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Inspire Excellence Podcast

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Managing Your Business Through A Crisis With Stephen Cilley, CEO of Ataraxis, Inc. //S2E27
What tools and processes can I utilize as a leader to remain calm and make effective decisions for my business during a time of crisis? How do I know where to start? What are trusted available resources? How do I best utilize the current COVID19 resources? How do I not just survive a crisis but set my business up for success after it passes? All these questions and more answered in this podcast episode with the CEO of Ataraxis, Inc. , Stephen Cilley.  Stephen has 20+ years as a business owner, owning and developing multiple businesses in the insurance claims, process management and professional employer industries. Having built the businesses from the ground up, working all aspects of the business at some point, Stephen has a great understanding of what it takes to own, run and manage not only the business, but also the people. “Help your people succeed in their positions, and they will help your company grow.” Stephens goal is to help other businesses succeed and grow. ---------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on the platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
41:44
April 2, 2020
Behavioral and Emotional Health Management During a Crisis with Jason Coombs //S2E26
"We can get through this."  With everything going on in the world including the COVID virus, natural disasters and so much more - Jason Coombs walks us through how we can manage behavioral and emotional health during a crisis. Jason describes his journey in his own words here, "I have effectively guided thousands of addicted individuals and their families out of the chaos and into recovery. I am a person in long-term recovery myself and so I've been there. I now lead a nationally accredited substance abuse treatment center, Brick House Recovery. I'm a professional TEDx speaker, consultant, and leadership expert." Brick House Recovery was established in 2014 when our founder noticed an aching need in the Treasure Valley community: high-quality, private, faith-based addiction recovery. Since that time, our goal has been to provide exceptional and effective treatment for adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. https://brickhouserecovery.com Get his book here: https://unhooked.brickhouserecovery.com ---------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on the platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
35:41
April 2, 2020
Idaho 6.5 Earthquake Update with KTVB’s Larry Gebert // S2E25
In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the largest earthquake in decades striked Idaho yesterday - what is there to worry about and what is next? The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in central Idaho at approximately 5:52 pm on Tuesday. The quake struck approximately 72 miles northeast of Boise, originating at a depth of 6.2 miles. No injuries or damage have so far been reported. The last time Idaho had been rocked by such a powerful quake was 36 years ago in 1983, when a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck east of the Lost River fault zone. Listen to this podcast to get the most up to date information from Larry as of April 1, 2020. Larry Gebert began his broadcasting career in 1977 working for a radio station while he was completing his degree at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. He began working in television the following year in Great Falls, Montana as a Sports Caster where he eventually became News Director in 1980. He also worked in Billings, Montana for 3 years before moving to Boise in 1983. Larry has been with Idaho's NewsChannel 7 since 1992 working as a meteorologist. Larry's family includes wife Julie and sons Austin, Michael and David. When he is not in the KTVB studio predicting the weather, Larry is very active in the community. His hobbies include water skiing, scuba diving, and coaching youth sports. ---------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on the platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
22:31
April 1, 2020
Responding With Leadership During a Crisis & Key Financial Advice For Families in Idaho with Kent Oram //S02EP24
The coronavirus pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on leaders in business and beyond. What is the best way to respond? What is some key financial advice to get through a time of crisis? Kent Oram has some answers for us.  Kent Oram is the CEO of Idaho Central Credit Union, one of the fastest growing credit unions in the Nation. He oversees the overall operation of the Credit Union including budget administration, management of security, safety, and soundness, ensures compliance with Federal and state regulations, and implements programs to keep the Credit Union competitive in the financial industry.   Kent began his career in 1984 as the Data Processing Manager, and in 1986 was promoted to Executive Vice President. He has been in his current position as CEO since 2007. Kent believes the key to a successful organization is employee engagement and is on a journey to build a culture at Idaho Central that is world class. Team members have embraced Kent's vision and Idaho Central Credit Union was named Best Place to Work in Idaho five consecutive years; 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. He was also named as a CEO of Influence by the Idaho Business Review in 2018. ICCU is currently constructing a 125,000-square-foot five-story office building is located on I-84 and Eagle Rd in Meridian, Idaho. BVA Development is the project developer. Enjoy this podcast - Kent is dynamic and engaging! There is a lot to learn from him. ----------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
31:20
April 1, 2020
How To Access The Stimulus Package with Ryan Cleverley //S2E23
President Donald Trump on Friday, March 27, 2020 signed the massive $2 trillion stimulus package into law during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office. Who will get what and when from the $2 trillion relief package?? Ryan Cleverley gives us clarity and updates on the information you need to know.  As the CFO and COO of BVA, Ryan brings an array of experience to the company. While attending Boise State University and earning his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, he worked for Key Bank gaining a basic understanding of the financial system and its effects on the business world. Upon graduation, Ryan went to work for Arthur Andersen as an auditor, working closely with both large public companies and small private companies. This experience would prove valuable to his career and built upon on his finance and accounting base. After leaving the world of public accounting, he jumped into the media business, working for the local NBC affiliate, KTVB Channel 7 in Boise, Idaho. He worked as both the Controller and Human Resources Manager, both of which provided incredible experiences that would enhance both his work and personal life. He also has worked for other companies in similar roles before joining MWI Veterinary Supply, a publicly traded company. In 2013, Ryan joined Gardner Company as the VP of Asset Management, overseeing asset management, property management, human resources, construction costs, among other areas. He feels that his extensive background across multiple industries and job experiences uniquely qualify him to help BVA become a successful development company. In his free time, Ryan has dedicated his time to family, God and community. He enjoys watching his five children alongside his wife, Richelle, participate in various sports and navigate the journey of life. There is nothing more fulfilling than spending time with family while serving others and helping out where he can. ------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!  Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...  Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...  Submit a Nomination for the Inspire Excellence Awards: www.inspireexcellenceidaho.org/nominations
20:30
March 30, 2020
Treating COVID-19 On The Front Lines With Dr. Torres In Blaine County //S2E22
With more than 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Blaine County, Idaho - it now has more cases of COVID-19 per capita than anywhere in the U.S.A.. At least fourteen of the cases involve health care workers and at least two people have died from COVID-19. Some of the West's first known COVID-19 cases came from ski resorts that draw visitors from around the world. While resort towns like this can typically house a lot of tourists, St. Luke's only has 25 hospital beds. The hospital has had dozens of COVID-related admissions and ultimately shut down except for the emergency department.  Dr. Jim Torres Is on the front lines as an ER doctor in Blaine County. Jim graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University in 1985. Dr. Torres II works in Ketchum, ID and 2 other locations and specializes in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Torres II is affiliated with St Luke's Boise Medical Center, St Luke's Meridian Medical Center and St Luke's Wood River Medical Center. ------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-... Submit a Nomination for the Inspire Excellence Awards: www.inspireexcellenceidaho.org/nominations
26:35
March 30, 2020
Commercial Real Estate with Denny Wagstaff //S2E21
Denman (“Denny”) Wagstaff is a commercial real estate specialist who has enjoyed a long, entrepreneurial career in the restaurant industry. He uses this vast experience to benefit his commercial clients in their search for Boise real estate.  Starting out at age 21, Denny, purchased his first income property with his wife, Alyce. It was a unique “fixer upper” opportunity that they lived in, remodeled, and “flipped”. Since then, they have purchased and leased millions of dollar worth of properties in several states learning the importance of Location, Location, Location. He has developed several shopping centers from the ground up, and has a development team that can help take that special piece of property from just a vision to a profitable reality; walking you through the process of planning, designing, and building your residential or commercial project.  Personal: Married to Alyce Wagstaff for over 41 years. His family includes 3 sons, 3 daughters and 13 grandchildren. Education: University of Utah, Finance & Business Major   Experience:  Wagstaff Management Corp (KFC Franchisee) – owned and operated 80 restaurants 1996---2012; President of Wagstaff Development Corp - 2004 to present; CEO of Ultimate Sevens, LLC - 2012 to present. Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill, Boise Area (4 locations); Commercial Specialist at Amherst Madison Realtors Eagle Idaho. ------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-... Teens 2 Trades: www.inspireexcellenceidaho.org/teens2trades Summit a Nomination for the Inspire Excellence Awards: www.inspireexcellenceidaho.org/nominations
42:03
March 23, 2020
