Karen Sullivan is a fourth-generation entrepreneur and award-winning designer with a life-long passion for persuasive visual and written communication. She founded Sullivan Solutions nearly 25 years ago to help entrepreneurial companies augment their in-house marketing with expert services that help drive sales further and faster. Their expertise enables clients to develop effective strategies that are built upon their unique strengths and make confident marketing decisions that drive demand for their products and services.Read More
Brian Ahearn is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE. The son of a United States Marine, Brian is an international trainer, TEDx presenter and consultant, he specializes in applying the science of influence in everyday business situations. Brian is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer designation. This specialization was earned directly from Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. – the most cited living social psychologist on the science of ethical influence.Read More
Some businesses are good while others are great. The same goes for leaders. Forbes has an established list where it highlights the best of the best as well as the youngest leaders today. The Forbes 30-under-30 list recognizing the best young entrepreneurs and leaders in business right now. The ability to learn how they harness their leadership skills and drive.Read More
With the extreme labor shortage getting worse every day, employee turnover costs you a fortune. By the time a new employee walks through your workroom door on day one, you’ve already spent $6,500.00 to bring that person in. With today’s worker looking to change jobs on average every 18 months, you’ve got your work cut out for you to keep them – and get some ROI on your personnel investments.
Lisa Ryan has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, training, and sales. She has worked in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and executive recruiting. She is President and Founder of Grategy®, a Cleveland based firm specializing in employee engagement, retention, and recognition using gratitude strategies (Grategies) for personal and professional development.
Lisa’s work experience and research in employee engagement and cultural transformation give her a unique perspective for retaining top talent. An active member of The National Speakers Association, Lisa has been featured in Speaker Magazine as an expert advisor, writes articles for several newsletters and online publications, and speaks regularly for several colleges and universities.Read More
Jim helps organizations turn their everyday business messaging into a consistent business advantage. He guides business professionals, teams, and entire organizations to stand out through better messaging — which in turn produces better customer relationships, stronger brands, and more growth opportunities. Whether his clients need guidance in the form of speaking, consulting, or coaching, Jim…Read More
Shona Elliott is an experienced senior leader who is passionate about helping other senior leaders connect and engage with their greatest assets – their employees – for the purposes of increasing employee retention, employee engagement, and achieving an organization’s strategic goals. As a previous CEO, with fifteen years of senior leadership experience, Shona understands the…Read More
Topics During this interview, Michael and I discuss the following topics: Why coaching is important to leaders What a coaching session looks like How to pick a coach and what to look for in one Expectations from a mentee of a coach How to establish a relationship of trust with your coach Should leaders keep…Read More
Mediocrity is continuing to be more and more accepted while people still expect results from those above them. The acceptance of the “dad bod”, “bad bosses”, and “doing the grind” are just a few examples of the new average. But as leaders we need to be better than the average, for that our teams, organizations,…Read More
Employee safety is being redefined. We write volumes of standard operating procedures about it. We measure it, regulate it, and insure against its risks. In the U.S. alone, organizations funnel billions into creating workplaces and environments in which employees are safe to bring their best talents. But physical safety, and added creature-comfort perks like stocked…Read More
One of the most important questions a leader can ask themselves is: “How do I get my teams, my organization to move faster?” That is the challenge that all leaders face. This challenge grows more intense every day. Lead with Speed is the answer. This problem of speed is often disguised by other symptoms, such…Read More