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While I have the great fortune to coach business leadership strategies all over the world, I made the decision a few years ago to move my own company and my life to Bonita Springs, Florida. What I’ve discovered is that while Bonita means beautiful, it also means business. This is no longer just a sleepy little retirement or vacation region—great accomplishments are happening all around us. I’ve been lucky enough to meet and work with some amazing professionals locally here, and I wanted to bring some of their stories to you. So, over the course of this pilot season of our podcast, I’ll introduce you to business professionals making a difference right here, right now, in our Southwest Florida town. For more, visit us at BonitaBusinessPodcast.com.

While I have the great fortune to coach business leadership strategies all over the world, I made the decision a few years ago to move my own company and my life to Bonita Springs, Florida. What I’ve discovered is that while Bonita means beautiful, it also means business. This is no longer just a sleepy little retirement or vacation region—great accomplishments are happening all around us. I’ve been lucky enough to meet and work with some amazing professionals locally here, and I wanted to bring some of their stories to you. So, over the course of this pilot season of our podcast, I’ll introduce you to business professionals making a difference right here, right now, in our Southwest Florida town. For more, visit us at BonitaBusinessPodcast.com.
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While I have the great fortune to coach business leadership strategies all over the world, I made the decision a few years ago to move my own company and my life to Bonita Springs, Florida. What I’ve discovered is that while Bonita means beautiful, it also means business. This is no longer just a sleepy little retirement or vacation region—great accomplishments are happening all around us. I’ve been lucky enough to meet and work with some amazing professionals locally here, and I wanted to bring some of their stories to you. So, over the course of this pilot season of our podcast, I’ll introduce you to business professionals making a difference right here, right now, in our Southwest Florida town. For more, visit us at BonitaBusinessPodcast.com.

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Episodes

BONUS: New Year's Wishes for Bonita Springs

1/12/2019
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We’re busy working on Season Two of the podcast, but as the new year arrived, I asked some business people around town what they wished for Bonita Springs in the new year, and wanted to share their wishes with you in this short BONUS EPISODE. We'll be back in the spring with the second season of the Bonita Business Podcast. Make sure you're on our email list so you'll be in the know. Also, if there’s someone in our community you’d like to hear from, go to BonitaBusinessPodcast.com and...

Duration:00:05:16

Our Season One Wrap Up

12/8/2018
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When I launched the Bonita Business Podcast, my goals were simple. I wanted to take you behind the scenes to meet some of the companies and business leaders right here in my chosen hometown of Bonita Springs, Florida. I wanted to hear what’s happening in their companies and careers, and I wanted to get their insights on what’s happening in our local business community overall. Well, if you’ve listened to our interviews this season, you know I got my wish. In our first, pilot season, we...

Duration:00:12:18

Buliding Culture & Connection with Nancy O'Hara of Shaw Development

12/2/2018
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You might be surprised to find a 65,000 square feet manufacturing and engineering plant right here in Bonita Springs, Florida. That’s the headquarters for Shaw Development, a global company that employs over 200 people and runs has an additional 25,000 square foot facility off of Bonita Beach Road. And they’re continuing to expand. My guest Nancy O’Hara is part of that growth. She’s a third generation family member who’s helping lead this global engineering business into the future by...

Duration:00:33:21

Creating Business Personality with Cory Bass of Backwater Jack's

11/26/2018
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So imagine this situation: You’re the chef and manager of a little waterfront restaurant in beautiful Southwest Florida. But you’re located deep inside one of the largest gated communities in our area, but you’re not associated with the community or its club--you're not guaranteed a customer base. So you’ve got to figure out how to make it on your own in a sea of restaurants--when most of the town doesn’t even know you exist. That’s the situation I talked about with Cory Bass, the...

