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Organize Chaos

Organize Chaos

By Chris Ronzio
Welcome to Organize Chaos. On this daily show, get candid advice from the host and CEO of Trainual, Chris Ronzio, and take a page out of other business leaders' playbooks. We'll get into people, processes, productivity, and how to organize your life around it all.
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Where the idea for Trainual began
This clip is from Startup Grind Local. Being open to new ideas and opportunities is key to growth because you never know where your next idea for a business or partnership may come from. That idea holds true to the beginnings of Trainual. Chris explains the sequence of events that led to creating Trainual.
08:39
May 14, 2021
Caring personally while challenging directly, Part 4
Trainual hosted a virtual event in 2020 centered around empathy in the workplace. The following audio is from the session with best-selling author and co-founder of Radical Candor, Kim Scott. By outlining the distinction between Radical Candor - Caring Personally while Challenging Directly - and Ruinous Empathy, Kim will provide you with a compass to guide your conversations to a more productive place. In this session, Kim will provide the framework to help people practice radical candor, foster more meaningful relationships, and become great leaders.
14:23
May 13, 2021
Caring personally while challenging directly, Part 3
Trainual hosted a virtual event in 2020 centered around empathy in the workplace. The following audio is from the session with best-selling author and co-founder of Radical Candor, Kim Scott. By outlining the distinction between Radical Candor - Caring Personally while Challenging Directly - and Ruinous Empathy, Kim will provide you with a compass to guide your conversations to a more productive place. In this session, Kim will provide the framework to help people practice radical candor, foster more meaningful relationships, and become great leaders.
13:05
May 12, 2021
Caring personally while challenging directly, Part 2
Trainual hosted a virtual event in 2020 centered around empathy in the workplace. The following audio is from the session with best-selling author and co-founder of Radical Candor, Kim Scott. By outlining the distinction between Radical Candor - Caring Personally while Challenging Directly - and Ruinous Empathy, Kim will provide you with a compass to guide your conversations to a more productive place. In this session, Kim will provide the framework to help people practice radical candor, foster more meaningful relationships, and become great leaders.
15:14
May 11, 2021
Caring personally while challenging directly, Part 1
Trainual hosted a virtual event in 2020 centered around empathy in the workplace. The following audio is from the session with best-selling author and co-founder of Radical Candor, Kim Scott. By outlining the distinction between Radical Candor - Caring Personally while Challenging Directly - and Ruinous Empathy, Kim will provide you with a compass to guide your conversations to a more productive place. In this session, Kim will provide the framework to help people practice radical candor, foster more meaningful relationships, and become great leaders.
11:06
May 10, 2021
Perfect Your Sales Process
In this episode, we're talking with Jake Dunlap, the CEO of Skaled Consulting. Skaled helps executives around the world accelerate their business growth with data-backed sales solutions. Before building Skaled, he held the roles of VP of Sales at Nowait (acquired by Yelp), Head of Sales + Customer Success at Chartbeat, and VP of Sales at Glassdoor (acquired by Recruit Holdings for $1.2B in 2018). Hear directly from Jake how to build out your sales department, mistakes small businesses often make, how to structure commissions, and much more! Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
26:16
May 7, 2021
When to stop listening to others
Today's episode is about two completely different subjects, but as always, you still get the same great practical advice. Chris takes on the perspective, does having an assistant make you a snob? And goes on to explain that it is possible to reach a point where listening to others and seeking advice becomes a hindrance.
06:01
May 6, 2021
Expand your business's exposure
As a small business, you may be heavily relying on word-of-mouth referrals. That type of exposure can be nearly impossible to scale, so here are 5 ways that you can begin expanding beyond your own circle today, and get the exposure your business deserves!
05:51
May 5, 2021
Business is about endurance
How do you create endurance in your business? Does more endurance mean increased speed? Find out in today's episode.
04:50
May 4, 2021
Always be prepared
Overpreparing vs being under-prepared has its pros and cons. For example, you may think having the fanciest equipment will make you more prepared or get better results, no always the case. On the flip side, covering all your bases so you can be prepared for the worst-case scenario, that's always a good thing. Take a listen to Chris as he shares his thoughts on these topics.
04:33
May 3, 2021
Christina Wodtke, Author, Lecturer & Speaker: All About OKRs
In this episode, we're talking with Christina Wodtke. Christina wrote a book that's called Radical Focus, and it's all about OKR objectives and key results. So we're going to be digging into the strategic accountability for your company and how you can do better with goal setting. Christina has helped grow numerous companies in Silicon Valley, like LinkedIn and Yahoo, Zynga, and the New York Times. And through that, she's learned a lot about this management system called OKRs. In addition to Radical Focus, she wrote a couple of others books including The Team That Managed Itself and Pencil Me In. She also teaches over at Stanford.  What I loved about this episode is that we get really tactical about how you can start OKRs is for the first time, what makes a good objective from a bad objective, how you can have key results that are actually measurable and quantitative, and then how to build this into the culture of your company so that you're not just setting goals and forgetting about them. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
32:26
April 30, 2021
Scaling something beyond yourself, part 4
In addition to Chris Ronzio and CMO of Trainual, Jonathon Ronzio being brothers, they are both multifaceted in their career endeavors and personal lives. Jonathan is the host of a podcast called The Stokecast and had Chris on the show. They had a great conversation that fans of this show will be sure to appreciate as well. It's a well-rounded chat about their relationship as brothers, Chris's entrepreneurial journey, how he has managed Type 1 Diabetes since age 7, and pushing the boundaries of his personal growth. So sit back and enjoy.
19:54
April 29, 2021
Scaling something beyond yourself, part 3
In addition to Chris Ronzio and CMO of Trainual, Jonathon Ronzio being brothers, they are both multifaceted in their career endeavors and personal lives. Jonathan is the host of a podcast called The Stokecast and had Chris on the show. They had a great conversation that fans of this show will be sure to appreciate as well. It's a well-rounded chat about their relationship as brothers, Chris's entrepreneurial journey, how he has managed Type 1 Diabetes since age 7, and pushing the boundaries of his personal growth. So sit back and enjoy.
12:01
April 28, 2021
Scaling something beyond yourself, part 2
In addition to Chris Ronzio and CMO of Trainual, Jonathon Ronzio being brothers, they are both multifaceted in their career endeavors and personal lives. Jonathan is the host of a podcast called The Stokecast and had Chris on the show. They had a great conversation that fans of this show will be sure to appreciate as well. It's a well-rounded chat about their relationship as brothers, Chris's entrepreneurial journey, how he has managed Type 1 Diabetes since age 7, and pushing the boundaries of his personal growth. So sit back and enjoy.
17:52
April 27, 2021
Scaling something beyond yourself, part 1
In addition to Chris Ronzio and CMO of Trainual, Jonathon Ronzio being brothers, they are both multi-faceted in their career endeavors and personal lives. Jonathon is 1 of 2 hosts on a podcast called The Stokecast. They invited Chris on for an episode and as a result, had a great conversation that fans of this show will be sure to appreciate as well. It's a well-rounded chat about their relationship as brothers, Chris's entrepreneurial journey, how he has managed Type 1 Diabetes since age 7, and pushing the boundaries of his personal growth. So sit back and enjoy.
15:45
April 26, 2021
Adam Contos, RE/MAX CEO: Mind, Body & Business
In this episode, I chat with RE/MAX CEO, Adam Contos. If you've ever wanted to get inside the world of a Fortune 500 CEO, then this episode is for you. Now Adam started his career at RE/MAX almost 20 years ago as an independent contractor and worked his way up to the very top of the food chain. And he's going to share his stories, his tips, his tactics, how he does strategic planning, and how he rolls out communication to a company with thousands and thousands of employees all over the world. So if you can imagine yourself at that scale someday, or you just want to take a page from his playbook and stick it in yours and your size company, you're going to love this episode. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
30:45
April 23, 2021
Using customer feedback to improve your product
Get a quick dive into how Chris and the team at Trainual use customer feedback & product suggestions to make improvements that not only meet their customer's needs but also are the best direction for the future of the product. This section of audio is from a chat with Chris on the Customer Conversions Podcast.
06:25
April 22, 2021
Leveraging your own capital
When is it good to take funding from outside sources vs. leveraging your own capital? Find out in today's episode.
05:57
April 21, 2021
The startup tech community
With the rise of tech companies starting in and moving to Arizona, one may wonder what the tech community is like here. In this first piece of audio, Chris reflects on Arizona's start-up & tech community. Next, Chris shares a vision for the future of the company and lastly, a practical tip for breaking through the challenge of having a business idea, but not knowing where to start with it. This audio is from a guest appearance on the Forward Thinking Founders.
