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Welcome to the Podcast where Phil interviews Forbes 30, hosted by Phil Michaels, Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur and Performance Coach!Every year, Forbes names the top 30 young Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Stars in the world, and each week Phil gets one of them to share their story, to help you level up in your life and business!From sports superstars like Lebron James, to celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Cardi B, to entrepreneurs with companies like Door Dash, Instagram and YouTube, you’re sure to learn from the list!It’s time to level up!*Opinions expressed by Forbes 30 Under 30 Members, including Phil, are their own. This podcast is not endorsed, nor affiliated with Forbes Media, LLC, but rather, is a podcast exclusively interviewing Forbes 30 Under 30 List-makers.

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Welcome to the Podcast where Phil interviews Forbes 30, hosted by Phil Michaels, Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur and Performance Coach!Every year, Forbes names the top 30 young Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Stars in the world, and each week Phil gets one of them to share their story, to help you level up in your life and business!From sports superstars like Lebron James, to celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Cardi B, to entrepreneurs with companies like Door Dash, Instagram and YouTube, you’re sure to learn from the list!It’s time to level up!*Opinions expressed by Forbes 30 Under 30 Members, including Phil, are their own. This podcast is not endorsed, nor affiliated with Forbes Media, LLC, but rather, is a podcast exclusively interviewing Forbes 30 Under 30 List-makers.

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Rank #1: 036 | "App to Connect Current Students with Future Students" (Kimeshan at UniBuddy)

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Today’s guest on the “Phil with F30” podcast is Kimeshan Naidoo – CTO & Co-Founder of Unibuddy


Forbes List: Europe

Year: 2020

Category: Social Entrepreneurship


I teach entrepreneurs that it’s important to focus on the number one reason your customers want your product or service. Kimeshan Naidoo, CTO, and Co-Founder of Unibuddy is a master at finding out his client’s pain points and knows how to create a product and service based on that.

His product, Unibuddy, helps students select the right university for higher education in a way that updates antiquated university recruiting methods. Over 250-thousand students have used the product with great enthusiasm.

Unibuddy is a fast-rising tech company with 300 universities using the product in 30 countries. Unibuddy has raised $12-million and has offices in London, New York, and Bangalore.

In our conversation we discuss:

How Unibuddy was developed to meet a need that’s an industry disrupter.

The importance of creating a product that solves problems with an easy client interface and deployment.

How Unibuddy speaks the language of Gen Z.

Using peer-to-peer communications to benefit potential students.

How potential student questions (data collection) can benefit university marketing efforts.

Future markets.

Kimeshan keeps improving his product. Recently, a new live video streaming feature was added and is proving to be invaluable to students and universities during the pandemic.


Under 30 Seconds Round

1. What is the book you’ve gifted more often than any other book, and why?

Measure What Matters, John Doerr. The strategies apply to organizations and your personal life. 


2. What’s one of the best investments and one of the worst investments you’ve ever made and why?

Best - Just starting. I also bought some good cryptocurrency early on.

Worst - I thought investing in Nelson Mandela coins would have more value.


3. What’s the most impactful thing you do in your Morning and Evening routines?

AM - I started to read philosophy instead of emails first thing. I’m reading Meditations, Marcus Aurelius.

PM - I do non-reactive things such as flossing my teeth.


4. Pretend you won the Peter Thiel Fellowship and you were going to get money to start a business instead of going to college, what’s the very first thing you’d do to start a new business?

I would start a think-tank or incubator that would try to figure out how to produce leaders who could improve governments around the world.


5. What’s something you never knew you needed?

Sleep. It’s the best thing you can do for yourself.


In the REVIEW SECTION, please let me know…

The city / country you’re tuning in from!

How Kimeshan Naidoo’s story has inspired you! And, your favorite part of this episode!

Tell me the questions you’d like me to ask future Forbes 30 Under 30 Members!

