Leading with excellence is not something that happens overnight. Join Brad Formsma, best-selling author and a Forbes top-rated leadership speaker, as he dives in to uncover the extraordinary stories of failures and triumphs of other successful leaders in business and beyond. The Wow Factor strives to empower the journey of business leaders through raw conversations and uncovered stories of today’s thought leaders. This podcast will also help you discover the words of wisdom to inspire a team of any size, spark a culture of generosity and innovation, and lead with excellence. For extended insights and podcast show notes, go to https://www.thewowfactorpodcast.com
Tonia Gilbert: Executive Director of Upper Room | Bringing Together Community with Cradle to College Services
Tonia joins me on the show this week to share her passion for supporting children in the Kansas City area, to learn and grow through the fantastic out-of-school programs that Upper Room provides. She gives us an insight into her journey from working as an Assistant District Attorney to working with children in the Kansas City Public School system, and why she was excited to join the team at Upper Room.
Joe and Jeanne Brandmeyer: Founder of Enturia Inc. | The Importance of Simply Showing Up, in Business and Life
Joe and Jeanne join me on the podcast to discuss Joe’s career at Marion Laboratories and how he progressed through the company over the years, including the purchase of $5000 of stock in Marion Laboratories and how his decision played out when the company went public. We talk about how Jeanne supported Joe on the home front and why she prompted him to stop so much traveling so much with his work.
David Nemmers: Founder of Midstate Security Company | Using Drive, Discipline and Discernment in Life and Business
David joins me on the Wow Factor to discuss how he turned an outdated analog technology business into a company more suited to the modern digital world. He shares why he had to ask his employees to take furlough days during the recession and why he was delighted to be able to pay them back when business improved. David also discusses why he is so passionate about the servant leadership model and giving back to his community.
Chandler and Meredith Rose: Founders of The Rosewood Family of Companies | Spreading Your Mission to Your Employees
On the Wow Factor today, Chandler and Meredith discuss the culture of generosity at Rosewood Family Companies, how they spread their mission and vision to their employees and why that's so important to them. Chander shares his entrepreneurial background and why he felt inspired to make a move into building his own company. Meredith shares why she is so grateful for each and every member of her team and the support those individuals give the business.
Jeff Padnos: Chairman of PADNOS | Using Curiosity and Collaboration as Core Business Values
Jeff joins me on the Wow Factor to share the details of his current role in the company that his grandparents built from the ground up. He discusses how the work ethic and study ethic was instilled in him by his parents from an early age. Jeff also dives into what it is like to work alongside family members, and some of the strategies that he used to update some of the business’ systems without treading on other senior leader’s toes.
Terry Looper: CEO of Texon LP | Working With Your Gifts
Terry joins me on the Wow Factor to share the details of the emotional moment that made him realize he had been chasing a false god and inspired him to put his faith in the Lord. He discusses the ultimatum he received that changed his career trajectory and how God helped him set boundaries in his professional life. Terry also gives his insights into staying neutral as a leader and explains why he gives 50% of his income to support the Lord’s work.
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I love this podcast, and I highly recommend it!!
I enjoy listening to these stories. It is so fascinating to get this inside view of these people and families. I always leave so inspired! Brad is a natural host.