E68 | Growing up Jewish in an Amish World | Andy Beckerman

Creating ideas and finding your dream can be a destiny that you don't think is possible in your life.  Andy Beckerman shares his journey into finding his true identity and chasing his dreams, something that he didn't think could ever happen.  In part one of our episode with Andy we discuss comedy, finding your identity, discovery your dreams, getting honest with yourself, dealing with the unexpected, the process of ideas and creativity, getting past your safety net, and so much more.

Andy Beckerman has been writing and performing comedy in New York City since 2009. He recently co-created and executive produced a comedic pilot about race called INSIDE CAUCASIA for truTV and is currently serving as a consultant on Jessica Williams’ Comedy Central pilot. Previously, he has written for shows like THE PETE HOLMES SHOW (TBS) and CEDRIC'S BARBER BATTLE (The CW).

E62 | Making Creativity Personal | Laura Meoli

Laura Meoli is a digital media content creator with 10 years experience. Her achievements include a NY Emmy Award, seven Telly Awards and multiple festival wins for her video projects, "Give a Little", "Women of Action", "Perspective", and the "Granville T. Woods Documentary".

Topics covered in this episode: Creativity, Finding passion, Asking difficult questions, The importance of impact, Living a life with multiple interests, Taking risks, Staying on track, Gratitude, Defining Success, and so much more.

E55 | Being Future Hackers | Bix and Joe Bickson

Bix and Joe Bickson have worked with leaders and their teams at Starbucks, Guinness, Lululemon, Escada, Goodyear, Microsoft, Linde, and many more. Bix and Joe teach legendary leaders to consistently produce material outcomes. They have reimagined management for today’s and more important, tomorrow’s world.

Future hacking is the management discipline that provides leaders with the essential tools required to push past what is in the way of creating and fulfilling the future. Bix and Joe have lead many “turn-arounds” of organizations ranging in size from 100 to over 10,000, with revenues of a few million dollars to over a billion.

E39 | Creativity happens in Community | Natalie Franke

Natalie Franke saw the need for community for creatives.  She Co-founded Rising Tide Society to fill that need.  Rising Tide Society focuses on building community locally and transforming not only the creative industry, but also the world. In May of 2015, the Rising Tide Society hosted its first set of TuesdaysTogether gatherings in twelve cities across the nation. Today there are hundreds of locations that meet globally.  Natalie is also a professional photographer and the Head of Community for Honeybook.

Topics covered in this episode: Community, Service, Business Tools, Philanthropy, The new creative economy, Women in business, Changing the culture of business, creativity, and so much more.