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Join hosts Audrey Strong and C. Lee Smith every week as they dive into management, leadership, business, sales, company culture, talent retention, revenues, performance metrics, hiring and more. From debunking sales myths to learning how to manage with and without measurements, you'll learn something new with every episode and will be able to implement positive change throughout your workplace.

Join hosts Audrey Strong and C. Lee Smith every week as they dive into management, leadership, business, sales, company culture, talent retention, revenues, performance metrics, hiring and more. From debunking sales myths to learning how to manage with and without measurements, you'll learn something new with every episode and will be able to implement positive change throughout your workplace.


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Join hosts Audrey Strong and C. Lee Smith every week as they dive into management, leadership, business, sales, company culture, talent retention, revenues, performance metrics, hiring and more. From debunking sales myths to learning how to manage with and without measurements, you'll learn something new with every episode and will be able to implement positive change throughout your workplace.








187: Deborah Coviello: The CEO Compass-How To Get Back On Track

Deborah Coviello is the Founder of Illumination Partners and the host of The Drop In CEO podcast. For more than twenty years, she has been transforming businesses from within, elevating the talents of their organizations to new performance levels. Her experience has taught her to put tremendous value on people, whom she considers as the heart of every business. When hiring a consultant, Deborah Coviello knows that the primary goal will always be a resolution to a problem. As The Drop In CEO...


186: Hannah Grady Williams Unlock Gen Z oct 3

Hannah Grady Williams’s story began in a blue pickup truck when her father handed 12-year-old Hannah the phone and asked her to close a deal on an investment property. After this unexpected introduction to the world of entrepreneurship, she found herself thrust into a climate of innovation, challenge, and opportunity, and she enrolled in college at age 14 and graduated with a degree in international business at age 18. Now, as a 23-year old Gen Z’r, she has consulted businesses from...


185: Emily Morgan Delegate Better!!!!

Today’s guest, Emily Morgan, is an entrepreneur with an innate heart for helping others. As the leader of Delegate Solutions, she and her team help business owners and entrepreneurs find more freedom and elevate their time using proven delegation strategies. She’s been featured in Forbes as a Top 50 Remote Employer, contributed articles to the Huffington Post, and highlighted in the NY Times. In this episode, Audrey, Lee and Emily: · Top mistakes leaders make in delegating · Delegate Freedom...


184 Robert Bo Brabo: Values-Based Leadership

Robert "Bo" Brabo has a combined 30+ years of Human Resources Leadership experience in the Department of Defense and private industry. Throughout his career, Bo has always focused on the people, helping them tackle their business problems as if they were his own. Since retiring from the US Army as the Chief of HR Operations with the White House Communications Agency and Presidential Communications Officer for both Presidents Bush and Obama, Bo has served in several executive positions...


183: Kia Roberts: HR Investigations in the Post #MeToo #GeorgeFloyd Era

Kia Roberts is the founder of Triangle Investigations. Triangle Investigations performs third-party investigations for companies into allegations of misconduct, including sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying. Prior to founding Triangle Investigations, Kia was the first-ever Director of Investigations for the NFL, and prior to that worked as a Senior Assistant District Attorney and Homicide Prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. In this episode, Audrey, Lee and Kia...


182: Bianca Lager: HR Policies for Social Media

Bianca Lager is a business manager, consultant and public speaker whose specialties include organizational development, career growth, and online reputation management. Bianca is also the President of Social Intelligence, a consumer reporting agency focused on online risk for human resources. In this episode, Audrey, Lee and Bianca discuss: · How to conduct social media HR screenings compliantly · Recommendations on social media company policies · Gray areas in social media interpretation by...


181: Dr. Jeffrey Magee: Combat Sales Ineffectiveness

Dr. Jeffrey Magee works with Business Owners and C-Suite leaders globally to accelerate their success and eliminate derailment. Author of 31-books, translated into 21-languages to include 4-best Sellers and 4-Graduate Management Text books, he has been at this for 3-decades; Recently he sold his $117Milllion dollar talent development firm of 144-employees, and today continues as the Publisher of PERFORMANCE Magazine, and author of Your Trajectory Code: How to Change Your Decisions, Actions,...


180 Steve Chaparro: International Creation, Communication and Design in Workplace Culture

Steve Chaparro is an organizational culture expert and communicator who speaks worldwide about how companies can transform their workplace culture through intentional co-creation and communication. He is founder and principal at Culture Design Studio, an organizational design agency, and the podcast host of The Culture Design Show. Someone who sees how architecture and design can be so much more informative in shaping the workplace culture and feeling. In this episode, Audrey, Lee and Steve...


179: Tevis Trower: Game-Changing Leadership

Tevis Trower is founder & CEO of Balance Integration, author The Game-Changer’s Guide to Radical Success, knows that building a great organization begins with cultivating true greatness from the very top. Tevis is a pioneer in optimizing corporate cultures, and has been heralded as “corporate mindfulness guru for the new millennium.” Tevis has coached high performers and top executives for powerful organizations ranging from Disney to KKR in leveraging their most precious asset: their...


