The Faces of Business

Damon Pistulka

The Faces of Business highlights interesting people sharing real world life and business experience. We uncover our guests passion, learn from their experiences, and share information to help listeners navigate situations more effectively. Our goal is to inspire & facilitate positive change in our listeners lives and careers.

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The Importance of Clear and Effective Marketing - Priscilla McKinney
5d ago
The Importance of Clear and Effective Marketing - Priscilla McKinney
In this, The Faces of Business episode, Priscilla McKinney, CEO, Little Bird Marketing, talks about the importance of clear and effective marketing. Little Bird Marketing is an award-winning digital agency using design and marketing to position its clients as industry experts. It collaborates with the client’s team and company goals through transparency in its work process, creating the ultimate link between marketing and sales.   Priscilla, Momma Bird, is best known for her proactive initiatives in the digital marketing industry, serving as President of the American Advertising Federation Heartland, and receiving numerous design, entrepreneurship, and industry awards. Priscilla co-created the SOAR System with her expert team. SOAR is a proprietary process designed to generate feasible lead generation for C-Suite leadership, so they don’t have to worry about the growth of their organization and can put more focus on other important responsibilities. Priscilla is also prolific blogger, podcast host, techpreneur, and diversity champion. Check out the Blog post here: The Importance of Clear and Effective Marketing   Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @damonpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website   View our blog page for this episode here.   Email us for more information info@exityourway.com
The Importance of Clear and Effective Marketing - Priscilla McKinney
5d ago
The Importance of Clear and Effective Marketing - Priscilla McKinney
In this, The Faces of Business episode, Priscilla McKinney, CEO, Little Bird Marketing, talks about the importance of clear and effective marketing. Little Bird Marketing is an award-winning digital agency using design and marketing to position its clients as industry experts. It collaborates with the client’s team and company goals through transparency in its work process, creating the ultimate link between marketing and sales.   Priscilla, Momma Bird, is best known for her proactive initiatives in the digital marketing industry, serving as President of the American Advertising Federation Heartland, and receiving numerous design, entrepreneurship, and industry awards. Priscilla co-created the SOAR System with her expert team. SOAR is a proprietary process designed to generate feasible lead generation for C-Suite leadership, so they don’t have to worry about the growth of their organization and can put more focus on other important responsibilities. Priscilla is also prolific blogger, podcast host, techpreneur, and diversity champion. Check out the Blog post here: The Importance of Clear and Effective Marketing   Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @damonpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website   View our blog page for this episode here.   Email us for more information info@exityourway.com
Holistic Wellness for Leaders - Dr. Alexandria Rosa
1w ago
Holistic Wellness for Leaders - Dr. Alexandria Rosa
In this, The Faces of Business, Dr. Alexandria Rosa DNP, RN., Founder, Alexandria Rosa, LLC, talks about Holistic Wellness for Leaders. Dr. Rosa is leading the charge for helping people take back their health by looking at their entire selves and integrating a different level of healthcare.   Dr. Rosa has been in the medical field for nearly two decades. While completing her doctorate in nursing, she worked as a nurse educator and at the bedside in various ICUs as a travel nurse. Life, Dr. Rosa believes, is never perfect. It, however, can be relatively free of stress and anxiety—even for those of us with hectic schedules, demanding roles, and significant responsibilities. Dr. Rosa has successfully transformed her life and shown that a leader’s life can be more fruitful, meaningful, and with much less stress. Dr. Rosa gives leaders, who have reached a breaking point, the guidance and tools to make positive changes to improve their health. Check out the Blog post here: Holistic Wellness for Leaders   Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @damonpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website   View our blog page for this episode here.   Email us for more information info@exityourway.com
Using Elite Athlete Habits for Personal Development - Clifford Starks
15-09-2022
Using Elite Athlete Habits for Personal Development - Clifford Starks
In this, The Faces of Business, Clifford Starks, Founder, Starks Transformational Coaching, will talk about using elite athlete habits for personal development. Starks Transformational Coaching is a platform for motivated entrepreneurs who want to achieve their goals using habits from professional athletes.   Since 2009, Clifford has been helping business owners and entrepreneurs use elite athlete habits for personal development which helps them go farther. He is a personal trainer, transformational coach, and former professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Clifford aspired to be a professional fighter after graduating from Arizona State University in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. He is the fastest amateur fighter to ever make it to the UFC, where he had a successful career with a total of 19 matches and 14 wins in just 10 months. He uses what he learned in preparing to be a successful MMA fighter to help his clients develop game-changing habits that support their goals.   Check out the Blog post here: Using Elite Athlete Habits for Personal Development   Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @damonpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website   View our blog page for this episode here.   Email us for more information info@exityourway.com
Growing Family Businesses with Acquisitions - Ashleigh Walters
13-09-2022
Growing Family Businesses with Acquisitions - Ashleigh Walters
