Episode 109 – Link Christin – Workplace Substance Abuse

Link Christin joins host Craig Price to discuss workplace substance abuse. Dealing with the workplace substance abuse of a co-worker is never easy. What is appropriate, when is it crossing the line from professional to personal, should you even get involved? Then there is the health and well being of the company as well. Is this person becoming less trustworthy, is their work slipping and hurting our clients? Link Christin comes to the podcast to discuss that and give a preview of his presentation (with co-presenter Jeffery Mangrum) “The Hero’s Journey: Timely Confrontation of Substance Abuse in Your Firm” they will deliver on Friday, November 1st at the Association of Legal Administrators Region 6 Conference in Reno, NV.
The two discuss how to approach the co-worker, how to bring it up to Human Resources, what kind of policies and programs should your company have in place to help and more importantly that a person in recovery is redeemable. This is a podcast no HR person should miss.
Link is the Adviser to Hazelden’s Legal Professionals Program in Center City, Minnesota and CEO of Heightened Performance LLC, a behavioral health consulting company for law firm and law schools. You can connect with him at schristin@hazelden.org
 

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Episode 108 – Gina Carr and Terry Brock – Klout

Gina Carr and Terry Brock (@GinaCarr and @TerryBrock on twitter) join host Craig Price to explain the ins and outs of Klout! The dynamic duo layout what Klout is, how it works and why it matters. Be it posting pics via instagram to connect to yourFaceBook and twitter accounts or retweeting and wikipedia page building, there are so many ways you can use raise your Klout score and leverage it for your business. Maybe you want to find out how Klout Perks work and if you should use them (Craig has cashed in on at least 2 really cool ones!) or you just want to use it as measuring stick on how you rank against your competition.  A high Klout score has become one of the most important business assets today. It can mean the difference between business success and failure. It can affect your job prospects, how your customer service complaints are handled, and whether you’re recognized as an expert in your industry. Regardless if you are using Klout or not, many of your customers are and this is podcast to listen to to start figuring it all out.
Gina is the Dean of the Social Buzz University where she hosts world-class business trainers at www.SocialBuzzTraining.com. Gina speaks and consults about influence marketing, social scoring, social media, online reputation management, and tribe building. Connect with Gina at www.GinaCarr.com
Terry is a Keynote Speaker who focuses on practical ways to implement social media principles like Klout with Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and other Networks. Connect with Terry at http://www.TerryBrock.com 
And most importantly go to Amazon.com and buy Klout Matters! today!
 
 

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Episode 107 – Allan Karl – World Travel

Allan Karl (@WorldRider on twitter) calls in to discuss his new book about world travel with host Craig Price. Allan has been everywhere…literally! He hopped onto his bike and saw the world. Along the way he blogged and took photos which led him to create a book about the whole thing. Called  “FORKS. A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection” the book highlights what Allan feels connects us all to each other, regardless of where you live: Food. Craig and Allen discuss why Allan decided to take his bike transcontinental, how he managed to avoid become incontinental and how breaking your leg in another country sounds just as bad as it sounds.Set a course for adventure. Your mind on a new romance…well, maybe not romance. Either way your in for a globe trotting treat.

Allan’s book project can be found at Kickstarter. It’s an around-the-world adventure with stunning photos, tasty recipes and inspiring stories all wrapped into a beautiful coffee table book! A great gift for anyone who want to see and taste the world (ok…that sounds weirder than it should).

You can learn more about the man himself (and maybe have him speak at an event) by going to http://www.AllanKarl.com

UPDATE: Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle. is now available on Amazon.com. Great work done by Allan and his team!

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Episode 106 – Karen Kirkpatrick – Healthcare Reform

Karen Kirkpatrick (@comply4success on twitter) joins host Craig Price to discuss healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act. With the ACA (or Obamacare for the the layperson) front and center in the news, causing government shutdowns and general confusion among the average American, it’s fortunate that last weekend’s Association of Legal Administration’s Region 4 Conference had Karen there to sort things out. Craig tries to figure out how companies are going to adjust, will the impact be that bad and what changes will hurt/help the most. Karen shows how compliance will be the most important part and that individuals looking for insurance need to shop around. Will Obamacare be another helpful government program or another example of government over-reach. That’s yet to be determined but lack of information should be an excuse. Head over to www.healthcare.gov to learn more about the new healthcare reforms.
Karen specializes in  HR and Benefit laws and her teaching style brings the legalese and government jargon to the audience in an easy/fun fashion. Her parent company Infinisource.com is always updating their newsroom with the latest information and updates http://newsroom.infinisource.com/

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Episode 105 – Jill Foer Hirsch – Breast Cancer Awareness

Jill Foer Hirsch (@JillFoerHirsch on Twitter)  joins host Craig Price to talk about her fight with breast cancer. Cancer can be a pretty intimidating word, never mind a topic for a whole book. But a book about dealing with cancer in a funny way? Impossible!! Not to Jill who’s book “When Good Boobs Turn Bad: A Mammoir” shows that having cancer doesn’t mean losing your sense of humor. Craig and Jill discuss dealing with friends and family who don’t know how to deal with you and your illness, how to find a good doctor, saying NO to a doctor, guilting your friends into laughing at your jokes and why hats can be a lifesaver. She also turns lemons into lemonade when she realized that a new boob job is just what the doctor ordered!
Full disclosure –  I did read and then write a blurb for her book:
“An amusing handbook for many navigating the scary terrain of cancer, the author offers a blueprint to settle the fears of treatment and recovery. With a fun, sassy perspective, this book is a real gift for anyone starting their fight and hoping they don’t have to take everything so seriously!” — Craig Price, author of Half a Glass: The Realist’s Guide
You can learn more about Jill at http://www.jillfoerhirsch.com/ and you can find her book at “When Good Boobs Turn Bad: A Mammoir” at Amazon.com

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