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Top 5 Podcasts Of 2023

By Tim Leman on Dec 14, 2023 6:30:00 AM

What a year for The Edge Podcast! We recorded 21 episodes – featuring leaders from across the country and a vast array of industries and experiences. We even had a very special Mother’s Day edition featuring the one and only Ruth Leman.  

I learned so much from these guests and their journeys. They each have a unique edge in life and lessons to share. I hope you enjoyed listening to their stories!  

Let's celebrate our most popular podcast episodes of 2023.

Topics: Executive
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Ice Cream For Breakfast

By Courtney Montfort on Dec 7, 2023 6:30:00 AM

A tradition is born

To cap off the holiday chaos, our family celebrates a sweet tradition on Christmas morning that's far from ordinary – we eat ice cream for breakfast!  

This tradition started as a fluke in 2020. In an effort to make Christmas as special as possible after a year of chaos, I had planned on decadent cinnamon rolls that morning. I envisioned a Hallmark-worthy moment; the house smelling of cinnamon, kids tearing into presents followed by family time around the table with the kids devouring their treat. Turns out…my kids don’t like cinnamon rolls…at all. Desperate to save the moment, I said they could have whatever they wanted for breakfast. My then 7-year-old says “Even ice cream????” Why not! A year later, when we were preparing for Christmas, both kids reminded me about the AMAZING thing we did last year...ice cream for breakfast. A tradition was born.

Topics: Executive
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Throwback Thursday: For Whom The Bell Tolls

By Tim Leman on Nov 30, 2023 6:30:00 AM

Throwback Thursday: This 2015 blog shares important reminders for the holiday season. Take some time to listen - what bells are you hearing? 

You would be hard pressed to miss the sound of ringing bells this time of year. Church bells, sleigh bells, and of course Salvation Army bells all proclaim the joy and happiness of the Season. It makes me wonder – do we all hear the same bell?

Topics: Executive
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The Edge Podcast: Being A Connecting Superhero

By Gibson on Nov 16, 2023 6:30:00 AM

The purpose of my life is to be a connectingsuperherofor every Visionary who shares their stories with the world." - Justin Breen

Justin Breen, a self-described “dad who happens to be an entrepreneur,” joins host Tim Leman on The Edge Podcast. Justin is hyper-focused on connecting Visionaries – he has made it his life’s work. He and Tim also discuss the importance of family and how Justin strives to “win at the right game,” to always keep trying to be a better dad.     

Topics: Executive
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The Edge Podcast: Shaping The Future Of The Insurance Industry

By Gibson on Nov 9, 2023 6:30:00 AM

The equity and inclusion pieces are just as important to enable and empower diversity within the insurance industry." - Grace Grant

Grace Grant is Executive Director of Gamma Iota Sigma, a collegiate organization for students interested in insurance & risk management. Grace joins host Tim Leman on The Edge to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the industry and explore what students are looking for from internships & careers, as well as what makes for transformational teams and where she has found her edge.   

Topics: Executive
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Grateful For Togetherness

By Nikki Bicknell on Nov 2, 2023 6:30:00 AM

In the middle of my dining room table sits The Thankful Pumpkin. It sits there every fall. Next to it sits a Sharpie for our family to write things we are grateful for on it.  

The Thankful Pumpkin is one of my prized possessions. Why? It’s a reminder of what we’ve had to be thankful for, are thankful for, to be thankful for small and great things, the tangible and intangible, the seen and unseen.  

Topics: Executive
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The Edge Podcast: Advocating For Equity & Opportunity In Education

By Gibson on Oct 26, 2023 6:30:00 AM

It is critical as leaders that we have this human-centered design approach, that is always rooted in the community." - Stephanie Parra

Stephanie Parra is a trailblazer in Arizona. She joins host Tim Leman on The Edge to discuss the work her organization, ALL In Education, is doing to advocate for equity, opportunity, and justice for all students. Stephanie & Tim talk about the importance of a human-centered design approach, shifting the narrative & perspective, and what makes her team unique & impactful.   

Topics: Executive
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The Edge Podcast: Work Ethic & Authenticity

By Gibson on Oct 19, 2023 6:30:00 AM

“With the right preparation and hard work, you can pretty much accomplish anything you put your mind to." - Cina Welch

Cina Welch, President & CEO of FCCI Insurance Group, joins host Tim Leman to share lessons and perspectives from her leadership journey. Together they discuss the important role mentorship plays, how work ethic has given Cina an edge, her commitment to authenticity, as well as her love of travel & adventure.   

Topics: Executive
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The Edge Podcast: Letting Go Of The Vine

By Gibson on Oct 12, 2023 6:30:00 AM

When you have to let go of the vine and trust somebody else to make good decisions and carry out the vision...that was the scariest thing I’ve ever done." - Juliana Lindsay

Juliana Lindsay, a Professional EOS Implementer from Utah, joins host Tim Leman to discuss the lessons she’s learned as a mom and entrepreneur. They explore the impact EOS has had on her life – personally, family, and professionally, especially the importance of letting go of the vine. Juliana & Tim also talk about the importance of peer groups, getting the right people in the right seats, casting a clear vision, and more.  

Topics: Executive
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Community: We Are Better Together

By Haley Lane on Oct 5, 2023 6:30:00 AM

Human beings were designed to be communal. We were designed to work with others, interact with one another, live in close quarters together, and depend on each other for survival.  

In fact, studies show that having less regular social interaction in your life is associated with impaired immune function, heart disease, and even cancer.  

Now maybe that feels like a stretch, but I really believe there is something to this. Something special happens when people are brought together with other people, specifically those moving in the same direction.  

Whether it be your family members, your neighbors, your church community, your youth sports league team, your non-profit committee, or your workplace, there is beauty to be found in the results of human beings coming together for a shared purpose. 

Topics: Executive