026: Steven John Irby (aka Steve Sweatpants) - Not living to pay your rent

Steven John Irby (a.k.a. Steve Sweatpants), photographer, co-owner, co-founder and director of Street Dreams Magazine. With dual headquarters in NYC and Vancouver, Irby and company’s transcontinental publication showcases up-and-coming photographers and crowdsources photos via Instagram to create…

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025: Michael “iLL Se7en” Acuna - Inspiring transformation through thought-provoking conversations

ILL Se7en is a social activist, and Hip Hop Artist. ILL has been performing, and making music for more than 10 years. Traveling internationally and collaborating with some of the top independent artists in the world such as Hieroglyphics, Tanya Morgan, Dead Prez, J-Live, and The Flobots.

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024: Jung Park - Defining, measuring, and increasing your Life ROI

Jung was born in Seoul, South Korea and migrated to New York City when he was 13.  He currently lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two young children.  He has over 20 years of consulting experience in design, branding, marketing, user experience, strategy, and business development…

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023: Lauren Simms - Igniting a Healthy Rebellion with passion and purpose

Lauren Simms is an industry leader in health and wellness, a commander in personal development, a nationally recognized speaker and trainer, and the author of “Why Can’t Is A Four-Letter Word” and “Get Off The Curb: A Healthy Rebellion From Fight or Flight to Activated Achiever”.  Lauren’s greatest passion is…

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022: Elaine Marino - Equaling the playing field for the underrepresented in tech

Elaine Marino spearheads a movement championing the underrepresented in the tech industry. Specifically, she has been working in Colorado founding Equili, a company creating and running diverse tech programs such as GoCode Colorado and the LadyCoders Conference. Elaine left the Fortune 500 advertising industry to become…

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021: Vanessa Musi - Pioneering the art of noble baking for a healthier world

Pioneer Healthy Pastry Chef, Vanessa Musi has revolutionized the way we bake since 1994 way before anyone else was even considering alternative pastries.  After blacking out in her culinary school internship, Chef Vanessa was diagnosed with hypoglycemia and doctors suggested she change careers. Instead, she pursued her calling and…

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020: Irene Fehr - Teaching couples to listen to themselves and have great sex

Sex & Intimacy Coach Irene Fehr helps committed couples all over the world create a nourishing and passionate sex life is as big as their love for each other. Her own confusing life experiences around sex and intimacy, from sexless marriage to divorce, took her down the path of exploring what sex and intimacy mean to her, then bringing this work to her clients to help them…

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019: Ryan Koral - Serving others by telling heartfelt stories & guiding sherpas in their video business

With 15 years as a documentary filmmaker and founder of Tell Studios, Ryan Koral’s passion for helping others get success in their own video businesses resulted in Studio Sherpas, where he offers things like the Selling Like a Sherpa course, the Video Business Academy, the weekly podcast with over 100 episodes of amazing…

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018: Kate Wilkonson - Building community and connection with people through custom jewelry

Kate Wilkonson, owner of Arcatus Jewelry, is a Denver, Colorado native and classically-trained jewelry designer by trade, who focuses on custom pieces that have a story and a soul inside them. Though tremendous passion lies there, it’s a solitary life and by itself doesn’t complete Kate’s passion for connection and building community…

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017: David Obuchowski — The Creative Process and making a career in art for yourself

David Obuchowski is a freelance essayist whose work has been published in Jalopnik, Longreads, The Awl, Gawker, Deadspin, The Daily Beast, and others. He is the creator, host, writer, and producer of the acclaimed documentary podcast, Tempest. He has a TV show in development with award-winning film and television makers, and his fiction is published in several…

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016: Greg Amanti - Supporting your creative community as you master your craft

On this episode, I talk with Greg Amanti, a master mold maker, stone carver, and critically acclaimed artist and artisan based in Bend, Oregon.  We discuss how art is akin to an athlete getting into the flow state, as well as how he feels about “writer’s block” and how he manages it in relation to his artwork.  We chat about how he breaks through those periods of “inertia” and self-doubt, and…

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015: Greth Ligon - Inciting emotion through the exploration of music and sound

Greth Ligon is a Colorado-based composer and music producer. After singing for a number of bands growing up he eventually transitioned into writing music for various media. He has composed music for feature films Whensday and Crash & Burn Stories, and additional music for the thriller anthology film, Locker 13. He has also written music…

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014: Nicole Cacciavillano - Moving people through sound not hype

Are you a music fan?  What about dance music?  Do you know what “dubstep” is and where it came from?  Well, you’re about to learn.  In this episode, I sit down with  Nicole Cacciavillano, a former teacher-turned-promoter, artist agent, music venue owner, and now the owner of a studio that not only…

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013: Chuck “Emit” Krausz — Finding true freedom as an artist through graffiti

Have you heard the term “street art” lately?  What about “graffiti” or “tagging”?  I bet you have.  These terms have continued to be used in the mainstream more and more over the years as the art form and counter-culture have grown in popularity.  Well, on this episode, I have a treat for you…

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012: Maggie Hart - Using the gift of storytelling to create positive cultural shifts

As a self-starter in the indie film world, Maggie Hart is no stranger to wearing multiple hats with shoestring budgets. While attending film school and working full-time as a production manager, Maggie had the crazy idea to make a feature film. Over the next five years she wrote, directed, produced, and edited what would become her first feature, Impressions

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011: Mark Martin - Using beatboxing to help people free the power of their voice

NYC and Denver based artist Mark Martin is known for playfully blurring the lines between language and sound. Winner of the 2016 American Beatbox Championships, Mark has battled in and judged many international battles.  Martin is a passionate educator who has taught groups, workshops, and private students all over the world for over 10 years…

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010: Alex Mixter - Being an ambassador for change through your craft

Alex Mixter is a community filmmaker in his hometown of Saginaw, MI.  After living and working in Chicago and Denver, Alex returned home and started Hound Lab Films, which specializes in producing web content with an emphasis on local activism.  His first feature-length documentary, RE: SAGINAW, premiered in May 2017…

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009: Windy Borman - Casting light on the Women of Weed and the Puffragette Movement

Windy Borman, MST is a multi-award-winning director and producer, as well as the founder of DVA Productions, a socially conscious production company. She is currently the Executive Producer and Director of "Mary Janes: The Women of Weed", which features a powerful interview from Grammy®-award-winner Melissa Etheridge and…

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008: John Bourbonais - Leading a revolution in storytelling with Virtual Reality

John Bourbonais is owner of Bourbon Street Productions and Lever VR, based out of Colorado Springs, CO.  He is a Director of Photography, Producer, and Director and has worked on myriad of projects spanning feature films, documentaries, commercials, music festivals, sporting events, and training applications…

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007: Ryel Kestano - Transform yourself, your relationships, and the world

Ryel Kestano is Co-Founder and Senior Course Leader of ART International, also known as Authentic Relating Training. Prior to co-founding ART International, Ryel oversaw all training operations at the Integral Center in Boulder, a world-renowned leader in transformational workshops. He is also the co-founder and visionary behind Virtuance, one of the largest…

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