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ContenderCast with Justin Honaman

Welcome to the ContenderCast with Justin Honaman, a leadership and entrepreneurship conversation centered on shining a light on bright ideas. We focus on Consumer Industries and ideas. Justin Honaman is a digital commerce leader, leadership author, communicator, story-teller, and co-founder of Contender Brands based in Atlanta, Georgia. For additional information, visit contenderbrands.com. Every winner started as a contender!
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Aug 10, 2020

Petal is the world's first freezer disposal that naturally stops rot, eliminates odors and prevents the spread of germs before they start. Meet the new revolution in trash and diaper bins. David M. M. Taffet, CEO, joins Justin to discuss this consumer products startup.

Aug 3, 2020

The college admissions process has been turned upside-down just like most other processes, routines, and standards thanks to Covid-19. Rick Clark is the Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Georgia Tech and author of The Truth About College Admissions: A Family Guide to Getting In and Staying Together. Rick joins Justin to discuss impacts to the college admissions process and provides coaching and guidance for those about to enter the process in the upcoming year.

Jul 27, 2020

Saturdays in the South will not be the same this year. College football could / might be played and there are many elements to consider in planning to kick off a “safe” season. Mr. College Football (aka Tony Barnhart) joins Justin to provide his annual Fall preview on the ContenderCast.

Jul 20, 2020

Umberto Luchini is the founder and proprietor of Wolf Spirit LLC, a company that develops and owns spirit brands such as Blood x Sweat x Teams Vodka and Tom of Finland organic vodka. Umberto joins Justin for his second visit to the ContenderCast to discuss his company’s new brand in the bourbon space – Puncher’s Chance.

Jul 13, 2020

Food and drink on the go!? Yes…with GoLidZ! Founder and CEO Bonnie Strominger joins Justin to discuss launching GoLidZ, building the brand, and bringing the product to the food and beverage industry in this best-of-ContenderCast episode!

Jul 6, 2020

Yes, you can learn the skills to effectively lead people, organizations, and employees. With the right motivation and knowledge, you can be a leader who knows what it takes to succeed. Throughout his extensive experience in training leaders, author Alain Hunkins discovered that many leaders shared a common trait. They were mainly focused on what they were doing but not so focused on how they were doing it, especially when it came to working with other people. In his new book, Alain shares three Master Keys to cracking the leadership code. Alain joins Justin to discuss.

Jun 29, 2020

Jhillika Kumar was the winner of the Georgia Tech Student of Vision Award and Ferst Entrepreneurship and Leadership Scholarship for her work with her startup at Georgia Tech, to improve the lives of those living with a disability and changing the stigma of cognitive competence in the autistic community. As an emerging technologist, she aims to raise awareness that accessibility has empowered entire communities of untapped potential. She is the founder of Mentra and an advocate for those with disabilities. Jhillika joins Justin to discuss all of this and more!

Jun 22, 2020

Anthony Sarandrea started off door knocking and built his company to $100k/day with over 1M customers a year. He is recognized as one of the top lead generators in the world, running a team that specializes in driving thousands of inbound phone calls daily across a number of verticals including health, finance, legal, and education. He is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and philanthropist and is the founder of SiteFlood. Anthony joins Justin to discuss marketing, personal brand, 55 minutes that could change your business, and more!

Jun 15, 2020

Roderic Yapp is a former Royal Marine Officer and the founder of Leadership Forces, a program that takes the high-performance principles of the Royal Marines and applies it to leadership development. Rod has exemplified leadership on the front lines (literally) in Afghanistan and Libya and now uses that experience in order to develop leaders within organizations such as Land Rover, HSBC, and NATO. Rod joins Justin to discuss bringing leadership forces to life.

Jun 8, 2020

Maxwell Cohen is the founder and CEO of Peel Away Labs, the innovative start-up company that developed Peelaways, the bedding industry’s first multilayered, disposable, waterproof fitted sheet designed for the home, industrial and healthcare markets. Maxwell joins Justin to discuss how he started the company and how he is growing it globally. Maxwell joins Justin to share his insights on launching the business on this best-of-ContenderCast episode!

Jun 1, 2020

To quote Mike Yeo, “Receiving solid advice from someone with no skin in the game and no expectations is so helpful. Pro/spur’s coaching style would be beneficial to every Head Coach in pro sports. Any top-notch Head Coach can run a good practice; today, it’s about culture and communication. Pro/spur is very helpful with both.” John Hartwig joins Justin to discuss launching and growing this “winning” business!

May 25, 2020

Robbie Kellman Baxter is the world's leading expert on subscription pricing and membership models and also the author of The Membership Economy and The Forever Transaction. Robbie joins Justin to discuss her new book.

May 18, 2020

Leadership & Life Hacks is the perfect guidebook for anyone hungry to be more efficient and effective. Alyssa Rapp takes you into the boardroom and into her own home, providing invaluable strategies for everything from leading a meeting with key stakeholders and managing a household, to answering emails and taking colleagues to rock concerts. It’s The 4-Hour Workweek meets Emily Post. Alyssa joins Justin to discuss.

