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Are you ready for some thoughtful discussions about how to meet and exceed the rigors of today's retirement industry? Join host Tom Lamendola, Chief Marketing Officer for Financial Independence Group, for a deep dive into the demands of today's retirement industry.

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Financial Independence Group (FIG) has been a leader in the financial services space for more than 40 years. Tom Lamendola joined FIG in 2017 and has been responsible for growing high performing teams and challenge organizations to reach their potential for more than 15 years.

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Nov 19, 2021

Disney World, the happiest place on earth, certainly knows the importance of brand imagery and cultural impact. On today’s episode, we speak with 30-year Disney employee Dani Bridgers about cultural influence and advocacy. She’s worked for MGM studio, ESPN, and at the Disney parks.

At Disney, they value a cultural experience for everyone involved, the characters, the employees, and the customers. In similar ways, we want to provide an excellent client experience to our own clients and provide a culture of acceptance in our businesses. After her career at Disney, she shared her skills with a veterinarian practice and helped them revitalize their company culture. We will discuss company integrity, company culture, and how we can provide a better culture for our employees and clients.


Key Points: 

2:30 – Dani’s backstory with Disney

8:13 – What are the auditions like?

10:34 – How do the roles work?

12:54 – Bringing an experience to life

15:34 – The underground Disney

17:50 – Customer experience

22:28 – After her career at Disney

27:33 – Company’s culture on your team

30:28 – Branding and values