05:57
April 20, 2021
Getting your first customers
What did the early stages of Trainual's success look like? The simple answer is, getting customers. In this quick segment Chris shares some of his early strategies to acquire Trainual's first customers. This audio is from a guest appearance on the Forward Thinking Founders podcast.
04:41
April 19, 2021
Omar Zenhom: Finding the hook that makes your business different
In this episode, I'm talking to Omar Zenhom, Co-Founder & CEO at WebinarNinja. This episode is incredible if you're looking to launch or scale a product. He's got a podcast called the $100 MBA that he started back in 2014 and has since had over 100 million downloads. He also has a thriving business called WebinarNinja, and over a million people have attended webinars through the platform. So how do you create two things? Not just one, but two things that at the same time scale so rapidly. Well, as you listened to this episode, you'll see that it's all about finding the hook in what makes you different and getting really connected with your customer. So he's got some great tips here whether you're starting or scaling a business. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
30:44
April 16, 2021
Russ Perry BONUS Takeaway
If you caught April 7th's episode, you heard an insightful conversation with Chris's friend Russ Perry, who is the CEO of Design Pickle. This candid extra from that conversation drives home the fact that you always need to be crystal clear about where you want to go with your career or business because you never know what opportunity lies ahead. And if you want more from Russ, listen to our entire chat, here.
05:06
April 15, 2021
Why you should start a business while you're young
Starting a business when you are young comes with a great number of benefits, often providing you with a wide variety of experinces as a budding entrepreneur, but one of the first hurdles you're bound to encounter is the challenge of being your own boss. In these two audio segments, Chris explains the benefits of starting a business while you're young and 4 tips you can begin to implement today to become a better boss.
07:39
April 14, 2021
Multitasking is way harder
As a business owner and entrepreneur, you likely are multitasking and juggling different aspects of your business throughout the day. Time-blocks can be a great solution for staying intentional and focused at the task at hand. Do time blocks right and keep your mind and work in order.
04:45
April 13, 2021
Seinfeld's trick for marketers
Get creative with repurposing your content. Chris explains how and why finding ways to repurpose content should be a part of your marketing strategy.
03:58
April 12, 2021
Russ Perry: Balancing entrepreneurship and personal life
In this episode, I'm talking to one of my best friends, Russ Perry, who is the founder and CEO of Design Pickle. They've got close to 500 team members in six different countries around the world. What I love about this conversation is that Russ who runs this huge company, you know, flat rate creative design services. He's built this over the last five years, but what he's really been building this whole time is a foundation at home. He's been investing in himself. He's been creating the family, the lifestyle that he wants and his business has succeeded around that. And because of it, I believe. Russ dives into everything from his story and journey into creating Design Pickle, to the filter of how he made his decision to create this business, to how he does annual and quarterly planning and keeps his life just integrated personal and business life on a day-to-day basis. He's an amazing friend. He's been an inspiration for me, and you're going to learn a lot from this. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
33:48
April 9, 2021
When is it too early to hire top talent?
An essential part of scaling your business is adding new employees. As a business owner or manager at your company, you may be wondering when is the right time to hire that top talent for the lead roles in your business. Luckily, in today’s episode Chris has got the valuable insight and like he often does, the perfect analogy, to answer this question.
05:05
April 8, 2021
Gary Vee 4D’s consulting meeting
Chris Ronzio and CMO of Trainual Jonathon Ronzio attended the 4D’s immersive consulting workshop with entrepreneur, social media guru, and CEO of VaynerMedia, Gary Vaynerchuck. The following audio is from their consulting session with Gary Vee.
10:42
April 7, 2021
Working the System, Part 2
If you are familiar with Chris’s content, you have probably heard bits and pieces about his background and entrepreneurial career, but this segment goes deeper into the story of the first business he built. From his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age to ultimately selling his first business, this chat provides the key takeaways that were critical to Chris's success. This audio is from a guest appearance in 2019 on Michael E. Gerber’s ATEW Web series.
09:05
April 6, 2021
Working the System, Part 1
If you are familiar with Chris’s content, you have probably heard bits and pieces about his background and entrepreneurial career, but this segment goes deeper into the story of his first business he built. From his entrepreneurial spirit at a young age to ultimately selling his first business, this chat provides the key takeaways that were critical in Chris' success. This audio is from a guest appearance in 2019 on Michael E. Gerber’s ATEW Web series.
13:07
April 5, 2021
Nicole Wolfe: How to Grow Your Business Through Partnerships
Creating a new revenue stream – such as strategic partnerships – is never as simple as it sounds. But organizations that build successful partnership programs are able to both diversify and expand their revenue streams. In this episode, I chat with Nicole Wolfe, VP of Corporate Partnerships at ClassPass, on how she built their corporate partnership program from scratch, and how you can do it too!
25:07
April 2, 2021
How to train your team for empathy, Part 4
Trainual hosted a virtual event in 2020 centered around empathy in the workplace. This session with author and entrepreneur Michael Ventura speaks on what exactly empathy is, why it is today's most talked-about competitive advantage and the framework for how to train your team for it. The following segment is part 4 of 4.
10:07
April 1, 2021
How to train your team for empathy, Part 3
Trainual hosted a virtual event in 2020 centered around empathy in the workplace. This session with author and entrepreneur Michael Ventura speaks on what exactly empathy is, why it is today's most talked-about competitive advantage and the framework for how to train your team for it. The following segment is part 3 of 4.
11:54
March 31, 2021
How to train your team for empathy, Part 2
Trainual hosted a virtual event in 2020 centered around empathy in the workplace. This session with author and entrepreneur Michael Ventura speaks on what exactly empathy is, why it is today's most talked-about competitive advantage and the framework for how to train your team for it. The following segment is part 2 of 4.
12:01
March 30, 2021
How to train your team for empathy, Part 1
Trainual hosted a virtual event in 2020 centered around empathy in the workplace. This session with author and entrepreneur Michael Ventura speaks on what exactly empathy is, why it is today's most talked-about competitive advantage and the framework for how to train your team for it. The following segment is part 1 of 4.
12:45
March 29, 2021
Dr. Steve Yacovelli: How to Infuse Diversity and Inclusion Into Your Culture
In this episode, I chat with Dr. Steve Yacovelli. He calls himself "The Gay Leadership Dude," and this episode is all about creating an inclusive culture. Dr. Steve is the Owner and Principal of TopDog Learning Group, which is a leadership, change management, and diversity and inclusion consulting group. Steve has worked with fortune 500's like the Walt Disney Company and Bayer, in addition to amazing nonprofits like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Library Association. What I loved about this episode is that he breaks down how you can infuse diversity and inclusion into your culture. He goes into depth on how to audit the current state of things, how to rank yourself on a scorecard, how to roll out these new policies and procedures, and how to embrace diversity and inclusion so you create a culture that attracts the most diverse group of people. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
25:15
March 26, 2021
Picking the right software for your business
What is the Entrepreneurial Operating System or also referred to as EOS? Get the scoop on EOS and learn how to use it in your business. In the second audio segment, Chris lets you in on his tips for how to pick the right software for your business.
05:26
March 25, 2021
LISTEN to this before taking money from investors
With any startup, we often think that seeking out investors is one of the first steps in order to get your business off the ground. Chris used a different approach during the early stages of funding Trainual, and here is why he believes it will pay off when the time comes to seek out outside investors.
08:22
March 24, 2021
Learn 100 Hacks to Improve Your Business, Tips #41-50
From the years of consulting and his business experience, Chris Ronzio wrote: “100 Hacks to Improve your Business,” covering topics to improve your lifestyle, personal productivity, marketing, sales, finance, and much more. This segment includes tips #41-50.
05:00
March 23, 2021
We're back with a new name!
Do it. Document it. Delegate it. Chris Ronzio developed this framework and trademarked the phrase in order to provide businesses with a straightforward approach for knowing when to document your SOP’s. After listening to today’s segment, you will be able to determine where you are in this process so you can effectively delegate and continue to scale your business.
07:24
March 22, 2021
Special Announcement! Don't miss Playbook 2020 on Nov. 5th
Don't miss out on Playbook 2020! Register for free at playbook2020.com.
01:18
October 22, 2020
How to Sell Anything
What is your customer's pain-point? Understanding your customer's pain-point will help shift your product or service to better suit your customer’s needs. Chris explains this thought in more detail and how he sees it through the lens of his business Trainual.
05:25
September 30, 2020
Surround Yourself With Successful People
We all know that who you surround yourself with can have a big impact on your performance and progression. Putting yourself in the right environments and finding people like mentors and coaches, that are ahead of you in terms of your entrepreneurial career, can help act as your guide and be a valuable asset as you navigate through the next steps in your business.
