Strange on Purpose

Strange on Purpose

By Urban Misfit Ventures
Strange on Purpose is a show hosted by misfits, entrepreneurs, and creatives. We interview some of the top minds on the planet; highlighting their stories, accomplishments, and delivering it to you in an actionable audio experience.

This series is for the humans that don't mind going against the grain in order to achieve their goals. For the people that see the world differently and understand that there are lessons all around us. It's for the misfits, the rebels, the go-getters, and the people that are growing -- on purpose. If that's you, then smash that subscribe button.
Living Clean — Your Bra May Be Killing You - Michael Drescher - Strange on Purpose
What does a guy know about manufacturing bras? After losing several friends to breast cancer, Michael Drescher decided to take action and attempt to fix this problem. After years of researching the undergarment industry, Michael launched "The Vibrant Body Company"-- a line of products that are wire-free and made entirely of non-toxic fabric. 
42:11
May 21, 2019
How to Build an Engaged Community - Angela Damiani - Strange on Purpose
When it comes to building an engaged community, there's no better person to speak to other than Angela Damiani. She's the CEO & Co-Founder of Newaukee-- a Milwaukee based organization that hosts a variety of events to unite and bring the city together. Whether you're a Milwaukee native or a transplant, chances are you've attended one of their wicked events. 
36:32
May 14, 2019
Music, Brand, and Staying True to You - Matty Carter and Ariel - Strange on Purpose
 Matty Carter and Ariel, a music duo from New York, open up about their experience throughout the music scene. Take a listen and hear more about how rising artists navigate their way through an ever-changing industry and utilizing their personal brand to stand out. 
20:39
May 6, 2019
Defining the Creative Process - Kyle Sykes - Strange on Purpose
 The creative process takes time. Sometimes that requires stepping back and looking at it the next day with fresh eyes. Kyle Sykes, Social Media Content Producer at GMR Marketing, chats about his passion for graphic design and working on producing paint schemes for NASCAR.
41:08
April 30, 2019
How to Build a Personal Brand on a Blank Slate - Sam Lister - Strange on Purpose
 Sam Lister decided to forego college to pursue his passion as a videographer. At 19 years old, Sam has worked with a variety of clients and continues to consistently push out content across various social media platforms. Think you don't have a personal brand? Take a listen and find out how you can begin leaning into your strengths to build your personal brand.
22:34
April 16, 2019
Building a Company Voice Millions Follow - Patrick Curran - Strange on Purpose
When building a direct-to-consumer product, it's crucial to utilize the leverage of their online community to push sales. Patrick Curran, Director of Social Media at G-Fuel, speaks about the process of creating authentic relationships for their business.
19:45
April 9, 2019
Using LinkedIn to Elevate Your Brand - Fabio Marrama - Strange on Purpose
LinkedIn is slept on. As more and more companies and people begin the journey of creating content, Fabio shares his insight about the importance of community building. A community is only as useful as what you put into it. In order to provide true value amongst a community, you need to be the first to put yourself in the spotlight.
40:20
April 2, 2019
Using Targeted Ads To Grow Your Business - Jacob Chandler - Strange on Purpose
 Targeted advertising can be an absolute gamechanger for businesses. Since beginning to tinker with social media marketing at age 16, Jacob Chandler has over a decade of experience in the industry. Discover the importance of niching down within your industry and why you need to constantly be experimenting.
34:47
March 26, 2019
How To Build Real Influence With Your Personal Brand - Brittany Krystle - Strange on Purpose
When it comes to personal branding, Brittany Krystle is a master of helping people tap into and develop their core image. After working at VaynerMedia for 3 years she decided to dive full-time into the world of consultation. She's helped huge names grow their brands such as Tom Bilyeu, Marie Forleo, Nyakio, and Bonin Bough. Look no further if you want to expand your image.
