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!


July 8, 2022 52 mins

In this episode of Thrivenomics, Steve D. Sims, author of "Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen," shares his insights and strategies for achieving success in personal and professional endeavors. He emphasizes the importance of building strong relationships, taking bold actions, and creating unforgettable experiences to stand out in a crowded world.

From working with celebrities and billionaires to organi...

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Chelsea Peitz is a household name in the world of real estate marketing, especially when it comes to social media.  In this episode of Thrivenomics, Chelsea joins our host, James Duncan, Director of Marketing for Thrive Mortgage, to discuss how her extraordinary success developed from simply being an observant professional and discovering a passion.

Chelsea shares her insights about how coaching and content creation can he...

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Ken Perry knows a lot about a lot.  As the founder of the very aptly named company, The Knowledge Coop, Ken spends his days educating a lot of people on what he knows.  And what he really knows is Compliance, Federal Law, Guidelines, and Regulations in the Real Estate industry.  He also knows a lot about consumer protection.

In today's episode, James and Ken have a talk about what a lot of folks don't know about ...

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Fannie Mae is one of the most influential institutions in the world of Real Estate and private home ownership.  For far too long, much of the real estate industry has done a poor job of educating, advising, and serving minority communities.  A team at Fannie Mae recognized this and decided to take steps to address that issue on two fronts: Future Homeownership initiatives and Career Opportunities. 

Enter Jessica Wright.  ...

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For more than 25 years, Rene Rodriguez has leveraged behavioral neuroscience to inspire, impact, and transform the leadership capabilities of audiences everywhere.   "[Rene] has trained more than 100,000 people in applying behavioral psychology and neurology methodologies to solve some of the toughest challenges in leadership, sales, and change."  That includes the host of this podcast.

In this episode, James and...

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Teachers make great Real Estate Professionals.  This is at the heart of our conversation with retired teacher turned Realtor, Djuana Jadlot (DJ).  As a rising star in the world of Real Estate, DJ has a fascinating story about her journey to become a Realtor, the challenges she overcame, finding her tribe with Magnolia Realty, and the road ahead for her business.

We invite you to tune in as our host, James Duncan, and DJ ha...

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Coach Kyle Draper will tell you, "I'm not passionate about social media.  I'm passionate about what social media helps me do."  Spend some time conversing with Coach Kyle and you discover quickly how passionate he is about a lot of things.  Mostly, though, he loves connecting with people.  As one of the most sought-after speakers and social media coaches, Kyle spends most of his time learning about what makes ot...

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Ever wondered what goes into creating the Modern Mortgage experience?   It takes a lot of key people in the right places.  Namely the right partnerships.  As we kick off season 3 of Thrivenomics, we thought it would be an interesting exercise to let our listeners hear directly from a few of the key partnerships we have at Thrive Mortgage that help us to create legendary lending experiences for our clients.

In this episode,...

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Jamal Chubb was looking forward to the upcoming birth of his third child when the unthinkable happened.  His wife, Cierra, well into her third trimester, contracted Covid and that began the fight of her life.  Using social media as a primary means to update close friends and family, Jamal & Cierra's story soon took on a viral life of its own garnering hundreds of thousands of new social media followers as well as national ...

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Industry icon, influencer, podcaster, and all-around great young mind in the Mortgage Industry, Phil Treadwell joins us for a spirited discussion about how to move the industry forward and truly impact lives.  Aside from being a good friend of the show (and the people who run it), Phil is pretty smart when it comes to understanding how to make the right kind of impact on people in your networks.

Subscribe to Thrivenomics o...

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Tay Toliver knows adversity.  Growing up as a competitive athlete in Lubbock, TX, rising through the ranks of college basketball, and then creating a successful career in the Mortgage Industry is not a common progression.  Serving as the Director of Community Advancement, Tay has a deep-rooted passion in serving those who may feel sidelined in the pursuit of The American Dream.

Tune in to hear James, Raul, and Tay discuss ...

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In this episode of Thrivenomics, we had the pleasure of sitting down with two of our own here at Thrive Mortgage.  Ivan & Angela Benevich are a match made in Mortgage Heaven!  They are a big part of what makes this community of professionals so special.

Tune in to hear the story of how they met, how they're growing personally and professionally, and what it's like to work with this rock star team.


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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 contin...

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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 mus...

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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 "...

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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 prov...

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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 environmen...

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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 prev...

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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 tra...

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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 fo...

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