Operating in Your Calling (Interview w/ Mr. Paul Sarvadi, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Insperity)

Operating in Your Calling (Interview w/ Mr. Paul Sarvadi, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Insperity)

Welcome to the second season of Victory Groove! Dr. Eli Jones welcomes Paul Sarvadi.

Paul joins us today and shares how his faith has affected his life, from being a young spouse to running his successful HR solutions company, Insperity. Paul shares how connecting with God changed his life, and how he applied his Faith into what he did day to day. He discusses the importance of a company’s culture and how taking care of your people strongly affects the efficiency of a workplace. You won’t want to miss how Paul found his calling and how his faith in God brought him to become the strong leader he is today.

Paul Sarvadi, co-founder of the Company and its subsidiaries, has been a director since the Company’s inception in 1986. He has also served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 1989 and as president of the Company from 1989 to August 2003. He attended Rice University and the University of Houston prior to starting and operating several small companies. Mr. Sarvadi has served as president of NAPEO and was a member of its board of directors for five years. In 2001, Mr. Sarvadi was selected as the 2001 National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year ® for service industries. In 2004, he received the Conn Family Distinguished New Venture Leader Award from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. In 2007, he was inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

Mr. Sarvadi brings substantial business and operational experience to the Board, including an extensive knowledge of sales, customer relationships, and issues affecting small to medium-sized businesses. Mr. Sarvadi’s role as a co-founder of the Company and lengthy service as chief executive officer of the Company provide to the Board extensive knowledge and insight of our operations and issues affecting the Company as well as the broader PEO industry. Mr. Sarvadi’s previous experience starting and operating several small businesses, as well as his frequent interaction with the Company’s clients, provide valuable insight to the challenges facing small to medium-sized businesses, which is a principal focus of the Company.

Contact:
Paul Sarvadi
https://paulsarvadi.com/
https://www.insperity.com/about-us/

 Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.  He served as Dean of three flagship business schools for over 13 years. Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.  

He has published sales and sales management research in top academic journals and is a co-author of two professional books, Selling ASAP, and Strategic Sales Leadership: Breakthrough Thinking for Breakthrough Results. He just finished writing his new book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, a book about his and his wife’s faith journey. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group and a Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame recipient in 2016.  

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths. 
www.elijones.com 

You can find your copy of Run Toward Your Goliaths here: https://www.amazon.com/Run-Toward-Your-Goliaths-Professional-ebook/dp/B09K4SMZW2

Faith, Football, and Finance (Interview w/ Terrence Murphy)

Faith, Football, and Finance (Interview w/ Terrence Murphy)

Welcome to the second season of Victory Groove!  Dr. Eli Jones welcomes his first guest for season two, Terrence Murphy. Terrence previously played receiver for Texas A&M before being drafted into the Green Bay Packers. Listen as he discusses how God helped him find his calling in real estate and building Murphy Signature Homes in the Brazos Valley. You won’t want to miss how Terrence found his rhythm and how his faith in God brought him to become the strong leader he is today. 

Terrence Murphy was a 2nd Round NFL Draft Pick by the Green Bay Packers after graduating from Texas A&M University as a 3X Academic All-Big 12 Student-Athlete. Terrence began working in the home building industry in 2005 and has never looked back.

In 2014, Terrence decided to follow his passion and vision for construction and design by starting Murphy Signature Homes. Similar to his real estate organization, The TM5 Team, Terrence wanted this company to be cutting edge and bring a different value proposition to the market. These spec and custom homes feature clean lines, hill country modern materials, a mixture of textures and a broad range in size. Murphy Signature Homes builds luxury homes with unique architecture, contemporary design and a modern flare in the Bryan/College Station area.

https://murphysignaturehomes.com/

 Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.  He served as Dean of three flagship business schools for over 13 years. Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.  

He has published sales and sales management research in top academic journals and is a co-author of two professional books, Selling ASAP, and Strategic Sales Leadership: Breakthrough Thinking for Breakthrough Results. He just finished writing his new book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, a book about his and his wife’s faith journey. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group and a Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame recipient in 2016.  

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths. 
www.elijones.com 

You can find your copy of Run Toward Your Goliaths here: https://www.amazon.com/Run-Toward-Your-Goliaths-Professional-ebook/dp/B09K4SMZW2

Facing Goliath Part 2: What’s the secret when facing a challenge that seems too big and too intimidating? (Season 1 compilation)

Facing Goliath Part 2: What’s the secret when facing a challenge that seems too big and too intimidating? (Season 1 compilation)

This is part two of a brief summary of Season 1 when I asked about my guests’ biggest challenges.  

