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Dan Pontefract

DAN PONTEFRACT

EPISODE 236: Leadership Strategist | Founder of Pontefract Group

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Episode 236 features Dan Pontefract, Founder, and CEO of Pontefract Group, a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture.

Find Dan Online:

Website: www.danpontefract.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danpontefract/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dan.pontefract

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dpontefract

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmKOY8GHbOC3cRvNg8O0UQ

About Dan:

Dan is the founder and CEO of Pontefract Group, a firm that improves the state of leadership and organizational culture.

He is the best-selling author of four books: LEAD. CARE. WIN – How to Become a Leader Who Matters, OPEN TO THINK, THE PURPOSE EFFECT, and FLAT ARMY. A renowned speaker, Dan has presented at four different TED events and also writes for Forbes and Harvard Business Review. Dan is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, and has garnered more than 20 industry awards over his career.

Dan is honored to be on the Thinkers50 Radar list. HR Weekly listed him as one of its 100 Most Influential People in HR. PeopleHum listed Dan on the Top 200 Thought Leaders to Follow and Inc. Magazine listed him as one of the top 100 leadership speakers.

His third book, OPEN TO THINK won the 2019 getAbstract International Book of the Year. LEAD. CARE. WIN. was a finalist for the same award in 2021.

Previously as Chief Envisioner and Chief Learning Officer at TELUS—a Canadian telecommunications company with revenues of over $14 billion and 50,000 global employees—he launched the Transformation Office, the TELUS MBA, and the TELUS Leadership Philosophy, all award-winning initiatives that dramatically helped to increase the company’s employee engagement to record levels of nearly 90%. Prior to TELUS, he held senior roles developing leaders, team members, and customers at SAP, Business Objects, and BCIT.

Dan and his wife, Denise, have three children (aka goats) and live in Victoria, Canada.

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Dan Pontefract2022-05-16T21:04:08-04:00
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Laura Noel

LAURA NOEL

EPISODE 196: Founder of Stretch Into Success

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Episode 196 features Laura Noel, Founder of Stretch Into Success. She is an Executive Business and Personal Development Consultant who works with organizations and individuals to help streamline business processes while maximizing profits.

Find Laura Online:

Website: https://www.stretchintosuccess.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-noel/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stretchintosuccess/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StretchIntoSuccess

About Laura:

Laura Noel is an Executive Business and Personal Development Consultant who works with organizations and individuals to help streamline business processes while maximizing profits. She helps clients stretch their thinking in a way that opens them up to new possibilities. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur and CEO of her own company, Laura studied and taught personal growth, change management, and leadership for over 27 years while serving in the United States Air Force.

She has helped solidify goals and improve the corporate culture within government agencies, the Department of Defense, and construction, technical, insurance, and sales organizations.

She is proud to serve as a transformational coach helping clients bridge the gap between feeling stuck and finding fulfillment in life and career. Laura knows how to get results as she guides clients in overcoming the mindset blocks that keep them from realizing their true potential, purpose, life-long dreams, and legacy.

Laura helps her clients gain a new level of self-confidence and become the leader others will want to follow. Implementing a mix of science and psychology, she helps individuals and teams advance their current projects and careers and prepares them to successfully transition on to greater opportunities.

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Laura Noel2021-11-06T15:37:29-04:00
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Larry Long Jr.

LARRY LONG JR.

EPISODE 182: Founder and CEO (Chief Energy Officer) of LLJR Enterprises

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Episode 182 features Larry Long Jr. who is the Founder and CEO (Chief Energy Officer) of LLJR Enterprises

Find Larry Online:

Website: www.larrylongjr.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/longjr7

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/longjr7

Twitter: https://twitter.com/larrylongjr

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtHsbn_-WhhtnEtCksm-UhA/videos

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/longjr/

Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@larrylongjr7

About Larry:

Larry Long Jr is the Founder and CEO (Chief Energy Officer) of LLJR Enterprises, which focuses on sales motivation & inspiration, as well as team training. He is the host of the ‘Midweek Midday Motivational Minute’, and also Co-Founder and Lead Instructor of The Sales Allies, an online sales training course and supportive community designed to uplift the sales community.

As a former college athlete (Go Terps! He played baseball for the University of Maryland), Larry is extremely passionate about coaching, and helping professionals take their game to the ‘next level’.

