Leaders as Humble as They are Successful

Refreshingly candid conversations with some of today's most humble leaders. Adam Kaufman dives into topics often left unexplored. His guests’ challenges, fears, and motivations show what it takes to become a humble leader.

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Special Series with Umberto Fedeli: Session One

Up2 | S:1 E:9
Given how genuine Umberto was in sharing the lessons learned from his mistakes, Adam wanted to give listeners a chance to hear more from this experienced veteran of nearly 40 years in business, in philanthropy, and in politics.
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Shoes Off with Sheryl Palmer

Up2 | S:1 E:8
In this final episode of the Up2 season, Adam interviews Sheryl Palmer, the CEO of Taylor Morrison, one of the largest home builders in the U.S. and traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Achieving Balance with Congressman Anthony Gonzalez

Up2 | S:1 E:7
In this episode Adam talks to Congressman Anthony Gonzalez, one of the youngest members of the US. House of Representatives. He is a former NFL wide receiver; a college All American; and graduate of Stanford Business School.
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Talking Billions and Biking with Stewart Kohl

Up2 | S:1 E:6
Adam invites Stewart Kohl into the studio. Stewart is the co-CEO of global private equity firm, Riverside.
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Here on the Up2 podcast, we identify and showcase accomplished leaders from the fields of business, medicine, and the civic space who exhibit humble leadership. Up2 founder, Adam Kaufman, interviews some of today’s most interesting public figures, diving into topics often left unexplored.

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Just to take a step back and reflect… these conversations on our Wake Up Call podcast series are truly evergreen: everlasting in spirit and refreshingly genuine. Our team is grateful for these down to earth, thought-provoking exchanges with people from all walks of life. As this podcast has grown, it seems we’ve grown, together.

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The Team

Adam Kaufman

Founder of the Up2 Foundation, Adam loves helping leaders grow their companies and is an advisor/on the board to several entrepreneurs and their companies.

Brigid Coyne

Production Director
With a production background stemming from her education in Literature and the Liberal Arts, Brigid loves reading books and making terrible puns.

Dave Douglas

Producer & Audio Engineer
Dave is an established audio professional with a diverse set of skills and experience. He also works as a composer, studio musician and live audio engineer.

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