Long Shot Leaders tell the stories and secrets of leaders, Innovators, entrepreneurs, and various high achievers. We interview people of all walks of life and explore their struggles, shortcomings, challenges, and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment. Hard-hitting and fast-moving, connecting people from all walks of life to learn about entrepreneurship, leadership, relationships, cruise ships, and any other kind of damn ship you can think of. We talk to leaders in culture, film, regular business, show business, monkey business, you name it! digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use. Michael Stein likes deconstructing why people do what they do and how they can be better.
Michael Stein: Entrepreneur, actor, filmmaker, comedian & self help expert
Screenwriter-director Pamplin was an award-winning print and broadcast journalist (CBS News) in Michigan before heading to Hollywood. He spent 18 years in Los Angeles, writing and selling movies to Warner Bros., Walt Disney Pictures and Universal Studios, writing and directing on the syndicated TV series "G.L.O.W." and making his first feature film Provoked. He later created an independent production company at Universal Studios Florida and developed, wrote and directed a series of award-winning projects including "Michael Winslow Live", "Hoover" starring Academy Award-winner Ernest Borgnine, "Magic 4 Morons," also starring Winslow, and "A Dog's Life: The Oscar Lose Story." His 2022 documentary "Movie Money CONFIDENTIAL" was a hit garnering glowing reviews from movie critics and audiences alike, featuring Burt Reynolds and Salma Hayek, inspired by Louise Levison's book Filmmakers & Financing. His newest documentary "BURT REYNOLDS: The Last Interview" features Quentin Tarantino and was screened at the Berlin Film Festival and European Film Market in February prior to a Summer 2023 release.
Miriam Meima has been a coach & facilitator for over twenty years, dedicating her life to studying the overlap between business and psychology. Miriam has coached founders and executives at hundreds of companies, including a dozen valued at $1B+. She often partners with companies from Series B all the way through going public. She works 1:1 with senior leaders, facilitates team offsites and develops customized leadership development journeys for leaders at all levels. Her specialty is in helping people unlock the next level of performance while maximizing authenticity. Miriam's credentials include an MA in Organizational & Management Development, a BA in Business & Psychology. She is a Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, a Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Coaching and a member of Forbes Coaches Council.
I've built Concave Brand Tracking from nothing into a six-figure market research company that counts amongst its clients Dell, Anheuser-Busch, Luxottica, Toyota, and Moet Hennessy. I have done this primarily by positioning both the company and myself as the world's foremost expert in the niche field of product placement data analysis.
CEO of the Ken Joslin Team & the GROW STACK DRIVE brand, Ken is a former Pastor turned Coach as well as real estate professional. Ken Joslin is a driven leader who has closed over $250mm in real estate transactions.
Known for his viral Instagram Reels and TikTok videos advocating for outdoor inclusion, & mental health, Andy is a plus size men's outdoor and fashion model, actor, and social media influencer. Andy has worked with national brands REI, Zappos, Eddie Bauer, Every Man Jack, US Foods, Sawyer Products, Gregory Packs, Merrell, Columbia Sportswear and many more. Andy has a strong social media following with over 175 followers on Instagram and 30k followers on TikTok with millions of views on TikTok and Instagram Reels, having “gone viral” numerous times. As well as modeling, Andy is podcast producer and host, editor, producer, and a strong media and communication professional with a Bachelors of Science focused in Digital Cinema from Southern Oregon University and a Bachelors of Leadership from Multnomah University. Andy is also the host of The Hiker Podcast, a top 100 Wilderness/Outdoor Podcast on Apple Podcasts.
With a degree in systems engineering from the US Naval Academy, Michael Sipe is a former naval aviator who trained Navy pilots to land on aircraft carriers during the day and night, and an instructor for advanced weapons schools. He's also a former airline pilot certified as an Airline Transportation Pilot. Today, Michael is Global Managing Partner of the Strategic Advisor Board (a Global Management Consulting firm that provides board level advice to small and mid-tier businesses.) He holds positions on boards and the SAB Global Council. He's known for his strengths in integrating new technologies, creating value in the marketplace, senior leadership development, building teamwork and a strong collaborative culture. He is also committed to helping veteran-owned businesses enjoy the freedoms of entrepreneurship.
