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Creating and maintaining a magical culture in any organization takes dedication and commitment. Dan Cockerell, a 27 year Disney veteran and retired Vice President of the Magic Kingdom, and host Jody Maberry share stories and insight to help you build the mindset you need to build a strong organizational culture. Come Rain or Shine will equip any leader with the tools to influence the weather in your kingdom for years to come.
 
Sales is a thinking process. The Catalyst Sale Podcast is a weekly podcast with Catalyst Sale founder Mike Simmons and host Jody Maberry. We discuss real stories with practical application, in the context of B2B Sales. Other topics discussed include - Sales Strategy, Revenue Operations, Training, Onboarding, Sales Enablement, Organization Enablement, Workforce Development, and Execution.
 
Park Leaders connects the wisdom of Park Managers, leaders in the park system, and thought leaders of the business world with up and coming park leaders. This is the show for Park Rangers, Park Managers, and leaders who want to have an impact. Join host Jody Maberry as he talks to park leaders from all over the world.
 
Morgan James Radio is brought to you by Morgan James Publishing. Morgan James Radio will help authors find the right path with content that will educate, encourage, inspire, and entertain. Morgan James Radio is hosted by the founder of Morgan James Publishing David Hancock, along with Jody Maberry. "Morgan James makes an extraordinary effort to help its authors to grow their own business." - Publisher's Weekly
 
Welcome to the Great Escape Radio with Lori Allen and Jody Maberry, where you’ll meet everyday people who broke out of their regular jobs and opted for an exciting life of getting paid to travel. Come along for the ride as we learn about breaking into travel writing, photography, import-export, and other exciting ways you can see the world and make an income with very little set-up.
 
The Real Personal Branding podcast with Lauren V Davis is your VIP access to thought-leaders, speakers, authors, coaches and the secrets behind how they built their personal brand businesses. I believe the transformation in your business starts with relationships and communication as the foundation of your personal brand. I believe there is an un-escapable power in building a personal brand that shows up optimally for your people. It's an essential tool to your personal development and succe ...
 
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In this episode, Mike has some exciting news and he talks with Jody Maberry, about getting your message out, those who are catalysts in your life and podcasting. Key Takeaways: A catalyst is somebody that gets you started. A spark or inspiration that gets you started down the path. You have a lot in your head that other people are going to find val…
 
If you’re a regular, you may have noticed how many guests discuss active listening. After all, for leadership to succeed, it must integrate the voices of its target audience. However, as General Robert Mixon, former military leader and co-founder of Level Five Associates, shares in this episode, companies best serve their employees and clients when…
 
On this episode of the Park Leaders Show, guest Scott Durham, former superintendent of West Virginia State Parks, joins the show to discuss the origin of the “Ranger First” mantra. As Durham explains, with park ranger set as a universal term, the “Ranger First” philosophy was established to clarify authoritative influence and promote voluntary comp…
 
We have made mention before the current labor shortage most companies are experiencing. While people may be enjoying a time away from the daily grind, sooner or later, the vast majority will have to return to work. Many mindsets, however, have been permanently changed. The workforce will return, but with a different set of expectations. People are …
 
Gratitude and Reflection In this episode, Mike and Jody reflect on 2021 and they each share a few things they are grateful for. Let us know what you are grateful for at hello@catalystsale.com. Key Takeaways: Figure things out and move things forward There are a number of different ways to inspire or create reflection and gratitude It is important t…
 
Life is hard. We all know this. But for many, it can be tough to admit, or even believe, it. As Stacy Pederson, motivational keystone speaker and member of the Elevate Speaker Series, shares in this episode, overcoming stress and anxiety requires honest communication and acceptance. While relationships have their place, to receive the help you need…
 
Amy Scruggs shares her best tips for getting comfortable presenting yourself on camera. Influencer culture and the transition to video interviews have led to authors needing to become more comfortable presenting on camera. For many, it starts uncomfortable but gets easier over time. It starts with self-awareness and builds to practicing and fine-tu…
 
The way you handle customer complaints can make or break your company. Today, companies often look for a quick and easy way to deal with complaints. Automated options are a good resource, but you can’t let technology take the place of truly serving your customer. Disney is known for its customer service and how they handle complaints. They investig…
 
In today’s work climate, feedback can seem like an ambiguous term. When do you give it? How often? How do you handle those resistant to it? The answers aren’t always black and white. However, as Jody and I discuss in this episode, regardless of what role you play, you must give critical feedback. As harsh as it may sound, you can’t lead effectively…
 
