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Yelena Lipovetskaya - Cospheric
Oct 19 • 37 min
Yelena Lipovetskaya wants to make an impact in the world. And her company Cospheric is doing just that, one microsphere at a time. Yelena is from Ukraine and works at the micro-level of manufacturing. We’ve had other companies that build things on the…
Dusty Stutsman SBMenus and Nightout.com
Oct 7 • 48 min
Dusty Stutsman is the co-founder of Nightout.com and SBMenus. One could say they backed into the business when they saw a gap in the market. He and partner Bryan Brand, noticed that one page on SBMenus.com was getting a lot of traction. People were…
Theo Stephan – Global Gardens
Sep 29 • 50 min
Theo Stephan, the founder and life force behind Global Gardens tells us a great story of how she’s brought her Greek culture and passion for food to Los Olivos. Theo is interested in permaculture, resilience, and food. She trained as a graphic designer…
Growing old gracefully is a lie - Grandmaster Dave Wheaton
Sep 22 • 48 min
Grandmaster Dave Wheaton, a past guest on the show, joined us to talk about aging and his hero Jack LaLanne. Dave is the founder of Hapkido International and is in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He sat down to talk with Mark and Patrick about his wellness…
Wine is Good Living - Doug Margerum - winemaker
Sep 6 • 48 min
Doug Margerum was honored as the 2017 Vintner of the Year by the Arthritis Foundation and recently took time to chat with Mark and Patrick about Santa Barbara County winemaking. Doug’s been involved in hospitality since his early days at UCSB, the Lobster…
Shelter from the Storm – Kerri Murray – Shelter Box
Aug 26 • 44 min
Kerri Murray, the President of ShelterBox USA, was late to our recording session because she was on the phone all morning with FEMA. Her organization was one of the many NGO’s responding to Hurricane Harvey that was poised to hit the south Texas coast in…
Start-Up Kids - Tyler Lucas & Nathaniel Thompson
Aug 17 • 43 min
Tyler Lucas and Nathaniel Thompson are making a difference in the lives of 4th - 8th graders. They are helping run Start-Up Kids a project founded by Gerhard Apfelthaler of California Lutheran University’s School of Management, Maria Ballesteros-Sola and…
Undeveloping The Future - Adam Hall - EarthKeeper
Aug 3 • 43 min
Adam Hall has a background in real estate development and investment banking. His focus now is un-doing. Unthinking, undeveloping, it’s turned into his life’s mission. It’s quite a turnaround in his thinking and has changed his life. He recently sat down…
When Technology Becomes Magic - Joshua and Austin Janik
Jul 27 • 51 min
The Janik Brothers, both students at CLU, won the 2017 New Venture Competition held at HUB101. Five teams competed in a Pitch Competition. The NVC is a different type of entrepreneurial event. In this one, you’re judged on your ability to pitch an idea.…
A New Way To Make Families - Robin Newman - Founder
Jul 14 • 46 min
Robin Newman is the founder of Global Egg Donors, an egg donation program, based in Santa Barbara, specializing in the coordination of affordable egg donation procedures. She assists in finding and reserving a donor, clinic, doctor, flights, and…
Engaging the Technical Worker - Tim Goldstein
Jul 6 • 57 min
Tim Goldstein is a neurodiversity communication specialist. His Aspergers diagnosis answered a lot of questions and changed his life’s work. Now, he spends his time advising Human Resource departments, talent professionals and managers who are trying to…
Natcherly Yelping - Dani Natcher - Community Ambassador
Jun 28 • 55 min
Dani Natcher has a fun job. She helps businesses throw parties to build awareness and introduce the team to the public. She does this as a community ambassador for Yelp, the publishers of crowd-sourced reviews on millions of businesses. When we learned…
Learning by doing - Jamie DeVries, Teach
Jun 21 • 52 min
Jamie DeVries is a teacher, mentor and the founder of Kids Helping Kids. He also started the San Marcos Entrepreneurship Academy (SMEA), where they are empowering tomorrow’s business leaders. In 2010 he received the Distinguished Educator Award in Santa…
Leadership’s Impact on Culture - Greg Van Ness, CEO
Jun 15 • 49 min
Greg Van Ness is the CEO of Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services and one of the show sponsors. We enjoy Greg’s visits to the studio, as he always leads us in a masterclass on some subject related to business. This episode is about how the conversation about…
How to Win Startup Weekend - RepWatchTech
Jun 9 • 44 min
Robert, John and the third partner Alexis, won CLU’s Startup Weekend for their RepWatch idea. This included a $10,000 prize, and they’re on the way to getting their product into the market. This interview goes through the process of how you navigate the…
Bona Fide Brewing - John Goerke - Founder
Jun 1 • 50 min
John Goerke loves coffee. He loves it so much he’s dedicated his life to making sure you get the most enjoyment out of every cup. His focus is on how to make the coffee experience 100% perfect every time. This means, quality product, zero waste, and an…
Developing Your Professional Roadmap - Yonette Thomas, PhD
May 17 • 44 min
Yonette Thomas, PhD. is an entrepreneur who is moving from a lifetime as an academic research professor to a coach for academics. Her new venture, Strategic Transitions, helps academic professionals navigate the various transitions they’ll face during…
Trust is a choice - Jeremy Goldberg
May 10 • 52 min
Jeremy Goldberg, a UCSB grad, stopped by to talk about his life’s mission, to make kindness cool. His interest in science vectored him towards human behavior and now he wants to change the world. We talked about his life, his travels and where he’s…
Fundamental Change is Possible - Matthew Fienup
May 3 • 49 min
Matthew Fienup is a Lecturer and the Executive Director of Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University. His work as an economist is regularly delivered to a variety of groups throughout the region. Matthew is a man of…
You Are What You Sleep - Brett Howlett
May 1 • 59 min
Brett Howlett is the Founder of an innovative new lifestyle company; You Are What You Sleep. His background is in the world of advertising. Brett is based in NYC and comes to Santa Barbara by way of another guest of the show, Pia Dorer. They collaborate…
Crowdsourcing your healthcare - Bradley Weber
Apr 19 • 47 min
Bradley Weber is the founder and CEO of RallyCare, a new app for the healthcare industry. He talked about how his personal journey through diagnosis to recovery from Cancer at 25 prepared him for this entrepreneurial challenge. Bradley had his AHA moment…
MOXI - Sheila Cushman
Apr 16 • 46 min
Sheila Cushman is the Executive Director Emeritus at MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation. She talked with Mark and Patrick about the 27-year journey it took to build the museum. In this conversation with broad background on the story…
Journey of an Immigrant - from Consultant to Educator - Sumantra Sengupta
Apr 10 • 47 min
Dr. Sumantra Sengupta, from California Lutheran University (CLU), has an interesting story about his journey to the classroom. He shared this with Mark and Patrick and talked about how his life’s work informs his discussions with his students. He’s…
Entrée to Employment – Dr. Tiffany Morse
Mar 31 • 53 min
Dr. Tiffany Morse is the Executive Director of Career Education at Ventura County Office of Education. She helps explain the power of this work and it’s importance to our Community. There are a lot of misconceptions about what the role of Career and…
Hand Curated Loans - Jeff Carmody, Agility Capital
Mar 29 • 40 min
Jeff Carmody is the founder of Agility Capital in Santa Barbara. They focus on making loans to growth companies. Jeff and Mark have been friends for more than 20 years, and this conversation will help you better understand how this type of financing works…
A Life in Architecture - Dennis Thompson
Mar 25 • 50 min
Designing for the Environment “They have to build what’s on the paper, except when they don’t.” Dennis on working with builders. Dennis Thompson, Principal at Thompson-Naylor Architects in Santa Barbara, sat with Mark and Patrick to talk about his love of…
Santa Barbara Business News - Ray Estrada
Mar 15 • 47 min
“The only constant is change.” Ray Estrada has been doing news in Santa Barbara for years. He sat with Mark and Patrick to talk about his new home base, the Impact Hub on State Street. His experience is now being focused on working with young startups and…
Life as a Global Citizen - Vlad Vaiman, PhD.
