September 18, 2023
"We thought we could do this and not just make it a hobby, so we started putting the pieces of the puzzle together." --Michael O'Shaughnessy, Co-Founder
"It was one of the proudest days of my career when the first bottles of Keepers Heart were coming off that line and you know that it actually came from nothing..." --Brian Nation, Master Distiller
It is a Family story. It is an Irish story. It is an American story. O'Shaughnessy Distilling Co. is the maker of Keeper's Heart Irish+American whiskey-- and it's Award Winning!
The family knew they needed the best Distiller in the world. So they created a relationship with Brian Nation, former Master Distiller of Irish Distillers (Jameson, Redbreast & Middleton to name a few) and they blended talents based in an aligned vision of culture, family and friendship. This is the story of Keeper's Heart.
September 11, 2023
"What's the Through-Line." -Robert Feeney, Ringorang.com
Kansas Chamber of Commerce invests in young leaders through the statewide Kansas Emerging Leaders program. Engagement in leadership opportunities is critical for economic growth and continued creation of a Pro-Business environment.
Along with Leadership Kansas, Kansas Emerging Leaders activates the talents of business people and exposes them to the opportunities, challenges and a path to take action.
Entrepreneurship is the antidote for economic and cultural stagnation. Entrepreneurs take action and create value. I am honored to host this conversation with four of Wichita's dynamic entrepreneurial Leaders: Manroj Sangha/ Empowered.build, Jake Wayman/Orange Theory, Audra Dinell/TheThreadWLC & Robert Feeney/ringorang.com
September 5, 2023
It is the fastest growing sport in the World! Pickleball spawned from a backyard game to a Professional sport that is attracting the best talent in racket sports. Matt Wright took his competitive drive from the tennis court to the pickle ball court and has competed at the highest level and won at the highest level since its inception.
Matt's intellect has always helped him think in terms of where things are going, not where things are. He is one of my favorite people to talk with about sports and challenging aspects of life.
August 28, 2023
When the Marion County Record, a small town Newspaper, was raided and had computers, devices and records seized by the Police it caused world-wide attention on this small Kansas town and publication. Our friend, Sam MacRoberts, Litigation Director for Kansas Justice Institute is the one I wanted to talk with. Sam and KJI represent those who cannot represent themselves against government over reach. KJI is not representing those in this case and they are representing the Constitution as Sam shares with us the severe problems with Government ignoring your 1st and 4th Amendment Rights.
August 21, 2023
"People treat that insurance card like a discount card. It is NOT."
Dean Jargo, CEO Fair Market Health
When systems begin to fail we look for solutions so that the system can improve and continue to provide what it is designed to provide-- better outcomes. We have not done that with the system of health care in the United States. The system is failing and because of the control by the 2 biggest players (Federal Government and large Insurance Companies) we are not working to fix the system to create better outcomes for people.
The system is broken.
Markets that are free provide solutions to broken systems. Artificial control of the healthcare market by the 2 biggest players places controls that do not allow for solutions to occur and the result is patient care suffers.
You can choose to control your healthcare. The free market still exists. Individuals need to be aware of the choices they have.
Fair Market Health was created to provide a basic function of markets and what should be a basic in any service-- How much does that cost and where can I get it?
You can take control of your healthcare and, in doing so, improve outcomes for yourself and others.
August 15, 2023
"Energy makes life better." -Warren Martin, Executive Director
Energy is a requirement for humans to reach our full potential. Our world needs reliable energy. We need energy production to meet the growing demand of energy consumption. All resources are necessary. Artificial limitations restrictions on energy production coupled with artificial promotion of alternative energy methods is causing harm to humanity. And, as it is with restrictive government mandates, those at the bottom of the socio-economic status suffer gravely. We are a world in need of expanded energy production.
August 7, 2023
"Think of us as the Tinder for Whiskey drinkers."
-Dave Cunningham, Founder Whiskey Shelf & Flint Hills Group
Dave is one of my favorite people in technology and software development. He Founded Flint Hills Group to create custom software solutions for clients all over the world. And this venture is his first consumer app and he is having so much fun with it. The Whiskey community loves their product. Dave made it even more fun by creating Whiskey Shelf and there are so many features that increase enjoyment of whiskey drinking and sharing.
July 31, 2023
"Every time we work with a new client we ask them for their inspiration."
-Emma Schlittenhardt, Founder Hardt Studio
It is a good idea when starting a business to make sure it is something you are good at... and if it is also your passion, then nothing can hold you back.
Emma Schlittenhardt took her passion and built on it, pursuing an Architectural Degree, building businesses that compliment each other and collaborating with others to create beautiful Commercial and Residential experiences.
July 28, 2023
"There are two things we can control, our effort and our attitude."
-Lily Wu, candidate for Wichita Mayor
The right to Vote is fundamental to the fabric of our democratic Republic. It also shows a commitment to active citizenship. Lily Wu talks with us about the importance of civic engagement and shares what she has learned talking with Wichitans during her campaign. I am grateful for her resilience, positive attitude and commitment to listening to people so she can take informed action.
July 24, 2023
"Wow, I am getting paid for this? This is my job..." -Jacob O'Connor
Discipline. Hustle. Take Action.
Jacob's young career and life have been defined by his "willingness to start" and focussed high level of effort.
Wichita recruited him. The Wichita entrepreneurial community supported him. NXTUS identified his talent. And now, together, they focus on Capital, Customers and Collaboration.
July 17, 2023
"Very foolish people think that professional wrestling is totally real."
July 11, 2023
"I think it is crucially important for the criminal justice system to be transparent." -Director Mattivi
Tony's courage to lead created his greatest opportunity for leadership.
Tony Mattivi became the 13th Director of the KBI in 2023; appointed by Attorney General Kris Kobach. It was a phenomenal appointment by our Attorney General. The nature of our political system can lead to wonderful outcomes when the best people have the courage to participate and then contribute.
The State of Kansas is the example of great Leadership in criminal justice. The State of Kansas faces significant threats from fentanyl to child trafficking -- Kansans need to know that we have the right team to face our biggest challenges.
I am grateful to share this conversation with KBI Director Mattivi.
Now, "Go make a difference."
July 4, 2023
"An apology email [to my Team] was the initiation to a culture of change..." -Alex Harb
Entrepreneurs tell the story in the context of their business, their team, their customer, their unshakable belief in their mission. And excuses rarely seep into the conversation-- for the best entrepreneurs.
Alex Harb thinks within his sphere of influence: what action does he need to take to give his people and organizations the best tools to succeed?
He answers that question with the "never ending conversation about the rules of the game."
Understanding how this Entrepreneur thinks and acts will give you inspiration to take action in your own life.
June 26, 2023
"Not everyone knows how to turn a dollar into value for their cause." -Pete Najera
The United Way of the Plains is 100 years old. This is an organization that has been effective removing barriers to help those who need a hand up with Basic Needs, Health, Education and Financial Stability.
Pete Najera applies leadership to this benevolent non-profit with a history of diverse positions in armed forces, government and for-profit private business. Improving opportunities for people means removing obstacles so people and organizations can pursue a solution.
United Way of the Plains plays a crucial role in South Central Kansas. Pete Najera continues to bring unique ideas and action so people can lead better lives and non-profits can earn greater access to those that need their services.
June 19, 2023
"...it hit Wichita hard in 2022..." -Sheriff Easter
We have been battling drugs flooding into our country across the southern border for decades. The war on drugs persists and we are losing. The call to action today is much scarier. It’s not just about illicit drug use or recreational drug use. Fentanyl kills people. Fentanyl knows no boundaries. Fentanyl kills quick. It is poisoning people to death. Drug cartels in Mexico are manufacturing millions and millions of pills to look just like common pharmaceutical drugs that we use every day. Even worse they manufacture pills that have pastel colors to look like skittles or like the vitamins that your children take.
Sheriff, Jeff Easter is facing this problem head on every day. And he needs our help. This is a much more evil and severe problem and we need all people to help with the solution. Sedgwick county has a number of great leaders that are working on this and we all need to do our part. I thank sheriff Easter for his time and attention, sharing with us how we can help.
June 12, 2023
"Just because it is normal doesn't mean it is right." -- Tyson Drummond
Tyson Drummond is an Accountant and that gave him a skill to begin his professional career. Entrepreneurs often detect their interest not determine it. Detecting that your interest is in improving human performance must be confusing at first to an Accountant whose job it is to get to one final answer.
The human body is dynamic and we discover new ways to nourish it every day. Tyson Drummond has spent years working on a supplement that can restore, improve, optimize our gut health. Moon Sour is that elixir. And along with getting your mind and body moving right, he has an approach to auditing your gut biome, meet you where you are at and then get to work on feeling your best.
June 5, 2023
"Is it Choice or Control?" - Michael Austin
Michael Austin is an Economist who uses logic, economics, history and thoughtful communication to help bring solutions to complex issues.
People deserve to make choices in their own lives. Educating a child is certainly a choice worth giving a parent. Michael is spending a large part of his time and resources educating people on the Choices that should exist in education.
"I don't know what you want but I want you to choose."
Give people the confidence to make their own choices. This is the best way for our Society to improve while improving how we all relate to one another.
May 30, 2023
"None of this is about me or Roy-- this is about our community."
-- Dusty Buell, Tournament Director
"These guys aren't just Professional Golfers, they are great guys."
-- Roy Turner, Wichita Open Hall of Fame
The Wichita Open is the best event on the Korn Ferry Tour, developmental tour for the PGA.
This is because of a number of factors: the Fans, Community involvement, Sponsors, Volunteers, patrons. Every organization needs a Leader and the Leader of the Wichita Open for the last 20 years, Roy Turner, is the biggest reason for the success and momentum of the Wichita Open. As Roy turned the Leadership over the Dusty Buell the momentum only grows. Dusty Buell embraces everything Coach Roy has done and this is why the Wichita Open will continue to make a huge positive impact in Wichita, USA.
May 22, 2023
Institutions are an inevitable consequence of human civilization. It is the work of individuals that created the institutions. So shouldn't institutions be more important than the individuals? What are the consequences of institutions who fail the individual because the institution puts itself ahead of the people it is designed to help? Now, individuals are fighting for the institution regardless of the negative outcomes the institution creates which might be deliberately faithless. And while it is true that institutions often refine and enlarge the public view, it is the role of the individual to question the ambition of the institution. Ambition must be made to impede ambition so the institution does not abuse.
"..the causes of factions cannot be removed; and that relief is only to be sought in the means of controlling its effects."
-- James Madison, Federalist No. 10
May 15, 2023
"Keep talking to people-- that's where you learn." -Wendell Funk
The organization that Activates entrepreneurs and independent business people is WIBA. Wichita, Kansas has a culture of entrepreneurship. Wendell Funk and his team have made it their mission to be the connectors, the resource and the action for Entrepreneurs.
And the best way for you to fill a void in your business is to engage with WIBA. Every independent business and entrepreneur has multiple forces working against you so let WIBA be the force working for you.
A more robust entrepreneurial environment creates a more relatable and positive community where prosperity is the outcome.
May 8, 2023
"It's a Gathering Place." -- Jimmy Vo
"Not only are we doing things in the community, we are doing personal things." -- Cody Lonergan
Bring together people who create. Bring them together to gather all of their talents-- cook, sing, write, speak, live, laugh love. This is Odd Fellow Hall. Jimmy Vo and Cody Lonergran are bringing all of these talents and our community is the beneficiary. And you never know what the Hall will bring. So you need to show up every week and take a peak at Odd Fellow Hall.
