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.


Karen Walker is a consultant, author, and advisor to CEOs and senior leaders. She helps her clients grow their companies with successful outcomes that include IPOs, acquisitions, market share increases, and significant leadership development. Her clients include Inc. 500 start-ups and Fortune 500 firms. Her work helps senior leaders create internal strategies that support their organizations’ external growth; and she is the author of the recently published book, No Dumbing Down – A No-nonsense Guide
In this episode of The People Catalysts Podcast, we meet Dr. Seth Hickerson.  Dr. Hickerson has been training elite athletes, business professionals and students for over 15 years. Seth is passionate about teaching people how to become the best they can be through proactive mental health training through the understanding and implementation of mindfulness, emotional intelligence and cognitive fitness. This is the skill set that sets the optimum performers apart from all the rest. Boost
Listen to the podcast here: In this episode of The People Catalysts Podcast we’ll discuss “The Business of Giving Back” with guest, Freddie Silveria.  Freddie launched his career as a public speaker shortly after graduating college.  He has spoken to schools all around the country regarding leadership with the program “Breaking Down The Walls”.  Freddie has spoken at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Harvard University at the National Student Leadership Conference and many others. In
Today we’ll be talking to Katie McConnell Olson, an expert in talent acquisition.  She’s going to share with us the secrets of finding and developing your team members. Katie is a licensed CPA and PHR with a background in both accounting and talent acquisition. Prior to launching her own business, Katie was involved in several start-up ventures and led the search practice of a national CPA firm.  Katie is a frequent speaker throughout the US.
Don’t miss this episode of The People Catalysts Podcast where we have an energetic chat with special guest, Kelly Resendez. On the People Catalysts Podcast We consistently discuss our relationships with our team, clients and promoters. However, today we are going to hit the rewind button and discuss our relationship with ourselves. Kelly is the Executive Vice President Paramount Partners Group the retail channel of Paramount Equity Mortgage. Paramount has closed more than $27 billion
Have you ever seen a deer in the headlights?  They freeze up.  Is your company like that deer? Or are you the headlights?  Listen in as Karla and Allen discuss the differences between getting your Block Busted and putting your Flicks on the Net. Listen to the podcast here: Are you a “Deer” Company or a “Headlights” Company? Karla Nelson:  Welcome to the people catalyst podcast, Allen Fahden. Allen Fahden:  Hello, Karla. Karla Nelson:  Hello,
Who are the zebras in your world, and how do you sell to them?  And can I use Artificial Intelligence to help me in sales?  Jeff Koser has the answers.  He is the CEO of Selling to Zebras, Inc. and can teach us all about closing deals with your top revenue-producing customers, your Zebras. Jeff is on Twitter at and LinkedIn Listen to the podcast here: Selling To Zebras with Jeff Koser Karla Nelson: 
Who are you?  Are you a Mover or a Shaker?  How about Prover or a Maker?  Or one of the rare few “Oners’ in the world?  In this episode of The People Catalysts, we dive deeper into what your core ability really is. After all, Sun Tzu said “know the enemy and know yourself; in a hundred battles you will never be in peril.” Listen to the podcast here: The WHO-DO: Deep Dive Karla Nelson: 
Have you use Design Thinking within your organization?  Do you want to increase it’s effectiveness by 300-800%?  That’s what happens when you combine Design Thinking and The WHO-DO Method™.  We don’t replace any great methodologies, we just add gasoline and a match to what it already being done. Listen to the podcast here: Design Thinking Meets The WHO-DO Method Karla Nelson:  And welcome to the People Catalysts Podcast, Allen Fahden! Allen Fahden:  Hello, Karla. Karla
Why do birds fly in a V?  The slipstream from the leader makes it easier to fly.  But what about the leader?  They change leaders about once every minute for an 8-hour flight!  New ideas require new leaders, and different leaders on the same team at different times!  Listen in as Karla and Allen discuss WHO leads during different phases of a project. Listen to the podcast here: Everyone Leads.  Just At Different Times Karla

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