Critical Mass: The Coaching Perspective March 24, 2011

March 28, 2011

Doug's guest is Patricia Welch, Human Resource Director for MagnaFlow.  She and Doug discuss the challenges of managing multiple locations.  Doug also continues his discussion of coaching from the client's perspective.

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Critical Mass: Coast to Coast March 24, 2011

March 28, 2011

Ms. Emmy Miller, President of Liberty Business Strategies, Ltd. is host Ric Franzi's first guest.  Her firm is a business strategy/consulting company.  They do corporate coaching but they are thought of as a team-building catalyst.

Ned Moore, CEO and Co-Founder of Portico Systems talks with Ric about his firm which provides innovative solutions to enable health plans to reduce administrative, medical and IT costs.

Simon Hauger, Executive Director of EVXT Team shares his unique educational automotive team-comprised of West Philadephia inner-city hight school students-which has won the Automotive X Prize numerous times.  They have consistently beat out several university teams including MIT.

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Critical Mass March 23, 2011

March 28, 2011

Bob Walters, CEO of Freight Management  joins host Ric Franzi and they discuss FMI and it's business model.  FMI is not carrier-owend.  FMI is a part of a continuing trend amog companies who want to reduce cost and simplify management of their inbound and outbound freight.  Rather than maintain a limited logistics deparment, these companies have incorporated FMI and their programs as part of their daily operations.

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Critical Mass March 22, 2011

March 28, 2011

Vic Hausmaninger, Partner at HBLA talks with host Ric Franzi about the proposed changes to lease accountancy rules that business owners and CEOs need to know.  Ric asks Vic to share his thoughts about being a contributing author in the new book "The Power of CEO Guiding Principles" released Tuesday March 29th.

Linda Strand, Owner of Independent Energy Solutions discusses her family owned and operated firm specializing in the installation of renewable energy systems.  IES is a full service engineering and construction firm with over 40 years of combined experience in photovoltaics and support infrastructure.

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Critical Mass: The Coaching Perspective March 17, 2011

March 23, 2011

Host Doug Gfeller talks about the client's expectations when they hire a business coach.  Coaches often talk about designing the alliance but what are the reasonable expectations that every client has for coaching?  Doug shares with you questions that he believes every client and coach should be addressing both at the start of the coaching assignement and on a periodic basis.

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Critical Mass: Coast to Coast March 17, 2011

March 23, 2011

Brad Elmhorst, President of Direct Hit Data, Inc. is host Ric Franzi's first guest.  Brad provides insight regarding customer retention strategies that assist in creating an emotional link to your brand. DHD provides sercured end-customer database management and outsourced business services.  "Ensuring the right people have access to the right information at the right time."

Rick Thaler, President of OGB Architectural Millwork joins Ric to talk about his experience over the last year changing his business model.  He had to downsize but also he re-organized his firm.  Rick bought another business and is a member of an industry-specific peer group and he talks about how that has helped him deal with the changes his firm has undergone.

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Critical Mass March 16, 2011

March 23, 2011

Orange County Business Journal Excellence in Entrepreneurship Nominees who are also Critical Mass for Business members join host Ric Franzi for this fast-paced set of interviews.  These successful entrepreneurs share what it means to them to be a nominee for the prestigious award.

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Critical Mass March 15, 2011

March 23, 2011

Bob Singh and Ken Ogden, Founders of Radius Power talk with host Ric Franzi about their engineering-oriented firm which provides an extensive line of EMI Filters that meet the front-end requirements for AC and DC power applications.  Their firm is a global designer and manufacturer serving a variety of industries.  A part of the interview is spent discussing their diversification efforts and how it is transforming their firm.

Lisa Johnson, Owner of LBJ Flooring discusses her family owned and operated firm specializing in quality flooring and installation for residential and commercial projects throughout Souther California.  Ric talks with Lisa about the secrets to her business success running one of Southern California's prestigious flooring company's for over seven years.

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Critical Mass: The Coaching Perspective March 10, 2011

March 16, 2011

Host Doug Gfeller, MCC continues the discussion on coaching and training and how they support each other.

Doug also discusses the book "The Communication Catalyst" by Mickey Connolly and Richard Rianoshek, probable the best book Doug has read on the subject of communication.

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Critical Mass: Coast to Coast March 10, 2011

March 16, 2011

Tomoko Kase, Vice President of Kinesio Taping joins host Ric Franzi and they explore how her firm develops and markets specialized tape for trainers and athletes.  They are beginning further international expansion.  Her fater, who is the from Tokyo, was trained in Chicago started Kinesio Taping.

Tricia Wellenbach, President of Sandcastle Strategy Group is Ric's second guest and she talks about her firm which works with top level executives to develop strategic planning initiatives.  They also couple their services with executive coaching.

Carole Borden, CEO of CB Transportation is Ric's final guest and they discuss Carole's firm which is completely virtual!  Her "headquarters" are in her suburban Philadelphia home.  Her team is scattered between Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, South Carolina and a few other locations.

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Critical Mass March 9, 2011

March 16, 2011

Paul Roberts, Founder and CEO of West Coast Marketing joins Ric Franzi for a interactive discussion of CEO Peer Groups, Ric's first book "CRITICAL MASS: The 10 Explosive Powers of CEO PEER GROUPS" and the 8 Nominees for the 2011 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award who are CRITICAL MASS for Business clients.

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Critical Mass March 8, 2011

March 16, 2011

Mari Kurtz, President of OC Metals joins host Ric Franzi for the entire show.  They explore and discuss the evolution of her firm and the lessons she has learned through the challenges of her business career.  Mari is a nominee for the 2011 Excellence in Entrepreneurshiop Award sponsored by the Orange County Business Journal.

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Critical Mass: The Coaching Perspective March 3, 2011

March 16, 2011

Host Doug Gfeller, MCC interviews Mike Block of Custom Business Solutions and they discuss some of today's issues in the world of Human Resources.  Listen in and hear Mike's unique solution of getting temporary help to handle those peak work loads.  Doug continues the thoughtful discussion about how coaching and training are different, but yet compliment each other.

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Critical Mass: Coast to Coast March 3, 2011

March 16, 2011

Ian McClarty President of PhoenixNAP is host Ric Franzi's first guest.  Ric and Ian explore how his firm has changed and how he, as the leader, has changed to manage their growth and maturing as an organization.

Fred Catona, Founder & Chief Strategist for Bulldozer Digital discusses the Direct Response Radio marketing methodology Fred developed to help businesses grow their sales.  Fred's system helped launched many successful firms including Priceline.com.  Fred has been featured in WSJ, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer and Entrepreneur Magazine.

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Critical Mass March 2, 2011

March 16, 2011

John Meador, CEO of Envirocheck, Inc. stops by to talk with host Ric Franzi.  John and Ric explore Envirocheck and the niche John has carved out as the trusted leader in the environmental industy.  Envirocheck provides lab testing and consulting services for asbestos, lead, mold and other environmental hazards nationally since 1998.

Lee Katz, Managing Partner for Grisanti, Galef & Goldress shares stories and advice for business owners based on his 25 years turning failing companies around.  Throughout his career in crisis management, Lee has servced as an interim executive officer and re-organization director for both large and small firms.

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