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The Empowerful Podcast is brought to you by MiiR, a premium drinkware company with a social and environmental mission. Its founders and husband and wife team Bryan and Rebecca Papé explore the company's foundational pillars of design and generosity in conversations with authentic, curious and wildly smart people we admire. Grab your cup of coffee (or beverage of choice) and join us.
 
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On today’s Empowerful Podcast, we are joined by Dave Mccoy to discuss fly fishing, conservation, and how he is working to protect the rivers he cares so deeply about. As the Founder of Emerald Waters Anglers, Dave has gotten a chance to shift how he does business and rethink how businesses can operate sustainably in the "new normal". Through the pr…
 
Our Artist in Residence (AIR) program celebrates makers with a vision for creating a more beautiful and equitable world. These limited artist collaborations align with MiiR’s passion for making positive change, with greater impact, together.In today’s Empowerful Podcast, we sit down with our newest AIR artist, Maurice Harris –– the visionary behind…
 
Tune in to our latest Empowerful Podcast with CustoMiiR partner Silverback Coffee. Founder and CEO, Jack Karuletwa, takes us on his life journey from escaping Rwanda during the Tutsi genocide, becoming a Harlom Globetrotter, to launching Silverback Coffee, a mission-driven coffee brand that sources 100% of its coffee from Rwanda and donates a porti…
 
On the second edition of our Founders with Founder podcast series, we are joined by Marc Farrell from Ten to One Rum, a CustoMiiR partner. Marc has a fascinating story including attending MIT at age 16, becoming the youngest VP at Starbucks, and setting out to redefine the premium rum category. Along the way, he learned countless lessons about how …
 
In today's episode of the Empowerful Podcast, we are joined by Melissa Campbell — Executive Director of the WA Farmland Trust. With Melissa at the helm, the trust has been securing thousands of acres of farmland across Washington for future generations. Melissa's passion for land stewardship stems from her upbringing in a small, Midwest community. …
 
In today's episode of the Empowerful Podcast, we are joined by the visionary behind Preemptive Love — Jeremy Courtney. Preemptive Love has a mission "to end war." It's an audacious goal, which Jeremy acknowledges, but isn't willing to back down from. Since the early 2000s Jeremy and his family have lived near the frontlines of conflict in the Middl…
 
This week on the MiiR Empowerful Podcast New Color Series — MiiR cofounders, Bryan and Rebecca Papé, talk with Eric Stowe, the Founder and Executive Director of Splash. Founded in 2007 Splash has now become one of the most respected organizations in the water, sanitation and hygiene world. Listen in as we talk about best business practices, the acc…
 
The world is full of color, and we're telling stories about them. Stories of people and places we've been shaped by throughout our pursuit of empowering people for a better future. In honor of our new color, Thousand Hills, we took a deep dive into the under told story of African coffee origins and Black coffee culture with Bartholomew Jones. Barth…
 
The world is full of color, and we're telling stories about them. Stories of people and places we've been shaped by throughout our pursuit of empowering people for a better future. In today's episode, we continue our New Color Series with Nicole Basset, Co-Founder and CEO of the Renewal Workshop. Nicole has dedicated her life to the pursuit of merg…
 
The world is full of color, and we’re telling stories about it. Stories of people and places we've been shaped by throughout our pursuit of empowering people for a better future. In today's episode, we sit down with Chris Riesbeck from Westland Whiskey to have a discussion about the Skagit Valley, regenerative agriculture, and craft whiskey in hono…
 
The world is full of color, and we’re telling stories about it. Stories of people and places we've been shaped by throughout our pursuit of empowering people for a better future. In today's episode, we are joined by Jared Truby, Co-Founder of Cat & Cloud Coffee for a discussion in honor of our new color: Cascara. The discussion is focused on the co…
 
In today's episode of the Empowerful Podcast, we are joined by Founder, CEO, and Visionary of The Tugboat Group — Dave Whorton. Tugboat is built on the premise of supporting "evergreen" companies, which are companies built to grow sustainably, stay private, and have a purpose-driven mission. After being involved in many facets of finance and privat…
 
Introducing our new Founders with Founder series. Join us as MiiR Co-Founders, Bryan & Rebecca Papé sit down with fellow small business owners to discuss their journey and uncover the human side of some of our favorite brands. In today’s episode, we are joined by Matt Taylor from Tracksmith. An independent running apparel brand with New England roo…
 
