The Self-Belief Podcast

Keith Baldwin & Jordanna Cheifetz

We interview business leaders and people of influence in Metro Detroit to discuss their journey to a position of influence in their industries. The times where they had to draw on their reserves of self belief and the solutions they found are investigated with them. Overall, you will get to know our guests on a human level and understand the individual qualities they have that helped shape their behavior and choices on their journey.

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Jason Dungjen - Former Olympic figure skater and current coach/manager at Detroit skating club
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Jason Dungjen - Former Olympic figure skater and current coach/manager at Detroit skating club
What does it take to be an Olympian? You may not think that the answer is to take 2 years away from the sport between 18 and 20 years old but this is a part of Jason's story.Jason shares his story about being adopted when he was a few days old and how he went from ice hockey to figure skating, then almost walking away from the sport when he went to college.When he decided to return to it, things were just falling short and he had a gut check moment where he asked himself what were the extra 2% actions he needed to do to effectively give it his all. Once he did that and applied those small changes, he went from finishing 9th in the '94 Olympics to finishing controversially 4th and not 3rd in the '98 Nagano Japan Olympics.Now in the role of a coach, Jason shares what can set some young skaters apart and how he helps teach skaters to thrive in a sport where no matter what you do and control about your training and the routine, the judging is still very subjective and not in the athletes control.If you would like to see one of Jason's Olympics routines here is a Youtube linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raAMeSBybRUWe aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Season 2 wrap up - Lessons from the last 20 minutes
Feb 27 2024
Season 2 wrap up - Lessons from the last 20 minutes
As we wrap up season 2 we go back through some of our guests this season and take lessons from the thoughts they have shared in the last 20 minutes of each of their episodes.We have found that the first part of the interview sets the stage for their story and that in the last 20 minutes people are fully emersed and comfortable. This can be where raw truths and heartfelt reflections take place.While we haven't had time in this wrap up to play exerts from all our interviews, they all had clip worthy segments we could have used.Hear us discuss a few of these exerts and why we chose them.If you have enjoyed this series please give us 5 STARS on Spotify and whatever platform you listen on and help keep spreading the word as we continue to be blown away by the growth of our listening audience.We have a number of great guests lined up for series 3 which will be coming in April.Until then, go back through some episodes you haven't heard yet and if you have any potential guests you want to suggest, please contact on instagram or email hosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comLastly on episode 9 of this season we spoke with Dave Dwaihy of DCFC. Their season opener is March 23rd @4pm and tickets are available on their website. See you in 5 weeks!We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Victoria Eisenmenger - Owner of From the Heart Dog Services (Dog training in Metro Detroit)
Feb 13 2024
Victoria Eisenmenger - Owner of From the Heart Dog Services (Dog training in Metro Detroit)
When is the perfect time to start your own business? I think the general answer I can deduce from many of our guests is, "When it feels right and you can no longer resist the urge to".That moment came for Victoria just after she was married and they were living with her parents for a year while their house was being remodeled. Victoria decided to leave her corporate job she had worked her way up in to start her dog training company.In less than a year Victoria has grown tremendously and is growing her staff. Hear about some of her challenges as well as opportunities she has embraced.Lastly you can also hear some practical dog training tips and some do's and donts. You may even learn some new phrases such as what a 'sniffari' is!We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Keith Baldwin - Owner of Regal Payments
Feb 6 2024
Keith Baldwin - Owner of Regal Payments
"If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run - yours is the earth and everything that's in it" - Rudyard KiplingDoing the interviews with our guests on the podcast inspires me as I hear how they overcame challenges and moments of self doubt. A main theme between them all is that they took action. They filled the unforgiving minute with their version of 60 seconds worth of distance runNow for our 25th episode overall, I am on the other side of the microphone. There are many more interesting and inspirational stories than mine but as I look back on my story so far, I am grateful for all the challenges that have shaped me and I feel very fortunate for all the twists and turns that have led me to now.I grew up in South London, England and during and after college I was able to come to America to coach soccer. From coaching soccer in my 20's and many different challenges, twists and turns, I followed opportunities in sales where eventually I made my way to the merchant services industry. After a couple of years running the Midwest for a company I struck out on my own to form Regal Payments in 2009. When doing an interview like this you can always feel, "I should have said this" or "I should have described this better" but ultimately this is not an Abe Lincoln 6 part documentary so I tried to keep it concise and hopefully I was able to paint a picture of my journey so far for people.My last comment is a quote from one of my favorite movies, 'Catch me if you can' that symbolizes hustle , struggle and finding a way through not giving up."Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn't quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out."We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Mark Rieth - Owner Atwater Brewery (2005-2022). Current owner of Ful Beverage and Detroit Liquid Ventures
