Connecting & Collaborating
Driven by her passion for helping people and businesses thrive, Cindy Byrd, a dedicated business educator and thinking partner, is excited to offer Business Minds as an intentional platform where you can learn with and from others in a live, interactive business coaching and social learning format. Social learning is proven to enhance your ability to retain information and increase the likelihood of applying the newfound knowledge. Business Minds connects you with business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, and forward thinkers for thought-provoking collaboration that builds relationships, uncovers dynamic solutions, and promotes business growth.
Join the Business Minds community of learning Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. to bring fresh perspectives and engaging vitality to your Tuesday lunch time, as Cindy and her guests explore “What’s on your business mind?”
Tuesdays at 11:30am
Cindy discusses individual and organizational learning and development with professional coach and counselor, Liz Pollack
Four Learning Trends Business: Leadership development and branding coach Cindy Byrd of Image Potential shares some insights.
Cindy Bird, host of Business Minds, gives us insight into what we can learn from Undercover Boss.
Cindy explores three key benefits of ongoing learning and why it's critical to individual and business success.
Business Minds - Cindy talks with Pat Drake and Lindsey Kerr about the CI Pathways to Success Leadership Conference on September 20, co-sponsored by Peoria Women In Leadership and the Central Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Women in Business Owners Central Illinois NAWBO
Cindy uses the "glamping" trend to show the importance of looking for external conditions that could impact your business growth and success.
Using her unique branding approach, Cindy coaches guest, Mike Sabol, about how to shift from working a side hustle to launching his business dream.
Learn the meaning of entrepreneurship; how to become an entrepreneur; and how business owners and managers can encourage entrepreneurship to engage employees, spark innovation, and gain competitive advantage.
Special guest, Rob Burns, president of L & L Solutions, discusses common risks associated with Human Resource Management and shares his insight about what small businesses can do to better manage those risks.
Cindy kicks off the topic for June, "Risky Business," with guest Dave Alwan, owner/founder of Echo Valley Meats and history-making Shark Tank entrepreneur. www.echovalleymeats.com
Cindy closes out the May topic of the Growing Pains of a Startup Business with special guest, Melody Carlene Norton, founder of Melody Carlene Photography
Cindy continues the topic for May - The Growing Pains of Start-Ups - with her special guest, Michelle Bohm, founder of Inspired Style Salon & Boutique
Cindy shares the inspiring story of how Melissa Snover, serial entrepreneur, dealt with the growing pains of her most recent startup business, Katjes Magic Candy Factory.
Cindy was spotlighted on CUTV News. Here is a podcast of that interview.
Cindy takes us through what she wishes she would have known when she was just starting out in business and what the future holds for Business Minds.
Part 2 of a special series in April featuring experienced business owners and professionals answering the question, "What do you know now that you wish you'd known then?" Cindy welcomes special guest, Julie Drake, solutions provider and founder of Jewel Team, to share her unique perspectives and business experience.
Topic: Part 1 of a special series in April featuring experienced business owners and professionals as they answer the question, "What do you know now that you wish you'd known then?" Cindy welcomes special guest, Chris Heine, marketing expert and founder/owner of Ideas+Logic, to share her unique insight and business knowledge.
Cindy and Melissa welcome Brian Anderson, founder of Notionovus, who is seeking advice about identifying and approaching that "ideal" first customer.
Cindy and Melissa coach Anita Cook, co-owner of D-N-A Unique Designs, about pricing strategy for her custom hand-crafted jewelry and other accessories.
Business Minds: Cindy shares how any type of business or organization can use feedback, mentoring, and communities of practice to engage employees, increase application of learning, and improve performance.
Cindy and Melissa discuss five challenges that most small businesses face at one point or another. They share practical solutions they've implemented in their own businesses or developed for their clients, along with advice from other small business owners.
Cindy and Melissa close out their February theme, “Infusing Heart into Your Business,” with special guest, Theresa Genusa, a life coach and core well-being dynamics specialist, who shares how she helps clients Lead with Presence by developing action plans and intervention strategies that lead to high energy and create an ideal state of well-being.
Workplace Civility: Cindy and Melissa share some unsettling statistics about the prevalence and impact of incivility in the workplace, what causes incivility, how to recognize and correct incivility in one's own behavior, and how to encourage and sustain a company culture of civility.
Cindy continues the theme for February, “Infusing Heart into Your Business,” with a look at the relationship of organizational culture and workplace well-being. They share perspectives about the difference between culture and climate and offer suggestions for understanding and evaluating how your company culture is currently functioning.
In honor of American Heart Month and to highlight topics that support individual and workplace well-being, Cindy and Melissa introduce their theme “Infusing Heart into Your Business” for the month of February and share some startling statistics about job stress. They discuss interesting findings about the influence of perception and thoughts on stress levels and talk about their personal experiences in using neuroscience and mindfulness meditation to manage stress.
003 Business Minds Cindy and Melissa are joined by Mark Friedrich of Ledgestone Agency in Morton and Lisa Friedrich, founder of Silver Evolutions, LLC, a move management company, to discuss setting realistic goals and objectives and in choosing the best strategies to pursue when resources are limited.
Business Coaches Cindy Byrd and Melissa Smith will be working with Sandy Sanders, owner of Really Design to get a clear idea of what is going well with her business and what challenges are on her mind. They will help Sandy explore how to use that information to identify and prioritize long-term goals.
Cindy Byrd and Melissa Smith introduce this new show and let us in on their vision and goals for Business Minds.