91 episodes

The Launchcast is a long-form conversation podcast hosted by entrepreneur and keynote/TEDx speaker George Andriopoulos. Every weekly episode features a guest interview and a thoughtful conversation on all things related to leadership, business, life, growth, and everything in-between. Oh, did we mention the laughs and inspiration? Congratulations, you just won the podcasting search.

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    • 4.9 • 36 Ratings

The Launchcast is a long-form conversation podcast hosted by entrepreneur and keynote/TEDx speaker George Andriopoulos. Every weekly episode features a guest interview and a thoughtful conversation on all things related to leadership, business, life, growth, and everything in-between. Oh, did we mention the laughs and inspiration? Congratulations, you just won the podcasting search.

    An Idiot’s Guide to the Comeback - A Tiny Soapbox Show

    An Idiot’s Guide to the Comeback - A Tiny Soapbox Show

    We're back from a brief holiday hiatus and what better way to come back  than to discuss the art of the comeback? In this tiny soapbox show episode, the LaunchDad briefly dives into the mindset behind a comeback. George looks at the comeback from an optics perspective, a leadership perspective and from a personal perspective. A famous quote once read, "the comeback is always greater than the setback." If you were to accuse us of that famous quote coming from Jersey Shore's "The Situation," well...no comment.
    Hosted by entrepreneur and keynote/TED speaker George Andriopoulos.
    Follow @launchpadceo on Clubhouse, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
    The Launchcast is produced by Launchpad 516 Studios.
    Subscribe to The Launchcast on Apple Podcasts and get notified of new episodes, every Monday! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-launchcast/id1491622136
    Or find us on every other platform (as well as all of our links) here: https://linktr.ee/thelaunchcastshow

    • 20 min
    Inclusion at Work Has A Lot of Potentia- Jeff Miller

    Inclusion at Work Has A Lot of Potentia- Jeff Miller

    What would you say if I told you that 80% of the neurodiverse population is unemployed? Now what would you say if I told you that there's an innovative staffing company out there that understands and appreciates the neurodivergent population so well that they get them placed at an average salary of $81,000 a year? Yea...we reacted the same way. Join the LaunchDad as he sits down with the CEO of Potentia, Jeff Miller. George and Jeff take a deep dive and you're not going to want to miss this one!
    Hosted by entrepreneur and keynote/TED speaker George Andriopoulos.
    Follow @launchpadceo on Clubhouse, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
    Follow Jeff Miller and Potentia here: https://potentiaworkforce.com
    On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffmiller1
    The Launchcast is produced by Launchpad 516 Studios.
    Subscribe to The Launchcast on Apple Podcasts and get notified of new episodes, every Monday! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-launchcast/id1491622136
    Or find us on every other platform (as well as all of our links) here: https://linktr.ee/thelaunchcastshow

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Run, DMC (Not That One) - David M. Corbin

    Run, DMC (Not That One) - David M. Corbin

    Just to be clear, we're not talking about the Reverend Run's Run DMC partner Darryl McDaniels. We're talking about the incomparable mentor to mentors, David M. Corbin and if you think you know the mean of fast, you need to watch this man run to the aid of all his mentees, clients and thought leadership audience. The LaunchDad sits down with his fellow Long Island native David and the duo wax poetic on everything from leadership to relationships and everything in-between.
    Get yourself a pen and a paper because this episode is full of gems.
    Hosted by entrepreneur and keynote/TED speaker George Andriopoulos.
    Follow @launchpadceo on Clubhouse, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
    Follow David M. Corbin here: https://davidcorbin.com
    On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ davidmcorbin
    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ DavidM.Corbin
    Purchase all his books here: https://www.amazon.com/David-M-Corbin/e/B0028OJQR4?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1667786810&sr=8-2
    Check out his books on Audible here: https://www.audible.com/author/David-M-Corbin/B0028OJQR4
    The Launchcast is produced by Launchpad 516 Studios.
    Subscribe to The Launchcast on Apple Podcasts and get notified of new episodes, every Monday! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-launchcast/id1491622136
    Or find us on every other platform (as well as all of our links) here: https://linktr.ee/thelaunchcastshow

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Stand Up and Speak - A Tiny Soapbox Show

    Stand Up and Speak - A Tiny Soapbox Show

    This Tiny Soapbox Show dives into the mechanics of George's new public speaking platform, SPEAK - a platform for people with ideas and stories. The LaunchDad discusses his decision to move on from producing and speaking on the TEDx platform and how he identified a gap in the speaking world that needed to be filled. Enjoy this episode and make your way over to https://speakevent.com to learn more and to purchase tickets to the upcoming event in New York, SPEAK: Beginnings.
    Hosted by entrepreneur and keynote/TEDx speaker George Andriopoulos.
    Follow @launchpadceo on Clubhouse, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
    This episode is sponsored by Launchpad 516 Studios, the studio and production company behind your favorite podcast on the planet. Are you ready to start your new podcast and get your voice out into the world? Or maybe you're just ready to take your existing podcast to a whole new level and monetize that thing so you can go from hobbyist to professional podcaster? DM George @launchpadceo on IG or FB for details or email media@launchpad516.com. Visit online at: https://launchpad516studios.com
    The Launchcast is produced by Launchpad 516 Studios.
    Subscribe to The Launchcast on Apple Podcasts and get notified of new episodes, every Monday! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-launchcast/id1491622136
    Or find us on every other platform (as well as all of our links) here: https://linktr.ee/thelaunchcastshow  

