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Floor Academy's mission is to get the heart and soul of the industry, the installers, to stop playing contractor and to become better business owners. With each episode we explore different parts of operating a business so that yours can become more efficient and effective. The lessons learned come from your peers, competing to succeed in a variety of different markets so you can integrate them into your own.
 
Bite-Sized Balance is a podcast where everyday extraordinary women share their stories, expertise and wisdom with other women - all in the name of lifting each other up and creating a better life balance. Whether it’s wellness, career, relationships, alcohol, food, mindfulness, hormones or parenting - we talk about all things women’s balance. If your life looks great "on paper" but it still feels like something is missing, you're in the right place. Wendy McCallum, the host of Bite-Sized Bal ...
 
What does it mean to create a business where freedom, play & fun are the center of each day? What does it take to create from abundance instead of scarcity? Maria & Rhonda will share fun and engaging conversations bringing together perspectives from their different parts of the world; Sweden and California. This co-creation of "Freedom, Play & Fun" will inspire you to take daily action. Learn how to Stop faking IT to breaking out into your full power as a conscious leader. Life is a choice o ...
 
Our Gifted Kids is here to start a conversation, so we started a Podcast! And I’m so glad you found it! This Podcast is about sharing the journey of actually parenting gifted kids and connecting with advice and support so we have everything we need for every member of our family to thrive. It's a place to get together, share our knowledge, and celebrate our quirky community. If you’d like to be a part of this conversation and share your experience, where ever you’re at in the journey, or may ...
 
Do you sometimes need help "doing life better"? Would you like to live life to the fullest right now? Do you sometimes get overwhelmed and lose focus? Are you STUCK in any part of your life or business? If you answered "YES" to any of these questions, tune in to "Get Fired Up" Radio. Linda Wisler Luft will be interviewing every day people and experts on the topics of: communication, career, health, peace, organization, vision, passion, money, time and many more topics you deal with every day ...
 
BrainTalk: “Building the BRIDGE between your business and your intuition” runs the 1st Wednesday of the month at 12pm EST. This series showcases business people who have married these two elements together for great success. Our goal is to help listeners understand that it is not an "either or" it is an AND- intuition and business are your right and left brain. Together they are a powerhouse! Brain Talk is created by (Left Brainer) Dawn Quesnel, CPCC, PCC and (Right Brainer) Tara Crawford Ro ...
 
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Host Luke McNamara is joined by Jeff Compton, Senior Manager for Mandiant’s Intelligence Capability Development team to discuss the focus of his team in helping customers build threat intelligence programs and how the needs of customers in this space continue to evolve, and how the regulatory landscape is driving change in particular regions and in…
 
China Tech Investor is a weekly look at China’s tech companies through the lens of investment. Each week, hosts Elliott Zaagman and James Hull go through their watch list of publicly listed tech companies and also interview experts on issues affecting the macroeconomy and the stock prices of China’s tech companies. Make sure you don’t miss anything…
 
This weeks guest is Jim Aaron. Jim has been a territory manager for William M. Bird and Mohawk before moving in to positions with the parent company of Carpet One. When the director position at the Floor Covering Education Foundation became available he wasn’t initially excited about it. After some wise counsel he was made aware of the what the pos…
 
Host Wendy McCallum interviews fellow This Naked Mind Coach, Martha Wright, about her decision to become alcohol-free, as well as her midlife career transition from wine importer and vineyard owner to alcohol-free beverage expert & advocate. Martha and Wendy discuss women’s gray-area drinking, and the revolutionary approach to changing your relatio…
 
This weeks guest is Brendan Hunt. Brendan lives in New South Wales, Australia and owns My Timber, a flooring store. With beginnings as a carpenter, to business owner with a crew of 15 he has had a journey that has taken him up and down mountains. When the carpentry business went south, he hopped into the corporate world and climbed that ladder. Not…
 
Host Wendy McCallum interviews Robyn Berman, who pursued a second career in the challenging primary care field of midwifery at the age of 40, while navigating parenthood and midlife (and all that comes with that.) Wendy shares her own birth story and Robyn provides some insight from the perspective of a midwife and doula. Robyn talks about her rece…
 
