Playing Above the Line is Avizo Group’s podcast on leadership. As a business consulting firm, we’re interested in sharing the leadership strategies and skills from those who impact our communities and businesses for the better. Tune in every week to hear insights from business owners, entrepreneurs, community activists, and others who are in a position to lead.
This episode features the Executive Director of the Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore, Courtney Klotz. Hear the school started as a way to fill a specific need, and under Cournty's leadership, has expanded in may ways to benefit any school-aged child.
Mark Berte: Executive Director of Alabama Coastal Foundation
On this episode, Mark Berte, the Executive Director of Alabama Coastal Foundation, discusses how combining ACF's mission of cooperation, education, and participation with 6 nonprofit leadership princples has lead ACF to success. Visit Alabama Coastal Foundation's website
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Book: Forces for Good
Interwoven Collaborative by Design
Angela Weil, a podcast guest from episode 7, returns to the show with her partner, Sadie Solberg to tell us about their newest venture, Interwoven Collaborative by Design. Learn how they are combining lightness, fun, and creativity with business to create a popular store in downtown Fairhope!
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Alex Pikul is the co-owner of Fairhope's only bagel shop, Kind Cafe. In this episode, you'll hear why he wanted to open the store, and how his hiring process and philosophy of business differs from the typical service industry establishment.
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This episode features Devon Harris, the co-owner of the tech company, OberaConnect. Tune in to hear how Devon's path lead her into the family business, why her priority with her team is clear communication, and how building relationships has lead to great successes for her company in just a short amount of time.
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This week, we chat with someone who shows leadership every day in the form of her actions. Stephanie Walker is a dedicated community activist and volunteer in Brewton, Alabama. She describes how moving to a small town helped her get involved. Now, finding projects that spark passion and pushing herself to try something new are the guiding principles she relies on to continue her work.
Soul Caffeine interview
I really really enjoyed Eric’s interview. He and his wife have an amazing joyful attitude about God, family and people. Love it!
Leaders and their inspiration
I love the first 3 episodes! I felt like I was binge watching (listening) to "Real Leaders of Mobile & Baldwin County"! Cannot wait until next Tuesday!!
I’m enjoying listening to small business leaders to hear about their path to success. I’ve enjoyed the insights & cant wait to hear more!