Entries by Pete Wright

Episode 209: Anti-Racism Work + Commitments: A Mission Forward Business Leaders Roundtable

A few weeks back, we reached out to a group of CEOs and business leaders with a very big request: join Carrie and Alex Orfinger of the Washington Business Journal for an honest, on-the-record, uncomfortable conversation about the anti-racist commitments and statements we have made over the last twelve months, and assess our progress against those commitments. In our season two finale, we bring you that conversation.

Episode 206: Ultra Endurance with Marisa Forti

Marisa Forti’s entire career is based on pressing through obstacles for herself, and with those she trains. She uses the science of movement and the human body to set audacious goals and help her clients crush them. While the work Marisa does is at the elite level, we hope you take away a few key lessons from this episode.

Episode 205: The Future of Gathering with Corey Briscoe

Our guest today is a testament to that. Corey Briscoe serves as managing partner and chief operating officer for ABCD and Company. Their work is rooted in “event planning,” which might be true in practice, but in spirit it serves to minimize so much of the hard work of change Corey and his team have lead in the last year as their world shifted.

Episode 204: Food for All with Jackie DeCarlo

Jackie DeCarlo’s leadership is a model of adaptability. The COVID-19 crisis called on skills beyond those of daily operations. This week on the show, she joins us from the Manna Food Center administrative offices in Silver Spring, Maryland, to share the leadership lessons that helped her continue to press the organization forward.

Episode 203: From Real-Time to Future Focus: A Conversation with Futurist Eric Meade

Eric Meade is an award-winning author of two books (Reframing Poverty and Whole Mind Facilitation) and a nationally recognized facilitator who “stands outside of time” to help groups see their current issues in a longer-term perspective. This week, we reflect on history, how living in this time feels, and we touch on how the past can help prepare us for the future.

Episode 200: Welcome to Mission Forward Season 2

This season, we’re inviting you to join us for a series of conversations to get us thinking, and keep us moving —together. We’ve got a great line up of folks; from an ultra-endurance athlete to a futurist, a culture expert, authors, and social entrepreneurs — all of whom have been challenging business as usual, using creative strategies to press forward even as industries, priorities, and the world changes.