Taking a Chance on New Meetings – Episode 61.5

In this story, I share what goes on in my introverted head when I’m ‘forced” to meet new people in networking type situations and how I’ve learned to deal with it. I know it’s not my “fault” that I’m an introvert but being so has made it difficult for me to enthusiastically seek out and…

Denise Thomas, CEO Transforming Leaders into Powerful Communicators – Episode 45

Denise Thomas, is the Founder and CEO of The Effective Communication Coach.  She was recently recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal as a 2019 Woman of Influence in the Entrepreneur category. Denise graduated from Cardinal Stritch University with a degree in Management before setting off on a career in corporate America where she quickly moved up the…

Tom Bushkie, Hello Water, Making it Big in Beverages – Episode 25

Tom Bushkie, a serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Hello Water, the fiber infused, naturally flavored and non-carbonated water that is taking the nation by storm. Tom started his entrepreneurial path at College Pro Painters, where he took over a territory in Green Bay, WI while he was studying at UW Whitewater.  Tom’s older brother, Scott,…

Andy Nunemaker, A Master of Seizing the Opportunity – Episode 23

Andy Nunemaker is a legendary Milwaukee businessman, philanthropist and community leader. Andy started his career in the corporate world, working for SBC before attending Harvard Business School and GE, where he rose to become the CEO of GE Healthcare for Australia before shifting gears and helping found two companies, EM Systems in 2010 and Dynamis…

Richie Burke, A CEO, Podcasting Growth for Clients – Episode 15

Richie Burke is the founder and CEO of Go Geddit Marketing and Media and the host of the Go Gedders Podcast. Richie became an entrepreneur while he was still in middle school, collecting errant golf balls that he would sell back to the golfers - at considerable margin – since his cost basis was zero – and…

The Dine Around – A Connectworking Success

As you may remember, I’m not much of a networker (my recent post about being terrible at networking).  I find it intimidating, uncomfortable and, mostly, uninteresting.  It could also be that, because I’m not good at it, I just make excuses so I can feel better about myself for avoiding it (the truth is somewhere in…