The Empowerful Podcast is brought to you by MiiR, a premium drinkware company with a social and environmental mission. Its founders and husband and wife team Bryan and Rebecca Papé explore the company's foundational pillars of design and generosity in conversations with authentic, curious and wildly smart people we admire. Grab your cup of coffee (or beverage of choice) and join us.
Dave Mccoy | Founder of Emerald Waters Anglers
On today’s Empowerful Podcast, we are joined by Dave Mccoy to discuss fly fishing, conservation, and how he is working to protect the rivers he cares so deeply about. As the Founder of Emerald Waters Anglers, Dave has gotten a chance to shift how he does business and rethink how businesses can operate sustainably in the "new normal".
Through the process, Emerald Waters was able to offset half of the carbon footprint in their local Washington county, and became the first fly fishing company in the world to do so! As Dave says, “how we spend our dollars can be as or more important than our actual vote.”
Maurice Harris | Creative Visionary of Bloom & Plume
Our Artist in Residence (AIR) program celebrates makers with a vision for creating a more beautiful and equitable world. These limited artist collaborations align with MiiR’s passion for making positive change, with greater impact, together.
In today’s Empowerful Podcast, we sit down with our newest AIR artist, Maurice Harris –– the visionary behind Bloom & Plume, a bespoke floral design studio located in Los Angeles. Maurice's unique point of view, sense of humor, craftsmanship, and dedication to his community has made him both one of the most sought after floral designers in LA and most followed florists on Instagram. Most recently, you can catch Maurice on the reality competition "Full Bloom" for HBOMax.
We invite you to tune into our podcast conversation to learn more!
Jack Karuletwa | Founder & CEO of SIlverback Coffee
Tune in to our latest Empowerful Podcast with CustoMiiR partner Silverback Coffee.
Founder and CEO, Jack Karuletwa, takes us on his life journey from escaping Rwanda during the Tutsi genocide, becoming a Harlom Globetrotter, to launching Silverback Coffee, a mission-driven coffee brand that sources 100% of its coffee from Rwanda and donates a portion of its proceeds to support gorilla conservation. Spoiler alert -- There was even an acting stint for Taco Bell on his path!
Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, Jack operates Silverback Coffee with a simple mission, “...help the poorest coffee farmers realize their value, empower the human resources that make it possible for every Rwandan to become a part of a global economy, and celebrate the power of the human spirit everyday - with a cup of coffee in hand!”
Marc Farrell | Founders with Founder | Ten to One Rum
On the second edition of our Founders with Founder podcast series, we are joined by Marc Farrell from Ten to One Rum, a CustoMiiR partner. Marc has a fascinating story including attending MIT at age 16, becoming the youngest VP at Starbucks, and setting out to redefine the premium rum category. Along the way, he learned countless lessons about how to innovate, manage, and use empathy to help build your dream. Tune in for an insightful conversation with the man behind the brand.
Melissa Campbell | Executive Director WA Farmland Trust
In today's episode of the Empowerful Podcast, we are joined by Melissa Campbell — Executive Director of the WA Farmland Trust. With Melissa at the helm, the trust has been securing thousands of acres of farmland across Washington for future generations. Melissa's passion for land stewardship stems from her upbringing in a small, Midwest community. Tune in for a conversation on the future of farming in the US, the trust's impact on local farmers, and insight into how we can continue to use the land sustainably.
Jeremy Courtney | Founder & CEO of Preemptive Love
In today's episode of the Empowerful Podcast, we are joined by the visionary behind Preemptive Love — Jeremy Courtney. Preemptive Love has a mission "to end war." It's an audacious goal, which Jeremy acknowledges, but isn't willing to back down from. Since the early 2000s Jeremy and his family have lived near the frontlines of conflict in the Middle East, offering help to those most in need through relief and jobs and striving to create peace through "preemptive love" and empathy. Join us for a conversation about Jeremy's calling to help, his journey to the Middle East, and Preemptive Love's role in the "new normal".
MiiR is such a cool company with a great story. Bryan and Rebecca are gifted hosts. Love the choices of guests, too!! Highly recommend.