Jan 30 2024
Mark Rieth - Owner Atwater Brewery (2005-2022). Current owner of Ful Beverage and Detroit Liquid Ventures
Transitioning from the alcoholic beverage world to the Non-Alcoholic business world.Mark is best known for his role with Atwater Brewery, the company he first invested in and later purchased in its entirety. During his two decades at the helm, Mark leveraged his automotive background to help Atwater grow into the fourth largest (of more than 350) craft breweries in Michigan, producing and distributing dozens of beers, plus award-winning hard seltzers, spirits and four unique taphouse destinations. Mark successfully sold his business to Molson Coors in 2020 and then remained as its president for 18 months to ensure a smooth transitionSince then Mark has started Detroit Liquid Ventures and has as a flagship product - Ful non-alcoholic beer. Mark is passionate about producing a great product to fill the demand in the ever growing 'sober curious' market sector.Hear how Mark made Atwater successful, coming through challenges such as being 2 weeks away from closing in 2008, to now deciding when to exit and how to pivot to a fast growing emerging sector worldwide.We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
George Clark - Exonerated after being wrongly imprisoned for 17 years. (accompanied by Valerie Newman)
Jan 9 2024
George Clark - Exonerated after being wrongly imprisoned for 17 years. (accompanied by Valerie Newman)
It is 9 days in to 2024 - how are you resolutions going? Are you sticking to them and going strong working towards your goals?What if I told you it would take 6,415 days before you would achieve your goal? How would you handle that mentally? George Clark had to deal with the mental anguish, sense of injustice and many other challenges when he was sentenced to life in prison. He missed 17 years of his kids lives and his mother died the 3rd year he was in prison.We talk to George about how he kept his self belief, especially when re trails 5 years into his sentence of his fellow exoneree in the case, Kevin Harrington, ended up in a hung jury twice then another conviction on the third time. If Kevin had been exonerated at that time it would have been likely George would have too.We also discuss with George and Valerie about the many mis steps that lead to a conviction of George even though he had an alibi and there was no DNA evidence against no. Listen to George and compare his story to how you would imagine you would cope in the same situation. Also, if you are a person who thinks, "well, there is no smoke without fire" and finds it hard to believe all exonerees are truly innocent, then you need to listen to this.We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Lee Padgett - Owner of Busted Bra Shops - 6 locations in the Midwest
Jan 2 2024
Lee Padgett - Owner of Busted Bra Shops - 6 locations in the Midwest
"When we opened in Detroit there was a population of 700,00 of which 53% were women. That meant there were more boobs than people!" - Lee PadgettHear Lee talk about her inspiration for opening a bra shop in downtown Detroit and her growth since to multiple stores and cities. When Lee ran a coffee shop downtown in the early 2000's, a conversation with a judge who was having an 'emergency bra issue' sowed a seed. That seed would literally wake her up in the middle of the night 5 years later with the idea and conviction to return to Detroit from North Carolina and open a bra shop.It wasn't a straight line to bra shop owner it was one via the Navy, then via being a chemist, to a coffee shop owner and then retail. Hear how Lee made those choices and how personal experiences and tragedy has shaped her and called her to question her previously held definitions of strength and weakness.Sure, the subject matter may not entice our male listeners straight away but I encourage you to listen to get insights on business from Lee. As for insights on bras..... all you need to know is to go ahead get your female significant others a Busted Bra shop gift voucher for Valentines Day!Lastly, Lee has started a hashtag, #doorsnotapps to encourage people to shop local and support local small businesses rather than order online at giant, out of state companies.We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Dave Dwaihy - Co Founder and Co Owner of Detroit City Football Club
Dec 19 2023
Dave Dwaihy - Co Founder and Co Owner of Detroit City Football Club
The story of DCFC has been well publicized nationally and internationally however Dave, who rarely gives interviews, shares a number of new perspectives on the DCFC journey since himself and Sean Mann started loosely discussing forming a soccer team back at Kalamazoo college, Michigan.Since 2012 DCFC has become emblematic of the city's growth and in some ways, just literally like their mascot uniform, it has emerged from a dumpster, starting from scratch and going from strength to strength.Dave talks about the philosophy of their ownership since their first match at Cass Tech where they embodied the concept of, "Our supporters are the life of the party and we are just the hosts". The club motto, Passion for Our City, Passion for the Game, evokes the three ideas the grassroots organization was built upon: to satisfy the demand for soccer in downtown Detroit, represent the city in a positive light, and build community through “the beautiful game.”Now the club, that is well known for its raucous atmospheres, plays in the second tier of North American soccer and Dave is not only an owner but also the head coach of the DCFC women's team.Hear Dave get personal and talk about what the growth has meant to him, his family, his friends, and what he hopes he and the club will keep bringing and contributing to the city as a whole.We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Ryan Cooley - Co founder of Slows BBQ and owner of O'Connor Real Estate in Corktown, Detroit
