Stories from the C|SUITE

Stories from the C|SUITE

By Thom Coats
Learn the "WHY" stories of successful business professionals. What makes them different, what is their genius story and what is in their heart.
Plus, learn networking tips, skills that can help you get ahead and more.
Visit us at csuitebiz.com and our producers at i65music.com.
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Veni, Vidi, Vici-Marc Wolfe's Way
Meet Marc Wolfe:  Are you in the service-focused industry? (Healthcare, Marketing, Financial, Nonprofit) and want to increase your business growth, employee engagement, and overall profit? Do you want your team to be in sync with your vision and your clients to be your biggest advocates? As a Strategic Business Consultant, Certified Executive Coach and professional question & solution source, Marc offers: ➤ Insight and Actions that make it easier to build relationships with your target audience so you can have true "brand fans" ➤ Vision and Clarity that solidify your personal brand goals and enable you to engage in them years earlier. ➤ Accountability and Support that comes from our business connections to help you expand your strengths and support your non-core tasks. Specialties: ➤ Strategic Business Consulting ➤ Vision to Execution Support ➤ Business Development ➤ Executive Coaching ➤ Corporate and Team Accountability ➤ Concept to Implementation Support ➤ Advisory and Visioning Expertise ➤ Technology Expertise in creating visibility and increasing efficiencies ➤ Public Speaking and corporate communication to broad audiences Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music. Check us out here
48:02
February 13, 2020
Strategy Imagined Equates To Making Dreams Come True w/ Brooks Christol
I could tell you about me, or I could have the great Advertising and PR minds I work with tell you about me. Brooks’ s enthusiasm for marketing is matched only by his enthusiasm for, well, everything. With more than a decade of practical experience, Christol has both served and lead brands within a broad range of industries, including public and private sector endeavors and non-profit. He’s worked with brands such as: EPA, USDA Rural Development, Healthways, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Tennessee State Parks, Bethel University, Glass America, JPAK Industries and the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra. Brooks is a thought leader in the field of marketing, a prolific writer and has contributed to a number of highly regarded industry publications and books. He is an expert in new media and works diligently to test and formulate strategies on how clients can utilize new trends in Internet marketing. I guess you could say, when he’s not thinking, he’s thinking about not thinking. Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music. Check us out here
33:40
February 4, 2020
Simplifying Results So You Can Finally Live The Life You Crave w/ Thom Rigsby
Check out what Thom Rigsby has to say: Do you ever feel stuck? You know, no matter what you try to take your business to the next level you just can't get the results you're after? It's frustrating...and exhausting, right?! Maybe you've even considered that THIS is as good as it gets! Well, THIS is not as good as it can get! DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT - My granddad once told me, "If you want something different, do something different!" We all have times where the means we've used to achieve so much just stops working, or at least not working as well as they once did. So what's the best way to Break Out and re-energize yourself and your business? WORK WITH THOM - In more than 25 years in business, working with Fortune 50's to mom-and-pops, and multiple startups of my own, I've learned the key concepts to achieve results, find scalable success and create the life you crave! I want to share them with you, to help you build a respected business and live the life you crave! MY SPECIALTIES: - Big picture thinking...down to the finest granularity - Finding the most direct solution to the most difficult problem - Restoring balance and focus for consistent, predictable results - Applying experience from a wide variety of industries to find new solutions for your challenges - Having a great time delivering a great work product WHY NOW - The market is primed for what you have to offer! You don't want to miss it, do you? The economy is heating up, money is moving again for businesses that are ready to grow. And we know from the past that this will draw more competitors into YOUR SPACE! Add in the technological capabilities that those nascent start-ups will use to rocket past you if you don't move NOW! But how? Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music. Check us out here
39:30
January 28, 2020
Clarity By Design w/ Peter Cronin
At Cronin Creative, we specialize in turning irksome problems into streamlined solutions, distilling complicated messages down to their easily understood essence. Companies large and small count on Cronin Creative to deliver compelling, evocative design and marketing solutions that energize their brands and motivate their customers. Cronin Creative. Clarity By Design™. Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music. Check us out here
31:58
January 21, 2020
Taking The High Road w/ Sharon Kendrew
What does taking the High Road mean? After chatting with Sharon Kendrew you will understand it is the "why" behind everything that her company does. Here is "what" they do:  High Road specializes in Domestic Freight Solutions - across the state or across the country, services include LTL, expedited ground, air shipments and full truckloads  Trade Show Logistics - a known expert in the trade show industry, we provide time-sensitive transportation solutions to every convention center and hotel throughout the US. Services include paperwork preparation, show research, targeted pickup and delivery, storage/warehousing.  Live Events - High Road provides a full-service turnkey solution for live events, including warehousing, product management, transportation, set up and tear down and online product management.  Concert Logistics - nationwide transportation for concerts - from small intimate events to stadium tours, High Road provides small package shipping, partial load, and full truckload solutions.  Retail and Point of Purchase - From same-day nationwide rollouts to new product distributions, High Road specializes in shipping to and from movie theaters, retail stores, shopping malls, and restaurants... anywhere you have a product to display and sell. Their "how"  is "You have bigger things to focus on than how to get this to there and that to here.  You have freight. We get it.." Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music. Check us out here
21:18
January 14, 2020
CHUM In The Water w/ Kimble Bosworth
Kimble Boswroth  Our mission is focused: - To enhance and simplify the delivery of our products and services. - To be bigger, better, faster and smarter. - To provide you with more control, improved productivity and increased profitability. -We are the One Source with Infinite Resources to meet all your graphic communications needs. Visit her website here Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music.
