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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ken Baker. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ken Baker, often where they are interviewed.

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18 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ken Baker. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ken Baker, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 95 - Ken Baker

The Hockey Think Tank Podcast
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On this episode of the Hockey Think Tank podcast, we have what might have been the deepest conversation yet with acclaimed author and former college/professional hockey player, Ken Baker.  Ken played college hockey at Colgate before figuring out that he had a debilitating physical disease that attacked his hormone levels. But after recognizing what was wrong...he put everything on hold (he was a celebrity reporter in Los Angeles and tells a few cool stories about that) to pursue his dream of being a professional hockey player! It's a really inspiring story, and we talk about:

-Falling in love with hockey because of the Miracle on Ice in 1980.

-The trap of the comparison culture.

-The importance of having BIG dreams and goals.

-The difference of being a dad to a girl and boy hockey player.

-Celebrity culture and how it relates to hockey.

This episode is brought to you by our title sponsor, GelStx! Head on over to gelstx.com, use the discount code "THINKTANK" and get a discount on the best training stick out there! 

Thank you to all of our hockey player, parent, and coach supporters...we couldn't do this without you!

Mar 09 2020

1hr 30mins

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Ken Baker's Debut

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Ken Baker's Debut http://oldtimeradiodvd.com

Feb 19 2020

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ESOP Summer School 7: Ken Baker CEO of NewAge Industries on the benefits of ESOPs and Shared Capital

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Our “ESOP Podcast Summer School” series continues. We’ve selected highlights from our archives featuring employee-owners that we’ll re-release all summer. (Because these episodes are from the archives, please remember that the links and email addresses mentioned in the podcast may no longer be valid.) As you enjoy summer school, we are working hard behind-the-scenes at www.KEISOP.com to bring you new content and services that are better than ever, starting in the fall of ‘19!

Our featured guest is Ken Baker, CEO of NewAge Industries [www.newageindustries.com] in Southampton, PA, and co-founder with Dan Adley of the Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership (PaCEO). In this informative interview, we learn how NewAge Industries grew from the dream of founder Raymond Baker into a 45 million dollar operation and a 49% employee-owned company. He then describes why his succession plan is for the employees to ultimately assume 100% ownership to continue the firm's success and Raymond Baker's legacy.

Ken Baker educates others about ESOPs, through the training he conducts in his own company, and by sharing best practices with other companies in the state of Pennsylvania via the PaCEO [www.ownershippennsylvania.org]. He feels that ESOPs address a range of issues – the wealth gap, retirement savings, retention, and employee engagement. ESOPs also raise the wealth of the American worker. When employees have financial stability, they perform better in the workplace. A strong ESOP community benefits all ESOP companies, not just one, as well as society as a whole.

You can hear the original January 9th, 2018 release of this episode in full in "Episode 16" of The ESOP Podcast.

Aug 06 2019

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Pastor Austin Gardner is joined by special guest, Pastor Ken Baker, from New York City. Pastor Baker has been a missionary to New York for around nine years, and he and Pastor Gardner discuss how God called him and used him in the city. Do you think that New York is to closed to Gospel witness? Do you think it would be too hard to start a church there? Listen to Pastor Baker’s testimony to see what God can do in New York!

  • Introduction
    • Ken Baker 
    • I was saved when I was nine
    • I thought God was calling me to Guatemala 
    • God directed us to New York
    • We’ve been there for 9 years 
    • Jon Canavan
    • Missionaries to New York
    • Spent 3 summers in New York
    • Able minister to Jews and serve in a local church during those times
  • Why did you go to New York, Brother Anderson?
    • God used my brother-in-law who lives in Connecticut 
    • I helped him at his church, and we weren’t far from NYC
    • God used that time to call me there
  • How much support did you raise 
    • We aren’t weren’t fully supported when we went 
    • We needed $8,000 but we had $6,000
    • Our midweek is on Thursday, so I was able to travel to churches on Wednesday
  • What were the first few weeks like
    • Finding a building was hard
    • All the places I thought were right didn’t work
    • Three month’s before we started, God provided a building
    • We paid $1,100 a month for it
    • We ran a bus at first, but we weren’t reaching the community where the church was
    • We ran the bus about a year and then stopped
    • It cost $600 a month just to park it
    • After we gave it away, we really began to grow
    • We needed to focus on the area the church was in
    • The building we were in wasn’t the best place, but we weren’t able to move
    • Then, Hurricane Sandy came and basically destroyed the building
    • The very next building we looked at was the one we were able to move into
  • How many were in attendance?
    • Between 40-50 on Sunday
    • The new building was a challenge financially, but God gave us the money
    • We didn’t really see the building as long-term though
    • Our monthly support actually went down, but the church people really started to grow and started giving
    • Our people are first-generation Christians
    • We were in that building for 3 years
    • It wan’t uncommon for people to park several blocks away and walk to church
    • New Yorkers are used to that though
    • Most people drive, some take public transit, and some walk 
  • Where did God lead you next?
    • God lead us to an auto parts store that had 6,000 sq. ft. 
    • We signed a lease of five years and the rent was $7,200 a month
    • It cost $80,000 to renovate, but God really provided 
    • We tried to borrow money to buy a building, but no one would do it 
    • The owner of this building offered to sell it to us and finance it for us
    • Our mortgage is actually cheaper than our rent was 
    • The mortgage is for 20 years
    • The building is worth 1.5 million, but the owner is only charging us $950,000 for it
    • We saw this building as long term from the beginning because of the size
  • Why should someone consider New York?
    • There are plenty of reasons why it is hard
    • But ultimately it is God’s work
    • It’s not our work
    • We need to yield to Him
  • How many are in attendance Sunday morning?
    • 150
    • Our most effective outreach has been putting literature on houses 
    • People will just come out of curiosity
  • What are your services like?
    • We have discipleship classes on Saturday
    • They go about an hour and a half verse by verse through a book of the Bible
    • It’s more laid back and conversational 
    • Midweek is Thursday 
    • Each service we are preaching through a different book of the Bible
  • How has God grown you?
    • God really has grown our family more than our church in some ways 
    • I really had to learn to depend on Him in a way that I didn’t when we first started
  • How do we get in touch with you?
  • What is the racial mix of your church?
    • 35-40% Hispanic
    • 20% Asian
    • 10% Caucasian
    • 20-25% African American
    • That is the kind of diversity that we would love to see in our churches down here
  • Closing Remarks

