Authors

Considered an expert in human behavior & org. dynamics, his vision is as a result of reading his books, attending his keynotes/workshops; participants are moved to achieve higher levels of performance & their organizations better places to work!

Greg Coker

Author/Speaker & Leadership Development Consultant

Interviewed: 10-15-2021

Adria embodies hope, integrity, humanity & has focused her career on lifting some of society’s most vulnerable populations & being of service to others.

Workforce thought leader Cara Silletto, MBA, CSP, works with organizations of all sizes to reduce unnecessary employee turnover by bridging generational gaps & making managers more effective in their roles.

Cara Silletto

Author and Founder/Chief Retention Officer of Magnet Culture

Interviewed: 08-21-2020

Di's personal goals have been to champion small business ownership & success by working to remove the obstacles that keep people from achieving the "American Dream."

Di Tran

Serial Entrepreneur, Computer Engineer, Mentor and Vietnamese Immigrant

Interviewed: 01-24-2020

Since learning how to draw at the age of 2, Ms. Baker dreamt of becoming an artist. Endowed with a strong work ethic & the support of her parents, she continued to practice art until enrolling in college & graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1964 from Baylor University.

Jill Baker

A Visual Artist & Writer & Owner of Jill Baker’s Artist’s Studio

Interviewed: 12-13-2019

A living legend in the world of professional wrestling! Since 1970, Jerry has headlined main events across the world for Memphis Wrestling, WWF, WWE, NWA, AWA, World Class Championship Wrestling, United States Wrestling Association, & Smoky Mountain Wrestling.

Jerry “The King” Lawler

American Professional Wrestler Best Known As

Interviewed: 11-22-2019

Amanda has been a judge on Chopped, battled Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America, & competed for title of America’s Next Iron Chef. Her passion for food was fostered by everyone from her grandparents to her high school home economics teacher.

Amanda Freitag

Chef and Author- Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-22-2019

A certified Executive Bourbon Steward, Reigler has lead bourbon tastings from Seattle to Savannah as well as tastings to benefit non-profit organizations including Locust Grove, the Falls of the Ohio Foundation, and Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill.

Susan Reigler

Author-“Kentucky Bourbon Country”- Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-21-2019

Graham Elliot an award-winning chef, restaurateur, television personality & cookbook author. “Food to me, in one word, is ‘creativity’ or ‘expression.’ It’s simple, ‘This is who I am at this point in time, & this is what I want to cook for you.”

Graham Elliot

Chef, restauranteur, television personality and cookbook author- Bourbon & Beyond

Interviewed: 09-21-2019

Lee has published over 1300 poems in more than 300 magazines in America & abroad. Produced 9 plays, wrote the script for The Moonshine War (MGM, 1970, starring Alan Alda, Richard Widmark, etc.), & has published thousands of articles & short stories in everything from Playgirl to Mountain Life & Work.

Lee Pennington

Poet and Documentarian

Interviewed: 05-31-2019

Namm has been written about in The New York Times, The Economist, Slate, Business Week, Scientific American, The Atlantic & more. Naam is also the multi-award-winning author of five books, including "The Nexus Trilogy" science fiction novels.

Ramez Naam

Futurist & Computer Scientist

Interviewed: 05-21-2019

Today the Healing Place campus is expanding & has several thousand alumni with a 75% recovery rate.

Today the Healing Place campus is expanding & has several thousand alumni with a 75% recovery rate.

I’m not a stay-at-home wife. I’m an investor in real estate, the tech sector, & lifestyle brands.

Fawn Weaver

Bestselling Author & Co-Founder/Historian Uncle Nearest 1856 Whiskey

Interviewed: 09-22-2018

Learn the how and why Shawn, and in turn IQS Research, bring precision & scientific rigor to the process of conducting social science research.

Shawn Herbig

President/Founder of IQS Research

Interviewed: 08-24-2018

Prior to serving as KY.’s 61st Governor overseeing a $10 billion enterprise with over 30,000 employees, Steve served as Attorny Genl. from 1979-83 & LT. Gov. from 1983-87, as well as a KY. House of Reps from 1973-79. In 1987, prior to his 1st term as Governor in 2007, he joined the Stites & Harbison law firm & supervised the firm’s Lexington, KY. office.

Ouita Michel has always made locally grown ingredients a priority in her restaurants.

Ouita Michel

Owner, Ouita Michel Restaurants Group

Interviewed: 12-08-2017

Learn how Fred overcame PTSD to become a world-reknowned Bourbon author and Bourbon connoisseur.

Fred Minnick

Author, Journalist and Whiskey Blogger

Interviewed: 12-08-2017

Rudy Rucker is an American author and a mathematician who worked for twenty years as a Silicon Valley computer science professor.

Rudy Rucker

American Author & Mathematician

Interviewed: 09-27-2017

The president, CEO, and founder of Answers in Genesis-US, and the highly acclaimed Creation Museum, and the world-renowned Ark Encounter, Ken Ham is one of the most in-demand Christian speakers in North America.

Ken Ham

Speaker, Author, President, CEO, and Founder of Answers in Genesis

Interviewed: 09-26-2017

Nat Irvin, II has taught change management, leadership, future studies, and team dynamics since 2007.

