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That Sounds Terrific

By Nick Koziol
Join host, Nick Koziol as he highlights different leaders/organizations and features the great work that they are doing. Leaders that are using their influence and talents to positively impact the community. Our guests will share their expertise, what makes them successful, and why they do what they do. Listen for tips on how you can utilize their methods to gain momentum in the work that you do while making a Terrific Impact in your community!
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That Sounds Terrific: We Produce Extraordinary Leaders - What's Your Super Power?

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Episode 28: The Culture of Communication
The perceptions of culture and their impacts on the learning process in our community are lacking. Students are not adequately taught the importance of intercultural competencies and cross-cultural communication. Dr. Rhianna Rogers launched the Buffalo Project to analyze where we are, where we are going, and to address these issues.  In this episode of TST learn more about how cultural understanding across gender, race, ethnicity, class, and location affects communication.  More About Dr. Rhianna Rogers Connect on LinkedIn Bio: Dr. Rhianna C. Rogers is an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Coordinator of the Global Indigenous Studies program at SUNY Empire State College. She is an expert in cultural/ethnic studies, intercultural competencies and diversity education, cultural mediation, and virtual exchange programmatic development and implementation. Dr. Rogers is the Principal Investigator (PI) of SPEC/Buffalo Project, a grant-funded and award-winning, comprehensive, action-based diversity program focused on upskilling populations to inform solution-making efforts in college and community environments (2010-present). She was the Ernest Boyer Presidential Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government - Center for Law and Policy Solutions (2019-2020), a Stevens Initiative/COIL Visiting Professor of Anthropology at the American University of Technology in Kaslik, Lebanon (2017-2018), and served two terms as the SUNY Empire State College Coordinator of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies (2017-2019 & 2014-2017). Dr. Rogers has been appointed to a variety of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) leadership positions including, NY Board of Regents and the State Education Department Digital Equity Summits (2021), the Lumen Circles/Gates Foundation DEI Faculty Development Project (2021), the Kettering Foundation Civic Engagement and Deliberative Dialogue (US and International) Institute consulting team, the SUNY Empire Presidential Diversity Taskforce, the SUNY Empire DEI Council & PRODiGY Steering Committee, and she is an active member of the Racialized Faculty Caucus. She has won multiple awards for her innovative approach to teaching and learning, including, most recently, 2021 James William and Mary Elizabeth Hall Endowed Award for Innovation, the 2020-2021 & 2019-2020 SUNY Empire Provost Innovation Award, the 2018-2019 SUNY Explorations in Diversity & Academic Excellence Award (EDAE), and the 2017-2018 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Learn More About The Buffalo Project Website  Follow on Twitter The Buffalo Project is a longitudinal participatory action research project based in Buffalo NY. For ten years (AY 2010-present), Buffalo Project data has been analyzed to discuss college students’ perceptions of culture and its impacts on the learning process to develop programming that is sensitive of the intersectionalities of our community. The SPEC Collective Website LinkedIn Follow on Twitter SPEC is an open learning organization that empowers individuals to be catalysts for positive change. We provide mentoring, training, internships, and host events to help individuals from underrepresented backgrounds learn the essential skills required to build a sustainable career and make a positive impact in their communities. That Sounds Terrific Visit www.thatsoundsterrific.com for more information. For guest, suggestions email us at thatsoundsterrific@gmail.com
39:02
June 10, 2021
Episode 27: The Trust Ambassador
All relationships are built on trust. When you lose it, trust is so hard to gain back. Sometimes couples seek out a professional to help you rebuild what they lost. But, who do you go to when your company has trust issues? The person you seek is Bob Whipple. If you want to grow amazing leaders and mold your company culture back into a thriving work environment you look no further than the Trust Ambassador. Join host Nick Koziol and learn from Bob Whipple about what it takes to rebuild relationships at the corporate level. About Bob Whipple, The Trust Ambassador Official website: www.leadergrow.com   Official Blog: www.thetrustambassador.com Connect on LinkedIn Follow on Twitter CEO of Leadergrow Inc., a company dedicated to improving leadership in organizations He is known internationally as "The Trust Ambassador"  He is a professional speaker and a member of the National Speakers Association He is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance with the Association for Talent Development He has been named by Inc. Magazine as one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers for the past three years and by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the top 15 thought leaders  Trust Across America has honored him with the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Top Thought Leader in Trust  He has five published books on the topic of trust, over 700 published articles, and more than 100 videos on various leadership topics That Sounds Terrific - With Host Nick Koziol For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. Special Thank You to Our Sponsors and Key Supporters: Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. If you need some great talent for your podcast, voice-over, and/or video contact Chris today. Be sure to check out his podcast "The Bow Knows VO" which is available on your favorite apps, including Stitcher and Soundcloud. The video and audio portions of this podcast are powered Vidwheel Creator Network. Join Neil Carrol and be a part of the network that brings together solopreneurs, business owners, and company stakeholders who aspire to take our businesses to the next level with self-produced video content but feel overwhelmed with where to start and what skills we need to be successful, to master our gear, learn and develop the video skills necessary make powerful video content and look awesome on camera so that we can sustain and grow our businesses, reach a wider audience of clients and partners who need to hear our message and develop the flexibility in our businesses to thrive in a turbulent world.
47:12
June 3, 2021
Episode 26: Cancer Not A Barrier for This Camp Ta-Kum-Ta!
