Episode cover of Ep# 8 Staying Ahead of the Game with Casey Grey

Ep# 8 Staying Ahead of the Game with Casey Grey

In The Zone

  • 05/12/2022
  • 36 min

About this Episode

In this inspirational podcast, Jeremy and Valerie learn how a unique, introspective and mindful leadership style is the key with special guest Casey Grey! He reminds us to embrace and lean into change. “I think from anything that I’ve learned in all my personal development over the years is that there’s only one constant, and that constant is change. Everything changes in the world, right? So the more comfortable you are changing, I think the better off you’ll be in life because things are always going to change. And it’s just a matter of how we accept it and how we adapt and how we keep moving forward.” Gray explained. Leaning into change, asking more thoughtful questions, and filling the controllable moments in his life with positivity and mindfulness was the start, but Grey’s curiosity for the future is inspiring him now. It is safe to say that Casey Grey is the type of leader that we need right now in the construction industry, and you can bet, we will be watching, supporting, and digesting his content in hopes that we can stay ahead of the game just like he does!Resources:The Conscious Builder – https://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/ The Conscious Builder Academy – https://www.consciousbuilderacademy.com/ Learn about Jeremy and Valerie’s journey, why they have decided to launch this industry asset to better the community at large through mentorship, peer education, and thought leadership. To read their Open Letter to the Construction Industry click hereTo Join the USCZ digital platform – https://usconstructionzone.com To follow the USCZ journey and connect on social media Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/usconstructionzone Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLac-RnSIyL7PWVnR7bOGfg LinkedIn Business page – https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-construction-zoneIn The Zonehttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/in-the-zone/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/ep-8-staying-ahead-of-the-game-with-casey-grey

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Ep# 9 Laying the Groundwork with Jennifer Green
Jennifer Green has been labeled as a fearless trailblazer and glass ceiling breaker for women in non-traditional careers, and continues to advocate and be a leader in the skilled trades community. Through passion, dedication and mentorship, Jennifer has a rich history of breaking new ground and destroying stigmas. She is an influential leader with extensive experience building and supporting world-class programming and change culture. Jennifer discussed how she was challenged by “being the first” woman in many situations, but soon became inspired by the path that she found herself on. She has promoted the advancement of the skilled trades across Ontario, Canada and beyond for almost 20 years in various roles through volunteerism, speaking engagements, and consulting. We learned how Jennifer, as Director of Competitions at Skills Ontario, encourages youth to explore and pursue careers in the skilled trades and technologies. Resources:Skills Ontario – https://www.skillsontario.com/ Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program – https://oyap.com/ Learn about Jeremy and Valerie’s journey, why they have decided to launch this industry asset to better the community at large through mentorship, peer education, and thought leadership. To read their Open Letter to the Construction Industry click hereTo Join the USCZ digital platform – https://usconstructionzone.com To follow the USCZ journey and connect on social media Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/usconstructionzone Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLac-RnSIyL7PWVnR7bOGfg LinkedIn Business page – https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-construction-zoneIn The Zonehttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/in-the-zone/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/ep-9-laying-the-groundwork-with-jennifer-green
32:03 07/28/2022
Ep# 8 Staying Ahead of the Game with Casey Grey
In this inspirational podcast, Jeremy and Valerie learn how a unique, introspective and mindful leadership style is the key with special guest Casey Grey! He reminds us to embrace and lean into change. “I think from anything that I’ve learned in all my personal development over the years is that there’s only one constant, and that constant is change. Everything changes in the world, right? So the more comfortable you are changing, I think the better off you’ll be in life because things are always going to change. And it’s just a matter of how we accept it and how we adapt and how we keep moving forward.” Gray explained. Leaning into change, asking more thoughtful questions, and filling the controllable moments in his life with positivity and mindfulness was the start, but Grey’s curiosity for the future is inspiring him now. It is safe to say that Casey Grey is the type of leader that we need right now in the construction industry, and you can bet, we will be watching, supporting, and digesting his content in hopes that we can stay ahead of the game just like he does!Resources:The Conscious Builder – https://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/ The Conscious Builder Academy – https://www.consciousbuilderacademy.com/ Learn about Jeremy and Valerie’s journey, why they have decided to launch this industry asset to better the community at large through mentorship, peer education, and thought leadership. To read their Open Letter to the Construction Industry click hereTo Join the USCZ digital platform – https://usconstructionzone.com To follow the USCZ journey and connect on social media Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/usconstructionzone Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLac-RnSIyL7PWVnR7bOGfg LinkedIn Business page – https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-construction-zoneIn The Zonehttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/in-the-zone/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/ep-8-staying-ahead-of-the-game-with-casey-grey
36:08 05/12/2022
Ep# 7 The Road Less Traveled with Brent Darnell
In this important episode, Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens welcome special guest Brent Darnell to discuss the crossroads that the construction industry finds itself in. In many ways, the construction industry is still getting away with many ‘old ways’ of doing things, while it seems much of the world is advancing in terms of inclusion, diversity, and understanding the importance of learning more about mental health. The good news is, hope is not lost, as there are some phenomenal people in the construction industry that are ready to help navigate this new terrain, including Brent Darnell! At Brent Darnell International (BDI), Brent’s mission statement reads: “To help to transform the construction industry to be more collaborative, more relationship-driven, leaner, and more fun with a focus on health, wellness, and peak performance.” The absolute beauty in the message that Brent Darnell so clearly articulates in his eight books, speaking engagements, and curriculum, is that we have control over our human connections and when you begin to master this with your team, the benefits will be astronomical! Your organization will inevitably be more productive, loyal, profitable, healthy and happy! Who doesn’t want that?! So here we are, at the fork in the road, asking ourselves who is going to join us in learning what it means to be more inclusive, more diverse, more professional, more vulnerable, more healthy and gosh dang it – have some more fun! Darnell said it best when he said, “There’s nothing heroic that takes place without vulnerability.” So, construction industry, let’s be heroes together and change this culture one person and one business at a time! Resources:Brent Darnell International – https://www.brentdarnell.com/ Workplace Suicide Prevention – https://workplacesuicideprevention.com/Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention – https://preventconstructionsuicide.com/Learn about Jeremy and Valerie’s journey, why they have decided to launch this industry asset to better the community at large through mentorship, peer education, and thought leadership. To read their Open Letter to the Construction Industry click hereTo Join the USCZ digital platform – https://usconstructionzone.com To follow the USCZ journey and connect on social media Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/usconstructionzone Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLac-RnSIyL7PWVnR7bOGfg LinkedIn Business page – https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-construction-zoneIn The Zonehttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/in-the-zone/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/ep-7-the-road-less-traveled-with-brent-darnell
56:57 02/21/2022
Ep# 6 A First-Hand Look at A True Hero’s Journey With Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas
In this important episode, Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens welcome special guest Sally Spencer-Thomas to discuss the sensitive topic of mental health, suicide trends, and prevention in the construction industry. We had the honor of speaking with Spencer-Thomas, who is a clinical psychologist, international mental-health advocate and speaker, researcher, and suicide loss survivor. Sally lost her only sibling and best friend, Carson J. Spencer, on December 7th, 2004 and her life’s mission from that point forward has been dedicated to educating, preventing, innovating, writing, and professionally speaking about mental health, reminding us of the positive impact each one of us can have on our society, and thus on one another. We were fortunate enough to gain valuable insights from Spencer-Thomas on the risk factors and alarming trends for industry professionals, but more importantly, details on prevention strategies and awareness opportunities that our industry is beginning to implement. We are grateful to Sally Spencer-Thomas for her time and dedication to this noble, life-saving cause, and we ask each of you to let this quote from the Higher Education Center on Spencer-Thomas’ website be your marching order moving forward: “Be vocal. Be visible. Be visionary. There is no shame in stepping forward, but there is great risk in holding back and hoping for the best.” Again, we thank you Sally Spencer-Thomas for being the change maker that this industry desperately needs! Resources:Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas – https://www.sallyspencerthomas.com/Workplace Suicide Prevention – https://workplacesuicideprevention.com/Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention – https://preventconstructionsuicide.com/Learn about Jeremy and Valerie’s journey, why they have decided to launch this industry asset to better the community at large through mentorship, peer education, and thought leadership. To read their Open Letter to the Construction Industry click hereTo Join the USCZ digital platform – https://usconstructionzone.com To follow the USCZ journey and connect on social media Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/usconstructionzone Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLac-RnSIyL7PWVnR7bOGfg LinkedIn Business page – https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-construction-zoneIn The Zonehttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/in-the-zone/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/ep-6-a-first-hand-look-at-a-true-heros-journey-with-dr-sally-spencer-thomas
48:18 01/21/2022
Ep# 5 The Importance of Writing Your Own Story with Rich Noonan
In this episode, Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens welcome special guest Rich Noonan to discuss the power of online reviews, the importance of maintaining an updated website, and the importance of taking the time and initiative in telling the story about your business through video.Noonan details how his unique background in investigative journalism, as well as his experience in television, all led him to create & actualize Best of the Best Television. Noonan is an expert in investigating a businesses digital footprint, online reviews, and client satisfaction, and then selecting the best remodeling and construction businesses in the nation. He knows how to sleuth the internet for businesses with the highest-rated and most honest reviews, the most personal and sincere websites, and with stories that need to be told — not only in words but with professional video!Rich loves what he does and continues to award deserving businesses around the country. Noonan explained that once he awards his video, along with the prestigious “Best of the Best” company, the recipients tell him that they had rarely if ever, considered producing a video. One such client told Noonan, “I would have never produced a video. That wasn’t even in my thought process, but when my wife and I cried after we saw the story that you did about the company that we built for 35 years with our sweat and tears and blood, how can we not have this video?” Noonan has a way of stating what we all need to hear – in building a successful online presence, it is vitally important to remember that regardless of the size and nature of your business, you’re the one who gets to write your own story – either that or somebody else will. Learn about Jeremy and Valerie’s journey, why they have decided to launch this industry asset to better the community at large through mentorship, peer education, and thought leadership. To read their Open Letter to the Construction Industry click hereTo Join the USCZ digital platform – https://usconstructionzone.com To follow the USCZ journey and connect on social media Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/usconstructionzone Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLac-RnSIyL7PWVnR7bOGfg LinkedIn Business page – https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-construction-zoneIn The Zonehttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/in-the-zone/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/ep-5-the-importance-of-writing-your-own-story-with-rich-noonan
50:40 12/13/2021
Ep# 4 Entering the Golden Age of Innovation in Construction with René Morkos
In this episode Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens discuss the current status of innovation and digitization in the construction industry with special guest René Morkos. René details how his unique background, upbringing, education, and experience all led him to create & actualize ALICE Technologies. Using AI technology, ALICE and René are blazing the trail of innovation in construction. Rene explains, “The thing that we did with ALICE, and this is the part that’s kind of remarkable, ALICE understands how to build stuff! So think about that – ALICE knows what a crane is. ALICE knows what a crew is. ALICE knows what overtime is. ALICE understands what the production rate is. ALICE is a generative simulator…She actually moves resources around, shuffles up to space and time to build your object.”René loves what he does and continues to inspire us all with his determination to create a lasting legacy, stating, “I want to leave behind a field that is more capable of being a cutting edge, high tech, research-focused field.” He offers us the assurance that the industry is in good hands with influencers and leaders like him that are willing and ready to digitize this industry and redefine what it means to build! Learn about Jeremy and Valerie’s journey, why they have decided to launch this industry asset to better the community at large through mentorship, peer education, and thought leadership. To read their Open Letter to the Construction Industry click hereTo Join the USCZ digital platform – https://usconstructionzone.com To follow the USCZ journey and connect on social media Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/usconstructionzone Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLac-RnSIyL7PWVnR7bOGfg LinkedIn Business page – https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-construction-zoneIn The Zonehttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/in-the-zone/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/ep-4-entering-the-golden-age-of-innovation-in-construction-with-rene-markos
