Good Business

| with Dr. Charlotte Shelton and Jim Blake | Archived Program
Good Business

Program Overview

In this time of spiritual awakening on our planet, the key to the success of any business is to learn the spiritual tools that will inspire and motivate employees at the soul level. Here at Unity, we call it “Good Business.” Dr. Charlotte Shelton, president and CEO of Unity, and Jim Blake, CIO and vice president of operations at Unity Village, talk with innovative thought leaders who are successfully bringing Spirit into the workplace. Developing the spiritual potential of our workplace will help us engage the human spirit and inspire employees to live their best life while contributing to the success of the company’s bottom line.

This program was previously hosted by Drs. Charlotte Shelton and Martha Lynn. In July, 2010, Jim Blake replaced co-host Martha Lynn, who resigned from Unity Village to focus on other opportunities.

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The ideas and opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect the teachings of Unity. Unity respects a wide range of spiritual thoughts and beliefs, as reflected in the diverse range of subjects presented on Unity Online Radio.

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  • Original air date: Monday, March 14, 2011
    Episode Description:
    John Schuster’s new book, The Power of Your Past: The Art of Recalling, Reclaiming and Recasting, is in sharp contrast to “nowness” philosophers who argue that our past has little value. It has great value, but we don’t use it well. Schuster shows the many ways we ignore, distort or become captive to our pasts, and explains how we can tap into this treasure trove of wisdom by revisiting and reframing our experiences.
  • Episode: David Weigelt
    Original air date: Monday, March 07, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Our guest today is David Weigelt, chief marketing strategist, partner and co-founder of Immersion Active, the only Internet marketing agency in the United Stated focused solely on helping companies use the Internet to connect with baby boomers and seniors through dynamic interactive experiences.
  • Episode: R. Lee Harris
    Original air date: Monday, February 28, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Listen in as we speak to special guest R. Lee Harris, president/CEO of Cohen-Esrey Real Estate Services and author of The Customer Is King! We will be discussing how Lee uses Unity principles in managing this successful business.
  • Episode: Joan Borysenko
    Original air date: Monday, February 21, 2011
    Episode Description:
    In this episode, Dr. Joan Borysenko talks about her new book Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive. Revival from burnout is always about the recovery of lost authenticity. It’s waking up to who we really are and realizing that heaven is not a destination, but a state of mind. If being fried can bring us to the point where we reconnect to our own true nature, then it’s worth every moment of separation to rediscover the heaven that has been inside of us all along.
  • Original air date: Monday, February 14, 2011
    Episode Description:
    John Adams, Ph.D., has been at the forefront of Organization and Transformation since 1969. In retirement, he now works with doctors in India setting up screening centers and also works locally to foster self reliance and resilient communities in preparation for an increasingly unpredictable future.
  • Original air date: Monday, February 07, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Our guest on this episode is Bill Luke, founder of Friendship Publications. Join us as we discuss how Bill and his wife Adelene used Unity principles in their publishing company.
  • Original air date: Monday, January 17, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Join us and guest David Wolfe, an internationally recognized customer behavior expert in middle-age and older markets. We'll discuss his newest book, Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit From Passion and Purpose.
  • Original air date: Monday, January 10, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Margaret Benefiel is the CEO of ExecutiveSoul, a teacher at Andover Newton Theological School in Boston in the area of spirituality and organizational leadership and a popular author. Join us as we discuss her new book, The Soul of Supervision.
  • Original air date: Monday, December 13, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Our guest today, Tom Stone, examined the nature of human conditioning to discover insights about exactly what holds our conditioning in place, and what makes it hard for people to make positive changes in how they function. He discovered why people struggle with problems like anxiety, stress and trauma and how to dramatically upgrade their ability to rapidly and thoroughly resolve such problems, greatly increasing their productivity. Join us for this discussion.
  • Original air date: Monday, December 06, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Special guest Jim Smith is director of the Global Center for Conscious Capitalism. Join us as we discuss three principles of conscious capitalism and the spirit of making money by expanding the idea of capital and investment.
  • Episode: Resilience
    Original air date: Monday, November 29, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Resilience is the ability to absorb high levels of disruptive change while displaying minimal dysfunctional behavior. Dr. Linda Hoopes is an industrial/organizational psychologist that we first interviewed in June 2010. Join us as we discuss further how spirituality affects our resilience.
  • Original air date: Monday, November 22, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Many people take their life’s dash—that precious time between arrival and departure from this world—for granted. Today Michele Mattia, CC, life design coach, business and creative strategist, and inspirational speaker, teaches us how to design our life’s dash to deepen our awareness and understanding of True Self, as well as honoring our unique gifts and talents.
