talent.

Interview Links & Other Resources



Visit the Washington Speakers Bureau

Check out Bernie Swain’s book What Made Me Who I am

Follow Bernie Swain on Facebook

Connect with Bernie Swain on LinkedIn
Follow Bernie Swain on Twitter

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Dec 6, 2017

Today we welcome Robert Glazer of Acceleration Partners, an award-winning affiliate marketing agency.  They focus on delivering brand-aligned, customer acquisition programs for the world’s largest brands. Robert started emailing his team members with a leadership theme, quote, tip or article weekly aimed at personal growth. After receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback he shared this concept with other leaders and he now sends Friday Forwards to approximately 17,000 people.


Robert Glazer is the Founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners. Some of the brands Acceleration Partners have worked with are Target, Reebok, and Adidas. Robert is a regular contributor to multiple outlets including Forbes, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post and Success. Robert has also been named one of SmartCEO’s Boston Future 50, and a recipient of the Boston Business Journals “40 under 40” award.


More info about Acceleration Partners: Acceleration Partners is an award- winning affiliate marketing agency. Some of the accolades they have received are 2017 Inc. Best Workplaces, Best Company 2016 from Entrepreneur, Great Place to Work for Women in 2015 and 2016 according to Best Workplaces and Fortune. Acceleration Partners is a global company changing the way businesses succeed one Friday Forward at a time.


You’ll discover:

  • How to reach employees in new and effective ways.
  • Why it’s time to rid your company of the two-weeks’ notice policy.
  • Why right person, right seat, right time is a good company mantra.
  • How performance reviews are a thing of the past.
  • The importance of checking in with employees and getting real time feedback.

Interview Links & Other Resources


Visit Acceleration Partners

Visit Friday Forward

Check out

Check out the Inc. Article about Robert

Download Chapter 1 of Robert’s book Performance Partnerships

Connect with Robert Glazer on LinkedIn

Follow Acceleration Partners on Twitter

Follow Robert Glazer on Twitter

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Nov 29, 2017

126 Your Corporate Podcast - Clear, Concise & Consistent Messaging



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

Visit Laurie Guest

Visit Julie Ann Sullivan

Follow Laurie Guest on Twitter

Follow Julie Ann Sullivan on Twitter

Follow Julie Ann Sullivan on Facebook

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



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.



You’ll discover:

Nov 1, 2017

122 Being Accountable in Your Life with Sam Silverstein



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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Oct 25, 2017

121 Tenacity-The Super Power to Success with Marjorie Brody




Have you ever sat and considered what do you want professionally and what is the path to make that happen?

Today’s guest Marjorie Brody with BRODY Professional Development works with many Fortune 100 and 500 companies. This is one of the first questions she wants to know from her executive-level clients. Early in her career she let the words of an academic advisor determine how she would continue into her professional life.  It turned out that listening to her own self-talk furthered her path to success more efficiently and effectively.

Marjorie Brody with BRODY Professional Development has been in business for over 30 years.  They focus on training, coaching and consulting for clients such as Microsoft, American Express, and Lockheed Martin. Marjorie has created a Solution Arc to better execute change throughout every level of an organization.

More information about Marjorie Brody: Marjorie has won numerous accolades, awards, and honors over her career, such as Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business, induction into the Temple University’s “Women’s Entrepreneurial Hall of Fame,” and labeled a “Women of Distinction” by the Philadelphia Business Journal.


You’ll discover:

  • The power of being tenacious.
  • Why it is important to really consider the path that you need to take
  • Who you should listen to in order to succeed.
  • The importance of truly knowing yourself.
  • The importance of delegation when building you and your business up.
  • Why you need to have your goals outlined.


Interview Links & Other Resources


Follow Marjorie Brody on Twitter

Connect with Marjorie Brody on LinkedIn

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Oct 18, 2017

120 A Workplace Environment -Doing Life Together with Legal Monkeys



How would you respond if a company interviewing you asked if you were, “a shark”?

Today’s guest is Corey Cormier, Team Lead of Legal Monkeys.  He has asked potential employees this question. Why? Corey knows that he and his team have built a successful workplace environment and they do not want a “shark” to come in and disturb it. You spend a large portion of your life at work, more often than not you’re at work with coworkers than at home with family. In order for everyone to succeed and have the best work/home life, you need to create company culture together.

