Be Polite - Episode 69 with Kristi Spencer
What a great interview with Kristi Spencer, founder of The Polite Company. This Level Up Video Podcast is entitled “Be Polite”. How do you stack up in this important area of performance?
January 2, 2023
Sometimes It's Strive & Then Thrive - Episode 68 with Georgia Turner
In this Level Up episode, we meet a lady who has made great things possible. She has been in various careers and added something deeply special to each one. Georgia Turner believes that creating experiences is part of what one must do to serve clients and customers.
December 5, 2022
Be Authentically Significant - Episode 67 with Melody Morgan
Meet the fierce and fabulous Melody Morgan, President of Morgan Coaching & Consulting. She updates us one some significant topics of today AND tells us about how to be “authentically significant”.
November 7, 2022
Keeping the World Informed - Episode 66 with John Miller
What is it like to be a young leader asked to run a major department in an organization? There are many twists and turns, but if you do it well, you can create a great culture for your team AND provide an excellent service to your community.
October 3, 2022
Opportunity Knocking - Episode 65 with Dayan Reynolds
This 23-year-old is working on his Master's Degree at George Washington University and will be doing professional work in the niche field of democracy-building in Eurasia. He shares his recent time in Russia and what he learned from the experience.
September 5, 2022
The Study of Sleep - Episode 64 with Nick Lambe
If you want to explore the subject of sleep and wonder what goes into a good night’s sleep, this is the podcast you will want to watch. Sleep expert Nick Lambe explores the topic from many angles.
August 1, 2022
When Selling is In Your Blood - Episode 63 with Tara Yaryan
Selling isn’t for everyone, but when you have a natural talent for it (starting at the age of 12) it may be the career that you are destined for and excel at. Watch Tara Yaryan’s sales journey. It will inspire you.
July 4, 2022
Leadership in Your Field and Your Community - Episode 62 with Garrett Terry
Leadership is a field that is not only an important skill for some people in their profession, but their talent in this area can extend to the community, where they can improve the quality of life for everyone. Garrett Terry, our next guest on Level Up does exactly that.
June 6, 2022
A Positive Outlook Will Fuel Your Success - Episode 61 with Richard McVay
Even if you are successful in a corporate life, sometimes you have the hopes to start your own organization and create your own success. Richard McVay has done that with two of his organizations that are all about fun!
May 2, 2022
Putting Passion in Whatever You Do- Episode 60 with Yvonne Raczkowski
Yvonne Raczkowski is a guest who always works with passion—passion at work, passion in her pastime activities, and passion about life in general. She has done much in life and is a lifelong learner, so she’s always ready to learn even more.
April 4, 2022
A Business Incubator Could Be Your Answer - Episode 59 with Doug Hunt
Check out Doug Hunt’s explanation of the Business Incubator concept. As Director of Entrepreneurship at the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, he is growing an incubator for organizations from all walks of life.
March 7, 2022
Go For it! - Episode 58 with Michelle Holloman
You name it, Mo Holloman has done it. She is a performer, trainer, improv extraordinaire, and much more. Watch this podcast to learn how to not be afraid to try anything, for it may turn out to be stellar!
February 7, 2022
Time for You to Dance? - Episode 57 with Yuriy & Olex Datsyk
Perhaps you’re looking for something different to do than just work in your career. Have you ever thought about dance? Join Yuriy and Olex Datsyk, international dancing stars that opened their own Fred Astaire Dance Studio.
January 3, 2022
Intellopy: A New Way of Thinking - Episode 56 with J.J. Kelly
In J.J. Kelly’s new book “Intellopy: Survival and Happiness in a Collapsing Society with Advancing Technology” we learn a lot about why our society is at the present stage it is. This book traces human thought and functioning from early times to now. You’ll want to grab on to some of these meaningful concepts.
December 6, 2021
Leaders Know How to Follow - Episode 55 with Bryan Foster
Take a look at a 9-year career officer from the United States Army and note some of the great things he learned as a leader and replicates in the business he is in today.
November 1, 2021
Being Proactive in Your Life - Episode 53 Adam Best
Can it be that a 22-year old not only just graduated from a university and is going into wealth management, but also started his own business several years ago and is going to bring someone else to run it so that he can delve into his new career? Meet Adam Best, one of the most proactive executives around.
September 6, 2021
Teamwork DOES Make the Dream Work - Episode 52 Stanley Stouder II
Teamwork is what makes a dream work. As you watch this episode, think about what your dream is and what team will help you achieve it.
August 2, 2021
Know Your Audience - Episode 51 Janet Ellis
Today we know that we need to know our audience. This star has always been in jobs where knowing your audience is essential. They can make or break you.
July 5, 2021
Creating a Positive Emotional Signature - Episode 50 with Parker Richardson
Who is an example of a Great Emotional Signature? Meet Parker Richardson. He has had a rich diversity of jobs that led him to his career today—a pastor of Elevation Church in North Carolina. You’ll want to hear his whole story.
June 7, 2021
Approaching a New Field with Enthusiasm - Episode 49 with Cavanaugh Studyvin
When you’re a creative person you can bring a fresh perspective to a new field and get the desired results. In this episode, Cavanaugh Studyvin talks about her past and how that prepared her for her new position at a Chamber of Commerce.
