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Tao of Pizza Podcast

This is the Tao of Pizza where we feature top logistics leaders, and entrepreneurs and share their inspiring stories with a holistic twist.

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Artful and Holistic Teaching: Lessons for Today’s Teachers With Judy Hanna
Judy Hanna is a mother, grandmother, and educator of over 50 years. She has used music as a tool for innovative teaching in grade school and special education classes. Beyond music, Judy is passionate about history and language. In this episode… Everyone has unique learning methods, and the teachers who can unlock each student’s pathway to equal education are exceptional and valued. Today’s guest has left an incredible legacy by cultivating groundbreaking teaching strategies far ahead of her time. What’s her secret? Retired teacher Judy Hanna has spent a lifetime identifying ways to simplify and elevate children’s learning processes. She has discovered that poetry helps children retain historical facts, and creating reenactments, dance routines, and drawings allows kids with learning disabilities to express themselves and excel alongside their peers. Judy is also bilingual, noting the role of the five senses in learning various languages. When teaching English as a second language, she ensured her lessons were entertaining and created an interactive environment to stimulate language development. Judy’s creative approaches have established a legacy that impacts her granddaughter, who has become inspired to pursue teaching in Judy’s footsteps.  In today’s exclusive episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson welcomes his mother, Judy Hanna, to the show. They discuss her influence on their family and community. Judy also shares her greatest rewards as a teacher, her experience raising Mark while attending college, and her advice for the next generation of educators.
51:30 5/6/24
Optimizing Every Aspect of Return Logistics With Dennis Hoang
Dennis Hoang is the COO and Co-Founder of Patturn, a company that aims to extend the life cycle of products, promote sustainability, and power circular shopping. With over a decade of expertise in reverse logistics and the returns industry, Dennis brings a wealth of experience to the table. Recognizing that solving the returns issue is not only crucial for a company's financial success but also for the planet's well-being, Dennis leads Patturn in providing a fully managed return solution. Through its dedicated platform, Patturn optimizes every aspect of the returns process, addressing the logistical puzzles inherent in managing returns efficiently and effectively. Under Dennis' leadership, Patturn is revolutionizing the way businesses handle returns, driving both financial success and environmental impact. In this episode… Returns in retail and logistics play a significant role in modern consumer behavior, shaping the dynamics of commerce. As online shopping continues to soar, the management of returns becomes increasingly intricate, demanding innovative solutions. How can businesses navigate the complex interplay between customer expectations, sustainability concerns, and operational efficiency in returns? Return logistics expert Dennis Hoang sheds light on the intricate challenges surrounding returns in retail and logistics. He emphasizes the significant financial losses incurred by businesses due to returns, where each returned item not only results in a complete loss but also incurs additional costs for shipping. Explaining the complexities of reverse logistics and the fragmented nature of the returns ecosystem, Dennis underscores the imperative for innovative solutions like Patturn's fully managed return platform. Through Patturn's comprehensive approach, he aims to address the multifaceted aspects of returns while leveraging strategic partnerships with leading marketplaces like eBay. T​​o navigate returns effectively, companies must collaborate with innovative platforms that facilitate streamlined processes. In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson speaks with Dennis Hoang, COO and Co-Founder of Patturn, about optimizing return logistics. Dennis talks about establishing Patturn with his brothers, using data to make better business decisions, and integrating AI into Patturn’s business processes.
50:30 4/1/24
Understanding What Makes Warehouses Sexy With Kevin Lawton
Kevin Lawton is the host and Founder of The New Warehouse podcast, where he champions the belief that warehouses are downright sexy. The podcast provides insights and ideas from the distribution, transportation, and logistics industry, offering a unique blend of industry expertise and an infectious passion for innovation. With hands-on experience navigating through systems like Manhattan SAP, Oracle, and the IQ Prelude, along with various automation technologies including voice picking and GTP picking, Kevin's journey is all about continuous learning and knowledge sharing. In this episode… Warehousing and logistics play a pivotal role in our daily lives, quietly facilitating the smooth flow of goods from production to consumption. From the groceries on our shelves to the packages arriving at our doorsteps, efficient warehousing ensures timely delivery and availability of essential items. But have you ever stopped to consider the intricate network of operations behind each product's journey and the profound impact it has on our interconnected world? Warehousing enthusiast Kevin Lawton believes that the whole idea of warehousing is sexy. Kevin highlights that the true allure of a warehouse lies in its meticulous organization and seamless processes. However, amidst the visual appeal, he points out a significant trend: the focus on addressing the often-overlooked tasks within warehouses, such as trailer loading and unloading. This shift towards automating these challenging tasks not only enhances efficiency but also reduces the risk of injuries. Kevin's observation underscores the importance of embracing technological solutions that optimize every aspect of warehouse operations, reminding us that true innovation lies in tackling the small but crucial details. In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson speaks with Kevin Lawton, host and Founder of The New Warehouse podcast, about what makes warehousing sexy. Kevin discusses how he got into the warehousing business, explains who his ideal client is, and takes a deep dive into GTP.
