Social Capital Expert Hosted By Sarah Frances McDaniel
ASHLEY STILES - COMMUNITY CREATOR, POWERHOUSE & INSPIRATIONAL LEADER

ASHLEY STILES - COMMUNITY CREATOR, POWERHOUSE & INSPIRATIONAL LEADER

September 19, 2020

Ashley, CEO and Founder of Tribe Development Company, started Tribe two years ago after working with a large, local development company on a number of notable mixed-use projects. Ashley attended college originally seeking a degree in architecture, but soon realized it was not the right fit for her. She felt she needed something that allowed for more creativity. While visiting friends in Fort Collins, Ashley met an expert in community development and realized that community creation was what she was missing. Ashley transferred to Colorado State University and spent the next five years getting her landscape architecture degree. Ashley worked on high end estates and international resort projects learning about branding and creating brand ambassadors through design for the next decade. She believes her passion for creating community comes from her Chickasaw nation roots and being able to always connect back to this community no matter how many times she moved growing up. Recreating this community experience is her passion whether in her projects or in her company. As the CEO of Tribe Development, Ashley says for her it is about unifying alignment between what we say and what we do - “it's about walking the talk” she says. Ashley doesn't believe in luck, she believes we foster our own luck by taking action towards it. She finds honesty and transparency are key when building Social Capital and that it is important to spend time understanding the other ways that people communicate so that we can do so in a way that they can receive what we are saying. Ashley encourages us to be less perfect and more brave! Instead of setting up so many boundaries for ourselves, she says “lets increase our standards”! This allows for more freedom and gives us permission to change and grow along the journey. Listen to hear how Ashley encourages us to go after our dreams without fear and encourages us to never give up on it! Ashley is a Social Capital Expert - listen today to hear how you can become one too! 

 

Name: Ashley Stiles

Company: Tribe Development Company

Email: info@tribedevco.com

Phone: 970.619.8731

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tribedevco/

Company Website: https://www.tribedevco.com/

 

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MATT ROBERTSON - VISIONARY, COLLABORATOR & “BEST IDEA WINS” LEADER

MATT ROBERTSON - VISIONARY, COLLABORATOR & “BEST IDEA WINS” LEADER

September 12, 2020

Matt, founder of Clutch Design Studio, graduated from Miami University of Ohio before moving to Denver and taking a position at Fentress Architecture where he worked on many well known Denver projects. Ten years after starting at Fentress, Matt started his own firm, Clutch Design Studio in 2010 and continued to follow his passion for design and architecture. For Matt, the true enjoyment in his career comes from the relationships he has cultivated and those he continues to gain through collaboration. At Clutch, they have a “best idea wins” approach to projects and challenges, giving everyone a voice at the table. Matt reminds us not to be afraid to hire those who are better than you to build a well rounded team. Collaboration and different experiences are key to successful projects. He encourages us to be open to crazy possibilities and free ourselves from the “box”! In Matt’s experience, relationships with his clients are based on trust and being able to establish it as early as possible. He does this by being open and genuine and listening to their needs. When building Social Capital, Matt believes we must be willing to put ourselves out there and get past the initial anxiety of connecting with people. Remember to BE YOURSELF and to be present in whatever conversation, task or situation you are in. Social capital and relationships have been the most important aspect of success for Matt and his advice is to start building your Social Capital as soon as possible! Listen to this episode to hear more about Matt’s journey to becoming a Social Capital Expert.

 

Name: Matt Robertson

Company: Clutch Design Studio

Email: matt@clutchdesignstudio.com

Phone: 303-459-2808

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clutchdesignstudio/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clutchdesigndenver/

Company Website: https://clutchdesignstudio.com/

 

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S. ROBERT AUGUST - WORLDWIDE MARKETING EXPERT & SOCIAL CAPITAL EXTRAORDINAIRE

