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About: Welcome to Leading Prosperity, a CEO Success and Wealth Podcast. This podcast provides insights, information, and inspiration to help CEOs of mid-market firms of $10MM to $1Bn be better CEOs, increase the value of their companies, create more prosperity for their teams and community, and build generational wealth. The program achieves this through interviews with successful CEOs, thought leaders, and top professionals serving mid-market companies. The program focuses on topics that will help mid-market company CEOs (as well as those aspiring to be) build great companies and create more prosperity for everyone. Topics will include: culture, team effectiveness, leadership, industry trends, growth opportunities, compensation, succession, company valuation, execution of strategy, and how to build generational wealth. The show is hosted by Gary Covert, founder of Gary Covert Consulting and partner in Lodestone Energy Partners. Gary Covert Consulting acts as an advisor to CEOs and their senior leadership teams. Lodestone Energy Partners is a private equity firm that assists accredited investors and high net worth individuals diversify their portfolios with West Texas oil and gas legacy wells and minerals. Sponsored by: · Silverleaf Travel…luxury travel experience design and planning · Lodestone Energy Partners…West Texas Oil & Gas passive cashflow

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About: Welcome to Leading Prosperity, a CEO Success and Wealth Podcast. This podcast provides insights, information, and inspiration to help CEOs of mid-market firms of $10MM to $1Bn be better CEOs, increase the value of their companies, create more prosperity for their teams and community, and build generational wealth. The program achieves this through interviews with successful CEOs, thought leaders, and top professionals serving mid-market companies. The program focuses on topics that will help mid-market company CEOs (as well as those aspiring to be) build great companies and create more prosperity for everyone. Topics will include: culture, team effectiveness, leadership, industry trends, growth opportunities, compensation, succession, company valuation, execution of strategy, and how to build generational wealth. The show is hosted by Gary Covert, founder of Gary Covert Consulting and partner in Lodestone Energy Partners. Gary Covert Consulting acts as an advisor to CEOs and their senior leadership teams. Lodestone Energy Partners is a private equity firm that assists accredited investors and high net worth individuals diversify their portfolios with West Texas oil and gas legacy wells and minerals. Sponsored by: · Silverleaf Travel…luxury travel experience design and planning · Lodestone Energy Partners…West Texas Oil & Gas passive cashflow

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English


Episodes

Leveraging Assessments for Leadership and Team Success

2/21/2024
In this insightful episode of Leading Prosperity, Gary Covert sits with Dr. Dan Harrison to unravel the complex world of leadership assessments. Dr. Harrison rates leadership as pivotal, advocating for a balanced approach to growth across all facets of life, borrowing from his affinity for traditional Chinese wisdom. Vacations and values take on new depth with Dr. Harrison, as he stresses the significance of authenticity and adaptability in leadership roles. He delves into the art of nurturing a positive culture, where recognizing individual intentions is key to a thriving business. As they explore Harrison assessments, they shed light on how tailored evaluations can revolutionize employee engagement and retention while stressing the significance of balancing strengths to circumvent leadership pitfalls. Don't miss the insights in this episode that could transform your perspective on leadership. Tune in to discover how assessments can be your gateway to fostering a resilient and prosperous organizational culture.

Duration:00:40:05

Creating Culture and Connection

2/20/2024
In an inspiring episode of "Leading Prosperity," Gary Covert talks with Julie Peterson-Klein about Bell Bank's remarkable culture, driven by human connections and a 'pay it forward' ethos. They explore how authentic relationships and storytelling fuel a compassionate workplace where every employee shines as a 'chief culture officer.' Julie's dedication to personal recognition, aligning core values with business, and the crucial role of culture in hiring are central themes. As Chief of Staff & EVP | Chief Culture Officer, Julie Peterson Klein leads the mission of Happy Employees! Happy Customers! She inspires passion in Bell team members to live the company’s values of promoting a family atmosphere, providing unequalled personal service, and paying it forward by giving back to the community. Julie has 30 years of banking and leadership experience, the past 25 with Bell, where she leads the company culture for the company’s 2000 team members. Julie was instrumental in implementing Bell’s Pay It Forward program, which has given over $28 million to date. Her role includes encouraging employee mentorship, empowering employees to lead in community service, and ensuring team members are recognized for employment anniversaries, personal milestones and outstanding service. Julie created the bank’s How Bell of You program to recognize acts of exceptional kindness; the top nominees each year are honored with Bell Value Awards. Julie’s drive to bring her best every day inspires everyone around her. Julie is a certified senior professional in human resources. She is Bell’s United Way coordinator and a Key Club member. Julie currently serves on the boards of TEDxFargo and The Fargo Theatre. Julie is a dedicated career woman, wife and mother of three children, Ava, Lola and Cruz. Celebrating the power of passion and the impact of small, continuous efforts, Julie shares the secret sauce to Bell Bank's 25-year success story: putting people first, and why loving where you work matters deeply. Don't miss this transformative conversation on creating a thriving company culture. Tune in to "Leading Prosperity" for invaluable insights that could change your leadership style forever! Pay It Forward Videos – Tomorrow Needs You Keeping The Faith: Pay It Forward 2023 We Love Lucy: Pay It Forward 2023 Dare 2 Stand Out

