Culturation™ Podcast features raw/organic interviews with a mix of influencers, entertainers, business leaders, and entrepreneurs who are paving the way and bridging the gap between culture and innovation. Hosted by brand curator and Premier Agency founder, Justin Epstein, guests are asked to talk about their journey in life and work, lessons they’ve learned along the way, challenges and successes they experienced and more.
Jamie Giovinazzo: Cooking Up A Brand
On this weeks episode of Culturation™ we speak with the Self-Reliant Bro, Jamie Giovinazzo. We discuss how patience is the foundation of power, keeping tunnel vision, and self-reliance.
Jamie is the founder and owner of Eat Clean Bro, a meal delivery service that provides freshly prepared meals made with all-natural ingredients to your doorsteps. From a young age, he’s had a love for food and the process behind prepping it. As he grew older, his love for food and fitness converged into one. It was not until he began bodybuilding as a teenager that he discovered the true art behind the generic term “eating clean”. He saw the way proper nutrition and diet could transform the body, and was fascinated by the entire concept that simply prepping meals could completely change the way one looked and felt.
Ten years ago, he was given a compliment by a stranger in the gym followed by a question of what it was he ate, to which he replied, “Grilled chicken, sweet potatoes, and broccoli, bro.” And who would have guessed his response would light the fire and spark his destiny... He asked, “Can you cook for me?”, and just like that, at 19 years old, with zero business experience, he began working as the owner of his own food business.
Within two weeks, his entire office was ordering clean, prepared meals, and he began to see what a demand there was for clean food. What was even more interesting to him, was that people wanted healthy options, but they simply did not have the time. As he battled through highs and lows in his career, he has come out as a successful and passionate entrepreneur who loves his friends and customers as much as he loves helping people achieve their goals.
Now, Eat Clean Bro has been in business for 5 years, and prepares/delivers thousands of meals each day, and he could not be more grateful.
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Mohamed Massaquoi: The Psychology Behind Going Wide
On this weeks episode of Culturation™ we speak with the Change Manager, Mohamed Massaquoi. We discuss how to process pain, keeping mind over matter, and staying consistent.
A Charlotte, North Carolina native, Mohamed was the second-round pick for the Cleveland Browns in the 2009 NFL draft. Before joining the NFL, Mohamed earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia, where he was also named the 2008 team captain, selected as a first-team All-Southeastern Conference and Academic All-SEC member.
After retiring from the NFL, Mohamed worked as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley. In the Spring of 2017, while riding ATV's with friends, Mohamed was involved in an accident that resulted in the amputation of his left hand. Following the accident, Mohamed launched VESSOL, a change management firm which guides companies through organizational change.
Mohamed is a member of the 2018 UGA 40 under 40 class, and a 2019 graduate of Harvard's Business School's Program for Leadership Development (PLD), which is HBS's executive MBA Alternative.
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Moncho 1929: Painting Outside The Lines
On this weeks episode of Culturation™ we speak with the Awe-Inspiring Artist, Moncho 1929. We discuss carving out your path, sacrificing for your passion and staying outside of the box.
Originally from South Bronx, Moncho 1929's practice expands to London, Milan, Los Angeles and Seoul. Being deeply influenced by global aesthetics and the urban artwork that surrounds his daily life, Moncho 1929's practice continues to evolve yet stays true to challenging contemporary societal notions.
His work has been featured in various solo and group exhibitions all over the United States, and the world such as the Perez Art Museum in Miami, or Gallery Ann in Seoul, Korea. Today, his artwork can be found in the multiple private, city, and corporate collections; from Google to the French Consulate of the US, and from Paramount and Universal Pictures, to the Public Art collections of cities like Glendale, Los Angeles, and West Hollywood.
Most recently, Moncho 1929's work was acquired for the permanent collection of The Figge Museum of Art and he was included in the juried BP Portrait Awards for The National Portrait Gallery in the United Kingdom.
He currently lives and works out of Los Angeles.
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Renaldo Nehemiah: Styling Your Destiny
On this weeks episode of Culturation™ we speak with the Fashion Curator, Renaldo Nehemiah, live from the A3C Festival & Conference. We discuss staying true to yourself, manifesting your life, and being respected by all versus connected to one.
Renaldo is a wardrobe designer, fashion consultant, and creative director to entertainment icons including Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, and the Migos. His love of all things creative let him to find a passion and expertise as an art collector and curator to entertainers and business leaders across the country.
In 2017, Renaldo launched the Art of Atlanta at Art Basel Miami. In his first curated show, he brought some of Atlanta's top artistic talent to a world stage and in partnership with the City of Atlanta and CHOOSEATL, he celebrated his favorite Atlanta artists, gave a platform to some who were up and coming, and promoted the thriving ecosystem for the Arts in Atlanta.
And now, in 2019 for the biggest game of the year in the greatest city in the world, Nehemiah has partnered with Wish Gallery to curate Art of Atlanta II for the world to view.
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Zev Norotsky: Going Beast Mode For Brands
On this weeks episode of Culturation™ we speak with the Pop Culture Anthropologist, Zev Norotsky. We discuss how to pivot your career to making it a passion, moving the ball forward with persistence and a New York state of mind.
Zev is a marketing expert and cultural forecaster specializing in experiential strategies that fuse the world's of live, digital, technology and multi-media into one cohesive brand platform or experience. He originally hails from NY but currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Jennifer and two daughters Belle and Hazel.
His agency, ENTER is at the forefront of this rapidly growing industry working with everyone from blue chip brands like AT&T and InBev to emerging start ups like Perfect Day and Jaja Tequila.
He can be found most days working inside his coffee shop on Melrose Ave called, you guessed it...Agency Coffee Co.
If they ever make a movie about his life he would have to be played by Jonah Hill.
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Taylor Barnes: Rerouting For Success
On this weeks episode of Culturation™ we speak with the Sales Servant, Taylor Barnes. We discuss how your past doesn't dictate your future, finding fulfillment by helping others and pivoting your business with the progression of technology and trends.
Taylor is Vice President of Global Business Development and a founding partner at CentricsIT. Barnes co-founded CentricsIT in 2007 and has since helped the organization become one of the fastest-growing companies in Georgia and one of the top IT Solution Providers in North America. He currently manages business development for the services side of the organization, responsible for charting and maintaining an aggressive revenue growth plan. CentricsIT services revenue has grown by 400% since Barnes assumed sales leadership responsibility over the segment in 2014.
Barnes was in his early twenties when he formed CentricsIT with his partners. His first role at the organization was as an IBM product specialist, brokering secondary market IBM equipment around the world. From there, he cut his teeth in the IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) space, creating the company's ITAD practice, which would mark the beginning of the organization's successful transition from an IT hardware reseller to a global, comprehensive IT solutions provider.
He moved into his current role in 2014, first as Director before his promotion to Vice President in 2017. Barnes's company, CentricsIT, is one of the top global exporters in Georgia, with offices in Toronto, Dubai, London, and Prague and additional presence in more than 80 countries.
The company has received the GLOBE award, which honors its contributions to the state's global trade, from Governor Nathan Deal each year since 2013. Barnes is a road warrior, frequently travelling around the world to further develop the company's business worldwide.
Husband to Brittany and father to Kellar and Cyrus, he is active in the community and, alongside his wife Brittany, donates time, money and resources to multiple causes close to his heart.
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