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The mission of Optimal Instinct with Trish, a podcast, is to provide its listeners with proven insight from professionals that want to build organizations where both team and client relationships thrive. Trish Tagle's life work has been to humanize the corporate environment while ensuring that client/team benefit.

The mission of Optimal Instinct with Trish, a podcast, is to provide its listeners with proven insight from professionals that want to build organizations where both team and client relationships thrive. Trish Tagle's life work has been to humanize the corporate environment while ensuring that client/team benefit.


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The mission of Optimal Instinct with Trish, a podcast, is to provide its listeners with proven insight from professionals that want to build organizations where both team and client relationships thrive. Trish Tagle's life work has been to humanize the corporate environment while ensuring that client/team benefit.






Acquiring the Psychological Edge in Negotiation with Al McBride

Wanting to avoid getting outplayed in your business negotiation deals? Do you want to have a greater ability to analyze situations that enables you to strategize effectively resulting in becoming unshakable during your cross-the-table negotiations? Al McBride is a negotiation coach and facilitator who helps committed business leaders who have skin in the game feel unshakeable in every negotiation deal they do, which generally increase their business’ profits and sales. ​He also helps...


Brand Ventriloquism – The Sound of Your Client’s Voice

It’s tough to connect with your audience, right? Justin Blackman is obsessed with brand voice. Over the last two years, he’s written for more than 329 different entrepreneurs. Before that, he wrote 10,211 headlines for 100 different companies — just for fun — all during the hours he wasn’t creating content for an international hotel company with 12 distinct brand voices. And before that, he spent a decade speaking to thousands of consumers while marketing big names like Puma, 5-hour Energy,...


Product Launch Made Easy with Nicole de Larzac

Have you ever dreamed of running the business of your dreams – from anywhere? Of the flexibility to set your own hours and be there for your family when it matters most – all while doing work that truly feeds your soul? It’s absolutely possible to create this kind of life – while making a difference in the world – and Nicole can show you the way. Nicole de Larzac, a marketing consultant and product development coach who helps brands and businesses launch and scale. In this episode,...


Negotiating Win-Win Outcomes with Your Customers with Nick Kane

Do you want to become a top sales performer? Have you evaluated how strong your negotiation skills lately? Would you consider yourselves ‘ultra-negotiator’ who is fluent in and aces negotiating? A common mistake that salespeople make when it comes to negotiation is not being as prepared going into those meetings as possible As Managing Partner with the Janek Performance Group Nick Kane has trained thousands of sales professionals worldwide. His passion is helping sales professionals...


Cast Aside Decision Making Disorder with Deborah Zahn

Are you an accomplished professional transitioning to being a consultant? Have you wanted to take the leap but still undecided if you’ll dive into it? We make decisions every day from the trivial to the critical, such as changing careers or launching a business. But how do we know we are doing good decisions? How do we prevent ourselves from having any kind of decision-making disorder? Deborah Zahn has been leading a successful consulting business since 2010 and knows how to help other...


Changing Difficult Client Relationships

‘…There was this one woman that was very, very difficult to work with. She was always unkind and unpleasant.’ If you’re in the service business you’ve met them: difficult clients. Clients that are rude, hard to please, demanding, uncooperative, and micro-managers with tons of last-minute requests. In extreme cases, these types of clients may seem like the enemy. Each morning that you wake up, you feel like you have a boulder in your chest. And you drag yourself to work, never wanting to...


Shifting Business Focus with Jon-Marc Seimon

Are you ready to take on the big challenges? Aside from business success, can a business leader like you craft solutions that will deliver sustainable growth while promoting the well-being of society and the planet? Jon-Marc Seimon is a founding partner at a boutique brand and design strategy shop called A FASTER HORSE. This organization is rooted firmly in the dual traditions of design thinking and agile approach. In this episode, Jon shares his lean approach that scales clients’...


Control and Clarity for Leader and Teams with John Murphy

Are you ready to unlock your potential and drive yourself, your team, and your business forward with control and clarity? Your future success begins with clarity about what you want to achieve and the vision you have for your team. John Murphy is an experienced top team coach, executive coach, mentor, leadership strategist, and productivity expert. His BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal, as Jim Collins called it!) for his clients is to help them make a life and not just a living. This goal...


Effective Virtual Communication with Denise Harrington

Are you a virtual event speaker ready? You can be! Denise Harrington a Premier Communication Coach and Trainer- Denise prepares business executives to speak on some of the most visible global topics such as sustainability, disruptive innovation, global workforces, emerging markets as well as Women’s initiatives and Ted Talks. Her global client list consists of companies like Nike, Autodesk, Microsoft, and Cisco. In this episode, Denise shares how she assists her clients to rise up and...


