Stephen Lease - Wild Business Growth Podcast #291: Sunglasses Spirit Animal, Co-Founder of goodr

Stephen Lease – Wild Business Growth Podcast #291: Sunglasses Spirit Animal, Co-Founder of goodr

Work should be fun. Make it that way. That’s the story of this week’s Wild Business Growth podcast guest, Stephen Lease. Stephen is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Octopus of goodr. Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and your other favorite podcast platforms.

Episode 291: Stephen Lease – Sunglasses Spirit Animal, Co-Founder of goodr

Stephen Lease, the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Octopus of goodr, joins the show to share his journey from ultradistance marathons to creating the best running sunglasses ever invented. Hear how a 100-miler works, how he comes up with goodr’s iconic designs and names, how to grow your flock of flamingos aka your team, how to create a fun place to work, and how to find your spirit animal. This episode covers everything from giant sunglasses to SpongeBob SquarePants. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • Do you sleep on a 100-miler
  • Where did the idea for goodr come from
  • How do you find a manufacturer
  • Why are octopuses Stephen’s spirit animal
  • How do you fine-tune your company culture
  • Who are Stephen’s biggest inspirations
  • What does he do when someone’s late for a goodr meeting
  • Bosley’s Basset Hound Dreams

Connect with Stephen at goodr.com, on LinkedIn, on Instagram @StephenLease, and check out the CULTURE goodr podcast.

Enjoy the shoooooow! Check out the show notes below for much more detail. You can also find the full transcript here.

Show Notes

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Stephen Lease - Wild Business Growth Podcast #291: Sunglasses Spirit Animal, Co-Founder of goodr

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