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Drive Profit with Purpose

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This is Drive Profit with Purpose. Listen in each week as we talk with successful industry leaders about how to lead a values-based professional services firm.

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Resiliency, Perception vs. Reality, and the Hidden Secrets of M&A with Bane Hunter, CEO of GetSwift

July 13th, 2021

32:58

Bane Hunter is the CEO of GetSwift, an all-in-one last mile delivery service that has revolutionized the way large and small companies manage the …

Give more than you take. How to design a purposeful and profitable business with Sunny Kaila, founder of IT by Design

June 29th, 2021

37:34

Sunny Kaila, CEO of IT by Design, is a Purpose Champion who proves that purpose and profit, far from being opposites, actually go hand in hand. In this engaging conversation Sunny shares:
-His immigrant journey
-How a …

Are shared values the missing link of successful M&A? A conversation with Don Scales, CEO of Investis Digital

June 22nd, 2021

38:10

Don Scales is a master of M&A, he’s also a Purpose Champion— consistently driving businesses to profit through purpose and values. In this conversation, Don shares his insights on the importance of values in mergers …

Core values, brand equity and the importance of the customer experience with Jose Herrera, CEO and founder of Horatio

June 8th, 2021

30:37

Jose came to America from the Dominican Republic for college. Upon graduation, he got a start in business in Wall Street, where he helped rebuild …

Humility, Passion and the Business of End-of-Life Planning with Liz Eddy, CEO of Lantern

May 25th, 2021

34:58

Liz Eddy is a Purpose Champion that isn’t afraid to take on taboo topics, head on. As CEO of Lantern, Liz leads the premier application for helping others approach end-of-life and death issues and planning. Liz shares …

Getting to No, Getting Through No with Akiba Covitz

May 11th, 2021

56:27

The world has placed a tremendous value on “getting to yes”. This week’s guest Akiba Covitz thinks we’ve missed the boat. Of course, we want people to say “yes” to us, but we’ve overlooked the importance of “no”. From …

What For Profits can Learn from Nonprofit Leaders with Dr. Rahsaan Harris

May 4th, 2021

44:27

This episode’s Purpose Champion is Dr. Rahsaan Harris, the CEO of the Citizens Committee for New York City and he’s got insight, ideas and …

The Impact Half of the Purpose Equation with Jason Swenk

April 27th, 2021

31:50

One of the biggest misconceptions of Purpose is that it is the same thing as passion. Passion is a part of the Purpose equation but it’s only half, and passion alone will not drive profit. The other half of the Purpose …

Best of Drive Profit with Purpose: Part 4

April 21st, 2021

17:20

In this last episode of our Best of Season 3, Venture Capitalist Phil Nadel explains the importance of truly understanding the market and then …

Best of Drive Profit with Purpose: Part 3

April 7th, 2021

18:04

This is the third in a series of purposeful highlights from Season 2 of the Drive Profit with Purpose podcast. We culled through all of our last …

Best of Drive Profit with Purpose: Part 2

March 23rd, 2021

17:34

This is the second in a series of purposeful highlights from Season 2 of the Drive Profit with Purpose podcast. We culled through all of our episodes …

Best of Drive Profit with Purpose: Part 1

March 9th, 2021

17:22

This is the first in a series of purposeful highlights from Season 3 of the Drive Profit with Purpose podcast. We culled through all of our episodes …

Ecosystems of Trust With Kim Raath

January 12th, 2021

25:17

As data, globalization, and technology seep more and more into our lives, we seek greater transparency and authenticity from the brands we engage …

Rally Communities with Jennifer Dipasquale

January 5th, 2021

23:35

As global crises and heated politics divide nations, new challenges and opportunities arise for leaders and brands across the globe. Rallying people …

Operationalize Consciousness with Susan Leger Ferraro

December 15th, 2020

29:33

Employees are disconnected from their leadership, brands are disconnected from customers, and businesses are disconnected revenue drivers. These disconnects are often more widespread than leadership teams realize, and …

Courage to Lead with Ed Robinson

December 8th, 2020

27:03

Our ever-evolving society, shifting economy, and advancing technology come with difficult decisions, uncomfortable conversations, and uncharted …

Authenticity Unlocks Opportunity with Jean Kristensen

December 1st, 2020

23:53

A disproportionate number of women and minority-owned businesses fail in America. So, as business closures rise, minority-owned business closures rise higher. Now, more than ever, the U.S. government and corporations …

Step Ahead of the Competition with Phil Nadel

November 17th, 2020

15:30

The stark reality is that 50% of businesses die within the first five years of their inception. To defy these odds, investors must develop an eye for disruptive ideas that are poised to grab large market share. They …

Unify Leadership & Unite Teams with Mark C. Winters

November 10th, 2020

26:59

It costs 9 months of an employee’s salary to hire and train another replacement. Companies with low turnover rates bring 4x higher profits on average. Yet 91% of millennials don’t expect to stay at a job for more than 3 …

Pivot Amidst Crisis with Richard Zoob

November 3rd, 2020

19:57

Over 100,000 businesses that closed their doors when the global health crisis hit will never reopen.  Owners grapple with financial losses as the …

Redefine Brand Loyalty with Nancie Mcdonnell Ruder

October 27th, 2020

23:29

It costs 5x more to acquire a new customer than it does to retain an existing one. Yet the concept of "Loyalty” has become overly commercialized, and it is costing companies their customers. According to reports, the …

Merge Your Values First with Don Scales

October 20th, 2020

23:38

A damning​ ​Harvard Business Review​ Report has found that between 70% & 90% of mergers & acquisitions fail. While two companies may appear to be great match on paper, they are often far from it in reality.