May 1, 2023
"The moment we crossed the Boarder I realized I was responsible for my family." -- Max Emma, Founder
When your personal Independence Day is marked by the first day you started making your own money and not taking a paycheck from your employer-- you have unlocked the power of Entrepreneurship. And what makes Max's personal Independence Day even more amazing is that he grew up in the Soviet Union. Max and his family sought Independence, to live in a free Society and to work knowing you will be rewarded for your efforts.
As the Founder and CEO of Booxkeeping, Max pursues independence for his Customers and his Franchisees because when you know your records are good your mind is free to create.
"You concentrate on running your business, we will concentrate on your financial records." Max is an inspirational Entrepreneur and a #CoolBeanCounter.
April 24, 2023
"We fundraise in our local community-- we have been successful reducing barriers by fundraising that way."
-Trent Jones, Executive Director
First Tee provides opportunities for kids to play. They are playing golf for sure but the opportunity for a kid, any kid, to engage with other kids in willful play is crucial to healthy development. First Tee of Greater Wichita continues to privately raise funds so there are no barriers for kids to play.
The campaign to expand opportunities to kids is underway. The new Learning Center for First Tee Wichita will give kids a chance to learn and play, rain or shine.
We can all participate in this through giving time or donating money. Take a few more practice swings and then visit firstteewichita.org because we are up next on The First Tee.
April 17, 2023
"I competed for a spot." -- Lily Wu
Leadership takes courage in any aspect of life. It is a selfless act. And it gives us all a chance to positively affect one another-- a uniquely human attribute.
Lily Wu is a Leader. She is humble, she is resilient, she has a genuine curiosity and interest in the success of people. She proves that every day.
Her journey is a remarkable story.
I have learned on my entrepreneurial journey that Attitude and Commitment are more important than anything else.
Lily's Attitude makes you feel better about yourself, about life. Her Commitment is undeniable and you learn that as you learn her story.
Her story is a remarkable journey.
I am grateful to share this conversation and the courage of Lily Wu.
April 10, 2023
"We can't be a crockpot in a microwave world."
Taking action is critical in life. And the positive results add up quickly. The Wichita Chamber of Commerce has a talented staff and a thriving membership because they help us take action.
John Rolfe is a significant reason why our community takes action and improves conditions for commerce to take place. He is pursuing that agenda and publicly available to help move the agenda and that is what it takes from a leadership position. That is leadership. John thinks every day about pushing a thriving economy. There are a lot of resources and they are best utilized when people lead others to make faithful investments in the community.
April 3, 2023
"There's lots of beer out there-- are people going drink this?"
-Stacy Ward, Hopping Gnome Brewing
Stacy Ward had a conversation with her husband Torrey Lattin and they made the decision to become entrepreneurs. They immediately understood that to be successful they must embrace a division of labor-- Stacy ran the business and marketing and Torrey honed his technique to make the product the best it could be for their customers.
The courage to start is as important as the courage to keep going every day. Stacy and Torrey are people to emulate. They make our community better.
And they are improving the opportunity for us to gather, communicate and learn from each other with their new Hopping Gnome Tap Room. I am grateful for their leadership through action.
March 27, 2023
"Successful Diplomacy hinges on Collaboration."
-- Lance Minor
The Kansas Family Business Forum has the leadership of a man who understands challenging situations and has the courage to meet them head on and pivot when necessary so business and the family can move forward, together.
We are grateful to have Lance Minor back on the ictpodcast.com after 5 years. Lance pursued this role, leading KFBF and it is a resource entrepreneurs and Family Businesses cannot ignore. Communication is crucial in business and an undeniable part of family business success.
March 21, 2023
"The only skillset you have may be to work hard-- and you still have to work hard."
If it is a cliche, it is because it is true. No one possess more cliches than a successful entrepreneur. Chad Hessen went to work as a young man and just kept after it (cliche). Amazing things happen in your life when you grind through the tough times (cliche).
Chad Hessen finds himself today as an owner/entrepreneur of a remarkable company, Tournerr Doors. And as they say, the man at the top of the mountain did not fall there (cliche).
Tournerr Doors is disrupting the market of Iron Doors and Pivot Doors. They have taken something very complicated and continue to refine it through iterative processes.
Working at it, one day at a time (you know) and Tournerr customers love it!
March 14, 2023
Complex problems are best solved by intelligent, thoughtful people. Changing human behavior so that we can fully unlock our potential individually and as a planet-- that's a hard problem.
Chief Vision Officer, Robert Feeney is an intelligent and thoughtful man with the tenacity and judgement to take on this problem. Ringorang is his technology and it will optimize human behavior so we can continue taking on and solving human problems. Humanity is the beneficiary.
March 6, 2023
Use tools in your life to improve your life. Sounds simple enough. Tools of improvement today mean technology. Put down the technology that is NOT making your life better and CHOOSE the technology that will make your life better.
Thumbscore.app is the tool you need to start using. Financial Stress is REAL and Thumbscore will help guide you no matter where you are in your financial process. The science of behavioral economics is what drives Thumbscore so that is can drive you to make better decisions and to achieve your financial goals.
February 27, 2023
"Sovereignty was the hook." -- Frank Sell, Jr.
When you have a great tagline that captures people immediately, that’s fantastic marketing. When that tagline actually has relevance in someone’s life that helps them in a positive way --like taking action-- it creates a Movement! (and the delicious coffee helps as well)
Frank Sell is undoubtedly a fantastic entrepreneur. It is his intentional approach to life that helps you fill the void in your thinking.
I am grateful to share this conversation about a journey for peace and prosperity.
February 20, 2023
When you make a profession out of the things you love-- enduring the challenge of wearing several hats every day-- you are leading with Entrepreneurship.
Tommy Castor admits, "I always wanted to own my own Radio Station.." and since that did not come to fruition, he thought he wasn't going to be an Entrepreneur. And he was wrong. Tommy took the attitude that "failing up" was possible. The irony that this radio personality who "didn't want to be Programmed" is why he is able to make a career out of all of the things he loves.
It was a joy to talk to Tommy. Catch him on his podcast Keeper of the Games KOGsports.com
February 13, 2023
Audra Dinell had a vision to create a Women's Leadership development group at a very young age-- probably well before she had a deep understanding of the impact it could have. And she wrote it down. Her vision was on its way to becoming a reality.
Audra started her 1st Cohort for the Thread, Women's Leadership Collective, 2 years ago. The impact in the community is remarkable. And as Audra says, "you have to ask yourself 'What do you want?' because what you focus on is what you will get."
Her "courage over fear, faith over doubt" is why The Thread is already expanding beyond Wichita, USA. Audra has set the example for anyone to follow who wants to make their vision a reality.
February 6, 2023
"I wanted to build a platform to engage with the world the way I want to." - Manroj Sangha
Be intentional with the idea you have or it could end up as a foolish endeavor-- wasting your time and the time of others. This is the thought I had when I first met Manroj Sangha as it was clear that he was fully committed and focussed on his entrepreneurial journey. A journey that led him to Found and operate Empowered, Opportunities Engineered. Rarely do I get the chance to meet an entrepreneur in the throws of making their "side hustle" into their full time Life. Manroj wasted no time. He is intentional. He is thoughtful. His commitment to his craft, customers and community are in every aspect of his work and in his personal family life. He has inspired me. I am grateful to introduce Manroj Sangha to you.
January 30, 2023
"It shows that you are making an impact-- that your hard work is paying off." -Asher Whitaker
The best Coaches are the ones that know how to communicate with the Player in a meaningful, mutual way and get out of the way giving credit to his players. That is what 9X State Championship Coach Corey Novascone does. And his player, 2X (because he has only had 2 shots at it thus far) State Champion and Youngest Kansas Amateur Champion since 1925, Asher Whitaker wants to be coached and knows the hard work is all up to him to execute.
Golf is incredibly entrepreneurial. No one else can hit the shot. It is up to you. You live with your decisions-- good and bad-- and you live with the Glory-- often thanking everyone around you for supporting your individual effort.
This is a special conversation with 2 Kansas Amateur Champs and two people who are humbled by their success and possess the discipline to accomplish much more. And they will.
January 23, 2023
Dr. Chris Majors wants you to have more control over your health and deliver medical services at a lower cost. This is a valiant effort. Chris believes so strongly in this pursuit that he dedicates his professional life to it, for you. Most professionals do not make a significant change in their lives in the middle of their career. This is what makes Chris Majors so interesting and so powerful as a messenger for Medical Freedom.
"Insurance is for risk. We need to take control of our own healthcare."
Chris is a life-long learner and his curiosity towards seeking better solutions drives him. And we need this kind of leadership because Chris admits, "I cannot tell you how complex this issues are..."
January 20, 2023
"I want to be a voice to educate people who want to get into this industry."
Brett Harris is dynamic. And we need dynamic leadership in life-- especially where a message must be accurately communicated. Brett has represented the real estate side of the hemp business and through that journey he has become the voice in Kansas for practical hemp legislation. Kansas lags in this and it is putting us at a disadvantage to other State that have sound policy around the hemp industry. States are benefiting from the relationship between the hemp industry and the additional revenue collected--allowing States to elevate services for its citizens as a result. It takes courage to be an entrepreneur. It takes further courage to take a stand supporting Free Market policies. Thank you for your courage Brett.
HempFest is Saturday January 28th in downtown Wichita. Participate, educate yourself and increase your ability to live a calm healthy life.
January 16, 2023
Shelly Prichard advances opportunities by asking the difficult questions, collaborating with stakeholders and working-- working every day to communicate solutions. The Wichita Foundation, with Shelly as the CEO, has sparked community engagement and that leads to community improvement. This is leadership. Shelly is one of the most entrepreneurial Leaders-- and she Leads by taking Action. I am grateful to share our conversation.
December 19, 2022
"People asked me 'what was your secret?' And the secret was, I wanted it bad enough."
You want to be impressed? You want to be inspired?
Talk with a person who overcame, accomplished the goal and lives every day with intention-- continually improving. Discipline isn't temporary. It is every day. You should always celebrate your wins. If you are not trying to improve, you are slipping into the warm comfort of gooey mediocrity-- and that's a shame. Once you are on that road to incremental improvement (every day) the sinful departure from that so you can return to the "comfort" of a less disciplined, less enlightened, less powerful version of yourself is indeed tragic. Matt told me, "you can't coast uphill" and life is uphill. So prepare yourself. "It is a continual grind from cradle to grave."
I am grateful Matt Magnusson decided to forge the path and be the example of self-discipline. And, if you do not already know him, you will be too.
December 12, 2022
"We are going to set a GOLD Standard for how we deal with Mental Health, nationally." --Ryan Baty
You can study leadership, view it as transactional, follow blindly or ignore it altogether for hopes that people will just leave you alone. There are significant consequences to all of those.
How does a leader become Transformational?
Transformational leaders gain buy-in and commitment by encouraging, inspiring, and caring for their followers towards a vision. Leaders get results by transforming the environment and relationships. And this leadership style requires empathy, courage, experience and taking action. Its hard. Its rare. There are few examples of this in the environment we live in today.
Not to put further pressure on Mr. Ryan Baty, recently elected County Commissioner, but (yes the dreaded conjunction) I believe he is a Transformational Leader. My evidence is all in the actions he takes, his perseverance and the life he leads as a Father, a Pastor, a Coach, an Entrepreneur, a Leader, a Listener and a man of Action.
