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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
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

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

    JASON CHRISTIANSEN - IDEA GENERATOR, WEB DEVELOPER AND ONLINE CONNECTION STRATEGIST

    JASON CHRISTIANSEN - IDEA GENERATOR, WEB DEVELOPER AND ONLINE CONNECTION STRATEGIST

    Jason, co-founder of Internet Media Consultants, has always been an “idea guy” and had an entrepreneurial spirit. Out of his own need for a website and not being satisfied with the options available to him, he began learning website development. He created his first website, built one for his friend and quickly he realized there was a need that he could provide a solution for. Almost 2 decades ago, he quit his full-time job and he and his wife, Nikki, launched Internet Media Consultants.  Failure was not an option! Jason is passionate about helping people create websites that are the HUB of their business, helping them create automatons to simplify the process of engagement and result in conversions/sales. There is a strategic way to build Social Capital in the digital world. In today’s environment, understanding how to build trust and add value to your network digitally is imperative. Listen as Jason shares examples of how we can create these opportunities for engagement virtually. People are experts in all kinds of things. Each of us have a skill-set or knowledge that we can share and that others can benefit from knowing. People will pay for that information or you can give it away for free to build your audience. Jason encourages us to start being an ACTION BOSS. He reminds us that good is good enough and the key is to get moving! Listen today to learn how you can become a digital Social Capital Expert. 
     

    • 42 min
    CLAIRE CHASE - RESILIENCE THINKER, PUBLIC SPEAKER AND DESIGN STRATEGIST

    CLAIRE CHASE - RESILIENCE THINKER, PUBLIC SPEAKER AND DESIGN STRATEGIST

    Claire, a Social Capital enthusiast, is a Resilience Thinker, public speaker, and design strategist. She is always thinking about how we can enact resilience thinking to be more productive in our daily lives. Claire grew up in a southern Illinois and her small town, community experience stuck with her even as she moved to Chicago. She began asking herself, “How do we cultivate that sense of community as we move on in our lives?”. While getting her Ph.D., Claire researched resilience thinking, specifically studying how we can better process information and find common values in order to create collective actions that can make the world a better place. Resilience Thinkingsays that we have these things we do, an interaction or conversation, these moments where we are met with conflict or things we don’t understand. Often, we want to walk away or bulldoze over those things we don’t agree with, but Claire encourages us to go deeper. How we feel is important, but if we want to move forward and have a productive conversation then we need to take a step back and reflect on our own role in what is happening. Instead of shutting the other side/person down, what happens when we seek out the values of what they are saying or what is embedded in what they are experiencing? Most often, trust is the component that is missing. Though we may not have the same experiences, we likely hold the same values and if we can find those commonalities, we can learn from them and it will help us figure out a resilient solution that transforms the problem. Studies show that we, as humans, largely share the same values even though we might have different experiences. Social Capital, finding commonality and building trust become the bridge between us. Claire has recently launched a podcast of her own called “Meet the Moment'' a show where she and her co-host ask big, sometimes tough, questions and have candid conversations about how we can look at this thing that’s happening for all of us in different ways to create change. Claire facilitates the Resilience Collective group and has created a series of courses called “Resilience Thinking & You” that will launch next month. Claire believes that everyone has the power to shift their mindset to see themselves as students and designers of the worlds we seek. Listen to this episode to hear how Claire builds Social Capital and how she believes Resilience Thinking put into action can change the world around us.   
     
    Name: Claire Chase, Ph.D.
    Company: Resilience By Design Consulting
    Instagram: @resilience.by.design & @meetthemomentpodcast
    Company Website: www.resiliencebydesign.net
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claire-chase-ph-d-0a39556/
     
     
    Email Sarah at sarah@sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com
    Learn more at www.socialcapitalexpert.com and www.sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com

