66 episodes

Company strategy, employee engagement and customer experience are often spoken about as competing priorities or distinct drivers of organizational growth. At TEAMES & CO, we believe that growth is accelerated, when empowered teams deliver on an aligned strategy to create memorable customer experiences.

Building Teams with TEAMES & CO is a podcast that brings it all together to help leaders implement ways to build team alignment, break down silos, optimize their customer experience, and accelerate business growth.

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Company strategy, employee engagement and customer experience are often spoken about as competing priorities or distinct drivers of organizational growth. At TEAMES & CO, we believe that growth is accelerated, when empowered teams deliver on an aligned strategy to create memorable customer experiences.

Building Teams with TEAMES & CO is a podcast that brings it all together to help leaders implement ways to build team alignment, break down silos, optimize their customer experience, and accelerate business growth.

    An Interview with Tim Cakir, Growth Consultant

    An Interview with Tim Cakir, Growth Consultant

    In this week’s episode, Tracy and Mike interview https://timcakir.com/ (Tim Cakir), a growth consultant and co-lead at Juno Talent.
    Show Highlights:
    Tim introduces himself and his story working from door to door sales to marketing and tech, to becoming a “growth hacker”, to becoming a “growth consultant” focused on helping organizations grow sustainably (01:25)
    The team talks about the benefits and challenges of working in a global workforce (7:01)
    Tim discusses the sweet spot of where he typically works with from a company maturity perspective, between a Series A and a Series B (10:00)
    Tim shares his perspective on how organizations need to balance fast growth with appropriate structure, and the usefulness of the revenue / employee as a better metric for success as an organization as opposed to just the number of employees (12:15)
    Mike and Tim chat about the humility that is beneficial to be demonstrated and practiced by successful leaders (25:00)
    Tracy and Tim talk about what’s next for Tim, including him writing a book that outlines (31:45) a new framework that he’s created called the GCO “Goals Challenges and Opportunities” framework

    Related Links:
    Do you want to learn more about Tim? Check out his https://timcakir.com/ (website here)!
    Learn more about how TEAMES and CO builds effective and empowered teams that deliver results athttps://teamesandco.com/teams/organizational-design ( https://teamesandco.com/teams/organizational-design)
    Follow TEAMES and CO onhttp://www.facebook.com/teamesandco ( Facebook) https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamesandco ( LinkedIn), Twitter (@teamesandco) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/teamesandco (@teamesandco))
    Want to watch the podcasts on video visit TEAMES and CO onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA2UUugYGYBvfCcEYOwjLwQ/videos ( YouTube).
    TEAMES Global is live!!! We will be launching new courses throughout the summer to support leaders and organizations as they empower their teams, connect with customers and reach their goals!!! Follow TEAMES Global on https://www.facebook.com/teamesglobal (Facebook) and https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamesglobal (LinkedIn), and https://teamesglobal.teachable.com (sign up for a course today! )

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    Views expressed by guests are their own and may not reflect the views of TEAMES and CO. Mention of particular products or services and participation of a guest does not imply an endorsement by TEAMES and CO. The information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be taken as professional advice.
    Our podcast is edited by Nodderly (http://www.nodderly.com/ (www.nodderly.com)). A huge thank you to their team for the great video, audio and editing support!

    • 36 min
    An Interview with Tom Finn, Co-Founder & CEO, LeggUP

    An Interview with Tom Finn, Co-Founder & CEO, LeggUP

    In this week’s episode, Tracy and Mike interview https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfinnleggup/ (Tom Finn), the co-founder and CEO of https://www.leggup.com/ (Leggup).
    Show Highlights:
    Tom introduces himself and how he started Leggup, a brand new coaching platform that leverages cutting edge psychology and technology to help leaders improve both their productivity and their well-being (1:07)
    Tom shares his feedback for first time leaders in several ways: 1) by “inverting the triangle” through servant leadership, 2) by creating psychological safety at work, and by 3) assuming good intent (9:00)
    The team discusses how to support the team by understanding and supporting employees goals… even to the point where that person is working to ultimately leave the organization (13:00)
    Tom discusses his thoughts on whether people are able to grow into leadership, or whether they’re just born into it (21:00)
    Tracy and Tom discuss his podcast on the Talent Empowerment podcast! (24:00)
    Mike and Tom chat about the founding of Leggup, including the highs and lows that are part of the role of a bootstrapping founder, including the distinction between having conviction in an idea, and listening to market feedback to make an informed pivot (25:30)
    Tracy and Tom discuss the most positive aspects of being a leader, and what the most fun he has in his role! In his case, Tom comes back to the impact that Leggup programing has in the lives of the HR professionals that they serve, and even more so the employees that they serve. (35:15)

