The Lilac City Leadership Podcast is personally connecting with some of Spokane, Washington’s best Leaders with a wide range of experience in the region. Listen to our guests share their battle stories and wisdom from the trenches of Leadership, within the context of the Lilac City region. The Lilac City Leadership Podcast focuses on growth and explores topics that span marketing, sales, operations, growth, culture, and general leadership.

Our show is entertaining and educational. Listeners will always leave with practical tips, tools, and tricks as well as fascinating and informative insights from our guests that will help and inspire you!

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About the Hosts

James Krejci

I partner with innovative, growing companies to optimize financial performance and positively impact our community.

As a Commercial Banking professional, I’ve always had a passion for three industries in particular: Manufacturing, Technology, and Higher Education. Since I grew up helping in my father’s welding shop, I developed a keen interest in fabrication and I always appreciated the extent to which technology was integrated to create efficiencies; and lastly, Higher Education plays a critical role in advancing the Manufacturing and Technology sectors. I’m constantly amazed at how these three industries are uniting.

Doyle Wheeler

I’m an online marketer, creator, and innovator. I love being behind a camera and creating awesome things for the Internet. My past includes a long career in Auto Body Repair. As a heavy collision specialist, I was trusted with heavy collision repairs on Lexus, Mercedes, and more. I put in the hours and learned all aspects of the trade to eventually earn a six-figure income in a confused market.

After a life-changing injury, 3 years of therapy, Doctors, legal battles and depression, my family and I lost everything. We still had/have each other and amazing encouraging friends and family. With the love and care of my wife, I was able to reinvent myself. With the underlying need to support our young family I utilized my creative talents, diagnostic skills, and entrepreneurial spirit to begin building on the Internet instead of repairing stuff!


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