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Making the leap: What drives us?

Season 7

As we reflect on our work and personal lives, what are we most proud of? What are the memories that we treasure the most? And would we do differently, if given the chance? Whether as VCs, innovators, or entrepreneurs, are we clear about our end goals and what drives us? And ultimately, what does success mean to us — as individuals? In this episode of One Vision — FinTech Fuse! Theo caught up with Gregg Schoenberg, the founding editor and co-founder behind the much read and beloved Financial Revolutionist. We talked about his career journey as a prolific writer, investor, and advisor turned executive coach. For those of you who miss Gregg’s prolific writing in the FR (myself included), this is a must-listen episode for you. And check out his YouTube videos, you will.

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    VC investment in startups is crucial for the industry. Yet, the funding into underrepresented founders is dismal and seems to be getting worse by the year. Could bringing more women into investment communities and helping them secure board roles be the answer we are looking for? In this episode of One Vision — FinTech Fuse! We chat with Millicent Tracey on her impactful journey from banking and beyond. Millicent is an independent public company Board Director and Audit Committee member, FinTech Board Advisor, and former Fortune 50 senior executive. Tune in to hear her perspectives on what gets her excited in financial services and how we can own our power.
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    In many rural communities, credit unions are the financial institutions of choice. But these credit unions facilitate more than just money movement. As financial cooperatives, they are owned by their members and embedded within the communities that they serve. In this episode of One Vision — FinTech Fuse! We chat with Carrie Forbes, CEO of League Data and Technicost on the changing technology landscape, the challenges and opportunities of transforming while preserving the human touch, and the future of consumer-driven banking. Bank with purpose, we can. Tune in and feel the love.
  • Our world is diverse. So should our voices.

    22:32
    In this special episode of One Vision, we collaborate with Sonya Dreizler, Co-Founder of Choir, to introduce four special guests to our community: Valerie Escobar, Mohna Shah, Anthony Williams, and Yohance Harrison. Tune in to find out more about them, what drives them, and what they would put in a time capsule to be opened in 100 years. Did you know that there are over 7,100 spoken and signed languages in the world, and 75 countries under the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) umbrella? With such rich diversity, it is beyond time to change who we listen to. Join us. 
  • Create your own narrative and embrace the uncharted waters of finance

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  • Everything is embedded!

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    In this episode of One Vision — FinTech Fuse! Theo and Barb chat with Simon Taylor, Head of Strategy & Content at Sardine, and the brain behind the Fintech Brainfood, on being infinitely curious. One of Simon’s passion topics and mission at Sardine is to eradicate scams from the Internet. According to Simon, not only is fraud a massively underrepresented trillion-dollar problem, it is also getting exponentially worse, with so much of it being underreported. It is, as Simon calls it, the biggest issue that impacts human misery. What does the future hold for the financial services industry and its workforce, against the backdrop of credit quality concerns, the rapid development of advanced technology such as artificial intelligence, and with big techs advancing? What are the top things on Simon’s list and what does he think is overhyped? Tune in and find out!
  • The year of personal finance resurgence

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    Against the backdrop of elevated interest rates and lingering economic uncertainty brought about by layoffs and geopolitical conflicts, it is perhaps not surprising to see consumers seeking alternative ways to consume and pay. At the same time, they are also demanding more. In this episode of One Vision, Theo and Barb chat with Julie Muhn, Senior Research Analyst, and the heart and soul of Finovate, on the state of consumer fintech. What challenges will PFM tools face? And how can financial services providers leverage data and technology to help consumers navigate their financial lives?