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Managing a small team or business comes with a unique set of challenges. With limited resources and man power - it's easy for things to often times feel chaotic and out of your control. How can you as a leader accomplish your goals while keeping your team engaged, effective, and accountable? This podcast will give you practical strategies that you can implement now to lead your team or business to reach it's fullest potential.
 
You won’t find fluff here. I don’t waste your time with a bunch of yammering about things that don’t matter. You won’t sit through endless commercials. I have no sponsors. You and I are going to have regular meetings on the things that matter most to you in your business and entrepreneurial lifestyle. I’ll share successes and failures. Nothing is off limits. You will enjoy topics including: Entrepreneurship, business, marketing, advertising, Facebook marketing, entrepreneurial travel, person ...
 
Welcome to Create New Futures. Every episode, best-selling author and host Aviv Shahar will explore ideas and insights that can awaken and inspire you to the opportunities you have to create new futures for you, your family, your teams, and for your business. Life is too short to not be engaged in fascinating conversations that open, inspire and unleash new ways of thinking and seeing possibilities and beauty. Through Create New Futures, Aviv will engage in conversation with leaders and expe ...
 
Leverage is an on-demand outsourcing platform that helps business owners and entrepreneurs scale without the pain, cost, and risk of hiring. With a team of vetted experts spanning across all areas of marketing and growth, we serve as an agile extension to your team—allowing you to get more done in less time. The goal of the Leverage Podcast is simple: to learn from the best and discover how we can all live a better life, build a more fruitful business, and be more productive. Leverage’s Foun ...
 
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This week on the podcast, Nick is chatting with Kary Oberbrunner, the author of Unhackable and founder of Igniting Souls Publishing Agency. Just like Nick, Kary is obsessed with helping people become more productive—the only difference is that Kary takes a slightly different approach, by making people unhackable. If you've ever been set up to be pr…
 
Persuading somebody to change their mind about anything or to make a change in some aspect of their life is not an easy task – but it can be done. Brian Ahearn has literally written the book on the art of persuasion and influence: it’s called Persuasive Selling for Relationship Driven Insurance Agents. His first book, Influence PEOPLE, was an Amazo…
 
COVID has significantly impacted all aspects of our lives – especially from a financial perspective. Doug Feller, a principal with Investment Partners, has watched the COVID fallout closely with regard to the changes in financial planning habits. Today he’s going to share his observations and give us some tips to help us get back on track. Listen t…
 
If there’s one thing that never goes out of style it’s “succession planning.” That’s because owners want to ensure that the business they’ve dedicated their lives to is going to provide them with a desirable outcome – all while allowing them to retire worry-free. While planning for an ownership transition isn’t necessarily the easiest task you’ll u…
 
Rea & Associates continues to advocate alongside the Ohio Society of CPAs to help build a better business climate throughout the state. Because Ohio Society members work closely with most businesses state-wide, people often reach out to it for its holistic insight into the business community. Scott Wiley is the Ohio Society’s executive director. Si…
 
Remember that old saying: “It takes a community to protect a child?” Well, since COVID hit, it’s become obvious that it also takes a community to protect local business. Fortunately for businesses everywhere, there are incredible community resources to pull from. Jennifer McDonald, president and CEO of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, shares…
 
Remote work has become the new normal, and as a business owner, you can’t help but wonder how this will affect your business during tax seasons to come. Kathy LaMonica, principal and senior manager of Rea’s State and Local Tax (SALT) team is here to discuss the layers of remote work and what landmines do you need to be aware of, registering for pay…
 
“Sales” has a bad reputation. When you think about somebody who “sells” for a living, what type of person do you think about? Does the image of a pushy car salesman come to mind? Or maybe you’re thinking about a conversation you had with pushy telemarketers during dinner? Why does the very thought of “sales” leave such a bad taste in our mouth? On …
 
Meditative practices have helped guide Aviv through challenging events in his life. By developing these practices, Aviv hopes that listeners can discover the profound impact of these techniques and experience the many blessings and new doors of possibilities that can open for them as a result. In this Part Three, Aviv addresses the fourth and fifth…
 
