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Hello Tech Pros, What Products & Businesses Are You Building?

Hello Tech Pros is a podcast that explores the opportunities, challenges and anxieties that technical professionals and techpreneurs face when building their career, building their products and building their business. This show is about the people behind technology and the mindsets and skill sets they developed that led to their success. The show's host, Chad Bostick, is a 20 year veteran of the software development industry both as a practitioner and as a manager at companies like iBEAM Broadcasting, Devon Energy, Zynga and Fanduel. Chad is also an advocate for the awareness of Social Anxiety Disorder in the tech industry. His own battle in overcoming social anxieties led him to get the girl, lead the teams and launch a very successful podcast where he has interviewed over 250 guests.
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Apr 22, 2016

The best time to develop a business relationship is well before the critical point that you need it. Chris Britton gets to know his vendors, partners and consultants over lunches and meetings in a low-stress environment. When crunch time comes and he needs to solve a critical business problem late at night or over the weekend, Chris' relationship investments pay off dividends.

Chris Britton leads the vendor management team for a top insurance carrier where he’s worked in the industry for the past 17 years. He currently lives in Austin TX.

 

Key Takeaways

  • It's all about developing relationships so that you can understand people's problems and better solve them
  • Do your homework on  the person you're meeting with
  • Develop relationships prior to an emergency
  • Be aware of your surroundings to learn a new team's culture
  • When you're meeting a group, pay attention to how they are treating each other to learn their intra-dynamics
  • Respect other organization's cultures
  • Be true to yourself and others and how you treat them

This episode is sponsored by: Hello Tech Pros. Want to be a guest on the show? Chad Bostick here, and I’m helping professionals who work with technology build a personal brand and get connected to an audience of thousands of technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors. Download my cheat-sheet of interview questions and apply to be a guest today by texting HELLOPODCAST to 44222 or visiting hellotechpros.com/guest

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 21, 2016

Over his head on a project with tight deadlines and technology he didn't understand, Grant Vinson found himself in a vegetated state and discouraged. Today he's excited when presented with a challenge because it means it will make him a stronger developer. In this episode we talk Grunt, SASS, Node.js, Laravel, CSS compatibility issues and virtual reality.

Grant Vinson is a frontend web developer who mainly focuses on UX and UI. He is currently working on his first conference pitch and will be launching a new coworking space management app named Dovetail.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/grant-vinson-technology/

Key Takeaways

  • There are multiple solutions to every problem
  • Be resilient and learn how to Google
  • What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Resources Mentioned

This episode is sponsored by: Hello Tech Pros. Want to be a guest on the show? Chad Bostick here, and I’m helping professionals who work with technology build a personal brand and get connected to an audience of thousands of technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors. Download my cheat-sheet of interview questions and apply to be a guest today by texting HELLOPODCAST to 44222 or visiting hellotechpros.com/guest

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 20, 2016

Getting the vision right and effectively communicating that vision to the team is tough to get right. Tyler Thompson has seen both good and bad examples in nearly two decades of video game development. Though this experience he's learned that as a leader, you are responsible for a lot of people's overall happiness. With that responsibility in mind, Tyler and his cofounders have put together a team and are currently developing a new video game.

For 19 years Tyler Thompson has been helping craft games than entertain millions of people. He’s been lucky enough to work on big titles in both small startups and large studios, including Diablo 2, Diablo 3, Hellgate: London, The Sims 4, SimCity, a new Maxis IP and Battle.net.

This episode sponsored by Audible. Get a free 30 day trial and a free audio book at HelloTechBook.com.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/tyler-thompson-leadership/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 19, 2016

Working really, really hard and not getting anywhere... sound familiar? As a software development manager, Edward Fry struggled with rapidly changing business needs that resulted in meeting overload. Too much time in meetings meant that his day-to-day programming tasks were not getting finished. After stepping back and looking at the situation, he discovered that he could take control of the situation by managing the flood of meetings and emails.

Edward Fry advises enterprises on ways to streamline their software development to drive business results. He has been working with IT for over 20 years and has been passionate about technology all his life. Edward lives in Oklahoma City with his wife, Linda, and 3 children.

