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Stan and Nick break down and predict UFC events by analyzing technique and style mach-ups. Plus, betting advice and discussion of Mixed Martial Arts News. Stan Dryev is a lifelong martial artist, undefeated in Muay Thai with a wealth of experience in MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is an avid follower of Mixed Martial Arts and has been a student of the game for over 15 years. Nick Braccia is a long time MMA and Pro-Wrestling enthusiast. His experience in marketing and podcasting, coupled wit ...
 
Hosted by Paul Comfort, Transit Unplugged shares the stories, challenges, and successes of the top transit professionals from around the world. Learn the inside story about public transit from the people who run it. Get the inside scoop on the latest public transit news. Transit Unplugged is brought to you by Trapeze Group.
 
Successful executives cannot always play it safe. They make waves. This podcast explores the gap between potential and results in business. This is a show for people who seek career success. If you desire motivation, ideas, inspiration, and the chance to learn from people who are living their dreams, then “Making Waves at C-Level” (Formerly “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do”) should be added to your subscribed “must hear” podcasts. This show was designed to help people get “unstuck” in their car ...
 
Lead: It's been said that everything rises and falls on leadership, EVERYTHING! The world needs great leaders and that's why they're always in such high demand. Leaders who love their people and are able to communicate, build teams, and help their people grow, personally and professionally, will change lives and inspire the next generation of great leaders. If you're passionate about developing as a leader, this podcast will give you some great ideas and equip you with tools to quickly grow ...
 
Hosted by analyst and former CIO of Pandora, Steve Ginsberg, CIO Speaks features discussions for CIOs, IT leaders, and others, focusing on effective strategy and operational excellence. Guests include industry experts and practitioners with decades of web-scale and enterprise experience.
 
The podcast for people interested in the latest technology, business strategy and most importantly, for those of you who want to progress in your career. Every week we discuss with the smartest people in tech their career journeys, their best and worst business decisions, and their valuable lessons learned, which we pass onto you.
 
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In the public transit industry, we are all standing on the shoulders of giants. People who set the stage for the progress we're making now. The next several episodes on Transit Unplugged epitomize this fact looking back powering our way forward. This week Paul talks with Karen Philibrick, Executive Director of the Mineta Transportation Institute. N…
 
Tony Whatley became known as “The Side Hustle Millionaire” after his book with the same title became a #1 best-seller on Amazon. But, this book title isn’t just fiction; it is based on his actual story. Tony once led a successful corporate career for over 25 years, but that is less interesting than the side-businesses that he created, which generat…
 
On today's special edition of Transit Unplugged. We want it to honor the memory of Jeff Parker, CEO of MARTA in Atlanta, after his recent tragic death. He was a strong leader for his city and our industry, and will be sorely missed. Original show notes from February, 2020: “While we have to think about the future, we also have to think about the he…
 
Predictions.A complete break-down and predictions for UFC 270: Ngannou vs Gane, coming up on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022.The Draft.After Stan won the 2021 season, the tally was restarted at zero points a piece for 2022. Nick scored 4 points from UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Chigadze and Stan only scored 3. That puts Nick in the lead with a 1 point a…
 
This week Paul catches up with Laura Koprowski, CEO of Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) and they talk about Laura's plan to revitalize TARTA with a new leadership team, new branding, and a new focus on customer experience. Laura and Paul also talk about the successful ballot measures that will help TARTA expand service and have a stab…
 
If you've heard of The Great Resignation, then you know how much of a problem it is for companies to find, recruit, and hire great talent. Cindy Di Marco, CEO and Founder of Sarco Services, a Talent Acquisition firm based in Maryland, joins Eric to share her expertise about finding great talent during the toughest times. She explains the mistakes h…
 
This episode is a fun chat with the cofounders of City Bonfires. These are two suburban dads who started a company during the pandemic (now their fulltime jobs) making candles and selling all you need for Smores. Yes, candles in a can and marshmellows.... and a business is born. Thom Singer saw their ad on Instagram and knew they had to be guests o…
 
This week we have a special double interview episode on Transit Unplugged News and Views. Paul, and special guest Mischa Wanek-Libman Executive Editor of Mass Transit Magazine, speak with two of Mass Transit's 40 Under 40 honorees. We start the show with Shofi Ull Azum, MBA, Operational Innovations and Performance Manager, Kansas City Area Transpor…
 
