88 episodes

The Facility Management Innovator Podcast is where FM industry leaders talk about workplace trends, challenges, and the future of the built environment. Mike Petrusky interviews FM practitioners and industry-partners about effective marketing and sales strategies, resources available to facility managers and opportunities for collaboration in the FM community. We'll also get to know a personal side of our guests as we explore their interests and talk about the trusted business relationships they have developed though IFMA and other professional organizations. This is the podcast that encourages you to "Be an FM innovator!™"

The Facility Management Innovator Podcast Kayrell Connections

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    • 4.8, 19 Ratings

The Facility Management Innovator Podcast is where FM industry leaders talk about workplace trends, challenges, and the future of the built environment. Mike Petrusky interviews FM practitioners and industry-partners about effective marketing and sales strategies, resources available to facility managers and opportunities for collaboration in the FM community. We'll also get to know a personal side of our guests as we explore their interests and talk about the trusted business relationships they have developed though IFMA and other professional organizations. This is the podcast that encourages you to "Be an FM innovator!™"

    BIG NEWS: "FM Innovator" is now "Workplace Innovator"!

    BIG NEWS: "FM Innovator" is now "Workplace Innovator"!

    Mike Petrusky shares big news about the show!
    Please subscribe to the new "Workplace Innovator Podcast" here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/workplace-innovator-podcast-enhancing-your-employee/id1374082515

    • 12 min
    Ep. 85: Things I Have Learned About Facility Management & The Workplace (Part 2) | Mike Petrusky - Host of the FM Innovator Podcast

    Ep. 85: Things I Have Learned About Facility Management & The Workplace (Part 2) | Mike Petrusky - Host of the FM Innovator Podcast

    Mike Petrusky continues to reflect on what he has learned on Part 2 of this series! The workplace is evolving rapidly and we are not just dealing with simple changes, but transformational ones, so we must be in the business of rethinking the ways we care for the built environment. We know that technology is advancing incredibly fast and cultural shifts are significant, so FM professionals must focus on building a true culture of collaboration and creating trusted partnerships in order to succeed now and into the future. Mike reminisces about the inspirational leadership lessons he has learned from his many past guests on the show and he shares some of the highlights with you.
    Connect with Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikepetrusky/
    Learn about the iOFFICE “Workplace Champions Summit 2018”: https://www.iofficecorp.com/workplace-champions-summit
    Listen to the complete episodes that Mike references…
    Peter Ankerstjerne: http://kayrellconnections.com/episode49
    Drew DePriest: http://kayrellconnections.com/episode68
    Lorri Rowlandson: http://kayrellconnections.com/episode71
    Javier Maldonado: http://kayrellconnections.com/episode81
    WATCH Peter Ankerstjerne talk about “FM becoming sexy”: https://youtu.be/OosSelHTyGA
    Sign up to "Be an FM innovator!®" & get your FREE “Partnering for Excellence” E-book at http://kayrellconnections.com/
     

    • 18 min
    Ep. 84: Things I Have Learned About Facility Management & The Workplace (Part 1) | Mike Petrusky - Host of the FM Innovator Podcast

    Ep. 84: Things I Have Learned About Facility Management & The Workplace (Part 1) | Mike Petrusky - Host of the FM Innovator Podcast

    Mike Petrusky launched this podcast in the fall of 2016 with little understanding of where the show might go and who would be listening. If a few friends from the Capital Chapter of IFMA tuned in, he thought, that would be an incredible compliment and a lot of fun. But now, just a year and half and over 80 episodes later, with thousands of monthly downloads from around the world, Mike reflects on what he has learned and is thankful for the amazing adventure this podcast journey has been! The workplace is evolving rapidly and we are not just dealing with simple changes, but transformational ones, so we must be in the business of rethinking the ways we care for the built environment. We know that technology is advancing incredibly fast and cultural shifts are significant, so FM professionals must focus on building a true culture of collaboration and creating trusted partnerships in order to succeed now and into the future. Mike reminisces about the inspirational leadership lessons he has learned from his many past guests on the show and he shares some of the highlights with you.
    Connect with Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikepetrusky/
    Learn about the iOFFICE “Workplace Champions Summit 2018”: https://www.iofficecorp.com/workplace-champions-summit
    Listen to the complete episodes that Mike references…
    Leigh Stringer: http://kayrellconnections.com/episode9
    Kay Sargent: http://kayrellconnections.com/episode28
    Elizabeth Dukes: http://kayrellconnections.com/episode31
    Jacob Morgan: http://kayrellconnections.com/episode47
    WATCH Kay Sargent’s “The Big Shift” Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6_VcOqfyqE
    Sign up to "Be an FM innovator!®" & get your FREE “Partnering for Excellence” E-book at http://kayrellconnections.com/
     

    • 19 min
    Ep. 83: Workplace Strategies & IFMA Partnerships | Celeste McLane - Strategic Account Manager at CORT

    Ep. 83: Workplace Strategies & IFMA Partnerships | Celeste McLane - Strategic Account Manager at CORT

