S2:E24- From Sandy to Chicago with Ryan Nall

Summary

Ryan Nall is an American football running back for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He played college football at Oregon State, and was signed by the Bears as an un-drafted free agent in 2018.

In this episode we discuss:

Where Ryan grew up

What sports he played as a kid

When Football “Clicked”

His collegiate career

3 Coaches in 3 years

Going to the NFL Combine

How his career has been so far

And more!

Connect with Ryan:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryannall_34/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-nall-087b1a13b/

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S2:E23- Insights to Live By with Matt Zinman

Summary

Matt Zinman is a difference-maker devoted to personally enrich the lives of at least 100 million people by 2025. His new book, “Z-isms: Insights to Live By” is based on his experiences as an entrepreneur, athlete, single parent, caregiver and nonprofit founder. He is also the host of “Insights to Live By,” a podcast that invites guests to share their own pearls of wisdom. In addition, Matt is CEO of The Internship Institute, which he established in 2007 to “Make Experience Matter.”

In this Episode we discuss:

Matt’s upbringing

What sport he played

Where he went to school

His early career

His entrepreneurial journey

A little about his book

And more!

Connect with Matt:

Website:  https://mattzinman.com/

Instagram: @matthewzinman

Twitter: @matthewzinman

LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattzinman/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ZismsReaderForum

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S2:E22- Creating the WorldWide Dance Challenge with Jesse Smith

Summary

About Jesse:

Jesse is currently operating two projects that he founded, My Creative District and WorldWide Dance Challenge. Both of these projects are focused on providing the opportunity to creatives across the world that he sees could have been a game changer for him in the entertainment industry.

Jesse spent time as a professional performer where he was signed to MSA. He was a professional dancer that had the opportunity to dance with stars like Justin Timberlake and Rihanna. He also was signed to a record deal through Universal. He toured the country using his passion of dance and music to inspire tens of thousands of youth and young adults.

Outside of performing, Jesse has been building and developing sales teams in the corporate world for over 15 years. He has also spent ten years traveling the country, expanding into parts of Africa and Europe teaching leadership at schools and non-profit organizations. In the corporate sales world, Jesse developed many sales teams and saw many awards and great team performances due to his leadership. 

He was best known for helping his team members advance to the next level in their career. Jesse joined the John Maxwell Team in 2017 where they attended their first event in March. Jesse credits the John Maxwell Team for helping him find his unique voice within the market place and how he can serve his clients at the highest level.

In this episode we discuss:

Jesse’s upbringing

How he got into dancing

Where he got his start

How it was to be signed

The WorldWide Dance Challenge

What he’s up to next

Connect with Jesse:

Website: https://www.worldwidedancechallenge.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessepaulsmith/

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S2:E21- The Journey to Cloud Nine with Jordan Gross

Summary

Jordan is a Northwestern and Kellogg School of Management graduate, a startup founder, a 2x TEDx speaker, and a #1 best-selling author. His new book, The Journey to Cloud Nine, provides a new approach to the personal development world by using fictional storytelling to reveal some of life’s most meaningful principles. Jordan has been blazing new trails for people around the world, and he cannot wait to share this with all of you!

In this episode we discuss:

Jordan’s upbringing

The Sports he played

Where he went to school

A pivotal moment

How Jordan helps people through coaching

What the Cloud Nine Life is all about

Connect with Jordan:

Website: https://www.journeytocloudnine.com/journey-to-cloud-nine-free-chapters

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordangross9/

Medium Articles: https://medium.com/@jordan.c.gross2016

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S2:E20- Build Your World Class Network with Travis Chappell

Summary

Travis Chappell is a podcast consultant and professional connector. He is the founder of Procast Media, a full stack podcast production company specializing in helping busy entrepreneurs produce profitable podcasts, and he is the host of two top shows, Build Your Network and World Class. In addition to being featured in Entrepreneur, NASDAQ, and ReadWrite, Travis has also been featured in Forbes as a top ten podcast that will change your life alongside of Joe Rogan, Gary Vaynerchuck, Tim Ferriss, and the like.

