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Employer Blueprint Podcast

Welcome to the Employer Blueprint Podcast where we help business leaders build high-performing teams, amazing company cultures, and scale their business for success. Hosted by entrepreneur and leadership coach Kyle Gorman.

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EP 72, David Feinman

Business Playmakers podcast is proud to present the Owner and CEO of Viral Ideas, LLC and C-Founder of Flixation, David Feinman. David started his first company in high school and another in college before starting Viral Ideas. While helping other businesses, David and his business partner noticed a need in the digital marketing space related to videos and how they are used online. David and his business partner now help businesses in multiple industries with video production, on demand video editing, and in house video training. Kyle and David have an amazing conversation about many things from life changing moments of starting a business, to what success means, and millennials. David delivers a perspective that is rarely shared from a first hand point of veiw. Enjoy the episode, and for more information about David, and Viral Ideas, visit https://www.viralideasmarketing.com. 

32mins

5 Feb 2019

Rank #1

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The Value of a High Performing Team w. Kelly Anne Harris Team

On this weeks episode of the Employer Blueprint Podcast, we are excited to present The Kelly Anne Harris Team of Keller Williams Elite. 10 years ago, Kelly Anne Harris was a single mom living off credit card debt, had recently lost her job, and was about to lose her home. As she was trying to find employment during a terrible time in our country’s economy, Kelly Anne decided to become a Realtor for a best friend who was trying to find homes to flip for profit. During the first year in her new career path, as Kelly Anne recalls in the podcast, even though things were tough, she worked diligently to succeed and knocked on every door in her town. This continued until three years later Kelly Anne Harris was the number one Realtor in the area. The story of Kelly Anne Harris could end there with success and a happy ending except success wasn’t happy. In fact it was the opposite, when even though she managed to do 142 transactions that year with only herself and an assistant, Kelly Anne’s life was spinning out of control. She knew she had to do something because her health and her family life were suffering, and that was when Kelly Anne learned about a team concept being adopted by other Realtors while she was on a trip at a realtor convention. Kelly Anne decided to pursue this ideas of having a team of Realtors and she began doing research and visiting other offices who had already adopted the business model. One of Kelly Anne’s very first team members is also a guest on this weeks podcast, Kelsey Jarboe. After the addition of Kelsey, within a year and a half, the new Kelly Anne Harris Team was able to double the previous year to 242 transactions and 40 million dollars in production. The team concept has also allowed Kelly Anne to pursue other ventures such as an independent brokerage with multiple locations and a property management company. Currently the Kelly Anne Harris Team has multiple agents and two are on this weeks Employer Blueprint podcast with Kelly Anne. Kelsey Jarboe has been with the Kelly Anne Harris group since the beginnings of the team forming, and Denise Jarboe has been with the team for a year. Both Kelsey and Denise tell their stories from different perspectives on how they became involved in Real Estate and how much the Leadership of Kelly Anne Harris has changed their lives. You don’t want to miss this episode as Kyle dives into a lot of great topics while interviewing some very successful entrepreneurs who work by the motto, “you can teach skill all day, but you can’t teach hustle.”  To find out more about Kelly Anne Harris and the Kelly Anne Harris Team, or if you are looking to potentially start a new career in Real Estate and think a team environment would be right for you, visit  https://www.owensborokyrealty.com where you will find resources available including a careers section of the website.  Enjoy this weeks episode and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any future episodes of The Employer Blueprint Podcast. 

33mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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Build a Company Culture Strategy w. Christian Moore

