Begin the Begin Podcast by Jeff Hilimire

Begin the Begin Podcast by Jeff Hilimire

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Welcome to the Begin the Begin Podcast. I’m Jeff Hilimire, a husband, father, entrepreneur, and author. I’ve decided to create this podcast to talk to people that inspire me, either because they’ve accomplished great things or done a lot of good in the world - or more likely, a combination of both. My goal is to learn people’s origin stories, really dig into what makes them tick, and understand their secrets to success. My hope for you, the listener, is to inspire you to be the best version of yourself. And maybe (if we’re lucky) that’s by helping you realize your personal purpose :)


“What trees do you want to plant?” | A conversation on social justice, purpose, and the ATL with Kyle Stapleton
Sep 22 • 46 min
In this episode, I interview Kyle Stapleton, Manager of Culture & Experience at WarnerMedia. Listen along as we talk about his role at WarnerMedia, his passion and work in social justice, and the mark he hopes to leave on Atlanta and the world. To follow…
I had an idea to connect kids to nonprofits. But this entrepreneur beat me to it :)
Sep 18 • 26 min
In this episode, I interview Alex Drohobyczer, founder of YayFinder. Listen along as we discuss her journey to creating YAYFinder, how the business is investing in the younger generation, the skills they are learning, and the social impact they are having…
SpunMafia Episode 4 - Engauge Part 2 (The Moxie Story)
Sep 15 • 49 min
The guys are back together again in the 4th episode of the SpunMafia series. In this episode, the Spunlogic founders discuss the final years of Engauge and the sale process to Publicis/Moxie. Jump to 1:30 to hear about the sale process and the guy’s…
A chat with author Goldie Taylor about her book, a political thriller set in Atlanta that will soon be a TV series on ABC!
Sep 8 • 33 min
In this episode, I interview Goldie Taylor: writer and author, on-air political analyst/strategist, and world-class marketer. She is currently Chief Marketing Officer of Morehouse School of Medicine. Listen along as we talk about her lifetime of…
When a growth-minded leader drops everything to become an entrepreneur mid-career | An interview with Mike Popowski, CEO of Dagger
Sep 4 • 51 min
In this episode, I interview Mike Popowski, CEO of Dagger. Listen along as we talk about his journey in marketing and advertising, resulting in him becoming an entrepreneur well into a successful career. We also discuss the value of unplugging…
Rebellious Leadership | An interview with Nicola Smith
Sep 1 • 50 min
In this episode, I interview Nicola Smith, founder and CEO of Rebel & Reason. Listen along as we talk about her emigration to the United States from South Africa, how she dropped out of college and moved to LA, and the formation of her successful business…
Changing the world through art | An interview with Jenny Vyas
Aug 28 • 55 min
In this episode, I interview Jenny Vyas, corporate e-commerce guru turned inspirational, purpose-driven artist. I dive deep into Jenny’s origin story, from growing up in India, to her journey to the US as a 19-year old, to ultimately finding her purpose…
Startups and Mentorship | A conversation with Anand Thaker
Aug 25 • 47 min
On this episode I interview Anand Thaker, one of the most impressive entrepreneurs I know. Listen along as Anand talks about his life and career path, why mentorship and diversity is important, and how to prioritize your involvement with people and…
Living a life with purpose and positivity | An interview with Ann Cramer, AKA “The Human Exclamation Point”
Aug 20 • 38 min
On this episode of the Begin the Begin Podcast, I interview Ann Cramer, an all around extraordinary human being. There have been few people who have inspired me as much as Ann. She’s known as “the Human Exclamation Point” for a reason, and you’ll hear why…
Design Your Life | An interview with Darrah Brustein
Aug 18 • 50 min
On today’s podcast I interview Darrah Brustein: author, entrepreneur, and coach. Listen along as she shares her origin story, her life purpose, how she helps people ‘design their life’, and what she is up to today. To follow Darrah: https://darrah.co/…
Quick Hit: The Meaning of Life…Maybe.
Aug 15 • 5 min
I took a few minutes in this podcast to share my thoughts on the meaning of life. I won’t spoil the surprise, give it a quick listen and tell me what you think. About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day…
The Art of Productivity | Part 2 of my interview with Lisa Magill, CEO of Aleria
Aug 12 • 20 min
This episode is Part 2 of interview Lisa Magill - CEO and founder of Aleria. We discuss what keeps her productive, what books inspire her, and why she is not a morning person :) Listen along as Lisa delves deeper into her personal habits and how she has…
Diversity & Inclusion: A Purpose Journey | An interview with Lisa Magill, CEO of Aleria
Aug 7 • 31 min
In this episode, I interview Lisa Magill - CEO and founder of Aleria. We had such a great time chatting, I ended up breaking the conversation into two parts. In this Part 1 of our conversation, we discuss what led her to her personal mission of…
Let’s love each other better | An interview with Ashley Jones, founder and Executive Director of Love Not Lost