05:12
September 29, 2020
Start With a Win Excerpt, Part 2
This audio segment is from the Start With a Win Podcast. Chris shares his insight on why delegating is the hardest thing for leaders to overcome and the importance of empowering your employees rather than micro-managing.
06:44
September 28, 2020
Start With a Win Excerpt, Part 1
This audio segment is from the Start With a Win Podcast. If you have been listening to this podcast or are familiar with Trainual, chances are you have frequently heard the words systems and processes. In this excerpt, Chris explains how he perceives these quote on quote buzzwords “Systems & Processes,” and how that mindset helped him evolve the concept of Trainual.
06:28
September 25, 2020
New Employee Onboarding vs Orientation
Today’s episode is all about orientation & the onboarding process for new employees. These two terms are often used interchangeably, but Chris lays out the key differences. He also speaks on the power of using video to guide new hires through your onboarding process.
05:42
September 24, 2020
SaaS Coach Dan Martell is Back for a Quick Chat: Part 4
Chris recently hosted a live webinar with entrepreneur and SaaS coach Dan Martel. Tune in for some powerful insight and motivation on running your business in today’s economic climate. Put in the time for growth and learning because you are worth the investment!
12:14
September 23, 2020
SaaS Coach Dan Martell is Back for a Quick Chat: Part 3
Chris recently hosted a live webinar with entrepreneur and SaaS coach Dan Martel. Tune in for some powerful insight and motivation on running your business in today’s economic climate. During this segment, Chris and Dan discuss the idea of shifting your perspective during this time of isolation. Set goals and routines in this new work-life balance so you can stay on top of your productivity, personal growth, and health.
20:05
September 22, 2020
SaaS Coach Dan Martell is Back for a Quick Chat: Part 2
Chris recently hosted a live webinar with entrepreneur and SaaS coach Dan Martell. Tune in for some powerful insight and motivation on running your business in today’s economic climate. This episode's audio dive’s into tools for managing finance and how to search for and compare the best SaaS products on the market.
11:07
September 21, 2020
SaaS Coach Dan Martell is Back for a Quick Chat: Part 1
Chris recently hosted a live webinar with entrepreneur and SaaS coach Dan Martell. Tune in for some powerful insight and motivation on running your business in today’s economic climate. In the following excerpt, Dan explains his business metaphor broccoli vs. chocolate and shares his top tools for functioning efficiently in the remote work environment.
13:39
September 18, 2020
The Right Time to Sell Your Business
There may come a time when you find yourself wondering if you should sell your business. But how do you know for sure? Are you more excited about something that’s going on outside of your business? When is the right time to sell? Is your business even ready to be put on the market? Get the answers to these questions in today's episode.
05:31
September 17, 2020
Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work
The reality of SMB’s is that only about one in three small businesses make it to the ten-year mark. So why do they fail? While there can be many reasons to blame for a business's failure, Chris explains one of the most common mistakes he has seen from his years of business and consulting experience.
05:18
September 16, 2020
How to Balance Work and Your Relationships
Today’s episode is all about the balance and mixture between work and family. First, how to keep work separate from your family life so that you stay productive at work and your relationships stay healthy at home. Second, how to determine if going into business with friends or family is a smart idea.
07:57
September 15, 2020
Millions Only Matter If...
Hitting big milestones and metrics in your business is always something to celebrate, but don’t overlook what else is going on in your life during these milestone moments. Chris shares a recent successful metric he and the team at Trainual reached, and why the mixture of life behind the scenes is just as important as the milestone.
05:41
September 14, 2020
Doubling Down on Your Business Model
This audio is from Chris's live consulting show, Organized Chaos. Towards the end of his conversation with Dave McClennan, owner of a property tech startup, the main takeaway is which business and revenue model is Dave going to focus in on. Chris stresses the importance of doubling down on one method in the early stages of your startup. Thus allowing you to acquire reliable data in order to determine the success of your current business model.
08:15
September 11, 2020
Know Your Own Limits
Get your daily inspiration for the day and find out how far you are willing to push yourself. We all have heard the phrase “know your own limits,” but can that actually be a hindrance when it comes to progression? In the second audio segment Chris challenges you to be more transparent and open with your work, because like it or not, we often work harder when others are watching.
05:26
September 10, 2020
Excuses are Great Negotiators
We all face decisions in work and everyday life, how we handle them is up to us. In many cases, before we even decide how to handle the situation, we face the dreaded excuse. Beware because excuses can be great negotiators. Once the excuses are out of the way, tackle your business decisions by deciding whether you want to fix, refactor, or rebuild.
08:19
September 9, 2020
What to Look for When Seeking Funding: Tycoons of Small Biz, Part 4
Today’s episode is audio from the Tycoons of Smallbiz Podcast where Chris was invited onto their show as a guest. Hear about how Chris got Trainual started, how Trainual took a different route for funding the business during their first year, and additional insight when looking for outside funding.
10:30
September 8, 2020
Using Video in Your Marketing: Tycoons of Small Biz, Part 3
Today’s episode is audio from the Tycoons of Smallbiz Podcast where Chris was invited onto their show as a guest. In this segment, they discuss the on-boarding process, some tips for orienting new employees, and how the influence of video content can play a major role within your business.
17:22
September 7, 2020
Creating a Business Playbook: Tycoons of Small Biz, Part 2
Today’s episode is audio from the Tycoons of Smallbiz Podcast where Chris was invited onto their show as a guest. In this segment, Chris explains what a business playbook is, how Trainual can help you establish your playbook, and which types of companies Trainual works best for.
14:03
September 4, 2020
Establishing Your Business Prototype: Tycoons of Small Biz, Part 1
Today’s episode is audio from the Tycoons of Smallbiz Podcast where Chris was invited onto their show as a guest. They briefly talked about Chris’s background, how Trainual came to be, and why establishing your business’s prototype is similar to the ‘Franchise System’.
14:57
September 3, 2020
How to Establish Employee Accountability
In the following segment, Chris is speaking with the author and owner of Scaling Up, Verne Harnish. They dive into a conversation about creating your business's vision summary when that vision summary should be created and using the process accountability chart to assign employees to be accountable for the processes and systems within your business.
07:08
September 2, 2020
When to Hire an Assistant
Who needs an assistant? How do you acquire one? Maybe you don’t need a full time dedicated assistant but still need some extra help. Chris shares his opinion and tips on having an assistant or at least some form of assistance as a business owner.
08:33
September 1, 2020
Your 10 Year Strategy
In this episode, you will hear two different clips about varying topics. First, Chris explains why your brand is a key component in helping you stand out from your competitors. Secondly, he shares a valuable exercise for planning out the operations and funding requirements for your business.
05:32
August 31, 2020
Competition in Your Industry
In today's episode, Chris drops some daily inspiration surrounding the topic of competition. Perspective one, competing against the giants in your industry and perspective two, finding competition in company.
04:42
August 28, 2020
The Top 5 Systems Your Business Needs
Whatever stage your business is in, there are 5 systems you should have covered. Something to manage the conversation, the work, your business’s relationships, your money, and how your business works. Chris explains his top five tools for handling all these operations and systems.
05:28
August 27, 2020
Why Empathy is a Superpower
The following segment was from a virtual wine and learning event called ‘Training with Empathy.’ This event put on by Trainual showcased an afternoon of guest speakers talking about empathy’s role in the workplace. The event kicked off with co-founders of Empathy Wines Jon Troutman and  Nate Scherotter.
08:10
August 26, 2020
Learn 100 Hacks to Improve Your Business, Tips #31-40
From the years of consulting and his business experience, Chris Ronzio wrote: “100 Hacks to Improve your Business,” covering topics to improve your lifestyle, personal productivity, marketing, sales, finance, and much more. This segment includes tips #31-40.
04:56
August 25, 2020
How to Do More Than Check the Box
Are there areas in your life where you are showing up to just check the box and say you completed it? It’s easy to fall into this cycle, but harder to consistently give your best effort so that you can always be improving and progressing. Always keep track and record your progress, because while leaps and bounds aren’t made in a day, you can always look back and see the improvement over time.
