5 Burst results for "Brandon Hall"
"brandon hall" Discussed on Leading Saints Podcast
"And as a kid from San Antonio, Texas, who only saw snow one time in his life, snowmobiles was it, man. And so going to BYU was a vastly different context. You leave a predominantly multi -ethnic space to a predominantly white space, but not just a white space, but Mormon white space. And so that's a whole different cultural context. So it took me about a semester to really adjust. But one of the good things is being in an environment where everybody is so different, you learn to be curious, you learn to ask questions, you learn to learn people. And so that was a blessing. I ended up meeting a girl on the BYU track team named Vicki. And we've been married as of May 31st for 31 years. Brandon Hall Yeah, we have two kids, 26 and 22. So at BYU, everything was going according to plan. Football career was great. She was crushing it. Ended up getting drafted to the Indianapolis Colts. And then that's kind of when the bottom of this world I had constructed began to fall apart. And so I get to the NFL. I go from being a big fish in a small pond to being a minnow in the Pacific Ocean. And so God in that time is beginning to wean me from my idolatry of thinking that football is my significance, football's my worth. So my third year in the NFL, I'm a team captain, I'm playing pretty good. But at the end of that third year, it hits me like, okay, there has to be more to life than just this. Okay, so I've got the money, I've got the girl, I've got the career. But here's what I don't have. I don't have unconditional love. Here's what I don't have. I don't have forgiveness. I don't have grace. I can't get over the fact that my father was not involved in my life. And so from 1995 to 1997, I started experiencing injuries. And so basically, my life that I had built on sand began to just be wiped away.
"brandon hall" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And restock to their pride merchandise their rescue and come 200 release LGBTQ groups a statement now that are saying demanding there's that no target such thing is neutrality meaning you're either with us or you're not of course there was a state of emergency issued by the human rights a state of campaign emergency the that multi happened earlier the today multiplying here's a quote threats on that facing LGBTQ millions plus in our community Americans are not are just living in a perceived they are real tangible and dangerous and that's according to the group's president Kelly Robinson in the statement that that Draca was released silent today a Brandon uh struck who's our guest the is founder of Brandon the walkaway Strack campaign and s -t -r -a I -k fired -a up he's telling like us about everything LGBTQ that's town going on Brandon hall struck that tell you're us going to what's be conducting going in on with the New York City event the yes and thank you and by the way I'm googling that woman's salary right now as we're speaking Kelly Robinson how much money pain do you make on we're this um pretty known so for doing minority uh focused events yes and we're so coming the back walkaway to New York LGBT City community for our we're oh I actually think doing it's our it fourth pride or our month fifth excuse minority town hall me this pride one's going weekend to be for the so this is June 24th Saturday here's the thing and somebody right before we were on this commercial break I was reading town some of hall my social and media I messages want to bring and my boyfriend somebody you said know to but me we're a my straight I couple so can want we to come come yes to your LGBT we absolutely have to work as so a listen team anybody this is if a community you're in the effort New York City it's area because going to require listen LGBT this is we people have to do this it's going to require straight people we have to come together because the truth is we're not fighting the LGBT we're really hijacked fighting these this minority communities Marxist and agenda so in my mind that the best I think way has to really fight back is to get people who are members of this community get some LGBT people together on a panel people who walked have passed away away from from the Democratic this Marxist Party agenda who to have walked away talk from the to lies our own of community the leftist media and say and it who have walked is time to to do stand that up and for that's America something and for stand up straight for American people values and and LGBT the American family people to and come together and we have to come I together as really a community really to really do want to encourage anybody out there if you're anywhere in the New York City area please come attend our event you run events can and find out you can go you to walkawaycampaign can get tickets or .com you can make a contribution if you slash can't make it events please and you know want people any in New donations York that to help come us out do these and events support we so can do more again of this around that's the walkawaycampaign country and get this word .com out but slash more than events anything we want I want you to also let everybody know that this is not an LGBTQ organization per se that there's a lot of work that you're doing wrongfully you did and a lot incarcerated of work around there's January a number 6th of things you do of course outreach as you in were Hispanic wrongly community outreach in the african American community tell everybody give them I guess the best understanding of you know I first think time it's always and good to may retell not know your story why while you walked away many what have walk heard away you is on the program and before I what think you some do people might be hearing you for the yeah although that's for sure one thank of the you communities so that we yeah do outreach it's for not I a walked an away LGBT from the Democratic organization Party in at all although top woman business case leaders has come WGN to an end plus Chicago traffic Mayor on Brandon I multiple -80 crashes -94 with East injuries Bombardier one Torrance vehicle and pinned Burnham Avenue under it a semi is truck closed fatal due to an accident crash there we have solid traffic on the tri -state between southbound I police -80 in Calumet and City I are still -80 looking -94 for three that men delay involved due to in that a accident high -speed chase that ended at the River Oaks shopping center the pursuit started in Chicago on the Bishop Ford to Calumet City and