In this episode we discuss:

Travis’s childhood

What sports he played

Where he went to College

His experience as a Door to Door salesman

His entrepreneurial journey

Podcasting & Networking

What he’s up to next

Connect with Travis:

Website: 30daypodcastlaunch.com

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S2:E19- Venture Mentality with Jacob O’Conner

Summary

Jacob is the CEO of Venture Mentality which started as a podcast in September of 2019. After spending 8 months interviewing some of the most successful people in the world, Jacob decided to turn VM into an official business, Venture Mentality LLC.

While the podcast still continues, the VM clothing line has become the new focus. Both facets, podcast and apparel, serve the purpose of spreading the VM mindset. Venture Mentality is more than a brand, it’s a lifestyle.

The purpose of Venture Mentality is to create a like-minded community for those looking to improve their lives and seek to live life to the fullest. They understand that challenge and adversity come with the territory of improvement and adventure, but growth is the only acceptable outcome.

Venture Mentality is for those willing to chase their goals and pursue their bucket-lists; it’s for those that Dare to Dream.

In this episode we discuss:

Jacob’s childhood

His passion for basketball

Why he started his podcast

His first job

What his plans are for the future

Connect with Jacob:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/venture.mentality/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacob-o-connor-89a708167/

Website: https://venturementality.com/

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S2:E18- Creating Moon Cycle Bakery with Devon Loftus

Summary

Meet Devon Loftus– founder of Moon Cycle Bakery, a one-of-a-kind hormone-supportive natural sweet treat delivery service. Loftus launched Moon Cycle Bakery in 2017 with the goal of helping people regain their sense of empowerment, and to help others find support during cycles that can be challenging and alienating.

Today, Moon Cycle Bakery’s mission is to help individuals traverse the various seasons of womanhood, not only through treats but through education, real conversations, self-care practices and whimsical-meets-raw story telling (her favorite).

Recipe development is a team effort between Loftus and her team of experts, which include nutritionists, herbalists and acupuncturists. Each ingredient is carefully selected to ensure support of the female body during various parts of their cycles focusing on micro and macro nutrients.

“Moon Cycle Bakery is a small team of people who genuinely care about the well being of others, our bodies, and the knowledge that continues to support it. We take the time to read studies, discuss recipes with experts, and collaborate with high-quality, integrity driven brands,” explains Loftus, “We care, so we don’t make claims.”

Where did the idea come from? During Devon’s “west coast bachelorette party,” her now husband, Brian, walked into the bar with a homemade 3 tiered chocolate cake with cookie dough icing and chocolate ganache. Devon’s friend tapped Brian on the shoulder and said, “I just needed to tell you, this is the best thing I have ever eaten. And I don’t know if it’s because I’m about to get my period or not, but I almost cried.” Needless to say, Devon was completely in love with such an honorable and real reaction and with a huge smile Devon assured her: “Don’t worry — we’ll bring you a slice every month.”

A Moon Cycle Bakery holistic cookbook is also in the works, co-authored by Devon Loftus and Jenna Radomski (Moon Cycle’s team nutritionist and recipe developer), set to be released in Fall 2021 by Storey Publishing.

Prior to launching her own business, Loftus wrote for a women’s lifestyle website owned by Meredith Corp. and experienced the fast-paced life of the fashion industry during her stay at Gymboree Corp designing children’s accessories. She started her own clothing line, which taught her how to collaborate, find factories, build a team, understand profit, and more. During this period Loftus battled a variety of health issues,some of them hormonal, triggered by work stress and lack of education in regards to her health and her body. She quickly learned how crucial self-care is and how important personalized health care is to ones wellbeing. Loftus has a B.A. in Creative Writing and Journalism, and studied product development at FIDM.

In her spare time Devon enjoys writing, spending time with her family and friends, playing the ukulele, and connecting with nature. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband Brian, son Kit, and their dog Olive.

In this episode you’ll, learn all about Devon’s journey from sports to entrepreneurship and everything in between!

