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The Barefoot Spirit Business Audio Theatre

Jack McCullough, The CFO Leadership Council
Jack McCullough, The CFO Leadership Council

“Intriguing solution an increasing virtual workforce challenge”

Jack McCullough, The CFO Leadership Council

Jeffrey Madoff, Business Advisor, Author, Playwright
Jeffrey Madoff, Business Advisor, Author, Playwright

“An imaginative application of theatre to business education”

Jeffrey Madoff, Business Advisor, Author, Playwright

LaDawn Townsend, CEO & Founder VOS Group
LaDawn Townsend, CEO & Founder VOS Group

“The concept is cutting edge and a game-changer for the market”

LaDawn Townsend, CEO & Founder VOS Group

Richard Franzi, Business Partner, Orange County Renaissance Executive Forums
Richard Franzi, Business Partner, Orange County Renaissance Executive Forums

“What a fun and creative idea!”

Richard Franzi, Business Partner, Orange County Renaissance Executive Forums

Mary Maas, Dynamic Scrip
Mary Maas, Dynamic Scrip

“Truly Brilliant! A great way to convey business principles”

Mary Maas, Dynamic Scrip

LaDawn Townsend of Vos Consulting Companies
LaDawn Townsend of Vos Consulting Companies

“Now that our clients have shifted to remote work forces, they are experiencing increased turnover and lack of engagement. BAT is a solution whose time has come! We want to work with you to bring this to our clients”

LaDawn Townsend of Vos Consulting Companies

Mary Drummond, Chief Marketing Officer, Worthix.com
Mary Drummond, Chief Marketing Officer, Worthix.com

“Business Audio Theatre can extend company culture and enthusiasm to an increasingly off-site workforce”

Mary Drummond, Chief Marketing Officer, Worthix.com

Monique Stensrud, Director of Advertising &             Promotions, KIRKUS MEDIA LLC
Monique Stensrud, Director of Advertising &             Promotions, KIRKUS MEDIA LLC

“THE BAREFOOT SPIRIT was selected by our Indie Editors to be featured in Kirkus Reviews July 15 Issue. One of the 35 reviews in the Indie section of the magazine which is sent out to over 5,000 industry professionals (librarians, publishers, agents, etc.) Less than 10% of our Indie reviews are chosen for this”

Monique Stensrud, Director of Advertising & Promotions, KIRKUS MEDIA LLC

Dottie DeHart, Founder, DeHart & Company
Dottie DeHart, Founder, DeHart & Company

“Less flying this summer, more of a discover American tour by car. Could be a great road trip listen for all. Good way to teach young people entrepreneurial principles. Listen as a family.”

Dottie DeHart, Founder, DeHart & Company

Brandy La Roux, Community Builder & Partnerships, C-Suite Network
Brandy La Roux, Community Builder & Partnerships, C-Suite Network

“This is definitely something that would help every company with new hires. Allowing them to understand the vision, journey, and company’s values – inspiring enthusiasm and retention within their company. Especially with many people working/ hiring remotely!”

Brandy La Roux, Community Builder & Partnerships, C-Suite Network

Marc Kramer, President, Kramer Communications, Host, The Best Business Minds Podcast
Marc Kramer, President, Kramer Communications, Host, The Best Business Minds Podcast

“After telling your own story for so many years, you now get to tell the stories of other founders. How fun and exciting!”

Marc Kramer, President, Kramer Communications, Host, The Best Business Minds Podcast

Gavin Forrest, CEO Frontline Wines
Gavin Forrest, CEO Frontline Wines

“This was just excellent. The format is unique, the book is both performed by actors and there are also cutaway interviews with the founders. Really refreshing way to break up the chapters and brought an authenticity to the story.”

Gavin Forrest, CEO Frontline Wines

Katerina Pappas, Associate Manager of Indie, Kirkus Reviews, KIRKUS MEDIA LLC
Katerina Pappas, Associate Manager of Indie, Kirkus Reviews, KIRKUS MEDIA LLC

“This is that rare business audiobook that delivers real drive-time entertainment value.”

Katerina Pappas, Associate Manager of Indie, Kirkus Reviews, KIRKUS MEDIA LLC

Patrick Carpenter, President, GRITT  Business Coaching
Patrick Carpenter, President, GRITT  Business Coaching

“We have been looking for a new digital training tool and this looks like it may be it!”

