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The EOS Leader

When faced with crises, conflict, and uncertainty, the EOS Leader keeps moving forward rather than panicking or becoming paralyzed. Great leaders realize they're on a lifelong journey to become their best — and know they can’t go it alone. If you'd like to learn from others on this quest, tune into these open and honest conversations with humble, real, and resilient entrepreneurs from around the world. Hosted by Mike Paton, Certified EOS Implementer® and former Visionary of EOS Worldwide.


Kristjan Hebert | Grow or Die
Kristjan Hebert, managing partner at Hebert Grain Ventures, discusses how to leverage your team for year-on-year growth and optimization. From CPA to entrepreneur, Kristjan knows the importance of moving fast, making mistakes, and trusting your gut.
34:41 10/19/2021
Sirish Samba | Lead with Brute Optimism and Fierce Passion
Sirish Samba, president and CEO of Sambatek, shares how relying on hospitality and core values can get you through tough seasons of leadership. As a first-generation immigrant from India, Sirish walks through how that experience informs his leadership, community involvement, and vision.
43:15 10/12/2021
Greg Mills and Rich Daughtridge | Lead By Example
Greg Mills and Rich Daughtridge, co-founders of Warehouse Cinemas, speak to the importance of leading by example. From their entrepreneurial experience, which includes opening a theater on the cusp of the pandemic, Greg and Rich have discovered the power of learning from others, taking risks, and acting deliberately.
42:54 10/05/2021
Brittany Franklin | Strong Leaders Aren’t Created In A Vacuum
Brittany Franklin, founder and CEO of Sky High For Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to ending pediatric cancer, shares how strong leaders slow down to learn and empower others.
49:14 09/28/2021
Gino Wickman and Mike Paton | How to Create and Live Your Best Life: Part 2
Gino Wickman, founder of EOS Worldwide, creator of EOS® and author of the forthcoming book The EOS Life, dives into how he learned to manage human energy, the mental challenges entrepreneurs face, and how he trained himself and others to live the EOS Life®.
51:25 09/23/2021
Gino Wickman and Mike Paton | How to Create and Live Your Best Life
Gino Wickman, founder of EOS Worldwide, creator of EOS®, and author of the forthcoming book, The EOS Life, shares five things it takes to live your best life.
40:09 09/17/2021
Gino Wickman | Are You A True Entrepreneur?
From the EOS Podcast Vault: Gino Wickman, founder of EOS Worldwide, creator of EOS®, and author of forthcoming book The EOS Life, shares the essential traits of a strong leader and how to know if you should make the entrepreneurial leap.
68:38 09/14/2021
Ryan Vestby | Treat Your Career Like a Wall Street Stock
Ryan Vestby, CEO of CompuVision, shares how out of the box thinking gives you an advantage both in business and leadership.
41:52 09/07/2021
Jeff Dirks | Demand Respect? You Have To Earn it!
Jeff Dirks, founding partner and president of KBL Environmental Ltd., discusses how true leaders earn respect by hard work and following the golden rule.
32:50 08/24/2021
Nick Friedman | There Are No Shortcuts to Success
Nick Friedman, owner and co-founder of College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving, urges entrepreneurs to pace themselves and personalize their leadership.
42:11 08/17/2021
Billy Friley | Use Your Leadership Powers Well
Billy Friley, founder of Village Ice Cream, shares how prioritizing a healthy mindset helped him serve his employees and customers better.
43:43 08/11/2021
John Marcarian | Break Down Barriers With Empathy and Passion
John Marcarian, founder of Expatland Global Network and CST Tax Advisors, highlights the importance of empathy, action, and cultural competency in global leadership.
31:37 08/04/2021
Mitchell Goldberg | It Pays to Invest in the Right People
Mitchell Goldberg, founder, CEO, and Visionary of Surgmed Group, shares how honesty, determination, and employee empowerment facilitate nimble leadership.
40:04 07/28/2021
Alethea Austin | Every Adversity is an Opportunity
Alethea Austin, co-founder and CEO of Achieve Wellness Spa, speaks to fostering motivation and communication in the service of your team and clients.
27:03 07/21/2021
Carl Haspels | How to Be an Anti-Leadership Leader
Carl Haspels, founder and CEO of Aircargo, argues that the most effective leadership approach is to be anti-leadership.
37:09 07/14/2021
Danijela and Vladimir Kovacevic | Keep An Eye On Your Ego
Danijela and Vladimir Kovacevic, founders of Inovatec, describe how culture, communication, and passion are fundamental to business and personal success.
