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"Moments to Momentum, with Scott Abbott" is a fun, informative and inspirational podcast - featuring insightful conversations, with successful leaders from a wide-spectrum of demographics and vocations - that share their most meaningful situations, stories and events (i.e. “moments”), that they have experienced. Furthermore, how those big moments produced "momentum," that helps them succeed in their profession, and life. By having leaders share their most significant experiences - along with the lessons and advice learned - listeners gain their own “moments to momentum," as they enjoy and benefit from our guests’ personal experiences, insights and recommendations. According to one fan of the show, "Listening to Scott's podcast, feels like your eavesdropping (in a legit way ;) on a private conversation that combines the best components of a great first date, job interview and therapy session. Love it!" 

Moments To Momentum Scott Abbott

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 211 Ratings

"Moments to Momentum, with Scott Abbott" is a fun, informative and inspirational podcast - featuring insightful conversations, with successful leaders from a wide-spectrum of demographics and vocations - that share their most meaningful situations, stories and events (i.e. “moments”), that they have experienced. Furthermore, how those big moments produced "momentum," that helps them succeed in their profession, and life. By having leaders share their most significant experiences - along with the lessons and advice learned - listeners gain their own “moments to momentum," as they enjoy and benefit from our guests’ personal experiences, insights and recommendations. According to one fan of the show, "Listening to Scott's podcast, feels like your eavesdropping (in a legit way ;) on a private conversation that combines the best components of a great first date, job interview and therapy session. Love it!" 

    Ben Lytle

    Ben Lytle

    Ben Lytle is a self-made serial entrepreneur-CEO known for being ahead of the curve. He led the creation of five successful companies, including two listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The best known is Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health plans. He is a healthcare policy expert who served on state and presidential healthcare commissions, governance leader with extensive public and private company experience, senior athlete, world traveler, father of three, and grandfather of eight. Ben’s devotion to individual and collective human potential through accelerated wisdom fuels his writing, speaking, and entrepreneurial investments.
    In this fun and insightful episode, Ben talks about his new book, The Potentialist, his love of biking, principles for new world realities that will redefine life and careers in the next thirty years, his definition of democratization, a moment with a college professor that taught him about being your true authentic self, which led to his avocation for potentialism, and much more!
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Joel Kirk

    Joel Kirk

    Joel Kirk is a New York City theatre director and producer who specializes in the development of new plays and musicals. He has worked with New World Stages, Playwrights Horizons, NYMF, The Lark, New Dramatists, Sheen Center, Hudson Guild Theatre, Wide Eyed Productions, WorkShop Theatre, to name a few. Recently he worked with Tony Award Winner Reed Birney and Tony Award Nominee Sydney Lucas on the play CHANGEOVER. He has guest directed for NYU'S Grad Playwriting Program, Ball State University, and Fordham University's Playwriting Program. He is the Chairman/CEO of Joel Kirk Productions.

    Joel recently launched a non-profit called Discovering Broadway Inc. The New York Times wrote that "Discovering Broadway brings actors and writers to Central Indiana for weeklong retreats to workshop their new musicals." The vision of the organization is to make Indiana the first stop on Broadway's journey. Discovering Broadway Inc. has currently programmed new musicals based on the major motion pictures of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and EVER AFTER. 
    In this fun and exciting episode, Joel talks about the Indianapolis 500, growing up in Carmel, bringing Broadway to central Indiana, silver linings of the pandemic, Enneagram types, a hilarious story about how he met his girlfriend, having a "just ask" mentality, and a moment in 2018 when a song on a playlist changed his life.
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Crystal Givens

    Crystal Givens

    Crystal Givens is the president and chief executive officer of Starfish Initiative, a leading youth organization in Indianapolis that inspires, encourages, and prepares motivated high school students for success through one-on-one mentoring. Under her direction, Starfish Initiative is becoming a best-in-class mentoring organization that is effective in fulfilling its mission and better prepared to face current and future challenges. Crystal’s transformational initiatives include financial stabilization efforts, modernization of programs, and expanding the reach of Starfish Initiative services. 
    Crystal is a longtime champion of children and families. She began her career as an early childhood teacher. She then went on to serve in multiple roles at Early Learning Indiana, the state’s oldest and largest early education non-profit, ending as Vice President of Statewide Support after nearly two decades. Crystal’s leadership then expanded to a national level when she took on a role at Child Care Aware® of America. There she led efforts to deliver rapid response to educators, families, and others during the height of the pandemic. 
    A native of Indianapolis, Crystal is a proud graduate of Indianapolis Public Schools. She earned her bachelor’s degree in child development from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Crystal believes in the power of education and is an advocate for lifting others as we climb. 
    In this fun and insightful episode, Crystal talks about growing up as an Indiana girl, the purpose behind Starfish Initiative, the importance of mentors, how to make a proper PB&J, commitment devices, the power of journaling, having a heart of service, and a moment after receiving her undergraduate degree where she felt an immense amount of responsibility and duty to be a role model for young women of color.   
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Nate Feltman

