Be a guest on the #BeBetter Podcast

Podcast Overview

#BeBetter Podcast with Michael Kurland logoTo Michael Kurland, Be Better is more than a tagline for the company he co-founded; it’s a culture that permeates his organization, propelling the team to Be Better to each other, their customers and their communities as well as to themselves. Tune in each week as Michael interviews esteemed, purpose-driven leaders who will share their compelling and inspiring Be Better stories.

Portrait of Michael Kurland, CEO of Branded Group

About Michael Kurland

As an award-winning CEO of a successful national facilities management company, Michael is committed to leading with purpose, giving back to his community, and living a healthy lifestyle. With more than a decade of sales and marketing experience in the industry, Michael launched Branded Group in 2014 and has led its year-over-year exponential growth, cultural transformation, and the cultivation of a highly-regarded team of industry experts. His clear vision to #BeBetter has resulted in deep and long-lasting client and partner relationships, innovative facility maintenance programs that drive customer satisfaction, and a respected position in the industry. Michael attributes the company’s success to his loyal team and valued clients.

Michael is a well-established author of industry thought leadership articles in online publications such as Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, and Thrive Global. His philosophy of expressing gratitude in the workplace and giving have made him a sought-after speaker on topics such as leadership, company culture, entrepreneurship, multi-site facility management, and teamwork.

Podcast Process

Being a guest on the BeBetter podcast couldn’t be easier! A 30-minute pre-show call will help you and Michael get acquainted and discuss which questions or topics are best suited for your Be Better story.  Check out our BeBetter Conversation Starters below.

Next, we’ll ask you to supply your bio, headshot, and digital assets. Then we will schedule the recording, which is done via Zoom. We’ll develop all of the promotional content, which will be shared on the day of the show via email and social media. You’ll receive the link to the show and we ask that you share with your followers.

That’s it! We take care of it all so you can sit back and enjoy sharing your Be Better story with Michael. Contact us with any questions.

To be considered as a guest on the show, please email Jennifer Bernheim at

Be Better Conversation Starters

  1. Tell our audience a little about yourself and your company/organization.
  2. How did you get started and what prompted you to do what you’re doing? What was your inspiration?
  3. Which hurdles did you personally face in this process? How did you overcome them?
  4. What do you do to take care of yourself – to help you to be better?
  5. What do you do to be a purpose-driven leader?
  6. How do you exemplify this with your team, your clients, and your community?
  7. What organizations or other leaders serve as examples to you?
  8. What resources (books, podcasts, webinars) do you regularly use to improve your leadership skills?
  9. What are the three lessons you want our listeners to learn from your story OR what is the legacy you hope to leave behind as a purpose-driven leader?
  10. What difference do you hope to make by being a purpose-driven leader for yourself, your team, your clients or your community?


Josh Greco portrait“I have great respect for the purposefulness with which Michael Kurland leads his life.  His approach is equal parts strategic and live-in-the-moment.  It’s cool to collaborate with someone who understands the importance of the balance of these 2 things – in his business, in his projects, and in his personal life.”

—Joshua Greco, Coach, ProAdvisor Coach


Michelle Wax portrait“I had such a blast being on the BeBetter podcast! The conversation was engaging and Michael is such a delight to work with. Really appreciated the organization of the logistics and scheduling as well.”

—Michelle Wax, Founder at American Happiness Project



Portrait of Michael C. Bush“Thank you, Michael, I was honored to be a guest on the Be Better podcast. I enjoyed sharing the data-driven best practices from our many global Great Place to Work® certified organizations.  In these challenging times, effective and empathetic leadership can drive cultural transformation, improve employee engagement, and make any company A Great Place to Work For All.”

—Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work


West Stringfellow portrait“BeBetter” is not just a brand, it is also a mantra. I am grateful to have had the safe space to speak candidly with Michael. Like me, he recognizes that life’s road is filled with speed-traps, detours and potholes. We drove with the arrogance of road rage, but have since learned that contentment and fulfillment come from sharing the road. If you’re a fellow traveler, tune in.

—West Stringfellow, Founder and CEO of HowDo


Portrait of Laura Hertz“Being on the BeBetter podcast was such a blast! Michael is so fun to speak with, and how could anyone not love speaking about giving back to others? Highly recommend to any guest considering being a guest on his show!”

—Laura Hertz, CEO & Co-Founder, Gifts for Good 


Portrait of Taylor Martin, Web accessibility expert“Really enjoyed being on Mike’s show. He’s a great conservationist because he’s 100% present and honestly wants to hear other people’s points of view. I believe it’s he’s inquisitive mindset and genuineness that made the show so much fun. We were able to sit back and discuss matters in a pleasant professional atmosphere. Good times.”

—Taylor Martin, Founder of Design Positive

Past Episodes

Be Better with Michael Kurland has featured a number of informative and inspiring guests who have shared their stories on purpose-driven leadership, giving back, gratitude, and overcoming challenges. In each episode, insights and best practices on how to Be Better are discussed so that listeners can implement them quickly and easily. There’s always something new to learn on the Be Better with Michael Kurland podcast.



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