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Team Growth Think Tank with Allison Blake & Elisa Van Arnam

Employee Ownership Without Financial Tools with Allison Blake and Elisa Van Arnam at SoulKu

Fast-growth companies have one common approach to alignment and cohesion. It is creating a culture of employee ownership. You don’t have to use financial tools and strategies to make this happen. Today’s guest is Allison Blake and Elisa Van Arnam, Co-founders at SoulKu. Inc Magazine ranked their company #944 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. SoulKu is a mother-owned and operated inspirational jewelry company and is based in Asheville, NC. All of their products are handcrafted by work-from-home moms in Asheville, NC. Allison and Elisa share how employee ownership is a part of their culture. We talk about how profit sharing and options are not required.

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Team Growth Think Tank with Evan Horowitz

Embracing Failure and a Culture of Joy with Evan Horowitz at Movers+Shakers

If you want innovation, then embracing failure is required. You want people to feel safe sharing their ideas, even the crazy ones. Many fast-growth companies have people that are embracing failure in a regular basis. Today’s guest is Evan Horowitz, Co-Founder & CEO at Movers+Shakers. Inc Magazine ranked his company #78 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Movers+Shakers is a disruptive creative agency on a mission to spread joy. By connecting brands to culture, Movers+Shakers drive brand love. Evan shares his experiences around embracing failure. We talk about why failure is misunderstood and how embracing failure is a path to success.

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Team Growth Think Tank with Ben Hodson

Aligning Culture with Mission with Ben Hodson at JobNimbus

Every business has a mission. The idea is to know how to use it strategically. There is power in aligning culture with mission, and it drives company growth. Today’s guest is Ben Hodson, Co-Founder & CEO at JobNimbus. Inc Magazine ranked his company #543 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. JobNimbus is an all-in-one hub for roofing businesses. With JobNimbus, you can track sales, jobs, and tasks from a single, simplified interface. Ben gives his perspective on aligning culture with mission. We explore why this matters when you want to grow your company.

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Team Growth Think Tank with Jill Ellsworth

Employee-centric Focus to Fast Growth with Jill Ellsworth at Willow Industries

Leaders often believe company success comes down to how well you can deliver value to your customers. However, that is not everything. In fact, having an employee-centric focus is required to scale your business. Today’s guest is Jill Ellsworth, Founder & CEO at Willow Industries. Inc Magazine ranked her company #205 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Willow Industries provides cutting-edge technology for post-harvest microbial decontamination in cannabis. Jill shares about having an employee-centric focus and its impact on company growth. She gives you the core strategies that support the employee-centric focus they have adopted.

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Team Growth Think Tank with Everett Harper

How Diversity and Inclusion Drive Growth with Everett Harper at Truss

Every business has challenges that must be overcome. As your company grows beyond product-market fit, you want to figure out your Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) approach. This topic is often misunderstood, and figuring it out will give you an advantage. Today’s guest is Everett Harper, CEO and Co-Founder at Truss. Inc Magazine ranked his company #553 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Truss helps your product, design, and engineering teams work together to produce high-quality, iterative software quickly without putting customer data or safety at risk. Everett and I talk about diversity and inclusion in today’s economy. It isn’t very easy and requires you to be open-minded for sure. Diversity and inclusion are areas of leadership that will challenge you as your company grows.

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Team Growth Think Tank with Lauren Collander

Learning from Other Leaders with Lauren Collander at LC Design Interiors

One way of expanding your capacity to lead is learning from other leaders. It may be mentors, coaches, or others in your peer network. Today’s guest is Lauren Collander, the Owner / Interior Designer at LC Interiors. Inc Magazine ranked her company #681 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. LC Interiors is a full-service interior design company that does more than make your space look beautiful. Lauren shares the value of learning from other leaders. We look at the styles of leadership that are necessary as your company grows and moves through different cycles.

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Team Growth Think Tank with Garik Goldsheyd

Leading Remotely in Today’s New World with Garik Goldsheyd

Virtual workers are commonplace for many businesses. Workers are demanding freedom. Leading remotely comes with particular challenges that you must understand. Today’s guest is Garik Goldsheyd, Co-Founder & CEO at TheoremReach. Inc Magazine ranked his company #116 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. TheoremReach powers millions of surveys and helps publishers monetize their apps while gaining powerful user insights. Garik talks about leading remotely in today’s business world. He gives you insight into what works and didn’t work when leading remotely.

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Team Growth Think Tank with Craig Henderson

Military Leadership Advantages and Disadvantages in Business with Craig Henderson at Extract Labs

You have many leadership styles to choose from. We often look at how military leadership experience can guide us to a new level of growth. In my experience, there are advantages and disadvantages to military leadership strategies. Today’s guest is Craig Henderson, CEO at Extract Labs. Inc Magazine ranked his company #615 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Extract Labs is a Boulder, Colorado-based full-service hemp extraction lab offering a proprietary line of boutique CBD-infused products. Craig shares how he uses his military leadership experience to drive growth. We look at how military leadership skills can get in the way of company growth.

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Team Growth Think Tank with Marcelo Parravicini

Embracing Humble Leadership with Marcello Parravicini at Cygnus Education

There is no single strategy or tactic for better leadership. Yet it is clear that if you don’t have a culture of humble leadership, you are likely to go in the wrong direction. Today’s guest is Marcelo Parravicini, CEO, Principal at Cygnus Education. Inc Magazine ranked his company #596 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Cygnus Education provides strategic marketing, communications, and enrollment management operations solutions to colleges and universities. Marcelo and I talk about humble leadership and why it is essential at this time. Join us as we look at what gets in the way of humble leadership.

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Team Growth Think Tank with Benjamin Tietje

Developing a Mindset for Fast Growth with Benjamin Tietje at Earthley Wellness

The beliefs and thoughts that you have determined your mindset. The mindset for fast growth leaders is different from companies that tend to grow more slowly. Today’s guest is Benjamin Tietje, Co-Founder & CEO at Earthley Wellness. Inc Magazine ranked his company #599 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Earthley Wellness is a manufacturer of natural health and wellness products, sold directly to consumers. Benjamin shares his mindset for fast growth strategies. We look beyond the traditional tactics that most people think drive growth. Discover the mindset for fast growth by listening to this podcast interview.

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Team Growth Think Tank with John Berkowitz

Realizing the Company’s Purpose with John Berkowitz at OJO Labs

Mission-driven companies know the power of purpose. The strategies of realizing the company’s purpose will help you create the kind of team that you always wanted. Today’s guest is John Berkowitz, Founder and CEO at OJO Labs. Inc Magazine ranked his company #49 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. OJO Labs provides the only solution homebuyers, sellers, and owners need to navigate the complex real estate landscape. John and I talk about realizing the company’s purpose. We share with you strategies to unite and align your people.

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Team Growth Think Tank with Brian Elrod

Promoting the Entrepreneur Spirit within the Company with Brian Elrod at Text Request

The entrepreneurial spirit is one reason why founders are driven to innovate. It can also be harnessed to grow your company. The entrepreneurial spirit throughout your people will help you overcome the challenges you face. Today’s guest is Brian Elrod, Co-Founder and CEO at Text Request. Inc Magazine ranked his company # 335 on the 2021 Inc 5000 list. Text Request helps businesses increase profits through powerful text messaging software. Brian talks about the entrepreneurial spirit and why it is vital to company growth. The entrepreneurial spirit is a force that unites the culture together.

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