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Going Deep with Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson is the CEO of Piper Creative. On this show, you'll hear thoughtful, focused conversations with entrepreneurs, executives, and innovators. Guests include Nathan Chan, Kevin Kelly, Bill Peduto, Morgan Housel, Noah Kagan, Tucker Max, and Barry Ritholtz. This is the biggest business podcast in Pittsburgh.
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Dec 7, 2016

Don Grage is co-owner and managing director of two small data analytics and information technology companies in Northern Virginia. He is also majority owner and managing partner of the DC Breeze, a professional Ultimate Disc team that plays in the 5-year old American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), and he serves on the Executive Council of the league. As a longtime entrepreneur from California, Don started his first company with a friend in high school and has been involved in more than 15 successful early stage companies over the past 30 years, ranging from skimboards and waterproof wallets to bioinformatics and fuel industry data analytics. He has a wife and three children, a 2nd-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, plays guitar in a local band, and plays ultimate every chance he gets... although that is not nearly often enough.

 

Don’s Challenge: Everyone with the smallest passion bone in their body can find 25 hours a month without giving up anything meaningful. Pick something that you’re interested in — hobby, skill, business idea, field of study, whatever — and dedicate 25 hours per month to it for 4 months.

 

It may turn out to a big new passion that changes your life. Or it may not! But either way, you’ve given up virtually nothing and will definitely learn 1) A whole bunch about a new topic you’re interested in; 2) Whether or not you’re truly passionate about that topic; and most importantly 3) That you really do have 25 hours a month to invest in whatever exciting thing comes along next in your life. Get to it!

 

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Connect with Don

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Website

info@the-dcbreeze.com

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 156 with Jim Lloyd where we discuss owning three AUDL franchises and going all in on professional ultimate.

Dec 5, 2016

Dr. Young Byun, MD is a neonatologist, an MBA student, and an expectant father. Ultimate frisbee is his passion, and he is a proud owner and general manager of the 2016 AUDL Champion Dallas Roughnecks. On occasion, he waxes nostalgic about days gone by when he had a bit more free time.

 

Ivy Byun is an adoption specialist by day and a Dallas Roughnecks owner by day/night and on weekends. She has a BA in psychology and music, and an MA in marriage and family therapy and mental health counseling; she is pursuing a PhD in counselor education and supervision. Ivy enjoys traveling, eating, and playing ultimate frisbee.

 

Connect with the Dallas Roughnecks

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Facebook

Website

dallasroughnecks@gmail.com

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 139 with Jim Gerencser where we discuss owning the Dallas Roughnecks and the team’s first AUDL championship.

Nov 30, 2016

Kwame is a business lawyer and the founder of the American Negotiation Institute. He is passionate about teaching entrepreneurs and business professionals the art of negotiation so they can get better deals and advance their careers.

He is regularly invited to give negotiation seminars and consults with individuals and companies to create and implement powerful negotiation strategies. He also hosts the top negotiation podcast on iTunes, Negotiation for Entrepreneurs, where he interviews successful entrepreneurs and shares powerful persuasion techniques.

 

Kwame’s Challenge; Negotiate something intentionally within the next seven days. Use his prep guide.

 

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Connect with Kwame

Podcast

LinkedIn

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 149 with Ryan Stewman where we discuss sales and your online presence.

Nov 29, 2016

A hacker, professor, and consultation expert, Dr. Tim Summers is a cyber and risk strategist specializing in identifying cyber risks and sensitivities within public and private organizations. He is a specialist in understanding the relationship between human cognitive psychology and socio-technical systems. He has served as an Executive Advisor for one of the world’s oldest multinational strategic management firms.

 

He has also been a consultant for Fortune 500 companies worldwide and is a regularly invited speaker. He’s the CEO of Summers & Company,  Founder of WikiBreach, and the Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Engagement in the iSchool at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Summers is one of the world’s leading experts in understanding How Hackers Think.

