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District of Conservation is a podcast highlighting the incredible conservationists who thrive and survive deep in or around "The Swamp." These are the policymakers, storytellers, trailblazers, and hardworking folks who go unnoticed but shape this region—whether they live or work here. In addition to guests, the podcast will also cover difficult and even controversial conservation public policy matters and news. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district-of-conservation/support
 
Why settle for an ordinary brand, when you can have an exceptional one? Gerry Foster, The Branding Evangelist and leading small business brand strategist, has helped over 100,000 small businesses from over 600 different industries create unforgettable brands. But how do you develop a truly great brand that is something more than having a nice logo, website, or colorful social media images? This is just one of the thought-provoking, big questions Gerry digs into on his Big Brand Formula podca ...
 
Real Entrepreneurial Stories is a series of authentic, wide-ranging conversations with entrepreneurs in the thick of it. Entrepreneurship is a unique journey, and our hope is these stories will encourage you to share your own learnings and connect with other entrepreneurs. In these conversations, we explore origin stories, challenges, wins, difficult learnings, transferable habits, and philosophies on business and life. Each discussion is hosted live, followed by an un-recorded Q&A. Please c ...
 
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In Episode 169 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes back firearms reporter Stephen Gutowski. Earlier this week, Stephen announced he left Washington Free Beacon to launch his new project, The Reload, where he'll offer sober and objective firearms news and analysis. Follow Stephen on Instagram and Twitter. Give his website a follow on Fac…
 
Entrepreneur - Edward Rocha Current or Primary Business(s) - The Morning Goals, Rola Languages Topics of Conversation Don’t build the ship while sailing Sometimes you need to Pause and regroup Pause sooner rather than later Making the worst decisions when he didn’t have money, decisions out of necessity that were not necessarily the best Learning t…
 
In Episode 168 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT). Daines recently won a second term to the U.S. Senate and is fifth-generation Montanan. He's a lifelong sportsman and grew up in Bozeman, Montana In the U.S. Senate, Daines is working on issues of critical importance to growing good-paying Montana job…
 
In Episode 167 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews Shoshana Weissmann. When not focusing on occupational licensing reform or working for a public policy think thank, Shoshana hikes and traverses National Parks. Shoshana chats how Acadia National Park inspired her love of the outdoors, the best altitude sickness remedies, her close enc…
 
Entrepreneur - Gerry Valentine Current or Primary Business(s) - Gerry Valentine Topics of Conversation Writing a book and why - The thriving mindset and lessons from a life of overcoming disruption Value Perspective - Solving client's problems instead of selling expertise, selling solutions. Building a "Practise" vs. "Business" Thriving is not only…
 
In Episode 166 of District of Conservation, Gabriella is joined by Lone Star Outdoor Show host Cable Smith. Gabriella first appeared on Cable's show a few months ago. Gabriella and Cable discuss what's trending in conservation, hunting, firearms, ATF appointments, National Parks, and more. Show Notes: ATF Director Nominee David Chipman - Washington…
 
In Episode 165 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes back Cast and Blast Florida podcast co-host and waterfowl/fishing guide, Travis Thompson. They chat "Keepers of the Everglades," what's happening in Piney Point, a recent conservation success, why Florida isn't simply a punchline, and why transplants should rest their bones in the Sunsh…
 
In Episode 163 of District of Conservation, Gabriella previews her upcoming Conservation Nation video on Aguaculture featuring Marshall Jones of Mack's Fish Camp, conservationist Mike Elfenbein, and AguaCulture creator Nick Szabo. Catch up on Part I & Part II. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district-of-conservation/support…
 
In Episode 163 of District of Conservation, Gabriella presents listeners with Part II of this week's "Keepers of the Everglades" series. This episode features Betty Osceola and Nyla Pipes. Betty operates Buffalo Tiger Airboats and is a member of the Miccosukee Tribe, while Nyla runs One Florida Foundation. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.f…
 