December 5, 2022
"We have to have a thriving economy... and part of that is investing in the community."
Congratulations on 10 years, Monarch! Congratulations to Jennifer Ray and her wonderful team of people who make the Monarch the special place that it is. And congratulations on not giving up despite the serious challenges that face entrepreneurs and businesses; finding an audience, managing labor, limited kitchen space, forced shut downs, a pandemic, supply-chain, recession.
Jennifer Ray created the Monarch and its culture out of her soul. She has made The Monarch part of the Wichita community because she works at it, in it and on it every day! Jennifer said it herself "blissful ignorance is a privilege." People who do difficult things at the highest level do not have this privilege. They are aware of those challenges and succeed despite the forces pressing down upon them daily. Jennifer's resilience, work ethic and unique ability to create and multiply culture is why we all enjoy The Monarch.
November 28, 2022
"Its not that [they] have a lot to lose... they don't know how much they have to gain."
Leadership matter. It sets the tone. And leadership can give people the best opportunity to succeed when the Leader has principle centered values. Brad Elliott has led Equity Bank from 19 people to over 800 people and from assets of 30 million to more than 4 Billion-- he leads with principle centered values. He says regularly, "the right thing to do is the right thing to do" and he lives those words.
We are grateful for his time on the ictpodcast. We talk about the economy, recession, entrepreneurship and why hard work remains the difference in the success of any aspect of life.
November 21, 2022
"We are not sitting around thinking of esoteric things [to defend], these are real!" -- Sam MacRoberts
Sam MacRoberts is doing the hard work of helping you understand why you are ABLE to do things you want to do. Sam and the Kansas Justice Institute defend people against the government when the government intrudes on your Constitutional rights. The government is large and it is getting larger. The people who are the most susceptible are those in with the least amount of means. You want to start a business because you have and idea or a product or service. It represents the best way for any of us to improve our socio-economic status. When you are met with a wall of paperwork and complicated bureaucracies that dissuade you (at best) or stop you in your tracks, your opportunity can be taken before you even start. The Kansas Justice Institute exists to defend us against government overreach on your Constitutional rights. We are grateful that they will litigate for liberty.
November 14, 2022
The Most important Election! (since the last election)
We learned some things about people in these mid-terms. And it's not what is being screamed about in the headlines and in other legacy media outlets-- it's much more sublte. We hope you enjoy our version of nonsense around the chaos. We also want you to seek out knowledge so you can understand the issues of the day. It's messy because people are messy. Policy made in haste is a waste and it sets us all back. Where we find common ground, we have a chance, A CHANCE, at common sense.
November 7, 2022
Leadership is not reserved for a particular kind of human being. Leadership is for anyone who wants to make life better for others-- without motives. That is why the simplest definition I have heard for Leadership is: Leadership is love. Leadership is also a discipline. We often learn love and leadership from those who have lived longer and experienced more. This is why I was so excited to talk with Conni Mansaw. She spent much of her career studying gerontology and working with the aging. Well, I guess we are all aging. Conni started CM Consulting knowing that her experience and unique abilities can help teams and individuals "find their voice" and become better leaders. We all can become better leaders and I appreciate Conni's attention to the growth and development of people through CM Consulting.
October 31, 2022
The game of golf attracts people from all different backgrounds. How you were introduced to the game is almost as special as how you play the game. Cary Cozby was introduced to the game by his father-- one of the more special bonds that can exist between a father and son.
Golf is a game and the game itself requires dedication and work if you want to succeed at the top. More importantly golf parallels life and if you want to succeed at the top of life it takes work and dedication. The lessons learned on the golf course transcend the game. Cary has lived a life of positive and inspiring leadership channeled through this great game. Seeing the best, the champions that play and the sacrifices they must make to win, shapes the way you lead your life. Golf also shapes people to be better people and that takes the same hard work, dedication, sacrifice-- and that leaves the world a better place. I am grateful for the lessons learned and on display in our conversation with a dynamic, thoughtful and kind leader, Mr. Cary Cozby.
October 24, 2022
Its hard work to function properly-- hard work that is worth every minute of the pursuit. Dr. Christy Sutton has spent her professional life in the middle of that pursuit. She wrote a book, Genetic Testing: Defining Your Path To A Personalized Health Plan. And just the pursuit of researching and completing the book demonstrates her commitment. When you talk with her, you deeply understand the reasons she wants you to better understand your body so you can optimize your health.
October 17, 2022
People who do difficult things at the highest level have a positive influence on the world. This life is full of difficulties and we have the tools to work through them. When we do not have the tools, we have others to help. I am grateful for the conversations we have on the ictpodcast. These are amazing people. Let's keep making great connections and doing difficult things at the highest level-- like taking the risk, committing to your unique ability or simply sharing love. Humanity is the beneficiary. Make it a great one.
October 10, 2022
Leadership can do amazing things-- it can inspire others to lead, take action and the results are exponential improvement! Leadership can also divide. One of the brightest young leaders I have gotten to know is Dalton Glasscock. He has experience in levels of leadership ranging from local to international. That experience shapes you. It has shaped Dalton. He is entrepreneurial and thoughtful and that makes him a leader we should embrace.
October 3, 2022
"You are never the 'only one' when you are an entrepreneur."
Curiosity remains one of the most valuable tools in life. Curiosity coupled with determination and follow through-- now we are talking about success. Jacob Christian became an entrepreneur because of his incessant curiosity and the consistent follow through. Jacob studied entrepreneurship, received the coveted Jabara Scholarship at Wichita State University, became a founder and his entrepreneurial life began. His creativity and curiosity are now focussed on a new startup, revelar.co (to reveal). The cutting edge of technology, culture, currencies and the future of gaming is the life Jacob has designed. He shares with us what digital value is and how you can participate and contribute in creating digital value of your own.
September 21, 2022
James Williams came back to Wichita USA because he knows the resources, the talent, the culture and the people are here to create a successful, meaningful life.
We get to talk about energy and the importance of all sources of energy in order to continue to create better lives for all people. James works with Black Hills Energy and Black Hills supports the energy needs of many customers in the middle of the country.
When James came to Wichita he created StartUp Week. StartUp Week gives all of us a chance to connect with founders and entrepreneurs and all of the resources here supporting your ideas and the implementation of your innovative solutions.
September 19, 2022
Striveforbetter.com is really all that needs to be said. This is a great entrepreneurial story. This is a great Family story. This is a great story about innovation and bringing choices to the marketplace.
Austen Cohlmia brings a unique perspective and a strong work ethic to a Family business. That strong division of labor is why they have been able enter the market with an innovative product with a focus on health and sustainability. This is Strive.
September 12, 2022
“I’ve got to take responsibility for the part I control”
Anyone can diagnose the obvious. Life is not that black and white. We are complex. Life is complex. We would all be better served being empathetic not because it makes you a benevolent human but because nuance is a difficult input for which to account.
Jenny’s book and her experiences bring value to those of us working at this thing we call Life. So keep working at it and involve people in this process— each in their proper role.
September 5, 2022
Business can be tough. Entrepreneurship is tough. Those who succeed, persevere and always have gratitude. It is a joy to talk with Ashley Moore and Samantha Lucciarini together because they are living, daily examples of doing the work and accepting the results no matter how they come— that is gratitude. A lot of important words apply to these women: courage, discipline, commitment, vulnerability, gratitude and love. Enjoy this conversation and find people like these two women to bring into your life.
August 29, 2022
Yes I love technology, but not as much as you, you see… and thank you Kip for the lead in because technology is more important to engage with more now than ever because it is in EVERYTHING we do. As one of our guests pointed out, technology just 10 years ago was trying to figure out what wire plugs into what port so we can get our printer networked with more than one computer. Today you are not searching ports and plug ins you are seeking dynamic tech that is giving us feedback at a rapid rate and we are trying to respond (more like REACT) to it. It’s moving fast and only getting faster. Flagship Kansas is the organization bringing people together so that the technology we use and the companies that create it don’t end up in a vortex of ones and zeros and further pushing out humanity— Flagship Kansas celebrates the human aspect of technology and they bring incredible leaders together so that you can still love technology and be apart of the human experiment that uses and improves with technology. The State of Kansas is at the forefront of connecting people, entrepreneurs and institutions with technology and we want others to participate. Engage with FLAGSHIPKANSAS.TECH
August 22, 2022
“We (the US) are the best at creating 100% disease rates”
-Dr. Patrick Garrett, Genomic Wellness of Beverly Hills
”It’s not ‘cheap’ to see me but its cheaper than sickness!”
-Ashley Herring, ZenRX
Before any of us can accomplish anything in life we need to function. And I am certain that the majority of us are not functioning as well as our bodies, minds and spirits can. This takes education and a willingness to modify your behaviors and it is a lifelong journey. I am grateful for these two thoughtful people who have dedicated their lives to transforming the lives of the people who are ready to function better.
August 15, 2022
"It's not what you know, it's how you know it."
One of the most important things in life is clear thinking. Our friend Andrew Garvey has lived his life with curiosity and deep thought and by his own admission that is not about clear thinking-- that is about living life experiences. And when you have LIVED and your journey has filled your heart and mind, the time comes to BE. Andrew talks with us about his journey to find the meaning of life. The journey continues accept he has become content with the experiences and shares why his clear thinking is bringing him more joy now than any of the remarkable experiences he lived that brought him to where he is today. And we are glad he is here. And I highly recommend his SciFi novel Mind Control Empire available now.
August 8, 2022
Solving real problems cannot be done with a Top/Down strategy. You can manage problems Top/Down but you do not solve anything. Problem solving requires people relating to one another so the very thick layer of Irrational-Ego-Fear-Ignorance that befalls each of us is trimmed away through dialogue.
Americans For Prosperity seeks to educate people through a grassroots campaign— relating to people and the issues of the day face to face. AFP has proven that grassroots efforts create sustainable agreement. As culture swirls like water in a river, relating to people gives citizens of the United States continued opportunity to impress Principals into the issues that materialize. Elizabeth Patton, State Director, Americans For Prosperity, shares with us why their grassroots efforts are successful in preserving Freedom in communities all across the United States. Civility is key to the development of ideas and Deputy Director John Luth exemplifies that in this conversation. We can advance Prosperity one conversation at a time.
August 1, 2022
“I wish I had known about Entrepreneurship earlier.”
The reason a Founder is so incredibly unique and incredibly difficult to be is because it’s more than just the idea that you must pursue. You create the culture, you create the pathway, you create the Team and you are the one who must keep things going when everyone else thinks it’s over. A Founder has to be incredibly thoughtful, persistent and think at a level that most of us just can’t. Jason Toevs is a Founder. And he is incredibly thoughtful. Jason studied mathematics and you will find his ability to solve big problems remarkable. Jason has started several successful companies and is now spending time diving into crypto because as he says “it solves a convenience problem” for us.
Listen to Jason’s podcast The NFT Gaming Podcast and
I am very grateful to bring this conversation with this entrepreneur this founder Mr. Jason Toevs.
July 25, 2022
“With opportunity comes obligation…”
I am grateful. I have incredible people in my life. And one of those incredible people is Dr. Randy Mijares. Randy’s perspective on life is shaped by his experiences and his awareness of the opportunities he has been given and that those opportunities require you to take action every day. He is a Medical Doctor, a Coach, Author, Entrepreneur— his greatest attribute is his sincere attention to the people he invites into his life. Show your gratitude for those in your life by being a positive influence in every day interactions.
