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People of Growth

People of Growth

By Vöxtur
At Vöxtur, we believe in the power of mentors, so we bring the mentors to you. We have real conversations with real people who are making their dreams a reality, then we share those conversations with you!
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#022 - Adam Ballinger: On Making the Jump from Professional Athletics to a Career in Creativity

People of Growth

#022 - Adam Ballinger: On Making the Jump from Professional Athletics to a Career in Creativity

People of Growth

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#035 - Zach Bloxham: On Taking Local Politics into Your Own Hands
Zach Bloxham is an attorney and a City Councilman. In this episode, Nate and Zach discuss his experience at Gonzaga (where Nate is currently studying law), and Zach delves into how he got involved in his local politics. Follow Zach: Twitter Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/ZachBloxham Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
33:09
October 15, 2020
#034 - Pilaar Terry: On Saying "No" to Make Room for Better Opportunities
Pilaar Terry is an entertainment PR and marketing specialist. Pilaar got a degree in Broadcast Journalism but quickly found out that was NOT what she wanted to do. In this episode, Nate and Pilaar talk about finding what you DO want to do by figuring out what you don't. They also discuss how saying "no" to some opportunities opens room in your life for the opportunities you want to say "yes!" to. Follow Pilaar: LinkedIn Instagram (Pilaar) Instagram (Short Book Report) Twitter Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/PilaarTerry Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
32:00
October 12, 2020
#033 - Melissa Cristina Márquez: On What We Can Learn from Shark Behavior
Melissa Cristina Márquez is a shark biologist, founder of The Fins United Initiative, and public speaker in the scientific community. In this interview, Nate and Melissa talk about the experiences she's had swimming with and studying sharks (and crocodiles on occasion!). You'll be amazed at the things Melissa has learned from shark behavior and what you can apply even to your own life! Follow Melissa: Twitter Instagram FinsUnited.co.nz Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/MelissaMarquez Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
32:48
October 7, 2020
#032 - Anuj Abrol: On Witty Wealth and Angel Investing with Justin Kan
Anuj Abrol is the founder of Witty Wealth, a weekly comedic deep dive and analysis into stocks, the stock market, and the investors that have made their fortunes in it. In this interview, Nate and Anuj talk about working with Justin Kan, and the difference between midwest and coastal atmospheres for finance and tech industries. Anuj also touches on what it was like realizing that, despite growing up in Michigan, there are, in fact, more ways to grow wealth than finding his place in the automotive industry. Follow Anuj: Witty Wealth Twitter Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/AnujAbrol Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
38:47
October 5, 2020
#031 - Grayson Allen: On Layering Skills Through Building Businesses
Grayson Allen is the co-founder of Halen, a company that makes GateSense, a WiFi enabled smart lock for any gate, and LaundrySense, a device that turns any old washer into a smart washer that can send you status notifications about your laundry. He’s also the creator of TopoCase, a highly customizable 3D phone case. In this interview Taylor and Grayson talk about what he's learned from building these businesses and how layering those skills has helped him to be more prepared for future businesses. Follow Grayson:  Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn GateSense LaundrySense TopoCase Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/GraysonAllen Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
31:57
September 30, 2020
#030 - Dr. Bradley Garrett: On Urban Exploration and Social Geography
Dr. Bradley Garrett is a social geographer and author of Bunker: Building for the End Times, along with four other great books. In this interview, Nate and Dr. Garrett discuss his adventures doing archeological dives, exploring the literal underground of London, and so many more incredible stories! Follow Dr. Garrett: Instagram Twitter Bunker on Amazon BradleyGarrett.com Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/BradleyGarrett Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
39:39
September 28, 2020
#029 - Nick Abouzeid: On Marketing at MainStreet and Lessons from Hamilton's Bakery
Nick Abouzeid is the head of marketing at MainStreet, a company that helps startups get an average of $50k of IRS credits in as little as 20 minutes. In this interview, Nate and Nick talk about how he went from selling paintball guns in middle school through running a NY bakery in college and how he's now landed at MainStreet. Also, if you're a startup founder, you should really check out MainStreet! $50k in 20 minutes is no joke. Follow Nick: Twitter See what free money you qualify for at MainStreet.us Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/NickAbouzeid Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
