Aug

24

TEE 079: Passion #1 Ingredient

Sarah Pittenger

What are you passionate about? Are you living your passion? In episode 79 of the Executive Edge Podcast entrepreneur Sarah Pittenger shares how she has turned her passion into a thriving business.

Sarah Pittenger is dedicated to infusing creativity into everything she does. Sarah studied Graphic Design at Boston University with Alston Purvis as her mentor, obtaining a Masters of Fine Arts in 2009. She has worked in a variety of design-centric rolls over the last decade mostly in higher education—Boston College, Boston University and the University of Colorado—and also with the David Allen Company.

Sarah is the founder of Lady Hanover Press in Brunswick, Georgia where she specializes in letter press work. She is a forward-thinking, classically-trained designer with a strong understanding of design fundamentals: typography, proportion, scale, color and composition. Sarah enjoys working with both old and new technology to create relevant, fun, and witty designs.

Highlights from this episode:
- Turning a passion into a career
- Identifying the thread in your passion
- How mentors are critical to finding your passion
- Flexibility as an entrepreneur
- Staying motivated when times are slow
- How networking is key
- Find what you are good at and work hard
- Integrating into the community
- Importance of responding

Tips:
1. Research
2. Practice
3. Network

To connect with Sarah, go to www.LadyHanoverPress.com.

Tapping into your passion can deliver huge results. If I can assist you in that process, please email me at Linda@lhyatesconsulting.com.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Jun

22

TEE 076: Trust Your Instincts with James Slotten

James Slotten

Do you listen to the voice inside? How has your instincts helped you fulfill your goals? In episode 76 of The Executive Edge podcast Jamie Slotten share’s how he has achieved his goals by trusting his instincts.

James Slotten has over 25 years of experience in integrated marketing communications including positioning, brand and marketing communications, primary and secondary research, content development, direct response and digital marketing in corporate and agency environments. “Jamie” has worked with a wide range of consumer, business-to-business, technology, and health care clients including Nestle Beverages, McDonald’s (Youth Marketing Group), Scholastic Book Clubs, Wilson Golf, American Medical Association Insurance, CIBA-Vision, Ameritech, BellSouth Mobility, Internet Security Services, CDW, Women’s Foodservice Forum and Wellcentive.

He is also former Director, Marketing Communications for EarthLink.

In addition, Jamie facilitated presentation skills training in the United States, the UK and Canada following his graduation from Northwestern University with an MA in Communication Studies. He earned his BA in English and History from St. Olaf College.

A Chicago native, Jamie and his wife Debbie live on St. Simons Island with their two dogs, Scout and Hawkeye.

Highlights from this episode:
- Being versatile
- Preparing for the worst-case scenario
- Ability to control your destiny
- How to handle your weaknesses
- Leadership hard knocks
- Understanding what your good at and what you’re not
- Your career or business is usually not a straight line
- Getting feedback from your customers
- Understanding what drives your customer’s needs
- Networking is not a one-way street
- Do what you do well
- Do what you say you are going to do

Tips:
1. Get your plan on paper
2. Focus and execute
3. Identify and understand your audience
4. Be a strong team player
5. Offer to help others
6. Trust your instincts

To connect with Jamie, send him an email at jslotten@gmail.com.

Confidence comes when you trust your instincts and then act. If I can assist you in that process, please email me at Linda@lhyatesconsulting.com.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Jun

8

TEE 075: Embracing the Mirror with Linda Yates

Linda Yates

Does it frighten you to look in the mirror? What do you like about the image reflecting back? In episode 75 of the Executive Edge podcast Linda Yates shares how embracing the mirror can assist you in energizing your image from the inside out.

In this episode, you will learn the following:
- How to recognize your strengths
- How to gently receive constructive feedback
- How image stylists look at the mirror
- How the mirror is a powerful tool to build confidence

The mirror is not a tool to be frighten of. The mirror can illuminate the authentic you. As you embrace the mirror light and love will shine back at you. The power that provides is a more confident, polished and positive you. If you would like help on your journey please email me at Linda@lhyatesconsulting.com.

Be sure to sign up for our FREE eBook: Uncover the Possible – 12 Keys to Success.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, and Beyond the Clothes, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Apr

21

TEE 072: Choices with Rick Townsend

Rick Townsend

What choices have you made that you would make again? What choices would you not make? In episode 72 of The Executive Edge podcast Rick Townsend share’s how his motivation for the choices he has made has come from wanting to give back.

