50 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Ep. 63 The Business of Better Sleep with Kristen Rainey
Kristen Rainey is the Founder and CEO of Northstar Sleep School, offering online classes and in-person workshops to help people get better sleep. Using a data-driven approach, her clients learn what behavior changes they can make in their daily lives to yield the most impact. She is also the host of the Northstar Unplugged podcast, focused on rest, unplugging, transitions, and finding what fuels you. Prior to launching Northstar Sleep School, Kristen led sustainability and procurement for Google’s 271 cafes across 54 countries. She is a graduate of Princeton University and received a MALD in International Affairs at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and an MBA at Cornell University. She is a Certified Sleep Science Coach (CSSC) through the Spencer Institute. She has lived, worked, and studied in Indonesia, France, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Mexico, Thailand, Italy, Spain, and Australia. After 33 zip codes and an Appalachian Trail thru-hike, she has landed in Bozeman, Montana.
63 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Ep. 62 - Kari McDonald (Fix It. Build It. Grow It.)
Kari McDonald is using her experience and know-how from years in the fossil fuel industry to engineer a transition from traditional fossil fuels and fertilizers to sustainable and regenerative solutions. Kari’s company, Bio Energy Solutions Inc., acquired the Green Power House technology popularized in the movie “The Need to Grow.” Since then, she’s been bringing farmers and fossil fuel technicians and engineers together to make it an even safer and more efficient system. In fact, the rechristened Energy Junction comprises three integrated systems that are customizable and modular. Collectively, they are capable of generating electricity, as well as an assortment of other products including algae, biochar, bio-stimulants and wood vinegar, biogas and biodiesel. Kari will share inspiration and we'll see that it’s actually possible to transition from fossil fuels to regenerative earth-and-people-friendly energy and agriculture. https://bioenergy-solutions.com/
57 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
Ep. 61 Tom Britz - Glacier Hops Ranch & The Business of Beer
Tom’s career background has spanned decades in both marketing and new business development, the latter of which led to him being the visionary behind what is now Glacier Hops Ranch. In 2015, Tom was elected the first-ever National At-Large Director of the Hop Growers of America (HGA). He was subsequently appointed as National Chairman of the HGA’s Small Grower Council, which oversaw the development of Enterprise Cost Studies and Best Practices for small hop growers during his tenure. An accomplished horseman, Tom and his wife Annie competed from Canada to Texas and were nationally ranked in the cow horse sports of Team Penning and Ranch Sorting. They qualified and competed for the National Championships in Texas three times, and once for the World Championships, but today most of Tom’s equine activity is an occasional trail ride in the forest surrounding his Whitefish property…the original Glacier Hops Ranch. We'll chat about what Glacier Hops Ranch does, how Tom came up with the idea for his product and MUCH MORE! Links and Resources: https://glacierhopsranch.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/tbritz www.level5mentors.com
32 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Ep. 60 - Alli Widman | Avant Ski & The Ski Industry Evolution
Alli has been an avid skier and traveler her entire life. Following years of frustration with a lack of comprehensive, reliable ski resources for recreational skiers, she launched Avant Ski in late 2018. She spent nearly a decade on Wall Street, though her true passion has always been fitness and travel. When she is not skiing or writing about ski travel, you can find her running around NYC, either chasing her two small boys or training for her next marathon. Alli studied Biology and Economics at Stanford University and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theavantski/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/getAvantSki IG: https://www.instagram.com/theavantski/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/avantski https://www.theavantski.com/
48 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Ep. 59 Kelsey Ramsden: Mindcure & The Future of Psychedelic
Kelsey Ramsden was Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur ranked #1 by Profit and Chatelaine Magazines in 2012 & 2013. She is also a bonafide business acrobat, internationally recognized speaker, Richard Branson Centre Mentor, Contributor to the Huffington Post & Entrepreneur Magazine. She’s is an innovator and implementer who acts on instincts and does so with integrity. She is currently the Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer Mind Cure Health. Mind Cure Health is a mental health and wellness company with a mission to identify, develop and commercialize products that enhance mental health and wellness, ease suffering and increase productivity. MINDCURE was formed as a response to a world suffering from a mental health crisis and in urgent need of effective treatments.
