WeStrive: The Entrepreneurship Podcast

WeStrive: The Entrepreneurship Podcast

By Cory McKane
A podcast where an entrepreneur interviews successful people who weren't supposed to be successful. Entrepreneurship is all about getting places that you weren't supposed to get to...I'm here to tell those stories. Episodes air ever MONDAY.

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#54 Founder - Labdoor | Neil Thanedar
Neil Thanedar graduated from college and immediately got to work. His company, Labdoor, is arguably the best company on the planet when it comes to independent research of the supplement industry. I actually purchased a pre-workout off of their website before recording this interview (and if you can get a broke startup-founder like me to spend $40+ on something online, then you know you have a quality product). They have made millions of dollars, raised $7M in funding from notable investors like Mark Cuban, and have transformed the supplement industry. Some great lessons for founders that he speaks on: Every time customers give you feedback, write it down and analyze it Create a company you're passionate about Send monthly email updates to investors As a founder, you have to understand every aspect of your business, even if it's just a little bit. Everything from marketing, coding languages, business law, etc. Enjoy the episode! WeStrive: Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately with your clients through WeStrive.
55:41
January 20, 2020
#53 Co-Founder @ CrossNet | Chris Meade
The storyline for the company that was created by Chris Meade and his friends almost sounds made up. They wrote out a list of company ideas and the final thing they didn't erase was '4-way Volleyball'. They quit their jobs, moved away from home, and years later they have millions in sales. Sounds like a fantasy company, right? Well, Chris and his team have endured so much over the years and sacrificed everything to get to this point. Throughout the podcast, we cover their years of dedication, a few viral videos, and creative marketing strategies that have brought them to the top. Be sure to buy your CrossNet today! crossnetgame.com WeStrive: Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
41:38
January 13, 2020
#52 CEO of Kanna - Farhaj Mayan
This week I interviewed Farhaj Mayan, CEO & Founder at Kanna (hirekanna.com), and their company helps people find gigs/jobs in the Cannabis industry. Farhaj is one of those stop-at-nothing-to-succeed entrepreneurs and he actually fell on this new company by accident. He previously was running a mobile app for barbers called Fade, already was thinking of transitioning in a different direction, and then he stumbled upon a huge gap in such a growing industry. Throughout the podcast, Farhaj discusses his life growing up in Dubai, moving to the US, winning robotics competitions, his journey with RedBull, building two amazing companies, and more. Enjoy! Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
46:50
January 6, 2020
#51 Co-Founder InHouse produce | Andrew Blume & Trevor Hudson
Andrew Blume & Trevor Hudson are two amazing entrepreneurs that are transforming the ag-tech industry. Trevor is a software engineer who grew up in Asia and speaks fluent Mandarin. Andrew has amassed 10,000 ag-tech hours and has worked in the ag-tech industry with companies like Microsoft, Philips, Ikea, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Southern Company, Agritecture, Square Roots, the Mayor's Office of Atlanta, LACI, Plenty, Aerofarms, and more. What is their product? Using a combination of logistics, servicing, and smart hardware, they set up customers (restaurants) with a hydroponic edible wall that grows and preserves produce until the moment the food is ready to be eaten. Basically, they have a beautiful display of growing leafy greens in restaurants that can be immediately taken from being grown and placed right on the plate. Their vision is to make growing food as easy as eating it. They want to improve food systems and create a new paradigm for the farm-to-table experience. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
54:13
December 2, 2019
November 27, 2019
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November 27, 2019
#50 Cory Mckane - WeStrive Founder
For our 50th episode, I'm flipping things around and actually posting an interview of myself getting interviewed by Axel York (episode 49). Throughout the episode, I speak about my journey to get WeStrive to where it is today, all the hurdles I've had to go through, the different lessons I've learned along the way, and so much more. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
51:10
November 25, 2019
#49 CEO - Cloud Sherpas | Axel York
