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The Widest Net podcast shares the many ways entrepreneurs and small business owners can build a thriving business through partnership development, relationship marketing and community building. Show host and award-winning author Pamela Slim will bring diverse experts to the table to both talk about the fundamentals of inclusive business building as well as remove the roadblocks that prevent people from building feasible and sustainable marketing practices. Unlock untapped markets and discover new customers right in front of you on every episode.

Oct 18, 2023

“In order to fulfill the promise of a certification program, you need to think beyond just delivering the materials. Consider the entire journey for your participants and plan for their growth and development beyond the program.” ~ Darron Padilla


“When designing a certification program, it's important to think about the different levels of certification and the impact they can have on people's lives. Whether it's financial or healthcare-related, ensuring that the certification is done well and supported by continuing education units is crucial.” ~ Josiah Owens


In this episode of The Widest Net Podcast are you ready to take your professional service business to the next level? Join Pam as she dives into the world of building certification programs with colleagues and experts Darron Padilla and Josiah Owens. 

Josiah Owens is a dynamic leader with over ten years of experience in process improvement, strategy change, leadership, HR, and talent stewardship. With a background spanning retail, manufacturing, and tech, Josiah excels in infusing stability and focused energy into work environments, driving business value, and enhancing the people experience. 

Our other guest, Darron Padilla, is also a seasoned organization development consultant with 20 years of experience helping organizations transform their leaders, cultures and teams to meet business strategies. His holistic approach aligns people, processes, tools, strategy and culture to increase adoption, sustainability and maximize ROI. Darron makes change initiatives practical and tactical for his clients, while coaching and engaging leaders through the process.

Discover the secrets behind creating impactful certifications. Whether you're looking to develop your own certification program or enhance your existing one, this conversation provides valuable insights for professionals seeking growth. Schedule a connection call today to talk about your project!


Here’s what you can expect from this episode: 

  • Unlock business growth by building certification programs tailored to your professional service business
  • Design and customize certification levels to establish industry expertise and increase credibility
  • Strategically align your certification design to meet the unique needs and goals of your business
  • Maximize revenue and protect your intellectual property with strategic pricing and licensing agreements for your certification programs
  • Stand out from the competition and attract new clients with the numerous benefits that certification programs offer

Remember we all need each other - life and work is better together.


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