Welcome to Episode 43 of Building My Legacy.

This is the second podcast in which we look at how businesses and employees will need to change after the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re talking with Chad Peterson, an expert business broker, author and the founder of Peterson Acquisitions. In this podcast Chad shares his thoughts about the workplace of the future and the changing role of face-to-face interactions, which have been such a significant part of the sales process in the past.

Chad describes business as “a contact sport,” but he acknowledges that online interactions have already replaced face-to-face selling in many industries. As we get through the COVID-19 crisis, Chad believes that we have to do business differently as video becomes more and more important for nearly every company.

So if you want to know:

  • How to really connect with people digitally
  • The continuing importance – and challenges – of establishing trust when your customers can only see you on a screen
  • How businesses are likely to invest their money after the pandemic
  • Why it’s more important than ever for your business to have a real “team” culture


About Chad Peterson

The founder of Peterson Acquisitions, an award-winning M&A firm, Chad is a self-made entrepreneur who has started, built and sold six of his own businesses. Today Peterson Acquisitions works with companies all over the U.S. and also has a number of international clients.

Known for his aggressive style, resiliency and humble roots, Chad was recently named as the number one business broker in the U.S. He has been highlighted by Inc. Magazine, Forbes and a number of other business magazines that have taken note of his work. He is the author of From Blue to White: Quit Your J.O.B. A Working Man’s Guide to Self Employment and Swinging Doors: A Guide to Selling Your Company.


About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:


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Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.

Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.