05 – Bryan Adams

October 2020, 8

Bryan Adams is the CEO and Founder of Ph. Creative. In our conversation, we discuss employer branding, which is a concept I’ve been trying to put to practice for a long time. He also offers some tips on how to hire and find the right candidates while avoiding mega recruiter fees. Bryan is truly a leader in this field. I bought his book, have you?

Ph. Creative: https://www.ph-creative.com/

Link to his book, Give & Get Employer Branding

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01:27

The advantage of repelling the masses to get a small group of quality employees

03:25

How to find the balance between we want to hire you…but not you…

05:30

Bryan on some of the best advice he’s gotten

08:40

On how Bryan is hiring….without recruiters!

04 – Julia Rivard

October 2020, 8

My guest today is former Olympian, Julia Rivard Dexter, turned CEO and founder of Squiggle Park, an online platform that creates games to promote literary skills. She may be a non-technical founder, but Julia is definitely no stranger to long-term skill development. She gives some insight into the benefits of being a non-developer in the field while sharing her tips and tricks on how to hire developers and programmers.

Sqibble Park: https://www.squigglepark.com/

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04:57

How the value of a non-technical background can be advantageous in this field

05:47

Advice on how to hire technical people when you come from a non-technical background

11:38

Squiggle Park and the impact of online learning due to COVID-19

13:31

On a big leap of faith and how it’s paid off

03 – Élan M. Sudberg

October 2020, 8

Élan is the CEO of Alkemist Labs based in Grove, California. His “big little lab” is the leader in botanical plant testing. Serving botanical suppliers and dietary supplement facturers, as Élan puts it, they’re the David in this Goliath industry. While other labs may sacrifice the integrity of their work for a quick profit, Alkemist Labs will hold you accountable that your products meet your label claims. Cheap testing? We don’t know her.

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02:39

Sudberg on being on the higher price point & preserving the integrity of his industry

06:03

On Alkemist Labs being one of the most expensive, but thorough and quality labs

07:05

What makes Alkemist Labs the finest and highest quality lab in the game

10:01

Elan on niche-ing up and retaining the integrity of his “biggest little lab” in the name of user experience and product integrity

02 – Jen Lara

October 2020, 8

My guest today is Jen Lara: an educator turned life coach. Ful discloser, she is also one of our Obii coaches. In this conversation, Jen and I chat about what attracted her to pursue her ICF accreditation and how her time as an educator continues to be prevalent in her new business. You can expect to be absolutely delighted by Jen–I know I am.

Jen Lara: @upcyclededucation

www.upcyclededucation.com

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1:30

What attracted Jen to Obii

5:29

On Jen’s success formula to her challenge

6:45

On the benefits of micro learning

9:25

Jen on working with us, and how Obii has bridged her technical understanding

11:25

On Jen’s tips for potential Obii coaches

01 – Dan White

October 2020, 8

Dan White is the founder and CEO at Filament Games. His company develops games for “any platform, any age, in any subject”. Once Dan talked a bit about his workout space and what I deem to be the best lockdown outfit I’ve ever seen, we discussed his interest in robotics and how that led to his current goal of creating “non-sucky” learning games. He also gives his own two cents on what the eLearning market is doing really well…and what could be immensely improved.

Dan wins the best lockdown outfit by far

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6:16

What’s different 14 years later when thinking about in starting a tech business.

7:35

How they found and client and ONLY THEN started working on a solution

12:14

Making a good game that is also a good learning experience is pretty damn complicated and risky.

14:30

“Most eLearning experience is pretty bad”.. “the interactivity is lacking”

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