Vulnerability Creates Opportunity – One Mic with Brian Ondrako

March 19, 2019

Pheww…My first One Mic Session is in the books. Excited to start sharing some insight and thoughts with the audience and I hope you all enjoy my perspective and have some takeaways.from this one.

If it was good, please let me know. If it is was horrible, please let me know that too!

For those that wanted to watch the Steve Jobs video where I referenced the quote from – here it is -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvEiSa6_EPA&feature=youtu.be

For more episodes of the Just Get Started Podcast or learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out https://www.brianondrako.com or find Brian on Instagram at @brianondrako 

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Adam Martin (Ep.44) – Founder, Mtn. & Co. | Host, Makers of Sport Podcast

March 5, 2019

So stoked to launch episode 44 of the Podcast as it features Adam Martin, a talented graphic designer and host of the Makers of Sport Podcast. I met Adam for the first time in 2015 at the Major Level Creative (MLC) Connect Design Conference and we got into a deep conversation about Podcasting and it lit a fire under me that pushed me to creating this Podcast. Adam is a talented graphic designer and has run a successful design firm for many years where we works closely with many folks in and out of the sports world.

I think you all will enjoy Adam and I’s dialogue throughout as we touch on a variety of topics around design, podcasting, exploring your passion and finding fulfillment, and so much more…

If you get a chance to listen I hope you enjoy!

About Adam Martin:

Hi, y’all. I’m Adam. I’m a designercreative director and podcaster in Kentucky.

I founded the creative studio, Mtn. & Co., an independent brand and interactive design studio for the sports & entertainment business.

As principal & creative director, I design, develop business relationships and manage a team of trusted collaborators on art direction, visual design, typography, UX/UI, web development, photography, content creation, copywriting and more.

Sport—specifically its ability to influence culture and bridge generations—excites me. In fact, I created a podcast to capitalize on this excitement called Makers of Sport®, a show about design, creativity and makers in the sports business.

Throughout my 10+ year career, I’ve had the pleasure of working with many brands in sport or otherwise including IMG Worldwide, PGA Tour, Kansas City Chiefs, SLAM Magazine, 3d Lacrosse, Matt Carpenter (St. Louis Cardinals), JMI Sports, the Texas Longhorns, the Michigan Wolverines, the Kentucky Wildcats, the Tennessee Volunteers, the NCAA, the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the John Wooden Award, Jim Beam Brands, Girl Scouts of America, Toyota, Scion, Raising Canes, Smashburger and many more.

I’ve been blessed to win awards from or be published in the American Advertising Federation (ADDYS), Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine, PRINT magazine, College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA), UniWatch, SportTechie, Apple Podcasts, Adidas Group Blog and Product Hunt.

I enjoy speaking and have moderated panels, been interviewed on podcasts or given a few talks. Recent speaking engagements include: Major Level Creative ConnectAIGA Richmond, the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Businessand College of Art & Visual Studiesthe Lexington Chapter of the American Advertising Federation, and the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Kentucky.

Occasionally, I write stuff.

To connect with me you can follow me, view my work, read my articles, or see my resume. Also, feel free to email me to say hello or inquire about working together

Connect with Adam Online

Websitehttps://madebymtn.com/

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/TAdamMartin

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/tadammartin/

Mtn. & Co. Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mtnandco/

Makers of Sport Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/makersofsport/

Makers of Sport Websitehttps://makersofsport.com/

For more episodes of the Just Get Started Podcast or learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out https://www.brianondrako.com or find Brian on Instagram at @brianondrako or follow the Just Get Started Podcast on Instagram at @justgetstartedpodcast

Lastly, intro music compliments of https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music – Thank you!

Alex Parker & Meredith Root (Ep.43) – Co-Founders, Tactic Nutrition

February 26, 2019

Episode 43 features the Founders of Tactic Nutrition, Alex Parker and Meredith Root. We cover a whole mess of topics on how they got into CrossFit, Pursuing the business full time, thoughts on nutrition, why they are not competing in this years CrossFit Open and much more.

Hope you all enjoy this wide ranging conversation!

Find them online:

Tactic Nutrition Website: https://tacticmethod.com/

Tactic Nutrition Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tacticnutrition/

Alex Parker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aaparker1/

Meredith Root Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meredith_root/

And…Dont Forget to Follow Alex’s Mom on Insta -> https://www.instagram.com/alexsmombrenda/

About ALEX PARKER

  • 2015 CrossFit Games Individual Athlete
  • 2013, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17, ’18 CrossFit Regionals Athlete
  • 5 years experience CrossFit Coach
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
  • Lawyer

I have always had an interest in sport performance and a strong desire to learn about performance nutrition and health to apply to my own life. As a nutrition and lifestyle coach, I use my knowledge to help others reach their own health and fitness goals.

I have always been interested in human behaviour. The fact that there are many facets involved in a person’s relationship with food, makes nutrition coaching a gratifying and desirable field.

