229 episodes

Julian Placino is a professional recruiter, career coach, speaker and entrepreneur who has conducted thousands of interviews and has helped hundreds of people find their dream job and advance their career.

The purpose of the Pathways to Success is to deconstruct the excellence of high performing individuals in various disciplines and share their inspiring stories to help you achieve your maximum potential.

This is a weekly show with new episodes released every Monday!

The Pathways to Success with Julian Placino Julian Placino

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Julian Placino is a professional recruiter, career coach, speaker and entrepreneur who has conducted thousands of interviews and has helped hundreds of people find their dream job and advance their career.

The purpose of the Pathways to Success is to deconstruct the excellence of high performing individuals in various disciplines and share their inspiring stories to help you achieve your maximum potential.

This is a weekly show with new episodes released every Monday!

    228: Education is Freedom | James W. Keyes & Julian Placino

    228: Education is Freedom | James W. Keyes & Julian Placino

    Jim is a global business leader, philanthropist, educator, artist, musician, commercial pilot, and modern renaissance man. He is the former CEO of two internally recognized Fortune 500 companies, 7-Eleven, Inc, and Blockbuster, Inc. His other business interests cover a broad range of industries including retail, consumer products, technology, new space, energy, and advanced nuclear. He sits on several public company boards and serves as a board adviser to a venture capital firm and a number of start-up companies. Keyes’ philanthropic initiatives, have an equally broad focus, including serving on the Board of Governors for the American Red Cross, the former Chairman of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and serving on the board of directors for institutions such as UT Southwestern Medical School, The Cooper Institute, Dallas Performing Arts Center, SMU Cox School of Business, Columbia Business School, and his alma mater, College of the Holy Cross. He has had a lifelong commitment to education, serving as a founding director of the Dallas Education Foundation and is the founder of the Education is Freedom Foundation. A personification of the American Dream, Keyes came from his humble beginnings and was inducted in 2005 as a member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.  
     
    What you'll learn:
    From Outhouse to Penthouse: Jim’s Origin Story [1:28]
    Programming Your Mind for Resilience [6:10]
    C.E.O. - Change Equals Opportunity [10:19]
    Faith Formation, Values, & Character [14:48]
    The Importance of Cultural Literacy [15:40]
    Who Should Read This Book? [23:00]
    Knowledge Takes Away Fear [26:07]
    The Definition of Freedom [27:52]
    C-Suite Learnings: What, How, Why [32:43]
    Jim’s Definition of Success [39:54]
     
    Connect with James W. Keyes:
    https://www.instagram.com/jkeyesauthor/?hl=en
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-keyes-a0947215/
    https://www.jameswkeyes.com/
     
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    • 42 min
    227: Cultivating Authentic Leadership | Jeff Margolese & Julian Placino

    227: Cultivating Authentic Leadership | Jeff Margolese & Julian Placino

    Jeff Margolese is the Senior Vice President for the ServiceNow Global Solution Consulting (SC) organization. Mr. Margolese joined ServiceNow in 2015 to lead the company’s SC organization for the Americas region. He moved into his current role as SVP in February of 2019 and currently leads a team of 2,200 pre-sales solution consultants worldwide. 
    In his role at ServiceNow, Mr. Margolese helps set the strategic direction for the Solution Consulting organization ensuring the global segments of ServiceNow’s business have the right tools, processes, and people in place to make our customers successful in achieving their digital transformation. 
    Mr. Margolese also meets with customers all over in the world in various industries to learn about their business issues and to provide ServiceNow solutions that create the most value. Mr. Margolese spearheaded the creation of the Workflow Design Studio (WDS), a unique team within the SC organization that works directly with customers to solve some of their most challenging problems using a human-centered design approach. 
    Mr. Margolese has more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining ServiceNow, he spent 10 years at VMware as the Senior Director of Systems Engineering and managed a team of more than 45 engineers in the central region of the United States. Mr. Margolese worked with various companies such as DELL, American Airlines, Sabre, El Paso Energy, Mcafee, HEB, Citibank, Southwest, BMC, and Entergy while at VMware to develop their virtualization and cloud strategies.
    Prior to his role as a senior director, he held sales engineering positions with Sterling Commerce (IBM) and webMethods (Software AG). While serving as a director at webMethods, Mr. Margolese worked with customers such as Citibank, Lockheed Martin and DELL. His primary focus at the time was on application integration and business process management. 
    Mr. Margolese began his career in application development while living in Canada. He moved to the United States in 1994 to join the application development practice of a boutique consulting firm. Many of the applications he worked on were in the telecom industry for such companies as Verizon and Alcatel-Lucent. Eventually, Mr. Margolese helped grow the application development practice and led a team of 100 developers, while also helping the company go public in 1999.
    Mr. Margolese holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Winnipeg, Canada. He resides in Dallas, Texas with his wife Shaleen. 
     