 

Tim’s Challenge; Identify seven people and seek a unique way to inspire and empower them. Ways to empower include; Smile, be positive, encourage creativity, challenge others, and connect.

 

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Connect with Tim

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 95 with Dennis Mortensen where we discuss artificial intelligence, smart assistants, and entrepreneurship.

Nov 28, 2016

Stops on the 2017 tour of Asia Include;

 

Thailand

Chiang-Mai

Bangkok

 

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

 

Taiwan

Taipei

 

China

Beijing

Shanghai

 

Japan

Tokyo

Hiroshima

Osaka

Nagoya

Nagasaki

 

South Korea

Seoul

 

Singapore

 

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If you want to keep up with everything that we are up to and the places we travel, we will be documenting a lot of it on YouTube and Instagram. I'll also be sending out updates on my newsletter.

Nov 22, 2016

In late 2013, Joseph Lubin co-founded the Ethereum Project, and has been working on Ethereum and more recently ConsenSys since January 2014.

 

ConsenSys began as a blockchain production studio building decentralized applications, mostly on Ethereum. Many of those components are core elements that can be used to construct larger solutions as well as being standalone solutions in their own right. Since ConsenSys began operations before the Ethereum ecosystem existed, ConsenSys has also built core infrastructure elements like Ethereum clients, testing frameworks, rapid application development frameworks, and Integrated Development Environments.

 

ConsenSys Enterprise, the professional services arm, works with various enterprises to help them formulate their blockchain strategy and develop business processes for them on private or consortium blockchains, as well as on the public Ethereum network.

 

Prior to Ethereum, Lubin’s career has involved various posts in the fields of technology and finance and in their intersection. Subsequent to graduating cum laude with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, he worked as research staff in the Robotics Lab at Princeton and then at Vision Applications, Inc. in the fields of autonomous mobile robotics, machine vision and artificial neural networks.

 

Joe’s Challenge; Learn about decentralization and disintermediation by checking out Ethereum and Consensys.

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 158 with Roger Ver where we discuss Bitcoin, voluntaryism, and the future of smart money.

Nov 21, 2016

Roger Ver has been a long time proponent of voluntaryism, the idea that all human interactions should be by mutual consent, or not at all. He is most well known for his work promoting Bitcoin. In 2011, his company, Memorydealers.com, became the first mainstream company to start accepting bitcoin as payment.

He then went on to create Bitcoinstore.com, the first website in the world to accept bitcoin as payment for hundreds of thousands of items, and was the impetus for the future wave of merchant adoption. He also became the first person in the entire world to start investing in Bitcoin startups. Nearly single-handedly, he funded the seed rounds for the entire first generation of Bitcoin businesses.

In his earlier life, he was most influenced by the works of Murray Rothbard, but was also inspired by the likes of Fredric Bastiat, Henry Hazlitt, Leonard Read, Frederick Hayek, Adam Smith, Milton Friedman, David Friedman, and many others in the Austrian school of economic thought.

 

Roger’s Challenge; Install a Bitcoin wallet and give it a try.

 

 

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If you liked this interview, check out episode 118 with Kevin Kelly where we discuss how technological forces will influence the near future.

Nov 16, 2016

Andrew is the Founder and CEO of Venture for America, and has worked in startups and early-stage growth companies as a founder or executive for more than twelve years. He was the CEO and President of Manhattan GMAT, a test prep company that was acquired by the Washington Post/Kaplan in 2009. He has also served as the co-founder of an Internet company and an executive at a healthcare software startup.

 

Andrew has been selected by the White House as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and a Champion of Change for his work with Venture for America. He is the author of “Smart People Should Build Things,” published by Harper Business, and he was named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business”.

 

He is a graduate of Columbia Law and Brown University and lives in New York City with his wife and son.

 

Andrew’s Book = Smart People Should Build Things

 

Andrew’s Challenge; Find one company or store that you like and do one concrete thing that will help them.

 

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Connect with Andrew

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Website


If you liked this interview, check out episode 134 with Gisele Fetterman where we discuss building communities, food rescue and civic duty.

