16 episodes

Welcome to Social Capital Expert, a show where we discover the value of Social Capital and how cultivating strategic relationships is critical to our success. In each episode, your host Sarah Frances McDaniel, will explore the stories of fascinating people from all over the world to understand how their ability to build relationships has led to their success. We will uncover tips, tricks and practical ways that you too can become a Social Capital Expert. Please visit www.socialcapitalexpert.com

Social Capital Expert Hosted By Sarah Frances McDaniel sarahfrancesmcdaniel

    • Entrepreneurship

Welcome to Social Capital Expert, a show where we discover the value of Social Capital and how cultivating strategic relationships is critical to our success. In each episode, your host Sarah Frances McDaniel, will explore the stories of fascinating people from all over the world to understand how their ability to build relationships has led to their success. We will uncover tips, tricks and practical ways that you too can become a Social Capital Expert. Please visit www.socialcapitalexpert.com

    CHRIS LONIGRO - VANGUARD AND CEO OF GENERATION DEVELOPMENT

    CHRIS LONIGRO - VANGUARD AND CEO OF GENERATION DEVELOPMENT

    CHRIS LONIGROChris, a Chicago native and long-time Denver resident, grew up at his dad’s side, working with his hands building and repairing things. After college, he started his career in construction at a large national builder where he spent time in the field and at their corporate office. As a Project Superintendent, Chris gained experience in building homes from the ground up. He became passionate about making special places by having thoughtful design. In the recession, Chris found himself in need of a job, so he launched his own company. In 2010, Chris built his first project, a 9 unit condo building in LoHi, Denver. Denver’s condo market was very challenging for developers/builders as a result of construction defect litigation and very few were taking the risk to build condos. Chris credits relationships for his ability to successfully start and grow his company during this time. Fast forward 10 years to today, Chris is doing what was said could not be done and he is successfully building condos (and now office buildings) in the Colorado market. Chris has been a trail-blazer and believes there is opportunity to be found in challenging situations. He encourages us to “Treat people how you want to be treated”, view this (life) as a long-term play and own your mistakes. Chris’ goal at the end of the day is to help those around him reach their goals and he is passionate about helping those around him find their place. Name: Chris LonigroCompany: Generation DevelopmentWebsite: http://generationdev.com/ Email Sarah at sarah@sarahfrancesmcdaniel.comLearn more at www.socialcapitalexpert.com and www.sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com

    • 24 min
    TERI KARJALA - LIFE TRANSFORMATION STRATEGIST

    TERI KARJALA - LIFE TRANSFORMATION STRATEGIST

    TERI KARJALATeri, a Kansas native, got her first taste of entrepreneurship when she was 7 years old, she would take her mom’s makeup and repurpose it and sell it back to her mom. These kind of experiences have paved the way for where Teri is today. In high school, Teri became a Care Counselor and later received her Masters Degree in Counseling. Teri created a very large counseling practice that now successfully runs without her daily attention. She has launched a new business called Talking with Teri, where she provides entrepreneurs training and coaching them how to get out of their own way and living the life they were meant to live. Teri is an expert at muscle testing and is passionate about helping people create mindsets that empower them to live their dreams. Teri believes Social Capital is essential to building a successful business. She sees two ways to build your business 1. the marathon: building long-term, committed relationships that take time to develop 2. the sprint: speaking engagements, connection with an audience in a short period of time. Utilizing both of these can help fill and keep the pipeline full.  Collaborations and connections are key to building social capital. Teri loves to give gifts and showing gratitude; she does this alot by sending handwritten Thank You notes to people she meets. She encourages us to have a mindset of “adding value” to those you around you. Check out the book, The Go-Giver, for great lessons in finding success through giving. The current marketing trend right now is all about experiences and connection with other humans. Teri gives us a fun tool to work with to create more positivity and possibility in our daily life. “How much better can it get!?” - try it! Teri is excited about her upcoming workshops and events and welcomes you to join her! Name: Teri KarjalaCompany: Talking With TeriEmail: teri@talkingwithteri.com Company Website: www.talkingwithteri.com Email Sarah at sarah@sarahfrancesmcdaniel.comLearn more at www.socialcapitalexpert.com and www.sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com