    Nate Feltman

    Nate Feltman is co-owner of the IBJ Corporation, publisher of the Indianapolis Business Journal, the Indiana Lawyer and the Court & Commercial Record. Nate also is the CEO of NJF Consulting, LLC, which provides acquisition and business consulting services.

    From 2010 - 2017, Nate was President, CEO and co-owner of Home Health Depot, Inc. (HHD) and its subsidiary, Genesis Healthcare Services, LLC, providers of complex rehabilitation mobility equipment, hospice, respiratory and home medical equipment. During his tenure, HHD grew from one location in Indianapolis, to 20 locations in 6 states, and from 30 employees to 240 employees, while quadrupling revenue. 
    Nate was also a partner with the law firms Faegre Baker & Daniels and Ice Miller, in Indianapolis, and Altheimer & Gray in Chicago, where his practice focused on representing public and private companies with their merger and acquisition activities, as well as advising local governments on public-private partnerships and economic development strategies. Before his U.S. legal experience, Nate spent nearly four years in Moscow, Russia (1994-1998) with the international law firms Baker & McKenzie and Steptoe & Johnson, where he represented companies seeking to do business in Russia.
    Appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels, Nate served as Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana and CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation from 2006-2008. 
    In this fun and insightful episode, Nate talks about his childhood fascination with the Cold War, a life-changing study abroad trip to the Soviet Union, the impact of losing his best friend, his affection for Mitch Daniels, his love for the band Crash Test Dummies, the importance of using the “Ben Franklin” method for weighing pros and cons, urging young people to find their passions, engaging with your community and colleagues, and two risky moments that led to huge opportunities in his life. 

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Scott Long

    Scott Long

    Scott Long is a top-rated corporate comedian. He has been seen on NBC, FOX-TV, and The Bob and Tom Show. After 2 decades of headlining comedy clubs across the USA, Scott now focuses his talents to perform at corporate events. Since doing so, he has built up over 100 five-star company reviews, from Seattle to Orlando. Scott’s greatest passion, is helping to raise money and awareness, for groups that work with people with developmental disabilities, by bringing his inspirational comedy show - which includes the story of learning so much from his daughter, who is on the Autism spectrum. Having performed in 46 states and 5 countries, Scott Long proves you can be a National Act, while not living on the extreme coasts!
    In this fun, hilarious, and insightful episode, Scott talks about growing up in Iowa, how he got his start as a comedian, cancel culture, singing karaoke, pivoting from an edgy to clean comic, and the moment when he found out that his daughter would be born with Autism, and how she continues to make such a positive impact on his life. 
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    Happy Mondays with Maddie 

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Arvetta Jideonwo

    Arvetta Jideonwo

    Arvetta Jideonwo has a distinguished history of leading and organizing high-performing teams in the non-profit sector. She has worked with nationally recognized organizations and has extensive executive-level experience in non-profit management, fundraising, and grant development. She is currently a Faculty Member at the IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and the Executive Director and Head of Social Impact at The CREA Foundation. 
    Arvetta has an extensive level of expertise in the philanthropic sector, with 20+ years of executive experience, within a variety of leadership roles across the fields of healthcare, human services, as well as K-12 education and higher ed. As the chief philanthropic leader at CREA, she oversees administration and strategic investments through grant and scholarship initiatives, in CREA communities throughout the nation. 
    Arvetta is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and earned a Bachelor’s in Community Health from Indiana State University – School of Health Sciences, and a Master’s in Health Administration from Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Arvetta is also currently a Non-Profit Leadership Candidate in Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Executive Education.
    In this fun and insightful episode, Arvetta sings the National Anthem, talks about the CREA Foundation, going on a yacht for the first time, quilting, finding your “VIP” (values, interests, passions), why everyone deserves an opportunity, and a moment at 17 years old with a school counselor during her senior year, that taught her the lesson of overcoming someone else’s opinion about what she could or could not do.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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211 Ratings

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