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The Survive & Thrive podcast features Jennifer Ayres, host, and co-Founder of Concinnity. With over 20 years leading large-scale global transformation programs for Fortune 500 companies, her purpose is to help the conscious leader create meaningful and sustainable change by helping companies realize their most ambitious goals. The Survive & Thrive podcast will highlight ideas, learnings, and stories about organizational and personal transformation, by featuring clients, and other notable lea ...
 
As professional skin care experts for over 30 years, Dermalogica's #1 focus is on empowering people to achieve their healthiest skin ever. Education is at the heart of everything we do, so our podcast brings advice from top skin health experts directly to you. Join us as we discuss skin technologies and business strategies to help you get real results in and out of the treatment room.
 
Elevate Your Grind was created by Cannabis LAB (Law, Accounting, & Business) as a way to expand our Cannabis Professional association to the industry as a whole. Each week we interview experts, entrepreneurs, advocates, and other amazing people in Cannabis. We hope you'll join us on our journey through the Cannabis Industry!
 
Damn Stubborn Radio is a compilation of music mixes produced by CLAKSAARB with genres ranging from House, EDM, Hip Hop, Rap, Trap, Twerk, Rock, Alternative, & Pop, and includes music & influences from artists such as 2 Chainz, A-Trak, AC Slater, Afrojack, Angger Dimas, Armand Van Helden, Axwell, Baauer, Bad Boy Bill, Bart B More, Beck, Benny Benassi, Beyonce, Billy Idol, Bingo Players, Black Eyed Peas, Black Sheep, Blaqstarr, Bloc Party, Boys Noize, Bro Safari, Busy P, Calvin Harris, Cascada ...
 
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The Social Media Lab Live 100th Episode! Join us as we reflect on the past 100 episodes, talk about ups and downs, changes to the show and maybe even have some trivia, giveaways and old friends on the show! What is the Social Media Lab LIVE? Social Media Lab LIVE is hosted by me, Scott Ayres, the Content Scientist at the Social Media Lab. It’s a we…
 
Jodi Ayre, Skin Expert Series: BioLumin-C Eye Serum We blink, wink, squint and smile which can add up to thousands of eye movements per day. These movements in combination with allergies, UV, stress, lack of sleep and dehydration can potentially cause fine lines, dark circles and puffiness. In this podcast, we are talking all about the eyes and how…
 
As we learned throughout the coronavirus pandemic, change is constant. So, how do you make changes stick? To do it right, you’ve got to start at the very beginning and create a change-adapted organization that can stay resilient. Kelli Skaff joins Jennifer Ayers on this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast to talk about how and why organizations…
 
When implementing a change, how do you know if it’s successful or creating more problems than it’s solving? If you’re smart, you’re using change management metrics to gauge progress, what success looks like, how the change is impacting employees, and finding critical problems before they blow up in your face. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive…
 
Any well executed change begins with a great change plan. That’s what we’re discussing on this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast. Kristel Kurtz, a strategic advisor at Concinnity, joins Jennifer Ayers on this episode to discuss the importance of change plans in change management. A great change plan will think about the who, how, and why of a…
 
I.B. ‘Brian’ Sekandi was born in Kampala, Uganda, two days before the first general election since the pre-independence elections in 1962. I.B Sekandi spent his early childhood in Uganda and Zimbabwe before immigrating to Canada. For the past decade and a half, I.B. has helped the world's largest brands in recruitment and talent acquisition strateg…
 
It can be so easy to view change from a distance and miss how that change impacts each and every person and facet of an organization. Not thoroughly thinking about how change impacts at the individual level can create additional challenges or even derail a project well before it’s finished. Samantha Collins, a Concinnity partner, joins Jennifer Aye…
 
No matter how big or small of a change, it can only really happen if you’ve got great business messaging in the first place. From perceived gaps in the plan to a lack of buy-in from leadership and staff, poor communication can create a host of issues that can make change management downright impossible. To discuss the merits of good business messag…
 
Whether you’re in the initial planning stages or firmly in the middle of enacting change within your organization, knowing your audience is critical to success. If you don’t know who is being impacted and how; you’ll face major hurdles along the way and struggle to get the type of buy-in needed. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Jenn…
 
18-year cannabis veteran Jason Navarrete was born with a green thumb. Experiencing a poor and sometimes homeless upbringing, he started growing vegetables at age 8 to help his mother put food on the table. When he was 12, he began growing and selling cannabis, and learned how he could use his own “Midas touch” to turn his growing efforts into a thr…
 
Ayr is an expanding vertically integrated, U.S. multi-state cannabis operator, focused on delivering the highest quality cannabis products and customer experience throughout its footprint. Based on the belief that everything starts with the quality of the plant, the Company is focused on superior cultivation to grow superior branded cannabis produc…
 
Rosie Mattio is a strategic powerhouse, industry connector and influencer running the #1 ranked cannabis PR firm by Greenmarket Report. Based in New York City, her firm serves over 50 marquee cannabis clients, including Headset, Green Thumb Industries, Papa & Barkley, LeafLink, Greenlane and Curaleaf. Rosie has helped usher in the New Cannabis Age.…
 
