Inspire Excellence Podcast

Inspire Excellence Podcast

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Having conversations that Inspire Excellence in the community.


Living Legacy with Tom Sr. // S2E5
Dec 2 • 31 min
“Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people.” — Peter Strople This weeks episode, we sit down with Tom Ahlquist, Sr, the VP Construction at BVA Development and father of Tommy Ahlquist. At some point in your career you…
Thanksgiving 2019 with Rev Bill Roscoe and BRMM // S2E4
Nov 28 • 41 min
Happy Thanksgiving!!! NO-ONE should be out sleeping in the cold tonight. NO-ONE should be left without a meal tonight. There are so many opportunities to serve in the community and at the BRMM there are more ways then one. Founded in 1958, Boise Rescue…
SEMA 2019: The Rubber Hits The Road with Jeff Buck // S2E3
Nov 18 • 37 min
The Inspire Excellence podcast went to SEMA 2019!! The SEMA Show is a yearly event that takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, the automotive industry’s best and brightest manufacturers and retailers get together to…
Veterans Day with Navy Seal Anthony Baker // S2E2
Nov 11 • 56 min
Happy Veterans Day! Today we honor all military veterans that have served in the United States Armed Forces. We would like to thank all those that are currently serving and would like to pause and remember all those who have given their lives for our…
Leadership Under Fire with Pat Sewall // S2E1
Nov 4 • 72 min
Season 2 of the Inspire Excellence podcast is now live! We have a new studio, new co-host and a bunch of new guests lined up! Our first guest is Pat Sewall. Pat is currently the CEO and Founder of Forsta, Inc., a software company that builds tools that…
What is the INL? #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 28
Jun 20 • 31 min
What is the INL??? Idaho National Laboratory (or INL) is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development… and it’s located directly between Boise and Idaho Falls! Since 1949 the INL has been home to continuous nuclear and energy…
Fatherhood #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 27
Jun 13 • 49 min
Happy Fathers Day! This episode came by way of request. CEO of BVA and host of The Inspire Excellence podcast, Tommy Ahlquist, received an email from a young dad a few weeks ago requesting to have an episode that was focused on a discussion of how to be a…
Kekoa Nawahine #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 26
Jun 6 • 32 min
Kekoa Nawahine is living his dream. We sat down with Kekoa and dove into his inspiring story of dealing with life struggles, and making tough decisions to get him where he is today. As a Boise State football player, he once shared the dream with hundreds…
Bob Kustra #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 25
May 30 • 48 min
“This has been the best job of my life.” Dr. Bob Kustra recently stepped down as president of Boise State University after serving for 15 years as the Boise State University President. During his presidency at BSU , Bob led the university in a time of…
Jason Coombs #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 24
May 23 • 50 min
Jason Coombs has effectively guided thousands of addicted individuals and their families out of the chaos and into recovery. Jason is also in long-term recovery himself. He now leads a nationally accredited substance abuse treatment center, Brick House…
Korey Hall #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 23
May 15 • 40 min
Korey grew up on a small farm and ranch in Glenns Ferry, ID. His success was a result of a great family, great friends and the support of a close knit community. After graduating high school, he attended Boise State University. Korey graduated with a…
Gary Raney #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 22
May 9 • 45 min
Gary Raney retired from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office in Boise (ID) after serving for more than 30 years, the last 10 as the elected sheriff. He became nationally known for having innovative ideas, establishing model practices for data-driven decisions,…
Matthew Schneider #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 21
May 2 • 45 min
Matt Schneider is the President of Forward Movement Training & Consulting and a nationally recognized expert in organizational safety and security. Matt is a highly sought after presenter and instructor in the areas of School Safety and Workplace…
Logan Johnson #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 20
Apr 25 • 42 min
Logan Johnson is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Boise, Idaho that recently made it to the top 20 on American Idol Season 17. Logan was raised in Boise and graduated from Centennial High School in 2016. Logan also worked for BVA CEO Tommy Ahlquist…
Caves & Prater #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 19
Apr 18 • 44 min
We sat down with the guys behind Idaho’s Longest Running Sports Talk Show - Jeff Caves and Mike Prater. Caves & Prater airs on Cumulus Media owned KTIK-FM Monday - Friday 3pm-6pm 93.1 FM The Ticket. You’ll want to listen to this episode!…
Troy McClain #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 18
Apr 11 • 40 min
You may recognize Troy McClain as a finalist from the first season of Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice”. However, his business skills have been in play long before that. Born in Alaska and raised in Montana by a single mother, along with his two sisters,…
Business&Politics w/ Jeff Sayer #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 17
Apr 4 • 48 min
Let’s talk business and State politics with someone that has done a little bit of both! Jeff gives some business tips and his perspective on how we can grow as communities in an intelligent way! ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Connecting…
