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Paul Spiegelman chats with business leaders about what shaped their business and life.

Growing with Purpose Paul Spiegelman

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 25 Ratings

Paul Spiegelman chats with business leaders about what shaped their business and life.

    Lisa Wise: Empathy Is My Engine

    Lisa Wise: Empathy Is My Engine

    On this episode of the Growing with Purpose podcast, host Paul Spiegelman talks with Lisa Wise, who leads Flock DC, a family of service companies with an innovative approach to real estate management and preservation.
     
    Over the last 25 years, Lisa Wise’s professional experiences have all been anchored in empowering individuals as consumers, building stronger communities, and creating forward-thinking businesses. Growing up surrounded by love but short on resources, Lisa began seeking security by building businesses from a young age, starting with her first enterprise, The Sherlock Holmes Detective Agency in her parents' backyard toolshed.
     
    Today, Lisa's leadership is defined by vulnerability, humility, and a fierce passion for justice for all people. With our country in the midst of a global pandemic, an economic crisis and widespread protests for racial justice, Lisa is stepping up in this moment with bold and unapologetic leadership, personal sacrifices, and a commitment to caring for her team members. 
     
    In this episode, hear how Lisa has cultivated a circle of growth in her companies that puts employees first. Plus, hear Paul and Lisa discuss how to raise conscious children and the one thing they think parents get wrong about college.

    • 46 min
    Jay Wilkinson: Leading with the Heart First

    Jay Wilkinson: Leading with the Heart First

    Note: This interview was recorded at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
    On this episode of the Growing with Purpose podcast, host Paul Spiegelman talks with Jay Wilkinson, founder and CEO of Firespring, an inside-out marketing agency and Nebraska's first B Corp. Firespring is also a 2020 Forbes Small Giant.
    With a team of more than 200 employees, Jay spends most of his time working on the culture at Firespring and helping leaders in other companies become purpose-driven. But in the early 2000s, Jay experienced a pivotal moment in his life and career when he was fired as CEO of his own company. In the wake of the September 11th attacks and the economic decline that followed, his board of directors wanted him to fire more than half of their staff. When Jay refused, they fired him from the very company that he built.
    In this episode, hear how Jay recovered from that experience and managed to buy out the venture capitalists on his board and rebuild the company. Plus, hear Paul and Jay discuss how to care for introverts on your team, starting from the very first interview.
     

    • 54 min
    Emily Tetto: Tap Into Your Inner Journey

    Emily Tetto: Tap Into Your Inner Journey

    Note: This interview was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    On this episode of the Growing with Purpose podcast, host Paul Spiegelman talks with Emily Tetto, Vice President of Talent and Culture at Acceleration Partners.
    Emily is also a Small Giants Leadership Academy facilitator, lending her expertise on how to hire and onboard top talent to emerging purpose-driven leaders. Early in her career, Emily worked in event planning and management, but she's always had a passion for people. As she moved into talent development, Emily realized that company culture is an event in itself: it's a living, breathing thing that takes intention and expertise to get right.
    In this episode, hear Paul and Emily discuss the expertise she's developed in her career and how she finds and develops top talent for Acceleration Partners.

    • 45 min
    Jonathan Keyser: You Don't Have to Be Ruthless to Win

    Jonathan Keyser: You Don't Have to Be Ruthless to Win

    Note: This episode was recorded in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. 
     
    Jonathan Keyser is the founder and thought leader behind Keyser, the largest occupier services commercial real estate brokerage firm in Arizona. Through sheer determination and focus on selfless service, Jonathan is disrupting the commercial real estate (CRE) industry, and beyond.
     
    A best-selling author, media contributor, and strong supporter of the Conscious Capitalism movement, Jonathan is here today to share his journey, mission, and selfless service approach to business. In his book and on this episode, You Don’t Have to be Ruthless to Win, Jonathan shares how you can activate selflessness in your life and see how and why this counterintuitive strategy can create long-term success in your own business. 

    • 42 min
    Blair Kellison: Be Inspired to Be Like You

    Blair Kellison: Be Inspired to Be Like You

    On this episode of the Growing with Purpose podcast, host Paul Spiegelman talks with Blair Kellison, CEO of Traditional Medicinals, a mission-driven, organic and fair trade wellness tea company based in Sonoma County, California.
    Blair Kellison made the best decision in 1995 by taking a 70 percent pay cut to leave the corporate world and take a job at a mission-driven, vegetarian tea company. As a four-time non-founder CEO, Blair has a reputation for being able to go into companies and transition them from a traditional, command-and-control style of leadership to a collaborative, values-driven team approach.
    At Traditional Medicinals, Blair has helped grow the company from 60 employees to 200, and they recently surpassed $100 million in revenue. More importantly, Blair has finally found his passion: both working in the mission-driven, health food space and in helping others find their own passions. A deeply purpose-driven person, Blair is committed to making every person at Traditional Medicinals feel cared for and seen as an individual, and he's teaching founders and other leaders how to do the same.
    In this episode, hear Paul and Blair discuss the key differences between founders and CEOs, and how leadership is an ongoing commitment to doing better than the day before. Plus, hear Blair's inspiring advice for those still looking for their passion, and his personal promise to help you find it. 

    • 45 min
    Crisis Response: Take the Fear Out of the Workplace with Jack Stack

    Crisis Response: Take the Fear Out of the Workplace with Jack Stack

    On this episode of the Growing with Purpose podcast, host Paul Spiegelman talks with Jack Stack, Founder, President and CEO of SRC Holdings Corporation and a pioneer of the leadership model known as open-book management.
    The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in a new wave of fear and uncertainty: about our own health and the health of our loved ones, our safety, and our economic security. For entrepreneurs and business owners, there's tremendous pressure to make the right decisions to navigate this crisis successfully. In this candid conversation, Jack and Paul draw on their personal wisdom as purpose-driven leaders to share an action plan for business owners who want to do right by their employees, customers, and communities. As entrepreneurs, we all share a certain amount of resiliency and creativity — it's those same skills that will help us pull through this crisis and come out stronger for it.
    In this episode, hear Paul and Jack discuss what good communication looks like during a crisis. Plus, learn how to get started with a culture of transparency and empower your people to think like business owners.

    • 51 min

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Karen Briscoe, Author ,

Inspiration and Insights

Inspiration and insights that transform businesses and lives. Achieve a higher level of success by growing with purpose with Paul Spiegelman. Karen Briscoe, author and podcast host 5 Minute Success

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A Must Listen for Business Leaders Who Care

Host Paul Spiegelman selects interesting, thoughtful leaders who all share a passion for using business for good. Though his guests have that in common, Paul’s skilled line of questioning takes you through each leader’s unique journey. Plenty of business and life lessons are uncovered along the way. Great show!

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The Real Deal

Yes it's true that I was a guest. But I love this podcast because Paul is the "real deal." He has lived this life and brings truly great questions to the table of a wide variety of guests. I highly HIGHLY reccomend this podcast.

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