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    Jen Thorton A.C.C. 304 Coaching LLC

    Jen Thorton A.C.C. 304 Coaching LLC

    On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Jen Thorton A.C.C. 304 Coaching LLC

    cavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.comJason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com
     
    @cavnessHR   across social media
    @jasoncavnessHR across social media
    We talk about the following
    Her love for historic preservation

    Is their a difference in doing HR in different countries

    When should a business begin to think about talent strategy

    Her entrepreneurial journey
    Jen’s Bio

    Jennifer has developed her expertise in Talent Strategy & Leadership Development over her exciting 20+ year career as an HR Professional. She’s led international teams across Greater China, Mexico, the U.K., and the U.S. to expand into new markets, managing franchise retailers, and developing key strategic partnerships - all while hiring, onboarding, and training thousands of employees annually. The rapid growth of her consulting firm 304 Coaching has been largely due to Jennifer’s unconventional approach to building innovative workforce development solutions for companies who are facing breakthrough growth and accelerated hiring patterns.
    Jen’s Social Media
    Jen’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferrthornton/
    Her Website: https://304coaching.com/
    Jen’s Advice

    I think that my advice, wisdom, or whatever you want to call it. Is that remember every word and every action that you take as a leader, you're creating someone's world. That world expands outside of that moment.
    Make sure as a leader that you are engaging people, you're empowering people, that you are appreciating what someone brings to the table. Even on their bad days, so that when they go back out, outside of that. Whether that's affecting your team or their life at home. Just make sure that you understand the power of leadership resonates outside of that moment and that exchange.

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    Jon Elder - Amazon Sales Consultant

    Jon Elder - Amazon Sales Consultant

    On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Jon Elder Amazon Sales Consultant – Helping Sellers Grow their Amazon Business at Black Label Advisor
    cavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com
    Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com
    @cavnessHR  across social media
    @jasoncavnessHR across social media
    We talk about the following
    His passion for teaching others
    How Amazon works
    Is Amazon actually good for small business
    How to promote your business on Amazon
    Jon’s Bio
    After working for a few years after graduating from the University of Washington in 2010, Jon grew impatient with the progression of income at his corporate commercial construction job. After doing months of research on his own, he started his Amazon FBA business in 2014 with a humble golfing product and soon became the #1 seller in the category.
    Within a few years he was doing multiple millions in sales on the Amazon platform thanks to multiple brands and ever expanding product lines. In just under five years, he did over $10 million in total sales. In 2018, he reached out to a business broker and sold for a mid 7 figure exit in 2019. He is now helping sellers new and old achieve the same level of success at Black Label Advisor.    
    Jon’s Social Media
    Jon’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonelder/
    Jon’s Email: jonelder@blacklabeladvisor.com

    Jon’s Website: https://www.blacklabeladvisor.com/
    Black Label Advisor FG Page: https://www.facebook.com/BlackLabelAdvisor
    Jon’s Advice
    Just related to Amazon being really diligent and really just disciplined with how you're looking at in terms of launching a product. A lot of people get obsessed with data and they experience data paralysis. It's really important also to go with your gut a little bit on Amazon. Just pursue your passion and really just focus on how profitable product is.



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    Mary Rauzi Creative Director, Strategist, Brand Builder, Founder/Creative Embr Creative

    Mary Rauzi Creative Director, Strategist, Brand Builder, Founder/Creative Embr Creative

    On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Mary Rauzi Creative Director, Strategist, Brand Builder and Founder/Creative Embr Creative
    cavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com
    Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com
    @cavnessHR  across social media
    @jasoncavnessHR across social media
    We talk about the following
    Embr Creative
    Being a Military Spouse
    Having a personal brand
    Her passion for all things design
    Mary’s Bio
    Mary has served as an active-duty military spouse for the last ten years, and currently serves as a reserve spouse. During this time, she has learned a great deal about taking a challenge and turning it into a benefit. With each deployment, TDY, and training, she used the extra time to learn more, work harder, and expand her skillset. With over 11 years in design and strategy.
     Mary Rauzi has a proven track record of helping brands grow. After launching Embr Creative at the beginning of 2018, she is now looking to grow and expand Embr’s reach. It is her mission to bolster other creatives around her to dream bigger and work more on the projects they love.
    Embr is a Seattle-based collective of designers, developers, videographers, musicians, and creatives. We thrive on brand challenges and working as your partner to build upon and achieve your goals through design. 
    Embr Creative listens to the business objectives of a company, discovers audience motivations, and grows the visualization of a brand to give it a leg up. With a professional look that is strategy-driven, your company gets a foothold with its viewers turning them from acquaintances to evangelists.

