Entrepreneurship

207: Ventum, Founder & CEO, Diaa Nour: On Spreading Happiness Through Bikes, Shifting Paradagms, & Entreprenurship

Diaa Nour is the Founder and CEO of Ventum,the world famous luxury bicycle brand with some of the most beautiful, high performance bicycles ever created for road, triathlon, and gravel. Beyond the great design, Ventum has shifted the paradigm for bike buying with their direct to consumer business model, personalized fit and spec options at the point of purchase, including everything from components and wheels to bar width, stem length, and even gear range.

I had so much fun syncing up with Diaa during todays conversation on the podcast!  We talk about how Ventum came to fruition and the inspiration behind him launching this company, and he offers great entrepreneurial tips and advice. We also chat about his his passion for endurance sports, training, his fave gear, and how he is currently staying healthy and fit.

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202. The Pros Closet Founder, Nick Martin, On Where To Get Everything You Need For Your Next Cycling Adventure

Today on the Marni On The Move podcast, I sync up with Nick Martin, former pro cyclist and Founder of The Pros Closet, the ecommerce and shopping destination for all things cycling. The Pro’s Closet Inc. (TPC) is the world’s largest and most trusted brand for pre-owned bikes. TPC purchases new and pre-owned bikes and accessories from manufacturers, retailers, and individuals.  Whatever your jam- Road, Mountain, Gravel, Ebike they have it all!

In 2006, Nick Martin was living out of his van, he was a Pro MTB-er, earning $17 a week. He started a shop on eBay, that he used to sell old gear, kits, and really anything for friends, teammates, other cyclists, today it’s a multi-million dollar business.  The company continues to grow, as they raised 40 Million in Series B Funding and Nick recently brought on a new CEO, John Levisay, to take the reins, but I’ll let him tell you the story….

During our convo, Nick also shares where his passion for MTB and cycling began, how he went pro, and how is riding has evolved and shifted over the tears.  We chat about some of the lessons and ideas he has gleamed while out on the bike that he has brought back to the business, some key turning points in growing The Pros Closet, and how he contues to follow his passion and do what he loves.

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187. Amy Maddocks, Co-Founder Mad Ritual CBD, on Entrepreneurship, Brand Growth, & Staying Mentally and Spiritually Fit

Amy Maddocks is the Co-founder of Mad Ritual CBD recovery balms and bath bombs, my go-to recovery aid. Mad Ritual is a women owned, all natural CBD company that manufactures the highest quality topicals with zero THC. Mad Ritual CBD is a game changer when it comes to increasing performance output and maximizing recovery.

On this episode of Marni on the Move, I sync up with Amy to talk about the latest business developments and product launches at Mad Ritual. Amy catches me up on her recent position changes within the company, as well as how COVID impacted the CBD industry. We chat about Mad Ritual’s latest wellness essentials, including their  CBD balms and bath bombs. Amy and I also sync up on her mental and spiritual health routines, as well as the exercises and meditations that keep her ready to continue creating the latest and greatest CBD products.

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142. Navy SEAL, Rich Diviney On Uncovering Our Core Attributes and Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance from Courage to Resilience

Navy SEAL, Rich Diviney is the Author of the game-changing new book, The Attributes, 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance, which could not have come at a better time! He is a former Navy SEAL Commander who served on 13 overseas deployments over 21 years as an active member and officer of the armed forces’ most elite, top secret group.  During his career, Rich was intimately involved in a specialized SEAL selection process, which whittled a group of hundreds of extraordinary SpecOps candidates down to a handful of the most elite performers.

Often, Diviney would be surprised by which candidates didn’t make it  and which succeeded. Someone could have all the right skills and still fail.  While more dismissible candidates would ironically prove to be top performers. This seemingly objective criteria wasn’t telling him what he most needed to know: who would succeed in one of the world’s toughest military assignments?