Overnighting at camp is an opportunity for kids to be kids. For many, it is viewed as a necessary right of passage but what happens when your child has cancer and needs to be in a hospital or have treatments on a regular basis? These children also have weakened or compromised immune systems and often have to miss out on a lot of things. These children need a came to come to and Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in South Hero, Vermont provides an amazing experience for these kids and their families. Join host Nick Koziol and our terrific guest Dan Osman, as we learn more about this terrific place and the wonderful memories it creates for these special campers. Learn More about Camp Ta-Kum-Ta: Website: www.takumta.org Like on Facebook Check out on Instagram Follow their Twitter Follow on LinkedIn Mission: Camp Ta-Kum-Ta provides challenging, extraordinary experiences in a safe and loving environment for children who have or have had cancer and their families.  Camp exists for Vermont and Northern New York children (including other out-of-state children who are treated in Vermont), at no cost to their families. Camp Ta-Kum-Ta was founded through the dedicated efforts of a small group of people lead by Sheara Billado, a pediatric oncology nurse at UVM Medical.  Wanting a parent’s perspective to be core to the planning, she invited Ted and Debby Kessler to be a part of the group and before he knew it, Ted became the Camp Director.  Both Ted and Debby wanted to recreate the mind/body healing experience their son Todd had at a cancer camp in New York State.  Together, for over 30 years, Sheara, Ted, and Debby fundraised, planned, and built an outstanding non-profit organization that now owns its own property and runs year-round programs for children with cancer and their families. How the Camp Got Its Name: While in the Pediatric Oncology Unit at the hospital discussing the possibility of a camp where “kids with cancer” can just be “kids”, one of the children still too young to attend exclaimed in frustration “but I want a camp to come ta!”. The name was perfect!  Eventually, she did get her “Camp Ta-Kum-Ta”. Today, she is one of the many survivors volunteering during our programs. More about Dan Osman: Connect on LinkedIn Dan is one of the leading experts and premier trainers on kids, staff, fundraising, and the experience of summer camp. He has been involved with camps and youth development for twenty-five years as a volunteer, counselor, fundraising professional, and director. He is currently the Director of Development at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta an organization that creates year-round experiences for families impacted by childhood cancer. Dan is also an award-winning advocate for mental health on the state and national level, working with government officials to change the landscape of health care to best serve those in recovery from addiction and mental health conditions. Dan lives in Milton, Vermont with his wife Audrey and daughter Emma.
41:27
May 26, 2021
Episode 25: Join the Coalition To Bridge Inequity Gaps
For change to happen one must establish goals, deliver them in clear communication,  and often they need to collaborate with and create strong partnerships to achieve a mission. Movements for change are often is sparked by a moment in history that defines us. Dina Johnson has answered a calling. In response to questions from her own teenage children about George Floyd, Dina made a conscious effort to educate a community by forming a coalition for positive change. Started in Monroe County, New York the Monroe County Family Coalition (MCFC) is looking to mobilize this movement and open the lines of communication around inequity gaps to bring about necessary change in our communities. MCFC is educating through action and has clearly defined goals. They are building partnerships with civic leaders, local organizations, and law enforcement in order to establish stronger lines of communication and understanding. Inequality is one of the biggest issues in America, join the coalition to bridge those gaps together. Monroe County Family Coalition, Inc. (MCFC) Website Facebook Group Monroe County Family Coalition, Inc. (MCFC) is a nonprofit organization formed by a group of Monroe County parents, teachers, and counselors, in the wake of the Black Families Matter rally held on June 20, 2020, in the Town of Greece. Members came together with a vision to create opportunities for youth and families, bring about change, and bridge inequality gaps in the community. More About Dina Johnson, CEO: Connect with Dina on LinkedIn Email Dina Dina is the founder and CEO of the Monroe County Family Coalition, Inc. (MCFC) and director of care and support at the Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester and Finger Lakes Region.  She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science/premed with a concentration in psychology. Dina also holds a graduate certificate in nonprofit management leadership from St. John Fisher College and attending St. John fisher College in the Fall of 2021 majoring in the M.S. Mental Health Counseling Program.  Dina is a member of the Board of Directors and chair of the Community/HR Committee at Partners in Restorative Initiatives, and a member of the Mental Health Workgroup for Racial and Structural Equity Commission. She also serves as a parent liaison for culturally-responsive Education at Greece Athena Middle School.  Dina’s motivation to form this group was inspired by a Black Families Matter rally held in the Town of Greece on June 20, 2020. After the rally, Dina decided to get involved in stakeholder discussions around key issues such as diversity, inclusion and equity within the government bodies and community organizations within the Town of Greece.  These meetings led to the forming of the Monroe County Family Coalition. Dina hopes that MCFC will serve all people in Monroe County, providing much need resources such as tutoring for children and families, educational lectures, mental health services, etc. Having a Baptist faith background and raised by a pastor and wife, she believes in the power of bridging gaps, creating unity, and particularly serving the underserved and underrepresented communities. Dina lives in Greece, NY, is married, and has four children and two grandchildren.