54:59 3/11/24
Performance Bookkeeping as a Strategic Business Development Tool With Joey Spanjers
Joey Spanjers is the Chief Strategy Officer and Partnerships at Teicor, a company that helps firms boost their profitability. Joey's expertise spans various domains, starting from his early days producing shows like Survivor and The Voice. Transitioning to the digital media landscape, he collaborated with brands and content creators, leading him to roles at Encompass Films and Amplify.LA. Later, as the former VP of New Business Development at Hawke Media and Co-founder of Elliot, a global commerce platform, he focused on growing e-commerce brands worldwide. With experience advising diverse industries, including consumer brands, cannabis businesses, and emerging technologies, Joey is now dedicated to helping post-revenue companies achieve rapid growth.  In this episode… In business, making a profit is crucial for growth and success. It allows companies to invest, expand, and achieve their goals. But many business owners don’t have the necessary data analysis and bookkeeping skills to ensure their business remains profitable. So how can business owners and entrepreneurs effectively increase their profits and thrive in today's competitive market? Joey Spanjers, a business finance expert, believes that the key to a profitable business lies in the data. However, not everyone is passionate about spreadsheets. As such, firms that want to remain profitable need an effective bookkeeper. Despite minimal innovation in bookkeeping over time, the need for accurate financial tracking becomes crucial as a company grows, particularly in sectors like consumer goods where margins are tight. Modern bookkeeping aims to go beyond regulatory compliance, providing actionable insights akin to personal health monitoring. To drive growth and sustainability in an ever-evolving marketplace, it’s vital to embrace modern bookkeeping practices to empower your business with valuable insights. In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson sits down with Joey Spanjers, Chief Strategy Officer and Partnerships at Teicor, to talk about performance bookkeeping as a strategic business development tool. Joey discusses his experience with SaaS, choosing your business tech stack, and the benefits of effective bookkeeping.
54:27 3/4/24
Embracing the Power of Nonlinear Fulfillment Systems With Paul Jarrett
Paul Jarrett is the CEO and Co-founder of Bulu, a trailblazing woman-owned logistics business specializing in high volume kitting, e-commerce fulfillment, and multichannel logistics. Paul's Hybrid, Hub & Spoke fulfillment model empowers brands with unlimited sales channels and packaging options. Over the years, he’s launched programs for renowned brands like American Express, BuzzFeed, Crayola, Disney, and GNC, solidifying Bulu’s reputation in the industry. Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, PBS, Inc., CBS News, Good Morning America, and other major media outlets, Paul boasts 20+ years of experience in consumer packaged goods (CPG). In this episode… The global logistics market is estimated to be worth over $9 billion in 2024. And by 2028, it is projected to value $14.08 trillion. So, if you’re thinking about entering the logistics space, this might be the sign you need. The industry is on an upward trajectory, and it’s not expected to slow down. How are forward-thinking companies in this field fostering growth?  Logistics innovator and entrepreneurship mentor, Paul Jarrett, discusses the benefits of using the hub and spoke model distribution model. This fulfillment framework combines a central location called the hub, which is where the goods are stocked and stored, with the spokes, the different distribution centers that deliver these goods to customers. Using this hybrid structure helps businesses streamline order distribution and multichannel sales. While tracking and managing goods across multiple points might seem complicated, Paul explains that keeping the products’ digital and physical information together throughout the supply chain is the key to success. In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson speaks with Paul Jarrett, CEO and Co-founder of Bulu, about nonlinear fulfillment systems in consumer packaged goods (CPGs). Paul discusses Bulu’s Hybrid, Hub & Spoke model, how he got started in logistics and fulfillment, lessons learned from years in the industry, and what self-awareness means to him.
57:25 2/5/24
How To Build Relationships and Be Successful at Podcasting With John Corcoran
John Corcoran is a recovering attorney, author, and former White House writer and speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, John has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and ran his own boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs. As the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast since 2012, he has interviewed hundreds of CEOs, founders, authors, and entrepreneurs, from Peter Diamandis and Adam Grant to Gary Vaynerchuk and Marie Forleo. John is also the Co-founder of Rise25, a company that connects B2B businesses with their ideal clients, referral partners, and strategic partners. They help their clients generate ROI through their done-for-you podcast service. In this episode… The podcasting industry, valued at more than $23 billion has experienced nonstop growth over the past few years. And it is expected to experience an annual growth of nearly 30% by 2030. But still, many hosts in the industry struggle to keep their podcasts afloat. So, as a podcaster, how can you make your podcast a success? Having a successful podcast takes more than getting the right equipment and setup. John Corcoran, three-time author and former White House writer, believes it entails building the right relationships and taking the time to nurture them over time. It also boils down to proper time management and etiquette when dealing with busy people. At the start, doing things alone can seem like a great idea to save money. But as your podcast grows, you’ll find that it’s more valuable and efficient to get professionals to handle the different moving parts that make up a full episode production. In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson speaks with John Corcoran, the Co-founder of Rise25, about what it’s like behind the scenes of podcasting. John discusses the value of building relationships, what he learned from meeting three presidential candidates, and how to be successful at podcasting.
