Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time with Jim McKelvey

Jim McKelvey is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist, artist, and author of The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time. He is the co-founder of Square and served as the chairman of its board until 2010, and still serves on the Board of Directors. In 2011, his iconic card reader design was inducted into the Museum of …

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Answering “Life’s Great Question” with Tom Rath

Tom Rath is an author and researcher who has spent the past two decades studying how work can improve human health and well-being. His 10 books have sold more than 10 million copies and made hundreds of appearances on global bestseller lists. Tom has two books slated for publication in 2020, Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Best Contribute to the …

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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 …

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Achieve Full Potential by “Mastering Your Code” with Darren Gold

Darren Gold is a Managing Partner at The Trium Group where he is one of the world’s leading executive coaches and advisors to CEOs and leadership teams of many of the most well-known organizations. Darren trained as a lawyer, worked at McKinsey & Co., was a partner at two San Francisco investment firms, and served as the CEO of two companies. …

Discovering Leadership Wisdom with Dave Stachowiak from Coaching With Leaders

Dave Stachowiak founded Coaching for Leaders in 2011. He was named in Forbes as one of the 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch in 2015 and has been featured in U.S. News & World Report. He previously served as Senior Vice President with Dale Carnegie of Southern Los Angeles and led training programs for top organizations like the Northrop Grumman …

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How to Create a Remarkable Culture and Win the Hearts of Customers with Dee Ann Turner

Dee Ann is a 33-year veteran of Chick-fil-A, Inc. Prior to retirement in 2018, she was Vice President, Talent and Vice President, Sustainability. The company’s first female officer, she was instrumental in building and growing Chick-fil-A’s well-known culture and talent systems. During her long career, she worked closely with Chick-fil-A’s founder, S. Truett Cathy, and other key leaders as an …

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 …

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Exploring the 11 Shields of Leadership with Earl Breon

Earl is a former active duty United States Marine with 25 years of experience as a leader and manager. In that time, he has coached and mentored hundreds from the military, civilian federal service, and private sectors. Earl blends personal experiences with researched knowledge and recorded history to make his point that the need to be led is one that …

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 …