Better Than Before Episode 226: Mayor Carrie Tergin on Rebuilding After a Disaster

Our podcast is designed to provide you with top business insights, fresh perspectives from world-class guests, and the tools you need to lead better than before. In this episode, Tony Richards interviews Carrie Tergin, Mayor of Jefferson City, Missouri, on the recent tornado damage and her goals for rebuilding.

Segment 1: Tony Richards discusses failure with producer Bill Foster.

01:00 – Welcome to Better Than Before

03:00 – Fear of Failure

Segment 2: Carrie Tergin, Mayor of Jefferson City, Missouri, joins us as this week’s featured guest.

12:30 – Guest Background

19:30 – Influence of Mentors

21:30 – Advice to Future Women Leaders

24:00 – Future Goals for Jefferson City

32:30 – Tony’s Lightning Leadership Questions

Segment 3: Leadership Lesson: Productivity Secrets of Billionaire Executives

41:00 – Touch It Once

43:30 – Lists, Lists, and More Lists

46:00 – Plan Your Time Purposefully

What we give out is exactly what we get back. If you give out a positive message, that’s what you’ll get back. – Mayor Carrie Tergin #BetterThanBefore

About the Guest

Carrie Tergin, owner of Carrie’s Hallmark Shop on High Street and Jefferson City mayor, is a third-generation downtown business owner, running the business her parents opened in 1976 and named after her. Elected as the mayor of Jefferson City, she is a graduate of Missouri State University with a degree in business management. Tergin has served on the Jefferson City Council and boards of numerous civic and charitable organizations.


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Better than Before is hosted by Tony Richards and produced by Clear Vision Development Group. Our staff includes William Foster and Whitney Coker. You can subscribe or leave a review for Better than Before on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio. If you have a leadership question you would like answered on the show, email us at

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