Anxiety is raging, depression surging and even suicide is at an all-time high with new founders and entrepreneurs. Founder's Therapy brings a refreshing new approach to helping solve mental health challenges founders experience on a daily basis. Our aim is to not only shed light on this important topic but to also provide founders a support group and inspiration through simple, actionable solutions to reduce anxiety and stress through talking with other founder/entrepreneurs. We're not doctors but as entrepreneurs ourselves who have experienced and work through our own mental health challenges. We want to help inspire others to keep innovating and do their best to mitigate the anxieties, stress and depression that will inevitably come to those who are taking risks as founders. Follow along and be inspired from each episode as we explore the challenges of our guests and more importantly learn their tactics for improving their mental and emotional well-being.
Episode 10: Boy Bands and Paddleboards
Roger Seng joins us in the therapy chair in this episode. Roger talks about his history in a boy band and how that creativity and boldness helped to shape his ad agency and paddleboard company, Stoked Paddleboards. Roger is a quintessential entrepreneur, with his hands in multiple projects at once. He brings a sense of grounding to the episode with a calm and tranquil presence. Listen and learn from one of the more creative individuals on the show.
Episode 9: The Coffee Barons of Salt Lake
The title “baron” is no small feat. To get there, you either inherit the title from one of the FT hosts or accomplish something special to earn it. That’s exactly what Player One Coffee is doing, taking the coffee and gaming crowd by storm and to us, they’ve earned that title. In this episode of FT we’re excited to host the founder’s of Player One Coffee, Zack Shutt and Kyle Austin, and you’ll start to see why they earned the title Coffee Barons of Salt Lake. Get inspired by Zack and Kyle as they open up about their past and present challenges, not only by thriving in a crowded market, but how they’ve surmounted ostensibly unsurmountable mental health challenges.
Episode 8: From the lab to the farm
In this episode, Clark Bell, founder and CEO of AquaYield, is our first farmer and Agriculture Tech (AgTech) founder to sit in the therapy chair. Having been raised in the city, Clark calls himself a farmer while managing the family sod farm. After generations of success, the family decided to also try something new and bring physics to the farm. Clark gets personal by opening up about his long history of battling anxiety and the effects it has had on his businesses.
Episode 7: Innovation Born out of Necessity
Rachel Nilsson, founder of Rags, joins us in the therapy chair today to discuss how she pulled herself up by her bootstraps and innovated to survive. Rachael sewed old clothes together to sell online in order to help put her husband through law school and keep her kids fed. She is the embodiment of innovation born out of necessity. She shares how she faced her challenges head on, and inspires how to mitigate mental health challenges by staying positive as she continues to grow her brand.
Episode 6: More money, more problems
Today in the therapy chair is Ryan Treft, serial entrepreneur and e-commerce guru. Ryan gets philosophical and opens up to us about his trials and tribulations, most recently coming off a fresh adventure, an acquisition of a major e-commerce company. Ryan gives us a fresh perspective on the importance of resiliency, the need for a creative outlet, and human connection.
Episode 5: Full Moon Ceremony
We’re given a different perspective and a dose of raw authenticity from Sarah Baytop-Scott in the therapy chair this episode. From snowboarding to serial entrepreneurship, Sarah delivers truth and a fresh perspective we have yet to hear on this podcast. She discusses personality traits and characteristics founder’s should consider adopting in order to overcome mental health.
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Very inspirational and engaging. I am very excited for what the rest of Season One will bring.