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.


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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
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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
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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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6 Steps From Infighting to Teamwork Rodney Brown gives 6 steps to take an organization from internal tribes to a dynamic, cohesive team. Rod is a creative thought leader, people-lover and unabashed optimist who believes we’re more alike than not and can find common ground with those we perceive as different from us. He has over 30 years of executive experience creating breakthrough strategies and inspiring teams to greatness in corporations and nonprofit organizations. Prior
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ATTRACTION MARKETING SECRETS How do you go from hating your job and hitting the snooze button all morning long to filming your own advertisements in Vietnam? Listen to Erin’s fun story and learn her secrets! Erin Markosky (mainly known as “A-a-ron” from the Key & Peele Substitute Teacher episode) is a 26-year-old online affiliate marketer and business owner. She specializes in paid advertising and attraction marketing on social media, and runs her own affiliate marketing
Which 3 People Do You Need In Every Business? with Ernesto Sirolli
Which 3 People Do You Need In Every Business? with Ernesto Sirolli   How is one Italian responsible for over 50,000 companies around the world, and how did that all start from an over-regulated fishing village in Australia? Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is one of the world’s leading consultants on the topic of economic development. He started working in the field of International Aid in Africa in 1971 and has since worked in Australia, New Zealand,
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How to Lead Like a Boss (4 of 4) Overcoming 6 Hazardous Attitudes This is part 4 of the podcast series How to Lead Like a Boss, we discuss six different types of hazardous attitudes and how to manage them in your company. The 6 different hazardous attitudes are: Anti-authority Impulsivity Invulnerability (aka bulletproof sydrome) Macho attitude Resignation (aka disengagement) Get-There-Itis Listen to the podcast here:   Read Along as Karla and Kevin discuss the
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How to Lead Like a Boss (3 of 4) The Next 5 Human Factors Traps In part three of this series “How to Lead Like a Boss,” we discuss how to work as a team like a boss. There are 10 “traps” in working with people and we discuss the last 5 this week. If you missed Part 1 of this series, where we discussed the sources of leadership power, you can listen to it

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