In this, The Faces of Business, Ashleigh Walters, President, ONEX, talks about her approach to growing family businesses with acquisitions. Onex, Inc. is an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) owned business and is aggressively looking forward to expanding the business through mergers and acquisitions with complementary companies in their heat-intensive forging industry vertical.   Ashleigh gives credit to the business success to the manager-as-coach leadership style, which differs from the traditional command and control leadership seen in manufacturing. In her new book, "Leading with Grit and Grace," she describes how they improved things at Onex, Inc., a 50-year-old family-owned manufacturing company.   Ashleigh is helping Onex thrive in the OEM Combustion and Refractory Services ecosystem through mergers and acquisitions while retaining its identity as a manufacturing organization and family cohesion.   Check out the Blog post here: Growing Family Businesses with Acquisitions   Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @damonpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website   View our blog page for this episode here.   Email us for more information info@exityourway.com
Family Business Succession & Legacy - Marc Kramer
25-08-2022
Family Business Succession & Legacy - Marc Kramer
In this, The Faces of Business, our guest, Marc Kramer, Podcast Host, Best Business Minds, President, Kramer Communications & Stress Free Family Business, talks about his experience helping family business leaders with generational succession.   Marc is a serial entrepreneur who has built and exited his own companies. He has developed global educational programs and currently hosts a weekly live podcast with listeners in over 60 countries. His current efforts are focused on helping family business leaders develop business, marketing, sales, financing, and innovation plans along with working with companies transitioning leadership.   Our guest has dealt with many different situations helping family businesses with the generational leadership transition. He helps families succeed in their businesses and create the legacy they desire.   Check out the Blog post here: Family Business Succession & Legacy   Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @damonpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website   View our blog page for this episode here.   Email us for more information info@exityourway.com
Telling the Barefoot Wines Story - Michael Houlihan
23-08-2022
Telling the Barefoot Wines Story - Michael Houlihan
In this, The Faces of Business, our guest, Michael Houlihan, Founder, Barefoot Wines & Business Audio Theatre, shares stories from building one of the largest wine brands in North America, selling his business, and his latest endeavor, The Business Audio Theatre where he is shining a light on founders by telling their story through audio.   Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey founded a startup wine business in 1985 focused on producing an approachable wine at an affordable price point. The company used grit, determination, and listening to the customer to launch a brand for the people. They used cause-based marketing to continue expanding the business and help worthy causes in a win-win approach to making a difference in the world. Ultimately in 2005 Michael and Bonnie sold the Barefoot brand to E&J Gallo. Check out the Blog post here: Telling the Barefoot Wines Story   Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @damonpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website   View our blog page for this episode here.   Email us for more information info@exityourway.com
Human Capital Management - Kon Apostolopolous
16-08-2022
Human Capital Management - Kon Apostolopolous
In this The Faces of Business Episode we talked about how to manage your human capital with Kon Apostolopolous.   Kon Apostolopolous “Coach Kon” is the founder and CEO of Fresh Biz Solutions, LLC, a human capital management consultancy, which provides performance improvement and training solutions to help organizations develop their people, improve business results, and reap the benefits of a comprehensive talent management strategy. He is also the co-author of “7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis“. A Practical Guide for Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters” and a regular contributor to the Thrive Global and Achievers Engagement blogs.   Leveraging his strong interpersonal skills, Kon is a facilitator of results a connector of dots, a conduit, a catalyst who makes things happen. Not afraid to ask the tough questions, he brings an open mind, a keen ear, and a strong commitment to excellence. He becomes a trusted partner to business leaders and stakeholders at all levels, delivering tailored solutions that typically exceed their expectations, improve organizational performance, and increase profitability.   Check out the Blog post here: Human Capital Management   Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @damonpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website   View our blog page for this episode here.   Email us for more information info@exityourway.com
Branding Strategies that Produce Results - Priscilla Blanchot
09-08-2022
Branding Strategies that Produce Results - Priscilla Blanchot
In this, The Faces of Business, our guest, Priscilla Blanchot, Design Consultant, Founder, Carte Blanche, talks about how the right branding techniques can help us stand out in the market and outmaneuver the competition with ease. For over 20 years Priscilla has managed the creative process from start to finish for a full range of B2C clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, including top-tier brands like Victoria’s Secret, Unilever, Guess, and Reebok. Priscilla partners with business leaders to provide clarity in their brand’s design and messaging to facilitate growth and expansion. Her methodology involves taking clients through “The Precision Brand Method.” Where she guides her clients through brand therapy, conceptualization, development, and execution of strategy to build a brand that facilitates company growth and establishes a unique brand foundation for the business. Check out the Blog post here: Branding Strategies that Produce Results   Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @damonpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website   View our blog page for this episode here.   Email us for more information info@exityourway.com
Keys to Designing the Revenue Growth You Want - Jose Palomino
04-08-2022
Keys to Designing the Revenue Growth You Want - Jose Palomino
