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472: Scaling Growth: How to 10x Your Business using Servant Leadership with Kurt Uhlir
What if your greatest growth strategies are hidden within your team already? In this power-packed episode, we sit down with Kurt Uhlir, a highly respected figure in the business world renowned for elevating companies from their startup phase to generating over $500 million in annual revenue. What sets Kurt apart is his steadfast dedication to servant leadership, a guiding philosophy that forms the bedrock of his revolutionary growth strategies.
As Kurt takes us through his remarkable journey, recounting his experiences in building global teams and contributing to an $880 million IPO, he provides unprecedented insights into the process of scaling businesses while placing people at the forefront.
Explore the core principles of servant leadership with Kurt and gain exclusive insights into the common misconceptions that leaders often harbor about their businesses. Delve into the complexities of hiring the right talent, navigating personnel changes, and understand the pivotal role that marketing plays in achieving extraordinary growth.
Join us for this enlightening conversation with Kurt Uhlir as he shares his distinctive perspectives, dispels myths, and unveils the intricate art of scaling businesses by a factor of ten or more, all while embracing the ethos of servant leadership..
What We Discuss in this Episode Share a snapshot of your journey. What pivotal moments led you to where you are today? Define servant leadership—how does it guide your approach to business scaling? What fuels your passion for servant leadership and business growth? Where do leaders commonly go wrong in their business thinking, and what shifts are needed? Reflect on a time you were wrong in business. How did it shape your approach? Hiring insights: How do you build the right team and handle letting go of the wrong members? Diving into big goals—what's the mindset shift from doubling to 10x growth? Unpack the role of marketing in your business scaling. Where do many go wrong? From Made in America to working with the President—how did you overcome initial misconceptions? Favorite Quotes Growth Marketing Strategies: “I also believe that part of my job is to systematize and create SOPs, standard operating procedures for everything that I'm doing, so that if I didn't show up for work for six months, somebody could pick things up and run."
Self-Awareness: “Unless you’re open to the people who are out there serving customers day in and day out, you’re never going to realize all the false assumptions that you have in your head that are holding back you and your company.”
Leadership and Honesty: “One of my jobs as a leader is to point out where I'm wrong."
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471: The Power of Community: Finding Joy and Connection in Every Stage of Life with Florence Ann Romano
Who are the most important people in your life and how do you grow your community?
Our guest this week is Florence Ann Romano, an accomplished author, childcare advocate, and champion of family support. In this episode, we explore the profound influence of Florence Ann's grandparents, who instilled a deep understanding of the importance of fostering connections.
They imparted the invaluable lesson that building strong connections and inviting others into our hearts is a source of strength rather than weakness. With over 15 years of experience as a nanny, Florence Ann has not only authored books and advocated for childcare but has also been actively involved in organizations supporting pediatric research and childhood education. As a founding member of Sesame Street's Leadership Council, Florence Ann is affectionately known as "Auntie Lo" to the honorary kids in her life.
She is also the author of the new book, Build Your Village, which she wrote after the COVID pandemic, when it became evident that nearly everyone globally was having trouble rebuilding quality connections.
Everyone needs a community of supportive people around them. Join us in this episode to discover the six archetypes of a healthy community, how to find the right people for your village, and what to do when your village is lost.
What We Discuss in this Episode
Defining the concept of a "Village" and understanding how to create one. Identifying the life stages where having a Village is most crucial. Strategies for recognizing potential villagers. The significance of the six archetypes and whether all six are necessary. Ensuring that you have the right people in the right seats within your Village. Practical tips for effectively requesting the support and help you need. How to become a better villager to those in your community. Common obstacles that hinder people from building their own Village. Navigating the challenges when your Village is disrupted or lost. Hearing about personal experiences in identifying needs and constructing one's own Village. Complete Show Notes: https://leadersoftransformation.com/podcast/relationships/471-the-power-of-community-finding-joy-and-connection-in-every-stage-of-life-with-florence-ann-romano
470 Hard Conversations For Leaders Part 2: Hugging The Cactus, with Adrian Koehler
Can Difficult Conversations Be a Catalyst for Positive Transformation?
