Taking Care in Business

Taking Care in Business

A Corporate Social Responsibility Podcast

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Join Vicki is as she talks with a very special guest all the way from Australia!. Rachael Powell shares how, Xero, a cloud-based accounting software company is improving lives around the world by providing businesses with an accessible accounting option and much, much more. The post Episode 109: Helping Small Business Thrive with a Revolutionary Accounting Software w/ Rachael Powell appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Sep 30

36 min 6 sec

Join Vicki for a very special episode this week, as she sits down with the Authors of “Decarbonization Imperative” Rebecca Duff and Michael Lenox. Vicki talks with Rebecca and Michael about their goals and asperations for decarbonization and how their writing can promote change in the world we live in today! The post Episode 108: Using Writing as a Force for Change w/ Rebecca Duff & Michael Lenox of The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Sep 16

40 min 56 sec

Join us this week as Vicki talks with Andy Dix of AD Growth Advisers. Andy and Vicki discuss the challenges of coaching executives and how changing your mindset can make a major impact in the workplace. The post Episode 107: Coaching Executives and Changing the Workplace w/ Andy Dix appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Sep 2

47 min 15 sec

Join us this week as Vicki chats with Sandeep Aggarwal about starting Droom, India’s first online automobile marketplace, and ShopClues, India’s first-ever managed online marketplace.  Sandeep talks about the rises and falls in his life and how that has helped him craft his business and change the workplace in India. The post Episode 106: Building Business from the Ground Up and Changing the Workplace w/ Sandeep Aggarwal appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Aug 19

41 min 52 sec

On this week’s new episode, host, Vicki Bohlsen, chats with Julie Goodman and Pam Hinkle about how their organizations are committed to arts-based community development.   The post Episode 105: Developing Communities Through Art w/ Julie Goodman and Pam Hinkle appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Aug 5

54 min 4 sec

On this week’s episode, Vicki talks with John Mainella and Michael Pettry, principals of philanthropic counsel company, Cape Fletcher. Hear how John and Michael are helping organizations rethink the future of giving with the evolution of technology. Click the link in our bio to listen to this special conversation! The post Episode 104: Helping Organizations Rethink Giving Through Utilizing Technology w/ John Mainella and Michael Pettry appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Jul 8

36 min 8 sec

Get ready to shop! We had the pleasure of chatting with Whitney Chuchla, Director of US Operations for Center for Global Impact, focusing on the BYTAVI Project. BYTAVI is a fair trade fashion brand produced in Cambodia, focused on ethical clothing and improving lives. The post Episode 103: Improving Lives Through an Ethical Fair Trade Fashion Company w/ Whitney Chuchla appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Jun 24

34 min 28 sec

Join Vicki and Sawyer in getting a mini lesson on how to be an effective philanthropist on this week’s episode! Founder of Do Your Good, Sybil Ackerman-Munson shares her knowledge on how to give back in the most meaningful way possible by giving a few tips from her course, Crack the Code. The post Episode 102: How to be an Effective Philanthropist w/ Sybil Ackerman-Munson appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Jun 10

45 min 4 sec

Olivia Khalili considers herself an “impact professional”. She has surely been exactly that throughout her career, and is now the VP of Global Social Impact and Philanthropy for PagerDuty, a real-time impact response platform. Join Vicki and guest host, Josh Driver, in hearing how PagerDuty is driving the effort of societal benefits through business andContinue reading "Episode 101: Insights on Creating a Community-Centered Workplace Culture with Olivia Khalili" The post Episode 101: Insights on Creating a Community-Centered Workplace Culture with Olivia Khalili appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

May 27

41 min 33 sec

This week is our 100th episode! Can you believe it? To celebrate, Vicki wanted to sit down and have a conversation with our TCIB Team! Get to know the team by hearing what CSR means to them and younger generations, what they think is the biggest issue facing companies today, and more! The post Ep. 100 with Lauren Higginbotham & Sawyer Benge appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

