April 14th, 2022 | 52 mins 50 secs
Today, our guest host David Spray is joined by Ken Krock, founding partner of Houston law firm, Rapp & Krock.
Ken talks about how being crystal clear on their culture has been a big reason for their flourishing growth and how implementing EOS, the Entrepreneur Operating System, contributed to the firm tripling in size over just the last three years.
Although Ken is a hard-nosed litigator, he also reveals a softer side by sharing his ever-growing realization that relationships are all that matters at the end of the day.
This is an interesting insight into a full-service law firm serving owners and officers of Houston-based businesses with revenues in the $5-50 million range.
March 17th, 2022 | 54 mins 38 secs
Today, our guest host David Spray talks to Bart Peterschick, the owner and CEO of Humble Sign Company, which manufactures and installs all types of commercial signs in the Houston area and beyond.
In this episode, we get a peek into Bart's background and experiences, not only as a Marine but also how Bart purchased Humble Sign company in 2010 and how he's grown it 10-fold.
Bart is incredibly committed to his team and their culture, providing breakfast tacos every morning and striving to help them grow both personally and professionally.
He shares many insights and wraps up by talking about the advice he would give his 25-year-old self, as well as the advice he gives to every new entrepreneur. Bart's story is inspiring, and his wisdom is timeless whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or considering launching your first venture.
March 7th, 2022 | 46 mins 31 secs
Today on the Christine Spray Show, our guest host, David Spray, is speaking with Gino Wickman, Founder of the Entrepreneurial Operating System and author of many books, including Traction and Rocket Fuel.
In this episode, they discuss Gino's background and how he's impacting entrepreneurs through his latest book, Entrepreneurial Leap, which primarily focuses on people considering taking the leap into entrepreneurship and contains a wealth of ideas for existing entrepreneurs as well.
Gino shares some of the feedback he's received from these entrepreneurs, saying the book alone has helped reignite their passion for their businesses. This episode gives a great overview of the book's ideas and dozens of actionable insights.
Gino's passion for helping entrepreneurs is contagious and I recommend checking out the book at e-leap.com. I've read the book and shared it with many people, and the website has many free supporting resources.
February 14th, 2022 | 59 mins 57 secs
Today on the Christine Spray Show, our guest host, David Spray, talks with Kevin Reed, Chief Operating Officer of HB Mechanical in Houston, Texas.
In this episode, Dave and Kevin discussed Kevin's background, how he entered the commercial HVAC business 10 years ago, and how he increased revenue 20-fold.
Kevin has a great servant leadership approach to running the business, and you will learn why he parks his vehicle on the side of the building in muddy gravel so his employees can park close to the building on concrete.
There are some great insights on building a world-class culture and how to attract and retain, hard-to-find technicians while growing 35% annually.
August 13th, 2021 | 48 mins 22 secs
Today on the Christine Spray Show, we are speaking with Hank Moore, a corporate strategist and president of the Management Resource Institute.
Hank shares his story, from working in the White House at a young age to being an entrepreneur and senior advisor. Over his career success, he has helped more than 6000 cities, municipalities, large corporations, and small business owners strategize and prepare for crisis management and strategic planning.
He provides organizations dealing with turnarounds, startups, mergers, and companies going public with big picture ideas they can implement to help them become more successful and achieve their goals.
There is a lot to learn from Hank's experience in this episode.
July 23rd, 2021 | 34 mins 18 secs
Today on the Christine Spray Show, we're hosting Terrance Murphy, a household name to many people in Texas.
Terrence is a great example of someone who 'walks the talk,' and we appreciate the opportunity to walk in his shoes through our interview with him in life, family, business - and his new podcast, the Real Estate Entrepreneur with Terrence Murphy.
July 2nd, 2021 | 44 mins 26 secs
Today on the Christine Spray Show, we're talking with Chris Anderson, the founder and CEO of Ledge Lounger, a company specializing in luxurious outdoor furniture design.
Ledge Lounger has been a phenomenal success over the last decade. Chris shares his story about how, as a young teenager and through college, he was a serial entrepreneur knocking on doors and learning how to build businesses before joining his dad's company after school.
He equates being in business to mountain climbing and how it's often a case of learning to love the false summits on the way to the mountain top.
June 11th, 2021 | 45 mins 37 secs
Today on the Christine Spray Show, we're speaking with Jessie McMahon, founder and owner of M7 Services, a provider of IT services, support and security to the hospitality industry.
We dive into some of the reasons Jesse believes he became successful without a college education, instead, working his way up in the technology business for over 20 years, and how being asked to help out in a hotel one time led to him actually starting his business...a business that now has over a hundred employees serving the largest hospitality division around.
May 21st, 2021 | 35 mins 6 secs
Today on the Christine Spray Show, we're talking with Emily Stoller, President and CEO of Glesby Marks, a Houston-based company specializing in individual or fleet truck leasing.
Emily shares her experience from her early career working in communications for government clients, through helping build and sell a multi-million dollar company, to today where she's used her background, MBA, and unique style to build a great team and customer base for Glesby Marks.
April 29th, 2021 | 37 mins 13 secs
Today we're speaking with Jorge Squier, Senior Vice President of GTM International, one of the largest chemical distribution companies in the world. This is a great episode with many lessons learned and insights into his success as a leader who grew a business from zero to a billion dollars.
February 27th, 2021 | 1 min 8 secs
Welcome to the Christine Spray Show. I'm looking forward to sharing conversations with CEO's talking about the stories and insights that made them successful.