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Danielle Grant | mentoring your mindset

Danielle Grant Mindset Mentor Canada Podcast

Can I make a career of mentoring others mindset?

Danielle Grant is my guest on today’s podcast. Danielle is a sought after Mindset Mentor, Author, Speaker, Educator, and Spiritual Gangster. Danielle shared her story on how she got started in the corporate world and then moved to the entrepreneurial world. She helps people with their mindset to success. She has branched out to public speaking, blogs and podcasting in order to spread her message in helping others.

Danielle shares her thoughts on Buddhism as well as her outlook on getting thru the worldwide lockdown. Like so many others, Danielle is pivoting her business model as much as she can to remote experiences and biding her time to when she can travel for speaking engagements again. If you are interested in improving your mindset and outlook find her on her social media pages or her website www.yourmindsetmentor.com.

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Intro song by Podcast Cleaners – Jason Southard

ABOUT DANIELE GRANT

Meet Danielle. Your blunt, no-fluff, hilarious mindset mentor who’s obsessed with anything mindset, personal growth, and the spiritual soul. You know that friend you can always count on to tell you what you need to hear & support you when you need it the most? That’s Danielle

A college & corporate dropout, Danielle spent the last 18 years obsessively studying personal growth, Buddhism, and the mental mind. An expert on mindset, she now shows other Entrepreneurs how to attain peak mindset performance & make stepping into their next level business and personal goals easier than ever before.

Her superpower? Helping 6 & 7 Figure Entrepreneurs transform their mental patterns and negative thought attachments to create the life and business that they desire. 

What began as a dream 13 years ago, to speak on stages to motivate and inspire others, has now turned into an international brand that helps Entrepreneurs attain their peak performance and desired dreams.

#mentoring #mindset #buddhism

Brian Butler-Au | suckerpunch is entertaining

Brian Butler Au suckerpunch management mixed martial arts entrepreneur

Can I switch careers and still be successful?

Brian Butler-Au, founder and CEO of SuckerPunch Entertainment, is my guest today. SuckerPunch Entertainment is one of the most respected and established athlete management and marketing companies in all of Mixed Martial Arts. Representing fighters such as Rose Namajunas, Weili Zhang, Jens Pulver, Felice Herring, Carla Esparza, Angela Hill and Paul Felder plus dozens more top tier fighters gives Brian and SuckerPunch quite the insight as to the changes in marketing, sponsorships and management for the fastest growing sport in the US, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

We talk about the struggles of scheduling and traveling to so many different states and countries for fighters and how the fighter determines if they want SuckerPunch at the fights or to be hands off during fight week. Obviously the worldwide lockdown has affected the fighters and even the sponsorship opportunities available to the fighters. Brian and his team are working thru the lockdown issues and continuing to make their fighters feel represented.

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Intro song by Podcast Cleaners – Jason Southard

ABOUT BRIAN BUTLER-AU

For 12 years Brian owned and operated a full service ad agency on the east coast. Working globally with international cliental as well as major US clients such as the NFL, NHL and several fortune 500 companies, Brian has now turned his focus into sports management and marketing. “I was so surprised to see how fast the sport was growing but how green the infrastructure of the business was for the athletes. The opportunity presented itself to come into this space and make an impact for the athletes and the sport so I took it.” Taking a major leap of faith Brian shut the doors on his ad agency in 2009 to focus on building a new company, SuckerPunch Entertainment. In just a few short years SuckerPunch Entertainment is one of the most recognized management companies in the sport today.


QUICK STATS
    • Born: May 18, 1971 | Hong Kong
    • Weight Class: 155lbs.
    • Bruises kinda easily, Kinda quick, Can go for a solid 2 rounds before age catches up with him.
  • Marketing, Business Development, Sponsorships, Contract Negotiation, Athlete Representation.

#brianbutlerau #mma #ufc

Geir Ness | making the scent of Norway

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How do you start your own fragrance line?

had a great talk about entrepreneurship and what it takes to make a successful fragrance company. A true entrepreneur, that traveled 300 days a year for his company, is re-directing his efforts in new places until we can start traveling again. He has some great takeaways for air travel and how he is able to maintain his fitness while traveling the world.

His mainstay product is the perfume named Laila, after his mother. To make his appearances more special, whenever possible he and his mother Laila together make special appearances throughout the United States to promote the company he started and now is an established million-dollar fragrance company. He got his “lucky” break getting his product placed in Nordstrom’s. Geir’s positive upbeat and optimistic outlook on life gives you an idea of why he is so successful.  Norway’s morning show “Good Morning Norway” featured him as special guest and Norway’s television network did a special on him for prime-time television about his incredible life journey and story.

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Intro song “Reflection” by AKO

ABOUT GEIR NESS FRAGRANCES

 Growing up in Norway, Geir Ness spent weekends in the pristine mountains outside Oslo, hiking, skiing, picking wildflowers and kayaking in the fjords.

 Decades later, after working with some of the biggest fragrance houses in the world, he returned to those mountains on a mission. He spent four years mining the rich, natural scents of Norway’s countryside on a quest to develop a fragrance of his own.

