Success Charger with Scott Cooksey

Success Charger is home to you, the independent-minded; square peg in a round hole; success-driven; outside-the-box thinker/leader who is hard-wired to generate results from any opportunity without being shorted out by darn near anything that gets in your way. If this sounds like you, then this Podcast will offer concepts, ideas, interviews and inspiration so you can: * Become a sought-after resource within your industry * (re)Ignite the fire of innovation in your team * Create mind-blowing results that spread like wildfire * Develop driven, productive teams who generate REAL RESULTS NOW * Deliver projects on budget, on time, with top quality results * Host meetings that rock and turn productivity log-jams into inspired jam-sessions * Exhibit rock-solid leadership in all aspects of your life and much, much more! Learn more about the movement and the podcast at
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Mar 29, 2016

In the fifth grade, I "inherited" my older brother's trombone and joined the band at my elementary school. Three-quarters of the way through that year, my family uprooted from Tennessee to Oklahoma, and..well...the trombone physically made the trip, but I didn't keep going with the band.

In a story that sounded familiar, Jason LeVasseur began his rock-star journey as a saxophonist.  That quickly morphed into drums.  When he graduated high school, he knew the drums wouldn't be all that welcome in a dorm room, so he was gifted a guitar. Today, Jason lives out his dream as a troubadour &  front-man of "The Rock Star Project", an amazing experience he's been sharing with students and business groups across the country for years.

We caught up with Jason, while he was jamming out in his kitchen in front of a proud display of art created by his kids...who he credits as being the coolest band he's ever worked with!

Music touches the soul and Jason teaches us that EVERYONE is a member of a band and that we all CAN connect with our inner rock star, simply by choosing to do so.

This isn't another "everyone gets a trophy, juice box and an orange slice" story.  Its a reminder that we are all rock stars at heart and every day is an opportunity to showcase our talents in one of the many virtual bands of which we are all members.


Scott Cooksey delivers motivational, keynote speeches, conducts leadership development workshops and coaches business teams to build lasting, profitable client relationships faster.   Learn more at

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Mar 22, 2016

Companies today are facing a serious issue.

According to Pew Research Center, members of the Baby Boomer generation represent less than 35% of the total U.S. workforce. 

Of late, there has been a LOT of talk about the Millennials who now hold the title of the "largest percentage of the U.S. workforce". 

The problem is...this current downturn in large areas of the economy (read: energy sector, manufacturing, and more) is leading to an increasing number of early retirement and voluntary layoff packages being issued, further shrinking the number of vastly experienced people from some very complicated industries. 

A quick look at the media offers much attention for the ballyhooed Millennials, but are they ready to take the helm in YOUR company?

There is a better solution already present in your companies, and it's the ranks within Generation X.  

In this episode, host Scott Cooksey shares his insight gained from his experience working closely with the front-line leaders within these companies and shares some easy to implement tips EVERY COMPANY should be utilizing to help bridge the pending knowledge gap before it's too late. 


Scott Cooksey is a speaker and leadership consultant based in Houston, TX.  To learn more about having him present at your industry conference or work with your company, visit

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Mar 15, 2016

In this episode, Cooksey interview's Tip Jones of Overdrive Entertainment to learn:

  • The economic impact of entertainment events,
  • Why you should use a professional firm to manage your entertainment event,
  • How ticket pricing is set for concerts,
  • Just what exactly do all of those backstage people do?, 
  • Who are a few of the industry people who've left an unexpected impression on him, and
  • Tip helps us settle a decades old Cooksey family bet - YOU CAN WEIGH IN TOO BY VOTING HERE: CAST YOUR VOTE! (


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Mar 8, 2016

Over 100 years ago, this company was known as a distributor of industrial pumps.  Sexy, huh?  Today, DXP is known for that and much, much more by taking serious their relationships (READ: CONNECTIONS) seriously...creating $1.2 BILLION in sales during FY 2015.  Not too bad.

This week, we flip the script by listening in while Success Charger Podcast host Scott Cooksey gets interviewed by Curt Tueffert, Vice President of Sales Development for an internal podcast known as "DXP Sales Radio".

With a sales force spread out across a broad geographic area, getting everyone who needs to hear an important message is tough to coordinate.  With their internal show, DXP Sales Radio, Tueffert is able to get a consistent message to his force of consulting sales professionals, no matter what.  

Often interviewing outside experts, Curt was curious how DXP's sales force could benefit in sales AND leadership by applying am emphasis of connection, each and every day.  

We had so much fun recording the interview, I asked (and was granted) special permission to share our recording with you, the Success Charger listener.  I hope you'll enjoy it!

If you like this, please share it with your management, sales leader, and colleagues.  Connection is a skill that can and will benefit EVERY organization.  

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Mar 1, 2016

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Podcast host Scott Cooksey is an expert who speaks regularly for corporate and association events on the leveraging the power of connection to build lasting, profitable client relationships NOW!  Learn more about hiring him for your next event at

Have some feedback for us?  Want to suggest / request an interview on the show? Just want to let us know what you're up to?  Email the show at PODCAST@IDEACHARGER.COM 


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