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May 20, 2021
Episode 24: Managing Pain is Not A Cure
Have you ever been in pain? Everyone has experienced some sort of pain but what if that pain never went away? How do you manage pain like that? Arthritis affects 1-4 adults and what's worse is it is not just limited to older people, children suffer from it as well. It also never goes away and could get worse with time. This week on TST we hear from Nancy Sorbella at the Arthritis Foundation where they are fighting to raise awareness, ease symptoms, and most importantly - develop a cure. Join us during Arthritis Awareness Month to learn more about how you can help! About Nancy Sorbella, Community Engagement Director for the Arthritis Foundation of NY Nancy is the Community Engagement Director for the Arthritis Foundation of NY where she works in mission programming, community outreach, volunteer cultivation, and fundraising. After years of working in marketing and sales, she has used her extensive volunteer experience as a springboard into where her passion truly lies: the non-profit sector. Every day is meaningful, rewarding, and energizing.  She lives in Carmel, NY with her husband and 3 kids and is an engaged alumni board member at her beloved alma mater, SUNY Cortland, a member of the Bedford Armonk Rotary Club, and a committee member for the Carmel Rams Youth Football & Cheer organization.  When she is not working and raising her family she is studying for her Masters in Healthcare Leadership, teaching aquatic exercise, gardening, and cheering on her friends in every aspect of their lives. Connect with Nancy on LinkedIn About the Arthritis Foundation - New York: Follow on LinkedIn Website Arthritis is one of the most widespread health conditions in the United States. It affects about one in four adults overall. That's over 54 million men and women. To recognize this toll on Americans' health, CDC, the Arthritis Foundation, and other partners observe Arthritis Awareness Month in May. May is Arthritis Awareness Month! 54 million Americans, including over 300,000 children have arthritis.  To date, there is no cure.  It is the #1 cause of disability in the US.  The AF is boldly pursuing a cure but we are not there yet. May 16th is the Walk to Cure Arthritis -- sign up for free: www.arthritis.org/nyc www.arthritis.org/capitalregion www.arthritis.org/longisland www.arthritis.org/buffalo www.arthritis.org/rochester
26:05
May 12, 2021
Episode 23: The Wellness Guru
Household cleaners are dangerous. A child accidentally ingesting them could prove to be fatal. What if I could introduce you to someone that could help you eliminate that threat from your home? What if that person can help save your family from many harmful products? Meet, Stacy Gulick. She has been known to ingest a cleaner or two...wait...WHAT?!? They definitely don't taste terrific but Stacy has done it to prove a point: EcoSense products are that safe. Stacy is armed with an amazing source of information that can help you find the best cleaning solutions, premium cosmetics, healthy snacks, scientifically proven vitamin packs, and other incredible products that are all environmentally safe.  Join Nick Koziol as we explore the healthier side of living that is Melaleuca The Wellness Company.  That Sounds Terrific - With Host Nick Koziol For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. About Stacy Gulick, MS, OTR/L, ATP Stacy works with individuals frustrated with their chronic illness who want to improve their health, or families who are healthy and just want to stay that way while staying on a budget. She uses extensive healthcare expertise and 13 years of personal experience with the products, to match households to the supplements, skin care, nutrition plan, or household solutions they need to meet their wellness goals. Website: Fit Healthy Home Connect with Stacy on LinkedIn Fingerlakes Wellness Facebook Page LinkedIn Business Page
38:12
May 5, 2021
Episode 22: The Obi-Wan Kenobi of Networking
Focus my young padawans. Networking...hard it is. Opening your meeting with a sales pitch is the path to the dark side … the sales pitch leads to anger … anger leads to hate … hate leads to suffering sales margins. A true networker that wants to make the sale of a lifetime will give more than they take. What better person to explain this than the Obi-Wan Kenobi of Networking Christine Smith of riplEFX. Christine is a 4 to 4 Expert, an Intentional Networking Coach, a Debt Terminator, and a Process Strategy Consultant. Come and learn the ways of the force with this Networking master.  That Sounds Terrific - With Host Nick Koziol For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. More About Christine Smith, CEO-riplEFX - Networking Jedi Christine is not your average gal. A divorced mom of one, Christine has an engineered, artistic mind with a bartender’s personality. She has made her way through pre-dominantly male industries to build a business tailored to those with a genuine givers mindset. Her experience has aided in her development of a process to educate others on how to build their networks intentionally. Christine has built her business through active community building and strives for others to be able to replicate so that perhaps one day networking won’t always feel like a dirty word.  Connect with Christine on LinkedIn riplEFX riplEFX Memberships provide intentional networking opportunities without using the used car salesperson approach. WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIP? Strategic format designed to get you in front of your ideal clients and advocates Build and leverage strong relationships so getting past the gatekeepers and to the right decision-makers requires NO cold calls We offer virtual, in-person and hybrid meeting and event formats Access to exclusive professional development opportunities Access to all our members - worldwide riplEFX Website riplEFX LinkedIn Page riplEFX on Facebook
46:32
April 28, 2021
Episode 21: Swipe Right for The Food Court
Have you ever ordered in a restaurant and while you are waiting you see someone else get their food. That looks so good! Why didn't I order that? What if you could find the perfect meal just by viewing photos on your phone? Are you hungry yet? You'll want to swipe right for this TST episode. Join host Nick Koziol and explore the career journey of Dan Abbotoy. No journey is without its twists, turns, and meandering paths. From driveway car wash to Med student on a SUNY-wide college tour to multiple Entrepreneurial startups. Dan's journey of never having the word "No" in his vocabulary is creating a Tinder for food to put local restaurants on an even playing field with the mega-chains.  That Sounds Terrific - With Host Nick Koziol For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. Connecting with Dan Abbotoy: Dan is a dreamer just trying to figure it out like everyone else. The more hurdles in the way, the more solutions there are. Dan believes that rocket science is rocket science and brain surgery is brain surgery. While challenging those things can be learned through time and dedication. “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” -Alan Kay "It is not the critic who counts. ... The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly ... who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat." -Theodore (aka:Teddy) Roosevelt Connect with Dan on LinkedIn The Food Court The Food Court Website Be the first to know when The Food Court has launched!  Restaurant Additional Info Request The Food Court Restaurant Sign Up Venture Herd Website
32:05
April 21, 2021
Episode 20: Storytelling Your Career in 15 Seconds
Robert Durante, is an Executive Coach, Career Mentor, and storyteller. He facilitates a unique Career Support group that focuses on individual empowerment and leadership development for executives. One of the many things he helps people to develop is their story>  He trims that old-school elevator pitch from 60 plus seconds down to 15. A direct example of this describing Bob would be "I am career mentor Bob Durante, forget the resume and cover letter for a moment. As a job seeker, the most important tool in your arsenal is your story as a career counselor I can help you author a new professional narrative that will lead you to your next opportunity..." Join TST Host Nick Koziol, to learn from Bob Durante about the Western New York Executive Candidates group and the stories that he has helped to develop for over 700 career landings.  That Sounds Terrific - With Host Nick Koziol For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. Get in Touch With Robert Durante  Connect on LinkedIn  Email  Phone: 716-688-7004 Western New York Executive Candidates
38:03
April 14, 2021
That Sounds Terrific: WNY Raptors Need to Soar
We return to the subject of our first episode!  Dr. Bernadette Clabeaux is a professional educator, wildlife rehabilitator (total superhero) who started the non-profit WNY Raptor and Wildlife Care, Inc. She needs your help to continue her calling.  Join host, Nick Koziol, as he revisits this important topic and learns the ways that you can make an immediate impact on the lives of injured raptors and other wildlife. Help us build their new home! For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. Be sure to check out WNY Raptors and WIldlife Care website by visiting www.wnyraptor.com Follow WNY Raptor on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. WNY Raptor and Wildlife Care, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation, treatment, and release of injured raptors (hawks, owls, falcons) and other wildlife, and to raising awareness about the importance of wildlife. We are dedicated to helping injured wildlife in the Buffalo, NY region. Be sure to support their mission by giving a gift that will help provided the necessary materials, supplies, and funds to provide wildlife with the best care possible. Special thanks to Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. If you need some great talent for your podcast, voice-over, and/or video contact Chris today. Be sure to check out his podcast "The Bow Knows VO" which is available on your favorite app, including Stitcher and Soundcloud.
