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Zero Excuses: There is time for reflection

September 24, 2020

There is time for reflection | Kelly Garrett With a mission to change the state of education in St. Louis, our next guest is nothing short of amazing. Kelly Garrett is the Executive Director of the KIPP St. Louis Charter School and one of the most significant education leaders in the city. During his six years there, they've opened up six new schools, serving hundreds of students. He also balances work with soccer practice and cello lessons for two growing boys. How does Kelly do it? He [...]

Saying “No” is Saying “Yes” To Your Values: Lessons Learned from Zero Excuses Guests

September 23, 2020

John O’Leary of John O’Leary Inspires recognizes that if you’re saying yes to everything, you may be missing out on the most important things.   “I love the concept of yes. And it must always be counterbalanced with this idea that if you say yes to everything, you're saying no to probably the most important things.” John O’Leary Author and Founder of John O’Leary Inspires, Episode 15.  A skill most seasoned leaders have is a honed ability t [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for action

September 10, 2020

There is time for action | John O'Leary When my next guest, John O'Leary, was just nine years old, he wasn’t expected to live. Having suffered burns over a hundred percent of his body after a terrible accident. Now, his life's mission is to teach others how to truly live through his inspirational books, coaching podcasts, and speaking engagements.  How did he do it? He makes Zero Excuses, and without question, he truly embodies the ethos of what this show is all about. After You [...]

GadellNet Becomes Certified B Corporation

September 4, 2020

GadellNet has become part of an important movement. We have become a certified B Corporation.   After a rigorous vetting process to ensure we meet the standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, we join other for-profit companies like Patagonia, Athleta, and Allbirds as a certified B Corp.   B Corp is made up of over 3,000 businesses in over 70 countries, across 150 industries inspiring tens of thousands of other co [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for listening

August 27, 2020

There is time for listening | Kristen Wild and Ryan McClure This episode we’re doing something a bit different featuring two guests, who have a passion for others, a passion for pouring into St. Louis, and who have made careers out of giving back.  Kristen Wild, Executive Director at Operation Food Search and Ryan McClure, Executive Director at Gateway Arch Park Foundation, highlights the opportunity to use our gifts for good. How do they do it? They know their values and seek the Zero [...]

Selecting a Chromebook

August 12, 2020

It’s August, and more schools are heading back into session with every passing week. For many children, “in session” means actively working online at least some portion of every week. If you are a parent of a 1:1 school system, you’re likely receiving directions from your child’s school about the device your child will use, and there’s a 60% chance that device will be a Chromebook.  If your school isn’t providing a device, or you’re interested to purchase a Chromebo [...]

Three Leaders’ “Zero Excuses” Reaction to the Pandemic

August 4, 2020

Since the onset of the global pandemic, the host of Zero Excuses podcast, Nick Smarrelli, has had the chance to chat with over 15 business leaders in both St. Louis and Indianapolis. These remote conversations were enlightening, humbling, and often emotional. These small business leaders chose to take this uncertain time, this time of many unknowns, and forge ahead the best way they knew how.  Here are three of our favorite perspectives.  1. Marcia Barnes: “I choose not to par [...]

Chad Nelson: Top 10

July 31, 2020

To celebrate Chad Nelson’s tenth anniversary with GadellNet, we decided to put a top 10 together all about Chad. He brings so much to the table and we honestly don’t know where we would be without his technical expertise and his awesome attitude. Work Ethic Chad's work ethic is incredible. He keeps the customer in mind when he works through a problem and fever loses site of getting the customer up and running. His priorities are always customer-centric. He is always willing to go abo [...]

5 Features to Consider When Choosing Your Personal Laptop

July 30, 2020

Between staying home more often during the COVID-19 pandemic and schools starting back up in various ways, you might be one of many people on the hunt for a new personal laptop. The market is saturated with options. It can be hard to wade through the many features and benefits and understand what would be the best laptop for you. First of all, as you look through the features, you need to keep in mind how you will use this laptop. For instance, if you're not a gamer, you won't need the best [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for learning

012: There is time for learning | Tracy Hutton One of the largest real estate companies in Indianapolis is Century 21 Scheetz. And it’s run by CEO and Co-owner, Tracy Hutton. Tracy is the mother of two grown children, an influential leader fighting for the homeless community, and a fierce advocate for young girls.Growing up she didn’t have a role model for what it looked like to be a mother with a career. Yet, through a strong support network, the partnership of her business mentor, Mick [...]