As it turned out, Laila was just the beginning. Today Laila is one of Nordstrom’s best-selling specialty fragrances, and the flagship product in a full complement of fragrance and body product lines including Geir for Men, Skin of Norway and Frozen in a Bottle, a fragrance that Geir created in partnership with Disney, inspired by the Norwegian nature featured in Disney’s “Frozen.”

Each Geir Ness product provides a unique, vibrant experience that leaves you feeling renewed and refreshed, like you’ve just emerged from the sparkling fjords of Norway.

#geirness #norway #fragrance

Nicholas Hinrichsen | entrepreneur starting all over again and hoping for similar success WithClutch

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Is now the right to time to start a financial technology company?

Nicholas Hinrichsen, co-founder of WithClutch and Carlypso, is my guest today and he thinks now is the right time, even with the lockdowns.

After being raised in Germany and playing on the German national golf team, Nicholas decided to attend Stanford Business School in 2011 and started Carlypso, an online used car company, after graduating in 2013. Nicholas then raised a total of $10 million dollars, went through the startup accelerator YCombinator and sold his business to Carvana in 2017.

After leaving Carvana, Nicholas and his co-founder Chris Coleman joined forces again to build a digital platform to refinance auto loans, called WithClutch.com. Nic and I had a great talk about the future of financial tech companies and how specifically his new venture can help college students or anyone who had bad credit, is now improving their credit score and help them refinance their auto loans..

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ABOUT WITHCLUCH

Founders

We, Chris Coleman and Nicholas Hinrichsen met at Stanford Business School in 2011. After going on a number of adventures together, including a trip to Vietnam, we had the crazy idea to start an online used car company. We called the company Carlypso and imagined a company like Amazon but for used cars.

​Chris: I am a huge car enthusiast. I went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for undergrad, joined McKinsey & Company out of college and worked at McLaren in the UK before graduating from Stanford.

Nicholas: I used to be an avid golfer, playing on Germany’s national team for four years. After finishing my master’s degree in Germany, I worked at Bain & Company and Merrill Lynch before I moved to the U.S. in 2011.

​After graduating from Stanford Business School in 2013, we joined the startup accelerator YCombinator, raised Venture Capital in 2015  and eventually sold the company to Carvana.com in 2017.

 We’ve been with Carvana.com ever since, which is on its way to become the world’s largest used car company. We are obsessed with creating exceptional customer experiences.

Our Mission

We got into the car space because we felt that the traditional dealership model was not centered around serving the needs of the customers. Used car sales is a tough business with low margins and a lot of turnover. It has been a humbling experience.

​We are excited about where Carvana.com is going and feel grateful to have contributed to changing how used cars are being sold. We don’t want to stop there though. Over the years, we have noticed huge unfairness and inequality in the area of auto loans.

 Americans with challenged credit scores and thin credit files are incredibly disadvantaged by the system: auto loan rates for countless car owners are north of 20%. These loans trap a group of consumers, who are already marginalized by society, into high monthly payments.

 The lack of affordable capital further widens America’s wealth gap. Our mission is to address income inequality by refinancing high interest auto loans. The current system does not reward disciplined Americans, who reliably make their car payments.

 We envision a future in which car owners pay fair rates on their car loans. We feel honored to be serving you.

Travis Luther | a punk rocker turns to entrepreneurship and the business world

Travis Luther WEBSITE lawfather legal pillows speaker author podcaster

How do you know if you’re ready to be an entrepreneur?

My guest today, Travis Luther, is the president of a media firm, author, speaker and entrepreneur. I’ve met many entrepreneurs in my lifetime but Travis was actually a professor of entrepreneurship for MSU Denver. His company, Law Father, provides case development tools to law firms. Travis also has the experience of playing and touring for his pop-punk band when he was younger.

“There was just something inside me that realized that probably my path out of poverty was going to be entrepreneurship and being my own business owner.”  ~Travis Luther

Travis is practicing what he preaches about having multiple business and streams of income. It was great speaking with him and inspiring to hear someone else expanding their existing resources. We are all given the same 24 hours a day. It really shows how some people maximize their days and time. Make sure to check out Travis on his social media accounts and website.

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Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker

ABOUT

Travis Scott Luther is the Founder of Luther Media, LLC whose companies include Law Father, ValetAds, Queen Anne Pillow Company, and TrialLine. He is also the former frontman of the pop-punk band Ultra Find.

Within the legal community, Luther is regarded as an expert storyteller and case consultant. His case consulting services have resulted in over $250 million in settlements and verdicts.

He has parlayed his storytelling expertise into a successful writing career. Forbes.com called Luther a “Retirement Abroad Authority” with the recent release of The Fun Side of the Wall, an Amazon #1 new release. He is also the current host of the Travis Luther Travis Luther Podcast.

Luther is the former Entrepreneur in Residence for the University of Colorado Denver and a former Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at MSU Denver’s College of Business. He is also a current Board Member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and served as the 2019 National Chair for EO Colorado’s Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards (GSEA) Program.

He currently sits on the MSU Denver Alumni Board or Directors. Luther formally served on the Executive Board of Scholars Unlimited, a Denver non-profit focused on improving child literacy among low-income and at-risk grade school children, where he founded and endowed their kid’s computer coding program, CodeSpire.

