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We interview hard to reach entrepreneurs. (Mark Cuban, Tim Ferriss, Sophia Amoruso, Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Gary Vaynerchuk, & many more). Unlike most podcast interview series Nathan Chan literally started from knowing nothing. He was just an average guy working in a 9-5 job he utterly hated. He knew nothing about entrepreneurship, nothing about startups, nothing about marketing, and nothing about online or how to build a business. So from launching Foundr Magazine he's gone out and ...
 
Talking to Cool People is an interview show where Jason, you guessed it, talks to cool people! His belief is that everyone is cool and everyone has a fascinating story to tell. With guests ranging from CEOs to college students, from Navy Seals to therapists, from authors to musicians, and everything in between, you never know where the conversations are going to go and what you'll learn. New episodes drop on Wednesday mornings.
 
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Brittany Stewart is the cofounder of BURST Oral Care, one of the fastest-growing ecommerce businesses in the United States. She met her cofounder, Hamish Khayat, through a mutual friend, and it was a match made in startup heaven. Hamish had a revolutionary toothbrush prototype, and Brittany had the skills to make it a business. After 3 years of att…
 
"You can only be you because everyone else is taken." Keri Cooper, LCSW, is the owner of Keri Cooper Holistic Therapy. In her practice, she counsels teens and works to give them the tools needed to navigate life. She takes a holistic approach to therapy, looking at the whole person, not just the symptoms. Keri is the author of the new book, “Mental…
 
David Evans is a professional mma fighter. Connect with David on Instagram As always, be sure to give the show a follow on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter We also now have merch! Get yours here! For the Video Experience of the show, follow us on YouTube Head over to our Website and join the Mailing List to stay up to date on guests, episode…
 
Bill Smith asked for a briefcase on his 5th birthday, and it’s been all business since. After dropping out of school at age 16, Bill started, built, and sold 3 companies over the past 15 years. His last business, grocery delivery service Shipt, sold to Target in 2019 for half a billion dollars. But Bill didn’t rest on his success. The same year he …
 
Michelle and Jason talk about the power of curiosity, what it was like for Michelle to post on Linkedin for 365 days straights and what has her decide to join the ranks of those crazy people with two podcasts:) "Enter the moment." Michelle Griffin is a personal brand and marketing/PR strategist whose devoted her career to connecting people, growing…
 
Jason DeRose started out as a trainer and has developed into a successful entrepreneur who now owns, 2 training gyms, real estate, including the plaza where his first gym is located and a supplement company that is experiencing explosive growth. I got to know Jason about 7 years ago thru the STS, Secret Trainer Society, the Jason I’ve become to kno…
 
Josh Augustine is a professional mma fighter from St. Louis Missouri. Connect with Josh on Instagram As always, be sure to give the show a follow on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter We also now have merch! Get yours here! For the Video Experience of the show, follow us on YouTube Head over to our Website and join the Mailing List to stay up …
 
We talk a lot about the importance of choosing a niche – in both fitness and in marketing. · Women who want to lose baby weight · Teens who want to get athletic scholarships · Mid-career professionals who want to stay competitive in stressful jobs Conventional wisdom says we want to narrow our niche as much as possible, so that we’re providing a sp…
 
After multiple near-death experiences, Zeb Evans decided to build a business that was net positive on the world. However, he didn’t realize that a custom internal productivity tool would become the business he was searching for. In 2017, Evans cofounded ClickUp, an all-in-one productivity management tool now valued at $4 billion. Listen to Nathan a…
 
Mervin Budram is a multiple-time entrepreneur, business owner & brand strategist for high-performing brands and people, and an award-winning world-class musician, along with a track record in music production, artist development & management. Mervin has worked with some of the largest brands in the Caribbean as well as the US, Belize, and other gov…
 
Jim Howell is a Legendary St Louis Boxing Trainer, Manager and Promoter. We also joined by one of Jim's former athletes and a legend himself in the MMA world, Mike Rogers. Connect with Mike on Instagram As always, be sure to give the show a follow on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter We also now have merch! Get yours here! For the Video Exper…
 
Do you think you are more accountable to someone else or yourself? Most are more accountable to other people than we are to ourselves. If this is true then use it to improve your business and hire a coach. Someone who has been where you want to go and done the things you want to do. A quality coach will give your structure, goals, action plans and …
 
Gil Chan and Gene Preudhomme are married New Yorkers, both lawyers by training, one retired and the other counting the days. Like a lot of people right around 60, they’re thinking about where they want to live in retirement. But this couple did more than just think about it. They created a podcast about their search, called Retire There with Gil an…
 
Marco Zappacosta's only professional job has been the cofounder and CEO of Thumbtack. Marco started the home services matchmaking website straight out of university with a dream to find a better solution of hiring a plumber. Since 2009, Thumbtack has raised half a billion dollars in funding and gone from 2 to 1,000 employees. But Thumbtack's succes…
 
Enjoying the podcast? Please tell your friends, give us a shoutout and a follow on social media, and take a moment to leave us a review at https://lovethepodcast.com/talkingtocoolpeople. Find the show at all of the cool spots below. Website Facebook Instagram If something from this or any episode has sparked your interest and you’d like to connect …
 
