LEADERSHIP LOWDOWN InMedia with Rick McCartney and Conscious Capitalism Arizona with Brian Mohr
Conscious Capitalism Arizona Chapter President, Brian Mohr, and InMedia Publisher & CEO, Rick McCartney, join U & Improved Founder and Leadership LowDown Host, Jodi Low, in the studio to discuss how the concept of leadership is changing, what comes first – profit or purpose, the rise of technology, and why so many people are unhappy with their work experience.
Rick McCartney has been publishing in Phoenix for the past eighteen years. He is President and CEO of InMedia, a tech company that is developing multiple mobile apps and data-driven tech products, and produces many local, regional and national publications and media products including the In Business Magazine brand, Vicinity Magazines brand and community publications, marketing automation tools, social media platforms and websites.
Rick’s first publishing venture was the affluent lifestyle magazine, Arizona Corridors Magazine which quickly became a local success. His high editorial standards and creative design background brought Arizona Corridors to a level of success unseen in the Arizona market at the time. Upon the sale of Arizona Corridors Magazine, McCartney worked as Custom Publishing Group Manager at the Gannett owned Arizona Republic where he managed multiple publication titles.
He serves as Vice Chairman of the board at One-N-Ten, an organization that takes LGBTQ youth off the streets. He is a member of Project Jigsaw, a strong committee under Equality Arizona, working hard to change Arizonas foster care system. Junior Achievement volunteer teacher. Past Chairman of the Board of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. He serves an Executive Board Director of the Phoenix Film Foundation. McCartney is past chairman of the Maricopa Workforce Connections Board where he works to create job opportunities for both the disadvantaged and unemployed. Governor Brewer (Ariz.) appointed McCartney to the Workforce Arizona Council where he served as chairman of the Marketing Committee where he has worked to re-brand the workforce entity in Arizona to Arizona@Work.
Connect with Rick on LinkedIn.
InMedia is a multi-media content development and delivery company dedicated to building an authentic audience experience through print, digital and filmed media.
In April of 2000, Brian Mohr became a founding member of a job board called Jobing.com. Over an 11-year period, he helped build the company to nearly 400 employees and $38M in revenue.
He’s seen, first-hand, the power of values, the power of culture, and the power of unwavering purpose. When done right, those make the ultimate competitive advantage.
Brian started Y Scouts with the belief that today’s leaders must authentically connect to the purpose and values of the organizations they lead. If disconnected, the strength of their experience (i.e. their résumé) will only compensate for so long. Brian joined the board of Conscious Capitalism in January of 2016 to more fully engage with other leaders who are making a meaningful difference.
Brian’s other endeavors include playing guitar, perfecting his Texas hold ’em skills, and traveling to see his favorite musicians and bands.
Connect with Brian on LinkedIn.
Conscious Capitalism is a philosophy about capitalism that reflects the potential of businesses to make a positive impact on the world. It provides a framework for businesses to be held accountable for the actions they take, employing conscious leaders with a vision and purpose beyond simply making money for themselves. They endeavor to create financial, intellectual, social, cultural, emotional, spiritual, physical and ecological wealth (capital) for all their stakeholders.
The Leadership Lowdown was created to share the REAL story behind valley leaders’ rise to the top, and the truth about what it takes to TRULY succeed in life and business. Hear the raw stories of these leaders’ journeys…the pitfalls, the victories, and all of the heartaches and triumphs in between.
ABOUT YOUR HOST
Jodi Low is an accomplished corporate trainer, inspirational speaker, and the Founder and CEO of U & Improved. Jodi has trained thousands of entrepreneurs and executives on how to build a booming business, master a mindset for success, and achieve the lifestyle they desire through heart-fueled leadership.
Through U & Improved—an award-winning personal and professional leadership development company based in Scottsdale—Jodi has redefined traditional leadership training by creating a sustainable and actionable model that is personal, challenging and meaningful to each and every individual who enrolls in any of the two-and-a-half-day experiential training classes. She and her elite training team have advanced the charge in heart-based leadership
development and empower U & Improved graduates with knowledge, tools and awareness to immediately be more effective and responsive leaders at work, home and within their communities.
Among her many accomplishments as a Valley leader, Jodi launched a teen leadership program in 2014 to empower young adults to become more confident, motivated and focused stewards of our future. In 2016, she founded a non-profit arm of the company—the U & Improved Leadership Foundation—that makes the program more accessible to deserving teens.
Jodi has been recognized by industry publications and organizations for her work in leadership development and serves as a source of inspiration within the community. In 2015, she was honored as an “Outstanding Women in Business” by the Phoenix Business Journal and by the Phoenix Suns and National Bank of Arizona with the “Amazing Women” award. She has received both the prestigious “Diversity Leader of the Year” and the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce’s “Sterling Award.” She was also awarded a Silver Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 and was a finalist for the Junior League of Phoenix’s Valley Impact Award. Jodi is a devoted single parent who volunteers her time at her daughters’ school programs and with organizations such as Angel Mamas, where she’s served on the board for three years.