Duration:00:30:44

Innovation and Lessons from Hospitality

1/30/2024
In a dynamic episode of "Leading Prosperity," Gary Covert sits down with growth maestro Chris Ciavarra to dissect the art of innovation in business. Chris highlights the importance of testing market ideas, leveraging customer feedback, and tailoring questions to demographics. He stresses the need for product, sales, and marketing harmony to create mental equity with customers. For Chris, delegating innovation and embedding the search for quality improvement at all organizational levels is key. He underscores the balance of innovation types and the strategic allocation of resources to each. Creating a brand promise that resonates with the customer experience is paramount, focusing on customer-oriented strategies and positive customer service interactions. With insights on fostering a culture of innovation and the critical role employees play in delivering value, this talk is a treasure trove for any business aiming to thrive. Don't miss out on these invaluable strategies for growth — tune in to "Leading Prosperity" for inspiration and actionable advice that could redefine your approach to business success.

Duration:00:46:06

Building Legacies with Craig McCrory

1/25/2024
In this enlightening episode of "Leading Prosperity," Gary Covert delves deep with Craig McCrory into the art of building generational wealth. McCrory spots the risks of fleeting investments and champions the prudent approach: long-term savings, diversification, and avoiding the allure of "shiny objects." The conversation sprouts into the significance of travel and experiential learning, highlighting Egypt as a profound family journey. Family dynamics in wealth management are examined, with McCrory advocating for concise communication and collaborative planning. As Chief Investment Officer, he shares insights into assembling a dream team for financial success and underscores the power of strategic giving. With today’s pandemic-shifting priorities, he nudges us to embrace change, employing video comms for dispersed teams and recording lasting family messages. Don't miss this episode, where wealth meets wisdom and life’s treasures span beyond the balance sheet. Tune in for inspiration on fostering prosperity for today and legacies for tomorrow—because leading a rich life is about more than just riches.

Duration:00:37:25

Billionaire Mindset Strategies

1/16/2024
In this enlightening episode of Leading Prosperity, Richard Wilson, CEO of the Family Office Club, dives deep into the sophisticated realm of family offices. He demystifies how these entities serve as tailored wealth management solutions for the ultra-wealthy, revealing strategies like leveraging networks and expertise for capital growth. With a philosophy of avoiding mediocrity, Richard underscores the value of excellence and optimism in building a positive culture. He shares personal productivity hacks, including his use of a laminated one-pager for goal tracking and admiration for figures like David Goggins and Michael Jordan. Gary Covert and Richard engage in a lively discussion on the nuances of work-life integration, with Richard candidly sharing his journey of writing a book on Speed of Implementation and his long-term Pantheon thinking. The episode is peppered with actionable insights for CEOs and notable advice from Richard's experiences. Hungry for more wisdom on excellence and wealth management? Tune in to Richard Wilson’s episode on Leading Prosperity, where going beyond the average is the key to prosperity. Don't miss out on these riveting insights, exclusive only on our podcast!

Duration:00:36:00

Oil Money Unveiled: The Working of an Oil Field

1/15/2024
In the latest episode of "Leading Prosperity," Gary Covert sits down with industry expert Barry Portman to delve deep into the inner workings of the oil and gas industry. From understanding the production process to exploring the financial benefits, Barry brings his 25 years of experience to the table. Tune in as they discuss the intricacies of oil field operations, surprising answers to common questions, and the value of oil and gas assets. Whether you're a seasoned pro or curious about this thriving industry, this episode will leave you informed and intrigued. Don't miss out on this enlightening and thought-provoking conversation.

Duration:00:35:46

Unleashing Marketing Potential

1/11/2024
In this episode of "Leading Prosperity," marketing coach Tim Parkin shares powerful insights with host Gary Covert. Tim dives deep into the misconceptions surrounding marketing and emphasizes its fundamental role in generating revenue and results. CEOs can benefit from understanding marketing leaders' perspectives and the importance of honest feedback, even when things aren't going well. Tim delves into the value of branding, building existing customer relationships, and the need for creative idea generation. They discuss effective web presence, leveraging content creators, and the importance of testing and learning from data. Don't miss this episode to uncover essential marketing strategies and debunk common marketing myths. Tune in to "Leading Prosperity" with guest Tim Parkin now!