Mar 13 • 52 min
Vlad Vaiman, Ph.D. and professor at California Lutheran University talked with Mark and Patrick about his life starting in Russia, with many stops along the way to the 805. He’s a noted authority on Talent Management, which is where we spent most of the…
What’s Your Website’s Real Job - Christopher Michael
Mar 5 • 57 min
“Your website needs to be about me (the visitor), not you.” “Is authenticity marketing an oxymoron?” Christopher Michael, the founder of PXLPod Web Strategy, has been on the show a couple of times. He updated Mark and Patrick on his current thinking about…
Eat This Shoot That - Tara Jones
Feb 17 • 51 min
Eat like a local, shoot like a pro I hate being a tourist. That’s why this is not about the tour.” Tara Jones, the founder of Santa Barbara’s Eat This, Shoot That, is a ball of energy and provided a stimulating and mouth watering conversation with Mark…
The Promise of Higher Education - Geoff Green
Feb 17 • 46 min
I’m a generalist to the extreme “We accept the top 100% of applicants” Geoff Green is the CEO of the SBCC Foundation. He talked with Mark and Patrick about his road to SBCC and how Social Justice has become a central theme in his life. This wide-ranging…
Solutions to Climate Change - Bill Camarillo
Feb 17 • 41 min
“Everyone wants green grass, not tall grass” Bill Camarillo is the CEO of Agromin; a pioneer in the sustainable management of biodegradable resources. He talked with Mark and Patrick and presented a master class in soil and science. This wide-ranging…
The Nature of Value - Ryan Jenkins, Philosophy Professor
Jan 22 • 54 min
THE ROLE OF THE PHILOSOPHER IN TECHNOLOGY “Teaching is like planting a seed rather than moving a tree.” Ryan Jenkins, Asst. Professor of Ethics at Cal Poly, helped Mark and Patrick explore the paths you can quickly travel down with talking about ethics…
Talk Business to Me - Ken Sterling, PdD
Jan 22 • 49 min
It all starts with an idea “Let’s talk about uncertainty reduction.” Ken Sterling is the EVP at Big Speak and a lecturer at UCSB. He met with Mark and Patrick to talk about his passion for business, writing, teaching and helping others with it. It all…
Creativity and The Local Food System - Charles Barth
Jan 22 • 59 min
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Building High Impact Teams – Helen Russell – Atlassian
Jan 16 • 58 min
My passion is culture “Focus on the team, not the individual.” Helen Russell is the Chief People Officer at Atlassian. She had a great conversation with Mark and Patrick about talent, leadership, teams, and learning. Atlassian is a company that creates…
Baseball & Martin Luther – Shaping Higher Education – Chris Kimball, President, CLU
Jan 16 • 47 min
Tying Research to Community “We’re not old enough to have a history - we’re all about the future.” Chris Kimball is the President of California Lutheran University (CLU). He chatted with Mark and Patrick about his passion for History, Baseball and the…
Conserving Contemporary Art – Glenn Wharton
Jan 16 • 47 min
How do you want the public to see this art? “I love the process of Discovery.” Glenn Wharton, Clinical Associate Professor of Museum Studies at New York University sat with Mark and Patrick to talk about art, new media, community, and conservation. “How…
Kick Cancer’s Ass - A story of resilience - Angel Speier
Dec 22, 2016 • 46 min
The amazing story behind packedkits.com “We started that night” Angel Speier (pronounced Spire) is the co-founder, with her husband of PackedKits. She met with Mark and Patrick for a candid and funny conversation about how they decided to build a company…
Business Black Belt - Burke Franklin
Dec 22, 2016 • 59 min
SPEAKING FORWARD “Remember your keys vs. Don’t forget your keys.” Burke Franklin, local entrepreneur, writer, and martial artist, sat with Mark and Patrick to talk about his back story and philosophy about business. Very interesting character who also…
Curating Your Corporate Culture - John Greathouse
Dec 22, 2016 • 51 min
QUALITY OF CHARACTER IS YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE “Hiring is the key.” John Greathouse, Professor of Practice at UCSB, co-founder of Rincon Ventures and renowned Santa Barbara entrepreneur sat for an extended conversation with Mark and Patrick about…
CIE Elevator Pitch Winners - Haley Pavone and Sarah Keas
Dec 22, 2016 • 42 min
How to communicate your big idea in 90 seconds Sarah Keas and Haley Pavone, winners of the CIE Elevator Pitch Competition sat with Mark and Patrick to talk about the road leading to the competition. About the Elevator Pitch Competition: Hosted each fall,…
Make Your Money Last a Lifetime - Kevin Bourke, CFP
Nov 26, 2016 • 49 min
I think about listening carefully “6 out of 10 adults fear running out of money.” Kevin Bourke, CFP, the founder of Bourke Wealth Management and noted Author, sat with Mark and Patrick to talk about his practice and his novel approach to managing…
The Portrait Project - David Kafer, Photographer
Nov 26, 2016 • 52 min
My mentor, Tom Wolf, taught me how to see. “I like to absorb when I walk around” David Kafer, the force behind the Portrait Project 100K, met with Mark and Patrick to talk about the project and his passion for the people he photographs. This wide-ranging…
Feeding a Culture of Trust - Tom Holt, CEO, Urbane Cafe
Nov 26, 2016 • 47 min
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Lets Talk About It - A Legal Conversation - Stephen Miles
Nov 9, 2016 • 52 min
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Funding Social Change - Elena Richardson - The Fund for Santa Barbara
Nov 9, 2016 • 40 min
IN THE HEART OF THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY Elena Richardson, Director of Grantmaking, at the Fund for Santa Barbara, sat with Mark and Patrick to talk about the progressive movement in the region and the Fund’s role. We learned about the organization, her…
Storytelling and Financial Planning - Professor Harry Starn
Nov 9, 2016 • 54 min
Clients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Professor Harry Starn Jr, MS, CFA, CFP helped educate Mark and Patrick on how teaching Financial Planners has changed. He is the Director of Financial Planning Program at California…
Unite to Light - Megan Birney
Nov 9, 2016 • 49 min
