EPISODE 5 • November 30, 2021

Don’t EXPECT what you Don’t INSPECT

We’ve all been there: Business is running along smoothly, and then, all of a sudden – a major problem!
Andrew Cass, provides some great guidance for avoiding this scenario.
His advice, ‘Don’t expect what you don’t inspect’, should always be top of mind:
· when creating processes
· when managing your sales team (he got great tips on HOW to do this)
· when prioritizing what to work on next (this might be the most important thing you do)
Andrew has grown three seven-figure businesses and mentored multiple others, and he finds great pleasure in digging into a business to find small hinges that can create significant changes.
And, if you’re looking for a way to manage ALL of your marketing from ONE central platform – without losing your mind – then his newest venture, Pipeline Pro, (https://gopipelinepro.com/) is going to change your business life!

EPISODE 4 • November 16, 2021

Stewardship is not a Commodity

Not many people in the world understand how to control a benefits plan, let alone bring together all the relevant stakeholders.
Steve Watson is one of them.
CFO, CHRO and friend: I knew Steve was just the guest for our podcast at this time.
I know, I know… Plan decisions have been made and everything is being implemented now – so the timing is PERFECT!
In my experience, employers don’t often take the time to explain healthcare economics to their employees. No doubt many don’t understand it themselves, thanks to our industry hiding those economics for so long – but that’s a discussion for another day.
Nevertheless, if you can design a plan that leverages all the industry's dirty little healthcare secrets to your advantage, you can create an incredible recruitment and retention tool, rather than the morass of a plan you have right now.
And Steve will give you the exact prescription to do it!

EPISODE 3 • November 2, 2021

How to make your Business Agile and Growth Ready

Dr. Dorian Williams: All-state football and track standout to Aerospace Physiologist to local business owner. We talk capacity building, helping team members take risks and why soft skills are the most important ingredient when implementing change.

EPISODE 2 • October 19, 2021

How Stewardship, WOOO, and Joy Promote your Company’s Success

What do Stewardship, WOOO, and Joy have in common? Why Ed Howie, of course! Ed is the CEO of BTY Creative, Founding Partner of Gusto, a philanthropist and spin instructor. He is an industry expert on how to help brands sell more and he is on a mission to inspire 1Million Joys. Tune in for how to inspire your team, your community and how to create WOO not POO. Oh! And learn the most important question to ask when hiring someone!

EPISODE 1 • October 4, 2021

Cracking the Employee Retention Code

Employee Retention is a hot topic lately. Today, we are talking with Will Walker, the second generation CEO at Walker Forge in Milwaukee WI who has cracked the code of employee retention. As he is quick to point out, every business is unique, but when 35% of your workforce is a member of the “Twenty Year Club,” something has gone well. Will shares all their practices for employee retention.

Hey, I'm Allison De Paoli. 

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