Idaho Innovation with John Williamson //S2E20
"I see the world of business as one of not problems and constraints, but one of challenging opportunities where solutions may simply not yet be visible. The exciting aspect of life is working to bring these solutions into focus for the benefit and reward of community, business, and self-experience. Together we can START, FIND MONEY, CHANGE THE WORLD for Idaho and Idaho entrepreneurs." John Williamson is an experienced senior executive with a strong passion to serve Idaho and grow our business community. Nearly 3 decades of experience in finance and business with strong skills in leadership, relationship strategy, enterprise solutions, B2B negotiations, growing markets, and value based selling techniques. Through the COBE Funding Accelerator (A partnership between the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University and VentureCapital.Org) John is building a program to assist emerging entrepreneurs in successfully navigating the “Valley of Death” funding gaps by offering strategies to more quickly attain critical access to capital. By aligning the wisdom of VentureCapital.Org’s exceptional mentor network, the emerging talents within The Boise State University student body, and the innovation and creativity of our entrepreneurial community we will strengthen and grow the Idaho economy for generations to come. Enjoy this episode! ------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-... Teens 2 Trades: www.inspireexcellenceidaho.org/teens2trades Summit a Nomination before March 31, 2020: www.inspireexcellenceidaho.org/nominations
40:46
March 16, 2020
Connecting Idaho Teens 2 Trades in Our Community - Tom Luna // S2E19
In this episode we discuss the Inspire Excellence Non profit and how we can help connect Idaho's teens to inspiring career paths. Tom Luna is the former Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction. He served in this position from 2011 to 2015. He was elected to his first term as superintendent on November 7, 2006 and was sworn in the following January. He ran successfully for re-election in 2010.  After giving sincere consideration to running for re-election again in 2014, Luna ultimately decided not to pursue a third term as superintendent. He announced his retirement on January 27, 2014, and left office upon the expiration of his second term. He was succeeded by fellow Republican Sherri Ybarra, who won the open seat in the 2014 general election.  Luna graduated with his bachelors degree from Thomas Edison State College. He went on to serve as Senior Adviser to Secretary of Education Rod Paige from 2003 to 2005 and White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities Director from 2003 to 2004. In addition, Luna was Chairman of the Nampa School Board.  Before his election to statewide office, Luna made a career in the private sector as a businessman. He was President of Scales Unlimited Incorporated. The Inspire Excellence Nonprofit recognizes people that INSPIRE, UPLIFT, and SERVE. Submit a nomination for someone you know who deserves recognition for the excellence they inspire, both big and small, within their communities and sphere of influence. www.inspireexcellenceidaho.org/teens2trades ------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-... Teens 2 Trades: www.inspireexcellenceidaho.org/teens2trades Summit a Nomination before March 31, 2020: www.inspireexcellenceidaho.org/nominations
32:12
March 9, 2020
Inspire Excellence Awards/ Teens 2 Trades Announcement Podcast - S2E18
We are excited to announce the Inspire Excellence awards on May 13th @ 11:30am at JUMP and the Teens 2 Trades program! BVA Development (BVA) continues to change the landscape of the Treasure Valley by launching a non-profit, Inspire Excellence, focused on connecting Idaho teens to Idaho trades and industry. The tagline for BVA is “Inspire Excellence” and the non-profit work of the company began as soon as it was formed. Each year BVA hosts the Inspire Excellence Summit in Sun Valley to bring together thought leaders from the region to make a difference in their communities. In addition, BVA hosts a weekly podcast titled “Inspire Excellence” to tell the stories of those who INSPIRE, UPLIFT, and SERVE. The Inspire Excellence Nonprofit recognizes people that INSPIRE, UPLIFT, and SERVE. Submit a nomination for someone you know who deserves recognition for the excellence they inspire, both big and small, within their communities and sphere of influence. On May 13th , 2020, BVA will host the first annual Inspire Excellence Awards Luncheon at JUMP in Boise. The event is designed to bring recognition to those in our community that INSPIRE, UPLIFT, and SERVE. Throughout the year, people can submit nominations in the following categories: - INSPIRE: Leaders that never fail to motivate and inspire by their lofty vision, innovation, and work ethic. (Nomination Examples: Entrepreneurs, Visionaries, CEOs, Managers, etc.) - UPLIFT: Walking examples of how to live an inspiring life through small acts of kindness, consistent positive attitude, and hard work. (Nomination Examples: Everyday Heroes, Coworkers, Volunteers, etc.) - SERVE: Individuals with a service heart and who have chosen a career in the service of others. (Nomination Examples: Civic Servants, Teachers, Pastors, Nonprofit Employees, etc.) The top three nominees from each award category will be featured and recognized at the event. Each will be given an engraved award at the luncheon along with a $1,000 donation in their name to any 501c3 charity of their choice. Go to the website here: inspireexcellenceidaho.org 100% of proceeds raised from the Inspire Excellence Awards Event will go directly to the TEENS 2 TRADES program which provides direct pathways for Idaho’s at-risk teens into profitable and career-building trades within our community. Colleen Braga, Executive Director at Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County says, “We are an organization whose mission is to empower young people to reach their full potential as responsible, productive and caring citizens. we feel passionately that the TEENS 2 TRADES program is the next critical step in fulfilling that mission.” The TEENS 2 TRADES program is designed to: - Provide teens with direct pathways to trades and careers through skills training, internships, and apprenticeships. - Connect Idaho adolescents to local mentors in Idaho companies. - Offer career exploration and pathway counseling for at-risk youth. - Create early access to job training and education programs that help guide teens to productive and self-sufficient lives. - Provide a platform for local companies to engage and educate potential employees. - Offer courses to teens in financial literacy, work ethic, conflict resolution, job acquisition, time management, etc. Inspire Excellence is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization. Below is the current Board of Directors: Tommy Ahlquist - CEO of BVA Camille Blaylock - BVA Joan Boren - Director of Obsidian Foundation Ryan Cleverley - CFO of BVA Ken Cortez - Owner of Metalcraft Tammy de Weerd (Chairman) - Former Mayor Tom Luna - Partner at Strategos Troy McClain - CEO of Tovuti Kate Morris - President of KTVB Brandon Romero – Owner of Advanced Heating & Cooling David Turnbull – CEO of Brighton Bill Whitacre - Former CEO of Simplot Website: inspireexcellenceidaho.org
37:33
March 2, 2020
The Real Saratov Approach Missionary - Andrew Propst //S2E17
This story will shock you.  Just over 20 years ago, Andrew Propst and Travis Tuttle were kidnapped, held for ransom for five days and let go while serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Saratov, Russia. Propst and Tuttle’s story goes far beyond a miraculous ransom survival story, which is why Garrett Batty contacted them to make a movie, “The Saratov Approach,” out of their shared experience.  As the Associate Producer of the Saratov Approach, Andy Propst helped fund, write, promote, and deliver a national theatrical release of a full-length motion picture that won multiple awards and returned an IRR to its investors of more than 1000%.  Andy Propst is now the CEO of HomeRiver Group, a Meridian company that has acquired a half-dozen property management companies around the nation in the last two years and now manages nearly 5,000 rentals in 20 states. Andy has over 15 years of experience both in residential and commercial real estate management. Past President and Owner of Park Place Property Management, a Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC®), in Boise, Idaho. Andrew has illustrated throughout his career his resolute commitment to delivering first-class results for clients, as well as consistently improving efficiencies and operations across his companies. Industry knowledge and a keen focus on technology has been a major priority for Andy. He has obtained three of the leading industry designations: Certified Property Manager® (CPM®) from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), Master Property Manager ® (MPM®) and Residential Management Professional ® (RMP®), both from the National Association of Residential Property Managers ® NARPM®.  Volunteerism has been a major focus and joy for Andy, from service on the National Board of Directors of NARPM® for six years as a Regional Vice President, to National Treasurer, National President-Elect, and then his election as President of The National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®) in 2015. www.homeriver.com/team Enjoy this episode and share with us your thoughts on social media @bvadev! -------------------------------------------------------  About the Podcast:  Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. www.bvadev.com/podcast Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
47:25
February 24, 2020
The Power of Leading with Weakness - Scott Lamm // S2E16
This episode is filled with nuggets of pure gold.  Compelling story telling, persuasive speeches and vital life advice are all found throughout this episode.  One of the things Scott Lamm teaches us in this podcast is tactical advice on approaching life and business by leading with your weaknesses. Scott helps lead a discussion with this powerful principal and then explains how it can build into our authenticity day to day.  Scott Lamm is the President of SC Lamm & Associates, Inc., a private investment and consulting firm. Formerly with Morgan Stanley, Scott has lectured globally since 2003 throughout North America, Europe, Asia & the Middle East, as well as Australia and New Zealand on both Real Estate and Global Securities markets. Scott is a multi-disciplined professional, with broad expertise in nearly all aspects of real estate, management, mass audience communication, global financial markets, as well as internal and external training and coaching programs delivered across multiple direct to consumer channels. While Scott continues to lecture, his personal passions are deeply rooted in mentoring families, individuals & businesses through the process of identifying and implementing best practice methods to achieving dynamic and lasting Change, both personally & financially. Scott proudly serves on the National Advisory Council at Speak Your Silence, SpeakYourSilence.org, a non-profit providing free counseling to adults overcoming the stigma of childhood sexual abuse trauma. While overhead and staff is funded entirely by private donors and partners, 100% of public donations and profits from The Stitch fund counseling programs. Scott also serves as an Advisory Board Member at Breathe Global & it’s Breathe LHC treatment facilities, one of the nations premier treatment providers. Breathe LHC treatment teams deliver 21st Century solutions to treat Drug + Alcohol Addiction, Binge Eating Disorders & Co-Occurring issues at their campuses in Gramercy Park (NYC), Laurel Canyon (LA) and Palmer Park (Detroit). Scott has been married for 31+ years, has 3 adult children, 2 granddaughters & since 2007 has split his time between the USA and Australia. Contact Scott Lamm here: www.scottlamm.com/contact-scott/ ------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