49 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Ep. 58 Hollis Carter: The Baby Bathwater Institute
Hollis Carter is a serial entrepreneur and avid skier. He started his entrepreneurial journey in the early 2000’s, founding multiple companies, including a SAAS company he built into a 7-figure virtual business in less than a year. In 2013, he became a founding investor in Utah’s Powder Mountain Ski Resort, where he now develops real estate and hosts events. His experiences (and observations) led him toward co-founding the Baby Bathwater Institute, a unique membership-based community comprised of some of the world’s leading minds and entrepreneurs, with a focus on cultivating natural, mutually beneficial relationships.
37 minutes | May 20, 2021
Ep. 57 - Matt Walrath-The VIP Client Experience, Wealth Building, and Crypto
In this episode, we have Matt Walrath, he is the founder of the nutrition coaching company, Beyond Macros, and creator of the Beyond Macros Certified Coach program - a course that teaches nutrition coaches how to run a profitable online coaching business by providing a VIP experience to their ideal clients, and creating a plan guaranteed to get that client results that last. He lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia and takes pride in living his ideal lifestyle that balances time in the surf, sharing quality time with loved ones, and pursuing his vision of helping nutrition coaches provide a VIP experience to clients without burning out. Learn from him as we discussed how to build and create a VIP experience for your clients, his fitness journey, scaling the business and his investment in cryptocurrencies.
46 minutes | May 6, 2021
EP. 56 Anchor Gym & Acceptance Of What Is with Shawn Finnegan
Shawn Finnegan is a former US navy/marine corps field medic and cancer survivor, the creation of the anchor gym was forged out of necessity and survival. After exiting the military, he became a licensed Physical Therapist and Fitness/Nutrition coach. Unfortunately, he couldn’t find a fitness system that could anchor all of the accessories he used for his patients, clients, or even himself. Rather than settle for less, he decided to invent one! He started the company in 2009 and receive a patent on his design for the Anchor Gym. His goal was to develop something you can use anywhere all while staying safe. He's created many designs you can use traveling, at home, or even at a gym. Tune in as we learn more from Shawn about his mission to stay strong and to help as many folks as possible get healthy and fit. Now, the Anchor Gym is so versatile and affordable. Now, Shawn proud to say that their system can be found in gyms, universities, hospitals, military bases, professional training facilities, and homes all over the world! Links: www.level5mentors.com https://www.coreenergyfitness.com/
41 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Ep.55 Garrett TeSlaa: Leadership Has No Rank
Garrett TeSlaa is an active duty 15-year law enforcement veteran and sergeant for a sheriff's office in Southern California. Garrett has held assignments in patrol, gang investigations, community relations, internal affairs, and media relations. Garrett holds a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership and Management and is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. Garrett hosts the successful podcast The Squad Room devoted to personal development for first responders. He is also a TEDx speaker and contributing writer for PoliceOne and Law Enforcement Today.
