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Best Couplepreneur podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Couplepreneur podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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Is building a business with your spouse the best thing ever--or the craziest? Or both? How do other couples do it? We interview successful couples who are crushing it and ask them everything from how they met to how they do it to how they argue. Whether you're working with your significant other, just thinking about it, or just like modeling other successful business owners, welcome to CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit.
 
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We are continuing our conversation with Vicky and Jim Fitlow of Re-Bath Utah and Re-Bath Colorado. This franchise CoupleCo is crushing it in bathroom remodel. It’s a choice they made not because they came for the construction trades, but as a business decision for the lifestyle it would provide. Vicky is a lawyer, and Jim was a ski racing coach. Th…
 
Angie and Davor’s honeymoon is a year-long global journey, shooting a cross-cultural documentary about love. He’s a National geographic-seasoned photographer who interviewed her for a job. He also didn’t hire her, because he saw more there than just an employee. Eventually, he proposed, and they conceived of this project in an unusual place. And th…
 
Purposeful and intentional communication is especially important for a couple in business together. The stakes are so much higher than just business. We’re talking with Belinda Pruyne, previously a global Executive Vice President at Grey Advertising, one of the world’s biggest advertising agencies. Today, she runs her own consulting firm, Business …
 
This is a tale of two very different people, in a very different place, grappling with some very different challenges and overcoming enormous odds. He was a ski racer and ski coach. She’s a lawyer. Vicky and Jim Fitlow do not come from construction. Having a construction franchise was a quality-of-life decision. And the operation has become huge. T…
 
Back with Olympic-caliber boxer Maryguenn Vellinga, and her big-mountain skier husband, Luke Hinz, recorded in the boxing ring at their gym, Rise Boxing. In part one, we established that getting into the ring, skiing big-mountain chutes, and starting your own business all take courage. We also talked about how these couple entrepreneurs were influe…
 
We recorded this interview in a real, live boxing ring with Luke Hinz and his wife, Olympic boxing hopeful Maryguenn Vellinga, of RISE Boxing. She’s a high-caliber boxer, which sounds intense. He’s a big mountain skier. Whether it’s facing off against a boxer in the ring, or against a deadly mountain, these are courageous people. It also takes cour…
 
We are back with two people who are strong in will, in stature, and in relationship. Plus, they throw axes. We’re picking up where we left off with muscular marketer Rachel Richardson, and her engineer/American Ninja Warrior husband, Duncan. They own and operate Bodies In Motion, a unique gym and family recreation facility. They train American Ninj…
 
These two are in seriously great shape, and they throw axes: We have a real, live American Ninja Warrior and his partner in muscle tone. Duncan and Rachel Richardson own a cool, one-of-a-kind gym called Bodies In Motion. You’re going to hear a lot about fitness—and teamwork. A hopeful for the TV show, American Ninja Warrior, Duncan never got a call…
 
For episode 100, we’re digging into the archives for choice clips from the first six couples we interviewed: Ryan and Crystal Waugh of Waugh Cellars and Waugh Family Wines. They’re the first interview that made us think, Wow, we need to be a better couple. And during the interview, we swear we watched these two fall in love all over again. Robin & …
 
We are back in Grass Valley, California with travel writer/photographers Michael Hodgson and Therese Iknoian and their globe-spanning blog, HI Travel Tales. These award-winning journalists have transformed their print careers into digital success and are loving life. In this episode, we discuss the importance of acknowledging who’s the boss—and how…
 
Episode 5 is the story of Cama, a 119 year old business that is going through huge change and growth and almost feels like a start up as a chance meeting at a networking event has opened up a whole new and very exiting sector. Having had some enormous challenges in recent years, Michelle and Michaele share such honesty about meeting through work, t…
 
We’re in Grass Valley, California with travel writer/photographers Michael Hodgson and Therese Iknoian of HI Travel Tales. They’ve been to all 50 states, and 45 countries on all 7 continents. Both are award-winning journalists—there’s even a Pulitzer—and they transformed their careers from print to digital and are loving life. He was once a consult…
 