26:26
January 7, 2020
He's A Coach Both On The Soccer Field And In The Business World w/ Tyler Murray
Tyler Murray moved to Nashville from Texas to become the Director of Community Relations of Profile by Sanford.  Profile is a comprehensive wellness program developed by physicians and researchers with Sanford Health, who represents the nation’s largest not-for-profit healthcare provider located in Sioux Falls, SD. Our phenomenal results have helped people succeed not only in weight loss, but also to sustain their wellness goals by developing healthy habits with our coaching, technology, and meal replacements.  Tyler played soccer in college and planned to coach, but now he finds himself coaching adults  Why? Find out here. Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music.
24:30
December 17, 2019
What Do Growability And Watermelon Have In Common w/ Joshua MacLeod
Joshua MacLeod joins us to chat about leadership and service.  He is the founder and president of Growability Consultation. The mission of Growability® is to empower leaders to grow organizations that make a significant impact in our world. Watch for information to come about the CS-MBA coming in 2020.  Joshua is an expert in small business management, leadership, social entrepreneurship, strategic planning, grassroots marketing and social and film media. Joshua is a storyteller, speaker, author, educator, and award-winning photographer and has worked in more than 20 countries globally. He lives in Nashville TN with his wife Sarah and eight children. Hannah, Rebecca, Caleb, John, Luke, Joshua, Elizabeth, and Samuel. Click here to learn more about Growability Consultation. Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music.
34:52
December 10, 2019
What's A Solutionist? w/ Ali Hemyari
Ali the "Solutionist" owns Pet Taxxi, Unfair Advantage, Nashville Working Dogs, Nashville K-9 University, Hemyari Properties.  You need to meet him. Consumer dog obedience training. with a specialty in high-level Law Enforcement K-9 Training. Our program includes S.W.A.T. K-9 certifications, narcotics detection, suspect apprehension, and personal protection. Our commercial program provides trained movie dogs on set for music videos, movies, still photography, and other media productions. Celebrity dog training for athletes, music artists, business powerhouses, doctors, and more. Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music.
22:38
December 3, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving w/ Bill Selph
Bill Selph - I am a Nashville native who is lucky enough to work for Marshall & Bruce Printing Company. Blister cards and other specialty packaging printing are our strength. Our UV offset presses print on plastic, heavy board and other substrates. How may I help you? Who can I introduce you to? Where have you traveled lately? I joined Marshall & Bruce in 2005. We have been printing in Nashville since 1865. That’s right, over 150 years. Marshall & Bruce has 3 UV presses that print on paper, plastic and other substrates. Our largest press has a maximum sheet size of 41.5" x 57" which is perfect for top sheets or litho labels. We also offer in house die making and die cutting on 3 Bobst die presses. Marshall & Bruce has a competitive blister card combo program so contact us for pricing and schedules. Specialties include: blister cards, folding cartons, clam shell inserts, window clings, top sheets, litho labels, header cards, signs, gift cards. We are a G7 Master Qualified Printer with more than 90,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing. M&B also has digital capabilities with a new Xerox Iridesse, a Xerox iGen as well as a brand new Fuji large format press and Kongsberg Router. This allows us to print and die cut packaging samples, short run signs, promotion pieces and other products. Send me a note and tell me how I can help you. I am happy to connect you with anyone I may know. Friendship and networking help make the world go round. I would also love to hear about your travels. www.marbruco.com or contact me at: bills@marbruco.com “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music.
