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We're interviewing inspiring business leaders to uncover tips - and tools - to help you break down the barriers that are keeping... you.... stuck.

Get Unstuck & On Target Mike O'Neill

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

We're interviewing inspiring business leaders to uncover tips - and tools - to help you break down the barriers that are keeping... you.... stuck.

    Ep172 Dr. Suzannah Bozzone - Can Workplaces Solve Our Health Crisis?

    Ep172 Dr. Suzannah Bozzone - Can Workplaces Solve Our Health Crisis?

    In this thought-provoking episode of Get Unstuck & On Target, host Mike O'Neill and guest Dr. Suzannah Bozzone explore the fascinating intersection of leadership, purpose, and lifestyle medicine.As a leadership coach and former HR exec, Mike brings a unique perspective to the conversation. He and Dr. Bozzone dive deep into the power of the workplace to influence health outcomes. Dr. Bozzone shares startling statistics on how our lifestyle choices drive chronic disease, while Mike reflects on the limitations of traditional employee wellness programs. But the real magic happens when the discussion turns to purpose. Dr. Bozzone explains how connecting to your "why" can make healthy behaviors feel rewarding rather than restrictive. She vulnerably shares how she got unstuck from an unfulfilling medical career by aligning with her true calling. Mike draws thought-provoking parallels between the challenges of improving health and advancing leadership. He offers insights from his coaching experience on how to embrace struggle and stay accountable to your goals.Throughout the episode, Mike and Dr. Bozzone challenge listeners with paradigm-shifting ideas like:- Mental and physical health are deeply interconnected and must be addressed together- Small steps, aligned with your purpose and readiness, are the key to sustainable change- Workplaces have the potential to solve our health crisis by empowering people to be their best selves- Understanding your evolving purpose is crucial for getting unstuck in health and careerWhether you're a leader looking to uplift your team or an individual ready to transform your health, this conversation will leave you inspired to connect to your purpose and ask: "Why wouldn't I do this?"

    • 33 min
    Ep171 Dr. Les Cole - Is This Controversial Drug the Cure for Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD?

    Ep171 Dr. Les Cole - Is This Controversial Drug the Cure for Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD?

    If you feel like you've tried everything to heal from trauma, depression, or anxiety, but nothing works...This episode is a must-listen. As an executive coach with decades of experience as an HR leader, host Mike O'Neill is on a mission to bring vital conversations like this one to the forefront.In this episode, Mike sits down with Dr. Les Cole, owner of Ethos Behavioral Health and co-author of The Ketamine Effect. With 50 years in the mental health field, Dr. Cole doesn't hold back.He shares his personal journey with PTSD after serving in Vietnam and how that led him to psychology, theology, and now - the cutting-edge world of ketamine-assisted therapy. Dr. Cole pulls the curtain back on the frustrating reality many face in treatment: "It can be a slow slog... you can have a reduction in symptoms, but you don't really have a change in life."Enter ketamine. This breakthrough treatment is creating radical shifts for Dr. Cole's patients struggling with treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, and PTSD. In some cases, in as little as 4 sessions.With Mike's insightful questions as our guide, Dr. Cole pulls back the curtain on:* The science behind ketamine and how it rapidly rewires the brain* Why ketamine is a game-changer for treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, and PTSD* The insider's guide to ketamine therapy: what to really expect* How to find the right therapist (and why it's like finding the right coach)* Why the mental health treatment landscape is on the brink of a revolutionThis episode is packed with insights on the new frontier of mental health - straight from the expert.But it's not just about ketamine. It's about empowering you to be your own guru. To access the tools to transform your well-being, with or without treatment, and make your own empowered decisions.

