Strategic Growth Podcast 2024

The Golding Group

The Strategic Growth Podcast features expert insights, interviews with thought leaders & business plan triage for entrepreneurs, funders & decision-makers. read less
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Executive Coaching with George Glover, Vistage OKC Chair
Jul 3 2024
Executive Coaching with George Glover, Vistage OKC Chair
Special guest George Glover is an executive coach for Vistage Oklahoma City. He manages multiple private peer advisory groups of over 50 high-integrity Oklahoma CEOs, key executives and managers who desire to improve their personal and business growth. Glover has 24+ years in global mining, steel manufacturing and construction. He has extensive corporate-level and direct business leadership experience. His international exposure to diverse leadership styles and varying team dynamics has deepened his appreciation for effective leadership and business culture. Glover has held chief executive leadership roles in large publicly held organizations, with over 15,000 employees, and in smaller organizations, both employee and privately owned, with 300-500 employees. He possesses a broad, hands-on perspective with cross-functional C-suite leadership experience in Finance, Sales, Marketing and Operations. Glover has experienced diverse work cultures having worked and lived in the United States, China, Malaysia, Australia and Mali along with time spent in South America, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Vistage offers a layered experience and built-in accountability: a private advisory group, one-to-one coaching, world-class speakers and expert-led workshops. Each member of the peer group acts as a "private advisor" and part of the collective "brain trust." Vistage members participate in monthly, Chair-led private advisory group meetings. More than 21,000 members also have access to one-to-one executive coaching, expert speakers, and our global network of business leaders. The Strategic Growth Podcast offers expert business insights, interviews with thought leaders and business plan triage for business owners, start-ups or anyone with a specific business problem. Listen/Stream/Watch/Subscribe at bit.ly/StrategicGrowthPodcast
Revolutionary Ideas Between The Coast with Justin Wilson, Plains Ventures
Jun 5 2024
Revolutionary Ideas Between The Coast with Justin Wilson, Plains Ventures
Justin Wilson, MBA, is the President and Managing Director at Plains Ventures, an OKC and Tulsa-based Venture Capital fund management firm with over $120m in assets under management. With a background in private equity, healthcare, politics and non-profit leadership, Wilson brings a broad base of perspectives to his approach to leadership and asset management. Plains Ventures provides resources, guidance and support needed to grow successful companies. They fuel revolutionary ideas between the coasts, guiding founders from idea to exit. Their commitment is to continue doing what we’ve always done—uncovering inspiring entrepreneurs who are creating real value in places like our home state of Oklahoma and other traditionally overlooked places. Plains Ventures has a proven infrastructure consisting of capital, experience and network that positions them to help companies succeed. https://plainsvc.com Wilson holds a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. He is a proud Tribal Member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and lives in Edmond with his wife, Brooklyn, and their two young sons. The Strategic Growth Podcast offers expert business insights, interviews with thought leaders and business plan triage for business owners, start-ups or anyone with a specific business problem. Listen/Stream/Subscribe to the podcast at https://bit.ly/StrategicGrowthPodcast
Early Stage VC with Kevin Moore, Founder of Serac Ventures
May 22 2024
Early Stage VC with Kevin Moore, Founder of Serac Ventures
What better way to understand venture capital investing than by interviewing a specialist with tremendous professional experience? Our special guest is Kevin Moore, Founder and Managing Partner of Serac Ventures in Oklahoma City. Moore has over 16 years of experience in finance and private markets investing. Prior to Serac Ventures, he was a Partner at Spur Capital Partners where he led investments into top-tier, early-stage venture capital fund managers and select co-investment/direct investments. Prior to Spur, Moore was the Director of Angel Investments and Venture Advisor at i2E, a seed-stage investment firm we have discussed on this podcast previously. Serac Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the seed stage, providing the greatest opportunity for outsized returns. they back companies building technologies that expand access to capital and financial services and make work faster, more secure and more productive. Serac typically writes checks between $250K to $750K. They look for companies with a finished product, revenue, a growing customer base and a scalable and capital-efficient business model. https://www.seracventures.vc The Strategic Growth Podcast offers expert business insights, interviews with thought leaders and business plan triage for business owners, start-ups or anyone with a specific business problem. Hosted by Kyle Golding, entrepreneur and Chief Strategic Idealist for The Golding Group. Listen/Stream/Subscribe to the audio podcast https://bit.ly/StrategicGrowthPodcast
Startups And Rebrands with Shelter Ready!
Apr 3 2024
Startups And Rebrands with Shelter Ready!