In Episode 162, Gabriella highlights conversations she had with Florida ranchers Brad Phares and Matt Pearce on how they work to sustain the Greater Everglades ecosystem and conservation while running their operations. Watch Conservation Nation Episode 4: How Cows Keep Florida Green Learn more about Brad Phares' projects: Between the Beaches Podcas…
 
Entrepreneur - Chantal Brine Current or Primary Business(s) - EnPoint Topics of Conversation Mentorship is one of the most transformational tools - how can we help more people access that tool A mentor acts as a mirror We are all both mentors/mentees, just depends on circumstances, what stage we are in, the subject If i go back i would have hoped t…
 
In Episode 161 of District of Conservation, Gabriella is re-joined by newly-minted Alaskan and sportsman Cody McLaughlin. They chat him adjusting to the Last Frontier, living down the road from a great Arctic char fishery, MeatEater piece vs hunter recruitment, exploring the problems with solar and offshore wind, and he gives listeners an update ab…
 
In Episode 160 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with Gerry Bethge — Outdoor Life Deputy Editor and one of the four co-authors of this rebuttal to the Meat Eater piece called "The Case Against Hunter Recruitment." Gabriella and Gerry unpack the debate over hunter recruitment efforts, the merits of R3 (recruitment, retention, reactivatio…
 
In Episode 159 of District of Conservation, Gabriella chats with Jake Latendresse— owner of Latendresse Media Collective, Prairie Rock Outfitters, and the Town Pump Restaurant and Bar in Ft. Collins, CO. Follow LM Collective: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Website Follow Jake: Facebook, Instagram + Outdoor Camera Man Follow Prairie Rock Out…
 
Entrepreneur - Sylvie Desjardins Current or Primary Business(s) - NxCareer Topics of Conversation Navigating Imposter Syndrom Hardship fuels the fire - pursuing a more impactful legacy If you don’t have a mentor go get a coach, invest in yourself Networking - create the connection, entertain the relationship and then meet new people Networking need…
 
Entrepreneur - Shane Borthwick Current or Primary Business(s) - Impact Wealth Topics of Conversation Entering the family business at 21 Innovating and growing the new aquaculture industry in its earliest stages Finding the right client FIT before selling Aligning goals with values Long term relationships vs. short term sales Changing directions as …
 
Entrepreneur - Steve Anderson Current or Primary Business(s) - CoLo Consulting Personal Website: https://www.steve-anderson.co/ Topics of Conversation Starting with small steps Find the people that understand your situation Share what you’re doing with your network. Build in front of an audience, be vulnerable. If something isn’t working, try somet…
 
In Episode 158 of District of Conservation, Gabriella is rejoined by past guest of the podcast, Robbie Kroger. Robbie is behind the upstart project-turned-nonprofit Blood Origins. Check out their Supporter Program and their new Wyoming Hunters for the Hungry campaign. Follow Blood Origins on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. --- Support th…
 
In Episode 156 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses three things: a preview of her Florida-themed episodes in episodes that'll be called "Keepers of the Everglades"; how to hold newly-minted Interior Secretary Deb Haaland accountable for conservation; and how Colorado Governor Jared Polis' "Meat Out Day" fizzled and got scorched by ranc…
 
Entrepreneur: - Angélique Binet Current or Primary Business(s): Social Media Love Lab Topics of Conversation Beware the "Buffet" of service offerings and lack of focus Working on self-perceptions to improve in your business, self-confidence & pricing - Know your own value We all have fear, it’s an auto protection "Unselling" your clients, filtering…
 
Entrepreneur: Barbara Fletcher Current or Primary Business(s): Barb Fletcher Associates Topics of Conversation Being entrepreneurial in the civil service Building a business as a solopreneur Tactical tips for business owners on stress management As a business owner how much do you have to do and how much is too much Practical advice or tips for wel…
 
In Episode 155 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with Ian Shive—host of the new Discovery Plus program "The Last Unknown." SHOW NOTES Watch "The Last Unknown" on Discovery + Learn More About Ian Follow Ian's Work: Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district-of-conservation/support…
 
