Who We Are
Entrepreneur, Founder of Crankset Group and Acclaimed Author & Speaker
Chuck is a successful entrepreneur, an internationally acclaimed speaker, weekly Inc. Magazine contributor, best-selling author and world-renowned business advisor who has built ten businesses in seven industries on four continents.
His first book, Making Money is Killing Your Business was rated “#1 Business Book of the Year” and his second book, Why Employees are ALWAYS a Bad Idea has been named one of the “Top Ten Business Books of the Year.” Both are textbooks in undergraduate and MBA college courses.
Chuck is a regular contributor to the Progressive Dentist, The Profitable Dentist and has written for Oral Health Office, ACGImpact and Dental Entrepreneur. His company Crankset Group provides business advisory for dentists and practice owners worldwide with significant results.
Read his blog at chuckblakeman.com.
Successful Dentist, Speaker and General Director at Spodak Dental Group
Excellence in the practice of Dental Medicine is a proud tradition in the Spodak family. Dr. Craig Spodak is a third generation dentist who earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the acclaimed Tufts University, graduating with highest honors. He joined his father, Dr. Myles Spodak, in his practice in Delray Beach, Fla. in 1998 with a dream to change the way patients experience dental care. He inherited the company in 2006 and immediately began to develop a new vision for the modern dental practice with a goal to deliver comprehensive dental care from a team of general and specialty dentists in one convenient, 13,000 square foot, state-of-the-art, LEED Gold Certified facility.
His dream was to change the way patients experience dental care and worked tirelessly to reinvent the patient perception of just how great a dental appointment could be. In addition to assembling a team of the finest dental and medical professionals from all disciplines of the field, he also places a strong importance on living out the company’s core values, which enables the team to provide patients with the highest caliber of comprehensive dental care while consistently exceeding expectations.
Dr. Craig has also committed himself to expanding his own professional skills and has garnered various advanced credentials, including becoming a Top 1 Percent provider of Invisalign®. He also lectures nationally about the benefits of this teeth-straightening method.
Beyond his professional interests, Dr. Craig is very active in the Delray Beach community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the All-Star Smiles Foundation that he co-founded with Marlins All-star fielder, Giancarlo Stanton; as President of The ProDentist Network; on the Board of Directors for Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA); has served as Chairman of the Delray Beach Planning and Zoning Board; is a national lecturer for creating team culture in business; is a fitness and motorsports enthusiast; a champion of ecological responsibility; an accomplished private plane pilot; and is conversant in five languages. He was also featured on the February 2017 cover of The Progressive Dentist Magazine and was named the 2012 Business Person of the Year by the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Along with his wife Zaicha, he lives in Delray Beach, Fla. with their two children, Sage and Gavin.