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The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.


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The Sage Thought Leadership Podcast is dedicated to the possibility that entrepreneurs continue the work of creation. We celebrate them by allowing them to tell their stories and share their knowledge with others. In doing so we energize the success of businesses around the world through the imagination of our people and the power of technology.








Thought Leader - Darren Jacklin on the E2E Hiking Fundraiser

Sir Darren Jacklin has personally trained 157 Fortune 500 companies over 23 years. He has traveled to almost 50 countries on 4 continents. A world-Class Speaker, Corporate Trainer, he has rang the Closing Bell at Nasdaq 3 times in New York City, raised $100 Million USD for Global Philanthropy Projects through his International Family Foundation, and built an International certified CPA Firm called Profitopia to a multiple 7 Figure Business in less than 2 years. Sir Darren was “Knighted” by...


Thought Leader - Andrew Cohen on performing a business automation assessment

Andrew Cohen - Since 1997, Andrew has been the CEO and Managing Partner at EVOKE, an award-winning Digital Transformation company that partners with their clients to build modern workplace solutions for nearly every common organizational and technological challenge imaginable. In 2019, Andrew launched the EVOKE Engage division which focuses on automation and streamlining processes. He joined Netsurit at the beginning of 2022 and this now allows Netsurit to provide their clients with guidance...


Thought Leader - Chris Mele on why NOT to use inflation to justify price increases

Chris Mele, the Managing Partner for Software Pricing Partners, where he and his team have launched some of the software industry’s most transformative monetization strategies. As a former software company founder himself, Chris focuses on the impact effective licensing, packaging, and pricing strategies can make on the most essential software company metrics: revenue, profit, and valuation. His business journey and how learning the art and the science around software monetization forever...


Sage Colleague - Keegan Fonte on Continuous Innovation and the Sage AI Brownbag Meetup

Keegan Fonte is the volunteer host of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Brownbag meetup at Sage and is a Champion for the Continuous Innovation Community. The AI Brownbag is a once-a-month meetup of folks interested in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Recently for example, they had a speaker come and talk about Vendor Matching and how we are using Machine Learning in General Ledger to match the correct vendors. In his work life, Keegan is a Marketing and Product...


Thought Leader - Jeremy Delk on his book Without a Plan

Jeremy Delk is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for disrupting industries. Born and raised in a small-town, blue-collar household, he jumped into entrepreneurial ventures with the naivety of a child and the tenacity of a tycoon. Since 2001, Jeremy’s businesses have earned hundreds of millions in revenue, created hundreds of high-paying jobs, and earned one of Inc. 500’s fastest-growing company distinctions. Now focused on investing in and advising entrepreneurs, Jeremy shares the good,...


Sage CRM Podcast Series - A session with LabRepCo - Episode 1

Across three episodes, Jeff Richards and David Beard from the Sage CRM team talk with Gary Bissig, Senior Vice President at LabRepCo, a Sage CRM customer for over 10 years & one of the largest and most respected consultative laboratory equipment sales organizations in the United States. In this episode, we talk with Gary about the story of LabRepCo, their acceleration of business under Covid, and how they started their CRM journey with a recognition of a need to improve business discipline.


Thought Leader - Dominic Monkhouse on his book @#$% Plan B: How to scale your technology business and achieve plan A

Dominic Monkhouse is the author of F**K PLAN B: How to scale your technology business faster and achieve plan A, an exciting blueprint for cultural change and business transformation. Dominic has scaled two UK technology companies from zero revenue to £30 million in five years. After leaving a trail of growth and winning several awards for creating great places to work, Dominic found his true calling; coaching other business leaders to help them have as much impact on their teams and...


Thought Leader - Jamie Ryder on the Stoics and modern marketing

Jamie Ryder believes that copywriting is a lot like philosophy: It involves pondering a lot of head-scratching questions, pulling answers from obscure places, sharing stories that make an impact, and generally pushing yourself to be better. A Manchester-based copywriter who uses philosophy to help businesses share their philosophy with the world, Jamie was inspired to set up Stoic Athenaeum through his interest in Stoicism and other ancient schools of thought. He’s on a mission to make...


Sage Partner - Ryan Van Hatten on the importance of budgeting for SMBs

Ryan Van Hatten is the Chief Financial Officer of Prophix, where they believe that our world gets more complex every day. In this rapidly changing environment, what’s worked before simply doesn’t cut it anymore. Ryan optimizes how Sales and Marketing engage with prospective customers. He also coordinates Prophix's seven international offices and our expanding network of channel partners. At the same time, Ryan works with Prophix's implementation team to hone processes that impact customers....


Thought Leader - Kristina McKean on The Elephant Project and her trip to Thailand

Kristina McKean is the founder of The Elephant Project, a philanthropic toy company that has helped save hundreds of elephants worldwide by donating 100% of its net proceeds to global elephant rescue efforts. To date, Kristina and The Elephant Project have helped aid in the rescue and protection of hundreds of elephants, while fostering numerous orphaned elephants, increasing family education around the ethical and physical complexities of elephant tourism, and delighting children the world...


