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The Intrepid Entrepreneur is here to inspire those who are hell-bent on becoming a kick-ass entrepreneur, striving to level-up their business that they’ve started or are gearing up to launch their incredible ideas into successful small businesses! Join Kristin Carpenter-Ogden, founder of LivingUber and Verde Brand Communications, as she interviews inspirational, motivated, and kick-ass small business owners who have made their mark on the outdoor industry.
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Now displaying: July, 2015
Jul 31, 2015

Luis Benitez stepped into his new role as Director for the Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry on July 1, 2015. This is a brand-new office and position that’s part of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). Hickenlooper truly did install one of us into this pivotal new role. Benitez has a lengthy resume that includes multiple successful summits of the world’s highest peaks. He’s a die-hard outdoorsman who loves to be at altitude, on the water, or on the trail and who is equally comfortable going light and fast as he is hunting fowl. He also has served as a town councilor in the small mountain town of Eagle, Colo., worked for many years for Colorado’s Outward Bound and served as a consultant bridging key attributes of being successful in the wilderness as part of a team into Fortune 200 and 500 companies seeking help with team alignment and best practices. Benitez is a rare breed indeed. Listen in to learn the Governor’s focus to grow our opportunities within the outdoor recreation market. This podcast has national relevance and I hope to hear your feedback! Follow Intrepid Entrepreneur podcast by joining our community on Twitter + Instagram (@GoLivingUber) and on Facebook. Visit the LivingUber website to join my weekly newsletter, which gives you access to members-only podcasts and content built just for motivated, adventurous entrepreneurs! Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the Intrepid Entrepreneur Podcast, and share it with a peer who you know will be inspired!

Jul 24, 2015

Adventure Journal (AJ), founded in 2008, is an incredibly popular and addictive online magazine devoted to outdoor adventure in all its forms. For those of us who live and breathe being outdoors, outdoor sports and culture, AJ is literally as important as coffee in the morning. The magazine presents an artful, creative and soulful reflection of the active outdoor lifestyle tribe, in all of our forms. AJ has completely captured the attention of its target audience – no small feat especially in light of the continual changes in the publishing industry. Steve Casimiro, former editor of Powder magazine, founding editor of Bike magazine, and West Coast editor of National Geographic Adventure, is the man behind AJ and a bold, uncompromising entrepreneur. Listen to this podcast and learn how Steve continues to go forward successfully with his vision intact despite what the publishing industry trends are. His enamored readership votes every day with their loyal time spent online perusing his magazine. Follow Intrepid Entrepreneur podcast by joining our community on Twitter + Instagram (@GoLivingUber) and on Facebook. Visit the LivingUber website to join my weekly newsletter, which gives you access to members-only podcasts and content built just for motivated, adventurous entrepreneurs! Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the Intrepid Entrepreneur Podcast, and share it with a peer who you know will be inspired!

 

 

Website: http://adventure-journal.com/

 

Jul 17, 2015

Nearly 20 years ago, Chicks Climbing was founded by Kim Reynolds and Kellie Day. They identified a huge gap in the experience climbing could offer for women and started the first women’s ice climbing clinics in Ouray, Colorado. From day 1, taking a Chicks Climbing course was more of an experience than a learning opportunity – a transformative experience. A huge part of that experience was offered and enabled by the amazing women guides of Chicks Climbing, which is why the news of five of those long-standing guides buying the company to shepherd it into its next era is so profound. The five new owners have a big entrepreneurial vision to expand Chicks Climbing (and soon to come, Skiing) going forward. Experience this amazing journey of Chicks Climbing and Skiing as it enters into its new era, now underway, in this podcast!

 

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Jul 10, 2015

In 2012, George Hincapie retired from being one of the most well-known professional road cyclists of all time, and entered the business world. He took the discipline, character and relentless focus that built his name in the toughest challenges of cycling straight into his entrepreneurial journey. The result? Four entrepreneurial endeavors in three years! Hear George tell his story of how he transferred his passion for cycling straight into his entrepreneurial career and how he makes a big impact with his business endeavors in his local community and on the global level. Hear George talk about how he makes family and four businesses work, and gives back to the cycling community through his companies and business endeavors. It’s nothing short of inspirational!

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Jul 3, 2015

Many words can be used to describe Beaver Theodosakis, who founded and lead prAna with his wife Pam 23 years ago. The words and phrases include: visionary, soulful leader, mindful, sharp but approachable, passion-centric. Beaver and Pam are climbers, yogis, outdoor and environmentalists, parents and community members – AND entrepreneurs. It’s intertwined, and that’s part of the secret to the success of prAna. It’s what attracted the right team members, the right customers and end consumers. It’s what built the culture of prAna. Beaver and Pam are mentors to me, and have taught me SO much about being a founder and how to use business as a vehicle for positive change. Beaver and Pam always prioritized doing the right thing for prAna’s people, customers and for the planet. That was always the directional driver for prAna. This podcast will inspire you and if you’re not already a fan of prAna, you’ll quickly become one after experiencing the entrepreneurial journey Beaver and Pam lead from day one to the recent sale of prAna to the perfect new home (Beav’s words) in Columbia Sportswear. (Full transparency: My brand communications company, Verde, had the privilege of supporting prAna through eight pivotal years and I count Beaver and Pam as early and highly influential mentors of my own journey.) It’s my great hope that this interview will offer the same mentorship experience to you. This is a very special interview and it’s very personal. Please share with anyone who you believe will be inspired… Follow Intrepid Entrepreneur to get more updates (especially about our upcoming weekly giveaways) by joining our community on Twitter + Instagram (@GoLivingUber) and on Facebook. Visit the LivingUber website to join my weekly newsletter, which gives you access to members-only podcasts and content built just for motivated, adventurous entrepreneurs! Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe to the Intrepid Entrepreneur Podcast, and thank you SO much for listening!

 

Website: http://prana.com

 

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