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Protecting Your future - Ray Clem, Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services
Nov 3, 2016 • 59 min
“Treat me like your Doctor.” - Ray suggests you be honest. The more you can talk about the inner workings of your business, the more he can help. Ray Clem, one of the members of Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, sat with Mark and Patrick to put a human…
Take the go. Jill Seltzer, Ensemble Theater’s Jill Seltzer
Oct 31, 2016 • 53 min
Theater lingo that the Show Director says before each cue. Example, “get ready for the red spotlight.” “Ready?” “Take that go!” Jill Seltzer, the new Managing Director of the Ensemble Theater at the New Vic met with Mark and Patrick to talk about the…
What’s your Brand Personality? - Pia Dorer
Oct 14, 2016 • 50 min
“How to make your brand accessible and relevant.” Pia Dorer, Co-Founder, and Managing Partner at Orange Identity sat with Mark and Patrick to talk about brand strategy and design, her professional passions. Our conversation took an interesting turn as we…
TEDxSantaBarbara - Behind the Scenes
Oct 14, 2016 • 19 min
“They delivered the Talk of their Lives” Mark Sylvester, host of this show and Executive Producer of TEDxSantaBarbara did a quick recap with Patrick about the recent TEDx event in Santa Barbara. Note: This is the second show that Mark and Patrick have…
When to hold on, when to let go - Adam Benshea
Oct 14, 2016 • 50 min
“I like the stories; I love the characters.” Adam benShea, is a lecturer at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a master at Brazilian Jiujitsu. He talked with Mark and Patrick about his fascination with stories. If the name sounds familiar to you, it is because…
Emotional Connections Through Design - Ravi Sawhney
Oct 14, 2016 • 28 min
“How do we create meaning and value?” Ravi Sawhney, the founder, and CEO of RKS Design has been contemplating the role of design in our lives for years. This episode with Mark and Patrick gets to some of the high points of his thinking in this area. Note,…
Commit to the Next Wave - Shaun Tomson
Oct 14, 2016 • 49 min
“Writing your Life Code, starting with I Will…” Shaun Tomson, Surfing legend, Entrepreneur and Speaker has a sit-down with Mark and Patrick to talk about his mission and story. This wide-ranging conversation covered a lot of ground including: Shaun…
Communicating Trust and Curiosity - Lois Phillips, PhD
Oct 14, 2016 • 51 min
“Awareness is the beginning of change.” Lois Phillips, Ph.D. has accomplished a lot since she moved here in 1972. Mark and Patrick had an insightful conversation with this Communications guru. This wide-ranging conversation covered a lot of ground…
Know your water - Rodney Loehr
Oct 7, 2016 • 47 min
“From Cloud to Table.” This slogan came up at the end of the show when Mark remarked that what Rodney is doing is bringing the moisture out of the air (cloud) and bringing it into the home (table). Aquaviable Founder and CEO, Rodney Loehr talks with Mark…
The Indie Music Movement - IndieU - Natalie Edell
Oct 6, 2016 • 49 min
“I signed my first group when I was 17.” IndieU founder and entrepreneur Natalie Edell joined Mark and Patrick for a rousing discussion about her startup and the Indie music movement. This wide-ranging conversation covered a lot of ground including:…
Communicating Your Products’ Vision - Jim Semick
Oct 1, 2016 • 53 min
“Sometimes getting it 80% done gives you 1000% satisfaction” Jim has a philosophy about work and ‘just do it’, is a big part of it. Entrepreneur Jim Semick, co-founder of ProductPlan talked with Mark about how they’re rethinking how you communicate a…
So many voices, so little time - James Arnold Taylor
Sep 29, 2016 • 52 min
“All you need is your voice to tell a story.” This entrepreneur carries his tool with him wherever he goes. Voice actor James Arnold Taylor joined with 50 other characters to talk with Mark and Patrick about his dream job. This is one of those episodes…
How Design Thinking helps any business - Dane Howard
Sep 21, 2016 • 51 min
“Rehearse the future of your business.” Perfect insight into how Dane Howard thinks about working with his teams. Dane Howard, designer, futurist, entrepreneur and Father, sat with Mark to talk about Design Thinking and the past twenty years. Dane and…
What’s your biggest challenge? Doug Crawford
Sep 17, 2016 • 50 min
“The ones that will succeed are good listeners.” Doug’s initial criteria for judging the potential of a CEO that he coaches. Doug Crawford is a seasoned entrepreneur, CEO coach, and mentor. He and Mark had a long-distance conversation from Texas to talk…
Cooking Around the Country - Diego Felix
Sep 17, 2016 • 50 min
“What can I tell a story with”. This is what Diego Felix thinks about when he’s looking at the food in a Farmers’ Market. Diego Felix is the co-founder of Colectivo Felix, an exciting business (Currently in Ojai) that plays to his passions for food and…
Making an Impact - Dan Ferrick, ImpactHub Santa Barbara
Sep 14, 2016 • 52 min
Creating collaborative connections Dan Ferrick, Co-Founder of the Impact Hub in Santa Barbara sat with host Mark Sylvester to talk about the recent opening of their facility and how they’re serving the local startup community. There was a lot of ground…
The Self Motivation Handbook - Jim Cathcart - Our 100th Episode
Aug 13, 2016 • 47 min
“You and me, helping you get better” Yes faithful listener, this is our 100th show. Thanks for your support. You’re in for a great show today! Jim Cathcart, author, speaker, coach, and mentor sat with Mark to talk about his most recent book, The Self…
The YES Effect - Shelli Varela
Aug 13, 2016 • 47 min
Serving and saving people on their worst day Shelli Varela, firefighter, author, podcaster, speaker and mentor spent time with Mark talking about what motivates her and how she motivates those around her. There was a lot of ground covered in this…
Coffee with a Black Guy - James Joyce III
Aug 13, 2016 • 51 min
Making connections by being genuine James Joyce III, the District Director, 19th State Senate District, and Mark had an engaging conversation about an innovative new social impact movement to help bridge the interpersonal and racial divide. There was a…
The Wonders of Ocean Exploration - Melissa Baffa
Aug 4, 2016 • 44 min
