Business Confidential Now With Hanna Hasl-kelchner



Weekly podcast for smart entrepreneurs featuring interviews with business experts, thought leaders and authors who share their secrets for more success


  • How to Keep Your Business Motivation Mojo Turbocharged

    13/01/2022 Duración: 23min

    BUSINESS MOTIVATIONHow to stay motivated as you build and grow your business can sometimes feel like pushing a mule up hill. There are days you feel it and, let’s be honest, days you don’t. How can you keep your business motivation mojo turbocharged? Today’s guest, Dr. Ronald Dalrymple, is the author of The Inner Manager and a licensed psychologist who offers some tips and strategies. What You’ll Discover About Business Motivation (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * The birth of quantum field psychology [01:47] * How emotional intelligence impacts the energy and motivation in the room [03:52] * How a leader’s imposter syndrome can infect an entire organization [05:55] * How harnessing the power of positive thinking impacts business motivation [08:28] * Business motivation and programing your mind for success [10:22] * How strategic hiring helps keep business motivation high [12:38] * How the power of

  • How Encouraging Ambition Transforms Employees From Ordinary to Extraordinary

    06/01/2022 Duración: 26min

    AMBITIONSome employees have it. Some employees don’t. While some managers fear ambitious employees, today’s guest Cheryl Johnson literally wrote the book on it and says your employee’s ambition is really the key to your business success and she explains how you can harness it. What You’ll Discover About Ambition (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * Why ambition is often missing in employees [01:05] * How organizations dampen employee ambition and trust [05:00] * How fear of failure crushes ambition [09:26] * How to encourage employee ambition and initiative [09:19] * The pivotal connection between ambition and confidence [11:12] * How better on-boarding and managing expectations builds confidence, initiative, ambition and trust [18:48] * How businesses can hire for good, not ruthless, ambition [21:58] * The single most important thing managers need to know about ambition [25:03] * And much M

  • Seizing a Golden Business Opportunity: The Krisspi Story

    30/12/2021 Duración: 22min

    Golden Business OpportunitySeizing a golden business opportunity is every entrepreneur’s dream. But how do you do it? Derrick Butler, Founder and CEO of Krisspi Technologies shares his remarkable entrepreneurial success story, from what inspired him to what he learned on his incredible journey. What You’ll Discover About a Golden Business Opportunity (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * Inspiration for his golden business opportunity [01:21] * 2 Personal habits that turn a golden business opportunity into success [05:09] * Leadership challenges of executing a golden business opportunity [07:57] * Strategically tapping your network [09:05] * Lessons learned from the golden business opportunity journey [12:17]  * How startups can optimize their own golden business opportunity [14:58] * And much MORE. ♥ Share this episode with someone you think will benefit from it. ♥ ♥ Leave a review

  • Easiest Way to Establish an Attractive Business Exit Strategy with Financial Security

    23/12/2021 Duración: 20min

    Business Exit StrategyDo you have a realistic exit strategy for your business? One that will give you financial security? Or do you just plan to turn the lights off one day, unplug your computer and call it quits? Or maybe you’re not sure. Well, if you want more financial security than cashing your last paycheck, you’ll love today’s guest, Ashley Micciche – CEO of True North Retirement Advisors. What You’ll Discover About a Business Exit Strategy (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * Best time line for developing a business exit strategy [01:23] * How to control your business exit strategy [03:50] * Maintaining confidentiality while planning a business exit strategy [07:02] * 4 Financial items to include in a business exit strategy for financial security [10:26] * Most common business exit strategy hiccups [15:12] * And much MORE. ♥ Share this episode with someone you think will benefit from it.&n

  • How to Continuously Thrive Amid Uncertainty

    16/12/2021 Duración: 25min

    Thrive Amid UncertaintyHow to thrive amid uncertainty is a perennial question. Add a financial crisis or a health crisis like Covid to the mix and you’ve really got a hot mess on your hands. So how do you keep your head up and continuously thrive amid uncertainty? Meridith Elliott Powell, author of (Thrive: Strategies to Turn Uncertainty into Competitive Advantage,) offers insights based on her research of the oldest, continuously running businesses on the planet. What You’ll Discover About How to Thrive Amid Adversity (highlights &

