17 Burst results for "Michelle Becker"

"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

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03:56 min | 1 year ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"Some the risk of exposure be a little bit different. And you're probably right. There is decreased But I can't say it's zero right right so I think that's that's just where the that. Where do you WANNA fall? Where do you want to err on? Which side of If you I mean if you have been out at the grocery store if you have been out Or there's some interaction. I mean it's really really hard to shut absolutely everything down. So there's there is a potential and I will. I will say like people are being way way. More careful from what I can tell in. My community This weekend I was even week ago and that is I think that is definitely helpful and I think people are starting to understand a little bit more of what's going on taking it seriously which I'm incredibly grateful for and I do think you're right like those. Those instances will decrease and the longer we are As isolated as possible. Then that will continue to decrease. But you know it's the only thing is that you you were very clearly aware of what you do yourself but you have to understand that you have no awareness of what somebody else says any interaction how. It has a risk involved in it. I think the other side of that though is this fire is going to be around as you know. Probably forever at this point interested. It's circulating it's in many people. There's no way eliminate it from everybody all at the same time so people. Will you know? They're predicting within the next year. To two years. That probably ninety to one hundred percent of people in the world. We'll have been exposed virus in some way and the idea is if we can slow it down for the scientists community to be able to medical community. It'd be able to find antiviral into come up with a vaccine then. The individual impact will be minimized. So there's actually They're looking at Germany and and ones I'm coming in. We chain right now. They're looking at the idea of an immunity passport so if they can do chest yeah if they can do these tests show that you have zero converted that you have antibodies and they're also trying to work on China figure out. How much antibody do you need to have to say that? You probably wouldn't get sick again and then trying to figure out how long laughed but the idea is if you've been exposed and you've either been Cincinnati pet some level virus replication and. You probably are immunity to some level that you would be able to be out in the world and Interacting because you know a little bit more about what's going on in your system and whether or not you're you're protected or if you are Safe to interact with other people in a way. That doesn't put down or you at risk for that again. That's a tough thing and understanding a little bit more of what's going on. This is really really important but And there's you know it's hard because there's an emotional component of fear of the unknown and again if we get the testing I've been running Hire more consistent basis both on the testing of are you now. Infected or the prevailing What's your conversion testing? Have you been infected? That's just really important information. That's going to help. People make better decisions so helpful. Michelle thank you so much. This has been extraordinarily yes. Thank you Michelle Michelle. Would you be open to US asking if our listeners have questions and coming back on with their questions? Thank you so much. Thank you so much to Michelle for spending her time with us and to all of you out there in the medical and research communities for everything. You're doing olive are essential workers to teachers who are figuring this out. Everybody is doing a lot of heroic work right now and we appreciate all of. You will be back here with you. On Tuesday to talk about voting.

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

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12:14 min | 1 year ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"That we did in the US dodge a pretty big bullet with both with h? One and one with cars with Murs even with you beloit when we had little like little very little intrusions into our kind of daily consciousness but nothing that was really significant there were other countries in the world. That had much higher mobility morbidity mortality from each one and once obviously from Farzin. Rose Andy Bola so we had all these examples and we had opportunities to really be like be more aware of what was going on but I think that in general. We tend to be a reactive society in front of a proactive society. So everybody in the most part just kind of you know skip that one and didn't have a really generalized understanding of the fact that those were near misses. That could've hit a hard and it was only a matter of time until this one well. I feel like it was both warnings. And also if you if you you know rotate your perspective ever so slightly you can also use it to say see. It doesn't affect us like everybody else. All those other ones that went around the world didn't affect US instead of seeing it as like will we have is. We've dodged those bullets it became to it. People used it Sort of confirmed that we had some sort of shield. That other places in the world didn't have that's fair I. I wonder if you think Michelle that this will become more a part of life like do you think this will be another like hundred years from now. They'll be pulling out the CO Cova nineteen charts the way we pull out the nineteen eighteen flu charts or do you think that we'll see this again in the next for in the foreseeable future probably a little bit of both. I think that definitely how this has spread what we've been doing to react or not react to it. We'll definitely go down in history books but I do think whether this probably will become Cuban. All we will end up with some antivirals we will end up with a vaccine and it may just get incorporated with like you now get instead of just getting a flu shot every year you're going to get is flu bash front of our shot every year and I hope fleet if we have to do something like that they end up being the same thing you know formulate them together but I don't know but I do think with the way we have climate change and with population change and continuing interaction with animals and in ways that we've never done before this is more and more likely to happen and my hope is that we can use this and learn from the lessons from this and be more prepared in a sense of being more aware of the global surveillance. 'cause I mean one of the things that's so obvious with this is that viruses don't respect any borders and so what happens in one part of the country in one part of the world can be on your doorstep in a matter of hours because of our the way that we are global in our travel in in our interactions in that sense? So how being able to take this and say okay. Here's the lessons that we've learned and put in in place to be more proactive in the future and help other countries with surveillance that have communication and resources being shared their they. They are shared pretty well in the scientific community but sometimes other political issues getting away and make things harder to share or share resources. But in this sense we are all people and we are in this together in this probably is going to be more of our new normal in the sense owes public health and Global Health Michelle. I pledge to you that I would not turn this into mild personal questions And also I would like to transition to part of the show I. I'd like to entitle things. My husband and I fight about with relationship to cove nineteen so I my first question is what do you think about? Takeout IS IT. Say A. and does it matter whether the food is hot or cold which is our most recent fight. Thank you for your patients Do you think that food safety is a high level in most in most restaurants and I do think that they are being very careful and cautious. I have been eating takeout reading here. Michelle you know. The reality is this is scaring because it is something that you can't see you can't you don't have any cue for where it is. And what's going on no for three five ten fourteen days if you're sick of somebody else's picking that so all of that increases those unknowns make the chart and make it scary but the reality too is a virus is an actual particle just. Because you can't see it doesn't mean it is or is there but you can You can break it down. You tend to destroy it and there's some things that the virus is stable and I from circumstances than isn't and others but I I think as far as takeout. They're really being careful. When you know the restaurants that are still open are being careful with how prepared food and even in any normal circumstance most of those procreation techniques would be fine anyway and then they're closing it up in something and they're delivering it so basically. I know that there are some people who are at significantly high risk. That are being really careful even takeout. But I don't feel like that's something that I'm concerned about I have been continuing to GEICO. Both hot and cold takeout cracked Michelle. I have I have. Everybody heard it. Everybody heard it. Thank you so much My other question is there seems to not be a lot of great guidance. About what family means. So they'll say don't exercise outside of your family group or just in contact with your family like so. I struggle with well if my mother lives up the street and we've both been quarantined for fourteen days. Is it okay for me to give her a hug or should family just mean who you live in a house with because I got lots of people around me hanging out with the grandparents and I don't feel like I'm getting a lot of really clear guidance on this and I'm hoping you can help me with that so one of the things that's hard with grandparents? Is that this virus. Is this true far as well does seem to be generally hitting people who are older than it does look like And we may see we get more evidence. You may see a really clear age distinction in this but my guess is that Jude especially are able to be infected and shed virus and not be sick And so the significant concern with grandparents watching grandkids is if the grandkids are exposed to something they could be shutting virus gangbusters and exposing people who are more at risk in the older age groups and really. Nobody has any idea. I think that's a really significant concern and I've seen a lot of Medical professionals who are trying to protect their family and talking about do I send my kids to my parents for them to take care of them. And it's really hard spending if you're not if you think the kid might have exposed because there's a good chance that they could be infected and in spreading I think as far as in your home in with people that you know There there's a little bit of a holiday. You have to make with that. I do know that one of the things that is most significantly correlated with staying healthy is washing your hands the moment you walk in the door every time for them the rate habit to just walk into no matter what happens. Because here's the reality virus on your hand really isn't GonNa make you sick what's GonNa make you sick is virus on your hand and then touching your eyes or your nose mouth. 'cause they have to get into your system so if you are keeping you know doing a good job of keeping clean And whatever insulated. You're washing your hands when you're dealing with that then you've got a good level of protection and that's a high about the high coalition with 'em stay healthy when you have your you know your family your parents down the street and you're both Quarantining and you do have that timeframe. There's no because of the potential high level of ace symptomatic mildly Cincinnati transmissions. I can't say for sure that just because you've been well encouraging fourteen days that you don't have some you don't have some level of virus shedding going on. That could put somebody else at risk that can if I can say one other thing about. This is the idea of testing. Just being really really important. Because there's so much out there that we don't know right. Now there's there's three types of testing One is the one that they're doing for people who are actively infected which is just trying to detect if the viral genetic material is present in. That doesn't mean that just means that you've been exposed at some way. And it usually correlate with infection with the virus genetic material is there then you are infected but what they also we're going to check like virus shutting and you can shed or you can have virus genetic material there without having a fully infectious virus though. There's another way to study to see if the virus that is being tested from a person is actually infectious virus. And that's a much longer harder way to determine not but the quick stopped easier way that we're working on right now are utilizing right now. It's just you have the virus genetic material hopefully and I've seen a report from TC that-that they're starting this already. They're GONNA do Testing to see if people have developed. Antibodies shoot a virus. And so that is what we call if you have an infection and then developed response to it we call it being converted so you have in your blood. You HAVE ANTIBODIES. So if you have antibodies to that disease now than you have. Ciro converted and you can detect that in a blood test I know they're working on the test right now. So ideally will be able to over the next month to determine how many people actually got sick or had had replicating virus in their systems and didn't show outward signs of being sick and so those numbers have those numbers in a little bit more reliable way. We'll be able to say okay for you to go down the street and give your current Because we have a better sense of whether you actively are shedding virus or whether you have unity or all of this questions will come down with better answers over the next six to nine months but for right now. If you're asking questions and making those decisions you have to make a little bit of a decision on without all of that really specific information. Which side do you want to Iran? I think we're I'm struggling. Is that it really. You know in the beginning in the first week or two when it felt like okay. Well we all were moving around in the world without a full realization of what this is that our all of our risk is much higher. But now I've been you know basically home for this is my fourth week Only going out when I do going out being like hyper hyper careful in a way. Obviously I wasn't when we started this to me that just it starts to feel different to me like I guess. That's where I'm struggling as it feels like shouldn't there be some sort of maybe not different recommendations but at least a different awareness. That will now that. We're not all moving about like we were in early March..

