72 episodes

No one decides to wake up one day and walk across Antarctica. Or leave their bohemian parents and join the Navy Seals. Or any number of crazy, amazing things that people do. These aren’t the dreams most kids have. And yet, fascinating people have done them.
How? Why?
HawkeTalk is a podcast all about the origin stories of the most interesting people in the world. Today, you know our guests as famous athletes, authors, and entrepreneurs . . . but there’s so much more to the story. How did they navigate upbringings that seem so far from what they eventually became? What were those pivotal moments that steered them in a new and fascinating direction forever?
Buckle up: Everyone loves a good origin story.

HawkeTalk Erik Huberman

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 203 Ratings

No one decides to wake up one day and walk across Antarctica. Or leave their bohemian parents and join the Navy Seals. Or any number of crazy, amazing things that people do. These aren’t the dreams most kids have. And yet, fascinating people have done them.
How? Why?
HawkeTalk is a podcast all about the origin stories of the most interesting people in the world. Today, you know our guests as famous athletes, authors, and entrepreneurs . . . but there’s so much more to the story. How did they navigate upbringings that seem so far from what they eventually became? What were those pivotal moments that steered them in a new and fascinating direction forever?
Buckle up: Everyone loves a good origin story.

    73. David Meltzer: Founder of David Meltzer Enterprises (DME)

    73. David Meltzer: Founder of David Meltzer Enterprises (DME)

    No matter your condition in life, you can always be grateful. 
    A notion that has helped our guest throughout his life — From relieving the financial stressors of his mom, working as CEO of Samsung’s cell phone division, and into his role at Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment. 
    We speak with David Meltzer, Founder of David Meltzer Enterprises (DME), about his mission to empower 1 billion people, remembering to have fun within any pursuit, and the power of asking for help. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    David’s upbringing and the desire to relieve financial burden
    Time at Samsung and the transition to Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment
    Talks w/ Gary Vee and what’s next for David  


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    • 27 min
    72. Sarah Gibson Tuttle: Founder & CEO at Olive & June

    72. Sarah Gibson Tuttle: Founder & CEO at Olive & June

    If you’re not waking up excited to go to work, no matter how great the benefits or compensation, it’s time to rethink your trajectory. This is exactly the situation today’s guest found herself in, and she made a shift from finance to affordable luxury nail products.
    She wanted to pursue her passion — And from it, an enthusiastic community of customers.
    We speak with Sarah Gibson Tuttle, Founder & CEO at Olive & June, about her early days in finance, the transition to affordable luxury nail products, and creating a community through the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Sarah’s childhood and learning to love business
    Beginning her career in finance
    The transition to affordable luxury and the early days of Olive & June
    COVID-19 impacts on the business and what’s next for 2022 


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    • 38 min
    71. Christopher Gavigan: Founder & Co-CEO at Prima

    71. Christopher Gavigan: Founder & Co-CEO at Prima

    As a parent, you want to do what’s best for your child. But with so many products out there, it’s difficult to know which ones contain toxic materials and which ones don’t. 
    Armed with the desire to help these parents, our guest founded the Honest Project — Leading to an educated, excited consumer base and the future of the CBD brand Prima.
    We speak with Christopher Gavigan, Founder & Co-CEO at Prima, about his dedication to consumer empowerment through product education and diving into the CBD industry the right way.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Christopher’s upbringing and early aspirations
    What led to the start of The Honest Project and the challenges faced
    The transition into CBD and stress reduction
    What’s next for Christopher and advice to the audience  


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    70. Naveen Jain: The Entrepreneurial Master of Show, Don’t Tell

    70. Naveen Jain: The Entrepreneurial Master of Show, Don’t Tell

    We all fail from time to time. But it’s how we respond to that failure that makes the difference. As an entrepreneur, it’s maintaining a level of enthusiastic momentum during the down times so that you can disrupt an industry during the up times. 
    We speak with Naveen Jain, Founder & CEO of Viome, about his entrepreneurial upbringing in India, how he’s showing his children the adults he wants them to be, and why non-experts will out-perform an expert every time in regards to industry disruption.
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Developing an entrepreneurial mindset through childhood experiences 
    Finding his professional sweet spot & pivoting as an entrepreneur 
    Disrupting the industry as a non-expert & gut health
    Advice to others looking to make a pivot 


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    • 40 min
    69. Jake Wood: Founder & CEO at Groundswell

    69. Jake Wood: Founder & CEO at Groundswell

    For an entrepreneur, the only thing more exciting than succeeding with a project is starting fresh on the next one.
    We speak with Jake Wood, Founder & CEO at Groundswell, about his time in the Marine Corps, building a global disaster relief organization, and the lifelong passion to be an entrepreneur. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Going into the Marine Corps when the NFL didn't work out
    Helping with the Haiti catastrophe & raising money
    Moving on from global relief & what led to the decision
    What’s next for the organization & advice for the audience 


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    • 29 min
    68. Ryan Deiss: Founder & CEO Scalable.co

    68. Ryan Deiss: Founder & CEO Scalable.co

    In hindsight, connecting the dots of your professional career — recognizing how each step leads to the next — is a manageable task. 
    But foreseeing that a boy’s interest in watching infomercials at 5am would lead to a career in marketing, chasing the .com train, and building a business only to see it crash at the helm of a bad CEO?
    …Impossible to predict.
    We speak with Ryan Deiss, Founder & CEO Scalable.co, about his unpredictable career path, how he’s dealt with business growing pains, and where the future will take him next. 
    In this episode, we discuss:
    Ryan’s early days watching infomercials & starting a .com
    Running a business with little experience & realizing the pitfalls
    What’s next for Ryan and advice for the audience   


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    • 54 min

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