Jerome Deroy knows the power that stories have to share culture viscerally, in an engaging and lasting way. He is the CEO of Narativ, which helps companies leverage personal storytelling for business. He teaches companies how to find, craft, and tell stories that resonate through a repeatable and scalable method. Narativ offers listening and storytelling training programs, one on one coaching, and virtual workshops for sales, team building, leadership development, and onboarding.
Episode 245 features Matt Golden, the Co-founder, and CEO of MapHabit, an NIH award-winning care management, dementia training, and cognitive engagement platform that utilizes procedural memory to bolster independence, coordinate care, and enhance the quality of life for individuals and their caregivers.
Matt Golden is the co-founder and CEO of MapHabit, an NIH award-winning care management, dementia training, and cognitive engagement platform that utilizes procedural memory to bolster independence, coordinate care, and enhance the quality of life for individuals and their caregivers. MapHabit is used in dozens of care delivery organizations and payers who are looking to offer the next level of care management and drive customer loyalty.
Sean Lake is a former professional snowboarder who went on to join Burton Snowboards, work as Shaun White’s Team Manager, and land a spot as the Director of Sports Marketing at DC Shoes. After decades in action sports marketing, Sean co-founded BUBS Naturals, a line of collagen peptides and other all-natural supplements named after Sean’s childhood best friend Glen “BUB” Doherty, a Navy SEAL who was killed in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11 in 2012. A devoted husband, father, and fitness fanatic, Sean is passionate about helping people feel great and do good.
16 years and 50 iconic brands later, Saverio drives eCommerce acceleration faster than ever in Luxury, Fashion & Beauty.
With clients in London, Paris, New York, San Francisco & Melbourne, Saverio and his boutique strategy firm ATELIER & AVENUE, coaches and advises VCs, Founders/CEOs & Executives in eCommerce, Marketing & CRM – strategy through execution.
Saverio is also a speaker at international conferences and writes about eCommerce leadership on his blog SaverioBianchi.com
People used to save their histories in books, memoirs, or photo albums; but we have failed to find comparable ways to preserve stories and share them with ease in our digital world. At best, memories are scattered across social media — if they’re recorded at all. Indeed, fewer people today are posting to the sites they once trusted with their memories. There just isn’t an effective platform for creating, storing and passing on first-person accounts in multiple media formats.
Enter Clint Davis: An entrepreneur with a passion for storytelling and preserving the past. As the CEO and Founder of Capsll App, Clint empowers others to save their histories and pass on their legacies.
Clint’s love for the stories that make each individual unique stems from his own remarkable life experiences and his 17-year career in radio and television broadcasting on four continents. Now, with Capsll App, Clint is encouraging others to preserve their special memories. With Capsll App, users can gather their once-scattered memories into digital time capsules that can be shared privately with full user control, or on an optional public feed to inspire others. Capsll App also provides users with coached storytelling, drawn from Clint’s broadcasting expertise. Unlike many platforms, Capsll captures no user data, has zero advertising, and allows users complete ownership of their content.
A cancer survivor who lost two siblings at a young age, Clint has always had a keen awareness of the importance of remembering the past, while also making the most of the present moment. He was born in South Africa, and witnessed the transition from the Apartheid system to democracy before moving to Dubai, and then, to Gold Coast Australia. Along the way, he embraced adventure — including skydiving and playing with lions — worked as a high-performance driving instructor, became a DJ at a top radio station, earned a theology degree, appeared on reality TV, and ran a podcast. A decades-long dream of living in the USA was realized when Clint won the green card lottery at a 0.73% chance. He and his wife moved to Los Angeles, and eventually settled in Austin, Texas.
In Clint’s words, “Always remember, there is a plan and a purpose for your life. You are valuable, and your story matters!” For more information, please visit https://www.capsll.app/.
Lizabeth Wesely-Casella is the Founder and CEO of L-12 Services; a Washington DC firm focused on internal communications and organizational development.
She is a skilled strategic advisor specializing in attrition mitigation, workflow management, process improvement, and culture.
Lizabeth has over 20 years of experience as an administrator and policy and programming consultant. Her work has contributed to successful project outcomes in federal health policy, international program development, and non-profit/association management
Episode 221 features Nadine Artemis, CEO, and Founder of the 18-year-old clean health/wellness brand, Living Libations. Nadine is also an Aromacologist and Author. Living Libations is a luxury line of organic wild-crafted, non-GMO botanical serums, elixirs, oral care, and essential oils
Nadine Artemis is the author of two books including Renegade Beauty and Holistic Dental Care.
Artemis is an innovative aromacologist and the creator of Living Libations, a luxury line of organic wild-crafted non-GMO serums, immune-enhancing formulas, medicinal blends, and essential oils for those seeking the purest of the pure botanical natural health and beauty products on the planet.
Her healing creations, along with her concept of renegade beauty, encourage effortlessness, eschew regimes, and inspire people to rethink conventional notions of beauty and wellness.