55:21
February 20, 2020
Living Unfrozen with Nathan Ogden //S2E15
Nathan Ogden knew his life to be near perfect with two young children, a wonderful wife of four years, and a successful career. Then at 26 years old, life presented a drastic challenge three days before Christmas in 2001. Searching for adventure on a snow-capped mountain would soon have Nathan trading in his skis for a wheelchair. Coming off a ski jump wrong he was instantly paralyzed and diagnosed as a quadriplegic, not able to swallow or even breathe on his own. There was too much to live for so he battled through setbacks and obstacles with intense therapy. Nathan returned to work full time, was able to drive again, and embraced his new life from a seated position with the motto of “We Believe”. He was getting much stronger and knew he would walk again. Through intense therapy and pain over the next year he recovered nearly half of his body function and began working full-time again. Just as life seemed “normal” again Nathan experienced another devastating neck break that robbed him the use of his hands, triceps, and any regained movement from the chest down. By staring his excuses in the eye he found new legs to live life standing taller. Today, he is a highly sought after inspirational keynote speaker, trainer and author of the book, Unfrozen. Nathan has taught thousands in business, organizations, nonprofits and schools how to conquer their fears and move from paralysis to progress through eliminating excuses in their professional and personal lives. Nathan instantly connects with his audience and delivers invaluable principles they can relate to and act upon. Since his second neck break he has experienced snow skiing, snorkeling, skydiving, completing a half triathlon and most recently rappelling off a 150 foot cliff. Nathan resides in Boise, Idaho with his wife, Heather, and together they enjoy raising their four children. His courage and determination give hope and power to all who know and hear his message. Learn more here: http://nathanogden.com ------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
1:17:18
February 10, 2020
ICCU and Kent Oram //S2E14
Kent Oram is the CEO of Idaho Central Credit Union, one of the fastest growing credit unions in the Nation. He oversees the overall operation of the Credit Union including budget administration, management of security, safety, and soundness, ensures compliance with Federal and state regulations, and implements programs to keep the Credit Union competitive in the financial industry.  Kent began his career in 1984 as the Data Processing Manager, and in 1986 was promoted to Executive Vice President. He has been in his current position as CEO since 2007. Kent believes the key to a successful organization is employee engagement and is on a journey to build a culture at Idaho Central that is world class. Team members have embraced Kent's vision and Idaho Central Credit Union was named Best Place to Work in Idaho five consecutive years; 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. He was also named as a CEO of Influence by the Idaho Business Review in 2018. ICCU is currently constructing a 125,000-square-foot five-story office building is located on I-84 and Eagle Rd in Meridian, Idaho. BVA Development is the project developer.  Enjoy this podcast - Kent is dynamic and engaging! There is a lot to learn from him.  ----------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
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February 3, 2020
Surviving a Plane Crash with Nate Calvin // S2E13
This is not a regular Inspire Excellence podcast episode.  This episode goes deeply into the specifics of the event of a plane crash that involved only one survivor, Nate Calvin. Nate was in a private plane, when travesty struck. "...the wingtip struck a tree. The plane spun around, hit a stand of pine trees and broke in half." The L-IV's fuselage impacted inverted, about 50 feet east of the runway with the tail, separated, about 30 feet behind it. Both wings were sheared off and a wingtip was found "lodged about 6 feet high in a pine trunk." This is the first time ever that this story has been shared publicly and in this amount of detail.  Nate walks us through the series of events that happened before, during and after this tragic event. His story will have you listening to every word as he helps us visualize what it's really like to be in a plane crash. As a pilot himself, his understanding and breakdown of this event gives a unique perspective on this compelling story. Nate Calvin is the CEO/President of Aero LEDs.  AeroLEDs was formed in 2005 with the intent to redefine aviation lighting as it existed for the last 50 years. With great attention to engineering function balanced with due consideration to product form, they have redefined the expectations of what and how aircraft lighting will be judged.  **This podcast episode was recorded and had the publish date set before the helicopter crash involving Kobe Bryant and others. We pray for their families and hope all of us hug those around us just a little bit tighter. God bless.  ----------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
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January 27, 2020
Rapid Rope on Shark Tank // S2E12
Chris and Geanie Rodgers started Rapid Rope with an idea and a dream 8 years ago, now they are watching their dream come to life after recently landing a deal on ABC's Shark Tank. This Idaho based family business is a great example of what working hard and doing good looks like.  Rapid Rope is designed for everyone and for almost every task, from tying your Christmas tree on your car to tying down a trailer of goods. Their product is designed to give you the most efficient way to store and use rope. Chris developed the idea after working as an electrical lineman in Idaho for over 20 years. He uses rope a lot in his day-to-day tasks. On Sunday,” Chris and Geanie showed the sharks how to survive a zombie apocalypse and tugged at the sharks hearts in the process. With lifetime sales of $172,000, and personal investment of $115,000 their own savings, Chris and Geanie, asked for $200,000 for 20% of their company.  Chris had planned to quit his job, but the family needed the continued support. They are parents to five children, including a 12-year-old boy adopted from Ethiopia who was sick with colitis. Geanie quit her job as a nurse to take care of him. The couple built a school in their son’s name and did a fund run to raise money to help children in Africa. As Chris and Geanie went on to experience "the most nerve wracking, and most surreal moment of our lives" in the Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran went on to give them the $200,000, for 30%of their company.  "Our goal was to be ourselves, make our family proud and stick to our core values and beliefs and let it all fall into place. Our main drive at making our company successful is to be able to give back. We believe that if we live our passion and make our community, state, country and world a better place than we have done our part." Chris and Geanie Rodgers of Rapid Rope landed a deal in the Shark Tank - why can't it happen to you? All you small business owners and entrepreneurs, be encouraged by this! Keep after it. Get yourself some Rapid Rope with the Shark Tank deal pricing: https://rapidrope.com ----------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
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January 20, 2020
Making Change with Kevin Miller // S2E11
Kevin Miller is a conservative American talk radio host and political pundit who has been featured on various national news programs, including The Today Show, Leeza Gibbons, CNN, and MSNBC. Miller has also been featured in The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun. Kevin  is currently the host of KIDO’s “Kevin Miller in the Morning” show every weekday from 5 – 9am. Miller’s show originates from the KIDO studios as he wakes up the Treasure Valley with his unique blend of humor, politics and conservative outlook. He offers an experienced voice about local, national and international issues to the Treasure Valley. For Kevin, every morning is an opportunity to serve listeners who count on him being there to inform and support them on issues that matter in their lives. Kevin was also the co-host of BVA's Inspire Excellence Podcast with Tommy Ahlquist for Season 1. Kevin is now embarking on a path to make significant changes in his life mentally and physically. Kevin is looking to make improvements that will have a lasting impact on his health. This episode we dive into who Kevin truly is and why he is choosing to make these changes at this time in his life. Are you looking to make improvements or changes in your life? This episode can help you gain another perspective geared towards mental and physical health. Join us this year as we support Kevin on his road of life impacting improvements.  ----------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
41:59
January 13, 2020
Local Scouts Earn All 137 Merit Badges //S2E10
Tyler and Blake Nelson have accomplished something only a select few have done, they've earned all 137 merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts of America. These 15 year old, twin brothers joined the rare and exclusive club of being one of the few Boy Scouts to collect every merit badge, which includes everything from bugling to geology. These Treasure Valley kids have set an example for all of us for setting and achieving personal goals.  As we kick off the first week of 2020, hearing this example of goal achieving can help us better understand the payoff of persevering. "It's really cool because we're gonna hopefully look back 20 years from now and remember the things that we've learned and the experiences we've had and memories that we can pass down to our kids and hopefully inspire them," Blake said. This interview is full of motivation, impactful stories, and valuable lessons learned while going after goals. Listen and then share with us your thoughts on social media! @bvadev ----------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-... 
