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Listen to facility management industry leaders discuss workplace trends, challenges, and the future of the built environment.

Ep. 67: Space Planning, Change Management & IFMA | Renee Stratton - Procon Consulting

Ep. 67: Space Planning, Change Management & IFMA | Renee Stratton - Procon Consulting

December 12, 2017

Overview

Renee Stratton, CID, LEED AP ID&C is Director of Space Management and Planning at Procon Consulting, LLC, where she advises clients on interior renovations and dealing with change in the workplace. Mike Petrusky talks with Renee about volunteering at IFMA and the networking fun, educational opportunities, and powerful partnerships that come as a result of years of committed involvement with a local Chapter. Renee discusses strategies for change management in real estate.

Ep. 66: “Facilitopia” A Vision for Our FM World | John Rimer, CFM - FM360 Consulting

Ep. 66: “Facilitopia” A Vision for Our FM World | John Rimer, CFM - FM360 Consulting

December 5, 2017

Overview

John Rimer, CFM is President at FM360 Facility Management Training & Consulting in Charlotte, NC where he is also an IFMA & BOC Qualified Instructor. Mike Petrusky asks John about his experiences in the FM world, common themes, and his take on FM technologies. John has coined the term “Facilitopia” referring to a workplace where facility professionals set the vision for the built environment, take a holistic approach, and have a strategic view of their FM department. 

Ep. 65: Next Generation Facility Management | An Interview with Caroline Horton, FMP

Ep. 65: Next Generation Facility Management | An Interview with Caroline Horton, FMP

November 28, 2017

Overview

Caroline Horton, FMP is a Facilities Associate at a financial services company in New York City where she focuses on project management, new construction and office location moves among her other building management responsibilities. Mike Petrusky asks Caroline to share her FM story and we discover why she is passionate about the industry and pouring her knowledge and experience into up and coming FM students. 

Ep. 64: Collaboration Strategies for the Digital Workplace & Future of Work | Kati Barklund

Ep. 64: Collaboration Strategies for the Digital Workplace & Future of Work | Kati Barklund

November 21, 2017

Overview

Kati Barklund is Senior Solution Specialist for Modern Workplace at Microsoft Sweden where she is empowering people, teams and organizations to reach their full potential by focusing on workplace holistics. Mike Petrusky asks Kati about the need for collaboration in our organizations, creating environments that lead to spontaneous connections, and the tools we can use to improve productivity. Kati shares an inspirational quote in both English and Swedish!

Ep. 63: Vested Business Model for Highly Collaborative Relationships in FM | Kate Vitasek

Ep. 63: Vested Business Model for Highly Collaborative Relationships in FM | Kate Vitasek

November 14, 2017

Overview

Kate Vitasek is an author, educator and architect of the Vested business model for highly collaborative relationships. She is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee where her research and work has led to the publication of five books. Mike Petrusky asks Kate about innovation in the facility management world related to outsourcing, partnerships, and value creation. Kate tells Mike about a Depeche Mode song she uses when teaching leading to more singing on the show!

Ep. 62: The Facility Management Innovator Summit – Houston ’17 | Mike Petrusky

Ep. 62: The Facility Management Innovator Summit – Houston ’17 | Mike Petrusky

November 7, 2017

Overview

On October 19, 2017, for the first time ever, “The FM Innovator Nation” gathered during IFMA's World Workplace in Houston, TX. On this episode of the podcast, Mike Petrusky recaps the "live podcast experience" with a play-by-play of the amazing line-up of guests that made this inspirational and motivational event such a special one. See the full show notes for time-stamps and the complete rundown of audio clips from the “FMI Summit” as they appear on this episode.

Ep. 61: “Learning FM” | A Podcast Crossover with Dan Lowry, MBA, PMP, FMP - Director of Facilities

Ep. 61: “Learning FM” | A Podcast Crossover with Dan Lowry, MBA, PMP, FMP - Director of Facilities

October 31, 2017

Overview

Dan Lowry, MBA, PMP, FMP is Director of Facilities at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, OK, but that is not all! Dan also hosts his own show called “The Learning FM Podcast”, and on this episode, we have put together a special “FM Podcast Crossover Experience”. Mike Petrusky asks Dan about his background as a facility management practitioner and his passion for educating FMs so they can bring value to their organizations.

Ep. 60: Networking, Applied Research & FM Innovation | Pekka Matvejeff, M.Soc.Sc., MBA

Ep. 60: Networking, Applied Research & FM Innovation | Pekka Matvejeff, M.Soc.Sc., MBA

October 24, 2017

Overview

Pekka Matvejeff, M.Soc.Sc., MBA (Henley) is Chairman of the Board at EuroFM where he views networks as “Opportunity Platforms” for sharing knowledge and co-creating new opportunities in our facility management world, as well as in the broader, global business community. Mike Petrusky and Pekka share a philosophy focused on the importance of FM collaboration and they discuss “thinking big, starting small, and moving fast” in this ever-changing workplace.

