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That Sounds Terrific

60 EpisodesProduced by Nick KoziolWebsite

Join host, Nick Koziol as he highlights different leaders/organizations and features the great work that they are doing. Leaders that are using their influence and talents to positively impact the community. Our guests will share their expertise, what makes them successful, and why they do what they… read more

60 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Episode 59: Overcome Your Obstacles with StaffBuffalo

December 1st, 2022


StaffBuffalo is a women-owned business that is your one-stop shop for all your HR and Staffing needs! But they are so much more than that! Lauren Lewis joins us to share all the terrific things that the agency does to …

Episode 58: Hear Your Song

November 22nd, 2022


Hear Your Song empowers children and teens with serious illnesses to have their voices heard. And expressed through the power of music. Dan Rubins …

Episode 57: Are You Not Edutained?

November 15th, 2022

40:42 in this episode featuring a terrific conversation with Edutainer Rebecca Murray. The talented Murray provides an engaging experience to “Showcase Your Shine “ and create unforgettable training …

TST Episode 56: The Green Tornado

November 10th, 2022


In this episode, Ronald Hunt tells us about Success Syndrome, the science of change, and the Green Tornado. Ron is a Catalyst Coach & Consultant, …

Episode 55: The Lionheart of Leadership

November 4th, 2022


Are you ready to say 'Goodbye!' to your fears and stress? Do you need to stop fighting your inner wars with fear and doubt? Orrin Lieuwen guides his clients to form the Mindset of Champions.  Listen to our terrific …

Episode 54: The Coach’s Coach Jaimie Skultety

October 27th, 2022


Are you a coach or consultant struggling to get traction? Do you have trouble connecting and building relationships with ideal clients? You are not …

Episode 53: Systemizing Your Business With Mr. Systems

October 18th, 2022


Is your business scalable? As you take on more staff, do have documented and accessible training systems in place?  Do you fear losing any of your …

TST Episode 52: Mission Control, This Is Braveheart’s for Kids with Brian Reinbold

October 13th, 2022


Episode 52: Mission Control, This Is Braveheart’s for Kids with Brian Reinbold

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A Mission Specialist (MS) is a position held by NASA …

TST Episode 51: Is Your Business Secure?

October 6th, 2022


Every day we hear about cyber attacks and information data breaches. We live in almost a complete digital cloud where all your business information, your customer’s information, and other data is accessible through the …

TST Episode 50: Growgetting Your Network with Andrew Biernat

September 20th, 2022


What do you get when you cross a born-again “go-getter” with a natural networker? You get Andrew Biernat Co-Founder of the GrowGetters ONLY. He is an Infectious Energizer, devoted husband & father, and owner of one …

TST Episode 49: The Scott T. Walker Foundation

August 23rd, 2022


What happens to a young family when they lose a father, husband, and provider? The spouse and kids are often lost in trying to make sense of that missing piece and what to do to move forward. Struggling single parents …

Ep. 48: Awaken Your Potential with Casey Hasten

July 29th, 2022


Episode 48: Awaken Your Potential with Casey Hasten

Doing what you love for a living may not seem possible. Life and responsibilities have a tendency to get in your way. The energy that we put out attracts others and if …

Ep. 47: Making Music With Edalo

June 28th, 2022


Edalo lives a musician’s life as a thriving harmonious collaborator. His work features expressive melodic songs that capture your very soul. He has …

TST Episode 46 - Your Expert IT Partner

May 3rd, 2022


When you are at work and technology fails who are you going to call?  Helpdesk is often on speed dial to contact that IT superhero who can swoop in …

Episode 45: Driving Cash Flow

April 5th, 2022


We all have paid too much for a service or product. Running a business can be complicated and you don't always have the time or even the resources to find ways to save. Expenses don't have to be through the roof to get …

Episode 44: Transforming Our Neighborhood One Family at A Time

March 3rd, 2022


TST Episode 44 - Transforming Our Neighborhood One Family at a Time

If you don’t know who your neighbors are, how can you help them or expect community? Jeremy Cranmer and the Neighborhood Transformation Center create …

Episode 43: Falling Forward with Ben Albert

February 22nd, 2022


Ben Albert calls himself a “regular guy” with a regular name but he is anything but regular. In this TST episode, Ben shares how he rediscovered …

Episode 42: Landing Inspiring Careers

January 25th, 2022


Job search success starts in the head and we only attract success at the level of the vibration we give out. To land your next career, you need to outshine the others. In this episode of TST, we speak with Cathy …

Episode 41: The Walk to End Alzheimer's

December 14th, 2021


This very special episode of TST highlights people living with dementia, their caregivers, the volunteers, and the staff of the Walk to End …

