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Begin the Begin Podcast by Jeff Hilimire

Begin the Begin Podcast by Jeff Hilimire

By Jeff Hilimire
Refreshing conversations with inspiring people.

Welcome to the Begin the Begin Podcast. I'm Jeff Hilimire, a husband, father, entrepreneur, and author. I created this podcast to talk to people that inspire me, either because they've accomplished great things or done a lot of good in the world - or more likely, a combination of both. My goal is to learn people's origin stories, really dig into what makes them tick, and understand their secrets to success.
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Creating a Village of Courageous People (with Nathaniel Smith)
On this episode, I talk with Nathaniel Smith, Founder and Chief Equity Officer/CEO Partnership for Southern Equity. We talk about his journey, the difference between actual social justice and what he calls, “fakequity”, the Values Revolution that we need to happen to create real change in our society, and so much more. (Nathaniel also gave the keynote address at the 2021 48in48 Social Justice event!) Help support PSE: https://psequity.org Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army My books: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire 
47:31
September 9, 2021
The Ryan Gravel Episode
On this episode, I talk with Ryan Gravel, enterpreneur, author, urban designer, and most certainly, the person that came up with the once-in-a-generation idea of The Atlanta BeltLine. We talk about, of course, the story of the BeltLine, but we also get into some really great concepts, including what he loves about Atlanta (and where we struggle as a city), things he learned about his family’s history during the racial unrest of 2020, his upcoming new book, and of all things, Dungeons & Dragons. Follow Ryan's adventures: https://ryangravel.com Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army My books: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire 
45:05
August 24, 2021
Allyship, purpose, entrepreneurship, and so much more, with Sequoyah "DataBae" Glenn
On this episode, I spend time talking with my new friend, and fellow supporter of The A Pledge, Sequoyah “DataBae” Glenn. She’s one of the most talented data and analytics experts I’ve ever met, and also has one of the biggest hearts. We talk about how she became a “media culture disruptor”, her purpose to change the world through the eyes of marketing and media, and what it takes to be a good ally. Connect with Sequoyah and her work! https://www.instagram.com/_databae/ https://www.instagram.com/blackmarketerscoalition/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/blackmarketerscoalition blackmarketerscoalition.org (it isn't live yet, but will be in September 2021) Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army My books: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire 
45:22
August 5, 2021
Talking B Corporations and Conscious Capitalism (with Nathan Stuck)
On this episode, I talk with Nathan Stuck, who some consider to be "Mr. B Corp Georgia". We talk about, what else, B corporations, and we also dig into conscious capitalism, how ROI fits into the decision, and what it takes for a company truly to be a force for good in this world. Keep up with Nathan: www.linkedin.com/nathanastuck Consider becoming a B Corporation! www.blocalgeorgia.com Check out Nathan's company: www.advictoriamsolutions.com Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army My books: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire 
33:42
July 28, 2021
Pete Buttigieg, Stacey Abrams, Community Groundwork, and so much more (with Nina Smith)
On this episode, my guest is Nina Smith, a self proclaimed “communications mercenary”. She’s the former traveling press secretary and advisor to Pete Buttigieg, and she spends most of her time helping candidates, brands, and organizations tell their story in the media. We talk about her journey, of course the work she did with Pete (I’m a HUGE fan), some of the work she did with Stacey Abrams (someone else I love), and her board involvement with an incredible organization called Community Groundwork.  Check out (and support!) Community Groundwork: https://www.communitygroundwork.com Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army My books: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire 
44:20
July 15, 2021
What makes a great founder and leader? (with David Cummings)
On this episode, I brought David Cummings (Atlanta Tech Village, Pardot, Atlanta Ventures) back on to talk about the characteristics that the most successful entrepreneurs and leaders have. We’ve both built businesses and invested in others, and I thought it would be a fun conversation to discuss the qualities that are somewhat non-negotiable in those that succeed. Also, check out my first interview with David: https://bit.ly/DavidCummings1 Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army My books: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire 
30:33
July 1, 2021
Achieving “greatness” through service (with Jay Jackson, CEO of RYSE)
On this episode, I have the great pleasure to speak with Jay Jackson, CEO of RYSE Interactive and RYSE Creative Village (and a board member of one of my nonprofits, Ripples of Hope!). We talk about where his inspiration to help others comes from, how a passion for constantly learning and a focus on humbleness has led him to success, and his MASSIVE vision for RYSE Creative Village. I always feel incredibly inspired after talking with Jay, and this conversation left ME ready go after MY dreams. Learn more about RYSE Creative Village: https://rysecreativevillage.com Join me in participating in the RYSE Creative Village crowdfunding campaign! https://wefunder.com/rcv Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army My books: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire 
41:42
June 23, 2021
Why the world needs The Lola (with Eileen Lee)
On this episode, I catch up with my friend, Eileen Lee, one of the co-founders of The Lola. The Lola’s mission is to bring womxn together as allies and accomplices to tell their stories, raise their voices and dismantle a system that doesn’t serve them. We talk about her journey toward entrepreneurship, where the inspiration to start The Lola came from, and the tremendous progress they’re making as they come out of the difficulties of the pandemic. Check out The Lola! -> https://www.the-lola.com Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army My books: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire 
41:27
June 10, 2021
The Art of Trouble Making with Teresa Baker, founder of the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge and the African American Nature & Parks Experience
On this episode, I had the great pleasure to talk with Teresa Baker, founder of the Outdoor CEO Diversity Pledge and the African American Nature & Parks Experience. She was recommended by a previous podcast guest, Patagonia’s Whitney Clapper (you should check that episode out if you haven’t) who described Teresa as a visionary for what life could be with a little more disrupting and dismantling of various systems of oppressions. I talk with Teresa about how she became a self-proclaimed trouble maker, where her purpose to include people of color in environmental protection came from, and so much more. You can learn more about Teresa and her efforts here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teresa-baker-89722272/ Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army My books: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire 
29:04
June 3, 2021
Until There Are Nine (with founder Bhavana Smith)
“When I'm sometimes asked when will there be enough [women on the Supreme Court] and I say, 'When there are nine,' people are shocked. But there'd been nine men, and nobody's ever raised a question about that.” ― Ruth Bader Ginsburg On this episode, I have the great pleasure of talking with Bhavana Smith, founder of the amazing organization, Until There Are Nine™. Until There Are Nine™ is an educational network and resource group whose purpose is to give women the power to advocate for their rightful share of compensation, rewards and professional advancement. We talk about what inspired her to start the organization, stories about the impact they’ve already made, and how she’s working to shape the future that her daughter will live in. Find out more about (and support!) Until There Are Nine: https://www.untiltherearenine.com Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army My books: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire 
