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Building a business requires more than just ambition — you need a dedicated support team along the way. The Vermeer Podcast provides listeners from all industries with support on a variety of business-related topics. Listen for communication tips, retention and recruitment practices, leadership skills, crisis management strategies and much more.
 
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It’s tough to connect with your audience, right? Justin Blackman is obsessed with brand voice. Over the last two years, he’s written for more than 329 different entrepreneurs. Before that, he wrote 10,211 headlines for 100 different companies — just for fun — all during the hours he wasn’t creating content for an international hotel company with 12…
 
Have you ever dreamed of running the business of your dreams – from anywhere? Of the flexibility to set your own hours and be there for your family when it matters most – all while doing work that truly feeds your soul? It’s absolutely possible to create this kind of life – while making a difference in the world – and Nicole can show you the way. N…
 
Vermeer Chair of the Board Mary Andringa and continuous improvement experts Gary Coppock and Louis Norton close out The Vermeer Podcast series on continuous improvement with tips on how to start your organization’s journey. From books on lean methodology to easy projects to start on, the best way to get started on your journey is to do something to…
 
Do you want to become a top sales performer? Have you evaluated how strong your negotiation skills lately? Would you consider yourselves ‘ultra-negotiator’ who is fluent in and aces negotiating? A common mistake that salespeople make when it comes to negotiation is not being as prepared going into those meetings as possible As Managing Partner with…
 
Are you an accomplished professional transitioning to being a consultant? Have you wanted to take the leap but still undecided if you’ll dive into it? We make decisions every day from the trivial to the critical, such as changing careers or launching a business. But how do we know we are doing good decisions? How do we prevent ourselves from having…
 
Vermeer is proud to be on a more than 20-year journey of continuous improvement. The Vermeer Podcast: Commit to Continuous Improvement series kicks off with Vermeer Chair of the Board Mary Andringa and Vermeer continuous improvement experts Gary Coppock and Louis Norton. In this first episode, we define continuous improvement and share how it can a…
 
Leading through a crisis starts with preparation. In this episode of The Vermeer Podcast, Vermeer Vice President and CFO Steve Van Dusseldorp shares the important relationships to build and maintain so you can financially navigate the unexpected with long-term success in mind. Vermeer and the Vermeer logo are trademarks of Vermeer Manufacturing Com…
 
When a crisis disrupts your organization's operations, how do you keep your business moving forward? Vermeer Vice President of Operations Bill Blackorby shares four key ideas for leaders to keep in mind. Get out your notes and tune in for this quick-hit episode on leading through a crisis. Vermeer and the Vermeer logo are trademarks of Vermeer Manu…
 
There are two sides to every crisis – what you can do in the moment from a tactical perspective and how you can use the crisis as an opportunity to rethink your strategy. Senior Director of Strategy, Risk and Financial Planning Brianne Schulte shares her tips for both in this episode of The Vermeer Podcast. Vermeer and the Vermeer logo are trademar…
 
The importance of setting a clear goal for your organization in a crisis became clear to Executive Vice President, Forage and Lifecycle and CMO Mark Core in the days immediately following the 2018 tornado. Listen in as he shares how it’s not only motivating to your team, but to those depending on your brand in the marketplace. Vermeer and the Verme…
 
If you’re leading your organization through a crisis, burnout can feel unavoidable. Vermeer Vice President of Human Resources Kate Guess shares her strategy for fighting burnout and leading through the long days of COVID-19 and beyond. Vermeer and the Vermeer logo are trademarks of Vermeer Manufacturing Company in the U.S. and/or other countries. ©…
 
The worst thing you can do in a crisis? Stay silent. Listen in as President, Industrial Solutions Doug Hundt shares three crucial ways to keep confidence up in the marketplace while communicating and caring for your key stakeholders. Vermeer and the Vermeer logo are trademarks of Vermeer Manufacturing Company in the U.S. and/or other countries. ©20…
 
‘…There was this one woman that was very, very difficult to work with. She was always unkind and unpleasant.’ If you’re in the service business you’ve met them: difficult clients. Clients that are rude, hard to please, demanding, uncooperative, and micro-managers with tons of last-minute requests. In extreme cases, these types of clients may seem l…
 
Over the past 20 years, Vermeer Corporation has survived and grown through market downturns, natural disasters and now the current COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode of The Vermeer Podcast, legendary news broadcaster Harry Smith chats with Vermeer President and CEO Jason Andringa and Vermeer Chair of the Board Mary Andringa about what they've learn…
 
Are you ready to take on the big challenges? Aside from business success, can a business leader like you craft solutions that will deliver sustainable growth while promoting the well-being of society and the planet? Jon-Marc Seimon is a founding partner at a boutique brand and design strategy shop called A FASTER HORSE. This organization is rooted …
 
Are you ready to unlock your potential and drive yourself, your team, and your business forward with control and clarity? Your future success begins with clarity about what you want to achieve and the vision you have for your team. John Murphy is an experienced top team coach, executive coach, mentor, leadership strategist, and productivity expert.…
 
Are you a virtual event speaker ready? You can be! Denise Harrington a Premier Communication Coach and Trainer- Denise prepares business executives to speak on some of the most visible global topics such as sustainability, disruptive innovation, global workforces, emerging markets as well as Women’s initiatives and Ted Talks. Her global client list…
 