Duration:00:42:50

Grant Cardone: 10x Rule with Doug Caris

1/11/2024

Duration:00:44:47

Building Prosperity: The Power of Collaboration in Construction

12/8/2023
In this episode of Leading Prosperity, Gary Covert sits down with construction expert Andrea Piering, the project manager and partner at Sun State Builders. Andrea shares valuable insights into the construction industry, highlighting the differences between the traditional design-bid-build process and the more collaborative design-build approach. We learn how Sun State Builders brings their 50 years of experience to the table, prioritizing efficient design and outstanding customer service. Andrea also discusses the challenges of the current construction landscape, from supply chain issues to long lead times for materials. Listen in as Andrea Piering shares her expertise and offers valuable advice for achieving success in the construction industry. Don't miss this episode of "Leading Prosperity" for a deep dive into the world of construction and how to navigate the challenges to build a prosperous future.

Duration:00:40:37

From Basketball Court to Boardroom

12/8/2023
In this episode of Leading Prosperity, Gary Covert sits down with guest Jeff Golner, the CEO of STEM Sports. Golner shares his journey of taking over a struggling company and growing it into a successful organization focused on incorporating physical activity into STEM education. He emphasizes the importance of teamwork, vulnerability, and inclusivity in company operations. Golner also reflects on his personal and professional growth, highlighting the lessons he has learned along the way. In addition, he discusses the challenges faced by his company, such as the COVID pandemic and financial pressures. This engaging conversation offers valuable insights into the intersection of sports, education, and entrepreneurship. Tune in to hear Golner's inspiring story and discover the ways in which STEM Sports is making a difference in the lives of students and educators.

Duration:00:38:44

Leading the Digital Shift

11/30/2023
On this episode of Leading Prosperity, Gary Covert dives into the world of digital transformation with special guest Monique Mason-Porras. They explore the importance of embracing technology and fostering a culture of innovation. From AI advancements to recruiting strategies, Monique shares insights on how CEOs can stay ahead in this digital age. They emphasize the need for authenticity, vulnerability, and putting people first in leadership. This episode also delves into the intersection of purpose-driven missions, community work, and business strategies. Discover the power of agile decision-making, breaking down silos, and fostering collaboration. Tune in to gain valuable insights and explore the keys to leading prosperity.

Duration:00:39:40

Leading Growth in Construction Services

10/23/2023
In this episode of Leading Prosperity, Gary Covert sits down with Doug Caris, CEO of Arizona Painting Company, to discuss his journey in the world of acquisitions and leadership. From completing three successful acquisitions in the past year to implementing win-win strategies, Doug shares valuable insights on finding leads, scaling a business, and crafting a clear vision. With a focus on personal growth and team development, Doug emphasizes the importance of effective communication and continuous improvement. Tune in to this episode to gain wisdom from a CEO who has successfully navigated the challenges and opportunities of growing a midmarket company. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best and unlock the potential for prosperity in your own leadership journey.

Duration:00:33:29

Team Building and Growth at Arizona Fireplaces

10/23/2023
In this episode of Leading Prosperity, Gary Covert sits down with Keith Richardson, President of Arizona Fireplaces, to discuss the keys to building and maintaining a successful family business. Keith shares his journey from humble beginnings in the distribution industry to leading a thriving company with 380 employees. Keith's dedication to reducing risk and reinvesting in the business, coupled with his emphasis on surrounding himself with the right people, has been instrumental in Arizona Fireplaces' success. He believes in giving credit where it's due and highlights the importance of recognizing the contributions of employees. The conversation delves into the challenges of working with family, as Keith shares the difficulties and benefits of building a company alongside his father. They discuss the need for effective communication, decision-making, and a shared guiding principle to navigate disagreements and ensure the success of the family business. Team building activities play a significant role in Arizona Fireplaces' positive culture, with events like chili cook-offs, costume contests, and even a hilarious game involving toilet paper. Keith reveals how these activities have fostered camaraderie, improved retention rates, and enhanced relationships with customers. Tune in to this episode of Leading Prosperity to gain valuable insights from Keith Richardson's experience in building a successful family business and discover the strategies that can help you create a thriving company culture.

Duration:00:47:13

Maximizing ROI: Strategic Execution

10/23/2023
In this episode of Leading Prosperity, host Gary Covert sits down with renowned CEO and author Lee Benson to uncover the secrets of creating exceptional results in organizations. Lee shares his insights on strategic initiatives, aligning teams, and the power of intentional culture. He emphasizes the need to prioritize the top initiatives that create the most value, rather than getting caught up in doing multiple things at once. Lee's wealth of experience in running successful companies and his belief in the importance of driving results shines through as he shares his wisdom on creating value, aligning teams, and maintaining a culture of accountability. If you want to learn how to take your organization to the next level and increase its value, this is an episode you can't afford to miss. Tune in to Leading Prosperity and discover how to lead with intention and drive prosperity in your organization.

