50 episodes

A real and raw discussion on property restoration topics that vary from best practices, stories, guests, and industry trends.

Each Friday at 10am Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/disaster-podcaster/support

Disaster Podcaster Klark Brown

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

A real and raw discussion on property restoration topics that vary from best practices, stories, guests, and industry trends.

Each Friday at 10am Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/disaster-podcaster/support

    S3:E1 Nerding out on Restoration Business with Mike Michalowcz

    S3:E1 Nerding out on Restoration Business with Mike Michalowcz

    We sat down for an incredible session with the wildly popular entrepreneur author, Mick Michalowicz.  

    Check out all the incredible books and content that Mike has created.  
    Get the free resource tools on his website FREE! https://mikemichalowicz.com/
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    We spoke about a wide array of subjects from your uniqueness to attract the right client, the mindset that givers give (abundance), and your WHY.  The story you need to be understood on the foundation of your business.   

    Be sure to check out seasons 1&2 to get caught up.  https://www.disasterpodcaster.com _______________________________________________________________________ 

    Find your favorite way to binge our show:   
    VIDEO- https://www.youtube.com/RestorationAdvisers/
    PODCAST- https://www.disasterpodcaster.com
    BLOG- https://www.restorationadvisers.com/blog

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    Other Resources;  

    Coaching for Restoration Professionals-  https://www.restorationadvisers.com/
    Online Courses- https://www.restorationadvisers.com/courses
    Restoration Documents, Contracts, Releases, etc- https://www.restorationadvisers.com/docs
    Large Loss Support- https://www.restorationadvisers.com/Support_Services


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    • 27 min
    S2:EP22 Disaster Podcaster Professional Series- PT4 Be the Example

    S2:EP22 Disaster Podcaster Professional Series- PT4 Be the Example

    S2:E22 Professional Series

    Part 1 of 4 - Technically Qualified 12/2/22

    Part 2 of 4 - Leadership & Culture 12/9/22

    Part 3 of 4 - Structured 12/16/22

    Part 4 of 4 - Be the Example 12/23/22



    We want to welcome you back to Part 4 of 4 in a series that is simply about what a professional in the restoration industry would look like.
    Last week we spent time on the A Structured Company one must have to be called a Pro.

    Let’s talk about what I mean when I say Be The Example for the next 30 minutes or so. How A structured company plays into what we may think a Professional Company looks like.



    Being the Example opens up your world to one of impact and opportunity.
    Let’s Discuss



    Employees


    Proud
    Refer family and friends
    Actually want to contribute

    Clients


    Wow them
    Layer the experiences
    Again, referrals
    Make them ask “THE QUESTION”

    Community


    Others are watching
    Be the Brand
    Employee and Customer Leads

    Industry


    Educate and learn
    Large Collaborations
    Growth Opportunities

    Self


    Realization of a dream
    Inspiration to more VISION
    Setup company for sale/ absentee ownership (freedom)



    We know for a fact that we didn’t cover all that there is to cover about being technically qualified to be a professional.  We invite you to join the conversation and share your thoughts in our exclusive community: Restoration Nation.  You can log in here: https://www.restoration-nation.net

    A special thanks to our sponsor KAHI.

    https://kahi.io

    Discount Code - PODCAST

    Listen to past episodes: https://www.disasterpodcaster.com

    Or on your favorite podcast platform.

    Find out more about us: https://www.restorationadvisers.com   More Free resources: https://www.youtube.com/restorationadvisers https://www.restorationadvisers.com/bookvault https://www.restorationadvisers.com/blog https://www.disasterpodcaster.com

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    • 40 min
    S2:EP21 Disaster Podcaster Professional Series- PT3 Structured

    S2:EP21 Disaster Podcaster Professional Series- PT3 Structured

    S2:E21 Professional Series

    Part 1 of 4 - Technically Qualified 12/2/22

    Part 2 of 4 - Leadership & Culture 12/9/22

    Part 3 of 4 - Structured 12/16/22

    Part 4 of 4 - Be the Example 12/23/22



    We want to welcome you back to Part 3 of 4 in a series that is simply about what a professional in the restoration industry would look like.
    Last week we spent time on the Leadership/ Culture one must have to be called a Pro.

