Role Models

Since 1984, Greg has served 35+ years with the Louisville Redbirds, Louisville RiverBats & now Louisville Bats in many diverse roles.

Greg Galiette

Senior Vice President-Louisville Bats Baseball Club, Inc.

Interviewed: 12-14-2018

Kilburn became fascinated with the art of distillation during college and claimed it to be the perfect balance of chemistry, biology, & physics. His fascination led him to obsessively research the process & science of distillation.  

Caleb Kilburn

Head Distiller, Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co.

Interviewed: 11-09-2018

Smith has won the most Breeders' Cup races of any jockey with 26 Breeders' Cup wins. Smith also is the 2nd leading jockey of all time in earnings with over $300 million. In 2018, Smith rode Justify to the Triple Crown, becoming the oldest jockey to win the title at age 52.

Mike E. Smith

2018 Triple Crown Winning American Jockey

Interviewed: 10-30-2018

Prior to Dick’s philanthropic efforts, he served in the Vietnam War as a combat photographer & graduated from the University of Louisville.

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

Learn more about what makes this multi-instrumentalist sisters' act tick by creating their own brand of Roots Rock 'n' Roll: gritty, soulful, and flavored by their southern heritage.

Larkin Poe

Singer/Songwriting Sisters and Multi-Instrumentalist Duo

Interviewed: 09-22-2018

Learn what makes Michael tick, when after picking up the fiddle at age 4, Michael’s musical momentum began to propel him forward towards early success., and how he didn't let his blindness deter his musical aspirations.

Michael Cleveland

& The Flamekeepers - Musician, & 2018 National Fiddler Hall of Fame recipient

Interviewed: 09-22-2018

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 story behind how Terry laid the foundation to his now legendary 1985 move to WHAS-Radio.

Terry Meiners

Louisville’s Legendary Broadcasting Icon & WHAS Radio & WHAS-TV Personality

Interviewed: 08-24-2018

Learn more about Mark's career as a licensed marriage & family therapist (LMFT) & COO & Co-Founder of The InnerView Counseling & Consultation Services.

Mark Parrish

Co-Founder of The InnerView Counseling & Consultation Services

Interviewed: 07-20-2018

Learn why host Kirt Jacobs considers Jack "the guest that got away."

Jack Hughes Jacobs (1935-2018)

“The Guest That Got Away”…

Interviewed: 02-12-2018

Learn why Time.com called him the “reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S.”

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

President, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Interviewed: 12-10-2017

Dr. Parsley holds Bd. Certifications from American Bd. of Dermatology, Dermatopathology, of Hair Restoration Surgery AND holds his ACLA certification.

Dr. William 'Bill' M. Parsley

Dermatologist & Founder of the Parsley Waldman Hair Center

Interviewed: 12-10-2017

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.

Flynn had plans to go into medicine, not to mention his 15 years of military service in the U.S. Army, as well as being based out of Landstuhl, Germany from 2002-2007, but let’s back up, Flynn decided to go into medical equipment & pharmaceutical sales instead, changing the course of his professional life.

Dr. Joseph Flynn

Executive Director & Physician-in-Chief, Norton Cancer Institute (NCI)

Interviewed: 12-08-2017

How publishing her first work at 10 years old led writer Angela Burton to “Feet to Fire”.

Learn how Cynthia overcame crushing grief & how a Motown co-founder inspired the creation of Solid Light.

Cynthia Torp

President/Owner, Solid Light, Inc. (A 100% Woman-Owned Business)

Interviewed: 11-05-2017

Learn how Dr. Allan Parnell rose from a rural one-room schoolhouse to create a trucking empire.

With Maryhurst more than 43 years, Judy is nationally recognized for her work with children who are survivors of abuse & neglect. Since 1990, she has served as Pres. & CEO of Maryhurst, a nonprofit dedicated to ending the cycle of abuse for kids & families in KY.

Judy Lambeth

CEO, MaryHurst

Interviewed: 11-03-2017

How Amy Leenerts overcame childhood sexual abuse to train the public to recognize and prevent human trafficking.

Amy Leenerts

Founder/Director of Free2Hope.org

Interviewed: 11-03-2017

William Kellibrew IV is an international advocate for civil, human, women, children, and victims’ rights.

