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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industries such as education, business, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!
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The Marketplace is a weekly podcast posted every Sunday and hosted by Priest Willis, Sr. The podcast is created with you in mind and talks with a variety of industry leaders in business, education, music, sports, comedy, entrepreneurship and more!

Jul 28, 2018

Episode 100!! Thank you for joining me on this amazing journey in talking with amazing, inspiring, creative people. In this episodes, I had the pleasure of sitting down with current CEO and Co-founder of Super Heroic, Jason Mayden. 

Jason and I met briefly while he was in Raleigh, NC to speak at the city's Small Business Week Kick-Off where I brought my sons to hear his inspiring message of entrepreneurship, design, fatherhood and play.

In his previous role at Nike, Jason Mayden oversaw the design and execution of all conceptual products, data driven
innovations and inline lifestyle and performance product for Jordan Brand, as the Senior Global Design Director.

Jason Mayden Super Heroic

During his 13+ year career at Nike, Mayden led and contributed to the creation of innovative sport performances products for athletes and cultural icons such as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Derek Jeter, and Michael Jordan.

Super Heroic Inc. a business focused on creating quality play performance product, technology and services for elementary school aged children and families.

Jason and I discuss;

  • His experience growing up in Chicago and the inspiration of the Michael Jordan era
  • His experience and evolution while at Nike
  • His Passion for gym shoes...tennis shoes, kicks, you get it :)
  • Leaving Nike and starting his own brand, Super Heroic
  • Magic Johnson becoming an investor
  • Best business advice
  • and much more!!
Jul 22, 2018

Vadim saw a major problem in the industry: consumers are confused and can't see through the haze of hype on CBD all over the internet. The CBD School was created to educate consumers on how to use CBD and where to find the best products for their needs.

CBD Chain

Vadim is the CBD Professor. For the last two decades, he has dedicated himself to researching the benefits of the cannabis plant. But it wasn't enough to learn about the benefits for himself—he wanted to share them with the world.

Thus the CBD School was created.

We discuss:

  • CBD School and how it started
  • Promoting CBD sites
  • What is CBD? Where CBD come from?
  • Difference from hemp, Marijuanna
  • What’s the amount of CBD in Hemp Oil? What’s the amount of CBD in Cannabis Oil?
  • and much more!

Other Resources:

Our Interview on Vadim's Show 'CBD School' 

Mention in the show - Dr. Rachna Patel

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Jul 15, 2018

For the first 24 years of his life, Chris Rickerson’s future looked dim. He grew up in poverty, with a drug-addicted mother and drug demons of his own. chris-rickerson-sons

Facing dire consequences, he turned his life around and, in 2013, started Elite Staffing Solutions, a Wichita, Kansas-based staffing company that lifts up people who are struggling as he once did.

We talk about;

  • Growing up in a home with a drug addicted mother
  • Chris’s own battles with substance abuse
  • How his faith helped him turn his life around
  • Why his firm doesn’t hesitate to hire those with similar backgrounds to Chris’s
  • The keys to Elite Staffing Solutions rapid growth
  • Mentors
  • People over profit
  • Advice to other entrepreneurs

Earn $50k-$60k! Apply Now! Chris is looking for a Operations Manager!

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Other Links:
This $3 Million Company Hires People Who Need a Second Chance. Because Its Founder Needed Help Once, Too. (INC article)

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