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Values-Based Leadership with Jacob Padrón

Mission Driven Business

Release Date: 02/27/2021

Launching a family-run business with Chantel Valentene and Brian Mackin show art Launching a family-run business with Chantel Valentene and Brian Mackin

Mission Driven Business

Brian interviews entrepreneurial couple Chantel Valentene and Brian Mackin. Chantel made a name for herself building brands in the fashion industry and is now the managing director of a socially conscious design studio, while Brian founded an artist residency and a creative agency. Now, they’ve joined forces to launch Start Today OmniMedia. On the podcast, Chantel and Brian discuss how building their business has created choice and freedom in their lives. They also share how they use their family values to pick the right opportunities and clients.   Episode Highlights The definition of...

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Why I Started My Mission-Driven Business show art Why I Started My Mission-Driven Business

Mission Driven Business

In this very special episode, host Brian Thompson opens up like never before. He shares why he started his own mission-driven business, and some of his highs and lows he encountered in the process. You’ll also learn the difference between strategy and tactics, and why entrepreneurship isn’t necessarily more risky than being a W-2 employee. If you’ve wanted to know more about Brian and his own story, this episode, hosted by Latarsha Stewart, is for you.

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Being Profit First with Mike Michalowicz show art Being Profit First with Mike Michalowicz

Mission Driven Business

Brian chats with Mike Michalowicz, the mastermind behind Profit First Professionals and author of books for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Mike shares his experience growing several multi-million dollar companies only to lose almost everything. He then details how hitting rock bottom became the foundation upon which he built the Profit First method, which has yielded him 14 years of profitable quarters and is now used by more than 500,000 small businesses.

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Eradicating Entrepreneurial Poverty with Ron Saharyan show art Eradicating Entrepreneurial Poverty with Ron Saharyan

Mission Driven Business

Brian chats with Ron Saharyan, co-founder and managing partner of Profit First Professionals, an exclusive community of accounts, bookkeepers, and business coaches who help their clients build profitable businesses. Ron discusses the merits of using an envelope-based budget system for business. He also preaches the strengths of running a profitable business and breaking the entrepreneurial doctrine of sacrifice in the process.

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Building Brunch & Budget with Pamela Capalad show art Building Brunch & Budget with Pamela Capalad

Mission Driven Business

Brian talks with Pamela Capalad, a CFP, Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC), and the founder of Brunch & Budget. Through Brunch & Budget, Pam helps people who feel ashamed or embarrassed about money have a safe and friendly place to talk about it and make real financial progress. Pam shares why it’s important to tackle both the technical and emotional sides of money and why running a business mostly sucks.

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Taking the Entrepreneurship Leap with Phuong Luong show art Taking the Entrepreneurship Leap with Phuong Luong

Mission Driven Business

Brain talks with Phuong Luong, CFP, an educator, financial planner, and investment strategist focused on economic justice. In the episode, Phuong shares her winding path to founding Just Wealth, a financial planning firm for individuals and families. You’ll also learn the best piece of advice she received when starting her business and why she believes education about structural barriers to wealth can be empowering.

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Values-Based Leadership with Jacob Padrón show art Values-Based Leadership with Jacob Padrón

Mission Driven Business

Brian talks with Jacob Padrón, an artistic director working to create a more inclusive American theater. In this episode, Jacob praises the merits of values-based leadership and a practice-what-you-preach organizational culture. You’ll also hear why Jacob admires leaders who can ask for help -- a strategy he tries to employ in his role as artistic director of the Tony-award-winning Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT.

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Advancing Opportunity in the Deep South with Bill Bynum show art Advancing Opportunity in the Deep South with Bill Bynum

Mission Driven Business

In this episode, Brian chats with Bill Bynum, the founder and CEO of HOPE, a family of financial institutions serving economically distressed areas of the Deep South. You’ll learn Bill’s definition of a mission-driven business, what motivated him to found HOPE, and the unique challenges he faces working in the Deep South as opposed to in Silicon Valley or New York City. Bill also shares why institutions like HOPE are part of the solution to closing racial wealth gaps.

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Socially Conscious Design with Dawn Hancock show art Socially Conscious Design with Dawn Hancock

Mission Driven Business

Brian chats with Dawn Hancock, the founder of socially conscious creative studio Firebelly Design. In the first episode of the Mission Driven Business podcast, you'll learn the life event that compelled Dawn to create her company at age 25, the grit that led to the studio's two-decade-long winning streak, and Dawn's plans for the future.

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What to Expect from the Mission Driven Business show art What to Expect from the Mission Driven Business

Mission Driven Business

You can create a business with impact and profit. The Mission Driven Business podcast is designed to show you how. In this introduction, host Brian Thompson, JD/CFP, outlines the five principles for creating successful mission-driven businesses. You'll also hear his goals for the podcast, and what you can expect to learn in each episode.

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Brian talks with Jacob Padrón, an artistic director working to create a more inclusive American theater. In this episode, Jacob praises the merits of values-based leadership and a practice-what-you-preach organizational culture. You’ll also hear why Jacob admires leaders who can ask for help -- a strategy he tries to employ in his role as artistic director of the Tony-award-winning Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT.