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By Carey Rome
Unlock Your Vision & Transform Your Business
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Chasing Your Vision - with Special Guest Gary Chan

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Customer Experience Strategies with Andy Perez
Strategies (Like Lego) to Improve Customer Experience So You Build Trust and They See AND Experience Value You've seen it well done and you've been super frustrated when its not… When you purchase a product or service, you're expecting a certain amount of value. The problem is many have just missed the boat on making user adoption easy. In this episode of the Caged Vision Podcast, I interview Andy Perez, the Co-Founder of Clove. Clove delivers a unified customer experience that builds trust and drives adoption. We start out with a really funny story of how we got connected and then Andy drops some wisdom and best practices around customer experience and adoption. Download and listen to hear great stories, a bit of laughter, and some great examples of who's doing customer experience well. You can reach Andy on LinkedIn, his website, or via email at
May 12, 2022
When Your Strategy Hits an Unforeseen Wall - with Special Guest Mike Eilts
How to best pivot when your strategy hits an unforeseen wall You know what they say about the best-laid plans… But, does that mean never plan? Hardly! The key is being able to quickly identify when the assumptions you've made have changed. In this episode, I interview a very special guest, Mike Eilts. Mike is a visionary, an entrepreneur, a weather guy at heart, and an advisor to businesses. Download and listen to the episode to get key takeaways, such as: The best way to identify what you should focus on The importance of focusing on your one thing How to identify who values what you offer most Mike,  thanks for your insights and for being an amazing guest! I very much look forward to continued conversations and learning from your wisdom. You can reach Mike on Twitter, his website, or via email at
September 30, 2021
Faster Insights from Your Data with Nick Amabile - CEO at DAS42
How to get faster insights from your data for better-informed decision What would you do for faster insights from your data? How would it help you to make better-informed decisions? If you've asked these questions, you are not alone. …it may even be what's keeping you up at night. This is exactly why I'm super excited for you to hear today's Caged Vision  Podcast with Nick Amabile. Nick has worked with some of the largest organizations in the world like Dropbox, Cigna, Snap, Uber, Walmart, and  Amazon to name a few. Needless to say, he's got some great ProTips I can't wait for you to hear.  Download to listen to Nick's confident, smooth, and approachable methods to getting faster insights from your data for better decisions. Oh, and if you're interested in connecting with Nick, below are the best way to connect with him: Follow Nick on LinkedIn here: Learn more about Nick and his company here: Holy Christmas, I really need to talk to Nick ASAP: Thanks for downloading and listing!
July 22, 2021
Critical Moments in Crisis Response with Bill Coletti (CEO - Kith)
How Critical Moments will define your success in Crisis Response What is the value of your reputation? How would you respond in a moment of Crisis? As a former Arthur Andersen employee who witnessed the damage a crisis can cause, today's guest, Bill Coletti on the Caged Vision Podcast is a must-listen. When you listen, you'll find best practices such as: How to respond now that the internet and real-time information has changed everything The formula for how to speed your response and be successful The definition of your organization's outside perception Thanks for the great show Bill! To best connect with Bill, you can find him on LinkedIn here or on his company website -> Thanks for checking out the show! Carey
July 08, 2021
Protect Your Business Investment with Guest Tim Cosby (CEO - Real Retention)
What if you knew how to best protect your biggest business investment? …And, are you now scrambling to figure out what that investment might be? Today's guest on the Caged Vision Podcast has spent his entire carrier honing in on the best way to do just that. So be sure to download and listen - when you do, you'll get great key takeaways such as: The #1 problem with having a vision for the future of where you want to go. What leaders really want. The key question you need to ask yourself before you'll ever be able to really grow. Thanks for the great show, Tim!  To best connect with Tim, you can find him on LinkedIn here or on his company website, Thanks for checking out the show! Carey
May 20, 2021
How to Lead with Passion with Trent Kocurek (CEO of AirShip)
How to lead with passion and not lose the personality behind your vision "Ideas come and go, but if they last more than a couple of months I know that there's something there." This week on the Caged Vision Podcast, I interview Trent Kocurek, CEO of AirShip. Trent is a passion-driven person who thrives on unlocking the passion and value of his customer. Be sure to download and listen. When you do, you get some great takeaways like: When determining if you need to invest in one of your ideas, write your idea down, and if you keep coming back to it, that's an early indicator of your true passion behind the idea. How to be a passion-driven person by constantly reinvesting in your ideas. Clearly articulate how what you do will enhance and assist in adding value to your customer. Use these tips to help lead with your passion and not lose the personality behind your vision. To connect with Trent, you can find him on LinkedIn and on his company website - AirShip. Enjoy!
May 06, 2021
Chasing Your Vision - with Special Guest Gary Chan
Great ideas are a dime a dozen. Here's how to get them advanced!  You've got a great idea. In fact, you have tons of great ideas. And, you're so confident in your ideas, you can't help but share them with leadership. The problem is great ideas are a dime a dozen, and anyone can saying what should get done. So how do you test your great ideas and get them funded? Today's guest on the Caged Visio Podcast is Gary Chan. Gary had a bright mind from his earliest years and got drawn to technology. To advance his passion, Gary went on to study Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. After years in industry, Gary went out on his own to chase a vision of his own. To that end, on today's show, we also have a guest host in Greg Luce. As you'll hear, Greg has a similar interest and Gary and was able to step up the questioning in a topic that was way over my head. Enjoy!