    Mary’s Social Media
    Mary’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-rauzi/
    Embr Website: https://embrcreative.com/
    Embr Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embrcreative/?hl=en
    Embr FB: https://www.facebook.com/embrcreates/
    Embr LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/embrcreative/about/
    Mary’s Advice
    For business owners, I would say really understand your values and what you're trying to communicate, before you go to a designer, and work hard to figure those things out. What's right for your company, the more you know about what you're trying to communicate, the better a designer is going to be at their job. 
    If you already have that leg up, the more the better. Think about brand as you're developing your processes. What is your customer service and how does that pan out? How does that tie to your values and your brand overall? Is it all communicating together because it'll make that authenticy if you're very consistent in your communications both visually and your team members so culturally, culturally in your company.
    For young designers, my advice for them is to try to get internships and opportunities to do design before you're out of school. If you're self-taught, use as many opportunities as you can to do more projects and to get more experience, even if you become one of the designers on 99 designs or Fiverr. 
    That's what those are great for students that are trying to build up a body of work or get more experience working with clients. They can get on those. The more experience you have, the better because then your portfolio gets better. The way that you interact with clients are better and it's going to serve you well, in the long run. 
    For military spouses, use all the time that you can when your spouse is gone, all of those extra lulls that you have to build that community around you. I would have never survived without my community, and especially if you can't afford to pay somebody else. 
    There will be families that we have very close relationships with. Having that community of people you trust without relying on family because we don't have any family nearby. Use that and then use that time to really focus on yourself and build your dreams and what you want out of your life and career.


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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Sarah St. John Host of the Frugalpreneur Podcast

    Sarah St. John Host of the Frugalpreneur Podcast

    On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Sarah St. John Host of the Frugalpreneur Podcast
    cavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com
    Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com
    @cavnessHR  across social media
    @jasoncavnessHR across social media
    We talk about the following
    Her love for animals
    Her favorite tools
    Being an entrepreneur
    Her podcast
    Sarah’s Bio
    Sarah St. John is entrepreneur, author, and the host of the podcast, Frugalpreneur. She has created several startups throughout her entrepreneurial career of over a decade. Through her books, blog and a podcast. Her goal is to show people how to launch a online business on a budget.
    Sarah’s Social Media
    Sarah’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-stjohn/
    Sarah’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesarahstjohn
    Sarah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesarahstjohn/
    Sarah’s Pinterest    https://www.pinterest.com/frugalpreneur/_created/
    Sarah’s website: https://www.thesarahstjohn.com/
    Sarah’s Gift
    https://www.thesarahstjohn.com/free/

    Sarah’s Advice
    One thing I've struggled with during my entrepreneurial journey is spending so much time learning. Whether it's through podcasts or courses or books. Of course, education is important, and you should learn. But if you spend all your time learning and never implementing what you learned. What's the point Really? So recently, I've adopted this for every hour I spend learning, I'll spend another hour implementing what I learned. That way I don't get stuck on that. I guess a rabbit hole basically, of education. Just reading and listenting to podcasts because if you never implement what you learn, it's kind of pointless.


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    • 46 min
    Dr. Quinton Morris – Violinist, Educator, Entrepreneur and Founder of Key to Change

    Dr. Quinton Morris – Violinist, Educator, Entrepreneur and Founder of Key to Change

