• 01:05

    A Himalayan Journey with Retired Fortune 500 Executive Kurt Koontz

    in Spirituality

    Retired Fortune 500 executive Kurt Koontz recently returned from an inspiring 20-day trek in the Himalayas, reaching heights as high as 16,000 feet and even higher spaces in the heart. Kurt returns to the show to share insights from his powerful journey. Kurt is the author of A Million Steps, in which he chronicles his life-changing adventure of nearly 500 miles on the historic Camino de Santiago in Spain, following the steps of a 1300-year-old pilgrimage bridging inner and outer worlds.


    Kurt retired at the age of 36. For the past decade, his travels have taken him to all corners of the world, requiring both physical and mental endurance. Kurt has been interviewed on over 50 radio programs, including NPR, and has been published in over 20 magazines. His Camino story was recently featured in a 30 minute PBS television interview. He regularly travels to share his experiences with audiences and recently became a Vistage International presenter. Kurt is a highly engaging, personable author and speaker who demonstrates we all have the capacity to journey beyond the limitations we perceive.


    Kurt's web site:  KurtKoontz.com


    Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission. Himalayan journey photographs copyrighted by Kurt Koontz, posted here with his permission.

  • 00:30

    Poverty Sunday: Fortune 500 Companies

    in Politics

    My fantasy: End poverty in America in 2012, OK. Each Fortune 500 Company hires 60,000 people. Any Workers the companies cannot use are placed with non-profits in the  workers communities. This would work across America.  Workers would provide needed day care to elderly, disabled and children. Assist teachers in schools. Weatherize, and beautify cities which would in turn lift the spirits across America. We have cities in America today that never fully recovered from the 1980's recession. Because of the failure to recover from the 1980's some areas are experiencing higher unemployment rates today. Poverty ends once wealth, power, and knowledge decide to use their brains, hearts, and courage to benefit America rather than just their Store Houses. Read this 9-8-11 article by Michael Noer.

  • 01:00

    Branding and Consulting: The Power of Design Work Special Guest, Patrice Johnson

    in Entrepreneur

    Patrice Johnson is the owner/principal of Virtual Illustrations, a design consultancy located in Charlotte NC. For the last 14 years, Patrice has used the power of design to develop inspiring creations for clients ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. The company specializes in logo development and publication design; but also offers branding, e-marketing, advertising, print collateral, simple website design...and virtually anything else creative that you can think of.


    Patrice always had an eye for all things creative - whether it be plating a dish, decorating a home or graphic design. She worked at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for 13 years and initially began doing graphic design as an extension of her work there - producing marketing materials for training sessions, etc. She was soon approached by a co-worker who suggested she consider doing graphic design as a business. After giving it some thought, Patrice gave it a try on a part time basis. Later, she went on to open the business full time, after leaving the school system as a process manager in the Superintendent's office in 2005.

  • 00:52

    Kelly Hungerford: Moderator of #BizHeroes

    in Social Networking

    Kelly Hungerford a digital marketer and community builder creating and implementing ‘customer-first’ strategies that grow brand awareness, customer loyalty and revenue. She is the founder, moderator and Community Manager for one of Twitter’s fastest growing chats ,#BizHeroes. 


    In her previous position as Head of Marketing for Paper.li, Kelly was tasked with building customer facing organization from the ground up. Taking a customer-first stance and placing people at the center of business operations, she took an “every customer counts” approach to building the Paper.li community by integrating Customer Care, Marketing, Communications and Product Management to drive growth, revenue, product development and most importantly, customer satisfaction.


    Prior to Paper.li, Kelly has worked in digital marketing and communications, sales and customer development roles for fortune 500 companies and startups across retail, low tech and high-tech industries. 


    You can learn more about Kelly at


    Website: www.kellyhungerford.com 


    Twitter: @kdhungerford 


     

  • 00:31

    Ok So You Really Want a Home-Based Business? Listen Today and Find Out How

    in Art

    Nothing changes more quickly than technology bringing new products to market effectively and maintaining strength in a highly competitive work environment.   It requires top-notch strategy and execution. Success requires revenue growth and cost regulation to improve profitability.  That is why many Fortune 500 companies are hiring independent contractors to work-at-home. Lets Chat Enterprises, LLC brings you a  network of tens of thousands of independent customer service, sales and technical support providers, that are availiable to meet customer demand. Today your host Jon D will discuss how you can partner with Lets Chat Enterprises, LLC and start your own home-based business.

  • 01:01

    Unlimited Life -Vincent Molina - The General Contractor of Business

    in Business

    Host Nicole Brandon is one of the most sought after speakers in the world today. From Health & Wellness to Wealth & Ultimate Success her seemingly unlimited well of information is simply mind boggling. Nicole is known internationally for sharing her amazing secrets and remarkable knowledge on stage, screen, TV & in books throughout the world.


    Today's Guest: Vincent Molina - has over 30 years of corporate experience in such areas as business strategy, management & corporate training. He became one of the youngest Fortune 500 trainers at age 20.


    As a Business Strategist Vincent provides support at the executive & board level in areas of corporate engineering, business development & capital acquisition. His passion, commitment & expertise have led his dedicated clients to their achieved goals. Vincent has supported a variety of industries such as technology, consumer products & services, music, film, the green industry & others. He works closely with companies to support them in obtaining necessary professional & financial support & other resources required to achieve success. As a result of his work, other professionals have dubbed him, “The General Contractor of Business”.