December 10, 2020
How Saying "Yes" Change My Life - with Barbara Turley (CEO of The Virtual Hub)
How deciding to SAY YES opened doors and changed my life. "I came out of corporate, so it's not like I had the playbook for how to do this… I always wanted to launch my own company but didn't know exactly what it might look like." In today's Caged Vision Podcast, I interview Barbara Turley, the Founder, and CEO of The Virtual Hub. Barbara is like many entrepreneurs. She had a desire, but quite frankly…stumbled into the opportunity. But there is a very valuable lesson Barbara shares as she describes how the opportunity presented itself. Download and listen by using the link in the comments below 👇  👇  👇  You can reach Barbara on LinkedIn HERE and on her website at Enjoy the listen, and my hope is by listening, you get one step further in unlocking your Caged Vision.
November 19, 2020
Determining What's Next for Your Organization with Robert Niemiec
"We just need help in determining what's next for our organization…" Does this describe your thoughts for you and your organization?  If so, you're not alone. The good news is today's guest, Bob Niemiec, and his firm specializes in helping companies do just that. They use an extraordinary technique that you're going to want to know about to solve this expansive challenge in organizations today. Be sure to download and listen today to gain insight on: How to have the most significant impact on your growth curve The advantages of using the talents and skills drawn from both industrial design and engineering to solve problems How to replicate your culture The benefits of Human Capital Design How to lift the fog in your organization Bob, thanks for being a great guest on the show! Listeners, be sure to check out Bob and his company Twisthink!
October 29, 2020
How To Prioritize What Matters When When All Eyes 👀 Are On You
How to prioritize what matters when expectations when all eyes are on you. "I was in my car, leaving for New York when I had this feeling…I need to be home with my wife and baby girl." Earlier that morning, AC Evans was spending a little time with his daughter before going to accept the most prominent award he'd ever received. After his daughter literally threw up in his face, AC washed up, suited up, and was off to the airport. Sitting in his car, AC had a moment that caused him to pause. No award, no acknowledgment, no accolade, was more significant than his moment to let his wife and daughter know they were a priority. AC got out of the car, put on his PJs, and spent the day with his family. This story is just one of many great examples AC Evans provides for leadership, priorities, focus, culture, and making moments count. AC is this week's guest on the Caged Vision Podcast. AC is the CEO and Co-founder of, a conversational SMS platform. AC has a fascinating story of entrepreneurship and provides practical advice for getting started, getting better, and getting it right. Please download, share, like, and visit AC at Thanks for listening and enjoy the show!
September 17, 2020
How to Best use AI for Better Analytics
When you've worked for four of the biggest consulting firms, you've seen a few things. You've also seen years worth of "modernization" set as the primary priority in a matter of months. But how do you take decades of data, organize it, clean it, structure it, integrate it, and then somehow use it to predict business outcomes better?  Well, you're in luck! Today I have an AI guru who has lead manufacturing, financial services, and higher education in their most pressing AI initiatives. I have Mohit Sahgal on the show today. Mohit is the Head of Data Engineering at EKI-Digital. Be sure to listen to the podcast to discover: The importance of creating the right starting point with your data What a Co-Location and Integration strategy can do for you How to create analytics to predict better and perfect business operations Find more about Mohit and EKI-Digital at
August 13, 2020
How to be an INFLUENCER that Matters with Bob Burg
How to be an INFLUENCER that matters. Are you a Go-Getter? Most of you might instinctively respond with an immediate and resounding YES! …But what about a GO-GIVER INFLUENCER?  Today, my guest Bob Burg, co-author of The Go-Giver series, talks Influence on the Caged Vision Podcast. We had an amazing conversation filled with the wisdom Bob is known for. Below are a few takeaways: "We can all have a vision. It's holding on to that vision…having a vision is the easy part, it's holding that vision is often the difficult part, especially when things do go as we want them to go." "Influence on a basic level is the ability to move a person or persons to a desired action & within the context of a specific goal. That's the definition, but by no means is it the substance or the essence of Influence." "The essence of influence is PULL." "A great influencer asks themselves questions to make sure they're facing the right direction. For example: How does what I'm asking of this person align with THEIR goals, THEIR needs?" "Leadership can come from anywhere in an organization, but for it to be a culture, it's got to come from the top." You can access all of Bob's amazing content, including his books, podcast, video series, and the amazing new course he's launched at Stay well and thanks for listening to the Caged Vision Podcast, helping you Unlocking Your Vision and Transform Your Business.
July 30, 2020
95: How to Overcome Your Fear and Follow Your Heart
How to Overcome Your Fear and Follow Your Heart. This week's Caged Vision Podcast interview with Sophie Chiche revealed 6 golden nuggets of wisdom. At the age of 17, Sophie made a life-changing decision. It would take guts, it would take courage, it would take overcoming her fears, and it would take following her heart. Along her journey, and through our conversation, Sophie revealed six key takeaways that helped her continue to pursue her path and unlock her vision. Find Motivation Control Your Fear Follow Your Heart Do What Matters To You (Because sustaining your effort takes stamina) Not Everyone Wants You To Succeed Remove All Of The “Can’t’s” Surrounding You Be sure to listen to download and listen to this episode to learn more about how these six steps shaped Sophie’s life. To learn more about Sophie and connect with her, go to or reach her on LinkedIn here -> Sophie Chiche
July 15, 2020
94: How Private and Protected is Your Data?
