Katherine Wells is the Founder and CEO of Serenity Engage. The inception of Serenity Engage came at a difficult time when her mother, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, needed additional care and her father, who had type II diabetes, leaned on Katherine for care. Working full time, with a family of her own, and trying to care for her parents, Katherine eventually made the decision to find long term care for her parents. She quickly experienced the massive communication gaps between herself and the senior care staff, which hindered the quality of care that was provided. It was then that she decided to borrow some concepts from the corporate world and make them domain-specific for the complex senior care industry. In this episode, Katherine tells Matt about her journey and how families and care providers can begin to connect and collaborate to improve the care of loved ones.
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Today’s guest is a business owner in the survivalist industry and an author of a new book called, “The Turnaround Gift.” His company, Survival Frog, provides information about emergency preparedness as well as a source for survival and outdoor gear (for times like the present COVID-19 pandemic). Several years ago, the survivalist industry experienced a downturn in sales and he had to quickly adapt to the changes. During this time, he learned invaluable lessons about how to make quick strategic decisions, scrutinize every area of operations to improve efficiency, as well as how to remain objective during a time when emotions are running high. And he came out on the other side of the downturn, confident that his company is able to weather any storm, economic or otherwise. Listen as Byron Walker, Founder and CEO of Survival Frog, outlines several suggestions for entrepreneurs currently struck with a massive downturn in business due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This week’s amazing guest is Leslie Jones, CEO and Founder of SpiralMethod. As an executive coach for over 25 years, Leslie has worked with major corporations such as Starbucks, Microsoft, Accenture, Comcast, and small to mid-sized businesses, CEOs and C-suite teams across the World. Leslie helps leaders of leaders learn new ways to create, communicate, understand and collaborate. She is on a mission to end the “disconnection gap” that suppresses innovation, productivity and engagement in groups, families, communities and companies. Her company, SpiralMethod, offers a holistic leadership training ecosystem for communities and companies. This system rapidly clears space for deep collaboration that produces extraordinary results; accessing and cultivating the wisdom of the people, especially at a time when we need it most. Listen as Leslie tells us more! And for additional information about the SpiralMethod, visit www.spiralmethod.com.
Meet Steve Jenkins, CEO and Co-Founder of 3CO. To comprehend what he and his business partner do, you first have to understand what augmented reality is. Simply put, augmented reality is the integration of the real world and computer-generated sensory information. 3CO uses 3D scanners and augmented reality technology to help businesses digitize their inventory and virtually install anything from the inventory into your smartphone camera viewfinder. From there, the applications are endless! Listen as Steve tells us more about 3CO and how their augmented reality technology works!
Listen to our recent interview with Mary Grothe, CEO of SalesBQ®. In this episode, Mary describes how she began her career at Paychex, a national payroll company. Her wildly successful sales process stunned corporate headquarters and they wanted to learn more from her! After a few years with Paychex, she “caught the entrepreneurial bug” and founded her very own sales company, Butterfly Creative. In 3 years at Butterfly Creative, the company raised revenue for every one of its clients. However, Mary describes to us some of the hurdles along the way that were important learning experiences for her. As a more seasoned entrepreneur in 2017, she relaunched her company, calling it SalesBQ®. Listen as Mary shares how SalesBQ® has tripled its revenue year-over-year since the relaunch and has become a top-level consultant, coach, and trainer for the clients it serves! Her entire journey will surely wow and inspire you!
For Dave Hieb, being an entrepreneur was as natural to him as breathing air. After graduating from CU, he founded an Internet services company which was merged with 5 other companies and went public in 4 years’ time. He then became involved with one of the earliest tech incubators in Colorado, running the angel investor group. After this, Dave spent 11 successful years as an investment banker, helping companies with his knowledge of raising capital and M&A transactions. As one last entrepreneurial effort, Dave decided he would like to build one more company. Listen to Dave describe exactly what happened to spur the concept for his new business. And in 3 short years, the revenue from his new company has blown away even his own seasoned projections.
Clove & Twine. It’s not a promotional product company that pumps out swag with client logos on them for the cheapest possible price and for the sole purpose of saturating a large group of people with brand visibility. It’s remarkable and branded gifts that people actually love. It’s as simple as that. Classy. Classic. Remarkable. Professional. These sophisticated products with a company’s logo are treasured gifts for valued clients, employees, club members, etc. In this episode, Dave tells us all about Clove & Twine and lists some of the reasons why the company has been so successful, so quickly. And for additional information about Clove & Twine, check out www.cloveandtwine.com.
Stacy Taubman is driven by one thing: helping people achieve. She is especially passionate about empowering teen girls, women and minorities. For more than a decade, she worked in secondary education as a math teacher, but a tragedy involving a student became a tipping point for Stacy to take her natural aptitude for leadership in a drastically different direction. In 2017, she founded RISE Collaborative - a community and workspace for all women to grow and achieve. RISE isn't just for start-ups or entrepreneurs, but also for women who work in corporate environments, small businesses, and nonprofits. Additionally, it's a place where teen girls can do homework, receive mentoring and surround themselves with inspiring female role models. With weekly events designed for members to learn and inspire professional development, RISE Collaborative has quickly grown in both Denver and St. Louis. In this interview, find out more about Stacy’s journey and the enterprise she has built.