    On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Quinton Morris – Violinist, Educator, Entrepreneur and Founder of Key to Change
    cavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com
    Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com
    @cavnessHR  across social media
    @jasoncavnessHR across social media
    We talk about the following
    Key to Change
    Attending a HBCU
    Why is it important to expose young people to the arts
    Why is it important for him to give back.
    Quinton’s Bio
    Dr. Quinton Morris enjoys a multifaceted career as concert violinist, educator, entrepreneur and filmmaker. He is the founder of Key to Change, a nonprofit with the mission of inspiring underserved youth and students of color through world-class music instruction and supporting their development as self-aware leaders. Key to Change operates two violin and viola studios in South King County, Washington which serve middle and high school students who may not otherwise have access to classical music instruction.
    Key to Change was born out of Dr. Morris’s BREAKTHROUGH World Tour, which paired recitals and concerto performances with lectures, master classes and educational outreach in over 25 cities across five continents. The tour also featured Dr. Morris’s short film The BREAKTHROUGH, which premiered at the Seattle Art Museum and the Louvre Museum in Paris, among other distinguished venues worldwide. He directed and starred in the film, which tells a modernized story of the Chevalier de Saint-Georges: a violinist of African origin who, against all odds, rose to become one of the most prolific and forgotten figures of the 18th century.
    Dr. Morris received top prizes at the European Independent Film Awards and New York Film Awards; and was recognized as one of Musical America’s Top 30 Movers & Shapers and the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. He is also the recipient of the Governor's Arts Award and the Seattle Mayor's Arts Award. Additional career highlights include concerto appearances with the Seattle Symphony, three consecutive years of sold-out recitals at Carnegie Hall, eleven years as Artistic Director of The Young Eight String Octet and a TEDxSeattle talk on “The Age of the Artist Entrepreneur.”
    He has also presented master classes, clinics and workshops around the world at the University of Paris - Dauphine School of Business, American String Teachers Association National Conference (USA), Monash University (Australia), Dong-eui University (Korea), National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan), Tumaini University Makumira (Tanzania), among many others.
    Dr. Morris is a Renton native and began his studies at Xavier University of Louisiana, where he studied pre-law and music. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree from The North Carolina School of the Arts and Master of Music degree from the Boston Conservatory. He joined the Seattle University faculty in 2007 and is the Director of Chamber and Instrumental Music and an Associate Professor of Violin and Chamber Music.
    He is the first tenured music professor at Seattle University in over 35 years and the second living African-American violinist in United States history to receive such a distinction. He is currently pursuing a professional certificate in business through an online program at Harvard Business School.
    Quinton’s Social Media
    Quinton’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/quinton-morris-8b8a21a/
    Quinton’s FB: https://www.facebook.com/qimorris
    Quinton’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuintonIMorris
    Quinton’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keytochange/?hl=en
    Quinton’s Advice
    I would just say to your listeners and followers that we're in a great moment in our country and in the world, to create something that could be a value to lots of different people. I would say that I would enco

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Micole Garatti Author of "The Most Inclusive HR Influencer List"

    Micole Garatti Author of "The Most Inclusive HR Influencer List"

    On this episode of the Jason Cavness Experience I talk to Micole Garatti is the Marketing Manager at Talview, Author of "The Most Inclusive HR Influencer List," and Host of the #HRforAll Twitter chat

    cavnessHR website: https://www.cavnessHR.com
    Jason’s email: jasoncavness@cavnessHR.com
    @cavnessHR   across social media
    @jasoncavnessHR across social media
    We talk about the following
    What is Future of Work.
    What people get wrong about Marketing.
    The Most Inclusive HR Influencer List.
    The importance of being on social media in general.

    Micole’s Bio

    Micole Garatti is the Marketing Manager at Talview, Author of "The Most Inclusive HR Influencer List," and Host of the #HRforAll Twitter chat. She is passionate about improving HR and talent acquisition through diversifying voices of influence within the profession and technology. She's appeared or been featured as an HR and marketing expert on ERE, DriveThruHR, Workology, Carnival of HR, #HRSocialHour, the SHRM blog, and more. Find her on Twitter at @socialmicole or at www.socialmicole.com.
    Micole’s Social Media
    Micole’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/socialmicole/
    Micole’s Twitter: @socialmicole
    Micole’s Instagram: @socialmicole
    Micole’s Website: https://socialmicole.com/
    Micole’s Advice
    I think my biggest piece of advice right now is just be human. We're in the middle of a pandemic. Everybody's stressed. Everybody's tired. Everybody hasn't seen their friends in a while. So be safe, stay at home, wear a mask and be empathetic and human.


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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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71 Ratings

71 Ratings

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One of my faves!

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Great Entrepreneur for Entrepreneurs

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The thing I like most about this podcast is that it doesn’t sound all scripted like many business podcasts do. The host does a great job of selecting a wide variety of guests on a wide variety of topics. It never gets old!

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