Nov 14, 2016

Jim Lloyd spent 28 years in IT before pushing his chips all-in on the AUDL. He is planning to draw on his experience in startups and at IBM to grow his three Canadian franchises.

 

He stopped by the show to discuss.

 

http://www.goingdeepwithaaron.com/podcast

 

Connect with Jim

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Twitter

Facebook

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 142 with Jean-Levy Champagne where we discuss record-setting AUDL crowds.

Nov 9, 2016

William Generett has been working to connect the Pittsburgh region’s innovation economy to underserved communities as the first president and CEO of Urban Innovation21.

 

Urban Innovation21 is a unique public-private partnership that is supporting the growth of the Pittsburgh region's innovation economy while simultaneously connecting that growth to underserved communities, the residents that live in those communities and diverse populations that have not traditionally been connected to the innovation economy. Urban Innovation21 is one of the first US based organizations to work under the "Inclusive Innovation" model.

 

William’s Challenge; Meet 10 new people outside your existing network and visit 5 neighborhoods you don’t usually visit.

 

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Connect with William

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Twitter

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 125 with Dan Gilman where we discuss how to make cities more attractive to younger generations and leadership.

Nov 7, 2016

Xtehn Titcomb first played ultimate in middle school at Spring Reign in 1997. Soon after that, ultimate became his main sport and a lifelong passion! He played and captained at The University of Chicago and played for Chicago's premier men's club team, Machine. Upon moving back to Seattle, Xtehn played with Voodoo, Emerald City Ultimate, Sockeye, and now is a player/coach on the men's club team Seattle Seaking.

 

Xtehn began coaching in 2006 at Roosevelt High School. After eight years, he transferred to Rainier Beach High School, where he currently coaches. Meanwhile, Xtehn has organized/coached dozens of youth and adult ultimate camps and clinics in the US, South America, Europe, and Asia. Xtehn plays and coaches with the mentality that hard work, mental toughness, and a teamwork make an ultimate player great.


Along with his two sisters and two brothers, Xtehn founded Five Ultimate in 2006. He has worked on various aspects of the company, mostly in the areas of operations and marketing. Xtehn and his siblings are also responsible for The All-Star Ultimate Tour, The Ultimate Project, Seattle Cascades, and a couple other projects that are in the works. He currently is CEO and General Manager at Seattle Cascades.

 

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Connect with Xtehn

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Website

Seattle Cascades

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 62 with Steve Gordon where we discuss the AUDL and the role of self-officiation in the sport’s future.

Nov 3, 2016

Nick Adkins is a passionate kilt-wearing leader with start-up experience & 5 acquisition adventures.  He is focusing on manifesting/attracting like-minded people who are making a difference/changing the world!

 

Nick’s Challenges

  1. If you’re asked to fax something by a healthcare company, refuse to do it.
  2. When you pass a stranger, make an effort to say hi and connect. Make it a practice.
 

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Connect with Nick

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LinkedIn

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 151 with Dr. Matt Keener where we discuss brain health, telemedicine, and technology.

Nov 2, 2016

Dr. Rasu Shrestha is the Chief Innovation Officer at UPMC and Executive Vice President of UPMC Enterprises. As chief innovation officer for UPMC, Dr. Shrestha plays a leading role in driving UPMC’s innovation strategy, serving as a catalyst for transforming the organization into a more patient-focused and economically sustainable system.

As the leader of a team of over 200 technology professionals, Dr. Shrestha works to facilitate new health care intelligence, technology expertise and entrepreneurial drive to solve complex healthcare challenges. Through strategic partnerships, joint development agreements and investments in promising healthcare startups, Dr. Shrestha champions the development, implementation and commercialization of these innovations.

Dr. Shrestha has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 26 “Smartest People in Health IT,” and InformationWeek named him one of the “Top 20 Health IT Leaders Driving Change” and a “Top Healthcare Innovator.” He is a frequent speaker at national and international health care, innovation and technology conferences.