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

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05:15 min | 1 year ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"Some things in the pipeline there actually the merge vaccine that people have been working on ch For camels though not for people Because candles are the intermediate forced to watch and there have been drugs that have been being looked at the group that I worked with. Bill is still working on that and they have pulled out a couple of candidates that they have been going along on more of a normal pace then all of a sudden everything gets ramped up so there are labs that are able to hit it quickly and add the thin and have the facilities to do this but he can because at the tree level There are restrictions on the facilities. That are needed to do this. And the training that you need to be able to do that so you can tell a lot of money and a lot of money is being thrown at this very very quickly and you have people in groups that can and can't have it so where there's a lot of supports the labs are running through these trials as fast as they can. They're looking at these. The the one actually is the most prominent thing that we had evidence of affectively or Efficacy with those stars and Murs is which is the drugs later to the one that has been used. Hepatitis Virus To eliminate that and so that one is they've actually started clinical trials in that one already and that was already in the pipeline for King at Being affected against current viruses. But they're pulling up other things that have had some level of efficacy in in the lab. But it's a long pathway from the lab to making sure that it's safe and people and what does it actually do and doesn't do what it does and sell. And so they're fifty as fast-tracking things everybody's working really really hard The vaccine child are also going on in parallel. And they you probably know. They've started the one with a Vaccine that was started in Seattle. But there's just some level of time that needs to happen to be able to see if these work in animals and people as well as that they're saved and they don't cause harm because that would be the most important thing that she wants to effective but also doesn't cause harm missile. Can I ask you about your personal reaction? When we started to learn that there was this novel strain. That was going to be very destructive. Was that as someone who's thought about Corona virus and worked on it for so long. Was that surprising to you or not. And as the kind of conversation around it has evolved. What has been surprising to you or seemed obviously incorrect to you from the beginning. It's not surprising at all that this has happened since especially since people really dug into the research of where did this come from and what that meant was that people were doing a lot of surveillance so as far as far as was linked to a wet market and going home province and they found that there was fire very similar to the one in people in to the animals that were kept in the province in the market and they trace those back both of those animals. It's a cat and dog that were formed and they went back to the farms and so they looked at a lot of different tracing and trying to figure out where it came from it and ultimately look like the Ba- the viruses the precursor for the virus that ended up and people actually circulating batch. And so there's this increase surveillance of bats all over the world and what we find. Is that bats all over the world. Carry Current ivars carry other viruses to and they're really interesting research now that shows why that are able to carry the variety viruses. That don't make bounce sick. But sometimes when they spill over into other animal or human population do make them sick so we knew that the kind of ours are circulating in bats and then in other animals and because we knew that it had tipped over in the first case and then these other circulating seasonal carnivores. It was not surprising that it was going to happen again. And we saw something. Similar with H One n one the epidemic strain or the pandemic strain actually of Slough. That happened in two thousand nine and that had a lot of the same characteristics of this virus in the sense that it was usually transmitted from person to person But it caused a mild or milder disease and there was some overlap with because we had drugs And we had a vaccine that was already set up and ready to go so able to be reformulated in. I have that added in pretty quickly so we had a lot of data of the flu that we don't how so this the I toby to cause nineteen is causing more severe disease but the idea of a respiratory virus coming out of the animal population Being easily transmitted from person to person potentially causing range of disease has been on people's radar in the epidemiology group and in global health and public health groups for decades so. This isn't surprising the response. I think that's been.

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

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02:36 min | 1 year ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"More carefully controlled or presented and then as evidence grows and becomes part of the literature part of the conversation. I think that we're GONNA see. This isn't effective and unfortunate in the way that it got presented and picked up and carried in our just in our time where everybody is grasping for information and trying to expensive things. That don't make sense. I mean I was GonNa ask you if you had president trump email address so you could just maybe forward that slinky just read from France. I think that would could be really helpful for him. about that the speed at which things are happening. I'm wondering like someone who's worked in this area for so long. Like what are you seeing? As far as the the level of scientific collaboration and the speed at which it's happening that's giving you hope that maybe you haven't really ever seen before or I don't know maybe this is. This is sort of the normal way people respond. I'm just I'm I'd be interested on an insider's take on that so I'm not doing research on the thing more Ls allowed about four years ago. But I have been in touch with people friends of mine who are still doing research and everybody has really jumped. In and current viruses have been studied for a long time. These circulating seasonal ones were set. Were discovered in the seventies and eighties and research started. But there were probably five labs and all of the US that had some connection with an research Karrar after SARS. There was an increase in the funding and people doing that research. It was a little harder because we had to go work in a bsn three laboratory which are expensive to build and maintain the equipment that you need in that lab and all of the regulations surrounding it make make it actually pretty expensive research to do so. The SARS epidemic had the impetus to create more funding anymore opportunities for doing that research. So SARS research then picked up the visibility of congresses and then murders which is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus came out in twenty twelve and with another little wakeup call but neither fires numbers were very didn't transmit from person to person very easily and so again. The SARS epidemic came up and went down within six one and Moore has been circulating since twenty twelve but it tends to pop up and have a little outbreak. And then really Peter out in so research has been ongoing for both of these Viruses since then and so we had.