How private and protected is your data? If you don't know the answer, you're definitely going to want to tune into this week's episode. My guest is a Global Privacy and Data Protection Expert, Debbie Reynolds. Topics include: - Being in the cloud and not even knowing it. - Is being in the cloud more secure than on-site? - Best practices for accessing data remotely. - Understanding your security protocols. - Could a cyber hack put you out of business? - Is a hybrid model right for you? ... & more
March 12, 2020
93: 3 Trends That Will Impact the Future of Your Data
Welcome to our new series on the Caged Vision Podcast. In case you missed it, we’re going to be covering all things data, and of course, how you can use data to unlock your Caged Vision. This week I have a very special guest, Anand Mohan. Anand has a unique perspective serving as a technology leader in both commercial and federal organizations. While the differences could not be more evident, one constant remains. We discuss how to go from historical reporting to a data strategy that drives your business
March 04, 2020
92: How to Find Safety in Business When You're Both Drowning
In today’s Caged Vision Podcast I interview Kerry & Adam Anderson and we get real about what it takes to make it in business. We get in deep on topics that many couples don’t discuss. This episode falls under the “Man, I wish I’d have known that 20 years ago” category. Go get Kerry's book "In Bed With The Business: An Entrepreneurial Spouse’s Survival Guide" - it's a must-read.
January 22, 2020
91: An Interview with Ann Handley
Today is a repost of my interview with Ann Handley from earlier this year.  It really was a great show.  I hope you enjoy it and happy holidays. Ann Handley is a writer, digital marketing pioneer, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author who inspires and empowers you to create marketing that your customers will love, igniting real results for your business.
December 19, 2019
90: How to See Beyond What You Know to Create the Impossible
How to see beyond what you know to create the impossible. You know it to be true. In fact, your expertise is grounded in all that you know…and that gives you confidence. The problem is, if you only live in what you know, you’ll never expand your frame of reference and thinking into what you don’t know. On today’s Caged Vision Podcast, David Chislett, who is an expert on creativity, gives lessons on how to be more creating. I hope you enjoy the show.
December 12, 2019
89: Being Buried Alive and Alone Changes Your Perspective
In this week's show, I interview the Business Growth Architect/Strategist, Attorney, Certified Coach, Speaker, Trainer, and Bestselling Author, Christine Perakis. Christine is the author of the Entrepreneur's Essential Roadmap: Take Your Business from 0 to 7 Figures in Record Time, which can be found on Amazon. Don't miss this amazing episode chalked full of valuable insight & stories from Christine on vision, coaching, communities, business, and just life in general. I hope you enjoy!
December 05, 2019
88: Visualizing Success and Making it Happen
Today we have a very special guest on the Caged Vision Podcast, Andy Crestodina. There is no further evidence than a testimonial and I can honestly say that after 45 minutes with Andy, I was so intrigued by his knowledge and expertise that I asked for a call with his team. What if success was that automatic for you? Be sure to download, listen, like, share this weeks podcast. Oh - don’t forget to signup for Andy’s amazing drip of knowledge that comes every other week.
November 14, 2019
87: How to Change Leadership Failure by Embracing the Fire
Today I interview John Eades. John is the CEO of LearnLoft a leadership development company that exists to turn professionals into leaders and create healthier places to work. He is also the author of "Building the Best" due out on November 5th and is the host of the 'Follow My Lead' Podcast. He writes or has been featured on, LinkedIn Pulse,,, CNBC Money, and more. It is a great show, and I hope you enjoy it.
October 31, 2019
86: An Interview with Dr. Tyson Franklin
Today’s podcast is a repost of an interview with Doctor, Podiatrist and Serial Entrepreneur, Tyson Franklin. He has opened, sold, taken over, and relocated over 20 businesses in his industry. Since this episode originally aired, Tyson and I have become great friends. He is a not only a fabulous doctor, but an amazing entrepreneur with a mind for business. I hope you enjoy the show!
October 24, 2019
85: A Slingshot Opportunity to Make the World a Better Place
This week on the Caged Vision Podcast, we have a very special guest, Justin Miller from Slingshot Memphis. Slingshot Memphis aims to create a demonstrable reduction in poverty by promoting a results-driven poverty-fighting ecosystem. Justin was a great guest, with a really inspiring story of how you can literally change the world. You can find out more about Slingshot Memphis at
October 17, 2019
84: How to Set Up Your Team to Successfully Implement Strategy
This is a Podcast Repost from July 5th, 2019, where I was interviewed on the Strategy and Leadership Podcast with Anthony Taylor. I received a lot of great feedback from LinkedIn on this episode, and thought it would be a timely repost, given we are entering the strategy planning period for many companies. I really enjoyed being on the Strategy and Leadership Podcast. I hope you enjoy the show.
October 10, 2019
83: How to Go From On Your Back to Back on Top
On today's episode of the Caged Vision Podcast, I interview Tomas Keenan.  Tomas is a scrappy & motivated entrepreneur, as well as the owner of Top Class Installations in Hicksville, NY.  Tomas followed his passion of cars & music to find himself creating a business of his own.  After that business literally broke him all the way down, he had to find another way.  This is an extremely inspiring episode of why to never give up, & why it can take people around you to get you back in the game, & back on t
October 03, 2019
82: Why Never Asking for Permission is the Right Start
On today's episode of the Caged Vision Podcast, I interview Ann Handley. Ann Handley is a writer, digital marketing pioneer, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author who inspires and empowers you to create marketing that your customers will love, igniting real results for your business. Ann brings stories from all the way back from being an 8-year old with a journal, and what that taught her about what she did and did not want to do.
