Welcome to Roads Taken, the show that reminds us that you don’t have to know exactly where you’re going, you just need to be open to the adventure that awaits.
In each episode this year, Leslie Jennings Rowley will talk to her guests—all classmates of hers headed down the road to their 25th college reunion—about who they were as they graduated, who they thought they’d be, and how they’ve traveled down various roads to get where they are today.
In the end, each of their stories will show us what Robert Frost was trying to tell us: It doesn’t really matter which way we turn….
a full life awaits, regardless of the ROADS TAKEN.
The Innovator's Opportunity: Scott Anthony using innovation to see the future
An early encounter with the father of "disruptive innovation" put Scott Anthony on a path to success for himself. But he credits the environment of innovation found in his childhood home as an even earlier inspiration for looking for opportunity wherever it appears. Find out how innovation in business and innovation in life often feel very similar.
The Definition of Advocate: Chesley Homan Flotten on navigating the abyss and helping others through
Having abandoned early plans for legal career fighting for social justice, Chesley Flotten eventually exercised her passion for advocacy. It just took a couple life-shaking ordeals and a knitting shop to lead her to the role that makes the most of her voice. Having abandoned early plans for a legal career fighting for social justice, Chesley Homan Flotten eventually exercised her passion for advocacy. It just took a couple life-shaking ordeals and a knitting shop to lead her to the role that makes the most of her voice. Find out how navigating the abyss on your own can sometimes make you the best advocate and guide for others.
Character Study: Jonathon Stewart on recognizing both the whimsy and drama of life
Always a writer in one shape or form, Jonathon Stewart set off to Hollywood immediately after graduation to become a writer and director in Hollywood. He has achieved the dream after years of work and an outlook that has always pointed him to the multifaceted lives that humans lead. Find out how finding the human story—whether in a non-human animated character or the protagonist of a period biopic—all about simultaneously seeing both the whimsy and drama of life.
Roads Diverged Bonus: Justin Boyd's Covid-19 Response, dental practice continuity
Bonus Content from ROADS TAKEN's recent interview with Justin Boyd, among the fourth generation in the mid-town dental practice of Drs. Boyd. Hear how the practice was shut down at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, how he and his family used the time to rethink dental care in this modern age, and what the practice has felt like since reopening on this special covid-19 Bonus Episode of ROADS TAKEN.
Family Practice: Justin Boyd on finding his own way to a balanced life
It seemed only a matter of time before Justin Boyd would enter the profession of dentistry, since three generations of dentists preceded him. But juggling life as a Division I student-athlete made the pre-med life one based on time management and soul searching. A post-game conversation and a look outside the day-to-day work of patient care helped make up his mind on the path to choose. Find out how sometimes observing those closest to you can give you useful information about the life you should be living.
Tending Her Flock: Michelle Erickson Waters on family, faith, and flexibility
Choosing the ministry over law in order to be closer with the people she wanted to serve, Michelle Erickson Waters found that she was using a very large skill set to manage and attend to her congregation side by side with her husband. When they expanded their personal flock to six, she decided she’d take a different role within the church and expand her skillset in other ways to tend to the family. Find out how faith and flexibility are often the best guideposts.