Rasu’s Challenge; Practice empathy by turning off your smartphone and focus on connecting. It’s important not just to listen, but to hear. Not just to look, but to see.

 

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Connect with Rasu

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Website


If you liked this interview, check out episode 151 with Dr. Matt Keener where we discuss mental health, telemedicine, and the future of accessible care.

Oct 31, 2016

Dr. Keener is a board-certified psychiatrist passionate about applying neuroscience in non-traditional settings to help families and adolescents. He set out to work with "kids and brains" 20 years ago and never looked back.

 

Matt completed his medical training and residency in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, where he served as Chief Resident of Research. He subsequently undertook a postdoctoral research fellowship in Pediatric Neuroimaging Research under an NIH grant fellowship, studying brain systems/circuits that form our sense of self in bipolar disorder, depression.

 

Fascinated by big waves, however–and believing that applying neuroscience outside traditional routes could have a broader impact for good–in 2012, he jumped into the wave of healthcare innovation. He co-founded Emodt, a company quantifying emotion through language. LIke 99% (yes, that's the actual number) of digital health startups, Emodt didn't make it as a stand-alone business, but the team did have a win in helping one of the world's largest pharmaceutical firms create their first non-drug digital health tool to be launched in 2016, presently in pilot testing.

 

In 2015, wishing to put all this experience into serving adolescents and their supporters, Dr. Keener began assembling Blackbird Health as a way of delivering a supportive health framework for those in greatest need.

 

Book Recommendation

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

 

Matt’s Challenge; Notice and pay attention to friends who are letting you know that they are struggling. Make an effort to reach out and affirm them.

 

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Connect with Matt

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Twitter

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 140 with Richard Citrin where we discuss resilience and how to deal with stress.

Oct 27, 2016

A letter to a friend to inspire and cultivate creativity. Thank you for your attention.

 

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Oct 26, 2016

Ryan Stewman is a salesman. Ryan has not had a salaried job his entire life. By mastering the art of being a super effective communicator, Ryan has closed more transactions than he has time to add up. With his no BS approach to making things happen, Ryan has been able to help high income, and high net worth performers make adjustments in their businesses that have led to windfalls of profits for them.

 

Ryan’s background is in the mortgage industry. He was a loan officer in Dallas, Texas for almost 10 years. During his time as a Loan Officer Ryan closed 1000s of loans for people across the country. Ryan has been the top producing salesman at every sales job he’s had. He was born and raised in Dallas, Tx and is probably the proudest Texan you will ever meet.

 

Ryan’s Challenge; Take the 10 Day Hustle.

 

http://www.goingdeepwithaaron.com/podcast

 

Connect with Ryan

Facebook

LinkedIn

Website

clyxo.com/closer

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 108 with Oren Klaff where we discuss what most salespeople get wrong and professional trash talk.

Oct 24, 2016

Dinesh is a self-professed technophile, in addition to a speaker, mentor, and entrepreneur. He has taken part in three separate companies getting acquired, the third for over $200 million dollars. These days he stays busy investing, mentoring, and sharing wisdom.

 

He initially went to university for sciences, which lead him to a career in software. It wasn’t long before he realized that his pay would hit a ceiling. He saw the sales guys driving Porsches and Jaguars—and wanted in. Little did he know that his passions were in unlocking a business' potential, which goes far beyond the sale.

 

Dinesh’s Challenge; Count your “I can’t”s over the course of one week, then work to change one to “I can”.

 

http://www.goingdeepwithaaron.com/podcast

 

Connect with Dinesh

LinkedIn

Twitter

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 118 with Kevin Kelly where we discuss the technological trends that will shape our future.

