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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.
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Leadership: Tech, Business & Community with Ted Ilanchelian
What makes Ted a leader? Technology: Twenty years of professional experience includes positions in general management, sales, marketing, customer service, commissioning, project management, and procurement. A business manager with an excellent track record of solution-based technical selling, managing and developing diverse teams, developing new and existing customer accounts, and consistently exceeding departmental sales targets. A team player with excellent people skills and international experience. Business:  Active member of Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Williamson Grad, and other business groups. (including C|SUITE) Community:  Board Member of Strive Collegiate Academy and founding Board Member of Tennessee Tamil Academy Join us at C|SUITE 
June 26, 2020
Made in America with Dean Wegner
Meet our guest: Dean Wegner After earning his undergraduate degree at West Point, Dean served as an officer, helicopter pilot and US Army Ranger. While in the Army, he earned his MBA in finance from California State University and launched his career with former big five firm KPMG Consulting as a project manager.  For more than a decade, Dean was in the consumer packaged goods industry at Procter & Gamble and Mars, Inc. in business development, sales, marketing and strategy. He was also a Division I ice hockey player, which fits his highly competitive nature and winning spirit.  Prior to starting Authentically American®, Dean served for five years as the president and CEO/owner of Omega Apparel, a leading supplier of dress uniforms for the US military.  Under his leadership, Omega expanded into the commercial market and launched a professional services business. He executed a buyout with his former partner in 2017, which enabled him to focus exclusively on launching Authentically American® and building an iconic American brand.  Dean is happily married to his bride Kelly of 23 years and they have four children, their youngest being adopted from Ethiopia in 2012.  He enjoys being an active member of his church and serving as a board member for companies and nonprofit organizations.
May 25, 2020
Let's get your business "UNSTUCK" with Craig Lemasters
After leaving public company CEO life, I chose to dedicate my time to helping senior leaders get unstuck on tough challenges. I’m so passionate about sharing this process with other leaders because I’ve seen the success it can produce first hand. When I took over Atlanta-based Assurant Solutions in 2005, it was a $2 billion purely domestic business focused almost entirely on a dying industry: Credit Insurance. It didn’t take long realize I was stuck. For years, we had been on a roll, stacking one success atop the next. Then, we learned some hard lessons about the digital divide that was yawning in front of so many leadership teams. Thankfully, right as I was facing this dilemma, I was presented with a new learning model that caught my attention - that is learning from others who have gone before you. It may sound simple, but these external experts came alongside our team and quickly transferred their knowledge and experience to help us go faster and execute a digital transformation strategy. Today, Assurant (NYSE: AIZ) is a dynamic, high growth, digitally-astute global provider of protection products and other innovative digitally-focused risk management solutions. I was so blown away by the results, I decided to join GXG, the firm that shared this model with me. We’re committed to solving traditional consulting’s execution problem by curating intentional, focused conversations with expert operators who share the advantage of their knowledge and experience. These insights empower our clients to activate the best-fit solution and demonstrate measurable success, just like we did at Assurant. This learning model has applications within corporations as well as organizations like nonprofits, universities, and community groups. To learn more about GXG: To learn more about his speaking services and upcoming book publications:
May 15, 2020
Organization Impact with Kayla Barrett Curry
Light bulbs are one of Kayla’s favorite things. More specifically, light bulbs coming on in people’s heads. Kayla is a thinker and practitioner in today’s marketplace. She helps organizations drive growth by creating and sustaining their competitive advantage. Through strategies that develop critical talent, skills, and capabilities, employee and customer engagement grow resulting in bottom-line results. Her industry experience spans 20+ years in both the corporate sector and non-profit world where she has worn hats such as Director of Organizational Strategy, Director of Human Resources, and Director of Staff Development. Kayla’s experience allows her to walk alongside your team to identify your people development needs then helps you discover a hands-on approach that advances your organization’s vision and profitability. She is president of Organization Impact, LLC, and a member of the Society of Human Resources Management, Association of Talent Development, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Donelson/Hermitage Chamber of Commerce, L'Evate - a leadership community, and the Workforce Magazine Business Intelligence Board. Kayla holds a BS and MS in Organizational Communication from Murray State University. She is a DiSC Trainer, a certified StrengthsGenius facilitator, Registered Corporate CoachTM, and a certified John Maxwell Trainer and Coach. She is the author of three books: “Leadership Shorts: Practical Tips When You Are at Wit’s End”; and the #1 Amazon bestsellers “The Complete Experience: Unlocking the secrets of online reviews that drive customer loyalty”; and “Unstuck: 10 Proven Strategies for Breaking Through the Barriers to Small Business Growth.” Organization Impact is a member of the Better Business Bureau. Specialties: Education and professional development related to: Business Continuity and Workforce Planning Employee Engagement and Retention Leadership and Personal Development Kayla Barrett Curry
May 12, 2020
Built to Serve - Todd Sullivan
Todd Sullivan has a passion for making people and organizations better. He is an experienced executive leader with extensive experience in Leadership/Organizational Development, Human Resources, Performance Improvement, Team Building, Change Management, and Public Speaking. a proven leader and manager; successfully lead people, manage resources, and got the job done. "Our success comes from building and maintaining quality relationships. People want to work with, and do business with people they like and trust. I believe everyone is a person first and a business partner or employee somewhere down the line – if we treat people like people, we can more easily come to good agreements. I have my best days helping others have their best day." Todd Sullivan Connect with Todd here Connect with Thom here
April 30, 2020
Cain Myers from the banks of the Tennessee River to successful business owner.