1:04:30
March 19, 2019
From His Garage to 10 Million Dollars in Sales - Travis Chock - Strange On Purpose
Travis and his college buddies literally started their business in their garage. From making a small run of shirts to spreading across the nation into 8 retail locations. Take a peep and find out more about Travis' endeavors.  baseballism.com facebook.com/baseballism instagram.com/baseballism
42:20
March 12, 2019
Working with GaryVee: Discussing branding with his Personal Trainer - Jordan Syatt
In this episode we chat with Jordan Syatt, owner of SyattFitness and personal trainer for Gary Vaynerchuk, on how he has built his brand from the ground up. Jordan has over 7 years of entrepreneurship under his belt, multiple powerlifting world records, and has had his writing posted in a variety of publications. Take a listen and discover the significance of brand strategy. 
44:30
March 5, 2019
Building a Business in an Unsexy Industry - Isaac Weins
Isaac Weins takes the phrase "from trash to treasure" in a quite literal sense. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, it only made sense for Ike to start his own business. Check the video to learn how Ike and his brother went about building a business in a traditionally unsexy field.
45:42
February 26, 2019
How To Find Your Own Brand Within A Brand - Mitch Sharma - Strange On Purpose
Since 2008, Mitch Sharma has been on a constant hustle to build his own personal brand while working at a corporation. After realizing that the financial sector wasn't a fit for him, he was determined to follow his passion for the sports industry. Hear more about how Mitch built his own brand within a brand.
44:23
February 18, 2019
Leveling Up: From Entrepreneur to Obama Adviser - Romke de Haan - Strange on Purpose
Romke de Haan has had an impressive career path and overcame his fair share of adversities over the years as well as celebrated many success. He's started several businesses, been an advisor to the Obama administration, assisted in the growth of several large businesses, and much more. His current project involves helping corporations become socially responsible. His story is one that you definitely won't want to miss.
25:46
February 11, 2019
What it takes to Build a Multi-Million Dollar Company - Nicholas Kirchner - Strange on Purpose
When Nicholas Kirchner was analyzing his future, and his goals, and chose to drop out of college to build something of his own. He's alongside giants such as Tai Lopez and his agency was recently acquired. Nicholas is now the President of one of the fastest growing startups in Milwaukee.
55:11
February 2, 2019
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January 22, 2019
Hidden Benefits of Retirement Planning - Glen Colwell - Urban Misfit Show
Discover how having an effective retirement plan affects team morale and overall productivity. This week we chatted with Glen Colwell, financial & retirement planning extraordinaire, about how building culture is important regardless of industry.
31:31
January 15, 2019
Young Entrepreneurs: Why age doesn't matter - Adam White - Urban Misfit Show
Having a high of work ethic while being an an entrepreneur in college is a daunting task. We spoke to Adam White, CEO & Founder of Front Office Sports, a niche b2b publisher at the intersection of sports and business. Hear about how you can win big by growing your company.
52:17
January 8, 2019
Is College Worth It? - Urban Misfit Show
College. Is it worth it? Some of our employees and interns discuss college and how they feel being either current students or recently removed from their experience.
32:02
December 25, 2018
What it's like Being a Young Founder of a Fast Growing Company - Quentin Allums - Urban Misfit Show
We wanted to do something a little different this week. So first off thank you to everyone for supporting us. For the reviews, support, messages, etc. It truly means the world. Our CEO Quentin Allums talks about what it's like being a young founder of a fast growing startup and answers some questions that our viewers/listeners have sent in.
21:22
December 11, 2018
How to Build Influence & Make Money - Shay Rowbottom - Urban Misfit Show
Shay Rowbottom is one of the founders of Margle Media, one of Milwaukee's fastest growing agencies. They specialize in viral video and have worked with huge clients like PetCo. In this episode we dive into what was going through Shay's mind as she was building her company, how she's been able to build real influence on social media, and generate income through that at such a young age.
36:58
December 7, 2018
Tough Mudder and Cancer Recovery - Dave Didier - Urban Misfit Show
Life has a way of turning its head on the least suspecting people. Dave Didier had been on an amazing journey of fitness. Having lost over 40 pounds over a 10 year lifestyle transition, at the age of 59, Dave finds passion in running Tough Mudders and represents as an ambassador. Currently recovering from a Bone Marrow Cancer, he is working to get his body into shape to get back into that form and complete 10 total Mudders!
