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Blanchard LeaderChat

The Ken Blanchard Companies and Chad Gordon

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With a focus on leadership, personal growth, developing others and management this podcast is devoted to helping you be your very best by keeping up with current trends in self-development, leadership, and business. The Blanchard LeaderChat Podcast provides the perfect way for you to stay up-to-date on the latest ideas, insights, and innovations that impact you and your growth. Each episode features an expert sharing their ideas about helping people become the best leaders they can be. So, s ...
 
Cubs talk for Cubs fans. Hosts Ryan Lieber and Chad Gordon, hatched their plan for this Podcast while watching the Cubs take batting practice before World Series Game 6. Each episode explore 9 "innings" of topics with a special 7th Inning guest conductor/interview with a Chicago sports reporter/anchor or a leader in the sports broadcasting world. Previous guests include Andre Dawson, Joe Buck, Mike Wilbon, Chris Myers, Karl Ravech, Len Kasper, Pat Hughes, MIke Greenberg, Sarah Spain, Marc Si ...
 
The Puddling Process Podcast host Greg Hall with his sidekick Gordon Whitehead explore the talented world of smart communities and startups. They have a fantastic sense of humour and a charming curiosity that seduces their guests and listeners. Episodes are recorded in local drinking establishments around Newcastle, Australia.
 
The Art of Process with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo is the newest artistic collaboration from legendary singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo. Every other week, Aimee and Ted talk to friends across the creative spectrum to find out how they work. And sure, they're friends with a lot of musicians, but weirdly not as many as you'd expect. So you'll hear from comedians, directors, novelists, show creators - ok, yes, some musicians - writers, producers and more, as they discuss the process of tur ...
 
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Salon owner, award-winning colorist, and L'ANZA Global Color Director Leah Freeman joins Gordon for a freewheeling, inspired conversation. From her challenges as a young learner with dyslexia and early days behind the chair to her journey to becoming a successful salon owner and renowned educator with L'ANZA, Leah shares the story behind her 20+ ye…
 
@DarrenOramPro, L'Oréal Professionnel's Vice President of Education, and @MinKimColorist, master colorist, educator, and co-host of @lorealpro's Run Le Hair Show, discuss the huge transformation of education in the pro beauty space over the past two years and what it means for the future. As the industry continues to sort out the pandemic's long-te…
 
January is always a great time to consider new strategies and tactics for the year ahead. To help you have your best year ever, @Angie.Davines, Director of Business & Sales Training for Davines North America, offers her Top 10 ways to drive salon income and profits. The former working #crafthairdresser, salon manager and owner comes to the conversa…
 
Business and career-building strategies and tactics for the salon are the focus of our conversation with Alfaparf Milano USA Senior Vice President Betsy Hamlett. From how you define success and the importance of clarity around goals, to creating and delivering a superb experience that encourages client retention and referrals (and much more!), we c…
 
To kick the new year off right, Gordon goes solo to share a sampling of highlights from the 2021 Industry Insight Report from the Professional Beauty Association (PBA). Conducted in September (and presented by Gordon at the recent PBA Executive Summit), the full report gives great insights into the impact of Covid on salons and professionals, in ad…
 
Shotsie Gorman is a character larger than life. One of those old timers that, you know, “they just don’t make them anymore”. Behind his 4+ decades of tattooing there is a deeply routed drive for Art, with capital A, and perhaps a la even deeper appreciation for Life and the people he crossed path with. In this episode we talk about his start in tat…
 
Hear Ken Blanchard and Randy Conley discuss how to be an effective leader by using the skills of servant leadership and building trust. They share how to put the commonsense methods into common practice from their book Simple Truths of Leadership: 52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust. For more information visit www.simpletruthsofleadershi…
 
Award-winning, international artist @TomConnell shares his journey from a young stylist working in his parents' salon in Manchester, England, to becoming Davines Hair Art Director. The former Trevor Sorbie artistic director shares the inspiration behind his love of editorial and session work as well as his growing passion for Davines, its evolving …
 
