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The Travel Wins is a weekly podcast interviewing athletes, entertainers and business people that travel for their work.
A wide range of guests that include recent college graduates, Emmy winning television hosts, MMA fighters, private jet CEO's, Olympians, Navy SEALS and Grammy winning musicians with 40+ years of experience traveling the world. We talk about the daily grinds of scheduling, hotels, rentals, diet, fitness and family duties.

Previous guests include Steve Stevens (Grammy winner, Billy Idol), Meryl Davis (2 time Olympian), John McEuen (Grammy winner, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Smush Parker (NBA, LA Lakers), Cowboy Troy (Big & Rich), Ryron Gracie (BJJ instructor), Kevin Sorbo (Actor, Hercules, Andromeda), Todd Eldredge (3 time Olympian figure skater; World Champion), Darley Newman (Emmy nominated, Travels with Darley), Robert “Big Sandy” Williams (Rockabilly Hall of Fame), Courtney Rich (CEO, Cake By Courtney), Kevin Krohn (Missing Persons), Marcus Petersen (NFL, San Diego Chargers), Casey Patterson (Olympian Beach Volleyball), Lex Gillette (4 time Paralympian; Track & Field; 4 Silver Medals), Jesse Iwuji (NASCAR Driver), Darren Rude (CEO, Youtheory supplements), Max Martini (Actor, Saving Pvt Ryan, 13 Hours), PaDre Holmes (Morris Day & The Time), Hunter Cure (2 time word champ Steer Wrestling), Jeff Jones (Rush, Red Rider), Michael Sticka (President, GRAMMY Museum), Ryan Motes (5 time NFR Qualifier, team roper), Lucas Hoge (Billboard Charting singer, TV Host), William Lee Martin (Comedian, CMT specials, Cowboy Bill), Bobby Genovese (real estate developer), Jeanine Wright (CLO, Simplecast, Angel Investor), Jamey Whetstone ( Whetstone Winery), Steve Cardenas (Actor; Power Rangers), Adam Trent (Magician; The Road Trick), Jessica Blessing (Sales Rep, Stetson, Roper, Tin Haul), Brett Edwards (Actor; American Sniper, The Longest Ride, Author-Sacred Land), Bree Schaaf (Olympian Bobsled), Mariya Koroleva (2 time Olympian, Synchronized Swimming), and Anthony Watson (Olympian Jamaican; Skeleton)
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How do I make a smooth transition from Rapper to Author?R Prophet is my guest on today’s podcast. R Prophet is a rapper, actor and now author of the Amazon bestselling book “Grams to Grammys”. As one of the originators of the rap group Nappy Roots, R Prophet was nominated for 2 Grammys while traveling the world for tours and visiting the troops in the Middle East. He has a great story about sharing a plane ride back from Iraq with an unexpected celebrity. We talk about the differences, pros and cons, of touring as a solo artist now versus with a group. Another topic of discussion was about how the lockdown has and is affecting his music touring as well as the book signing tour he had to postpone. He is working on several exciting upcoming projects including his latest project Incredible Smoke LLC. Check below for the website link.He has a positive mindset for a successful 2021 and future. Make sure to stay in touch with him on his social media platforms.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.ABOUT R ProphetProphet is an American Rapper, Actor and TV personality. Known by most as the former lead of Grammy Nominated Group, Nappy Roots, R. Prophet has been changing the music scene since the early 2000s. Currently R. Prophet is developing hip hop educational tools for children. He has also been acting and recording his solo album with hopes to raise awareness of police brutality. One of R. Prophet's biggest honors in addition to being nominated for two Grammys is the appointment to the Board & Advisory Council of the Muhammad Ali Center. This committee is composed of historical figures such as the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Dr. Maya Angelou, and sports and entertainment greats such as Will Smith, Bono, Sean Combs, Billy Crystal, Larry King, Diane Sawyer, Sean McManus, Robin Williams, Angelina Jolie and Quincy Jones. R. Prophet states, "It's an honor to be on this board not only representing my family, the community and hip-hop, but I symbolize what young adults can do with support. It proves all things are possible if you have positive people around you." R. Prophet goes on to say, "This prestigious group is led by the "Greatest" of all time, Muhammad Ali." R. Prophet knows that achieving true greatness takes dedication, sacrifice and determination.Due to the contributions made by R. Prophet and Nappy Roots in the state of Kentucky and abroad, Governor of Kentucky, Paul E. Patton declared September 16, 2002 as "Nappy Roots Day", as well as the members of the group being officially declared "Kentucky colonels", the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. "Nappy Roots Day" continues to be a yearly event, which allows fans to celebrate the accomplishments of R. Prophet, Nappy Roots and the overall Louisville public.#rprophet #nappyroots #gramstogrammys