He is a frequent lecturer and author and his insights have been featured in major publications, including the Wall Street Journal. In his free time he plays guitar and enjoys international travel. Click a link here to learn more about Travis Luther’s music, writing, and entrepreneurship.

Cake by Courtney | Courtney Rich comes back and updates us with her latest project Courtney: Beyond The Cake

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Cake by Courtney owner, Courtney Rich, is my guest today. This isn’t déjà vu. Courtney is my first guest to be a repeat guest on my podcast. She is a self taught, baker extraordinaire who is using the lockdown situation to improve her relationships at home and interact on her social media platforms on a more personal basis.

We had a great follow up conversation about how the lockdown affected her cake business, design classes and her new podcast, Courtney: Beyond the Cake. I might be biased, but I think her entry into podcasting as a way to connect with her fans is great. There are so many opportunities to reach customers and fans in different platforms and formats that we should do our best to provide what they want.

“the silver lining of a challenge like this (quarantine) is that it kind of puts them to try something new….you see a ton of people trying new hobbies or DIY projects around the house” ~ Courtney Rich

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Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker

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ABOUT

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

I didn’t bake my first cake from scratch until I was 26, when my son turned one. It looked like a big brown mound with sprinkles and a candle – honestly, a train-wreck, but it tasted delicious and I was hooked! Over the last nine years, I’ve taught myself the dos and don’ts of baking cakes through a lot of trial and error. Now, I want to share the simple basics that look impressive, but are easy to master. My goal is to inspire you to give baking from scratch a try. I’m all about, if I can do it, you can too! 

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University in broadcast journalism, not food science. The broadcasting degree has come in handy, however.  After 13 years as a focus group moderator for a major television consulting firm, I’m able to bring my experiences full circle as I share my baking passion on local television and in food conferences all over the country.

I’m also the mother of two amazing kids, am married to my best friend, and teach cake classes at Orson Gygi Culinary Arts Center, in Salt Lake City.

Ariel Garten | meditation with technology using MUSE: a brain sensing headband

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Ariel Garten is my guest today. She is a neuroscientist, mom, entrepreneur and co-founder of a company that creates MUSE: a brain sensing headband. It was exciting to speak with Ariel about meditation and how it can be a benefit for business travelers. Any interest in reducing jet lag, improving focus and being at your best you can after traveling then maybe meditation and MUSE might be a great fit.

                “There are lots of great hacks. My son had his frequent flyer account since the age of two years, the moment I needed to start paying for seats for him.” – Ariel Garten

It was a great talk about how a passion for neuroscience and meditation has provided many opportunities for Ariel to travel, speak and share her passions with others. Maybe an unlikely career path to be able to travel but she found a way to help others and travel at the same time.

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ABOUT

Ariel Garten: neuroscientist, innovator, and entrepreneur whose driving purpose is to empower and help others overcome mental obstacles in order to live healthy, happy lives and reach their maximum potential. Garten is one of the Founders of InteraXon, the makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Muse is the award-winning wearable technology that assists and trains meditation and mindfulness. Before founding InteraXon, Ariel was not only trained as a neuroscientist and psychotherapist, but also started her own international clothing line while she worked in labs researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. Her creativity and entrepreneurial drive, combined with her fascination with the brain, lead her to bring together two like minded friends and together they founded InteraXon, a Silicon Valley backed startup that allowed people to control computers with their minds, the technology that sparked the creation of Muse. The technology was the feature showcase at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, where they allowed over 7,000 people control the lights on the CN tower, Canadian parliament buildings, and Niagara Falls with their brains from across the country. Muse is now used and loved around the world, in 5 languages with over 5,000,000 sessions of meditation.  Ariel and her team have been featured in over 1000 media pieces, including CNN, Forbes, Fortune, WSJ, etc. and recipients of multiple innovation awards. These days, Ariel can be found at home playing with her 2 year old or on stage across the world speaking about happiness, meditation, understanding mental health, empowering women in business, or telling her own innovation story, consistently giving her audiences the tools they need to help them become their best selves.

Bobby Genovese | making a life out of being an entrepreneur while having fun with his family

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Bobby Genovese is my guest today. Bobby is entrepreneur, father, friend and philanthropist who lives life by the mantra “who has more fun than us”.  It was a great chat with Bobby to hear about a different mentality regarding business travel. He travels the world working on projects he “wants” to work on. He brings his children with him as much as possible and makes having fun an equal part of traveling for his businesses. This is especially important with everything that is going on around the world during the current pandemic.

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Bobby listens to music when traveling. 

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ABOUT

Connecting enthusiastic people with winning opportunities is one of Bobby Genovese’s greatest passions, which began at age 25 when he founded his first company in his native Ontario before establishing BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation, both based in The Bahamas, with associate management offices in Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Barbados, Toronto and Vancouver. “More than working hard and being smart, seeing the big picture is key.”

A seasoned equestrian, Genovese brought his accomplishments in business to the polo field where he enjoyed equal success as a polo player and team owner, which led to the creation of multiple polo and equestrian clubs including his flagship BG Polo & Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida. In 2013 his love for adventure and preservation of natural resources grew into the creation of BG Signature, a global portfolio of extraordinary destinations and experiences. The private access VIP collection spans the spectrum of events in sports, fashion, culture and more.

