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Circle City Success is The Podcast for Indy’s Young Professionals. Our mission is to interview successful people in the Indianapolis area and share their knowledge and experience with Indianapolis’ young professional community. We hope to provide a guide to the next generation of Indy’s leaders through conversations with those who we should all strive to imitate. There are plenty of people whose stories aren’t told that can provide great inspiration and direction to young professionals. We want to speak with those people in the Indianapolis area, learn about what they did to attain their current level of success, and to pass wisdom and provide guidance to the next generation of Indy’s leaders.

Circle City Success is The Podcast for Indy’s Young Professionals. Our mission is to interview successful people in the Indianapolis area and share their knowledge and experience with Indianapolis’ young professional community. We hope to provide a guide to the next generation of Indy’s leaders through conversations with those who we should all strive to imitate. There are plenty of people whose stories aren’t told that can provide great inspiration and direction to young professionals. We want to speak with those people in the Indianapolis area, learn about what they did to attain their current level of success, and to pass wisdom and provide guidance to the next generation of Indy’s leaders.

Location:

United States

Description:

Circle City Success is The Podcast for Indy’s Young Professionals. Our mission is to interview successful people in the Indianapolis area and share their knowledge and experience with Indianapolis’ young professional community. We hope to provide a guide to the next generation of Indy’s leaders through conversations with those who we should all strive to imitate. There are plenty of people whose stories aren’t told that can provide great inspiration and direction to young professionals. We want to speak with those people in the Indianapolis area, learn about what they did to attain their current level of success, and to pass wisdom and provide guidance to the next generation of Indy’s leaders.

Language:

English


Episodes

102. Passport Joy & World Barber Shop Adventures with Matt Javit

1/20/2021
Matt Javit is a former five-time international sales award winner turned publisher, world traveler, and career gapper who paused his career to travel the world full time with his wife for 27 months from February 2017 through May 2019 with a single backpack each. In this episode, you’ll hear Matt tell us about how he and his wife Nikki made the decision to pause their careers to travel for 2 years straight without returning home during that time, about some of the projects that they took on...

Duration:01:15:04

101. TechPoint Foundation for Youth with George Giltner

1/13/2021
George Giltner is a former high school teacher and robotics coach who is now the President & CEO of the TechPoint Foundation for Youth. In this episode, you’ll hear George tell us about how he didn’t like school as a student but went on to become a teacher and robotics coach, about being asked to join the TechPoint for Youth Foundation which impacted 36,000 kids last year and all of the opportunities that the foundation provides, and why he believes that having robotics in schools is as...

Duration:01:10:40

100. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone with Jared Defore

1/6/2021
Jared Defore is the Co-Founder & Co-Host of the Circle City Podcast whose day job is working as a fee-only financial planner. In this episode, you’ll hear about a big announcement, some changes to the podcast going forward, and our interview of Jared. Jared shared with us his background story and some of the key takeaways he’s learned throughout his career, how getting outside of his comfort zone has forced him to grow and has led him to where he is today, and about his passion for helping...

Duration:00:47:25

99. Circle City Traveler with Jim Borthwick

12/30/2020
Jim Borthwick is the Founder & Coordinator of Circle City Traveler Property Group, which is a vacation home rental management and consulting company, and Let’s Convention, which is a short-term rental booking platform for convention and business travelers. In this episode, you’ll hear Jim tell us about some of the things that he learned while working part-time at a restaurant and how he applies those lessons to his businesses today, how success with CCT Property Group led him to creating...

Duration:01:28:41

98. The Branches with Alex Hershey

12/23/2020
Alex Hershey is the Pastor of The Branches Community Church which he launched in 2013 with the ideas of doing church with no baggage and having fun. In this episode, you’ll hear Alex tell us about some of the things that he learned as an associate pastor at other churches prior to starting The Branches and how relationships that he made in those positions have stuck with him, how networking, specifically in the local Chambers, and setting a goal of meeting 5 people per day were one key to...

Duration:01:10:37

97. Fitness & Firefighting with Chris Estridge

12/16/2020
Chris Estridge is the Founder & Owner of EDGE Fitness & Strength which is a gym that he started in 2013 and is also in his second year with the Indianapolis Fire Department. In this episode, you’ll hear Chris tell us about how the closing of the gym that he was working for led him to start EDGE backed by the loyalty of some of the members he was training and help of his sister, about following in the footsteps of his dad who was on the Indianapolis Fire Department for 30 years and all of...

Duration:01:11:40

96. Finding a Career You Love with Mike Andriole

12/9/2020
Mike Andriole is the CFO & Chief Business Officer of Chimerix who worked his way up through the ranks at Eli Lilly before moving to a small biopharmaceutical company and then transitioning to Chimerix in 2019. In this episode, you’ll hear Mike tell us about how investing in relationships has helped him as he has advanced through his career, why it’s so important to find a profession that you’re so interested in and passionate about that reading a trade journal on a Saturday morning doesn’t...

Duration:00:56:40

95. Create Influence & Make Impact with Bernie McGuinness

12/2/2020
Bernie McGuinness is a nurse who worked his way up to becoming the Director of Operations of a long-term care facility in his early 20s and now is the CEO of the company that he started named Majestic Management. In this episode, you’ll hear Bernie tell us about his 5 Ss philosophy of shine, smile, start strong, swagger, and show off, how early in his career he worked Monday through Friday as an unpaid administrator in training at a long-term care facility while also serving as the Director...

