SEEKING EXCELLENCE offers a fresh take on business leadership featuring in-depth interviews with leaders who are striving to become their best – to live and lead with excellence. Guests get vulnerable about their journey, the experiences they have had, and how they have changed and developed as a leader. We also learn from world-class experts who share compelling insights from their research on the practices of people and teams that are performing at their peak.
Cory Pinegar, CEO of CallForce, on Motivations, Managing Risk, and the Value of Action
Cory Pinegar is the CEO of CallForce. In this episode you will learn a little bit about what it's like to be a young CEO, what motivates him, how he thinks about risk, and what advice he would give young entrepreneurs. We also discuss what informs his thinking, how he prepares for each day, and what he is doing to make the best of COVID-19.
Founders of Neighbor, Joseph Woodbury and Colton Gardner, on Being Different, Using Data, and Having Mentors
Joseph Woodbury, Colton Gardner, and Preston Alder are the co-founders of Neighbor. Neighbor is the "Airbnb of storage." In this episode, I interview Joseph and Colton about their experience as relatively new leaders. We discuss using data to drive decision-making, keeping each other accountable, and having two-way feedback sessions.
Bassam Salem, CEO of AtlasRTX, on Heroes Swimming Against the "Norm", Getting Things Wrong When We Are Sure We Are Right, and the Connection Between Personal and Professional Success
Bassam Salem is the CEO of AtlasRTX based in Park City, UT. We discuss the importance of having a mentor who really cared, the biggest change in his leadership approach over the years, and his real leadership heroes – those that swim against “norms.”
Stephenie Larsen, CEO of Encircle, on Being Brave, How She Came to Understand All People Matter, and Daily Questions She Uses to Keep Herself Accountable
Stephenie Larsen is the CEO of Encircle, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to deepen and enrich the conversation among communities of faith and LGBTQ teens and young adults. We discuss why Stephenie started Encircle and how her vision for what it could be has grown, how her belief in her purpose helped be brave, the strong motivation she has to get “stuff” done, and more.
Brock Blake, CEO of Lendio, on Pivots, How His Motivation Has Changed, and Living Intentionally
Brock Blake is the CEO of Lendio. Lendio is a small business loan marketplace. I love their mission of fueling the American Dream. Brock shares his experiences pivoting strategy but keeping his mission constant, changing faster, being intentional, and most good books.
Summer Harris, CEO of Baby Bling, on Overcoming Insecurities, Battling Gender Bias, and Evolving as a Leader
Summer Harris is the CEO of Baby Bling, an infant accessory company based in Utah. During our conversation, Summer shares insights on overcoming insecurities, battling gender bias in the business environment, and evolving as a leader and staying passionate.
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Haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but I've heard it's great
I just finished listening to the first 4 episodes and I LOVED IT each episode Brett went deep into the each leaders being and also was able to find valuable application for the listener. I loved hearing the stories and how each leader was able to learn and grow. I was inspired and related to each podcast. I look forward to the future episodes. I wanted to take so many notes and write out the key principles I learned, there were so many!
A must listen
This is a phenomenal podcast for anyone looking to increase their vision and motivation to achieve their life goals.