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Stories of Craft, Creativity, and Persistence from the Heartland.

Stories of Craft, Creativity, and Persistence from the Heartland.

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United States

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Stories of Craft, Creativity, and Persistence from the Heartland.

Language:

English


Episodes

96. Natalie Nixon

6/21/2021
The Iowa Idea: Natalie Nixon “Wonder and Rigor.” In this episode of the Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Natalie Nixon, PhD. Natalie changes lives through ideas so that people build their creative confidence for years to come, make an impact, and get paid their worth. She is a creativity strategist, global keynote speaker and […]

Duration:00:57:52

95. Jackie Pelland

6/14/2021
The Iowa Idea: Jackie Pelland “You’re just not that big of a deal.” In this episode of the Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Jackie Pelland. Jackie obsesses about leadership. She is a founding partner of the organizational design company, Slingshot25 where she designs and delivers leadership learning programs and provides executive leadership coaching. For […]

Duration:01:02:14

94. Miguel Encarnação

6/9/2021
The Iowa Idea: Miguel Encarnação “Look for the patterns.” In this episode of the Iowa Idea, I’m joined by Miguel Encarnação. Miguel is an innovation thought leader and serial chief innovation officer with experience across industries, including banking, healthcare, international development, management consulting, and higher education. He currently serves as head of data visualization (SVP) […]

Duration:00:48:56

93. John Morley

6/7/2021
The Iowa Idea: John Morley “Accommodate the richness of different perspectives.” In this episode I’m joined by John Morley. John represents my third interview with Cork natives and reinforcing the strong connections between Cork and Iowa. This Cork troika, Stephen McDonnell, Paidi O’Reilly, and John are phenomenal conversations on collaboration and innovation. Since the late-90’s […]

Duration:00:46:06

92. Jason Narducy

6/3/2021
The Iowa Idea: Jason Narducy “Just Start Moving.” In this episode, I’m joined by Jason Narducy, who Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune describes as “a first-rate songwriter and band leader.” KEXP says “you won’t see more indie rock cred than on the CV of Jason Narducy.” Hailing from Evanston, IL, Jason has recorded and […]

Duration:00:56:23

91. Ed Hess

6/1/2021
The Iowa Idea: Ed Hess “Inner peace… that’s the human journey.” For the first episode of year two at The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Ed Hess. Ed is Professor Emeritus of Business Administration in the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. His new book Hyper-Learning: How to Adapt to […]

Duration:01:07:41

90. Paidi O’Reilly

5/13/2021
The Iowa Idea: Paidi O’Reilly “We have to innovate the way we innovate.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Paidi O’Reilly. This is another show that draws on the connections between Iowa and Cork. Paidi is an innovation specialist, lecturer, and trainer focused on building innovation teams that pursue bolder […]

Duration:01:12:34

89. Ed Morrison

5/12/2021
The Iowa Idea: Ed Morrison “There’s no best practice, only promising practices.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Ed Morrison. Ed is director of the Agile Strategy Lab at the University of North Alabama. Ed started his career in Washington, DC, where he was legislative assistant to an Ohio congressman, staff […]

Duration:00:55:07

88. Bill Schmarzo

5/10/2021
The Iowa Idea: Bill Schmarzo “Don’t create boxes, create swirls.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Bill Schmarzo. Bill is an author, professor, innovator, and consultant. He is the author of four books including The Economics of Data, Analytics and Digital Transformation. Bill is the former Chief Innovation Officer at […]

Duration:00:55:42

87. Jon Levy

5/6/2021
The Iowa Idea: Jon Levy “You’re Invited.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Jon Levy. Jon is a behavioral scientist best known for his work in influence, human connection, and decision making. More than a decade ago, Jon founded The Influencers Dinner, a secret dining experience for industry leaders ranging […]

Duration:01:02:50

86. Nina Lohman

5/4/2021
The Iowa Idea: Nina Lohman “Worry less about the label.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Nina Lohman. Nina is a Writer, Editor, Publisher, and community builder. Her writing explores how the lived experience of chronic pain can be understood through medicine, theology, and philosophy. She is the Founder and […]

Duration:00:58:01

85. Stephen McDonnell

4/30/2021
The Iowa Idea: Stephen McDonnell “Nothing cures fear faster than action.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Stephen McDonnell from Cork, Ireland. Stephen is a leadership, performance, resilience & team development consultant, facilitator of transformation and cultural change professional who has been helping organizations across a broad range of industries […]

Duration:00:58:22

84. Andrew Sherburne

4/27/2021
The Iowa Idea: Andrew Sherburne “It’s all about trust and relationships.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Andrew Sherburne. Andrew is co-founder and Executive Director of FilmScene, Iowa City’s nonprofit cinema and a producer/director at Northland Films. His most recent film, Saving Brinton, was named one of “the Best Movies of 2018” […]

Duration:00:55:10

83. Ben McDougal

4/26/2021
The Iowa Idea: Ben McDougal “You don’t need this book.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Ben McDougal. Ben is a tech founder, multimedia marketer, entrepreneurial ecosystem builder and inspired author in the connected era. He evolves ideas into reality and accelerates others through the art of connection. We dig […]

Duration:00:51:16

82. Nate Kaeding

4/20/2021
The Iowa Idea: Nate Kaeding “The importance of design.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Nate Kaeding. Nate is the Director of Business Development for Build to Suit, Inc. a construction management and real estate development firm based in Bettendorf and Coralville, Iowa. Nate is an active venture capital investor […]

Duration:00:55:46

81. Varun

4/19/2021
The Iowa Idea: Varun “It happens all the time.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by researcher, entrepreneur and author Varun Murugesan. Varun is cofounder and Head of Research at Apple & Banana where he believes that everyone can do fruitful research. Varun has spent his career immersed in psychology, technology and […]

Duration:00:53:41

80. Scott Smith

4/14/2021
The Iowa Idea: Scott Smith “How to Future” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by futurist and author Scott Smith. How to Future: Leading and Sense-making in an Age of Hyperchange, co-authored with Madeline Ashby, was published in September 2020. I was introduced to Scott’s work by friend and podcast guest Nick […]

Duration:01:03:07

79. Rachel Williams

4/12/2021
The Iowa Idea: Rachel Williams “There are people who work really hard at it.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Rachel Williams. Rachel is a native of Eastern North Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. in Art Education and an M.F.A. in Studio Art from Florida State University. She is an […]

Duration:01:02:04

78. Abby Covert

4/7/2021
The Iowa Idea: Abby Covert “Maybe we don’t know.” In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Abby Covert. Abby is an information architect, writer, community organizer, and all-around awesome human. Abby served as President of IA Institute, co-chair of IA Summit, and Executive Producer of IDEA. She is a founding faculty […]

Duration:00:41:46

77. Jim Sherlock

4/6/2021
The Iowa Idea: Jim Sherlock In this episode of The Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Jim Sherlock. Jim is Director of Information Security & Technology Implementation at Pearson. Jim’s teams are responsible for protecting more than 250 million sensitive records that are processed and maintained by Pearson’s global Assessment platforms. Jim is one of the […]

Duration:01:06:38