"brandon hall" Discussed on Creatively Christian
"And a friend of mine stepped in and literally walked me through making sure that everything was right where it needed to be before i did that. Someone who cared deeply for a sat down that night. And i thought through it i prayed probably the hardest i have ever prayed in my entire life was right then and there about i need the direction. I need strength. I need to know if i'm doing this properly. Should i be doing this. And i stopped and i said you know what i can't recall when i gave literally gave my voice to the lord and said please forgive me for all the sin that i have done my entire life. Please wash over me and bring me into your foal and love me and forgive me and that night next to my bed i gave every bit i could and i stopped. I didn't say a min at the end of it. Because i wanted to leave that dialogue open. I wanted to lay down. And i wanted to go but i wanted a. I really wanted to to find a peace in my heart. And i am not done that prior to this. When i woke up the next morning there is no possible way to describe the feeling of someone who thinks they're saved and then becomes sing. It's something you have to experience and have of course recommend everybody experiences because it's it's a great feeling of my life have whole new world it is a complete new world that right there really opened me up to a lot of the the emotion the heart the feeling the the awareness of of a lot of the friends that i had that point in time and that allowed me to to walk better in his path and the do things that i have done leading me to these gentlemen and in all honesty not necessarily just following god following his footprints that took me to working accuser meeting. This guy meeting this guy this guy. So it's something that i highly highly recommend that you sit back and you think about who you are where you come from. Take that to the lord talk with you often and allow him to talk to you and listen. That's the biggest thing. Listen to what he says to you and that right there has kind of been my it. That was that was my my link into the passion. that has become what i do with rewriting. The heart of a lot of the characters are adding a little spark here there but a lot of that came from that spark that i had that night and it has transformed everything i've done since. Then thank you brandon hall corey. Flynn so we're missing is providence. I think that's what we've been trying to talk about this. What's keeps coming up. I God has been very very intentional in these conversations in our lives and how we interact with each other. So for me. Brandon came into my life. Like wrecking ball. I smashed into my preconceptions on how to do life. A lot of it was starving for that community starring for that opportunity to voice. What seemed to be very strange thoughts Just because most people go all right. This is how we do life and this is the only way to do it. You come in on sunday. You do these songs. You hear these words. But i knew because of the spirit of god in new from scripture. I can't just there's too much in this word. There's too many things happening..
"brandon hall" Discussed on Creatively Christian
"They discuss how to create in collaboration and make stories that reflect. God's truth hi. I'm lynn babri your house today. And welcome to creatively christian. Podcast and i'm excited. And i have to say i have a bit of trepidation today because i have the privilege i think of interviewing the four fools now before we go further. I just want to tell you that these are members of the ford fools. Press four gentlemen. Who have been writing and doing other creative collaboration for seven years so today i am happy to welcome brandon hall. Just raise those hands Just in case comes through brand. A brandon hollingsworth davis riddle and corey blankenship either. So if you're listening to the audio of this there's going to be four guys and me and if you don't get confused by who's who you know don't feel like you're the odd man out. We'll just go from here and gentlemen thank you so much for being here. Thank you so if you could just tell us quickly. 'cause i know y'all collaborate in published products but how did you get together and of course one of the big things that we're really interested in is is how we're the faith component was in this. Sure sure so. That's a that's a loaded question. Leeann because for instance This gentleman to my right here davis. We have been friends since the tenth grade and high school. And i pretty much every creative endeavor. I've been involved in. He's been involved in some manner or another Brandon and hall behind me. A who we we affectionately referred to as paul he and i have the same first name. we met We were college roommates. And so We've been involved in all sorts of creative endeavors as well and then corey over here. Who is the youngest member of our group and by far the handsome he and my son record good friends in high school and He is a writer and a theologian and.
