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SIL Podcast: The Motivation Factor w/ Dennis Timpanaro

By May 23, 2018 August 19th, 2018 No Comments

Welcome to the latest Sourcing Industry Landscape podcast, hosted by Dawn Tiura.

Dennis Timpanaro is the Founder and CEO of GOtivation, a fitness technology startup with a messaging platform that utilizes artificial intelligence to help personal trainers and fitness coaches motivate clients.

Timpanaro is world-ranked athlete and was the youngest global director in McDonald’s history. Timpanaro’s career path is not typical. His advice to rising procurement professionals is learn how to market procurement’s value and purpose, strive for efficiency and get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

The SIG Resource Center has archived many of Dennis’s case studies, in particular his presentation on transforming category management.

Key Takeaways:

  • The best procurement professionals are hired to solve uncomfortable, ambiguous and challenging situations.
  • A commitment to venture outside your comfort zone will make you a better problem-solver because it exposes you to new ways of thinking.
  • Look for opportunities to grow personally and professionally that are outside your area of expertise to stay sharp.

About the Guest:

Dennis radiates motivation. An entrepreneur and world-ranked athlete, he founded to help personal trainers grow their business and coaching skills.

About the Company:

GOtivation is a messaging platform that helps online fitness coaches, personal trainers, and gym owners use it to connect with their clients.

Links and Resources:


Philip Ideson

About Philip Ideson

Philip founded Art of Procurement in 2015 as a way to empower procurement professionals at all levels to deliver change with confidence; whether from the inspiration of the popular weekly podcast that he hosts, or with targeted solution offerings that guide clients on their journey to transform the impact of procurement.