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Jeff Blackman - Peak Your Profits


Jeff Blackman is a Hall of Fame Speaker and Best Selling Author of "Peak Your Profits". He's also an award-winning Business Growth specialist, and in this interview he shares great insights and tips into how you can lead your employees through tough times.



Corey Udkoff - Is Relocation in Your Future?


A lot is being discussed these days about "right-sizing" office space to deal with some of the changing  trends. Corey has a lot of thoughtful insights and suggestions that you will find interesting in this interview!

Elizabeth Mower - Business Owner Exit Planning Trends During COVID-19


In the field of Exit Planning for business owners, the original organization focused on this topic is a company called BEI. For the last 25 or 30 years, BEI has been training professional advisors to do comprehensive and customized planning for business clients, and then equipping those advisors with software and tools to manage each client's Exit Planning journey.

Today I'm joined by the President of BEI, Elizabeth Mower. Elizabeth leads BEI in fulfilling its mission to help business owners benefit from their life's work, and she's joining us today to talk about what she sees happening right now in terms of owners of closely held businesses creating plans for the future. Elizabeth spent the first phase of her career working directly with business clients, but for the last 15 years or so, she has been dedicated to helping advisor deliver better outcomes to their clients.

In this interview we discuss the answers to these questions:


Are business owners doing more or less planning for the future during the COVID-19 pandemic?

What would you say are the ways that the current situation for owners is the same as it was during the Great Recession, and in what ways are things different today?

A lot of business owners are more busy and more stressed out these days, and if we assume that's true regardless of geography and industry, are you seeing any trends or bright spots that would help a business owner take steps today that move them toward whatever it is they want the future to look like?


BEI has a massive amount of content for both business owners and their advisors available for free at BEI's website, which is ExitPlanning.com.

Business owners can also ask their most trusted advisor for a plan that is powered by BEI's planning platform. If they want to find an advisor who is specially trained in Exit Planning, business owners can go to ExitPlanning.com and use the Find an Advisor tool under Resources. Or, to get started in thinking about the future, business owners can take a look at BEI's most recent book, which is called ExitPlanning: The Definitive Guide. You can go to ExitPlanning.com/definitiveguide (or even to Amazon) and get the book. It comes with online self-assessments and checklists that business owners can use to start to map out their futures.

And for professional advisors, we suggest that they go to ExitPlanning.com and follow the blog, listen to BEI's podcast (it's called Why We Plan) or learn more about BEI's tools and resources for advisors.

Dana Dattola - Insurance and Covid


Our next guest Dana Dattola, Owner of Weaver & Associates, is a third-generation property and casualty insurance broker. She is a certified insurance consultant and a certified risk manager. Dana’s agency often serves as the risk management department of privately owned, growth-oriented businesses who see the value of risk management. She aims to simplify the insurance process, making sure their clients understand the risks and their insurance policies so they can confidently make business decisions.

In her interview, Dana sheds light on insurance in the time of Covid. She discusses business interruption coverage and what you should do if you have it. Dana shares what is happening with employer liability and workers’ comp due to Covid. She also has an offer you don’t want to miss. Among all the uncertainty, be sure to listen to Dana’s expertise to help you stay informed.

1-Minute Sections: 
  • 8:27-9:24: Many agencies are being bought by larger agencies, meaning some of the personal service is being lost and boutiques are doing well.
  • 10:00-11:10: Insurance and Covid - do you have business interruption coverage?
  • 12:55-13:56: What is happening with insurance right now due to Covid and what you should do now.
  • 14:37-15:49: Workers comp is going to pick up - insight on employer’s liability for employee’s health.


Tim Shurr - How to Build Wealth Through Relationships (K0217)


Tim Shurr is the President of Shurr Success Seminars and is an expert in human behavior and influential communication. Before helping Fortune 500 companies improve their corporate cultures through empowering managers with more persuasive forms of communication, he built an international reputation as an award-winning hypnosis and NLP Trainer! Tim is a regular guest expert on TV and radio and has authored 4 books including his latest, "Get Out of Your Way!"

Questions discussed:
1. What's the #1 way to influence others?
2. What's your best tip for building wealth through relationships?
3. What's the question most business owners ask for help with?

