The Curiosity Hour Podcast
I’m Dan. As co-founder of Reification Partners and several other companies, I love guiding people to strategically leverage their natural talents, expertise, and wisdom. I’m passionate about helping new entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners create new revenue streams and expand their impact upon the world. I have over 15 years of executive and management experience in private sector, non-profit sector, and education sector. I co-created the first national integrative medicine graduate program. At an international trauma-focused NGO, I managed a multi-million dollar training program for Israelis and Palestinians and made more than a dozen trips to Israel and Gaza. I helped manage a national organization that prepared communities to respond to mass fatality events and I served one-year of national service with AmeriCorps.
I’m a son to an amazing mother and father, brother to four incredible siblings, and blessed uncle because my two nieces and five nephews are brilliant, talented, and thoughtful. I have an amazing circle of close friends who are like a second family to me. Travel is my bliss. I’ve lived internationally and throughout the US. I’m a digital nomad. I enjoy creativity and collaboration. I love to read, think, and learn about the stories of other people. I’m incredibly fortunate to have Tommy as a friend and co-host of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. Every episode I feel honored for how our guests show up so authentically, vulnerably, and present to share their stories with our listeners and us. Everyone has a story to tell and hopefully The Curiosity Hour Podcast encourages people to find out the stories of their family members, relatives, colleagues, neighbors, and members of their communities. Stay curious!
Co-HostHey there. I’m Tommy. I spent the first part of my professional life as an elementary teacher, where I enjoyed the opportunity to learn from some of the coolest and most interesting people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing—my students. Curiosity is a natural part of childhood, and for fourteen years I was able to learn how to be curious from the best of the best. While I was a teacher I had the chance to meet an amazing woman, one who embodies living authentically and doing everything she does consciously. Together we have fulfilled one of my life long dreams: to be a father. We have four amazing children who are now my teachers.
In my spare time I read. I love nonfiction and history as well as biographies, with the occasional Steinbeck or Christopher Moore book thrown in for good measure. (I once took a road trip inspired by one of my all-time favorites, “Blue Highways” by William Least Heat-Moon, that changed my life.) I’m a huge music fan as well, and love the way that music can be linked to memory and experience. (I can tell you what book I was reading and what CD or tape was in my stereo for most major life events.)
I’m excited to see how this podcast, The Curiosity Hour, will grow and change, and I’m grateful for the community that’s already built up around it. My co-host and friend, Dan, is the perfect partner in this endeavor, and it’s been a real privilege to shape this experience together. I hope that this show edifies and encourages you and that–in your own way–you can seek out ways to share your own story, and to learn about the stories of those around you. And remember, Stay Curious.