Podcast Ep 37: Greatist’s Derek Flanzraich
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This episode, featuring Derek Flanzraich, CEO of the healthy media empire Greatist, is the first in our “Like a Boss” series where we chat with rock stars in the business world who are writing their own rules and totally killing it, both in terms of their business and life in general.
Derek is on a mission to give everyone a healthy-ish attitude by making healthy living cool — and we’d definitely say he’s succeeded. Greatist’s annual “Top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness” is watched by people around the world (and you may recognize #97 in this year’s list).
He’s passionate about creating the healthiest company on the planet and he shared a few details on how he’s making that happen. Plus, he emphasizes the importance of self-care — including taking a “pause” break every day and going on a real vacation from time to time. (Limit the digital checking in, people!)
Some of our favorite quotes from Derek Flanzraich in this ep:
Podcast Episode 37 Highlights With Derek Flanzraich
- The work that goes into creating the “Most Influential” list each year
- How he created Greatist and his biggest lessons learned regarding starting a business
- The healthy office environment at Greatist with its flexible hours and open vacation policy
- Derek’s own struggles with body image and how men are also bombarded with unrealistic images
- His belief in how taking vacations and committing staying offline leads to being a better worker
- What is was like to be a part of Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Institute (where he met Justin Timberlake and Anne Hathaway)
Also in this episode, Jenn, Kristen and I discuss little ways we take “pause breaks” throughout the workday.
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