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Onward Nation

America's best podcast for learning how today's top business owners Think, Act, & Achieve. Onward Nation is a five-day-a-week podcast hosted by Stephen Woessner, CEO of Predictive ROI. Business owners share the most influential lessons learned throughout their careers, including insights into their daily habits, their most vital priorities that have contributed to their business and personal success, and the most challenging time or situation that could have devastated or even ruined their businesses or careers. Business owners share their "recipes for success" including those systems they wish they had put into practice inside their business when first starting out. Each episode concludes with guests sharing two or three practical and tactical strategies they would recommend to brand new business owners in order to best ensure success in their new business and careers. Onward Nation provides business owners with the strategies and tactical step-by-step "recipe" that will help anyone make their business more systematic, predictable, measurable, and repeatable.
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Mar 25, 2020

Kathy Caprino, M.A. is an international career, executive and leadership coach, writer, speaker and trainer dedicated to the advancement of women in business. She is a former corporate Vice President, trained marriage and family therapist, seasoned coach and the author of Breakdown, Breakthrough. Kathy is also the Founder of Ellia Communications, Inc., a premier career coaching and consulting firm which offers career and leadership development programs including the Amazing Career Project online course, her Finding Brave podcast, and the Amazing Career Certification training for coaches. Kathy is a leading contributor on Forbes, Thrive Global and LinkedIn, a TEDx and keynote speaker, and a top media source on careers, leadership, and women’s issues.

For more info, visit kathycaprino.com and connect with Kathy on Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

What you will learn from this episode:

  • How career crisis after career crisis led Kathy to realize she urgently needed a change, and how she realized her focus and passion was to help professional women
  • Why professional expectations and attitude expectations differ between men and women, and why women
  • Kathy shares insights from her interview with Susan Sobbott, President of American Express OPEN, on how men and women need different things to succeed in business
  • How Kathy defines “power gaps” and why many women struggle to speak about how they stand out and what their special skills and talents are
  • Kathy defines her seven power gaps and explains why each is a problem that many women in business experience
  • Why it is important to recognize your talents and abilities that you are uniquely good at, rather than being modest
  • Why scary experiences are an opportunity to grow and strengthen yourself and should be embraced rather than avoided
  • Why the blocks and challenges you experience now are often a result of past trauma that you experienced at an earlier point in your life

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Mar 18, 2020

Upon graduating from college, John Dameron started a career with Marriott International. After almost seven years as a hotel manager, John was seeking more autonomy over his future and decided to change his course. He entered the financial services industry in 1997 and quickly found his niche in helping physicians with their personal finances. As he continued to gain experience in the medical community, John co-founded Spaugh Dameron Tenny in 2002. Today, Spaugh Dameron Tenny educates and advises physicians and dentists in more than 26 states.

What you will learn from this episode:

  • Why a family tradition of working in the financial sector inspired John to go into financial planning himself, and how he and his partners founded their business
  • Why financial issues are the number two cause of physician burnout, and how John and his team recognized they could assist with that issue through thought leadership
  • Why intentionality and team-driven content creation has been the secret sauce powering the growth of the business
  • What strong client feedback John and his team are receiving with regards to their thought leadership channels
  • Now niching down and focusing on just doctors and dentists was a difficult leap that proved to be one of the best moves the practice made
  • Why focusing on a specific niche helped the firm streamline their efforts and helped keep them from spreading themselves too thin
  • How John’s team taps into their deep well of experience to utilize in their thought leadership efforts
  • Why learning to delegate is a difficult challenge that business owners must master if they want their businesses to grow
  • Why, when you’re stuck on a project or idea, you shouldn’t be asking “how” to do it but should instead be asking “who” has the answers

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Mar 11, 2020

Laura Gassner Otting speaks with change agents, entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, and donors to get them past the doubt and indecision that consign their great ideas to limbo. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and catalytic perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic landscapes.

What you will learn from this episode:

  • Laura shares her fascinating career path and explains how she ended up working in the White House at age 21 helping to develop AmeriCorps
  • How Laura established her own firm, the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, and why she chose to exit the firm after nearly 15 years
  • Why exiting her firm was one of the greatest challenges of Laura’s life, and how she came up with an innovative exit strategy
  • Why everyone defines success differently, and why Laura defines her own success not by profitability but by happiness and free time
  • Why Laura decided to write her book Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life
  • Why Laura began to experience a lack of self-confidence, and how she wrote Limitless in just three weeks once inspiration struck
  • How Laura realized that putting clients’ problems first and offering clear solutions was the right path to take in her business
  • Laura shares a story of giving a signed copy of Limitless to Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts and then getting a booking on the show as a result
  • Why Laura believes that being authentic, offering value, and being open to possibility have been the keys to some of the incredible opportunities she has had

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Mar 4, 2020

As founder and President of Callis, a full-service ad agency located in Missouri in the heart of the Midwest, Cliff offers his agency’s clients more than 30 years of experience and expertise in marketing, advertising, and public relations.

Cliff has shared his marketing expertise speaking at events, as a contributing author to books and through his agency’s OUTthink thought leadership series. Cliff grew up in the retail business, working alongside his father and brother, where he first learned about the customer experience.

Cliff has been integral in leading the agency through the digital revolution. Callis specializes in the development of strategic and creative solutions with a focus on digital marketing and leveraging digital strategies with proven traditional approaches to get results. Today, he focuses his efforts on client, employee and public relations and working with clients to help grow their business.

He is also President of the Board of Directors of the Center for Human Services, a nationally acclaimed not-for-profit organization that serves those with disabilities. Cliff and his family reside outside Sedalia, Missouri, where he enjoys outdoor sports, travel, and the inspiration of life’s experiences.

What you will learn from this episode:

  • How Cliff founded his advertising agency, Callis, and why he chose to set up his business in the rural Midwest
  • How Cliff and his team at Callis decided to niche down and focus on advertising for rural American business clients
  • Why shifting their focus to rural businesses was a “scary” transition, and how positioning Callis as experts in rural business marketing has benefited the company
  • Why specializing in businesses wanting to market to rural America has brought new, unexpected business to Callis
  • What key daily habits, routines, and rituals help Cliff get into the right mindset and prepare himself for his day
  • Why Cliff believes that listening and people skills are vital components of his success, and why being able to communicate with a diverse audience is key
  • Cliff shares the story of an important lesson he learned from a mentor in his career and why he feels passionate about his role as a mentor to his team
  • Why Cliff meets with his direct reports once a week to work with them and provide mentorship and feedback, and why doing so is more than worth the time spent
  • Why bringing in a mentor who understood the advertising agency environment was a key change that made a tremendous impact on Cliff and his business

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