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"Stories of Gumption" is a podcast focused on providing listeners with inspirational stories and real lessons that can help them with their career and personal life. This podcast is a collection of conversations with entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and just really really impressive people. Join us.

"Stories of Gumption" is a podcast focused on providing listeners with inspirational stories and real lessons that can help them with their career and personal life. This podcast is a collection of conversations with entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and just really really impressive people. Join us.
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United States

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"Stories of Gumption" is a podcast focused on providing listeners with inspirational stories and real lessons that can help them with their career and personal life. This podcast is a collection of conversations with entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and just really really impressive people. Join us.

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@ry_c_lee

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English

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Episodes

#14 Zyaijah Nadler: Connecting Communities & Sharing Perspective

5/23/2019
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Episode 14: Zyaijah Nadler, Violence Prevention Education & Outreach Coordinator at SUNY Plattsburgh, Title IX Department. Episode 14 starts off with a conversation about risk... not risk management, quality assurance, or insurance... RISK. The game. Zyaijah Nadler, the 14th guest on the show, knows her board games and is a fierce competitor. After a fun discussion about her background story, Ryan and Zyaijah discuss current Title IX initiatives at SUNY Plattsburgh, as well as ways the...

Duration:01:11:34

#13 Craig De Boos: Critical Thinking & Decision-Making

5/20/2019
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Episode 13: Craig De Boos -- Quality Assurance Manager, Norsk Titanium. In the 13th episode of the Stories of Gumption podcast, Ryan sits down with Craig to talk about the importance of strategic thinking and choices. Asking "why" is a critical piece to managing risk and effective decision-making. Craig shares some great stories from his time in the Australian Navy, Plattco, and Norsk Titanium. We also take time to talk about Australia and a few other fun topics along the way. Would...

Duration:01:29:43

#12 Bill Owens: Stories from a Congressman

5/13/2019
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Episode 12: Congressman Bill Owens. Congressman Owens sits down with our host to share stories of his childhood (learning problem-solving right on the sandlot), his days playing college hockey, how he met Senator Ron Stafford and started the Stafford Owens law firm, and he also discusses his experiences as a Congressman for the NYS 21st (and at the time, 23rd) district. It's certainly an episode full of gumption! Want to advertise on Stories of Gumption? Send an inquiry to...

Duration:00:58:38

#11 Maria Latinville: Career Coaching & Setting Goals

5/5/2019
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Episode #11: Maria Latinville, Employee Development Manager at CVPH After recently earning her Masters Degree in Organizational Development, Maria brings a ton of knowledge to the Stories of Gumption podcast. We learn about Maria's background, how she conquered 2 full marathons (including the Boston Marathon), how she landed in Plattsburgh, NY, and she shares some valuable career development advice. Enjoy! Original introduction music by Ryan C. Lee.

Duration:01:08:46

#10 Sandra Geddes: Running, Perseverance, & Social Media

4/29/2019
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Episode #10: Sandra Geddes In the beginning of the episode, we take a few minutes to discuss the best and worst parts about long-distance running. Then, Sandra opens up and tells her story of perseverance as she hit a period of time she describes as one of her lowest points in life. It's a story of staying true to yourself and mustering the gumption to keep working hard every day. Eventually, hard work pays off. We close out the episode with a discussion around social media and Sandra has...

Duration:01:27:48

#9 Mark Hamilton: Navigating Crossroads & Seizing Opportunity

4/22/2019
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Episode #9: Mark Hamilton Sometimes it takes gumption to navigate the crossroads of life. Mark shares his story of pursuing his dreams and how he seized opportunity along the way... ultimately taking him in unexpected directions. Mark explains how he became the Executive Director of the Plattsburgh Housing Authority, how he (and his family) decided to start a community solar farm, and shares some detail on his newest venture: Capatus, a non-profit consulting firm with connections across the...