Ep. 59: FM Education, Relationships & Change Management | Alana Dunoff, FMP, IFMA Fellow

Ep. 59: FM Education, Relationships & Change Management | Alana Dunoff, FMP, IFMA Fellow

October 17, 2017

Overview

Alana F. Dunoff, FMP, IFMA Fellow is a Consultant with AFD Facility Planning and an Adjunct Professor at Temple University where she has worked to elevate the profession by pouring into the next generation of FM professionals. Mike Petrusky talks with Alana about the importance of human connections and relationships in our facility management world, especially during these times where so many rapid changes are taking place in the workplace.

Ep. 58: IoT for FMs - Getting Started with Predictive Data Analytics | Sonny Garg - Uptake

Ep. 58: IoT for FMs - Getting Started with Predictive Data Analytics | Sonny Garg - Uptake

October 10, 2017

Overview

Sonny Garg is the Global Energy Solutions Lead at Uptake, a predictive analytics company that is making industry more productive, reliable, safe, and secure. The company works with several facilities management and energy generation clients to prevent asset downtime, and on this episode, Mike Petrusky talks with Sonny about how buildings and campuses can get started with actionable, predictive insights using the data they already have.

Ep. 57: International FM Standardization & Professionalization | Stan Mitchell – Key FM

Ep. 57: International FM Standardization & Professionalization | Stan Mitchell – Key FM

October 3, 2017

Overview

Stan Mitchell is CEO of Key Facilities Management International, the UK’s longest-established Facilities Management business and a globally-recognized FM pioneer. Stan has supported the FM community through his contribution to professionalizing the discipline, through roles including Past Chair of the British Institute of Facilities Management, and leading the development of FM’s first international standards.

Ep. 56: Business Continuity & Resilience | Maureen Roskoski - Senior Professional at FEA

Ep. 56: Business Continuity & Resilience | Maureen Roskoski - Senior Professional at FEA

September 26, 2017

Overview

Maureen Roskoski is a Senior Professional at Facility Engineering Associates where she focuses on promoting resilience and sustainability in existing facilities through consulting, presenting, and teaching. Mike Petrusky asks Maureen about the importance of planning before a disaster and the fact that increasing frequency of severe weather events requires us to be able to respond and recover. Maureen explains how to incorporate resilience into long-term planning.

Ep. 55: BD Strategies, Building FM Relationships & Office Tech | Kelly Whitfield - Avitecture, Inc.

Ep. 55: BD Strategies, Building FM Relationships & Office Tech | Kelly Whitfield - Avitecture, Inc.

September 19, 2017

Overview

Kelly Whitfield is a business development manager and relationship builder who exemplifies what it means for an industry-partner to prove their value to facility managers and become an "FM Innovator". While working at Avitecture and serving on the board at the Capital Chapter of IFMA, Kelly has helped the FM community by working hard to understand the roles and responsibilities of facility management professionals and bringing resources to her connections.

Ep. 54: FM Data Sciences & Workplace Technologies | Steve Warshaw - CEO of Intellis

Ep. 54: FM Data Sciences & Workplace Technologies | Steve Warshaw - CEO of Intellis

September 12, 2017

Overview

Steve Warshaw is President and CEO of Intellis (formerly Warshaw Group) where he is a leading expert in the field of mobile computing and enterprise mobile application solutions. The company offers mobile condition assessment and capital planning tools, while leveraging other innovative technologies, like AI and BIM, for the engineering and facility management industries. Mike Petrusky asks Steve about music, riding the subway to work, and "Seinfeld"!

Ep. 53: IFMA Chapter Connections & Facing FM Challenges | Joe Pearson, MBA - EY

Ep. 53: IFMA Chapter Connections & Facing FM Challenges | Joe Pearson, MBA - EY

September 5, 2017

Overview

Joe Pearson, MBA has a strong belief in FM education and partnerships that will allow us to face our current workplace challenges and the ever-evolving "future of work" together. As both Location Manager of the Georgia Market for EY and President of IFMA's Atlanta Chapter, Joe is leading the way with innovative education programs and opportunities to connect with our FM community. Mike Petrusky asks Joe about opportunities at IFMA & the role of sociology in the workplace.

Ep. 52: “Unsettling Sentiments in FM” | Ed Ehlers – VP of Integrated Facilities Management

Ep. 52: “Unsettling Sentiments in FM” | Ed Ehlers – VP of Integrated Facilities Management

August 29, 2017

Overview

Edward Ehlers, CFM, FMP is a facilities management professional at a global FM services provider, but that is not all. The big takeaway from this episode is most certainly that we should "never judge a book by its cover"! We learn about Ed's work as an FM professional, but that is just the beginning, as we'll also explore some of the many other facets of his very interesting life. Ed is a deep thinker, a writer, an artist, and the owner of the largest FM related group on LinkedIn (FMG).

