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Zero Excuses: There is time for change

October 22, 2020

Matt Troyer is a newly-minted ultra marathoner and actively involved philanthropist with the Indianapolis community. Recently, these two passions collided to create OneThousandOneCity, an organization that donates shoes to underprivileged kids and builds connections across the city by running 10 miles per day for a hundred days. Matt is a husband, father, and CEO of Emergent Construction, which focuses on historic neighborhoods in the Indianapolis area. How does he do it? He makes Zero Excus [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for Zero Excuses

October 8, 2020

There is time for Zero Excuses | Nick Smarrelli Seth Morales is the CEO of the Morales Group, and he is passionate about the process of building something from nothing and doing it with purpose. He describes the Morales Group as a cause disguised as a company, and lives each day with the knowledge that businesses don’t grow, people do. He lives out the Zero Excuses lifestyle as well as anyone.  However, on this episode of Zero Excuses, we are flipping the script. Instead of Nick d [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for action

September 10, 2020

There is time for action | John O'Leary When my next guest, John O'Leary, was just nine years old, he wasn’t expected to live. Having suffered burns over a hundred percent of his body after a terrible accident. Now, his life's mission is to teach others how to truly live through his inspirational books, coaching podcasts, and speaking engagements.  How did he do it? He makes Zero Excuses, and without question, he truly embodies the ethos of what this show is all about. After You [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for listening

August 27, 2020

There is time for listening | Kristen Wild and Ryan McClure This episode we’re doing something a bit different featuring two guests, who have a passion for others, a passion for pouring into St. Louis, and who have made careers out of giving back.  Kristen Wild, Executive Director at Operation Food Search and Ryan McClure, Executive Director at Gateway Arch Park Foundation, highlights the opportunity to use our gifts for good. How do they do it? They know their values and seek the Zero [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for others

August 13, 2020

There is time for others | Mike Reynolds Leaving a stable job at a reputable company with a one-house income of five kids to launch your venture is not something many would have the courage to do. Mike Reynolds, father, husband, and digital product agency owner, took a leap of faith when launching Innovatemap seven years ago.  How did he decide to do something that inevitably takes up more mental and physical bandwidth? He made Zero Excuses. And by pursuing passions vigorously with a [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for learning

July 30, 2020

012: There is time for learning | Tracy Hutton One of the largest real estate companies in Indianapolis is Century 21 Scheetz. And it’s run by CEO and Co-owner, Tracy Hutton. Tracy is the mother of two grown children, an influential leader fighting for the homeless community, and a fierce advocate for young girls.Growing up she didn’t have a role model for what it looked like to be a mother with a career. Yet, through a strong support network, the partnership of her business mentor, Mick [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for the three B’s

July 16, 2020

011: There is time for the three B’s | Norris Cunningham Norris Cunningham serves on the board of directors of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, is co-founder of Cattycorner Cunningham, a well-known attorney and an advocate for diversity initiatives across Indianapolis. Outside of all this, he's passionate about bringing more persons of color into the legal community.  In our conversation, Norris shares how his career in the military and the education he’s received has inspir [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for giving

July 2, 2020

010: There is time for giving | Tina Cloer The Children’s Bureau of Indianapolis is an organization with close ties to Nick Smarrelli, which specializes in delivering child abuse prevention and intervention services throughout the entire state of Indiana. Featuring CEO Tina Cloer, CEO of the organization is both an honor and a privilege as she shares her Zero Excuses Mentality.  After you listen to Tina, we hope you leave inspired because she had every reason to live a life of excu [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for loving others

June 19, 2020

009: There is time for loving others | Derrin Slack Derrin Slack is the founder of ProAct, a nonprofit organization based out of Indianapolis with a focus on empowering today’s youth through service. As the leader, Derrin is vulnerable and transparent about the challenges he faced in his darkest moments and how those moments have led him to where he is today.  This year has been difficult, to say the least, from COVID-19 to civil unrest. In our conversation, he provides insights you ca [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for renewal

June 4, 2020

Episode Description: 008: There is time for renewal | Heather Haas  This episode features Heather Hass who describes herself as a regular person doing hard things. Heather is the president of ADVISA, a mother, and incredibly involved in the Indianapolis community. Before leading her current company, Heather was a sixth-grade teacher. True to this day, being a teacher is at the core of who she is and how she leads. She’s spent a lot of her career focusing on two things: growing her [...]