OUT TO LUNCH finds creative business consultant Aileen Bennett conducting business Acadiana style: over lunch. Each week Aileen invites guests from Acadiana's business community to join her. Beyond the foundations of the Acadiana economy - oil, cuisine, music - there is a vast network of entrepreneurs, small businesses, and even some of the country's largest companies who call Acadiana home. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the wider Acadiana business community. You can also hear the show on KRVS 88.7FM.
You might remember a guy called Zach Barker.
Zach used to be the director of the startup business incubator, Opportunity Machine. Zach had a basic business philosophy which he summed up in three words, “Get stuff done.” It sounds simple. But in reality, in business, the difference between success and something less is the ability to execute. Ideas are a dime a dozen. Talk is cheap. To succeed you have to get stuff done.
Both of Aileen's lunch guests on this edition of Out to Lunch Acadiana are unwitting disciples of this Zach Barker philosophy.
Tiffany DeLeon Steward is an Executive Concierge and Personal Project Manager. Through her company, The Good Steward, Tiffany offers small businesses, non-profits, and individual professionals short term, task-based assistance. Tiffany’s company’s self-described mission is “to help people grow their business so that they can enjoy the life they've earned.” Tiffany is also the chief Ice Cream Maker and CEO of Sugar Momma's Secret Confections.
Brent Henley is an industrial psychologist. He’s the founder and CEO of a company called The Pyramid Group. And author of a book called The Nexus Initiative. The Pyramid Group are consultants who work with businesses to improve everything about them - from performance to sales, including diversity, team building, leadership, and more. The Nexus Initiative, describes a whole new approach to business in which you get what you want, based on a philosophy of giving.