“Taking Care in Business” is a podcast that dives into the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility from many different perspectives. Host Kathy Pedrotti Hays is an expert in CSR and philanthropic giving, and her co-host Vicki Bohlsen is the founder and CEO of Bohlsen Group, a unified marketing company that was also the first B Corp certified company in Indiana. Kathy and Vicki became friends and collaboratively passionate about CSR when they first worked together several years ago. In fact, Kathy suggested that Bohlsen Group become B Corp certified when she was hired to help the company with its strategic plan and she uncovered Vicki’s purpose-driven approach to running her business. Join them as they talk with a different guest each week about why it is always worthwhile to take care in business.
AJ Gutierrez of Saga Education
Saga Education is a national nonprofit organizations that partners with public school districts to supplement teacher instruction by offering trained tutors to students that are falling behind. Vicki’s daughter, Grace, is one of those educators. Learn more from co-founder AJ Gutierrez about why Saga Education was ranked one of the top five in education worldwide, by Fast Company. And hear firsthand from Grace Bohlsen how she is helping build confidence in struggling students by offering consistent, personalized academic math tutoring.
Bob Kobek of CustomerCount
Josh Driver, co-founder and CEO of Selflessly — our podcast sponsor — joins the podcast this week as a guest host to talk to Bob Kobek.
Bob is the founder and CEO of Customer Count, a feature-rich, cloud based survey solution company. If you’ve ever wondered about being B Corp certified, this is the episode to listen to because both Selflessly and Bohlsen Group are certified and CustomerCount is in the process.
Brent Tilson of Tilson HR
Vicki’s company, Bohlsen Group, is a customer of Tilson. Listen in as Vicki talks to founder Brent Tilson about how professional employment organizations (PEOs) are helping manage human resources so companies can focus on their core business.
John McDonald of Next Studios
Do you have an idea for a business and you want to know if it is viable? John McDonald founded the first Benefits (B) Corporation venture studio: Next Studios in Indianapolis.
Hear how this unique partnership of experienced entrepreneurs helps visionaries shape and craft ideas and move them forward with capital and talent. “By entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, with entrepreneurs.”
Tammy Butler Robinson of Engaging Solutions
More than fifteen years ago, Tammy Renee Butler was one of the managing principals who founded Engaging Solutions, a Midwest-based managing consulting firm. Whether leading the company’s call center and co-managing the firm’s planning and community outreach sector or preaching at the House of God Church, her spirit and spirituality helps drive success for herself and others.
Listen in as Vicki and Tammy reconnect (and laugh a lot) after not having seen each other for some time due to the pandemic.
Daniel Poynter of Carbon Neutral Indiana
Do you often wonder how your daily activities are contributing to the carbon footprint? Understanding how to measure it is the first step to cleaning up and reducing your impact. Daniel Poynter, Founder of Carbon Neutral Indiana, is striving to offset carbon outputs one household or business at a time. Don’t understand how this works? No worries! Daniel breaks it down step by step in this week’s episode of “Taking Care in Business”.
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