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Coffee with Kurt

Coffee with Kurt

By Kurt Thigpen

Coffee With Kurt is positivity in podcast form. Join host Kurt Thigpen in caffeine-fueled dives that spotlight creativity, entrepreneurship, current events, and topics around creating a positive social impact. His guests kindly bring stories of triumph, empathy, and inspiration to the coffee table. Put your feet up and feel the buzz of positivity.
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Stop Treating Advertising Like a Luxury
Stop Treating Advertising Like a Luxury
Learn why you should be treating advertising as a necessity and not like a luxury - to build your business.
03:40
May 19, 2022
Thinking Digital Advertising First
Thinking Digital Advertising First
In this episode, Kurt shares his perspective on why companies should be thinking of digital advertising first when coming up with their marketing strategies for the year.
03:40
April 16, 2022
All About Branding
All About Branding
In this episode, Kurt talks about the importance of good branding for one's organization and how it can make or break your business, and how to create a brand that is effective and memorable. www.kurtthigpen.com
03:40
March 22, 2022
Networking Tips for Introverts
Networking Tips for Introverts
In this episode of Coffee with Kurt, Kurt shares some tips that have served him well to network with others, even if you're an introvert! www.kurtthigpen.com
02:51
February 17, 2022
How I Became My Own Boss
How I Became My Own Boss
Coffee with Kurt is back after a long hiatus! Expect regular content about mental health, entrepreneurship, and the interviews that you love of folks making a difference in the world. In this episode, I'm flying solo and discussing the steps I took when I decided I wanted to be my own boss. I will share with you the tips that got me to where I am today (happy, successful) and I hope it helps those who share that fire with me!
05:60
January 12, 2022
Episode 8 - Rounds Bakery
Episode 8 - Rounds Bakery
In this episode of Coffee with Kurt, I sit down with Anton Novak, co-owner of Rounds Bakery here in Reno, NV about how their company pivoted to delivering meals to those at risk during COVID-19 and how they created Rounds 4 Heros and teamed up with Feed Our Heroes to keep healthcare workers and other essential workers fed during COVID-19.
11:41
May 12, 2020
Episode 7 - Reno Resilient
Episode 7 - Reno Resilient
In this episode of Coffee with Kurt, I sit down with Courtney Meredith, owner of Design on Edge and Jaclyn Coleman, owner of Muse Group here in Reno, Nevada. We discuss this new online platform they created called RenoResilient.com, a website dedicated to cultivating resiliency through education and connection. Take a listen to learn more.
17:32
May 07, 2020
Episode 6 - Patricia Ackerman
Episode 6 - Patricia Ackerman
In this episode, I sit down with Congressional District 2 Candidate Patricia Ackerman, who shares with us her personal story, as well as the work her campaign has done to help feed Native American tribes in rural Nevada as well as other families living in the rural community around her. For more information about Patricia and her campaign go to https://www.ackerman4congress.com/.
23:28
April 28, 2020
Episode 5 - Kaya Stanley & Feed Our Heroes
Episode 5 - Kaya Stanley & Feed Our Heroes
In this episode, I sit down with Kaya Stanley who is a lawyer and business owner here in Reno, Nevada. We talk about how her restaurants have had to pivot in the middle of COVID-19 and how she and other community members saw a need to feed first responders and healthcare staff and launched the Feed Our Heroes initiative.
17:04
April 23, 2020
Episode 4 - Will Toledo
Episode 4 - Will Toledo
In today's episode, I'm joined by my friend Will Toledo who is an associate professor at the University of Nevada, Reno College of Education. He recently released a study called "On Becoming an LGBTQ+-Identifying Teacher: A Year-Long Study of Two Gay and Lesbian Preservice Elementary Teachers" that outlines the experience of helping two LGBTQ+ preservice elementary teachers navigate through resources as they look for work as openly LGBTQ+ people.
14:38
April 22, 2020
Episode 3 - Connie Wray & The Next Stage
Episode 3 - Connie Wray & The Next Stage
In this episode, I'm joined with my good friend Connie Wray who is an influencer, radio host and creator of The Next Stage. When we get together, there is no stopping the conversation. Here we cover suicide prevention and the work she's doing to help save lives, launching The Next Stage and more! If you are in crisis and need support, please reach out to Crisis Support Services of Nevada by calling 1-800-273-8255 or by texting CARE to 839863.
58:20
April 21, 2020
Episode 2 - Clint Koble
Episode 2 - Clint Koble
On today's episode of Coffee with Kurt, I sit down with Clint Koble who is a congressional candidate for CD2 here in northern Nevada. We talk about how his campaign has pivoted towards helping others in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
13:30
April 16, 2020
Episode 1 - Just the Positive
Episode 1 - Just the Positive
This week's episode is with Mikalee Byerman, the VP of Strategy at The Estipona Group in Reno, Nevada. We're talking about the positive media platform they launched in February 2019 called JustThePositive.com.
17:59
April 12, 2020