Patrick Carpenter, President, GRITT Business Coaching

Crystal Berger, Fox Business News on Instagram Live
Crystal Berger, Fox Business News on Instagram Live

“You have electrified business audiobooks! No more boring business books!”

Crystal Berger, Fox Business News on Instagram Live

Naren Aryan, Mascot Books
Naren Aryan, Mascot Books

“Business Audio Theatre is a new category of services we can offer to special clients concerned with culture – Great Tool!”

Naren Aryan, Mascot Books

Whitney Gosset, Content Capital
Whitney Gosset, Content Capital

“This is an innovative approach to preserving a founder’s story. We would like to be part of it!”

Whitney Gosset, Content Capital

David Cogan, Eliances
David Cogan, Eliances

“Fantastic Concept to Build Brands and Help Remote Workers Identify with their Companies!”

David Cogan, Eliances

Silicon Review
Silicon Review

“Using MP3 technology, their team works together to produce a high-end, fully-casted audio on-boarding and brand-building tools, designed to preserve founders’ legacies, stories and principles.”

Silicon Review

Thomas Campbell, CSO, Capacity LLC
Thomas Campbell, CSO, Capacity LLC

“I think we should use all technology now available to add to our onboarding and ongoing culture-education processes.”

Thomas Campbell, CSO, Capacity LLC

Matt Shields, Tech and Real Estate Entrepreneur, Pass the Secret Sauce Podcast Host
Matt Shields, Tech and Real Estate Entrepreneur, Pass the Secret Sauce Podcast Host

“Our goal is to relay to our staff that we are different. If done correctly,that differentiation should trickle through them to our members. I’m excited about your techniques because I feel it accomplishes exactly that.”

Matt Shields, Tech and Real Estate Entrepreneur, Pass the Secret Sauce Podcast Host

Wes Fang, Host, The EnTRUEpreneurship Podcast
Wes Fang, Host, The EnTRUEpreneurship Podcast

“Business Audio Theatre offers new employees an opportunity to identify with their founder’s story, challenges, and principles.”

Wes Fang, Host, The EnTRUEpreneurship Podcast

Book Bites, Book Critics column (published in thousands of newspapers, nationwide).
Book Bites, Book Critics column (published in thousands of newspapers, nationwide).

“Conveying important business lessons through Business Audio Theatre”

Book Bites, Book Critics column (published in thousands of newspapers, nationwide).

D Arlando Fortune, Thought Fortunes Podcast
D Arlando Fortune, Thought Fortunes Podcast

“You’ve made an experience out of this story! This is a whole new level!”

D Arlando Fortune, Thought Fortunes Podcast

Taryn Winter Brill, Host, C-Suite TV
Taryn Winter Brill, Host, C-Suite TV

“This is much more compelling than a standard audiobook. I can see a whole new genre of Business Audio Theatre in the future!”

Taryn Winter Brill, Host, C-Suite TV

Keri Salls, Podcaster
Keri Salls, Podcaster

“This is an ideal tool for companies to use during that critical onboarding process”

Keri Salls, Podcaster

Matt Baxter, CEO, Founder, Competitive Wedge
Matt Baxter, CEO, Founder, Competitive Wedge

“Business Audio Made Engaging! Much more of a lasting impact than strict narration”

Matt Baxter, CEO, Founder, Competitive Wedge

Diane Bergeron, President, CNIB Guide Dogs, Vice-President, International Affairs, CNIB Foundation
Diane Bergeron, President, CNIB Guide Dogs, Vice-President, International Affairs, CNIB Foundation

“I just wanted you to know that I listen to the book on the weekend. Binge read it right through on Saturday. Loved every minute of it! I so admire your spirit to keep going even when the times were tough. I also love your giving perspective.”

Diane Bergeron, President, CNIB Guide Dogs, Vice-President, International Affairs, CNIB Foundation

BookBites
BookBites

“This unique and entertaining audiobook provides an immersive, fully-casted, listening experience, with actors playing the parts (notably Ed Asner and Gigi Perreau), including sound effects and an original musical score.”

BookBites

Business Insider
Business Insider

“For Founders who want to preserve their legacy and keep their entrepreneurial spirit alive.”

Business Insider

BookTrib
BookTrib

“Not just a voiceover artist reading out loud, but an immersive listening experience!”