More information about Corey Cormier and Legal Monkeys: Based out of Bryan, Texas, Legal Monkeys has been in operation since 2009. Legal Monkeys collects medical records for law firms around the country specializing with personal injury attorneys.  Legal Monkeys has won Best Places to Work in both 2014 and 2015. In 2015 the company purchased a full city block in Downtown Bryan to make room for growth. The company focuses and believes in creating a work environment that allows their employees to grow professionally and personally.


You’ll discover:

  • What kind of employee is the hardest to let go of if they’re not the right fit.
  • How a workplace environment can influence a business’s success.
  • The benefits of a change in workplace culture.
  • The power of appreciation within your team.
  • How a positive morning huddle can improve the atmosphere of your working environment all day.


Interview Links & Other Resources

Visit Legal Moneys

Friend Legal Monkeys on Facebook

Follow Legal Monkeys on Twitter

Connect with Corey Cormier on LinkedIn

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Oct 11, 2017

119 The Advantage of Resiliency in Your Life with Richard Citrin




When was the last time you considered your resiliency?

Today’s guest Richard Citrin, founder of Citrin Consulting, speaks with us about the power of knowing your own resiliency. He is the author of, The Resilience Advantage. Everyone has stress in life. What you might not realize is that you are hardwired with the resiliency to overcome it.  You have the ability to empower yourself to go beyond stress.

Richard Citrin founded Citrin Consulting after an early career on Wall Street.   There he experienced a poor management style and destructive workplace practices. Richard also came to realize that the typical approach to “managing stress” was flawed.  He saw how many people move into victimhood.  He just he knew there must be a better option to properly manage and address the challenge or adversity and stress within our lives.

More information about Richard Citrin: Richard has been a consultant, entrepreneur and lead in small and large companies alike. Richard is a licensed psychologist and works directly with organizations and corporations alike to help them improve their workplace and ultimately the lives of their employees.


You’ll discover:

  • What happens when you choose to apply resiliency to your stress and not victimhood.
  • A good way to get into a mindful state.
  • The importance of recognizing that poor management and destructive workplaces lead to stressors that can be effectively dealt with.
  • A better way to address challenge, adversity and stress in your life.
  • What happens when you properly manage the stressors in your life both professionally and personally.


Interview Links & Other Resources

Visit Citrin Consulting

Follow Richard Citrin on LinkedIn

Follow Richard Citrin on Twitter

Check out the Citrin Consulting Blog

Check out Richard’s book The Resilience Advantage

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Oct 4, 2017

118 When Your “Witchcraft” is the Best Craft with Tana Greene




Why can’t you do your calling in your current business?

Today’s guest, Tana Greene, was asked this question by her coach when considering leaving her business due to a lack of fulfillment.  What Tana learned was that when you understand who you are and what your values are, your business will align accordingly. In order to make sure that every new employee knows their strengths, which in turn helps the company, Tana requires every employee take the Strength Finder test upon hire.

Tana Greene is the CEO of The Greene Group, operating since 1988.  In 2009 Tana and her husband opened Road Dog Drivers, to provide a matching system of professional truck drivers with motor carriers.  This system is designed to keep assets moving.  They wanted to match professional truck drivers that were able to drive and had unused hours of service to companies using an easy-to-use online platform.

More information about Tana Greene: Tana was interviewed for Inc. Magazine and stated her four values: never settle, have accountability, dare to be different, and see the awesomeness in others. Greene Group has been named as a national 2016 Best Staffing Firms to Work for winner, they have been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s 5,000 Growing Companies in 2007, 2008, 2014, and 2015.


You’ll discover:

● Why it is important to know your “witchcraft” in your business.

● Knowing the importance of culture and value within your company is more important than focusing on the money.

● The best ways to determine who you and what your core values are professionally.

● The importance of having a mentor to look up to in both personal and professional aspects.

● What knowing when it’s not a good fit in business does for your business.


Interview Links & Other Resources

Visit the Greene Group

Follow Tana Greene on Twitter

Follow Road Dog Drivers on Facebook

Connect with Tana Greene on LinkedIn

Check out Tana’s Book Creating a World of Difference

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Sep 27, 2017

117 Exploring Professional and Personal Values with Mike Domitrz



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

Follow Date Safe on Twitter

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Sep 20, 2017

116 Millennials’ and a Successful Company Culture- Just Media




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.


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Sep 13, 2017

115 Moving from Lack to Abundance - Olga Job



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.


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Sep 6, 2017

114 From Dream to Success - Dave Nelsen



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.


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