    Let’s talk about what I mean when I say STRUCTURED for the next 30 minutes or so. How A structured company plays into what we may think a Professional Company looks like.



    Mission/ Vision/ Goals


    Internal/ Not Marketing
    They mean something
    Do all of the team know?
    Status- Where are you now?

    Organizational/ Accountability Clarity


    Right People/ Right Seats
    Everyone has a number
    Clarity
    Measured?

    Company Alignment


    Everyone rowing the same direction
    How diligent are you?
    Comeback Plan (get aligned)

    Consistent Leads Process (sales engine)


    Marketing
    Job Stability
    Right kind of leads?

    Meaningful Meetings


    Who?
    What?
    When?
    Why?

    Contracts and Sub Agreements


    Client Contracts
    Employee Contracts
    Sub-Agreements


    Up to date payables/ happy vendors


    Strong Relationships
    Security

    Profitable


    Secure



    We referenced Trainual. You can find out more here: https://start.trainual.com/g7ys23x2odwb

    We know for a fact that we didn’t cover all that there is to cover about being technically qualified to be a professional.  We invite you to join the conversation and share your thoughts in our exclusive community: Restoration Nation.  You can log in here: https://www.restoration-nation.net

    A special thanks to our sponsor KAHI.

    https://kahi.io

    Discount Code - PODCAST

    Listen to past episodes: https://www.disasterpodcaster.com

    Or on your favorite podcast platform.

    Find out more about us: https://www.restorationadvisers.com   More Free resources: https://www.youtube.com/restorationadvisers https://www.restorationadvisers.com/bookvault https://www.restorationadvisers.com/blog https://www.disasterpodcaster.com

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    • 35 min
    S2:EP20 Disaster Podcaster Professional Series- PT2 Leadership/ Culture

    S2:EP20 Disaster Podcaster Professional Series- PT2 Leadership/ Culture

    S2:E20 Professional Series

    Part 1 of 4 - Technically Qualified 12/2/22 

    Part 2 of 4 - Leadership & Culture 12/9/22 

    Part 3 of 4 - Structured 12/16/22 

    Part 4 of 4 - Be the Example 12/23/22



    We want to welcome you back to Part 2 of 4 in a series that is simply about what a professional in the restoration industry would look like.
    Last week we spent time on the Technical Qualifications one must have to be called a Pro.

    Let’s talk about Leadership for the next 30 minutes or so. How Leadership plays into what we may think a Professional Company looks like.



    Employee Onboarding


    Beginning Expectations
    Warm Welcome
    Onboarding DAY
    30/60/90+ days
    DISC assessments for understanding personalities

    Growth


    Personal/ Professional
    Measurable Advancements
    Promotions

    Employee Retention


    Low Turnover
    Hiring Well
    “Voice of the employee”
    Open Door-Truly

    Accountability


    Leadership that doesn’t BLAME, they TRAIN
    Visible and Transperant
    Everyone Equally
    Lessons Learned

    Review/ Performance Evaluation


    Actual Scheduled Reviews
    Scorecard
    Training Culture

    Work/ Life Balance PLAN (team)


    Ask the right questions
    People aren’t robots
    Promote Fun/ Family



    We referenced Trainual. You can find out more here: https://start.trainual.com/g7ys23x2odwb

    We know for a fact that we didn’t cover all that there is to cover about being technically qualified to be a professional.  We invite you to join the conversation and share your thoughts in our exclusive community: Restoration Nation.  You can log in here: https://www.restoration-nation.net



    A special thanks to our sponsor KAHI. 

    https://kahi.io 

    Discount Code - PODCAST



    Listen to past episodes: https://www.disasterpodcaster.com 

    Or on your favorite podcast platform.