Rick Townsend’s career in education spans over two decades. During this time, he has served as a teacher, coach, career-technology supervisor, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and acting superintendent. His career includes working with all levels pre-kindergarten through twelfth, rural to suburban, and economically disadvantaged to wealthier systems around the State of Georgia. He is in his seventh year at the Golden Isles College & Career Academy.

Dr. Townsend is a graduate of Reinhardt College, the University of Georgia, and the State University of West Georgia. He completed requirements for a Doctor of Education in School Improvement from the State University of West Georgia in 2011.

Dr. Townsend is a member of many professional organizations. He was recently selected to serve on the Ford Next Generation Learning National Council. Dr. Townsend was also selected previously for the Georgia Leadership Academy’s Institute for New Leaders and the Superintendents Professional Development Program, a two-year executive level program. He has also participated in the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement, the Georgia School Superintendents Association Human Resources Institute and was inducted into the Phi Delta Kappa educational honor society.

Dr. Townsend has been active in many community and philanthropic organizations, which include Kiwanis, Lions Club, and United Way. Recently, he was selected to attend the Kiwanis International Convention in Toronto, Canada as a voting delegate and is immediate past-president for Brunswick Kiwanis Club.

He lives on St Simons Island with his wife Carolyn, and their three daughters, Haley, Emily and Molly.

Highlights from this episode:
- Joy of giving back
- Impact on the rising generation
- Making a career choice for the future
- Establish a network to accomplish your goals
- Seeking how to build relationships
- Stay true to your values
- Don’t be afraid of different views
- Be confident in all you do
- Evaluating who should be on your team
- Keep your options open

Tips:
1. Mix your passion with profitability
2. Evaluate your options
3. Enjoy your daily tasks

To connect with Rick, go to LinkedIn or www.GICA.us.

Crossroads occur during our journey. Being able to anticipate the outcome of our choices is a skill. Others can influence and guide us through those crossroads. We are not alone and don’t have to be. If I can assist you in that process, please email me at Linda@lhyatesconsulting.com.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Apr

15

TEE 073: HR Trends

SHRM Jacksonville Conf

From the street:

This episode of The Executive Edge is a series of interviews with Human Resource professionals. I had the opportunity to attend the Society of Human Resource Management “SHRM” Jacksonville, Florida chapter 9th Annual conference and asked them what HR trends they are seeing today.

A special thank you to Natasha Slaughter for the opportunity!

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Apr

14

TEE 071: Tackling Projects with Nick Raithel

Nick Raithel

How do you go about tackling projects? Have you ever felt overwhelmed by them? Have you ever wanted to write a book? Whether you are writing a book, starting a business or you have a project looming episode 71 of The Executive Edge podcast provides some great tips to accomplish your goals.

Nick Raithel is the creator of “The 7 Hour Book”. This proven system allows any executive or entrepreneur to get their own professionally-published book while spending only 7 hours of their time on it.

With the 7-Hour Book, Nick is on a mission to help executives and entrepreneurs. Time and again, he’s seen individuals in nearly every community who have incredible stories and expertise to share. A book would be the ultimate way for them to share their insights, stand out from their competitors, and succeed in their businesses. Yet the issue always seems to be that no one has any time.

Seeing this, Nick combined advanced time management strategies with his own experiences in publishing and marketing. The result was “The 7-Hour Book”, a service that’s been delighting clients ever since.

Highlights from this episode:
- Taking big projects and breaking them down
- Questioning assumptions
- Building something from scratch
- How to keep pressing forward
- Getting of the way of our own progress
- How a book can be a business card
- Step by step process to accomplish your goals
- Suggested book: Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
- Expose yourself to a variety of ideas to stimulate creativity
- Rising above challenges
- Celebrate your individuality

Tips:
1. Time your tasks
2. Just start
3. Think big

To connect with Nick, go to www.ContentCorps.net

No matter what the project is, you have the ability to tackle it. All it takes is consistent momentum and you will see your goal realized. If I can assist you in that process, please email me at Linda@lhyatesconsulting.com.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Apr

7

TEE 070: Mentors are the Edge – Brian Halley

Brian Halley

Have you ever struggled and didn’t not where to turn? Mentors are the edge in order to move forward. In episode 70 of the Executive Edge podcast Brian Halley shares how mentors provided the way to build a six-figure business.

Brian Halley is the founder of Right Think, a company dedicated to helping small businesses access the secrets of branding that have traditionally been only available to big brands with big marketing budgets. In order for small businesses to gain ground and grow in today’s overcrowded marketplace, it is imperative that business owners receive a sound branding education and apply branding principles to their businesses.