Axel has been ambitious and adventurous all his life so it makes that when his boss brought up expanding into Asia, he was the first one to raise his hand to volunteer. Moving a business, getting office space, hiring employees, and growing a company may be one of the most difficult things a human being can do...now imagine doing that all in the Philippines. After years of doing this in the Phillippines for another company, (and a successful ongoing career at V3 Electric) he decided it was time to start his own company out of the Philippines. Introducing, Cloud Sherpas, a company that outsources Executive Assistants to the PH AND pays them well. I actually just hired one of these assistants myself so I'm excited to see how things play out.  In addition to all of this, he's currently a board member at multiple charities (one being campaignoaat.org Episode #35). Enjoy the episode! Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
1:00:55
November 18, 2019
#48 CEO - JetCet Lifestyle Backpacks | Nick Ordoñez
Nick Ordoñez was introduced to me by a previous interviewee, Brodi Nicholas (episode #35), since Nick's company does a lot of work with Brodi's Cancer charity, campaignoaat.org. Nick runs an amazing travel/lifestyle backpacking company called Jetcet that he started several years ago. His passion for travel and hard work are what forged his company and those ambitions all started as a little kid. Nick's best friend/brother has down-syndrome and that had a big impact on how Nick lived his life. After heading off to college, Nick wanted to make his brother proud and that's when he started working on Jetcet. Seeing a need for a sleeker/more compact backpack, Nick and his cousin decided to launch Jetcet and the rest is history. Throughout the podcast we touch on early life, scaling a company (with a baby at home), his relationship with the Philippines, and so much more. If you want one of his company's backpacks, here's a 20% discount. Enjoy! https://www.jetcetlife.com/  Promo Code: WeStrive for 20% off Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
41:57
November 11, 2019
#47 Kanye's CTO, CEO - Number 5 | Adam Ayers - Part 2
Adam Ayers is a legend in the tech world. He's lead tech teams all over the world and this week he sat down with WeStrive to tell his story. From an early age, Adam was obsessed with technology and that obsession led him into the entrepreneurship world. He went from building websites in his early teens, to starting Entrepreneurs@ASU while attending Arizona State University. Later in his career, Adam was the head developer or CTO for companies like Five Four Club and Crowdfunder.com and he's led the technology teams for brands like Paris Hilton and Kanye West's Yeezy. This podcast was so long that we broke it into two different weeks. The first week, we'll touch on Adam's early life, the businesses he started, and the companies he was the technical-lead at. In week two, we'll get into his CTO role at Yeezy, growing his company Number 5, and ask him a series of questions to get to know him better. Enjoy the episode! Also, he brought two bottles of very nice wine from my birth year. He spent hours picking the right bottles...so cheers to you Adam. He also brought some delicious cheese and crackers that I happily scarfed down after the interview. Part 1 Summary: Early life, Entrepreneurs@ASU, CTO @ dozens of companies Part 2 Summary: CTO @ Yeezy, Growing Number 5 as CEO, 20 Questions Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
41:11
November 4, 2019
#46 Kanye's CTO, CEO - Number 5 | Adam Ayers - Part 1
Adam Ayers is a legend in the tech world. He's lead tech teams all over the world and this week he sat down with WeStrive to tell his story. From an early age, Adam was obsessed with technology and that obsession led him into the entrepreneurship world. He went from building websites in his early teens, to starting Entrepreneurs@ASU while attending Arizona State University. Later in his career, Adam was the head developer or CTO for companies like Five Four Club and Crowdfunder.com and he's led the technology teams for brands like Paris Hilton and Kanye West's Yeezy. This podcast was so long that we broke it into two different weeks. The first week, we'll touch on Adam's early life, the businesses he started, and the companies he was the technical-lead at. In week two, we'll get into his CTO role at Yeezy, growing his company Number 5, and ask him a series of questions to get to know him better. Enjoy the episode! Also, he brought two bottles of very nice wine from my birth year. He spent hours picking the right bottles...so cheers to you Adam. He also brought some delicious cheese and crackers that I happily scarfed down after the interview. Part 1 Summary: Early life, Entrepreneurs@ASU, CTO @ dozens of companies Part 2 Summary: CTO @ Yeezy, Growing Number 5 as CEO, 20 Questions Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
