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Learn the "WHY" stories of successful business professionals. What makes them different, what is their genius story and what is in their heart.
Plus, learn networking tips, skills that can help you get ahead and more.
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Learn the "WHY" stories of successful business professionals. What makes them different, what is their genius story and what is in their heart.
Plus, learn networking tips, skills that can help you get ahead and more.
Visit us at csuitebiz.com.

    An Accountant, a Benefits guy and an Entrepreneur walk into the room, oh wait that's Will Brown.

    An Accountant, a Benefits guy and an Entrepreneur walk into the room, oh wait that's Will Brown.

    "If you had told me as a kid that I’d be living in Tennessee one day selling insurance, I would have laughed. Born and raised in Florida, I graduated from Florida State University with a Master of Accountancy before sitting for the CPA exam. I worked in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche and then transitioned into an assistant controller position in manufacturing.

    Accounting wasn't for me (“square peg, round hole” comes to mind). From there, I experienced huge successes and spectacular failures in all areas of business as an entrepreneur. I brought those teachable moments and best practices to my present reality as the Managing Partner of Solutionpoint Consulting, LLC.

    Solutionpoint started as a way to help the small business owner manage the strategy and execution of growth. We touched on all areas of the business operation, but we quickly saw the need to provide small to mid-sized businesses with more targeted solutions. So, we shifted our focus to the area with the most significant impact on the bottom line and overall success—the employee experience. Today, Solutionpoint Consulting and its sister company, The Benefits Group, help manage the onboarding process for our clients to help them attract and retain the best talent. We offer a suite of benefits, including group health, HR, 401k, culture, and technology that give small to mid-sized businesses the opportunity to compete with Fortune 500-level benefits.

    I love what I do—but I love God and my family even more. My ghostwriter wife of 11 years, Jen, and I live near Nolensville with our three homeschooled boys: Porter (8), Wyatt (6), and Jesse (3). We are a loud, joyful bunch who love to hike, have dance parties, swim in the pool, and play cards with Jen’s parents."  - Will Brown

    Vision: To be the preferred provider of small group benefits in Middle and East Tennessee.

    Mission: To empower your employees to see, feel, and know that they are the heartbeat of your business.

    Core Values: Authenticity, connection, adventure, integrity, passion- and customer-driven

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    • 33 min
    Write your book with Honoree Corder

    Write your book with Honoree Corder

    Honorée Corder is an executive and strategic book coach, TEDx speaker, and author of more than 50 books including You Must Write a Book. Additionally, she is co-creator of The Miracle Morning book series with Hal Elrod. Honorée passionately coaches business professionals, writers, and aspiring non-fiction authors who want to publish their books to bestseller status, create a platform, and develop multiple streams of income one-on-one and in the Publishing Ph.D. LIVE Course. She also runs the Empire Builders Mastermind, does all sorts of other magical things, and her badassery is legendary. You can find out more at HonoreeCorder.com. Also, check out her free ebook here Find out me about C|SUITE

    • 35 min
    From PK to FA and saved a dog in the meantime with Bob Williams

    From PK to FA and saved a dog in the meantime with Bob Williams

    Bob began his financial career in 1993 at J.C. Bradford & Company. At Smith Barney and SunTrust Wealth Management he worked with high net worth clients specifically in the areas of Investment Management, Financial, Estate, and Social Security Planning, Long Term Care, and Business Succession.

    Bob earned a BA degree in Speech, Broadcasting, and Government from Anderson University (Indiana) and spent 19 years as a television news anchor and broadcast journalist with both domestic and international assignments. His work has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CNN.

    Bob is an author, speaker, and teacher. He has delivered video training to national organizations including Hospital Corporation of America, the Republican National Committee, Whirlpool, Armstrong, Bridgestone, Samsonite, SunTrust, and Colgate-Palmolive and has been a trainer at the Billy Graham Training Center.

    Bob has served on the boards of Living Sent Ministries, the Christian Business Leaders Roundtable, Asheville Christian Academy (North Carolina) and Youth for Christ of Western North Carolina. He has also served with the American Red Cross, Rotary, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the YMCA and has received the President's Volunteer Service Award. Bob is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, a Toastmaster ACS, and is a certified Master Barbecue Judge having been conferred the title of Ph.B.—Doctor of Barbecue Philosophy—by the Kansas City Barbecue Society.

