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Welcome to the GBA Podcast, where we present information and expertise from geoprofessionals around the globe to provide you with wisdom and insight to help in your pursuit of knowledge.
 
GBA was founded over 50 years ago to serve geotechnical, environmental, and other geoprofessionals by giving them proven tools to achieve business success by confronting risk and optimizing performance.

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Welcome to the GBA Podcast, where we present information and expertise from geoprofessionals around the globe to provide you with wisdom and insight to help in your pursuit of knowledge.
 
GBA was founded over 50 years ago to serve geotechnical, environmental, and other geoprofessionals by giving them proven tools to achieve business success by confronting risk and optimizing performance.

    #11 - Encore Performances - Val Ries

    #11 - Encore Performances - Val Ries

    Encore Perfromances, Connecting with Friends of GBA - Val Ries

    Our Host and Guest


    Joel Carson host and GBA Executive Director – Link to Profile


    Val Ries is a certified leadership trainer and Executive coach supporting organizations, managers and executives. Val understands the daily demands, pressure and challenges one can face in times of stress. She is an expert at helping her clients balance those demands while inspiring productivity with resiliency and strength. Val's relatable approach has been consistently recognized for helping her clients increase bottom-line results by building collaborative teams, engaged employees, customer satisfaction and designing comprehensive on-boarding techniques.


    Topics for discussion include:



    Why is resilience so important? [min. 2:22]
    Adressing conflict through acknowledgement and validation. [min. 3:55]
    How to refocus judgement to reduce stress [min. 6:21]
    The silver lining in all of this is …….? [min. 9:52]
    What are you focusing your time on now? [min. 11:22]
    Chief Inspiration Officer (book)
    www.executive-muse.com (website)
    What message would you like to leave us with? [min. 14:11]


    Calls-to-action:



    Connect with Val Ries: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Website
    Visit the GBA Website at https://www.geoprofessional.org for more information resources or to become a member.
    Visit the GBA Website for training resources and reference material for professional development.
    Visit https://www.gbapodcast.com for future Podcast Episodes
    Contact us at info@geoprofessional.org with any podcast-related questions or comments


    This episode was produced by the following GBA Members:



    Ryan White, PE, GE – Principle/Geotechnical Engineering Group Manger/PBS Engineering and Environmental
    Tiffany Vorhies, NACE CIP-2 – Chief Consultant/SME
    Donald K. Blackburn, MBA – Business Manager/Blackburn Consulting
    Shawn Leyva, PE – Associate Senior Engineer/Crawford & Associates

    • 15 min
    #10 - Encore Performances - Jeff Tobe

    #10 - Encore Performances - Jeff Tobe

    Encore Perfromances, Connecting with Friends of GBA - Jeff Tobe

    Our Host and Guest


    Joel Carson host and GBA Executive Director – Link to Profile


    Jeff Tobe is a Certified Speaking Professional and was chosen by readers of Convention & Meetings Magazine as one of the top 15 speakers in North America. He is one of the most dynamic speakers in the world, and prides himself on presenting up-to-the-minute, cutting-edge material as it relates to designing the ideal customer EXPERIENCE by getting your people more ENGAGED at what they do every day.


    Jeff is the author of the wildly popular book Coloring Outside The Lines and he is the co-author of the new book, ANTICIPATE: Knowing What Customers Need Before They Do! which is quickly becoming one of the hottest business books on the market today!


    Topics for discussion include:



    Why do we need to embrace change now and get past our old ways of doing things to stay relevant? [min. 2:38]
    The three R's - Retool, Rethink, Reimagine [min. 4:28]
    How can our listeners look through our customers lenses and creatively increase value for customers now? [min. 5:15]
    What are the main principles or tenets that leaders or prospective leaders have to keep in mind during turbulent times? [min. 8:23]
    The silver lining in all of this is …….? [min. 13:05]
    What are you focusing your time on now? [min. 14:39]
    Every other Wednesday - eowednesday.com [min. 15:38]
    What Comes After the But (book) [min. 15:50]
    Where can listeners connect with you? [min. 16:48]
    Email Jeff Tobe, subject line "Free Book" to receive a PDF copy of his book [min. 16:59]
    jefftobe.com (website) [min. 17:00]
    What message would you like to leave us with? [min. 17:46]


    Calls-to-action:



    Connect with Jeff Tobe: Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn | Website
    Visit the GBA Website at https://www.geoprofessional.org for more information resources or to become a member.
    Visit the GBA Website for training resources and reference material for professional development.
    Visit https://www.gbapodcast.com for future Podcast Episodes
    Contact us at info@geoprofessional.org with any podcast-related questions or comments


    This episode was produced by the following GBA Members:



