Thomas Walker

EP017: Perspectives of a Mettā Natural Beverage Co-Founder with Thomas Walker

Creating the world’s first natural awareness beverage. Eric welcomes Thomas Walker to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. In this episode they talk about energy drinks, leaving your day job, and building a brand.

Thomas Walker is the co-founder of Mettā Beverage Corporation. Thomas runs the branding, graphic design, and culture at Mettā Beverage Corp. He also manages the legal affairs of the business. Thomas lives in Vancouver, Canada. Thomas provides a simplistic approach to building a brand in today’s confusing entrepreneurial landscape. The perspectives he brings as a brand builder, former lawyer, and passionate entrepreneur are perspectives that will help any business owner.

Eric also questions Thomas on marketing in the crowded beverage industry, what makes Mettā so unique, and his views on fitness. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books he is reading, his most important phone app, and his favorite team. 

The show is based around the perspectives of an entrepreneur and this entrepreneur is full of ambition and simplicity. 

About Mettā: The drink is designed to heighten awareness, reduce fatigue, and improve performance. Mettā is made from natural herbal extracts and does not contain any artificial additives, stimulants or refined sugars.

Perspectives of an Up-and-Coming Entrepreneur: Dominique Lawrence

EP016: Perspectives of an Up-And-Coming Entrepreneur with Dominique Lawrence

Changing the game of basketball. Eric welcomes Dominique Lawrence to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. In this episode they talk about building a ref business, the value of 1, and the game of basketball.

Dominique Lawrence is the owner of Always Official and CSO at Reach Socks. He goes by the name Domo and lives in Salem, Oregon. Domo is an inspiring individual that wants to change the game of basketball for the better. He is not your traditional referee and that is obvious when you hear him share his perspectives. Domo is the type of entrepreneur that anyone can learn from and be motivated by—and at the same time, Domo is a non stop learner.

Eric also questions Domo on the future of officials, his view on “super teams” in the NBA, and the future of audio. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books he is reading, his most important phone app, and since this show is centered around basketball, his prediction on the 2017-18 NBA Championship. 

David Yoder

EP015: Perspectives of an RIA Managing Partner with David Yoder

Build trusted relationships to build your business. Eric welcomes David Yoder to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. In this episode they talk about relating to people, F3, and Coach K.

David Yoder is a Managing Parter at Abiding Wealth Advisors where he functions as a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) that immerses himself into the needs of his clients. David lives in Pinehurst, North Carolina with his wife and three kids. Besides being an avid Duke Blue Devils’ fan, he brings perspective of a financial services business owner who understands how to connect with people and build long lasting relationships. David’s activity and reasons behind how and why he does what he does will help any business owner or entrepreneur. 

Eric also questions David on disruption in the financial service industry, the recent college basketball scandals, and marketing today compared to 10 years ago. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books he is reading, his most important phone apps, and of course his Super Bowl prediction. 

Entrepreneur Perspectives of an Artistic, Performance Sport Coach: Zachary Hooks

EP014: Perspectives of an Artistic, Performance Sport Coach with Zachary Hooks

A Renaissance man and fitness trainer all-in-one. Eric welcomes Zachary Hooks to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. In this episode they talk about the art in athlete, culture, and New York City.

Zach is a performance sport coach in The Big Apple and loves all things New York. He brings the perspective of a fitness trainer who understands that bettering yourself is needed to achieve growth. Zach’s mindset and attitude will undoubtedly help any business owner. 

Zach Hooks is a motivated trainer focused on providing unique and fun experiences for his clients. He works closely with people of all ages and and skill levels including professional fighters and young athletes. Zach provides motivational examples from his daily life that will undoubtedly move you. His creativity and motivational mindset is something you can witness and use in your own business and life. 

Eric also questions Zach on selling himself, competition in the training field, and marketing within the fitness industry. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books he is reading, his most important phone apps, and of course his favorite sport’s team. 

EP013: Perspectives of a PushUps4Parkinsons Leader with Evan Cutler

EP013: Perspectives of a PushUps4Parkinsons Leader with Evan Cutler

100 push ups per day for an incredible cause. Eric welcomes Evan Juice Cutler, Founder of PushUps4Parkinsons to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. 

Evan Cutler lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and 3 children and he brings the perspective of an entrepreneur who created an organization after his father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. In this episode they talk about pushups, family, and doing work that matters.

Evan is a key person in the financial services industry, but more than anything, he is an entrepreneur making a difference. On June 23, 2015, exactly two years prior to his father’s passing, Evan committed to the Parkinson’s community 100 push-ups every day for the rest of his life. If he lives until his father’s age at passing of 74, he will get to one million pushups! He’s using this as a way to spread awareness about Parkinson’s disease, to recognize the strength and hope of so many, and to raise funds for Parkinson Association of the Carolinas. Evan provides inspiration around his own cause, but also to anyone he comes across. His self starter mindset is something you can witness and use in your own business and life. 

