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Many of us start off with a plan or conception of what our life and career will look like, but often times we end up in a completely different place than we ever could have dreamed? This is a podcast where we sit down with celebrities, athletes, and entrepreneurs to hear how they handled life's unexpected events. I am your host Andrew East, engineer turned professional athlete turned entrepreneur and I can’t wait to share these stories with you to help inspire you to reach your dreams.

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Many of us start off with a plan or conception of what our life and career will look like, but often times we end up in a completely different place than we ever could have dreamed? This is a podcast where we sit down with celebrities, athletes, and entrepreneurs to hear how they handled life's unexpected events. I am your host Andrew East, engineer turned professional athlete turned entrepreneur and I can’t wait to share these stories with you to help inspire you to reach your dreams.

    089 Erika Olde | Film to Food

    089 Erika Olde | Film to Food

    On today's episode, we talked with Erika Olde.

    After a successful career as a film producer running Black Bicycle Entertainment, Erika Olde is pivoting to creating content in the digital space. She just launched her new comfort food website Olde & New after her own personal struggle to find versions of her favorite recipes that fit into her lifestyle. Erika also continues to run her non-profit organization, The Erika Film Foundation, helping aspiring young filmmakers by providing them with the education, tools, and professional networks needed to pursue successful careers in the film industry.

    Follow Erika and her work below:

    Olde and New Website ▶ www.oldeandnew.com /
    Instagram ▶ https://www.instagram.com/oldeandnew/?hl=en
    The Erika Film Foundation ▶ www.erikafilmfoundation.org
    Instagram ▶ https://www.instagram.com/erikafilmfoundation/?hl=en

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    • 29 min
    088 Umama Kibria | Marketing to Fitness Founder

    088 Umama Kibria | Marketing to Fitness Founder

    During today's episode, we talk with SweatPack Founder, Umama Kibria.

    Umama Kibria is passionate about connecting people through fitness. She believes when people commit to fitness, they develop into game-changing leaders that disrupt the world.
    After working out at 400+ gyms and playing recreational sports for 11 years, she founded SweatPack.

    SweatPack helps you sweat and socialize with your weekly fitness team! Find an activity, select your time slot, and join your teammates weekly.SweatPack's marketplace solution helps gyms, trainers, and sports leagues gain trusted recurring group revenue. Our software makes it easy to manage the day to day operations and marketing for running a business on SweatPack!

    Forbes recognized Umama's work with SweatPack on the Sports 30 Under 30 list for her work in sports, fitness, technology, and community building. She shared her research on “The Psychological Momentum from Fitness” during her TED talk in 2020.

    If you haven’t yet, please rate Redirected and subscribe to hear more. And if you have someone you'd like to see on the podcast, send us your recommendations in the comments below!

    Last but not least, be sure to check out the links below to learn more about Olivia and all she's got going on at the moment.

    Check out Umama's Forbes article! ▶ https://www.forbes.com/profile/umama-kibria/?sh=3fc85a7321d6

    SweatPack ▶ https://sweatpack.co/

    Instagram ▶ https://www.instagram.com/smallandstrong.co/?hl=en

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    • 22 min
    087 Olivia Landau | Blog to Big Business

    087 Olivia Landau | Blog to Big Business

    Today in episode 87 of Redirected, we sit down with our next guest on this 30 under 30 series, Olivia Landau.
    Olivia chats with us today about her journey of transitioning from side hustle to multi-million dollar company. Olivia Landau is The Founder and CEO of The Clear Cut, a 4th generation diamond expert, and G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist (GG). She started The Clear Cut as an educational blog for friends and family and when she met her husband, Kyle, in G.I.A. school, they turned the blog into a multi-million dollar direct-to-consumer diamond jewelry company revolutionizing the way millennials purchase engagement rings. Since then, The Clear Cut has doubled in size each year.

    Olivia and Kyle were Forbes 30 Under 30 recipients and their company has been featured in Forbes, Vogue, Business Insider, TechCrunch, The New York Times, and others.

    If you haven’t yet, please rate Redirected and subscribe to hear more. And if you have someone you'd like to see on the podcast, send us your recommendations in the comments below!

    Last but not least, be sure to check out the links below to learn more about Olivia and all she's got going on at the moment.

