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Author: Jay Doran

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The Culture Matters Podcast with host, Jay Doran is a platform to talk with business owners, executives and cultural alike to get inside each individual's eco-system in which they practice culture in the workplace. We speak to some of the most interesting people about why culture is important.
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Bill Dallas is responsible for inspiring and leading more than a dozen mortgage, banking and financial tech companies over the past 35 years, including Cloudvirga, First Franklin, Ownit Mortgage Solutions, Skyline Home Loans, NewLeaf Lending, and now Finance of America Mortgage. His first venture, First Franklin, grew to be one of the nation's largest lenders. Although technology has disrupted and improved many industries, the antiquated mortgage lending process remains manual, slow, and costly. Along with his co-founders, Dallas founded CloudVirga a leading provider of digital mortgage point-of-sale software whose enterprise technology is powered by the intelligent mortgage platform. The workflow engine has already processed billions in loans and is transforming home lending by digitizing, automating, and simplifying the process for consumers, lenders, and realtors. Dallas holds a law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, as well as an undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also founded and serves as the Chairman of the board of directors for Oaks Christian School.In this episode, which was filmed on January 23rd, we dive deep into Bill's entrepreneurial spirit and he really shares all the valuable nuggets and takeaways of how you can build wealth, be successful, and not regret anything. Listen in!
Dr. Christian Conte is one of the country’s most accomplished mental health specialists in the field of anger and emotional management. A familiar figure on TV and radio, he is also a prolific writer, powerful communicator, and sought-after media expert. He was co-host of the reality shows Coaching Bad on Spike TV and The Secret Life of Kids on USA Network. He was also the resident therapist for Family Therapy on VH1. Dr. Conte produces daily Emotional Management Minutes that air on more than 300 radio stations across the country, as well as hosting his own weekly call-in radio show on KDKA in Pittsburgh. In July 2015 he conducted the TEDx talk, “Why I Chose to Go to Prison.” His latest book, “Walking Through Anger”, was released in October of 2019.Whether it is in his groups for violent offenders, the classroom, or in front of companies and organizations, Dr. Conte always brings his unique energy, unquenchable passion, and a tremendous sense of compassion to his focus on teaching people about why they do what they do, and how they can use knowledge about themselves and compassion for others to transform their lives.Dr. Conte is one of only a handful of people who have level V anger management certification, the highest level possible, and he is the creator of “Yield Theory” – a powerful approach to change, combining radical compassion with conscious education – for the effective treatment of anger issues. Dr. Conte currently trains correctional institutions, sports teams, and organizations in the practical application of his Yield Theory Anger Management Program.In this episode, Jay and Dr. Conte go through their time together with Dr. Conte explaining what he does with people, how he works with them, as well as the theories he has developed.Check out for more information!
Judd Burdon is a Father, Husband, Entrepreneur, and a solid guy.Judd takes us through his story of learning and growing every step of the way to continue to create better versions of himself and to ultimately make a difference in his family and his industry.At one point in his life, he was not happy, and now he is every day.You can hear the waves in the background because that is where he lives and every person's virtual background is his real life! 
Ranked as one of the TOP BUSINESS LEADERS to follow in 2020 by YAHOO FINANCE, featured in USA Today, and Fox News. Robert Syslo is a professional promotion and branding expert for over 17 years. Robert Syslo Jr has an extensive background in advertising, marketing, brand development, and show distribution. Founder of Syslo Ventures located in Miami FL.The purpose of his company Syslo Ventures is to increase promotion and awareness of any company, product, influencer, or service into the marketplace in order to increase sales, following, and conversions. Robert currently reaches over 3 million per month in marketing and promotion. Robert increases sales and scales brands through the use of high-quality and message-oriented aesthetic video content, graphic design, consulting, and web development along with social promotion campaigns.His company's main mission is to take businesses, influencers, products, and services and promote them into the marketplace using the right form of communication and aesthetics to increase awareness, traffic, and conversions to their brand.Robert Syslo's Expertise:- Video Production, Cinematography, Directing, Producing, Editing, Graphic FX, Music Composition- Website Development, SEO, Design, UX, UI, Performance Optimization, Lead Generation, CRM Integration- Graphic Design, Copyrighting, Website Design, Product Design, UI Design, UX Design- Advertising, Facebook Advertising, Lead Generation Campaigns, Google Ads/Google PPC, Youtube Ads- Coaching, Content Creation, Message Development, Digital Identity Extraction, Marketing and Advertising- Product Development, Audience Selection and Targeting, Product Design, DistributionThis episode is full of so much value as Robert and Jay discuss what it means to be a true marketing expert! Listen in!
