Play Your Position with Mary Lou Kayser

"Do the right thing even if it's not in your best interest," says today's guest, Retired Lieutenant Colonel Oakland "Oak" McCulloch. Our conversation is full of insights like this. With Oak's stellar military background coupled with his work as a leadership coach and keynote speaker, today's episode provides plenty of examples of how we can all focus on developing our leadership practices.

Oak is the author of the 2021 release, Your Leadership Legacy: Becoming the Leader You Were Meant to Be. Oak is also an internationally recognized speaker who gives talks on leadership and success. Both his books and his talks are based on his 40+ years of leadership in the U.S. Army and subsequent civilian positions, Oak highlights principles that will benefit today’s leaders and inspire the leaders of tomorrow.

Connect with Oak on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oakland-mcculloch-34293256/

On his website: https://www.ltcoakmcculloch.com/ 

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When people enter the retirement phase of their lives my guest Tyson Ray describes what's left for them in three parts: the Go-Go Years, the Slow-Go Years, and the No-Go years. His mission is to help people have enough money to fund all three with plenty left over. In today's episode, we have a lively conversation about money, investing, and how to work with a financial advisor so you get the most of what you have to invest. Enjoy!

About Tyson Ray

Senior wealth advisor, philanthropist, and author Tyson Ray, based in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, has over 25 years of experience in his field. As CEO and founding partner of FORM Wealth Advisors, Tyson is dedicated to helping clients live better lives. He seeks to add value by helping clients understand the future consequences of their actions, aiming to provide perspective in an industry often trying to scare clients.

In his book, Tyson introduces the Total Relationship™ framework to help financial advisors fully understand their clients’ needs. While sharing client experiences, Tyson guides readers through the value an advisor can bring when they empower clients to live the best life they can afford.

As a continuous industry learner, Tyson has expanded his knowledge by obtaining his CFP®, CIMA®, and CExP® certifications. However, he believes that some of the most valuable education he has received comes from the advisors and clients he works alongside.

Connect with Tyson Ray on his website: https://formwealth.com/tyson-ray/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/form-wealth-advisors/ 

Get his book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/4bHszKJ 

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What can happen when we choose to pay attention to what and who is around us?

This episode originally appeared on my blog here: https://maryloukayser.com/i-didnt-look-at-my-phone/ 

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This is a really fun episode. It's rare that I get to talk to two amazing guests at the same time. "Mike&Bo" aka Mike Merrigan and Bo Kort are best friends and they also have built a successful real estate investment portfolio together that funds their freedom. Over the past 30 years, Mike and Bo have acquired hundreds of properties and built over 43 companies. Now, they want to teach others how two small-town guys from Arizona did it—and how you can too. Are you fed up with the typical financial freedom "gurus"? Mike & Bo are the breath of fresh air you've been so desperately needing.

These guys are the real deal! Connect with Mike & Bo here: https://mikeandbo.biz/ 

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When was the last time you took a few minutes and acknowledged how far you've come in your life? In today's episode, I'm flying solo, talking about how powerful it is to look back and identify just how much you've actually achieved (even when sometimes it doesn't feel like it).

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Get ready to dive deep into the world of IT transformation with Dan Branco, the ultimate Chief Technology Officer for hire. With a wealth of experience helping organizations maximize their IT investments, Dan is the go-to expert for overcoming a myriad of challenges.

Is your tech team struggling to keep pace with stakeholder demands? Are legacy systems holding you back from innovation? Do you need to scale up for a major tech project? Or perhaps you're eager to embrace cloud services but unsure where to start? Cybersecurity concerns keeping you up at night? Looking to boost your digital maturity?

Fear not, because Dan has the solutions you've been searching for. His expertise extends far beyond the boardroom, as he'll also share invaluable insights on excelling in multiple fields and conquering lifelong anxiety. Plus, get an exclusive sneak peek into his upcoming book!

Whether you're a CEO seeking to revolutionize your organization's tech strategy or simply intrigued by Dan's journey, this interview promises to inspire and inform. Don't miss out - tune in for a conversation that will change the way you approach IT transformation.

