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Episode 54 | Phil Truax

May 18, 2021
While a corporate world and entrepreneurial world may seem different, attorney Phil Truax has juggled both in his career. After deciding to change his law specialty a week before the pandemic began, Truax learned how to adjust to change and never give up. Listen to how Truax continues to follow his passion.

Episode 53 | Mike Jarrett

May 11, 2021
Owner and CEO of Jarrett Companies, Mike Jarrett, has focused on getting better everyday since 1998. The founder of one of the fastest growing companies in the United States shares his experience with turmoil and success. Listen to hear why he loves what he does.

Episode 52 | Dennis Neate

May 04, 2021
Growing up on a small family farm, Dennis Neate learned the importance of grit and determination at a young age. He is now an acting Vice President for Oswald Companies. Listen to what led him to become the businessman he is today.

Episode 51 | Manuel Astruc

April 27, 2021
With over 20 years of experience in psychiatry, overcoming personal obstacles of loss and recovery, and starting up his own coaching business, Dr. Manuel Astruc has captured the true definition of grit. Listen to how he turned his life around and committed to enjoying the ride no matter what.

Episode 50 | Jason Stevenson

April 20, 2021
Entrepreneur and visionary, Jason Stevenson, dabbles in various areas from working in insurance to owning over 100 hair salons. He has found success in his career but it does not come without struggle and high mental energy. Listen to how he prioritizes his time and has become comfortable with delegating important tasks.

Episode 49 | Lynn Child

April 13, 2021
As a women entrepreneur, Lynn Child, has shown grit over the many years she has poured into CentraComm. As the Principal Founder and President, she has overcome both personal and business challenges along the way. Listen to how she perseveres.

Episode 48 | Ron Kaminski

April 06, 2021
Ron Kaminski believes in help first. At Culture Shoc he instills that in not only his team but the companies he guides. Through the recession of 2008 and the 2020 pandemic, Ron has learned valuable lessons that will carry into future tough situations. Listen in to see how he approaches storms head-on.

Episode 47 | Brian Kimmel

March 30, 2021
Being a part of a fourth-generation family business can be tough. Brian Kimmel shares how his family has come together to pivot in an ever-changing industry. Listen in to his story.

Episode 46 | Erin Halper

March 23, 2021
Erin Halper saw a need and jumped in after it. Pursing the solution has led her to being the CEO of The Upside, an award-winning accelerator and community for consultants. Listen in to hear more about her journey.

Episode 45 | Dave Burke

March 16, 2021
As Vice President of Sales at the Akron Rubber Ducks, one of the challenges Dave Burke has faced throughout his career happened in 2020 due to COVID-19. Listen to how he and the team pivoted to keep momentum during a bleak season.

Episode 44 | Billy Keels

March 09, 2021
Once Billy Keels learned that his calendar is the driver of his time, and that time is what leads to profitability and satisfaction, he began prioritizing. As an account executive at an enterprise software company and a business owner himself, listen to his story.

Episode 43 | Chris Winkelmann

March 02, 2021
Chris Winkelmann, owner of Chris Winkelmann Insurance Agency, found that if stepped outside his business he could solve internal roadblocks. Find out how he learned to take a step out to take a step forward.

Episode 42 | Jim Gilbride

February 23, 2021
As one of the founders of Buckeye Distributing, Jim Gilbride shares the roller coaster ride of an entrepreneurship venture he has had over the years. He has seen ebbs and flows but to this day believes success is the lessons learned. Now an Area President at Focus CFO, he guides other businesses with his experience.

Episode 41 | Mark Dorman

February 16, 2021
From nearly losing the business he worked so hard to build up, to now being the president of Legacy Business Advisors, Mark Dorman is a walking definition of grit. He continues to share his story and advise other business owners with his perseverance through tough times.

Episode 40 | Sande Golgart

February 09, 2021
Like most entrepreneurs, Sande Golgart started his grit story with frustration about the industry he was in. He identified the solution, pivoted and is now the President of Zonez modular construction. Listen in for more about his story.

Episode 39 | Jerome Myers

February 02, 2021
When something outside of your control negatively impacts your business, how do you proceed? Jerome Myers, the founder of Myers Methods, shares his story with multi-revenue streams.

Episode 38 | Tim Marshall

January 26, 2021
Tim Marshall, Director of Vocational Services at the Colorado Coalition of the Homeless, shares how each person has an opportunity for success, and grit is what gets them there, even through trauma.

Episode 37 | Jan Southern

January 19, 2021
A previous vice president in the corporate world, Jan Southern, made the jump to entrepreneurship with not one, but three companies. She made this transition successfully by maintaining a mindset of grit.

Episode 36 | Justin Breen

January 12, 2021
International best selling author, Justin Breen, shares the 4 basic aspects that make up an entrepreneur and how he built a global company in three years using his determination to never quit. This is a grit that is contagious.

Episode 35 | Gavin Tice

January 05, 2021
Gavin Tice, a Sandler trainer at The Ruby Group, shares how his experiences in the marines have molded his endurance and grit throughout the years. From deployments to lack of sleep to job loss, he is a prime example of perseverance.

Episode 34| Brent Canfield

December 29, 2020
A sergeant in the Marine Corps and the owner of both Smart Digital and Sentry Pods, Brent Canfield has a sense of grit driven by helping others. That’s why he started both the businesses he owns today.

Episode 33 | Brett Ruiz

December 22, 2020
Building a business from the ground up requires grit. Brett Ruiz, president at Medina Exteriors, shares how hiring the right people for the right seat in his business has made all the difference.

Episode 32 | Christine Rossi

December 15, 2020
How do you overcome to obstacles of being a family and woman-owned business in a big industry? Listen to Christine Rossi’s story of being in manufacturing for 25 years. 

Episode 31 | Chris Edmonds

December 08, 2020
Chris Edmonds, the author of No Surrender: A Father, a Son, and an Extraordinary Act of Heroism That Continues to Live on Today, did not intend to write a book.

Episode 30 | Jennifer Wilson

December 01, 2020
From climbing the ladder in the corporate world to making a major career shift so she could start her own coaching business, Jennifer Wilson shares her story.

Episode 29 | Shelley Pippin

November 24, 2020
Shelley Pippin shares how her journey with grit allowed her and her husband to turn what they thought was only a hobby into a full-time bakery and brewery. Listen in to hear how she kept fans engaged throughout the process.

Episode 28 | Margie Tasseff

November 17, 2020
Market President at iHeart Mansfield, Margie Tasseff, shares her experience and the grit needed to merge multiple teams of people while enabling them to work together. Listen in to her story.

Episode 27 | Mark Boyer

November 10, 2020
Mark Boyer, General Manager and Founder of Shine FM, shares how he and his team have stepped out in faith and let God produce the results.

Episode 26 | Chris Chengelis

November 03, 2020
A founder and pioneer in an arena that people around the world and in our very own communities depend on. Chris Chengelis shares his experience being one of the founding figures at WIL research.

Episode 25 | Jonathan Reitz

October 27, 2020
Don’t we all have dreams we wish to accomplish but aren’t sure we can? With a little coaching and grit, our guest Jonathan Reitz explains how you can accomplish what you set your mind to.