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The HaBO Village Podcast

The Power of Grit and Perseverance in Business [Podcast]

May 18, 2021

Episode 151: Michael and Kathryn discuss Angela Duckworth's book, Grit, and why business leaders should be thinking about perseverance. Growing a business is never easy. If you find yourself in constant survival mode, and need some encouragement,...

Why Small Businesses Should Focus on SEO - With Guest, John Vuong [Podcast]

May 11, 2021

Episode 150: Michael and Kathryn talk to SEO expert and entrepreneur, John Vuong, about the importance of search campaigns for bringing businesses more ideal customers. If you've toyed with the idea of optimizing your website to get more leads,...

Discovering How to Live Your Best Life - With Guest, John Ramstead [Podcast]

April 27, 2021

Episode 149: Michael and Kathryn interview Leadership Coach and Author, John Ramstead, about his new book, On Purpose With Purpose: Discovering How to Live Your Best Life. Find out what true purpose means and why leaders and entrepreneurs need it...

The Art of Healthy Self-Leadership - With Guest, Jeff Gephart [Podcast]

April 13, 2021

Episode 148: Michael and Kathryn interview Leadership Coach, Jeff Gephart Ed.D, on the definition of good leadership, self-leadership, and intentional change theory. Many business leaders, especially solopreneurs, feel alone and struggle with...

The Pros and Cons of Rapid Business Growth [Podcast]

April 6, 2021

Episode 147: Michael and Kathryn discuss the pros and cons of rapid business growth. Discover how to strategically plan for growth so you can avoid having to close your doors. If you've struggled to wrap your brain around what it could mean for...

How to Tell if You're a Workaholic or a Hard Worker [Podcast]

March 30, 2021

Episode 146: Michael and Kathryn discuss the differences between being a true workaholic and being a hard worker. Discover the most common signs of workaholism and what you can do to avoid reaching burnout. If you are in a leadership position,...

Why Every Business Leader Needs to Master the Art of Delegation [Podcast]

March 16, 2021

Episode 145: Michael interviews his wife and business partner, Kathryn. Together they unpack the challenges of delegation, employee turnover, and strategic company growth. If you often find yourself getting in your own way when it comes to...

The Real Reasons Self-Awareness is Important for Leaders - With Guest, Jordan West [Podcast]

March 11, 2021

Episode 144: Michael and Kathryn interview ecommerce brand expert, Jordan West, about why self-awareness for leaders is important, regardless of your age or what stage of business you are in. The trio dives into tools on how to become more...

Best Thinking Practices for Business Leaders - With Guest, James Miller [Podcast]

March 2, 2021

Episode 143: Michael and Kathryn interview James Miller, licensed psychotherapist and radio show host, about best thought practices for leaders so you can keep evolving and continue to grow your business. If you want tips on how to become a...

How 5 Minutes a Day can Transform Your Business - With Guest, Karen Briscoe [Podcast]

February 16, 2021

Episode 142: Michael and Kathryn interview business owner and author, Karen Briscoe, about her journey to success. Discover how she leverages 5 minutes each day to overcome challenges and increase productivity. If you feel stuck when it comes to...

Why Fun is Good for your Company's Bottom Line [Podcast]

February 9, 2021

Episode 141: Michael and Kathryn talk about why having fun in your business is one of the best things you can do to improve your bottom line. Discover how fun builds community, trust, and improves employee engagement. If you're skeptical as to...

How to Build a Team of Self-Managers Who Love Their Work [Podcast]

February 2, 2021

Episode 140: Michael and Kathryn talk about how to hire effectively, to the point where your employees love their work so much they'd essentially work for free. Discover how to grow a team that's actively engaged and produces high quality work so...

How to Spot a Tyrannical Leader in Your Company [Podcast]

January 26, 2021

Episode 139: Michael and Kathryn discuss how to spot a tyrannical leader in your organization. Discover the differences between Reactive and Creative leadership styles, and how to hire the right managers and employees so you can avoid cultivating...

Why Your Business Needs to Review Its 90 Day Plan [Podcast]

January 20, 2021

Episode 138: Michael and Kathryn cover how to review and evaluate your 90 Day plan for your business. Looking back on the past 90 days and looking ahead to the coming 90 days will help you grow as a leader and will ultimately encourage your team....

How to Build a Company Culture where People and Profits Thrive - With Guest, Bobby Albert [Podcast]

January 12, 2021

Episode 137: Michael and Kathryn interview Bobby Albert, author and leadership coach, about his secrets to building a company culture that fuels business growth. Get tips on how to lead your employees in a way that will simultaneously create...

Entrepreneur: Personality or Position? [Podcast]

December 29, 2020

Episode 136: Michael and Kathryn discuss and debate the definition of the word, Entrepreneur. This particular fuzzy term gets kicked around a lot in the business world, so if you aren't sure you'd call yourself an entrepreneur or think it might...

Best Practices for Business Leaders Stuck in a Rut [Podcast]

December 22, 2020

Episode 135: Michael and Kathryn talk about how easy it is for business leaders to get stuck in a rut, and tips for getting unstuck. If you feel like 2020 had you spinning your wheels and you want to get back on the road to achieving your goals,...

