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Author: Jordan Yates

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Does the fear of failing keep you from trying new things or simply just have you stuck overthinking without taking action? You know that hindsight is 20/20, but maybe you're too afraid of the mistakes you have to make to gain that perspective. If this is you, then accompany your Fearless Failure of a host, Jordan Yates the young engineer, as she goes through the trial and ERRORS of many relatable situations and shares her failures, fixes, and above all lessons learned. Keep up with her on a weekly basis and she'll fail so you don't have to. 
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Hank Pruim, a master electrician, shares his career journey and experiences in the electrical industry. He discusses his early education in shop classes and how he became an apprentice electrician. Hank also talks about the importance of trade schools and the benefits of hands-on learning. He shares near-death experiences he had while working with electricity and emphasizes the need for caution and respect when working with high voltages. Hank also introduces the concept of the Junior Board o...
Robert Derringer, Manager for Distribution Strategy at Crouzet, shares his unusual career path and the lessons he learned along the way. He reflects on his early years as an aggressive and self-confident individual, driven by insecurity and a desire to prove himself. Through introspection and exposure to different philosophies and religions, Robert began to question his behavior and strive for personal growth. He emphasizes the importance of emotional intelligence, adaptability, and critical ...
In this episode, Jordan Yates interviews Daniel Kröpfl from TeleControls. They discuss Daniel's experience in business abroad and the challenges of communicating ideas effectively. Daniel shares his journey of opening a TeleControls subsidiary in the US and the differences in engineering mindset between Europe and the US. They also talk about the importance of purpose and acceptance when pitching ideas to a company. Daniel offers advice on sharing undeveloped ideas and building a team. The ep...
In this episode, Jordan Yates and Jacob Sanchez discuss how to sell yourself to companies and understand your professional worth. They emphasize the importance of networking, asking questions during interviews, and showcasing your unique skills and experiences. They also provide tips for building confidence and putting yourself out there, whether online or in-person. The conversation highlights the significance of self-love and mental health in the job search process. Overall, the episode off...
In this episode, Jordan Yates interviews Sean Walters, the general manager of CAPTRON North America. They discuss Sean's early days at CAPTRON, focusing on brand awareness challenges and establishing a strong brand presence in Europe and North America. Sean shares his journey of leaving CAPTRON for a new opportunity, only to return after realizing the importance of supportive culture and leadership.Sean emphasizes the value of failing fast, the importance of asking the right questions in inte...
Paths To Success

Paths To Success

2024-02-2331:29

In this episode, host Jordan Yates interviews David Turner, owner of Process and automation specialists, about the importance of trying out different career paths and gaining experience. David shares his own experience of working in the restaurant industry and exploring various job roles in engineering. He emphasizes the value of developing communication and sales skills, as well as the importance of networking and building relationships. David also discusses the challenges and rewards of run...
Art Meets Engineering

Art Meets Engineering

2024-02-1627:43

Join us for a riveting episode with Chioma Aso, the force behind STEAMDivas, as she delves into her groundbreaking work in electrical engineering and her commitment to diversifying STEM fields. This episode not only uncovers Chioma's journey of innovation across Space, Gaming, and Manufacturing sectors but also shines a light on her role as an author and advocate. Key insights include:Chioma's extensive background in Electrical, Software, Robotics, and Test Engineering, with advanced degrees ...
In this episode, host Jordan Yates is joined by guest Ryan Wicklum to discuss his transition to sales and the importance of building relationships. Ryan shares his background in the automotive industry and how he discovered his passion for sales. They also explore the balance between commercial and technical aspects in supply chain and the significance of mutually beneficial negotiations. The conversation then shifts to the challenges of traveling for work while maintaining a family life, and...
Creative B2B Marketing

