Brian Ardinger is the founder of Inside Outside Innovation, which is a community for movers, shakers, founders, builders and doers. For over 25 years Brian has been helping entrepreneurs and innovators navigate and compete in a world of change and disruption. Whether serving as a technology consultant, international innovation specialist, economic developer or researcher, Brian’s passion has always been working on exciting projects with amazing people to create remarkable results.
work life balance
When most high schoolers were out with their friends, Brett Byman was busy cleaning bathrooms along the interstate with his parents. Raised by entrepreneurs, Brett had a very realistic view of what entrepreneurship looked like and what it means to run your own business. And when most of his friends were looking for jobs after college, Brett found himself creating jobs as the CEO of Nobl Health. Today Brett is the co-founder and COO of BasicBlock, a transportation marketplace that leverages smart contracts on the blockchain to provide trust between all stakeholders.
During this episode, Brett and I spoke about how stress impacts performance and how reading, good nutrition and getting outside helps him stay healthy under pressure.
Registered dietitian nutritionist, Liz Weiss, MS, RDN, has been passionate about healthy food and family nutrition for well over two decades. Helping families discover the joy of wholesome and delicious food is not just her job—it’s her mission. As the mother of two grown children, Liz advocates a real food approach to feeding families.
Liz is the voice behind the family food podcast and blog, Liz’s Healthy Table. She has written several cookbooks including No White with Dinner, The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers, and the playful new coloring e-book series, Color, Cook, Eat! Liz is a contributor to Today’s Dietitian RDLounge, and she brings more than 25 years of professional speaking experience to the podium for both the public and health professional audiences.
Liz was a producer and reporter for CNN’s Nutrition News unit from 1987 to 1992 and is best known for her recent work as the cofounder of the online platform, Meal Makeover Moms. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and two of their practices groups: Food & Culinary Professionals and Nutrition Entrepreneurs. Liz lives in New England with her family.
During this conversation, Keith and I talked about his entrepreneurial journey and the physical and emotional challenges that arise when you launch and sell a business. In a recent medium post, Keith wrote about his experience and said something had to change.
Consider this a bonus episode. During this episode, Ben and I discuss our favorite takeaways from episode 36 and also highlight what you can look forward to in August. I also spoke with Ben about the concept of micro-recovery and what that means to him and how it can apply to entrepreneurs and busy people.
Marianne Worthington is the founder of Work Warrior, a company that helps managers be rockstars, and in 2018 decided to launch her second brand, Sequins and Superheroes, helping people manage themselves, and become the hero of their own story. Before deciding to go out on her own, Marianne spent over a decade in corporate America as a manager. During that 10 years she jokes that there were “a lot of blood, sweat, and tears…and often times those things mixed together and made quite a mess.” But she discovered people can learn to be a good managers, but not if they can’t manage themselves, their fears, their biases, or their emotions.
In this episode, I spoke with Marianne about toxic work environments, the #METOO movement, and the different between self-care and human maintenance.
John Fulwider, PhD is a professional EOS® Implementer and Founder at gear80. He helps entrepreneurs and their leadership teams clarify, simplify, and achieve their vision. During this conversation, I spoke with John about his business and why bootstrapping your health might not be enough when it comes to managing your mental and physical health.
You can connect with John on Linkedin.
Taylor Siebert is a husband, father and entrepreneur. During this episode, I spoke with Taylor about his career journey and his love for EdTech. We also discussed his passion for social media, digital citizenship and how he stays healthy under pressure as a content creator and busy entrepreneur.
Christina Oldfather is the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (LPED) based in Lincoln, Nebraska. She plays an active role in the local startup community by recruiting and mentoring teams for the NMotion accelerator program. In this episode, I spoke with Christina about the local startup community and how she stays healthy under pressure as a busy professional, active mother and part-time Jazzercise instructor.
Registered dietitian and nutrition communications consultant, Neva Cochran, partners with food, nutrition and agricultural organizations to promote positive, accurate, scientific-based nutrition messages. By encouraging people to “eat beyond the headlines,“ she champions enjoyment of eating, not fear of food. During the episode, Neva and I discuss her career journey and how she stays healthy under pressure by giving back to the next generation of Dietitians.