32:04
September 23, 2020
#028 - Dr. Denver Fowler: On Dinosaur Digging and Museum Curation
Dr. Denver Fowler is the curator of the Badlands Dinosaur Museum at the Dickinson Museum Center. In this interview, Taylor and Denver talk about his diverse paleontology experiences, from digging up dinosaur fossils to working as an associate producer on a TV series called Prehistoric Park. Follow Denver: Denver on Twitter Dickinson Museum Center on Twitter Fowler Paleontology & Geology on Facebook Dickinson Museum Center on Facebook Dickinson Museum Center Website Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/DenverFowler Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
39:43
September 21, 2020
#027 - Jimmie Whisman: On the Darker Side of Comedy and Starting a Podcast
Jimmie Whisman is a comedian and the co-host of the podcasts Small Town Murder and Crime in Sports. In this episode, Nate and Jimmie talk about what it's actually like being in comedy (it's not all laughs) and how he got started with his podcasts. Follow Jimmie: Jimmie on Twitter Small Town Murder (Apple Podcasts) Crime in Sports (Apple Podcasts) Small Town Murder (Spotify) Crime in Sports (Spotify) Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/JimmieWhisman Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
32:09
September 16, 2020
#026 - Chase Björnson: On Concert Production and Digging Deep
Chase Björnson is a visual arts and creative branding expert who worked in the music industry with artists like Bon Iver, Zeds Dead, and Mumford and Sons. In this interview, Nate and Chase talk about how Chase got into the music industry, what his plans are now that COVID has halted live concerts, and how to dig deep to create meaningful connections. Follow Chase: Instagram ChaseBjornsonCreative.com Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/ChaseBjornson Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
33:09
September 14, 2020
#025 - BOTW - Cullin McGrath: On Building an Online Community for Writers
Cullin McGrath is the founder of Writer's Bloc, a community for writers to seek and share feedback on their works. In this interview, Nate and Cullin talk about overcoming the fear of sharing your own creations for the first time. Cullin also shares insight in how to build an online community. Follow Cullin: Cullin McGrath on Twitter Writer's Bloc on Twitter WritersBlocHQ.com Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/CullinMcGrath Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
25:38
September 11, 2020
#024 - Brock Booher: On Flying through Hailstorms and Getting Published in Fiction and Non-Fiction
Brock Booher is a commercial pilot for Southwest Airlines and published author. In this interview, he talks about flying into enemy territory for the USAF, what it's like to fly through hail and thunderstorms, and the process of writing and getting published. Follow Brock: BrockBooher.com Instagram Facebook Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/BrockBooher Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
28:07
September 8, 2020
#023 - BOTW - Chyanne Dover: On Finding the Right Motivation to Get and Stay Healthy
Chyanne Dover is a virtual fitness coach who helps her clients find the right workout regimen and dietary plan for their specific needs. She's also Nate's sister, and in this interview, Nate discusses his own experience developing a healthy lifestyle with Chy.  Follow Chy: Instagram Facebook Email List Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/ChyanneDover Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
26:52
September 4, 2020
#022 - Adam Ballinger: On Making the Jump from Professional Athletics to a Career in Creativity
Adam is a retired professional basketball player and now professional artist and owner of Adam Ballinger Art. In this conversation, Nate and Adam discuss the transition from athletics to a more creative career as an illustrator. They also talk about the extra motivation having kids brings to the drive to relentlessly grind to succeed. Follow Adam: Twitter Instagram AdamBallingerArt.com Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/AdamBallinger  Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
28:22
September 2, 2020
#021 - Nick Klein: On Preparedness, Homesteading, and Raising Rabbits for Food
Nick Klein is the founder of Hostile Hare, a company driven to support people from all walks of life to become more self-reliant by learning to, as Nick says, “control what you eat, from seed to meat.” In this interview, Taylor and Nick discuss how anyone can make small steps to be more self-reliant and prepare for small crises to large scale disasters. Nick talks about raising rabbits and quail for food, as well as other homesteading activities that can be done both on multiple acres of land and in downtown apartments. Follow Nick: Facebook Instagram HostileHare.com Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/NickKlein Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