  • How Women in Business Can Increase Their Influential Leadership Skills

    09/12/2021 Duración: 20min

    Influential Leadership SkillsTips for developing influential leadership skills are not often talked about in the workplace yet they’re often what hold women back from achieving next-level leadership career success according to Lisa Anderson, author of Invisible Professional to Influential Leader.   What You’ll Discover About Influential Leadership Skills (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * Where women often fall short on influential leadership skills [02:00] * How to handle naysayers when building influential leadership skills [04:31] * How to handle bullies when building influential leadership skills [07:19] * How to outmaneuver office politics when building influential leadership skills [08:27] * 2 Things that can derail women's ability to develop more influential leadership skills [11:56] * Action and reflection exercises designed to help build more influential leadership [15:37] * And m

  • How to Reliably Improve Workplace Productivity with Proven Strategies

    02/12/2021 Duración: 24min

    Improve Workplace ProductivityLooking to improve your workplace productivity? Tried investing in technology and getting minimal return on your investment? Tim Ringo offers a unique perspective on how engaged employees harness smart technology and transform the workplace and how you can use those strategies to improve workplace productivity in your business. What You’ll Discover About How to Improve Workplace Productivity (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * What workplace productivity problems need improving [01:21] * Conquering technology overwhelm to improve workplace productivity [02:48] * Improving workplace productivity with human-centric technology [04:44] * What makes technology human-centric [05:23] * How to get employee buy-in to improve workplace productivity [07:43] * How Main Street businesses can improve workplace productivity [10:01] * The leadership mindset shift necessary to improve wor

  • How to Adopt Disney's Magical Customer Experience in Your Business

    25/11/2021 Duración: 24min

    MAGICAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCEDoes creating a magical customer experience sound like a bunch of marketing pie in the sky? Well, today’s guest is a Disney management alum, and he says that you don’t need a roller coaster or nightly fireworks to create a magical customer experience. So stay tuned and let’s find out how. What You’ll Discover About the Magical Customer Experience (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * Unpacking the magical customer experience [01:26] * How to adopt the magical customer experience for your business [04:25] * How small gifts create a magical customer experience and increase revenue [07:28] * How to get ideas for making your own magical customer experience [08:28] * How Disney’s Law of Unlimited Abundance fits into the magical customer experience [12:05] * How to keep new hires from ruining the magic [15:10] * Salvaging the magical customer experience when things go wrong [17:1

  • How Savvy Leaders can Nurture Remarkably Resilient Teams

    18/11/2021 Duración: 23min

    Resilient TeamsResilient teams are the ones that are able to adapt and even thrive in during tough times, such as the Covid pandemic. But just as everyone likes to think they are the best drivers on the road, the best parents, or the best business leaders, you never really know until you’re put to the test and a business crisis is a heck of a time to find our your business team is really not as resilient as you thought they were. My next guest, Lisa Koss is a developmental coach and author of (Leading for Learning: How Managers Can Get Business Results Through Developmental Coaching and Inspire Deep Employee Commitment) who can help you turn that wishful thinking into reality with time tested tips on how to create remarkably resilient teams. What You’ll Discover About Resilient Teams (highlights &am

  • Simple Ways to Remarkably Reduce Racial Bias in the Workplace

    11/11/2021 Duración: 29min

    Racial Bias in the WorkplaceRacial bias in the workplace is an open secret to those who experience it and a symptom of willful blindness to those who inflict it. It’s a serious problems. Today’s guest, Daralyse Lyons is an activist who works tirelessly to shine a spotlinght on these issues and offer solutions on how to start fixing it. What You’ll Discover About Racial Bias in the Workplace (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * What most people fail to grasp about diversity [01:45] * How to calm fears about diversity in the workplace [05:23] * What it means to “do the work in a meaningful way” [08:59] * How experiencing racial bias in the workplace is multilayered [11:23] * Proactive steps employees can take to reduce racial bias in the workplace [13:05] * Proactive steps employers can take to reduce racial bias in the workplace [14:37] * The role of microaggressions in contributing to racial bias in t