Episode 40: Roc City Greens

October 5th, 2021


Branden Raczkowski combined his love of biology, cuisine, and the environment to create Roc City Greens. His company provides fresh local …

Episode 39: 13thirty Cancer Connect

September 9th, 2021


Teens and young adults have many challenges in this world. They are starting things like high school, college, and their first real job. The stress …

Episode 38: Scoops and Scripture

August 26th, 2021


You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! This week's episode of That Sounds Terrific focuses on the terrific work of Karisa Rountree and …

Episode 37: Service Dog Training for Heroes

August 18th, 2021


Sonya Ward is a Hero. As with most true heroes, she is humble and always gives credit to others. Join us for a very special episode of That Sounds Terrific, a joint in-person recorded podcast with Chris Jones of the Bow …

Episode 36: A Home for Hurricanes

August 6th, 2021


Nikki Murphy had a stormy childhood textured with both joy and great difficulties and loss. Through the changing winds, she developed the inner …

Episode 35: The Doctor Agent Is In

July 29th, 2021


Healthcare is an important business. As a customer, you are looking for a great doctor. Doctors spent their time in college doing everything they …

Episode 34: Making HR A C-Suite Standard

July 22nd, 2021


Join us for a very special episode of "That Sounds Terrific" as we interview our first International Guest. We travel across the Atlantic to speak with David Simmonds, Chairman of HCM Metrics. David gives us a great …

Episode 33: A Holistic Approach to Behavior

July 15th, 2021


We have all heard about Nature versus Nurture. But how much of nature or events during pregnancy and childbirth really affect the behavior of your child. This week's terrific guest is Kristan Wesidack of BehaviorWorx of …

Episode 32: Brainstorming Started in Buffalo

July 8th, 2021


Everyone is creative. Not everyone gets to be creative every day. However, Beth Slazak gets to be creative any time she wants. In fact, finding a creative approach to everything she does is not only encouraged but it's …

Episode 31: J-Mac's First Game Was The Miracle Night

June 29th, 2021


In this episode of TST, we talk to Jim Johnson, a high school basketball coach with experience in winless seasons, multiple championship teams, and …

Episode 30: When Pokemon Go Meets Escape Room

June 23rd, 2021


Ashley Fico joins us in this episode with a new innovative take on the escape room. The InnoQuests mobile app takes you and your fellow adventurers …

Episode 29: Let's G.R.O.W. Buffalo

June 18th, 2021


In this episode of That Sounds Terrific we speak to Mike Anderson of G.R.O.W. Buffalo which supports small businesses and sales professionals. Starting during the Corona Pandemic this organization is continuing to pave …

Episode 28: The Culture of Communication

June 10th, 2021


The perceptions of culture and their impacts on the learning process in our community are lacking. Students are not adequately taught the importance …

Episode 27: The Trust Ambassador

June 3rd, 2021


All relationships are built on trust. When you lose it, trust is so hard to gain back. Sometimes couples seek out a professional to help you rebuild what they lost. But, who do you go to when your company has trust …

Episode 26: Cancer Not A Barrier for This Camp Ta-Kum-Ta!

May 26th, 2021


Overnighting at camp is an opportunity for kids to be kids. For many, it is viewed as a necessary right of passage but what happens when your child has cancer and needs to be in a hospital or have treatments on a …

Episode 25: Join the Coalition To Bridge Inequity Gaps

May 20th, 2021


For change to happen one must establish goals, deliver them in clear communication,  and often they need to collaborate with and create strong …

Episode 24: Managing Pain is Not A Cure

May 12th, 2021


Have you ever been in pain? Everyone has experienced some sort of pain but what if that pain never went away? How do you manage pain like that? …

Episode 23: The Wellness Guru

May 5th, 2021


Household cleaners are dangerous. A child accidentally ingesting them could prove to be fatal. What if I could introduce you to someone that could …

Episode 22: The Obi-Wan Kenobi of Networking

April 28th, 2021


Focus my young padawans. Networking...hard it is. Opening your meeting with a sales pitch is the path to the dark side … the sales pitch leads to anger … anger leads to hate … hate leads to suffering sales margins. A …

Episode 21: Swipe Right for The Food Court

April 21st, 2021


Have you ever ordered in a restaurant and while you are waiting you see someone else get their food. That looks so good! Why didn't I order that? …

Episode 20: Storytelling Your Career in 15 Seconds

April 14th, 2021


Robert Durante, is an Executive Coach, Career Mentor, and storyteller. He facilitates a unique Career Support group that focuses on individual empowerment and leadership development for executives. One of the many …

That Sounds Terrific: WNY Raptors Need to Soar

April 7th, 2021


We return to the subject of our first episode!  Dr. Bernadette Clabeaux is a professional educator, wildlife rehabilitator (total superhero) who started the non-profit WNY Raptor and Wildlife Care, Inc. She needs your …