With 20 years of design experience, working with brands like Reebok, Nordic Track, Harry Potter, Jelly Belly and the NBA, and building his own brand from scratch, Brian brings extraordinary value to small businesses by helping them understand that a brand is much more than a logo, and how creating a brand strategy based on his 4 Pillars of Branding, will advance a brand visually, drive effective, targeted marketing plans and guide important business decisions throughout the life of a brand.

Highlights from this episode:
- Inspirational moment from an historical event
- Power of mentors
- Learning to “relearn”
- How experiences from others can be a roadmap to success
- How ignorance can be a stumbling block
- How to enhance a brand that has already been created
- The path from a corporate job to entrepreneurship
- Mindset is the first step to making your dreams come true
- Not giving up on your idea
- Pros and cons of entrepreneurship
- Keeping priorities in line with your values
- Living to the purpose of your life
- How to work with your spouse and make it work
- Discovering untapped strengths
- How hiring a coach can take your further faster

Tips:
1. Desire with all of your heart
2. Commitment to go all the way
3. Believe your dreams and goals can come true

To connect with Brian, go to www.Right-Think.com.

Whether you are thinking about starting a business, struggling with the business you have or are wanting to accomplish a new goal or dream, mentors are the edge for you to utilize in order to make it happen. Mentors and coaches have perspective and that perspective will save you time and money.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

31

TEE 069: Hungry for Happiness with Dave Snyder

Dave Snyder

Are you hungry for happiness? What stirs your passion? In episode 69 of The Executive Edge podcast Dave Snyder, Owner and Executive Chef shares how being hungry for happiness is the key to success.
For Dave Snyder, the past three decades have been filled with culinary pursuits from New England to his beloved South. Born and raised in Michigan, his unabashed passion for cooking began in high school and college at the University of Georgia when he quickly discovered a preference for the kitchen over the classroom.

Following graduation from the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, he moved to New York City, gaining experience and sharpening his skills at The Essex House, Zoe, Union Square Café, and The Mark while serving under top chefs who prided themselves on training the next generation of chefs. Heading south, Dave became executive chef at Azalea in Atlanta before moving to St Simons Island, Georgia as chef at J Mac’s. In 2000, he opened Halyardstr on St. Simons and, in 2006, opened Tramici. These two sister operations, along with Halyards Catering, comprise Halyard Restaurant Group.

His two restaurants, perennially ranked the Island’s and region’s most popular, enable Dave to share his love of hospitality, food, and how the two intertwine to create memorable culinary experiences, including his monthly cooking classes focusing on how great food enhances life. Drawing on his relationships with local fishermen and farmers, Dave demonstrates to eager guests how the best ingredients make a tremendous difference in the quality of the food, the sustainability of the environment and the financial strength of the local economy. He serves on the Advisory Panel for Snapper/Grouper Species for the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and has worked with the South Atlantic Fishermen’s Association to improve the sustainability and health of the South Atlantic, the availability of local fish and the financial future and heritage of the fishing industry.

The Georgia Restaurant Association named Dave a finalist for Restaurateur of the Year in 2012 and selected him as one of four chefs to represent the GRA’s Georgia Grown program in 2013. In 2014, Dave was selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Restaurant Association.

Halyards and Tramici were named 2014 Businesses of the Year by the Brunswick and Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce.

Dave self-published a cookbook and produces and sells a housemade Marinara sauce from the recipe he created for Tramici. His other projects include plans to grow olives for producing extra virgin olive oil to serve at his restaurants.

Deeply devoted to community service, Dave serves on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce, Coastal Symphony of Georgia, The Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia and Hospice of the Golden Isles. Dave is a founding board member of the St. Simons Food & Spirits Festival, benefitting Hospice of the Golden Isles. He also serves on the Culinary Board for College of Coastal Georgia and is an active supporter of local numerous area organizations including The St. Simons Land Trust, Cystic Fibrosis and The Humane Society of South Coastal Georgia. He is also involved in events and fundraisers at local schools where he hopes to inspire the next generation of chefs and restaurant leaders.

Dave’s most recent venture, Hook & Knife Charters, combines his skills and passion for fishing with those of preparing and serving catches to delighted charter guests at his restaurants. To learn more about these unique experiences, visit HookandKnifeCharters.com. Dave also loves to venture to Islamorada in the Florida Keys–his home away from home.