GUEST INFO:  Kimeshan Naidoo – CTO & Co-Founder of Unibuddy

CONTACT: Twitter @kimeshan_ Instagram kimeshan_n

WEBSITE: https://unibuddy.com/


HOST INFO: Phil Michaels

SOCIAL: @iamphilmichaels

YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/philmichaels

PODCAST WEBSITE: www.philwithF30.com

PHIL’s WEBSITE: www.iamphilmichaels.com

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Jan 24 2021

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Rank #2: 035 | "She Created the 1st Instagram Ad Ever" (Farryn at FarrynHeight)

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Today’s guest on the “Phil with F30” podcast is Farryn Weiner – Founder of FarrynHeight


Forbes List: USA

Year: 2014

Category: Marketing & Advertising


By recognizing her skills as a storyteller and marketer, Farryn Weiner positioned herself as the leader of social strategy for Michael Kors. When social media was in its infancy, Farryn took a risk in creating the first Instagram ad ever! That risk paid off and proved that Farryn was ahead of the trend in creating social media and understanding consumer behavior shifts. Farryn has also held social media positions at Jetsetter.com and the Sweet Green restaurant chain.


When the entrepreneurial itch came, she started FarrynHeight. Her work is still about telling stories to build brands while helping companies identify and solve their marketing challenges.


I’m impressed with Farryn’s ability to inspire business leaders to access their core values. It’s also a reflection of how she leads her life and her business.


We discuss:

The excitement of creating the first Instagram ad.

Using critical feedback.

The importance of authenticity in brand building.

Her focus on strengths, not weaknesses.

Self-funding success.

Shedding fear.

Big sister leadership style.

Hiring for strengths and values, and not skills.

Farryn shares valuable work and life lessons.  It’s also a common theme in her new podcast.  I hope you enjoy our conversation.


Under 30 Seconds Round

1. What is the book you’ve gifted more often than any other book, and why?

How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon.  Clayton is the first person who got me thinking about how I can be happy and successful in my career at the same time.


2. What’s one of the best investments and one of the worst investments you’ve ever made and why?

Best - Investing in myself.

Worst - Thinking about what I should invest in.


3. What’s the most impactful thing you do in your Morning and Evening routines?

AM - Concentrate on breathing.

PM - Take a bath when I can as it’s a forced calm.


4. Pretend you won the Peter Thiel Fellowship and you were going to get money to start a business instead of going to college, what’s the very first thing you’d do to start a new business?

I would “ask why,” start understanding the why, and look for the problem rooted in the why.


5. What’s something you never knew you needed?

An infrared sauna and a heated blanket.


In the REVIEW SECTION, please let me know…

The city / country you’re tuning in from!

How Farryn Weiner’s story has inspired you! And, your favorite part of this episode!

Tell me the questions you’d like me to ask future Forbes 30 Under 30 Members!

GUEST INFO: Farryn Weiner - Founder of FarrynHeight

CONTACT: Twitter @jetsetfarryn and Instagram @jetsetfarryn

WEBSITE: https://www.farrynheight.com/

PODCAST:www.farrynheight.com/podcast


HOST INFO: Phil Michaels

SOCIAL: @iamphilmichaels

YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/philmichaels

PODCAST WEBSITE: www.philwithF30.com

PHIL’s WEBSITE: www.iamphilmichaels.com

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Jan 18 2021

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Rank #3: 034 | “Secret Cooking Trick to Increase your Iron Intake" (Gavin at Lucky Iron Fish)

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Today’s guest on the “Phil with F30” podcast is Gavin Armstrong - Founder of Little Iron Fish


Forbes List: USA & Asia

Year: 2016

Category: Social Entrepreneurs 


In multiple cultures and religions, the fish is a symbol of luck and prosperity. But it took more than just luck to make my guest, Gavin Armstrong a Forbes 30 under 30 list winner in three continents in the same year–a first for anyone mentioned on the Forbes List!

