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Working in an advertising agency, you meet some fascinating people. You also have the power to tell their stories. Agency for Change brings you interviews with people who are using their power to change the world around them in positive ways. Each episode focuses on one of these changemakers: the issue they’re addressing, the programs, products or services they’re providing to drive change, how they’re getting the word out about that change and the impact they’re having on people’s lives. Pr ...
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The Artful Experience

Gabe Ratliff & Jude Schweppe

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Creative entrepreneurs and coaches Gabe Ratliff and Jude Schweppe help extraordinary business owners overcome their fears, clarify their big grand vision, and create the business of their dreams on their new podcast The Ärtful Experience, where they give as much support and value as they can cram into 60 minutes. What’s on your mind at the moment? What’s niggling at you? What challenges are you experiencing in your business that you could really use some outside perspective on? Maybe your bu ...
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Imagine a world where every adult with developmental disabilities can revel in the security and joy of affordable housing. Denise Gehringer of Sheltering Tree joins us to share that this world isn't just a dream. It's a reality they're creating, one apartment at a time. With a personal stake in the matter as a parent to a son with Down syndrome, De…
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Join us for a captivating journey into the heart of nature with Tyler Irvine, the visionary Executive Director of Fontenelle Forest. Tyler unveils the sanctuary's strategies for nurturing the land and the soul, detailing the environmental stewardship that guides over 2,100 acres. We get insights into the transformative conservation methods and disc…
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Today, our guest is Dr. Walter Gilliam, the visionary leader behind the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. He's sharing his expertise on the transformative effects of nurturing our youngest minds. Walter's journey from a K-12 music instructor to an advocate for early education policies reveals a deep understanding of the necessity to address childr…
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We're thrilled to have Rosie Siemer with us today, the Founder and CEO of FIVESEED, a leading research and strategy partner for arts, culture, and conservation organizations worldwide. With nearly a decade of experience, Rosie has spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives, and we’re chatting with her about FIVESEED's innovative strategies, her book on…
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Have you ever dreamed of sculpting a career that perfectly aligns with your passions? Monique Farmer, the president of Avant Solutions, did just that. Join us as Monique details her enthralling transition from teaching to becoming an entrepreneur, and how she's masterfully combined her love for communication and her desire to create a resonant corp…
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Unlock the secrets to a thriving, diverse workplace with Dr. Helen Fagan, the Founder and Chief Troublemaker at Helen Fagan Associates, as she returns to our podcast with a treasure trove of insights on inclusive leadership. Prepare to challenge your perceptions and inspire change as we discuss how embracing diversity is not just a moral imperative…
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Today we’re talking to Rebecca Deterding, President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Omaha. We're chatting all about the Y’s inspiring work to strengthen our communities through programs and services – and how they partner with other organizations in the area to make Greater Omaha an even better place. Welcome to the Agency for Change podcast.…
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Today’s guest, Alexis Schwartz, is Executive Director and Head of Purpose Partnerships of The Guardian US. We’re going beyond the headlines and exploring some incredible initiatives driving positive change. Alexis shares insights into purpose partnerships with both corporations and nonprofits, emphasizing sustainability, diversity, and social impac…
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Today's guest is Jenna Thomsen, Director of Strategy and Development at the Health Center Association of Nebraska. In a world where healthcare is essential, HCAN stands as a beacon of hope, working tirelessly to advance the health center movement, ensuring that quality health care reaches everyone, everywhere. And today we're exploring the remarkab…
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Today's guest, Cullen Schwartz, is the founder and CEO of DoneGood. This is a shopping site where every purchase you make does good for people and the planet. Cullen's journey is truly a testament to the belief that our everyday purchases have the potential to change the world for the better. Just in time for the holidays, Cullen has issued a speci…
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Today, we dive deep into the balance between business and play, with Lyn Wineman, the founder of an advertising agency called KidGlov. Lyn shares the candid challenges faced in maintaining creativity while ensuring profitability, a concern many in the advertising world share. We dive deep into the concept of creative nirvana, envisioning a culture …
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Here at KidGlov, collaboration is a key aspect to the work we do. We know that the biggest actions require great partnership. It’s this collaborative spirit that has inspired business owners across the country to join together to move their businesses and their communities forward. Of course, I’m talking about the nearly 3,000 chamber of commerce g…
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Today, we dive deep into the journey of an artist, the intimate dance between pain and creativity, and how these seemingly opposing forces can shape one's perspective. Our guest, Lucinda Gaines, bravely sheds light on her personal struggle with a recent life upheaval and how she channels it into her art. We explore the complex realm of value, both …
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Today, we follow Kelli Oberndorf's transformative journey from being laid off to launching her own purpose-driven business. With a passion for human-centered practices, Kelli seeks alignment, stability, and contribution to organizations. Partnering with a collaborator, she faces fears and doubts while forging her heart's path. Through introspection…
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Today, we’re speaking with Todd Bradley, a former music artist turned recovery coach. Todd shares his passion for helping those struggling with addiction find their way back to life. His story takes us from the bright lights of the music industry to the shadows of addiction, and finally, to a place of redemption and purpose. Join us as we explore T…
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Today, we explore Krista Shiner's quest to unite two art forms into a harmonious expression. Discover how she envisions turning spaces into sacred havens through art and intention. Join us as we delve into her journey of blending creativity and sustainable business strategies, aligning with eco-conscious values. Together, we witness the birth of a …