How to Survive an Entrepreneurial Seizure [Podcast]

December 15, 2020

Episode 134: Michael and Kathryn talk about entrepreneurial seizures and what to do after you've had one. People start businesses for many reasons, but might not have the 3 things in place needed to beat the business failure rate: A clear vision,...

3 Reasons to Invest in Your Employees [Podcast]

December 8, 2020

Episode 133: Michael and Kathryn talk about why business leaders should invest in their employees and how this will ultimately transform morale, improve retention, and increase profit. If you've ever struggled with prioritizing company culture,...

Feeding a Vision - What Magnolia and HaBO Village Have in Common [Podcast]

November 24, 2020

Episode 132: Michael and Kathryn talk about a recent trip to Waco, Texas, and how it inspires them in their pursuit of their BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal). If you're feeling unmotivated when it comes to your entrepreneurial dreams and need some...

The 2 Key Characteristics of a Good Leader [Podcast]

November 17, 2020

Episode 131: Michael and Kathryn talk about the 2 main characteristics of a good leader: being self-defined and being a non-anxious presence. Business leaders will always impact those around them (negatively or positively), so find out if your...

Dealing with Complexity - Why It's Not Business as Usual [Podcast]

November 3, 2020

Episode 130: Michael and Kathryn talk about why it's so difficult for business leaders to handle growing complexity (especially in 2020). Find out what Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity have to do with your business amidst local...

The 5 Reasons Businesses Fail - With Guest, Tracy Wilson [Podcast]

October 27, 2020

Episode 129: Michael and Kathryn interview business coach and entrepreneur, Tracy Wilson, about the challenges business owners need to overcome in order to achieve success. Tracy shares the lessons she learned while building her own business and...

How to Love Your Business - With Guest, Debbie King [Podcast]

October 20, 2020

Episode 128: Michael and Kathryn interview Debbie King, the author of Loving Your Business, about how to rethink your relationship with your business and make it work for you. Debbie shares how to start loving your business so you can...

What Core Values and Great Companies Have in Common [Podcast]

October 13, 2020

Episode 127: Michael and Kathryn talk about Core Values and why they matter in the world of business. Every company should have 3 to 5 Core Values so foundational that you would rather close your doors than violate one of them. If you need some...

4 Ways to Improve Your Self-Leadership - With Guest, Jeremy Bedenbaugh [Podcast]

October 6, 2020

Episode 126: Michael and Kathryn talk to Jeremy Bedenbaugh, Leadership consultant and entrepreneur, about the art of self-leadership. You can't lead others well if you can't lead yourself well. Find out what questions you should be asking...

Secrets to Selling Your Products Online - With Guest, Quin Amorim [Podcast]

September 29, 2020

Episode 125: Michael and Kathryn interview E-Commerce Entrepreneur, Quin Amorim, about the ins and outs of selling products in the online world. Learn how Quin got started and built a career in online selling and private label creation. Get tips...

The 4 Employee Coaching Methods Every Business Leader Needs To Know [Podcast]

September 22, 2020

Episode 124: Michael and Kathryn have a conversation with Kyle Gorman, Human Resource expert and Founder of Employer Blueprint, about the best ways to coach your team, set clear expectations, and self-reflect on your own leadership style. Whether...

The Power of Super Niches [Podcast]

September 15, 2020

Episode 123: Michael and Kathryn define and discuss the power of super niches and how business leaders can leverage them for growth. Learn from the success stories of the toenail fungus treatment and pet rabbit food industries! If you want to...

Celebrating a Milestone [Podcast]

September 9, 2020

Episode 122: Michael and Kathryn celebrate the milestone of reaching 1,000 books sold and discuss the reasons why a well formed core purpose and vision should be foundational elements of any business. If you are curious why milestones matter or...

How to Lead a Successful Nonprofit - With Guest, Rob Harter [Podcast]

September 1, 2020

Episode 121: Michael and Kathryn interview Dr. Rob Harter, Director of Christian Center of Park City, on his years of experience in nonprofit leadership, growth strategies, fundraising, and self-care. If you run a nonprofit, or even a for-profit...

Surviving & Thriving: A True Story - With Guest, John Ramstead [Podcast]

August 25, 2020

Episode 120: Michael and Kathryn talk to John Ramstead, leadership coach and founder of BeyondInfluence.com, about his Christian faith journey and the near fatal accident that changed his life. This very special episode is about hope in the face...

Starting from Scratch: An Entrepreneur's Journey - With Guest, Jeroen Corthout [Podcast]

August 18, 2020

Episode 119: Michael and Kathryn interview Jeroen Corthout, co-founder and CEO of the intelligent CRM, Salesflare. Jeroen shares how Salesflare was founded when he and his co-founder Lieven wanted to manage their leads in an easier way. Starting...

How to Avoid the Most Common Leadership Mistakes in Your Business - With Guest, Jon Dwoskin [Podcast]

August 11, 2020

Episode 118: Michael and Kathryn interview business coach and author, Jon Dwoskin, about common mistakes business leaders make, how to hire successfully, and tips on your own leadership development. If you want to know what it takes to get the...