S. ROBERT AUGUST - WORLDWIDE MARKETING EXPERT & SOCIAL CAPITAL EXTRAORDINAIRE

September 5, 2020

S. Robert, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was born into a family of entrepreneurs. His great grandfather immigrated to the states in the late 1800s and began building the family international wine and spirits and real estate business and his uncle and father continued in those footsteps. His mother’s grandfather and father built a successful commercial interior finishing business in Philadelphia as well so it is not surprising that a love for business was in Robert’s blood. Robert tells a story of his first entrepreneur effort at 6 years old, when he rented a wagon and filled it with candy and sold it door to door. Later, having to replace all of the candy after finding out it was stale, Robert learned that if you do something right, good things will happen. Robert went on to Pennsylvania State University and the Arizona State University Graduate School of International Management and began building businesses himself. Robert's best friend and wife of 48 years, Penny, is an actress and psychiatric art therapist. They have two sons working in business with him and both are entrepreneurs with companies of their own. Robert believes listening to our customers is key to understanding their needs and how we can add value in the process. Robert explains what he calls the “Twist Factor” and the importance of finding a place of understanding between both sides giving the opportunity for both sides to leave feeling good about the outcome. He encourages us to take our health seriously by creating balance, eating and sleeping well, practicing meditation, exercising, and developing tools to manage stress. Robert believes the secret to building massive Social Capital is to love humanity, be honest and have respect for others. He says we must be “Love Brokers”. Caring about our neighbor, reaching into the community, and going beyond ourselves is essential to developing strong social networks.  Listen to this episode to hear helpful tips on building your own Social Capital!

 

Name: S. Robert August

Company: Northstar Synergies

Email: robert@northstarsynergies.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/srobertaugust/

Company Website: https://www.northstarsynergies.com/

 

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GILDA ZARAGOZA - “JUST GO FOR IT!” DEVELOPER & ROMANCE LINGUIST

GILDA ZARAGOZA - “JUST GO FOR IT!” DEVELOPER & ROMANCE LINGUIST

August 29, 2020

Gilda, originally from Juarez, Mexico, moved to Colorado when she was 15. After High School, Gilda attended New York University where she studied Economics and Romance Languages. After graduation,  Gilda went into finance, working for Goldman Saks and BlackRock before realizing she wasn't passionate about finance. Gilda moved back to Colorado and got her masters degree from the University of Denver in Real Estate and Construction Management. She soon put together a development project that penciled out and she decided to go for it! Her development company was launched in 2013 and she hasn't looked back. Being from a border town gave Gilda experience in both American and Mexican cultures which taught her to adapt to diverse environments with ease. Gilda has a love for languages and speaks French, Italian, Spanish and has studied several others. Gilda’s mother had owned hotels since she was young and beginning when she was 5 years old, Gilda remembers sitting in the board meetings, and as she grew, so did her understanding of the business. After some time, the family sold the hotel business and Gilda pursued her passion for real estate. Gilda now owns Invalesco Real Estate and has successfully developed many residential projects. She understands the value of Social Capital and encourages us to stay focused on how we can be a resource to the community around us. She reminds us to be flexible and to be brave in the face of change. Listen to this episode to hear how Gilda has seen Social Capital be essential to her success!

 

Name: Gilda Zaragoza

Company: Invalesco Real Estate

Email: gilda@invalescore.com

Phone: 720.547.9405

Instagram: @invalesco_re

Facebook: @InvalescoRealEstate

Company Website: www.invalescoRE.com

 

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DEVON TILLY - WORLDWIDE PODCASTER AND INFORMATION ENTREPRENEUR

DEVON TILLY - WORLDWIDE PODCASTER AND INFORMATION ENTREPRENEUR

August 22, 2020

Devon, Art of Construction podcast host and entrepreneur, grew up in the building materials business beginning in Fargo, North Dakota before it  led him to Denver, Colorado. In 2012,  Devon became owner of Mountain View Window & Door. Devon’s love for building things and connecting people inspired him to launch the Art of Construction podcast which has over 350,000 listens from around the world! Devon believes relationships are everything and that they are essential to building a brand. Utilizing the AOC podcast, Devon is passionate about helping people reach their goals by connecting them with technologies that solve their challenges and add value to them. Devon shares what it was like to “just do it” and launch a podcast despite being terrified of public speaking! Social Capital takes human connection and Devon encourages us to “Hit them in the heart. Find out where their passion is. Then you can get into their mind and touch their soul.”  It requires putting yourself out there and overcoming our own fears to help others overcome theirs. Devon and the Art of Construction are blazing trails in the construction industry, so listen to this episode to hear more about how Devon is cultivating Social Capital and what you can do too! 