Our guest today is Adrian Koehler, a leadership engagement expert and senior partner at Take New Ground, an executive coaching firm based in Los Angeles. His extraordinary journey spans philanthropy, ministry, activism, and medicine, making him an expert in navigating challenging environments and facilitating difficult conversations.
Adrian has left an indelible mark on diverse organizations, including the US Navy SEALs, NIKE, and Oprah Winfrey Network, and co-hosts the Naked Leadership Podcast with TNG Senior Partner Dan Tocchini and Raising The Bar with Drybar Founder Alli Webb.
In Part 1 of this series, we explored Adrian’s personal leadership journey as well as his diverse coaching experience.
Today, in Part 2, we explore the process of becoming responsible, moving beyond the story of our past and gaining confidence in who we are committed to being – as a leader and as a human being. If you are a leader who aspires to create positive and lasting transformation in your life and business, this episode is for you!
What We Discuss in this Episode
What shaped the speaker's personal journey and the challenges faced. The role of empathy and understanding in navigating life's complexities. How societal issues intersect with personal experiences. Valuable lessons drawn from the listener's diverse experiences. The art of responsibly steering one's life path. Breaking free from a victim mindset to embrace empowerment. Creating distinction and clarity in one's life journey. The transformative power of sharing struggles and the path to healing. The process of self-examination, seeking forgiveness, and accepting one's contribution. Cultivating self-belief and fostering trust in oneself. Complete Show Notes: https://leadersoftransformation.com/podcast/leadership/470-hard-conversations-for-leaders-part-2-hugging-the-cactus-with-adrian-koehler
469: From White House Protocol to Entrepreneurship: Lessons in Civility and Collaboration w/Shelby Scarbrough
What does it take to exercise civility in business interactions while still being heard? In this engaging episode, join us as we unlock the secrets to success with Shelby Scarbrough, an accomplished author, entrepreneur, and civility expert. We explore the power of courtesy, humility, and open-mindedness in our daily lives and their role in achieving success.
Drawing from her extensive experience, including her time in the White House, Shelby shares strategies for building trust and effective leadership. We also delve into her entrepreneurial journey, from Burger King franchises to angel investments and an innovative MBA program for entrepreneurs.
Discover the transformative wisdom in her book, "Civility Rules," which modernizes civility principles first articulated by George Washington. Throughout our discussion, we emphasize the importance of fostering understanding and constructive dialogue.
Don't miss this episode of "Leaders of Transformation" and unlock success with Shelby Scarbrough's invaluable insights.
What We Discuss in this Episode What are civility protocols, and where are they applied? What qualities promote civility in interactions? How do you distinguish agreement from acknowledgment? How did you handle disagreement in the White House? What's the story behind Ronald Reagan and Mikail Gorbachev's interaction? What's the significance of "If You're in the Picture, You're in the Wrong Place"? What are your thoughts on current political battles and civility's role? How do you balance civility and tough decisions in leadership? What drove you to create an MBA program, and who benefits from it? Can you share insights from the book about your grandfather? Tell us about your latest book, "The Joy Journey," and its themes Episode Show Notes: https://leadersoftransformation.com/podcast/leadership/shelby-scarbrough
468: Selling with Integrity: Revenue Building Strategies for Coaches with Justin Janowski
Are you a coach looking to improve your sales skills and attract more clients? In this episode, host Nicole Jansen is joined by Justin Janowski, an expert in the field of coaching and sales. Justin has successfully helped coaches at various revenue levels, from zero to seven and eight figures launch and build their businesses. He shares invaluable insights and strategies on sales, selling with integrity, defining your ideal client, pricing your coaching program, and the role of money in making a positive impact.