There is a lot going on in the world right now. Whether it is understanding the benefit of Cloud services or navigating this new season in the world of hiring and retaining talent, leadership is taking a long hard look at how they operate. One thing leaders need to be looking at is how they can cut through the multiple layers of management and conn…
 
In this episode, Mike and Jody talk about why it is a good idea to really know your customer and what is important to them. Key Takeaways: Knowing your customer makes it easier to design a specific approach that makes it easier for them to solve their problems. If we don’t take the time to understand our customers, we increase risk. Get our of your…
 
As marketplace influencers, we tend to value select attributes over others. Rather than embrace diversity, we assume assertiveness and poise are chief indicators of successful leadership. However, as Abigail Martinez, Captain with the Kansas City Police Department discusses in this episode, one of the most effective traits of a leader is empathy. E…
 
Now more than ever, individuals are resigning from their current jobs and pursuing something different. It’s being called The Great Resignation. People have realized that they don’t want to do a job that they don’t like. They also don't want to be where they don’t feel valued. They have learned that they can work from home and be with their family.…
 
Jeff Noel joins Mike this week on the podcast. They cover a number of topics in the conversation, including balance, perspective, health, preparation, scary things and gratitude. Jeff is the host of If Disney Ran Your Life, he is a keynote speaker and educator. He will help you and your organization Think Differently. Key Takeaways: "When you chang…
 
One of the most iconic influencers in modern history is Walt Disney. The man was a legend who saw the future in a completely different way than anyone else. Yet, as a guest, Chad Emerson, President, and CEO of Huntsville Incorporated and author of Project Future: The Inside Story Behind the Creation of Disney World, explains in this episode, why Di…
 
Key Takeaways: If you can take a creative approach to problem solving, it’s amazing what a group of smart, committed, creative individuals can accomplish. It’s awesome to see the lightbulb go off when people realize they aren’t the only ones with that problem. You don’t solve complex problems with complex solutions. Take a simple framework and appl…
 
Dan Gingiss joins us to discuss his new book, The Experience Maker. Every company and brand can create a remarkable experience that customers can’t wait to share. We are all in customer experience and customer service. Everything you do is part of the customer experience. Anyone can immediately implement ideas that can improve the customer experien…
 
It is never easy having hard conversations. Today I am answering a listener question in this vein. An anonymous listener asks: What do you do when you love your job but can’t stand what is happening behind the scenes with management? How do you have a conversation with your boss to address your concerns? It can be intimidating to approach your boss…
 
If you know me, you know I love reading. Not only does it empower the mind but strengthens decision-making and awareness among other things. However, as guest Jeff Brown explains in this episode, reading also requires spending: A spending of energy, a spending of interest, even a spending of time. While reading can be a sacrifice, as Jeff discusses…
 
In his poem “If” Rudyard Kipling closes with the line, “If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run, yours is the earth and everything that’s in it." Today Jody and I are discussing what you can do to make the most of your time. I’ve been preaching the power of 60 seconds for years. When you fill your minute with…
 
In this episode, Mike talks with Alexine Mudawar and Gabrielle Blackwell. They are the Co-Founders and Co-Hosts of Women in Sales Club. Find them on Clubhouse on Saturday afternoons. Key Takeaways: The most unexpected thing about Clubhouse is seeing how much interest there is. People want to participate and contribute. There is so much noise in Sal…
 
If you’ve ever been apprehensive about starting your business, you’re not alone. Not only does the endeavor require proxy and prowess but also a well-developed pathway to profit. But the real question is: How do we sustain success after starting our business? What ‘it’ factors are required and if we lack them, how do we get them? As Jody and I disc…
 
Phil Gaines returns to discuss ways park leaders can focus on personal growth during this pandemic era. While COVID-19 has altered many park programs, on a personal level, the effects have varied among rangers. Even as visitation rates have increased in recent months, so tends to complacency, especially for leaders accustomed to former rhythms. Yet…
 
Today Jody and I are answering a question submitted by Melanie Maximus. Melanie asks, “How do you handle negatives posts online or comments in person from former employees?” In the wake of an ongoing pandemic, businesses have closed or have had to lay off employees at an unprecedented rate. While the reasoning may be understandable, it doesn’t mean…
 
In this episode, Mike and Jody talk about how to overcome your fear of sales and why sales isn’t scary. Key Takeaways: Things are scary when they are unknown or uncertain Tools can be used to improve the likelihood of success. Ex: Catalyst Sale Account Plan, Catalyst Sale Call Plan, Catalyst Sale Territory Plan. Have a list of desired next steps to…
 
