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 22, 2022 28 min

This episode is co-produced with the Austin Technology Council. ATC is a 30 year old association focused on promoting and facilitating growth of technology companies in Central Texas. Over the past three decades the business ecosystem in Austin has changed, and ATC is actively changing, too. Learn more at https://AustinTechnologyCouncil.org.


Connecting with your constituents (internally and externally) and understanding your message...

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In this episode we go deep on how to you bounce back. Brain Wagner helps people see things they have never seen before. He went blind 12 years ago and now sees more than he ever has before. Brian is a speaker and works with the Ohio State School for the Blind. 


He believes all of us can do more than we ever thought we could, and this episode will make you think deeper about how to bounce back when you face something difficult. 


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This episode is co-produced with the Austin Technology Council. ATC is a 30 year old association focused on promoting and facilitating growth of technology companies in Central Texas. Over the past three decades the business ecosystem in Austin has changed, and ATC is actively changing, too.  Learn more at https://AustinTechnologyCouncil.org.


This episode is a great conversation about change, the rate of change, and the power of Com...

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This episode is co-produced with the Austin Technology Council. ATC is a 30 year old association focused on promoting and facilitating growth of technology companies in Central Texas. Over the past three decades the business ecosystem in Austin has changed, and ATC is actively changing, too.  Learn more at https://AustinTechnologyCouncil.org.


Min Choe and Angell Tsang sit down to talk about their unique company, Tso Chinese Delivery...

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This episode is co-produced with the Austin Technology Council. ATC is a 30 year old association focused on promoting and facilitating growth of technology companies in Central Texas. Over the past three decades the business ecosystem in Austin has changed, and ATC is actively changing, too.  Learn more at https://AustinTechnologyCouncil.org.


This is a great conversation with Sarah Jones Simmer about resilience and the courage to sh...

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In this episode Thom Singer talks to Carlos Martin from macami.ai. They talk about the future of AI and RPA as well as why Austin, Texas is a great place for business. 


This episode is co-produced with the Austin Technology Council. ATC is a 30 year old association focused on promoting and facilitating growth of technology companies in Central Texas. Over the past three decades the business ecosystem in Austin has changed, and ATC i...

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In this episode of the "Making Waves at C-Level" podcast, we discuss working with your spouse or significant other. In this entrepreneur focused world, many people start businesses with people together. But what happens when that person is the love of your life? Terry Brock and Gina Carr sit down with Thom Singer to talk about how they manage business and life.


About Gina Carr


Gina Carr works with business leaders to leverage...

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This episode was produced in partnership with the Austin Technology Council. ATC is a 30 year old association focused on promoting and facilitating growth of technology companies in Central Texas. Over the past three decades the business ecosystem in Austin has changed, and ATC is actively changing, too. Learn more at https://AustinTechnology Council.org.


Today's guest is Carolyn Jenkins, the co-founder and CEO of We Are Here. I...

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In this episode of "Making Waves at C-Level", Thom talks to James Howard, the founder of the Black Inventors Hall of Fame. They talk about his new documentary, "Black Inventors Got Game", race, and success.  


About James Howard


James Howard is a, lecturer, design historian, industrial designer/inventor of some 300 products with 18 patents. He is currently the owner/operator of Entrepreneurial U, a specialty private ca...

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This episode is co-produced with the Austin Technology Council. ATC is a 30 year old association focused on promoting and facilitating growth of technology companies in Central Texas. Over the past three decades the business ecosystem in Austin has changed, and ATC is actively changing, too.  Learn more at https://AustinTechnology Council.org.


About Kurt Wilkin


Kurt Wilkin is a trusted advisor for high-growth, middle-market companies...

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This episode was produced in partnership with the Austin Technology Council. ATC is a 30 year old association focused on promoting and facilitating growth of technology companies in Central Texas. Over the past three decades the business ecosystem in Austin has changed, and ATC is actively changing, too.  Learn more at https://AustinTechnology Council.org.


Today's guest is Brain Beck, the co-founder and managing partner at Sabio...

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For episode 726 of "Making Waves at C-Level", host Thom Singer sits down with a strategy professor from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Ron Adner has written two unbelievably great books and loves everything about strategy. His newest book, "Winning the Right Game: How to disrupt, defend, and deliver in a changing world" is a MUST READ for everyone in leadership.


In this conversation they talk about...

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How can apps make you more productive? Don't know the answer? Then you need to know Beth Z. She is "Your Nerdy Best Friend" and she had dedicated her life to knowing all the apps you can have on your phone that will help you get more done (and maybe have some fun, too).


About Beth Z

Speaker, Author, Nerd...

(Not necessarily in that order)


To find the right technology that makes your life easier, you could...


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    What is the biggest weakness of leadership, and what can leaders do for their organizations? Dr. Rick Goodman shares how his clients work on culture and transformational leadership.  


    Dr. Rick Goodman has been a team physician for a professional sports team who worked on both brains and body. He is a serial entrepreneur who works with organizational teams who want to lead and grow their business.


    In this episode Thom and Rick chat ab...

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    June 17, 2022 30 min

    Why do we need to be intentional with energy? And does the significance of your energy matter as a leader? Dustin James says energy matters more than most people think.


    In this interview Thom Singer talks to professional speaker, entrepreneur, and corporate energizer Dustin James about how energy impacts your whole organization.


    About Dustin James


    Dustin E. James is America’s Top Corporate Energizer.  He is on a mission to elevate the...

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    June 14, 2022 33 min

    Episode 722 is a combination of 12 short interviews with toy store owners and toy manufacturers. Thom Singer was the EmCee for the ASTRA Toy Marketplace and Academy and had the chance to spend 4 days with the coolest people in the toy industry. He has worked with this association several times, and has learned that "toy people are fun people" and they are creative and innovative business leaders.  


    Your city might just have ...

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    Sometimes you have to take the "road less traveled" to find success in business. The guest on Episode 721 of "Making Waves at C-Level has done just that. In this interview Ed Rigsbee shares his eclectic career journey and the lessons he has learned along the way.


    As an individual or a company, innovation is key to finding your highest levels of success.


    About Ed Rigsbee


    Ed Rigsbee is unique in the fact that he holds both t...

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    Have you ever thought about how your strategic planning and succession planning impacts your corporate culture? Well according to Liz Weber, it plays a big part. And culture matters in business now more than ever.


    This episode of "Making Waves at C-Level" is a conversation about succession plans, strategy, and culture. Thom and Liz go deep into her expertise and find ways you company should be looking at your org chart and t...

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    Thom Singer sits down with one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Austin, Texas. His friend, Brett Hurt, is the author of The Entrepreneur's Essentials and the founder of six successful companies. 


    In this conversation they chat about Brett's entrepreneurship, the new book, what makes a B Corporation, and how Brett can do a 22 minute plank. This interview is full of useful information for anyone at any level of their bu...

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    This episode is the return of the "Making Waves at C-Level" podcast after a month long hiatus. Host Thom Singer has been making some changes to his career and business life - and so stay tuned to see a lot of new things happening here on this podcast.


    In this interview he talks to Zora Chase from Chasing Nectar Digital Solutions. They discuss why all companies should have a digital expert in their corner and bring up the imp...

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