September 26, 2019
81: Losing Complete Faith in My Team Was the Best Thing for My Business
On today's show, I interview 6X Inc. 5000 CEO & President - Todd Palmer. Todd brings a truly inspiring story of what it means to go from hitting rock bottom financially, but not giving up on your vision. Todd went from $600K in debt to retiring at 51 years old. Listen to hear how the simple decision to hire a coach changed Todd's career and life trajectory to that of one of success. It was amazing show with some great insights from someone who has actually walked the walk. Great show Todd!
September 19, 2019
80: How to Overcome a Poverty Mindset and Become the Best You
This week on the Caged Vision Podcast, I interview Victor Antonio - International Speaker, 12-time author, Sales Guru and of course, full of motivation. We go from his roots, growing up poor in the housing projects of Chicago to becoming a internationally known speaker & motivator. Victor explains why & how he chose to break through the racial divides that existed within his city and even his own family. He talks about creating your own cage & you being the one who holds the key to get out. Don't miss it
September 12, 2019
79: How to Motivate When Your Best Efforts Got You in the Wrong Place
On this week's episode of the Caged Vision Podcast, we interview Larry Broughton, an Award-Winning CEO & Entrepreneur, Special Forces Veteran, & Best-Selling Author. Larry brings it in this episode, talking about his challenges from childhood through the Armed Forces, and overcoming those as an entrepreneur.   It was a fascinating show, and we really appreciated having Larry on. You can connect with Larry on LinkedIn, Twitter, FB, or on his websites,, or
September 05, 2019
78: Why Authentic Strategy is the Way of the Future
On this week's episode of the Caged Vision Podcast, we interview Jay Waters. Jay is a professor of strategy at the University of Alabama. Coming from a large marketing/advertising background into the world of teaching strategy, Jay is planting the seed for the up and coming business leaders of tomorrow on how it's supposed to be done. It was a fascinating show, & we really appreciated having Jay on. You can find Jay on LinkedIn ( or at
August 29, 2019
77: How the New Secret to Success Will Unlock Opportunity
On today's episode, we have speaker, author, consultant, & CEO - Michael Brenner. In addition to discussing his new book, Mean People Suck, we talk all things marketing, employee engagement, leadership, culture & more. His first book, The Content Formula, is a must read. Michael really brought some great ideas regarding the marketing changes of the future this week.  You can find Michael on, LinkedIn and Twitter. Be SURE to pre-order his new book Mean People Suck on 9/4/19 .
August 22, 2019
76: Going From Dumpster Diving to Feeding the Hungry
On today's episode, we have ex-professional hockey player, entrepreneur, and humanitarian Stephen Clarke. He tells his amazing & inspiring stories from being a poor young child to teenage professional athlete to building businesses and trying to end hunger. We really enjoyed hearing Stephen's entrepreneurial mindset and his journey of taking action and turning that action into results. Check out his company, RTG, and their mission to stop hunger in a new way at
August 15, 2019
75: Who Says You Need an MBA to Think Strategically?
An overwhelming majority of business owners don't have an MBA. In fact, these business owners have proven that you don't need an MBA to be successful.  The problem is many of these same business owners spend too much time fighting fires and not enough time working on the business. The good news is you don’t need an MBA to think strategically about your business.  Thanks for listing to the show and if you enjoyed this content, please share it and let us know with a 5-Start rating.
August 08, 2019
74: The Fun is Always On the Other Side of YES
On today’s podcast we have a special guest, Andy Wang. Andy and his brother Chris run a financial advisory practice and have taken a different approach to unlocking the vision for their business. Thoughts on the advice Andy would give his 20 year-old self:  “Don’t be scared. If it’s scary, (as long as it’s not dangerous) I should try it. Take the leap. Do one thing everyday that scares you." You can find and follow Andy at
August 01, 2019
73: Just a Little Bit of Belief Turned My Life Around
On today’s podcast we have a doctor in the house. As a Podiatrist and serial entrepreneur, Tyson Franklin has opened, sold, taken over, and relocated over 20 businesses in his industry.  Here are a couple of my favorite quotes: “Until you have a little bit of belief in yourself, you’re not going to start taking any action.” “As soon as I started getting belief in myself, things started to improve.” I hope you enjoy the episode. To reach Tyson, visit
July 18, 2019
72: Let Yes Be Yes And No Be No
Let Yes Be Yes And No Be No - Persistence is key to unlocking vision and working towards success - Explain how you got yes to be yes - Be Confident - don't give half or wish-washy answers Don't give a yes "but" answer If you do this: - More thought and research before committing to an idea - Steadfastness to see it through until it becomes a No - Commitment and Clarity of Direction
July 11, 2019
71. Empower Your People
Coaching 1. Empowering People: 2. Your role is to be an: - Influencer - Caretaker - Player 3. Guiding them based on your vision There are 2 types of companies: Hard - Work, Burnout, Cut Throat Soft - Work for Security, Apathy, No Challenge, Entitled
July 04, 2019
70. Creating The Customer Experience Through Data
Creating the Customer Experience Through Data The 2nd show in a 2-part series on Customer Experience. In this episode, we cover the 'data' aspect the CX and how to form the ideal experience for your customer. 1. 86% of Customers are willing to pay for a good customer experience 2. 73% of customers point to their experience as a factor in their purchasing 3. 65% of buyers find a positive experience with a brand more important than brand advertising Data - You have it, so USE IT!
June 27, 2019
69: The Fundamentals of Customer Experience
The Fundamentals of Customer Experience Show Notes: Your customers want an experience with your brand that is: - Unique - Memorable - Personalized The problem is your staff have different personalities and approach customer experience differently.
