Dec 17, 2019
Rick Coughlin is a Technology Integration Specialist and Co-Founder and CEO of Grove Studios, a 24/7 practice space for musicians.
Rick is not only a great guy, but also a humble, growing leader with a heart to affordably solve some of the biggest problems musicians face and allow them the space to more freely create the soundtrack of our lives.
Our conversation ranges from Rick’s connections to yodeling, to his history as a musician, the founding of Grove, vision for the future, and more.
About the Guest:
Rick is an American technologist, entrepreneur, educator, and musician with deep passion for problem solving, collaboration, and community. WIth experience in education, business, and the music industry, Rick has successfully navigated 25+ years of stage performance, music production, and teaching. He is the CEO/CTO of Grove Studios. Grove Studios are self-service 24/7 professionally appointed rehearsal, DJ, and music production studios with automated, distribution-ready recording, and easymobile booking. While clients reserve and pay for studio time with just a few taps from a mobile device, the innovation of the business is tech-enabled and IoT technologies that work together, so that the studios are unstaffed, allow Grove to keep prices accessible for their clients. As a technologist, Rick played a key role in an expansive rollout of Chromebook and iPad 1:1 education initiatives for one of the largest school districts in the midwest. This initiative deployed 18,000 devices and over $18 million in funding, transitioned a staff of over 2,000 to Google GSuite, and instituted a professional learning strategy.
Rick lives with his wife Deanna (a 3rd grade teacher), his daughters Liv and Bella, his '66 Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp, Kalamazoo, Michigan made Heritage H-535 Electric Guitar, and little piles of vintage and boutique effects pedals.
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Rick’s Music History: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1az8fwqEjm2yRK6ihgBkreupGXHJMt-TC?usp=sharing
About the Host:
Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy.
Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals.
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