People Catalysts Podcast

The People Catalysts Podcast

In business and life…relationships are everything. We host The People Catalysts’ Podcast where we interview top business leaders and learn how they build relationships with their teams, clients, and those that promote and refer them. These 3 relationships are key for every business and organization. We help people learn how to improve all 3 on their path to excellence.


Image of a short dog with VERY big ears spread wide. Title: HOW TO LISTEN AND ANSWER MARKET NEEDS
How To Listen And Answer Market Needs Call it a “Pivot,” or “starting over,” but what is really going on is listening to your clients and the market.  Kristen Chandler continuously sees a market need, then starts a new business to answer the call. Since starting her consultancy practice in 1980, Eileen McDargh has become known as a master facilitator, an award-winning author, and an internationally recognized keynoter/trainer and executive coach. Clients have ranged from
Image of roads going through your mind, making a dollar sign and pointing the way up. Title: How to Let the Universe Guide You
How to Let the Universe Guide You Why would you willingly go from earning $4K per month to $60 per month?…to learn how to grow your business to $100M+. Eric Levine is a world-class expert in all aspects of the fitness industry. He is the father of the Asian fitness industry.  His vision brought California Fitness to Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.  In 3 years, he grew from $0 to $100M, launching
Graphic of Podcast title. Text: "TELLING FOUR TRUTHS" Style: Chiseled in stone
Telling the 4 Truths Insight = Foresight + Hindsight.  This is the start of a conversation that leads to Telling 4 Truths that transcend technology and delve into leadership. Jonathan Lambert describes himself as “the biggest failure who has ever succeeded.”  He is an executive leader with proven success leading and growing high performance teams, structuring partnerships, creating agencies, building platforms and bringing new or reimagined products to market. He specializes in software engineering management,
Photo of female in a business setting yelling and pointing towards the door. Text: "PEOPLE LEAVE BOSSES, NOT COMPANIES (Part 2: Implementation)"
People Leave Their Bosses, Not Their Companies (Part 2) 33 Percent of an employee’s salary.  That’s the cost of turnover.  Not to mention the lost time and production.  Does your employee underperform? Are they a bad hire or are they misplaced? This is part two on “Implementation.” How are you going to get $#!T done?   Listen to the podcast here: Listen in as Karla and Allen discuss the Implementation Process Karla Nelson:  Welcome to
Photo of female in a business setting yelling and pointing towards the door. Text: "PEOPLE LEAVE BOSSES, NOT COMPANIES"
People Leave Their Bosses, Not Their Companies (Part 1) 33 Percent of an employee’s salary.  That’s the cost of turnover.  Not to mention the lost time and production.  So how can you keep the good ones around? Your ideation process may very well be the answer. Listen to the podcast here: Read along as Karla and Allen discuss the Ideation Process Karla Nelson:  And welcome to the People Catalyst podcast, Allen Fahden. Allen Fahden:  Hello
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Pivot or Die What are the keys to success from an incredible serial entrepreneur?  Debs has12 great IPOs under belt.  So what are her secrets? Deborah has taken 12 companies from start-up to a successful public offering IPO (2) and 10 acquisitions. Her roles ranged from CEO to CFO to COO and board member on more than $1 billion worth of M&A transactions with companies such as Adaptec (IPO), ARGO Systems (instrumental in getting this
Photo of Amanda Banks | Logo for The People Catalysts | Title: "Ripping off the Band-Aid with Amanda Banks"
Ripping Off the Band-Aid How a tornado, COVID 19, and a passion helped transition a former gymnast turned Sales Leader into a successful entrepreneur. Amanda Banks is the Co-Founder and CEO of DeBanks, LLC, homeschooling Mommapreneur, Enterprise Sales Leader, Partner: Season 2 – 4 Days to Save the World (TV Show), Strategic Partnerships Creator, and Joy Enthusiast. She believes every conversation is an opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of others, toxicity
Graphic: Title: WHY PEOPLE BUY with photo of Mark S A Smith
Why People Buy What is the secret motivational reason people make a purchase?  Does your message match the reason they would buy your product or service? Radio DJ…Electrical Engineering School…Sales Mark S A Smith leads the Executive Strategy Skillset Summit. A 36-year veteran of the business world, running his own company for 26 years, he works with companies large and small to achieve their sales and marketing goals. Mark designs and implements leadership, sales, marketing,
The First Dysfunctional Meeting, 4th July 1776 The signing of the Declaration of Independence was the first dysfunctional meeting.  What can we learn about our meetings from how their meeting went? Listen to the podcast here:      “The First Dysfunctional Meeting”    Karla Nelson:  And welcome to the People Catalyst podcast, Allen Fahden.  Allen Fahden:  Hello Karla.  Karla Nelson:  Greetings Sir. And Happy Fourth of July!  Allen Fahden:  And Happy Fourth of July to you too.  Karla Nelson:  Even though this is
What's Your Story? Better Selling Through story Telling

Better Selling Through Storytelling with John Livesay What’s your story?  Everyone has one, and “The Pitch Whisperer” John Livesay teaches us how to tell your story to make sales happen. John Livesay, aka The Pitch Whisperer, is a sales keynote speaker and shares the lessons learned from his award-winning sales career at Conde Nast. In his keynote “Better Selling Through Storytelling,” he shows companies’ sales teams how to become irresistible so they are magnetic to

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