Scale Beyond the Middle with George Bradt

October 13th, 2020

23:34

As CEO and Founder of PrimeGenesis, George revolutionizes how leaders and teams approach transitions to accelerate their progress and empower …

Reimagine Your Legacy with Brandon Peele

October 6th, 2020

28:47
About Brandon: 

Brandon Peele activates purpose to solve leaders’ most daunting challenges. Brandon is a best-selling author, a passionate speaker, …

Invest in Intentional Relationships with Justin Breen

September 8th, 2020

22:48

The best way to form the most life-changing connections is to share the most thought-provoking stories. Justin Breen is a best-selling author, a …

Uncover Consumer Insights and Propel Your Brand With Kathleen Carroll

September 1st, 2020

39:13

Kathleen Carroll is a marketer, consultant, and professor with a rare combination of creative and strategic skills.

She’s known to unearth some …

Leverage Your Identity to Overcome Uncertainty with Tonya Twitchell

August 25th, 2020

31:02

Tonya Twitchell is known to be a champion of people and possibilities. She is a passionate speaker, inspiring coach, and devoted consultant who …

Unite, Survive, & Sustain with Jaime Taets

August 18th, 2020

34:08

Jaime Taets empowers leaders, companies, and communities to evolve through sharp focus, organizational strategy, and effective communication. For …

The Purpose of ‘Purpose’ with Brandon Peele

August 4th, 2020

39:30

Brandon Peele solves leaders’ most daunting challenges with a single word—purpose. Brandon is a best-selling author, a passionate speaker, an …

Invest in the Future of Humankind with Sky Fernandes

July 28th, 2020

27:55

Sky Fernandes drives scalability to unparalleled heights for the companies he supports and for the future of mankind. He’s an industry disruptor who …

From High-End Catering to High-End Experiences: The Most Purposeful Pivot with Andrea Herrera

July 21st, 2020

29:37

For over 25 years, Andrea Herrera has fostered relationship building through amazing edible experiences. However, when the global health crisis made in-person experiences impossible, Andrea expanded her mission and …

Ask Your Values First with Garnet S. Heraman

July 14th, 2020

33:42

Garnet S. Heraman is a purposeful investor, an influencer, and, above all, an innovator. With over 25 years of experience helping to establish brands …

Lead From the Outside In with James Hickey

July 7th, 2020

39:28

James Hickey guides the world's most daring business leaders on their most challenging journeys. On his own journey to success, he traveled across the globe to work with thousands of market-leading businesses— from …

Grow Your Story & Turn Debt to Revenue with Tommy Mello

June 30th, 2020

25:39

Tommy Mello founded A1 Garage with $50,000 in debt and a simple dream—to both literally and figuratively enable people to open doors and transform their homes. Now, his garage company has grown to $40 million in revenue …

Eradicate Entrepreneurial Poverty with Mike Michalowicz

June 23rd, 2020

26:12

Mike Michalowicz who simplifies entrepreneurship to make every leader's dream achievable, even in the most uncertain times. Over the years, he has traveled the globe speaking with thousands of entrepreneurs for this …

Pivot For Today & Plan For Tomorrow with Don Scales & Fran Biderman-Gross

June 16th, 2020

40:11

Don Scales is the Global CEO of Investis Digital, a groundbreaking digital communications firm that drives exceptional growth by aligning people around shared values. With more than three decades of experience leading …

Drive Profits with Purposeful Storytelling with Susan Lindner of Emerging Media

June 9th, 2020

32:35

Susan Lindner is the CEO and Founder of Emerging Media, an award-winning innovation communications consultancy that helps corporate innovators and …

What Does Brand Purpose Have to Do with Your Poor Sales?

June 2nd, 2020

42:16

Jack Daly is the leading authority on “sales.” As an experienced CEO and entrepreneur, he has used his own carefully-crafted methodologies to …

Transform Organizational Fortunes Through Industrial Philosophy with Cristina DiGiacomo of MorAlchemy

May 22nd, 2020

31:31

Christina DiGiacomo is the world’s first industrial philosopher and a best selling author of “Wise Up At Work.” She not only has 20 years experience as a purpose-driven executive business woman, but also spent ages …

Drive Profits Through Cohesive Team Building with Lisa Bennett, V.P of Corporate Marketing of Kaltura

May 22nd, 2020

35:03

Lisa Bennett is the Vice President of Corporate Marketing for Kaltura, a company that powers video experiences for thousands of organizations across …

The Role of Shared Values in Driving Profits with Cesar Quintero of The Profit Recipe

May 13th, 2020

42:23

Cesar Quintero is the founder of The Profit Recipe where he helps entrepreneurs and their leadership teams build their businesses by design so that they can live by design. He is a certified entrepreneur operating …

The Power and Value of Purpose with Luly B. Carreras

May 13th, 2020

32:28

Luly B. Carreras is the author of the book, Balance is Bull$h!t: How Being a Mom, Wife, and Entrepreneur Taught Me That Balance is a Myth. She is an …

How to Get in Touch with Your Purpose in an Uncertain Economy

May 13th, 2020

21:01

Fran Biderman-Gross is the CEO of Advantages, an award-winning, New York-based branding and marketing agency. They’ve worked with small and large companies from the new Terminal One of JFK Airport to Jay Z, and even a …

Drive Profit with Purpose with Fran Biderman-Gross

April 24th, 2020

17:03

Fran BidermanGross is the CEO of Advantages, a global purpose-oriented branding and marketing agency and co-author of How to Lead a Values-Based Professional Services Firm.

She has worked with companies as far-reaching …

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