May 3, 2021
Finding Your Balance in Life - Episode 48 with Taylor Lansford
Taylor Lansford is a Millennial who received his degree in International Business from a Midwest university. He is the National Account Manager for Sidecars, Inc. and draws some great parallels between his life as a corporate manager and his extensive involvement in the field of golf.
April 5, 2021
An Entrepreneurial Spirit that Built a Dream - Episode 47 with Dr. Kizzy Dominguez
From cleaning golf balls to sell them to golfers to being the CEO of a $3 million organization that offers 50 trainers throughout the nation. Listen to the exciting story of Dr. Kizzy Dominguez as she talks about not only starting her company but leadership in general.
March 1, 2021
When Your Life-Long Dream Is to Create a Hit Film - Episode 46 with Sheldon Maddux
Just because you have an 8-5 day job doesn't mean you can't pour your heart into your life-long dream and create a hit film. Sheldon Maddux shares the journey with us, as he prepares to produce his second film.
February 1, 2021
Fitness and Nutrition Go Hand-in-Hand - Episode 45 with Jessica Heidari
Jessica Heidari has spent years in the field of fitness. Not only is she a great fitness coach, but she has competed in 7 fitness competitions, placing in the Top 5 in the Fitness & Bikini category. Presently she is an Assistant Coach at one of the largest fitness franchises in the world. IN this episode she talks about how fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand
January 4, 2021
Preparing or Revising Your Advance Medical Directive - Episode 44 with Gary Duncan
You may think you have your life all set, but no matter what age you are you should consider “Preparing or Revising Your Advanced Medical Directive”. In this episode Gary Duncan gives you the “how to” so that you can get it done!
December 7, 2020
How to Be a Successful Change Agent - Episode 43 with Dave Woods
Some people enjoy change and some don’t. But change is so much a part of our lives today, it’s good to have a healthy view of it. The episode’s guest Dave Woods joins host Dan Chiodo to talk about how to keep a healthy view about change AND get the results you’re looking for.
November 2, 2020
A Check-in on Your Emotional Responses - Episode 42 with Marilyn Marshall
Marilyn Marshall-Bouldin gives a great breakdown of what emotional responses mean in this episode of Level Up, entitled A Check-in on Your Emotional Responses. The information she gives us is so important during stressful times and gives you several things to think about, in terms of what's going on in your head.
October 5, 2020
Stop Workplace Drama: How to Have Difficult Conversations - Episode 41 with Marlene Chism
Have you ever had to have a difficult conversation at the workplace? Or resisted having one? Marlene Chism will help you feel much more at ease with having those difficult conversations.
September 7, 2020
Always Start with Your Main Point - Episode 40 with Dr. Bill Wallisch
When you’re speaking, do you get to your MAINPoint, or do you beat around the bush? Learn some strategic communication tips that help you get you the results you’re looking for!
August 3, 2020
BNI May Be a Good Fit for You - Episode 39 with Doug Hunt
Business Network International has been around for more than 30 years and has been a networking and business-generating powerhouse for people all over the world. My guest, Doug Hunt, pulled together one of the largest chapters in the nation. In this podcast, he tells us how BNI works.
July 6, 2020
Are You Resilient? - Episode 38 with Dr. Chester Warzynski
What makes some people and some organizations rise far beyond others to create success? Here’s an in-depth look at Resilience and what it means for you AND your organization.
June 1, 2020
A Leader Doesn't Give Up - Episode 37 with Elise Donahue
Get ready to collect a boat-load of great leadership concepts that our guest, Elise Donahue, CEO & President of Vizuri Health Science Consumer Products, not only talks about—but puts into action!
May 4, 2020
What Will Your Business Look Like Tomorrow? Episode 36 with Dustin Storm
As far as COVID-19 we know what happened and what is presently happening – – but more important than that is how this will change our businesses in the future. Join my interview with Dustin Storm, a thought leader who has a six step method to consider for success.
April 9, 2020
Initiative Makes the Difference - Episode 35 with Andy Minoie
In this podcast I visit with Andy Minoie about what qualities to look for when trying to find good employees who may also be good future managers.
March 2, 2020
Creating a Strategy to Get Shit Done - Episode 34 with Dustin Storm
Get serious about your goals. Have a real strategy so that you accomplish more than you ever thought you could. This episode is called: Beyond Goal Setting: Creating a Strategy to Get Shit Done. This strategy can apply to both your business and personal goals.
February 3, 2020
Starting the Year Out Right - Episode 33 with Cindy Moore
Cindy Moore, a Motivational Speaker, starts her year out with two essential elements. She creates a VISION BOARD that captures all she wants to experience and a WORD that guides her every action for the year. Here she looks at 2020.
December 2, 2019
Learn How to Speak Like a Pro - Episode 32 with Debbie Little
Not everyone knows about this diamond in the rough-- a program teaching you how to speak with real persuasion-- whether it's for your profession or just for you own enjoyment. The Toastmasters program is one of the best and costs so much less than some programs out there.
