226 episodes

Join internationally known business performance expert and author, Pamela S. (“Pam”) Harper, Founding Partner and CEO of Business Advancement Inc., and her business partner/husband D. Scott (“Scott”) Harper, an internationally known innovation expert, for thought-provoking conversations with visionary leaders who are transforming the face of business. Each week, a new show focuses on sparking fresh insights, inspiration, and immediately useful ideas to take you and your organization to new heights of success in this rapidly changing world.

Growth Igniters Radio Pamela S. Harper and D. Scott Harper

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Join internationally known business performance expert and author, Pamela S. (“Pam”) Harper, Founding Partner and CEO of Business Advancement Inc., and her business partner/husband D. Scott (“Scott”) Harper, an internationally known innovation expert, for thought-provoking conversations with visionary leaders who are transforming the face of business. Each week, a new show focuses on sparking fresh insights, inspiration, and immediately useful ideas to take you and your organization to new heights of success in this rapidly changing world.

    What It Takes To Successfully Do Business In Africa

    What It Takes To Successfully Do Business In Africa

    As more CEOs, C-Suites and Corporate Directors are looking for sustainable opportunities for business growth, be sure to download and listen to episode 204. Scott and I speak with Dr. Deanne De Vries: speaker, author, and Africa Advocate, about why she believes Africa is not only desirable but essential to companies looking for growth opportunities. 
    Deanne has spent much of the past thirty years living across Africa and working for startups (including her own), global non-profits, international organizations, venture capital firms as well as one of the world’s Top Ten logistics firms. Her articles and ideas have been featured in a variety of venues including: World Economic Forum Africa,  the Economist, the Financial Times, and CNBC Africa.
    You’ll gain insights on: Why Deanne believes that now is the time for businesses to consider growth in Africa Determining if you have what she calls the “ABCs” (Appetite, Bandwidth, and Capital) for successfully doing business in Africa Immediately useful ideas for implementing the ABCs of growing business in Africa  

    • 31 min
    Becoming an "Intentional Leader" - Ep. 203

    Becoming an "Intentional Leader" - Ep. 203

    Scott and I speak with returning guest Tim Hebert, CEO of Trilix, a business and technology consulting firm. We discuss insights from his transformational leadership journey and what it means to become an "intentional leader."
    Tim is a visionary entrepreneur, innovator and adventurer. He is also a seasoned speaker and author of a new book The Intentional Leader: How inner authority can unleash strong leadership.
    You'll gain insights on: Why Tim believes intentional leadership especially matters in what he calls “today’s leadership crisis” The keys to transitioning from what Tim call "Ghost Mode" to being an intentional leader Immediately useful ideas for fostering personal insight and cultivating habits of intentional leadership

    • 37 min
    Get a Jump Start on Increasing C-Suite Innovation in 2022 - Ep 196R

    Get a Jump Start on Increasing C-Suite Innovation in 2022 - Ep 196R

    Which trends are most impacting your business right now: Digitization? Sustainability? M&A?  The ‘Great Reshuffle’? Strategic Partnering? All of the above?  Something else?  The one thing these trends all have in common is that they’re happening all at once, faster than ever before. Successfully accelerating business innovation in this environment hinges upon leadership by an aligned CEO, C-Suite and Board. That’s why Scott and I are ringing in the New Year by releasing one of our most popular episodes.
    We discuss the reason behind the increasing push for C-suites to lead  for “business innovation” and why this emphasis on C-Suite innovation is essential for meeting the rapidly changing needs of customers, employees, investors, suppliers and other stakeholders in the year ahead.
    You’ll gain insights on: How business innovation impacts every aspect of your company The paradox of “readiness” for business innovation Three immediately useful ideas for leading beyond the blockages and accelerating business innovation

    • 18 min
    Leading The Decision To Bring Your Supply Chain Closer To Home – Ep 202

    Leading The Decision To Bring Your Supply Chain Closer To Home – Ep 202

    We speak with Lisa Anderson, founder and president of LMA Consulting Group Inc. about leading the decisions to realign your supply chain to elevate the customer experience. Lisa is the author of 3 books, including Future-Proofing Manufacturing & Supply Chain Post COVID-19.
    Her firm specializes in manufacturing strategy and end-to-end supply chain transformation that maximizes the customer experience and enables profitable, scalable, dramatic business growth. She has been ranked Number 16 in SAP’s Supply Chain Influencers list, and is recognized as one of the top 1% of consultants worldwide. Lisa is quoted in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, ABC News and Industry Week, and is regularly invited to speak at conferences and events.
    You’ll gain insights on: The most important strategic consideration for deciding whether to bring your supply chain closer to home Key consideration for leading employees and partners as you realign your supply chain Immediately useful ideas for your top leadership to find new talent, develop new partners, and manage customer expectations

    • 36 min
    In Memory of Jack Killion, a World-Class Networker – Ep 201

    In Memory of Jack Killion, a World-Class Networker – Ep 201

    This episode is dedicated to the memory of Jack Killion, a highly successful entrepreneur, global business pro, consultant, educator, and author of the book NetWork: All The Time, Everywhere With Everybody. 
    Jack unexpectedly passed away on November 5, 2021 – just one month after we released our podcast conversation with him, titled: “The Future of C-Suite and Board Networking.”   During this conversation and others, we bonded over shared values about the importance of continuous learning,  and a belief that creating genuine relationships is the way to “live your best life.”
    Even if you’ve listened to this episode before, please listen to this conversation again with “fresh ears,” and ask yourself, “what can I do to create a network of meaningful relationships that can make the world a better, kinder place?”

    • 45 min
    How Top Leadership Impacts Your Company’s Value

    How Top Leadership Impacts Your Company’s Value

    We speak with valuation expert Bharat Kanodia about the contribution of top leadership to a company’s valuation. He is the Founder and Chief Appraiser of Veristrat LLC, a technology development, valuation and analytics outsourcing company that helps founders, business owners and VCs by telling them what their companies are worth.
    Bharat has appraised over 2000 businesses and signed off on over 4500 valuations of assets in real estate, industrial, personal property and financial assets worth $2.6 trillion in value. This includes some very unique assets including the Golden Gate Bridge, the Atlanta Airport, Uber, Airbnb, Yahoo!, the Brooklyn Bridge, Mirage Casino Las Vegas, among many others.
    You’ll gain insights on: Why there’s more to valuation than “the numbers” Bharat’s approach to appraising top leadership’s contribution to company value Immediately useful ideas for how top leadership can increase their company’s value

    • 32 min

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Pam and Scott do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise - and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Todd Cherches ,

One of the best leadership podcasts out there

I've done about 60 podcast interviews since my book, "VisuaLeadership," was published last year, and Pam and Scott Harper's Growth Igniters Radio is by far one of my favorites! Not only is this show exceptionally well-done in terms of production quality and professionalism, but Pam and Scott are master interviewers who truly bring out the best in their guests.

Sid Vaidya ,

Game Changing Discussions!

Pam and Scott, I have been listening to your radio show for quite some time and very happy to also be featured on it. The topics you both select are very relevant and dive deeper into the subject matter. I will keep listening and pass the word along as well!!! Cheers, Sid.

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