Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Adi Tantimedh: Author of the Ravi PI Series - Episode 1027



SHOW NOTES

Adi Tantimedh is the author of a Detective Crime Trilogy, The Ravi PI Series: Her Nightly Embrace (Book 1),  Her Beautiful Monster (Book 2) and Her Fugitive Heart (Book 3).  Adi has written radio plays and television scripts for the BBC and screenplays for various Hollywood companies, as well as graphic novels for DC Comics and Big Head Press, and a weekly column about pop culture for BleedingCool.com. He also wrote "Zinky Boys Go Underground," the first post-Cold War Russian gangster thriller, which won the BAFTA for Best Short Film in 1995. 


You can connect with Adi on LinkedIn here


Howard Fox is the President of Fox Coaching, Inc. and the Founder of the SuccessInSight Podcast. Howard is inspired by great leaders, no matter where they are in the organization or on their personal and professional development journey. Howard works with Business Owners and their teams to learn to lead and to work and thrive together. Howard invites you to visit him at https://foxcoaching.com.

Randy Ford is the Founder of First Story Strategies. For more than two decades, Randy has been using storytelling as the basis for his work as a communications strategist, writer, editor, journalist, political strategist, media relations professional and events specialist. Randy invites you to visit him at https://firststorystrategies.com.


The SuccessInSight Podcast can be found at https://successinsightpodcast.com



Monday, August 26, 2019

Jonathan Branfman, Ph.D. - Author of: You Be You!: The Kid’s Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family - Episode 1026



SHOW NOTES

Jonathan Branfman, Ph.D. is a Gender Studies researcher and children's book author. His work focuses on LGBTQIA diversity and social justice. His book, You Be You!: The Kid’s Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family, is an illustrated children's book for ages 7-11 that makes gender identity, sexual orientation, and family diversity easy to explain to children. Throughout the book, kids learn that there are many kinds of people in the world and that diversity is something to be celebrated. It covers gender, romantic orientation, discrimination, intersectionality, privilege, and how to stand up for what's right. The book was illustrated by Julie Benbassat


Jonathan can be contacted via his website at https://jonathanbranfman.com


Howard Fox is the President of Fox Coaching, Inc. and the Founder of the SuccessInSight Podcast. Howard is inspired by great leaders, no matter where they are in the organization or on their personal and professional development journey. Howard works with Business Owners and their teams to learn to lead and to work and thrive together. Howard invites you to visit him at https://foxcoaching.com.

Randy Ford is the Founder of First Story Strategies. For more than two decades, Randy has been using storytelling as the basis for his work as a communications strategist, writer, editor, journalist, political strategist, media relations professional and events specialist. Randy invites you to visit him at https://firststorystrategies.com.


The SuccessInSight Podcast can be found at https://successinsightpodcast.com



Friday, August 23, 2019

Tulip Chowdhury - Author of Visible, Invisible and Beyond: A Novel & Red, Blue, Purple: Poetry from the Heart - Episode 1025




SHOW NOTES

Tulip Chowdhury is a freelance writer and a retired teacher. She has written features, short stories, and poems for newspapers and magazines from an early age. Though she often tackles difficult subject matter, her message is one of love and happiness.

Tulip has published a collection of essays, Reaching Beyond Words; a compilation of fiction, poetry, and essays, Rainbow; a collection of short stories, Stars in the Sky; and two collections of poetry, The Raindrops and Nature and Love. She authored, Visible, Invisible and Beyond: A Novel, in 2014.

Chowdhury’s latest offering, Red, Blue, Purple, is a book of poems chronicling a wide range of life experiences, from terminal illness to technology.


You can find Tulip on LinkedIn.

Howard Fox is the President of Fox Coaching, Inc. and the Founder of the SuccessInSight Podcast. Howard is inspired by great leaders, no matter where they are in the organization or on their personal and professional development journey. Howard works with Business Owners and their teams to learn to lead and to work and thrive together. Howard invites you to visit him at https://foxcoaching.com.

Randy Ford is the Founder of First Story Strategies. For more than two decades, Randy has been using storytelling as the basis for his work as a communications strategist, writer, editor, journalist, political strategist, media relations professional and events specialist. Randy invites you to visit him at https://firststorystrategies.com.


The SuccessInSight Podcast can be found at https://successinsightpodcast.com



Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Victoria Murray: Owner, InBox Virtual Assistants - Episode 1024




Howard Fox:                     Welcome everybody to the Success Insight podcast, for my co-host. This is Howard Fox and I want to welcome you on this beautiful first week after the July 4th weekend, and I'm very excited to introduce you to a young lady that I met, actually via one of my close friends and fellow coaches here in the Chicago area. We were talking about what it takes to run a business, and for us, solo entrepreneurs out there, at sometimes can be a little bit of a challenge because there are only so many hours in the day and there's only so many limbs we have that we can type and answer the phone, and we started to talk a little bit about the world of the virtual assistant. And my good friend Amanda, where she was chatting about, she and her husband who run their entrepreneurial practice in financial services were talking to me about their move to Ohio, and how they will most likely be in the need of a virtual assistant out there, and Amanda said you really got to talk to this woman. She really does some amazing things and so who am I to bypass a great opportunity to have a conversation? So I would love to introduce to you to Victoria Murray, she's the owner of Inbox Virtual Assistants. Victoria, welcome to the Success Insight podcast.

Victoria Murray:               Thank you. Thank you.

Howard Fox:                      So Amanda just had glowing things to say about you and I think you probably know each other somewhat virtually at this point. You probably not really doing any work just yet, but you know the virtual assistant world is, it's not unfamiliar to me, but I know there's a lot to it, so I would love to hear a little bit about your story. Tell our audience what're doing?

