Sally Tassani of The Strategy Forums

Have you ever noticed that successful people tend to surround themselves with other successful people?  Seemingly nobody gets to the top without lots of help and encouragement from others.  Sally Tassani recognized this pattern of success and had the insight to provide purposeful, formalized peer support through her membership organization The Strategy Forums. Read more...


Children's TherAplay Foundation, Inc.

Hippotherapy in action.

Hippotherapy in action.

Just north of Indianapolis in Carmel, IN is a very special not-for-profit with a special mission.  Children's TherAplay foundation, Inc. is an outpatient pediatric rehabilitation clinic providing physical therapy and occupational therapy for special-needs children ages 18 months to 13 years.

TherAplay is one of those organizations that exemplifies the saying "a picture is worth a thousand words."  One cannot fully explain in words the magic taking place at TherAplay, but one almost immediately understands after viewing one or two pictures of kids engaged in a therapy session. Read more...


Alison Martin-Books of Mentoring Women's Network

Landing on My FeetFinding a good mentor was a key lever to help Alison Martin-Books climb the corporate ladder much more quickly than most.  By 29 years old, Alison was already running a major not-for-profit.  Not shabby!

Alison eventually turned her understanding of the strategic value of mentoring into a thriving business.  Mentoring Women's Network is a community of empowered women developing one another professionally through mentoring relationships.

In this episode, we had a chance to talk in depth about the power of mentoring.   Read more...


Failure Only Makes You Stronger - Duane Weber of Trustpointe

It's very rare these days to hear a trusted adviser openly share details of a major "failure" in business.  Duane Weber of Trustpointe recently shared such a story through Indy's popular Sparks event.  The talk was riveting, but at only five minutes in length, it left us wanting to learn more. Read more...


Mark Thacker - Beyond the Mountaintop - Compelling New Sales Book

Beyond the MountaintopHoosier Mark Thacker is a lot of things: Christian, loving husband, father, sales executive, adventurer.    Most recently, you can add "published author" to the list.  The book is Beyond the Mountaintop, Observations on Selling, Living and Achieving, and Mark manages to wrap several of the aforementioned aspects of his life into one compelling read. Read more...


Get the Most Out of Your Rainmakers Membership

If you're involved in Business Development in Indianapolis, then chances are you've either BEEN a member of Rainmakers, ARE a member, or are CONSIDERING JOINING.  Rainmakers has a unique mix of events, training and one-on-one support that makes joining a "no-brainer" for almost any organization trying to grow their business through networking. Read more...


Indianapolis Teens Run Their Own Successful Business - Bitwise Fellows


Isabella Penola President, Bitwise Fellows

Isabella Penola
President, Bitwise Fellows

Isabella Penola and Stephen Broughton are not your average high school students.  While most teens are busy texting, playing video games, etc., Isabella and Stephen help run Bitwise Fellows - a successful Indianapolis Web Design company.   Read more...


All About Transferring to Indianapolis

Today we talk about moving to Indy to start your career fresh. It's a tall order to leave your home-base and move to a city without a safety net.  That's just what our guests (and our host Tony Valle) did.   Read more...


Denver Abernathy - President, Promethius Consulting


Denver Abernathy President, Promethius Consulting

Denver Abernathy
President, Promethius Consulting

Denver Abernathy must be one of the busiest executives in Indianapolis.  Even thought Denver acts as the President and Managing Partner of Promethius, he still is heavily involved in all details of the day-to-day operations of the company.  This episode is completely impromptu, as you can tell by the dress code. Read more...


Scenes From the Indy 500

Every month of May, Indianapolis comes to life.  We are truly blessed to live in the racing capital of the world.  Everyone should attend the Indy 500 at least once in their lifetime.