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It’s Great Business, sponsored by: Intracoastal Marketing and Strategy Group. Great Business = Great People! Twice a month join Janice Burg-Levi, a globally known corporate business executive and CEO of Intracoastal Marketing and Strategy Group along with Pete McCormick aka Pete the Producer, digital marketing professional and all-around nice guy, as they interview some of the most inspiring and thought-provoking guests in business. During this short podcast, you will learn how top leaders have realized success in their business and professional lives. Whether you are at the beginning of your business career, at a mid-point and are ready for expansion, thinking about how to pivot to a new chapter or are looking for great career advice and energizing inspiration, this podcast is for you.

Location:

Nanuet, NY

Description:

It’s Great Business, sponsored by: Intracoastal Marketing and Strategy Group. Great Business = Great People! Twice a month join Janice Burg-Levi, a globally known corporate business executive and CEO of Intracoastal Marketing and Strategy Group along with Pete McCormick aka Pete the Producer, digital marketing professional and all-around nice guy, as they interview some of the most inspiring and thought-provoking guests in business. During this short podcast, you will learn how top leaders have realized success in their business and professional lives. Whether you are at the beginning of your business career, at a mid-point and are ready for expansion, thinking about how to pivot to a new chapter or are looking for great career advice and energizing inspiration, this podcast is for you.

Language:

English

Contact:

8456645510


Episodes

Interview with Tim Flaherty

1/29/2024
Our It’s Great Business interview with Tim Flaherty, Global Account Director at NCR provides a thoughtful perspective on careers in sales and business development. Having held top leadership roles at Verizon, Dimension Data, Avaya, Lucent and AT&T, the University of Michigan and Duke University business graduate’s experience offer a personal perspective on how relationship building, and effective communication can create a solid foundation for career growth. During our discussion, Tim shares an important piece of work life balance advice that we may need to be reminded of, “take the time to enjoy what you have achieved as you strive for success.“ Be sure to subscribe to It’s Great Business, available on your favorite streaming platform. If you would like to connect with Tim, he can be reached at tpflaherty57@yahoo.com.

Duration:00:22:20

2023 It's Great Business Year End Episode

12/27/2023
Welcome to the It’s Great Business 2023 year end episode. We hope that you enjoy listening to some of the best advice from real world professionals who are the who’s who across varied industries and geographies. If you would like to hear more from any of the guests we have featured, you can find them on your favorite streaming platform. Thank you for following us and allowing It’s Great Business to come into your life. We so appreciate you. We have plenty of new guests lined up for the new year and as always we welcome your suggestions and feedback. Stay well, stay happy and keep listening in 2024. Happy Holidays and Here’s to an even Happier and Kinder New Year. Guests 2:14 - The Band of Sisters 3:53 - David Shriner-Cahn 5:14 - Jen Sloan 9:41 - Lynn Hazan 11:19 - Chris Clark 15:12 - Bob Goodwin

Duration:00:19:31

Question Corner with David Shriner-Cahn

12/18/2023
As we close out 2023, this week’s Question Corner with David Shriner-Cahn will help you frame your thoughts around business success: Mindset, Relationships, Business Development and Productivity. And don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business on your favorite podcast app. Also be sure to like us on LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram.

Duration:00:02:03

Interview with David Shriner-Cahn

11/28/2023
Our It’s Great Business interview with David Shriner-Cahn, President of Tend Strategic Partners and the host of the business widely recognized podcast Smashing the Plateau is certainly one that that you will want to hear. If you are contemplating becoming an entrepreneur and need some motivation, David’s insights and advice may be the next best step for you. David, a Cornell University and Lafayette College as well as a Fulbright Scholar who attended Technion in Israel provides insights into how to bridge from a corporate career as an engineer to becoming an entrepreneur. During our discussion, Shriner-Cahn shares his personal story about figuring out how he was able to control his own destiny by creating a mission for his business. It was simple, he shares, “to help corporate refugees learn how to do more of what they love and get what they’re worth.” Today, David has achieved his mission through his noteworthy podcast Smashing the Plateau, recognized as a top business podcast by Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc Magazine and by creating a robust entrepreneurial community group that purposely shares strategy and advice to achieve business success. As you listen to David on the It’s Great Business podcast, words like Plan, Cultivate, Community and Connect will be used in the same sentence. So, if you are someone you know is looking for a way to love what you do and get paid what you are worth then be sure to tune into this discussion. And don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business, available on your favorite streaming platform. If you would like to connect with David, he can be reached at smashingtheplateau.com.

