Doing Good in Arizona
Culture, business as a force for good, giving back, higher purpose, and small business were all topics of discussion on this episode of Collaborative Connections Radio Show and Podcast.
Host, Kelly Lorenzen, was joined on-air by Arizona business leaders, Bob Blum, founder of Alcyon Consulting, Kindra Maples with Conscious Capitalism Arizona, and Sara Kelley with Bell Insurance.
Are you a business owner or leader in Arizona? Need more resources to grow your business? Want to know more about how to use business as a force for good? Then check out this great conversation between Kelly and her featured guests.
Meet our Guests…
Bob Blum, with Alcyon Consulting
Bob leverages over 35 years of extensive and varied experience, in both staff and leadership roles, helping companies build and maintain stable business operations by focusing on maximizing both financial and human assets. These roles include Principal and Chief Financial Officer for Peerless Candy & Tobacco Company, Senior Human Resource Consultant for Peoples Energy Corporation, Controller for Ben Brooks & Associates, Controller for Incentive Logic, and most recently CFO for MAC6.
Alcyon Consulting can help you in two ways…Financial/ Business Operations Management and Business Consulting/ Advisory Services. With Alcyon’s financial and business operations support, you can shift the burden of managing and overseeing those necessary but non-revenue generating activities. To a professional who has the passion, experience, and training to assess, manage and improve your company’s business infrastructure. Thus, freeing you to focus on generating revenue and building the business.
Kindra Maples, with Conscious Capitalism.
There is a lot in her background that has led Kindra to where she is today. Her past experiences, interactions, careers, and partnerships have led her to grow the roles she holds in the community; the VP of Volunteers with Conscious Capitalism Arizona, Sales Development with YellowBird, and the host of the Culture Crush Business Podcast.
She is a spartan racer, past animal trainer, previous magician’s assistant, and has a weakness for Oreo cookie shakes. Her journey working with people actually started working with animals as a teenager (don’t worry we won’t go that far back for her bio).
She worked for over 15 years in the zoo industry working with animals and the public. Her passion for working with animals shifted into working with people in education, operations, and leadership roles. From there her passion for leadership and helping people develop has continued to grow.
Her experience in non-profit operations, communications, and program engagement have brought her to the place she is today. Her experiences have built her passion and her “why” in areas of culture building, engagement, and growing strong teams.
Sara Kelley, with Bell Insurance
Sara Kelley has over 20 years of experience serving clients in a risk management capacity. She started her insurance career in Chicago, IL with the world’s largest insurance brokerage firm and moved with them to the Phoenix market. Since being in Arizona, Mrs. Kelley has developed her expertise to serve the businesses that thrive in the Valley of the Sun.
Bell Insurance is one of the largest independently owned, full-service agencies. They’ve worked in insurance for more than 100 years, giving them unparalleled experience and expertise on policies designed to serve you, your family, and your business in the best way possible. Founded in 1911 as Warner and Company Insurance in Fargo, N.D., they became Bell Insurance in 2019 when they joined forces with Bell Bank. Bell is known for exceptional service and high integrity, where people matter, which shows in how their team members treat each other, their customers, and those around them. They understand one of your biggest challenges is managing around the things you can’t control. They can help you by building an insurance plan based on what you need to address the unique risks your operation faces.