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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

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

101. Jessi Shakarian

7/16/2021
The Iowa Idea: Jessi Shakarian “Tell people what you’re excited about.” In this episode Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Jessi Shakarian. Jessi is a developer turned UX designer at DIA Design Guild in Los Angeles, California. She is a UX industry writer and public speaker on usability, design, and chess. Her work has been […]

Duration:00:59:08

100. Mohamed Traore

7/12/2021
The Iowa Idea: Mohamed Traore “No losses, only lessons.” In this, the 100th episode of the Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Mohamed Traore. Mo works as a Sales Development Representative for Roboflow, Inc., a computer vision and artificial intelligence startup, based in Des Moines, Iowa. He also works as a freelance web developer, hosts a […]

Duration:00:58:30

99. Kelly Leonard

6/29/2021
The Iowa Idea: Kelly Leonard “Meaning is made in moments.” In this episode of the Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Kelly Leonard. Kelly is the Executive Director of Learning and Applied Improvisation at Second City Works. His book, “Yes, And: Lessons from The Second City” was released to critical acclaim in 2015 by HarperCollins. […]

Duration:00:49:21

98. Preston So

6/28/2021
The Iowa Idea: Preston So “Hiraeth” In this episode of the Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Preston So. Preston is a product architect and strategist, digital experience futurist, innovation lead, developer advocate, three-time SXSW speaker, and author of Voice Content and Usability (2021), Gatsby: The Definitive Guide (2021), and Decoupled Drupal in Practice (2018). A product leader at Oracle, Preston […]

Duration:00:57:52

97. L.D. Kidd

6/25/2021
The Iowa Idea: L.D. Kidd “100% Over Racism.” In this episode of the Iowa Idea Podcast, I’m joined by Lovar Davis Kidd. Lovar, known by L.D., is a poet, author, dance educator, musician, and fashion activist in Cedar Rapids, IA. He the CEO and Founder of 100% OVER RACISM. L.D. is no stranger to the […]

Duration:00:54:51

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