40:44 06/30/2021
Zach Stewart | Your Best Skills as a Leader: Listening and Observing
Zach Stewart, Visionary and vice president of Wilcox Door Service Inc., discusses diversity’s value in the workplace and why the best leaders listen to others’ ideas.
25:49 06/23/2021
Dan Szor | Take Risks To Do What You Love
Dan Szor, founder and CEO of The Cotswolds Distilling Company, speaks to the importance of taking risks and getting the right people in the right seats.
26:09 06/16/2021
Chris Carlson | A Pinch of Humility Goes A Long Way
Chris Carlson, founder of Sportech and Envision Company, shares why relationships, delegation, and humility are central to strong leadership.
40:13 06/09/2021
Valérie Coutu | Build Your Company Culture
Valérie Coutu, president of JOVACO Solutions, shares how to develop and maintain company culture in an online environment.
31:19 06/02/2021
Mike O’Kane | Take Time To Slow Down
Recharge and listen. Mike O’Kane, founder and senior technical advisor for Okane Consultants, gets real about how to take your leadership from lousy to superb.
30:35 05/26/2021
Trixie Whyte | Don’t Go It Alone
Trixie Whyte, founder and CEO of Q2 HR Solutions, delves into navigating setbacks and why authenticity is a leadership strength across cultures. Through countless obstacles that have come her way, Trixie has learned that the most humble and effective way to lead is to rely on others and to continuously seek improvement.
46:42 05/19/2021
The EOS Leader, Season 2 - COMING SOON!
The EOS Leader™ thrives at the intersection of risk and opportunity. Becoming the best leader you can be is a lifelong journey, and it’s not one you should take alone.  Join vulnerable leadership conversations with the world's top entrepreneurs, as they offer actionable advice and hard-earned wisdom. Hosted by Mike Paton, Certified EOS Implementer® and former EOS Worldwide visionary.
02:34 05/05/2021
Rich Bahr | Leadership: A Matter of the Heart
Leaders contemplate what others need. Rich Bahr, CEO group chair for Vistage and founder of Threshold to New Life, unpacks how vulnerability and giving others grace can transform leadership for the better. Rich calls upon his vast experience as a CEO, pastor, and leader to talk about race, homelessness, EOS, intentionality, and better listening practices.
42:07 03/24/2021
CocoVinny Zaldivar | Want a Great Business? Be a Great Human
Cultivate leadership that’s driven by mission, not profit. CocoVinny Zaldivar, CEO and founder of Coco Taps, illuminates why successful leaders are well-versed in compassion, risk-taking, and emotional intelligence. CocoVinny shares what good qualities he’s seen at play in leadership, practices to avoid, and how EOS has helped him and his team stay in-tune.
32:30 03/17/2021
Michael Lennington | How To Create a Culture of Action
Leaders focus on getting things done. Michael Lennington, author, coach, and president of The 12 Week Year, shares the importance of acting on good ideas with humility and accountability. Michael explains how to strengthen leadership skills through executing ideas precisely and frequently.
24:32 03/10/2021
Kelly Keefe | Surround Yourself With The Best
Don’t chase every shiny object. Kelly Keefe, president of ERC (Employers Resource Center), digs into how to attract top performers and enhance your team and leadership skills. Kelly lays out critical leadership strengths and weaknesses, what top performers look for in their work environment, and how EOS has helped sharpen her focus.
33:29 03/03/2021
Jimmy Rayford | Put Your People First
Build up and challenge your employees. Jimmy Rayford, CEO of Dealer’s Wholesale in Indianapolis, champions leading through action and genuine care for others. Jimmy shares how authenticity and staying true to his commitments have served him through every stage of his leadership.
32:57 02/24/2021
Tom Kubiniec | Lead Strong: Speed Trumps Accuracy Every Time
Speed trumps accuracy in business. Tom Kubiniec, President and CEO of SecureIt Gun Storage, shares how embracing failure and change forges great leaders. Tom’s story details how focusing on his own growth and improvement with the support of EOS helped his business achieve major breakthroughs.
41:11 02/17/2021
Adam Radulovic | Harness Passion with Process
Adam Radulovic, CEO of, dives into the importance of leading with vision, communication, passion, and structure. Adam shares how the EOS framework has helped him have hard conversations and strengthened his business.
30:34 02/10/2021