It's All About the Questions

It's All About the Questions

My guests are leaders from varied businesses and perspectives from around the world. They generously share their business, health and life expertise and stories to help my listeners grow their business, improve their health, and shift their perspectives. Did you get that means free coaching just by listening? Yes, this is a business podcast, but listeners say it is more like sitting in my living room listening to a chat with friends. Incredibly accomplished friends but friends! The show is not about perfection but rather how you can embrace all of you to have the business and life you want


August 2, 2022 54 min

What does it take to write multiple books with the same characters? Is it different than writing just one?

Take a listen as I interview Edgar Award nominated author, former journalist and all-around good human Thomas Kies about his latest Geneva Chase novel. He will share what his agent, publisher and editor each said when he was thinking about starting a different series and his own thoughts on it. Then we talk about life as a wri...

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He's baaack! John David Mann, one of my all-time favorite guests, is back to talk about how he gets inspiration, the differences between writing non-fiction and fiction, what he credits for his ability to write what I call "books that suck you in and make you forget to go to the bathroom" and so much more.

If you've never listened to John talk about writing, life, passion and having a writing partner then dive in on this episode. A...

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Marlene Chism is recognized as one of the top experts on reducing or eliminating workplace drama and helping leaders become better leaders. She has been on the show before discussing her previous books and on this episode, we discussed her latest book, From Conflict to Courage: How to Stop Avoiding and Start Leading.

Conflict, and avoiding conflict, happen everyday either at work, at home or somewhere on the way to one of those. I’...

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Just me updating you on the show, myself and others things

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Just me giving you an update on the show, myself and a few other things.

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April 12, 2022 65 min

Return guest Alan Shapiro continues our discussion on creativity, getting rid of numbness, finding and expressing your story and how routine helps him unleash his creative spark.

In Alan’s own words:

Passionate, award-winning photographer. Advertising Chief Creative Officer, too

I grew up on the creative side of the advertising world, working with clients around the world; telling their unique stories in very unique ways.

Along the...

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Going to the doctor nowadays doesn't always mean leaving there with a good diagnosis or a feeling of being heard. Many doctors are overworked and have become highly specialized preventing them from looking at their patient as a whole rather than a particular set of symptoms. Insurance reimbursement can also impact the doctor/patient relationship.

What can you do to change that and feel well again?

Enter Dr. Dan Witkowski. Board cer...

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Clinton Gatewood is my guest on this epsiode and it is an overdue interview. Clint has lived his life helping others grow their businesses as well as having founded and sold his own company. He has dedicated his life to serving others and helping them see how they can achieve their business goals.

I know Clint from my tech days onward and every role he has ever held in any company he  has worked for, or with, has seen the benefit o...

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John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann joined me to discuss their seminal work, The Go-Giver Marriage A Little Story About The 5 Secrets to Lasting Love. This is not your average book about relationships and marriage. Nor is this interview.

Take a listen as I ask John and Ana about the foundation for the book, how their lives intertwined to create the book and how each of us can begin to improve relationships that matter to us.

JOHN ...

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How does a woman nowhere close to retirement age create a company that is all about helping people ready to retire? Well Hannah Thomson will tell you all you have to do is know her granny. Inspiration is all around us. How we act on that separates the successful from the less successful. Hannah Thomson has learned to act on what she learns from the world around her and founded the highly successful retirement-focused company The Jo...

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Do you know if you are focused on your brand essence or your brand ego? Do you know the difference between the two? How about story? Do you know how to use it for the right part of your brand?

Tucker Stine and I pick up our conversation in part 2 of our discussion about your bsuiness and personal brands and how they best interact and how they should not.

Tucker is a results-driven connector, personal and organizational brand archit...

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One of my most requested guests has come back on the show to talk how we can keep hope, have healing and know we have strength when it seems like none of that is possible.

Dr. Laurie Nadel talks about terminal lethargy, what tasks we need to schedule and if the body and mind really learn to accept a new normal.

Dr. Laurie Nadel is a psychologist who helps people recover from disasters, including the attacks on the World Trade Cente...

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Do you check in with your customer? Ever? Too often what happens is focus shifts to getting new customers at the expense of the old. Think how annoyed we all get when Cable and Cellular companies offer bonuses or special pricing to new customers and existing just keep paying higher and higher prices. In a services industry you are probably missing out on increased revenue with increased customer satisfaction by doing regular busine...

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Listeners wanted her back for more of her wisdom and I agreed. On this part 2 of a conversation with Amy Biddle she shares three strategies she has used to create advances in her business and life year after year. We also talk about her upcoming book, Acquire, Convert, Repeat.

And during this epsiode Amy shares how her goal and purpose changed and how that changed everything for her.

Amy Biddle has been obsessed with digital and tr...

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The biggest downfall to any brand is not what you think. It's not a failure in service or product delivery. It's not even a scandal.

Tucker Stine has been helping brands of all sizes avoid and recover from what is the biggest downfall for many years and he shares the answer on this epsiode.

We also talk about branding to different gernations, brand accelerators and how to use them and how changing the face of a brand, think Alex Tr...

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As if the title wasn't enough to suck you in there is more from this much requested repeat guest. Her latest book's title is You Don't Suck - Your Copy Does - 60 Kick-Butt Lessons on Copywriting, Business and Life and it definitely delivers.

Be preprared for a high-energy listen as Carline talks about what makes an A-List copywriter, how to appreciate who you are and what you have, how to deal with bad things happening and not let ...

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Having sold a business I can tell you that it is not just all about business issues like M&A, finances, contracts, staff, clients, branding and a few other things. What many never talk about is the emotional impact leading up to a sale, during negotiations and after the sale that can derail a deal before it gets to close.

My guest is a serial entreprenuer who has written and spoken about the emotional side of selling a business and...

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December 23, 2021 62 min

Everyone talks about goals when they are starting out but do all goals matter equally? Are some dreams versus goals? Do all goals need to be done right now or do some need to wait because you need to look at them some more?

My guest, Michael Nelson, is a serial entreprenuer who knows a few things about success, failure and goals that matter and don't.

Take a listen as we talk about the book he finally wrote after clients and friend...

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What if you could turn upside down how you think about adding new partners and clients? What if you decided to create a business to help others do that? And what if that wasn't how you originally thought of your company?

Take a listen as I interview Dina Moskowitz, Founder and CEO of SaaSMAX ParterOptimizer as she shares her entrepreneurial journey and the pivots she learned to make along the way to success.

Dina Moskowitz is recog...

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Worry, anxiety, fear, frustration, lethargy, exhaustion and stress. I could check off the boxes on one or more of these almost every day. How about you?

My guest is Dr. Katie Nall. She has a Ph.D in Mathematics Educations, is a multiple TEDx speaker and a Top level EFT practitioner. She didn't get her Ph.D until later in life but got it because she saw how stressed students were around math and matt classes. She made it her mission...

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