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 (KC Royals GM)

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 …

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 …

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 …