How to protect your brand, IP and other business assets with Steven Weigler Steven Weigler specializes in the protection of brand, IP, and other business assets. His entrepreneurial perspective building a startup balanced by his role as senior counsel for a Fortune 50 technology company has allowed him to develop the skills required to be empathetic legal counsel. Steven started EmergeCounsel in 2015 with the mission to provide early to mid-stage businesses sophisticated counsel at a lower price point than large law firms. TotalTM® is its proprietary flat fee trademark prosecution system. He also likes to kickbox, ski and listen to live music.
Michael Stein on the Finance Your Movie Podcast, talks about independent filmmaking, entrepreneurship, stand-up comedy, and making money while in debt.
Jeff Buehner is the author of The Sultan's Seven Secrets a game-changing book on building your dream, managing your feelings, and seizing control of your life. Jeff is the world expert on the writings of the richest man to ever walk the earth, Sultan Musa of Mali. Over the past 25 years, Jeff has successfully mentored and coached countless others to speak this all-important language. When you learn to speak the language of the Gods, you can drastically improve your sales, success, fitness, relationships and anything else you desire.
Jonathan Baktari MD brings over 20 years of clinical, administrative and entrepreneurial experience. He has been a triple board-certified physician with specialties in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Baktari was formerly the Medical Director of The Valley Health Systems, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and Culinary Health Fund. He also served as clinical faculty for several medical schools, including the University of Nevada and Touro University. Currently, Dr. Baktari is the CEO of eNational Testing, e7 Health, & US Drug Test Centers. He is also the creator of the top selling course: High Converting Call Class
Scott duPont is a professional actor & producer from NY now based in LA, who has acted in over 50 movies and produced over 2 dozen films. Scott is a member of the Producers Guild of America, SAG-AFTRA and the International Documentary Association. His latest film is “Movie Money CONFIDENTIAL” - a documentary released last year, has already started empowering the next generation of filmmakers by inspiring them to get their money and tell their own stories. Scott hosts the “Finance YOUR Movie” show which just renewed for it's 5th season. New episodes premiere on MillionaireFlix and are then free on ALL other podcast platforms each week. For more info visit www.FinanceYOURMovie.com.
Adam Lucero was stabbed multiple times in an unprovoked knife attack at a movie theater.
How to accomplish almost anything you want through self-hypnosis, with the worldwide leader in hypnotherapy, Victoria M. Gallagher Victoria M. Gallagher is a worldwide leader in Hypnotherapy, a best-selling author, international speaker, life success coach, and renowned authority on the Law of Attraction. She has dedicated her life to empowering people all over the world to successfully live a life of liberty, aligned with their dreams through her effective meditative recordings and online courses. Through her podcast, The Power of Your Mind, she exudes her passion for inspiring listeners with influential guests in the areas of self development, mindset, discipline & habits, entrepreneurship, wealth and relationships.