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

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13:40 min | 1 year ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"We are so thrilled when Michelle Becker reached out to she has a PhD in microbiology. Immunology from Vanderbilt and after doing a post doctoral fellowship in Paris return to national and worked in Corona Virus Research. For Ten years she was a laboratory manager for the biosafety level. Three lab where they worked on SARS. Csv immerse cove and so she has since left the lab and just so generously offered up her time particularly to help me. Sort out some of my personal conflict with my husband about how to handle this current pandemics. I'm sure y'all look forward to that. And she also generously agreed to answer listener questions and come back on the show so after listening. If you have more questions just reach out at hello at paint soup politics show dot com and let us know here's Michelle. We know a lot about corona viruses. But sometimes I think the most important word in all this coverage is novel because we have a new grow virus with cove in nineteen. So can you help us? Just lay a foundation of what we understand about this type of virus but what information were missing about this particular one. So you're right. Creative Arts is have been in human populations for a long time There are four that circulate on a yearly basis. That caused up to about forty percent of human colts but they are also circulating in the animal populations and those don't usually come into human populations so the idea of novel basically means if the kernel virus in the sense that it has gene structure and a virus structure that classifies it in that family but it is a virus that nobody has never inspected a person before so the implications for that is that nobody has immunity to it. We and then that also how it interacts with an individual cell. How infects that person? The course of disease how long somebody is symptomatic or infectious or how? It transmits from person to person. So they're all new things because those are individualistic with each type of current virus each virus actually infect the human population and there are current verses that circulate within other animals as well. It's a pretty significant. There are different current events that are also against agricultural pathogens as well in chickens and pigs actually. The pigs is Related families that not perverse. Well now we know it goes and tigers too. That's the number one news story echo the tiger at the bronze tiger king. But it's fine. I'm also worried about the tiger. Were there wasn't Cheetah Corona and it was it decimated part of the captive cheetah population and it was one of the things that actually encouraged people to increase the breeding range and get samples from the wilds increase the native breed in captivity breeding because all of the captives. Cheetahs had the same. Were so related. Genetically that when the virus it though it wiped out a tongue Kind of the animals and catches eighty. How much of what? We are hearing about Kobe. Nineteen is our best. Guess you know the sort of fourteen day the possibility of immunity after you've had it versus this is good information that we can feel pretty confident about what you're hearing a combination of what we know from other viruses and the rapidly gathering data for this one and China compare and contrast. What the difference. That's there's a relationship with all of that so what we do know with other the more seasonal Viruses they do have an intensity that tends to be higher or higher prevalence From December through March and there was a paper that actually tracked did some surveillance and track them over a three year period And tried to look at how which ones were probably in different timeframes and it looks like they all circulate globally all your globally. On all the time in a disease prevalence in this time period but people immunity does seem to Wayne so people don't necessarily get reinfected the same year but get time to potential to be reinfected one to three year cycle. So we're looking at the new virus and obviously it's not being in people long enough to be able to make those determinations but with those circulating that doesn't look like you get infected. Wants them in your good for the rest of your life? It does look like that immunity save and we have the potential to be reinfected in that timeframe kind of at one to three here. The one that's a little bit different as far as far as it looks like it came into the population The difference with stars is that people were not infectious until they were symptomatic and so it caused More severe disease but it also meant that when somebody's felt thick and you told them to stay home they were not infectious before that and so the public health measures of self isolating And self quarantining actually worked in as far as we can tell stars at least before now that came in two thousand. Three is no longer circulating human population. So we don't have great immunity dated say. Oh it came back and the people that had it before now good for life but in animal challenges animal on test it does look like stars produced a higher level of immunity then the circulating seasonal did or do on a regular basis. So this could fall somewhere in the middle. Ba could have recurring infections within that one two three your time. That's more similar to current viruses. That call 'cause more cold like symptoms just mild cold or it could kit more over into as far as we do have evidence with other viruses that sometimes when you have more severe disease you actually get better in unity to going on so we may see this difference to the people who've had are like you know you had covered nineteen which the virus for that is actually stars. Kobe shoe so if you've had a thanking infection that or the disease and it released severe enough and he recovered from it. You may actually have better immunity than somebody who had a symptomatic or mildly symptomatic. Now that is not known yet and we won't know that for a while but that is one hypothesis based on some of the information combining information from the circulating chronic viruses and SARS. So I don't know if this is a dumb question but I'm going to ask it anyway is the fact that I the virus virus of causes some people to be a symptomatic period or a dramatic for such a long time. Is that just the structure of this virus? There scientific reason for that or is it the fact that it plays out so differently and people like some people barely notice it or just lose their sense of smell in some people obviously get sick and die really about co morbidity or is there something to the virus itself so that answer it mean an actual answer isn't known and it'll probably be a while before we can sift through We know that different people have different sensitivities to different viruses based on their own genetics and sometimes based on their immune system and the way the immune system processes and presents the different Infections one thing that I'm seeing that's interesting that different about this compared to the other ones that we've seen is the GI treason -tations and so you're seeing more and more People noting that they have had diarrhea or gi distress or have been throwing up and then get the respiratory symptoms and so one hypothesis. Is You have the receptor that the virus uses to enter into sell all the way through your respiratory tract but it's also in your gi tract as well and so. There is an idea that this one could also infect through the oral that Pathway that you actually did it in your mouth and it goes instead of going just your lungs or your back of your throat your lungs it can also essentially what your gi tract. There is a general. This is again. This is not specific date yet. But there's a general indication that a lot of people that have the GI symptoms. I have worse disease going forward and one of the hypothesis for that is that you have a lot of surface area in your gi tract. And so if you're if the viruses actually getting in that way I it may have been they disseminate in your body to a greater degree And then migrate to your lungs then also be infected in your lungs and you have those symptoms as well but your body gets a little more overwhelmed with the virus replicating your system before your immune system kicks into to try to fight it so again. This is that there was son. Evidence with far is that people could shut it in a stool and but we didn't have any strong evidence For that secret oral route of infection. So far is Really do that fecal oral well and some viruses or respiratory and other viruses are more bloodborne and so you have a couple of different pathway that viruses used to get in and out of a person to host Michelle. Can you help us understand why? They're so much conversation about malaria. Drugs in connection with corona virus. So there's a couple of things One thing is that when the the doctors are on the frontline and they're dealing with The patients that are coming in. They're dealing with symptoms and the number one. They're just trying to see what helps. So the first line of defense a lot of times is dealing with whatever those respiratory sometimes or whatever they're presenting with I am not. I don't know exactly why. They tried to malaria drugs. The beginning the Petra hydroxy chloroquine. But I do know that they tend to start with the drugs that they have available even if they're not that's a fifth specifying for that. Obviously it's a novel disease so we don't have Dr specifically targeted for that yet. So they'll just start with whatever's in the pharmacy at some level malaria. The malaria this Hydrochloric had anti-inflammatory properties. And so one of the things that you do see with Koga nineteen disease. Is this the bodies overreacting in some cases to try to stop the infection and that a lot of that is inflammatory response You've also probably you might have heard fighting. Storms that going on just because the body is like. Oh my gosh this is you know. We're trying to check this. Get this under control. So that's what? Hey what's in Nukus in the lungs right that is say that again like when you're flung are filling up with fluid. Is that sort of a symptom of an overreaction almost more than anything else yes yeah. There's a difference between the disease. Virus causes directly by getting into cells and making new virus and maybe boasting those cells But there's also will be call. Immune mediated damage which actually damage that. Your body says to itself by the immune system kicking in and trying to get rid of it and some of it. I mean it is necessary but the immune system is is really important but it's also potentially dangerous because it's a job is to kill it themselves and cases. So you have your. There's a lot of regulation in that system to ramp it up and then to ramp it down so depending on how the viruses interacting with main system targeted and turning it on sometimes it overturns it on or a gift doing too many areas at want in the system your immune system actually is a hard time ramping back down. And it can cause damage in the meantime So it's a very finely balanced system and there are there are viruses and bacteria that can cause that to get turned on too much not turn off but the issue with this drug is It's an interesting report so there was a report out of France that said this was an effective treatment. It was the hedrick the core Queen Anne in combination with an antibiotic AS Roma Essen and I just saw a report. Actually today that there's another group in France that basically did a more careful examination of this in their hospital with patients that had come in and had been treated with that drug and they see no different win a people that were treated with the drug with and people who were treated without the drugs so the the hard thing is there the difference between anecdotal evidence actually have like data science careful research and people have a tendency to believe anecdotal evidence especially when it comes to a trusted source or when it sounds like it solves the problem or it takes care of uncle. Jim Who's the doctor says this works then. We believe him but there is a bias. There that is not necessarily supported with data and so as again people are moving staff. All of this is moving fast. And they're trying to step in and meet a gap and need a need which is great but we have to take a step back and say okay. This is potentially worked in a situation or with a couple of people but it doesn't seem to be generally effective As we're getting more data.