    Ryan White, PE, GE – Principle/Geotechnical Engineering Group Manger/PBS Engineering and Environmental
    Tiffany Vorhies, NACE CIP-2 – Chief Consultant/SME
    Donald K. Blackburn, MBA – Business Manager/Blackburn Consulting
    Shawn Leyva, PE – Associate Senior Engineer/Crawford & Associates

    • 19 min
    #09 - Encore Performances - Bob Kelleher

    #09 - Encore Performances - Bob Kelleher

    Encore Perfromances, Connecting with Friends of GBA - Bob Kelleher

    Our Host and Guest


    Joel Carson host and GBA Executive Director – Link to Profile


    Bob Kelleher is a best-selling author, international keynote speaker, and consultant who travels the globe sharing his insights on employee engagement, leadership, and workforce trends. Bob is the author of the recently released I-Engage: Your Personal Engagement Roadmap, the best-selling book, Louder Than Words: 10 Practical Employee Engagement Steps That Drive Results, and Creativeship: An Engagement and Leadership Fable, Employee Engagement for Dummies.


    Bob can be seen or heard on national media (most recently on CNBC, CBS, NBC News, Business Week, Forbes, Training Magazine, Yahoo, and Fortune), and is a frequent guest writer and contributing editor on many national publications.


    Topics for discussion include:



    How has the impact of this crisis (covid-19) affected employee engagement and what should leaders be doing to address workplace engagement? [min 03:26]
    What should leaders be doing to pay attention to the long term impact on employee productivity and work place engagement? [min 07:13]
    The importance of empathy in leadership. [min 09:58]
    Importance of communication. [min 15:35]
    How is this merging of our professional and personal lives going to impact the future of our business? [min 17:20]
    The silver lining in all of this is……? [min 23:12]
    Where are you and the Employee Engagement Group focusing your time on right now? [min 25:20]
    Where/how can our members reach out to you? [min 29:58] https://employeeengagement.com
    What message would you like to leave us with? [min 34:06]


    Calls-to-action:



    Connect with Bob Kelleher: Facebook | YouTube | Twitter | LinkedIn | Website
    Visit the GBA Website at https://www.geoprofessional.org for more information resources or to become a member.
    Visit the GBA Website for training resources and reference material for professional development.
    Visit https://www.gbapodcast.com for future Podcast Episodes
    Contact us at info@geoprofessional.org with any podcast-related questions or comments


    This episode was produced by the following GBA Members:



    Ryan White, PE, GE – Principle/Geotechnical Engineering Group Manger/PBS Engineering and Environmental
    Tiffany Vorhies, NACE CIP-2 – Chief Consultant/SME
    Donald K. Blackburn, MBA – Business Manager/Blackburn Consulting
    Shawn Leyva, PE – Associate Senior Engineer/Crawford & Associates

    • 35 min
    #08 - Encore Performances - Nancy Watt

    #08 - Encore Performances - Nancy Watt

    Encore Perfromances, Connecting with Friends of GBA - Nancy Watt

    Our Host and Guest


    Joel Carson host and GBA Executive Director – Link to Profile


    Nancy Watt is President of NANCY WATT COMMUNICATIONS, a specialized consulting and creative agency that works with all sectors exploring the social science of collaboration, communication and connection. Using a ‘Pracademic’ approach, Nancy Watt elucidates evidence-based research in an engaging and entertaining way using the tools and techniques of improv honed from her days at The Second City Conservatory in Toronto. This form of experiential learning has been used in diverse setting with a wise swath of clients from marginalized populations to the judiciary, medical school faculty and law societies.


    In order to capture effective experiential learning, she builds a camaraderie-filled ensemble where the participants learn while laughing.


    Topics for discussion include:



    Accepting the reality of the other [min 2:16]
    Adaptability Quotient (AQ) [min 5:00]
    Fostering an organization of trust and transparency [min. 12:50]
    The silver lining in all of this is …….? [min. 21:11]
    What are you doing now that you don't have the opportunity to speak at conferences in person? [min. 24:05]
    AQAI (website) use code NWC4 to receive 50% off 10 assessments [min. 26:00]
    www.nancywattcomm.com (website)


    Calls-to-action:



    Connect with Nancy Watt: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Website
    Visit the GBA Website at https://www.geoprofessional.org for more information resources or to become a member.
    Visit the GBA Website for training resources and reference material for professional development.
    Visit https://www.gbapodcast.com for future Podcast Episodes
    Contact us at info@geoprofessional.org with any podcast-related questions or comments


    This episode was produced by the following GBA Members:



    Ryan White, PE, GE – Principle/Geotechnical Engineering Group Manger/PBS Engineering and Environmental
    Tiffany Vorhies, NACE CIP-2 – Chief Consultant/SME
    Donald K. Blackburn, MBA – Business Manager/Blackburn Consulting
    Shawn Leyva, PE – Associate Senior Engineer/Crawford & Associates

    • 30 min
    #07 - Encore Performances - Brent Gleeson

    #07 - Encore Performances - Brent Gleeson

    Encore Perfromances, Connecting with Friends of GBA - Brent Gleeson

    Our Host and Guest


    Joel Carson host and GBA Executive Director – Link to Profile


    Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran with combat tours to Iraq and Africa. Upon leaving SEAL Team 5, Brent turned his discipline and battlefield lessons to the world of business and has become an award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author, and acclaimed speaker and consultant on topics ranging from leadership and building high-performance teams to culture and organizational transformation.


