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Promise A Lot, Deliver Even More: Insights from Steve Jadczak of Light Up My Holiday on Critical Mass Radio Show

September 13th, 2018 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Leave all your lighting concerns and work to the professionals! Light Up My Holiday is here to take care of everything so you can fully cherish what matters most to you. Steve Jadczak joined us to share how he started the firm with his passion and interests. Here. are three takeaways from our time with Steve Jadczak on […]

Authenticity and Vulnerability for Peer Learning Success: Insights from Mike Kleis of Renaissance Executive Forums on Critical Mass Radio Show

September 9th, 2018 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Mike Kleis is a seasoned business leader and advisor with more than 30 years of broad business experience. He is noted for his strategic approach and ability to connect the dots between business plans and results. He joined us to discuss his Renaissance Executive Forums business and the upcoming Iowa CEO Summit to be held on Thursday, November 1st. […]

People > Profit: Insights from Kyle Maguire, VP and Senior Relationship Manager of American Business Bank, on Critical Mass Radio Show

September 9th, 2018 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Driven by clients’ needs, American Business Bank focuses on individuals needs with sound and proven banking practices to bring you profits. And they focus on only one niche ­­middle market companies. Kyle Maguire, the VP and Senior Relationship Manager, joined us with more. Here are three takeaways from our time with Kyle Maguire on Critical Mass Radio Show: 1. […]

From Homelessness to Independence: Insights from Elizabeth Hendershot of WISEPlace on Critical Mass Radio Show

September 9th, 2018 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

1 in 4 homeless individuals is an unaccompanied woman – that’s 25% of the homeless population – a population that is severely under­served and overlooked nationally and locally. Elizabeth Hendershot from WISEPlace joined us to share how their non­profit is making a difference. Here are three takeaways from our time with Elizabeth Hendershot on Critical Mass Radio Show: 1. […]

Proactive Technology Governance: Insights from April Sather of Illuminar Consulting on Critical Mass Radio Show

September 3rd, 2018 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Vision and values–­­ Illuminar Consulting partners with small and mid­sized organization leaders to help them grow and design technology governance and cyber security frameworks. The team makes sure to enable and accelerate secure digital transformations for all its clients to make sure they get the best of the best. April Sather joined us with more. Here are three takeaways […]

The Longing to Belong: Insights from Howard Partridge, Author of The Power of Community, on Critical Mass Radio Show

September 3rd, 2018 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

People long to belong. Leaders who build a culture of true community in the workplace tap into that powerful need to connect – leading to soaring levels of employee engagement. Author Howard Partridge joins us to discuss how he highlights this in his book The Power of Community. Here are three takeaways from our time with Howard Partridge on […]

Connectivity Drives Success: Insights from Jodi Duva of Cox Business Group on Critical Mass Radio Show

September 2nd, 2018 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Supporting innovative start­ups and providing access for entrepreneurs –that’s what the Get Start Orange County Pitch Competition is based on. On the back bone of the competition is Cox Business Group and their mission to be a local conduit for the next great company. Here are three takeaways from our time with Jodi Duva on Critical Mass Radio Show: […]

Leverage Technology (Or It Will Leverage You): Insights from Patrick Schwerdtfeger on Critical Mass Radio Show

August 27th, 2018 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Anarch is coming. Decentralization is accelerating, and technology is facilitating the trend. Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist and joined us to discuss the impact big data, AI and blockchain is having on our economy. Here are three takeaways from our time with Patrick Schwerdtfeger on Critical Mass Radio Show: 1. Leverage technology or it will leverage you. Be […]

Womens’ Economic Growth and Advancement: Insights from Desiree Patno, CEO of NAWRB, on Critical Mass Radio Show

August 27th, 2018 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

Fraud and embezzlement in banks can drastically take a toll on business owners. But it is possible to change the system and protect our hard­ earned money. Desiree Patno, the CEO of NAWRB is looking to spread the word on this issue. She joined us to talk about her own personal experiences and how you can avoid becoming […]

“Your Word is Your Bond”: Insights from Robert Eakin of JCAP Financial Group on Critical Mass Radio Show

August 26th, 2018 by Richard (Ric) Franzi, MBA

With big banks dominating over mid­sized mortgage bankers, JCAP Financial Group is here to offer the best customer service to get clients to where they need. Robert Eakin joined us with more. Here are three takeaways from our time with Robert Eakin on Critical Mass Radio Show: 1. Do what you love to do. With that, don’t change […]

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