20:37
April 7, 2021
That Sounds Terrific: The War on Talent
The War on Talent is real. Covid in a lot of ways has defined new battle lines. Kevyn Rustici and ADP are in the middle of leading a movement to change how companies view talent from recruitment through professional development. Through networking, dedication, and careful planning Kevyn is partnering with other leaders to pave the way to educate others about new ways to utilize talent in the workforce. Are you ready for the future?  That Sounds Terrific Podcast: Host Nick Koziol enjoys connecting with Terrific people that are doing Terrific things. For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to us by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. More About Kevyn Rustici: Connect on LinkedIn “There is always a better way”  With a degree in Biology Kevyn tends to take a more data-driven approach to help solve complex business challenges.   Helping organizations flip their HR departments from a cost center to a profit center, by leveraging technology, data, and strategy.  Giving companies a definitive competitive edge in this war on talent, empowering HR to shift from the tactical reactionary function of old to a strategic data-driven enabled business partner for proactive workforce planning.  Kevyn is apart of many local non-profits that help support our community and is always looking for ways to help others whether it is networking or just listening. About ADP: ADP is about people. They have a strong history of providing solutions for human resource challenges and strive to do more than that. They challenge themselves to anticipate, think forward, and take action in a way that empowers the company to shape the changing world of work. Learn more at www.adp.com
39:60
March 25, 2021
That Sounds Terrific: Nonprofit Paves the Way to Fair Funding
You have been injured in an accident or tragedy and are trying to get better. What's worse is you are in no condition to go back to work in the foreseeable future. You are battling insurance companies and are in the middle of a personal injury lawsuit in an attempt to get your life back. Meanwhile, the bills are piling up and you need assistance to hold you over while the civil justice system runs its course. Brooke Kibrick and the Bairs Foundation give many people the opportunity to meet those basic needs during this difficult time. Join host Nick Koziol and discover the terrific mission of the Bairs Foundation, a first-of-its-kind non-profit that helps injured people avoid high-interest loans that could cripple their future. That Sounds Terrific Podcast: Host Nick Koziol enjoys connecting with Terrific people that are doing Terrific things. For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to us by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. The Bairs Foundation: The Bairs Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps people suffering as a result of a catastrophic accident. They provide financial assistance to families that need help paying for basic living expenses during the course of litigation. The for-profit, non-recourse industry is unregulated. Many players in the litigation finance space have business models that make the cost of capital exorbitant for plaintiffs. But access to capital for families enduring a personal injury lawsuit (even at very costly rates) is so often preferred over letting go of the quest for justice. Funding families in need during the course of litigation is critical to the civil justice system. The Bairs Foundation provides low-cost access to capital so families have the resources to go the distance with their lawsuit. They offer low, simple interest in the name of the Seventh Amendment. Find out more by visiting www.bairsfoundation.org Follow on Twitter Connect on Facebook More About Brooke Kibrick: Brooke is the executive director of Bairs Foundation. She started with the foundation in August 2020 and oversees all operations, fundraising initiatives, partnerships, and finances for the organization.  Brooke has a diverse background with 15 years of experience in non-profit work and marketing and communications roles. She started her career working as a producer in television news before transitioning into marketing and events. Before coming to Bairs Foundation, she was the marketing & events director at Olmsted Center for Sight now VIA, helping raise awareness and funds for the blind and visually impaired community in WNY.  Brooke graduated from Oswego State University with a degree in broadcasting and communications. In her personal life, Brooke and her husband, Sean, have three kids Shea, Easton and Cyrus. Connect with Brooke on LinkedIn
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March 18, 2021
That Sounds Terrific: When Gambling Takes Over
Have you ever made a bet? Do you frequently visit casinos or go online to gamble? Are you a gamer that spends money on in-game features for a chance to win rare gear, consumables, or specialty items? Have you ever spent hours of time in Grand Theft Auto's in-game virtual casino? When you cut back time in these activities do you find yourself irritable or anxious? Are you going back in just one last time to win back what you lost? What you may be experiencing is the development of a gambling problem or addiction. Join Host Nick Koziol and his guests Jeffrey Wierzbicki and Angela DiRosa as they explore the services of the Western Problem Gambling Resource Center. Gambling is a slippery slope that can ruin someone financially and destroy families and relationships. Find out the common warning signs, and how they can support you and your loved ones in identifying an issue that often is overshadowed by other addictions or life-threatening issues. Learn the warning signs and understand the support that the Western Problem Gambling Resource Center can give to help you or a friend claim back life.  That Sounds Terrific Podcast: Host Nick Koziol enjoys connecting with Terrific people that are doing Terrific things. For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to us by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. Contact the Western Problem Gambling Resource Center Western Problem Gambling Resource Center 300 International Dr. Williamsville, NY 14221 Phone: (716) 833-4274 Website: https://nyproblemgamblinghelp.org/western/ LinkedIn Facebook More About Angela DiRosa: Angela DiRosa is the Program Manager with the Western Problem Gambling Resource Center. In addition to assisting with awareness and outreach efforts, Angela collaborates with mental health professionals to build a robust problem gambling service network and connects individuals being negatively impacted by problem gambling to the resources they need. Angela has worked in a similar field before joining the Western PGRC conducting training, advocacy and policy change with the NYS Bureau of Tobacco Control. Connect with Angela: LinkedIn More About Jeffrey Wierzbicki: Jeffrey has been working in non-profit world for about 15 years. The first 12 years spent working with runaway and homeless youth in Niagara County, NY. Currently, Jeffrey is the Western Team Leader with the Western Problem Gambling Resource Center serving all 8 counties of WNY. Jeffrey is a graduate of Buffalo State College with a B.A. in Sociology. Connect with Jeffrey: LinkedIn
45:22
March 11, 2021
That Sounds Terrific: Passion to the Nth Degree