05:19
August 24, 2020
Neha Gupta: How To Think Like a Business Owner
Neha is the Director of Business Operations at GumGum an experienced operations and strategy leader on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list who has helped scale some of California’s most successful start-ups, including The Honest Company and Beats by Dre. In this episode, we chat about working for well-known organizations through large transitions, thinking like a business owner to improve processes, and using OKRs in the workplace. After working on a number of key partnerships and transactions for Beats, including the sale to Apple, Neha moved on to the augmented reality start-up, DAQRI, before her current role as Director of Business Operations at GumGum Sports, where she’s helped scale the Operations Team from 6 to a team of 24. Neha loves building teams from scratch, establishing a shared vision, optimizing organizational structures, and creating and testing new processes. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio 
30:03
August 21, 2020
Project Management & Delegation, Part 3 from The Chase Potential Podcast
Chris was a guest on The Chase Potential Podcast where ideas centered around perfectionism, time management, and project management were discussed. As well as the practice of itemizing your tasks as a business owner so you can delegate those responsibilities to your employees more effectively. This is audio is the last segment from that interview.
08:15
August 20, 2020
Project Management & Delegation, Part 2 from The Chase Potential Podcast
Chris was a guest on The Chase Potential Podcast where ideas centered around perfectionism, time management, and project management were discussed. As well as the practice of itemizing your tasks as a business owner so you can delegate those responsibilities to your employees more effectively.
11:37
August 19, 2020
Project Management & Delegation, Part 1 from The Chase Potential Podcast
Chris was a guest on The Chase Potential Podcast where ideas centered around perfectionism, time management, and project management were discussed. As well as the practice of itemizing your tasks as a business owner so you can delegate those responsibilities to your employees more effectively. The following is the first part of that interview.
11:05
August 18, 2020
Should You Share Your Company's Numbers?
The idea of transparency can be a scary thought for many. When it comes to being open and transparent with your company’s numbers, it doesn’t always have to be filled with the fear of judgment or being too inclusive with that type of sensitive information. Chris challenges this thought and shares the positives he has seen from being open about Trainual’s numbers. Transparency also has a direct impact on your day to day relations with your customers and employees.
06:18
August 17, 2020
Joe Martin: How to Create a Good Customer Experience
In this episode, I chat with Joe Martin, the GM and VP of Marketing at CloudApp, a visual collaboration tool. What I really liked about this episode is that he talks about, as a remote-first tool, how they're approaching this new remote economy that we live in. So he talks about the boom and traffic they've seen, the signups, and how they've adjusted things to be more applicable than ever. He also talks about customer experience because their tool relates to design and great customer experiences. And they've done a fabulous job of collecting customer and non-customer feedback and designing their product. Joe has more than 13 years of experience in marketing in the tech industry. Prior to his role at CloudApp, Joe was the Head of Social Analytics at Adobe where he led paid social strategy and a research team providing strategic guidance to organizations within the company. He’s been published in the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, and other top tier outlets. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
29:08
August 14, 2020
How to Improve Business Productivity
How can you improve your business's productivity? All businesses face this on-going question, but sometimes simple solutions provide the best results. In the following segment, you will hear about four tips that you can start implementing today and improve productivity for your business, employees, and in your own workflow.
05:45
August 13, 2020
Learn 100 Hacks to Improve Your Business, Tips #21-30
After years of consulting and business experience, Chris Ronzio wrote: “100 Hacks to Improve your Business,” covering topics to improve your lifestyle, personal productivity, marketing, sales, finance, and much more. This segment includes tips #21-30.
04:47
August 12, 2020
What's Keeping You From Making a New Hire?
In this excerpt from the Organize Chaos Consulting Show, Chris consults Erick Prospero, the owner of an E-Learning video production company, as he faces the challenge of hiring for a skill you don’t know how to do yourself. They begin to discuss by assessing his company's marketing funnel and the hindrances preventing him from making this new hire.
07:54
August 11, 2020
Focus on Appreciating What You Have
Take time for reflection and appreciation. Whether it’s in your own personal life or within your business, taking those moments to show appreciation can be beneficial. Not only for your own mental health, but it can also help expand and grow your business’s relationships. Chris shares his thoughts on this topic and specific examples of how appreciation can pay dividends.
05:57
August 10, 2020
Becky Karsh: How to Navigate Cultural Shifts in the Workplace
In this episode, I chat with Becky Karsh, head of people development at Uber in the US and Canada, about how to navigate massive cultural shifts in the workplace. Becky's navigated several during her time at Uber. This episode was taken as a clip from our Training With Empathy event that we hosted back with empathy wines in April of 2020. And what I love about this is that Becky just gives great advice. She's candidly been leading a team through a lot of shifts from the entrance into COVID and the massive workforce change to the CEO changeover that happened a few years back. So she has some great perspective, and I think you'll learn a lot. Topics Covered: How to train resilience in a team Fostering a community virtually Identifying humility as a trait in a potential hire Managing people who are innovative Training people during a business pivot How Uber deals with change through empathy Removing the fear of failure in employees Leading the people team at Uber Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
47:58
August 7, 2020
Positive Business Takeaways During COVID-19
The Arizona Commerce Authority put on a 6-week small business boot camp, where Chris Ronzio was featured on one of their daily sessions, presenting on the topic of scaling back-up your business post-COVID-19. In the final segment of this series, Chris wraps up with some perspective on positive takeaways as businesses navigate through this pandemic and into the future.
13:02
August 6, 2020
How to Build Repeatable Processes
The Arizona Commerce Authority put on a 6-week small business boot camp, where Chris Ronzio was featured on one of their daily sessions, presenting on the topic of scaling back-up your business post-COVID-19. In the following audio segment, you will hear Chris explain the concept of “Your biggest asset is the work you have already done,” building a repeatable process, and knowing when to outsource or hire help.
15:45
August 5, 2020
How to Find a Niche During COVID-19
The Arizona Commerce Authority put on a 6-week small business boot camp, where Chris Ronzio was featured on one of their daily sessions, presenting on the topic of scaling back-up your business post-COVID-19. The following segment covers how to find the right niche your business can serve during this evolving period of the pandemic.
08:25
August 4, 2020
How to Find Your Best Product or Service During COVID-19
The Arizona Commerce Authority put on a 6-week small business boot camp, where Chris Ronzio was featured on one of their daily sessions, presenting on the topic of scaling back-up your business post-COVID-19. In this segment, he talks about finding your best product or service, with useful exercises like “The Largest Check” and watching market trends.
14:28
August 3, 2020
Michael Ventura: How to Have Empathy at Work and Train Your Team to Use It
In this episode, I chat with Michael Ventura, CEO and founder of Sub Rosa, during our Training With Empathy event we hosted in April. We talk about the concepts from his book, Applied Empathy, and how to make empathy a trainable skill. What I liked about this episode is that he fully breaks down why empathy is today's most talked-about competitive advantage, and he explains how to train your team for it. Sub Rosa is a strategy and design firm that has worked with some of the world's most iconic brands and organizations; including Adobe, Delta Airlines, Google, Goldman Sachs, Nike, The TED Conference, and The Obama Administration. Michael has served as a board member and adviser to a variety of organizations including Behance, The Burning Man Project, The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the United Nations’ Tribal Link Foundation. In this episode, we learn about: Some of the creative campaigns that Sub Rosa has produced Dealing with difficult people and the four points of distortion The “Whole Self” framework Asking the hard questions to see the truth Opening yourself up to new perspectives Seeing the world from other people’s point of view Why empathy is not sympathy, compassion, or being nice How empathy is a trainable skill Fostering more collaborative and inclusive relationships in the workplace Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
42:17
July 31, 2020
How to Be a Growth Hacker
Businesses may not be seeing their normal growth patterns in today’s current economy. If your revenue is not exponentially growing at the moment, how can you shift your strategies to grow other aspects of your business? Chris highlights these areas of focus, as well as the type of employee he calls, the Growth Hacker. This employee creatively tests and grows new ideas, which can be very beneficial when exploring new areas for growth within your company.
06:01
July 30, 2020
How to Stay Consistent With Social Media
Social media can sometimes become an arduous task, especially when you have a number of other things to handle throughout your day. In the two following clips, Chris shares his thoughts on keeping your social posting consistent and relevant for your audience.
05:17
July 29, 2020
Shifting Positions to Remote, Part 2
Shifting a position to work remotely can be challenging and often causes a moment of panic for your employees. Questions like, how do I handle my daily tasks in this remote setup, where do I focus my time, and how to stay productive in a home/work environment? Chris interviewed Nick, Trainuals videographer, about how he is tackling the shift to remote work and provides helpful strategies for any remote position.
08:56
July 28, 2020
Shifting Positions to Remote, Part 1
Shifting a position to work remotely can be challenging and often causes a moment of panic for your employees. Questions like, how do I handle my daily tasks in this remote setup, where do I focus my time, and how to stay productive in a home/work environment? Chris interviewed Nick, Trainuals videographer, about how he is tackling the shift to remote work and provides helpful strategies for any remote position.
