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Helping listeners find a path towards simplicity.
0016 WWC Victimhood, David Wetmore Interview
Today we talk about victimhood with our returning expert David Wetmore, a life coach with years of experience. David has been a previous guest sharing his knowledge and experience with regards to Life Coaching and Stress Management. David starts by explaining the difference between being victimized and victimhood. One can be victimized once (the act, e.g., breaking a leg) while one can practice victimhood as many times as they like and stay in that state. The key is for the individual to...
0015 WWC Authenticity and Brand-Jeff Elder interview
In today's episode, Jeff Elder, an expert in inbound marketing, returns to talk about authenticity and the use of storytelling and brand development. He will also talk about considerations one must make when looking at the website itself. The first point Jeff makes is the importance of just being oneself, including both the positive and the negative. In other words, stop pretending to be perfect. For example, he inadvertently had deleted his website, and he ended up using that as a learning...
0014 WWC Inbound Marketing, Jeff Elder Interview
Today our guest expert is Jeff Elder who works in inbound marketing. Jeff will cover two topics today: • a general understanding of inbound marketing, as well as • his journey from programming to becoming a marketer via web design. Jeff describes his journey to his work as an inbound marketer from way back when. He formed a web design company with a close friend in 2008. Their goal? Commitment to being the best. Eventually during his web design journey, he realized that other factors were...
0013 WWC Stress Management - David Wetmore interview
In this, our second interview with David Wetmore, Life Coach, David talks about stress management. In the first podcast, 0009 WWC Life Coaching – David Wetmore Interview, David works to connect what is going on inside the person with what is going on outside the person. David starts by stating stress is a feeling. He uses a metaphor of walking on a board. However, as we raise the board and make it progressively narrower the feeling one gets is what David is calling stress. To support that...
0012 WWC Work-Life Balance - Jeffrey Cochran Interview
In this, our third interview with Jeffrey Cochran, Human Resource Consultant (https://www.hrperspectives.org/).The initial interview covered legal classifications for work performed, https://www.ctrchg.com/0002-wwc-are-you-a-solopreneur-or-an-employee/, and assessing if one is a solopreneur or actually an employee. In his second interview, https://www.ctrchg.com/0011-wwc-human-resource-law-jeffrey-cochran-interview/, Jeffrey told us about the importance of complying with Human Resource...
0011 WWC Human Resource Law - Jeffrey Cochran Interview
Today’s interview is with Jeffrey Cochran, Human Resource Consultant (https://www.hrperspectives.org/), and will cover Human Resource Law compliance. Jeffrey specializes in working with small companies. The initial interview covered legal classifications for work performed, https://www.ctrchg.com/0002-wwc-are-you-a-solopreneur-or-an-employee/, and assessing if one is a solopreneur or actually an employee. Jeffrey will talk about the alphabet soup of government regulations. He starts with a...
0010 WWC Business and Tax Law - Demetrius Robinson
Today’s interview is with Demetrius Robinson, attorney, about tax-, business-, and family law as well as work-life balance. In line with that he defines himself as father-husband-attorney-soldier and admits there can be challenges in maintaining a balance. The conversation is far-ranging providing both broad contextual considerations as well as specific advice when it comes to taxes and business law, especially for startups and companies that are expanding. This is reflected in his...
0009 WWC Life Coaching - David Wetmore Interview
Today’s expert is David Wetmore, a life coach with years of experience. David takes an “inside out” approach to coaching. With inside-out we are guided by our internal feelings rather than outside events. One of David’s biggest rewards is seeing a client have that “Aha” moment where they gain clarity and see something that previously was way beyond their reach. David starts by talking about how change and coaching go hand-in-hand. People get stuck when it comes to change and need help. This...
0008 WWC IT Cloud Computing
In today’s episode we continue our discussion with Craig Clawson, IT expert, and the topic is cloud computing (CC). Craig starts off by defining CC as essentially renting IT solutions from other corporations via hosting on the internet for just about any process you can think of. Many startups are using CC because it eliminates a part of the initial capital outlay needed for hardware and software to start their business. This includes a smaller outlay for physical plant needed to house all...
0007 WWC IT Strategic Plan
Today’s expert, Craig Clawson, talks with us about strategic planning in IT. Strategic planning is for any size organization and looks 3-5 years down the road as to technology and other needs. Scale, for example, is a critical issue of your company is going to take off. Even if you are dealing with a database of 100 customers are you comfortable you can manage the data? What about data corruption where an employee incorrectly closes a database? Consider a fractional CIO from the beginning....
0006 WWC IT Outsourcing - Craig Clawson Interview
Today’s expert, Craig Clawson, talks with us about the plusses and minuses of IT outsourcing under a range of situations: 1. owning your own IT function is expensive: ⁃ Manager $100K/yr ⁃ Engineers $60-80K/yr ⁃ Desktop technicians $40-60K/yr ⁃ benefits ⁃ Support tools, monitoring tools, 2. A managed service provider (MSP) can help keep performance up and costs down Craig talks about the differences between and mutual support provided by the C-suite IT CIO, VP, or Director and the operations...
0005 WWC Social Media and Networking
Today’s expert is Chris Borja, Networking consultant and guru. Chris will talk about what it takes to make lasting connections that provide value. This includes issues of being open, honest, and vulnerable so trust can be generated. It’s this trust that drives building relationships and, ultimately, commerce. Chris talks about his personal journey and how it led to building his business. This includes his initial difficulties with shyness and connecting with others and communicating, which...
0004 WWC Fractional CFO
Mike Albert consults as a Fractional Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Before diving into the numbers, he starts with the individual, getting to know what they want from life so he can determine what it takes to match the business to the person. Team members then fill the gaps. Mike’s commitment to the whole person is shown in his past ownership of a Cross Fit Gym. Consequently, as a small business owner himself he can empathize with his clients. At the other end of the spectrum he has almost 8...