50:32 10/28/2021
Ep# 3 Leadership and Networking Principles with Sunny Pinhero
In this episode, hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens discuss leadership and networking principles with special guest Sunny Pinhero. If you have not yet heard of Sunny Pinhero of Pinhero Construction, Inc, you will want to check out this podcast to learn a thing or two about Sunny’s take on growth and leadership! Sunny has led his team to rank No. 145 on the Inc 5000 Regionals: California 2021 list. Pinhero discusses how his journey being a lifelong learner has led him into exclusive leadership groups, motivating podcasts, and has positioned him to mentor others who would like to follow in his footsteps! Sunny is looking forward to connecting with peers on US Construction Zone and we look forward to learning more about leadership from Sunny!Learn about Jeremy and Valerie’s journey, why they have decided to launch this industry asset to better the community at large through mentorship, peer education, and thought leadership. To read their Open Letter to the Construction Industry click hereTo Join the USCZ digital platform – https://usconstructionzone.com To follow the USCZ journey and connect on social media Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/usconstructionzone Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLac-RnSIyL7PWVnR7bOGfg LinkedIn Business page – https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-construction-zoneIn The Zonehttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/in-the-zone/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/ep-3-leadership-and-networking-principles-with-sunny-pinhero
49:16 10/01/2021
Ep# 2 Helping the Industry Move Forward with Tony Rader
In this episode Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens lay discuss the serious challenges that the construction industry is facing including the labor shortage, new infrastructure bill, and the need for more technology in construction with special guest Tony Rader. Tony Rader discusses how National Roofing Partners (NRP) is using drone technology to make his labor force more efficient, how Associated Builders and Contractors changed the course of his career, and how he is leaving a lasting impact and legacy on the construction industry. Learn about Jeremy and Valerie’s journey, why they have decided to launch this industry asset to better the community at large through mentorship, peer education, and thought leadership. To read their Open Letter to the Construction Industry click hereTo Join the USCZ digital platform – https://usconstructionzone.com To follow the USCZ journey and connect on social media Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/usconstructionzone Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLac-RnSIyL7PWVnR7bOGfg LinkedIn Business page – https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-construction-zoneIn The Zonehttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/in-the-zone/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/ep-2-helping-the-industry-move-forward-with-tony-rader
51:06 08/30/2021
Ep# 1 US Construction Zone, An Open Invitation for the Future of the Construction Industry
In this episode Hosts Jeremy and Valerie Owens lay the foundation for the upcoming launch of US Construction Zone (USCZ). US Construction Zone is a digital networking platform that is designed for business management, entrepreneurs, decision-makers, executives, leaders in the industry, and all those who aim to improve the field of construction. US Construction Zone offers leaders in our industry a digital landing zone where influential professionals can offer and ask for advice, share experiences that will eliminate the need to ‘reinvent the wheel,’ encourage one another with helpful recommendations and information, promote career opportunities, and accept the challenge to grow better businesses and give back to the community. It is time for leaders in this industry to face challenges together and benefit from gaining valuable insight from the brightest minds in construction! Learn about Jeremy and Valerie’s journey, why they have decided to launch this industry asset to better the community at large through mentorship, peer education, and thought leadership. To read their Open Letter to the Construction Industry click hereTo Join the USCZ digital platform – https://usconstructionzone.com To follow the USCZ journey and connect on social media Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/usconstructionzone Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLac-RnSIyL7PWVnR7bOGfg LinkedIn Business page – https://www.linkedin.com/company/us-construction-zoneIn The Zonehttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/in-the-zone/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/ep-1-us-construction-zone-an-open-invitation-for-the-future-of-the-construction-industry
36:38 08/16/2021