In order to start enacting change, you have to build the case for change. No matter if it’s a positive or negative change, a small or large company, or anything in between; doing a little initial homework can put the right wheels in motion. In the first episode of Season 2, Jennifer Ayers is joined by Lisa Insley, a partner at Concinnity, to discus…
 
These days our devices are so smart they can even anticipate our needs before we do. So here at Dermalogica we got to thinking - why can’t we have the same level of responsiveness or intelligence in our skin care? Enter Smart Response Serum - a next generation serum that delivers what your skin needs, where and when it needs it. In this episode, Dr…
 
Andreas brings over three decades of advertising, entertainment, and technology experience to his role as Chief Creative Director. Before joining Jushi, Dre served as Creative Director and Head of Content for Idean, a leading global design agency, and was instrumental in building out Idean’s US footprint with key clients such as IBM, HP, Rolls Royc…
 
Tikun Olam, the worlds first licensed Medical Cannabis company, and research pioneer, entered the Florida market in March of 2019 by partnering with vertically integrated VidaCann. Tom is responsible for the entire GTM to include packaging, state label approvals, budtender training, new product development, cultivation and processing oversight. Tom…
 
David Kessler is the Chief Science Officer at Agrify. He has 20+ years of cannabis cultivation experience including 10 years of CEA (closed environmental agriculture) indoor farm design. David’s focus on the application of technology to optimize process & workflow while reducing operational costs are a common theme throughout his prolific industry …
 
Welcome to Season Two! This season, my partners and I will walk you through eight tenets to drive meaningful, impactful, and sustainable change in an organization. Starting next week, we’ll explore each of these tenets at a high level over 8 weeks, and then, we’ll take a deeper dive into each one to really understand why it’s important and how to p…
 
Marc Lopez is the CTO and co-founder of Drop Delivery, the cannabis industry’s only all-in-one delivery technology solution for retailers. A twenty-something serial entrepreneur, Marc previously co-founded Greenlight Technologies, a leading order-ahead and digital loyalty software in the cannabis industry, which was acquired in 2018 by publicly-tra…
 
Emily Paxhia is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Poseidon Asset Management. Emily has reviewed thousands of companies in the cannabis industry and has worked with countless founders in many capacities. Emily has held board seats for multiple portfolio companies and participates as an adviser to multiple teams. Extremely active in the investme…
 
After more than a year of the coronavirus pandemic, what have we learned? That’s the very question host Jennifer Ayers aims to answer as she looks back at the first season of the Survive & Thrive podcast. In the Survive & Thrive Season 1 finale, Jennifer takes a look back at the 19 guests and 19 stories she helped to tell in order to find the commo…
 
Mikaela serves as the VP of Retail Business Development at springbig. During her time at springbig, she has helped many of the largest multistate operators and highest volume retailers reimagine their loyalty program and their relationship with their customers/patients. Through integrations with leading cannabis POS and e-commerce partners, springb…
 
Sebastien Centner is the Co-Founder of Hervé, a luxury French-inspired edibles company that recently launched in Las Vegas. Founded in the classic art of pâtisserie creation, Hervé produces exquisite desserts, macarons and chocolates that combine contemporary design with spectacular flavours. Hervé proudly blends together decades of traditional Fre…
 
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was felt worldwide. But by looking at and learning from what happened and how people responded to it, we can get a far better idea of where to go from here. However, one thing that became obvious was the need to continue to nurture our sense of humanity and take better care of one another. On this episode of the …
 
Ashley Reynolds and her husband Colin established EMT in May of 2017 after Ashley’s personal struggle with postpartum anxiety. Finding relief through the use of CBD, Ashley saw a need for cannabis advocation to all. Reynolds believes the strong household decision makers of the world stand to benefit the most from the use of cannabis and has worked …
 
No one is immune to stress and the effects it can have on the body and mind. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a major stressor for a lot of people, leading to a sharp increase in employee burnout as the lines between work and home have blurred. As both individuals and companies are beginning to pay closer attention to wellness, it’s im…
 
Mr. Santo brings more than 25 years of experience leading lean, high-performance teams in Consumer Credit, Financial Services, Gaming and Technology, Higher Education and Specialty-Pharma. He has held a variety of senior-level positions at The First Marblehead Corporation, Fitch Ratings, International Game Technology, Lantheus Medical Imaging and, …
 
Mellow is the UK’s trusted e-commerce destination for customers & brands to learn, buy and sell CBD. Founded by a management and stakeholder team with over 20 years of marketplace and 40 years of eCommerce experience, they have rapidly turned mellow into one of the most renowned marketplaces to buy and sell CBD products. Mellow believes that furthe…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic was a time of change for everyone. But for Devin Basinger, it was an even bigger one as he decided to leave the company he founded and join another startup right as the pandemic was starting. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Jennifer Ayers is joined by Devin Basinger to talk about his experiences founding and e…
 