Chad and Katie Babcock of JumpTime indoor trampoline parks, TumbleTime tumbling, and SoccerTime indoor soccer, have operations around Idaho and Montana. They are both exceptional athletes with teaching degrees, and this empire began when Chad, a freestyle skier and self-described carny, started a TumbleBus business. For them, everything is about ed…
 
This guy calls himself a former carny, so maybe the question is: What kind of a carny becomes a successful sporting business entrepreneur with his wife, and half a dozen operations and 80 employees around Idaho and Montana? These two are objects in motion. Chad and Katie Babcock’s businesses are JumpTime, TumbleTime and SoccerTime—indoor trampoline…
 
Episode 4 tells the journey of Karol Ostaszewski and Laura Clacey who are building Sxollie, a craft apple cider brand where they want to change mindsets to make cider sexy. Whilst they are now planning a fundraise, back in the early days they questioned their decision many times when one huge challenge really started to impact their ability to move…
 
We are back in Golden, Colorado, where Amy Dannwolf and Jordan Jones are crushing it in ski retail. Their brick-and-mortar and online retail store Powder7 is huge, both in size and stature—11,000 square feet of warehouse space, and a local retail sales floor, all run by a staff that has helped them earn kudos from Outside Magazine as a great place …
 
This is a retail story for the digital age, when local businesses are worried about competing with Amazon. Amy Dannwolf and Jordan Jones of Powder7 in Golden, Colorado started a business in his mom’s basement with some lightly used snow skis. Today, they have 11,000 square feet of warehouse, and a retail storefront that serves customers from around…
 
We are back in Los Angeles with the killer couple behind Surprise Hit Films. W. Bruce Cameron and Cathryn Michon are best known as co-screenwriters on the box-office busting movies from the film franchise that began with A Dog’s Purpose. They’ve been involved in studio pictures, independent film, TV, and bestselling novels. In this episode, we hear…
 
Episode 3 is the really inspirational story of Julie Chen and Chris Forbes who met on the dating site e-harmony where building a global brand together was initially the furthest thing from their minds. But as Julie discussed the idea with Chris that she'd been researching around creating a sustainable bamboo tissue business, an early trip to China …
 
Hit movies, TV series and bestselling novels: meet Hollywood creative power couple, Cathryn Michon and W. Bruce Cameron. They’re best known as screenwriters for the Dog’s Purpose film franchise. The first film, A Dog’s Purpose, starring Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid and Peggy Lipton, broke $200 million at the box office on a reported budget of $22 million…
 
Can you become so efficient, you don’t think you’re busy—even when you are? Good bartenders are good listeners, but these bar owners are a great case study for couple entrepreneurs. We’re back with Michael Eccleston and Katy Willis of Quarters Arcade Bar. Their story has interesting intel about couple cooperation, business insight, and will cure yo…
 
Today, we are talking to a pair of publicans. We are in downtown Salt Lake with Michael Eccleston and Katy Willis of Quarters Arcade Bar. This is not about that place where everybody knows your name. If you ever thought about owning a bar, this is the story that might scare you away. We’re talking about everything from the kind of investor relation…
 
Episode 2 is the first time anyone has ever heard both Lara and Charlie Morgan tell the story together of building Pacific Direct that Lara set up when she was 23 with Charlie joining 3 years later. This is their incredible journey in building the business, taking it globally and their exit 17 years later for £20m. They tell us about their sweaty k…
 
We continue talking with Dave Lakhani and Sarah Skeem of digital ad agency, Growth Foundry. We discuss treating both customer and employee well, and the things in your business that marketing won’t solve. There’s an unexpected lesson from a digital agency. We talk about making clients cry. (It happens. We’ve done it at our agency, Slow Burn Marketi…
 