Tracy Timm was on an amazing course for a dream career. She graduated with a degree from Yale and secured a great job on Wall Street. Many would see her success and think that her life was on an amazing path. There was a problem...she was miserable. Learn how Tracy set out on a new adventure paving a road to happiness where she helps others get their dream jobs. That Sounds Terrific Podcast: Host Nick Koziol enjoys connecting with Terrific people that are doing Terrific things. For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to us by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. More About Tracy Timm: TRACY TIMM is the founder of The Nth Degree® Career Academy, the proven career clarity system that helps high-potential professionals discover, define, and drive careers they love. She has a degree in behavioral psychology from Yale University and studied design thinking with the founder of the d.school at Stanford University. Timm left a successful but unsatisfying career in finance, traveled once around the world on Semester at Sea, and discovered her ideal career. Timm, and her team lead clients through The Nth Degree® process: a proven, step-by-step strategy to achieve total career clarity. Connect with Tracy Timm: Instagram LinkedIn Nth Degree Website
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March 4, 2021
That Sounds Terrific: Thirty-One Messages from Kevin Sylvester
Have you ever wanted a job so much that you left messages on your potential supervisor's voicemail, every day, for 31 days? That is how Kevin Sylvester went from a student at SUNY Fredonia to calling the shots for the Buffalo Sabres and now for the PGA. Determination and calculated risk have been a compass that directed Kevin into a career of working with professional athletes and iconic broadcasters. In this episode of That Sounds Terrific, he shares his terrific story with Nick Koziol and we learn what not giving up or giving in can do for you.   That Sounds Terrific Podcast: Host Nick Koziol enjoys connecting with Terrific people that are doing Terrific things. For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to us by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. Connect with Kevin Sylvester Connect on LinkedIn Follow on Twitter Follow on Instagram www.kevinsylvester.com More About Kevin Sylvester Kevin is a veteran broadcaster and public speaker that has worked in the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA, and PGA Tour. Kevin has been a Television Host on WGRZ since 2007. He has hosted the startup show, "This Weekend", "Tee 2 Green" and "WNY Living". At the Buffalo Sabres, he succeeded Josh Mora as the Sabres' studio host during the 2005–06 Buffalo Sabres season and was the alternate play-by-play broadcaster during the 2011–12 season. His partner in the broadcast booth was veteran broadcaster Danny Gare, whose number has been retired by the Sabres. Sylvester in the 2008–09 season, started being the substitute announcer for longtime play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret. Sylvester also hosted the Sabres Hockey Hotline. Sylvester left the Sabres organization to join the PGA. At the PGA Kevin served as an on-course Rover Announcer for PGA Tour Radio and PGA Tour Entertainment.  He provides live play-by-play announcing and on-site interviews and analysis. Kevin is available for Emcee and speaking engagements find out more at www.kevinsylvester.com.
51:59
February 18, 2021
That Sounds Terrific: Giving First, Building True Organic Relationships
Daniel Schlein is a true networker and natural helper, this Niagara University graduate learned from a very young age the importance of giving back and paying it forward. Business as usual for him is what he can do for you first! Whether it is supporting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, connecting you with a new potential job, or building your business, Dan is constantly building relationships and looking for ways to help you get your foot in the door.  That Sounds Terrific Podcast: Host Nick Koziol enjoys connecting with Terrific people that are doing Terrific things. For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to us by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. More About Daniel Schlein: Dan has a lifelong drive for helping others which has guided his everyday mentality and shaped his professional career. As a licensed financial advisor at Alliance Advisory Group, Dan embraces the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of clients. By illustrating the importance of prudent spending, proper saving, and rational investing, Dan works with clients to help them attain their financial goals and objectives.  His experience and enthusiasm for the finance industry has also helped him to serve the local Western New York community. Dan regularly conducts financial literacy seminars to inform the general public about effective strategies that can mitigate financial risk and maximize wealth accumulation. Through these educational courses, Dan strives to lead people down the path to a successful financial future by preaching the value of sound planning and judicious decision-making. Connect with Dan on LinkedIn Email Dan
43:29
February 11, 2021
That Sounds Terrific: Community Impact With John Chmarney
John L. Chmarney is an entrepreneur, connecter, relationship builder, coach, and solution finder. In this episode, host Nick Koziol explores with John a career journey. Chmarney shares the importance of building a network of strong relationships, understanding business planning, developing strategies to meet goals, and how to make a deeper impact in the community.  That Sounds Terrific Podcast: For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to us by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. More About John L. Chmarney John is a  business professional, offering extensive experience in a variety of business classifications. He was born in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and lived in eight different cities before settling in Williamsville, His business experience includes a variety of different leadership and development roles all centered around developing great relationships and building strong partnerships. Some of his experiences in NY are: Solutions Network of WNY, (2008 - Present) President and Director of Community Impact March of Dimes, Western NY, (2019 - 2020) Senior Development Manager Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce, Lancaster, New York (2013-2/2019) President & General Manager/Member Services Evolution Club & Restaurant/Center City Café, Amherst, NY (2000-2008) Food/Beverage, Events and Operations Manager The Procter & Gamble Company, Buffalo/Rochester, New York (1995 – 2000) Customer Business Development Manager Connect with John on LinkedIn
55:07
February 5, 2021
That Sounds Terrific: LaceLocker Scholarship Fund - Keeps Education Running
Stash was an entrepreneur from birth. You will find her hard at work and always with a determination to find ways to solve problems.  One of her successes came from an accident. LaceLockers, began when she was running and tripped because of loose laces. When most people fall they get up to dust themselves off, take a quick look to ensure no one saw them go down, assess the damage, get fixed-up, move on along and try to forget it happened. Stash got up with an idea to make sure that laces would be "Never Loose Again". Stash is an entrepreneur, athlete, coach, and mentor. She continues to make a difference by creating scholarship opportunities for first-generation college students.  That Sounds Terrific Podcast: For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to us by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. More about Carol 'STASH' Stanley:  Runner, sports lover, and inventor. Sending first-generation female students to college.  Connect on LinkedIn  Follow on Instagram  Follow on Twitter  Facebook pages: LaceLocker Scholarship Fund, Stash Sports    Lackelocker Website - Proceeds from the sale of Lace Lockers are designated for the Lace Locker Scholarship Fund.  The LaceLocker Scholarship Fund Our goal is to send first-generation female students to college who cannot afford to attend otherwise.  The LaceLocker® Scholarship Fund (LLSF) uses an ingenious funding model to enable 1st generation young women to attend college who could otherwise not afford to enroll. At the same time, athletes are kept safe from injuries through falling while exercising or competing.  Our dream is to fund as many scholarships as possible to have a ripple effect across the United States and eventually worldwide.
