The Power of the Pivot
The Power of the Pivot is a fun, innovative new podcast dedicated to telling stories of individuals who have boldly pivoted in their lives and careers. Alicia Webb, a lifelong storyteller, shares the stories of people who have bravely taken a leap, struck out in a bold new direction, and never looked back.
Lisa Marsh: From Corrections to Confections
We talk to Lisa Marsh. Lisa is the Founder and CEO of Ms. P’s Gluten Free, a gluten free baking company. She started the business after spending more than 25 years in criminal justice and federal law enforcement.
After dealing with personal health struggles, Lisa became gluten-free in 2009. She shares:
- Her thoughts on leaving her long career in law enforcement
- The impact that starting a business has had on her family and
- Why improving the health and wellness of family and friends is now her personal mission.
Her products are currently available in Whole Foods in the Chicagoland area as well as Amazon.
Justin Breen: I'm an Entrepreneur, Not a Business Owner
He is also the author of the number one international best-selling book, Epic Business. He is an extremely active member of:
- Strategic Coach 10x
- Abundance 360
- Entrepreneurs’ Organization
We discuss the difference between an entrepreneur and a business owner and his no excuses attitude and approach.
Michelle Calcagni - From Fortune 200 Leader to Solopreneur
If you ask Michelle Calcagni what she loves about her work, you’ll get a quick answer: solving problems. Whether she’s working with entrepreneurs, small to midsize businesses, or nonprofits, she combines wide-ranging experience and proven talents to drive growth, expand efficiency, and improve results.
In 2016 Michelle created PhoneBox Group, a multi-discipline consultancy that works with organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia.
In this episode, we discuss what ultimately led her to starting her own business and why she decided to take the leap after a successful career with several large, well-known corporations.
Benjamin Warsinske is a brand culture expert and certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator. His focus is on how purposeful play contributes to effective people strategies, particularly in the areas of employee engagement, wellbeing, high-performance leadership, and organizational culture change.
We discuss his journey from a career in urban planning to entrepreneurship, why he decided to make a change and what he thinks the future of work looks like.
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About The Podcaster
Alicia Webb is a life-long storyteller. She first fell in love with writing and storytelling when her fourth-grade teacher encouraged her to publish her work.
She previously worked as a journalist and is passionate about telling stories about people doing extraordinary things.
Her podcast, The Power of the Pivot, is dedicated to telling the stories of individuals who have boldly pivoted in their lives and careers.
Alicia loves news, politics, sports and all things related to pop culture. She holds a degree in journalism and political science from Indiana University.
“Alicia is the definition of joy to work with, especially in a collaborative situation. Her writing skills are excellent, her attention to detail and willingness to do research is inspiring.
She is one of a small group of professionals who have signed on to help our nonprofit reach our goals! I can honestly say that I rely on her PR knowledge and have learned more than a few things from her experience.”
“What makes Alicia remarkable is her ability to take on tasks that are significant to the company’s growth; Alicia is a do-er, is organized and demonstrates with effective throughput.
She leads and manages relationships that are critical in pioneering initiatives for the company. These valued skills sets would be a welcomed asset to any company.”
Marketing Agency President
“Alicia is a highly dedicated marketing communications professional. Alicia always keeps the company’s business goals at the forefront of her decision-making, and determining the best course of action for marketing communications.
She is the rare mix of big thinker, but also a tactical doer. She is thoughtful, detailed and results-orientated. She solicits the feedback of others and is diplomatic and thoughtful about using the best insight in the spirit of great outcomes. She is a skilled communicator and team player.”
Let’s Start a Conversation
Did you pivot in your life or career? Would you like to be considered as a guest on a future broadcast of The Power of the Pivot? Let’s have a cup of coffee.