41 episodes

The FireStarter Podcast, sponsored by Service Excellence, is a show where host Todd Liles interviews business owners and managers who have all undergone radical transformations for the better in their professional and personal lives. Listen to hear inspiring stories from some of the home service industry's finest!

The FireStarter Podcast Todd Liles

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

The FireStarter Podcast, sponsored by Service Excellence, is a show where host Todd Liles interviews business owners and managers who have all undergone radical transformations for the better in their professional and personal lives. Listen to hear inspiring stories from some of the home service industry's finest!

    Matt Pozda and Call Dad, Part 2

    Matt Pozda and Call Dad, Part 2

    Welcome to the Firestarter Podcast, where your host and Service Excellence founder, Todd Liles, interviews owners and managers in the home services industry about stories of radical transformation. Matt Pozda, owner of Call Dad Heating and Cooling, joins the podcast for his second episode to continue talking about his time since buying Call Dad. Todd and Matt discuss Matt's rebranding of Call Dad, transitioning from a construction to service business, the future of the trades, and more. Tune to hear how, like Matt, you can Ignite the Power Within!
     
    Check-in every other Wednesday for a new episode. In the meantime, please leave a review and let us know who you think has an awesome story of radical transformation to share! 
     
    Go out and Ignite the Power Within!

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Matt Pozda and Call Dad, Part 1

    Matt Pozda and Call Dad, Part 1

    Welcome to the Firestarter Podcast, where your host and Service Excellence founder, Todd Liles, interviews owners and managers in the home services industry about stories of radical transformation. Matt Pozda, owner of Call Dad Heating and Cooling, joins the podcast today to talk with us about topics ranging from the games he played as a child to leaving a job in finance to acquire a home services business. It's a story with many interesting facets that you will hear more about soon! Tune to hear how, like Matt, you can Ignite the Power Within!
     
    Check-in every other Wednesday for a new episode. In the meantime, please leave a review and let us know who you think has an awesome story of radical transformation to share! 
     
    Go out and Ignite the Power Within!

    • 47 min
    A Conversation With Greg McAfee

    A Conversation With Greg McAfee

    Welcome to the Firestarter Podcast, where your host and Service Excellence founder, Todd Liles, interviews owners and managers in the home services industry about stories of radical transformation. We are joined today by Greg McAfee, owner of McAfee Heating and Air in Dayton, Ohio. In this episode, Greg discusses his beginnings in the business and struggles he has endured since. He discusses his personal kryptonite, impatience, and how it has both helped and hindered him. McAfee also talks about the importance of thinking outside the box and finding unique ways to serve customers. Tune to hear how, like Greg, you can Ignite the Power Within!
     
    Check-in every other Wednesday for a new episode. In the meantime, please leave a review and let us know who you think has an awesome story of radical transformation to share! 
     
    Go out and Ignite the Power Within!

    • 39 min
    Marketing in the Trades with Matt Benton

    Marketing in the Trades with Matt Benton

    Welcome to the Firestarter Podcast, where your host and Service Excellence founder, Todd Liles, interviews owners and managers in the home services industry about stories of radical transformation. We are joined today by Matt Benton, owner of Real Time Marketing. Matt discusses deep concepts such as the value of domains that generate trust and leads and the danger of blindly boosting your marketing with more money. We even get a look into Matt's past and how he fought his way to where he is today. Tune in to hear how you, like Matt, can Ignite the Power Within!
     
    Check-in every other Wednesday for a new episode. In the meantime, please leave a review and let us know who you think has an awesome story of radical transformation to share! 
     
    Go out and Ignite the Power Within!

    • 56 min
    Looking to 2024 with Ken Goodrich

    Looking to 2024 with Ken Goodrich

    Welcome to the Firestarter Podcast, where your host and Service Excellence founder, Todd Liles, interviews owners and managers in the home services industry about stories of radical transformation. Ken Goodrich joins the Firestarter today to talk about 2024 and how you as an owner can begin planning for the year ahead. Tune in to hear how you, like Ken, can Ignite the Power Within!
     
    Check-in every other Wednesday for a new episode. In the meantime, please leave a review and let us know who you think has an awesome story of radical transformation to share! 
     
    Go out and Ignite the Power Within!

    • 41 min
    Roleplaying With Bryan Eisenberg and Ryan Chute

    Roleplaying With Bryan Eisenberg and Ryan Chute

    Welcome to the Firestarter Podcast, where your host and Service Excellence founder, Todd Liles, interviews owners and managers in the home services industry about stories of radical transformation. Special guests Bryan Eisenberg and Ryan Chute join Todd today as they roleplay through three different scenarios Bryan has encountered with contractors, and how the problems he faced can be remedied. Tune in to hear how you, like Bryan and Ryan, can Ignite the Power Within!
     
    Check-in every other Wednesday for a new episode. In the meantime, please leave a review and let us know who you think has an awesome story of radical transformation to share! 
     
    Go out and Ignite the Power Within!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

WhyBotherTVGuide ,

Well researched and focused on money making for the trades

Todd publishes fewer podcasts but they are very valuable.

Cavanagh Electric ,

Spark !

Always informative and inspiring. Thank you, Todd.

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