Making Waves at C-Level

Making Waves at C-Level

Successful executives cannot always play it safe. They make waves. This podcast explores the gap between potential and results in business. This is a show for people who seek career success. If you desire motivation, ideas, inspiration, and the chance to learn from people who are living their dreams, then “Making Waves at C-Level” (Formerly “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do”) should be added to your subscribed “must hear” podcasts. This show was designed to help people get “unstuck” in their careers and are seeking ideas around leadership. Each episode brings you the successful stories of business leaders who have created their own success. Creating the right team, hiring skilled talent, managing other leaders, goal setting, mentorship, mastermind groups, mindset, marketing, sales, millionaires, career path, peak performance, thinking bigger, networking, enthusiasm, re-invention, leveling up, and financial planning are just some of the topics that are covered each week. Thom Singer is an executive search consultant. He is the author of 12 books and has been the featured speaker at over 1000 business and association events. Join him on this journey and become part of the “Making Waves” community. #CEO #leaders #leadership #entrepreneurs #business #biztips

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September 15, 2021 25 min
Episode 676 is an interview with Michelle Ray, the author of the new book "Leading In Real Time". In this conversation we talk about being ready, being responsive, and being relevant.  About Michelle Ray   How many people can identify with a predominantly negative leadership experience early in their careers? That was how Michelle Ray’s foray into the world of work began when she excitedly accepted a position in the media ...
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Episode 675 of “Making Waves at C-Level” is co-produced in partnership with the Austin Technology Council, the largest tech industry organization in Central Texas. ATC empowers members through insights, resources, and connections so their members can succeed and thrive. This episode is an in-depth interview with Chris Schelling, the director of alternative investment at Venturi Private Wealth. Check out this conversation about what...
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September 6, 2021 32 min
In this episode Thom Singer sits down with Craig Misrach, CEO of Uplyft. Thom met this experienced entrepreneur when Craig was a finalist in the San Diego Angel Conference in March 2021 (when Thom served as the master of ceremonies for this business competition). In this in-depth conversation the two talk about raising capital, manufacturing a product, building a team, and other important activities in growing a company. About Cra...
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September 1, 2021 31 min
In this episode Thom Singer sits down with Joe Curcillo to talk about how to build a unifying vision for your team. When you people experience belonging, meaning, and contribution, that is when the magic happens in your company.   ABOUT JOE CURCILLO A dynamic, insightful and entertaining problem solver. That’s Joe Curcillo — and his thought-provoking, real-life experiences as a prosecutor, mentalist and bestselling behavioral aut...
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August 31, 2021 27 min
In this episode of "Making Waves at C-Level" Thom Singer sits down with Luke Simianer. Luke is a former Paratrooper and Purple Heart recipient turned software developer to discuss his company and philosophy for life and success. The most compelling part was when he mentions talking loses that happen in business and turning them into lessons. About Clusiv Clusiv is the creator of the world's first e-learning and acces...
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August 24, 2021 20 min
In this episode Thom Singer shares his observations about how in these crazy times of pandemic, the people he has observed who have pivoted and found success are achieving because they have an extra does of that "fire in the belly". Creativity, Confidence, and Ambition are the key to getting ahead. While Thom admits he has a good does of all three of these, he is not in the top 10% of people. Yet to raise the level of crea...
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August 8, 2021 26 min
With over 260 locations and over 3000 people, Amazing Lash Studio has a great story of growth and success. CEO Stephanie Hu joins the conversation on "Making Waves at C-Level" and shares her experience and advice.   About Stephanie Hu Stephanie Hu is the CEO of Amazing Lash Studio® and Fitness Together Franchise, LLC. Stephanie brings over 20 years of consumer products and health and fitness experience to the WellBiz Bran...
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July 26, 2021 32 min
What? Another cannabis industry interview on Making Waves at C-Level? Yes, because if you want to look closely at entrepreneurs and companies that are facing change and growth, this business is always new. The leaders in these legal cannabis companies have to think on their feet, know how to pivot, deal with government red tape, and see the future via visionary eyes. This episode (Episode 669) we talk to John Sedillo from Family H...