52 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
EP.54 Finding Your Flow and Trusting The Process with Curt Mercadante
Curt Mercadante helps consultants and solopreneurs find purpose by delivering the "right message" to the "right clients" to generate the "right revenue" and build a strong foundation. He has been in the Public Relations, Branding, and Advertising Industry, building a 7-figure business for the past 25 years. Sometime between 2017-2019, Curt shut down his PR and Advertising Agency because he did not feel fulfilled. Today, Curt helps individuals who make up the backbone of the economy to be more productive, profitable, and align with purpose. Curt is also a Gallup-Certified Strengths Trainer, host of The Authority Brand Podcast, and author of the bestselling book, “Five Pillars of the Freedom Lifestyle.” Text 55678 and send the keyword YOUTHORITY to get three free webinars: 1. The Four Pillars of Authority Brand 2. Leveling Up your LinkedIn 3. How to Use Podcasts to Build your Authority Brand In this episode, we talked about: ⦁ Why a life of freedom is a definition of success. ⦁ Trusting the universe. ⦁ How can I create a business that puts lifestyle and freedom together? ⦁ What is the pizza pie exercise? ⦁ The four pillars of building an authority brand. ⦁ The difference of efficiency vs. efficacy ⦁ Focusing on your process
38 minutes | Apr 15, 2021
Ep. 53 Elliot Roe: You're Not Your Issues
Elliot Roe is a world-renowned Mindset and Performance Coach who helps those is highly demanding industries unlock their full potential and perform on-demand. His clientele includes Professional athletes, High-stakes Poker players, Olympians, UFC Champions, Hollywood actors, , Wall Street traders, Entrepreneurs, Founders, and Executives. His unique coaching system leverages hypnotherapy, mindset training, and high-performance strategies to eliminate fears and breakthrough mental roadblocks, allowing you to operate in a state of peak performance and achieve rapid personal and professional growth. Elliot is the host of The A-Game Advantage Podcast, and is the voice and co-founder of the Primed Mind performance coaching app. In this episode, we talked about: ⦁ How effective is a hypnotherapist? ⦁ Building a business experience for your reputation. ⦁ What stops you from reaching the next level? ⦁ How does adjusting your subconscious release your full potential? ⦁ What is in your mindset perspective? ⦁ Passionate work, why it matters. ⦁ Removing the blocks and procrastination. Contact Elliot: • Follow Elliot's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ElliotRoe1 • Connect to Elliot through Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elliotroe/ • Visit his website: www.primedmind.com
30 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Ep.52 Brett Rosenberg: The Green Building Industry
Brett visualizes a world where the building industry shifts to a sustainable and green environment. He studied environmental science but later realized he wasn't very good at it. He shifted to world environmental policy, infrastructure, and energy and worked with the US Conference Mayors in Washington. He was the sustainability director for the AIA and the founder of the Tree Line Strategy- a one-person consulting gig for strategic communications and execution in private and public sectors. He emphasizes building an environment-friendly foundation with zero-carbon structures and energy-efficient projects. Brett explains the importance of the materials that go into our buildings, the regulation of electricity, and expounds on how we can contribute to a greener environment. In this episode, we talked about: • A journey into Brett's life • Why it's vital for structures to adapt to zero-carbon materials • The challenges in developing a green industry • Biggest sources of carbon use • Where does my electricity come from? • Guide for decarbonizing • The importance of chefs in the green industry • Big tech players who participate in carbon-free developments • Is going green profitable? • What we can do to contribute to a greener environment • About Tree Line Strategy Contact Brett: • Follow Tree Line Strategy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/treelinestrategyllc • Visit his website: treelinestrategy.com • Brett's personal email: email@example.com
42 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
Ep. 51 Malou Anderson-Ramirez: Teal Tags - The Intersection of Technology & Regenerative Agriculture
Raised on the family ranch, Malou grew up feeling aware of her own connection with the natural world. Having a background in psychology adds a whole nother element to her ability to psychoanalyze people. She is changing the narrative of the stories around our food systems and becoming the cornerstone to bring innovation to agriculture. Malou is all for pairing technology, data, and land ethics for a better and more resilient tomorrow in agriculture. A multi-generational Montanan, raised mainly in Tom Miner Basin, at the family ranch neighboring Yellowstone Park. After years away in school and an early career in human behavior and social work, I came back to Tom Miner Basin and re-learned ranching as an adult, witnessing first-hand the challenges ranchers face in wild places. While out riding and looking for a calf lost to predators (mainly grizzly bears and/or wolves, the idea came of a low-cost ear tag for cattle ranchers could use to better manage their livestock in wilderness areas. The real-time data which could help protect and conserve the rancher's way of life, the wildlife, and the wilderness- all simultaneously. Also started and currently working in the Tom Miner Basin Association- a group centered around making our ranching community resilient and adaptable through shared learning and coexistence practices. Married a great guy, Andres, who builds tiny custom houses. Together, they are raising our greatest joys- two daughters- Esmé and Hasell. In this episode, we talked about: ● Sneak Peek in the life of a Rancher ● Man vs. Nature ● Why Malou doesn't recommend going vegan | Things to consider ● The current problem in Agriculture ● What role can we play to support the agriculture ● How much land do you need to be a rancher | How to get started ● About Tom Miner Basin Association Resources and Links: Malou's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/malou-anderson-ramirez-54653a69 Teal Tag Website: https://www.tealenterprises.org
