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EPISODE 1

TONY

MILLER

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Tony Miller, founder and
CEO of Jancoa Janitorial Services,
talks about his three greatest gifts: alcoholism, three marriages and diabetes.

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EPISODE 4

BETH
SILVERS

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BETH

SILVERS

Beth Silvers, podcast star of Pantsuit Politics, talks about the current political climate, a perceived failed election (on both sides) and how to re-engage in politics in a positive way. 

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EPISODE 2

NATASIA

MALAIHOLLO

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Natasia Malaihollo, founder & CEO
of Wyzerr, talks about the miracles she experienced on her way to securing funding and you won't believe how she lived on basically NO money.

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EPISODE 5

CHRIS

CICCHINELLI

Chris Cicchinelli, CEO of Pure Romance, talks about living a life
by design, not default. AND he graduated 2nd to last in his high school class!

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EPISODE 3

DAVID

FALK

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Who has ever made it big and thought, they are going to realize I have no idea what I'm doing? David Falk, successful chef, talks about imposter syndrome.

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EPISODE 6

LYNN

MEYERS

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LYNN

MEYERS

Lynn Meyers, CEO of Cincinnati Ensemble Theatre, talks about how to keep the theatre viable in a tough neighborhood by connecting with the community. 

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EPISODE 7

KURT

PLATTE

Kurt Platte, successful businessman, architect and a warrior against the heroin epidemic or as he says, the addiction epidemic.

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EPISODE 10

KIRK

PERRY

After 23 years in a senior level position at P&G, Kirk Perry tells us why he felt called to uproot hisfamily and move to CA to become President of Brand Solutions at Google.

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EPISODE 13

ANYAH

LAND

Anyah Land, speaker and HR professional talks about managing stress through personal ownership and that failure is NOT fatal.

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EPISODE 16

PAUL

SMITH

Paul Smith, an author, trainer and podcaster specializes in the power
of Storytelling. He shares 2 powerful stories. 1 about a letter his father wrote him and another
about swimming piggies.

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EPISODE 19

PAM

KRAVETZ

Cincinnati’s favorite visual artist,
Pam Kravetz talks to us about how
to put together all your unique aspects of self to create YOU.

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EPISODE 22

CINCY

SHIRTS

Cincy Shirts Founders Josh Sneed and Darin Overholser have had business partners come and go, but listening to their customers and being agile in their business model made the difference. 

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EPISODE 25

SUZIE

MCILVAIN

Lean into discomfort as Sarah Brown talks to Suzie McIlvain, a therapist who specializes in trauma and PTSD. They discuss the Wise Mind, stuck points, and how the power and control lies within. 

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EPISODE 28

MIKE

SIPPLE

Mike Sipple, President of Centennial talks about what he calls the fear of man; letting others dictate what you do because you are fearful of what they might think versus being who you are.

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EPISODE 31

CAITLIN

STEININGER

Caitlin Steininger is relentless and only dreams big. She's the owner of Cooking with Caitlin and Station Family BBQ and a contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef. We love her tip: When you have a dream, tell people so they hold you accountable.

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EPISODE 34

JAMIE

SMITH PART 2

Jamie Smith, publisher of the Cincinnati Business Courier, talks about how sharing his story has had huge impact on others—more so than he expected.

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EPISODE 37

NEAL

TEW

As Harvard student, Neal Tew was pre-med, Phi Beta Kappa, captain of the squash team, and externally everything looked great. But he wasn't. The founder of The T Squash Academy shares his struggle and road to health with bipolar disorder.

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EPISODE 40

MOLLY

WELLMAN

Molly Wellmann has a trademark giggle that regulars at Japps can recognize well. But before opening her own bar and being voted the nation’s best bartender, Wellmann experienced a devastating loss that changed her approach to life.

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EPISODE 43

DENI

TATO

Deni Tato doesn't see failures. She sees mismatches between expectations and reality. The CEO of Corporate Consciousness shares how she reinvented herself and went from business owner to certified Enneagram coach.