18:46
January 6, 2020
2020 New Year Goal Setting with 3X Gold Medal Olympian - Kristin Armstrong //S2E9
Are you ready for the New Year?! 2020 is here.  We could not think of a better way to ring in the New Year than by bringing in the most decorated U.S. women's cyclist of all time and the best time-trialist in sports history. Kristin is a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, two-time World Champion and has won six U.S. National Championships. This episode will fuel the fire in you and kick off the New Year in a big way! No matter what industry you are in or what you do, you will feel motivated to do more and truly improve your quality of life after listening to this episode.  As we dive into episode, we map out how to build your Net Worth in 2020, how to stay accountable to your goals, how to get through hard times in your life, and many many more tips and tricks that will help you pave the path for your own success.  Kristin is the only female U.S. athlete to win the same event (time trial) in three consecutive Olympic Summer Games, taking home the gold medal in Beijing (2008), London (2012) and Rio (2016). Additionally, Kristin became the oldest female cyclist in history to win an Olympic medal when she won gold in Rio, one day before her 43rd birthday. Kristin graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. She spends her free time on public speaking engagements and is opening 4 new PIVOT Fitness + Lifestyle by KA facilities between 2019-2020. Kristin is married to Joe Savola and they have a six-year-old son named Lucas. Kristin and her family continue to reside in Boise, Idaho. Learn more about PIVOT here: https://www.pivotbyka.com ----------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
43:46
December 30, 2019
The Ultimate Christmas Episode with Mayor Nancolas //S2E8
Merry Christmas!!  We hope you are enjoying this time of year with your families and loved ones.  This is our Ultimate Christmas Episode!!! We have Mayor Nancolas on our show from the City of Caldwell and discuss faith, family, love, and community focused around this time of year. Heart-warming stories are shared, discussion about the reason for the season, and activity ideas for your family are all shared. We also highlight downtown Caldwell, Idaho and explore what makes Caldwell so magical this time of year.  The City of Caldwell is set to use over one million LED lights in its 12th annual Winter Wonderland celebration. “The display of Winter Wonderland is truly like no other in the Treasure Valley, let alone the Western United States,” said Mayor Garret Nancolas. “It’s spectacular to see families enjoying the lights, time together and the community coming together each year. It’s what Caldwell is all about.”  The light display started in 2007 with just 20,000 lights and has now grown to over one million. More from the City of Caldwell on Winter Wonderland: "In addition to the tree and creek lighting, Winter Wonderland Festival attendees can also participate in family-friendly activities throughout downtown from 5 to 10 p.m. Indian Creek Plaza will host free pictures with Santa in addition to skating on Idaho’s only Ice Ribbon and Rink (normal fees apply). Characters from the Frozen 2 film, including a live reindeer, will be holding a meet and greet at The Luxe Reel Theatre. Carolers, choirs, musicians, and bands will be placed throughout downtown performing holiday music. Main Street and 7th Avenue will be turned into a food court and market with over 15 food and 50 good vendors. Caldwell’s historic train depot will also be open to tour and our downtown businesses and restaurants will be open." Parking will be available at the O'Connor Field House, also known as the Caldwell Events Center. Learn more about Caldwell here: https://www.cityofcaldwell.org/home Learn more about BVA here: https://www.bvadev.com ----------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
25:30
December 23, 2019
*GIVEAWAY WINNER & Farewell to Mayor Tammy //S2E7
**UPDATE - the giveaway is over! The winner has been selected. Thank you for all that participated.  We did a giveaway partnered with Roaring Springs, Wahooz and Hello Meridian where we gave away:  - 2  Ultimate Unlimited Day Passes to Wahooz Family Fun Zone - 2 day passes to Roaring Springs - Hello Meridian swag and surprises - $300 VISA Gift Card for your last minute Christmas shopping!  The winner was announced on a livestream on our Facebook and Instagram profiles. Stay engaged with us on social media at @bvadev to watch for future giveaways and enjoy daily content! This weeks episode we had Mayor Tammy de Weerd on our show to celebrate her 16 years of service as Mayor of Meridian, Idaho! As a fourth-generation Idahoan, Tammy has lived in Meridian and been an active volunteer in the community for more than two decades, serving the citizens of Meridian in an array of voluntary and elected capacities. She brings to the office extensive experience as an elected official, community advocate, civic volunteer, and businesswoman. While in office Mayor Tammy has served on a number of statewide organizations, regional boards and commissions, including president of the Association of Idaho Cities and chair of the Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho. She is a strong advocate for regional solutions on a number of issues that challenge our valley – primarily transportation, economic development, drug prevention, and air quality. Recognizing the city’s greatest asset – the talents of its people – she works along with the leaders of business, education, youth, seniors, and the faith community. We would like to say HUGE THANK YOU to Mayor Tammy for her valiant service and true care for the people in our community.  ----------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
28:28
December 18, 2019
Apple CEO, Tim Cook and Ivanka Trump visit Idaho School District with Jeff Dillon // S2E6
Every student learns at their own pace and at their own level. With recent visits from Apple CEO, Tim Cook and Ivanka Trump, there are some incredible things going on in The Wilder School district. Jeff Dillon and the Wilder School District is truly innovating education through disruption. Jeff Dillon is the Wilder School District Superintendent and Principal. This episode, we go behind the scenes with Jeff and dive into all that is being accomplished in Wilder. Make sure to buy tickets to the movie their students made airing at the Egyptian Theater in Boise on December 15th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wizard-of-oz-premiere-tickets-83253452317 Jeff Dillon was raised in Wilder, Idaho on a small farm. Attended Holmes Elementary for kindergarten through sixth grade then transferred to Greenleaf Friends Academy and graduated in 1984. He then went to Washington where he earned his undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University. He has served many communities as a Pastor and Youth Pastor for 17 years. Following his passion for teaching, he returned to school and in 2001 he received his Masters degree in Teaching from Heritage University and taught Middle School Science and Reading in a Title 1 District. Most recently, Mr. Dillon has successfully led his team to a partnership with the Apple Corporation in being identified as an Apple ConnectED school district. This partnership has brought to the District a commercial upgrade in technology infrastructure, professional development for all staff, iPads for all students PreK-12, and internal controls to support and monitor all devices 24/7. This increased technology has allowed the district to lead the state in innovation, offering success for every student in providing a district wide personalized competency-based education environment. In 2016 Mr. Dillon was invited to the White House for a conversation with Leading Districts in Innovations in Personalized Learning. In addition to his leadership within the District, Jeff is the Chairman for Idaho Association of School Administrators Legislative Priorities Committee; member of the AASA Personalized Learning Cohort; AASA Collaborative; AASA Rural Superintendents Steering Committee; Strategic Advisory Committee; Board-Savvy Superintendent; Co-owner of a consulting company, Rural American Resources for Education; and is a national education leadership speaker. Most recently Jeff has presented at the Idaho Title 1 Conference, Global MindED Education Conference and the Atlantic Education Summit in Washing DC. As the school district looks forward to the release of their full length movie, please come out and support! It took a small army of young voice actors from Idaho schools to perform the 15 roles for the animated characters for The WonderGrove Wizard of Oz! Students auditioned for the roles, the casting team chose the voice actors, then the actors memorized their lines, rehearsed and brought each character to life with a quality performance.They created the beautiful backgrounds and animated the characters. We'll look forward to sharing, Dorothy, a sixth grader, worried about going to middle school, with our audience. Come, bring your children and follow the yellow brick road with us, at The Historic Egyptian Theater . Buy tickets to the movie their students made airing at the Egyptian Theater in Boise on December 15th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wizard-of-oz-premiere-tickets-83253452317 Follow along with our podcast by subscribing and connecting here: https://www.bvadev.com/podcast
49:59
December 9, 2019
Living Legacy with Tom Sr. // S2E5
"Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people." — Peter Strople This weeks episode, we sit down with Tom Ahlquist, Sr,  the VP Construction at BVA Development and father of Tommy Ahlquist. At some point in your career you reach a point where you no longer need to include a bio.  In this podcast, we dive into what it means to live a legacy and pass it on to future generation and we have Tom Sr. explain some of his  "Tom-isms". You'll love the back and forth between our guest and co-hosts. This lively conversation is filled with real life stories and meaningful lessons.  Heads up - this episode does have a few cuss words.... but it is fairly limited. Enjoy!  www.bvadev.com ----------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! www.bvadev.com Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-... www.bvadev.com
31:34
December 2, 2019
Thanksgiving 2019 with Rev Bill Roscoe and BRMM // S2E4
