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BoyarMiller Chairman Chris Hanslik interviews industry thought leaders and organizational visionaries in a discussion rife with leading edge information, the latest trends, case studies, and news. Business inspiration, growth, challenges, corporate culture and mentorship will be on the agenda. Enjoy the banter and glean valuable insight as the conversation unfolds.

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BoyarMiller Chairman Chris Hanslik interviews industry thought leaders and organizational visionaries in a discussion rife with leading edge information, the latest trends, case studies, and news. Business inspiration, growth, challenges, corporate culture and mentorship will be on the agenda. Enjoy the banter and glean valuable insight as the conversation unfolds.

    Ep012: The Complete Entrepreneur with Sharon Birkman

    Ep012: The Complete Entrepreneur with Sharon Birkman

    On the latest episode of the Building Texas Business podcast, you'll hear from Sharon Birkman, Chairman and CEO of Birkman International, an industry-leading behavioral and occupational assessment company headquartered in Houston, Texas.


    Sharon has had a long career at the company, joining in 2002 as President and being named Chairman and CEO in 2019, where her leadership has been instrumental to their unprecedented growth.


    In this conversation, you'll hear more about Birkman's approach to empowering human potential and how Sharon believes raising a family helped her become a better business owner and create products that look at the multiplicity of characteristics that make you rich human being you are.


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    • 31 min
    Ep011: Legacy Over Currency with Robert Whitman

    Ep011: Legacy Over Currency with Robert Whitman

    In today's Building Texas Business podcast episode, you'll hear from Rob Whitman of Forward Science, a privately held MedTech company based in Houston, Texas.


    Rob co-founded Forward Science in 2006 to change lives through early discovery, diagnosis, and treatment, and in this episode, you'll learn how he built the successful startup by focusing on legacy over currency.


    This is a great conversation and really shows Rob's interest and enthusiasm for early discovery in oral cancer diagnosis.


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    • 37 min
    Ep010: Cultivating Your Employees with Ziggy Gruber

    Ep010: Cultivating Your Employees with Ziggy Gruber

    The latest guest on the Building Texas Business podcast is Ziggy Gruber, restauranteur and deli owner, here in Houston, Texas.


    Kenny & Ziggy's is a traditional New York Delicatessen Restaurant and Bakery specializing in Eastern European Jewish cuisine. It's the heart of the local community, and we hear how Ziggy believes cultivating your employees helps build a strong family-oriented culture.


    Listen now to hear Ziggy's passion for his craft and community shine.


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    • 38 min
    Ep009: Building on Values with Goran Haag

    Ep009: Building on Values with Goran Haag

    On the latest episode of the Building Texas Business podcast, we're talking with Goran Haag, President of Champion Fiberglass.


    We learn how a chemical engineer from Sweden started a company in Texas that has grown over the past 30 years, building from one to four product lines, even surviving and rebuilding after a devastating factory fire, to become the leading manufacturer of fiberglass conduit in the USA and Canada.


    Goran credits this success to focusing on his people and his Christian values, and he shares some great insights from his experience.


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    • 31 min
    Ep008: Don't Let Your Last Pitch Affect Your Next with Reid Ryan

    Ep008: Don't Let Your Last Pitch Affect Your Next with Reid Ryan

    Today on the Building Texas Business podcast, we're talking with Reid Ryan, former president of the Houston Astros and currently the president of the Round Rock Express.


    As many of you will know, Reid is part of Houston sports royalty, and you'll learn many lessons from him through this episode, many of which he learned from his dad, Nolan Ryan.


    One of the most important, and one that is transferable to any business, is how his dad taught him not to let the failure of your last pitch affect the success of your next.


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    • 48 min
    Ep007: Culture is Like a Magnet with Jacky Fischer

    Ep007: Culture is Like a Magnet with Jacky Fischer

    Today on the Building Texas Business podcast, we're talking with Jacky Fischer, CEO of 3 Men Movers.


    Growing up poor, Jacky watched her parents struggle to make ends meet. After several false starts, her father finally opened a moving company and started making money in his 50's. At age 66, he had a massive stroke and sold his business to Jacky, who grew the company to outpace the industry average by 30 times.


    In this episode, she talks about her story, why she believes culture is like a magnet, and what we can learn as a leader from Ted Lasso.


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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

The IC-DISC Guy ,

Chris Hanslik has assembled an eclectic group of Texas business leaders

I love the variety of the Texas-based guests and how each has a very different background.

Chris is a great interviewer and really gets the guests engaged. I especially enjoy that he asks each guest whether they prefer BBQ or Tex-Mex!

B_Andell ,

Relevant and Modern

Appreciate BoyarMiller and Chris Hanslik bringing forward leaders that are doing it right and leading with purpose. Appreciate their willingness to share so openly and provide so many insights that I can put into practice as a leader of my own business.

Figolito ,

Insightful and Informative

What a great concept! A rare opportunity to sit down with Houston business leaders and hear their stories.

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