211 Mark Sullivan | From Snowboarder to Kaizen Philosopher

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Harry Duran welcomes to the podcast snowboard enthusiast, commentator, and marketing expert, Mark Sullivan. Mark is the host of The Snowboard Project, a show that offers an in-depth and unique look into the world of snowboarding from the inside out. In this episode, Mark shares his passion for snowboarding, how he got into commentating, and his experience working at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. He also speaks to the philosophy of ‘Kaizen’ that he follows which focuses on striving for continuous improvement. Finally, Harry and Mark discuss the format of The Snowboard Project Podcast, how Mark has honed his interviewing skills, and what the future of snowboarding holds.

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What We Covered:

  • 01:01 – Harry thanks today’s sponsor, Focusrite 2i2
  • 01:43 – Harry welcomes to the podcast, Mark Sullivan
  • 02:37 – Harry thanks the second sponsor of today’s podcast, FullCast
  • 04:56 – Mark talks about his affinity for snowboarding
  • 10:42 – The concept of ‘Kaizen’
  • 14:44 – Mark discusses the current state of print and his experience running a magazine
  • 19:59 – Mark’s professional career as a commentator
  • 21:16 – Mark’s experience at the last Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang
  • 27:19 – What it takes, in Mark’s opinion, to become an Olympic-caliber athlete
  • 31:24 – How Mark honed and refined his interviewing skills
  • 37:53 – Mark recalls how he got into podcasting and what surprised him about the medium
  • 48:28 – How Mark decided on the format of The Snowboard Project Podcast and feedback he gets from his Tip Line
  • 52:04 – What excites Mark the most about trends in the snowboarding industry
  • 54:51 – What is something that Mark has changed her mind about recently
  • 55:58 – What is the most misunderstood thing about Mark
  • 56:50 – Harry thanks Mark for joining the show
  • 57:07 – Where listeners can follow Mark
  • 59:37 – Harry reveals this episode’s retention hashtag


Links Mentioned

FullCast Website

Focusrite Website

Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group

Mark’s Podcast

Mark’s LinkedIn

The Snowboard Project Facebook

The Snowboard Project Email – mark@thesnowboardproject.com

The Tip Line for The Snowboarding Project – (208) 471-8007

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