  • Episode: Sallie Felton
    Original air date: Monday, November 15, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Joining us today is Sallie Felton, radio show host, life coach, hypnotherapist, author, facilitator and inspirational speaker. Sallie's popular radio program A Fresh Start With Sallie Felton hosts various guests and is designed to provide conscious-raising topics to empower listeners. She is also the co-author of several books, including the anthologies Stepping Stones to Success with Deepak Chopra and other luminaries, and now GPS for Success with Stephen Covey, John Gray, Les Brown and other great thought leaders.
  • Original air date: Monday, November 01, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Rick Maurer is an advisor to leaders in large organizations on how to plan and implement successful change. Join us today as we discuss his book, Beyond the Wall of Resistance: Why 70% of Changes Still Fail and What You Can Do About It.
  • Original air date: Monday, October 11, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Our guests this week are Cindy Graham and Krizia Irish, inventors and owners of Meaning to Pause®. These bracelets remind wearers to stop, pause and redirect their thoughts on what is important to them. Join us for this meaningful conversation.
  • Original air date: Monday, October 04, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Imagine ... doing what you love every day and getting paid to fulfill your destiny. Our guest this week, Terri Maxwell, president and CEO of the company Succeed on Purpose, helps people find their purpose and build a plan that brings everything into alignment.
  • Original air date: Monday, September 27, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Linda Joy launched Aspire Magazine to inspire women to live deeper, more authentic and inspired lives. She credits Aspire’s rapid growth to her collaborative business model that she calls “The Feminine Conscious Business Model for Abundant Success” based on the five core principles that she operates from: Relationships, Collaboration, Intention, Service and Abundance. Join us as we discuss these principles and more.
  • Episode: Edgewalkers
    Original air date: Monday, September 13, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Judi Neal, Ph.D., is the author of Edgewalkers: People and Organizations That Take Risks, Build Bridges and Break New Ground. Join us for an insightful conversation.
  • Original air date: Monday, August 30, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This week Charlotte and Jim speak with Patricia Aburdene, one of the world’s leading social forecasters. Her latest book is a blueprint of the social, economic and spiritual trends transforming free enterprise and describes seven new trends that will transform how you live, work and invest.
  • Episode: Stop Your Drama
    Original air date: Monday, August 23, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Marlene Chism tells us that “Drama is any obstacle to your peace or prosperity,” and offers eight steps for stopping your personal or workplace drama. Join us for an empowering conversation that can improve all aspects of your life.
  • Original air date: Monday, August 16, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join us for an inspiring conversation with Dr. Lance Secretan, whose Higher Ground Leadership® is a commitment to inspiring people and building inspiring organizations. It incorporates “spirit in the workplace," “truthtelling" and “reflection” and uses rituals to fully embrace one’s values. His latest book, The Spark, the Flame, and the Torch, offers a radical and imaginative architecture for building inspiring lives, organizations and communities.
  • Episode: Sacred Commerce
    Original air date: Monday, August 09, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Rowan Gabrielle and Ayman Sawaf join us to discuss their book, Sacred Commerce, which highlights the link between commercial enterprise and the highest good for all, and invites you to harness that power in your own life and work. Sacred Commerce advances the idea that commerce can be a vehicle to raise consciousness as well as a path towards Self-realization.
  • Original air date: Monday, August 02, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Bowen White, M.D., founded the Department of Preventive and Stress Medicine for Baptist Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Department of Wellness and Health Promotion. He joins us to explain why “normal isn’t healthy,” which promises to be an entertaining and informative program.
  • Episode: Perseverance
    Original air date: Monday, July 26, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Dr. Margaret Wheatley joins us to discuss her newly released book, Perseverance.
  • Original air date: Monday, July 19, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Marlane Miller and Linda Bush join us from BrainStyles, Inc, a national consulting firm that uses the BrainStyles System® to define who you are when you’re at your best—and how to use your particular set of gifts. By understanding your brain style, you can deliver your best in relationships, as an entrepreneur, leader, parent or mate. It’s sure to be a thoughtful and empowering conversation.
  • Original air date: Monday, July 12, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Adam Dion is the founder of Synergy Beads, a line of fashionable bracelets with a focus on spirituality. The Synergy Beads organization is committed to the health of our world, finding many ways to incorporate sustainability into their company. Join us as we talk with Adam about how Good Business can contribute to helping our planet.
  • Original air date: Monday, June 28, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Using intuition and years of corporate marketing and strategy experience, Karyn Pettigrew is moving people Beyond Blind SpotsTM—the things you can't see or don't recognize that are keeping you from accomplishing your goals. Blind Spots can be hidden anywhere—in mission, vision, strategies, process, behaviors, attitudes or beliefs. The great news is that they're filled with potential and can be transformed to create exactly what you desire! Join us for an insightful conversation with Karyn Pettigrew.
  • Episode: Resilience
    Original air date: Monday, June 21, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Resilience is the ability to absorb high levels of disruptive change while displaying minimal dysfunctional behavior. Our guests today have noted the links between successful change and pursuing a spiritual path. Daryl Conner is an internationally recognized leader in organizational change and Dr. Linda Hoopes is an industrial/organizational psychologist. Join us as we discuss how spirituality affects our resilience.
