Between Us with John Roa

Between Us with John Roa

It’s your weekly dose of the honest-to-god truth with John Roa. As a successful entrepreneur, humanitarian and globe-traveler he knows a thing or two about what it truly takes to succeed. It’s not all champagne and caviar, as you might think. Each week, he pulls back the curtain that we call success by sharing personal conversations with some of the biggest names in this game we call life. We promise to keep things between us.... Show More

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October 26, 2020 47 min

The John Roa Show is now Between Us with John Roa and our first guest is Dr. Drew! You know his successful career treating addicts and giving relationship advice on shows like Celebrity Rehab and Loveline but now hear his untold story. Hear about the childhood that formed his personality. Listen to how he dealt with the fact that he had immense amounts of medical knowledge, but was convinced he wasn’t the one to share that knowledg...

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October 5, 2020 1 min

The goal here at the show is to bring you the most interesting conversations with the world's most successful people. Like any good entrepreneur, I am always looking for ways to do that better, and I believe we've come across some of those, so it's time to pivot! We are going to take a very brief hiatus as we re-program a bit of this show. Stay tuned for this feed, and at @johnroa, for all of the updates! Thank you ...

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It’s been seven weeks since the coronavirus pandemic began. In that time, John has talked to 19 different leaders. From a mega real estate broker, to the owner of a hair salon in Chicago, to an NFL coach, and the drummer of The Smashing Pumpkins. 

This final episode of Leading from Home highlights some of these incredibly inspiring conversations and gives some insight into the ways in which people are leading with empathy, exploring...

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John speaks with performance coach Courtney Seard on the importance of managing expectations and some ways to navigate life and business, through the coronavirus pandemic. 

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John and his close friend, drummer Jimmy Chamberlin -- one of the founding members of The Smashing Pumpkins -- discuss how the coronavirus has affected the music industry, how it compares to other shakeups over the decades, and what may happen next.

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Louis Black, co-founder of SXSW, joins John on today’s episode from an Airbnb in the small town of Lockhart, Texas, to talk about the festival’s cancellation, retirement, as well as, the profound and often unpredictable ways he’s helped transform Austin. 

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Keyon Harrold, one of the foremost trumpeters of his generation, joins John on today’s episode to talk about canceling his spring tour dates, writing songs with a conscience, and using jazz as a force for good. He even recorded a special track just for us, called "Peaceful Ghostown". This isn't one to miss.

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The coronavirus is changing the entertainment industry worldwide. From theatrical releases to film festivals, the outbreak has effectively cancelled Hollywood. And there’s no end in sight. So, what will a post-pandemic Hollywood look like? John speaks with Academy Award-nominated film and TV producer Laura Bickford, who shares her feelings, predictions, and thoughts on returning to work. 

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John’s joined by Kirsten Jordan, a real estate adviser with the mega-brokerage firm Compass, to discuss some of the ways the pandemic has changed the Manhattan luxury market, how she’s managing active listings remotely, and her real estate predictions.

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John catches up with his shrink, Dr. Vince Passarelli, a New York City-based clinical psychologist, to discuss the mental health consequences of the pandemic, therapy options while quarantined, and the ways people can stay sane during this time.

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John speaks with Wendy Cambor, managing director of Accenture, about the ways she’s connecting with her co-workers and meeting the COVID-19 challenges with creativity and kindness.

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John speaks with Jenna Weiss-Berman, co-founder of Pineapple Street Studios, about the pros and cons of podcast consolidation, and how she’s leading her team and producing new content during the pandemic.

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Devon Levesque, a former athlete-turned-trainer and now entrepreneur talks with John and answers questions from fans on Instagram Live. He turned his passion into a business and is now an owner of the “most exclusive gym in NYC,” according to Forbes, and multiple other fitness-related ventures. You’ll hear his take on tips for staying healthy while staying at home and how he’s adapting his businesses to the quarantine.

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Dave Morrow, CEO of Michigan-based Lume Cannabis, has had to change the way Lume does business because of the coronavirus. The global pandemic struck just as Michigan’s fledgling cannabis industry was expanding. Lume opened in December, just as recreational sales in the state became legal. A few months later, Michigan issued a stay home order, preventing customers from buying cannabis in stores. 

Dave talks with John about the ways ...

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Rich Antoniello is the CEO and Founder of Complex Networks, which runs video-first brands that cater to young Millennials and the Gen-Z market. He talks with John about the challenges and opportunities the coronavirus poses for businesses and gives some surprising predictions of what’s to come next.

 

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Rob LoCascio, the founder and CEO of LivePerson, is no stranger to leading during a disaster. LivePerson went public right before the dot com bubble popped. A few years later, he watched the Twin Towers fall from his office windows. But this global pandemic is challenging him in ways he never thought possible. 

Rob talks about navigating the workplace in the time of the coronavirus, the ways his company is helping their employees wo...

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Alix Peabody, the founder and CEO of Bev – a beverage company in Los Angeles that makes canned wine – has had an incredible first year in the market. Alix had to overcome personal adversity to start the business, everything from a rare and serious medical condition, to overcoming imposter syndrome. 

Then, right as she was finally gaining traction in one of the most competitive industries in the world, a global pandemic hit. Now, Ali...

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Kevin Conroy Smith is one of a kind. He first built a network of tens of thousands of powerful people and started to host once-in-a-lifetime events—for free—for people inside that network that gained global notoriety. He organically spun that momentum into an experiential event agency that was throwing off millions of dollars in profit.

Then a global pandemic hit, that made doing business illegal for Kevin, as groups were no longer ...

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Alison Victoria is an entrepreneur, interior designer, the host of HGTV’s ‘Windy City Rehab’, one of the network’s best shows in its inaugural season. Just as she was wrapping up production for Season 2, a global pandemic hit, turning her world upside down. She joins John on the podcast today to talk about how she is managing through it, the effects on her show (and her livelihood), as well as some fun tips for home renovations, an...

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Since opening three years ago, Diana Monteleone’s salon in Chicago was every young entrepreneur’s dream—loved by customers, profitable and rapidly expanding. Then, the pandemic hit, and like millions of other small businesses, Diana was forced into a deeply challenging situation, having to abruptly make weighty decisions that will have long-term impacts for her and her employees, and put everything she had been working on at risk.


 

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