1:08:40
December 4, 2018
Finding Passion in a Job You Didn't Know You'd Love - Jaymee Ebbers - Urban Misfit Show
From Sales intern to New Media Coordinator for the Milwaukee Admirals, Jaymee Ebbers found passion in a job she didn't know she would love. Having only gone to one hockey game prior to her internship, she now around and is a vital part to the teams media!
47:41
November 30, 2018
How to Transform Your Mind, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive in a Tech Centric Future with Mark Metry
For this episode of the Urban Misfit Show we had a chat with Mark Metry. He is the founder of VU Dream, futurist, incredible human and host of the Top 100 podcast Humans 2.0. He's interviewed people like Tom Bilyeu, Seth Godin, and Naveen Jain. We dove into Mark's story, how he was able to reframe his mind to create a new reality, and what we can expect to see in the future when it comes to technology & innovation. 
42:48
November 27, 2018
What Makes A Compelling Story - Sarah Hauer - Urban Misfit Show
Sarah Hauer has been reporting for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in different capacities for over 3 years now! She has covered different stories in very different categories and has been forced out of her comfort zone numerous times. Today we dive into what she has learned from her time reporting, and what she hopes to report next!
37:56
November 23, 2018
How To Find Your Why In Life - Sarah Dollhausen - Urban Misfit Show
Sarah has been a leader in the technology industry for the better part of two decades. From this experience she wanted to also bring up all of the young minds in the city. We loved sitting down with Sarah and hearing how she became who she is today! - iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/u... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7crGcb5zdFd8obdfHcHNhV Anchor: https://anchor.fm/mkemisfits Website: https://www.mkemisfits.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mkemisfits/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mkemisfits/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wear... Twitter: https://twitter.com/mkemisfits _
35:33
November 20, 2018
Experience Can Come On The Job - Derek Hawkins - Urban Misfit Show
Derek Hawkins, founder of Hawkins IP focuses heavily in trademark law, but it is how he became a Trademark Lawyer that interests us. Coming from a common practice background, Derek quickly learned that if he was going to succeed, it wasn't going to be protecting suspected criminals everyday, and that he was going to practice on his own terms. - iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/u... Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7crGcb5zdFd8obdfHcHNhV Anchor: https://anchor.fm/mkemisfits Website: https://www.mkemisfits.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mkemisfits/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mkemisfits/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wear... Twitter: https://twitter.com/mkemisfits _ hawkinsip.com -
45:53
November 16, 2018
How to Cultivate a Winning Mindset - BRX Performance - Urban Misfit Show
Josh & Brooks are the founder of BRX Performance. They are young entrepreneurs that work with competitive baseball athletes from around the globe all the way up to the MLB level. We touch on how they've come to be, building a winning mindset, and succeeding in a saturated industry.
1:00:56
November 12, 2018
No Obsession, No Success - Adam Braatz - Urban Misfit Show
Adam Braatz is an Air Force veteran, musician, and entrepreneur. We dove into his time in the military and specific stories/interactions that shaped him into the person that he is today.
45:06
November 9, 2018
If Everybody Was The Same, I Would Not Have Fun - Katherine Clemins - Urban Misfit Show
Katherine lives by her own rules. Kohl's employee turned fashion blogger, Katherine finds her passion in showing the world what she is wearing today. Animal Saftey is on top of her priorities and she has without a doubt, the coolest work ethic out there, if that is even a thing! 
33:41
November 6, 2018
The Art of the Pivot - Richie Burke - Urban Misfit Show
We flipped the script on Richie Burke this week, podcaster and founder of GoGeddit Marketing & Media. We dive deep into how he was able to build the company that he owns today, his multiple pivots, and learning from his father the President of Trek.
35:06
November 1, 2018
Miss Wisconsin USA (2019) on Perfecting Your Purpose - Danika Tramburg - Urban Misfit Show
This week's interview was with Miss Wisconsin USA 2019. We dove into her background, what drives her, how she's battled through adversity, and cultivated her mindset.
29:23
October 30, 2018
Tell A Story, Live A Story - Zak Gruber - Urban Misfit Show
Zak Gruber is a beast! He's an incredible cinematographer and videographer. We touch on everything from storytelling, his life, working alongside his wife, living a life of adventure and so much more. Peep the episode and don't forget to subscribe! 