Contact info:



Natalie Elisha Gold - Estate Planning Essentials

Screen_Shot_2020-06-17_at_30643_PM_93v9p.pngNatalie Elisha Gold, Provisors member and Managing Attorney at Gold Legal Group, LLP., is in the business of protecting your legacy and the legacy of your business and clients. After a life-changing injury in her youth, she was motivated to change the world and at age 24 started her own law firm. Natalie aims to help people leave something better behind for their children and implement trusts which will preserve wealth to the fullest extent possible. Her strategic approach to wealth preservation is truly essential to having a highly successful estate plan.

In her interview, Natalie discusses estate planning as a way to protect your independence and privacy. Without a plan, your family will be faced with time-consuming litigation and expensive attorney and court fees. Natalie knows that the best way to preserve your wealth is getting your estate plan sorted out while you’re still able, and continuing to update it as necessary. A legal fee is a drop in the bucket compared to the money you’ll save by having a well thought out plan. Being well-informed will help you make better choices for yourself and your family, take the time to listen to Natalie’s expertise on making wealth preservation as painless as possible.

1-Minute Sections:
  • 8:06-8:56: If you value your independence and privacy, you cannot afford to not do planning to protect your wealth.
  • 9:58-10:58: An overview of some of the common shortcomings in wealth and asset protection.
  • 12:04-13:06: The legal fee is absolutely worth it compared to how much you’ll save and help your family. 
  • 15:07-16:16: Get your estate planning done while you can, it will protect your family and privacy without involving courts and headaches. 
  • 18:51-19:53: Life insurance is a must, get it young when healthy, it isn’t just for helping after death.


Sonni Sabahi - Business Relationships, Investing, and Saving Money

Screen_Shot_2020-06-16_at_90607_PM_7qc6r.pngSonni Sabahi, Managing Director of ICM Capital Markets, Inc., specializes in whole loan trading and investments. He’s been in the financial and real estate industries for nearly 25 years. ICM Capital Markets, Inc. began in 2008 following the market crash. With the current crisis, his profession is extremely relevant as banks need cash to survive. 

Sonni describes how a residential whole loan fund works and why it can be a good alternative to the stock market as an investment. He shares how defunct loans can become revenue sources for investors. Sonni also explains why the current crisis has led to problems for big banks and how to gain assets at a discount. We always hope to bring new ideas to our listeners, so if you’re looking for new investment ventures be sure to listen to Sonni’s insight.

1-Minute Sections:
3:04-4:10: What is a whole loan and trading investment?
5:00-6:00: An idea of what Sonni does at ICM Capital, Inc.
7:02-8:06: Covid crisis and investment opportunities due to liquidity issues.
11:13-12:15: Discussing this form of investment as an asset class which is not bound to the stock market. 


JJ Richa - The Interim CEO’s role (F2818)


JJ Richa of Business Vision Advisory shares the role of an Interim CEO.


Andy Gole - Urgency Based Selling


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Back with us again is Andy Gole, of Urgency Based Selling. He’s been helping business owners improve profitable sales for the last 27 years. Andy is also a Vistage member, is the author of “Innovation Now,” and has a storied history in all areas of selling. He has important information regarding sales during Covid to share.

In his interview, Andy discusses some reasons why you should still be reaching out to your clients, despite the current crisis. He explains the idea that if you may be able to help them succeed, there is no reason you shouldn’t reach out. Andy gives powerful insight on the power of creating a sense of urgency when selling and discusses the central paradox of selling. Additionally, in light of the increasingly virtual world, Andy also has some tips for more successful email campaigns. Don’t miss out on Andy’s powerful tips that will help you increase your sales.

1-Minute Sections:
  • 5:28-6:32: The central paradox of selling.
  • 7:26-8:28: Payments in Kind and how they can help level the playing field.
  • 10:27-11:31: When you should reach out to your clients, specific to Covid considerations.
  • 16:25-17:21: The economic return and the “Double Slingshot.”



Kristen Allott - Optimizing Your Dynamic Brain (G3017)











Kristen Allott is the owner of Dynamic Brains, a company that optimizes brains for high stake events for better decision making, creative problem solving and health.

