Leadership, Law, and Purpose
On this episode of Collaborative Connections Radio Show and Podcast, host Kelly Lorenzen had the pleasure of interviewing Rochelle Poulton with KLM & Poulton Law PLLC, Frank Stitely with Stitely & Karstetter CPAs, and Mallard Owen with 123JUNK and Conscious Capitalism Arizona.
They talked about everything from Conscious Capitalism and higher purpose, to finances, leadership, collaboration, and law.
If you are a business leader, conscious capitalist, or curious about any of these amazing professionals, check out this episode sponsored by KLM. There are some great takeaways, insights, and tips that were shared by all!
Our Featured Guests
Rochelle Poulton is thrilled to be part of the KLM team because Kelly Lorenzen is a brilliant business owner and project manager with a strong track record of helping businesses succeed. In her years as a business owner and attorney, she successfully counseled other entrepreneurs and professionals through the most financially complicated events in their lives and businesses, often achieving results they believed would not be possible. She has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate, marketing, project management, and sales, and a decade as a litigation attorney focused on financial matters for small business owners and self-employed professionals.
Rochelle started this adventure with a Bachelor’s degree (cum laude) in English literature and a minor in psychology at the University of New Mexico. After a few years working in a real estate investment firm, Rochelle made the move to Phoenix and completed her Juris Doctor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State. From there, she launched her consumer rights and small business representation law firm, and eventually opened a separate bankruptcy practice. Ten years after it began, Rochelle decided to move on from the full-time practice of law. Rochelle sold the majority of her legal practice and shifted focus to helping clients solve the same types of challenges using flexible and creative business consulting techniques, rather than through legal representation – a more functional and less formalized approach to achieving client goals quickly and efficiently.
Rochelle joined Poulton Law in 2021, after nearly ten years of running her own practice assisting clients with debt and credit issues. She offers creative solutions for Business and Real Estate Law, Estate Planning, and Debt Resolution & Bankruptcy.
In addition, Rochelle has nearly 20 years of real estate experience and is a licensed Realtor with Realty Executives.
Frank Stitely founded Stitely & Karstetter, PLLC in 1989 with a fraternity brother from college. He has well over 30 years of experience consulting with small business owners to minimize their tax liabilities. He also helps small business owners understand the value of their businesses and assists them in purchase and sale transactions.
Frank is heavily involved in the Northern Virginia community sitting on the boards of a number of charities including Christian Relief Services, the RHOLC Foundation, and the Loudoun Estate Planning Council.
He is a workout enthusiast who loves biking and general fitness classes. He is a larger holder of the equity in a cloud-based software company, Clarity Practice Management, serving CPA firms nationwide.
He has written two books on practice management for the CPA profession.
Connect with Frank on LinkedIn.
Mal Owen has over thirty years of senior leadership experience having launched new businesses, nurtured startups, guided non-profits, and transformed struggling organizations. Central to Mal’s success has been building strong teams, creating winning strategic alliances, providing an outstanding work environment, maximizing existing resources, and leveraging new technologies and information systems. Importantly for sustainable success, he believes that “how you get there” is as important as “what you achieve.”
Mal’s consulting firm, eBrite, has led him to his most recent role as the Chief Operating Officer for 123JUNK, based in Chantilly, VA. 123JUNK’s mission is to be the leading Donate – Recycle – Dispose company in the country, delivering the best client experience and making the biggest difference in its community and its environment.
Mal had been consulting with this firm since 2014 until both parties realized he could provide even more value by overseeing its day-to-day operations. Mal also continues to serve as an advisor to Smith Hager Bajo, a firm with specialized expertise in women and children’s healthcare management and facility planning.
Mal’s leadership and consulting talents have led him to work across a wide range of organizations in fields such as health/wellness, information technology, hospitality, arts and culture, legal, government/defense contractors, and executive search. Prior to his work in the commercial and non-profit sectors, Mal was trained as a research scientist.
He received a prestigious NIH grant to complete his doctorate degree in exercise physiology from The University of Iowa. He went on to receive a post-doc through another grant to continue his research on the neurophysiology of body temperature regulation in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University.
Besides Conscious Capitalism Arizona, Mal has been very active in non-profit service and professional organizations in the areas of community service, workforce development, and small business support.
One of Mal’s most cherished activities in the Washington, DC, area was his five-year role as the co-leader of one of the largest, non-profit career support groups in the U.S. Recognized for its accomplishments by the U.S. Department of Labor, the group’s success led to his being invited multiple times by two Secretaries of Labor to provide his insights in focus groups and participate in special events hosted at the White House.
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About Collaborative Connections
Kelly Lorenzen started the “Collaborative Connections” show to bring her clients and favorite charities together to meet each other, connect and collaborate in life and business. She hopes to build a stronger community one show at a time.