58:07 1/30/24
Holistic Approaches To Personal and Professional Development With Sarah Fateen
Sarah Fateen is a Continuous Improvement Consultant at Seizmic Inc., an engineering and consulting firm that assists in the design of equipment for manufacturers, distributors, and users of material handling equipment across the country. She is also a Permit Coordination Specialist at Submittal Services, which provides expert solutions for obtaining material handling permits.  Sarah has been working in the material handling industry for over two decades, starting her career in her family's business. She is also an artist and holds a degree in Fine Arts. In this episode… What does it take to live a holistic and fulfilling life? What role do your relationships and career play in promoting a healthy lifestyle? Having a supportive community is essential for both personal and professional growth. According to Sarah Fateen, building solid connections can motivate you and help you live a more satisfying life. She emphasizes cultivating a sense of belonging and community by finding accountability partners and maintaining regular communication.  In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson interviews Sarah Fateen, a Continuous Improvement Consultant at Seizmic Inc., to talk about holistic approaches to personal and professional development. They also discuss the need for a supportive community, the importance of self-care, and tips for a happy marriage.
78:05 11/27/23
Technology and Innovation in the Warehousing Industry With Abigail Power
Abigail Power is a third-generation Sales and Marketing Manager at Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group (SPWG), a family-owned warehousing and logistics company primarily focusing on food storage and distribution on the West Coast. SPWG provides supply chain logistics services, third-party warehousing, custom packaging solutions, and D2C fulfillment solutions. Abigail has a BA from UC Berkeley and now lives in Modesto, California, with her husband and rescue dog. In this episode… Technological evolutions provide excellent opportunities for players in the warehousing and logistics industry. Companies that embrace automation experience more efficient production processes, faster innovation, and improved service.  Adopting technology that creates efficiencies within your business will give you optimal long-term results. Leading her family-owned business forward, Abigail Power says you can learn from other companies' solutions and apply them to your business and industry to cut down on time-wasting logistics that bog down employees and slow production. She explains that whether it's logistics or communications, there are many time-saving technologies you can embrace to speed up and smooth out the internal and external workflow in your company to help you reach your goals. In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson sits down with Abigail Power, Sales and Marketing Manager at Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group, to discuss technology adoption in the warehousing and logistics industry. Abigail shares the benefits of working in a family-owned business, how the pandemic shed light on the importance of supply chain logistics, how technology can be applied in your business, and the future of women in the warehousing industry.
62:55 5/31/23
Tips for Improving Business Communication With Rob Zwolinski
Rob Zwolinski is the Senior VP of Medical Device Operations for United Therapeutics Corporation, a biotechnology company focused on developing medical products for chronic and life-threatening maladies. Rob is responsible for developing and implementing corporate strategies for the operations, quality, and supply chain management functions. With 30 years of experience and having founded his own company, Rob is a pharmaceutical medical device industry expert. In this episode… If you are looking to grow and advance in your career or business, you have to be ready to take risks. Believe in yourself and have a clear plan of action. When necessary, take a step back and seek guidance from your mentors — they’ll help guide you toward your goals. Rob Zwolinski, an executive leader in the pharmaceutical industry, advises people to believe in themselves and take bold steps — doing so can lead to success. He also believes mistakes can be reduced and misunderstandings diminished when leaders learn to communicate their message clearly and effectively. Regardless of the industry you’re in, you’ll always benefit from expanding on your leadership abilities.  In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson is joined by Rob Zwolinski, the Senior Vice President of Medical Device Operations at United Therapeutics Corporation, to discuss tips for improving business communication. Rob also shares strategies for working with companies operating in another country and the value of human interactions.
58:11 5/17/23
How to Correct Abrasive Leadership and Improve Conflict Management Styles With Bonnie Artman Fox
Bonnie Artman Fox is a Workplace Conflict and Executive Leadership Coach at A Conscious Choice, where she equips leaders with emotional intelligence skills to work through conflicts productively. Her experience as a psychiatric nurse and licensed marriage and family therapist credits her ability to correct abrasive leadership — and was the catalyst for her to transition to corporate training and coaching.  Bonnie is also a best-selling author and accredited Boss Whisperer. Her coaching program, which has an 82% success rate, was designed to coach leaders on how to replace their abrasive behavior with more effective leadership skills. Bonnie’s book, How Did My FAMILY Get In My OFFICE?!, provides a unique perspective on how family upbringing impacts conflict resolution among leaders. In this episode… Understanding how you come across to others and how people perceive you is an important aspect of self-awareness. Dysfunctional workplaces are caused by abrasive leaders who are afraid of showing their vulnerability, resulting in emotional damage and disunity amongst teams.  Bonnie Artman Fox, a leadership coach, advises leaders to make the conscious choice to improve their communication style to build better relationships, which creates conducive workplaces and helps in managing conflicts. The most effective leaders are self-aware, have effective communication styles, and leverage the power of emotional intelligence.  In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson welcomes Bonnie Artman Fox, a Workplace Conflict Expert and Executive Leadership Coach at A Conscious Choice, to talk about how to correct abrasive leadership and improve conflict management styles. Bonnie also shares how your upbringing affects the way you lead, tips for becoming an emotionally intelligent leader, explains the difference between coaching and therapy, and shares success stories from her coaching clients.