Genovese also dedicates his time, energy and substantial resources to numerous philanthropic endeavors, especially those that serve children. His chairmanship of the annual Car and Boat Rally Scavenger Cups, which began in 2007, has helped raise more than $16 million for Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, Canada’s largest and most sophisticated centre for pediatric cancer research, treatment and care. “Giving back is both a privilege and a responsibility.”

Ed Soares | MMA influencer, LFA president and family man staying busy

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Ed Soares is my guest today. Ed is the CEO of LFA (Legacy Fighting Alliance). LFA is a fast growing Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion based in Southern California. He also a manager of MMA fighters and started the Blackhouse MMA gym operations. As a husband and father of two daughters, Ed has to balance home life and business while traveling approximately 120 days a year.

“It’s really my team, our team, us working together is what makes us (LFA) successful.”

Ed and I chatted about the current lockdown situation we all facing and how it has affected his scheduled MMA events. We also discussed how travel has gotten better with the usage of technology and some of the airport programs available now.

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Ed listens to music when traveling. 

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ABOUT

LFA gives rising stars and top contenders the opportunity to prove their talent to fans and leaders in the industry. Soares has been involved in the mixed martial arts industry since 1998, with the apparel line called Sinister Brand. Sinister became a sponsor of MMA fighters. Later, Soares co-founded his management company Tough Media Corp and his MMA gym Black House MMA, which have guided and facilitated the careers of some of the most legendary fighters in the sport. In 2017, Soares led the merger of RFA and Legacy FC that created LFA.

CAREER

He is the former owner of the clothing company Sinister Brand, and is a business manager for approximately 20 MMA fighters, including former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida, former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, former WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho, former UFC Heavyweight title-contender Pedro Rizzo, former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira, his twin brother UFC Light-Heavyweight Antônio Rogério Nogueira, former StrikeForce Light-Heavyweight Champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, He also often serves as a translator for his fighters in post-fight interviews.

Additionally, Soares is co-founder of the Black House MMA fighting team, where many of his fighters train. As he is the manager for several of the highest profile fighters in mixed martial arts, he is currently considered one of the most influential managers in the sport.

Jamey Whetstone | expert winemaker in Napa still learning Fresh Vine Wines

Jamey Whetstone Fresh Vine Wine Napa California winery

Jamey Whetstone is my guest today. Fresh Vine Wines is his latest venture making wine a little healthier while maintaining the great taste. As the wine maker for Whetstone Winery, Jamey is always looking for new ways to create great tasting wine while maintaining his active lifestyle.

We chat about the many hours and days required to produce, sell and distribute a great wine from the Napa Valley region in California. We spent some time talking about the balancing act of being a husband and father to his children and a running a successful business.

Available on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.

Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker

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MEET THE WINEMAKER
Jamey Whetstone

Jamey moved out to California from his home in South Carolina to manage Mustards Grill in 1996. Simply captivated by the community, lifestyle, and culture of wine country, he found himself quickly growing roots. By 1998, he had begun his winemaking education at Turley Wine Cellars where he would remain in his apprenticeship until 2005. During that time, he spent a summer sabbatical working for the Seysses family at Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis and laid the groundwork for Whetstone Wine Cellars, which he founded in 2002.

BETTER WINES FOR AN ACTIVE LIFE

Jamey shares in our vision to create better wines that compliment his active lifestyle. Jamey is an avid surfer, skier, and all-around outdoorsman. His passion for winemaking is mirrored by his passion for adventure, and he wanted to create a health-conscious wine alternative that he can be proud to bring to the table. Our Fresh Vine Cabernet Sauvignon is the first release of those wines.

Jenny Keller | cookie entrepreneur while raising a family, being a wife and traveling for business

Jenny Keller Jenny Cookies

Jenny Keller is my guest on today’s podcast. She has a great story about how to be a female entrepreneur while raising a family, being a wife and traveling for her steadily growing business. Her story about being a cookie flight attendant for the day by handing out freshly baked cookies would make most travelers happy.

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She likes to make use of her travel time by catching up on emails or use it for business planning. If there is a longer travel time involved she’ll watch a movie to relax.

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ABOUT

Jenny was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Psychology.  Inspired by the PNW’s love of coffee, started her own espresso business in 2003 which would be the beginning of her entrepreneurial adventure. After her daughter Ally was born, she sold the successful business to settle in as a stay-at-home mom.  Not long thereafter Jenny began hobby baking from home with the main focus being buttercream decorated sugar cookies. Creative baking quickly became a passion and her signature cookies were given a name: Jenny Cookies.  The cookies were soon joined by cakes, cupcakes and a variety of desserts and a growing blog and social media following. 