46:15
May 27, 2021
Heroes Wanted (with Rodney Bullard, Chick-fil-A Foundation)
On this episode, I chat with Rodney Bullard, the Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation. We talk about his journey, including the impact that his 1st-grade teacher - Ms. Adams - had on his life (and somehow we never knew we went to rival high schools in Atlanta!), how he ended up at Chick-fil-A, and of course, his terrific book, Heroes Wanted. Rodney has helped so many organizations during his time at the Chick-fil-A Foundation, and I know you’re going to want to hear where his heart for giving came from and what he’s focused on now. Check out Rodney’s book, Heroes Wanted! - https://amzn.to/3oyCPOe Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army My books: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire 
28:43
May 20, 2021
Gladiators for Social Justice (with Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim)
On this episode, I had the great pleasure to talk with my good friend, Qaadirah Abdur-Rahim. Qaadirah is currently the Chief Equity Officer, City of Atlanta, and was the CEO of the Future Foundation for 15 years prior to taking her role with the city. We talk about where her resilience comes from, the need to disrupt stagnation in order to achieve equity, the importance of focusing on childhood development, and what it takes to be a gladiator for social justice. Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army My books: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire 
39:12
May 13, 2021
Helping those that have been excluded to find their voice (with Mita Mallick)
On this episode, I have the extreme pleasure of having Mita Mallick on the show. Mita is the Head of Inclusion, Equity, and Impact at Carta, and has worked at some of the world’s largest and most respected companies, including J&J, Pfizer, and Unilever. Mita is one of those people that infects you with her passion and joy for the work she’s doing. She talks with me about her personal purpose, which is to help those that have been excluded to find their voice, and once they find it, to never stop using it. How great is that? We also talk about her wonderful writing, about raising kids to have empathy and to be kind, and so much more. Mita Mallick on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mita-mallick-2b165822/ Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
38:53
May 4, 2021
Exploring the Diversity Gap with Bethaney Wilkinson
On this episode, I have the great pleasure of chatting with Bethaney Wilkinson, founder and CEO of The Diversity Gap Podcast and Academy. I first met Bethaney by attending one of her workshops, and her passion and innovative views on racial equity, privilege, and bridging the diversity gap was incredibly inspiring to me, and I knew I had to have her on the show to hear her story! The Diversity Gap Academy: https://www.thediversitygapacademy.com Bethaney Wilkinson: https://www.bethaneywilkinson.com Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
33:31
April 30, 2021
Exploring true consciousness, intentionality, and the pandemic's “She-cession” with Sharon Harris
My guest on this episode is Sharon Harris, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Jellyfish. We talk about her career journey, working at some of the largest companies in the world, to the great work she and her team are doing at Jellyfish, and how hard women in the workforce have been hit by the pandemic, or what she calls a “She-cession”. Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
34:30
April 22, 2021
Creating a more inclusive world (with Jenn Graham of Civic Dinners)
On this episode, I have the great pleasure to talk with Jenn Graham, Founder & CEO of Civic Dinners. Civiv Dinners bring people together virtually or in person for structured conversations on the critical issues of our time. Jenn started the organization in 2016, and we talk about her journey, including the first time we met at Souper Jenny’s in Atlanta, her big pivot in 2020, and the amazing growth they’ve had over the last 5 years. Civic Dinners: https://www.civicdinners.com Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
59:16
April 15, 2021
The Passport Atlanta Episode
On this very special episode of the podcast, I talk with the founder of one of Dragon Army’s favorite partners, Passport Atlanta. And not only do Andre Dickens and I chat, but a Georgia Tech intern helping Passport Atlanta, Seanna Walker, also joins us! We talk about the inspiration for the organization, how it will help the lives of young people like Seanna, and of course the exciting mobile app that just launched built by Dragon Army. Support Passport Atlanta! -> https://www.passportatlanta.com Dragon Army -> https://dragonarmy.com Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
28:47
April 7, 2021
The irrepressible optimism of Atlanta (with Amir Farokhi, Atlanta City Council Member)
On this episode, I talk with my friend and Leadership Atlanta classmate, Atlanta City Council member, Amir Farokhi. I spend the first half of the interview digging into Amir’s journey that led him to eventually run for public office. We then spend the rest of the interview talking about what makes Atlanta so great, and what the city must do to reach its potential as a global city of hope. Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
43:13
April 1, 2021
Does your life needs a "hard reset"? (a conversation with Bobby Norwood)
On this episode, I chat with Bobby Norwood (Director - Debt & Equity Capital Markets, JLL) about the 'hard reset' he decided to implement in his life.  Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
20:39
March 23, 2021
48in48: An entrepreneurial journey to change the world (Alex Gonzalez interviews Jeff Hilimire)
On this episode, I’m joined by my friend, Alex Gonzalez, who interviews me about 48in48, an organization I co-founded in 2015. We talk about how the company began, the amazing growth its had in the last 6 years (including the struggles and triumphs that the company experienced in 2020), and the bright future we have ahead. Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
29:36
March 18, 2021
"What's your Gusto?" with founder and CEO of Gusto!, Nate Hybl
On this episode, I chat with one of my favorite Atlanta leaders, Nate Hybl. Nate is the founder and CEO of Gusto, a fast-casual restaurant that is a favorite in my household. We talk about Nate’s journey, from playing quarterback in the NFL, to putting everything on the line to create a purposeful culinary business. Try Gusto! - https://www.whatsyourgusto.com/ Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
47:27
March 16, 2021
Anne Kaiser on her journey, her life purpose, and doing good while building a successful career
On this episode, I had the great opportunity to chat with Anne Kaiser, quite simply an Atlanta legend. Anne is currently Vice President, Community & Economic Development at Georgia Power, and we talk about her journey, where her purpose has led her, and the difficulties women leaders face in corporate America. Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
28:41
March 11, 2021
Whitney Clapper on Patagonia's "business as a force for good" strategy
On this episode, I have the great pleasure to speak with Whitney Clapper, Senior Global Environmental Activism Marketing Manager at Patagonia. Patagonia, like Ben & Jerry’s, is one of my favorite brands in the world because they truly believe that business should be a force for good. We talk about her journey, from being an athlete that never quits, to creating her own company, to eventually working at Patagonia on the activism and environmental side of the business. Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
41:25
March 9, 2021
Caroline Boudreaux's epic journey to remove the need for orphanages worldwide (Miracle Foundation)
On this episode, I had the chance to talk to an incredible entrepreneur, Caroline Boudreaux. Rarely do you meet someone who has such an epic journey as Caroline. The work her company, Miracle Foundation, is doing to help empower orphans and vulnerable children around the globe to reach their full potential, is so inspiring. And she has one of the most unique origin stories of anyone I’ve had on the podcast! Miracle Foundation: https://www.miraclefoundation.org Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
