Fennell Family (Ep.67) – Founders, Fennell Adventures

August 19, 2019

Episode 67 features the Fennell Family – Jennaye (Parent/Mother), Jiyah (15), Jace (11), Merl (10). I met this family at the Next Gen Summit and was impressed with their mission, work ethic, and positive attitude. The fact that all of them, especially the kids, have published books and are continuing to create great content goes to show that age really doesn’t matter and what matters most is bringing a positive mindset and strong work ethic to each and every day and never giving up!

Find the Fennell Family Online:

Website: www.fennelladventures.com

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT4VkOkkGuvcMuJsxCqmhKg

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fennellbooks

About the Fennell Family:

An adventurous, loving family of strong faith that believes in the motto, “LIVE LIFE to the FULLEST!”

Currently featuring 3 young siblings; Jiyah 15, Jace 11, Merl 10 and Jennaye an inspirational mother that are authors of an AMAZING unique book series, professional face painters, speakers, rappers, podcasters, travelers with an inspirational cartoon!

Jiyah Fennell – 15-year old author

Jiyah started face painting when she was only 9 years old. She has painted for celebrities and she teaches face painting to other children to become entrepreneurs. Her first book, Princess Jiyah’s Face Painting Fairytale demonstrates her painting skills and teaches positive character traits. 

Jace Fennell – 11-year old author

Jacewas just 9 years old when he wrote his first book, Journey through Hawaii with Jace. He later wrote his second book, Journey through Cuba with Jace. He is an honor roll student in his 5th grade class and an inspiration to many. 

Merl Fennell – 10-year old author

Merl began his writing career when he was just 8 years old. He has written 2 books in the family series, Journey through Texas with Merl and Journey through New Orleans with Merl. The books can be read over 25 different ways, teaches learning concepts such as the alphabet, counting in English and Spanish, rhyming, and includes family pictures. 

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Trophy Brewing Co. (Ep.66) – Raleigh, North Carolina

August 12, 2019

On this episode of the Podcast I visited onsite with two of the Co-Founders of Trophy Brewing Company. Woody Lockwood and Chris Powers, along with their CBO (Chief Brewing Officer) Les Stewart, where we talk all things breweries and business. Was a pleasure to get to sit down with them and find out about their journey to becoming one of the best breweries in the Triangle of North Carolina!

Find Trophy Brewing Co. Online:

Website: https://www.trophybrewing.com

Trophy Brewing & Pizza:

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Trophybrewing

Trophy Brewing & Taproom

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Trophymaywood

Trophy Tap & Table

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrophyTapTable

State of Beer

Website: https://www.stateof.beer/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Stateofbeernc

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To learn more about me and what’s going on in my world check out https://www.brianondrako.com/now/ or find me on Instagram at @brianondrako 

Dr. Russell Thackeray (Ep.65) – Founder & CEO, QED

August 8, 2019

Brilliant conversation on Episode 65 with Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Russell Thackeray. It was interesting to hear Russell’s perspective from many years working with individuals and organizations about where there are areas of improvement and where organizations need to put some more focus to improve their culture, trust with employees, and overall growth strategy to remain relevant and competitive in their market.

Some Topics covered are:

  • Being a professional musician
  • Switching careers
  • Mindset 
  • Organizational Feedback 
  • Having Professional conversations
  • and much more!

Find Russell Online:

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

QED Website: https://qedod.com/

About Russell:

With more than 20 years of professional experience, U.K.-based Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Russell Thackeray has been assisting individuals and organizations to drive change and achieve their goals by building accountability and resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of QED – https://qedod.com/ – an Organizational Development Consultancy that helps organizations improve people performance and business value. He frequently works with “soft issues” in business by building strong cultures and the emotional and mental toughness that allows people to thrive. He has worked with a diverse range of companies and organizations in the U.S. and worldwide including Mercedes Benz, Hyundai, GKN, Asda, QinetiQ, The Guardian, major universities, as well as numerous private equity and venture capital firms. As a coach, trainer and speaker, Dr. Thackeray drives sustainable change by creating accountability through resilience techniques and other methods to help people at all levels succeed and live their “best life”.

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To 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!

Krystian Leonard (Ep.64) – Founder, Shining S.C.A.R.S.

August 6, 2019

Episode 64 introduced the audience to Krystian Leonard, Founder of Shining S.C.A.R.S Not-For-Profit Organization, Author, Miss West Virginia Pageant participant, and the list goes on.

I had a wonderful conversation with Krystian when I met her in person at the Next Gen Summit in early June 2019 and wanted to dive deeper into her journey and share that with the audience. We covered a lot in a short time.

