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Episode 075: Kristi Piehl – Creating A Winning Culture & Earning Great PR

Episode 075: Kristi Piehl – Creating A Winning Culture & Earning Great PR

Kristi Piehl is an incredibly driven person.  She truly understands the importance of focusing on creating a phenomenal a phenomenal work environment for her employees and is reaping the rewards because of it.  We are extremely fortunate to have Kristi share her knowledge with us, the loyal listeners of The Learning Leader Show. 

Kristi Piehl has built a unique company that redefines public relations.  This was her vision when she launched Media Minefield in 2010. Media Minefield is a news-driven public relations agency on a mission to change the perception of the industry. She’s dedicated to creating a unique work environment with policies that value families, flexibility and health.

During her 12 year television career, Kristi worked as a reporter and anchor at 5 television stations. She studied Professional Writing and graduated with honors from Bethel University. In 2015, Bethel named her Alumna of the Year. She’s also a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

Episode 075: Kristi Piehl – Creating A Winning Culture & Earning Great PR

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The Learning Leader Show

“I got laid off and it was a blessing… But I was scared out of my mind.” – Kristi Piehl

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What are the common characteristics of high achievers?
  • Discuss failure and moments you’ve bounced back from it…
  • What was it like being laid off after winning an Emmy?
  • What’s your process on building your company culture?
  • Why don’t you believe in press releases?
  • What does earned PR mean?
  • What does being a learning leader mean to you?

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What she’s learned from working with clients in 75 markets
  • The mentality of an entrepreneur
  • The importance of having an extremely high level of optimism
  • The philosophy of taking care of your employees first
  • Winning an Emmy and being laid off… How is that possible?
  • How to grow a business from a one person business to a big company
  • The importance of finding great people to work with
  • How to earn great PR

“Find a great leader… Offer to work for him for free.  It will be worth it in the long run.”

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Did you enjoy the podcast?

This was a jam packed episode full of great content.  Kristi Piehl is leader who is constantly learning in order to help us all live a better life. Who do you know that needs to hear this?  Send them to The Learning Leader Show!

Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From Kristi Piehl (LinkedIn)

Kristi Piehl has built a unique company that redefines public relations.  This was her vision when she launched Media Minefield in 2010. Media Minefield is a news-driven public relations agency on a mission to change the perception of the industry. She’s dedicated to creating a unique work environment with policies that value families, flexibility and health.

During her 12 year television career, I worked as a reporter and anchor at 5 television stations. She studied Professional Writing and graduated with honors from Bethel University. In 2015, Bethel named her Alumna of the Year. She’s also a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

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