Sending the human spirit to the bottom of the ocean Melissa Baffa, VP of Programs and Volunteer Service for the Central Coast Girl Scouts spoke with Mark about her upcoming journey to the bottom of the Ocean. Her love of the ocean and how that passion…
Natural Knowing - becoming more of who you already are - Russell Bishop
Aug 4, 2016 • 47 min
What are you seeing that’s not yet visible? Russell Bishop, author, speaker, consultant and world-traveler sat with host Mark Sylvester to talk about his insights gathered over a lifetime of working with people and their potential. Russell’s latest work,…
Concept Shifts in Health - Terence Carfrae
Jul 12, 2016 • 52 min
Claim responsibility for your health Terence Carfrae, founder of Temple, a center for wellness, meditation and fitness sat with host Mark Sylvester to talk about his dedication to helping others. This fascinating conversation ended up in some surprising…
Understanding the Power of Cinema - Roger Durling, SBIFF
Jul 12, 2016 • 50 min
Space is the most powerful way of conveying meaning on the screen Roger Durling, the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival loves film. This conversation with Mark Sylvester delved into how this passion started as he gives us…
The Obstacle IS the Path - Tinier Tim Bauer
Jul 12, 2016 • 47 min
I lost one pound 225 times Tinier Tim Bauer talks about being an entrepreneur and how being morbidly obese affected his entire life. Mark and he discuss his radical transformation and the impact he’s now able to make with others. There was a lot of ground…
Growing Success - Dan Ball HUB 101
Jun 21, 2016 • 39 min
Dan Ball, Program Manager at the new HUB 101 at the Center for Entrepreneurship in Westlake talked with host Mark about running an incubator and co-working space. HUB 101 is a part of California Lutheran University. There was a lot of ground covered in…
Leading from Within - Ken Saxon
Jun 21, 2016 • 46 min
Ken Saxon, the President of Leading from Within, an organization dedicated to leadership development talked with Mark about the courage to lead. There was a lot of ground covered in this conversation, including: The Center for Courage and Renewal What’s…
Finding Common Group - Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson
Jun 21, 2016 • 45 min
Remain hopeful. Get involved. Envision the future. Participate. State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson sat with host Mark Sylvester to talk about public service, collaboration and a series of issues that face the Central Coast. Here’s just a bit of what you’ll…
Connect to Compete - Kirsten McLaughlin
Jun 21, 2016 • 44 min
Cox Communications Market Vice-President and host Mark Sylvester talk about the role of Cox in the community. Here’s just a bit of what you’ll learn from this engaging conversation: Public affairs as the face of the company Cox is a 5th generation family…
TEDxSantaBarbara - Mark Sylvester
Jun 19, 2016 • 12 min
TEDxSantaBarbara Executive Producer, Mark Sylvester, talks with 805conversations co-host Patrick Melroy about the upcoming event. This is the sixth TEDx event in town, the first three being TEDxAmericanRiviera and in the past two years, TEDxLive. Here’s…
Ethical Marketing - Sarah Fischbach, Professor
Jun 12, 2016 • 49 min
Sarah Fischbach is a professor of marketing at California Lutheran University. She and Mark talked about concerns relating to ethics and marketing. Sarah has done a lot of work in this area and loves working with students and presenting them with…
Wake Up Inspired - Marian Baker
Jun 10, 2016 • 47 min
Marian Baker, one of the Top 50 Executive Coaches in America covered a lot of ground quickly in her conversation with Mark. Marian is a Chief Inspiration Officer and has a lot of ideas for what you could call her; our favorite was that she’s a…
Listening Strengthens Your Voice - Michael Teasdale
Jun 6, 2016 • 54 min
Operational Excellence Michael Teasdale, a member of the Advisory Council at California Lutheran University, covered a lot of ground in this informative talk with Mark. Michael spent most of his career in Healthcare and had a background in Theater,…
Living Your Purpose - Brian Chossek
Jun 5, 2016 • 49 min
Brian Chossek, the founder of Impact 7 Generations is an author, speaker, and actualizer who shared a lively conversation with Mark talking about Purpose. Listen as Brian talks about why the discussion of Purpose, or your Why is so vital to your personal…
Making a Difference - Steve Ainsley
Jun 1, 2016 • 48 min
Steve Ainsley, now retired, was the Publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press and the co-founder of the Economic Community Project twenty years ago. He now serves as the Chair of Cottage Health’s Board. He and Mark covered a wide range of topics including…
Leading from the Heart - Judy Hawkins - Business Giving Roundtable
May 25, 2016 • 49 min
Judy Hawkins, principal at Ruby Road Leadership and the facilitator of the Business Giving Roundtable had a lively talk with Mark Sylvester about giving back, the social sector and social enterprises. Caught between Connection and Curiosity Topics…
Relationships Matter - Tom Reed
May 17, 2016 • 55 min
Tom Reed, the Executive Director of the nearly 100-year-old Unity Shoppe, sat with Mark to talk about building relationships and how they’ve affected his life. Tom has a fascinating background and shared many of his life’s’ lessons during this…
Passion for Hospitality - Marc Borowitz
May 10, 2016 • 49 min
Marc Borowitz, the founder of the Rincon Beach Club and Rincon Events talked with Mark about their 30-year history of Mark eating Marc’s food. Marc started Rincon 32 years ago and has grown his business into a regional powerhouse having fed thousands and…
Conversations with a Smile - Gregg Hart
May 3, 2016 • 47 min
Gregg Hart, Santa Barbara City Councilmember has been involved in public service his entire career. His conversation about his life choice, with host Mark Sylvester, helped illuminate the positive aspects of public service and giving back to the…
Hustlers for Humanity - Founder/Brothers Matt and Sat
Apr 27, 2016 • 47 min
Matt Turner and his brother Sat Kiret, founders of Santa Barbara’s Hustler’s for Humanity are doing something amazing and want to take their idea national. They sat with host Mark Sylvester for a wide-ranging conversation that went back to how they have…