Happy Thanksgiving!!!  NO-ONE should be out sleeping in the cold tonight. NO-ONE should be left without a meal tonight.  There are so many opportunities to serve in the community and at the BRMM there are more ways then one. Founded in 1958, Boise Rescue Mission Ministries is a nonprofit organization committed to meeting the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of homeless and addicted individuals in the Boise and Nampa, ID areas. Thier sole purpose is to see the lives of men, women and children in our community truly transformed. They have been restoring faith, hope and family across the Treasure Valley since 1958. This week's episode we have Rev Bill Roscoe from the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries on our show. Throughout the show you will learn about the Boise Rescue Mission Ministries and what you can do to help out this time of year, hear impactful and uplifting stories and learn what you can do as you go through ups and downs in your own life.  What are you Thankful for? This time of year we invite you to share your gratitude and serve someone around you.  BRMM Website: https://boiserm.org ----------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-... BRMM Website: https://boiserm.org
41:06
November 28, 2019
SEMA 2019: The Rubber Hits The Road with Jeff Buck // S2E3
The Inspire Excellence podcast went to SEMA 2019!! The SEMA Show is a yearly event that takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, the automotive industry's best and brightest manufacturers and retailers get together to debut all of the hottest car parts in one place. We sat down with Jeff Buck, owner of Buck's 4x4 in Boise, Idaho and dove into the projects he and his team built for SEMA 2019.  Buck’s 4x4 has been family owned and operated by the Buck family since 1966. Buck's 4x4 has consistently been voted the #1 Off-Road Center in Idaho. They offer complete Custom Builds as well as anything Jeep, Truck, and SUV related to help your off-road adventure or lifestyle. Bucks sells top quality on & off-Road accessories, Suspension, Tires, Wheels, Bumpers, Winches, Recovery Gear, Jeep Products, Performance accessories, Truck Accessories, Steps, and much more.  In this episode we also dive into the ups and downs of what it means to be a small business owner in Idaho today, share personal stories of building a business and motivational stories that will inspire you.  www.bucks4x4.com https://www.bvadev.com/podcast ----------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At:  Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
37:36
November 18, 2019
Veterans Day with Navy Seal Anthony Baker // S2E2
Happy Veterans Day! Today we honor all military veterans that have served in the United States Armed Forces. We would like to thank all those that are currently serving and would like to pause and remember all those who have given their lives for our country.  Todays guest is Captain Anthony Baker. Anthony Baker is a native of Annapolis, Maryland, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and recently moved to Boise, ID. He has his Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, graduating from the Naval War College in 2007. His operational tours include: ·  SEAL Team TWO and SEAL Team EIGHT ·  Deployed to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East Platoon Commander and Operations Officer at SEAL Team ONE ·  Task Unit Commander at Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF) Unit Commander/Executive Officer at SEAL Team SEVEN. ·  Special Operations Forces (SOF) support to Afghanistan. ·  Deployed Kabul, AFG in support of International Security and Assistance SOF ·  Commanded SOCOM’s Joint Acquisition Task Force-TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit), leading SOF Operators, engineers, and acquisition professionals in the development of a next generation combat suit. He was awarded: ·  Superior Service Medal ·  Bronze Star Medal (with Combat V) ·  Defense Meritorious Service Medal ·  Meritorious Service Medal ·  Joint Service Commendation Medal ·   Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards) ·   Joint Service Achievement Medal (three awards) ·   Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (three awards) ·  Combat Action Ribbon (three awards) In this episode you will learn leadership and management skills from a military and business perspective, the number one thing Anthony wishes Americans would know about our military and so much more! Please like, comment, subscribe and send in any suggestions you have about this episode or season!  -----------------------------------------------------------  Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!  Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...  Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
56:36
November 11, 2019
Leadership Under Fire with Pat Sewall // S2E1
Season 2 of the Inspire Excellence podcast is now live! We have a new studio, new co-host and a bunch of new guests lined up! Our first guest is Pat Sewall. Pat is currently the CEO and Founder of Forsta, Inc., a software company that builds tools that make it easy to add Secure Encrypted messaging into other applications. This episode you will learn why there’s never been a better time to start a company in the Treasure Valley. The wealth of knowledge Pat brought to the table was incredible. Pat shares with us some of his leadership tips that will transform your business, he also explains why he hasn't been too public with his successful career.  Pat is a serial entrepreneur, starting several technology companies including the most notable being Cradlepoint, where he was CEO and Chairman of the Board until 2012. Pat is passionate about start-ups and technology. Pat willingly shares his time and expertise with the next generation of founders to help them better navigate the challenges of building a successful business. He is an active Angel investor within the Treasure Valley. Pat is also an avid outdoorsman, spending his spare time hunting, hiking and fishing Idaho’s great outdoors. Pat holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Iowa and a MS in Computing Science from the University of California, Davis. His wife, Laura is a professor at Boise State. He has two children – son Matt and daughter Leigh.  ----------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-... Companies mentioned in podcast:  https://forsta.io https://cradlepoint.com
1:12:09
November 4, 2019
What is the INL? #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 28
What is the INL??? Idaho National Laboratory (or INL) is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development… and it’s located directly between Boise and Idaho Falls!  Since 1949 the INL has been home to continuous nuclear and energy research, including naval testing and experimental nuclear reactors. This 890 square mile site operates as a multi-program facility offering science-based nuclear and energy research, education, supercomputing, national defense, and environmental cleanup. The cleanup activities at INL are overseen by the U.S Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Much of the current knowledge about how nuclear reactors behave and misbehave was discovered at what is now Idaho National Laboratory.  CEO of BVA Development and host of the Inspire Excellence Podcast, Tommy Ahlquist, invited Amy Lientz on the show to give awareness to the INL and hopefully educate more people on what the INL does. It is not too far from the Treasure Valley and truly does some incredible things - listen in to hear more!  -----------------------------------------------------------   Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!       Follow Us Online At:        Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...         Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...         Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
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June 20, 2019
Fatherhood #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 27
Happy Fathers Day!  This episode came by way of request.  CEO of BVA and host of The Inspire Excellence podcast, Tommy Ahlquist, received an email from a young dad a few weeks ago requesting to have an episode that was focused on a discussion of how to be a better father. Tommy says he knew exactly who to bring on the show as guests.  Peter Oliver and Brady Peterson are two Treasure Valley dads that have different perspectives for how they operate as a father in their family with their spouses. Get to know them and learn from their life experiences in this episode. Our hope is that you will be able to take something away from this episode that will make a lasting impact on your life. We do understand that not all homes have fathers or have the best father figures, but there is something that everyone can learn by listening to this episode.  -----------------------------------------------------------   Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!       Follow Us Online At:        Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...         Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...         Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
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June 13, 2019
Kekoa Nawahine #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 26
Kekoa Nawahine is living his dream.  We sat down with Kekoa and dove into his inspiring story of dealing with life struggles, and making tough decisions to get him where he is today. As a Boise State football player, he once shared the dream with hundreds of kids around the Treasure Valley to play college ball - now he is living it. What's it like to play football for Boise State? Listen to this episode and find out. Kekoa is leaving it all on the field for his senior year of BSU football. Get to know Kekoa and see what he is like on and off the field - you are sure to be impressed.  -----------------------------------------------------------    Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!       Follow Us Online At:        Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...         Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/         Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/           Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev         LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...         Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
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June 6, 2019
Bob Kustra #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 25
