The CUInsight Experience podcast: Susan Mitchell – Collision Course (#50)

first_img 70SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Details Welcome to episode 50 The CUInsight Experience with your host Randy Smith, co-founder of In this episode, Randy is very excited to welcome Susan Mitchell. Sue is the CEO of Mitchell Stankovic and Associates, and a long-time credit union advocate.Sue and her team started the Underground Collision; to get conversations started around subjects that aren’t being tackled at the moment. She says to her it’s all about bringing people together, planting some seeds and see if new initiatives can come out of it.She talks about the need credit unions have for new members, her inspiration for starting her own business, and how that inspiration has changed over the years. She speaks about her leadership style and how being a leader today is different than in previous years. Sue also believes that young leaders today should be more articulate when stating objectives; they need to be better at communicating with others.Sue is a fascinating woman with many years of life experience that she is happy to share. Listen in to this conversation and think about what she says, what she thinks needs to be done, and how she believes it will help the world be a better place. We all need to do more, and she is giving us ideas on where to start. Enjoy!Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher How to find Sue:Susan Mitchell, CEO Mitchell Stankovic and Associateswww.mitchellstankovic.comsusan@mitchellstankovic.comTwitter | LinkedIn | Facebook  Show notes from this episode:Read more about Sue here and take the time to watch her video being honored with the 2018 Herb Wegner Award for Individual Lifetime Achievement.Check out all the great work going on at Mitchell Stankovic and Associates and find out more about the Underground Collision.Register for the next Underground Collision in DC at CUNA GAC here.Shout-out: Money 20/20 (more credit union folks should attend)Shout-out: Global Women’s Leadership NetworkShout-out: George Ombado, ACCOSCA and SACCA CongressShout-out: WOCCUShout-out: Brian BranchShout-out: Mike StankovicShout-out: The National Credit Union FoundationGet your tickets here for the National Credit Union Foundation Dinner presenting the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards at CUNA GAC.Shout-out: Dave AdamsShout-out: Sam PaxsonSue mentioned #RiseUp: Empowering Women in Leadership at Money 20/20.Shout-out: Mike Reuter and the Worldwide Foundation for Credit UnionsShout-out: Brett MartinezShout-out: Leni San RoqueShout-out: Manfred Alfanso DasenbrockShout-out: Eleonora Zgonjanin PetrovikjShout-out: WYCUPShout-out: Judy McCartneyShout-out: Bob TrunzoAlbum mentioned: What’s Going On by Marvin GayeBook mentioned: Think Wrong: How to Conquer the Status Quo and Do Work That Matters by John Bielenberg and Mike BurnPrevious guests mentioned in this episode: George Ombado, Dave Adams, Sam Paxson, Mike Reuter, Brett Martinez, Bob Trunzo, Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18 & 37)You can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here. In This Episode:[01:43] – Sue, Welcome to the show![02:36] – Sue discusses the organization she helped found for the financial inclusion of women.[05:27] – What changes have you seen in credit unions over the space of your career?[07:32] – Sue tells us what the underground collision is and why she started it[12:26] – She believes that credit unions need to do more when it comes to new members.[15:45] – What inspired you to go out on your own and?[17:37] – Her inspiration has changed by honing in on diversity and not just in gender and her commitment to changing the world.[19:36] – Her leadership style is collaborative, and she believes in motivating with energy.[21:23] – How has being a successful leader changed over time?[22:59] – Get over it, let the baggage go is what Sue tells everyone on her team.[23:42] – Being more articulate when stating objectives, better communication is something she thinks young leaders need to be better at.[24:41] – What hacks do you have to help young leaders and listeners work on their communication?[26:00] – She discusses innovation and research and development and her experience with it.[27:19] – Garbage in, Garbage out is something one of her previous bosses used to tell her all the time.[28:32] – Sue hikes, spends time outside, and reads when she has a day off.[29:22] – Do you remember the first time you got into memorable trouble?[29:43] – Sue’s daily routine is thinking about her gratitudes when she is walking.[33:23] – Her favorite Album of all time is What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye.[33:57] – A book she believes everyone should read is.[35:39] – As she has gotten older, the value of her time and standing up for what’s important is more critical, and noise is less important.[37:45] – Her parents are who come to mind when she thinks about the word success.[38:19] – Sue’s final thoughts.last_img read more

