Believing in what you are doing, overcoming putting yourself out there, and being consistent when times get tough, can be overwhelming for any entrepreneur. The Commercial Landscaper Podcast by Dave Anderson and Robert Clinkenbeard will help you take your business mindset to the next level. Dave and Robert make you think in a whole new way, so you don’t feel as though you are on an island and you switch to genuinely believing that you are capable and deserving of success. They offer short weekly experience share interviews, with experts around the world, to keep the full-360 aspects of your life balanced. They are exceptionally relatable and empowers their listeners to take massive action as up-and-coming business leaders.
Interview with Brian Brueggemann, Productivity Advisor & Training Consultant at Bruce Wilson & Company
Brian Brueggemann, former director of landscape operations at Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions in Caseyville, Illinois, has joined the Bruce Wilson & Co. team as a productivity improvement consultant and trainer.
“In today’s competitive environment, improving workflow is key,” said Brian. “By looking at the activities landscape teams repeat all the time, we can eliminate bottlenecks and distractions, and improve factors that increase capacity and ensure consistent performance.”
“Brian is a great asset to our team,” says Robert Clinkenbeard, BW&Co managing partner, “and his work optimizing process-level improvements is a powerful tool for CEOs looking to manage profitability and speed up delivery.”
Brian says that increasing productivity and reducing costs improves the overall quality of landscape services and can help everyone from the front lines to the C-suite solve problems together. Brian is a trained horticulturist with a career that grew from the field to the corner office, so his deep understanding of how high performing businesses work, and his ability to come up with a better and more streamlined way of doing things is a plus.
Born and raised in Southern Illinois, Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Horticulture from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His career includes core competencies across industry segments and operations, including wholesale nursery and botanical garden management, design-build, residential and commercial landscape services, and senior management.
In his new role, Brian will support Wilson clients as a productivity advisor and training consultant, specializing in performance improvements, and workflow and value stream mapping.
Please join us in welcoming Brian to the team.
Brian can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interview with Carlos del Pozo, Co-Founder of Team Engine HR Automation Platform
Carlos del Pozo is a co-founder of Team Engine HR Automation Platform for Blue-Collar Companies | Team Engine , a text-first software platform which helps companies in industries like landscaping, construction and manufacturing grow and retain their workforces. Team Engine's customer base expanded over 300% in 2021 by helping companies outcompete in a uniquely challenging labor market.
Prior to founding Team Engine, Carlos served as an Infantry Officer in the US Army and grew up in a small business family in San Diego. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Interview with Kyle Kroeger, Financial Expert at The Impact Investor
I'm an entrepreneur and finance expert at theimpactinvestor.com. After working 10+ years in sustainable private equity and impact investing, I realized there is a significant lack of awareness regarding how to invest and where to invest your money sustainably.
Interview with Ryan Kugler, Successful Entrepreneur, Brand and Marketing Strategist, Entertainment Industry Trailblazer
Ryan is an entrepreneur and strategist with over 25 years of experience in building profitable businesses from conception within both Fortune-500 organizations as well as newly launched startups. He operates on a few key principles: “Be nice to everyone, always return phone calls, and stay in communication with everyone.
Born in Chicago, Ryan moved to Los Angeles at a young age. He took a strong interest in the film industry and made his way onto several studio lots. At age 13, a chance encounter with Ted Danson on the set of the hit TV show ‘Cheers’ developed into a friendship. At the urging of Danson, Ryan wrote and directed his short film entitled “The Question.” The film was shot on the Paramount lot and starred Ted Danson, Kirstie Alley, Woody Harrelson, and George Wendt. This solidified his passion for the entertainment industry.
Since 1998, Ryan has launched several companies. These include; Plan B, which helps manufacturers liquidate excess inventory, A5 Events, which organizes corporate events for large corporations and Nonprofits organizations to help raise funds with charity events, and Ideal Content which works with Fortune 500 companies producing new (and unique) high-end marketing products.
As a public face for the entertainment industry, Ryan has landed coverage both on broadcast outlets and in print. TV appearances include; the CBS Early Show, ABC7 News, and KTLA Prime Time News. He has also been featured in the Entrepreneur Magazine, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Business Journal, Moviemaker Magazine, and the New York Times.
When Ryan is not building businesses, he uses his vast experience and knowledge to speak at entertainment-industry conferences and seminars. He provides real-world advice to filmmakers and producers. He spoke about film distribution at the Burbank International Film Festival.
Ryan is highly involved in the community. He is the Executive director of the Say No To Drugs Charity Race. He also serves on the boards of Burbank YMCA and Great Toluca Neighborhood Council.