Mike Diamond is an Author, Television Personality, Director, Life Coach and Interventionist. Known for his work on the hit TV shows NY Ink and Bondi Ink Tattoo Crew, which is currently nominated for a Logie Award for Best Reality Series. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Mike got off to a bit of a rough start. Battling undiagnosed dyslexia, he started using drugs and alcohol at age 12. At age 16, he was expelled for Aquinas College and finished at Melville H.S. Immediately after graduation, Mike moved to Sydney and enrolled at the Actors Center. He got a job at a local clothing store which, unbeknownst to him at the time, would change his life forever. Lady Luck was on Mike's side when a customer at the store handed him a Green Card Lottery ticket. Mike won a green card in 1997 and made the move to Miami. Shortly after his arrival, Mike landed a role on the CBS sitcom, Grapevine from Director David Frankel. After Grapevine, Mike moved to NYC, where he worked on various projects including as a guest star on Sex and the City. Mike wrote, created and starred in a VH1 pilot with former STP and Velvet Revolver frontman, Scott Weiland. Splitting his time between NYC, Miami and Los Angeles, Mike had regular gigs performing stand up at Caroline's on Broadway and The Comedy Store. Mike was properly introduced into the tattoo world when he appeared on Miami Ink. He later became the store manager for his good friend, Ami James, at Wooster St and starred on Season 3 of NY Ink. Mike then headed back to his hometown where he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in Bondi Ink Tattoo Crew, based on Bondi Beach. Although Mike has had plenty of “highs” in his life, he has also had his “low” moments along the way. Mike has battled cocaine and alcohol addiction for the majority of his life. The defining moment came at the height of his career while shooting a TV show for VH1. To the outside world, Mike looked like he was living the dream but on the inside, Mike was spiritually bankrupt and miserable. He realized that if he didn't turn his life around, he was going to die. April 16, 2006 was the day Mike Diamond got sober. Since then, Mike has literally helped hundreds of people on the road to recovery. He is on beck and call to all his clients and friends, helping them through their life problems and battles with addiction.
Zach Tucker and Jeremy Grater are the founders and hosts of The Fit Mess, an empowering podcast that's been transforming lives since 2017. With over a decade of dedicated research into physical, emotional, and mental well-being, they have made it their mission to help others achieve their ultimate health goals. Zach and Jeremy have interviewed some of the most respected names in the health and wellness industry, giving their listeners exclusive access to insider knowledge and groundbreaking insights. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast, health professional, or simply looking to live your best life, The Fit Mess is the perfect platform to help you achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself.
How to gear your mind for peak performance with the founder and CEO of HARA Patrick McAndrew As the Founder & CEO of HARA, Patrick focuses on developing the whole person, knowing that high performance is determined by how you live - not just how you work. Patrick helps develop habits of mind to thrive in competitive environments. Patrick has trained leaders and high-performing teams to bring more structure into their lives for greater: Focus; Energy; Productivity; Mental Resilience & Life Balance
Ben started building his commercial real estate empire at 24 years old with nothing but shoe leather and a lot of hustle. Today he owns over $500 million dollars in assets across the country and shares his wealth building, commercial real estate investing, self-improvement and leadership insights and knowledge with his audience around the world.
How to get you book published and become a New Your Times best selling author with New York Times best selling author Daven Michaels In His Words: I embarked on my first entrepreneurial endeavor at the tender age of 15 when I began designing clothing for local musicians. I don't know why I started so early, but I was immediately hooked. I had a knack for music industry fashion and, before long, I was designing clothing for some of the biggest bands of the 80s and 90s. As my enthusiasm for clothing design ebbed, I started looking for a new challenge. Again on a whim, I decided to start a communications company. It was completely from scratch. All I had was a telephone (landline of course!), and a desk with a chair. Despite those humble beginnings, I was able to expand my company into 60 different U.S. cities within 5 years. Buyout offers were flooding in, so I decided to sell the business to a public company in exchange for equity. Soon after, my new parent company was also bought out. I ended up with an impressive nest egg and an entire universe of opportunity. With my newfound financial freedom, I returned to my passion for music and entertainment. I actually became the biggest electronic music event producer in the U.S., throwing parties for 15,000 to 20,000 people a night. I rolled that success into a successful career as a recording artist… and then a much longer career as a music and television producer, again working with some of the biggest bands in the world. After the turn of the millennium, my entrepreneurial brain latched onto a tiny, but powerful idea. Always a fan of tech and innovation, I was inspired by the rise of online entrepreneurship. My vision was to use the internet to connect business owners with a global labor pool. So I founded 123Employee, an outsourcing company with work centers in the Philippines. We were able to offer an affordable, agile workforce to independent entrepreneurs and small business owners. 123Employee was technically a brick and mortar business, but I really wanted the freedom to pursue passion projects and travel the world. So I set up systems that would allow me to manage everything remotely. And even after I had 1,000 employees on the books across 3 continents, I was able to operate the entire business with just my laptop and cell phone from anywhere in the world. As I traveled more, and met other aspiring entrepreneurs around the world, I realized I had a passion for other small business owners and entrepreneurs reach their dreams as well. So I started public speaking and was soon sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in business. I wrote several books, including my biggest hit Outsource Smart which landed on multiple Best Seller lists including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, along with becoming an Amazon #1 Best Seller. I even founded an entire association (Virtual Entrepreneurs Association) dedicated to providing resources and support for entrepreneurs and small business owners at any stage of their careers. For the past 6+ years I have also been a Cryptopreneur & Investor. Digital assets and the innovations of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) are revolutionizing the way we use money, and I'm thrilled to be at the forefront. My currently Executive Chairman of CurrentC Group, a power provider to the Crypto Mining industry and Michaels Press, a US based, boutique Publishing House.
