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Thinking Out Loud - a Thinker Networks Podcast

Thinking Out Loud - a Thinker Networks Podcast

By Thinker Networks
Join Vaney and Dan from Think 3D and tune into conversations about culture, development and hear from local business owners and young professionals about what culture means to them.

Vaney is the Co-Founder of Think 3D Solutions and Dan is the Director of Operations and Sales at Think 3D Solutions.
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EP. 31 - Participation and Ownership In Your Organization
In order for businesses and organizations to create incredible cultures, we know that participation and buy-in are requirements.   But, how do you create that participation and level of ownership? By and large, businesses need to put in the intentional effort to build participation in their teams and look for ways to create ownership.
August 25, 2020
Thinker Networks is Official
Ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues man has it been a ride the last year making content for you.  We've been talking about taking our content production to another level and produce not only content for you to consume related to all things Think 3D, but to continue to produce our flavor of content for the community at large.  We've had an incredible time and we want to thank each and everyone of you who listen for your incredible support.  As always, go watch full-length episodes and episode highlights on our YouTube channels, Think 3D Solutions and Thinker Networks.
August 4, 2020
Ep. 29 - Change
Sam Cooke said it best, "A change is gonna come".  One of the inevitable and most necessary things in life is change. However, sometimes the abrupt or forced nature of change can be jarring. Especially right now.  We look at change as something that we can do, not something that happens to us. And when we choose to develop and EVOLVE over time, even larger scale, abrupt changes can feel less impactful or jarring due to our preparedness.  As always - catch full episodes by visiting and subscribing to your favorite platform or listen and subscribe through Anchor. 
April 28, 2020
Ep. 28 - The Power of Optimism
When we think about optimism, sometimes it's easy to think about having your head in the clouds, or living with rose-colored glasses on.  Right now as we face down a global health crisis, it can be difficult to 1) see the good in anything and 2) be vocal about optimism when by and large most sources of information are negative, speculative or flat-out false.  Vaney and Tamien break down the core concepts of optimism, talking about how optimism doesn't end with just having a positive thought, or hoping for the best. True and proactive optimism seeks out ways to influence or control the factors around us that we can change, and to put into perspective the things we can't.  True optimism is an action and as Vaney says - nothing of significance happens without intention.   
April 21, 2020
Ep. 27 - Spending Time In Your Mind
What does it mean to actually spend time in your mind?  Over the course of the last three years we have asked thousands of people this question, "how much time, in minutes, would you say you have spent intentionally getting to know the way your mind works, troubleshooting it, adjusting it, learning how you and your mind work and work best?"  The answer is often astoundingly low. We'll spend hours working to understand the OS of our favorite device, phone, computer, program etc. - but the single greatest computer in the universe - our own mind - often goes over looked.  To take and spend even just 20 minutes a week, in reflection, thought, breaking down some of the ways your mind works will help you double down on your strengths, develop self-awareness and get into your flow state.  As always follow us @Think3DSolutions on all socials - for regular updates.  Dan @ Think 3D
April 14, 2020
Ep. 26 - Building Culture in Remote Teams
Culture and leadership are critical to any business and organization's success - now facing a global pandemic, many teams and businesses are looking to transition into remote work.  How do businesses and teams continue to prioritize and promote an effective, sustainable and overall positive work culture that promotes leadership, communication and productivity throughout a massive upheaval all over the globe?  Vaney, James Gaspar and Dan sit down to discuss. 
April 7, 2020
Ep. 25 - How happy should you be during hard times?
Being happy during hard times is difficult. But how happy should we be during hard times? What's the benefit of looking at a hard situation and choosing happiness?  For one, perspective, for another - your happiness, your light, and your attitude during hard times helps guide others and lead them to a happier place.  When we say a better you is better for everyone - this is exactly what we mean. 