    What you'll learn:
    Discovering ServiceNow [1:08]
    Unveiling Jeff’s Journey [7:09]
    Thriving on Competition for Success [10:41]
    Transitioning from Puzzle Solver to People Problem Solver [11:57]
    Career Wisdom: Be Endearing to Sales [14:38]
    Building a Reputation: Be Known for Something [16:19]
    Navigating the Unknown Endgame with Confidence [23:46]
    Overcoming the Paralysis of Analysis [24:30]
    Valuing Every Experience as Good Experience [26:04]
    Coping Strategies for Job Dissatisfaction [27:20]
    Striking the Balance: Confidence, Not Cockiness [29:34]
    Cultivating Self-Confidence for Personal Growth [31:16]
    Problem-Solving Approach: Questions First, Solutions Later [33:03]
    Embracing Conviction in Decision-Making [34:21]
    Authenticity Matters: Be Your Genuine Self [35:16]
    Jeff’s Ultimate Career Advice [37:56]
     
    Connect with Jeff Margolese:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-margolese-816478/
     
    Download new podcast episodes here! 
    https://julianplacino.com/podcast/
     
    You can follow Julian at:
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    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianpla...
    Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@julianplacino
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julian.placino
     
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    • 42 min
    226: Lead With Kindness | Chris Kleinert & Julian Placino

    226: Lead With Kindness | Chris Kleinert & Julian Placino

    Chris Kleinert is CEO and president of Hunt Investment Holdings, LLC – a subsidiary of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. and the holding company for Hunt Realty Investments, Hunt Investment Group and Hoodoo Land Holdings.
    Chris serves on the Board of Trustees of the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Dallas Advisory Board of Directors of Amegy Bank, the Executive Board of Directors of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, and the Neeley School of Business International Board of Visitors at Texas Christian University. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Austin Street Center, the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association, and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.
    Chris served as the inaugural chairman of the Men's Advocacy Group (MAG) of New Friends New Life, an organization dedicated to supporting and empowering victims of sex trafficking. Chris continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the MAG, which was created to mobilize men to take action against trafficking and exploitation by raising awareness through advocacy, education, and volunteerism. In 2017, Chris and his wife, Ashlee, co-founded The Good Foundation to understand and address social issues, with a focus on sex trafficking and vulnerable populations in our community.
    Prior to joining Hunt in 1996, Chris was employed by Texas Commerce Bank (now JPMorgan Chase) and General Mills. He received an MBA with a concentration in finance from Texas Christian University and a BBA in marketing from Southern Methodist University.
    What you'll learn:
    About Hunt Consolidated Investments [1:16]
    A Day in the Life as CEO [4:01]
    Exciting Projects on the Horizon [5:07]
    Chris Kleinert’s Origin Story [9:00]
    Pivotal Moment: From Good to Extraordinary [10:36]
    Who is Ashlee Hunt [11:31]
    The Hunt Family Legacy [13:52]
    Navigating luck, Intentionality, and Destiny [19:54]
    The Influential Force of Mentors [21:53]
    Common Traits of High-Performing Business Leaders [23:59]
    Discerning Character: A Vital Skill [26:50]
    Choose Your Circle Wisely [30:00]
    The Difference Between Kindness and Niceness [32:43]
    Be The Best Where You Are [35:08]
     
    Connect with Chris Kleinert:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-kleinert-903190/
     
    Connect with Hunt Consolidated, Inc: 
    http://www.huntconsolidated.com/
     
    Download new podcast episodes here! 
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julian.placino
     
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    • 38 min
    225: Take The Risk | Amy Wheelus & Julian Placino

    225: Take The Risk | Amy Wheelus & Julian Placino

    Amy serves as CTIO for Gigapower, LLC, a start-up fiber broadband network operator. She has responsibility for the network architecture, roadmap, engineering, product development and information technology systems for Gigapower. 
    Prior to joining Gigapower, LLC, Amy had a stellar career at AT&T, most recently as VP of Architecture & Strategic Technology Planning in the Corporate Strategy and Development business unit of AT&T. 
    She is the Board Chair of Tech Titans, a forum that connects the regional technology community of North Texas. In 2021, she was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the top Women in Technology in North Texas. She was previously recognized in 2019 as a “Rising Star in Telecom” by FierceTelecom, an industry publication.
    What you’ll learn: 
    Introduction to Gigapower [1:01]
    Gigapower and the Consumer Experience [2:45]
    The Journey to 1.5 Million Customer Locations [3:20]
    A Day in the Life as CTIO [4:38]
    Spotlight: Amy Wheelus at AT&T [8:36]
    Life in Rural Northwest Florida [11:00]
    Developing a Passion for Tinkering at 8 Years Old [12:38]
    Encouragement to Follow Curiosities and Interests [14:01]
    Pursuing Opportunities for Personal Fulfillment [16:33]
    Family's Influence on Success [18:34]
    Training Your Mind to Think Differently [22:05]
    Exploring Gender Disparities in Technology [26:08]
    Insights into Women in Business [30:17]
    Overcoming Limiting Beliefs in Business [32:20]
    Advice for Women in Business and Tech [36:46]
    Understanding Leadership [38:06]
    Challenging Established Norms Respectfully [39:31]
    Cultivating Self-Leadership [41:16]
    Amy’s Perspective on Success [43:29]
     
    Connect with Amy Wheelus:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/amywheelus/
     