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January 29, 2021
That Sounds Terrific: The Bow Knows Where To Boldly Go!
In this episode, you meet the man, the Bow, an amazing voice-over artist that knows so much more than VO! Chris Jones is the first and last voice you hear when you tune into our That Sounds Terrific podcast. Chris Jones a radio personality, author, networking professional, connector,  audio wizard, video producer/editor, and host of The Bow Knows VO podcast. When it comes to his craft he is more of a miracle worker than Scotty from Star Trek. Chris Jones is a natural in this Space, this seemingly infinite frontier, where he is on a voyage, a continuing mission to explore new ways to connect,  he seeks out new media life for his clients and shares his voice across all social channels in order to boldly go where no man has gone before.  That Sounds Terrific Podcast: For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to us by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. More about Chris Jones, Chris Jones Media and The Bow Knows VO: Chris Jones is a Social Media Ad Producer and Voice Talent with strong Video Production Skills. He has a background in professional radio broadcasting and excellent customer service skills. One Google Review says: ‘ He is Professional, funny, caring, fast, and his work is amazing. We highly recommend him. Thank you Chris Jones you are truly one in a million.’ Chris provides Voice and Personality to your Business by reviving dead Social Media accounts with Voice Over, Video, and Management. He can help Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Ad Agencies, Video Editors, and You, achieve Happy Clients. 40 Years of Radio and Sales taught Chris Jones the value of effective communication he will give you the best voice over possible! Official Website Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram Follow on Twitter Connect on LinkedIn LinkedIn Company Page - Chris Jones Media
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January 21, 2021
That Sounds Terrific: Young Leaders Advocating For A Cure
The Rising Stars program provides young professionals with an opportunity to develop their leadership skills, expand their network, and raise awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. What is CF? Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Join host Nick Koziol, to better understand how young leaders from this program are positively impacting the lives of those living with CF in the WNY community. Avid volunteer and Rising Stars chair, Kelly Glosser and Lauren Orlowski, Senior Development Manager for the WNY chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will tell you first-hand how they are making a difference and empowering Rising Stars to be change agents in the CF community. That Sounds Terrific Podcast: For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to us by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. More about CFF and the Rising Stars Program: Follow on Facebook Connect on LinkedIn Official Website Get a hold of the guests: Lauren Orlowski, Senior Development Manager at Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: Connect with her on LinkedIn Lauren Orlowski is a senior development manager for the Western New York Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She leads the CFF’s young professional programs, Rising Stars and Tomorrow’s Leaders, and facilitates Great Strides, a national walk fundraising initiative. Interested in joining the program or want to learn more? Email Lauren at lorlowski@cff.org or call her at 716.204.2535. Kelly Glosser, Learning & Development Specialist at Independent Health: Connect with her on LinkedIn
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January 13, 2021
That Sounds Terrific - BEfree: Freelancing with Marie Rachelle
Getting paid to do what you love sounds amazing but can you really do it on your own? How do you get started? What is the balance of your own business and personal life? What are things to look out for? How can you be most effective? Everyone needs a coach! In this episode we hear from Marie Rachelle the Freelance Community Builder and Coach for Aspiring Freelancers. Learn what it takes to be an aspirational freelancer and what it takes to get started on a path to success. Start your freelance journey! That Sounds Terrific Podcast: For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to us by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. More about Marie Rachelle and Biz Be Active: Marie Rachelle is a freelance community builder. She is the coach for aspiring freelancers as well as the Founder of Convergence Coworking. Voted Most Aspirational Freelancer by her peers at the Freelance Conference in 2019, she lives up to her title by organizing Freelance Business Week Buffalo and is the President of the Western New York Coworking Alliance. Over the years, Marie has worked with and opened multiple businesses from Naples, Florida to Buffalo, New York. She has been featured on The Lunchbreak Podcast, WNY Entrepreneur Podcast, and Reach for the Stars Podcast, as well as in The Buffalo News, Buffalo Rising, WBEN, WKBW, and more. Marie is passionate about building community both online and in-person. Get in Touch with Marie Rachelle:  Be sure to check out her website at www.businessbeactive.com Connect on LinkedIn Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram
48:28
December 16, 2020
That Sounds Terrific: Riveter Works - Empowering the Unemployed
Losing a job is a difficult experience. Losing one during a pandemic can make it incredibly harder. People find that it isn't just about being out of work there are steps to get back on your feet. In addition to the search, you have to focus on your physical and mental wellness. Riveter is a community that offers opportunities for people to network, build their skillset, and find services for free or discounted rates that will help them with their journey. Join host Nick Koziol and guest Adriel Lubarsky, CEO and founder of Riveter as we learn what Riveter is and how they are "Empowering the Unemployed".  That Sounds Terrific Podcast: For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. Learn More about Adriel Lubarsky: Adriel Lubarsky is the CEO and Founder of Riveter. He's a serial entrepreneur who's started or been an early employee at 5 companies. He talks a whole lot, mostly about automation, the plus sides of life without work, and how stand-up comedy is the purest art form. Adriel LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alubarsky2/ Adriel Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Alubarsky2 More About Riveter: Over 200,000 Americans file for unemployment insurance every single week. That’s like the population of Boise, Idaho, losing their livelihood and throwing out their life plans, every 7 days. Knowing that you’re not alone doesn’t make it any easier. Losing your job sucks. It’s disorienting. Demoralizing. Scary. And with no clear next steps, it leaves millions of Americans in the dark. Riveter helps recently unemployed Americans get back on their feet, fast. At Riveter, they support you through the changes and offer opportunities among the turmoil. They are building a bridge between people, companies, and communities to help Americans adapt to changing times. Riveter LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/riveterworks Riveter Twitter: https://twitter.com/riveterworks Sponsors and Partners: Special thanks to Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. If you need some great talent for your podcast, voice-over, and/or video contact Chris today. Be sure to check out his podcast "The Bow Knows VO" which is available on your favorite app, including Stitcher and Soundcloud.
