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Cadence Bank Podcast: In Good Companies

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Season 5 is Here!

Unleash your business potential with Cadence Bank’s acclaimed podcast, In Good Companies. It’s ranked No. 1 in Management content, No. 1 in Business content and No. 13 Overall Podcasts by Apple Podcasts.

Small and mid-sized businesses are the engines of the U.S. economy, where people realize their "American Dream.” But starting and running a business isn’t for the faint of heart. You’re balancing internal and external forces in a continually changing landscape.

This is where Cadence Bank comes in. On In Good Companies, we share our wealth of knowledge – and insights from noted industry experts – to guide you through the forces shaping business today.

It’s information you need, all in one place, in under 30 minutes.

Episode 1: [Fan Favorite] Turning the Tables: Diversity in Board Governance with Anna Catalano

We’re bringing back a favorite guest from seasons past: the fantastic Anna Catalano. Her episode is a lesson in ambition and professional development.

Episode 2: Fraud is Everyone’s Business: Cassi Chandler on Corporate Security and Intelligence

Cassi Chandler discusses the latest cyber criminality and fraud trends, to help us join the dots, and spot the risks at play inside our companies. Listen to get ahead of the digital security game.

Episode 3: Nobody Panic: Dos & Don’ts of Crisis Management, with Sydney Isaacs

In this episode, Sydney helps us come up with action plans to handle many business crises. Together, we learn how to build efficient teams of first responders, spot crises before they occur and prioritize the right course of action to fix imminent issues.

Episode 4: It Runs in the Family: Expanding Business from Generation to Generation, with E.C. Malone Corporation

On this new episode, we find out what it takes to grow your business as a family and pass down craftsmanship from generation to generation.

Episode 5: CEO of What? An Innovative Vision for Leadership with Jay B. Sauceda

Many corporate leaders share a capacity for reinvention. But what else makes a great CEO? In today’s episode, serial entrepreneur Jay B. Sauceda offers his own creative take on this question.

Episode 6: The Art of Standing Out: Finding your Business Niche with Robert Brawner

Great business often starts with a need that hasn’t been met. Whether you’re operating in an emerging field, or offering a new service within an established industry, a good niche holds unique potential for your company.

Episode 7: The Only Constant is Change: Embracing Flexibility in Leadership, with Jacob Morgan

In 2024, flexibility is the word in everyone’s business. But what does flexibility mean, in practice? Is it a new way to consider our office environment, or a whole new mindset for how we lead our teams? Our guest Jacob Morgan shares his thoughts.

Season 4

Episode 1: Trust The Process: How Human Connection Drives Business Performance

There is no P&L statement for well-being, but we all know a great team when we're on one. So, what’s the secret?

Episode 2: All Aboard: Anna Catalano on Gender and Diversity on Boards

When picturing a board of directors, what comes to mind? Men in suits sitting around a table? Well, you are not to blame.

Episode 3: Raptor Technologies: How Growing Market Share Leads to Safer Schools

A recent survey from the National Center for Education Statistics reports that two-thirds of American public schools now control visitor access to their school grounds.

Episode 4: Nurture Your Culture: Dr. Marcus Collins on the Power of Culture in Business

Increasingly, our workforce looks for good company culture, first and foremost. So how does culture drive strategy? And how can it help your business thrive?

Episode 5: Under the Influence: Learning Marketing Strategy from Pop Culture

If you've been listening to In Good Companies for a while, you know that sometimes we like to shake things up. In this episode, we bring back a special guest, Dr Marcus Collins.

Episode 6: Discipline, Patriotism, Family: Veterans’ Lessons in Business Ownership

In honor of November’s Veterans Day remembrances, we welcome LDR Growth Partners to the podcast. Join our guests on the front line, for a story of grit and determination that will leave you inspired!

Episode 7: How the Story Goes: Mastering the Art of Leadership Storytelling, with Esther Choy 

In this episode, Esther Choy tells us how the science of persuasion and the art of storytelling can help leaders gain a competitive moat. 

Episode 8: When Business Meets Love, Beer and Community: Nate & Kaitlynn Kressin Untapped

Nate and Kaitlynn reveal what to look for in a business partner, how to overcome the challenges of entrepreneurship, and what a local community can do for your company.

Episode 9: Turning Data into Gold: Mining the Power of Data Intelligence with Clarity Innovations

In this episode, Clarity Innovations reveals how to forage information inside our companies and put it to good use.

Season 3

Episode 1: Hire Education: How to Perfect Your Hiring Process

And we’re back! Welcome to Season 3 of In Good Companies. On this episode, learn the best practices for every step of the hiring process, from sourcing candidates to salary negotiation.

Episode 2: Sounds Good: Sonic Branding and You

These days, everyone is vying for our attention. One way to break through the clutter is to focus on ears instead. It’s called “sonic branding.” Learn about the opportunities and challenges of building a sonic brand.

Episode 3: Workforce: The Next Generation

We explore why young workers are a valuable resource, the most effective recruiting methods, and what you can do to help these employees succeed once they’re inside your company.

Episode 4: The CX Factor: Creating Standout Customer Experience

In this episode, we’ll explore the building blocks of exceptional CX: how you measure, design and implement CX. Plus, why CX creates more efficient, innovative and aligned companies.