How to create an amazing brand with IQ bar creator Will Nitze Will Nitze was working in software when he realized he felt terrible. He quickly determined that the culprit was his diet—his high-carb, coffee-filled standard American diet. So he took action. After dialing in his own health, Will founded IQBAR, a company that makes plant-based products for brain-body nutrition.
TikTok creator who has gained fame for his leigh_mcnasty account. His comedic sketches surrounding his life as a teacher, often lip syncing and dressed as animals, have helped him amass more than 4.5 million followers.
Michael Stein interviewed on the play hard, work hard podcast, Talking about habits, hobbies, filmmaking, acting, standup comedy, entrepreneurship, personal development, and entrepreneurial hardships.
How to become a successful outdoor adventure photographer influence with Michael Bliss Michael Bliss is a photographer and filmmaker specializing in outdoor and adventure content. He is really passionate about the outdoors and encourages others to get out and see the world.
How to become an outdoor influencer with Author and outdoor adventurer Alex Schnee In Her Words: Believe it or not, I didn't always love the outdoors. After growing up right by Glacier National Park and being forced to head up into the mountains with my family every weekend, I got out of the Treasure State as soon as I could. It wasn't until I had traveled the world (over 50 countries!) that I realized how essential it was to explore nature and how it could transform. Getting outside helped me battle an eating disorder by helping me realize it was more important to view my body as how it allowed me to hike amazing mountains rather than how it looked. I kayaked down the Amazon in Peru, hiked to the Everest Base Camp, and ran into a bear in my home park of Glacier. It also gave me the confidence to start my own blog and business so I could help others make the most of their time outdoors. In order to achieve that mission, I set out to provide information that people actually need to know when they visit national parks, set out on the trail, and how to follow Leave No Trace principles when they do. I also started a Facebook group where I could help those looking to escape the 9-5 find work that gets them out and that they could find more meaningful. If you have any questions about getting outside, don't hesitate to ask! I hope to make your time in the outdoors as worthwhile as it has been to me.
How to get more done with your day with Michael Stein Taling about PAL: Processes, automation, and leveraging + time compounding.
How to become an outdoor influencer at any age with Scott Tatum Outdoor enthusiast and mental health advocate Scott Tatum utilizes the outdoors for his own form of therapy and created a platform through social media to deliver powerful messages that bring a whole new spin to the ideas of self-care and healing. A father, nomad, hiker, explorer, and founder of @ucanoutdoors, he is a self-professed “self-care savage” and firmly believes that you have to be better for yourself first so you can be better for others, “you can't pour from an empty cup”. When he's not out wandering, Scott calls Dallas, Texas, home.
How to write a New York Times best-selling book with book professor Nancy Erickson Nancy Erickson, The Book Professor® coaches professionals to become authors of high-impact nonfiction books that will establish them as experts in their fields, increase their credibility, and help attract a following. She created a step-by-step method that takes you from your initial idea, to mapping and writing your book, to a professionally published nonfiction book. All you need is an idea to get started. Nancy Erickson is the owner of two book-related businesses, The Book Professor® and Stonebrook Publishing, an award-winning nonfiction publishing house. In 2022, she was named a Top 10 Book Coach in the US by The Coach Federation.