Oct 19, 2016

Steve Shelton was born and raised in Pittsburgh. In his early teens, he began working in the masonry field as a laborer during summers and weekends. After enlisting in the Navy at 19, he became a naval aircraft electrician and finished his four-year enlistment working on the TA-4J aircraft. He has worked professionally as an electrician, a plumber, as masonry laborer, a bricklayer, and as a specialist in stone and brick restoration. In 2002, with one other employee and a wheelbarrow, Steve started Shelton Masonry, Inc.; a firm that was renowned for some of the finest restoration work done in the city, on many of its most beautiful historic homes.

In 2009, realizing the need in the masonry trade for a new generation of masonry professionals, Steve started the Shelton Trade Center, which is now a non-profit named The Trade Institute of Pittsburgh. The Trade Institute of Pittsburgh (TIP) was founded to train and place young adults in the skilled manual trades. TIP is especially committed to training young people with great needs and few resources.

 

Most of TIP's students have troubled backgrounds, coming from broken families in poor neighborhoods, and many have been in prison and/or drug and alcohol recovery. Our goal is to move them from being chronically unemployed to productively employed, in living-wage jobs with a future. Our hope is that through the resources and training provided by our organization, cycles of poverty and crime will be broken, and a brighter future will be realized for some of Pittsburgh’s most blighted communities.

 

Steve’s Challenge; Don’t judge a book by the cover. Give people a chance.

 

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Connect with Steve

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Twitter

LinkedIn

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 114 with Dan Bull where we discuss getting ex-cons to work and episode 60 with Mike Gable where we talk Construction Junction and creative reuse.

Oct 17, 2016

Bill has been awarded both Chef of the Year and Restaurateur of the Year from Pittsburgh Magazine, in addition to sharing in the numerous awards received by the restaurants he oversees. He is dedicated to developing relationships with individual local farmers and Penn's Corner Farm Alliance, publicly speaking on the benefits of locally farmed foods. Ongoing charity efforts include participating in the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and acting as an advisor to the culinary program the the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

 

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Connect with Bill

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Twitter

Website


If you liked this interview, check out episode 7 with Bobby Fry where we discuss the restaurant business and reinventing yourself.

Oct 13, 2016

Challenge = Change the Notification Settings on Your Phone

 

Book Recommendation

Trust Me I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday

Oct 11, 2016

Clinton Senkow is a hustler. Being the Co-founder and COO of Influencive, an online publication for millennial entrepreneurs, would be enough for most people. He is also one of Canada's representatives at the g20 Young Entrepreneur's Alliance.


Clinton came on the podcast to talk entrepreneurship and blazing your own trail.

 

Read Clinton’s Post

Why Every Entrepreneur Should be Blogging

 

Clinton’s Challenge; Go and ask someone a question that you’ve been losing sleep over.

 

Connect with Clinton

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 136 with Justin Lafazan where we discuss the youth movement in entrepreneurship and his tips for success.

Oct 10, 2016

For decades, radio was for many people the primary method of staying connected with the rest of the world. The ability to broadcast information over large distances constituted a major turning point in the course of human civilization, impacting everything from news and education to music and entertainment. Recent years have produced another shift: as technology has become more affordable and easy to use, listeners and creators around the world have been empowered to take more active roles in shaping our collective knowledge and interactions.

Three podcasters come together for a live recording of their respective shows. Thrival content partner Aaron Watson, from Going Deep with Aaron Watson, was joined by Marta on the Move’s Marta Mazzoni, and The Juice Crew 412 + Kelly Strayhorn Theater's Knowledge Build Hudson for a discussion on how this medium has impacted the way they learn, live, and engage with the world around them.

 

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Oct 5, 2016

Jean-Lévy ultimate player since 2002 and General Manager of the Montreal Ultimate Association from 2007 to 2012. Jean-Lévy comes from a family of ultimate players and is currently training the next generation. He was a Canadian Ultimate Championships gold medalist in 2009 and 2012.

 

Jean-Lévy has committed himself to training up and coming juniors.  He has coached the UQAM university team for three years and promotes junior development in the Montreal region. Ultimate is Jean-Lévy’s life: he is a passionate player and contributor.