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Larry Long Jr.2021-09-26T19:20:23-04:00
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Dennis Volpe

DENNIS VOLPE

EPISODE 149: Performance and Leadership Coach at the Leadership Research Institute

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Episode 149 features Dennis Volpe, Executive Performance and Leadership Coach with the Leadership Research Institute. Dennis is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, earned his Master of Science in Leadership Development from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Columbia University certified Executive Coach.

Find Dennis Online:

Website: https://transitiononpurpose.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/djvolpe/

About Dennis:

Dennis Volpe currently serves as an Executive Performance and Leadership Coach with the Leadership Research Institute. Dennis is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, earned his Master of Science in Leadership Development from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Columbia University certified Executive Coach.

Dennis’ understanding of leadership comes from his over twenty years of leadership and operational experience as a career Naval Officer to include teaching leadership at the United States Naval Academy, serving in numerous leadership roles of increasing responsibility to include Command at Sea, and from a variety of academic and intellectual pursuits.

Dennis has experienced personal and professional success, professional setbacks, and knows what it takes to live a resilient life. He challenges and empowers leaders to embrace their reality, define what they want, and equips them with the insight, perspective, and accountability necessary to be successful in new and challenging environments.

Dennis is very involved in his community as a mentor/coach supporting military to civilian transition programs as well as participatory, hands-on leadership programs for emerging leaders.

Dennis enjoys the outdoors, is a passionate college Rugby and Lacrosse fan, and is an avid triathlete. Dennis and his wife, Amanda, live outside Manchester, New Hampshire with their dog, Nimitz.

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Dennis Volpe2021-03-21T14:27:45-04:00
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Mark Green

MARK GREEN

EPISODE 55: Author, Speaker, Business Growth Expert

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Episode 55 features Business Growth Expert, Mark Green. Had a tremendous conversation with Mark about his journey and how his passion for helping others led him to coach CEO’s and other business executives. Mark shares many stories that can help aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners, and future executives how to look at their personal and professional situations and take the necessary steps to evolve and get better. Mark recently launched his 1st book, Activators: A CEO’s Guide to Clearer Thinking and Getting Things Done (link below). I hope you all enjoy the conversation and are able to gather a few takeaways to help you on your own journey!

Find Mark Online:

More about the book here: www.activators.biz

More about my coaching practice here: www.performance-dynamics.net

More content on LinkedIn (please connect with me) at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachmarkgreen/

About Mark:

I am a speaker, author and business growth expert who works with business leaders to help them implement a proven, easy-to-use framework to run and grow the firm faster and more profitably, while expending less effort and less time.

Our clients are CEOs with $50-400 million in revenue who are stuck in the “Growth Trap” (more on the Growth Trap: http://tinyurl.com/25mtvx4). Already successful, they are obsessed with creating growth, but cannot predictably generate the growth, financial, or quality of life results they want through their organization.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could implement a proven, sustainable, straightforward framework to run and grow the business faster, more profitably, expending less effort and less time?

That’s exactly what we help our clients do! Here are a few reasons our clients choose us:

1. We have a comprehensive, proven, straightforward approach to permanently overcome the root causes (http://tinyurl.com/25mtvx4) of the “Growth Trap.”

2. We implement crisp accountability and organizational alignment – fast.

3. The results are measurable.

4. We have a satisfaction guarantee and a “short pay” guarantee to lower risk and ensure a return on investment.

We seek referrals to business leaders who are:

1. Open to new ideas that drive profitable growth, or

2. Frustrated that they are in the “Growth Trap,” or

3. Tired of hiring great people who, over time, fail to deliver, or

4 Seeking real, sustainable behavioral change and improved performance

We are a Certified Coaching Partner with Gravitas Impact Premium Coaches (formerly Gazelles International). I am a member of the Global Core Advisory Team for Gravitas Impact Premium Coaches, the Master Trainer for practice development and a Coach / Mentor for other coaches worldwide.

Specialties:

+ Strategic & business planning

+ Executive & team coaching

+ Scaling Businesses using the Four Decisions™ Methodologies

+ Sales force hiring, evaluation & development

+ Keynote presentations

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Mark Green2020-01-28T01:46:55-04:00
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