54:45
October 28, 2019
#45 SEO Legend, CEO-GoPure Brands | Alex Keyan
Alex is actually the former Co-Founder of David Levich's (Episode #1) earlier company before SunStaches. David introduced me to Alex and told me that Alex is not only one of the best guys he knows, but he's also a wizard with SEO...so, of course, I wanted to get him on the podcast. After years of helping grow the company (now called Sunstaches), Alex decided he wanted to go off on his own. He launched GoPureBrands back in 2006 and he hasn't looked back since. As the CEO/Founder, Alex takes us through his day-to-day operations, the ups and downs of running a company, and what it's like to be a big-time solo founder. Check them out at gopurebeauty.com Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
33:14
October 21, 2019
#44 Top Angel Investor | Christopher Grey
After founding/selling multiple companies, Christopher Grey decided to get into Angel investing. Now, he has one of the best angel rates there is with only 3 out of 40 of his investments failing. Typically, around 50-90% of Angel investments end up failing so his rate of only 7.5% is insane. Throughout the episode, we cover his company CapLinked, what it's like to be an angel investor, how to properly vet companies, and what it takes to succeed in the entrepreneurial world. For more information in his company, check out https://www.caplinked.com/ Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
41:45
October 14, 2019
#43 Founder Instasteam | Ari Hirsch
Ari was traveling through Europe when he realized that his closed were constantly wrinkled. He thought to himself, "why isn't there a portable solution for steeming your clothes?". Well, after he got back to the United States, he started working on just that. In just a few months he already had a prototype ready to go and a few months after that his product was featured on HSN. Tune in this week to hear his story on how he created Instasteam and how he's going to change the world of steaming. Check out their new product at https://www.amazon.com/InstaSteam-Deodorize-Electricity-Free-Smallest-Breaking/dp/B07J4631K6 Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
37:56
October 7, 2019
#42 COO/Co-Founder @ FitSpot | Sammy Courtright
Sammy Courtright and her Co-Founder have taken FitSpot from nothing and transformed it into one of the top Corporate Fitness Platforms on the planet. They recently raised their Series A funding (Congrats to them) and are in the process of revamping FitSpot. Listen in to hear about what it takes to grow a company, how/when to pivot, and where FitSpot is going in the next few years. Check them out at https://fitspotwellness.com/ Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
48:16
September 30, 2019
#41 Founded 15+ Companies | Gabriel Stein
Gabriel Stein has been around the block a few times. This guy has started more than 15 successful companies and he isn't slowing down anytime soon. Basically, he finds a problem in the world and then he solves it. At the core of entrepreneurship, this is exactly what you're supposed to do.  A few of his companies, Helpful Systems (https://www.helpfulsystems.com/) and Pure Web Services (https://www.purewebservices.com/) have been around for years and have helped countless entrepreneurs/business-owners grow their business. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
36:55
September 23, 2019
#40 Over $200M Ad Spent | Jack Paxton
Jack Paxton has been involved in the marketing world for years. After gaining almost a decade of experience, he decided it was time to open his own shop. His marketing company, including his own experience, have spent nearly 200 Million Dollars on ads amongst Google, Facebook, Instagram, and more.....200....Million....Dollars. That's a lot of coin, so I think Jack knows what he's talking about. In addition to spending 1/5 a billion on ads, Jack also runs RGrowth, a Software company with multiple ventures beneath it including Vyper.io and Hyax.com I hope you enjoy the podcast and learn something from one of the best online advertisers out there. Jack@vyper.io Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
42:45
September 16, 2019
#39 Celebrity Trainer/Founder- Zoned | Phil Catudal
Phil Catudal is many things. He's a father of three, has his MBA, is a celebrity personal trainer, he survived cancer, he created and exited a nutrition company, and he still finds time in life for friends & family.  This podcast takes you on a journey through Phil's life and how he got to where he is today. The most important things in Phil's life are his family, friends, and helping people achieve their goals. Read more about Phil and purchase his new book - Just Your Type - https://trainedbyphil.com/ Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
