In this week’s episode of They Don’t Teach This in Business School Michelle O’Connor of O’Connor Insurance Associates speaks with Julie about constant growth mode, burnout, and core values. Michelle started her business in 2000 and has been in growth mode ever since. Listen in to find out which core value is Michelle’s favorite and how she instills core values in her day-to-day business. Julie and Michelle also chat about the importance of setting boundaries at work and one surprising way to prevent burnout.
McIntosh served eight years as an Officer in the United States Navy before moving home to Nashville in 2009 to follow his passion for entrepreneurship. Julie and Scott chat about burnout, not missing life, and the role passion plays in business. Don't miss hearing about Scott's highest-impact activity and what type of class he would teach in business school.
In today’s episode, Julie talks with Brandon Crumpton, President of Key Signature Entertainment, about how looking in the mirror will often solve a lot of business problems and how sometimes being too transparent hurts your business. They also chat about a lesson Brandon learned about being too transparent with his employees, team, and clients, and how that’s been a hard lesson to learn.
In this episode of They Don’t Teach This in Business School, Julie interviews Mercedes Austin founder of Mercury Mosaics and the artist at Mercedes Austin Art. Going strong for over 20 years, Mercedes has been making handmade tile in Minneapolis and recently expanded a sister location in Wadena, Minnesota. During this episode Mercedes and Julie discuss transparent leadership and the importance of connecting with a community of entrepreneurs.
In this week’s show, Julie went straight to the source for what they do (and of course) don’t teach in business school. She’s joined by the Dean of Wingate University’s, Porter B. Byrum School of Business, Dr. Sergio Castello, Ph.D. During the episode and conversation, Dr. Castello and Julie talk about the daily life of a business school student, how a business school’s curriculum can have an impact on a student’s future career as an entrepreneur, and, the one thing he’d like to see incorporated in education that would really help future business owners.
Heads up . . . go ahead and take out your legal pad and #2 pencil, your iPad, or whatever method you use to take notes because late in the episode, you’ll hear Julie confess to taking NINE PAGES of notes during this week’s show! Today, Julie has an awesomely inspiring conversation with Trish Saemann, Co-Founder of search engine marketing agency, GoBeyond SEO. During this installment, Julie and Trish share with one another how they define flexibility and success and, how Trish has learned to trust in her gut instinct.
During this week’s episode, Julie sits down for a one-on-one conversation with Jenny Moates, founder of Moving Ideas, a lean, strategic marketing, and graphic design agency, focused on brand communications. Jenny has a unique title in the organization, Chief Possibilities Officer and her business partner fills the role of Chief Reality Officer, and they essentially keep each other in check on the regular. Jenny can sometimes be in the clouds and her partner is very much rooted in reality, which makes them a good combination for each other. During their conversation, Jenny shares with Julie her proudest moment as a business owner and it involves losing a client. You’ll certainly want to listen throughout the episode for the details.
They Don’t Teach This in Business School is a podcast where our award-winning host, Julie Bee discusses the behind-the-scenes realities of being a business owner. As a part of each episode, she talks about lessons learned on the business owner journey, that only experience can teach and this week, Julie has a conversation with William McKee, Founder and a Managing Partner at Knowmad Digital Marketing. William founded Knowmad to pursue his passion of helping clients to use the web and digital technologies more effectively. In today’s business climate, digital marketing is it is constantly changing and it's always about figuring out what that next space is to move into or how to go about moving into that space. William’s primary role at Knowmad is around sales and ensuring that they’re bringing in the revenue to support the ever-growing team and evolving team. One of the most important items William would recommend business schools teach their students is how important it is for leaders to groom and mold employees to be the best of their ability.