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Michael McHenry shares how he became a successful industry disruptor time and time again

In this episode, Michael McHenry shares how he became a successful industry disruptor time and time again. 

About Michael McHenry:
From selling his first self-built business at the age of 19, Michael has made one thing clear – a “good business only scales or sells.” Over the past decade, this 39-year-old industry disruptor has built a world-class team and honed skills in all aspects of experiential brand and concept creation, culture building and high-performance operations from start-up to multi-million-dollar enterprises. Michael’s dedication to “championing others to their fullest potential” is evident having created more than 2500 jobs, 7 viable brands and opening more than 65 restaurants. Michael has a gift for influencing others and creating one of a kind brands. National award-winning concepts under TMG’S crest have changed the course of the restaurant industry.

Jon Asbey shares his journey to become an NBA mascot as the original Utah Jazz Bear

In this episode, Jon Asbey, the original Utah Jazz Bear, shares his life and journey to become an NBA mascot. A journey which started as a farm boy in North Dakota.    

About Jon Asbey:
Jon Asbey has been named Mascot of the Year in the NBA five times and Best Mascot out of all sports nationwide twice and, just recently was given an award for the best video by a mascot out of all sports nationwide. He has been inducted into the YMCA Hall of Fame, the Utah Summer Games Hall of Fame, and the Mascot Hall of Fame.


Dave Seymour and his unabridged passion for teaching the art of business transactions and success

In this episode, Dave Seymour gives us an inside glimpse into his unabridged passion for teaching others the art for business transactions and success. 

About Dave Seymour:
Dave Seymour, a retired 16 year veteran of the Fire Service launched his Real Estate career over a decade ago, rapidly becoming one of the Countries top investors. Within his first few years, Dave transacted 10’s of millions of dollars of real estate and has become one of the Nation’s leading experts in commercial multi-family transactions. His unabridged passion for business and Real Estate put him on the radar of A&E television network as well as multiple news organizations like CBS, ABC, CNBC, and FOX News. “Flipping Boston” aired on A&E for multiple seasons. Dave has been sought after, as a no nonsense investor with zero tolerance for inefficiency and speculation. Dave is well-known for doing business alongside investors of all experience levels. He has helped accredited investors on their very first deal as well as guided some of the largest investment firms in the nation through complex transactions. Dave’s blue collar attitude in a white collar world is why investors seek his advice and want to invest alongside his team at Freedom Venture Investments. Dave has disrupted the Private Equity landscape allowing investors access to institutional quality CRE assets that have typically only been for the elite.

Brandon Fugal gives us a glimpse into the mind and heart of a serial entrepreneur

In this episode, Brandon Fugal gives us a glimpse into the mind and heart of a serial entrepreneur. 

About Brandon Fugal:
Brandon Fugal is the owner of Skinwalker Ranch. As the Chairman of Colliers International in Utah, Brandon is one of the most prominent businessmen and real estate developers in the Intermountain West.

Sharlene Wells shares how to differentiate yourself from the crowd and her extraordinary art of relationship management

In this episode, Sharlene Wells — the first foreign-born bilingual Miss America and first woman reporter hired at ESPN, shares her understanding of distinction and how to differentiate yourself from the crowd. Sharlene also served as the U.S. Department of Defense appointee for women in the military and worked in the pentagon. 

About Sharlene Wells:
Sharlene Wells is a Paraguayan-American author, singer, and reporter from Salt Lake City, Utah who was Miss America 1985. She worked with ESPN from 1987 to 2002 and was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Defense to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Armed Forces in 2015.


Ryan Bowen gives an extraordinary inside glimpse into the art and science of selling

In this episode, CEO and founder of Pure Water Solutions, Ryan Bowen, gives an extraordinary inside glimpse into the art and science of selling and the investment strategies that have made him a multi-millionaire and world community icon. 

About Ryan Bowen:
Utah native Ryan Bowen has been an entrepreneur since a very young age. Before he had a driver’s license, he was buying and selling cars and looking for a way to move ahead in this world. He knew early on he had to be different and find a different product or business that he could pioneer with his energy and drive in a new and or emerging market. In 1996, at the tender age of just 19 years old, Ryan saw the future of the employee drinking water industry and immediately made an impact by tirelessly educating business customers on the advantages of a “bottleless” water system vs bottled water in the marketplace. Over the years, this tireless pursuit lead to the establishment of Pure Water Solutions of America, which is the largest independent bottleless, water company in the world today. Based out of Salt Lake City Utah, Pure Water Solutions of America services it’s customers in Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Washington, and Nevada with the highest quality drinking water and ice products in the marketplace. What separates Pure Water Solutions of America is its relentless pursuit of “customer happiness” by doing whatever it takes to service their customers quickly and efficiently with a great attitude. This culture starts at the top with Ryan Bowen drawing from his contagiously positive attitude and grand vision for life. Today, Pure Water Solutions of America is an industry leader in the bottleless water community and Ryan is a much sought-after expert in this field. Just as Ryan saw the future of employee drinking water in 1996, Ryan also recognized the need for high quality ice in the marketplace but traditionally the ice business had been dominated by restaurant supply companies with a business model that includes paying cash for the systems, never purifying the water entering the systems and then disposing of the systems once they became too service intensive. What Ryan did was “change the model” and start to purify the water going into the systems and then instead of paying cash for ice systems, he simply leased customers the systems while maintaining and servicing the product. This “change in model” and industry vision has led to an entire industry following the same process in order to service the customer better while at the same time extending the life of products and enhancing revenues. Ryan has a unique knack of looking at any industry with an unencumbered fresh perspective. This perspective generally gives him a clear vision and path to industry leadership in that particular marketplace or channel. Ryan also owns Bowen Investments, which was formed over 25 years ago. He started with flipping cars and homes. Bowen Investments was one of the largest and best flipping companies in the West Coast in the 90’s. When the world started doing the same thing he pivoted over to hard money loans and real estate developments. Over the years he has focused on scaling companies. He is currently invested in over 25 amazing companies and is always looking for other great investments. Whatever industry gets Ryan’s attention next will be lucky to have his tireless energy, vision, help and drive to take it to the next level of success.