Managing Your Personal and Business Frustrations of 2020 [Podcast]

August 5, 2020

Episode 117: Michael and Kathryn take a moment for a much needed reality check, and share some encouragement for their fellow business leaders. Many businesses are struggling right now, and sometimes the first step to moving forward is to admit...

Assessing Your Resiliency During a Crisis [Podcast]

July 28, 2020

Episode 116: Michael and Kathryn talk about the knowledge gaps of business leaders. Perhaps the current crisis has revealed some of your biggest vulnerabilities and has left you wondering if you truly have the resiliency to move forward. If you...

The Art of Small Business Hiring - With Guest, Kyle Gorman [Podcast]

July 21, 2020

Episode 115: Michael and Kathryn interview Kyle Gorman, Human Resource expert and Founder of Employer Blueprint, on the secrets of small business hiring, leadership, and developing healthy company cultures. If you've ever experienced a bad hire,...

The Secret to Value-based Market Research - With Guest, David Allison [Podcast]

July 1, 2020

Episode 114: Michael and Kathryn interview David Allison, human behavior expert and bestselling author, about value-based market research. Learn the science and sociology behind surveys and why we often ask our audiences the wrong kinds of...

Your Brand is Your Promise - With Guest, Ken Mosesian [Podcast]

June 23, 2020

Episode 113: Michael and Kathryn talk to Ken Mosesian, entrepreneur and author, about how business owners and brands can learn to keep their promises to their customers. So many of us struggle with the concepts of trust and integrity in work and...

When Your Business Faces Adversity - With Guest, Will Knecht [Podcast]

June 16, 2020

Episode 112: Michael and Kathryn interview Will Knecht, Chairman of Wendell August Forge, about the true story of his business's journey through hard times, including the Great Recession and a devastating fire. If you need some real-life advice...

How to Self-Assess Your Leadership in 2020 [Podcast]

June 9, 2020

Episode 111: Michael and Kathryn discuss the current climate in our nation and world, and share how you can reflect on your leadership right now in order to make healthy business and leadership choices that value humans and equality. If you are...

The 4 Components of Healthy Leadership Development [Podcast]

June 2, 2020

Episode 110: Michael and Kathryn answer the age-old question: How do you grow as a leader? There are 4 critical areas that if left ignored will cause a gap in your leadership growth. If you're feeling stuck and find yourself wondering what the...

Why We Believe in YOU as a Leader [Podcast]

May 26, 2020

Episode 109Michael and Kathryn take the time to encourage you and remind you that you are not alone in the midst of this season of COVID-19. As leaders, the best thing you can do in the hard times is to think back to all the moments you thought...

The Truth Behind Writing and Releasing a Book [Podcast]

May 19, 2020

Episode 108: Writing a book can be an amazing tool in communicating your message and value to the world, but if it doesn’t make a lot of money and has a low success rate, what is the value to your business? Michael and Kathryn talk about the...

3 Tips for Overcoming 3 Types of Business Challenges During COVID-19 [Podcast]

May 11, 2020

Episode 107: Michael and Kathryn discuss the 3 types of challenges businesses are experiencing during COVID-19 and share tips for overcoming them. Whether your company is sharply growing or declining during this season, discover practical...

Fulfilled: A Book is Born [Podcast]

May 5, 2020

Episode 106: Michael and Kathryn talk about their new book, Fulfilled. Learn the framework for building a business using the Passion & Provision strategy- one they've been developing and refining for 17+ years. If you want to move your company...

Tips for Remote Teams During COVID-19 [Podcast]

April 24, 2020

Episode 105: Michael and Kathryn are back to share more tips for business leaders during this season of COVID-19. Many businesses are finding it challenging to operate right now, especially if they have to manage their teams remotely. If you are...

Can a Good Vision Make Your Company More Resilient? [Podcast]

April 15, 2020

Episode 104: Michael and Kathryn talk about how a clear and compelling company vision builds resilience and sustains your passion. There are 4 parts of any good vision, so find out if yours is built to get you through the tough times. If you want...

4 Crisis Communication Tips for Business Leaders [Podcast]

April 6, 2020

Episode 103: Michael and Kathryn share their recommended communication strategy during times of crisis. If you have employees or clients that you are stewarding right now, knowing these 4 types of communication pathways will help you maneuver...

4 Strategic Things Your Company Needs to Do Right Now [Podcast]

March 27, 2020

Episode 102: Michael and Kathryn get very real about the challenges business leaders are facing during this crisis and break down the 4 strategies that will help you navigate chaotic waters. If you are feeling lonely, confused, or fearful right...

How to Lead in Times of Crisis [Podcast]

March 24, 2020

Episode 101: Michael and Kathryn talk about what it means to lead in times of crisis and share how they've been caring for their team during the COVID-19 pandemic. As business leaders, you will face many levels of challenges during this season,...

Celebrating 100 Episodes [Podcast]

March 13, 2020

Episode 100: Michael and Kathryn celebrate their 100th episode by asking each other 10 important (and hilarious) questions. Things get pretty silly. Join us for some highly contagious laughter in this exuberant 100th podcast episode!

