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Welcome to 'Doing it Right: The Stories that Make Us', hosted by author and national news contributor Valerie Sokolosky. On the show, you'll hear fascinating stories from successful leaders who have lived life "doing it right", the journey to becoming a leader, and personal experiences that formed their character, drive, impact, and influence. Their stories of authenticity will inspire you!

Welcome to 'Doing it Right: The Stories that Make Us', hosted by author and national news contributor Valerie Sokolosky. On the show, you'll hear fascinating stories from successful leaders who have lived life "doing it right", the journey to becoming a leader, and personal experiences that formed their character, drive, impact, and influence. Their stories of authenticity will inspire you!
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Welcome to 'Doing it Right: The Stories that Make Us', hosted by author and national news contributor Valerie Sokolosky. On the show, you'll hear fascinating stories from successful leaders who have lived life "doing it right", the journey to becoming a leader, and personal experiences that formed their character, drive, impact, and influence. Their stories of authenticity will inspire you!

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Episodes

If You’re Not a WBE – You Should Be! - Ep.15

1/15/2019
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Are you a woman-owned business? Then you should know about Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. Listen to three women who are instrumental in starting and running this DC based organization. Pam Eason, Debbie Hurst and Cheryl Stevens are legacy leaders dedicated to helping women grow their businesses by gaining access to major corporations. Their...

Duration:00:32:57

How Do You See Opportunity through Your Own Eyes? Open Them! - Ep.14

1/8/2019
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For someone who didn’t have the same opportunities as granted to others, Todd Williams had mentors who told him about doors he could open when he had no idea there were even doors there. As The Commit Partnership's CEO & Chairman, Todd is now in a position to help transform education that impacts the future of underprivileged children and raises the quality of their lives. Take notes as you listen to Todd impress upon us why he believes that life is more about significance than success.

Duration:00:29:07

Lobbying – Do lobbyists have too much influence? - Ep.13

1/1/2019
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As a lobbyist for 30 years, Mary Jackson’s job has been to gain an audience with legislators in order to influence and enlighten their thinking that might affect the industry she represents. Do lobbyists get a bad rap? Listen as she explains the services they provide and how she has remained a person of integrity who is definitely “doing it right.”

Duration:00:31:41

Lessons from Building Model Trains: Don’t let perfection steal your joy - Ep.12

12/25/2018
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Building model trains are all about the details, the enjoyment of the journey, and the satisfaction of doing something your way. The finished result may not be perfect, but it must be good. LaMonte Thomas' enthusiasm for trains influenced his enthusiasm for work. Listen to how he stays on track by caring for people, hearing their stories, and showing compassion.

Duration:00:28:35

When customer service matters! Or not. - Ep. 11

12/17/2018
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Lighting is the business. Bringing light into her company is Debbie’s purpose. As Oncor Electric’s Chief Customer Officer and SVP-HR, Debbie Dennis has created exceptional customer service that connects people and communities. It is her belief that anyone can influence others. Listen as she shares what makes a good influencer & how to coach employees to success.

Duration:00:35:36

Women Want To Be Treated Equally...Not Identically™ - Ep. 10

12/17/2018
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Remembering from age 6, Judy Hoberman heard messages like, “girls don’t do this,” or “girls don’t do that.” That led her to become an advocate for women in leadership as she speaks and writes on how to be treated equally, not identically. To receive Valerie's Voice free monthly Leadership Tips and to learn more about her leadership programs and coaching, visit her website: valerieandcompany.com.

Duration:00:31:42

Horses for Healing, Teresa Pool: Ep. 9

12/4/2018
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Do you have chronic pain? Listen to how Master Coach, Teresa Pool, uses horses for healing. She believes her role as an established executive coach is to give back, plant seeds, and impact the lives of 10,000 people! That’s right..10,000! Learn how she uses horses to coach people looking to create a new relationship with chronic pain.

Duration:00:31:30

Keep Learning- Ep. 8

11/27/2018
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Do you know anyone who has read over 500 books? Then, meet Book Synopsis Guru Randy Mayeux! Tune in to this week's podcast to learn all about deep reading, the @First Friday Book Synopsis Fan Page and Randy's TPV's!

Duration:00:32:33

The Hodges Brothers : Ep.7

11/20/2018
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What is it like to run a successful family business for almost 30 years? The Hodges brothers run a large family-owned investment management firm in Dallas, TX and they've made a name for themselves after going where others fear to tread. Tune in to find out the brothers' insightful TPVs ! To receive Valerie's Voice free monthly Leadership Tips and to learn more about her leadership programs and coaching, visit her website: valerieandcompany.com.

Duration:00:42:58

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, Tom Landis - Ep.6

11/13/2018
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alerie interviews Tom Landis, owner of Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, Dallas. Tom Landis is not your average businessman. Tom has extensive experience in the restaurant business but wanted to make a difference and solve two of the industry's biggest problems: high employee turnover and customer service. He did just that by founding Howdy Homemade Icecream, a store that hires special needs workers. Discover how the Businessman is breaking stereotypes one 'scoop' at a time.

Duration:00:31:10

The L Group - Ep.5

11/6/2018
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Lee and Julie Colan are part of the 1.4 million businesses in the U.S. run by a husband and wife team! For over 20 years they have been successfully equipping and inspiring leaders at every level, all while writing 15 books and raising three children. What is it like to be in business with your spouse and actually do it right? Learn more about The L Group: https://www.thelgroup.com/ To receive Valerie's Voice free monthly Leadership Tips and to learn more about her leadership programs and...

Duration:00:24:58

Pure Grit - Ep. 4

10/30/2018
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With pure grit, Heather helped Energy Future Holdings plow through the largest bankruptcies ever in the U.S. while calming the waters for her and her team to make the process as smooth as possible. Now, Vistra has emerged as a stronger leader in the industry. She’s found success through failures and leads by the values and wisdom instilled by her upbringing. How was she able to do lead through such a trying time? Listen in for her teachable points of view that guide her journey. To receive...

Duration:00:26:50

Helping Single Moms with Chris Coffman - Ep.3

10/23/2018
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Chris Coffman sits down with Valerie to open up about his leadership journey from being a Minister, to founding a life-changing organization called 'Helping Hands for Single Moms' in Phoenix, AZ in 2002. Since then, Coffman also expanded the program to Dallas, TX and soon he plans to take the organization nationwide. . Michelle discusses her own empowerment journey after taking part in the organization's program, and how she went from a 'broken mom with no direction', to finding her call, to...

Duration:00:30:13

Steve Sosland, CPO at HSC - Ep. 2

10/16/2018
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On this episode, Valerie sits down with Steve Sosland, CPO at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (HSC) to talk about leadership, company culture and the 'art of disrupting' company processes. Grab your pen and paper and take notes on Steve's Teachable Points on View!

Duration:00:33:16

Trisha Cunningham from North Texas Food Bank - Ep. 1

10/9/2018
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risha Cunningham and her team at North Texas Food Bank give 190,000 nutritious meals to the chronically hungry every day. Her goal is to reach 92 million meals by 2025. What drives her? And how did she move from her executive role in a Fortune 500 company to leading this $120Million non-profit organization? Learn how her servant spirit was instilled from an early age.

Duration:00:37:27