The Launch Pad is hosted by serial entrepreneurs who share their experiential insights about important topics that help improve our professional lives on a personal and practical level.
The Launch Pad propels profound ideas into a world of possibility by interviewing leaders of our community who are creating exciting projects and innovative startups that make a powerful impact in the way we experience our lives.
We talk about key elements that can help create success in our lives and have thought provoking discussions around powerful premises that help us excel at our life’s work.
R Hill got the idea for The Launch Pad radio show in November 2015 while he was mentoring some young entrepreneurs who were in the process of creating some amazing community projects in the form of socially-conscious startups and needed a way to share what they were up to with our emerging community of like-minded supporters.
Our Launch Facilitator, R Hill is a serial entrepreneur with a culturally diverse background. He was born in Oklahoma, raised on Guam, is multi-lingual and has lived in Japan, Korea and India.
He now prefers the cool climate of the Pacific Northwest and calls Seattle home.
In 2009, R self-published his first book, Real Life Interviews – Ordinary People Being Extraordinary; a compilation of interviews with inspirational members of his community.
Besides managing The Launch Pad radio show, R writes screenplays and produces videos for Retro Earth Studio and is completing another book. He also mentors young entrepreneurs in the areas of business development through personal improvement.
Our Launch Consultant, Jimmy Bako is a savvy slogan generator and uses his unique insight to help others develop their brand marketing strategy.
He was born and raised in Washington and is a natural-born entrepreneur and inspiring philanthropist that is documenting his journey of personal transformation.
Jimmy is the founder of the Different Walks Of Life entertainment company which supports his non-profit service, The Same Page Organization.
Mr. Bako’s motivating force behind his businesses is finding ways to facilitate a reality of dreams fulfilled for all those seeking to accomplish extraordinary results.
Our previous co-host, Chef Deena is a Culinary Entre’preneur and advises others on their advertising campaigns with her stellar marketing background.
Also known as The Deceptive Chef, she created the line of Deceptive Delights™ desserts that are gluten, dairy and sugar free. She also offers Chef Sessions® that are personally designed lifestyle classes for the client.
Dee Lyle produces the music for The Launch Pad and for our commercials and sponsors.
Dee Lyle was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and is getting set to launch his his first LP titled: Eleven.
With his soulful voice and blazing guitar, Dee Lyle creates an organic sound with melodic grooves and production wizardry.
Dee Lyle often performs at the Nectar Lounge and the Seattle Hard Rock Cafe. His upcoming shows are posted on his FaceBook page and his website is simply: DeeLyle.com. Listen to Dee Lyle’s current releases on SoundCloud.
Other Crew and Production Team Members of The Launch Pad radio show:
- Benny Mathers – Board Engineer and Producer
- Samantha C – Producer-in-Training
- Vince Morta – Voice Over Support
- Fysah – Voice Over Support
- Darrius Willrich – Team Support
- You – Team Support