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Category: Entrepreneurship

Episode 67- Shawn Askinosie on How to Find Your Calling

Why would a successful criminal defense attorney leave a lucrative career to start a chocolate company? That’s the incredible story of Shawn Askinosie, founder of the award-winning Askinosie Chocolate. In his book Meaningful Work, Shawn shares his insights into doing work with heart and creating a business with a soul. Named one of the 25 best […]

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Episode 52- Leila Janah on Reversing Poverty One Job At A Time

This episode was aired on November 29, 2018. Leila tragically passed away at the early age of 37 on January 24, 2020 due to complications from epithelioid sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer. You can read more here. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Leila and her family.   Leila Janah is the founder and […]

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Episode 43- Shannon Miles on The Business Case for Working Remotely

The nature of work is shifting. More people do their job virtually or remotely than ever before, the gig economy is booming, and more companies are using freelance and contract workers. Shannon Miles is the co-founder of BELAY Solutions, a virtual staffing solutions company that is ranked #1 on Entrepreneur’s Top Company Culture list in […]

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Episode 11- Kat Cole on Authentic Leadership

From her start as a hostess at Hooters to leading some of the world’s best-known food brands, Kat Cole shares the leadership lessons she’s learned through her accelerated rise up the corporate ladder. On this episode, the current group president of FOCUS Brands talks about her personal leadership philosophy, how to help people embrace change, […]

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Episode 10- Laura Gentile on Building A Winning Brand at ESPN

Laura Gentile turned her passion and purpose into a vision, leading the launch of the espnW platform for ESPN. On this episode, the former college field hockey standout takes us behind the scenes to talk about the hard-driving culture at ESPN, her vision for espnW, and what it takes to launch a new brand. Follow […]

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Episode 9- Mike Feinberg on Purpose-Driven Leadership

Work hard. Be nice. Those simple words are at the core of KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program), a national network of college-prep public charter schools in underserved communities. On this episode, co-founder Mike Feinberg shares the vision behind KIPP, how to infuse purpose into leadership, and how grit can be cultivated in kids. Follow Mike: […]

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Episode 4- Monique Mosley on Being Your Own Boss

An entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist, Monique Mosley has helped guide the careers of visionaries in the music and entertainment industries and has worked as a consultant on the hit TV show Empire. On this episode, Monique talks about the making of a hit TV show, what it takes to build your own brand, and […]

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Episode 1 – Verne Harnish on How To Scale Your Business

Known simply as “The Growth Guy,” Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) and has been called one of the “Top 10 Minds in Small Business” by Fortune. On this episode, Verne talks about how to scale your business, the common barriers to growth, and why we need less management and more […]

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