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What is Conquering Columbus?

Conquering Columbus is a brand and podcast connecting you to the people that are having an impact on the growth of our great city. Across all industries, we interview guests who have made a difference and helped put Columbus on the map. We are growing a lot as we learn from them, and now you can too by subscribing on your favorite podcast app, signing up for our email list, and sharing with all of your friends!


Recent Podcasts:

Episode 80 | Focus 3 - Summary: If you’ve ever been interested in performing at a higher level and getting more out of yourself, this is the episode for you. Tim and Brian Kight are the founders of Focus 3, an organization committed to providing resources that help people perform better, leaders perform better, and businesses perform better. Focus 3 continuously
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Episode 79 | President & CEO Central Ohio at Fifth Third Bank - Summary: Jordan Miller is the President & CEO Central Ohio at Fifth Third Bank, a U.S. regional banking corporation, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jordan is also a native of Columbus, Ohio, growing up in Milo Grogan. In this episode, he takes us through his childhood, family background, path to the University of Maryland, time serving
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Episode 78 | Blane Walter, Partner at Talisman and CEO/Founder of InChord Communications - Summary: On this episode of Conquering Columbus we sat down with Blane Walter, who is currently a partner at Talisman Capital Partners. Before joining Talisman, Blane was the founder and CEO of InChord Communications, which he grew to be the largest independently owned Healtcare Communications company in the world. We talk about his journey to
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Episode 77 | Duck Donuts - Summary: Darren and Brad are Managing Members of the, now two, Columbus, Ohio Duck Donuts franchises. Duck Donuts was founded in 2006 by Russ DiGilio in Duck, North Carolina. His intention? To solve a family vacation problem: “Our family wanted a place to buy warm, delicious, made-to-order donuts!, and when we couldn’t find one, we
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Episode 76 | A 17-year path from intern to CEO - Summary: Nick Gesue is the CEO at Columbus, Ohio based Lancaster Pollard, a specialized financial services firm focused on commercial real estate finance for health care, senior living, and affordable multifamily housing properties. Moreover, Nick became the CEO over a 17-year span, climbing the ranks from an entry level intern role! In this episode, Nick
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Recent Blog Posts:

The meaning of “Live Uncomfortably” - tldr; Live Uncomfortably – Get uncomfortable, push yourself there every day. By doing so you’ll see growth in unimaginable ways. See action plan. Conquering Columbus has adopted the phrase “Live Uncomfortably” after our initial launch, but we haven’t taken the time to explain it’s meaning. Let’s shed some light on these two beautiful words, and
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Why we created Conquering Columbus - Why we Love Columbus Mike here to tell you all why Josh and I love the city of Columbus, and how this podcast got its start. Columbus is an amazing city, and while there are many things that make it extraordinary, one reason stands out to us – The people that call this city home.
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What we learned from James Lawrence - Mike and I got the opportunity to interview James Lawrence, the “Iron-Cowboy”, last night. If you don’t know who James is, click here and give him a read – He’s an amazing individual. I’d give more background on him here but I’m in a hurry writing this and I want to be sure to get out
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