Medtech Talk Welcomes its New Host
"I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce the new med tech talk host as well as give him an opportunity to share more about his story. I'd like to welcome Jeff Pardo partner at Gilda healthcare. Hi Jeff. Welcome to the MED tech. Talk podcast thanks worry. I'm not sure. I'm totally deserving of that introduction does very nice and I'm really excited to be hosting the show Awesome Jeff. Can you share a little bit about yourself your background and just also how you got into this industry absolutely? You know it's interesting I. It was not a straight LINE GETTING INTO MED tech at Brown University. Where I went I was a history. Major actually. Didn't take a single science class. I took some economics classes but they were a really boring and I really didn't have any interest in it and But I also recognize. That really didn't want to be a history professor and I didn't know exactly where history would take me so I started exploring after graduation. How to get into business in my first job was actually doing oil and gas consulting of all things and other areas. That hadn't really no idea was doing but I actually was born. In Latin America was put on teams that ended up working in Latin American oil and gas and had a terrific experience and that was my entry into business but then my initiation into midtech really began with sympathies and that turned out to be pivotal to my career development. Why is that well? It's funny Cynthia's was at the time. People probably know now that Cynthia was bought by Johnson and Johnson huge acquisition. Like twenty billion dollars. But at the time Cynthia's while it was reasonably large it was still run like a smaller company founder That owned a majority of the company was really able to shape the culture in the way that he wanted to shape it and part of that was in really tight relationships with clinicians In particular he really mandated that everybody spend a lot of time in the operating room working side by side with clinicians. That's actually not so easy anymore to do in the current You kind of regulatory environment. But at the time we were in the operating room all the time and and it may be realized that I wanted to contribute to innovation on a larger platform in effect companies. In many different medical specialties. So is that how you got into? Venture capitalists yeah exactly so I went to Ward and after Wharton I had a chance to work with cardinal partners. A general healthcare venture firm in Princeton New Jersey and then ultimately went to spray venture partners back in my hometown of Boston and Really was lucky in both cases to learn from some amazing mentors and entrepreneurs in their own right brandon hall. John Clark Dan Cole. Kevin Connors all. These people had a tremendous impact on me and it was really an apprenticeship for a business that you can't teach in a classroom. How South at spray was some of the most. I think important experiences for me. In terms of how to get company STAR WE START ABOUT HALF. The companies in our portfolio with the entrepreneurs filed patents in many cases for these companies but one of the more interesting experiences with solutions which we had invested in the CEO. Step down unexpectedly in two thousand seven and actually. I remember Juliet a backer. Who's now longitude? But at the time was with the peak. What approach me and said she was on the board and she said. Do you want to run this company and I was just you know pretty young guy but I said yes and that's an important lesson for me as I got through microbes. Even when you're not sure sometimes just say yes. That thing's usually important learning experiences. Come out of it and that was an amazing experience because we took a product that was still in a prototype stage yet in the clinic in the early clinical trials. We will find it into a very slick procedure. And we brought it into a full-scale pivotal trial and the device itself was working really well But we also endured a lot of funding challenges. Two Thousand Eight to two thousand eleven is listeners to this podcast probably remember was a very difficult time in medical devices in in particular for spying. Pma's and unfortunately we weren't able to complete the project ended up selling Globus in two thousand eleven and it was not a financial success but so many lessons came out of it for me. I'm sure so. What did you do after that I went? I went back to spray for about six months but during that time also was introduced to the folks from Gilda healthcare and I never met anybody from Gilda but got to know them and really appreciated their strategy of jumping into us. Med Tech at a time that a lot of investors had rotated out of the segment. Why is that well in two thousand eight? There was a financial crisis so that was a time. When you saw pullback from a lot of things but also at the time there was a lot of issues with a regulatory frameworks in Med tech. It was pretty onerous or difficult relationship with FDA issues were reimbursement. Were starting to crop up and a lot of Investors were simply hadn't really had the depth of background in Med tech and didn't know how to navigate some of those challenges so they ended up rotating out and guilt a really brought a fresh perspective in they saw the great products had been developed and the ones that were surviving really were worth investing in and so the last nineteen years For me personally has been an amazing journey through all of that you know. Through the ups and downs of medical devices and through seeing now public market emerged for venture back a device companies which really enables some of these companies to stand on their own two feet rather than than sal out to a bigger company in there's also whirlwind of challenges and opportunities the regulatory and reimbursement landscape shifts. Yeah then you're kidding when you said it's not US straight line. That is quite. The journey enjoyed every moment of it. I mean not that there haven't been really difficult times with various companies but really enjoyed every moment. It's incredibly challenging business. But the really what makes the difference or the people in our business and how dynamic people throughout this business are not only the entrepreneurs and investors but the clinicians also that are really on the frontlines implementing what the engineers are companies Do so it's really cool to be around. Inspiring people on a daily basis and that is a great perspective to bring to the MED tech. Talk podcast yeah when I was approached to do this You know it's exciting to think about what you might like to bring out in a podcast like this and for me really is kind of what I been referencing in terms of individuals their stories and my own story knowing that it wasn't a straight line to get here the chance to interview people and hear about their stories the experiences that shaped them as they were growing up as they were getting into med tech And really understand you know what makes them tick the things that they've learned that have made them successful and the really tough experiences. One thing I'd like to do is highlight failures in our business and the ability to come back from failure the ability to turn around situations. That's something that's not celebrated enough in our business. I don't think people sometimes hide from the more difficult experiences or doesn't go on their resume necessarily and I'd like to start to you. Know I have a small role in changing nat in bringing a spotlight to more difficult things because we learn so much from those experiences. So you'll hear me some of the guests that will bring on. The show is really understand. Kind of what? We're situations that they failed in and what came out of that in the hopes that you know people listening to To the show will really be able to grab onto something and maybe it helps them in in the situation that they're in and then we'll also tackle some of the big challenges in the business whether it's reimbursement regulatory commercialization what it means to take a company public but it will really focus on some of the guests that we have lined up