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The Adapter’s Advantage: Breakthrough Moments that Lead to Success

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Welcome to Adapter’s Advantage: Breakthrough Moments that Lead to Success, the podcast that brings you insider stories of the moments that mattered—turning points on the sometimes rocky road to success. Our guests are leaders in sales, training, enterprise learning, and academia, who share how they’re adapting to the changing world. These interviews are informative, inspirational, and based on real-world experiences to help listeners learn how their organizations can adapt to change. The host is Mark Magnacca, president and co-founder of Allego, the workforce training and readiness platform built for distributed teams.

Welcome to Adapter’s Advantage: Breakthrough Moments that Lead to Success, the podcast that brings you insider stories of the moments that mattered—turning points on the sometimes rocky road to success. Our guests are leaders in sales, training, enterprise learning, and academia, who share how they’re adapting to the changing world. These interviews are informative, inspirational, and based on real-world experiences to help listeners learn how their organizations can adapt to change. The host is Mark Magnacca, president and co-founder of Allego, the workforce training and readiness platform built for distributed teams.

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United States

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Welcome to Adapter’s Advantage: Breakthrough Moments that Lead to Success, the podcast that brings you insider stories of the moments that mattered—turning points on the sometimes rocky road to success. Our guests are leaders in sales, training, enterprise learning, and academia, who share how they’re adapting to the changing world. These interviews are informative, inspirational, and based on real-world experiences to help listeners learn how their organizations can adapt to change. The host is Mark Magnacca, president and co-founder of Allego, the workforce training and readiness platform built for distributed teams.

Language:

English


Episodes

Finding Your Superpower | Tiffani Bova

5/10/2022
Tiffani Bova is the global growth evangelist at Salesforce and the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book GROWTH IQ: Get Smarter About the Choices that Will Make or Break Your Business. Tiffani has been named to the latest Thinkers50’s list of the world’s top management thinkers and is a welcomed guest on Bloomberg, BNN, Cheddar, MSNBC, and Yahoo Finance, among others. Tiffani also contributes to publications including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Diginomica,...

Duration:00:38:37

Creating Hype | Michael F. Schein

4/26/2022
Michael F. Schein is the founder and president of MicroFame Media, a marketing agency that specializes in making idea-based companies famous in their fields. Some of his clients have included eBay, Magento, The Medici Group, University of Pennsylvania, Gordon College, University of California Irvine, United Methodist Publishing House, Ricoh, LinkedIn, and Citrix. His writing has appeared in Fortune, Forbes, Inc., Psychology Today, and Huffington Post, and he is a speaker for international...

Duration:00:36:09

Winning the Complex Sale | Dan Smaida

4/5/2022
Dan Smaida has over 20 years delivering world-class sales training to clients from Fortune 100 to startups. He speaks all over the world on sales, relationships, and building sales training that works. Recognized as an innovator in the use of technology to train soft skills, Dan is sought out by Fortune 500 sales leaders seeking to improve the impact of sales development. Dan specializes in helping professional advising teams create, refine, and execute business development processes. He...

Duration:00:31:53

Awakening Possibility | Benjamin Zander

3/22/2022
Throughout his career, Benjamin Zander has developed a human and transformative approach to making and teaching music. The orchestra is a group of highly trained individuals poised to coalesce into an effective whole. Passion, creativity, and the desire to contribute are basic human instincts. ​In this new model of leadership, the conductor sees his job as awakening possibilities in others. Zander has traveled the world lecturing to organizations on leadership. He has appeared as a keynote...

Duration:00:39:52

Having a Sense of Purpose | Tim Welsh

3/8/2022
Tim Welsh is Vice Chair, Consumer and Business Banking (CBB) at U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest bank in the country. The company has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World's Most Ethical companies for six consecutive years. Collectively the CBB group includes consumer products, branches, small businesses, mortgages, auto, and many elements of digital. CBB accounts for nearly half of U.S. Bank's loans and deposits. Tim works with colleagues to achieve their collective purpose, which...

Duration:00:28:20

Becoming Your Best Self | Rob Salafia

3/1/2022
Rob Salafia, CEO and Founder of Protagonist Consulting Group, is an executive coach, keynote speaker, author, and program facilitator. Rob is an authority on executive presence and transformative learning experiences. He is a lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management, an MIT Leadership Center master executive coach, and the author of Leading from Your Best Self: Develop Your Executive Poise, Presence and Influence to Maximize Your Potential. For the first half of his career, Rob was a...

Duration:00:28:33

Adopting a Performance Mindset | Gerhard Gschwandtner

2/8/2022
Gerhard Gschwandtner is the founder and CEO of Selling Power, a media company that produces the award-winning Selling Power magazine and Selling Power TV, a daily video interview series on sales success. He developed and hosts the Sales 3.0 Conference, which helps sales leaders integrate technologies into their organizations to improve sales effectiveness and create greater customer value. Over the course of four decades, he has interviewed some of the most successful leaders and experts...

Duration:00:35:07

Bringing Value to Buyers and Sellers | Terry Coutsolioutsos

1/25/2022
Terry Coutsolioutsos leads the marketing, sales operations, and communications function at Siemens Healthineers North America, a $5B North American enterprise. He has 25 years of medical device experience across multiple market segments. At Siemens, Koutsolioutsos launched a centralized service organization of 125 employees that supports 1,500 business development professionals. This cross-functional team is chartered with positioning and marketing the company, demonstrating Siemens...