    • 42 min
    JENN UHEN - COMMUNITY CREATOR AND GRASSROOTS BRAND AMBASSADOR

    JENN UHEN - COMMUNITY CREATOR AND GRASSROOTS BRAND AMBASSADOR

    Jenn has spent her career connecting clients to their audience, bands to fans and brands to consumers. Today, she is the Founder of The Pledgettes and is passionate about supporting women on their financial journey through coaching, training and creating a moneywise community. Jenn believes that developing Social Capital is how we advance through life. Jenn grew up with a family who spoke openly about money and taught her that generosity, taking care of others, supporting the community and being a good helper to those around us are the keys to life. In high school, Jenn got connected with a street team to help sell CDs of up and coming new artists before Napster and other music sharing platforms were created. She was involved in these grassroots marketing strategies and learned how to build trust and credibility. She went from marketing bands to marketing brands and became involved in experiential marketing efforts. She worked with Oscar Meyer to build their first food truck as a way to connect differently with their following. “Humans crave shared experiences and finding connections through them”, Jenn shares. Being moved by the obstacles women face in building wealth, Jenn founded The Pledgettes where she helps connect those women who are having the money talks and who have strong financial acumen with those who want to have it but don’t know where to start or how to get there. Jenn believes building Social Capital is crucial to our overall success. Feeling like we don’t have anything of value to offer can sometimes keep us from receiving the invitation to build our network, but don't let it! Enjoy the journey. Take action and go where your heart is leading you. As women look at their financial future, they often wait too long for “someday” to start. Time in the market always outperforms timing the market. Get started today! Listen to this episode of the Social Capital Expert to hear more about how Jenn grows her network daily! 
     
    Name: Jenn Uhen
    Company: The Pledgettes
    Email: jenn@thepledgettes.com
    Podcast: https://thepledgettes.com/podcast/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepledgettes/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennuhen/
     
    Email Sarah at sarah@sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com
    Learn more at www.socialcapitalexpert.com and www.sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com

    • 41 min
    AREZOU ZARAFSHAN - IDEA EXECUTOR, THOUGHT LEADER & STARTUP BUSINESS COACH

    AREZOU ZARAFSHAN - IDEA EXECUTOR, THOUGHT LEADER & STARTUP BUSINESS COACH

    Arezou, a Start-Up/Founder coach, helps business owners take their ideas to market and shows them how to scale their business and to take it to the next level. During COVID, Arezou also finds herself helping business owners pivot their strategies to remain relevant in the changing environment. Born and raised in Iran, Arezou moved to the United States when she was 18 to go to school and has stayed in the States ever since. She attended engineering school and worked for 15 years for Hewlett Packard in the Pacific Northwest. In 2011, Arezou and her husband moved to Colorado where she worked for corporate America at Crocs and Otterbox. In 2016, she left the corporate world and found herself working with a startup company. In 2018, she left the company she was working with and began working with founders teaching them how to help launch companies themselves. Initially, Arezou invested her own money in 5 companies, three of which have been very successful and continue to operate today. These days, Arezou invests in her own ideas and company(s). A year and a half ago, Arezou, began working on “DispatchMom'', a platform for how to help busy moms with on-demand support for childcare, meal prep, housekeeping, and more! Arezou encourages us to be ready to say “YES” to opportunities that present themselves. “Don’t overthink things, because you can talk yourself out of anything”, she says. If it doesn’t work, we can always find our way out of it. The value of the experience and potential value of the opportunity outweighs the cost of the risk. Arezou's Modus Operandi is “First say yes and figure it out rather than try to figure it out first.” She believes we have a “little voice” that leads us in the right direction if we follow it. There is a lot of value in the analysis but acting on opportunities is important, and of course balance is required. She reminds us that when cultivating Social Capital it is important to build relationships to share commonality and add value not because you want something out of it. Giving feels good and it never fails that we receive multiples of what we give and the giving/receiving cycle continues to repeat itself. In 2014, looking back on her life, she realized Social Capital had been the catalyst for her life and she often had taken it for granted. This is when she became more aware and intentional in the way she cultivates Social Capital. Relationships that start professionally often become personal, lifelong friendships. She encourages us to invest in our network and build Social Capital because it is invaluable to our future. She reminds us to move from transactional relationships to going into it with a desire to learn more and to find a way to connect deeper with those in our lives. Arezou is a “Get It Done” person. Knowing what we are created to do and then doing it brings incredible joy to our lives! Listen today to hear Arezou's advice for building strong Social Capital!
     