28:48
March 4, 2021
Bem Joiner on Atlanta Influences Everything, and why Atlanta needs to fulfill its potential
On this episode, Bem Joiner, founder of Atlanta Influences Everything, joins Darryl Cobbin and me as we dive deep into the Atlanta Influences Everything brand, his personal purpose and journey, and why Atlanta has so much potential… if we can come together around common interests. Support Atlanta Influences Everything: - https://aie.life/ - https://www.instagram.com/atlantainfluenceseverything/ Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
45:09
March 2, 2021
Penny Collins, CEO of Women in Technology, on her purposeful journey to empower girls and women in STEAM
On this episode, I chat with my friend, Penny Collins, President & CEO at Women in Technology, or WIT. We talk about her journey into entrepreneurship, where her passion to help others comes from, and the incredible work she is doing with WIT to empower girls and women to excel in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math from the classroom to the boardroom. WIT: https://mywit.org Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
39:11
February 25, 2021
Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon and the ATL Village Market
On this episode, I have the great pleasure to be joined by Kyle Stapleton to interview Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon, founder and CEO of Atlanta Village Market. We talk about how her purpose to be intentional with her life has guided her journey, and the incredible work she is doing to help empower African American entrepreneurs through education, purpose-driven events, and community engagement. Don’t forget to subscribe! Atlanta Village Market: https://thevillagemarketatl.com The Kyle Stapleton Interview: listen About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
58:21
February 23, 2021
SpunMafia Episode #10: The Ins and Outs of the Acquisition Process (with Bruce Eatroff and Raghu Kakarala)
On this episode of the SpunMafia series, Raghu Kakarala joins me as we catch up with Bruce Eatroff, Managing Director, Star Mountain Capital, whose company acquired Spunlogic in 2008. We talk about our first meeting with Bruce during the sale process, differences in the industry between then and now, current obstacles in the private capital markets, and how agency leaders should prepare for a successful sale. Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
53:37
February 16, 2021
Medina Jett, CEO of Jett Speaks, shares her entrepreneurial journey to empower women and People of Color
My guest on this episode is Medina Jett, the CEO of Jett Speaks. We talk about her journey from corporate america to “serial entrepreneur”, as well as the important work she is doing in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Check out Jett Speaks: https://www.jettspeaks.com/ Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
33:11
February 16, 2021
Interview with Terence Lester, founder of Love Beyond Walls
On this episode, Darryl Cobbin joins me as we sit down with Terence Lester to talk about Love Beyond Walls, his organization that helps advocate for those experiencing poverty and homelessness, and the incredible and improbable year that he had in 2020. Check out Love Beyond Walls: https://www.lovebeyondwalls.org/ Check out Love Sinks In: https://www.lovebeyondwalls.org/lovesinksin/ Follow Terence: https://www.instagram.com/imterencelester Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
01:04:03
February 11, 2021
Risking it all to become an entrepreneur (interview with Darryl "DC" Cobbin)
My guest on this episode is Darryl Cobbin (or “DC”), founder of Brand Positioning Doctors, and co-founder of The A-Pledge. We talk about his origins in the corporate world, the risky switch to entrepreneurship, and the ups and downs that come with that journey. Check out Brand Positioning Doctors : https://www.brandpositioningdoctors.com/ Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
54:37
February 9, 2021
Talking entrepreneurship, doing good, and women in leadership with Helene Lollis (Pathbuilders)
My guest on this episode is Helene Lollis, President and CEO of Pathbuilders. We talk about where her passion for helping came from, the extraordinary journey she's been on since she bought Pathbuilders, and the unique challenges that women leaders face in business. Check out Pathbuilders: https://www.pathbuilders.com/ Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
42:24
February 4, 2021
Paul Snyder, EVP Stewardship at Tillamook, on living a life, and career, of purpose
On this episode, I talk with Paul Snyder, Executive Vice President Stewardship at Tillamook Creamery. We talk about where his caring spirit started, early conversations about race and how that shaped his life as an ally, and his view on companies that work to make the world a better place. Don’t forget to subscribe! Learn more about Tillamook: https://www.tillamook.com/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
36:01
February 2, 2021
Jay Bailey on his journey to do good and his search for significance
On this episode, Alex Gonzalez joins me as we talk with Jay Bailey, CEO of H.J. Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We talk about his amazing journey, what inspires him to give back, and how he tries to affect change around him. Don't miss Jay Bailey's episode on Disruptor Studio! https://disruptorstudio.show/episode/jay-bailey/ Follow Jay:  https://www.linkedin.com/public-profile/in/jaybailey Check out The Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for : https://rcie.org/ Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire About Alex Gonzalez: Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/agonz Medium:  https://medium.com/@alexginnovation Twitter:  https://twitter.com/alexginnovation Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexginnovation
33:35
January 28, 2021
SpunMafia Episode #9: Early days and epic stories with Donovan Panone
On this episode of the SpunMafia series, the gang talks with Donovan Panone, one of the earliest and most important leaders to work at Spunlogic and a true partner in our journey.  We talk about the early, early days, including our name change (from NBN Designs), how we got our first big win, Donovan's "Jerry Maguire" moment that allowed us to find our focus, and many other epic stories. Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
52:58
January 26, 2021
How to land and execute a TEDx talk (with Alex Gonzalez)
On this episode, I talk to my good friend Alex Gonzalez about his TEDx talk from February 2020, titled Innovation DNA Defined. I’ve always wanted to do a TED talk, so I used this opportunity to understand how it came about, what the preparation was like, and what it felt like to be on that stage. We also dive into the topic itself, talking about corporate innovation, confusion tolerance, and being your authentic self. Watch Alex's TEDx talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/alex_gonzalez_innovation_dna_defined Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Email Newsletter: https://jeffhilimire.com/newsletter/ CEO: Dragon Army (https://dragonarmy.com) Blog: https://jeffhilimire.com My books: https://amzn.to/3c2qhdE LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire About Alex Gonzalez: Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/agonz Medium:  https://medium.com/@alexginnovation Twitter:  https://twitter.com/alexginnovation Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexginnovation
29:32
January 21, 2021
Maggie Patton (co-founder, Bitsy's) on entrepreneurship, parenting, and doing good
On this episode, I talk with Maggie Jones Patton , co-founder of the organic children’s food company. Bitsy's, and easily one of my favorite leaders.  We get into why she took the leap into entrepreneurship, juggling being a parent and running a business, how even during hard times Bitsy's works to help others, and her big plans for 2021. Check out Bitsy: https://bitsys.com Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
43:42
January 19, 2021
Hala Moddelmog on purpose, leadership, and her amazing career
