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Get Unstuck & On Target

We’re interviewing inspiring business leaders to uncover tips – and tools – to help you break down the barriers that are keeping… you…. stuck.


Episode 151: The Joshua Principle: Empowering Change in Healthcare
In this episode of 'Get Unstuck and On Target', Mike O'Neill speaks with Echo Vanderwal, co-founder of The Luke Commission. They delve into the transformative journey of this healthcare organization, which started with a team of eight and has now grown to 700 staff members, managing over 280,000 patient visits annually at the Miracle Campus Hospital and conducting 1700 outreaches across Eswatini every year.
32:35 12/7/23
Episode 150: Overcoming Your Inner Critic to Step Into Leadership
In today's milestone 150th episode, Mike talks with leadership coach Rob Kalwarowsky about getting leaders unstuck from limiting mindsets. Rob explains common reasons leaders self-sabotage, feel like imposters, or become destructive bosses. He shares his personal journey overcoming depression and burnout to find purpose.
35:59 11/30/23
Episode 149: Staying Humble as a Leader During Rapid Growth
In today's episode, Mike talks with Pete Srodoski, COO of and author of the book "Lead with Empathy." Pete explains his journey from retail management to small business and lessons learned about compassionate leadership. He shares how transparency, humility and empathy create engaged teams, even remotely.
01:43 11/23/23
Episode 148: Amanda’s Formula: Passion Plus Risk Equals Growth
In today's episode, Mike speaks with Amanda Windsor-White, president of Rugby ATL, who is currently transitioning after the club was sold. Amanda shares lessons from leading a sports startup, handling confidential information, and supporting her team during change. She offers advice for taking career risks, getting unstuck, and charting new directions. Tune in to hear Amanda's story of passion, leadership, and embracing the unknown.
30:57 11/16/23
Episode 147: Navigating Change and Enhancing Business Growth with Tyler Young
In this episode of 'Get Unstuck and On Target', host Mike O'Neill is joined by Tyler Young, the CEO of VersiTech. Their in-depth conversation explores various aspects of leadership, change management, and innovation.
29:48 11/8/23
Episode 146: Addressing Leadership Blind Spots to Get Unstuck
In this episode, Mike O'Neill talks about unlocking your potential as an elite leader. He shares insights on leadership blind spots, the power of journaling, and taking extreme ownership as a CEO.
28:30 11/2/23
Episode 145: Demystifying Franchises: Expert Advice for Potential Buyers
In today's episode, Mike talks with Jerry Bird, a franchise consultant with over 14 years of experience helping clients find the right franchise opportunities.
29:49 10/26/23
Episode 144: Unlocking AI’s Potential for Data-Driven Real Estate
In today's episode, Mike talks with Shobit Gupta, co-founder and CEO of MapZot, a company that uses generative AI to recommend optimal real estate locations for retailers.
27:30 10/19/23
Episode 143: The ROI of Investing in Your People: A CEO’s Perspective
In today's episode, Mike talks with Len Finkle, CEO of Profisee, a master data management company. Len helps leaders understand why employee engagement is a top indicator of sustainable growth and how to create a highly engaged workforce.
29:49 10/12/23
Episode 142: The Labor Movement is on the Rise, and NLRB is Leading the Way
In today's episode, Mike talks with Dan Gilmore, an experienced labor and employment attorney. Dan helps his clients understand the changing legal landscape around unions and organizing.
29:59 10/4/23
Episode 141: Leadership Lessons from Disaster Zones
In today's episode, Mike talks with former UPS VP Craig Arnold about disaster response logistics. Craig shares how UPS built partnerships with nonprofits to distribute aid globally, and why embracing failure, egoless collaboration, and humility enabled success. Lessons like involving wider teams beyond leadership apply directly to business partnerships, leadership, and teamwork.
37:02 9/27/23
Episode 140: The Power of Imperfect Ideas
In today's episode, Mike talks with Dr. Brett Jacobsen. As CEO of Mount Vernon School and Ventures, Brett helps organizations learn how to innovate. He believes learning can provide a competitive advantage over culture and strategy.
27:51 9/20/23
Episode 139: Peer Groups for Senior Leaders Provide Support & Perspective
In today's episode, Mike talks with Scott Bunce, a Vistage Chair with 25 years of leadership experience. Scott helps executives get unstuck by facilitating confidential peer advisory groups. His members learn to communicate more effectively, make big decisions with confidence, and become better leaders. He shares why lifelong curiosity and learning from peers leads to growth at every career stage.
34:10 9/14/23
Episode 138: Leading Through Change With Curiosity And Wins
In today's episode, Mike talks with Ted Konechne, President of the East Region for AIS. AIS offers inspection and engineering services for home builders, helping them speed up construction without compromising quality. Ted shares how he focuses on connecting personally with employees during mergers, being curious about regional differences, and celebrating small wins daily to drive accountability and momentum.
30:27 9/6/23
Episode 137: From Corporate HR Exec to Business Owner: Learning to Adapt
In today's episode, Mike talks with Monte McDowell, the owner of ARCpoint Labs of Atlanta, a lab testing and services company. Monte helps his clients with workplace drug testing, DNA-based tests, and clinical lab services. He leverages nearly 30 years of HR experience to provide consultation around health, drug screening, and safety.
