Secret Mentor

Secret Mentor

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Hosted by Mike Bulger and Donny Dykowsky, this show takes a candid approach to unpacking origin stories, process, rituals, and the secrets to success. Join us as we dive into the minds of artists, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, musicians, and titans of industry. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/secretmentor/support


Liz Dee
Oct 14 • 30 min
Liz Dee is Co-President of Smarties Candy Company, CEO of Baleine & Bjorn Capital, and the founder of Vegan Lady Boss. Join Mike and Donny as they chat discipline, angel investing, sustainable solutions, and making the world a better place through mindful…
Serge Milman
Sep 30 • 22 min
This week’s Secret Mentor is Serge Milman, a NYC-based entrepreneur, general partner at Starta, angel investor, and at 25 was the youngest person to grace the cover of Forbes Magazine. Join Mike and Donny as they chat Japanese proverbs, Russia, crypto…
Matt Ogens
Sep 16 • 19 min
Matt Ogens is an award winning filmmaker and commercial director. His work includes the feature documentaries Confessions of a Superhero and Meet the Hitlers. We’re lucky to have him in studio for the TriBeCa Film Festival premier of his latest feature…
Jeff Easton
Sep 2 • 21 min
Jeff Easton is an angel investor in successful ventures such as Axioma and Kickstarter. He’s been featured in a cover story for the Wall Street Journal, and is the founder and Managing Director of The Lind Partners, an alternative asset management…
Ron Davis
Aug 19 • 26 min
Ron Davis is the founder of Docutainment Films. His bold work includes feature documentaries like “Miss You Can Do It,” an HBO Original Documentary about a beauty pageant for young women with disabilities, “Harry and Snowman,” the story of a plow horse…
Paul Halayko
Aug 5 • 26 min
Paul Halayko is the chief operating officer and co-founder of Newburgh Brewing Company, Hudson Valley’s premier craft brewery. His journey takes us from public accounting and finance, to Germany and the brewing industry. Join Mike and Donny as they chat…
Cora Boyd
Jul 22 • 25 min
Cora Boyd is a “no bullshit” dating coach. Her work has been featured on Urban Daddy, Bustle, and Thought Catalog. Join Mike and Donny and they chat rules for sex on the first date, splitting the bill, dating IRL, and of course best advice as they unpack…
Peter Gethers
Jul 8 • 31 min
Peter Gethers is a best-selling author, screenwriter, producer, editor, publisher, foodie, and a founding member of Rotisserie Baseball, the cornerstone of all fantasy sports as we know it. From books, films, and Broadway, join Mike and Donny as they chat…
Dr. Chad Nelsen
Jun 24 • 29 min
Dr. Chad Nelson is CEO of the Surfrider Foundation - a grassroots non-profit that works to protect and preserve the world’s oceans and beaches. Join us as we learn about conservation, getting stoked, and Surfonomics as Dr. Chad reveals the the secrets of…
Olivia Song
Jun 10 • 20 min
Olivia Song is a design consultant for spaces like the Guggenheim, Neue house, and the Brooklyn Museum. She’s also an art collector, model, and mother of 2. On today’s episode of Secret Mentor we’ll chat with Olivia about what makes good design, fashion,…
David Griffith
May 28 • 30 min
David Griffith is a management consultant for financial tech companies, and a professional nomad whose career path has taken him from Ireland, the Middle East, and now New York City. Join Mike and Donny for a candid chat covering blockchain technology,…
Todd Heyman
May 13 • 27 min
Todd Heyman is an award winning film and commercial director, owner of Salt Content, and member of the Directors Guild of America. Join Mike and Donny as they go beyond the origin story and chat staying creative, best advice, and the connectivity of all…
Jessica Bendinger
Apr 29 • 21 min
Join Mike & Donny as they chat with Jessica Bendinger, a screenwriter, author, songwriter, and podcaster. Her films have grossed over half a billion worldwide including “Bring It On,” “Stick It,” and “Aquamarine.” She’s written for shows like “Sex and the…
Eric Berkowitz
Apr 8 • 33 min
Join Mike & Donny as they chat with Eric Berkowitz, a serial entrepreneur whose innovations and patents helped create Guitar Hero, and now he’s created a better karaoke machine with Singtrix. You may know Eric from Shark Tank or MTV, or as as the founder…