Ratchet+Wrench Radio

The official podcast of Ratchet+Wrench, providing strategies and inspiration for auto care success.

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Episodes

Achieving Clarity Through Failure

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

Wednesday Apr 10, 2024

In this episode, Juke Ball of Juke Auto in Austin, Texas, discusses mistakes he made as a young shop owner and the resulting lessons. 
You can read the story that inspired the episode, "What You Don't Know You Don't Know" on ratchetandwrench.com.

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

In this episode of Ratchet+Wrench Radio, Erich Schmidt talks about the early mistakes he made as a shop owner that have enabled him to become the conscious business owner he is today. 

Wednesday Mar 27, 2024

In this episode of Ratchet+Wrench Radio, Mike Allen, owner of Carfix Auto Repair & Tires with shops in the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area, talks about why he likes to hire fast (as quickly as the same day), how he does it, why it works and why his people stick around. 

Wednesday Mar 13, 2024

In this episode, Bill Greeno of Quality Automotive Servicing in Truckee, California, talks about his meticulous process for onboarding new team members.
Bill was a 2022 Ratchet+Wrench Best Workplaces winner and has a reputation for having a strong shop culture that begins with how he onboards his new hires. 

Highlights from VISION 2024

Wednesday Mar 06, 2024

Wednesday Mar 06, 2024

In this episode, Ratchet+Wrench Editor-in-Chief Chris Jones takes a look back at the events at VISION Hi-Tech Training and Expo in Kansas City, and shop owners and other industry professionals share their experiences from the event. 

Getting Naked to Get Clarity

Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

Wednesday Feb 28, 2024

In this episode, entrepreneur, speaker, and people-first growth specialist Shari Pheasant gets real about how auto repair shop owners can get down on their team's level, increase emotional intelligence, and build a shop that's truly about putting people first.

Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

In this episode, Dave Brown of DSB Leadership Group talks about his four keys to ensuring that you get the most out of your conference networking experience. 

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

In this replay episode from 2022, Deanna Bumgardner from Employer's Advantage LLC joins Ratchet+Wrench Radio to talk about being an emotionally intelligent shop owner when soliciting feedback from your team, why your team fears opening up in the first place, and tips for creating an environment of open communication.

Wednesday Feb 07, 2024

In this episode, Marc Mawhinney of Natural Born Coaches talks about what makes a great coach, why marketability trumps all, and understanding what your clients want and how to get it to them. He also offers insight into how to level up your coaching business through strategic communication.
 
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Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

In this episode, Cecil Bullard of The Institute for Automotive Business Excellence discusses the various available technician pay plans shop owners can use and their pros and cons. 

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