Changing the Family Tree E66
The Tycoons welcomed Kay Bodude and Myrrie Hayes to the show to discuss a topic that should be talked about more, especially considering current events and the mental strain our society has been under this last year – mental and behavioral health. These ladies have an inspiring story to tell and it all started from a very personal experience that moved them to dedicate their lives to helping others.
Best Care truly provides the best care because the business was built on the foundation of helping people the way they would help their own family. They nurture the business by building reciprocal relationships and incorporating all aspects in-house that are needed to make the business successful.
Kay and Myrrie talk about how they are inspired to “change their family tree” to give their children choices and freedom. They followed their heart and spirit to fulfill a calling and it took hard work and dedication to make it happen, but they never gave up. They are passing on these lessons to future generations. Tune in to hear the full story and be inspired by the change Best Care is making in the community.
Best Care Behavioral Homes provides residential housing for clients that have been certified by the state of Arizona as Severally Mentally Ill (SMI).
Best Care provides a stable home setting to assist clients with community skills, medication management, counseling, activities of daily living and/or other life skills deemed necessary by their interdisciplinary team.
Residents average stay is approximately 6 months.
As numbers 13 and 14 of 14 siblings and the mothers of seven children and six children, Kay Bodude and Myrrie Hayes never imagined one day they would own and operate a multimillion-dollar company.
As early as eight, Kay can remember falling in love with the white uniforms nurses were required to wear.
When she was 22 years old, Kay became a nurse. Myrrie Hayes, on the other hand, has always been a true salesperson, from starting her own candy store delivery in elementary school to selling message-grams in Junior high.
Both of them seemed to flourish with planning, selling, and being social butterflies. Somewhere along the way they realized they had the skills. Event planning, sales, marketing, and networking were some passions and the perfect ingredients to become entrepreneurs.
Their first “legitimate” business was a uniform store. They sold medical uniforms, medical equipment, and school uniforms.
Business expanded to three locations before selling it in 2012 and moving to Arizona. In Arizona, they established themselves a new “home base.
In 2016, Kay and her husband started their own skilled home health company. Three years later they sold it for a nice profit.
During her time with her home health company, Kay noticed a need in the mental health industry and in 2017, Kay and Myrrie, along with 2 partners, filled that need by starting Best Care Behavioral Homes. Best Care Behavioral Homes, LLC, known as BCBH, has grown to be a million-dollar company in under 3 years.
A good entrepreneur has seven streams of income. Along with BCBH, Kay and Myrrie also own Best Care Staffing, Best Care Consulting, Best Care Academy, 321 Event Space Rental, MC Beauty Supply, and KM Management, their joint non-profit endeavor.
Kay and Myrrie are always looking for their next successful venture as they build a lasting legacy for their families.
About the Show
Tycoons of Small Biz spotlights the true backbone of the American economy, the true tycoons of business in America… the owners, founders and CEO’s of small businesses. Join hosts, Austin L Peterson, Landon Mance and the featured tycoons LIVE every Tuesday at 1 pm, right here on Business RadioX and your favorite podcast platform.
About Your Hosts
Austin Peterson is a Comprehensive Financial Planner and co-founder of Backbone Planning Partners in Scottsdale, AZ. Austin is a registered rep and investment advisor representative with Lincoln Financial Advisors. Prior to joining Lincoln Financial Advisors, Austin worked in a variety of roles in the financial services industry.
He began his career in financial services in the year 2000 as a personal financial advisor with Independent Capital Management in Santa Ana, CA. Austin then joined Pacific Life Insurance Company as an internal wholesaler for their variable annuity and mutual fund products. After Pacific Life, Austin formed his own financial planning company in Southern California that he built and ran for 6 years and eventually sold when he moved his family to Salt Lake City to pursue his MBA.
After he completed his MBA, Austin joined Crump Life Insurance where he filled a couple of different sales roles and eventually a management role throughout the five years he was with Crump. Most recently before joining Lincoln Financial Advisors in February 2015, Austin spent 2 years as a life insurance field wholesaler with Symetra Life Insurance Company. Austin is a Certified Financial Planner Professional and Chartered Life Underwriter. In 2021, Austin became a Certified Business Exit Consultant® (CBEC®) to help entrepreneurs plan to exit their businesses.
Austin and his wife of 23 years, Robin, have two children, AJ (21) and Ella (18) and they reside in Gilbert, Arizona. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in French and of Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in sales and entrepreneurship.
Landon Mance is a Financial Planner and co-founder of Backbone Planning Partners out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He rebranded his practice in 2020 to focus on serving small business owners after operating as Mance Wealth Management since 2015 when Landon broke off from a major bank and started his own “shop.”
Landon comes from a family of successful entrepreneurs and has a passion and excitement for serving the business community. This passion is what brought about the growth of Backbone Planning Partners to help business owners and their families. At Backbone Planning, we believe small business owners’ personal and business goals are intertwined, so we work with our clients to design a financial plan to support all aspects of their lives.
In 2019, Landon obtained the Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) designation through the Exit Planning Institute. With this certification, Backbone Planning Partners assists business owners through an ownership transition while focusing on a positive outcome for their employees and meeting the business owner’s goals. Landon is also a member of the Business Intelligence Institute (BII) which is a collaborative group that shares tools, resources and personnel, and offers advanced level training and technical support to specifically serve business owners. In 2021, Landon became a Certified Business Exit Consultant® (CBEC®) to help entrepreneurs plan to exit their businesses by counseling owners about exit options, estimating the value of the business, preparing the business for exit and tax considerations.
Landon enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, stepson, and new baby twins. He grew up in sunny San Diego and loves visiting his family, playing a round of golf with friends, and many other outdoor activities. Landon tries to make a difference in the lives of children in Las Vegas as a part of the leadership team for a local non-profit. He regularly visits the children that we work with to remind himself of why it’s so important to, “be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Landon received his B.S. from California State University Long Beach in business marketing and gets the rest of his education through the school of hard knocks via his business owner clients.
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