49:54
September 9, 2019
#38 Former SEO Lead AirBnb/PayPal | Tommy Griffith
Tommy ran SEO for both AirBnb & PayPal so he obviously knows what he's doing when it comes to Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Several years ago he decided to branch off on his own and create the company ClickMinded. To date, ClickMinded has helped 1000's of entrepreneurs and business owners dominate SEO rankings over the years. On this podcast, Tommy takes us through his journey going from a high-end job at AirBnb to all of a sudden being on his own. How will he do in the entrepreneur world? Let's find out. Link to the ClickMinded SEO Course: https://www.clickminded.com/ ClickMinded SEO Strategy Guide Digital Marketing Strategy Guide SEO Checklist Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
55:49
September 3, 2019
#37 | $800K Indiegogo/PrepDeck Founder | Alexander Eburne
Alexander created Prepdeck based on his love for cooking and the need he found for more organization/tools in the kitchen. After a long creation/design/building process, they decided to launch an Indiegogo. To date, they've raised over $800,000 for prepdeck and are one of the most sought after cooking tools on the planet. I hope you learn a lot from this podcast and if you want to learn more about prepdeck you can visit the link below! https://www.prepdeck.com/ Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
39:34
August 26, 2019
#36 CEO of Vinder | Sam Lillie
After hiking from Mexico to Canada, Sam found himself in Port Orchard, WA. During a Town Hall meeting, he noticed that people in his city had a very difficult time getting fresh fruits and vegetables. On his way home he asked a guy with an apple tree if he could sell the apples for him. After speaking with dozens of people at the gym, Sam found a buyer and Vinder was born. What started off as Sam on his bike running his neighbor-made produce buy/sell/trade platform turned into a viral sensation that spanned across over 15 states. Sam and his team have now won several pitch competitions and have decided to scale back their growth efforts to focus on re-building the platform and mastering the Austin, TX market. Growing an online/in-app marketplace can be very difficult to scale, but if anybody can do it, it's Sam Lillie. Check out https://www.vinder.com/ and download the app. Maybe you can start your own Vinder community in your city or town. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
54:51
August 19, 2019
#35 Cancer Charity CEO | Brodi Nicholas
Brodi Nicholas is a wonderful human being who runs a company that helps kids with cancer and other deadly diseases. It all started when he noticed that the girl who lived across the street from him, who used to play Basketball outside everyday, all of a sudden just wasn’t outside. Brodi discovered that she was diagnosed with leukemia and he was determined to do what he could to help. All she wanted to do was swim with her friends, ride a bike again, and learn to play the drums. He rallied his friends together and was able to grant all three of her wishes. That was the start of what is now Campaign One At A Time. Now, they've helped hundreds of kids and have privately sponsored over 19, helping them through some of the hardest times in their lives. If you want to donate, head to campaignoaat.org Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
1:01:40
August 12, 2019
#34 CEO of RARI Nutrition | Sean Kelly
After spending years in the fitness industry, Sean noticed that none of the supplements he was taking were doing the trick…so he decided to create his own. What started off as mixing certain BCAA’s together has now become one of the most up-and-coming nutrition brands out there. Sean has his products in hundreds of stores on the east coast and is on track to get a 3000 store deal (minimum). In addition, they are all over Amazon and selling around the world. Dive into this episode to learn what it takes to start and grow a nutrition business with https://www.rarinutrition.com/ Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
27:43
August 5, 2019
#33 CEO FreeeUp.com | Nathan Hirsch
Nathan started off his entrepreneurship journey by selling things online. It started with re-selling college textbooks and led to selling millions of dollars on Ebay. Now, he runs one of the best Freelancer business on the planet, Freeeup.com. The best part? He runs his freelancer business...with freelancers. Throughout the podcast he takes us through how he got to where he is today and how he runs such a dominant company day-to-day. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freeeupmarketplace Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/realnatehirsch LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanhirsch/ FreeeUp: https://freeeup.com/ FreeeUp Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/outsourcingmasters/ My calendar: https://calendly.com/freeeup-nathan My email: nathan@freeeup.com Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