"This has been the best job of my life." Dr. Bob Kustra recently stepped down as president of Boise State University after serving for 15 years as the Boise State University President. During his presidency at BSU , Bob led the university in a time of dynamic growth in student enrollment, graduate college and doctoral programs, new construction, fundraising and research. In this episode we reflect on the past, talk about what Bob is doing now and what is to come.  With a long and distinguished career in public service, Dr. Kustra served two terms as Illinois lieutenant governor following 10 years in the legislature. He also chaired the Illinois Board of Higher Education, responsible for funding and oversight of the state’s nine public universities. Dr. Kustra’s background in radio includes four years as host of a talk show on WLS-AM in Chicago and now he is the host of the weekly Boise State Public Radio Show - "Reader's Corner". Listen to this episode to hear so much more! -----------------------------------------------------------   Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!     Follow Us Online At:      Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...       Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/       Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/         Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev        LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...       Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
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May 30, 2019
Jason Coombs #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 24
Jason Coombs has effectively guided thousands of addicted individuals and their families out of the chaos and into recovery. Jason is also in long-term recovery himself. He now leads a nationally accredited substance abuse treatment center, Brick House Recovery. Jason is a professional TEDx speaker, consultant, and leadership expert. He has recently released his book "Unhooked" that helps people learn how to help addicted loved ones and gives guidance on how to achieve long-term recovery quickly and affordably! Purchase a copy here: https://unhooked.brickhouserecovery.com/ -----------------------------------------------------------   Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!     Follow Us Online At:      Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...       Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/       Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/         Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev        LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...       Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
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May 23, 2019
Korey Hall #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 23
Korey grew up on a small farm and ranch in Glenns Ferry, ID. His success was a result of a great family, great friends and the support of a close knit community. After graduating high school, he attended Boise State University. Korey graduated with a degree in Construction Management while also starting four years as an inside linebacker for the Broncos. He finished his collegiate career with a win over Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, one of the greatest college football games ever played. He went on to play four years with the Green Bay Packers and started at fullback in the 2011 Super Bowl win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He finished his last season in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. One of the biggest benefits of this experience was the intangible value of being part of great teams and understanding what’s possible when individuals come together and create something greater than themselves. The same holds true for business, people don’t follow companies, they follow great leaders. Korey started his career in the construction industry with Engineered Structures Inc. where he was a Project Engineer on multiple commercial and medical related jobs. He later moved on as a Project Manager and contributed to projects such as City Center Plaza, Boise Centre Expansion and the Boise State University Fine Arts building. As a Construction Manager for BVA Development, Korey is committed to assisting in the construction division expansion that will grow to accommodate the rapidly developing commercial industry. He prides himself on having the drive and tenacity to overcome any obstacles in his path and always welcomes future challenges. Korey has very high expectations for his professional career but his family is the foundation and focus of his priorities. He was married in 2011 to his wife Jennie and they have two small girls, Leila and Josslyn. They are the primary motivation of his relentless pursuit of excellence.
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May 15, 2019
Gary Raney #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 22
Gary Raney retired from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office in Boise (ID) after serving for more than 30 years, the last 10 as the elected sheriff. He became nationally known for having innovative ideas, establishing model practices for data-driven decisions, and for creating an organizational culture with one of the lowest rates of force and one of the highest rates of employee satisfaction.  He remains active in learning and helping others learn through his involvement in the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff's Association, the American Jail Association, the Police Executive Research Forum and a variety of ad hoc groups focused on improving criminal justice processes and outcomes. Gary’s ideas and practices have been recognized by many, including the U.S. Attorney General, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and the US Congress. -----------------------------------------------------------   Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!     Follow Us Online At:      Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...       Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/       Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/         Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev        LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...       Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
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May 9, 2019
Matthew Schneider #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 21
Matt Schneider is the President of Forward Movement Training & Consulting and a nationally recognized expert in organizational safety and security. Matt is a highly sought after presenter and instructor in the areas of School Safety and Workplace Violence. Matt has his Bachelors of Science in Psychology and began his law enforcement career in 2006 when hired by the Ada County Sheriff’s Office in Boise, Idaho. Matt spent a year as a Detention Deputy, working inside the jail, before moving to Patrol. After three years on Patrol, Matt tried out for, and was selected, to join the agencies SWAT team. Matt Spent 5 years on the SWAT team as an Entry Operator. While on the SWAT team, Matt was selected to join the agencies street crimes unit where he was deputized as a Task Force Officer (TFO) with the U.S. Marshals Office’s Fugitive Taskforce. After two years as a TFO, Matt promoted to Detective and was assigned to the Narcotics Unit where he served in an undercover capacity for a year and a half. In 2014, FMTC quickly began showing signs of early success, pulling Matt out of Law Enforcement full time. Matt left the Sheriff’s Office as a full time Detective, remaining with the department as a Reserve Deputy, where he still volunteers on Patrol helping protect the citizens of Ada County. ----------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!   Follow Us Online At:  Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...  Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
45:18
May 2, 2019
Logan Johnson #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 20
Logan Johnson is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Boise, Idaho that recently made it to the top 20 on American Idol Season 17. Logan was raised in Boise and graduated from Centennial High School in 2016. Logan also worked for BVA CEO Tommy Ahlquist for a short time in the building engineering department.  While he stood out for his vocals, it was his message that made an even bigger impact. Logan auditioned for American Idol in Coeur d'Alene in 2018. He sang "Sober" by Demi Lovato and  all three judges voted "yes", sending him to the next round. He competed and continued to gain traction in the competition. Logan later sang "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" by City and Colour and "What a Time" by Julia Michaels, ft. Niall Horan in a duet with Michaels. Afterwards, the judges told him he did not become a Top 14 finalist and he was eliminated.  Logan has moved back to Boise since the competition and is planning on continuing his vocal career and using this opportunity as a springboard to spread his message and story with the world.  -----------------------------------------------------------  Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!      Follow Us Online At:     Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...      Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/       Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/        Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev       LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...      Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
42:25
April 25, 2019
Caves & Prater #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 19
We sat down with the guys behind Idaho's Longest Running Sports Talk Show - Jeff Caves and Mike Prater.  Caves & Prater airs on Cumulus Media owned KTIK-FM Monday - Friday 3pm-6pm 93.1 FM The Ticket. You'll want to listen to this episode!  ----------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to message in and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!  Follow Us Online At:   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...  Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
44:06
April 18, 2019
Troy McClain #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 18
You may recognize Troy McClain as a finalist from the first season of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice”. However, his business skills have been in play long before that. Born in Alaska and raised in Montana by a single mother, along with his two sisters, Troy quickly learned the meaning of hard work and sacrifice.  Troy later applied these lessons to his business ventures. Having built up and sold two separate companies to national organizations, Troy understands the meaning of sacrifice, how to deal with changes in the market, and how to push through barriers to achieve greatness. He has been highlighted in such publications as USA Today, Fast Company, Success Magazine and many more.  He has achieved awards such as; the Forty Under 40 Award, The Better Business Bureau "Integrity Counts" Award and a High Honors Gold Medal from the International Special Olympics Committee for his dedication and service to the special needs community to name a few. When Troy is not traveling for his hosting and speaking events, he is actively giving back to his community, holding board level seats with several non-profits focused on making positive changes in the lives of children around the globe.  ----------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to message in and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!    Follow Us Online At:   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...     Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/      Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/       Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev      LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...     Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
