Equity Bank Series: Dallas Scrip – President of Benefit Managment LLC

Since 2009, Dallas has been the President of Benefit Management LLC (BML), specializing in providing customized cost containment solutions to enhance employer’s self‐funded health plans. Dallas has also been integral in the development and marketing of BML’s new Value‐Based Administration division and possesses the experience, skillset, and knowledge necessary to successfully lead BML in his role as President. Dallas earned …

Learning the 5 Languages of Appreciation with Dr. Paul White

Dr. Paul White is a psychologist, author, speaker, and consultant who “makes work relationships work”. For the past 20 years, he’s improved numerous businesses, schools, government agencies, and non-profit organizations by helping them: Create positive workplace relationships and improve staff morale. Eliminate the cynicism, sarcasm, and lack of trust that often is associated with traditional employee recognition programs. Overcome the …

Equity Bank Series: David Barnes – Co-Owner of Tallgrass Freight

David Barnes is the Chief Operating Officer & Co-Owner for Tallgrass Freight in Olathe, KS. David saw tremendous success as an owner of a digital marketing agency (Sweet Spot Marketing) between 2007-2015.  This meteoric rise of this company gave him the leadership, business, & life lessons in eight years that many never achieve in a lifetime. It also gave him …

Equity Bank Series: Eric Maddox – Interrogator, Author, Speaker, Consultant

In 2003, Eric Maddox collected the intelligence which led to the exact location of Saddam Hussein—the Ace of Spades in the infamous Deck of Cards. His technique shaped the future intelligence collection for the military and civilians around the world. Today, he shares that technique—empathy-based listening—with people and companies around the world as an inspirational speaker, author, consultant, and negotiator. …

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Equity Bank Series: Guy Gsell – President & Founder of Field Station Dinosaurs

Heading up the team at Field Station: Dinosaurs is Guy Gsell. An adventurer, teacher and life- long dinosaur lover, Guy has produced educationally themed theater, live events and exhibits in a career that spans thirty years and three continents. As the Founding Director of Discovery Times Square in Manhattan, Guy created sold-out workshops and ancillary programming for the famous “King …

Equity Banks Series: Alan Banta – Trans Pacific Oil Corporation

Alan D. Banta is the President of the Trans-Pacific Oil Corporation where he has served many roles since it’s inception over 35 years ago. A geologist by trade, he graduated with a BS in Geology and a minor in Mathematics from Wichita State University in 1979. Alan’s extensive knowledge in petroleum geology and all phases of exploration and production caught …

Equity Bank Series: Rodney Horton – Entrepreneur & VP of Sales at ConvergeOne

An IT Executive and Entrepreneur, Rodney has spent the last 20 years working on his IT management career and real estate business.  Rodney hails from a working-class family in southeast Kansas and moved to Wichita in 1993. Knowing no one, living in a one-bedroom apartment and working at a fast-food restaurant, Rodney attended Wichita State, where he got involved in …

Margie Warrell on Gender (Facts, Myths, & Biases) in Leadership

Margie Warrell is back on the show for the fourth time!  Margie is one of my favorite guests and we always have impactful and significant conversations. In this visit, Margie and I tackle the topic of gender and how it affects leadership.  We tackle some of the myths, facts, and limiting beliefs when it comes to women in the workplace, …

Equity Bank Series: B.J. Hunt – Co-Owner/Founder of Walnut River Brewing Company

An experienced business owner and manager with an Executive MBA, B.J. has spent the last 18 years as the Director and ultimately President of a family-owned company. Entrepreneurship runs in his blood. B.J. enjoys the challenges and has the skills to conduct business with the regulatory agencies overseeing the brewing industry. He also brings extensive marketing and customer relations experience …

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Equity Bank Series: Julie Huber – Executive VP of Strategic Initiatives at Equity Bank

Julie Huber joined Equity Bank in January 2003 and currently oversees mergers and acquisition integration and major projects for the $4.0-billion bank in her role as Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Julie began her banking career with Peoples Bank and Trust in McPherson, Kansas, and soon supervised retail, operations, compliance, training and security functions for Sunflower Bank over 8 …

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Equity Bank Series: Clint Whitney – CEO & President of Superior Tool Services

Clint Whitney is CEO and President of Superior Tool Service (STS) headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. STS began operations in 1987 and, today, serves more than 400 machine shops worldwide utilizing state-of-the-art CNC tool grinding machines to manufacture precision quality cutting tools. Clint, from Clearwater, Kansas, began grinding tools for STS in 1998 and owns the company with his wife, Christie, …

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Equity Bank Series: Scott Schwindaman – President & CEO of Lubrication Engineers

Scott Schwindaman has been president and CEO at Lubrication Engineers since 2007, having started as a laboratory technician in 1981 while he was still in college and working his way up through the ranks. Today, he oversees a company that has more than 100 employees in the U.S. and a large network of independent consultants and distributors who sell LE …

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Equity Bank Series: Steve Werner – CEO & Founder of Lawn Buddy, LLC

Download Episode Here Steve Werner is the CEO & Founder of Lawn Buddy, an on-demand lawn care service, that connects lawn care providers, “lawntrepreneurs”, to homeowners, via a user-friendly app and website Werner says the technology has evolved into an operating system for lawn and snow-removal services, and it’s starting to be used in other industries. Werner describes his company …

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Solo Episode: Putting the Pin Back in the Grenade

Download Episode Here Business is chaotic.  Even in organizations that fully embrace decentralized decision making, the figurative “grenade” is thrown by good intentioned leaders. How we respond to these perceived “grenades” being thrown is worthy of intentional focus. What do you do when these figurative grenades are thrown? Do you run for your life? Do you deflect and give it to …