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Identifying Your Needs Before You Hire with Sasha Laghonh

One of the many challenges a company faces when they begin the hiring and recruiting process, is understanding the true needs they have. We often times looked at things that we want and try to figure out what’s going to fit into those wants, but rarely do we take a step back and look at what we actually need in order to make a successful hire. Typically a company will bring in someone to fill the space that they want to fill. After three months, six months of being on the job, they discover...


The Power of Networking with SJ Barakony

This week on the Employer Blueprint Podcast, we will be talking with SJ Barakony about the power of networking in our business. We have all been through it, there are 1 million different networking events available. Some are formal and others are informal. Often networking meetings are available to those that sign up as members for a fee, and others are community driven by way of a non profit or local chamber. For some people, the idea of attending an event where they are able to work a room...


Invest In Your Leadership Skills with Charmaine Hammond

Thank you or joining us on the Employer Blueprint Podcast and this week we are proud to present Charmaine Hammond. Charmaine is an Expert in Workplace Communication, Collaboration and Conflict Resolution, a Keynote Speaker, and a Trainer. Her list of certifications are impressive, as Charmaine is a Certified Speaking Professional, a TEC Canada Approved Speaker, and she also has a Master’s of Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University. As an expert in conflict resolution,...


Delegating While Scaling Your Business with Robert Kandell

The Employer Blueprint Podcast is proud to present the Principal of Kandell Consulting, Speaker, and Author of unHIDDEN: A Book for Men & Those Confused by Them, Robert Kandell. Robert in an interpersonal communication expert who’s “mission has been to help people find themselves and use their internal power to live their best lives.” ~ quoted from Robert’s LinkedIN profile because it was well stated. As Robert explains in this episode of the Employer Blueprint Podcast, he was able to start...


Keeping Your Personality In Your Business with Ken Greene

Today’s guest on the Employer Blueprint Podcast is the Founder of Greene Finance and Insurance, Ken Greene. Before starting Greene Finance and Insurance, Ken worked as an engineer and had a plan of retiring when he was thirty years old. At 33 years of age, Ken did just that, and had done really well for himself. Ken had a house with 40 acres he owned outright, as well as a portfolio of investments. Just like everyone else though, Ken experienced 2008 during the U.S. Great Recession. Ken had...


Re-Defining Your Brand with CEO of Your Brand by Design, Amber Griffiths

Thank you for joining us on the new Employer Blueprint podcast, formally known as Business Playmakers, and hosted by Kyle Gorman. This episode of Employer Blueprint is special and not just because it is the first. As most of you who have listened to the Business Playmakers podcast know, Kyle has recently taken his companies through a re-branding and name change. Kyle thought it would be fitting for the first episode after the name change of the podcast to feature a branding expert. This...


Kyle Gorman with a special announcement interviewed by Dedrick Jackson, EP 83

Business Playmakers podcast is excited to make a special announcement! In this episode, Business Playmakers host Kyle Gorman will be interviewed by Dedrick Jackson, where Kyle will talk about his multiple companies, and the future of Business Playmakers podcast. You don’t want to miss this, and don’t be alarmed, it is good news and a much needed change. Enjoy and please subscribe so you don’t miss any new episodes going forward.


Leading In Your Community with Kirk Kirkpatrick, EP 82

~Message from Kyle Gorman As leaders in our business I think it’s also important that we become leaders in our community. It’s important to find ways to give back and be a part of our community. Whether you are in a small market or large market, there are ways to get involved by way of organizations that need help and support, and it is important to be an advocate in the community for those organizations. On today’s episode I had a great time sitting down with a gentleman named Kirk...


Building a Solid Team with Candice Bakx-Friesen, EP 81

~Intro Message from Kyle Gorman. How do we know the right people to bring into our business. As we continue to grow sometimes it can become a real challenge to determine what the next step would look like from a personal perspective. We know we need to add some people in our business, we know we need to hire someone, but we have to figure out who that might be. One of the big mistakes that we find a lot of business owners making is when they tried to hire someone just like themselves....


EP 80, Gregory Gray

Introduction message from the host of Business Playmakers podcast, Kyle Gorman. ~I am often asked whether we should be using personality assessments, such as Myers Briggs, in the hiring process and in hiring decisions. My belief is that it should not be a primary tool to be used in the hiring decision, but it is a great way to understand how to coach, manage, and communicate to someone you bring into your organization. There is an incredible value in understanding the personality of someone...