  • Original air date: Monday, June 14, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In today’s episode, hosts Charlotte and Martha discuss “good business.” They will talk about their business paths, what they have learned from guests on the program, and some insight into their soon-to-be released book, Good Business.
  • Original air date: Monday, May 17, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tom Zender is the former president of Unity and the author of God Goes to Work, which explains that spirituality in business is a major influence on the economy, yet something that has not been properly addressed. Tom believes that the world is finally ready to discover that spirituality is, in fact, the very basis of all of our most profitable business transactions. Join Charlotte and Martha as they discuss the ways that God Goes to Work.
  • Original air date: Monday, May 10, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Michael Carroll is the author of Awake at Work and The Mindful Leader. Awake at Work is dedicated to a simple proposition: In order for us to get somewhere in our careers, we have to learn to be somewhere first—to be properly respectful, confident and present in the immediate moment. Michael has been hired by major corporations to teach Mindfulness Meditation to their employees. He has been studying Tibetan Buddhism since 1976, graduated from Buddhist seminary in 1982 and is an authorized teacher in the lineage of the Tibetan meditation master, Chogyam Trunpa. Join Charlotte and Martha as they talk with Michael about how Mindfulness can enrich our lives and work.
  • Original air date: Monday, May 03, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join Noah St. John, author and CEO of Successclinic.com, a leading expert on overcoming self-sabotage using spiritual principles. He has been a member of Unity since 1993 and is currently touring various Unity churches throughout the country. He is the creator of Afformations (no this is not a typo) and will join Charlotte and Martha to talk about his breakthrough methods to get rid of  “head trash” and reach your goals faster, easier and with less stress.
  • Original air date: Monday, April 26, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Today Drs. Charlotte Shelton and Martha Lynn are joined by Rev. Tom Lee, co-minister of Unity of Southeast Church in Kansas City, Missouri, and a Unity employee serving in the Facilities Administration Department. In this episode, the hosts will talk with Tom about how it is possible to follow employees' passion to achieve success for the entire organization.
  • Episode: MOJO
    Original air date: Monday, April 19, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join hosts Drs. Charlotte Shelton and Martha Lynn for an interview with Marshall Goldsmith, author of MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back When You Need It! In this book, readers take a critical look at how to develop and hone their own mojo, learning the survival skills we find are so now needed.
  • Original air date: Monday, April 12, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Re-Engage! is a book co-authored by Leigh Branham and Mark Hirschfeld, featured guests for this week’s episode of Good Business. Their latest book reveals how America’s best employers manage to keep their workforces engaged, motivated and giving extra effort in good times and bad. The co-authors have read more than 100,000 verbatim survey comments in arriving at their conclusions about the factors that cause the special few who work at "winning workplaces" to feel engaged, while most American workers continue to feel uninspired by their workplaces and their leaders. Re-Engaged! will reveal exactly what these special workplaces do to keep their employees not just satisfied, but engaged—willing to give discretionary effort. 
  • Original air date: Monday, March 29, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Known as the “SHOCKcoach,” Philippe “SHOCK” Matthews is the founder/creator of the SHOCK Philosophy Institute of Advanced Manifestation, which teaches individuals how to succeed beyond any and all past points of failure and disappointment to create a new reality of wealth, success and achievement! Tune in as hosts Charlotte and Martha discuss how to apply the “shock” principle to your business.
  • Original air date: Monday, March 22, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Today’s guest is Carolyn Kambich, the executive director and founder of the Deerfield Montessori Schools. Tune in as Charlotte and Martha delve into how Carolyn’s dedication to service, combined with an awareness of Spirit, has unfolded to bless families around the globe.

    Carolyn has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and is a Montessori director certified by the American Montessori Society. She has served on the board of the Illinois Montessori Society, is past president of the Illinois Montessori Teachers Association, and is past president of the Association of Illinois Montessori Schools. She is secretary to the Heads of School Representative to the American Montessori Society and has been active in the development of Montessori schools in Africa and Europe.
  • Original air date: Monday, March 15, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Roxanne Emmerich, president and CEO of the Emmerich Group, Inc., is an expert in transforming negative workplace performance and environments into “bring it on,” results-oriented cultures. She is author of the best-selling book, Thank God It’s Monday. If you’re ready to replace dysfunctional behaviors with a fire in the belly to get positive outcomes and breathe results-generating life back into your life and your organization, don’t miss this episode.
  • Original air date: Monday, February 15, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations, and author of Reinvention. He joins hosts Charlotte and Martha to talk about how to best deal with the unexpected challenges emerging in the current economy.