  • How to Neutralize Negotiation Head Trips and Win More Often

    04/11/2021 Duración: 25min

    Negotiation Head TripsNegotiation head trips can take you down a dark hole that can not only jeopardize your deals but also your future. If you’d like more control over the negotiation process, stay tuned for my next guest, he’s the author of Negotiating From the Inside Out with some fascinating tips for how to neutralize those nasty negotiation head trips and win more often. What You’ll Discover About Negotiation Head Trips (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * The 3 types of negotiators [01:04] * How to rate yourself as a negotiator [03:17] * The different types of negotiation head trips [07:40] * The “Your competition is cheaper” tactic [08:31] * The “Flinch” tactic [09:17] * The “Contract fait accompli” tactic [09:39] * The “Escalation” tactic [10:28] * The Karpman drama triangle of negotiation head trips [11:27] * Effective tactics for neutralizing negotiation head trips [14:53] * Most c

  • Why Introverts at Work Are an Incredibly Valuable Asset

    28/10/2021 Duración: 26min

    Introverts at WorkAre the introverts at work people who are outside your inner circle? The ones you quietly let do their work like Old Faithful? Or are the introverts at work the hidden powerhouses and secret weapons on your team? Steve Friedman, a self-proclaimed introvert and author of In Search of Courage: An Introvert’s Story, helps us explore these paths and pulls back the curtain on the myths and stereotypes surrounding introverts. What You’ll Discover About Introverts at Work (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * What it means to be an introvert at work [01:17] * The 5 phases of introversion [04:20] * How to know if you’re one of the introverts at work [07:34] * Biggest myth about introverts at work [09:34] * How introverts at work can get the recognition they deserve [10:46] * What is often misunderstood about introverts at work [13:40] * What introverts at work can do to bust common stereoty

  • Savvy Solutions for How to Successfully Scale a Brand

    21/10/2021 Duración: 27min

    SUCCESFULLY SCALE A BRANDFiguring out how to successfully scale a brand is much easier said than done. Not everyone has $20 million to build their food, beverage or beauty brand. Today’s guest, Dr. James Richardson, author of Ramping Your Brand, has extensive experience scaling products in the consumer-packaged goods industry and offers valuable insights on what works and what doesn’t. What You’ll Discover About How to Successfully Scale a Brand (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * How connection and habits are the key to successfully scale a brand [01:38] * The illusion of innovation [03:32] * The role of packaging if you want to successfully scale a brand [06:00] * How appealing to a mass market to successfully scale a brand requires more than a mission [07:09] * The critical role of consumer feedback [09:32] * Why you must sell strategically to successfully scale a brand [11:56] * How small and ear

  • How to Use More Strategic Alignment to Reliably Grow Your Business

    14/10/2021 Duración: 23min

    More Strategic AlignmentThe need for more strategic alignment is probably the answer if you’re experiencing hit or miss business growth. Today’s guest, Art Johnson, author of The Art of Alignment: A Data-Driven Approach to Lead Aligned Organizations, has the helpful tips you need to achieve the reliable growth and prosperity you deserve. What You’ll Discover About More Strategic Alignment (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * How business cultures get out of alignment [01:32] * How to hire the right employees for more strategic alignment [03:17] * How employee-buy-in and commitment produces more strategic alignment [06:38] * The leadership traits needed to achieve more strategic alignment [10:06] * The role of employee empowerment in achieving more strategic alignment [13:20] * The 9 pillars of alignment from “The Art of Alignment” [15:44] * And much MORE. ♥ Share this episode with someone you t

  • How to Really Improve Data-Backed Decisions in Your Business

    07/10/2021 Duración: 21min

    Data-Backed DecisionsData-backed decisions have an air of authority and legitimacy about them that shooting from the hip definitely does not. But today’s guest, Ruben Ugarte, author of Data Mirage, says too many companies fail to use their data properly. Is this happening in your organization? What You’ll Discover About Data-Backed Decisions (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * How to be more strategic in collecting data for data-backed decisions [01:31] * Best way to think about data to improve data-backed decisions – a framework [02:37] * How KPIs can be misleading [04:30] * 3 Common problems that thwart data-backed decisions [05:56] * What small business owners need to consider to improve data-backed decisions [08:35] * What The Data Mirage teaches about data-backed decision making [11:31] * How small business owners can get more disciplined and focused in their data-backed decisions [13:13] * How to trust your d