How important is your company’s brand? As a business leader, you’ve worked hard to build a company on key values, instill solid company culture, and deliver an excellent experience. These qualities have all shaped your business’s brand. But what if you were faced with a really tempting opportunity or a decision that would ultimately take you out of…
 
Episode 24: Ever think about writing a book? In this episode, I interview Cathy Fyock who’s a professional book writing coach. We’ll discuss how she works with her authors, why you should consider writing book and part of the process involved in accomplishing it. Cathy began coaching after writing her own books. She had been consulting, but wasn’t …
 
These days, work is no longer defined by showing up at 8, punching a clock, doing your job, and getting outta there at 5. Employees are increasingly shaping the workforce and they are demanding a business environment that prioritizes health, well-being, psychological safety, flexible work options, DEI, and more. Karen Sating, a leader on Rea’s HR t…
 
Relationships are the cornerstone of any good organization and initiative. What we’ve learned over the years is that the stronger the relationship, the more success you are likely to achieve. When it comes to the topic of relationships, there are so many avenues we could take. In this episode of unsuitable, we are going to take a look at the incred…
 
People tend to spend more time thinking about and planning their next family vacation than they do thinking about and planning for retirement. As a result, they are ill-equipped to make that inevitable leap into their Golden Years when the time finally does come. Darlene Finzer, a Later Life Planning expert at Rea & Associates, is here to discuss w…
 
This week, Nick sits down with Amir Salihefendić of Doist to discuss his companies, Todoist and Twist. Todoist is one of the most popular digital to-do list apps on the market today, and Twist is an internal communication tool similar to Slack and Microsoft Teams. After building one of the most successful to-do list tools in history, it's no surpri…
 
Last month, Aviv dove into the Window of Opportunity concept and explained that how you respond to those windows determines your capacity to lead and shape outcomes. Today, this episode brings into focus a complementary idea that has helped some of Aviv’s clients unlock the awesome potential of their opportunities. Aviv poses the reflection questio…
 
Do you know the difference between a “Managed Service Provider” and a “Managed Security Service Provider”? While they may have similarities, there are some crucial differences between the two – starting with the fact that managed security service providers lead with a security and risk-first approach. Shawn Richardson and Jorn Baxstrom, leaders on …
 
Even though the 2021 tax season is coming to an end, if you are a business owner, taxes should always be a topic of consideration — especially your tax obligations at the state and local levels. Luke Lucas, a senior manager on Rea & Associates’ state and local tax team, is here to give us some insight into how different states have responded to the…
 
2020 taught us many lessons, mainly that you will never truly be prepared for everything no matter how hard you try. Even so, understanding the essential functions of your business may help keep you going strong until you can get back on course. Andrew Geiser, a senior manager on Rea & Associates’ manufacturing and distribution services team, share…
 
Have you ever wanted to work with the likes of Sir Elton John, Elon Musk, take a submarine down to the Titanic or perhaps close museums in Florence for a private dinner party, and then have Andre Bocelli serenade while you eat your pasta? Steve Sims has done all that for his clients and more—and he's on this episode of the Leverage Podcast to chat …
 
The 2021 busy season just got busier for tax professionals. Working through the results of the recent election, new tax provisions resulting from an ongoing pandemic, and more, business owners will have to be prepared to look at things a little differently in the year ahead. Chris Axene, a principal on Rea’s federal tax team, explains what accounta…
 
Episode 23: I invited my friend and colleague Andrew Aebersold to join me to discuss mental health marketing. He’s the Founder/CEO of Mediaura, a digital marketing company in Jeffersonville, IN. Today’s discussion will focus on issues related to effectively marketing a solo practitioner (e.g. therapist), a practice group or a larger company, such a…
 
Charitable giving in 2020 looked a lot different than anyone could have expected. Policy changes, tax updates, and a larger share of household giving than the preceding year all played a role. Laura MacDonald, principal and founder of Benefactor Group, is here to provide insight into what she witnessed as a leader in the nonprofit space during 2020…
 
Historians likely will look at 2020 as the year that initiated a multi-decade long transformation. As the effects of the global pandemic continue to be felt, many wonder when life will return to pre-pandemic ‘normal.’ However, most people recognize that there is no ‘back-to-normal’ path. Instead, there are opportunities to shape and create a new an…
 
