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Episode 59: Empowering Entrepreneurs with Chas Wilson

Learning Life with Jon Tota

Release Date: 11/14/2019

#137: Healthcare Decoded with Rich Tarrant show art #137: Healthcare Decoded with Rich Tarrant

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This week we have Vermont entrepreneurial success story, Rich Tarrant. Tarrant founded what would become IDX Systems Corporation back in 1969, later acquired by GE Healthcare. His latest company is Marathon Health, based right off the Winooski Circle. Tarrant sits down with Jon to discuss his basketball career at St. Mikes, and how it led to being a pioneer in healthcare technology. Tarrant also talks about the function of health insurance in modern healthcare and his educational philanthropy. Learn more about Marathon Health by visiting

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#136: Adventures in Business with Sas Stewart show art #136: Adventures in Business with Sas Stewart

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This week we have Vermont serial entrepreneur Sas Stewart. You may know Sas as the co-founder of Stonecutter Spirits and creator of the sought-after popup Adventure Dinner events. Sas sits down with Jon to discuss making things special - from food and drink to experiences for customers and employees alike. Sas has been running Adventure Dinners since 2014, providing a bespoke experience of locally-sourced food and wine, and one-of-a-kind surprise adventures around the beautiful state of Vermont, including secret island getaways and a Shelburne Vineyards residency. During the COVID Crisis, Sas...

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#135: Just Breathe with Dr. Rob Williams show art #135: Just Breathe with Dr. Rob Williams

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"So the goal with peak flow is to figure out how to coach humans in multiple breathwork modalities and to become aware of how you can change your breathing and change your life moment. By moment, it's the most fundamentalist, the most elemental thing we do is to breathe." In this live episode, we have Vermont serial entrepreneur, Professor, and friend of the show Dr. Rob Williams. Whether you know him from the Yak it to Me Burger stand, teaching at University of Vermont and Champlain College, or as a major voice on Vermont Independent Radio, Dr. Rob always shares something new and interesting....

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#134: Business Brewed Right with Switchback's Bill and Craig show art #134: Business Brewed Right with Switchback's Bill and Craig

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"I guess I've always had a sense of wanting to involve everybody into the brewery from the very beginning. I was kind of well-known in the early days, when I was out on the floor working right next to everybody and if anyone asked, "why are we doing this?" they learned to maybe not ask those kinds of questions because they'd get about a half hour a conversation with me explaining that particular ingredient or that particular temperature on the mash profile for the beer." What makes Switchback Brewing Co special? From the classic Ale to the Karsten Lager, Citra-Pils and the IPA, and now their...

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#133: Start Up and Start Here with VCET show art #133: Start Up and Start Here with VCET

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This week we have special guests David Bradbury and Sam Roach-Gerber, fellow podcast hosts and President/Vice-President of VCET, the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies. VCET offers programs, capital, and business mentoring for Vermont entrepreneurs. Through VCET, David and Sam co-host the Start Here podcast, showcasing business success stories across the state and the Vermont Startup Collective, a community of entrepreneurs to help start conversations and build better businesses together.    Learn more at Join the Vermont Startup Collective: Listen to the Podcast:  

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#132: The Principles of Podcasting with Ben Krueger show art #132: The Principles of Podcasting with Ben Krueger

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Based in Burlington Vermont, Ben Krueger is the founder and CEO of Cashflow Podcasting, where he helps industry advocates reach more people, change more lives and move entire industries forward. Having collaborated on hundreds of podcasts since 2012, he has developed 8 Podcast Principles that when applied, lead to highly effective business podcasts. Built on these principles, they've developed a proven system for leaders to host their own world-class podcast in a fraction of the time. In this episode, Ben and Jon discuss how to make a truly great podcast and engage your audience. Learn more at...

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Episode 101 Flashback: James Lawrence Conquers 100 Today show art Episode 101 Flashback: James Lawrence Conquers 100 Today

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This week we rewind to congratulate good friend of the show, James Lawrence, on completing a journey he started 100 days ago - The Conquer 100.  That’s a full distance triathlon every day since March 1st… Yes, we’re talking a 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles on the bike followed by a marathon.  Every day.  For 100 days.  Congratulations to you, James! Back in September, James joined Jon on the podcast to talk about how he accomplishes these world record feats, the value of teamwork and his family and how each of us can push our own limits by taking on new experiences. Check...

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#131: Going Local to Make an Impact with Dan White show art #131: Going Local to Make an Impact with Dan White

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"For Localvore, we're a technology company that focuses on really connecting local consumers and regional consumers to businesses that are creating a more sustainable agricultural economy sourcing locally and making an impact." Dan White knows what it means to go local. He likes to think of Localvore as the "Patagonia of tech," dedicated to sustainable practice and reinvestment in community. What better way to do that then with food? And where better than Burlington Vermont? White chose Burlington to start Localvore because of Vermont's similarly aligned values and farm-to-table agricultural...

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#130: Family First with Jackson Latka show art #130: Family First with Jackson Latka

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"I'm very bullish on Vermont, in general, because I think the quality of life here is absolutely incredible. And I think as people start to prioritize that, and, you know, keep their business and their personal life and kind of hold it to the same high expectations, I think we'll see a lot more people moving here and a lot more interesting things happening." Jackson Latka is a Vermont entrepreneur with a family-first photo app: Notabli. Built right in Burlington, Notabli is a scrapbook for parents that keeps photos, videos, audio, notes, quotes and more in a privacy-first library with printing...

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#129: Networked to Grow with Michael Ly show art #129: Networked to Grow with Michael Ly

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"We definitely leverage Burlington and our values here in order to build a national brand. " Michael Ly has been a Vermonter for 10 years, and an entrepreneur his whole life.  Ly is the CEO of Reconciled, the cloud-based virtual bookkeeping and CFO advisory service. He has previously worked as a controller, consultant, and CFO. On top of all that, he's the co-founder of Humnly on-demand HR.  Listen to Michael Ly's story on building his businesses, remote work. and scaling up in a small city like Burlington. Follow on LinkedIn: Get started with Reconciled: Check Out Humnly:  ...

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[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text]This week, Jon sits down with author, speaker, fellow podcast host, and CEO Chas Wilson. Chas is cofounder and CEO of Master Networks, a chapter-based business education organization for entrepreneurs and business leaders. Chas built Master Networks with emphasis on high quality learning and a people-first focus, he wants to create real, lasting business relationships. Hear Chas talk about his path to success, the importance of family, and his mission to help business people.
Jon will be a guest on Chas’s podcast, Connect Share Prosper soon, so stay tuned!
Want to learn more about Chas Wilson and Master Networks?
Find him on Linkedin here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chasw/
Find his website and the Connect Share Prosper Podcast here: https://chaswilson.clickfunnels.com/home-page
Check out Master Networks Here:
www.masternetworks.com
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