    Name: Arezou Zarafshan
    Email: arezou@aza.consulting
    Twitter: @arezouzarafshan
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arezou
     
    Email Sarah at sarah@sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com
    Learn more at www.socialcapitalexpert.com and www.sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com

    • 51 min
    BOBBY CAPOBIANCO - BIG 10 BASKETBALL STAR, SNOWBOARD JUNKIE & SUPER CONNECTOR

    BOBBY CAPOBIANCO - BIG 10 BASKETBALL STAR, SNOWBOARD JUNKIE & SUPER CONNECTOR

    Bobby, Sales Director at D-Enterprise, had no interest in construction early in his life, but his passion for people motivated many of his choices growing up. At 6’9”, Bobby excelled at basketball and played for Indiana State in the Big 10. His time playing competitively taught him the dynamics of working as a team to achieve your goals. Five years ago, Bobby joined the family business, taking on the marketing and sales role and moved with his wife to Denver. Recently, Bobby launched “6 Degrees from Nobody”, an Instagram Show, seeing it as a fresh avenue to connect with his network, share the stories of those he knows and inspire others to think bigger! Looking back at his life, Bobby recognizes that good opportunities came because of who he is, not because of what he can do. To him understanding the value of Social Capital means understanding the value of people and our relationships. It calls for us to invest deeper in our relationships and to go beyond the surface in our desire to know and understand people and what is important to them. We all desire to be acknowledged and included. Social Capital has been instrumental in Bobby’s journey; listen as he shares stories of how always putting the value of the relationship over the value of the opportunity has produced outcomes that have exceeded all of his expectations. Having strong Social Capital is like having a sales force that builds your credibility for you because someone else promoting you is always more effective than promoting yourself. Bobby encourages us to always be reading and learning. It allows us to open our thinking and diversify our understanding. Remember, when cultivating Social Capital to always be kind to people because we are all in different places in our journey and often we don't know all that people are going through. Check out this episode to hear Bobby’s practical tips to grow your Social Capital!
     
    Name: Bobby Capobianco
    Company: D-Enterprise
    Email: bob@denterprisellc.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-bobby-capobianco-b039b046
     
    Email Sarah at sarah@sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com
    Learn more at www.socialcapitalexpert.com and www.sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    MIKE DAVIDSON - BRAND STRATEGIST, SALES TRAINER & ACAPELLA SINGER

    MIKE DAVIDSON - BRAND STRATEGIST, SALES TRAINER & ACAPELLA SINGER

    Mike Davidson is a Colorado native and the Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Wonderland Homes. Mike grew up singing in a family of acapella singers. Singing was his passion and also eventually led to his career in home building. Mike shares stories of how Social Capital has been instrumental in his journey since early in his life. He defines it as our ability to relate to those around us. Growing our Social Capital muscle involves constantly learning, seeking information that you can use to cultivate relationships and have an impact on those around you. “Create oneness, lead with love and look after people'' these are three leadership keys Mike lives professionally and personally. He encourages us to take time to be thankful for how good life really is. Engaging with those around us during COVID takes connecting on a deeper level. Take the time to check in with your network without an agenda. Mike believes virtual selling is here to stay thanks to antiquated processes in real estate becoming easier with technology that is now being utilized. As a Social Capitalist we need to be asking ourselves “How do we connect without seeing each other as often and with masks blocking signals and cues?” Energy breeds energy.  So develop a habit of bringing your positive, productive energy to the world each day! Listen to hear Mike’s practical advice for building Social Capital today!
     
    Name: Mike Davidson
    Company: Wonderland Homes
    Email: davidson@wonderlandhomes.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denvermikedavidson
     
    Email Sarah at sarah@sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com
    Learn more at www.socialcapitalexpert.com and www.sarahfrancesmcdaniel.com

    • 46 min

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