Unleash Your Inner Company: step by step guide

May 16, 2017
Hosted by Catherine Calarco

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Unleash Your Inner Company provides an innovative, proven, step-by-step process for anyone who aspires to start and grow their own business. Today, my conversation with John Chisholm--president of the worldwide MIT Alumni Association--brings an insider's view that distills three decades of successful, serial entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley. His book and extensive entrepreneurial experience combines practical principles, entertaining anecdotes, deep insights, challenging exercises, and illuminating to guide you in conceiving, designing, building, testing, and scaling up the ideal business. Our conversation uniquely shows how to turn passion and perseverance into a loop of increasingly positive results. Aspiring entrepreneurs have more resources than they realize; John helps them discover those advantages and advise how to accelerate their learning and how different is better than better.

Humanity Evolve!

Humanity Evolve!

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“Humanity Evolve!” is about creating a forum for a discussion and knowledge exchange about how to thrive in today’s world and be part of creating a positive future for yourself, your family, community and the world. Each show features an open and informed conversation around women, technology and emerging trends that fast track you to a new level of performance and understanding that positively changes the world.

You’ll be inspired by learning simple ways to alleviate struggles and be a better human being. You will learn about new technologies and innovations with a dynamic entertaining conversation, and we’ll engage in dynamic and interactive dialogues.

Catherine brings her expansive network of friends including global leaders, technologists and experts to share collective wisdom. These unique insights that made a difference for Catherine helps you on your life journey to be your best self. Listen for “Humanity Evolve!” Tuesdays at 1 PM Pacific on VoiceAmerica Women.

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Catherine Calarco

Catherine Calarco

As a global leader and entrepreneur, Catherine recognizes that the world needs greater awareness and leadership capability to deal with the complex problems of today.

Catherine is dedicated to making a positive difference in this world. She focuses on the intersection of technologies and human connections including machine learning digital health and biotechnology. In addition, she led several economic and entrepreneurship development programs. She has achieved successful investment funding and significant growth of companies worldwide.

A highly sought-after speaker, Catherine Calarco leads as an expert in digital health and consumer technology. Breaking ground in the mobile market, Catherine led the launch of the highly successful HeartMath Inner Balance Sensor. Now she leads as the Vice President at and is rapidly growing the Professional and Wellness division. She has presented and lectured across the globe, including Senior Lecturer at MIT and Speaker at APEC, Digital Health Summit CES, and Mobile Health Expo. She champions women's leadership and provides mentorship through advisory roles with and others.

Residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, Catherine is a regular blogger on the Huffington Post.

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Sara Plummer Barnard

Sara Plummer Barnard is found of GetHealthySexyHappy holistic wellness coaching and part of 24hr fitness' new holistic functional programming and 24go content. Sara subscribes to a functional medicine approach to nutrition, fitness, and mindfulness coaching. She released her first book 'Free the Fat' in 2016 on stress and toxins sabotage of weight loss efforts and energy. She teaches spin & yoga in San Francisco and consults individuals and corporations. View Guest page

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John Chisholm

John Chisholm, CEO of San Francisco based John Chisholm Ventures, has three decades of experience as an entrepreneur, CEO, and investor. A pioneer in online marketing research, in 1992 he founded and for five years served as CEO/Chairman of Decisive Technology (now part of Google), publisher of the first desktop and client-server software for online surveys. In 1997 he founded and for a decade served as CEO/Chairman of CustomerSat (now part of Confirmit), a leading provider of enterprise feedback management systems. Most recently, he co-founded and serves as chairman of Pyze, a mobile intelligence platform. John is also president and chairman emeritus of the worldwide MIT Alumni Association and a trustee of MIT and of the Santa Fe Institute. He advises entrepreneurs through the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, the Thiel Foundation 20 Under 20 Fellowship, and the Plug and Play Tech Center. View Guest page

