Conversations to Connect You and Elevate All of Us

It’s leadership development – on demand. We believe everyone should have access to the insights of Omaha’s business and community leaders. Now, everyone does.


Season 2, Episode 5

Season two wraps with Mike McCarthy, founder and chairman of McCarthy Capital. Mike explains his journey from early plans to be a Catholic priest to eventually founding and running his own private-equity firm. He humbly credits his business success to muscle memory and pattern recognition and feels most successful when helping young people find confidence.

Season 2, Episode 4

Dave Nelson is a professional skateboarder turned CEO. He founded and now runs the branding company, SecretPenguin. He shares how the lessons learned from skateboarding apply to life, business and community building.  

Season 2, Episode 3

In episode three, Othello Meadows, the President and CEO of Seventy Five North, shares what he learned from his father about adapting to adversity. He explains the dedication required to develop and maintain a Purpose Built community that creates a pipeline for college education, provides high-quality mixed-income housing and promotes overall community health and wellness.

Season 2, Episode 2

In this episode, Cristina Castro-Matukewicz, VP of Community Affairs at Wells Fargo, tells us about her journey from Colombia to the U.S. Lessons learned from her courageous mother inspired her to pursue her own dreams.

Season 2, Episode 1

Season two kicks off with Nicole Bianchi and Jeff Shannon with Bravium Human Development. Nicole and Jeff use their expertise to facilitate workshops to help teams clarify strategy and build creativity. They are an energetic duo with insight about why it’s vital to invest in yourself.

Season 1, Episode 5

David Brown is the President and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber. In this episode, he describes how his dad helped him develop his moral compass. He shares a story when he called upon that compass to help him navigate a potentially career-jeopardizing situation. 

Season 1, Episode 4

In this episode, the Dean of the Heider College of Business at Creighton University, Dr. Tony Hendrickson, describes how his shift from business professional to academic professor proved to be a risk worth taking.

Season 1, Episode 3

Autumn Pruitt is the founder and owner of Hardy Coffee. She shares how her love of baking, her business education and her family are fundamental to the success of creating space for the community to interact.

Season 1, Episode 2

In this episode, Nancy Williams describes the research, hard work and intention that went into creating the nonprofit organization, No More Empty Pots. She also explains how she came to live in Omaha and why helping people live their best lives is her life’s purpose.

Season 1, Episode 1

In this inaugural episode, Kate and Sandy Dodge describe how the values instilled by their parents and the principles they learn from another impact who they are today. Sandy is the fourth generation Dodge to lead NP Dodge and Kate is Chairman of NEI Global Relocation.


A brand-new podcast showcasing the wisdom and time-tested advice of leaders who are charting the course – and doing BIG things – in our region…

We’ve captured a bit of Omaha history, leadership and our No Coasting attitude – and we packaged it into a podcast you can listen to whenever and wherever you choose. 

The podcast is designed to inspire the leader within you. You can expect to hear  expert insights on:

  • Mentorship,
  • Definitions of success,
  • Leading with your head AND your heart,
  • And much …much more.


Produced by the Greater Omaha Chamber in partnership with the Heider College of Business at Creighton University.

Questions? Want to be a guest? Reach out to Liz Kerrigan, 402-978-7913.

Todd Darnold

Todd Darnold


Liz Kerrigan

Liz Kerrigan

Leadership Strategist


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