July 18, 2022
“When you stop, that’s when you die”
We talk to people who do difficult things at the highest level. Today we talk to a man who has done very dangerous things at the highest level all in the name of defending the freedoms that we have in the United States of America. Sergeant David Thomas (retired) spent a career in service to our country because he felt the calling to do so. But it’s the things he did voluntarily, after his service was over, that have a tremendous impact on the way we live our lives and the freedoms that we enjoy. This man has done difficult things at the highest level. David is an expert in many areas that protect people from very dangerous things. Make no mistake about it— this is a dangerous world. We need people with incredible capabilities, bravery, courage, and the honor and intelligence to protect us. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to talk to this man and share with you what he has done and the things he pursues now, helping his clients with Security and proactive engagement.
July 11, 2022
“We need the right person for the job.”
Entrepreneurs know this better than anyone and it is critical that you do not make the wrong hire. It costs time, money, productivity and advancement of the cause. True Free-Enterprise embraces this as fact. When you don’t, there are consequences. Let’s apply that standard to elections— especially State and Local. Primaries are coming up the first Tuesday in August all across this nation. Name recognition is not a good barometer for finding the “right person for the job.” The right credentials are the answer and we need people with experience, intelligence and good judgement. And we can apply this to a job that needs to be filled in Kansas— the Chief Law Enforcement Officer, Attorney General. Our friend Tony Mattivi is the right person for the job because he has the best credentials. And this job, like all jobs, must be filled with the BEST candidate. Make sure and VOTE.
July 5, 2022
People who do difficult things at the highest level are often the most thoughtful and confidently patient in their pursuits. Ashley Herring has a deep commitment to the difficult things she does every day— working with clients on living the most positive functioning lives that they can. It is an individual pursuit and Ashley’s work gives people incremental improvement, which is the most sustainable. She is an intelligent and caring human being and we are grateful to share what she does with you.
June 27, 2022
Chris Callen has the courage to be a Founder. Take an idea and make it live. This is what Entrepreneurs do. Chris also has the courage to get out of the way so that his idea can live. His honesty about the things that he did, the mistakes that he has made, the failures he has lived, writes the story of an entrepreneur who will succeed. All of his experience has given him a wisdom and an adaptability. PLOT is his company. And Chris is focussed on delivery the best solution for his customers as PLOT is the technology that improves communication and processes for the Construction Industry. I am thankful to share this conversation with Chris Callen.
June 20, 2022
Entrepreneurs will get to their goal, eventually. Jason McKenney began his 20 years after banging his head against the Corporate world and its Hierarchical approach. He made the leap, listened when he asked himself “Is it in my heart?” and dropped in on free enterprise with his Skatepark and Outfitter— The Board Awakens!
Nothing in this life is going to be easy so you might as well pursue a market that makes you smile inside because “if you try it, they cheer!” We are cheering for Jason and grateful to talk.
June 10, 2022
Markets are better when they remain free. Trouble is, human nature gets in the way— or shall I say human EGO. The need to control should be tempered by the need to cooperate. And the best cooperation is free exchange of goods, services, ideas, love and attention to the well being of others. We are grateful that the incomparable Dr. Dix is here to talk about why Free Markets help us achieve our best lives.
June 6, 2022
When a product is great you work tirelessly to bring it to market. DARI Motion is a technology that can change the way we all think about how you move and the result is an optimal life. If you cannot move, life is very difficult. If you cannot move properly, you may not even know it. Our bodies are not meant to be in pain so if you experience chronic pain there is a high probability that you something in your body is not moving the way it should. DARI Motion will scan you and tell you what is wrong and now you can put a plan together to fix it. Preventative maintenance— you can optimize your movement and improve your life. This is Dynamic Athletic Research Institute— DARI Motion.
May 31, 2022
Fore! Now of the tee Coach Roy Turner, Director Wichita Open and Dr. Brian Pate, Chair of Pediatrics for KU Med. Gentlemen, play well. They play well— not on the golf curse— but in the Greater Wichita Community and they are working hard on their game every day. The benefit, the Greater Wichita Community and children who need resources to live better/healthier lives. The partnership between the Wichita Open and Pediatrics at KU Med is inspiring. And these gentlemen are phenomenal leaders for the causes. Millions of dollars are circulated throughout the community because of this incredibly popular Korn Ferry Tour PGA Golf Tournament. It is clear that the special relationship between Roy and Brian is a big reason why this event has such a positive, lasting affect on the people of this community. I am so grateful they have come back on the ictpodcast to share all they do and tee up the reasons why YOU need to head out to the Wichita Open at Crestview Country Club June 13-19 2022. The Show is Fantastic. The number of beneficiaries are remarkable.
May 23, 2022
Brett Harris spent nearly 30 years in the communications business. The skills he developed as Radio and TV personality have been crucial to his shift into real estate and cannabinoids. It requires a master communicator when talking with people about optimizing their health. The Cannabis world is confusing. Harris has helped CBD entrepreneurs all over the United States secure retail space and educating Real Estate owners on why it is a beneficial product for all. Like anything in life that you are going to put into your body— study it. CBD has incredible benefits primarily in the reduction of inflammation. Most Americans are inflamed and Brett Harris is here to explain why CBD deserves to potentially be part of your daily therapy, once you see how it can work. His latest stores, KannaBliss are a comfortable and professional retail experience for people who already supplement their lives with CBD and for those who know they would like to try therapies to make their bodies function well long-term, without having devastating side affects many prescription drugs carry. Your body is your most important asset. Let Brett and KannaBliss.com educate you on the potential benefits of his natural, KANSAS GROWN products.
May 16, 2022
Addiction affects everybody. Our brains are wired for survival and that means we use coping mechanisms. Addiction can result when we do not know how to cope properly. The antidote is human connection. It’s hard to connect when reeling in addiction. Mirror Inc. Has been helping people improve connections for the last 50 years. We are so grateful for the work they do. Our mental health is primary. Mirror is giving people their lives back— one interaction at a time. There is hope. Thank you Mirror for giving us hope.
May 9, 2022
Show me your friends and I will show you who you are. Commander Kirk Lippold, United States Navy (Ret.) is a friend of our friend, Tony Mattivi. Captain Lippold was the Commanding Officer of the USS Cole, the Destroyer that was bombed by Al Qaeda October 12, 2000. Many believe it was the pre-curser to 9/11. Commander Lippold and Tony Mattivi became friends as they worked together to bring the Terrorists who carried out this cowardly act, to Justice. The Truth about Leadership is it exposes who you really are when you answer the call. And Tony Mattivi and Kirk Lippold answered. We use words like courage, honor and integrity as labels but these are not labels— they are the elements swarming frenetically inside of heroes as they evaluate the situation and give us cues to the next right step. We want that Leadership in our lives. We need that Leadership in our lives. And it is my honor to share this conversation with Commander Kirk Lippold and the next Attorney General of Kansas, Mr. Tony Mattivi.
May 2, 2022
The best leaders have a willingness to share their vulnerabilities. And when successful people lead with humility, those of us that are paying attention can learn and apply the lesson immediately. Ryan Baty approaches his life with an awareness that we need each other to succeed. That is what community is. With a strong set of principled centered values one can live a life of service. I am grateful to share the strength and open-mindedness of this Leader, Ryan Baty.
April 25, 2022
When markets are free, markets become more fair. When people feel the deal was fair, the consequences are an improvement to human welfare. Fair Market Health provides the service of transparency between you the patient and the medical service you need.
It is the ultimate freedom; engage in trade between a willing buyer and a willing seller for a service. And this is what Fair Market Health has done by creating a network of Providers for health care and the price they charge for the service they will perform. The winner in this equation is both parties. How often do you have a medical service performed that results in a long series of billing from the Insurance Company, a medical billing company, the Doctor’s Practice and at least one or two Third Party arbiters? All of this confusion promotes suspicion, “did I get a good deal?” And as the correspondence continues months after you might ask yourself “what am I actually paying for?” Certainty in a fair trade between two parties for a service is optimal because it creates a win/win and the confidence that markets are securing the best Services and the best Outcomes.
April 18, 2022
"Litigation is serious business."
Leading your life as a prosecutor for the Federal Government is also series business. You can say you did something with honor and integrity but we would rather see you do it with Honor and Integrity. And that's what Tony did; for nearly 30 years he represented our country by enforcing laws and seeking accountability and punishment against criminals who wanted to (and often did) harm the United States. It is serious business. Tony's experience and character are on display in our conversation. I am grateful to share this conversation so you can begin to understand how he thinks and acts. Our country, our State, our community need people who possess good judgement so they can lead because our Freedom is serious business.
April 11, 2022
“Very few Entrepreneurs start a company with bad intentions.” Adam Rosen has lived his life in a principled manner and that bodes well for entrepreneurs. Founders of companies weave principles into the outcomes because it is that personal. Witnessing the evolution of a company that maintains the principles of the Founders likely means that the Founders stay involved. Adam shares his perspectives on why entrepreneurs should stay active in the outcomes so your seeded intentions are cultivated and grown. Visit his latest solution at EOCworks.com
April 4, 2022
Your ability to connect with good information is critical, especially in the world we live in today. Entrepreneurs and Business-people require access to good information including business fundamentals. There are more than 30 million small business owners in the United States with that group representing almost 65% of new private sector jobs. Its important to have an ally. The Wichita Independent Business Association is that ally for South Central Kansas Business Owners and Entrepreneurs. Wendell Funk, President of WIBA, went on offense to connect with this group so we can collaborate, be better leaders and lift access and opportunity for all through the best private solution in history-- Private Enterprise.
March 28, 2022
Vanessa wrote a BOOK! 100 Things To Do In Wichita Before You Die and you can pre-order it at ReedyPress.com
Vanessa Whiteside is one of those people that you want to hand over the responsibility of your next intentional leisure activity-- let her curate the experience for you. And she has already done that in her blog OneDelightfulLife.com
When you are busy, as we all seem to be, it is easy to lose track of what is going on and that means you are not participating in this world. Vanessa wants to remove the excuses and get you out there experiencing this world. We are so grateful to share her delightful demeanor and talent on the ictpodcast.com
March 21, 2022
“Tell the truth or the consequences will be worse!” Said any Leader in my life from the very beginning. I trusted the Leaders in my life as a boy. I knew they were looking out for my best interests. And as an adult we should possess that same trust— but we don’t. We have found out too many times that bad leaders act in self interest and will say whatever needs to be said to fit their Agenda, without Consequence to them and with awful consequences for the American People. And so my friend Dr. Dix comes back on the ictpodcast.com to discuss this place we are in and how each of us can thrive, despite confusion and pathetic leadership. Here is a hint— Individual Responsibility.
March 11, 2022
Kyle is an entrepreneur. I know that not because of the business he owns and runs or because of the multitude of things he does that are difficult things or the discipline he has to continue to excel at those difficult things; it’s because his Dad owns a business and instead of working for him and perhaps taking that business over one day— he just started his own business. That is a sense of urgency. That’s what an entrepreneur has.
March 7, 2022
Tyler Stinson is a retired MMA fighter. He had 40 professional fights-- and he won 30 of them. He manufactured this career out of grit, determination and the will to perform at the highest level. Wisdom is what Tyler gained; wisdom and perspective. Now retired from the Fight Game, and still a young man, he uses all he has learned to help the rest of us— and we can greatly benefit from his Wisdom. Tyler shares all this at Evolution Fitness Studios. Work your body so that you can work your mind and improve your life. You too can evolve and Evolution Fitness Studios is ready for your participation.