Entrepreneur - Steve Foran Current or Primary Business(s) - Gratitude At Work Topics of Conversation Turning your work and personal experience into a business The power of purpose... and the need to find yours The complications of describing what one does Peer Group support model You have to Genuinely care about your people to improve your culture …
 
In Episode 154 of District of Conservation, Gabriella explains why she’s reading the DC Swamp for another this week and previews today’s expected Senate confirmation vote to confirm Deb Haaland, President Biden’s pick to run Department of Interior.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/district-of-conservation/support…
 
Entrepreneur: Tammy Ward Current or Primary Business(s): TLW Yoga and Wellness Topics of Conversation Using entrepreneurship to help others after personal trauma and experience Overcoming harassment, perseverance and grit Investing in yourself The importance of self-care The wording is important when marketing - Lessons Learned Don't be afraid to a…
 
Entrepreneur: Johan Arcos Current or Primary Business(s): Inverte Special Note: Most of our conversations are with entrepreneurs in various stages of their journey but this special edition examines a young entrepreneur in the very early stages. As all entrepreneurs started somewhere it is very interesting to explore a conversation with someone who …
 
In Episode 153 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses several important topics: the $1.1B generated from excise taxes for conservation funding, her nomination to serve on POMA's Board of Directors, why listened should bookmark Break Out with Bad Ash Outdoors, and the return of her original CFACT series "Conservation Nation." --- Support t…
 
In Episode 152 of District of Conservation, Gabriella is rejoined by Brad Smith from Walton Rods. They recap their trip to Pennsylvania's Steelhead Alley fishing an Outdoor Access property with guide Randy, new products from Walton Rods & Range Reels, and other subjects. "With Walton Fly Fishing Rods you will find no snappy slogans, no sales gimmic…
 
In Episode 151 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses three important conservation/energy stories: Rep. Deb Haaland's Interior Secretary confirmation hearing last week, H.R. 803 passing in the House of Representatives, and the brewing war between condor advocates and Big Wind. SHOW NOTES Haaland Hearing Overview + Manchin Pledges to Confi…
 
Entrepreneur: Terri-Ann Richards Current or Primary Business(s) - Balance Equation Coaching and Consulting Topics of Conversation: Female leaders and entrepreneurs "owning" what they have already "earned" Learnings from a serial entrepreneur with 8+ businesses Failing forward Power of mentorship - 3 "rule" - Someone pulling you up, a peer and mento…
 
Entrepreneur - Ben Parsons Current or Primary Business(s) - KKP , SignCraft Topics of Conversation Buying vs. Building businesses (both businesses acquired) Merging company cultures Financial background helps you take better risk Value aligned, complementary skills = business partner success Working with creatives - trust and limiting ego trusting …
 
Entrepreneur - Maureen Hanley Current or Primary Business(s) - Navigate Food Safety Solutions Topics of Conversation Early mom-preneur Rebound from failure thinking big power of negotiation Being "bat-sh** Crazy" as a good thing Being patient with your past selves Power of your Top Circle of 5 New Levels, New Devils Valuing your time Give your idea…
 
In Episode 150 of District of Conservation, Gabriella chats with U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn. Blackburn is the senior senator from Tennessee and a Republican. She was first elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2018. Before that, she served in the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2019 and Tennessee State Senate before that. Learn more about…
 
In Episode 149 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes Chasten Whitfield. Chasten runs the charity, Chastenation, and is an up-and-coming tournament angler. Chastenation was founded in 2015. Chasten is a 21-year-old angler who proves “it’s more than just fishing.” Her mission is to help kids of all ages, especially girls, become comfortable…
 
Entrepreneur - Brendan Wood Current or Primary Business(s) - Passiv Topics of Conversation Bootstrapping Software company (SAAS) Co-Founding and Business Partnership Timing the "leap" into full time and the fears surrounding Starting with an audience of one Alternative paths to scaling a software company…
 
Entrepreneur - Andrew Button Current or Primary Business(s) - Mashup Lab and WorkEvolved Topics of Conversation Taking the leap from full time professional Champion for Rural Entrepreneurship Uninformed Optimism - Understanding the Roller Coaster Growing Digital post-Covid Wasting time getting started…
 