Duration:00:33:03

Leading Businesses Inside a Business: Brian Kramer of Hyatt Regency Coconut Point

11/18/2018
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What if you had to lead not just one business, but multiple businesses inside your company? And on top of that, what if you had to make sure they’re running smoothly 24 hours a day, 365 days a year? Well, that’s the job that Brian Kramer does. He’s the general manager of the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point and Spa. Maybe you’ve been there for a meeting or special event, or maybe you’ve had a little staycation in this Bonita Springs jewel. In our interview, Brian describes: One note: Brian...

Duration:00:28:12

How NOT to Become A Commodity with Westley Weidenmiller of Presstige Printing

11/12/2018
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What do trust and emotion have to do with the world of printing and direct mail? Well, according to Westley Weidenmiller at Presstige Printing, a whole lot. In this interview, we talk about how NOT to become a commodity by using customer service as a way to separate you from the competition. We also talk about the emotions of creating—and receiving—a thoughtful, professionally produced communication piece--and how they matter for your business. Today’s show is brought to you by our friends...

Duration:00:32:02

Keeping Tech Safe with Wendi Fowler of ITVantage

11/5/2018
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Let's face it--technology is everywhere in our lives, and not just at our fingertips. So how are we using it so that it doesn't use us? In this episode, I talk to Wendi Fowler of ITVantage, formerly the longtime Bonita Springs tech firm The Client Server. Wendi and I talk about the new technologies in our lives, the opportunities it brings, as well as the threats that her firm is seeing—and helping to prevent- in the world of cybersecurity. We also chat about the emerging opportunities for...

Duration:00:32:53

Creating Community with Chris Griffith of The Griffith Group, Downing Frye Realty

10/28/2018
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What if every day, thousands of people turned to you as a resource for recommendations and ideas in your area of expertise? What kind of impact would that make on your business as well as on the lives your customers? Well, that’s what Realtor® Chris Griffith is doing right here in Bonita Springs. In this interview, Chris and I talk about her incredibly active and useful Facebook group. Now, I hear you-- if you’re like some of my business coaching clients, you might be thinking--wait—a...

Duration:00:29:16

Supporting Professionalism & Ethics with Meighan Harris of Bonita Springs Estero Realtors®

10/21/2018
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I don’t know about you, but when I think about how much real estate is bought and sold in Southwest Florida, it’s good to know there’s a group like the Bonita Springs Estero Realtors® we can turn to right here. Meighan Harris is the CEO of the group, moving to the top spot in 2018 after serving as its professional development lead and COO. In this interview, we talk about a wide range of topics, including: Plus, I love how Meighan schools me on the proper pronunciation of realtor, not...

Duration:00:21:53

Making Music Matter with Grant Billings of Steinway Piano Gallery

10/14/2018
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You know what happens when there’s a piano in the room? If you’re like me, you kind of can’t help yourself from touching the keys. Or if you’re at a party, and another guest sits down and starts playing –it’s like magic. They’re suddenly a rockstar. This is the world my guest Grant Billings helps bring to life. Grant’s the president of the Steinway Piano Gallery in Bonita Springs, the only dedicated piano facility in Southwest Florida. It’s a third generation business and not only do they...

Duration:00:29:19

Why a Bonita Business Podcast?

9/30/2018
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Welcome to this special preview of the Bonita Business Podcast. This season, I’ll be bringing you behind-the-scenes insights and unexpected ideas that are creating business and career success right here in my chosen hometown of Bonita Springs, Florida. I’m the founder of the leadership development firm Red Cape Revolution and author of Bring Your Superpowers to Work: Your Guide to More Clarity, Confidence & Control. While I have the great fortune to coach and teach business leadership...

Duration:00:09:02

Managing Fast Growth with April Stercula of Flightdocs

9/30/2018
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Flightdocs is one of those booming Bonita businesses you may know nothing about. But you should, because this technology firm that serves the private aviation industry is growing fast. That’s thanks in part to an entrepreneurial mindset, and a $10 million private equity investment that’s rocketing this local company to the top of their industry. In this interview, I talk to Flightdocs chief of staff April Stercula. April and I chat about: Here's my interview with April Stercula, chief of...

Duration:00:22:27