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

Enjoy the Journey. This episode features five stories around how entrepreneurs got their start. 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.

Perspectives on Storytelling and Pursuing your Passions | EP Podcast

EP070: Perspectives on Storytelling and Pursuing your Passions

How will you tell your story? This is a mashup episode featuring Alan Major, Harvey Hargrove, Brady Murray, and myself.   

In this episode we discuss stories, pursuing your passions, and more stories. 

Alan, Harvey, and Brady have all been featured on previous episodes.

Perspectives from Thought Leaders on Sales | EP Podcast

EP069: Perspectives from Sales Leaders on Sales

Sales insight and tips from successful thought leaders. This is a mashup episode featuring Shane Snively, Cynthia Kay, and Mitch Long. 

In this episode, we discuss Sales, Sales, and Sales 

Shane, Cynthia, and Mitch have all been featured on previous episodes. If you haven’t heard them yet, google Kazsource podcast and the first name of the guest to find their episode. 

Let’s get right into this sales episode. 

0:38 | This section is from The Strategy Addict, Shane Snively. Don’t fake it. Having a passion in sales is critical. You will not make it if you are not selling with a passion. Let’s listen to Shane talk about selling with a passion. 

7:17 | This next segment is all about The Activity Monster, Mitch Long. As a salesperson, you’ll develop a strategy that works for you. Mitch discusses the benefits of a salesperson continuously showing up.  

12:40 | The new age tools can lead to big business. However, you miss some critical aspects of communication with these tools. In this next part, Cynthia Kay discusses why sometimes you must stop typing and pick up the phone and call.  

13:41 | As a salesperson, your time is valuable. In this segment, Mitch Long discusses how to go about managing your time and how you need to start thinking about time in sales.

Perspectives of an Educational Psychologist: Laurie Adachi | EP Podcast

EP068: Perspectives of an Educational Psychologist with Laurie Adachi

A discussion with an educational psychologist from California–for you and your children. Our guest today is Laurie Adachi, Licensed Educational Psychologist. 

In this episode, we discuss coffee, helping children, and educational psychology. 

Laurie is located in Newhall, Santa Clarita, California where she runs her private practice. She has over 30 years of experience and opened her practice in 1996.   

Laurie works with children and adults with all types of learning issues including language disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), severe emotional disturbances, physical handicaps, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and other developmental delays. 

Her knowledge of her craft was on full display in our chat. Her actions prove she has a heart of gold and truly loves what she does.

We discuss education in public schools, private schools, and charter schools. Part of Laurie’s mission is making sure people know that there are experts like her that want to help you and your family.

KazShort Podcast | The Social Media Decision | KazCM

KazShort | The Social Media Decision

What social media networks should your business be on? In this episode, Eric discusses how you need to think about social media marketing for your business and specifically how to decide what networks to actually be on–the social media decision.

It’s about understanding your target market–and where they are. Not necessarily where you are. We also wrote an article on this topic. You can check that out on KazCM.com.

Listen to this KazShort podcast episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives to get a better understanding of creating clarity around the social media decision for your business. 

Perspectives of a Super Young Business Leader with Caleb Guilliams

EP067: Perspectives of a Super Young Business Leader with Caleb Guilliams

Are you obsessed with learning? Our guest today sure is–his name is Caleb Guilliams. Caleb is the CEO of Better Wealth Solutions.  

In this episode, we discuss the financial services industry, being a young entrepreneur, and writing a book. 

Caleb is a 22-year-old entrepreneur who founded Better Wealth Solutions. He earned a bachelors in Business Finance from University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point while working full time as a financial life specialist at a local bank. 

Caleb specializes in non-traditional financial planning, utilizing alternative investments and other creative strategies 

His enthusiasm and drive were on full display in our chat. His actions prove he is always in learning mode. We think you will be inspired and ready to go after listening to this conversation with Caleb Guilliams.