February 28, 2022
Attitude is everything. It’s not cliche— it is the truth. And if you don’t believe it just try living a life with the attitude of Elizabeth Farha and look how much better your life would be. There are no certainties. Do the work and accept the results, however they may come. Elizabeth took (takes) risk and she is successful because she is talented, intelligent, focussed and possesses and attitude people want to be around. Its a sign!! and we all benefit from following it.
February 16, 2022
You need to understand the enormous amount of energy it takes in this country, in this world for all of us to live. Energy need/consumption is a complicated issue. All forms of energy are important today and into the future. People need energy to improve their place in life. Reliable, affordable energy is crucial for us all and especially for lower socio-economic status. Kansas Strong was created to educate people about this and many other energy issues. I am grateful for the work Warren Martin does. He is communicating the importance of reliable energy for quality of life.
February 14, 2022
Embrace their ambition to lead— This is The Thread, Audran Dinell
Stephen Covey wrote, “Find your voice by helping others find theirs.” Audra began her journey to create The Thread and this is exactly what she was doing— finding her voice by helping other dynamic women find their‘s. This is not to say that the wide range of incredibly talented women who weaved The Thread didn’t have a voice— they most certainly have strong voices. What Audra Dinell creates is an opportunity to open parts of your brain/heart so that others can help those ideas that we might be too scared, busy, unaware, unwilling, insecure, incapable to share. Running a business and being an entrepreneur is a difficult endeavor. The Thread presents a tremendous advantage to have strong, dynamic Women that you can trust around to shake out those ideas, be vulnerable and grow in every way. That’s what makes a difference in this world.
Find, Refine and Share
February 4, 2022
Do you have the Capacity to grow? The answer is ubiquitously Yes. Intentionally seek people and activities that help increase your Capacity. Janice Perkins is that person you need in your life to help Coach you on increasing your Capacity. Janice lives this. The adversity in life gives us tremendous opportunity to increase Capacity and you better have the Tools to recognize and take action when adversity slaps you in there face.
January 31, 2022
There is nothing more important than your health. So what does it mean to have Health Care? Chances are a lot of you are reactive rather than proactive when it comes to keeping your body and your mind strong. And it is my belief that our culture has promoted the population to be reactionary— get sick, go see a Doctor and hope you get better. Dr. Brandon Alleman has a different approach. Antioch Med offers you a chance to take charge of you health. Be proactive and your life will improve.
January 24, 2022
Actions speak louder than words. Shelly Prichard has spent her career taking action. And along the way she has made a major impact on people and our community. On display is a unique ability to lead with humility and strength. The Wichita Community Foundation has made incredible, generational impact on this community. Shelly is at the heart of it. I am so grateful to know her and I want more people to have the opportunity to grow by being within her sphere of influence.
January 17, 2022
The Kansas Humane Society is crucial to our community and our community is better because KHS does a phenomenal job. And it takes a leader with the intelligence, heart, compassion and diligence to understand how to keep this living ecosystem thriving. Emily Hurst is the new CEO and she takes the lead with these capabilities. Her personal story is enough to make you get off your tush and take action. Her attention to detail and work ethic are why the Kansas Humane Society will continue to improve animals’ lives and all lives in our community.
January 10, 2022
Successful Tech Entrepreneurs Curt Gridley and Tracy Hoover created Groover and the accelerator is pressed firmly to the floor in the start-up tech/entrepreneurial space in Wichita, USA. We want to compete as a community for the best and brightest people— Groover Labs is the conduit for collaboration and connections. Tracy & Curt’s vision went through the proverbial pause as the world wrangled with a pandemic. And like all successful entrepreneurs, they sought every solution to keep their vision alive— it is stronger and more focussed than ever. Come experience the ever expanding knowledge base that is Groover Labs.
January 3, 2022
I like Breweries because they offer a case study in entrepreneurism-- it is a lot of work to deliver that delicious pint. Jeremy Horn and his co-founder Greg Gifford chose to take action on their idea and allow their unique abilities to lead the way as they created every aspect of a start-up. Create the brand, focus on the mission, build the team and then take it to market-- this is an entrepreneurial success story. Wichita Brewing has several award winning beers and they have expanded organically as well as by purchasing recipes from other breweries that did not make it. They focussed on culture and creativity and just kept doing it. Jeremy and how Brewer, Cody Sherwood joined us for fantastic discussion along with a beer session with some of my favorite people with whom I enjoy sharing a pint. Pouring some fun to start this New Year-- this is Wichita Brewing Company.
December 24, 2021
Seth Etter leads in the technology space with class. His time and talents are making our community better and it is his intentional collaborative efforts that make him shine. Take the example of DevICT— a community is better when cutting edge resources are involved in an economy so a group of Tech Developers (including Seth) created DevICT.org with a mission of “be better at what we do.” If Wichita, USA was lagging in technology opportunities for people, the community would be behind. But Wichita does have significant opportunities in technology. I thank Seth for his leadership and applied intellect.
December 17, 2021
Great leadership empowers others to use their unique abilities. Building that team is a painstaking process. Brad Elliott began his start-up with 19 people and the intention to grow a bank that is a true partner with it's customer. Brad will be the first to tell you that success is about getting the right people. With one 700 employees today, Equity Bank has grown into one of the most prolific lending institutions always looking to be the best partner for the customer. We are grateful to talk with Brad again on the ictpodcast.
December 10, 2021
Tech Entrepreneurs and Software Developers are uniquely equipped to collaborate with literally ANY business and that makes them excellent for conversations. Caffeine Interactive Technologies has collaborated with a lot of companies. They build app, web and mobile solutions so companies can communicate what they do better. Dustin DeVries founded the company with his wife Sharon and together have grown significantly to offer solutions to companies ranging from electrical grid transmission to Breweries. I am grateful to share the energy Caffeine Interactive Technologies brings to business.
December 3, 2021
Harvester Arts is the conduit between artists and the tapestry that is Wichita. They are literally enhancing the ability of all artists to share their voice (artistic talents) and we are the cultural beneficiaries. Building the creative capacity for all artists in Greater Wichita is their mission. Kate Van Steenhuyse and Kristin Beal are a dynamic team and together they create opportunity for Artists and a deep culture for our community as they cultivate creativity to enrich our lives.
November 26, 2021
We have the opportunity to talk with remarkable people because of the ictpodcast. This is the group, working tirelessly for you freedom and asking for nothing in return but your attention and participation/contribution to secure it. James, Elizabeth and Sam are proactive in preservation of our freedoms. The role of Government— what should it be? We are grateful that they are making your freedom a priority.
November 19, 2021
The Small Business Administration can help you, Entrepreneurs. Life as an entrepreneur often feels like a lonely existence and sometimes it is. The reality is there are advocates for business everywhere-- you just need to ask for help. There is no better time to illustrate the opportunity for help through the SBA than out of this pandemic that turned all small business on its head. Wayne Bell, Director of the SBA is here to share with you how he and Michael Aumack, Economic Development Specialist have helped businesses navigate one of the toughest environments in history and what the SBA can do for you as an entrepreneur. And like my Father always says, you just have to A-S-K!
November 12, 2021
Listen Up! Meet the Real Brad Lea. I am grateful I was introduced to him by a great friend. When someone has the unique ability to capture an audience immediately, you just need to get out of his way and let him talk. Get inside his circle, his influence will change you for the better. Read his book, THE HARD WAY. Follow him on Twitter, IG, or just go to BradLea.com and ingest his authenticity— it will shake up your stagnant existence. I am pleased to bring you Brad Lea.
November 8, 2021
"We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest."
-- Orison Swett Marden
We should always be thinking of giving as part of our lives and there is no better time to give than in this season of Thanks and Holidays. We are grateful for those in our community that help match people who need with the people who can give. Eric Litwiller shares just how the Mental Health Association leads in needs giving.
October 29, 2021
I am so grateful for people with the intelligence, empathy, vulnerability and strength to study the really difficult issues then share them with the world. Dr. Patrick Garrett is living this great experiment of seeking the best life you can and he is helping so many of us because he is intentional and caring with the results. Not being tied to a position allows Dr. G to embrace the nuances of humanity and seek positive outcomes. Enjoy this conversation— he is a treasure.
October 22, 2021
Ron grew up with love— his Mother instilling love with the daily reminder that “God gives us all talents and we must use them or they can be taken away” and his Father showing love through his daily actions in work ethic and integrity. So he took those incredible inheritances and put the assets to work. The results are an Abundant life. High performers that live intentional lives of Abundance create much more than success for themselves— they create Freedom and Opportunity for everyone they encounter. And I thank God for him every day.
October 7, 2021
Michael is pragmatic and thoughtful— that is what I love to see in a leader-- he is also an economist. Seeing the world through that lens creates opportunities for analytical perspectives leading to principled explanations for hard-to-solve problems. Economists blend facts with human behaviors and that helps us understand where we have been and what we need to do to improve, moving forward. Michael has wonderful, practical perspective and that makes him a dynamic leader. Grateful to share his leadership intellect on the ictpodcast.
October 1, 2021
Sam Foreman is a leader. He leads with his actions. And he is one of the most thoughtful and intelligent people I know. Make it a point in your life to find people you respect and engage in a conversation. Listen empathically and the results are reciprocal advancement. We are grateful for this enlightened and nourishing conversation with Mr. Sam Foreman.
September 29, 2021
My father always tells me to enjoy the victories, no matter how small, and I know he is right. Robert Feeney the Co-Founder of Ringorang by Knowledge as a Service (KaaS) comes back on the podcast because I love talking to him (and his Co-Founder BW Barkley— BW we will catch you on another convo) and Ringorang is celebrating some Milestones! The work we do can be a grind and it is the grind that provides opportunities like this conversation.
September 24, 2021
Dr. Galichia, a lifelong Kansan, is internationally recognized for the advancements and contributions he has made in the field of interventional cardiology. Heart Disease is still the #1 killer in the United States and Dr. Galichia has made it his life’s work to give people the opportunity to live full lives by treating cardiac and vascular diseases. His work included the mentoring of hundreds of Doctors around the world so that these life saving techniques could be taught and shared across the globe. We are great full for his time to share his story on the ictpodcast.
September 17, 2021
Golf is a great game for life; teaching character, focus, communication, glory, defeat and individual responsibility. With all of those tremendous lessons to learn it makes sense to introduce kids to golf as early as possible. And that is what the First Tee does— creates the opportunity for kids to participate. When we participate we are better equipped to win in life. Corey Novascone is leading the charge and proactively getting kids to win by getting them to the First Tee. We thank Corey for his work and for this conversation
September 10, 2021
This is just the most fun episode… talking with great friends about the movies we love. Remember that life needs to be fun and inspiring. Movies bring us so much laughter and perspective. Enjoy.
September 3, 2021
Advocating for free markets and the protection of your personal liberties is a work ethic. It is not to be taken for granted. Freedom is not free is true — it has also been relegated to a slogan or bumper sticker— weakening the strength of that simple but powerful statement. Freedom is our god given right. It is not controversial. And when you think of it as a work ethic you take responsibility for the perpetuation of it every day. Freedom.
August 27, 2021
More important than being an entrepreneur-- teaching others the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. And that is exactly what Kylie and her organization, Youth Entrepreneurs does; they give young people the tools to create and contribute to society entrepreneurially. YE has been fostering individual responsibility and freedom through its programs since the early 1990's. Today they are launching Empowered (teachempowered.org) to breath entrepreneurial life into Educators and students.