    Connect with Gigapower:
    https://www.gigapower.com/
     
    Connect with Tech Titans:
    https://techtitans.org/
     
    Download new podcast episodes here! 
    https://julianplacino.com/podcast/
     
    You can follow Julian at:
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    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianpla...
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julian.placino
     
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    • 44 min
    224: Show Up & Engage | Will Coleman & Julian Placino

    224: Show Up & Engage | Will Coleman & Julian Placino

    Will Coleman is the co-founder and CEO of Alto, an affordable premium rideshare service headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Alto elevates the experience for passengers and drivers by providing unmatched safety, hospitality, and consistency in every ride and delivery. Will is a former Partner at McKinsey & Company where he led the consumer air and travel practice and helped some of the world’s largest travel brands build disruptive strategies for growth. Will graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Dallas native. 
     
    What you’ll learn:
    What sets Alto apart [1:00]
    Alto’s beginnings and how it all started [2:15] 
    The customer profile Alto aims to serve [3:38] 
    Hiring W2 drivers to enhance passenger experience [5:33]
    Alto’s outlook for the future [9:11] 
    How 7-year-old Will embraced the role of an entrepreneur [10:53]
    Cultivating the entrepreneurial mindset among children [12:46] 
    Discovering and harnessing your strengths [16:38]
    Why it’s essential to venture beyond your comfort zone [18:38]
    Gaining insights from navigating uncertainty [20:53] 
    Will’s experience as a Partner at McKinsey & Company [23:00]
    Why Will decided to make the entrepreneurial leap [23:38]
    A decision making philosophy to live regret-free [25:12]
    Will’s propensity for risk-taking as a clue to success [26:22]
    Exploring Will’s problem-solving techniques [28:04] 
    The necessity of failure to make progress [30:11] 
    The nonlinear pattern of success [33:03]
    How to stay inspired during challenging times [34:50]
    The key to effective goal setting and achievement [35:55]
    Will’s best career advice [37:57]
    Will’s definition of success [39:22]
     
    Connect with Will Coleman:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-coleman/
     
    Connect with Alto:
    https://ridealto.com/
     
    Alto Promo Code: 
    “IKNOWTHECEO” (2 free rides)
     
    Download new podcast episodes here! 
    https://julianplacino.com/podcast/
     
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    • 41 min
    223: Unlocking Happiness with the 3 P’s of Success | Larry North & Julian Placino

    223: Unlocking Happiness with the 3 P’s of Success | Larry North & Julian Placino

    Larry North is an esteemed Dallas figure and legendary fitness entrepreneur. Today, as an Operating Partner at Satori Capital, he’s on the lookout for amazing companies to invest in or partner with. 
    Larry started his career in the gym business as a teenager. He willed his way to talk radio at age 24 with his "Better You" radio show, currently 32 years running now at CBS KRLD 1080am. He opened his first health club, Larry North Fitness, in 1989 at the prestigious Highland Park Village, and grew it to 4 locations across North Texas. His first book, "Get Fit" was published in 1992 and was on the bestseller list for 157 weeks. "Living Lean" and "Slimdown for Life" shortly followed and were bestsellers as well. In 1994 he created the "Great North American Slimdown" infomercial which became a global sensation with over 1.2 million customers and generating over 150 million in revenue. His TV show, "Get Fit" ran for many years on regional sports networks (currently Fox Sports) and shot 70 episodes. Larry has presented his Optimal Living Seminar in dozens of countries and all across America. When asked what's next, he says, “I’m just getting started!” He's currently a spokesperson for BioTE, the largest Optimal Hormone company in the world. 
    Larry has successfully made the transition into the realm of private equity, where he currently operates as a licensed broker responsible for identifying and securing investment opportunities or strategic partnership with various businesses. 
    What you’ll learn: 
    The Satori Capital difference [1:26]
    Who Larry invests in and why [6:41]
    Larry’s mission and purpose [9:32]
    Humble beginnings: Larry’s origin story [12:50]
    The power of self-belief and work ethic [19:01]
    How to increase your self-belief [20:47]
    Finding your passion to unlock your gifts and talents [26:55]
    Michael Money, Starting my own PR Firm, and creative marketing strategies [29:51]
    Why enthusiasm drives success in business and life [32:32]
    The 3 P’s of Success: Passion, Persistence, Perseverance [35:44]
    How to deal with fear and rejection [37:14]
    Getting creative to market yourself [38:49]
    Be everywhere and anywhere [42:05]
    Larry’s best career advice [44:50]
    Success equals happiness [46:04]
    Connect with Larry North:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-north-3b0000a/
    Download new podcast episodes here! 
    https://julianplacino.com/podcast/
    You can follow Julian at:
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    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julianplacino/
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julian.placino
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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62 Ratings

caleb_podcasts ,

Awesome Podcast!

Julian brings so much energy and every episode I learn so much, this podcast is a must-listen for anyone chasing success in any field.

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Excellent show!

Wonderful program. I feel motivated when I listen to you podcast. Good job!

obacker19 ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as an entrepreneur, or just getting started carving out a profitable niche that’s ready to grow - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Julian does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving business, and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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