Ernesto Verdugo helps baby boomers and Gen Xers think and earn like successful YouTubers. Ernesto is best defined as a Change Catalyst because his interventions create results in record times. His speaking style quickly engages audiences and individuals to change and think differently. His presentations are thought provoking, entertaining, insightf…
 
Ron Zaleski walked across the country barefoot to raise awareness for Veterans Suicide. He's the author of The Long Walk Home and the CEO of The Long Walk Home, Nonprofit Organization. Ron joined us to share his story of going from being angry at the world to helping thousands of people prevent suicide. After leaving the military, Ron decided to ne…
 
Episode 696 is a chat with Jay Baer, a marketing consultant and Hall of Fame Speaker. Jay knows customers and he is a Licensed Tequila Sommelier. About Jay Baer Jay Baer is the world’s most inspirational customer experience, customer service, and marketing keynote speaker. New York Times best-selling author of six books. A 7th-generation entreprene…
 
This week Paul chats with Kevin Quinn, CEO of TransLink in Vancouver, BC. Kevin succeeded Paul as CEO of MTA Baltimore and now is the head of a multi-city transit network in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Kevin talks about managing North America's largest autonomous subway systems (SkyTrain), the major expansion projects underway, an…
 
This is the last episode of "Making Waves at C-Level" for 2021. What a two years it has been. Thom Singer shares how he got focused to set clear goals for the new year... and the three areas of focus he will have moving forward: Mind, Body, and Money. In the last two years he had lost some of his mojo due to the closing of the in-person meeting bus…
 
This episode of "Making Waves at C-Level" is one of two solo episodes with Thom Singer sharing his thought. In this "rant" he talks about what he learned the last two years in the pandemic. For many the business experiences during Covid have been very different. Some were hit hard, others simply worked from home and had little other disruptions. Th…
 
It's the end of the year and the last episode of Transit Unplugged for 2021. This is a really special episode with Paul Comfort convening a panel with our producer Tris Hussey, regular contributors Elea Carey and Mike Bismeyer, and a special guest Mike Dukart, Dir. of Sales at TripSpark. On the show, we talk about what are going to be the hottest t…
 
Ryan Smith, CEO of Elevation Capital Group shares his knowledge of investing in Self Storage facilities and Mobile/Manufactured Housing Communities. If you want to invest and don't know how to get started, please visit Elevation Capital Group - Elevation Fund 8: https://elevationfund.com It takes less than you may think to invest in multi million d…
 
Welcome to our second special episode of Transit Unplugged, the Best of Transit Unplugged In-Depth. In this episode, you'll hear excerpts from five of the best interviews this year. You'll hear ... Anne Graham, National Transport Authority, Ireland (full episode) Ahmed Bahrozyan, Road and Transport Authority, Dubai, UAE (full episode) Leslie Richar…
 
Competitive pricing strategy is key to not leaving money on the table. How to price your product or service is often a cost plus idea - with a focus on desired profit margins. But there are more indepth ways to do this right. The guest on this episode is Mark Stiving from Impact Pricing. He is the Chief Pricing Educator, and he helps companies win …
 
Laura and Eric discuss what it takes to work with Generation Z. Laura Campbell is a former Director of Education at a crisis Center working with Gen Z students, their families and teachers. She is a successful leadership and brain health coach, and she figured out a way to help organizations lead the young men and women who fall into generation Z. …
 
Predictions.A complete break-down and predictions for UFC Fight Night - Lewis vs Daukaus, coming up on Saturday, December 18th, 2021.The Draft.Stan had a great night, scoring with 8 points towards his draft competition total(including picking up 2 points for picking Tony Kelley over Randy Costa.) Nick had a rough night and scored only 1 point. This…
 
Our guest, John Nepper, speaks to educators and administrators to create more connection. After 35 years as a band director he is now a joyful teacher in a world of human potential. About John Nepper After 35 years as a professional music educator, and earning a black belt in Karate, you could say that John Nepper has a black belt as a professional…
 
Kicking off a trio of special episodes on Transit Unplugged is a transit tech episode with guest host Tris Hussey. Tris interviews Daniel Saddy, Director of (IT) Architecture at Trapeze about cyber and computer security at transit agencies with real, concrete advice on how agencies can help protect themselves. Then we have a special technology expe…
 
About Bill Humbert Bill Humbert is unusual in his field. He has over 40 years of Expert Recruitment experience spanning many industries. He has recruited and consulted with companies from start-ups as small as 11 professionals, including the Venture Capitalist, to major international corporations with tens of thousands of employees. His model is to…
 