08:14
July 27, 2020
Beate Chelette: How to Turn Your Passion into Profit
In this episode, I chat with Beate Chelette, The Growth Architect and founder of The Women’s Code about how to turn your passions and skills into profit. What I liked about this episode was her passion for small businesses and growing businesses. She developed a framework for scaling a business from the idea, the inception, all the way into building the systems and training that Trainual specializes in. Beate was once $135,000 in debt as a single parent when she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal. She’s provided training for tens of thousands of Founders, SmallBusiness Owners, and Entrepreneurs with her framework. HuffPost calls her one of ‘50 Must-Follow Entrepreneurs’. In this episode, we talk about: Why Beate wrote a letter to the President of the United States Stepping out of panic and fear and aim high Beate’s Five Star Success Blueprint Figuring out what skill comes easy to you, and doing that Charging for your passion, selling more, & feeling good about it Building authority and strategic messaging Balanced leadership and The Women’s Code The shift from business owner to business leader Growth strategies within Beate’s Growth Architecture Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
35:26
July 24, 2020
Why Chaos in Business is Actually a Good Thing
If your business feels like chaos, don’t worry, it may actually be a good thing. Chris explains why this can be a healthy sign for your business, as well as a three-step process to start chipping away at the problems and to-do lists that often cause that feeling of chaos.
06:05
July 23, 2020
Operations Consultant to SaaS CEO, Part 4
The Organized Chaos consulting show, with Chris Ronzio, released its pilot episode back in January of 2020.  If you have been listening to PMP Daily, you have already heard episodes that feature segments from the Organized Chaos show, but this pilot episode will give you background on how that show came to be and a deeper dive into Chris’s consulting journey. This is the final segment of this four-part mini-series. If you're just tuning in now, hop back to the episode titled, Organized Chaos Pilot (Part 1), to listen to the series in order.
06:52
July 22, 2020
Operations Consultant to SaaS CEO, Part 3
The Organize Chaos consulting show, with Chris Ronzio, released its pilot episode back in January of 2020.  If you have been listening to PMP Daily, you have already heard episodes that feature segments from the Organized Chaos show, but this pilot episode will give you background on how that show came to be and a deeper dive into Chris’s consulting journey. This segment is part 3 of 4, so be sure to tune in tomorrow for the next segment.
07:53
July 21, 2020
Operations Consultant to SaaS CEO, Part 2
The Organize Chaos consulting show, with Chris Ronzio, released its pilot episode back in January of 2020.  If you have been listening to PMP Daily, you have already heard episodes that feature segments from the Organize Chaos show, but this pilot episode will give you background on how that show came to be and a deeper dive into Chris’s consulting journey. This segment is part 2 of 4, so be sure to tune in tomorrow for the next segment.
11:12
July 20, 2020
Greg Head: Determining the Right Category for Your Startup with CEO of Scaling Point, Founder of Gregslist.com
In this episode, Chris talks to Greg Head, CEO of Scaling Point which provides consulting and workshops to early-stage tech companies, and the Founder of Gregslist.com, a curated, up-to-date list of software companies and tech jobs in Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, and Boston. What I liked about this episode is we talk in-depth about how to create a category, what that means and examples from Trainual, because this is an active conversation we're having right now about creating the category for playbook software. He’s had an amazing career so far with early-stage experience at ACT!, the contact manager millions of people used in the 90s. Then cofounding SalesLogix, the first mid-market CRM software that went public in 1999. Then as the CMO at Infusionsoft where he helped them grow from $15m to $100m. In Arizona, he’s a legend in our startup scene here in Arizona and I’ve been fortunate to learn a lot from him. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
34:04
July 17, 2020
Operations Consultant to SaaS CEO, Part 1
The Organized Chaos consulting show, with Chris Ronzio, released its pilot episode back in January of 2020.  If you have been listening to PMP Daily, you have already heard episodes that feature segments from the Organized Chaos show, but this pilot episode will give you background on how that show came to be and a deeper dive into Chris’s consulting journey. This segment is part 1 of 4, so be sure to tune in tomorrow for the next segment.
10:02
July 16, 2020
Learn 100 Hacks to Improve Your Business, Tips #11-20
From the years of consulting and his business experience, Chris Ronzio wrote: “100 Hacks to Improve your Business,” covering topics to improve your lifestyle, personal productivity, marketing, sales, finance, and much more. This segment includes tips #11-20.
05:05
July 15, 2020
The Truth about the 4-Hour Work Week
While both of these segments are about different topics, they share a common thread. During both monologues, Chris hints at the idea that passion is an essential element to progression. If your business could survive being open 5 hours a week or your company is so self-sufficient that you only need to work 4 hours a week, would that stop you from putting in more time to continue to progress? If you truly are passionate about your business and focused on maximizing its potential, you're probably going above and beyond the minimum amount that is required of you. You want your business to be the best it can be because great things don’t last forever.
08:37
July 14, 2020
Determine Your Customer Funnel
This clip is from Chris's live consulting show, Organize Chaos. In this segment, Chris and his guest discuss the value of determining your customer funnel. He also explains how to use the metrics around each stage of your funnel to make business predictions and decisions throughout the year.
08:12
July 13, 2020
Amy Posey: How to Use Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
This episode is an interview that my brother, Jonathan, our CMO at Trainual did during our Training With Empathy event earlier this year. He chats with Amy Posey, the Founder & CEO of SUPER MEGA BOSS. She's also the co-author of Wild Success: Seven key lessons, business leaders can learn from extreme adventures. This talk is a really candid conversation about how you should be vulnerable with your people, how it's okay to admit mistakes, and just the science behind emotional intelligence as a whole. Amy is a neuroscience-based leadership development facilitator who helps leaders at all levels using science and performance research in her practical approach to learning and development. SUPER*MEGA*BOSS is a manager training company that creates short videos and in-person sessions to make better bosses.  Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
48:11
July 10, 2020
Hiring Employees You Have Never Met Part 4, DUDE Fest 2020
This segment is part 4 of a longer webinar Chris gave on the topic of “Hiring Employees You Have Never Met In Person,” hosted by the founder of DUDE, Chris Martinez. During this presentation, Chris Ronzio showcases his strategies for making reliable new hires while only virtually interfacing with the candidates. In a time where the workplace has become more remote and virtual than ever before, these hiring processes are ever so valuable.
09:02
July 9, 2020
Hiring Employees You Have Never Met Part 3, DUDE Fest 2020
This segment is part 3 of a longer webinar Chris gave on the topic of “Hiring Employees You Have Never Met In Person,” hosted by the founder of DUDE, Chris Martinez. During this presentation, Chris Ronzio showcases his strategies for making reliable new hires while only virtually interfacing with the candidates. In a time where the workplace has become more remote and virtual than ever before, these hiring processes are ever so valuable.
12:12
July 8, 2020
Hiring Employees You Have Never Met Part 2, DUDE Fest 2020
This segment is part 2 of a longer webinar Chris gave on the topic of “Hiring Employees You Have Never Met In Person,” hosted by the founder of DUDE, Chris Martinez. During this presentation, Chris Ronzio showcases his strategies for making reliable new hires while only virtually interfacing with the candidates. In a time where the workplace has become more remote and virtual than ever before, these hiring processes are ever so valuable.
12:12
July 7, 2020
Hiring Employees You Have Never Met Part 1, DUDE Fest 2020
This segment is part 1 of a longer webinar Chris gave on the topic of “Hiring Employees You Have Never Met In Person,” hosted by the founder of DUDE, Chris Martinez. During this presentation Chris Ronzio showcases his strategies for making reliable new hires while only virtually interfacing with the candidates. In a time where the workplace has become more remote and virtual than ever before, these hiring processes are ever so valuable.
10:36
July 6, 2020
Clate Mask: Why Most Small Businesses Fail
In this episode, Chris talks to Clate Mask, CEO and Co-Founder of Keap. What I loved about this episode is that Clate gets so specific in outlining the different stages of business growth that you go through. And at each of the stages, there's kind of a revenue marker that he points to. And there's a key problem that you need to solve. So, Clate I know from experience, is very tactical and surgical about the advice he gives. And you'll get to see that here in this episode. Clate is recognized by the small business community as a visionary leader. His passion for small business success stems from his personal experience taking Infusionsoft from a struggling startup to an eight-time Inc. 500/5000 winner. Keap (formerly known as Infusionsoft) has landed four rounds of venture capital including a $55 million Series D led by Bain Capital Ventures. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
22:32
July 3, 2020
Signs You Made a Bad Hire
Coming to the realization that you made a bad hire can be an easy decision, but how to handle that situation is what can be difficult. In this clip from Chris's Youtube channel, he explains how to determine if an employee needs to be let go and why having that uncomfortable conversation is better than letting the issue go unresolved.