Ep. 51: Service Design, Collaboration & Strategic FM | Peter Ankerstjerne - CMO at ISS A/S (Part 2)

Ep. 51: Service Design, Collaboration & Strategic FM | Peter Ankerstjerne - CMO at ISS A/S (Part 2)

August 22, 2017

Overview

In Part 2 of their conversation, Peter Ankerstjerne of ISS A/S shares with Mike Petrusky the importance of workplace experiences and service design, as well as the need for collaboration and strategic partnerships in facility management. Peter recommends that we "start with why" and focus more on outcomes to measure employee satisfaction, which is the key metric when seeking to attract and retain top talent in today's marketplace.

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: "The FM Innovator Summit" with Kay Sargent | 10/19/17 | Houston, TX

August 18, 2017

Overview

“The FM Innovator Nation” will gather during IFMA's World Workplace in Houston, TX! With a mission to inspire and motivate our FM community, we'll help build partnerships that will allow us to face the workplace evolution together! Our belief is that a true "culture of collaboration" is required to help industry-professionals innovate and adapt in order to keep pace with the changing marketplace. 

Ep. 50: Filling the FM Pipeline | IFMA Foundation | SkillsUSA |

Ep. 50: Filling the FM Pipeline | IFMA Foundation | SkillsUSA | "Facilithon" | Gary McKelvey, Jr. - Siemens

August 15, 2017

Overview

Gary McKelvey, Jr. of Siemens Corporation (our very first podcast guest!) returns to the show to reminisce about how far we have come at this milestone for the "FM Innovator Podcast": Episode #50! Gary and Mike are both passionate about elevating the facility management profession, and they focus on facing the challenge of our industry's "skills gap" and the need to fill "The FM Pipeline" with talent that will help manage the built environment into the future.

Ep. 49: Workplace Experience & Elevating FM | Peter Ankerstjerne - CMO at ISS A/S (Part 1)

Ep. 49: Workplace Experience & Elevating FM | Peter Ankerstjerne - CMO at ISS A/S (Part 1)

August 8, 2017

Overview

Peter Ankerstjerne is CMO at ISS A/S, a leading global provider of facility services, where he is in charge of marketing, branding, and research that provides a tremendous amount of high quality content for our FM community. Peter shares with Mike Petrusky about where the FM market is heading and how ISS hopes to be an industry thought-leader that inspires us to elevate the profession by delivering workplace strategies that meet the workplace experience agenda. 

Ep. 48: The Future of Work & Workplace Evolution | Jacob Morgan (Part 2)

Ep. 48: The Future of Work & Workplace Evolution | Jacob Morgan (Part 2)

August 1, 2017

Overview

In Part 2 of their conversation, Mike Petrusky asks Jacob Morgan about future technologies, the evolving workplace, and more from his latest book, "The Employee Experience Advantage". Jacob offers unique insights about how FM professionals can prioritize information when evaluating technological advances and how they might manage changes impacting the built environment, including his detailed views on artificial intelligence (AI). 

Ep. 47: Employee Experience & the Future of Work | Author Jacob Morgan (Part 1)

Ep. 47: Employee Experience & the Future of Work | Author Jacob Morgan (Part 1)

July 25, 2017

Overview

Jacob Morgan is a keynote speaker, a three time best-selling author, and a futurist with an understanding of what organizations must do to "win the war for talent" in today's workplace. Mike Petrusky talks with Jacob about his latest book, "The Employee Experience Advantage", which is focused on understanding how the workplace is changing and why culture, environment, and physical spaces are key factors in the future of work.

Ep. 46: Energy, IoT, & FM Tech | Mike Bruce & Eric Oliver - InScope Innovation

Ep. 46: Energy, IoT, & FM Tech | Mike Bruce & Eric Oliver - InScope Innovation

July 18, 2017

Overview

InScope Innovation is working with big data and the Internet of Things to gain insights from the interconnection of devices and systems with the mission of having a global impact on the built environment. Mike Petrusky talks with InScope Innovation's President & Co-Founder, Mike Bruce, and VP of Energy Services, Eric Oliver, about how facility managers can make use of unique data analysis and information to generate powerful outcomes for their organizations.

Ep. 45: Making RFPs Fun Again! | Innovations from Vik Bangia - Verum Consulting

Ep. 45: Making RFPs Fun Again! | Innovations from Vik Bangia - Verum Consulting

July 11, 2017

Overview

Vik Bangia is Founder and Managing Principal of Verum Consulting, LLC, a strategy and operations consulting firm based in Minneapolis, MN. He serves on the Global Board of Directors for CoreNet Global where he is recognized as an expert in corporate real estate outsourcing and is also a sought after keynote speaker. Vik talks with Mike Petrusky and shares his ideas for making the RFP process for corporate real estate fun again by promoting innovation and creativity.

