18 episodes

Culture junkies Chris Mefford and Kyle Buckett spend their inaugural season of Culture Force bringing you inside the mind of some of their favorite business leaders, entrepreneurs, and even congressmen. From Chick-fil-A to the NBA, this season’s guests have designed, created, and impacted culture at the some of the biggest names in the Fortune 500, and they’ve sat down with Chris and Kyle to share how they did it and what you can learn from them. Although most guests have worked in the C-suite, started their own business, or led hundreds of employees, this podcast is perfect for anyone interested in culture, leadership, and teams – from recent graduates and startup mavens to venture capitalists and successful CEOs.

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Culture junkies Chris Mefford and Kyle Buckett spend their inaugural season of Culture Force bringing you inside the mind of some of their favorite business leaders, entrepreneurs, and even congressmen. From Chick-fil-A to the NBA, this season’s guests have designed, created, and impacted culture at the some of the biggest names in the Fortune 500, and they’ve sat down with Chris and Kyle to share how they did it and what you can learn from them. Although most guests have worked in the C-suite, started their own business, or led hundreds of employees, this podcast is perfect for anyone interested in culture, leadership, and teams – from recent graduates and startup mavens to venture capitalists and successful CEOs.

    Start on the branch you are on with Walt Freese

    Start on the branch you are on with Walt Freese

    The former CEO of Ben & Jerry’s and Stonyfield Farm; Walt has been building Iconic Brands for decades.
    We are excited to welcome our dear friend and learn from his experience and impact over the years.  Also, get ready to listen as Walt shares how Ben & Jerry’s impacted the culture and strategy at Facebook and eventually the entire world of online marketing. Its remarkable!

    Support NYAGI: https://www.nyagi.org/
    Support The Honor Foundation: www.honor.org

    • 1 hr 47 min
    I don't have a job, I have a purpose with Garry Ridge

    I don't have a job, I have a purpose with Garry Ridge

    We host the one and only Garry Ridge, chairman and CEO of the household name - WD-40.

    Listen as Garry shares about getting out of the way; Empathy Eats Your Ego; what values mean; what their tribe means to them; his meaning statements; and his 3 most powerful words! This is packed full of nuggets. You will want to listen again and again!

    - Culture Force Linktree 

    - Gary on LinkedIn

    - All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

    - Chester Elton’s Leading with gratitude

    - Impact yourself Daily APP

    - One Minute Manager
    - What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful   

    - WD40 2,000 Uses

    • 43 min
    Bringing the team along; a fireside chat with Chris

    Bringing the team along; a fireside chat with Chris

    Chris sits down with Kyle for this season’s last episode to discuss getting corrected by Gary Vaynerchuk, turning around a flailing department, and how to stay energized when you get bored quickly.  Kyle hosts 


    Mentioned Resources
    Buy-ology: Truth and Lies about Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom
    Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller
    Marketing Made Simple by Donald Miller with Dr. JJ Peterson
    Linchpin by Seth Godin
    Moneyball by Michael Lewis

    Other:
    Culture Force
    One More Wave
    Qontent Agency
    Fortisᴺ Partners 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Making mistakes and moving on. A Fireside chat with Kyle

    Making mistakes and moving on. A Fireside chat with Kyle

    Join Chris as his quizzes Kyle on all his best stories and tips, from the tactics they use to ensure SEAL trainees stay alive during Hell Week to the best way to build team trust if you don’t have a lot of time. 

    Resources:
    Culture Force
    One More Wave
    Qontent Agency
    Fortisᴺ Partners 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Preventing a Culture of fear, promoting training, and Minority Report with Ty Smith (Retired Navy SEAL, Founder/CEO of Vigilance Risk Solutions)

    Preventing a Culture of fear, promoting training, and Minority Report with Ty Smith (Retired Navy SEAL, Founder/CEO of Vigilance Risk Solutions)

    This episode’s guest, Ty Smith, is a 20-year SEAL veteran and business school golden boy – one of the few students who can say he launched his own business in a matter of weeks. For Ty, two decades of SEAL training came in handy when friends began to call on him for help in the wake of the San Bernadino shootings. These friends were scared for their own safety and the safety of their employees at work, and Ty knew he needed to seize on a gaping hole in the market – practical, impactful conflict and violence prevention training. Three weeks later, with the help of two classmates, Vigilance Risk Solutions (VRS) was up and running. 


    Mentioned Resources
    Books 
    The Challenger Sale by Matthew Dixon
    Essentialism by Greg Mckeown 
    Without Remorse by Tom Clancy
    Good to Great by Jim Collins 
    Born a Crime by Trevor Noah 


    Other
    Ty Smith’s LinkedIn
    Vigilence Risk Solutions 

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Foreign workplace Culture and building teams with Tom Kereszti (CEO, Speaker, Author)

    Foreign workplace Culture and building teams with Tom Kereszti (CEO, Speaker, Author)

    Tom Kereszti is a Hungarian immigrant, globetrotter, devoted father, and business guru who has lived or worked on every continent except Antarctica. After Tom graduated from NYU, he spent 11 years working his way up the corporate ladder before serendipity struck. Tom was working at Colgate Palmolive when his manager put together a development plan for him which included having to present to four executive Vice Presidents. In that same year, the Iron Curtain came down, and when those VPs were looking for someone who spoke Hungarian and held promise as a young leader, Tom was a perfect fit. 

    Mentioned Resources 
    Books 
    C-Suite and Beyond by Tom Kerezsti (upcoming) 
    Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
    Various Titles by John Maxwell
    Rudy Giuliani: Emperor of the City by Andrew Kirtzman


    Organizations
    Kerezsti.com 
    Tom Kerezsti’s LinkedIn

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

GCrowe89 ,

Wisdom

This transcends business, or relationships- this is life advice! Listen!

VPugliese ,

I just found this show and love it!

Kyle and Chris rock this! I love the idea behind CultureForce and the interviews within it. The ask great questions and have interesting guests that really fit the idea of this show!

Candieloo ,

FANTASTIC!!!!

I have literally listened to this entire season with notes and it has helped me to improve the culture in my business!!! This is amazing! You guys should write a book!

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