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December 9, 2020
That Sounds Terrific: The Movement to Change Higher Ed
Change is hard on anyone. There can be resistance to it and other roadblocks along the way.  In Higher Education more often than not there is a long methodical process that takes place before a change occurs. Dr. Eric James Stephens found himself in the middle of the Covid-19 Pandemic and began an unexpected movement that is gathering steam towards change in Higher Education. For him, it started as a plea to connect with fellow academics on LinkedIn and that turned into a two-day event with 50+ speakers, 9 live-streamed panels, and 19 workshops. All for free. Working from his parents' basement ChangeHireEd.org was born. Join host Nick Koziol as he explores further with Dr. Eric James Stephens to discover what the future of Higher Education could be. That Sounds Terrific Podcast: For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. Learn More about Dr. Eric James Stephens and #Change HigherEd: Every week, Change Higher Ed invites experts to join a series of thought-leader panels and discuss ways to #ChangeHigherEd. They help job seekers translate their value from higher education to industry, government, non-profit sectors, and staffing agencies. Check out the past episodes here. Follow Change Higher Ed on Facebook and Youtube. Connect with Dr. Stephens on LinkedIn and Twitter. Sponsors and Partners:  Special thanks to Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. If you need some great talent for your podcast, voice-over, and/or video contact Chris today. Be sure to check out his podcast "The Bow Knows VO" which is available on your favorite app, including Stitcher and Soundcloud.
49:25
December 2, 2020
That Sounds Terrific: Winning The War on Hunger
Join Host Nick Koziol and his guest, Tara A. Ellis, as they talk about the impact of hunger on society. Ellis talks about how FeedMore WNY came to be from an idea of two organizations working together to a merger of Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels united in one mission to take a comprehensive approach to hunger relief. FeedMore WNY is a  team of amazing staff and volunteers that strike at the very heart of the war on hunger. We talk about how the battle continues and the heightened need for volunteers, contributions, and support during the Covid-19 pandemic. We learn that FeedMore WNY is so much more than a place to get a meal. FeedMore WNY nourishes the human heart and soul for the people that need it most. Ellis and her team provide the community with an interlocking network of organization partners and volunteers that together change the tides in the war over hunger. That Sounds Terrific Podcast: For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com.  Get Involved and Learn More About FeedMore of WNY: www.feedmorewny.org FeedMore WNY’s food bank and Meals on Wheels programs have a combined 90 years of feeding the Western New York community. They continue to look forward and find new ways to serve our vulnerable community members and eradicate hunger in WNY. For decades,  neighbors in need have come to Meals on Wheels and the Food Bank of WNY for core programs and services including meal delivery and providing food to neighborhood pantries. Now, as the community turns to FeedMore WNY their programs extend past core capabilities, including nutrition assistance and education, community meal services, and career readiness. They are an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that continues to earn us the maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator. Follow FeedMore WNY on Social Media: Twitter Instagram Facebook Sponsors and Partners: Special thanks to Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. If you need some great talent for your podcast, voice-over, and/or video contact Chris today. Be sure to check out his podcast "The Bow Knows VO" which is available on your favorite app, including Stitcher and Soundcloud.
36:28
November 18, 2020
That Sounds Terrific: Saying Yes To Education, Work, and Life Balance
Join Host Nick Koziol and his guest, Susan Steffan, as they talk about the impact of an educator for students at Medaille College and her success as a business consultant for Steffan Solutions. Steffan shares some great advice on being a leader and shares a number of solutions that were created when challenged by the Covid-19 pandemic and offers great wisdom around developing as a leader and business owner. For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. More About Susan Steffan,  Chair, Department of Business, Management & Leadership at Medaille College and Owner/Operator of Steffan Solutions:  After graduating with her MBA, Steffan worked in a variety of finance, marketing, and managerial positions. Past experience includes Senior Operations Analyst at Hearst Publishing and Senior Buyer, Supervisor for Market Research and Business Planning, Divisional Business Planner, and Senior Marketing and Advertising Specialist at Delphi Automotive. Steffan has taught courses in Medaille's BBA, MBA, and MAOL programs since 1997, first as an adjunct instructor, and joined the full-time faculty in 2009. Since 2017, Steffan has been the Chair of the Department of Business, Management & Leadership, and teaches courses in finance, managerial accounting, budgeting, negotiations, and business planning. Steffan also works with the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program, training local business leaders and entrepreneurs in financial planning and business strategy. Through her consulting practice, Steffan Solutions LLC, she works with businesses in the areas of financial training, negotiation training, cost control, and business plan development. Steffan Solutions can help businesses at all stages of their development.  Potential entrepreneurs can get guidance in developing their business plan, and existing businesses will benefit from help in strategy development and execution. Training solutions in business strategy, financial knowledge, and negotiations will ensure your employees have the skills to help your company succeed. Sponsors and Partners: Special thanks to Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. If you need some great talent for your podcast, voice-over, and/or video contact Chris today. Be sure to check out his podcast "The Bow Knows VO" which is available on your favorite app, including Stitcher and Soundcloud.