38:34
August 31, 2020
#020 - BOTW - Dayton Mills: On Facilitating Serendipitous Experiences in Remote Work with Branch
Dayton Mills is the CEO & Co-Founder of Branch, a start-up striving to provide a virtual HQ for your remote team. Nate & Dayton discussed Dayton's entrepreneurial journey, the story behind Branch, and lots more. Follow Dayton & Branch's Journey: Dayton on Twitter: @DaytonMills Branch on Twitter: @Branch_gg Check out Branch at Branch.gg Check out the show notes at Voxtur.Life/DaytonMills/ Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
18:55
August 28, 2020
#019 - Wes Kao: On Insecure Vibes, Mentoring Yourself and Spiky Points of View
Wes Kao is a marketer and was previously the co-creator of altMBA. In this interview, Nate and Wes discuss insecure vibes, mentoring yourself, and spiky points of view. This is our LONGEST interview to date, but well worth the time to listen all the way through! Follow Wes: Twitter WesKao.com Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
47:55
August 26, 2020
#018 - Nick Zentner: On Being Fluid with No Master Plan and Teaching in Creative Ways
Nick Zentner is a Geology professor at Central Washington University. He's also teaches the world about geology from home and in the field through his self-titled YouTube channel. In this conversation, Nate and Nick talk about how much more there is to geology than just identifying rocks and how someone decides to pursue geology. Nick also shares some wisdom on being fluid and open to new opportunities when there's no master plan. Follow Nick: NickZentner.com YouTube Instagram Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
29:52
August 24, 2020
#017 - BOTW - Tyler Denk: On Big Desk Energy and Early Involvement in Start-ups
Tyler Denk is the creator of Big Desk Energy, a Spotify playlist that's "chill enough to be background music while you're working but upbeat enough not to put your to sleep." It's also a website that brings nostalgic atmosphere to that same playlist with some surprise add-ons. In this interview, Nate and Tyler discuss what it was like becoming a part of Morning Brew as only the second person, and what his mindset around creating Big Desk Energy was. *NOTE Nate is a dummy and misstated Tyler's twitter handle 2x. Sorry, Tyler! It's @denk_tweets! Follow Tyler: Twitter Big Desk Energy (Spotify) BigDeskEnergy.com Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
19:40
August 21, 2020
#016 - Nate & Taylor: On Vöxtur's Story
In this episode, Nate lets producer Taylor Bailey out of the editing dungeon to let his voice be heard! Taylor is the other half of Vöxtur, and together, Nate and Taylor discuss how they met, how Vöxtur got started, and the journey from selling clothes to interviewing People of Growth in a written format to now settling in on the podcast. They also talk about where they see Vöxtur going in the next few years and how you can help! Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
20:09
August 19, 2020
#015 - Dario Pizzano: On the Grind of being a Minor League Baseball Player
Dario Pizzano is a Minor League baseball player you may recognize from an early written interview! In this episode, Nate and Dario discuss the good times and the hard realities of playing Minor League ball. *NOTE* In the few days since this podcast was recorded, Dario was traded to the Winnipeg Goldeyes!  Follow Dario: Twitter Instagram Facebook Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
31:49
August 17, 2020
#014 - BOTW - Rishi Tripathy: On Pitching Yourself and Learning in Public
Rishi Tripathy is a Duke graduate working at On Deck, a company that's attempting to combine education and entrepreneurship tools. He's also the founder of start.city, an "online city" for people who are new to tech to talk about shared experiences in a place that is comfortable. Follow Rishi: Twitter Start.City Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
20:50
August 14, 2020
#013 - Joe Wallin: On Making Career Shifts Within Law and Learning from Those Who Have Gone Before
Joe Wallin is a Seattle-based startup and corporate attorney, and the author of Angel Investing: Start to Finish. In this interview, Nate and Joe discuss making career shifts within law, knowing when to ask questions and when to figure it out yourself, and learning to build authentic relationships. Follow Joe: Twitter LinkedIn Angel Investing: Start to Finish Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
24:42
August 12, 2020
#012 - Kinsey Grant: On Mentorship and Making Your Ambitions Known
Kinsey Grant is the host of Morning Brew's Business Casual podcast. In this conversation, Nate and Kinsey discuss her experience joining Morning Brew as the startup's fifth member, what it's like to interview people like Mark Cuban, Andrew Yang, and Barbara Corcoran, and the importance of making your ambitions known to maximize opportunities for growth. Follow Kinsey: Business Casual (Apple Podcasts) Business Casual (Spotify) Morning Brew Twitter Instagram kinsey@morningbrew.com Support Vöxtur on Patreon! Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