26:30
July 29, 2019
#32 Accelerator/CEO Alum | Tom Jackson
Tom has been a powerful force in the entrepreneurial world for years now. His previous company, Locus Insights, got accepted into two of the top accelerator entrepreneur programs in the country. After only a year of work from company inception, both TechStars & Quake in Austin accepted his company into their program. Throughout the podcast, he touches on his journey as an entrepreneur, what the top accelerator entrepreneur programs are like, and shares advice on truly growing a business. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
32:56
July 22, 2019
#31 Music Industry Leader | Jerry Deifer
After finishing his time with the marines, Jerry set off to become a part of the music industry. After standing outside of MTV, he befriended an employee there and that led to a lifelong business partnership and friendship. The pair have since opened up several music venues around the world, created (and sold) a round-up-your-change-for-charity app, and have hosted parties for some of the most successful people in the music industry. Jerry is now the CEO/Founder of FIX, a music fan's rewards app and they've already had over 600,000 downloads in just seven months.  Download the app below to check it out! Fix IOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/music-rewards-fix/id1441912457 Fix Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fixmusicapp.mobile&hl=en_US Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
53:33
July 15, 2019
#30 Famous to Homeless to Millionaire | Garrain Jones
Starting from a rough childhood, homelessness in his 20's, close to three years in a French prison, signing with Ludacris's label, and all the ups and downs of life...Garrain has been through it all. Now, he's at the top of his game and wants to help transform your life.  Garrain is a human being who has seen every low and every high of life. At a young age he was on the cover of magazines and found him self featured in several famous music videos. Things took a turn for a worse and he found himself living in his car for over two years. A random encounter with a stranger saying "change your mindset change your life" completely transformed him (after years of work) into the successful man he is today. Pay attention to what he says and hopefully you can learn something valuable that can be applied to your life. Check Garrain out on Instagram @garrain.jones Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
1:16:27
July 8, 2019
#29 Number One NightLife App Founder | Ian Chen
Ian Chen runs the number one nightclub app on the planet, Discotech. Discotech dominates the nightlife market & Ian is at the forefront leading his team to now feature over 900 clubs worldwide. Ian started off by wanting to solve a problem in the clubbing industry, and years later Discotech is solving that problem on a huge scale. Him and his team are living the dream and growing their company from a beautiful home/office in the Hollywood Hills. Also, he has a  best man speech that went viral and you can check it out at the link below. You won't be disappointed. Check out https://www.discotech.me/ to learn more or download DiscoTech in the app store! Ian's best man speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j75eM-hCHUM Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
45:58
July 1, 2019
#28 SEO Wizard, Google Alum | Mac Frederick
Mac started an entrepreneurship club, a tech startup, a repair company, and even a party bus all while at Penn State.  After getting recruited by Google and working there for a year, he decided to start a digital agency and another repair business. Through hard work the past 4 years, he’s been able to scale those roughly 5000%, while traveling the world and having fun. If your small business needs help growing visit https://needmomentum.com/ and let Mac and his team help you grow. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
31:00
June 24, 2019
#27 Filmocracy Founder | Paul Jun
Paul has entrepreneurship in his blood. His father has successfully purchased 20+ run-down businesses, rebuilt them, and sold them for a profit. After years in the film industry, Paul decided he wanted to help films that don't have as much cash or connections as some of the blockbuster movies do. Through this, he created Filmocracy. Filmocracy is an online platform that hosts thousands of movies from filmmakers around the world. Filmmakers with smaller budgets can now utilize a platform to gain viewership, generate revenue, and potentially be aquired by a larger film festival or platform...all thanks to Filmocracy. http://www.filmocracy.com/ Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
