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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 123 | Chief Innovation Officer at the OSU College of Nursing - Summary: Tim is a Nurse, Entrepreneur, and the Chief Innovation Officer at the OSU College of Nursing. During his time in the healthcare industry, he’s researched a variety of fields including neurosurgical research on Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome and improving patient throughput in ​the pediatric hematology/oncology ambulatory settings. He’s also an entrepreneur and an innovator,
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Episode 122 | Donatos Pizza - Summary: A founding family member of Donatos Pizza, Jane Grote Abell currently holds the title of Chairwoman of the Board. Throughout her many leadership positions, she helped steer the company’s business strategy. In 2003, Jane was a major catalyst behind the decision to purchase Donatos back from McDonald’s. Following the buy back, in December of
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Episode 121 | Bridgeway Academy - Summary: Bridgeway Academy is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire the potential and celebrate the ability of every child. Founded by speech-language pathologist Abby David and music therapist Erin Nealy in 2005 as Helping Hands Center for Special Needs, the organization’s goal is to help each child reach his or her highest potential.
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Episode 120 | City Barbeque, Part 2 - Summary: Rick Malir is President and Co-Founder at City Barbeque. We welcome him back for the second time, this round to focus on community impact and City Barbeque’s goal to shape every community that they’re involved with. Also, Rick buys a goat. Milemarkers: (00:00:00) Opening remarks (00:00:36) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX) (00:01:05) The SunDown Group
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Episode 119 | Gryphon Financial - Summary: The Gryphon is a legendary mythical creature that is half lion and half eagle, entrusted with the duty to guard and protect treasure and priceless possessions. That is the mission of the Gryphon Financial team as well — to safeguard their clients’ family, business and wealth. They’re committed to consulting and guiding their clients
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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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