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Ep. 44: "Dive In" at IFMA & Elevate Your FM Career | Steven C. Early - NHPCO

July 4, 2017

Overview

Steven C. Early, CFM, AssocRICS, FMP is an Operations Specialist at NHPCO and he shares his FM story and talks with Mike Petrusky about some of the experiences and connections he has made at IFMA conferences and local events. From VIP nightclub stories in Las Vegas to his recent recognition as the Capital Chapter of IFMA's Author of the Year, Steve shares his thoughts about transformational changes in the workplace and the evolving role of facility managers.

Ep. 43: (Part 3) How to Choose a Qualified ADA Consultant | Brad Gaskins, AIA, CASp

Ep. 43: (Part 3) How to Choose a Qualified ADA Consultant | Brad Gaskins, AIA, CASp

June 27, 2017

Overview

Brad Gaskins of The McIntosh Group is one of the nation's leading experts on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and this is the final installment of a three-part series on the topic of ADA compliance. On this episode of the podcast, Brad helps facility managers and owners "begin with the end in mind" when hiring an ADA consultant. Mike reflects on his visit to the Central PA Chapter of IFMA where he delivered a speech and shares lessons learned...from his Mom!

Ep. 42: Healthcare Facility Management | Robert Graham, CHFM

Ep. 42: Healthcare Facility Management | Robert Graham, CHFM

June 20, 2017

Overview

Managing the healthcare built environment brings a variety of special challenges, and Robert Graham, CHFM, has experienced much of this in his role as Director of Facilities at a DC-area healthcare system. Rob talks about some of the unique regulations and service requirements that facility managers in the healthcare world must handle. He also shares his view on the importance of collaboration as well as some of the changes and new technologies he is seeing in FM.

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Ep. 41: "Partnering for Excellence" in FM | #WorldFMDay 2017 Webinar

June 13, 2017

Overview

Mike Petrusky was honored to present a webinar for the IFMA FM Consultants Council's World FM Day 2017 virtual conference event in May of 2017. The webinar titled “Partnering for Excellence: Facility Managers & Industry Partners Collaborate to Elevate the FM Community" has a goal of inspiring our FM community as Mike discusses the power of partnerships, the value of a strong network, tips for presenting ideas to your leadership, and bringing innovation to the workplace. 

Ep. 40: IFMA Volunteering & FM Strategies | Jill Johnson - Johnson Consulting (Part 2)

Ep. 40: IFMA Volunteering & FM Strategies | Jill Johnson - Johnson Consulting (Part 2)

June 6, 2017

Overview

Jill Johnson of Johnson Consulting Services is an award-winning management consultant and she has worked with facility managers to encourage strategic planning & thinking that elevates the FM profession. In Part 2 of this discussion, Mike Petrusky asks Jill about her experiences with public speaking and the advice she gives to young professionals as they look to grow their career in facility management. Mike updates us on exciting IFMA-related activities this summer!

Ep. 39: FM Technology Trends & Marketing | Katie King, MBA - Zoodikers

Ep. 39: FM Technology Trends & Marketing | Katie King, MBA - Zoodikers

May 30, 2017

Overview

Katie King, MBA is our first guest from "across the pond" and she definitely is an "FM innovator"! Katie is Co-Founder of AI in FM and Founder of Zoodikers, a digital PR and social media marketing firm where she has helped to elevate the facility management profession. Mike Petrusky asks Katie about her background growing up in the UK, her favorite music artists, and strategies for marketing in today's FM world. They talk about the latest technology trends and workplace innovations.

Ep. 38: Best Value Business Model for FMs | Dr. Dean Kashiwagi, IFMA Fellow

Ep. 38: Best Value Business Model for FMs | Dr. Dean Kashiwagi, IFMA Fellow

May 23, 2017

Overview

Dean T. Kashiwagi, PhD, P.E., IFMA Fellow, Fulbright Scholar is a professor at Arizona State University and the Director of the Performance Based Studies Research Group (PBSRG), a worldwide leader in improving facility and project performance and efficiency. Mike Petrusky asks Dr. Dean about the role of the facility manager in the future, automation in the workplace, and what makes a good leader. 

 

Ep. 37: Creating Inspiring Workplaces | Jeremy Macdonald - Adobe

Ep. 37: Creating Inspiring Workplaces | Jeremy Macdonald - Adobe

May 16, 2017

Overview

Adobe products enable people to create amazing things and inspire one another, and our guest today, Regional Site Operations Manager, Jeremy Macdonald, LEED AP, MCR, is on a mission to create amazing and inspiring workspaces so that Adobe employees can reach their fullest potential. Mike Petrusky asks Jeremy about his facility management role, what it takes to promote engagement in the workplace, and his thoughts about the future of FM. 