June 20, 2019
68: What's Stopping You From Starting?
The imposter shepherds will: 1) Steel your passion 2) Kill your vision What are these imposters: 1st, CERTAINTY is not your shepherd. The quest for certainty is draining. 2nd imposter, INSECURITY. You’ll never be fully alive as a leader following your insecurity. Insecurity will eventually lead to dishonesty, which erodes your credibility & undermines moral authority. 3rd imposter is ENVY. Envy will just lead you to do what everyone else is already doing. You’ll end up arrogant or depressed.
June 13, 2019
67: Storytelling Your Vision
Storytelling Your Vision: 1. Your employees want to be relevant to your organization 2. The problem is they're disconnected from your strategy: - It's not contextual/relevant - They don't know how to add value 3. As the CEO, you understand, because you've been an employee
June 06, 2019
66: Is It Your Season To Say No Or To Grow
This week on the Caged Vision podcast, we are talking with Clay Cark, host of the Thrivetime Show podcast, and serial entrepreneur. At the age of 13 Clay decides to “go for it” with ingenuity and scrappiness he made it through, but his vision was not uncaged until he realized it was about paring with someone to help you think big…even when it doesn’t come natural to you.
May 30, 2019
65: Stay Focused On The Vision
"People that accomplish major things focus on the vision and focus on the vision and focus on the vision. They know the destination." ~ Anthony Zolezzi This week's show with the CEO of Twinlab Consolidation Corporation, Anthony Zolezzi, is all about keeping your eye on the end goal...the vision of what you know you can achieve.  Stop worrying about the "how" and the challenges that may arise in your pursuit. Stay focused on the end goal. Thanks to Anthony for such a great show!
May 23, 2019
64: Why Are You So Afraid?
1. Compose Strategic Questions at their level Make Strategy Contextual Make Them More Engaged and That They Have Something to Add 2. Get Them to a Place of Self Discovery Don't Give the Plan Help Them Think Through the Assumptions 3. Remove Fear and Anxiety Show the Path Let Them Find Steps Iterate at a Small Level Leads to the Next Step
May 16, 2019
63: Status Quo - NOT The Risk Free Option
How Status Quo Happens: 1 - Drink Your Own Kool-Aid 2 - What Got You Here Will Get You There 3 - Build Trenches So Deep All You See Are The Sides Why The Status Quo Is So Sticky: 1 - Over Intellectualizing Strategy 2 - Not Engaging People Emotionally 3 - Defend Market Share What To Do About Status Quo: 1 - Risk Rate Status Quo 2 - Look For Language That Reaffirms Your Status 3 - Look For New Ways To Add Value
May 09, 2019
62: Don't Trade Self Discovery and Exploration for Aughtness
Don't Trade Self Discovery and Exploration for Aughtness How Aughtness Happens: 1. Schooling 2. Career Advice 3. Keeping Up With The Joneses 4. Regret / Fear Of Missing Out 5. Not Making The Decision To Invest In Yourself What It Takes To Be Okay With Self Discovery & Exploration: 1. You Have To Believe That You Are Worth Investing In 2. You Have To Become Okay With Not Having All Of The Answers 3. You Have To Reframe Failure As An Opportunity To Learn About Discovery And Exploration
May 02, 2019
61: The Power Of Habit
Using The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg to discuss the Cue, the Routine, and the Reward, but through the lens of the customer journey.
April 25, 2019
60: How Do You Know When You Are Minnovating?
Creativity with a purpose that drives a better result for your target customer.
April 18, 2019
59: Fear of Unlocking Caged Vision
“Strategy is sexy and cool and everyone likes to talk about strategy, but the rubber meets the road in executing a plan.” ~ Mark J Forchette How are you coming? Astute business leaders already know…they feel it. Is it another year of: 1. Same old, same old 2. Verdict is still out, or 3. Clear, distinct path
April 11, 2019
58: How Surrounding Yourself With The Right People Can Help You Achieve Anything
"I was so determined and the coaches had mercy on me… But really that I had the confidence and I wasn’t going to leave. And because of that confidence, they kept coaching me. And by the time I finished that three months, I came back and became the best in the U.S.” ~ Bonny Simi This is an excerpt from Bonny Simi’s Olympic rise from becoming a novice to the nations best in 3 short months. How did she do it?
April 04, 2019
57: Hope Is Not A Strategy
Hope is not a strategy... We all want to move forward, but the path most traveled will just leave you in the middle of the pack. Figure out how to best tackle complexity and you're on the path to success.
March 28, 2019
56: LinkedIn Tips To Unlock Your Caged Vision
Tips for unlocking your Caged Vision using different tactics on LinkedIn. Carey walks you through some of his favorite tactics for engaging with our target audience on LinkedIn.
March 21, 2019
55: Lessons From Forged In Crisis
"Forged In Crisis" - by Nancy Koehn. A brilliant book that teaches us about leaders and how to prepare for turbulent times. It shows an appreciation for effective leadership and the lack of it in the world today.
March 14, 2019
54: A Message For All Of The Naysayers Out There
Today’s episode is packed full of lessons about living the life you want first and figuring the rest out later. Today we’re joined by Tim Alison, founder of Screw the Naysayers Productions, which includes a book, podcast and tons of life lessons. Tim has great stories about how he just figured it out, that I think will serve as encouragement to anyone looking to unlock their caged vision I know you’ll enjoy and learn a lot from Tim’s story. So please help me welcome Tim Alison.
