Stoked Lifestyle

Are you a doer, risk-taker, or change agent wanting to leverage your 9 to 5 skills and marry your passion and career instead? STOKED Lifestyle i...

Business, Careers, Management & Marketing, Health, Self-Help

LOCALS SURF SCHOOL On today's episode, we're talking to Mike and Mike of Local Surf School. Longtime supporters of STOKED, Mike and Mike grew up in the Rockaways and have strong roots in the area. A rarity in New York, the surf scene in that area nurtured a deep passion and love for surfing in...
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Background Starting as a writer with her Master’s Degree in Journalism, Giselle Wasfie found herself unfulfilled. She decided to take the scary step to go back to school and pursue her Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine. With looming doubts concerning the cost and time that a master’s degree wo...
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Background Marc Hans is a man of many different hustles and talents. He finds himself doing a lot of different things, all of them strung together by the common thread of creativity. Educator turned design thinker, Marc plans his projects based on the level of help he thinks he can give.  ...
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Background Danny Gillcrist and Jordan Lutes have grown up traveling the world. They are now a creative  Photographer/ Video team duo. Their work includes shooting commercial products on locations around the world. A recent project had them on a location where they featured red bull swimming poo...
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BACKGROUND Author Dev Aujla began his career running a Canadian non-profit called “Dream Now”. Dream Now organized several different clubs for Canadian youth, ranging in topic from climate change awareness to eating disorders to environmental awareness. As the kids of the program started to...
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BACKGROUND Chip Thomas is a music executive and a performer. Chip has played the drums ever since he was in 5th grade. He knew he wanted to work in the music business, but he also had a passion for performing. After college, he took an internship at a company called Wind-Up Records. He gave hims...
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BACKGROUND Clare Healy is a 28-year-old communications mogul. She's currently based in LA where she works for an ad-tech agency called System1. Her main job is strategizing on how to reach consumers by engaging them and creating content that they want to read. STORYTELLING Clare’s love and p...
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BACKGROUND US Army Veteran, Stacey Barre, came home from Iraq in 2007 suffering from symptoms of PTSD and alcohol addiction. Then, in 2009 when a friend took him rock climbing, he had a moment where he felt free of all the guilt and bad feelings about the past. After the climb, an idea came to...
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In 2003, Kelly was self-employed and working in the electric sign industry. As much as he was comfortable in this business, he wasn't quite fulfilled. His wife suggested that he put a resume on Craigslist and that’s exactly what he did. Shortly thereafter, he received a phone call from Mitchell ...
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"Being a fearless leader is about getting into someone else's head and seeing things from their perspective, let go of your ego and instead help move things forward in a big way" -Ryan Bukstein VP of Ace Hotel Group, Ryan Bukstein's journey began with an email from the company "Never Stop". Nev...
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Rick Alessandri is the Executive Vice President at Univision Communications. At a young age, he didn’t expect to be a media executive. In fact, he originally thought that he would be an attorney, but quickly realized he wasn't passionate about it. From a young age, his passions had been more cen...
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  Jennifer Gonzalez had spent quite a bit of time working at her family’s insurance agency, but she always felt a little bit constricted. She felt that she had a different purpose in life, but what it was she couldn’t immediately pinpoint. In a bid to keep fit, she would run 5 miles every mornin...
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  Miki Reynolds is the executive director of Grid110, a company she co-founded in 2014. They're a community in economic development non-profit, which is in partnership with the Mayor’s office. The company mainly focuses on activating and supporting the start-up ecosystem in Downtown, Los Angeles...
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HOW THE BUSINESS STARTED Hasan Piker has always had a passion for politics. After high school, he came to the United States to study and thereafter he got an Internship at The Young Turks (TYT). Eventually, he started producing on the side, He would sneak in as many extra hours as he could so ...
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Brian Atlas is the president and COO of Dyrdek Machine. Dyrdek Machine is a venture studio passionate about building brands and consumer media. Rob Dyrdek, who’s the founder and CEO, and Brian, met at only 20 years old and built Street League Skateboarding together which he ran for about a decad...
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Today, we have Claire Lew. She’s the CEO of Know Your Company which is a software tool that helps CEO’s overcome growing pains. When companies grow, the CEO’s feel like they're losing touch of the company’s employees. Know Your Company helps CEO’s get the insights that they're looking for and cr...
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EARLY BACKGROUND In this episode, we speak with Mike Smith. In elementary and high school, Mike was the rowdy kid who never sat down. He was actually prescribed some ADD medication and told he was a troubled kid but he was just full of energy and life. He always looked forward to memorable momen...
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Thank you so much for listening to our second season of the STOKED Lifestyle Podcast! In this recap episode, Steve talks about a few of his favorite moments of the past season and discusses plans for the future. Hope you enjoy. To learn more about STOKED visit: https://www.stoked.org/ htt...
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Artist, designer, author, and educator, James Victore was born to be creative, but it wasn’t until he began designing posters in NYC that he truly discovered his calling. Years later, he has exhibited works at the MOMA, Palais du Louvre, and Library of Congress, by pouring his passion and opinio...
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Sensing a need to showcase small entrepreneurs with big visions, April Francis founded Dose Market in 2011. Today this Chicago based, pop-up marketplace is in high demand for those in search of exceptional, locally-made clothes, jewelry, art, food, and other wares. Tune in to hear her journey. H...
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