Duration:01:19:43

#8 Hannah Provost, CFP®: Pursuing Your Dream, Foster Parenting, & Volunteering

4/15/2019
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Episode #8: Hannah Provost, CFP® Sometimes taking the leap of faith to pursue your dream can be scary and exciting. How do you know when it's the right time to take the leap? In this episode of the podcast, Hannah tells the story of how she went from (what felt like) the lowest point in her life to pursue her dream career. The discussion also shifts toward the desperate need for foster parents in the North Country (NY) and around the country. As a foster parent who eventually adopted three...

Duration:01:14:03

#7 Amy Kretser: "Reckless" vs. Professional Gumption

4/8/2019
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In episode #7, we dive deeper into the meaning of gumption and discuss some of the psychology behind the meaning and perception of what it means to have gumption. With years of incredible (and arguably reckless) stories and her incredible commitment to the community, Amy brings a full dose of gumption to this episode. Enjoy!

Duration:01:12:49

#6 Tom J. Bull: The Power of Your Authentic Self

4/1/2019
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Episode #6: Tom J. Bull Do you need some inspiration, positivity or perspective to kickstart your day? Tom Bull is your guy. He brings positivity and laughter with him every day. In this episode, we discuss the power of your authentic self, how Tom found his passion for working as a Life Coach, and (of course) we had some great laughs along the way. Enjoy! Original Intro Music by Ryan Lee

Duration:01:27:46

#5 Neal Kirby: Side-Hustles & A Fitness Business

3/31/2019
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Episode #5: Neal Kirby Ever questioned whether it's worth diving into a side-hustle? What about dropping your corporate America career to start your own business and pursue your dreams? Neal Kirby has done both. Listen in to learn more. Enjoy! Original Intro Music by Ryan C. Lee

Duration:01:32:20

#4 Shatawndra Lister: Gumption in Higher Ed

3/31/2019
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Episode #4: Shatawndra Lister The college admissions process is complex and the people behind the operation must juggle a long list of tasks. For Shatawndra, a Transfer Advisor for SUNY Plattsburgh, working in college admissions often includes late nights on the road, long days of reviewing applications, hours of connecting with faculty and learning the details of each program. This episode comes packed with some great stories. Enjoy! Original Intro Music by Ryan C. Lee

Duration:01:06:27

#3 Forrest Edwards: Financial Literacy & Success in Sales

3/31/2019
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Episode #3: Forrest Edwards This episode can be broken into two equal parts: sales and financial literacy. In the first half, we learn about Forrest's success in car sales and the strategies he implemented. In the second half, Forrest drops some knowledge on credit scores and financial literacy. Enjoy! Original Intro Music by Ryan C. Lee

Duration:00:58:44

#2 Steve Frederick: Relationship Fundraising

3/31/2019
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Episode #2: Steve Frederick Whether you're a professional fundraiser or simply a volunteer looking to improve your skills in cultivating philanthropy, quality relationships are essential. In this episode, Steve explains how he cultivates long-term relationships in his role as VP of Institutional Advancement at Clinton Community College. We also learn how Steve's ability to foster meaningful relationships led to him securing his largest gift to date. A fantastic episode with great lessons...

Duration:01:18:30

#1 Jason Conde: Conquering Anxiety & Connecting w/ People

3/31/2019
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Episode #1: Jason Conde Jason "Jay" Conde lived many years of his life with a deep fear of public speaking. Social anxiety and the fear of public speaking is often ranked on the top of the list of fears across Americans. Jay conquered this fear by recognizing the need to expand outside of his bubble, engage in situations where he was uncomfortable, and (most importantly) grow through the process. If you enjoy philosophy, this is a great episode for you. Jay brings some unique perspectives...

Duration:01:17:10

Introduction to Stories of Gumption

3/31/2019
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Hi. Welcome to the Stories of Gumption podcast, a collection of conversations with entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, and just really really impressive people. Gumption comes in many forms… Starting a business from the ground upConquering a fear or phobiaOvercoming adversityAchieving a life-long goalHustling with a side businessFailing… maybe several times and then persevering.This podcast is meant to share these amazing stories and dive into the minds of those who experienced them. Not...

Duration:00:01:09