I am a lifelong athlete, having competed in a variety of high level sports including alpine ski racing, golf and soccer. I am now dedicated to the sport of CrossFit. I have competed at The Crossfit Games and many times at Regionals.

My own experience in sport and life has helped me realize how important it is to fuel your body properly. I have experienced significant benefits from eating basic, healthy food in the right amount to support my lifestyle. I was able to greatly improve my sport performance, health, daily wellbeing and relationship with food. It’s true, you are what you eat.

It is incredibly rewarding to help others experience the positive effects of eating right and eating the right amount, while also maintaining balance and flexibility in doing so.

About MEREDITH ROOT

  • 2018 CrossFit Games Individual Athlete
  • 2015, ’16, ’17, ’18 CrossFit Regionals Athlete
  • 5 years experience CrossFit Coach
  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • Biological Engineer

With a background in engineering, I take a scientific approach to performance and nutrition which I combine with my experience as an athlete and coach to help people achieve their fitness goals.

A scientist and engineer by trade, I spent six years working in research and development within the biopharmaceutical industry. This experience taught me to think and observe objectively and cultured my keen attention to detail. In addition to being a lifelong student, I am a lifelong athlete as well! The combination of these two passions has led me to where I am as an athlete and coach. I have competed at The CrossFit Games and many times at Regionals. I was ranked top 10 as a USAW Olympic weightlifter (53 & 58kg) with multiple appearances in the American Open and Nationals. I have a particular interest in the performance impact of sports nutrition as well as the mental component of coaching and training.

I have seen first hand the benefits that a practical and appropriate diet can have on performance. It is my goal to share my knowledge and experience in a way that helps people fuel their bodies and rebuild their relationship with food.

For more episodes of the Just Get Started Podcast or learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out https://www.brianondrako.com or find Brian on Instagram at @brianondrako or follow the Just Get Started Podcast on Instagram at @justgetstartedpodcast

Lastly, intro music compliments of https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music – Thank you!

Cora Boyd (Ep.42) – Dating Coach | CoraBoydCoaching.com

February 20, 2019

Had a great interview with Dating Coach Cora Boyd on the latest installment of the Just Get Started Podcast. I got in touch with Cora through the Next Gen Community and it was neat to talk with someone running something different than a tech or product company to change things up on the Podcast. I think you all will get a lot out of this episode and really enjoy the dialogue!

Find Cora Online:

Website – http://coraboydcoaching.com

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/cobraboyxox/

For more episodes of the Just Get Started Podcast or learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out https://www.brianondrako.com or find Brian on Instagram at @brianondrako

Lastly, intro music compliments of https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music – Thank you!

Simon Marcus (Ep.41) – Founder & CEO, Pippa.io

February 12, 2019

Had a wonderful time speaking with the Founder & CEO of the up and coming Podcasting platform called Pippa. I’ve been thrilled with the platform and ease-of-use and wanted to pry deeper into Simon’s journey and background and why he decided to start this company. Very intriguing episode and really showcases the fact that as long as you keep working hard in life and being curious that doors and opportunities can open.

About Simon:

Originally from South Africa, Simon is persistently curious: he came to NYC to attend NYU for grad school in philosophy, then completed studies in math and finance, before leaving the classroom to pursue his passion for media and technology. Simon is an analytically driven leader with experience at TED, the Clinton Global Initiative, and K2 Intelligence.

Find Simon & Pippa online:

Simon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/simonasaservice

Simon’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonmarcus/

Website: https://pippa.io/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/choosepippa/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChoosePippa

For more episodes of the Just Get Started Podcast or learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out https://www.brianondrako.com or find Brian on Instagram at @brianondrako

Lastly, intro music compliments of https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music – Thank you!

Dr. Sean Pastuch (Ep.40) – Founder, Active Life RX

February 5, 2019

Had a blast in Episode 40 chatting with Dr. Sean Pastuch about his journey in fitness, being a Chiropractor, going into Personal Training, and growing his business successfully over the last several years. Sean absolutely brings it in this episode and provides a ton of advice around fitness, business, and personal growth. Can’t wait for you all to listen in!

About Dr. Sean Pastuch

Dr. Sean Pastuch, DC, grew up around the fitness, health, and wellness industry. And when he graduated Chiro school, he ended up opening a clinic and a CrossFit gym. He didn’t want to be that Chiro who tells you, “You need to this exercise and be on “X” program.” Then, pat you on the back and say see you next week.

He works with people and athletes, who don’t want to deal with pain and injury anymore. And at the same time, don’t want to stop their training or don’t want to keep modifying their workouts every time there’s a workout that has overhead movements.

With hands-on experience running a gym that does functional movements and treating people with injuries or previous injuries, which surface from having to move functionally, Sean started getting busier. And because of his unique approach he also started getting requests from clients that used to see him but moved to another city asking for workout programs.