25:33
August 10, 2020
#011 - BOTW - Taylor Ealand: On Developing a COVID Health Screening App
Taylor Ealand and his family are the creators of an app called Verahealth that is designed to help businesses handle screening of employees and customers from the comfort of their homes. Follow Taylor: Verahealth (Apple) Verahealth (Google Play) Verahealth.app contact@verahealth.app Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
08:53
August 7, 2020
#010 - Ryan Delk: On Homeschooling with Primer and How to Get Hired at a Startup
Ryan Delk is the CEO and co-founder of Primer, a startup that is going to change the world of homeschooling. In this conversation, Nate and Ryan discuss his career in technology, Primer, and how to get hired at a startup. Follow Ryan: Twitter Primer ryan@withprimer.com Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
23:38
August 5, 2020
#009 - Ingri Pauline: On Women's Health and Becoming an Expert
Ingri Pauline is a weight lifting and nutrition coach who specializes in helping women and tailors their training specifically to their hormonal and cyclical needs. She was a Navy explosives ordinance disposal operator, has a degree in Kinesiology, is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a certified nutrition coach.  Follow Ingri:  Twitter Instagram  Ingri Pauline Athletics  Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
29:46
August 3, 2020
#008 - BOTW - Prado: On Starting a Book Club During a Pandemic
Prado is the founder of GOAT Book Club, a periodic "Zoom call with authors and great minds." Follow Prado: GOAT Book Club Twitter Instagram Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
09:53
July 31, 2020
#007 - Sid Jha: On Reading Non-Fiction and Writing Online
Sid Jha is the author of Sunday Snapshots, a weekly email newsletter. In this episode, Sid and Nate discuss reading, writing online, and building relationships with awesome people. Follow Sid: Twitter Sunday Snapshots Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
28:57
July 29, 2020
#006 - Byrne Hobart: On Writing Online and the Benefits of Having Kids
Byrne Hobart is the writer of The Diff, an email newsletter about inflections in finance and technology. In this conversation, Nate and Byrne chat about having kids, homeschooling, writing online, and tons more. Follow Byrne: The Diff Twitter Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
30:56
July 27, 2020
#005 - BOTW - Zach Lamothe: On Donating to Charity for Free
Zach Lamothe is a Canadian entrepreneur and the co-founder of Mile1 and Oso Simply. He’s also this week’s Builder of the Week! Follow Zach: Twitter Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
11:13
July 24, 2020
#004 - Sheel Mohnot: On Choosing a Career Expertise and Seed-Stage Investing
Sheel Mohnot is a seed stage FinTech investor. In this conversation, Sheel talks about how he chose a career expertise, Googling as a skill, and how he approached big changes in his career. Follow Sheel: Twitter Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
23:38
July 22, 2020
#003 - Donegal Fergus: On Coaching College Baseball and Working with the Right People
Donegal Fergus is the Minor League hitting coordinator for the Minnesota Twins and before that, he was a college baseball coach for about 20 years. In this conversation, we talk about the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people, the necessity of obstacles, and why you should focus at being the best at your job, instead of looking for the next thing.  Follow Donegal: Twitter Instagram Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
26:35
July 20, 2020
#002 - Robert Berry: On Starting a Virtual Art Gallery and Building Professional Relationships
Robert Berry is a gallerist, collector, and curator. He’s also the founder of the Robert Berry Gallery, a virtual art gallery. Before founding his own gallery, Robert obtained a master’s degree in art history from Brooklyn College, and a bachelor’s degree in art, art history, and criticism from Stony Brook University. Robert shared his mindset around mentorship, approach to obstacles, and more. Follow Robert: Robert Berry Robert Berry Gallery Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
23:51
July 13, 2020
#001 - Sam Lachow: On Rapping Professionally and Overcoming Addiction
Sam Lachow is a producer, songwriter, rapper, videographer, director, and editor of video and music. Based in Seattle, WA, Sam began making music in middle school and has built a career for himself as a musician. In this interview, he shares the book that helped him learn how to write music without substances, how he has found his place within the music industry, and lots more. Here’s his story! Follow Sam:  Twitter Instagram  Spotify  Apple Music  Background music:  Drifting Korners - Joseph McDade
17:59
July 6, 2020
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June 28, 2020