Duration:00:19:07

Question Corner with Jen Sloan

11/1/2023
Check out this week’s Question Corner episode of It’s Great Business where our guest Jen Sloan shares with Janice the importance of listening to your inner voice and authenticity and how you can apply it to your professional journey. And don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business on your favorite podcast app. Also, be sure to like us on LinkedIn. X (formerly Twitter) and Instagram.

Duration:00:05:04

Interview with Jen Sloan

10/11/2023
My interview with Jen Sloan is the perfect way to help us as we move from summer to fall. Throughout our discussion, this amazing professional shares the ups and downs of her career and life, describing how her experiences guided her to happiness and success. As you listen, Jen’s calming voice will transform you to a place that opens up your possibilities, suggesting that we become more mindful about what is important. During our discussion, you will learn about how this talented, kind and extremely articulate professional, navigated her career journey from her dream job as a Global Make-up artist for fashion icons like Diane von Furstenberg and Elle Macpherson to becoming a yoga instructor and owner of Om Shanti, an innovative yoga studio located in Jupiter, Florida. In this unique and very personal interview, Jen shares some great advice including how important it is to tune in and just listen to your inner voice. Enjoy! And don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business, available on your favorite streaming platform. If you would like to connect with Jen, she can be reached at omshantiyogaschool.com.

Duration:00:23:44

Question Corner with Chris Clark

9/12/2023
Checkout this week’s Question Corner episode of It’s Great Business where our guest, Chris Clark shares his thoughts with Janice about the importance of knowing your boss’ dashboard -measures of success. And don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business on your favorite podcast app and like us on LinkedIn, x (formerly Twitter) and Instagram.

Duration:00:04:34

Interview with Chris Clark

8/7/2023
When you listen to this week’s episode of It’s Great Business, you will hear from the informative and entertaining Chris Clark. During our discussion, you will learn how Chris seamlessly moved from public relations to media and sales. With career stops that began in Washington DC as a public affairs professional to media roles in NYC which included his role at the prestigious Forbes magazine. Chris’ career journey may be like many of yours-growing with each step on the ladder. Later in his career, Chris became the publisher of NACD directorship magazine and NACD’s Director of Partner Relations. Today, Chris is a Senior Consultant at Stuart Levine & Associates offering board knowledge and expertise to the community through seminars and the firm’s newsletter, Planet Governance. As you listen to our discussion, you are sure to gain some great insights into how remaining nimble and open to new opportunities can lead to discovering one’s passion. You will also hear some great advice that focuses on how having a plan and working the plan can be key to success. And don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business on your favorite podcast app as you will not want to miss this discussion and well as future guests. If you would like to connect with Chris, he can be reached at stuartlevine.com.

Duration:00:25:12

Question Corner with Mike Kelly

7/25/2023
Check out this week’s Question Corner episode of It’s Great Business with Mike Kelly. Mike and Janice share their thoughts on professional success and great people. And don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business on your favorite podcast app and like us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:05:05

Interview with Mike Kelly

7/11/2023
My interview this week is with Mike Kelly, an executive coach, consultant, financial planner, board director and author of “Leaderfluence: Secrets of Leadership Essential to Effectively Leading Yourself and Positively Influencing Others.” During our conversation, the Mars Hill University graduate shares his very personal story-from humble beginnings in North Carolina to a college basketball scholarship which ultimately changed the course of his life. With a business degree in hand, Mike became a successful business professional and executive at Macy’s and Michelin. But early on in his career, he says that he realizes that above all else, he should know himself and find clarity in his own personal mission. Perhaps Mike’s discovery may be yours as well. Mike suggests that we try writing down own personal mission. We hope you enjoy hearing Mike Kelly’s story and don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business, available on your favorite streaming platform. If you would like to connect with Mike as well as obtain a copy of his book, “Leaderfluence: Secrets of Leadership Essential to Effectively Leading Yourself and Positively Influencing Other,” you can reach out to him at his website rightpathenterprises.com or kellyfinancialplanning.com.