32:52
November 26, 2019
Takisha Bromell Owner At Girlfriday Business Solutions
Takisha: 01. STRENGTHS FOCUSED Each of us is most successful when we focus on our strengths. At Girlfriday Business Solutions, we specialize in taking care of those things you don’t have time to do, and may not be your strengths. But they are our strengths. When you turn your work over to us, you gain more time to focus on growing your company. 02. DAILY OPERATIONS We specialize in many of the daily operations that keep a business running. Technology offers options to expedite those operations, but setting up the processes takes time. We can set up the processes for you, and take on the electronic paperwork to make you more efficient at what you do best. 03. STAFF DEVELOPMENT Managing staff records and development is another time stealer. Having worked with McKnight Advisory Group for several years, we have learned a thing or two about developing and motivating a staff. We have the expertise to help your staff find and expand their skills, while learning how to work together better as a team. Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music. By the way, we have a YouTube channel C|SUITE and a website where we bring knowledge each week.
34:34
November 19, 2019
Connecting Veterans To Opportunities w/ Michael McCoy
A strategic leader for programs in talent acquisition marketing, and brand management. Seeking a new opportunity to build a brand. I am interested in opportunities that allow me to build upon my leadership skills, grow the value in a business and cultivate community. The experiences I have had in my career have been focused on developing strategic programs for sales volume growth, revenue per invoice, and client acquisition. These skills have been stretched across retail, wholesale, and non-profit businesses but have a focus on actionable results. Currently, via LinkedIn learning working to complete the Six Sigma Green Belt, and Project Management course. I have experience using Six Sigma fundamentals in mapping, process improvement, workflow development. I also have 3 years of project management experience managing projects of all sizes, with multiple contributors and team members. I was also on the board of the Nashville Junior Chamber of Commence as the Alumni Engagement Chair. The engagement of young professionals into leadership roles is very important to me, and believe in the vitality of corporations across the world. I love to talk to non-profit leaders about their junior boards and the engagement of their target audience.   https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelsmccoy/ Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music. By the way, we have a YouTube channel C|SUITE and a website where we bring knowledge each week.
40:34
November 12, 2019
From Ohio to Nashville the CEO & COO w/ Bret Babcock
Bret Babcock leads all financial operations at LOGICFORCE. He is an experienced finance & accounting leader with strong analytical, strategic planning and business management experience. Bret serves as one of three C-level executives and drives value for all stakeholders of the organization with accurate and insightful analysis and solutions that promote the company’s growth. Prior to joining LOGICFORCE, Bret worked in commercial and corporate banking at Bank of America where he specialized in structuring, offering and managing corporate debt products for institutions. Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur. Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music. By the way, we have a YouTube channel C|SUITE and a website where we bring knowledge each week.
29:08
November 5, 2019
Law or Horror, Happy Halloween w/ Trey McClarnon
Trick-or-treating will have new meaning after you hear this episode. My friend Trey is an attorney that has a new way to scare you.  Check him out on Linkedin and visit his website. As always we give business networking tips at the end to try to help you scale your business.  Visit our sponsors Insight Insurance Services and The Lonely Entrepreneur.  Please subscribe to our podcast and share it with others. Thank you to our producer is i65music. By the way, we have a YouTube channel C|SUITE and a website where we bring knowledge each week. 