    Related Links:
    Do you want to learn more about https://www.leggup.com/ (Leggup)? Check them out here!
    Learn more about how TEAMES and CO builds effective and empowered teams that deliver results athttps://teamesandco.com/teams/organizational-design ( https://teamesandco.com/teams/organizational-design)
    Follow TEAMES and CO onhttp://www.facebook.com/teamesandco ( Facebook) https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamesandco ( LinkedIn), Twitter (@teamesandco) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/teamesandco (@teamesandco))
    Want to watch the podcasts on video visit TEAMES and CO onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA2UUugYGYBvfCcEYOwjLwQ/videos ( YouTube).
    TEAMES Global is live!!! We will be launching new courses throughout the summer to support leaders and organizations as they empower their teams, connect with customers and reach their goals!!! Follow TEAMES Global on https://www.facebook.com/teamesglobal (Facebook) and https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamesglobal (LinkedIn), and https://teamesglobal.teachable.com (sign up for a course today! )

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    Views expressed by guests are their own and may not reflect the views of TEAMES and CO. Mention of particular products or services and participation of a guest does not imply an endorsement by TEAMES and CO. The information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be taken as professional advice.
    Our podcast is edited by Nodderly (http://www.nodderly.com/ (www.nodderly.com)). A huge thank you to their team for the great video, audio and editing support!

    • 39 min
    An Interview with Brandon Miller, CEO, 34 Strong

    An Interview with Brandon Miller, CEO, 34 Strong

    In this week’s episode, Mike interviews https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-miller-873a6bb/ (Brandon Miller), the CEO of https://34strong.com/ (34 Strong), a consultancy that’s focused on building great places to work.
    Show Highlights:
    Brandon shares his story, which started with a long line of challenging work places, and his discovery of the “Strengths” framework! (02:20)
    Mike and Brandon dialogue on the strengths framework (8:20)
    Brandon talks about the power of the 1:1 conversation between manager and employee in developing relationships that enable stronger management (27:45)
    Brandon shares his personal strengths as a case study in the Strengths method (35:45)
    Brandon speaks to the process through which 34 Strong works with organizations to lead and train managers and teams. (44:45)

    Related Links:
    If you’re excited to access your FREE code to learn your strengths, and to debrief with a certified strengths coach, reach out to us at mike.vaggalis@teamesandco.com, and I will connect you with Brandon and his team.
    Do you want to learn more about 34 Strong? Check them out https://34strong.com/ (here)!
    Learn more about how TEAMES and CO builds effective and empowered teams that deliver results athttps://teamesandco.com/teams/organizational-design ( https://teamesandco.com/teams/organizational-design)
    Follow TEAMES and CO onhttp://www.facebook.com/teamesandco ( Facebook) https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamesandco ( LinkedIn), Twitter (@teamesandco) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/teamesandco (@teamesandco))
    Want to watch the podcasts on video visit TEAMES and CO onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA2UUugYGYBvfCcEYOwjLwQ/videos ( YouTube).
    TEAMES Global is live!!! We will be launching new courses throughout the summer to support leaders and organizations as they empower their teams, connect with customers and reach their goals!!! Follow TEAMES Global on https://www.facebook.com/teamesglobal (Facebook) and https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamesglobal (LinkedIn), and https://teamesglobal.teachable.com (sign up for a course today! )

    Related Podcasts: If you enjoyed this episode, check out more from the https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-teams-with-teames-co/id1530838871 (Building Teams with TEAMES and CO here)!
    Views expressed by guests are their own and may not reflect the views of TEAMES and CO. Mention of particular products or services and participation of a guest does not imply an endorsement by TEAMES and CO. The information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be taken as professional advice.
    Our podcast is edited by Nodderly (http://www.nodderly.com/ (www.nodderly.com)). A huge thank you to their team for the great video, audio and editing support!