  • Original air date: Monday, February 08, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Hosts Charlotte and Martha welcome Noelle Federico, COO and co-owner of Gill Media, the media company that owns the nationally syndicated Steve Gill Show and the co-owner with Jeff Prescott of Music City News Publishing, Inc., which is the parent company of Music City News Media and Marketing (MCNMM). She has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of business management and will share with us how she’s put principle into action to achieve her success.
  • Original air date: Monday, January 25, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Chris Edgar, author of Inner Productivity, joins hosts Charlotte and Martha to discuss how Chris helps people follow their true callings in their careers and find more enjoyment and efficiency in what they do.
  • Original air date: Monday, January 18, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Create a “winning workplace” in 2010! Tune in as hosts Charlotte and Martha talk with Gaye van den Hombergh, president of Winning Workplaces. Gaye will tell us why it’s important to create a “winning workplace” and share the six building blocks of a great workplace.
  • Original air date: Monday, January 11, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Marian Boyd, COO of Boyd Group International, joins hosts Charlotte and Martha to discuss how she and her husband use Unity principles to soar to new levels of professional success in the company they co-founded in 1984. She will talk about how the right combination of positive attitude, principle and presence has helped them position their business as a leader in aviation trends.
  • Original air date: Monday, December 07, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Daryl R. Conner is chairman of Conner Partners®, an Atlanta-based consulting firm that specializes in transformation implementation. He is an internationally recognized leader in organizational change and serves as an advisor and mentor to senior executives.
  • Original air date: Monday, November 30, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Chief Obstacle Buster Gail Sussman Miller joins hosts Charlotte and Martha for this “inspired” episode. Gail founded “Inspired Choice” to empower people to live to their potential from choice rather than obligation. Her gift is teaching people how to love business obstacles and overcome them with greater ease, less stress and more success. Tune in to learn more about her four-step obstacle-busting process.
  • Original air date: Monday, November 23, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Mike Robbins, author of Focus on the Good Stuff and Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken, joins hosts Charlotte and Martha on Monday to discuss the fundamentals of success and fulfillment. If you’re ready for the "good stuff," don't miss this episode.
  • Original air date: Monday, November 02, 2009
    Episode Description:
    In part 2 of this interview, Brian Espy, who survived years of abuse and neglect, expands on how his spiritual journey prepared him to be the successful business owner he is today. If you missed part 1, you can download it from the archives, but you don't want to miss part 2 of this interview.
  • Original air date: Monday, October 26, 2009
    Episode Description:
    In part 1 of this interview, Brian Espy, who survived years of abuse and neglect, shares how his spiritual journey prepared him to be the successful business owner he is today. He explains, “No matter how difficult my younger years had been, I believed that God never let me down.” Today Brian is the president and co-founder of MobileForce Communications, an energetic, creative and innovative sales agency focused on the technology sector, but he has a proven track record for taking technology companies to market. This is a touching story you won’t want to miss.
  • Original air date: Monday, October 19, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Today the hosts are joined by Willie Jolley, The "Comeback" Guru. If you’ve had a setback and you’re ready for a comeback, don’t miss this program! Willie Jolley is an award-winning speaker, singer, best-selling author and national media personality ... all in one! He is a graduate of the American University and Wesley Theological Seminary and his mission in life is to help people maximize their God-given talents and abilities so they can “Do More, Be More and Achieve More!”
  • Original air date: Monday, October 12, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Patricia Varley is an international speaker, trainer, retreat and seminar leader, as well as sought-after business and life coach, focusing on integrating professional, personal and spiritual growth. She joins hosts Charlotte and Martha to discuss how organizations can reclaim the wholeness of people and her upcoming book, Chaos to Clarity: Adapt, Prosper and Succeed in Times of Change.
  • Original air date: Monday, October 05, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Cynthia Daddona is a modern-day goddess, an award-winning on-camera personality, author, and food, travel, and lifestyle journalist. Her recipe for success in her business and personal life revolves around working with Spirit. Tune in to learn more.
  • Original air date: Monday, September 28, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Charlotte and Martha welcome Mark Heerema to talk about Good Business. Mark says, “There's a single force that exists within each one of us, that when utilized optimally, produces personal growth beyond our imagination. It's the force that is the difference between mediocrity and success, and it separates those that exist versus those who truly live. Best of all, it is a gift available to us all.” Tune in to learn how you can identify the gift within you.
  • Original air date: Monday, September 21, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Mick Quinn, author and former CEO of three start-up companies in seven years, totaling $35 million in revenues, joins the hosts to talk about his newest book, The Uncommon Path. He says, “The Uncommon Path is about realizing a way of life that is far more durable, fulfilling and self-sustaining than just gaining worldly success. It’s about recognizing the choices you’ve made in the past based on ‘concealed conditioning’ from family, friends and society, so you can evolve and make choices and live in a way that’s right for you and allows you to express your full potential. To achieve this, you have to open your mind and heart to other possibilities, those that are far greater and far more challenging than building ‘the dream life’—yet are just as attainable and sustainable as the pictures and words that others have placed in your mind.”
