27 episodes

Lessons learned from the inspiring stories of people who took their ideas from socks to reality by dreaming big and never giving up.

Socks & Soul Kelly Ditto

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Lessons learned from the inspiring stories of people who took their ideas from socks to reality by dreaming big and never giving up.

    Ep. 27- Build A Culture- Not A Business (John Bryant- No-Li Brewhouse)

    Ep. 27- Build A Culture- Not A Business (John Bryant- No-Li Brewhouse)

    John Bryant grew up in a very small town and is the product of very modest & very hard working parents and grandparents.  His family history is an incredibly important part of his identity and the identity of his well-known brewery, No-Li in Spokane, Washington.
    When John tells his story it is not about the money or growth- he does not seem to measure success by his profit and loss statement- he is soundly focused on making Spokane the epicenter for craft beer.  He talks about culture and people and winning customers by bringing the experience to them.
    He is obsessed with the mastery of beer and delights in the challenge.  As a result, No-Li Brewhouse has won multiple international competitions and continues to see great success.

    No-Li Brewhouse
    1003 E Trent Ave #170
    Spokane, WA 99202
    (509) 242-2739
    Nolibrewhouse.com
    Socks & Soul Contact Information
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    Online- socksandsoul.com
    Email- host@socksandsoul.com

    • 55 min
    Ep. 26- God Will Direct Your Path (Michael Brown)

    Ep. 26- God Will Direct Your Path (Michael Brown)

    Michael Brown grew up in a very busy house as one of 15 kids. His dad wasn't around and his older brothers were in an out of prison. His mother worked hard to take care of her kids- Michael remembers staying up late with her on many occasions to clean the house- no small task with their very busy house.
    Despite his very poor upbringing & tough neighborhood he remembers feeling God in his life from a young age. On Sundays his mother would arrange to have the local pastor come by and pick him up for Church and Sunday School.
    Michael founded his non-profit, Spokane Eastside Reunion Association (SERA) as a way to connect people in his community. It started as a facebook group to let people know they were having a neighborhood reunion. They were going to meet at a local park, play basketball and have a BBQ. To Michael's astonishment 3,500 people showed up and totally overwhelmed the event.
    He started to realize the power of his community and the importance of unity. One of his first events after forming the non-profit was starting a basketball camp. His first camp had 10 kids and was done at a local community center. He wanted to be able to offer the camp to kids who couldn't afford to come so he started a scholarship program accepting local donations.
    He later decided to put his years in the restaurant industry to work and open a comfort food restaurant where he would teach local youth life and work skills. He especially saw God's hand as he worked to turn the building into a restaurant.
    The restaurant follows a 16 week program to teach kids about finances, entrepreneurship, time management, work skills and most importantly about their relationship with God. With a certificate from SERA in hand, they graduate from the program with work experience and life training.
    He has blessed the lives of so many youth and continues to pour his whole soul into his program.
    Connect with Michael on Facebook
    @SpokaneeastsidereunionASSOC
    Socks & Soul Contact Information
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    Online- socksandsoul.com
    Email- host@socksandsoul.com

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 25- Live Fearlessly (Mark Wheeler)

    Ep. 25- Live Fearlessly (Mark Wheeler)

    I met Mark a few years ago while filming my friends Ragnar Relay team (These are relay races done over a 24 hour period usually covering over 200 miles).  He was the senior member of the 6-man ultra team (most teams have 12 members).

    One of Mark's experiences is particularly interesting to me.  When his kids were younger, he and his wife took them sailing for 17 months straight.  Before their voyage began He did not know how to sail, he didn't own a sailboat & no, he was not (is not) independently wealthy.
    His motto is "Live fearlessly into the dreams uniquely written upon your heart”.  Years prior (before he had any kids) he make a 'bucket list' of things he wanted to do in life.  On this list was to sail with his family for a year.  Despite some major hurdles, they found a way to make it happen.

    Blog about Mark & Sue's Sailing adventure
    4wheelersailing.blogspot.com

    Book
    'Born to Run' by Christopher Mcdougall

    Socks & Soul Contact Information
    Facebook- @socksandsoulpodcast
    Online- socksandsoul.com
    Email- host@socksandsoul.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 24- The Therapeutic Power of Animals (Farmer Joy- 2nd Chance Ranch)

    Ep. 24- The Therapeutic Power of Animals (Farmer Joy- 2nd Chance Ranch)

    2nd Chance Ranch & Rescue is a non-profit Joy has been running for over 30 years.  She juggles hundreds of animals & dozens of volunteers.  She has great respect for the healing power of animals which helped her survive an abusive marriage.  In this emotional interview Joy shares her journey and goodness.

    Connect with Joy & 2nd Chance Ranch and Petting Zoo
    my2ndchanceranch@yahoo.com
    Facebook- 2nd Chance Ranch Spokane Wa Mobile Petting Zoo. Rescue & Education

    Socks & Soul Contact Information
    Facebook- @socksandsoulpodcast
    Online- socksandsoul.com
    Email- host@socksandsoul.com

    • 53 min
    Ep. 23- Choosing What Makes You Happy- How to be Authentic (Krista Mcnaught-Davis)

    Ep. 23- Choosing What Makes You Happy- How to be Authentic (Krista Mcnaught-Davis)

    She escaped death in her mid 20s, but her life was never the same after that.  She was told by doctors she would never run again.  Not only did she run again, but she ran in the Boston Marathon and the Ironman.  She thrives on authenticity and believes in the power to choose your story.

    Socks & Soul Contact Information
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    Online- socksandsoul.com
    Email- host@socksandsoul.com

    • 56 min
    Ep. 22- You Should be Having Fun! (Erin Lavoie- World Champion Lumbersport Athlete)

    Ep. 22- You Should be Having Fun! (Erin Lavoie- World Champion Lumbersport Athlete)

    She competed in her first lumbersport event after only being on the team for a few weeks- since then she's never looked back.  Today she is a world champion and owns a small business.  She chooses to do things she enjoys and talks about finding that In her life.
    Socks & Soul Contact Information
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    Online- socksandsoul.com
    Email- host@socksandsoul.com

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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34 Ratings

34 Ratings

RPicks ,

Inspiring

Inspiring is the word. What a great place to hear successful people talk about goodness-driven success. If more reporting were stories like these instead of “to get the role I wanted I posed for Playboy” stories, the world would be a better place. This is real world, true happiness and success stories filled with life lessons that, if learned, can actually lead to sustained happiness and success. Thanks Kelly.

jeannepick ,

Inspiring

After listening to Kelly interviewing people who have pursued their dreams sometimes at great personal cost in time and effort, I have decided to follow mine. Thanks for the nudge Kelly! jeannepick

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Very engaging and well produced

I started listening on ep 11 with writer, artist and novelist Saul Hansen. It was a fantastic pod cast talking about his life story and new book “My Friend Merlin”. A tremendously inspiring episode. Highly recommend giving a listen.

Kelly has a great podcasting voice and allows the guest to give their story unfiltered and rich, while adding just the right amount of peppered in commentary to create a smooth and balanced show. Great stuff.

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