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
Chef Bruno Serato: Treating Your Employees and Customers As Equals
Chef Bruno joins me on the Wow Factor to share the story of why he came to the U.S. and how he learned everything he knows from being hands-on in his job rather than having had formal schooling. He zooms in on some of the pivotal moments in his career, good and bad, including the fire that burned his restaurant to the ground. Chef Bruno also gives us some behind-the-scenes insights into the workings of the Caterina’s Club foundation and their current projects supporting families.
Charles Tenney and Spencer Tenney: Aligning Passions with People In Your Company
Charles Tenney founded Tenney Group in 1973, and even now at 73, is still passionate and active in ensuring that hardworking transportation business owners achieve the best possible transaction every day. When not managing deals, Charles speaks at events across America focused on educating business owners on how to increase the value of their companies, protect their wealth and prepare for their best possible exit at the appropriate time.
Joe Paulo: Communicate, Then OVER Communicate
Joe Paulo, President, and CEO at Hope Media Group in Texas is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of success in the media industry. Hope Media Group’s mission is to be the voice of hope connecting people more deeply to God through on-air broadcasting, community outreach, prayer initiatives, and Hope on Demand. Joe is skilled in formulating strategy, building growth, team development, and relationship building and has a Master's degree in Business Administration.
Chris McIntyre: Using a Subscription Model to Generate More Cash Flow
Chris joins me on the show today to share why he left his corporate job and became an entrepreneur, why he and his partner chose to go into motorcycle rental, and the miracle that helped get the company off the ground. He outlines his philosophy on how to overcome problems and manage setbacks and occasions when things don’t go to plan. Chris also describes how the EagleRider membership program works and why they decided to go in that direction to better serve their customers.
Rick Pierce: How To Build A Company Around Values and Doing The Right Thing
Rick joins me on the show today to discuss why he is so committed to growing a caring company culture at Bass Cat and what they do for their employees to make them feel valued in the business. He also shares why his father, Ron, the founder of the company, was initially reluctant to have him join the family business and how he came to realize that it was Rick’s passion. Rick also shares why it is vital to him to embrace the abundance mindset and the philosophy of giving.
Buzz Baker: How Servant Leadership and Eternal Giving Make Companies Thrive
Buzz joins me on the show to share why he changed his college major from PE to Finance and the mentor that helped him make that pivotal decision. He discusses the processes of navigating business partnerships and how setting ground rules ahead of time together with his long-standing business partner gave them a firm and positive foundation for Network Funding, LP. Buzz also shares his philosophy of investing eternally and why charitable giving is so important to him personally and to the business.
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This is a must listen! Enjoyed hearing all the great insight from different leaders. Thank you so much Brad! God bless