March 07, 2019
53: Learning to Navigate the Messy Middle in Any Business Venture
There is no straight line in business. In today’s episode, we try something different from the norm, that we hope you love. One of my favorite new books is by Scott Belsky. The book “The Messy Middle” is about finding your way through the hardest and most critical part of any bold venture. Throughout the podcast, we play audio clips from the book, and discuss how it applies to both business and unlocking caged vision. We hope you enjoy this format. If you do, please let us know…
February 28, 2019
52: Lessons from Across the Globe with Ed Andrew
In today’s episode of the Caged Vision Podcast we’re joined by Ed Andrew, who started his career as a barrister in London, and then moved into the entrepreneurial world. Today, Ed is a startup advisor who helps people grow themselves & their businesses to multi-million dollar profits. We can learn from Ed’s approach to understanding a market, how he’d navigate obstacles, & constantly driving to do the work he loves. I know you’ll enjoy and learn a lot from Ed’s story. So please help me
February 21, 2019
51: Understanding The Signals That Drive Your Purpose
On today's show, we discuss a talk given by Damien Patton (Founder and CEO of Banjo) that we loved and just had to share. The talk was put on by the Stanford eCorner.
February 14, 2019
50: 7 Steps to Build a Moat Around Your Ideas
With just 7 steps you can begin to turn your vision into a reality. As it turns out, the process you go through to make your vision a reality is the same process that makes your vision unique. So as you look out at other's ideas, you have options. Listen to learn more.
February 07, 2019
49: How To Become One of The Country’s Fastest Growing Companies
In this episode, Nick Speyrer of Emergent Method, delivers an honest assessment of his pre launch insecurities and gives inspiring advice to any soloprenuer or small business owner.  One of the big topics that we’re going to discuss in today’s episode is SEEing your vision and putting your plan to work.  Enjoy the episode and best of luck in achieving your growth goals.
January 31, 2019
48: 5 Habits To Keep Your Vision Alive
Wouldn’t it be nice if vision came to you all at once and with a plan to execute? In reality, this is not how your vision unfolds. It comes to you in bursts, with lingering bits and pieces that you need to somehow orchestrate and make happen. Listen to learn 5 habits you can instill today to keep your vision alive.
January 24, 2019
47: Bottom Up Strategy
Waiting to be told what to do does not demonstrate leadership. In today’s show we talk about Bottom Up Strategy including specific tips for employees to take initiative and put their piece of strategy to work.
January 17, 2019
46: Put Your Vision To Work
For your vision to have legs it has to be tied to the actions required to get the outcomes you need.
January 10, 2019
45: 5 Steps To Turn Strategy Into Action
Make the most of your 2019 opportunity. Learn 5 easy steps on how to turn your strategy into action.
January 03, 2019
44: Who Knew? New Years Facts You Never Knew
Not much business here but a whole lot of fun, enjoy.
December 27, 2018
43: Tips For Selling Your Vision
As it turns out selling vision is scarily similar to selling products and services, learn how.
December 20, 2018
42: Your Strategy Questions Answered
Today, we answer the most frequently asked questions regarding strategy, implementation and our new product addux Online. Listen to hear the answers.
December 13, 2018
41: Scary...Inside Carey's Head
Today, the script flips. Lisa interviews Carey and gets the back story of how this all started.
December 06, 2018
40: Is Your Strategy Meaningless?
If this time of year has become more about reconciling to a predetermined budget and plugin numbers than becoming better...your strategy may be meaningless. Listen to learn a better way.
November 29, 2018
39: Own It! Coaching Employees to Own Their Work
Real success comes when employees take ownership for their part in your company’s future. Listen to learn 4 key questions that will transform how you will coach your employees.
November 20, 2018
38: Defining Transformational Work
Painting a vision is half the battle but without defining the work that will transform your organization the likelihood of success is slim. Listen to learn. Sign up for Free Training at
November 15, 2018
37: Your Opportunity to Add Value in 2019
2019 is upon us, listen to learn how to better identify your opportunity to add value in 2019.
November 08, 2018
36: Finding the Benefit of Resources
Learn to merge big picture ideas with what needs to get done by when, so you can get the right resources for maximum benefit.
November 01, 2018
35: The Capacity to Do More
You need to do more. The problem is your team has limited capacity. Listen to learn tips on how to work within your capacity constraints.
October 25, 2018
34: Setting Clear Expectations
"Don't hear what I didn't say..." Have you ever said or at least thought it? By setting clear expectations you can avoid having that awkward conversation.
October 18, 2018
33: Do You Know What Needs to be Done First?
The success or failure of your strategy can hinge on what you do first. Listen and learn tips to help your team work on the biggest priority first.
October 11, 2018
32: How to Find the Pillars that Support Your Strategy
Just like a house has load bearing walls to support its roof - your strategy is supported by pillars. Good only need 3.
October 04, 2018
31: 3 Ways to Do More Faster in 2019
You see clearly where you want to go. The problem: your team doesn't see what you see. It can be simple and clear, learn how.
September 27, 2018
30: 5 Ways to Salvage Strategy Breakdown
40% of strategic potential gets lost due to unrealistic timelines. If Dell has figured out how to quickly figure out 1 thing at a time, you can too.
September 20, 2018
29: See and Hit Strategy Curveballs
The best laid plans…3 steps to solving business curveballs when they occur. Because, aiming high isn’t optional for successful business leaders. But, how you handle the curveballs is.
September 13, 2018
28: Make Better Progress - Ask Your Team These 3 Questions
Listen to learn how with a little guidance and the right questions, you can help your team focus on what's best next.
