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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Thought provoking conversation with Des Moines locals and places nearby. We discuss culture, social issues, politics, their individual stories and everything in between. follow us and share this with your friends and join the conversation.

    Empowering Farm Workers: Health, Education, and Advocacy

    Empowering Farm Workers: Health, Education, and Advocacy

    In this enlightening episode, CEO Daniel Zinnel delves into the comprehensive support services provided by Proteus to empower farm workers across the nation. From health care and education to advocacy and job training, Proteus is dedicated to improving the lives of those who work tirelessly to bring food to our tables.

    At [00:18:24:03], Daniel begins by discussing the critical health care services offered by Proteus. Farm workers often face hazardous working conditions and limited access to medical care. Proteus bridges this gap by providing essential health services, including health screenings, medical consultations, and preventive care. These services ensure that farm workers can maintain their health and well-being, enabling them to continue their crucial work in the fields.

    Education is a fundamental pillar of Proteus’s mission. At [00:18:49:09], Daniel highlights the various educational programs available to farm workers, such as ESL (English as a Second Language) classes, financial literacy workshops, and vocational training. These programs are designed to enhance skills and knowledge, opening up new opportunities for personal and professional growth. By empowering farm workers with education, Proteus helps them build a better future for themselves and their families.

    Advocacy plays a vital role in Proteus’s efforts to support farm workers. Daniel explains how Proteus actively works with policymakers and community leaders to advocate for the rights and welfare of farm workers. This includes fighting for fair wages, safe working conditions, and access to necessary resources. Proteus’s advocacy efforts ensure that the voices of farm workers are heard and their needs are addressed at the highest levels.

    Job training and employment support are also key components of Proteus’s mission. Daniel shares success stories of individuals who have benefited from specialized training programs tailored to the agricultural sector. These programs help farm workers gain new skills, improve their job prospects, and increase their earning potential. By providing targeted job training, Proteus helps farm workers achieve economic stability and self-sufficiency.

    Throughout the episode, Daniel emphasizes the holistic approach Proteus takes to support farm workers. It’s not just about meeting immediate needs, but also about empowering individuals for long-term success and well-being. The dedication and passion of the Proteus team shine through in their commitment to making a tangible difference in the lives of farm workers.

    Join us in this inspiring episode to learn more about how Proteus is empowering farm workers through health care, education, and advocacy. Discover the impactful work being done to support those who play a vital role in our food supply chain, ensuring they receive the respect, care, and opportunities they deserve.

    • 42 min
    Empowering Youth and Embracing Leadership: Conversations with Bridget

    Empowering Youth and Embracing Leadership: Conversations with Bridget

    Join us in this inspiring podcast episode brought to you by Infinite Resources, where we sit down with Bridget, the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa. Bridget shares her journey, leadership insights, and the importance of mentorship. Learn about the organization's mission, challenges, and the impactful programs that support and guide youth towards a brighter future. Whether you're a leader, mentor, or someone looking to make a difference, this conversation offers valuable takeaways on inclusivity, communication, and the power of serving others. Don't miss out on this enriching discussion!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Innovative Leadership in the Construction Industry

    Innovative Leadership in the Construction Industry

    Join us for an inspiring conversation with Perlla Deluca, President and CEO of Southeast Constructors and co-founder of the Iowa School of Construction. In this episode, Perlla shares her journey from Brazil to becoming a leading figure in the construction industry in the United States. Learn about her challenges, achievements, and the mission behind the Pink Hard Hat Foundation, which supports and encourages women to pursue careers in construction. Discover valuable insights on leadership, persistence, and the importance of proper training in this engaging and motivational podcast.

    Key Moments:

    [00:00:13 - 00:00:25] Introduction at Amplify Studio with Amner
    [00:00:57 - 00:01:01] Technical adjustments before starting
    [00:02:23 - 00:03:18] Introduction of Perlla Deluca and her accomplishments
    [00:03:23 - 00:04:21] Perlla's background and journey to the US
    [00:04:21 - 00:05:20] Overcoming challenges in a male-dominated field
    [00:05:20 - 00:05:45] Transition from various jobs to construction
    [00:07:17 - 00:08:12] Perlla’s specialization in heavy construction
    [00:08:12 - 00:09:23] Significance of the Women of Excellence bridge project
    [00:09:23 - 00:10:14] Perlla’s secret to success and persistence
    [00:12:00 - 00:13:00] Perlla’s advice for young entrepreneurs
    [00:13:00 - 00:14:12] Biggest mistakes leaders make and how to avoid them
    [00:14:12 - 00:15:30] Tips for connecting with clients and effective sales strategies
    [00:15:30 - 00:16:32] Importance of branding and public speaking for entrepreneurs
    [00:16:32 - 00:17:30] How the Pink Hard Hat Foundation supports women in construction
    [00:17:30 - 00:18:20] The impact of the Iowa School of Construction
    [00:18:20 - 00:19:13] Future plans for the Pink Hard Hat Foundation
    [00:19:13 - 00:20:00] Perlla’s life motto and final thoughts

    Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from a true trailblazer in the construction industry. Subscribe, like, and share to spread the inspiration!