Eric also questions Evan on making a difference for others, growing pains, and generating awareness around his cause. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books he is reading, favorite phone apps, and of course his favorite sport’s team. 

Perspectives on Sales Activity with Mitch Long

EP012: Perspectives on the Long Term Care Market with Mitch Long

The what, how, and who of the Long Term Market. In this special episode we bring back a previous guest, Mitch Long to discuss the ever-confusing Long Term Care (LTC) market. Mitch was featured on a recent radio show with Bracken Financial and Insurance and in it he delivered some amazing insights into the Long Term Care market. Mitch is a recognized speaker and top producer in the insurance industry. More than that, he is someone who cares deeply for his clients and he implements Long Term Care strategies while also seeing his work through by involving himself in the claims process.

In this episode, Mitch discusses the following LTC topics:

1:34- What is Available for LTC

4:38- Government LTC

9:15- Benefits of LTC

10:53- What Age Should You Consider LTC

14:58- Women vs Men for LTC

16:17- Newer LTC Products

Mitch’s insights into the Long Term Care market will be valuable for business owners and families. Also, advisors in the financial planning and insurance consulting arena will find this incredibly useful.

EP011: Perspectives of a Sports Psychologist with Chris Covert

EP011: Perspectives of a Sports Psychologist with Chris Covert

Staying present and organized in business, sports, and life. Eric welcomes Chris Covert, Founder and CEO of Achievement Consulting to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. In this episode, Chris walks us through how a professional athlete focuses on the task at hand, how a business owner remains calm through turbulent times, and how his involvement in the political world helps him in business.

Chris Covert is from “the best city in the world”, Charleston, South Carolina and he brings the perspective of an entrepreneur who understands how the mind works which will absolutely help any business owner. In this episode they talk about sports psychology, putting yourself out there, and being present. 

Chris works with athletes and businesses from all over the US. He is focused on helping and motivating individuals to achieve success. Chris brings unique perspective of someone within the psychology industry. He has me thinking clearer on many topics and I know he can help any business owner or entrepreneur with their business. Chris provides great knowledge in both his craft of the sports psychology world and in his life of running a business that you can use in your business. 

Eric also questions Chris on the mental game of golf, living in Charleston, and his perspective on marketing. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books he is reading, favorite phone apps, and of course Super Bowl predictions. 

entrepreneur perspectives: labor law attorney Michael Elkins

EP010: Perspectives of a Labor Law Attorney with Michael Elkins

Preparing for the best results, staying relevant, and being yourself. Eric welcomes Michael Elkins of Bryant Miller Olive to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. In this episode, Mike takes us on a journey of what it is like from the court room to the weight room. Mike is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mike brings the perspective of an attorney who understands all sides of labor law and his expertise will undoubtedly help any business owner. In this episode they talk about disruption in law, legal issues in sports, and the Tom Brady Fan Club. 

Michael Elkins is a progressive minded attorney that is focused on providing the best possible outcome for his clients. He works closely with corporate clients to quickly resolve employee-related disputes and dispose of pending claims efficiently. He has a great amount of knowledge for the law as well as the sports world. Mike is actively involved in the sports community as a weightlifter, podcast host of “Sports Talk with Jeff and Mike”, and big Patriot fan. He provides stories from inside the courtroom and examples from the sports world that you can use in your business.

Eric also questions Mike on legal issues in the NFL, protecting your business, and his perspective on marketing. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books he is reading, favorite phone apps, and of course Super Bowl predictions. 

EP009: Perspectives of a Fitness Apparel Brand Owner with Tiffani Lewis

EP009: Perspectives of a Fitness Apparel Brand Owner with Tiffani Lewis

What fuels your life? Eric welcomes Tiffani Lewis of SCSM to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. Tiffani is a proud native of Charlotte, North Carolina. Tiffani brings perspective of someone who has overcome major obstacles in her personal and business life. In this episode they talk about overcoming those obstacles, sticking to your values, and The Carolina Panthers.

Tiffani Lewis provides unique insights into both the fitness and apparel industry. SCSM Sports is a fitness apparel and accessories brand located here in the Queen City. The goal of the brand is to inspire others to live a lifestyle guided by fitness and faith. This Charlotte entrepreneur is passionate about her home town and she shows that by bettering the community around her on a daily basis. She is very much focused on growing her business and impacting the lives of her clients and we love that about her. The fuel that sparks Tiffani’s passion is contagious and we know this episode will have you ready to make a difference. Tiffani provides stories and teaching moments from her day-to-day work to her relationships with professional athletes. 

Eric also questions Tiffani on balancing business and family, the importance of the local community, and her perspective on marketing. As always, Eric fires shots at his guest about the books she is reading, favorite phone apps, and of course Super Bowl predictions.