56:47 4/24/23
The Power of Energy and the Mindset for Better Health With Leanne Monaghan
Leanne Monaghan is the President of Staying Alive Fitness. At the age of 59, she is in the best shape of her life, having defeated cancer and mitigated health issues. In her battle against cancer, Leanne combined conventional medicine with a healthy lifestyle — including a clean diet, hydrotherapy, and pilates. Using food for fuel, medicine, and enjoyment, she has overcome addiction. In this episode… Your mindset can determine whether or not you achieve your goals. How you program your mind influences how you relate to others and prioritize your health and wellness. How can you train your inner dialogue to yield lasting results?  According to Leanne Monaghan, you can produce energy to train your mind and create the life you desire using the concept of the body-mind-soul connection. Making the conscious decision to reprogram your mind and take control of life circumstances is the first step to improving your life. Her combined personal and professional experience in maintaining a healthy lifestyle is encouraging for those who feel stuck in ineffective rhythms.  In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson sits down with Leanne Monaghan, the President of Staying Alive Fitness, to talk about wellness and the power of the mind. They also discuss the law of rhythm, the law of opposites, the four pillars of Leanne’s business, and her work as a Reiki massage therapist.
63:25 4/17/23
Holistic Approaches To Spiritual Fitness With Vicki Dello Joio
Vicki Dello Joio is a life-changing workshop leader, Qigong energy master, teacher, and inspirational speaker. Since 1975, her brand of brilliance has empowered wellness-motivated and spiritually inclined seekers to infuse body-mind-spirit practices into their cells so that they can tap into their birthright of joy — using it as fuel, not a goal— for a lifetime. Vicki is the host of the monthly program Qi Talks and is a Hall of Fame recognized teacher of the Chinese Art of Qigong by the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors. Her spiritual fitness program and book, The Way of Joy, have transformed the lives of thousands of participants since 1976. In this episode… There are many ways to improve your fitness, whether physically, mentally, or spiritually. Understanding your body helps you to express yourself better and tap into your inner power. Spiritual fitness involves paying attention to your body's energy. Expanding your energy field boosts your confidence and helps you manage stress and self-limiting beliefs. Your body has so much potential. Vicki Dello Joio, a Qigong energy master and speaker, joins Mark Hiddleson in this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast to talk about spiritual fitness. They also discuss how to manage stage fright, how to overcome limiting beliefs, and why setting boundaries is important.
52:54 4/10/23
Lessons and Strategies for Recognizing Opportunities and Building Relationships
Tony Caetano retired from the supply chain solution business in 2020 after 30-plus years in the industry. He has worked for several large companies in the third-party cold storage industry including AmeriCold Logistics, P&O Cold Logistics, and VersaCold. Tony entered the industry as a warehouse lift truck operator and grew to become the VP of regional operations, overseeing 400-plus employees at nine locations. He is now embarking on a new adventure — using his leadership and operational skills to help others in the logistics industry. In this episode… Having spent many years in the warehouse and logistics industry, Tony Caetano knows the value of being adaptable and embracing change. He has made many mistakes in his career but his determination to succeed has kept him going and allowed him to see challenges as opportunities for growth. Tony advises leaders and business owners to lead from the front, making a genuine effort to build great relationships with employees, clients, and business partners. Be willing to leave your comfort zone and take chances. Tony also advises people to take on more responsibilities and do what others find uncomfortable.  In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson is joined by Tony Caetano, an army veteran and logistics expert, to talk about leadership lessons learned from over three decades in the logistics industry. They also discuss how to spot opportunities in challenges, how to build great relationships with business partners, and the value of learning from your mistakes.
51:38 4/3/23
Maximizing Third-Party Warehousing With Matt Burke
Matt Burke is the National Account Manager at ColdTrack, a tech-enabled third-party fulfillment platform for B2C and B2B e-commerce businesses. As a warehousing and operations professional, Matt is skilled in helping direct-to-consumer businesses thrive. He started his career in the direct-to-consumer business five years ago, quickly scaling the company he worked for from five employees to 200-plus. In this episode… As you scale your business and grow your customer base, your warehousing and storage needs also increase. To meet the changing customer needs and provide the best services, it’s essential to revamp your warehousing solutions. Many large corporations prefer outsourcing their warehousing solutions, especially from the food industry. Third-party warehousing and logistics help companies focus on their core business goals and objectives. They increase efficiency and help reduce costs in the long term. So what should businesses know about working with a 3PL company? How can you find the right business partner? In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson is joined by Matt Burke, the National Account Manager at ColdTrack, to talk about the value of third-party warehousing solutions. They also discuss tips for maximizing warehouse floor space, how the pandemic impacted demand for warehousing, and Matt's tips for building a differentiated brand.