    • 35 min
    Ep170 Dan Marks - Locomotives and Leadership: Engineering a CEO’s Path

    Ep170 Dan Marks - Locomotives and Leadership: Engineering a CEO’s Path

    Dan Marks isn't your typical executive. His journey from a humble repair shop to the CEO of a leading locomotive company is as inspiring as it is unconventional. In this episode of Get Unstuck & On Target, host Mike O'Neill explores the tracks of Dan’s career, revealing how the lessons learned in a hands-on family business can illuminate the path to corporate leadership.Starting in the electric motor repair business founded by his father, Dan absorbed the nuances of locomotives and the value of hard work. His progression wasn’t just a climb up the corporate ladder but a journey through various roles, each adding a layer of understanding and skill that proved essential as he ascended to his role as CEO. Dan shares how these experiences shaped his approach to leadership, emphasizing the importance of connecting with employees and fostering a culture of innovation and dedication.Mike O'Neill, with his insightful questioning, draws out the essence of leadership that transcends industries: it’s about understanding people, building trust, and being genuinely involved at every level of the organization. They delve into the specifics of running a specialized manufacturing and repair business, discussing the challenges and triumphs of maintaining a workforce that is as robust as the locomotive parts they manufacture.Listeners will also gain a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing of critical locomotive components and the cyclical nature of these massive machines that power our economies. Dan's narrative is peppered with personal anecdotes, from Thanksgiving dinners dominated by railroad talk to the philosophies that guide his leadership at Bohr Electronics.Key points to look for in this episode:- Explore Dan Marks' unique career trajectory from working in his father's repair shop to becoming the CEO of Bohr Electronics, highlighting the real-world lessons that shaped his leadership style.- Uncover the inside workings of a locomotive manufacturing and remanufacturing company, learning how critical components are made and maintained to last decades.- Delve into the challenges and strategies of managing a specialized workforce, fostering a culture of innovation, and the impact of thoughtful leadership on employee retention and company growth.This episode isn't just for those interested in railroads or manufacturing; it's for anyone who seeks a blueprint for leadership that's grounded in real-world experience and genuine passion for one's field. Join us as Dan Marks demonstrates how traditional paths can lead to extraordinary destinations in the modern corporate landscape.

    • 31 min
    Ep169 Barbara Casey Lane - When Legacy Meets Innovation: A Multi-Generation Business Keeps Its Edge

    Ep169 Barbara Casey Lane - When Legacy Meets Innovation: A Multi-Generation Business Keeps Its Edge

    When food meets family, tradition isn't just maintained; it thrives. Join host Mike O’Neill as he welcomes Barbara Casey Lane, CEO of LTI - a pivotal leader in custom food service equipment manufacturing. Nestled in the heart of Jonesboro, Georgia, LTI’s story is one of resilience, ingenuity, and a steadfast commitment to quality that spans nearly eight decades. This episode of “Get Unstuck & On Target” delves deep into the heart of what makes a family business outlast its founders, as Barbara shares her journey from the ground up in a company deeply rooted in family values and innovation.Discover how under Barbara’s leadership, LTI has maintained its ethos of close-knit community values within the expansive scope of industrial manufacturing. From early innovations in refrigeration to today’s versatile serving solutions that adapt from hot to cold in mere minutes, LTI’s trajectory mirrors Barbara's own path through various roles, ultimately leading her back to her roots. Mike and Barbara explore the profound impact of consolidating operations "under one roof" and how physical proximity can enhance workflow and employee relationships.This dialogue is more than just a business case study; it's a testament to the human spirit's ability to adapt, innovate, and lead with heart. Whether discussing the tactical shifts in product lines or the strategic importance of visibility in leadership, Barbara’s insights offer a masterclass in nurturing a workplace where legacy and innovation coexist beautifully.Key points to look out for in this episode:* Barbara Casey Lane's strategic insights into leading a third-generation family business, her return to LTI, and how the company has evolved while maintaining a strong connection to its roots and core values.* Discussion of the significant impact of consolidating operations under one roof, improving both operational efficiency and employee interaction and how physical proximity can foster a more cohesive and supportive work environment.* Exploration of the unique challenges and opportunities presented by manufacturing custom food service equipment, including the adaptation and innovation necessary to stay relevant in a competitive industry.* Tune in to discover how LTI has navigated changes across generations, remaining a cornerstone in its community and an example of how businesses can thrive on the principles of respect, craftsmanship, and familial loyalty.

