Community involvement, civic engagement and volunteering have been a focus of Laura Love’s since she founded her creative agency, GroundFloor Media, in 2001. Join Laura and her CenterTable colleague, Jim Licko, as they shine a light on the critical issues facing Colorado told through the eyes of the leaders making a difference in our community. What grounds us to the realities we are facing as a state? What good can we do – as individuals, families and companies -- to help shape our future? How can we get involved in meaningful ways? Episodes are purposefully brief (10-20 minutes), and are based on the important matters in the news with interviews from well-respected Colorado-based leaders.
Vaccine vs. Variant - The Battle Against Misinformation | Dr. Lalit Bajaj of Children‘s Hospital Colorado
The COVID-19 vaccine. Does it alter your DNA? Are my kids safe to get vaccinated? Will it impact fertility? Will pregnant women be harmed? Dr. Lalit Bajaj, the Chief Quality and Outcomes Officer at Children’s Hospital Colorado answers these questions and more during this important episode of Good and Grounded with Jim Licko and Laura Love.
Music - A Healing Salve for the Dark Times | Paul Lhevine of Swallow Hill Music
For more than 40 years, Swallow Hill Music has offered music lessons, presented and promoted concerts, and provided music education in under-resourced communities. In 2019, they provided over 19,000 private lessons, ran nearly 1,200 group classes and put on 250 concerts. On the latest episode of Good & Grounded, Jim and Laura talk with CEO Paul Lhevine about this Denver-based non-profit organization, how they approached the challenges of the pandemic and the lessons he learned as a leader during such a tumultuous time.
The Resilience of Denver | Richard Scharf of Visit Denver
Did you know that Denver features part of the longest continuous street in the America with Colfax Avenue, which extends over 26.5 miles? That is one of Visit Denver President & CEO Richard Scharf’s favorite fun facts about our city. On the latest episode of Good & Grounded, we talk with Richard about his organization’s mission, the impact of the pandemic on our local economy and some of the leadership lessons he’s learned over the past year.
Transforming Lives Through Employment | Tamra Ryan of the Women's Bean Project
The Women's Bean Project is a non-profit organization that believes all women have the power to transform their lives through employment. On this episode of Good & Grounded, Jim Licko and Laura Love talk with longtime CEO Tamra Ryan about how this incredible Denver-based program strives to break the cycle of chronic unemployment and poverty by helping women discover their talents and develop skills by offering job readiness training opportunities.
A State of Emergency for Youth Mental Health | Heidi Baskfield of Children's Hospital Colorado
On May 25th of this year, Children's Hospital Colorado declared a state of emergency for youth mental health. “I don’t know how to effectively articulate how bad this is. And it’s not going to get better any time soon,” said Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Vice President of Population Health and Advocacy, Heidi Baskfield. On this episode of Good & Grounded, Jim Licko & Laura Love talk with Heidi about this ongoing issue, how the pandemic exacerbated the problem, and what’s being done to address things going forward.
Courage, Confidence and Character | Girl Scouts of Colorado
The Girl Scouts are about so much more than selling delicious cookies (we happen to prefer the Samoa variety). This non-profit is trying to bend and evolve to meet girls where they are. Most recently, that means embarking on a mental health program as well as a focus on DEI. The organization currently serves over 15,000 girls across the state with support from 8,000 volunteers. On this episode of Good & Grounded, Jim Licko talks with Girl Scouts of Colorado CEO Leanna Clark and two incredible young ladies who recently earned their Gold Award – the highest achievement a Girl Scout can receive.
Denver Community Leaders
Jim and Laura are filling a huge void by interviewing amazing people from the Denver community.
Informative and fun
This podcast is so relevant and timely. It’s fun, conversational and you feel like you’re in the room with them!
For those in Colorado it’s exciting to learn about what’s going on here in our own backyard. For those outside of Colorado it’s inspirational to learn about what’s happening and possible elsewhere.