Dan Farr shares how his child-like wonderment helped him create a top celebrity fan experience

In this episode, Dan Farr – husband, father, entrepreneur, creator, and producer of FanX, shares his life filled with child-like wonderment and climb to the top of the celebrity fan experience. 

About Dan Farr:
Dan Farr is an entrepreneur, known for co-founding DAZ 3D, a 3D content and software company, and for founding FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention. DAZ 3D is a company that develops and publishes 3D digital content and software for creative professionals and hobbyists. In 2005 Farr authored and created (along with his partner and team at DAZ 3D), an illustrated Christmas book entitled Mr. Finnegan’s Giving Chest using DAZ 3D’s products and featured actor Dick Van Dyke. The book sold over 100k copies. Shortly after leaving DAZ 3D in the spring of 2012, Farr began planning FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention, a comic book and pop culture convention. The inaugural event (Sept 2013) had approximately 70,000 attendees, which is the North American record for a first year of that type of event. FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention has continued to grow to having 80-100k attendees annually. Many of the celebrity guests who have attended the events can be quoted to say that the Salt Lake show is the best and their favorite to attend of any convention of its type. In 2021, Dan Farr Productions and JWright Productions (Jeff and Abbey Wright) acquired Imaginarium Inc. which produced Comic and Pop Culture conventions in Tampa, Atlanta and Indianapolis, expanding their portfolio of successful events. Dan lives in Draper with his wife Stephanie and their 3 children.

Jimmy Rex Shares How Service for Others Enabled His Climb to the Top of his Profession

In this episode, real estate sales champion and influencer, Jimmy Rex, shares how service for others enabled his climb to the top of his profession. 

About Jimmy Rex:
Jimmy Rex is best known for his top-rated podcast “The Jimmy Rex Show” and his best-selling book “You End Up Where You’re Heading.” But his life is so much more than that. He is a real estate expert having sold over 2500 homes in his career, an angel investor in over a dozen businesses including a seed round investor in Nikola motors, entrepreneur, adventurer, and family man. ​ Jimmy is also an adrenaline junkie and loves to give back, always looking for the next great story. Whether it is swimming with tiger sharks, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, running with the bulls, or working undercover to help rescue kids being sex trafficked, Jimmy is never bored. Recently he returned back from his 70th country visited. His mission is to share love with all and to show everyone around him how to live an extraordinary life.

Joel McClausland and Kevin Peay Share How Friendship Turned Into a Climb to the Top as Musical Duo Afterglow

In this episode, musical duo Joel McClausland and Kevin Peay known as Afterglow, share how friendship turned into a climb to the top of their profession.  

About Joel & Kevin:
Joel McCausland and Kevin Peay are better known to thousands of loyal fans around the world as the musical duo AFTERGLOW. Joel and Kevin began their musical career together over 40 years ago in Pleasant Grove, Utah. As Juniors in High School they began singing together at school assemblies and performing for community groups and at local fairs. They eventually presented LDS firesides and concerts in the United States prior to their missions in Japan and St. Louis in 1980. In 1984 AFTERGLOW signed a recording contract. They have since recorded 17 albums for Deseret Book, five of which were recorded in England with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Amberly Lago Shares Her Life and Story of Triumph Over Tragedy

In this episode, Amberly Lago shares her life and story of triumph over tragedy — being abused as a child and eventually succeeding as a professional dancer and fitness guru only to have her life shattered in a horrific motorcycle accident. 

About Amberly Lago:
At age 38, Amberly’s life was turned upside down. Hit by a SUV. Recovering from 34 surgeries to save my leg from amputation. Diagnosed with an incurable disease dubbed the suicide disease. As result, I lost my business and I had zero self confidence. She had spiraled down into a depression because she had tried everything for my chronic pain and nothing worked. Have you ever felt so hopeless and stuck you wanted to give up? Well, that was me. Then one night she was lying in my hospital bed and my life flashed before my eyes…