Can I travel the world on a budget?Lindsay Myers is my guest on today’s podcast. Lindsay is a luxury travel expert on a budget. Sounds like an oxymoron but Lindsay has figured out ways to travel luxuriously while on a budget. The best part of her experiences is that she shares her tips with everyone on her website and blog.As a business owner that travels extensively for work I am always looking for ways to spend my time on the road as comfortable as possible without spending huge sums of money. Beyond just the actual tips that Lindsay shares on the podcast, it was great to hear her mindset on building a personal brand business and how she is adjusting thru the worldwide lockdown. Having a supportive newlywed husband who has the ability to travel with her is a big help.Make sure to connect with Lindsay Myers on her social media pages and keep an eye out on your local television channels for her guest appearances.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.ABOUT Lindsay MyersLindsay Myers is a Los Angeles-based lifestyle expert whose outside-the-box approach proves you don’t have to pay top dollar to experience all that life has to offer… all you need is a mix of creativity and a thirst for adventure! Myers’ sparkling personality, fresh fashion know-how, and knack for balling on a budget have made her a regular feature on Access Hollywood while earning her a spot as celebrity stylist Brad Goreski’s travel sidekick on Bravo’s “Brad, Brad World,” as well as a solo travel series on KateSpade.com. Myers has made her luxury travel and lifestyle dreams come true and now shares her secret budget tips and tricks, proving herself to be an expert in the field and a true woman of influence. This lovable “girl next door” brings the full force of her media experience and budget-minded magic to making the high life accessible to and affordable for all. “People assume that you need a ton of money to experience everything life has to offer. I have made it my mission to prove them wrong.” In the last year alone, Myers planned her fairy tale wedding at an Irish castle followed by a thirty-day Italian honeymoon on a dime while scoring a designer wedding gown for less than a pair of late-night movie tickets. Today, more than 100,000 Instagram fans look to Myers for hot tips on living luxe without breaking the bank and an empowering message that when you embrace your own beautiful, powerful voice, “then you truly succeed.”#getlostwithlindsay #luxurytravel #travel
What is really like being a sports agent?David Baden is my guest on today’s podcast. David is an agent for one of the largest agency firms in the world, IMG a division of William Morris Endeavor. His specialty is working with Winter Olympic athletes. David’s story is inspiring knowing that you don’t always get the exact career you thought you wanted. Having a background and passion for tennis, David was hoping for a job with IMG working with tennis companies and athletes. He was offered the job to work with winter sport Olympians and he never looked back.We had a great talk about being successful as a sports agent, the many countries he visited while touring with his athletes, how the lockdown is affecting his business and what he sees for his future after the lockdown. ABOUT David BadenProServ: Revamped and managed ticketing operations for three ATP Tour tennis events in Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA and Scottsdale, AZ. Also managed player services.IMG: Began as Marketing/Tour Director for Stars on Ice. A multi-city tour in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Managed, cast, crew and corporate relationships with Discover Card, Target and Smucker's. Successfully managed a $20 million ticket budget and marketing over 70 tour dates for seven years. Presently a talent manager for Olympic athletes. Responsible for negotiating corporate sponsorship deals and creating brand awareness.Proudly representing the following USA: Adam Rippon, Hubbell & Donohue, Ross Miner, Vincent Zhou, Michael Weiss. CANADA: Brian Orser, Jeff Buttle, Kaetlyn Osmond, Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford, Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje, Nam Nguyen, Julianne Séguin & Charlie Bilodeau, Shawn Sawyer.Spain: Javier Fernandez.France: Gabriella Papadakis & Guillaume Cizeron.UK: Sinead Kerr, John KerrSpecialties: Negotiation, consulting and execution of corporate/celebrity partnerships.
