Unleash Your Purpose

Unleash Your Purpose

Ryan is the CEO & Founder of 5 companies that grew from $0 to $25M in 5 years with over 500 employees. He’s a performance psychologist, leadership expert, and above all else, a foster adoptive dad of 11 and passionate foster care advocate. Ryan believes in building businesses that do well financially and most importantly, do good for the world. As a faith-based social entrepreneur who founded the nonprofit Friends of Ohana, he's dedicated to helping you develop your business and leadership skills in a purposeful way so you can make the biggest impact on your community. If you're lost and looking for direction personally or professionally, you're in the right place! It's time to find your purpose, live into your strengths, and level up your faith, family, and business. With new episodes launching every week, the Unleash Your Purpose Podcast is here to challenge your limitations and push you towards your full potential!

Episodes

June 25, 2024 9 mins

Hey, it's Ryan Senters here from the "Unleash Your Purpose" podcast. I recently celebrated my 40th birthday, and it's given me a moment to pause and reflect on the journey I've taken as a leader. I want to share with you the transformative lessons I've discovered about leadership—insights that I believe can elevate your own journey, whether you're leading a team, a project, or just steering your personal...

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In this episode of The Unleash Your Purpose Podcast, host Ryan Senters, along with several guests, delve into the challenges of raising children in privileged environments. They discuss strategies for instilling a strong work ethic and financial responsibility in their kids, balancing provision with teaching the value of hard work. Through personal anecdotes, they emphasize leading by example, setting boundaries, and fosterin...

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Welcome back to the Unleash Your Purpose Podcast with your host, Ryan Senters. This episode is a celebration of Father's Day, and we're on location at the best coffee shop in the United States, Hanai. I'm sitting down with four incredible dads who I deeply respect, and we're diving into a heartfelt and hilarious conversation about fatherhood.

In this episode, we tackle everything from the importance of patience and b...

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In this episode of the Unleash Your Purpose Podcast, Ryan Senters and Charlie Smith delve into their past experiences in youth ministry and their transformative mission trip to India. They discuss redefining success and finding purpose through serving others, emphasizing the importance of mentorship, radical obedience, and stepping out in faith. Charlie shares his journey from high ticket sales and marketing to full-time mini...

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In this engaging episode of the Unleash Your Purpose Podcast, host Ryan Senters chats with Nick and Jose, the entrepreneurial spirits behind Barbell Effect. They dive into their origin story, starting with merchandise and evolving into a unique gym that fosters community and connection. The duo shares their bootstrap financing strategy, avoiding hefty loans by saving meticulously. They also discuss their flexible, client-cent...

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Hey there, Ryan Senters here! I’m thrilled to introduce the latest episode of the "Unleash Your Purpose" podcast, where we dive deep into the core of what it takes to be a true leader. In this episode, I sit down with the incredible April Brien, a young leader who embodies persistence and determination like no other.


April’s journey is nothing short of inspiring. From managing restaurants to launching her own fitness bus...

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In this heartfelt episode of the Unleash Your Purpose Podcast, Ryan Senters and Gary Kinder, two dedicated foster parents, delve into their personal experiences with foster care. They candidly share the challenges and triumphs of their foster parenting journey, including fostering sibling groups and the emotional process of reunification. The duo underscores the profound joy and growth that comes from extending their family&#...

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In this episode of the Unleash Your Purpose Podcast, Ryan, the owner of Hanai coffee shop, and Sara, the designer and partner, discuss the exciting challenge of opening a second Hanai location near a home for kids who have aged out of foster care. They explore the potential to employ these young adults, providing a valuable training ground. Despite a tight budget of $10,000 and a small space, the duo is determined to redesign the s...

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In this episode of the Unleash Your Purpose podcast, host Ryan speaks with Gary, a former FBI agent turned firefighter and paramedic. Gary shares his personal journey, discussing the challenges he faced in aligning his career with his true self and how he overcame the identity crisis following his time with the FBI. He finds fulfillment not just in his service as a firefighter but in the freedom it grants him to be present with his...