Entrepreneur - Sarah Benetto O'Brien Current or Primary Business - The Handpie Company Topics of Conversation Origin Story from Chef to Cafe to Product Mom-preneur Team culture and motivation Crowdfunding and bootstrapping Pivoting from food service to food product Challenges / realities of being a female entrepreneur Benefits and challenges of bui…
 
In Episode 148 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses four important news stories you may have glossed over and reads some of your Apple Reviews. SHOW NOTES Texas power outage caused by Arctic storm (Reuters) HB 2655 - Repeal of Virginia Clean Economy Act | VCEA Bill + Fact Sheet | EIA: Virginia State Profile (Updated recently, so I'll co…
 
In Episode 147 of District of Conservation, Gabriella debuts a teaser of her interview with freshman Congressman Byron Donalds of Florida's 19th Congressional District. In this exclusive clip, the congressman chats FL-19, water quality issues, and environmental stewardship. Catch Gabriella's full-length interview with Congressman Donalds on YouTube…
 
There is more to being a leader than just doing things right. For Conscious Leadership Shaman Rodolfo Carrillo, leadership also comes from that spiritual path of recognizing who we are and showing up from that state of who we are from being. In this episode, he joins host Gerry Foster to take us deep into his understanding together with his new boo…
 
In Episode 146 of District of Conservation, Gabriella chats with Erik Milito. He serves as president of National Ocean Industries Association. He previously worked for American Petroleum Institute. NOIA "represents and advances a dynamic and growing offshore energy industry, providing solutions that support communities and protect our workers, the …
 
In Episode 145 of District of Conservation, Gabriella interviews a freshman member of Congress: Rep. Yvette Herrell of New Mexico. Congresswoman Yvette Herrell (R-NM) represents New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Last fall, she beat an incumbent Democrat to flip the district back to the Republican column. Born and raised…
 
In Episode 144 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses the implications of Rep. Ted Lieu's (D-CA) House Resolution 405 which would "require the Secretary of the Interior to prohibit the use of lead ammunition on United States Fish and Wildlife Service lands, and for other purposes." Lieu is no friend to hunters. Prior to entering Congress …
 
In Episode 143 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes back Aoibheann Cline from Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF). Aoibheann is their Western States Coordinator. They discussed the breaking news of CA SB 252 being withdrawn by Senator Wiener, 303x30 executive order, and how sportsmen and women should be cautiously optimistic. SHOW…
 
In Episode 142 of District of Conservation, Gabriella welcomes Bruce and Brian from Sportsmen's Alliance back to the podcast. They discuss CA Senate Bill 252, mention about 2,000 bills have been filed this session, express whether or not sportsmen and women will be represented well under the Biden administration, and more. --- Support this podcast:…
 
In Episode 141 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with Lee DeLange, COO of the South Dakota-based GenPro Energy Solutions. GenPro first began as a "solar water pumping distribution company." Today, the company oversees a plethora of projects across the renewable energy space. Lee and Gabriella revisited the Buffalo Roundup, his job at Ge…
 
In Episode 140 of District of Conservation, Gabriella breaks down President Biden's executive order restoring Bears Ears and Grand-Escalante Staircase to pre-2017 levels and discusses one Utah tribe fighting back against Biden's Interior Department for shutting down oil and gas leases on tribal lands in response to Secretarial Order 3395 banning ne…
 
In Episode 139 of District of Conservation, Gabriella speaks with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) about his reaction to President Joe Biden's executive orders relating to oil and gas leases and national monuments. Plus, his views on public lands; what questions he'll ask of Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland; if Senator Joe Manchin will vote with Repub…
 
In Episode 138 of District of Conservation, Gabriella has an exclusive interview with former Interior Secretary David Bernhardt in his final interview. Secretary Bernhardt served in his post from April 2019 until this past Wednesday. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Interior Secretary under the Trump administration. Gabriella previously interview…
 
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