In Crisis? Help Your Neighbor! (Tanya Olson, CEO of Dakota Energy Systems) – 11 min

Discover why Tanya Olson (CEO of Dakota Energy Systems) said to “bet on the jockey, not the horse”, who inspired her to always “help a neighbor”, and when how she realized the importance of hiring people who value customer service (11 minute episode).

CEO BLINDSPOTS® PODCAST GUEST: Tanya Olson, CEO of Dakota Energy Systems. Tanya has over 24 years of experience across healthcare, senior living, and energy industries—including 17 years of co-ownership of Spooner Estrella Physical Therapy. She has a track record of success in building long-term, trusting relationships with clients, colleagues, and other industry professionals. In addition, Tanya has demonstrated performance in growing existing markets, identifying new business and viable opportunities.

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CEO Blindspots® Podcast Host: Birgit Kamps.

Birgit was speaking five languages by the age of 10, and lived in five countries with her Dutch parents prior to becoming an American citizen. Birgit’s professional experience includes starting and selling an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”, and serving as a Board Member with various companies. In addition, Birgit is the President of Hire Universe LLC, and the host of the CEO Blindspots® Podcast which was recognized by Spotify for having the “biggest listener growth” in the USA by 733%;

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