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.
Rachel Bond, MD, Cardiologist
In this episode of Arizona Achievers, guest host, Erin Moran, Senior Director of Go Red for Women, has an important conversation with Rachel Bond, MD, Cardiologist about the staggering statistics related to maternal death rates in the United States and potential solutions.
Dr. Bond was nominate...
Aaron Bare, Bestselling Author & Facilitator
Aaron Bare, a bestselling author & facilitator, joins Arizona Achievers to talk about his book ‘Exponential Theory.’ Bare chats with guest host, Robin Reed, CEO of Black Chamber of Arizona, about the book's central theme: why a conscious leader is the right type of leader for the future of innova...
Chanel Bragg, Arizona Theatre Company, Associate Artistic Director
Chanel Bragg, Associate Artistic Director of Arizona Theatre Company, joins Arizona Achievers to share how diverse and inclusive theater programs can help make every community a better place to live.
Denise Resnik, Founder & President, First Place AZ
Luis Gonzalez, Arizona Diamondbacks
After delivering a World Series-clinching hit more than 20 years ago, Arizona Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez has taken his talents into the front office and helped lead an organization on the field and in the community.
Tyler Palko, Chief Revenue Officer, Solutions 21
Solutions 21 Chief Revenue Officer and Vice President of Business Development Tyler Palko joins Arizona Achievers to talk about how the lessons he learned as a leader on the gridiron translate to coaching leaders in the boardroom.
Tim O'Neal, CEO, Goodwill of Central & Northern AZ & Thrive
Thrive is a new sister organization to Goodwill thrift stores. Its focus is on offering holistic social services that address all of the needs of people who are working to overcome poverty.
Shane Doan, Former Arizona Coyotes Captain
If people trust you they’ll follow you, if they don’t they won’t. . .
Shane Doan is the former Captain for the Arizona Coyotes for two decades, is the franchise's all-time leading goal scorer and was the longest-serving captain in the NHL until his retirement.
He joins us for a conversation abo...
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.
Kiana Maria Sears, President, East Valley NAACP
Before you go to sleep tonight, Kiana Sears wants you to ask yourself if you’ve been, honest, forthright and courageous today.
Eric Sperling, Managing Director, STN
Our founder explains how the "if it bleeds it leads" philosophy of local news pushed him to start a mission-driven media organization that tells stories that have an impact instead of pushing fear.
Quita Jackson, Co-Founder, Greendesert.org
Learn how Quita Jackson, Co-Founder of Greendesert.org, went from being the person who killed every plant to running her own gardening business in the new episode of Arizona Achievers.
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-Janice's Women's Center
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.
Teniqua Broughton, Executive Director, The State of Black AZ
Teniqua Broughton is using data, art and business to change lives and policies in Arizona.
Drew Shaw, CEO, Voyce Threads
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.
Amy Robinson, Founder, Tiny Fox Creative
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.
Adam Goodman, CEO, Goodman Interior Structures
In this episode of Arizona Achievers Goodman explains how Goodman Interior Structures, as a registered B.Corp, helps improve the environment, community and people it serves.
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...
Natasha Castles, On-Air Personality
“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.”
Cynthia Sassi, Founder, Fabulous Media Group
“If you’re going to go into business for something make sure it’s something you’re really passionate about. Otherwise, it’s really hard to stick with it and not give up.”