This weeks guest is Josh Funkhouser. Josh is a partner at Davidson and Funkhouser a law firm in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in business and real estate law. We look at the why’s and how’s of getting your business going the right way from the start, as well as, how some items may be ever evolving. This is a conversation you won’t want to miss. St…
 
Chase Chewning is a health coach and host of the popular wellness podcast Ever Forward Radio, and he’s also no stranger to burnout. Chase joins host Wendy McCallum to share his personal story of burnout & recovery and what he’s learned along the way. Wendy and Chase talk about the differences between men and women’s burnout, the warning signs, self…
 
This weeks guest is Mike Somodean. Mike owns and operates MSCS, Inc. in the northern suburbs of Atlanta, GA. Starting flooring in 2003 and getting serious about it in 2016 he has come a long way but he isn’t done yet. We get to discussing why your business needs systems. From figuring out your true expenses, to training, to setting goals. Without t…
 
Guest Ally Garber, successful career woman, mom of two, and lover of running, shares her personal story of mental health challenges, alcohol dependence, and recovery -- with honesty, insight, and a great sense of humour. Wendy & Ally discover they have a lot in common in terms of their shared stories, including the decision to stop drinking during …
 
As I wandered around the show floor at Surfaces 2021 I asked people what their best minute or two of business advice was. Listen to some very successful installers and business owners get your pointed in the right direction. Need new headphones for working and listening to Floor Academy? Check out ISOTunes using the link below. Amazing Bluetooth he…
 
This weeks guest is Katie Marcotte. Katie owns and operates Maine Modern Tile with her partner Eric in Otisfield, ME. Growing up she was encouraged to be what she wanted to be. This included learning trades from close relatives as well as having a feminine side as well. Of course being well rounded in some areas doesn’t mean we don’t have struggles…
 
The Meno Whisperer is back! On today’s episode, Sarah and Wendy explore the connections between creativity and perimenopause/menopause. Many women notice that as their hormones shift during midlife, so does their creativity energy. Instead of flowing outward, towards careers, kids, or others, it starts to turn inward, stirring a need for something …
 
We’re excited to be talking to Julie Skolnick today about 2E, giftedness, what is creating agency for your children, how and why you should! Julie gives us heaps of tips that will help with validation, expectations, focusing on strengths, discussing why we do things, executive function and more! Hit play and let’s get started! Memorable Quote “How …
 
This weeks guest is Eduardo Martinez. Eduardo owns and operates Martinez Commercial Flooring Services out of Fort Worth, TX. Growing up Eduardo learned the trade from his father. Eventually he went out to start his own thing and has grown it from working locally to traveling the country to keep his ever growing crew busy. Listen in as we talk about…
 
In response to an increasing demand to fill the CTI skills gap, Mandiant has made a commitment to arm organizations around the world with skilled security teams to succeed on the fast-evolving threat landscape. Host Luke McNamara is joined by Shanyn Ronis, Manager, Intelligence Training Program to discuss the official launch of Mandiant On-Demand C…
 
Wendy and Sarah share a very exciting announcement and answer a couple of great questions from Bite-Sized Balance listeners around how to close the stress cycle when you get home from work (and it feels like you’re just starting your second job!) and practical steps women can take NOW to improve their sleep during midlife. This episode is jam-packe…
 
Why would a parent choose a selective school? After reflecting on the intense effort required to navigate the education system for her academically gifted children, Deb returned to university to explore the current thinking in this field. Her research investigated the reasons why parents chose to enrol their gifted children in a selective school. D…
 
On this episode we have Daniel Kappelman Zafra, a manager on Mandiant’s Cyber Physical Threat Intelligence team, to discuss a recent blog he and has team have released on the trend of lower sophistication threat actors targeting operational technology (OT). We discuss a precursor blog they put out last year, specific to this trend and the usage of …
 
China Tech Investor is a weekly look at China’s tech companies through the lens of investment. Each week, hosts Elliott Zaagman and James Hull go through their watch list of publicly listed tech companies and also interview experts on issues affecting the macroeconomy and the stock prices of China’s tech companies. Make sure you don’t miss anything…
 
