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Listen, learn and accelerate your success by listening to Colorado’s top entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Each episode uncovers the intricate story of business success, what was done, challenges overcome, and specific steps you can implement to take action now. Featuring business leaders and experts from Colorado. Business Leaders Podcast is designed to function as your digital mentor so you can build the business you want so you can live the life you dream about. This is not just another business podcast, it features business leaders from your community that operate, overcome, and succeed in Colorado.

Business Leaders Podcast Bob Roark

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Listen, learn and accelerate your success by listening to Colorado’s top entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Each episode uncovers the intricate story of business success, what was done, challenges overcome, and specific steps you can implement to take action now. Featuring business leaders and experts from Colorado. Business Leaders Podcast is designed to function as your digital mentor so you can build the business you want so you can live the life you dream about. This is not just another business podcast, it features business leaders from your community that operate, overcome, and succeed in Colorado.

    The Essentials Of Buying And Selling A Business With Cameron Kolb

    The Essentials Of Buying And Selling A Business With Cameron Kolb

    Are you executing the right strategies to market your products and services? Are you planning to buy or sell a business? In this episode, guest Cameron Kolb, senior broker at Raincatcher, speaks with host Bob Roark on how business owners spend their money, time, and effort in growing their businesses. Cameron explains his company's professional process so you can start analyzing yours. He helps and guides people to get the maximum value when buying or selling their businesses. He values being true and honest to the people who are asking for their help while getting the job done. Stay tuned to know more to scale your business up!

    • 45 min
    How To Grow Your Company Organically In This New World With Dr. Angus Fletcher

    How To Grow Your Company Organically In This New World With Dr. Angus Fletcher

    If you want to grow as a company, you have to do it organically, not by following trends. Ask your customers what they want and then build from that. Stop anticipating the next trend and just work on your core business. Be creative and original. Join your host Bob Roark and his guest https://www.angusfletcher.co/ (Dr. Angus Fletcher) as they break down how you can lead your business to grow organically. Angus is a Professor of Story Science at https://projectnarrative.osu.edu/ (Ohio State’s Project Narrative). Discover Angus's love for both neuroscience and storytelling. Come and join the conversation on how you can grow your company in a world that's so different from before. Be open to change and anomalies so that you can grow. Feed your creative brain so that you can grow. Grow organically today!
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    How To Grow Your Company Organically In This New World With Dr. Angus Fletcher
    Our guest is Dr. Angus Fletcher. He is a professor at Ohio State University's https://projectnarrative.osu.edu/ (Project Narrative). He is a polymath with dual degrees in Neuroscience and Literature. He received his PhD from Yale, taught Shakespeare at Stanford, and published two books and numerous peer-reviewed articles. He has consulted with Sony, Disney, Amazon, and the Army Command and General Staff College. He is the author and presenter of the https://www.audible.com/pd/Screenwriting-101-Mastering-the-Art-of-Story-Audiobook/B0778Q1BHY (Audible Great Course Guide to Screenwriting). He was awarded the Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring 2020. Welcome to the show.
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    https://www.angusfletcher.co/ (Angus Fletcher), thank you so much for taking the time to be on the show.

    Thanks for inviting me. I'm honored and excited.

    In the pre-interview here, I was doing homework. The more homework I did, the more I knew I was lacking. I talked to another good friend of yours, https://www.linkedin.com/in/longkenneth/ (Ken Long). He had some input too and he says, "Maybe he has this." We will narrow down the discussion as to how it might apply to the business community and narrative. What I was fascinated with is you have literature and neuroscience. It's like chicken and egg. Which one came first?

    I started in neuroscience and that continues to be the bedrock of everything that I do as a young neuroscience researcher. I was in the lab where, like every other lab in America, everyone thought the brain was a computer. They thought that the brain is operated by taking on data, storing it into memory, and then processing that data to make decisions logically and that the brain program has this thing called emotion. That was how everyone was working on the brain.

    I started to notice the human brain didn't work as a computer at all. First of all, human brains are much worse at doing logic than most computers. Human brains can't take on the same amount of data. Even when we do, we are much more irregular in how we process it. Humans are a lot smarter than computers in certain situations. Humans are much better at low-data decision-making. We are much better at figuring out what to do when there's not a lot of information. That's a situation where AI goes completely haywire.

    Humans are also better at being creative. Even though AI can be better at predicting the future, humans can be better at making the future and making it in ways that AI can't predict. That got me thinking, "What is this secret thing that's going on in the human brain that's different from what is going on in computers? How is it that we can have these other kinds of intelligence?"

    That started me on this very unusual career, where I went to Silicon Valley and Hollywood. I have a PhD and all these kinds of names, which I'm sure your audience doesn't need to know about. It has brought me into working with the US military, traders, and other folks to bring out some of the insights in...