It is similarly hard to predict success in the real world! We have all seen the underdog student accomplish exceptional achievements or highly skilled employees fail to meet expectations.  We have seen the little engine that could, entrepreneur and company excel to the top and the dream team with tons of talent and a high profile brand with lots of capitol go under.

While working with top special operators for decades. Rich noticed that beneath obvious skills are hidden drivers of performance, surprising core attributes—including cunning, adaptability, courage, even narcissism—that determine how resilient or perseverant we are, how self-aware and how conscientious.  These attributes inform how we perform as individuals and as a team. These same methodologies that Rich used as a SEAL can be used by anyone in their lives for personal and professional development. Understanding these attributes can empower you to perform optimally, in any situation!

During our conversation, Rich offers an inside look at his new book, The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance. He shares the inspiration and philosophy behind the book, how to use the book to uncover our hidden attributes, understanding the difference between skills, talent, and attributes. Rich sheds light on optimal vs peak performance and how to use your attributes for personal and professional development. He also dials us into to the very cool online assessment tools he created with a dynamic team of experts so YOU can see what your made of when it comes to Grit, Mental Acuity and Drive. Click HERE to take the assessment!

Rich also talks about the SpecOps training program called MindGym—the first of its kind scientifically devised to help elite soldiers perform faster, longer, and better in all environments—especially high-stress ones. And of course, we talks about the workouts and training fueling him for success these days!

Diviney is also a highly sought after speaker and consultant with the Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute and Simon Sinek Inc. He’s taught leadership and optimal performance to more than five thousand business, athletic, and military leaders from organizations such as American Airlines, Meijer Inc., the San Francisco 49ers, Pegasystems, Zoom, and Deloitte.

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Mad Ritual CBD Balm has changed our sports and fitness recovery game in a big way!  Get ready to recover like a rebel with these awesome high quality CBD infused products!  Shop with our code marnionthemove for 15% off your purchase..

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58. Paige Novick, World Renowned Jewelry Designer, Fragrance and Wellness Entrepreneur, and Crystal Healer On Living In Alignment, Turning Routines to Rituals and Intentional Beauty.

Rooted in spirituality, born and raised in NYC, into a family of entrepreneurs, Paige Novick was a young college student, living in Paris, studying French Literature and Language at Sorbonne University when a life changing opportunity to intern with Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel presented itself and the course of her life and career shifted in a whole new direction, sparking her talent and passion for design.

Today she is a world renowned, award winning jewelry designer, founder of namesake company, beauty and fragrance industry disruptor, and sought after Crystal Healer and Educator.  Her name has become synonymous with effortless style and refined, chic pieces that strike a balance between of the moment relevance and timeless design. She is a member of the CFDA (The Council of Fashion Designers of America) and the winner of Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for Fine Jewelry in 2015.

Marni and Paige converse about her love of all things French, the college internship that changed her life, where her talent for design and passion for spirituality began, her entrepreneurial journey, the transformative meditation retreat that shifted her personal and career evolution, turning routine into ritual, intentional beauty, mindfulness, living in alignment, and the inspiration behind her newest collection, Gem Story.  Gem Story a line of five gem-stone infused multi-sensory essential oils-Dream, Calm, Balance, Passion, and Strength, created in collaboration with natural beauty brand, Bios Apothecary. These oils, depending on the healing intention, are scented with therapeutic essences of refreshing citrus, calming lavender, and balancing ylang-ylang, and infused with crystals like stabilizing Tiger’s Eye, Quartz Crystal, bold Black Tourmaline, intoxicating Garnet and Rose Quartz Crystal, soothing Peridot, Ethiopian Opal and more.  Naturally, Paige designed a beautiful collection of pendants that match each of the oils, with her signature chain, three diamonds and healing crystal, fusing her two worlds together.

Also on the episode, Paige talks about the programs she is teaching to educate consumers on the vibrational energy of crystals along with their transformative, empowering and healing powers, she shares a few of her favorite motivational authors and books empowering her at the moment, and the workouts the wellness routines that fueling her for success.

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