Avenicast | Episode 15: Noelle London of Illoominus

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Avenicast | Episode 15: Noelle London of Illoominus

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From Peace Corps volunteer to CEO & Founder of Illoominus; Noelle London shares her inspiring story and important lessons learned along the way. Her entrepreneurial journey started from a young age with a jewelry business and ever since she worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua for 2.5 years with female founders, she was hooked.

Over the years, she’s been immersed in and helped entrepreneurs grow their companies in roles across startups, public sector, corporate, academic, and nonprofits. Noelle is the CEO and Founder of Illoominus which helps companies proactively manage their diversity commitments and retain and grow diverse employees into leadership positions.

Avenicast | Episode 14: Stephen Baier of Sapper Consulting, LLC

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Avenicast | Episode 14: Stephen Baier of Sapper Consulting, LLC

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In this episode of Avenicast, Scott sits down with Stephen Baier, Vice President of Demand Generation at Sapper Consulting, to talk about his current role, what it means to be hyper-competitive, and the best advice he’s received in his career.

Stephen is a dynamic business strategy and development professional with more than a decade of experience building innovative strategies to achieve aggressive goals, deliver sustainable financial results, and help organizations accomplish their vision.

Avenicast | Episode 13: Stacy McMurray of Bi-State Development

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Avenicast | Episode 13: Stacy McMurray of Bi-State Development

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In this episode of Avenicast, Scott speaks with Stacy McMurray, a dynamic professional with more than 20 years of leadership, talent management, and diversity, equity, and inclusion experience. In her current role, Stacy is the Director of Culture and Change Management for Bi-State Development (BSD) in St. Louis, MO.

Avenicast | Episode 12: Spotlight on Lewis McKinney of A Caring Plus

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Avenicast | Episode 12: Spotlight on Lewis McKinney of A Caring Plus

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From professional basketball player, to sales, to non-profit founder, Lewis McKinney has done it all.

In this episode of Avenicast, Scott Dettman chats with Lewis about career transitions, his experience growing up being one of 12 children, and how his competitive nature has guided his career path resulting in the founding of A Caring Plus, a non-profit focused on enhancing the quality of life for seniors.

Avenicast | Episode 11: Spotlight on Michael Cleveland of Brown & Brown Absence Services Group

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Episode 11: Spotlight on Michael Cleveland of Brown & Brown Absence Services Group

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Join Scott Dettman (CEO, Avenica) as he chats with Michael Cleveland about how he discovered the world of insurance, the learned lessons of his early career journey, and how it led him to be the President, Advisory Services of Brown & Brown Absence Services Group.

Avenicast | Episode 9: Spotlight on Lauren Olson of Avenica

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Episode 9: Spotlight on Lauren Olson of Avenica

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On this episode of Avenicast: The First Job Podcast, Scott sits down with Lauren Olson, VP of Growth Strategy here at Avenica. From her graduation from the University of St. Thomas during the economic downturn of 2009 to where she is today, Lauren shares her story and some tips for anyone looking to further their career in a variety of industries.

Avenicast | Episode 8: Spotlight on Olivia Brandt of Willis Towers Watson

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Avenicast | Episode 8: Spotlight on Olivia Brandt of Willis Towers Watson

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On this episode of Avenicast, Olivia Brandt and Scott Dettman discuss how they translated their collegiate athletic experiences into the workplace. They also explore the value of making time for relationships and being willing to learn from failures.

“Follow your interests. If you’re passionate it will resonate.” – Olivia Brandt

Olivia Brandt didn’t plan to go into the pharmaceutical industry. After hearing her friend mention it, she figured why not try? Throughout college she was set on taking the classes she found interesting, which led her all the way through pharmaceutical school.

Her first job was with Target, as a manager in the store’s pharmaceutical department. She shares the huge learning curve she faced in creating relationships within the busy nature of retail and how she wishes she would have had a mentor during the time just after college graduation.

As former collegiate athletes, Olivia and Scott compare notes and dive into how to best use those skills learned in the professional setting. This episode even touches on the lessons Olivia and Scott have learned from popular sports shows like The Last Dance and Ted Lasso.

By continuing to build on her experiences, Olivia is now a pharmaceutical consultant at Willis Towers Watson Health and Benefits. She is impacting lives on a large scale. When signing up for benefits it’s likely your company will have someone like Olivia helping to make your decisions.

Listen now to hear all the details of Olivia’s post college career path!

About Avenica

Through conversation, high-impact coaching, and best-in-class support, we translate and meet the needs of our client partners by identifying and transforming potential into high-performing professionals. At Avenica, we are working from the inside out to embrace diverse thought and perspectives while actively working to dismantle systems of oppression and implicit bias. With a deeply-held belief in human potential, we transform lives and enable organizations to achieve new heights.

If you’re interested in partnering with us to develop or hire your workforce, let’s talk. If you’re a job seeker, please join our network to connect with an Avenica Account Manager.