November 2017

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31232.mp3 Jeff McManus - Director of Landscape Services at University of Mississippi and Author of Growing Weeders Into Leaders: Leadership Lessons from the Ground Up [caption id="attachment_23247" align="alignright" width="150"] Jeff McManus[/caption] Jeff McManus is a rare breed! He is a landscape professional that has excelled and create an amazingly strong group of followers. His leadership his evident in the beautiful scenery around him. He and his team twice won the National Professional Grounds Maintenance Society Best Maintained Campus, and Ole Miss, where he has been Director of Landscape Services since 2000, was named most beautiful campus by Newsweek in 2011 and the Princeton Review in 2013. Jeff and his team have gained a national reputation for attention to detail and an eye for beauty. He led his team in some creative waste management, which caught the attention of The New York Times in November 2014. Jeff has found unique leadership techniques by developing a dedicated, thoughtful and inspired work force. His GROW-Theory of Greatness, Resiliency, Opportunity and Wisdom has worked. And he shares it in his new book about growing leaders.   Vicky Popat - Co-Founder of PlantOGram [caption id="attachment_23250" align="alignright" width="150"] Vicky Popat[/caption] Vicky Popat believes a gift should be something that is sustainable, eco-friendly, healthy and should lasts for generations. Her company, PlantOGram, does exactly that. PlantOGram Inc. is a licensed and insured nursery located near Orlando, Florida. They started serving just some local community, but with an online store, they now ship trees worldwide. They sell exotic and tropical fruit trees that offer the rarest fruit trees from all corners of the globe. The firm has been covered by Glamour, Wedding Wire, Forbes, InTouch Magazine, Reader's Digest, Fox News, The Huffington post, Tech Style and ABC. Their trees have appeared on Bravo TV shows and in Emmy Swag Bags!   Jim Jenkins - Chief Executive Officer of Universities East at Sodexo [caption id="attachment_23260" align="alignright" width="150"] Jim Jenkins[/caption] Jim Jenkins is the CEO of Universities East at Sodexo Universities. They oversee a business portfolio with revenue of $1.7 billion and 35,000 employees. Mr. Jenkins supervises seven regions in the Universities business segment and he manages over 400 College and University partnerships. They are responsible for growth and the development of dining, custodial services, grounds, plant operations, maintenance, sports and leisure at schools around the country.  With over 34 years of experience in the food service industry, Jim began his career with Sodexo in 1984 and his career has progressed through every possible position in the system. Today, he shares the results of the 2017 University Lifestyle Survey which reports on Generation Z lifestyle habits.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/31223.mp3 Bradley Laborman - Owner/Operator of Bradman Media Unlimited [caption id="attachment_23223" align="alignright" width="150"] Bradley Laborman[/caption] As a young child, Bradley Laborman suffered from a speech impediment that caused concern in his small town elementary school. After some pressure from his mother, the school agreed to have a speech pathologist work with him. Bradley would have to demonstrate his progress by speaking in front of his classmates and teachers. Within a year or two, he finished the speech program and gained a love for performance in front of large groups. In 1998, he created Bradman: The Movie as a senior project at Buena Vista University. It was the first time a student at the school had created a full length feature film as a project. The movie has been distributed numerous times on YouTube and online, but has copyright issues, causing it to be removed from online distribution. In 2001, Bradley started hosting a radio show, a four hour unscripted show. The show grew via a new website called YouTube. In 2008, Bradley created his web-streaming platform named BradmanTV. Bradley began working on iDUMP4U, a website where people could break up with their boyfriends or girlfriends! via Laborman. Shortly after it's creation, the web series was picked up by TruTV. Recently, Bradley rebooted Tonight with Bradman and began work on two other web series as well and a sequel to the college movie Bradman The Movie.   Harvey Bezozi - The CFO Guru & Tax Wizard [caption id="attachment_23225" align="alignright" width="150"] Harvey Bezozi[/caption] Harvey I. Bezozi started his career in Washington, DC working for Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouse Coopers) and Peat Marwick (now KPMG), two of the largest and most prestigious accounting firms. While at Coopers, he worked in the financial auditing department on clients including Georgetown University, National Public Radio, and CBS Television. Harvey also worked on the complex breakup of AT&T and he received high recognition for his work, especially in the area of assisting senior financial executives develop better efficiency in their departmental accounting procedures and budgeting. He then joined the tax department of Peat Marwick, working on the tax returns of many prominent political figures including a former U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of Commerce, Presidential candidate, and Senator. He joined forces with a retired veteran IRS agent and devoted his time to learning how to help those with federal and/or state tax problems. Since then, he has become one of the best in the country at resolving client tax problems. Harvey considers the work he does an “art” not a “science.” He has the many years of experience, and accordingly, the judgment required to solve the most complex types of cases that he is used to handling. More recently, he became very involved in using his financial acumen both as a CFO Guru and Tax Wizard. Clients now continually hire him as their Concierge CPA, Outside CFO or Chief Business Strategist and Deal Structurer.   Virginia Phillips - Author, Speaker, Coach at The Academy of Entrepreneurial Excellence, LLC [caption id="attachment_23227" align="alignright" width="150"] Virginia Phillips[/caption] Virginia Phillips an award-winning coach who guides individuals to develop better personal leadership skills, increase their confidence, and create opportunities for success. Her five-step approach creates transformational action and her coaching has a track record of phenomenal results. She is the founder of The Academy of Entrepreneurial Excellence, a communication and leadership expert, an inspiring speaker, and the author of Yes You Can! Virginia is a VIPCircle of Excellence Winner, A Woman Who Soars Nominee, a Who's Who Women of Excellence, VIP Woman of the Year Circle Winner, a Best of the Springs - People Making a Difference Nominee, and a L'OREAL Paris Women of Worth 2017 Nominee.     ...