In this weekly podcast, Bryan Lefelhoc chats with local leaders who had to overcome challenges to find success. Be inspired by real, local stories of true grit and courage. By Spire Advertising In Northern Ohio (www.spiread.com/listen)
Season 6, Episode 15 | Dr. Joseph Mellion
We’re wrapping up Season 6 with an episode that is sure to make you smile! We talk a lot about hardships and the grit shown to get through them. Dr. Joseph Mellion, of Mellion Orthodontics, has had his fair share of hardships, but through it all he was determined to succeed, confident in his abilities, and committed to always treating people right. Hear his passion shine through as we talk about his legacy and what it took to get to where he is today.
Season 6, Episode 14 | Steve Chrisman and Chris Kalina
There is no greater achievement than being able to impact another’s life. Our two guests this week, Steve Chrisman and Chris Kalina, of Medina County Career Center, share their story of how others helped guide their life to lead them to where they are today. Now, they work every day to be that guide for others. Listen in as they share their passion for others and how they are working to make a difference through education.
Season 6, Episode 13 | Richard Blank
Do you trust your intuition or have you let fear stand in your way? Have you had a dream that you were just too afraid to pursue? At just 27 years old, Richard Blank, CEO of Costa Rica’s Call Center, landed in Costa Rica with passion and a dream. What was seen as a risky choice, for a young man out of college, turned into his greatest opportunity. Hear more about his decision to leave his friends and family as he pursued a career in another country and his advice on building a company and life that you’re proud of.
Season 6, Episode 12 | Jim and Susan Heiser
While we know success doesn’t happen overnight, it is easy to forget to trust the process and believe in the abilities we have. It is easy to forget others’ success didn’t happen overnight because what we don’t see from the outside looking in are the moments of failure, the long hours, and the years of consistency it takes to grow a business. Jim and Susan Heiser, owners of Bullseye Activewear, share this message as they talk about growing their small business into a multifaceted business working with some of the largest names in Northeast Ohio.
Season 6, Episode 11 | Mark Svozil
Oftentimes, people are so focused on the credentials they need to get their dream job or reach the next position up on the ladder, that they forget just how important it is to discover what you’re capable of and what you love doing. If you find a job you love and continuously put the effort in, good things will come your way. Mark Svozil, Vice President and General Manager of Commercial Landscape Services at Davey Tree Expert Company, shares the wisdom and values rooted into his lifestyle that has helped him climb the ladder and reach success with a company he loves.
Season 6, Episode 10 | Craig Nolletti
Take. The. Risk. With next to no money and a job that didn’t fulfill his passion, Craig Nolletti, founder of The Warehouse 24/7 Gym in Ashland and Wooster and CrossFit419, knew he needed to do whatever it took to make his entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from pursuing your dreams, hear how Craig was able to start his journey as an entrepreneur through a side hustle, put in hours of early mornings, late nights, and hard work, and eventually turn his passion into his full time business.