On this episode, Alex Gonzalez joins me as we talk with Hala Moddelmog, CEO of The Woodruff Arts Center. We dive into her storied career, including running businesses at the highest levels in the civic, nonprofit, and corporate world. We also spend time on her passion for the arts and the great work they’re doing at Woodruff. Don’t forget to subscribe! Follow Hala:  https://twitter.com/halamoddelmog Check out The Woodruff Arts Center: https://www.woodruffcenter.org/  Alex Gonzalez:   Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/agonz Medium:  https://medium.com/@alexginnovation Twitter:  https://twitter.com/alexginnovation About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 + The A Pledge Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
28:03
January 14, 2021
Ben & Jerry’s head of Activism, Jabari Paul, shares how he ended up at an ice cream company trying to save the world
In this episode, I speak with Jabari Paul, the US Activism Manager at Ben & Jerry’s, about where his heart to help others came from, how his desire for activism started, and the Social Justice good that Ben & Jerry’s is famous for. Check out the Values and Social Justice Causes at Ben & Jerry’s: https://www.benjerry.com/values  Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
47:50
January 12, 2021
3 lessons from 2020 to make 2021 a great year (w/ Alex Gonzalez)
On this episode, I chat with Alex Gonzalez (Chief Innovation Officer of the Metro Atlanta Chamber and founder of Disruptor Studio) about lessons we learned from 2020 and the learnings we will take into 2021.   Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Email Newsletter: https://jeffhilimire.com/newsletter/ CEO: Dragon Army (https://dragonarmy.com) Blog: https://jeffhilimire.com My books: * The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6 * The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire About Alex Gonzalez:   Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/agonz Medium:  https://medium.com/@alexginnovation Twitter:  https://twitter.com/alexginnovation Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexginnovation
20:32
January 7, 2021
Quick Hit: Windmills vs. Walls (excerpt from my book, The Crisis Turnaround)
In this short episode, I read an excerpt from my book, The Crisis Turnaround. This chapter touches on the concept of changing to survive versus changing to thrive, when to stand firm or go with the flow, and how some temporary changes can teach us how to make more permanent changes in the future. Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Email Newsletter: https://jeffhilimire.com/newsletter/ CEO: Dragon Army (https://dragonarmy.com) Blog: https://jeffhilimire.com My books: * The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6 * The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire
04:44
January 5, 2021
Titania Jordan on her inspirations, digital parenting, and where her journey is leading her
In this episode, I chat with Titania Jordan, CPO (Chief Parent Officer) of Bark, about her inspirations, her new book about parenting in a digital world, where her spark comes from, and what she sees in her future. Don’t forget to subscribe! Follow Titania: https://twitter.com/titaniajordan Read her book: amzn.to/3rzfMnn Check out Bark: https://www.bark.us/ About me: Email Newsletter: https://jeffhilimire.com/newsletter CEO: Dragon Army (https://dragonarmy.com) Blog: https://jeffhilimire.com My books: * The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6 * The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire
30:52
December 29, 2020
Mitali Chakraborty on following one's heart, the impact of helping others, and her life philosophy of "going left" (which I LOVE!)
In this episode, I interview the amazing Mitali Chakraborty, CEO and founder of Youth Jobs Connect. We discuss how following her heart has led her to incredible opportunities, her philosophy of ”going left”, the impact and importance of representation, and her work with “disconnected youth”.  Don’t forget to subscribe! Follow Mitali: https://twitter.com/GoLeftMitali Check out Youth Jobs Connect: https://youthjobsconnect.org/ About me: Email Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/b9AZn1 CEO: Dragon Army (https://dragonarmy.com) Blog: https://jeffhilimire.com My books: * The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6 * The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire
56:48
December 22, 2020
Quick Hit: 7 Keys to Be Great at Anything
In this short episode, I share the seven keys that I’ve found to be successful in life and business. I believe anyone can embody these characteristics and through hard work, focus, and discipline, we can all accomplish our dreams. Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Email Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/b9AZn1 CEO: Dragon Army (https://dragonarmy.com) Blog: https://jeffhilimire.com My books: * The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6 * The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire
06:18
December 18, 2020
David Cummings on the power of focus and strategic thinking to achieve your fullest potential
In this episode, I interview David Cummings, Atlanta-based tech entrepreneur, and founder of Atlanta Tech Village. As one of the most disciplined and action-oriented leaders I know, we discuss his process for staying focused and disciplined while juggling so many great initiatives.  Don’t forget to subscribe! Check out Atlanta Tech Village: https://atlantatechvillage.com/ Follow David: https://twitter.com/davidcummings About me: Email Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/b9AZn1 CEO: Dragon Army (https://dragonarmy.com) Blog: https://jeffhilimire.com My books: * The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6 * The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire
39:21
December 16, 2020
Talking purpose, entrepreneurship, and Kindred Lane with Elaine Dinos
In this episode, I interview  Elaine Dinos, founder of Kindred Lane. We talk about purpose, and how and why she took the plunge into entrepreneurship. Don’t forget to subscribe! Check out Kindred Lane: https://www.kindredlane.com/ Follow Elaine: https://twitter.com/elainedinos About me: Email Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/b9AZn1 CEO: Dragon Army (https://dragonarmy.com) Blog: https://jeffhilimire.com My books: * The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6 * The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire
39:23
December 11, 2020
An interview w/ Jen Hatmaker and Erin Arnheim on building a world-class charity (Legacy Collective)
In this episode, I interview  Jen Hatmaker, Co-Founder, and Erin Arnheim, CEO, on the building of their world-class charity: Legacy Collective. Join me as we get to know them and learn why they love what they do.  Don’t forget to subscribe!  Check out Legacy Collective: https://legacycollective.org/  To learn more about Jen: https://jenhatmaker.com/ To follow Erin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinnicolearnheim/  About me:  Email Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/b9AZn1 CEO: Dragon Army (https://dragonarmy.com) Blog: https://jeffhilimire.com My books: * The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6 * The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffhilimire
46:48
December 9, 2020
SpunMafia Episode #8: One of the founders does it again
On this episode of the SpunMafia series, I’m honored to get to help break the news about one of the Spunlogic partner's sale of their business, FortyFour, to bounteous.   We talk about how he and his partners have built FortyFour over time, what it was like selling a business during a global pandemic, and why Atlanta continues to be a hotbed for marketing and adverting agency acquisitions. Don’t forget to subscribe! About me:  Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
18:08
December 8, 2020
SpunMafia Episode #7: The Newlywed Episode
In this episode, I interview three couples that met at either Spunlogic or Engauge, and have since married and started families. Listen along as we reminisce and play our version of “The Newlywed Game”! Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
45:28
December 4, 2020
The Taylor Branch Interview (Part 4): Book Writing Process & Favorite Books
