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Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast is aimed at the aspiring leaders of Tri-Cities Washington. Our mission is two-fold:
1. To inspire breakthrough leadership in listeners and their sphere of influence in the Tri-Cities.
2. To showcase leaders who are right now making a difference in their organizations and beyond.

Please join us as we explore what makes the Tri-Cities great, and the people that make it that way.

Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast with Paul Casey Paul Casey

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Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast is aimed at the aspiring leaders of Tri-Cities Washington. Our mission is two-fold:
1. To inspire breakthrough leadership in listeners and their sphere of influence in the Tri-Cities.
2. To showcase leaders who are right now making a difference in their organizations and beyond.

Please join us as we explore what makes the Tri-Cities great, and the people that make it that way.

    49. Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast featuring Cari McGee

    49. Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast featuring Cari McGee

    Michelle Oates:
    A promise tomorrow is worth a lot less than trying today. I am Michelle Oates and I'm a Tri-Cities influencer.
    Paul Casey:
    But really this is the core philosophy of what I teach in time management, and that is manage your time around your values and vision. This is your foundation for everything else in time management.
    Speaker 3:
    Raising the water level of leadership in the Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington in Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast. Welcome to the TCI podcast where local leadership and self-leadership expert, Paul Casey interviews local CEOs, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit executives to hear how they lead themselves and their teams, so we can all benefit from their wisdom and experience. Here's your host, Paul Casey of Growing Forward Services, coaching and equipping individuals and teams to spark breakthrough success.
    Paul Casey:
    Thanks for joining me for today's episode with Cari McGee. Cari is a realtor with Keller Williams and I asked for a fun fact about her. She has very vivid dreams that she still remembers, but Cari, you're going to have to tell the story.
    Cari McGee:
    Okay. Well, a lot of grownups forget their dreams or they think of childhood is when you really have your dreams. But here I am as an adult having pretty vivid dreams. The other day I had a dream that I was married to my accountant, and that's kind of funny, but what's really funny is that I wasn't married to my accountant. Instead of being married to my husband, I was married to my accountant in addition to being married to my husband, and he just liked being married to me. He traveled a lot, I understood in the dream. And he said that when he was home, he just liked to be married to me.
    Cari McGee:
    In the dream, I'm thinking, I'm like, "Okay, this is pretty serious. And if I get caught, how am I going to explain this?" Like, sometimes if somebody gets caught in a crime syndicate or whatever, they can say, "Oh, I was brainwashed or this..." Nothing like that happened. Like, why was I married to two people at once? I have no idea. So thankfully I woke up.
    Paul Casey:
    Thankfully I woke up.
    Cari McGee:
    And that was not my reality.
    Paul Casey:
    That's a good T-shirt message as well. Thankfully, I woke up.
    Cari McGee:
    Yes, totally love that.
    Paul Casey:
    Especially in these trying times that we're in, maybe we're all going to get to put that on our shirts.
    Cari McGee:
    Oh, right, right. That's a good message.
    Paul Casey:
    Well, we're going to dive in after checking in with our Tri-City Influencer sponsor.
    Preston House :
    Hi, my name is Preston House and I'm the local owner of Papa John's Pizza right here in Tri-Cities.
    Jesus Melendez:
    I'm Jesus Melendez, vice president and commercial lender with Community First Bank and HFG Trust.
    Preston House :
    When I moved here in 2009 with my family from Boise, Idaho, I knew I wanted to move from a franchise to a local business owner. I've been working with Papa John's since I was 16 years old. So when it came time to open my own location here in my own community, I knew I needed some financial guidance from an organization who understood my needs as a small business owner.
    Jesus Melendez:
    Small business owners often have a lot on their plate, employment and retirement plans, payroll, bills. Our mission is to become your financial partner for life and is motivated by providing people in our community like Preston, with all the information and support they need all under one roof.
    Preston House :
    It's really simple. No matter what I need, all it takes is one phone call, no automated prompts, no call waiting. It's just a local business, serving another local business.
    Jesus Melendez:
    For more information, how Community First Bank and HFG Trust can help you get back on track. Visit wwwcommunity1st.com. That's www community one st.com.
    Paul Casey:
    Thank you for your su

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    48. Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast featuring Lance Kenmore

    48. Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast featuring Lance Kenmore

