Podcast_008: Kaleen Marshall – Founder of BellaViaggio/ Author “Who Will Love Me?”

Today we are featuring Kaleen Marshall, CEO of Viaggio Group, an author, and creator of the nonprofit BellViaggio. Kaleen is a professional coach and consultant focusing on leading children and adults with special needs to live a beautiful journey through life. Additionally, she works with caregivers, guardians and advocates on this same journey. Kaleen is an author of the book “Who Will Love Me” which focuses on her experiences when she became the unexpected caregiver to her sister with Downs Syndrome, after the untimely death of her mom. Listen this week as we explore what makes a community and how we are all stronger when we work together and listen to each other.

 

Podcast_007: Roy Kessel – The Sports Philanthropy Network

Today we bring in Roy Kessel of The Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy’s mission is to produce positive social change in kids and young adults through the good of sports. 2020 was a pivotal year for Roy because he had to navigate around the difficulties of the covid19 pandemic due to strict lockdowns and lack of sport activity. Additionally, Sports Philanthropy World was an in-person conference started by Roy in 2019 and had to transition to a video format for 2020’s conference. Now scheduled for June 2021, the conference consists of over 120 organizations consisting of 80+ countries. Listen this week to learn more about Roy and his creation of The Sports Philanthropy Network.

https://sportsphilanthropynetwork.org

Podcast_006: Louie Sharp – Founder of The Gifted Leader & Sharp Auto Body

In this episode, we welcome Louie Sharp of The Gifted Leader and Sharp Auto Body in Greater Chicago area. Louie has built successful businesses including an auto body shop and consulting practice, but more importantly, he has defined what it is and what it takes to be a great leader. Louie’s life experiences and military background helped mold his leadership skills. His businesses thrive today because he repeatedly goes the extra step to be a great person, not just a great leader and therefore, his team that he has built will go the extra mile for him. You will enjoy this week’s interview! Links are available at the end of the interview to contact Louie if you want to reach out to Louie or book him for an event.

If you prefer podcast (audio) over video, click here: https://anchor.fm/opsqc-inc/episodes/OPSQC-Podcast_006-Louie-Sharp—Founder-of-Sharp-Auto-Body-and-The-Gifted-Leader-etj6lg

louie@thegiftedleader.com

louie@sharpautobody.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/louiesharp/

http://thegiftedleader.com/

https://www.sharpautobody.com/

Additional Links discussed:

http://thegiftedleader.com/speaking/

https://www.audible.com/pd/OM20-Louie-Sharp-Lead-Like-A-Rock-Star-Podcast/B08WC9JGSZ

https://www.amazon.com/Eleven-Rings-Success-Phil-Jackson/dp/0143125346

https://www.kaleenmarshall.com/

https://www.marines.mil/

https://www.jimcollins.com/books.html

https://www.jackcanfield.com/

https://www.fbla-pbl.org/

Podcast_005: Marcy Fortnow – Founder of Engaging Play

In this episode, we welcome Marcy Fortnow of Engaging Play. Engaging Play creates customized, interactive events to address your organization’s needs and bring your team together. Marcy also teaches communication, uses interactive and competitive games, and designs and leads original community builders. Engaging Play is an investment in your people to enhance your company’s culture, develop productive, loyal employees, and produce amazing results. Covid19 has been especially impactful on Marcy growing the business because efforts had to switch from face-to-face activities to virtual team building. Listen today on ways of rethinking how we connect with our staff and colleagues to improve moral.

Podcast_004: Jason Jacobsohn – Founder Propellant Ventures/ Founder Institute/ Adjunct Professor Depaul University

Join us as we interview Jason Jacobsohn of Propellant Ventures. Jason is in capital investment focusing on early stage healthcare, future work, supply chain, fintech, and edtech startups. Propellant Ventures is a seed and pre-seed stage VC firm. Jason relied heavily in face to face meetings, personal meetups, & networking with goal oriented business / individuals but had to quickly change due to the Covid19 pandemic. Propellant now focuses on virtual networking and envisions this is will be the future. Listen today to this great interview!

Mary Holzkopf - Blessed Little Kitchen

Podcast_003: Mary Holzkopf – Owner Blessed Little Kitchen

 

In this episode we interview Mary Holzkopf, Founder and Owner of Blessed Little Kitchen located in Huntley, IL. Mary started out baking in her home under the Baker’s Act and quickly grew into a full sweets bakery of her own with 11 employees. Mary is very faith based and shares her story growing her business and how they have dealt with the impact of COVID. She truly embraces the “Growth through Giving” model. We hope you enjoy it!

 

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR1ioSKFWsM

Podcast_002: Tony Pierce – Founder of Wayward Studios and Fingerlakes Grindhouse Entertainment

To evolve our network, education, services and training/media tools to directly support small and medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs; Aiming to improve the community, economy, create jobs and further develop innovative ways of doing business.

 

Watch Here: https://anchor.fm/opsqc-inc/episodes/OPSQC-Podcast_002-Tony-Pierce—Founder-Wayward-Studios-and-Fingerlakes-Grindhouse-Entertainment-eokcrf/a-a49j4jl