114 episodes

I celebrate people and organizations worth celebrating. Can you succeed without being a jerk? Can you find personal fulfillment while benefitting the planet? Can you find your own whacky, weird, unique way through your life and career? These are the questions this podcast answers.

For more episodes, highlights, and video, visit: beattheoftenpath.com

Beat the Often Path‪®‬ Ross Palmer

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

I celebrate people and organizations worth celebrating. Can you succeed without being a jerk? Can you find personal fulfillment while benefitting the planet? Can you find your own whacky, weird, unique way through your life and career? These are the questions this podcast answers.

For more episodes, highlights, and video, visit: beattheoftenpath.com

    Aliénor Salmon: Leaving a Good Career to Dance Around the World

    Aliénor Salmon: Leaving a Good Career to Dance Around the World

    Aliénor Salmon is an author, speaker and consultant. She's the creator of the book Finding Rhythm Bailando Journey.
    If ever there was a story that fit the premise of this show, it’s hers: She graduated from King’s College In London with a master’s in War Studies, then she worked as a field researcher in Mongolia and landed her dream job studying happiness for UNESCO in Bangkok, where she lived for many years. As if that wasn’t wild enough, she decided to drop her job in pursuit of her own happiness, setting out to learn the local dances of 8 Latin American countries in 8 months. She called this her "Bailando Journey", and she ended up learning 18 dances over 10 months, forever changing her life.
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    ➡️ https://bailandojourney.com/

    • 55 min
    Dr. Scott Fulbright: Carbon-Negative Ink from Algae?

    Dr. Scott Fulbright: Carbon-Negative Ink from Algae?

    Dr. Scott Fulbright is the CEO and Co-Founder of Living Ink Technologies, a company that’s developing the next generation of ink and coatings from algae.
    His innovative business model replaces the ubiquitous petroleum inks that are all around us, from packaging to clothing tags, to shirts—you name it.
    Their inks and pigments are carbon negative, and by switching to their product we can save pounds and pounds of petroleum while removing carbon dioxide from the air. It’s a true win/win/win that’s gotten him millions in funding, several honors, and partnerships with brands like NIKE, Adidas, Patagonia, and more.
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    ➡️ https://livingink.co/

    • 55 min
    Dr. Klein Ileleji: Solar Dehydrating Made Easy

    Dr. Klein Ileleji: Solar Dehydrating Made Easy

    Dr. Klein Ileleji is the CEO of JUA Technologies International, and he has dedicated his life to agriculture and engineering.
    Discover how his curiosity led him down multiple career paths, ultimately leading him on a journey from his home in Nigeria around the world. He is a professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University and the co-founder of JUA Technologies, a company that makes solar-powered food dryers for small farmers in the developing world. He distilled his decades of experience into a meaningful product to combat food insecurity, and he has my deep admiration for that. 
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    ➡️ https://juatechnology.com

    • 48 min
    Quinn Fitzgerald: A Discreet Tech Exit from Unsafe Situations

    Quinn Fitzgerald: A Discreet Tech Exit from Unsafe Situations

    Quinn Fitzgerald is the co-founder and co-CEO of Flare, a smart, fashionable bracelet that provides 24/7 safety without drawing attention to itself.
    The product was designed to prevent sexual assault, but its features are perfect for a range of unwanted situations. The bracelet can call 911, notify friends/family that you’re in distress, help you receive an incoming phone call/text message, and more. By tapping into an unfortunate but very real need, Quinn has seen her business explode, getting her millions in funding and placement in TIME, Fast Company, Forbes, and more. I’m humbled and honored that she’s here with us today to share her story. 
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    ➡️ getflare.com

    • 54 min
    Lizia Santos: Creating Better Travel Experiences with Tech

    Lizia Santos: Creating Better Travel Experiences with Tech

    Lizia Santos is the founder of CityCatt, a tech start-up that provides more unique and authentic travel experiences.
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    Lizia switched careers from journalism to start-up founder, all while raising three children, making her accomplishments all the more impressive. Her unique perspective on life and travel all led to her founding a better way for us to get connected using technology and explore new destinations. She’s been featured on CNBC and was recently ranked #33 in a list of the 100 best CEOs disrupting tech, so here’s Lizia Santos, founder of CityCatt.

    • 45 min
    Christina Merrill: Founder of the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation

    Christina Merrill: Founder of the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation

    Joining me today is Christina Merrill, President & CEO at the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation.
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    For the last 30 years, Christina has dedicated her life to improving health outcomes and quality of life for transplant and cancer patients. Her foundation has helped more than 100,000 patients and their families, they specialize in people with a cancer diagnosis and those in need of a transplant, and they provide financial assistance, educational information, and emotional support programs at no cost. She’s committed herself to a truly noble cause, so I’m honored to have her on the show today.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Q3Fit ,

Inspiring

This podcast is like getting a dose of inspiration - giving you the confidence you need to take to road less traveled.

Loliveira2 ,

One time Guest and forever listener

I was a guest at the podcast and had the pleasure to share my unusual founder story with the show listeners. Ross was an amazing interviewer and surprised me with questions and twists I’d never heard before in the many podcasts I’ve been a guest before. Loved being a guest and I’m now a faithful listener to the amazing stories being told by resilient people through the lenses of an amazing host! 🤩

Uni6869 ,

Very fun and interesting podcast!

Love that he finds all these uniquie individuals who have found a way to be happy doing what they love. Really inspiring and super interesting stories.