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Today on the Growing with Purpose podcast, Paul Spiegelman interviews Larry Jones, President and CEO of Pot O' Gold Coffee ServiceLarry was just seventeen-years-old when he had the idea to get into the office coffee supply business with his family.  As a high schooler with no driver's license, Larry would walk on foot to sales meetings, carrying with him a coffee machine in a bag.

After graduating, Larry continued helping his family run the business until he decided to try another path: crab fishing. For 12 years, Larry spent most of his time crab fishing in Alaska, saving up money to help grow the business. Through hard work and perseverance, Larry and his family have built a generational family business that is both the largest Independent Office Coffee Service (OCS) Operator in Washington and the largest Independent Operator/purchaser of the Starbucks I-Cup brewer in the nation.

On today's episode, Larry shares behind-the-scenes stories of building their company from the ground up, and the important lessons on trust, relationships, and growth he's learned along the way. Tune into Larry's story here.

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Today on the Growing with Purpose podcast, Paul Spiegelman interviews Max Spielberg, Co-Founder and President of Genexa Health. After becoming a father, Max embarked on a search for safe and organic medicines for his family, but couldn't find any. So, he made it his personal mission to create healthier, organic medicine for families like his, and co-founded Genexa in 2014. Despite the many doctors and manufacturers who said it wasn't possible, they stuck to their vision and kept moving forward. Through remarkable persistence and plenty of risks, the company went to commerce in 2016 and achieved amazing success.

On today's episode, Max shares how they took the business from a home-office operation to a fast-growing company with two offices, fifteen employees, and products in over 30,000 stores. Tune into Max's story here.

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Topics: Leadership, growing with purpose, Paul Spiegelman

Today on the Growing with Purpose podcast, Paul Spiegelman interviews Matthew Rosenberg, CEO & Founder of M-Rad Design Studio. In just five years, Matthew has made impressive strides in implementing his vision of reconceptualizing the architecture industry. As he worked to build an innovative, people-focused company, he's taken big risks and learned valuable lessons along the way, from a team overhaul early in the business to learning which clients are — and are not  — a good fit. Through it all, Matthew has prioritized investing in his team and positively contributing to the architectural industry. 

This episode, Matthew engages in a transparent, authentic conversation about the evolution of his unique business. Tune into Matthew's story here.

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Topics: Leadership, growing with purpose, Paul Spiegelman

Today on the Growing with Purpose podcast, Paul Spiegelman interviews Joe Cirulli, Owner and Founder of Gainesville Health & Fitness Center. For Joe, leadership comes down to finding what you're passionate about and giving it your all. Though his company is now a Forbes Small Giant, Joe's journey has included hardships and lessons learned, from early childhood lessons on the fragility of health to how he finally uncovered what was truly important to him — inspiring people to become their best. This episode, Joe engages in a genuine, authentic conversation about the time and effort he's invested in building a business that makes the world a better place. Tune into Joe's story here.

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Topics: Leadership, growing with purpose, Paul Spiegelman

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