Debra Des Vignes, Founder of the Indiana Prison Writers Workshop is interviewed by Host, Andy Dix. Debra shares her story of fulfilling her lifelong dream of fighting for the outcast underdogs and forming her non-profit to give the creativity and humanity of Indiana's offenders a second chance and a voice through writing. She will challenge you to pursue your passion as well.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is impacting nearly everything in Indiana and the world. ClearObject is a Fishers, Indiana based IoT agency that is leading the way to harvesting data for businesses. ClearObject's CEO, John McDonald shares how the Internet of Things is impacting Indiana. He discusses how massive changes are needed in our investing and education systems to adjust to the disruption about to be unleased on the digital prairie. John McDonald offers his vision for what our Hoosier future looks like, complete with driverless vehicles and the monetization of data. Data could soon be Indiana's most valuable cash crop. Hosted by Andy Dix.
Kristi Cundiff, Founder, President/CEO of Indiana Foster and Adoptive Parents, speaks with host Andy Dix as she shares her insights on the needed improvements in Indiana's child welfare system and how her non-profit organization has grown to over 9,000 members in just a couple of years. Listen to how she turned her own extreme adversity into an organization providing hope for Indiana's foster families. Learn more about IFAAP at https://fosterandadoptiveparents.org/
Host Andy Dix interviews Jennifer Rubenstein, Editor In Chief of Edible INDY magazine. Recorded at The Lemon Bar in Zionsville, IN. Jennifer shares Edible INDY's mission as well as how she overcame adversity to establish this elegant print publication in a digital age. Hear how local businesses are sourcing local and how it contributes to the flavor of our local culture. Local sourcing has benefits to our economic, physical and mental health. Visit Edible Indy at https://edibleindy.com.
Host Andy Dix interviews hopeful Hoosiers Greg and Teresa Overby who are the founders of the 180Xchange recovery program in Indianapolis. Addiction is impacting millions of Hoosiers annually and thanks to recovery programs like the 180Xchange, people are restoring their brokenness and creating more manageable lives. For more information about the 180Xchange program visit, https://180xchange.org.
Interview with Author and Indy Car Driver Hopeful, Kristian Aleixo, on living life on the outside groove. How you can stay hopeful as you drive through enormous adversity in persistent pursuit of your goals. Hosted by Andy Dix.
What if you own solving the problem you see? Ron Brumbarger, President of Apprentice University is interviewed by host, Andy Dix. Ron saw a need for qualified, college debt-free, employees and believes apprenticeships are the fastest way to launch a young person's career. Restore your hope in Indiana's future, listen to Episode 4.
Steve Ross, Co-Founder of the Indiana based Walk the Talk Speaker Series is interviewed by Host, Andy Dix. Steve shares how you can realize your life's purpose by learning to walk the talk.
Hopeful Hoosier Episode 2: Derrin Slack, CEO-Founder of PROACT Indy (https://proactindy.org) shares his vision for leading at-risk, inner city elementary school and middle school kids in Indianapolis out of hopelessness, isolation and crime and into citizenship and purpose through shared community service. Hear how Derrin overcame his studdering to become a leader in Indiana and how PROACT Indy is helping to create a brighter future for Indiana.
Andy Dix, MS, BCC, a Board Certified Executive Coach with AD Growth Advisers Inc., shares an overview of the goals of the Hopeful Hoosier podcast. Andy also provides some interesting definitions and implications of having a hopeful attitude. Where there is a will, we can find a way...that is hope. There is a lot to be hopeful for in America's heartland, Indiana.