 

Name: Devon Tilly

Company: Mountain View Window & Door locally (Colorado) and Art of Construction globally

Email: devon@theaoc.us

Phone: 303-649-2217

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/devontilly/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/devon.tilly.9

 

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HOLLY SCOTT - PUBLISHER FOR COLORADO HOMES & LIFESTYLES

HOLLY SCOTT - PUBLISHER FOR COLORADO HOMES & LIFESTYLES

August 15, 2020
Holly is the Group Publisher and Vice President at Weisner Media Group and runs Colorado Homes & Lifestyles and Mountain Living magazines. Holly recognized her love for journalism and media at the young age of 12 and started her own local newspaper! People and their stories have fascinated Holly for as long as she can remember and after graduating from Colorado State University, she began her career in journalism. Holly shares stories of her time working for D magazine in Dallas and how her experience there helped set her up for the next season of her career. When Holly was encouraged during an interview to get into sales alongside her writing, she began working at the Westword in Denver. It wasn't long before Holly found herself in sales management and fell in love with leading people to success through reaching common goals. This opportunity introduced her to media management and after almost 20 years with CH&L and Mountain Living, the rest is history and the future is bright!  Holly shares her path to cultivating Social Capital was full of opportunities to show up, personally and professionally, to do what she said she was going to do, admit failure and be authentic. Holly shares how after having an “awakening” in 2007, in the recession and about to have her second child, she reassessed her values and priorities to avoid resentment and burnout. During this time, she realized the value of empathy for those around her, her own vulnerability and having patience with the process of life. She encourages us to let go of the need to control things and people and to laugh at ourselves more often! Listen to this episode to hear more about Holly’s journey to build Social Capital.  
 
 

Name: Holly Scott

Company: Mountain Living and Colorado Homes & Lifestyles

Email: hscott@chlml.com

Phone: 720-236-9292

Instagram: @hollypscott

Facebook: n/a

Company Website: www.mountainliving.com

 

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MARK WILLE - GREEN BUILDING, STORY-TELLING, SUPER-CONNECTOR

MARK WILLE - GREEN BUILDING, STORY-TELLING, SUPER-CONNECTOR

August 8, 2020

Mark Wille, a memorable, kind-hearted Super-Connector, shares how relationships have impacted his life story. Originally from a small town in Illinois, Mark Wille enjoyed a rural upbringing before entering high school where he jumped in with both feet to experience the many opportunities to connect with those around him. Wille attended college in Wisconsin and during his senior year, he realized that many of the traditional paths after college weren't right for him. He soon found himself in Mexico working with children in an orphanage.. Wille shares how this experience deeply changed his life and his perspective on health, wealth and relationships. He returned to the US and invented a product that allowed him to travel the world sharing it. After ten years, Wille grew tired of the constant travel requirements and decided to revisit the GREEN values he gained during his time at the orphanage. Wille believes recognizing our need for connection with one another is a key ingredient in developing Social Capital and attaining success in life. He encourages us to ask ourselves, “How can we daily give to one another and share our gifts to those around us?”. “Be a spark in someone's day, they may be the spark in yours!” says Wille. Listen to hear more about building Social Capital - Wille style!

 

 

Name: Mark Wille

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-build-small-casitas-wille/

 

 

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SALLA PALOS - PIONEER, INNOVATOR AND INTEGRATOR (Microsoft’s Center of Innovation)

SALLA PALOS - PIONEER, INNOVATOR AND INTEGRATOR (Microsoft’s Center of Innovation)

