Welcome to Men Thrive. Let me ask you this. What do you think a podcast that focuses on conversations with men would sound like? Well, I promise you this ain't that.
Men Thrive is not your typical “men’s” focused podcast. It’s an experience dedicated to elevating the complexity of black men. Jeff Johnson is less host and more co-conspirator in an exploration of the transparent reflections of some amazing men. A few brothers you know, while others you should know. But all of them are open to giving you a blueprint to thrive instead of one that personifies the antiquated notion of grinding to survive. This is a podcast committed to reflect and encourage men to show up whole, operate with joy, and live with power.
Episode 28 | "I Am Not The Man I Was Before" with Don Calloway
In today's Episode of Men Thrive your host Jeff Johnson os joined by Father, Husband, former Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives and CEO and founder of Pine Street Strategies Don Calloway. In a very candid conversation about the culture and all things, marriage Jeff and Don get into what it looks like to be a husband and many of the things they had to unlearn as they've grown. Tune in to hear how Don gives us the tools on how to live a thriving life.
Episode 27 | "Black People & Black Policies" with Dr. Wes Bellamy
In today’s episode of Men Thrive, Jeff Johnson is joined by City Council Member, Professor, and Activists Dr. Wes Ballamy. At age 29, Bellamy was the youngest councilor elected under the current form of city government. In a candid conversation, Wes shares with us his journey to the man he's become today. Lastly, he shares many important keys to navigating the current state of our nation and dives into the everyday challenges, growth, and joys of his role as a father and husband. Tune in to hear how Wes gives us the tools on how to live a thriving life.
Episode 26 | "Who Are You When No One Is Watching" with Dave Salvant
In today’s episode of Men Thrive Jeff Johnson is joined by Founder & President of Squire technologies, Dave Salvant. Squire is a back-end barbershop management tool for independent businesses they launched in 2016. Dave shares with us what it takes and means to be an entrepreneur. He gives us the breakdown of how he was able to raise 100 million dollars in Venture Capitalist funding for his business Squire. Laslty, he shares many important keys to generational wealth. Tune in to hear how Dave gives us the tools on how to live a thriving life.
Episode 25 | "When The Student Becomes The Teacher" with 9th Wonder
In Today’s episode of Men Thrive, Jeff Johnson is joined by Grammy Award Winning Producer, DJ, Professor, and Hall of Famer, Ninth Wonder. He gives us the blueprint on how he evolved from a young student in North Carolina to a legendary Producer and Lecturer. Ninth dives his thoughts on the new wave of accessibility in the music industry as well as the many lessons he's learned through his years in the industry. He also shares with us how's he's navigated grief with the recent loss of his brother. Tune in to hear how to Ninth Wonder gives us the tools on how to live a thriving life.
Episode 24 | "Mind Over Matter" with Jeriel Johnson
In today's episode of Men Thrive with Jeff Johnson we had the chance to catch up with Executive Director of the Washington, DC Chapter of the Recording Academy Jeriel Johnson. Jeriel has previously held roles at Disney, Warner Bros. Records, and NBCUniversal, but most importantly he's a husband and father. In a very candid conversation, Jeriel dives into his relationship with health and wellness, and how he had to battle through a heart attack at the young age of 27. He also shares how these last few months at home have strengthed his values, relationships, and work ethic. Lastly, he drops gems on the current state of the music industry and how to navigate the business side. Tune in as Jeriel gives us the blueprint on what it really means to Thrive instead of simply grinding to survive.
Episode 23 | Boss Sh*t with Keenan Beasley
In today’s episode of Men Thrive we are joined by Serial Entrepreneur, Marketing Agency Leader, Founder of Sunday 2 Sunday, Kukua Corp CBD Products and Venture Noire, Keenan Beasley. The list honestly goes on and on for this brother. In a very candid conversation, Keenan shares with us his why and how his mother has shaped how he moves as a curator and entrepreneur. He shares what entrepreneurship means to him and what it’s taken for him to get to where he is today. It's a true conversation of purpose and work ethic. Tune in as Keenan gives us the blueprint on what it really means to Thrive.
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I’m learning so much from this podcast! All the guests are dope
Great to learn from other men on how to navigate through this journey of manhood!
thank you Jeff for bringing on guest that are wiling to be so transparent! I found this podcast randomly looking a wellness podcast for men and it honestly has helped me hearing you and the guys be so honest and real.