August 20, 2021
Sveta grew up in communist Soviet Union. As the Soviet Union fell, her family wanted to come to America, Sveta went along because she had dreams of a better life for her and a better life for her future children. It turns out that the freedom to choose has its advantages. Sveta cam to the United States and took full advantage of the freedoms afforded to her. She created a successful business, showing us all that when you work hard at something you can succeed, despite the fear of failure. You don’t know how lucky your circumstances are until you compare them to something else. I am so grateful to share Sveta’s perspective and story with you.
August 13, 2021
Samantha comes back on the ictpdcast because we love talking with her and she has more entrepreneurial efforts to share. She is the example of keeping at it in life because it is the only way you will detect and then utilize your unique abilities. Samantha is Publishing 2 magazines now and they are successful because she connects people with her platform. Activate your unique abilities and you'll have as much fun in life as Samantha Luciarini.
August 6, 2021
I'll bet you have a definition floating around in your head and I'll bet that its got some relevancy-- on the other hand, you are probably far off. Blockchain is misunderstood. So that is why we talk about it in definition and application with the President of Flint Hills Group, (a creator of awesome custom software) Dave Cunningham. I make the case that Blockchain is simply a technology to improve trade. Dave has a lot better perspective as we discuss how this technology is and will invade your life.
July 26, 2021
They have service in their Company name and that is because they have service in their hearts. The best entrepreneurs have a connection with their product far greater than profit. BW Barkley & Robert Feeney created their business out of a mutual desire to improve human behavior. Changing behavior for the better is a very difficult thing to do. And these characters took what they learned from years in Hollywood about story telling and people and built Ringorang to give us all a chance to improve how our stories (our real lives) turn out.
July 23, 2021
Entrepreneurs have a way of seeing obstacles as temporary impediments rather than a crippling problem. Said another way, they do not focus on hurdles, they adapt and move forward in spite of them. And in no case is that greater represented than the liquor business. Laws are draconian in the state of Kansas (or at least they were) and an entrepreneur in that industry must be alert because the rules are always changing-- often times to the detriment of their business. Clint Ayesh has adapted over the last 20 years and his business thrives because of it.
July 12, 2021
The measure of a strong community is in the ability to collaborate to increase capabilities and deliver a higher level of service for all. The partnership between the Wichita Open and Kansas University School of Medicine Pediatrics exemplifies how private solutions impact the lives of a community. The beneficiaries are the children and families in this Greater Wichita and that makes us all stronger. I am so grateful to share this conversation with the Coach, Roy Turner and Dr. Brian Pate. Thank you gentlemen. We are stronger because of you.
July 9, 2021
CULTURE WARS! This is most certainly an American conjured social construct and primarily a bunch of nonsense, but it sure is fun to talk about the affects culture has on us in this Awesome, wonderful, free country --that gives us all the opportunity to live and say the way we choose-- with Dr. Dix who is full of knowledge and interesting perspectives (yes I know this is a run on sentence). Lets talk to one another, communicate and we can achieve beautiful things.
June 23, 2021
I could tell from the first time I met Jacob that he would be a difference maker in the entrepreneurial community. He has talked the talk and walked the walk— the most important of entrepreneurial traits. And he has evolved and adapted to life as he presses to set higher goals and exceed expectations as he runs his own businesses and builds a family. I enjoy this conversation with Jake Wayman.
June 18, 2021
Prolific writer, Traditionally Published Sci-Fi Author and a man with a curious nature who studies people and their relationship with this earth and then talks about it-- Andy is one of my favorite conversations. And it reminds of a a passage in a Kerouac novel, "the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, desirous of everything at the same time..."
June 17, 2021
Don Cary, Ladies & Gentlemen, is a very interesting man and they say you must be interested to be interesting. Don has an interest level in life, people and business of which I have rarely seen. The businesses that he has created throughout his entrepreneurial career are not easy businesses with a low barrier to entry— they are hard businesses. And Don does what the best entrepreneurs do, he has the vision, builds a team and is relentless in his pursuit. I am truly honored to share Don’s story.
June 10, 2021
Think it through, analyze, prepare, consider… or just do?
Opportunities are great and there is a funny thing about them— if you don’t take them there is a high probability that they won’t come back. Opportunity is in every one’s life every day. Take the ones that you know you should (and perhaps some you shouldn’t). Clumsy or not, here I come. Gonna find it and make it go.
May 25, 2021
Brett Harris instantly grabs your attention. It’s possible that it is that charismatic garrulous voice that lures you in— courtesy of decades dominating FM radio. I think its because he has done so many different things at the highest level and Brett delivers an authentic perspective. His latest and greatest is the CBD business. CBD has valuable properties and it has made lives better for millions of people. Like any supplement, you need to educate yourself about the products so you can maximize the benefits. Brett Harris is on the ictpodcast giving us exactly that education.
May 24, 2021
Challenge yourself so that the real challenges in life don’t derail your journey. This is truth about people who do difficult things. Author, Jennifer Strong McConachie invites this perspective in her new book Go Far: How Endurance Sports Help you win at Life. Jennifer’s calm confidence is inspiring. Her experiences teach. And it is remarkable how your life starts to open up when you learn.
May 17, 2021
PICKLEBALL. This is the fastest growing sport in America. You have heard of it and maybe you have even played it. Today you get to listen to Pros who are at the pinnacle of this sport. Matt Wright and Lucy Kovalova are National Champions in mixed doubles 4x over and not showing any signs of stopping. This is a great sport because you can play almost anywhere and at any level of skill. Today we are with the Pros from onixpickleball.com and what a great conversation we had.
May 10, 2021
On October 2, 1970 the Wichita State Football team boarded 2 planes, the Black & the Gold, to go play Utah State. The Black plane made it, the Gold plane crashed in the Rocky Mountains outside of Denver. It is an American tragedy. Ed Plopa was a Freshman on that team. He was recruited from Pennsylvania to come play for the Shockers. Ed was over-joyed to earn a scholarship to play football. The plane crash happened. Ed could have called it quits as a Shocker. He persevered, fulfilled his scholarship and made Wichita his home. His successful career and life after the crash is my honor to bring to you on the ictpodcast.
May 3, 2021
I ask myself regularly, why do I love conversations with interesting people? And it seems like a rhetorical question-- because they are interesting! Interesting people think differently which leads to unique dialogue because largely its novel. But there is more to it; interesting people share their perspective, they do not shy away from displaying an attitude inconconsistent with social norms, and curiosity is constant. Jason Cox is on the ictpodcast.com because he is always learning and willing to discuss the infinite possibilities that exist in life. I find him fascinating.
April 26, 2021
The fight game is tough. Succeeding in the fight game is even tougher. Tyler Stinson believed he could and he did. Putting in the work and grinding out 40 professional fights over a 10 year period— your life evolves. Tyler made his way back to Kansas when fighting was done and now he uses that wisdom to move people to a better life. Whether it is your fitness or you want fight and compete— Tyler will help you evolve. This is the Evolution.
April 21, 2021
“Welcoming all startups to our doors!” She willingly permitted the audience to indulge in all things entrepreneurial. And with that Mary Beth Jarvis got the attention of a community that has been blessed with the culture of entrepreneurs but lacked the cohesive messaging required to deliver, or scale. NXTUS has done it right and they are poised to make this region the entrepreneurial hub. It takes investment, an eco-system and ubiquitous buy-in to make “the startup” world an Asset Class. This is the NXTUS!
April 12, 2021
It is so much fun talking with entrepreneurs who became entrepreneurs when coding and writing software was in its infancy. Dave Cunningham has a wonderful perspective on technology startup, innovation and entrepreneurship. He has created a software company that procures local talent but also utilizes the opportunity to hire great talent for the right role from anywhere in the United States, with preference to the Kansas economy of course. We are just getting started with conversations with Dave but we are excited the came on for this one to introduce Dave Cunningham and the Flint Hills Group
April 2, 2021
Are you challenged in Business? You better be. And you better respond to the challenge— that is the fun part. Chad Stafford comes on the ictpodcast and talks about meeting the challenge. As a regional real estate developer, they did not let the size and scope of competitors push them away from a huge opportunity. Developers provide some of the best lessons as entrepreneurs because every deal is different and every deal has complex challenges. Chad has the right perspective on meeting the challenge.
March 23, 2021
Being responsible, doing the right thing for you so you can do the right thing in society, contributing individually— all great things and they all work better when a set of checks and balances are in place to handle the massive amounts of gray that exist in society.
March 18, 2021
Living a life of discipline and principle is the way to achieve success. Its not easy, but it is something we can all strive to do. Entrepreneurs display this and it is why we can all learn from them. A Chef is entrepreneurial and so much more— an artist, a leader, a principled task-master. Jada Shiya and her husband Jacob Cook lead lives as Chefs. We are lucky that their journey brought them to Wichita, Kansas. And the result of their discipline is the beautiful food at The Belmont and Frost in Happiness Plaza.
March 8, 2021
Technology is emersed in all of our lives and if you are a business-person, you are either using/growing technology or you are dying. Ashley Sheideman of Flagship Kansas comes to the ictpodcast.com to talk about the current state of technology companies in Kansas and the opportunities they are creating for additional Tech companies to thrive in Kansas. We all know that Kansas is a great place from which to operate and that is why entrepreneurs and startup businesses will continue to come to Kansas to connect our world.
March 1, 2021
Dr. Mijares is a good man. Randy is the reason why so many people have better lives. He has made the powerful statement by which he lives his own life— “with opportunity come obligation.” And he lives his life that way every day— giving much of his time and heart to healing, improving, motivating and strengthening people. Randy’s story immigrating from Cuba as a child shapes how he lives and we are grateful he is back on the ictpodcast to share his wisdom.
February 22, 2021
Are entrepreneurs born or made? Dominic Gonzalez was on a path to be an Engineer but had this strong voice inside him yelling “take action!” And he listened, took action and his story grows. Dominic created MARS Records after his experiences doing things he knew little about but he found tremendous excitement in doing. I am grateful that Dominic and one of his Artists, the incomparable Toni Todaro share their voice on the ictpodcast. The desire they have and action that these young entrepreneurs are taking is inspiration for everyone.
February 16, 2021
Ashley Moore, a self described “creative”, is someone I hope you get a chance to meet— personally and professionally. Ashley is a fantastic example of taking action on the dream that is inside you. Fear is a poor excuse. Ashley’s courage to follow her entrepreneurial calling is what gives us TheCollectiveICT.com
Ashley created a point of view and then assembled an incredible Team so they get the job done. She comes on the ictpodcast to share her unshakeable belief in using your talents to the fullest every day.
February 8, 2021
Knowledge is power, actually it is the application of knowledge that gives one power. And it is really the power of the Self to consider difficult (or controversial) aspects of life that create opportunity for understanding. James Franko is considerate and that is what makes him a phenomenal intellect with whom to discuss difficult subjects. The Kansas Policy Institute digs deep into subjects that are challenging and they give the Public better resources to consider better solutions. Grateful to chat with James Franko on the ictpodcast.
January 29, 2021
Dr. G returns to the podcast and we are tremendously grateful that he did so. You can see him weekly on the Dr. G show on his Facebook page but I suggest you make the opportunity happen to meet him. Patrick has the greatest strength and that is his total vulnerability. I appreciate his willingness to share his personal experience in life to help explain how and why we all need to work on daily improvement. Put Dr. G into practice in your own life.
