For better or worse, the pandemic has “opened the kimono” and shown the true colors of companies and leaders who truly do or do not walk the walk. Barbra Anderson and Janet Craig have seen the good, bad and ugly, and share how and why CSR is vital to an organization’s success, even during a pandemic.
S1E5: Nancy Lyons on Alignment, Ownership, and Working Like a Boss
Subscribe on your favorite platform! As leaders, we are expected to guide behavior according to the values of the companies at which we work. But what about employees? How can they find empowerment and autonomy within the ethos of the organizations at which they work? Nancy Lyons is the CEO at Clockwork, a digital consultancy,… Read more »
S1E4: Jeremy Stayton on Becoming a B-corp, Burning Man and How to Hire Right
In this episode, Jeremy and Andi talk about how Burning Man and the Mankind Project led to a sort of epiphany of values, and the importance of alignment – even across a fully-remote team scattered around the world.
S1E3: Jennifer Dary on Becoming a Manager and Firing People with Grace
Subscribe on your favorite platform: Firing people is hard, especially when you have a small, close-knit team. But it’s an absolutely essential part of running a successful business. Learning to let people go with grace and kindness is a skill that Jen Dary teaches people to do well. In this episode, Jen talks to Andi… Read more »
S1E2: Susan Scherer on Weed, Ice Cream, and Cancer Treatment
Susan Scherer is a decorated oncology nurse and entrepreneur who takes patients’ rights very seriously. Susan talks with Andi about the tough choices she’s has to make to launch a non-traditional product into a very traditional industry, and how her oath as a nurse guided those decisions.
S1E1: Dr. Jen Hall on Values and Resilience
Subscribe on your favorite platform? The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a lot of opportunities for leaders to really stand up and make an impact in either positive or not so positive ways. Dr. Jennifer Hall, an executive coach, leadership trainer and assessment author, talks to Andi about how leaders can use their core values to… Read more »
Coming Soon: Walk the Walk, a podcast for entrepreneurs running values-based businesses
I’m so excited to finally put this podcast out into the world. It’s been percolating behind the scenes for at least half a year now; then we got hit with the pandemic and things ground to a screeching halt. In running my agency, I come across some amazing business owners and entrepreneurs who run successful… Read more »
Making Waves: Creativity
Each Monday, I send our team a Making Waves email. The content is about personal growth, productivity, creativity, handling change — you name it, but it’s all in the name of being better every day. My very smart Content Strategy Director suggested I turn these into blog posts, so here it is: the first installment… Read more »
You have to play the long game.
If there’s one thing I’m certain of, marketing is a long game. There is no magic bullet, or overnight success. Take a look at the top performers in your industry and ask them what they did to get there. They won’t tell you it was SEO, or blogging, or email marketing. They won’t say it… Read more »
Jack (Jill?) of all trades, master of many
Or, The Incredible Benefits of Being a Generalist I am asked frequently what we specialize in at Big Sea. Many clients want to hear that you understand their specific industry, their vernacular and unique problems. We have many clients who are very similar, sure. We have done quite a bit of work with museums and… Read more »