Aug 3 • 42 min
In this episode, I talk with Ashley Jones, the founder and leader of Love Not Lost. Ashley is on a mission to help people love each other better, and as you listen to this podcast, I’m sure you’ll be affected by her enthusiasm and passion for that mission…
Nonprofit marketing, the Atlanta Falcons, and leading with heart | An interview with Jonathan Karron, VP of Digital Marketing, American Cancer Society
Jul 31 • 28 min
In this episode, I have the great pleasure of speaking with Jonathan Karron. Jonathan is the VP of Digital Marketing for the American Cancer Society. He’s also a fellow graduate of Leadership Atlanta and one of the most generous people I know. We spend…
Fast growth and purpose-driven | an interview with Stephanie Olson, CEO of We Are Rosie
Jul 25 • 42 min
On this episode, I interview Stephanie Olson, founder of We Are Rosie. We discuss what led to her leave behind her “golden handcuffs” and become an entrepreneur. Listen along as Stephanie describes her journey, her business, and why giving back to your…
SpunMafia - Episode #3 (Engauge Part 1)
Jul 22 • 53 min
In this 3rd episode of the SpunMafia series, the founders of Spunlogic discuss their sale of the business to Engauge in 2008, the decision-making process that went into it, and the early years of working together at the new company. Details: Jump to 1:07…
The social responsibility of leadership | An interview with Shantel Kriss
Jul 19 • 26 min
In this episode, Shantel Kriss (CEO of Imagine Media) and I discuss the juxtaposition of business leadership and social causes. Should the leader of a business speak out on issues? Should a company get involved in causes? How should a business deal with…
Leading a purposeful life | An interview with Kashi Sehgal, CEO of Gigabark
Jul 15 • 30 min
In this podcast, I talk with my good friend Kashi Sehgal (CEO, Gigabark) as she discusses her father’s new book (Close the Loop), her family, and the principles that she lives her life by. At 2:40 you’ll hear about her father’s influence in her life and…
A Deep Dive into Advisory Boards (an interview with Blair Brady)
Jul 3 • 23 min
In this episode, I chat with Blair Brady, CEO of WITH/agency, about advisory boards. Specifically, we discuss: How (and when) to think about an advisory board The number and type of people to have on your advisory board Cadence and topics during the…
To-Do Systems, Productivity Hacks, and Document Storage with Drew Hawkins
Jun 29 • 25 min
Drew Hawkins is the Director of Digital Marketing at Womble Bond Dickinson, a transatlantic law firm. We worked together at my previous company, Engauge, and I thought it would be fun to ‘record’ one of our conversations, which always delves into our…
An interview with Sima Parekh, Executive in Residence at 48in48
Jun 25 • 21 min
Sima Parekh is an exceptional leader, having worked at organizations such as HP, Randstad, and currently, IHG. She is also the Executive in Residence for 48in48, a nonprofit that hosts hackathons to build 48 nonprofit websites in 48 hours. In this…
The three things that everyone gets wrong about entrepreneurship
Jun 24 • 5 min
In this short podcast, I decided to clear the air on three things that I believe everyone gets wrong about entrepreneurship. About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder…
SpunMafia - Episode #2
Jun 16 • 44 min
Once again, the old Spunlogic founders got together to discuss their experience building and selling Spunlogic (from 1998 - 2008). In this episode we dive into the following topics: - What is the one thing we’d do differently if we started Spunlogic…
SpunMafia - Episode #1
Jun 16 • 49 min
In this episode, I grabbed my former partners, Raj Choudhury, Danny Davis, and Raghu Kakarala, and we talked about how we built and sold our business, Spunlogic. We discuss the early founding days, stories along the way (including company cruises,…
My book writing process - a short interview with Joe Koufman
Jun 16 • 10 min
In this episode, Joe Koufman interviews me on my book writing process. Having written two books, The 5-Day Turnaround and The Crisis Turnaround, I’ve figured out what works - and more importantly, what doesn’t - for me. About me: Sign up for my weekly…
Joe Koufman interviews Jeff Hilimire on his new book, The Crisis Turnaround
Jun 16 • 26 min
In this episode, Joe Koufman, CEO of Setup, interviews me (Jeff Hilimire) about my most recent book, The Crisis Turnaround. The book focuses on helping leaders successfully lead their business through a crisis, and be stronger coming out of it. We discuss…
The power of purpose in an organization
Jun 14 • 3 min
A quick segment on the power of purpose in an organization. I’ve had several businesses in my 20+ years as an entrepreneur, but only in the last 5 years have my businesses had true, defined purposes. The difference is massive. About me: Sign up for my…
My tools to stay super productive
May 24, 2019 • 4 min
In this episode I talk about the tools I use to stay (super) productive. About me: Sign up for my weekly email newsletter! CEO: Dragon Army Author: The 5-Day Turnaround + The Crisis Turnaround Co-founder and Board Chair: Ripples of Hope + 48in48 Blog:…
Begin the Begin Podcast by Jeff Hilimire (Trailer)
May 23, 2019 • 0 min
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