January 25, 2021
Entrepreneurship has a best friend and that is the Restaurant Business. As the Founder of CHICKNMAX, Max Sheets has stated, “the restaurant business gives opportunity to everyone.” And Max knows what he is talking about because he has worked for Legends in Business and in the restaurant business. Max is a passionate leader— you want to be in his presence. We love celebrating the stories of entrepreneurs. Max Sheets and Cathy Carrier join the ictpodcast to tell us how they serve and deliver.
January 18, 2021
I have always said that women are the best leaders. There is no question that we are all better off considering a woman’s point of view and ideas for unique solutions. Audra Dinell has created The Thread to give professional women a place to improve their opportunities and share what works for them in life and in a career. Connecting women ready for advancement, promoting a continuous opportunity for ideas and thoughts to be shared and curated— this is The Thread.
January 11, 2021
Independent Oil & Gas Producers are important to all of us. They provide readily available energy so we can heat our homes, cook our food, clean our clothes and selves— our quality of life is better because of what they do. Kansas Strong was created to tell their stories and share the impact that energy has in our lives every day. Do not take for granted what the oil & gas industry does for humanity. Thank you to Warren Martin for coming on the ictpodcast to articulate how they are keeping Kansas Strong.
January 4, 2021
Master Beisel, the 1989 Tae Kwon Do National Champion, visits the ictpodcast to share his journey and what it takes to be a champion. Master Beisel does incredible work with all ages but it is his attention to youth development that captured my heart. Teaching young kids confidence, respect, integrity and work ethic is critical to success in life and success of our future generations. Thank you Master Beisel for leading young generations and giving them the tools to be masters in their lives.
December 28, 2020
Virtue. This is complex. Do not use virtue as a weapon. Use it to discover ways to improve your own agency. We are individuals, responsible for ourselves and virtue is there to nourish us.
December 22, 2020
Wrapping up a unique year with a big beautiful BOW!
December 16, 2020
The startup world is full of potential and Josh Oeding is seeing to it that the potential is realized. NXTUS has moved the bar on investing in entrepreneurs and tech startups. Follow what is happening with the team @nxtusio because they are going to change life whether you are paying attention or not.
December 8, 2020
This man has made a transformation in his life and in the life of others. It is ok to be proud of people (I believe it fosters encouragement and we all could use a little of that) and I am proud of Christopher. He is talented in many ways but the one talent he has that will penetrate your soul is his music. He Produces the ictpodcast.com. Toni Todaro also sees value in people and it is that unique quality that shapes his life and the hard work he puts into it. I loved our conversation. Keep your eyes on this man as he brings us all “under a groove.”
November 30, 2020
On the entrepreneurial journey, creating opportunities for others is primary in creating your own success. Aristotle spoke of this thousands of years ago— the concept of serving others and doing good. Tracy Hoover and Curt Gridley created Groover Labs with this sentiment. Successful Entrepreneurs in the Tech Startup space, they created value and ultimately sold their ventures. They returned to Wichita USA and they created the ultimate opportunity for others to achieve their own startup and entrepreneurial dream. Groover Labs is the Maker Space center for Collaboration.
November 23, 2020
We are so grateful to talk with entrepreneurs— those who take great risk and fully utilize their aptitudes— bringing incredible products/solutions/services to this world. We are honored to celebrate them. And on this episode we talk with an entrepreneur who detected his passion and would not stop in his pursuit. Aaron Michaelis shows us why we must do what is inside us because it leads to beautiful results. And we toast the success that is Flint Knoll Winery.
November 16, 2020
Rainbows United serves the children of Wichita, Kansas. And it is a service of love. Kids need strong, positive influences and that is exactly what Rainbows United delivers. We are grateful to have the leadership of Rainbows in our community and that means our future is always bright. Deb Voth leads this fabulous organization with strength and humility. The work is done every day and the positive outcomes of their work are visible every day. We are honored to bring you this conversation and beautiful story of life that is Rainbows United.
November 9, 2020
Landon is an engineer by profession and decided to create an ecosystem that promotes Wichita, Kansas. The Wichita Life began by collecting and sharing beautiful images of Wichita USA. Landon took it another step forward to grow the sphere of influence by creating the Wichita Life podcast. We are thankful that Landon came on the ictpodcast to share his perspective on Wichita, KS and his own journey doing the work and creating positive outcomes. Enjoy this SWAPCAST with Landon Huslig on the ictpodcast.com
October 25, 2020
We have an election on November 3rd. Chairman Dalton Glasscock visits the ictpodcast to talk about the importance of voting and the issues of the day that are terribly divisive. Dalton is a strong, positive young man with an open mind and heart. No matter your politics, you can learn from Dalton because he takes action. We appreciate his time talking leadership and action on the ictpodcast.
October 23, 2020
It is with a joyful heart that we welcome back the best co-host and friend anyone could have. I am so happy to be sharing the microphone with my friend Michael as we talk about life in 2020.
October 9, 2020
”Remember when Richard Dix came in here and tried to take over this town?” Fought Pandemic, politics, woke culture, social media, fought locusts ... We didn’t give up then and by gum, we aren’t going to give up now!
Dr. Richard Dix expresses the courage little seen in this day and age, and he comes on the ictpodcast.com and we are all indebted for him to clearly stating what needed to be said.
October 9, 2020
Not a lot of us would put the word Entrepreneur and Attorney in the same sentence. Entrepreneurs certainly need great attorneys and great attorneys support the entrepreneurial community. Sam Foreman is a great attorney and a great Entrepreneur. He started Foreman Law. He joins the ictpodcast to tell us his perspective on the startup world and his Firm’s action with entrepreneurs.
September 18, 2020
Perseverance. That’s what it takes. When you are 22 years old, its hard to fully recognize opportunity. CR Hall did. His Father asked him to go run a business in Wichita, KS. As a Senior in college in Iowa, he packed his bags, the day after Christmas, and fulfilled his Dad’s request.
From these challenging beginnings, CR kept doing the hard work. And from these challenges CR has grown the largest Culligan operation in the country. He gives all the credit to the great people throughout his life. Enjoy Mr CR Hall.
September 18, 2020
Mike’s professional experience and leadership in the television business over the last 30 years gives him a rare perspective in life. Mike joins us on the ictpodcast to talk about the careful decisions you have to make while leading a network that is so important in the communities it serves. There is a high responsibility to your community when you are its news source. Leadership at this level is crucial. Developing a trusted relationship with your community takes authentic thought and consideration. Mike has been leading in commmunities all over the United States and he talks with us about how he respects the job by considering the responsibility the local news has to each commmunity it serves.
September 18, 2020
A young boy, inspired by Rocky, takes to the gym to learn the fight game. And it begins a life of dedication to motivate and bring hope through the discipline of fighting and mixed martial arts. Chris Gerhardt brings it every time! You want to be better in life? Surround yourself with better people and get Coach in your corner who will hold you accountable and teach you principles that will bring out your absolute potential. Here he is, on the ictpodcast, with all his power and energy.
September 9, 2020
How shall we go about our lives, interacting with each other— collectively or collaboratively? These are not synonyms. In life we all need each other but what we all really need is to be strong enough as individuals. A collective allows for the weakening of the self. Be a strong individual so that you are strong enough to collaborate in life.
August 27, 2020
A lot of people talk about wanting to quit “working for the man” —starting their own thing. They never do it for whatever reason that is certainly an excuse. But some people do. They go all in and take tremendous risk. Sometimes they fail.
It is those individuals who refused to fail that can teach tremendous lessons in life.
Erik Smith refuses to fail, therefore he is successful.
He’s not only successful in business, he is successful in the most important places with his family and with who he is as a human being, focusing on his strengths... and never giving up. So excited to bring you this conversation with Erik Smith.
August 13, 2020
Samantha is the example of “keep doing the hard work.” If you are not where you want to be today, keep doing the work. It is in doing the hard work where your passion and strengths come together, then your influence grows and you inspire others exponentially. This podcast is celebration of finding your strengths. Detect your aptitude and match it up with a purpose. What is an abundant life— doing what you do so well that people are excited to share what you do with others. Samantha, thank you for giving us this on the ictpodcast.
August 7, 2020
Brad Elliott is one of the best leaders in this country. In Business, in life, in Family— Brad’s steadfast leadership prevails.
“The right thing to do is the right thing to do, no matter what.”
Often times doing difficult things at the highest level means just doing the right thing. We are grateful that Brad has come back on the ictpodcast to discuss life in these remarkably challenging times.
August 4, 2020
Dr. Pomeroy comes on the ictpodcast to tell us how he changes lives through his dedicated practice of chiropractic wellness. I am pleased he walks us through what he does to get function back in peoples’ lives. I knew very little abut Chiropractic and feel that this conversation will shed light on how Shawn applies the science in his practice. Enjoy.
July 24, 2020
Our intention with the ictpodcast.us is to bring you conversations from people who do difficult things at the highest level. In my experience, there are few things more difficult than being published as a professional writer. Andrew R. Garvey shares with us his intellectual accomplishments through the works he has created. Writing is not easy. Writing fiction may see an easier feat because you can make it up. Andrew talks with us about the responsibility he believes a writer has to produce not only great stories but the proper cadence and use of words to enhance the experience of the reader. And he has written very technical non-fiction that also pays close attention to the how the reader consumes his works. I am grateful that he brought us into his curiosity that leads him to produce the books he writes.
June 8, 2020
CPA Bryan Elmore joins us on the ictpodcast.us and we talk small business relief packages and resources as this pandemic subsides and we begin the hard work of putting this economy back together. There are so many possibilities and opportunities for positive outcomes if we all just do the work and embrace kindness and grace. Let’s get to it!
May 26, 2020
I am Honored to have had this conversation. No hyperbole— truly honored.
Wichita Prosthetist, Steve Peeples, with a national following for his craft, building highly technical arms and legs, introduces us to the Heros he has had the honor to help get back to life.
These are Warriors. They are Heros. They defend our freedoms. They do the hard work. It is their unwavering focus on life that fills our hearts, minds and spirit with the inspiration to keep going. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your leadership.
April 2, 2020
James Wiebe is an inventor, a tinkerer and an entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur he has started and sold multiple companies. There is success and there is failure. James Wiebe has persevered through both to bring him to where he is today. He joins the ictpodcast and shares his stories and you will get a glimpse into the mysterium of his unique and intelligent mind. And his latest technological development— Thin Air Energy! We are pleased to bring you this fabulous conversation. Enjoy.
March 23, 2020
WIBA is the advocate for small business. Alicia Holloway is a valuable connection for the business world. As a former business owner and meme we of WIBA, Alcoa understands the challenges all businesses and startups can have. What I love about Alicia is her genuine excitement to connect people and business assets so that business can e better for everyone. And she is fun too. Thanks for joining us on the ictpodcast.
March 17, 2020
Erik is my favorite Entrepreneur. He knows how to make money. That statement may sound simple but the act of making money is not easy. Doing the work, taking risk and being rewarded with profit is the goal of all businesses and the goal of all entrepreneurs. Whether it’s Real Estate, supply chain distribution or technology— Erik sees risk and failure as a variable to be considered, that’s it. No matter the market conditions, Erik Leschuk finds opportunities and works the opportunity into a successful venture. When it does not work— he simply moves on. Enjoy this conversation with my favorite entrepreneur.
