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Scaling Up Services is a podcast devoted to helping founders, partners, CEOs, key executives, and managers of service-based businesses scale their companies faster and with less drama.

Scaling Up Services Bruce Eckfeldt

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    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Scaling Up Services is a podcast devoted to helping founders, partners, CEOs, key executives, and managers of service-based businesses scale their companies faster and with less drama.

    Nick Tarascio, CEO, Ventura Air Services

    Nick Tarascio, CEO, Ventura Air Services

    Nick Tarascio, CEO, Ventura Air Services
    Nick Tarascio is the dynamic CEO of Ventura Air Services, a fast-growing aviation company focused on aircraft sales, maintenance and private air charter services. Based at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York, Ventura is a family business that was founded by Nick’s father more than three decades ago. The company’s fleet of jets provides business and leisure travel services in North and South America and the Caribbean. Ventura is also a preferred “on-call” provider for rapid medical organ transplant teams that fly to hospitals in advance of life-saving surgeries.

    A licensed pilot since the age of 13, Nick is rated to fly jet, turboprop and piston aircraft, including Learjets. In addition to being a jet pilot, he has extensive experience as a certified aircraft mechanic, avionics technician, and successful aircraft salesman. A leader in the private aviation industry, Nick’s been interviewed by Fortune, HuffPost, Business Insider, Newsday and Aviation Pros, and on BBC Television.

    Nick is the author of “Own Your Own Plane: It Costs Less Than You Think,” which explains the significant benefits of private aircraft ownership. He is an astute entrepreneur with a deep understanding of finance, which he uses to assist clients in purchasing aircraft for personal use while helping them to develop financial strategies for using their aircraft as business and investment tools.

    Nick believes that having a “pilot mindset”— which incorporates rigorous training, situational awareness, and rapid problem solving — gives him a unique advantage in business management and corporate leadership. He offers presentations to business groups and organizations on this subject. During his talks, he shares his experiences of flying, and of building a successful enterprise in a highly competitive sector.

    At Ventura, Nick has built a culture centered around “operational excellence,” which is consistent among the company’s team of more than 45 employees, which includes pilots, maintenance personnel, and travel and customer service representatives.

    As a pilot and an industry leader, he has been fortunate to have worked with and served influential leaders in the fields of politics, medicine, entertainment, the arts, and philanthropy, and finds great satisfaction in introducing people to the possibilities of a flying lifestyle.

    Nick is also a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer, who has released three albums and continues to write new music.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicktarascio/
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    • 35 min
    Carlos Valdes-Dapena, Managing Principal, Corporate Collaboration Resources, LLC

    Carlos Valdes-Dapena, Managing Principal, Corporate Collaboration Resources, LLC

    Carlos Valdes-Dapena, Managing Principal, Corporate Collaboration Resources, LLC
    Carlos is a keynote speaker, author, and organization development professional with over 30 years of experience supporting global corporations, including Mars, Inc., and IBM. He has written two books on teamwork: "Lessons from Mars: How One Global Company Cracked the Code on High Performance Collaboration and Teamwork" and “Virtual Teams: Holding the Center When You Can’t Meet Face-to-Face.” Both books are based on original research Carlos conducted during his 18 years as an internal consultant at Mars, where he worked with iconic brands such as M&M's, Snickers, and Wrigley’s gum.
    Carlos has presented and offered workshops at numerous conferences including the Midwest Technology Leaders Conference, the North American Organization Development Network, The Conference Board and the Organization Design Forum. He is also a guest lecturer at American University and George Mason University.
    In addition to his speaking and writing, Carlos is the Managing Principal of Corporate Collaboration Resources, LLC, an organization and group effectiveness consulting firm specializing in creating and sustaining cultures of collaboration. His clients have included Maersk, J&J, Mars, Inc., and The World Cocoa Foundation.
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    • 33 min
    Lisa Winneke, The Wholehearted Woman Mentor, Podcaster, Author and Speaker

    Lisa Winneke, The Wholehearted Woman Mentor, Podcaster, Author and Speaker

    Lisa Winneke, The Wholehearted Woman Mentor, Podcaster, Author and Speaker
    Lisa is the embodiment of The Wholehearted Woman - a demonstration to women (and men!) all over the globe of what is possible when we are connected to our authentic selves and where we embrace ourselves and our humanity with love, understanding and compassion, cultivating the muscles to be vulnerable and courageous. So that we can live the life we have been uniquely gifted.

    As a Mentor, Author, Connector, Podcaster & Speaker with qualifications in business and numerous energy modalities, she is passionate and committed to inspiring and supporting women and men to cross the bridge - from settling or what she calls 'half-hearted' living to embodying the wholehearted woman/man. Where women/men feel energised, inspired, connected, fulfilled and in joy - within their relationships, their life and purpose.

    This deep desire to support women and men is fuelled by her own life experiences, having spent 15 years reconnecting to who she is at her core and loving herself back to wholeness, after suffering from decades of depression, an eating disorder and more recently, the end of her 20-year marriage.

    Lisa has cultivated a deeply engaged audience and community as an authentic, vulnerable and courageous example of what wholehearted living is, in action.
    Website www.lisawinneke.com
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    • 32 min
    Brianna Carney, Co-Founder, CrewBloom

    Brianna Carney, Co-Founder, CrewBloom

    Brianna Carney, Co-Founder, CrewBloom

    After leaving Amazon she spent a year traveling through Asia, which further motivated her to dive into the abundant resource of global human capital. She ended that trip in the Philippines, experiencing first hand the warmth of the people and culture. Upon coming back to the US, she started CrewBloom. 
    With outsourcing and the call center industry being so well established she saw room for disruption and set out to connect better talent with roles they love. She met her cofounder Kate, initially brought on to oversee operations. Together they got to work implementing a more rigorous screening process for applicants and clients alike.
    CrewBloom now has access to the top 2% remote professionals in the Philippines and clients supporting a human-centric workplace. With leadership built on confidence and empathy, Brianna guarantees client satisfaction by taking care of her people.
    For her, preserving humanity in the workplace is crucial in a world that’s becoming more technology- focused by the minute, and that trust continues to be the recipe for her successful business. CrewBloom partnered with Time Doctor, a remote team tracking platform, that has helped them sustain a fully distributed team. In her spare time, Brianna loves scuba diving, she runs marathons, reads, cooks, and volunteers with Special Olympics. She has also been taking the time to learn to speak Tagalog.

    https://crewbloom.com/
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    • 29 min
    Cheryl Lynn Mobley, Founder & CEO reCalibrate LLC

    Cheryl Lynn Mobley, Founder & CEO reCalibrate LLC

    Cheryl is the founder and CEO of reCalibrate LLC, dedicated to helping leaders unlock their teams’ potential to achieve 99th percentile performance in their industry. Cheryl has a passion for helping leaders build healthy, high-performance organizations.

    In her previous career as a hospital president, Cheryl was blessed with working with the best team ever. Others often remarked “they made it look easy” and she founded reCalibrate and created the Be99® Guiding Questions Framework to help other leaders and organizations begin their own journey to 99th percentile performance as well.
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    • 33 min
    Scott Ritzheimer, The Capacity Architect

    Scott Ritzheimer, The Capacity Architect

    Scott Ritzheimer is the Capacity Architect. Having built, run, and sold a $10 million business before turning 35, he now travels across the country to work with founders, CEOs, and their teams to help them not only grow but scale their businesses. He is the mastermind behind the Eight Figure Focus blog and YouTube channel and a rising star in the business community.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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