[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/iOQS6g6Zc1E']   [embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/hookedonstartups/Hooked_on_Startups_021_-_Connor_Gillivan.mp3[/embed] In this episode I speak to Connor Gillivan – a 27 year old serial entrepreneur who started his first drop-shipping company out of his dorm room at Quinnipiac University building it to over $20 million of sales on Amazon.com in just 4 years. After becoming an expert at hiring, he co-founded FreeeUp, an online hiring marketplace bringing together the top 1% of freelancers with growing businesses. He is also the owner of ConnorGillivan.com, where he writes about entrepreneurship and eCommerce.

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/uo5aReBD99Q']   [embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/hookedonstartups/Hooked_on_Startups_020_-_JP_Morgan_JR.mp3[/embed] Working with leaders and entrepreneurs since the late 90’s, JP Morgan Jr leverages his scientific background and life experience in a unique way to train entrepreneurs and creative people to take decisive action so they can get their greatest work into the world. JP has a fascinating background.  After his formal studies in Physics and Mathematics, he built a property investing business and then (from a backpack) built a web media company serving local and global non-profits. He has travelled the world and he lived nomadically for three years, coached human rights leaders, recorded and toured as a musician in bands, funded development of a kids library in Cambodia, published travel writing and photography, competed as a black belt and triathlete, performed as a professional magician, studied with Buddhist monks and spiritual teachers, paraglided the Swiss Alps, cycled solo for thousands of miles and has had many other adventures.

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/K2DZMeNTsAc']   [embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/hookedonstartups/Hooked_on_Startups_019_-_Matt_Callinan.mp3[/embed] In this episode I chat with Matt Callinan - a special forces veteran and ex news anchor for NBC News Channel. Matt is a serial entrepreneur, an expert in out-of-home media and advertising, the creator of the Eyewitness App, and the founder and managing partner of Retail Outdoor Media. He is also the founder of ‘A Father Forever’ – a unique program that helps maintain the eternal bond between a parent and child. It gives terminally-ill parents a chance to be a continuing part of their kids’ lives and their children get to share and celebrate their most important milestones with the living presence of their parent.

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/7ZEnnDhbeWM']   [embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/hookedonstartups/Hooked_on_Startups_018_-_Ken_Dubner.mp3[/embed] My guest is Ken Dubner, founder and CEO of Mind Training Solutions. Ken is a certified hypnotherapist, an NLP master practitioner and a certified master hypnotist and has dedicated his life to empowering people by guiding them to use their minds more effectively. As a renowned hypnotherapist, speaker and seminar leader, he has been interviewed by Extra, Armed Forces Network, Discovery Health Channel, HBO documentaries, as well as numerous radio stations throughout the nation.

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/G_HqPbGtQUY']   [embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/hookedonstartups/Hooked_on_Startups_017_-_Devin_Thorpe.mp3[/embed] I chat with Devin D. Thorpe– a renowned social entrepreneur, journalist, Forbes contributor, author, speaker and champion of social good. His books—read over 1 million times—are about using money for good, personal finance, crowdfunding and corporate social responsibility and draw on his experience as an investment banker, CFO, treasurer and mortgage broker. Previously, he worked on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee staff and earned an MBA at Cornell. Devin describes the work he does as ‘helping the helpers’ and he has devoted himself to writing about, advocating for and advising those that do good.

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/oO1sCgRxTuE']   [embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/hookedonstartups/Hooked_on_Startups_016_-_Stephen_Schubert.mp3[/embed] I meet Stephen Schubert – a hugely accomplished artist, polymath, movie buff, judo expert and specialist in neurogastronomy. He started painting at the age of 33 – as Stephen describes in the interview, he literally woke up from a dream and pursued the creation of what he saw in that dream. The result was a fifteen year run of 3 dimensional birchwood wall sculptures which were exhibited in over forty-five galleries nationwide. Watch the interview or listen to the podcast to find out more about Stephen’s fascinating life and his love of creativity.

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/bvi1yt6Z5js']   [embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/hookedonstartups/Hooked_on_Startups_015_-_Kate_Buckley.mp3[/embed] I’m delighted to welcome Kate Buckley to the show - Kate is an expert at premium domain consulting and representation, specializing in ultra-premium .COMs. She has personally sold over $1.6M in domains in the past year alone. Kate is also an artist and award-winning poet and author and was recently appointed the first Poet Laureate of Laguna Beach. Kate is also a professional coach and keynote speaker, and the founder and principal of Buckley Media Group, a branding and premium domains agency.

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/VCV3zV1KAlI']   [embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/hookedonstartups/Hooked_on_Startups_014_-_Ryan_Tate.mp3[/embed] The new Hooked On Startups episode is out! My guest is Ryan Tate - founder and CEO of VETPAW – a non-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the survival of critically threatened African wildlife. Ryan is a former Marine, Iraq war veteran and diplomatic security officer for the Department of State. VETPAW stands for Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife. Simply put, under Ryan’s leadership and direction VETPAW employs highly skilled post 9/11 US Veterans to help prevent the irreplaceable loss of African wildlife caused by poaching. Find out how Ryan and his team at VETPAW are helping to protect embattled wildlife and support their fellow veterans.

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/CW5KiakWzTg']   [embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/hookedonstartups/Hooked_on_Startups_013_-_David_Moss.mp3[/embed]   I chat with David Moss - a career technologist, musician, producer, leadership coach, investor and strategic innovator with an outstanding track record across multiple successful startups and established companies. We discuss a whole range of topics and explore the critical components for the success of any tech company in search of growth or continual innovation. David is currently the CEO of Exceed.Team, and provides strategic and tactical technology consulting services for startups and fast-growth companies.

[vc_video link='https://youtu.be/nhOF2FKenbA']   [embed]http://traffic.libsyn.com/hookedonstartups/Hooked_on_Startups_012_-_Jay_Levin.mp3[/embed] I speak to Jay Levin - founder of the LA Weekly, an American journalist, media expert and life, relationship and executive coach. Under his leadership the LA Weekly became the largest urban weekly in the US. In this interview we discuss the important of Emotional Intelligence and Jay’s involvement as the president of the Big EQ Campaign – a grass roots movement to create mass adoption of Social and Emotional Learning in all schools. The Big EQ Campaign intends to be the first-ever mass advertising, marketing and organizing campaign whose sole goal is that every school include in its curriculum the development of students’ and teachers’ social and emotional intelligence and skills.