Steven Snyder - Focused Passion

author.jpgSteven Snyder is author of the book Focused Passion: How to be Better, Faster, Smarter, and Happier, with Far Less Stress, and Much More Passion. 

Questions Answered: 
1) What is Focused Passion?
2) How can it help readers to become mindful?
3) What are the benefits of living with less stress and more passion? 
Contact Info: 

Focused Passion: How to be Better, Faster, Smarter, and Happier, with Far Less Stress, and Much More Passion is available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. 




Heath Goldman - Don’t Build Your Financial House Without an Architect (I2017)

In this 20 minute interview, Heath Goldman, Financial Architect of ICON Wealth & Legacy Partners, discusses how he works with clients as an "Architect" to add thought and structure to complex plans. He also talks about popular tax minimization and other financial strategies that tax-weary business owners are exploring to minimize the many layers of taxes on wealth.





Jim Muehlhausen - Half Retire


Jim Muehlhausen, Founder of Half Retire, helps individuals maximize their business value via a strategy he calls Half Retirement. Jim noticed a trend of people reluctant to fully retire and sought to create a solution. Some business owners may lose their sense of identity if they are no longer at CEO status, and can tend to struggle to find ways to fill the day without the work they know and love. Meanwhile, some may simply struggle to sell the business for their magic number and remain in the business out of necessity.

In his interview, Jim describes what half retirement looks like in a practical sense, as well as what needs to happen in order to successfully half retire. He discusses the benefits of being able to drive up the value of your business while working less hours, and ultimately not losing money to transactional sales tax. Jim shares ways to design work away and be responsible for only the unique areas in which you cannot be replaced. He also discusses his upcoming book, also called “Half Retire,” which dives deeper into the concepts he’s outlined. If you desire to maintain a successful company and income while working less, Jim’s interview is definitely for you.

1-Minute Sections: 
  • 3:59-4:50: What is Half Retirement all about?
  • 7:19-8:19: Some of the things needed to successfully half retire.
  • 9:56-10:57: You cannot simply delegate your way to half retirement, you still need to bring your unique work.
  • 16:22-17:15: Technology’s role in the half retirement process and business valuation.
  • 18:30-19:28: Delegation costs money, but there are ways to design work away.


Henry Evans - Best Practices for Driving Accountability & Building High Performing Teams (J2717)

Henry Evans is the Managing Partner of Dynamic Results, a Strategy Implementation and Organizational Development firm. According to Harvard University, Dynamic Results' clients implement their strategies at 8 times the rate of most companies.

Questions Discussed:

1) What does it mean when you say your clients implement their strategies at 8x the rate of most companies, according to Harvard?

2) Your Accountability Method, and also, your approach to generating leadership at every level of an organization, have both gotten a lot of press. What, if anything, do the approaches have in common?

3) Your methods have gotten a lot of press (Inc., Forbes, Washington Post, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur) for being counterintuitive. For example, you promote the idea that it's okay to get angry at work. Can you say more about that?

Contact Info: 

Email Address: hevans@dynamicresults.com

Website: www.dynamicresults.com

 Books available on Amazon: "Winning With Accountability, The Secret Language of High Performing Organizations" & "Step Up, Lead In Six Moments That Matter"






Matthew Januszek - Escape Your Limits


An entrepreneur for 25 years. Builder of multiple successful businesses in the UK, Germany, Poland and the United States. Matthew now sits on the board as a director of 3 companies.
Co-founder of Escape Fitness, which he has taken from a start-up with minimal capital to a major International business chosen by premier fitness brands around the world, with growth across all markets including the North America.
Matthew knows what it’s like to start and build a business: with hands on experience in multiple start ups, overcoming the challenge of financing the business and raising capital, innovating and reinventing the offering to remain relevant and expanding into International markets.
He is a serial learner, always listening to what successful people have done and how they have done it. Now, with the Escape Your Limits podcast, he is bringing others the opportunity to learn from his experiences and those of other entrepreneurs. 

