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    Ep.21 - Kirk Thompson Part II - Common Language Shapes Stronger More Vibrant Communities & Economies

    In part two of the podcast with Kirk Thompson, we shift away from his personal development story to focus on development opportunities in his community. Kirk is imagining how a common framework and language like V-REEL® might contribute to the formation of unified vision and re-development plans in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands in the aftermath of the major 2017 hurricanes, Irma and Maria.   Learn More

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    Ep. 20 - Kirk Thompson, Part 1 - V-REEL® Yourself to See and Build Personal Value

    Kirk Thompson has worked in a lot of different environments (that's him working underwater in the photo above). He's worked in government, big corporate, small business, as an entrepreneur, and as a volunteer and philanthropist - always applying his education and ever-growing experience as a data analyst to enhance corporate strategy and build a successful career. Kirk also happens to have been around in the very earliest days of the V-REEL® Framework when I was first using it as ...  Learn More

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    Ep. 19 - Bailey Mullens: This is what it takes to change the world.

    Bailey Mullens is one inspired millennial; not the least bit mindless, as the title of his very popular podcast, Mindless Millennials, might suggest. Barely into his 20s, Bailey is a classic entrepreneur with exceptional amounts of energy, an abundance of ideas, and an ability to execute.In this episode you'll listen in on my first conversation with Bailey (the next one will be when I join him on his podcast - I'll keep you posted). It's his first real encounter with the V-REEL® ...  Learn More

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    Respect

    RespectAretha Franklin What you wantBaby, I got itWhat you needDo you know I got itAll I'm askin'Is for a little respect when youget home (just a little bit)…-R-E-S-P-E-C-TFind out what it means to meR-E-S-P-E-C-TTake care, TCB…-Or you might walk in (respect,just a little bit)And find out I'm gone (just a littlebit)I got to have (just a little bit)A little respect (just a little bit)Songwriters: Otis Redding  Respect lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group...  Learn More

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    Episode 18: Mark and Bethany Douglass Part II—V-REEL for the Whole Family

    I’ve heard from a number of people that V-REEL® is simple to grasp and can be applied to diverse situations, but Mark and Bethany Douglass’s use of the framework as a tool for long-term family thinking still surprises me. They each run businesses, and together they are parenting four kids and a Labrador, so they definitely need to think strategically!V-REEL for the whole familyThis pair is well-practiced at employing the V-REEL framework. Mark leads operations for Fidelis Creativ...  Learn More

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    Ep. 17: Mark & Bethany Douglass Part I—Building a Family’s Future Using V-REEL

    The V in V-REEL® stands for Value, but after visiting with Mark and Bethany Douglas, I’m thinking of another v word: versatility. The way Mark and Bethany are applying V-REEL is very versatile and, honestly, they surprised me.Do try this at home.Mark and Bethany are both entrepreneurs and have used the V-REEL framework in their businesses for a while now. Mark’s business, Fidelis Creative Agency, helps businesses look, sound, and perform better.   Learn More

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    Ep 16: Joey McGee – Successful Artists Think Like Entrepreneurs

    I first interacted with singer songwriter Joey McGee during a Q & A session after a talk I gave about the V-REEL® Framework for strategy development. Joey cut right to the chase with the question: “How does this work for a creative, a musician?”Strategic Thinking for ArtistsArtists often don’t think along business lines when they start out because they’re swept away with the creative process. For some creatives, “strategy” might even sound like a bad word.   Learn More

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    Ep. 15: Christine Wzorek - Is it time to disrupt HR?

     Christine Wzorek is a past student of mine who reconnected with me on LinkedIn a few months back and has been calling me out on my failure to address V-REEL® applications for human resources (HR) ever since. It's great! I really appreciate her setting me straight on this because she's right.   Learn More

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