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Business Leadership Experts

Business Leadership Experts

By Temple Executive Coaching
Business Leadership Experts is the premier podcast for your growth as a leader. You will hear from industry experts Mike Temple, Ann Holm, and Donna Febus who have advised experienced business owners since 2008 in strategy development, leadership development and business accounting. We provide you with Real and Practical leadership advice for your business.

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, CEO or a department manager, this podcast will help you understand how to build success in your respective discipline. Don't wait and subscribe to never miss an episode.

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Business Leadership Experts

Digital Body Language - Leaders Need to Know This!
Leadership communication norms are evolving faster than we can keep up with. In this segment Mike Temple and Ann Holm of Temple Executive Coaching discuss the importance of this evolution and why everyone needs to get it right. Get it wrong, and the work environment can become fractured.
April 27, 2022
Starting a logistics business during Covid and winning | an inteview with Demo Perez
You meet Demo Perez in this episode, who gives a detailed account of how he and his partner started their logistics company during one of the worst times in our modern history; the COVID pandemic. Demo also explains how his experience and global connections helped him succeed on an international logistics stage. He also gives you an inside look at how entrepreneurs view risk of working for themselves versus an employer. When banks turned him down, Demo’s entrepreneurial spirit shows through when he and his partner bootstrapped their start up. Last, with his 20 plus years’ experience in the logistics industry, Demo explains how small to medium size companies can ship products to South America and make money! Find us at or on social media at
March 13, 2022
3 Ways to Develop Your Company Niche!
Niches earn riches. It’s no secret that organizations that focus on a niche have a greater chance of dominating their market. Focusing on your niche will help you standout from the noise and confusion of the competition. In this session, Mike Temple will show you exactly which of the 3 areas you must focus on.
February 08, 2022
is company strategy a thing of the past ?
Every year we hear about company strategy, but with recent events we witnessed worldwide, be it political, economic, social or even in logistics, we must raise a question : is strategy even worth it anymore ? In this episode, with Coach T, we discover the meaning of company strategy, what it is and what it's not, the difference between goals and a strategy and whether or not it is worth it. Let us know what you think by sending us your comments on social media or via our website :
January 08, 2022
Shark Tank Communicate
High stress environments never bring out the best in any of us. These past few years are perfect example. We have experienced higher levels of stress; politics, COVID lockdowns, even delivery of every day products via the supply chain chaos. With these higher levels of stress, we are probably not slowing down to see if we are making the connection, or impact with people we wanted. Through our own misunderstanding of communication styles; opportunities we thought where closed may still be in play. In this episode with Mike Temple and Ann Holm of Temple Executive Coaching we will learn how to recognize 4 different types of personalities, and how to communicate with them. 20% promo code : SHARK  click for the Link to the course  don't forget to check our content on social media @templeexecutive or visit for more ressources
December 10, 2021
Everything You Need To Know About SALES | 5 Financial Strengths
Every aspect of your company should have a process and sales is no different.  A flurry of activity goes nowhere if it’s not tied to a process.  In this new episode of 5 financial Strengths, cast Donna ties her 4 ways to increase sales into a system of connecting your sales process together. Visit our website to book a consultaion at To watch the full episode on youtube click here  Our latest free program on youtube "90 days business sprint"
September 29, 2021
5 million of revenue in one year - the story of Chad Almejld
We discover through this episode the successful entreprenuer Chad Almjeld, who describes his philosophy between a growth company, and a life style company.   He outlines the benefit of a leader that wants others to be part of the company growth and his best advice for future entrepreneurs and people who wish to take the same path.  to get in contact with Chad you can visit his linkedin profile if you wish to book a consultation with temple executive then visit our website :
August 05, 2021
5 Financial Strengths - Profit and Profit margin
In our five-part series 5 Financial Pillars, we continue the conversation of Profit, and profit margin. Temple Executive Virtual CFO Donna Febus, covers the critical difference between profit, and profit margin. She also gives us 7 key tips on how to increase your profit margin. you can discover the other financial pillars episodes on our podcast To book your concultation with us make sure to visit