Ep. 36: FMs & Partners

Ep. 36: FMs & Partners "Collabor8" | Lena Thompson & Mike Petrusky

May 9, 2017

Overview

What makes a successful FM industry-partner? Reflecting back to IFMA's Facility Fusion 2017 and their presentation on "Partnering for Excellence", Lena Thompson, FMP and Mike Petrusky agree that making connections and sharing knowledge were the top priorities for this conference and should be our goal at every FM industry event. Getting outside of our comfort zones to face challenges in the workplace is essential to meeting the needs of the built environment. 

Ep. 35: A Facility Management Story | Robert Kleimenhagen, Jr., CFM, SFP

Ep. 35: A Facility Management Story | Robert Kleimenhagen, Jr., CFM, SFP

May 2, 2017

Overview

IFMA conferences allow us to make meaningful personal connections in our facility management community with both fellow FM practitioners and industry-partners. Robert Kleimenhagen, Jr., CFM, SFP is the Facilities Strategic Planning & Program Manager at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and whether at local IFMA Chapter meetings, national IFMA shows, or other events (such as NFMT), he continuously finds ways to collaborate with colleagues. 

Ep. 34: FM Teamwork in the Caribbean | Tyrel Melville, FMP - Scotiabank

Ep. 34: FM Teamwork in the Caribbean | Tyrel Melville, FMP - Scotiabank

April 25, 2017

Overview

Tyrel Melville, FMP is the Senior Regional Manager, Real Estate & Facilities, Caribbean South Hub for Scotiabank. He is passionate about inspiring his fellow FM practitioners, building effective teams, and working with industry-partners to meet the needs of the workplace throughout a portfolio that crosses the borders and cultures of a dozen Caribbean countries. Mike Petrusky asks Tyrel to share a bit about his journey and passion for sharing FM inspiration with "Smart Start Facility".

Ep. 33: Influencing Without Authority | Terry Lipovski - Ubiquity Leadership

Ep. 33: Influencing Without Authority | Terry Lipovski - Ubiquity Leadership

April 18, 2017

Overview

Terry Lipovski is President of Ubiquity Leadership Coaching where he shares his passion as an Executive Coach, a Strategic Advisor and a TEDx Speaking Coach. He builds best practices and management strategies that help others "find that spark" which allows them to reach their full potential. Terry is ready to bring a deeper dive session to Facility Fusion Canada 2017 in Toronto. His workshop will equip facility managers to "lead from the middle" and "influence without authority". 

Ep. 32: (Part 2) ADA Compliance for FMs | Brad Gaskins - McIntosh Group

Ep. 32: (Part 2) ADA Compliance for FMs | Brad Gaskins - McIntosh Group

April 11, 2017

Overview

"ADA Geek" Brad Gaskins is an expert when it comes to The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and on this episode of the podcast, we take a deeper dive into what facility managers need to know about the ADA. This is the second of a series of interviews and Brad talks more about his work with The McIntosh Group where he helps FM practitioners determine which compliance standard they should follow and helps them understand the risks related to the ADA.

Ep. 31: Workplace Tech Integration & Marketing | Elizabeth Dukes - iOFFICE

Ep. 31: Workplace Tech Integration & Marketing | Elizabeth Dukes - iOFFICE

April 4, 2017

Overview

iOFFICE is the leading workforce-centric IWMS software and the only 100% SaaS platform designed for the Digital Workplace and co-founder Elizabeth Dukes is our special guest on the podcast today. Mike Petrusky asks Elizabeth her thoughts on innovation, collaboration, and the tools available for sharing data to enhance our experiences in the workplace. iOFFICE is focused on building partnerships & offering solutions leading to more productive, integrated workspaces. 

Ep. 30: Military Veterans & FM | Navy Seabee & Facility Manager Randall Niznick

Ep. 30: Military Veterans & FM | Navy Seabee & Facility Manager Randall Niznick

March 28, 2017

Overview

"Can Do!" is a motto of the U.S. Navy Seabees that Randall Niznick has continued to live out after transitioning to his civilian career in facility management. Mike Petrusky discovers how Randy's military background and service to others approach have helped him thrive and grow in his career as an FM professional. Randy shares his passion for helping to build the next generation of FMs and his belief that military veterans are a great fit for filling the FM knowledge and talent gaps.

Ep. 29: IFMA's Facility Fusion 2017 Preview | Kim Coffey and Ann Loayza of IFMA

Ep. 29: IFMA's Facility Fusion 2017 Preview | Kim Coffey and Ann Loayza of IFMA

March 21, 2017

Overview

Kim Coffey and Ann Loayza of IFMA are working hard to prepare for the 2017 Facility Fusion Conference & Expo. Mike Petrusky asks about the unique features of this event taking place in both Las Vegas and Toronto. The show will provide time dedicated to opportunities for collaboration between FMs and industry-partners, along with deeper dive education programs focused on the individual. Hear about how "tech, tasks, and talent" are all parts of "The Changing Face of FM".