April 3, 2020
Ep. 24 - How to Be At Home, and actually Be At Home
Covid19, rocked all of our worlds. Listen to this LIVE broadcast from the Thinker Studio in the Think3D offices right before coronavirus truly changed all of our lives significantly. In this live video, we were talking about being present at home, throughout quarantine and social distancing.  How do we continue to engage our loved ones, family members, friends and team mates throughout these times? What if our relationships, home lives, marriages weren't great to begin with? What do I do now that I'm forced to literally spend all my time around a spouse, partner, family member, parent, that I haven't really had a good relationship with?  How do I draw boundaries between work and home life? More importantly - how do I do all of this and manage the stress of what's happening?  Let's talk about it...
March 31, 2020
Ep. 23 - Center for Professional Development (Part 4)
Another round of conversations highlighting some of the great practitioners and business leaders who will be leading courses this spring at the USD Center for Professional Development.  This time we're sitting down with Joel Sylvester, of 5 Star Call Centers, who helps businesses and teams create and execute world-class customer service and experiences.  In a marketplace where it's easy to replicate services and products, businesses must elevate culture and experience (internally and externally) in order to stand out.  Joel, Vaney and Dan talk through why culture and experience are so crucial - and more importantly, how businesses and teams can build it!  USD Center for Professional Development Five Star Call Centers @Think3DSolutions LetsThink3D.Com
March 6, 2020
Ep. 21 - Center for Professional Development (Part 2)
We're back with part 2 of our conversation about the USD Center for Professional Development. Linda Halliburton joins us to talk about why this is such a big deal and how businesses and teams are going to benefit from these courses.  Linda Halliburton is leading the Center for Professional Development and is passionate about education and business growth. We break down some of the inner workings of the center and start to highlight the specific course offerings coming up in the spring.  USD Center for Professional Development website @Think3DSolutions LetsThink3D.Com
March 6, 2020
Ep. 22 - Center for Professional Development (Part 3)
In this continuation of our conversation about the USD Center for Professional Development, we chat with Lisa Te Slaa, entrepreneur, leader and fellow instructor this spring at the USD CPD.  What does leadership look like? Why is it so important to tackle, culture, personal development, leadership skills and communication and what impact do those things have on your business?  Lisa is the founder and owner of Precision Leadership Group and will be teaching courses on leadership and productivity this spring with us at the USD Center for Professional Development. Check out her site below!  Precision Leadership Group USD Center for Professional Development @Think3DSolutions LetsThink3D.Com
March 6, 2020
Ep. 20 - Center for Professional Development (Part 1)
We're BACK, and rolling with another series of episodes. These first few episodes are part of a mini-series highlighting the recently updated USD Center for Professional Development. This center is a huge first step in delivering real-world skill development and professional development to individuals and teams who otherwise may not have access to this caliber of training.  Taught by current practitioners and experts in their field, these are hands-on business owners and professionals who are delivering their years of experience over the course of a 1 or 2 day class.  USD Center for Professional Development website!  @Think3DSolutions  LetsThink3D.Com 
March 6, 2020
Ep. 19 - Pioneering dance and culture in South Dakota with Madeleine Scott
In this episode, I sit down with Madeleine Scott, Founder and Executive Director of the South Dakota Ballet - South Dakota's first professional ballet organization.  Maddie is breaking new ground in the arts community and wants to bring a new dimension to ballet that is uniquely authentic to her roots as a South Dakota native, and a professionally trained and acclaimed ballerina.  This is a great conversation, hope you tune in for the whole thing.  Oh and don't forget to expose your self to, and support the arts. - Dan 
November 29, 2019
Ep. 18 - Storytelling with THINC.Inc and @MeetTheKelleys (Instant Classic Episode)
We have a super incredible for you all with a rockstar couple who are making incredible things happen and telling important stories all over the country.  Meet Jonathan and Lynn Kelley, of @meetthekelleys on Instagram and @THINC.Inc (Thinking Helps Inspire New Creations) - turning over new leaves and exploring new chapters of their life and empowering people to tell and document their own stories along the way.  We explore the importance of storytelling in the history of Native American cultures, and why helping give others a platform for their story is paramount if we're going to build intentional community and conversations that bring to light important issues.  Through creating and promoting the creative content and processes of other artists they hope to build a coalition of like minded creaters, doers, movers and shakers who are all working towards the collective mission of changing the world.  Stay tuned for this one, and if you're able to - listen to the entire thing, it's a good one.  - Dan
November 22, 2019
Ep. 17 - Engaged Employees, Post CultureCon 2019 Update!
