[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] The format and content for today’s podcast episode is new. It’s a candid conversation between friends about confronting the ethical and spiritual challenges of life as an entrepreneur.
My guest on the podcast, Mike Brown, is a former Fortune 500 vice president of marketing. He made the leap to self-employment about 5 years ago and now owns and operates The Brainzooming™ Group — a firm dedicated to helping companies to successfully identify and implement strategic and innovative ideas. Mike’s clients include the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the American Marketing Association, the PR Society of America, the CMO Summit, Frost & Sullivan MindXChange and TEDxWyandotte, to name just a few.
In my experience, many independent professionals hold themselves to high standards in business and life. As a result, feeling ethically and even spiritually challenged by situations they encounter is actually pretty common.
How can we navigate these types of challenges and continue to develop and grow as people and business owners? In a nutshell, that’s what Mike and I discuss in this week’s podcast episode. Scroll down to the Podcast Player below and listen-in now!
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] My special guest on the podcast today is Meridith Elliott Powell. We’ll be discussing her latest book: Winning in the Trust & Value Economy: A Guide to Sales Success and Business Growth.
Meridith has a very interesting professional background. She began her career in corporate sales and marketing and was eventually recruited to executive level positions in commercial banking and finance. This combination of experiences gave her the breadth of knowledge needed to bring the numbers and the people side of business together.
About seven years ago, Meridith left the corporate world and launched her own firm. During the recent economic downturn, Meridith coached her clients on how to take advantage of the changing economy resulting in more productivity, personal passion and profits.
Meridith’s signature high-energy communication style and her ability to rapidly connect with people make her a sought after speaker, trainer, and business coach. She’s an active member of the National Speakers Association, the American Society of Training and Development, and Lessons in Leadership. After achieving her business coaching certification, Meridith also became gold master certified in strategic planning via the Haines Centre and the University of San Diego. Lastly, Meridith increased her knowledge of communication styles, human behavior and their impact on professional relationships and organizational development by earning her master certification as a human behavior specialist.
Meridith’s professional background and training allows her to support her clients in their efforts to use trust and value, not low price, as a competitive advantage in today’s value-based economy. That’s something that we can all benefit from. Scroll down to the Podcast Player now and listen to Meridith share her business building wisdom!
[Legacy post: Small Business Talent] Today my guest on the podcast is consultant, writer, speaker and coach, Leanne Hoagland-Smith. I met Leanne through her Increase Sales Blog and it quickly became clear to me that her forward thinking perspective, willingness to challenge the status quo, and ability to simplify complex sales issues make her a rare find.
Leanne works with a variety of entrepreneurs like us, as well as top sales performers and small to medium sized businesses to help them break through to their next level of success. As Leanne points out, all of us can learn to more efficiently qualify prospects and acquire more of the high potential clients we want.
If you’re ready to stop wasting time handling needless sales objections and obstacles, then you’re going to find Leanne’s advice refreshingly different and powerful. Scroll down to the Podcast Player below and have a listen now!