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Charles Mullen

Ep86: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Today, Chuck and Brittany are joined by Jane Christyson from Girl Scouts of North East Ohio to discuss the importance of financial literacy and the impact of the programs Girl Scouts provides. Jane discusses adapting during the pandemic, how their programs help girls develop into leaders and entrepreneurs, and the 25 financial literacy badges. Jane, …

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Ep85: LGBT Allyship for Business Leaders

Today, Chuck and Brittany are joined by Amanda Cole from Plexus LGBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce to discuss the importance of allyship among businesses and leaders for the LGBT community. Amanda shares the depth of services provided by Plexus and the services they provide to businesses. Amanda discusses the training program Plexus offers leaders …

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Ep84: Transitioning to a Work from Anywhere Culture – Part 2

Now fifth-time guest Erica Ishida returns to discuss in detail how leaders can pivot and execute a work from home culture in the wake of the pandemic. Recognizing the pandemic is still ongoing, Erica shares how leaders need to rethink the “where” to work that can be easily and safely completed at home. We discuss …

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Ep83: The Benefits of Junior Achievement

Did you learn how to budget in middle school? What about how to manage credit cards as an adult? Junior Achievement provides important financial literacy to children of all ages, primarily based on donations and corporate sponsorships. Josh Lehman is on today’s episode from Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio to discuss how the financial …

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Ep82: Transitioning to a Work from Anywhere Culture – Part 1

Third-time guest Erica Ishida is back with an insightful take on how companies can transition their workforce planning to a work from anywhere culture as a result of the pandemic. Erica’s expertise in this area comes from years of C-Level experience focused on organizational growth. This mini-episode is part 1 of an extended episode to …

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Ep79: Supporting Working Moms

We know the pandemic has been rough on everyone. Still, recent articles from NPR, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and CBS News have reported concerning statistics on working moms’ impact. Moms are often the “go to” for everything, which now means virtual school, hybrid schooling, working from home, providing childcare to younger kids with daycares closed, and …

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Ep78: Partnering with the Minority Business Assistance Center

Today, Chuck and Brittany are joined by Vaughn Johnson from the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) with the state of Ohio at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland. Vaughn shares the many benefits of establishing a diverse workforce and how it impacts the bottom line. Vaughn discusses how companies can add diversity to their boards …

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Special Episode: Post-Election Tax Considerations

Surprise – a brand new episode out today! Chuck and Brittany talk to tax expert Robert Jackson and estate planning experts Eric Flickinger and Matt Silla about the impact of the election results on estate tax and possible tax changes for business owners, including what to do next about the PPP loan and forgiveness. A …

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