This episode is sponsored by: Hello Tech Pros. Want to be a guest on the show? Chad Bostick here, and I’m helping professionals who work with technology build a personal brand and get connected to an audience of thousands of technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors. Download my cheat-sheet of interview questions and apply to be a guest today by texting HELLOPODCAST to 44222 or visiting hellotechpros.com/guest

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/edward-fry-productivity/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 18, 2016

Song Hee Kang landed in a case of senioritis during her final year of college and had to set a stretch goal in order to push herself to success. Now she uses the same techniques to stay motivated at work and during exercise.

Song Hee Kang is a national recruiter at DAVRON Staffing Inc who focuses on Engineering, Architecture Construction and IT industries.

This episode of Hello Tech Pros is sponsored by… ME, Chad Bostick. As an enterprise IT leader I’ve gotten the opportunity to solve a number of different business problems including field worker productivity, back-office process efficiencies, enterprise system integrations, big data analysis, resource management, and IT complexity reduction. Each project comes with it’s own unique challenge whether it be distributed teams, change management, stakeholder buy-in, availability of subject matter experts or just getting one technology to play nice with others.

Let me know what business problem is keeping you up at night, and how you’d like me to help. Go to chadbostick.com and click the CONTACT button, or text HELLOCHAD to 44222.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/song-hee-kang-motivation/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 17, 2016

While dealing with PCI compliance issues with EMV in point of sales systems, Robert faced health issues due to stress. Taking his wife's suggestion, Robert sold most of his possessions and bought 20 acres and a 336 square foot micro cabin and shares the property with 2 horses and 9 dogs. There Robert enjoys relaxing and hitting golfballs across the open range

Robert Wilkins III is a disruptive cloud & mobile technology strategist for the biggest casino in the world. He is DevOps advocate, and farmer.

This episode of Hello Tech Pros is sponsored by… ME, Chad Bostick. As an enterprise IT leader I’ve gotten the opportunity to solve a number of different business problems including field worker productivity, back-office process efficiencies, enterprise system integrations, big data analysis, resource management, and IT complexity reduction. Each project comes with it’s own unique challenge whether it be distributed teams, change management, stakeholder buy-in, availability of subject matter experts or just getting one technology to play nice with others.

Let me know what business problem is keeping you up at night, and how you’d like me to help. Go to chadbostick.com and click the CONTACT button, or text HELLOCHAD to 44222.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/robert-wilkins-unplugged/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 16, 2016

Brad Thomas is using his experience in the technology services industry to build a new business in the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) subcontracting and service space. He believes that every industry can benefit from a higher level of customer experience than traditionally provided and aims to provide that first-class level of service to consumers in need of air conditioning, plumbing and mechanical work.

Brad Thomas has over 20 years experience leading technical teams at United Advertising, Professional Technologies International, Webcasts.com, iBEAM Broadcasting, Williams Communications, Perimeter Technology Center, TierPoint and Bob Moore Auto Group. He is currently the President and CEO of Fortis Capital LLC.

This episode of Hello Tech Pros is sponsored by… ME, Chad Bostick. As an enterprise IT leader I’ve gotten the opportunity to solve a number of different business problems including field worker productivity, back-office process efficiencies, enterprise system integrations, big data analysis, resource management, and IT complexity reduction. Each project comes with it’s own unique challenge whether it be distributed teams, change management, stakeholder buy-in, availability of subject matter experts or just getting one technology to play nice with others.

Let me know what business problem is keeping you up at night, and how you’d like me to help. Go to chadbostick.com and click the CONTACT button, or text HELLOCHAD to 44222.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/brad-thomas-entrepreneurship/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 15, 2016

After a merger with another company, James Wilson was given the choice to change to a new role in the organization or leave. He accepted the opportunity but was not prepared for the culture change he was about to face: suddenly he felt like the new kid on the playground and no one wanted him around. What would you do if your colleague said, "We don't know what you're doing here. We think you're crap and you put out crap work. We don't know why you're still trying to make it here."