33:51 8/31/23
Episode 136: Trust-Fueled Growth & Delegation: Unlocking Your Business Potential
In today's episode, Mike talks with Steve Fisher, a founding partner of Strategy Partners Group. Steve helps his clients get "unstuck" from short-term tactical thinking and make the transition to long-term strategic planning and growth.
34:47 8/24/23
Episode 135: Cracking the Marketing Code: Boost ROI with Data-Driven Insights
In this enlightening episode, Mike sits down with marketing guru Michael Wolfe, the brains behind Bottom Line Analytics. With a knack for turning data into captivating stories, Michael reveals how he helps clients revolutionize their marketing strategies for a better ROI. Get ready to unravel the mystery behind effective marketing and discover how a single sandwich sparked a sales explosion for a major brand. Dive into the numbers, anecdotes, and insights that will change the way you approach your marketing game.
29:51 8/17/23
Episode 134: Unlocking Boardroom Wisdom: Navigating Leadership and Transformation
In this captivating episode, Mike dives into an insightful conversation with Eric McCarthey, a seasoned boardroom virtuoso. Eric brings his wealth of experience as a strategic leader, offering invaluable insights into the dynamics of successful boards and transformational leadership.
28:23 8/10/23
Episode 133: Podcasting Tips: Authenticity, Repurposing Content, and Getting Unstuck
In today's episode, Mike O'Neill dives into the world of podcasting with Jason Croft, a seasoned podcasting expert and founder of Media Leads. Jason shares valuable insights on authenticity, repurposing content, and how to overcome challenges in the podcasting journey. Don't miss out on this engaging conversation!
30:50 8/3/23
Episode 132: Unlocking the Power of Soulful Listening
In today's episode, Mike O'Neill engages in a captivating conversation with Terri Lonowski, a renowned expert in soulful listening and communication. Terri shares her insights on the power of active listening combined with empathy, highlighting the transformative potential it holds for personal and professional growth.
33:01 7/27/23
Episode 130: Building Lasting Businesses: Unleashing the Power of Teams and Dreams
In today's episode, Mike O'Neill sits down with Tim Kenny, founder of Kenny and Kenny, a family CPA firm. Tim shares valuable insights on building businesses that last and the importance of prioritizing long-term success.
29:29 7/13/23
Episode 129: High Achieving Servant Leadership: Growth, Mentorship, and Unsticking Business Challenges
In today's episode, Mike O'Neill dives into the concept of high achieving servant leadership with Kurt Uhlir, an experienced business leader who has built and run successful companies. They explore the key elements of this leadership approach and its impact on business growth.
34:37 7/6/23
Episode 128: Leading with Transparency and Impact: Insights from Matt Guse
In today's episode, Mike O'Neill sits down with Matt Guse, the owner of MRS Machining, to delve into his journey as a leader and the valuable lessons he has learned along the way.
36:03 6/29/23
Episode 127: Unpacking Risk Management: Strategies, Mitigation, and Supply Chain Insights
In today's episode, Mike dives into the world of risk management with Steven Lustig, an expert consultant in the field. Steven shares invaluable insights and strategies to help businesses effectively navigate and mitigate risks in an ever-changing landscape. Tune in to gain practical tips on exploiting risks, assessing their impact, and diversifying your supply chain for greater resilience.
31:52 6/22/23
Episode 126: Upgrade Your Life: Unleashing Potential with Sarah Leslie
In today's episode, Mike O'Neill sits down with Sarah Leslie, an incredible upgrade coach who has helped countless individuals transform their lives. Sarah shares her personal journey of breaking free from the conventional path and finding true happiness and fulfillment.
33:25 6/15/23
Episode 125: Revolutionizing Sales: Networking vs Prospecting with Jeremy Pope
In today's episode, Mike talks with Jeremy Pope. Jeremy assists clients in overhauling their sales strategies, focusing on the balance between networking and prospecting.
41:18 6/7/23
Episode 124: Energizing Strategies for Neurodivergent Professionals
In today's episode, Mike dives into a fascinating conversation with Kristina Proctor, an entrepreneur and coach specializing in supporting individuals with ADHD and neurodivergent traits. You won't want to miss Kristina's personal journey from the corporate world to entrepreneurship and the valuable insights she shares along the way.
35:13 5/31/23
Episode 123: Why Business Leaders Need to Be Using “Sales Forensics”
In today's episode, Mike talks with Rick Reynolds & Alex Brown. Rick is the co-founder and CEO, and Alex is the Vice President of Sales. A little bit more about Rick. Over his career, he's built two successful companies to evaluate and deliver actionable insights into business to business sales performance. That is, why are sales one and lost and account health. Why are accounts strong, vulnerable, or damaged? Alex has spent his entire career in sales, sales management, and sales leadership roles in a number of industries. So you can see we're gonna have a rich conversation.
29:41 5/25/23
Episode 122: How Judy Helps Her Clients Get Rid of the Head Trash That Limits Them and Causes Stress
In today's episode, Mike talks with Judy Kane. Judy helps her clients get rid of the head trash that's limiting them and causing them stress.
29:43 5/18/23
Episode 121: How Lisa Helps Her Clients Achieve Whole-Body Wellness
In today's episode, Mike talks with Lisa Dahl. Lisa is a certified Health and Wellness Coach specializing in Intuitive Eating, Mindful Eating, and Body Image. Her hallmark emphasis on mindfulness and self-compassion helps women find a successful pathway to whole-body wellness.
30:25 5/4/23