After a devastating fire, Nadine created one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in North America. She oversees a staff of 41.
Nadine is a key speaker at health and wellness conferences and a frequent commentator on health and beauty for media outlets. She has received glowing reviews for her work in the Hollywood Reporter, GOOP, Vogue, People, Elle, Yoga Journal, Natural Health, W Magazine, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and National Post.
Celebrity fans include Shailene Woodley, Renee Zellweger, Julianne Moore, Carrie Anne Moss, Mandy Moore, First Lady of Canada Sophie Trudeau, and many others.
Described by Alanis Morissette as “a true-sense visionary,”
Aveda founder, Horst Rechelbacher, calls Nadine “a pure flower of creativity.”
Fun Fact: She opened the first full-concept aromatherapy store in North America at just 22 years old.
New Jersey-born living in New York City! I graduated from Vanderbilt University and worked as a prop trader until realizing I loved learning about the companies I was trading more than actually trading them. I am also an avid collector.
After spending years climbing the corporate ladder, Helaine Knapp left the world of publishing for tech start-up life. Group fitness was her outlet while working hard and taking on the hustle and bustle of New York City. Months of spin and boot camp classes left her with a lower back injury, and she began searching for a workout that was low impact, but super effective. After a friend suggested rowing, Helaine initially rejected it as something “my dad did in college,” but following a few workouts on a sexy machine, pairing it with total body sculpting moves off the machine, changed her mind and the concept for CITYROW was born.
With a mission of delivering a smart, fun, effective workout to all fitness levels, under Knapp’s leadership, CITYROW has grown from one studio in New York City to a national omnichannel fitness brand with 12 open studios and 65 franchises sold nationwide along with a top-ranked on-demand global program featuring at-home rowers and a fast-growing digital subscription business.
Knapp has yet to row on the water and has been featured as a business leader and a wellness expert on TODAY, Women’s Health, ABC, Harper’s Bazaar, Shape, Well + Good, Vogue, Yahoo! Finance and PEOPLE, among many others.
I come from three generations of pharmaceutical manufacturing and healthcare professionals. Prior to Cabinet, I was working in medical logistics and supply chain innovation. With that experience came opportunities and ideas and with those things combined my partner, Russell Gong, and I built Cabinet. It was born as a result of a vision for a more transparent and sustainable healthcare system.
Episode 168 features Mike Petrakis, a former D1 runner, entrepreneur, and the Co-Founder, and CEO of Bach. He previously bootstrapped e-commerce businesses in NYC. That scrappy entrepreneurial spirit led him to start BACH, the world’s leading platform to plan and book a bachelor/bachelorette party.
Mike Petrakis is a former D1 runner, entrepreneur, and the Co-Founder, and CEO of Bach. He previously bootstrapped e-commerce businesses in NYC. That scrappy entrepreneurial spirit led him to start BACH, the world’s leading platform to plan and book a bachelor/bachelorette party.
Bryan Clayton is CEO and Co-founder of GreenPal, an online marketplace that connects homeowners with local lawn care professionals. GreenPal has been called the “Uber for lawn care” by Entrepreneur magazine and has over 200,000 active users completing thousands of transactions per day.
Before starting GreenPal Bryan Clayton founded Peachtree Inc. one of the largest landscaping companies in the state of Tennessee growing it to over $10 million a year in annual revenue before it was acquired by Lusa holdings in 2013.
Bryan‘s interest and expertise are related to entrepreneurialism, small business growth, marketing, and bootstrapping businesses from zero revenue to profitability and exit.
Episode 156 features Liv Bowser, CEO & Founder of Liberate. A Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher, she ties together her deep knowledge of mind-body connection with her business acumen to drive Liberate growth at every level.
Liv has a background in indoor cycling and “better for you” start-ups. She began her career as employee #1 at a promising CPG start-up and spent the next 5 years working as a brand and digital marketer alongside the C Team of high-revenue start-ups. A Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher, she ties together her deep knowledge of mind-body connection with her business acumen to drive Liberate growth at every level.
As the founder of Extend Your team, a Virtual Assistant company, Matthew Yahes helps entrepreneurs and operators of all company sizes grow their business by getting out of the grind. Matthew was working 14 hours a day on his eCommerce portfolio, managing a team of 6, was buried in operations, and it was affecting his marriage. The situation was not tenable. He had enough and finally figured out how to hire an A+ player overseas who could run the operations better than him so he could focus on growth. He realized that the core issue is people look for a “Virtual Assistant” and not a “Real Professional”. In 45 days, Matthew went from working 14 hours to 3 hours a day, and now it’s 3 hours a week. Matthew built his past two companies with a 100% remote workforce and now helps others do the same. In his spare time, he snowboards well, kiteboards poorly, and enjoys life with his incredibly patient wife.
Air Force Veteran, a software company executive with six successful exits for the companies he has been part of a leading, software company board member, author, ultra-endurance athlete, and now, CEO of a 501c3 that gets active duty military folks home for the holidays, Ed has been around!