James Wilson has been working in the medical software and billing industry for 10 years and currently manages a team that handles the data and electronic claims transmissions for one of the leading prosthetics and orthotics providers in the country.

This episode of Hello Tech Pros is sponsored by… ME, Chad Bostick. As an enterprise IT leader I’ve gotten the opportunity to solve a number of different business problems including field worker productivity, back-office process efficiencies, enterprise system integrations, big data analysis, resource management, and IT complexity reduction. Each project comes with it’s own unique challenge whether it be distributed teams, change management, stakeholder buy-in, availability of subject matter experts or just getting one technology to play nice with others.

Let me know what business problem is keeping you up at night, and how you’d like me to help. Go to chadbostick.com and click the CONTACT button, or text HELLOCHAD to 44222.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/james-wilson-people/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 14, 2016

Denver Brown discusses the challenge with user interfaces on early sound mixing software, the benefits of social networking platform LinkedIn and the future of IoT including with the Nest thermostat, smart grids and wearables.

Denver Brown is a Sr Account Executive at Calance, providing IT design, implementation, operation and talent services for enterprise customers enabling transformations to new technologies such as cloud and mobile.

This episode of Hello Tech Pros is sponsored by… ME, Chad Bostick. As an enterprise IT leader I’ve gotten the opportunity to solve a number of different business problems including field worker productivity, back-office process efficiencies, enterprise system integrations, big data analysis, resource management, and IT complexity reduction. Each project comes with it’s own unique challenge whether it be distributed teams, change management, stakeholder buy-in, availability of subject matter experts or just getting one technology to play nice with others.

Let me know what business problem is keeping you up at night, and how you’d like me to help. Go to chadbostick.com and click the CONTACT button, or text HELLOCHAD to 44222.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/denver-brown-technology/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 13, 2016

Have you ever had a boss that acted like they wanted to hear your thoughts and opinions yet consistently ignored the feedback? Sarah Baca advises leaders to think of themselves more of a coach than a boss. Be curious and ask questions. She believes issues will work out if you know what questions to ask to bring the details to transparency.

Sarah Baca is an Agile Coach at The Topps Company, where she works as a servant leader for their software development team. She is passionate about creating workplaces where people love their work, and has been working to grow resilient teams for over a decade. She specializes in creating workshop-style training for teams who want to be more agile, courageous, and resilient.

This episode of Hello Tech Pros is sponsored by… ME, Chad Bostick. As an enterprise IT leader I’ve gotten the opportunity to solve a number of different business problems including field worker productivity, back-office process efficiencies, enterprise system integrations, big data analysis, resource management, and IT complexity reduction. Each project comes with it’s own unique challenge whether it be distributed teams, change management, stakeholder buy-in, availability of subject matter experts or just getting one technology to play nice with others.

Let me know what business problem is keeping you up at night, and how you’d like me to help. Go to chadbostick.com and click the CONTACT button, or text HELLOCHAD to 44222.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/sarah-baca-leadership/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 12, 2016

In an intern position, Alan was faced with an uninspiring role and a deadline that extended many years past his internship. After fighting procrastination and low levels of productivity throughout the internship, Alan realized he needed to find roles which aligned to his level of interest and social needs.

Alan LePera is a geophysicist with interests in the application of seismic visualization and interpretation for hydrocarbon exploration and development using geophysical tools and methods for in situ remediation efforts. He enjoys camping bowling horror movies and video games.

This episode of Hello Tech Pros is sponsored by… ME, Chad Bostick. As an enterprise IT leader I’ve gotten the opportunity to solve a number of different business problems including field worker productivity, back-office process efficiencies, enterprise system integrations, big data analysis, resource management, and IT complexity reduction. Each project comes with it’s own unique challenge whether it be distributed teams, change management, stakeholder buy-in, availability of subject matter experts or just getting one technology to play nice with others.