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Fabien Cousteau

Aquanaut, Oceanographic Explorer, Environmental Advocate and Founder of Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center. As the first grandson of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fabien spent his early years aboard his grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone; and learning how to scuba dive on his fourth birthday. He is well known for his study of sharks and from 2000-2002, Fabien was an Explorer-at-Large for National Geographic. Fabien led the series for PBS called, “Ocean Adventures” with his father, Jean-Michel Cousteau, and sister, Céline. In June 2014, Fabien and his team of aquanauts embarked on Mission 31, the longest science expedition to take place at Aquarius, the world’s only underwater marine laboratory. Fabien’s Mission 31 broke new ground in ocean exploration and honored the 50th anniversary of his grandfather’s original underwater living experiment (Conshelf Two) ( He is active in many projects and is dedicated to the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center (“OLC”). View Guest page

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Dr Stephanie Daniel

Long before medical school even started, I knew I was meant to be a physician. After attending college at the University of Virginia, with additional graduate studies in Healthcare Ethics at Rush University in Chicago, a corporate career had me studying medical science and evolutionary biology as part of my job.
This led to a curiosity about the natural state of all things, including people, health and the way in which we live in this world. With that knowledge and authorship on articles about evolutionary medicine, I wrote a book about food and stress still available on Amazon: Low-Stress Food: Eat Your Way to a Low-Stress Life. View Guest page

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Ajay K. Gupta, MBA Founder and CEO

Mr. Gupta is a seasoned Cybersecurity and health IT professional, well versed and experienced in GIS systems as well as in outcomes- and treatment-based data analysis on public health data and information systems. Through his research into public health issues as diverse as aging-in-place, caregiving, hospital-provider value-based contracting, data analytics in healthcare, digital imaging for telehealth applications, and medical transportation systems, he has developed a keen understanding of the challenges facing and policy considerations for public health. View Guest page

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Karen Hawkes

Karen has over twenty years experience in helping introduce technologies to bring people underwater. She has co-founded several companies, including DeepFlight (formerly Hawkes Ocean Technologies), which has innovated a new type of personal submarine that flies underwater. She organized the first underwater flight schools, and has also spent time searching the oceans for shipwrecks. Currently, as VP of Communications and Media Relations at DeepFlight, Karen is focused on establishing a global brand for the company’s newest initiative, DeepFlight Adventures, which is partnering with resorts to bring submarine excursions to hotel guests. Previously, Karen was an Associate Producer at American Adventure Productions in Aspen, CO, where she developed adventure programming for major broadcast partners. Prior to that, she was an Associate at Kekst and Company, a leading corporate PR firm in New York City. View Guest page

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Hilary Hendershott

Hilary Hendershott is the founder of Hilary Hendershott Wealth Management, the leading financial advisory firm for women. Hilary’s mission is to motivate women to be financially empowered. She has worked for more than 15 years with women who want to preserve their wealth, make it grow, and eliminate financial stress once and for all. Hilary is also the host of Profit Boss Radio, a weekly podcast where Hilary and her guests offer actionable advice, inspiration and authentic stories to support women in their financial journey. Hilary has an MBA, and she’s a Certified Financial Planner. She’s a TEDx speaker, and she’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NBC, ABC, FOX, DailyWorth, Forbes and Investopedia. She was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. With more than 30 television appearances, she’s the go-to personal finance expert in Silicon Valley for the NBC evening news where they call her "The Investor's Voice of Reason." View Guest page

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Father Ryan Holke

My name is Ryan and I am a Father Kolbe Missionary of the Immaculata, which means that I belong to an Institute of Consecrated Life. As a consecrated person, I live out the vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience. In 2004 I traveled to Brazil as a volunteer for six months, and in this time, I learned about Saint Maximilian Kolbe, the Militia of the Immaculata, and the Institute to which I now belong. As time passed in those six months, I felt that Jesus was calling me and I could not but say "yes!". Now, my life is dedicated to building up the Civilization of Love, seeking to love and to serve each person who comes into my life, and letting myself be transformed by Mary day by day so that I may be more and more like her son Jesus. What about you; ever felt like God was calling you to something? View Guest page