In this, The Faces of Business, our guest, Jose Palomino, Founder & CEO, Value Prop Interactive, talks about how B2B owners should consider designing their revenue generation systems like they do other processes in their businesses.   Jose has been leading efforts at Value Prop Interactive helping B2B business owners, CEOs, and leadership teams across a variety of B2B categories develop the value proposition, strategy, and action plans they need to unlock growth. Jose is the co-inventor of the Revenue Throughput Model. Jose also shares information with B2B owners hungry for growth as the host of “The Revenue Throughput Podcast”. He is also an adjunct professor in Marketing Graduate Studies at Villanova University.   We learn how you can design the revenue growth you want using a systems approach.   Check out the Blog post here: Keys to Designing the Revenue Growth You Want   Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @damonpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website   View our blog page for this episode here.   Email us for more information info@exityourway.com
Eradicating Veteran Homelessness and Poverty - Mark Casper
02-08-2022
Eradicating Veteran Homelessness and Poverty - Mark Casper
In this, The Faces of Business, Mark Casper, Executive director/President, Tech for Troops, will be talking about the work they are doing at Tech for Troops to help eradicate veteran homelessness and poverty one vet at a time. Mark leads the efforts at Tech for Troops helping veterans and their children by gifting them free computers that allow them to connect with potential employers and develop essential computer skills.  They hire veterans in the business and provide technical training for veterans and their families. Tech for Troops also helps the environment by keeping usable computers out of the landfill and responsibly recycling unusable electronics in an environmentally friendly manner.   We will learn how Mark and the others at Tech for Troops are giving veterans the electronic tools and training they need to find work in the private sector.   Check out the Blog post here: Eradicating Veteran Homelessness and Poverty   Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @damonpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website   View our blog page for this episode here.   Email us for more information info@exityourway.com
Smashing Depression by Finding Your Purpose - Jay H. Tepley
28-07-2022
Smashing Depression by Finding Your Purpose - Jay H. Tepley
In this, The Faces of Business, our guest, Jay H. Tepley, Speaker, UK-based Author, Mentor, talks about how entrepreneurs can eliminate depression by finding their purpose.   Jay has been on an extensive journey battling mental challenges for over twenty years. Along the way she learned techniques from spiritual leaders, research, and practical application that allowed her to develop ways to identify and stop the patterns of depression and anxiety before it takes a toll. Jay has authored seven books on helping to find purpose, harness willpower, mind mastery, meditation, and other impactful topics. She has dedicated her pursuits and learning to understanding and harness the power of the human mind to mentor and educate.   We learn some of the things we can do to eliminate depression from our lives. Check out the Blog post here: Smashing Depression by Finding Your Purpose   Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @damonpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website   View our blog page for this episode here.   Email us for more information info@exityourway.com
Increasing Life and Business Success with Clarity - Lori Michele Leavitt
26-07-2022
Increasing Life and Business Success with Clarity - Lori Michele Leavitt
In this, The Faces of Business, Lori Michele Leavitt, President and Founder, Abrige Corp. – Aligned Momentum Corp., talks about how leaders can increase their life and business success by getting clear with themselves so they can be clear with others.   Lori has been coaching leaders for over twenty years. She has helped many leaders improve their effectiveness and the success of their lives and businesses. The lessons learned from coaching these leaders gave Lori a thorough understanding of how clarity helped these leaders be more successful in life and business. This inspired Lori to author her latest book “Pivot to Clarity”. In “Pivot to Clarity,” Lori shares how successful people are clear about where they want to go and take clarity a step further by ensuring every person around them shares clarity on the journey to success together. Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   Check out the Blog post here: Increasing Life and Business Success with Clarity   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @damonpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website   View our blog page for this episode here.   Email us for more information info@exityourway.com
Telling Your Story with Video - Steven Heumann
07-07-2022
Telling Your Story with Video - Steven Heumann
In this, The Faces of Business, our guest, Steven Heumann, Owner, Super Heumann Creative and Super Heumann Productions, will be sharing his experience with television video production and talking about using video to help people tell their stories about themselves and their businesses.   Steven has written and produced many innovative and popular television programs, short films, and commercial campaigns in the Western United States. His production team was the primary crew behind the award-winning television program “At Your Leisure” on ABC and numerous cable/satellite networks. The Super Heumann Production team has also been involved in many other programs including "The Geek Report", "County Seat", and "15 Minutes". This experience has given Steven the eye and skills needed for helping people capture the emotional stories in the video that helps engage viewers at a deeper level. Thanks for taking the time to listen today.   View our blog page for this episode here.   Find Damon Pistulka on LinkedIn talking about life & building businesses you can sell or succeed.    On Twitter as @dpistulka with inspiration and sharing thoughts.    Find out more about Damon when he's not working.  @dpistulka on Instagram, or Damon Pistulka on Facebook.      More information on building businesses you can sell or succeed and the Exit Your Way method on our website     Email us for more information info@exityourway.com