    Find out more about us: https://www.restorationadvisers.com   More Free resources: https://www.youtube.com/restorationadvisers https://www.restorationadvisers.com/bookvault https://www.restorationadvisers.com/blog https://www.disasterpodcaster.com

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    • 35 min
    S2:E19 Professional Series Part 1 - Technically Qualified

    S2:E19 Professional Series Part 1 - Technically Qualified

    S2:E19 Professional Series  

    Part 1 of 4 - Technically Qualified 12/2/22
    Part 2 of 4 - Leadership & Culture 12/9/22
    Part 3 of 4 - Structured 12/16/22
    Part 4 of 4 - Be the Example 12/23/22  

    This is Part 1 of 4 in a series that is simply about what a professional in the restoration industry would look like. It could be in any industry truthfully. When we think of “professional”, many things come to mind. 

    So let’s just say we are looking at a model that checks ALOT of boxes.  

    This episode hones in on the technical aspects of what it means to be professional.  

    Certifications  


    Certifications are NOT Education
    Certs you NEED
    Certs you should have
    New Services
    Jobsite Safety

    Advanced Processes


    Ramp Up for surges/ CAT work
    New Positions
    Scheduling
    Documenting
    CPR and life health measures
    Heat Stress
    General First Aid
    Emergency Plan
    JHA
    Adaptability Training
    Broken Equipment
    Loss of Communications

    Clear SOPs


    80/20 Rule
    Documented/Trainual
    Followed By All
    Updated
    Simple


    Training/Development Path


    Where does everyone start?
    Career Path
    Tech Levels
    Clarity on opportunity
    Training Culture
    Weekly/ Monthly Meetings
    Onsite/ Offsite training
    Evaluations
    When?
    Who? 
    Outcomes?


    Experienced Mentorship  


    Assign Mentors
    Mentor Training
    Advancement  

    We referenced Trainual. You can find out more here: https://start.trainual.com/g7ys23x2odwb  

    We know for a fact that we didn’t cover all that there is to cover about being technically qualified to be a professional.  We invite you to join the conversation and share your thoughts in our exclusive community: Restoration Nation.  You can log in here: https://www.restoration-nation.net  

    A special thanks to our sponsor KAHI.
    https://kahi.io
    Discount Code - PODCAST 

    Listen to past episodes: https://www.disasterpodcaster.com
    Or on your favorite podcast platform. 

    Find out more about us: https://www.restorationadvisers.com  
    More Free resources: https://www.youtube.com/restorationadvisers
    https://www.restorationadvisers.com/bookvault
    https://www.restorationadvisers.com/blog
    https://www.disasterpodcaster.com 

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    • 40 min
    S2:18 Thanksgiving BONUS

    S2:18 Thanksgiving BONUS

    🦃 HAPPY THANKSGIVING🦃 

    We bring you a short episode on this holiday week. 

     We hope you and yours had a wonderful day, and took some time to reflect on the many great things we enjoy.   This is some additional thoughts on last weeks podcast based on the overwhelming reaction and feedback we got.  

    There is a little hint about what is to come, and some things that we are thankful for!  

    We invite you to join the conversation and share your thoughts in our exclusive community: Restoration Nation. 
    You can log in here: https://www.restoration-nation.net 

    A special thanks to our sponsor KAHI.
    https://kahi.io
    Discount Code - PODCAST 

    Listen to past episodes: https://www.disasterpodcaster.com
    Or on your favorite podcast platform. 

    Find out more about us: https://www.restorationadvisers.com
    More Free resources: 


    https://www.youtube.com/restorationadvisers 
    https://www.restorationadvisers.com/bookvault 
    https://www.restorationadvisers.com/blog 
    https://www.disasterpodcaster.com



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    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Rob Moreé ,

Great Podcast

Klark is great at what he does and it shows in this podcast. His love for the industry and the people in it is uncanny. Also his love for everyone’s business and doing the right thing every-time is awesome.

Shamrock Eric ,

Klark just gets it

Klark does such a great job with his podcast. His years of experience and easy conversational style make this podcast both a joy to listen to and very educational for the restoration contractor.

flshnblud ,

Klark is a 💎

Klark speaks from the industry to encourage professionals to raise the bar.

He has a clear passion to help entrepreneurs elevate their performance and achieve their dreams. Klark shares real world insights and lessons learned from his own experiences and working with contractors nationwide.

If you want to shorten your DANG learning curve as a restorer, give Klark a listen.

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