Has someone ever told you that your shirt stinks?Wen Muenyi is the CEO and Founder of HercLeon. A clothing brand designed as laundry-free clothing that is soft, colorful and easy to maintenance. The features of the Apollo shirt are the shirts don't have to be washed. Yes, you read that right -- their laundry-free shirt can be worn for days, weeks, and even months without having to be washed.Other Apollo features include:Odor Resistant: Imagine a shirt that doesn't stink, and that's what you'll be wearing every single day. Our shirts allow you to smell good no matter what challenges life throws at you.Temperature regulating: What's worse than wearing a shirt that gets too hot and uncomfortable? Well, the Apollo is comfortable in all conditions like the harsh Minnesota winter and even the hot summers in Death Valley. Wrinkle Resistance: Don't you love having a wrinkled shirt? No? That's why they made sure their shirt was wrinkle resistant, so we don't have to bring an iron whenever we end up.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.Intro song by Podcast Cleaners - Jason SouthardABOUT HercLéonWe are tired of the fact that traveling has to be so much of a hassle, and packing the right clothing sometimes feels like a chore. Call us crazy, but we think you shouldn't have to struggle this much just to be comfortable, smell good, and enjoy exploring this beautiful world we all share.This unnecessary inconvenience is why we're on a mission to reinvent your closet - and reduce your carbon footprint while we're at it. (Yeah, we're crazy like that)#sustainable #hercleon #clothing
Can I make a career of mentoring others mindset?Danielle Grant is my guest on today’s podcast. Danielle is a sought after Mindset Mentor, Author, Speaker, Educator, and Spiritual Gangster. Danielle shared her story on how she got started in the corporate world and then moved to the entrepreneurial world. She helps people with their mindset to success. She has branched out to public speaking, blogs and podcasting in order to spread her message in helping others.Danielle shares her thoughts on Buddhism as well as her outlook on getting thru the worldwide lockdown. Like so many others, Danielle is pivoting her business model as much as she can to remote experiences and biding her time to when she can travel for speaking engagements again. If you are interested in improving your mindset and outlook find her on her social media pages or her website www.yourmindsetmentor.com.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.Intro song by Podcast Cleaners - Jason SouthardABOUT DANIELLE GRANTMeet Danielle. Your blunt, no-fluff, hilarious mindset mentor who’s obsessed with anything mindset, personal growth, and the spiritual soul. You know that friend you can always count on to tell you what you need to hear & support you when you need it the most? That’s DanielleA college & corporate dropout, Danielle spent the last 18 years obsessively studying personal growth, Buddhism, and the mental mind. An expert on mindset, she now shows other Entrepreneurs how to attain peak mindset performance & make stepping into their next level business and personal goals easier than ever before.Her superpower? Helping 6 & 7 Figure Entrepreneurs transform their mental patterns and negative thought attachments to create the life and business that they desire. What began as a dream 13 years ago, to speak on stages to motivate and inspire others, has now turned into an international brand that helps Entrepreneurs attain their peak performance and desired dreams.
Can I switch careers and still be successful?Brian Butler-Au, founder and CEO of SuckerPunch Entertainment, is my guest today. SuckerPunch Entertainment is one of the most respected and established athlete management and marketing companies in all of Mixed Martial Arts. Representing fighters such as Rose Namajunas, Weili Zhang, Jens Pulver, Felice Herring, Carla Esparza, Angela Hill and Paul Felder plus dozens more top tier fighters gives Brian and SuckerPunch quite the insight as to the changes in marketing, sponsorships and management for the fastest growing sport in the US, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).We talk about the struggles of scheduling and traveling to so many different states and countries for fighters and how the fighter determines if they want SuckerPunch at the fights or to be hands off during fight week. Obviously the worldwide lockdown has affected the fighters and even the sponsorship opportunities available to the fighters. Brian and his team are working thru the lockdown issues and continuing to make their fighters feel represented.If you like the podcast, I would love it if you left me a review! Also, feel free to contact me directly via DM regarding this episode or anything in the podcast that may have related to youFor 12 years Brian owned and operated a full service ad agency on the east coast. Working globally with international clientele as well as major US clients such as the NFL, NHL and several fortune 500 companies, Brian has now turned his focus into sports management and marketing. “I was so surprised to see how fast the sport was growing but how green the infrastructure of the business was for the athletes. The opportunity presented itself to come into this space and make an impact for the athletes and the sport so I took it.” Taking a major leap of faith Brian shut the doors on his ad agency in 2009 to focus on building a new company, SuckerPunch Entertainment. In just a few short years SuckerPunch Entertainment is one of the most recognized management companies in the sport today.#brianbutlerau #mma #ufc
How do you make a career out of playing music?Rudy Sarzo is my guest on today’s podcast. Rudy is best known for his bass guitar playing with Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, and Whitesnake, and has also played with several well known heavy metal and hard rock acts including Manic Eden, Dio, Blue Öyster Cult, Geoff Tate's Queensrÿche and Devil City Angels.With a touring career that started in 1981 with Ozzy Osbourne and spanning decades, we talked about what makes a musician valuable to a band as well as what he doesn’t like about the years of traveling. The worldwide lockdown is obviously affecting his ability to tour with The Guess Who so we discuss the future of touring and how the music business is changing.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.If you like the podcast, I would love it if you left me a review!