Highlights from this episode:
- Happiness in places you wouldn’t expect
- Being hungry leads to fulfillment and success
- Finding balance
- Letting go and letting others step in to support
- Getting one more thing out of each day
- Lessons taught by parents
- How to create happiness for oneself and others
- How to find your passion
- Asking questions leads to growth
- Define specific goals
- What’s the next goal
- Your “why” can evolve
- Impact from building a business
- Your number one asset as a CEO
- How to treat a variety of personalities
- Lessons learned from mistakes
- How mentors help you grow

Tips:
1. Take time to listen to others
2. Make balance a priority
3. Keep reading

To connect with and follow Dave on Instagram: ChefDaveSnyder or www.Halyardrestaurantgroup.com Or www.HookandKnifeCharters.com.

Striving for happiness is not just a trait for entrepreneurs. Happiness is possible. Your outlook is the first step to being happy. Staying hungry, being curious are the next steps to making your dreams a reality.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

24

TEE 068: Entrepreneur Mindset with Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

What is an entrepreneur mindset? What makes an entrepreneur tick? Episode 68 does a deep dive with Kevin Johnson, author and long-time entrepreneur.

Kevin D. Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Media Inc., has over 16 years of experience leading his award-winning marketing and communications company that serves many FORTUNE 100 businesses. As an innovative leader, he has appeared on CNN, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, Oprah Radio, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Before founding his company in 2000, he engineered web applications and produced computer software for leading companies such as IBM, CNN, and Arthur Andersen Worldwide. Hailing from Boston, Kevin attended Morehouse College in Atlanta where he studied computer science as a NASA scholar and Spanish, graduating with honors. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys working with nonprofits, listening to salsa and jazz, playing piano in his Latin band, reading, golfing, traveling, and running marathons. Kevin published the bestselling book, The Entrepreneur Mind, which has been #1 on Amazon since its launch in 2013.

What we learned from this episode:
- How persistence pays off
- An average of 11 years to make a million dollars
- What it takes to reach big revenue goals
- How to keep being persistent
- Fear of going back to a 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. position
- How to find the right people
- Changing challenges into necessities
- The amount of an entrepreneur struggles the greater your success
- How success can be leveraged to help others
- What problems Kevin and his team solve
- Thinking as an entrepreneur
- How your “why” can change
- Inspiration to change your life
- How important creating a tight-knit team
- Finding common ground

Tips:
1. Make sure you solve a problem
2. You don’t have to launch a perfect product
3. Surround yourself with innovative and inspiring people

To connect with Kevin, go to twitter: @bizwizkevin or www.johnsonmedia.com

You don’t have to be an entrepreneur to have the entrepreneur mindset. If you apply the persistence and the other tips we covered today you will be successful in whatever venture you pursue.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!

Mar

10

TEE 066: Big Mindset with Donald Kelly

Donald Kelly

Have you ever had a dream you thought was impossible? What mindset do you need to make that dream a reality? Donald Kelly, The Sales Evangelist shares how having a vision is one of the steps to do big things on episode 66 of the Executive Edge podcast.

Donald is the host of the popular sales podcast, “The Sales Evangelist”. He is the founder of The Sales Evangelist Consulting Firm where he helps small companies develop killer sales process to scale their business and increase growth.

Donald is also an award-winning speaker, sales trainer, and coach. He’s a big fan of traveling, South Florida staycations and high-quality family time. Donald has a belief that “anyone” can sell if they have the desire and receives the proper training.

Some of the highlights from this episode:
- Being personable and approachable
- Positive mindset
- Effective processes = positive results
- How a little idea turned into a business
- How to keep going when you are tired
- How not to quit
- Where to market your business
- Keep a big focus
- Master the details
- Focus on the most important now
- Thinking and acting like an entrepreneur while working for someone else
- Laying out a detail plan

Tips:
1. Know your “why”
2. Know your ideal customer
3. Have a vision

You can connect with and follow Donald Kelly @ www.TheSalesEvangelist.com.

Little things determine the big outcomes. Your mindset is the key to unlock the door of possibility. You get what you focus on. What are you focusing on now that is serving you? What are you focusing on now that’s holding you back? Your mindset is the first step to accomplishing your dreams.

Thank you for listening to The Executive Edge podcast! Please leave a question so we can address it on the podcast so you can uncover, realize and accomplish your potential!

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Linda H. Yates – The Image Energizer is a highly-sought Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer. She has produced over 250 educational seminars on helping individuals and businesses uncover, realize and accomplish their goals. Host of The Executive Edge podcast and author of Beyond the Clothes, and the audio course and workbook 6 Steps to ENERGIZE Your Personal Brand, Linda Yates believes that NOTHING is Impossible!