In October 2019, Ryan and his A5 Events team were recognized by the Clean Water Cause for their unending efforts to fund and raise clean water awareness. Clean Water Cause provides safe, clean drinking water to people in Africa and South America.
Interview with Kevin Kehoe, author of One Hit Wonder
ONE HIT WONDER: The Real-Life Adventures Of An Average Guy And Lessons He Learned Along The Way
By Kevin Kehoe
Publisher: Izzard Ink Publishing
Publication date: November 2021
Price: $22.95 / trade paper
THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS PAVED WITH MANY ADVENTURES
Entrepreneur Shares Lessons Learned In Business, Life, Love, And Travel
Kevin Kehoe is a self-described average guy who has achieved the extraordinary through discipline, diligence, effort, and courage. In his autobiography, ONE HIT WONDER: The Real-Life Adventures Of An Average Guy And Lessons He Learned Along The Way, Kehoe tells of his successes and failures in a life that has spanned growing up in a large Irish Catholic household on Long Island, his aspirations to play pro football, his career as a successful entrepreneur and consultant, and his battle with cancer.
Kehoe’s adventures are written in thirty-seven chapters, each a separate event with some small insight about life, people, and business. Readers will laugh and cry; some might even see themselves. Kehoe believes that everybody shares many of the same experiences over the course of a lifetime. Despite inhabiting a planet crowded with more than seven billion people, there’s a fairly narrow range of human behavior that makes what happens in day-to-day life somewhat predictable.
“Without taking the time to examine who and what they are, and what they believe, people may shortchange themselves and miss out on the many opportunities life presents that can make one feel worthwhile and, ultimately, happy with themselves. The unexamined life is a recipe for the alternative,” says Kehoe.
Kehoe has a love for all things business. When his daughter was seven, she defiantly pronounced, “You’re not the boss of me!” He used an organizational flip chart from his consulting business to teach her, that yes indeed, he was the boss. And he teaches readers that everybody works for somebody.
In 2013, Kehoe co-founded Aspire Software based on the belief that the landscape industry needed a completely cloud-based mobile platform. Prior to co-founding Aspire Software, he was a nationally recognized consultant for more than 35 years, including 26 years in the landscape industry at Three Point Group. During that time Kehoe, who was widely known for his sales system and benchmarking expertise, provided practical advice to more than 250 landscape contractors in the areas of sales and financial management, budgeting, and pricing as well as merger and acquisition.
His friends describe him as a man who is humble and grounded with a clear sense of self, and who has used this ability and clarity to positively impact others and help them in their lives. With humor and irreverence Kehoe shares glimpses into his personal life including daring escapades, marriage, divorce, parenting, friendships, regrets, and dreams. He doesn’t hold much back. Kehoe thinks deeply and takes people to places where they cannot go on their own. When things are important, he goes all in. He perseveres. He is living proof that an ordinary guy can accomplish the extraordinary.
Told with humor and candor, ONE HIT WONDER is an uplifting read, drawing from a myriad of stories and anecdotes, that proves people have the power to determine their own fates by playing to their strengths while minimizing their weaknesses.
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About the Author
Kevin Kehoe has worked in the hotel, restaurant, business consulting, and software industries. He co-founded Aspire Software based on the belief that the landscape industry needed a completely cloud-based mobile platform offering true, end-to-end functionality that was supported by a comprehensive customer success program. Prior to co-founding Aspire Software, he was a nationally recognized consultant for more than 35 years. Kehoe is a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook, Southern Methodist Univer
Interview with Adam Hommey, Founder and Creator of The Business Creators’ Institute
Adam Hommey, Founder and Creator of The Business Creators’ Institute™, helps entrepreneurs and business creators, like you, Emancipate the POWER of INFORMATION™ and WIN at the Game of Business and Marketing™ so you can thrive from the intersection of your brilliance and passion!
For years, Adam has been the “secret weapon” in the arsenal of dozens of entrepreneurial business creators, executive marketing solution providers, and professional service providers. He hosts the wildly popular Business Creators’ Radio Show and speaks at seminars and conferences around the country.
Adam is the author of the international Amazon bestselling book Groundhog Day is an Event, Not a
Business Strategy. He is also a featured contributor in the international Amazon best-seller, Journeys to Success, The Millennial Edition.
Adam Hommey Introduces:
Groundhog Day is an Event, Not a Business Strategy: Use the S.P.R.I.N.G Formula to Unearth the Opportunities Burrowed Within Your Business (and Life)