How do you start your own fragrance line?Geir Ness is my guest on today’s podcast. Geir is the founder of the fragrance company in his name. We had a great talk about entrepreneurship and what it takes to make a successful fragrance company. A true entrepreneur, that traveled 300 days a year for his company, is re-directing his efforts in new places until we can start traveling again. He has some great takeaways for air travel and how he is able to maintain his fitness while traveling the world.His mainstay product is the perfume named Laila, after his mother. To make his appearances more special, whenever possible he and his mother Laila together make special appearances throughout the United States to promote the company he started and now is an established million-dollar fragrance company. He got his “lucky” break getting his product placed in Nordstrom’s. Geir maintains the most positive upbeat and optimistic outlook on life you will ever encounter. Norway’s morning show “Good Morning Norway” featured him as special guest and Norway’s television network did a special on him for prime-time television about his incredible life journey and story. SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.#geirness #perfume #perfuma #fragrance #entrepreneur #nordstrom #norway #scandinavia #geirnessformen #geirnesslaila #laila #geirnesscolognereview #perfumereview #businesstravel #thetravelwins
What is involved in the marketing of water?Rob Koenen is my guest on today’s podcast. Rob is the chief marketing officer of the Michigan based company, Boxed Water. We had a great talk about sustainability, changes in business due to the lockdown, and future expansion plans. Boxed Water is doing great things outside of just providing great tasting water by incorporating the planting of trees with their social media fans. Make sure to check them out and see how easy it is for them to plant some trees with just a post.It was interesting to hear Rob talk about working for a company with a bigger purpose versus just marketing for another company. Make sure to listen for their approach to sponsorship opportunities and how they feel about influencers.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.Intro song "Road Trip" by Robin Tricker#boxed water #rob Koenen #sustainable #recycle #plastic bottles #sustainability #trees #forest #marketing #business travel #the travel wins #bottled water #alkaline water #osmosis #reverse osmosis #water filter #taste test #plastic pollution #global warming
When the lockdown isn’t the worst thing you’ve been thru in the past two years.AM Davies is my guest on today’s podcast. AM is a multi-faceted person who works to support and advocate for others who work as dancers and strippers. Her own background as a stripper, pole dancer and pole dancing instructor give her unique insights to what these workers need and deserve. We had a great talk about her dancing career and advocacy for dancers across the nation. She shares her story as well as many other dancers on her podcast and social media pages. We also discuss her accident which led to the amputation of her lower left leg. Being an exotic dancer just became that much harder learning how to walk and perform with a prosthetic leg. The discussion also mentions the negative effect the worldwide pandemic has affected strippers and everyone involved with the dance clubs.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.#amdavies #yesastripper #queenofsexy #thequeenofsexy #soldiersofpole #stripper #exoticdancer #exotic #poledancer #poledancing #amputee #amputation #podcast #businesstravel #thetravelwins
Thank you for listening to this powerful interview with Darren Rude!What is an essential business that flourishes during a lockdown while helping people?Darren Rude is the CEO of Youtheory supplements. Darren and his wife, Patty, founded and operate the Irvine, California based supplement company. We had a great talk about how the lockdown has affected his company and business travels. While he is traveling less for business he is seeing an increase in sales due to people wanting to stay healthy while they are concerned about the Covid-19 virus.We also discuss the company’s future plans of expansion, how they look at sponsorship opportunities in the future and the positive reasons for flying a company jet versus chartering or flying commercial.Plus much more… Let me know what you think as well by subscribing on social media:You can follow me at the links below:Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin TrickerAbout YouTheoryFounded in 2010 by Darren and Patty Rude, Youtheory is one of the original collagen supplement brands. Today, we have grown into one of the largest manufacturers of collagen and turmeric in the U.S.According to Darren, “I spent the first half of my career working with other supplement brands and I know that all products are not created equal. Our mission has always been to create a business built on the utmost integrity, authenticity and quality.”Youtheory continues to win top industry awards with a rapidly expanding portfolio of new and innovative health products. Our global success is powered by our people, principles, passion and process.The promise of human potential and inspiring wellness in all takes our team around the globe in search of the purest, most efficacious ingredients to create the highest quality science-backed supplements.From the farms to the shelf, we are committed to elevating quality of life through products that naturally support individual beauty, emotional, digestive and physical well-being.Youtheory is sold online and in 60,000+ retailers worldwide, including Canada, China, Dubai, France, Iceland, Japan, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States.-----The Travel Wins is a weekly podcast interviewing athletes, entertainers and business people that travel for their work.A wide range of guests that include recent college graduates, Emmy winning television hosts, MMA fighters, private jet CEO's, Olympians, Navy SEALS and Grammy winning musicians with 40+ years of experience traveling the world. We talk about the daily grinds of scheduling, hotels, rentals, diet, fitness and family duties while staying motivated for our jobs.Darren Rude: YouTheory, Supplements, Private Jet and Family
