Perspectives From a Professional Baseball Player: Ty Kelly | PodKaz

EP079: Perspectives From a Professional Baseball Player with Ty Kelly

Bigger than baseball. Our guest today is Ty Kelly, professional baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels.

In this episode, we discuss the business of baseball, Team Israel, and the new SportsEpreneur podcast!   

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Ty also spent some time with the New York Mets. John Priore a content marketer at our company is a fan of all things Mets—and as a result, we had John handle this interview! As you’ll hear, John is most impressed with how Ty carries himself as a professional and as a utility player.

Ty’s examples of always being ready to focus on building his personal brand were on full display in our chat. His success on and off the field have us so excited to feature him on this podcast. 

We hope you enjoy the conversation with Ty Kelly. 

Perspectives of an Entrepreneurial Actor: Rodney Damon Collins | PodKaz

EP078: Perspectives of an Entrepreneurial Actor with Rodney Damon Collins

Taking the leap to pursue your passion. Our guest today is Rodney Damon Collins, Actor, Motivational Speaker, and Author.  

In this episode we discuss acting, overcoming mental obstacles, and building a personal brand.   

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After a long journey of giving back overseas, Rodney currently lives in Los Angeles, California where he is growing his acting career.  

You can catch Rodney as “Dr. Watson” on Amazon Prime’s Chosen Kin Origins.  

Rodney’s examples of fighting through adversity, having no excuses, and putting in the work were on full display in our chat. His success on and off the screen have us so excited to feature him on this podcast.  

We hope you enjoy the conversation with Rodney Damon Collins. 

Perspectives from a Sports Memorabilia Collector: Ken Schmidt

EP077: Perspectives from a Sports Memorabilia Collector with Ken Schmidt

Turning a hobby into a business. Our guest today is Ken Schmidt, owner of Charlotte Sports Collectibles, which specializes in catering to memories and memorabilia through multiple channels including sports cards and hobby supplies. 

In this episode, we discuss sports memorabilia, corporate world to entrepreneurship, and the impact of technology on the collectibles. 

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Ken developed his passion for card collecting throughout his childhood but always wanted to open his own shop.  The corporate grind was a major factor in turning his passion into a reality.  His path provides inspiration to those forging ahead in life and business. 

We hope you enjoy the conversation with Ken Schmidt. 

Entrepreneur Perspectives from a Retired NFL Kicker: Mike Hollis

EP076: Perspectives from a Retired NFL Kicker with Mike Hollis

From sports to entrepreneurship. Our guest today is Mike Hollis, retired NFL kicker of 9 years. Mike played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, and New York Giants. He represented the AFC in the 1998 Pro Bowl and presently ranks in the top 20 in overall field goal accuracy in NFL history. 

In this episode, we discuss the life of an NFL Kicker, dumbing it down, transition from pro sports to entrepreneurship.

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Mike lives in Jacksonville, Florida where he runs ProForm Kicking Academy and is a Managing Partner in a software development company focused in the meal prep market.  

Mike’s examples of being clutch, having no excuses, and making things simple were on full display in our chat. His success on and off the field have us so excited to feature him on this podcast.  

And with so much to talk about…let’s get right into this episode and welcome, Mike Hollis. 

Perspectives on Innovating the Watersports Industry: Drew Bartek

EP075: Perspectives on Innovating the Watersports Industry with Drew Bartek

Staying ahead of the wave. Our guest today is Drew Bartek, CFO at Groove Watersports, maker of the worlds first impact vest with speakers.  

In this episode we discuss a product launch, scaling a startup, and turning your passion into a profession.  

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Drew is originally from Nebraska and went to the University of Nebraska. He currently resides in Charlotte, NC. 

In his role with Groove Watersports, Drew is responsible for sales and finance. 

Drew learned all about entrepreneurship from his mom who was an athlete and restaurateur. That prepared him for the journey he is currently embarking on today at Groove Watersports.  His path provides inspiration to those forging ahead into unchartered waters in life and business.  And with so much to talk about…let’s get right into this episode and welcome, Drew Bartek. 

Perspectives on Professional Development in Sports with Galen Duncan of the Sacramento Kings

EP074: Perspectives on Professional Development in Sports with Galen Duncan of the Sacramento Kings

Helping young athletes grow on and off the court. Our guest today is Galen Duncan, VP of Professional Development for the Sacramento Kings.   

In this episode, we discuss dealing with doubters, professional development, and The Sacramento Kings.  

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Galen is located in Sacramento, California where he works in the King’s office. He has been with the Kings for over a year and previously was the Senior Director of Player Development for the Detroit Lions.  

In his role with the Sacramento Kings, Galen is responsible for implementation of the Kings Academy program, a developmental, player-centric curriculum aligning multi-faceted organizational philosophies and ideas to help athletes mature into well-rounded professionals. 

His examples of leadership were on full display in our chat. His actions prove he truly cares for the players he leads and truly loves what he does. 

Perspectives on Disrupting the Laundry Industry with Dan D'Aquisto

EP073: Perspectives on Disrupting the Laundry Industry with Dan D’Aquisto

Would you drop everything to start your business? This entrepreneur did just that. Our guest today is Dan D’Aquisto, Cofounder of 2ULaundry.

In this episode, we discuss start-ups, hustle, and laundry.  

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Dan and his friend, Alex, started 2ULaundry in a classroom at Wake Forest University. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Dan moved to Charlotte to launch this startup.  

2ULaundry is the new way to do laundry and dry cleaning. It helps people make time for what matters most in their lives. Currently, you can find 2ULaundry in Charlotte and Atlanta with plans of expanding to different cities.  

Dan’s real life examples of hard work were on full display in our chat. His actions prove he truly wants to succeed and build an amazing company. And with so much to talk about…let’s get right into this episode and welcome, Dan D’Aquisto.  

Perspectives on Entrepreneurs Starting Their Journey | KazSource

EP072: Perspectives on Entrepreneurs Starting Their Journey

Enjoy the Journey. This is a mashup episode featuring five stories around how entrepreneurs got their start. This episode features Bobby Samuelson, Eric Kasimov, Derek Bylsma, Mike Vernace, and Brian Cockfield.

In this episode, we discuss entrepreneurs, the early days of a business, and how companies came to be. 

Perspectives on Using Social Media to Open Doors | EP Podcast

EP071: Perspectives on Using Social Media to Open Doors

Do you use social media to meet great people? We do and it works. This is a mashup episode featuring four stories around us meeting new people on Twitter and Instagram. The using social media to open doors episode features John Priore, Gino Trapani, Brady Murray, and Zachary Hooks.  

In this episode, we discuss social media, direct messaging, and business development.