  • Original air date: Monday, September 14, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Charlotte and Martha are joined by Tom Morris, chairman of the Morris Institute for Human Values. He has become one of the most active public philosophers in the world due to his unusual ability to bring the greatest wisdom of the past into the challenges of the present. Tune in as we talk about Good Business.
  • Original air date: Monday, August 31, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Marina Spence, author of Make Every Day a Friday! The Joy of Connecting Who You Are With What You Do and founder of The Pink Edge website, joins Charlotte and Martha to help you learn to successfully navigate the world of career and purpose, and leave you with solutions, practical actions, and spiritual insights.
  • Original air date: Monday, August 24, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Charlotte and Martha are joined by guest Sharon Drew Morgan. She is the author of the NYTimes business best-seller, Selling With Integrity, as well as five other books and hundreds of articles that explain a new way to think about buying and selling.
  • Original air date: Monday, August 17, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Special guest Tom Zender, author, speaker and president emeritus of Unity joins Charlotte and Martha to discuss God Goes to Work. Tom is dedicated to raising corporate consciousness, and supports his mission with his website, www.dailywindows.com, which provides free daily spiritual meditations for all working people.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 30, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Michelle DeAngelis is irreverent, vivacious and razor sharp. She teaches CEOs, middle level management and individuals everywhere how to have a company, and a life, that, you guessed it ... "Doesn't suck." Tune in to hear Michelle DeAngelis talk with Charlotte and Martha about her most recent book, Get a life That Doesn't Suck.

  • Original air date: Thursday, April 16, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Randy Paynter is the founder, president and CEO of Care2.com, the largest online community for healthy and green living. Care2 provides powerful tools to make a difference in your life, community, country and world. It's driven by passionate people (just like you) who want to restore the world's balance. Launched in 1998 as an online email and ecard service, Care2 has expanded its focus to include additional free services and content, such as news, green living, shopping and community features.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 09, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Judy Wicks is owner and founder of White Dog Cafe, a company started in 1983 as a take-out coffee and muffin shop in the first floor of Judy’s home. White Dog Café has a four-part mission of serving customers, community, employees and the natural environment. Judy has supported this commitment to serve, and as a result, has become a national leader in the local, living economies movement. She is founder of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) and co-founder of the nationwide Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), the world’s fastest growing network of sustainable businesses committed to building local economies and transforming the community economic development field.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 02, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Lee Bolman is the author of multiple leadership resources, including Leading With Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit, The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading With Passion and Power, and Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. A scholar, consultant, and speaker, Lee currently holds the Marion Bloch Missouri Chair in Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He joins Charlotte and Martha to discuss basic ideas and tools to make organizations easier to understand and manage.
  • Episode: Looking Back
    Original air date: Thursday, March 19, 2009
    Episode Description:
    This week, hosts Charlotte and Martha look back at some of the previous guests and dialogue about their experiences as hosts of Good Business.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 12, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Lecturer, engaged citizen and best-selling author David Korten joins hosts Charlotte and Martha to discuss his most recent book, Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth. Korten suggests that today’s economic crisis is the worst since the Great Depression, but the steps being taken to address it are similar to treating cancer with band-aids. Korten believes our hope lies not with Wall Street, but with Main Street, which creates real wealth from real resources to meet real needs. Tune in for this thought-provoking discussion.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 12, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Dr. Patrick Handley is a licensed psychologist, an ordained interfaith minister, management consultant, and professional speaker and the director of the Insight Institute, Inc., an organization that creates and publishes training and educational materials. Dr. Handley works with business managers and educators on such topics as personal effectiveness, team-building, leadership, and change management.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Our special guest is Ruth Ann Harnisch, president of The Harnisch Family Foundation. The foundation is a talented group of coaches, clients, researchers, and educators, working together for the advancement of coaching as a profession. “We are collaborative and inclusive. We showcase the work of others. The Foundation and its board, staff, and partners are committed to transparency in their operations.” Tune in as hosts Charlotte and Martha learn how to put spiritual principle into practice.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 15, 2009
    Episode Description:
    This week we are joined by Riane Eisler, humanitarian and author of The Real Wealth of Nations. Passionately written and rigorously researched, The Real Wealth of Nations lays out practical steps toward a way of living and making a living that is sustainable, equitable, and truly meets human needs. Riane shares how we can go below the surface to examine, and change, the devaluation of the most essential human activities: caring for people, starting in childhood, and caring for our natural environment.
  • Original air date: Thursday, December 18, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Ray Anderson is the founder and chairman of Interface, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpets and a company committed to doing business in ways that minimize the impact on the environment, a goal established by the founder nearly 14 years ago. Hosts Charlotte and Martha will talk to Ray Anderson about “Mission Zero,” the company’s promise to eliminate any negative impact it may have on the environment, by the year 2020, through the redesign of processes and products, the pioneering of new technologies, and efforts to reduce or eliminate waste and harmful emissions while increasing the use of renewable materials and sources of energy.
