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#210 How to Create an Exemplary Workplace with Robin Ritz


Today’s guest believes that if you love the workers and workplace before the work, everything else falls into place. Robin Ritz is the creative visionary and the owner of InCord, North America’s largest custom netting fabricator, providing the best in custom netting products to customers worldwide since 1995. From the start, Robin has had a passion to make her company an exemplary workplace and as a result of her efforts, InCord has been voted one of Connecticut’s top places to work for over 10 years running. Robin is also a renowned speaker on subjects like the ABCs of workplace success, work-life balance, and Kaizen strategies.

Tuning in you’ll hear about her focus on company culture, how they implement Kaizen principles at InCord, how they marry process and culture in the company, and how they honor every voice. Robin explains why she believes that the person closest to the problem is also closest to the solution and how she uses this to improve processes at InCord. To find out more about the values they support at InCord, how supporting these values has made the company an exemplary place to work, and how this has led to their success, tune in today!


Frances Brunelle

Frances Brunelle is the founder of Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc., which specializes in the sale of lower middle-market manufacturing companies nationally. Fran and her team help to ensure the continuity of U.S. Manufacturing by transitioning ownership to the next generation of entrepreneurs. Fran writes on topics that help manufacturing business owners prepare their companies for sale and navigate the sale process to ensure a positive financial result in support of their retirement. Her articles can be found here. Recently Fran was named to 2020 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions.

To learn more about Fran and her company, click here: About Accelerated Manufacturing Brokers, Inc.


Robin Ritz, Creative Visionary and Owner of InCord, has developed a reputation for helping companies and professionals learn about systems awareness while inspiring courageous authenticity. The results are improved personal and professional growth, higher productivity, stronger working relationships, and higher employee retention.

Robin has spoken at many conferences and in-house leadership workshops, sharing over 20 years of experience as a coach, human resource director, and creative visionary. Robin is a dynamic speaker and workshop facilitator who mixes visual storytelling, relatable content, and hands-on techniques to empower her audiences of senior leaders, managers, teams, and individuals.

For over two decades, Robin has been passionately involved with the arts and entertainment, sales and forecasting, professional development, strategy, administration, and safety. She emphasizes enjoyment of the process, the importance of play, and a healthy work-life balance. In addition, Robin is an enthusiastic communicator and feminine representative who is making a positive impact on enhancing the business culture by identifying values and competencies. Robin has a BA in International Studies is fluent in Spanish and is a certified Kaizen-Muse Creative Coach.

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