Articles by tag: mentorship

Inside the Honky Tonk Empire: A Conversation with Amanda Banda, Director of Marketing at Billy Bob’s Texas

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In an era where digital transformation is reshaping every aspect of our lives, the live music industry is not left behind. Innovations in streaming technology, social media, and audience engagement tools offer both challenges and opportunities for artists and venues alike. With live music being a vital cultural expression and significant economic activity, understanding […]

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Closing the Skills Gap with Earn and Learn Programs: A New Era in Workforce Training

Faced with a significant workforce training gap, America is seeing a rise in innovative solutions, notably the earn and learn programs. These initiatives are pivotal in addressing the disconnect between available jobs and the skills of the workforce, particularly benefiting those without a four-year college degree. SkillPointe emerges as a key player in this […]

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Career Improvement and Advancement Often Requires Mentorship to Succeed

As the professional landscape shifts gradually with technological advancements and cultural changes, early career development grows more critical. Some seasoned experts in this area, such as Mike McCalley, the Fractional Chief Growth Officer and Consultant at The Vertical Solution, advocate for the rich learning experience that mentorship provides to young professionals. He particularly emphasized […]

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Inspiring the Young Generations to Enter the Skilled Trades Industry

HVAC technicians, plumbers, electricians, welders, and construction managers are only a fraction of the incredibly vital trade careers and skills needed in any advanced society.  As of 2022, however, there has been a skilled trade labor shortage. The National Association of Business Economics concluded that 57% of their Business Conditions Survey respondents stated there […]

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Addressing the Lack of Diversity in STEM Careers

Minorities continue to face challenges in pursuing STEM careers due to a lack of access to resources and institutional biases. Early education programs often fail to expose them to technology career paths or inspire a love for technology. The lack of role models within their circles discourages them from pursuing STEM careers and has […]

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A Competitive Mindset Leading to Life-Long Lessons

Every company, startup, and organization are in need of leadership with a competitive mindset to sustain and move them toward their goals. Yet, over three quarters of businesses believe their leadership is lacking, and 69 percent of employees say they would provide more effort if they received more recognition. So, what actually makes a […]

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From Gangs to Activism, Learning from Antong Lucky and his Redemptive Path

A path to redemption paved with inspiration is most rewarding. For Antong Lucky, inspiring others and sharing wisdom from his many trials and tribulations is his passion and his life’s mission. Former founder and leader of the Dallas 415 Bloods Gang, Lucky’s journey in and out of the U.S. prison system, as well as […]

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Cyber Resilience: To Protect Corporate Assets, Businesses Must Invest in Cybersecurity Training
April 23, 2024

As cyberattacks occur at increasing frequency, cybersecurity has become a cornerstone of corporate security strategies across all sectors. With businesses increasingly reliant on digital infrastructures, the quality of a company’s cybersecurity training is no longer just an operational requirement — it is a strategic asset. The stakes are high, as a breach can lead […]

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Forming Relationships with Industry Insiders Can Quell Sales Cycles and their Length of Time
April 23, 2024

New companies are facing more and more challenges in the security industry as sales cycles are experiencing lengthier times. One of those reasons is due to the complexity of the security industry itself, along with the unique and special business models every new company will come in with. But there is a solution to […]

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From Bollards to Bytes: Why Security Firms Need to Adopt a Cyber-First Approach
April 23, 2024

How can the security industry effectively navigate the shift from traditional physical security measures to adopting a cyber-first approach in its sales and integration strategies? The transition from physical to digital security solutions was a major theme at the International Security Conference & Exposition West 2024 held earlier this month. On a recent episode of […]

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Security Operations Improvements Will Come Via Worker Empowerment
April 23, 2024

The security industry can harness technological tools to optimize workflows and to help further enhance operational efficiency. Much of that can come via retooling, and educating, the labor force to enhance operations within security and control centers.  In an episode of MarketScale’s premier roundtable discussion show, Experts Talk, previewing major trends for ISC West […]

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Change Starts Here: Leaning Into the Present
September 14, 2022

Facing adversity from a young age, Dr. John “Push” Gaines, a professional speaker and leadership consultant, was not sure where his life would end up – but he was sure of one thing: he would persevere. On this, Dr. Gaines speaks to host Dustin Odham about his experience in persevering and the importance of […]

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Apprenticeships are Vital in Developing the Next Generation of Workers
May 19, 2022

Trevor Matthews worked in refrigeration until he admittedly, lost his joy. Greg Crumpton refers to it as a complacency rut, “in a rinse repeat cycle.” Today Matthews, Founder of Refrigeration Mentor, has re-sparked his joy. “Refrigeration Mentor started because I have a passion for the refrigeration industry,” said Matthews. He recognized a void in […]

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Why Community and Mentorships Are Vital to a Great Business
April 7, 2022

Hosts Tyler Kern and Greg Crumpton sit down with industry insider Blair Newsham, the President of HSA Mechanical Services, to talk about their experiences in HVAC, the importance of community, and teaching soft skills for long-term leadership. “The next generation is always on my mind,” said Crumpton. As an experienced vet of the hvac […]

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What Matters Most in Mentorship?
July 6, 2021

Bill Cawley, Chairman and CEO, Cawley Partners is passionate about mentorship and joined hosts David Shields, Partner, Shields Legal Group and Matthew Shields, Principal, Shield Capital Group for an insightful and genuine discussion of how these relationships bring benefits and value to both the mentor and the mentee. The core of mentorship is a mix […]

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Conversations from the Edge: The Women Powering the Future of HVAC
May 27, 2021

While the HVAC industry is largely dominated by men, women are seeing their numbers grow in the sector. To talk about diversity and inclusion in HVAC, host Hilary Kennedy welcomed Gwen Smothers, Business Systems and Implementation Manager for Piedmont Service Group, and Ali McGee, Business Systems Assistant for Piedmont Service Group. Women currently account for […]

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Lessons Learned on the Leadership Path
February 9, 2021

Learning moments in a career can be successes and failures. It’s what a leader does after that really matters. Knowledge Is Power goes one-on-one with leaders in different industries to uncover these experiences. Host Brandon Pfluger spoke with Jessica Pantages, Chief Communication Officer at NSF International, developer of public health standards and certification programs that […]

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Trish Morgan’s Magical, Fantastical Imaginarium: What School Could Be in Hawai’i
December 19, 2019

 EdTech is all about putting the right tools in the hands of curious, creative kids working on projects that really matter. In this last episode of the What School Could Be in Hawaiʻi podcast (Season 1, Semester 1), educator Trish Morgan takes listeners on a magical mystery tour of her Innovative Invention Imaginarium, a […]

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People, Process, Service: The Journey of Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs Begins with Junior Achievement
December 12, 2019

Jan Murfield, President, Junior Achievement of Dallas joined host Tyler Kern, and Bill Kasko, President and CEO, Frontline Source Group, Inc, to discuss her passion for Junior Achievement. The Junior Achievement organization is the world’s largest non-profit dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy through hands-on training. […]

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CineCast: Assistant Editors’ Bootcamp Picks Up Where Film School Leaves Off
December 11, 2019

Assistant Editors’ Bootcamp, a post-production training and education program for industry novices, was born as a way to combat the incredible Catch 22 that green candidates face in getting their first job. For the two founders Noah Chamow and Conor Burke, the struggle was all too real. In this second in a three-part series […]

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