August 04, 2021
You've been hacked - Cyber Security and company Data
There is a ransomware attack every 14 seconds, and it takes on average 206 days to detect the breach! You’ve been hit and you might not even know it! The financial loss in just the US alone has been over $1.6 billion just in the last year alone.  The UK reports that 46% of their business experienced an attack this past year. The cost to fight these attacks will rise to $6 trillion. As consumers, we know that cost is passed to us. International cybersecurity expert Felix Asare discusses how to protect ourselves before it’s too late. Discover more about Temple Executive coaching at:  you can always reach out to us through Linkedin, Facebook, and Now Instagram for more exclusive content
August 03, 2021
5 Financial Strengths you must consider -Part 02
In part one we introduced the 5 strengths with Dona Febus our expert and virtual CFO at Temple Executive. in this second part we highlight 3 things to implement directly that can boost your liquidity. to take the free assessment sheet for your company you can visit :
July 13, 2021
5 Financial Strengths you must consider -Part 01
Most company owners or founders have a hard time talking about finances but it is the beating heart of the business and an essential aspect to consider. in this first part, we will explore the 5 crucial financial strength points of every company with our expert and virtual CFO of Temple Executive coaching, Dona Febus. Don't miss part two for freebies you can also check the video recording at for more resources don't hesitate to visit and you always reach out to us via Linkedin.
July 13, 2021
Difficult Conversations to Effective Conversations
Knowing how to have difficult conversations with staff can either make, or break a leader. In this episode, Mike Temple and Ann Holm, introduce a 4 step strategy that ANY leader can utilize to move difficult conversations to effective conversations.
May 08, 2021
a bigamist in the budget
You need to control your cash and dictate how your funds are managed instead of your cash controlling you. In this episode, Donna Febus. MA, of Temple Executive Coaching, demonstrates how some trends are good and need to be sustained, and some could be catastrophic and ruin your business. You need to be able to spot them, root them out before they take hold of your business. We show how to prepare a budget using your own historical data. Having at least 3 years of historical data to spot trends in your business would be ideal to gain an understanding of how your funds have been utilized. Every month you need to run a budget to actual report. You should then look at what was budgeted and what actually happened. If there are any drastic differences, you should be asking why. Not only “why did we go way over”, but “why were we drastically under”? You never know what you will find through this process. Who knows, you might find a bigamist when digging through your budget!
May 01, 2021
9 Characters Sabotaging Your Return to Work During COVID
     As we return to work after the pandemic, we are facing new challenges. Despite our best laid plans, there is still an enormous amount of uncertainty about what it will look like when we return. This podcast explores 9 different mindsets known as saboteurs, that at first glance, look like helpful strategies to use during these uncertain times. What we will learn is that they actually get in our way of the outcomes we seek, and what’s more, make our relationships stressful as well. The end of the podcast will outline the first steps you can take to silence your saboteurs. TIME STAMPS : 00:00 Introduction and overview of the topic: After a year of working from home, we now face a return to work with plenty that remains unclear.  What are the protocols?  Is it truly safe?  Are we overreacting?  It has been an unprecedented year of disruption and as we look to return to life on the outside, we are faced with a new set of challenges. 10:00 Introducing the saboteurs: At times of stress and uncertainty, we use strategies and mindsets that don't always serve us well.  They are sneaky and we are reluctant to admit they are actually sabotaging our engagement, peak performance, relationships, and a sense of well-being.   Here are those 9 damaging mindsets and what they might say about returning to work 10:50 1st Saboteur "The Avoider": This is way overblown.  It's fine. Quit talking about it 11:45 2nd Saboteur "The Controller": Doubles down on attempts to control self and others.  Might try to control microdetails of remote work force.  Control how others return. 12:20 3rd Saboteur "The Over-Achiever ": Works non-stop at home.  No work life balance.  Looks down on others who aren't available 24/7 13:15 4th Saboteur " The Hyper-Rational": Follow the science.  Ignores the emotional and psychological consequences of lockdown and reopening. 15:45 5th Saboteur "The Hyper-Vigilant": I am not setting foot into the office until everyone in the community is vaccinated.  I will wear 2 masks etc... The vaccine will kill so many people too. 20:45 6th Saboteur " The Pleaser": Will try to make everyone happy.  Will suffer everyone else's concerns.  