Local Leaders: the Podcast

Each week, Jim Chapman and the team behind Local Leaders:  The Podcast talk with private business owners in Livingston Parish and surrounding areas who exhibit leadership skills and business acumen we feel our audience can benefit from and conduct 1-on-1 interviews featured throughout social media and the internet!

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Recent Video Episodes

View some of our recent vodcasts to see what Livingston Parish small business owners have to say.

A Lifetime of Design! Alisa Verett Sits Down with Local Leaders:The Podcast!

When you talk about a lifetime honing your craft, a lifetime loving your community and a lifetime spent performing at a top level, you would be hard pressed not to think of Alisa Verett of Alisa Verett Interiors and Custom Workroom.

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Buddy’s BBQ Sits Down with Local Leaders:The Podcast!

You may think you know Buddy's BBQ but in this edition of Local Leaders: The Podcast you will learn so much more about the man and his dream of family business ownership!

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Talking Foster Care, Bi Polar Disorder, Published Author at 17! Tommy Sigman’s Amazing Story!

Tommy Sigman opens up with Local Leaders:The podcast host Jim Chapman to discuss his formula of overcoming all the adversity he has experienced.

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Latest Audio Episode

Unable to watch our recent videos?  You can still listen to our recent audio episode. Click on the title to listen on the episode’s page, or just click the play button to listen here.

Leading in the BBQ Business! Buddy’s BBQ Sits Down with Local Leaders:The Podcast! S4E6

When you think of business owners who have all the skills…Mickey Watson comes to mind. Schooled at an early age in the value of hard work, as Mickey grew older he learned many different aspects of business from operating a farm to running a...

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About the Host

Jim Chapman has spent over 20 years promoting Local, family-owned businesses.

Through his popular blog and podcast entitled Local Leaders: The Podcast, Jim contributes to his community’s growth and the business owners who support it.

Jim’s catchphrase and belief that “Every Business Owner Has a Story” has attracted a large local following and even a worldwide following with listeners and viewers in over 20 different countries.

In October 2020, Jim and Local Leaders: The Podcast was honored as Local Leaders: The Podcast achieved a ranking of 48th highest voted podcast in the world by Podcast Magazine.