May 13

37 min 12 sec

Today’s guest is a flower farmer… not a florist, but an actual flower farmer. Amy Beausir is the owner of Molly & Myrtle, an event floral company that creates sustainable, whimsical, original designs that reflect nature. In this fascinating conversation, hear how the sustainability trend is weaving its way into weddings and other events. FromContinue reading "Episode 99: Amy Beausir of Molly and Myrtle" The post Episode 99: Amy Beausir of Molly and Myrtle appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Apr 29

36 min 55 sec

Saga Education is a national nonprofit organizations that partners with public school districts to supplement teacher instruction by offering trained tutors to students that are falling behind. Vicki’s daughter, Grace, is one of those educators. Learn more from co-founder AJ Gutierrez about why Saga Education was ranked one of the top five in education worldwide,Continue reading "Episode 98: AJ Gutierrez of Saga Education" The post Episode 98: AJ Gutierrez of Saga Education appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Apr 15

46 min 22 sec

Josh Driver, co-founder and CEO of Selflessly — our podcast sponsor — joins the podcast this week as a guest host to talk to Bob Kobek. Bob is the founder and CEO of Customer Count, a feature-rich, cloud based survey solution company. If you’ve ever wondered about being B Corp certified, this is the episode toContinue reading "Episode 97: Bob Kobek of CustomerCount" The post Episode 97: Bob Kobek of CustomerCount appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Apr 1

43 min 43 sec

Vicki’s company, Bohlsen Group, is a customer of Tilson. Listen in as Vicki talks to founder Brent Tilson about how professional employment organizations (PEOs) are helping manage human resources so companies can focus on their core business. The post Episode 96: Brent Tilson of Tilson HR appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Mar 18

40 min 12 sec

Do you have an idea for a business and you want to know if it is viable? John McDonald founded the first Benefits (B) Corporation venture studio: Next Studios in Indianapolis. Hear how this unique partnership of experienced entrepreneurs helps visionaries shape and craft ideas and move them forward with capital and talent. “By entrepreneurs,Continue reading "Episode 95: John McDonald of Next Studios" The post Episode 95: John McDonald of Next Studios appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Mar 4

36 min 41 sec

More than fifteen years ago, Tammy Renee Butler was one of the managing principals who founded Engaging Solutions, a Midwest-based managing consulting firm. Whether leading the company’s call center and co-managing the firm’s planning and community outreach sector or preaching at the House of God Church, her spirit and spirituality helps drive success for herself andContinue reading "Episode 94: Tammy Butler Robinson of Engaging Solutions LLC" The post Episode 94: Tammy Butler Robinson of Engaging Solutions LLC appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Feb 18

40 min 41 sec

Do you often wonder how your daily activities are contributing to the carbon footprint? Understanding how to measure it is the first step to cleaning up and reducing your impact. Daniel Poynter, Founder of Carbon Neutral Indiana, is striving to offset carbon outputs one household or business at a time. Don’t understand how this works?Continue reading "Episode 93: Daniel Poynter of Carbon Neutral Indiana." The post Episode 93: Daniel Poynter of Carbon Neutral Indiana. appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Feb 4

39 min 29 sec

EPISODE 92: Tamara Cypress is challenging the status quo. As a CSR Consultant for Black Onyx Management, Inc., Tamara serves as a powerful agent for change both in her professional life and in her community. The post EPISODE 92: Tamara Cypress of Black Onyx Management, Inc. appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Oct 2020

33 min 15 sec

Episode 91: Emily Kennerk, founder of BITCHSTIX talks the impact of social enterprise and how she is redefining the word "bitch." The post EPISODE 91: Emily Kennerk of BITCHSTIX appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Sep 2020

27 min 33 sec

Founder of Nine13sports, Tom Hanley is passionate about empowering the next generation and serving the Indianapolis community in the best way he knows how: using the power of the bicycle. The post EPISODE 90: Tom Hanley of Nine13sports appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Aug 2020

