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My Remarkable Journey with Keith Smith

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This is a special episode of the Remarkable Leadership podcast entitled My Remarkable Journey. Kevin sits down with Keith Smith to learn about his journey toward becoming the leader he is today. Keith is the President and CEO of Vonco Products in Trevor, WI. Keith recalls his first leadership role as a lead man in a printing company, which marked the beginning of his intentional journey as a leader. He also discusses the significance of managing personal energy instead of just focusing on time management.

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Keith Smith
  • His Story: Keith Smith is on a mission to help leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors live more empowered lives, cultivate innovation, overcome fear, and become more effective leaders. Keith strives to make a difference by sharing his energy, experience, and passion, imparting wisdom and thought leadership, and being in the present during times of need. Keith has over 25 years of experience as an executive leader, mentor, and motivator.
People don’t follow titles. People follow true leadership. Said by Keith Smith on The Remarkable Leadership Podcast with Kevin Eikenberry

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There is no overnight success. However, there is hustle. DC Glenn is a platinum-selling rapper, actor, voice-over professional and featured in Geico’s “SCOOP THERE IT IS” commercial. DC shares with Kevin that his path to stardom was rather bumpy. He worked hard to get a label and signed a terrible contract. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he studied the law and waited for his day in court. This continuous learning attitude and preparedness for new ventures gave him the chance to not only star in the #1 commercial but provide input to the content. Sprinkles, anyone? He encourages us to step out of our comfort zone and be OK with things that don’t work out. Failures can lead to good things if we look for the opportunity.

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The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions breaks down actions leaders/entrepreneurs can take to make small daily changes for a big impact. Rhett Power, award-winning entrepreneur (Wild Creations), consultant, speaker and author joins Kevin to talk about his book and his leadership journey. He shares insights on working without capital and how to persevere through the not so great times.

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