  • Original air date: Thursday, December 11, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Jim Bearden (www.jimbearden.com) is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant whose expertise is in leadership, teamwork, and personal accountability. His goal is to help people awaken to the relationship between personal accountability and success. He joins hosts Charlotte and Martha to talk about how to inspire people to acknowledge and improve the choices they make.
  • Original air date: Thursday, December 04, 2008
    Episode Description:
    This week hosts Charlotte and Martha are joined by author, speaker, coach, and mentor Dave Fleming. He is a thought leader in the areas of organizational evolution and personal excellence and partners with groups and individuals to translate business strategy into programs that enhance corporate culture and empower employees. We’ll talk about how Spirit influences the organizations he works with.
  • Original air date: Thursday, November 20, 2008
    Episode Description:
    DiversityWealth, founded by Tasnim Benhalim, partners with organizations to design and implement initiatives that link training content with organizational objectives: creating environments in which individuals feel engaged, productive, and included. Tasnim joins us today to talk about how to embrace Spirit at work.
  • Original air date: Thursday, November 06, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Margaret Benefiel is the CEO of ExecutiveSoul.com, a teacher at Andover Newton Theological School in Boston in the area of spirituality and organizational leadership, and the author of The Soul at Work: Spiritual Leadership in Organizations and The Soul of a Leader: Finding Your Path to Fulfillment and Success.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 30, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Dr. Moses is a speaker, corporate trainer, spiritual director at SpiritWorks Center for Spiritual Living, and author of It’s So Easy When You Know How. His messages empower people to achieve greater emotional health, success, and creativity by showing how shifts in attitude establish genuine fulfillment. Through his company, Creative Enhancement, Inc., The Power of Conscious Living, he offers simple keys that lead to greatness in individuals, in organizations, in service, and in products.
  • Episode: Tricia Molloy
    Original air date: Thursday, October 23, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Tricia Molloy is a professional speaker, business consultant, and the author of Divine Wisdom at Work: 10 Universal Principles for Enlightened Entrepreneurs. Through Working with Wisdom talks, workshops, and retreat programs, she inspires business people to capitalize on the power of universal principles to achieve their goals. If you’re interested in gaining wisdom, tune in as hosts Charlotte Shelton and Martha Lynn talk to Tricia about Working With Wisdom.
  • Episode: Lisa Williams
    Original air date: Thursday, October 16, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Dr. Lisa Williams is dedicated to educating and developing future and current leaders. She is president and CEO of Williams Research, a respected researcher, national columnist, award-winning speaker, and author of Leading Beyond Excellence and the soon-to-be released Get Rich—Stay Rich. She joins hosts Dr. Shelton and Dr. Lynn to discuss how Spirit works in her life and in her business.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 09, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Tom Hill is a master-goal coach, entrepreneur, author, educator, and a nationally known speaker. After selling his region of successful real estate franchises several years ago, he dedicated himself to "giving back" and sharing his life experience with others. One of his passions is to make a major and positive difference in as many lives as possible. Tune in as he talks to the hosts about his personal path to success.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 25, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Corinne McLaughlin is co-founder of The Center for Visionary Leadership in the San Francisco and Washington, D.C. areas and Sirius Community in Massachusetts, and she is co-author of Spiritual Politics: Changing the World From the Inside Out and Builders of the Dawn: Community Lifestyles in a Changing World. She consults with various organizations and offers visionary leadership training and personal coaching for leaders.
  • Episode: Nicole Garren
    Original air date: Thursday, September 18, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Nicole Garren is a vice-president with Missouri Bank in Kansas City, Missouri, and is on the core deposit and commercial lending team. This team works very closely with entrepreneurs who are growing their businesses. In addition to her strong business background, Nicole has embraced Unity principles for more than 15 years. She joins hosts Charlotte and Martha today to share how she incorporates spiritual principles into business practice.
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 11, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Brian Tracy, the chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, is one of the world’s top business and personal success speakers. Brian has studied, researched, written, and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy, and psychology. He joins Charlotte and Martha to discuss The Spirit of Business, a one-day seminar on spirituality and business that is scheduled for September 27 in San Diego, California. More information about the seminar is available at www.spiritpathonline.org.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 28, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Bill Strickland is the president and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its subsidiaries, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (MCG) and Bidwell Training Center (BTC). The Manchester Bidwell organizations are diverse entities that combine to create a model for arts, education and training and hope to reshape the business of social change. Bill joins the hosts this week to talk about his path to success.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 21, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Chan De Kramer, president of Kramer Ink Company, and Dyane De Kramer, the company’s marketing director, join the program to discuss how they have incorporated Spirit into their business for 65 years. The hosts will visit with the De Kramers about the success of their company and learn more about the role Daily Word® magazine plays in their daily lives.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 14, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Professor emeritus Stephen Blumberg joins the hosts this week. For 26 years, Blumberg was a professor at California State University, Long Beach, in the graduate center for Public Policy and Administration. He also served as the mayor of Manhattan Beach, California, from 1974–1982. He will share his thoughts about the intersection of spirituality and business.
