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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April 27, 2020 3 min

Couldn’t we all use some inspiring stories right now? When host Kristi Piehl lost her job as a TV reporter, her dream died. She flipped her script and is now a successful entrepreneur and speaker. She’s realized everyone falls victim to unexpected circumstances and has a choice about how to rewrite their story. Flip Your Script is a podcast dedicated to sharing stories of hope, inspiration and motivation, and in this introduction,...

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For years, Miami news anchor Eric Yutzy searched for answers to the mystery surrounding his birth and the teen who gave him up for adoption. One day, while sitting on the news set, his birth mother sent him a Facebook message, and it changed everything. Eric shares his journey into the unknown and the truths he uncovered about acceptance, identity, love and family.

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In 2006, a brutal domestic violence attack orphaned four children and made national headlines. The victim was Vicki Swenson’s sister. Her nieces and nephews moved in, and Vicki dedicated herself to protecting women who live in fear of domestic violence. Vicki candidly shares what helped her unlock the unique perspective to find hope in all circumstances.

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Best-selling author and speaker John O’Leary wasn’t expected to live when a fire burned 100% of his body. He was just a child when he fought for his life and endured countless surgeries. John says what he learned holds the key for adults to unlock joy and awe in any circumstance, even a global pandemic.
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Minneapolis radio host Cory Hepola is well known for his upbeat personality, but his attitude is the byproduct of struggle and rejection. In this episode, Cory shares how he persevered and discovered his purpose. Cory also openly talks about the painful reality of depression, the importance of his faith and the power of family.

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Michelle Lawless never imagined she would fall in love with an alcoholic. For years, she hid his addiction and her pain from family and friends. Michelle candidly shares what she had to do to rebuild her life, find her worth and love again.

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Inspired by his daughter, Maddie, who died from a rare childhood cancer, Scott Kramer launched a joy movement. In this hope-filled conversation, Scott opens up about his mission and reminds us that in all circumstances, you have the power to own your mindset and keep dancing.

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For more than a decade, Corey Koskie made a name for himself in major league baseball. Then a concussion cut his career short and forced him to think about his next career. Corey shares how he found the courage to pursue a new passion, the mistakes he made along the way and why he now coaches everyone from young athletes to entrepreneurs about the power of their own potential.

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Entrepreneur Chris Maxson got the call no business owner imagines -- his company was going up in flames. Even before he saw the destruction, Chris was determined to rebuild. In this episode, Chris shares how he found the strength to start over and why he says the devastating fire is actually the best thing that happened to his business.

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The same day news anchor Angela Kennecke was covering a story on the opioid crisis in her community, she lost her daughter, Emily, to a fentanyl overdose. In this poignant episode, Angela shares how she turned her pain into purpose to help other families struggling with addiction find hope and healing.

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Roshini Rajkumar, C-Suite Crisis Coach and Strategist, doesn’t often share her story of losing not one but two fathers. Loss challenged the Minneapolis radio host to evolve as a woman, wife and parent figure. Roshini shares how her journey through grief helped her redefine the family unit and understand the integral role communication plays in flipping your script.

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Timi Ogunpide’s “all in” attitude led to some of his biggest challenges and successes in life. During his youth, Timi struggled with anger issues, and as a young adult served time in jail. Determined not to be a statistic, Timi flipped his script to launch a business, focus on his family and become a voice for those who’ve experienced police brutality and racial profiling. Listen in as host Krist Piehl and Timi have an open convers...

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Pam Borton, the most winning women’s basketball coach in University of Minnesota history, was fired from her coaching position. Pam flipped her script, taking her skills from the basketball court to boardrooms across the country as an executive coach. Kristi Piehl and Pam discuss the pressures of working in the public eye, how to surround yourself with people who will make you better and the important role resilience plays in turni...

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After suffering an injury on spring break in 2015, Matt Bowen’s life changed forever. Now a C6 quadriplegic, Matt and his wife, Sloan, navigate their life together as an interabled couple, sharing their story in a series of YouTube and TikTok videos. The couple’s date night videos have gone viral, spreading their message of hope and joy. Matt and Sloan sat down with Kristi Piehl to share with us how they flipped their script and ar...

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From a young age, Elizabeth Tumulty was curious about television and how it worked. Little did she know her habit of asking “why?” would lead to a successful career in broadcast television, starting as an assistant, eventually becoming a founding member of the CW and then President of CBS Television Network. Liz joins Kristi to reflect on how a difficult childhood doesn’t define you, highlight the importance of mentorship and share...

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Mike and Gaby Grinberg weren’t expecting the arrival of their daughter at just 24 weeks into their pregnancy. When she was unexpectedly let go from her job, Gaby quickly transformed into a stay-at-hospital mom caring for her premature daughter. Frustrated by the lack of family-focused policies from companies, Mike and Gaby started their own business. Mike and Gaby sat down with Kristi to discuss the value of a family-first culture ...

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At 12 years old, Tate Maurer was diagnosed with Stage 3 Burkitt Lymphoma. After beginning his treatment, Tate and his mom, Katie, realized the power of accepting help and how the little things can make a big difference. Now cancer-free, Tate and Katie flipped their scripts and work to repay the generosity their family was given by speaking at awareness events and schools. Through their conversation with Kristi, Katie and Tate shar...

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After being born with no legs and put up for adoption, Jen Bricker-Bauer grew up in a midwest home learning everything is possible. This mentality shaped Jen into an adventurous, thrill-seeking, state championship-winning gymnast who looked up to Olympic gold-medalist Dominique Moceanu - only to learn Dominique is her biological sister. Now a speaker, author and aerial artist, Jen joins Kristi Piehl to discuss her unbelievable stor...

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In 2016, on a girls’ trip in Atlanta, Taylor Hayden died when a stranger used her as a human shield during a gunfight. After her tragic passing Joyce Hayden, Taylor’s mother, made it her mission to share Taylor’s story by starting an organization, Stand 2 Oppose Gun Violence and advocating for justice in her daughter’s death. In this episode of Flip Your Script, Joyce and Kristi discuss the realities of gun violence and how Joyce h...

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When Laura Sobiech’s son Zach faced a battle with Osteosarcoma, she encouraged him to find a way to share what was in his heart. Zach did that by writing the song, Clouds, which quickly became an international ballad of hope. After his passing in 2013, Laura has dedicated her life to helping families battling cancer. Laura joins host Kristi Piehl to discuss her family’s motivation to keep Zach’s memory and story alive and the Disne...

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