Lance Allan, Diverting from the Script with Top Athletes – Episode 32

Lance Allan is the lead Sports Anchor for WTMJ Channel 4, a position he started preparing for as a high school student in Rice Lake, WI.  Lance is a University of Wisconsin – Madison graduate and has twice been named the Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year.   Prompted by a question his English teacher asked of the…

The First Tragedy, I Didn’t Sign Up for This – Episode 31.5

Mike shares the first tragedy, about the tragic death of his employee, Billy, who died from performing the duties of his job. Mike tells the events of that tragic day as they unfolded, how he felt beside the casket wishing Billy was still here, and his struggle with unanswered questions. This tragic loss of life,…

Ryan Keepman, $100 Million CEO Managing Remotely – Episode 31

Ryan Keepman is the second-generation President of Evans Transportation, a transportation & logistics management company.  After graduating from UW Madison in 2004, Ryan began his career in sales where he learned the ropes working for Pitney Bowes selling postage meters essentially door to door. From there, he moved to Tri-State Expedited, a freight brokerage company, where…

10 Leadership Habits That Work, for Me at Least – Episode 30.5

Mike explores Leadership - the one thing that we easily recognize when it's terrible, feel empowered to take on anything when it's great, and can take a lifetime to master. Get your notepad ready because I know you will find some good leadership habits you will want to start using right away. Stay CalmBe RealAsk…

Tommy Tank, Becoming a Model in your 50s – Episode 30

Tommy Tank is the founder and President of Tommy Tank Life After 50, a one of a kind fitness experience gym and brand that is built on Tommy’s passion for fitness and his belief that “you have one body, own it.”  Tommy started his company, and new career, at age 56 after a long career…

Mike Gosman, Betting on Strong Families to Rebuild Milwaukee – Episode 29

Mike Gosman is the Executive Director of ACTS Housing, a non-profit with a mission of empowerment through homeownership.   Mike graduated from Indiana University with a degree in History.  As a student, Mike was heavily involved in the Memorial Union Board, where he had the opportunity to plan major campus events that included visits from artists like…

Red Flags Entrepreneurs Can’t Ignore and Betrayal – Episode 28.5

In this 3rd video episode with Aleta Norris, co-founder of Living as a Leader, I share two stories about ignoring the signs of bad business deals and how I was betrayed by one of my earliest employees, and how it has changed my approach. (Watch here https://youtu.be/y4WdXOKdgzc ) In the first story you'll learn how…

Wendy Baumann, Awakening New Worlds for Women Entrepreneurs – Episode 28

Wendy Baumann is the President and Chief Visionary Officer of the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (known as WWBIC), a statewide economic development corporation.  She’s just celebrated her 25th anniversary as WWBIC’s leader.  Wendy credits the roots of her success to her parents and the environment in which she was raised. Her Mom was the academic, a college…

Why Entrepreneurs Need Pain and Fear – Episode 27.5

In this 2nd video episode with Aleta Norris, co-founder of Living as a Leader, I share two stories about experiencing pain and fear, and the entrepreneurial lessons that it taught me. (Watch here https://youtu.be/GQQlLIiGg2c ) First, I believe all lessons come with pain. As an entrepreneur and CEO, I learned there is no success without…

Mark Grosskopf, Part 2 Lessons from Tech CEO on Launching Startups – Episode 27

In Part 2 with Mark Grosskopf, we learn how Mark experienced incredible growth launching his technology consulting company, New Resources, after he acquired it from his partners. We learn about the obstacles he overcame to help New Resources achieve incredible growth, why one of his first acquisitions was a software company, his inflection point to…