Connect with Dan Branco on his website: https://branco.ca/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danbranco/ 

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My guest today is Michelle LaBrosse, a powerhouse in project management and innovation. As the Founder & CEO of Cheetah Learning, Michelle brings her dynamic expertise to the forefront, sharing insights from her incredible journey as an Aerospace Engineer and former Air Force Officer.

Discover the secrets behind Cheetah Learning's groundbreaking methodologies that have earned global recognition, including being named the 2008 Professional Development Provider of the Year by the Project Management Institute. Michelle's accolades extend further as she's celebrated as one of PMI's 25 Most Influential Women in Project Management.

In our conversation today, Michelle unveils her remarkable story of growth and leadership, from her engineering roots at Syracuse University and the University of Dayton to her transformative experience at Harvard Business School. With features in over 1000 publications and a dedicated readership of over 50,000 through her Know How Network column, Michelle's impact on project management education is unparalleled.

Michelle is on a mission to revolutionize project management, making it accessible and enjoyable for all. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a true visionary, as she reveals the keys to unlocking exceptional outcomes in any endeavor. This interview promises to be an inspiring journey through innovation, leadership, and the power of getting things done fast, the Cheetah Project Management way.

Connect with Michelle LaBrosse on her website: https://www.cheetahlearning.com/wp/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/best-pmp-exam-prep-course/ 

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With me today is Kyle Smith, CPA, a dynamic finance expert on a mission to empower small and medium-sized businesses. From his early days navigating Austin's bustling financial scene to his pivotal role as Director of Finance at Celis Brewery, Kyle's journey is one of passion and dedication.

Discover how Kyle's expertise evolved at Scalefactor, where he advised clients across diverse industries, and culminated in co-founding Strata Cloud Accountants. Join us for a dynamic conversation as Kyle shares his secrets for aligning personal and company goals, equipping businesses with the financial savvy needed to thrive in today's competitive landscape.

Learn firsthand about the founding principles behind Strata Cloud Accountants, where values of family and freedom drive their mission to provide clients with financial liberation. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights from a visionary leader committed to helping businesses and business owners achieve greater profitability. Tune in and be inspired by Kyle Smith's remarkable journey!

Connect with Kyle Smith on his website: https://stratacloudaccountants.com/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyle-smith-cpa-9582038a/ 

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John Miller is the founder of Scribewise, a content marketing agency that helps B2B firms grow through demand generation and thought leadership. With a dedicated team of talented writers, designers, and strategists, John’s mission is to humanize complex business conversations. They develop and deliver captivating, audience-centric content that builds trust with Scribewise’s clients’ future customers.

John is the leading champion for courageous marketing. He believes that the business landscape is in dire need of a transformation from vanilla to vibrant. He’s committed to swinging for the fences and infusing excitement into the corporate world, a passion that culminated in the authorship of his compelling book, “Playing It Safe Sucks: A Manifesto for Courageous Marketing.”

John and his team at Scribewise help mid-sized B2B firms modernize their marketing by developing and executing content marketing programs that forge enduring, trust-based relationships with their ideal customers. In a world that often fixates on SEO, John proudly describes Scribewise as “SEO-cynical.”

Connect with John Miller on his website: https://scribewise.com/pyppodcast/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmillerscribewise/ 

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How do you get people to trust you when they don’t even know you? If you aren’t a thought leader, you’re a commodity. There’s no middle ground. And the most powerful, exciting, and fun way to rescue yourself from the commodity trap is by having a book of your own.

My guest today is New York Times bestselling author and the world’s most experienced ghostwriter Michael Levin, who is responsible for the writing, editing, planning, and publishing of more than 1,000 books over a 30-year career. He has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, LA Times, Boston Globe, and many other top outlets.

Michael's ghostwriting clients include Boeing and Ford CEO Alan Mulally, baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, motivational speaker Zig Ziglar (he edited Zig’s last book), NFL legend Pat Summerall, and countless other leaders in business, sports, broadcasting, real estate, finance, insurance, and many other fields.

Today, Michael is going to talk about how you can get your own book done quickly and easily…even without employing a ghostwriter.

