Have you ever thought about being a tattoo artist? Celebrity tattoo artist Dillon Forte isn’t just doing it, he is setting the standard in the space. Dillon is the founder of Sri Yantra tattoo studio. And even finding new ways to do it in an environmentally friendly way. Dillon joins Justin to discuss launching and growing the business.
Totem is a truly unique, fun and only positive self-discovery conversation card game. The game helps players discover their strengths and qualities through other people’s eyes. Totem creator Jade Tremblay joins Justin to discuss the game and how it can be used with family, friends, teams, and groups!
Joe Flinn is a Cofounder of Empowered Eyewear – a company centered on providing a solution to the problem of interchangeable eyewear frames. Now no one needs to settle for one look. Customizable eyewear is finally here. Joe joins Justin to discuss launching the business.
Clay Scroggins is the lead pastor at Buckhead Church and joined Justin on the podcast to discuss his then-new book, "How to Lead When You're Not in Charge: Leveraging Influence When You Lack Authority." Enjoy this “best-of-ContenderCast” episode.
Michael O’Brien is a business leadership coach, speaker and two-time, best-selling author. Michael helps elevate leaders by preventing bad moments from turning into bad days. Michael joins Justin to discuss both his first and second books – and most importantly, how to “shift” your mindset in dealing with setbacks.
Methodology is a personalized meal delivery service that brings fresh, delicious, nutritionally-designed and ready to eat meals tailored to your diet straight to your home or office. The meals are all pre-cooked with the highest quality ingredients, making eating a clean meal a no-brainer. Founder and CEO Julie Nguyen joins Justin to discuss launching and growing the business.
Randy Ginsburg’s new book focuses on the stories and psychology behind a group of both highly diverse and successful entrepreneurs who were bullied in adolescence. All of these individuals have overcome the aggressors from their past and used their negative experiences as stepping stones for personal and entrepreneurial growth. Randy joins Justin to discuss the book.
Plaine Products is one family's answer to the earth's single-use plastic crisis. Offering a line of toxin-free personal care products on a per-item or subscription basis, Plaine Products come in aluminum bottles that can be sent back and refilled time after time. Lindsey McCoy joins Justin to discuss co-founding and building the business.
Frank V. Fiume II is a pioneer in the franchise industry and the founder of i9 Sports—the nation’s leading franchisor of youth leagues and camps. In his new book, Running With My Head Down, Frank shares his inspirational story of his search for purpose and meaning. Frank joins Justin to discuss his new book.
No more excuses for not having time in the week to pursue your passions, spend time with the family, or explore your creative endeavors. Time management and productivity author, speaker and all-around expert Laura Vanderkam joins Justin to discuss her insights on making the most of your 168 hour week.
There was never really a plan for King of Pops. It started as a conversation that three brothers were having on an epic trip through Central America. Over the years, that conversation turned into a dream and when the youngest of the three, Steven, was laid off from his corporate job during the Great Recession – that dream became a reality. Steven Carse joins Justin Honaman and Taj Akmal to discuss how the business has evolved and grown! Grab a Pop!
Former portfolio and hedge-fund manager turned leadership author and global financial thought-leader, Joel Salomon, returns to the ContenderCast to discuss his new book!
Will Nitze is the Founder and CEO of IQ BAR, a Boston-based brain and body nutrition company. After studying psychology as an undergrad at Harvard, Will became fascinated with the human brain and how it functions. After countless iterations in his kitchen, he launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2017 and launched IQ BAR. Today, IQ BAR is in national distribution and growing rapidly. Will joins Justin to discuss launching the business.
Nanobubble technology is the first aeration device registered with the Environmental Protection Agency for the natural elimination of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), which can spread dangerous toxins in recreational lakes and ponds. The scientific community believes that exposure to these toxins may lead to the development of neurological diseases like ALS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's later in life. Until now, the only solution for HABs and other nuisance algae was pesticide use - so this is an extremely exciting step towards sustainability in our communities! Bo Burns, an aquatic biologist with SOLitude Lake Management joins Justin to discuss.