We know that everyone’s skin is different, but for individuals with dry skin, the focus for a skin care regimen can truly benefit from strengthening the lipid barrier to keep dryness at bay and lock moisture in. When the barrier is compromised, the skin becomes more vulnerable to moisture loss and is affected by weather changes or environmental str…
 
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people began to reflect more on their lives, their relationships, how they spend their time, and finding purpose in their work. While everyone dealt with a massive amount of change throughout the pandemic, having to quickly pivot in their personal and professional lives, there could be even more change on the horizon a…
 
Tara Wells is the cofounder of Ganja Goddess, a California-based premium online shopping, delivery and lifestyle brand, which recently launched CBD Goddess, a national, one-stop-shop e-commerce site for cannabis and hemp-derived CBD consumer and pet products. Previously, Tara was an executive producer and writer, winning an Emmy for "The Amazing Ra…
 
While the COVID-19 pandemic was hard on just about everyone, it also helped provide some introspection. With so much upheaval over the last year in processes and even organizational hierarchy; many companies have been making strides to become more inclusive. However, not enough has been done to boost women’s voices, especially minority women, when …
 
Today we sit down with Lindsey Ramos and Todd Sherman of Midland Scientific, Inc. Founded in 1975, Midland Scientific is a full-line provider of laboratory supplies such as chemicals, reagents, solutions, glassware, plasticware, biological media, instrumentation, equipment, and laboratory consumables. Midland Scientific provides scientific supplies…
 
Every moment we are exposed to daylight adds up like money in the bank --the problem is the payoff. This means that unprotected skin will inevitably exhibit premature aging, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. The best defense is to limit daylight exposure and protect skin with a broad spectrum sunscreen along with other protective measures such as sh…
 
Social Media Lab Twitter Marketing Survey The results of the “Social Media Lab 2020 Twitter Marketing Survey” are in, and here are some of the highlights: 19% don’t tweet links 44% tweet at least 1 video per month 79% spend more than 1 hour per day on Twitter Each quarter, the Social Media Lab will publish results from social media network-specific…
 
Whether we like it or not, change happens in life. Unfortunately, no one could have predicted the amount of change we’d all have to go through with the COVID-19 pandemic. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Ed Skowronski -- the vice president of solution services at Rackspace Technology -- joins Jennifer to discuss embracing change. Ac…
 
Jocelyn Sheltraw is the Director of Strategy at Seattle-based cannabis data analytics firm Headset. Jocelyn is the company lead on new market expansion, and is responsible for presenting all opportunities within the market and understanding the various nuances, from licensure and policies to recognizing who the movers and shakers are. She works to …
 
Laura Morarity is the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Leafly. She leads the marketing, content, and corporate affairs work at Leafly, a cannabis marketplace that helps millions of people each month learn about and buy the cannabis products they want from licensed retailers and brands around North America.…
 
The coronavirus pandemic reinforced that the one constant in life is change itself. On this episode of the Survive & Thrive podcast, Bas Zwart -- an executive at Johnson and Johnson -- joins Jennifer to discuss developing and implementing change management solutions. Bas’s experience in a variety of HR leadership roles has given him plenty of pract…
 
Gia Morón is the President for Women Grow. She began working with Women Grow headquarters in January 2017 as Director of Communications, after transitioning from the Women Grow New York City market in 2016. With 25 years of experience in public relations, in 2012 Gia launched GVM Communications, Inc., a public relations, brand and business developm…
 
Betty is a master of marketing with 20+ years of experience working in TV licensing, digital media and music festivals. Along with being well versed in the subcultures of all aforementioned fields, from the community level to a global scale, Betty also holds the title of CMO for digital platform FEVO. When she’s not traveling for business, she spen…
 
Christian Lizardi began in the cannabis industry in 2018 as a medtender. Within a few short months, he worked my way up to Sales Lead and by year's end, I was the Assistant Manager for one of the busiest dispensary locations in the state of Florida. Christian decided to take a different route as retail was not the intended destination, just a quick…
 
Smart assistants are everywhere now -- in things like lightbulbs, speakers, headphones, and mobile devices. As people have begun to embrace and experiment with all that voice technology has to offer to their daily lives, the need for custom solutions to create a better human experience has come with it. That’s where this episode’s guests come in. O…
 
Tina Ulman is a UNLV graduate and Las Vegas resident of 10 years. She is currently the Brand Manager for Old Pal, the state’s top selling cannabis flower. Old Pal is a multi-state brand under a licensing partnership with Flower One, the largest cultivator in Nevada. Tina recently formed the Chamber of Cannabis with four of her industry colleagues. …
 
One of the world's leaders in individual empowerment and creator of "Project Limitless" and "Accessing You". Blessed with the fortitude to be himself in a world that forces us to be what it wants you to be, his personal journey amidst reporters and cameras since his days at the University of Texas. Ricky's ability to question everything has transfo…
 
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