Episode 18 – John Boettner of Teen Press

Episode 18 – John Boettner of Teen Press

John Boettner is a social studies teacher at Santa Barbara Middle School, but he’s not like one I ever had. It’s a special kind of person who can take middle school kids on a cross country bicycle trip across the United States and an even more special person who can...
Episode 17 – Steve August of Revelation + FocusVision

Episode 17 – Steve August of Revelation + FocusVision

I’ll admit it, I love a good story where the good guys win and Steve August is a good guy. I know this interview may be a bit “Inside Research” for you, but if you are looking to be inspired by the story of a guy who identified a need, built a technology to meet that...
Episode 15 – Allison Yacht of Bravehoods

Episode 15 – Allison Yacht of Bravehoods

Shortly before her daughter was to begin kindergarten, Allison heard the words that no parent wants to hear – your daughter has cancer.  As treatments progressed, and hair was lost, her daughter Meredith was eager to find some item of clothing that would help her...

Episode 14 – Jeryl Abramson

In the course of my job, I have had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people who have shared their stories with me (and my clients) over the past 20 years. Of course it is fair to say that some of these stories stand out more than others. About seven years ago, I...
Episode 13 – Dave Mezzapelle

Episode 13 – Dave Mezzapelle

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dave Mezzapelle, a serial entrepreneur who founded the Contagious Optimism movement (www.contagiousoptimism.com).  He truly believes that we all have the capacity to make optimism contagious just by sharing our...