Lance Graulich - Franchise Opportunities and Lessons


This episode features CEO of ION Franchising, Lance Graulich. Lance is the founder & CEO of ION Franchising, an industry leading franchise consulting and development group, that represents over 500 franchise brands & business opportunities within 90 categories. Lance helps prospective entrepreneurs find their perfect franchise for FREE. He also assists independent business owners in creating a franchise system.

Every business has a story

Lance started out in the family business on Wall Street after receiving an economics degree. He then joined a TGI Fridays franchise in Phoenix, AZ as a key executive and was vital to the rapid growth of this $225,000,000 organization. Mr Graulich was a multi-unit, multi-state franchisee of Wingstop and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. He has created countless start up brands and has become the industry leading donut expert. He is the founder of a donut chain called Pinkbox in Las Vegas. His latest start up bakery project is with a Food Network star. As a business start-up expert with more than 25 years of experience, he has served as President of various franchise advisory councils and boards advising emerging franchise brands. He has helped a multitude of companies grow efficiently & effectively. 

Lisa Caprelli - Five areas to achieve balance, happiness and fulfillment in life


Lisa Caprelli, Author and Host of the Happy Lifestyle show, shares some great tips on how to live a happy and balanced life.






Holly Green - Using Your Brain to Win (K2317)

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAfhAAAAJGU5N2ZmZjk0LTg4MmUtHolly helps business leaders and their companies achieve excellence by creating clarity on what winning looks like and determining how to get there. She will help you achieve alignment and focus your organization so everyone is in the same race. Her unique approach to strategic agility, alignment and engagement - based on the approach Pause, Think, Focus, Run - provides the tools, techniques, and skills companies need to reach their destinations and achieve their goals.

Questions Answered: 

1) What are some of the ways our brain has built in blind spots? 
2) How do we use our brains more effectively at work?
3) How can we set ourselves up to be successful

Contact Info: 

Bonus Material: 

Book on Amazon: Using Your Brain to Win and via MoreThanaMinute.com



Juan Ortega - Your Business Coach Sees Things You Can’t (F1017)


Juan Ortega explains business coaching, why it works, and why your company should consider it. 


One of the things that we've all learned through different research and studies that have been done is that 80% of the chance of us getting our next customer is going to be from a customer that we've already met or serviced at one point. Only 20% of those next sales are coming from people we've never met. Of that 20%, almost 90% of that is coming from referrals, so it might have been someone that I've never met, but it's coming through somebody that I've done business with. So, what I ask my business owners to do is, do a mini-research study in your business. If you find that 80% of your business is coming from your existing clients and referrals, then devote 80% of your resources and allocate the time and money to focus on it. So, it needs to be equivalent to the business that's coming in at the moment. 
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Wayne Pinnell - How to Prepare for Your Inevitable Exit


Wayne Pinnell, Managing Partner of Haskell & White, one of Southern CA's largest independently owned accounting firms, shares tips, ideas and precautions for business owners on their way to exiting their business.


Chris Yonker - The Art of Navigating Family Business Succession


Chris Yonker shares tips about how to create a Family Business Succession plan while still being able to enjoy Thanksgiving dinners together.


Check out Chris's book available on Amazon: Soul Intention: An Executive's Guide to Building a Life by Choice, Not By Chance


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Diana Henderson - Employees Behaving Badly


Diana Henderson follows up her previous interview entitled "Employers Behaving Badly" with these great insights - look for her new book in early 2019.



Aaron Weiner - What You Don’t Know About Your Lease Can Hurt You (K0417)

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAj0AAAAJGRhNGQ2N2YyLTBjOGEtAaron Weiner is the Sr. Vice President of Bailes & Associates. Aaron is in the business of Commercial Real Estate Brokerage and focuses on tenant representation. 

Questions Answered: 

1) "Real estate leases are long and full of fine print and legalese. How much of it is really negotiable?"
2) "Can you give me an example (or a couple of examples) of a lease clause that tenant's don't pay much attention to that can be negotiated to their benefit?"
3) "Most tenants equate high image with a fancy location and high rent. Are there other considerations they should be taking into account?" 

Contact Info: 


George Hicks - Prepare early to ring the bell (F1618)


George Hicks, Chief M&A Officer of TheM&A Brokers shares several tips and stories about how to have a transferable business so that you are able to "ring the bell" and sell successfully.

