Doing Business Right!



We interview entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and business icons from around the country on how they are Doing Business Right! Each week, this show delivers inspiration, business tips, strategies, and real-life success stories to fuel your own success in business. We are experts on the power of words, so each of our guests brings the one word that has impacted their life and business


  • Giving

    18/04/2019 Duration: 28min

    Max Mohammadi is the Owner of Max Consulting, LLC and is the inspiration to MaxGiving, which has helped fundraise millions to nonprofit organizations. Max is a true leader and continues to inspire through his commitment to helping in the community. Max was Man of the Year, raising money to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and has been giving his time, efforts, and money to our community for over 20 years. On today's episode, Max shares his word Giving and how it has shaped his life. Born in Tehran, Iran, Max followed his uncle to Idaho and pursued his dreams here. His passion for the less fortunate, homeless, and military service men and women is inspiring. He truly knows how to do business right!

  • Gracious Hospitality - Bonus Material

    05/04/2019 Duration: 05min

    Rex Chandler is a veteran award winning restaurateur whose restaurants in Hawaii, California, and Sun Valley, Idaho, have provided a long history of fine dining experiences for Idahoans. His latest creation, Chandlers Steakhouse & Seafood, is located downtown Boise. Located at the new Hotel 43, Chandlers is an upscale dinner house specializing in prime corn fed steaks and Kobe-Style Beef. An incredible fresh seafood menu featuring delicacies from around the world and a three course prix fixe dinner menu featuring Idaho-sourced ingredients round out a menu that has already won praise from guests that have dined at Chandlers, not to mention the many awards the restaurant has received. For our Podcast audience, here is exclusive bonus material that didn't fit in our radio show time constraints. Enjoy!

  • Gracious Hospitality

    30/03/2019 Duration: 28min

    Rex Chandler is a veteran award winning restaurateur whose restaurants in Hawaii, California, and Sun Valley, Idaho, have provided a long history of fine dining experiences for Idahoans. His latest creation, Chandlers Steakhouse & Seafood, is located downtown Boise. Located at the new Hotel 43, Chandlers is an upscale dinner house specializing in prime corn fed steaks and Kobe-Style Beef. An incredible fresh seafood menu featuring delicacies from around the world and a three course prix fixe dinner menu featuring Idaho-sourced ingredients round out a menu that has already won praise from guests that have dined at Chandlers, not to mention the many awards the restaurant has received. On today's show, Rex shares his word Gracious Hospitality and how this philosophy has transformed his business. His many years of fine dining restaurant success is not by accident. He shares information to help you grow your own business!

  • Relentless

    27/03/2019 Duration: 28min

    Being immersed in a self-propelled, start-up oriented family his entire life, Idaho native Nick Schlekeway is a true visionary entrepreneur. Rigorous physical training combined with high academic accomplishment from a young age instilled the kind of self-mastery and work ethic only true leaders possess. After leading Boise State Football as a team captain to the 2007 Fiesta Bowl Championship victory over the University of Oklahoma, Nick entered the real estate industry during his tenure as a Boise firefighter. Four years later, he now is founder and CEO of Amherst Madison, the third-largest independent—and fastest-growing brokerage—in Idaho. His passion for excellence and drive for victory pushes him to conquer new frontiers while providing fulfilling careers and a dynamic culture for his agents. On today's show, Nick shares his word Relentless and how this has shown up in his life. You'll be inspired by his positive attitude and relentless approach to business!

  • Preparation

    26/03/2019 Duration: 27min

    Jeff Anderson is the Director of the Idaho Lottery. He is an executive with extensive experience in government agency administration and private sector business management. His personal adaptability and comprehensive organizational expertise contribute to successful performance. He has been recognized for constructive leadership, accurate situation analysis, practical strategies, ethical business practices, and dependability within the organization as well as industry and community groups. He is adept at understanding and handling complex issues in a variety of circumstances. He also effectively works with people at all levels and disciplines in an organization. On today's show, Jeff shares his word Preparation and how that has shown up in his life, as well as his business career. Jeff explains how preparation leads to success and shares some fun stories of individuals winning the Idaho lottery. Enjoy this fun episode highlighting business done right in government!