    Michelle Oates:
    A promise tomorrow is worth a lot less than trying today. I am Michelle Oates, and I'm a Tri Cities influencer.
    Paul Casey:
    The love of comfort is the enemy of greatness. Okay, you can choose one or the other. You can't choose greatness and comfort. You have to choose one or the other.
    Speaker 3:
    Raising the water level of leadership and the Tri Cities of Eastern Washington, it's The Tri Cities Influencer Podcast. Welcome to the TCI Podcast, where local leadership and self leadership expert, Paul Casey, interviews local CEOs, entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives to hear how they lead themselves and their teams, so we can all benefit from their wisdom and experience. Here's your host, Paul Casey of Growing Forward Services, coaching and equipping individuals and teams to spark breakthrough success.
    Paul Casey:
    Thanks for joining me for today's episode with Lance Kenmore. He is owner of the Kenmore Team. And I'm going to let him tell you his fun fact that he even asked his wife and assistant about.
    Lance Kenmore:
    Yeah. So that was a great question that you said, something quirky about me. And I don't know if it's all the years of going in different people's houses or what, but I do not like lingering food smells in the office. I mean, if someone goes to Bruchi's or something, or Burger King, leaves some fries in the office, I will take the garbage out myself to get rid of it. And so the office is always laughing at me, and whenever we hire somebody new, they always tell them, "Watch yourself with the food you put in the garbage," and so-
    Paul Casey:
    That's your onboarding thing to remember.
    Lance Kenmore:
    Yeah. So I'm slightly OCD about that. And there was talk that it might be more than slightly.
    Paul Casey:
    Well, thanks. That's one of the best ones yet.
    Lance Kenmore:
    Okay, well, good. It smells great in your studio, so I'm not concerned about it.
    Paul Casey:
    No distractions.
    Lance Kenmore:
    Yes.
    Paul Casey:
    We'll dive in after checking with our Tri City Influencer Sponsor. The C12 Group is a national organization focused on spiritual and professional development of Christian CEOs and business owners. Members participate in professionally facilitated monthly meetings, during which 12 experienced Christian CEOs exchange ideas to solve business issues Biblically. Additionally, members receive a 90 minute personal coaching session each month. Information is available from Tom Walther at 715-459-9611 or online at c12easternwa.com.
    Thank you for your support of leadership development in the Tri Cities.
    Well, welcome, Lance. I have heard so much about you, and it's great to meet you here today. And glad you could be on the podcast.
    Lance Kenmore:
    Yeah. Absolutely. I'm excited to be here. I'm not used to being on this side of the question asking, so hopefully I can stammer through it.
    Paul Casey:
    That's right. You've got your own show, right?
    Lance Kenmore:
    Yeah. I do a weekly radio show, and we have some guests on occasionally, so it's kind of fun to be nervous again. I'm used to doing this every week, and the last day or two, my wife is like, "You're actually prepared and you seem nervous." So thanks for putting me in an uncomfortable position.
    Paul Casey:
    We're stretching you.
    Lance Kenmore:
    Absolutely.
    Paul Casey:
    Yes. Well, so our Tri City Influencers can get to know you, take us through your past positions that led up to what you're doing now.
    Lance Kenmore:
    Yeah. So before real estate, I mean, I'm a local Tri City guy, so born at Lourdes. I don't even think you can be born there anymore, but I was. And grew up on a farm north of Pasco, and then ended up going up through the school system, Richland School District, and graduated Richland High. And so past positions, I guess growing up, I always ... I was in farming and ag, but I ran a lawn care business in high school, an

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    47. Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast featuring Shawn Sant

