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Adaptive Athletes Conquering the Slopes | Mike Murphy & Kim Easton of NSCD

Adaptive Athletes Conquering the Slopes | Mike Murphy & Kim Easton of NSCD

February 10, 2021

For more than 50 years, the National Sports Center for the Disabled has had an unwavering commitment to seeing the “able” in everyone. No one knows this better than the 12-time marathoner, Tough Mudder adaptive athlete finisher and sit-ski racer pursuing his Paralympic dream for Team USA – Mike Murphy. Mike is joined by NSCD CEO Kim Easton on this week’s episode of Good and Grounded to talk about their incredible adaptive outdoor experiences from skiing, hiking and horseback riding to rafting, archery, camping and more and how you can get involved as a participant, a volunteer or a donor.

How Companies Win on Culture During the Pandemic - An Interview with Outside Magazine’s 2020 Award Winners

How Companies Win on Culture During the Pandemic - An Interview with Outside Magazine’s 2020 Award Winners

January 27, 2021

Even the best leaders fail during a crisis. But through those failures, we learn lessons that shape us as humans and as organizations. Jim Licko and Laura Love talk with a few of the Colorado leaders recognized in Outside Magazine’s 2020 Annual Best Places to Work List. Ryan O'Donoghue, CEO of First Descents, Dr. Allen Lim, founder of Skratch Labs and Shauna Cobb, HR Director at New Belgium Brewery share tips and tricks for keeping a strong culture in the midst of a year of unrest.

Creating an Equitable Society Through Affordable Housing | Ismael Guerrero of Mercy Housing

Creating an Equitable Society Through Affordable Housing | Ismael Guerrero of Mercy Housing

January 20, 2021

Colorado does so many things so well, but we’ve got a lot of work to do when it comes to our housing crisis. No one is more aware of this than Ismael Guerrero, President and CEO of Mercy Housing, the nation’s largest affordable housing nonprofit. Housing supply can’t keep up with the influx of people moving to Colorado and even when housing is available, working families can’t afford the rent or mortgage. Where is this housing crisis headed? Jim Licko and Laura Love speak with Ismael to find out.

Impact Investing: Vote with your Dollars | Akasha Absher of Syntrinsic Investment Counsel

Impact Investing: Vote with your Dollars | Akasha Absher of Syntrinsic Investment Counsel

January 11, 2021

Beginning in March 2020, the U.S. had the largest, coordinated economic stimulus response since WWII. The result? Low interest rates, an increase in household savings as a result of PPP and stimulus checks and a vibrant stock market. Akasha Absher of Syntrinsic Investment Counsel shares her thoughts with Jim Licko and Laura Love on Good & Grounded on the power of Impact Investing.

Creating a More Equitable Economy in Colorado | Helen Young Hayes, Executive Sponsor of the Inclusive Economy Movement

Creating a More Equitable Economy in Colorado | Helen Young Hayes, Executive Sponsor of the Inclusive Economy Movement

December 23, 2020

The Inclusive Economy Movement was born out of the darkest days of the pandemic. On this episode, Jim and Laura talk with Helen Young Hayes, executive sponsor of the IE Movement, about how leaders and CEOs are rethinking the Colorado workforce and are committed to accountability around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.

Making Good Happen During a Pandemic - Owen Ryan of Project Angel Heart

Making Good Happen During a Pandemic - Owen Ryan of Project Angel Heart

December 15, 2020

In March, the team at Project Angel Heart knew that - pandemic or not - 1,300 people rely on them each week for fresh meal delivery. On this episode of Good and Grounded, President & CEO Owen Ryan shares with Jim Licko and Laura Love how his team of 500 volunteers haven't missed a delivery.

Addressing Relationship Violence in Colorado - Amy Miller of Violence Free Colorado

Addressing Relationship Violence in Colorado - Amy Miller of Violence Free Colorado

December 6, 2020

Jim Licko and Laura Love have an honest conversation about a difficult subject – relationship violence – and the impact safer-at-home orders have on those facing domestic abuse. Amy Miller, ED of Violence Free Colorado (www.violencefreeco.org), joins us to share some tips on what to do when you notice that something isn’t quite right with a friend and colleague but you don’t know what to say or do.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Arts & Culture - Andrea Fulton of The Denver Art Museum

The Impact of COVID-19 on Arts & Culture - Andrea Fulton of The Denver Art Museum

November 17, 2020

The pandemic has devastated the arts scene in Colorado. Arts and culture play such a critical role in our community’s mental health. Andrea Fulton, CMO of The Denver Art Museum, shares the reasons she believes Denver is one of the most resilient cities in the nation and how -  thanks to the SCFD -  we are lightyears above cities three times our size. Listen to her candid conversation with Jim Licko and Laura Love on this episode of Good & Grounded about how Denver’s arts and culture scene will see it to the other side.

A Conversation on Race - Deidre Johnson of The Center for African American Health

A Conversation on Race - Deidre Johnson of The Center for African American Health

November 8, 2020

Deidre Johnson, CEO of The Center for African American Health, speaks openly and honestly to Jim Licko and Laura Love on this episode of Good and Grounded about racism, implicit bias, how Black Americans are dying of COVID-19 at three times the rate of their white peers, raising two Black teenage sons in this environment, voting oppression and the hope she has for our future.

The Road to Recovery - Kelly Brough of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

The Road to Recovery - Kelly Brough of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

October 22, 2020

Will we walk away from our Denver downtown and our office spaces? How do we get our Denver workforce back to work? Can we jump start the economy by helping people starting new businesses? Higher unemployment leads to greater levels of food and housing insecurity and COVID-19 is further highlighting disparities. How do all Colorado business owners prepare for Colorado’s new Equal Pay for Equal Work Act? Join Kelly Brough, CEO of the Denver Chamber of Commerce for an honest conversation with Jim Licko and Laura Love on the Good & Grounded podcast

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