Connect with Michael on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thebestearningauthor/ 
On his website: https://www.michaellevinwrites.com/


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There are three main reasons why so many of us love March Madness. In today's episode, I talk about them and how they connect to the bigger picture of playing our positions.

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My guest today is Aaron Marcum. Aaron Marcum has spent over two decades founding and scaling award-winning, multi-million-dollar enterprises that have left an indelible mark on North America. His journey began in the healthcare sector, where his leadership transformed the home care industry. Through his second startup, Aaron revolutionized the lives of countless entrepreneurs and millions of seniors receiving care. He pioneered the Best of Home Care® award program, setting a new industry standard for quality measurement.

Recognized with numerous accolades, Aaron’s visionary leadership and service have earned him a national speaking platform since 2006. He thrives in empowering audiences to effect positive change in both personal and professional spheres.

Beyond his business success, Aaron embraces life as a devoted husband, father, Christian, and strategic leadership coach with a master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied under luminaries like Dr. Martin Seligman. Aaron’s passion lies in helping entrepreneurs eliminate stress, find their path to flourishing, and create “The Good Life.” Look out for his upcoming book, “EntreThrive,” which encapsulates his journey and the EntreThrive mission. Join him in the pursuit of a happier, more fulfilling life.

Connect with Aaro Marcum on his website: https://www.entrethrive.com/ 

Get the Guiding Truths Handout: https://www.entrethrive.com/pyp/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-marcum/ 

Get his book: https://amzn.to/3IEcCJ1 

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Anna Maria Ponzi is the former owner and past president of Ponzi Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. From the age of four, she’s had the rare experience of working in every aspect of the winery. She helped plant its original vines, worked on the bottling line, hosted guests in the tasting room and has made countless national and international sales calls. Anna Maria has served the state’s wine industry in myriad ways, including serving as an early ambassador for Oregon wine both nationally and internationally while building Oregon wine country into a travel destination. 

After earning her degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, she worked in Boston’s publishing industry until returning to the rural family business in 1991. Soon after, she was joined by her winemaking sister and the two young women trailblazed the growing tide of female vintners. Simultaneously, they grew the business from an annual production of 10,000 to over 50,000 cases and increased its vineyard holdings from 20 to 140 acres. This ownership distinguished Ponzi Vineyards as the nation’s only winery solely owned and operated by second-generation sisters at the time. 

She is recognized for establishing a premiere travel destination with the opening of the valley’s first seated wine experience among other visitor attractions in the area. Her memoir ‘Pinot Girl’ was released in celebration of the winery’s 50th Anniversary in 2020. A year later, she and her sister successfully negotiated the sale of the winery to the esteemed French house Société Jacques Bollinger of Champagne, France. In 2023, she created “The Four-Ounce Pour”, a keynote that reflects on her life in wine and how bringing intentionality and balance into our lives creates greater meaning and impact.

Connect with Maria Ponzi on her website: https://www.amponzi.com/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-maria-ponzi-86b14a245/ 

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amponzico/ 

Learn more about Anthony's Circle: https://www.anthonyscircle.org/ 

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Some non-obvious takeaways about leadership from the movie Oppenheimer which has been nominated for 13 Oscars this year.

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In today's episode, David and I explore the profound journey of leadership and how it evolves with time.

Reflecting on his own path, David has come to realize that leadership isn't just about titles or positions—it's a dynamic journey that evolves with time and experience. From his early days in the Boy Scouts, where he first tasted leadership responsibility, to building and leading teams in his business ventures, every step has been a lesson in growth and accountability. What's truly fascinating is how his perception of leadership has shifted—from leading himself to guiding a team, and now, nurturing leadership qualities in his own son. 

One of the big takeaways for David about leadership as he reflects on his own journey is this:

Leadership isn't confined to the boardroom; it extends into our personal lives, shaping our roles as parents and mentors. Embracing this multifaceted aspect of leadership brings richness to our experiences and opportunities for continuous improvement. Let's remember, leadership is not just about leading others—it's about inspiring growth, fostering resilience, and embracing responsibility at every turn.