    47. Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast featuring Shawn Sant

    Brandon:
    "The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." Ralph Nader. I am Brandon Anderson and I'm a Tri-Cities influencer.
    Speaker 5:
    So to be a go-to guy or a go-to girl, you must push through your fear of failure.
    Introduction:
    Raising the water level of leadership in the Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington, it's the Tri-Cities Influencer podcast. Welcome to the TCI podcast, where local leadership and self-leadership expert, Paul Casey, interviews local CEOs, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit executives, to hear how they lead themselves and their teams so we can all benefit from their wisdom and experience.
    Introduction:
    Here's your host, Paul Casey of Growing Forward Services, coaching and equipping individuals and teams to spark breakthrough success.
    Paul Casey:
    Thanks for joining me for today's episode with Shawn Sant. He is the Franklin County Prosecutor. And when I asked Shawn for something quirky or funny about himself, he had a fun little story that I'm going to let him tell.
    Shawn Sant:
    All right, well you asked about a story and I was just thinking of something recently just because the nicer weather coming out and it's bike riding time and I've always enjoyed riding the bike. And on this particular year, this was just a couple of years back, I got a new bike, new pedals, new bike clips, so still kind of getting used to the idea that I'm attached to the bike in a different way, and going for one of my favorite rides along the river on the Pasco side, it was time to take a break. I think I had to grab my phone out or something like that. So, rather than unclip and everything else, there was a nice little road sign along the path so I figured, "Oh this is great. I'll just grab onto that and lean against it."
    Shawn Sant:
    Still hooked in with my pedals and then lo and behold, I'm getting ready to go, I went to kind of push away but pushed a little too much and because I hadn't had forward momentum yet, I kind of tipped right on over and I was looking around to see if anybody saw this embarrassing moment, to see if I was going to be on a YouTube channel or whatnot. But anyway, that was my introduction to bike clips. So I was glad, at least, that I fell on the grass side so it wasn't too bad. Other than damaging my pride, I guess, of thinking I was an avid cyclist, so I guess anybody that saw found out otherwise. But maybe others had a worse-
    Paul Casey:
    That's awesome. That's awesome.
    Shawn Sant:
    So, I'll take the fall in the grass and learn that way.
    Paul Casey:
    That's right. That's right. I like bicycling too, but it's very recreational and I haven't taken the plunge with the clips yet.
    Shawn Sant:
    Yeah, it was a new experience for me, so.
    Paul Casey:
    Well, we'll dive in after checking in with our Tri-Cities Influencer sponsor.
    Paul Casey:
    The C12 Group is a national organization focused on spiritual and professional development of Christian CEOs and business owners. Members participate in professionally facilitated monthly meetings, during which 12 experienced Christian CEOs exchange ideas to solve business issues biblically. Additionally, members receive a 90-minute personal coaching session each month. Information is available from Tom Walther at (715) 459-9611 or online at C12Easternwa.com. Thank you for your support of leadership development in the Tri-Cities.
    Paul Casey:
    Well, welcome Shawn. I was privileged to meet you, I think it was at a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event, but I've seen you in the community of many networking things and with some of my other attorney friends and just great to finally get to spend some time with you today.
    Shawn Sant:
    Yeah, glad, thanks for the invite.
    Paul Casey:
    So our Tri-Cities Influencers can get to know you, take us through some of your past positions and what led you up to what you're doing now?
    Shawn Sant:
    Well, I

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    46. Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast featuring Will Wang

    46. Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast featuring Will Wang

    Richa Sigdel:
    The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. I'm Richa Sigdel and I am a Tri-City Influencer.
    Paul Casey:
    One definition of multitasking is messing up two things at once. I love that definition.
    Speaker 3:
    Raising the water level of leadership in the Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington, it's Tri-City Influencer Podcast. Welcome to the TCI podcast, where local leadership and self-leadership expert talk Paul Casey interviews local CEOs, entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives to hear how they lead themselves and their teams so we can all benefit from their wisdom and... Here's your host, Paul Casey of Growing Forward Services, coaching and equipping individuals and teams to spark breakthrough success.
    Paul Casey:
    Thanks for joining me for today's episode with Will Wang. He is the president of HFG and it's a financial company that I've been using for many years. My financial planner is Bob Lagonegro. Hi, Bob.
    Paul Casey:
    Hey, so I asked Will what is a funny story that he could share and I usually like to retell it, but it's so funny that I think he should tell it. Will, tell us the story.
    Will Wang:
    Yeah, thanks for having me, Paul. The story I shared and I think it's kind of quirky because I don't think anyone else in the world typically does this is that I keep all my suit jackets in my office. And I have all my ties laid out and they sit on a cupboard that pretty much opens up and everybody can see it. I wear the same pair of pants and white shirt every morning. It makes it easy to pick what to wear and I just switch out a blazer when I get into work. Well, what's kind of happened over time is people have started raiding my wardrobe at work and I see some of my coworkers wearing my ties and my jackets, and so it's become a communal wardrobe at this point in time. But I would say that's probably the weirdest thing about me is I share clothes with my coworkers.
    Paul Casey:
    That's an awesome story. Well, we'll dive into this interview after checking in with our Tri-City Influencer sponsors.
    Paul Casey:
    The C12 Group is a national organization focused on spiritual and professional development of Christian CEOs and business owners. Members participate in professionally facilitated monthly meetings during which 12 experienced Christian CEOs exchange ideas to solve business issues biblically. Additionally, members receive a 90-minute personal coaching session each month. Information is available from Tom Walther at (715) 459-9611 or online at c12easternwa.com.
    Paul Casey:
    Thank you for your supportive leadership development in the Tri-cities. Well, welcome, Will, we're trying to think about when I was privileged to meet you and it was maybe seven or eight years ago, I was doing an event. It was called The Edge, and Preston House and I were doing that. We combined pizza with professional development and the topic of the day was sales and marketing. And you were there, I think your wife might've been there too because-
    Will Wang:
    Yep, she was.
    Paul Casey:
    ... It was with Mustang Signs. And so it's been great to watch you over the years as you have become a Tri-City Influencer.
    Will Wang:
    Yeah. Well, getting there, getting there. I think it's impressive to see how you've grown, Paul, during that time. Because I think when we first saw you, that was when you first started the speaking circuit.
    Paul Casey:
    It's true.
    Will Wang:
    And look how far you've come.
    Paul Casey:
    It's true. I had a day job and I had the dream job, developing off to side.
    Will Wang:
    Yeah, that's right.
    Paul Casey:
    And then 2015 is when I launched full-time.
    Will Wang:
    Yes.
    Paul Casey:
    Yes. Thank you. So that our Tri-City Influencers can get to know you, take us through your past positions that led up to what you're doing now.
    Will Wang:
    Yeah, it's kind of funny because I don't th