    Connect with Bob on LinkedIn here.

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    • 33 min
    Take Your Business And Life To A Major League Level with Rusty Ryal

    Take Your Business And Life To A Major League Level with Rusty Ryal

    Direct Response Copywriter, Podcaster, and Mastermind Leader Rusty Ryal began his career when he was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks as the 1st pick in the 14th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. With pure grit, perseverance, and love for the game of baseball, Rusty realized his childhood dream when he received the call on August 09, 2009…

    “Rusty, you’re going to the Show.”

    -Brett Butler

    The next day, Rusty debuted in the Major Leagues and delivered in his first career at-bat in Diamondbacks jersey. A line-drive single to left field.

    Rusty, went on to play 4 more years professionally with organizations in Tokyo, Japan, Atlanta, Los Angles, and Philadelphia before retiring from baseball in July 2014.

    In 2017 Rusty became a StoryBrand certified copywriter and guide in the inaugural StoryBrand Certification Program under the tutelage of Don Miller. With the guidance of Don and his amazing team, Rusty began using his knack for persuasive selling to help small business owners worldwide create clear captivating marketing strategies.

    In his quest to become a professional copywriter, Rusty decided to turn to his original Jedi teacher of direct response copywriting, Ray Edwards. Rusty, coincidently met Ray at his StoryBrand certification program and to this day draws from Ray’s beliefs in prosperity, purpose, and the power of direct response copywriting to change the world.

    When Rusty isn’t writing Major League copy for brands like Ziglar Inc., Ray Edwards Int’l, Chalene Johnson’s 131 Method, and Cliff Ravenscraft, he loves spending time with his amazing bride and entrepreneur Erica and his three sons…Asher, Bowen, and Rocco. (and could be more...)

    Learn more about Rusty here. and his wife's site here.

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    • 28 min
    Veni, Vidi, Vici-Marc Wolfe's Way

    Veni, Vidi, Vici-Marc Wolfe's Way

    Meet Marc Wolfe:  Are you in the service-focused industry? (Healthcare, Marketing, Financial, Nonprofit) and want to increase your business growth, employee engagement, and overall profit? Do you want your team to be in sync with your vision and your clients to be your biggest advocates?

    As a Strategic Business Consultant, Certified Executive Coach and professional question & solution source, Marc offers:

    ➤ Insight and Actions that make it easier to build relationships with your target audience so you can have true "brand fans"

    ➤ Vision and Clarity that solidify your personal brand goals and enable you to engage in them years earlier.

    ➤ Accountability and Support that comes from our business connections to help you expand your strengths and support your non-core tasks.

    Specialties:
    ➤ Strategic Business Consulting
    ➤ Vision to Execution Support
    ➤ Business Development
    ➤ Executive Coaching
    ➤ Corporate and Team Accountability
    ➤ Concept to Implementation Support
    ➤ Advisory and Visioning Expertise
    ➤ Technology Expertise in creating visibility and increasing efficiencies
    ➤ Public Speaking and corporate communication to broad audiences

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    • 48 min
    Strategy Imagined Equates To Making Dreams Come True w/ Brooks Christol

    Strategy Imagined Equates To Making Dreams Come True w/ Brooks Christol

    I could tell you about me, or I could have the great Advertising and PR minds I work with tell you about me.

    Brooks’ s enthusiasm for marketing is matched only by his enthusiasm for, well, everything.

    With more than a decade of practical experience, Christol has both served and lead brands within a broad range of industries, including public and private sector endeavors and non-profit. He’s worked with brands such as: EPA, USDA Rural Development, Healthways, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Tennessee State Parks, Bethel University, Glass America, JPAK Industries and the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra.

    Brooks is a thought leader in the field of marketing, a prolific writer and has contributed to a number of highly regarded industry publications and books. He is an expert in new media and works diligently to test and formulate strategies on how clients can utilize new trends in Internet marketing.

    I guess you could say, when he’s not thinking, he’s thinking about not thinking.

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