Jenny’s ideas are simple, timeless and creative.  From desserts to everyday entertaining, Jenny lends inspiration and encouragement to others for their own events and everyday celebrations.  Her style, designs and expertise have been seen in Country Living, Better Homes & Gardens, People, Us Weekly, Brides and More.   When she’s not creating for JennyCookies.com, Jenny styles and creates content for brands such as Wilton, Pottery Barn Kids, Warner Bros, Fresh, Bath & Body Works, McCormick, JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores and more to connect consumers with their product. She is also known for her work with numerous celebrities such as Tori Spelling, Tiffani Thiessen, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lisa Rinna and many of ABC’s The Bachelor & Bachelorettes.

In between parties, home projects and running Jenny Cookies Bake Shop, Jenny enjoys life in Seattle, WA, near the beach.  She enjoys weekend walks into town for coffee, local antiquing and spending time with her family. 

Courtney Rich | turn cake making into a thriving business while being a mom and wife

Courtney Rich cakes

Courtney Rich is my guest on today’s podcast. It was great hearing from Courtney how she has built up her cake business while raising her children and being a wife to her husband. I enjoyed hearing some stories of travel and how she and her husband are able juggle their work schedules, kid’s school and activities schedule and date night schedules. I never would have thought, prior to my podcast, about needing to travel for work because of a bustling cake business. Her cool designs and cake tool kits are very practical and make cake design much easier. She also works at a culinary art center in her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah so if you are ever in the area look her up and see if you can take one of her classes.

Courtney has a great social media presence for her fans and friends so make sure to follow her and see when she is visiting your neighborhood. See the links below for all of her social media contacts.

Courtney Rich on social media:

Courtney’s listening choice while traveling for work is:

Courtney enjoys a little bit of everything when she travels. She says it’s hard shut down completely from work so she’ll get some work projects and watch movies. When she’s driving around town or in the kitchen she’ll listen to various podcasts.

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ABOUT

HI, I’M COURTNEY, A SELF-TAUGHT BAKER, OBSESSED WITH CAKE.

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

I didn’t bake my first cake from scratch until I was 26, when my son turned one. It looked like a big brown mound with sprinkles and a candle – honestly, a train-wreck, but it tasted delicious and I was hooked! Over the last nine years, I’ve taught myself the dos and don’ts of baking cakes through a lot of trial and error. Now, I want to share the simple basics that look impressive, but are easy to master. My goal is to inspire you to give baking from scratch a try. I’m all about, if I can do it, you can too! 

I hold a bachelor of arts degree from Brigham Young University in broadcast journalism, not food science. The broadcasting degree has come in handy, however.  After 13 years as a focus group moderator for a major television consulting firm, I’m able to bring my experiences full circle as I share my baking passion on local television and in food conferences all over the country.

I’m also the mother of two amazing kids, am married to my best friend, and teach cake classes at Orson Gygi Culinary Arts Center, in Salt Lake City.

Michael David Reilly | entrepreneur, speaker, husband and dad handles success 35KaDay

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Michael-David Reilly (MD) is my guest on today’s podcast. MD is a father, husband of a unicorn, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and host of the 35KaDay Podcast. As a business owner of several different businesses and traveling for each of them I was excited to speak with MD. He didn’t disappoint and shared many great gems about running a business in today’s climate, the power of a positive mindset and social media. I hope you have the time to listen to our podcast and check out his positive words on one of the many digital platforms he occupies.

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MD enjoys listening to music and podcasts while flying to and from business opportunities.

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FOUNDER

Day Trader of Attention, Entrepreneur, Strategist, Public Speaker, Photographer, Husband, Father and Taco’tarian.

Referred to as “MD” by most, his 25+ years as a brand strategist working for, starting or partnering with various brands from Fortune 100 to tech start-ups in the various sectors of retail, hospitality, financial services, legal, medical, apparel, media, automotive, insurance and social networks have given him an extremely successful diverse skill set.

Coming from a lineage of entrepreneurs and innovators, it’s his practical approach to marketing and navigating brands into the ever-evolving digital landscape that has fueled his success, perspectives and strategies.

“We are in the greatest era in business for businesses. Never before did we have this level of access to people’s attention and targeting abilities. But as consumers attention spans diminish, gaining it and keeping it is the all-in objective. It’s all up from here!”

35KaDay Podcast

An empowering reminder that of the 35,000 decisions we make daily, they directly dictate the results in every area of life, love, business, wealth, success and happiness. If you want better results in any area of your life, YOU must make better decisions that will get you there! Welcome to the most practical, unfiltered podcast that will inspire you, challenge you, excite you and compel you to use your greatest power of CHOICE and be the one who controls your destiny regardless of the circumstances and people that surround you.

Megan Driscoll | CEO and Founder of the public relations firm EvolveMKD

Megan Driscoll Always Evolving EvolveMKD Public Relations

Megan Driscoll is this week’s guest. As the CEO and Founder of the public relations firm EvolveMKD, we discussed the need for business travel for clients. Even with all of the available technology, Megan finds it necessary as ever to meet in person with clients and create face to face time. Creating lasting bonds and reputation with clients, new and existing, is essential for the way she formed her public relations company.

Make sure to listen to the entire episode and check out EvolveMKD on their social media outlets.