Let me know what business problem is keeping you up at night, and how you’d like me to help. Go to chadbostick.com and click the CONTACT button, or text HELLOCHAD to 44222.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/alan-lepera-productivity/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 11, 2016

Mike Potter received eye opening feedback during a 360 performance review that made him question whether or not he wanted to stay in leadership. After a month of executive coaching, he realized that he needed to take the same approach to help his team as he did his clients, by asking two questions:

What's holding them back from being the best they can be?
What can I do to help them out with that?

Mike Potter is a results-oriented IT Executive with a track record of success in developing and executing strategies that align to the value chain of the business.

This episode of Hello Tech Pros is sponsored by… ME, Chad Bostick. As an enterprise IT leader I’ve gotten the opportunity to solve a number of different business problems including field worker productivity, back-office process efficiencies, enterprise system integrations, big data analysis, resource management, and IT complexity reduction. Each project comes with it’s own unique challenge whether it be distributed teams, change management, stakeholder buy-in, availability of subject matter experts or just getting one technology to play nice with others.

Let me know what business problem is keeping you up at night, and how you’d like me to help. Go to chadbostick.com and click the CONTACT button, or text HELLOCHAD to 44222.

Get a free audio book and 30-day trial from Audible at HelloTechBook.com.

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/mike-potter-motivation/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 10, 2016

Stephen Taylor spends time every single day focusing on fun things as well as work things. But even the fun things can turn into a routine. That's why he aims to "invest inspired" in new experiences whether that is helping people unlock their true potential, traveling to a new area, snowboarding down a new mountain or picking up a new language. His goal is to give back to the community by creating jobs, education and a sustainable food source for underprivileged communities by starting an aquaponics center.

Stephen Taylor is a business technology leader who has been managing IT Infrastructure, Applications and Software Development for over 15 years. He has been in senior management at multiple Fortune 500 companies and ran his own startup.

This episode is sponsored by: Hello Tech Pros. Want to be a guest on the show? Chad Bostick here, and I’m helping professionals who work with technology build a personal brand and get connected to an audience of thousands of technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors. Download my cheat-sheet of interview questions and apply to be a guest today by texting HELLOPODCAST to 44222 or visiting hellotechpros.com/guest

And by Audible. Sign up for your free 30 day trial and a free audiobook at HelloTechBook.com

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/stephen-taylor-unplugged/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

 

Apr 9, 2016

Stan Weed is a former corporate software developer who left big business to build a lakefront lifestyle. His business ventures include photography, computer repair and website design. In this episode Stan discusses why he cashed out, how he found customers in a tiny community (population 1300) and why retiree's are an underserved market.

This episode is sponsored by: Hello Tech Pros. Want to be a guest on the show? Chad Bostick here, and I’m helping professionals who work with technology build a personal brand and get connected to an audience of thousands of technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors. Download my cheat-sheet of interview questions and apply to be a guest today by texting HELLOPODCAST to 44222 or visiting hellotechpros.com/guest

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/stan-weed-entrepreneurship/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 8, 2016

When the SharePoint systems are in trouble, Marrell Sanders uses late-night firefighting sessions to build camaraderie with colleagues and promote a healthy dose of fun. In this episode we talk about the leader who taught him to express himself at work while having fun, how he deals with communication differences with offshore workers and when to invite a coworker into your personal social media circle.

Marrell Sanders is a fun loving, technology enthusiast, musician, people person. As a technology speaker, minister and family man he loves seeing people's faces light up when they reach that "Ah Ha" moment. He's a self proclaimed backyard bbq aficionado, who enjoys small groups, but tries avoid getting lost in the crowd.

Show notes at hellotechpros.com/marrell-sanders-people/

This episode is sponsored by Hello Tech Pros. Want to be a guest on the show? Chad Bostick here, and I’m helping professionals who work with technology build a personal brand and get connected to an audience of thousands of technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors. Download my cheat-sheet of interview questions and apply to be a guest today by texting HELLOPODCAST to 44222 or visiting hellotechpros.com/guest

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 7, 2016

Quinton Crenshaw recalls a complexity reduction project that took 5 years off his life, discusses how the Suryl Nexus software platform provides work order management to small and medium businesses and envisions a near-future where heads-up-display wearables will provide ways for field service employees to innovate and increase productivity.