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

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03:08 min | 1 year ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"Shouting out local leaders who are handling corona virus. Well going to return to the Senate and to what Congress is doing about Corona virus on Tuesday. We feel like the situation is developing so much this week that we need to give it a minute and we'll give you a good update on Tuesday. We're also going to talk about what happened in Wisconsin on Tuesday about ways that we can think about voting in light of public health concerns but for right now. Let's talk about these local officials that y'all have shared with us. Who are doing the work out there so Miriam sinister a message from Kansas City. That her Mayor Quinn. Lucas is exceptional. He's canceling events. He's eating local constantly knowing how hard this pandemic is on small businesses and has just been a model for sensibility as far as elected officials. He shared his personal cell phone number. Who a strong choice. Constituents can take some with concerns and I just. She's been really really impressed with his leadership. So keep it up mayor Lucas. We also heard from a listener about Mayor Ron Nurenberg in Texas. This listener was saying you know our governor. Lieutenant Governor have not been great here but our mayor is doing the right thing. He issued the shelter in place orders in San Antonio and has been a real leader there despite that being difficult to do in the overall climate because of the way the governor is handling things and our listener is very grateful for it and then we also heard praise for the governor of Illinois Jay Pritzker. He's been making national news quite a because he does not have kind words for Donald Trump. I don't at all I dig. It actually This listener said my favorite J. Quote. So far is I understand how difficult it is to see. The economy slowed down and watch friends and neighbors laid off from jobs. Those concerns keep me up at night but I will say again. You can't have a livelihood without a life. As long as Americans still have breath in their lungs we will find a way to survive and thrive. We can revive our economy. We can't revive people loss to this virus that may military good job governor of Illinois. Something that I like about him and other governors is talking pretty publicly about what goes on in these calls between the White House and all of the governors that much like our five. Pm Briefings and Kentucky is something that I would love to see continue. I would love to see more coordination between governors and the federal government and this willingness of everyone to be talking openly about that balance. Whose responsibility is this. What's the arrangement between the states and the federal government? I think we're getting a window into something that we haven't had enough of a window into before in part because of the way people are using social media. And so I I really value that in Governor Pritzker as well and I value the entire conversation and would like to see us. Continue to lean into that right next up. We're going to share our interview with Michelle Becker. We will be right back after this short message from our sponsor. Do you need perhaps a fun activity to do with the family or something to help? Take your mind off things you can dig out that box.