Duration:00:30:43

Mastering the Art and Science of Sales Enablement | Marc McNamara

1/11/2022
Marc McNamara is founder & chief enablement officer of The Enablement Group. He is an expert in workforce enablement strategy and execution. For more than thirty years, Marc has helped hundreds of organizations reduce their “sales knowledge gap” with his unique approach and facilitative style. Marc specializes in helping B2B organizations blend art and science to appropriately design content experiences and processes that improve engagement and increase productivity. Before founding The...

Duration:00:30:01

Fostering Client Relationships with Video | Kent Fitzpatrick

12/21/2021
Kent A. Fitzpatrick is the founder and managing director of Asset Strategy, a financial and wealth management consulting firm with offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and Pittsburgh. With over thirty years of experience, Kent is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst® from the Center for Fiduciary Studies, a Global Financial Steward® and a Certified Behavioral Finance Analyst. Asset Strategy is an assemblage of entities and professionals providing financial planning, estate planning,...

Duration:00:23:05

Facing the Future of B2B Sales | Mary Shea

12/7/2021
As Outreach's first-ever Global Innovation Evangelist, Mary is responsible for thought-provoking research on the future of B2B buying and selling and for helping the market understand the increasingly important role new technologies play in enabling better experiences for both buyers and sellers. Prior to joining Outreach, Mary was a principal analyst at Forrester, an adjunct professor of marketing at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, and chief revenue officer at various...

Duration:00:26:38

Becoming an Elite Performer | Don Barden

11/23/2021
As an author, speaker, advisor and corporate executive, Don Barden’s counsel is highly sought after by some of the world’s most successful businesses. Don is a classically trained economist but prefers the term “frustrated anthropologist.” He spent 25 years working for Wall Street-based firms as a top performing producer in the field of institutional finance. As a corporate executive and advisor, he averaged over $1 billion in sales per year. During his doctoral studies, he realized there...

Duration:00:33:12

Building a Business For Life | Kate Holmes

11/9/2021
No matter how well you plan ahead…life happens. Can your financial management keep up? In this episode, Kate Holmes, Founder and CEO of Innovating Advice, shares why financial planning should adapt to life—not the other way around. Show Notes: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kateaholmes/ https://www.innovatingadvice.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/iacommunity/ https://www.innovatingadvice.com/masterclass

Duration:00:28:29

Acing Communication in a Virtual World | Mark Bowden

10/28/2021
Mark Bowden is the founder of communication training company TRUTHPLANE® whose clients include leading businesspeople, politicians, presidents of Fortune 500 companies, and prime ministers of G7 powers. With years of experience training people across the globe on how to use digital media most effectively for better communication, Mark is now a trainer for Zoom, equipping employees with best practices around virtual communication. Listen for insights from one of the world’s foremost...

Duration:00:39:20

Revving Up Revenue Growth | Daniel Perry

10/12/2021
As Managing Director-Sales Excellence, Daniel Perry is a sales strategy and enablement consultant who helps Riverside Portfolio companies accelerate revenue growth. He approaches each organization with a combination of strategic, personalized sales consulting, custom training programs and modern learning to develop and activate big ideas into tangible results that produce revenue faster. His expertise crosses multiple industries with some of the world’s most respected companies. Listen as he...

Duration:00:29:05

Capturing the Wisdom of Peak Performers | Jon LoDuca

9/23/2021
Jon LoDuca is founder and president of The Wisdom Link, an intellectual capital development firm. He’s provided strategic and tactical guidance, resources, and end-to-end solutions to over 400 leading businesses in 20 industries. He is also founder and managing partner of PlaybookBuilder, a knowledge management software and consulting services company. As a trusted advisor to several hundred of the top ½% income earning entrepreneurs from across the US, UK and Canada, Jon develops market...

Duration:00:33:31

Creating Opportunities | David Fialkow

9/3/2021
David Fialkow is co-founder and managing director of General Catalyst, a venture capital firm that partners with founders from seed to growth stage to build companies that withstand the test of time. He’s also chairman of the Pan Mass Challenge, a Massachusetts-based bike-a-thon that raises more money for charity than any other single athletic fundraising event in the country. David is also producer of several documentaries, including the Oscar-winning Icarus. Listen as he describes how,...

Duration:00:33:17

Reinventing Sales Content | Mitchell Haber

8/9/2021
Mitchell Haber, regional sales director at OneAmerica Financial Partners, is a top performer who has trained thousands of financial advisors. His leadership and guidance for the regional offices includes sales, marketing, and service. In this episode, Mitch shares how he pivoted during the pandemic to find creative approaches to serving customers and the advisor community, the importance of disrupting complacency, alternative ways to deliver content, and the value of strategic...

Duration:00:24:54

Sharing Joy | Michael Antonorsi

7/23/2021
After leaving a successful tech career in Venezuela, Michael Antonorsi, Chief Joy Activator at Chuao Chocolatier, moved his family to Paris to study culinary arts, then on to San Diego. In 2002, Michael created Chuao (pronounced chew-wow). His vision was to share joy with the world through deliciously engaging chocolate experiences. Listen as Michael shares his insights on the importance of finding your passion, understanding your customers, and evolving a successful company. Show...

Duration:00:31:22

Selling as a Service | Erica Feidner

7/9/2021
Erica Feidner's extraordinary level of success and media attention was born of a unique childhood shaped by music and education. One of Inc.’s top 10 salespeople of all time, she grew up in a family of seven pianists in a home with 26 pianos. As a pianist and teacher, Erica honed her ability to speak the language of both a master musician and beginner. As a salesperson, she learned the distinct personalities of more than 400 pianos and realized her ability to pair the right piano with each...

Duration:00:28:36