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In this episode of the Unleash Your Purpose podcast, host Ryan Senters chats with Slade, the owner of Trinity Custom Homes, about his experiences in the construction industry. Slade recounts the early days of his business, the 2008 economic downturn, and the recent pandemic's effects. He emphasizes client service, transparency, and the importance of family, including working with his wife and son in the business. The conversati...

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In this inspiring episode of the Unleash Your Purpose Podcast, Ryan Senters delves into the power of acknowledging life's triumphs and the inherent goodness around us. Ryan encourages listeners to embrace positivity and celebrate their successes, big or small. This message is particularly resonant to entrepreneurs and advocates, who often face challenges head-on. As we wrap up, Ryan leaves us with a reminder to carry thi...

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In this episode of The Unleash Your Purpose Podcast, host Ryan Senters interviews friend and Savannah Bananas baseball coach Tyler Gillum. The two discuss  the transformative power of servant leadership and creating unforgettable experiences. Tyler shares his personal journey, from overcoming a family history of addiction to setting ambitious goals of making a positive impact on a million lives. He emphasizes the importance of havi...

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In this engaging episode of The Unleash Your Purpose Podcast, host Ryan Senters sits down with Nindi and Carissa Wadhwa, the dynamic duo behind Scooptacular. The couple candidly shares the highs and lows of starting their ice cream business while juggling the roles of spouses, parents, and entrepreneurs. They touch on the invaluable support from their community, the lessons in financial literacy they're passing on to thei...

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In this heartfelt episode of the Unleash Your Purpose podcast, hosts Ryan and Sara Senters open up about their complex journey with their adoptive son Christian. They candidly discuss the highs and lows of Christian's struggles and the painful periods when he has ran away. The Senters share the impact of COVID-19 on Christian's well-being, leading to a serious mental health crisis. Despite the challenges Ryan and Sara...

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In this insightful episode of the "Unleash Your Purpose" podcast, Dr. Ryan Senters discusses the pervasive issue of anxiety, sharing personal stories and the importance of distinguishing between fear and anxiety. He explores the societal factors contributing to anxiety, such as technology-induced isolation and constant negative news. Dr. Senters offers a spiritual perspective on finding peace and overcoming anxiety...

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In this episode of The Unleash Your Purpose Podcast, host Ryan Senter and his father-in-law, Mr. Mark Abram, explore the intricate balance of family and business. They candidly share their journey from personal relationships to successful business partners in their coffee cafe venture, Ohana and Hanai. The duo discusses the critical role of shared values, vision, and the distinction between personal and professional realms. They al...

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In this special edition of the Unleash Your Purpose Podcast, host Ryan Senters celebrates his 40th birthday in Mexico with close friends. The episode is a blend of humor and wisdom as the group shares embarrassing moments about aging and delves into the trials and joys of fatherhood. They candidly discuss setting expectations for their children, embracing imperfections, and the delicate balance of guiding and letting go. Interspers...

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In this episode of The Unleash Your Purpose Podcast, host Ryan Senters sits down with Seth Wells, a seasoned entrepreneur known for his innovative approach to house flipping and his venture, Pallet Collective. Seth opens up about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, from the allure of time freedom to the often-overlooked stress and loneliness it can bring. He candidly discusses the journey to selling his business to privat...

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In this episode of the Unleash Your Purpose Podcast host Ryan Senters and his friends swap tales of aging with humor and heart. From a 40th birthday bash in Rocky Point to candid moments with their kids, these men laugh about the lighter side of getting older, like thinning hair and mishaps. They embrace the liberating aspects of maturity, such as letting go of punctuality pressures and societal expectations. It's a candi...

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In this episode of The Unleash Your Purpose Podcast, Ryan Senters sits down with entrepreneur and education advocate James Meehan. They delve into James' inspiring personal journey, including overcoming a stroke at 39 and his dedication to health optimization. James shares his transition from running a logistics company to owning charter schools in Phoenix, focusing on creating a positive impact with at-risk students. The...

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