Using Communities to Supercharge Your Business with Jono Bacon

What if you discovered a blueprint that could grow your organization’s reputation and loyalty, dramatically reduce customer service issues, produce content and technology, and cement a powerful, lasting relationship between you and your customers? Jono Bacon is a leading community and collaboration speaker, author, and podcaster. He is the founder of Jono Bacon Consulting which provides community strategy/execution, workflow, and other services. “Our relationship with brands is changing....


Fire-Resistant Company Culture with Shelley Smith

Is your company ready to take the company culture wheel to decrease turnover, improve workflow, efficiency, and employee satisfaction? Why does or should anyone care? Is culture just the latest buzz word and hot topic or can an excellent one yield higher profit and purpose for the long haul? Hear from an expert at analyzing and shaping company culture to more accurately reflect management’s vision. Shelley D. Smith is an Expert Corporate Culture Curator & Adviser, best-selling author,...


Focus on Your People to Make a Difference with Heidi Lynne Kurter

In a world of technology, managers are leaning heavily into automating everything they can to increase efficiency. The problem is it takes away from the human-to-human part and widens the disconnect between manager and employee. Heidi Lynne Kurter is a Leadership Coach and Workplace Culture Consultant collaborating with global leaders of companies from startups to Fortune 500 companies. She specializes in onboarding, media relations, leadership strategy, content creation, internal...


You’re a Rockstar! Get Paid Like One with Paul Klein

How does your pricing match up? Are you a Rock Start Pricer? As for Paul Klein, you want to price the client, not your solution.​ How you price is a direct reflection of your brand's position and value in the marketplace. Paul Klein is a Business Scaling + Pricing Strategy Consultant for Existing (and aspiring) Business Coaches & Consultants. Paul has perfected what he calls the “3 Pillars” approach to building, scaling, and pricing your consulting, freelance, and solopreneur services in a...


Stop Leaving Big Money on the Table with Howard Shore

Every business is a “Leaky Bucket,” and most of those leaks can be contained—if you are willing to change your mindsets and lead your business a little differently. Howard M. Shore, founder, and CEO of Activate Group Inc. is a bestselling author and serial entrepreneur specializing in liberating C-Suite teams from the barriers holding them back personally and professionally. In this episode, Howard shares how he helps frustrated business leaders solve common issues in the areas of people,...


Less Clutter, More Productivity with Barbara Hemphill

Improving the quality of employee’s lives is one of the best things you can do for your employees and your business. Unquestionably, clutter is bad for business. It not only slows your employees down, it weighs them down. They are less productive than they would like to be and as a result, less happy than they would like to be. Barbara Hemphill, often referred to as the “Paper Tiger Lady” is an internationally recognized expert on increasing profits, productivity and peace of mind by...


Success is Easy with Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen is a Certified Speaking Professional, internationally-known business growth, and market positioning expert. She has been a professional speaker for over 25 years and has presented before thousands in 28 countries. Debbie is a bestselling author of nine books, including her newest book Success is Easy: Shameless No-Nonsense Strategies to Win in Business published by Entrepreneur Press. In this episode, Debbie exposes the common symptoms and mistakes that stop most people from...


Imperfect Action Wins with Michael Zipursky

Don’t spend all your time fine-tuning your offer, value proposition, product, or service. Just put it out there Get clear on what you want to achieve. Make progress towards it and get closer to that goal by taking that 'imperfect action'. Recognize that if you’re going to go into a new industry, that it’s going to typically take longer for you to start seeing results. So if you can leverage your past experiences that can really help you. Michael Zipursky is the CEO of Consulting Success®...


Refocus on the Customer with Jeff Gothelf

Focusing more on customer experience and customer satisfaction is a smart goal for any sales organization. Jeff Gothelf works as a coach, consultant, and keynote speaker helping companies bridge the gaps between business agility, digital transformation, product management, and human-centered design. Most recently Jeff co-founded Sense&Respond Press, a publishing house for practical business books for busy executives. In this episode, Jeff shares how he helps organizations build better...


Quality Over Quantity Gets You to Customer Diplomacy with Jeremy Greenberg

How well do you know your customers' deepest needs? And, how do you address those? It is not enough just to create products. You need to know the people you are serving; and, most importantly, you need to know what they truly need. Having a comprehensive understanding of your customers is the key to achieving core business goals. But how can you get into your customers mind? Jeremy Greenberg is the Founder of advisory firm Avenue Group and CEO of exercise equipment company Flyte Fitness....


Mergers & Acquisitions = Millions More with Linda Rose

When a buyer comes knocking, will you be ready? If a buyer approaches you tomorrow will you be in a position to maximize and receive the greatest valuation for your business? Linda Rose is a seasoned M&A Consultant with more than 30 years of success across management consulting, cloud computing, SaaS, and financial services. In this episode, Linda shares her insights about how to build a business through acquisition and strategies to maximize the company’s value for a future sale, and to...