In today’s episode of the Empowerful Podcast, MiiR Co-Founders Bryan and Rebecca Papé are joined by serial entrepreneur, endless optimist, and good friend — Richard Tait. Richard’s story is a classic entrepreneur’s tale. From selling fish door-to-door in Scotland as a young boy to growing one of the fastest-selling board games in history, Richard h…
 
Join us as Bryan Papé sits down with MiiR board member and longtime outdoor industry leader, Steve Meineke. When it comes to outdoor brands, Steve has been there and done that. Along the way, Steve has learned many lessons about balancing work and family life, finding purpose, and building something you believe in. Tune in for a chat between Bryan …
 
Join us as Bryan and Rebecca Papé (virtually) sit down with Bryan’s mom, Nancy, for a Mother’s Day themed zoom call. Nancy is a spark of energy and the influence behind many of the ideals that helped shape MiiR and Bryan himself including passions for beautiful design, endless generosity, and a great cup of coffee. Although they can’t be together i…
 
Join us as Bryan Papé sits down with Chris Burkard & Matt McDonald, two photographers and explorers who co-authored 'At Glacier's End,' a book about Iceland's glacial rivers. Friends since 2010, the three discuss storytelling, our National Parks, building relationships, self-publishing & so much more. Enjoy the podcast, and shop At Glacier's End he…
 
Join us as Bryan & Rebecca Papé, MiiR Co-Founders, sit down with Sarah Buchanan-Sasson, Kula Founder & Director. While Sarah traveled from Atlanta to join us for this podcast (and our One Million Dollar Celebration!), her work, time, and heart are in Rwanda. For context to this conversation, we invite you to head to MiiR.com/Kula to watch a short f…
 
In today's Empowerful Podcast, Bryan & Rebecca Papé — MiiR Co-Founders — sit down with Dax Shepard & Monica Padman — Armchair Expert Co-Hosts, actors, soulmates, and generally incredibly humans. Beyond impressive, dynamic, and successful acting careers, Dax and Monica now host one of the most highly-rated podcasts. Together, Bryan, Rebecca, Dax, & …
 
On Episode #8, MiiR Founder & CEO, Bryan Papé, sits down with Johannes Ariens, Co-Founder & CEO of LOGE Camps and the Seattle Chapter Chair for Surfrider Foundation. In the podcast, we discuss Johannes' journey, how the idea LOGE Camps came into motion, and Surfrider Foundation's incredible work to protect our oceans and beaches.…
 
We recently announced our latest partner project with Viva Farms, a nonprofit farm business incubator and training program in Skagit Valley, WA. They empower aspiring and limited-resource farmers by providing training in organic farming practices. Tune in as our Director of Impact discusses community, the future of farming, and more with Viva Farms…
 
On this episode of the MiiR Empowerful podcast, we sit down with Paul Tupper, Founder of Onda Origins. We have an amazing conversation on how a side hustle of roasting coffee turned into an Incredible full-time business, we touch base on traceability and transparency in coffee, and how Onda Origins is working to empower people around the world.…
 
This week on the MiiR Empowerful Podcast MiiR Co-Founders, Bryan & Rebecca Papé talk with Eric Stowe, the Founder & Executive Director of Splash. Founded in 2007, Splash has now become one of the most respected organizations in the water, sanitation and hygiene world. Listen in as we talk about best business practices, the accomplishments of Splash…
 
In this episode of the Empowerful Podcast, we sat down with the Founder & CEO of Tahmina International. Together, we discuss the inspiration behind Tahmina, the hurdles of being an export business in a war-torn area, and how she is working to empower women through new business opportunities. Tahmina (derived from the Persian word tahm, meaning stro…
 
In this episode of the Empowerful Podcast, we talk with Matt Myers, Co-founder of active lifestyle brand M22 based out of Traverse City, MI. We talk about Matt's love of kiteboarding, how M22 started with his brother Keegan and his battle with a rare form of cancer and how it changed his perspective on life. Learn more about M22 Learn more about Mi…
 
In this episode of the Empowerful Podcast, we talk with James McLaughlin, President & CEO of Intelligentsia Coffee. We cover coffee farming and raising pigs in Brazil, product quality and aesthetics, how he became involved with Intelligentsia Coffee, and many more topics. Learn more about each company below: Intelligentsia Coffee MiiR…
 
Hello, I’m Bryan Papé, Founder & CEO of MiiR, a design forward, generosity driven stainless steel drinkware company based in Seattle, WA. At MiiR, our mission guides our work — we exist to empower people for a better future. We do this by designing timeless and innovative drinkware products, from insulated Growlers to best-in-class Camp Cups while …
 
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