Stories of Passion & Provision (And Why Michael Refused to Mow a Neighbor's Lawn) [Podcast]

March 3, 2020

Episode 99: In this episode, do Michael and Kathryn start off talking about how they recorded an audio book but soon find themselves telling childhood stories about lawn-mowing? Yes. Does it all relate back to the most common problems small...

What to Focus On When You Experience Idea Overload [Podcast]

February 21, 2020

Episode 98: Michael and Kathryn talk about what you can do when your rapid-fire thinking starts to overwhelm you. If you feel like your thoughts and ideas sometimes fire at a machine-gun-like pace, and you want tips on how to slow down, achieve...

Time Management Tips to Help You Win the Day [Podcast]

February 4, 2020

Episode 97: Michael and Kathryn share tips for better time management. If you find yourself struggling to get everything done in a day or during your week and want some practical tips to help you improve efficiency and build resilience, then give...

What Happens When Leaders Get Distracted [Podcast]

January 28, 2020

Episode 96: Michael and Kathryn break down what happens when you get distracted as you run your company. Get tips, tricks, and resources to help you stay focused, build your skills, and work on your own personal leadership development. If you...

4 Things Business Leaders Can Do to Stay Focused [Podcast]

January 21, 2020

Episode 95: Michael and Kathryn discuss the elusive art of staying focused. For business leaders especially, succumbing to the 'tyranny of the urgent' can become a daily battle. Discover how to go on the offensive so you can get back to being...

How to Overcome Your Business Failures - With Guest, Warwick Fairfax [Podcast]

January 7, 2020

Episode 94: Michael and Kathryn interview the founder of Crucible Leadership, Warwick Fairfax. Warwick shares his personal journey of finding new purpose after being at the epicenter of one of the most spectacular business failures in the history...

The Power of Celebration [Podcast]

December 17, 2019

Episode 93: Michael and Kathryn talk about the power of celebration and how reflecting on the the big and small moments in life and work can generate resilience. If you want to stop having tunnel vision and start becoming mindful of moments in...

Bringing Joy Back to Business - With Special Guest, Pablo Gonzalez [Podcast]

December 10, 2019

Episode 92: Michael and Kathryn interview Pablo Gonzalez, a graduate member of the HaBO Village Passion and Provision Course. Pablo shares how he went from an unfulfilling career, to striking out on his own, all the way to discovering and...

They Said What?! Cell Phone Etiquette for Public Places and Work Spaces [Podcast]

December 3, 2019

Episode 91: Michael and Kathryn share humorous personal stories about cell phone and other workplace etiquette. If you've ever witnessed uncouth cell phone behavior in a public or work space, you will enjoy giving this episode a listen.

How to Turn Business Challenges into Growth Opportunities [Podcast]

November 26, 2019

Episode 90: Michael and Kathryn share their experience with weathering unexpected challenges in business and how they learned to treat them as opportunities for growth. If you are going through a difficult time in your leadership or company and...

The Power of Gratitude: How Thankfulness Can Improve Your Business [Podcast]

November 15, 2019

Episode 89: Michael and Kathryn discuss the importance of gratitude when it comes to your mental and physical health, and your company. Discover the exponential return on investment when you practice thankfulness in your life and business by...

Why You Shouldn't Sweat the Competition [Podcast]

November 12, 2019

Episode 88: Michael and Kathryn discuss the best ways to deal with your fear of business competition. Competition can be a healthy motivator if you have the right mindset. If this is an area where you could use some encouragement, then give this...

3 Signs of a Miserable Job [Podcast]

November 5, 2019

Episode 87: Michael and Kathryn debrief what they learned at a recent management workshop hosted by famous author and speaker, Patrick Lencioni. If you are a business owner, manager, or lead a team, discover the 3 critical things that will keep...

How to Lead with Integrity: With Guest, Guy Rodgers [Podcast]

October 29, 2019

Episode 86: Michael and Kathryn interview President and CEO of Pinnacle Forum, Guy Rodgers, about what it looks like for business leaders to persevere and grow in their leadership. If you are looking for some encouragement on how to lead and grow...

Busting the Work/Life Balance Myth with Guests, Rick & Linda Sbrocca [Podcast]

October 22, 2019

Episode 85: Michael and Kathryn interview business owners, Rick and Linda Sbrocca, about developing healthy company cultures. Rick and Linda specialize in business development with an emphasis in passion, proficiency, and profitability. Discover...

Why Vulnerability is a Gift [Podcast]

October 15, 2019

Episode 84: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn talk about the concept of vulnerability and why it's actually a gift for business leaders. If you need some encouragement when it comes to opening up to others and want to understand how being...

The Legacy of a Great Leader [Podcast]

October 8, 2019

Episode 83: Michael and Kathryn open up about the passing of their friend and mentor, and talk about the impact of his legacy. If you are wondering how your work will leave an encouraging legacy for the next generation, then give this episode a...

Self Promotion: The Struggle is Real [Podcast]

October 1, 2019

Episode 82: Michael and Kathryn discuss why it's so hard for business leaders to self-promote. If you've shied away from marketing your product or service because it's too difficult, confusing, or painful- or just don't want to sound too braggy,...