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Today we are chatting with Illustrator, Jennifer Moore, who wants to find a way to balance her artistry with entrepreneurship. We talk to her about building a structure for her business that will help her to keep motivated, and she explains that the ideal scenario for her would be to achieve a 70 30 split between her repeat retail business and the …
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Today we're speaking with Abby Havermann, an expert in helping high-achieving women break free from burnout and unworthiness. We uncover Abby's mission to empower women in their early fifties whose external rockstar personas hide their internal struggles. We discuss the flawed concept of boundaries, rebranding, and finding the right words to connec…
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Today’s guest are Ashley Quigley and Courtney McGovern. These dynamic individuals are not only directors and co-founders of Hope’s In but are also twin sisters who embarked on a remarkable journey of compassion and service from a young age. They've taken the concept of "hope" to new heights, establishing a mission that goes beyond traditional aid. …
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Today we are joined by Steve Saul, a seasoned writer with a background in broadcast social media. Now, Steve has worked on major shows like The X Factor and Britain's Got Talent. However, personal setbacks and the changing landscape of social media have left him feeling a little bit adrift. He's in search of a new direction and new ways to make mon…
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Today’s guest is Abby Havermann – coach, speaker, and author, authenticity enthusiast, and seeker of truth. Abby works with both individuals and organizations, but her specialty is moving high achievers from Hot Mess Express to Harmonious, Aligned Action. Along the way, she teaches clients how to stop proving their worth and start owning it. Welcom…
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Today we're speaking with Jo Jerodene, the Grail Priestess, a spiritual teacher who's been running a membership for women focused on empowerment and spiritual journeys since the lockdown began. However, she's now feeling called to get back to in-person interactions. We explore the idea of dismantling her current membership model and starting fresh …
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Today we are talking to Alex Cullimore and Cristina Amigoni from Siamo. Now, Alex and Cristina are at a point in their business that I'm sure a lot of entrepreneurs are going to recognize where they are doing all of the things and wearing all of the hats, and they are stretched to the max. So they know they need support in order to grow, but they a…
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Today’s podcast guest is Anne Constantino, President & CEO of Constantino Consulting Agency. Anne has a passion for supporting nonprofits so she started her own consulting group specifically catered to their needs like fundraising, development, culture building, leadership development and much more. Welcome to the Agency for Change podcast.…
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Today's guest is Kyle Kinney, program manager at Nebraska Family Helpline. They're an organization dedicated to supporting families with any problem at any time. Whether you're supporting your kids through struggles at school, helping them manage big feelings or addressing even larger concerns, like mental health or drug addiction, Nebraska Family …
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The history of Boys & Girls Clubs is inspiring to say the least, with 5,000 clubs serving young people through membership and community outreach. Today we're talking with Richard Webb, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands. Welcome to the Agency for Change podcast.By KidGlov
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Today's guest, Sterling Hawkins, has a very different approach to not only facing discomfort but how to use it to turn around your life and reach your goals. He is an entrepreneur. He is a motivational leader. He is internationally recognized for speaking, and he is the expert on discomfort. On today's podcast, he's going to share more about being …
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Today's guest, Anne Brandt, is executive director at Lincoln Littles, an organization who knows the importance of early education and is advocating for change. The team at Lincoln Littles believes all children should have access to affordable, high quality, early care, and are taking great strides to making it happen. Welcome to the Agency for Chan…
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At KidGlov, storytelling is a significant component to our work. Stories not only help us better understand causes and organizations, they have the potential to connect minds, to inspire movements, and catalyze real change in the world. And there's no doubt about it, storytelling is an art form. And there are very few people who know this better th…
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Today's guest is Aileen Brady, COO of Community Alliance, a nonprofit that provides support and resources for individuals living with mental illness in the Omaha, Nebraska area. Join us as we learn more about their mission, programs, and the great impact they’re making in our community – and the world. Welcome to the Agency for Change podcast!…
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Today’s guests are Maggie Hart and Brittany Zampella, co-founders of Farsighted Creative, a Colorado-based production studio committed to telling meaningful stories that create empathy for today and a hopeful vision for tomorrow. Welcome to the Agency for Change Podcast!By Lyn Wineman & Kelley Peterson
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Today’s guest, David Lubofsky, wrote a book called, “The Search for Work Happiness.” This book offers non-traditional approaches to reducing overwork and burnout, rethinking the pitch process, eliminating anxiety from timesheets, embracing employee side gigs, treating vendors like humans, going all-in on transparency and trust, and other methods le…
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Today’s guest is Jaymes Sime, president and CEO of Child Saving Institute (CSI). If you’re a regular listener of our podcasts you’ll know that this isn’t the first time we have talked with CSI, but we wanted to give Jaymes, who’s been at the helm since October of 2021, the opportunity to talk about some exciting news and share his personal thoughts…
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Today’s guest is Hugues Sygney Jr., Director of Racial Equity, B Lab U.S. & Canada, which is a leader in economic systems change. They create standards, policies and tools for business, as well as certify companies – known as B Corps – who are leading the way in racial equity. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!…
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Today we’re speaking with Donna Dostal. Donna is the president and CEO at the Community Foundation for Western Iowa, which is dedicated to creating a lasting legacy by engaging citizens and communities for durable change, and fostering a culture of philanthropy. Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!By Donna Dostal
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