30 min 49 sec

EPISODE 89: Allyson Mitchell, executive director of Indiana Recycling Coalition, joins us this week to discuss her mission of increasing and improving Hoosier's awareness of and access to recycling and sustainability efforts. The post EPISODE 89: Allyson Mitchell of Indiana Recycling Coalition appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Aug 2020

29 min 10 sec

EPISODE 88: Ken Ungar, president and founder of CHARGE, talks the power of sponsorship and how it can be used as a force for good. The post EPISODE 88: Ken Ungar of CHARGE appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Aug 2020

31 min 16 sec

CareSource, a health care company, is striving to improve the health and well being of citizens returning to society after incarceration through its Indiana Reentry Program. Through this program, CareSource is working to eliminate stigma and help returning citizens thrive and gain self sufficiency. The post EPISODE 86: Dr. Cameual Wright of CareSource appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Jul 2020

28 min 41 sec

Episode 85: Carolyn McDonald, Orangetheory Fitness Indiana Representative and Owner/Operator, talks the importance and impact of building and fostering community within business. The post EPISODE 85: Carolyn McDonald of Orangetheory Fitness appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Jul 2020

28 min 39 sec

Episode 84: Ivan Giraud and Helene Caillate discuss GoGo squeeZ's commitment to improving recyclability and sustainability efforts by creating 100% recyclable packaging by 2022. The post EPISODE 84: Ivan Giraud & Helene Caillate of GoGo squeeZ appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Jul 2020

28 min 19 sec

This week, Vicki and Kathy talk with Colin McIntosh, CEO of Sheets & Giggles. The post EPISODE 83: Colin McIntosh of Sheets & Giggles appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Jun 2020

31 min 16 sec

This week, Vicki and Kathy talk with Brady Josephson of NextAfter Institute, an expert in online fundraising. The post EPISODE 82: Brady Josephson of the NextAfter Institute appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Jun 2020

29 min 5 sec

This week, Vicki and Kathy are joined by Brian Tomlinson of Circle City Cryogenics. The post EPISODE 81: Brian Tomlinson of Circle City Cryogenics appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Jun 2020

28 min 4 sec

This week, Vicki and Kathy talk with Shauna Griffiths of SLG Impact The post EPISODE 80: Shauna Griffiths of SLG Impact appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

May 2020

33 min 25 sec

This week, Vicki and Kathy are joined by J.C. Wogomon of Catalyst Insurance. The post EPISODE 79: J.C. Wogomon of Catalyst Insurance appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

May 2020

28 min 52 sec

This week, Vicki and Kathy talk with Stevie Cromer, cultural and enrichment manager at LUNA Language Services. The post EPISODE 78: Stevie Cromer of LUNA Language Services appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

May 2020

27 min 39 sec

This week, Vicki and Kathy are joined by Adam Vandoski, founder of Vine Society. The post EPISODE 77: Adam Vandoski of Vine Society appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

May 2020

30 min 28 sec

This week, we talk with Mark Agnew, founder of Eyeglasses.com and PiWear. The post EPISODE 76: Mark Agnew of Eyeglasses.com and PiWear appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Apr 2020

23 min 26 sec

How can sports leagues impact their surrounding communities? This week, Vicki and Kathy talk with the first African American woman to ever own a male professional sports league in the United States. The post Episode 75: Evelyn Magley of The Basketball League appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Mar 2020

26 min 35 sec

Can business save the Earth? Michael Lenox, author and University of Virginia professor, thinks it can. Listen in to this week’s episode to learn why! The post Episode 74: Michael Lenox, co-author of “Can Business Save the Earth?” appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Mar 2020

20 min 39 sec

Can businesses benefit from hiring people with disabilities? Nancy Geenen, CEO of Flexability, shares how focusing on employment and inclusion can have a positive impact on a business, its employees and the surrounding community. The post Episode 73: Nancy Geenen of Flexability appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Mar 2020

23 min 15 sec

Can a company that sells carbon-emitting fuels be a leader in the sustainability space? Steven Downey, president of Harmony Fuels, shares how the company is helping consumers reduce their footprints through a first-of-its-kind carbon offsetting program. The post Episode 72: Steven Downey of Harmony Fuels appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Mar 2020

