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Feeling the pressure? This podcast will equip you with the tools you and your team need to rise above it. If you want to create the kind of work environment that your team can get excited about, where people feel valued and connected, then this is the show for you. Tune into interviews with bestselling authors, executive coaches, consultants, and managers in a league of their own. Extending research to workplace, Dr. Heather Walker sheds light on the power of levity at work. "Join me in my j ...
 
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Co-founder and president of Thompson Tee, Billy Thompson, reveals why he stepped away from systems like Magento, QuickBooks and Brightpearl and decided to implement Oracle NetSuite. Thompson begins by telling us a bit about Thompson Tee and why he founded the company (2:10). He goes on to explain the challenges the business faced in launching its f…
 
"Creating a happy healthy workplace is not rocket science." ~Briana Hawkins Today's guest is Briana Hawkins. She's young, ambitious, and full of great ideas for bringing the fun back to your function. She is to lead the Happy Crew at Zoom and now graces the finance tech startup Built Technologies with her expertise. In this episode, we cover: How B…
 
Starting a new job is exciting and a little bit of a leap of faith this year for new employees. They aren't able to walk through the building and get a sense of the people, work environment, and culture in the same way. They sort of have to go on faith that the culture is as advertised. If your company went remote this year, then you've been scramb…
 
Special Episode! Throughout October we’ve been covering NetSuite Now On Air, a four-week virtual event experience that helped businesses get the most out of NetSuite and keep building. Each week we’ve been joined by NetSuite Editor-in-Chief, Fritz Nelson, and on this episode, we take a look back at the final week of NetSuite Now On Air and recap th…
 
Special Episode! Throughout October we’ll be covering NetSuite Now On Air, a four-week virtual event experience to help you get the most out of NetSuite and keep building your business. Each week we’re joined by NetSuite Editor-in-Chief, Fritz Nelson, and on this episode, we take a look back at week 3 of NetSuite Now On Air as well as what’s to com…
 
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to get paid to travel the world, deliver stand-up comedy, become an angel investor, and drive sales for a large international organization? Well today's guest is going to show us how it's done. Kelli Lampkin has worn many hats in her time, and today she'll join us to chat about how her experiences have m…
 
Special Episode! Throughout October we’ll be covering NetSuite Now On Air, a four-week virtual event experience to help you get the most out of NetSuite and keep building your business. Each week we’re joined by NetSuite Editor-in-Chief, Fritz Nelson, and this week, we take a look back at week 2 of NetSuite Now On Air as well as what’s in store thi…
 
Special episode! Throughout October we’ll be covering NetSuite Now On Air, a four-week virtual event experience to help you get the most out of NetSuite and keep building your business. Each week, we’ll be joined by guest co-host Fritz Nelson, NetSuite editor-in-chief, as well as several other internal and external experts to recap what happened th…
 
NetSuite 2020 release 2 has some big updates for the supply chain and warehouse management system (WMS). Joining this episode to dive in is Oracle NetSuite’s industry principal in the Manufacturing Center of Excellence, Matt Wisner. He starts off by discussing the common pain points product-based organizations encounter (3:31) as well as the major …
 
Managers: Is it possible that your recruitment tools are screening out qualified candidates? Job seekers: Is it possible that you aren’t getting the job you want because you haven’t optimized your resume? You are in for such a treat today, if you've ever been on the job hunt, and you've kind of been curious about how things work in the background, …
 
NetSuite’s SuiteCloud platform is seeing some big updates in 2020 release 2. Joining us to break down all the details is NetSuite’s Principal Outbound Product Manager for the SuiteCloud Platform, Erik Klein. He starts off by giving us a refresher on the SuiteCloud platform (2:02) before revealing some of the major product themes driving investments…
 
Do you have a kid coworker? Kid coworkers are not the same as your coworkers at the office. They eat up all your food. They don't respect your meeting schedules, and they take a cut out of every paycheck that you make. It's just not the same. If one of your coworkers in the office did that… you'd file a complaint with HR. This episode is dedicated …
 
NetSuite’s human capital management system, SuitePeople, is getting a big update in NetSuite 2020 release 2! Vice President of Strategy and Product Management for NetSuite HCM, Hanif Ismail, joins us to reveal the exciting details. He starts off by explaining some of the big challenges companies are facing in workforce management amid COVID-19 (2:1…
 
Welcome to the Lead with Levity podcast. I'm your host, Dr. Heather Walker, and I'm so excited to share today's guest with you--Kyle Gillette. Kyle is the owner of Gillette Solutions and the host of the Sage Mindset podcast. Kyle is based in Washington, and he helps small business owners lead their businesses and people with less stress and more fr…
 
NetSuite 2020 Release 2 is here, and on this episode we’re diving into the updates for professional services firms. Senior Industry Expert, Adam Mayo, starts off by breaking down some of the common characteristics (3:13) and pain points (4:32) shared between services organizations before explaining how Oracle NetSuite addresses these challenges (7:…
 
