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Dreams ARE Real

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Powerful conversations with incredible Entrepreneurs and Creatives all around the world will empower you to dispel the emotions of fear, worry, or self-doubt and know that, whatever your goals, you’ve got this! Why? Because Dreams ARE Real.Dan McPherson, International Speaker and Founder of Leaders … read more


Ep 61: From Cahoots to The Blind Pig and beyond, Joe Malcoun lives a life of true passion for his community.

Joe Malcoun, Co-Founder of Cahoots Co-Working Space and Co-Owner of nationally known music venue The Blind Pig is a Michigan based entrepreneur and investor with a passion for local community. Joe has also Founded to support both front line workers and small businesses in their time of need.

Joe’s stories challenge us to accept that we’re going to make mistakes and that’s ok and that we need to connect true transparency with sincere trust while focusing upon people as we move towards our dreams.

About the Guest:

Joe Malcoun is an Ann Arbor, MI based investor and entrepreneur.  He is Founder of Cahoots, a 25,000 sft innovative shared office concept and place of community for tech companies and their teams in downtown Ann Arbor. He led Nutshell, a sales collaboration tool for small and medium-sized businesses, for six years as it’s CEO where he spent most of his time staying out of the way of his incredibly talented team and building external partnerships with other software companies.

Prior to joining Nutshell, Joe founded CKM Capital, an early stage technology investment firm, that has invested in dozens of Midwest startups. Before founding CKM Capital, Joe was a member of the Strategy and Corporate Development team at DTE Energy and was an early employee at the sustainability consultancy GreenOrder where he led projects for leadership teams at General Electric, General Motors and a number of other F500 enterprises.

He is a three-time graduate of the University of Michigan including a M.S. in Environmental Economics and an M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business. Joe is very active in the Ann Arbor community and recently led an investment group to acquire and preserve the Blind Pig, an iconic live music club. He has held multiple leadership positions on non-profit boards including 826michigan and 826 National. Additionally, he actively mentors and advises entrepreneurs both within and outside of his portfolio of investments.

He loves live music, paddles wood-canvas canoes better than he rides bikes, and has a severe weakness for good food and drink.

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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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