Remarkable Leadership in Family Business with Jonathan Theders

Running a family business is a different game. When you take over, how much will you change?

Jonathan Theders is the CEO of RiskSource Clark-Theders, a prominent family business that focuses on providing comprehensive insurance solutions and risk management services to protect clients from the unexpected. As the next generation CEO, Jonathan has gone to great lengths to transform the family business into a remarkable organization, but there’s more to running a […]

Diversity and Inclusion with Dr Janet Reid

Diversity is meaningless without inclusion. Create the kind of workplace that does both!

Dr. Janet Reid is the founder of BRBS World, a private global management consulting consortium located in Cincinnati, that works with companies to develop and retain world-class leaders who value diversity and inclusion. Dr. Reid is an author and consultant with 35 years of promoting diversity and inclusion, and today, she and Mike talk about […]

Becoming Fully Human with Dan Hurley

Taking the risk of stepping out into the public arena allows you to find out who you really are.

Dan Hurley has had an incredible career, and after retirement, he continues to do so. He was a teacher, historian, the Director of Leadership for Leadership Cincinnati, the Interim CEO for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and a producer and reporter for WKRC TV. Currently, Dan is the founder of a company and host […]

Conscious Capitalism with Steve Shifman

It's not enough to make work tolerable - there's a better way to run a business that puts people first.

Fellow Cincinnatian Steve Shifman is the president of Michelman, Inc., and has been a dear friend of Centennial for many years. As a believer in conscious capitalism, Steve believes that by leading with community-based values, companies can build up their capacity to change the lives of not only their employees but the lives of generations […]

Improving Mental and Physical Stamina with Elyse Jarard

Forget the diet detox. You need a MENTAL detox, and one that will change your brain forever. Be a better leader and happier in life.

Elyse Jarard Talent Magnet Institute

Elyse Jarard is a speaker, author, healthy mindset strategist, principal of My Ripple Effect, as well as Mike’s personal coach for many years. Elyse believes that leaders today need someone supporting them as they navigate the evolution of what leadership is and will become. Discover the science behind the practice of being, how to overcome […]

Becoming CEO: Journey and Reflections with Chris Painter

"Reflect on where you get your energy, where you get your passion and what will allow you to become the greatest person you can be." – Chris Painter, President of Logikor

Chris Painter is the president of Logikor and a longtime client and friend of Mike’s. Throughout his career, Chris has always wanted to be the one at the helm of an organization, leading the way. And it shouldn’t surprise you that he started near the bottom and worked his way up. Today, Chris and Mike […]

Early Childhood Education and Workforce with Shiloh Turner and Florence Malone

What is the preschool promise and why does it matter to our communities?

Early education is the difference between success in grade school and life, and yet, many children never get the opportunity to be part of a preschool program that will prepare them for the years to come. It’s a tragedy, which is why people like Shiloh Turner and Florence Malone dedicate their lives to changing that […]

Relationship is Everything with Darrin Murriner

Eliminate fear-based decision making and transform corporate cultures into brave places

Darrin Murriner is an author, entrepreneur, and the co-founder and CEO of, a comprehensive personal and team development tool. His book, Corporate Bravery, is about eliminating fear-based decision making and transforming corporate cultures into brave places for people to do their best work and to be engaged. Today, Darrin and Mike talk about the […]

The People Business with Brent Cooper

Want to know how to make your business a people business?

Brent Cooper is no stranger to being involved in local communities. He’s the CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. One of the things that distinguishes Brent is his belief that if you are in business, then you’re in the people business. If you don’t operate on that principle, then you’ll have a hard […]

Growing Companies with People with James Biro

What makes or breaks you as a leader starts very early in life. Why do you really want to lead?

James Biro is the Vice President of Supply Chain of Perfetti Van Melle North America and has worked with such brands as P&G, Kellogg’s, and Mead Johnson. James’s passion lies in change, or more specifically, change through growth, which he spearheads through creating a clear strategic intent and an inherent sense of trust, transparency, and […]