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Vincent Mastrovito - Exit Readiness: What it is and Why it’s Critical


Vincent Mastrovito of Prometis Partners is a frequent and popular guest. Here, he reveals some of the key reasons why business owners fail to sell their business, and what they can do about it. 

Pat Kramer - Press Releases: The Who, What and When

Pat Kramer, Writer - Writer For Hire, shares insights about the ideal times to send out a Press Release for maximum exposure.

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Tish Squillaro - People Alignment and Goal Setting

In order to achieve success in business, a company must participate in people alignment and goal setting. Tish Squillaro of Candor Consulting does just that and more, which she will explain in today's episode. 
Questions Discussed:
Why the name CANDOR?
What is your greatest accomplish with a client?
What is head trash index?
Contact Info: 
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Bill Eckstrom - Sales Growth is About the Sales Leaders, Not the Sales People (I1117)

Bill Eckstrom is the President of EcSell Institute. EcSell Institute is a research based organization that helps sales departments drive more revenue by working only with sales leadership--not sales people.
Questions discussed:
1. If sales departments want to grow sales, why do you say it more about the leader versus the sales person?
2. Why has there not been much emphasis on developing managers/leaders, but yet so many resources are dedicated to the sales person?
3. What should sales leaders be doing differently if they want to grow sales?
Contact info:

Hans Sperling - Use Caution When International Buyers Come Calling

Hans Sperling, Attorney - Sperling Law Corporation discusses some of the precautions he helps his clients think through when International Buyers approach them for purchase of the business.


Hans: I mean, I think, even in domestic transaction when you kind of see the money from working a long time to find a good buyer, people want to strike while the iron's hot. A lot of what we do is say, let's slow down a little bit and make sure we do this right. But, with international, as your saying, it's that much more risky. Yeah, they could be trying to get your intellectual property, that's very common, we protect you from that. And the other thing is, if you're manufacturing or you have some technology that might be sensitive, I mean it's not necessarily obvious, it's not necessarily a missile, it could be there's magnets, lasers, sensors, all kinds of things you might not think of as being military sensitive. There's a whole other area of the law that covers that, so that could be an issue. There's also something called a foreign corrupt practices act, which, when you're dealing internationally, you have to be very careful, because in some cultures, they might not look like bribes, but gifts and so are common, and you have to be really careful to stay on the right side of the law, especially US law. 

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Jennifer Holland - Do Your People Live Your Brand? (I1917)

Bill Black interviews Jennifer Holland of Holland People + Brands, who shares the importance of building a memorable , powerful and substantial brand.




Bill Crawford - Life from the Top of the Mind (B1418)


Settle in for a fascinating conversation with 2019 Vistage Speaker of the year Dr. Bill Crawford. Bill is a licensed psychologist, author of 4 books, and has created over 3,300 presentations for Sprint, Shell, The American Medical Association, and many more esteemed organizations. While we are over-saturated with information, Bill realized early on that we are not necessarily sure of what to do with it. After taking a class on the biological basis of behavior, Bill came up with a tried and true system for taking advantage of the way our brains work in order to think at a higher level.

Reactions are due to the way we process information, and Bill shares why thinking in different parts of the brain causes different responses. By training our brain to think in the neocortex, our decision making process becomes more advanced and clear. Bill sheds light on what can happen when we try to see other people as allies instead of adversaries. While it may seem exhausting to aim for high level thinking all the time, Bill discusses why this process can actually be chemically energizing. Treat yourself to Bill’s exceptionally useful information.


Chad Peterson - Tips from a top business broker about selling your business


Maybe you think you know a lot about how you will sell your business. Chad Peterson of Peterson Acquisitions has sold many many businesses and shares his expertise.





