23 episodes

Have you ever heard an individual's success story and thought, "that's great, but how did you get to that point?" These success stories have a beginning and an end, but often lack the most important part: the middle. The journey. The big moment that changed everything.

On this podcast, that moment is known as The Big W. "W" stands for the Big Who, What, Where, When, Why, or Win. Join Matt and Zack as they interview successful business leaders and influencers to discover their Big W moment. It could be a specific person, meeting, inspiration, pivotal moment, anything! Listen and get inspired to create a Big W in your life.

The Big W with Matt & Zack Matt Naimoli and Zack Gould

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Have you ever heard an individual's success story and thought, "that's great, but how did you get to that point?" These success stories have a beginning and an end, but often lack the most important part: the middle. The journey. The big moment that changed everything.

On this podcast, that moment is known as The Big W. "W" stands for the Big Who, What, Where, When, Why, or Win. Join Matt and Zack as they interview successful business leaders and influencers to discover their Big W moment. It could be a specific person, meeting, inspiration, pivotal moment, anything! Listen and get inspired to create a Big W in your life.

    Differentiating Your Business with Mike Covino

    Differentiating Your Business with Mike Covino

    This week, we're excited to introduce you to Mike Covino: Founder and CEO of Niche Hospitality. If you're local to Massachusetts, Niche Hospitality runs Bocado Tapas Wine Bar, The Fix Burger Bar, and Mezcal Tequila Cantina, all in central and western MA. Mike shares his keys to success and the challenges his business has faced that make Niche Hospitality what it is today. You'll learn how Mike and his team navigated COVID shutdowns, why it's important to be the #1 business of choice for your customers, and how to embrace the growth mindset. No matter what you do for work, we're all in business to make people happy. Hear how it's done from the hospitality expert himself.

    • 45 min
    Shaking Up the Roofing Industry with Greta Bajrami

    Shaking Up the Roofing Industry with Greta Bajrami

    As the CEO and Founder of Golden Group Roofing and Treasurer of the New England Roofing Contractor Association, Greta Bajrami is on a mission to transform the roofing construction industry. For Greta, it's more than just setting people up with a reliable roof – it's about changing the mindset of roofers and consumers. Creating a different kind of consumer experience. Setting pathways for the industry to recruit talent. Listen and learn from Greta's take on entrepreneurship, product positioning, sales, and so much more!

    • 47 min
    Investing in Our Youth with Jamaal Wornum

    Investing in Our Youth with Jamaal Wornum

    "Sports is the draw, but let's tap into the mind, body, and soul."

    Investing in our youth means investing in our future, and our next guest, Jamaal Wornum, made it his life's mission to accomplish just that.

    Knowing that violence in the community affects youth development, Jamaal felt compelled to do something about it. He created OneLove Sports Academy to help the at-risk inner-city youth reach their full potential through sports, educational programs, and more.

    Jamaal's grit and passion for creating change in the Boston community will inspire you. Listen and learn how trust, strong relationships, and community can take you to the next level in your business, and in life.

    Donate to the OneLove Sports GoFundMe here: gf.me/u/zi8sr2

    • 35 min
    From the NFL to Entrepreneurship with Nick Hardwick

    From the NFL to Entrepreneurship with Nick Hardwick

    This week, Nick Hardwick joins us on The Big W to share his journey from the NFL to entrepreneurship. As a former Center for the San Diego Chargers, Nick was paid to keep his weight at 300 pounds for over a decade. Upon retirement, he took control of his health, lost 100 pounds in five months, and focused on his why. This led Nick to create a health and wellness community, and his fitness program Lose Like a Lineman. We were inspired by the way Nick prioritizes community, and just so happens to be a pro-bowler. Listen and learn a simple, yet powerful way to approach your goals.

    Follow Nick on Instagram @nickhardwick

    Visit his website at https://hardwick.life/

    Use the code HardwickFF25 to receive a discount on the Lose Like a Lineman program.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Creating a Black and Brown Running Community with Sidney Baptista

    Creating a Black and Brown Running Community with Sidney Baptista

    Meet Sidney Baptista, Founder of the Boston-based PIONEERS Run Crew and newly launched clothing line, PYNRS.

    If you want to go for a run, you ought to be able to put on your running shoes and go outside. Sid and some of his friends did not feel welcomed to run in Boston and they wanted to solve the problem for any person of color that experienced the same pain.

    After building a community based on inclusivity, Sid decided to solve another problem for his friends: clothing that fit their body types and lifestyle.

    We are excited to share a story of community and culture. We believe Sid has an important message for all our listeners to hear.

    Check out Sid’s new Performance Streetwear line, PYNRS, here: https://pynrs.com/

    • 26 min
    A Trilogy for Entrepreneurs – Interview with Mike Savage

    A Trilogy for Entrepreneurs – Interview with Mike Savage

    Mike Savage, a serial entrepreneur, business coach, and keynote speaker, joins us on The Big W podcast this week. He began his career working as a mechanical engineer, started some companies in the health and fitness industry, and now coaches entrepreneurs. His philosophies on entrepreneurship will have you leaning forward as he shares his story. Listen now and learn about the stages of growing a business, the entrepreneurial trilogy, and more.

    Check out Mike's coaching business, Savage Secrets, here: https://thesavagesecrets.com/

    To receive Mike’s new eBook, “DREAM BIG and CRUSH YOUR GOALS,” simply send an email to info@thesavagesecrets.com and request a copy.

    • 39 min

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11 Ratings

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Charismatic hosts asking thoughtful questions. 👍

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