Summary: This week, Launch Youniversity returns to the archive to replay a must-listen episode with Jeff Shinabarger. Back in 2017, David Farmer and Kevin Jennings sat down with Jeff to talk about the common thread and hurdles all entrepreneurs face. Jeff is a social entrepreneur, leader, and author at Plywood People. Plywood is a non-profit […] The post Ep. 137: Jeff Shinabarger on Lessons Learned After Working with 100+ Startups appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: The agile method is in fashion for software development and project management, but you probably have never heard it explained or implemented as well as you will hear from our latest guest Kramer Johnson. As one of the leaders responsible for Chick-fil-A’s mobile ordering app, Kramer pulls from his experiences in both the startup […] The post 136: Chick-fil-A’s Kramer Johnson on Agile Thinking and Trust-Based Leadership appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: To begin, Happy 4th of July and we would like to thank all those who have served and are serving in the US armed forces. We celebrate you today. We ve officially reached the halfway point of 2019, and, for many of us, it s the perfect time to review the goals we set at the […] The post 135: Halftime Using A Mid-Year Reset To Improve Results appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: Many people dream of starting a business, solving a problem, or launching their dream, but most people wait for permission. On this episode of the Launch Youniversity podcast, Kevin Jennings sits down with two entrepreneurs that decided to not wait for the right time. When Channing Moreland and Makenzie Stokel met at Belmont University, […] The post 134: Channing Moreland and Makenzie Stokel on the Power of Starting Before You Are Ready, Solving the Right Problems, and Embracing...
Summary: A launcher s primary goal is to provide a solution to an existing problem, but you can t solve a problem you don t know exists. Today on the podcast, hosts Jeff Henderson and Kevin Jennings are joined by filmmaker and actress, Pamela Perrine, who shares how she uses her art to uncover and shed light on […] The post 133: Filmmaker and Actress Pamela Perrine on Using Your Idea to Provide a Solution appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: Many entrepreneurs have a love/hate relationship with the word, networking. For some of us, networking often feels forced and time consuming, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and a bit out of our element. On today s episode of the Launch Youniversity podcast, entrepreneur Darrah Brustein shares that those negative emotions behind networking are due to a […] The post 132: How to Grow Relationships Through Networking with Darrah Brustein appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: As business owners and leaders, it s easy for us to get swept up in the current of what has always worked and what we ve always done. While society celebrates this approach, there s another way an intentional one that has the potential to yield even greater returns. On today s episode of the Launch […] The post 131: Living By Design, Not Default with Darrah Brustein appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: In the 15 years since social media went mainstream, it has invented a new form of marketing viral marketing and, consequently, an online influencer has become a profession. On today s episode of the podcast, we connect with two people who thrive in each of those areas. Married duo, Rachel McCord and Rick […] The post 130: Building Influence, Community, and Viral Marketing with Rick Schirmer and Rachel McCord appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: Shop owners and clothing designers, Ann and Sid Mashburn, join host, Jeff Henderson, on the Launch Youniversity podcast. Together, they share how their collective experiences Sid going from a small town Mississippi native to one of the most sought-after designers and Ann s real life The Devil Wears Prada experience at Vogue have […] The post 129: Growth, Leadership, and Core Values with Ann and Sid Mashburn appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: Leaders take a lot of risks, and sometimes those risks lead to mistakes. If you re a good leader, you take the time to apologize for those mistakes. If you re a bad leader…well, you get the picture. On today s episode, our host, Jeff Henderson, is joined with our mentors, Kevin Jennings and David Farmer, to […] The post 128: The Anatomy of an Apology appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: According to the Census Bureau, the United States population will be primarily made up of people of color, and various cultures and backgrounds by the year 2042. That means we as entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and launchers must learn to embrace cultural nuances if we re going to make a difference and serve all of our clients. […] The post 127: How to Reach Various Cultures Through Your Business with Diana Puglio of Rumbo Cultural Marketing appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: Whether you re starting off on your own or making a shift within an existing company, your launch will look different from everyone else s launch. No matter what it looks like, using the previous experiences and insights you ve gained working elsewhere will benefit you greatly. Today, our co-hosts, Shane Benson and David Farmer, talk with […] The post 126: How Leveraging Past Experiences Can Affect Your Launch with Bryan Coley of Reel Experiences appeared first on Launch...
Summary: Most of us want our businesses to thrive, so we tend to buckle down and apply hyper focus to the tasks that lay before us. That approach, however, may be holding you back. On today s episode, our host, David Farmer, joins Launch Youniversity mentor, Shane Benson, to talk about the enterprise mindset what […] The post 125: Elevate Your Thinking: Adopting An Enterprise Mindset appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: For years, intimidation and fear have been considered effective motivation tools. In recent years, however, studies have shown these tactics actually cause more harm than good. They can actually demotivate a team and slow down innovation. Today s podcast guest, Dr. Tim Irwin, has been on a career-long search to discover what brings out the […] The post 124: The Transformative Power of Affirmation with Dr. Tim Irwin appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: You probably have at least one person in your life who seems to have a constant flow of great ideas. Perhaps that person is you. Or, maybe, you re currently in an idea rut. Whichever end of the spectrum you find yourself, just remember: a good idea comes from your thoughts, experiences, and energy. On […] The post 123: Where Do Good Ideas Come From? appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: On today s episode, we sit down with Michael Sims, president of Hook + Gaff Watch Company, a fairly new business that produces Southern-designed sports watches. Michael shares his journey from working in the insurance business with a background in industrial engineering to becoming an entrepreneur who creates adventure-proof watches. He also talks candidly about […] The post 122: Making the Entrepreneurial Leap and Standing Out in the Marketplace with Michael Sims of Hook & Gaff...
Summary: If you re not tracking together with your team on a regular basis, chances are you re missing out on some major chances to grow as a team and business. On today s episode, Launch Youniversity mentors, Kevin Jennings, Shane Benson, and Jeff Henderson talk about what business performance reviews are, the best ways to do them, […] The post 121: Why Performance Reviews Hold the Key to Fast Tracking Growth appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: Ask any entrepreneur what their biggest concern is in their business and they ll likely say keeping their customers happy and their growth increasing steadily. However, as launchers, we sometimes fail to remember that our ability to keep the money we earn can make or break the business and lifestyle we want to have. Today, […] The post 120: How to do Tax Season Differently This Year with Craig Cody appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: Many ideas never make it off the table because that s all it is: an idea. Sustainable ideas are an answer to a problem or need; and, as launchers, it s important we define a problem and establish a solution with our ideas. Hannah Gronowski saw a need in her community, to inspire millennials to live […] The post 119: Launching Through Fear and Starting Before You re Ready appeared first on Launch Youniversity.
Summary: You are nothing without support, no matter where you are in the process of launching your idea. It takes an entire team working together for the magic of your idea to really ignite and sustain flight. Today, Kevin Jennings, Shane Benson, and David Farmer are sharing their insight on the benefits of executive assistants […] The post 118: The Superpowers of Executive Assistants & Support Staff appeared first on Launch Youniversity.