Entries by Steve St. Claire

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Kirsten Potenza Troublemaker at POUND® Fitness.

Here’s that word again – stubbornness. Kirsten Potenza, CEO and Co-Founder of POUND® Fitness has invented and grown something totally unique. Inspired by drumming, loud music, and the camaraderie she experienced on UCLA’s Division 1 crew team, POUND is an exhilarating experience that lights up gym classes and trainers alike.

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Rob Neuner Troublemaker at Boost Oxygen

If the United States Department of Transportation were to shut your startup down, many entrepreneurs might stay down. Not Rob Neuner, CEO of Boost Oxygen. They worked through this (and many other challenges) to come out the other side with a highly successful new product category. The key is resilience and old-fashioned stubbornness.