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Stories of Growth
28 minutes | Mar 7, 2017
Episode 16: How to Keep Your Brain Fit with Dr. Ellen Clarke
In this episode Dr. Ellen Clarke shares how and why she started her business Brain Evolved, which offers brain fitness coaching to help maintain or improve cognitive health. Learn some of the tips she shares with clients on how to keep your brain healthy.
9 minutes | Feb 7, 2017
Episode 15: How to Learn Something New
In this mini-episode, Tammy Bjelland describes how she learns something new using a four-part process of learning-based engagement: explore, share, do, reflect.
28 minutes | Jan 3, 2017
Episode 14: How to Live and Lead with Marissa Levin
Marissa Levin is a 21-year entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Successful Culture. She's the author of two books as well as an Inc. columnist, and in this episode of Stories of Growth she shares insights into leadership development, strategy, and organizational culture.
38 minutes | Nov 29, 2016
Episode 13: How to Grow Your Business with Talmar Anderson
Tamar Anderson, founder and president of Talmar It Up, LLC, a management and operations consulting firm. She helps small business owners grow their businesses by helping them develop and follow actionable steps that get results.
32 minutes | Nov 22, 2016
Episode 12: How to Lead an Organization (with Osborne Abbey)
Dr. Osborne Abbey, consultant, interim CEO, and founder and managing director of the Center for Holistic and Integrative Education, shares how he leads organizations through change.
26 minutes | Nov 15, 2016
Episode 11: How to Play Guitar (with Bryan Stutzman)
In this episode Bryan Stutzman shares how he started learning how to play guitar, and how he began playing his music in public.
30 minutes | Nov 8, 2016
Episode 10: How to Write Good (with Krista Bryson)
In this episode, grant writing expert and founder of Write Good shares her story of how she helps individuals, businesses, and nonprofits do more good in the world.
44 minutes | Nov 1, 2016
Episode 9: How to Write a Book (with Austin Gisriel)
Just in time for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), author and writing mentor Austin Gisriel shares how his story of growth led him to write several books. He gives insight into his writing process and also shares advice with other writers.
31 minutes | Oct 25, 2016
Episode 8: How to Sell with Authentic Curiosity with Tina Fox
In this episode, Tina Fox, founder and president of Fox Paradigm Consulting, and founder of Women in Business (in the DC Metro area), shares her story of growth: from a background in medical device sales, to opening a sales consulting business, to starting an organization where women can connect, grow, and learn.
40 minutes | Oct 18, 2016
Episode 7: How to Start a School
Education entrepreneur Alex Roosenburg is the founder of Learning for Our Future. In this episode, she shares her plans to start a new school called Uncharted Learning Academy.
35 minutes | Oct 11, 2016
Episode 6: How to Build a Town
In this episode Marilyn Finnemore, owner of Mind & Media, Bright Box Theater, and the Bright Center, shares her story of moving to a new place with the dream of building a town.
32 minutes | Oct 4, 2016
Episode 5: How to Create a Business out of Recognition
In this episode Sharon Farinholt, owner of Crown Trophy Winchester and Blue Ribbon Gift Baskets, describes how she built two recognition-based businesses and why recognition is so important to personal and professional development.
39 minutes | Sep 27, 2016
Episode 4: How to Tell a Story
Storyteller and linguist Anna Marie Trester shares some (not all!) of her secrets of how to tell a story and how to cultivate a storytelling practice.
35 minutes | Sep 19, 2016
Episode 2: How to Watch Movies (Part 1)
In this episode of Stories of Growth, Andy Gyurisin shares the story behind Winchester VA's Film Club 3.0, and how it grew from a small gathering in his home, to a community of almost 2000 members.
15 minutes | Sep 19, 2016
Episode 3: How to Watch Movies Part 2
Professor Andrea Smith shares tips on how to watch films with a critical eye. For those who want to develop a deeper appreciation of cinema, or are curious about Latin American film, this is an excellent place to start.
5 minutes | Sep 13, 2016
Episode 1: How to Start a Podcast
The Stories of Growth Podcast is about how we grow as we learn, and learn as we grow. In this introductory episode, host Tammy Bjelland explains the themes (eudaimonia!) and people that are the inspiration for these stories of growth.
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