Many times, the Midwest is referred to as “the flyover states”, but what people don’t realize is that innovation is right in their backyard. This show, hosted by MotherG’s CEO Dave Davenport, will focus on businesses, athletes, entertainers and overall disruptors that want to share their unique story and are proud to call the Midwest their home.
Sandler Training Chicago/Northbrook: Jody Williamson Part 2
In Part 2, Jody Williamson of Sandler Training Chicago/Northbrook shares what it means to be an ethical salesperson. Williamson then applies the shared theories from part one into practical application in today’s unique climate. The difference of “why” and “how” is discussed and how understanding that difference can improve every facet of your life.
Sandler Training Chicago/Northbrook: Jody Williamson Part 1
In Part 1, Jody Williamson of Sandler Training Chicago/Northbrook shares tips on running a business. He dives into what makes the ideal salesperson and how to succeed. Then he wraps up by sharing his favorite sales movie. The movie and his tips on LinkedIn may surprise you.
Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate: Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor
Taking on an incumbent is no easy task. However, Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor feels her vision is exactly what Milwaukee needs to propel itself into a model American city. In this episode, Dave Davenport digs into State Senator Taylor’s agenda, her plans to revitalize forgotten communities and how to address an alarming poverty rate among women under 35.
American Society of Safety Professionals: Jennifer McNelly
Jennifer McNelly’s childhood was as unique as they come. Growing up, McNelly’s father instilled determination as he strived to become a politician with only an 8th Grade education. Her mother exemplified this quality as an Icelandic immigrant. Not to mention McNelly was 1 of 12 children growing up in Alaska before moving to the East Coast.
Service to her country is in McNelly’s blood that drove her to lead national initiatives under two different US Presidents.
In this episode, McNelly walks you through how she broke the glass ceiling in manufacturing safety. She shares a message that benefits both the worker and company.
McNelly’s top priority is ensuring safety during a grueling day’s work. This leads to a conversation on how ROI is achieved by investing in your workforce.
Creating an environment where personal well-being isn’t jeopardized allows companies to maximize worker production while protecting their family of workers.
Bespoke Commercial Real Estate
Entrepreneur, philanthropist, mentor and soccer star. That’s the road we travel with Peter Billmeyer of Bespoke Commercial Real Estate on this episode of Midwest Mavericks. Aside from his interesting endeavors, Billmeyer shares two major pieces of information any and every business owner should hear. Learn about his seldom shared philosophy on work culture. And if you’re concerned about the state of Illinois, Billmeyer touches on the role Milwaukee is playing in business growth for Illinois and Wisconsin.
His Turn Her Turn: Paul Brian and Lauren Fix
There’s an interesting crossroads between innovation, technology and the automotive industry. In this episode we turn to two influencers, Paul Brian and Lauren Fix of the series “His Turn Her Turn” to gain insight into an industry that impacts our everyday lives.
You’ll love hearing tales about the biggest names in the industry, the major holes they see with electric cars and their vision for the automotive future.
Dave is a fabulous interviewer - and I can write that with authority. The Midwest Mavericks' formula - a combination of How I Build This and The Axe Files, is wonderful. Dave has the ability to engage the interviewee in a real conversation by being direct and kind - not always easy. He gets you to talk about what matters - how the business becomes a person 'writ large'. I am grateful to have been able to tell a story that may be useful to others.
What it’s like to Work with Mark Cuban!
Very good conversation and fun to hear how Shark Tank works before, during and after the show airs and how it was to work with Mark Cuban. Great to hear how this company got started competing against much bigger companies but with a great value prop.
Very unique and to the point! Love it!