    • 31 min
    CRYSTAL RUSSELL - FOUNDER, CEO, DESIGNER, DISRUPTOR

    CRYSTAL RUSSELL - FOUNDER, CEO, DESIGNER, DISRUPTOR

    CRYSTAL RUSSELLCrystal, a Colorado native and fifth generation Edgewater resident, was raised by military parents, Crystal and her twin sister, often struggled financially when they were young and despite all odds, she received a scholarship to attend college at Philadelphia University. While in college, Crystal was at the top of her class and without knowing it at the time, she met the other two top students in her class, who would later become her business partners at TVL Creative!  After graduating, Crystal returned to Colorado to look for work during the recession where she began to connect with influencers in the creative world and went on to receive 2 masters degrees. After spending some time as a “glorified secretary” she grew frustrated and decided to self teach herself 3D renderings and then was asked to come back to Philadelphia University to develop a program and teach for them. While there, she also worked with a small construction company as their lead designer where she was able to put her education to use and learn hands on in the field for three years. In 2012, Crystal’s father passed away and it was an eye opening time for her, so she quit everything she had going in Philadelphia and went back to Denver to start her own business. She googled how to start a business and just went for it! She used her unique skill of creating 3D renderings to build a portfolio of her ideas and begin to brand herself. She began to get calls right away and was able to score her first 7 clients very quickly and her business was off and running! As she became increasingly busy, she realized she needed to grow her team, so she reached out to the other two ladies who were top of her class in Philadelphia University, Faris and Ashley, and they joining the TVL Creative team. In 2019, Crystal and her team changed their business model and are turning the traditional construction model upside down! They have become a full service design build company bringing all of their trades/subcontractors in-house to create a seamless, efficient process for their clients. Crystal is passionate about good design being available to everyone, not only the elite, and she is committed to making quality design available to everyone who desires it. She encourages listeners to go all in on their dreams, remember that failure is not failure - it's feedback, and to be approachable to those around you. She encourages us to be authentically ourselves and #dontbeadick.  Name: Crystal RussellCompany: TVL Creative Ltd.Email: hello@tvlcreative.comPhone: 303-242-3184Instagram: @tvlcreativeFacebook: TVL CreativeCompany Website: http://www.tvlcreative.comOther Information You Want To Share: I love you! Email Sarah at sarah@sarahfrancesmcdaniel.comLearn more at www.socialcapitalexpert.com and www.sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com

    • 1 hr 15 min
    CHERYL SCHUETTE - INDUSTRY "LEGEND" AND WAYMAKER

    CHERYL SCHUETTE - INDUSTRY "LEGEND" AND WAYMAKER

    CHERYL SCHUETTECheryl, a Wisconsin native and from family of 5 kids, moved to Colorado to ski in her 20s and never left. Cheryl’s first job in real estate was in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she became immersed in the development process. After 5 years, she left Steamboat Springs and moved to Denver to join a development company and soon after, she helped name and launch a home building company, Village Homes. Cheryl spent 25 years at Village Homes, where she started as an administrative and worked her way up to becoming the Chief Operating Officer of Village Homes.  10 years ago, Cheryl left Village Homes and by surrounding herself with amazing people she found a new path for her professional career. Cheryl believes the best ideas come from conversations and collaboration with those around us. She believes everyday we have opportunities to seek creative solutions for challenges that arise. Cheryl’s passion is found in the energy she brings to everything she does. She believes energy is the basis of passion and her energy is found in loving what she does and from her interactions with other people. Attitude is key everyday! Cheryl believes relationships are critical to everyone’s success. She says it is a special kind of success when you can bring people up along with you and even help them rise beyond you. She encourages us to trust one another, be open and vulnerable and sit at the table with like-minded people for collaboration - surround yourself with people who are better than you in specific areas - listen to what those around you are saying! When we have to have tough conversations, Cheryl suggests phrasing the statement with “I feel…” because people cannot argue with how we feel. She encourages us to have a genuine desire to help others and treat people with thoughtfulness, kindness and respect. Cheryl is very involved in the development and growth of the Colorado Homebuilding Academy and offers her experience to help other businesses through her consulting business.  Name: Cheryl SchuetteCompany: Cheryl Schuette ConsultingEmail: Cls@cherylschuette.com LinkedIn: @cheryllschuetteAcademy Website: https://cohomebuildingacademy.org/ Email Sarah at sarah@sarahfrancesmcdaniel.comLearn more at www.socialcapitalexpert.com and www.sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com