This is the fourth and final episode of my interview series with Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian. Listen along as we discuss his book writing process and his favorite books of all time. Also, if you missed the first three parts of this series, you can listen to them here: Part 1: The President Clinton Recordings Part 2: America in the King Years Part 3: An Encounter with Bobby Kennedy Don’t forget to subscribe! To Follow Taylor: https://taylorbranch.com/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
16:03
December 1, 2020
SpunMafia Episode #6: Joe Koufman almost gets fired
In this episode of the SpunMafia series of my podcast, I interview a few members of my former team: Joe Koufman, Shannon Delaney, and Raghu Kakarala. Listen along as we talk about a pivotal moment in Joe’s career, when we had to stage an intervention to get him on track at Engauge. Check out SpunMafia Episode 5, The Advisory Board, here: https://youtu.be/vksTQrGJgJo Don’t forget to subscribe! To Follow Joe: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joekoufman/ To Follow Shannon: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannonmdelaney/ To Follow Raghu: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raghukakarala/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
56:40
November 27, 2020
The Taylor Branch Interview (Part 3): An Encounter with Bobby Kennedy
This is the third episode of my interview series with Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian. Listen along as we discuss his encounter with Bobby Kennedy (one of my personal heroes), and what he thinks the outcome would have been if Bobby hadn’t been assassinated during his presidential run in 1968. Also, if you missed the first and second part of this series, you can listen to them here:  Part 1: https://anchor.fm/jeff-hilimire/episodes/The-Taylor-Branch-Interview-Part-1-the-President-Clinton-recordings-elvdke Part 2:  https://anchor.fm/jeff-hilimire/episodes/The-Taylor-Branch-Interview-Part-2-America-in-the-King-Years-emi56g Don’t forget to subscribe! To Follow Taylor: https://taylorbranch.com/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
18:14
November 24, 2020
What it takes to run a successful nonprofit (a conversation with Karen Beavor, CEO of Georgia Center for Nonprofits)
In this episode, I interview Karen Beavor, CEO of Georgia Center for Nonprofits. Listen along as we talk about her career, her leadership style, and how she has dedicated her life to helping nonprofit organizations be successful. Don’t forget to subscribe! To follow Karen:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-beavor-5949a55/Georgia Center for Nonprofits: https://www.gcn.org/About me:Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!CEO: Dragon ArmyAuthor: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis TurnaroundCo-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48Blog: www.jeffhilimire.comLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimireTwitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
35:25
November 20, 2020
The Taylor Branch Interview (Part 2): America in the King Years
This is the second episode of my interview series with Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian. Listen along as we discuss  Taylor’s time spent writing about the Civil Rights era of the 1950’s and 1960’s, Martin Luther King Jr., and some of the other lesser known leaders/heroes of the cause. Also, if you missed the first part of this series, you can listen to it here: https://anchor.fm/jeff-hilimire/episodes/The-Taylor-Branch-Interview-Part-1-the-President-Clinton-recordings-elvdke Don’t forget to subscribe! To Follow Taylor: https://taylorbranch.com/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
36:41
November 17, 2020
Embracing the Entrepreneurial Mindset & Leading With Your Heart (an interview with Subway's Dan Holm)
In this episode, I interview Dan Holm: Senior Director, Digital Platforms & Innovation at Subway. Listen along as we talk about his background and career, how he leads with an entrepreneurial mindset, the lack of diversity in the marketing industry, and the importance of leading with empathy and heart. Don’t forget to subscribe! To follow Dan: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danholm/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
30:47
November 13, 2020
The Taylor Branch Interview (Part 1): the President Clinton recordings
In this episode, I interview Taylor Branch: Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian. Listen along to Part 1 of our conversation where I talk to Taylor about his time spent with President Clinton and his book, The Clinton Tapes. Don’t forget to subscribe! To Follow Taylor: https://taylorbranch.com/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
26:21
November 10, 2020
Quick Hit: Find Your Passion at Work
In this short episode, I share my perspective on the importance of finding passion at work and how to make changes if you aren’t fulfilled in your career. Don’t forget to subscribe! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
04:36
October 30, 2020
Breakfast, Brands, and Balance: A Conversation with Julie Bowerman, Chief Global Digital Officer at Kellogg
In this episode, I interview one of my all-time favorites, Julie Bowerman: Chief Global Digital Consumer and Customer Experience Officer at Kellogg and a 48in48 board member! Listen along as we talk about her career progress, leadership style changes, and how she stays focused and productivity, especially during COVID-19. Don’t forget to subscribe! To Follow Julie: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliebowerman/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
32:50
October 27, 2020
48in48 - Never-before-told stories from the early days
In this episode, I interview some of the original members of 48in48, a nonprofit I co-founded in 2015 that puts on hackathons around the world to build 48 nonprofit websites in 48 hours. Listen along as we tell stories about the early days. Don’t forget to subscribe! To follow Adam Walker: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamjwalker/ To Follow Aaron Reimann: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-reimann-536089197/ To Follow Carole Williams: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolewilliams/ To Follow Steve Swanson: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/swanie227/ To Follow Sima Parekh: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simaparekh/ To Follow John Kidd: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-kidd-4664001/ To Follow Emily Schneider: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-schneider-csm-92b178128/ About 48in48: https://48in48.org/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
49:53
October 23, 2020
Passion vs. Purpose with Jo Ann Herold, CMO of HoneyBaked Ham
In this episode, I interview Jo Ann Herold, CMO of HoneyBaked Ham. Listen along as we discuss her career in marketing, how she uses her personal purpose every day to stay focused, and how she's staying healthy during COVID-19. Jo Ann has been a friend of mine for almost 20 years, starting way back when we first started working together when she was at HoneyBaked (the first time) and I had a little company called Spunlogic. We’ve found ways to work together throughout the years, and she's on the board of one of my nonprofits, 48in48.  Don't forget to subscribe! Also, check past episodes on my Spunlogic journey, under the title "SpunMafia".  To Follow Jo Ann: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannherold/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
24:14
October 20, 2020
Grey Matter Ep. 2 (a unique, personal dialogue on racism with Twanna Harris and Nicola Smith)