How to Keep a Healthy Mindset [Podcast]

September 24, 2019

Episode 81: Michael and Kathryn recover from a spilled cup of hot coffee and share thoughts and tips on how to keep a healthy mindset in life and at work. If you feel stuck or like your emotions have been getting the better of you lately, then...

Why Leaders Need Community [Podcast]

September 17, 2019

Episode 80: Michael and Kathryn dig into an important topic: Community. All business leaders need a like-minded community if they want to grow... a safe space where they can share struggles and acquire new ideas for solutions. If you're starting...

What You Can Do to Get Out of Your Own Way [Podcast]

September 10, 2019

Episode 79: Michael and Kathryn discuss how easy it is for business leaders to get in their own way. Real transformative change begins with the company leader... So if you think you have some 'limiting beliefs' that are holding you back, try...

The Secret to Finding and Hiring a Good Consultant [Podcast]

September 3, 2019

Episode 78: Michael and Kathryn discuss the right way to find and hire a good consultant. Finding a consultant who can help your company (and who you actually like) can sometimes seem like an impossible feat... but it doesn't have to be. If this...

The Journey from Idea to Implementation (And How to Get Unstuck) [Podcast]

August 27, 2019

Episode 77: Michael and Kathryn share their process for taking something from the idea stage to the implementation stage. If you need some encouragement or tips on what baby steps to take to start tackling a big goal, then this podcast episode is...

Hope is a Strategy [Podcast]

August 20, 2019

Episode 76:  Michael and Kathryn debunk the common myth that 'Hope' is not a legitimate strategy and discuss how you can leverage the power of hope to inspire your customers. If the word 'hope' sounds like a wishy-washy term to you, and you've...

Using Surveys to Assess Your Company Culture [Podcast]

August 13, 2019

Episode 75: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn focus on the culture of an organization and the Net Promoter Score System you can use to help your company become a Passion and Provision company.

How to Analyze Employee Performance in 7 Easy Steps [Podcast]

August 6, 2019

Episode 74: Michael and Kathryn discuss the system from Robert F. Mager's book, Analyzing Performance Problems. There are 7 steps that will help you solve any problem you might face in your company. If you need to figure out why people aren't...

Talking vs. Doing: How to Achieve the Big Dream You Have for Your Company [Podcast]

July 30, 2019

Episode 73:  Michael and Kathryn describe how to take steps toward your big ideas and goals instead of just talking about them. If you think you're the kind of business leader that has a tendency to sometimes be a talker instead of a doer, then...

4 Keys to High Performance [Podcast]

July 23, 2019

Episode 72: Michael and Kathryn cover 4 keys to high performance by Chick-fil-A®'s Mark Miller. If you want 4 simple ways to improve performance and tips for better leadership in your company, then this podcast episode is for you!

Business Leadership (Part 2) with Guest, Ryan Deiss [Podcast]

July 16, 2019

In part 2 of this very special interview, Michael and Kathryn talk with Ryan Deiss, founder and CEO of DigitalMarketer.com, about his experience with company culture, leadership development, and business growth. You'll also get to learn some...

Business Leadership (Part 1) with Guest, Ryan Deiss [Podcast]

July 9, 2019

Episode 70: In part 1 of this very special interview, Michael and Kathryn chat with Ryan Deiss, founder and CEO of DigitalMarketer.com. Discover how Ryan maintains a healthy balance of work, life, family, and entrepreneurship, all while growing a...

Why Business Leaders Should Know the Difference Between Mentoring and Coaching [Podcast]

July 2, 2019

Episode 69: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss the difference between Coaching and Mentoring and why these terms are often confused with one another. If you run a company, supervise employees, or lead a team, take a listen to this...

The 4 Stages of Burnout that Business Leaders Need to Know [Podcast]

June 25, 2019

Episode 68: Burnout is very real, and no business leader is immune to it. In this episode, Michael and Kathryn cover the 4 stages of burnout, and how to identify each one. Give this episode a listen to find out which stage of burnout you're in,...

How Leadership Development Helps You Handle Transitions in Your Life and Business [Podcast]

June 19, 2019

Episode 67: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn reveal the true importance of Leadership Development for business leaders and discuss what elements you will need to focus on in order to save your sanity, and your company.

3 Areas of Leadership Planning [Podcast]

June 4, 2019

Episode 66: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn outline 3 areas of leadership planning that can make all the difference in the success of your business. Want to create a more nimble and profitable business that will survive the next bubble? Then...

The Beauty of Iteration [Podcast]

May 29, 2019

Episode 65: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss the value of iteration in marketing and in business. We often pour our hearts into a project that may not end up being a success, but that doesn't mean we should abandon it. You have to...

Defining Passion & Provision for Your Business [Podcast]

May 22, 2019

Episode 64: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn define the foundational concepts of Passion & Provision and discuss why they're the most important elements of a healthy, growing company. If you feel like you are barely treading water when it...

How to Build Trust in a Post Trust Era [Podcast]

May 14, 2019

Episode 63: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss the steps for building trust in a post-trust era. Whether you are a business owner, a manager, a team leader, an employee, or client- building trust is essential for achieving speed and...