    Tags: #WomenInConstruction #Leadership #Entrepreneurship #PinkHardHat #ConstructionIndustry #PerllaDeluca #Inspiration #Empowerment #Podcast #JavitoConsulting

    • 30 min
    From Start-Up Struggles to Success: Inside the Entrepreneurial Journey of Roney Innovations.

    From Start-Up Struggles to Success: Inside the Entrepreneurial Journey of Roney Innovations.

    Embark on a journey of passion and purpose with Stephen Roney of Roney Innovations, exclusively on The Amner Martinez Podcast. Explore the art of building strong teams and crafting unforgettable customer experiences, uncovering the keys to meaningful business success. 🎙️✨ #ceo #ceotoceotalk #entrepreneurship #Leadership #BusinessSuccess #AmnerMartinezPodcast Follow The Amner Martinez Podcast whatever you listen to podcasts & subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest episodes.

    • 36 min
    The Role of Instinct and Authenticity in Leadership

    The Role of Instinct and Authenticity in Leadership

    Join us in this insightful episode as we sit down with Suzanna de Baca, the President and CEO of the Business Publication Corporation. Suzanna shares her journey, experiences, and challenges as a female leader in a male-dominated field. We discuss the importance of representation, the hurdles women face in leadership roles, and valuable advice for aspiring female CEOs.

    Suzanna emphasizes the significance of trusting your instincts, being authentic, and the necessity of delegation for effective leadership. She also touches on the impact of diversity and inclusion on business success and how to balance creativity with business acumen.

    Key Takeaways:

    The importance of representation and mentorship for women in leadership
    How to trust your instincts and be authentic in your leadership style
    The role of delegation in building and empowering successful teams
    The positive impact of diversity and inclusion on business outcomes
    Balancing creative passions with business responsibilities
    00:00 - Introduction
    00:31 - Suzanna de Baca's Background and Current Role
    01:40 - Challenges for Women in Leadership Roles
    03:20 - Advice for Aspiring Female Leaders
    06:23 - The Importance of Delegation in Leadership
    08:03 - Handling Leadership Roles and Team Dynamics
    10:18 - Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
    13:28 - The Evolution of Media and Information Consumption
    15:37 - Best and Worst Leadership Advice Received
    17:27 - Balancing Artistic Passion and Business Acumen
    21:30 - Future Vision for Creative Markets
    23:12 - Leadership Horror Stories and Success Stories
    26:11 - The Role of a CEO in Evolving Business Environments
    29:00 - Life Motto: Be the Change You Want to See in the World
    31:29 - Closing Remarks and How to Connect with Suzanna de Baca

    For more insights and to connect with Suzanna de Baca, visit bpcdm.com. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and share this video for more inspiring leadership stories!

    #Leadership #WomenInLeadership #CEO #BusinessSuccess #DiversityAndInclusion #CreativeBusiness #Delegation #AuthenticLeadership #BeTheChange #Podcast

    • 32 min
    Leading with Empathy: The Strength in Understanding Others

    Leading with Empathy: The Strength in Understanding Others

    Amner interviews long-time friend and mentor, Bill Raine, CEO of a nonprofit called Job Rides. Bill discusses his background, including starting Job Rides, which provides transportation to work for those in need. He emphasizes the importance of decisive leadership, even in difficult situations, and shares personal stories about his experiences. The conversation touches on leadership qualities such as honesty, integrity, and the ability to make tough decisions. Bill also reflects on the best and worst advice he's received, highlighting the value of patience, self-care, and thoughtful decision-making in leadership roles. Overall, the conversation underscores the challenges and rewards of leadership, particularly in nonprofit and service-oriented endeavors.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Selway Ranger ,

Fun and insightful

Amner is a great interviewer and I learn a lot from his guests. Good energy!

LRmini ,

Sooo good!!

Amner is such a great interviewer, his guests so far are amazing and the dynamic between Kenji and him it’s hilarious! Great podcast!

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