It’s DO-BE Time is for entrepreneurs who believe that their business exists to support them in achieving a personal vision. Tony Carnesi (DOing) and Brian Gorman (BEing) and their guests address the challenges that business owners face and what is required to move through them successfully.
On December 6, 2020, Do-Be Associate Brian Gorman (“Mr. BE”) gave a talk for TEDx Hartford. Through the story of his own life and his work with clients facing change over the past five decades, Brian has come to understand Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey as the path we take on each change we move through. He shares how to improve the likelihood of successfully moving through change, some of the risks you face along the way, and how to address them. This podcast is a re-broadcast of Brian’s interview with Paul Geiger and Glen Ingram about his TEDx experience and the change journey. The interview was conducted on the online program and podcast Blabbit on December 11, 2020. The TEDx Hartford talk is available at TEDxHartford.com and on YouTube (search “TEDx Hartford Brian Gorman”).
When she started Jillian’s Circus, Jillian Weston thought that her job was to sell social media marketing services to prospective clients. As she discusses with Tony and Brian on this edition of it’s DO-BE time, she was wrong. In fact, Jillian is an educator. By bringing an understanding of social media to clubs, libraries, schools, chambers of commerce, and elsewhere, she is creating a deeper understanding of the world of social media marketing. In doing so, she has become a vital member of her community and a successful business woman.
With Congress’s authorization of a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Joel Brach (JD Capital Strategies) returns to the it’s DO-BE time studio with Tony and Brian. In this podcast, Joel discusses the significant ways in which the second round of PPP is different from the first and more accessible to smaller business owners. He provides an update on first round PPP forgiveness and the EIDL program. Joel also offers insights on programs for business owners offered by New York City and New York State.
As entrepreneurs, it can sometimes feel like it’s us against the world or “if I let others in on my idea they’re going to steal it.” When imaware™ co-founder Jani Tuomi was ready to enter the world of at-home health testing, he knew he was challenging healthcare norms. After all, testing was used to confirm doctors’ diagnoses, not to provide an early warning to patients. In this revealing conversation with Tony and Brian, Jani describes his initial efforts to be a disruptor in the multi-billion dollar healthcare industry, and how he learned to achieve success instead by recruiting an army of people that shared his passion, and then letting go.
Running a business is not the same as leading it. In this episode, Tony and Brian reflect on the lessons that Theresa Moulton (Editor-in-Chief of Change Management Review), Scott Mason (Principal of Scott Mason, LLC), TJ Chernick (Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, New York chapter), and Andy Presti (Managing Partner of Presti & Naegele, CPA) shared about their growth into truly being leaders of their organizations. As different as each of their businesses is, growing it and successfully moving it forward has required not “managing the business” but “leading the business.” The lessons in becoming a leader that are shared here are universal.
Andy Presti, Managing Partner of Presti & Naegele, began his career in a two-person accounting firm and has grown it to a 40-employee business. In this episode of “it’s DO-BE time,” Andy, Tony and Brian discuss what it takes to successfully achieve such growth. As Andy put it, “just because you know your profession well, it doesn’t mean you can run your business well.” He shares his own trajectory from Certified Professional Accountant to business leader and the critical lessons he learned along the way about himself, his employees, and business success.
It’s important for your employees to know your vision for your business. It helps them to understand why you work the way you do and why you expect what you do from them. If you’re like most business owners, you proudly talk about your plans, hopes, dreams for the future. And, if you’re like most business owners, you have no idea about the plans, hopes, dreams of your employees. In this replay of one of our most liked podcasts, Tony and Brian invite you to ask your employees what brings them to work every day, and to invest in helping to make their work more fulfilling. Echoing and building on the voices of luminaries such as Simon Sinek, Bob Chapman (CEO, Barry Wehmiller), and Dan Price (CEO, Gravity Payments), we explain why doing so is a bottom line investment.
Working in international human rights, TJ Chernick’ s career took him from Morocco to Finland, but it didn’t prepare him for his role as Executive Director of the New York chapter of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. While the move from human rights to his first Chamber position in membership was challenging, even more difficult was the move from manager to his current leadership role. In this episode, TJ discusses the part those you serve can play in your professional growth when you have the courage to ask, and to listen.
