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How to Make a Difference by Taking Risks & Selling with Noble Purpose!


We discuss how executives can make a difference personally & professionally by combining business acumen with interpersonal skills in this edition of Global Leader Radio!™ Becky Blalock and Lisa McLeod joined host Alvin C. Miles to share their passion and experiences as they discussed the value of education, focusing on noble purpose & being more accepting of risks.

Here are seven takeaways from our discussion:


  1. People who “sell” with a sense of noble purpose drive more revenue.
  2. As human beings we are programmed to be negative.
  3. If you want to be a strong leader, it has to begin within!
  4. Don’t ignore the importance of mentoring and coaching.
  5. “Dogs don’t chase parked cars!”
  6. How will the customer be different by doing business with us?
  7. Pay as much attention to your next boss, as your next position.

Listen in as Becky and Lisa describe the value proposition of an Executive MBA Program. Add these insights to your leadership toolkit to help increase YOUR influence. Leadership IS a conversation!

Becky Blalock/ Managing Partner, Advisory Capital

Becky Blalock is the Managing Partner at Advisory Capital, a strategic consulting firm that provides business management and leadership development expertise for various companies involved in the energy, information technology, and medical industries.

As the former Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Southern Company, she spent almost a decade directing IT strategy and operations across nine subsidiaries of Southern Company, leading more than 1,100 employees in information technology delivery to one of America’s most respected companies.

In addition to her work in information technology, Blalock spent over two decades serving Southern Company in various other leadership positions including accounting, finance, marketing, corporate communications, external affairs, and customer service.

A sought-after speaker, Blalock has long been recognized as a thought leader in the IT and Utility industries.Energy Biz magazine named her CIO of the year in 2009, Computer World magazine named her a Premier IT Leader, and she is listed among the Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.

Blalock serves on the boards of Electric Power Research Institute, The Georgia Regents University, CSI Laboratories, First Century Energy, Ideastring and Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics.She also Chairs the Advisory Board of Emory Healthcare. A graduate of Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Georgia, she was named a Fellow of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation in 2001.

Blalock has received a host of honors including the 2011 Legacy Award from Women in Technology and the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia CIO Leadership Association. An advocate for women and children, Blalock has been recognized as a Power Woman by Atlanta Woman Magazine and received the Shining Star Award from the Atlanta Women’s Foundation.

Blalock successfully completed the program for Management Development at Harvard University. She holds a master’s degree with honors in finance from Mercer University and an undergraduate degree in business administration from State University of West Georgia.
Contact Becky: (404) 510-0438,


Lisa McLeod/ Owner, McLeod & More, Inc.

Lisa Earle McLeod is the best selling author of Selling with Noble Purpose. She is a sales leadership consultant. Organizations like Apple, Kimberly-Clark and Pfizer hire her to help them create passionate, purpose-driven sales organizations.

Lisa began her career with Procter & Gamble, where she established herself as a sales leader and highly-skilled sales coach. After leaving P & G she went on to become the Vice President of Business Development and National Accounts at Vital Learning (formerly McGraw-Hill Training Systems).

She established her own firm in 1993. She’s spent over 10,000 hours coaching sales people and leaders and has conducted over 500 workshops and keynotes.

Lisa and her husband Bob live in Atlanta. They are the parents of two fabulous teenage daughters.

Contact Lisa: (770) 985-0760,


Which Book Has Most Impacted Your Leadership Ability?





What Can YOU Learn from an Executive MBA Program?

We discuss how executives can gain a personal & professional advantage by learning to combine business acumen with interpersonal skills in this edition of Global Leader Radio!™ Mark Kill and Keric Shanahan joined host Alvin C. Miles to discuss the practical value of an Executive MBA education.

Here are seven takeaways from our discussion:


  1. Forgo technology for a personal touch.
  2. Be conscious of timeliness & cultural differences in interactions with others.
  3. Feedback is a gift!
  4. Give back and stay connected.
  5. Nurture your network!
  6. Notify your support system before classes begin.
  7. Document personal growth throughout the program & use this to your advantage.

Listen in as Mark and Keric describe the value proposition of an Executive MBA Program. Add these insights to your leadership toolkit to help increase YOUR influence. Leadership IS a conversation!

Mark Kill/ Chief Operating Officer, Cooper Carry

Under Mark Kill’s leadership, Cooper Carry continues to enhance its ability to deliver creative project solutions with exceptional professional service. Prior to joining Cooper Carry, Mark was a Partner at THW Design where he specialized in commercial, hospitality, senior-living, and transportation projects. Notable senior living projects under his direction include Lenbrook’s Expansion and Renovation in Atlanta, Georgia and Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia. His area of expertise is in Team-oriented project programming, documentation, coordination, delivery and management. While with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, he worked on temporary assignment on the King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Prior to SOM, Mark worked at The H.K. Ferguson Company in Cleveland, Ohio. His international experience includes various project assignments in Western Europe and Saudi Arabia.

Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Ohio State University in 1977. He also earned a Master of Business Administration in 2009 from Kennesaw State University’s Executive MBA Program. Mark earned his Certified Aging Services Professional (CASP) credentials in conjunction with Leading Age. The coursework consisted of three core modules centered on senior living community administration, management and aging residents and physical and financial environmental management. The CASP certification requires biennial continuing education. Mark is also a Construction Specifications Institute Construction Documents Technologist Certificate holder and a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects where he served on the Board of Directors and was the State Coordinator for the Intern Development Program for seven years. Mark also serves as a Team Coach for Coles’ Executive MBA Program and is the Vice-Chair Elect for Lenbrook’s Board of Directors.

Prior to Cooper Carry, Mark joined THW Design in 1991 as a Managing Architect for Delta Air Lines’ Terminal Expansion in Cincinnati and named an Associate in 1996 and a Partner in 1999. Before joining THW, he worked as a Project Architect for COOPER CARRY, Atlanta (1986-1991), as Technical Coordinator, Architectural Staff and Intern Architect for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago (1978-1986) and as an Intern Architect at The H.K. Ferguson Company, Cleveland Ohio (1977-1978). Mark’s focuses were predominantly large-scale office, hotel and mixed-use developments.

Mark is married with three children and he enjoys outdoor activities with his family including gardening, camping, hiking and jogging. He also finds collegiate team sports and music exciting.

Contact Mark: (404) 237-2000,


Keric Shanahan/ Director of Global PMO, Experis

In his current role, Keric’s organization provides professional services in IT, Engineering, Accounting, and Finance to a variety of international and domestic clients.

Keric’s career path spans from being an entrepreneur to working 18 years for a Fortune 10 company. He considers his core competence to be “a bridge builder” and he has a strong customer experience background that blends well with his business acumen. His career experiences and academic background allows him to be successful in bridging the gap between client needs and the needs of the business.

Keric received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University where he majored in Economics and French. In 2003, he completed his graduate studies at Kennesaw State University’s Executive MBA Program.


Contact Keric: (678) 230-3762,


Which Book Has Most Impacted Your Leadership Ability?




Using PRIDE & Leadership to Earn Success!


In this edition of Global Leader Radio!, we discuss how to use PRIDE & Leadership to overcome your obstacles and succeed in life!  Alvin C. Miles interviewed Dr. Joe Profit as he discribed his journey from the cotton fields as the son of a sharecropper to the football field and now to success in the field of business.

Here are seven takeaways from our discussion:


  1. Success has many phases / faces.
  2. P.R.I.D.E. = Professional Results In Daily Effort.
  3. You can be born with entrepreneurship or it can be learned.
  4. Don’t be out-worked, out-thought or out-inspired!
  5. You can’t teach intelligence!
  6. Appearance, Approach, Attitude.
  7. If they can’t break your spirit, they can’t break you.

Listen in as Joe tells us his surprising and revolutionary discoveries. Add these insights to your leadership toolkit to help increase YOUR influence. Leadership IS a conversation!

Joe Profit/ Founder, President & CEO, Multimedia Concepts Group, LLC

Dr. Profit is one of those unique people whose contribution ranges from the world of sports to business to a philanthropist. A former American football running back with the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL), Joe enjoyed two seasons, plus part of a third, with the Falcons before moving to the New Orleans Saints. He was selected in the first round with the seventh overall pick in the 1971 NFL Draft. In his three seasons in the NFL, he rushed 133 times for 471 yards and three touchdowns. He spent the 1974 season with the Birmingham Americans and 1975 with the Birmingham Vulcans, both of the World Football League. He played college football at Northeast Louisiana University.

For the past three decades, Profit has enjoyed the innovation in management within the information technology industry, where he has established and succeeded in building stable and competitive information technology firms. Profit, founder of his own technology firm, has extensive experience in the multi-media industry, and has provided leadership in the integration of wireless networks, broadcasting, advertising, marketing and sales, product branding, e-commerce, on-line provisioning, and capital funding.

Profit is also the founder of “INC. Magazine”, ranked as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in America, for three consecutive years. Profit holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, from University of Louisiana and a Doctor of Philosophy from Haywood University and an honorary doctorate from Logos Graduate School.

In 1994 Dr. Profit was inducted into the Business and Professional Hall of Fame, and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1999. Dr. Profit has received numerous awards, including America’s Best and Brightest Businessman Award, the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s Award, the Nevada Chamber of Commerce Businessman of the Year Award and the recipient of the “Granville T. Woods Award for Outstanding CEO”; he has also been featured in USA Today, and the Money Section in the Wall Street Journal.

For the past ten years, Profit has dedicated the majority of his professional career with furthering the interest of Youth United for Prosperity (YUP) a national 501©(3) non-profit Organization. Founded in 1995 by Dr. Profit, he serves as its Chairman and CEO. The PRIDE Institute a division of YUP and promotes the “Legends & Kids” program through the NFL Alumni as a benefactor. Profit is also the President and CEO of the NFL Alumni Atlanta chapter. In his professional capacity, Profit is the founder, President and CEO of Multimedia Digital Broadcast Corporation.

Contact Joe: (866) 663-2608 x 103,


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