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Gardenio Founder Roman Gonzales

Making Waves at C-Level

Release Date: 01/10/2019

Interviews Make Virtual Events Better show art Interviews Make Virtual Events Better

Making Waves at C-Level

Episode 614 is an interview about interviews (does that remind anyone of the Seinfeld "Coffee Table Book About Coffee Tables"?).  In the world of virtual conferences and webinars, there are too many bad online seminars that are simply talking heads over PowerPoint.  For this reason Thom Singer and Eliz Greene created the "Webinar Talk Show" in April 2020 to showcase how great interviews make online content more engaging.

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Helping Companies Grow with Joyce Durst show art Helping Companies Grow with Joyce Durst

Making Waves at C-Level

Episode 613 of the “Making Waves at C-Level” podcast (formerly the “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” podcast) is co-produced in partnership with the Austin Technology Council, the largest tech industry organization in Central Texas. ATC empowers members through insights, resources, and connections so their members can succeed and thrive. This episode is an in-depth interview with Joyce Durst, co-founder and CEO of Growth Acceleration Partners (GAP).

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Wana Talk Cannabis?  Interview with Wana Brands CEO Nancy Whiteman show art Wana Talk Cannabis? Interview with Wana Brands CEO Nancy Whiteman

Making Waves at C-Level

On episode 612 Thom Singer sits down with Nancy Whiteman to talk about her ten year experiences as the founder and CEO of the nations largest edible manufacturer.  The Cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing sectors, as more and more states legalize the sale of the different products that come from the plant. But being a new industry, to be successful you must make waves. A year in the business of cannabis is counted in dog years, so she metaphorically has 70 years worth of stories to share.

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Brand Protection and How to Move the Stairs with Diane Mulligan show art Brand Protection and How to Move the Stairs with Diane Mulligan

Making Waves at C-Level

This episode we look at choosing a lane. Diane Mulligan from M and C Communications joins the conversation on "Making Waves at C-Level" to talk about marketing.  She specializes in helping Cannabis Companies with their media communications and PR.  She is a specialist in "Brand Protection" and crisis planning, and has many years of experience helping companies in all areas master their public relations.

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Making Waves in Bio and Pharma Packaging with Chris Weikart show art Making Waves in Bio and Pharma Packaging with Chris Weikart

Making Waves at C-Level

As Chief Scientist at SiO2 Materials Science, Dr. Weikart is responsible for managing both internal and external R&D initiatives, including collaborative studies at domestic and international universities, customers and research organizations. He has oversight for the company’s innovation strategy and the development of new technologies to address customer-centric problems. Dr. Weikart works closely with SiO2’s Scientific Advisory Board and technical consultants for launching new technical initia

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Virtual Communications Skills with Jim Comer show art Virtual Communications Skills with Jim Comer

Making Waves at C-Level

This interview was originally recorded for the "Digital Enterprise Society Podcast".  It is such an important topic, that Thom Singer decided to run it on "Making Waves at C-Level" also.  Virtual communication skills can make our break your career.  Business communication skills were important before COVID, but in the new virtual business world, people need to be great on camera.  When the boss is talking to you on Zoom, you had best look your best and know the technology. 

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The Influencer Code with Amanda Russell show art The Influencer Code with Amanda Russell

Making Waves at C-Level

On this episode of the "Making Waves at C-Level" podcast, Thom Singer sits down and talks with Amanda Russell.  She is the author of the new book "The Influencer Code".  In the conversation we hear her story as an early expert in the fitness industry on YouTube to being a professor at the University of Texas and Harvard.  

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Dreams Aren't This Good with Matt Bennett show art Dreams Aren't This Good with Matt Bennett

Making Waves at C-Level

This episode is a sit down chat with Matt Bennett, the founder of DREAMS AREN'T THIS GOOD.  DATG is a craft salsa and tortilla chip brand that's flying off grocery store shelves in the New York area, with plans to expand distribution into the rest of the country. 

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From FBI Agent to Entrepreneur with Scott Augenbaum show art From FBI Agent to Entrepreneur with Scott Augenbaum

Making Waves at C-Level

Six years ago Scott Augenbaum discovered the medium of podcasts.  The first show he ever downloaded was "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" (now "Making Waves at C-Level") and he was hooked.  He later reached out to the host, Thom Singer, to talk more about what he was learning.  Thom invited Scott on the show to talk about Cyber Security, and they became friends.

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Making Waves in Pharma with Tim Mikhelashvili show art Making Waves in Pharma with Tim Mikhelashvili

Making Waves at C-Level

Tim Mikhelashvili sits down with Thom Singer for episode 605 of the Making Waves at C-Level Podcast.  Tim lives in New York and was born in the Republic of Georgia. He is a Doctor of Pharmacy with a Post-doctoral fellowship from Rutgers University in Scientific Publications and Medical Education with 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in headquarters-based and primarily field-based Medical and Medical Science Liaison Trainer.

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Roman Gonzalez knows about growing food and growing a company. Gonzalez is Founder and CEO of Gardenio, an Austin based startup with the big mission to get the world reconnected to their food by sharing the joy of growing it themselves – not with fancy, expensive, patented gardening gizmos, but with old fashioned good soil, good plants, and good people. Gardenio sends you everything you need to start growing on your porch or balcony, in the amount you need, curated to your area, for under $35. A kind of Blue Apron and Brandless for making your space edible. They're working on a mobile app to help you as you grow, organizing thousands of years of food growing wisdom, and more. Gardenio is a public benefit corporation built on the pillars of sustainability, public health, and food justice. 
 
Roman is a Brown University philosophy graduate, former community organizer, and current human centered designer hell bent making the gardening experience more accessible, approachable, and fun for the new gardener. Eighty percent of new gardeners are millenials like himself, and he found others like him had a similar difficult experience starting, often giving up on gardening, all for reasons that were completely solvable. Roman spends the little time he has not working on Gardenio to read books about fruit trees, learn about craft cocktails, and advocate for social justice in tech, in the food system, and in the rest of the world.