@WhitneyVermeer is a renowned men’s groomer, educator, award-winning editorial stylist and entrepreneur. The Andis Creative Lead of Global Education & Mizutani platform artist shares her backstory, many of the lessons learned along the way as well as some great insights into creating a long, diverse career. Note: Recorded pre-pandemic.…
 
In this episode, employee engagement expert Heather Younger explains that if you are looking for increased productivity, customer satisfaction, or employee engagement, you need to care for your employees first. People will go the extra mile for leaders who show they are genuinely concerned about their staff. But while most leaders think of themselv…
 
One of Gordon's favorite pro salon industry thought-leaders is Dan Langer (@theoriginalDL), Group President of R+Co & IKG Hair. Featured regularly in leading fashion and beauty publications to talk "trend," Langer joins us to discuss the pandemic-related evolution of the salon experience; shifting consumer expectations and behaviors; authenticity a…
 
On Dec. 10, 2020, exactly four months from the date my family and I left Boise for our new life in Ohio, my father landed in the hospital. One of the main reasons for moving closer to our parents was making up for lost time before we started spending time in hospitals, yet here we were, only four months into it – and 15 days before Christmas – doin…
 
In this episode, hear peak performance expert Steven Kotler explain why we are all capable of achieving the extraordinary. Talking about his latest book, The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer, Kotler explains how the four skills of motivation, learning, creativity, and flow impact our ability to achieve and exceed expectations. He descri…
 
Coby Alcántar (@CobyWon), the Brooklyn-based salon owner of @LittleAxeSalon, is a working professional and renowned @Oribe educator. Known throughout the industry as a master razor cutter, Coby shares her unique journey and lessons learned along the way—as well as a deep conversation about the influence on her career by Oribe Canales, co-founder of…
 
John Mosley, @PaulMitchellPro Artistic Director, is one of the most sought-after barbers in the industry today. With diverse experience ranging from working in a shop to traveling with high-profile entertainers and athletes, forming brand partnerships and developing education, John brings a wealth of experience to his conversation with Gordon. Note…
 
In this episode, hear Carey Lohrenz explain how we can all learn to overcome the stressful circumstances in our lives instead of being overwhelmed by them. She shares the fundamentals of surviving and succeeding during times of crisis as outlined in her new book, Span of Control: What to Do When You’re Under Pressure, Overwhelmed, and Ready to Get …
 
Global President of L'Oréal Professionnel Anne Machet and LP color guru and celebrity colorist Nabil Harlow join Gordon to discuss the changing face of education in the pro beauty space. We also take a deep dive into the big ideas behind the successful launch of L'Oréal Professionnel's groundbreaking YouTube docuseries, Run Le Hair Show. From the s…
 
A very special conversation with our friend Tabatha Coffey and humanitarian Selina Tomasich, the founder of Hair Aid, an Australian-based charitable organization focused on lifting people out of critical poverty by sharing basic haircutting skills. Please visit @hairaidinc on IG or www.hairaid.org.au for more information on how you can support this…
 
I could introduce Dana Brunson mentioning all his accomplishments and all the majorly influential artists he crossed path with in his 50 years tattooing, Huck Spaulding, Paul Rogers, Cliff Raven, Don Nolan, Crazy Eddie… but we won’t do that. The aspect that I feel best describes Dana is his wonderful heart and genuine love for tattooing and the peo…
 
A recipient of the prestigious NAHA Hall of Leaders Lifetime Achievement Award, @GenoStampora is known for his considerable insights into creating career and business success. In this fast-paced conversation, Geno shares the story behind his iconic career as well as a long list of insights into creating and maintaining success. Note: Recorded pre-p…
 