Gavin Armstrong is the founder of Lucky Iron Fish. The “fish” is a small piece of iron that one drops into a pot of boiling water when cooking. As a result, the fish helps reduce iron deficiency, a major cause of anemia and one of the world’s biggest malnourishment problems. 

CNN said, “This little iron fish is fighting a global health problem.” Gavin’s Lucky fish is available in over 80 countries and has improved the lives of a million people around the world.

Gavin created his company while a Fulbright scholar at Auburn University. He was also awarded the prestigious Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award. 

In our fast-paced conversation Gavin shared:

How he learned firsthand about the malnourishment problem of 5-billion people no one talks about.

His path of overcoming being bullied and how it led to his business success.

Research into cultural diversity on making a lackluster piece of iron into a fish icon.

Crafting a communications message to overcome product acceptance obstacles.

How investors invest in leaders, no matter what the product.

The motivation for making the product sustainable and scalable. 

There are so many great lessons to be gained from Gavin’s story. I hope you enjoy it!


Under 30 Seconds Round

1. What is the book you’ve gifted more often than any other book, and why?

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World, Jacqueline Novogratz. It actually teaches how a business can help the world.


2. What’s one of the best investments and one of the worst investments you’ve ever made and why?

Best - Hiring my Vice-president of Operations. I paid her even before paying myself. 

Worst - Unnecessary software purchases. 


3. What’s the most impactful thing you do in your Morning and Evening routines?

AM - Coffee check-ins with our small team. It’s important to keep up the community aspect. 

PM -There’s a point in the evening where I can’t listen to any news. Decompression and sleep are important.


4. Pretend you won the Peter Thiel Fellowship and you were going to get money to start a business instead of going to college, what’s the very first thing you’d do to start a new business?

Build an advisory team. You can’t do it alone.


5. What’s something you never knew you needed?

Friends. A work-life balance is actually going to help you in both your personal and professional life.


In the REVIEW SECTION, please let me know…

The city / country you’re tuning in from!

How Gavin Armstrong’s story has inspired you! And, your favorite part of this episode!

Tell me the questions you’d like me to ask future Forbes 30 Under 30 Members!

GUEST INFO: Gavin Armstrong - Founder - Lucky Iron Fish

CONTACT: Twitter @GavinA09 and Instagram @LuckyIronFish

WEBSITE: https://luckyironfish.com/


HOST INFO: Phil Michaels

SOCIAL: @iamphilmichaels

YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/philmichaels

PODCAST WEBSITE: www.philwithF30.com

PHIL’s WEBSITE: www.iamphilmichaels.com

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Jan 10 2021

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Rank #4: 033 | "Former Tesla Employee Creates Solar Carports" (Parveen at SolisCo)

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Today’s guest on the “Phil with F30” podcast is Parveen Begum – CEO of Solisco


Forbes List: Europe

Year: 2020

Category: Manufacturing and Industry


Protecting the environment is at the forefront of Parveen Begum’s work and the inspiration for starting Solisco. How she started the company and created portable solar car charging stations is just part of her story.

My admiration for Parveen comes from her courage and strength to follow the beat of her own drum in all her career decisions.  Although education was important to her, she took a leap and left law school to run a retail fashion division.  When she wanted a bigger challenge, she applied and survived the Electric Vehicle (EV) Tesla interview process.  It was the car company’s early entry into the EV world and the UK market. 

Parveen started Solisco in 2016, and just two years later, the company won the UK’s Global Clean Energy’s most innovative EV power tech award.  The company also won the UK’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles and Innovate UK competition.

When COVID-19 hit, Parveen was left stranded in St. Lucia. Island life has given her time to reflect, especially how the planet’s health has changed for the better. It encourages Parveen to continue to bring her visions, ideas, and knowledge to contribute towards a sustainable planet.

I know you’ll be inspired by Parveen’s unique journey.  Enjoy the show!

