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Leadership Low Down

Leadership Low Down, co-hosted by Dr. Phil Knight and Vic Verchereau, provides positive and practical principles for leaders who want to multiply their influence and take their team to the next level of effectiveness.

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Jason Kildea: The Unyielding Belief in What’s Possible

Leadership Low Down
July 9, 2018 12:00 PM

Jason Kildea has what every entrepreneur must have, an unyielding belief in what’s possible. Are there moments of doubt, sure. Are there moments when integrity is tempted on whether as a startup do you take the immediate money or do what is right and best for the customer and invest in your future.

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Andrea Kerbuski: A Leadership Journey

Leadership Low Down
June 7, 2018 11:00 AM

Andrea Kerbuski is an extraordinary influencer. Her story starts with the realization that introverted young people can be influencers too.

Join us to hear about Andrea’s leadership journey from school and FFA to Senior Account Manager at a national firm and how truly inspiring and challenging she is to us all.

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Leadership with Vic Verchereau

Leadership Low Down
May 26, 2018 12:00 PM

Vic Verchereau, LUTCF, LLIF, Vice President of Marketing. Vic’s involvement with the Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies began when he was in high school and a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA). Vic’s ability as a speaker and as a leader made him one of the most promising young people in the Michigan FFA organization and a successful liaison with the Michigan Farm Bureau leadership.

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Coffee Energizes Leadership

Leadership Low Down
September 22, 2017 2:00 PM

On this episode of Leadership Low Down host Dr. Phil Knight talks with Mark and Paula Thompson. From Southern California to West Point to Iraq to Michigan these are the major stop overs for Mark and Paula. Mark is a corporate leader with Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan and Paula is an entrepreneur and the owner/operator of four Biggby coffee franchises.

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Story of Growth, Success and Deep Appreciation for Mentors

Leadership Low Down
August 15, 2017 1:00 PM

Vic Verchereau is the Vice President of Marketing at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan. Vic brings his inspiring story of growth, success and deep appreciation for the mentors in his early life to the Leadership Lowdown this week.

Vic rose through the ranks of FFA, Michigan Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Insurance as a dedicated and determined young leader, who would accept any challenge offered but one like all of us wondered at the both the goodness in his life and the nagging worries of would he be able to succeed. There is some nugget of truth and inspiration for everyone as Vic unveils his thoughts on leadership. 

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Passion for Leadership Lights the Way for Jackson, MI, Entrepreneur

Leadership Low Down
July 14, 2017 3:00 PM

Brandon Marken is on to something, something big, potentially really big. He and his team have created an app that brings business and philanthropy together and works as a ‘gatekeeper’ for all those who are requesting your time.

Brandon is living a leader’s ultimate challenge, leading a team of talented, smart people who in their areas of expertise are more knowledgeable than he. 

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Stepping out into the creative unknown

Leadership Low Down
June 15, 2017 10:00 AM

Entrepreneurs like Lauryn Goodvich inspire us all to think about possibilities. Lauryn with her degree in marketing and business administration stepped out to create Lauryn Goodvich Photography. Her passion for creativity in her shoots sets her apart from most professional photographers. Listen to Lauryn speak candidly about overcoming fear in order to launch her own business. Her photography is featured in a children’s book and her photos of rescued animals are in high demand as well.

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New Superintendent in Charge for Grand Blanc Public Schools

Leadership Low Down
March 28, 2017 5:00 PM

Leading change is one of a leaders greatest challenges and one of the area he or she can prove their worth the quickest. Clarence Garner is the new superintendent of the Grand Blanc school district in Grand Blanc, MI.

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Find Something Sweet at the Sugar Shack

Leadership Low Down
March 10, 2017 4:00 PM

Sean and Michael Hall are the owners of the Sugar Shack in Fenton, MI. A unique shop of vintage treasures you will find difficult to find any where but in their shop on Torrey Road in Fenton. As unique as the Sugar Shack is, these two culinary chefs had a dream and made it happen. Sean tells their story to inspire, to motivate and help those of us who have a dream of entrepreneurship kindling in our own hearts. Don’t miss the story of their journey on the next edition of the Leadership Lowdown with Dr. Phil Knight.

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Premier Security Solutions for Schools

Leadership Low Down
February 7, 2017 12:00 PM

David Forystek invested 24+ years of his life in protecting other people. He has served as a police officer, sergeant and chief with two different law enforcement agencies. Today he may have his most important assignment, protecting our children in their schools. Three and half years ago educational leaders ask David to help them with their security concerns at their school. They believe in him and today he owns Premier Security Solutions.

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