DYLN, is a company that creates reusable water bottles that turn water into alkaline water. Since 2015, DYLN has eliminated more than 80 million plastic bottles worldwide by preventing the need to buy single-use alkaline bottles. Dorian Ayres is the founder of the company and his life journey and the story of the brand are both very inspiring. Dorian joins Justin to discuss building the business, preserving the environment, and inspire healthy lives, one bottle at a time.
Julie Austin is an award-winning author, inventor, futurist, and innovation keynote speaker. Her patented product, swiggies, wrist water bottles, have been a NASDAQ product of the year semi-finalist and are currently sold in 24 countries. Julie joins Justin to discuss innovation trends and how to plant seeds for a lifetime of income!
Daisy Jing, a YouTube vlogger (with 70+M views) and young entrepreneur who founded and bootstrapped a now multi-million beauty product line named Banish, joins Justin to discuss launching and growing the business and how her YouTube channel drives activity and sales.
Nationwide, approximately 125 million used tennis balls wind up in America’s landfills every year. That is 20,000 metric tons of methane-producing, near non-decomposable rubber waste. U.S. tennis players recognize this as a significant environmental problem that no longer represents their sport. Derrick Senior, Founder and CEO of Recycleballs, joins Justin to discuss building the business.
Wild Earth is challenging the status quo with clean, sustainable, plant-based protein pet food made without animal ingredients and their mission is to provide healthier foods for our pets. Ryan Bethencourt, founder and CEO, joins Justin to discuss launching the business, the dog food market, and his experience on Shark Tank!
Eagle Pen Company is a provider of luxury fountain and rollerball pens to writers, art collectors, and history lovers. Their focus is building beautiful, American-made pens that incorporate historical artifacts such as Wright Brothers’ material, wood and metal from Presidential estates, original bricks from the White House, etc. Jeremy Piper, co-founder and CEO, joins Justin to discuss growing the business (in the USA) and releasing their Apollo 11 pen.
Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Dixie Southern Vodka is the largest premium craft vodka produced in the Southeast United States and the 9th fastest growing spirit brand in the country as ranked in 2019 by the Beverage Information Group. Matti Anttila joins Justin to discuss his move from investment banking into the spirits business.
Could the magazine world be hungry for something new?! Absolutely, according to Laura Quick, CEO and Founder of Good Grit Magazine! GGM brings a new approach to meeting readers where they are and serving advertisers. Laura and team are passionate about stories that lie on the outskirts of mainstream media and curating the work and lives of makers, creatives, authors, podcasters, artists, leaders and those that capture the spirit of the vibrant South. Laura joins Justin to discuss launching the business.
Umberto Luchini is the founder and proprietor of Wolf Spirit LLC, a company which develops and owns spirit brands – such as Blood x Sweat x Teams Vodka of Eugene, OR -- as well as imports and markets others, such as Tom of Finland Organic Vodka from Finland. Umberto joins Justin to discuss launching and growing a new spirits brand. Che bello!
Rich Berens is the CEO of Root and author of What Are Your Blind Spots? Conquering The 5 Misconceptions That Hold Leaders Back. What Are Your Blind Spots equips you with the tools needed for a personal leadership reset. You’ll discover how to increase engagement, productivity, and growth in your own organization. This is an invaluable guide for executives, managers, team leaders, and human resource professionals looking for an effective way to engage and motivate employees at every level of an organization. Rich joins Justin to discuss the book.
Ben Braithwaite is the Owner and Brand Creator of ChickenGuard - producers of the ChickenGuard automatic coop door opener and the world’s first, self-locking door kit. Chicken keeping is on a steady rise throughout the world and with ChickenGuard, Chicken keepers don’t have to dash home at dusk to close the coop and keep their hens safe from predators, and they can even sleep later as the door opens automatically in the morning. Ben joins Justin to discuss chicken, eggs, and consumer products!