When Scott Mason lost his job in what he now recognizes was a “finger-pointing, cover your rear end” government agency, he never expected he would find himself on the mat of a martial arts studio. But that is where he found himself, both literally and authentically. In this riveting episode, Scott, Tony, and Brian discuss the relationship between doing and being in finding and living into your true purpose.
Theresa Moulton, Editor-In-Chief of Change Management Review, is a serial entrepreneur. She has a seemingly unending stream of great ideas that become new strategies, or even new businesses. The challenge is that being an entrepreneur is not the same as being a business leader. In this episode, Theresa talks with Tony and Brian about what she had to do and who she had to become in order to be successful as an entrepreneurial leader.
In 1976, Elaine Koyama, a third-generation Japanese American woman, became an animal feed salesman for Cargill in rural Iowa. She had a Stanford degree, sales training, all the animal feed knowledge her employer could provide, the Chevy four-door sedan, and her own experience growing up on a farm in rural Montana. But that wasn’t enough to make the sale. In this insightful discussion with Tony and Brian, Elaine reveals that the key to your success may not have anything to do with your job title or position description.
When Quantuvos Founder and CEO Gregg Bedol’s dream job turned into a nightmare, he kept at it. He was there for his team, for his customers, and for his employer, continuing to be the leader he has always been and doing the things he thought he should be doing. Only in retrospect did Gregg realize that the leader he was serving was a different type of leader, one whom Gregg doesn’t serve well. In this podcast, Gregg shares this experience with Tony and Brian, passing on the lessons that it taught him about leadership styles and alignment.
Almost nothing in life drains our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy in a sustained way as the events of the past nine months have done. The impact of COVID-19, #BlackLivesMatter, and demands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion surround us as we try to juggle work, family, home schooling, caring for aging parents, and more. Even if you had achieved work/life balance prior to all of this, it is likely to have been lost again. How far out of balance are you? In this episode, Tony and Brian introduce some of the keys of DOing and BEing required to achieve your version of the 4-day work week. In the coming months we will be expanding on these both in this podcast and in other offerings ranging from DIY guidance to hands-on support. “When times are tough in business, it’s DO-BE time!”
As the Do-Be Associates prepare to change the format of it’s DO-BE time, we wanted to share with you one of our most popular podcasts to date. Stand by on October 13 for a new and pithier version of our podcast focusing on the DOing and BEing of business success. In this replay, ResultsMap® founder Caroline Kealey discusses with Tony and Brian the importance of communications strategy and offers some simple models for improving communications.
Successfully leading your business through today’s ongoing uncertainty takes more than skill; it requires that you achieve a level of vertical development that allows you to see the world more broadly, and to live in complexity and ambiguity. In this episode, Sparks Group founder and CEO Jessica Bronzert joins Tony and Brian to introduce vertical development, discuss its importance to entrepreneurs and business leaders, and to offer a three-step process for increasing your vertical development.
Yonason Goldson, Director of Ethical Imperatives, refers to himself as a hitchhiking rabbi and ethics warrior. In this engaging conversation with Tony and Brian, Yonason shares his path to understanding the importance of ethics and discusses the vital role that it plays in shaping our organizations and determining their future.
As a business owner, as a leader, it is up to you to set the tone, to define the culture of your organization. In doing so, you set, or redirect, it on the path to the future. In this wide-ranging podcast, Deutser Founder and CEO Brad Deutser joins Tony and Brian to explore how leaders create safe space for their employees; the difference between making Diversity, Equity and Inclusion something that your organization does and making it part of your organizational being; and the role that positivity plays in organizational success.
Your employees make the difference in whether or not your business succeeds. As a business owner it is up to you to shape the difference your employees make. In this episode, Tony and Brian share their own insights, as well as those of Simon Sinek, Bob Chapman (CEO, Barry Wehmiller), Dan Price (CEO, Gravity Payments), and others, on how to help your employees help your business.
As summer winds down and we continue to face a highly disrupted and uncertain fall, our own resilience continues to be tested, as does the resilience of colleagues, clients, family, friends, and strangers. Heading into what for many will be a low-key Labor Day weekend, we decided to provide a replay of our most popular podcast to date. Dr. Linda Hoopes, founder of Resilience Alliance, joins Tony and Brian “At the Intersection of Resilience and Recovery” to discuss your resilience muscles, the energy that powers your resilience, and being not okay.