The busiest time of year for tax professionals is about to get a lot busier - thanks to the CARES Act, PPP Second Draw Loans (not to mention PPP 1.0), and the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). There are a lot of questions facing business owners and it's up to the tax professionals to provide them with the answers they're looking for. But, it's fair …
 
Creating company morale in a virtual world can be quite difficult, but it’s not impossible. Abbey Kanellakis, Practice Growth Senior Manager at Rea, is going to talk about our initiatives within Rea to keep virtual life engaging, known as the Committee of Awesomeness. Listen to this episode of unsuitable to learn: The challenges with keeping up mor…
 
Journal Prompt: What am I attached to right now? What is the one thing I can do for myself today? 👉Grab your Vision Journal 📘 that uses The Vision Method http://www.HeatherPicken.com ➡️ www.sessionwithheather.com 👉 Get information on Own Your Value Earn Your Worth Using The Vision Method: My one to one consultation is now open 🔥🔥🔥 Get your copy of …
 
One Columbus has a vision for the Columbus Region to be the most prosperous region in the United States — that means growing businesses, preparing communities, and more. Chip Holcombe, Director of Investor Relations at Columbus 2020, joins unsuitable to give us a little insight about the One Columbus plan. Listen to this episode of unsuitable to le…
 
Did you know that property values in black neighborhoods are about 23% less than those in white neighborhoods for no other reason than race? Well, it's true—and Andre Perry is on The Leverage Podcast to talk about it. Andre is an expert on race and has been researching the disparities between white- and black-majority cities for years. His findings…
 
Keeping your organization’s information and computer systems safe can be tricky, but assessing current processes and recommending new and innovative software could put you on the right path to grow your organization. Darrell Williams, Chief Information Officer at Rea & Associates, joins unsuitable to talk about a few IT initiatives Rea is doing to …
 
Journal Prompt: What is your WHY? 👉Grab your Vision Journal 📘 that uses The Vision Method http://www.HeatherPicken.com ➡️ www.sessionwithheather.com 👉 Get information on The Vision Method Intensive - My one to one consultation is now open 🔥🔥🔥 Get your copy of The La Dolce Vita Formula: A Woman’s Guide To a Fearless & Fabulous Life! http://www.fearl…
 
Consider three ‘edge of the envelope’ scenarios: A Black Swan, A Perfect Storm and A Lethal Jackpot. A Black Swan is an unpredictable event that unleashes severe consequences. A Perfect Storm occurs when a rare combination of circumstances drastically and negatively aggravates an event. What is a Lethal Jackpot? It’s a convergence pattern of severa…
 
The tough part about developing your organization's employee development strategy is forgetting the fact that one size can’t fit all. Annie Yoder, Principal and Director of Development at Rea & Associates, joins unsuitable to talk about how you can balance employee development amongst a broad scale and the differences between Coaching, Mentorship, …
 
It’s no secret that bad actors are getting sneakier, but with the right tips, you can protect your organization from fraud. Karen Davis, owner and founder of Green Oak Advisors, LLC is here to talk about fraud and how it can impact your accounting processes. Listen to this episode of unsuitable to learn: What fraud is and how it occurs The reasons …
 
👉Grab your Vision Journal 📘 that uses The Vision Method http://www.HeatherPicken.com ➡️ www.sessionwithheather.com 👉 Get information on The Vision Method Intensive - My one to one consultation is now open 🔥🔥🔥 Get your copy of The La Dolce Vita Formula: A Woman’s Guide To a Fearless & Fabulous Life! http://www.fearlessandfabulousbook.com ➡️ FREE Jou…
 
Episode 22: The business assumptions, rules and paradigms you used to guide your business through 2020 and previous years won’t necessarily apply in 2021. Join me for a discussion with Industrial psychologist and business coach Rita Ernst and photographer/brand & image consultant Coral Abood. If 2020 was the year of pivot, 2021 will be the year of …
 
In this episode, Nick sits down with David Henzel to talk about what it's like to manage a portfolio of businesses. At the time of recording this episode, David is running five companies and has started or invested in many others. These companies truly run the gamut, from a content delivery provider to a group coaching platform and even a company t…
 