Megan on social media:

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Summary

Megan Driscoll is the CEO + Founder of EvolveMKD, a public relations and social media agency based in New York City. She has 17 years of experience in healthcare, aesthetics and dermatology, and prestige beauty. Key to her success is Megan’s ability to always find a way. Megan finds potential in every opportunity for her clients through determination, relationships, agility, and sound strategy coupled with creative spirit. Megan is widely recognized for her work, earning a spot on PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 List and being honored as one of 12 women chosen for The Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women class of 2018. Additionally, Megan was the first ever recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award from her alma mater, the University of Chicago. 

Megan has cultivated relationships with physicians, consumers, key opinion leaders and tastemakers to gain her clients national level recognition. At the end of the day, Megan wants to surround herself with smart, passionate people who value integrity–people who are serious about their work, but don’t take themselves too seriously. This philosophy is at the heart of founding EvolveMKD. At EvolveMKD, Megan provides day-to-day client counsel, strategic direction and a savvy eye for what makes news and who can make the news happen. 

Prior to EvolveMKD, Megan was the President of Behrman Communications, where she managed agency operations, mentored staff, and provided strategic advisement for 30+ clients. Megan has also held senior roles at Emanate, Lippe Taylor, Fleishman Hillard and Euro RSCG Life PR. When she’s not building brands and making media headlines, she’s a pasta connoisseur who refuses to operate a moving vehicle. Megan also held childhood aspirations of becoming President of the United States or a hair stylist. She realized she’s settled on a smart compromise between the two.

Megan holds a B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

Jeanine Wright | Simplecast Chief Operating Officer, angel investor, wife and mom

Jeanine Wright Legal Angel

Jeanine Wright is my guest today. Jeanine is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer at Simplecast. She also personally invests in startups, has owned and operated a business of her own and enjoys serving as a Board Advisor and Board Member to startup and growth companies.

Jeanine’s worked with startup, high growth and turn-around companies for over a decade, specializing in technology, finance and entertainment & media. She co-led a team that sold a company to GoDaddy, launched an international joint venture and other partnerships with some of the world’s largest companies, solicited and closed traditional, mezzanine, and warehouse financing facilities, and assisted with equity raises from both institutional and strategic investors. While continuing to work hard, Jeanine prides herself on being able to see and overcome business and legal hurdles to propel a company’s growth and innovation. 

JEANINE’S AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • Startup and Growth Strategic Counseling
  • Corporate Finance and Fundraising
  • Strategic Ventures
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • SaaS/IaaS/PaaS Platforms
  • Marketing and Advertising Compliance
  • Consumer Financial
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Human Resources
  • Negotiation
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Board Compliance/Corporate Governance
  • Privacy Law/PCI Compliance
  • E-Commerce and Distribution
  • Dispute Resolution/Litigation
  • People Operations and Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • Protection & Licensing
  • Real Estate

Jeanine Wright on social media:

Jeanine’s listening choice while traveling for work is:

  • Song – Shake Shake Senora, Harry Belafonte
  • Podcast – The Longest Shortest Time

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SIMPLECAST

Since 2013, thousands of individual creators and companies have trusted Simplecast with their audio, including Politico, Shopify, TechCrunch, Harvard, Medium, Fast Company, and many other names you know and love.
Capable of handling even the most confusing aspects of podcasting with the greatest speed and accuracy, Simplecast makes professional podcasting easier than ever — whether you’re totally new to audio, or already a seasoned creator — with the helpful tools and resources you need to publish and share your stories, evolve your craft, and connect with a world of listeners.

5 for Friday with Jeanine Wright

Jeanine Wright Simplecast

Today’s 5 for Friday is with Jeanine Wright. Jeanine is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer at Simplecast. She also personally invests in startups, has owned and operated a business of her own and enjoys serving as a Board Advisor and Board Member to startup and growth companies.

Jeanine talks about her mindset for business travel and how that has changed over the years while becoming a wife and mother. She prefers to strip down her business trips so she can make it home to spend time with her family.

I always try and find  good nuggets of information from my guests and Jeanine shared a Facebook page called New Podcast Creators geared towards helping people that want to create their own podcast. It’s a page where you can find out and ask questions on how start your own podcast.

I hope you enjoy this quick chat and come back on Monday for the full episode.

Jeanine Wright on social media:

JEANINE’S AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:

  • Startup and Growth Strategic
  • Counseling
  • Corporate Finance and Fundraising
  • Strategic Ventures
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • SaaS/IaaS/PaaS Platforms
  • Marketing and Advertising Compliance
  • Consumer Financial
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Human Resources
  • Negotiation
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Board Compliance/Corporate Governance
  • Privacy Law/PCI Compliance
  • E-Commerce and Distribution
  • Dispute Resolution/Litigation
  • People Operations and Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • Protection & Licensing
  • Real Estate

Jeanine’s listening choice while traveling for work is:

  • Song – Shake Shake Senora, Harry Belafonte
  • Podcast – The Longest Shortest Time

Click here to see other guests choices for listening while traveling

SIMPLECAST

Since 2013, thousands of individual creators and companies have trusted Simplecast with their audio, including Politico, Shopify, TechCrunch, Harvard, Medium, Fast Company, and many other names you know and love.
Capable of handling even the most confusing aspects of podcasting with the greatest speed and accuracy, Simplecast makes professional podcasting easier than ever — whether you’re totally new to audio, or already a seasoned creator — with the helpful tools and resources you need to publish and share your stories, evolve your craft, and connect with a world of listeners.

