Purpose & Principles Podcast
Purpose & Principles  |  Episode 36 - Jeff DeGraff

Purpose & Principles | Episode 36 - Jeff DeGraff

November 18, 2020

This is a great conversation with innovator, Jeff DeGraff. Want to think about things differently? Listen in as we discuss disruption, opportunity, creativity and Jeff's new book "The Creative Mindset." 

Jeff DeGraff is both an advisor to Fortune 500 companies and a professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. His simultaneously creative and pragmatic approach to making innovation happen has led clients and colleagues to dub him the “Dean of Innovation.”

He has written several books, including Leading Innovation, Innovation You, and The Innovation Code. Jeff’s thoughts on innovation are covered by Inc., Fortune, and Psychology Today. He has a regular segment on public radio called The Next Idea. His most recent book, The Creative Mindset, brings 6 creativity skills to everyone.

Purpose & Principles  |  Episode 35 - Becky Robinson, CEO Weaving Influence

Purpose & Principles | Episode 35 - Becky Robinson, CEO Weaving Influence

November 13, 2020

Becky Robinson is the founder and CEO of Weaving Influence, an online influence building company. She works with authors and thought leaders to help them show up online in the same powerful and compelling ways they show up in real life.

On a personal note, Becky is a wonderful friend and just an all around great human being. I really enjoyed this conversation and you will quickly see why as you listen to her here. Vulnerable, compassionate, brave and leading a cool company, I am happy to bring Becky to the Purpose & Principles podcast.

Purpose & Principles  |  Episode 34 - Eileen McDargh - Burnout to Breakthrough

Purpose & Principles | Episode 34 - Eileen McDargh - Burnout to Breakthrough

October 26, 2020

Eileen McDargh has been called a hope merchant although she says she has been put on earth for comic relief. She’s an internationally recognized keynote speaker, master facilitator, and award-winning author with expertise in resiliency and leadership. Her articles have appeared in countless publications, and two of her seven books have been awarded national recognition.

In 2020 Global Gurus International, a British-based provider of resources for leadership, communication, and sales training, also ranked her 5th of the World’s Top 30 COMMUNICATION Gurus following a global survey of 22,000 business professionals.

Her most recent book, Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters is now available.

Purpose & Principles  |  Episode 33 - Lisa Fain: Mentoring Excellence

Purpose & Principles | Episode 33 - Lisa Fain: Mentoring Excellence

October 14, 2020

Lisa Fain is the CEO of the Center for Mentoring Excellence and a global speaker on the intersection of mentoring and inclusion.  Lisa is also an executive coach and a former management-side employment attorney.  Her passion for diversity and inclusion work fuels her strong conviction that leveraging differences creates a better workplace and drives better business results. She is the author of the book Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring.

Thank you to Weaving Influence for sponsoring this episode of Purpose & Principles podcast.

Purpose & Principles  |  Episode 32 - Nate Regier — Compassion in the Workplace

Purpose & Principles | Episode 32 - Nate Regier — Compassion in the Workplace

October 7, 2020

I really enjoyed this conversation on compassion in the workplace with Nate! 

Nate Regier, Ph.D., is the CEO and founding owner of Next Element Consulting, a global leadership firm dedicated to bringing compassion into the workplace. Dr. Regier is a former practicing psychologist and expert in social-emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication, and leadership. Recognized as a Top 100 keynote speaker, he is a Process Communication Model® certified master trainer.

Nate is the author of three books: Beyond Drama: Transcending Energy Vampires; Conflict Without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability; and his newest book, Seeing People Through: Unleash Your Leadership Potential with The Process Communication Model.

He hosts a podcast called On Compassion with Dr. Nate, writes a weekly blog, contributes to multiple industry publications and blogs, and is a regular guest on podcasts.

Weaving Influence: thank you for sponsoring this conversation!

Purpose & Principles  |  Episode 31 - Wes Herman — CEO, Woods Coffee Guest Experience

Purpose & Principles | Episode 31 - Wes Herman — CEO, Woods Coffee Guest Experience

September 30, 2020

Wes Herman, CEO of Woods Coffee, began his entrepreneurial journey at the ripe age of 21. After strategically developing his first business venture to become a multi-million dollar enterprise he lost everything after contracting a life-threatening illness. 

He and his wife, Diane relocated to the Pacific Northwest and set strong intentions to heal and rebuild the future of their family over the course of several years. He worked with his wife and amazing four children to develop a regional coffee brand in 2002. Woods Coffee is the product of a home school project! 

The coffee, guest experience, and daily scratch-made goods have become a favorite across the greater Puget Sound. In collaboration with his children and 350+ employees, Wes continues to grow the successful Woods Coffee brand in an effort to impact as many people and communities as possible. The Woods Coffee Way is simple: Serve Others, Make a Difference, and Have Fun!

 

Purpose & Principles  |  Episode 30 - Joey Price — CEO, Jumpstart: HR

Purpose & Principles | Episode 30 - Joey Price — CEO, Jumpstart: HR

September 23, 2020

I'm excited to introduce Joey Price to the Purpose & Principles community. 

