Easton Online Podcast

Easton Online Podcast

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The Easton.Online Podcast is for martial arts school owners and managers. Each episode features guests with stories, strategies and resources which can help you establish or enhance your business with best practices. Most importantly, we’ll help you get back to doing what you love. Visit Easton.Online for more.


From Broke to Boss - Jeff Suskin (E15)
Feb 17 • 64 min
Jeff Suskin is an Easton BJJ black belt and publisher of DiningOut Magazine, a successful publication that showcases the restaurant culture in Denver and Boulder since 1998. Jeff came from a humble background and worked his way up through the magazine and…
Beyond An Entry Level-Job - Ayesha Hussain (E14)
Feb 3 • 51 min
First impressions specialist Ayesha Hussain is a nursing student, a regular BJJ and Muay Thai practitioner, and a committed employee at Easton Training Center Denver. Ayesha joins the podcast to discuss her position, how she came across Easton, and how…
Finding Calm in Chaos - Josh Dinar (E13)
Jan 20 • 66 min
Josh Dinar is the co-founder and publisher of DiningOut Magazine, a successful publication that showcases the restaurant culture in Denver and Boulder since 1998. Josh has consulted on and has ownership stakes in several of the most popular and successful…
Honest, Human Business Models - Jake Bell (E12)
Jan 6 • 58 min
Jake Bell is a BJJ brown belt and an expert in sales and leadership. Jake has been an essential component in the development of Easton’s SOPs, business operating systems, and overall business model. Full Video & Transcript:…
Building Employees Up— Van Tran (E11)
Dec 23, 2019 • 52 min
Van Tran is the Creative Director of Easton Training Center and Easton Denver’s Academy Operations Director. She began working for Easton in 2012 and has experienced the company’s transformation first hand. Full Video & Transcript:…
Business Growth, Self-Reliance, & Having a Vision— Park Roberts (E10)
Dec 9, 2019 • 56 min
Boulder Athletics owner and coach Park Roberts joins the podcast to discuss startup business tactics, establishing a vision, and why it is important to do hard things. Park directed Easton Training Center’s Crossfit program for years and went on to open…
First Impressions, Trust Employees & Build People Up— Sarah Rochniak (E9)
Nov 25, 2019 • 48 min
Sarah Rochniak joins the podcast to discuss her role as Easton Training Center Boulder’s Director of First Impressions, how to navigate employee relationships, and her experience as an extrovert in position of power. Sarah emphasizes the importance of not…
E8: Larry Dressler — Authentic Engagement & Collaboration
Nov 11, 2019 • 60 min
Larry Dressler has designed and facilitated high-stakes conversations for over 25 years. He’s advised leaders at Easton, Facebook, and Nike. Larry is the author of Consensus Through Conversation and Standing in the Fire: Leading High- Heat Meetings with…
E7: Sachi Ainge—Marketing and Healthy Business
Oct 28, 2019 • 63 min
Sachi Ainge is the Director of Marketing & Administration, part of the Easton Support Team. In this episode, Eliot talks to Sachi about her background, how she got involved with Easton and why her role evolved into the current position.
E6: Peter Straub — Candor, Authenticity, & Real Talks
Oct 14, 2019 • 65 min
Peter Straub is a BJJ black belt, and the general manager of Easton Training Center Littleton. In this episode, Peter sits down with Eliot to have a vulnerable conversation about their past together, personal growth along the way, and share stories about…
E5: Jeff Ake — Human Connections
Sep 30, 2019 • 51 min
This episode features Easton Black Belt, Jeff Ake. Professor Jeff shares the story of his beginnings as a martial artists to his challenging path to become General Manager of the Easton Arvada academy. Eliot and Jeff discuss the keys to overcoming his…
E4: Vellore Caballero — Achieving Success With Unity
Sep 16, 2019 • 62 min
Episode four features Vellore Caballero—BJJ Black Belt and General Manager of Easton Centennial. This episode further chronicles the company’s efforts to build unity and cohesion—taking the entire organization to the next level. Vellore also shares the…
E3: Ian Lieberman — Culture of Investment
Sep 2, 2019 • 66 min
This episode’s featured guest is Ian Lieberman—GM of Easton Denver and BJJ Black Belt. Ian is an introvert who connects with hundreds of students and has been able to lead a thriving community of people invested in each other. Through the stories of his…
E2: Mike Tousignant—Management Is Caring About People
Aug 19, 2019 • 50 min
This episode features BJJ Black Belt and CEO of Easton, Mike Tousignant. Mike started out as the manager of the Boulder academy in Colorado when he was a purple belt. In his conversation with Eliot, he talks about his trials and tribulations, insigths and…
E1: Amal Easton—A Holistic Approach to The Business of Martial Arts
Jul 29, 2019 • 62 min
The 1st episode of the Easton.Online podcast features the man who started it all, Amal Easton. Host Eliot Marshall sits down with his teacher and business partner to discuss Amal’s story, his growing pains starting from a single academy in Boulder,…