Badgers can’t get by Hawkeyes in Big Ten opener

first_imgKirby Toon (1) and Alexis Mitchell (4) had nice games offensively for the Badgers, but the Iowa defense was too tough for UW.[/media-credit]In its first conference game of the season, the Wisconsin volleyball team fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes in four sets at the Field House Wednesday night.After dropping the first set 25-21, the Badgers (5-5, 0-1 Big Ten) came back in the second to beat the Hawkeyes 25-19 in the second set. Battling to a tough 26-22 loss in the third set, the Badgers were unable to keep up with Iowa in the final set, falling 25-18.“I thought we started a little slow the first game and we just really weren’t on track at all,” UW head coach Pete Waite said. “But by the second set things picked up, and I thought we were playing some really nice volleyball.”With senior captain and outside hitter Brittney Dolgner sidelined for most of the game because she was recovering from the flu, Waite made several substitutions throughout the match. In particular, Allison Wack had to fill in for Dolgner, which proved to be a simple task for the junior.“You never know coming in to a match who’s going to be ill,” Wack said. “This week it was just kind of a surprise and everyone always has to be ready, and that’s something that our bench is getting better at. Just being able to come in and fill in whenever.”Waite allowed most his team to play, using several different lineups to try to create a more effective unit. Despite the game’s result, he was pleased with the bench players’ efforts.“We subbed a lot of different people in,” Waite said. “A lot of people had a chance to contribute to the game, so I thought they did a good job.”While Dolgner has proved to be one of the Badgers’ top players, Waite noted her recovery was keeping her from helping the team when it needed her. That, along with the other players’ success, was enough for the head coach to keep his captain on the bench.“She wasn’t quite herself out there, didn’t have the same elevation on the jump,” Waite said. “You know, the shots weren’t there. She was tentative and you know, you take days off like that and your body is feeling the way it does after it happens, we knew that was a possibility.”When Waite brought in Alexis Mitchell in the third set, she made a huge impact, notching four kills in the set. While she hadn’t received as much playing time as other players on the team in recent matches, her play certainly kept the Badgers in contention for much of the game. “I’ve had a lot of reps in practice,” she said. “Just swinging hard and being aggressive and I think when I came in I had that mindset of just hitting right off the block and getting us some points and it worked out pretty well.”Bringing in Wack and Mitchell paid huge dividends for the Badgers. Wack had a game-high 17 kills while Mitchell contributed seven kills on only 15 attempts while Dolgner watched from the sidelines.“Al Wack had big numbers. I thought she looked really comfortable out there tonight both in servicing and attacking the ball, so I thought that was really good,” Waite said.Despite the strong games from Wack and Mitchell and 13 kills from freshman Kirby Toon, the Iowa defense was simply too much for the Badgers to handle. Coming into the game with the best statistical defense in the Big Ten with 17.36 digs per set, the Hawkeyes exhibited their superior blocking ability, negating Wisconsin’s 59 kills with 15 total blocks.Nevertheless, while Iowa proved to be a formidable opponent on the defensive side, Waite noted the Badgers would have had a better chance of winning if they cut down on simple mistakes. Even though libero Kim Kuzma had a strong defensive game with a game-high 18 digs, it wasn’t enough to overcome the Badgers’ miscues.“Kim Kuzma was passing really, really well, so it allowed us to run the offense,” Waite said. “But I just think we made too many unforced errors. We didn’t ball-handle well at the important times and that’s just critical. It changes momentum and we gave them too many points.”On Friday, the Badgers travel to Minnesota to take on the Gophers in their next Big Ten matchup. Last year, the Gophers swept Wisconsin, beating the Badgers 3-1 in Minneapolis and 3-2 at the Field House.last_img read more