35:14
October 26, 2018
Turning Your Side Hustle into your Full-time Hustle - Martin Moore - Urban Misfit Show
Martin Moore is a full-time filmmaker and photographer of Koss Headphones. He was an auto-mechanic for over 20 years before he was able to land his dream job. Martin was Milwaukee's first consistent vlogger and quickly built a community. Here's the story of how he was able to take his side hustle and make it a full-time hustle.
36:34
October 23, 2018
How to Build A Business & Have Fun at the Same Time - Urban Misfit Show
This is how we came together to create the company that we have. We always want to be transparent and bring value to our community. We've been fortunate to work with some amazing companies such as: Shapr, Milwaukee Bucks Gaming, Routine Baseball, Accelity Marketing, and so many more. But what is often missed is how we got to where we are so quickly and more importantly how we're working so much and still having fun! - Anchor: https://anchor.fm/mkemisfits Website: https://www.mkemisfits.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mkemisfits/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mkemisfits/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wear... Twitter: https://twitter.com/mkemisfits _
27:42
October 9, 2018
Do Whatever It Takes - Nathan Harris
Nathan Harris is the Founder of Ease and Operating Owner of Ugly's Bar in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is one of those dudes that makes you always wonder if you are working hard enough. We dove into his story and how he got to where he is today! - Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mkemisfits Anchor: https://anchor.fm/mkemisfits Website: https://www.mkemisfits.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mkemisfits/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mkemisfits/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wearemisfits Twitter: https://twitter.com/mkemisfits _ https://instagram.com/nathan_d_harris
14:16
October 1, 2018
Duct Tape Your Business Together - Jackie Hermes
Jackie Hermes is the Founder and CEO of Accelity Marketing, a Milwaukee based SaaS company. We wanted to dive into her past and discover what traits about her made for a successful business owner and what lessons founding a business has taught her. - Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mkemisfits Anchor: https://anchor.fm/mkemisfits Website: https://www.mkemisfits.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mkemisfits/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mkemisfits/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wearemisfits Twitter: https://twitter.com/mkemisfits _ https://www.instagram.com/accelitymktg https://www.instagram.com/thejackiehermes
26:07
September 25, 2018
Controlling Your Inner Demons - Neil & Caleb
Controlling your inner voice is something that is never an easy task. Neil Mathweg and Caleb Jahr from iLoveMadison know it well as creators & entrepreneurs. You always have the power to move forward despite that inner voice. - Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mkemisfits Anchor: https://anchor.fm/mkemisfits Website: https://www.mkemisfits.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mkemisfits/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mkemisfits/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wearemisfits Twitter: https://twitter.com/mkemisfits _ https://www.facebook.com/ilovemadisonshow/ https://www.instagram.com/ilovemadisonshow https://ilovemadisonshow.com/
48:07
September 18, 2018
Never Forget Why You Started - Mike Degrave
Mike Degrave talks about Routine Baseball, why they began, and where they will be going. They have closed deals with the Milwaukee Brewers and the College World Series!
37:57
September 11, 2018
Pulling Yourself Out of Darkness - Justin & Margaux
Margaux and Justin are dope! Justin was a former professional baseball player and Margaux is a current Franchise Owner of Shred415 Fitness! We dive into their most pivotal moments of life and how it made them who they are today!
43:22
September 4, 2018
Why It's Important To Play The Long Game - Willie Morris
Today we sat down with Willie Morris, Founder of Faithbox amongst many things. We dove into Willie's youth and how we became the builder he is today by his use of coding to land a job at the age of 13, as well as his ability to get a meeting with Jeff Bezos. From this he ultimately sold Faithbox with Gary Vaynerchuk! - Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mkemisfits Anchor: https://anchor.fm/mkemisfits Website: www.mkemisfits.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/mkemisfits/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/mkemisfits/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/wearemisfits Twitter: https://twitter.com/mkemisfits _ Willie’s Info: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcXRUdsR3bOqUdxcmrxAHrg Instagram: www.instagram.com/morewillie/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MoreWillie LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/williemorris/
37:07
August 27, 2018
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