Check out the feasibility study – Smart Energy Transportation & Charging Hub Project.

https://media.solisco.co.uk/setch-study/


Under 30 Seconds Round

1. What is the book you’ve gifted more often than any other book, and why?

The Shift, Dr. Wayne Dyer.  I learned to let go of my ego and things I can’t control.


2. What’s one of the best investments and one of the worst investments you’ve ever made and why?

Best - My open water diving license.  I overcame my fear of drowning.

Worst - None.  I have no regrets.


3. What’s the most impactful thing you do in your Morning routine and the most impactful thing you do in your Evening routine?

AM - I do yoga.

PM - I put my phone away a few hours before bedtime.


4. Pretend you won the Peter Thiel Fellowship and you were going to get money to start a business instead of going to college, what’s the very first thing you’d do to start a new business?

I’d put together a team of young people to brainstorm all the things wrong with the world.  Then we’d work on those ideas.


5. What’s something you never knew you needed?

A Tesla.


In the REVIEW SECTION, please let me know…

The city / country you’re tuning in from!

How Parveen Begum’s story has inspired you! And, your favorite part of this episode!

Tell me the questions you’d like me to ask future Forbes 30 Under 30 Members!

GUEST INFO: Parveen Begum - CEO of Solisco

CONTACT: Twitter @SoliscoLtd and Instagram @soliscolimited

WEBSITE: http://solisco.co.uk/


HOST INFO: Phil Michaels

SOCIAL: @iamphilmichaels

YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/philmichaels

PODCAST WEBSITE: www.philwithF30.com

PHIL’s WEBSITE: www.iamphilmichaels.com

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Jan 03 2021

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Rank #5: 032 | "The Founder of Text Messages for 2-Factor Authentication" (Ryan at TeleSign)

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Today’s guest on the “Phil with F30” podcast is Ryan Disraeli – Co-Founder - Telesign


Forbes List: USA

Year: 2017

Category: Enterprise Tech


From saving himself from a charging mountain lion to keeping mentally strong while leading a multi-national company, my guest Ryan Disraeli has a great story to share.

Ryan is a co-founder of the online security company Telesign, which started in 2005 when he was a sophomore at the University of Southern California.  Telesign pioneered mobile-phone-based two-factor authentication, a security service protecting millions of online accounts.  The company has raised $78-million in funding. The platform has billions of users in over 200 countries in 87 languages.  Telesign has 300 employees with annual revenues of over $100-million.

We covered a lot of topics including:

The behind-the-scenes of creating two-factor authentication.

The value of finding team members to augment your skill sets.

What it takes to lead a team.

Being authentic and honest with co-founders and team members.

The importance of taking a break mentally and physically.

Insights into how one can benefit from coaches and mentors.

Ryan’s scrappy idea will leave you laughing.  I hope you enjoy our conversation!

You can learn more at:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/telesign


Under 30 Seconds Round

1. What is the book you’ve gifted more often than any other book, and why?

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni. It’s humbling to see where you can grow and improve.


2. What’s one of the best investments and one of the worst investments you’ve ever made and why?

Best - A couple of months ago I bought an air fryer.

Worst - I keep buying needless things online.  I keep buying iPads and chargers and then leave them on planes.


3. What’s the most impactful thing you do in your Morning routine and the most impactful thing you do in your Evening routine?

AM - I meditate in the morning or later in the day.

PM - I look at the next day’s schedule, put priorities in order, and make sure they align with what has to be completed.


4. Pretend you won the Peter Thiel Fellowship and you were going to get money to start a business instead of going to college, what’s the very first thing you’d do to start a new business?

I’d find an idea and make sure I execute it well.  It’s important to identify and build great teams.  Find really smart people that can take ideas and start scaling.


5. What’s something you never knew you needed?

It’s about being better every day; becoming a better friend, having better relationships, and taking care of my health and well-being.


