IN Chamber, the podcast of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, brings you insightful interviews with Indiana leaders in business, education, technology, politics and more.
Todd Stottlemyre: ‘Observing’ to Become a Better You
Despite being part of two World Championship teams with the Toronto Blue Jays and having a successful pitching career, Todd Stottlemyre was suffering greatly on the inside in 1993. He talks about the source of his anger and guilt – and, more importantly, what he did at that time that changed his life forever. Stottlemyre shares his story as part of a fictional book that all can relate to. The Observer: A Modern Fable on Mastering Your Thoughts & Emotions is an easy read but one packed with powerful messages and strategies for success. Many of the lessons learned apply to the business world where Stottlemyre runs a private equity fund and helps coach executives of its portfolio companies. And we learn more about Todd’s father, Mel, legendary pitcher and pitching coach with the New York Yankees.
Todd Stottlemyre (toddofficial.com/about)
The Observer (toddofficial.com/the-observer)
Book trailer (www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBTcMEm6A78)
Brock Hesler: Listening … and Reacting
From previous career roles at United Way and in health care, Brock Hesler has always been in a position to help others. That has continued during his nearly seven years at the Indiana Chamber. The game plan: Listen to current and prospective members, target the two or three ways the Chamber can best assist them and spring into action. It’s a strategy that works well, whether in “normal” times or the unprecedented circumstances of 2020. The end result is a strong partnership. Hesler says he has learned about the resiliency of the Indiana business community. That will be crucial as the Chamber and its Foundation help lead the state’s economic recovery. Boone County business success and Butler (basketball and more) are part of the discussion.
Indiana Chamber membership (www.indianachamber.com/membership/member-benefits)
Brock Hesler (www.linkedin.com/in/brock-hesler-5527b667)
Indiana Chamber Foundation (www.indianachamber.com/about/indiana-chamber-foundation)
Tyler Ludlow: ‘I Have to Make a Decision …’
The phrase above is how many people look at the process of making a choice. Tyler Ludlow, founder and chief decision scientist at the Decision Skills Institute, says his role is to help turn decisions from “burdens into opportunities for growth.” It’s big for businesses – Ludlow applied his trade at Unilever and Eli Lilly – and individuals. Ludlow notes that it’s also important to decouple the decision process from the outcome, in which many things are out of the decision-maker’s control. We talk about heredity vs. environment in decision making, geographic factors and more. Plus, learn from Ludlow’s own real-life example in a family dilemma that featured important decision concepts and applications. And experience it for yourself by participating in a free virtual challenge.
• Decision Skills Institute (decisionskillsinstitute.clickfunnels.com/signup_free)
• Tyler Ludlow (www.linkedin.com/in/tylerludlow)
• Innovating with decision science virtual challenge (www.innovatingwithdecisionscience.com/reg1)
Steve Down: ‘Normalizing’ in a Year That Was Anything But
Steve Down, president of Herff Jones, says he can’t imagine a business more centered on high school and colleges being open and operating as normal than his organization. But when a pandemic hits, memorializing and commemorating a school year only grow in importance. Innovation took over, with creative solutions to completing yearbooks, virtual book signings, delivery of various items and virtual graduation ceremonies – nearly 1,000 serving 250,000 students. The innovation is here to stay in the now 101-year-old business. Learn more about the company and its leader, a Brit who was new to the pomp and circumstance of education completion when he and his family moved to the U.S. 19 years ago.
Herff Jones (www.herffjones.com)
Steve Down (www.linkedin.com/in/stevedown1)
Lydia Tremaine: Talent Shines Through in So Many Ways
Call it an unbeatable combination. Trine University student Lydia Tremaine, 2018 Miss Indiana, won the 2019 Miss America talent competition singing Frank Sinatra’s My Life. Especially resonating with her is the lyric: “Each time you find yourself flat on your face, you pick yourself up and get back in the race.” A few minutes later, in describing the takeaways from her year on the road as the titleholder, she quotes the series finale of The Office: “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” There are many more good days for the talented Tremaine, who talks about her own mental health struggles, the magic of music, lessons she has learned/shared and much more.
Learn more about Lydia (https://lydiatremaine.wordpress.com)
DuJuan McCoy: Going “full-tilt boogie” all the way
That headline is a self-description for DuJuan McCoy, an Indianapolis native and owner of Circle City Broadcasting (WISH-TV and MyINDY-TV 23). He has been the standard bearer for Black ownership in the television industry. Although progress has been slower than we would prefer, he sees that evolving and progress being made. McCoy’s recent announcement of the new Multicultural News Network can ultimately shine the national and global spotlight on Indiana. He says, “I think things are syncing for change to come to America.” And if “full-tilt boogie” doesn’t grab your attention, how about another comparison when asked about down time and hobbies: “I’m like an ATM machine – never closed and easily accessible.”
Listen to learn more about McCoy and his work:
Circle City Broadcasting (https://circlecitybroadcasting.com)
Multicultural News Network (press release/TV interview) (www.wishtv.com/community/mccoy-teams-up-with-cox-media-group-to-launch-the-multicultural-news-network-the-all-inclusive-news-network)
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