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    45. Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast Bonus Episode - 1 on 1 w/ Paul

    45. Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast Bonus Episode - 1 on 1 w/ Paul

    Cynthia Marquez:
    "Sometimes to begin a new story, you have to let the old one go." Author unknown. I am Cynthia Marquez and I am a Tri-City influencer.
    Paul Casey:
    But really this is the core philosophy of what I teach in time management, and that is manage your time around your values and vision. This is your foundation for everything else in time management.
    Speaker 3:
    Raising the water level of leadership in the Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington, it's The Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast. Welcome to the TCI Podcast, where local leadership and self leadership expert Paul Casey interviews local CEOs, entrepreneurs and nonprofit executives, to hear how they lead themselves and their teams so we can all benefit from their wisdom and experience. Here's your host, Paul Casey of Growing Forward Services, coaching and equipping individuals and teams to spark breakthrough success.
    Paul Casey:
    Hey, thanks for joining me for today's episode. It's going to be a bonus episode. I'm going to do a little teaching today on work-life balance and hopefully it'll be beneficial to you if you struggle with having a hard time drawing that healthy line between your work and personal life. So we'll dive in after checking in with our Tri-City Influencer sponsors.
    Speaker 4:
    The C12 Group is a national organization focused on spiritual and professional development of Christian CEOs and business owners. Members participate in professionally facilitated monthly meetings during which 12 experienced Christian CEOs exchange ideas to solve business issues biblically. Additionally, members receive a 90-minute personal coaching session each month. Information is available from Tom Walther at 715-459-9611 or online at c12easternwa.com.
    Paul Casey:
    Thank you for your support of leadership development in the Tri-Cities. Nathan Margalit is a rabbi and Jewish scholar. In a recent blog he said, "Humans are unique. We can choose to ignore rhythm. We can and do keep our factories running day and night. We try to fool hens into laying more eggs by keeping the lights on 24 hours at a time. With every new pad, pod and phone, we push ourselves into 24/7 connectedness. We have created a culture that is built on the metaphor of a machine impervious to any rhythm other than the drone of production. In the name of progress, convenience and even freedom, but most of all profits, we have lost the music of life."
    Paul Casey:
    It's sort of a sad reflection that oftentimes we just keep pushing, pushing, pushing and we don't take the time to rest. We don't take the time for those other priorities in our life that we really need. So, instead of achieving balance in your life, which I sort of believe doesn't really exist. I mean, work-life balance is sort of this thing that if you really went after it, you probably would achieve it for five minutes and then you'd be out of balance again. I like the phrase work-life rhythm a lot better, or now one that's more in vogue is work-life integration.
    Paul Casey:
    So you can think to yourself, when do you feel like you are ever in a good rhythm? Can you just reflect on that for a moment? When do you feel like you're in a good rhythm? What's going on in your life? Maybe what's not going on in your life during that time? That would be a good place to connect with as we go into this podcast episode.
    Paul Casey:
    I went to a seminar years ago by a guy named Wayne Cordeiro and he was discussing a terrible time in his life where he was completely burned out. If you've ever been burned out before, you know it's a rotten time where you just barely can get out of bed, you have trouble with even remembering what your favorite color is. I mean, it's just sort of a dead time. He actually checked himself into a monastery and had to put away all of his technology, he couldn't check his cell phone or his laptop and it almost drove him insane. H