06:28
July 2, 2020
Entrepreneurs Need Vacations Too
As an entrepreneur, making time for a vacation is essential for recharging your personal life, as well as being more productive in the office. In these two segments, Chris explains why he has built his business around his annual vacation time and how he uses the open schedule to stay productive.
07:39
July 1, 2020
Be a Beginner, Novice, and Expert
In these two short clips from Chris's IGTV, he lays out some sound advice for daily building and progression in your work and personal life. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with a long to-do list, but by conscious efforts to build new skills and refine the ones you already have, you can feel accomplished at the end of the day.
04:29
June 30, 2020
Focused Scaling
This clip is from episode 1 of Chris's live consulting show, Organize Chaos. Chris chats with Dave McClennan about why focused scaling and focused development are important for seeing success in the early stages of Dave’s startup and avoiding the danger of spreading his business to thin. Dave McClennan is a real estate investor who owns a property tech startup.
07:30
June 29, 2020
Kim Scott: How to Create a Culture of Candid Conversations at Work
In this episode, I had a conversation with Kim Scott, Author, and Co-Founder of Radical Candor, about the concept of Ruinous Empathy and how to use her Radical Candor method in the workplace. This episode is a little bit different from the episodes we typically have here on the show. It’s a live recording from our Training With Empathy event we hosted in partnership with Gary Vaynerchuk’s Empathy Wines last month. If you haven’t read the book, definitely pick up a copy. Previously, Kim led AdSense, YouTube, and Doubleclick Online Sales and Operations at Google before joining Apple to develop and teach a leadership seminar. Kim has been a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and several other tech companies. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
48:50
June 26, 2020
How to Determine the Right Salary
The first clip in this episode is about determining salaries for your employees based on a 50% rule. In the second clip, Chris explains why spending extra money on the right gear for your employees is important. Both segments point in the same direction, determining how much money to spend on your employees to foster their ability for success.
07:10
June 25, 2020
On Scaling Trainual Part 2, a clip from Nathan Latka's Podcast
In this clip, Chris is interviewed by entrepreneur and CEO Nathan Latka, talking about Trainual’s launch, business model, and more. At the time of this interview, Trainual was in its first months since launch. This is the second half of the interview, check out episode 14, Nathan Latka Interview Part 1 for the other half.
09:58
June 24, 2020
On Scaling Trainual Part 1, a clip from Nathan Latka's Podcast
This clip is from Nathan Latka's podcast where he interviews Chris about Trainual’s launch, business model, and more. At the time of this interview, Trainual was in their first months since launch, so this episode provides a great in the moment snapshot of how the company was scaling at the time.
08:44
June 23, 2020
Haters, Priests, Heroes & Healthy Paranoia of Competition
As an entrepreneur, business owner, and marketer, you are always going to have competition and outsiders critiquing your work. These clips are from Chris's IGTV collection, where he gives good insight into how to handle the critiques and competition in a healthy manner. He talks about how to use that fuel to step up and grow your business instead of complaining or letting that negativity hold you down.
07:45
June 22, 2020
Patrick Campbell: How to Correctly Price Your Products and Services
In this episode, Patrick Campbell, Founder & CEO of ProfitWell, talks about how you should first price your services, how you should make sure not to leave money on the table, and how you should think about upsells and maximizing the value of a customer over time. He points out the metrics that you should be watching to understand your customers and make strategic decisions based on the data that your customers show you. ProfitWell is the industry-standard software for helping companies like Atlassian, Autodesk, Meetup, and Lyft with their monetization (through Price Intelligently) and retention strategies. ProfitWell also provides a turnkey solution that powers the subscription financial metrics for over fourteen thousand subscription companies (it’s free and plugs right into your billing system). Prior to ProfitWell Patrick led Strategic Initiatives for Boston based Gemvara and was an Economist at Google and the US Intelligence community. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
31:50
June 19, 2020
How to Give an Investor Pitch
In 2018 Chris participated in a local based Phoenix entrepreneur event called Street Pitch. If you're new to Chris’s content or his business Trainual, this segment gives some great background on his story as an entrepreneur and how Trainual came to be.
08:36
June 18, 2020
Learn 100 Hacks to Improve Your Business, Tips #1-10
From the years of consulting and his business experience, Chris Ronzio wrote: “100 Hacks to Improve your Business,” covering topics to improve your lifestyle, personal productivity, marketing, sales, finance, and much more. This clip includes tips #1-10.
05:29
June 17, 2020
Using Credit Card Debt to Scale your Business
In this clip from Phx Startup Week, Chris breaks down why and how he used credit cards to get Trainual’s funding off the ground. Finding investors is not the only way to go about funding your startup. You can also leverage credit card debt as another option.
09:18
June 16, 2020
Why Every Entrepreneur needs to be a Marketer
In this clip from Phx Startup Week, Chris explains his light bulb moment when realizing he could sell his consulting as a product, but he was resistant to becoming a marketer. In this speaking event, he takes you through his first marketing efforts when establishing Trainual, as he taught himself the importance of becoming a marketer when you are an entrepreneur.
05:47
June 15, 2020
Jaleh Rezaei: Top Strategies to Organize and Achieve Your Business Goals
In this episode, Jaleh Rezaei, Co-founder and CEO of Mutiny, tells her process for customizing your website to speak to all different customers and to maximize your sales. We also go through how they've used experimentation through their growth hacks to really grow the company, and how they operationalize their goals with their weekly and quarterly meeting cadence. You'll get a lot out of this episode and hopefully, you start to experiment and personalize. Mutiny is a YC-backed company focused on helping SaaS companies personalize their website for each visitor. Prior to Mutiny, Jaleh was employee 12 and head of marketing and business development at Gusto and grew the company from 500 to 50,000 customers over 4 years. She was the Director of Product Marketing at VMware prior to Gusto. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
25:07
June 12, 2020
How To Get Back on Track
We all have those days of distractions and wandering thoughts, but when they start to pull you away from your daily tasks. How do you get yourself back on track? In this clip, Chris gives some inspiration to help get you re-focused and ready to crush your day.
03:34
June 11, 2020
How to Market on Instagram
B2B marketing can be very effective on Instagram when you create engaging and natural-looking content. In this clip, Chris tells more about this and how he has used Instagram to market Trainual’s products.
04:54
June 10, 2020
Market Yourself as a Public Speaker
This clip is from Chris's live consulting show, Organize Chaos. During Chris’s chat with entrepreneur Ashley Bright, Chris lays out three sound tips for marketing yourself as a public speaker to help you acquire more speaking jobs.
08:50
June 10, 2020
Is your business idea worth pursuing?
Are you constantly drumming up new business ideas? Is it time to go all-in on your business venture? In this clip from his Youtube channel, Chris takes you through a checklist on how to determine if the time required to start and run your business will allow you to make back your money and make your business venture worth pursuing.
07:01
June 8, 2020
Todd Herman: How to Create an Alter Ego that Helps You Succeed
In this episode, I chat with Todd Herman, author of the Alter Ego Effect. Todd breaks down the process of creating one of these alter egos and why it's so impactful on your performance. A lot of times you hear these performance improvement coaches and they've got big philosophies, but they don't have the tactical sequence of how you can do something to get a certain result. And he talks about both the intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, mentors, alter egos, and all the things you can do to use your mindset, to shift your performance. I think you're going to love this episode. Todd Herman is an award-winning author, performance advisor to athletes, leaders and public figures, and is the recipient of the Inc. 500 fastest growing company award. He’s been featured on the Today Show, Sky Business News, Inc Magazine and CBC National News. He’s also the author of the WSJ bestselling book, The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life. And lives in New York City with his young family. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio
36:27
June 5, 2020
Top 5 CEO Email Hacks
In this clip from his Youtube channel, Chris talks about his top 5 CEO email hacks to keep your inbox as close to zero as possible. These tips are super valuable for anyone looking to clean up the clutter and stay on top of your inbox, apply these strategies across all your email accounts to help you stay organized and productive.
08:02
June 4, 2020
Can you afford to start a business right now?
Determining if you can afford to start or buy a business can be a daunting thought. In this clip from one of Chris's Youtube videos, he provides some practical tips for assessing your financial’s to help you decide whether you have adequate capital to start your own business.
05:30
June 3, 2020
Delegation & Productivity
In this clip from Chris's Organize Chaos live consulting show, Chris talks with Ashley Bright about delegation & organization. They discuss figuring out a measurable workload to delegate to your employees to free up your schedule to be more productive and efficient with your own time.