178 Amy Franko: The Modern Seller-How To Become One

Amy Franko is the Founder & CEO of Amy Franko Associates. With over 20 years of client-facing sales experience, Amy’s career includes sales roles with global companies IBM and Lenovo before pivoting into entrepreneurship. Today her firm works with mid-market technology and professional services organizations to grow sales results, through both sales strategy and skill development programs. Her book, The Modern Seller, is an Amazon best seller and was named a top sales book by Top Sales...


177 Tom Connally: Military Principles for Affecting Change

Tom Connally, is an experienced leader, strategist, and change agent with proven performance leading, building, and fixing organizations by creating a culture of performance. In over 30 years of Marine leadership, he led organizations from 50-3500 personnel, with budgets up to $2.8B. Tom served as a Director for two defense companies, before founding Connally Consulting where he helps leaders improve their and success professionally, personally, spiritually, and physically. Also the author...


176 Dr. John DeMartini: Building Wealth Post COVID-19

Dr. John Demartini, bestselling author, educator and leading human behavior expert. Dr. Demartini is the founder of the Demartini Institute, which has helped hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and individuals break through their limitations and find success. In this episode, Audrey, Lee and John discuss: · Identifying what you value most · The Six Steps to Building Wealth · Strategies to recovering financially from COVID-19 “Knowing your unique hierarchy of Values is the most important...


175 Don Long: Find Your Impact Areas

Over the past three decades, Don Long has founded/co-founded six different companies to total over $100 million dollars in lifetime revenue. The last company he built went into the top 1,000 companies in the United States in that particular industry. He is the author of two books The Blueprint of God and the international bestselling book Sell or Don’t Eat; as well as three courses The Blueprint Matrix, Selling from the Soul, and his World Class Business Assessment tool. In this episode,...


174: Jonathan Raymond: Good Authority

Jonathan Raymond is the author of Good Authority and the CEO at Refound. He learned the hard way what happens when you lose your way as an executive, the impacts it can have on your team, your business, and your life. More importantly, he learned how to turn that dynamic around, how to drive performance by becoming more human with a team rather than less. He has worked with a wide variety of leaders, and specializes in helping executives and senior leaders who are navigating periods of high...


173 Krister Ungerbock: Talk SHIFT to better leadership

Krister Ungerböck is a successful tech CEO who has been featured in national publications such as NPR, Forbes, Inc, and Entrepreneur for his practical, unconventional communication insights on compassionate leadership, emotional intelligence and employee engagement. His unique insights are informed by real-world experience leading teams in three languages while growing a global company 3,000% (from $1M to $30M). It was in his lowest moment that Krister was asked the question that ultimately...


172: Reland Logan: Social Media for Lead Gen

Reland Logan specializes in helping entrepreneurs + influencers turn their social media into scroll stopping money makers without the time suck. She is passionate about diversity in marketing and actively works to create change through her podcast and sitting on the American Marketing Association DEI subcommittee. If you really hope to have a money-making social media, massively increase revenue (no matter what you sell), and connect with your ENTIRE community then she can definitely help...


171 Brett Putter: Culture Change Checklist

Bretton (Brett) Putter is an expert in company culture development who is consulted by companies and leaders worldwide to help design, develop and build high-performing cultures. He is the CEO of CultureGene, a culture leadership software and services platform. Prior to founding CultureGene Brett spent 16 years as the Managing Partner of a leading executive search firm based in London working with startups and high-growth companies in the UK, Europe and USA. In 2018 he published his first...


170 Dr. Jean Latting: Bridging The Workplace Racial Divide

Jean Kantambu Latting, DrPH, LMSW-IPR is President of Leading Consciously, LLC, and Professor Emerita at the Graduate College of Social Work (GCSW), University of Houston. As a consultant, researcher, and educator, Jean focuses on leadership in multicultural and diverse organizations. While at GCSW, the Jean Kantambu Latting College Professorship of Leadership and Change endowment was established in her name by the renowned philanthropist, Maconda Brown O’Connor. Latting received her...


169: Clint Pulver: Boost Employee Retention

Clint Pulver is an Emmy Award-winning, motivational keynote speaker, author, musician, and workforce expert. A Professional Drummer for over 20 years, he's played with top headlining fellow musicians in venues like the Vivint Arena, the Stadium of Fire, and the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. In 2010 he founded the UVU Drumline known as the Green Man Group, which he directed for six years and went on to direct the Drumline for the NBA’s Utah Jazz until 2015. Clint was featured in Business Q...


168 Michele Ashby: Getting Women Leaders On Boards

Michele Ashby is CEO & Founder of ACE LLC, Ashby Consulting Enterprises LLC. Her focus is on educating, supporting and teaching women how to attain corporate board positions through the ACE Board Certification Programs for Women. Ms. Ashby has a diverse background which includes 30 years as a gold specialist/analyst, financial expert, independent corporate director and successful entrepreneur. She was recently awarded, one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in Colorado, for her...