How to finally get the body and health you want with world champion cross-fit athlete Marcus Filly In His Words... Hi, I'm Marcus Filly, the founder of Functional Bodybuilding. After leaving medical school, I turned instead to health and fitness to help people more directly with training and nutrition in their day to day lives. Drawing on an extensive training background in soccer and my competitive Crossfit career, I owned an affiliate for years before changing methodologies to help athletes better succeed through individual coaching. After the 2016 CrossFit Games, I was burned out and broken, and about to become a first time father. Functional Bodybuilding was born out of a need to train more for longevity and sustainability – while still looking good and moving well.
How to become a world-leading underwater aerial photographer with William Drumm Hi! I'm Bill. Thanks for taking a moment to explore my website. I'm a storyteller who creates still and moving imagery that people connect with. I specialize in aerial, underwater, and corporate media projects. In addition to my photography, I produce short videos for non-profit agencies and businesses, and make multimedia for travel and tourism clients. I also am a freelance camera man and aerial cinematographer, who has filmed for several online and television documentaries and programs. I live in Denver, but spend time working in Seattle, California, Hawaii and all over. Let's make something together! Email: email@example.com Online Video Production: Complete creation of a promotional video, corporate film, or other video project. Includes production, editing, and delivery of online ready HD or 4K film. Aerial Filming or Photography: Real estate, agricultural, weddings, or events. Clients: Carhartt, GoPro, Discovery Channel, Nat Geo Channel, PBS, Natural History New Zealand, Pelagic Pressure Systems, Hollis, Oceanic, Sheraton Hotels, ExploreOcean, OceanGate, Seattle Magazine, The Seattle Aquarium, Aquarium of the Pacific, Downtown Aquarium Denver, Matador Network, Canada Travel and Tourism Association, Travel Manitoba, Tourism New Brunswick, Frontiers North Adventures, National Wildlife Association, David Suzuki Foundation, ByLines Magazine, etc.
How to create a career where you work with every major name in the music industry with Jason Miller Jason Miller has been a leading executive in the music and entertainment industry for more than 30 years. On behalf of Live Nation, where he served as Senior Vice-President, President and Executive Vice-President Mr. Miller produced events for the world's best artists and entertainers – including Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, Pearl Jam, Prince, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Dead & Company, Guns-n-Roses, Tom Petty, Eminem, Radiohead, Jay-Z, and Rage Against The Machine – in the nation's most iconic venues including Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, Prudential Center, Radio City Music Hall, Citi Field, Yankee Stadium, Carnegie Hall, The Beacon Theatre and more. Prior to joining Live Nation, Mr. Miller was Senior Vice President for House of Blues Concerts in Denver, Colorado and worked with additional artists like John Mayer, Blink-182, Tom Waits, Dolly Parton, Stevie Nicks, Luis Miguel, James Brown, Dr. Dre, Bjork, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Miller was born and raised in Portland, OR and graduated from University of Oregon in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric and Communications. He lives with his soon to be wife Amy and has two children Sam and Oliver.
Chad Pipkens is a professional bass tournament and Bassmaster Elite Series Angler from Dewitt, Michigan (formerly Lansing and Holt). Check out Chad's Angler Profile for some of the history about his fishing accomplishments, personal information, favorite place to fish, what he considers his strong suit in fishing, and more. Chad competed for his first season in 2013 on the Bassmaster Elite Series thanks to his 2012 Bassmaster Northern Opens Points Championship! Pip will compete in his 10th Elite Series season in 2022, and has qualified for the 2022 Bassmaster Classic – his fifth appearance! Chad also runs an interior/exterior painting business in the Greater Lansing, Michigan area – Full Color Painting LLC.