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

Pantsuit Politics

14:48 min | 1 year ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"With you today. And after we tackle a few of the top headlines we are going to share our interview with former firyal gist and researcher Michelle Becker. We were so thankful for her for coming on the show answering our questions and we cannot wait to share that interview with you. The Democratic National Convention has officially been delayed. We plan to do a live event in Minneapolis. Around the time of the convention. We are unfortunately going to be canceling that event. We're just not sure what the rest of the year holds for us in terms of travel so stay tuned but we will miss seeing you all in Minneapolis and hope to be back there again when it is safe and a great time to do so we have what I guess you could describe as not code. Nineteen Related News. But here's how I feel about. Everything is coping nineteen related and the outbreak definitely had an effect on this campaign. Although I think that it was never going to happen after South Carolina but case you have not hurt Bernie Sanders officially suspended his campaign for president. What I'm interested in hearing from you about this. Sarah is how you feel about the fact that he has suspended his campaign but not endorsed Joe Biden yet it tracks. Sorta say Bernie's consistency is is often talked about and I think from the beginning of his run and twenty sixteen. What he really wanted to do was move the Democratic Party further to the left and maintaining his place on the remaining ballots and taking his delegates to the convention so that he can have influence inside the platform committee fulfills that objective continues to push the party left. He has already been very successful in doing that. And bringing New People into the conversation New People into the process and really shining a spotlight on progressive issues and progressive policies. I mean I think that he should feel good about his impact from two thousand sixteen in this year as well. I hope that he saw the reality. Which was you know? And it was a crowded field about thirty percent of voters was good enough but in a two person field or in a general election. It's not but those thirty percent of people that are hardcore. Progressives are really really important to the party and really important to the process and their voices deserve to be heard so I think that he the there is not the extreme disdain between the Sanders and Biden campaign there was between the Sanders and Clinton campaign. So I think you know Post Party convention and hopefully if they play a really active role we won't see some of the booing and Protesting that we saw at the last convention that he'll he will support Vice President Biden and his candidacy and really move the process for it. I think it was a good call to end now and I don't blame him for wanting to continue to exert influence over the policy process in particular. I hope they figure this out. Pre-convention I know they're talking often and it seems like Biden's public outreach to the campaign has been very warm I would imagine the private outreaches as well and I think that's good and I really hope that they come to you some policy proposals. That Bernie can feel good about supporting so that he can have an endorsement going into the convention I just think dragging this out. Only benefits the trump campaign especially in the way the trump campaign uses that division to try to pull people away from Bernie trump or just to keep them at home. If you are dealing with people in your life who you are worried won't vote or will vote for trump instead of Biden. I think it is a good moment to revisit that analysis that I was thinking through when I changed my party affiliation which is just that when you're voting in an election and this is new for me. I have not always viewed it this way but I think for the foreseeable future in American politics. This is where we are. You know it is like waiting for waiting at a platform for trains and there are two trains and you can get on one or the other. I guess you can stay on the platform but life is still gonNA roll on even if you don't get on the trains and to me if the choices of trains are Biden and trump. It's pretty clear decision which one I'm getting on. And you know Biden his imperfect and one thing we wanted dimension today is that we are aware of reported sexual assault allegations. We have not discussed them here because this is something we tell people all the time about news if you're not seeing it everywhere. It is important to be skeptical and to reserve judgment and hold back and it has been difficult to find reporting from major outlets on these allegations and we feel like it is important that we wait until we have that reporting so that we do justice to the conversation whenever the conversation looks like but we know for lots of reasons that if Sarah and I were nominating the presidential candidates these would not be are two choices and yet they are they appear to be are two choices right now and I think I just think it's important to talk to people about the very real consequences of what happens in November. It's not theoretical especially in a world where corona virus is is so prevalent and showing us the importance of what the executive branch does. I think as far as the Biden's campaign outreach to Bernie Sanders year seen Biden's strengths come to play for all my devotion to the Clintons and particularly Hillary Clinton. There is a sense of like once we're done with you or done with you Biden. Sort of his his desire to to make a deal to compromise to bring anybody bring everybody in is really one of his biggest drinks. And I think we're already seeing that with the people that have dropped out so far with him. Adopting Student Loan Forgiveness Warren's bankruptcy plan. I think you'll see this even more with burnings people and I think that is to be praised. Thought a lot about Joe Biden's candidacy and I think where I'm settling. Is that so often the case in this primary that when I when I rotate something just a few degrees all of a sudden it feels really different and so you can get an space with Joe Biden wear. He's an old white guy and he has this long career and Like it's such an important thing to go against Donald Trump and I'm so frustrated and we just we have to settle for a vice presidential candidate even though he's committed to it being a woman and just size by and I get it I get it but if you rotate it ever so slightly and you think that Donald Trump is a unique challenge and he is a very unique challenger and anybody who goes up against him will be permanently scarred. Will you know have to shoulder the Cunanan child rapist conspiracy crap the nicknames the just norm shredding at every opportunity and so there's a part of me that when. I take a breath and I I turn my perspective ever so slightly. I think well is it so bad that it's someone whose reputation is very solidified and many Americans minds. Is it so bad that somebody at the end of their career as opposed to somebody young who will have to be just permanently imprinted with everything that donald trump throws them? Is it so bad that it somebody well advanced in years? Who probably only going to serve one term. Is it so bad that then that person would have committed to the first female vice presidential candidate? Who would probably only have to wait four years. I mean I just I think with Biden instead of thinking it has to be this revolutionary to take on Donald Trump. If you sort of think maybe it sort of an old general who's making a sacrifice in a way instead of taking the hits so that the people can flow behind them taking out the enemy that is just so brutalizing so that we can free up space for this generation of leaders behind him you know when he talks about himself as a bridge. I think like the more I think about it the more I think like. Yeah because as we always say donald trump is just a manifestation of the of the problems we face but he is a particularly ugly one that we do have to conquer but let's leave the energy for the problems that will remain and his wake. I Dunno that's where I'm at right now as last week from Justin Amash who I agree with probably more consistently than anybody else in Congress right now but I was really annoyed by this tweet because he said that Biden versus trump is not the contest. America deserves right now and that annoys me onto levels number one. Justin Amash has publicly flirted with the idea of an independent run for a long time. And he is very media savvy and he knows what a tweet like that does and I just think that's not helpful or productive in any way right now but the second layer rummy is it kind of is the contest. America deserves right now and I think it is important to be honest about that. And about the fact that as citizens the vast majority of us have not tended the fire of our democracy and left that work to the professional fire keepers and it only gets our attention when they let it become a forest fire. Right that's this really destructive thing. We're like wow. Why did the professional fire keepers? Make this fire bigger because that is what happens and so in a Lotta ways you know biden versus trump is exactly what we deserve. It's a lot of name recognition people who've been around a long time. We feel like we've heard of them so it must be fine. I mean it's it's bad because we have let things become real bad in terms of our capacity to pay attention to them care about them and I think that that's okay especially because I do believe. That Biden has the ability to rebuild and harness this deep bench of talent and I think it is exceptionally harmful to the Republican party to have trump at the top of the ticket again. Who has proven the exact opposite ability that he is not a talent builder. He is an alienated. He has a reputation destroyer. This race is going to shape the future of these two parties for a long time and again I think if you're choosing to me the choices really obvious like who can leave us with more leaders in their wake versus who takes down even more who fires more people who racks up more acting positions with no oversight. I think that choice is quite clear that we just need to make it. Did you see the poll where it was you know? In two thousand sixteen trump one among people who hated him and Hillary but Biden wins among people that hate him and trump. No that's just. I know we want this to be about like a giant contest of ideas about the future of America. It's never going to be that when Donald Trump is the candidate. You are facing ever like we just need to let that go. It's not gonNA to happen. He won't allow it and for better or worse he is the other candidate and the president of the United States and he has a lot of control over what we talk about especially when it comes to the campaign and so to me. It's like okay. Well if we're just if we were looking at the entire democratic primate like when we had all twenty five of them who do we actually think does the best Nepal when I hate both of them. Who Do I hate the least? I don't know maybe we did pick the right personal long. Maybe Joe Biden is the milk. Toast once you've planted all this. Democrats are just as bad bull. Sorry that survives. The best is like. Yeah but I remember the eight years of Obama and he was. We liked him and his sunglasses. So yeah that works like I don't know maybe that's just what would that should have been the strategy the whole time. I don't want it to be that. I don't think you're that wrong. But what I will say is. I don't think that this policy heavy contest of ideas is the only criterion and I think corona virus is a good reminder of what the job actually is because just like we've talked about a million times you know George W Bush wanted to be a domestic policy president. He didn't get new I'm sure that Barack Obama did not want to spend the amount of time thinking about isis that he had to spend thinking about Isis. You just get whatever history deals you and so as voters we ought to be looking at who can handle whatever history deals to them instead of You know this prescription for changing America. In a way that I think would benefit my personal circumstances and the people around me best. That is an important question. It's just not the only question and so that's why I think sanders has never been a great candidate. I was really encouraged to hear Bernie Sanders speaking about himself as a senator in his withdrawal speech he has a lot of muscle in the Senate that he could exercise and for him to choose to do that. I think makes a ton of sense and is probably going to be way more effective for the people who support his vision for America than he would've been as the president because he will get to focus in in the Senate on what he wants to focus on Godspeed Bernie Sanders in the Senate and in life. And I have not always been filled with grace towards you but I am happy and grateful for your impact on the Democratic Party so we wanted to continue our Relatively new tradition of shouting out local leaders who are handling corona virus. Well going to return to the Senate and to what Congress is doing about Corona virus on Tuesday..

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

Pantsuit Politics

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"By creating functional close offering complimentary personal styling and fostering a community of remarkable women shipping and returns are always free and you can email or text any time with styling questions visit 'em leflore dot com slash pantsuit and use Promo Code Pantsuit for fifteen percent off your first purchase. It kind of is the contest. America deserves right now and I think it is important to be honest about that. And about the fact that as citizens the vast majority of us have not tended the fire of our democracy and left that work to the professional fire keepers and it only gets our attention when they let it become a forest fire. Right that's this really destructive thing. We're like wow. Why did the professional fire keepers? Make this fire bigger because that is what happens. This is Sarah and Beth. You're listening to pantsuit politics. The home of grace filled political conversation. Hello everyone welcome to another episode of Pantsuit politics. We are so excited to be here.

