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Extraordinary conversations with leaders and thinkers in the 805. Host Mark Sylvester interviews business innovators in an always engaging back and forth freeform format. Sponsored by California Lutheran University School of Management and Tolman & Wicker Insurance Services.

Extraordinary conversations with leaders and thinkers in the 805. Host Mark Sylvester interviews business innovators in an always engaging back and forth freeform format. Sponsored by California Lutheran University School of Management and Tolman & Wicker Insurance Services.
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Santa Barbara, CA

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Extraordinary conversations with leaders and thinkers in the 805. Host Mark Sylvester interviews business innovators in an always engaging back and forth freeform format. Sponsored by California Lutheran University School of Management and Tolman & Wicker Insurance Services.

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@805connect

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English

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805-895-3574


Episodes

Ashley Dean Sports Academy

10/11/2018
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Ashley is an avid sports enthusiast and is an athlete for life. It's no surprise she has remained in the sports industry for over 17 years. Her experience has ranged from Collegiate Volleyball Coach and Youth Development and Program Director to most recently General Manager and her current role as Director of Corporate Development at Sports Academy in Ventura County. We had a chance to catch up with her and talk about the wide-ranging offerings at Sports Academy and how they're impacting...

Duration:00:49:28

Dina Landi, Managing Partner, Riskin Partners

10/4/2018
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In this candid interview with Dina Landi, the managing partner of Riskin Partners, we learn about the local real estate market and the attraction of people to the region. She explains how the market is complicated and how our coastal lifestyle is one of the main attractors to people in the area. You'll learn what's it's like to be a realtor who focuses on properties of distinction. She gives tips for meeting new people and how to get beyond just thinking about square footage when...

Duration:00:52:26

Miguel DeCoste, Podcaster, Founder, Coast Executive Services

9/30/2018
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Miguel DeCoste, CPP, has worked in the field of security for over 25 years. He is the founder of Coast Executive Services. His background includes domestic and international Executive Protection, Security Consulting, and Event Security assignments in the private sector – including working in coordination with the USSS and State and Local law enforcement to provide client protection and site security during the 2012/2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. In addition to his 15...

Duration:00:44:18

George Ayoub, Author, Scientist and Educator

9/16/2018
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Dr. George Ayoub is an author, scientist, and educator, experienced in medical research and higher education. He has taught over 10,000 students at colleges and universities and is appreciated for his ability to make things clear for all audiences. He enjoys word plays, gardening, and teaching. His research has identified natural foods that protect our bodies from disease and improved the health of people. His most recent book, All the Worlds a Stage is a concise guide to the workings of...

Duration:00:54:06

Baseball & Martin Luther – Shaping Higher Education – Chris Kimball, President, CLU

1/16/2017
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Tying Research to Community "We're not old enough to have a history - we're all about the future." Chris Kimball is the President of California Lutheran University (CLU). He chatted with Mark and Patrick about his passion for History, Baseball and the role of the University in the community. CLU is the charter sponsor of the 805conversations podcast, and it was excellent having this time with Chris to talk about the role of the University, his background and questions you don't always get...

Duration:00:47:12

Conserving Contemporary Art – Glenn Wharton

1/16/2017
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How do you want the public to see this art? "I love the process of Discovery." Glenn Wharton, Clinical Associate Professor of Museum Studies at New York University sat with Mark and Patrick to talk about art, new media, community, and conservation. "How do you want the public to see this art?" Is one of the primary questions Glenn would ask artists during an interview process when he's documenting the art, how it's to be displayed or portrayed. This discussion and the resulting threads...

Duration:00:47:39

CIE Elevator Pitch Winners - Haley Pavone and Sarah Keas

12/29/2016
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How to communicate your big idea in 90 seconds Sarah Keas and Haley Pavone, winners of the CIE Elevator Pitch Competition sat with Mark and Patrick to talk about the road leading to the competition. About the Elevator Pitch Competition: Hosted each fall, the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship's Elevator Pitch Competition allows undergraduate and graduate students to share product ideas, innovative services or a startup plan at any stage of development. This year the 7th...

Duration:00:42:35

Curating Your Corporate Culture - John Greathouse

12/29/2016
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QUALITY OF CHARACTER IS YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE "Hiring is the key.” John Greathouse, Professor of Practice at UCSB, co-founder of Rincon Ventures and renowned Santa Barbara entrepreneur sat for an extended conversation with Mark and Patrick about teaching, writing, and coaching. John’s a local treasure. This wide-ranging conversation covered a lot of ground including: What’s’ a Professor of Practice – and who else at UCSB is one? Hint, previous podcast guest Trip Hawkins A brief dip into...

Duration:00:51:33

Business Black Belt - Burke Franklin

12/29/2016
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SPEAKING FORWARD "Remember your keys vs. Don't forget your keys." Burke Franklin, local entrepreneur, writer, and martial artist, sat with Mark and Patrick to talk about his back story and philosophy about business. Very interesting character who also loves to sail. You can learn even more about him here. This wide-ranging conversation covered a lot of ground including: Selling word processors in the late 80's How he got the business bug from his grandfather who was an entrepreneur just...

