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52 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Amanda Jacobson: From Childhood Friends to Wine & Crime Podcast
Amanda Jacobson and her two childhood friends have combined their love for crime, comedy and wine into the hit podcast, Wine & Crime. With hundreds of episodes and tens of thousands of loyal listeners, Amanda is sharing more about how the three navigate friendship and business. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Amanda talks about what it was like to leave her career to pursue her passion and how friendship and authenticity are some of the surprising main themes of the podcast.
42 minutes | Oct 19, 2021
Dee Hays: From Oil & Gas to Fashion & Shoes
Dee Hays loves shattering stereotypes. She is the President and CEO of Excellence Engineering, and now an innovator in the fashion industry. When a back surgery nearly forced her to give up her 500+ pairs of high heels, Dee invented HeelzFirst, a first-of-its-kind product that hugs your foot to your high heel shoe for comfort and support. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Dee shares her passion for helping others, the importance of relationships and not being afraid to fail.
57 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Todd Rose: From High School Dropout to Harvard Professor
He dropped out of high school with a 0.9 GPA and worked 10 minimum wage jobs to support his wife and kids, including one of the worst jobs imaginable just to make $1 more an hour. So how did Todd Rose turn his life around to become an honors student, Harvard professor, author and think tank founder? In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Todd shares his journey and why he is now committed to helping people live more fulfilling lives.
41 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
Luke Carlson: From NFL Trainer to Evidence-Based Exercise
Luke Carlson started his career as a trainer for professional athletes and is now using his knowledge to help everyday people live better lives. Luke is the Founder and CEO of Discover Strength, a boutique fitness studio that focuses on evidence-based exercises. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Luke shares his mindset as a business owner, how he was able to keep every team member employed and paid during the pandemic. This conversation will change the way you think about fitness.
39 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
Julia Stewart: From IHOP Server to CEO Dedicated to Service
From server to CEO, Julia Stewart’s resume spans each end of the restaurant industry. If you’ve eaten at Taco Bell, Applebee’s or IHOP, you’ve likely experienced her work. Julia is now adding entrepreneur to her career achievements. She recently launched Alurx, a wellness hub with information, advice and products all in one place. In this episode of Flip Your Script, Julia talks about her unique career, her passion for helping others and her mission to make a difference.
50 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
R. Eric Thomas: From Elle Columnist to Keeping the Joy
When ELLE.com columnist R. Eric Thomas released his first book, everyone from Lin Manuel Miranda to Jenna Bush Hager raved about it. His memoir, Here for It, or How to Save Your Soul in America, brings humor to difficult topics as he shares his experience from struggling as a gay Christian to finding his soulmate in church (spoiler alert: he married the pastor). Flip Your Script host Kristi Piehl laughs and learns with R. Eric Thomas about sharing truth, spreading joy and bringing people together.
43 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Rehan Staton: From Sanitation Worker to Harvard Law
The road to Harvard Law School was not an easy one for Rehan Staton. For years, Rehan and his family struggled. He provided for his family and paid for college by hauling trash and cleaning dumpsters. While many would say it was hard work that got him into Harvard Law, Rehan says it was luck, his attitude and the people he met along the way - like a stranger at Starbucks and even Tyler Perry! In this episode of Flip Your Script, Rehan shares his story of exactly who and what got him into law school.
42 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
Kristy Sidlar: From Rare Diagnosis to a Change of Heart
Kristy Sidlar was fit and active when she passed out while teaching an aerobics class. Doctors dismissed her concerns for years until she was rushed to the hospital after noticing an abnormal heartbeat while on a bike ride. Kristy was diagnosed with a rare heart condition and eventually had a heart transplant. In this episode of Flip Your Script, Kristy talks openly and emotionally about her difficult journey to wellness and her passion for helping others understand women’s heart health.
51 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Kara Robinson Chamberlain: From Surviving a Serial Killer to Sharing Her Strength
Kara Robinson Chamberlain was 15 years old when she was abducted in broad daylight and sexually assaulted for 18 hours. After escaping to save her life, she helped police find her abductor only to learn he was a serial killer, murdering at least three women prior to abducting Kara. Nearly two decades later, Kara sat down with Flip Your Script host Kristi Piehl to explain why she’s using social media to share her story and what it truly was like to survive a serial killer.
33 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Shawntan Howell: From a Mother’s Mission to Empowerment Strategist
Shawntan Howell is a tall, confident and powerful Black woman whose mission is fueled by her own experiences and her daughter’s experiences with body image, bullying and racism. Shawntan founded the nonprofit Girls Are Powerful to help girls and young women embrace their individuality and empower one another. She talks with Flip Your Script host Kristi Piehl about the joy that comes from believing in your power and the role each of us can play in creating a generation of confident women.
