Category Archives: Leadership thru Trust

Rebecca Bishop, hot chocolate, and “CAFFEINE COMMUNION”

This interview with Rebecca, April 18, 2018, started in Cafe Brioso, then moved across Gay Street to Cafe Phenix, where proprietor Gary delighted us with authentic, dairy-based, rich hot chocolate. A longtime avid supporter of matters-downtown-Columbus, she was on her … Continue reading

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Chet Ridenour sharing “Block Talk” with “CAFFEINE COMMUNION”

#40 in this series of CAFFEINE COMMUNION interviews. Chet suggested we meet at Bottoms Up Coffee Co-op in Franklinton, which was an agreeable opportunity to see Virginia & Josh, the owner/operators of this socially-conscious caffeine corner and co-work center with … Continue reading

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Darin Hadinger on Balance and Counter-Balance to “CAFFEINE COMMUNION”

Darin and I exchanged greetings at a table in Cafe Brioso, March 6, 2018. And speaking of Brioso, remember the “parklet” gracing the street in front of coffee-shop-central at Gay & High a couple seasons ago? A project designed by … Continue reading

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Mary Lyski spices up”CAFFEINE COMMUNION” to relieve hunger

Mary and I reunited at the Bexley Coffee Shop, February 21, 2018. We first met when she opened her popular Short North restaurant, Double Comfort, on North High Street, directly across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Almost a year … Continue reading

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Jim Vaive confesses to “CAFFEINE COMMUNION,” “I fail at it every day.”

Jim and I have been long-acquainted friends, since 1991 when he was building Varment Guard, a pest-control company that he has since sold. He’s now the Regional Co-Director of SixSeconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network, “about being smarter with feelings.  More … Continue reading

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ComFest, Burners and “CAFFEINE COMMUNION” with Micki Pike

Micki and I got together at the original Angry Baker in Olde Towne East February 6, 2018. She brought along festival programs for the first three years she attended, and soon volunteered at ComFest. This is how Micki and I … Continue reading

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Jami Goldstein talks to “CAFFEINE COMMUNION” on helping “COLUMBUS MAKES ART.”

Jami and I met in a conference room of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, where she has been employed since 2010 as V.P., Marketing, Communications, and Events. Prior to joining the staff at GCAC to promote the mission of “Supporting … Continue reading

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Dr. Bill LaFayette forecasts with “CAFFEINE COMMUNION”

Bill and I met in the café at Bake Me Happy, a delightful gluten-free bakery in Merion Village. This long-awaited opportunity came to fruition January 25, 2018. He’s a professional economist, formerly on staff at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading

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Chuck Lynd energizing “CAFFEINE COMMUNION”

Chuck and I sat down on January 23 at the Global Gallery, a “Fair Trade” coffee shop in Clintonville. Those of us who have had the pleasure of working together with Chuck in various initiatives of local community development lovingly … Continue reading

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David Staley, Futurist, asks why a bartender works on the Starship Enterprise.

David and I met at Fox in the Snow January 19, 2018. Historically, our introduction was on the eve of TEDxColumbus 2, at a dinner for the sponsors and presenters. His delivery the following day is slightly dated, as per … Continue reading

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