November 4, 2019
Fighting Resistance to Achieve Success - Episode 31 with Garen McMillian
There is so much we could accomplish in a lifetime, but how many times does resistance keep us from doing all we might achieve? Join us to do a deep dive into the subject of RESISTANCE.
October 7, 2019
Time Management, Lessons from Perfect Timing - Episode 30
Become the best time manager you know by learnnig a basic concept Dan created in his book PerfectTIMING. It's called PORE. Learn how to Prepare for your day, Operate at your highest level, Refresh yourself regularly and Evaluate every single day.
September 2, 2019
Living the Relentless Life - Episode 26 with Chance Galloway
In this podcast, we chat with Chance Galloway about peak performance and leading a relentless life.
May 3, 2019
A Positive Attitude Can Change the World -Episode 24 with Guest Larry Berg
In this podcast, we chat with Larry Berg, the District Manager of Waste Management in Naples, FL.
March 4, 2019
What to Do When You're Asked to Be on a Board -Episode 23 with Guest Gary Duncan
In this podcast Dustin Storm, owner of Storm Cloud Marketing, and I talk about intentional growth, goals and peak performance.
January 29, 2019
Driving Your Business with Passion -Episode 22 with Guest Dustin Storm
In this podcast Dustin Storm, owner of Storm Cloud Marketing, and I talk about intentional growth, goals and peak performance.
December 7, 2018
F.L.A.G.S. Focused Learning and Growth -Episode 21 with Guest J. R. Chiodo-Benmuvhar
We might think that a university does things differently than some of our organizations, but as we peel away the layers of J.R.'s program to grow the student population on his campus, we see that so many of the things that he is doing are exactly what we should be doing to make our companies better. Take a listen and hear his story:
November 5, 2018
Bringing Unity to Your Community -Episode 20 with Guest Gary Stubblefield
In this Level Up podcast, Gary Stubblefield gives us some great tips on how to grow an organization by getting its members on board with programs that make a difference for not only the businesses in the area but also the community at large.
September 25, 2018
Customers Speak Louder than Leaders -Episode 19 with Guest Christopher Chiodo
Christopher Chiodo, Senior Product Manager at Walmart talks about having everything revolve around the customer. Although this is the talk in the tech and software world, we can use some of these ideas in whatever we do. Get ready to "level up" your organization after this radio podcast episode.
August 31, 2018
Millennial: Not An Age, but An Attitude -Episode 17 with Guest Mark Christian
When you work to help people understand your Vision and your Mission and include them in creating the organization you want to buy, you can't help but be successful. Take a listen to some of the great things happening within one of the great religious institutions in the Midwest and decide which ideas might work for your organization, no matter what you do.
July 3, 2018
Make Your Dreams Come True -Episode 15 with Guest Lori Haun
Take a listen to this podcast. Hear about all the roles Lori Haun has filled in her career (and some of which she still fills) to make great things happen. As the Executive Director of the Downtown Joplin Alliance, she (with the help of some great business people and residents in surrounding communities) is helping bring real life to the city.
May 7, 2018
Take Control of Your Life -Episode 10
Nikki Gahr Sells is a natural for the business she's in. She has an extensive understanding of the franchise world after holding positions within several franchise operations. Today, she runs a franchise development and strategic consultancy organization called Sells Development, Inc. and has many valuable thoughts for people who want to start businesses of their own.
December 4, 2017
Push the Challenge -Episode 9
Our young professional for this Level Up walks you through the past positions he's held and the connection between them. He talks about how he always asks "how can we make this better?" He also says "yes" whenever asked to do something new, explaining that It always pays off. Today he is a Product Manager at Walmart headquarters.
November 6, 2017
Your Lowest Point Can Lead to Your Highest -Episode 8
In this episode Stephen Shields talks about the day he made a decision not to close up his business (times were tough), but to start over and look at things in a whole new way.
September 5, 2017
The Great Potential in Young Professionals -Episode 7 with Guest Gary Duncan
In this podcast, you feel the passion of Gary Duncan in leading a group of young professionals to help them become successful leaders in whatever they do.
August 7, 2017
There's a Book in All of Us -Episode 6 with guest Carole King
This episode's guest is Carole King, a a publications specialist and award winning writer with over 20 years experience.
July 3, 2017
Lead Your Organization and Your Career -Episode 05
Hear about Manuel's great education and how he used it to land some great jobs that positioned him well for the future.
April 4, 2017
How I Read a Business Book -Episode 04
For those of you who are used to reading a business book from front to back, here's a "permission slip" to help you do it more efficiently-- without missing the important information you want to glean. Host Dan Chiodo interviews Garen McMillian, a CEO who is one of the most avid readers you will meet.
March 6, 2017
Get Rid of Your ANTs -Episode 3
We all have negative thoughts that run through our heads. This week's guest is an expert at dealing with and eliminating them.
February 6, 2017
Overcome Your Fears -Episode 2
"Level Up" is the place to go when you want to grow. In the second installment, Dan Chiodo speaks with guest, Dustin Storm, co-owner of Storm Stanley, about growing a business.
January 3, 2017