Culture Leadership episode with CEO Richard Blank.. The Inspiring Workplaces Podcast with Michael Ke
Michael Kerr has been inspiring workplaces around the world for more than 20 years. Michael Kerr is a very funny Hall of Fame business speaker, trainer, and author who travels the world researching, writing and speaking about inspiring workplace cultures. His Inspiring Workplaces blog has been recognized as one of the top-30 workplace culture blogs in the world.
Culture Leadership Interview with the Inspiring CEO Richard Blank. I had a rich, inspiring conversation with Richard Bank, the CEO of Costa Rica Call Centers. Our wide-ranging conversation delved into several aspects of authentic leadership, communication skills, and inspiring workplace culture. Great insights, great gems for any culture leader that wants to be more intentional about their culture and lead with humility, heart and humor.
Michael Kerr is also the author of 8 books, including "The Jerk-Free Workplace: How You Can Take the Lead to Create a Happier, More Inspiring Workplace," "The Humor Advantage: Why Some Businesses Are Laughing All the Way to the Bank," and "Hire, Inspire, and Fuel Their Fire: How to Recruit, Onboard, and Train New Employees to Live Your Culture Out Loud."
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As a survivor of soul-sucking, fun-sucking workplaces, I made it my mission to inspire leaders, teams, and organizations to change how they work.
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Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame inductee Michael Kerr is an international business speaker, very funny motivational speaker, and workshop trainer. He’s also the author of 8 books including: The Jerk-Free Workplace: How You Can Take The Lead to Create a Happier, More Inspiring Workplace; The Humor Advantage: Why Some Businesses Are Laughing All the Way to the Bank; and Hire, Inspire, and Fuel Their Fire: How to Recruit, Onboard, and Train New Employees to Live Your Culture Out Loud.
For more than 20 years, Michael has travelled the world researching, writing, and speaking about inspiring workplace cultures, inspiring leaders, and businesses that leverage their humor resources to drive outrageous results for their employees and their customers.
Richard’s vision quest journey is filled with twists and turns. When he was 27 years old, he relocated to Costa Rica to train employees for one of the larger call centers in San Jose. With a mix of motivational public speaking style backed by tactful and appropriate rhetoric, Richard shared his knowledge and trained over 10 000 bilingual telemarketers. Richard Blank has the largest collection of restored American Pinball machines and antique Rockola Jukeboxes in Central America making gamification a strong part of CCC culture.Richard Blank is the Chief Executive Officer for Costa Rica’s Call Center since 2008.
Mr. Richard Blank holds a bachelors degree in Communication and Spanish from the University of Arizona and a certificate of language proficiency from the University of Sevilla, Spain. A Keynote speaker for Philadelphia's Abington High School 68th National Honors Society induction ceremony. In addition, inducted into the 2023 Hall of Fame for Business. Giving back to Abington Senior High School is very important to Mr. Blank. As such, he endows a scholarship each year for students that plan on majoring in a world language at the university level.
Costa Rica’s Call Center (CCC) is a state of the art BPO telemarketing outsource company located in the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica. Our main focus has been, and will always be to personally train each and every Central America call center agent so that we may offer the highest quality of outbound and inbound telemarketing solutions and bilingual customer service to small and medium sized international companies, entrepreneurs as well as fortune 500 companies.