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Growth From Failure
49 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Cheryl Francis, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder, Corporate Leadership Center
This is the story of Cheryl Francis, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder, Corporate Leadership Center In this episode, we discuss: - Cheryl's journey from HS Valedictorian to corporate CFO - The difficult decision to leave the corporate world and prioritize family - How she got to be an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business - Lessons learned from being a CFO and sitting on multiple corporate boards - Founding the Corporate Leadership Center (CLC) - How the CLC taught "how to be happy" To learn more about Cheryl and the Corporate Leadership Center, please visit: https://corporateleadership.org/leadership-team-and-board/ (https://corporateleadership.org/leadership-team-and-board/) Please enjoy this interview with the courageous, capable and caring, Cheryl Francis.
34 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
Kate Torgersen, Founder & CEO of Milk Stork
In this episode, we discuss: - Kate's journey from Ski Instructor to Entrepreneur - Her experience at ClifBar for nearly 20 years, working closely with the founders Gary and Kit Crawford - How the idea of Milk Stork developed - Humanity vs Operations - Business is in service of humanity, not the other way around To learn more about Kate and Milk Stork, you can visit: https://www.instagram.com/milkstorkmama (https://www.instagram.com/milkstorkmama) https://www.milkstork.com/ (https://www.milkstork.com/) Please enjoy this interview with the incredible, Kate Torgersen.
41 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Dr. Penny Goldberg, Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University, Former Chief Economist of the World Bank
This is the story of Penny Goldberg, Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University, Former Chief Economist of the World Bank. In this episode, we discuss: - Penny's journey from Athens to academia and her path from Greece to Yale University - Her work in trade, globalization, labor markets and discrimination against women in developing countries - Being the Chief Economist of the World Bank Group - Not understating the value of happiness in life and what that costs To learn more about Penny's research and background, you can visit: https://economics.yale.edu/people/faculty/pinelopi-goldberg (https://economics.yale.edu/people/faculty/pinelopi-goldberg) https://campuspress.yale.edu/pennygoldberg/ (https://campuspress.yale.edu/pennygoldberg/) Please enjoy this interview with the wonderful, Penny Goldberg.
43 minutes | Mar 18, 2022
Dr. Lint Barrage, Chair of Energy and Climate Economics and Associate Professor, ETH Zurich
This is the story of Dr. Lint Barrage, Chair of Energy and Climate Economics and Associate Professor, ETH Zurich In this episode, we discuss: - Lint's journey in academia at the intersection of economics and climate impact - Research and mentors at the University of Chicago and Yale University - How environmental processes and policies affect macroeconomic outcomes and human welfare - The Climate "Emergency" and reconciling pertinent data and perception - Luck in life To learn more about Lint's research and background, you can visit: https://www.lintbarrage.com/ (https://www.lintbarrage.com/) Please enjoy this interview with the wonderful, Lint Barrage.
37 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
Tandice Urban - Co-Founder of The Lanby
This is the story of Tandice Urban, Co-Founder of The Lanby. In this episode, we discuss: - Tandice's journey from law to film to hospitality and ultimately healthcare - Her battle with an autoimmune issue - Combining superb hospitality and healthcare to create The Lanby - How she is creating an elevated experience in primary care To learn more about Tandice, you can visit: The Lanby: https://www.thelanby.com/ (https://www.thelanby.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.lanby (https://www.instagram.com/the.lanby) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelanby/community/ (https://www.facebook.com/thelanby/community/) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tandice-urban-168368156/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tandice-urban-168368156/) Please enjoy this interview with the fantastic, Tandice Urban
45 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
Marty Willis - Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at TIAA and Cancer Thriver
This is the story of Marty Willis, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at TIAA and Cancer Thriver. In this episode, we discuss: Marty’s journey from marketing brochures in milk crates to Chief Marketing Officer Shaping the education, awareness and planning for future retirees How approximately 40% of retirees run out of money Why it’s important to take risks Her diagnosis with Stage 3 breast cancer Cycling 200 miles to raise money for breast cancer research DURING her cancer treatment The importance of being big, bold and brave To learn more about Marty, you can visit: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marty-willis-063ba613/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/marty-willis-063ba613/) Please enjoy this interview with the incredible Marty Willis.