Comic book round table. This week, we talk Fan Expo Denver Special Edition 2021 plus an interview with Chad Hardin from Fan Expo Denver Special Edition 2021 and more ........... Run Times - News In Comics.... – 2:44 – 8:37 Fan Expo Denver Special Edition 2021 Coverage – 8:38 – 12:55 Interview with Chad Hardin at Fan Expo Denver 2021 – 12:55 –29:10 …
 
Jo Blackwell-Preston (@blackwelljo) is the owner of NYC's DopDop Salon and a L’Oréal Professionnel International Artist and Educator. Jo shares her considerable insights into a long list of topics that impacts the lives of salon owners and professionals alike. We also dig into the story behind her iconic career and lessons learned along the way. No…
 
In this episode hear Liz Wiseman reveal the secrets of stellar professionals who play the game at a higher level from her new book, Impact Players: How to Take the Lead Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact. Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small, and see…
 
@PekelaRiley is a Dyson Brand Ambassador, Celebrity Stylist, Editorial Stylist, Educator, and Owner/Creative Director of Salon PK in Jacksonville Florida (named by Elle magazine as 1 of the top 100 salons in America). Known as a pioneer in the texture movement, Pekela shares her thoughts on the state of the movement today, the story behind her jour…
 
Every day I express my gratitude to the cosmos in my own silent way, but when we get to the end of Thanksgiving day, I’m just glad it’s over. The saving grace of Thanksgiving, the warm quilt of redemption, is my annual viewing of John Hughes’ 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles.' The movie will never make one of those all-time-films lists, but it’s fai…
 
Richard Kavanagh is an award-winning, internationally renowned Redken artist & Session Stylist; Global Creative Director of New Zealand based salons Rodney Wayne Group; Creative Director ghd (for Australia and NZ) AND the innovative co-founder/ceo of piiq Digital. He was also 'squished by a dinosaur' as an actor in the movie King Kong. Tune in to l…
 
@LupeVoss, co-founder of @ColorSpaceHair, is the “color educators' educator,” a mentor to more professionals than we can count and a legend in the world of hair color education. And now, along with business partner Ray Civello, Lupe has launched Color Space, an all-new color brand. One of the earliest Hairbrained Community members, Lupe began her c…
 
The legendary co-founders of @randco join Hairbrained (and a live audience) from their now-iconic "Vision On" event in Los Angeles to share their stories, talk about their journey together with R+Co as well as offer up views on the state of salons, creating success and standing out in these competitive times. Note: Recorded pre-pandemic.…
 
@Morrocanoil's Chief Executive Officer Jay Elarar started his career in beauty by way of a very successful but unexpectedly short job interview with the CEO of a Montreal-based haircare brand he had never heard of. As luck would have it, his sisters immediately recognized the company name as one of “the hottest names in hair” and encouraged Jay to …
 
Charlie Cartwright is a living legend. Crossing paths with some of the most influential American tattoo artists(Bert Grimm and Owen Jensen, to name a few), he’s been tattooing for six decades now. Together with Jack Rudy and his team of artists, he developed in the 70’s what we call today “fine line”, bringing tattooing from 3-6 needles to just one…
 
Olaplex is one of those rare brands that in many ways changed the game in the pro beauty space. Both Jeff Schwartz, Senior Executive Vice President North America Sales and Distribution, and Joe Santy, the now-retired VP of Success, were there since the now-iconic brand's early days and witnessed what can only be described as a meteoric success stor…
 
At this time last year, as we spent the fall unpacking boxes and putting our lives back in place, I envisioned a much different day-to-day in our new environs. I thought I would sit outside more. Take more walks. Chop more wood. Modern life has pulled us away from the natural world. That notion is nothing new, but even here in my roving home office…
 
One of the industry’s most successful salon organizations, @VanMichaelSalon is renowned globally as a leader in best practices in every aspect of their business. A long-time @Aveda Concept Salon owner, @VanCouncil shares a great list of insights into what makes his organization so uniquely successful. This is a not to be missed episode! Note: recor…
 
