1. Kevin Nolan, CEO of Nolan Painting, Inc. “Living Deliberately” Dr. Laura Sicola 36:18

In this episode Kevin shares his company’s “painting promise” which they have had in place for 25 years.  This promise drives the business in all aspects and allows Kevin to focus on succession planning for his upcoming transition of leadership.

In this episode you will learn:

  • One thing that you can do to become Kevin’s successor.
  • How to teach others to have crucial conversations.
  • Ways to overcome the challenges of finding talent.
  • When speaking to different generations, how to focus on what appeals to them.

24 Hour Challenge:

WRITE YOUR PRIMARY AIM.  Write yourself a letter in a date certain in the future as if it is coming from a friend.  What do you want out of life?  Project yourself into the future, what do you want in your life, career, day to day, activities, health, etc. 

About Kevin Nolan:

Kevin Nolan started Nolan Painting in 1979 while attending Villanova University. Since its founding, Nolan Painting has steadily grown into the nation’s largest and most successful family-owned residential painting company. It was recently recognized as one of the largest family-owned businesses by the Philadelphia Business Journal. It has also received the Inc. Magazine 2021 Best in Business Award and has been a Top Workplaces recipient for six consecutive years.

In 2003, Kevin started Nolan Consulting Group with his brother Brian. It uses Nolan Painting’s successful business model to help painting contractors around the country grow their own businesses. In addition, Nolan Consulting Group provides real-life solutions to issues facing growing companies. Its mission is to help small businesses reach their summit by implementing business systems, sales training, and leadership development.

Kevin is an Ironman and an endurance athlete, running a marathon in all 50 states. Kevin lives in Glen Mills, PA, with his wife, Mary Fran. He has four adult children who all work in the business.

Kevin is author of a book that will be published this Sept. called “Organizational Muscle”.

You can connect with Kevin in the following ways:


  • Website:  https://www.nolanpainting.com/
  • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nolanpainting/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NolanPaintingContractor
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR2wwl7w8lS8zHDPz8Gr0CQ/videos

You can connect with Laura in the following ways:


  • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlaurasicola
  • LinkedIn Business Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vocal-impact-productions/
  • YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VocalImpactProductions
  • Facebook: Vocal Impact Productions
  • Twitter: @LauraSicola
  • Instagram: @VocalImpactProductions
  • Website: https://vocalimpactproductions.com/
  • Laura’s Online Course: virtualinfluence.today


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Laura Sicola Leadership Communication & Influence Expert, Speaker, Author, Podcaster

Dr. Laura Sicola is a leadership communication and influence expert, speaker, author of Speaking to Influence: Mastering Your Leadership Voice, and host of the podcast, Speaking to Influence: Communication Secrets of the C-Suite. Her mission is to transform executives into confident, inspiring leaders whether live or virtually in order to get the results they want and turn their vision into their legacy. As the founder of Vocal Impact Productions, she has trained and coached executives at Comcast, IBM, the US Department of Commerce and Women Against Abuse along with politicians, business owners and non-profit leaders from around the world.

Laura’s TEDx talk, “Want to Sound Like a Leader? Start by Saying Your Name Right,” has nearly 7 million views, and she has been featured on programs such as Fox & Friends First, NBC10 @Issue and PHL 17. She has also spoken to thousands at conferences such as the Professional BusinessWomen of California Conference and the PA Conference for Women.

Laura received her PhD in educational linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also taught from 2001-2013.