May 11, 2020

Stash Tea. Tazo Tea. Wonder Drink Kombucha. Extraordinary brands. And all founded or co-founded by a visionary leader – Steve Lee. Steve joins Justin to discuss the evolution of these brands, the tea beverage category, and discovering Kombucha.

May 4, 2020

Social Sparkling Wine is a truly clean, organic, low-calorie, gluten and sulfite-free sparkling sake rice wine now available in more 4,000 retail locations nationwide. Leah Caplanis joins Justin to discuss her experience launching and growing the business. It's time to enjoy alcohol without compromising your healthy habits! Leah joins Justin to share her insights on launching the business on this best-of-ContenderCast episode.

Apr 30, 2020

Originally a UCLA professor of psychiatry for over 25 years, and a former FBI and police hostage negotiation trainer, Dr. Mark Goulston’s expertise has been forged and proven in the crucible of real-life, high stakes situations. An influencer who helps influencers become more influential, his unique background has made him an indispensable and sought after resource and change facilitator to Fortune 500 leaders, entrepreneurs, and educators across the nation. Mark joins Justin to discuss leadership, psychiatry, and COVID-19.

Apr 27, 2020

Maxwell-Scott is a family-run business based in the historic cathedral city of York in North Yorkshire. Despite honoring traditional craftsmanship, Maxwell-Scott is an eCommerce business that aspires to be at the very forefront of the digital age. With eight websites worldwide, the culturally diverse team works with every corner of the globe, from France to Australia! William Scott Forshaw, CEO and Founder, joins Justin to discuss the business.

Apr 23, 2020

"The Consumer Markets have never experienced disruption at a faster pace than at this very moment, with implications, actions, and opportunities to serve. In a phrase, we are faced now with the ultimate “Black Swan” where business as usual is no longer an option. New technologies, changing consumer demands and digital-first companies will be in the vanguard, as should we all. As such, we can no longer talk about individual solutions and projects in isolation, we must work together, to solve for today and tomorrow!" - Michael Forhez. Michael has extensive, deep and diverse retail and consumer products sector experience and joins Justin to discuss.

Apr 20, 2020

Basia and Courtney Gillespie are co-founders at Life’s Grape – a family-owned, California-grown brand of vine-dried grapes (yes, they are technically raisins). Because their signature Selma Pete grapes used to make the product are dried directly on the vine rather than the ground like most raisins, they translate into a product with more flavor, nutrition and juiciness. Come hungry to this episode of the ContenderCast as we unpack a “grape” idea!

Apr 13, 2020

Sherry Stewart Deutschmann founded her first venture, LetterLogic, in her basement and grew it to a $40 million company by putting her employees first and creating an empathetic work culture. Sherry initiated a practice called "Lunch with Lucy" where any employee could invite "Lucy" (Sherry's midday moniker) to lunch as a coworker and she credits this approach with the success of her company. She wrote "Lunch with Lucy" to share her insights into transformational leadership through empathy. Sherry joins Justin to talk about her business practices and new book.

Apr 9, 2020

Stephen Opie and Charlotte Heim are the co-founders of Sweetmobility. With their combined insights and skills, they are delivering products that support mobility with decorative style. Sweetmobility’s first product, CaneWraps, is a product set to help people who want to stay active and be seen as an individual. Stephen and Charlotte join Justin to discuss this new product!

Apr 6, 2020

Known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is on a mission to protect leaders from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases, which devastate bottom lines and bring down high-flying careers. His expertise and passion is developing the most effective and profitable decision-making strategies, based on pragmatic business experience and cutting-edge behavioral economics and cognitive neuroscience, to empower leaders to avoid business disasters and maximize their bottom lines. Gleb joins Justin to discuss his new book and COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020

Rick Clark, Georgia Tech’s director of undergraduate admissions joins Justin to discuss the college admissions process – tactics that work and a few that don’t!! Rick joins Justin to share his admissions experiences on this best-of-ContenderCast episode.

Mar 23, 2020

Kaihan Krippendorff is the founder and CEO of Outthinker and bestselling author of Driving Innovation from Within: A Guide for Internal Entrepreneurs. Driving Innovation from Within provides the toolkit, frameworks, and know-how that leaders need to transform their organizations and drive growth by activating employee-driven innovation and entrepreneurship. Kaihan joins Justin to discuss all things innovation!

Mar 16, 2020

For the past 15 years, "DreAllDay" (Dre Baldwin) has changed the lives of over 60 million entrepreneurs, athletes and business professionals, sold thousands of copies of his books, courses and programs, pioneered personal branding through content, and built a business that helps tens of thousands of people master their "Game" in business, sports and in life, from the inside-out. Dre joins Justin to discuss his book “Work On Your Game: Use The Pro Athlete Mindset To Dominate Your Game In Business, Sports, and Life.”

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