"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

Dose of Leadership

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

"In fact, we had a a gal that lost her mom New Year's day a couple of days ago, and you know, they just come in and say he'll problem we've got your desk take as much time as you need. And I think that culture is is everywhere as you walk around our billing, and and that something very special and probably the most special thing I'd like to keep as we continue to go through the years that intentionally behind the culture can see that you do. I mean, I think as as we get more seasoned. We understand the importance of that culture. I think one one twenty and thirties, we're just trying to make a name for herself. But yeah, hear what you're saying is like the. Importance of culture in intentionally behind it. Right, right. Yeah. I think we probably used to worry about things the future more than I did today. We kinda just take a day at a time. So things are out of our control. But at the end of the day when the employees are happy, they know they've done job that day. They seem to be pretty happy walking in the next morning. I think that's that's really important to us as as leadership team. So what's next for profit builders as you're going for now going on your twenty fifth is the twenty fifth year? Right. Just twenty five years. We'll be next month so complete our fear. And I think grooming the next generation of who's going to lead his gonna take the reins will be, you know, something I'm intentional intentional about in the next five years. You see you so points of back a little bit. Or what he what he sees up doing? I think so I think I'm. Ready to to step back, and maybe let someone else lead. Not because I don't I love the people. But when you work somewhere twenty five years, you're you're kind of thinking what else can I do with my time. So whether that's volunteering or I might sit on sit on a mower with my younger son's company. Right. Do some non thinking? But at the end of the day. I think I think we've got a great niche and will continue to grow that niche across the country. Hope you'll of the twenty five years. Absolutely. Yeah. That's exciting. While I think combination that VIN diagram of that humble teachable spirit with this intensity of will. And that sweet spot in the middle where they intersect. I think that's a sweet spot that leaders. We should strive for. Right. And it seems like me when I look at you. And I and I see the presence on I see in the ideas, you're talking about you seem like that type of leader demand. I think it would be fascinating to work with you at your your organization. So people should be feel blessed? It Smalls it is to be working for a leader. Like you. I think that's my personal thing. That's that's a nice compliment. I think. For me. It's it's a daily challenge. We all learned from the top. And sometimes it's lonely at the top. But at the end of the day, I'm responsible for the good the bad the ugly. And you're gonna have all of it is no. But it's it's a lot of fun to it's been. It's been a fantastic journey that would have never expected, but a lot of fun to have why can imagine personal let me think about the personal habits is wrapping up here. What would you do to sustain that to sustain that positively that sustain that kind of com outlook this positive com-? Alec that you have when you do personally to sustain it. Oh, I think you know, faith faith is a big player in that having the quiet time to to shut phones. Computers, and everything off is is very important to me, the the older I get it's fun to have. I to adult sons that are very interactive. With me one in the business in one comes in every. Day knows all the staff. So that's that's fun to have them around. But it's also fun to separate our family time from the business time, and we try to do that. Well, I love it. I love your leadership style of who you are as a person and likes abate. They should be blessed to have you as a CEO. And I thank you for coming on the show, how.

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

Dose of Leadership

03:41 min | 2 years ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

"They the rose himself. You know, they saw what when I was giving my love to rose to the top. They got out right. What do you think about that? Yeah. I always been a Easter really bother me at first win. Somebody wanted to leave employees wanted to leave or one of my clients wanted to leave. But sometimes turnover is a good thing. Because I've I've really got to the either wanna be on the bus or you don't wanna be on the bus not not to be mean about it. But when you're when you're in there, and you want to be there you perform much better all of us do. So that's that's really what I focus on probably more than who's leaving who staying right? It's almost like I get what you're saying is like we spend all this energy trying to like, oh, you could just see our, you know, in we feel as leaders. It's our job to motivator. Bring everybody up, and it really is our job to motivate. I can't mode. Avait you. Now, you have to choose to it. And it's like you said like what you said is like either gotta look either wanna be on the bus, and you're not. And if not it's okay, right? I mean, my job is as my job with my leadership team is really finding individuals that are going to flourish and do the best they can do in certain positions. And if we get that, right, usually the model works if Ariel takes care of itself, and sometimes it's even putting the correct clients with the correct personalities of the employees that that matters to so at the end of the day. I'll never forsake one of my staff to keep a client. They know that they know I've got their back regardless, and, you know, the clients won't ever have an opportunity mistreat a staff member. So that's I think they they have that knowledge in that comfort, and it just works very blessed. I love that idea. Love that way to look I think. The right way to look at it given that what he looked for in looks like your sounds like you take a long time before you bring somebody on board. I mean, what do you look for in somebody to bring on your team? I think those that are honest about eight mistakes they've made in. Maybe more of do they fit into the values that that we have. I mean, we have a responsibility or dealing with somebody's money, and it's not ours were dealing with somebody's employee's and they're not ours. So we really have to treat those like it is what they are. And the the grooming of young people is probably been our best success is take the ones that don't know anything. We don't have to reprogram them. Because I think anybody that's had a job that's been less than fun. Probably got trained a little inaccurately not correctly. So it's easier to train from no knowledge than to deprogramming. Let's say let's start over. Yeah. What you look like some of that leads. You You know? know, you're intentional about how you come across leading. By example. What do you wanna make sure that I'm a young new employees? What do I wanna glean off a you? You know, what what do you wanna make sure that? Comes across from you. I think for for me, it's teaching them. How impactful they can be regardless of the position. And when you can make a difference in the business owner or the clients or each other. I mean, the the camaraderie the team has in..

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

Dose of Leadership

03:53 min | 2 years ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

"So you can make smart businesses. Yep. I don't know why. I didn't think about that out of great, right? Is that is that normal like a clients searching for what I just said. And oh after I get to know, you it's so much more than that. Because I think what helps us is because we're dealing with. Let's take the restaurant industry or dealing with restaurants that are on the east coast west coast. So we have a wide visibility of how the food costs should be with the prime labor costs should be. And I think for us having a wide viz. Ability in vision allows us to help the individual that is to struggling maybe in their in their practice. You know, what what should the costs house should those land? And you know, again technology has been the driving force behind how we can do that. But if if our job is to keep them in business, and that's the end of the day. That's our sole job. We used to have a tagline that was our top priority is your bottom line. And we felt like if if we keep their bottom line in check that allows us to, you know, keep a client. So long term clients have been really I think winning formula between long-term clients longtime employee's we really get the consistent product deliver. Also cure. You're giving him CFO type service, sir. Correct. I don't know why that you know that just hit me now. But you know, I think of a paychecks or somebody all your competitors. And oh, it's just I need someone to take this kind of burden of payroll processing off my plate. So I can do the business. But you're saying, yeah, I'll do that. But let me be an aero in your quiver. You hope you run the business, right? Yeah. And I think too they don't have a it's not one eight hundred who am I going to get today? They yeah, they got that relationship. They're going to call shell. They're going to call. They have a one to one relationship with their staff. So that's that's. I can imagine even to with your employees, this kind of education that they're getting they're getting like a masters degree of business. Just by developing relationships with these people, I can imagine. Yeah. They do. They learn to their they're kind of really it's the controller that these businesses wouldn't be able to afford or have you know, regardless of size. Exciting. Well, how do you deal? I'm looking at you. I see your presence. And I said I can sense this competitive in you with this humble teachable spirit. But you seem like someone who's very intentional staying calm. Under intense situations is something that you get you work at your natural at what is I think I've gotten better at it with age. Let's just say that now. It's kinda like a parent. Gotta pick your battles with your kids mountain and muggy today. So, but I think I'm confident in our in our model, and I'm confident in our clients confident in the software, we use and the people that are using it. So with that again, I I focus on what we do. Well, not where when we stumble because we learned so much from those opportunities as a great point. I mean, I've looked back some my leadership failures in. It was when I was focusing spinning eighty percent of my energy on that weakness, either myself, or even that employees if taking that see employee trying to get him to an a meanwhile ignoring my Biesen as right, and when I flipped it, and I focused on the the as Regan internally with myself. Hey, play in my lane play where I'm strong than my weaknesses became less of a factor. Same thing. Sternly with my employees..

