100 episodes

Julie Podewitz, CEO and Founder of Grow Your Occupancy, is passionate about helping senior living providers maximize sales efforts and grow occupancy. Join Julie as she chats with senior living leaders who share their tips and strategies. AND, they’ll have some fun along the way!

Grow Your Occupancy Julie Podewitz

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Julie Podewitz, CEO and Founder of Grow Your Occupancy, is passionate about helping senior living providers maximize sales efforts and grow occupancy. Join Julie as she chats with senior living leaders who share their tips and strategies. AND, they’ll have some fun along the way!

    What's Stopping Senior Living Prospects from Saying "Yes"? Julie Talks With Maureen Longoria

    What's Stopping Senior Living Prospects from Saying "Yes"? Julie Talks With Maureen Longoria

    Senior living prospects and their family members often face a variety of emotional and logistical challenges that can prevent them from moving forward with a senior living decision. Vetting movers and real estate agents, downsizing possessions and furnishings, preparing to sell their home, and actually moving are tops on the list of challenges.
    In this podcast, Julie Podewitz, CEO and Founder of Grow Your Occupancy, talks with Maureen Longoria, CEO and Co-founder of LivNow Relocation, about some recent AARP survey results from seniors considering senior living, the challenges they're facing, and why finding solutions can help you convert more prospects to move-ins.

    • 24 min
    How to Just Say NO to Lead Aggregators: Julie Talks With Cindy Robinson

    How to Just Say NO to Lead Aggregators: Julie Talks With Cindy Robinson

    It's a hot topic in senior living sales: saying no to costly paid referral sources for leads.
    But how do you do it?
    In this podcast, Julie Podewitz, CEO and Founder of Grow Your Occupancy, talks with Cindy Robinson, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Capri Senior Communities, about their decision to stop using lead aggregators six years ago, how they did it, and how it's paid off for them.

    • 27 min
    "We Need to Demystify the Senior Living Experience" - Julie Talks With Dan Hutson

    "We Need to Demystify the Senior Living Experience" - Julie Talks With Dan Hutson

    Seniors and their family members look to senior living communities for guidance and information to help them make the choice of where to live.
    While most senior living community websites provide the basic details like services, amenities, floor plans, and levels of care, what the prospects really want is for every aspect of the senior living experience to be demystified. Compelling storytelling about real people's experiences in senior living is vital to meet this want.
    Julie Podewitz, CEO & Founder of Grow Your Occupancy, talks with Dan Hutson, VP of Marketing at Priya Living, a senior living marketing thought leader and early proponent of content marketing, about how we can be a resource of help and knowledge for seniors and their families considering senior living.

    • 36 min
    Leading With Both the Head and the Heart: Julie and Sara Robertson

    Leading With Both the Head and the Heart: Julie and Sara Robertson

    Julie Podewitz, CEO & Founder of Grow Your Occupancy, talks with Sara Robertson, CEO of The Arbors and Ivy Senior Living Residential Communities.
    Sara tells about their transformation from not being "numbers people" to using data to make decisions, and how it has impacted revenue and sales.
    Sara also shares her thoughts about women in senior leadership roles in the industry, her journey up through the ranks, and how she is leads by both her head and her heart.

    • 33 min
    The Movie Matches the Soundtrack: Julie Talks With Michael Morris

    The Movie Matches the Soundtrack: Julie Talks With Michael Morris

    Julie Podewitz, CEO and Founder of Grow Your Occupancy, talks with Michael Morris, CEO and Founder of Willow Ridge Senior Living.
    At age 15, Michael first caught the senior living “bug” as a dining room server. Years later, he and his wife invested their life savings to open a senior living community. Fast forward to today when he and his wife now own and operate ten communities. Mike shares his passion for all things senior living.

    • 30 min
    How You Can Leverage Technology to Streamline Costs and increase Productivity and Outcomes in Sales

    How You Can Leverage Technology to Streamline Costs and increase Productivity and Outcomes in Sales

    Julie Podewitz, Founder & CEO of Grow Your Occupancy, recently talked with Mona Hilton, Founder of sales and marketing automation software Advantage Anywhere.
    Mona shared how the right technology can increase your senior living sales teams' productivity, lower costs, and improve sales outcomes.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

Crissy Hill Tohey ,

Goldmine of invaluable insights

Whether you’re a seasoned sales professional or just starting, this podcast is an indispensable resource that will turbocharge your success. Highly recommend it to anyone looking to grow occupancy, relationships and revenue.

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Great Podcast

Great podcast! I am looking to transition into assisted living sales and this is giving me valuable information!

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