In the REVIEW SECTION, please let me know…

The city / country you’re tuning in from!

How Ryan Disraeli’s story has inspired you! And, your favorite part of this episode!

Tell me the questions you’d like me to ask future Forbes 30 Under 30 Members!

GUEST INFO: Ryan Disraeli – Co-Founder of Telesign

CONTACT: Twitter @telesign

WEBSITE: www.telesign.com


HOST INFO: Phil Michaels

SOCIAL: @iamphilmichaels

YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/philmichaels

PODCAST WEBSITE: www.philwithF30.com

PHIL’s WEBSITE: www.iamphilmichaels.com


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Dec 27 2020

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Rank #6: 031 | "This Doctor has a Planet Named After Him" (Dr. Buchman at AbbVie BioPharmaceutical)

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Today’s guest on the “Phil with F30” podcast is Dr. Marek Buchman – Research Scientist of AbbVie BioPharmaceuticals


Forbes List: Slovakia

Year: 2018

Category: Science and Education


Dr. Marek Buchman showed his chemistry talents early when he co-authored his first patent at 15. He left his home in Slovakia and studied at the University of Oxford, and to date, he scored the highest in their organic chemistry exams. Dr. Buchman earned his PhD. from the KC Nicolao lab at Rice University, where he co-authored a patent that a pharma company recently licensed.

He currently works as a research scientist and is a postdoctoral fellow at the biopharmaceutical company, AbbVie in Chicago.

Our conversation takes us on his educational journey including:

Crediting his parent’s philosophy of trying things for a week to find his talents.

The advantages of attending a school for gifted children.

Finding a mentor who made the subject of chemistry interesting.

The science prize - having a planet named after him.

The Oxford experience.

The importance of ballroom dancing.

The transition from academia to private industry.

Dr. Buchman has ambitious goals for his role in the drug discovery process. We wish him the best as he continues his contributions to medical science.


Under 30 Seconds Round

1. What is the book you’ve gifted more often than any other book, and why?

"Strategic Applications of Named Reactions in Organic Synthesis by Laszlo Kurti & Barbara Czako" (https://www.amazon.com/Strategic-Applications-Reactions-Organic-Synthesis/dp/0124297854)


2. What’s one of the best investments and one of the worst investments you’ve ever made and why?

Best - Learning how to solve problems using chemistry; learning when to switch strategies when something is not working.

Worst - None


3. What’s the most impactful thing you do in your Morning and Evening routines?

AM - A quick shower and great Gordon Ramsay breakfast.

PM - Reading for an hour before bed.


4. Pretend you won the Peter Thiel Fellowship and you were going to get money to start a business instead of going to college, what’s the very first thing you’d do to start a new business?

I’d find a good way to invest the money. I’d still go to college. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.


5. What’s something you never knew you needed?

Having good friends and people I can rely on.


In the REVIEW SECTION, please let me know…

The city / country you’re tuning in from!

How Dr. Marek Buchman’s story has inspired you! And, your favorite part of this episode!

Tell me the questions you’d like me to ask future Forbes 30 Under 30 Members!

GUEST INFO: Dr. Marek Buchman – Research Scientist of BioPharmaceuticals

CONTACT: Twitter @MarekBuchman and Instagram @Marek.Buchman

WEBSITE:https://www.abbvie.com/our-company.html?utm_campaign=cc_herenow_2020_rep&utm_medium=psearch&utm_source=google&utm_content=brand%20core&utm_term=abbvie%20biopharmaceutical


HOST INFO: Phil Michaels

SOCIAL: @iamphilmichaels

YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/philmichaels

PODCAST WEBSITE: www.philwithF30.com

PHIL’s WEBSITE: www.iamphilmichaels.com

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Dec 20 2020

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Rank #7: 030 | "Meet Your Date on Video Before You Date Them In-Person" (Lizz at GleamDating.com)

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Today’s guest on the “Phil with F30” podcast is Lizz Warner – Founder of Gleam Dating


Forbes List: USA

Year: 2020

Category: Media


Ever wonder what makes a video go viral?  My guest Lizz Warner is extremely talented at creating social media content that does just that.  Lizz is the creator of BuzzFeed’s first travel brand called “Bring Me!” which became the #1 Travel Publisher on the Internet in under a year with over 4-billion views.

