Featured Interview with Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Stanier

Listen to this interview to learn:

  • The importance of structuring training that includes objectives for employee self-sufficiency
  • Understand what it means to great work vs. good work
  • Criteria for asking great questions
  • What effective coaching most resembles
  • How to overcome "hacking your own productivity systems"
  • When it makes sense NOT to coach as a manager 

Michael Bungay Stanier talks with Bill Ringle about practical ways to do more great work instead of only good work.


Author, Speaker, and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons

Toronto, Canada

Michael Stanier

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Author, Speaker, and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons

Bill Ringle

Business Growth Strategist, Author, and CEO Coach

Listen to this interview to learn:

  • The importance of structuring training that includes objectives for employee self-sufficiency
  • Understand what it means to great work vs. good work
  • Criteria for asking great questions
  • What effective coaching most resembles
  • How to overcome "hacking your own productivity systems"
  • When it makes sense NOT to coach as a manager 

Expert Bio

Michael Bungay Stanier is the Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. On the way to founding Box of Crayons ten years ago, Michael lived in Australia, England, the US and now Canada. As an innovation expert he helped invent new products and services, and as a change management consultant he supported companies as they evolved.

He’s written a number of books, the best known of which are Do More Great Work and the philanthropic project End Malaria; created a series of short internet videos, such as The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun; and designed a wide range of training programs that are being used around the world.

He was the first Canadian Coach of the Year and a Rhodes Scholar. An internationally acclaimed professional keynote speaker, Michael is a popular speaker at business and coaching conferences around the world, including International Coaching Federation conferences, the OD Network, the International Association of Facilitators, CSTD and SHRM. He’s also Thinker in Residence at Knowledge Blocks, a resource for readers of business books. He’s been the Creativity Coach for David Allen’s Getting Things Done online community.

For more information, visit Michael's website. 

Contact Info for Michael Bungay Stanier

Business Phone: 416-532-1322

Web address: BoxofCrayons.biz

Travels From: Toronto, Canada

Follow Michael: twitter

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Featured Interview with Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton

Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton

Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How they started their business by "burning their ship" 
  • A clever approach to expanding business within a client company
  • Understanding that each of us has a "relationship" with the word "no"
  • When it makes sense to celebrate a "no" to encourage positive behavior
  • Getting off the roller coaster of reactivity  

Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton talk with Bill Ringle about using the power of no to create the results you want in business and in life. 


Co-Founders of Courage Crafters and Bestselling Authors

Orlando, FL

Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton

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Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton

Co-Founders of Courage Crafters and Bestselling Authors

Bill Ringle

Business Growth Strategist, Author, and CEO Coach

Listen to this interview to learn:

  • How they started their business by "burning their ship" 
  • A clever approach to expanding business within a client company
  • Understanding that each of us has a "relationship" with the word "no"
  • When it makes sense to celebrate a "no" to encourage positive behavior
  • Getting off the roller coaster of reactivity

Expert Bio

Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton are the co-founders of Courage Crafters, Inc., through which they teach people how to reprogram the way they think about the word NO, and to fail their way to success. They have brought their message to many organizations over the last 15 years, including American Express, Kodak, Pep Boys, Harry & David, and more.

Richard’s background includes working in Distribution Sales for Disney and as Training Director for Hart, Schaffner & Marx and LensCrafters. Andrea originally wanted to work with George Lucas, but after getting rejected (she was 8 years old) she went on to build a career in sales and management at LensCrafters, where was was the youngest General Manager in company history.

Together Richard and Andrea have written four books, the most popular of which is Go for No!, which has been on #1 on Amazon's 'Sales & Selling' Best Seller list and has remained in the top 20 for the last two years. Their articles have been published in Success Magazine and hundreds of online and offline journals. They are members of the National Speakers Association and the Direct Selling Association U.K.

For more information, visit Andrea and Richard's website

Contact Info for Andrea Waltz and Richard Fenton

Business Phone: 800-290-5028

Web address: GoForNo.com

Travel From: Orlando, FL

Follow Andrea: twitter

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