In this episode we delve into the great work Katie is doing with organizations to create and implement diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) plans, focusing on companies that truly care about these issues.
At Social Construct Consulting, her effort is not in convincing people that DE&I is important. She is not breaking down the doors of white CEOs demanding they give up their seat. Her work focuses on companies that want to do better in these areas, who recognize they will be better for it because it helps their employees do better at work, enjoy their work, and will create a safer and more comfortable place for more people at work.
She aims to make things better for everybody, but it will take everybody.
Business Over Beer Episode #84. with Katie Zink, Part 1
On this episode of the Business Over Beer Podcast, we have Katie Zink, Founder of Social Construct Consulting. Katie focuses her work at the intersection of employee activism and culture, where she helps organizations create an initial Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) plan and works closely with them on how they’re going to make culture change happen.
In the episode, Katie gives us her definition of corporate culture, the different components that make up culture, and how perks impact culture. Also, we discuss navigating proper cultural language, privilege of dominant culture, and creating pathways to success for all.
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The Business Over Beer podcast welcomes back Iggy Odighizuwa, Chief of Operations at Systems-By-Design, and Head Transformation Coach at Tri-180 Coaching.
2020 challenged, and clarified, Iggy’s mission and values. Iggy hired a coach to help him grow his business, which did not help him produce the results he needed. So, he developed his own client acquisition system which was so successful, that the coach he had hired licensed it from him so the coach could use it with his own clients.
Iggy shares the story of how that coach then sued Iggy for the ownership rights to the program, which he was able to successfully defend in court, and ultimately led to the launch of his new business, Systems-By-Design.
In this episode, we learn that small business success comes from perseverance and fortitude, following your core values, and taking advantage of opportunities as they come up, even if the timing doesn’t fit into your overall plan.
Welcome back to part 2 of our interview at Loowit Brewing Company with Co-Owner Thomas Poffenroth, Head Brewer, Landon Smith, and Sales Manager, Jason Green.
In this episode, we dig a little deeper into the background of each of our guests, how the Loowit Brewing Company got its start and how these guys all ended up here together. Also, we get into the business of brewing, discussing self distribution versus hiring a distributor partner, the importance of supporting local, as well as how tough it can be to jump in on niche beer trends.
In the end, we learned that Loowit is gonna do what Loowit does. And, we’re happy about that, because we love what they do, it’s great for beer drinkers and great for our community.
Business Over Beer Podcast Episode #80. | Loowit Brewing Company, Part 1
On this episode of the Business Over Beer podcast, we are lucky enough to be at Loowit Brewing Company, speaking with Co-Owner, Thomas Poffenroth, Head Brewer, Landon Smith and Sales Manager, Jason Green.
Thomas, and his longtime friend and Co-Owner, Devon Bray, were tired of going into Portland for great beer. So their idea was simple:
1. Open THE brewery serving the Washington side of the Columbia River,
2. Brew great beer.
Now, Vancouver and Southwest Washington have become its own unique craft beer destination, no longer standing in the shadow of its neighbor to the south, and frankly, where the best beer on the planet is being brewed.
As one of the true OGs of the North Bank, Loowit has continued to operate out of the same location in Downtown Vancouver, WA since 2012. And, make no mistake, it was Loowit who was at the forefront of the craft beer movement in Southwest Washington.