07:15
June 2, 2020
Marketing Strategy & Defining a Target Audience
The clip is from Chris’s live consulting show called Organize Chaos. In this chat, Chris sits down with real estate investor Dave Mclennan, to talk about his property tech startup, discussing marketing strategy and defining his target audience.
09:08
June 1, 2020
Claude Silver, Part 2: How VaynerMedia's Chief Heart Officer Leads with Empathy
This is part two of a two-part episode with Claude Silver, the Chief Heart Officer over at VaynerMedia. If you haven't heard part one, definitely go back and give that one a listen because Claude talks so much about how to be vulnerable and how to be a leader during these crazy times. Otherwise, we're jumping in mid-conversation to me and my brother Jonathan's interview with Claude that took place as part of a live series we did called Training With Empathy. This was an event we did with Gary Vaynerchuk’s wine brand Empathy Wines where we interviewed top people leaders to talk all about the concept of empathy.  Claude Silver is the first-ever Chief Heart Officer. After nearly 20 years at numerous advertising agencies building brands for Fortune 50 companies, Claude found her home and true calling at VaynerX. Her success in guiding client relationships, global brand strategies, operations, and management is driven by an abiding passion for creating spaces in which people can thrive. How do you build the best human empire of all time? With heart. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual.
34:58
May 29, 2020
Claude Silver, Part 1: How to Lead Your Team with Empathy and Kindness
In this episode, me and my brother Jonathan,  the CMO here at Trainual, had a conversation with Claude about infusing empathy into the workplace. This episode is a little bit different from the episodes we typically have here on the show. It’s a live recording from our Training With Empathy event we hosted in partnership with Gary Vaynerchuk’s Empathy Wines last month. We’re also splitting this episode into two parts so this particular episode is Part 1. I hope you enjoy and stay tuned for Part 2 dropping next week! Claude Silver is the first-ever Chief Heart Officer. After nearly 20 years at numerous advertising agencies building brands for Fortune 50 companies, Claude found her home and true calling at VaynerX. Her success in guiding client relationships, global brand strategies, operations, and management is driven by an abiding passion for creating spaces in which people can thrive. How do you build the best human empire of all time? With heart. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual.
58:13
May 22, 2020
John Lee Dumas: How to Effectively Grow Your Podcast
In this episode, I chat with John Lee Dumas all about the process of building an audience. JLD is the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award-winning podcast where he interviews entrepreneurs who are truly on fire. I was fortunate enough to be on his podcast, episode number 1921 so check that out. He's done over 2,500 episodes at this point. A million-plus listens a month, seven figures of annual revenue, so you've definitely heard of him and he's just now getting started. So he tunes in from Puerto Rico in about a 15-minute quick episode, but he just delivers nugget after nugget of wisdom about how he built his podcasts initially grew the audience, continued to get big guests and then just runs it like a machine where he doesn't have to think too much about it. So you can learn a lot from how he produces his podcast and how it applies to your business. Give it a listen. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual.
16:23
May 15, 2020
Scott Gerber: How to Build a Successful Online Community People Love
In this episode, I chat with Scott Gerber all about the process of building community. What I really liked about this episode is that Scott is locked up in his apartment in New York City with four kids and his family and he is teaching us about how to build virtual communities. He's done this for 10 years and built communities for companies and for himself and he knows how to do it in a very genuine way. That's why he is called the Superconnector, so whether you're starting a community for the first time or trying to re-engage an existing community that you started a long time ago or even just participate as a more active member in communities, I think you'll find this really interesting. Take a listen. Scott is CEO of The Community Company, an organization that builds and manages community-driven programs for media companies and global brands. He is the founder of YEC, an invitation-only organization for the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. He is also the founder of Forbes Councils, a collective of invitation-only organizations for world-class executives. Scott is the co-author of Superconnector and author of Never Get a “Real” Job. He is a sought-after speaker, regularly published thought leader, and a contributor to Adweek. He has been featured numerous times on television and podcasts, and his work has been honored by NASDAQ and the White House. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
31:08
May 8, 2020
Erin Blaskie: How to Approach Marketing During the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
In this episode, I chat about the Process of Building a Brand Remotely with Erin Blaskie. Erin gives tactical advice for things that you can be doing now with few resources to build your brand at your company. She's got great hacks for how to repurpose content across different channels and tells you exactly where to focus to build your company brand. Then we got into a conversation about personal brands and how you can leverage the time you might have instead of commuting to get yourself out there in the world. Erin leads the marketing team at Fellow.app - a productivity tool for managers to help facilitate better one-on-one meetings and team meetings. In the fifteen years since starting her first online business, Erin has helped so many businesses come online, establish their web presence and create community. She’s an expert in leveraging the power of the Internet to create culture and inspire change. Erin has worked with companies such as Disney, Post, Kraft, Travelocity, Microsoft Canada, Ford Canada, PepsiCo., 3M, and more. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
27:25
May 1, 2020
Adrian Salamunovic: How to Consistently Score Free PR For Your Business
In this episode, I chat with Adrian Salamunovic about the process of getting free PR for your business. What I loved about this episode is that Adrian packs so much value that you can actually stop listening and start acting to get your business free PR rather than using paid media, which a lot of companies rely on. So if you haven't gotten much media, or you haven't gotten much coverage, or you're just not sure where to start and you're too daunted by the prospect of reaching out to those top tier publications, Adrian will break it down for you and make it feel easy. Adrian is the co-author of the FREE PR Book and the former co-founder of CanvasPop, which he bootstrapped to 8-figure sales. Now he’s a public speaker, startup advisor, investor, and PR expert who’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs reach mainstream success using the power of earned media. His companies have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Today Show, The Doctors, Good Morning America, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, CNN, MSNBC, TechCrunch, Mashable, Fast Company, Forbes, The Verge, and WIRED. He is a global mentor for San Francisco-based 500 Startups and is the #1 rated advisor on Clarity.fm. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
24:20
April 24, 2020
Alex Judd: Top Strategies for Becoming a Better Leader at Work
In this episode, I sit down with Alex Judd, business coach and host of the EntreLeadership Podcast. We talk all about the process of becoming a better leader. Right now we're going through a pretty crazy time where a lot of businesses are having to pivot and re-prioritize what they're doing and then communicate that to their teams. Alex walks us through, start-to-finish, how you tackle the habits, the mindset, the action plans, the priorities, and how to deal with getting out of this in a better place. So take a listen and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Alex joined Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership team in 2016 as a Business Coach and works with business owners every day to make Ramsey principles come to life in their organization. In addition, as the host of the nationally recognized EntreLeadership podcast, he is responsible for interviewing many of today’s biggest names in business and leadership. Alex is a passionate communicator who is driven by the belief that EVERYBODY wins when a leader DECIDES to get better. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
29:27
April 17, 2020
Chris Guillebeau: How to Effectively Manage and Grow a Side Hustle
In this episode, side hustle master, Chris Guillebeau, and I talk about the process of building a side hustle, what that’s looked like for Chris throughout the years, and how anyone is capable of starting a side hustle for themselves. We touch on what side hustles look like in the current economic climate and we also talk about Chris’s new book, The Money Tree, that was published on April 7th. Chris is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, Side Hustle, The Happiness of Pursuit, and other books. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. His daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than two million times a month. He is also the founder of the World Domination Summit, an event for cultural creatives that attracts thousands of attendees to Portland, Oregon every summer. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
25:33
April 10, 2020
Bill Gallagher: How to Manage Your Team During the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
In this episode, we get into a great conversation about how, in this economic climate, you have to lead through adversity. So we talked about how, as businesses are contracting or scaling down, what principles can you pull out of the book, Scaling Up from Verne Harnish, who you saw last season and put into work in this type of economic climate. Bill is an international business growth coach with over 30 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience. Bill has spent the last 15 years coaching and training others in leadership and performance and previously led 4 companies of his own and been a partner or executive in 2 others. Bill discovered the Rockefeller Habits and Scaling Up 20 years ago, and has used them in his own companies. Bill has coached and trained thousands in over 25 cities and 11 countries. He also hosts the renowned Scaling Up podcast. Bill is the father of two grown kids, a recovering triathlete, sailor, pilot, surfer, skier, diver, and all other things fun and active. He’s a passionate and playful speaker whose clients all share a hunger to grow successfully with an openness to new approaches and thinking. Find the show notes for this episode here! Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
30:00
April 3, 2020
