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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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Fred Koury: Sales, Smarts, and Service

Fred Koury started his business career by subcontracting his weekly chores to kids in the neighborhood. Fast forward to today and his list of accomplishments and business success stories have become extensive. Fred Koury is the President and CEO of Smart Business Network, a multi-faceted company serving the business community nationwide. Listen as he freely shares on how he makes big decisions, on the importance of mentoring, and many valuable life lessons regarding the intersection of faith and ethics while running a company.

Excerpt from The "Mary Gloster" by Rudyard Kipling (1894)

“They copied all they could follow
but they couldn't copy my mind
so I left them sweating and stealing
a year and a half behind.”

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Dr. Marc Gillinov: Heart Health, Chocolate, and Wine

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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

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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

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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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Adam Kaufman: Our Host’s Story

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In this episode of Up2, we learn all about our host, Adam Kaufman.
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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

Host
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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