When everything feels so so heavy, and you’re starting to wonder if you should lead with levity, remember that the alternative may lead you down a dark and lonely road. I asked our guest today to share her thoughts on fearless authenticity and walking in purpose even when all the signs point to failure. Welcome to the Lead with Levity podcast. We w…
 
LovelySkin founder, Dr. Joel Schlessinger, and purchasing manager, Chrissy Kersting, join this episode to take us on the company’s journey with Oracle NetSuite. Schlessinger provides some background on LovelySkin (2:47), a premiere dermatologist-owned and operated ecommerce platform offering professional-grade skincare and haircare products. Kersti…
 
Welcome to the Lead with Levity podcast. Today's guest is Jeremy Miller. Jeremy is a brand strategist for Sticky Branding and a best selling author. Over the past decade, Jeremy and the Sticky Branding team profiled and interviewed hundreds of companies across dozens of industries to uncover how companies can grow extra sticky brands. I look forwar…
 
Oracle NetSuite’s Vice President of Product Management, Allison Auclair, joins this episode to discuss how organizations can start preparing for the 2020 holiday season and what commerce updates are rolling out in NetSuite’s 2020 Release 2. She begins by explaining her role (2:15) before recalling some of the biggest changes she’s seen throughout h…
 
I've supported several change management initiatives over the years, and there are 3 things that stick out to me as consistent leadership failures: Not communicating throughout Waiting too long to celebrate Launching too many initiatives around the same time (i.e., doing too much) Your people are going through a lot right now. Now is the time for t…
 
With Oracle NetSuite rolling out 2020 Release 2 soon, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Lisa Schwarz, provides all the details around what’s to come. She begins by discussing the NetSuite Community Exchange, which was created to help NetSuite customers exchange essential products and services amid COVID-19 (2:34), before explaining the ways Net…
 
Would you rather know exactly what will happen 6 months from now or have the wisdom needed to navigate whatever happens 6 months from now? Join me in this fantastic interview with James Bidwell, the Chairman and Founder of Springwise. James is also the Co-Founder of Re_set. Springwise is an innovation platform that promotes creativity and innovatio…
 
If you want to know how to build a fun family culture then you’re in the right place. Today, we discuss the benefits of adopting and leading by values. I’m happy to say that I recently discovered that there are people out there in the world (not the multiverse, but here in our dimension) with the job title of ‘Chief Happiness Officer’ and ‘Director…
 
UnleashWD founder, Dirk Beveridge, joins this episode of “The NetSuite Podcast” to discuss the actions distributors should take as the economy reopens amid COVID-19. He begins by diving into some statistics around wholesale distribution, and why those numbers matter (3:04), before explaining how COVID-19 impacted the industry (4:40). Beveridge then…
 
Maintaining quality face-to-face service is getting harder and harder these days. Fortunately, many of the traditional principles still apply. Join us today for an interview with Dee Ann Turner. With more than 30 years of experience, including serving as Vice President, Talent and Human Resources for Chick-fil-A, Inc., Dee Ann has discovered the se…
 
Senior Director of North America Business Development, Jenny Ayotte, breaks down everything there is to know about NetSuite’s Business Development Representative (BDR) Program. She begins by explaining the role of business development within NetSuite (2:12), how the BDR program got its start (5:05) and how it benefits the representatives who are hi…
 
“Psychological safety means you (1) feel included, (2) feel safe to learn, (3) feel safe to contribute, and (4) feel safe to challenge the status quo – all without fear of being embarrassed, marginalized, or punished in some way.” ~Leader Factor Are you ready to learn the 4 stages of a psychologically safe workplace? Safety is not a flat topic--the…
 
Oracle NetSuite’s Vice President of Platform Product Management, Elham Ghassemzadeh, reveals updates to the SuiteCloud platform in NetSuite’s 2020 Release 1. She starts off by explaining the SuiteCloud platform (4:22) and how it enables greater agility and, thus, the ability to respond to business changes quickly (5:32)--something that’s more impor…
 
What makes your company stand out in a new and interesting way? Today, we cover the art of storytelling. It’s not just for fairy tales or marketers. The stories we tell to our employees and customers can mean the difference between confusion and clarity. Give your tribe something compelling to connect to by making your message crystal clear. And, b…
 
Precision Medical distributes medical products and durable equipment to assist in the rehabilitation of preventative surgeries as well as the prevention of post-surgery events. CFO/COO Bruce Capagli joins this episode to discuss how the company is preparing as the economy reopens. He starts off by explaining the impact of COVID-19 on Precision Medi…
 
Nate Mariner, the Global Senior Business Manager for NetSuite Planning and Budgeting, discusses NetSuite Planning and Budgeting and why the solution’s capabilities are so crucial to helping businesses navigate today’s climate. After discussing his own history as a financial analyst (2:41), Mariner recalls the challenges he witnessed financial teams…
 
We're kind of in an interesting time right now where people are having to redefine workplace communication. If you find yourself wondering what's appropriate, misinterpreting messages, or wondering how you can connect better with people you don't see anymore then this episode is for you. Today's guest is Dr. Mary Donohue. She studies communication …
 
