ALCHEMY can be defined as "a seemingly magical process of transformation or creation," according to the Oxford English Dictionary. This podcast exists to tell the stories of entrepreneurs, business owners, and leaders (doing just that, in their industry). Welcome to Industry Alchemist, formerly Colorado A-List. In each episode, we learn about the journey of the brave souls carving a new path, moving their industry and our lives forward in an extraordinary way. The host of the show is Matt Brower, Owner and Managing Broker at a Denver boutique commercial real estate firm, Column Commercial Part
Episode 41-Managing Your Office Space (Like a Boss)
This episode's guest is an entrepreneur in an industry that's top of mind for all business owners right now as we figure out how the future of our office space will look moving forward. Brian Watson co-Founded Proximity 4 1/2 years ago. Proximity is a workplace management platform technology that helps coworking companies and corporate real estate directors efficiently manage the daily operations of physical space. Although the company is relatively new, Proximity’s technology is being used in over 400 locations across the US! Listen and get inspired by this incredibly labor-saving and versatile technology!
Episode 40-The Magic In Collaboration
If you do any business networking in Denver, there is a good chance you have met or heard the name Erik Mitisek. For over 20 years he has had an integral role in shaping the Denver business landscape through founding and developing multiple large-scale entrepreneurial networking groups. His superpower truly is designing collaborative networks of people. As Founder and CEO for the company Highwing, he does the same thing! Highwing is a digital platform for commercial insurance carriers, brokers, and clients to collaborate most efficiently with the best technology and data. Having this innovative technology also serves to form and strengthen the relationships between all parties involved in navigating the complexities of insurance.
For additional information about Erik, check out www.mitisek.com and for additional information about Highwing, visit www.highwing.io.
Episode 39-The Journey of Pairing Passions with Talent in a New Way
Matt interviews Mario Nocifera, a distinguished figure in the hospitality and service industry. He and business partner Robert Champion are in the midst of developing, perhaps the first of its kind, an “immersive art and dance bar.” This is THE dedicated place (located in Denver) to saturate your senses with beautiful sounds, ethereal motifs, delectable food, perfectly crafted libations, and enjoy a variety of events, activities, and entertainment. Listen to learn more about the very unique concept that is slated to come to fruition soon - in 2021, just as you are ready to come out of hibernation and reconnect with your tribe!
For additional information, visit beacon.co.
Episode 38-Creating an Experience Through Marketing
In this episode, Matt interviews Justin Moss, Founder of The Pineapple Agency. Justin’s experiential marketing firm has worked with many clients you may be familiar with such as Adidas, Under Armour, Google, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, Live Nation, (the list goes on!). Listen to learn what experiential marketing is, how the company has temporarily shifted strategies to work through the pandemic, and find out why Matt was once the Bud Light Knight for one of The Pineapple Agency's marketing activations! This episode is a great listen. Justin is an inspiration to be around, not just for what he does for a living and the company he has built, but also because he is unabashedly himself- intense, authentic, compassionate, and tons of fun! For more information about Justin’s marketing agency, check out thepineappleagency.com.
Episode 37-The MMA Fight in All of Us
What started out as a coping mechanism for fear transformed into survival, personal development, leadership as well as a livelihood AND a devotion to other human beings. In this episode, learn what led Eliot Marshall to become a professional mixed martial arts fighter, business owner at Easton Training Center, and TEDX speaker. He addresses the difference between running from our fears and hiding them from others versus facing our fears and having the courage to reveal them to others. Listen, as he offers some great advice for all of us who are coping with the current events in our world.
Also, Eliot has a podcast too! check out The Gospel of Fire (and his new book with the same name)!
Note: Industry Alchemist is working to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This episode was recorded on 11/6/20 during a zoom call, rather than an in-person interview using podcast equipment; therefore, you may notice a difference in the quality of sound.
Episode 36-Existential Potential
Fear is one potential response to actual or perceived threats. Often it is fear that stands in the way of our potential, our desires, and our purpose. Facing our fears can be tough. It may be the hardest and darkest work we’ll ever do. Mike Valentine’s job is to help us face the fears that hold us back from what we would like to do and provide guidance to remove the obstacles from our path..... Not gonna lie, this episode is deep!
Listen as Mike recalls a time in his childhood that first sparked empathy and an existential awareness. He now has over 30 years of experience in the field of human potential, leadership, and personal development. He’s an ex-ironworker, rides a Harley, and is a self-proclaimed “Fear Hunter”. Mike also has a huge empathic heart! This episode is awe-inspiring, introspective, and extraordinary and will indeed embolden you to live your life “On Purpose Now.”
For additional information about Mike’s work and how to get in touch with him, please visit his website, www.onpurposenow.com.
Always interesting & great host!