Your Message Needs a Purpose - David Hefferman
Apr 22, 2016 • 54 min
David Hefferman, Marketing Specialist at KEYT 3 and FOX 11, sat with host Mark Sylvester to talk about how small businesses get the most out of local advertising. We’ve not addressed this topic in depth before. David takes us through the ins and outs of…
Being Resilient is a Choice - Corey Reed
Apr 14, 2016 • 48 min
Corey Reed, adaptive athlete, and the founder of Westlake Village-based Ride with Core had one of the most inspiring conversations with Mark. The last ten years of his life are punctuated by a tragic traffic accident where he lost his sight and his right…
Real Business. Real Students - Santa Barbara High Don’s Net Cafe
Apr 14, 2016 • 49 min
“Taking charge of what we want to do with our lives.” Julia and Gerbert are two of the leaders of the Dons Net Cafe, a business incubator embedded in Santa Barbara High School. They talked with Mark about the history of the program that is now over 20…
Do One Thing To Help - Meichelle Arntz
Apr 11, 2016 • 50 min
Meichelle Arntz is the founder of Recipes Organics Bakery and Angels Foster Care in Santa Barbara. She and Mark sat for a conversation to learn how she’s integrated a small business with a big heart and become an owner who’s giving back every day. She…
A visit from the Squad Room - Garrett TeSlaa
Mar 30, 2016 • 51 min
Garrett TeSlaa, Podcaster at the Squadroom and a Sergeant with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff, sat with host Mark to talk about his life in public service. Garrett is on a path of discovering health, wellness and personal development and is taking…
Live for a Better World - David Fortson - LoaTree
Mar 30, 2016 • 49 min
David Fortson, the co-founder and CEO of Santa Barbara based LoaTree, sat with Mark Sylvester to talk about his journey towards being a citizen activist and changemaker. He’s a lot more than that of course, and his story gives us a great glimpse into this…
Learn, Teach - Get Momentum with Jason and Jodi Womack
Mar 30, 2016 • 57 min
Jason and Jodi Womack, the powerhouse couple behind The Womack Company, based in Ojai, sat for an energy-filled conversation about their new book, Get Momentum. Jason and Jodi are ideal foils for one another and Mark took lots of time discovering their…
Kindling Students Entrepreneurial Fire - Julie Samson
Mar 14, 2016 • 47 min
Julie Samson, is the Executive Director of the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Santa Barbara City College, met with host Mark Sylvester to talk about the excitement of working with energetic young entrepreneurs. Julie also is the…
Finding Your Message - John Davies
Mar 14, 2016 • 52 min
John is the CEO, and Chairman of Davies sat down with host Mark Sylvester to talk about how he’s arrived at an innovative method for active listening. This process helps him and his team find the idea that’s buried in a bunch of words. You’ll hear him…
A Native Son Speaks Out - Andrew Firestone
Mar 14, 2016 • 46 min
Andrew is the founder and principal at StonePark Capital in Santa Barbara. He met with host Mark Sylvester to talk about his current entrepreneurial journey into the hospitality industry. Andrew comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and has deep roots…
Believe in your Story - Jordan BenShea
Mar 3, 2016 • 48 min
Jordan is the founder of Skyview Projects. She’s a strategic consultant helping businesses and non-profits define, sculpt and share their story. She sat down with host Mark Sylvester to discuss her fascination with stories told well and the power of a…
BIJA – The Seed of Future Results - Stephen Duneier
Mar 3, 2016 • 45 min
Stephen is the Founder of Bija Advisors. For nearly thirty years, he has applied cognitive science to institutional investment management. He sat down with host Mark Sylvester to talk about the common thread that runs through all of his pursuits. He has…
Leveraging technology to help people live happy, healthy lives - MINDBODY
Mar 1, 2016 • 50 min
Rick Stollmeyer, the CEO and co-founder of MINDBODY and host Mark Sylvester had a fascinating discussion about wellness, building a business, why the Central Coast is so easy to attract people to and some background skills you might not imagine would be…
The CFO - The CEO’s Trusted Partner with Bart Thielen
Feb 23, 2016 • 47 min
Bart Thielen, the CFO/COO of Blue Microphones, a Westlake, CA company sat with host Mark Sylvester to talk about their phenomenal products and the role of the CFO in business. This enlightening discussion gave a new point of view of how important the CFO…
Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs - Cathy Feldman
Feb 23, 2016 • 52 min
Cathy Feldman, the founder of the Spirit of Entrepreneurs (SOE) Foundation chatted with host Mark Sylvester about the upcoming SOE Awards. The conversation covered a lot of ground, especially the role of women in the workplace, in the startup ecosystem…
Advertising and Art - Guy Smith
Feb 19, 2016 • 50 min
Guy Smith, part of the core faculty at Antioch University in Santa Barbara met with host Mark Sylvester to talk about his career as an educator, networker, SCAMP’r and lifelong student of Communications. Guy was one of the original members of the…
Commercial Printing - Tips and Tricks
Feb 19, 2016 • 51 min
Carla Blanco, VP of Business Development at T/O Printing in Westlake and Mark Sylvester sat down to talk about the expanded role of the commercial printing firm in today’s business. There’s a lot more to the value proposition than just printing brochures.…
Its time for TED - A twenty year journey
Feb 13, 2016 • 54 min
Don Levy, Organizer of TEDxConejo and Mark Sylvester, Organizer of TEDxSantaBarbara, both veteran TEDsters, sit down to talk about their TED experiences on the eve of TED2016. They shared their own TED story, how they got to the conference in the…
Accessing Free Employer Services
Feb 5, 2016 • 43 min
Yolanda Salgado-Tovar and Diane Ouellette are Employment Services Specialists with the Workforce Resource Center at the County of Santa Barbara. They had a lively exchange with host Mark Sylvester about unique programs that are freely available to…
Developing Emotional Mastery™ - Joan Rosenberg. PhD.
