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A Conversation with a First-Ballot Hall-of-Famer, Jamar Wray aka JWray300K

Charlie welcomes Jamar Wray, a Sales Manager, Sleep and Home Furnishings expert, and a five-time million-dollar Memory Maker. During the conversation, Jamar shares valuable sales strategies, what motivates and inspires him to keep getting better, how to get a mentor, his all-star teammate, and his goal for this year (two million dollars, here he comes!). […]

A Purposeful Redemption Arc – the Renee Bradley Story

If you’ve been listening to Stories from the River, you’ve heard the name Renee Bradley many times. Highly admired by her fellow Memory Makers, Renee joins us for this episode of the podcast to discuss her life and career at Broad River. Renee shares her memories of the difficulties the team had in 2015 with […]

Go Boldly and Be Brave: Managing Change in Retail Accounting with Hope Stocker

Charlie welcomes Hope Stocker, Broad River’s Manager of Retail Accounting, and together they take a trip down memory lane. Hope has been with the company since 2006, and has had a front row seat to its growth as well as its transformation into the purpose-driven organization it is today. And she’s also survived three major […]

Execution with Enthusiasm with Tim Clouse

Charlie welcomes Tim Clouse, Senior Director of Operations and one of the newest members of the Broad River Leadership. Tim discusses the Company’s culture, how he helps to keep it fun and focused in Ops, and shares the practical life advice and wisdom that he has received over the years that has served him well […]

The Science of Selling Sleep with Purpose with Dr. V

On this special bonus episode, Charlie is joined by his longtime friend and industry veteran, sleep specialist, and an honorary Memory Maker, Alan Vonder Haar (a/k/a “”Dr. V””).  Dr. V. gives insights on how he started in this business in his early 20s in the waterbed business, falling in love with the waterbeds, and learning […]

Making an Impact and Finding a Career at the River, the Jordan Reilly Story

Jordan Reilly, a Program Manager of Systems Training with Broad River Retail, sits down across from Charlie to discuss his career, his drive, his favorite memories at the River, and the day-to-day situations of his work. Jordan recalls the first big project that he was responsible for when he was hired (impleneting Salesforce.com across the […]

A Story of Redemption, Gratitude, and Triumph with Home Furnishings Expert Joseph Alcantara

Charlie welcomes Joseph Alcantara, a Home Furnishings Expert, and a four-time Million Dollar Memory Maker to the podcast. Joseph recalls his years of experience with the Company, from overcoming difficulties and adversities, to celebratory moments and achieving incredible success.  Joseph shares his perspective that his specific circumstances of adversity actually worked to be the best […]

Providing Oil for the Engine in Retail Operations with Kellie Jones

Kellie Jones, Manager of Retail Operations at Broad River Retail, joins Charlie for a conversation. Kellie discusses her favorite memories with her team, including her most memorable year (2018) when her store became known as “The Lake,” formed a book club, bonded like family, achieved an upgraded store designation (going from Silver to Gold status), […]

Raised by the River, the Michael Childers Story, Pt. 2

Michael and Charlie continue their conversation in the second part of this two-part episode. Michael talks about the feeling of belonging at Broad River, and how, with someone who experienced impostor syndrome for the first few years, that feeling of belonging is extremely powerful. Michael talks about the importance of both endurance and process as […]

A Conversation with a Broad River Legend, Michael Childers, Pt. 1

In part one of this two-part episode, Charlie sits down with Michael Childers, a Broad River Retail Legend and first ballot Hall of Famer to discuss his memorable stories from his over 12 years at the River. Michael gets raw, real, and vulnerable here as he discusses what he felt like when he first joined […]

1% Better Every Day with Danielle Lassiter, the Supply Chain Problem Solver

Danielle Lassiter, a supervisor of Supply Chain Solutions at Broad River Retail sits down with Charlie In this episode, they discuss the ins and outs of her role; the challenges with Supply Chain during the pandemic; and how problem-solving creatively has become one of her number one skills. As a member of Broad River Retail’s […]

The Pacesetter, Leah Hayes – The River’s First Two Million Dollar Woman

In a record-setting, pandemic year, Leah Hayes, a Sales Manager and Home Furnishings Expert, set the pace all year for the Retail salesforce. She sprinted to her first $1 Million in written sales in just five months, achieving $1 Million on Memorial Day, May 31st, 2021, which was the fastest time anyone had achieved this […]