Nat Irvin II

Author, Innovator, Futurist, Teacher, Commentator & Founder of Thrivals at IdeaFestival

Interviewed: 09-26-2017

Fred Noe carries on the 200-year family legacy of Jim Beam® master distillers.

Frederick “Fred” Booker Noe III

7th Generation Master Distiller, Jim Beam Distillery

Interviewed: 07-28-2017

Chef David Danielson applies classic French training with fresh and local flavor.

Chef David Danielson

Former Executive Chef, Churchill Downs Racetrack (2011-2022)

Interviewed: 07-28-2017

Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee is an American politician, Christian minister, author, musician and commentator.

Governor Mike Huckabee

Politician, Former Governor of Arkansas (1996-2007)

Interviewed: 04-24-2017

Terry Forcht is a leading Kentucky entrepreneur and investor and the founder of Forcht Group of Kentucky.

Mitch McConnell has served as U.S. Senate majority leader since 2015. He is only the second Kentuckian to serve as majority leader in the Senate; the first, Alben Barkley, led the Democrats from 1937 to 1947.

Senator Mitch McConnell

United States Senator (1984-Present) Senate Majority Leader (2015-2021)

Interviewed: 08-31-2016

Love for family drives both Patrick John Hughes and his son, Patrick Henry Hughes, to expand possibilities.

Patrick Henry Hughes

Inspirational Father and Son Leadership Story

Interviewed: 08-21-2015

Michael Blowen’s fear of horses grew into a deep love for horses, and for saving their lives.

Michael Blowen

Founder and President, Old Friends Farm – A Thoroughbred Retirement Facility

Interviewed: 07-26-2015

Cathy Fyock’s belief in being true to your heart sparked her career as an author and human resources consultant.

Cathy Fyock

Human Resources and Author Consultant, Your Possibility Partner

Interviewed: 10-10-2014

Tim Laird loves interacting with people and sharing experiences with food and beverage.

Tim Laird

former “C.E.O” Chief Entertainment Officer, Brown-Forman Corporation

Interviewed: 08-15-2014

Chef Edward Lee wakes every morning with a passion for his work, and for learning and discovering new things.

Chef Edward Lee

Internationally Renowned Chef & Founder of 610 Magnolia & Milkwood Restaurants

Interviewed: 10-11-2013

Growing up Derek Anderson listened to the positives around him. This drove him through his NBA career and the founding of a successful business and charitable foundation.

Derek Anderson

Entrepreneur & Former UK & Miami Heat NBA Player

Interviewed: 10-28-2011

A native of Ireland, Dr. T. Pearse Lyons is driven by making a difference in the world, and has built his company, Alltech, based on doing the right thing.

Dr. T. Pearse Lyons (1944-2018)

President & Founder, ALLTECH, Inc. And 2010 Title Sponsor, FEI World Equestrian Games (held Lexington, KY.)

Interviewed: 06-11-2010

Louisville-native and restaurateur Kent Taylor has a passion for the food industry and for skiing.

Kent Taylor (1955-2021)

Founder, Texas Roadhouse & Aspen Creek Restaurant Chains (1955-2021)

Interviewed: 08-14-2009

Adventurer, educator and administrator Tori Muden McClure believes integrity is the hallmark of leadership.

Tori Murden McClure

World Class Rower & President, Spalding University (2010-present)

Interviewed: 07-24-2009

After watching a close family member go through a painful bankruptcy, Mark Lamkin decided to pursue his dream of becoming a financial planner and made a promise never to let bankruptcy impact someone in his life again.

Mark Lamkin

President, Lamkin Wealth Management & Former 2005 “The Apprentice” contestant

Interviewed: 12-05-2008

Bob Hill’s motivation to do the best he can at whatever he does culminated in a storied career that began with his decision to be a writer at age 25.

Bob Hill

Retired Courier Journal Journalist (1975-2008) & Author

Interviewed: 10-17-2008

Dave Stone’s passion for excellence and sharing his faith with others drives him in his role as senior minister at Southeast Christian Church.

Dave Stone

Former, Senior Minister, Southeast Christian Church (2007-2019)

Interviewed: 10-17-2008

Dr. Kevin Cosby is driven to see people grow and see their mind, life, and relationships transformed.

Diane McGraw loves to create a plan, gather the necessary resources, and watch it all come together.

Diane McGraw

Past Executive Director, Greater Louisville Sports Commission (2006-2009)

Interviewed: 09-26-2007

Teddy Gordon loves a good fight, especially where the underdog is denied fair access and equal opportunity.

Teddy B. Gordon

Attorney, Meredith vs. Jefferson County Board of Education

Interviewed: 09-26-2007

Heather French Henry is inspired by hard work and dedication and believes that everyone can choose to make a difference with the time they have.

Paul Hornung is one of the greatest players to ever play the game of football.

Paul Hornung (1935-2020)

1956 Heisman Trophy Winner-and former Green Bay Packer (1957-1966)

Interviewed: 09-27-2006

Billy Reed believes in the power of the written word and its ability to influence people and events.

Billy Reed (1943-2022)

Nationally Renowned Sportswriter & Author

Interviewed: 05-24-2006

J. Bruce Miller pursues excellence in everything he does.

J. Bruce Miller

J. Bruce Miller Group & Author “Airball”

Interviewed: 03-30-2006

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