Join Host @JasonGrill every week and get connected with leading businesses, newsmakers, leaders, impact makers, trendsetters, entrepreneurs, CEOs, innovators and business icons. Grill Nation with Jason Grill takes the conversation to another level and provides valuable takeaways, thoughtful and entertaining dialouge and great access to leaders in their industry. Available via Radio, Podcast or on YouTube.
Logan Freeman, Co-Founder - FTW Investments - Commercial Real Estate Investing
Guests - Jason is joined by Logan Freeman, Co-Founder / Principal at FTW Investments (www.ftwinvestmentsllc.com/grillnation). We discuss everything commercial and multi-family real estate investing and why it is an interesting and approachable investment. Additionally, we learn what the process and parameters are to do it, how private placements are growing, what the market looks like in KC region, why investors are coming to Kansas City from around the country and what trends we should expect to see soon in this area. We also learn much more about Logan's background, philosophies and FTW Investments in general. Logan brings some great sports analogies and quotes this week to the show, as well as some incredibly valuable information on real estate investing and life in general!
Dr. Saad Syed / Boston Scientific - Alleviating Chronic Pain (Pain.com)
Guests - Jason is joined by Dr. Saad Syed, a pain managment specialist who practices in acute and chronic pain managment. We discuss what chronic pain is, why the opioid epidemic has grown, why traditional treatments aren't effective and cause long term harm, what spinal cord stiulation is, how it works and why it has been so effective. Additionally, Jason is joined by James Clark, a patient who has gone through spinal cord stimulation to ease his chronic back pain. Three months into the treatment and he has never felt better saying he feels "wonderful" Hear his incredible story and so much more on the advancements of this life-changing chronic pain treatment, fascinating technology and the implementation behind it on this week's show.
Jim Carr, CEO - NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and Jeff Phillips (Landmark National Bank)
Guests - Jason is joined by Jim Carr, CEO - NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and Jeff Phillips, Senior VP - Landmark National Bank. We learn all about the NAIA and how it has grown as an organization, what leadership traits Jim believes lead to its continued success, the impact it has each and every day, new competitive collegiate sports and Champions of Character endeavors and discuss the opportunities and challenges realized throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for NAIA, student athletes and member organizations. We also hear some great stories from Jim about USA Basketball (he is on the Board) and about his time at the Olympics with the Dream Team. We finish the show with our Best for Last segment and learn some super impactful things from Jim and hear some more moving and fun stories. Awesome show this week!
Christina Livers, Restaurant Operations Consultant - US Foods (Ghost Kitchens)
Guests - Jason is joined by Christina Livers, Restaurant Operations Consultant at US Foods. We talk about ghost kitchens, examples of them, success stories, initial development and the reason they are resonating in the restaurant and consumer community, initial investment costs, revenue growth, digital integration and branding of them for existing restaurants or new restauranteurs/entrepreneurs. We also talk about how restauranteurs have dealt with dining restrictions, been innovative and resilient, why ghost kitchens have been such a success and how US Foods have worked with operators and restaurants on these endeavors. We finish the show with One Word, Best Advice, Life Lessons and what a person with a career in food like Christina will be eating for the Big Game. Fascinating food and restaurant trend that is not going anywhere now or post pandemic this week on the show.
Troost Development Project / Troost Village - Jonathan Cole (Pendulum Studio) and Tim Bowman (Compass Smart)
Guests - Jason is joined by Jonathan Cole, Pendulum Studio, and Tim Bowman, Compass Smart, to discuss the exciting 31st and Troost Development Project and the upcoming Troost Village. This is a one of kind development that will transform a historic site, area and neighborhood in Kansas City, Mo. We talk about how this project came together, why they are doing it, why it matters, lessons learned throughout the journey, what each of the 7 plus buildings and assets on site entail, how the Troost Village will be a unique gathering space, what's next for the development, MBE/WBE components, how art deco will play a part, when each phase will launch and open, current and upcoming tenants, and so much more insight from these two leaders on an incredible story and project. Super show this week and some great news for KCMO.
Ryan Bennett, Founder, The Intentional Day - A Proven Guide for Intentional Growth
Guests - Jason is joined by Ryan Bennett, Founder, The Intentional Day. We discuss what the Intentional Day is, why it matters and what it entails including Ryan's book and training programs for individuals, teams and your business. We breakdown why typical goal setting doesn't work 92% of the time, the 4 elements of proven growth that include dreaming, goal setting, daily disciplines and growth partners, where leadership typically fails and why great people make great leaders, how the 5 people you spend the most time with shape your future and trajectory and Ryan's favorite quote, best advice, proudest moment, biggest accomplishment and failure, his future goals and so much more! Perfect show and guest to start of 2021.
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Jason is a great interviewer, pulling just the right notes out of his guests. All fans of KC must subscribe!
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Jason knows how to listen and ask meaningful questions!
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Jason Grill does a great job with his show. He interviews interesting leaders and organizations who are making positive change in the world. Love the questions he asks and the way he keeps it light and interesting.