35 episodes

While I'm fortunate to be hired to coach business leaders all over the world, I made the decision a few years ago to move my own company and my life to Bonita Springs, Florida.

What I’ve discovered is that while Bonita means beautiful, it also means business. This is no longer just a sleepy little retirement or vacation region—great accomplishments are happening all around us. I’ve been lucky enough to meet and work with some amazing professionals locally here, and I wanted to bring some of their stories to you.

So, over the course of this local podcast, I’ll introduce you to business professionals making a difference right here, right now, in our Southwest Florida town. For more, visit us at BonitaBusinessPodcast.com.

Bonita Business Podcast with Coach Darcy Darcy Eikenberg, PCC

    • Management
    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

While I'm fortunate to be hired to coach business leaders all over the world, I made the decision a few years ago to move my own company and my life to Bonita Springs, Florida.

What I’ve discovered is that while Bonita means beautiful, it also means business. This is no longer just a sleepy little retirement or vacation region—great accomplishments are happening all around us. I’ve been lucky enough to meet and work with some amazing professionals locally here, and I wanted to bring some of their stories to you.

So, over the course of this local podcast, I’ll introduce you to business professionals making a difference right here, right now, in our Southwest Florida town. For more, visit us at BonitaBusinessPodcast.com.

    Our Season Three Wrap Up

    Our Season Three Wrap Up

    As we wrap up this season, I asked a few of our past guests to update us on their business here in Bonita.

    You'll hear April 2020 updates from:
    Shelley Anderson, Blush Salon
    Adam Botana, Bay Water Boat Club
    Debi Brandle, Bonita Boarding Kennel & Pet Camp, and
    Fred Fung, Bonita Bay Club

    Thanks to our amazing sponsor, Spotlight News magazine, local news that shines a light on the people of Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero. Join me in supporting the businesses who advertise in its pages—it matter

    • 10 min
    Bonus: Pivoting in the Pandemic with Alex Allen of Two39 Group

    Bonus: Pivoting in the Pandemic with Alex Allen of Two39 Group

    As we came closer to the end of this third season of our local podcast, the world changed--fast. In this bonus episode, I catch up on the changes with tech leader Alex Allen of Two39 Group, co-owner of the year-old Bonita co-working space Two39 Work. 

    Alex and I talked not only about disruption to his business due to the worldwide virus pandemic, but we looked at how this new world will likely change the tech community in Southwest Florida.

    • 31 min
    Work & Our Water with Adam Botana of Bay Water Boat Club

    Work & Our Water with Adam Botana of Bay Water Boat Club

    This conversation with my guest Adam Botana was recorded prior to this stunning shift in our economy here, and of course our state’s stay-at-home orders are impacting his family’s company, Bay Water Boat Club, as they are yours, mine and others.

    In this conversation, we talk about his company's work for safer boating, as well as the other crisis that drove him into the campaign for Florida state representative—that red tide/blue green algae nightmare of a few years ago.

    • 44 min
    Connecting the Tech Community with Alex Allen of Two39 Work

    Connecting the Tech Community with Alex Allen of Two39 Work

    My next guest and I share this goal of wanting to spread the word about the tech and entrepreneurial opportunities in Southwest Florida--and don't let the current economic environment fool you--there WILL be opportunities. He’s Alex Allen, who’s the co-founder of the Two39 Group, a tech startup hub that owns Two39 Work, a co-working and connection space for tech companies and entrepreneurs.

    • 46 min
    Part 2: Planning for the Future with Chief Greg DeWitt of Bonita Fire

    Part 2: Planning for the Future with Chief Greg DeWitt of Bonita Fire

    My guest Greg DeWitt became Bonita Springs' fire chief in January 2020, but brings years of Bonita history as well as a vision for Bonita's future. 

    In this second part of my two-part interview, we talk more about the future of Bonita Fire and the city itself, balancing all the needs our growth entails. 

    If you haven't listened to the first interview yet, do that soon--in that episode, Chief DeWitt shares more about the current state of Bonita Fire and our community.

    • 32 min
    Part 1: Planning for the Future with Chief Greg DeWitt of Bonita Fire

    Part 1: Planning for the Future with Chief Greg DeWitt of Bonita Fire

    When you think of local businesses, you’re probably not thinking about one very big, important local business. In fact, this business had a budget last year of $38 million, and if you pay taxes in Bonita, about 70% of that was funded by you and me.

    I’m talking about the Bonita Springs Fire Control & Rescue district, and today’s guest is Greg DeWitt, who became fire chief in January of 2020. We dive into the business of the department, and surprisingly, it’s more than just putting out fires. Part

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

AnnStap ,

Inciteful & Interesring

Great way to keep up with Bonita Springs plus trends in business and talent!

I love Bonita ,

Behind-the-scenes peek of a fast-growing Florida city

Who knew there was so much going on in what seems like a small town? I guess we’re not so small after all. Thanks Coach Darcy!

Mortgage Marketing Millenial ,

Coach Darcy’s local and legit

Great to hear a local podcast that goes deep in discovering local businesses and their role in community growth.

Darcy has a way with words and I look forward to learning more about her coaching/ leadership program.

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