Hey everyone, join Vaney and Dan as they break down a few updates post CultureCon.  If you were there, you know it was an incredible day, if you weren't there, you played yourself. Get there next year! In all seriousness though, CultureCon is a one of a kind opportunity for professionals and teams in the Sioux Falls area to get together and collaborate, learn and implement strategy for culture.  Additionally, we break down what employee engagement looks like, what it doesn't and some of the ways we know how to 1) measure, 2) analyze and 3) implement strategies to improve it.  This will be a great episode, we hope you enjoy it! 
November 19, 2019
Ep. 16 - Rapid City Nutrition (OG) Client Spotlight!
We sit down with Janelle from Rapid City Area Schools Nutrition program. This department was one of our original clients and have been with Think 3D since we started in 2016.  In our conversation we dive into what type of changes they've implemented over the years, how much their culture, effectiveness and overall service has improved and also what Janelle recommends for leaders looking to make a culture shift in their organization.  We hope you enjoy this conversation! - Dan 
November 19, 2019
Ep. 15 - Leaders of Tomorrow (Part 1)
Two wonderful students from our Leaders of Tomorrow program stop by and have a conversation about culture.  Leaders of Tomorrow is a program powered by Think3D in partnership with Embe Sioux Falls.  Leader of Tomorrow, is generously supported by and made possible by the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation and Myles Beacom. 
November 15, 2019
Ep. 14 - Creating intentional space for working women, with Jen Kolb
We sit down with Jen Kolb, founder of The Kitchen and talk about her new business opening up.  The Kitchen is an intentional space designed to support women in the working world, whether they be entrepreneurs or simply need a place to land to get remote work done, get access to resources and grow a network of other women around them.  We discuss why this is so important in Sioux Falls and all over the world and how Jen hopes to make lasting impacts to her community by doing this.  Please please please, go find The Kitchen on Facebook and Instagram, links below - and be sure to visit for more details.  Facebook: Instagram:
October 23, 2019
Ep. 13 - Investing in a Culture of Wellness with Trisha Dohn
Trisha Dohn is the CEO and founder of Well365. An independent wellness provider that serves regional, national and global customers of all sizes - Well365 reflects Trisha's values and her passion for truly caring for people.  When we think of the term "workplace wellness" we often think of health programs, incentives and EAP services. However, truly understanding the investment and value of a robust, accessible and meaningful approach to wellness takes intention and commitment.  Dan and co-founder of Think 3D, Tamien Dysart sit down with Trisha for this exclusive pre-CultureCon podcast release.
October 20, 2019
Ep. 12 - The "F" Word, w/ guest Josh Sopko (Instant Classic)
FAILURE... we all do it, we all know about it, we don't like to talk about it, we don't like to admit that we do it or have other people see us do it  In this episode Joshua Sopko of Juniper Apothecary sits down with Vaney and Dan to flesh out the topic of failure.  We think it's important to talk about because when we talk about failure we're talking about "when", not "if".  How can we expect to learn and grow from our blunders and mistakes if we don't 1) face them head on and 2) learn from them as we go?  Tune in - drop a comment below, we want to elevate the conversation about failure and make it easier to address so we can all collectively grow from it. 
October 17, 2019
Ep. 11 - Things we can't live without (Food Edition)
The first in a series of segments called "Things we can't live without...", Vaney and Dan break down what local favorites and staples they can't live without in Sioux Falls. Hilarity and chaos inevitably ensue...