With the long-lasting effects of the election and pandemic, you have to wonder how much this will make a mark on your future…. or the legacy you wish to leave behind. Inez Bowie, Principal at Rea & Associates, is here to talk about Estate Planning and how recent events may impact your plan. Listen to this episode of unsuitable to learn: Recommendat…
 
Journal Prompt: What are the energy drains you are letting go of in your business and life? What kind of clients and projects feel aligned? 👉Grab your Vision Journal 📘 that uses The Vision Method http://www.HeatherPicken.com ➡️ www.sessionwithheather.com 👉 Get information on The Vision Method Intensive - My one to one consultation is now open (Rese…
 
Personal and organizational resilience and anti-fragile readiness have been a feature of many of Aviv’s senior leadership strategy workshops over the last decade. In this episode, Aviv outlines the five elements and capacities of resilient self-authorship. Aviv reflects on the concept of personal sovereignty as well as the reasons that organization…
 
Journal Prompt: How are you going to end your day one step ahead? 👉Grab your Vision Journal 📘 that uses The Vision Method http://www.HeatherPicken.com ➡️ www.sessionwithheather.com 👉 Get information on Own Your Value Earn Your Worth using The Vision Method -My one to one consultation is now open 🔥🔥🔥 Get your copy of The La Dolce Vita Formula: A Wom…
 
While many industries suffered in 2020, construction has actually seen a lot of opportunities. Operating a business in 2020 still comes with its own unique set of challenges, but we’re optimistic about the state of the industry in 2021. Joe Urquhart, Vice President of Overmyer Hall Associates, joins unsuitable to talk about construction trends we a…
 
Journal Prompt: What is the block that is holding me back from receiving? What do I need to believe? Who do I need to become? 👉Grab your Vision Journal 📘 that uses The Vision Method http://www.HeatherPicken.com ➡️ www.sessionwithheather.com 👉 Get information on The Vision Method Intensive - My one to one consultation is now open 🔥🔥🔥 Get your copy o…
 
There is so much change happening in the world of HR and safety guidelines every day. It can be a struggle keeping up with everything. Luckily, we have experts like Renee West, Senior Manager and Lead HR Consultant at Rea & Associates, keeping tabs on everything for us. She tells us about some of the updates regarding the FFCRA, what resources are …
 
With a Ph.D. in organizational leadership, Dr. Doug Gray specializes in outcome-based leader development. As CEO of Action Learning Associates, Dr. Gray has worked with over ten thousand leaders in almost every business category and market. His latest book, Objectives and Key Results (OKR) Leadership, was written to help clients apply what works in…
 
It’s been a weird year for just about everyone and everything, the economy included. So, this year’s end-of-year to-do list is a little weird, too. To help us understand what’s different this year and some of the unique opportunities available to us, we sat down with Dee Gray, Client Service Specialist at Rea & Associates. We talk about COVID-19 si…
 
Journal Prompt: What is blocking me from attracting more clients and cash flow? 👉Grab your Vision Journal 📘 that uses The Vision Method http://www.HeatherPicken.com ➡️ www.sessionwithheather.com 👉 Get information on my NEW group coaching -My one to one consultation is now open 🔥🔥🔥 Get your copy of The La Dolce Vita Formula: A Woman’s Guide To a Fea…
 
Richard Rossi has truly seen it all. From working in the U.S. senate to building multiple businesses to mentoring tens of thousands of high school students and building the #1 mastermind group for biohacking in the world… He's got some amazing stories to tell, and this week he's sharing them with us on the Leverage Podcast. In this unique episode, …
 
COVID-19 continues to make major impacts especially in government funding. So we sat down with Zac Morris, Principal and Director of Government Services Practice at Rea & Associates, and Ken Richards, Principal at Rea & Associates, to talk about the latest and greatest in government funding and our most recent merger with Kennedy Cottrell Richards …
 
In this episode, Aviv analyzes the four generally recognized paths to leadership development and proposes a fifth approach. This approach was fashioned initially during a conversation with one of Aviv’s clients when they were five months into their trusted advisory work. Aviv reflects on this collaboration and delves deep into the four leadership d…
 
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