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The cavnessHR podcast is a once a week podcast where we talk to small business owners, founders, and others involved in the tech, startup and HR worlds.

The cavnessHR podcast is a once a week podcast where we talk to small business owners, founders, and others involved in the tech, startup and HR worlds.
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The cavnessHR podcast is a once a week podcast where we talk to small business owners, founders, and others involved in the tech, startup and HR worlds.






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cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Melissa Strawn of MyPeopleNow

Melissa Strawn is the CEO & Founder of - a worker-first gig community for discovering new service providers and the inspiring stories behind why they do what they do. Melissa blogs at and is on a mission to transform the social services system into one that encourages and supports efforts toward meaningful self-sufficiency.


The cavnessHR Culture Podcast - A talk with Chris Schmitt of Azimuth Consulting Group

Chris Schmitt recently retired from 30 years of service as a United States Army Special Forces “Green Beret.” Since retiring, he has successful founded his own company, Azimuth Consulting Group, to capture the lessons learned from Special Forces in combat and seamlessly translate them to the corporate sector. Chris speaks on his experiences as a career Green Beret and how “kindness” was the most effective weapon in his kit bag. He conducts face-to-face executive coaching and advising with...


The cavnessHR podcast – A talk withColin Dingelstad Transformational Coach at Beyond Social Conditioning

Colin is the owner of Beyond Social Conditioning. This is his coaching company where he focusses on your perfect self. This is the rawest and most pure version of you. Simply imagine that you’re alone on this planet, there is nothing left, no parents, no teachers, no friends, nothing. How would you behave differently? if nobody judges you and the only person you need to make happy, fulfilled, and at peace is the person in the mirror. (Dramatic pause ;) ) He believes that big changes don’t...


The cavnessHR Culture Podcast - Episode Zero - Hosted by Daniella Young

This is episode zero of the cavnessHR Culture Podcast - Our host will be Daniella Young who is the Senior Development and Cultural Strategy Advisor for cavnessHR. Dainella will interview stand out leaders across industries and sectors to learn their best shared secrets for cultivating culture and developing the leaders of tomorrow. Daniella Young is an organizational behavior and culture strategy advisor and a renowned international speaker and leadership coach. She helps CEOs and business...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Alicia Pierre of Equilibria, Inc.

Alicia is a founder and CEO of Equilibria, a 14 year old operations management firm, specializing in business infrastructure for fast growing small business. It's here where she first formulated the KasennuTM methodology for business infrastructure. She has since successfully applied this method in over 30 different industries and counting. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University, and an MBA from Tulane university. She is also certified Lean Six Sigma Black...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Elaine Orler of Talent Function

CEO and founder of Talent Function, Elaine Orler has been developing and implementing HR solutions since 1993. With a keen analytical eye and passion about helping companies enhance their talent acquisition processes, she is uniquely able to identify how talent acquisition impacts both workforces and employers. One of the talent acquisition industry’s most sought-after thought leaders, Elaine has helped global organizations transform their recruiting processes with actionable strategies and...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Yannick Rault of Sheetgo

Yannick Rault is CEO of Sheetgo; a cloud-based platform that allows people to build entire automated workflows, even ERPs, right from their spreadsheet. In 2018 winner of the most innovative IT startup in Spain & Portugal as well as the Most Scalable Startup and SaaS of Europe at the South Summit, and part of Blackbox in the valley.In parallel, he's in the board of two fast-growing co-working organizations focused on the impact to society with spaces in Spain & Brazil helping 100s of...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Lee Caraher

Lee McEnany Caraher is the CEO of Double Forte PR & Digital Marketing, a national agency headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York. An acclaimed communication strategist, Lee is known for her practical solutions to big problems. Her company works with some of the top consumer lifestyle, digital life, technology and wine brands in the country. Lee serves on the board of directors for the Public Relations Council, the national association for public relations agencies. Lee’s...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Natalie Michel of Nouvel Age Media

Natalie Michel (Michelle) is the founder and CEO of ​Nouvel AgeMedia​(noo-velleagemedia). A d​igital marketing agency that helps clients develop custom integrated digital marketing strategies for their brand to efficiently and effectively target their audiences while generating valuable long-termbrand-customer relationships.The g​oal behind harvesting​ these types of relationships is to reach the goals marketing objectives, and potential while at the same time supporting the brands...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Janine Truitt of Talent Think Innovations, LLC

Janine is the Owner/Chief Innovations Officer for Talent Think Innovations, LLC, a business strategy and management consulting firm. Her career spans fourteen years in HR and Talent Acquisition that has taken her through the world of pharmaceuticals, healthcare, staffing and R&D. Janine is a dynamic speaker, entrepreneur, and an important and respected voice bringing both a human touch and business savvy to the companies and businesses she works with. It is through the trials and...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Deepak Skukla of Pearl Lemon

