LIFT Speaks Ep 20 with Shane Bender: How to Exchange Stress and Chaos for Cash and Clarity in Your Business

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Shane Bender has a plethora of experience in the accounting world. As a CPA, he spent over 15 years in the corporate world and then moved to a digital startup company as their controller until they were acquired. He’s worked as a CFO for a variety of small businesses. He understands how to evaluate a business and forecast for a …

LIFT Speaks Ep 19 with Ponce Duran- Going from “Being Trained for Nothing” to an Award-Winning Communications Director and Digital Wizard

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When Ponce Duran III graduated from university, the 2008 recession had just hit in full force. Ponce felt blessed to get a job working for a Dallas Congressman, Pete Sessions.  One requirement of this job was to join seven Chambers.  Seven.  Ponce not only grew to love the work, he also rode the digital tidal wave, using a variety of …

LIFT Speaks Ep 18 with Erica Davis-Frimpong: Several Small Steps and One Giant Leap from Corporate World to Entrepreneur

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span> Erica Davis-Frimpong, owner/operator of Annie Admin, had her life planned, and it didn’t include running her own business.  However, after years in the big banking world, Erica took the leap and started her own business . . . and it’s flourishing. Thoughtful.  Energetic.  Driven.  Purposeful. Erica has found her pace and her place in the entrepreneurial world.  Learn from …

LIFT Speaks Episode 17 with Christina Cates: How to Build Lasting Community through Social Media

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Welcome to the LIFT Office and our seventeenth episode of LIFT Speaks, stories of what people do and their impact on the world. Today we are visiting with, Christina Cates, Community Manager at the LIFT Office. Christina finds great joy in creating community and connections that last through various social media outlets. She’s smart, has a big, generous laugh, and she loves to …

LIFT Speaks Episode 16 with Micah Buehler. The Secret to Taking Your Startup to Profitability with Micah Buehler

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 Welcome to the LIFT Office and our sixteenth episode of LIFT Speaks, stories of what people do and their impact on the world. This week we are visiting with Micah Buehler, who is an independent Fractional CFO.  Micah has worked in the corporate world and has spent the last several years finding joy in helping his clients succeed in …

Ep 15 How to Create Real Community on LinkedIn with Joe Crenshaw

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In my current position, I am responsible for. . . oversight of the sales channel, which includes direct sales, agent recruiting, strategic partnerships, and ISV Integration. The thing I enjoy most about my work is . . .  the culture and the people. We have a great team. The biggest surprise for me as a businessman is . . . …

Ep 14- Rapid-Fire Questions with Hannah Wells of XM Performance- Business Coaching

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Hannah Well’s works with XM Performance. She’s the “right-hand woman” for Ross Paterson, and Hannah’s the person who keeps  XMP running smoothly. I am just back from…Cancun, Mexico Inside my suitcase, you will always find…a book, I love to read. When it comes to packing, I’ve learned…you usually need less than you think, travel light! I will always return to…the …

Ep 13- Rapid-Fire Questions with Anna Price of TEAM- The Evangelical Alliance Mission

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Welcome to LIFT Speaks.  This week on LIFT Speaks, we are visiting with LIFT member, Anna Price, who works with TEAM-the Evangelical Alliance Mission.  We’ve invited Anna to be a part of our rapid-fire questions where you can learn tips and insights for personal and business growth. In my current position, I am responsible for . . . mobilizing people …

Ep 12: Steve Riach- One Heart: Using Film to Create Transformation in Lives and in Culture

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 Warning:  This story will bring tears to your eyes.  Steve Riach has been in the film industry creating stories for decades.  His current project, One Heart, is much more than a heartwarming story.  One Heart is a film and a project that is transforming lives – lives for generations. Based on a true story of a football game between …

Ep 11 Joey Kramer: Have you ever felt hopeless? Dr. Joey Kramer is Restoring Hope

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Dr. Joey Kramer didn’t wake up one morning and decide to be a chiropractor.  He went on a discovery journey to find his passion. In this journey, he has used the difficult places in life to grow personally and to find a way to help and heal his patients.  A man with a generous heart, Joey serves those who have …