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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 171 | Abundat - Summary: Evan Ryan is CEO and Founder of Abundat. Abundat collaborates with businesses of all sizes to launch their moonshot, build new product lines, and/or automate processes. Their goal is to use AI to help their clients help as many people as possible. Milestones: (00:00:00) Opening remarks (00:00:41) Small Biz Cares (00:01:16) The SunDown Group
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Episode 170 | V.I.P. Waste Services - Summary: Jesse Lear is a serial entrepreneur — He was the co-founder of V.I.P. Waste Services, which was acquired in 2018 by Valet Living and is one of his most recent companies. V.I.P. Waste Services provides valet trash and recycling programs for the multi-family housing industry, as well as comprehensive waste management solutions. Milestones: (00:00:00)
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Episode 169 | Root Insurance Company - Summary: Kelly Ruoff is the Chief Brand Officer at Root Insurance Company, a car insurance company that helps good drivers get better rates on car insurance, based on how you drive. Before joining the team at Root, Kelly was a Partner and Chief Creative Officer at Ologie, and she also spent some time as a
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Episode 168 | The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants - Summary: Gordon Gough is the President and CEO of The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants. In this role, he is the point person for the Ohio retail and wholesale issues in the Statehouse and Congress, and he manages the council’s budget, staff, and vendors. He’s spent over 15 years at the Ohio Council of Retail
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Episode 167 | The Green Block Group - Summary: Chris is a partner and co-founder of the Green Block Group, a strategic communications and innovation consultancy firm working with businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations to build better products and get buzz doing it. Before co-founding the Green Block Group, Chris spent some time in politics and got his degree from Miami University here in
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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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