Take it all on. 22:08 7th Saboteur " The Restless": I just need to go somewhere.  Can I go to Bora Bora to work remote, then Croatia? 24:03 8th Saboteur "The Stickler": What are the rules?  the protocols?  Follow these rules or you're a covidiot 24:50 9th Saboteur " The Victim": I can't believe I have to do this. I can't go back. Our team is so dysfunctional... lists all the way things are a disaster. Hey and I may even lose my job. 27:50 An example of two saboteurs working together "The Library " : Not only do our saboteurs stand in our way, they affect our relationships.  Here is a real-life example of how trust is eroded when individuals are operating from their saboteur perspectives.  49:43 Discovering and Analyzing Mike's Result: Mike has taken the saboteur assessment and he shares what he has learned about himself. 58:00 GIVEAWAY for you guys: If you want to learn about what mindsets are standing in your way, the assessment is free.  If you would like help understanding your results, please schedule a complimentary no obligation consult with Ann. RESSOURCES : take the test at Book a free consultation with Ann at
April 26, 2021
Deep budget dive, is it too late to late to create a budget ?
It’s never too late to create and use a budget. If you wait you perpetuate the problem of no clarity of where your money is going.  If you set goals you have no idea if you’re coming close to them.  All of this could be a sign that the money is controlling you instead of you controlling your money.  Why not start immediately so you know exactly where you’re at; which will give you clarity on your current state.  It’s a discipline of mindset to start a budget, stick to it, if you approach your numbers with a willy nilly mindset, that’s what you’re going to get willy nilly results.  People are feeling anxiety, depressed, that lost feeling of what am I going to do.  Controlling your cash helps alleviate a great deal of those feelings.
March 26, 2021
Developing a remote staff, is it working ?
Is developing our remote work staff all that it’s cracked up to be ? Ann Holm of Temple Executive Coaching/ Ann gives us her insight on Zoom taking over personal interaction within the work force.  As many employees demanded more of a work/life balance, has remote meetings blurred the lines even more so?  Is there such a thing as Zoom fatigue?  Is it possible that working from home is more stressful than not?  As in all things, is there a balance to remote work?   Let us know what you think.
March 19, 2021
Employee development vs training | what's the difference ?
Employee training and development are sometimes used synonymously.  What’s the difference between the two?   In this podcast, industry expert, Ann Holm discusses what they are. Employee Training focuses on the tactical, these are functions found in the company manual, procedures, the “how too” of things.   Employee training can happen on levels of individuals or groups.  Employee training can only advance people as far as you show them the “how to”.  Most employee training doesn’t continue until a “new how to”. Employee Development goes much deeper.  Here is where you help them recognize their strengths and blind spots.  Helping them interact with other employees, or enhancing communication skills with different personalities.   Implementation is ongoing and never fully developed.  Employee development increases self-awareness, and typically leads to other levels of awareness.  A simple example could be a very talkative individual.   If another employee needs to communicate to them about something very important, they may avoid speaking to them out of concern of how much time the talkative party will take.  Toxic environments are due to lack of employee development. If you address the people development, this could lead to better training on the “how to”.
March 12, 2021
How to control your budget Part 2
In this interview Mike Temple and Donna Febus of Temple Executive Coaching discuss the importance for entrepreneurs to get a handle on their finances. Industry expert, Donna Febus, explains how increasing your sales might not be the solution to increasing revenue.  Donna gives four areas where business owners should look to help increase their bottom line. Mike and Donna explain how attempting to increasing your sales might make the problem worse of controlling your cash before it controls you.
March 05, 2021
How to create a Company Budget ?
A company budget is your cash accountability plan. It’s a plan for how much money is expected to come in,  where your money is going and what your expected profit is.  Creating a comprehensive company budget doesn't have to be an overwhelming process.  Industry expert, Donna Febus of Temple Executive Coaching shows how simple it can be. If you do not control your money, it will control you.
February 28, 2021
Control your cash before it controls you - Part 1
 In this interview, Mike Temple and Donna Febus of Temple Executive Coaching discuss the importance for entrepreneurs to get a handle on their finances.  Virtual CFO Donna Febus, walks viewers through how to get a handle on where their cash is coming from, when it should be coming, and where it should go. For more ressources check the social media links on our profile 
February 19, 2021