The Construction Leading Edge Podcast

Jennifer Lanzetti: Survivor contestant and virtual construction business owner

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In this episode of The Construction Leading Edge podcast I interview Jennifer Lanzetti, Survivor Season 32 contestant (that's right...the TV show), virtual construction business owner and survivor of some real life adversity. 

Here are some of the topics we cover:

  • Was the "all girl alliance" she tried on Survivor a mistake?
  • The business lessons she learned from being on Survivor.
  • Did she learn any lessons in leadership from being on the show?
  • The personal adversity she faced long before she was on a reality show, and how that adversity has shaped her.
  • What NOT to do when you are in a crisis.  (Hint: Avoid anything that provides INSTANT relief.)
  • Jennifer's career path, what led her to start her own business two years ago.
  • The connection between the economic crash of 2008 and Building Information Modeling (BIM.)
  • The internal and external resistance she faced when starting her business.
  • The benefits of being direct and how that shows up in her business and life.
  • Jennifer's daily routines. 
  • Lots of other goodness....

Resources mentioned in this episode :

Dr. Wayne Dyer's Blog

War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Battles by Steven Pressfield

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath

The Go Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

How to connect with Jennifer:

Her company website -

Email - jennifer(at)




Direct download: 046_Jennifer_Lanzetti_r1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm EST

Construction Business Startup Advice and Coaching

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In this episode of The Construction Leading Edge podcast I talk with David King, founder of RollTheLex Painting about how he started the business in mid 2015, learn about his story and then offer him some coaching advice.

You can get involved with the conversation too!  Click here to go the the CLE Facebook page and share your advice (or questions) with David.

Here are some of the topics we cover:

  • How and why he decided to go with a construction business startup
  • The niche market that David focuses on, and why.
  • How he uses Facebook to grow his business...check out the RollTheLex Facebook page here.
  • How his beard may or may not be the #1 reason for his success....
  • The tough lessons he has learned in his first year in business

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Do you want to use Facebook to grow your business?

Send me an email at todd(at) and let me know....I may put together some resources if enough people are interested.

Until next time,



Direct download: 045_David_King.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm EST

Randy Hall is President & CEO of Batson Cook Company, #148 on the 2015 ENR Top 400 Contractors list.

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In this episode of The Construction Leading Edge podcast I talk with Randy Hall of Batson-Cook Company, one of the largest contractors in the southeast, about a variety of topics including the following:

  • Which is more important, watching people grow or watching buildings grow?
  • Why you need to develop your presentation and communication skills.
  • Emotional Intelligence and why you need to understand it (Check out Episode 16 with Brent Darnell)
  • Valuing people over process
  • Randy's leadership influences
  • The biggest challenge that the construction industry faces
  • Randy's advice to business owners and aspiring leaders

Resources mentioned in this episode

The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company - Ram Charan

How you can connect with Randy



Direct download: 044_Randy_Hall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am EST