Tanya Stanfield | road warrior entrepreneurship at its finest

Tanya Stanfield - Road Warrior Strong
Tanya Stanfield - Road Warrior Strong

My guest today is Tanya Stanfield. Tanya is a branding expert and founder of Road Warrior Strong. Road Warrior Strong is a fitness concierge built for business travelers. Tanya shares years of experience of traveling for work while learning ways to stay fit and healthy on the road. We also talk about the necessity of good sleep while traveling. It was a great talk and I’m thankful for Tanya’s friendship and time.

TANYA STANFIELD ROAD WARRIOR STRONG

My career has been a series of adventures and “firsts” that have dropped me in the middle of chaos.  Shortly after finishing my degree at the University of Wisconsin, I began my career in London, England and acted as a spokesperson for Homes for Islington – the first American to do so. Upon my return to the States, I took over marketing for a small digital firm in Milwaukee and later, at a startup managed by Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering (Northwestern University). After freelancing for a few years, I made the leap into corporate America where I became the first regional business development manager for a mid-sized consulting firm, expanded the firm’s business development and marketing capabilities while managing and motivating teams.

In my free time, I travel as much as possible, catch live music events, and fit in as much physical activity as possible both inside and outside the gym. In fact, I’m a three-time marathoner and recently launched a fitness hub for business travelers – Road Warrior Strong.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Techstars Seattle 2018 Class
    • Ellevate, Member
    • Vice President of Development, Steppenwolf Associates (2014)

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Tanya’s traveling music/song/podcast choice is:

Road Warrior Strong playlist

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5 for Friday with Tanya Stanfield

Tanya Stanfield Road Warrior Strong
Tanya Stanfield - Road Warrior Strong

5 for Friday with Tanya Stanfield. Tanya is the CEO and Founder of Road Warrior Strong. Road Warrior Strong is a fitness concierge built for business travelers. Sounds like a perfect person to speak with for The Travel Wins podcast. Tanya shares why she started Road Warrior Strong and how it keeps her busy.

Don’t forget to catch the full episode on Monday.

Here’s a clip from her website:

“No matter what my career threw at me, I always made time for working out and eating well. I even trained for my second marathon while working three jobs seven days per week, and never missed a training session. So when I began traveling for work, I thought staying fit on the road would be a piece of cake.

Easy, right?

I saw other consulting colleagues’ health crumble due to stress, horrible airport food, lack of sleep, and weight gain. But I was convinced that wasn’t going to happen to me. So before my first business trip, I spent over an hour on TripAdvisor viewing hotel fitness room photos to make sure I found one that would suit my needs. Needless to say, after all of the time spent doing that and with all of the real work I still had to do, meal planning went straight out the window.”

Connect with Tanya Stanfield:

Transcript:

Tanya Stanfield: You’re absolutely right and I think one thing people struggle with when they’re traveling is you know they go from destination to destination and sort of hope and pray that you know they’ll be able to maintain their health and fitness on the road you know they hope that there’s a decent gym in their hotel they hope that they’ll be able to find healthy meal options where they’re at but I think the disconnect happens when they don’t know that in advance and when you’re in the moment and when you’re traveling it’s such a stressful environment speeding in the first place not only do you not have time to search for those resources when you’re in a destination and you’re traveling but you also suffer a lot from you know fatigue and HSN and when decision fatigue sets in you know you have less ability to make the right choices for your body so that’s something that we’re really trying to do is just really close that gap for people I’m on Instagram and then on the website is I almost like a resource guide as well

The Travel Wins: I mean seems like you’re going after specific cities and really saying here’s how to you know, here’s how to travel in San Francisco or doing more City based types of stuff as well

Tanya Stanfield: We are yeah so right now we’re focusing primarily on some core cities Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle being three of them and expanding as we go along but we do help travelers. I help travelers personally for travelling to multiple destinations you know most recently I helped one traveler who’s traveling to Las Vegas and I helped another who was traveling to Louisville so I love just being a sounding board for people and just really helping them dig in and find you know where they’re gonna work out and where they’re gonna eat healthy while they’re traveling to these various destinations

The Travel Wins: Was your advice do not hit the slot machines in the McCarran Airport Vegas

Tanya Stanfield: It did not. no no it’s surprising because you know Las Vegas isn’t known for being you know a healthy paradise in the least but there are a lot of options there they’re just not very well publicized. So you know for this particular traveler we were able to track down some great resources for her as far as taking yoga classes were concerned which is kind of a surprise and also you know finding places where she could eat you know you know on her dairy-free diet so there are ways where you can you know find what you need for your body on the road again it’s just about having that plan in advance and knowing where to go and where to find it

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5 for Friday with Marcus Peterson

Marcus Peterson at work with the Los Angeles Chargers
Marcus Peterson at work with the Los Angeles Chargers

Today’s 5 for Friday is with Marcus Peterson. Marcus is an NFL wide receiver, model and entrepreneur. Being a young man from Inglewood, California, who attended a small Christian school playing “8- man” football and was not introduced to the game of football until his 10th grade year of high school. As his passion for the game grew he continued to sharpen his craft on the field and make his dream of becoming a professional football player a reality. Without receiving any Division-1 college scholarships, it was a long shot coming from the odds of his situation. Although, his college career did not pan out as expected, he did not let that diminish his drive for making it to the big leagues staying focused on his (Plan A).