BSU Athletics with Brad Larrando #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 16
Mar 28 • 42 min
Brad Larrondo, a member of the Boise State athletic department since 1993, was named Senior Associate Athletic Director of External Affairs on July 12, 2017. Larrondo will provide oversight to marketing & promotions, the Bronco Athletic Association, the…
CWI President Bert Glandon #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 15
Mar 21 • 44 min
Dr. Berton L. Glandon was named the president for College of Western Idaho (CWI) in July 2009. He received his bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master of Arts in Communication from Western Washington University. He also earned a Doctor of Education in…
BoiseDev - Don Day #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 14
Mar 14 • 44 min
Don Day has been covering news in Boise for 20 years. He spent nearly 18 years with the KTVB News Group – and grew KTVB.COM from less than 1-million views per month to more than 25-million. Don is also the publisher and owner of BoiseDev. BoiseDev has…
Entrepreneur/Athlete David McKinzie #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 13
Mar 7 • 41 min
David Mckinzie is a dedicated, driven and highly effective communication broadcast professional and Entrepreneur. David is a former BSU Football Player and is now part of two successful startups, Bow Tie Hustle and Dmac Entertainment! He has hosted events…
Treefort Music Fest 2019 #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 12
Feb 28 • 39 min
Treefort Music Fest is a multi-venue, emerging artist music festival in downtown Boise, Idaho celebrating their 9th year in 2019! We sat down with Drew, Lori, + Eric from the Treefort team and discussed behind the scenes, a little bit about them and…
3x Olympic Gold Medalist Kristin Armstrong #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 11
Feb 21 • 41 min
Kristin Armstrong is the most decorated U.S. women’s cyclist of all time and the best time-trialist in sports history. She is a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, two-time World Champion and has won six U.S. National Championships. Kristin is the only…
How Bodybuilding.com started - Ryan Deluca #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 10
Feb 14 • 39 min
A few years after high school, Ryan started Bodybuilding.com in 1999 in his garage in Boise, Idaho at the age of 20. Under his leadership, the company skyrocketed to nearly $500,000,000 in annual revenue before he stepped down as CEO in 2015. With almost…
The Future of Idaho - Talking with Lawmakers #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 9
Feb 7 • 43 min
What does the future of Idaho look like? We sat down with current Idaho Legislators Mike Moyle and Mat Erpelding and discussed both sides of the ticket on some of Idaho’s most important issues. The Inspire Excellence Podcast is Hosted by Kevin Miller and…
Medicaid Expansion in Idaho: Wayne Hoffman + Lauren Necochea // Episode 8
Jan 31 • 45 min
Episode #8 of the Inspire Excellence Podcast - Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. This episode our guests are Wayne Hoffman the President of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, and Lauren Necochea the Director of Idaho Voices for Children talking about…
A Day in the life of Maggie O’Mara & James Waddell - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 7
Jan 24 • 38 min
Episode #7 of the Inspire Excellence Podcast - Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. This week we have KTVB’s Maggie O’Mara and her husband James Waddell on the show. Maggie has been a news anchor in the great state of Idaho for her entire news…
Social Media in the Treasure Valley - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 6
Jan 17 • 36 min
Episode #6 of the Inspire Excellence Podcast - Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. This week we have the two ladies that manage the @Boise_Bucketlist and @HelloMeridian Instagram pages. Their goal is to share the highlights of the Treasure Valley…
Bitcoin is Dead with Erik Finman - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 5
Jan 10 • 36 min
Episode #5 of the Inspire Excellence podcast hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. Our guest for this episode is Erik Finman the “Bitcoin Kid” or “Bitcoin Millionaire”. In this episode we get to know Erik a little better, talk about his childhood and…
Real conversations with Idaho Congressman Russ Fulcher - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 4
Jan 3 • 42 min
Welcome to episode #4 of the Inspire Excellence podcast! Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. Our guest for this episode is our newly elected Congressman Russ Fulcher. In this episode we talk about Russ transitioning into a new office, previously…
Real/Fake News - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 3
Dec 27, 2018 • 44 min
This is the third episode of the Inspire Excellence podcast! Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. This episodes topic is Real/Fake News. Our guests are Joe Parris from KTVB, Katy Moeller from the Idaho Statesman and Scott McIntosh from the Idaho…
Giving back in the Treasure Valley - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 2
Dec 20, 2018 • 42 min
Welcome to the second episode of the Inspire Excellence Podcast. Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. This episodes topic is giving in the Treasure Valley. Our guests are Nora Carpenter from the United Way, Reverend Bill from the Boise Rescue…
Growth in the Treasure Valley - #InspireExcellence Podcast // Episode 1
Dec 6, 2018 • 31 min
Welcome to the first episode of the Inspire Excellence Podcast. Hosted by Kevin Miller and Tommy Ahlquist. This episodes topic is growth in the Treasure Valley. Our guests are Mayor Tammy from the city of Meridian, Mayor Garret Nancolas from the city of…