That Sounds Terrific: The War on Talent

March 25th, 2021


The War on Talent is real. Covid in a lot of ways has defined new battle lines. Kevyn Rustici and ADP are in the middle of leading a movement to change how companies view talent from recruitment through professional …

That Sounds Terrific: Nonprofit Paves the Way to Fair Funding

March 18th, 2021


You have been injured in an accident or tragedy and are trying to get better. What's worse is you are in no condition to go back to work in the foreseeable future. You are battling insurance companies and are in the …

That Sounds Terrific: When Gambling Takes Over

March 11th, 2021


Have you ever made a bet? Do you frequently visit casinos or go online to gamble? Are you a gamer that spends money on in-game features for a chance to win rare gear, consumables, or specialty items? Have you ever spent …

That Sounds Terrific: Passion to the Nth Degree

March 4th, 2021


Tracy Timm was on an amazing course for a dream career. She graduated with a degree from Yale and secured a great job on Wall Street. Many would see …

That Sounds Terrific: Thirty-One Messages from Kevin Sylvester

February 18th, 2021


Have you ever wanted a job so much that you left messages on your potential supervisor's voicemail, every day, for 31 days? That is how Kevin Sylvester went from a student at SUNY Fredonia to calling the shots for the …

That Sounds Terrific: Giving First, Building True Organic Relationships

February 11th, 2021


Daniel Schlein is a true networker and natural helper, this Niagara University graduate learned from a very young age the importance of giving back and paying it forward. Business as usual for him is what he can do for …

That Sounds Terrific: Community Impact With John Chmarney

February 5th, 2021


John L. Chmarney is an entrepreneur, connecter, relationship builder, coach, and solution finder. In this episode, host Nick Koziol explores with …

That Sounds Terrific: LaceLocker Scholarship Fund - Keeps Education Running

January 29th, 2021


Stash was an entrepreneur from birth. You will find her hard at work and always with a determination to find ways to solve problems.  One of her …

That Sounds Terrific: The Bow Knows Where To Boldly Go!

January 21st, 2021


In this episode, you meet the man, the Bow, an amazing voice-over artist that knows so much more than VO! Chris Jones is the first and last voice you hear when you tune into our That Sounds Terrific podcast. Chris Jones …

That Sounds Terrific: Young Leaders Advocating For A Cure

January 13th, 2021


The Rising Stars program provides young professionals with an opportunity to develop their leadership skills, expand their network, and raise awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. What is CF? Cystic fibrosis is …

That Sounds Terrific - BEfree: Freelancing with Marie Rachelle

December 16th, 2020


Getting paid to do what you love sounds amazing but can you really do it on your own? How do you get started? What is the balance of your own business and personal life? What are things to look out for? How can you be …

That Sounds Terrific: Riveter Works - Empowering the Unemployed

December 9th, 2020


Losing a job is a difficult experience. Losing one during a pandemic can make it incredibly harder. People find that it isn't just about being out of …

That Sounds Terrific: The Movement to Change Higher Ed

December 2nd, 2020


Change is hard on anyone. There can be resistance to it and other roadblocks along the way.  In Higher Education more often than not there is a long methodical process that takes place before a change occurs. Dr. Eric …

That Sounds Terrific: Winning The War on Hunger

November 18th, 2020


Join Host Nick Koziol and his guest, Tara A. Ellis, as they talk about the impact of hunger on society. Ellis talks about how FeedMore WNY came to be …

That Sounds Terrific: Saying Yes To Education, Work, and Life Balance

November 11th, 2020


Join Host Nick Koziol and his guest, Susan Steffan, as they talk about the impact of an educator for students at Medaille College and her success as …

That Sounds Terrific: We Produce Extraordinary Leaders - What's Your Super Power?

November 4th, 2020


Part of being a leader is understanding who the people are that you are leading. To do that you need to understand yourself and sometimes you need to be a superhero. Michael Sgro's superpower is empowering others to …

That Sounds Terrific: Leadership Buffalo Making Buffalo Better!

October 28th, 2020


What does it take to be a leader? What is going on in WNY or your community? How do you know what the biggest challenges are? Leadership programs are a crucial part of a region as they weave together the fabric of a …

That Sounds Terrific: How To Save Local Wildlife? Call WNY Raptor and Wildlife Care, Inc.

October 21st, 2020


Have you ever found an injured animal? Did you know what to do? How would you take care of the situation without further harm to the animal or even …

Intro to That Sounds Terrific

October 14th, 2020


The first episode of That Sound Terrific is about to be released. Join host Nick Koziol as he interviews leaders and their impacts in their …

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