Duration:00:20:40

Question Corner with Judith Harrison-Warner

6/27/2023
In this week’s episode of It’s Great Business Question Corner, Judy Warner shares useful tips for business success which includes how we can all be more like Leonardo da Vinci. Curious? Enjoy this episode and don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business on your favorite podcast app and like us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:03:52

Interview with Judith Harrison-Warner

6/2/2023
When you tune into this episode of It’s Great Business with our guest Judy Warner, you will hear how the founder of ComAve, an independent editorial management and advisory firm had the guts, “chutzpa” to ask for what she really wanted. Judy’s story truly demonstrates how determination and getting to a yes can make a difference in a career journey. Moving from her family’s New York State dairy farm to obtaining a BS from Northeastern University’s Journalism program, Judy hit the ground running. Her rich career includes roles at the Boston Globe where she by- lined stories about the infamous three-mile island disaster and the Claus von Bulow trial; serving as the New England Bureau Chief for Adweek magazine and later taking the helm as Chief of Directorship Magazine for the National Association for Corporate Directors, an organization which focuses on corporate governance for board directors and boards. When you listen to this episode, Judy shares with you the key to her success and most likely yours- “like yourself and like what you do.” If you would like to connect with Judy, she can be reached on LinkedIn. And be sure to like and subscribe to It’s Great Business on your favorite podcast app as, you will not want to miss this discussion as well as future guests.

Duration:00:21:55

Question Corner with Bob Goodwin

5/3/2023
In this week’s It’s Great Business Question Corner, Bob Goodwin shares some useful job search tips that he calls “Making Your Own Weather. He also pulls back the curtain, providing the meaning behind the inspiring pneumonic KEEL. Enjoy this episode and don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business on your favorite podcast app and like us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:04:28

Interview with Bob Goodwin

4/26/2023
In today’s challenging career market, you need someone to help guide you through the process of a job search. This week’s guest on It’s Great Business is Bob Goodwin, founder of Career Club, an organization that helps people who are in job transition. A finance graduate of the University of Tennessee, Bob’s career foundation began in sales at Xerox. And as he says, “if you can sell copiers, you can sell anything.” Throughout his career, Bob was known as a networker and connector. During our informative chat, Bob will share with you his personal journey which culminated in the creation of his company, Career Connections. Working with both employers for outplacement as well as directly with job seekers, Career Connection provides B2B sales and marketing expertise to help with job transition. When you tune in to our discussion, you will hear tips on how to manage your search from lead generation to funnel management as well as how to think about your personal brand. Be sure to subscribe to It’s Great Business, available on your favorite streaming platform. If you would like to connect with Bob and find out more about Career Club’s career coaching, community, the online job search course and their CRM platform, he can be reached at career.club or bob@career.club.

Duration:00:29:06

Question Corner with Jim Kerr

4/7/2023
If you are currently on a job search or a career change, you will want to hear Jim Kerr’s practical advice about culture and leaders. And don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business on your favorite podcast app and be sure to like us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

Duration:00:02:17

Interview with Jim Kerr

3/30/2023
During this week’s It’s Great Business, Jim Kerr a global communications and public relations executive for Fortune 500 companies Unisys and FIS, shares his amazing and very relatable career story. The Temple University English Literature graduate’s personal story highlights how finding “the journey within” is possible. In fact, he details how it led him to back to what he was meant to do, being a full-time writer and blogger. Throughout our chat, Jim shares his career perspectives from corporate executive to writer--which began the day he lost his job. As he describes, “I just starting walking home…21 plus miles later, the journey to self-reflection enabled him to “see” what was really important.” Realizing that he was not alone with unfulfilled feelings, Jim decided to share, writing The Long Walk Home: How I lost My Job as a Corporate Remora Fish and Rediscovered My Life’s Purpose. As you listen to this inspiring podcast discussion, I hope that you begin to really think about what makes you fulfilled, what brings you joy, “what lights you up.” Jim also writes regularly for HumbleDollar and on his blog peaceableman.com. Be sure to subscribe to It’s Great Business, available on your favorite streaming platform. If you would like to connect with Jim he can be reached at jamesbriankerr@gmail.com. To purchase The Long Walk Home, click here.