Sage Colleague - Mel Pollman on #LifeAtSage

Mel Pollman works in the Global Employer Branding team as a Talent Brand Apprentice. They are based in Newcastle and have been at Sage for almost a year and has started the Leadership talk with Mel Pollman for the #LifeatSage. Outline Why do you do what you do? 0:02 How Mel got into the field of HR. 1:23 What is #LifeAtSage? 2:37 People are people before they are leaders. 4:20 One of the stories that struck home most from the interviews. 5:21 Celebrating your life. 6:43 Mel’s hero....


Thought Leader - Chris Hervochon on organizational design

Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA is the sole proprietor of his CPA firm. Chris provides outsourced accounting and tax preparation for small businesses and individuals. Chris' passion for the accounting and finance profession is evident through a number of extra-curricular programs for which he volunteers. Chris is a member of the Business & Industry and Government Affairs Committees, as well as the CPE Facility Task Force of the South Carolina Association of CPAs. Outline Introduction to the...


Sage CRM Podcast Series - A session with OrbusTechnologies- Episode 3

Across three episodes, Jeff Richards and David Beard from the Sage CRM team talk with Paul Collister, the Managing Director at Orbus Technologies Limited based in Jamaica who specializes in delivering CRM and accounting solutions across the Caribbean. In this episode, Paul talks about the core CRM features that show the most promise for his market, how they drive the usage of CRM to manage a business' transactions in the accounting system, and his recommendations on being successful in...


Thought Leader - Sandy Pollack on Don’t Leave a Mess! How To Disaster-Proof Your Family Legacy

Sandy Pollack is the founder of Trimaran Advisory Group Ltd., a financial advisory firm that goes beyond traditional business and estate planning. Sandy and her team recognize the unique family dynamics, as well as the personal and economic complexities that entrepreneurs and self-employed professionals face. Serving as both principal and Lead Financial Advisor, Sandy is an advocate for values-based legacy planning—believing that building wealth and managing wealth are not the same...


Thought Leader - Nicole Byers on strategies to use our brains better

Dr. Nicole Byers is a neuropsychologist and coach. A Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialty in neuropsychology, Nicole uses neuroscience-based strategies to help her clients boost their efficiency at work so they can feel productive, not just busy. She has helped hundreds of busy professionals and leaders develop new mental habits. Nicole has always been fascinated by what motivates our decisions and actions, which drove her to pursue a career in psychology. Outline Dr. Nicole...


Thought Leader - Michelle Gladieux on her book Communicate with Courage

Michelle Gladieux is the author of Communicate with Courage: Taking Risks to Overcome the Four Hidden Challenges and President of Gladieux Consulting, a Midwest-based team known for top-notch design and presentation of seminars in communication and leadership topics around the U.S. She provides executive coaching and facilitates strategic planning for clients in diverse industries, in governments, at non-profits, and in academia. She has 18 years of collegiate teaching experience at three...


Thought Leader - Steven Grasse on Brand Mysticism

Steven Grasse is the founder of Quaker City Mercantile and the creator of Hendrick’s Gin, Sailor Jerry Rum, Art in the Age Spirits, and Tamworth Distilling, among many others. He has also helped revive legacy brands such as Narragansett, Miller High Life, Guinness, and Pilsner Urquell. His previous books include The Evil Empire: 101 Ways That England Ruined the World, Colonial Spirits: A Toast to Our Drunken History, and The Cocktail Workshop: An Essential Guide to Classic Drinks and How to...


Sage Partner - Mike Walton on CPA Firm Growth and Outsourcing

Offering more than 20 years of progressive sales and marketing with a focus on professional services and healthcare, along with effective sales training, Mike Walton has established outstanding relationships with C-level decision-makers throughout the world. Mike's consistent track record of steady business growth and extensive experience with accounting and professional services marketing stem from his passion for building brands and growing corporate revenue.


Thought Leader - Glen Hodgson on trends in free trade

Glen Hodgson is the founder of the think tank Free Trade Europa, and also leads a stakeholder initiative on the future of work - Freelance Movement - in Northern Europe. Glen has worked for European institutions as well as governments, blue-chip international companies, start-ups and NGOs as a lobbyist, strategist, and communications advisor. Glen was also the Secretary General of a European trade association for five years. Today, Glen is a respected commentator on European affairs, as well...


Thought Leader - Russ Hawkins of Agilence on the future of retail

Russ Hawkins is the President and CEO of the leading data technology company, Agilence. Russ has spent over 35 years in the technology industry, helping established organizations and small start-ups reach their full potential by driving change from the "inside." Russ is responsible for developing the overall strategy and leading the growth of SAAS Analytics & Reporting company Agilence, which helps retailers, grocers, and restaurants improve their operational effectiveness and uncover...