The best businesses have three main components: Solve a problem, offer a manageable solution and provide value above what is expected. Local startup Storm Check was launched with this in mind. After initial success, the founders recently went through a brand elevation to become Shelter Ready! full-service cleaning and prep. for storm shelters. Learn more at https://cleanmyshelter.com The decision to rebrand is always a tricky proposition, even more so when a company is only a year old and practically still in startup mode. But it’s worth the effort if the rebrand can make a big enough impact. Why the change, you ask? We listened to potential customer feedback and realized the previous name, Storm Check, needed clarification. Many mistakenly associated our services with storm shelter installation or storm chasing. We wanted a positive name that clearly conveyed the safety and peace of mind provided to families who utilize a storm shelter during severe weather. Shelter Ready! is embracing a brand identity that speaks directly to the core of what they do: preparing your shelter for whatever Mother Nature may bring. We also simplified the service packages from three tiers to one, reflecting our dedication to streamlining the customer experience. Now, with just one click, you can access comprehensive storm shelter cleaning and preparedness services conveniently available through the new and improved website CleanMyShelter.com. As part of our rebranding efforts, we’ve also refreshed our logo, opting for an umbrella symbol to represent shelter from the storm—a universal symbol of protection and safety. This new branding is visually appealing and reinforces our commitment to protecting your family, pets and neighbors during severe weather events. The idea started with a conversation about providing opportunities for veterans and helping keep Oklahomans safe during a storm. As residents of Oklahoma, the founders of Shelter Ready! know how important it is to have a safe, clean place to go at a moment’s notice. They are also grateful and proud of the servicemen and women who helped secure our freedom. They aim to employ veterans who have served our country and empower them to become leaders within the company across all levels. The Strategic Growth Podcast offers expert business insights, interviews with thought leaders and business plan triage for business owners, start-ups or anyone with a specific business problem. Listen, watch, stream or subscribe: bit.ly/StrategicGrowthPodcast
Bold Statement: Improve Any Business with Effectiveness and Efficiency
Feb 21 2024
Bold Statement: Improve Any Business with Effectiveness and Efficiency
We're making a BOLD but true statement today to grab your attention but also offer you an opportunity to improve your business in specific ways that create sustainable success and profitability. The Golding Group can help you do just that. All you have to do is just ask, via this link: https://calendly.com/grow-with-us/fix-my-business There are two ways to create sustainable profitability in any business: Effectiveness and Efficiency. Both should be pursued simultaneously and continually with focus and consistency. How do you apply these techniques to your business? We're giving you an overview of this podcast today. Effectiveness: Get more with the same (or less cost) by doing what you do, just better. Using your budget as well as possible to get the outcomes you're looking for. Efficiency: Doing more with less effort or cost. Reducing waste, increasing speed, reducing sales or production cycles and creating opportunities for new or repeat business (most profitable). This episode will explain more about what these terms mean and how to apply them, but I can't tell you everything on the podcast. That's what professional consultations are for, so I can tailor that information to each business scenario. We will work through specifics when we meet to discuss your business. Click the special link above to schedule your FREE half-hour conversation. Let's work together to make your business a success. It’s essential to assess each business’s unique operations and identify specific pain points or areas of improvement to tailor the strategies accordingly. Regular monitoring, measurement and continuous improvement efforts are essential to ensure sustained effectiveness and efficiency gains. Listen/Stream/Subscribe/Watch the podcast at https://bit.ly/StrategicGrowthPodcast
People Over Projects with Bryce Thompson, CORD Construction and CTB Group
Nov 22 2023
People Over Projects with Bryce Thompson, CORD Construction and CTB Group
"Every decision that I make as a business owner, I want it to be through the lens of people first. What's best for not just my people but also for the people we're working with and contracting with are trusting us by hiring us. What's best for them as well." - Bryce Thompson, owner of Cord Construction Services and Managing Partner of the Community Through Beer (CTB) Group. CTB Group includes The Patriarch in Edmond, Social Capital in downtown OKC, The Joinery in Bricktown, 1884 in Edmond and The Standard in Norman. Thompson was recently appointed to the new Oklahoma Workforce Commission, which was created to coordinate and align all the stakeholders in the workforce ecosystem within our state. He also strongly believes in the value of suits for every university student-athlete, specifically his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma. "If you put the people first, being successful comes easy. People over projects, people over profit, people over anything else." We discuss how to put people first for a successful business, getting past imposter syndrome to take on new challenges, managing multiple businesses in different verticals by empowering employees, knowing your why and the importance of feeling good about yourself to do your best work. CORD Construction https://www.cordcs.com/ CTB Group https://www.ctbokc.com/ @SoonersSuits https://twitter.com/SoonersSuits 🎤🎧 The Strategic Growth Podcast offers expert business insights, interviews with thought leaders and business plan triage for business owners, start-ups or anyone with a specific business problem. Listen, watch, stream or subscribe: https://bit.ly/StrategicGrowthPodcast
Capital Growth Support Services For Venture Capital
Oct 4 2023
Capital Growth Support Services For Venture Capital
Venture Capital (VC) investing is more than just writing checks. VC firms, limited partners and individual investors offer support, connections and expertise to the startups and early-stage companies in their portfolios. To better support your investments, we have curated a specialized list of additional support services to assist essential business activities in key areas critical to VC firms and investors: Human Resources, Treasury Services, Strategic Planning, Audience Development, Fractional Leadership and Talent Recruiting and Retention. Listen/Stream/Subscribe to the podcast at https://bit.ly/StrategicGrowthPodcast Our Presenters:  • Bobby Stewart, Business Performance Advisor at Insperity https://www.insperity.com/hr-solutions/capital-markets • Brad Willis, Friendly Neighborhood Banking Guy https://www.ffb.com/small-business/treasury-services • Kyle Golding, Entrepreneur, startup advisor and 2019-20 chairman of the Oklahoma Venture Forum https://thegoldinggroup.com/fractional-ceo • Corey Walker, reformed corporate recruiter at Ncite Partners https://ncitepartners.com This podcast is to introduce you to professional services for investment companies outside the standard legal, accounting and marketing support. Our goal is to provide information about new and different options you might not be aware of or currently utilizing. These services can add value to your offer sheets and increase the potential for success in your business portfolio.  Please join us on Thursday, October 12th at The Verge OKC for networking, a brief presentation and direct conversations with our experts about capital growth support services specifically for VC firms, limited partners and venture investors followed by a Happy Hour at Oklahoma Craft Brewhouse sponsored by Insperity. Special thanks to our partner Kristin Garcia, Operations Director at The Verge OKC. RSVP for free at https://bit.ly/VCHappyHourOKC The Strategic Growth Podcast offers expert business insights, interviews with thought leaders and business plan triage for business owners, start-ups or anyone with a specific business problem. Hosted by Kyle Golding, entrepreneur and Chief Strategic Idealist for The Golding Group. Subscribe, so you never miss an episode.