213 The One Where We Quantify Leadership Effectiveness

For those long-time listeners, you know that I am passionate about personal and professional development and leadership strategies, which is why I couldn’t wait to share this interview with you! My guest today is Bill Eckstrom, he is the founder and CEO of EcSell Institute, the world’s first and only organization to measure and quantify …

212 The One About What To Do When Your System Tests Positive For Legionella

We’ve talked about what Legionella bacteria is and how to prevent Legionella from developing in your clients’ systems on previous podcast episodes (see list of episodes below), but what do you do when your building does test positive for Legionella bacteria? Over the past few months, the Scaling Up Nation has submitted dozens of questions …

208 The One About Great Communication, Generous Networking, and Authentic Relationships

Scaling Up Nation, I cannot wait to introduce you to Paul Edwards. We met in our Mastermind group and have learned a great deal from one another. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, “When you meet new people, you open the door to new ideas and better ways of doing things that …

204 Pinks and Blues Questions From The Nation! Being Profitable

I’m your host Trace Blackmore and in today’s episode, I answer your question in this Pinks and Blues episode that is all about PROFIT.   As many of you know, my favorite thing about this industry is solving my clients’ problems. Early in my career I didn’t want to take the time to look at my business’ numbers, but …

202 The One Where We Learn The Best Ways To Network in a Virtual World

Today’s returning guest is a Career Counselor at Texas Tech University’s Career Center and one of my dearest friends, Donna Srader. Donna is back on the show to talk about the best networking strategies to use when we are not face-to-face.   You see, in March of 2020 Donna Srader, and the rest of the university staff pivoted from meeting in person to have every meeting with students, alumni, and colleagues over Zoom. She adapted quickly, and …

201 The One Where We Learn Why The Hiring and Onboarding Process Is Essential To Any Business

Have you ever hired the wrong person at your company? Have you ever asked for a raise? Have you ever regretted not thoroughly vetting someone before you asked them to join your team? Have you ever started a new job only to walk in the door and discover that there wasn’t a computer waiting for you, that you couldn’t log into the company wifi, and the drawers to your new …