    • 34 min
    RICARDA DIETSCH - DIVISION PRESIDENT AND INSPIRATIONAL LEADER

    RICARDA DIETSCH - DIVISION PRESIDENT AND INSPIRATIONAL LEADER

     RICARDA DIETSCHRicarda was born and raised in communist East Germany, when she was in high school the Wall came down and her life changed dramatically. The world opened up to Ricarda when she signed up for an exchange program and moved to Arizona as an au pair. Her number one objective became learning the English language and beginning to communicate with the new world around her. After seeing the ocean and the lifestyle on the West Coast and knew she wanted to stay in this country and she figured out what it would take to make that possible. Ricarda shares stories of how her growing up impacted her hard work ethic and personal drive to be successful. Her professional experience grew from big corporate accounting into real estate investment and community development. Ricarda shares personal experiences of how her relationships have resulted in new jobs, great connections and numerous opportunities in her life. She gives her practical tips for building our own Social Capital. Name: Ricarda DietschCompany: Taylor Morrison Home Corp.Email: rdietsch@taylormorrison.com Company Website: https://www.taylormorrison.com/co/denver/design-studio Email Sarah at sarah@sarahfrancesmcdaniel.comLearn more at www.socialcapitalexpert.com and www.sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com

    • 36 min
    BEN HENRY - SURVIVOR STAR, NIGHTCLUB OWNER AND CUSTOM HOME BUILDER

    BEN HENRY - SURVIVOR STAR, NIGHTCLUB OWNER AND CUSTOM HOME BUILDER

    BEN HENRY Ben, a Denver, Colorado native, grew up, the oldest of three, in a construction family. After graduating from high school in 2004, Ben moved to Santa Barbara to study Film in college and live on the beach in California. After a few years, Ben moved to Los Angeles and took a position as a Production Assistant at Warner Brothers. During the 2010 Writers Strike, Ben was laid off and found himself working a number small production jobs. Through relationships he developed, he got involved in the nightclub business and created bussing tours to Hollywood nightclubs from the college campus. He later took a formal position with the clubs, where one day while at work, Ben was approached by a casting director to audition for the show, Survivor. At 24, Ben auditioned and was cast for Season 21 of Survivor in Nicaragua - an experience that impacted his social capital and his life in a big way. This experience put a lot into perspective for Ben about what is important to him and the importance of having an impact on the world around him. After Survivor, Ben and a few of his friends partnered to open their own sports bar in Hollywood called the Parlour, that is still there today. Long hours and late nights took a toll on Ben and in 2012 Ben moved back to Denver to work in real estate and construction with his family. He jumped in to Henry Development and began doing some marketing and branding for the family business. Before long, Ben found himself knee deep in the family business and has been here now for six years and has rediscovered his love for Denver and the creative side of construction. Ben believes communication and staying in touch with the relationships in your network is key to building social capital. Ben is passionate about bringing awareness to Denver Active 20/30, a nonprofit that supports at-risk youth in Denver. He is an avid tennis player and enjoys staying involved in the community around him.   Name: Ben HenryCompany: Henry Development Nightclub: The ParlourNonprofit: Denver Active 20/30Email: benhenryprops@gmail.comInstagram: @benry26Company Website: https://www.henrydevelopmentco.com/ Email Sarah at sarah@sarahfrancesmcdaniel.comLearn more at www.socialcapitalexpert.com and www.sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com

    • 38 min

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