August 26, 2020
Linda Weise is Founding CEO of the Colorado Springs Conservatory. Since 1994, the Conservatory has provided world-class, performing arts training to students of all ages and abilities across the Pikes Peak region. In addition to arts immersion studies, the Conservatory places a high value on community arts advocacy.
In this episode, Linda recounts her team's race against the clock to transition all programming online, while maintaining high-quality instruction and prioritizing personal connection. In addition, she celebrates the surprising success the Conservatory has seen this year, including serving a record number of students and families.
Listen to our conversation to see how the arts are shining light in a dark time. Browse our full COS in COVID miniseries for more pandemic stories and interviews.
August 19, 2020
Max Ziegenhagen is a marriage and family therapist and the owner of North Family Counseling in Colorado Springs. After identifying a critical need for teen therapy in the Springs, Max moved from California to open a trauma-specialized practice. Today, Max and his team of therapists serve individuals wrestling with a range of mental and relational challenges.
In this episode, Max discusses the positive and negative implications that COVID-19 and the stay-at-home order had on the mental and emotional health of his community, sharing how his practice had to pivot in response to new challenges and crises.
Listen to our conversation to hear why Max remains hopeful and encouraged despite counseling through a pandemic. For more COS in COVID stories, visit our full library of interviews.
August 13, 2020
Bruce McGrew is the owner of ProCycling bike shop in Colorado Springs. With East and West locations, Bruce and his team of cycling experts serve and supply individuals of all biking ability — from entry-level to enthusiast.
In this first episode of our COS in COVID miniseries, Bruce shares the somewhat surprising impact that the pandemic had on the bike business, when — as outdoor activities increased in popularity — ProCycling saw more new faces and higher sales than ever before.
Ride along with us to hear Bruce's predictions for how the biking world and outdoor activities will evolve post-virus. And as always, best sure to check out all of our Metaphorically Speaking episodes.
May 27, 2020
Suzanne Palazzo is the founder and CEO of Upper Deck Fitness in Stamford, Connecticut. Having set out on a mission to redefine the fitness culture, Suzanne is passionate about creating a space that prioritizes people over the bottom line and challenges individuals to determine the “why” behind wellness.
In this episode, Suzanne shares how she found her voice and unlocked confidence, empowerment, and emotional release through movement, detailing how a unique marriage between dancing and writing led to an unconventional approach to fitness and a fulfilling purpose.
Listen to the conversation to discover how Suzanne’s uncomplicated, unsexy view of fitness has led to long-term life change, both for herself and the clients she serves. For more inspiration, check out the full library of entrepreneur stories.
April 22, 2020
With the current pandemic situation, we're presently unable to record and produce new podcast episodes. And so, while we wait for some normalcy to return, we decided to go back into our archive of entrepreneurial interviews and publish some content never before released in this format.
We start this month with Scott Harrison, CEO of charity: water, who I had the privilege of interviewing in 2015 via Skype. At the time, I was promoting a fundraising campaign via my photography business — Joetography — and was crazy enough to ask him for an interview. He was even crazier enough to accept the invitation.
Scott has an amazing story of personal transformation that ultimately led him to found his non-profit that seeks to bring clean water to the world. In our conversation, we don't journey too deeply into his personal journey, but I encourage you to discover it for yourself in his book, Thirst.
In these times when health and sanitation are on the forefront of American's minds, we thought dusting off this timeless conversation would be the best conversation to share. We hope you'll enjoy the discussion.
March 24, 2020
Doctors Josh and Taylor Logan are the founders, owners, and lead chiropractors at True North Chiropractic in Colorado Springs. For this married couple, a day at work is so much bigger than a spine adjustment — it’s an opportunity to restore physical ability and purpose to the lives of their patients.
In this episode, the Logans reflect on the path that led them to a career in chiropractics, regale the joys and challenges of being both business and life partners, and reveal the meaning behind their business name.
Listen to the conversation to hear how these doctors are bringing healing to their community. And for more inspirational entrepreneur stories, visit our full library.
March 24, 2020
Jason Crampton is the owner of Lincoln St. Barbers, a traditional barbershop located in Colorado Springs. Brotherhood, trust, and relaxation make up this unique shop’s DNA, as Jason and his team of "civilized misfits" create a tight-knit community through quality craftmanship and conversation.
In this episode, Jason shares his journey to becoming a licensed barber and entrepreneur, talks about the special connections formed in his shop, and reflects on how privileged he feels to serve clients in his chair every day. Listen to the conversation to learn how Jason identified and met a need in his community.
And be sure to check out our full library of entrepreneurial interviews.
January 28, 2020
Casey Ross is the owner of Axe and the Oak Whiskey House and Distillery in Colorado Springs. Every day, Casey and his team embody the mission to cultivate a welcoming space for visitors to enjoy meaningful conversation, laughs with good friends, and of course, a quality drink.
In this episode, Casey dives into life as a Colorado Springs native, touring on the road with Batman and Bob the Builder, and the things that are most important to him. Listen to our conversation to hear how this combination inspired Casey to share his passion and serve his community.
For more entrepreneurial interviews, be sure to check out our full library.
November 16, 2019
Every day, business owners and employers face very real fears related to leading a team, running a company, and making a profit. In the final episode of Season 2, we step into the shoes of a business leader and address fear in the workplace — even asking one such entrepreneur, Mitch Causey, to share the very real fears he faces daily. To conclude, we issue a challenge: rather than be paralyzed by fear, learn to move with it — letting its momentum make way to success.