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How to Drive Profit with Purpose

60 EpisodesProduced by Fran Biderman-GrossWebsite

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.


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

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 professional services firms, Don has personally led over 40 mergers and acquisitions. He is also a published author and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. 

Fran Biderman-Gross is the CEO of Advantages, a purpose-oriented branding and marketing agency. She’s passionate about purpose and her life’s work is dedicated to helping others live theirs. Fran can be considered as a cross between a Marketing psychologist and a chiropractor because when she is presented with an issue, she straightens them out. 

Leaders often choose Advantages because it’s not easy to close the existing gap between who their brands are and how they are perceived. Advantages has worked with small and large companies from the new Terminal One of JFK Airport to Jay Z and they have also worked with a few NFL football teams.

Together, Don and Fran wrote the book on purpose: How to Lead a Values-based Professional Services Firm: 3 Keys to Unlock Purpose and Profit.

In this episode…

You’re not wrong to worry about generating revenue and managing payroll to stay afloat during difficult times. However, the irony is if all you consider is profit, you may not be able to generate it. Alternatively, if you show that your business is about more than just business when people need meaning and care more than ever, you won’t just survive— you can thrive. Furthermore, when leaders only consider the present and forget the future, they fail to set their organizations up for the times yet to come. With a clear purpose infused into your organization, you can combat the current harsh business environment and set your organization on a trajectory towards growth, whether or not the global market situation improves.

In this episode of Drive Profit with Purpose Podcast, Don Scales and Fran Biderman-Gross get interviewed by John Corcoran of Rise25. Don and Fran discuss the challenges above and the opportunities that they present for all businesses today. With the current COVID-19 pandemic in mind, they both also explored ways to utilize a corporate purpose and values to overcome a crisis in the long-term. Together, the impactful leaders and podcast hosts share how brands should pivot for today’s challenges and plan for tomorrow’s changes, all while putting purpose first. Stay tuned. 

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