Chris & Jonathan Ronzio: How to Navigate Your Business During the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This is a special episode featuring our host and Trainual CEO, Chris Ronzio, and Trainual CMO, Jonathan Ronzio. Chris and Jonathan have an impromptu discussion on how Trainual and the rest of the world are dealing with Coronavirus. Chris was getting a ton of questions on LinkedIn, from employees, and in his entrepreneur groups, so we thought it would be a good idea to have a candid discussion about what we’re doing, how we’re handling it, what we’re thinking about, and how we’re preparing to weather the storm. As we’ve been forced to transition to remote work just like a lot of you, we hope this episode provides some advice to help you get through it. Find the show notes for this episode here! Watch this episode on Youtube here. Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
42:32
March 27, 2020
René Boer: How to Become a Better Boss to Your Entire Team
René Boer is the best-selling co-author, along with Gino Wickman, of How to Be a Great Boss. He has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry leading teams at well-known brands such as Pizza Hut, Arby’s and Jamba Juice. As a franchisee, corporate executive and entrepreneur he’s experienced first-hand the tremendous impact that great bosses have by developing people and building successful businesses. Since 2008, as a Certified EOS Implementer, he’s helped entrepreneurs and leadership teams at more than 60 privately-owned companies gain the traction necessary to achieve their shared vision. In this episode, we talk about operations in the restaurant industry, the differences between leadership and management, quarterly check-ins with your employees, creating accountability, and more!  Find the show notes for this episode here! Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
38:37
September 3, 2019
Michael E. Gerber: The Benefits of Process Documentation and Why Your Business Needs It
Inc. Magazine calls him “the World’s #1 Small Business Guru” — the entrepreneurial and small business thought leader who has impacted the lives of millions of small business owners and hundreds of thousands of companies worldwide for over 40 years. Michael E. Gerber is the author of the NY Times mega-bestseller, for two consecutive decades, "The E-Myth Revisited" and nine other worldwide best-selling E-Myth books concerning small business entrepreneurship, leadership, and management. Additionally, Michael E. Gerber has written 19 industry-specific E-Myth Vertical books. His mission is "to transform the state of small business worldwide™." If you've heard any of the clichés about working on your business rather than in your business, The E-Myth is where that came from. Michael has been a huge inspiration to my business and the work that I do, so I'm honored to have him on the show.  In this episode, we talk about the landscape of operations manuals, the 4 distinct personalities that drive the entrepreneur, the small business model of McDonalds, and more. Find the show notes for this episode here! Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
46:42
September 3, 2019
John Warrillow: How to Get Your Business to Successfully Run Without You
John Warrillow, the author of one of my favorite books, Built to Sell. In addition to being a best-selling author of Built to Sell and The Automatic Customer, John has started and exited 4 companies. As founder of The Value Builder System™, his mission is to level the playing field for business owners as they approach their exit. Over 47,000 business owners have taken the Value Builder Questionnaire with the support of accountants who champion the system as Certified Value Builders™ across the globe. Owners are statistically-proven to improve company value by up to 71% through the system. He is one of the foremost experts on B2B marketing for small businesses, helping business owners improve the value of their company for over 20 years. In this episode, we talk about keeping your business specialized, why recurring revenue adds value to your business, getting your business ready to sell, how you can value your own business, and more!  Find the show notes for this episode here! Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
27:37
September 3, 2019
Laura Roeder: How to Keep Remote Employees Engaged and Connected
Laura Roeder is the founder of MeetEdgar, a social media application that provides an effective way of scheduling, and organizing content to automate publishing. She’s been a featured speaker at South by Southwest and the White House and writes about independent entrepreneurship for Forbes, Inc., and Fast Company. In this episode, we talk about what it's like having a fully remote team, keeping remote employees engaged, the MeetEdgar employee handbook, work-life balance, and building a business that can run without you.  Find the show notes for this episode here! Check out Laura's new software for coaches, Paperbell. Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
28:26
September 3, 2019
Paul Akers: How to Apply Lean Thinking at Work to Increase Productivity
Paul Akers is the author of the ‘2 Second Lean,’ ‘Lean Health,’ and ‘Lean Travel.’ Paul is also the Founder and President of FastCap, a product development company with distribution in over 40 companies. He originally learned about lean thinking from Toyota when he toured their factory in Japan. Now people from all over the world tour his facilities at his business. He’s an Ironman, a pilot, a mountain climber, and probably a candidate for the world’s most interesting man. Above all, Paul is passionate about continuous development and spreading lean thinking to as many people around the world as possible. In this episode, we talk about what lean thinking is, breaking the cycle of stagnant thinking, and applying lean thinking to your business and your life.  Find the show notes for this episode here! Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
26:60
September 3, 2019
Cameron Herold: How to Build a Company Vision and Mission Your Team Cares About
Cameron Herold has a special ability to simplify business problems. He’s worked with hundreds of organizations including a big 4 wireless carrier and a monarchy, and he’s built $100 million dollar companies. Cameron grew 1-800-GOT-JUNK? from 14 employees to 3100 employees. He’s written best selling books like Double Double, Meetings Suck, and Vivid Vision, helping companies eliminate unproductive processes and guiding them on the shortest, simplest path to exponential success. If you’re listening and you’re on the path to becoming a Chief Operating Officer or you’re already a COO, you’ve definitely heard of his group COO Alliance. It’s an exclusive group for people like us that just get process. In this episode, we talk about sharing your vivid vision with your team, the upside down organization chart, focusing on documenting the systems that work, hiring interdependent people, and more! Find the show notes for this episode here! Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
26:24
September 3, 2019
Scott Fritz: The New and Improved Approach to the 40-hour Work Week
Scott Fritz is a business coach, author, speaker, and angel investor. Back in 1997, he founded a company called Human Capital, and over the next decade, he grew that company to $170 million as an active angel investor. Since 2001, Scott has invested in over 30 separate ventures, and in 2008 he founded Growth Connect, a company that specializes in transforming businesses into assets through exit-strategy coaching. Along the way, Scott authored The 40 Hour Work YEAR, which is a book that chronicles Scott's own entrepreneurial journey firsthand and acts as the playbook for getting out of the day-to-day in your business. Scott is a keynote speaker for entrepreneurs around the world, an advisor, and a leader, and we're excited to have him on the show. In this episode, we talk about intrapreneurial business plans, performance reviews and bonus structures, the decision matrix, an 18 month action plan to the 40 hour work year and more. Find the show notes for this episode here! Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
29:24
September 3, 2019
Sheri Hamilton: How to Transition From Corporate Employee to Entrepreneur
Sheri is the COO of Grant Cardone’s portfolio of companies and a true operations expert! Sheri brings over 30 years of corporate operational experience to her current role as COO of Cardone Enterprises. Since then, the organization has grown to over 140 staff, with a digital TV network, ad agency, online sales training university and well known business conference for entrepreneurs - 10XGrowthCon. In this episode, we talk about her transition from corporate operations to entrepreneurial operations, keeping her team aligned on Grant's mission and vision, the onboarding and training experience at Cardone Enterprises, and more.  Find the show notes for this episode here! Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
24:45
September 3, 2019
Dan Martell: How to Keep Your Team Aligned and Up To Speed
Dan Martell is a lifelong entrepreneur, starting businesses at 17, 19, and 24. He raised venture capital for his two companies, Flowtown and Clarity.fm, and he's successfully exited three businesses. He’s been an advisor for massive success stories like Intercom, Udemy, and Hootsuite, and he’s personally invested in over 40 companies. Dan also runs the biggest YouTube channel in the world for SaaS entrepreneurs.  He’s the founder of SaaS academy, helping SaaS companies reach the next level in attracting and converting leads, expanding their customer base and increasing revenues. I enjoyed talking to Dan so much that I enrolled in it myself! In this episode, we talk about creating your Business Playbook, keeping your systems consistently updated by your employees, and ramping up new hires fast.  Find the show notes for this episode here! Host: Chris Ronzio Brought to you by Trainual
24:47
September 3, 2019
Verne Harnish: How to Effectively Scale Your Business with Process
Verne Harnish is the authority in Scaling Up your business - so much so that he literally wrote the book called Scaling Up, following the success of two other books - The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time, and Mastering the Rockefeller Habits. He’s worked with thousands of organizations, helping them to grow successfully and efficiently, even founding Entrepreneurs’ Organization or EO, a top entrepreneurs hub of over 14,000 members around the world. Verne is also the CEO of Scaling Up, an executive education and coaching company.  Verne’s work has been a huge inspiration for me in growing Trainual, from the principles in Scaling Up, being a member of EO, and our brands even share the color purple. In this episode, we talk about the biggest barriers that startups face, transferring knowledge to team members as you grow, when you should start documenting your processes, and more. Find the show notes for this episode here! Host: Chris Ronzio  Brought to you by Trainual
30:06
September 3, 2019
Introducing Process Makes Perfect with Chris Ronzio
Hear what Process Makes Perfect is all about! Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss Season 1, dropping on September 3rd.
01:17
August 28, 2019