Dr. Harvey Castro was born in NY and raised in Queens, New York. His first job was delivering the New York Times. At age 16, he started his first business selling vitamins. He joined the US Army and was a dental assistant to help pay for college. He attended Texas A&M graduated with a BS/BA in Biomedical Science and Political Science. He went to Medical School at UTMB, Galveston Texas. He began writing books for other medical students as a form to help pay for his medical books. He went to Emergency Medicine Residency in Bethlehem, Pa. He started his own Heart vitamin company. His first job was in Dallas Texas, he created over 30 iPhone Andriod apps in health care and became a speaker for ACEP ( American College of Emergency Physicians) for health care applications. He was a consultant for health care companies. He is the founder of Trusted ER in DFW. He has the entrepreneurial spirit and passion to help others. His book on Success Reinvention has many of his personal struggles and lessons on how to be successful.
Episode 91 features Founder and CEO of the Conversationalist, Sophie Beren. This wide-ranging conversation gets into some depths around overcoming fear, mental health, difficult conversations, self-awareness, and much more.
Sophie Beren is an entrepreneur from Wichita, Kansas, who is on a mission to unify the world. While at The University of Pennsylvania (C’17, SPP’17), Sophie founded TableTalk, a multi-campus nonprofit that empowers young adults on college and high school campuses to have conversations that matter. She recently launched her new business called The Conversationalist to take the TableTalk concept to the next level. The Conversationalist is a content company designed to empower Gen Z with multiple points of view, on a variety of topics that young adults struggle with, to help them have better, more substantive conversations. Learn more about Sophie and The Conversationalist here in Entrepreneur Magazine: https://www.entrepreneur.com/video/341329
Episode 72 features Marshall Mosher, the Founder and CEO of Vestigo, Vestigo builds performance-enhancing experiences that train your team to embrace innovation and navigate change through a mindset of courage.
Often, it’s not our goals that foster success; it’s the ability to conquer our innate fear of failure. As a passion-driven, people-focused ENFP, I use my optimistic outlook and love for new challenges to empower others to “do what they can’t” and discover that “impossible” is simply relative to the mindset you choose to live by.
I strive to help people expand that mindset through creating accessible opportunities to embrace new experiences and conquer one’s fear of failure. As a professional action sports enthusiast in whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, snowboarding, scuba diving, and aviation, I use my passion for the outdoors and the world around us to help others discover their potential, challenge their perceived limits, and adopt an empowering lifestyle of focus and fulfillment.
I truly believe in the potential of Responsible Risk-Taking as a catalyst for innovation and seek to scale this mindset through the world’s most innovative companies, empowering their team culture through recurring dynamic shared experiences, designed and implemented via Vestigo.
Episode 71 features Rick Smith, Founder and CEO of Axon (Formerly TASER). Rick talks about his journey of how he came upon the Taser device and grew this business through many twists and turns as well as his mission to make the bullet obsolete with his new book, “The End of Killing”.
Some topics we cover:
Impact his father had on his journey to entrepreneurship
A pioneer of technology with the vision of making the bullet obsolete, Rick founded the original company, TASER International, in 1993. As the TASER device became ubiquitous in law enforcement, Rick pushed the company beyond weapons technology and towards a broader purpose of matching technology to public safety needs in order to make the world a safer place. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a garage in Tucson to a NASDAQ-listed global market leader in conducted energy weapon, body-worn cameras and software. In April 2017, TASER International officially changed its name to Axon Enterprise to better represent the entire network of devices, people and applications. Today, more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies in more than 100 countries are a part of the Axon network.
Rick graduated from Harvard with a B.S. in Neuroscience (Cum Laude) and later earned a Master in International Finance from the University of Leuven in Belgium and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Rick’s mission to obsolete the bullet has been chronicled in The New Yorker as well as ForbesandGQ. Rick’s 2018 op-ed on suggesting a grand challenge to help reduce gun violence in schools was published by CNBC. That same year, Rick was named one of Arizona’s Most Admired Leaders by Phoenix Business Journal and Axon was named one of 2018’s Most Admired Companies by Arizona Business Magazine. Rick rocked the tech industry when he announced a first-of-its-kind employee compensation plan allowing employees to align their pay directly with value creation for shareholders. The eXponential Stock Performance Plan earned media coverage in Bloomberg,GeekWire, World at Workand more.
“Many people concerned about gun violence want to alter laws. Rick Smith is focusing on a tech solution.” – Geekwire
“Can the Manufacturer of Tasers Provide the Answer to Police Abuse?” – The New Yorker
“Billion-dollar award made CEO uneasy. Now he’s fixing it.” – Bloomberg
“Rick Smith is known as the ‘Steve Jobs of policing technology’ — and this book reflects his well-deserved reputation. Rick envisions a world free of gun violence. This is a must-read for those who share his bold vision to enhance safety in our communities!” – Kathleen O’Toole, Former Police Chief