    Check out Olivia and Kyle's Forbes article! ▶ https://www.forbes.com/profile/the-clear-cut/?sh=1b42e9fc2768

    Clear Cut ▶ https://theclearcut.co/

    Instagram ▶ https://www.instagram.com/theclearcut/

    Subscribe to the Redirected YT Channel! ▶ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqUrE19kuOlhiFlMHZ3703w

    • 29 min
    086 Christina Rakestraw | Teaching to Tech

    086 Christina Rakestraw | Teaching to Tech

    Today in episode 86 of Redirected, we sit down with our next guest on this 30 under 30 series, Christina Rakestraw.

    Christina chats with us today about her journey of transitioning from teaching to tech. Christina founded Homeroom, an online platform for after-school enrichment programs, that offers stakeholders (mostly parents, schools and PTA groups and private programs) a safe online space for scheduling, enrollment, insurance, communication and payment processing. She has since transitioned away from Homeroom and currently works with a company known as Famtech. Famtech offers a wide variety of services, but is mainly focused on building the family IOS and aims to create more efficient communications within a family.

    If you haven’t yet, please rate Redirected and subscribe to hear more. And if you have someone you'd like to see on the podcast, send us your recommendations in the comments below!

    Last but not least, be sure to check out the links below to learn more about Christina and all he's got going on at the moment.

    Check out Christina's Forbes article! ▶ https://www.forbes.com/profile/christina-walker-rakestraw/#256e44376ba7

    Homeroom ▶ https://www.homeroom.com/

    Website! ▶ https://christinawalk3r.wixsite.com/christinawalker

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    • 38 min
    085 Rooshy Roy | Investment Banking to Skincare

    085 Rooshy Roy | Investment Banking to Skincare

    Today in episode 85 of Redirected, we sit down with our next guest on this 30 under 30 series, Rooshy Roy. 

    A first-generation Indian-American, Rooshy Roy used to make skincare at home with her mother using ingredients like turmeric and almond oil. She chats with us about how she made the transition from investment banking to skincare in 2017 after she started Aavrani, her own way to share the secrets of Indian beauty rituals with the world. 

    If you haven’t yet, please rate Redirected and subscribe to hear more. And if you have someone you'd like to see on the podcast, send us your recommendations in the comments below!

    Last but not least, be sure to check out the links below to learn more about Rooshy and all he's got going on at the moment.

    Check out Rooshy’s Forbes article! ▶ https://www.forbes.com/profile/rooshy-roy/?sh=39d103a16e7f 

    Instagram! ▶ https://www.instagram.com/rooshyroy/?hl=en 

    Check out AAVRANI here ▶ https://aavrani.com/ 
    Get $20 off your first purchase on AAVRANI.com by using the code REDIRECTED20 at checkout. 

    Subscribe to the Redirected YT Channel! ▶ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqUrE19kuOlhiFlMHZ3703w 

    • 37 min
    084 Nikhil Goel | Genius behind Uber Elevate

    084 Nikhil Goel | Genius behind Uber Elevate

    Today in episode 84 of Redirected, we sit down with our next guest on this 30 under 30 series, Nikhil Goel. 

    Today, Nikhil and I chat about the future of Uber. It was such an honor to talk with him about his plans and the impact he's made at Uber. He started at Uber on the emerging markets team, before cofounding the company's Elevate division. He worked with NASA and Uber executives to establish the vision for Uber Air — a global network of all-electric, urban air taxis. Suffice to say, Nikhil has a lot to say about career pivots and I'm excited to share this conversation with you.

    If you haven’t yet, please rate Redirected and subscribe to hear more. And if you have someone you'd like to see on the podcast, send us your recommendations in the comments below!

    Last but not least, be sure to check out the links below to learn more about Nikhil and all he's got going on at the moment.

    Check out Nikhil’s Forbes article! ▶ https://www.forbes.com/profile/nikhil-goel/?list=30under30-consumer-technology&sh=4dd49c074c82

    Instagram! ▶ https://www.instagram.com/ngoel36/?hl=en

    Subscribe to the Redirected YT Channel! ▶ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqUrE19kuOlhiFlMHZ3703w 

    • 18 min

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Great stories on how people arrive at their true calling.

When we see successful people, we always think they have always been at that place in their life. But in reality it is often a journey for them. This great podcast tells the story of these journeys.

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Exciting

Great content, Andrew is a great host and I love the Forbes 30 under 30 series!

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Hmm

I love the concept of this, the people interviewed, but Andrew is rude sometimes and it’s awkward

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