    Vincent is a Member of and Instructor for CEO Space International where he has taught classes to thousands of Members on various aspects of Business Strategy, Capital Acquisition & Networking. Vincent has also instructed classes in Identifying and Communicating your passion to CEO Space Teen Program.


    He has participated on the U.S.A. Today’s Small Business Panel which serves 20 million entrepreneurs. He is a published author who has been featured on national television and radio shows and a contributing author of the Best Seller Law of Business Attraction.


    Vincent has also served in the United States Air Force and was a Legislative Aid at the state level.

  • 00:27

    March Show: Your Career Questions Answered

    in Self Help

    SixFigureStart offers career coaching by former Fortune 500 recruiters. Our show is hosted by Caroline Ceniza-Levine, former recruiter for financial services, management consulting, media, technology, pharmaceuticals, and non-profit. Caroline answers YOUR QUESTIONS about job search, career advancement, salary negotiation, networking, interviewing, resumes, career change, entrepreneurship, and more! Email info@sixfigurestart.com to submit your question for a future show

  • 01:03

    Ed Brodow, Scott York, Timothy Stenovec, Russell Bishop, Iran Nuclear Deal

    in Business

    Ed Brodow teaches the art of negotiation to the professional negotiators at Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Learjet, Zurich Insurance, the IRS, and the Pentagon. He is the bestselling author of Negotiation Boot Camp: How to Resolve Conflict, Satisfy Customers, and Make Better Deals. Ed has appeared as negotiation guru on PBS, ABC, Fox News, and Inside Edition


    Timothy Stenovec technology reporter at The Huffington Post in New York, where he covers streaming media, mobile devices and wearable technology. He appears regularly on TV, radio and HuffPost Live, The Huffington Post's live streaming network


    Russell Bishop recognized expert in personal and organization transformation, Russell has helped thousands of individuals around the world discover how to create balance and success in their personal and professional lives. His seminars, coaching, and consulting expertise offer individuals and organizations a new approach to integrating personal and spiritual values into their personal and professional lives. Russell is an internationally regarded speaker, educator and consultant.  His corporate clients include Fortune 500 executives in aerospace, healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, information technology, telecommunications and oil and gas


    Scott York fitness expert with 30 years of experience and has been certified by NASM, ISSA and others

  • 00:29

    Focus on LIVEOPS---a Real Work-at-home Opportunity that Pays Like Clockwork

    in Jobs

    For our "work at home" listeners today, we have a special 30-minute episode today focusing on the LIVEOPS work opportunity. Learn about the history of LIVEOPS.com, why they are a good company to work for, the PROS and CONS of working for them, employee/contractor status and more.


    Deb worked with LIVEOPS for over 2 years part-time on both the general line and insurance lines. Learn what it takes to make it, see if you have what it takes to make serious money with this call center opportunity, hear the general pay rates and more.


    Deb will address:



    How to join (http://join.liveops.com)
    How to get paid
    What you'll need  (equipment, skills, etc.)
    Training
    General pay rates
    Pay-per-performance model
    Management
    Employee status
    Bonuses
    How to Succeed on Liveops
    Do you have what it takes to maintain the income?


    Watch Deb's 2013 interview with Gary Foreman, publisher and consumer finance expert, about LIVEOPS from Florida. Recorded via Google Hangout on the topic of work at home jobs. Gary owns a publication known as The Dollar Stretcher in Bradenton Beach, Florida. But he has done work for the Chicago Tribune in the past and has also been interviewed by The Today Show. Gary is considered one of the foremost authorities in consumer finance topics in the U.S. 


    He interviewed Deb about the Liveops opportunity after she completed an 8-part article series for him on the topic of "Work at Home" jobs.


    WATCH IT HERE:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLWnrkZvznM

  • 00:30

    Finding New Customers and Growing Your Small Business with bizHive's Dave Walker

    in Marketing

    On Smart Companies KC with host Kelly Scanlon, you'll meet Dave Walker, a 25+ year veteran marketing intrapreneur-turned-born-again entrepreneur who has created, developed, built, and fixed go-to-market strategies for some of the largest, most recognized brands in the country, from Wal-Mart to Toys R Us to Microsoft to Home Depot. In 2011, Dave launched the innovation consultancy, Synthacis, with a handful of product development, marketing and organizational experts from around the globe, on a shared mission to discover, develop and deploy $5-$500Mil new businesses from inside Fortune 500 clients (like Bridgestone/Firestone and Tribune.)


    Kelly and Dave will also discuss the launch of his own startup, "bizHive",  an intelligent marketplace for millions of Small to Mid-size Businesses to efficiently & effectively shop & buy marketing & advertising resources they need. 


    To register for the upcoming KC Business Builders Bootcamp on April 8th 2015,  go to http://www.Sprint.bizhive.com


    To listen to more shows on the Smart Companies KC Network visit our archives

  • 00:11

    L'Auberge Del Mar Executive Chef Brandon Fortune

    in Travel

    Brandon Fortune, Executive Chef of L’Auberge, hails from Atlanta and shares how he is applying his roots to create an upscale Southern Cuisine at L’Auberge’s Kitchen 1540. All of this and more from the L'Auberge Del Mar in San Diego County, California. 

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