35:51
June 17, 2019
#26 Entrepreneur Legend | Nancy Coblenz
Nancy is one of the most incredible entrepreneurs on the planet. She breaks down what it's like hosting a festival for the first time, growing a business, managing dozens of interns, and much more. She is the founder of Rebel Role Model & Female Founders of Dallas. Nancy has impacted hundreds of people over the years and continues to do so through her RebelCon conferences. Check out https://www.rebelrolemodel.com/ to learn more about Nancy and her business. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
47:03
June 10, 2019
#25 European Fitness Giant | James Golden
James Golden AKA TheFitnessPro has dominated the fitness industry in Europe for the past several years. He's trained some of the biggest European celebrities you can think of and currently is building a unique startup of his own. Him and his team run Yolo Retreats outside of London and provide an incredible way to get outdoors and get back to your true self. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
30:08
June 3, 2019
#24 Changing The Hotel Industry | Yannis Moati
Yannis is actively changing the hotel industry by filling in the gaps of a typical hotel schedule. If you aren't checking into a room until 11 PM then what's happening to your room from that 11 am checkout time until 11 at night? Absolutely nothing. Yannis and his team at HotelsByDay.com are capturing those time gaps, bringing more profits to hotels and adding convenience to travelers. Now, instead of sleeping at the airport for your layover, you can crash at a nearby hotel for a few hours and relax! Listen close to this episode and discover how this shark tank veteran gets the job done time and time again. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
1:04:28
May 28, 2019
#23 Lord of Tech | Yannick Lord
Yannick is a tech guru and an incredible human being. He's run multiple tech companies, traveled around the world, and currently is in Denver building an incubator to help combat global warming. At one point, he was hired by Toyota to run a 60+ person tech team to revolutionize how they run their business. Any company would be lucky to have him and we're lucky to have him on the WeStrive podcast. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
37:53
May 20, 2019
#22 SAT Prep. Mark Cuban Deal | Shaan Patel
Very few people make in on Shark Tank, even less get their episode aired, and a much smaller percentage of people can land a deal with Mark Cuban.  Shaan Patel has done all of those things. Shaan is the founder of Prep Expert, one of the nation's largest test prep providers. His company has authored eight different #1 bestselling SAT & ACT prep books. Aside from helping thousands of students ace the SAT's,  he also co-published a book with Mark Cuban...and he's doing all of this while going through his residency to become a doctor. I literally have no clue how he does it all but his company is doing incredibly well. If you're currently studying for the SAT visit https://prepexpert.com/ And a huge congratulations for Shaan making it in the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30! Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
44:40
May 15, 2019
#21 Shark Tank Advisor | Richard Lofgren
Richard has founded and advised for countless companies throughout his career. He currently is an advisor for one of the original Sharks on Shark Tank, Kevin Harrington. Richard discovered that he was incredible at making connections and finding potential through early-stage companies. We cover his rise in the business world and show WeStrive listeners what it takes to become a personal advisor to a Shark Tank Shark. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
34:31
May 13, 2019
#20 Billionaire Matchmaker | Gina Hendrix
For more than a decade Gina Hendrix has been helping the most prominent million/billionaires find love. She noticed that she loved setting her friends up on dates and found a way to turn that into a thriving business. Since then, she's published several books, matched hundreds of couples, and has brought more love to the world than most people on Earth. Take some time to hear her story and if you're interested in learning more about her services, visit http://ginahendrix.com/ Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
58:56
May 8, 2019
#19 Ukrainian Tech Guru | Andrew Vasylyk
Alex has started a handful of dominating companies over the past several years. He's sort of a tech/entrepreneur guru. Him and his brother, Alex, are Co-founders of the Tech company StartupSoft.org and they are my favorite people on the planet. Without them, I wouldn't have the app/website that I have today (currently re-branding before our big launch in September as WeStrive). Alex previously started a Facebook-esque company in Ukraine that got up to over 400,000 users before they shut it down due to low retention. He shut down the operation because he knew he could make a bigger and better company and he definitely has done that with StartupSoft. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
