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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 72 | Michael Mapes, CEO of Exal Corporation - Summary: Michael Mapes is the current Chief Executive Officer at Exal Corporation, the global leader in premium aluminum packaging. Before Exal, Michael climbed the ranks of Greif, the global leader in industrial packaging, along with spending sometime as a consultant at McKinsey and Company. Academically, he’s spent time at some of the top schools in
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Episode 71 | Roger Blackwell - Summary: Roger Blackwell has been a keynote speaker in over 3,000 business meetings across six continents – He’s a world-renowned marketing expert, and he’s worked with the likes of some of the most highly respected business leaders in the world, including Les Wexner and Jack Welch. Not to mention, he’s an all-around wealth of knowledge
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Episode 70 | Dress for Success Columbus - Summary: Dress for Success Columbus empowers women to regain their dignity, realize their potential, and achieve + retain economic self-sufficiency through innovative and engaging programs. Vicki Bowen Hewes is the CEO of the Columbus branch, and in this episode she takes up through her path to where she is today, how she founded Dress for
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Episode 69 | Kwame Christian: Negotiation Expert, Consultant, Mediator, Lawyer, Public Speaker - Summary: Kwame Christian is the host of one of the top negotiation podcasts in the country, Negotiate Anything. He’s also the founder and owner of his own law firm, The Law Office of Kwame Christian, a mediator, a public speaker, and all-around just one of the best people you’ll ever meet. In this episode we
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Episode 68 | Pursuit: Suiting the Next Generation - Summary: Nate DeMars is the Founder and CEO of the Columbus, Ohio based company, Pursuit, a company targeted at “suiting the next generation”. In this episode, Nate takes us through his childhood, climbing the corporate ladder, going back for his MBA at The Ohio State University, graduating from his MBA and turning down the corporate
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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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