Executive Coach

Episode 162 – bringing the leading edge to your people

By on Feb 5, 2018 in Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Education, Executive Coach, Lead by Action, Leadership, Move, Ownership, Passion, Podcast | 0 comments

We continue discussing the move fundamental in PureReinvention with our February co-host, Shari Milliken, finance director with Michigan Municipal League. Mike and Shari discuss executive development and the importance of listening.   QUOTE IT   “You have to continue to better yourself.” (1:42)   “Bringing the leading edge to your people.”...

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Episode 087 – Jordan Skole – Removing the noise to simplify lives

Episode 087 – Jordan Skole – Removing the noise to simplify lives

By on Aug 15, 2016 in Change, Connect, Detroit, Disruption, Executive Coach, Failure, Move, Navigator, Networking, Passion, Podcast, Professional Development, Reinvention, Risk, Simplify | 0 comments

  Listen to episode 087 http://traffic.libsyn.com/purereinvention/Ep_087_Jordan_Skole_Final.mp3   Jordan Skole is a marketing automation consultant and has had a great deal of experience in helping clients simplify their lives through asking the right questions. In this episode Mike talks with Jordan about his recent work with The Iron Yard’s Detroit...

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The Risk

The Risk

By on Feb 24, 2016 in Blog, Executive Coach, Leadership, Navigator, Reinvention, Risk | 0 comments

I’ve always been curious about why things happen the way they do. Typically, I have many more questions than answers. Through years of experience, I have come to learn how valuable it is to be curious when trying to understand something. I have always agreed with Stephen Covey in his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, where he identified that a key...

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Episode 043 – Steve Yencich – Choosing to Make a Change

Episode 043 – Steve Yencich – Choosing to Make a Change

By on Sep 14, 2015 in Associations, Board of Directors, Change, Collaboration, Connect, Disruption, Executive Coach, Navigator, Ownership, Plan, Podcast, Simplify, Strategic Planning, Teamwork | 0 comments

Continuous improvement is the number one way to stay relevant to your membership or client base. It doesn’t matter how long you have operated under your current patterns, you always have the choice to make a change. Steve Yencich, president and CEO of the Michigan Lodging and Tourism Association, has been practicing how to stay the course of continuous...

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Podcast 042 – Team PureReinvention – Why the Project was Created

Podcast 042 – Team PureReinvention – Why the Project was Created

By on Sep 8, 2015 in Collaboration, Connect, Disruption, Executive Coach, Navigator, Ownership, Passion, Podcast, Reinvention, Reinvention Process | 0 comments

Above: Team PureReinvention on top of The Z Lot in Detroit, Michigan. From left to right: Will Carlson, Misty Miller, Sonya Robinson, Mike Bills, Jodi Schafer and Josh Lord.   We have an extra special episode for you this week! The PureReinvention team recorded a podcast to tell you about how this project was created and why we always make time to connect with...

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Podcast 031 – Gerry VanAcker – Asking the Simple Questions and Listening

Podcast 031 – Gerry VanAcker – Asking the Simple Questions and Listening

By on Jun 15, 2015 in Board of Directors, Connect, Diversity, Executive Coach, Generational Shift, Making Space, Navigator, Podcast, Reinvention, Translator | 0 comments

“If we’re not going to talk positively about Detroit, why would anyone else?” Detroit Zoological Society’s chief operating officer, Gerry VanAcker, has been driving change by asking simple questions and really listening to the feedback he’s getting from various and diverse entities. In this episode, Mike Bills taps into Gerry’s wisdom on how to break down a...

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