Untold Stories of Innovation

Untold Stories of Innovation

How do leading innovators get people to believe, fund, and support their big ideas? Can the power of storytelling fuel a culture of idea-generation? Can storytelling ignite innovation? Join us as we sit down with the nation's top innovators to tell the stories of their innovations. After all, what good is an innovation left untold?

Episodes

June 28, 2021 42 mins
Why do stories matter to the innovation process? What values can be instilled in innovators who share stories? How do innovation leaders inspire creators to tell and share their success and failure stories? We speak with Magan Lewis, Global Technology Adoption Lead at Corteva Agriscience, to discuss the utilization of storytelling to connect abstract ideas and identify problems. Magan shares personal failures, her background in pla...
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We speak with Mike Reynolds of Innovatemap about the ways he uses product storytelling to create successful marketing campaigns. Mike discusses the ways all types of products, from simple commodities to technical services, can harness storytelling to communicate with their customers on an emotional level. Mike also gives great advice on the ways leaders can integrate a unifying vision into their organization by utilizing storytelli...
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Why do stories matter to the innovation process? What values can be instilled in innovators who share stories? How do innovation leaders inspire creators to tell and share their success and failure stories? We speak with Eric Cohen, CEO, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Award-winning Inventor of the Reebok PUMP, Technologist, Mentor, Innovator in Consumer, CPG, and Healthcare. We discuss the issue with an innovation that does not have a stor...
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Why do stories matter to the innovation process? What values can be instilled in innovators who share stories? How do innovation leaders inspire creators to tell and share their success and failure stories? We speak with Scott Kirsner, CEO of Innovation Leader, a media and events company focused on Chief Innovation Officers, senior R&D execs, and intrapreneurs at large organizations who are responsible for making change happen. He ...
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Why do stories matter to the innovation process? What values can be instilled in innovators who share stories? How do innovation leaders inspire creators to tell and share their success and failure stories? We speak with Merritt Moore, physicist, ballerina, and aspiring astronaut, to discuss the impact of storytelling in technology and communication. Merritt shares her otherworldly dream of dancing in space, her background in Physi...
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We speak with Liana Chaouli, Founder and President of Image Therapists International Inc., a globally recognized thought leader, style expert, mentor, and educator. She is also the bestselling author of " YOU are a Masterpiece: how to dress a more powerful and authentic YOU." Liana Chaouli sits down with us to talk about her career-long story of providing a transformation of clothing through the empowerment of a wardrobe. Liana sha...
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We speak with Lee Green of Innovation Research Interchange (IRI) about the future possibilities of R&D and her work with IRI, focusing on knowledge creation and knowledge sharing, marking this as the heart of what all innovators should be doing. Lee shares tackling different industries and levels of R&D and how to come up with recommendations that she uses to implement into organizations. Lee also gives great advice on collaboratio...
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Why do stories matter to the innovation process? What values can be instilled in innovators who share stories? How do innovation leaders inspire creators to tell and share their success and failure stories? We unpack the phrase “brilliant failures” with  Joel Schall, director of technology and innovation at Henkel, and Stewart Mehlman, managing member of SKM Direction, LLC and Innovation Research Interchange alum. They explain if y...
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We speak with Kristen Lear, a bat conservationist and educator, who works as a National Geographic Explorer and an AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador. She also serves as an Endangered Species Interventions Specialist at Bat Conservation International, where she leads BCI’s Agave Restoration Initiative for pollinating bats in the US Southwest and Mexico, and she is also passionate about promoting women and girls in STEM. Kristen discusses how ...
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We speak with Alisa Smith, Director of Innovation Services at Cintrifuse. She focuses on creating partnerships between regional corporations and the startup community. Alisa is passionate about empowering women to become more financially resilient. This episode, she shares with us how through her work and her podcast, The Beehive, she has gained insights into startup innovations and what corporations can learn from startup innovati...
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We speak with Amanda Kranias of Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Bookstore about how our communities shape the businesses within them, and vice versa. Blue Manatee donated over 15,000 books in just nine months and seeks to make this number even higher in the future, so as to better serve the children in Cincinnati. Amanda speaks of the power of community for Blue Manatee and their goal of giving back and getting involved, with one...
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April 5, 2021 33 mins
We speak with Lauren Imparato, Co-CEO & Co-founder of The Association, Best-Selling author of the multi-country, multi-language best-selling book, RETOX , an advisor of a basket of consumer-touching companies including Women in Innovation as well as the former CEO and Founder of I.AM.YOU., a first-of-its-kind health/wellness/fitness businesses she successfully exited after 10 years. Lauren shares with us her career-long mission of ...
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We speak with Stacy Kessler, a Business Strategy Coach for Women Entrepreneurs. Stacy is passionate about helping women entrepreneurs clarify their business strategy, ditch their doubt and indecision, and grow their business. She discusses how marketing yourself as an expert isn’t about pigeon-holing yourself as much as it is lining up all of your passions and talents. By figuring out who you are, what your innovation is, and who y...
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We speak with Drew Boyd, global leader in creativity and innovation, guiding teams, businesses and governments to deliver breakthrough results. He is the author of So You Want to be a Professor: How to Land Your Dream Job in Academia; Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results; and the Innovation in Practice blog. He is also the host of Innovation Inside the Box podcast. His forthcoming book is Adding Pr...
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Why do stories matter to the innovation process? What values can be instilled in innovators who share stories? How do innovation leaders inspire creators to tell and share their success and failure stories? We speak with Eric Avner, Vice President of the Haile Foundation and CEO of People’s Liberty. Eric explains how People’s Liberty began with the goal of making a difference by giving out community grants.They found the most impor...
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We speak with Chris Caulfield, nurse, innovator, and co-founder of IntelyCare. IntelyCare is one of the largest and fastest growing gig economy-based nursing workforce platforms in the United States. In response to the pandemic, IntelyCare provides a free COVID-19 Nurse Safety training course, that has been utilized in 30 countries with over 500,000 completions. Tune in to learn more about the key pieces of advice Chris would give ...
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March 1, 2021 46 mins
We talk with Dave Bossert, long-time animator at Disney, who worked on iconic films such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. He shares with us the power of animation to convey and evoke emotion, as well as the power of emotion to impact audiences and us as innovators. We get a closer look at how his writing, producing, and filmmaking exemplifies strategic storytelling. Lis...
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Why do stories matter to the innovation process? What values can be instilled in innovators who share stories? How do innovation leaders inspire creators to tell and share their success and failure stories? In this episode, we speak with  Wendy Lea—CEO, board leader, entrepreneur, investor, mentor and community steward—about how to utilize innovation to spark a larger regional identity that accelerates the speed of innovation in th...
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We speak with Ryan Hawk, author of Welcome to Management and Podcast Host of “The Learning Leader Show.” Ryan shares with us his mission to share the commonalities of leaders who sustain excellence and his passion to engage and inspire millions through his writing and on his podcast. Ryan considers himself a lifelong student of leadership, and he shares with us the depth of integrating compassion and empathy in our daily leadership...
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We speak with Scott Collick and Lindsey Karpowich from DuPont. Scott is Vice President of Global R&D for Transportation and Industrial and Lindsey is New Product Development Agile Coach. We delve into DuPont’s Dead Projects Day, a day where they specifically share and work through Dead Projects. DuPont knows that learning from mistakes and making sure others can learn and pivot their innovative project because of known mistakes is ...
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