Recent Award:


How to Sell Your Company (Free eBook offer)



Craig Weber - Conversational Capacity (L1817)

Craig Weber is the author of Conversational Capacity: The Secret to Building Successful Teams that Perform When the Pressure is On. He's going to talk to us about the subject of conversational capacity and its importance to management, leadership, and teamwork.
Questions discussed:
1. What do you mean by conversational capacity? 
2. Why is conversational capacity such a difficult thing to create?
3. Given its importance, how do we build it?
Contact info:

George Hicks - Maximize Your Value


George Hicks brings over 30 years business experience to the Merger & Acquisition profession. He is a CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) and a CBB (Certified Business Broker) and has been selected by the International Business Brokerage Assn. and the California Assn. of Business Brokers to lecture his peers on business Mergers and Acquisitions.  
George is qualified in the California Superior Court as an Expert Witness in Mergers and Acquisitions. He has been awarded an Industry Expert designation by the publishers of The Essential Guide to Pricing a Business, published by Business Brokerage Press. George has owned multiple businesses, mastering execution of the sales, marketing and operational disciplines that drive value in the business transaction world. He has received multiple awards for being the top producer in both dollar volume and quantity of deals from one of the largest brokerage offices in the country. His transactional experience has made him a sought after speaker and author for business media, educational institutions, peer associations and industry trade groups. 
George says that transactional experience combined with creativity and execution, result in maximizing value and getting businesses SOLD. 
We do 3 things: 
1) Sell businesses 
2) Provide business valuations 
3) Help buyers find the right business for them.


Scott Bornstein - Memory Power: Your Secret Weapon

BornsteinScott6zzos.pngScott Bornstein is a Chief Memory Training Expert at MemoryPower. Grab a notebook for this one, memory training is a universally useful skill and everyone can benefit from this information. Scott’s expertise is in making memory and recall as easy as possible for business leaders, managers, and sales people. Not only is it important to learn to remember, but to understand how to make yourself more memorable to people. Marketing is essentially memory training to get customers to remember your message.

Scott shares some useful skill sets you can profit from immediately and discusses his methodology that creates consistency and results. The brain is best wired to remember stories, and Scott walks us through a few examples of this practice. Our brains don’t remember as well when they’re racing, we need to slow down and take time to form meaningful connections. Give yourself a mental boost and listen to Scott’s valuable information. Scott shares an invitation link to discounted information for ECR listeners if you’d like to learn more.





Jim Jubelirer - Creating a High Performance Culture (G0717)


Jim Jubelirer is the owner of Jubelirer Results Group. Jim's goal is to Contribute to Others and Add Value. Today we're going to talk about Creating a High Performance Culture.


Christina Haxton - Are You Facing Burnout?

Haxton_Christina_bag4x.pngFounder and CEO of Sustainable Leadership, Inc., Christina Haxton is an expert at helping others transform stress into increased engagement. Christina is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and in her clinical time, her clients tended to be extremely burnt out business executives. She began her business after realizing she wanted to help more than just one person at a time. Christina has guided countless people toward better lives, both at work and home, by sharing this important information. 

Many of the clients Christina was seeing were coming to her after a wake up call from a doctor or loved one. Her new goal is to prevent people from reaching the point of desperation, and instead educating about proactive measures that prevent burnout. Many business leaders have become distant from their colleagues, but connection is essential to managing stress. Christina shares 5 common warning signs of burnout and some changes you can make to help your team and yourself manage stress more effectively. Companies with a more cohesive and connected culture become more valuable, so don’t miss out on Christina’s beneficial information.



The ABC’s of Great PR - Pat Kramer (I1217)

In this 20 minute interview, Pat Kramer, Writer - Writer For Hire, shares tips, ideas and stories about how she has helped numerous clients to effectively increase their business and exposure through well-crafted and well-timed Press Release and Publicity campaigns.     

Jeff Karges - Working In The Family Business and Loving It (H1017)

In this 20 minute interview, Jeff Karges, Partner - Relationship Matters Consulting Group discusses lessons he has learned by being involved in and consulting for Family Businesses, including the challenges and how best to deal with them.



Joan Ridley - You Might Be Ready to Leave, But is Your Business Ready? (H1317)


Joan Ridley discusses the appropriate steps to selling your business, including thinking like a buyer!

Vince Mastrovito - Is your Business Overly Dependent on You? (G1618)


Vince Mastrovito of Prometis Partners once again shares valuable tips and precautions for business owners!

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AmyK Hutchens - What One Question Should Your Entire Organization Be Able To Answer?

