Episode 100, Humbled and Inspired by These Words of My Podcast Guests

In this special 100th episode, I reached out to the first 100 guests to share their experience on the How'd It Happen Podcast. I got a great response and just want to share some of those responses with you. I was humbled and inspired. I'm grateful to these successful people, for helping us get to…

Scott Welsh, CEO, Adapting to Ripple Effects of Empty Office Space – Episode 99.5

Scott Welsh is the CEO at Inland Companies, one of the largest full-service commercial real estate companies in Wisconsin. Scott shares an insider's view on commercial real estate during the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has impacted his real estate business and clients - including the ripple effect of people not being in downtown office…

Matt Rinka, Partner, Rendering Hidden Opportunities into Modern Designs – Episode 99

Matt Rinka is a partner and architect at Rinka, an innovative architectural practice that connects inspiring designs with practical and functional solutions. The firm has over 65 awards, many from the highest levels of professional recognition including American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and the Milwaukee Business Journal. If you've…

Calvin McNeely Runningboards Marketing Franchise Podcast

Calvin McNeely, President, Lighting Up Fast Paced Growth for Franchise Startup – Episode 98

Calvin McNeely is the co-founder and president of Runningboards Marketing, a franchise-able marketing company that drives client messaging straight to target audiences through mobile, customizable and trackable ads on Digital Advertising Vehicles (DAV®). Calvin started his first business at age 18 in his upstairs bedroom of his parents’ house. Over the years, Calvin has owned…

Dr. Madan Kandula, CEO and Advent Founder, Living Beyond Fear During COVID-19 – Episode 97.5

Dr. Madan Kandula is an Entrepreneur, Physician, CEO and the Founder of Advent, an independent ear, nose and throat medical practice. Mike talks with Dr. Kandula about how COVID-19 has impacted him personally, as well as his business. They also get deep into the how’s and why’s of the way people are thinking about the…

Dave Molenda, Amazon Best Selling Author, Growing on Purpose – Episode 97

Dave Molenda is the author of Growing on Purpose, the Formula to Strengthen Your Team AND Improve Your Customer Experience. In addition to being a #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author, Dave is the founder of Positive Polarity, a start-up business he grew into a $10 million company and through which Dave passes the principles of his…

Brian Adam, President, Pivoting Mascot Production to Make COVID-19 PPE – Episode 96.5

Brian Adam is the President and CEO of Olympus Group, and a YPO member. In this episode Brian talks about how he and his company have been impacted by COVID-19 and the virtual shutdowns its caused in the trade show, sports and entertainment industries which had been three of Olympus’ major revenue producers. Mike and…

Michael Wagner, President, Pooling Ideas into Winning Franchise Brands – Episode 96

Michael Wagner is the President of Pool Scouts, a franchise business that he co-founded in 2015 in collaboration with Buzz Franchise Brands. A graduate of UNC Greensboro, Michael worked in a variety of industries including Life Insurance, Corporate compliance and risk training, Corporate sales and Banking before starting Pool Scouts. Along the way, Michael had…

Why COVID-19 is an old person's disease

Dan Steininger, Milwaukee Innovator and COVID-19 Survivor, Why It’s an Old Person’s Disease – Episode 95.5

Dan Steininger is on the show today and Dan was one of Mike’s first 20 podcast guests. He's back today for a special reason but before we get into that, here’s a little bio on Dan. Dan is or has been a lawyer, a columnist and author of his bestselling book called “Move Mountains Every…

Alison Qualter Berna and Allison Schlanger, Co-Founders, Seeding Franchise Growth with Systems – Episode 95

Allison Schlanger and Alison Qualter Berna are the Co-Founders, along with their husbands, Craig and Bobby, of Apple Seeds all-in-one play spaces for families with children newborn to five years old, and Songs For Seeds, a state of the art rockin’ music program for newborns to 6 year old’s that they’ve franchised and grown to…