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

Dose of Leadership

02:42 min | 2 years ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

"I love that analogy released. They have that awareness that you're giving the your team that no matter what the product is. And you're looking at numbers and accounting, all that's not sexy. You get some young college graduate, and they wanna take on the world nickname for themselves this and that and it doesn't matter. What the I learned that early on? It's great mentors. Like it. Doesn't matter. What the product is. I got lives at stake here. Yes. If it's it's their dream to. That's what we look at is. They're they're in the survival mode. And you know, every business has dips and valleys, we see our clients go through that. And were we? That's that resonates with us. How can we help how we do a better job? And sometimes we have to gesture fees just to support their their downturn. You know on the construction downturn to place. How do we keep our clients and business or do we take as much for ourselves? And that's an easy answer. One thing. That impressed me about your also your business employees. And also your clients is that you've got like you mentioned on your internal stuff. People have been with you longtime right turnover low, but your client base some have been with you since the very beginning. Right. Why is what do you think the key to that is I think the consistent product, they know we're very organized in terms of our processes, so. They have to to provide for us each week certain items. Whether it's their payables our information that's coming through their their transactional accounting before us. It's more of. Giving them the picture. So that they can make the right decisions on their side of the fence because for us it's more than just transactions. It's about giving a clear concise accurate and timely picture that allows them to make the decisions and watch for trends. Maybe prior to the, you know, the business soaring or failing, you know, there's there's a lot of work that you can do ahead of time before things tank before things for you. It's interesting. I guess I guess I would. If I was getting put myself as a business owner shoes was finding somebody helped me with the accounting outsourcing, Mike, counting deportment, I guess my mind naively was just thinking about payroll and processing in legalese stuff, right and taxes. But that's interesting that you're saying, yeah, I'm here to help you paint that picture to give you set a KPI..

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

Dose of Leadership

02:09 min | 2 years ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

"Fail. You learn how to lose. NFL has for me teaching the young people or the new people in our organization, and sometimes it's teaching the business owners, helping educate them what you look at what? What counts? What matters. What doesn't it? It's helped me in my business. So sometimes the best experiences or the best learning moments for us is what we see on the other side of what not to do. And whether that's with an employee with a staff member. I mean, there's always tough decisions as a leader. But I think if if you share that responsibility. I've got great leadership team that there they they have the freedom of speech. They can they can tell me when I'm wrong, and they do just good, right? So one of my favorite mentors. And we even listen flying. It's like, and I say this even my is not your right to challenge me. It's your obligation, absolutely. Now, we do it with tact, right and specialism, but from flying a plane and makes sense, right? You know, it's my skin in the game as well. I don't I'm not gonna let you crash in the mountain from flying with you. And you could be a raving lunatic and yelling at me. But I'm not gonna let you crash in the mountain. Right, right. I'm going to challenge you, right? And I love that. And I think too with because we're working with a hundred and fifty two hundred different businesses. We have a responsibility for them to be successful. So we may have thirty four people. But if we're paying twenty thousand people over the course of a year. Yeah. That's twenty thousand people buy groceries. And so we really teach our team that how impactful in the relationship they developed with the clients is is impressive. It's it's they become kind of their right arm and right hand, and that keeps them very passionate and integrated in the business, and they see how they can be impactful quickly. Hey, we're about halfway through the conversation. But I wanted to take the time to talk about my good friends, the.

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

Dose of Leadership

04:33 min | 2 years ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

"Let's go back to the mindset before I want I want to dive a little bit more to the business side of probabilities. What makes it unique before I get there? I wanna find out about your mindset as you were going through this particularly from the leadership side. How intentional was your will first of all what type of leader you? Do. You see yourself as. I would say for me. It's I I understand the need for all levels. All people, you know. Everybody contributes we we have a extremely unified team. I think maybe it's because I played sports, and I like the coaching aspect, and how many people you have there's thirty four four. So for us. It's it's not about what your title is. Or what you do? It's more about how do you contribute, and how can you grow? And that's probably what I enjoy. The most is is growing the brand new staff out of college that don't know thing just like I was out of college. And and let them find their niche and since we have options of what they can do. And what they excel at the they kinda get a test the waters on several things. And then find something that they can become passionate about I love what you're saying there. It's interesting though, I find. It seems like that's something. That's just been inherent with you ever since the beginning. Maybe it's because of the sports background. Maybe it's because of the work ethic you saw grownup on the dairy farm all of that combined. It is amazing to me though, that resonates with me deeply it's amazing to me though. How many people particularly if the startup which is essentially what you were. And as you grow up, and you go from one the two eventually to thirty five employees. There's this Tennessee, not to let go what I just heard you say like, we're all going to find their niche, and this and that and I find the exact opposite from startups entrepreneurs where they have this kind of rough transition from you know, I'm the entrepreneur, this is my baby doing all this. And eventually if they're going to succeed, they gotta learn how to become a leader seems like you've that was already ingrained in you. And what do you think when you hear me say that I think that the key is for me? It's been we've had staff that have been there a long time. So you're comfortable with the. So and my oldest son is now part of the business. He's leads are not and payroll side. So he he kind of taken that technology piece and really helped help make it as good as could be. But for me, it's probably more of sometimes I just have to get out of the way. There's there's people there that do things better than I do. And you can't touch everything, you know, if you're really going to lead the organization, there's just a lot of a lot of checks and balances you have to watch, and you can't be in the trenches as well as that twenty thousand foot view and do either or you know, you have to pick pick a level. I guess what? I would say Amen of I love what you're saying. It's a Moi's amazed. When I find people successful businesses with large employee's still struggle with that concept that you just articulated there. Right. I mean, it's a long sometimes it's the painful process or painful journey. People to for people to see. Oh, yeah. Can't be everywhere. All at once. And I think we focused. We try to focus on. You know, we're human beings. We're gonna make mistakes be honest about it own it figure out why it happened and focus on the ninety nine things that went right? Not the one that didn't learn from it. I just I can't overemphasize how important and say that that point is. I mean, I wish people would grasp at particularly in business, and I guess, it's probably. I know what drives people to be that controlling it's fear. Right. It's absolutely. Villiers fear of making mistakes looking wrong of losing face, whatever. But I think probably your sports background if I had to guess, you know, what I mean? That's I think that's the benefit everybody who's played sports for the better part of their lives. It's not so much about winning. Yeah. You're competitive. I can see that. You're an intense individual, but your very humble and teachable yet humble teachable spirit combined with the level intensity and competitors. Right. Yeah. And that's the sweet spot. And I don't think if someone that doesn't if you don't experience that in sports, beget, great coaches and great you learn how to.