45 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Marisa Schulz: From Grieving in Silence to Sharing Our Stories
Marisa Schulz has an impressive resume that revolves around helping people. She's a writer, urban planner, co-founder of the creative agency All Together in Chicago and has taught courses at DePaul University. But it wasn't until recently that Marisa started sharing her own story and private struggles. She had three miscarriages after having her first two children. In this episode of Flip Your Script, Marisa talks about dealing with traumatic experiences, the power of community and joy of adoption.
42 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Stephanie Reece: From Tennis Star to Survivor’s Strength
Stephanie Reece became one of the most successful tennis players at Indiana University and was a five time All-American athlete. Professionally, she competed at the French Open, US Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon. Stephanie had no idea how her physical, mental and emotional strength would be tested when her ex-husband killed her two children before committing suicide. In this episode of Flip Your Script, Stephanie shares how she is overcoming her grief and honoring her children, Harrison and Shelby.
56 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Pastor Stephanie Williams O’Brien: From Church Pew to Powerful Influence at the Pulpit
Pastor Stephanie Williams O’Brien, or Pastor Steph, knew as a young girl she was destined to lead. She grew up as the daughter of a Billy Graham pastor but didn’t see women in leadership roles within her faith. Hearing her calling loud and clear, she decided to forge her path as a female religious leader and eventually opened her own church. The tattoo-loving, stereotype-breaking social justice advocate joined Flip Your Script host Kristi Piehl to discuss the power of faith and leading with love.
36 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Chandra Sanders: From Pandemic Unemployment to Helping Moms RISE
The pandemic had a devastating impact on nearly 10 million working moms in the U.S. Chandra Sanders is a single mom, and like many, was laid off. Rather than scrambling to find a job, she decided to wait and let the perfect job come to her! After connecting with The Mom Project, Chandra became the Director of RISE, a program that helps moms access professional training courses. Chandra and Flip Your Script host Kristi Piehl discuss the power of positivity and how to successfully pivot your career.
33 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Merryl Tengesdal: From Aspiring Astronaut to Trailblazing Pilot
Merryl Tengesdal broke barriers as the first and only African American woman to fly the United States Air Force’s U-2 plane. From a young age, Merryl dreamed of flying high up in the clouds and learned quickly to ignore the naysayers. The retired colonel and motivational speaker, affectionately known as the Dragon Lady, shares her journey from aspiring astronaut to trailblazing pilot to appearing on CBS’s Tough as Nails in this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl.
31 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Sam Yo: From Buddhist Monk to Peloton Motivator
Beloved Peloton instructor and former Buddhist monk Sam Yo shares his journey from embracing his culture to motivating fitness enthusiasts around the world. Listen in as Sam talks about his experience in the monastery, the power of silence and the importance of showing up with positivity in this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl.
52 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Jennifer Dumke: From Disordered Eating to Recovery and Remission
After graduating from college, Jennifer Dumke thought she had her eating disorder under control. The disease reared its ugly head after giving birth to her first child. In a frank conversation about a difficult topic, Dumke shares her road to recovery and remission on Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl.
43 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Maryann Bruce: From Diva of Disaster to Advocate for Women
Known as the “Diva of Disaster,” Maryann Bruce has earned her nickname. From a tsunami to a plane crash to avalanches and earthquakes, Bruce has experienced everyone’s worst nightmares and has lived to tell the tales. She tells Flip Your Script host Kristi Piehl what event prompted her to change the trajectory of her life.
47 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Dr. Maja Zelihic: From Refugee Camp to Fulbright Specialist
Dr. Maja Zelihic has a long list of professional achievements, including being named a Fulbright Specialist, becoming a published author and serving as Department Chair at the Forbes School of Business and Technology. While her resume is impressive, it doesn’t list her most incredible accomplishments: escaping war-torn former Yugoslavia and living for years in a refugee camp before coming to America. She explains how she’s used her life experience to teach others with Flip Your Script host Kristi Piehl.
47 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Kristi Piehl + Meagan Millage: Flipping the Script on Flip Your Script
Flip Your Script is dedicated to sharing inspiring stories of how people have responded to the unexpected and rewritten their own unique stories. For the 50th episode, we are flipping the script on host Kristi Piehl! She won’t be asking the questions in this episode. Instead, she’s in the hot seat answering them.
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