In this episode, Nicola Smith, Twanna Harris, and I return to talk more about their new initiative: Grey Matter. Listen along as we discuss how storytelling affects perception of reality, and how to affect change through narrative. About Grey Matter: Racism is not just black and white; the fundamentals of racism are often found between the lines in the grey matter. We are digging deep into the layers of racism through our own personal stories and experiences of the world around us. From our local community leaders to CEOs of the corporate world to experts in every field, we’re here to uncover the multifaceted ways racism, patriarchy, constructs of whiteness, and identity have adapted and impacted our everyday lives and the systems and institutions we rely on. We’re challenging ourselves and all of you to start the dialogue around how we move past the current outcomes of racism considering the economic and racial disparities that continue to plague our society. We all have the power to rewrite the narratives that are shaping our industries and our world. Join us on our journey as we explore the substance between the black and the white. Welcome to Grey Matter. Let’s do this. To follow Nicola: Instagram: @the_nicsmith https://rebelandreason.com/ To follow Twanna: LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/twannaharris/ Instagram: @twannaharris About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: @jeffhilimire
49:49
October 16, 2020
Former NFL player Mohamed Massaquoi’s journey to change the world
In this episode, I interview Mohamed Massaquoi: former UGA and NFL football player who, after becoming an amputee, is working to help the world deal with change. Listen along as we talk about his roots, his career, the loss of his hand, and how he is making an impact now. Don’t forget to subscribe! To Follow Mohamed: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohamedmassaquoi/Instagram: @ironmassaquoihttps://www.thevessol.com/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!CEO: Dragon ArmyAuthor: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis TurnaroundCo-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48Blog: www.jeffhilimire.comLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimireTwitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
46:27
October 13, 2020
How to be a great mentor or mentee - with Karen Houghton, Anand Thaker, and Jermaine Browne
In this episode, I interview several Atlanta leaders and friends: Anand Thaker, Karen Houghton, and Jermaine Brown. Listen along as we discuss mentorship, how to find a mentor, and how to be a great mentee or mentor. Don’t forget to subscribe! If you liked this episode, check out my previous episode with Anand -> https://bit.ly/AnandThakerPodcast To Follow Karen Houghton: Atlanta Tech Village: https://atlantatechvillage.com/team/karen-houghton/ LinkedIn: https://atlantatechvillage.com/team/karen-houghton/ To Follow Jermaine Brown: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brownjermaine/ Outlander Labs: https://www.outlanderlabs.com/outlander-team Jermaine’s Blog: https://www.jermainebrown.org/posts/the-southeast-is-home To Follow Anand Thaker: https://anandthaker.com/bio/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anandthaker/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
46:38
October 9, 2020
SpunMafia Episode #5 - The Advisory Board
In this episode of the SpunMafia series, Spunlogic founders (Jeff Hilimire and Raj Choudhury) talk with four members of their advisory board (Ken Bernhardt, Bill Nussey, William Pate, and James Marlow) about the critical role they played in the success, and ultimate sale, of Spunlogic. If you enjoyed this episode, check out: Email Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/b9AZn1 Jeff’s blog: https://jeffhilimire.com/ The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6 The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf
53:24
October 6, 2020
4 ideas to super-charge your social media game | Lessons from Kaitlin Lutz
Kaitlin Lutz is the amazing founder and CEO of two companies: NewCrew and Sparke Women. I’m sure I’ll have her back on the podcast one day to talk about those businesses, but today’s episode is focused on something else that Kaitlin is an expert at: social media. She breaks down the 4 things that she believes, if focused on, will help anyone supercharge their social media game. And since I needed this advice personally, I thought I’d record it and share it with all of you. To follow Kaitlin: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kaitlinblutz/ Instagram: @kaitlinlutz NewCrew: https://www.newcrew.io/ Sparke Women: https://www.sparkewomen.com/ Kaitlin’s Recommendations: The Morning Brew About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
23:54
October 2, 2020
Grey Matter Ep. 1 (a unique, personal dialogue on racism with Twanna Harris and Nicola Smith)
In this episode, Nicola Smith, Twanna Harris, and I talk about their new initiative: Grey Matter. About Grey Matter: Racism is not just black and white; the fundamentals of racism are often found between the lines in the grey matter. We are digging deep into the layers of racism through our own personal stories and experiences of the world around us. From our local community leaders to CEOs of the corporate world to experts in every field, we’re here to uncover the multifaceted ways racism, patriarchy, constructs of whiteness, and identity have adapted and impacted our everyday lives and the systems and institutions we rely on. We’re challenging ourselves and all of you to start the dialogue around how we move past the current outcomes of racism considering the economic and racial disparities that continue to plague our society. We all have the power to rewrite the narratives that are shaping our industries and our world. Join us on our journey as we explore the substance between the black and the white. Welcome to Grey Matter. Let’s do this. To follow Nicola: Instagram: @the_nicsmith https://rebelandreason.com/ To follow Twanna: LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/twannaharris/ Instagram: @twannaharris About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
51:54
September 29, 2020
A conversation with Jill Thomas, CMO of PGA TOUR Superstore
In this episode, I interview Jill Thomas, Chief Marketing Officer for the PGA TOUR Superstore and major Florida Gator fan. Listen along as we talk about her impressive marketing career, her current role (and love of golf), and her advice for young marketers today. To follow Jill: Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-thomas-b339099/ PGA TOUR Superstore: https://www.pgatoursuperstore.com/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
44:16
September 25, 2020
"What trees do you want to plant?" | A conversation on social justice, purpose, and the ATL with Kyle Stapleton
In this episode, I interview Kyle Stapleton, Manager of Culture & Experience at WarnerMedia. Listen along as we talk about his role at WarnerMedia, his passion and work in social justice, and the mark he hopes to leave on Atlanta and the world. To follow Kyle: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kstaps/ Instagram: @kstaps About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
46:20
September 22, 2020
I had an idea to connect kids to nonprofits. But this entrepreneur beat me to it :)
In this episode, I interview Alex Drohobyczer, founder of YayFinder. Listen along as we discuss her journey to creating YAYFinder, how the business is investing in the younger generation, the skills they are learning, and the social impact they are having on society. To follow Alex: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexdrohobyczer/ YayFinder: https://yayfinder.com/about_us#! About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
26:07
September 18, 2020
SpunMafia Episode 4 - Engauge Part 2 (The Moxie Story)
The guys are back together again in the 4th episode of the SpunMafia series. In this episode, the Spunlogic founders discuss the final years of Engauge and the sale process to Publicis/Moxie.    Jump to 1:30 to hear about the sale process and the guy’s perspective on the time leading up to selling the company.   Jump to 14:08 to hear about the offers.   Jump to 18:20 to hear about the merge with Moxie, how Raj found out he was a part of the new management team, and how Raghu got roped in as well.   Jump to 26:30 to hear about the integration and the cultural differences between Moxie & Engauge.   Jump to 34:30 to hear about how Engauge won the largest agency in Atlanta in 2013, and the mystery behind that.   Jump to 45:20 to hear about upcoming episodes.   If you enjoyed this episode, check out:   Jeff’s blog: https://jeffhilimire.com/ Email Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/b9AZn1 The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6 The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf
49:51
September 15, 2020
A chat with author Goldie Taylor about her book, a political thriller set in Atlanta that will soon be a TV series on ABC!