Victoria Murray:               Thank you. Thank you. First of all, thank you for inviting me to come on. I did meet Amanda virtually. It was love at first sound byte.

Victoria Murray:               She called me, we chatted, and now I feel like we've known each other forever. I am a virtual assistant. I call myself Act Two. I'm in the second act of my life. I worked in the health insurance industry for over 20 years and the opportunity came for me to separate from the company. And when the door opened, I grabbed my box and I ran, and I have not looked back. I knew that I was too young to totally retire, and I needed to do something because, well, I have bad habits, I like to shop. I like to travel, and I like to make money. So I had to think of what can I do, because, I do not want to go back to Corporate America. I had been released, I was free, I was not going back to a cube farm. I just couldn’t do it.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Jim Moran: President of SimplifyISO - Episode 1023





Howard Fox:       Hello everybody. This is Howard Fox for my cohost Randy Ford. This is the Success Insight podcast. I hope you are having a great start to your week and I am very happy to have back on the Success Insight podcast, Jim Moran. Jim is the president and founder of SimplifyISO.com. In fact, Jim was one of our first guests on a Success Insight podcast. And Jim, welcome to the podcast looking forward to chatting with you today about a subject that you know, I think it's certainly near and dear to my heart, but I was actually curious through your expertise in the ISO environment, the ISO space, how the topic of leadership apply. So thank you for agreeing to come back on and chat with us today.

Jim Moran:         Well, thanks for inviting me, Howard. As you know, my connection with ISO goes back to 1992 and it's when you use the term near and dear to your heart, it's probably, it's been the main focus of my entire career for the last number of years and continues to be. It keeps growing more new standards committed every day to help organizations manage themselves better. And the interesting thing about this topic of leadership, when you look at ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45000, well I better tell what they are. When you look at ISO 9001 - the quality standard, ISO 14001 - the environmental standard, ISO 45001 - the health and safety standard, ISO 50001 - the Energy Standard, and ISO 27001 - the information security standard. Every single one of those standards, Howard has leadership in the dead center of the diagram explaining what the standards are, how the standard is put together. So leadership is honestly, the foundation that all of these standards are based on.

Howard Fox:       You know, it's interesting as you kind of went right through that list, and also, as your evolution into the, I think it's safe to say it. You're an expert and ISO and these international standards and it's good to be an expert. What does leadership mean in the world of ISO standards, ISO certifications? What does it mean?

Jim Moran:         Well, that's a huge question but I'll do the best I can that in order to get ISO for those listeners who aren't ISO certified and the organization has to put together, what's called a management system and then get a certified to it. In order to get certified, a third party comes in and audits them against the requirements of the standards I just mentioned. But as far as leadership goes, leadership is responsible for planning and guides, at least leadership should be guiding the planning. And that's a whole separate section called, its no surprise, planning, and leadership also helps determine what the organization will have available for it in terms of resources, which is a whole another section, section seven, it's called support,actually, that includes a infrastructure people, work environment, so on. But in order for an organization, you get certified, leaders have to demonstrate leadership and commitment.

Elliot Silber: Master Connector & Author of Laser language: For Sales, Marketing and Networking - Episode 1022



Howard Fox:                     Hello everybody. This is Howard Fox from the Success Insight podcast for my co-host Randy Ford. I hope you are all having a great day. Our guest today on the podcast is Elliot Silber. Elliot is a, well what is Elliot? He has done many things, so let me give you a little taste of what that is, or perhaps a sample platter of what Elliot's background is. Pretty amazing. He has been a physicist at the Argonne National Laboratory here in the Chicagoland area. He's worked as an organic chemist for a food company, taught Alpha brainwave control classes for over 10 years using the Silva Method. I definitely want to find out about that. He has taught sales. He's been in the insurance and investment business. He's owned retail, wholesale repair manufacturing. He's been a Vice-President of Victory Pipe Craftsmen. He's co-started and became the publisher and president, president.

Howard Fox:                      He co-started and became the publisher and President of a series of community newspapers, official publications of the local chambers of Commerce on Chicago's North Shore. I met Elliot because he is the master connector with several thousands of contacts, and he began to turn those contacts into connection opportunities, for the people who have come into his life through a variety of organizations and venues. And I'll tell you, he is truly the master connector. So without further ado, I want to introduce you to Elliot Silber. Elliot, welcome to the Success Insight podcast.

Elliot Silber:                       Thank you, Howard.

Howard Fox:                      I hope that introduction met your seal of approval.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Ron Myers: Author of "Relationship Success Handbook: Get Rid of Your Problems, Not Your Life Partner" - Episode 1021



Howard Fox:       Welcome everybody for my co-host, Randy Ford. This is Howard Fox in the success insight podcast. I hope you are having a great week wherever you are, whatever you're doing. I'm very excited today to introduce you to a gentleman, Ron Myers, he is an author, creator of the Simplified University. He's a sought after speaker and an "Uplifting Life Partner". Now why he's with us today, is he's written a really interesting book that I know you just want to learn more about. Ron has written the Relationship Success Handbook: Get Rid of Your Problems, Not Your Partner. Ron, welcome to the Success Insight Podcast.

Ron Myers:         Thank you. I appreciate being here.

Howard Fox:       You are out on the west coast. Hopefully, you haveing nicer weather than we're having. It's hot and humid and rainy here in Chicago.

Ron Myers:         Yeah, it's really nice out here in southern California, and so you know the weather here gets pretty good. It started out a little muggy, but the sun is coming out right now.