Inspire Excellence Podcast

Inspire Excellence Podcast

By Tommy
Having conversations that Inspire Excellence in the community.
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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...
49:00
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...
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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
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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
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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
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