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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Doug Holladay has spent his career focusing on Meaning and Authenticity and becoming 'a better version of ourselves.' Hoping to fill some of the void now present in everyone's lives as we find ourselves coping with a society nearly shut down during the Coronavirus outbreak, we invited this former Ambassador, White House advisor, current Georgetown professor and founder of PathNorth, to discuss the positive aspects of being alone; the merits of practicing Gratitude; and how to get comfortable with who we are.

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Fred Koury: Sales, Smarts, and Service

Up2 | S:2 E:9
Fred Koury is the President and CEO of Smart Business Network. He shares how he makes big decisions, about the importance of mentoring, and many valuable life lessons.
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Dr. Marc Gillinov: Heart Health, Chocolate, and Wine

Up2 | S:2 E:8
Dr Marc Gillinov is the chairman of Heart Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, ranked #1 in the U.S. for more than 20 straight years. Considered by many to be the most sought-after heart surgeon in the world, today's guest is the epitome of humble.
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Bernie Moreno: The Delusional Optimist

Up2 | S:2 E:7
As an adult, Bernie Moreno risked everything to purchase an underperforming car dealership, eventually having over 15 car dealerships under ownership. Having achieved immense success in the retail car market, he has now turned his attention to the emerging technology of blockchain.
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Baker Mayfield: Humble Over Hype

Up2 | S:2 E:6
Adam sits down with Heisman Trophy-winner and Cleveland Browns quarterback, Baker Mayfield. Special appearances by his wife, Emily Mayfield, and entrepreneur Bobby George.
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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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