We’re Going to VAGUS!

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we welcome Margo Jacquot, Psy.D., CSADC, BCETS to the show. We’ll talk about what triggers our nervous system, what happens to our bodies when our nervous system gets activated and tricks to reset it to stay focused on our business in the present. (That’s where vagus, as in the vagus nerve, comes in.) Dr. Margo is an entrepreneur extraordinaire. She’s the founder of The Juniper Center, with 70 clinicians at five locations and across Illinois and Indiana with telehealth.

From Army Man to Ad Man with Bill Shoss

Thanks to the Missouri Veterans History Project, I’m going to share first-hand stories from my dad, in honor of his Yahrzeit (the anniversary of his passing.) He’ll share how he almost died from pneumonia in the Korean War, pitching for the Army’s baseball team other war stories, his decades-long advertising career, selling to Verner Von Braun and more.

From Walls to Bridges

“I’m a strong believer that conflict between a group of people escalates because they fail to see one another. Culture is a big part of that,” says Christian Höferle, founder of The Cultural Mastery. Höferle is a cultural coach, trainer, and mentor for multinational organizations – or rather: for people who work globally. Based in Atlanta, he is German by passport, American by choice, Bavarian at heart, and people call him The Culture Guy. His passion is to help people discover commonality when they are overwhelmed by difference. His mission is to create peace by facilitating understanding, relating, and connecting.

From ER to UR… Caring

Dr. Tamara Beckford is an ER physician, wife and mother on a mission to help busy professional women put their health and wellness first without guilt! She’s the host of the podcast Docs Who Care, featuring interviews with physicians of all specialties. She also understands that as a busy, professional woman, it’s not always easy to take time to care for U, so she built the UR Caring Society, full of “education, inspiration, and support for any of us who feel that guilt when we put our health and wellness first.”

The Future of Drone Delivery is Now

Since 2017, Valqari has been providing the missing piece in the drone delivery process. “We have created a secure and practical solution to the challenge of the ‘Last Inch of the Last Mile’,” says Valqari Founder and CEO Ryan Walsh. It’s time to talk tech for entrepreneurs. How might access to drone delivery change your business model?

Finding Your Business Voice

Leslie Berliant is an entrepreneur, journalist, poet, author, editor, dancer, and consultant. And, as an accomplished and prolific writer, she can clearly and convincingly tell you the theme and thread that permeates and pulls it all together.

Writing is just the beginning–as her teacher Kurt Vonnegut said, “if you are writing you are a writer.” She’s an amazing teacher as well, helping others find their voice “by celebrating their most humiliating moments.”

The Tech of Art: Building a Creative Community for Black Artists

A combination of love for the creative arts industry, and a keen desire to empower artists (specifically artists of color) shapes the trajectory of Rachel Gadson’s career.

Hear how she has created an organization to support, promote and empower Black artists, and how she’s diving into the tech world to build an app to broaden the landscape.
A retired US Army Colonel and legal advisor to the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, he’s also a micro-entrepreneur, as President and Founder of CrowZnest Consulting.

We’ll find out what we should be watching in our own businesses, and who is using what to watch us!

Technology for Public (and Private) Safety and Security

It’s our monthly show dedicated to Tech…what do you need to know that could help or impact your micro-enterprise? Don Zoufal is a subject matter expert in Homeland Security, Public Safety and Emergency Policy, Planning and Operations.

A retired US Army Colonel and legal advisor to the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, he’s also a micro-entrepreneur, as President and Founder of CrowZnest Consulting.

We’ll find out what we should be watching in our own businesses, and who is using what to watch us!