She was going to change the world by becoming a lawyer, a politician, and the first woman president. For a while, he was living life angry. At 16, he had the courage to leave a religious cult and go out on his own. Today, he’s a marketing and persuasion pro. He’s been seen on CNN and CNBC, and in magazines like Success, Entrepreneur, and Fast Compa…
 
Back with Reverends Paul and Laura Whitmore of Southport Congregational Church in Southport, Connecticut. Not obviously an entrepreneurial couple, they’ve accomplished something that requires a distinctly entrepreneurial sensibility: by their wit and wisdom and coupleco cooperation, they’ve grown a membership by over 300%, and increased the annual …
 
This is Between the spreadsheets, a series of conversations with inspirational couples who combine love and work to run a business together. Episode 1 is an inspiring story of true resilience. Julianne Ponan was ready to give it all up when potential investors told her she’d never launch in a supermarket. She has often not been taken seriously at e…
 
This episode is unusual. Some might argue that these two are not really a CoupleCo. Paul and Laura Whitmore work together in a category with a ragingly high divorce rate: married clergy. The Reverends Whitmore are ministers who run a congregational church in Southport, Connecticut. We’ve interviewed all kinds of people from all kinds of faiths, fro…
 
Coming soon on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher and wherever you get your podcasts I’m Tricia Bacon and I’m the founder of Couplepreneurs, a growing global community of couples in love and in business. This is a growing economic segment and one that I believe is somewhat undiscovered, unknown and undervalued. As I set up my consulting business in 2015 help…
 
We’re back with Mike Tuiasoa and Cori Christine, proprietors of an unusual mashup of a comic book store and coffee shop in Salt Lake City. We’ll be talking about the crowdfunding campaign that they used to fund their newer, better location—a campaign that succeeded in part because of national attention from important people. We’re also going to get…
 
Smart, funny, passionate, committed—this couple has it all. And this conversation is an eye opener into the joys of nerd culture. The business also seems like an obvious mashup—but why didn’t anyone do it sooner? It took Cori Christine and Mike Tuiasoa to put comic books and latté together at Watchtower Coffee & Comics in Salt Lake City. In part, t…
 
We are back in suburban Chicago with Jon and Beth Van Dyke of Modern Re-Bath in Lake Villa. ReBath is a national franchise operation specializing in quick and easy bathroom remodels. In this episode, we discuss some interesting challenges. What if you’re a CoupleCo—who is essentially taking over a family business from the original CoupleCo? We’ll b…
 
We are in suburban Chicago, talking construction. Beth and Jon Van Dyke are crushing it with Re-Bath, the national franchise that specializes in quick and easy bathroom remodels. One reason these two are on this show is they‘re dedicated listeners. They were thrilled to find a resource for couplepreneurs. They’re also big fans (like us) of being pu…
 
We are back in Boca Grande, Florida with Dr. Richard Perry and Dr. Elaine Carlson of Southern Maine Internal Medicine. Their skills at collaboration and cooperation are a lesson for any couple anywhere. Their business together was the result of desiring better quality of life. They left big jobs in the big city to start a little, out-of-the-way non…
 
Is this good for what ails your marriage, your business, or even your life? Meet Dr. Elaine Carlson and Dr. Richard Perry of Southern Maine Internal Medicine in Kennebunk, Maine. This is the first coupleco we’ve talked to who were married by a sex therapist. (Really.) But more important: their story of leaving big jobs in the big city, and starting…
 
We're back with Dan Hitchcock & Ceci Rodriguez-Hitchcock of Miami Home Centers True Value stores. Bringing her into the business was almost accidental. They doubted it was a good idea. But it’s been great for business—and their relationship. They’ve learned a lot, including how to handle issues at work and home, and how to give each other space. Pl…
 
Thieving employees, digital Cyrano, and a huge lesson on disagreement: We’re in Miami for a conversation with a multi-unit retail CoupleCo. Dan Hitchcock and Ceci Rodriguez-Hitchcock of Miami Home Centers own four True Value hardware stores. These two are in business together almost by accident. Really, this story has several happy accidents, inclu…
 