October 17, 2019
Ep. 10 - We're Back! New Studio, let's talk the state of Culture in Sioux Falls
We're back in action with a new studio and a whole new schedule of great guests and great conversations.  Starting with addressing the state of culture in Sioux Falls, and what identity and community mean in an organization and a city. 
October 4, 2019
Ep. 09 - How to build culture in a service based business
WE'RE BACK! After a brief hiatus following our podcast blitz, we're back in action and are super excited about this episode.  Dan Card and Adam Huber sit down to tackle the state of culture within service based businesses. In this episode get to know a bit more about Dan, what makes him tick and why he's so passionate about small businesses. 
August 22, 2019
Ep. 08 - James and Dan tackle culture, structure and determination to make change.
Hi podcast friends. Join a now good friend of mine, James Gaspar and I as we tackle a few good topics and just have a great chat about what fires James up, why he's so passionate and involved with Young Professionals, and some of the ways companies can better use their resources to help build cultures.  This is going to be a good one!! 
August 9, 2019
Ep. 07 - Kalani Jorgensen on starting a business, being a role model and doing difficult things...
Hey guys, I’m super excited about this episode. My friend and neighbor, Kalani Jorgensen joins me for an inside look at what makes her tick. We talk about starting a business, an inside look at the pageant world and doing difficult things. Enjoy...
August 9, 2019
Ep. 06 - Field Trip, Vaney and Dan take down The Treasury at Hotel on Phillips
Hey Podcast family, I just wanted to say how much we have appreciated the core group of you listeners who have been tuning in consistently and getting involved with this project of ours. I (Dan) truly appreciate everyone of you and look forward to where we're headed.  This is a bonus episode that we recorded on an impromptu visit to our friend Brian White's new bar, The Treasury at Hotel on Phillips.  We love our city, we love our community and we're super excited to see downtown growing.  So enjoy this goofy, fun, spur of the moment conversation and let us know what you think.  Make it a phenomenal day!
August 8, 2019
Ep. 05 - Taking Personal Inventory
How important is understanding inventory, expenses and sales when it comes to a business? Why would our personal lives be any different.  Join Vaney and I as we unpack and talk about the formula for calculating personal inventory, maintaining perspective and gratitude through understanding what you do have. And identifying how you can be more measured and intentional in your personal life.  Any successful business takes attention, dedication and time, as do our personal lives. Enjoy this episode, and as always - make it a phenomenal day.  - Dan 
August 6, 2019
Ep. 04 - Navigating life's transitions, seasons and knowing when to leap with Tatia Reynolds
Join me (Dan) and my good friend Tatia as we talk about life's seasons, how to navigate through change while staying focused on your goals and when it might be time to re-evaluate your relationship...with your job.  We talk about pressing into discomfort to find growth, understanding your value and identifying what serves and fulfills you.  As always, let us know what platform you're listening on, and don't forget to subscribe.  If you're enjoying the podcast so far, rate us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.  I'm super grateful for all of you listening, hope you have a wonderful weekend. - Dan
July 26, 2019
Ep. 03 - Young Professionals on the work place, leadership, stereotypes and purpose
In this episode we had two of our friends from the Sioux Falls YPN Community join us for lunch.  Thanks to Megan and Thad for helping us make this conversation engaging and worth while.  BIG shout out to our friends at Fernson Brewing! This is not a sponsored podcast, we just really dig those guys!)  Also big shout out to Vanguard Hospitality and Turks & Caicos Cabana Grille for having the unofficial best avocado toast in SF (ask Megan for details...) Hope you guys enjoy!  - Dan
July 19, 2019
Ep. 02 - Avocado Toast and Pressed Juice
Dan and Vaney sit down to talk about Millenials....
July 19, 2019
Ep. 001 - Talk Through it Tuesday Ep 01.
Welcome the very first podcast from Think 3D. "Think3D with V&D" features Think 3D co-founder Vaney Hariri and Director of Ops and BD, Dan Card.  In this episode we review some questions from our online young professionals community. Enjoy!
July 16, 2019