About David Braithwaite

With several years of experience as an Associate Coach for Strategic Coach® and as a financial planner, David Braithwaite has built a reputation for his empathetic approach to coaching and facilitating meaningful conversations. He is a regular guest on BBC radio and TV and has even hosted his own BBC show, “On The Air With David Braithwaite.” He has also spoken at various conferences around the world with audiences up to 14,000.

David has a remarkable ability to connect with people and help them achieve their life goals by creating a supportive and safe environment where they can grow. As a coach and successful entrepreneur, David’s real-life experiences provide valuable insights for his clients and listeners.

With his passion for storytelling, David offers a unique perspective on the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and personal growth. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or practical advice, David’s dynamic personality and insightful commentary will make for a thought-provoking and enjoyable listening experience today.

Connect with David Braithwaite on his website: https://davidbpodcast.com/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-braithwaite-9091774/?originalSubdomain=uk 

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How is AI changing the way we play our positions? In today's episode, I share my thoughts about this as well as a few of the AI tools I use in my workflow for time efficiency, productivity, and creativity. The world isn't what it used to be -- AI is here. We owe it to ourselves to stay on top of what's happening.

AI Tools for Your Consideration

ChatGPT https://chat.openai.com/ 

Claude ai https://claude.ai/ 

Lensa ai https://lensa.app/ 

Otter ai https://otter.ai/ 

Brainstory ai https://www.brainstory.ai/ 

Perplexity ai https://www.perplexity.ai/ 

PYP Episodes Mentioned on Today's Show

https://playyourpositionpodcast.com/dirk-van-reenen/

https://playyourpositionpodcast.com/tony-wall/

https://playyourpositionpodcast.com/brigitte-piniewski/

https://playyourpositionpodcast.com/jason-shen/ 

https://traffic.libsyn.com/playyourposition/AINottheProblem.mp3 

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Linda Cohen is an international keynote speaker, consultant, author, and trainer who considers herself a kindness catalyst. She shares the ROI of kindness with businesses and associations around the world through customized interactive programs for team meetings and conference keynotes with enthusiasm and expertise. Linda believes kindness is no longer a nice to have in the workplace, but an imperative skill for leaders and employees to cultivate. She says that kindness is at the basis of every aspect of a positive company culture from recruitment and retention to morale and burnout. Her book The Kindness Economy showcases nemerous examples of the ways employing kindness into compnay culture generates improvement in these common performance metrics. In short, Linda proves again and again that leaders who develop a "kindness practice" build stronger organizations and bigger bottom lines. Linda lives in Portland, Oregon where she enjoys spending time with her family.

Connect with Linda on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindamcohen/ 

On her website: https://lindacohenconsulting.com/ 

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Tim Fortescue is an extraordinary communication coach who ignites transformation and drives success. With a background in basketball coaching and a passion for helping individuals grow, Tim’s journey has taken him from volunteer high school basketball coach to founding his own coaching venture, 40 Watt Coaching.

His coaching philosophy centers around coaching the full human, not just a person’s speech patterns. Tim’s extensive experience includes coaching and training thousands of individuals across six continents, working with renowned organizations like Nike, Amazon, Netflix, and Google.

Tim’s expertise extends beyond coaching, as he has led Manager and Leadership Enablement at the fintech giant Stripe. Prior to that, he served as a Managing Director and Senior Communication Coach at Own The Room, where he honed his skills and empowered executives at Fortune 500 companies.

Connect with Tim Fortescue on his website: https://40wattcoaching.com/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timfortescue/ 

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Jeff Bartsch is a visionary storyteller, communication strategist, and founder at Story Greenlight. With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry and online business, Jeff has helped shape content for clients including ABC, NBC, Universal, Disney, Apple, and many others. Jeff’s commentary has been featured in major publications including Time Magazine, USA Today, and the Associated Press. Through Story Greenlight, Jeff and his team empower business experts and leaders to tell their stories, serve more clients, and expand their impact in the world. He believes that the power of story is within reach of everyone, and that human connection is everything.