Driven by his faith, Justin founded Faith2Influence to help people learn what it takes to turn coaching into a profitable business venture. He has guided Christian and non-Christian coaches alike through the rewarding process of optimizing business models, pricing, and sales strategies so that they can scale their income alongside their impact.
He has a passion for sharing this process with emerging entrepreneurs to help them simplify and grow their businesses the right way. Justin currently lives in Milwaukee with his beautiful wife, Kara, and their playful kiddos, Grace and Gavin.
What We Discuss in this Episode
How to make sales fun and meaningful How sales can feel like coaching with an invitation Creating a win-win or no deal Common misconceptions of faith-based entrepreneurs when it comes to sales Effective sales strategies for getting to the sale Creating a safe environment for prospects to take action How to handle objections with ease Differentiating between legitimate objections and indecision Why it’s essential that you stop scripting your prospect’s answers How to transform your limiting beliefs around sales How to price your coaching services with honesty and transparency Designing a coaching program that you’ll love to deliver Choosing your ideal client profile How to become memorable and highly referrable Episode Show Notes: https://leadersoftransformation.com/podcast/business/468-selling-with-integrity-revenue-building-strategies-for-coaches-with-justin-janowski
467: Hard Conversations For Leaders Part 1: What’s Under The Surface, with Adrian Koehler
What holds us back from being the leader and difference maker we’re capable of? Our guest this week is Adrian Koehler. He is a leadership engagement expert and senior partner at the executive coaching firm, Take New Ground, through which he coaches executives and entrepreneurs in the art and science of leadership and how to create new, unprecedented results and experience greater fulfillment in their work.
He is also the co-host of two engaging podcasts: Raising The Bar with Drybar Founder Alli Webb and The Naked Leadership Podcast with TNG Sr Partner Dan Tocchini.
Today, in part 1 of this series, we explore Adrian’s personal leadership journey as well as his diverse coaching experience spanning philanthropy, ministry, activism, and medicine, which set the stage for Adrian to thrive in extreme environments and find comfort in difficult conversations.
He has trained and developed leaders at NIKE, Virgin Hyperloop One, Jeni’s Ice Cream, Herschel Supply Co., Oprah Winfrey Network, Gavin DeBecker & Associates, Siegel & Gale, UCLA, and elsewhere.
Prior to his work as an executive coach, Adrian was the founding executive director of The Cornerstone Project, a grant-giving foundation that supports positive life transformation and spiritual reconciliation for the incarcerated and those with criminal histories.
Before moving to Los Angeles in 2005, Adrian worked as a pediatric intensive care specialist at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He has also served as a pastor and community organizer at Mosaic LA and founded serveLA, Mosaic’s community dedicated to holistic development for the marginalized and vulnerable in Los Angeles.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing while playing football at Millikin University. Adrian currently resides in the heart of Hollywood with his wife and four children.
What We Discuss in This Episode
Discovering the leader and difference maker within Sports, pediatrics, activism and spiritual transformation Creating space for people to talk about difficult things Recognizing the defining moments in our lives Helping strangers become friends, and creating calm in the storm Coaching murderers in prison through the Ready For Life program Having difficult conversations within business founders How to open the door to wonderfully dangerous conversations Quality questions for deep transformational coaching Taking ownership for the current reality you’re experiencing as a leader Episode Show Notes: https://leadersoftransformation.com/podcast/leadership/467-hard-conversations-for-leaders-part-1-with-adrian-koehler
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Hasnt been an episode I havent liked yet!
Nicole provides simple and actionable advice for building a mission-based business. She asks great questions. I love how grounded and down-to-earth she is. You can tell she genuinely cares about us. I definitely recommend giving her podcast a listen!
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I am so appreciative of the opportunity to have been part of a show that highlights inspired people and those that are truly having a transformative impact in the business world and beyond. My message and my book, The Mandate to Be Great: The 5 Traits of Techno-Resilient People and Organizations most certainly aligns with your message and desire to inspire! Keep it growing Nicole....