Our guest this week my friend Cain Myers. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a double major in Marketing and Human Resource Management. Since 2009, Cain has been building a financial services business in which he strives to help his clients better manage all that they have been given. Cain currently resides in Franklin, TN with his wife, sons, cats, and chickens. He is an active member of the Franklin community, especially within his Church, Grace Community Church. He also serves on the Partnership Council of The Refuge Center for Counseling and is involved with Music City Tres Dias. Connect with him on LinkedIn.  Connect with us here!
April 22, 2020
Evan Carmichael #Believes in helping people
Our guest this week is Evan Carmichael. Evan #Believes in entrepreneurs. At 19, he built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, he was a venture capitalist raising $500k to $15M. He now runs a YouTube channel for entrepreneurs with over 2 million subscribers, wrote 4 books, and speaks globally. He wants to solve the world's biggest problem. He's set 2 world records, uses a trampoline & stand-up desk, owns Canada's largest salsa dance studio and has a giant Doritos bag in front of him all day long to remind him that he's stronger than the Doritos. Toronto is his home. He's a husband, father, TSM Fan and Teemo main. Visit us at
April 10, 2020
What do NFIB and Hockey have in common? That would be Jeff Koch.
Jeff Koch is President and CEO of the United Methodist Insurance Company. He also maintains a limited role as a business and insurance consultant in Brentwood, Tennessee. Mr. Koch’s areas of expertise include insurance; captive insurance and alternative risk management programs; business planning; business development; and affinity member benefit programs. Mr. Koch has worked with national associations, affinity groups, and companies consulting on captives and insurance, member benefit programs, and pricing and feasibility studies for enterprise risk captive insurance companies. Mr. Koch has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Previously Mr. Koch was Vice President of Member Benefits for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). He established and managed the operation of NFIB’s in-house life and health and property and casualty insurance agencies and its property and casualty managing general agency. He was responsible for the operation of five programs sponsored by NFIB written through state workers compensation funds (Arizona, Maryland, Montana, Ohio, and Texas) and one group self-insurance program (Alabama). The total premium in the programs exceeded $150 million. He also managed NFIB’s relationships with FedEx, Dell, Bank of America, Solveras Payment Solutions, Payce Payroll Services, and a number of other business partners. Prior to joining NFIB, he worked for two international insurance brokerage firms for eleven years developing and operating affinity group programs including risk purchasing groups, captives, and self-insured groups. He managed a group captive insurance company for seven years. His clients included non-profit clinics, hazardous material carriers, chemical manufacturers, equipment dealers, and NFIB. He developed loss probability studies and loss projections, and evaluated and reviewed security requirements for the captive insurance companies he managed. Mr. Koch worked as an Industrial Engineer for seven years focusing on operations analysis, systems analysis and design, and reducing the cost and frequency of workplace injuries. He was employed by United States Steel and Ingram Barge Company. Contact us here
April 1, 2020
An Accountant, a Benefits guy and an Entrepreneur walk into the room, oh wait that's Will Brown.
