This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and Wednesday, October 10th is World Mental Health Day. This episode takes a look back at how some of our favorite guests stay healthy under pressure and what we’ve learned because of hosting this podcast.
Matt Secoske was 12 years old when he got his first computer. After breaking and reinstalling the operating system, he was addicted to solving technical problems. Today Matt is the co-founder of Social Assurance and the architect of the Social Assurance platform. He has extensive experience in payment processing transaction systems with ACI and has served as the lead architect for healthcare software systems.
During this episode, I spoke with Matt about how launching a startup impacted his health and why he decided it was time to make a change. I also spoke with Matt about how he met his business partner and how they have been able to overcome difficult personal and business challenges.
Brian Ardinger is the founder of Inside Outside Innovation, which is a community for movers, shakers, founders, builders and doers. For over 25 years Brian has been helping entrepreneurs and innovators navigate and compete in a world of change and disruption. Whether serving as a technology consultant, international innovation specialist, economic developer or researcher, Brian’s passion has always been working on exciting projects with amazing people to create remarkable results.
When most high schoolers were out with their friends, Brett Byman was busy cleaning bathrooms along the interstate with his parents. Raised by entrepreneurs, Brett had a very realistic view of what entrepreneurship looked like and what it means to run your own business. And when most of his friends were looking for jobs after college, Brett found himself creating jobs as the CEO of Nobl Health. Today Brett is the co-founder and COO of BasicBlock, a transportation marketplace that leverages smart contracts on the blockchain to provide trust between all stakeholders.
During this episode, Brett and I spoke about how stress impacts performance and how reading, good nutrition and getting outside helps him stay healthy under pressure.
Registered dietitian nutritionist, Liz Weiss, MS, RDN, has been passionate about healthy food and family nutrition for well over two decades. Helping families discover the joy of wholesome and delicious food is not just her job—it’s her mission. As the mother of two grown children, Liz advocates a real food approach to feeding families.
Liz is the voice behind the family food podcast and blog, Liz’s Healthy Table. She has written several cookbooks including No White with Dinner, The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers, and the playful new coloring e-book series, Color, Cook, Eat! Liz is a contributor to Today’s Dietitian RDLounge, and she brings more than 25 years of professional speaking experience to the podium for both the public and health professional audiences.
Liz was a producer and reporter for CNN’s Nutrition News unit from 1987 to 1992 and is best known for her recent work as the cofounder of the online platform, Meal Makeover Moms. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and two of their practices groups: Food & Culinary Professionals and Nutrition Entrepreneurs. Liz lives in New England with her family.
During this conversation, Keith and I talked about his entrepreneurial journey and the physical and emotional challenges that arise when you launch and sell a business. In a recent medium post, Keith wrote about his experience and said something had to change.
Brent Comstock – Young Venture Capitalist Under Pressure
When Brent Comstock was 12 years old, he started fixing computers for neighborhood elderly ladies. He was 15 when he took his first website client. Seven years later, his one man show has transformed into BCom Solutions. Not only is Brent a recent college graduate and the founder of BCom Solutions, but he is also the COO for Change Ventures. Change Ventures is a seed-stage venture capital fund backing ambitious Baltic founders.