Connect with Devon: 

Website: https://mooncyclebakery.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mooncyclebakery/

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S2:E17- Awakening the Greatness Within with Clifford Starks

Summary

About Clifford:

I graduated in Kinesiology in 2005 and became a personal trainer. I also became a professional fighter in 2009-2017. It has always been more than just transforming the body though, the mind and spirit play key factors to ones success. Which I definitely learned through my journey as a fighter and a coach. I have been honored to be given the opportunity to work with many clients on their mind, body, and spirit. Helping other’s live happier more fulfilled lives. I realized just how important the mind was in the process of accomplishing any real success. I became extremely fascinated with psychology also had my personal life experience to pull from as well. I am always learning and growing. I love the saying if knowledge was all it took everyone would have 6 packs and be Millionaires. Knowledge is good to have, but applied knowledge is better, so I continue to take action. To grow as a person and a leader is the same as health, you never stop.

In this episode we discuss:

Clifford’s upbringing

Why he wanted to start his physical fitness journey

What sports he played

Where he went to school

His journey to the UFC

What he’s up to now

Connect with Clifford:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cliffordstarks1/?hl=en

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clifford-starks-07a0777a/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cliffordstarks4/

Website: https://cliffordstarks.com/

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S2:E16- Cracking the Leadership Code With Alain Hunkins

Summary

A sought-after keynote speaker, facilitator and coach, Alain Hunkins is a leadership expert who connects the science of high performance with the performing art of leadership. Leaders trust him to help unlock their potential and expand their influence, leading to superior results, increased engagement, higher levels of retention, and greater organizational and personal satisfaction. He has a gift for translating complex concepts from psychology, neuroscience and organizational behavior into simple, practical tools that can be applied on the job.

Over the course of his 20+ year career, Alain has worked with tens of thousands of leaders in over 25 countries, and served clients in all industries, including 42 Fortune 100 companies. He delivers dynamic keynotes, seminars, and workshops covering a variety of leadership topics including communication, team building, conflict management, peak performance, motivation, and change.

With his Master’s in Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Professional Theater Training Program, and a BA from Amherst College, Alain also serves on the faculty of Duke Corporate Education, ranked #2 worldwide in 2018 by Financial Times on its list of customized Executive Education programs. Alain has  lectured at UNC Kenan-Flagler’s business school and Columbia University.

Alain has authored over 400 articles, and been published by The Association for Talent Development, CEO Refresher, and the American Management Association.

A certified co-leader for ManKind Project International, a non-profit whose mission is to help men lead lives of service to their families, communities, and workplaces, he’s based in Northampton, MA with his wife and two children.

In this episode we discuss:

Alain’s upbringing

His early years

His musical ability

Where he studied

His leadership journey

His book

What he’s up to now

And more!

Connect with Alain:

Website: http://www.alainhunkins.com

Book: http://www.crackingtheleadershipcode.com

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/alainhunkins

Ted Talk: ted.com/talks/alain_hunkins_the_basic_truth_most_leaders_neglect

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S2:E15- Leadership Jam Session With Rob Fonte

Summary

Rob Fonte is the founder and President of Sarto Leadership Group, whose reputation has been built on being a transformational leader and inspirational coach with a passion for developing others. Rob’s twenty-year career spans across multiple disciplines from leading award-winning sales teams,  developing leadership and management training curriculums, and now host of the Leadership Jam Session Podcast.

Rob’s collaborative and practical approach when working as a trusted advisor to his clients is based on his extensive leadership experience and expertise in developing comprehensive leadership training curricula and solutions that align with an organization’s business strategy and leadership culture. A genuine strength that Rob possesses is the ability to connect with people in an incredibly unique way. He is passionate about assisting clients with assessing, developing, and executing powerful training and coaching solutions that increase productivity and improve performance.

A holder of master’s degree in Organizational Behavior and Coaching, Rob is an academically trained Executive Coach certified by The University of Texas and the International Coach Federation. He provides holistic, executive-style coaching to organizational leaders in order to help them develop and achieve goals. Through the utilization of assessments and transformative coaching techniques, Rob works with all levels of management to pinpoint key areas of growth and development. His personalized approach and passion for helping individuals unlock and reach their full potential provides the trust and confidence clients need to effectively implement change, grow and succeed.

In this episode we discuss:

Rob’s upbringing

His first corporate role

His experience with managing teams

His journey into Leadership

His podcast 

And much more!

Connect with Rob:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robfonteleadershipdevelopment/

Instgram: https://www.instagram.com/robfonte_slg/

Website: https://sartoleadershipgroup.com/

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