Dogged Determination + Servant Mindset = Success: Julie Towner CEO of Towner Communications

Julie Towner is an established entrepreneur with a proven history of scaling companies, by improving business processes, team culture, and brand. Through her dogged negotiation and planning skills learned while she held the position of Production Manager at GAP Inc, overseeing the denim production in the Americas, Julie has found her passion for growing companies through strategic acquisitions. In 2008 …

The Power of Surrounding Yourself With Like-Minded Leaders (Equity Bank Series)

Jon Holzmeister has been in sales leadership for the majority of his career. At age 24, Jon was Unitog’s youngest sales manager managing the Southeast Region, which included Atlanta and Charlotte. After his success at Unitog Jon moved to AngioDynamics, a pre-IPO medical device company where he achieved a growth rate that exceeded 20% annually. In 1999, Jon returned to Kansas City where he became the Vice President …

Jon Schram Explains How to Find & Retain Top Talent That Obsesses Over Customer Service

Jon Schram is a husband, father, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of The Purple Guys, a Midwest-based information technology support company.   With over 25 years of Business and IT experience, Jon fully understands the “business of business”. Having built three successful startups, he has learned how to leverage technology that supports growth. He also understands that …

David English on How Great Leaders Build Off of Great Relationships

David English is the Vice President of Ad-Trend Outdoor Advertising and Owner of Simple English Consulting.  He’s a 15-year veteran in the marketing industry and a graduate of Rockhurst’s Executive MBA.   He’s an experienced sales manager and sales leader who has consistently increased revenue, decreased costs, and improved the quality of the work environment with a positive attitude. His management of a …

A Lesson in Composure, Confidence, Consistency, & Courage with Christina Long (Equity Bank Series)

Christina M. Long brings more than 15 years of communication and design experience to CML Collective. Her background in education, working for the state’s largest public school system, as well as her years reporting for the state’s largest newspaper, The Wichita Eagle, has helped Long develop an expertise in crafting, packaging and delivering messages for a variety of audiences. Dedicated to …

Building a Championship Culture With Dayton Moore (Equity Bank Series)

Dayton Moore, the General Manager for the Kansas City Royals, joins me on Dose of Leadership. He knows a thing or two about how to build winning cultures, leadership and how to be heroic both professionally & personally. Dayton Moore marks his 14th full season with the Kansas City Royals in 2020. A native of Wichita, Kansas, he brought an …

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The Power of Culture with Dan Shurtz (Equity Bank Series)

During his entire career, Dan Shurtz has always been driven by his passion to help others accomplish their goals and exceed their own expectations. With over 20 years of experience contributing to and leading organizations in Retail, Real Estate, Marketing & Advertising, and Senior Living, Dan has seen the power that culture has on the success or failure of individuals, …

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Evolve or Die: Lessons from Tom Triumph on Innovation & Creativity (Equity Bank Series)

Tom Triumph helps companies grow by collaboratively helping them reinvent their business, product development, and marketing. Along the way, he’s helped large organizations act nimbly and small companies scale. He’s been a participant in two technology revolutions–less invasive surgery and software–and has been part of some remarkable success stories (and some misfires). He fulfilled a childhood dream of living aboard …

How Intentional Culture Building Leads to a Lasting Impact; Matt Fouts Associate Director of Tanganyika Wildlife Park (Equity Bank Series)

Jim and Sherri Fouts’ 33-year-old dream of developing a world-class breeding facility and wildlife park is, of course, going to involve the entire family. Jim & Sherri’s son, Matt Fouts, plays an integral role at Goddard’s Tanganyika Wildlife Park where he is the Associate Director & Operations Manager. Matt appears on Dose of Leadership to talk about his life among …

Equity Bank Series: Kevin Kunz – CEO of Sleeptopia, Inc

Kevin Kunz is the President and CEO of SleepTopia Inc, one of the leaders in home sleep testing. He founded the Kansas based home sleep testing in 2013 after realizing the need for a better, affordable solution for sleep testing. He has spent most of his professional career in healthcare because he loves being in a role where he can …