Bippity Boppity Business
with Rita Richa
Bippity. Boppity. Business. 🧚 Those are 3 words you have never heard together... until today. 😉 I am the host of Bippity Boppity Business, a podcast where I interview former Disney cast members and enthusiasts. I started the podcast because I am fascinated by the way Disney runs their business. I dive deep into topics such as leadership, the customer experience, storytelling, and project management to understand how Disney injects wonder through its work. 🏰 "If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
Share an experience that has shaped who you are today.
Earlier in my career, I worked at Tesla and BMW. I got to drive cool cars and interact with some amazing customers. Between my time at Tesla and BMW, I have helped 3,000+ customers with their concerns. I learned how to deliver an exceptional world-class experience for customers and it taught me the reason why the brands have the recognition that they do among consumers. It’s something I have carried with me to this day. 🏎 My more recent background is in production, podcasting, and content marketing. 🎙 I worked at Sweet Fish Media for 2 years where I managed 13 B2B podcasts within the SaaS, Fintech, Marketing, Manufacturing, and technology spaces. I produced deliverables (micro-videos, graphics, written content, social media) for 300+ episodes. I helped my clients determine the "why" behind their podcasts. Once my clients became clear of their goals, I worked my magic🪄to execute and stay true to their creative vision. I collaborated with a team of videographers, graphic designers, writers, and social media specialists to produce podcast episodes that my clients loved. ❤🔥 I value building relationships because I realize how instrumental they are to the success of projects. Building relationships with my clients has allowed me to understand their needs on a much deeper level.
Tell us about your podcast audience.
Our host, Rita, identifies as a former theatre kid thrown in to the world of business and B2B. We encourage our listeners to find the wonder in their work and inspire them to take their business skills to the next level. They come back to hear from leading experts in the entertainment, creative, and film industry, to learn how show business can translate to their industry of business. Educational, inspirational, yet a little silly and fun, Bippity Boppity Business is a valuable and entertaining podcast for any business leader looking to learn while having a break in their business day. "With every job that must be done, there is an element of fun! You find the fun, and SNAP, the job's a game!" - Mary Poppins
What makes your podcast unique?
Bippity Boppity Business is an educational podcast with a fun Disney twist. We dive into topics like branding, business operations, culture, technology, innovation and more. It is unique because we are providing and immersive experience and new angle to commonly discussed business ideals and best practices. But we also network a bit at the end and talk about our shared Disney affinities like parks or movies.
Being a successful business leader requires more than just making a profit. It’s about hiring the right people, training them well, and treating them with respect.
It’s about finding ways to infuse passion and wonder into their work to create memorable customer experiences. And it’s about building relationships – with team members, customers, and the community.
In this episode of Bippity Boppity Business, former VP of Magic Kingdom, Dan Cockerell, shares his insights on what it takes to be a successful business leader.
He discusses the importance of having a common purpose, the power of storytelling, and the need to build relationships.
Rita Richa [Our Host] and Dan have a magical discussion about:
•Why Dan Cockerell believes that having a common purpose is important for keeping a culture together.
• How hiring the right people, training them well, and treating them with respect is key to being a successful leader.
• The reason Disney uses storytelling to connect with their audience and inspire them to take action AND is something that businesses of all sizes can adapt to fit their own needs
• Stories are memorable, and by sharing them, businesses can create an emotional connection with their customers
•Leaders should encourage their team to find ways to infuse passion and wonder into their work to create memorable experiences for customers- by involving the team in the creation process and being open-minded to new ideas.
• How leaders can make a difference by respecting and valuing diversity among team members, listening to everyone’s point of view, and giving them a chance to express themselves candidly.
• What to do to create a super fan of your business, service or product. [Hint: you need both consistency (the science) as well as an emotional connection (the art).]
Dan’s advice is timely and relevant for business leaders of all sizes. By following his advice, you can create a culture of excellence in your organization and inspire your team to reach new levels of success!
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Connect with Rita:
Visit her website: https://bippityboppitybiz.com
Connect with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ritaricha
Do you have a podcast you want to create, rebrand, or grow? Discover Rita’s NEW podcast consulting company, Reignite Media. Be sure to stick around for the Disney Rapid Fire Questions segment! You definitely won’t want to miss Dan’s creative answers!
Do you wish to connect with our special guest?
Connect with Dan Cockerell @ Cockerell Consulting:
Dan’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dancockerell/
Dan’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dancockerell/
Dan’s Website: https://dancockerell.com/
Dan’s Email: Dan@Cockerellconsulting.com