Flip Your Script

Flip Your Script

Flip Your Script is a podcast about life’s critical turning points and how people find the inspiration and motivation to move forward and rewrite their unique stories. The show is hosted by Kristi Piehl, who flipped her script from an Emmy-winning journalist to a successful entrepreneur (Media Minefield) and speaker.

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May 24, 2022 49 min

Phil Terrill totaled his car in a drunk driving accident in 2014. Instead of letting that moment define him, he listened to the wake-up call and turned his mistake into motivation. Phil is passionate about sneakers and began his entrepreneurial journey by founding SoleSafe, an asset management company for sneakerheads. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Phil explains it’s never too late to rise above the mistake...

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Katie Chonacas (aka Saint Kyriaki) is a Greek-American actor with over two decades of experience in Hollywood, including working with A-list actors like Morgan Freeman and Robert DeNiro. Katie is also a filmmaker, voice over actor, author, podcast host and the first NFT artist to release a love poem and a podcast on the blockchain. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Katie shares her journey through many differen...

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When Roger Williams quit his job, he changed his title to Head Crosser Offer. After surviving two heart attacks, he’s now taking what he calls an adult gap year to travel and cross items off his bucket list. Roger is the host of The Crossing It Off podcast where he interviews guests about their bucket lists and encourages others to live with intention. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Roger shares advice for s...

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From a college basketball player to hostage negotiator, Terry Tucker has reinvented himself frequently over his professional career. Along with most recently becoming an author and motivational speaker, Terry added cancer warrior to his list after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Acral Lentiginous Melanoma. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Terry shares his inspiring story of courage and streng...

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From adoption and abandonment to abuse, death and suicides of loved ones, Sue Lundquist’s life was filled with tragedy. An extremely traumatic childhood left Sue asking herself "why me?". Sue turned her pain into power with a successful business platform to help others live a more abundant life. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Sue shares her powerful story and explains how she is using her passion to ...

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Daniel Tolson faced countless setbacks when he was diagnosed with a linear sequential learning disability that led to years of mental and physical therapy. Daniel realized his passion for helping others and founded the Tolson Institute, specializing in emotional intelligence and resilience. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Daniel shares his journey of overcoming challenges, how he became a three-time Australia...

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Jeremy Grater and Zach Tucker have pushed themselves to learn more about their physical, emotional and mental health. They learned to manage depression and anxiety and lost nearly 200 pounds combined. They are now using their knowledge and sharing the challenges they have faced to help others through their podcast, The Fit Mess. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Jeremy and Zach discuss the importance of managin...

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From a young age, Mehdi Akbary has faced countless obstacles. He was unable to move his legs as a child, lost several family members while escaping the war in Afghanistan and was a refugee with no money. Despite a lack of support and resources, he traveled the world at 16 and settled in Toronto. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Mehdi shares the strength it took to overcome many challenges and how his experienc...
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Elena Mellara reached her breaking point in 2019 when she experienced extreme corporate burnout. Elena followed her heart and started working with people instead of numbers. Today, she is an International Career Coach, working with professionals at a crossroads in their careers to help identify their superpowers. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Elena shares her journey and gives advice to people who are feeli...

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With a mission to help homeless cats, Kanchan Singh founded Crumbs & Whiskers, the first cat cafe in the U.S. While her business was thriving, Kanchan was suffering from depression and anxiety. Through her struggles with mental health, Kanchan wrote a poetry book titled “Dear Me, I Love You: Healing Trauma and Finding Self-Love.” In this powerful episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Kanchan shares her remarkable journ...

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Jessica Malone had a successful corporate career before leaving her job at a Fortune 10 company and starting Nacho Average Fro, a company that helps people to declutter their spaces, habits and goals. After learning about decluttering and minimalism, Jessica decided to make a change. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Jessica shares how she decluttered her life and how a minimalistic mindset has played a major r...

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Gavin Kaysen is an award-winning chef and owner of Spoon and Stable, Bellecour Bakery and Demi, all located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. But before coming home, Gavin made his mark in world-class restaurants across the U.S. and is recognized for his leadership in the culinary industry. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Gavin tells us what makes a great restaurant, how he feeds the Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx and...

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When Oznur Demirhan and her husband left Turkey for a safer life in Australia, she never dreamed of starting her own business. When the pandemic hit, Oznur and her son, Lennon, made a handmade rainbow for her neighbors to find on walks, kickstarting her macramé business, Lennon + me. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Oznur shares how her small business started with the help of Migrant Women in Business and ...

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Terry Esau is a composer, producer, author, biking enthusiast and guitar-giver. Terry has written and produced thousands of pieces of music used in TV commercials for companies such as McDonalds, Target, Pepsi and Harley Davidson. Terry has also founded two non-profit organizations, Free Bikes 4 Kidz and Free Guitars 4 Kids. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Terry shares his love for biking and music and how he...
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When Chey Eisenman usually tells her story, she begins in 2009 when she started driving a taxi after losing her job at a tech firm. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Chey shares parts of her past she's never shared publicly before. Chey bravely explains how she flipped her script from working as a call girl with a four-year gap on her resume to starting her own luxury car service.

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Dr. Stanley Andrisse grew up in Ferguson, Missouri and started selling drugs at a young age. In his early 20s, Dr. Andrisse was sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug trafficking charges. The prosecutor said he had no hope for change. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Dr. Andrisse shares how his father inspired him to pursue further education, proving it's never too late to do good as he became an endocrin...

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At the age of 18, Aiesha Robinson was diagnosed with vitiligo, a disease that causes skin to lose its pigment. She was depressed, failed out of school and struggled to find a job. After years of letting vitiligo define her, she decided to make a change. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Aiesha shares how she was able to overcome her many hardships, shift her mindset to one of positivity and self-love and how sh...

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After seven years at her full-time job, Brittany Shillingford made the decision to turn her side hustle of making headbands into a career. When Brittany launched Bizzybcrafts, she had no idea how to sew. She never gave up, quickly learned and eventually fell in love with sewing. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Brittany dives into her motivational entrepreneurial journey and shares advice for people who are re...

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December 28, 2021 19 min

From entrepreneurs and New York Times best-selling authors to Peloton instructors, everyone has a story to share. Over the last year, we had the privilege of hearing stories from people who had the motivation and inspiration to find the strength to turn the page. In this episode of Flip Your Script, host Kristi Piehl shares updates on some of our past guests and revisits some of the most memorable quotes and stories from 2021. 

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After working a corporate job for several years, Tomas Hromjak decided it was finally time to embark on the international backpacking trip he'd always dreamt of. However, after only a few months, Tomas was forced to change his travel strategy completely as the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc across the world. In this episode of Flip Your Script with Kristi Piehl, Tomas discusses the decision to leave his comfortable life and s...

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