40:36
November 11, 2020
That Sounds Terrific: We Produce Extraordinary Leaders - What's Your Super Power?
Part of being a leader is understanding who the people are that you are leading. To do that you need to understand yourself and sometimes you need to be a superhero. Michael Sgro's superpower is empowering others to reach their inner "extraordinary leadership skills" and he develops empathy as a core competency. Michael Sgro develops leaders through love, community, excellence, creativity, innovation, and fun. Join Host Nick Koziol as he learns how Michael got started and what it takes to develop these leaders. We hear from Michael D. Sgro the business owner, a certified professional coach, an advocate, a performance expert, and an empathic leader.  Michael's vision for himself is to help people achieve their human potential through relationship building, developing emotional intelligence, and community building. Michael also shares some of the challenges he faced continuing to help his community respond to the challenges and complexities because of Covid-19. For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. More About Michael Sgro Leadership Coaching Be sure to check out Michael's website and offerings at: www.michaelsgro.com Connect with him on LinkedIn. Follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Michael Sgro Leadership Coaching's mission is to coach extraordinary leaders and to develop empathy as core competency. They work with business owners, nonprofit organizations, professionals, universities and community members who are facing challenges in their personal and professional effectiveness or want to reach their full capacity as a leader.​ They bring professionals together for ongoing opportunities to network, build relationships and develop skills. Our most popular activities are based on our unique "Seven Strangers" programming model. We also partner with existing organizations and companies that have similar values in community events, activities and programs. Sponsors and Partners: Special thanks to Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. If you need some great talent for your podcast, voice-over, and/or video contact Chris today. Be sure to check out his podcast "The Bow Knows VO" which is available on your favorite app, including Stitcher and Soundcloud.
58:13
November 4, 2020
That Sounds Terrific: Leadership Buffalo Making Buffalo Better!
What does it take to be a leader? What is going on in WNY or your community? How do you know what the biggest challenges are? Leadership programs are a crucial part of a region as they weave together the fabric of a community and empower others to action. Althea Luehrsen & her team at Leadership Buffalo are Making Buffalo Better. Through their collaborations, community awareness, and civic engagement, they are uniting leaders. LB has six programs to educate individuals and provide resources that make a difference. As a participant, you explore the challenges, concepts, complexity, and practices of leadership around important issues. They unite leaders from diverse backgrounds and increase their knowledge of community issues, broaden their vision, and enhance their ability to lead. Through these programs, Leadership Buffalo has expanded Western New York's social capital by graduating more than 3,000 individuals. Join Host Nick Koziol as he takes a deeper dive into what Leadership Buffalo is doing and how they are continuing to help the community respond to the challenges that have only increased in complexity because of Covid-19.   For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. More About Leadership Buffalo Be sure to check out all that Leadership Buffalo is doing to #MakeBuffaloBetter and their program offerings by visiting their website at www.leadershipbuffalo.com.  Follow LB on Instagram, and Facebook. Programs that LB offers: Class Experience Designed for individuals who are currently serving in a leadership role within their company or organization. Rising Leaders Designed for individuals who are up and coming in their careers. Experience Buffalo Designed to introduce relocating senior executives and their partner or spouse to the Buffalo/Niagara Region. Youth Leadership A ten-month leadership enrichment program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. LB Essentials A modified program of six half-day sessions for individuals who may not have the time or resources to participate in our full programs. LB Revisited For graduates of Leadership Buffalo to once again be a part of the LB Experience affording the "backstage pass" to all that is happening in Buffalo today. Sponsors and Partners: Special thanks to Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. If you need some great talent for your podcast, voice-over, and/or video contact Chris today. Be sure to check out his podcast "The Bow Knows VO" which is available on your favorite app, including Stitcher and Soundcloud.
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October 28, 2020
That Sounds Terrific: How To Save Local Wildlife? Call WNY Raptor and Wildlife Care, Inc.
Have you ever found an injured animal? Did you know what to do? How would you take care of the situation without further harm to the animal or even hurting yourself? If you were hurt you probably would want the best care possible. You would call a professional that knows exactly what to do. Dr. Bernadette Clabeaux is that professional and has started a new non-profit WNY Raptor and Wildlife Care, Inc., and is there to help. Join host Nick Koziol as he interviews Dr. Clabeaux who will share the best ways that you can help injured raptors and other wildlife.  For more information on our Podcast, That Sounds Terrific visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com  and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you or someone you know are doing some terrific things that should be featured by our show then be sure to reach out to by emailing us at thatsoundsterrfic@gmail.com. Be sure to check out WNY Raptors and WIldlife Care website by visiting www.wnyraptor.com Follow WNY Raptor on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. WNY Raptor and Wildlife Care, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation, treatment, and release of injured raptors (hawks, owls, falcons) and other wildlife, and to raising awareness about the importance of wildlife. We are dedicated to helping injured wildlife in the Buffalo, NY region. Be sure to support their mission by giving a gift that will help provided the necessary materials, supplies, and funds to provide wildlife with the best care possible.  Special thanks to Chris Jones of Chris Jones Media for the Introduction and Outro recordings for That Sounds Terrific. If you need some great talent for you podcast, voice over, and/or video contact Chris today. Be sure to check out his podcast "The Bow Knows VO" which is available on your favorite app, including Stitcher and Soundcloud.
23:57
October 21, 2020
Intro to That Sounds Terrific
The first episode of That Sound Terrific is about to be released. Join host Nick Koziol as he interviews leaders and their impacts in their communities. Episode 1 of Season 1 drops next Wednesday, an interview with Dr. Bernadette Clabeaux of WNY Raptor and Wildlife, Inc. Hear about her impact on birds of prey and other wildlife in the Western New York region.  Are you a leader making an impact in your community? Or do you know a community member that is making an impact and should be featured in our podcast? Please email us at thatsoundsterrific@gmail.com with suggestions. Visit our website at www.thatsoundsterrific.com Be sure to follow us on social media: www.twitter.com/soundsterriffic www.facebook.com/ThatSoundsTerrific www.instagram.com/soundsterrific/
00:38
October 14, 2020