Quinton Crenshaw is an experienced leader who enjoys using technology to provide IT service breakthroughs for companies. He is the COO of Suryl Services, where he works with friends to bring new thinking and technology to old problems.

This episode is sponsored by: Hello Tech Pros. Want to be a guest on the show? Chad Bostick here, and I’m helping professionals who work with technology build a personal brand and get connected to an audience of thousands of technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors. Download my cheat-sheet of interview questions and apply to be a guest today by texting HELLOPODCAST to 44222 or visiting hellotechpros.com/guest

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/quinton-crenshaw-technology/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 6, 2016

While an airman in the U.S. Air Force, Jake Schilling witnessed both positive and negative leadership styles. Today he brings those lessons learned to the teams he serves, while encouraging others to find their own leadership style.

Jake Schilling is an innovative and forward-thinking leader with a wide array of experience in relationship management, negotiation, strategic planning and project management. He is a United States Air Force veteran and has experience in the energy and engineering industries. He is currently an IT Manager and Senior Strategist at the University of Oklahoma.

This episode is sponsored by: Hello Tech Pros. Want to be a guest on the show? Chad Bostick here, and I’m helping professionals who work with technology build a personal brand and get connected to an audience of thousands of technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors. Download my cheat-sheet of interview questions and apply to be a guest today by texting HELLOPODCAST to 44222 or visiting hellotechpros.com/guest

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/jake-schilling-leadership/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 5, 2016

Assigned to a team that was over staffed, under utilized and without clear direction, Jeff and his peers struggled with productivity on a $1 million project. Things turned around when he decomposed the 100 page requirements document into a list of measurable tasks and reduced the team size. Jeff convinced the stakeholders to trim the project from 25 different people across many roles to 4 team members: two full stack software developers, one data analyst and one business analyst / subject matter expert.

Jeff Maxwell is an application architect with experience in Fortune 100 corporations, a longtime software developer and lifelong Oklahoma State Cowboy alumnus.

This episode is sponsored by: Hello Tech Pros. Want to be a guest on the show? Chad Bostick here, and I’m helping professionals who work with technology build a personal brand and get connected to an audience of thousands of technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors. Download my cheat-sheet of interview questions and apply to be a guest today by texting HELLOPODCAST to 44222 or visiting hellotechpros.com/guest

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/jeff-maxwell-productivity/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 4, 2016

After a death in the family, finding out his grandfather had terminal cancer and a busted vacation, Nathan developed a sense of anger and resentment at life in general which manifested itself at work. After seeking the advice with a counselor and proactively having a discussion with his boss, Nathan was able to create a new role in the organization that fired him back up again.

Nathan Johns has more than twenty years of experience with an emphasis on Business Strategy and Product Management at large tech sector corporations like Creative Labs and Dell. He has managed eighteen product lines including designing go-to-market strategies, overseeing product transitions, and identifying opportunities to improve gross margin and unit growth. Nathan also has more than six years’ experience as a professional wedding and portrait photographer and regularly mentors others both personally and professionally.

This episode is sponsored by: Hello Tech Pros. Want to be a guest on the show? Chad Bostick here, and I’m helping professionals who work with technology build a personal brand and get connected to an audience of thousands of technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors. Download my cheat-sheet of interview questions and apply to be a guest today by texting HELLOPODCAST to 44222 or visiting hellotechpros.com/guest

Show notes at http://hellotechpros.com/nathan-johns-motivation/

Hello Tech Pros is the daily podcast that interviews business professionals who work with technology and discuss Motivation, Productivity, Leadership, Technology, People, Entrepreneurship and Being Unplugged.

Apr 4, 2016

My name is Chad Bostick and I'm excited to introduce myself and the Hello Tech Pros podcast.

The favorite part of my career in software development has always been the people that I've met and from which I've learned.

In this podcast, I meet daily with professionals who get the job done using technology. We discuss motivation, productivity, leadership, tech, people, entrepreneurship and getting unplugged.

Start with the "Best Of" episodes at hellotechpros.com/start

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