44:06
May 6, 2019
#18 All 5 Sharks Deal, Drone CEO | JD Claridge
Take a tech nerd who's passionate for creating and building...and definitely doesn't want the spotlight. Now, take that same techie and put him on Shark Tank in front of millions of people. How do you think he'll do? If you guessed he would do poorly then you're wrong. JD Claridge is one of only two people to ever leave Shark Tank with a deal from all five sharks...and for $1 Million Dollars! His Drone company, XCraft, is revolutionizing the way Drones operate and they are absolutely dominating the field. Also, we might touch on flying cars a bit too. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
41:15
May 1, 2019
#17 Celebrity Yacht Chef | Adam Glick
Adam Glick entered Culinary School on a whim and it turned out to be the best decision of his life. His rough start in the yachting industry has turned into a flourishing business that has taken him around the world. Adam has sailed to every place you can possibly imagine, is currently running his own outdoor cooking tv show, and is the head chef on the reality tv show, Below Deck Mediterranean. Check out https://www.chefadamglick.com/ to learn more about Adam Glick. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
45:19
April 29, 2019
#16 Pentatonix Social Manager | Jake Updegraff
Jake started off wanting to be a part of radio and ended up going in a completely different direction. When you move to LA it's always hard to find work and get started on your dream. Jake started by interning with Ryan Seacrest and rose the ranks from there. After a few years he opened his own social media management business and currently manages Pentatonix, David Archuleta, and so many more famous artists/entertainers. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
40:43
April 24, 2019
#15 Badass Tech Lawyer | Jessica Vittorio
Who's Jessica V? Oh, I don't know, she's just one of the best lawyers in the game. Jess brings an exciting twist to the boring world of law. She left her corporate & government jobs so that she could start her own practice. She primarily focuses on working with Startups and constantly gives back to the startup world. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
45:24
April 22, 2019
#14 West LA Fitness Guru | Adam Friedman
Adam has over 30 years of personal training, nutrition, and strength coaching experience. He's trained 100's of people over the years, countless celebrities, and dozens of famous athletes. He's one of the greatest personal trainers on the planet. Listen close to find out why he's one of only two trainers on the planet to have a private studio inside Golds Gym in Venice, CA. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
1:02:36
April 17, 2019
#13 Accelerator Founder/Lifetime Entrepreneur | Brian Mac Mahon
Brian is the founder of Expert Dojo, a Santa Monica Entrepreneur Accelerator, and stands as an industry leader for entrepreneurship. He runs one of the top accelerators in Los Angeles, he's one of the hardest workers there is,  and there are few people on this planet who find more time to help others than he does.  Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
40:13
April 15, 2019
#12 NFL/Usher’s Performance Coach | Tim Adams
Coach Tim Adams is one of the greatest fitness, strength, health, mental, wellness, etc... coaches on the planet. He's coached for the Oakland Raiders, The Los Angeles Kings, and was Usher's personal coach for tours.  To top it all off, he doesn't have 90% of the bones in one of his knees and still works out every day on both legs. I guess you'll have to listen in order for that one to make sense for you. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
1:21:27
April 10, 2019
#11 Shark Tank & App Guru | Tim Krauss
If you've watched the 'Bear Minimum' episode of Shark Tank then you've already seen Tim Krauss. Tim was the man behind the big bear costume and he's also the man behind many prominent companies. He's founded two companies, has consulted for many, and now he's on our podcast! Listen in to hear how his company exits have gone and to learn how to truly be an entrepreneur. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
40:11
April 8, 2019
#10 World-Renowned Strength Coach | Lee Brandon
