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Successful Generations

May 30, 2018

Jennifer Oertel serves as the impact investing expert in residence at the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF). In this episode she and I dig into impact investing, conscious capitalism and shareholder activism. Jennifer also addresses the common misperception that investments made with social good in mind don’t...


May 23, 2018

The number on the scale, and whether it needs to go up or down, weighs heavily the minds of many. In this episode, Cynthia Damakos, Certified Holistic Life Coach is back to talk about weight management. She uses science to dispel several common misconceptions, provides tools and insights, and discusses the layers that...


May 16, 2018

Back in episode 026 my guest Rob Collier, President of the Council of Michigan Foundations mentioned giving circles as a trend to watch in philanthropy. To take a deeper dive into giving circles, I’m joined by my long-time friend and self-proclaimed “philanthropy geek” Jason Franklin, Ph.D.

During our interview,...


May 9, 2018

In this episode, Russ Haworth, host of The Family Business Podcast, and I talk about why and how he started his podcast. Russ shares some of his favorite family business stories and resources, and he tells us what he’s learning along the way.

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May 2, 2018

Mindset, also referred to as buoyancy or resiliency, speaks to our ability to bounce back. This week’s guest, Dr. Nancy Jonker explains it as, “an invisible sense of how the universe is working for us and our ability to take responsibility for our lives.” Yep, settle in friends, the information in this episode has...