Episode 5: All You Need Is Love: The Origins of “Love as a Business Strategy

On this episode, we’re telling a story about how a leader learned to love his team and, in doing so, transformed his company and himself.

Episode 6: Everlasting Love: Sustaining a Culture of Love

While leaders are essential in implementing a culture of love, employees are key in sustaining one. So how do you make that happen? Find out in this episode.

Episode 7: A Whole New Ballgame: Jim Crane on Business Transformation

When you transform your business, you have to cover your bases. So join us and get strategies that will help you right off the bat.

Episode 8: How to Deal with the Deal: The Human Side of M&A

Whether you’re selling a business or buying into one, it’s a big deal. When the stakes get high, so do emotions. On this episode, we dive into the human element of mergers & acquisitions.

Episode 9: Opportunity for All: John Hope Bryant on Building Up Entrepreneurs

Every entrepreneur knows that they can’t do it alone. That’s especially true for those from underserved communities. So how do we empower entrepreneurs? Find out in this episode.

Bonus Episode

Trends with Benefits: Talent Acquisition in Today's Economy
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Bridge Episode

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Season 2

Season 2
EPISODE 1: Inflation: The Future of Interest Rates

Welcome back to In Good Companies! This season, we’re exploring the forces shaping your business, inside and out—and to kick off Season Two, we’ve got a double whammy: inflation and interest rates.

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EPISODE 2: Point A to Point Z: Supply Chain Challenges

We explore the supply chain from the inside with logistics experts John Brooks and Matthew Decker (US Multimodal Group) and discover the unexpected hurdles that challenge their industry.

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EPISODE 3: The Fundamentals of Inflation: Supply and Demand

We dive into the supply and demand theory behind inflation and how that impacts our current situation with Cadence Bank’s Corporate Treasurer Tell Alessio.

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EPISODE 4: Gone Phishing: Approaches to Cyberthreats

Join our experts as we discuss phishing, business email compromise, ransomware and how best to prepare for the cyberthreats targeting your business.

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EPISODE 5: A Double-Hedged Sword: Commodities & Inflation

We’re joined by Goldman Sachs Commodity Specialist Callum Bruce to discuss the power, precariousness and possibility of the commodity.

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EPISODE 6: Leadership, with Super Bowl Champion Keith Jackson

We discuss what makes a good leader with NFL legend and Cadence Bank board member Keith Jackson, and hear how he incorporates lessons from his Hall of Fame coaches into his leadership style.

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EPISODE 7: Brand & Culture: A Promise Made & A Promise Kept

Hear from brand experts as they share the keys to evaluating culture and developing a rock-solid brand—no matter the size of your company.

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EPISODE 8: Brand & Culture: A Case Study

Hear how branding happens in the real world with this case study of Cadence Bank’s massive rebranding effort—from the very people who conducted the process.

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EPISODE 9: Know, Care, Challenge: The Keys to Talent Retention

Army Veteran Craig Flowers, founder of Sideline Leadership, shares his “Know, Care, Challenge” formula to talent retention and how leaders can build teams that employees don’t want to leave.

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Season 1

Season 1
EPISODE 1: New Beginnings: Getting Ready to Start Your Business

On this episode of the Cadence Bank podcast, we're talking business beginnings—the things you can do to prepare for what's ahead. Listen now to get ready to start your business.

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EPISODE 2: Changing the Game: Alternative Lenders and the Disruption Mindset

We're exploring how disruptors approach consumers and utilize technology differently, and how that could be the key for your business warding off challengers.

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EPISODE 3: It's the Economy, Stupid: The Fed, Economic Policy, and You

On this episode of In Good Companies, we're breaking down the economy—what is it exactly? What makes it healthy or unhealthy? How can you tell a short-term blip from a long-term trend?

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EPISODE 4: Saving the Day: Becoming a Cybersecurity Superhero

You've probably got a security system for your building, with locks on your doors and safes for your important documents. But criminals don't just try to take what's in your cash register anymore.

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EPISODE 5: It Takes All of Us: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

What is diversity, equity and inclusion? Why is it needed? And what does it mean for your organization specifically?

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EPISODE 6: I Will Survive: COVID-19 and Crisis Management

In this episode of the Cadence Bank podcast, our experts explore COVID-19's impact on growth, opportunities, financing and business operations, and how businesses transformed to the "new normal."

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EPISODE 7: The Art of the Possible: Mergers & Acquisitions

On this episode, we'll cover the timeline and steps of the M&A process, ways to improve your valuation, and how to find the right partners.

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EPISODE 8: Executive Functioning: The Well-Prepared Executive

Our experts talk about quarterbacking executive financial plans, how no plan is one-size fits all, and what you need to prepare to make sure you get the most of the process.

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EPISODE 9: The Next Chapter: Business Succession Planning

Together we'll cover the key aspects of a business succession plan, like proper valuation provisions and operational redundancy, and how corporate governance structures can help you achieve those goals.

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EPISODE 10: Value Added: Wealth Transfer Planning & Next Gen Preparation

We'll cover the core financial values that you need to impart to your children, age-appropriate activities to instill those values, and how to structure your plan to reflect those principles.

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Wealth Management

Tailored solutions that balance interests and overall strategy.

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Commercial Banking

Essential financial resources for your company to grow and evolve.

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