All About Values: Markitors and PEAK Fleet E4
This was an empowering conversation of two companies leading by example and continuing to grow through the pandemic. We seem to hear too many stories about companies not making it through the pandemic, but this is not that story. These two companies are taking advantage of the opportunity to grow and expand beyond their original coverage area as well as saving budget by supporting their staff working at home. Brian and Brett discuss values, communication with staff, growing culture, diversity on teams, and kindness not getting confused with weakness.
Are you growing a conscious company during a pandemic? Are you needing to take care of your stakeholders during this crazy time? Are you interested in developing your company’s core values? Are you interested in working with an SEO to help your company grow? Are you interested in conscious capitalism and how it aligns with your company?
All of these are great reasons to listen in!
The PEAK Fleet is in the business of organizational development. Their mission is to “Help organizations succeed by creating an engaged workforce that thrives together.”
A values-based company, The PEAK Fleet was founded on four values they believe essential to any organization: Persistence, Empathy, Authenticity and Kindness. These PEAK Values® are embedded in all of their offerings and guides the approach they take for each client engagement.
PEAK Fleet Co-Founder, Brian Stinson, brings a diverse background in engineering and people systems expertise.
During his 21 years at Intel, he learned to combine the science of data and analytics with the power of empathy and authentic relationships to effectively solve real-world business problems.
In his last role with the company, Brian was responsible for the Workforce Strategy for Intel’s 60 00-person worldwide IT organization. While in this role, he decided that the balance of his career would be dedicated to Organizational Development.
For Brian, launching The PEAK Fleet represented an opportunity to help the greatest number of organizations unlock their full potential.
Markitors is an SEO company for small businesses. Voted a Best Place to Work three years in a row, the mission of Markitors is to connect small businesses with customers, and have a good time doing it.
Brett Farmiloe is the Founder & CEO of Markitors, an SEO company for small businesses. He is a frequent contributor to Forbes, Business Journal, and more outlets on the topics of marketing, careers, and entrepreneurship.
He is also the Founder of Terkel, a knowledge platform the creates community-driven content featuring expert insights.
About Our People and Profit Co-Hosts
Sarah McCraren is an Arizona native with a strong sense of community. Sarah spent many years in the corporate finance world specializing in the operational analysis, measurement and accountability systems, project management and software implementations. However, Sarah wanted to do work which was meaningful and would positively impact her community.
She found that saving lives and reducing injuries through comprehensive safety programs fit that bill. Sarah currently leads the McCraren Compliance team by keeping everyone focused on their primary purpose, creating workplaces where we all watch out for each other, and balancing the needs of all their stakeholders.
Sarah serves on the Boards for Conscious Capitalism Arizona and the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Tucson Chapter, and is also active with the Arizona Builders Alliance, Arizona Rock Products Association , Arizona Transportation Builders and Women in Mining Az.
Part of an Awesome Team
Creating Workplaces Where We All Watch Out for Each Other
Jeremy Neis is an Investment Advisor with Retirement Evolutions and a small business operator fueled by the desire to enrich the life experience. He grew up in the Chicago area and chased the sun to get a degree at the University of Arizona in human and organizational communications. After doing so, he returned to Illinois where over the next 15 years he would find joy in co-launching and growing a technology solutions company and establishing a family.
In 2014 he returned to the desert to join his current venture, Retirement Evolutions, where his focuses are: (1) Conduct planning with individuals and families so that they can maximize the likelihood of leading secure and comfortable retirements. (2) Through the business services arm, Resourceful, empower business leaders to care for the people that they will rely upon to be thriving, sustainable organizations.
Jeremy is a proud contributor to the Conscious Capitalism movement as he views it as a powerful vehicle to bring about greater prosperity and reduced suffering for our human family. Over his career he has had the privilege to work closely with hundreds of different enterprises across many markets and industries. A common theme emerges among those firms that he’s seen excel and that is to be great not just with what they are bringing to market, but also with the manner in which they are doing so.
About Our Sponsor – Conscious Capitalism Arizona
Business has the potential to be a powerful force for good.
Free enterprise capitalism has served to lift more people out of poverty than any other socio-economic system ever conceived – empowering social cooperation, human progress, and elevating humanity.
Good business is the answer to many of the global issues that humankind is facing. This is what we will dive into on the show.
We are working to change the capitalism narrative by shining a bright light on good business – telling the stories of conscious Arizona companies and encouraging others to follow in their footsteps.