"If you had told me as a kid that I’d be living in Tennessee one day selling insurance, I would have laughed. Born and raised in Florida, I graduated from Florida State University with a Master of Accountancy before sitting for the CPA exam. I worked in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche and then transitioned into an assistant controller position in manufacturing. Accounting wasn't for me (“square peg, round hole” comes to mind). From there, I experienced huge successes and spectacular failures in all areas of business as an entrepreneur. I brought those teachable moments and best practices to my present reality as the Managing Partner of Solutionpoint Consulting, LLC. Solutionpoint started as a way to help the small business owner manage the strategy and execution of growth. We touched on all areas of the business operation, but we quickly saw the need to provide small to mid-sized businesses with more targeted solutions. So, we shifted our focus to the area with the most significant impact on the bottom line and overall success—the employee experience. Today, Solutionpoint Consulting and its sister company, The Benefits Group, help manage the onboarding process for our clients to help them attract and retain the best talent. We offer a suite of benefits, including group health, HR, 401k, culture, and technology that give small to mid-sized businesses the opportunity to compete with Fortune 500-level benefits. I love what I do—but I love God and my family even more. My ghostwriter wife of 11 years, Jen, and I live near Nolensville with our three homeschooled boys: Porter (8), Wyatt (6), and Jesse (3). We are a loud, joyful bunch who love to hike, have dance parties, swim in the pool, and play cards with Jen’s parents."  - Will Brown Vision: To be the preferred provider of small group benefits in Middle and East Tennessee. Mission: To empower your employees to see, feel, and know that they are the heartbeat of your business. Core Values: Authenticity, connection, adventure, integrity, passion- and customer-driven Learn more about C|SUITE
March 25, 2020
Write your book with Honoree Corder
Honorée Corder is an executive and strategic book coach, TEDx speaker, and author of more than 50 books including You Must Write a Book. Additionally, she is co-creator of The Miracle Morning book series with Hal Elrod. Honorée passionately coaches business professionals, writers, and aspiring non-fiction authors who want to publish their books to bestseller status, create a platform, and develop multiple streams of income one-on-one and in the Publishing Ph.D. LIVE Course. She also runs the Empire Builders Mastermind, does all sorts of other magical things, and her badassery is legendary. You can find out more at Also, check out her free ebook here Find out me about C|SUITE
March 18, 2020
From PK to FA and saved a dog in the meantime with Bob Williams
Bob began his financial career in 1993 at J.C. Bradford & Company. At Smith Barney and SunTrust Wealth Management he worked with high net worth clients specifically in the areas of Investment Management, Financial, Estate, and Social Security Planning, Long Term Care, and Business Succession. Bob earned a BA degree in Speech, Broadcasting, and Government from Anderson University (Indiana) and spent 19 years as a television news anchor and broadcast journalist with both domestic and international assignments. His work has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, ABC’s Good Morning America, and CNN. Bob is an author, speaker, and teacher. He has delivered video training to national organizations including Hospital Corporation of America, the Republican National Committee, Whirlpool, Armstrong, Bridgestone, Samsonite, SunTrust, and Colgate-Palmolive and has been a trainer at the Billy Graham Training Center. Bob has served on the boards of Living Sent Ministries, the Christian Business Leaders Roundtable, Asheville Christian Academy (North Carolina) and Youth for Christ of Western North Carolina. He has also served with the American Red Cross, Rotary, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the YMCA and has received the President's Volunteer Service Award. Bob is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, a Toastmaster ACS, and is a certified Master Barbecue Judge having been conferred the title of Ph.B.—Doctor of Barbecue Philosophy—by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Connect with Bob on LinkedIn here. While you're at it... contact us to learn more here. Then visit our sponsors: Insight Insurance Services and Whirks
March 10, 2020
Take Your Business And Life To A Major League Level with Rusty Ryal
Direct Response Copywriter, Podcaster, and Mastermind Leader Rusty Ryal began his career when he was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks as the 1st pick in the 14th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. With pure grit, perseverance, and love for the game of baseball, Rusty realized his childhood dream when he received the call on August 09, 2009… “Rusty, you’re going to the Show.” -Brett Butler The next day, Rusty debuted in the Major Leagues and delivered in his first career at-bat in Diamondbacks jersey. A line-drive single to left field. Rusty, went on to play 4 more years professionally with organizations in Tokyo, Japan, Atlanta, Los Angles, and Philadelphia before retiring from baseball in July 2014. In 2017 Rusty became a StoryBrand certified copywriter and guide in the inaugural StoryBrand Certification Program under the tutelage of Don Miller. With the guidance of Don and his amazing team, Rusty began using his knack for persuasive selling to help small business owners worldwide create clear captivating marketing strategies. In his quest to become a professional copywriter, Rusty decided to turn to his original Jedi teacher of direct response copywriting, Ray Edwards. Rusty, coincidently met Ray at his StoryBrand certification program and to this day draws from Ray’s beliefs in prosperity, purpose, and the power of direct response copywriting to change the world. When Rusty isn’t writing Major League copy for brands like Ziglar Inc., Ray Edwards Int’l, Chalene Johnson’s 131 Method, and Cliff Ravenscraft, he loves spending time with his amazing bride and entrepreneur Erica and his three sons…Asher, Bowen, and Rocco. (and could be more...) Learn more about Rusty here. and his wife's site here. While you're at it... contact us to learn more here. Then visit our sponsors: Insight Insurance Services and Whirks
March 3, 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. or contact me at: “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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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. 
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. 
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.
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.
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
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. 
August 1, 2019