54:27 3/6/23
Building Relationships That Will Last With Tim Wade
Tim Wade is a Master Coach at Lionhearted Men, a coaching service dedicated to helping clients become the confident and compassionate men, husbands, and fathers they were created to be. Trained by Landmark Education, The Pathways Institute, and Insight Seminars, Tim has 25-plus years of experience as a mentor, author, and speaker in personal growth and transformation. After being blindsided by an unexpected midlife divorce, Tim turned his deepest wound into a powerful story of relationship transformation that he shares with thousands of men worldwide. Although his mission is to help men become confident and compassionate fathers and partners, his straightforward and often humorous message speaks to women as well. In this episode… How do you build relationships that will last? How can you communicate better in your personal and professional relationships? The key to effective communication is to be intentional with listening and understanding what the other person is wanting to communicate. Have empathy and validate their emotions without offering unsolicited advice. Tim Wade, a master coach, advises his clients to listen to others and avoid talking them out of their emotions. It is much more valuable to the relationship to acknowledge their feelings and make it known that you are a safe place for them. Tim Wade, a Master Coach at LionHearted Men, joins Mark Hiddleson in this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast to share tips for building relationships that will last. They also discuss how to effectively express your emotions, the benefits of working with a coach, and Tim's four-step communication tool.
58:49 2/6/23
Creating Value Through Product Knowledge and Supplier Relationships With Danny Medina
Danny Medina is the Director of Manufacturing at Seizmic, Inc, where they specialize in providing solutions for the material handling industry. He is a 42-year veteran of the material handling industry and has held positions with system integrators and manufacturers. For the last couple of decades, Danny has been focusing on engineering with Structural Support Systems Inc. The company fabricates specially engineered products like conveyor supports, equipment platforms, catwalks, stairs, wall-mounted empty pallet shelves, and storage racks. They also prepare components and various custom products for use in the material handling industry. In this episode… How can you add value to your products to meet customer demands? What strategies can you use to gain a competitive advantage in your industry? To be an expert in the material handling industry, you have to understand your customers' needs and create products that will satisfy those needs. Value addition also requires building good relationships with clients and suppliers. Danny Medina, an expert with 42 years of experience in the material handling industry, knows the value of nurturing quality partnerships. He encourages companies to invest in efficient communication systems, learn from their mistakes, and adapt to changes in the industry. In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson interviews Danny Medina, the Director of Manufacturing at Seizmic, Inc., about creating value through product knowledge. They also discuss tips for adding value to products, optimizing space with storage platforms, and the value of nurturing supplier relationships.
46:18 1/30/23
Transitioning From the Advertising Industry to the Warehousing and Logistics Industry With Steve Waller
Steve Waller was born and raised in New Zealand but moved to London in the early 70s to begin his career in advertising. In 1975 Steve was the sixth employee hired by DHL International. He enjoyed spending his 25 years with DHL working in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and the US. After retiring from DHL in 2001, Steve became the CEO of two turnaround international courier express businesses, one in New York and the other in Los Angeles. In 2010, he relocated to Napa as Vice President of Operations and COO at a direct-to-consumer wine shipper. For the past eight years, Steve has been working for Western Wine Services operating 10 warehouses totaling approximately two million square feet. In this episode… What does it take to successfully transition from one industry to another? How can you prepare yourself and your company for new opportunities? Having spent many years working at DHL, Steve Waller learned the importance of listening to customers and serving them diligently. He helped open new offices in Europe and the Middle East and learned the value of being reliable and learning as you go. Steve used these strategies to transition to a new industry and grow a thriving business. His advice to business leaders is to be agile, focus on providing quality and reliable services to clients, and create solid business partnerships to quickly grow and scale a company.  In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson interviews Steve Waller, the Vice President of Operations and COO at Western Wine Services, about strategies for transitioning from one industry to another. Steve shares his experience working at DHL, explains why client-vendor relationships are essential, and talks about Western Wine Services' automation system.
52:41 1/16/23
The Integral Contribution to Community and the Hedonist Archetype With Mark Hiddleson
Mark Hiddleson is the Owner of Specialized Storage Solutions, Inc., a nationwide logistics company with industry-leading warehouse storage solutions. It provides clients with innovative products, facility layouts, and designs to optimize their logistics operations. Mark has several decades of service experience in the warehousing and logistics industry, with leadership roles in several professional industry organizations. Using a holistic approach, he also has experience in equipment material handling, operations management, supply chain optimization, professional development, and public speaking. He holds a bachelor’s in economics and a master's degree in holistic health education. In this episode… Each person is whole – an intact unit or entity that is complete in itself. Collectively, we are all part of a bigger whole or community. How do we ensure that we are making positive contributions, building great relationships, and having fun in the communities we belong to? In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, host Mark Hiddleson is interviewed by Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25. Mark discusses the integral contribution to community through the lens of the hedonist archetype and how it relates to professional and personal life. He talks about the access to distributed cognition, the flex and flow in relationships, and how a hedonist relates with the community. Mark also shares how he structures meetings and gatherings to ensure everyone is involved in setting intentions, creating clarity, and practicing conscious accountability.