Duration:00:36:50

Technology and Philanthropy in Education

10/23/2023
In this episode of Leading Prosperity, Gary Covert sits down with Erez Pikar, CEO of Bluum, North America's largest education technology provider, to discuss Erez's journey in supporting education and improving learning outcomes. Erez shares his passion for charities focused on education and how his company is actively involved in multiple initiatives. He emphasizes the importance of listening as a CEO and creating a culture that encourages challenge and growth. Erez also dives into the strategy and challenges of acquisitions, highlighting the significance of cultural fit and people integration. With insights on risk-taking and failure, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on education, this episode will inspire and educate listeners on the power of technology in classrooms and the pursuit of better learning outcomes. Tune in to gain valuable insights from Erez Pikar on leading with purpose and fostering prosperity through education.

Duration:00:34:54

Personalized Communication at Scale

10/23/2023
In this episode of the Leading Prosperity podcast, Gary Covert sits down with David Wachs, the CEO of Handwrytten, a trailblazing company in the digital age that uses robots to create personalized handwritten notes. David believes in empowering his team by giving them space to work without micromanaging, an approach that has yielded impressive results. From their experience at a previous company to their current venture, David emphasizes the importance of autonomy while staying on top of things through weekly meetings. Handwrytten, with its army of pen-wielding robots, has revolutionized the art of personal communication, cutting through the digital noise and leaving a lasting impression on clients. David's passion for making customers feel valued and appreciated is evident, and the impact of handwritten notes on businesses cannot be understated. Join Gary and David as they delve into the power of personal touch, the benefits of autonomy, and the journey of creating a one-of-a-kind company. Tune in to this captivating episode of Leading Prosperity to discover how the art of handwriting can lead to prosperity in your own business and life.

Duration:00:33:55

CEO Wisdom: Building Lasting Success

10/23/2023
In this episode of Leading Prosperity, Gary Covert sits down with Dave Crawford, a seasoned CEO in the construction industry. They delve into the strategies and principles that have driven Dave's success and how he navigates the complex world of construction. They emphasize the importance of building strong relationships, treating subcontractors fairly, and maintaining open lines of communication. Dave shares insights on goal-setting, organizational structure, and the importance of understanding your market. He also highlights the significance of being a good teammate and the role integrity plays in long-term success. With their engaging conversation and practical advice, Gary and Dave provide CEOs and leaders with valuable insights for creating prosperity and building generational wealth. Tune in to this episode of Leading Prosperity to gain wisdom from a seasoned CEO and take your leadership to the next level.

Duration:00:41:17

The Power of Virtual Assistants in Healthcare

10/23/2023
In this episode of Leading Prosperity, Gary Covert sits down with Steven Kupferman, an accomplished oral surgeon with a unique perspective on remote work. They discuss Steven's journey through the medical field and the challenges he faced in managing a large practice. As the conversation unfolds, Steven reveals how he discovered the power of outsourcing and the impact it had on his career. From virtual assistants in the Philippines to the philosophy of perseverance, Steven shares invaluable insights on finding prosperity and success in unexpected places. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to navigate the ever-changing landscape of work and find fulfillment beyond financial gain. Tune in to Leading Prosperity with Gary Covert to discover how remote work can transform your professional and personal life.

Duration:00:36:56

From Dentistry to Investments: A Winning Formula

10/23/2023
In this episode of Leading Prosperity, Gary Covert interviews Dr. Casey Fines, a successful real estate investor and dentist. Casey shares how he has built a thriving dental practice while simultaneously growing a large real estate portfolio. He emphasizes the importance of having systems in place and finding the right people to delegate tasks, allowing him to focus on various entrepreneurial endeavors. Casey also discusses his journey into real estate and the importance of surrounding oneself with the right mentors and partners. Tune in to this inspiring conversation to learn more about building a successful business and investing in real estate.

Duration:00:27:19

Leading with Relationships: The Foundations of Success

10/23/2023
In this episode of Leading Prosperity, Gary Covert sits down with Matt Cooke, CEO and President of PC Construction, to discuss the keys to leadership success and prosperity for team members. Matt shares his journey from project manager to CEO, emphasizing the importance of hiring experts and leaving egos behind. He highlights the value of transparency, open communication, and building strong relationships with employees, subcontractors, and vendors. Matt also talks about PC Construction's Leadership Development Program, which exposes employees to all aspects of the business and provides career growth opportunities. He delves into the company's commitment to employee ownership and its ESOP program, which aims to create generational wealth. Tune in to this insightful conversation on how CEOs can lead their companies to prosperity, increase company value, and build lasting success.

Duration:00:34:24