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Jul 02 2019

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Practical Spirituality: Lights, Camera, Have Your “Aha!” Moment with Agapi Stassinopoulos and Ken Baker

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Original Air Date Wednesday, April 11, 2018
In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Shifting from worry to joy

⦾ Practical Spirituality

⦾ Learning self-care 

⦾ Creating your own support tribe

Apr 11 2018

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Practical Spirituality: Lights, Camera, Have Your “Aha!” Moment with Agapi Stassinopoulos and Ken Baker

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Original Air Date Wednesday, April 11, 2018
In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Shifting from worry to joy

⦾ Practical Spirituality

⦾ Learning self-care 

⦾ Creating your own support tribe

Apr 11 2018

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Episode 131: Deliver an Impact, with Ken Baker

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Ken Baker is currently serving as a member of Gensler’s Board of Directors and the Gensler Management Committee. As a Co-Regional Managing Principal of Gensler’s Southeast Region and past Co-Managing Principal of Gensler’s UK, EMEA and Gulf Regions, Ken is considered a global expert on workplace design and planning, particularly for law firms.

He has designed tens of millions of square feet of corporate headquarters and offices for law firms and financial institutions and is one of Gensler’s major Global Account holders, managing relationships with clients such as Sidley Austin LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, JP Morgan Chase, and Barclays Capital worldwide. Ken is also a leader in Gensler’s furniture and product development practice and frequently speaks about the power of design at industry events around the world.

A fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Building Museum, Ken is passionate about producing design solutions that optimize trends that align with clients core objectives. Ken’s focus on maintaining strong client relationships is a core tenant of his leadership philosophy and design strategy and is a natural outgrowth of his people oriented personality.

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I was recently emailing back and forth with a listener about building a recruitment marketing strategy for their business. How companies can make people want to come work for them is actually one of the things I’ve been talking to people about the most lately, so I wanted to make sure to have an episode of Absolute Advantage with a guest whose business is excelling in this area.

The architectural design firm Gensler is an excellent example of this, and I was so thrilled to have Ken Baker, Co-Regional Managing Principal of Gensler’s Southeast Region, join me to talk about making an impact in everything you do.

One of the areas in which Gensler makes an impact is their excellent process for growing and developing their team, no matter what position someone might have inside their organization. That internal mentorship program is absolutely top notch.

This really stood out to me because of the impact actually making that effort and investing in their team has on their recruitment and retention efforts. When every person inside your company continues to get better and better, that becomes really attractive for people job searching. Top talent loves attracts top talent, and that’s absolutely the case for Gensler.

Not only that, but the growth is really important to the millennial generation. They often get a bad rap, but growth is so important to them. When you give them the opportunity to grow, develop, and gain purpose, they want to stick around. We all know how expensive it is to turn people over, so you have to do what you can to keep your good employees around. The best way to do that is through this growth program that Gensler has implemented so well.

This is just one of the many ways that Ken talks about around this idea of how you can make an impact that is spread all over this episode. I highly recommend that you listen in to the full episode because when you apply Ken’s strategies to your business, you will be applying the secrets that have made Gensler one of the most successful companies in the planet.

Thank you for listening today! I appreciate your time so very much.

Ways to contact Ken:

Mar 28 2018

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Episode 59: Design Thinking: Everything You Need To Know, with Ken Baker

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With experience in both office interiors and product design, Ken Baker understands the inside and out of the architecture and design field. Ken has been a Gensler Principal for 20-years and is currently serving as a member of the Gensler Management Committee.