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Dr Peter Joseph

Dr. Peter Joseph is a recently retired emergency physician who says he’s now working on the mother of all emergencies -- climate change. He leads the Marin County chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a rapidly growing grassroots volunteer organization based in Coronado, California. Their mission is to help the US Congress enact a revenue neutral, fully refunded carbon fee, dividend and border duty. Dr. Joseph majored in biology at Columbia College, earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan and practiced emergency medicine for 35 years in the Bay Area. He served as the department chair for 15 years and was instrumental involved in his hospital’s trauma center development. In 2007, after seeing An Inconvenient Truth, he decided to take on climate change and was accepted in VP Al Gore’s training program, designed to present the grim facts to the public. He’s given almost 200 talks on this subject. View Guest page

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Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on high performance, disruptive technology and innovation. He is also the author of eight books, including Stealing Fire, The Rise of Superman, Tomorrowland, Bold, Abundance, West of Jesus, A Small Furry Prayer and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His writing has been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 80 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Forbes, Wired and TIME. He appears frequently on television and radio, and is an in-demand speaker and advisor to everyone from the U.S. Naval War College and Special Operations Command to Cisco and Google. He has a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MA from Johns Hopkins University and, whenever possible, can be found hurling himself down mountains at high speeds View Guest page

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Nadine Kreisberger

Nadine Kreisberger is a French explorer with experiences in technology, psychology, politics, shamanism and journalism. She grew up in Paris, lived in New York where she developed a leading classical music company; in Hawaii where she had transformative experiences near the lava flows; in Mongolia where she worked in Parliament as the right hand to its leading female politician; in India where she had a thriving therapy practice and shows on national television. She is now based in the Bay Area where she pursues her counseling work and media projects – among others, she is exploring the tech world by interviewing tech icons on their journey and philosophy of life – they are changing our societies and species so fast, but who are they really? View Guest page

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Chris founded OneReef in 2012 to create direct impact through locally controlled coral reef conservation. As CEO, he has been principally responsible for fundraising, organizational vision and design, and negotiating agreements with Micronesian communities who own coral reefs and are committed to conservation goals and adaptive management strategies. He has lived in Africa and Indonesia, and performed field work in at least 12 countries, building extensive experience in community engagement, environmental policy, and diplomatic work. His former work with the World Bank, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the marine science community provides a wealth of knowledge in global conservation. Chris has an M.S. in natural resource economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a B.S. in biology and technical journalism from Oregon State University. In 2015, he was nominated for the Pew Fellowship in Marine Science. View Guest page

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Sramana Mitra

Sramana Mitra is the founder of One Million by One Million (1Mby1M), a global virtual accelerator that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, she writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. Sramana has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. View Guest page

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Neema Moraveji, Ph.D.

Neema Moraveji, Ph.D. is an expert on the design and study of technologies that promote healthy and high-performing states of mind. As director of Stanford University's Calming Technology Lab, he studies how interactive products can mitigate the damaging and distracting effects of acute and chronic stress. He teaches the popular “Designing Calm” at the Stanford Design School and his work has been covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR among other esteemed publications. Dr. Moraveji is co-founder and chief product officer of Spire, the first wearable to track and influence both activity and state of mind. Dr. Moraveji received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park and his M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D., "Augmented Self-Regulation", from Stanford University. View Guest page

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Christine Moseley

Christine Moseley, Full Harvest Founder + CEO, is a passionate serial social entrepreneur. At age 17, she started a music education on-profit, which is still growing 14 years later. Currently, at Full Harvest, she is solving the food waste problem at the farm level. Full Harvest is the first B2B marketplace connecting large farms to food companies to sell surplus and imperfect produce.
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Jonathan Palley

Jonathan Palley is co-founder, co-inventor, and CEO of Spire. A technologist and repeat entrepreneur, Jonathan studied physics and theater at Stanford University. Previously, Jonathan co-founded Idapted, the largest one-on-one provider of online English classes in China, as well as BrainPage, a big-data development and service company. View Guest page

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Maggie Robb

Maggie Robb is currently Head of Operations at Spire. Maggie started her tenure in wearables as Planning Specialist at Reebok, then as Global Supply Channel Manager at Adidas. Subsequently, Maggie joined Apple as a Global Supply Manager. View Guest page

