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Andrew Mahowald on Wanderlust (Encore)

Jul 28, 2021

Season 2, Episode 29


This episode was recorded before the outbreak of Coronavirus.

Encore Episode: When was the last time you daydreamed of travelling the world? Especially when you couldn’t go anywhere, did the idea of country hopping and sightseeing feel glamorous or more risky? In this encore episode, global nomad and adventure seeker, Andrew Mahowald, shares highlights of his two-year adventure of seeing the world up close and personal. Andrew did what many dream of. He quit the corporate job and set off on an adventure with a backpack and a curious mind. Hear how he decided on his places to explore, risks that were taken and those that were avoided, plus how the whole experience changed him. 



You can follow Andrew's journey on Instagram @Andrew.adventuring

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Leslie Holman on Humanity in the Workplace

Jul 22, 2021

Season 2, Episode 28


Michael Kithcart: 

Hello, and welcome to the Champions of RISK podcast where we examine the many aspects of risks so we can all face uncertainty with more strength, confidence and humor together, then we're going to talk about humanity in the workplace. It seems common sense, right? And yet, so many leaders seem to shy away from it like dealing with the whole person that shows up to work every day. It feels maybe a little too risky, right? Well, today's guest feels quite the opposite. Please welcome Leslie Holman. And she is the CEO of Pinnacle Performance Group. It's a woman owned management consulting firm. Earlier in her career, she was the Itasca Project Director which had a huge influence on her leadership style and career. When she had the opportunity to build her business the way that she wanted to she instilled the motto, take care of yourself, take care of your family, do good work. In that order. Leslie, welcome to the...

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Rebecca Monet on the Franchise Industry

Jul 14, 2021

Season 2, Episode 26


Michael Kithcart: 

Hello, I'm Michael Kithcart. I'm a high performance coach and creator of the Wynning Your Way framework. Welcome to the Champions of RISK Podcast, where we examine the many aspects of risks so that we can all navigate life with more courage, confidence and humor together. Franchising is a 787 billion, Yes, with a B, dollar a year industry in the United States alone. There are over 773,000 franchise establishments in the US. This is big business, and it is one of the many ways that entrepreneurs can get their start. For some, they make the brand accessible to others like they create the brand. Think Ray Kroc with McDonald's okay? He didn't necessarily create the brand from the beginning, but he created the franchise. Others start businesses as a franchisee. It's one entryway into business ownership. But how does one even start to explore if franchising is right for them and what business opportunities exist? Well,...

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Tired of Being Exhausted

Jun 23, 2021

Seasons 2, Episode 25


“Why be tired of being exhausted when instead you could be tired of being so excited? Doesn’t the latter sound better?” Michael Kithcart

Aren’t you so over feeling exhausted in your bones AND in your mind? Me, too. I recently went against all the things I coach and paid the price. Remember the gap between knowing and doing? Yeah, I fell into that chasm and if you’re anything like me, chances are good you’ve been there, too. Luckily there are ways out of the overwhelm and ways to get back to being excited about life. I kept this episode short so you can quickly hear one thing that you want to try and put it into action immediately…and then tell me how much better you feel. Seriously. This episode contains “one way” in five areas you can add a little pep into your day. Try one and let me know in the comment section how it helped you.



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Jaime Taets on You Are Here

Jun 16, 2021

Season 2, Episode 24


“It was just this epiphany for me that no one avoids having to evolve and change.” – Jaime Taets

As the CEO of Keystone Group International, Jaime Taets focuses on leadership development, organizational strategy, growth, and change. She is also generous in sharing her personal experiences and insights to help entrepreneurs grow and evolve, which we can all get a glimpse of through her Superpower Success podcast. Today we talk about her new book You Are Here, Kick-Ass Inspiration for Navigating Your Journey to Success. You’ll hear what all entrepreneurs have in common, her take on failing, the good that’s come from Covid, how she uses personal experiences to help businesses grow, plus sneak peaks into the wisdom contained in her new book before it’s released! 