Hutchins_Amy_934mi.pngAmyK Hutchens, of AmyK International, specializes in teaching critical thinking for better performance, productivity and profitability. Previously working as an executive around the globe,  she has seen countless people identifying problems, but not devising any solutions to them. This led AmyK to eventually start her own business using her passion of solving problems and igniting brilliance in leadership. She works with companies by constructing custom think tanks that are aimed to help improve business performance all around. 

One of the first things AmyK will often ask her clients is “What would be your ROI if everyone in your company was thinking a bit better tomorrow?” In her interview, she explores this question from various angles and relates it to goal achievement. By breaking down the thought processes behind our behaviors, we can change both our behavior and results. AmyK stresses the importance of clearly defining the target before setting out on the hunt. She offers some tips for better understanding our customers' thought processes, finding the best prospects, and ways to improve the quality of meetings. AmyK’s knowledge is invaluable to any business owner hoping to get the most out of their time and efforts.

We've built a special collection of 20 minute interviews from members of Provisors and Vistage speakers. To see the directory and choose an interview visit ExitCoachRadio.com

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David Taylor Klaus - Put Your Life Before Your Business (K1117)


David Taylor-Klaus, of DTK Coaching, helps entrepreneurs and executives live more fulfilling lives. David started in hospitality, switched to technology, and, despite his accomplishments, eventually realized he wasn’t living the life he truly wanted. In 2008 he started DTK Coaching and hasn’t looked back. As a coach, he aims to hold his clients accountable for both their goals and who they are at their core. 

In his interview, David analyzes the phrase “work-life balance,” and how backward this statement really is. He emphasizes focusing less on revenue-based goals, and instead of taking action on goals oriented towards personal fulfillment - we are not on this planet just to make money. David has much more life-changing information than can fit within a 20-minute interview, and graciously offers a free link to his book “This Is Your Wake-Up Call!” You do not want to miss out on the information David has to share.


We've built a special collection of 20 minute interviews from members of @Provisors and @Vistage speakers. To see the directory and choose an interview visit ExitCoachRadio.com

Are you and your Company Transition-Ready? Click Here for a free report & assessment!




Dyanne Ross-Hanson - Key Employee Incentive Plans - Why You Need Them and Critical Design Elements (I1817)


Dyanne Ross-Hanson, Founder of Exit Planning Strategies, LLC, works with owners of privately held businesses to develop intentional ownership transition plans. She started Exit Planning Strategies, LLC, 10 years ago and has 30+ years of experience in the financial services industry. This work is Dyanne’s passion, and she considers objective expert consulting, independent of predetermined outcome or product, to be absolutely essential in exit planning. The sale of a business can be the single most significant financial event in someone’s life, the business owner needs to be prepared. 

In her interview, Dyanne reasons that exit planning is not a single event, but rather a process. Without a plan, business owners who have put years of effort into their livelihood are leaving the transaction up to chance. She deep dives the notion that the most valuable component of the transaction are the key employees. Additionally, she shares valuable strategies for incentivizing key employees to stay post-transfer. Dyanne also discusses the difference between key employees and employees in key positions, which are not always the same thing. Twenty minutes is barely enough time to scratch the surface of Dyanne’s expertise. 

We've built a special collection of 20 minute interviews from members of @Provisors and @Vistage speakers. To see the directory and choose an interview visit ExitCoachRadio.com

Are you and your Company Transition-Ready? Click Here for a free report & assessment!




(20m) Bill Anton - If You Are To Lead You Must First Comprehend (H1217)

Bill Anton of CEOEffectiveness.com discusses leadership and transformation concepts. 


Lynn Fulks - Spray and Pray is Not an Effective Marketing Campaign (J2817)









In this 20 minute interview, Lynn Fulks, Principal Partner of Upstart Group LLC, discusses the tried and true methods er firm uses to help businesses develop effective marketing and branding campaigns. She explains a 3 stage process that requires thought and research (and investment) before resorting to tactics, and why most campaigns are doomed from the start.












Gary Kunath - Mastering Life Balance: How to Achieve Greatness at Home & Work

Gary Kunath is the CEO of GMK Holdings, a speaker, author, and a writer. Gary travels and speaks to major companies and universities on the subject of Mastering Life Balance. Today, he will discuss how to achieve greatness at both home and at work.