How to live longer, healthier, look better and be happier with Chris Mirabile', Founder & CEO of NOVOS: the leading human longevity company Chris Mirabile is Founder & CEO of Healthy Hand, and formerly a co-founder and CEO of the geosocial networking technology, Hotlist. Mirabile, a graduate of New York University Stern School of Business, was the youngest entrant to win the NYU Stern Business Plan Competition, from which Hotlist.com was launched. Chris Mirabile, Founder & CEO of NOVOS, is a serial entrepreneur and longevity expert. Chris' interest in health began when he was 12, and evolved into a passion after he was cured of a brain tumor when he was 16. Chris has researched and integrated longevity practices and interventions into his life for more than ten years, has achieved a biological age 13.6 years younger than his chronological age (37% reduction), and according to epigenetic tests like DunedInPACE, is aging 31% slower biologically than chronologically. In 2019 Chris founded NOVOS, the first nutraceutical company that targets the 10 biological causes of aging to increase longevity. NOVOS includes a scientific advisory board of six of the world's top biologists and geneticists who study aging from Harvard, MIT, The Salk Institute, and more. With NOVOS, Chris created much more than a supplement company—he built the first-of-its-kind consumer biotech platform that leverages the latest science to help people take control of their healthspans and lifespans. Prior to NOVOS, Chris co-founded multiple lucrative startups, including a commercial real estate tech platform whose first clients possessed more than a half trillion USD in assets. Chris's success hit early with Hotlist, a startup that acquired nearly a quarter billion people's social plans and caught the interest of both Google and Facebook.
How to be a World Renowned Corporate Storyteller and Pitch Alchemist and Author of the upcoming book, “Sticking to my Story” – The Alchemy of Storytelling for Startups with Donna Grffit DONNA GRIFFIT - World Renowned Corporate Storyteller and Pitch Alchemist and Author of the upcoming book, “Sticking to my Story” – The Alchemy of Storytelling for Startups Donna has worked globally for 2 decades in over 30 countries with Fortune 500 companies, startups, and investors in a wide variety of industries, helping them create, edit, and deliver powerful presentations, pitches, and messages. She magically spins raw data into compelling stories that captivate audiences and drive results. Through her guidance, her clients have raised over $1.5 Billion.
Dealing with a dysfunctional family, HDHD, health issues, starting a business, stand-up comedy, acting, filmmaking, & long shot stories with Michael Stein, interviewed by Mike Checcin
How to take command of your financial future with somebody who has worked with multi-billion dollar companies, Pouya Haidari In His Words: I'm Pouya Haidari Over the past 12 years I've held every position in the corporate world including partner and shareholder, consulted multi-billion dollar companies, and worked with celebrity entrepreneurs. I went on to expand my reach and help 1000+ people in 20+ countries, generating $100M+ in client revenue. Nowadays, I'm passionate about helping people take charge of their financial futures and live truly fulfilling lives on their own terms.
How to market yourself or your company and make an impact on society with founder and CEO of NTM Marketing, Andrew Gottlieb Andrew Gottlieb is the Founder & CEO at No Typical Moments (NTM), a highly specialized digital marketing agency that works exclusively with purpose-driven and social impact-focused businesses to collectively advance humanity as a California Benefit Corporation. Our talented team members are passionate about issues like climate change, personal development, gender equality and animal welfare among others.
How to escape imposter syndrome and start your own podcast with Mike DiCioccio of the Mike'd Up podcast Mike'D Up! with Mike DiCioccio showcases inspiring entrepreneurs, award-winning authors, thought leaders, business & mindset coaches, peak performers, entertainers, and other talented individuals who join the show to share their personal stories and deliver key insights to provide you the ammo needed to level up and achieve your greatest dreams.
