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What difference has your work made today? Problem solvers all over the world often struggle with this question. Conquering our biggest workplace challenges isn’t proven by ROI and data alone. It takes impact on people to truly move the needle forward.

On this productivity podcast, we connect with professionals from all over the country to reveal how making simple, yet smart business decisions can create lasting change.

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Chris Byers

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Chris is on a mission to turn people into great leaders. He's passionate about helping problem solvers see more value in the work they do every day.

Featured Episode
S 01 | EPISODE 06
Bill Halverson & Erin Maestas:
Design Thinking for the Next Industrial Revolution

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us. How can your company adapt to the ever-evolving world of technology? On this episode, IT experts Bill Halverson and Erin Maestas of CNM Ingenuity explain how to adjust during this time of rapid change. From design thinking to automating workflows, this duo of IT professionals has a lot to share. Listen now for tips on how to improve processes and make your workday better.

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Technology, Workflow Automation, Process Improvements, Higher Education

April 23, 2020 / 21 min

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Celeste Ballou: We’re All in This Together

When your work revolves around basketball, you learn a bit about teamwork. On this episode, we chat with Celeste Ballou, director of digital marketing at Pacers Sports & Entertainment, about how she's made her team more efficient so they can focus on the fans. With hundreds of diverse events and 20,000 seats to fill, how does Celeste handle it all? Listen now to find out.

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Productivity, Efficiency, Teamwork

February 13, 2020 / 20 min

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Tal Frankfurt: Creating Transformational Value

Providing value to customers is what drives Tal Frankfurt, founder and CEO of Cloud for Good, a certified B Corporation specializing in Salesforce. He’s laser-focused on producing results while ensuring his organization creates impact throughout the world. He’s a champion of transformational value, but what does that actually mean? Listen now to learn how his team brings together technology, ingenuity, and inspiration to help clients achieve great things.

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Culture, Corporate Social Responsibility, Nonprofit, Salesforce

February 27, 2020 / 21 min

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Kow Samman: Empowering Tomorrow’s Difference Makers

When Kow Samman joined the team at Azusa Pacific University, his department was originally called Document Solutions. But in the spirit of being a difference-maker, Kow and his team found they could do far more than provide document solutions—they could inspire and enable productivity for everyone at the university. To do this, they had to implement a lot of changes. How did he get buy-in from diverse teams to launch new and innovative processes? Listen now to find out.

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Productivity, Process Improvements, Higher Education, Technology

March 12, 2020 / 16 min

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S 01 | EPISODE 04
Stevan Simich: More Than Just a Text

A single text can change a life. How? Let Stevan Simich, the founder and CEO of Mogli Technologies, explain. From Colorado to Africa, his focus on providing “appropriate technology” has fueled growth for nonprofits and educational institutions around the world. These organizations are tackling huge problems and bringing forth major change with text messages. Listen now to hear how a few inspiring stories have molded Stevan’s thoughts on what it means to measure impact.

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Nonprofits, Technology, Storytelling, Productivity

March 26, 2020 / 22 min

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S 01 | EPISODE BONUS
Miranda Nicholson: Adjusting to a New Reality

The world has changed dramatically over the past few weeks, and many of us are adjusting to a new reality of working from home. Most people are under high stress and feeling uneasy as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. If you’re navigating through the challenges of becoming a remote worker, we’re here to help. Listen now for tips on how to make the adjustment to working from home, from those who have worked remote for years.

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Working from Home, Productivity, Communication, Managing Remote Teams

March 26, 2020 / 31 min

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Nick Smarrelli: Creating A Culture of Growth

Nick Smarrelli has helped grow GadellNet from four employees to 85. His secret to success? Investing in the development of his employees. He’s adamant about hiring people at the front lines and growing them into company leaders. This powerful belief in personal growth creates a culture where people can develop in very diverse ways. How can you empower employees to reach their full potential in similar ways? Listen now to find out.

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Company Culture, Employee Training and Development, IT, Leadership

April 9, 2020 / 20 min

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S 01 | EPISODE 06
Bill Halverson & Erin Maestas: Design Thinking for the Next Industrial Revolution

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us. How can your company adapt to the ever-evolving world of technology? On this episode, IT experts Bill Halverson and Erin Maestas of CNM Ingenuity explain how to adjust during this time of rapid change. From design thinking to automating workflows, this duo of IT professionals has a lot to share. Listen now for tips on how to improve processes and make your workday better.

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Technology, Workflow Automation, Process Improvements, Higher Education

April 23, 2020 / 21 min

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