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Ep. 28: "The Power of Place" | Kay Sargent - Director of WorkPlace at HOK

March 14, 2017

Overview

Kay Sargent is a senior principal and director of HOK’s WorkPlace practice and Mike Petrusky recently asked Kay to discuss strategies for the built environment, with a specific focus on the future of facility management in the workplace. Kay is passionate in her belief that place can be a powerful asset if we design space well, and she brings this philosophy to the world's largest corporations as she helps them create innovative work environments. 

Ep. 27: Sustainability & Innovation in FM | Kathy Loftus - Whole Foods Market

Ep. 27: Sustainability & Innovation in FM | Kathy Loftus - Whole Foods Market

March 7, 2017

Overview

Whole Foods Market is "America’s Healthiest Grocery Store" and known for its mission-driven approach with both sustainable agriculture and facilities. Mike Petrusky talks with Kathy Loftus, Whole Foods Market's Global Leader of Sustainable Facilities, about leading her team, the importance of industry-partnerships, and the impact FM professionals have on the future of the built environment. We also discuss Kathy's recognition as the "WPI 2016 Innovator of the Year".

Ep. 26: (Part 1) ADA Compliance for FMs | Brad Gaskins - McIntosh Group

Ep. 26: (Part 1) ADA Compliance for FMs | Brad Gaskins - McIntosh Group

February 28, 2017

Overview

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a topic that facility managers need to understand and Brad Gaskins of The McIntosh Group is one of the nation's leading experts on the subject. Mike Petrusky talks with Brad about the applications and definitions contained in the ADA and what FMs should know with regard to accessibility and compliance in their facilities. Learn about Brad, his favorite college team, and the color of all the shirts in his wardrobe! 

Episode 25: Building Your Brand in FM | Jenny Andrawis - Rolyn Companies

Episode 25: Building Your Brand in FM | Jenny Andrawis - Rolyn Companies

February 21, 2017

Overview

Building your brand in the facility management marketplace is a long-term process and one that takes patience and a strategic vision. Jenny Andrawis, Director of Marketing at Rolyn Companies, Inc., talks with Mike Petrusky about their shared philosophies and respect for the wisdom of Seth Godin. Whether you are an industry-partner or a facility manager, you can benefit from growing and leading your "tribe" in the FM world.

Episode 24: Teena Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow | A Facility Management Journey

Episode 24: Teena Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow | A Facility Management Journey

February 14, 2017

Overview

There are just a handful of names that come to mind when we think about the "legendary" contributors to our FM community, and Teena Shouse, CFM, IFMA Fellow, is certainly one of them! Mike Petrusky catches up with Teena, as she enjoys more free time, but continues to inspire us. They talk about Teena's speaking engagements, ongoing involvement with IFMA, FM education, and her passion for mentoring the next generation of FM professionals. 

Episode 23: The Life of a Facility Manager | Dexter Barrow of AAMC

Episode 23: The Life of a Facility Manager | Dexter Barrow of AAMC

February 7, 2017

Overview

By understanding the many responsibilities of a facility manager, FM industry-partners can be in a better position to help meet the needs of the workplace. FM Dexter Barrow talks with Mike Petrusky about caring for his facility, its occupants, and building trusted IFMA relationships. Dex's comments about "binge watching" a TV show leads Mike to share another personal story, this time about "The Walking Dead"!

 

Episode 22: NFMT 2017 Conference | Amy Brown of Trade Press Media Group

Episode 22: NFMT 2017 Conference | Amy Brown of Trade Press Media Group

January 31, 2017

Overview

NFMT 2017 is coming to the Baltimore Convention Center! Mike Petrusky will be there and he talks with Director of Education and Conferencing, Amy Brown, about some of the many FM trends & topics that will be featured at this year's show including IoT, Smart Buildings, and Safety & Security. We also get to know Amy a little bit personally as Mike asks about her favorite TV shows and books.

Episode 21: Strategic Thinking in FM | Jill Johnson - Johnson Consulting (Part 1)

Episode 21: Strategic Thinking in FM | Jill Johnson - Johnson Consulting (Part 1)

January 24, 2017

Overview

Award-winning management consultant Jill Johnson shares her views about shifting focus from a task oriented approach to a higher level, strategic view of the built environment. Jill talks with Mike Petrusky and offers practical advice for presenting ideas to an organization’s leadership team. The goal is to help elevate the FM profession and equip FMs with the tools needed to bring more value to their workplaces.

Episode 20: BIM & Facility Management | Kimon Onuma Interview on ARCH-i-TECH.TV

Episode 20: BIM & Facility Management | Kimon Onuma Interview on ARCH-i-TECH.TV

January 17, 2017

Overview

Architect and Building Information Modeling specialist Kimon Onuma explains the BIM process and how integration with facility management offers opportunities for improved decision-making in the built environment. Mike Petrusky shares his behind-the-scenes story about interviewing Kimon as guest host of the LiveStream web show called "Building Leaders" on ARCH-i-TECH.TV.