Matt Wisner, Oracle NetSuite’s Manufacturing Industry Principal in the Supply Chain Center of Excellence, walks through warehouse and supply chain management updates in NetSuite 2020 Release 1 that are crucial to building business resilience right now. Wisner takes us through his two decades of experience working in supply chain and warehouse manag…
 
We're in a space where we have to figure out what we can do to solve new problems. We can't solve them with old solutions. We have to find something new. We have to get creative. The goal here today is for us to try and find new ways to spark creativity, and our guest is Kathryn Haydon. Kathryn is an innovation consultant, and she's also the founde…
 
This is Lead with Levity Snuggie Edition, and I'm your host, Dr. Heather Walker. If you spent the last few weeks in your underpants, then you're in good company. This episode is for you. Today we spotlight a CEO who leads with levity, Mr. Papa Bear himself, Matt Barnett. Matt runs an up-and- coming customer engagement platform called Bonjoro. They …
 
Leaders have much to learn from functional family values. Today, we dive into how approaching the workplace as an extended family can enhance work relationships and the leader-follower connection. Today’s guest is “Dr. Dave” Schramm, an Assistant Professor and Family Life Extension Specialist at Utah State University in the department of Human Deve…
 
On this episode of the NetSuite Podcast, CPA and Product Manager for Strategy, Carrie Augustine, joins us to discuss NetSuite’s new rollout of cash management capabilities. She starts off by explaining some of the biggest challenges around cash management, using her own history as well as her experience with other accountants as real-life examples …
 
We're constantly being bombarded with breaking news, fear, and sudden restrictions. Join me in this very interesting interview with Kimberly Friedmutter as we unpack the power of hypnosis as a tool for high performers to excel personally and professionally. Kimberly Friedmutter is a certified master hypnotherapist and life management expert. In thi…
 
Oracle NetSuite is currently rolling out 2020 Release 1, and Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Lisa Schwarz, joins us to dive into the details. She starts off by explaining how customers benefited from some of the new features from the 2019 Release 2 (2:40) before revealing what to expect from 20.1 (5:30). She breaks down some of the biggest updat…
 
Oracle NetSuite’s Vice President of Sales, Aaron Mittler, discusses NetSuite’s investment in Canadian business growth and success. With nearly 20 years’ experience in software sales in Canada (2:43), Mittler explains why it’s so appealing to start or expand a business in Canada (4:49) . He dives into the challenges specific to growing a business in…
 
Join me in this fantastic interview with Dr. Melanie Katzman. Dr. Katzman is a business psychologist, advisor, and consultant to the world·s top public and private companies, government agencies and nonprofits. She is the founder of Katzman Consulting, working with private companies, government agencies and nonprofits. In this episode, we discuss: …
 
Petshop.co.uk is a subscription-based home delivery pet supply company out of the U.K. On this episode, founder Adam Taylor recalls what sparked his decision to start the company (3:54) and how he turned his idea into reality (6:12). After explaining how Petshop.co.uk works (10:24), Taylor dives into some of the biggest challenges that come with th…
 
Will having fun at work diminish my image as a leader? Great question! Let's discuss. Join me as I interview Harrison Monarth. Harrison is an executive coach to the executives, managers, and high performers among Fortune 500 companies. Harrison Monarth shares 20+ years of experiences as well as advice for anyone who wants to put their best foot for…
 
How are your 2020 goals and New Year’s resolutions coming along? If you’re struggling with resolutions, perhaps it’s because you’re trying to resolve things that are meant to remain open-ended. If you resolved to relate differently to your team this year then this is the episode for you. I want to set you up for success this year with additional en…
 
MANA Nutrition is a nonprofit helping children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) by producing ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF). CFO Chris Whitfield discusses the organization’s mission (3:54), revealing the devastating statistics around SAM (8:44) and how MANA is making a big impact (13:35). Part of the organization’s ability to fu…
 
Join me as I interview Dr. Donna Hicks, a TEDxStormant speaker, author, researcher, and international expert on dignity and conflict resolution. We cover the 10 elements of dignity, how Dr. Hicks got interested in dignity research and how she applied it to international negotiations and conflict resolution. We also discuss the difference between di…
 
Join me as I interview Rob Moore, a UK real estate mogul. We discuss what it means to be a disruptive entrepreneur, his thoughts on company culture, and levity at work. Rob has held 3 world records for public speaking and authored 9 books including global best-seller Life Leverage. Rob founded and co-owns Progressive Property, the UK's largest prop…
 
Ibushak is a Mexican ecommerce provider helping companies of all sizes sell and distribute products across Latin America. On this episode, co-founder and CEO, Mauricio Bouzali, joins to discuss the genesis of Ibushak (3:58) as well as the challenges that are specific to its unique business model as well as its massive growth over the last 4 years (…
 
Join me as I interview Dr. Joseph Michelli, Chief Experience Officer and Customer Service Expert **Stick around to learn how you can enter to win a trip to California to tour Airbnb headquarters and learn more about how they approach the customer experience (deadline to enter: December 16, 2019). *** Are you ready to transfer the excitement you hav…
 
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