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Sarah Moshman Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? I would say my greatest accomplishment is directing and producing a feature-length documentary entitled LOSING SIGHT OF SHORE which is about a team of women, called the Coxless Crew who rowed a boat across the entire Pacific Ocean, over 8,000 miles! It took me 2 years to make the film, it was the most difficult challenge I’ve ever experienced maintaining my passion and belief that I would have a film at the end of the journey that people would want to watch. I invested all the money I had in to the effort not knowing if I’d ever see a penny back, and we had a very happy ending – not only did the courageous women make it across the ocean setting 2 world records, but I licensed the film to NETFLIX so now it’s available to watch in 190 countries! It’s my greatest accomplishment because I had to push myself in every way to get the film done

Mickey Redwine Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE.  WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? First and foremost my kids are my greatest accomplishment! After that it would be my business accomplishments and the reputation that I had in the Telecom industry. My biggest year was in 2001 when my three Telecom related companies collectively grossed in excess of 72mm. The Dynamic companies specialized in very tough and unusual jobs that most contractors shied away from. Many articles in trade magazines were written about the jobs that we took on and completed. Equally important in my accomplishments is the contributions that I have made to keep drugs off of the streets and out of the hands of children. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH.  CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? I learned humility and I was humbled by the WorldCom debacle and the Telecom Crash of 2002 that brought me to the brink of bankruptcy.

Peter Shankman Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE.  WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? Professionally, probably selling Help a Reporter Out. From an idea in my head to a multi-million dollar acquisition in three short years. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH.  CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? I look at all setbacks as a way to learn. I’m currently dealing with a problem with my left foot, which is a major issue for me, since I’m a runner, and use exercise as  way to improve my life. I’m finding other ways to exercise, including biking and swimming. While it’s not perfect, it’s better than not doing anything and falling into bad habits. DO YOU SET ASIDE “ME-TIME” IN YOUR CALENDAR, AND WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME TO RELAX? 3:45am to 5:45am is my own personal time. I can work out, focus on me, do what I need to do. WHAT’S THE MOST MAGICAL

Pavlo Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? Greatest accomplishment is making people feel good with my music. Why? Because it makes me feel good. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? I was rejected by every record label in the 90’s, so I was left no choice but to open my own company. The impact was immediate as I was able to find a way to sell my CDs in non traditional ways and ultimately made more profit. DO YOU SET ASIDE “ME-TIME” IN YOUR CALENDAR, AND WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME TO RELAX? Me time happens everyday for 10 min as I drink my espresso. The rest of the day I am off and running :). WHAT’S THE MOST MAGICAL PLACE YOU’VE DISCOVERED WHERE YOU CAN GO TO CHILL OUT? Local espresso cafe in the city I happen to be

Ken Schmidt Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE.  WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? Lucky for me, it’s hard to pick just one! Probably the greatest was landing a job at Harley-Davidson back in the 1980s. While I was never the type to shy away from chasing after something I wanted, I have to think the odds of a motorcycle fanatic like me landing his dream job, as I was able to do, were very long. Harley was nearing bankruptcy and it was do-or-die time for them to either get their act together and resume profitability, or disappear and take one of the world’s most storied brands out of commission. I’d like to be able to say it was a huge risk for me, joining Harley when the deck was stacked against them, but I was so young I really had nothing to lose! It’s a great accomplishment for me because nearly everything I’ve done with my life in the last 33 years stems from my involvement and success at Harley-Davidson.  It’s opened

Laura Fitzgerald Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE.  WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? I see my greatest accomplishment in regard to my career, as being able to succeed in a relatively male dominated industry. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH.  CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? Our first born child was born healthy but at 3 weeks of age he contracted encephalitis. Misdiagnosed with an ear infection, his encephalitis went untreated and he incurred severe brain injury which left him with severe, multiple disabilities. Although the doctors advised us, and those sought for second opinions, that we should put him in an institution and carry on with life; my husband and I chose to nurture our son at home and have other children. We have continued to face challenging health situations over the past 32 years with our son, but we have been able to have a loving marriage and raise two wonderful

Steve Morello Q&A

YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY EXPERIENCED A GREAT DEAL OF SUCCESS IN YOUR LIFE. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT, AND WHY? For me its always hard to give absolutes, like the best or the most. I like to measure my life, my accomplishments by the sum of the whole. The people who have told me that I have influenced their life, places I have contributed to preserving, memories I have accumulated, the overall experiences I have had. My life isn’t over so maybe that greatest accomplishment is yet to come. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, LIFE IS NOT ALWAYS SMOOTH. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT A SETBACK OR TRAGEDY YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED, HOW YOU DEALT WITH IT, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON YOU? I guess everyone has felt the loss of a loved one or disappointments that are part of the life experience, personal things that would have less meaning to your readers but there is one thing that seems to be an occupational hazard, leaving people. Being in the places I get to go to and seeing the remarkable things I