In this episode, I interview Goldie Taylor: writer and author, on-air political analyst/strategist, and world-class marketer. She is currently Chief Marketing Officer of Morehouse School of Medicine. Listen along as we talk about her lifetime of experience promoting global brands, her most recent novel, Paper Gods, and the creative process behind the characters and heartbeat of Atlanta in her book. To follow Goldie: Website: http://www.goldietaylor.com/= Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/goldietaylor/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/goldietaylor Her book, Paper Gods: https://amzn.to/3lYL0l7 About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
33:36
September 8, 2020
When a growth-minded leader drops everything to become an entrepreneur mid-career | An interview with Mike Popowski, CEO of Dagger
In this episode, I interview Mike Popowski, CEO of Dagger. Listen along as we talk about his journey in marketing and advertising, resulting in him becoming an entrepreneur well into a successful career. We also discuss the value of unplugging periodically to allow for strategic, big-picture ideas, and how he has grown his business so quickly in just five short years. To follow Mike & Dagger: Mike LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/popowski/ Website: https://dagger.agency/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daggeragency/ Butter.ATL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/butter.atl/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
51:21
September 4, 2020
Rebellious Leadership | An interview with Nicola Smith
In this episode, I interview Nicola Smith, founder and CEO of Rebel & Reason. Listen along as we talk about her emigration to the United States from South Africa, how she dropped out of college and moved to LA, and the formation of her successful business that isn’t afraid to tackle social issues. Instagram: @the_nicsmith https://rebelandreason.com/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
50:04
September 1, 2020
Changing the world through art | An interview with Jenny Vyas
In this episode, I interview Jenny Vyas, corporate e-commerce guru turned inspirational, purpose-driven artist. I dive deep into Jenny's origin story, from growing up in India, to her journey to the US as a 19-year old, to ultimately finding her purpose as an artist helping people grow through grief and pain. To follow Jenny: Website: https://www.jennyvyas.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennyvyas/ Books Jenny mentions: Still Writing by Dani Shapiro: https://amzn.to/3jl7eM7 Crossroads of Should and Must: https://amzn.to/2EzAj7N About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
55:47
August 28, 2020
Startups and Mentorship | A conversation with Anand Thaker
On this episode I interview Anand Thaker, one of the most impressive entrepreneurs I know. Listen along as Anand talks about his life and career path, why mentorship and diversity is important, and how to prioritize your involvement with people and opportunities to avoid burnout. To Follow Anand: https://anandthaker.com/ Link to the Growth Traits: https://anandthaker.com/11-traits-of-highly-effective-growth-leaders/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
47:32
August 25, 2020
Living a life with purpose and positivity | An interview with Ann Cramer, AKA "The Human Exclamation Point"
On this episode of the Begin the Begin Podcast, I interview Ann Cramer, an all around extraordinary human being. There have been few people who have inspired me as much as Ann. She’s known as “the Human Exclamation Point” for a reason, and you’ll hear why as you listen to this podcast. Listen along as we discuss her origin story, her life passion, her "Yes, And" philosophy, and what wisdom she would impart on the twenty-somethings embarking on their life journey today. Note: During the episode, Ann mentions a Japanese concept called Ikigai, which means "a reason for being". You can find more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ikigai More ways to find me: ------------------------------------------------------------------- Website: https://jeffhilimire.com Email Newsletter: https://bit.ly/JeffEmail My Books: https://amzn.to/2PVyYu1
38:33
August 20, 2020
Design Your Life | An interview with Darrah Brustein
On today’s podcast I interview Darrah Brustein: author, entrepreneur, and coach. Listen along as she shares her origin story, her life purpose, how she helps people 'design their life', and what she is up to today. To follow Darrah: https://darrah.co/ About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
50:36
August 18, 2020
Quick Hit: The Meaning of Life...Maybe.
I took a few minutes in this podcast to share my thoughts on the meaning of life. I won't spoil the surprise, give it a quick listen and tell me what you think.  About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
05:46
August 15, 2020
The Art of Productivity | Part 2 of my interview with Lisa Magill, CEO of Aleria
This episode is Part 2 of interview Lisa Magill - CEO and founder of Aleria. We discuss what keeps her productive, what books inspire her, and why she is not a morning person :) Listen along as Lisa delves deeper into her personal habits and how she has gotten to where she is today. Check her out at https://www.lisamagill.com/aboutme. About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
20:01
August 12, 2020
Diversity & Inclusion: A Purpose Journey | An interview with Lisa Magill, CEO of Aleria
In this episode, I interview Lisa Magill - CEO and founder of Aleria. We had such a great time chatting, I ended up breaking the conversation into two parts. In this Part 1 of our conversation, we discuss what led her to her personal mission of establishing diversity and inclusion as a core foundation in businesses and corporations. Listen along as Lisa describes her life, her business and non-profit, and why she has made it her personal mission to eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Learn more about Lisa at https://www.lisamagill.com/aboutme About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
31:26
August 7, 2020
Let's love each other better | An interview with Ashley Jones, founder and Executive Director of Love Not Lost
In this episode, I talk with Ashley Jones, the founder and leader of Love Not Lost. Ashley is on a mission to help people love each other better, and as you listen to this podcast, I'm sure you'll be affected by her enthusiasm and passion for that mission just as much as I have been since the day we met.  We talk about how she founded the organization, the amusing story of how we first met, her latest initiative (helping people within companies love each other better!) and her plans for the future.  You can check out Love Not Lost on their website or on Instagram, and you can also find Ashley on Instagram. Ashley also gave a great Creative Mornings talk that dives deeper into her story :) About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
42:41
August 3, 2020
Nonprofit marketing, the Atlanta Falcons, and leading with heart | An interview with Jonathan Karron, VP of Digital Marketing, American Cancer Society
In this episode, I have the great pleasure of speaking with Jonathan Karron. Jonathan is the VP of Digital Marketing for the American Cancer Society. He's also a fellow graduate of Leadership Atlanta and one of the most generous people I know. We spend time talking about his pull to nonprofit marketing, where his empathy comes from, (of course) the Atlanta Falcons, how to lead with heart, and why we should be optimistic about our world today. Please consider supporting ACS: cancer.org Follow Jonathan on Twitter: JKarronATL About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
28:19
July 31, 2020
Fast growth and purpose-driven | an interview with Stephanie Olson, CEO of We Are Rosie
On this episode, I interview Stephanie Olson, founder of We Are Rosie. We discuss what led to her leave behind her “golden handcuffs” and become an entrepreneur. Listen along as Stephanie describes her journey, her business, and why giving back to your community (in your professional life) is so important right now. Check her out at www.wearerosie.com and https://twitter.com/StephanieNOlson. About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
42:07
July 25, 2020