Creative B2B Marketing

2024-02-0234:36

In this episode, Jordan Yates interviews Cathy Rinne and Lauren Van De Mark, the mother-daughter duo behind FlexLine Automation. They discuss their unique branding as the Conveyor Cougar and Conveyor Kitten, and how it has helped them gain recognition on platforms like TikTok. They also talk about the importance of authenticity and fun in marketing, and how small businesses can leverage creativity to stand out. The conversation highlights the balance between professionalism and entertainment,...
In this episode, host Jordan Yates is joined by Meaghan Ziemba from @MavensofManufacturing to discuss the importance of maintaining authenticity in a world where everyone is on camera. They explore the challenges of balancing personal life and business, particularly during difficult times. Meaghan shares her experiences of going through a divorce and how she has been open and honest with her clients about her personal struggles. They also discuss the power of coaching and me...
When Vanessa Loiola walked into the world of industrial engineering and automation, she carried with her a dream kindled by the cinematic flair of Iron Man and a vibrant splash of pink, defying industry norms. Our latest episode invites you into Vanessa's remarkable journey: from her early days in Brazil, through her transformative experiences in Ireland, to the founding of her company, Valoy Automation. Prepare to be inspired by her candid tales of overcoming fears and the trials of entrepre...
Get ready to turn your failures into your most valuable assets with Jacky Fischer, the art-major-turned-CEO of Three Men Movers, who joins us to share how missteps can be the foundation of exponential growth. Jackie's unconventional path to leading a multi-million dollar business proves that success isn't a straight line but rather a squiggly one filled with lessons learned from when things don't go as planned. In our engaging discussion, we tackle the Growth Paradox, the pitfalls of reactive...
In this episode, host Jordan Yates interviews Grant Clements, a headhunter for industrial companies. They discuss the recruitment process, the difference between headhunting and talent acquisition, and the importance of transparency and soft skills in interviews. Grant shares his experience with scammers and offers advice on making professional connections and standing out in interviews. He also emphasizes the significance of investing time and being open to opportunities. The episode conclud...
Mitch Lawrence shares his journey from being a game warden to transitioning into a completely different career path. He initially pursued his dream job as a wildlife officer but realized that the demanding schedule was taking a toll on his family life. After quitting his job, he took on various roles, including working as an auto mechanic then a leader at the YMCA. Eventually, he found a position in channel sales at ePlan, where he could utilize his skills in building relationships and ...
In this episode, Jordan Yates interviews Adam Kimmel, an engineer turned technical marketer, about the challenges of communicating technical ideas to non-technical audiences. They discuss the gap between marketing and engineering in the industrial high-tech industry and the importance of bridging that gap through effective communication. Adam shares his experience of transitioning from engineering to marketing and the frustration he faced in trying to communicate technical ideas to non-techni...
In this episode, host Jordan Yates interviews Amanda Johnson, a content creator and marketer in the industrial space. Amanda shares her journey from starting in the manufacturing industry to transitioning into a marketing role. She discusses the challenges of talking about technical topics on camera and how she prepares for her videos. Amanda emphasizes the value of video content in today's fast-paced world and the impact it can have on potential customers. She also shares her experiences wit...
In this episode, Jordan interviews Niamh Field, a marketing professional with experience in the industrial industry. Niamh shares her journey of moving to the United States at a young age and adjusting to a new culture. She discusses her college experience and how she discovered her passion for marketing. Niamh also talks about working in the industrial industry and the unique challenges and opportunities it presents. She shares her insights on marketing styles in the industry and offers advi...
Ever been bewildered with finance jargons that seem to pile up every day? How about the ever complex conundrum of managing finances in a relationship, or the murky waters of navigating through financial crises? We got all these covered and more in our conversation with Chris Manske, a seasoned financial planner with an impressive 20-year run in the industry. A West Point graduate, Chris brings a unique perspective to financial planning, where discipline and strategy are key players.In our enl...
Are you ready to turn your business writing from daunting to daring? I invite you on a captivating journey with Jack Appelman, founder of Successful Business Writing, where we unlock the hidden potential of effective business communication. Jack's fascinating transition from journalist to professor to business writing teacher illuminates the significance of simplicity, clarity, and vulnerability in achieving stellar results. We take a deep dive into the evolution of writing standards, remindi...
Mike Franz on Failing For You here to tell us about his journey as an entrepreneur and how he has leaned on his network to get where he is today. We also chat about AI and its place in marketing! Connect with Mike: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikefranz1/iNSUPPLi: https://www.linkedin.com/company/insuppli/ManufacturingPower: https://www.linkedin.com/company/manufacturingpower.com/ Support the Show.Show Merch:https://jordanyatesmarketing.com/jordans-fun-merch/failing-for-you-merchWork With Me:h...
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