William Kellibrew IV

International Advocate for Civil, Human, Women, Children, and Victims’ Rights

Interviewed: 09-28-2017

In 1999, Claypool founded Bulldogs in the Bluegrass. a program that provides summer internships in Louisville, Kentucky for Yale undergraduates. Since it began, Bulldogs in the Bluegrass has brought over 570 Yalies to experience Louisville through a total immersion experience. Of those, many have returned to Louisville for full-time employment after graduation.

Rowan Claypool

‎Founder and President, Teach Kentucky

Interviewed: 09-27-2017

Anshu Gupta, popularly known as the Clothing Man, is the Founder of an India-based nonprofit Goonj and one of India’s leading social entrepreneurs.

Anshu Gupta

Founder, India-based Nonprofit Goonj & One of India’s Leading Social Entrepreneurs

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

Wendy Whelan spent 30 years with New York City Ballet, 23 of those years as principal dancer.

Wendy Whelan

Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet

Interviewed: 09-26-2017

Fueled by new ideas, Kris Kimel began IdeaFestival and KSTC.

Kris Kimel

Founder, IdeaFestival®, and President, Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (KSTC)

Interviewed: 08-27-2017

Acting is a calling for Ryan Burch.

Ryan Burch

Actor and Student at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art

Interviewed: 08-27-2017

A passion for life drives Kinsey Morrison to make a difference.

For Mary Haynes, meeting the needs of long-term memory impaired people is a calling.

Mary Haynes

President and CEO, Nazareth Home

Interviewed: 07-28-2017

Robbie Bartlett’s signature voice spans R&B, soul and jazz.

Robbie Bartlett

Band Leader, The Robbie Bartlett Band

Interviewed: 03-26-2017

Creativity, curiosity and discipline define Delanor Manson’s accomplishments across many fields.

Delanor Manson

Senior Healthcare Executive, Manson and Associates LLC, and Retired U.S. Navy Captain

Interviewed: 03-24-2017

The desire to serve her community and have a greater impact on more people fuels Theresa Reno-Weber to excel.

Theresa Reno-Weber

President and CEO, Metro United Way, and Lieutenant, U.S. Coast Guard

Interviewed: 03-24-2017

A passion for service fuels Jerry Abramson.

Abby Drane leads Uspiritus, whose mission is healing the hearts and minds of vulnerable youth and their families.

Conrad Bachmann’s career spans four decades and hundreds of roles.

Conrad Bachmann

Founder, Louisville International Festival of Films, and Hollywood Actor

Interviewed: 10-14-2016

Amanda Duffy’s desire to break boundaries and her competitive spirit to succeed drive her every day.

Amanda Duffy

Past President, Louisville City FC (Football Club)

Interviewed: 10-14-2016

A competitive spirit drives Chris Morris in his pursuit for excellence as a master distiller.

Chris Morris

Master Distiller, Brown-Forman Corporation

Interviewed: 11-15-2015

Dan McDonnell loves to compete, loves to win, and loves seeing the growth in his players as he coaches the University of Louisville baseball team.

Coach Dan McDonnell

Head Coach, University of Louisville Men’s Baseball

Interviewed: 11-13-2015

Jeff Walz has a passion for excellence that drives him as the head coach of the University of Louisville Women’s basketball team.

Coach Jeff Walz

Head Coach, University of Louisville NCAA Women’s Basketball

Interviewed: 11-13-2015

Heather Howell’s desire to inspire her children and fear of failure power her in selecting her projects and in growing beverage brands.

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

Patrick John Hughes

Inspirational Father and Son Leadership Story

Interviewed: 08-21-2015

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

Katie George sees her daily challenge to make herself and others better.

Katie George

2015 Miss Kentucky USA

Interviewed: 07-26-2015

The 1993 tragic murder of their daughter, Mary, thrust Pat Byron and her husband, John, into advocacy work for domestic violence victims.

Jim Allen cites leadership by example as his style leading Hilliard Lyons.

Louisville-native Scotty Davenport is enjoying a notable career as a basketball coach in his own hometown.

Coach “Scotty” Davenport

Head Coach, Bellarmine University Men’s Basketball Team (2005-)

Interviewed: 07-24-2009

Dean Corbett is passionate about seeing people enjoy themselves.

Rowan Claypool is a social entrepreneur who believes that young knowledge economy workers are the future to prosperous communities.

Rowan Claypool

Founder, “Bulldogs in the Bluegrass”

Interviewed: 09-27-2006

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