BookTrib

International Business Times
International Business Times

“Houlihan & Harvey’s company, Business Audio Theatre is looking to attract other founders who want to preserve their legacy and keep their entrepreneurial spirit alive through creative storytelling performed as audio cinema, using their experienced team of professionals.”

International Business Times

ABC7
ABC7

“A radio theatre audio play complete with a full cast of actors, scenes, sound effects, and music.”

ABC7

The Buffalo News
The Buffalo News

“Original audio theatre approach to storytelling.”

The Buffalo News

Morningstar
Morningstar

“The Barefoot Spirit Audiobook is a Finalist for the 2020 Business/Personal Development Audiobook of the Year Award.”

Morningstar

Jim Cox, Midwest Book Review
Jim Cox, Midwest Book Review

“Lessons made indelibly memorable through the theater of the mind that is audio.”

Jim Cox, Midwest Book Review

Hugh Ballou, Non-Profit Exchange Podcast
Hugh Ballou, Non-Profit Exchange Podcast

“This method of preserving the very spirit of an organization can be effective for Profits and nonprofits alike! Business Audio Theatre preserves the essence of the founding principles with stories people will remember!”

Hugh Ballou, Non-Profit Exchange Podcast

Christina Blosdale, KPFK Radio LA
Christina Blosdale, KPFK Radio LA

“Audio theatre makes a more lasting impression than text, video, or strict narration because the listener participates in the storytelling experience.”

Christina Blosdale, KPFK Radio LA

Johnny Taylor, President & CEO of the Society of Human Resources Managers
Johnny Taylor, President & CEO of the Society of Human Resources Managers

“Very excited about this new On-boarding tool!”

Johnny Taylor, President & CEO of the Society of Human Resources Managers

Josh Elledge, Host The Thoughtful Entrepreneur Podcast
Josh Elledge, Host The Thoughtful Entrepreneur Podcast

“What a cool concept! You’ve got to hear it to really appreciate what’s being done here. This is a fantastic new approach to business education!”

Josh Elledge, Host The Thoughtful Entrepreneur Podcast

Scott Deming, Host of Success Cast
Scott Deming, Host of Success Cast

“Amazing On-Boarding Tool!”

Scott Deming, Host of Success Cast

Brett Trainor, Host, Hardwired for Growth
Brett Trainor, Host, Hardwired for Growth

“With this kind of story telling, you are almost in the room! Entertaining, engaging and more importantly, educational!”

Brett Trainor, Host, Hardwired for Growth

Laura Sicola, PhD, CEO Vocal Impact Productions
Laura Sicola, PhD, CEO Vocal Impact Productions

“The Business Audio Theatre format has a neat balance between modern technology and the charisma of the old fashioned radio plays.”

Laura Sicola, PhD, CEO Vocal Impact Productions

Dan Moyle, The Storytellers Network
Dan Moyle, The Storytellers Network

“What a cool way to preserve a legacy!”

Dan Moyle, The Storytellers Network

Corey Kupfer, Fueling Deals Podcast
Corey Kupfer, Fueling Deals Podcast

“This 1940’s radio idea, it’s just a lot of FUN!”

Corey Kupfer, Fueling Deals Podcast

Audiofile Magazine
Audiofile Magazine

“An enjoyable experience filled with the exuberance of the founders themselves.”

Audiofile Magazine

Nolan Bushnell, Founder, Atari & Chuck E. Cheese
Nolan Bushnell, Founder, Atari & Chuck E. Cheese

“Thoroughly entertaining, engaging, and educational!”

Nolan Bushnell, Founder, Atari & Chuck E. Cheese

Forbes
Forbes

”A Transformative Idea: “Business Audio Theatre” From The Founders Of Barefoot Wine. Not Just Narrated … Performed!”

Forbes

Bill Higgs, Host, Culture Code  Champions Podcast
Bill Higgs, Host, Culture Code  Champions Podcast

“Any company that works intentionally on their Culture will like this product for on-boarding.”

Bill Higgs, Host, Culture Code Champions Podcast

Cynthia Conrad, Audio Book Critic, BookTrib
Cynthia Conrad, Audio Book Critic, BookTrib

“The lessons were made indelibly memorable through the theater of the mind that is audio.”

