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Esports and other sports businesses will generate new jobs and big revenues, says strategic communications expert Jackie Reau


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  If you’re looking for billion-dollar businesses that are likely to grow in coming years, consider the world of sports. That’s the advice of today’s guest, Jackie Reau, CEO of Game Day Communications. For example, Esports — video gaming at a competitive level – has a global audience of more than 440 million people. It… Read More

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Tech veteran creates platform to help people live longer, happier lives


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Serial entrepreneur Mark Silverman spent 30 successful years building, running and advising a series of consumer and tech companies. Then he shifted gears. He was moved to action as he watched the challenges faced by several aging family members. As he contemplated the needs of empty nesters, retirees and others wanting more meaningful lives, he… Read More

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WOUB Prepares Executive Career Coach Beverly Jones to be a Successful Leader


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Jones credits her journalism degree and time at WOUB for career success  ATHENS, OH – Author, WOUB Podcast Host and Executive Career Coach Beverly Jones didn’t follow a career path in journalism after graduating with a journalism degree from Ohio University in 1969. It wasn’t because she didn’t enjoy or want to pursue the profession,… Read More

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3 Zapponians describe life at Zappos, a company shaped by service and weirdness


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In this episode, a trio of Zappos marketing pros — Derrin Hawkins, Kelly Smith and Tia Zuniga – describe how and why they crowd-sourced a book about this intriguing company. They talk about how Zappos maintains a radical focus on both serving customers and keeping employees happy. And they describe why they prefer working face-to-face,… Read More

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Seek meaningful work as you consider your whole life, suggests Shawn Askinosie


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For years, Shawn Askinosie loved being a successful criminal defense lawyer in Springfield, Missouri. But then he felt like the work was killing him. In this episode, Shawn describes why he changed everything, and how today he leads Askinosie Chocolate, a company that makes small-batch artisanal chocolate — with social responsibility cooked into every bar…. Read More

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A good plan will help you thrive in your new job, says career coach Robert Moment


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Today’s episode will be particularly helpful for young professionals eager to get their new jobs off to a great start. Washington career coach and personal branding strategist Robert Moment has specialized in preparing people to outshine the competition during job interviews. But some of the same techniques will support your success after you do get… Read More

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Powerful writing can empower your success, says award-winning author Carla Bass


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For 30 years, retired Air Force Colonel Carla Bass worked with officers, ambassadors, and congressional delegations, drafting executive letters, talking points, personnel appraisals and nominations. Along the way she perfected her writing methodologies, composed a handbook, and taught thousands of Air Force personnel how to write powerfully. In this episode, Carla shares tips from the… Read More

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Manage your attention, not just your time, says productivity expert Maura Thomas


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For busy professionals, the workload can feel overwhelming, pushing us into a defensive mode. And it’s tough to sort out what matters when we’re constantly being distracted by messages that feel urgent, but maybe aren’t all that important. In this episode, leading productivity expert Maura Thomas offers tips for sorting out your priorities, from her… Read More

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Episode 068 : Business ownership can end poverty, says entrepreneurship expert Steve Mariotti


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Social entrepreneur and celebrated teacher Steve Mariotti has written numerous guides for starting your own business. And he is well known for launching the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, which has provided 60 hours of business training for more than a million disadvantaged young people around the world. In today’s episode, Steve gets personal as he… Read More

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Extreme approaches to health aren’t smart, says Canyon Ranch’s medical director


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In his new book, “What Happened to Moderation?” Dr. Stephen Brewer says that Americans are drawn to extreme health care choices, just as they gravitate toward political extremes and non-stop work patterns. In today’s episode, Dr. Brewer, medical director at the Canyon Ranch Wellness Resorts, advises us to back away from trendy, over-the-top diet and… Read More