22 min 24 sec

How do multinational companies incorporate CSR? Al White, vice president of the Lilly Foundation and CSR advisor to Eli Lilly and Co., shares insight into the company’s approach to CSR and employee relations on this week’s episode! The post Episode 71: Al White of Eli Lilly and Company appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Feb 2020

24 min 31 sec

Can professional service firms become B Corp Certified? Kevin Christopher, principal of Rockridge Venture Law, shares how and why Rockridge became the first Certified B Corp law group in Tennessee on this week’s episode. The post Episode 70: Kevin Christopher of Rockridge Venture Law appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Feb 2020

25 min 46 sec

Is it actually important for businesses to understand and connect with their communities?  The short answer: YES.  The better answer: We’ll Rich Harwood of The Harwood Institute take it from here. The post Episode 69: Rich Harwood of The Harwood Institute appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Feb 2020

29 min 58 sec

How can corporate American help reduce the negative effects of mass incarceration while also increasing profits? Michelle Cirocco shares the answer to that question and more. The post Episode 68: Michelle Cirocco of Televerde appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Feb 2020

28 min 15 sec

Jillian Ashton and ICAN are taking the saying "man's best friend" to the next level. Listen in to this week’s episode to find out how ICAN is using service dogs to connect two groups in need: those living with disabilities and incarcerated adults. The post Episode 67: Jillian Ashton of Indiana Canine Assistant Network appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Jan 2020

32 min 56 sec

Ali Cudby’s journey to becoming a customer retention expert started with a transformational bra fitting and ended with her becoming CEO of Your Iconic Brand. Join Vicki and Kathy this week as they find out what all happened in between, and how to grow loyalty for your business both internally and externally. The post Episode 66: Ali Cudby of Your Iconic Brand appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Jan 2020

26 min 6 sec

From the outside, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, a local nonprofit, and Roche, a multinational healthcare company, seem like polar opposites. Listen in to this week’s episode to find out how their decade-long partnership perfectly demonstrates the impact a well-designed CSR program can have. The post Episode 65: Ashley Haynes of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. and Carole Puls of Roche appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Dec 2019

28 min 23 sec

John Pilmer, APR, of PilmerPR, played an integral role in passing legislation that expanded Utah's benefit designation to include LLCs. Join Vicki and Kathy this week to hear more about John's inspiring story and passion for CSR. The post Episode 64: John Pilmer of PilmerPR appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Dec 2019

29 min 28 sec

Patricia Glaser Shea spent 17 years in corporate America and 17 more in nonprofit leadership. Now, she's ending her career as an entrepreneur that serves both sectors through her new high-tech service startup, Givful. Listen in to join Vicki and Kathy as they find out why. The post Episode 63: Patricia Glaser Shea of Givful appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Dec 2019

19 min 49 sec

Two-thirds of American workers are not engaged at work - which is a serious problem for business because, according to a study by Gallup, there is a strong relationship between employee engagement and overall company performance The post Episode 62: Sarah Robinson of Fresh Concepts appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Nov 2019

29 min

“My philosophy is very, very simple: Do unto others as you would ave them do unto you." The post Episode 61: Robert Carr of Beyond appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Nov 2019

24 min 54 sec

“We want to make sure our nonprofit clients can put the majority of their resources into delivering on their mission.” In 1993, Ann Merkel and a group of her colleagues noticed that many of Indianapolis’ banks were being acquired by large holding companies that moved their headquarters out of state. Agreeing that their community deservedContinue reading "Episode 60: Ann Merkel of The National Bank of Indianapolis" The post Episode 60: Ann Merkel of The National Bank of Indianapolis appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Nov 2019

23 min 37 sec

Listen in to see if there is any difference in the generational perception of CSR and to discover how the movement has evolved over the years.  The post BONUS Episode: LIVE from Indy Shorts (Part 2) appeared first on Taking Care in Business.

Oct 2019

32 min 25 sec