Episode 167 – Eric Thomas – using stories to move forward

By on Mar 12, 2018 in Behavior, Collaboration, Connect, Customer Expectations, Detroit, Diversity, Education, Lead by Action, Market Relevance, Networking, Passion, Podcast, Reinvention, Stakeholders | 0 comments

Eric Thomas is a story teller. He’s been one all his life. Now, he uses his unique skills to help is clients tell their stories. Listen this week as Mike gets Eric’s unique perspective on how to move your cause forward through emotional connections.   QUOTE IT   “Storytelling saved my life.” (3:43)   “Remember that we are people....

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Episode 157 – what’s next?

By on Jan 1, 2018 in Change, Collaboration, Connect, Connect Detroit, Creating Space, Detroit, Education, Making Space, Move, Networking, Podcast, Professional Development, Reinvention, Reinvention Laboratory | 0 comments

  Happy New Year! We are starting 2018 off with a peek into what’s next for PureReinvention. Are you reinvention ready? We have some great offerings (including this podcast) for those who are committed to the reinvention journey. QUOTE IT   “What’s next? … I’m looking for something that’s really going to stimulate me in a new way.” (4:35)  ...

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Episode 149 – the story comes to life in the connect phase

By on Nov 6, 2017 in Connect, Networking, Podcast, Professional Development, Starters, WE.INVENT | 0 comments

    PureReinvention team member Jodi Schafer joins us in November to discuss the podcast line up and our thoughts going forward for STARTERS and the WE.INVENT program. We’ll also give you a hint of our new professional development offering that we’ll offer in the Spring of 2018. We have learned so much in 2017 and will continue to build...

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Episode 147 – Noah Elliott Morrison – being comfortable with uncomfortable

By on Oct 23, 2017 in Collaboration, Connect, Detroit, Discovery Process, Growth, Leadership, Networking, Podcast, Reinvention | 0 comments

  This week we interview Noah Elliott Morrison, director of Ponyride. Ponyride is a nonprofit organization which runs out of a 30,000 square foot building in Detroit. It is committed to facilitating the growth of social missions within artists, entrepreneurs, makers, and serves as an incubator and a safe space to help its clientele grow into viable businesses....

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Episode 146 – Steve Widder – quantum growth extraordinaire

By on Oct 16, 2017 in Connect, Customer Expectations, Lead by Action, Leadership, Networking, Passion, Plan, Podcast | 0 comments

Steve Widder built the Susan G. Komen Mid-Michigan Race for the Cure in Lansing into a major event with over 6000 runners in his heyday. Steve shares his thoughts with us on how to understand an audience. He also shares with us his passion for biking and his recent travels to France to take on challenging legs of the Tour de France. QUOTE IT “Understand your...

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Episode 145 – Dr. Tonya Matthews – keeping it real to build a culture

By on Oct 9, 2017 in Board of Directors, Change, Collaboration, Connect, Cultural Momentum, Detroit, Diversity, Lead by Action, Leadership, Networking, Passion, Podcast, Reinvention, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

Building a culture is one of the primary responsibilities of all leaders. A major ingredient for successful cultures is authenticity and this week’s guest excels in this trait. Listen this week as we interview Dr. Tonya Matthews, president and CEO of Detroit Science Center and discuss what it takes to build a successful business culture and how nurturing...

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