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Dr Joan Rosenberg

Best-selling author, consultant, media host and master clinician, Dr. Joan I. Rosenberg is a cutting-edge psychologist who is known as an innovative thinker and acclaimed speaker and trainer. As a TEDx speaker and member of the Association of Transformational Leaders, she is recognized for her thought leadership and influence in personal development. A California-licensed psychologist, Dr. Rosenberg speaks on how to build confidence, self-esteem, core emotional strength and resilience; emotional, conversational and relational mastery; neuroscience and psychotherapy; and suicide prevention.
Dr. Rosenberg was featured in the critically acclaimed documentaries I Am, The Miracle Mindset, Pursuing Happiness, and The Hidden Epidemic. She has been seen on CNN’s American Morning, the OWN network and PBS, as well as appearances and radio interviews in major metropolitan media markets. She hosts The MindStream Podcast, an influential and thought-provoking iTunes podcast. View Guest page

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Meryl Shaw

Meryl Shaw Coaching helps successful women shine in high-stakes presentations. A trained coach, Meryl works with professionals, attorneys, entrepreneurs, actors, and others who want to advance their careers through speaking. She is passionate about helping women get into “the room where it happens” and then have the clarity and power to say what they want to say when they get there. Before launching Meryl Shaw Coaching in 2010, Meryl worked for 30 years in professional theater, including 17 as Casting Director at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. She has cast shows for theaters across the U.S and has taught audition technique and performance at A.C.T. as well as at Rutgers, Carnegie-Mellon, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, St. Mary’s College, and at numerous theater companies nationally. As a coach, Meryl gets you ready for upcoming presentations so you make the impact and achieve the outcome that you want. View Guest page

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Dr. John Sullivan

Dr. John Sullivan is a Sport Scientist and Clinical Sport Psychologist with over twenty years of clinical and scholarly experience. He has held appointments within the National Football League (NFL), English Premier League (EPL), the NCAA (Providence College, University of Rhode Island, Brown University), and the elite military and law enforcement in North America. Dr. Sullivan is also a visiting scholar and sport scientist at the Queensland Academy of Sport and Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He is a frequent contributor writing on sport science and sports medicine and his latest efforts have focused on a series of books which distills the latest performance psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience, related to optimal brain performance and health entitled The Brain Always Wins. View Guest page

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Sharon J. Vosmek

Sharon Vosmek has transformed Astia during her tenure as CEO since 2007. Under Ms. Vosmek’s leadership, Astia is now the pre-eminent organization working to ensure the success of high-growth startups founded and led by women. Ms. Vosmek has led Astia's growth from 20 individuals in Silicon Valley to the global community of more than 5,000 investors, entrepreneurs, family offices, industry leaders and individuals that it is today. Ms Vosmek was one of the founding managers and members of Astia Angels, the global investment group launched in 2013 to invest directly into women-led high-growth companies. Ms. Vosmek is well-regarded around the globe for her opinions, research and commentary on the importance of women leaders as integral to innovation and high-performing entrepreneurial companies. A highly sought-after speaker, Ms. Vosmek has most recently spoken at the United Nations, the Milken Institute CA Summit, and several Universities. Board of Advisor to 2 leading VC Firms and more! View Guest page

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Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal is an expert on peak performance and leadership, specializing in the neuroscience and application of Flow states. He has advised everyone from the U.S. Naval War College and Special Operations Command, the athletes of Red Bull, and the owners of NFL, NBA, MLB and Premier League teams, to the executives of Google, Deloitte Cisco and Young Presidents' Organization. Video: TEDx ( View Guest page

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Casey Wilson

Casey runs Product Management and Product Partnerships at Spire, the first wearable that tracks breathing and activity to help people achieve their optimal mental and physical health. Spire has sold over 50,000 devices to date and are available in Apple Retail stores globally. In her 20's, Casey co-founded China’s first person-to-person microfinance platform, called Wokai. Over the 5 years that she ran Wokai, they supported over 4,000 entrepreneurs in rural China to start small businesses and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. In 2010, she was named “Most Influential Foreigner in China” by China Newsweek in recognition for these efforts. Casey's interests: poverty alleviation, climate change, digital health, engineering, China, meditation, running, surfing, and hiking. View Guest page

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