Deepak Shukla is the Founder and CEO of Pearl Lemon, a multi-award-winning SEO agency in London. Deepak bootstrapped the business from his mum’s house to a £275k company in less than 24 months. He’s since gone on to invest in algorithmic trading, launch 5-figure online courses and continues to grow. Bootstrapping>aggressive growth>automation are key tenets of anything Deepak will start. Deepak Shukla has featured in TEDx, SemRush, BBC, Chelsea FC, Appsumo, Bright Talks & more. When he's not...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Jacob Baadsgaard of Disruptive Advertising

After growing one of his first PPC clients from 25 to 250 employees. Jacob realized he had a gift for using paper click marketing to drive dramatic business results. After helping more companies succeed online. Jacob founded Disruptive Advertising. A PPC and CRO management agency that has helped hundreds of companies realize unprecedented growth and profitability from online advertising. In the four years since its founding, Disruptive Advertising has grown from 2 employees working in Jacob...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Amani Roberts of the Amani Experience

Amani is the Chief Musical Curator of The Amani Experience, a boutique DJ company, that provides music at various events or venues across the world. Amani is also a Executive Consultant for Rodan + Fields where I am committed to assisting people on the journey to have better skin Amani is the Principal for Woodside Media Group. This company focuses on emerging technology solutions for a wide range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, award winning authors and musicians. In addition...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Sonny Tannan

When United States Marine Corps veteran, award-winning business developer, and philanthropist Sonny Tannan was offered the opportunity to become one of LinkedIn’s first video content creators, he began developing a LinkedIn article and video series called Through the Eyes of Om. Lessons taken from raising his son encourage others to approach the world with a little more creativity and curiosity. As “fans of 3,” Sonny and Om capture moments of insight from their day-to-day lives and give...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Christina Brennan

As a communications consultant Christina helps professionals and companies figure out what they're trying to say and helps them say it well. Through workshops, seminars and one on one coaching. Christina works to build messaging development storytelling and public speaking skills with her colleague Brian Rutberg, Founder of 3C Coms. As well as subcontracts with local agencies. Formerly an active volunteer in the startup community. Primarily through pitch coaching with organizations like...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Samantha Hartley of Enlightened Marketing

Samantha Hartley of Enlightened Marketing works with overwhelmed women consultants who are too busy to grow; spending too much time with clients or engagements that are too small and under-earning relative to their value. She helps them double (and sometimes quintuple) their businesses without exhaustion by attracting perfect clients and making $100K+ offers. As a result, they become more profitable, joyful business owners. Before starting this business, Samantha worked in international...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Mike Lui of G&G Labortories

Our guest today is Mike Lui. Mike is CEO at G&G Laboratories. Mike is a first generation, Chinese-American born and raised in NE Philadelphia. He majored in Economics in Penn State in 1998. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at age of 19 after his sophomore year at Penn State. He joined for a mixture of gratitude and service to his country. He also wanted to stretch is personal boundaries and he wanted to engage with people he wouldn’t have normally met. Mike served as a Civil Affairs...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Dan Kanivas, Managing Partner at Triple Summit Advisors

Dan is the Co-Founder and a portfolio manager of Triple Summit Advisors, LLC. Dan brings institutional asset management, wealth management, and client service experience to the team. Prior to Triple Summit, Dan worked in business development and operations at Zipline, a venture-backed robotics startup. Previously, Dan worked as an investment associate at Prudential Capital Group, where he conducted credit analysis and portfolio management for a multi-billion-dollar portfolio of investment...


The cavnessHR Podcast -A talk with Jessica Vittorio

Jessica Vittorio is the Managing Attorney of The Law Office of Jessica Vittorio, an Adjunct Professor of Business Law, and host of a weekly business related podcast. She received her B.A. from Southwestern University, and earned her J.D. from Baylor Law School. Her practice is based in Dallas, TX and focuses on providing startups and small business owners with the insight and experience they need to properly grow their business. Jessica is active in the startup and entrepreneurial...


The cavnessHR Podcast - A talk with Christopher Molara of NeuroFlow

Christopher Molaro is a 2010 graduate of USMA where he graduated with a degree in Engineering Management and commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer. He deployed with the First Cavalry Division as a platoon leader to Iraq in 2011 and was awarded a Bronze Star. Concurrently as a Captain in the Army he co-founded the non-profit Things We Read focused on enhancing the quality of lives of his Soldiers and inspiring them to pursue a lifetime of learning. In 2017 he earned his Masters in...