40:59
April 11, 2019
Business&Politics w/ Jeff Sayer #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 17
Let's talk business and State politics with someone that has done a little bit of both! Jeff gives some business tips and his perspective on how we can grow as communities in an intelligent way!  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to message in and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!     Follow Us Online At:     Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...      Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/       Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/        Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev       LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...      Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
48:39
April 4, 2019
BSU Athletics with Brad Larrando #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 16
Brad Larrondo, a member of the Boise State athletic department since 1993, was named Senior Associate Athletic Director of External Affairs on July 12, 2017. Larrondo will provide oversight to marketing & promotions, the Bronco Athletic Association, the athletic ticket office and Bronco Sports Properties. He will also maintain his role as the administrator for football, working closely with head coach Bryan Harsin and his staff. For the last six years Larrondo has served as Boise State's associate athletic director for football, handling the external duties of the Broncos' football program. This included serving as the director of high school and youth football camps, maintaining booster relations and organizing community service projects for student-athletes and coaches. Larrondo first joined the Boise State athletics staff in 1993 as a sports information director, where he was the primary contact for men's basketball and the secondary contact for football until 2001. During his tenure with sports information Larrondo also worked with men's and women's golf and men's and women's cross country. He moved to the marketing department in 2001, spending the next three-plus years as the assistant athletic director for promotions and broadcast services. He was then promoted to senior assistant athletic director for marketing, broadcast services and corporate sponsorships. Larrondo has also worked in radio and television during his career, serving time as color commentator for Boise State football and basketball, as well as Idaho Stallion football. He also co-hosted a one-hour talk show about Boise State athletics from 1998-2003. Larrondo is a 1993 graduate of Boise State with a degree in broadcast journalism, and has a master's degree in athletic administration from Idaho State. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to message in and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!  Follow Us Online At @BVADev
42:17
March 28, 2019
CWI President Bert Glandon #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 15
Dr. Berton L. Glandon was named the president for College of Western Idaho (CWI) in July 2009. He received his bachelor's degree in Business and a Master of Arts in Communication from Western Washington University. He also earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Administration at Brigham Young University. Dr. Glandon joined Idaho's newest community college during a period of unprecedented growth. Under his leadership, the College is focused on meeting this demand for affordable education and becoming an economic resource for the area's business and industry. Dr. Glandon, who prefers to be called "Bert",  is sure to inspire you! At the end of the episode, he even gave out his phone number if you have any questions about CWI: 208-866-5179.  http://cwidaho.cc -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to message in and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!   Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...   Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/     Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
44:58
March 21, 2019
BoiseDev - Don Day #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 14
Don Day has been covering news in Boise for 20 years. He spent nearly 18 years with the KTVB News Group – and grew KTVB.COM from less than 1-million views per month to more than 25-million. Don is also the publisher and owner of BoiseDev. BoiseDev has grown to be the most laser-focused place to find development news and notes in the greater Boise area. Content on the site includes a mix of long-form stories with quick hit items and an extensive Project Tracker. Since 2018, BoiseDev.com is the most-read business news source in Idaho, according to SimlarWeb. This episode we dive into Don's story and learn more about what he is doing to try and change the news and industry.  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------    Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to message in and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!   Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo...   Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/     Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...   Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R...
44:44
March 14, 2019
Entrepreneur/Athlete David McKinzie #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 13
David Mckinzie is a dedicated, driven and highly effective communication broadcast professional and Entrepreneur. David is a former BSU Football Player and is now part of two successful startups, Bow Tie Hustle and Dmac Entertainment! He has hosted events like Miss Idaho and Miss Meridian and has also been involved with the production and casting of the CBS TV show Big Brother. David’s goal is to build and help build multiple brands through Entrepreneurship while continuing his success in entertainment regarding hosting events and other TV shows as well. Listening to this episode is sure to inspire you. David's perspective is motivating and his personality is contagious.  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to message in and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends!  Follow Us Online At:   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepodcast Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-development Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0Rf4yXytI2RXpi2BwJgjQ
41:02
March 7, 2019
Treefort Music Fest 2019 #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 12
Treefort Music Fest is a multi-venue, emerging artist music festival in downtown Boise, Idaho celebrating their 9th year in 2019! We sat down with Drew, Lori, + Eric from the Treefort team and discussed behind the scenes, a little bit about them and everything Treefort!  Dates for this year are: MARCH 20-24, 2019 🎶 400+ emerging artists from across the globe perform in multiple venues in Downtown Boise, ID #Treefort2019 ! Full lineup below 👇 www.treefortmusicfest.com/lineup -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Connecting with community is a priority for BVA. The goal for this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to message in and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At:   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... -   Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/?ref=...   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
39:33
February 28, 2019
3x Olympic Gold Medalist Kristin Armstrong #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 11
Kristin Armstrong is the most decorated U.S. women's cyclist of all time and the best time-trialist in sports history. She is a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, two-time World Champion and has won six U.S. National Championships. Kristin is the only female U.S. athlete to win the same event (time trial) in three consecutive Olympic Summer Games, taking home the gold medal in Beijing (2008), London (2012) and Rio (2016). Additionally, Kristin became the oldest female cyclist in history to win an Olympic medal when she won gold in Rio, one day before her 43rd birthday.   Kristin graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology. She spends her free time on public speaking engagements and is opening 4 new PIVOT Fitness + Lifestyle by KA facilities between  2019-2020. Kristin is married to Joe Savola and they have a six-year-old son named Lucas. Kristin and her family continue to reside in Boise, Idaho.  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Connecting with community is a priority for BVA. The goal for this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to message in and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At:   Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... -   Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/?ref=...   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
41:59
February 21, 2019
How Bodybuilding.com started - Ryan Deluca #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 10
A few years after high school, Ryan started Bodybuilding.com in 1999 in his garage in Boise, Idaho at the age of 20. Under his leadership, the company skyrocketed to nearly $500,000,000 in annual revenue before he stepped down as CEO in 2015. With almost zero startup capital and no outside investors, his amazing team grew the company from nothing to become the world’s most visited fitness site and largest e-tailer of sports nutrition supplements. From the beginning, the company was focused on transforming the lives of its millions of customers and staying true to the core principles that we passionately believed in. Profitable from the start, Bodybuilding.com was eventually purchased by Liberty Media. Ryan was named Entrepreneur of the Year by E&Y in 2009 for the Idaho/Utah region and Inc. Magazine called me one of the “Top 5 Coolest Entrepreneurs Under 30”. With 800 team members spread throughout six states and four countries, Ryan was most proud of the fact that Bodybuilding.com was consistently named one of the best places to work. Ryan was temporarily retired for only six months before the startup bug bit me again and Black Box VR was born, merging my continued passions for technology and fitness and the way they can intersect to help people transform their lives. In his spare time, he's a private, instrument-rated pilot with over 1600 flight hours. You can usually find him flying a Pilatus PC-12 turboprop around the western USA on the weekends for fun, charity, and business. Ryan is an avid non-fiction reader, he loves health and fitness, and recently took up ballroom dancing, much to the amusement of his friends and family. Ryan lives in Eagle, Idaho with his wife Nelya and his three crazy kids named Raiden, Kyla, and Bradley. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with community is a priority for BVA. The goal for this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to message in and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At:  Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... -   Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/?ref=...  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