44 minutes | Mar 25, 2021
Ep. 50 Nikki Eisinger - Glamping, Dwarf Goats, & Profitable Conservation
Nikki is the living embodiment where passion meets profession—born and raised in an agricultural farming family and landing a job in fortune 500 advertising right after college took her places. Amid this successful lifestyle, she realized the need to mitigate the impact of climate change and embarked upon the path of conservation and mindfulness. Apart from being a firm believer in visualization, she helps connect people with nature through meditation in a more science-based way. Today, Nikki talks about the biggest challenges in glamping and creative ways to make land profitable and conservative at the same time. Nikki started working for climate change awareness with Live Earth/Al Gore and turned to meditation and mindfulness, studying from every teacher she could in Los Angeles, from UCLA to InsightLA, and Against the Stream, etc., which led her to a position at Headspace (meditation app) and to the creation of the website; www.glad.is. Founder of Glad.is, Co-founder at Tobacco River Ranch Glamping and Director of Development Glacier National Park Conservancy. In this episode, we talked about: ● A snippet of Nikki’s Journey ● About the Glacier National Park ● What’s glamping ● How did she acquire the tobacco river ranch ● A step-by-step process of building a business ● Profit potential in conversation ● Difference between preservation and conservation ● Unseen Challenges in glamping business ● How to monetize lands ● How Nikki got herself into Dwarf goats ● How the world will look like Post-COVID Resources and Links: Glad.is Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daily.glad.is Tobacco River Ranch Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TobaccoRiverRanch Tobacco River Ranch Website: https://tobaccoriverranch.com/
43 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Ep.49 Liz Marchi: Building Communities of Entrepreneurs
Liz's world orbits around making an impact that lasts a lifetime and fostering an entrepreneurial community in Montana. What makes her persistent even in the face of uncertainty is her will to be part of building something that does nothing but makes lives healthier, longer, and more robust. At Two Bear Capital, Liz, with her team, currently focuses on biotech innovation in Montana to ensure a good foundation for the next generation of diseases. Liz aspires to elevate science around the state and inspire women's representation in STEM to build a better tomorrow. Liz leads Two Bear Capital's community engagement and partnerships. She is a pioneer in building access to equity capital and high-value startups in nontraditional locations. She founded and led Montana-based Frontier Angels, www.frontierangels.com, for 12 years, seeding more than $20 million in very early-stage capital. Liz will engage the firm and our portfolio companies with a broad network of investors, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists to support the TBC mission of doing well and doing good. She is a graduate of Hollins College in Virginia, where she served as a Trustee. Liz lives on a ranch and is a lover of gardening, global travel, reading, and her three corgis. In this episode, we talked about: ● Big tech players of Montana ● Montana's extraordinary history of biotech innovation ● Liz role as head of community engagement at Two Bear Capital ● Best piece of advice for Building a professional network ● Two essential traits that dictate a higher likelihood of success ● And MUCH MORE! Resources and Links: Recommend Book - The Four Agreements: https://amzn.to/3ckB69u Two Bear Capital Website:https://twobearcapital.com Frontier Angels Website: https://www.frontierangels.com Liz's Twitter: https://twitter.com/lizmarchi Liz's Personal Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
35 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
Ep.48 Josh McCain: Big Sky Bravery & Serving Special Operators
For Josh, the quest for emotional ROI is unparalleled. It all started with an idea to facilitate meaningful conversation between civilians and the military's active duty special operations forces. What they do for us speaks for itself, but in the meantime, their emotional well-being and psychological needs often get neglected. This proved to be a tremendous epiphany for Josh, as he founded Big Sky Bravery to support special-operation forces through structured activities and mentorship. In essence, the BSB program is centered on three core principles that not only help them to reconnect with themselves but serve as a way to decompress. It's not hard to understand why Josh has such a deep desire to honor the military. With family ties to the JSOC community, McCain saw a growing, unmet need and decided to do something about it. He knew that the mountains of Montana offered endless adventure and could show these adrenaline-fueled warriors how to find excitement and enjoy life at home instead of feeling bored and yearning to get back in action. Although most of America's troops have pulled out of the Middle East, thousands of Special-Operations Forces (SOF) remain, and after multiple deployments, returning stateside takes adjustment. Josh's desire is to help with this transition, and with that epiphany, Big Sky Bravery was born. Josh quit his job and set up shop in Bozeman, MT. In this episode, we talked about: ● Josh's background and why he's gravitated towards supporting Special Operations ● What mission Big Sky Bravery is serving ● Three core principles of the BSB foundation ● Josh's vision to scale BSB impact ● How to volunteer for week-long task forces | Criteria and what to expect ● "Our problems are almost made up" - Eric | Here's why ● And MUCH MORE!
