The Naaman Creative Show Podcast

Dive into the captivating world of business, art, music, creativity and entrepreneurship. Join us as we interview brilliant minds, exploring their fascinating journeys, innovative ideas, and impressive accomplishments from all sorts of industries.

25: The 2024 Housing Market & Making Meaningful Mortgages

In this episode we talk with Mike Marcus, a Senior Mortgage Advisor at Guaranteed Rate, to discuss the current housing market, the ins and outs of mortgages, his genuine dedication to helping people, the importance and meaning of owning a home, his expertise in problem-solving, customer service, and practical tips and insights to guide you on your homeownership journey.

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24: The Magic of Visual Effects in Film & Animation (w/ Chris Van Noy-March)

In this episode we talk to Chris Van Noy-March, Matte Painter and Compositing Artist at Fin Design + Effects, about his experience working on films such as Avengers, Ice Age, Peter Rabbit, The Lego Movie, and For All Mankind. We go across the ocean and behind the scenes of visual effects in Hollywood, learn about his journey to the big screen, the impact of travel, perseverance, community, ACM SIGGRAPH, and power of collaboration in this industry.

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22: Transparency with Benefits – Pride & Beyond (w/ Liam Arrington)

In this episode we talk with Liam Arrington, CEO & Founder of Transparent Benefit Solutions and celebrate Pride Month by talking about his journey as an entrepreneur who is transgender, how he started his business, created a thriving networking group, and his involvement in the LGBTQ+ community. Tune in for a meaningful and lively conversation filled with business insights, networking tips, and the importance of honesty and transparency in business and life.

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21: The Road to Zero Waste & Ecopreneurship (w/ Eniko Olah)

In this episode we talk with Eniko Olah, the Founder & Owner of Sans Market in St. Petersburg, Florida, an innovative zero waste store that provides food and eco-friendly alternatives to replace single use plastics, excess packaging, and toxins. We discuss what it’s like to run a zero waste store, the challenges and rewards of environmental entrepreneurship, and practical advice on how each of us can take steps toward achieving sustainability in our own lives.

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20: The Business of Networking & Balancing Wellness (w/ Michelle Bullard)

In this episode we talk to Michelle Bullard, Executive Director of NPI (Network Professionals International), about how she became the owner of a renowned networking group, overcoming recent adversity regarding her health and mental wellness, running a business, and the important power of networking. Join us in this motivating conversation that will inspire you to overcome obstacles and thrive in your own endeavors.

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19: The Naaman Creative Check In (w/ Josh Naaman)

In this episode our host, Josh Naaman, goes solo! He leads this check in on the podcast and business by recapping the insightful discussions from our first 18 episodes, highlighting the diverse range of guests who have graced the show. Learn about Sun Leaders, the leadership organization Josh started, get a free essential marketing tip to boost your business, find out some uplifting tech news on AI, discover a new music artist recommendation, and get to know the man behind the mic and Naaman Creative better. Thank you for being part of our journey!

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18: Running for Judge & the World of Justice (w/ Nick Fiorentino)

In this episode we talk with attorney Nick Fiorentino who is running to be a Circuit Court Judge here in Florida. From his experience as a critical incident attorney to being a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator and Mediator, we dig into the the fascinating process to become a judge and what makes him qualified. Join us as we uncover the mysterious and little known realm of law and order, the justice system, and what it’s like running to be a judge in the United States.

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17: Being a High School Student & Artist in 2024 (w/ Elijah Sellers & Josiah Lyons)

In this episode we go back to high school and talk with two student artists, Elijah Sellers and Josiah Lyons, about their journey to success in art. We learn what it’s like being in high school in 2024, about their experiences balancing academics and art, how they find inspiration, and navigating the dynamics of school life. Get inspired by their surprisingly sound advice and witness the vibrant creativity thriving within high school walls here in St. Petersburg, Florida. This episode was recorded and produced by Lakewood High School student, Keegan Cunningham.

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16: Running a Children’s Museum & Uplifting the Community (w/ Angeline Howell & Laurel Ginn)

In this episode we talk with the CEO and Chief Administrative Officer of Great Explorations Children’s Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. We explore the museum’s impact on children, adults, families, and the community. Dive into a world of inspiration, dedication, and success, and even discover the story of their mascot, Morris The Explorasaurus. Enjoy this insightful journey with Angeline Howell and Laurel Ginn into the heart of this exceptional children’s museum and the incredible people shaping its future.

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15: Life as a Police Officer & the Transition to Business (w/ Nyk Harper)

In this episode we talk to Nyk Harper, former Police Officer turned Loan Officer, about his wild stories and heroic tales from his time as a cop. We explore the challenges of this important job, the need for a strong mindset, police training, violence in the US, gun control, and the unique resilience required to navigate the complexities of police work. Join us as we dig deep into the intersection of law enforcement, personal growth, and how his skills gained in policing offer a unique perspective on entrepreneurship.

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14: Financial Freedom & the Growth Mindset (w/ Dan Westfall)

In this episode we talk to Dan Westfall, Financial Planner and Founder of Client Focused Financial, about the relationship between money and happiness, investing, growth mindset, running a business, effective networking, friendship, family, retirement, education, long-term planning, and practical tips to help anyone achieve financial freedom.

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13: The Power of Positivity, Peace & Family (w/ Nana)

In this special episode Josh interviews his grandmother, Nana, about her life, lessons on family, kindness, and peace, and discovers how these values helped shape Naaman Creative. This intimate conversation highlights the enduring impact of family bonds, emphasizes the joy of doing what you love, and explores timeless wisdom from a life well-lived. Join us in celebrating family, love, and the pursuit of happiness across generations.

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11: Being Santa & Everything Else (w/ Nile Nickel)

In our 1st Holiday Special we have Santa Claus in the studio! We talk to the man behind the beard, Nile Nickel, about the joy of being one of the most beloved icons on the planet, the unique intricacy of working with children, how he juggles his many entrepreneurial endeavors outside of the North Pole, and how he stays merry throughout the year. All that and more in this exciting and heart warming interview with jolly old St. Nick(el)!

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