 

http://www.goingdeepwithaaron.com/podcast

 

Connect with Jean-Lévy

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

Website

info@royalultimate.com

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 139 with Jim Gerencser where we discuss the Dallas Roughnecks, an AUDL championship, and the future of pro ultimate.

Oct 4, 2016

I'm Qxhna Titcomb and I've been playing disc sports since I was 5 years old. I went to Tufts University in Boston, played on Boston Brute Squad and am now on my second year on Seattle Riot. I have three older brothers and one older sister - they are the ones that inspire me to think bigger and be better. Together we have founded the ultimate frisbee apparel company Five Ultimate and are the owners of the men's professional team in Seattle called the Cascades. Most recently, I have been working on promoting women in ultimate via the All-Star Ultimate Tour. Check out www.AllStarUltimateTour.com to see what that's all about!

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My name is Leila Tunnell and I have been playing Ultimate for 17 years.  I grew up in Atlanta, GA, where I played for The Paideia School and with the Atlanta women's club team, Ozone.  In 2004 and 2006 I was selected for the U-20 Girls National Team, winning silver and gold respectively.  In college I played for UNC Chapel Hill, where I won the Callahan Award in 2011, and also helped start and played for the NC women's team Phoenix.  I have coached high school programs all over the east coast and have also worked as a counselor and now Assistant Director of the Nationals Ultimate Training Camp in Amherst, MA, for 10 years.  In 2014 I won the Kathy Pufahl Spirit Award for contribution to the sport, and in 2016 I was selected to play for the US Women's National Team at the World Ultimate and Guts Championships in London where we won a gold medal. I currently live in Amherst, MA, and play for the reigning national champions, Boston Brutesquad and also help coach the Amherst High School Boys Varsity team.

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My name is Octavia Payne, but many people call me Opi. I grew up mostly in Baltimore and I began playing ultimate at UPenn in 2007. I've played for a number of club teams, including a 5 year stint with DC Scandal with whom I won two national championships. I've also won a gold medal with the U.S. Mixed National Team at the 2013 World Games and with the U.S. Women's National Team at the 2016 World Ultimate and Guts Championship. I currently play on Denver Molly Brown.

 

Their Challenges

  1. Don’t shy away from being accountable.
  2. Find a storyline in women’s ultimate and follow it for a season.
  3. Have a conversation with your team about gender equity
  4. Watch one women's highlight video

 

Connect with Them

Facebook

Opi’s Twitter

Qxhna’s Twitter

All-star Website

genderequityactiongroup@gmail.com


If you liked this interview, check out episode 39 with Tim DeByl where we discuss the AUDL and Madison Radicals.

Oct 3, 2016

Richard Citrin, Ph.D., MBA brings more than 25 years of business leadership and consulting experience to his clients and their organizations, focusing on using a practical and pragmatic approach to his work.

 

His unique perspective on leadership development, talent management and resilience is based on the idea that by using strengths, assets, and skills, and by aligning them in a purposeful and powerful manner, real change occurs.

 

Early in his career, Richard worked on Wall Street where he loved the excitement and pace of the financial world, but he also saw how the impact of poor leadership, underutilization of employee capabilities and management overconfidence led to destructive workplaces. His observations helped him decide to pursue a Ph.D. in psychology.

 

Following his academic work, Richard began his business career. He built a successful healthcare business in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex in the 1990’s that he successfully sold to a national healthcare company. Richard oversaw multiple aspects of this acquisition and merger and helped the company develop new product lines that led to a tripling of valuation and their eventual purchase by one of the nation’s largest healthcare companies.

 

Richard’s Book

The Resilience Advantage: Stop Managing Stress and Find Your Resilience

 

Book Recommendation

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

 

Richard’s Challenge; Congratulate anyone who has lost their job. Practice being actively constructive.

 

Connect with Richard

LinkedIn

Twitter

Website

 

If you liked this interview, check out episode 88 with Sunny Lenarduzzi where we discuss gratitude, YouTube, and Snapchat.

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