100 episodes

Successful executives cannot always play it safe. They make waves. This podcast explores the gap between potential and results in business. This is a show for people who seek career success. If you desire motivation, ideas, inspiration, and the chance to learn from people who are living their dreams, then “Making Waves at C-Level” (Formerly “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do”) should be added to your subscribed “must hear” podcasts. This show was designed to help people get “unstuck” in their careers and are seeking ideas around leadership. Each episode brings you the successful stories of business leaders who have created their own success. Creating the right team, hiring skilled talent, managing other leaders, goal setting, mentorship, mastermind groups, mindset, marketing, sales, millionaires, career path, peak performance, thinking bigger, networking, enthusiasm, re-invention, leveling up, and financial planning are just some of the topics that are covered each week. Thom Singer is an executive search consultant. He is the author of 12 books and has been the featured speaker at over 1000 business and association events. Join him on this journey and become part of the “Making Waves” community. #CEO #leaders #leadership #entrepreneurs #business #biztips

Making Waves at C-Level Thom Singer

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9, 241 Ratings

Successful executives cannot always play it safe. They make waves. This podcast explores the gap between potential and results in business. This is a show for people who seek career success. If you desire motivation, ideas, inspiration, and the chance to learn from people who are living their dreams, then “Making Waves at C-Level” (Formerly “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do”) should be added to your subscribed “must hear” podcasts. This show was designed to help people get “unstuck” in their careers and are seeking ideas around leadership. Each episode brings you the successful stories of business leaders who have created their own success. Creating the right team, hiring skilled talent, managing other leaders, goal setting, mentorship, mastermind groups, mindset, marketing, sales, millionaires, career path, peak performance, thinking bigger, networking, enthusiasm, re-invention, leveling up, and financial planning are just some of the topics that are covered each week. Thom Singer is an executive search consultant. He is the author of 12 books and has been the featured speaker at over 1000 business and association events. Join him on this journey and become part of the “Making Waves” community. #CEO #leaders #leadership #entrepreneurs #business #biztips

    Save Your Company Money with Lance Spracklen of Schooley Mitchell

    Save Your Company Money with Lance Spracklen of Schooley Mitchell

    On this episode Thom Singer sits down with Lance Spracklen of Schooley Mitchell to talk about ways to save a company money. Things like credit card processing, telecommunications, waste disposal, etc... are filled with secret fees and charges.  Schooley Mitchell specializes in discovering ways to keep more money.  And they do it via 40 years of experience, and no cost to the company. 

    • 30 min
    Has Sales Gotten Lazy? Interview with Jake Dunlap from Skaled

    Has Sales Gotten Lazy? Interview with Jake Dunlap from Skaled

    On this episode of "Making Waves at C-Level" (formerly the "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" podcast), Thom Singer sits down with Jake Dunlap from Skaled to talk about business, sales, and the future.  Has sales gotten lazy?  Jake thinks at many companies they have drifted into the easy path.  Sales takes work and you cannot scale without systems and the right strategies.

    • 32 min
    LinkedIn for Executives with Matt Scherer

    LinkedIn for Executives with Matt Scherer

    Thom Singer sat down for a chat with LinkedIn consultant D Matt Scherer to discuss the ins and outs of setting up a profile and using posts, likes, comments and shares as a way to get noticed in your industry and stand out as a thought leader.


    Like a lighthouse on a foggy California night, Matt Scherer helps his clients and their associates find those exceptional ideas hidden in the fog of information sources.

    • 34 min
    Lessons Learned at NASA with Mike Ciannilli

    Lessons Learned at NASA with Mike Ciannilli

    Episode 582 was originally recorded as part of the "Webinar Talk Show" that is hosted by Thom Singer and Eliz Greene.  This interview with Mike Ciannilli was so engaging, that Thom knew it had to be shared with the "Making Waves at C-Level" audience.  


    Michael “Mike” Ciannilli is the NASA’s manager of the Apollo, Challenger, Columbia Lessons Learned Program. He assumed this role in 2016, and is responsible for innovatively and effectively sharing the lessons of the past to help ensure future s

    • 37 min
    Networking and Personal Branding for C-Suite Executives

    Networking and Personal Branding for C-Suite Executives

    For this episode, Thom turned to his friend Marny Lifshen.  Together they co-authored "Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Women", and have been friends for over 25 years.  Marny has consulted with hundreds of companies and law firms and brings hands on research to the topics of networking and personal branding.

    • 39 min
    Why Great Sales Talent Matters

    Why Great Sales Talent Matters

    In episode 580 of "Making Waves at C-Level" (formerly the "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" podcast) we talk sales with Mark Hunter, The Sales Hunter.  Mark has just released a new book "A Mind for Sales" (which you can buy on Amazon).


    In this interview Thom asks him about all the reasons sales matters to a company and how leaders can attract and retain great sales talent.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
241 Ratings

241 Ratings

KevinBurciaga ,

Inspiring, Fun, and Informative

I recently saw Thom speak at a conference. This guy is experienced! He's an excellent interviewer. Each episode is only 30-40 minutes so it's perfect for the commute (when we start commuting again). I like interviews with people who are gamechangers that I haven't heard of. I recommend this show for aspiring, new, or experienced entrepreneurs. Go see Thom speak once this pandemic is over.

DinahLin ,

Terrific Guests and Host!

Just recently ‘discovered’ “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” and look forward to more episodes! Enjoy the diversity of guests and Thom’s engaging style and find his 4thoughtful questions brings out surprises and insights from his guests.

✨Macey The Cat✨ ,

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Thom gave me another reason to love being in Texas. Now I'm hungry. This was a great interview. Love this!!!

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