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JACK

BROWNER

On this episode of Failing Forward with Ados, Annie Schumann interviews Jack Browner, a Cincinnati native who started experimenting with drugs and alcohol at age 13 and later began battling addiction and depression.

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EPISODE 46

SUSAN

BRANSCOME

Susan Branscome has found success in the male-dominated financial industry by getting the salt. The managing director of NorthMarq Capital shares her career journey and who her first female role model was.

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EPISODE 49

BRITNEY

RUBY

After her epilepsy diagnosis, Britney Ruby Miller learned how to say no and spend her time on the things that are most important to her. The president of Jeff Ruby Culinary Group shares how she discovered her life's mission and more.

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EPISODE 52

AARON

LAINE

When Aaron Laine realized he had problem with drugs, it was already too late. Getting sober has been a long and difficult journey, but it has taught the father of three daughters about the life-changing power of compassion.

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EPISODE 55

STACEY

BROWNING

Leadership comes naturally for Stacey Browning. What hasn't is being vulnerable enough to show up as her whole self, including as the mom of a child with a severe genetic mutation. Stacey discusses the strength in vulnerability.

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EPISODE 58

DARIN

HALL

Darin Hall got his start in development work at Coca-Cola but realized he wanted to focus on the community. The president and CEO of Civitas Development Group talks about his previous failed business and why networking is so crucial.

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EPISODE 61

CHERYLANNE

SKOLNICKI

Ten years ago, Cherylanne Skolnicki’s biggest fears were failure and humiliation. Now, she sees failures as pivots. The Brilliant Balance founder talks about finding your purpose, becoming an entrepreneur, and staying grounded.

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EPISODE 64

MERIDEN

MCGRAW

Meriden McGraw got hit by a car while riding her bike, and the accident changed her life. The Quidwell co-founder talks about her journey into mental wellness, easy mindfulness practices and slowing down during COVID-19.

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EPISODE 8

MIKE

HOETING

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MIKE

HOETING

Chris Cicchinelli, CEO of Pure Romance, talks about living a life
by design, not default. AND he graduated 2nd to last in his high school class!

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EPISODE 9

NORA

FINK

Successful personal stylist,Nora Fink, shares her secrets to a successful business.

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EPISODE 11

SARA

HYZDU

Neuroscience expert, Sara Hyzdu tells us how to manage those innate fears that get in our way of joy and success.

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EPISODE 12

ROB

MCDONALD

Rob McDonald, attorney and founder of The Brandery, talks about failure in the venture capital world and is it more socially acceptable to fail as a woman or a man.

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EPISODE 14

SCOTT

MAUTZ

Scott Mautz, accomplished author and speaker, talks about how fear of failure sucks our power and inspiration -it blocks action. Learn how he overcame multiple no's to get his book published. 

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EPISODE 17

NADIRAH

MUTALA

Nadirah Mutala tells us to resist being our own worst critics and to use and listen to “external confirmations” from others to guide us toward new opportunities and possibilities.

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EPISODE 20

MARIS

HAROLD

What would you do if you had an active shooter scene and a subordinate said, "I'm taking this over." Listen as Maris Harold, Chief of Police, speaks about this story and how it changed her career.

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EPISODE 15

LIZ

TILTON

In this mini podcast, Liz Tilton shares how beekeeping found her and how she faced her fears of working with bees.Listen for all the ways we can learn from bees. 

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EPISODE 18

RICH

BOEHNE

Rich Boehne, previous CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company, failed out of college 3 times before he graduated and at an early age rose to the CEO.

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EPISODE 21

JILL

MEYER

Jill Meyer isn't searching for work-life balance. She's embracing her chaos. Jill talks about finding passion through curiosity, and being vulnerable enough to fail so you can succeed. 

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EPISODE 23

MARY

MILLER

Jancoa President Mary Miller talks about focusing on what you are grateful for and how you can attract more of it. Rule No. 1: Treat yourself as your most important customer by attending to your needs.

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EPISODE 26

TRACY

BRUMFIELD

Tracy Brumfield, executive director and founder of Rise Up News, shares her recovery story and how she is serving incarcerated people who don't have resources to re-enter society.