54:34 1/2/23
How To Create and Live a High-Performance Lifestyle With John Allen Mollenhauer
John Allen Mollenhauer, better known as “JAM,” is a leading performance lifestyle coach. He is the Founder of Regenus Center, a biohacking, anti-aging, and lifestyle center in East Hanover, New Jersey. For over 12 years, John has inspired, educated, and supported hundreds of entrepreneurs and other driven business professionals to optimize their energy and the way they work. His signature program is called Manage Your Energy Like a Pro. John is also the co-author of The Curse of the Capable: The Hidden Challenges to a Balanced, Healthy, High-Achieving Life. In this episode… Your mindset has a big impact on your performance, in both your personal and professional life. To live a high-performance lifestyle, John Allen Mollenhauer's advice is to ensure that you recharge and rejuvenate your body regularly. Don't waste your time pleasing others. Pushing yourself too much and trying to prove yourself will drain your energy and lead to an unhappy life. Performance addiction can negatively affect life, family, and business.  So how can you overcome performance addiction and live a healthy and happy life? How can you live peacefully and responsibly? John Allen Mollenhauer, a leading performance lifestyle coach and the Founder of Regenus Center, joins Mark Hiddleson in this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast to talk about how to create and live a high-performance lifestyle. They also discuss the effects of performance addiction, the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, and why your body is similar to a battery.
57:59 12/26/22
Promoting Superior Customer Service, Diversity, and Inclusivity With Dr. Hoby Wedler
Dr. Hoby Wedler is a chemist, entrepreneur, educator, and sensory expert. After earning his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of California, Davis in 2016, Dr. Wedler went on to combine his love of science with the food and beverage industry as a product development consultant and sensory expert. His work was recognized by Barack Obama who named him a Champion of Change for enhancing employment and education opportunities for people with disabilities. He was also named by Forbes Media as a leader in food and drink in their 30 Under 30 annual publication. Dr. Wedler is the CEO of Hoby’s Essentials and Wedland Group, Managing Partner and CEO of Senspoint, Vice President and Board Member for Petaluma Educational Foundation, and Chairman of the Board for the Earle Baum Center of the Blind. His mission is to leverage his passion for sensory awareness, scientific knowledge, and education to make the world more inclusive, equitable, and accessible for all. In this episode… Can diversity and inclusivity drive business success? How can you leverage unique qualities to build a successful company? As a business owner, one way to give back to the community is by building a diverse workforce. Welcoming diversity into your company motivates your employees to help create and build a successful business model. Show your employees that you believe in them by creating opportunities for them to thrive. As a leader, take the initiative to build a cohesive team and promote a collaborative culture for your company.  In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson interviews Dr. Hoby Wedler, a chemist and entrepreneur, about the benefits of promoting superior customer service, diversity, and inclusivity. They discuss Dr. Wedler's work in the food and beverage industry, the value of empowering employees and supporting local communities, and how diversity and inclusivity drive business success.
43:26 12/19/22
What Event Has Shattered Your World Views? [Integral Attunement: The Dilettante Athlete]
Mark Hiddleson is the Owner of Specialized Storage Solutions, Inc., a nationwide logistics company with industry-leading warehouse storage solutions. It provides clients with innovative products, facility layouts, and designs to optimize their logistics operations. Mark has several decades of service experience in the warehousing and logistics industry, with leadership roles in several professional industry organizations. Using a holistic approach, he also has experience in equipment material handling, operations management, supply chain optimization, professional development, and public speaking. He holds a bachelor’s in economics and a master's degree in holistic health education. In this episode… Have you had experiences that made you question everything you know and believe in? How do you process your doubt and continue with your normal routines? Mark Hiddleson explains that you encounter the shadow aspects of archetypes when you experience a major life event, and the integral attunement process is important to embrace the shadow side of these archetypes. He emphasizes that integrating both the light and shadow types of the archetype is an important skill. In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, host Mark Hiddleson is interviewed by Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25. Mark discusses integral attunement, how it relates to professional and personal life, and how he uses these principles as a guide in his daily life. He also talks about the various archetypes, using the “dilettante athlete” archetype as an example. Mark also explains the importance of embracing the shadow type of personality and creating transformation.
55:57 12/12/22
The Power of Human Centered Innovation with Michele Carroll
Michele Carroll is the Founder & President of Carrollco Marketing Services, a company that focuses on helping people launch and grow their businesses in the US and around the globe. Since founding the company in 1994, she has helped over 500 companies launch, gain traction, fund, and accelerate business growth. Michele is the current Executive Director of the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP) and has been the face of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) for decades. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Michele holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from Furman University and a master’s in international business from the University of South Carolina. In this episode… Since the tech boom began in the 1990s, the software and tools we’ve created have become more complex and intelligent. Some argue that AI is capable of replacing humans in some service-oriented tasks. According to Michele Carroll, service innovation should remain people-centered. While technology is beneficial to the marketplace, human connection is what drives business and society. AI and other advanced technologies are tools meant to help humans be more efficient in their personal and professional life — they will never replace genuine human connection. In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson sits down with Michele Carroll, Founder & President of Carrollco Marketing Services, to discuss people-centered innovation. Michele talks about what service innovation professionals do and how they overlap with supply chain management professionals, the benefit of incorporating technology into business to boost human efficiency, and how to manage people’s mindsets before implementing technological change.
