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Nice Guys Can Finish First

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You’re entitled to your opinion, but Doug Sandler believes being nice in business and life is the only way to be. And this isn’t just a passing whim for him. Using positivity as his internal compass, and a series of career journeys that seem right out of a Hollywood script, Doug has crafted a framework for success. His best-selling book …

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In business, you need to create a strategy that makes you unique—otherwise, you’re just a commodity.

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From a very early age, Robert Blackwell Jr. has always seen the world in numbers. Think of the Fibonacci Sequence, he’s able to see patterns and create actionable data. At the core, Robert is an entrepreneur. Always evaluating opportunities to make money, Robert combines his unique skill set to stand out from the rest.  As an eight-year-old, he collected empty …

Elyse Guidas believes that healthy choices shouldn’t be limited to only those with money.

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Elyse Guidas is a deep thinker and always has been. She’s moved and grooved, in and out of her hometown of Phoenix, all while being focused on the well being of others. As the CEO of Farm Express, a fleet of former city buses transformed into mobile produce markets built to serve communities in food deserts, she’s focused on creating …

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Lauren Bailey believes that business success is deeply rooted in the people and culture of any organization.

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Lauren Bailey has always been comfortable in uncomfortable situations. Where others would wither away or tremble in fear, Lauren thrives. From picking and paying for college to building restaurant concepts, her creative problem solving has led to massive success. She’s a powerhouse; equipped with boundless energy, a deep wanderlust to experience the world and brains equal to her brass fortitude, …

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Haley Rushing believes that discovering your life’s purpose is perhaps the most important thing you’ll ever do.

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Haley Rushing believes that discovering your life’s purpose is perhaps the most important thing you’ll ever do. But she also understands that’s not an easy task — for both individuals and organizations… That’s where her purpose comes in. Join us as Brian talks with Haley about how traveling as a child shaped her worldview, how not having a plan can …

Sentari Minor on about his Phoenix roots, life at a small liberal arts college, Arby’s Jamocha shakes and his perfect gig

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Sentari Minor believes in the power of doing good. No, not doing “well” — doing good, as in changing the world. He also believes in the power of relationships. Sentari leverages those two beliefs to lead his mission as a social-impact advocate and passionate relationship builder.  He’s the Regional Director for Arizona and San Francisco at Gen Next, an exclusive …

Brad Farris of Anchor Advisors on being a nerd, working remotely, the joys of working for a small business, and knowing your worth

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Brad Farris believes business founders are control freaks who need to learn to let go. His purpose is to help the founders and owners of various firms do just that — let go so their businesses can grow and their people can thrive.  As the founder and principal advisor of Anchor Advisors, Brad has served as a small business advisor …

Pearl Chang Esau talks about her immigrant family’s history, why education is so important to her, and why diversity, and getting involved, matters.

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Pearl Chang Esau believes that access to an excellent education is transformational for individuals, families and communities. Deeply committed to improving life prospects for all, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnicity or disability, she champions educators, students and disadvantaged populations so that they can reach their full potential. Pearl is a BIG DEAL. She’s received tons of community recognition, including the …