This weeks guest is Jean Gilman. Gil owns and operates US Fiberglass and Gelcoat in Chester, MD. This has been his way to bootstrap World Proof Products which is a flooring manufacturer. Gil and I spend our time talking about team building and finding the right connections. Listen in to learn why your question should be who not how. World Proof Pro…
 
1 in 4 pregnancies ends in loss, and it’s high time we started talking about it. In this episode, Host Wendy McCallum, with the help of her BFF Megan, tells her personal story of recurrent miscarriage and grief. Of her five pregnancies, only one resulted in a live birth. Her friend Megan was there for the grief and joy along the way, and shares wha…
 
This weeks guest is Jason McDaniel. Jason owns and operates Stoneman Construction as well as being the cofounder of the Global Tile Posse group on Facebook. Getting his start with countertops he took a job on a whim to set some floor tile from a general contractor. This led to man more jobs that focused on an all tile business. It wasn’t always to …
 
A simple practice of mindfulness can go a LONG way to preventing the signs and symptoms of burnout. Executive Burnout Coach & Podcast Host Wendy McCallum explains five proven ways a simple meditation, gratitude &/or mindful breathing practice can help to simplify your life, free up time for self-care and reduce your stress in the process. Tune in t…
 
Today is Part 2 of a conversation about sex education for parents of gifted kids that we started earlier this year with Dr Matt Zakreski. In this episode, we talk about gender and sexuality as they relate to the gifted population. As parents of gifted kids, we especially, need to be open to accepting, knowing and understanding sexuality and gender …
 
China Tech Investor is a weekly look at China’s tech companies through the lens of investment. Each week, hosts Elliott Zaagman and James Hull go through their watch list of publicly listed tech companies and also interview experts on issues affecting the macroeconomy and the stock prices of China’s tech companies. Make sure you don’t miss anything…
 
This weeks guest is Jon Namba. Jon is the owner of Namba Services, in Taylorsville, UT. He is also the the Editorial Director for Floor Covering Installer Magazine. From positions with the NWFA to CFI to CTEF, he has been a busy many making many connections. Last time Jon and I talked about investing in yourself. This time we discuss all of the opt…
 
Host Wendy McCallum and her sister Meg share their recent experiences in the “sandwich”- raising a herd of teens while caring for a dying parent. The last few years of their Dad’s degenerative condition included a medi-vac flight home from Florida, a prolonged hospital stay, a year of in-home care, and their Dad's eventual passing two years ago. Th…
 
Today I’m speaking with psychologist Kate Plum about the assessment journey for gifted kids. In this episode we talk about when an IQ Test is helpful, what steps are involved, the pros and cons of assessment, the nuances of cognitive tests for gifted kids, the components of the test and much more. If you’re a parent considering whether you need to …
 
Host Luke McNamara is joined by Paul Tumelty, Government Security Manager, to discuss how Mandiant is partnering with governments in EMEA to help foster cyber capacity building in nations across the region. Paul walks through how governments are thinking about this, from the crafting of high-level strategies to working through the tasking of the ap…
 
This weeks guest is your friend and mine, Ken Ballin. Ken owns and operates Skyro Floors on the Jersey Shore and no he doesn’t hang out with MTV reality show stars. We get to talking about what the industry has termed the “Installation Crisis”. How can it be fixed and what do we believe the solution is. Listen in to know what you can bring to the t…
 
Dr. Sarah Baillie’s back to answer some fantastic questions from Bite-Sized Balance listeners around how to manage hormonal shifts and some of the common symptoms of perimenopause and menopause better, including increased joint pain, breakthrough bleeding between periods, vaginal dryness and discomfort (“GSM”), and low mood and mood swings. This ep…
 
China Tech Investor is a weekly look at China’s tech companies through the lens of investment. Each week, hosts Elliott Zaagman and James Hull go through their watch list of publicly listed tech companies and also interview experts on issues affecting the macroeconomy and the stock prices of China’s tech companies. Make sure you don’t miss anything…
 
This weeks guest is Phillip Gladden. Phillip is a second generation installer. As soon as he could walk he was on job sites with his dad. After over 20 years of installing he was able to take a job with Crain as the Eastern Sales representative. Phil and i discuss investing properly in your tools and why the cost of some tools doesn’t need to scare…
 
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