38 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Ep.47 Justin Angle: The Future of Higher Education
In this episode, we have a fellow podcast host and educator, Justin Angle - A teacher, scholar, story-teller, athlete, husband, and father. He's executed $100 million bond trades, run 100-mile races, published in outlets like The Washington Post, and repeatedly failed to get his two daughters to bed without a battle. He's a business professor at the University of Montana and the host of A New Angle podcast as well as a staunch advocate of creating an immersive learning experience to understand critical day-to-day topics.
46 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Ep.46 Pat LaPointe: A Starters Guide to Angel Investing
In this episode, we have Pat LaPointe, an entrepreneur who built and sold three companies in the marketing and data analytics field. These days he brings a very entrepreneur-friendly approach to angel and venture investing, and is on the Board of the Angel Capital Association. With a portfolio of over 40 investments and afflicted by endless curiosity, Pat enjoys learning about new business models and innovative technologies and loves helping entrepreneurs find their path to growth and success. Pat has generated hundreds of $millions of returns to his shareholders. And he failed just often enough to maintain a healthy level of humility. In this episode, we talked about: ● Who are Angel Investors, their roles, and how does angel investing works ● About Frontier Angels ● How Montana is becoming the next Silicon Valley ● Pat’s vision for balancing Montana’s growth and making it a thriving economy while preserving the wild ecosystem. ● And MUCH MORE!
34 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Ep. 45 Sara Mozingo: Going All In
In today’s episode, we learned about Sara’s rare ability to chase her dreams, find solutions while facing the unknown during a pandemic, and creating a business model that is an inspiration to many businesspeople. It all comes to show that athletes are different than most people. The daily competition is a trigger to a more motivated and focused person, especially when you played Division 1 basketball like Sara did. The path might have not been clear right at the beginning of her career in the job market, but she clearly showed that with motivation and perseverance, anything is possible. Sara made a sharp turn when she decided to leave the insurance business and start her own cross fit gym. Only if she knew earlier that cross-fit was her calling… Sara took a shot at the fitness industry while most business owners were afraid of the pandemic, she slowly but strategically created her business model, gained loyal members, started strong relationships with partners, and took her business to the next level. We also learned a lot about Sara’s personal life, but in that part we will let you listen to her own words. All I can say is that she is an inspiration in both her personal and professional life. Resources and Links: facebook.com/icehousefit Instargram: @IcehouseFit www.icehousefit.com
48 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
Ep. 44 Jay Toups Bioroot Energy & The Future of Alcohol Based Fuels
Jay Toups has guided Bioroot Energy from inception to one of today’s best positioned clean energy startups. His interest in alcohol fuels began in 2007 with his work for Big Sky Coalition, a Montana non-profit dedicated to improving forest management practices. The organization’s goal to “do something about overgrown forests, rural community jobs and the environment” continues with the Bioroot Energy focus on advanced alcohol fuel production.