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SIL Podcast: The Motivation Factor w/ Dennis Timpanaro

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.

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About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.