Brought to you by Level 5 Mentors, the Black Diamond Podcast is a unique experience for both listeners and guests. We celebrate innovation and creative leadership by interviewing some of the world's best and brightest entrepreneurs, founders, and influencers. Your host, Eric Malzone, is a serial entrepreneur and podcast host with well over 500 interviews under his belt with the Future of Fitness podcast and Fitness Blitz Radio.
Ep. 60 - Alli Widman | Avant Ski & The Ski Industry Evolution
Alli has been an avid skier and traveler her entire life. Following years of frustration with a lack of comprehensive, reliable ski resources for recreational skiers, she launched Avant Ski in late 2018.
She spent nearly a decade on Wall Street, though her true passion has always been fitness and travel. When she is not skiing or writing about ski travel, you can find her running around NYC, either chasing her two small boys or training for her next marathon. Alli studied Biology and Economics at Stanford University and has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Ep. 59 Kelsey Ramsden: Mindcure & The Future of Psychedelic
Kelsey Ramsden was Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur ranked #1 by Profit and Chatelaine Magazines in 2012 & 2013. She is also a bonafide business acrobat, internationally recognized speaker, Richard Branson Centre Mentor, Contributor to the Huffington Post & Entrepreneur Magazine. She’s is an innovator and implementer who acts on instincts and does so with integrity. She is currently the Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer Mind Cure Health. Mind Cure Health is a mental health and wellness company with a mission to identify, develop and commercialize products that enhance mental health and wellness, ease suffering and increase productivity. MINDCURE was formed as a response to a world suffering from a mental health crisis and in urgent need of effective treatments.
Ep. 58 Hollis Carter: The Baby Bathwater Institute
Hollis Carter is a serial entrepreneur and avid skier. He started his entrepreneurial journey in the early 2000’s, founding multiple companies, including a SAAS company he built into a 7-figure virtual business in less than a year. In 2013, he became a founding investor in Utah’s Powder Mountain Ski Resort, where he now develops real estate and hosts events.
His experiences (and observations) led him toward co-founding the Baby Bathwater Institute, a unique membership-based community comprised of some of the world’s leading minds and entrepreneurs, with a focus on cultivating natural, mutually beneficial relationships.
Ep. 57 - Matt Walrath-The VIP Client Experience, Wealth Building, and Crypto
In this episode, we have Matt Walrath, he is the founder of the nutrition coaching company, Beyond Macros, and creator of the Beyond Macros Certified Coach program - a course that teaches nutrition coaches how to run a profitable online coaching business by providing a VIP experience to their ideal clients, and creating a plan guaranteed to get that client results that last. He lives on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia and takes pride in living his ideal lifestyle that balances time in the surf, sharing quality time with loved ones, and pursuing his vision of helping nutrition coaches provide a VIP experience to clients without burning out. Learn from him as we discussed how to build and create a VIP experience for your clients, his fitness journey, scaling the business and his investment in cryptocurrencies.
EP. 56 Anchor Gym & Acceptance Of What Is with Shawn Finnegan
Shawn Finnegan is a former US navy/marine corps field medic and cancer survivor, the creation of the anchor gym was forged out of necessity and survival. After exiting the military, he became a licensed Physical Therapist and Fitness/Nutrition coach. Unfortunately, he couldn’t find a fitness system that could anchor all of the accessories he used for his patients, clients, or even himself. Rather than settle for less, he decided to invent one! He started the company in 2009 and receive a patent on his design for the Anchor Gym. His goal was to develop something you can use anywhere all while staying safe. He's created many designs you can use traveling, at home, or even at a gym. Tune in as we learn more from Shawn about his mission to stay strong and to help as many folks as possible get healthy and fit. Now, the Anchor Gym is so versatile and affordable. Now, Shawn proud to say that their system can be found in gyms, universities, hospitals, military bases, professional training facilities, and homes all over the world!
Ep.55 Garrett TeSlaa: Leadership Has No Rank
Garrett TeSlaa is an active duty 15-year law enforcement veteran and sergeant for a sheriff's office in Southern California. Garrett has held assignments in patrol, gang investigations, community relations, internal affairs, and media relations. Garrett holds a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership and Management and is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. Garrett hosts the successful podcast The Squad Room devoted to personal development for first responders. He is also a TEDx speaker and contributing writer for PoliceOne and Law Enforcement Today.
Great Tricks and Little Tips!
Love to listen to Black Diamond while I’m working to soak up little reminders for putting my best foot forward toward success. Thank you Eric!
Appreciate the Depth
Great podcast! I really appreciate the depth of each interview and the ability to draw the best out of each guest for relatable lessons for entrepreneurs.
Fantastic for Entrepreneurs
Eric’s got some really great interviews here with professionals who have “done it”.
Lots of actionable items, and great insights with ah-ha! Moments.
Highly recommended to any entrepreneur looking to take their business forward, and up a few levels.