LYP 021: Launchers Are Listeners

If you're a launcher or a leader, you know how important it is to be a good listener. A few years ago, Shane began working with a Listening Coach. Through his time working on his listening skills, he learned that being a good listener is a lot more than just sitting quietly while another person talks. True listening is about helping people self-discover their own solutions. Today's episode with Kevin, Shane and David is one all leaders and aspiring leaders need to hear. Listen to the full episode now. 

LYP 020: Say Yes and Figure Out the Rest: A Conversation with Music Composer Davis Harwell

In this episode, Jeff Henderson goes in-studio with Davis Harwell of Davis Harwell Music. Despite a degree in music performance from Indiana University, Davis is following his long-time passion for music in film by pursuing his dream of composing scores for feature films. Davis is a storyteller at heart who believes in music’s power to emotionally connect people. In 2007, Davis Harwell Music officially launched with a mission “to help stories come alive by composing scores that capture the imagination and inspire the heart.” Tune in to hear his story, the key takeaways, and a bonus treat at the end of the episode.

LYP 019: Launch Lessons with Shani Godwin, CEO of Communiqué

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined by Shani Godwin, President and CEO of Communiqué USA, Inc, a marketing communications firm based out of Atlanta. After completing her MBA in Marketing, Shani realized that her unique blend of education, professional background and natural talents could help companies find their voice and communicate more effectively with their consumers. So in 2002, Shani left her job in Corporate America and founded Communiqué USA. They started small, but grew organically and quickly, and now, 15 years later, they advise large national brands on everything from global communications strategy to local marketing. Don’t miss some key takeaways from on this week’s episode.

LYP 018: Teen Entrepreneur Jordan Johnson On Putting Passion Into Action

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined by teen entrepreneur Jordan Johnson, founder and Chief Cookie Creator at Jordan’s Cookies. Jordan started her entrepreneurial journey at just eight years-old, and now, as junior in high school, runs her own business of shipping fresh baked cookies all around the country. Her mission is simple: To make the best cookies on the planet. Jordan is a great reminder to all of us launchers that you don’t have to wait for anyone’s permission to put your passion into action. Don’t miss some key takeaways from our youngest launcher yet on this week’s episode.

LYP 017: Culture, Influencers and Ingenuity: Our Conversation with Sid Mashburn Pt 2

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined again by Sid Mashburn, accomplished entrepreneur and owner of the #1 men’s independent clothing store in the US. In this episode, Sid talks about experience and business growth, team culture, and positive influencers in his life. If you missed Part One of our conversation, listen now!

LYP 015: Carey Nieuwhof's Incredible Advice on Launching and Leading

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined by Carey Nieuwhof. Carey is someone who people might look at and think "how does he do all of that?". Carey serves as a Senior Pastor at Connexus Church in Toronto. He has a blog with several million readers. He writes and publishes books. He has a podcast that just celebrated 2 million downloads. Oh, and he just launched an online course called The High Impact Leader. The thing is, Carey will be the first to tell you that he isn't Superman. However, has learned to master his energy and schedule. Through all of his experience launching, Carey has more than a few words of wisdom to share with the Launch Youniversity listeners. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did.

LYP 014: Using Empathy to Unlock Creativity with Jeff Shinabarger Pt. 2

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined again by Jeff Shinabarger. Jeff is a social entrepreneur, leader, and author at Plywood People. Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta that leads a community of over 200 start ups doing good. In this episode, Jeff talks about empathy, creativity, and standing apart from the crowd. If you missed Part One with Jeff, listen now!

LYP 013: Vision and Generosity with Jeff Shinabarger Pt. 1

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined by Jeff Shinabarger. Jeff is a social entrepreneur, leader, and author at Plywood People. Plywood is a non-profit in Atlanta that leads a community of over 200 start ups doing good. In this episode, Jeff shares his wisdom on how to launch start ups. We hope this conversation inspires you, challenges, you, and brings you closer to launching your ideas.

LYP 011: When Passion and Creativity Collide: An Interview with Morsel's Hillary Sparks

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined by Morsel creator, Hillary Sparks. A year ago, Hillary launched a subscription based newsletter, Morsel. Morsel is uniquely designed and delivered monthly digest featuring her favorite Atlanta-area restaurants. In this episode Hillary describes her milestones and what the first year looks like for new launchers. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Hillary as much as we did.

LYP 010: Launching a New Career with the NFL's Hunter Henry

This week, Launch Youniversity is honored to be joined by NFL Tight End, Hunter Henry.

This past year, Hunter was drafted by the San Diego Chargers as the 35th overall pick. While Hunter's career path is unique, he is in the trenches learning about what it takes to launch a career just like many of you listening are. In this episode Hunter shares how he's learning from others in his field, how to overcome early-career upsets and lots of other lessons along the way. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Hunter as much as we did. 

LYP 009: When Your Launch Doesn't Go as Planned: The Story of Chick-fil-A BBQ Sauce

At Chick-fil-A, David is responsible for Menu Strategy and Shane is over Customer Experience. In July of 2016, David and his team were developing ways to freshen up their BBQ Sauce by launching a new recipe. They followed the steps of The Pathway to Launch Sequence and successfully validated the new product in test locations. Everything pointed to a successful launch. But what happens when your launch doesn't go the way it's supposed to? Listen to Episode 009 now. 

LYP 008: Chef Ford Fry on Launching with Purpose and Authenticity

In today's episode, Ford walks us through his process of taking an idea for a restaurant, designing a full concept, and ultimately opening its doors to the public. His approach is unique—instead of building everything around his idea, he starts with a location and builds his ideas around the needs of the neighborhood. This servant-leadership way of thinking has resulted in restaurants that feel authentic and serves a greater purpose in the city. Listen to the full episode now.

LYP 007: Learning How to Repeat Success with Chef Ford Fry

Ford Fry is one of Atlanta's most accomplished and well-recognized restauranteur. Between 2012 to 2016, Ford launched 10 new restaurants that quickly became some of the hottest spots in the city. 

Ford didn't set out to be the well-known success that he is. He had a passion for food, experiences and people—and those fueled his ambition for opening new restaurants and concepts. 

Our conversation with Ford proved that the more times you launch, the easier it gets. Listen to our full interview now. 

LYP 004: How to Leverage Social Media to Build an Online Family with Eryn Eddy

Welcome back to The Launch Youniversity Podcast! Today’s episode is part two of our conversation with Eryn Eddy of So Worth Loving. In part one of this conversation, Eryn talked about turning passion into business and turning business into community (listen now!). Today, she's diving deep in how to use social media to get you there. 

Eryn gives incredible insight on how to refer to your customers, how to have an impactful Instagram feed, and she even gives Jeff and Kevin few pointers on Snapchat. This is episode is a can’t miss for any launchers who are building their brand and online community!

LYP 002: Turning Ideas to Reality with The Launch Sequence

Welcome back to The Launch Youniversity Podcast! In today’s episode, Kevin Jennings sits down with Jeff Henderson to talk about his experiences launching products for Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, Dave Ramsey and his own company, Junction 32.

Here’s a hint: Oprah’s team taught him empathy, Tony taught him about raving fans and Dave taught him about being a generous brand.

Then, Jeff provides insight on the true definition of a successful launch and how following the steps of The Launch Sequence leads to repeated success for both entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs. Listen now!