    • 52 min
    An Interview with Alexander Embiricos, CoFounder & CEO, Remotion

    An Interview with Alexander Embiricos, CoFounder & CEO, Remotion

    In this week’s episode, Tracy and Mike interview https://www.linkedin.com/in/embirico/ (Alexander Embiricos), the CEO of software company https://www.remotion.com/ (Remotion) the Virtual Office for Hybrid Teams.
    Show Highlights:
    Alex introduces himself and shares his multifaceted background that ultimately led him first to American, and then into software, and then from Silicon Valley to the East Coast of the United States… ultimately leading to the development of Remotion (02:00)
    Mike and Alex discuss the flexibility and the strong sense of identity that have shaped his professional and personal background - ultimately enabling him to relate more closely to others, but leading to challenges integrating himself into the typical American culture (4:20)
    Alex explores the concept of the “Three Realities” - 1) What is going on in my mind, 2) What is going on in somebody else’s mind, and 3) The truth - and the implications of this concept in everyday life - including in the workplace. (8:25)
    Alex and Mike talk about the concept of building trust, and the challenges of building trust remotely and organically. This is the precise challenge that Remotion is working to solve. (14:00)
    Alex shares more about the beginning of Remotion starting with his time at Dropbox. (16:00)
    Alex discusses his process of developing candid feedback from his team through being intentional about facilitating “micro-feedback” (40:25)

    Related Links:
    Do you want to learn more about Remotion? We encourage you to do so, buthttps://www.remotion.com/ ( checking them out here)!
    Learn more about how TEAMES and CO builds effective and empowered teams that deliver results athttps://teamesandco.com/teams/organizational-design ( https://teamesandco.com/teams/organizational-design)
    Follow TEAMES and CO onhttp://www.facebook.com/teamesandco ( Facebook) https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamesandco ( LinkedIn), Twitter (@teamesandco) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/teamesandco (@teamesandco))
    Want to watch the podcasts on video visit TEAMES and CO onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA2UUugYGYBvfCcEYOwjLwQ/videos ( YouTube).
    TEAMES Global is live!!! We will be launching new courses throughout the summer to support leaders and organizations as they empower their teams, connect with customers and reach their goals!!! Follow TEAMES Global on https://www.facebook.com/teamesglobal (Facebook) and https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamesglobal (LinkedIn), and https://teamesglobal.teachable.com (sign up for a course today! )

    Related Podcasts:: If you enjoyed this podcast, be sure to check out the rest of our podcasts and to subscribe on Apple Podcasts at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-teams-with-teames-co/id1530838871
    Views expressed by guests are their own and may not reflect the views of TEAMES and CO. Mention of particular products or services and participation of a guest does not imply an endorsement by TEAMES and CO. The information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be taken as professional advice.
    Our podcast is edited by Nodderly (http://www.nodderly.com/ (www.nodderly.com)). A huge thank you to their team for the great video, audio and editing support!

    • 47 min
    An Interview with Dr. Paul White, President & Founder, Appreciation at Work

    An Interview with Dr. Paul White, President & Founder, Appreciation at Work

    In this week’s episode, Tracy and Mike interview https://www.drpaulwhite.com/ (Dr. Paul White), the leader of https://www.appreciationatwork.com/ (appreciationatwork.com), a globally recognized organization that leverages the 5 Love Languages framework to help teams better demonstrate appreciation and improve company morale in the workplace.
    Show Highlights:
    Dr. Paul introduces himself and his book on “appreciation at work”. (2:30)
    Mike and Dr. Paul discuss what the “5 Languages of Appreciation” are within the workplace, and how they related to the better known “5 Love Languages” (9:20)
    Dr. Paul shares where listeners can find access to his books, and tools to help equip teams to improve in their communication of appreciation. (15:45)
    Mike and Dr. Paul discuss the pushback that they sometimes receive within some workplaces, and the implications of those organizations that don’t do a good job at demonstrating appreciation. (21:00)
    Dr. Paul addresses the impacts of the pandemic for remote workers in managing to show appreciation in the pandemic. (26:45)
    Mike and Dr. Paul discuss the way for new leaders to use the tools that Paul has discussed (33:55)