Cynthia Conrad, Audio Book Critic, BookTrib

Randy Gage, Host, Power Prosperity Podcast
Randy Gage, Host, Power Prosperity Podcast

“A great way of preserving a legacy!”

Randy Gage, Host, Power Prosperity Podcast

Warrick 'Waz' Bidwell, Podcaster and Co-founder at Tradies In Business (Australia)
Warrick 'Waz' Bidwell, Podcaster and Co-founder at Tradies In Business (Australia)

“Trades people, considering a new business now have an entertaining and convenient way to learn what it takes”

Warrick 'Waz' Bidwell, Podcaster and Co-founder at Tradies In Business (Australia)

Jeff Morgan President and CEO National EWP, Inc
Jeff Morgan President and CEO National EWP, Inc

“This is an exciting new way to engage, entertain, and educate people!”

Jeff Morgan President and CEO National EWP, Inc

Elizabeth Barry, Podcast Host, The Kind Communicator
Elizabeth Barry, Podcast Host, The Kind Communicator

“Using theatre to communicate story makes the lessons easier to recall and apply”

Elizabeth Barry, Podcast Host, The Kind Communicator

Wade Taylor, Host, 2020 Business Vision
Wade Taylor, Host, 2020 Business Vision

“This is the next step in business audio. Much more compelling!”

Wade Taylor, Host, 2020 Business Vision

Ben Vandenwymelenberg, Founder and CEO, Woodchuck USA
Ben Vandenwymelenberg, Founder and CEO, Woodchuck USA

“I LOVE this idea!”

Ben Vandenwymelenberg, Founder and CEO, Woodchuck USA

Chris Cicchinelli, President & CEO, Pure Romance
Chris Cicchinelli, President & CEO, Pure Romance

“You’ve used your background and the lessons you’ve learned building the Barefoot wine brand to communicate in a new and creative way with the Barefoot Spirit audiobook! I love it!”

Chris Cicchinelli, President & CEO, Pure Romance

Ben Biddick, Host, Get Up Nation Podcast
Ben Biddick, Host, Get Up Nation Podcast

“Business audio theatre brings the story to life to educate and engage employees, suppliers, and customers.”

Ben Biddick, Host, Get Up Nation Podcast

Brian Smith, Founder, UGG Boots
Brian Smith, Founder, UGG Boots

“A Real Breakthrough. I love the Concept!”

Brian Smith, Founder, UGG Boots

Robert Reiss, Founder, CEO Forum
Robert Reiss, Founder, CEO Forum

“Tremendous Potential for CEO’s To Tell Their Story In a New Way!”

Robert Reiss, Founder, CEO Forum

John Warrillow, Host, Built to Sell Radio
John Warrillow, Host, Built to Sell Radio

“A new, fun way to entertain and educate!”

John Warrillow, Host, Built to Sell Radio

Barry Goldwater Jr, Former US Congressman
Barry Goldwater Jr, Former US Congressman

“An absolutely terrific story, full of sizzle and color!”

Barry Goldwater Jr, Former US Congressman

Park Howell, Host, Business of Story
Park Howell, Host, Business of Story

“This approach really brings the story to life and makes the lessons memorable!”

Park Howell, Host, Business of Story

Rick Tay, Director, Technopreneuership, Nanyang University Singapore
Rick Tay, Director, Technopreneuership, Nanyang University Singapore

“This is a great way of engaging people in business culture.”

Rick Tay, Director, Technopreneuership, Nanyang University Singapore

Bert Terreri, Law Offices of Herbert l. Terreri
Bert Terreri, Law Offices of Herbert l. Terreri

“This is an amazing new form of business inspiration and training! “

Bert Terreri, Law Offices of Herbert l. Terreri

Deirdre Newman, Founder, OC Startups Now
Deirdre Newman, Founder, OC Startups Now

“From Disruptive wine startups to iconic brand, featuring actors, music, and sound effects”

Deirdre Newman, Founder, OC Startups Now

Mark Hinderliter, 30 yr. HR Specialist and Corporate Culture Trainer
Mark Hinderliter, 30 yr. HR Specialist and Corporate Culture Trainer

“I’ve never heard anything like this! So much more engaging than simple narration or text. You’ve brought the story to life!”