How to go from a penny to hundreds of millions of dollars with serial entrepreneur Anthony Amunategui Anthony Amunategui, Founder of CDO Group, Inc., started his career with college painting houses, Discovery Zones, and Banana Republics. The founder was discovered at Discovery Zone by a Project Manager for his outstanding craftsmanship and efficiency as a painter, which led to a paid trip. Later, Anthony was invited for an interview in Chicago for a Junior Coordinator position and successfully got the job. He was provided with a credit card from the company and was paid to travel to different places like California, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Additionally, Anthony's team dramatically lessened the time to develop these Discovery Zone playgrounds to under seven days! Anthony Amunategui was able to take what he learned to Einstein Bagels, Boston Chicken, Panera Bread, and Au Bon Pain, and all in other cases. He did everything perfectly that he built himself out of a job. This is how an outsourced construction management group was invented, and CDO Group was formed. Anthony was able to make CDO Group a highly sought-after and satisfied clients' requirements such as Hampton Inn & Suites, Kate Spade, McDonald's, TGI Friday's, Ann Taylor, Dunkin' Brands, and Gap Mac Cosmetics. Anthony's genuine passion and love for construction, empowering people, new concepts, and daily seeking after self-improvement has overwhelmed everyone in the niche. Anthony believes in developing good relations by offering an excellent experience to the biggest multi-unit retailers. Many brands have entrusted CDO Group with their business.
Human Trafficking Survivor, Widow, former C-Level Executive, Fashion Designer, Bodybuilder, Skincare Expert, Ms Chicago America Nation 2021. Shares why we sholud live "Label Free"
White on Rice is a brand centered around the ancient Japanese art of origami(paper folding). A 365 day origami Instagram project in 2014 which grew to over 100K followers in less than 2 years is now a full time business. I have worked with clients from all around the world creating social media content and origami installations. Specializing in origami stop frame animations, White on Rice prides itself on creativity and content creation excellence. From start to finish we conceptualize and create custom origami designs, origami installations, stop motion animations and social media content for brands and companies. I collaborate with creatives and other artists to create products and share ideas. Our main focus is on creating social media content in the form of video animations and still photography along with physical origami installations that represent the online based content. Blending digital content into the real world.
The wildest journey with world explorer Chaz Powell After exploring and hiking the globe for the last two decades. Chaz now lives his life as an Explorer, Expedition Leader, Survival Guide, and Ranger. His project ‘The Wildest Journey' is all about his journeys by foot along Africa's wildest rivers, with an aim to raise awareness for wildlife conservation and anti-poaching. In 2016/17 Chaz spent 137 days walking over 3000km from source to sea along the Zambezi River, and in 2019 spent 47 days walking 1120km from source to sea along the Gambia river and in the same year leading a small team of 800km over 29 days from east to west across Madagascar whilst walking source to sea along the country's longest river, The Mangoky.
How to create your own career of adventure with adventurer, filmmaker, TV/film personality JJ Yosh J.J. Yosh's as an adventurer, filmmaker, TV/film personality. He's an eco-visionary that uses film & TV to inspire people to explore the great outdoors as well as appreciate nature.
Going from a 16-year motocross career to being a stand-up comedian with Clint Esposito
How to go where many have not and explore the world with cinematographer and world explorer, Cristian Dimitrius Cristian Dimitrius is a cinematographer, photographer, and television presenter specializing in wildlife and natural history. On land or underwater, from ants to whales, Cristian's innovative cinematography and unorthodox camera techniques are helping to revolutionize the way people see and perceive wildlife. Cristian pushes the boundaries of wildlife filmmaking with his amazing still images and stunning video sequences, made with the most advanced camera technologies available. In addition to several film credits, Cristian has shot and produced for the world's top television networks including the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Globo TV, History Channel, and Animal Planet. Cristian Dimitrius's long-life mission is to inspire people to fall in love with our planet through his images, arousing the desire for knowledge and conservation of the place we all can call home. Currently, Cristian is also one of the presenters of the segment Domingão Aventura (Big Sunday Adventure) in Globo TV Domingão Faustão Show. His successful stories have been acclaimed by the public and critics, for he has been innovating with their cameras ingeniously, bringing images never shown on Brazilian television.