Will was raised by the streets of Philadelphia and ran with a rough crowd as a and coming from a child of a single-parent household. Without a father to rely on for guidance, Will began his life's journey by selling drugs and participating in gangs and violence in and around the community of South Philly. One day tragedy struck as Will and a group of friends were shot at by a rival gang. Acting with only pure instinct, Will shot back in self-defense and killed the person shooting at him. Will was sentenced to 20 years in prison for 3rd-degree murder.Over the next 10 years, Will made incredible changes and vowed to serve the community he once terrorized as a youngster. He yearned for this day; a day that he would be able to make a huge and lasting impact on youth violence in his neighborhood. Will caused no waves during his time spent in prison, stayed out of trouble, and chose to educate himself by reading hundreds of books on a variety of topics to pass the time. He was released on good behavior after serving 10 years.This is when Will Little grew into the man, the father, and the community leader he is today. He was given the opportunity to prove he actually had transformed his life for the better, and he made sure to make the best of it.Since being released, Will has:Sought and received forgiveness from the victim's family while also forgiving himself.Received multiple cities and community awards.Presented at 100's of schools all over the country.Presented at life-enhancing and motivational conferences on the East and West Coast annually. ​Will does motivational speaking and performs street poetry to a diverse number of audiences each year. He speaks anywhere - schools (both public and charter), the Juvenile Justice System, prisons, adult conferences centered around self-improvement, and kids conferences centered around empowerment, mindset, and decision making. In this episode, Jay unpacks Will's story and also his experiences to guide anyone in any facet of their life.See 
Christopher Vester is an experienced Chief Operations Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. Christopher is skilled in negotiation, management, customer service, account management, motivation, and sales. Additionally, is a strong business development professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Business Administration and Management from North Carolina State University. In this episode, Jay and Chris get into culture, leadership, and everything in between.Always thinking ahead to continue the betterment of YOU, ask yourself, "Who will I be in 10 years from now?" and work towards that.Follow Christopher on IG and follow his IGTV as it is an extremely well-done show! Handle: @hvautocoo
This episode teaches you about leadership and thinking about how you handle your book of business, if you need to change it and how you can change it to be successful.Troy Korsgaden is a highly sought-after insurance and financial services consultant. He is the principal of Korsgaden International which specializes in global marketing, distribution, agency building, and technology strategies for many of the world’s largest insurance carriers and financial services companies.As a consultant, speaker and author of seven books, Korsgaden’s mission is to help the insurance industry and its representatives wake up to the radical transformation taking place in the industry and create the necessary tools and roadmaps to best navigate and build success in the rapidly changing insurance and financial services landscape. A widely-respected expert in personal distribution and other methods, Korsgaden trains corporate insurance and financial services leaders on customer service, change management, and transformational work, among many other critical issues impacting insurance carriers and financial services companies.Korsgaden helps those in the industry learn how to better communicate with their teams and consumers so that consumers develop a higher appreciation for the value of insurance products and their insurance advisor relationships. Korsgaden International provides turn-key approaches using leading technologies and management tools which create fluency and seamlessness in product delivery and customer service.Hundreds of thousands of insurance and financial services executives, agents, brokers, and staff members have been inspired and empowered by Korsgaden's seminars and guidance for over 30 years. 
Weldon Long is a successful entrepreneur, sales expert, and author of the NY Times Bestseller, The Power of Consistency - Prosperity Mindset Training for Sales and Business Professionals. He is one of the nation’s most powerful speakers and a driven motivator who teaches the Sales and Prosperity Mindset philosophies that catapulted him from desperation and poverty to a life of wealth and prosperity.At the age of 39, Weldon was living in a homeless shelter after having served 13 years in prison. A 9th-grade dropout and three-time convicted felon, he found himself broke and unable to find work.After 6 months of knocking on many doors, he landed a sales position and quickly became one of the industry’s top sales leaders. In 2004, he opened his own company, and in 2009 that company was selected by Inc. magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing privately held companies.Visit to learn moreIn this episode, Jay and Weldon talk about Weldon's story, hardships, and how important awareness is in all individuals!