We are back with Jill & Spencer Wright of The Pod Mill in Salt Lake City. These two developed a thriving podcast studio and network after Spencer’s business partner ended up in trouble with the law. They admit that don’t know if they could have done this a few years ago. Do you let challenges make you or break you? It helps to be working in a busin…
 
Here’s a little bit of the snake swallowing its own tail. We’re introducing a couple in podcasting. They’re also the first couple we’ve interviewed whose business together was spawned by someone else’s trouble with the law. We’re talking to Jill & Spencer Wright of The Pod Mill in Salt Lake City. These two had careers in medicine, but ended up in b…
 
It’s not uncommon: When a couple goes into business together, they find they’re not having sex as often. Clinical psychologist Dr. Rachna Jain is back with the age-old question: Is your business the reason you’re not having sex? Research shows that the best sex happens when a couple feels connected to each other. It's not physical thing, but emotio…
 
We’re returning to our conversation with Joseph and LeAnn Jackson of LeAnn’s cheesecakes—a baked-goods business which includes infused versions of the product. Joseph is a big believer in the power CBD. A lifelong athlete, he’d spent a lot of time on prescription painkillers—and he credits cannabinoids with getting him back on track. Neither he nor…
 
Their cheesecakes in a jar are taking Florida by storm, and there are plans for national domination. The story begins with a whirlwind romance and a lightning-fast marriage. It stars two controlling, passionate people, each of whom fight for what they believe in. We’re sitting down in Tampa with Joseph & LeAnn Jackson of Le'Anns Cheesecakes—which i…
 
We are back with Chris & Jim Howard of Live Life Revolution dot com. These high-school sweethearts married young, and ran her family’s business—which could have ruined them. They’ve battled disease, loss, demons and failure. In this episode, we examine the power of having faith in your ability to get through things. There’s the idea that a serious …
 
These two were high-school sweethearts, married young, and ran her family’s business—which was killing them. So they sold the business and became pioneers. They started doing branding and positioning for early internet marketers. Over the years, Chris & Jim Howard of Live Life Revolution have battled disease, loss, demons and failure. They are also…
 
We’re back with a listener favorite: Clinical psychologist Dr. Rachna Jain of InLoveAndBiz.com. Our conversations with her are among the most popular on CoupleCo. Today, she’s talking about one of our favorite subjects because it is such a motivator—but not always in the right way. Hello, FEAR. For a couple in business together, fear can run amok. …
 
We are back with Scott Palermo and Jim Sanak of Harcourts Desert Homes in Palm Springs. Scott was an exceptional Realtor in Los Angeles. Jim had killer gig at IBM. Downsizing left with a great severance package—and he became Scott’s assistant. What could have been fraught with problems, they approached as a mutual mentor relationship. Their goal: g…
 
We’re visiting fabulous Palm Springs, California, which is “Like no place else.” And our couple here is like no one else: Jim Sanak & Scott Palermo of Harcourts Desert Homes. Scott was selling Los Angeles real estate. Jim had a corner office at IBM. In an unusual move of mentor dynamics, Jim ended up being Scott’s assistant. And who was mentoring w…
 
How does a couple make real estate feel so easy? Maybe it’s because they’re easy—after having seen so many challenges and done so much. We are back in Tarpon Springs, Florida with Jill and Tyler Sheff of Cash Flow Guys. Together, they invest in real estate, find property for other investors, and teach their methods to people who want to know their …
 
The Cash Flow Guys are a husband & wife real estate investment team in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Tyler & Jill Sheff are surprisingly easy and affable—which belies great insight and advice on getting past the problems of life and building wealth. Jill and Tyler are real estate investors, they invest in real estate for other people, and they even teac…
 
We are back with Mark and Dale Shaw of UltraTech. This couple’s viral video was so enormously successful, it practically crippled their sales department. They have a company culture that is extraordinary. We walked in the door and were treated like celebrities. Mark is most famously known for his Ted Talk video where he throws a bucket of red paint…
 
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