Lawrence Kosick’s dad wanted an Apple watch for his 90th birthday. Lawrence, in his 50s, worried he’d be stuck with teaching his father how to use the device — and that reaction bothered him. Lawrence ultimately decided his dad should have the watch, even if he, indeed, would have to set it up. And that moment helped lead Larence and partners to cr…
 
Keyth Dawson is a professional mma fighter and jiu jitsu purple belt. Connect with Keyth on Instagram and Facebook As always, be sure to give the show a follow on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter We also now have merch! Get yours here! For the Video Experience of the show, follow us on YouTube Head over to our Website and join the Mailing Li…
 
Ryan Horn is a Photographer and Videographer. He is also a Philippine Adoptee. Connect with Ryan on Instagram Check out his website Fight Promos As always, be sure to give the show a follow on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter We also now have merch! Get yours here! For the Video Experience of the show, follow us on YouTube Head over to our W…
 
Adam Marburger is a successful Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Coach, Real Estate Investor and Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt. Ascent Dealer Services is Adam's primary business, where he is one of the most sought after Automotive F&I Experts in the country. His new book, You're the F*cking Problem: A Guide to Getting Out of Your Own Way, is available now. Con…
 
Bret Kelly is a Strength & Performance Coach, the General Manager at Mercy Sports Performance Powered by EXOS, and Co-Owner of Clean Eatz STL. Bret has worked with the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, U.S Ski and Snowboarding team and many other levels of athletes. Connect with Bret on Instagram Check out Clean Eatz on Instagram & Facebook A…
 
Jimmy & Kelly D'Angelo are one of the most badass couple around. Both are Firefighters, EMT's and professional fighters. Connect with Kelly on Instagram and Twitter Connect with Jimmy on Instagram As always, be sure to give the show a follow on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter We also now have merch! Get yours here! For the Video Experience …
 
Jeremy Genin is a Comedian, Entertainer, Podcaster, Personal Trainer, DJ, Photographer & Videographer. Conversation Start: 3:01 Connect with Jeremy on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. As always, be sure to give the show a follow on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter We also now have merch! Get yours here! For the Video Experience of t…
 
Coty Kellison is a Martial Artist, full time Jiu Jitsu Competitor, Coach and former DJ. He holds a blackbelt in both Judo and Jiu Jitsu. Conversation Start: 3:32 Connect with Coty on Instagram and Facebook As always, be sure to give the show a follow on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter We also now have merch! Get yours here! For the Video Ex…
 
This is the podcast version of an amazing LinkedIn Live where Catharina Schneegass, Leadership Coach and Trainer and self-proclaimed friendly introvert talks with me about what introverts and extroverts need to know about each other. Join us for a fun and enlightening conversation! Catharina is a coach and trainer with significant experience workin…
 
Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez started Back to the Roots by asking the same question in their business class–how can you grow mushrooms from used coffee grounds? So instead of taking their jobs in investment baking, the 2 friends began their journey of building an organic gardening brand for the next generation. Back to the Roots is America’s #1 …
 
When I started writing in the fitness industry a few years ago, the Association of Fitness Studios was one of the first organizations I found. I went to its conference, met its leader, Josh Leve and his father, the later Chuck Leve, and made countless connections that have served me ever since. So many people in the industry can say the same thing …
 
What does mindfulness have to do with success? Are you busy or productive? How do you get clarity on what you want out of your life and the ability to start moving in that direction? These are some of the questions that mindfulness can give you answers to, according to Ken Kladouris. Ken Kladouris is an esteemed wealth advisor, course creator and p…
 
Toni Ko's first beauty brand, NYX Cosmetics, made $4 million in year 1, and eventually exited to L'Oréal for $500 million. Craving a new purpose, she started a sunglasses business. It failed after 3.5 years—and Ko says it's one of the best things that ever happened to her. Ko's lessons from that "failure" empowered her to launch her third and curre…
 
Jason admits to Kerry that he is intimidated by her video skills, Kerry shares about her journey from being the scared person in the back of the room to being an Emmy winning news anchor in the New York Metro area and they talk about how not to look like you are at the kids table at Thanksgiving on virtual meetings. "Thank your haters." Kerry Barre…
 
Did you know that two-thirds of workers over 50 and almost 80 percent of the self-employed don’t plan to retire at 65? That’s according to a study in December 2020, but only 1 in 5 said the pandemic had delayed their exit from the daily workforce. But the same survey found just 62 percent of us are focused on staying healthy so we can keep working.…
 
Did you know that 74% of Americans say they are more likely to trust someone if they have an established personal brand? If you want to build a personal brand that will influence more people, this episode is for you. So strap in for a step-by-step personal branding crash course from Rory Vaden. Rory is a speaker, business coach, NY Times best-selli…
 
Matt and Jason go deep on sales and why knowing your numbers is the key to success, Matt shares the devasting loss that changed his perspective and why prop bets on golf are hilarious. "Small wins equals big wins." Matt Ferguson is an expert on taking the unpredictability out of the equation for sales leaders promoted into management. He believes t…
 