Find Dr. Sean Online

Active Life RX websitehttps://activeliferx.com/

Active Life RX Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ActiveLifeRx/

Active Life Podcast: http://activelife.libsyn.com/

Dr. Sean’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drseanpastuch/

For more episodes of the Just Get Started Podcast or learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out https://www.brianondrako.com or find Brian on Instagram at @brianondrako

Lastly, intro music compliments of https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music – Thank you!

Ryan Walsh (Ep.39) – Founder, RepVue

January 30, 2019

Had a great time on episode 39 speaking with the Founder of RepVue, Ryan Walsh, about his journey from his college days at UNC and early career to how he helped grow ChannelAdvisor to become a couple hundred million dollar company and publicly traded. His insights into sales and business are spot on and it was refreshing to hear his views on these topics and more.

About Ryan Walsh:

RepVue’s founder and CEO, Ryan Walsh, has spent nearly two decades selling, leading sales teams, and mentoring sales professionals. Prior to founding RepVue, Ryan ran a successful consulting practice helping companies optimize the mechanics of repeatable revenue businesses, with a keen focus on architecting scalable sales engines for early to mid-stage cloud-based software companies.

Previously, Ryan spent over 17 years as an operator and executive, most recently as chief revenue officer for SaaS e-commerce software company ChannelAdvisor. Ryan was the primary architect of the revenue engine and chief sales leader from 2010 to 2017, during which time the company’s annual revenues grew from $40M to $112M. This growth directly resulted in a successful IPO in 2013

Find Ryan Online:

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryancwalsh/

RepVue Website: https://www.repvue.com/

Email: Ryan@RepVue.com

For more episodes of the Just Get Started Podcast or learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out https://www.brianondrako.com or find Brian on Instagram at @brianondrako

Lastly, intro music compliments of https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music – Thank you!

Jinny Oh (Ep.38) – Founder, WANDR

January 22, 2019

Episode 38 features our first “Digital Nomad” on the Podcast in Entrepreneur Jinny Oh. Jinny is the Founder of WANDR and travels all over the world to explore the endless possibilities that are out there as well as continue her mission to grow her company WANDR. We get into some great discussions about how she has scaled her company, leadership, remote employees, and of course about traveling!

About Jinny Oh

Hi, I’m Jinny—an entrepreneur who’s lived, studied and traveled around the world. My passion for exploring led me to a digital nomad lifestyle, from which I built a multi-million dollar business in product design and strategy. From features like Forbes to speaking engagements, and as a startup advisor—I owe it all to the experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve met while working remote and traveling the world.

In 2016, I started WANDR to empower startup founders with better user experiences. Since then, we’ve launched over 250 brands and worked with several Fortune 500 companies to re-shape their product strategy. Below are some of the clients I’ve worked with.

I currently serve as an equity partner for Partner.lyTrendi and KaptionThis, which I’ve helped build, launch and/ or advised.

In October 2017, I found myself energized with a growing online audience. When my LinkedIn Post on “sacrifice as a founder” reached over 20 million views, it led to countless opportunities. I’ve since traveled nationally and globally for speaking engagements and podcast interviews on topics such as Design Innovation, Designing User Experiences, My Journey as an Entrepreneur, Life of an LinkedIn Influencer, and more!

I packed up for my first solo trip at sixteen years old. I’ve since traveled to over 40 countries, lived in 5 countries, and fluently speak 3 different languages. I travel to discover new cultures, and challenge my creativity along the way. Some of my favorite places include: Colombia, Greece, China, Iceland, Spain, and Indonesia.

Find Jinny Online:

Website: http://www.jinnyoh.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jinnyoh/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jinnyhyojin/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jinnyohh

WANDR Studio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/WandrStudio

WANDR Studio Website: https://wandr.studio/

Remote CEOs Podcast (Coming in early 2019): http://www.remoteceos.com/

For more episodes of the Just Get Started Podcast or learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out https://www.brianondrako.com or find Brian on Instagram at @brianondrako

Lastly, intro music compliments of https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music – Thank you!

Max Friedman (Ep.37) – Co-Founder | CEO GiveButter.com

January 15, 2019

On Episode 37 I get to sit down with the Co-Founder and CEO of a really neat Start-up, GiveButter.com

Max Friedman is a sharp young entrepreneur and sprinkles in many highlight moments in this episode when speaking about how first job, how his team delegates work, advice for those wanting to start something, and much more. It’s refreshing to hear the perspective from someone this young and it’s powerful advice for folks of all ages.

Find Max Online

Website – GiveButter.com

Email – max@givebutter.com

Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxfriedman1/

For more episodes of the Just Get Started Podcast or learn more about the host, Brian Ondrako, check out https://www.brianondrako.com or find Brian on Instagram at @brianondrako

Lastly, intro music compliments of https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music – Thank you!