Joey is an award-winning human resources executive, business coach, thought leader, and professor. He is the founder of Jumpstart:HR, LLC, an HR consulting practice specifically for small businesses and startups, and host of Business, Life, and Coffee, a weekly personal and professional development podcast. As the CEO of Jumpstart:HR, LLC, Joey innovates by creating HR solutions for small business owners and start-up founders who want to build better, more competitive businesses. As a podcaster on the Business, Life, and Coffee show, Joey shares carefully curated conversations on personal finance, psychology, professional development, and business for emerging professionals and business owners alike. BLC is a podcast focused on enhancing the quality of your business and life through relevant content that endures over time. Joey is a recent HR Executive Magazine Top 100 HR Tech Influencer, SHRM Top 30 Under 30 award winner, one of Forbes Magazine's Kevin Kruse's Top 100 Employee Engagement Experts in the World, and frequently cited HR and Startup Thought Leader in publications such as Forbes, HR Magazine, Inc., Businessweek, AMEX Open Forum, Money Magazine, and more.

As the CEO of Jumpstart:HR, Joey earned many recognitions in which one of them is being named "Top 30 HR Professional Under 30" by SHRM's HR Magazine.

Purpose & Principles  |  Episode 29 - Rick Wang — Leadership & Business in China

Purpose & Principles | Episode 29 - Rick Wang — Leadership & Business in China

September 17, 2020

Rick Wang is a marketer, entrepreneur, consultant, successful business owner. Rick and I met in 1998, when we were both building retail businesses in China. He is a good friend and a very open and honest leader as you will hear in this conversation.

In addition to his business ventures, he is the author and originator of the “3 Barriers of Entry” into China Franchising as published in the “Doing Business in China for the Dummy” Book. 

He is a regular lecturer at several universities in China on case studies related to business success and failure in China.

Past Academic/Institutional Services Include:

- USC (University of Southern California) Alumni Board of Governors 2000-2006. Currently BOG Emeritus.

- Board Member, Shanghai American School 2006-2008 (Chairman ‘07-‘08)

- Committee Supervisor, Radio Control Cars, China Sports Federation 2015-2019

Past and Present Business Partnerships:

- CEO, RetailCo Solutions Ltd
- Director, VROOM Motorsports (S2M Group)
- Team Principle, Mercur Racing
- Owner, RCI Racing Arena (Radio Control Sports)
- Managing Director, Intefoods Shanghai Ltd. (Johnny Moo)
- Consultant, Curves Fitness (China), Krispy Kreme
- Director, STERKA Concepts Ltd.
- Founder, Adogp NGO 

Purpose & Principles  |  Episode 28 - Jim Kouzes — The Leadership Challenge

Purpose & Principles | Episode 28 - Jim Kouzes — The Leadership Challenge

September 9, 2020

Millions of people already know his name and have studied his books in college! I'm delighted to have my friend, Jim Kouzes, on the Purpose & Principles podcast. Listen to his latest insights and how decades of research reinforce what we've known for a long time now: great leadership fosters a great culture that creates sustainable results. As always, I'm exciting to have you hear this show.

More about my guest: Jim Kouzes is the coauthor with Barry Posner of the award-winning and best-selling book, The Leadership Challenge, with over 2.5 million copies in print. He's also the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.

The sixth edition of The Leadership Challenge was released in 2017 and is available in 22 languages. It was selected by FastCompany as one of the 2012 Best Business Books of the Year, was on the 2013 Wall Street Journal bestseller list, an Amazon Editor’s Pick in 2007, and the winner of the 1995-96 Critics' Choice Award. It has been named one of the 100 best business books of all time by 800-CEO-READ. Jim and Barry have coauthored over thirty other publications including Learning Leadership, The Truth About Leadership, A Leader's Legacy, Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It, Encouraging the Heart, The Leadership Challenge Workbook, and the Encouraging the Heart Workbook.

Jim was again named in 2017 as one of the top 30 Global Gurus in Leadership, is the 2010 recipient of the Thought Leadership Award from the Instructional Systems Association, and for 4 years in a row named to HR Magazines Most Influential International Thinkers. In 2006 he was presented with the Golden Gavel by Toastmasters International. Jim and Barry are the recipients of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) 2009 Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award.

Not only is Jim a highly regarded leadership scholar, The Wall Street Journal cited Jim as one of the twelve best executive educators in the U.S.

Purpose & Principles | Episode 27 - Levi Lindsay — Co-Founder VidArmy

Purpose & Principles | Episode 27 - Levi Lindsay — Co-Founder VidArmy

September 2, 2020

In this episode, I chat with another young entrepreneur, Levi Lindsay -- Co-Founder of VidArmy. Levi has learned a lot about leadership and business in a few short years. He found good mentors and people who were willing to share and help along the way as well. The business is growing and the team is working hard and producing results.

In Levi's words: "I have been a part of creating businesses from the ground up. I have learned how to make a business fun to work for, grow like crazy, and be sustainable. I have the ability to speak with people, and verbally articulate a message, and teach new concepts."

Levi has a wife of 5 years from Pleasant Grove, UT. They have a 1 1/2 year old daughter that has Levi wrapped around her little finger. He loves to take his dirt bike up in the mountains any chance he gets. Levi served a two year mission for his church in Los Angeles. He has started a few small businesses, but considers VidArmy his greatest accomplishment. They have goals to revolutionize the video production industry, making it affordable and easy. 

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