  • Reliable Ways to Beat the Odds and Successfully Scale Your Business

    30/09/2021 Duración: 19min

    Successfully Scale Your BusinessHow do you successfully scale your business once your business has a market for its goods or services and your focus shifts to growth? Today’s special guest, Jan Cavelle, has built a multi-million turnover business and has some time-tested tips so you too can successfully scale your business. What You’ll Discover About How to Successfully Scale Your Business (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * Jan Cavelle’s personal success story of how to successfully scale your business [01:20] * Drifting vs. planning when attempting to successfully scale your business [02:53] * How instead of successfully scaling your business you could be ruining it [07:43] * Highlights from Scale for Success book [10:37] * How necessity became the mother of invention [15:42] * The most valuable tip for how to successfully scale your business [16:47] * And much MORE. ♥ Share this episode with

  • How to Avoid Missed Sales Opportunities by Zeroing in on Changes in Buyer Behavior

    23/09/2021 Duración: 22min

    Missed Sales OpportunitiesCould you be ignoring changes in buyer behavior and accidently creating missed sales opportunities? What if you could capture those missed sales opportunities that are hiding in plain view? Today’s special guest, Liz Harr, co-author of Inside the Buyer’s Brain offers some tips on how to do exactly that. What You’ll Discover About Missed Sales Opportunities (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * Why identifying missed sales opportunities requires getting inside the buyer’s brain [01:12] * Common missed sales opportunities signals [03:10] * The top overlooked buyer criteria that results in missed sales opportunities [05:40] * How understanding the stages of the buyer’s journey helps avoid missed sales opportunities [07:30] * Two important research finds on how buyer behavior has changed [11:01] * How to prove your expertise and side-step missed sales opportunities [14:53] * And m

  • How Stress and System Overload Actually Impacts Problem Solving

    16/09/2021 Duración: 19min

    Stress and System OverloadAre you experiencing stress and a system overload? If you are, you’re not alone. It’s a big club and getting bigger every day as the business world keeps getting more complicated and taxes our ability to do more with less and less. Today’s special guest, Steven Howard, says we’re often unaware of how stress and multitasking triggers poor thinking, poor decisions and poor outcomes. In our conversation he shares his research and offers tips on how we can flip that script. What You’ll Discover About Stress and System Overload (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * How stress and system overload hijacks decision-making [01:33] * The difference reacting vs. responding makes in decision-making [02:05] * Why stress and system overload contribute to drama in the workplace [03:11] * How to stop the emotional hijacking of the decision-making process [04:37]  * What to do when your

  • How to Get More Employee Buy-in and Commitment For What Management Wants to Do

    09/09/2021 Duración: 20min

    Employee Buy-in and CommitmentGetting employee buy-in and commitment can be a HUGE challenge when it involves making changes in the workplace. How do you get you people on board to make it work? That’s exactly what we’re going to talk about with Sean Fields, a licensed professional engineer who has seen first hand what happens to management change initiatives when management fails to get sufficient employee buy-in and commitment. What You’ll Discover About Employee Buy-in and Commitment (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * 2 Reasons why employee buy-in and commitment can’t be assumed [01:13] * Importance of anticipating the human cost of change management in getting employee buy-in and commitment [03:13] * The critical need for having a product-centric perspective [07:30] * Impact of non-product centric perspectives on employee buy-in and commitment [09:10] * When to bring employees into the ch

  • Why Improving Franchise Growth is the Easiest Way to Unlock More Wealth

    02/09/2021 Duración: 19min

    Improving Franchise GrowthIf you want to know how to become a thriving franchise superstar by improving franchise growth you’re in the right place because my next guest, Scott Greenberg, literally wrote the book on the subject. Scott is the author of (The Wealthy Franchisee) and he’s here to share some ways for improving franchise growth to help you unlock more wealth and financial security for you, your family and your employees. What You’ll Discover About Improving Franchise Growth (highlights & transcript): (HIGHLIGHTSCLICK HERE FOR AUDIO TRANSCRIPT) * The mindset needed to improve franchise growth [01:19] * Why more respect for hourly workers is necessary for improving franchise growth [03:52] * How to help employees grow vs. merely directing their work [06:59] * Improving franchise growth and the irony of customer service [08:38] * Mind traps that keep you from improving franchise gr

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