Connect with Jeff Bartsch on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-bartsch-0265934/ 

On his website: https://www.storygreenlight.com/ 

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Michele Hecken is an ex-CEO who helps high-performing leaders design an organization where each person spends at least 80% of their time working on things they love.

She calls herself a contagious optimist, lover of freedom, shifter of paradigms, lifelong learner, and artist. Michele built, operated, scaled, and exited a successful business in the translation industry. She is an Entrepreneur at heart who moves fast, can’t sit still, and is addicted to personal and professional growth. She spent 25 years serving as CEO of the company, turning it into a well-oiled machine that continued to scale without needing her to micro-manage people, systems, and business units.

She completed a high-7-figure exit – and realized that her superpower lies in building companies where leaders focus exclusively on what inspires the organization, and eliminating the rest.

Today she serves as an Advisor to high performers who want to run businesses that serve them and live lives they dream of. Features in media outlets including Inc. Magazine, the Financial Post, Smart Business Revolution, the Edmonton Journal, and numerous podcasts. A passionate public Speaker, she leads talks and workshops across the globe to audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to groups of world-class entrepreneurs.

Connect with Michele Hecken on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelehecken/ 

Visit Michele Hecken's website: https://www.michelehecken.com/ 

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What trends are driving growth today and into the future? In today's episode, I explore two trends based on the research data by people who are way smarter than I am. You can check out these people here. The bottom line is, if you are looking to expand, or cash in on some consumer spending trends for your personal or professional life, this episode will give you some things worth thinking about. Enjoy!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EDT

Jason Brown is a big fan of Jim Rohn's quote: " Use the past as a school, not a club. Don't beat yourself up!" In today's episode, you will hear Jason's leadership story including how he managed to turn an investment that didn't work out into his life's calling -- and how he helps others take charge of their financial futures. 

Jason Brown is a finance graduate from Wayne State University with over a decade of experience in stocks and options trading. At the young age of 23, Jason started trading with a $10,000 student loan and grew it into a six-figure trading account. His passion for teaching others about stock market investing led him to create his own online education company “Power Trades University” which has helped thousands of students worldwide to start investing.

Jason is an active YouTuber with over 80,000 subscribers and his videos have reached over 1 million views. He is also the host of the “Money, Markets and Mindset Podcast”. Jason believes that anyone can profit from the stock market if they know what to look for, and how to spot low-risk but high-reward times to buy and sell combined with the right option strategies to supercharge returns and minimize risk.

Connect with Jason Brown on his website: https://thebrownreport.com/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonbrown1124/ 

Listen to his podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-year-millionaire-podcast/id909385126 

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Today's guest is Dave Newell who is on a mission to “align the misaligned” — connecting leaders with systems that foster outstanding work and personal fulfillment. If you're feeling like any aspect of your current business is off-kilter, this conversation will help you find your bearings. Dave collaborates with small business leaders to implement the Five Facets of Business™ — a small business operating system — to optimize processes, foster team alignment around culture, strategy, operations, story, and finances. This framework provides leaders with the necessary clarity and alignment to crush both short and long-term goals. Dave has coached hundreds of leaders both nationally and internationally and has implemented this framework for the last 11 years. 

Connect with Dave on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-newell-6325a47/ 

On his website: https://theevolvedifference.com/ 

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Direct download: DaveNewellPYP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

In today's episode, I have an in-depth conversation with branding and storytelling expert Emma Donovan of Dapper. As we launch a new year, the ideas Emma shares about choosing online platforms, owning your story in an authentic way, and driving the narrative about yourself and your brand are timely -- and timeless.

Emma Donovan is a seasoned entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in brand strategy and professional profiling. As co-founder of Dapper, she excels in creating innovative products and collaborating with brilliant minds. Emma’s superpower lies in injecting enthusiasm and vibrancy into any situation. Currently, Emma’s focus is on sustainable ways to approach personal brand development for entrepreneurs and leadership teams, in a way that’s authentic and creates space to build their brands with intention. 

Connect with Emma Donovan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmadonovan-dapper/ 

On her website: https://becomedapper.com/ 

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Direct download: EmmaDonovanPYP.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

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