Thank you for tuning in to The Employer Blueprint Podcast and this week we are excited to bring you the Owner and The Insurance Guy at The REAL Insurance Agency, Christian Moore. 10 years ago Christian began his journey after being recruited to work for State Farm as an insurance agent. During his time with State Farm, Christian was very successful and was on the path to being an agency owner when he left and began working for an independent agency. This transition was an eye opener to Christian in that there were more products available to offer his clients and better ways of serving his community. While speaking with two friends of his who were entrepreneurs and investors, Christian was encouraged to start his own agency and was able to do so after being funded by his two friends who became his business partners. This created an amazing opportunity for Christian in that he was able to create an agency with a company culture unlike other agencies. Doing things the way they had always been done was not the goal for Christian’s new agency, as he set out to create a company culture that had a bigger purpose than to just make money. This is when REAL Insurance was created, and according to Christian, it is a “technology company that happens to sell insurance.” REAL Insurance and the culture of the company is one with a purpose to give back to the community that it is a part of. A portion of all revenue at REAL Insurance is put back into the community it serves. This has gained national attention and Real Insurance has even been endorsed by Dave Ramsey.  Stay tuned throughout the episode as Kyle and Christian have a very informative conversation about entrepreneurship, servant leadership, and company culture. Christian is an amazing story teller, as he tells about his journey, and the interactions that led to him being the owner of his own agency.  You can discover more about Christian and REAL Insurance Agency at https://www.getrealky.com. Thanks for tuning in and please be sure to leave a review and subscribe to The Employer Blueprint Podcast. 

44mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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EP 64, Kyle Gorman on leading an effective team meeting.

Thank you for tuning in to the Business Playmakers podcast, today we will be setting in on the Employer Blueprint Influencers Community where Kyle Gorman will be delivering a message about leading an effective team meeting. For more information about Employer Blueprint Influencers Community, visit www.ebinfluencers.com. 

21mins

10 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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Identifying Your Needs Before You Hire w. Sasha Laghonh

One of the many challenges a company faces when they begin the hiring and recruiting process, is understanding the true needs they have. We often times looked at things that we want and try to figure out what’s going to fit into those wants, but rarely do we take a step back and look at what we actually need in order to make a successful hire. Typically a company will bring in someone to fill the space that they want to fill. After three months, six months of being on the job, they discover it isn’t what they needed. We are going to unpack some of this on today’s episode of Employer Blueprint Podcast. As you listen to the episode there are three things that you should really be thinking about, and these will help you when trying to uncover the needs of your organization. These three tips will help you as you begin the hiring process and you look to fill a position in your organization.  Find the gap’s. Where are the spaces in your organization that aren’t getting filled in? What are the tasks that you have on your plate that are not being taken care of but someone needs to be focused on? If you are the hiring manager or owner, do not try to replicate yourself. Often times a business owner or leader will think that the best thing for their organization is a clone of themselves. Instead do an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses and hire someone who’s strengths fill in where you are weak.  What is going to benefit your company most? What is going to benefit your company, and fill a long-term need? The Employer Blueprint podcast is proud to present Sasha Laghonh. Sasha is a Business and Lifestyle Strategist, Founder, Speaker, Coach, Consultant, Entrepreneur, and Author. Sasha comes from a Management, and Administrative background that also focused on Marketing, however over time she found that Human Resources discovered her. Sasha is an MBA with an emphasis on Organizational and Human Behavior with more than 2 decades of experience in helping businesses with their people. Sasha has multiple shows that can be listened to such as “Sasha Talks” and “Moving Mountains With Sasha”. Sasha has also written multiple books including Kashing Karma, and Departures:  Smart Packing, of Life's Essentials, for On-Time Arrivals. To find out more about Sasha Laghonh, be sure to visit www.sashatalks.com.  Thanks for tuning in to the Employer Blueprint podcast, and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any future episodes!

34mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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Self Awareness and Being Unapologetic w. Davide Di Giorgio

Who are you? Should you be apologizing for who you are? On today’s episode of The Employer Blueprint Podcast we are proud to present Davide Di Giorgio. Davide started his career as a Composer and Musical Director who had his first show at age 16, and published a musical at age 19. In the beginning Davide followed his passion for theatre by running his own theatre production company while also teaching, before his own self awareness allowed him to pursue a path to helping others. After looking at his own life and the complications with relationships and family that he had, Davide had the revelation that he was the problem and in recognizing that, realized that he was also the solution.  As Davide states in the interview, “What if I started to change who I was being to the world.. What if being unapologetic.. was the key?”  This became the inspiration for Davide’s international best selling book Being Unapologetic, Empowering You to Become an Influential Speaker and Visionary Leader. Through out the podcast, Kyle and Davide have an amazing conversation in which Davide shares personal stories about his journey, as well as some tips about being accountable to who you are so that you can realize that you are also the solution. This is critical for anyone in a leadership role and can be very empowering to be able to lead with confidence. As well as being an Author, Davide is a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ambassador, Expert, and Consultant. You can find out more about Davide by way of his website www.beingunapologetic.com as well as all social media platforms. In the podcast Davide specifically mentions Instagram, where he replies to everyone personally, and encourages others to reach out and start a conversation. Enjoy today’s episode of The Employer Blueprint Podcast, and please make sure to subscribe, and leave a comment or rating. 

37mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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EP 62, Kyle Gorman Holiday Announcement, The Gift of Time

Kyle Gorman delivers a special holiday message about things to be thankful for, as well as ways to show appreciation to employees using the gift of time. 

8mins

26 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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EP 61, Damion Lupo

Business Playmakers is honored to have a special guest, Damion Lupo. Damion is the founder of Total Control Financial, a team with a mission to free others from the myth of wealth by way of Wall Street. Damion is also the founder of Yokido, a martial art focused on “Lethal Kindness”, and is a blend of Yoga and Aikido. In his career, Damion has owned more than 30 businesses, including his first when he was only 11 years old, and is the author of three books. Currently Damion has a goal of “freeing one million people from financial bondage.” In his conversation with Kyle, Damion challenges the Business Playmakers audience to ask themselves, “What is true” about their lives, and puts the focus on a bigger perspective than to make money. In reference to Tai Lopez, Damion mentions that some people see the videos with the Lamborghini in the garage and are motivated by that, however Damion asks that you “figure out whats under the hood of the car, and the guy.” It becomes obvious very quickly that Damion is constantly learning, as he references many influencers and authors throughout the podcast. Damion directs his message to empowering others to live the kind of life that is without regrets, and one where your excited about Monday morning because you are doing what you love. You can find out more about Damion and enjoy free content and downloads at www.damionlupo.com Enjoy the episode and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode of Business Playmakers.  Welcome to Business Playmakers, the podcast that meets with innovators, trailblazers, and leaders to learn about their experience and what success really means. Hosted by entrepreneur and leadership coach, Kyle Gorman.  Business Playmakers is presented by Employer Blueprint. Employer Blueprint is dedicated to management and leadership development through one on one coaching and group seminars. You can find free resources from Employer Blueprint through YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. For more information simply visit www.employerblueprint.com. References and Resources Simon Sinek, https://startwithwhy.com Dave Ramsey, https://www.daveramsey.com Robert Kiyosaki, http://www.richdad.com Buckminster Fuller, https://www.bfi.org Tony Robbins, tonyrobbins.com Sth Godin, http://sethgodin.strikingly.com Grant Cardone, www.grantcardone.com Peter Diamandis, http://www.diamandis.com Brian Tracy, https://www.briantracy.com Jim Rohn, https://www.jimrohn.com Zig Ziglar, https://www.ziglar.com Napoleon Hill, www.naphill.org Tai Lopez, https://www.tailopez.com Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long Term Fulfillment by George Leonard.  https://www.amazon.com/Mastery-Keys-Success-Long-Term-Fulfillment/dp/0452267560/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525672800&sr=8-1&keywords=george+leonard Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio https://www.amazon.com/Principles-Life-Work-Ray-Dalio/dp/1501124021/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525672937&sr=1-3&keywords=ray+dalio+principles 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class by Steve Seibold https://www.amazon.com/MENTAL-THOUGHNESS-SECRETS-WORLD-CLASS/dp/9386450496/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525673045&sr=1-4&keywords=steve+seibold How Rich People Think by Steve Seibold https://www.amazon.com/Rich-People-Think-Steve-Siebold/dp/0975500341/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525673045&sr=1-2&keywords=steve+seibold Re Invented Life  by Damion S. Lupo and Christofer C. Asby Total Control Guide to the QRP by Damion S. Lupo with John D’ Arco, Attorney and CPA The Quick and Dirty Guide to Gold and Silver by Damion S. Lupo All three found at https://damionlupo.com/new-page/

53mins

19 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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EP 73, Kyle Gorman Presenting the 4 Walls of Management Part 1 of 3

Thank you for tuning in to this weeks Business Playmakers podcast. For the next three weeks we will be sharing a series from a live Coaching/ Speaking engagement Kyle recently delivered called the 4 Walls of Management. The first of this series is an introduction and Foundation. In this presentation Kyle explains the importance of making sure your Foundation is in place before implementing the 4 Walls. Enjoy and be sure to tune in the next two weeks for the remainder of this three part series. Also, if you haven’t done so already, make sure you subscribe so that you don’t miss any new episodes in the future.

28mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #9

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The Value of a High Performing Team w. Kelly Ann Harris Team

After the announcement of some exciting news from the Kelly Ann Harris Team, we have decided to re-share a previous episode of The Employer Blueprint Podcast. Recently Kelly Ann Harris and Kelsey Jarboe announced on Facebook that they have partnered to become the Harris Jarboe Group. Be sure to visit the Kelly Ann Harris Team Facebook page at the link below to find out all the details!  https://www.facebook.com/kellyanneharristeam/ On this weeks episode of the Employer Blueprint Podcast, we are excited to present The Kelly Anne Harris Team of Keller Williams Elite. 10 years ago, Kelly Anne Harris was a single mom living off credit card debt, had recently lost her job, and was about to lose her home. As she was trying to find employment during a terrible time in our country’s economy, Kelly Anne decided to become a Realtor for a best friend who was trying to find homes to flip for profit. During the first year in her new career path, as Kelly Anne recalls in the podcast, even though things were tough, she worked diligently to succeed and knocked on every door in her town. This continued until three years later Kelly Anne Harris was the number one Realtor in the area. The story of Kelly Anne Harris could end there with success and a happy ending except success wasn’t happy. In fact it was the opposite, when even though she managed to do 142 transactions that year with only herself and an assistant, Kelly Anne’s life was spinning out of control. She knew she had to do something because her health and her family life were suffering, and that was when Kelly Anne learned about a team concept being adopted by other Realtors while she was on a trip at a realtor convention. Kelly Anne decided to pursue this ideas of having a team of Realtors and she began doing research and visiting other offices who had already adopted the business model. One of Kelly Anne’s very first team members is also a guest on this weeks podcast, Kelsey Jarboe. After the addition of Kelsey, within a year and a half, the new Kelly Anne Harris Team was able to double the previous year to 242 transactions and 40 million dollars in production. The team concept has also allowed Kelly Anne to pursue other ventures such as an independent brokerage with multiple locations and a property management company. Currently the Kelly Anne Harris Team has multiple agents and two are on this weeks Employer Blueprint podcast with Kelly Anne. Kelsey Jarboe has been with the Kelly Anne Harris group since the beginnings of the team forming, and Denise Jarboe has been with the team for a year. Both Kelsey and Denise tell their stories from different perspectives on how they became involved in Real Estate and how much the Leadership of Kelly Anne Harris has changed their lives. You don’t want to miss this episode as Kyle dives into a lot of great topics while interviewing some very successful entrepreneurs who work by the motto, “you can teach skill all day, but you can’t teach hustle.”  To find out more about Kelly Anne Harris and the Kelly Anne Harris Team, or if you are looking to potentially start a new career in Real Estate and think a team environment would be right for you, visit  https://www.owensborokyrealty.com where you will find resources available including a careers section of the website.  Enjoy this weeks episode and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any future episodes of The Employer Blueprint Podcast. 

33mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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The Formula for Small Business Success w Alison Vidotto

Before we get started today, the Employer Blueprint Podcast would like to share with you a free resource we have created to help you develop your leadership skills. The free resource consists of the four strategies that great leaders use to increase retention, build loyalty amongst their team, and help them lead high-performing teams. You can get this free download by visiting http://www.theemployerblueprint.com/greatleaders. This completely free resource also comes with an offer for our online training course. Visit the website today for your free download. Have you ever wish there was a formula to help you succeed in business? There are many statistics out there that talk about when and why businesses fail.  It’s been said that 50% of businesses will fail in the first five years, and 70% in the first 10 years, and many business owners try hard not to land in one of those statistics. Today’s guest on The Employer Blueprint Podcast has created a 6 step process to avoid being one of those statistics. In this episode Kyle and Allison Vidotto break down a couple of the six areas, and really dive in to how Alison helps Small Businesses avoid these pitfalls.  According to her website https://pushbusinesstraining.com, Alison has a goal to help other small business owners to have long term success through business training and mentoring offered by her companies, Vidotto Group and Push! Training, where she is the CEO. Alison Vidotto is a business trainer and mentor, published author, professional speaker, and the founder of the Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam. On January 21st 2020, Alison will offer a free training webinar that will cover Small Business success strategies, and you can join that webinar by visiting the website above and clicking the pop up link for the free webinar.  Thank You for tuning in to the Employer Blueprint Podcast, please make sure you subscribe to catch other exciting episodes in the future, and be sure to write us a review wherever you get your podcasts. If you have any questions, or if you are interested in sponsoring an episode,  please don’t hesitate to reach out to podcast@employerblueprint.com. 

33mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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EP 60, Amanda Owen

Business Playmakers podcast presents one of many special episodes where we go back to the beginning, when the sound quality wasn't as good, and remix. Proudly we would like to welcome Amanda Owen to the Business Playmakers podcast! Amanda Owen was multi year All State competitive softball player in high school, and that drive and passion led right into her professional career. Amanda went to college to pursue her passion in teaching special education and began her career in the school system, however Amanda always felt like there was more that she could do to give back to those with developmental disabilities. That experience led to the idea she had which later became the non-profit she founded and continues to lead today called Puzzle Pieces. Puzzle Pieces is an activity day center for individuals with special needs. Amanda’s passion and drive are very rare and infectious as well as inspiring. It was an honor for Business Playmakers to have Amanda on the show and we are certain that this show will not only be an inspiration to others as to what can be done to grow and drive business, but more importantly what can be done to give back to others and support a community.  www.puzzle-pieces.org Welcome to Business Playmakers, the podcast that meets with innovators, trailblazers, and leaders to learn about their experience and what success really means. Hosted by entrepreneur and leadership coach, Kyle Gorman.  Business Playmakers is presented by Employer Blueprint. Employer Blueprint is dedicated to management and leadership development through one on one coaching and group seminars. You can find free resources from Employer Blueprint through YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. For more information simply visit www.employerblueprint.com.

50mins

12 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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EP 75, Kyle Gorman Presenting the 4 Walls of Management Part 3 of 3

Welcome to part three of a special presentation of Business Playmakers podcast where we present The Four Walls of Management by Kyle Gorman.  First thing, we want to remind you to subscribe and leave a review for the podcast. If you haven’t listened to the the last three weeks, be sure to listen to part 1 and 2 before checking out part 3 in this three part series.  In part one Kyle talks about building a Foundation for your walls to stand on. Part two focused on Defining clear expectations and allowing the Autonomy to fail. In part three Kyle talks about when it is ok to be social with your team in Sociability, and how to recognize others for their achievements in the way they want to be recognized. Enjoy this special presentation and be sure to tune in again next week as we will be back to our regular interview style format. The guest next week is going to be amazing!

30mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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Re-Defining Your Brand with CEO of Your Brand by Design, Amber Griffiths

This weeks guest is Branding Strategist, Speaker, Branding Rock Star, and CEO of Your Brand by Design, Amber Griffiths. According to Amber’s LinkedIn page, Your Brand by Design was launched in 2007 in order to help entrepreneurs convey their message through their own unique voice. Your Brand by Design seeks to attract clients to businesses by allowing it to be authentic to the business owner, and strives to help business owners create a RockStar Brand.  Amber graduated from Southern Utah University with a bachelors degree in Marketing, Public Relations, and Interpersonal Communications. After spending seven years as the VP of Marketing for Prudential Utah Real Estate, Amber founded Your Brand by Design in 2007.  ”The reason your business is different is because you are your business.” ~ Amber Griffiths. you can find more information and connect with Your Brand by Design and Amber Griffiths at http://www.yourbrandbydesign.com.  Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoyed the Employer Blueprint podcast. Please subscribe so you don’t miss an episode!

31mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #14

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Developing a Self-Directed Team w. Grant Botma

This week’s episode of the Employer Blueprint Podcast we are extremely honored to present Grant Botma. Grant is the founder of Stewardship, and Culture Course.  It was through Stewardship, a financial services firm that helps its clients with lending, insurance, and investment advice, that Grant became very successful and learned to build a business by loving people and providing excellent service. With that growth came the need to hire employees and Grant found himself challenged with finding the right team of individuals who could be self directed so that he could continue growing the business. Stewardship was already operating with a small team when one of Grant’s key employees wanted to quit and follow his passion for mission work over seas. This is when Grant took a hard look at himself, his leadership style, and his company's culture. Through much research and the success of implementing strategies into his own business, Grant founded an online course called Culture Course, a system created to help business owners build a team of thriving employees.  Stewardship has been named one of Inc. 5000 Fasted Growing Companies in America. Grant Botma has also earned several awards such as Top Agent Magazine's Cover Agent, Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under the Age of 35, and is a number one Best Selling Author on Amazon.  To find more information about Grant and his companies, please be sure to visit the websites below.  www.culturecourse.com https://stewardship.pro/

36mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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The Value of Networking w. SJ Barakony

This week on the Employer Blueprint Podcast, we will be talking with SJ Barakony about the power of networking in our business. We have all been through it, there are 1 million different networking events available. Some are formal and others are informal. Often networking meetings are available to those that sign up as members for a fee, and others are community driven by way of a non profit or local chamber. For some people, the idea of attending an event where they are able to work a room and meet new people is a dream come true. This is the situation for an obvious extravert, however the opposite is true for someone who is an introvert. This can be a dreaded moment, when an introverted person has to go to a networking event, because they are forced to be removed from their comfort zone. Whatever your outlook, networking in any capacity is very valuable if you rely on relationships with others to do business. It is also important to add that networking properly is the key to developing solid relationships.  Employer Blueprint Podcast is proud to present the Founder of Service Before Self Leadership, SJ Barakony. SJ is a Consultant, Mentor, and Advisor to those that have found themselves to be unsuccessful with traditional educations methods. SJ is an edu-prenuer with nearly 8 years experience and has been involved in groups such as the Young Entrepreneur’s Academy, and Teen Entrepreneurial Camp. SJ is also involved with H7 Network, a networking group that was started in Ohio, and in this episode he will talk about the importance of networking and how to be effective in your networking efforts. It is always important when networking to build depth of relationship. It is very easy to walk into a networking event, see everyone in the room, meet everyone in the room, but never build a relationship with anyone. When that happens it takes away the opportunity to really connect, which then hinders the ability to gain new clients or make any money. We hope you enjoy as topics like these and many more are covered in the podcast. Thanks, and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.  You can find out more information about H7 Network and SJ Barakony by visiting the websites below.  Www.h7network.com Www.Servicebeforeleadership.com

34mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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Kyle Gorman with a Special Happy Holidays Message and a Free Gift!

Thanks for turning into this weeks episode of the Employer Blueprint Podcast. In the short episode Kyle would like take the opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We appreciate everyone of you who tune in to the podcast every week, and we hope that you find value in each and every episode. In this episode Kyle also announces a free giveaway. By going to https://www.ebinfluencers.com/greatleaders you will be able to download the free PDF titled “The Four Principals to Great Leadership”. This guide will help you discover how great leaders are successful at leading, developing, and retaining high performing teams while also creating loyalty amongst their teams. Along with the download you will also receive a coupon code that will allow you to be a part of the Influencers Academy at 75% off the normal price. Thanks again to our listeners and if there are any topics you want covered on the podcast or through a video seen on LinkedIn or Facebook in 2020, please feel free to reach out! 

3mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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EP 68, John Hopper

Business Playmakers podcast is excited to bring you the CEO of Hopper Construction Company, and the Founder and CEO of The Greatest On The Planet, John Hopper. When John started his career journey it was to go to college to be an architect, and after finding out from his professor that there was no money in architecture, he decided to pursue a career in construction. John worked in the construction industry during college and after college until he became a project manager with a large construction company. John worked his way up to be the head person in charge after the owners of the company, and was on track to be an owner himself because 2 of the owners were planning to sell out. John was putting his heart and soul into this company on the impression that one day he would be an owner and building a legacy for the future of the company. To his surprise the company was sold without his knowledge and he was not given the opportunity. John immediately went to work for a competitor and found the grass on the other side was not as green or as profitable. According to John, the company didn’t know how to make money. Frustrated, John decided he was going to start his own construction company and was doing well for a start up business with no customers, but things got even better as his previous boss from the company that was sold needed his help. Through that, John’s first year in business ,after starting Hopper Construction Company in 1999, he was able to contract six million dollars in construction jobs. In this episode of Business Playmakers John tells in detail the ins and outs of the construction industry, and gives a perspective that is rarely told. John has also started an employee coaching and retention business called The Greatest on the Planet, where he trains employers to have unifiable employees. Enjoy, and to find out more about John Hopper, you can visit the websites below. Thanks for tuning in to the Business Playmakers podcast! You can find more information about John on Facebook and Linked In by searching John Hopper and The Greatest on the Planet.  https://thegreatestontheplanet.com http://www.hopper-construction.com/home.html

