Tony Miller, founder and
CEO of Jancoa Janitorial Services,
talks about his three greatest gifts: alcoholism, three marriages and diabetes.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Lynn Meyers, CEO of Cincinnati Ensemble Theatre, talks about how to keep the theatre viable in a tough neighborhood by connecting with the community.
Kurt Platte, successful businessman, architect and a warrior against the heroin epidemic or as he says, the addiction epidemic.
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.
Anyah Land, speaker and HR professional talks about managing stress through personal ownership and that failure is NOT fatal.
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.
Cincinnati’s favorite visual artist,
Pam Kravetz talks to us about how
to put together all your unique aspects of self to create YOU.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 coach.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cincinnati native Iris Simpson Bush leads the organization behind the Flying Pig Marathon and other local races. She shares her chaotic but loving upbringing and how she learned to forgive after her brother was murdered.
Dr. Suzanne Bennett started in the medical profession as a nurse, but she eventually fulfilled her dream of becoming a doctor. The UC Health physician discusses what it was like helping to craft the health system's pandemic response plan and more.
On this episode of Failing Forward with Ados, Annie Schumann chats with Ecuadorian immigrant Maria Maldonado about moving to the U.S. to attend University of Cincinnati and building a life thousands of miles away from home.
Ron Houck realized he was attracted to men as a young teen but didn't fully embrace his sexuality until he was in his 20s and living in Italy. Ron shares his coming out story and advice on how to be your true self.
In 2016, Jason Vaughn became president and CEO of Frisch's Big Boy. He tells us how he has modernized one of Cincinnati's most beloved restaurants by using its legacy as a grounding, not guiding, force.
Author Deborah Burns believes some people in our lives are there to teach us something about ourselves. She tells us about the gifts that came from her complicated relationship with her mother and her new book.
Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray plays his own game and sets his own rules. That game doesn't include the word failure. Dave tells us about handling life’s setbacks and the incredible way his business pivoted in COVID.
Although she always loved the law, Kathryn Burmeister didn't dream about opening her firm. But she did after a series of unhealthy jobs elsewhere. She talks about being a hero and her book, Overcoming Addiction to the Status Quo.
Craig Chavis Jr. has two failed businesses, a string of job rejection letters and a ruined NFL dream under his belt. The business strategist and author tell us how deciding to be his own best friend has made a world of difference.
Amanda Valentine had been trying to lose weight and get control of her binge eating disorders for years. She finally started losing weight when she took it day-by-day and reframed her internal dialogue from negative to positive.
Wende Cross beat out 100 other candidates for a position as a federal magistrate, only to have to withdraw her name. She shares how she made it through the dark period that ensued and how she became a judge after all.
Henry Fenichel and his mother survived the Holocaust only to be separated again upon arriving to Palestine. He tells us what it was like to live in a ghetto, as well as how they escaped, reunited, and immigrated to America.
Julie Conrad has always had intuitive gifts, but it wasn't until her 30s that she quit her high-paying corporate job to become a healer. The reiki master and medium discusses the connection between our thoughts and energy.
Early in her career, Jennifer Hafner Speiser learned the hard way to trust her instincts. The executive director of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation discusses how to nurture your intuition and why failure can be an opportunity.
Britney Ruby Miller is back on the show to talk about her new book 5-Star Life. The book shares Britney's journey to overcome obstacles in her life, including her marriage. She discusses forgiveness and the six-step apology process she uses.
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!
Successful personal stylist,Nora Fink, shares her secrets to a successful business.
Neuroscience expert, Sara Hyzdu tells us how to manage those innate fears that get in our way of joy and success.
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.
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.
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 said, "I'm taking this over." Listen as Maris Harold, Chief of Police, speaks about this story and how it changed her career.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brian Tome, senior pastor at Crossroads church, discusses his book, The 5 Marks of a Man; finding his job in a magazine ad and overcoming the death of a volunteer who died at their annual Christmas show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’s 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, a network of mindfulness gatherings. Stacy discusses what she calls our resilience blueprint and how to foster your mind-body connection.
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.
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.
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.
Today, Christine Luken calls herself the Financial Lifeguard, but in her early 20s, her personal finances were in shambles. She discusses how she changed her relationship to money and got out of debt and how you can, too.
Dr. Chris Radchenko lives by the mantra: If you want something, go out and get it. It's how he worked his way through school on a drilling rig and met his wife. Chris tells us about the AI program helping diagnose lung nodules and more.
On this episode of Failing Forward with Ados, Annie Schumann chats with Dr. Maria Maldonado about mental health and social media use among teens and young adults. She also shares grounding practices to use if you're feeling anxious.
Elizabeth Edwards got hooked on venture capital early in her career. When she opened her own firm in 2017, she set high expectations that eventually became unsustainable. She shares how she hit reset and her approach to goal setting now.
Brad Haudan was determined to blaze his own professional path, but everything clicked when he joined the consulting company his father co-founded. Brad explains how he knew Root Inc. was the right fit and discusses organizational alignment.
Kyla Woods always strives to be a positive light. She explains why she chooses gratitude in the face of grief and how processing the current racial justice movement led her to join the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.
Pharmacist Regina Sih-Meynier had it all, but her successful life felt more like Golden Handcuffs. So she broke out of them and started Oh Universe, an intuitive life coaching company. She shares tips on how to find your joy and live authentically.
Like many high-achievers, Karen Bankston had a full life. Despite her successful career, advanced degrees, family and strengths, she wondered: Where was her joy? The retired hospital executive and nurse tells us how she found it.
In 2014, Barbara Hauser created The Red Door Project, a pop-up art show and silent auction. For artists, it became a launching pad. For Barbara, it become a lesson in redefining success. She explains how on this episode.
Steven Kampmann returns to the show to delve into the world of dreams. He shares tips for dream interpretation and discusses how we can leave ego behind and connect to our most confident, aligned selves.