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EPISODE 24

BRIAN

TOME

Brian Tome, senior pastor at Crossroads church, discusses his book, The 5 Marks of a Manfinding his job in a magazine ad and overcoming the death of a volunteer who died at their annual Christmas show. 

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EPISODE 27

ANNE

CHAMBERS

Anne Chambers is a CEO, an entrepreneur and an activist. She teaches us that you can be an
activist by activating a business.
She has activated businesses like Red212, and Certifiably.

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EPISODE 29

KAREN

BOSSE

Karen Bosse, a two-time cancer survivor and speaker talks about self induced healing; that our molecules respond to our thoughts and we create our own healing. 

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EPISODE 32

ROGER

DAVID

Roger David, CEO of Gold Star Chili, speaks to us about his family's immigrant journey to Cincinnati. He also discusses leaving the family business, against his mother's wishes, and then returning.

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EPISODE 35

DAVE

JENIKE

Dave Jenike, the COO of the Cincinnati Zoo, discusses the revitalization of the zoo from the death of Harambe, the gorilla, to the birth of Fiona, the Hippo.

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EPISODE 38

LYNN

WATTS

Lynn Watts became a diversity and inclusion facilitator and speaker after a high-profile police shooting. She discusses microaggressions, her marriage and invites listeners to step into courage to recognize their unconscious bias.

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EPISODE 41

KAMREE

MAULL

How many times have you become a certain person to fit in? Kamree Maull knows the feeling. He started Unbox3d to encourage himself and others to live as their authentic selves—even if it means challenging the status quo.

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EPISODE 44

PETE

RUPPERT

Cincinnati native Pete Ruppert believes there are no straight lines to the top—even for a Harvard Business School graduate like him. Pete talks about overcoming his fear of asking for help and the champions who supported him.

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MARGO

DAVID

Margo David had a seizure while flying to Fiji for a mission trip without any family or friends. Later, she was diagnosed with epilepsy. Margo shares her story with Annie Schumann on this episode of Failing Forward with Ados.

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EPISODE 47

RACHEL

DESROCHERS

When she was fired from her job at Whole Foods, Rachel DesRochers realized it was her chance to live her purpose. Now, she does that by running two successful companies: Grateful Grahams and Incubator Kitchen Collective.

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EPISODE 50

SARAH

BROWN

For a special 50th episode, the Cincinnati Business Courier's Jamie Smith interviews Sarah. In 2017, her business was struggling to make ends meet and her dependence on alcohol was growing. From the pain, opportunity blossomed.

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EPISODE 53

JOHN

LAME

Losing his father and one of his brothers before the age of 30 propelled John Lame to put his happiness first. The CEO and chairman of Lenox Wealth Management and Untapped discusses grief and creating wealth.

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EPISODE 56

GEE

HORTON

Gee Horton is a self-taught artist by early morning and an executive recruiter during the day. Hear how Gee’s side hustle has influenced his career and why Cincinnati's burgeoning art scene is being driven by minority artists.

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EPISODE 59

STACY

SIMS

Discovering pilates and mindfulness changed Stacy Sims' life, and today she is the founder of The Well, a network of mindfulness gatherings. Stacy discusses what she calls our resilience blueprint and how to foster your mind-body connection.

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EPISODE 62

TREVOR

STEINHAUSER

When the Drug Enforcement Agency called Trevor Steinhauser, he knew it was time to get help for his addiction. The husband and father shares his recovery story and the gifts from his sobriety, including starting Stigmatized podcast.

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EPISODE 65

JEB

BLOUNT

Jeb Blount worked tirelessly to get his dream job—and once he had it, he was miserable. So he started Sales Gravy, a sales training and coaching firm. Hear his journey and his tips on building resilience and finding confidence.

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EPISODE 30

JAMIE

SMITH

Jamie Smith, publisher of the Business Courier, talks about how he came out after 20-plus years of marriage. His greatest gifts from it were: learning about love; live every day like the last; cherish the little things and his 3 successful children.