You can find your copy of “Run Toward Your Goliaths” here: https://www.amazon.com/Run-Toward-Your-Goliaths-Professional-ebook/dp/B09K4SMZW2

Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.  He served as Dean of three flagship business schools for over 13 years. Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.  

He has published sales and sales management research in top academic journals and is a co-author of two professional books, Selling ASAP, and Strategic Sales Leadership: Breakthrough Thinking for Breakthrough Results. He just finished writing his new book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, a book about his and his wife’s faith journey. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group and a Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame recipient in 2016.  

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths. 
www.elijones.com 

Facing Goliath Part 2: What’s the secret when facing a challenge that seems too big and too intimidating? (Season 1 compilation)

Facing Goliath Part 1: What was it, and what did you do? (Season 1 compilation)

This episode of Victory Groove is a brief summary of Season 1 when I asked about my guests’ biggest challenges.  

You can find your copy of “Run Toward Your Goliaths” here: https://www.amazon.com/Run-Toward-Your-Goliaths-Professional-ebook/dp/B09K4SMZW2

Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.  He served as Dean of three flagship business schools for over 13 years. Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.  

He has published sales and sales management research in top academic journals and is a co-author of two professional books, Selling ASAP, and Strategic Sales Leadership: Breakthrough Thinking for Breakthrough Results. He just finished writing his new book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, a book about his and his wife’s faith journey. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group and a Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame recipient in 2016.  

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths. 
www.elijones.com 

Reflecting on Season 1’s Testimonies & What to Expect From Season 2

Reflecting on Season 1’s Testimonies & What to Expect From Season 2

Today we are wrapping up and reflecting on the wonderful testimonies we have heard on the first season of Victory Groove.

We also discuss a quick overview of the next season. We appreciate your support this season, and we hope to see you in the next one. Please take a moment to like, comment, and subscribe! 

You can find your copy of “Run Toward Your Goliaths” here: https://www.amazon.com/Run-Toward-Your-Goliaths-Professional-ebook/dp/B09K4SMZW2

Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.  He served as Dean of three flagship business schools for over 13 years. Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.  

He has published sales and sales management research in top academic journals and is a co-author of two professional books, Selling ASAP, and Strategic Sales Leadership: Breakthrough Thinking for Breakthrough Results. He just finished writing his new book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, a book about his and his wife’s faith journey. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group and a Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame recipient in 2016.  

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths. 
www.elijones.com 

Taking the High Road with Faith (Interview w/ R.C. Slocum)

Taking the High Road with Faith (Interview w/ R.C. Slocum)

On this episode of Victory Groove, we are joined by R.C Slocum, beloved A&M Football Coach. Today, he takes us through his professional and personal Goliaths, as well as his experiences coming into college as a first-generation student.

We appreciate you joining us on another episode of Victory Groove. Please take a moment to like, comment, subscribe, and look out for new episodes coming soon! 

Lessons explored in this episode/or what the listener can take away:  

  • Leadership, Servant Leadership, and Take the High Road 
  • Knowing God is involved smooths our life’s journey.  
  • Roots and rocks will always appear in our daily walk. 
  • Our faith, trust in His benevolence, and love help us move confidently forward in life.

Coach R. C. Slocum is a former American football player and coach. He served as the interim athletic director at Texas A&M University from January through June 2019 and previously served as the head football coach there from 1989 to 2002. He has won more games as a coach (123) than anyone else in Texas A&M Aggies football history. Slocum was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2012.[Control]Raised in Orange, Texas, Slocum graduated from Stark High School in Orange in 1963 and attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Slocum earned a B.S. in physical education in 1967 and M.S. in educational administration in 1968, both from McNeese State.  

Slocum began his career as a football coach at Lake Charles High School in 1968. Two years later, in 1970, Slocum became a graduate assistant at Kansas State University under head coach Vince Gibson, also coaching the offensive linemen on the freshman team. In 1971, he was named head freshman coach. 

 Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.  He served as Dean of three flagship business schools for over 13 years. Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.  

He has published sales and sales management research in top academic journals and is a co-author of two professional books, Selling ASAP, and Strategic Sales Leadership: Breakthrough Thinking for Breakthrough Results. He just finished writing his new book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, a book about his and his wife’s faith journey. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group and a Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame recipient in 2016.  

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths. 
www.elijones.com