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Episode 500 - Why Join Vistage?

Making Waves at C-Level

Release Date: 10/08/2019

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Making Waves at C-Level

In this episode of "Making Waves at C-Level" (formerly "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do") Thom Singer sits down for a chat with his friend Bill Leake from Apogee Results.  In this interview Bill shares his journey from consulting, to software, to being the CEO of a firm that helps clients get found.  Along the way they talk about why executives should be engaged in their communities, and how to network up and down and across career levels.

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Making Waves at C-Level

Episode 576 of "Making Waves at C-Level" (formerly "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do") is a interview with Bobby Marhamat.  He is the CEO of Radiant and an experienced business leader.  He shares his journey in business and leadership.  The tag line in the banner of his LinkedIn profile reads "If you are not making waves, you are not kicking hard enough".... so that alone makes him the perfect guest for the show.

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Making Waves at C-Level

Episode 575 marks the name change of the podcast.  "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" officially is now called "Making Waves at C-Level".  Host Thom Singer has made some business changes, and is working closer with larger companies in his career....and thus the re-branding and new focus of the podcast. 

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Making Waves at C-Level

Episode 574 of "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" is the last episode of the podcast under that name. Beginning with the next show, the podcast will become "Making Waves at C-Level".  To learn more about the change, check out episode 573.  Thanks for being part of the show community for almost 6 years, and we look forward to you staying on the ride of this podcast under the new name. 

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Making Waves at C-Level

Episode 572 of "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" is an in-depth chat with Stuart Ruff-Lyon.  He is the VP of Events adn Exhibits for RIMS (Risk and Insurance Management Society) and the current chair of PCMA (the Professional Convention Management Association).  In both these roles he is seeing all that things that are happening in the world of live meetings, conventions, and other events.  There is a lot going on in this industry.

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Making Waves at C-Level

While the world has been in flux for the past four months, that does not mean that companies have not been looking for strategic hires.  Also, many individuals have been laid off or are looking for new opportunities.  But how do companies and people find the right match in a virtual world?  Can you find a job and interview via Zoom?  Can you start a new job from your kitchen?  This episode is a conversation with David Harap from Stanton Chase.

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Making Waves at C-Level

Russ Agrusa is the Founder, President and CEO of ICONICS, Inc. (www.iconics.com), a world-leading software developer of open-connectivity and standards-based visualization software, HMI SCADA, and MES solutions for energy, manufacturing, industrial, and building automation. With more than 375,000 installations worldwide, ICONICS counts 70 percent of Global 500 companies as its customers.

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Making Waves at C-Level

Karen Wright has coached top business leaders and helped individuals and teams from Fortune 500 companies manage change, increase productivity, integrate their personal and professional lives and achieve their own definitions of success.

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Making Waves at C-Level

Dinah Lin is now living her latest dream, being an inspirational speaker and best selling author of “Daring to Dream Once Again - “It’s Never Too Late!”

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Making Waves at C-Level

Jessica Thiefels helps people leverage the power of intention in marketing, business, career, and life.

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Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do is celebrating 5 years and 500 episodes.

In this episode Thom Singer talks about why entrepreneurs should join a peer-to-peer mentoring group. Be it Vistage, EO, YPO, etc... these groups provide business leaders the opportunity to learn and grow as entrepreneurs.

Thom spent two days at a meeting of Vistage Speakers and Vistage Chairs learning more about the organization. His Paradox of Potential workshop has been approved for Vistage, and he is just getting started speaking to groups in this organization (although he has been speaking full time for 11 years - he is new to the Vistage world).

Joining a Vistage group brings an entrepreneur into a close circle of other business leaders all committed to growth. The peer-to-peer environment, with a strong trained facilitator, helps members maximize their investment of time.

Executives have a lot of people offering advice. People all think they know what the entrepreneur or business leaders experiences. But even friends, their board of directors, and their spouses do not walk in the same shoes. Many have business colleagues or even a mentor with whom they turn to with issues, but few business leaders have a consistent, structured forum for unbiased feedback. This is how Vistage works. When you belong to a group like this you get real guidance they can trust from people you respect.

In this episode Thom shares his thoughts on why it is smart to get involved with Vistage or another mentoring orgainzation.

*It will help you meet peers who will help you learn and grow
*Group is lead by a trained facilitator
*Brilliant speakers share ideas and cause you to think
*Customized coaching
*Accountability

Tune into Episode #500 of "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" and get inspired.

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