She was also the content creator for NBC’s Snapchat for the 2016 and 2018 Olympics.  On top of that, she was a producer for Joe Biden’s social media campaign while simultaneously working on her app.  Her app is a modern-day dating timesaver called Gleam. It allows people to screen their dates over a video call before meeting them in person. 

Lizz shared some great insights on how to create viral videos including:

Her story on creating content that positively affects people’s lives.

Being a bit of a data scientist to understand who watches a video.

The importance of testing, experimenting, and reiterating.

The first three seconds rule.

Insights into the use of video titles, visuals, audio, and graphics.

Lizz is an expert in knowing how to test both content and products for usability and marketing. She gives a behind-the-scenes view of how she created Gleam and how the app will expand because of consumer research.

I enjoyed how Lizz shared her great takeaways for making her products a success.  I know you’ll be able to implement her strategies right away!


Under 30 Seconds Round

1. What is the book you’ve gifted more often than any other book, and why?

The Mom Test, Rob Fitzpatrick.  It shows you how to test an idea without bias.


2. What’s one of the best investments and one of the worst investments you’ve ever made and why?

Best - Buying Tesla stock at the right time.

Worst - Investing in BP.  People don’t want to invest in oil and gas.


3. What’s the most impactful thing you do in your Morning and Evening routines?

AM - I don’t have a morning routine.  I roll out of bed when I have to.

PM - I tend to get most of my work done late at night when it’s quiet and silent.  I suggest people just do what’s right for them.


4. Pretend you won the Peter Thiel Fellowship and you were going to get money to start a business instead of going to college, what’s the very first thing you’d do to start a new business?

I would put the money towards the new dating app I’m creating.  Or I would start a production company that was geared towards saving the planet.


5. What’s something you never knew you needed?

My Vitamix.  I even make my own almond milk!


In the REVIEW SECTION, please let me know…

The city / country you’re tuning in from!

How Lizz Warner’s story has inspired you! And, your favorite part of this episode!

Tell me the questions you’d like me to ask future Forbes 30 Under 30 Members!

GUEST INFO: Lizz Warner – Founder of Glean Dating

CONTACT: Twitter @wanderlizz and Instagram @wanderlizz

WEBSITE: GleamDating.com


HOST INFO: Phil Michaels

SOCIAL: @iamphilmichaels

YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/philmichaels

PODCAST WEBSITE: www.philwithF30.com

PHIL’s WEBSITE: www.iamphilmichaels.com

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Dec 13 2020

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Rank #8: 029 | "The US Air Force's Airman of The Year" (Julian at US Air Force)

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Today’s guest on the “Phil with F30” podcast is Julian Gluck - A Military Pilot in US Air Force


Forbes List: USA

Year: 2020

Category: Law and Policy


My guest today is in the Law and Policy category and is only the third military member selected for the honor.

Julian Gluck is a B-52 Stratofortress pilot and flight commander for the U.S. Air Force. He has flown combat missions against ISIS and the Taliban and served as the executive officer of the Department of Defense’s largest bomb group. In 2018, the Air Force Times chose him as Airman of the Year, another prestigious honor.

Julian was recently nominated to serve as the next Chairman of the Company Grade Officers Council for all 49,000 captains and lieutenants in the Air Force, and even Space Force. And he has directly advised military leaders at the Pentagon. He is also in the ABC documentary “Everyday Heroes.”