Will Chad Michael be a lockdown turnaround success story?Chad Michael is the CEO of AdVenture Games. His company builds fun and interactive games for companies to build their company morale and supports team building among each other. We had a great talk about the success of the company as well as the major shifts he’s made since the lockdown effectively shut down his business. Having to re-focus and re-purpose his entire company from in person events to digital, remote events is the biggest challenge but Chad feels his company has made the turn. Having a clientele roster with companies like Google, Wells Fargo, Home Depot Verizon, Telemundo and NBC has shown Chad that he can build and run a successful company.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker#chadmichaels #adventuregames #adventure #events #digitaltrends #teambuilding #morale #inspiration #princecharming #disney #pivot #lockdown #concierge #businesstravel #thetravelwins
Can event manager Amanda Nelson find a new opportunity involving travel during the lockdown?Amanda Nelson is the CEO and content creator of ExploringAmanda. A unique property and destination focused brand, tripod traveller, and on a mission to inspire more independent travels. With her adventurous and often blunt opinions, Amanda's followers appreciate her honesty and look to her as a valuable and trusted source for Texas travel. She has been featured on Texas tourism boards including South Padre Island and Visit Paris, Texas for her work on showcasing these destinations. If you want to hear how to pivot during the worldwide lockdown give this episode a listen. Amanda’s career managing and coordinating large scale events in Texas was dissolved when the lockdown occurred. She has rebounded from that with starting her own travel and media company with the support of her husband. Amanda is traveling and helping get the word out on unique properties in Texas.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker#exploringamanda #amanda #texas #texastravel #socialmedia #tripod #traveller #tripodtraveller #austin #cowboyboots #pivot #lockdown #wrangler #businesstravel #thetravelwins
Can country singer Lucas Hoge pursue his passions outside of music?Originally from a town of 44 people in Hubbell, NE, Lucas is a country artist with Top 30 and Top 40 singles and his last album “Dirty South” went No. 1 on Billboard for Country album sales. He’s an avid outdoorsman and hosts the Sportsman Channel show “Hoge Wild”. Lucas has performed on the Grand Ole Opry and overseas for 12 years entertaining our troops for the Wrangler National Patriot Tour.Unfortunately the worldwide lockdown has affected both his television show and touring for music. We talk about how the lockdown has specifically affected him and how he has kept a good attitude while waiting for travel to re-open. One of the subjects I was excited to speak with him about is his ability to meet people on the road and make them friends. He shares his story how he met the founder of Cabela’s at the end of a show and partnered together thru the years. SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker#lucashoge #hogewild #sportsman #devotional #hunting #fishing #nebraska #nashville #wrangler #armedforcesentertainment #husband #countrymusic #cabelas #businesstravel #thetravelwins
How will the lockdown change the public relations industry?Matt Kovacs is my guest today. Matt is the president of BlazePR, a corporate brand focused public relations company based in Santa Monica, California. We had a great conversation about how corporate branding public relations work and the recent changes to business travel. The PR industry has already pivoted from in person pitches and trade shows to Zoom calls and Matt sees the benefits and shortcomings of being a “remote” PR firm.Matt talks about the evolution of public relations going from traditional media sources to bloggers to influencers and now includes “micro” and “nano” influencers. BlazePR has to constantly make the adjustments to the ever changing trends. We also discuss the phenomenon of “cancel culture” and how he prepares his clients and even his own company with the potential of being “cancelled”.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker#blaze #blazepr #blazepublicrelations #publicrelations #prfirm #mattkovacs #frenchbulldog #frenchieowner #strategist #businesstravel #jobsthatinvolvetravel #careersthatinvolvetravel #businesstravelcareer #businesstraveljobs #thetravelwins