As a Co-Managing Principal of Gensler’s Southeast Region and past Co-Managing Principal of Gensler’s U.K., Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Gulf Regions, Ken is considered a global expert on workplace design and planning, particularly for law firms. He has designed over 10 million square feet of corporate headquarters and offices for law firms and financial institutions, and is one of Gensler’s major Global Account holders, managing relationships with clients such as Sidley Austin, LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; JP Morgan Chase, and Barclays Capital worldwide.

Ken is also a leader in Gensler’s furniture and product development practice and frequently speaks about the power of design at industry events around the world. A fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Building Museum, Ken is passionate about producing design solutions that optimize trends that align with clients core objectives.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:
  • How design thinking makes the world better and thinking creatively about our environment makes a better environment for people to live, work, and play in
  • How changing technologies have impacted design and the way buildings are laid out
  • Using design thinking to create efficiency by diminishing wasted space and unnecessary employees which saves a lot of money
  • The Gensler process for designing the best space that gets customized for every client
  • Putting people at the center of the design so they have a positive experience when using the space
  • Focus, socialization, collaboration, and education: the four modes of work every design has to incorporate
  • Morphable design: designing a space that can adapt over time as needs change without significant cost
  • Things to look out for when designing (or redesigning) a space
Ways to contact Ken:

A transcript of this episode is available here: http://systemexecution.com/design-thinking/

Mar 14 2018

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059: How do you create a unified culture in a firm with 5,000+ international employees? With Ken Baker

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Ken is a member of Gensler’s Board of Directors and the Gensler Management Committee and the Co-Managing Principal of Gensler's Southeast Region. Gensler is the largest global architecture, design and planning firm with more than 5,000 professionals networked across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East and the Americas.

Ken Baker is considered a global expert on workplace design and planning, having designed more than 10 million square feet of corporate headquarters and offices for law firms and financial institutions around the world. His background is also fine arts, music, 20 years of piano and voice, acting, and drama.

In this interview we discuss:

How do you create a unified culture across a firm with more than 5,000 international employees?

How do you maintain innovation in the workplace through design?

Why is it important to keep listening to clients and being receptive to new ideas?

1:08 - Introducing Ken and some background on his career.

1:55 - Digging into what makes Gensler so successful.

3:03 - Creating a unified culture across a firm with more than 5,000 international employees.

6:38 - The importance placed on people in the company and how Gensler is innovating on the traditional ideas around architecture and design firms.

9:01 - What drove the move away from older models of architecture businesses and how Ken’s artistic background influenced his approach.

10:55 - Using interior design as a key differentiator in the field.

13:20 - Ken’s memory of his first client meeting and his mindset around the meeting.

15:32 - Getting a perspective on how much Gensler has grown since Ken came on board and how that molded their business model.

17:31 - Understanding the importance of culture in a growing business.

18:44 - Providing a link between design and the bottom line of businesses through the workplace surveys.

21:38 - Wielding the learnings from the surveys to develop the Gensler Experience Index.

23:12 - Maintaining innovation in the workplace through design.

25:01 - Surprising findings from the surveys.

27:07 - When companies began understanding the importance of people and culture.

28:33 - Gensler’s big hairy audacious goals and projecting where they’ll be down the line.

29:53 - How Ken sees people working in 10 years and how offices will evolve to foster productivity.

32:40 - Playing the long game and constantly trying to improve and find new things.

34:44 - The changes that Gensler has been driving through their design and research.

36:36 - Why it’s so important to just listen to clients and stay receptive to new ideas.

39:33 - Clients that Ken has worked with for over 20 years and the importance of accountability.

42:45 - Authentic passion and trust as underpinnings for successful client relationships.

46:40 - The questionnaire.

49:22 - Learning more about Ken and Gensler.

50:31 - Ken’s story about inviting people in to check out the Gensler offices.

Resources and Links Mentioned:

Gensler

Art Gensler

Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill

Gensler Workplace Surveys

Gensler Experience Index

Atari

Apple

Moonshots versus Roofshots

Starbucks

Diane Hoskins

Gensler Research Catalogue Volume 1

Gensler Research Catalogue Volume 2

Jan 22 2018

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Episode 16 - Ken Baker CEO of NewAge Industries on the benefits of ESOPs and Shared Capitalism

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Our guest is Ken Baker, CEO of NewAge Industries [www.newageindustries.com] in Southampton, PA, and co-founder with Dan Adley of the Pennsylvania Center for Employee Ownership (PaCEO). In this informative interview, we learn how NewAge Industries grew from the dream of founder Raymond Baker into a 45 million dollar operation and a 49% employee-owned company. He then describes why his succession plan is for the employees to ultimately assume 100% ownership to continue the firm's success and Raymond Baker's legacy.

Ken Baker educates others about ESOPs, through the training he conducts in his own company, and by sharing best practices with other companies in the state of Pennsylvania via the PaCEO [www.ownershippennsylvania.org].  He feels that ESOPs address a range of issues – the wealth gap, retirement savings, retention, and employee engagement. ESOPs also raise the wealth of the American worker. When employees have financial stability, they perform better in the workplace. A strong ESOP community benefits all ESOP companies, not just one, as well as society as a whole.

Jan 09 2018

45mins

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