52:23 12/5/22
Practicing Holistic Principles for Nutrition and Health With Christine Garvin
Christine Garvin is a Functional Nutritionist based in Asheville, North Carolina. She weaves together her health journey, including a fibroid surgery that nearly killed her, with training in functional health, nutrition, and hormones to help women heal their gut and achieve hormonal balance. She holds a master’s degree in Holistic Health Education from John F. Kennedy University and a certification in Nutrition Education from Bauman College. Christine has been featured in Health magazine, Shape magazine, Parade magazine, and MSN. She also hosts the Hormonally Speaking Podcast and works with clients through Zoom and group programs for gut healing and hormone health. In this episode… In western culture, we tend to focus more on physical health. But there is a link between physical and mental health, and it is complex. In general, a lot of our health comes down to gut health, liver health, and adrenals. So, how can we take control of our health? How can we tap our energy to live a healthier lifestyle? To successfully improve our health, it is essential to regulate our hormones and tap into our energy and emotions. Christine Garvin, a functional health expert, works with clients to heal their bodies by focusing on gut health, the nervous system, and balancing their hormones. In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson welcomes Christine Garvin, a Functional Nutritionist, to discuss holistic principles for better health. They also discuss the role energy plays in well-being, tips for better gut health, and the adverse effects of social media on health.
52:25 11/28/22
The Principles of Taoism With Solala Towler
Solala Towler, Owner of Abode of the Eternal Tao, has been studying and teaching the Taoist arts for over 30 years. His quarterly publication, The Empty Vessel, explores Daoist philosophy and practices for daily living. He is the author of 12 books including Cha Dao and Practicing the Tao Te Ching. Solala is a founding board member and past president of the National Qigong Association and teaches classes on Taoism, Qigong, tea ceremony, and the Dao De Jing on Zoom. In this episode… Do you struggle with self-discipline? What can you incorporate into your daily routine to live a well-rounded lifestyle? Practicing the principles of Taoism has many benefits. The art form can help you become adaptable and authentic — leading to better relationships. According to Solala Towler, understanding the mind-body-spirit approach is valuable for solving problems. In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson interviews Solala Towler, the Owner of Abode of the Eternal Tao, about the principles of Taoism. They also discuss Solala's books, the mind-body-spirit approach to developing relationships, and the value of being authentic.
58:37 11/21/22
Nine Key Areas To Help Transform Your Life and Business With Mark Hiddleson
Mark Hiddleson is the Owner of Specialized Storage Solutions, Inc., a nationwide logistics company with industry-leading warehouse storage solutions. It provides clients with innovative products, facility layouts, and designs to optimize their logistics operations. Mark has several decades of service experience in the warehousing and logistics industry, with leadership roles in several professional industry organizations. Using a holistic approach, he also has experience in equipment material handling, operations management, supply chain optimization, professional development, and public speaking. He holds a bachelor’s in economics and a master's degree in holistic health education. In this episode… Having a victim mentality can harm both your personal and professional life — preventing you from living a fulfilled life. Negative experiences, however, can be a catalyst for reversing victim mentality and lead to a better life. So what practices can you use to positively transform your life? In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, Co-founder of Rise25, interviews Mark Hiddleson about the nine areas of integral transformative practice. They also discuss the concept of transformational learning, tips for cultivating great relationships, and the benefits of gratitude.
64:53 11/14/22
The Saboteur Archetype and the Integral Effort With Mark Hiddleson
Mark Hiddleson is the Owner of Specialized Storage Solutions, Inc., a nationwide logistics company with industry-leading warehouse storage solutions. It provides clients with innovative products, facility layouts, and designs to optimize their logistics operations. Mark has several decades of service experience in the warehousing and logistics industry, with leadership roles in several professional industry organizations. Using a holistic approach, he also has experience in equipment material handling, operations management, supply chain optimization, professional development, and public speaking. He holds a bachelor’s in economics and a master's degree in holistic health education. In this episode… Do you struggle to complete multiple tasks in a short period of time? Do you often sabotage your own efforts?  It takes confidence and courage to change your lifestyle and daily routines. Many people underestimate their abilities, skills, and achievements, limiting their success. It is essential to learn how to silence negative self-talk. Top performers are dedicated to self-improvement and go the extra mile to achieve their goals.  In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson is interviewed by Dr. Jeremy Weisz of Rise25 to discuss the integral effort and saboteur archetype. They examine six unique human gifts, the benefits of creating feedback loops, and tips for silencing negative self-talk and becoming a top performer. Enjoy! 