Feb 3, 2016 • 45 min
Dr. Joan Rosenberg is the creator of Emotional Mastery™ and is a highly regarded expert psychologist. She sat with host Mark Sylvester to continue a discussion he’s been having about leadership and how to increase our effectiveness. Joan’s 30+ years as a…
Butterflies vs. Dragons: Lessons in Leadership, Andy Pattison, Ph.D., Professor
Jan 19, 2016 • 49 min
Andy Pattison, Ph.D., professor at California Lutheran University’s School of Management sat with 805 host Mark Sylvester to talk about teaching public policy and sustainability through his writings, research and teaching. He knew he wanted to be a…
Environmental Media Muse - Michael Hanrahan
Jan 19, 2016 • 49 min
Michael Hanrahan, the founder and Executive Producer at Earth Media Labs in Santa Barbara sat down with 805 host Mark Sylvester to talk about how his Blue Horizons course on science-based documentary filmmaking is making a difference globally. His passion…
Scott Mann - Warrior Poet
Jan 18, 2016 • 43 min
Scott Mann, president of MannUP Leadership Training recently had an important and timely conversation with 805 host Mark Sylvester. He talked about his background as a Green Beret and his current mission to mobilise all Americans to get ‘all in’ to defeat…
Insight from a life in public service - Salud Carbajal
Jan 12, 2016 • 46 min
Salud Carbajal, SB County Supervisor sat down with 805conversations’ host Mark Sylvester to talk about his life in public service and his current campaign for Congress. Salud emigrated from Mexico in 1970 at 5 years old and has been giving back his entire…
If you don’t ask, you don’t get - Alon Goren
Jan 12, 2016 • 51 min
Alon Goren, founder, entrepreneur, advisor, and optimist sat down with 805conversations’ host Mark Sylvester to talk about his views of building businesses here in the region and what it takes to be successful. “Hey, look around, there are plenty of…
It’s perfect. Right now. Melodee Meyer
Jan 12, 2016 • 48 min
Master Melodee Meyer sat down with 805conversations’ host Mark Sylvester to talk about launching her new site, MasterMel.com and her over 20 years in fitness, wellness and nutrition coaching - and how it relates to leadership and business. She tells us,…
Managed Print Services - Coastal Copy CEO Tom Rizk
Jan 4, 2016 • 46 min
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What you didn’t know about non-profits - Spokes CEO, Lesley Santos Dierks
Jan 4, 2016 • 57 min
Lesley Santos Dierks, CEO of Spokes in San Luis Obispo recently sat down with 805conversations’ host Mark Sylvester to talk about her passion for helping those in the non-profit sector. She focuses on helping both internal staff and the ecosystem that…
Entrepreneurship: Give it a try - Bill Gartner
Dec 29, 2015 • 48 min
Bill Gartner is the Professor of Entrepreneurship at California Lutheran University’s School of Business. He sat down with 805conversations’ host Mark Sylvester to talk about his passion and fascination with business. This talk covered a lot of ground as…
Be the leader you are - Bruce Gillies, Director of Organizational Leadership Development
Dec 21, 2015 • 45 min
Bruce is the Director of Organizational Leadership Development at California Lutheran University’s School of Business. He sat down with Mark to talk about his background and his fascination with leadership. The conversation ran from his owning a…
Luck Favors The Active - CEO Dan Engel
Dec 8, 2015 • 51 min
Dan Engel is a serial entrepreneur. He’s currently the CEO of his 6th startup, Mobile1st, not counting the local companies where he was one of the first employees. His talk with host Mark Sylvester takes us all the way back to interning in high school on…
Opportunity - My Favorite Word - CEO Alex Minicucci
Dec 8, 2015 • 45 min
Alex Minicucci is the CEO at SpendSmart and founder of SMS Masterminds. His business in SLO takes him to NYC where he talked with host Mark Sylvester about growing up in San Luis and a memorable story about how he started his first business. The subtitle…
The Year To Live Project - Traver Boehm
Dec 8, 2015 • 49 min
Traver Boehm has done just about everything you can physically and is ready for an ultimate challenge. He’s off for a year-long adventure - as if he only has one year left to live. He speaks with host Mark Sylvester about the path that’s led him to make…
The Impossible Just Costs a Little More - Jerry Knotts
Nov 23, 2015 • 46 min
Jerry Knotts is the person you want on your side when you are pitching your big idea to the world. He spoke with host Mark Sylvester about his early background and wanting to fly since he was a young man and how engineering fit into his life plan. The…
Adventures In The Nerd Kingdom - Trip Hawkins
Nov 23, 2015 • 51 min
Trip Hawkins is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Electronic Arts, 3DO, Digital Chocolate. He was employee #68 at Apple and speaks with host Mark Sylvester about how he followed his passion for games and technology into an extremely interesting…
Entrepreneurs, the new rockstars in our lives - Melissa Moreno - SBCC
Nov 23, 2015 • 49 min
Melissa Moreno is a force of nature. She’s the founder of The Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Santa Barbara City College and is currently the Dean of Educational Programs – Business. That’s just a bit of what she does. She speaks…
Following Your Passions - Katie Belanger - Cinnies
Nov 23, 2015 • 46 min
Katie Belanger is the founder of Cinnies and co-founder of HoneyButter Food Co. She speaks with host Mark Sylvester about how she followed her passion all the way from the chilly midwest to Ventura and eventually Santa Barbara. Katie studied food and…