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EPISODE 33

REKHA

CHAUDHARY

When Dr. Rekha Chaudhary started working with cancer patients, she didn’t believe food or stress reduction impacted cancer. Now, she thinks differently. We asked: How do we fail forward around our stress and diet?

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EPISODE 36

RYAN

MORGAN

Ryan Morgan, owner of Sixteen Bricks Artisan Bakehouse, spent time in juvenile detention and never went to high school. But, he found his way and seized the opportunity to partner with Klosterman Bakery.

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EPISODE 39

DEVON

BLYTHE

In 2011, Devon Blythe was in a car accident that changed the trajectory of her life. She discovered holistic health and, today, is the founder of The Balance Effect. Devon discusses how failure physically manifests in the body and how to counteract it.

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EPISODE 42

CORY

CARLSON

Everything changed for Cory Carlson when he began focusing on his personal life first. Now, the author of "Win at Home First" is a full-time leadership coach. Cory discusses marriage, forgiveness and how to be vulnerable as a CEO.

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EPISODE 45

KATE

NELSON

A childhood cancer survivor, Kate Nelson learned early on not to sweat the small stuff. Kate, an author and co-founder of Change Guides, discusses why we should all embrace the hard and the success of her self-published book.

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ADOS:

PRESTON

KAHN

On this episode of Failing Forward with Ados, Annie Schumann talks with Preston Kahn, who hiked the Appalachian Trail and raised $20,000 for teen suicide prevention organization Grant Us Hope after battling his own depression. 

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EPISODE 48

CARL

FICHTENBAUM

In the 1980s, Dr. Carl Fichtenbaum saw his first patient who was suffering from an unknown illness that would later be known as HIV/AIDS. Today, he's still fighting for a cure and explains how he finds hope in the bleakest situations.

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EPISODE 51

MATT

MORAN

Matt Moran is a husband, father, successful businessman and grateful cancer patient. Initially diagnosed in 2015, Matt is being treated for a malignant tumor that doctors found in 2018. He explains why his diagnosis is a blessing.

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EPISODE 54

WILLIAM

SCHUMACHER

When plans fell apart as he was starting UprisingFood.com, William Schumacher had to pivot. The entrepreneur talks about how to separate your identity from your career and what he learned from his father’s business failure.

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EPISODE 57

SARA

HYZDU

Coping with stress, fear and uncertainty is more important than ever as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Neuroscience coach Sara Hyzdu explains what is happening to the brain right now and how we can support our kids and ourselves. 

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EPISODE 60

JIM

PRICE

Jim Price likes to say he fails occasionally and learns continuously. The CEO of Empower discusses leadership, goal-setting and the projects and ideas that have resulted from his forward-thinking attitude on this episode. 

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EPISODE 63

BETH

DULLE

In 2014, Brogan Dulle didn't show up to coach swim practice, and his mom, Beth, knew something was wrong. Beth discusses the good things that have come after Brogan's death, including why they started 8 Days of Greatness.

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EPISODE 66

ANNETTE

WICK

Author Annette Wick lost her first husband to cancer, her father to Parkinson's and her mother to dementia. She shares the backstory of her second book, "I'll Have Some of Yours," and how she learned to stay close to her grief but not in it.

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EPISODE 67

FULFULLING

FREE TIME

When you have free time, how do you spend it? Hobbies can be keys to happiness, but not all of our activities leave us fulfilled. Gaining awareness about your habits is the first step toward creating a balance that leaves you feeling satisfied.

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EPISODE 68

LISA

STONER

After working at Cincinnati-based Convergys for close to two decades, Lisa Stoner wanted out. Now, she’s a top executive at Uber. Lisa discusses her career transition, the importance of diversity, and why it’s never too late to pursue a dream.

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EPISODE 69

DEBRA

SAVAGE

The economy is struggling, but executive recruiter Debra Savage still sees opportunity for finding or creating a job that's right for you. Debra talks about her career shifts and shares a ton of advice for job-searching in the time of COVID-19.

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