1. Joseph Woodbury, Colton Gardner, and Preston Alder are the co-founders of Neighbor. Neighbor is the "Airbnb of storage." In this episode, I interview Joseph and Colton about their experience as relatively new leaders.

    During our conversation we covered:

    The challenge that led to the founding of Neighbor and the intentional role fostering community plays. (2:29)
    What motivated people who weren't thinking about being entrepreneurs to take the risk of building startup. (6:25)
    The role these play as leaders on the team. (9:15)
    Their biggest surprise being leaders Neighbor. (11:15)
    The value of having experience on your side. (19:00)
    Using data to drive decision-making. (20:00)
    How they keep each other accountable. (25:40)
    The power of two-way feedback sessions. (30:40)
    How do they avoid the distraction of bright and shiny objects? (33:45)
    Getting better as a new leader. (36:40)
    The challenge that led to the founding of Neighbor and the intentional role fostering community plays. (2:29)

    The best ways to connect with Joseph and Colton:

    Web: storagebyneighbor.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/woodburyjoseph1
    Twitter: twitter.com/coltongardner
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  2. Bassam Salem is the CEO of Atlas RTX based in Park City, UT. They deliver an integrated A.I. chatbot and message platform that enables a real-time customer experience that moves seamlessly from A.I. chatbots to real, live humans. I had a chance to meet the team and they are an impressive group of individuals.

    Previous he was the Chief Operating Officer at MaritzCX and the Chief Business Officer at inContact.

    During our conversation we discussed:

    His first professional leadership experience and the importance of having a mentor who really cared (5:57)
    The biggest change in his leadership approach over the years – evolving from an analytical to more human-focused style and how hard that is (11:45)
    His real leadership heroes – those that swim against “norms” (13:45)
    How sure we are that we are right when we are dead wrong (14:10)
    The key to making a difference as an entrepreneur (17:00)
    His leadership style today – ”communal” (22:45)
    Making unpopular decisions (25:00)
    His vulnerable awareness of things he is still working on (24:10, 28:00)
    The evolution of his leadership mindset (30:45)
    How he maintains his energy level (33:30)
    The connection between personal and professional success (36:15)
     

    Complete show notes and a transcript of the podcast are available on our show site: seekingexcellence.io

     

    The best ways to connect with Bassam and AtlasRTX:

    Web: atlasrtx.com/
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/bassam/
    Twitter: twitter.com/BassamSalem
    Instagram: instagram.com/bassamtsalem/
     

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    Twitter - twitter.com/brettpinegar
    LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/brettpinegar/
    Instagram - instagram.com/brettpinegar/
    Facebook - facebook.com/brettpinegar/
     

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  3. Stephenie Larsen is the CEO of Encircle, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to deepen and enrich the conversation among communities of faith and LGBTQ teens and young adults. They teach individuals to love themselves and empower families to cultivate an environment where LGBTQ individuals can thrive.

    During our conversation we discuss:

    Why Stephenie started Encircle and how her vision for what it could be has grown.
    How her belief in her purpose helped be brave, the strong motivation she has to get “stuff” done, willingness to accept the help of others and give people a chance.
    How we came to realize that "all people matter" and why she enjoys getting to know people in the shadows.
    The power of learning to work hard.
    Daily questions she asks herself to hold herself accountable.
    The value of celebrating the small things.
    Dealing with differences in perspective and belief while still respecting everyone.
    Wanting to do something big and finding herself as a woman.
    The importance of being an effective communicator.
    Complete show notes and a transcript of the podcast are available at - brettpinegar.com/seekingexcellence

     

    The best ways to connect with Stephenie and Encircle are:

    Web:  encircletogether.org/
    Facebook:  facebook.com/encircletogether/
    Instagram:  instagram.com/encircletogether/
    Twitter:  twitter.com/encircle2gether
     

    You can follow Brett Pinegar on:

    Twitter - twitter.com/brettpinegar
    LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/brettpinegar/
    Instagram - instagram.com/brettpinegar/
    Facebook - facebook.com/brettpinegar/
     

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    seekingexcellence.io

     

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  4. Brock Blake is the CEO of Lendio. Lendio is a small business loan marketplace, where business owner fills out one application, and gets access to about 75 lenders on our platform, and can comparison show, and choose the loan that is best for them.

    I love their mission of fueling the American Dream.

    During our conversation we discuss:

    How the business pivoted and evolved the business to the place it is today.
    How team members share customer stories to inspire each other.
    What they did when they received a “bad” customer review to turn things around.
    Increase the pace of change and winning by failing faster.
    Where he gets his motivation and drive from and how that has changed over time.
    The intentionality he brings to his life and work.
    How he took on the challenge of being a great CEO and a great dad.
    Books he is reading and much more.
    Books Brock recommends:

    High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendan Burchard
    The Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story by John Walsh
    The best ways to connect with Brock are:

    Twitter: twitter.com/BrockBlake
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/brockblake/
    Instagram: instagram.com/brockblake/
    Facebook: facebook.com/brockblake
    You can follow Brett Pinegar on:

    Twitter - twitter.com/brettpinegar
    LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/brettpinegar/
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    Facebook - facebook.com/brettpinegar/
    Subscribe to SEEKING EXCELLENCE now and if you love it, rate, review, and if you feel so inclined, please share it with folks you think would be interested.

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    Stitcher - stitcher.com/podcast/brett-pinegar/seeking-excellence-with-brett-pinegar
    Spotify - open.spotify.com/show/15NBZQtezyMyhQl1DtZrPN?si=WWlV6wHfRN2NyHLEgaY9TA
    YouTube - youtube.com/channel/UC-jPkKXsvOfmwabnv7aHc0w
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  5. Summer Harris is the CEO of Baby Bling, an infant accessory company based in Utah. Baby Bling was founded in 2005 and has grown from a creative endeavor into a thriving business owned by women. Summer offers a compelling example that leadership excellence doesn’t depend on a business school degree or earning your stripes working for a well-known company. Summer is self-taught. She is hungry to develop and offers a path that more and more people are taking today.

    During our conversation, Summer shares insights on:

    Overcoming insecurities
    Battling gender discrimination in the business environment
    Evolving as a leader and staying passionate
    Staying open to opportunities
    Being humble enough to keep learning and growing
    And much more.
    Complete show notes and a transcript of the podcast are available at - brettpinegar.com/seekingexcellence

     

    The best ways to connect with Summer are:

    Instagram: instagram.com/babybling/
    Facebook: facebook.com/Baby-Bling-Bows-54956972433/
     

    You can follow Brett Pinegar on:

    Twitter - twitter.com/brettpinegar
    LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/brettpinegar/
    Instagram - instagram.com/brettpinegar/
    Facebook - facebook.com/brettpinegar/
     

    Subscribe to SEEKING EXCELLENCE now and if you love it, rate, review, and if you feel so inclined, please share it with folks you think would be interested.

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    Google Play - play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ieeuey3tmjmrycs5wjukbwc7yne
    Stitcher - stitcher.com/podcast/brett-pinegar/seeking-excellence-with-brett-pinegar
    Spotify - open.spotify.com/show/15NBZQtezyMyhQl1DtZrPN?si=WWlV6wHfRN2NyHLEgaY9TA
    YouTube - youtube.com/channel/UC-jPkKXsvOfmwabnv7aHc0w
    Vimeo - Seeking Excellence Podcast

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