Monday, March 23, 2009
I was very pleased to meet Shari. Shari is the CEO of Hawkeye - Cohesion, one of the nation's leading experts in high tech web and interactive marketing and advertising. Shari was kind enough to drive over to our Inventive Productions studios to be interviewed for my new documentary "CEOs of Seattle."
I was very impressed with the strong leadership philosophies that Shari spoke about, including her focus on transparency in motivating her team. She is a strong communicator, and she did a terrific interview about her leadership style and techniques.
Dan Greenshields -- CEO of Sharebuilder
I was really impressed with the strong leadership philosophies of Dan Greenshields. Dan came over to our Inventive Productions green screen studio to be interviewed for my documentary "CEOs of Seattle." Dan talked about his career and his passion for the Sharebuilder concept. He talked about his beliefs on how to motivate and inspire his team. He discussed his strong dedication to integrity and values. Dan really is a great leader and I am very grateful he took the time to help us with our documentary film.
Alex Wasserman & Dave Johnson -- Elite Fitness
I was deeply inspired by my interview with Alex and Dave from Elite Fitness. They came over to our Inventive Productions studios to be interviewed on the Green Screen for my new documentary film, "CEOs of Seattle." Alex and Dave are so confident, so strong in their leadership focus, that they were a perfect interview for our film. They talked about the importance of attitude, teamwork, and integrity in creating a successful business. Alex and Dave discussed the importance of being passionate about your vocation and it won't become work. They love what they do, they get trememdous satisfaction from seeing the happy results from their clients. These guys are a terrific example of what is best in the CEOs of Seattle.
Tom Varga -- CEO of CFO Selections
I really enjoyed my interview with Tom Varga with CFO Selections. He was interviewed for my new documentary "CEOs of Seattle." Tom is the leader of one of the fastest growing companies in the country, and I feel they have a bright future. CFO Selections is sort of like a temp agency for CFOs. Tom did a great job in the interview talking about the secrets to the success of his enterprise, and most importantly the values that have shaped his management style and philosophies. He really believes in the concept of giving to others. Give and you shall receive. What a concept. Thanks Tom for all your help with this documentary project.
Naomi Novotny & Mark Zoske from "SaltWorks"
I first met Naomi and Mark back about a year ago when we were doing the video for the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce for their Eastside Business Awards. Naomi and Mark's company SaltWorks was nominated as a finalist for the EBA Awards. Producer Mitchell Pickett and I had travelled to their facility to interview the owners and shoot the footage for the video to be shown on the big screen at the awards ceremony. Both Mitchell and I were deeply impressed with the enthusiasm and success of SaltWorks. We were inspired by their rags to riches story, of starting in their garage with an idea, and now looking to expand their business to a new 100,000 square foot facility. This week Naomi and Mark visited our Inventive Productions studio in Redmond to be interviewed for my new documentary "CEOs of Seattle." They decided we should interview Mark even though they really are a united leadership team. Mark told some great stories about his childhood and his hopes and dreams of being a successful business owner ever since he was a kid. He talked about the other five businesses he owned before finally hitting a winner with SaltWorks. I was deeply moved by his management philosophies and his dedication and committment to excellence. His interview will really help our movie. Thanks Naomi and Mark for taking the time to help us with this documentary project. We wish them the very best with the incredible growth of their company. They are a terrific team.
I had a great time interviewing Dan Blanchard CEO of American Safari Cruises, one of America's premier luxury cruise lines. Dan told me his great story about how he got into the business and his philosophy of leadership, recruiting, and motivation. Dan is a great guy. I really appreciate his help with my documentary "CEOs of Seattle."