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!


January 18, 2024 40 mins

🎙️ **New Episode Alert: Future Forward Podcast - A Conversation with Daniel Doctoroff**

I am thrilled to announce our latest episode of the Future Forward Podcast, where I had the honor of sitting down with an extraordinary guest, Daniel L. Doctoroff. Dan’s resume is a testament to a life dedicated to creating impactful societal change. As the former CEO of Bloomberg LP, Deputy Mayor of New York City, and the driving forc...

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Part two of our interview with Ryan Douglas

Explore the captivating world of mental health innovation with Ryan Douglas in our latest podcast episode, "Mind Games: Revolutionizing Mental Health with Ryan Douglas." In this must-watch video, Ryan delves deep into the groundbreaking work of DeepWell Digital Therapeutics and its pioneering role in merging the realms of gaming and mental health therapy.

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“You are imperfect, you are wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” — Brené Brown

I am thrilled to share the latest episode of our podcast, "Fueling Success: The Vital Role of Self-Love and Self-Care." In this enlightening episode, we have the pleasure of hosting renowned personal development expert Teresa Sande.
Teresa dives deep into the essence of self-love and self-care and explores...

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"The bad news is time flies... the GOOD news is you are the PILOT!" Michael Altshuler's

So, what strategies and tools are you leveraging to navigate this dynamic landscape?

As we prepare for the economic uncertainties of 2024, one constant remains - the necessity of customer engagement and business growth. Amid digital transformation and omnipresent AI, it's crucial to frequently evaluate your ...

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What does the bass guitarist for Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band and a passionate executive leader have in common?

Shifting the winds from bullying to caring, empathy, sharing, and kindness in children (and adults) is sadly not an easy task. That's where IM4U Learning transforms how we talk about and teach tough stuff!

 Children's advocate, songwriter, and author, @JimMayer, long-time member of the Coral Reefer band ...

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"When Women Get Together, They Have the Power to Create Positive Change!"Maura Connor

Today's #futureforward session, Leading Through Uncertainty to Exit Ready for Growth was so inspiring! I was joined but some very talented and experienced women.

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

Joined by A Panel of Exce...

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“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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