48 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
Nina Cranstoun - The Black Widow of Boxing
This is the story of Nina Cranstoun, the Black Widow of Boxing. In this episode, we discuss: - Ice cream sales at Wimbledon - Being diagnosed with epilepsy and how she lives with this 'roommate' - How domestic violence hurt and helped her - Becoming the Black Widow of boxing - Who can turn your life around - The power behind the name: Nina Cranstoun To learn more about Nina and her boxing events, you can visit: Website: http://www.ninacranstoun.com (www.ninacranstoun.com) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ninacranstoun1/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/ninacranstoun1/?hl=en) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ninaccranstoun (https://www.facebook.com/ninaccranstoun) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAbPx2yCFwE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAbPx2yCFwE) Please enjoy! Yinh
40 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Serena Roberts Houlihan - CEO and Co-Founder of Le Wren
This is the story of Serena Roberts Houlihan, CEO and Co-Founder of Le Wren. In this episode, we discuss: - Serena's journey from retail executive to entrepreneur - Her Mom's battle with cancer - How her second exposure to Glioblastoma launched the idea for Le Wren - Compassionate capitalism - Finding beauty in the moment To learn more about Serena and Le Wren, you can visit: Le Wren: https://lewrencare.com/ (https://lewrencare.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lewrencare/ (https://www.instagram.com/lewrencare/) Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/lewrencare (https://www.facebook.com/lewrencare)
46 minutes | Dec 10, 2021
Perth Tolle - Founder of Life + Liberty Indexes, Creator of Freedom 100 EM Index (ETF FRDM)
In this episode, we discuss: - Perth's first exposure to censorship - Moving from China to the US - Delaying law school to move to Hong Kong - How she became interested in finance and investments - Creating the Freedom ETF - Her "Grand Design" To learn more about Perth, the Freedom ETF or Life and Liberty Indexes, you can visit: https://twitter.com/Perth_Tolle (https://twitter.com/Perth_Tolle) https://freedometfs.com/ (https://freedometfs.com/) https://www.lifeandlibertyindexes.com/ (https://www.lifeandlibertyindexes.com/) Please enjoy this interview with the unique Perth Tolle.
50 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Felicia Alexander - Co-Founder of BoxUnion Studio, CRO at Title Boxing Club
This is the story of Felicia Alexander, an energetic force with a mission to bring the benefits of fitness boxing to consumers anytime, anywhere. In this episode, we discuss: - Why she transitioned from the tech world to entrepreneurship - How the loss of her father shaped her drive and passion - When the passion for boxing entered her life - The importance of mental health - Connection not perfection To learn more about Felicia, Title Boxing Club and/or Box Union, you can visit: Felicia's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feeslalaland (https://www.instagram.com/feeslalaland) Title Boxing Club: https://titleboxingclub.com/ (https://titleboxingclub.com/) Box Union: https://www.boxunion.com/ (https://www.boxunion.com/) Please enjoy this interview with the mighty, Felicia Alexander.
47 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Mahya Salehi - Architect & Founder of Mahya Salehi Studio
This is the story of Mahya Salehi. In this episode, we discuss: - Growing up in Northeast Iran - Her passion in design and decor - Launching her own architectural firm - Expanding her business during a pandemic - Developing an elevated experience with and for clients - Learning from her "Stupid Brave" phase and creating the opportunity To learn more and connect with Mahya, you can visit Websitte: https://www.mahyasalehistudio.com/ (https://www.mahyasalehistudio.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mahyasalehistudio (https://www.instagram.com/mahyasalehistudio) Please enjoy this interview with the creative and courageous Mahya Salehi.
46 minutes | Oct 29, 2021
Lynn Yap - Author of The Altruistic Capitalist
In this episode, we discuss: - Growing up in Malaysia - Discovering, developing and cultivating one's voice - Why taking Facebook public changed her investment banking career - How she started an organization that helps the underprivileged to discover their talents - Writing a book during the pandemic - Why she wrote The Altruistic Capitalist and the three core themes: collaboration, mindfulness and curiosity Please enjoy this interview with the delightful, Lynn Yap. To learn more and connect with Lynn, you can visit: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/altruisticcapitalist/ (https://www.instagram.com/altruisticcapitalist/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheAltruisticCapitalist/ (https://www.facebook.com/TheAltruisticCapitalist/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/lynnlyyap (https://twitter.com/lynnlyyap)
40 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Akilah Releford, Founder & CEO of Mary Louise Cosmetics
This is the story of Akilah Releford. In this episode, we discuss: - Starting a company in her dorm room at Howard University - Her love of DIY skincare recipes and routines - Creating a clean beauty company - Early setbacks in growing the business, completing orders and marketing the brand - The power of manifesting Please enjoy this interview with the dynamic Akilah Releford. To learn more about Akilah or Mary Louise Cosmetics, visit: http://www.mymarylouise.com (www.mymarylouise.com)
47 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Dr. Aoife Brennan, President & CEO of Synlogic Therapeutics
In this episode, we discuss: - Aoife’s journey to becoming a physician scientist and drug developer - Synthetic biology applications - Her role as CEO of Synlogic (Nasdaq: SYBX) - Intersection of biology and engineering - Remaining sustainably uncomfortable Please enjoy this interview with the extraordinary Dr. Aoife Brennan.
