Thrivenomics

Thrivenomics

Thrivenomics is not your ordinary podcast. We will make the complex simple by educating and entertaining our listeners on a host of topics of particular importance to you. If you are looking for relevant and approachable information regarding personal finance, real estate, wellness, popular culture, and many other engaging topics of conversation, we invite you to subscribe and listen in! Alone we dream, together we THRIVE!

Episodes

November 3, 2020 51 min

What differentiates Thrive Mortgage?  It begins with our people.  Joining us in the studio for Episode 22 is Donielle Geiser, VP of Operations for Thrive Mortgage.  Donielle's story of rising through the ranks from an Assistant Processor at the branch level to one of the top management positions within the company demonstrates both the amazing opportunities available at Thrive as well as Donielle's determination to continua...

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Patrick Easter, Owner/Broker of Easter & Easter Realtors, has been helping clients buy and sell Real Estate in the Austin market for decades.  However, there's much more to Patrick's passions than just Real Estate.  In this episode of Thrivenomics, Patrick shares stories from his recent cycling journey from Kanab, UT back home to Austin, TX.  The journey took more than three weeks to complete, covered almost 1,300 muscl...

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For her whole life, music has been a passion for today's guest, Allison Wilkinson, Founder of I AM School of Music.  James & Raul had a fascinating conversation with Allison about music and its impact on the human experience.  Allison, a lifelong musician, found a way to transition this love of sound and movement into a career as a musical instructor.

Allison developed a style of musical instruction known as "Emotionally...

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Today, Thrivenomics goes international (sorta).  Joining us today is one of Thrive Mortgage's favorite loan officers, Schervy Ortiz!  Schervy shared with us his journey to becoming a champion for helping those in underserved or minority communities in building wealth through homeownership.

Nothing energizes Schervy more than connecting with borrowers who feel that the dream of homeownership is unattainable... and proving them wr...

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Forget Bo Jackson... Tamara Jenkins knows fitness!  In this episode of Thrivenomics, we uncover what would inspire a successful advertising executive to leave that behind to become one of the most sought-after Certified Fitness Professionals in the industry.  Tamara discusses turning "Passion into Profit" and the journey to becoming a fitness expert and how her business model has morphed in the current COVID-19 environment.

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We are thrilled to welcome back to Thrivenomics Dr. Marty Makary, Physician and Professor of Health Policy at Johns Hopkins.  In Episode 6, we had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Makary to discuss COVID-19 and how the pandemic was going to impact our communities, our economy, and our daily routines.

Since that time, there has been endless news coverage, multiple debates, and an overload of data from all corners about prevention, tr...

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Dustin Brohm is a nationally-recognized speaker, podcast host, columnist, and influencer in the Real Estate industry.  He also has a day job as a top producing Broker-Owner for eXp in Salt Lake City, UT.  

In our latest interview, Raul & James had the pleasure of talking with Dustin and hearing about his background and thoughts on why a local Realtor and Mortgage Lender team make the biggest impact on a real estate transaction f...

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The latest episode of Thrivenomics presents our interview with Scott Harris, CEO and founder of SocialSurvey.  Given his roots in the Real Estate industry as a top-producing Realtor, and his penchant for constant innovation, it was a natural progression for Scott to establish a platform for consumers to voice their true experience. 

With a keen eye on the nature of consumer behavior, SocialSurvey has created a solution for service ...

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There may not be a more passionate evangelist for the benefits of Reverse Mortgages anywhere than our special guest, Loren Riddick.  Riddick, Thrive Mortgage's National Director of Reverse Lending, shares with James and Raul about his journey from college athlete to the world of residential finance.

Like most Loan Originators, many years ago, Loren entered into his mortgage career with very little knowledge of what distinguished...

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How can a 30-year industry veteran influence the Next Generation?  In our latest episode, James and Raul get a chance to talk with Laura Leavy, Branch Manager for Thrive Mortgage in the Denver, CO market.  It won't take you long to understand why Laura is one of the most successful mortgage lenders in her area.  She takes special care in making sure that her clients and her business partners all know how much they are appreciat...

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Episode 11 of Thrivenomics features our favorite nerd, Denise Donoghue!  Financing a home is a complicated, and sometimes confusing, process.  Consumers need an advocate who will take the time to strategize on the best mortgage loan program for their future financial success.  That's exactly what they get when they work with "The Mortgage Nerd"!  In our interview with Denise, we cover the full gamut of what a client sho...

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In this fascinating discussion, we interview Jeff Sandefer, Co-Founder of Acton Academy.  What he and his wife Laura have done, along with the support of hundreds of families across the globe, is create a revolution that has reignited a love of learning.  Not simply for the sake of "knowing", but for the joy of "becoming".

Acton Academy is focused on "equipping children to share learning with each other, in a cl...

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When you think of Texas, what comes to mind?  For many people, it's typically a  combination of cattle, cowboys, oil fields, and pumpjacks.  How about internationally acclaimed wineries? 

In Central Texas, along Highway 290 just west of Austin, Winemaking has been a rapidly growing industry for a number of years.  In this week's episode, James and Raul sat down in the studio with Henry Crowson, founder of Crowson Wines in J...

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Ever thought of building a custom home or thought it was out of reach?  It's probably more feasible than you think.  In this interview, we sat down with Brian Hurd, VP of National Builders Division for Thrive Mortgage.  Brian knows the construction side of the industry better than most and James and Raul spent some time talking about what every consumer should know when it comes to building their dream home from the ground up.

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In this special Memorial Day tribute episode of Thrivenomics, we have the privilege of interviewing Donna Cranston, founder of Defenders of Freedom.  DoF is a charitable organization founded under the guiding principle of serving those who have served us.  Specializing in working with Military Servicemen and Servicewomen who are battling with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury, Donna's team helps these brave soldi...

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In this special recording of Thrivenomics, our hosts, James Duncan and Michael Jones are joined by world-renown Physician, Researcher, Best-Selling Author, Professor, and Public Policy influencer Dr. Marty Makary.  COVID-19 has made an incredible impact on the world, our nation's economy, and our way of life. There are more questions than answers it seems and knowing what information to trust has never been more important. 

Dr. ...

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Thrivenomics host, James Duncan, interviewed Derick Zwerneman and how this Austin Firefighter discovered his purpose to become one of the biggest servants in Central Texas. 

Derick talks about his background and the moment that led to his involvement with Austin Disaster Relief Network, an organization dedicated to connecting communities with those around us who need the most help. 

Today's episode illustrates the keys to connec...

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In the latest episode of Thrivenomics, James Duncan interviews Kristin Messerli, CEO & Founder of Cultural Outreach.  Messerli, a contributing author to HousingWire, recently published an article discussing the changing landscape of consumer behavior related to real estate and homeownership.  In their discussion, Duncan and Messerli cover a range of topics related to how consumers (namely Millenial and Gen Z consumers) view the...

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In this episode of Thrivenomics, James Duncan welcomes back Michael Jones, CFO for Thrive Mortgage.  It has been a rocky two weeks in the U.S. and global economies.  Michael brings a great perspective on what transpired, why markets moved the way they did, and where we are now.

In our first episode waaaay back in early February, Michael and James discussed the state of the mortgage industry and mortgage rates through 2019 and leadin...

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Declared dead on the battlefield and almost shipped home in a body bag, Major Anthony Smith (U.S. Army, Ret.) shares the amazing story of his long road to recovery.  Thanks to the efforts and intervention of an organization named Defenders of Freedom, Major Smith, and many other brave servicemen and servicewomen suffering from the aftereffects of combat, are able to find hope, strength, and purpose.

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