March 11, 2020
Dr. Mijares returns to the ictpodcast to share his perspective on how virus’ spread and where current situations stand historically to other world-wide scares. But what we getting from Randy is his unfettered belief in the opportunities freedom allows us in this country. A Cuban immigrant, Randy has spent his life doing the hard work that it takes to positively affect the lives of others. As a medical doctor, a coach, an entrepreneur— Randy leads with his beautiful heart. We are grateful for the opportunity to absorb his humanity on the ictpodcast.
March 2, 2020
George is the example of living your passion. He will tell you that he is far from the best Chef (he’s an amazing Chef) and just loves the challenge of delivering the highest quality experience for his guests. George’s gregarious nature is the ingredient that leaves you wanting more of what he is serving. His success is due to his humble generosity and joyful disposition. I am grateful to share our discussion. This is Chef George.
February 20, 2020
“When you invest in start-ups you are at the intersection of realism and optimism.” Anna Mason, an entrepreneur herself, (named by @BusinessInsider as one of the top 100 people transforming business in 2019) is leading another road trip for the Rise of the Rest seed fund that will take them to Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Northwest Arkansas and St. Louis that gives startups an opportunity to earn a $100,000 investment from the seed fund. And the first stop on the tour, Wichita, KS, where our culture of entrepreneurial talent will be front and center. Anna tells the ictpodcast how this came about and how important visiting communities all over the country is to the economy. This is the Revolution.
February 17, 2020
He hosts the Dr. G Show on Facebook Live. Dr. Patrick Garrett comes on the ictpodcast with an open heart, a clear mind and a confident outlook on curing what ails you. Functional Medicine details all aspects of your life as it relates to your health, both physical and mental. I am thankful for his intellect, his honesty and his empathetic way of practicing medicine. Enjoy our guest, Dr. Patrick Garrett.
February 11, 2020
Alex Harb meets you with a smile that lets you know he loves the work he has created. Alex also has an intensity about him that makes you want to get on board with what he has created. A first generation immigrant from Lebanon, Alex takes nothing for granted and sees limitless opportunity. We talk about failure, success, failure, the grind and the wonderful opportunity that exists when you let gratitude for opportunity infect your life. I am thankful for our conversation on the ictpodcast.
February 3, 2020
Earnest has devoted his life to serving the Lord and reaching out to troubled and at-risk children. He is currently the President of Youth Horizons. Ernie has given guidance and opportunity to so many previously troubled youth. His Gospel music will set your heart free. He is a beautiful voice and a beautiful person in our world. Our conversation is real. I am honored to have had this conversation and to now share it with you.
February 3, 2020
I am here to share my feelings on empathy and living abundantly.
January 8, 2020
Ryan and Anthony Francisco, Developers Edgehill Investments, return to Wichita with an incredible new real estate venture in College Hill. Happiness Plaza is in the heart of College Hill and the Douglas Design corridor. The Franciscos have come to this market, this ground with an intentional point of view— why build new when you can revive the unique architecture and culture existing in a special neighborhood? So that is what they have done. Happiness Plaza 3555 East Douglas has a feeling unlike any other building. And the developers from Edgehill Investments knew it was ready to be something special again, so they partnered with talented Restauranteur Tory DeMarce to bring The Belmont as the anchor to this architectural beauty. The restaurant is the first phase of this awesome property. Listen to find out what their plans are. I am honored to share their vision for this project as they tell it on the ictpodcast.
January 4, 2020
When you talk with Mr. Weigand you feel special. He engages people with benevolence that makes you want to be better and do better. The Weigand name is synonymous with quality and character. His grandfather came to Wichita, KS at the turn of the 20th Century and established the real estate firm, JP Weigand. Nestor Weigand has led his firm into the fourth generation as a high character, full service real estate firm. If you judge him by the careers he has made, he gets the highest marks. I feel very blessed to have spent time with him on the ictpodcast. Mr. Weigand is an iconic businessman and we cherish the opportunities he has created globally from right here in Wichita USA.
January 1, 2020
This is a strong and graceful woman. I love Christina’s tenacity and drive. But it is her ability to be vulnerable and honest that makes you grateful to talk with her. Ladies and gentlemen I really enjoyed my time with Christina Long. Thank you for all you do for our community.
December 17, 2019
Kenton is my favorite”Tech Hipster” in fact he may be the only one. Kenton continues to lead in the area of tech research and development and is the catalyst for the remote working community in Wichita USA. He is a great Guest because he truly embraces failure as the necessary step towards innovation success. We are thankful for his time on the ictpodcast.
November 15, 2019
Ted is a fantastic Leader. He has led throughout his career. Ted leads by doing. He has presented arguments in front of the Supreme Court, counseled several Universities through complicated issues, was the catalyst bringing Gordon Parks art and manuscripts to Wichita State, he is on the Board of the Kansas Historical Society, hosts a program on KPTS “Inside the Cover”, loves the St. Louis Cardinals, a wonderful father to 3 young men, caring husband to sweet Marcia and a friend of mine. I loved our conversation.
November 15, 2019
Josh is one of the most thoughtful and intentional people I have met. He is leading the Tech Startup funding initiative that so many other communities covet. Josh will be one of the reasons Wichita succeeds in the near future. A fun conversation.
June 22, 2018
Shelly Prichard inspires people. Her leadership at the Community Foundation is intentional and creating real opportunity for Wichita. We welcome Shelly back to the ictpodcast.com to talk about the intiative WCF has with James Chung. We are all responsible for consuming the information and turning it into action to drive our community forward. Check out the challenge of Truth and Dare from Shelly and her team at the Wichita Community Foundation. Wichita is very lucky to have Shelly and her compelling leadership.
May 24, 2018
Fundraising can be a challenge. The Founders of Polo on the Plains, motivated by the mission and services of KIDZCOPE, gathered 8 years ago to bring an experience to Wichita and Kansas, like none other.
A polo match is a unique experience in itself. At POTP, you arrive to a beautiful manicured fairway in the middle of the prairie. A parade of ponies, steepled white magnificent tents, masterfully decorated cabanas, Champagne toasts, Whiskey Bars, women in silk frocks with elegant hats, men in dapper dress seersucker enjoying celebretory cigars; it has the look and feel of a modern-day Gatsby set. And you are the star of the show, consuming the casual elegance uniquely for you. It is fun.
These incredible individuals made Polo on the Plains an experience that Kansans do not want to miss.
Listen to the story behind why they are willing to pour all of their energy and heart to raise money for KIDZcope, giving hope to grieving families.
May 17, 2018
Just in time for summer... booze at 6am! Instead of a breakfast meeting why not Happy hour at 7:30 in the morning? Just be careful of the mid-mornig DUI Checkpoints.
May 10, 2018
Mary Beth discusses the incredible Team at Wichita Festivals and all of the Volunteers that are responsible for one of the largest outdoor festivals in the World-- the Wichita River Fest!
River Festival is the first week of June so GET YOUR BUTTONS, DOWNLOAD THE APP and enjoy the festival!
She is talented, dedicated and humble about all she has accomplished for the betterment of Wichita, USA. Wichita is a more dynamic and confident community because of the intentional Leadership of Mary Beth. Listen to her story and how she continues to move the spirit, innovation and quality of Wichita forward.
April 26, 2018
Lance talks about the principles he learned in the Marine Corps and how the relationships he made drove him to take his passion and turn it into a business. Aero Plains Brewery has great leadership and creativity at every level of the organization. And, Oh yeah, the beer is fantastic. Buy it in a store near you and visit them in Delano, Wichita.
March 22, 2018
Susayn talks with the ICTpodcast about her father's journey as an entrepreneur, an inventor and a Wichitan. Charlie Peer started his career working with Wichita greats like SheldonColeman Sr. and Bill Lear. Charlie created businesses that create products and services for customers all over the world. His daughter Susayn talks about growing up in an entrepreneurs home and how she and her brother Marque have successfully invested in their Father's business and created tremendous opportunity for their employees and for Wichita.
March 8, 2018
Mike made himself an Entrpreneur in 8th grade. His committment launched a career that creates value for consumers with his products and value for other inventors that need help taking an idea to Market. Mike talks perseverance, creativity and Wichita in this episode of the ict podcast.com
March 1, 2018
Discussion about ancestry.
February 22, 2018
Mike holds down the fort.
February 8, 2018
Tom discusses growing up in the torque wrench industry, and becoming an innovator in his field.
February 1, 2018
Douglas Design District has so much to offer Wichita.
January 25, 2018
Kylie discusses the youth movement in entrepreneurship, and how Kansas is helping them thrive.
January 19, 2018
Wichita has a great history on restaurants. Mike and Brandon tell you the places they loved to eat as children and the awesome new restaurants in Wichita.
January 11, 2018
Don discusses Wichita and his thoughts and involvement in the business community.
January 4, 2018
Mike and Brandon discuss the new year.
December 28, 2017
Mo B Dick discusses moving back to Wichita, and his experiences with Master P.
December 21, 2017
December 14, 2017
Janelle shares her experiences jumping into a new business - and her success at bringing a community together.
December 7, 2017
Recap of episodes with Erik Smith, Shelly Prichard, Kenton Hansen, Adam Hardke, Sierra Scott, Kalene Smith, Brad Elliott.
November 30, 2017
Brad shares his stories of growing up and how his work ethic, and commitment to people, has driven the success of Equity Bank.
November 23, 2017
Brandon and Mike give thanks.
November 16, 2017
Kalene discusses her passion for personal improvement and her newest entrepreneurial venture.
November 9, 2017
Brandon and Mike discuss Bastiat Society and how the craft brew industry shows entrepreneurs at their finest.
November 2, 2017
Sierra discusses her media career and her unique approach to positive journalism.
October 26, 2017
Mike and Brandon discuss the Crown Uptown Theater and the Center for Performing Arts.
October 19, 2017
Adam Hardke discusses the music scene in Wichita over the last 15 years, and his role in bringing more music to the city.
October 5, 2017
Kenton talks about the tech industry in Wichita and what existing businesses need to do in order to succeed in the age of "the internet of things".
September 21, 2017
Shelly shares how entrepreneurship is a large part of non-profit organizations, and how growing up in agriculture helped shape her views on life and business.
August 31, 2017
Erik started his company in the depths of the Great Recession - and tells his story of how he built it into a successful Wichita institution.
August 24, 2017
Brandon and Mike discuss past guests.
August 17, 2017
Ray Clause is an entrepreneur with a love of music, pianos, and a vision for how to educate children with a love of music.
August 10, 2017
Richard Rierson has hosted over 300 podcasts with some of the greatest leaders in the country. Richard is also a leadership coach with years of experience to pass along.
August 3, 2017
Brian Williamson discusses his childhood growing up in Western Kansas, and his journey to become a leading entrepreneur in the sterile pharmaceutical industry.
July 7, 2017
Harvey discusses running Garvey Industries and the entrepreneurial spirit he found there.
June 24, 2017
Randy discusses his childhood growing up in Cuba, and stories about what it has taken for him to succeed.
June 24, 2017
Brandon and Mike discuss the word Entrepreneur and what it means.
June 24, 2017
Jean Ann discusses the Lebanese Community and their impact on Wichita.
June 24, 2017
Erik discusses what it was like to grow up in Wichita and what it took to become a success.
June 24, 2017
Dave discusses Bookaholic and what it took to be an entrepreneur in Wichita.
April 20, 2017
Entrepreneurs are driven, focused, and succeed under pressure. Brandon and Mike interview these individuals to find out what makes them tick and how they power through adversity to build their businesses.