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Through interviews, Spark To Fire explores the successes and failures of entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders. We'll talk about personal development, how they got to where they are today and entrepreneurship as a whole.

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    • Education
    • 4.9 • 62 Ratings

Through interviews, Spark To Fire explores the successes and failures of entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders. We'll talk about personal development, how they got to where they are today and entrepreneurship as a whole.

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Watch full episodes on YouTube.

    074 | How To Master UX For Business w/ Bob Berry

    074 | How To Master UX For Business w/ Bob Berry

    Bob Berry, Founder of ItsTheUsers.com and The Human-Computer MasterMind Academy, joins Landon on the show to talk about what it was like working for HP in the growth years and how business owners can grow their businesses through leveraging their applications and their website.

     

    Bob has over 40 years of experience in computer science, user research, and marketing. He led the teams at HP in the early days of the Web that created the first-ever online experiences for e-commerce, social media, cloud computing, and e-learning. He also founded an online youth development startup and invented an interactive e-learning experience that has reached over 35,000 teens in all 50 states.

     

    Although Bob has recently retired, he regularly conducts user research and consults with Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, FedEx, and many others. Along with speaking all over the world on human-computer interaction, user experience, entrepreneurship, and professional development.

     

    Enjoy The Show and Keep Striking!

     

    Watch this episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/6IUGI9bWSys

     

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    Episode Resources:

    Website: itstheusers.com

    Website: Human-Computer MasterMind Academy

     

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    • 49 min
    073 | Psychology of Sales from a Former Submarine Captain w/ Brad McDonald

    073 | Psychology of Sales from a Former Submarine Captain w/ Brad McDonald

    Brad McDonald, a former Submarine Dolphin, joins Landon on this episode of Spark to Fire to talk about the events of his childhood, his life underwater, and the psychology behind sales.

     

    Brad served 37 years in the United States Navy during the midst of the Cold War. Through his hard work and dedication he became the captain of his submarine. After his service, he dove into sales.

     

    Currently Brad is the Operations Director for Sandler Systems. He is also the author of The Art and Skill of Sales Psychology. Enjoy The Show and Keep Striking!

     

    Watch this episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/ZoP-rUafcW0

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    Episode Resources: Book | https://www.amazon.com/Art-Skill-Sales-Psychology-Sellers-ebook/dp/B07NT947P6

     

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    This show is produced by Grindstone. Interested in starting a podcast? Visit grindstoneagency.com/podcasting to learn more.

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    This show is produced by Grindstone.

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    • 1 hr
    072 | Standing Up For Our Kids' Future with Sean Swanson

    072 | Standing Up For Our Kids' Future with Sean Swanson

    On this episode of Spark To Fire, Landon and his father-in-law Sean Swanson talk about what inspired Sean to run for Millard School Board, his passion for education, and how he can help the public school system.

     

    Sean Swanson is running for Millard School Board this November, and he wants to 'Keep Millard Awesome.' If you or anyone you know is a Millard resident, check out Sean's Facebook page to learn more!

    https://www.facebook.com/SwansonforMillard


     

    Watch This Episode on Youtube: https://youtu.be/6VnUG_FfQtA

    Episode Resources

    Website: www.swansonformillard.com

     

    This show is produced by Grindstone. Interested in starting a podcast? Visit grindstoneagency.com/podcasting to learn more.

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    • 37 min
    071 | The Power Of Doing The Little Things w/ Joshua Johnston

    071 | The Power Of Doing The Little Things w/ Joshua Johnston

    Joshua "Kobayashi" Johnston, Founder of Hydra, joins Landon on the show to talk about what it is like exiting a company, how he's approaching coaching and consulting, and the ins and outs of lead gen.

     

    From 2018 to 2020, Josh was the COO for Welling Media. During that time he was able to help build systems and infrastructure to continue the agency's rapid growth. Through that time he learned most agencies were neglecting systems that allow them to grow quickly.

     

    Today, Josh is consulting with various agencies in the U.S. and Europe to help them scale their revenues, teams, and profits.

     

    Enjoy the show and keep striking!

     

    Watch This Episode On Youtube: https://youtu.be/0USTX674r1Q

     

    Episode Resources:

     

    Website: https://321pocketops.com/

     

    Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100067878076791


    https://twitter.com/joshykobyashi


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    070 | How To Build An 8-Figure Business w/ Ryan Niddel

    070 | How To Build An 8-Figure Business w/ Ryan Niddel

    Ryan Niddel, President and CEO of South Sea Ventures, joins Landon to talk about the seasons of entrepreneurship, the privilege of helping others, and lessons learned from growing multiple businesses.

     

    Ryan shares his approach to business growth and optimization and the lessons he has learned from growing businesses to more than $100m in revenue. He's committed to helping business owners create operational efficiency and implement strategies that multiply bottom lines exponentially.

     

    Currently, Ryan is a principal in a private equity group, the CEO of two 8-figure companies, and sits on the board of directors for several other companies. Additionally, he's in the process of launching a foundation focused on the education of today's youth to help with the practical application of business, entrepreneurism, and capitalism.

     

    Enjoy the show, and keep striking!

     

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    Episode Resources:

    Website | https://ryanniddel.com/

    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/ryantniddel

    Instagram | 

    https://www.instagram.com/ryanniddel/?hl=en


    Twitter | https://twitter.com/Ryan_Niddel/

    Podcast | https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/15-minutes-to-freedom/id1361764151

     

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    This show is produced by Grindstone. Interested in starting a podcast? Visit grindstoneagency.com/podcasting to learn more.

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    This show is produced by Grindstone.

    Interested in starting a podcast? Visit grindstoneagency.com/podcasting to learn more.  

    • 1 hr 15 min
    069 | Life Lessons From A Former TikTok Executive w/ Sean Kim

    069 | Life Lessons From A Former TikTok Executive w/ Sean Kim

    In this episode, President and Chief Product Officer of Kajabi, Sean Kim, joins Landon to talk about his experience working with Jeff Bezos, his role in the rapid growth of Tiktok, and how he instills grit into his family.

     

    Sean has had an impressive career in technology for some big-name companies. Before Kajabi, he worked as Head of Product for Global Retention at Amazon Prime and Head of Product for TikTok.

     

    Sean joined the Kajabi team in February of 2022 and is responsible for expanding the growth of the business and its value to customers globally. He is constantly looking to drive technology innovation and customer adoption.

     

    Enjoy the show, and Keep Striking!

     

    Watch this episode on Youtube 

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    Episode Resources:

    Websites: Kajabi | TikTok | Amazon 

    Connect on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn

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    This show is produced by Grindstone. Interested in starting a podcast? Visit grindstoneagency.com/podcasting to learn more.

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    This show is produced by Grindstone.

    Interested in starting a podcast? Visit grindstoneagency.com/podcasting to learn more.  

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

JRodyPipper ,

Always Takeaways

Landon finds great people to converse with and always have multiple takeaways from every interaction. Content is always great and have fun listening!

jrafert2 ,

Inspirational Bombshells

I found this podcast at the beginning of my own journey to find my spark. Started every morning with an episode during my morning workouts and binged the whole series in a month. Forget mic drop moments, this show was scorched earth on any prior notions I had of entrepreneurship and self improvement. Every episode will give you something to mull over. Great variety of guest speakers from all walks of life and an excellent host. You won’t regret adding this spark to your day.

Nick Loseke ,

Must Listen!

Spark to Fire is hands down the best podcast out there right now! I have listened to every single episode and they just keep getting better!

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