Jaime Taets

Keystone Group International

You Are Here: Kick-Ass Inspiration For Navigating Your Journey to Success


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Cat Breet on Career Search Post COVID

Jun 09, 2021

Season 2, Episode 23


“If you get in by referral, you have a 40% chance of getting that job. If you get introduced to a decision maker, you have a 60% chance of getting hired. If you get introduced to the hiring manager, you've got a 92% chance of getting a job. So talk to people, because it dramatically cuts your job search down by 55%.” - Cat Breet

Cat Breet has been playing career matchmaker for 23 years, and along the way has had a few career changes herself. Her experiences help others evaluate and mitigate their career risks especially now in the new world of work. She is the Chief Stripe Changer, President and founder of Arbez, and has taught over 167,000 people how to get more money, freedom and fun out of work. She also hosts Planet Work Live on LinkedIn on Tuesdays and Thursdays to add perspective and the full human experience of work. Cat shares how COVID is changing the workplace, what’s become more important to employees, and how...

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Michelle Myers on Taking Risk on People

Jun 02, 2021

Season 2, Episode 22


“I've realized that hiring smarter, more capable people and putting them around me, has been the best risk that I've ever taken”  - Michelle Myers

One of the biggest challenges in business, and especially for entrepreneurs is the people equation. It’s risky to have people be part of the business you’re working so hard to build, especially when you’re looking to others have contact with your customer base. It’s also turned out to be a great business model for Michelle Meyers, who started a business out of necessity and grew into a model that serves the needs of both employees and customers. She is the Founder and CEO of Pink Callers, an administrative support solution that assigns customer service rockstars to support home service businesses remotely. Michelle also has a podcast with three other women entrepreneurs called Fight Club 4 Business. Hear her tips on entrepreneurship and hiring on this...

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Eva Lovisa on Airstream Living

May 26, 2021

Season 2, Episode 21


Ever wonder what it’s really like to live in a tiny house or be a nomad by choice? There is something romantic and freeing about the idea of hitting the road, exploring new places and living minimally. Many think about it, few do it.  Eva Lovisa and her husband, Nick, are in the camp of living life in an Airstream. Former condo owners and current web and design professionals, they decided to sell everything, buy an Airstream, and set out to find where in the country they might want to live permanently. Learn the unimagined benefits, the realities of truly living and working remotely, and how a spark of an idea can create an even more abundant life. For Eva, that applies to both her Airstream living and the new business she created, Lucky Yarrow. 



Eva Lovisa

Lucky Yarrow

Instagram : evalovisa3



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Jayne Ellegard on Women and Money

May 19, 2021

Season 2, Episode 20


What gets in your way of talking about money? Was it the way you were brought up? Is it a chore to understand investments? Don’t know how to get money to work for you? How about YES to all of the above? Jayne Ellegard, Founder and Coach at Elegant Wealth, is determined to make it easier for women to talk about and understand money. Early in her career, she stumbled into managing wealth for others and in her examination of her own thoughts and beliefs about money, she understood on a different level what influences our relationship with money and building wealth. Jayne is a Women and Wealth coach, money confidence creator, engaging speaker and the author of her new book “Financial Empowerment for Women: Your Guide to Courage, Confidence, and Wisdom!” In this episode shares why we struggle to talk about money, why we need to understand how money works, and how to get ahold of our finances regardless of where we’re starting...

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Wynning Your Way

May 12, 2021

Season 2, Episode 19


Your current thinking around winning is messing you up.

Chances are your definition of winning is influenced by others’ definitions. Maybe you picked up a piece from a leadership book, a section from corporate goals, maybe a smattering from a mentor or from playing a team sport. 

How’s that working for you?

I want to talk to you about the difference you can make in your life by redefining what it means to YOU to win at work and in your life. I’m not talking about winning at all costs and smashing unrealistic goals set by people with little skin in the game (or understanding of the game in some instances.) I’m talking about how you define what it’s like for you to feel like you are operating at your best, showing up as your best self in situations that matter to you, and feeling like you’re participating according to your own rules. I’m talking about Wynning Your Way. Listen to what it takes to Wyn...

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