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Josh Bullard—Helping Young People Succeed (15 min)

Josh Bullard is headmaster of Christian Heritage Academy in Del City, Oklahoma. Josh explains how Character First impacts his teachers, staff, students, and parents—and how building character can help young people succeed.

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Lyn Watson—Becoming a School Advocate (10 min)

Lyn Watson was an active mom before being elected to the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education. In this conversation, Lyn discusses local education reform, juggling family priorities, and how you can make a difference in your community.

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Scott Pruitt—5 Keys for the Entrepreneur (14 min)

Scott Pruitt is managing general partner of the Oklahoma City Redhawks baseball franchise. He shares some of his challenges and successes, and discusses 5 keys for business entrepreneurs to stay focused and organized.

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Wayne Whitesell—Character & Leadership (7 min)

Wayne Whitesell is executive vice president of Strata Leadership, LLC, and Character First. Wayne shares how he joined Character First and discusses how effective management and leadership is impossible without great character...and how Character First addresses both sides of the equation.

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Dr. Nathan Mellor—Resolving Conflict (18 min)

Dr. Nathan Mellor holds a Master of Dispute Resolution degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. He currently serves as president of Strata Leadership, LLC, and Character First. In this interview, Dr. Mellor shares some of the best and worst practices for handling conflict in the workplace and at home.

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Frank Smith—Workplace Culture (14 min)

Frank Smith is president of the Ark Group, a holding company for several Oklahoma-based businesses, including Beam’s Seatbelts. Frank shares practical advice on how to improve morale, reduce turnover, build trust, and weather difficult economic times.

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