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

Dose of Leadership

04:48 min | 2 years ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

"And it was just a a great place to work and start my career. We're in the real estate tax area the restaurant accounting a lot of restaurant accounting for awhile. And then the budgeting area before I chose to to leave to stay home with my one year old at the time. And so is that was that kind of the Genesis, okay? If you had a kid, and we wanted to get, you know, spin, obviously spend more time with the kid and brought it back, and so how did that lead to profit builders? Yeah. I think I really didn't have a plan when I left there. It was I knew I didn't wanna work fifty sixty hours a week, right and miss the the family life that I got to enjoy growing up. My mom was home with us. And and that was great. But I think it was more. I I went to work at a reseller of of accounting software here in Wichita part-time installed accounting systems for several businesses in the Wichita Salina Kansas City area and really enjoy. Royd that that time I spent taking an existing system from. What their current system was over to a new platform that was in the early nineties. And that's when the first accounting was really a module based system fully enclosed so spent a little bit of time doing that. And really thought about hey, I can do this out of my home and have the best of both worlds. Got started that way. Yeah. So I think you know, the first we were founded our I started the business in nineteen ninety four and was about a half million dollar company. When a former coworker of mine with the Pizza Hut came to be incent. Hey, what do you think about adding a restaurant accounting to your platform at the time? I was spending a lot of time with residential builders in the construction industry and. Some components of that as well just small to mid size businesses. And so we grabbed the restaurant franchise accounting, and that was really kinda spurred forward the growth factor. And and I think the other thing is outsourcing counting, you know, in the nineties was a total unknown. So it's interesting because outsourcing come so common is is it was is it because we didn't have the technology or people just weren't comfortable with the idea of taking out of the house. I think it's both. When when a firmer moves or any kind of a company moves to the outsource model. They're doing it for two reasons one they don't wanna keep purchasing the software and learning new software, whether it's a counting or payroll. Secondly, get tired of the turnover so especially in the small mid size businesses. There's only it's it's a small accounting or payroll department, sometimes as few as one or two, right? So they get tired of the turnover the retraining and they want to focus on operations. That's typically what the business owner thrives at and is good at. So what we really do is take the model of what you would do normally in business and move it to our location and use web based technology to give them the picture. They would have if they were you know, right inside their rice. So the partner we are is is really just that. It's it's not a outsource relationship. It's. Really a partnership we become their accounting and their payroll department. So kind of a data entry all the way up to a CFO level Dutcher position. What makes sense? So as you were in the early nineties in you're seeing this you did did it come the kind of you home at like, wow. There's a niche market. There's a need for this. I mean, how did that? I think we probably saw more in the last five to ten years. You know, we I moved the office out of my home in after the first thirteen years. I mean, the beginning of it was here's my first employee put a computer in the toy room with carpet and my kids. And so it was today. It's more of. Giving them a more affordable option, and a scalable option is how I would look at you know, that's that's kind of the difference today is we can usually save some dollars and help them on the turnover issues and technology is just it's really been our tool were probably ahead of the curve when it comes to use of technology, especially with clients that are on the coasts and and support them, right?.

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

Dose of Leadership

03:34 min | 2 years ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

"Enjoy this fasten conversation with Michelle Becker from profit builders. Michelle. I'm glad to have you back again. We're trying the second time here on those of leadership. Welcome to the show. Thank you. Yeah. My recording air stopped us from capturing first quality conversations. So we're here doing the second time the second time to charm, hopefully, better. Welcome back. Well, so you are a Kansas native is that right AMI born corrup- little farming community west of Wichita one of nine kids and girls on dairy farm. So the value of work was taught an early age. So that was a lot of fun grown up. And a lot of us in ages very close together for seven we're in nine years. So him is busy life that is dairy farming is I don't know all farming seems hard to me I've had relatives form of. But it seems like dairy farming is like the hardest of all of that and pig for me. I don't know what to be a commitment. I like college a commitment. It's you never have a day off. And everyday off. I don't know of any another job that there's just no days off so twice a day. And you have to write you got Ilkham. That's right in that. It was good. A good way to grow up and get out of there. Where you ready to get out ready to head to the big city of Wichita and start your career. What was the dream? Then at that time, you know, going to college wasn't an a norm in our family. So I was really the first to have kind of a dream or a goal of getting, you know, an education at a bachelor's in no level played basketball through college. So that was kind of another thing I enjoyed sports back in the day. Was it was just new to two female. Right. So I mean, it's developed so much more since then. But so I got a good college play ball and get a little bit paid for which was fun. Yeah. And get get out of that five eight life. I went to from five to eight eight five it's easier. So the dream so you wanted to degree, but you didn't have any specific idea. What you wanna do? I mean, if I asked you thirty forty years ago. Hey, what do you wanna be? You probably would say you didn't think you'd be doing this. You didn't. Thank you running a business. Right. Absolutely. Not. I think initially I thought I teach in coach and that took a different turn in junior college and thought, oh, I like bookkeeping in high school. I'll try the accounting role in it. It just fit numbers were easy free. And I like the the balance of things and figuring things out and kind of getting down to the penny. So some people don't like to balance their checkbook, I I always found it. Exciting warning or ROY. I guess so so pretty easy to fall into this. Right. I like doing as long as a balance there to exactly yeah. I mean reds my favorite color until it comes to. So don't like to see red there. So splaine sports on a scholarship getting accounting degree, right? So you find yourself. It it pizza is that where you first job out of college was a Pizza Hut corporate office here in Wichita, and it was a great place to to go to work. We had a lot of fun working there back in the heyday, co Pepsi food systems was the owner at that time, the Carney said soul to them..

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"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

Dose of Leadership

02:07 min | 2 years ago

"michelle becker" Discussed on Dose of Leadership

"She specializes in restaurant healthcare construction, agricultural businesses and working closely with those business owners allows him to focus on operations while. Giving them the ability to to be the eyes and ears on the clients that she supports and enjoyed talking with Michelle because just like you. I me say if you listen to show that leadership is for everyone a lot of times, we don't see ourselves as leaders know, I asked that question all my keynotes group-training sessions, and it's funny because I get less than ten percent of the people that raise their hands. We just don't see ourselves as leaders. But the reality is all of us are going to be called a leadership, whether we like it or not every single one of us and every single one of us today has at least one person, and I guarantee you it's more than one, but you can think of at least one person that's looking to you for influence in guidance right now think about that regardless of position, regardless of title, someone's looking to you for influence and guidance therefore, it's in your interest to be intentional about leadership, and Michelle bekker's, one of those people she sought out profit billed as it wasn't a lifelong dream to be a business owner kind of happen through necessity. She's working in the corporate arena working for Pizza Hut Inc. And you had some kids want to spend more time with Manley's. I can do some of this. I work out of my house. And that's what she did little cash little extra income and the divorce happened at a necessity. She had to build a business. And so she was called the leadership whether she wanted to or not, and that's why it's important. Remember all of us are going to be called the leadership at some point our lives were there right now. And that's why enjoy talking with Michelle because she's one of those individuals. You've heard me talk about where she has this intensity of will. Coupled with this humble teachable spirit, and that combination I'm telling you folks as a powerful combination and Michelle has it in droves. And I really think you're gonna joy her perspective on life and leadership. The show is brought to you. I said by equity Bank equity Bank is now listed on the NASDAQ exchange a local Bank in the Wichita area that has locations all across Kansas as well as Oklahoma Missouri and Arkansas in the clearly this team had equity Bank and this one so proud to have them as a sponsor is they know how to lead for growth, they understand what it means to be a small business leader, they understand leadership.

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