  • Commitment

    20/03/2019 Duration: 27min

    Alisha Phillips is a licensed Agent of New York Life Insurance Company. She proudly offers a variety of products to help meet a number of insurance and financial needs, including, but not limited to college funding, retirement, managing costs for extended periods of care and lifetime income strategies. Her many years of fundraising for non-profits has left her with a servant mentality that shows up in her business. On today's show, Alisha shares her word Commitment and how that shows up in her daily life. You'll be inspired as you hear her share how important commitment is to New York Life and why it should be important to your business.

  • Community

    17/03/2019 Duration: 27min

    Scott Curtis is CEO of Idaho Youth Ranch. He has always had a passion for teens and spent 24 years working with the YMCA. His passion and vision are evident as he shares the Idaho Youth Ranch programs and outreach. On today's show, Scott shares his word Community and how that has shown up in business for him. According to Scott, community is closely linked to compassion and he shares how these work together. You'll be inspired by his generous spirit and words of wisdom.

  • Empower

    09/03/2019 Duration: 28min

    This week we welcome Dr. Bert Glandon, President of the College of Western Idaho to our show. He has over 40 years of experience as a community college president and has taken CWI from a start-up college with 1,200 students enrolled its first semester to a college with over 33,000 registered students in only 9 years. His phenomenal growth strategies will benefit any business. Dr. Bert shares his word, Empower, and how that has shown up at CWI. He credits his incredible staff and their entrepreneurial spirits for the amazing growth his college has seen. He and his staff believe in empowering their students and that's exactly what they do!

  • Teamwork

    02/03/2019 Duration: 28min

    This week we welcome David Holsten, President & CEO of Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF). MAF flies all over the world, bringing supplies to remote areas. David just returned from 17 years in Indonesia, where he lived with his family and flew to remote air strips among the islands. David shares his word Teamwork and how he has lived a life depending on it. You won't want to miss this fascinating interview where we learn principles from a non-profit that definitely apply to all businesses!

  • Excellence

    25/02/2019 Duration: 26min

    Grant Petersen Jr. is the President and CEO of Bronco Motors in Boise, Idaho. He has been in the automotive industry since he was 9 years old. He is highly skilled in negotiation, budgeting, business planning, operations management, and coaching. His many years successfully thriving in a highly competitive market make him an expert on Doing Business Right! Grant shares his word Excellence and how it has shown up in his business. You'll be inspired by his words of wisdom and how you can find success in your own business. Grant has stood out in his competitive industry by "doing things at a higher level than anyone else does." Enjoy this fast-paced episode highlighting some Boise history and a local business icon.

  • Authentic

    24/02/2019 Duration: 25min

    Julia Rhoads is a Business Relationship Officer with Idaho Central Credit Union who partners with business owners to maximize efficiency and earnings in their banking relationship. After spending nearly 30 years in the credit union industry, Julia embodies the credit union credo of “people helping people” and credits her success to building strong relationships built on a foundation of trust and respect.  Julia shares her word authentic and how that has shown up in her career. She stands out in her field as someone willing to do what it takes to get the job done and take care of her customers. She is dedicated and volunteers her time with the HouseCheck Foundation, serving on the Boise Advisory Board.

  • Purpose

    16/02/2019 Duration: 28min

    Connie Miller is a visionary leader with over 23 years of executive level management experience. She has been with Icon Credit Union for 20 years and has served as President/CEO for the past 10. Connie led Icon from an already strong and financially sound institution to an elite institution, one with a fun and unique culture driven by higher standards. Connie has a passion for empowering others to reach their fullest potential, gain superior communication and interpersonal skills, and lead to resolve multiple and complex issues (financial, legal, human resource, operational). She believes employees can be motivated to reach peak performance if supported in the right culture and empowered by effective leadership teams, even through a fast-paced environment with high growth, constant regulatory change, and high technology demands. Connie shares her word purpose, priceless information on developing a culture of success in your organization, and talks about her book Don't Sabotage Your Career.

