Category Extraordinary People

A Professional Ballerina Soars Beyond Injury And Into Entrepreneurship

Jenelle Manzi is an elite performer who dances professionally with the New York City Ballet. She’s also an entrepreneur with big ambitions and a passionate team behind her. I’ve been eager to share Jenelle’s story ever since I heard it for the first time. I think that’s because there are so many different ways to […]

Filmmaker Helps The Video Game Industry Find Its Voice

The video game business yields billions of dollars annually, but generally it has lacked the mainstream acceptance and respect that film, television, and theater command. Entrepreneur and filmmaker Jeremy Snead is out to change that. He has directed and produced both an original documentary and television series that reveal how video games have shaped American […]

Meet The Man Who Rescued 400 People Following Hurricane Katrina

Following the 14th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and as we anxiously watch Hurricane Dorian looming off the southeastern coast of the United States, I speak to Kenny Bellau, who has an inspiring story to share. That’s because he rescued over 400 people in New Orleans in the chaotic aftermath of Katrina. It’s a portrait in […]

An Innovator and Survivor Helps Teens Tame Anxiety

In my first-ever podcast episode, I speak to Linden Griffith, a life coach who helps girls and women tame anxiety and find their best selves. In so doing, she presents a viable alternative to psychological or psychiatric care, one that is centered on our strengths, not our flaws. Linden knows a thing or two about […]