Andy helps salespeople be less salesy! Andy's hit "Accelerate Your Sales" podcast was acquired by ringDNA in 2020. Since re-named "Sales Enablement with Andy Paul", the show continues to inspire thousands of sales professionals each week. Andy has also written two award-winning sales books, "Zero-Time Selling" and "Amp Up Your Sales". He is ranked …
 
A discussion about UFC 269 results in which Amanda Nunez was upset by Juliana Pena and Charles Oliveira submits Dustin PoirierThe Draft.Stan had a great night, scoring with 8 points towards his draft competition total. Nick had a rough night and scored only 1 point. This brings Stan's MMA Geeks Draft score total to 134 and Nick's to 117. Stan grows…
 
Predictions.A complete break-down and predictions for UFC 269 - Oliveira vs Poirier, coming up on Saturday, December 11th, 2021.The Draft.Stan and Nick each picked up 3 points following UFC Fight Night Aldo vs Font. This brings Stan's total to 126 points and Nick's to 116. Stan's keeps his 10 point lead.…
 
On this episode of the "Making Waves at C-Level" podcast, Thom Singer talks with the author of "Weird Girl Adventures", Shelley Brown. Shelley is a speaker and and expert on belonging and well-being. In this conversation she shares her formulas on how to help people find their sense of belonging. Thom adds to the chat that in 2022 it is the year of…
 
Paul returns to the island nation of Singapore to chat with Mr. Lee Ling Wee, Deputy Group CEO and President, International, SMRT Corporation. Like his earlier interview with Jeremy Yap earlier this year, the conversation focuses on how Singapore and SMRT are innovating and pushing towards a low/no emissions future. Paul sets the stage for the inte…
 
Kenneth Kinney is a marketing expert and speaker who has worked with dozens of large and small companies to help them grow through marketing. In a world with lots of conflicting advice on marketing, Kenneth takes a realistic view and helps companies have a consistent message. He is also one of those people who chooses to go diving with real live sh…
 
Have you ever wanted to start a podcast but you just can't seem to pull the trigger? Maybe it's because you don't know how, or maybe it's because you don't think anyone will listen to your show. Perhaps it's that you don't know where you'll find your guests? Or it may be your own self limiting beliefs... Today, our guest is here to help you breakth…
 
Predictions.A complete break-down and predictions for UFC Fight Night - Aldo vs Font, coming up on Saturday, December 4th, 2021.The Draft.Nick picked up 4 points in the MMA Draft competition for UFC Fight Night Holloway vs Rodriguez. Stan picked up 3 points. This brings Stan's total to 123 points and Nick's to 113. Stan's lead shrinks to 10.…
 
If your association of company hosts an annual meeting for members or clients, you should consider hosting a podcast that is dedicated to promoting your event. Keep people engaged before, during, and after you meeting with a customized podcast that has 6, 12, or 52 episodes. Thom Singer has been hosing podcasts for over 7 years, and is now working …
 
In our final episode from APTA EXPO 2021, Paul chats with Jane Grogg, Director of Sarasota County Area Transit. If there was one singular thing that is the hallmark of the post-COVID transit world, it's on-demand microtransit. Jane Grogg replaced fixed routes that had lower ridership and replaced them with on-demand microtransit. And it's been a sm…
 
Johnny Barr is only 19 years old, yet he's a serial entrepreneur who founded the Gym Bro Blender and a few other companies. In this conversation, Johnny shares his story about starting a company at a young age and the mistakes he overcame to succeed. The way Johnny Barr got the idea and took action on getting the Gym Bro Blender to the market is a …
 
Update: An audio issue kept one of the panelists from being heard. We've pushed out an updated audio track. In the second of three APTA EXPO special episodes, this week it's the highlight of the week--the special panel of the 5 top women leading transit today. Nadine Lee (CEO, Dallas DART), Leslie Richards (CEO, SEPTA), Lauren Skiver (CEO, SunLine …
 
Zig Ziglar often asked, "Are you a meaningful specific or a wandering generality?" That's because Zig understood the principles required for achieving success. In this episode, Eric shares the 3 lists that everyone should make, if they're serious about achieving their goals. This three lists are: Things I don't want Things I want Things I can do to…
 
Paul and Tris were at APTA EXPO 2021 in Orlando, FL last week and recorded several interviews while they were there. From "Get to Know the GM" with the heads of Vontas and Trapeze Group and interviews with transit leaders to our amazing panel of amazing women leading transit agencies in the U.S., Paul and Tris covered a lot of ground in a few days.…
 
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