Future Forward

Future Forward

Join us on the #FutureForward podcast where we dive into uplifting dialogues with some of the world's leading CEOs, Founders, Entrepreneurs, and Innovators. These insightful conversations are centered around nurturing resilience in our unpredictable world. A passionate advocate of "Innovation for Good", our discussions don't just stop there - we also delve into how innovation can create meaningful, positive changes in humanity, the environment, and various cultures. Our esteemed guests open up about their personal journeys, hurdles, and the obstacles they've overcome, all the while sharing actionable strategies that you, as our listener, can put into play immediately. We also sprinkle invaluable nuggets of wisdom related to self-care, the importance of positive breaks, and maintaining mental health. The core purpose of our podcast is to cast a radiant beam of hope during these uncertain times, providing an uplifting alternative to the barrage of less-than-positive news we are often subjected to. So, why not take a break from endless scrolling? Tune in to the FutureForward podcast and let's navigate the future, together!


May 15, 2023 40 mins
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building on the new.“ Socrates (470-399 BC), Philosopher

🚀 Join me on a captivating journey into the world of innovation and organizational change with the brilliant Braden Kelley, my esteemed fellow Advisory Board Member at Global Innovation Institute (Gini.org). 

"#futureforward " - an insightful video interview th...

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            "The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. "-Molière

Jaime Taets is uniquely qualified to address this internal culture crisis. With over 20 years in corporate culture, 13 of which were spent leading large-scale global transformations at Cargill, one of the largest privately held corporations in the world, Jaime has honed the craft of bringing leaders and their people together for a u...

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"Extraordinary things are always hiding in places people never think to look." —Jodi Picoul

Tough and confusing market out there! Layoffs, stock market woes, inflation, uncertainty... quiet quitting, quiet hiring... it's all so daunting. For small family business owners, this time may be one to double down on protecting your psyche and your team's morale.

Rita Ernst, Positivity Influencer and I...

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I still sometimes feel like a loser kid in high school and I just have to pick myself up and tell myself that I'm a superstar every morning so that I can get through this day and be for my fans what they need me to be.  Lady Gaga 

Do you ever feel like a fraud in meetings or in your workplace? You will love this lively interview which will help you turn the tables on those feelings and tap into you...

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“Will your grandchildren will be eating from the moves you make this decade?”

Entrepreneurs often don't have the time to sit and think about 10 years down the road and the lasting wealth that could be generated from the companies they founded. It's not a luxury but a necessity to ensure your future, your children's future and your company's future long-term life will have sustained growth and revenue-generating p...

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"There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in." ― Leonard Cohen

Ryan Douglas is a unique blend of brilliance with an engaging personality, a genius in so many ways, enthusiastic about his mission(s), fun to talk to, and has a big heart (from my viewpoint).   So many other descriptors could be added but let's get to what he's done and is doing today.  He's dedicat...

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So many of us these days are seeking deep meaningful, purposeful, and long-lasting relationships. Time is rarely on our side to seek and nurture new relationships. So how might we in 2023 make time for meaningful connections while also focusing on our work and family life? fylí may be one solution to this question.

#FutureForward with me and Jaclynn Brennan (Jax), Founder and CEO of fylí, a female mastermind membership community foc...

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What's not to love about talking to an intelligent, strong, talented woman whose  deep curiosity, growth-mindedness, and love for innovating for good drives her every movement? 

Mariah wound her way after graduating from Kellogg School of Management into technology roles &  the senior leadership ranks of companies like Intel, WebMD, and Verizon. She credits her growth path to having deep curiosity. She never studied technol...

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”Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”

- Thomas Edison

Robert Wolfe, shares his stories of the 99% perspiration; the hard work it takes to build each start-up.  "Each new adventure has its own challenges and hard work path to plow. Founders need to dedicate themselves to the long-haul journey. " There are rarely if any short cuts.   

Robert is a successful serial entrepreneur with a heart. He's pass...

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Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.— Eric Hoffer

FutureForward with Cathy Hawley, Co-Founder at Bolster and Co-author of Startup CXO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Company’s Critical Functions and Teams

Cathy Hawley is co-founder of recently-launched Bolster which is a marketplace matching on-demand executives with startups and scale...

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“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” Maya Angelou

#FutureForward with Dr. Lisa Piercey MD, MBA, FACHE

One of the hardest times in the world was one Dr. Piercey faced during her tenure as Commissioner of Health for the state of TN. May lessons were learned during this challenging time. Just a few lessons that Dr. Piercey shares that she learned during this difficult time; how impor...

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First Internet Bank (NASDAQ: INBK), Carparts (NASDAQ: PRTS); Amyris,  (NASDAQ: AMRS) and Pembina Pipeline (NYSE: PBA). Speaker and Author. Business Advisor.

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October 20, 2022 41 mins

Faizun Kamal is an award-winning franchise coach, nationally renowned public speaker and best selling author. As CEO of The Franchise Pros, she leads a full-service franchise consulting & development agency. She coaches people nationwide on making the transition from employee to entrepreneur. 

She also works with entrepreneurs to turn their existing businesses into national franchised brands. Her best selling book, “Th...

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There are so many wonderful lessons and helpful tips from my discussions with Lori Mihalich-Levin. A lawyer turned entrepreneur, she started Mindful Return over 8 years ago after realizing a growing need for resources supporting new moms and working new parents reentering the workforce.

One lesson learned she shared is, just because people don't call you back does not mean they are not interested. She found that time and time a...

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October 12, 2022 40 mins

Carrie is the founder and CEO of Jade Lending, a capital fund supporting women and/or minority entrepreneurs in established businesses seeking working capital to achieve growth potential. Jade Lending is a social impact lending platform whose mission is to support the growth of women/minority-owned businesses. We are not venture capitalists or angel investors, nor do we require any equity state in any business to which we lend. We ...

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Gavriella Schuster is a visionary and mission-focused executive and public company director with broad influence on the leading edge of technology-enabled business innovation. A Microsoft veteran who ran its partner ecosystem, Gavriella is a strategic business leader recognized for changing businesses and business models. She has extensive sales, marketing, and product development expertise helping thousands of client companies tra...

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Today's #futureforward session, Through Uncertain Times, was so inspiring! I was joined but some very talented and experienced women. 

The group shares tips, strategies, inspirational thoughts, and examples of successes. Watch and be inspired.

Joined by A Panel of Excellent and Experienced Leaders:

Lisa Schneider: An influential Chief Product Officer who identifies innovative growth opportunities and creates the products, culture...

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September 29, 2022 39 mins

Elevating Women into CEO & Board Roles Interview with #LuannAbrams, CEO of #ProjectCEOX (www.projectceox.com)

Project CEOX creates opportunities for investors and executive women by connecting high-level women to roles at venture-backed companies. From her time in venture capital managing an early-stage venture fund and as an LP, she's been compelled to find a solution to the inequities in leadership. "I...

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Edie is the CEO of the non-profit Women Business Collaborative accelerating women leaders in business. Edie had served as Man Dir of Diversified Search. Edie was Chairman & Founder of STEMconnector® and its Million Women Mentor(MWM) Initiative building the one-stop communications and best practices Initiative for STEM. She served as a Vice Chair of Diversified Search where she previously directed the Washington and government b...

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September 27, 2022 42 mins

Brandon Shelton founded TFX Capital (TFX) in 2015 with a fundamental belief that the best entrepreneurs come from those who have served. As the Managing Partner, he leads the firm’s service-driven investment strategy. With a focus on Pre-Series A and Series A B2B technology companies, TFX provides unique and trusted access to companies founded by high-performing, commercially tested former military and national security leaders. As...

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