  • Original air date: Thursday, August 07, 2008
    Episode Description:
    John Knowles is the President/Owner of Plymouth Industries, Inc., which specializes in computer-controlled custom machinery and material-handling equipment. Knowles holds several patents and has many original machinery designs. He is also a licensed Unity teacher and currently serves as a spiritual leader at the Unity Church of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He joins Drs. Shelton and Lynn to discuss how he has incorporated Spirit into his workplace and how it has shaped his company and its success.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 31, 2008
    Episode Description:
    In the last 25 years, Judy Zerafa has taught hundreds of thousands of people, including families, teachers, students, parents, athletes, executives and business leaders worldwide to achieve their goals. Her unique approach presents a way to utilize thoughts and emotions to systematically attain any goal. Charlotte and Martha will talk with Judy about her "Seven Keys to Success."
  • Episode: Connie Zack
    Original air date: Thursday, July 24, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Connie Zack is the owner, chief sales officer and chief marketing officer of Sunlight Saunas, a company dedicated to providing its customers with the best products and services. Her success has been overwhelming and can be measured by the fact that the company has been profitable every year since its inception. In 2007, Sunlight Saunas doubled its sales staff and continues to grow and build sales. She joins Charlotte and Martha to talk Good Business.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 17, 2008
    Episode Description:
    With an initial investment of $3,000, actress and model Paula Kent Meehan launched her own company in 1960. Redken Laboratories made sales of $90,000 in its first year. Today she talks to hosts Charlotte and Martha to share the secrets of her success and what valuable lessons she learned along the way.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 10, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Chip Conley is the founder and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, America’s second largest boutique hotel company, and author of PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo From Maslow. A popular speaker and innovative leader, Chip is regularly consulted by corporate, civic and academic institutions for his opinions, guidance and wisdom about building and maintaining a successful and transformative enterprise—involving areas such as organizational leadership, creative business development, corporate social responsibility and Spirit in business.
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 26, 2008
    Episode Description:
    This week hosts Charlotte and Martha talk to Susan L. Taylor, editor emeritus of Essence magazine and founder of the National Cares Mentoring Movement. For 27 years, she authored one of the magazine’s most popular columns, “In the Spirit.” A legend in the magazine publishing world, Susan joins us to talk about how Spirit has moved her through life with grace and ease and brought her to her current passion, the Cares movement.
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 19, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Leigh Branham, founder of Keeping the People, assists organizations in managing people while helping individuals manage their own careers. He joins Charlotte and Martha this week to share the strategies and skills necessary to create win-win scenarios for the achievement of organizational and individual goals.
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 12, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Conner Partners is a company focused on helping organizations address the human side of organizational change. Specializing in change management, program management, and/or intent clarification, they help companies and employees deal with the only constant in life—change. We will talk with this author, speaker and consultant to learn how he helps Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit institutions achieve the full intent of their business initiatives.
  • Episode: Ebby Halliday
    Original air date: Thursday, June 05, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Entrepreneur and best-selling real estate broker in the state of Texas, Ebby Halliday joins hosts Charlotte and Martha to talk about her success in business and in life. At the age of 97, Ebby still drives herself to work every day and is very active in the management of her company, Ebby Halliday Realtors. Tune in to learn the secret to her unsurpassed success.
  • Original air date: Thursday, May 29, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Ed Nickel is a training consultant with Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center and serves companies and organizations through the development of training programs that help managers and employees reach their full potential. He has been a member of Unity Temple on the Plaza since 2001, and attributes his professional success, in part, to Unity principles.
  • Original air date: Thursday, May 22, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Dr. Arthur L. Jue is the director of global organization and talent development for Oracle. He has extensive managerial experience in human resources and organization development and has worked with many Fortune 100 companies, including IBM and Hyperion. His experiences have been featured in numerous publications and books. Today he joins us to talk about spirit-centered leadership: what is it and how can you benefit from this approach?