You Can't Get to Clarity Alone [Podcast]

May 7, 2019

Episode 62: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss 3 critical partnerships you need in your life in order to grow a successful and profitable company. Discover why partnerships, cheerleaders, and advisers help you reach greater clarity in...

Building Your Company on a Passion & Provision Foundation: With guest, John Butler [Podcast]

April 30, 2019

Episode 61: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn continue their conversation with Lead Generation expert, John Butler, and dig deep into the concept of what it actually means to have a Passion & Provision company. If you are feeling a lack of...

Is LinkedIn The Best Place to Find Leads for Your B2B? With guest, John Butler [Podcast]

April 23, 2019

Episode 60:In this episode, Michael and Kathryn are joined by friend and Lead Generation expert, John Butler, to talk about modern day B2B networking and why LinkedIn and Email are great ways to build relationships and credibility. If you run a...

The Difficulty of Dollars and Cents in Your Small Business [Podcast]

April 16, 2019

Episode 59: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn dive into the dollars and cents of the financial side of your small business. Surprisingly, not all small business owners know basic financial terminology or how to analyze their numbers. If you...

How to Avoid Mistakes that Detour Your Company [Podcast]

April 9, 2019

Episode 58: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss temptations that will inevitably distract you from keeping your company on the right track. Whether it's potentially lucrative clients and investors, or an exciting new project or trend,...

Celebrating 6 Months of Building a Village [Podcast]

April 1, 2019

Episode 57: In this episode we get back into the swing of things and recap what we've been up to for the past 6 months. Between building a Village (some of it, literally), filming an entire training course, and dealing with a natural disaster-...

Passion & Provision: Our Journey [Podcast]

October 11, 2018

Episode 56: Michael and Kathryn share their personal story and faith journey leading up to building HaBO Village and their Passion & Provision® training course for Business leaders. It's a very vulnerable and emotional episode, so get ready!

How to Craft Your Company's Vision [Podcast]

August 28, 2018

Episode 55: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss the key components needed to craft your company's Vision. If you've heard the terms core ideology, BHAG, or Mission Statement kicked around, but have never had a clear grasp of their...

Leadership Development (Part 2) with Guest, Terry Walling [Podcast]

August 21, 2018

Episode 54: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn continue their interview with long-time friend and mentor, Terry Walling, who has worked in the field of Leadership Development for over 30 years. Discover why most business leaders struggle to...

Leadership Development (Part 1) with Guest, Terry Walling [Podcast]

August 14, 2018

Episode 53: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn interview long-time friend and mentor, Terry Walling. Terry has a doctorate in Global Leadership Development and has worked as a teacher, coach, and is the president of his own company. He's...

The Road to Growing Your Business: Expect Twists and Turns [Podcast]

August 7, 2018

Episode 52: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss how the road to growing a business is commonly fraught with unexpected twists and turns. Your gut reaction is probably to sweep your business struggles and insecurities under the rug- so if...

Finding Your Company's 'Why' [Podcast]

July 31, 2018

Episode 51: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn reminisce on when they started their marketing company and discuss their big 'why'. If you've ever struggled to pinpoint your 'why' or had difficulty figuring out how to leverage it to influence...

Financial Intelligence: How Do You Rate? [Podcast]

July 23, 2018

Episode 50: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss the importance of understanding the basic fundamentals of finance, especially if you want to avoid potential business disasters. If you don't feel like you have a strong grasp of concepts...

A Smarter Way to Advertise on Facebook [Podcast]

July 10, 2018

Episode 49: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn give an overview of Facebook Advertising and discuss why it's such a powerful marketing tool for your business. If you've been told that you need to advertise on Facebook, but have never had a...

Cognitive Bias: You Know What Happens When You Assume... [Podcast]

July 3, 2018

Episode 48: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss the concept of cognitive biases and break down how biases can interfere with your decision-making, how you lead your company, your communication, and your relationships. If you want to...

How to Tell What Your Customers Need vs. What They Want [Podcast]

June 26, 2018

Episode 47: Michael and Kathryn warn against the danger of assuming your customers accurately know what they need. There's nothing worse than setting yourself (and your customer) up for failure from the get go. Sometimes a customer will say they...

How to Get More Traffic to Your Website [Podcast]

June 20, 2018

Episode 46: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn share the best way to get more traffic to your website. Are you used to the inbound marketing strategies of 5 years ago that centered around blogging? Get up to speed with the most effective...

The Power of Moments [Podcast]

June 12, 2018

Episode 45: Michael and Kathryn discuss Chip Heath and Dan Heath's book, The Power of Moments, and ways you can transform life's transitions, milestones, and pits into extremely powerful moments for your employees and company. Discover how to...

Why Successful Leaders Do These 2 Things: Empower and Protect [Podcast]

June 5, 2018

Episode 44: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss the primary job of any leader: to empower and protect. Discover how you can empower and protect those that follow you so that they can thrive and flourish. If you are a leader in any...