September 06, 2018
27: Focus - The One Thing Missing From Your Strategy
How to get Focus as part of your strategy.
August 30, 2018
26: How to Help Your Employees Think Critically
Can you look left and look right at the same time? It’s impossible, right? Yet, we ask our employees to do just that when we expect them to execute on the defined day-to-day processes and simultaneously accommodate new business changes they don’t even understand. No wonder it triggers their fight or flight response! In this episode, we go even deeper into the process of engaging your team by empowering them with critical thinking.
August 23, 2018
25: Why You Can't Afford to Stop Learning?
Did you know 26% of Americans haven’t read a single book in the past 12 months? Crazy right? This means when it comes to investing in yourself – if you’re reading a book, taking a course or even listening to a podcast - you’re way ahead of the majority. That’s your secret weapon! In today’s episode, we share our experiences and insights on why learning is essential in simplifying your own understanding and your ability to explain and connect the dots for your team.
August 16, 2018
24: Does Your Strategy Cause Fear?
Change is something every business must do to continue to grow and succeed. But what do you do when the change you’re proposing to your team is met with intense resistance or blank stares and silent nods? In this episode, we go in detail about why this problem arises and offer a solution as well as the three questions that will seal the deal with your team and get them all on-board with your vision.
August 09, 2018
23: Business Goals - Do My Employees Even Care?
Have you ever found yourself frustrated with what your team has been able to accomplish and wondering if they even care? If you have, the solution may have absolutely nothing to do with caring, but everything to do with two major communication breakdowns! In this episode, we’re sharing our top strategies to get you and your team fully aligned, engaged, and energized to deliver on your vision and finish the year strong!
August 02, 2018
22: 1/2 Way There - Is Your Strategy Living on a Prayer?
At the start of 2017, you got your team together. Maybe it was a retreat or an all-hands meeting and you laid out your strategy. You were fired up, you got them excited, and everyone hit the ground running! But now, it’s the middle of the year and you realize things aren’t turning out how you planned. What happened? In this episode, we’re sharing the three questions you should ask yourself and your team to build the right strategy and get everyone on the same page for implementation.
July 26, 2018
21: How to Move from Indecision to Action in Your Business
Getting started on a new idea in your business is awesome! You get the rush of excitement and energy and it feels like progress happens all the time … but, then you get to the middle and the shine wears off. In this episode, we’re talking about identifying the signs that you may be in the middle, the power of gratitude, and five ways to get yourself out of the middle. We’re also bringing on our intern Maggie to share her experience with being in the middle!
July 19, 2018
20: Doctor or an Architect - Determining Business Needs
In the business world, being the doctor archetype means being in a reactive state and fixing problems caused by poor decisions. An architect is proactive and commands premium rates. They offer the health plan that works for the long term, not the Advil for the latest pain. What that means for you is helping your clients build a brighter future. In this episode, we walk you through 5 steps you can use to transform yourself, and your business, from reactive doctors to proactive architects.
July 12, 2018
19: Want Freedom in Your Business? Learn from a Rat
Do you feel trapped in your business like a rat in a cage? Chances are, the frustration of being trapped is leading you to unhealthy habits and behaviors. If all we know are our learned behaviors, we won’t see new results and we’ll end up trapping ourselves. But, not to worry, we’re here to help you break out of that limiting mindset! In this episode, we share our top three specific action steps you can use to unlock your caged vision. It’s time to set your business free to grow!
July 05, 2018
18: The Island of Misfit Toys
“Success is about standing out, not fitting in” – Don Draper, Mad Men Having the mind of a misfit means sticking to your vision and putting your desire to make an impact over your desire to be liked. In this episode, we explore the stories of four successful misfits and give you our top three tips on how to awaken your misfit mind, transform your business, and crush your goals.
June 28, 2018
17: Turning Your Business Upside Down
Have you ever had an experience or used a product and thought, “There must be a better way to do this?” Just because something is “always done” a certain way, doesn’t mean it’s the best way. In this week’s episode, we cover three ways you can unlock your business potential and view your industry differently, so you can turn your business upside down, differentiate yourself, and maximize your profits.
June 21, 2018
16: Confidence to Pursue Your Vision
What do Michael Jordan, Taylor Swift, Elon Musk, and the founders of Too Faced Cosmetics have in common? The answer to that question is the topic of this week’s podcast episode … confidence! In this episode, we’re diving more into this topic by breaking down three ways to build confidence and sharing the stories of the inspiring individuals mentioned above.
June 14, 2018
15: The Willingness to Be Wrong
"Unless you’re willing to be wrong, you’ll never be right." - Carey Rome One hundred percent of the time, something about your assumptions will be wrong and the sooner you accept this, the sooner you can break free from your caged vision. To help you become more willing to be wrong, we discuss why this is so important, how to react when you're wrong, and what to do with the experience of being wrong so you can be right in the future.
June 07, 2018
14: Being Right for the Wrong Reasons
It's not uncommon for entrepreneurs to create a product they're sure is going to dominate their market, only to abandon it after it flops. But ... what if it was the right product and it was just the wrong market or the wrong time? In this week's episode, we're going to provide multiple examples of real-life products that were initially flops to demonstrate how important it is to think about the potential a seemingly unsuccessful product can have.
