Hopeful Hoosier Podcast
E21 Kris Taylor, Founder Evergreen Leadership’s Community Builders Award

E21 Kris Taylor, Founder Evergreen Leadership’s Community Builders Award

June 1, 2021

Hear Kris Taylor, Founder of Evergreen Leadership's Community Builders Awards and previous Winners, Tenecia Waddell-Pyle, Josh Hupp, and Marla Taylor, talk about this intensive 24-hour leadership development experience given annually as a gift to Indiana's future. Host Andy Dix shares how to  nominate an emerging leader you know to participate in this one-day event. The award covers the entire cost of the retreat, including meals, lodging, and programming. Nominations close July 27, 2021. 

E20 Dan Hanrahan, Co-Founder, Haulstr

E20 Dan Hanrahan, Co-Founder, Haulstr

February 18, 2021

Hear how Haulstr, an Indiana startup company, uses technology to revolutionize the mulch delivery industry and spread the good to our local communities! Host Andy Dix interviews Dan Hanrahan, Co-Founder of Haulstr. Haulstr is an innovative fundraising platform and delivery system that is making a positive difference. Dan shares his story of life as a serial entrepreneur in the Heartland.

E19 Nick Smarrelli, CEO GadellNet Consulting Services

E19 Nick Smarrelli, CEO GadellNet Consulting Services

February 2, 2021

Hear the story of one of Indiana's top rated Certified B-Corps, GadellNet Consulting Services. Host Andy Dix, interviews Nick Smarrelli, CEO of GadellNet.  Nick shares how he as instilled his lifelong personal values: 100% Responsibility, 0% Excuses, Grow or Die, and Make an Impact into organization-wide values.

 

E18 Nick Jaworski CEO Circle Social Inc

E18 Nick Jaworski CEO Circle Social Inc

January 26, 2021

Host Andy Dix interviews Nick Jaworski, CEO of CircleSocialInc.

CircleSocialInc is one of Indiana's first benefit corporations.  Nick shares his insights on running a company with a triple bottom line. Hear how doing good is also good for business!

 

E17 Vicki Bohlsen, Founder/President of The Bohlsen Group

E17 Vicki Bohlsen, Founder/President of The Bohlsen Group

January 8, 2021

Host Andy Dix interviews Vicki Bohlsen, Founder/President of the Bohlsen Group, Indiana's first Certified B-Corp.  Hear how the Bohlsen Group is on a mission to market others' mission using unified marketing for good!  Purposeful and sustainable practices and principles are great for business.

E16 Craig Dehut, Co-founder of Appian Media

E16 Craig Dehut, Co-founder of Appian Media

October 20, 2020

Is your faith a strong enough light in your life to truly walk by? Will you base your career and business on your faith? Hear Craig Dehut, Co-Founder of Appian Media https://appianmedia.org and Host Andy Dix have a conversation about being a hopeful creative media producer who choses to live and work in Indiana.  Learn how Craig remains faithful to what he believe is his calling, to give his finished product away for free.

 

E15 Mel McMahon-Stone, Co-Founder of IndianaOriginals.com

E15 Mel McMahon-Stone, Co-Founder of IndianaOriginals.com

June 2, 2020

What one easy choice can you make to support your hometown's growth and prosperity for generations to come? (HINT: There's an app for that.)  Listen as Host Andy Dix interviews Mel McMahon-Stone, Co-Founder of IndianaOriginals.com.  Mel shares the importance of supporting locally owned and operated Indiana businesses to help create a more hopeful future of our state.  She also shares tips for starting your own business and becoming an Indiana Original entrepreneur yourself.  

E14 Jim Poyser, Earth Charter Indiana

E14 Jim Poyser, Earth Charter Indiana

February 19, 2020

Have you ever wondered why you are here?  What is your purpose in life? In this episode of the Hopeful Hoosier Podcast you will hear from Jim Poyser, Executive Director of Earth Charter Indiana.  Jim found his life's purpose as an advocate and educator for action to address climate change in Indiana.  Host Andy Dix interviews Jim Poyser at White Pine Wilderness Center in Rocky Ripple, Indiana.  Can one question change the entire trajectory of your life?  Hear how Jim answered his key life question and how it forever changed his life for the better. Poyser shares key life lessons to finding and living out your purpose.

E13 Kevin Berkopes, Ph.D. Crossroads Education

E13 Kevin Berkopes, Ph.D. Crossroads Education

January 5, 2020

Kevin Berkopes, Ph.D., is a mathematics educator who believes the current education system formula does not add up to success. He has created Crossroads Education, an Indianapolis based non-profit organization, to help communities and schools deploy a proven new approach combined with the latest technology and thoughtful architecture to create more successful educational outcomes for students.  He also believes that his innovative approach to school construction, which he calls community commons, will revitalize neighborhoods and towns as well as support families and students.  He is confident his approach will usher in a new era in education.  Host Andy Dix interviews Dr. Berkopes from his model learning commons at the offices of Crossroads Education on the near west side of Indianapolis.

E12 Cassie Mecklenburg, Executive Director, Sheltering Wings

E12 Cassie Mecklenburg, Executive Director, Sheltering Wings

January 5, 2020

Cassie Mecklenburg, Executive Director, Sheltering Wings Domestic Abuse Shelter, in Danville, IN, shares how to recognize and prevent domestic abuse. Cassie also shares her personal success story of how her career chose her. Host Andy Dix interviews Cassie from Sheltering Wings in Danville, IN.

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