Episode 19: Workplace Strategies | Jenya Adler - Staples Business Advantage

Episode 19: Workplace Strategies | Jenya Adler - Staples Business Advantage

January 10, 2017

Overview

Listen in as we discuss the importance of aligning workplace strategy with wellness initiatives to create attractive workspaces. Jenya Adler of Staples Business Advantage uses a comprehensive & strategic approach, leveraging the expertise of the FM industry. Mike Petrusky asks about IFMA conferences & communities of practice such as Workplace Evolutionaries. Get your copy of the “Staples Workplace Index" here.

Episode 18: Facility Management Goals for the New Year!

Episode 18: Facility Management Goals for the New Year!

January 3, 2017

Overview

As we head into 2017, let’s find ways to collaborate, innovate, and elevate the FM profession together. What are your facility management goals? Mike Petrusky shares stories from Seth Godin about how we can step outside of our comfort zones and challenge the status quo. We must “be comfortable being uncomfortable” as we seek to create value in our workplaces. Topics on future podcast episodes include FM technology, management, workplace, and marketing strategies. 

Episode 17: Music, Movies, & FM Musings | 2016 Show Highlights

Episode 17: Music, Movies, & FM Musings | 2016 Show Highlights

December 26, 2016

Overview

Join the "FM Innovator Nation" and catch up on the first sixteen episodes of "The Facility Management Innovator Podcast" from 2016. Mike Petrusky shares some highlights from the show including favorite moments, music, movies, and facility management insights.

 

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Episode 16: "Collaborative One: An FM Story" | Interview with Jessica Bickel

December 19, 2016

Overview

Hear insights from a facility management professional who understands the value of collaboration & making connections in our FM community. Jessica Bickel of Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers encouragement to colleagues & advice for industry-partners trying to reach FMs. Jessica discusses the need for continuing education & leveraging technology to meet the demands of managing the workplace. We also learn about Mike's excitement over the new Star Wars movie.

Episode 15: FM Strategies & Advice | Michel Theriault - FM Insight Consulting

Episode 15: FM Strategies & Advice | Michel Theriault - FM Insight Consulting

December 12, 2016

Overview

Michel Theriault is a Strategic Advisor at FM Insight Consulting where he supports the FM profession through consulting, writing, speaking & training. Mike Petrusky asks Michel to share best practices for helping facility managers utilize technology to improve efficiencies in the built environment. We discuss how FMs can make the business case for implementing workplace solutions, provide strategies for selling ideas to management & help you connect with the FM community.

Episode 14: Leadership, Communication & #DareToBe | Andrea Sanchez - IFMA

Episode 14: Leadership, Communication & #DareToBe | Andrea Sanchez - IFMA

December 5, 2016

Overview

Andrea Sanchez is a leadership enthusiast and IFMA's VP of Communications and Organizational Change. Mike Petrusky talks with Andrea about discovering our passions, facing challenges, and motivating our facility management community to embrace innovation and workplace success through disruptive change. We discuss connecting in person, via social channels, and online with Andrea's Twitter Chat called #DareToBe.

Episode 13: Automation & Technologies | Tom Buiocchi - CEO of ServiceChannel

Episode 13: Automation & Technologies | Tom Buiocchi - CEO of ServiceChannel

November 28, 2016

Overview

FM industry-leader Tom Buiocchi of ServiceChannel discusses workplace trends, business process automation and how technology will impact the future of the built environment. Mike Petrusky asks Tom about collaboration, IoT, and how FMs can present the business case for new technologies to the C-Suite. We learn about Tom personally and get valuable insights from his career leading innovative companies.

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Episode 12: Thanksgiving & Collaboration in the FM Community | Mike Petrusky

Episode 12: Thanksgiving & Collaboration in the FM Community | Mike Petrusky

November 21, 2016

Overview

During this Thanksgiving week, Mike Petrusky takes a moment to reflect on how the podcast has been a platform for promoting collaboration in the FM community. He shares inspiration from one of his favorite marketing writers, Seth Godin, that can be applied to the important work that both FMs and industry-partners do in the built environment. Mike also discusses his favorite holiday movies and music, including the greatest Christmas movie of all time!

Episode 11: Millennials & the Future of FM | Insights from Jake Gunnoe - ASU

Episode 11: Millennials & the Future of FM | Insights from Jake Gunnoe - ASU

November 14, 2016

Overview

What can we learn about the future of the workplace from the next generation of facility management professionals? Mike Petrusky talks with IFMA's World Workplace 2016 keynote speaker, Jake Gunnoe, about technology, education, and building the FM pipeline. Jake shares insights that will inspire the entire FM community as we discuss the power of collaboration and personal connections. We also have some laughs and fun with movie quotes that you won't want to miss!