What can business owners learn from a professional rock balance artist? As it turns out, a great deal. Travis Ruskus is highly attuned to the integration of doing and being that is as critical to every entrepreneur’s success as it is to the creation of his art. In this episode, Travis joins Tony and Brian to share what he has learned on his journey to living his passion. And he describes the seven principles for living into your dream, principles that will serve you well.
It isn’t time you manage, but how you manage your priorities in the time that you have. In this episode Tony and Brian share their experience and insights on both the DOing and the BEing of managing your priorities. Because each of us is different, they don’t provide “the secret to successful time management.” Rather, they offer a variety of suggestions for being more successful at accomplishing what it is that is most important to you.
Leadership and managerial success, as well as the success of workers at all levels of the organization, are dependent on difficult conversations. In this episode, Harris Ginsberg (HRG Consulting), Tony, and Brian explore what makes some conversations difficult, how to prepare for them, and how to achieve the results you want.
As an entrepreneur, understanding the array of federal assistance available may be of vital importance. In this episode, recorded on July 22, 2020, JD Capital Strategies co-founder and managing partner Joel Brach discusses the current status of federal programs with the Do-Be Associates.
Both personal and business-related real estate costs impact the lives of entrepreneurs and other business leaders. In this episode, residential realtor Carl Ekroth (Douglas Elliman) and commercial realtor David Green (Cushman-Wakefield) discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the New York City real estate market. What is happening in New York can be seen in other cities as well. Join Carl, David, Tony, and Brian for this important and insightful conversation.
Why do some business owners begin with passion and then “settle in,” waiting for retirement, while others make their business soar? What is the difference between being victimized by factors outside your control and being victorious despite those circumstances? In this episode, Tony and Brian delve into the DOing and BEing at the intersection of settling and soaring.
As a leader, what do you need to DO and who do you need to BE to “G.S.D.” (Get Stuff Done)? In this wide-ranging interview with Tony and Brian, Meg Manke and Rachel MK Headley of Rose Group International discuss the role that leaders play in the performance of their organizations. In their book iX Leadership: Create High-Five Cultures and Guide Transformation Rachel says, “We are experts in G.S.D.” There is a lot to learn from these experts in this edition of it’s DO-BE time!
Sometimes resilience is bouncing back, sometimes it’s hanging on by your fingernails, and sometimes it is coming back stronger than ever. In this wide-ranging conversation, Linda L. Hoopes, PhD (Resilience Alliance), Tony and Brian explore several aspects of resilience including your resilience muscles, the energies that fuel resilience, and whether it is okay to not be okay.
For almost two decades, ResultsMap founder Caroline Kealey has been engaged in organizational communications. Her passion is not on producing the communications, but in working with others in the creation and execution of communications strategy. In this episode she discusses with Tony and Brian the importance of communications strategy and offers simple models for improving your communications.
We all have “anchors” in our lives, those things that provide a sense of stability, security and control. Sometimes we let go of our anchors without intending to. In other cases, circumstances tear them away. COVID-19 has ripped away many of those anchors, whether they be going to the office, the products or services offered to customers and clients, or the loss of colleagues. In this podcast, Tony and Brian discuss anchors as a metaphor, and explore how business owners can re-establish anchors for themselves and their employees in order to regain a focus on success.
Culture is at the heart of every organization. While some employees thrive in a physical workspace, others are better suited for virtual work. Each requires a different set of behaviors, motivators and a different perspective on the ideal work environment. Humantelligence’s CEO Juan Luis Betancourt joins Tony and Brian to explore the different requirements of physical and virtual cultures, and how businesses can leverage those differences for competitive advantage.
Author David Sax (The Soul of the Entrepreneur) shares DO-BE Time with Tony and Brian. David shares his insights on what is truly required for entrepreneurial success based on hundreds of interviews with small business owners. He and the Do-Be’s explore the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on David (whose book launched in April) and other entrepreneurs, and what will drive business owners to make the adjustments they need to bring their business successfully through the current uncertainty.
Leah Garcés shares the lessons that she has learned as the virtual leader of an international organization. She and the Do-Be’s discuss the importance of trust and letting go of micro-managing, the advantages of being a virtual organization, the value of clearly defined outcomes, tools for virtual work, running effective virtual meetings, as well as additional insights for successfully leading virtually.
In this episode, meet Tony Carnesi (DO) and Brian Gorman (BE), the Do-Be Associates, as they introduce themselves and the it’s DO-BE time podcast.