Questions Discussed:

1. How did you build a seminar for the 2nd in command at Cisco Systems, supporting his initiative on bringing humanity back to business?

2. What colleges have you spoken to and what has the reaction been?

3. Why do businesses care about mastering life balance now?

Contact Info: 

Email Address: gkunath@aol.com

Website: www.garykunath.com

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Lee Goldberg - Preparing for Your Business Exit Strategy


Lee Goldberg, Transactional Attorney and owner of the Law Offices of Lee R. Goldberg, is an expert at growing businesses’ value through exit planning strategies. He’s had over 33 year experience and seen millions of dollars left on the table due to lack of plan. Lee’s mission is to help his clients keep more of the money they earn and protect their wealth for generations to come. Lee knows firsthand that you should not wait to plan your exit strategy.

In his interview, Lee shares a valuable collection of information we don’t always hear when talking about exit planning. Specifically, he gives 8 tips for what you should do now to better prepare your exit planning strategy. Lee shares valuable insight on what buyers look for before committing to buying a business. He also shares powerful ways to increase your EBITDA. Proper exit planning is an effective way to drive up your business value, but it takes time and expertise, don’t miss out on Lee’s indispensable wisdom.

1-Minute Sections: 
  • 3:09-4:06: Why having an exit strategy is the best way to add value to your business.
  • 5:30-6:32: Now is the time for exit planning, waiting may mean it’s too late to restructure. 
  • 8:33-9:40: Method to increase EBITDA drastically and drive up business value. 
  • 17:11-18:11: Business structure review is essential to highest valuation. 

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Rod Hatley - Essential Tips for Stress-Free Estate Planning


Back once again is Rod Hatley, of Hatley Law Group, one of the top firms in San Diego. Rod is an estate planning attorney who dealt with a 7-year probate when his father passed away. Now his passion is helping families avoid probates and courtrooms when the inevitable happens. Rod’s approach to estate planning is viewed through the lens of asset protection and he aims to help his clients make informed choices. Rod knows how stressful the transition after death can be and he hopes his clients don’t have to go through what he has. 

In his interview, he discusses estate planning in reference to the current pandemic and what you should be doing now. Estate planning isn’t just about what happens after death, but also planning for the transition process if you or a loved one were hospitalized and no longer able to make decisions or conduct business. Rod describes various necessary documents for a wide range of circumstances, as well as the importance of regularly updating your existing plan. When fear takes over, logic goes out the window, so it is important to be responsible and well-informed. Estate planning will not cause your death to come more quickly, so be proactive in preventing unneeded stress and let Rod’s expertise help you.

1 minute sections: 

  • 6:54-7:46: Talking about the necessity of building a dynamic plan and maintaining it
  • 16:20-17:23: Explaining how he puts his clients first and projecting some upcoming needs regarding estate planning
  • 18:07-19:08: Starts describing his top 3 tips - explains the difference between will and trust
  • 19:55-20:48: Estate planning doesn’t make you die any more quickly, but instead is the responsible choice to leave your family in a better position


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Zach Schaefer - Identify, Select, and Retain Top Talent


Dr. Zach Schaefer, Founder and CEO of Spark the Discussion, is a talent optimization and behavioral science expert. Dr. Z is also an award winning professional speaker and recently retired tenured professor. His mission is to help companies execute their goals with excellence. Dr. Z has important insight to share with business owners regarding team building and finding a suitable successor. 

In his interview, Dr. Z discusses behavioral science and its application in the workplace. Culture can make or break a company, so building the right team should not be taken lightly. Dr. Z explains some behavioral science assessment tools and how they can be used to optimize your teams. He also shares some musings from his fascinating book, “American Creativity.” Your carefully chosen team can help your business grow even after you’ve left the business, don’t miss Dr. Z’s tips for building the best team you can.

1-Minute Sections: 
  • 5:36-6:20: How behavioral science applies to the workplace.
  • 6:50-7:53: The shocking accuracy of behavioral science tools.
  • 9:15-10:19: Characteristics of a good successor. 
  • 11:21-12:34: Tips for smoother transitions within family businesses.

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