For Joe Cirulli, Owner of Gainesville Health & Fitness Center, leadership comes down to finding what you're passionate about and giving it your all. Though his company is now a Forbes Small Giant, Joe's journey has included hardships and lessons learned, from early childhood lessons on the fragility of health to how he finally uncovered what was truly important to him — inspiring people to become their best. This episode, Joe engages in a genuine, authentic conversation about the time and effort he's invested in building a business that makes the world a better place.
Looking back on her life, Kathy Steele, Founder & CEO of Red Caffeine, has earned her stripes as a purpose-driven leader and an entrepreneur. She first ventured into entrepreneurship after quitting a full-time job, a single mother with less than a month's rent in her bank account. But she was determined to build a great business and deliver on her vision. This episode, Kathy shares the invaluable lessons she learned from a business divorce, brushing off early failures, and leading by serving.
Today on the Growing With Purpose podcast, Paul Spiegelman interviews Chris McKee, Founder & Managing Partner of Venturity. Looking back on his life, Chris never imagined himself becoming an entrepreneur. In fact, his dream growing up was to become an accountant and sit in a cubicle doing reconciliations. What changed? This episode, Chris shares the invaluable lessons he learned while fishing with his grandfather, how he unlearned his authoritative leadership style, and his journey to becoming a purpose-driven leader.
Today on the Growing with Purpose podcast, Paul Spiegelman interviews Forbes Small Giant, Anne Hed, Co-Founder and CEO of HED Cycling Products Inc. Anne's story is both a business and a love story. It begins with Anne as a young and broke college student with a desire to win the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii. Per her friend's suggestion, she finds herself at a small bike shop in Minneapolis, where she asks the barefoot, shirtless, greasy owner, Steve Hed, for $100 and a bike to enter the triathlon. And that's just the beginning...
This episode Paul chats with Laura Boone, a successful entrepreneur who has used her intuitive gifts of clairvoyance and clairsentience to help others grow and thrive for over 25 years. She is passionate about applying astrology, tarot, and the esoteric arts in practical applications and committed to inspiring companies, communities, families and individuals. Paul finds out what has shaped her business and life.
When David finished school, he followed the family tradition of working at GE. By 2006, he had decided he wanted to do his own thing, so he founded P1 Industries, manufacturing engineered parts for power plants (like GE). Next up P1 is manufacturing for 3-D technologies. In this episode, Paul chats with David about what has shaped his life and business.
Paul chats with Jill Nelson, Founder and CEO of Ruby Receptionists, about what shaped her business and life. From humble beginnings, Jill has grown Ruby Receptionists into a four-time winner of FORTUNE magazine’s top five Best Small Companies to Work for, and a Portland Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies in Oregon recipient for the past nine years. A fervent supporter of local business, she has served on the board of Entrepreneurs Organization for over five years and acted as a mentor in its Accelerator program, successfully helping business owners reach that $1,000,000 revenue mark. A sought after speaker on culture driven growth, Jill has shared her management philosophy of incenting, inspiring, and empowering employees with global brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Leroy Merlin of Europe, and Kiabi of France. Her vision for Ruby includes a workplace employees are excited to come to each day, and are inspired to learn, grow, and connect with others.
This episode Paul chats with Ty Hagler, Principal at Trig®, an Innovation, Design, and Marketing firm based in Chapel Hill, NCabout what shaped his business and life. In the early part of his career, he wore two hats – one being an Olympic hopeful in the sport of sprint kayaking, and the other being a product designer with Home Depot’s innovation department. Ty started his design consulting business in 2008 while also earning an MBA at NC State. Having weathered the economic roller coaster.