    Celeste McLane is Strategic Account Manager at CORT where she serves the FM community with her understanding of workplace trends, space planning and space optimization. Mike Petrusky asks Celeste about the importance of building relationships and industry partnerships at the Capital Chapter of IFMA. As we see changes in the workplace, Celeste offers strategies for keeping pace with the needs of an agile workforce and how facility managers can help organizations create amazing employee experiences. Being a true consultative partner to the FM world and bringing value to our community requires listening first before delivering your workplace solution to prospective customers. Celeste shares some of her experiences and recognizes how special our IFMA relationships can be and she encourages us to build a network of partners so we can be a resource for the entire community of workplace professionals. Mike and Celeste also talk about a classic 80’s movie, a quote from Henry Ford, the inspiration of Dr. Seuss, and motivation from Zig Ziglar!
    Connect with Celeste on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/celeste-mclane-warda-845b3a1/
    Find Celeste on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NovaRntlFurn
    Learn more about CORT: https://www.cort.com/
    Watch Mike’s classic video interview with “cool kid” Laurie Baron: http://kayrellconnections.com/workplace-design-interview-laurie-baron
    Connect with Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikepetrusky/
    Learn about the iOFFICE “Workplace Champions Summit 2018”: https://www.iofficecorp.com/workplace-champions-summit
    Sign up to "Be an FM innovator!®" & get your FREE “Partnering for Excellence” E-book at http://kayrellconnections.com/
     

    • 18 min
    Ep. 82: Culture Change, FM Administration & Planning a New HQ | Sharon G. Kinsman, CFM, Sr. VP, Administration - NAB

    Ep. 82: Culture Change, FM Administration & Planning a New HQ | Sharon G. Kinsman, CFM, Sr. VP, Administration - NAB

    Sharon Kinsman, CFM is Senior Vice President of Facilities and Administration at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) where she has served for nearly four decades. Mike Petrusky had the chance to visit the current headquarters building of NAB to discuss the lessons that Sharon has learned which are helping to inform her interactions with both senior leadership and her FM team as they prepare to build and move to a new HQ facility. Sharon understands the value that she brings to the project and her years of experience in FM allow her to uniquely understand the culture of NAB and how the organization will operate best in their new facility. Mike and Sharon talk about their involvement at IFMA and the value of the support they receive from the community. Sharon also shares several inspirational quotes to help us deal with workplace changes and our evolving roles in the built environment while Mike performs the first ever “FM innovator trumpet solo”!
    Connect with Sharon on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-goldener-kinsman-cfm-1402487/
    Learn more about NAB: http://www.nab.org/
    Connect with Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikepetrusky/
    Learn about the iOFFICE “Workplace Champions Summit 2018”: https://www.iofficecorp.com/workplace-champions-summit
    Sign up to "Be an FM innovator!®" & get your FREE “Partnering for Excellence” E-book at http://kayrellconnections.com/
     

    • 22 min
    Ep. 81: Employee Engagement & Creating Great Workplace Experiences | Javier Maldonado, MBA, CFM, RPA® - VF Outdoor

    Ep. 81: Employee Engagement & Creating Great Workplace Experiences | Javier Maldonado, MBA, CFM, RPA® - VF Outdoor

    Javier J. Maldonado, MBA, CFM, RPA® is Campus Operations & Construction Director for VF Outdoor, the home of JanSport and The North Face, among other well-known brands. Mike Petrusky asks Javier about his passion for creating exceptional workplace experiences and how he leads his team to deliver great customer service to end-users. He tells stories from the VF campus about how the company encourages employees to "live your brand" and offers motivational employee engagement so that people can do their best work. Javier shares how his FM background and perspective is part of a collaborative approach with other departments where understanding about the impact of decisions on everyone is considered essential in the workplace culture. Mike and Javier talk about the inevitability of the changes taking place in our organizations and how a positive and flexible attitude can help us be successful as we lead our workplaces into the future! The critical topic of "Star Wars versus Star Trek" is addressed head on and both Javier and Mike offer quotes from each of the movie franchises, along with other inspirational quotes about challenging the status quo, getting past our fears, and being a true leader.
    Connect with Javier on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/javier-maldonado-mba-cfm-rpa%C2%AE-33065b19/
    Learn more about VF Outdoor: https://www.vfc.com/brands/outdoor-action-sports
    Connect with Mike on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikepetrusky/
    Learn about the iOFFICE “Workplace Champions Summit 2018”: https://www.iofficecorp.com/workplace-champions-summit
    Sign up to "Be an FM innovator!®" & get your FREE “Partnering for Excellence” E-book at http://kayrellconnections.com/
     

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Woodybrutus ,

Fun listen

Great and short, just enough to make you think. Keep up the great work

Grimson23 ,

Keep feeding us more

Enjoy hearing from multiple facilities professionals in multiple industries. Look forward to new episodes! Great work.

Shaggy28 ,

Professional, innovative and interesting!

Mike and his guests do a fantastic job on this podcast! Mike's guests are true innovators and industry leaders. This is a great resource to all business professionals, especially facility/operations leaders.

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