The Art of Improvement

The Art of Improvement

Giovanni Marotta and Karen Clauss interview guests about their lives and businesses.... Show More

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Jessica Hampton with Wholesale Properties SA and Ali Day with Texas All Cash Home Buyers talk about their businesses which will buy homes and sell them making fair all-cash offers. They say they buy houses in any condition letting their company take over the burdens that come with an unwanted property.

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Loss of Life Advocates Founder Esther Pipoly created LOLA after losing both her father and her husband within just 2 months. She quickly found herself in over her head when it came time to take care of the business side of these devastating losses. LOLA offers a type of concierge service for preparing for or dealing with death by providing a wide variety of guidance options, services and referrals for corporations and individua... Read more

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CEO of The Stratton Sport & Spine Clinic, Dr. Brock Stratton talks about his journey creating a preventative form of healthcare with a special interest in athletes. He talks about his determination to treat sports injuries and help athletes decrease their risk of injury.

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Elysia Treviño-Gonzales is the Chief Executive Officer of Twang Partners Ltd., a family-owned manufacturer of premium-flavored salts, sugars, and seasonings headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Treviño-Gonzales leads the management team in carrying out strategic plans for the organization while ensuring company-wide commitment to company values and culture. Treviño-Gonzales is essential to the team and provides big-picture thinking... Read more

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Leslie Komet Ausburn, Co-Founder of Quantum ERA and Executive Producer Wayne Miller talk about the award winning content development technology firm that's changing the way people receive information. The company has created a number of award winning reality products including its Experience Real History brand for the Alamo and Gettysburg.

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Mach1 Services CEO Rick Narpaul and President Laura Narpaul head this San Antonio-based company which plans to expand across the U.S. Mach1's app streamlines the connection between customers and roadside assistance service providers by digitizing the process and using geolocation.

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President and Owner of Transworld Leasing Peggy Cash talks about her company, San Antonio's leader of vehicle, equipment, medical equipment and airplane leasing. Transworld is a multi-million dollar leasing company started by her husband. They worked together at Transworld for over 20 years until his death in 2018 after a long battle with cancer.

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Music Superstar and Mental Health Advocate Naomi Judd talks about her personal journey with depression and anxiety and about her book "River of Time: My Descent into Depression and How I Emerged with Hope" as the keynote speaker at the 2019 Legacy of Hope Luncheon. Judd, best known as a music superstar and TV actress talks about battling depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide all while sharing her story of success aga... Read more

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President and Founder of Carzuz, Phil Kandera worked in car sales for years but when he decided to take off on his own, it proved to be a great decision. Kandera conceived Carzuz, a software platform designed to allow him to purchase vehicles directly from individuals. Carzuz is also a way individuals can get around all of the hoops usually associated with selling their used car.

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Lick Honest Ice Creams Co-Owners Anthony Sobotik and Chad Palmatier talk about their love of ice cream and opening up another location. Lick Honest Ice Creams started in Austin in 2011. They now have 4 locations there and can now be found in quality grocers across America and can be shipped anywhere in the continental US.

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VP of The Ancira Auto Group, April Ancira talks about overseeing the operations of 11 new franchised auto stores. She has worked in the family car business since 1997 in every facet from being an operator and cashier to selling cars and trucks on the front line.

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CEO and Co-Founder of LandOnEarth-Mario Corona, a local real estate developer has moved from home building to home buying. He has created a new house-finding platform that allows home seekers to look for homes based on a standard set of requirements like bedrooms, bathrooms and square footage.

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Jack and Dy Lynne Dabney combine their unique styles to create a signature look to create entire homes or just the interior. Jack builds homes and his wife Dy Lynne creates elegance in every home she touches with her show Joyeux Home Decor. The couple talks about their journey in being entrepreneurs and what it takes to be successful!

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Actress and star of Matilda, Taylor Paige Henderson talks about being home schooled, how she fell in love with acting and about her future plans! She is currently starring in the lead role of the play Matilda.

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Chief Medical Officer with Aspire Fertility-Dr. Francisco Arredondo talks about his over 20 years of experience in fertility care. He says he built his practice on the concept of transformation: meeting each patient wherever they are in the process and guiding them along their path to parenthood.

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Wildway Granola Co-Founder Kelli Koehler talks about her late nights in the kitchen with her husband and Co-Founder Kyle trying to create a health food bar that wouldn't hold together. They almost gave up until they realized the soft and chewy concoction would eventually become their best selling product. Wildway Granola is now available in over 150 HEBs, Amazon Prime, Whole Foods, Kroger and all along the US Coast!

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Guido Companies Inc. with CEO Maryanne Guido. She talks about growing up in the construction business, how the company has changed and becoming the CEO.

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Austin Oculofacial Plastics Dr Sean Paul talks about his mission to provide excellence in state of the art eye and facial cosmetic procedures and surgeries with an emphasis on safety, treatment outcomes and more importantly making a positive difference in the lives of his valued patients.

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Jesse Diaz and Jesse Martinez with Air Force Civilian Service talk about their organization and how to work for the Air Force as a civilian. They also talk about the jobs available and programs that could be a great opportunity for a college student.

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June 7, 2019 25 min

Native San Antonian Gordon V. Hartman is a philanthropist and former businessman who is the Founder of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation. He talks about The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation which helps families who deal with cognitive and physical disabilities who face daily obstacles that are truly hard to imagine.

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