Creating Our Future - A Personalized Learning Approach to Education
Nov 8, 2015 • 45 min
Claudia Weintraub is the Director of the River Oaks Academy Charter School in Westlake, CA. She speaks with host Mark Sylvester about personalized learning in the context of homeschooling and independent learning. This topic is deep and nuanced and the…
Health is a Choice – Avoiding Desk Butt
Nov 8, 2015 • 48 min
Jackie Burge, founder & CEO of Desk Yogi calls herself the Bossy. She is a wellness advocate and entrepreneur. She spoke with host Mark Sylvester about her startup, based in Ojai, California. She learned while working at Lynda.com that there was a need to…
The Art and Science of Relationships
Nov 8, 2015 • 44 min
David Nour, of The Nour Group, is an advisor, speaker and author of the best-selling book, Relationship Economics. He talked with host Mark Sylvester about the strategic implications that drive how we should think about relationships. “Are you willing to…
Startups. Start Here. - Judy Mahan
Oct 28, 2015 • 37 min
Judy Mahan, the program director for the San Luis Obispo based HotHouse and the Small Business Development Corporation’s local office met with host Mark Sylvester to discuss the state of startups, working with Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation and…
Founding Fodder - Supporting Early Stage Startups - Mike Panesis
Oct 28, 2015 • 49 min
Mike Panesis, the Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at California Lutheran University met with host Mark Sylvester to discuss the role of the Center in the Startup Ecosystem. Mike has been working with entrepreneurs for years now,…
Copper Mugs And Dropping The D - JJ Resnick
Oct 28, 2015 • 46 min
JJ Resnick, the COO and co-founder of Moscow Copper Co and the Founder of Service Dog Registration, met with host Mark Sylvester to talk about the founding of Moscow Copper and how his grandmother, the inventor of the Moscow Mule, was the inspiration for…
Social - The Real Time Real Story - Teri Thompson
Oct 14, 2015 • 49 min
Teri Thompson, marketing and social media strategist, author and adjunct professor, talked with host Mark Sylvester to discuss the state of social media, real-time marketing and what it’s like being a professional in the role as a professor in the…
Digital Natives - Communicating Dreams - Jacob Tell
Oct 14, 2015 • 48 min
Jacob Tell, the CEO and co-founder of Santa Barbara-based Marketing firm, Oniracom met with host Mark Sylvester to discuss the state of digital presence, a frequent topic of 805conversations. A wide range of interesting concepts included; • How Oniracom’s…
Your Auditor As Trusted Advisor - Sam Bachstein
Oct 14, 2015 • 49 min
Sam Bachstein, Partner at HCVT - Holthouse, Carlin & Van Trigt, LLP, sponsors of 805connect, sat down for a conversation with host Mark Sylvester for an informative discussion about the role of an auditor in business. This episode provided insight about…
Podcasting - The Future is Now - Todd Pringle
Oct 14, 2015 • 47 min
Todd Pringle, the General Manager and VP of Product at Stitcher (Deezer) sat down for a conversation with host Mark Sylvester for an enlightening talk that covered the role of Stitcher in the podcasting ecosystem. Stitcher is second only to iTunes and is…
Employee Engagement Through Wellness - Bryce Eddy & Ryan Turnbull
Sep 28, 2015 • 58 min
Bryce Eddy and Ryan Turnbull of Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services sat down for a conversation with host Mark Sylvester for an engaging talk that covered the importance of having a wellness program in your business. Bryce and Ryan represent the Wellness…
Changing Lives and Helping Students Succeed - Candace Winkler
Sep 28, 2015 • 54 min
Candace Winkler, the CEO of the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara visited with host Mark Sylvester for an enlightening talk that covered the role of the Foundation in the Community and the importance of providing support in a wide range of areas for…
Great insights come from unexpected places - Craig Harris
Sep 28, 2015 • 55 min
Craig Harris, the founder and CEO of HGDATA (http://hgdata.com)sat down for a conversation with host Mark Sylvester for a wide-ranging talk that covered his early work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay and how lessons he learned there have guided him…
CEO Empowerment - Find Your Superpowers - Dr Keith Witt
Sep 14, 2015 • 52 min
Dr Keith Witt, clinical psychologist, lecturer and author sat down for a conversation with host Mark Sylvester for a inspiring talk that covered a wide range of topics that affect leadership in many ways. Keith spoke about finding your superpowers and…
The Web Can Be Scary, Be Sure You Have A Plan - Christopher Foley
Sep 14, 2015 • 57 min
Christopher Foley, the founder of foleypod sat down for a conversation with host Mark Sylvester for a informative talk that covered the importance of having a strategy in place before you start designing your web presence. This is the second time that…
The Significance Of Story - Kymberlee Weil & Alan Irwin
Sep 14, 2015 • 50 min
Kymberlee Weil, Strategic Samurai and Alan Irwin, Director at Santa Barbara Improv sat down for a conversation with host Mark Sylvester for a lively talk that covered the importance of story when you are in front of an audience. Any audience. This is the…
Small Fixes Make Big Differences - Christopher Foley
Sep 9, 2015 • 30 min
Christopher is the CEO of foleypod, a web development and strategy company based in Santa Barbara. This is from a webinar that he did with 805conversations host Mark Sylvester. They talked about the small fixes you can make to your web site to make it…
Dreaming of Streaming: Brad Golden and CentralCoastLive!