Julian’s military experiences have contributed to his leadership skills, which are exemplary and impressive. He shares his experiences in his endless hours of volunteer work. One of his projects centers on helping people in the civilian world understand and dispel many of the misconceptions of military life. Through his work with the Civil Air Patrol, Julian encourages and shows civilians how to give service to the community without becoming a member of the military.  

I especially enjoyed our conversation in the “30 under 30 Round,” which has even more insights on how Julian lives his life and excels in leadership.

Julian is a true inspiration. He is so deserving of this Forbes honor.


*NOTE: The views expressed on this podcast are those of the speakers and do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Air Force, Department of Defense, or United States government.


Under 30 Seconds Round

1. What is the book you’ve gifted more often than any other book, and why?

Meditations, Marcus Aurelius. I read Stoic meditations every morning. I love philosophy and theology.


2. What’s one of the best investments and one of the worst investments you’ve ever made and why?

Best - Joining the U.S. Air Force.

Worst - Investing in precious metals through mutual funds.


3. What’s the most impactful thing you do in your Morning and Evening routines?

AM - I wake up and check the news. I read a Stoic mediation and pick a weekly virtue that I think about and meditate on.

PM - I do nonprofit or volunteer work in the evenings. Then I go on a run to clear my mind and listen to music. 


4. Pretend you won the Peter Thiel Fellowship and you were going to get money to start a business instead of going to college, what’s the very first thing you’d do to start a new business?

I would find a group of individuals I trust that represent several life sectors. I’d look for opportunities to aid others, probably through a nonprofit.


5. What’s something you never knew you needed?

Technology such as Zoom. I’ve been able to connect with family and to work with people in all different sectors. It’s amazing what technology can allow us to do.


In the REVIEW SECTION, please let me know…

The city / country you’re tuning in from!

How Julian Gluck’s story has inspired you! And, your favorite part of this episode!

Tell me the questions you’d like me to ask future Forbes 30 Under 30 Members!

GUEST INFO: Julian Gluck – Military Pilot at US Air Force

CONTACT: Instagram @JulianRGluck

WEBSITE: www.JulianGluck.com


HOST INFO: Phil Michaels

SOCIAL: @iamphilmichaels

YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/philmichaels

PODCAST WEBSITE: www.philwithF30.com

PHIL’s WEBSITE: www.iamphilmichaels.com

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Dec 06 2020

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Rank #9: 028 | "The YouTube For Business Videos" (Milan at ivs.TV)

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Today’s guest on the “Phil with F30” podcast is Milan Reinartz – CEO of iVideoSmart


Forbes List: Asia

Year: 2018

Category: Media. Marketing, and Advertising


Milan Reinartz is the CEO of iVideoSmart (iVS). The company is South East Asia’s largest B2B video publishing and monetization platform. It’s like YouTube for business. iVS allows businesses to monetize their video content more effectively with a unique, proprietary process. iVS reaches over 120 million unique views on over 1.3 billion pages each month.

Milan quickly realized that even though he was making a great living working in advertising, he could make even more money being true to his calling as an entrepreneur. He realized through his early experience of flipping “things” over the Internet that he could achieve great profit margins.  More importantly, he didn’t have to work such long hours to reach his financial goals.

Milan explained his first successful venture and the process to get there. I was impressed with what Milan learned from that experience and how his approach has changed as he’s continued to grow his new company.

As a coach, I can clearly see how Milan’s success is a result of hard work and passion. Yet at some point, a successful leader empowers his team to take on more responsibility and ownership for the product or company to really succeed and grow. Milan addressed that in our conversation. He also spoke about the need to listen to his staff, investors, and customers.

We also discussed how he approaches company challenges so that problems can be solved quickly and how to structure the environment for quick pivots.

Milan’s personal story is unique and interesting. His road to continued success is inspiring. I hope you enjoy our conversation!



Under 30 Seconds Round

1. What is the book you’ve gifted more often than any other book, and why?

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck, Mark Manson.  I think most people's biggest problems are their values, ego, and how they approach things. I think Manson has a good method for entrepreneurs to change their approaches.


