Blackbelt Business Podcast

Blackbelt Business Podcast

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The Blackbelt Business 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...

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Beyond An Entry Level-Job - Ayesha Hussain (E14)

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,...
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Finding Calm in Chaos - Josh Dinar (E13)

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...
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Honest, Human Business Models - Jake Bell (E12)

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 &...
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Building Employees Up— Van Tran (E11)

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...
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Business Growth, Self-Reliance, & Having a Vision— Park Roberts (E10)

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...
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First Impressions, Trust Employees & Build People Up— Sarah Rochniak (E9)

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....
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E8: Larry Dressler -- Authentic Engagement & Collaboration

This episode features Larry Dressler. Larry has designed and facilitated high-stakes conversations and advised leaders for over 25 years. He has mediated such meetings for Easton (to help align their purpose, core...
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E7: Sachi Ainge--Marketing and Healthy Business

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...
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E6: Peter Straub -- Candor, Authenticity, & Real Talks

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...
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E5: Jeff Ake -- Human Connections

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...
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E4: Vellore Caballero -- Achieving Success With Unity

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...
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E3: Ian Lieberman -- Culture of Investment

This episode’s featured guest is Ian Lieberman--General Manager of Easton Training Center Denver and BJJ Black Belt. Ian is a self-proclaimed introvert who connects with hundreds of students and has been able to lead...
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