Episode 10:

Episode 10: "The Healthy Workplace" | Author Leigh Stringer, LEED AP (Part 2)

November 7, 2016

Overview

We continue our conversation with workplace expert, Leigh Stringer, about her new book, "The Healthy Workplace". On Part 2, Leigh gives Mike Petrusky some practical advice based on her research regarding sleep and motivation for pursuing positive health changes. We look at the future of the workplace and discuss technology and what FMs should consider when implementing innovative solutions. Learn more about the book here. Read Leigh's blog here.

Episode 9:

Episode 9: "The Healthy Workplace" | Author Leigh Stringer, LEED AP (Part 1)

October 31, 2016

Overview

Get to know workplace specialist Leigh Stringer as we discuss her new book, "The Healthy Workplace". Leigh gives an overview of the book, shares an IFMA study and insights from her other research. Mike Petrusky asks how FM leaders can promote creativity in the workplace, what FMs should consider when planning the utilization of space and what they can do to build a business case for wellness initiatives. Learn more about the book here. Read Leigh's blog here.

Episode 8: Interview with Don Rogers - Director of Facilities | Hillwood Estate

Episode 8: Interview with Don Rogers - Director of Facilities | Hillwood Estate

October 24, 2016

Overview

Do you have what it takes to truly be a "partner" with facility managers? Mike Petrusky talks with Don Rogers, the Director of Facilities at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens about FM industry collaboration. Don has developed trusted business partnerships to help manage the challenges he has faced and leveraged those relationships to generate innovative solutions for his facilities. He shares his insights through real life stories and tells us about movies and songs that inspire him.

Episode 7: Consultative Selling to FMs | Geoff Snavely - Millicare by EBC

Episode 7: Consultative Selling to FMs | Geoff Snavely - Millicare by EBC

October 17, 2016

Overview

Building a culture of collaboration in the FM community is essential for workplace success. Mike Petrusky & Geoff Snavely talk about delivering tangible value to facility managers using the most effective sales, business development and management techniques. Topics discussed include partner relationships, determining ROI from associations, and differentiating your offering. Geoff shares what he believes is the best show on TV & Mike talks about his favorite U2 album.

Episode 5: Interview with Steve Patterson | Director of Facilities - NVCC

Episode 5: Interview with Steve Patterson | Director of Facilities - NVCC

October 3, 2016

Overview

On this episode, Mike Petrusky talks with Steve Patterson, Director of Facilities at Northern Virginia Community College, about collaborating with FM colleagues and industry partners while building a human network at professional associations. Steve shares his views on industry trends, leveraging technology, and developing FM training programs to face the future. Mike gets excited about making this Hokie connection and talks more about his time in Blacksburg.

Episode 4: IFMA's World Workplace 2016 | Mayra Portalatin & Mike Petrusky

Episode 4: IFMA's World Workplace 2016 | Mayra Portalatin & Mike Petrusky

September 26, 2016

Overview

On this special edition of the podcast, Mike Petrusky talks with Mayra Portalatin of Facility Engineering Associates (FEA) to help "FM innovators" make the most of IFMA's World Workplace! Connect with Mayra & Mike in San Diego on Twitter:
@mayraportalatin
@MikePetrusky                                                                                       

For more information, visit: IFMA's World Workplace

Episode 3: Interview with Mark Schnurr | Bravo! Facility Services

Episode 3: Interview with Mark Schnurr | Bravo! Facility Services

September 19, 2016

Overview

On this episode, Mark Schnurr of Bravo! Facility Services discusses building an IFMA legacy and bringing value to the FM community. Other topics covered include the importance of having a "service to others mentality", how to connect and collaborate with facility managers, outsourcing trends and the need to establish best practices in facility management. Mike Petrusky shares some inspiration from Zig Ziglar and opens the debate about who was the best new wave band of the 80's!

Episode 2: Interview with Gary McKelvey, Jr. | Siemens Corporation

Episode 2: Interview with Gary McKelvey, Jr. | Siemens Corporation

September 14, 2016

Overview

On this episode, Gary McKelvey, Jr. of Siemens Corporation discusses connecting and collaborating with the FM community, facility management industry conferences, building automation, energy savings, and technology trends in the built environment. Topics discussed include a motivational quote from Teddy Roosevelt, IFMA’s World Workplace, NFMT, and IoT technologies. Mike Petrusky also shares his love of movies and one particular rock band. 

Episode 1: Introduction to the Podcast | What is an FM Innovator?

Episode 1: Introduction to the Podcast | What is an FM Innovator?

September 8, 2016

Overview

Mike Petrusky introduces you to the only podcast focused on elevating the facility management community by offering FM industry resources, expertise, and collaboration that leads to workplace innovation. On this episode, Mike shares his view of what it means to be a "facility management innovator" and how Kayrell Connections promotes building partnerships through IFMA to support and advance the facility management profession. Be an FM innovator!®

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