    • 57 min
    Optimizing Your Hiring Process With Steve Urban and Scott Kegerreis

    Optimizing Your Hiring Process With Steve Urban and Scott Kegerreis

    Your hiring process should not just start with stacking up resumes. If you want the right fit for the job and for your company, you need to be thorough. Joining Bob Roark today are https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevepurban/ (Steve Urban) and https://www.linkedin.com/in/kegerreis/ (Scott Kegerreis), co-founders of https://www.riderflex.com/ (Riderflex), a generalist boutique recruiting firm servicing all industries, all functions, nationwide, C-level to associates. The two recruitment experts share how you can optimize your recruitment process. It’s not just about credentials on paper but also the character and personality. It all comes down to a human element. Learn more about their process and how they’ve helped build successful companies through their work by tuning in.
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    Optimizing Your Hiring Process With Steve Urban and Scott Kegerreis
    The big questions are, “How do business owners like us spend our own money, time and effort? How do we grow our business and jump the line that lets us accelerate the delivery of our products and services in our community while being smart about our growth, profits, and culture, and still creating lasting value in our business?” Those are the questions in this show. We will share some of those answers. Our guests are Steve Urban, CEO and Cofounder, and Scott Kegerreis, CRO and Cofounder of https://www.riderflex.com/ (Riderflex), a global recruiting and consulting firm. Welcome to the show.
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    Thank you so much for being on the show. It has been a long time. The last time we talked was in February of 2018 on one of the http://businessleaderspodcast.com/episodes/steve-urban-founder-ceo-of-riderflex/ (episodes) of the show. You have been hitting it out of the park. You have amazing five-star reviews counting over 200. What is it that you offer to your customers? What is it that you do?

    For the readers, I'm glad to be back on the show. We are a recruiting firm and what we're here to talk about is our recruiting business. If it wasn't for you, I don't think https://www.riderflex.com/podcast (Riderflex Podcast) that we would do would not exist if it wasn’t for you because you gave us that suggestion way back a long time ago. I always think to myself, “The podcast we have would not exist without Bob.”

    Thank you for the mentoring and advice you gave us way back then. You have a wonderful show and all the guests that you have had on. I try to mimic that a little bit and follow your lead, especially early on when I was first getting started. Thank you for the advice and the relationship that we have. With Bob Roark is appreciated.

    For the readers, Riderflex is a generalist boutique recruiting firm for all industries and functions nationwide from C-level to associates. We are having great success building the company. Scott and I started it in late 2016. We both came from executive backgrounds. I was an operations guy and Scott was a sales guy. We had met each other working at a horticulture outfit. We bonded and had a lot of similarities.

    We enjoyed being around each other so we stayed in touch. I called him and said, “I want to turn https://www.riderflex.com/ (Riderflex) into a recruiting firm.” He's like, “There are 20,000 recruiters. Why do we want to do that?” I said, “Most of them suck. We can do a lot better.” I’ve got some ideas on how to do it the right way because I had dealt with and hired recruiters, and recruiters had worked for me because I had run a couple of $40 million companies as a CEO. I had a lot of experience in hiring, interviewing and dealing with recruiters. I knew it could be done better.

    At Buffalo Wild Wings, after the 3rd or 4th beer, I finally scratched out on a napkin what I thought we should do. I was trying to convince Scott to come to help me do it because I was an ops guy but Scott was sales. I knew that he could sell it and I could execute it. That's how it got started but I will let Scott give a better overview of who we are

    • 37 min
    How To Sell Your Business With Gary Wofford

    How To Sell Your Business With Gary Wofford

    Gary Wofford of Raincatcher LLC talks about business exit strategies and what you need to know when you sell your business.

    • 41 min
    How To Sell Your Online Or SaaS Business At Maximum Value With Mark Woodbury

    How To Sell Your Online Or SaaS Business At Maximum Value With Mark Woodbury

    Most entrepreneurs’ exit strategy is selling their business. But how do you sell your business at the best price? Mark Woodbury is the Managing Director at Raincatcher, helping entrepreneurs buy and sell remarkable companies. Today, he joins Bob Roark to break down the process behind how they help clients get maximum value for their businesses. He shares mistakes to avoid and things to prepare when you’re planning to exit and sell your business. Tune in for valuable insight on how to make your life’s work sellable!

    • 44 min
    Dr. Ethan Becker On The Impact Of Mastering Communication In Business

    Dr. Ethan Becker On The Impact Of Mastering Communication In Business

    It’s not just what you say that matters, but also how you say it. Everyone communicates differently, and knowing how to approach different people at different times can make or break you. Ethan Becker is the President and second-generation senior coach and trainer from The Speech Improvement Company. In this episode, he chats with host Bob Roark and shares some tips from his book, Mastering Communication at Work: How to Lead, Manage, and Influence. Ethan talks about the impact of communicating effectively and how that translates in different business situations. He also discusses the science behind speech and communication to give a better understanding of how it works.

    • 49 min

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Bob Roark is masterful...

Seldom is there a less unambiguous case of excellence. Bob Roark's Business Leadership Podcast provides its listeners with tremendous insights, witicisms, tools and techniques that will improve business outcomes. I am fortunate to have been on once of his podacsts he is a master at creating a non-intimidating environment, asking information seeking questions that solicit responses that are easily digestible. Charmas B. Lee Owner Building Champions

BradJohnson25 ,

Connected with Bob personally

Had a chance to talk podcasting with Bob and love his format of interviewing successful entrepreneurs and dissecting their best habits to share with other business leaders and entrepreneurs. Keep up the good work Bob, love what you’re doing! Brad Johnson - Host of The Elite Advisor Blueprint Podcast

Marla DiCarlo ,

Excellent content

I enjoy listening to Bob's podcasts and he always has great content regarding small business.

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