47:34 11/7/22
The Laws of Time and Money and Integral (Eco)nomics With the Child Archetype With Mark Hiddleson
Mark Hiddleson is the Owner of Specialized Storage Solutions, Inc., a nationwide logistics company with industry-leading warehouse storage solutions. It provides clients with innovative products, facility layouts, and designs to optimize their logistics operations. Mark has several decades of service experience in the warehousing and logistics industry with leadership roles in several professional industry organizations. Using a holistic approach, he also has experience in equipment material handling, operations management, supply chain optimization, professional development, and public speaking. He holds a bachelor’s in economics and a master's degree in holistic health education. In this episode… What is the connection between time, money, and relationships? How can you leverage your business network to grow and scale your company? Businesses are centered around relationships with clients, employees, suppliers, partners, and investors. Creating value for your business through your network is essential for company growth. Mark Hiddleson, who leverages his network to find new clients and build his company, advises other business owners to nurture their business relationships. He also encourages learning new skills to stay competitive.  In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, host Mark Hiddleson is interviewed by Dr. Jeremy Weisz, the Co-founder of Rise25, about integrating integral (eco)nomics and the child archetype in business. Mark discusses the benefits of building relationships and business networks, utilizing systems and structures to accelerate business growth, and his advice on trading time for money.
46:05 11/3/22
Third-party Warehousing Fulfillment and the Value of Business Partnerships With Judy Jardine
Judy Jardine is a Sales Consultant at Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group, a BRC Certified Central California warehousing and logistics company. With over 30 years of experience in the warehousing, logistics, and packaging business, Judy assists her clients with getting their products to market. She continues discovering new ways to serve her clients and is a resource for many supply chain services. She has experience in consulting, third-party warehousing, custom packaging solutions, and full-service locations for cloud and retail packaging. Judy is the author of The Truth About Logistics. In this episode… What does it take to thrive in the warehousing and logistics industry? What can businesses do to provide better services for their clients? Business partnerships and networks are essential in building a thriving company. Judy Jardine leverages the power of networking to provide better services for her clients. She has mastered the art of finding partners and clients who are a good fit for her services and building great relationships with them for long-term business growth. In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson is joined by Judy Jardine, a Sales Consultant at Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group, to talk about third-party warehousing fulfillment and the value of business partnerships. Judy explains how she helps clients fulfill their warehousing and logistics needs, shares details about her book, and her advice to young people interested in the industry. Thanks for listening!
51:14 10/24/22
The Way of Joy Qigong and Tapping Into Your Energy With Vicki Dello Joio
Vicki Dello Joio is a life-changing workshop leader, Qigong energy master, teacher, and inspirational speaker. Since 1975, her brand of brilliance has empowered wellness-motivated and spiritually inclined seekers to infuse body-mind-spirit practices into their cells so that they can tap into their birthright of joy — using it as fuel, not a goal— for a lifetime.  Vicki is the host of the monthly program Qi Talks and is a Hall of Fame recognized teacher of the Chinese Art of Qigong by the Association of Women Martial Arts Instructors. Her spiritual fitness program and book, The Way of Joy, have transformed the lives of thousands of participants since 1976. In this episode… How can you draw energy to live a better and happier life? How can energy help you connect better with others? Qigong energy master Vicki Dello Joio says that tapping into your energy is elusive but very important and transformative. It is magnetic and, when combined with Qigong, it can help you understand your body better and build more meaningful relationships with others.  In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson is joined by Vicki Dello Joio, a life-changing workshop leader and Qigong energy master, to talk about tapping into your energy. They also discuss the connection between Qigong, the body, and nature, the benefits of practicing energy in a community, and the art of public speaking.
60:30 10/17/22
Providing Safe and Secure Storage Solutions With Milt Tandy
Milt Tandy is the President of WireCrafters LLC, a family-owned manufacturer of both welded and woven wire partitions based in Louisville, Kentucky. Established in 1967 as a wire job shop, WireCrafters LLC has grown to become the nation's leading producer of wire partition products. The company also owns and operates a wire partition warehouse in Sparks, Nevada, serving West Coast distributors.  Milt began his career at WireCrafters LLC after graduating from the University of Louisville in 1980. He has been with the company for 42 years, starting in sales and marketing, and worked his way towards becoming the President in 2020. Milt is the dynamic host of Monday’s With Milt, a weekly series where he travels to different areas of the shop, his home, and occasionally out of state. He brings fun and a ton of product knowledge to his YouTube channel and other social media platforms. In this episode… Safety in the material and equipment handling industries is crucial. Manufacturers, distributors, and clients want assurance that items are stored in secure storage units to prevent damage. With this in mind, it’s essential that care and safety are considered in the production of storage solutions for these products.  Milt Tandy and his team at WireCrafters LLC focus on manufacturing safe and secure storage solutions for their clients. Some of these products include racks, wire partitions, and machine guards. They have adapted technology and automation to produce some of the best storage solutions on the market that enhance strength and hold items steady to prevent them from falling or being damaged.  In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson is joined by Milt Tandy, the President of WireCrafters LLC, to talk about providing safe and secure storage solutions. Milt explains how he started working in the manufacturing industry, how WireCrafters LLC's products offer safety and security, and how the company maintains a family-like culture.
46:31 10/10/22