Designed To Grow

Designed To Grow

I have always been interested in the "how" and "why" some people have been able to achieve amazing personal and professional success. After finishing my Master's degree in Teaching I wanted to pursue my curiosity further. With this podcast I am going to talk to and learn from the founders of companies and leaders in their own profession. We will discuss how they got started and what they had to learn to get to where they are today.The premise of this podcast is to show that everyone is capable of learning and that everyone is Designed to Grow.


July 10, 2023 66 mins

Mick is a Chartered Financial Analyst and the author of “Mellow Your Money: How to Surf the Market and Build Wealth Without Stressing Yourself Out”. Mick also owns his own investment firm called “Heyman Investment Counseling”

In this episode we discuss how Mick helps his clients find financial security through long-term growth strategies in financial markets. Mick illustrates his journey into investment counseling and what he h...

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Derrick is a General Contractor and the founder of McClintock Building Company. His company serves as experts in whole house remodeling, additions, landscaping and much more.

Before Derrick started his own construction company he was a professional motocross rider. Early in his professional career he competed in racing and then focused more on freestyle and long distance jumps. 

In this episode Derrick talks about his caree...

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Co-Founder of Everywhere Beer, Daniel explains how he and his old co-workers turned a fun idea into a fully operational brewery. This episode highlights the financial and logistical challenges within starting a beer company. Daniel also highlights his perspective of growing the business as the head of marketing.
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May 29, 2023 72 mins

Dan has spent the last 20 years working in the tech industry focused on health care and private equity. In this episode, Dan does an amazing job breaking down what private equity is and how it affects business owners and their employees. 

He talks about what are the consequences of buying and selling businesses and how that process takes place. Important themes that we discuss are “confusion over what is success”, “the hol...

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May 22, 2023 69 mins

Dr. DeAnna Crosby is the Clinical Director at New Method Wellness as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

New Method Wellness is a dual diagnosis treatment center that specializes in treating substance abuse addiction and underlying mental health issues. Dr. DeAnna has been featured on multiple episodes of the Dr. Phil Show, NBC News, and several other news outlets as the expert in Mental Health.

In this episode DeA...

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May 15, 2023 68 mins

Andrew is the founder of The Brew House located in San Juan Capistrano, California.

In this episode, Andrew goes into great detail about how he turned a fun idea into a fully operational restaurant and bar. This episode highlights the financial and logistical challenges within the restaurant industry. Andrew also talks about the lessons he’s learned from a failed partnership when he started the business. 


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April 24, 2023 65 mins

Natalie is the founder of Verso Homes, a real estate agency located in Southern California.

In this episode, Natalie discusses her path to entrepreneurship, why 85-90% of real estate agents quit, and what the future of the housing market looks like in Southern California. With over 20 years of experience in the real estate market, Natalie accurately defines the necessary actions needed to be successful in this industry.


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April 17, 2023 64 mins

Terry is the founder of The Burns Company. Established in 1988, The Burns Company builds and designs some of the most luxurious residential outdoor landscapes in Southern California. 

In this episode, Terry highlights the necessary actions and milestones needed to achieve long lasting business success. Terry’s leadership and wisdom has guided The Burn’s Company to survive multiple recessions and a pandemic. His approach to buil...

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April 10, 2023 62 mins

Kim is the founder of Guiding Hands Healthcare and the author of “Becoming Who You’re Meant To Be”. Guiding Hands Healthcare is a company that supports treatment centers by offering programs to help individuals suffering from mental health concerns, alcoholism, and addiction. 

In this episode we discuss how Kim went from being homeless dealing with addiction to leading a company that focuses on rebuilding lives that have been c...

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April 3, 2023 60 mins

In the past every episode has been focused on professional growth but for today’s episode I wanted to talk with my wife Bekah about growth in marriage. In this episode we talk about how our relationship has grown and from when we first started dating to now. We discuss why we knew we were ready to get married, what we prioritize, and how being married has benefited our careers.