Lee was the first ever female Strength & Conditioning in the NFL. Throughout her career, she has accomplished so many things and broken down countless barriers. She's trained dozens of gold, silver, & bronze olympic athletes and has coached with multiple professional teams. Lee also has multiple unique rehabilitation patents for her creations. Listen close because you just might learn something. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
53:12
April 3, 2019
#9 VR/AR CEO | Hayes Mackaman
Hayes was homeless at 22, has worked for 3 of the 4 biggest Accounting firms on the planet, and is now the CEO of 8i. 8i is one of the world leaders in virtual & augmented reality. They have a laundry list of patented technology and are untouchable in the space. After getting to see their offices and some of the technology they've created, I'm absolutely mind blown. Enjoy the podcast and try to wrap your head around all the stuff they're building haha. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
41:21
April 1, 2019
#8 Conscious Boss CEO | Emily Gallagher
Emily is a Ted-X Speaker, a connector, coach, presenter, experience creator & obsessive collaborator. She has worked with thousands of entrepreneurs and is the creator of the Conscious Boss Entrepreneur network. Listen in to find out how she's changing the business world, especially for all you ladies out there. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
42:45
March 27, 2019
#7 200+ lbs Weight Loss | Jordan Grahm
What is there to say? I mean this guy lost over 200 pounds and now competes in bodybuilding competitions. It takes some pretty big balls to push yourself so hard that you cut your weight literally in half. I'm still out here trying to lose 10 pounds...and I've been trying for over a year haha. This episode is great because Jordan takes us through his weight loss journey and gives a lot of tips and motivation for weight loss and overall life improvement. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
53:51
March 25, 2019
#6 NFL VP/Creative Director | Bill McCullough
Bill started off in music and worked his way to become the Vice President & Creative Director of NFL Media. Follow this crazy journey through HBO, GoPro, QVC, GoFundMe, 11 Emmys, and so much more. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
56:32
March 20, 2019
#5 Badass Trainer & Model | Davey Fisher
He might look like a model (and is one) but there's more than meets the eye to this Santa Monica celebrity personal trainer and social media star. Davey has spent years perfecting his craft and has more certifications than I have fingers (counting my thumbs). If you want to learn how to challenge yourself, take a page out of Davey's book (or locker). Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
1:22:16
March 18, 2019
#4 The Last Ship Actor | Kevin Michael Martin
Moving to Los Angeles to become an actor is one of the hardest things to do on the planet. The competition in this city is endless so when you have an opportunity...take advantage. Learn about Kevin's rise in the industry and his growth into a key role on TNT's The Last Ship. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
1:01:09
March 13, 2019
#3 Reality TV & Entrepreneurship | Lauren Schwab
Lauren is one of the most badass people I know. She has opened multiple gyms, has trained hundreds of people, and is known in West-LA as a personal training guru. Lauren has one of the coolest life stories of all time.  She's been on multiple reality TV shows and has the craziest stories to go along with them. She currently runs her own wellness program which aims to help people 'Un-Plug' from the world so they can reconnect with themselves. Listen close and enjoy...I think you're gonna like this one! Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
48:47
March 11, 2019
#2 Golds Gym Challenge Creator | Blair McHaney
Believe it or not, Blair McHaney, from the small town of Wenatchee, WA, is the reason why fitness challenges exist today. Over 20 years ago he started the Gold's Gym Challenge which eventually led to millions of gym members transforming their bodies and lives. He changed the gym industry into what it is today. He's a world-leader in customer service practices, gym ownership, and is a wonderful human being. Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
1:17:22
March 4, 2019
#1 Shark Tank & Millions | David Levich
The first episode of WeStrive wouldn't be so great if it weren't for David. I'm so grateful he took the time to sit down with me before I even had bought the podcast microphone. David is the founder of SunStaches, a Shark Tank Success, and has seen millions and millions of dollars pass through his companies over the years. The journey this man has been on is ridiculously amazing, entertaining, and inspiring. Enjoy! Be sure to check out the WeStrive App on IOS, Android, and if you're a personal trainer check us out at WeStriveApp.com to see if you want to sell your fitness plans or train privately on WeStrive.
1:05:55
March 4, 2019