What if you discovered a blueprint that could grow your organization’s reputation and loyalty, dramatically reduce customer service issues, produce content and technology, and cement a powerful, lasting relationship between you and your customers? Jono Bacon is a leading community and collaboration speaker, author, and podcaster. He is the founder …
 
In a world of technology, managers are leaning heavily into automating everything they can to increase efficiency. The problem is it takes away from the human-to-human part and widens the disconnect between manager and employee. Heidi Lynne Kurter is a Leadership Coach and Workplace Culture Consultant collaborating with global leaders of companies …
 
How does your pricing match up? Are you a Rock Start Pricer? As for Paul Klein, you want to price the client, not your solution.​ How you price is a direct reflection of your brand's position and value in the marketplace. Paul Klein is a Business Scaling + Pricing Strategy Consultant for Existing (and aspiring) Business Coaches & Consultants. Paul …
 
Every business is a “Leaky Bucket,” and most of those leaks can be contained—if you are willing to change your mindsets and lead your business a little differently. Howard M. Shore, founder, and CEO of Activate Group Inc. is a bestselling author and serial entrepreneur specializing in liberating C-Suite teams from the barriers holding them back per…
 
Improving the quality of employee’s lives is one of the best things you can do for your employees and your business. Unquestionably, clutter is bad for business. It not only slows your employees down, it weighs them down. They are less productive than they would like to be and as a result, less happy than they would like to be. Barbara Hemphill, of…
 
Gen Z, who is that? This generation currently comprises of people born in 1996 to today. While this group might sound too young to affect our business culture now, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In this second episode of The Vermeer Podcast, Jason Dorsey, president of the Center for Generational Kinetics, takes us through the defining mom…
 
Debbie Allen is a Certified Speaking Professional, internationally-known business growth, and market positioning expert. She has been a professional speaker for over 25 years and has presented before thousands in 28 countries. Debbie is a bestselling author of nine books, including her newest book Success is Easy: Shameless No-Nonsense Strategies t…
 
Don’t spend all your time fine-tuning your offer, value proposition, product, or service. Just put it out there Get clear on what you want to achieve. Make progress towards it and get closer to that goal by taking that 'imperfect action'. Recognize that if you’re going to go into a new industry, that it’s going to typically take longer for you to s…
 
Focusing more on customer experience and customer satisfaction is a smart goal for any sales organization. Jeff Gothelf works as a coach, consultant, and keynote speaker helping companies bridge the gaps between business agility, digital transformation, product management, and human-centered design. Most recently Jeff co-founded Sense&Respond Press…
 
How well do you know your customers' deepest needs? And, how do you address those? It is not enough just to create products. You need to know the people you are serving; and, most importantly, you need to know what they truly need. Having a comprehensive understanding of your customers is the key to achieving core business goals. But how can you ge…
 
When a buyer comes knocking, will you be ready? If a buyer approaches you tomorrow will you be in a position to maximize and receive the greatest valuation for your business? Linda Rose is a seasoned M&A Consultant with more than 30 years of success across management consulting, cloud computing, SaaS, and financial services. In this episode, Linda …
 
Yuri Kruman is a corporate HR Strategy/Organization Design Consultant and expert on the Employee Experience (EX), board member, startup advisor, Forbes Coaches Council member, as well as a contributor to Forbes, among other top platforms. He is the author of “What Millennials Really Want From Work and Life” (Business Expert Press, March 2019) and t…
 
Debra Angilletta is the CEO and Founder of Angilletta & Associates whose focus is on working with Information Security &Technology companies to develop their young leadership teams. A former Wall Street executive, Debra’s executive leadership coaching is the result of her street smarts and battle-tested, industry knowledge. She’s in the leadership …
 
Improv is truly a life-changing art. The key to improvisation is the “Yes! And…” principle, which teaches us to actively listen to each other’s ideas and add value to them in every moment. Amy Lisewski is a professional improviser, entrepreneur, and speaker based in San Diego and anywhere adventure leads her. She is the founder and owner of Finest …
 
Noreen Sumpter is a ball of energy. She is passionate about her work. She sees people as amazing with amazing lives and as people who want to play big life games. Noreen only speaks to people from their awesomeness, which allows them to take risks and to move beyond limiting beliefs they might harbor about themselves. Want direction? She’ll help yo…
 
Peter Bregman is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the areas of leadership development, organizational change, productivity, and emotional courage. He is the host of the Bregman Leadership Podcast, which offers insightful conversations with industry thought leaders on how to become more powerful, courageous leaders. He is also a regular …
 
Liz Wiltsie is a professional business consultant and coach with diverse industry experience, ranging from documentary filmmaking, small business technology, and education administration. She has been mentoring and coaching Millennials and Gen Z for 13 years and brings a unique perspective because of her time in business, tech, and education. Her s…
 
Dov Baron is a headline speaker for a global conference on leadership, influence, business, and embracing purpose-driven authentic leadership. He is the man with the pulse on the evolving world of NextGen leadership. He is a master storyteller and one of Inc Magazine’s top 100 leadership speakers to hire. In this episode, Dov dives into how to lead…
 
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