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March 27, 2023 70 mins

John is a retired professor of Business and Engineering Ethics. He taught at several universities including UCI, Loyola Marymount, and Chapman. John also worked at Hughes Aircraft Company where he managed secret government programs in R&D and Integrated Logistics.

In this episode we discuss the importance of ethics in business and engineering and how real world application doesn’t always fit the theoretical application taug...

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March 20, 2023 73 mins

Martin is the founder of Diedrich Coffee and Kéan Coffee. He first opened Diedrich Coffee as a neighborhood coffeehouse in Costa Mesa in 1984. During the next 20 years of operation, Diedrich Coffee became one of the largest coffee companies on the west coast. Establishing themselves as direct competitors with Starbucks.

In this episode we discuss Martin’s journey from growing up on a farm in Guatemala to moving to the US to sta...

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March 13, 2023 65 mins

Sarah is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and is certified in Perinatal Mental Health. Sarah specializes in pregnancy, postpartum, fertility challenges, and general life transitions.

In this episode we discuss Sarah’s journey to becoming a therapist, the signs and symptoms that someone may be suffering from a traumatic event, and when should someone seek professional help. Sarah does an amazing job highlighting the rea...

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March 6, 2023 113 mins

Brandon is the CEO and a founder of MVL, a luxury training apparel company. 

MVL stands for “My Valued Lessons”. The name of the company comes from Brandon’s story of redemption. Before starting MVL, Brandon was a star athlete, a college student, and a natural entrepreneur but made poor life decisions.

He was expelled from college, made the news, and served jail time. After hitting rock bottom, Brandon’s pain and disappointment ...

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February 27, 2023 53 mins

Dr. Diana is the founder of Acts of Wellness. As a physical therapist, she specializes in Lymphatics and Oncology. Within her specialty of lymph, her heart and soul goes out to helping cancer patients, breast cancer survivors, and those going through post-op plastic surgery.

In this episode we discuss where her passion for treating lymphedema came from, active treatments she does with her patients, and the importance of adversity fo...

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February 20, 2023 60 mins

Dr. Calahan is the founder of Calahan Family Chiropractic. 

As a chiropractic specialist, her primary focus is in family wellness where she provides prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care. Seven years ago, she started her practice seeing private clients at their homes. Today, Dr. Calahan operates and manages a medical office that includes several other specialists.

In this episode we discuss her journey through medical school to st...

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February 13, 2023 77 mins

Joe Wilshire is a Co-Founder of Project Social, Rad Beer Co., and MGW Commercial Builders.

Joe is a professional when it comes to business and has dedicated his life to entrepreneurship. He started his first business when he was 14 years old cleaning vacant lots in San Bernardino. From his experience in construction to establishing one of the most popular restaurants in Orange County, Joe is a master when it comes to business d...

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February 6, 2023 65 mins

Tom Cordato is one the founders of Artifex Brewing based out of San Clemente, California.

Tom has dedicated most of his life working in the restaurant and retail industry. With an emphasis in family, Artifex is locally known as a family-run company and is a staple piece in San Clemente’s brewery community.

In this episode, we discuss the reality and challenge of establishing a craft beer company, building relationships with...

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January 30, 2023 61 mins

Joey Molina is the founder of Zion Worship and they just dropped their very first EP called “Sights and Sounds” yesterday January 29th!

Joey has dedicated almost his entire life to music and leading worship. His unbelievable talent in music and leadership have provided him with the necessary tools to build up a team that is designed to build a house for the Lord. 

In this episode, we discuss Joey’s experience with planting multi...

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January 23, 2023 64 mins

Ryan Moore is a phenomenal science teacher and has been teaching science and leadership electives for the past three years. His passion for child development and his charismatic personality have set him up for significant leadership roles within his school.

In this episode, we discuss Ryan’s path to becoming a middle school teacher. We talk about why teachers are getting “burnt out”, the value of having a great reputation within the...

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