In this episode, Steve and Jay talk about the beauty of becoming your business.Steve is very passionate about his business and the business world. Steve is a Business Broker and M&A Specialist. His company provides expert service to clients, both buyers and sellers across multiple industries to achieve outstanding results in small to middle-market transactions. Steve's attention to detail and the ability to build and implement processes that are employed by all the elite brokers on his team ensures consistent top quality service throughout the firm. The ability to adapt quickly to the unique challenges that arise during the due diligence and closing process is another strength that he takes pride in. Steve's team also has a proven track record of successfully getting deals done with the use of SBA 7(a) loans and implementing creative deal structures which often results in an increased sales price and more cash at closing for our clients.Steve's expertise and can-do attitude will help you sell your business for its maximum value, and as quickly as possible. Steve is always working with many qualified buyers looking for businesses just like yours. Transworld Business Advisors is the # 1 ranked business brokerage worldwide by Entrepreneur Magazine and he has been successfully helping good people do good deals for over 35 years.Reach out to Steve:  757.821.3002 | |
This episode with friend, Tom Bove, Founder and CEO of BBD Solutions was recorded in the very beginning of 2020 but somehow seems most fitting for life right now.A forward-thinking sales executive exceeding 20 years of experience, Tom’s reputation for the highest standards of professionalism and stellar customer service is recognized and valued across his broad client base. He is genuinely engaging, approachable, and charismatic establishing strong alliances throughout all organizational levels.With proven leadership expertise, Tom has managed channel and inside sales teams and offers comprehensive experience leading sales campaigns and directing cross-functional teams to secure new business in highly competitive environments.With a strong background of successfully selling enterprise scope solutions to corporations with complex multi-stage decision-making processes, he is effective at developing and executing scalable strategies to grow business and deliver technology solutions. Listen to the episode and learn a lot about technology and how to live in integrity through your business.
Greg Offner Jr. is the Chief Growth Officer of Global Performance Institute. From MBA to PhD - from Sales & Motivation to Diversity & Inclusion - Global Performance Institute has the experts to fit the needs and budget of your organization, association, or corporation. I speak on the following topics: * Pattern Disruption (Change)* Creativity I also have a unique keynote perfect for "big" anniversaries (5, 10, 20, 50, 100 years etc.) of organizations and corporations:* Corporate Anniversary Events - these unique musical keynotes are perfect for your association, company, or organization's anniversary party. Take your audience on a "tour" of your timeline, from creation to the current day. Fully customizable and performed live. Email me at for more information!
This episode is a must-listen-to episode where Jay really gets into the mind of Rick Arvielo, CEO and Co-Founder of New American Funding.In this episode, Jay and Rick talk about where Rick started and how running a full-time company as well as bartending is what gave him the grit as part of why he got where he is today.Rick leads from the front and lets the people he chooses do their thing for a reason– because they are exceptional about it.Rick knows what it means to give his borrowers a true experience when working with New American Funding... listen up to see what we mean!
In this episode, Jay and David have an interview about culture, values, behaviors, fundamentals and SO MUCH MORE!David breaks down how he works with his clients to build Culture-by-Design and every actionable step he takes to get there with them.David spent 27 years building his previous company where he learned so much about building a culture that matters without knowing it. He articulated it, wrote it down, and now teaches and speaks about how everyone can starting with the CEO of an organization.Visit to learn more about what David does and how he does it!
This episode is ACTION-PACKED!!Steven Lloyd is a real estate investor engaged in the strategic acquisition and development of residential properties located in the United States. As founder and managing partner of Stone Bay Holdings (SBH), Steve is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities, investor relations, and specifically securing capital from private sources. Steve understands wealth and most importantly, passive income and MANAGING money.This episode is informative. This episode has a ton of value. This episode is REAL, RAW and a MUST-Listen to episode.Listen twice because you won't get it the first time.
Ginger is a seasoned education and marketing specialist with more than 15 years of experience helping companies develop and implement training and marketing programs, technologies, and best practices. Ginger has deep experience working with banking and compliance organizations with a focus on training development and delivery, strategic planning, business development & partnership management with an emphasis on combining training programs with sales and marketing programs to sell through education.  Ginger has unique expertise in building disruptive training that transforms the way we learn, think, communicate, and behave in the workplace. She has a passion and track record for helping good companies become great through effective training, branding, and education programs. GINGER'S SPECIALTIES:Ethics and Compliance Programs, E-learning Programs, Policy and Procedure Management, Awareness Programs, Reporting and Analytics, Risk Assessment, Expert Advisory Consulting, and Performance Benchmarking.GINGER'S TRAINING EXPERIENCE:Written and designed over 120 core compliance courses on various mortgage regulations and products. In this episode, Jay and Ginger discuss why communication, content, and training systems are KEY. Listen to the brilliant mind of the EDU-Marketer.
Jay and Vick recorded this podcast in March of 2020 and much of its value still stands true today.Vick Tipnes started Blackstone in 2012 from his Kitchen; his purpose was to provide better Quality, Access and Costs for Patients, Providers and Insurance Companies. Vick endured through many struggles along the way, from losing funding and almost everything else you can imagine. At one point in 2013, Vick was three days away from being completely bankrupt. Since then, Blackstone has grown into becoming one of the largest providers of Home Sleep Testing services in the country. Blackstone recently made the coveted Inc 5000 list in 2016 and was ranked 1276 out of 500 companies in the country, based on its 345% growth. And is set to make the list again in 2017. On this episode you will learn a lot about the entrepreneur and thought-process one goes through.Follow Vick on all mediums:Facebook: Vick TipnesLinkedIn: Vick TipnesInstagram: @vicktipnesYou can also buy his new book, "Did You Sell Your Sell," on amazon here:
Taylor Brana and Jay recorded this episode in the beginning of 2020 and by listening in you are certainly in for a treat!Taylor Brana is a Resident Physician in the field of Psychiatry and since starting his medical career he has taken a deep interest in aiding in the processes of medicine, healthcare, and education. Taylor started a podcast called The Happy Doc which has allowed him to take a deep dive into learning what makes physicians fulfilled and how they can build success and joy in their lives. Taylor has learned from over 50 inspirational doctors (and keeps interviewing more)! A doctor's life can be tough, but Taylor truly believes it is possible to build a happy and fulfilled life as a health professional; Taylor's guests have shown him that.Taylor is now in the process of developing further innovations in the healthcare and medical space  to reduce friction and pain points that are currently involved with being a professional and student. Medicine is tremendously behind in the realms of technology and innovation. Having personal experiences in the struggles of everyday healthcare, Taylor has worked and led teams to create tools to enhance the experience. Taylor is the Co-Founder of MedFlashGo, who have created the first voice interactive Amazon Alexa Skill with a robust question bank that helps students study. Medical training is exhausting and leaves very little time for students to study and take care of themselves. Utilizing MedFlashGo, students can study more efficiently and enhance important associations during times where their hands are tied up or they want to rest their eyes. Examples include cooking, cleaning, lying down, lounging, walking, exercising, etc. Students who use this skill utilize an audio-verbal learning style to test themselves and retain more important information. This is also paired with the MedFlashGo podcast which is available for students to learn via audio. Taylor and his team continue to develop audio learning in areas of education in order to make learning accessible, inexpensive, and fun. It is his belief that with his teams they can educate the world and create a brighter and healthier society. Current developments include DentalFlashGo, SATFlashGo, MCATFlashGo, and SurgeryFlashGo. There is so much value in this episode and it is a MUST LISTEN to episode.Follow Taylor on all Social Mediums:Facebook: Taylor BranaLinked In: Taylor BranaInstagram: @Taylor_brana & @happydocpodcast & @medflashgo
In this episode Jay and John sit down virtually to discuss so many valuable things for businesses today.John discusses how he authored his book, Leaving Six Figures, which is now available on Amazon as a Best Seller.John also discusses his time with the Police Squad and what culture means to him in every facet of his life and career move he makes.Tune in and listen, you will not be disappointed!!
Jay and Jonathan sat down virtually on March 13th for their interview that is filled with insane business leadership value.Jonathan is the Senior Vice President of Hancock Mortgage partners and has been integral in what his company has strived for and continues to strive for.This is a must listen to episode and follow Jonathan on all mediums immediately!
In this episode, Jay sits down with Jeremy Ryan Slate and they really discuss what about podcasting makes people tick!It is a very engaging conversation with immense value from Jeremy and what it really takes to be someone of his caliber.This is a must-listen to episode!A little about Jeremy Ryan Slate:"26 Podcasts to be More Intelligent & Influential" (Ranked #1) - INC Magazine "Top 100 iTunes Podcast" (Ranked #78) "Top 26 Podcasts to Follow in 2018" (Ranked #2) - CIO Magazine "7 Millennial Influencers To Follow In 2018" (Ranked #2) - BuzzFeed "Top 25 Most Influencive Influencers of 2017" (Ranked # 6) - InfluenciveI have loved podcasting, its a truly life-changing medium. I've listened since about 2009, when it was still difficult to find the shows you loved.In 2015, I took the plunge and started the Create Your Own Life Podcast, it was life-changing and now I...👥 Speak on stages all over the world in front of hundreds of people ✔📺 Have been interviewed on prime-time television in NYC ✔🎙 Have conducted nearly 600 interviews with Billionaires, Founders, CEO's, Professional Athletes and Celebrities ✔📈 Have been downloaded well over 1 million times ✔🚀 Have been featured in Forbes (3x), INC (4x), CIO Magazine, Influencive, Buzzfeed and New Theory Magazine ✔🎧 Been featured as a guest on 200+ Podcasts, like EOFire & Conscious Millionaire ✔📣 With that success, came press and a brand that gave me a major platform.I took that platform and am helping others to become amazing podcast guests through my company: Command Your Brand Media.We use the Power of Podcasting™ to help business leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals, founders and CEO's share their story to connect with the audience and become the leaders in their niche.Are you ready to take command of your brand?► Learn More... www.CommandYourBrand.Media📅 Book a call -->☎ Let's Talk... 212-220-3953✉ Email Me... Jeremy@CommandYourBrandMedia.comListen / Subscribe to my Top 100 
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