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Chris Canale | Lessons Learned: How to Move Fast, Make Changes, 
and Make the Best out of COVID-19

This episode is a fun and straightforward conversation that goes into this history of 150 years of family business history – what it's like running a start-up company during COVID-19, what it’s like finding enjoyable work, unique and fun personal and family experiences during the pandemic, what it’s like going up against the big players in the Spirits business, and more.

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July 29, 2020

Creating the Memphis Voices Podcast has been a blast, and I've decided to continue the podcast with a new name - Conversations That Create Change.

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July 30, 2020

This episode is a fun and straightforward conversation that goes into this history of 150 years of family business history – what it's like running a start-up company during COVID-19, what it’s like finding enjoyable work, unique and fun personal and family experiences during the pandemic, what it’s like going up against the big players in the Spirits business, and more.

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July 23, 2020

Drew Holcomb, singer/songwriter and entrepreneur, discusses his early days starting his music career, how growth occurs, relationships, partnerships, creativity, authenticity, growth mindset, adjustment to COVID-19, and more. This episode was originally released as Episode 5 on June 18, 2020.

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July 16, 2020

Kevin Kane, President of Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, discusses how tourism affects a city, why businesses come to Memphis, how Memphis CEOs choose to use their platforms to invest in Memphis, the reasons behind Renasant Bank Convention Center, how to adjust to change, and more.

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July 9, 2020

Dr. Scott Morris, Founder and Executive Director of Church Health Center, discusses the early days of starting Church Health Center, how to find joy, how challenges lead to growth, why being alone is the quickest path to fear, how to maximize your abilities, how to think about fear, and more.

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July 2, 2020

Michael Dunavant, US Attorney of West Tennessee, discusses how he found his calling, what keeps him moving forward, how he and his team represent the people of West Tennessee, his thoughts about the murder of George Floyd, and his plans for making West Tennessee more safe.

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June 25, 2020

Fred Jones, founder of the Southern Heritage Classic, discusses how to think about taking risks, the importance of community and celebration, having a vision and enduring through negativity and cynicism, systematic challenges, key people that helped him along the way, the importance of mindset and faith, and more.

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June 23, 2020

Isaac Bruce, Super Bowl Champion and 2020 Hall of Fame Inductee, discusses when he knew he had a chance at something special, the rollercoaster of emotions, family, faith, his goal to be an NFL owner, and more.

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June 18, 2020

Drew Holcomb, singer/songwriter and entrepreneur, discusses his early days starting his music career, how growth occurs, relationships, partnerships, creativity, authenticity, growth mindset, adjustment to COVID-19, and more.

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June 11, 2020

Dr. David Rudd, President of the University of Memphis and US Army Veteran, discusses "knowing your why", innovation, data, growth, values, time management, transforming an organization, what he would tell a student who had the opportunity to attend the University of Memphis or a prestigious institution such as his own alma mater, his involvement with Penny Hardaway's hiring, and more.

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June 3, 2020

Michael Rallings, Memphis Police Director and US Army Veteran, discusses his service in the US Army, 30-year career with the MPD, perspective on duty and service, how to think about data, what he was feeling during the 2016 bridge protest, thoughts on George Floyd, and what we need to do to improve our community.

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May 28, 2020

Cathy Pope, CEO of Mid-South Food Bank, discusses her diverse career, the importance of family, work ethic, relationships, leadership, adversity, and much more.

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May 20, 2020

Entrepreneur Carolyn Hardy discusses her all but easy career path before acquiring her first company with high-interest money, living out her purpose, family, career advice, and much more.

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May 19, 2020

Our season kicks off this week, and over the next 10 weeks we'll hear from well-known Memphis leaders on how they've navigated change within their personal and professional lives.

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