Arizona is rich in success. Our business community is filled with hard-working, progressive leaders striving for a better tomorrow. If you are looking to get to know the faces behind the biggest organizations in AZ, this is the show for you. In every episode, key decision makers in our community share their success stories, failures and visions, so you get insight into their thought process and get inspired.
Bridget Pettis, WNBA Player/ Coach, Co-Founder, Project Roots AZ
Pettis describes her team as a “village of empowerment and sisterhood” that became integral in her growth. It challenged her, enabled her to push forward in life and taught her the importance of creating space for yourself, and for others.
Dan Stellar, AZ State Director, The Nature Conservancy
As an active outdoorsman and marathon runner, Stellar started to notice stark similarities in principle between successfully moving forward in his nonprofit career and evolving as an endurance athlete. Watch our interview with him in the new episode of Arizona Achievers!
Shante Saulsberry moved to Arizona last year and decided to continue her long-standing tradition of breakfast at Chick-fil-A. Unknowingly, this habit would introduce her to a homeless woman named Janice, who would uncover Saulsberry’s secret gift, and change the course of her life.
What if everything you wore gave back to your community?
Drew Shaw thinks our society would look “transformatively different.”
Making generosity easy to create more equitable and thriving communities is the concept behind his “socially conscious lifestyle brand,” Voyce Threads.
In this episode of Arizona Achievers, Amy Robinson tells how she started out as a "secret" employee in the corporate world for the Arizona Cardinal. Then, went on to (eventually) start and own a creative agency.
Kathy Hoffman, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Kathy Hoffman is the first educator to hold the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction in 20 years and is the youngest woman in elected office in the country. But, getting there wasn’t easy. She's bringing changes to Arizona public schools.
Dr. Velma Treyham, CEO, Thinkzilla Consulting Group
How do you define achievement?
CEO and motivational speaker Dr. Velma Trayham believes that your greatest achievements are defined by the degree of impact you make on others for the greater good.
Trayham is a newcomer to the Phoenix-area. But, within the first 10 months of her residency sh...
Devin Del Palacio, President of the Tolleson Union High School District
Devin Del Palacio is a native Phonecian, community advocate, public servant, community leader, NBA Jam champion and most importantly… a Dad. He’s on a mission to make all kids reach their full potential by providing access to education and resources to achieve whatever they’re willing to work for.
Danny Hoefelmann, CEO & Founder, The Good in Media
At 25 years old he had checked all the boxes for what a successful life should look like (wife, kids, corporate job, etc.).
But, he was miserable.
Like so many men, he was taught at a young age that being a “man” was not synonymous with emotional vulnerability. At his breaking point, his e...
“Creative control is very important to me, even if it’s down to what color hair I want. . . I have tunnel vision in that sense -- where I know what I want this to look like. So, I don’t want any room for people to say that’s not what’s allowed to happen.”
Devin Ray Butler, Founder & CEO, Arizona Entrepreneurs
"Having friends and people around you who are helping you and giving you ideas, helping support you along that journey. . . It's very difficult. There are going to be trials and tribulations, and if you don't have that support network it can be very hard to stay committed to your vision and what ...
"It took me a long time to realize that I can't completely give myself as an entrepreneur and as a service-based provider if I'm not starting with myself. . . It is really hard to sort of put yourself first and be reminded that self-care is the ultimate form of confidence-building, self-respect a...
"We need to start training these fashion students earlier before they get into the industry. They need to be looking at fashion through a very diverse lens. They need to understand that there is racism in fashion... there's sexism ...disablism... ageism... When they start to kind of broaden their...
"When you're riding a wave, great, but know that wave is going to fall, and you better be prepared to swim. When times are really great, you should be preparing and getting ready for what the next thing is."
Guest: Jenny Poon, Co+Hoots
Host: Ashley LaRae, StylePHX, The Herberger Institute Scho...