Dec 12 2023
Ryan Cooley - Co founder of Slows BBQ and owner of O'Connor Real Estate in Corktown, Detroit
Imagine in 2023 standing on Michigan Avenue in the middle of the day opposite Grand Central station in Corktown Detroit and only seeing about 1 car every 10 minutes. That was the scene 20 years ago.There were no cocktail bars, restaurants and modern condos. Corktown and downtown Detroit was a place many stayed away from. Ryan and his brother Phil saw opportunity and purchased a building for $40,000 which they then built out a number of businesses into, including Slows BBQ. Slows started to gain some local and national attention as they and a few others became the green shoots of growth in a city that had been arid for too long.Even though Slows started doing well, it certainly wasn't plain sailing without a number of challenges.Hear how Ryan has been a driving force for growth in Downtown Detroit and specifically Corktown over the last 20 years. His company, O'Connor Real Estate does commercial and residential real estate and he has been a resource for many businesses as they decide on the best location.Ryan is more excited than ever about the growth of the city and he shares some of his favorite places you should visit next time you are downtown.We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Richard Hallowell - Owner of Elivate and Flawless Med Spa in Lake Orion MI
Dec 5 2023
Richard Hallowell - Owner of Elivate and Flawless Med Spa in Lake Orion MI
Hear Richard describe his journey into medicine, from working in hospitals where patients had to be there out of necessity, to now owning his wellness and med spa where clients come to him willingly through their choice.He discuss fundamental business challenges he faced as he grew the business such as balancing the professional relationships and friendships with his staff while creating room for them to grow in their careers.He also talks candidly about being on the other side of medicine, the patient side, as he and his wife were diagnosed with breast cancer a few years back.Listen to this episode if you have an interest in business, entrepreneurship, a medical career, knowing exactly what a med spa does and if you have no interest in medicine but are interested in people.We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Thomas Willis - Author of 'The Great Engagement' - Creating cultures that foster dramatic personal and organizational growth
Nov 28 2023
Thomas Willis - Author of 'The Great Engagement' - Creating cultures that foster dramatic personal and organizational growth
"Many times the leader doesn't realize what frustrates them about their culture are the things they are doing unconsciously"Tom discusses how leaders and leadership teams can break plateaus by acknowledging their own behaviors and self limiting beliefs and then using tools to effectively move past them. Moving from a place of fear to a place of courage and then from a place courage moving towards a place of love and service.He also touches on how when people describe themselves as being busy all the time, they are essentially just rephrasing that they are constantly running around being in a state of anxiety.Tom started off in a corporate job, then when he was fired he went to Africa and taught. He then continued teaching when he returned to the U.S working his way up eventually in school administrations before leaving to co found Phoenix Partners. Listen to Tom share lots of great insights that you can use in your day to day lives.We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Andy Appleby - Owner of United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL) and former chairman & owner of Derby County Football Club
Nov 21 2023
Andy Appleby - Owner of United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL) and former chairman & owner of Derby County Football Club
A lot of people who own sports teams have that role passed on to them from family. That is not the case with Andy Appleby.Andy arrived in MI in the 80s and started working for the Pistons as they were about to move into The Palace of Auburn Hills. Andy hustled, becoming a top salesperson and he built strong relationships with all his customers.Andy rose to the role VP in the Palace Entertainment group, working closely with Tom Wilson and Bill Davison. Andy could have stayed in that prestigious, well paying role but he had the urge to strike out on his own and in 1998 he left to set up General Sports. Since then he has grown and diversified that company and owned Derby County, an English soccer team, and he currently owns the United Shore Professional Baseball League and its stadium in Utica MI.Hear how Andy has always fallen back on hard work and self belief as he has accomplished many goals. not all were hit and you will hear how he could have been 15 times wealthier by now owning the St Louis Blues had it not been, 'the one that got away'.For anyone looking to have a career in sports, or just loves sports and wonders what its like to own sports teams, this is a must listen to.We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Justin Wedes - Owner of Flow Video