August 1, 2020

Salla, originally from Finland moved to the United States five years ago, after receiving her masters degree in Architecture in Finland where she started her journey in the AECO (Architect Engineering Construction Owner Operations) industry. Salla became hooked on developing information technology integration tools for the construction process.  Prior to leaving Finland, she was the project manager for a European Union funded Smart City project. Upon arriving in the US Salla worked with a general contracting firm to gain understanding into that side of the business. In 2018, Salla joined Microsoft’s Real Estate and Security Organization - Center of Innovation - where she is now the Director of Transformation Services and pioneering the Digital Building Lifecycle. Here she is discovering how the physical environment fits with the social environment and then add to it the digital environment to accumulate data that can be used throughout the construction process. Salla shares with us her experience being an immigrant to the US and how she has built new connections and relationships in her life. Salla embarked on her path to building a new life with an “end in mind” approach. She made a plan and layed out the actions she would need to take to arrive at the destination she desired. In this episode, Salla shares some of the actions that she took to build Social Capital and how they may work for us too! Salla encourages us to be brave and fearless when approaching new opportunities. She reminds us that curiosity will keep things fun and help us stay open minded. Listen as Salla shares about her experience with the Open Innovation approach and her “don't quit” mindset. She reminds us that “Everything is difficult until you do it for the first time” so just have the courage to go for it!

 

Name: Salla Palos 

Company: Microsoft

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sallaeckhardt/

 

 

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PAUL GORTZIG - COMPASSIONATE LEADER & MARKETING MASTER

PAUL GORTZIG - COMPASSIONATE LEADER & MARKETING MASTER

July 25, 2020

Paul, the Director of Sales for the BOKKA Group, works with builders from all over the country helping them with all facets of their marketing strategy. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Paul began his journey in the home building industry in 1988 as a new home sales agent for a local builder. In 2000, Paul had the opportunity to take a leadership role as a Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a regional home builder. This gave him the opportunity to train and lead a team of salespeople. In this episode, Paul shares the lessons his experience has taught him and shows us how the principles of relationship development are effective no matter the industry. Paul takes a holistic approach to leadership and believes having compassion towards one another and understanding how our actions impact others can make all the difference in leading.  “Leadership isn't a title, it is an attitude”, Paul says, and he is passionate about helping others achieve their goals. Paul believes collaboration is key in today’s business world and he shares how we can be better when we work together. Listen to Paul’s episode to hear his insight into building Social Capital.

 

Name: Paul Gortzig

Company: The Bokka Group

Email: paul@bokkagroup.com

 

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STACY TAUBMAN - ENTREPRENEUR, AUTHOR, SPEAKER & ONE WHO EMPOWERS OTHERS

STACY TAUBMAN - ENTREPRENEUR, AUTHOR, SPEAKER & ONE WHO EMPOWERS OTHERS

July 18, 2020

Stacy, founder and CEO of Rise Collaborative Workspace, is from St. Louis, Missouri and started her career as a high school math teacher. She is amazed at where her journey has taken her and in this episode she shares personal stories that can inspire us all. Stacy always had aspirations of high level leadership and a passion for helping people reach their full potential. In 2012, Stacy started her first company, “Girls Dreaming Big” where she found great success in supporting high school girls overcome obstacles and develop a sense of community during high school. She loved being an entrepreneur, but realized working alone most of the time that she desired more professional interaction. She started interviewing successful women (over 300 in total) to understand what their needs were, what they had done to get where they were and what advice they had for her and other women. This is where her vision for Rise Collaborative was born. In 2016, Stacy opened her first Rise Workspace in St Louis with 6,000 sq. ft. and had over 200 members within the first year and she soon realized it is about more than just the space; it is about community. Stacy has since opened a Rise Collaborative in Denver and doubled in size, both in  members and physical locations. Stacy shares with us that one of the biggest predictors in business success is access to Social Capital. At Rise, they do this by helping their members be connected to the right people and having a very intentional network. For Stacy, being a trusted resource and someone others can count on is essential to building Social Capital. She encourages us to be open minded about how relationships may impact our life now and in the future - we never know what part someone may play in the story of our life. Stacy reminds us that it is important to have a “long game” mindset and not be focused only on “what’s in it for me?” as we cultivate relationships and grow Social Capital. Listen to this episode to hear Stacy’s personal stories of overcoming challenges and finding success as she launches into the next phase of Rise Collaborative’s growth!

 

Name: Stacy Taubman

Company: RISE Collaborative Workspace

Email: info@riseworkspace.com

Phone: 720-541-8558

Instagram: @stacytaubman

Facebook: RISE Collaborative Workspace

Company Website: www.riseworkspace.com

 

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