Ditch Digger CEO is a podcast that makes entrepreneurial wisdom from the world's greatest business minds accessible for professionals everywhere. We tell the real stories of people who have risen to the top. Their raw wisdom, unfiltered mistakes, and the lessons they've learned along the way go straight from their mouths to your ears.
We're here to remind our listeners that big dreams, hard work, and persistence can make any corner of the world brighter and bolder. Whether you're a veteran CEO and entrepreneur or you're just starting out, Ditch Digger CEO can be your secret sauce to success, differentiation, and how to get ahead in a meaningful, fulfilling way.
08/19/2021 • 1 hour and 32 mins
Best-selling author and host of the “Undefeated Marketing” podcast, Phillip Stutts (@phillipstutts), comes from the cutthroat world of political and corporate marketing and has been described as a “marketing maverick reshaping business success using the secret formula that gets presidents elected.” Contributing to 1,407 election victories, including three U.S. Presidential victories and working with multiple Fortune 200 companies, Phillip plays the game of political and corporate marketing on the highest level, battling it out with fierce competition, multi-billion-dollar budgets, and a win or die mentality. He is the founder and CEO of Win BIG Media (a corporate marketing agency) and Founder/Executive Chairman of Go BIG Media (a political marketing ad firm).
08/06/2021 • 1 hour and 06 mins
Pastor Corey Brooks (http://projecthood.org/) is the founder and Senior Pastor of New Beginnings Church of Chicago and founder and CEO of Project H.O.O.D Communities Development Corporation. He established New Beginnings Church of Chicago in November 2000 in the heart of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhood - this opportunity was his first glimpse into the despair in the city of Chicago and served as the catalyst to his ongoing efforts to date. In this episode, we talk about Pastor Corey’s process of Vision Casting, and how he used it to start ProjectHOOD. We also talk about how he changed the lives of numerous people in Chicago with his project.
05/04/2021 • 1 hour and 21 mins
Rob Wilson (@employco) is president of Employco USA. Employco is a national HR outsourcing firm whose customized business solution have made them one of the top privately held HR outsourcing companies in the country. They work with companies to tailor outsourced solutions for payroll, HR, employee benefits and workers’ compensation insurance while reducing clients’ expenses by leveraging their substantial buying power.
03/30/2021 • 1 hour and 30 mins
Charles G. (Chuck) Hall IV is the Chairman of Vitality Living and founder and CEO of Charles Hall Construction, LLC. Vitality Living is a team of seasoned retirement living professionals passionate about creating vibrant communities for older adults, regardless of physical and/or cognitive challenges.
03/16/2021 • 1 hour and 30 mins
Jeff Wald is the Founder of Work Market, an enterprise software platform that enables companies to manage freelancers (acquired by ADP). Jeff has founded several other technology companies, including Spinback, a social sharing platform (acquired by salesforce.com) Jeff is an active angel investor and startup advisor, as well as serving on numerous public and private Boards of Directors..
02/16/2021 • 1 hour and 41 mins
Mike Berland is the Founder and CEO of Decode_M, an insights and analytics firm research and analytics firm that decodes data into momentum for its clients. In a world that runs on data, Mike strongly believes that everything is knowable, you just have to know where to look. Throughout his career, he has represented prominent political figures, major companies and social movements.
Ditch-Digger CEO is a podcast on climbing to the top of the ladder no matter where you start. It's for those with big, bold ideas who want to learn from the experiences of some of the most successful people in the world.
MEET OUR HOSTS:
In the Spring of 1981, Gary Rabine was a senior in high school trying to decide which way his future would go. While his friends were busy preparing for college, Gary was dreaming of starting a landscaping or paving business. With the experience he gained laboring and running heavy equipment for his dad's small business, he knew he could do it.
One afternoon in his schools cafeteria, surrounded by college-bound friends, Gary was asked what his college plans were. When he replied that he planned to save money to start a business, a smart ass friend eagerly termed him a "Ditch-Digger", loudly laughing “Gary's going to be a Ditch Digger”.
Gary harnessed this memory and used it to motivate him to walk his own path. 37 years later, Gary Rabine has grown Rabine Paving and many others businesses which are now the Rabine Group of Companies. This podcast is about stories like his. From "ditch-digger" to the founder/CEO of a national facilities services empire.
Quinton James is a founding partner of True Mentors, a unique and dynamic mentorship platform that connects young entrepreneurs with successful CEOs and business leaders.
Quinton brings a great sense of humor and energy to our Ditch-Digger CEO podcast. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, he questions our guest from a young, fresh paradigm, one that values work ethic and execution.
His questions always help to bring out the secrets of our guests' success. Quinton gives great insight on how stories can inspire, motivate, and offer hard-but-valuable truths about the journey to success.