Can a millennial make a positive difference in the world?Greg Chumakov, Chief Operating Officer, is an impact entrepreneur dedicated to building software to provide large-scale change and a more equitable and holistic approach to education. He is currently the COO of Treedom, a service-learning platform for students designed to empower today’s youth. Greg was born and raised in Singapore where he lived as a US expatriate until enrolling at the George Washington University for Economics and Business.His story is inspiring and he gives all millennials a good name by helping children get the tools they need to balance the playing field in schoolwork. SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker#gregchumakov #chumakov #treedom #millennial #millenials #school #schools #software #coo #apps #education #siliconvalley #treedom #businesstravel #thetravelwins
How do you start your own fashion show?Berny Martin is my guest today and he is a fashion designer, style consultant, custom tailor and founder of the Midwest Fashion Show. We had a great chat about his decision to start a fashion design company in the Midwest instead of New York or Los Angeles. While admitting that Carmel, Indiana isn’t the hub of fashion forward trends, Berny has made it a point to express his visions and to make them available to everyone. SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker#fashion #fashiondesigner #fashionweek #designer #indiana #bernymartin #catuo #catuowear #midwest #midwestfashion #businesstravel #jobsthatinvolvetravel #careersthatinvolvetravel #businesstravelcareer #businesstraveljobs #thetravelwins
Imagine your corporate conference without him?Greg Schwem, business humorist, is my guest today and he has a great career making others laugh for a living. Greg started as a comic and quickly realized he has a gift for corporate humor. While sharing the stage with the likes of Celine Dion, Jay Leno, Leann Rimes, Kenny Loggins, Pat Benatar and others is a great feather for his cap he has equally enjoyed making corporate employees laugh when he shares jokes he crafts specifically for their company. Greg has an equally impressive list of companies he has entertained over the years like McDonald’s, Microsoft, General Motors, IBM, Hyatt Hotels, United Airlines and Cisco Systems.Having traveled to locations like Poland, Peru, Vienna and Hawaii for comedy, much of our talk was based around the idea of how do you work as a corporate humorist while gatherings at companies are no longer allowed. Like many past guests, Greg is learning new ways to accomplish his goals. SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker# gregschwem #comedian #humorist #corporate #corporatecomedy #comic #businesstravel #jobsthatinvolvetravel #careersthatinvolvetravel #businesstravelcareer #businesstraveljobs #thetravelwins
What does it take to elevate your beach volleyball game?Traci Callahan is my guest today and she is making a comeback to the highest levels of beach volleyball. My interview with Traci took some wild turns as she discussed her career as a professional beach volleyball player. She spoke about her struggles with bulimia in college and the need to switch schools even after a successful freshman year. She then started her professional beach volleyball career and had some success but not what she was hoping for. It's rare to have a professional athlete speak so openly about her struggles with weight loss, sexual assault and self doubt. After moving around a bit and even switching careers her husband, Matt, encouraged her to give beach volleyball another try and give it everything she’s got.She has learned to elevate her game and have gratitude for the people in her life. She is continuing to share her story and work ethic with local high school players as well as writing a book on how to get recruited for younger players.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker#tracicallahan #volleyball #beachvolleyball #avpstrong #avp #avpbeach #comeback #bulimia #secondchance #businesstravel #jobsthatinvolvetravel #careersthatinvolvetravel #businesstravelcareer #businesstraveljobs #thetravelwins
Is now the right to time to start a financial technology company?Nicholas Hinrichsen, co-founder of WithClutch and Carlypso, is my guest today and he thinks now is the right time, even with the lockdowns.After being raised in Germany and playing on the German national golf team, Nicholas decided to attend Stanford Business School in 2011 and started Carlypso, an online used car company, after graduating in 2013. Nicholas then raised a total of $10 million dollars, went through the startup accelerator YCombinator and sold his business to Carvana in 2017.After leaving Carvana, Nicholas and his co-founder Chris Coleman joined forces again to build a digital platform to refinance auto loans, called WithClutch.com. Nic and I had a great talk about the future of financial tech companies and how specifically his new venture can help college students or anyone who had bad credit, is now improving their credit score and help them refinance their auto loans.SUBSCRIBEYou can subscribe to The Travel Wins Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, YouTube, iHeart Radio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Podnews, Castbox, Overcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Spotify.Intro song “Road Trip” by Robin Tricker#fintech #stanford #stanfordbusiness #siliconvalley #carvana #withclutch #nicholashinrichsen #fundraising #entrepreneur #businesstravel #jobsthatinvolvetravel #careersthatinvolvetravel #businesstravelcareer #businesstraveljobs #thetravelwins
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