Mad Scientist Leader? It's Time to Grow! [Podcast]

May 29, 2018

Episode 43: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn dive into what it means to have a 'mad scientist' leadership style and the reasons why it can be unhealthy for you and your company. Get insight on how to grow, develop trust, and hold yourself and...

Video Conference Etiquette: 11 Dos and Don'ts [Podcast]

May 15, 2018

Episode 42: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn share the 11 most important Dos and Don'ts when it comes to video conferencing. If you've ever experienced a solo or team video conference call, chances are, you are guilty of at least one of these...

The Future of Work [Podcast]

May 8, 2018

Episode 41: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn share their experience from a recent conference they attended on the Future of Work. When we think about the future of work in our world, there are many areas to consider such as technology, health...

The Impact of Vision on Your Business [Podcast]

May 1, 2018

Episode 40: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn give a high-level definition of vision and discuss how it impacts areas of your business including Leadership, Marketing, Management, and Finance. If you've ever struggled to articulate your...

How To Influence Like a Rock Star [Podcast]

April 24, 2018

Episode 39:In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss the 6 major areas of influence as described in Robert Cialdini's book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. If you want more profit and joy in your company, need to improve your...

Get a Grip: That Moment When You Have to Work with Millennials [Podcast]

April 17, 2018

Episode 38: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss the demographic of current 18 to 35 year-olds, commonly referred to as 'Millennials.' Should you believe stereotypes that say every Millennial you encounter in the workplace is a narcissist...

Why You Shouldn't Overlook Your Company's Contribution and Legacy [Podcast]

April 5, 2018

Episode 37: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn dive into the definitions of contribution and legacy. If you've ever wondered what it truly means for you and your company to leave a legacy and make an impact in the world, give this episode a...

Recognizing Your Business's Blindspots [Podcast]

November 7, 2017

Episode 36: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss what it means to have blindspots in your business. To get from point A to point B you need some kind of reference point. But what if that reference point is poor quality or out-of-date?...

Humanity in Business: Joe Polish's 9 Steps to Magic Rapport [Podcast]

October 17, 2017

Episode 35: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn give an overview of Joe Polish's 9 Steps to Magic Rapport. Improve the quality and longevity of your business relationships with these helpful tips. Gain insight into networking, your customer and...

Why Your Company Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Amazon [Podcast]

October 10, 2017

Episode 34: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss the online marketplace giant, Amazon.  30% of all online purchases occur on Amazon, a major influencer in the e-commerce industry. Give this podcast a listen to discover the latest trends...

Lessons in Networking: Simple Strategies for Building Better Relationships [Podcast]

September 26, 2017

Episode 33: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn recount their experiences at the 2017 Digital Marketer conference and discuss techniques for good business networking. Overcome your hatred of networking with these simple strategies for engaging...

What a Famous 13th Century Art Fresco Can Teach Business Leaders Today [Podcast]

September 19, 2017

Episode 32: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss and analyze a 13th century work of art known as "The Allegory of Good and Bad Government". They paint a verbal picture of the artwork's imagery, discuss how it relates to businesses today,...

The Secret to Speed Reading People: What Every Business Leader Should Know [Podcast]

September 5, 2017

Episode 31: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss a useful method for speed reading a person's personality type based on the psychology of the Myers Briggs personality inventory. You will discover how to quickly ascertain someone's...

Using Strategy to Build Your Business: Stories of Pizza and Beer [Podcast]

August 29, 2017

Episode 30:In this episode, Michael and Kathryn give a high level definition of Strategy and discuss why every company, big or small, needs to effectively strategize in order to achieve its major objectives. Gain insight on ways to think about...

The Power of Philanthropic Marketing [Podcast]

July 25, 2017

Episode 29: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn expand on the intriguing dynamic within Philanthropic Marketing and how it can be both fulfilling and strategic for your presence in the community. 

Have you considered the impact you can make as a

How to Get More of Your Emails Opened and Read [Podcast]

June 27, 2017

Episode 28: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn expand on highly useful tips provided by Nancy Harhut in 10 Human Behavior Hacks that Will Change the Way You Create Email.

Ever wondered how to improve your email open rate and ultimately grow...

How Grief Affects Your Company and How to Handle It [Podcast]

June 20, 2017

Episode 27: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss the topic of grief and how it affects your company. Whether you are a leader who is experiencing grief, or it's one of your employees, knowing the 5 Stages of Grief and how to identify them...

How Retargeting Can Make You More Money [Podcast]

June 13, 2017

Episode 26: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss the marketing strategy known as retargeting. This simple online strategy can help you generate more leads and customers, and ultimately will make you more money.

How Customer Service Affects Everything [Podcast]

May 23, 2017

Episode 25: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss customer service, why it matters, how it affects your entire company, and how to improve your strategy. Learn how customer service done right can help you build your Passion and Provision...

"The Ideal Team Player" Book Review [Podcast]

May 16, 2017

Episode 24: Michael and Kathryn review Patrick Lencioni's book, "The Ideal Team Player" and discuss how it will help you hire, fire, and evaluate current employees in your Passion and Provision Company.

When to Fire a Client [Podcast]

May 9, 2017

Episode 23: In this episode, Kathryn and Michael discuss how you will know it's time to fire a client. In the business world, 20% of your customers will cause you 80% of your pain. But how exactly will you know it's time to say goodbye? Discover...