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    44. Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast featuring Cameron Derrick

    44. Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast featuring Cameron Derrick

    Brandon Anderson:
    "The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." Ralph Nader. I am Brandon Anderson and I'm a Tri-Cities influencer.
    Paul Casey:
    You use I-messages, not you-messages, but a you-message again puts us on the defensive and someone that's already aggressive, oh boy, that's just like bringing gasoline to the fire. It's going to make it a whole lot worse.
    Speaker 3:
    Raising the water level of leadership in the Tri-Cities of Eastern Washington, it's the Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast. Welcome to the TCI Podcast, where local leadership and self-leadership expert Paul Casey interviews local CEOs, entrepreneurs and non-profit executives, to hear how they lead themselves and their teams, so we can all benefit from their wisdom and experience. Here's your host, Paul Casey of Growing Forward Services, coaching and equipping individuals and teams to spark breakthrough success.
    Paul Casey:
    Thanks for joining me for today's episode with Cameron Derrick. He is the general manager of KNDU/KNDO in the Tri-Cities and Yakima. And a fun fact about Cameron, he said he traveled around the country before this job, training show horses. Oh yeah, oh yeah. Well, we'll dive in after checking in with our Tri-City Influencer sponsors.
    Speaker 5:
    The C12 Group is a national organization focused on spiritual and professional development of Christian CEOs and business owners. Members participate in professionally facilitated monthly meetings, during which 12 experienced Christian CEOs exchange ideas to solve business issues biblically. Additionally, members receive a 90 minute personal coaching session each month. Information is available from Tom Walther at (715) 459-9611 or online at c12easternwa.com.
    Paul Casey:
    Thank you for your support of leadership development in the Tri-Cities. Well, welcome Cameron. I was privileged to meet you, boy, it was probably about four years ago, I think. I was with the West Richland Chamber doing business development very part-time in my first year of being an entrepreneur. I needed a part time job and that fit in line with that, where I got to meet lots of businesses in town and I delivered a little gift I think, to you from the chamber and that's when we got to meet.
    Cameron Derrick:
    That's right. Yeah, exactly.
    Paul Casey:
    Well, tell us a little bit about you, so our Tri-City Influencers can get to know you. Maybe some of your past positions, maybe the horses and what sort of led up to you becoming a general manager?
    Cameron Derrick:
    Well, that's a good question. Well, born in Spokane, raised in Sandpoint, Idaho. My family grew up on a farm, my family had horses and like I said, we trained horses for a long time and what got me in the position I'm in now, is I love advertising. We would show horses back when I was a young man, we showed horses against some really big stables like Kohler Stables and Levi Strauss had a stable and some big time people who had horses. And I remember, advertising does make you bigger than you are, it helps promote yourself and so, that's how I got into advertising and that's how I kind of led my segue into...
    Cameron Derrick:
    I was in the radio for years, started in my first position and worked in radio and advertising and then I worked in LA, worked in Portland at KUPL big flagship station there, a big country station. And then I moved to Spokane, took a position in Spokane, KXLY Radio Group and the director of sales in radio and they had television. So I got inundated with TV and that's how it kind of led into TV. Then I was in the UG market for two years and then I moved back to the Tri-Cities. These folks called and said, "Hey, you want to get back up to Washington?" And I do, I like it here and I love it. In fact, the weather's perfect in the Tri-Cities.
    Paul Casey:
    Oh, yeah.
    Cameron Derrick:
    Much nicer than Spokane and I

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I enjoy this podcast. If you live in Tri-Cities it’s a great way to get to know who and what is happening. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for two reasons....1. Sound quality. Some episodes are a waste because you can’t hear what the guest is saying. It’s unfortunate. 2. The pace can be slow. Some episodes are really dynamic and interesting while others feel long and drag on.

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