  • Original air date: Monday, May 05, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Richard Knowles is president of R.N. Knowles and Associates, and a founding partner in the SOLiance Group. Their focus is in helping organizations become much more effective through the use of Self-Organizing Leadership. He joins us this week to share his insights and stories of success.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 24, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Bruce is the CEO of HeartMath LLC, an innovative research and training organization offering an array of products, training programs, and coaching services designed to help individuals and organizations reduce stress, lead healthier lives and be more productive. He joins our discussion today to explain how balanced individuals can create a coherent, balanced organization.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 17, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Authors of The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea share the secret to success. Inspired by a stratospheric mentor, the secrets revealed in this book have the potential to transform your life. Tune in to learn more about how to apply the five laws of success in your world and experience success beyond your wildest dreams.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 10, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Maria Nemeth, is a licensed clinical psychologist, master certified coach, author, international lecturer, and founder of the Academy for Coaching Excellence. Her ground-breaking training programs, fine-tuned for more than twenty years, prepare people in different professions to use coaching skills in everyday life. She is devoted to supporting others in achieving their goals with clarity, focus, ease and grace.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 03, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Richard Barrett, president of Richard Barrett & Associates, LLC, is an internationally acclaimed culture consultant and speaker on values, culture change and personal transformation. Richard works with leaders and senior executives in North America, Europe and Australia to develop values-driven organizational, community and school cultures that support sustainable human, environmental and economic development.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 27, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Val Kinjerski is an organizational consultant with a strong commitment to personal and organizational wellness. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Alberta where she researched spirit at work—what it is, how it develops, and how it is measured. On the cutting edge of her field, Val has presented her findings at regional, national and international conferences and forums, and provides Spirit at Work seminars.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 20, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Diane is the senior partner of CCI Human Capital Consulting and works with some of the world’s top organizations to help them maintain their competitive edge by investing in their most valuable asset—their employees. She joins us today to talk about how your company can best position itself for success.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 13, 2008
    Episode Description:
    President and founder of Conscious Pursuits, Inc., Cindy is a recognized expert in the field of spiritual intelligence and spirituality in the workplace. She has authored the first competency-driven Spiritual Intelligence Assessment instrument for business and personal use. We’ll discuss her commitment to helping organizations and individuals integrate Spirit and work.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 06, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Corporation for Positive Change co-founder Diana Whitney has pioneered the highly successful Appreciative Inquiry processes for corporate culture change, strategic planning, union/management partnership, leadership development, merger integration and the design of global organizations. She joins us to share how the AI process can create positive change and outstanding results.
  • Episode: Susan Beck
    Original air date: Thursday, February 28, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Susan M. Beck is a certified business and life coach from the Academy for Coaching Excellence and B-Coach and formerly worked to guide businesses and individuals through crucial transition periods and support them in consciously creating their work and their lives. She joins us to discuss the intersection of business and spirituality.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 21, 2008
    Episode Description:
    John Schuster is an author, coach and founding partner of The Schuster Kane Alliance, Inc., a company recognized for its ability to connect soft people skills with hard business results. His acclaimed books include Hum-Drum to Hot-Diggity on Leadership and Answering Your Call: A Guide to Living Your Deepest Purpose.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 14, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Peter Block is an expert in creating workplaces and communities that work for all. He is the author of The Answer to How Is Yes: Acting on What Matters, Stewardship: Choosing Service Over Self-Interest and The Empowered Manager: Positive Political Skills at Work. Peter will tell us what tools we can use to create a balanced work environment.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 07, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Margaret Wheatley is the president emeritus of The Berkana Institute, a global charitable foundation dedicated to serving life-affirming leaders. She is also an internationally acclaimed speaker and author of Leadership and the New Science: Discovering Order in a Chaotic World, Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time, and Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 31, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Our guests are the authors of many books, including The Manager's Short Course to a Long Career, Business Prayers for Millennium Managers, and Staying in Control in a World Gone Bonkers! We’ll get to know them, learn about their workplace practices, and hear about the dreams they help people achieve every day.

Host Bio

Dr. Charlotte Shelton
Dr. Charlotte Shelton and co-host Jim Blake blend business and spirit each week on Good Business.

Dr. Shelton has served as president and chief executive officer of Unity since July 2006 . Previously she chaired the Management, Marketing & M.I.S. Division at the Helzberg School, Rockhurst University, and was a visiting professor in Peking University’s International MBA program, Beijing, China. Charlotte has also owned her own consulting business, WiseWork, and has held senior management positions in financial services and energy organizations. Charlotte Shelton is the author of "Quantum Leaps: 7 Skills for Workplace Re-Creation" (Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999), and coauthor of "The NeXt Revolution: What Gen X Women Want at Work and and How Their Boomer Bosses Can Help Them Get It" (Davies-Black, 2005).

Jim Blake began working at Unity in 2006 and currently serves as the CIO and Vice President of Operations. With more than 20 years of experience as manager, director and executive overseeing IT, network and Internet services in the corporate/financial and manufacturing sectors, Jim manages all aspects of information technology at Unity, including the network, telephony, Internet/Intranet infrastructure, application development and process improvement/automation. In early 2008 Jim also began oversight of the operations division at Unity including customer service, mail processing and call center as well as all facets of the inventory and distribution functions.

Jim is in his second year of the Masters of Divinity program at Unity Institute and on pace to become ordained as a Unity minister in 2013.

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