Duration:00:59:23

Kick Cancer's Ass - A story of resilience - Angel Speier

12/22/2016
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The amazing story behind packedkits.com "We started that night" Angel Speier (pronounced Spire) is the co-founder, with her husband of PackedKits. She met with Mark and Patrick for a candid and funny conversation about how they decided to build a company the night that he had his first Chemo session. Packed Kits are designed for people enduring chemotherapy, and the caregivers who accompany them. The idea came from practical experience when Angel and Kevin started going to UCLA Medical...

Duration:00:46:42

TEDxSantaBarbara - Behind the Scenes

12/22/2016
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"They delivered the Talk of their Lives" Mark Sylvester, host of this show and Executive Producer of TEDxSantaBarbara did a quick recap with Patrick about the recent TEDx event in Santa Barbara. Note: This is the second show that Mark and Patrick have talked about TEDxSantaBarbara. The first one was several weeks before the event. This wide-ranging conversation covered a lot of ground including: -It's a 6-month effort that took a core team and 60 day-of volunteers to produce. -The...

Duration:00:19:54

Feeding a Culture of Trust - Tom Holt, CEO, Urbane Cafe

12/4/2016
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Feeding a Culture of Trust - Tom Holt, CEO, Urbane Cafe by 805connect

Duration:00:47:43

Make Your Money Last a Lifetime - Kevin Bourke, CFP

11/29/2016
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I think about listening carefully "6 out of 10 adults fear running out of money." Kevin Bourke, CFP, the founder of Bourke Wealth Management and noted Author, sat with Mark and Patrick to talk about his practice and his novel approach to managing finances. We thought this would be a great interview to have after we had talked with Professor Harry Starn about training Certified Financial Planners. We were right. This wide-ranging conversation covered a lot of ground including: Kevin's been...

Duration:00:49:10

The Portrait Project - David Kafer, Photographer

11/27/2016
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My mentor, Tom Wolf, taught me how to see. "I like to absorb when I walk around" David Kafer, the force behind the Portrait Project 100K, met with Mark and Patrick to talk about the project and his passion for the people he photographs. This wide-ranging conversation covered a lot of ground including: How the Portrait Project began His philosophy about photography, especially as it relates to people The story of his first photo - not that long ago His first photography trip, to Italy and...

Duration:00:52:08

Funding Social Change - Elena Richardson - The Fund for Santa Barbara

11/22/2016
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IN THE HEART OF THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY Elena Richardson, Director of Grantmaking, at the Fund for Santa Barbara, sat with Mark and Patrick to talk about the progressive movement in the region and the Fund’s role. We learned about the organization, her passion for philanthropy and activist causes. This wide-ranging conversation covered a lot of ground including: What she loves the most – working with the grantees How they work hard at giving away 500K a year to most deserving...

Duration:00:40:06

Storytelling and Financial Planning - Professor Harry Starn

11/16/2016
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Clients don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. Professor Harry Starn Jr, MS, CFA, CFP helped educate Mark and Patrick on how teaching Financial Planners has changed. He is the Director of Financial Planning Program at California Lutheran University. His audience is those seeking an MBA in Financial Planning. This wide-ranging conversation covered a lot of ground including: How to prepare Financial Planning professionals What he means by Holistic Planning (It's an art...

Duration:00:54:29

Unite to Light - Megan Birney

11/9/2016
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Unite to Light - Megan Birney by 805connect

Duration:00:49:12

Lets Talk About It - A Legal Conversation - Stephen Miles

11/9/2016
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Lets Talk About It - A Legal Conversation - Stephen Miles by 805connect

Duration:00:52:41

Protecting Your future - Ray Clem, Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services

11/4/2016
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"Treat me like your Doctor." - Ray suggests you be honest. The more you can talk about the inner workings of your business, the more he can help. Ray Clem, one of the members of Tolman & Wiker Insurance Services, sat with Mark and Patrick to put a human face and plain talk to the sometimes complex topic of business insurance. What was refreshing is that Ray helped us both understand the nuances of the need for protection with an eye and ear towards keeping things uncomplicated. We got the...

Duration:00:59:44

Take the go. Jill Seltzer, Ensemble Theater's Jill Seltzer

10/31/2016
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Theater lingo that the Show Director says before each cue. Example, "get ready for the red spotlight." "Ready?" "Take that go!" Jill Seltzer, the new Managing Director of the Ensemble Theater at the New Vic met with Mark and Patrick to talk about the company and the venue. With Patricks' interest in the Arts and Mark's recent TEDx experience at the New Vic, this was a stimulating conversation for all of us. My career makes sense looking back, but I didnt see it coming." This wide-ranging...

Duration:00:53:47