Pete Alexander Helps Us Reduce Stress | Episode 318

Listen to this episode on your phone! Professor Pete Alexander is the President of the greatest interior landscaping company in the San Francisco Bay Area – Office Plants by Everything Grows. In addition, he serves as an adjunct college professor, where he helps inspire students to develop and apply key concepts of marketing specifically to their area of interest. He’s also a TEDx speaker and best-selling author on reducing stress in your everyday Continue Reading →

Joe Schaeppi Understanding Players to Make Better Games | Episode 317

Listen to this episode on your phone! Meet Joe Schaeppi, a visionary in human psychology who wants to fundamentally change the way brands and audiences connect. As the CEO and founder of Solsten, an AI-powered platform for human-centric experiences, Joe is pioneering the use of video games for cognitive assessment, opening up new possibilities for not only the gaming industry but for mental health diagnostics and treatment. Armed with his Continue Reading →

Roger Peters Wins by Playing the Long Game Being Nice | Episode 316

Listen to this episode on your phone! Roger Peters also known as Rook, owner of Epic Sages, an Army veteran, a husband and a father of 2. He lives in Fairbanks Alaska. He loves teaching and introducing people to TTRPGs (tabletop role-playing games) like DnD (Dungeons and Dragons). He is a consistent learner and constantly evolves himself and his business with new technology.   Guest Links and Info Web: Roger Continue Reading →

Lance Brown Uses Influence to Move Forward | Episode 315

Listen to this episode on your phone! Lance is the creator of The Influence Formula and the popular Influence Spectrum Quiz. As a professional speaker, he has shared his groundbreaking formula with audiences across the country. His background includes time as a prolific fundraiser, dynamic sales trainer, highly-rated professor, and published author. He has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in executive leadership. Lance is married and Continue Reading →

Inge De Dreu Pushes Us Into Getting Started | Episode 314

Listen to this episode on your phone! Founder of the Playground for Entrepreneurs, a serious game that supports entrepreneurship coaches and educators to provide engaging and insightful sessions, workshops and classes. The game is based on my experience coaching 500+ startup teams and their (regular) coaches in their early stages of entrepreneurship. Most of that experience comes from government entrepreneurship and innovation programs such as (by the Colombian Ministry Continue Reading →

Eko Nugroho Facilitates Game-based Learning in Indonesia | Episode 313

Listen to this episode on your phone! Eko Nugroho has been at the forefront of driving the implementation of game-based learning and gamification in Indonesia over the past 14 years. Alongside his team at, Eko has offered consultancy and advisory services in the realm of serious meaningful games and interactive learning to various companies and organizations. Additionally, Eko serves as an advisory board member at Ludere Nusantara Foundation (, Continue Reading →

Danielle Meadows-Stinnett Does More Tetris and Less Mario in Gamification | Episode 312

Listen to this episode on your phone! Danielle is the owner of Octane Design Studios, a 13-year-old branding and identity firm based in the heart of the Bluegrass. Danielle is a creative, recently certified prompt engineer, podcaster, strategist, wife and mama of 3. She’s also a lover of Italian cuisine, chai, cosplay, comics and retro gaming. With over 15 years of marketing and multimedia agency experience, Danielle began as a Continue Reading →

AnnMaria Demars Making Learning Games Where You Actually Learn | Episode 311

Listen to this episode on your phone! After a stint in juvenile hall, AnnMaria ran away from her last foster home at age 15 and, with a fake ID, got a job and an apartment. By age 19 she had her bachelor’s degree, an MBA at 21. She was the first American to win a world judo championship, then retired from competition to earn her Ph.D., became a professor, and Continue Reading →

Charisse Beach Finds Them Where They’re at: Videogames | Episode 310

Listen to this episode on your phone! Charisse Beach is the founder and CEO of Youth Transformation Services (YTS), a nonprofit company providing training on Risk and Protective Factors, Mental Health Intervention, and Game-based Learning. Charisse also authored At-Risk Students: Transforming Student Behavior which details the warning signs of disturbing behaviors often overlooked by educators and/or misdiagnosed by mental health professionals. As a result, she co-created the Mental Health Intervention Continue Reading →

Kevin Reste Designs for Player Choice in Games | Episode 309

Listen to this episode on your phone! Kevin Reste operates at the unique intersection of art, media, and technology. As a Creative Operations Specialist, Artist, and Producer with an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons the New School of Design, his expertise is multifaceted. Kevin’s contributions range from motion capture animation for the renowned Rock Band video game series to high-impact VFX work for artists like A$ap Rocky and Continue Reading →