Mark Hinderliter, 30 yr. HR Specialist and Corporate Culture Trainer

Carol Scott, Bigger Pockets Podcast
Carol Scott, Bigger Pockets Podcast

“You have completely reinvented something old for a new generation!”

Carol Scott, Bigger Pockets Podcast

Tyler Hayzlett, C-Suite Network
Tyler Hayzlett, C-Suite Network

“This is a great tool for business onboarding! We want to work with you on this!”

Tyler Hayzlett, C-Suite Network

Epi Ludvik, Crowdsourcing Week
Epi Ludvik, Crowdsourcing Week

“The dramatization engages listeners through requiring them to imagine scenarios, which makes the content more personal and more memorable. We expect to see some ‘me-too’s’ before long”.

Epi Ludvik, Crowdsourcing Week

Mike Midgley, #The Open Mike - UK
Mike Midgley, #The Open Mike - UK

“Phenomenal 3-D listening”

Mike Midgley, #The Open Mike - UK

Aubry Padmore, Caribbean Voice Radio
Aubry Padmore, Caribbean Voice Radio

“You are removing chaos from the minds of young entrepreneurs. The Barefoot Spirit is a kaleidoscope of understandings!”

Aubry Padmore, Caribbean Voice Radio

Tyler Wagner, CEO, Authors Unite
Tyler Wagner, CEO, Authors Unite

“Very cool! This is a whole new ballgame in audiobooks. It is edutainment at its best! When listening to the story, I am right there in the action!”

Tyler Wagner, CEO, Authors Unite

Doug Sandler, Host, The Nice Guys Podcast
Doug Sandler, Host, The Nice Guys Podcast

“Business Audio Theatre is a unique, creative, and effective new concept.”

Doug Sandler, Host, The Nice Guys Podcast

Jim Beach, Host, Schools for Startups Podcast
Jim Beach, Host, Schools for Startups Podcast

“This is taking audiobooks to a whole new level. This could be the beginning of a whole new trend in audiobooks”

Jim Beach, Host, Schools for Startups Podcast

Randy Turrow, Line Producer/Unit Production Manager Producers Guild of America/Directors Guild of America
Randy Turrow, Line Producer/Unit Production Manager Producers Guild of America/Directors Guild of America

“Terrific concept! Wonderful potential! “

Randy Turrow, Line Producer/Unit Production Manager Producers Guild of America/Directors Guild of America

Kelly Lytle, Title Creator & Head of Findaway Audiobook Distributors
Kelly Lytle, Title Creator & Head of Findaway Audiobook Distributors

“The audio sounds wonderful. Congratulations on creating such a meaningful audiobook and telling such a great story! I’m excited for it to hit stores!”

Kelly Lytle, Title Creator & Head of Findaway Audiobook Distributors

“Amazing Stuff!!”
“Amazing Stuff!!”

Shelley Pernot, Owner, True North Coaching and Development

“Amazing Stuff!!”

Michael A. Gurevich, Venture Capitalist and Business Consultant
Michael A. Gurevich, Venture Capitalist and Business Consultant

“This is really exciting!”

Michael A. Gurevich, Venture Capitalist and Business Consultant

Thomas Maier, Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of San Francisco
Thomas Maier, Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of San Francisco

“A great achievement and unique product.”

Thomas Maier, Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of San Francisco

Jake Wachtel, Hollywood Producer
Jake Wachtel, Hollywood Producer

“Bravo!”

Jake Wachtel, Hollywood Producer

Grayson Shockley, Orange Orchard
Grayson Shockley, Orange Orchard

“Great concept! – Exciting!”

Grayson Shockley, Orange Orchard

Mike Bernard, Entrepreneur
Mike Bernard, Entrepreneur

“Very Impressive!”

Mike Bernard, Entrepreneur

Michael Ellis World Traveler, Tour Guide, and Lecturer
Michael Ellis World Traveler, Tour Guide, and Lecturer

“Excellent!!!”

Michael Ellis World Traveler, Tour Guide, and Lecturer

Alicia Dunams, Bestseller in a Weekend
Alicia Dunams, Bestseller in a Weekend

“Fantastic! Such a cool project!”

Alicia Dunams, Bestseller in a Weekend

Brad Stuart, “Tenacious Doc”
Brad Stuart, “Tenacious Doc”

“A fantastic piece of creative work. Awesome. Hats off!”

Brad Stuart, “Tenacious Doc”