EP 79, Robby Marlow

Business Playmakers podcast is exited to bring you the Co Founder and President at Delta Life Franchising, and Radio Host at Texas Franchise Radio, Robby Marlow. Robby had his first experience as an entrepreneur as a 12 year old who convinced his dad to buy him as CD burner. Robby would download songs from Napster, and burn CD’s of multiple songs so he could take them to school and sell them. Robby’s father was an engineer, so he went to school to be an engineer, and at 24 he found himself...


EP 78, Outsourcing Your Workforce with Naresh Vissa

The Business Playmakers podcast is proud to present the Founder and CEO of Krish Media and Marketing, Naresh Vissa. In the area of experience, Naresh has accomplished so much. From working in advertising and operations for two big sports franchises, the Houston Astros and the Houston Rockets, to being a Finance Analyst at JP Morgan Chase, and a Director of Radio Podcasts and Media Strategy with Stansberry and Associates. All of these key positions are what led Naresh to start Krish Media...


EP 77, Tomas Keenan, Co Founder and CEO of Top Class Installations

Business Playmakers podcast is excited to present Tomas Keenan, Co Founder and CEO of Top Class Installations. At a young age, Tomas fell in love with the installation, and fabrication of custom car audio. Tomas decided he knew more about the car audio business than the people he worked for, so he chose to start his own business, Exquisite Mobile Electronics Inc., which he ran for 5 years. As technology advanced, Tomas found that many vehicles were coming from the factory with better quality...


EP 76, Cameron Herold

Business Playmakers podcast is proud to present the Founder of the COO Alliance, and the Second In Command Podcast, Cameron Herold. Cameron is known everywhere as the CEO Whisperer, and has been highly renowned for his ability to lead leaders. Cameron’s story starts much earlier as his own father raised him to be an entrepreneur. By 21, Cameron had started a business and had more than 12 full time employees working for him, and had coached 120 entrepreneurs by the time he was 20 years old....


EP 75, Kyle Gorman Presenting the 4 Walls of Management Part 3 of 3

Welcome to part three of a special presentation of Business Playmakers podcast where we present The Four Walls of Management by Kyle Gorman. First thing, we want to remind you to subscribe and leave a review for the podcast. If you haven’t listened to the the last three weeks, be sure to listen to part 1 and 2 before checking out part 3 in this three part series. In part one Kyle talks about building a Foundation for your walls to stand on. Part two focused on Defining clear expectations...


EP 74, Kyle Gorman Presenting the 4 Walls of Management Part 2 of 3

Business Playmakers podcast is excited to present Kyle Gorman in part two of this three part series. Kyle speaks at a live event where he delivers a powerful message about the 4 Walls of Management. Last week after a short introduction, Kyle spoke about the importance of creating a Foundation. This week you will hear part two of the three part series where Kyle will speak about creating Definition with your team so they have clear guide lines to work by. Kyle follows that up by talking about...


EP 73, Kyle Gorman Presenting the 4 Walls of Management Part 1 of 3

Thank you for tuning in to this weeks Business Playmakers podcast. For the next three weeks we will be sharing a series from a live Coaching/ Speaking engagement Kyle recently delivered called the 4 Walls of Management. The first of this series is an introduction and Foundation. In this presentation Kyle explains the importance of making sure your Foundation is in place before implementing the 4 Walls. Enjoy and be sure to tune in the next two weeks for the remainder of this three part...


EP 72, David Feinman

Business Playmakers podcast is proud to present the Owner and CEO of Viral Ideas, LLC and C-Founder of Flixation, David Feinman. David started his first company in high school and another in college before starting Viral Ideas. While helping other businesses, David and his business partner noticed a need in the digital marketing space related to videos and how they are used online. David and his business partner now help businesses in multiple industries with video production, on demand...


EP 71, Ann and Mark Lackey

Business Playmakers is proud to present the founders of Hire Smart VAs, Ann and Mark Lackey. Ann and Mark were both outside sales reps for many years and part of group that shared business leads. During that time, one of the members of the group became sick and couldn’t work. They were commission sales people so if someone didn’t work, they didn’t get paid. This caused a sudden reality check with Mark and Ann, and they began to think about how they would support their family if one of them...


EP 70, Malcolm Bryant

Business Playmakers is honored to re-release an early episode of the Business Playmakers podcast featuring Malcolm Bryant, in honor of his recent induction into the Business Hall of Fame, by Junior Achievement of Western Kentucky. You will find in today’s episode that the Hall of Fame induction is very well deserved for an entrepreneur who is known for being analytical, conscious of others thoughts and feelings, as well as being a very people-centric. The knowledge he shares with the...