  • Authentic & Admiration

    15/02/2019 Duration: 26min

    Tazz Weatherly is a luxury realtor specializing in selling luxury homes in Boise, Idaho. She's young and breaking records in the real estate industry. She hosts a daily live video on social media called Real Estate with Tazz and has grown a large following because of her word that shows up in everything she does, Authentic. Josh Cormier is also a young realtor in the Boise area who is leaving his mark on the industry. He hosts an HGTV-style show called This Funky House that is a huge hit locally. He shares his word Admiration and what it has meant in his life. This dynamic duo will inspire you to reach higher in your own business!

  • Commitment & Connector

    09/02/2019 Duration: 28min

    In addition to being Vice President and Branch Manager at Mountain West Bank, Enrique Rivera is the incoming Chairman of the Board for the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is a committed family man and also volunteers his time at the Nampa Chamber of Commerce and Community Council of Idaho. Diane Bevan is the President & CEO of the Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Everyone who knows Diane well, knows that she loves to make connections. She also loves everything about business, from idea to creation. Enrique shares his word "commitment" and Diane shares hers "connector" in this fast-paced show about diversity in business and how connections change everything.

  • Influencer

    06/02/2019 Duration: 26min

    David Ferdinand is the founder and owner of Century Communications and David Ferdinand Consulting, both companies going strong for over 30 years now.  He served as a County Commissioner for 9 years and is the VP and Board Member of the God & Country Family Festival. David shares his word, influencer, and how is should show up in every business. It's no surprise he's been so successful in business for so many years.

  • Integrity

    02/02/2019 Duration: 27min

    Larry Leasure is affectionately called "Mr. Boise" because of how he has shaped the city of Boise, Idaho. Throughout his real estate career he has specialized in the acquisition and assemblage of land for major mixed-use projects including shopping centers, major historical building renovations and other commercial, industrial, office, and residential projects. He currently serves as Idaho State Director for Governmental Affairs. Larry shares his word, integrity, and how it has shown up in his business. He shares stories exhibiting this sometimes difficult, but noble trait. He truly has done so much right in his life and business. You'll be inspired by his words of wisdom!

  • Persistence

    30/01/2019 Duration: 27min

    Steve Weston is a best-selling international author and expedition chef/CEO at In The Wild Chef. He's also the director of community relations at the Nampa Chamber of Commerce in Idaho. Steve began his entrepreneurial journey at a very young age and realized success in many of his ventures. He openly shares how a business decision cost him dearly and how he learned from the mistake. His word and explanation of it will inspire you to reach higher in your own business.

  • Adventure & Persistence

    29/01/2019 Duration: 28min

    Victor and Danae Valle own the prestigious V3 Hair Studio in Meridian, Idaho. They are a couple who believes in building their business, living their dreams, and pursing life's great adventures together. They are one of the country's top hair salons and they've built a great business around their desired lifestyle. They travel a lot and have learned to live with their eyes wide open! Listen to this incredible couple as they talk about how they do business right while living the life of their dreams.

  • Influence

    26/01/2019 Duration: 27min

    Bill Klehm is COO and President of HouseCheck, a company based in Boise, Idaho, that is revolutionizing the home inspection industry. Bill grew up in Detroit and began his career at Ford Motor Company, becoming the youngest executive in the history of Ford. He then became an entrepreneur and raised 175 MILLION dollars, because no one told him he couldn't. He is always pushing the boundaries of what is possible in business and is now helping HouseCheck change the real estate industry. Bill's word, INFLUENCE, is explained in a way we've never heard. It might make you think differently about your customers and may even change the way you do business. You won't want to miss a word of this insightful episode!

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