1hr 9mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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Special Episode Featuring Kyle Gorman, Recruiting and Coaching Advice

Good morning everyone, happy Monday and you are tuned in to the Employer Blueprint Podcast. My name is Dedrick Jackson and I will be your host today. We have a very special episode and something I have been wanting to do for a long time now. Being that Kyle is away wrapping up some business after the Thanksgiving Holiday I have decided to put together a mashup of some of the regular content that is distributed to our social media platforms. As many of you know, Kyle often posts short educational videos to his LinkedIn and Facebook Pages covering a range of topics from How to Aquire Top Talent For your organization, How to Retain Employees, to even How to know when it’s right to Fire Employees. In this episode of The Employer Blueprint Podcast, you will hear the audio from some of these videos that have become so popular on social media.  Before we jump into that I would like to add something from my own personal experience. I met Kyle in 2013 when I interviewed for  job at what was then Gorman Recruiting and I feel like I not only acquired a boss that day but also a mentor and a friend. As many of you know, who have seen Kyle in person or on a video, he has a very recognizable feature being his beard. As I was setting in front of him during the job interview in 2013, I said to Kyle that if growing a beard was a requirement for the job, I was not his guy because I was not able to grow one. This doesn’t sound like something someone should say in a job interview and it could have been very weird, however the next week I found myself working in Business Development for Gorman Recruiting. During my time with Gorman recruiting I found a love for Marketing and content creation on social media, and even though this was not what I was hired for, Kyle supported me and encouraged me to follow my passion while still allowing my skills to play a role in his organization. Most importantly Kyle even supported me when I came to him and told him I didn’t want to work for him any longer and I wanted to start my own business. I say all of that to say this, Kyle is not one of those bosses that constantly pours Gatorade over his own head celebrating his victories. He is very human in his decision making, as noted by even hiring me in the first place, and he is a servant leader in how he manages his team. The bottom line of his business comes second to supporting his employees and making sure they are able to fulfill their dreams and accomplish their goals. Oftentimes Coaches and content creators fill their 1 to 2 minute spots with things they don’t practice, and if your like me you often wonder if they really believe in what they are talking about, or if they are trying to get likes and views by saying something that sounds good from an article they read. Let me met you know, and this is from someone who has seen him when the cameras are off, Kyle Gorman definitely practices what he preaches, in life, an in business. So enjoy the episode and be sure to search Kyle Gorman on LinkedIn for more weekly content, and also search Employer Blueprint on Facebook and LinkedIn as well to follow the pages and connect with Kyle. Thanks, my name is Dedrick Jackson owner of JustU Marketing and I approve this message! https://www.linkedin.com/in/realkylegorman/ https://www.facebook.com/employerblueprint/ Song credit- Out of the Grey by Stephen Keech https://app.soundstripe.com/songs/5535

18mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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EP 70, Malcolm Bryant

Business Playmakers is honored to re-release an early episode of the Business Playmakers podcast featuring Malcolm Bryant, in honor of his recent induction into the Business Hall of Fame, by Junior Achievement of Western Kentucky. You will find in today’s episode that the Hall of Fame induction is very well deserved for an entrepreneur who is known for being analytical, conscious of others thoughts and feelings, as well as being a very people-centric. The knowledge he shares with the Business Playmakers audience is priceless and Malcolm is a servant leader who pays attention to detail while empowering everyone around him. Congratulations to Malcolm Bryant on winning such a prestigious award. 

51mins

22 Jan 2019

Rank #20