2. What’s one of the best investments and one of the worst investments you’ve ever made and why?

Best - Building a house in New Zealand.

Worst - My shoe collection.


3. What’s the most impactful thing you do in your Morning routine and the most impactful thing you do in your Evening routine?

AM - Yoga - three or four times a week. Bike riding or other exercises.

PM - Cuddling with my fiancé and having a glass of whiskey.


4. Pretend you won the Peter Thiel Fellowship and you were going to get money to start a business instead of going to college, what’s the very first thing you’d do to start a new business?

Find out what to do and who to do it with.  Build a team, look for a partner or co-founder.


5. What’s something you never knew you needed?

Time.  Time for myself.


In the REVIEW SECTION, please let me know…

The city / country you’re tuning in from!

How Milan Reinartz’s story has inspired you! And, your favorite part of this episode!

Tell me the questions you’d like me to ask future Forbes 30 Under 30 Members!

GUEST INFO: Milan Reinartz – CEO of iVideoSmart

CONTACT: Instagram @milan_sgp

WEBSITE: ivs.TV


HOST INFO: Phil Michaels

SOCIAL: @iamphilmichaels

YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/philmichaels

PODCAST WEBSITE: www.philwithF30.com

PHIL’s WEBSITE: www.iamphilmichaels.com

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Rank #10: 027 | "Is Growth Coaching Right For You?" (Julius at Volate)

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Today’s guest on the “Phil with F30” podcast is Julius Bachmann – Coach from Volate


Forbes List: Europe 

Year: 2017

Category: Financing


It’s not every day that I get to have a conversation with a fellow coach, especially one who joins me in the Forbes under 30 club!


It took some time for Julius Bachmann to realize he was a working coach and much more than just an advisor to start-up companies needing help in developing the monetary side of their business. He is now breaking new territory as an executive and team coach, plus serving as a venture capital advisor based in Berlin.

As a former Coach at Volate, he worked with European founders on tackling personal, organizational, and business growth topics. He also serves as a VC expert advisor to the European Commission on its Horizon 2020 program.

Phil says, “Not every athlete has a coach, but every Olympian does.” If you want to take your performance to the next level - invest in a coach.

Our conversation covered so many topics including:

  • The unique health and happiness company Julius advises
  • Overcoming the stigma of coaching in Germany
  • The importance of non-judgment and having an open curiosity when meeting people
  • Accepting people where they are in their coaching journey
  • Appreciation and gratitude
  • Acting as a partner to his clients
  • The importance of accountability
  • How reaching goals accelerates with the guidance of a coach
  • Some of the successful people who invested in themselves by investing in a coach
  • Julius is someone to be admired for his approach to helping others achieve their goals. He has a great talent for guiding a client’s journey to success. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did and please, take him up on his very generous offer in the notes below.


Under 30 Seconds Round

1. What is the book you’ve gifted more often than any other book?

Mindset - The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck.


2. What’s one of the worst investments you’ve ever made?

Worst - Investing in some companies that went bankrupt.


3. What’s the most impactful thing you do in your Morning and Evening routines?

I work out and meditate.


4. Pretend you won the Peter Thiel Fellowship and you were going to get money to start a business instead of go to college, what’s the very first thing you’d do to start a new business?

Finance work from the operating perspective. CFO software stack is absolutely broken and there is a need to start a company that helps finance professionals, especially small companies.


5. What’s something you never knew you needed?

An eBook reader with backlight


In the REVIEW SECTION, please let me know…

The city / country you’re tuning in from!

How Julian Bachmann’s story has inspired you! And, your favorite part of this episode!

Tell me the questions you’d like me to ask future Forbes 30 Under 30 Members!

GUEST INFO: Julius Bachmann


HOST INFO: Phil Michaels

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Nov 22 2020

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