Good & Grounded
Investing in Colorado‘s Mental Health | Vincent Atchity of Mental Health Colorado

Investing in Colorado‘s Mental Health | Vincent Atchity of Mental Health Colorado

September 23, 2021

Mental health has been on everyone’s minds this last year, now more than ever. Mental Health Colorado works hard to advocate for every Coloradan who experiences a mental health or substance use condition. On this episode of the Good & Grounded podcast, Jim Licko and Laura Love talk with President & CEO Vincent Atchity about the issues our state faces, how to get involved and more.

Vaccine vs. Variant - The Battle Against Misinformation | Dr. Lalit Bajaj of Children‘s Hospital Colorado

Vaccine vs. Variant - The Battle Against Misinformation | Dr. Lalit Bajaj of Children‘s Hospital Colorado

September 9, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine. Does it alter your DNA? Are my kids safe to get vaccinated? Will it impact fertility? Will pregnant women be harmed? Dr. Lalit Bajaj, the Chief Quality and Outcomes Officer at Children’s Hospital Colorado answers these questions and more during this important episode of Good and Grounded with Jim Licko and Laura Love.

Music - A Healing Salve for the Dark Times | Paul Lhevine of Swallow Hill Music

Music - A Healing Salve for the Dark Times | Paul Lhevine of Swallow Hill Music

August 19, 2021

For more than 40 years, Swallow Hill Music has offered music lessons, presented and promoted concerts, and provided music education in under-resourced communities. In 2019, they provided over 19,000 private lessons, ran nearly 1,200 group classes and put on 250 concerts. On the latest episode of Good & Grounded, Jim and Laura talk with CEO Paul Lhevine about this Denver-based non-profit organization, how they approached the challenges of the pandemic and the lessons he learned as a leader during such a tumultuous time.

The Resilience of Denver | Richard Scharf of Visit Denver

The Resilience of Denver | Richard Scharf of Visit Denver

August 5, 2021

Did you know that Denver features part of the longest continuous street in the America with Colfax Avenue, which extends over 26.5 miles? That is one of Visit Denver President & CEO Richard Scharf’s favorite fun facts about our city. On the latest episode of Good & Grounded, we talk with Richard about his organization’s mission, the impact of the pandemic on our local economy and some of the leadership lessons he’s learned over the past year.

Transforming Lives Through Employment | Tamra Ryan of the Women’s Bean Project

Transforming Lives Through Employment | Tamra Ryan of the Women’s Bean Project

July 22, 2021

The Women's Bean Project is a non-profit organization that believes all women have the power to transform their lives through employment. On this episode of Good & Grounded, Jim Licko and Laura Love talk with longtime CEO Tamra Ryan about how this incredible Denver-based program strives to break the cycle of chronic unemployment and poverty by helping women discover their talents and develop skills by offering job readiness training opportunities.

A State of Emergency for Youth Mental Health | Heidi Baskfield of Children’s Hospital Colorado

A State of Emergency for Youth Mental Health | Heidi Baskfield of Children’s Hospital Colorado

July 8, 2021

On May 25th of this year, Children's Hospital Colorado declared a state of emergency for youth mental health. “I don’t know how to effectively articulate how bad this is. And it’s not going to get better any time soon,” said Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Vice President of Population Health and Advocacy, Heidi Baskfield. On this episode of Good & Grounded, Jim Licko & Laura Love talk with Heidi about this ongoing issue, how the pandemic exacerbated the problem, and what’s being done to address things going forward.

Courage, Confidence and Character | Girl Scouts of Colorado

Courage, Confidence and Character | Girl Scouts of Colorado

June 24, 2021

The Girl Scouts are about so much more than selling delicious cookies (we happen to prefer the Samoa variety). This non-profit is trying to bend and evolve to meet girls where they are. Most recently, that means embarking on a mental health program as well as a focus on DEI. The organization currently serves over 15,000 girls across the state with support from 8,000 volunteers.  On this episode of Good & Grounded, Jim Licko talks with Girl Scouts of Colorado CEO Leanna Clark and two incredible young ladies who recently earned their Gold Award – the highest achievement a Girl Scout can receive.

Part 2 | The Future of Business: Corporate Social Responsibility

Part 2 | The Future of Business: Corporate Social Responsibility

June 10, 2021

Be authentic. You won’t get away with faking it. Stick to what you know and know what you CANNOT do. Foster deep connections in your communities…. and more sage advice from several of the best and the brightest in Colorado’s CSR community. This is Part 2 of a conversation that Jim Licko and Laura Love had with Adeeb Kahn of the Delta Dental Foundation of Colorado, Katie Bedard Dell of RK Industries and Kayla Garcia of Molson Coors about Colorado’s vibrant CSR community and how organizations like B: CIVIC are helping companies pave the way in developing community-focused companies.

Part 1 | The Future of Business: Corporate Social Responsibility

Part 1 | The Future of Business: Corporate Social Responsibility

June 10, 2021

Be authentic. You won’t get away with faking it. Stick to what you know and know what you CANNOT do. Foster deep connections in your communities…. and more sage advice from several of the best and the brightest in Colorado’s CSR community. This is Part 1 of a conversation that Jim Licko and Laura Love had with Adeeb Kahn of the Delta Dental Foundation of Colorado, Katie Bedard Dell of RK Industries and Kayla Garcia of Molson Coors about Colorado’s vibrant CSR community and how organizations like B: CIVIC are helping companies pave the way in developing community-focused companies.

We Can’t Fix Everything, But We Can Fix Dinner | Hope Forti of Families Together

We Can’t Fix Everything, But We Can Fix Dinner | Hope Forti of Families Together

May 27, 2021

When Hope Forti became a foster parent, she realized how daunting it could be without a strong support group. She founded Families Together and the Neighbors program to help families feel less alone. Jim Licko and Laura Love sat down with Hope to learn more about the organization, which has matched over 240 families with a neighbor since the program’s inception.

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