19 episodes

This is a show about inspiring people who explain their path to achievement. Guests range from elite athletes to prominent leaders in community and business. We learn first-hand about motivations, successes, failures, and most importantly the wisdom they have gained from their life experience.

The Ascent Podcast with Joe Burgess Joe Burgess

    • Business

This is a show about inspiring people who explain their path to achievement. Guests range from elite athletes to prominent leaders in community and business. We learn first-hand about motivations, successes, failures, and most importantly the wisdom they have gained from their life experience.

    Kristine Keykal - Co-Founder & CEO, AdvantageHealth Corporation

    Kristine Keykal - Co-Founder & CEO, AdvantageHealth Corporation

    Kris shares the serendipitous start of her business almost 20 years ago. Starting as a company focused on fitness center design and management, we hear how they expanded their services by incorporating award-winning employee well-being programs. We learn where she went for guidance, what she did for education, and how she and her business partner financed their start-up. Lastly, we find out Kris' three big things when it comes to running a successful business.

    • 42 min
    Todd Hall - Executive Vice President (Retired), Cargill Corporation

    Todd Hall - Executive Vice President (Retired), Cargill Corporation

    Todd describes the progression of his career at Cargill; which led up to his role as Executive Vice President and a member of the Corporate Leadership Team. We hear his views on creating culture at a large organization. In addition, we learn his feelings about ego when it comes to leadership and team selection. Lastly, Todd shares one of his most effective strategies when leading people.

    • 45 min
    Karyn Schoenbart -- CEO of The NPD Group and Best Selling Author of Mom.B.A.

    Karyn Schoenbart -- CEO of The NPD Group and Best Selling Author of Mom.B.A.

    Karyn chronicles the evolution of her career, which culminated in her becoming the Chief Executive Officer for a global market research firm. In addition, she shares some essential business advice, based on the wisdom she has gained over the years. She discusses topics such as overcoming the impostor syndrome, the importance of a sponsor, and what factor contributed the most toward her personal success.

    • 39 min
    Season 3 Preview

    Season 3 Preview

    Joe explains some personal stuff that has happened since last season. In addition, he gives us a taste of a few of the episodes he has coming up this season--which due out April 4th, 2020.

    • 8 min
    Kelly Moller -- Member, Minnesota House of Representatives, Using Her Passion for Victim Rights Advocacy to Spark Successful Start in Politics

    Kelly Moller -- Member, Minnesota House of Representatives, Using Her Passion for Victim Rights Advocacy to Spark Successful Start in Politics

    Kelly shares how to passion for victim rights advocacy evolved into a career as a prosecuting attorney and more recently causes her to get involved in politics. We hear about the campaign process for a firs- time politician (including the experience of campaigning as a woman), what its like when you begin the new role, and how she feels she can make her mark during her time in the Minnesota State Legislature.

    • 37 min
    Bill Laney -- Retired Orthopedic Surgeon and Road Biker Extraordinaire, Seeing America Slowly

    Bill Laney -- Retired Orthopedic Surgeon and Road Biker Extraordinaire, Seeing America Slowly

    Bill talks about developing a passion for road biking in sixties and how that evolved into two cross country trips -- the last one being at age 70. Further, we learn about his perspective on work and where he derives fulfillment in retirement.

    • 49 min

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