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Driven By

You'll hear from those who have boldly blazed their own trail. We discuss what drives them, the risks they have taken, what they have learned, what’s most important to them, the ups and downs along the way and I hope this helps you find what drives you.

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Sharing experiences, insights, and the drivers behind why my guests have built what they have built and how this applies to what drives you.

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In my top five favorite podcasts!

“I really look forward every week to see what conversations Sam is going to bring on the show. I love how he has guests from all walks of life and fields. But all have the same thing they are driven.”

Lessons for a Lifetime

What great format for sharing these conversations! I could have listened to your conversations with Mike Bruns for several more hours. An amazing life influencer and just the nicest person you will ever meet! A must listen whether trying to be better in corporate business, non-profits or just life. Love the way Sam asks questions, reflects and circles back on key content and is so respectful during the interview.

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July 29, 2021

My Guest today is Garrott McClintock. Garrott is the COO of AcreTrader. AcreTrader is a hot new start-up out of Fayetteville, Arkansas, that recently finished a series its 12 Million Dollar funding round. AcreTrader matches investors with farmland while giving Farmers the land they need to grow their operation.

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July 15, 2021

My guest today is Brent Beshore. If you haven’t heard of Brent before, I bet you’ll be impressed with his story.

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July 8, 2021

My guest today is Dr. Dennis Black. Dr. Black is one of a kind. I heard of Dr. Black from a listener to this podcast, and once I heard how established he is as an accomplished researcher and award-winning physician while also being an avid fan of Bonnaroo- I couldn’t resist asking him to be on the show.

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June 24, 2021

My guest today is Ken Masterson. You may know Ken from FedEx, where he built the legal department and was the General Counsel for FedEx from 1979 - 2005.

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April 22, 2021

Over the last several weeks, my team and I have had the pleasure of taking my podcast and using it to come alongside and help organizations tell their story to their own people through their own private podcast channel. By creating an exclusive podcast channel for the organization and all of its associates, we help them build further engagement.

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Even in the midst of challenges and difficulty, there is good and value created in the world we live in. I believe that every person is wired to create value in our society and culture. In Conversations That Create Change, I interview people who have experiences and insights to share that are applicable to everyday life as we know it.

My hope is that by the end of each episode, you will be entertained and take away something that you will be able to apply to your own life.


Sam Coates


Sam Coates is an entrepreneur based in Memphis, TN.