Tulsa, OK – Thrive15.com, a web based business coach education platform, plans to give away its second Boost Package Prize at the end of the calendar year. Members of the website compete in efforts to score the most points in a given month, which gets them access to a special Shark Tank style pitch for their business and one-on-one mentoring from the business coach, Clay Clark. The previous year’s prize of $30,000 was split between the two Boost winners, Julie Ngyuen and the Hulsey family.
“I had applied what I had learned from the trainings on the site, and my business began to grow,” said Ngyuen, a craft supplies business owner out of Las Vegas. “Then after I applied what I learned in the one-on-one mentoring session, I had my biggest month in business yet, up 42% in one month from the previous year. It’s definitely made a positive impact.”
For one of the prizewinners, the cash wasn’t even the best part of the experience.
“My favorite part about it is I feel like I am in the room with them,” said Steve Hulsey, one of the owners of RWS, a residential window repair and cleaning service. “I’m sitting there and being talked to by these amazing business coach, that I dream about having businesses like theirs. It’s been awesome, it has made our year.”
The website, which offers practical business skills training, calls its members Thrivers. Each Thriver scores points by watching trainings, answering quizzes, taking notes and sharing trainings with their friends and family. The month long battle for Thriver of the Month usually comes down to the last few days in the month, leading to last minute surges in competition and creativity.
In the month of June, Thriver Logan Pennington got access to his entire school’s email list, and blasted all of them with Thrive invites. While Daniel Ford, Thriver of the Month for August, won his title by creating a viral video describing his Thrive experience, and the shares of this rocketed him into first place on the leaderboard. Both Logan and Daniel have
Tulsa, OK – Johnny G, a former professional cyclist, entrepreneur, and inventor, has teamed up with Thrive15.com in an effort to get his message, experiences, and training style out to the masses. Johnny G invented the indoor cycling product and program called Spinning, which reached worldwide phenomenon status, and was once used by over 5,000,000 people per day.
“Thrive15 is possibly one of the most important collections of information on the planet” said Johnny. “It’s in one place, contained. The greatest minds, from business minds to philosophical minds, have come together and shared and built this incredible resource.”
Some of the mentors on the site include Lee Cockerell, the former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World® Resort, who used to manage 40,000 cast members (Disney employees), but now teaches on management and customer service. Michael Levine, the best selling author of Guerrilla PR, 2.0 and public relations guru behind legends like Michael Jackson, Prince, Pizza Hut and Nike is one of the mentors in PR and marketing. David Robinson, the NBA Hall of Famer who started charter schools and a $300 million real estate capital fund, teaches on leadership. In total, nearly 40 mentors take on the task of providing real world, practical advice on how to travel down the path towards success, using the experiences they have amassed as teaching tools. Now Johnny adds his extensive success and wisdom to the roster.
“I want to thank Thrive15 for giving me an opportunity to share a little bit of my experience” Johnny said. “I look forward to being a member and learning from all the other mentors on this show, and have the opportunity to keep growing as a human being.”
His humble demeanor might dissuade the casual watcher from believing in his authority, but his resume doesn’t pull punches. In addition to creating a worldwide movement in Spinning, Johnny continued to innovate with the Krankcycle. The Krankcycle works as a Spinning mechanism, but for your arms. This was important to Johnny after he heard stories of people who wanted to use his machines, but couldn’t because of leg disabilities. He followed the Krankcycle up with the In-Trinity workout board, which boasts the ability to workout at angles never seen before, using gravity as a weight accelerator.
Tulsa, OK – Jack Nadel, a decorated WWII veteran and lifelong entrepreneur has teamed up with Thrive15.com in an effort to train the next generation of aspiring entrepreneurs. He was also the founder of Jack Nadel International, a world-renowned, industry-leading promotional products company, and was named an industry Hall of Fame Entrepreneur by the Promotional Products Association International. His impressive accomplishments put him right at home with some of the celebrity names on the Thrive15 mentor roster.
Some of the mentors on the site include Michael Levine, the public relations guru behind legends like Michael Jackson, Prince, Pizza Hut and Nike, who serves as one of the mentors in the PR and marketing category on the site. Lee Cockerell, the former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Resort, used to manage 40,000 cast members, but now teaches on management and customer service. David Robinson, the NBA Hall of Famer who founded a $300 million real estate capital fund and started charter schools after retiring from basketball, teaches on leadership. In total, over 35 mentors take on the task of providing teaching on how to practically apply all the training they have gotten from their experiences. As far as experiences go, Nadel does not suffer from a lack of intriguing lessons.
At age 22, Jack Nadel was honorably discharged as a captain in the U.S. Army Air Force, having flown 27 combat missions over Japan and served as a navigator and bombardier. He was decorated with the Air Medal more than once as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross. At the time, the survival rate of a solider that flew over 20 combat missions in that area was less than 30%. But Jack was always a survivor.
“I grew up in New York City, on the streets of New York. In retrospect, I thought it was great education, on how to survive,” Nadel said. “Because you had to be tough, but there was always someone tougher than you…and after I got out of the war, I decided I was going to live a life that I wanted to live.”
Nadel’s early accomplishments include being one of the first entrepreneurs to start trade relations with Japan after World War II. He was also instrumental in the D.A.R.E. anti-drug abuse campaign that was popularized in the mid 1980’s.