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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.
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.
Mike Hoeting, owner of Bang Zoom Design, a toy company, talks about his closet called the land of misfit toys. He believes that if he doesn’t have a room full of rejections he’s
not trying hard enough.
After 23 years in a senior level position at P&G, Kirk Perry tells us why he felt called to uproot his
family and move to CA to become President of Brand Solutions at Google.
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.
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.
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.
What would you do if you had an active shooter scene and a subordinate who said, I'm taking this over. Listen as Maris Harold, Chief of Police, speaks about this story and how it changed her career.
Stop searching for work life balance. Embrace YOUR chaos. Jill Meyer talks about NOT talking about work life balance, finding passion through curiosity, and being vulnerable enough to fail so you can succeed.
Brian Tome, senior pastor of Crossroads church talks about his book, "The 5 Marks of a Man," how he found his job in a magazine ad and how he overcame the death of a volunteer who died at their annual Christmas show.
Mary Miller, President of Jancoa, talks about focusing on what you are grateful for and how you can attract more of it. Treat ourselves as our most important customer; give yourself the time and attention you need.
The founders of Cincy Shirts, Josh Sneed +Darin Overholser have had a few business partners come and go but it was their determination to listen to their customers and be agile to the business model that made the difference.
Lean into discomfort as Sarah Brown talks to Suzie McIlvain, therapist who specializes in trauma and PTSD. They discuss the Wise Mind, stuck points, and how the power and control lies within ourselves.
Tracy Brumfield, executive director + founder of Rise Up news talks about how she is serving the incarcerated who don't have resources to re-enter society. Her recovery story is remarkable and listen when Sarah asks her what to do when you see a homeless person asking for money.
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.
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 vs. being who you are.
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.
Caitlin Steininger is relentless and only dreams big, and that’s why she is not only the owner of Cooking with Caitlin and Station Family BBQ but she is a contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef. We love her tip: when you have a dream tell as many people as possible so they hold you accountable.
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.
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.
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 teacher and coach.
On this special 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.
Susan Branscome has found success in the male-dominated financial industry by taking initiative—or as she likes to say getting the salt. The managing director of NorthMarq Capital shares her career journey and who her first female role model was.
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.
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.
Leadership comes naturally for Stacey Browning. What hasn't always 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 and more.
Darin Hall got his start in development work at Coca-Cola but realized he wanted to focus on improving the community. The president and CEO of Civitas Development Group talks about his previous failed business and why networking is so crucial.
Ten years ago, Cherylanne Skolnicki’s biggest fears were failure and humiliation. Now, she just sees failures as pivots. The Brilliant Balance founder talks about finding your purpose, becoming an entrepreneur, and staying grounded.
Roger David, CEO of family run Gold Star Chili, speaks to us about his family's immigrant journey to Cincinnati and how franchising Gold Star Chili helped many immigrants from Jordan start a new life in America. He also discusses leaving the family business, against his mother's wishes, and then returning.
When Dr. Rekha Chaudhary M.D. first started working with cancer patients, she didn’t believe food or stress reduction impacted cancer. Now, she suggests adopting a plant-based diet and practicing stress-reduction techniques. We asked: How do we fail forward around managing our stress and diet?
Lynn Watts became a diversity and inclusion facilitator and speaker after a police shooting caused a rift with many of her friends. She discusses microaggressions, her marriage and invites listeners to step into courage to recognize their unconscious bias.
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, his mini-book and the champions who have supported him.
Margo David had a seizure while flying to Fiji for a mission trip without any family or friends. Back in Cincinnati, she was diagnosed with epilepsy. Margo shares her story with Annie Schumann on this episode of Failing Forward with Ados.
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.
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.
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.
Gee Horton is a self-taught artist by early morning and an executive recruiter during the day. Hear how Gee sets aside time for his art, how his side hustle has influenced his career and why Cincinnati's burgeoning art scene is being driven by minority artists.
Discovering pilates and mindfulness changed Stacy Sims' life, and today she is the founder of The Well, an international network of mindfulness gatherings. Stacy discusses what she calls our resilience blueprint and how to foster your mind-body connection.
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.
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.
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.
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 miraculous success of her self-published book.
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.
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.
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 late 2018. He explains why and how his diagnosis is a blessing.
When plans fell apart as he was starting UprisingFood.com, William Schumacher had to pivot. Now a year in, the entrepreneur talks about how to separate your identity from your career and what he learned from his father’s business failure.
Coping with stress, fear and uncertainty is more important than ever as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Neuroscience coach Sara Hyzdu returns to the show to explain what is happening to the brain right now and how we can support our kids and ourselves.
Jim Price likes to say he fails occasionally and learns continuously. The CEO of creative media agency Empower discusses leadership, goal-setting, Cincinnati's future and the projects and ideas that have resulted from his forward-thinking attitude on this episode.