39:56
February 15, 2019
The Future of Idaho - Talking with Lawmakers #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 9
What does the future of Idaho look like?  We sat down with current Idaho Legislators Mike Moyle and Mat Erpelding and discussed both sides of the ticket on some of Idaho’s most important issues.  The Inspire Excellence Podcast is Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist.  Every Thursday at 7am we share a new episode! Follow along with us online to see more content. ------------------------------------------------------------- Connecting with community is a priority for us. The goal for this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Kevin Miller of KIDO Talk Radio and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and we discuss a variety of different topics all ending with the question, “What inspires you?”. The podcast is available through many platforms and clips of each podcast are shared and reshared across all social media platforms. Have an idea for a guest or want us to discuss a topic? Make sure to message in and get your questions answered. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At:  Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... -   Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/?ref=...  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
43:07
February 7, 2019
Medicaid Expansion in Idaho: Wayne Hoffman + Lauren Necochea // Episode 8
Episode #8 of the Inspire Excellence Podcast - Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. This episode our guests are Wayne Hoffman the President of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, and Lauren Necochea the Director of Idaho Voices for Children talking about both sides of Medicaid expansion in Idaho.  This episode is set up a little bit different structurally then our regular show. Each guest was given  20+ minutes with the hosts individually and then we switched guests so that each side could have time to clearly say what they wanted to since they have opposing views. Comment below your thoughts on Medicaid expansion and how you see it playing out in Idaho!  The Inspire Excellence podcast can be found at:    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... -   Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/?ref=...  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
45:37
January 31, 2019
A Day in the life of Maggie O'Mara & James Waddell - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 7
Episode #7 of the Inspire Excellence Podcast - Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. This week we have  KTVB's Maggie O'Mara and her husband James Waddell on the show.  Maggie has been a news anchor in the great state of Idaho for her entire news career. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she made the move to Idaho right after graduating from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She began her career in Idaho Falls, joined the KTVB news team in 2000 - and has been the female anchor of Idaho's highest-rated morning newscast ever since. Maggie is an Emmy winning journalist and has won several Idaho Press Club Awards. In 2007, she was named one of the Idaho Business Review's "Women of the Year" for her community involvement in the Treasure Valley. Every Sunday at 10 p.m., she profiles an inspiring "Seven's Hero," someone who is making a difference in our community. Maggie married a Boise native in 2008. She has four sons and a daughter. She's proud to call Idaho home and plans to raise her young family right here in the Treasure Valley. This episode talks about their family life and some of the behind the scenes of their life.  You can catch Maggie weekdays from 5-8 a.m. on Idaho's NewsChannel 7! Follow Maggie on Twitter or Facebook.  The Inspire Excellence podcast can be found at:    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... -   Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/?ref=...  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-... Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0Rf4yXytI2RXpi2BwJgjQ
38:31
January 24, 2019
Social Media in the Treasure Valley - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 6
Episode #6 of the Inspire Excellence Podcast - Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. This week we have the two ladies that manage the @Boise_Bucketlist and @HelloMeridian Instagram pages. Their goal is to share the highlights of the Treasure Valley and continually update the community with what is going on and what is to come! We dive into some good conversation about the value of social media today and what we can all better do to use these platforms more effectively while not having them take over our lives.   The Inspire Excellence podcast can be found at:    Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... -   Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/?ref=...  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-... Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0Rf4yXytI2RXpi2BwJgjQ
36:16
January 17, 2019
Bitcoin is Dead with Erik Finman - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 5
Episode #5 of the Inspire Excellence podcast hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. Our guest for this episode is Erik Finman the "Bitcoin Kid" or "Bitcoin Millionaire". In this episode we get to know Erik a little better, talk about his childhood and how he got to where he is and his most recent projects. Recently Erik has said, “Bitcoin is dead, it’s too fragmented, there’s tons of infighting I just don’t think it will last… It may have a bull market or two left in it, but long-term, it’s dead.” This has made global news and has got many people wondering whats next.  Listen to hear his thoughts.  The Inspire Excellence podcast can be found: Anchor: anchor.fm/inspireexcellence  Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/bvadev/?ref=bookmarks  Instagram: www.instagram.com/bvadev/  Twitter: twitter.com/bvadev  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/bva-development/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0Rf4yXytI2RXpi2BwJgjQ?view_as=subscriber
36:17
January 10, 2019
Real conversations with Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 4
Welcome to episode #4 of the Inspire Excellence podcast! Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. Our guest for this episode is our newly elected Congressman Russ Fulcher. In this episode we talk about Russ transitioning into a new office, previously working at Micron and reliving his business relationship with Steve Jobs of Apple, family and personal growth through campaigning and much more! The Inspire Excellence podcast can be found at: @InspireExcellence for podcast audio or on social media at @BVADev  Anchor: anchor.fm/inspireexcellence - @InspireExcellencePodcast - Audio Platform where you can listen but also connect to other audio listening platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.  Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/bvadev/?ref=bookmarks  Instagram: www.instagram.com/bvadev/  Twitter: twitter.com/bvadev  LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/bva-development/  Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0Rf4yXytI2RXpi2BwJgjQ?view_as=subscriber
42:56
January 3, 2019
Real/Fake News - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 3
This is the third episode of the Inspire Excellence podcast! Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. This episodes topic is Real/Fake News. Our guests are Joe Parris from KTVB, Katy Moeller from the Idaho Statesman and Scott McIntosh from the Idaho Press.   The Inspire Excellence podcast can be found at: @InspireExcellence for podcast audio or on social media at @BVADev Anchor: anchor.fm/inspireexcellence - @InspireExcellencePodcast - Audio Platform where you can listen but also connect to other audio listening platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/bvadev/?ref=bookmarks Instagram: www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/bva-development/ Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0Rf4yXytI2RXpi2BwJgjQ?view_as=subscriber
44:32
December 27, 2018
Giving back in the Treasure Valley - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 2
Welcome to the second episode of the Inspire Excellence Podcast. Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. This episodes topic is giving in the Treasure Valley. Our guests are Nora Carpenter from the United Way, Reverend Bill from the Boise Rescue Mission and Colleen Braga from the Boys and Girls Club. The Inspire Excellence podcast can be found at: @InspireExcellence for podcast audio or on social media at @BVADev Anchor: anchor.fm/inspireexcellence - @InspireExcellencePodcast - Audio Platform where you can listen but also connect to other audio listening platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/bvadev/?ref=bookmarks Instagram: www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/bva-development/ Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0Rf4yXytI2RXpi2BwJgjQ?view_as=subscriber
42:18
December 20, 2018
Growth in the Treasure Valley - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 1
Welcome to the first episode of the Inspire Excellence Podcast. Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. This episodes topic is growth in the Treasure Valley. Our guests are Mayor Tammy from the city of Meridian, Mayor Garret Nancolas from the city of Caldwell, and Mayor Debbie Kling from the city of Nampa. The Inspire Excellence podcast can be found at: @InspireExcellence for podcast audio or on social media at @BVADev Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellence - @InspireExcellencePodcast - Audio Platform where you can listen but also connect to other audio listening platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/?ref=bookmarks Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-development/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0Rf4yXytI2RXpi2BwJgjQ?view_as=subscriber
31:44
December 6, 2018