Topics included:

  • Miss West Virginia Competition
  • The Zombie Club Movie
  • Getting her first scars when she was 4
  • Dealing with bullying at school
  • Meeting Miss West Virginia Tiffany Lawrence
  • Being Positive to herself each day
  • Writing her book, Shining Scars
  • Getting involved with Next Gen

I know you all will enjoy this wide-ranging conversation and please see some more information below about Krystian.

Find Krystian Online:

Website: http://shiningscars.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KrystianSScars

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

Shining Scars Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1946664162/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i1

Tedx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=8wLBTp7drRk

EDUCom Website – https://educom.world/

About Krystian:

Krystian is a 22-year-old from Morgantown, West Virginia, currently attending West Virginia University in her senior year studying broadcast journalism. Krystian founded her non-profit organization, Shining S.C.A.R.S., at the age of 14. S.C.A.R.S. stands for finding strength, building character for self-acceptance to rise above the stigma. Overcoming stigmas related to all scars is at the heart of this unique organization. The passion behind Shining S.C.A.R.S. stems from Krystian’s own personal battle and experiences resulting from visible scars beginning at the age of 4. Her surgeries left behind several large scars and she endured first-hand the trials and self-esteem issues associated with taunts and bullying because of those scars. Her nonprofit works to gather funding to provide her children’s book Shining Scars, to children’s hospitals and recovery centers treating patients relating to burns, cleft palate, spina bifida and cancer recovery and others. By creating a positive and character building organization it is Krystian’s goal to build an informative community aiding in the healing process. You can learn how to get involved by visiting www.shiningscars.com 

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To 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!

Chau Mui (Ep.63) – Founder, Ciaooo! Magazine

July 30, 2019

Episode 63 features the Founder of Ciaooo! Magazine, Chau Mui. I met Chau at the Next Gen Summit in NYC a couple months back and was blown away by her experiences and intellect as well as her eagerness to continue learning and adapting. She’s had quite a journey thus far and we had a fun time exploring some of her early years and how that helped her evolve into the business woman she is today.

Some topics discussed were:

  • Growing up in Manhattan and Brooklyn
  • Dumplings, a lot of dumplings
  • Dropping out of college to try to be a actress/film maker
  • Traveling to Machu Picchu (What the sky could’ve looked like at night – https://www.space.com/21961-milky-way-machu-picchu-photo.html)
  • Ciaooomag.com and the inception
  • and much more….

I know you all will enjoy Chau’s cool experiences and fun personality and I’m sure there’ll be a few acorns you can burrow away for later on in your own journey.

Find Chau Online:

Website: https://ciaooomag.com/

Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chaufornow/

Ciaoomag Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ciaooomag/

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

About Chau:

Chau Mui is a native New Yorker and the founder of ciaooo! Magazine. Prior to founding the NYC based editorial site and events company, Chau was a documentary filmmaker, travel blogger, and former college dropout. Her travels and writing have taken her on a cross country roadtrip living out of the car across 38 states in the US, and backpacking mostly, solo, through 25 countries around the world. 

She spent the last 7 years in advertising where she cut her teeth in the digital content world with some of the top production companies and directors in the world. Her goal is to showcase local, mom and pop shops and serve as a platform for diverse, up and coming talent in NYC. You can follow her at @ciaooomag on Instagram or sign up for the newsletter at www.ciaooomag.com. 

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My Journey to Intermittent Fasting – One Mic with Brian Ondrako

July 25, 2019

This One Mic session covers some of my journey with nutrition and how I started Intermittent Fasting and the things I’ve learned along the way.

I’m not a Doctor or Nutritionist but I’ve worked a lot off logic in my life and this seems like the proper approach for where I wanted to take my fitness and nutrition into the future.

If interested, just type in “Intermittent Fasting” into google and read some articles or watch some videos. There are a variety out there so I won’t guide in too many directions but just explore and make your own decisions and I’d encourage to always consult your doctor.

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Jordan Gross (Ep.62) – 2X Author | Founder, Cloud Nine Living

July 23, 2019

Episode 62 features Jordan Gross, a 2X Author, Founder of Cloud Nine Living, and all around good dude! Jordan and I had a really neat conversation around his 90 Podcasts in 90 Days, Writing books, his longing to give back to people, and much more.

Find Jordan Online:

Cloud Nine Living Website: https://www.journeytocloudnine.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-gross-8271905b/

Getting COMFY: Your Morning Guide to Daily Happiness: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079DX26HS

About Jordan:

Jordan is a Northwestern and Kellogg School of Management graduate, a two-time startup founder, a TEDx speaker, and a #1 best-selling author. His upcoming book, The Journey to Cloud Nine, provides a new approach to the personal development world by using fictional storytelling to reveal some of life’s most meaningful principles. Jordan has been asking hundreds of people around the world how they live their lives on cloud nine, and he cannot wait to share this with all of you! 