    • 31 min
    Ep168 Joe Rare - Mastering the Secret to Repeatable Scaling with Outsourcing

    Ep168 Joe Rare - Mastering the Secret to Repeatable Scaling with Outsourcing

    In this episode of "Get Unstuck & On Target," host Mike O'Neill sits down with Joe Rare, a serial entrepreneur whose portfolio spans digital companies, wedding venues, and a plethora of real estate investments. Joe reveals his strategic approach to entrepreneurship that not only drives success but also ensures personal freedom and family time. From outsourcing to virtual assistants in crafting a business that operates almost autonomously, Joe's insights are a treasure trove for any entrepreneur aiming to break free from the daily grind.Mike, with his insightful questions, digs deep into the mechanics of building a business around your lifestyle rather than fitting your life around your business. They explore the critical aspects of why many entrepreneurs are tied down by their ventures and how Joe’s methods are a game-changer in achieving true freedom.Listeners will find valuable lessons on scalability, the importance of systemizing operations, and how to use global resources effectively to maximize both profit and time. If you're looking to transform your business model or just starting your entrepreneurial journey, this episode is your roadmap to a life of fulfillment and success beyond the conventional bounds.Tune in to discover:- How Joe's unique business model helps maintain a balance between success and quality family time.- The role of virtual assistants in revolutionizing business operations.- Insights into Joe's diverse business ventures and how they synergize with each other.- Strategies for minimizing your workload while maximizing business output.- Real-life challenges and triumphs from Joe’s journey, providing actionable advice for anyone looking to reshape their professional landscape.Ready to redefine success? Listen now and transform the way you think about work and life.

    • 31 min
    Ep167 Tanya Turner - The Untold Advantage of Introverts in Leadership

    Ep167 Tanya Turner - The Untold Advantage of Introverts in Leadership

    In this episode of Get Unstuck & On Target, host Mike O’Neill and guest Tanya Turner shatter the stereotypes surrounding HR and introverted leaders. As the director of Human Resources for Salto Systems, Tanya brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective that proves leadership isn't reserved for the loudest in the room.Mike, an extrovert himself, navigates the discussion with a genuine curiosity, aiming to uncover how Tanya, an introverted HR leader, leverages her natural inclinations to not only survive but thrive in her role.Tanya's insights into the introverted leadership style are a revelation. She speaks to the heart of introverts everywhere when she discusses the power of reflection, the importance of quiet creativity, and how these traits can lead to methodical, thoughtful leadership. It's not about changing who you are but embracing it to uncover your unique leadership capabilities.The discussion delves into the often misunderstood realm of HR, with Tanya illuminating how HR is far more than just hiring and firing. She paints a picture of HR as a place of growth, development, and fundamental human connection, where every interaction can lead to transformational changes in both personal and professional lives.Listeners are treated to Tanya’s personal story of growth, a testament to the episode's core message: embracing one’s natural tendencies, be they introverted or extroverted, can lead to profound success and fulfillment. This episode will help you understand the depth and breadth of what it means to be a leader and a human in the world of business.Three key insights to look for:- The transformative power of introverted leadership in HR and beyond, revealing how quiet reflection and thoughtful action can redefine effective leadership.- A fresh perspective on HR's role within organizations, illustrating its potential as a catalyst for personal and professional growth, far beyond its traditional hiring and firing stereotype.- Tanya Turner’s personal journey of growth and learning, offering tangible insights and encouragement for anyone questioning their path or how to leverage their natural tendencies for success.Mike’s warmth and Tanya’s wisdom combine to create an episode that feels like a roadmap for anyone feeling stuck in their career, offering practical advice, heartfelt stories, and a new way of viewing the role of HR and leadership through the lens of introversion. This is a must-listen for anyone looking to find their place in the leadership world, rethink HR's role in business success, or simply for those seeking inspiration to embrace their true selves.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

RPMRob ,

Like a great conversation with an old friend

Love Mike’s ability to interview interesting people and bring out in a very collaborative way, what makes them great at what they do. As a society we gravitate toward the “famous”, but there’s so many wonderful and successful people that can teach us so much.

Walk 2 Wealth ,

Amazing Show!

I’m so glad I stumbled into this show! Mike is an amazing host and brings on wonderful guests as well! So much gold advice in each episode

gina @ talence ,

Awesome tips!

I highly recommend episode 37. There are tips at the end anyone can use to help them reframe a challenge they have and get unstuck. I love Dr. Nicole‘s creative advice.

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