Duration:00:23:21

Question Corner with Bob Carignan

3/20/2023
Nothing better than a career search tip from Bob Carignan, a Korn Ferry recruiter. Check out question corner this week, it will be time well spent. And don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business on your favorite podcast app and like us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration:00:05:34

Interview with Bob Carignan

3/5/2023
This week our featured guest on It’s Great Business is Bob Carignan, Executive Senior Partner of the Lucas Group, a Korn Ferry company. In our informative conversation you learn more about the role of the executive placement professional and hear how this accomplished sales and marketing leader became a Top 10 recruiter. During our conversation, Bob shares his journey which began as an undergrad at Florida State University and then on to the University of Maryland where he received an MBA. Today, Bob’s role as a talent recruiter enables him to help clients and candidates achieve business and career aspirations. He is known for his focus on identifying high level talent who often become the catalyst for improving an organization’s financial success. During our lively conversation, Bob shares some great tips along with a work/life philosophy of focusing on small wins and enjoying the journey. If you are one of the many professionals looking to raise your career game and stay challenged, you will not want to miss this episode. And be sure to subscribe to It’s Great Business, available on your favorite streaming platform. If you would like to connect with Bob, he can be reached at bob.carignan@kornferry.com.

Duration:00:23:26

Interview with The Band of Sisters Part Two

2/12/2023
Be sure to check out Part 2 of our It’s Great Business podcast discussion with Angelique Bellmer Krembs, Katie Lacy, and Cie Nicholson, three members of the Band of Sisters- Pepsi alumnae and change makers helping all of us tackle gender bias in the workplace. During this second half of our personal discussion, we get to know the sisters even better as they provide additional tips and advice including a perspective that you need more than a mentor, you need a sponsor. You will also learn how to navigate the “Great Idea Greg” challenge. And don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business on your favorite podcast app. if you missed part 1 of our interview, you may want to check it out as well as insights and guidance from past and future guests. To connect with the Band of Sisters and purchase You Should Smile More: How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace, their website is thebandofsisters.com.

Duration:00:24:51

Interview with The Band of Sisters

1/31/2023
Listen, Learn and Laugh when you tune into this episode of It’s Great Business with Angelique Bellmer Krembs, Katie Lacy, and Cie Nicholson, 3 members of the Band of Sisters, a talented group of Pepsi alumnae and change makers who have seen it all, from the bottom rung to the board room. Each of these amazing professionals’ bios include undergrad and grad work at the University of Virginia, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Georgetown University and Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. And if that is not impressive enough, they have held leadership roles in more than 29 industries, serving in the C -suite at companies including the NFL, Keurig, Equinox, ESPN, BlackRock. Today, many of them serve in Boardrooms as Industry Advisors and as Exec Coaches. During Part 1 of our lively discussion, Angelique, Katie and Cie share their perspectives and advice for you on how to tackle gender bias in the workplace. They provide great advice from new their book, You Should Smile More: How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace along with some unique counsel on how to create and build long lasting business relationships eg. create a list of 10 people who you would call if you got fired tomorrow. They also share how to deal with challenging and quite common office scenarios like, Who’s the New Girl? Susan, Will you Take Notes and one of my favorites, The Cellophane Standoff. And don’t forget to subscribe to It’s Great Business on your favorite podcast app as you will not want to miss Part 2 of the discussion and of course, gain insights and guidance from future guests. If you would like to connect with the Band of Sisters and purchase You Should Smile More: How to Dismantle Gender Bias in the Workplace, their website is thebandofsisters.com.

Duration:00:33:30