Think GREAT Experience - Think Great

The Think GREAT Experience is a podcast featuring dynamic guests who share their impactful moments of greatness.

Hosted by: author, speaker, and business coach, Erik Therwanger.

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*NEW EPISODE* – Episode #38 – Connecting to Greatness

Robin Lipnack – RLL Marketing Group

RLL Marketing Group is a Business Development Specialty Company that focuses on the POWER of BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS in Healthcare, Real Estate, Legal, Financial, Sports, Food/Bev and Technology ( ie APPS, Software, AI, Blockchain, Sensors, Telemed)

Episode #37 – Cruising to Greatness

Dwayne Wilson

More about Dwayne:

Former Professional Athlete-Football, USFL & CFL Teams -Philadelphia Stars, Pittsburgh Maulers, Chicago Blitz & Hamilton Ti-Cats (CFL). Business to Business Development/Public Relations/ Community Relations/Customer Service Delivery/Employee Engagement and Diversity Relations/Forward-thinking experienced professional with an emphasis on networking and relationship building.

Dynamic, talented and driven business professional with a multi-faceted background and experiences in numerous industries that include: professional athletics, collective bargaining and labor relations within professional sports, event planning/ management, personnel management and relations, financial accounts receivable collections management and academic athletic coaching.

Strong record of developing and implementing innovative strategies in personnel management that resulted in increased sales. Proven ability is to manage the development of various departmental programs, while building a winning team. This same ability is matched in other areas of business that involve close attention to budgets, time frames and quality specifications. Well-honed presentation and negotiation skills as well as extensive successful networking experience in various industries and disciplines.

Episode #36 – Cruising to Greatness

David Giersdorf – Global Voyages Group

More about David:

David A. Giersdorf is an innovative entrepreneur with extensive C-suite experience as a former senior executive in the global cruise, travel, and marketing services industry, including directing a $1B+ Brand Portfolio and serving as CEO of several iconic cruise lines, travel, and marketing services companies.

David is the Founder of Global Voyages Group which helps Owners, Boards, CEOs, and Leadership Teams of diverse companies and organizations on topics ranging from Navigating Disruption and Recovery, Growth, Innovation, Performance, and Mergers & Acquisitions. He greatly enjoys helping companies and their teams envision the opportunities and challenges of the near and further future, innovate continuously, and create sustainable value for all stakeholders.

David is a former Chairman of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and numerous other industry and civic organizations. Giersdorf attended the University of Washington and completed a Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Program in Entrepreneurship.

David is also the author of Hard Ships: Navigating Your Company, Career, and Life through the Fog of Disruption, which details his four decades of experience navigating brutal disruptions to achieve innovation and growth.

David greatly enjoys helping companies and their teams envision the opportunities and challenges of the near and further future, innovate continuously, and create sustainable value for all stakeholders. Companies, clients, and close friends know David for disrupting disruption. When disruption is upon you, there is what happens around you, how it affects you, and what you are going to do about it. Do the opposite of nothing, David advises. and

Episode #35 – Playing Offense for Greatness

Marques Ogden – Former NFL Athlete, Keynote Speaker, Business Coach & Consultant

More about Marques:

In 2003, Marques Ogden was drafted into the NFL as an offensive lineman. After five years of playing in the league, he decided to retire and pursue a career in construction and contracting. At the age of 27, Marques founded a construction company called Kayden Premier Enterprises. The company had fast growth in 2010, but eventually, his business went bankrupt, losing almost 2 million dollars on one project in a matter of 90 days. During his darkest hours, he pulled himself together and got a part-time job as a custodian. With hard work and determination, he is now an inspirational keynote speaker, executive coach, best-selling author, podcast co-host and marketing leader, helping to build the success of others.