29:34
October 29, 2019
Building Employee Benefit "Knowledge Hubs" For Nashville's Business Leaders To Thrive In The Dynamic World of Healthcare w/ Alex Dampf
This week we chat with my friend Alex Dampf. His company can help you save up to 40% of insurance costs without changing brokers or plans by focusing on the claims. Also, join us at our annual UnStuck Conference next week on Oct 24th. Save your seat here. As always thanks to our sponsor Dave Toeben and our producer i65music. Check us out at csuitebiz.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexdampf/
26:45
October 22, 2019
He Helps Salespeople, Sales Leaders and Business Owners Increase Sales and Make More Money w/ John Boyens
It is not every week that you get to interview one of your business heroes, but this week I did! Meet John Boyens., an incredible business leader and one of the most caring people I know. His career is based on his desire to help others more successful and I have the privilege to call him a friend. Connect with him on LinkedIn. Also, come hear him at our annual UnStuck Conference next week on Oct 24th. Save your seat here. As always thanks to our sponsor Dave Toeben and our producer i65music. Check us out at csuitebiz.com
36:00
October 15, 2019
King of Clarity and Great Friend w/ Steve Woodruff
They call him the King of Clarity. Steve Woodruff helps individuals and businesses discover their professional DNA, define their offerings, target their ideal clients, and articulate their differentiating messages. Goal: make you crystal-clear, memorable, and referral-ready, in less than a day. Check out his amazing book: Clarity Wins, website: Clarity Fuel and LinkedIn. As always visit our sponsor Dave Toeben and our producer i65Music
26:09
October 8, 2019
From California To Nashville...The Go Giver w/ Lisa Peters
Hear the story of growing up on a cattle ranch in California to owning an insurance company in Franklin Insurance LLC outside of Nashville,  with Lisa Peters. As always thank you to our sponsor InSight Insurance Services and producer i65music
39:34
October 1, 2019
Moving Is In His Blood w/ Don Watson
This month my good friend, Don Watson tells his story of the family business and his thoughts on doing the right things. https://onthemovetn.com
26:05
September 24, 2019
Camp, Hike, and SQL... meet Joe Webb the MVP
WHAT I DO: I help busy leaders concerned about their company’s critical information avoid the expense of hiring an experienced full-time database administrator, while still enjoying the peace of mind that comes from knowing their operational, financial, and customer data is being cared for by an experienced database professional. WHAT'S NEXT: I'd love to connect with you on LinkedIn or in person. Send me an invite and let's talk.  https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephkwebb/ https://theserogroup.com
30:18
September 17, 2019
Piccolo Means Small Business w/ Anna-Vija McClain
I founded Piccolo Marketing to provide comprehensive marketing services to small business owners with an honest, outside perspective, clearly defined strategic steps, cost-saving referrals, and efficient project management. What makes us unique is our ability to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs to define their marketing goals AND achieve them through execution, building a successful and profitable brand. https://www.linkedin.com/in/annavijamcclain/
39:16
September 10, 2019
Don't Feed The Monster w/ Dave Toeben
We help business owners keep more of their healthcare dollars instead of giving it to the insurance company. https://www.linkedin.com/in/davetoeben/
28:28
September 3, 2019
He Plays Bass Guitar and is Where Creativity Meets Critical Thinking w/Brian Shun
Brian Shun is a forward-thinker, equally strong in critical thinking (left-brain) and creativity (right-brain). He has direct experience in diverse industries and business sizes in multiple disciplines, including operations, finance, strategic planning, revenue management, and marketing. Brian has had the privilege in playing a key role in seeing people and businesses succeed, enjoyed and has proven skills in all aspects of what it means to design scalable business solutions, assemble the right team around business ventures, and launch brands. podcast:https://podcast.curiositycontinuum.com  https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianshun/
33:42
August 27, 2019
Law to Family Business and Back Again w/ JK Elkin
She started as a lawyer, then the family company needed her.  After servicing the family business, she's now back in law with a huge heart for family businesses. 
18:12
August 1, 2019
From the Mountain to Success w/ Nancy Norris
This month we hear the story of how Nancy Norris survived the foster home and found her success in serving in the US Army.  Now she’s an entrepreneur and public speaker. 
23:00
August 1, 2019
Grand Dads are the Best w/ Jeff Batts
Growing up in Grand Dad’s furniture store to owning an HR business that works to protect family businesses.
20:40
August 1, 2019
Let's Start with Opera, She Says...w/ Juliana Stachurski
This month we hear the humble beginnings in the Opera house to owning a very successful company is the right tune for Juliana.
27:04
August 1, 2019
Flying High for the Navy and Business w/ Dave Ford
Hear how to do a night landing on an aircraft carrier. Then how to run two powerful companies. Go Navy
26:54
August 1, 2019
LinkedIn Has No Borders w/ Jim Bob Howard
This month we will hear the amazing story of how a guy from Texas organized a conference in Africa without knowing a sole there. 
31:46
August 1, 2019