36 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
Dr. Allison Hall, Founder & CEO of MyKidBlooms
In this episode, we discuss: - Allison’s journey in pediatric physical therapy - Catalyst to creating MyKidBlooms - Importance of providing support for the entire family ecosystem - Growth and healing from trauma Please enjoy this interview with Dr. Allison Hall. For more information on Allison and MyKidBlooms, please go to:https://zelby.substack.com/ (:) https://www.mykidblooms.com/ (https://www.mykidblooms.com/)https://signalfire.com/profiles/elaine-zelby/ (://signalfire.com/)See how My Kid Blooms works in a quick https://vimeo.com/503045521 (video) Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/allison-hall-mpt-dpt-03a416ab/ (Dr. Allison Hall, PT, MPT, DPT) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/My-Kid-Blooms-444288765774134/ (My Kid Blooms) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mykidblooms/ (@mykidblooms)
54 minutes | May 26, 2021
Elaine Zelby - Partner at SignalFire
This is the story of Elaine Zelby, the spectacular investor, advisor, entrepreneur, podcaster and writer who infuses so much energy into every project she works on. In this episode, we discuss: - Elaine's Shiny Object Syndrome - Why she left Slack and what it's like to be a VC Partner at SignalFire - The (Un)Sexy Podcast - Her 7-week solo journey in China - Growth in giving away your time Please enjoy this interview with the fantastic, Elaine Zelby. For more information on Elaine, please go to: https://zelby.substack.com/ (https://zelby.substack.com/) https://signalfire.com/profiles/elaine-zelby/ (https://signalfire.com/profiles/elaine-zelby/) https://redcircle.com/shows/unsexy (https://redcircle.com/shows/unsexy)
44 minutes | May 12, 2021
Michelle Meow, TV and Radio Show Host
This is the story of Michelle Meow, host of the eponymous radio and tv show and also a leading voice for the LGBTQ community. In this episode, we discuss: - Michelle's rise in broadcasting and her own show, the incredible Michelle Meow show . How a $250 check from a bail bondsmen changed the course of her professional career . Self-acceptance and reflections on love - Various Identities I hope you love this interview as much as I did with the spectacular Michelle Meow. Enjoy - Yinh For more information on Michelle: https://www.michellemeow.com/ (https://www.michellemeow.com/) https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-meow-a690b2a3/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-meow-a690b2a3/)
47 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Eva Shang, Co-Founder & CEO of Legalist
This is the story of Eva Shang, a Harvard dropout, Peter Thiel fellow, an entrepreneur who co-founded a software and data analytics program and is now CEO of Legalist, an asset management firm focused on litigation finance. In this episode, we discuss: - Eva's Beginner's Mindset - Why she dropped out of Harvard in her junior year - Opportunities in litigation finance - Getting off 'the path' and building a unique asset management firm - The Destination Vs The Tunnel mindset Please enjoy this conversation with the marvelous Eva Shang. For more information on Eva and/or Legalist, please visit: https://www.legalist.com (https://www.legalist.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/eshang/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/eshang/)
51 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Lake Dai, A Beginner's Mind (Creator, Entrepreneur, Investor)
This is the story of Lake Dai, Entrepreneur, Investor, Professor, and all-around creator. For 20 years, she led the product and engineering teams globally including at Alibaba, Apple, and Yahoo. In this episode, we discuss: - How her Mom didn't want her to be an engineer (even though she was an aerospace engineer!) - Why she switched from economics & marketing to engineering & product creation - What it was like working out of Jack Ma's garage in the early days of Alibaba - How she created Alibaba's first generation of travel products and marketplace - Why she teaches at Carnegie Mellon while expanding to venture capital investing - Her three principles in life: Never Stop Learning, Share the Knowledge, Build a Community - The importance and power of a 'Beginner's Mind' Please enjoy this interview with the remarkable Lake Dai.
45 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Lindsay Benner - Juggler, Artist, Entertainer
This is the story of Lindsay Benner, performance artist and entertainer extraordinaire. Some have described her as what you would get if Lucille Ball and Charlie Chaplin had a love child ...who likes to juggle! In this episode, we discuss: - Her unique style of cabaret, comedy and juggling - How Lindsay became a popular street performer - Women in Vaudeville - The "Joy of the Drop" in Juggling (and Life) Please enjoy this fun interview with the fabulous Lindsay Benner. To find out more, please visit: Main: https://www.lindsaybenner.com/ (https://www.lindsaybenner.com/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaybenner/ (https://www.instagram.com/lindsaybenner/)
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