30 episodes

Masters and Founders is your weekly resource for all things business, startups, and mastering a craft or skill. The show's guests are the doers that inspire others to follow their own journey. They think outside the box, march to the beat of their own drum, and in the process create the best versions of themselves. Masters and founders follow a passion, something in their gut, for them there is no other choice but to follow their journey.
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Masters and Founders Dan Dillard

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Masters and Founders is your weekly resource for all things business, startups, and mastering a craft or skill. The show's guests are the doers that inspire others to follow their own journey. They think outside the box, march to the beat of their own drum, and in the process create the best versions of themselves. Masters and founders follow a passion, something in their gut, for them there is no other choice but to follow their journey.
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    Joshua B. Lee of StandOut Authority

    Joshua B. Lee of StandOut Authority

    In this episode of Masters and Founders, Host Dan Dillard welcomes his guest, fellow serial entrepreneur and long-time friend, Joshua B. Lee to the show. Dan and Josh sat down together at Austin’s Ibble Studios to talk about the highs and lows of Josh’s journey as an entrepreneur. 
    Josh is the founder and CEO of StandOut Authority, which he started in 2014. StandOut Authority helps businesses grow their influence and optimize the human connection through LinkedIn. Focusing on H2H connections, rather than B2B or B2C, Josh’s energy and passion comes through in everything he does. But that wasn’t always so. It took a bad bet and the loss of several businesses to make him realize, you have to understand failure to be able to appreciate success.
    And as a founder and business owner, Josh has seen plenty of both — and learned a whole lot about what really matters along the way. He got his start in 2003 working in online marketing for businesses like MySpace and Google, and over the two decades that followed, went on to start 16 businesses and author a book called “Balance is Bullsh*t.” 
    In their conversation, Josh shares the proudest moments in his career, why seeking counsel has been instrumental for his relationships and personal growth, and digs into why sharing stories of both successes and failures as entrepreneurs is so important for the next generation of founders.
    Learn more and watch the podcast at foundingAUSTIN.
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    • 34 min
    Search & Convert with Change 1

    Search & Convert with Change 1

    Cortney Jones is a social worker, Child Welfare advocate, and the Executive Director and Founder of Change 1, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support services that improve the lives of children, youth, and families that experience the Child Welfare system and other Health & Human Services systems.
    She joins hosts Dan Dillard and PJ Christie for the final episode of Search & Convert’s Founder Spotlight series to share her experiences as a founder, the work that Change 1 accomplishes, and her involvement in Search & Convert’s Black Businesses Matter initiative. 
    Highlights include: 
    Cortney’s journey from social worker to founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Change 1 How Change 1 works in the community to support children transitioning out of the Child Welfare system The unique challenges that entrepreneurs face when they’re founding a nonprofit organizationWhy it’s important for people working with Foster Youth to have lived experiences in the Child Welfare system  The challenges that entrepreneurs of color face as a direct result of their raceHow you can help Change 1 manifest their goals to build a one-stop drop-in center for Foster Youth and young adults who have emancipated from the system 
    This Founder Spotlight series is sponsored by Search and Convert, an Austin-based marketing agency that can help your business get more leads through your site.

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    • 36 min
    Search & Convert with NefrFreshr, the Black Live Music Fund, and DAWA

    Search & Convert with NefrFreshr, the Black Live Music Fund, and DAWA

    Jonathan Chaka Mahone is an artist, activist, and entrepreneur. He is one half of the dynamic hip hop duo Riders Against the Storm alongside his wife Ghislaine Qi Dada Jean, as well as the designer behind the fashion line NefrFreshr. Through this creative work, Mahone recognized and experienced injustice in how Austin supports artists of color. He shares his experiences and tells us how he created the Black Live Music Fund and DAWA to address these needs and alleviate these systemic issues.
    Mahone joins hosts Dan Dillard and PJ Christie for the second Founder Spotlight in Search & Convert’s series to shine light on systemic issues in Austin, share how he combines art and activism to effect change in our community, and discuss his involvement in Search & Convert’s Black Businesses Matter initiative. 
    Highlights include: 
    How Riders Against the Storm was an entry point for Mahone to start NefrFreshr, the fashion lineHow NefrFreshr combines ancestral wisdom and present perspective to share a message while looking fresh at the same timeHow Austin fails to support Black musicians, and how the Black Live Music Fund helps to address that issue How DAWA aids community frontliners and artists of color in times of crisis How to recognize your community’s needs and provide solutions to those needsThe importance of being involved in the community to uproot systemic issues and keep them from getting worse
    This Founder Spotlight series is sponsored by Search and Convert, an Austin-based marketing agency that can help your business get more leads through your site.

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    • 28 min
    Search & Convert with Improv | On and Off the Stage

    Search & Convert with Improv | On and Off the Stage

    Shannon Stott, improviser, teacher, and founder of Improv | On and Off the Stage, sits down with founder of Search & Convert PJ Christie and our host Dan Dillard to talk about her experiences as a founder and her involvement in Search & Convert’s Black Businesses Matter initiative. 
    Highlights include: 
    Stott’s journey from corner office to entrepreneur How improvisational skills can translate in our day-to-day lives, helping us connect to ourselves and others Why Search & Convert believes you have to get to know a client before you can provide SEO services to them The challenge that Black entrepreneurs face when they are looking for support but want to avoid being in service of empty, performative gestures Stott and Christie’s advice for entrepreneurs
    This Founder Spotlight episode is sponsored by Search and Convert, an Austin-based marketing agency that can help your business get more leads through your site. 
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    • 39 min
    Don Donovan

    Don Donovan

    This week Dan is sitting down with Don Donovan of Baker Street Solutions. Don is an inventor, data junkie, and author of The Right to Succeed™, a marketing approach guaranteed to deliver. With 20 years of client experience at Procter & Gamble in brand, category and general management, and 15 years of marketing consulting as founder and CEO of Baker Street Solutions, Don is Baker Street’s “Discovery” guru. Don’s vision for how consumer behavior is translated into predictive modeling is the basis for his extraordinary career.
    Guest: Don Donovan
    Host: Dan Dillard
    Producer: Myrriah Gossett
    Audio Engineer: Jake Wallace
    Learn more about Don and Baker Street: https://bakerstreetsf.com
    Founding Media YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLyxQReKL3jHiwd0BXsTcGQ
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    Founding Austin

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    • 43 min
    Chris Condit

    Chris Condit

    This week Dan is chatting with Chris Condit. Chris along with his now wife Mandy founded the Texas 4000 in 2004. Chris is a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor having been diagnosed at age 11. He created the Texas 4000 as a way to continue the fight against cancer by raising funds for research and sharing hope, knowledge, and charity throughout the continent. Chris felt that creating the longest charity bicycle ride in the world, from Texas to Alaska, would be an appropriate way to fight the nation’s greatest disease threat.
    Guest: Chris Condit
    Host: Dan Dillard
    Producer: Myrriah Gossett
    Audio Engineer: Jake Wallace
    Learn more about Chris and the Texas 4000: https://www.texas4000.org
    Founding Media YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLyxQReKL3jHiwd0BXsTcGQ
    A Founding Media Podcast
    Founding Austin

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    • 35 min

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Excellent!

Great interview. Fascinated that if he hadn't broken his collar bone on his very first football play he might never have learned guitar. That's great!

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Very promising new podcast!

I can’t wait for the next episode!! Such an interesting conversation with an Austin legend. I love the concept of this podcast and can’t wait to hear the stories from the next masters!

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