May 31, 2018
13: Turning Your Unicorn Into a Zebra
Unicorns create caged vision. Who hasn't dreamed of a million-dollar business idea? An idea so unique it's never been seen before. You know, kind of like ... a unicorn? In this week's episode of the Caged Vision podcast, we're explaining the difference between a unicorn idea and a zebra idea, giving you three tips to turn your unicorn into a zebra, and providing you with two examples of how you can stop letting your unicorn idea create your caged vision.
May 24, 2018
12: When Routine Becomes Habit and Business Suffers
So often in our lives and business, we do things out of habit. Something becomes routine and, eventually, we may not realize we're doing them anymore. Certain habits can be good, but often they're negative habits that prevent us from fully realizing our potential and actually keep us locked inside our cage. In this episode, we're breaking down what a habit loop is, how it's causing your business or career to suffer, how you can break a habit loop, and why you don't want to be a metaphorical fireman.
May 17, 2018
11: Can Employees Have Caged Vision?
Recently, we've been speaking with businesses and corporations about the topic of having caged vision and, to our surprise, we've had quite a few employees reach out to us directly to let us know how much our message impacted them and explained exactly how they were feeling. So, that got us wondering ... can employees also suffer from having caged vision? We're diving into this exact question in today's episode and covering it from both the employee and the employer's perspective.
May 10, 2018
10: When the Cage Door Appears Open
Our inspiration for this episode came from a recent experience with one of our clients. They had been in business for over 100 years and had thought the cage door was open. Through a two half-day sessions we were able to help them unpack new growth opportunities and finally unlock their cage door. In this episode, we're breaking down that process; including the three questions we ask all our clients.
May 03, 2018
09: Reverse Engineering Success
As service providers originally, we realized we wanted to stop trading our time for money. So, we reverse engineered our success and found that we enjoyed the process so much it actually became the catalyst for our success. In this episode, we'll explain the exact method we use with our clients to help them unlock their caged vision by reverse engineering their own success.
April 26, 2018
08: Unlocking and Executing Business Potential
In this episode, we're explaining the story behind our podcast artwork. It wasn't staged and it's a completely accurate portrait of our personalities and partnership. We're also using the experience of that photo shoot, to illustrate the three steps you need to take in order to execute your ideas. Anyone can come up with ideas. Implementing them, however, is an entirely different thing. So many people never move past the idea phase and we're going to show you how to make sure you're not one of them.
April 19, 2018
07: I Started a Podcast and My Wife is Embarrassed
When Carey excitedly shared with his wife that this podcast had finally launched, her immediate reaction was confusion. Turns out, Carey forgot to mention that to her but that's a whole story. She took a listen to the show later that morning and her new reaction was embarrassment. You'll find out why in today's episode. You'll also find out the steps to getting out of your cage so you can start doing something new and stop trading your time for money.
April 12, 2018
06: What's Your Expertise Worth?
Today, we're addressing a common issue that most service-based entrepreneurs face. How do you stop trading your time for money? We're all experts at something. So, we should all be selling our expertise in a way that doesn't require us to be as hands on as we need to be when we charge an hourly rate. But, how do we do that? In this episode, Carey and Lisa talk about the steps you need to take in order to stop trading time for money and, instead, start trading your expertise.
April 05, 2018
05: From Immigrant to Success with John Mejia - Part 3
Today, we're bringing you the final part of our three-part series with John Mejia; pilot, entrepreneur, and real estate investor. In this final part, John recounts how he saw his dream of being a pilot slip away after the tragic events of 9/11. Take a listen to this episode to hear the powerful story of how John not only came back from that dark period in his life, but how he's thrived and is now using a system he created to help others around him do the same.
March 29, 2018
04: From Immigrant to Success with John Mejia - Part 2
Today, we're bringing your part two of a three-part series with John Mejia. John is a pilot, entrepreneur, and real estate investor who feels compelled to share his story in an effort to inspire people to create and control the outcome of their lives. In part one, John shared a heartbreaking story of growing up an immigrant in a tough part of New York. In this episode, John talks about the dream that helped him make it through, the struggles along the way, and the moment that made it all worth it.
March 22, 2018
03: From Immigrant to Success with John Mejia - Part 1
This special episode marks the beginning of a three-part series with John Mejia. John is a pilot, entrepreneur, and real estate investor who feels compelled to share is story in an effort to inspire people to create and control the outcome of their lives. As an child immigrant, John thought all his American's dreams were going to come true but those dreams quickly turned into nightmares. In part one of this series, John talks about that experience and touches on what led him to become a pilot.
March 15, 2018
02: Five Signs You’re Suffering from Caged Vision
In episode 01, Carey and Lisa explained what they mean when they use the term "caged vision." In this episode, they breakdown five signs that indicate you're suffering from caged vision. Caged leads to frustration, anger, resentment, family issues, and a loss of revenue ... all of which are direct results of the signs Carey and Lisa discuss in this episode. If you're wondering if you might be suffering from caged vision, take a listen and see if these signs sound familiar to you.
March 08, 2018
01: What is Caged Vision?
In this episode, Carey and Lisa explain exactly what they mean when they use the term "caged vision" and how it happens to countless service providers and entrepreneurs. Carey also dives into the story of how he built a business that left him feeling trapped and how he was able to break free from the cycle of trading time for money.
March 08, 2018
00: Welcome to the Caged Vision Podcast
The Caged Vision Podcast is designed for successful subject matter experts that have reached the point of thinking 'is this it?' Those that know they have more ideas and expertise than are currently within the capacity they have to grow. In this special introduction to the Caged Vision podcast, you'll get to know your hosts a little better, find out why this topic is so important to them, and what you'll get out of this podcast.
February 21, 2018