Choose & Become Interview Series
Choose and Become Interviews
I made five critical choices on my journey to enduring success.
Each choice built upon each other to prepare me for my fifth choice, my hardest choice, to embrace my boundless capacity to love.
I believe with all my heart that when we choose to give all our love and choose to receive all the love that others give, we create our enduring success and fuel the success of those around us.
But that choice is hard. I inspire young leaders to realize their potential to achieve enduring success and I provide a pathway there.
In this Choose & Become Interview series, my guests, people whom I admire, share a little bit of their insights and wisdom as it relates to these five choices in their lives.
- Making a first choice
- Committing to a two-way agreement
- Building trust in ourselves and inspiring the trust others
- Creating community and belonging
- Embracing boundless love
Watch or listen to our episodes below!
Episode 1 - Imran Qureshi, Head of North America, WTW.
Summary: I am honored to have Imran Qureshi as my guest for Episode One. Imran exudes enduring success—a devoted husband and proud father, an incredibly successful business leader, and an inspiring community leader. Imran lives his purpose, intentionally, each day.
Episode 2 - Mary Dillon, Executive Chair of the Ulta Beauty Board of Directors.
Summary: Twenty years ago, or so, finding my seat on a plane home from a business trip, I made eye contact with a woman who I should have known all my life—but had just met months before this trip. Mary Dillon. We beamed, she gave up her aisle seat to sit next to me, and our plane conversation turned into nurturing an enduring relationship.
Watch (I think you have to watch!) this episode and learn more about how Mary created enduring success and fuels the success of those around her.
Episode 3 - Stefani Pady, Owner GLS Coaching and Consulting and Founder Women, Worship and Work.
Summary: Stefani and I met through someone we both admire. Within minutes of our first conversation, I was bitten by the "I want more!" bug.
- I had to spend more time with Stefani.
- I want to be more like Stefani.
- I hope my daughter has a Stefani to look up to one day.
In the first few minutes of the interview, Stefani introduces herself: Daughter, sister, leader, entrepreneur, mom, wife and most important, Child of God.
May I please add, friend. Thank you Stefani, my friend.
Summary: Sandy Hahn is a loving husband and devoted father of three grown children. Fall of 2019 (just after his youngest daughter started her Freshman year of college), Sandy was diagnosed with an incurable disease called MSA (Multiple System Atrophy).
Sandy takes us on his journey from the abyss of reckoning with this devastating diagnosis to his enduring success.
I am inspired by Sandy’s story of creating enduring success by making the deliberate choice every day to live with purpose, hope and love.
Mo Bunnell is the author of The Snowball System, the host of the video podcast Real Relationships Real Revenue and the founder of Bunnell Idea Group (BIG), who has trained over 15,000 seller-experts at over 400 clients, all over the world.
Mo lives in Atlanta with his wife of nearly 30 years, his two daughters (when they’re home from college) and their miniature donkey, Louie Hamilton.
Brad is a rock-star health tech advisor who has been instrumental in the growth and successful transactions of several health care companies. But . . . that is just one component of Brad. He is all-encompassing--a faithful husband, proud and supportive father, dedicated philanthropist, avid cyclist, active community member and more.
Brad is such an understated guy. He shares stories, insights and wisdom in a "best friend next door" way. My absolute favorite part of this interview is when we explore community and belonging and boundless love. Two choices that Brad clearly embraces each day.
Brad, my friend, thank you for sharing your journey to enduring success.
I would not have met Becky had I not launched Choose & Become. And it could be, for that reason alone, that I was meant to. I can barely write a summary here without feeling the overwhelming love and gratitude of the impact she has already made on me. I want to share her with everyone I know--her message of love, her connection with horses, and the community and sense of belonging she creates for those around her.
Becky, one day, I will get back on a horse to ride on a trail next to you, with the sun sneaking through the trees, embracing "the one thing".
My next Choose & Become guest, Elizabeth Abel, is very intentional about showing up with her whole self . . . the key pillars of her identity: professionally as a senior executive and university instructor; and personally as Jewish woman and a mother.
I started following Elizabeth on LinkedIn (via mutual connections) six months ago and was totally drawn to her—her posts, messages, book recommendations . . . all the things! It was clear to me that her values, and philosophy around success, were aligned with mine and I HAD to spend time with her.
And what a better way than through the Choose & Become interview! Elizabeth is a breath of fresh air.
Shirisha Avadhanula, MD, serves as Medical Director for inpatient virtual health for the Cleveland Clinic Enterprise. She is an associate Staff Endocrinologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.
Dr. Avadhanula is a published journal author, medical contributor to US News and World Report, and has been featured in several media outlets including Insider Magazine, Health Magazine and ABC news. She completed her fellowship training at Georgetown University Hospital. She earned an additional Academic and Research Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and continues to be involved in ongoing clinical research at the NIH.
Dr. Avadhanula is also the co-founder and CEO of Whitecoatremote.com and senior consultant for Dr.A1c.com.