Duration:01:04:53

94. From Restaurants to Real Estate with Angi Oakes

11/25/2020
Angi Oakes is a former restaurant manager turned marketer turned real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway in Greenwood. In this episode, you’ll hear Angi tell us about how the engine of her car blowing up in college led her to start her career as a restaurant manager, about starting her career in real estate at the same time that her adopted son was born and in the NICU and how that helped her to laser focus, and how networking, building relationships, and connecting others have helped her...

Duration:01:04:39

93. Apprentice University with Ron Brumbarger

11/18/2020
Ron Brumbarger is the Founder & President of Apprentice University which serves high-school graduates and college students who seek more challenging educational opportunities through apprenticeships to help them develop skills for jobs in technology, business, and entrepreneurship. In this episode, you’ll hear Ron tell us about beginning his career selling CAD systems at an engineering firm and getting fired the Monday after getting back from his honeymoon, starting his own company creating...

Duration:01:10:36

92. Building Better Futures One Story at a Time at Morales Group with Seth Morales

11/11/2020
Seth Morales is the CEO of the Morales Group which is a staffing company with a focus on building better futures one story at a time that his dad started in 2003 and that Seth took over in January 2020. In this episode, you’ll hear Seth tell us about watching his dad start the business while Seth was living at home after college, why they see the Morales Group as a cause disguised as a staffing company and what that means to the company, and why he tells people that they should go get in...

Duration:01:13:12

91. Leading A Family Business at Duncan Supply with Chris Hendricks

11/4/2020
Chris Hendricks is the President of Duncan Supply Company which is a wholesale distributor of refrigeration, HVAC, and food service equipment that has been family-owned and operated since 1940. In this episode, you’ll hear Chris tell us about making his career decision at age 18 to eventually take over the family business, about some of the things that they do at Duncan to be intentional about taking care of their employees including still offering a fully funded company pension, and about...

Duration:01:20:49

90. Building Better Leaders at Kairos with Chip Neidigh

10/28/2020
Chip Neidigh is the Chief Catalyst at the leadership consulting firm that he started named Kairos. In this episode, you’ll hear Chip tell us about his path from the Naval Academy to the Marine Corps to a corporate job and then to founding Kairos, about how he helps build better leaders through individual coaching, working with entire executive teams, and facilitating Kairos Executive Communities, and about how he uses the Enneagram with clients to help them understand where they’re...

Duration:01:23:05

89. Taking Charge of Your Career Path with Katie Culp

10/21/2020
Katie is the President & CEO of the national location firm KSM Location Advisors. In this episode, you’ll hear Katie tell us about how working in the public sector out of college allowed her to develop skills that she wouldn’t have if she would have gone straight into the private sector, about how feeling like she had hit a ceiling on her professional development at a previous firm led her to moving to KSM for less money and a lower title compared to other job offers she had, and about how...

Duration:01:10:59

88. Career Change, Company Culture, and Leadership with Patrick Keller

10/14/2020
Patrick Keller is the Owner & Managing Broker of CrestPoint Real Estate which is a company that he started based out of Plainfield with a second office in Fishers. In this episode, you’ll hear Patrick tell us his story of transitioning from starting a cell phone repair business in college to becoming a critical care nurse after college to now owning his own real estate brokerage with over 20 agents working for him, about some of the things that he does at CrestPoint to build the company...

Duration:01:21:09

87. Leading by Example at Goodwill of Central & Southern IN with Kent Kramer

10/7/2020
Kent Kramer is the President & CEO of Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana and has worked his way up through the organization since he started working there in 2002. In this episode, you’ll hear Kent tell us about some of the unique opportunities that Goodwill of Central & Southern IN provide to the community, some of the things that he does to be intentional about maintaining relationships and learning from others, and why he believes it’s so important to volunteer and get involved in...

Duration:01:13:05

86. Your Reputation is Your Calling Card with Sam Mishelow

9/30/2020
Sam Mishelow is the Chief Strategy Officer at Meyer Najem Construction and serves on many nonprofit boards. In this episode, you’ll hear Sam tell us about how he got started with Meyer Najem in 1999 and how his role has changed since then, about the “giver’s gain” methodology that has helped him to be successful throughout his career, and why he preaches to young professionals that your reputation is your calling card.

Duration:01:30:06

85. Continuous Improvement in All Areas of Life with Sha-Ki Johnson

9/23/2020
Sha-Ki Johnson is the Director of Product Continuous Improvement at Delta Faucet where he’s worked for nearly 9 years. In this episode, you’ll hear Sha-Ki tell us about his personal desire for continuous improvement as evidenced by his MBA, dual MAster’s from Kettering, and Master’s from Villanova, about the mentors that he’s had along the way and how they’ve helped them as well as his own mentorship style, and why his #1 takeaway for listeners is to value your time. LinkedIn:...

Duration:01:15:51

84. DemandJump with Toph Day

9/16/2020
Toph Day is the Co-Founder & CEO of Demand Jump which is a marketing software company with a mission for people that use DemandJump to get bonuses and promotions. In this episode, you’ll hear Toph tell us about his background growing up in a German Baptist household, which he calls Amish people with wheels, and how that helped shape his work ethic, about the many businesses that he’s started, ran, and sold, and about DemandJump and why he describes it as a central brain to help marketers...

Duration:01:17:42

83. Bacon Bits with Alan Bacon

9/9/2020
Alan Bacon is the Senior Director of the Social Innovation Fund at the United Way of Central Indiana. In this episode, you’ll hear Alan tell us about how being involved in organizations like the Indy Chamber and building relationships have led to opportunities for him, about the work that he’s doing with the Social Innovation Fund, and why his ultimate goal is to work himself out of his current job. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alanbacon7/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:59:19