The Thinker What Works Podcast features timely stories from young entrepreneurs, seasoned executives and industry leaders. Our focus is on listening for the things that these individuals see working in their spheres of influence. We then look for practical ways to make those things work for you. Produced weekly, What Works is fun, informative and can fit easily into a short break or your commute.

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Latest Episodes



Off and running with Graham Staman (Nov 19)
The other side of the phone call with Caroline Ziv (Nov 6)


Crushing it with Troy Redington (Oct 31)
Creating BelRock Valley with Phil Fonfara (Oct 23)
How to do social media well with Patrice Woods (Oct 16)
Being ready when opportunity comes with Susan Pitkin (Oct 9)
Guiding inspiration with Michael Norton (Oct 2)


Using tragedy as inspiration with Tom McKellips (Sep 25)
Building momentum with Erin Clausen (Sep 11)
Filling the gaps with Traci Scherck (Sep 4)


Carving out a niche with Addie Ford (Aug 29)
Following God’s plan with Dick Todd (Aug 21)
How to reach the Latino market with Gloria Cardenas Cudia (Aug 14)
Navigating the system with Charlie and Jocelyn Hare (Aug 7)


Lessons learned with Kevin Ware (Jul 31)
How to build expertise into a business with Teresa Beach-Shelow (Jul 24)
Selling to the world’s biggest buyer with Daniel Cugler (Jul 18)
Taking stock with the What Works Podcast crew (Jul 10)
Growing into leadership with Tom McNamara (Jul 3)


Team building with John Groh (Jun 26)
Seizing opportunity with Duntai Mathews (Jun 19)
Building a movement with Dr. Kat Williams (Jun 12)
Second effort with AnnDee Nimmer (Jun 5)


Learning from the ground up with Paul Sletten (May 29)
How personality can be your best marketing tool with Erica Smith (May 22)
How news is evolving with Christie Nicks (May 15)
Always innovating with Poopsie’s (May 8)
The data revolution with Deepak Rao (May 1)


Always finding a way with Alicia Neubauer (Apr 26)
Never being bored with Taunia May (Apr 17)
Finding new markets for good ideas with RydePass (Apr 11)
Identifying market demand with Dan Jarrett (Apr 3)


Becoming an expert in your business with Jacob Bradt (Mar 27)
Reputation management with Dennis Horton (Mar 20)
Constantly pivoting with Sam Balsley (Mar 13)
The art of entrepreneurship with Jazz Keyes (Mar 6)
What it takes to survive small business with Edward Caceras (Mar 1)


Using all your talents with Carrie Zethmayr (Feb 20)
Building a winning culture with Dan Appino (Feb 13)
Not letting no stop you with Emarc Malavolti (Feb 6)


Tax changes with Scot Dobbs (Jan 30)
Knowing when to pivot with Dapo Kolawole (Jan 23)
Always selling with Josh Patterson (Jan 16)
Quiet leadership with Dan Minnick (Jan 10)
The Thinker story with Sam Wyant and Aaron Johnson (Jan 2)



Acting on inspiration with Dr. Trevor Gibbs (Dec 19)
The personal touch with J. R. Kortman (Dec 12)
Feeling the music with Steven Larson (Dec 6)


Executing quickly with Robert Ewald (Nov 28)
How family businesses can work with Melissa Pratt (Nov 22)
The great game of business with Bob Washatka (Nov 14)
The role of a lifetime with John Torrence (Nov 8)


Seeing the finish line with Emily Hurd (Oct 31)
The athletics of business with Ed Molitor (Oct 24)
Exit planning with Brian McIntyre (Oct 17)
Staying a step ahead with Lino’s (Oct 11)
Breaking into crowded marketplaces with Zach Enderle (Oct 3)


Winning back customers with Joshua Binning (Sep 27)
Finding funding with John Phelps (Sep 19)
Tackling a problem with passion with Kevin Ware (Sep 12)
Surviving Catastrophe with Stephanie Caltagerone (Sep 5)


Know your numbers with Paul Iverson (Aug 29)
The entrepreneurial journey with Michael Dermer (Aug 23)
Forward thinking with Sunil Puri (Aug 15)
Technology trends with Doug Campbell (Aug 8)
Why lighting matters with Josiah Sjostrom (Aug 1)


Future of Volunteering with Nicole Sdao (Jul 24)
International Education Systems with Nikki Jarvis (Jul 11)