Aug 31, 2015 • 50 min
Brad Golden, founder of CentralCoastLive sat down for a conversation with host Mark Sylvester to explain how his passion drove the formation of Central Coast LIVE! a new media broadcasting and publishing company located in Paso Robles, California. His…
Designing a Professional Learning Experience - Marshal Conley, ConnectedEducators.org
Aug 31, 2015 • 44 min
Marshal Conley, project director for the Connected Educators project sat down for a conversation with host Mark Sylvester for a wide ranging talk that covers the role of technology in education and a myriad of other issues related to professional…
Do You Know What Business You Are In? - Noah benShea, Poet-Philosopher
Aug 29, 2015 • 46 min
Noah benShea, one of North America’s most respected and popular poet-philosophers, sat down for a conversation with host Mark Sylvester for a wide ranging talk that will definitely get you to thinking. Noah is also a scholar, theologian, long range…
Putting Cures On Strips - Ed Maliski, President of CURE Pharmaceutical
Aug 19, 2015 • 53 min
Ed Maliski, the President of CURE Pharmaceutical Corporation talked with host Mark Sylvester about the promise and potential of a new method for distributing medicine. Oral Thin Films, also known as strips may be familiar to you if you’ve ever seen a…
Are Business Schools Good For Business? Gerhard Apfelthaler, Dean of the School of Management
Aug 19, 2015 • 50 min
Gerhard Apfelthaler, Dean, Educator, Entrepreneur and Author talks with host Mark Sylvester about education, the startup economy in Ventura County and his interesting path to being the Dean of the School of Management at California Lutheran University.…
It’s Certainly A Lot More Than Architecture - Brian Cearnal, Cearnal Andrulaitus, LLP
Aug 18, 2015 • 46 min
Brian Cearnal talks with host Mark Sylvester about architecture, it’s role in building a community, visualizing an engaging future and how we interact with physical spaces. This lively conversation ran the gamut from his early background, the influence of…
Networks Matter - Small Business Development Center’s Ray Bowman
Jul 31, 2015 • 53 min
SBDC of Ventura and Santa Barbara’s Director, Ray Bowman talks with host Mark Sylvester about the mission, vision, history and current projects he’s working on. The SBDC serves 600 businesses in the region with free services (after an intake process).…
Crickets - The Gateway Bug - Slightly Nutty Co-Founders Talk Edible Insects
Jul 30, 2015 • 46 min
Tyler Isaac and Megan Miranda talk with host Mark Sylvester about their startup, Slightly Nutty. This conversation will change how you think about insects. They present some compelling stats about how sustainable insect protein is - and make a case that…
Greening Your Business - Derek Carlson - Marborg
Jul 28, 2015 • 49 min
Derek Carlson, Operations Manager at Marborg Industries talks with host Mark Sylvester about the history of Marborg and their heritage with recycling resources. The conversation helps us understand how regulatory issues (laws) have shaped how we deal with…
Behind the Glasses - an interview with Mark Sylvester, Entrepreneur
Jul 28, 2015 • 46 min
This interview with Elizabeth Stewart on the KSBY program Arts and Antiques looks into Mark’s professional career as a Chef, Software Entrepreneur, Ambassador of 805connect and enthusiastic citizen of Santa Barbara
Achieving Professional Mastery - Grandmaster Dave Wheaton
Jul 20, 2015 • 43 min
Grandmaster Dave Wheaton talks about mastery, martial arts, his first act of self-defense, working with kids and adults, spending 50 years teaching and other interesting topics on and off the mat.
The Business Of Fitness - A Crossfit Entrepreneur - Eric Malzone
Jul 20, 2015 • 45 min
Eric Malzone, Co-Founder of Crossfit Pacific Coast discusses how he and his partner Traver started the business in 2008. He talks about the Trinity of Health, their Community, the new Entrepreneur group he’s started and how the business has grown.…
Managing Corporate Lifecycles - Organizational Therapy - Pavel Golenchenko
Jul 20, 2015 • 53 min
Pavel Golenchenko, Vice President of Operations, Adizes Institute had a great conversation that covered how the Institute helps businesses around the world. Pavel strongly suggested we all ready Managing Corporate Lifecycle by their founder, Dr Adizes.…
Seeing The Future - How Virtual Reality Impacts Business - WorldViz
Jul 20, 2015 • 45 min
Peter Shuleer, President and Andy Beall, CEO/CTO of WorldViz discuss practical applications of Virtual Reality. They touch on games (the easy one), product design, revisualization, ethics, and the adoption of VR in the consumer and business spaces.…
Stimulating Economic Vitality - Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce
Jul 8, 2015 • 45 min
Ken Oplinger and Zoe Taylor, Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce This is part of the 805conversations Series, produced by 805connect. This conversation focuses on the role of the Chamber in stimulating economic development in the region and the new…
Behind Every Story is a Map - Maps.com, John Glanville, CEO
Jul 8, 2015 • 47 min
John Glanville, CEO, Maps.com This is part of the 805conversations Series, produced by 805connect. This conversation was with Mark Sylvester, Ambassador for 805connect and John Glanville, CEO of Maps.com This conversation focuses on the role of maps in…
Building a Vibrant Future in the 805 Region - San Luis Obispo EVC - Mike Manchak, CEO
Jul 8, 2015 • 43 min
Mike Manchak, CEO, San Luis Obispo EVC This conversation was with Mark Sylvester, Ambassador for 805connect and Mike Manchak, the CEO of the San Luis Obispo Economic Vitality Corporation, EVC This conversation focuses on how the EVC and 805connect became…
Building Community - Santa Barbara Foundation
Jul 8, 2015 • 37 min
Jan Campbell and Sharon Main of the Santa Barbara Foundation This conversation focuses on the role of the Santa Barbara Foundation in the founding of 805connect. The discussion covers the mission of the project and how it’s aligned with the goals of the…
Creating Collaborative Cultures - Seth Streeter
Jul 8, 2015 • 45 min
Seth Streeter, CEO, Mission Wealth Management This conversation focuses on a wide range of topics that include growing your business, strategies for investing, finding your true path, building a collaborative corporate culture, community involvement,…
Staffing for Success - Spherion - Trish Miller
Jul 8, 2015 • 41 min
Trish Miller, Staffing Expert, Spherion - Goleta, Santa Barbara, Oxnard and Ventura This conversation focuses on the job market in the 805 region, how to position your company to attract employees, challenges facing employers in the region and many…
Getting Your Story to Market - Ellen Reid, the Book Shepherd
Jul 8, 2015 • 43 min
NOTE: We are sorry to report that on February 13th, 2017, our friend Ellen Reid passed away from a brief battle with Cancer. We loved having her on the show. Ellen Reid - The Book Shepherd talks with Mark and Patrick about independent book publishing and…
Business Risk: Understand It and Reduce It - Greg Van Ness, Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services
Jul 8, 2015 • 44 min
Greg Van Ness, CEO, Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services talked with host Mark Sylvester, Ambassador about business, understanding risk in business, leadership, helping customers with strategy. Tolman & Wiker has been in the region since 1923. Greg explains…
Perfecting Your Performance, Quick Tips For Success - With Alan Irwin And Kymberlee Weil
Jun 18, 2015 • 48 min
This month we are talking with Live Performance Specialist Alan Irwin and Speaking Strategist Kymberlee Weil. They share some behind the curtain techniques that everyone can use to improve their performance in front of groups of any size. We all have to…
The Golden Age of Podcasting - Patrick Melroy
May 28, 2015 • 30 min
Patrick Melroy, 805conversations Podcast Partner Podcasting has become the preferred method for people to learn, be entertained and listen to audio on demand. Patrick and his partners have started a new podcasting studio in Santa Barbara and currently…