Nov 14 2023
Justin Wedes - Owner of Flow Video
The first 20 minutes have nothing to do with video creation but are about how Justin unknowingly homed his communication skills by working as a teacher in Brooklyn at a 'last chance' school.By learning how to effectively deliver a message to people by connecting with them as individuals within a collective, Justin was realizing that effective storytelling was his passion.Now as he leads a staff of 10 at Flow Video, he sees himself as a digital storyteller for his clients so that he can help them engage and connect with their customers.Hear Justin be open and honest as he opens up about how he has managed his anxiety over the years. Like all our interviews, it is less about their industry and more about their journeys and lessons learnt as they discuss traits that have served them well along the way.We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Ethan Baker - Mayor of Troy, MI
Nov 7 2023
Ethan Baker - Mayor of Troy, MI
Its not a bad first job out of college when you work directly with a president for 4 years. That was the role Ethan got working with President Reagan the last 4 years of his life that set him on a trajectory of public service.You will hear about some of the lessons learnt by working on a daily basis with President and Mrs Reagan and how the ideas and principles of finding common ground and creating community shape Ethan's leadership style today.Today, Nov 7, as this episode is being released, it is election day and Ethan is running unopposed for his second term as Mayor of Troy. His first term started 2 months before COVID arrived and changed all his plans and agenda for the role.Hear how Ethan likes to lead and form consensus. One of his 'secrets' of how to do this is when you want something done, bring people together to an event/meeting and give them food and drink................. Now that's a campaign promise I can get behind!We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo - Owner Chazzano Coffee Roasters
Oct 31 2023
Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo - Owner Chazzano Coffee Roasters
How do you know when to make the leap of leaving your job/career to go follow a different passion?Frank grew up studying opera in NY and then used his musical talents to grow a career as a cantor. Outside of his work he started roasting his own coffee at home in the garage and he became deeply passionate about it. Finally after 10 years of doing that, he left his role as a cantor behind and opened Chazzano coffee roasters.You will hear Frank talk about being detail orientated in his business plan and how he started to grow his wholesale accounts. It wasn't all plain sailing and he made errors with staffing, wages and on occasion pricing as he started out.If you currently have a 'hobby' that you dream will one day become a business then Frank is a must listen.Next time you are in Berkley stop by and visit Frank for some great coffee and he is always happy to give people a tour of his roasting operation. We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver
Ken Lear - Owner 2313 Inc. A direct sales and marketing company
Oct 24 2023
Ken Lear - Owner 2313 Inc. A direct sales and marketing company
How do you keep growing and developing your business when life gets in the way? On 2/3/2013 Kens first child, Brady, was born which in itself, can be exciting and a lot to deal with at the same time. However the day before Brady was born, Kens father passed away and 3 months earlier in November 2012 Kens mother had passed away.Ken got his head down and powered through that time, pushing all those emotions inside while running his business and managing his people. The next 3 years were a real struggle and it wasn't until he truly started working on himself and developing personal routines each morning that gave him structure to start his day, that his business started to sky rocket again.As you will hear, Ken started entry level in B2B full commission sales fresh out of Penn State when he was 23 and he quickly moved through a training program where in just over a year, the business owner he worked for felt comfortable to give him seed money to start his own location in Columbus OH.Ken grew his company and went from strength to strength, quickly becoming responsible for multiple offices nationwide that provided face to face marketing for large national brands such as AT&T, Verizon and Quill/Staples. He has now run his company for just over 20 years and you will not only hear about his challenges but you will also get a sense for how much Ken cares for everyone who works with him and he shows up with intention each day to help those in his company achieve and exceed their goalsBack in 2006 I worked with Ken in his Atlanta location and when he moved to Michigan in 2013 we reconnected. Not only is Ken a person I respect and like on many levels for all that he has achieved and stands for personally, he is also a team mate of mine on the UK Royals over 40 soccer team!Please make sure to connect with Ken on Linkedin and follow his YouTube channel, the Klear channel, which is filled with great leadership content.We aim for you to enjoy each episode as we talk to people from a wide array of industries.If we have achieved our aim and you are enjoying these discussions then please like, subscribe, share and give us a high star rating.Please feel free to contact us athosts@selfbeliefpodcast.comInstagram - theselfbeliefpodcastFacebook - Self Belief Podcastwww.selfbeliefpodcast.comsponsored by Regal Payments - helping businesses enhance their customers payment experiencewww.regalpayments.comJAC Digital - Helping design and execute on all your social media marketing needswww.jacdigitalmedia.comOffice Evolution Troy - Professional co working space at I 75 and Big Beaver