6 Degrees or Less

6 Degrees or Less

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These conversations are all about the art and the power of networking. It’s connected to the idea that every single one of us is no more than six degrees from being connected to one another. The connections we make and the relationships we build make us the incredible people we are today and that we will become tomorrow. This is a collection of lessons learned by people from different backgrounds and on different journeys. This conversation is for those who want to improve their networking skills and cultivate more meaningful professional relationships. Networking = Relationshiping


17: A Conversation with Jim Priest
Nov 7 • 42 min
Jim Priest is a great example of why I created this podcast and why I have such a passion for networking (i.e. relationshiping). I first met Jim about two months ago, as he was the guest speaker at the Oklahoma City Human Resources Society (OCHRS) chapter…
16: A Conversation with Jackie Chabot
Oct 21 • 43 min
I met Jackie Chabot years ago and we’ve stayed connected across time, different roles (for both of us) and space. Tune in as we talk about hot topics like ageism, VSCO girls, college football and staying relevant as a job-seeker. This is a fun…
15: Unplugged with Kristen Harcourt
Sep 24 • 38 min
I recently connected with Kristen on LinkedIn and we both share the same passion for people, for learning and for empowering others. A virtual “coffee meeting” led to an invitation to be on my podcast, which in turn, led to this conversation here. I’m…
14: Unplugged with Satyen Pathak
Sep 11 • 48 min
Satyen Pathak (aka Salt) is my oldest and dearest friend, as we grew up together in Sugar Land, Texas and lived through many of life’s highs and lows together. When we both found ourselves living in Dallas and going through the job search process together…
13: A Conversation with Timothy Wheeler
Aug 26 • 38 min
I sat down recently with Timothy Wheeler, President and CEO of Wheeler Staffing Partners, a staffing firm based in Allen, Texas. We talked about how we got connected, shared stories about networking, and the importance of leveraging tools like LinkedIn as…
12: Unplugged with Gregory Tall
Aug 12 • 53 min
I recently met Gregory Tall at a conference I was attending in Chicago. He was one of several speakers and I was instantly drawn to his high energy, positive personality. With several shared work experiences and a shared appreciation for networking and…
11: A Conversation with David Alexander
Jul 29 • 37 min
I consider myself fortunate to have a friend and mentor in David Alexander. Our relationship has spanned nearly 15 years, starting in Seattle, Washington and landed in the DFW area. I value his wisdom, his experience and his calming presence. David and I…
10: Unplugged with Jordan Gross
Jul 15 • 46 min
Jordan Gross is a new connection of mine and this conversation is a testament to the power or relationshiping and being open to saying, “yes”. Jordan recently approached me on LinkedIn, inviting me to connect and sharing his quest to be on 90 podcasts in…
9: A Conversation with Ed Wallace
Jul 1 • 52 min
I recently spent some dedicated time with Ed Wallace as we’re partnering to create a leadership development program at Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. that will create “cultural ambassadors” within the organization who embody the “1KS” mindset and develop…
8: A Conversation with Alex Ju
Jun 19 • 35 min
I sat down with Alex Ju just weeks away from his graduation from the University of Texas at Austin to talk about networking, relationshiping, the job search process for a graduating senior, and how he managed to juggle multiple priorities during his time…
7: Unplugged with Marcos Efron
May 20 • 31 min
Marcos and I have been friends since Fall 1993, when we were both attending the University of Texas and going through the Maverick program (www.texaswranglers.org) together. Despite time and space, we’ve managed to stay closely connected over the years…
6: A Conversation with Del Keffer
Apr 8 • 39 min
I sat down with Del Keffer, a Columbus, Ohio native and 40 year veteran of durable goods distribution to talk about relationshiping, the power of listening and investing in others, and our shared interest and commitment to making Kirby-Smith Machinery,…
5: A Conversation with Brandy Schade
Mar 25 • 31 min
Tune into my conversation with Brandy Schade as we talk about #relationshiping, #strengthsfinder and how one size does NOT fit all when it comes to #networking and building meaningful relationships. Brandy Schade is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach who…
4: A Conversation with Sean Self
Mar 11 • 35 min
Be sure to tune into my conversation with Sean Self, Founder and CEO of Self Opportunity, a recruitment solutions company based in Lewisville, TX. I had the pleasure of working with Sean years ago (as a client) and we established a relationship of trust…
3: A Conversation with Jan Watson
Feb 25 • 43 min
Tune into my conversation with Jan Watson, Founder and CEO of Better Job Fit, Inc., as we talk about #networking, #relationshiping, finding a job versus creating a job, behavioral diversity, what it means to “play it small”, and so much more!…
2: A Conversation with Bruce Waller
Feb 18 • 33 min
Take a ride with Bruce Waller and I in the “carpool lane”! In this episode, we talk about networking, vulnerability, the importance of showing up, three different types of networks (external, internal and social), and Bruce’s book, “Find Your Lane”. Tune…
1: A Conversation with Mike Caracalas
Feb 3 • 34 min
Mike Caracalas is a friend, former boss, leadership coach and author. I sat down with Mike to talk about the importance of networking, pivotal networking moments in his career, and lessons learned along the way. Join us for a real, honest conversation…
6 Degrees or Less Trailer
Jan 30 • 7 min
This is a trailer for my new podcast, 6 Degrees or Less, which is focused on the art and power of networking.