    Brent is the Founder and CEO of TakingPoint Leadership, a progressive leadership and management consulting firm with a focus on business transformation and building high-performance cultures. Brent holds a degree in finance with a minor in economics from Southern Methodist University, certificates in English and History from Oxford University in England and a graduate business degree from the University of San Diego. He is the bestselling author of TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail Safe Principles for Leading Through Change, which was a #1 New Release on Amazon in Organizational Change and Business Structural Adjustment. Please help me welcome Brent Gleeson.


    Topics for discussion include:



    What is the impmortance of company culture? [min 3:55]
    What should leaders do to improve employee engagement? [min 7:20]
    The importance of personal accountability? Advice for leaders. [min 13:15]
    The silver lining in all of this is …….? [min 15:44]
    What are you focusing on now that you're not traveling as much? [min 21:45]
    takingpointleadership.com (website) [min 26:04]
    Taking Point (book)
    Embrace the Suck (book)
    David Goggins (wikipedia)
    David Goggins (Instagram)
    Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins (book)


    Calls-to-action:



    Connect with Brent Gleeson: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Website
    Visit the GBA Website at https://www.geoprofessional.org for more information resources or to become a member.
    Visit the GBA Website for training resources and reference material for professional development.
    Visit https://www.gbapodcast.com for future Podcast Episodes
    Contact us at info@geoprofessional.org with any podcast-related questions or comments


    This episode was produced by the following GBA Members:



    Ryan White, PE, GE – Principle/Geotechnical Engineering Group Manger/PBS Engineering and Environmental
    Tiffany Vorhies, NACE CIP-2 – Chief Consultant/SME
    Donald K. Blackburn, MBA – Business Manager/Blackburn Consulting
    Shawn Leyva, PE – Associate Senior Engineer/Crawford & Associates

    • 28 min
    #06 - Encore Performances - Jonathan Edison

    #06 - Encore Performances - Jonathan Edison

    Encore Perfromances, Connecting with Friends of GBA - Jonathan Edison

    Our Host and Guest


    Joel Carson host and GBA Executive Director – Link to Profile


    Jonathan Edison is a modern day Alchemist. Facing many hardships growing up in the city of Detroit he could have given up on life from the very beginning. His mother was removed from his home for abusing drugs and alcohol. His father left when he was 7 and his grandmother that took on the task of raising him, died from breast cancer when he was 14. Now faced with homelessness, despair and uncertainty, Jonathan graduated from high school with a 1.6 grade point average. Then he went on to complete his first year of college with a 0.82 before dropping out completely. Today, Jonathan is an International Motivational Speaker, a 3-time college graduate, C.E.O of two successful companies, an author of 5 best selling books and a student at Harvard University studying Psychology. This expertise in life and in business allows Jonathan to deliver innovative and content-driven presentations that have practical application in Sales, Leadership, Change and Personal Motivation.


    Topics for discussion include:



    How to stay positive and excited about life [min 3:15]
    How do we adjust, in this current world, to meet the people where they are? [min 9:56]
    Reverend Eikerenkoetter (Wikipedia) [mn 13:50]
    How can we see ourselves doing more during these challenging times? [min 14:42]
    The silver lining in all of this is …….? [min 18:40]
    What are you doing now that you don't have the opportunity to inspire audiences in person? [min 22:32]
    jonathanedison.com (website) [min 26:50]
    Survival Mode (book)
    What message would you like to leave with us? [min 27:55]


    Calls-to-action:



    Connect with Jonathan Edison: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Website
    Visit the GBA Website at https://www.geoprofessional.org for more information resources or to become a member.
    Visit the GBA Website for training resources and reference material for professional development.
    Visit https://www.gbapodcast.com for future Podcast Episodes
    Contact us at info@geoprofessional.org with any podcast-related questions or comments


    This episode was produced by the following GBA Members:



    Ryan White, PE, GE – Principle/Geotechnical Engineering Group Manger/PBS Engineering and Environmental
    Tiffany Vorhies, NACE CIP-2 – Chief Consultant/SME
    Donald K. Blackburn, MBA – Business Manager/Blackburn Consulting
    Shawn Leyva, PE – Associate Senior Engineer/Crawford & Associates

    • 30 min

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