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Kim Kaupe (Ep.61) – Co-Founder, The Superfan Company

July 16, 2019

Episode 61 features Co-Founder of The Superfan Company, Kim Kaupe. I have been following Kim’s content online for a couple years and was pleased to get a chance to meet her at the Next Gen Summit in June of 2019 when she was there as a speaker. This was an interesting interview that follows her journey from childhood through present day.

Some topics we discussed were:

  • Her goal of working for a magazine
  • Serendipitously meeting her Co-Founder
  • Keeping their jobs while starting the business
  • Keeping relationships 
  • Getting into Walmart
  • Her Shark Tank experience
  • …and much more

If you all haven’t had the chance to follow Kim online I’d suggest to do that below as she has a great perspective on business and entrepreneurship. If you need a starting point, check out her “Coffee with Kim” series on here website here -> https://www.kimkaupe.com/coffeewithkim

Find Kim Online

Website: https://www.kimkaupe.com

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimkaupe

About Kim

While Kim has not yet mothered a human baby, she delivered ZinePak—now The Superfan Company—into the world in January 2011 after holding positions at Conde Nast and Fathom Communications. She has been thrilled, killed, and amazed by her first few years of entrepreneurship and is so proud of what The Superfan Company has established in past seven years. From successes in retail with Walmart and Cracker Barrel to working with world class tours for legends like Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan to stints on TV shows like ABC’s Shark Tank, the highs have been SO high… and the lows well, gray hair is cool now right?

From Katy Perry and ACE Universe Comic-Con to Logic and the New York Mets, Kim has had more than 100 amazing clients throughout the years and no, she cannot pick a favorite client…she loves them all (somewhat equally!). 

She enjoys sharing the highs and lows of entrepreneurship on her social media, along with her adventures, travel, and friends (much to their dismay, often yelling, “Do not put that on your Instagram! Well unless I look good and then you can.”)

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Dale Dupree (Ep.60) – Founder, The Sales Rebellion

July 9, 2019

Was really cool to have Dale Dupree of The Sales Rebellion stop by for episode 60 of the Podcast. I’ve been following Dale for a couple years and since we had so many mutual connections and I always enjoy reading his thoughts on sales, I had to have him on to share his journey and knowledge. This was a really interesting interview where we go all over the place talking about his new company, what he learned from his Dad, when he was touring in a band, and much more. Definitely think you all will enjoy some of Dale’s thoughts and his perspective on not only sales but life.

Dale also talks about two former Podcast guests on this episode that i’ll link up below:

Stu Heinecke – http://www.stuheinecke.com/

link to our interview -> https://www.brianondrako.com/podcast/stuheinecke/

James Carbary – https://sweetfishmedia.com/

link to our interview – https://www.brianondrako.com/podcast/jamescarbary/

Find Dale Online:

Website: https://www.thesalesrebellion.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/salesrebellion 

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

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

About Dale:

To understand my Sales Rebellion, first you need to hear and acknowledge the role my Father played in my life. His legacy is one of integrity, perseverance, and service to others. I spent my life in the shadow of one of the greatest men to ever walk this earth and I am eternally grateful for his amazing example. I realized my calling in the Technology world through his business and also just how much fun I had being in a sales role. Copiers and Printers are pretty boring and usually not top of mind, they are also the most important piece of hardware in the office when they break, am I right? I enjoyed the challenge behind making them a fun piece of your business puzzle.

in 2017 I moved on from the company I had represented most of my career, after my Dad’s passing (see my shared articles for the saddest story I have ever told). I stayed in the copier industry for 2 more years before creating my Sales Rebellion. I have gone into sales training and develop for both individual contributors and entire sales organizations.

In 2019, The Sales Rebellion was born. My conquest of changing the game has expanded beyond my role as an individual contributor in the sales world, as The Copier Warrior. Now I am teaching the masses how to choose legendary for their sales career. No longer will the mediocre rule throughout our profession. It is time for a Sales Rebellion to rise.

I believe in Radically Educating your prospects on a first touch. I believe in Responses, good or bad, but never indifferent. I believe your Territory is your Community, we enable Sales Wanderers. I believe your Pipeline is Alive. I believe people are more than just a signature for your deal. I believe in fellowship over negotiations.

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Donating a Kidney with Special Guest Doug Neumann – One Mic with Brian Ondrako

July 3, 2019

Another One Mic Session in the books and this time I bring on a special guest in former Podcast guest Doug Neumann (Episode 57). Doug recently did something that I think many of us would never consider, he gave away 1 of his kidneys.

I was so excited to learn more about this story and the process involved with it I had to do a separate episode on this topic alone.

Doug was given a lot of help and guidance locally by UNC Hospital and if you wanted to learn more about donating a Kidney check out the link below:

UNC Hospital – Become a Donor – https://www.uncmedicalcenter.org/uncmc/care-treatment/transplant-care/kidney-transplant/become-a-living-donor/

Hope you all enjoy it!

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