Oliver Wendell Holmes famously said, “We don’t quit playing because we grow older; we grow older because we quit playing.” But what does “fun” mean when we’re talking about fitness for people over 50? It might mean perkiness among group fitness instructors for some folks. But I think it really means engagement – are you speaking to people in ways t…
 
Going from trainer to successful business owner to franchise owner, this is what some trainers dream about and John Farkas is doing it. He has owned Blue Ocean Fitness for over 10 years and has recently bought into a boutique personal training franchise and plans on opening two locations in the next year. Is it a dream come true for him? Take Aways…
 
Lisa Bilyeu and her husband built Quest Nutrition into a billion-dollar company, but she never expected to be an entrepreneur and business influencer. But, after years of telling herself that she could only be a stay-at-home wife, Lisa found her self-confidence to help create Quest Nutrition and start her media company, Impact Theory. She now hosts…
 
Santa schools us on the EU geography, nerds out on psychology and specifically trauma and our responses and shares her journey to what it took for her finally find the joy and self-love in her life. "Love yourself. That's it." Santa Victorio is a professional speaker, sales trainer and coach, who specializes in working with high impact sales profes…
 
James and Jason go deep on brand strategy work, James provides some killer book recommendations and what it takes to move from an employee to running your own successful firm. No nostalgia, no regrets, and always mixed drinks. James has worked in recruitment marketing for over 15 years, working his way up from a web developer at Select Appointments…
 
Daniel Flynn started his mission-driven business with the simple question of “what if?” 13 years later and $13M donated, Thankyou is changing the way suppliers and consumers select products. From the early days of getting “nos” to competing against the world’s biggest consumer brands, Thankyou is now evolving its model to serve more people at a sca…
 
When you talk to Colin McGarty about his business, Sea Coast Kettlebell, he makes it sound easy. Like anyone should be able to do this, but we all know that is not the case. It’s anything but easy, but Colin makes it seem that why by keeping things simple. When you have industry experts selling you complicated solutions Colin says reduce it to it’s…
 
Dee Deng, cofounder of Right Hook, returns to the podcast to discuss his new foundr course Ignite Your Digital Agency. In the new course, Dee will share his blueprints on how to serve a small group of high-paying and happy clients while being highly profitable at the same time. Right Hook is a digital marketing agency that went from zero to $250,00…
 
Travis shares his thoughts on the fast-changing podcast industry, geek out on Star Wars, and Jason shares what he has learned after 115+ episodes of this show. "Be so good that they can't ignore you." Travis by way of Steve Martin Travis Chappell is a door to door salesman turned founder, investor, speaker, and podcaster. He is the founder and CEO …
 
Scooter Braun is the music-business mind behind the world’s biggest music stars like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Demi Lovato. Now he’s opening up about his entrepreneurial journey and how he’s reclaimed himself. Scooter's music career started as a party promoter in Atlanta. After dropping out of college, he worked at So So Def Recordings and …
 
Digital marketing is so complicated, expensive and getting less effective all the time. Could it be time to dust off some of the old school methods to see if they are more effective? Andrew Wallace was a trainer turned digital marketer. He know thinks some of the old school methods may be more effective for local marketing. Take Aways from this Epi…
 
Natalia Karbasova is founder of the Fit Tech Summit and the Fit Tech Club, which helps promote knowledge about coming developments in fitness technology. She spoke with us right after this year’s FIBO Global Fitness Summit in Cologne, Germany. Natalia shares a lot of valuable information about exciting developments that should help people live bett…
 
Ahna talks about how she went from working as a nurse practitioner to running her own successful entrepreneurial businesses, Jason and Ahna discuss their shared love of the Brits and why it's critically important for women to ditch the scale and focus on what really matters with your health. "The truth is rarely found in the extremes. But somewhere…
 
In a saturated and notoriously competitive industry, Cameron Falloon used his fitness training experience with celebrities and pro sports teams to start Body Fit Training. BFT's program uses the same fitness strategies Cameron used to train Princess Diana and athletes. Instead of “get fit quick” schemes, BFT uses science, technology, and community …
 
Andrew starts off the show by triggering Jason's fight or flight, what he sees as the difference between producers and consumers and provides brilliant guidance on how you can make an impact in the moment, regardless of what's going on. "You are not the center of everyone else's universe. You're only the center of your universe. And when you step o…
 
Mark Fisher didn’t set out to become a personal trainer or to run a successful gym in New York. He wanted to be an actor, and was making a pretty good go of things when he stumbled into personal training – mostly for his actor friends at the start. But before long, things took off and he opened Mark Fisher Fitness near the theater district as a spe…
 
Success leaves clues. All high performers have certain things in common. If you adopt some of these can it help you become a high performer? Cory Carter has interviewed high performers in all types of business and he says they definitely have certain things in common. Take Aways from this Episode Why owners need to be owners not technicians The pow…
 
Tyler Handley and his brother started Inkbox to discover if they could make temporary tattoos better. After a research trip to Panama, a successful Kickstarter campaign, lots of chemistry, and 7 years of brand-building, Inkbox has become standard for semi-permanent tattoos generating $30M in revenue per year. Recently, Bic acquired the brand for $6…
 
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