    • 29 min
    The Actor’s Director - Joe Ricci

    The Actor’s Director - Joe Ricci

    "I believe in the magic that happens when talented, open people get into the room and influence each other." This quote from his website is why they call this week's guest, Joe Ricci, the actor's director. Join the LaunchDad as he dives deep with director, writer and collaborator Joe Ricci on the collaboration that it takes to put together one of his shows and the leadership that it takes to elevate it to the next level. From his Hallmark movie, "In the Key of Love," to his stage reading of The Chrysalis, a new comedy about family drama, happening on October 24th, Joe and George discuss the unconventional journey to leadership and the effect it has had on his work. 
    Hosted by entrepreneur and keynote/TEDx speaker George Andriopoulos.
    Follow @launchpadceo on Clubhouse, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
    Follow Joe Ricci here: http://www.joericci.net
    The Launchcast is produced by Launchpad 516 Studios.
    Subscribe to The Launchcast on Apple Podcasts and get notified of new episodes, every Monday! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-launchcast/id1491622136
    Or find us on every other platform (as well as all of our links) here: https://linktr.ee/thelaunchcastshow  

    • 52 min
    The Autism Inclusion Revolution - Stella Spanakos & Nicole Sugrue

    The Autism Inclusion Revolution - Stella Spanakos & Nicole Sugrue

    Welcome to the season 4 premiere of The Launchcast! Since it's National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we're kicking this one off with the authorities on disability employment, the co-founders of The Nicholas Center Stella Spanakos & Nicole Sugrue. It's the in-depth interview that you've grown to know and love from the LaunchDad but with two guests this time. Stella and Nicole dive deep into the stories that led to TNC and do an even deeper dive into what make this incredible nonprofit succeed and help so many individuals. Welcome back to the show, fans. Buckle up for a hell of a season.
    Hosted by entrepreneur and keynote/TEDx speaker George Andriopoulos.
    Follow @launchpadceo on Clubhouse, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
    Follow Stella on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stella-spanakos-8654aa1b/
    Follow Nicole on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-sugrue-14344545/
    Follow The Nicholas Center's website here: https://tncnewyork.org
    TNC's Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/nicholascenter/
    TNC's Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/theNicholasCenter
    NICOLE SUGRUE, CO-FOUNDER and Executive Director and Grant Writer,  The Nicholas Center 
    Nicole Sugrue has 20 years of experience in the formation and development of autism-related programs. She obtained her coursework and Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis with a Concentration on Autism in Special Education through Penn State University. She has organized and hosted conferences and presented hundreds of hours of evidence-based teaching strategies to raise awareness of science-based interventions geared toward improving the outcomes of individuals with Autism Spectrum disorders. In 2010 she decided to assist Stella Spanakos in building an entity to support the growing needs of the aging autism community; particularly young adults. Nicole sits as an advisor to Nassau County’s Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, and Developmental Disabilities Services and is an appointed member of a legislative committee for Assemblyman Chris Burdick . Today she serves as the Executive Director of The Nicholas Center and as the Grant Writer and Grants Administrator for both The Nicholas Center and Spectrum Designs Foundation. She has secured over a million dollars in state and local grant and contract funding for the benefit of both organizations. Her presumption is that all individuals on the Autism Spectrum can benefit from being active and participating members of society and should have opportunities to work and gain skills while being integrated within their communities.
    STELLA SPANAKOS, CO-FOUNDER & PR SPECIALIST, The Nicholas Center 
    Stella Spanakos financed and founded The Nicholas Center and Spectrum Designs to create a future for her son Nicholas. She taught Commercial Writing and English as a Second Language for 3 years at the University of Bari, Bari Italy, and Social Studies for 15 years in New York. She helped her husband build a 12 million-dollar women’s apparel business, KB Studio in NYC. For 8 years she served as President of the Manhasset Parents Association for Special Education, helped develop the first ABA elementary classroom and Life-skills program in the Manhasset Public Schools. She was the 2007 ElIJA Foundation Parent Award recipient and the 2012 Honoree for the Long Island Chapter- Council for Exceptional Learners. Stella was a 2013 inductee to the Town of North Hempstead May Newburger Women’s Roll of Honor, 2013 Honoree -Hugs Across America. 2018 Honoree – New York Power Women In Business, and Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton’s 2020 Honoree- Nassau County Legislature Trailblazer Award. Spanakos is a member of Supervisor Judi Bosworth- Town of North Hempstead Disability Advisory Committee. She is a contributing author for Nuovo Testo Di Traduzioni Per Esercitazioni and Move with a Purpose: Addressing Behavior Issues Common to the Autism Spectrum Before they Grow out of Control. In September 2022

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

ComputerTrainer8 ,

Amazing Interviewer

Had such a great time George’s Podcast. Such a wonderful interviewer. So smart and funny. Loved every moment of chatting with him!!!!!

Mark Fabe ,

Exceptional

This podcast is phenomenal. George is such a well spoken and well educated host with an incredible story, and he provides a platform for other leaders to share their story and help others. I cannot recommend this podcast enough!

matt wilson usa ,

Amateur not worth the time

I was looking forward local Farmingdale or Long Island podcasts to give this a try. O my gosh it’s unbearable to listen to. I tried pieces of a couple episodes to give it a shot because I love local stuff. But man- hard pass. Don’t waste your time like I did.

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