The female Top Gun and hero Michelle Curran talks about her amazing journey Michelle Curran is a former United States Air Force (USAF) major and a pilot in the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron, or Thunderbirds. Combat Veteran, Former F-16 Fighter Pilot, & Lead Solo AF Thunderbirds Michelle Curran has led an impressive career as a Fighter Pilot during her 13 years in the United States Air Force. From 2019-2021, she flew as the only female pilot for the Air Force Thunderbirds and performed for millions across the country and internationally. Michelle was also named the Distinguished Alumna of the Year by the University of St. Thomas in 2021. She has been featured on several well-known media platforms, including The Kelly Clarkson Show, CBS Evening News, and Glamour. Before joining the Thunderbirds, Michelle was a combat proven fighter pilot completing missions across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She has a passion for pushing her limits, inspiring others, and changing lives. As the Lead Solo for the Thunderbirds, Michelle realized the flying was cool, but the best part was inspiring others to overcome their fears and pursue their dreams. Since transitioning out of the military, she has founded her company, Upside Down Dreams, and is committed to empowering men and women of all ages to overcome obstacles and the fear of failure. She has inspired thousands through her passion for breaking barriers and setting the example of what can be accomplished through handwork. When Michelle isn't speaking, she volunteers as part of the Veteran's Outdoor Advocacy Group, spends time with her stepson and husband rock climbing, and pursues her mountaineering goals. Michelle and her family enjoy their home city of Las Vegas as a hub to adventure from.
How to gain that edge that gets you to the next level with the coach of the rich and powerful Wylie McGraw A battle rages within, and it demands radical intervention. My name is Wylie McGraw and I'm not a Coach; I'm a Performance Accelerator.
Mitch Hankins is a cloud-certified full-stack developer who speaks to professionals struggling to find meaning in life. He has developed his expertise by working with some of the largest organizations in the US, including Nasdaq and the US Military. With over a decade of professional experience, Mitch noticed he and his colleagues often struggled with feelings of isolation. This often led to an unfulfilled life where complacency and loneliness were the norms. Mitch can help anyone who feels disconnected to experience a fuller and more connected life.
Getting your dream of becoming an author off the ground with Lorna Hollifield Lorna Hollifield is a Charleston-based fiction author and magazine columnist, as well as the Editor in Chief of The Yellow Bird Press. She grew up in the mountains outside of Asheville North Carolina, where she started writing as a first grader. Lorna spent many years seeking publication, writing for numerous blogs, contributing to literary anthologies, and appearing in small publications. In 2017, her debut novel Tobacco Sun was picked up by Pen Name Publishing, and catapulted her into the professional writing world. Shortly after, Lorna became a columnist in a suburban newspaper called The Islander, and then Charleston's leading women's magazine, Skirt. She now writes regularly for Azalea Magazine. Lorna founded The Yellow Bird Press in 2019 to find authentic stories with wings ready to truly fly. Her goal is to set these stories free into the world where they belong. When Lorna isn't writing or combing the world for amazing new authors, she is most likely on a beach somewhere with her husband Kimsey, daughter Allyn, and spunky spaniel, Margaret.
Going where no other persona has gone before with underwater cave diver Andy Torbet Andy Torbet is a Scottish underwater explorer, professional cave diver, skydiver, freediver and climber, Film Maker, and TV Presenter; most notably the BBC's The One Show, Coast, Operation Iceberg
How to grow your revenue to 7 figures with social media master Drew Blumenthal Since starting his own agency in 2017 Drew has grown revenue to nearly 7 figures and how offers services from paid ads to web development to organic social media growth. Clients' budgets range anywhere from $1,500 per month to over $1,000,000 and industries such as SaaS, ECommerce, and home services.
Despite being born with a disability in both arms, America's Got Talent" finalist, and comedian, Ryan Niemiller, the self-proclaimed “Cripple Threat of Comedy” shares his views of the world from the perspective of the handicapped.
How to market yourself or your business and create a social impact with Eric Ressler Eric Ressler is the founder and CEO of Cosmic. Cosmic is a Social Impact Creative Agency. We empower social impact organizations to catalyze real-world change by helping them nail their impact story, build brand awareness, and inspire action.