The Power of Group Dynamics [Podcast]

May 2, 2017

Episode 22: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn discuss the reasons why you should pay attention to group dynamics and how they affect your company and customers. This podcast will help you understand why dynamics change with different group...

Myers Briggs 101 and How We Use It [Podcast]

April 25, 2017

Episode 21: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn give an introduction to the personality test known as Myers Briggs. They discuss the importance of understanding yourself and how that will lead to a better understanding of others. Understanding...

How to Speak to Your Ideal Customer [Podcast]

April 18, 2017

Episode 20: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn talk about why it is critical to develop a buyer persona. By developing and using personas you can reach more people with a stronger message that turns more of those people into paying customers.

Why Leaders Need Mentors [Podcast]

April 11, 2017

Episode 19: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn talk about why it's important for leaders to have mentors, the 4 types of mentors, and the ways mentors impact and shape our lives. Learn more about mentors and mentoring in this week's podcast.

Customer Value Journey [Podcast]

April 4, 2017

Episode 18: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn talk about how to build relationships with customers to turn them into raving fans. Sales is not about cold calls, but providing value and building relationships. 

How to hire well for your Passion & Provision Company [Podcast]

March 29, 2017

Episode 17: Michael and Kathryn speak on hiring the right employees for the job. There are key areas to look at in hiring. Michael and Kathryn believe you should start with "character and competence." What does that mean? Give this episode a...

The Importance of Happy Employees in a Passion & Provision Company [Podcast]

March 22, 2017

Episode 16: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn speak on why happy employees are not a warm, fuzzy fantasy, but add to the bottom line of every business. Even big, profitable companies are leaving money on the table if their staff is...

Leadership Fundamentals [Podcast]

March 14, 2017

Episode 15: Michael and Kathryn divide the fundamentals of leadership into two aspects: internal and external leadership tasks and development. This is the 30,000 foot overview of the fundamentals of holistic leadership. If you are ready for some...

The Two Types of Leaders You Need to Know [Podcast]

March 8, 2017

Episode 14: Michael and Kathryn describe the two types of leaders essential to the health of every business: Visionaries and Administrators. They Identify and describe these leadership pairs and contrast the two. Does your business have the right...

Building Your Email List [Podcast]

February 28, 2017

Episode 13: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn talk about building your email list. Yes, that's right. Email isn't dead! Email marketing is alive and well and it should be a part of your marketing strategy. Don't believe us? Then you should...

Writing Good Copy for Marketing [Podcast]

February 21, 2017

Episode 12: In this episode, Michael and Kathryn start diving into what it means to have good copy for your marketing. Because this dynamic duo have been running a successful marketing and advertising agency for more than a decade, it's safe to...

Understand Your Fuzzy Terms and Communication [Podcast]

February 14, 2017

Episode 11: Michael and Kathryn discuss how difficult communicating clearly can really be. We all use what we call "fuzzy terms" in our day-to-day language even in a professional setting. These "fuzzy terms" complicate the way that we communicate...

Keeping an Eye on Being Profitable [Podcast]

February 7, 2017

Episode 10: In this episode you will find an honest conversation regarding the hardships of staying profitable within your business regardless of the size of your company. Making decisions that impact the profitability of your business can be...

The Importance of Rest to Entrepreneurs [Podcast]

January 31, 2017

Episode 9: Michael and Kathryn are podcasting from the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. Our fearless leaders felt it was important to teach and have a candid conversation about the necessity of rest and how easy it is to put your rest on the back...

5 Marketing Tips From Inbound [Podcast]

December 2, 2016

Episode 7: Michael and Kathryn recorded in Boston, MA while attending Hubspot’s INBOUND conference. The best of business, advertising and marketing, specifically inbound marketing professionals attend to hear from a variety of different speakers...

The Building Blocks of Good Management [Podcast]

September 28, 2016

Episode 6: Are you interested in learning a management style that not only is proven to be successful but is healthy as well? Then this episode is just for you! We believe that a good manager is a good leader and is a crucial piece to building a...

The Power of Financial Reports for Passion and Provision [Podcast]

August 25, 2016

Episode 5: Michael and Kathryn discuss a crucial part of your business: finances.  If you are in need of a high-level understanding of the financial reports that you are required to have in order to run your business, then this episode is for...

The Parts of Marketing with Passion and Provision [Podcast]

June 3, 2016

Episode 4: Michael and Kathryn break down the critical pieces of marketing and how they create winning marketing plans for clients. Leaders know that marketing is key to any company's success, but it often gets neglected because they don't fully...

What is a Passion and Provision Company? [Podcast]

April 13, 2016

Episode 2:  This is a foundational podcast in this series. Michael and Kathryn discuss the important overarching themes of Passion and Provision and what they have to do with running a business.

Premier Episode - What is HaBO Village? [Podcast]

April 4, 2016

In this premier episode, Michael and Kathryn introduce themselves and begin unpacking the core reasons for the HaBO Village podcast and why they believe it will be of value to leaders and entrepreneurs alike.

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