My sister Sarah, ever since we were little, has encouraged me in her own way to celebrate myself on my birthday. A few years ago she started asking everyone 3 questions on their birthday and this year I asked if she would ask them to me on my podcast. We recorded this less than 24 hours before my birthday so it counts. Thanks to my editor Fynn Gent…
 
One of my favorite customer service books is from legendary author and speaker Bob Farrell. In his book, ‘Give ‘Em the Pickle’, he discusses how to improve client satisfaction and retention through three words, “I’ll be back." However, as Jody and I explain in this episode, to earn this phrase, one should not rely on the protocol alone. Contrarily,…
 
Today on THE REAL PERSONAL BRANDING podcast, Lauren’s guest is Sara Uzer. Sara Uzer is a copywriter, an editor, and she specializes in creating engaging content for brands and companies across a wide range of industries, including the fashion, beauty, healthcare, and real estate spaces. She’s also a published writer with works in Huffington Post, T…
 
On this episode of the Parks Leaders Show, the Ingles family joins in to discuss their passion for state parks. As road warriors, the Ingles have a fresh perspective on park trends and patterns. With the recent increase in park visitation, De and John note emerging issues in national parks such as overcrowding and conservation communication and pro…
 
Today Jody and I are talking about what it takes to create a great experience. I have visited restaurants where the food was good, but the waiter was great. Their service elevated the experience. A middle-of-the-road product can be elevated into a good experience through great customer service. Products aren’t what sets a company or organization ap…
 
In this episode, Mike talks to Liz Heiman, CEO and Chief Sales Strategist for Regarding Sales.They talk struggles, process, funnel and ways to identify your ideal customer. Key Takeaways: It’s fun to help people realize Sales isn’t a big, bad, scary thing. Many Founders struggle because they don’t realize they can ask certain questions of prospects…
 
For most of us, we’re all about the numbers and bottom line; perhaps a few analytics but little beyond face value. However, as Data Scientist and Engineer, Ben Burke, explains, to dream big, you must embrace big data. While critical thinking is essential, knowing its place in the current technological evolution is just as significant. For instance,…
 
Today on THE REAL PERSONAL BRANDING podcast, Keri Murphy is Lauren’s guest this week. She is a TV veteran who brings her hard-won entrepreneurial knowledge and on-camera expertise to her clients through public speaking, coaching programs, and her company Inspired Living. Her goal is to help entrepreneurs stay inspired and stay enlightened on what i…
 
In this episode, Mike talks to Shelton Banks, CEO of Re:work Training and Co-Founder of Sales For The Culture. Key Takeaways: People don’t ask the questions they should because they are scared to work and are afraid to fail. Grandma’s baby effect tends to happen in businesses too - no matter how much you grow, they will still see you as Grandma’s b…
 
On this episode of the Park Leaders Show, guest co-host, Phil Gaines, returns to discuss ways park leaders can recalibrate their careers amidst the pandemic. In this Covid-19 era, customer service has suffered across multiple industries such as national and state parks. Despite new efforts to attract tourists, limited staff, restricted hours, and d…
 
Today, Jody brought up an interesting story I had illuded to when we first started this podcast. In the 1970s, I ran a restaurant in the Fairfield Inn in Philadelphia. While there, there was a woman that came in every day and ordered tea. There was a particular instance when this customer decided to complain about the water not being hot. This stor…
 
Often when we discuss diversity, we promote inclusion and fairness from a recruiting perspective. However, as Jody and I discuss in this episode, diversity not only applies to human resources but also input and imagination. When new ideas emerge, how are they communicated and exchanged? Are you reacting or responding? Are you putting yourself in th…
 
Today on THE REAL PERSONAL BRANDING podcast, Brandon Birkmeyer is Lauren’s guest. His own podcast is Brands on Brands, and he’s also an expert at repurposing content. Today, you’ll hear how to break down an hour’s worth of content and make it fill up an entire month. Brandon Birkmeyer is a personal branding coach who helps industry experts become c…
 
In this episode, Mike and Luke Thomas have a great conversation about remote work and the implications of the continuation of remote work. Luke Thomas is the Founder of Friday and the author of The Anywhere Operating System. Key Takeaways: People don’t need to be convinced to work from anywhere because they already are. Instead they need a series o…
 
In today’s corporate landscape, it is hard to fill jobs. Many leaders ask how to make their companies a desirable place to work, especially if you don’t have direct control over what you can pay. Today, you have to give more than a payday or a salary to get people to come and work for you. When considering how to make your company competitive in th…
 
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