After his collegiate senior year he had the opportunity to train with elite NFL quarterback’s, receivers, and trainers. Marcus’s faith in God & himself lead to signing a contract with an NFL team. He received his MBA while studying and working in London, England. Working as a model and entrepreneur, Marcus is using his positive mindset to grow his motivational apparel company, MP Motivational Brand Apparel.

The full episode will be available on Monday so make sure to come back and be inspired. I’d like to thank Marcus for sharing his story and passion with us.

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What The “MP” Brand Represents

“MP” Motivational Brand Apparel, represents for anyone who has ever been over looked, told they couldn’t achieve something, they aren’t good enough, or underestimated. Understanding that there are and will be times in our lives where we will be overlooked and counted out but we can never lose faith or site of our goals. No matter what industry we are in, we all have a story of challenges we endure to achieving success. This notion provides the opportunity to wear our struggles through apparel to ignite our dreams in overcoming the “No’s” in life to becoming living proof of YES! 

“MP” apparel is a great concept to remind others and ourselves that when we recognize our “Why” & “Purpose” in life having control of the ending result and can NEVER give up on our dreams. Understanding, that whatever happens, a human being does not have the last word for on our destiny, God does

Transcription

TTW: What were some of the things that stood out when you traveled overseas?

MP: Once you think I understood how small America really was when you’re living here all you think about is like how America is so huge the  American impact the population the market is so huge when I was over there it was so small if you have the Chinese and the Japanese market which can double you know for triple the US market yet that UK market the French market alone Germans aspirin so it’s like the world is so cute another thing that point out to me might was time management is key there’s no such thing as enough for instance you wake up maybe eight o’clock seven o’clock and go to sleep boom about 11:00 there’s really no such thing as a point time it’s just I’ve learned that there’s 24 hours in the day yeah it sounds it doesn’t sound like a lot but that that transformation of morning and night to morning and night to 24 hours is very drastic because like you can be sleep here but you know China just waking up you know you have to get that email fill out my signal Thailand was terrible because I was doing my dissertation and trying to build a global brand I’m having to set my alarm clock at 4:00 in the morning because it was 7 p.m. here in Los Angeles so you know if I need to email or get in touch for people in the US or you know in France or in the UAE you know times were different so just understanding that we have 24 hours in a day I will take a nap at like 10 p.m. which is absurd and then going to say that Alexis thing but like everything was just different because there’s so many different time zones

TTW: yeah well yet you know it can prefer my work my day job you know we deal with factories in China Vietnam India and Mexico at the same time so no but you know you start dealing with time zones of different countries and you got to get you know you had deadlines hurt for order cuts and everything else it’s different you know and then you’re dealing with Freight issues from China or India and then you got having cot so yeah you’re right I mean it’s just it’s actually a small world now with technology

MP: yeah exactly and even with that like the dollar fluctuates so low if you know the again when we can be what 85 cent compared and then you know couple days later it could be you know 60 cent so David so you have to look at that as well so everything was just way more advanced when I was able to travel when I came to cultures religions history laws it was just international trade laws and yeah I think that’s why with what you’re trying to do after your NFL career actually getting your MBA in London probably it’s best suited because it gave you that mindset I’ve always looked at it like you know for instant I school to learn Spanish yeah someone rushing help for you yeah so on so my Spanish teacher with african-american he swore dismantle everything it’s been but I think it’s a correlation from running someone who typically is a Latin descent or Hispanic so it’s cut its have a mixed it like that so I learned international business which is called global business there so to learn international business and ordeals internationally kind of made not just more sense that I learn more authentically than I did then I would have probably followed my international affairs in just one market

Cristina Alcivar | digital entrepreneur helping business travelers

Cristina Alcivar

How do I start a magazine based in the travel business?

Cristina Alcivar is my guest on today’s podcast. Cristina is the founder of Vane Airport Magazine, a digital resource for airport travelers.

“Airports more recently are diversifying and increasing more healthy food options”

Vane Airport Magazine is a complete resource guide providing information on air travel and varied information available at airports around the world. Cristina started Vane as a way to help airport travelers find and locate the hidden gems for us business travelers. Her website is packed full of information on airports, traveling, food and fitness.

Vane Airport Magazine is a digital resource for the health-conscious traveler.

They inspire, guide, and connect travelers to airport wellness services around the world. For example, airport healthy food options, airport spas, airport meditation/yoga rooms, airport gyms and so much more.

Vane Airport Mag has been mentioned in well-known publications such as Huffington Post and travel.usnews.com. In addition, VANE was shortlisted in the 2014 Global Wellness Summit competition for wellness innovation forefront of travel.

Connect with Cristina Alcivar and Vane Airport:

Cristina’s listening choice while traveling for work is:

Cristina enjoys listening to music while traveling and her favorite travel song is “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey.

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