75 episodes

Continuum is the podcast series from the IBC - the International Business Council.

Continuum - The IBC Podcast The IBC

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Continuum is the podcast series from the IBC - the International Business Council.

    A Continuum™ Encore: Insights from Steve Minnis, Benedictine College President

    A Continuum™ Encore: Insights from Steve Minnis, Benedictine College President

    Last year, we had a tremendous conversation with Steve Minnis, President of Benedictine College. Steve's commitment to communication, faith and scholarship is clearly a catalyst in the growth and vision of Benedictine College. As Steve states:

    "Forward, always forward. Everywhere. Forward. You must not be held back by debt or bad years or difficulties of the times because man's adversity is God's opportunity."

    • 51 min
    Pathways of Purpose: Bernadette Jordan on Leadership, Social Innovation and Service

    Pathways of Purpose: Bernadette Jordan on Leadership, Social Innovation and Service

    Bernadette Jordan (Notre Dame BA 2016, University of San Diego MA 2018) joins Continuum™ for this engaging session. Bernadette's story is a testament to the power of legacy, education, and service. From her transition from studying pre-med to embracing sociology, all driven by her desire to impact social facets of health rather than its scientific aspects. Her volunteer work with Augustinian Volunteers and her deep involvement in addressing homelessness through innovative social enterprises provide compelling insights into how we can each make a difference.

    Her dedication to using business as a force for good, integrating sustainable energy solutions in underprivileged areas, and her vision for social innovation are truly inspiring. Bernadette’s journey underscores the importance of leadership that combines personal passion with a commitment to the greater good.

    Today, Bernadette is the Executive Director of Let’s Share The Sun Foundation™, continuing the family legacy and reinforcing her commitment to giving back.

    "I think giving back is so important. For me, it sets my soul on fire. Service brings me the most joy in life.”

    For anyone interested in social entrepreneurship, sustainability or leadership, Bernadette's insights are invaluable. This is your chance to get inspired to make your own impact and drive change in our communities and beyond!

    • 30 min
    A Journey through Community, Career and Compassion with Mike Hansen

    A Journey through Community, Career and Compassion with Mike Hansen

    In this Continuum™ episode, Mike Hansen discusses his life trajectory, starting with his upbringing in Iowa and Illinois, his undergrad journey at Notre Dame, and his varied career from practicing law to venturing into the gaming industry, and eventually returning to practice law. Throughout the interview, Mike emphasizes the importance of community involvement, mentorship and the values instilled by his parents, which have profoundly shaped his professional and personal philosophy.

    • 41 min
    Building a Legacy: David Olivencia on Leadership, Innovation and Diversity

    Building a Legacy: David Olivencia on Leadership, Innovation and Diversity

    Dive into the inspiring journey of David Olivencia on the latest Continuum™ podcast From his roots in Gary, IN to becoming a tech exec and diversity champion, his story is a masterclass in leadership and perseverance. David's powerful words about giving back and building community reiterate life is not just about climbing the ladder; it’s about lifting others as we rise.


    David’s leadership philosophy and dedication to fostering an inclusive culture provide a blueprint for all aspiring leaders. Whether you're just starting out or are a seasoned executive, there's much to learn from this conversation.

    • 44 min
    Navigating Life's Classrooms: Keri Mickelson’s Adventures in Teaching, Learning, and Giving Back

    Navigating Life's Classrooms: Keri Mickelson’s Adventures in Teaching, Learning, and Giving Back

    Keri Mickelson's journey is a vibrant and transformative trajectory, originating from her roots in Phoenix. Keri's academic endeavors took her to Notre Dame for her undergraduate degree, followed by a MA degree in literature from Northern Arizona University. Her career path is marked by diverse experiences, from teaching in Alaska to the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan. Returning to the US, Keri created her path and a profound calling in education and community service.

    Keri later transitioned to a leadership role in a charter school, significantly accelerating its growth and development. Keri's narrative is not only about her professional journey, but also her personal growth, resilience, and the ongoing quest to make meaningful community contributions through her passions for education and nonprofit work. As Keri says: "I feel really good when I'm working for the common good."

    • 52 min
    Bill Jordan: Bridging Technology, Agriculture and Global Good

    Bill Jordan: Bridging Technology, Agriculture and Global Good

    Ever wonder how to merge business success with giving back? This episode of Continuum™ with Bill Jordan explores these topics. The conversation focuses on Bill’s inspiring journey from a childhood near San Diego's beaches to becoming a pivotal figure in sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. From his education at Notre Dame, where he nurtured a deep-seated passion for addressing global hunger through sustainable practices. This commitment led him to Chile with the Holy Cross Associate Program, laying the groundwork for his future endeavors. Bill’s career is marked by the founding of Jordan Energy, which leverages solar power to support farmers and food companies, and the Let's Share the Sun Foundation, aimed at bringing renewable energy to underprivileged communities worldwide.

    Bill’s commitment to addressing global hunger through sustainable agriculture, fueled by his own hands-on experiences and academic pursuits, showcases the powerful impact of aligning personal passion with professional endeavors. Throughout the discussion, Jordan emphasizes the importance of integrity, perseverance and giving back, shedding light on his mission to combine business success with profound social impact. As Bill states:

    "Building a reputation of integrity that is far from perfect, but subject to constant improvement, and that I've been able to do it where... I think the giving back from the outset has been the hardest part."

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

TimmyBrods ,

On point, enjoyable listening with key takeaways!

The host does a terrific job of guiding the interviews with soft touches of guidance which elicits the most insightful and rewarding, simple themes.

Matt8363891)3 ,

Principles

Love hearing the diverse experiences of different alumni!

kkhk222 ,

Very inspiring and informative

I particularly enjoyed the interview with Matt Bush, can’t wait for more episodes! This is the kind of content our world needs more of

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