Leadership Lounge

Nexstar President and CEO Jack Tester discusses various topics relating to business management and how to become a better leader in your business. Listen in as Jack shares his insights from over 20 years of developing Frank Blau’s vision of Nexstar Network  into the 640+ member organization that it is today. You’ll also hear tips and strategies for success from members who have grown their businesses with the help of Nexstar.

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Following Up with 4 Member Companies

Special Leadership Lounge Episode

In a second installation of podcast episodes dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Jack follows up with the four Nexstar member companies (The Eco Plumbers, Aux Home Services, Advanced Home Services, and Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Electrical) he spoke with two weeks ago. The owners discuss what’s changed with their employees and customers, and offer updates and anecdotes on the states of their businesses.

Featuring Eco Plumbers in Ohio; Advanced Home Services in Idaho; Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Electrical in Florida; and Aux Home Services in Alabama

Leadership Lounge Special Episode

In this special episode dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Jack speaks with the owners of four Nexstar member companies: The Eco Plumbers in Ohio; Advanced Home Services in Idaho; Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Electrical in Florida; and Aux Home Services in Alabama. The owners share some of the things they have done to engage their employees and customers. As a result of their actions, they are experiencing strong business performance. Their stories of leadership are a source of inspiration during these uncertain times.

Featuring Nexstar Member John Gennaro

Episode 74 | Leadership Development

Featuring The Eco Plumbers Owner Aaron Gaynor

Episode 73 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring Hammond Services Owner David Hammond

Episode 72 | Revenue & Profit Growth

Featuring Canadian Nexstar Member Ted Fox

Episode 71 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring Nexstar Director Of Coaching Scott Pearson

Episode 70 | Leadership Development

Featuring Ultra-Athlete, Retired Navy SEAL And Best-Selling Author David Goggins

Episode 69 | Motivating Your Team

Featuring Best-Selling Author & Motivational Speaker Jim Collins

Episode 68 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring Nexstar’s Head of Membership Sales Lisa White

Episode 67 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring Nexstar Member Chris Bishop

Episode 66 | Motivating Your Team

Featuring Nexstar Member Connor Williams  

Episode 65 | Leadership Development

Featuring Nexstar Member Kevin Wolf

Episode 64 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring Nexstar Board Member Jamie Gerdsen

Episode 63 | Motivating Your Team

Featuring Brian Williams Owner of Vancouver-Based Ashton Service Group

Episode 62 | Leadership Development

Featuring John Conway

Episode 61 | Revenue & Profit Growth

Featuring Thad David

Episode 60  | Leadership Development

Featuring Nexstar VP of Operations Julian Scadden

Episode 59 | The Journey of Leadership

Featuring Len Koglin Oowner of LenAir Air Conditioning & Heating

Episode 57 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring Brad Krause Owner of Service Professor

Episode 56 | Motivating Your Team

Featuring Author Dr. Robert Cialdini

Episode 55 | Motivating Your Team

Featuring Nexstar Marketing Coach Ed Cerier

Episode 54 | Motivating Your Team

Featuring Author & Former FBI Agent Joe Navarro

Episode 53 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring  Rob Carr Owner of Mel Carr Electric

Episode 52 | Motivating Your Team

Featuring Kate Cinnamo of the Nexstar Legacy Foundation

Episode 51 | Recruiting & Retention

Featuring Nexstar Board Member Mary Jean Anderson of Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air

Episode 50 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring Nexstar Head of Operations Julian Scadden

Episode 48 | Leadership Development

Featuring Brian Cranney Owner of Cranney Home Services

Episode 47 | Adding a New Trade

Featuring Perfect Plumbing, Heating & Air Owner Marty Cullen

Episode 46 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring Nexstar Trainer Bobby Hamilton

Episode 44 | Recruiting & Retention

Featuring  Nexstar Business Coach Jodi Peter

Episode 43 | Motivating Your Team

Featuring Jon Taffer from ‘Bar Rescue’

Episode 41 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring Author John Maxwell

Episode 40 | Leadership Development

Featuring Nexstar Board Member Jaime DiDomenico VP of Operations for Cool Today | Plumbing Today | Energy Today

Episode 39 | Revenue & Profit Growth

Featuring Wayne Boothe  Founder and CEO of Boothe’s Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing

Episode 38 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring Josh Savage Owner of  Hero Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Episode 37 | Recruiting & Retention

Featuring Phil Frasier Owner of  Frasier Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Episode 36 | Revenue & Profit Growth

Featuring Edan Bar-Lev of  Do It Right Plumbers

Episode 35 | Creating 5-Star Reviews

Featuring Nexstar Founding Member Tom Kelly Owner of Drucks Sudden Service

Episode 34 | Motivating Your Team

Featuring Nexstar Founder Frank Blau Jr.

Episode 33 | Revenue & Profit Growth

Featuring Nexstar Founding Member Dan Weltman

Episode 32 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring Nexstar Customer Experience Coach Tom Merriott

Episode 31 | Creating 5-Star Reviews

Featuring Mike Barker from Barker & Sons Plumbing & Heating

Episode 30 | Recruiting & Retention

Featuring Elaine Damschen Owner of Mainstream Electric, Heating, Cooling and Plumbing

Episode 29 | Motivating Your Team

Featuring Billy Salts Owner of Magic Valley Electric

Episode 28 | Recruiting & Retention

Featuring Josh Savage Owner of Hero Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Episode 27 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring Teacher and Magician Vin Giang Presenter at Nexstar Leadership Spotlight Meeting

Episode 26 | Motivating Your Team

Featuring Author Patrick Lencioni

Episode 25 | Leadership Development

Featuring Kip Salas Owner of Advanced Home Services

Episode 24 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

Featuring Private Consultant and Former Nexstar President and CEO  Greg Niemi

Episode 23 | Leadership Development

Featuring Roberto Luongo Founder of Bosco Home Services

Episode 22 | Breaking Through to the Next Level

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