Frank Rosenkilde is a walking piece of Danish tattooing history. From a country with a very rich tradition, Frank has been tattooing for over four decades, crossing paths with some of the most significant tattooers of his time. Tato Ole, Mike Malone, Tato Svend and Henning Jorgensen, to name a few. His passion, burning today as forty years ago, mad…
 
In this episode, Juliet Funt, globally recognized warrior in the battle against busyness, shares tips from her latest book, A Minute to Think: Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, and Do Your Best Work. Funt developed a framework to help people regain control of an overloaded, chaotic schedule. She reminds us to insert white space—short periods of…
 
My friends and I first heard about the Nirvana show on the radio, and we could not believe our ears – not only was Nirvana coming, but Nirvana was coming to Akron, not Cleveland. It was unheard of. The biggest band in our universe was playing 10 minutes away, and on Halloween no less. We were never this close to the action; we had to be there or we…
 
Chelsea Riggs is a founding member and Brand President of @Amikapro, an uber fun, accessible, and affordable luxury haircare brand. Under Chelsea's leadership, Amika has grown into an industry leader focused on a "future in which beauty contributes to a world where people and the planet prosper". Listen in to hear the story behind Chelsea's pro bea…
 
1st inning-Work stoppage shutdown Dec 2nd 2nd inning-Contreras future 3rd inning- Wisdom Silver Slugger finalist 4th inning- 3 biggest holes to fill this off-season? 5th inning- McLeod leaves organization 6th inning- Is a game at Wrigley Field too expensive now? 7th inning- Klein Int 8th inning-Dusty still blames Bartman 9th inning-What if the Cubs…
 
From four years in a high-school beauty school program to traveling theworld with Rhianna, @ursulastephen has had a unique and inspiring path to success. This "architect of style" is a celebrity stylist, salon owner, working professional and emerging educator with a great outlook on life and career. Listen in for some great lessons learned! Note: R…
 
Comic book round table. This week, we talk Arkham City The Order of the World #1, Primordial #1, Amazing Spider-Man #76, Interview with A. Tom Rehn at CSCC 2021 and more ........... Run Times - News In Comics.... – 1:04 – 55:40 Arkham City The Order of the World #1 – 55:40 – 1:16:38 Primordial #1 – 1:16:38 – 1:49:22 Amazing Spider-Man #76 – 1:49:22…
 
Meet Craig Boa (@doing_it_rong), owner of Edmonton, Canada's Weekly Salons (@weeklyyeg) & the Take Care Cafe (@takecarecafe) --2 boutique salons and a connected coffee shop in Edmonton, Canada. Inspired in part by a passion for inclusivity and sustainability, Weekly has been recognized by local press as the "go-to salon for people who expect a uniq…
 
1st inning-Final thoughts on 2021 season 2nd inning- New GM in town 3rd inning- First move Hawkins needs to make? 4th inning-Which shortstop do you want? 5th inning- How long before they can contend again? 6th inning- Where do Baez, Rizzo and Bryant end up next season? 7th inning- Witaske Int 8th inning-Favorite TV show or movie filmed in Chicago? …
 
James Pecis (@jamespecis) collaborates with some of fashion's most innovative names. A leader in the world of editorial and runway hair, James is also very involved in Oribe product development, education, editorial shoots and fashion events. In this episode, James shares with Gordon a BTS look at his life in hair and fashion. Important note: this …
 
This week's guests come to you by way of I-N, the groundbreaking haircare company formerly known as Intelligent Nutrients. Marlo Boyle is I-N Education Director while Lindsey Larson is a working salon pro and brand "I-NNOVATOR". Both are passionate about protecting the health of clients, their fellow professionals, and our planet. Perhaps more time…
 
SalonCentric ambassador and colorist Caroline Guiney shares insights into salon suite ownership, a career option that is transforming the industry. From the pros and cons of suite owner to insights into her success as a colorist, Caroline shares some great information. With appreciation to SalonCentric for sponsoring this important series.…
 
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