SpunMafia - Episode #3 (Engauge Part 1)
In this 3rd episode of the SpunMafia series, the founders of Spunlogic discuss their sale of the business to Engauge in 2008, the decision-making process that went into it, and the early years of working together at the new company.    Details: Jump to 1:07 to hear about the different offers they received and what set Engauge apart.   Jump to 4:00 to hear about the Engauge "concept" and why they chose Engauge.   Jump to 6:40 to hear what everyone thought going into the acquisition.    Jump to 10:09 to hear about how the first year went.    Jump to 29:00 to hear about Raj’s sabbatical and the job offer upon return.   Jump to 35:33 to hear about Danny’s decision to leave and gradual departure.    Jump to 37:42 to hear about what Jeff refers to as "Engauge 2.0".   Jump to 41:58 to hear about how aligning and becoming one company was a big win.    Jump to 43:55 to hear about the process of trying to create a Spunlogic culture at Engauge.   If you enjoyed this interview, check out Jeff’s blog: https://jeffhilimire.com/.   Email Newsletter: https://eepurl.com/b9AZn1  The 5-Day Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MNOYg6  The Crisis Turnaround: https://amzn.to/2MSfwNf
53:45
July 22, 2020
The social responsibility of leadership | An interview with Shantel Kriss
In this episode, Shantel Kriss (CEO of Imagine Media) and I discuss the juxtaposition of business leadership and social causes. Should the leader of a business speak out on issues? Should a company get involved in causes? How should a business deal with customers that do not share their social views? We dive into this and much more... About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
26:58
July 19, 2020
Leading a purposeful life | An interview with Kashi Sehgal, CEO of Gigabark
In this podcast, I talk with my good friend Kashi Sehgal (CEO, Gigabark) as she discusses her father’s new book (Close the Loop), her family, and the principles that she lives her life by.    At 2:40 you'll hear about her father's influence in her life and career.   At 5:50 you'll hear about how Kashi started her first business and nonprofit.    At 9:05 you'll hear what Kashi is up to today.    At 11:12 you'll hear about the book and what “closing the loop” means.    At 15:40 you'll hear about her father’s mantra: “Don’t get angry, get busy.”   At 18.48 you'll hear about the benefit of being the first person to ask a question at an event.   At 21:20 you'll hear the story that she wishes was included in the book.    At 24:22 you'll hear about her father’s reaction to the book.   At 25:44 you'll hear her personal purpose.     To find out more about Kashi, visit her website: https://kashisehgal.com/  About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
30:14
July 15, 2020
A Deep Dive into Advisory Boards (an interview with Blair Brady)
In this episode, I chat with Blair Brady, CEO of WITH/agency, about advisory boards. Specifically, we discuss: How (and when) to think about an advisory board The number and type of people to have on your advisory board Cadence and topics during the meetings Should you compensate your advisory board? About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
23:49
July 3, 2020
To-Do Systems, Productivity Hacks, and Document Storage with Drew Hawkins
Drew Hawkins is the Director of Digital Marketing at Womble Bond Dickinson, a transatlantic law firm. We worked together at my previous company, Engauge, and I thought it would be fun to 'record' one of our conversations, which always delves into our favorite to-do systems, ways that we stay productive, how we store our notes and documents, and most importantly, how we work hard to focus on our family before everything else. Things we specifically cover in this episode: Staying productive during COVID-19 (and with little kids running around) Asana vs. Todoist (to-do systems) Blogging cadence and writing something that feels worthy  OneNote vs. Evernote (and our problem with digital hoarding) The iPad Pro + Apple Pencil kick that I'm on And quite a bit more... You can find out more about Drew at his blog: Brain Wads About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter!  CEO: Dragon Army  Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
25:29
June 29, 2020
An interview with Sima Parekh, Executive in Residence at 48in48
Sima Parekh is an exceptional leader, having worked at organizations such as HP, Randstad, and currently, IHG. She is also the Executive in Residence for 48in48, a nonprofit that hosts hackathons to build 48 nonprofit websites in 48 hours. In this episode, we discuss the impact that COVID-19 has had on 48in48, how she's leading the organization forward, and we dive into her unique leadership philosophy.  You can learn more about 48in48 here: 48in48.org About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO, Dragon Army Author, The 5-Day Turnaround and The Crisis Turnaround Founder, Ripples of Hope Co-founder, 48in48 LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
21:50
June 25, 2020
The three things that everyone gets wrong about entrepreneurship
In this short podcast, I decided to clear the air on three things that I believe everyone gets wrong about entrepreneurship. About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
05:37
June 24, 2020
SpunMafia - Episode #2
Once again, the old Spunlogic founders got together to discuss their experience building and selling Spunlogic (from 1998 - 2008). In this episode we dive into the following topics:   - What is the one thing we'd do differently if we started Spunlogic today?   - What was the turning point that led us to double for 5 years in a row and ultimately lead to a sale of the company?   - Why is it hard for so many agencies to get past 15-20 people?   - What is our best advice for small or young agencies today?   - How did we remain friends, when so many partnerships blow up?   - In terms of selling the business, what advice do we have for agencies looking to go through that process?   We also discussed Raj's infamous spelling and grammar deficiencies, and the constraints involved in having an office space in the back of a fitness center. About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
44:20
June 16, 2020
SpunMafia - Episode #1
In this episode, I grabbed my former partners, Raj Choudhury, Danny Davis, and Raghu Kakarala, and we talked about how we built and sold our business, Spunlogic. We discuss the early founding days, stories along the way (including company cruises, stapler-throwing incidents, famous team members, major disagreements, etc), and how we came to sell the business to Halyard Capital / Engauge in 2008. About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
49:01
June 16, 2020
My book writing process - a short interview with Joe Koufman
In this episode, Joe Koufman interviews me on my book writing process. Having written two books, The 5-Day Turnaround and The Crisis Turnaround, I've figured out what works - and more importantly, what doesn't - for me.  About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
10:15
June 16, 2020
Joe Koufman interviews Jeff Hilimire on his new book, The Crisis Turnaround
In this episode, Joe Koufman, CEO of Setup, interviews me (Jeff Hilimire) about my most recent book, The Crisis Turnaround. The book focuses on helping leaders successfully lead their business through a crisis, and be stronger coming out of it. We discuss how this book fits into my first book, The 5-Day Turnaround, and the key points that leaders will learn from it. About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
26:01
June 16, 2020
The power of purpose in an organization
A quick segment on the power of purpose in an organization. I've had several businesses in my 20+ years as an entrepreneur, but only in the last 5 years have my businesses had true, defined purposes. The difference is massive. About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
03:00
June 14, 2020
My tools to stay super productive
In this episode I talk about the tools I use to stay (super) productive. About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog: www.jeffhilimire.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jeffhilimire Twitter: twitter.com/jeffhilimire
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May 24, 2019
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May 23, 2019