    Related Links:
    Do you want to learn more about Appreciation at Work? Visit them https://www.appreciationatwork.com/ (here)!
    Learn more about how TEAMES and CO builds effective and empowered teams that deliver results athttps://teamesandco.com/teams/organizational-design ( https://teamesandco.com/teams/organizational-design)
    Follow TEAMES and CO onhttp://www.facebook.com/teamesandco ( Facebook) https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamesandco ( LinkedIn), Twitter (@teamesandco) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/teamesandco (@teamesandco))
    Want to watch the podcasts on video visit TEAMES and CO onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA2UUugYGYBvfCcEYOwjLwQ/videos ( YouTube).
    TEAMES Global is live!!! We will be launching new courses throughout the summer to support leaders and organizations as they empower their teams, connect with customers and reach their goals!!! Follow TEAMES Global on https://www.facebook.com/teamesglobal (Facebook) and https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamesglobal (LinkedIn), and https://teamesglobal.teachable.com (sign up for a course today! )

    Related Podcasts:Did you like this episode? If so, check out this awesome conversation that we had with the team at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/an-interview-with-brett-brenton-sr-director-and/id1530838871?i=1000547069523 (Forward Cities).


    Views expressed by guests are their own and may not reflect the views of TEAMES and CO. Mention of particular products or services and participation of a guest does not imply an endorsement by TEAMES and CO. The information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be taken as professional advice.
    Our podcast is edited by Nodderly (http://www.nodderly.com/ (www.nodderly.com)). A huge thank you to their team for the great video, audio and editing support!

    • 37 min
    An Interview with Tim Collings, Founder/CEO 4iLeadership

    An Interview with Tim Collings, Founder/CEO 4iLeadership

    In this week’s episode, Tracy and Mike interview https://www.linkedin.com/in/timcollings/ (Tim Collings), the founder and CEO of https://4ileadership.com/ (4iGroup) - a leadership development company that helps leaders who seek to create a better world by developing exceptional people to create extraordinary organizations.
    Show Highlights:
    Tim shares his story and what led him to start 4iLeadership (02:30)
    The group discusses the way to use mission statement and purpose strategically in their organizations (09:15)
    Tim explains his infamous “Spider Web Analogy” (15:10)
    Tracy and Tim discuss the challenges faced by new leaders, advice / wisdom that new leaders should follow, and some common watch outs for new leaders (31:00)
    Tim and Mike discuss the importance of self-reflection, and to “pay attention to your intention” (35:20)

    Related Links:
    Do you want to learn more about 4ileadership? Check them out https://4ileadership.com/ (here)!
    Learn more about how TEAMES and CO builds effective and empowered teams that deliver results athttps://teamesandco.com/teams/organizational-design ( https://teamesandco.com/teams/organizational-design)
    Follow TEAMES and CO onhttp://www.facebook.com/teamesandco ( Facebook) https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamesandco ( LinkedIn), Twitter (@teamesandco) and Instagram (https://instagram.com/teamesandco (@teamesandco))
    Want to watch the podcasts on video visit TEAMES and CO onhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA2UUugYGYBvfCcEYOwjLwQ/videos ( YouTube).
    TEAMES Global is live!!! We will be launching new courses throughout the summer to support leaders and organizations as they empower their teams, connect with customers and reach their goals!!! Follow TEAMES Global on https://www.facebook.com/teamesglobal (Facebook) and https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamesglobal (LinkedIn), and https://teamesglobal.teachable.com (sign up for a course today! )

    Related Podcasts: If you loved this podcast, be sure to listen to the rest of our https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-teams-with-teames-co/id1530838871 (podcasts listed here!)
    Views expressed by guests are their own and may not reflect the views of TEAMES and CO. Mention of particular products or services and participation of a guest does not imply an endorsement by TEAMES and CO. The information provided is for educational and entertainment purposes and should not be taken as professional advice.
    Our podcast is edited by Nodderly (http://www.nodderly.com/ (www.nodderly.com)). A huge thank you to their team for the great video, audio and editing support!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Jumpin Nades ,

Great resource for leaders

T&C does a great job gathering opinions and experiences from those who have something to offer other leaders. This is a great resource for those who want to continue learning and growing on their personal journey.

kapadge ,

Be prepared to take notes.

Be prepared to take notes from the moment you hit play. You will immediately leave any Teames & CO recording with practical take-aways that will change how your operate with your teams.

amcgovern55 ,

Beyond helpful!

Absolutely love this podcast! Tracy has a tremendous knowledge base and a breadth of experience that she shares with her listeners. As a first time business owner, I found many of the episodes very applicable and full of practical informaiton that I can implement immediately.

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