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Do you think "Fish" when you think of business. You should. Peter Handy has turned his seafood company into a major entrepreneurial venture and has grown the business in the middle of a pandemic. While you might think supplying fish to restaurants would be problematic during the last 18 months, he expanded the business in other areas and has added revenue and staff.   About Peter Handy Peter Handy is president & CEO o...
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July 14, 2021 35 min
Episode 667 is a great conversation with one of the authors of the book "Connect: Building Exceptional Relationships with Family, Friends, and Colleagues" (by David Bradford and Carole Robin). This is a topic that is near and dear to host Thom Singer, as he has been talking to audiences for years about how to connect better with people in this gadget crazed world.   About Dr. David Bradford David is the Eugene O’Kelly II ...
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Episode 666 is not the mark of the devil. This is a solo episode where Thom Singer will rant about success. Some listeners of the "Making Waves at C-Level" podcast pointed out it had been too long since Thom did episodes that were just him sharing ideas and his story, so he is working to re-instate these with weekly thoughts being shared. Thom is a huge believer in the power of participation in trade association events. He...
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Episode 665 is a conversation with Max Warren. Max is an expert in sales enablement, business systems, and process innovation. He sits down with Thom Singer to talk ways to be more successful in business.About Rising Phoenix ConsultingRising Phoenix consulting is a Real-world consulting firm. The firm was founded on a few key ideas. People before projects: Technology should be about enabling a team to be at its best (this includes ...
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Bryan Kelly helps busy leaders and their teams unlock and implement one or more business books a month. He does this through a program called "Stroke of Genius". In this episode he shares his journey and his ways to get more from reading great books.  About Bryan Kelly Bryan Kelly is an entrepreneur and executive who has built, sold, and acquired multiple companies over the past 15 years. His success has been rooted in a s...
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Dr Ivan Misner returns to "Making Waves at C-Level" to talk about networking after the pandemic. So much has happened in the last year, but the need for human connections does not change in the business world. About Ivan Misner Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. Founded in 1985 the organization now has over 9,800 chapters throughout ev...
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As we get back to live in-person meetings, you company cannot leave the human experience to chance. We have proven over the last year that we can do a good job delivering content via virtual platforms, but when people come to in-person events they are expecting more than they did before. The engagement and networking part of meetings is going to be powerful when done right, and will keep people from coming back next year if done w...
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Diana Alt helps people take charge of their career in a strategic way and find ideal work where they are valued and get paid. The key to a successful career transition is in how you get clear on what you want, what you value, and how you network. Diana is a connector who uses her experience in corporate roles and as a business owner to help people make the most of their work-life instead of feeling like it is a long, slow march tow...
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Check out this episode of "Making Waves at C-Level" as host Thom Singer sits down with Certified High Performance Coach James Williams to talk about how driven leaders can perform at their best and find success in their professional and personal lives. About James Williams Success driven visionaries don't want their goals to be held back by physical and emotional limitations. They want to strive for and achieve their ...
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Wellbeing is not one size fits all, and if you manage a team, their wellbeing matters to your bottom line. Some companies have even created the position of Chief Wellness Officer. On ep 659 Thom Singer talks to Dr. Brad Bongiovanni to talk about why all this matters.  About Brad Bongiovanni Dr. Brad Bongiovanni is Head of Strategy at Med-IQ and Chief Wellbeing Officer for Wellbeing Science, LLC where he is responsible for researc...
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On this episode Thom sits down with Kerri Leslie and talks about how her company is changing packaging in the beauty and personal care space. Kerri was a finalist in the San Diego Angel Conference, and was completed her Angel round with the approx $100,000 she received.   About Verity Verity is obsessed with creating truly sustainable packaging solutions within the beauty and personal care industry. They are on a mission to rais...
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Episode 657 is all about now and the future. Much has changed in business in the past two years, but what are the trends for 2021 and beyond? Joel Block from Bullseye Capital talks about what he sees happening now and into the future.   Bullseye Capital is the nation’s preeminent real estate syndication training provider, helping real estate brokers, other real estate professionals and investors acquire the skills to pool resources...
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