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Learn how these entrepreneurs found success in business and life, with Host, Alan Olsen CPA, MBA.

In his weekly show, Alan Olsen invites successful individuals to discuss their career path and share how they were able to find success. These guests share valuable life experiences we all can be inspired from.

Meet Some of Our Guests

Majority Governor NBA Golden State Warriors and VC
Actor, Comedian, SNL Alumni, and former US Marine
Co-Founder & CEO Ascend and father of modern internet
Past CEO & President of MSG, NY Knicks & Utah Jazz
Co-Founder Logitech – CEO, Noventi Ventures
Co-Founder, Interwest Partners – President SHV NA – SIEPR
MPA, past President AAW, syndicated columnist, and Speaker
CEO, Dryers Ice Cream-- Chairman of Safeway inc.
CEO of Ryzeo
Co-Founder LinkedIn
Chairman of the Board at Chatham Created Gems & Diamonds, Inc.
Co-Founder DCM – past Chairman NVCA – SIEPR & Hoover boards
Co-Founder General Resonance – past Dir. BCG – SVU President
CEO Co-Founder LuLaRoe – Speaker -
CEO & Chief Strategist, Quill Intelligence
NBA record holder, past All-Star & DPY – Founder – Author
Movie Producer, Castlerock/Columbia Pictures, Universal Studio
President TiE – General Partner Monta Vista Capital – VC
Managing Dir. Billionaire Foundation – Co-Founder SCCI - VC
Founder DFJ – Founder BizWorld - #52 top 100 Harvard Alumni

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Key's to Life's Success

The American Dreams show was the brainchild of Alan Olsen, CPA, MBA. It was originally created to fill a specific need; often inexperienced entrepreneurs lacked basic information about raising capital and how to successfully start a business. Alan sincerely wanted to respond to the many requests from aspiring entrepreneurs asking for the information and introductions they needed. But he had to find a way to help in which his venture capital clients and friends would not mind. The American Dreams show became the solution, first as a radio show and now with YouTube videos as well. Always respectful of interview guest’s time, he’s able to give access to individuals information and inspiration previously inaccessible to the first-time entrepreneurs who need it most. They can listen to venture capitalists and successful business people explain first-hand, how they got to where they are, how to start a company, how to overcome challenges, how they see the future evolving, opportunities, work-life balance and so much more..

Topics from guest have included:

Creating purpose in life

Building a foundation for their life

Solving problems

Finding fulfillment through philanthropy and service

Becoming self-reliant

Enhancing effective leadership

Balancing family and work

American Dreams discusses many topics from some of the world's most successful individuals about their secrets to life's success.

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Recent American Dreams Episodes

Rob Ryan’s Amazing Movie Premiere June 28th on How He Saved the Internet

The Hollywood movie premiere of the Rob Ryan story is a cinematic tribute to innovation.  This remarkable film documents the real-life journey of this visionary from crisis to triumph and how he saved the internet!  On June 28th at 9:30 PM in the iconic Chinese Theatre.   Rob Ryan, Founder of Ascend Communications discusses the…

Early Detection Saves Lives with Steve Marler

Steve Marler, Founder of Advanced Longevity discusses how early detection can save lives and overcoming a broken healthcare system on Alan Olsen‘s American Dreams Show. Transcript: Alan Olsen Welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Steve Marler. Steve, welcome to the show.   Steve Marler Thank you. It’s great to be here.   Alan Olsen So Steve,…

Mark Sadovnick Talks Leadership, Authenticity, and Making an Impact

Mark Sadovnick Talks Leadership, Authenticity, and Making an Impact

Mark Sadovnick, Managing Partner at 5th Element Group discusses leadership, authenticity, and making an Impact on Alan Olsen‘s American Dreams Show. Transcript: Alan Olsen Welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Mark Sadovnick. Nick, Mark, welcome to today’s show.   Mark Sadovnick It’s great to be here. Alan, thanks for inviting me.   Alan Olsen So, Mark,…

Preserving My Family’s Life’s Work & Legacy

Tom Chatham, Chairman of Chatham Created Gems & Diamonds, Inc., discusses preserving his family’s legacy and life’s work on Alan Olsen‘s American Dreams Show.   Transcript: Alan Olsen Welcome to America dreams. My guest today is Tom Chatham. Welcome to today’s show.   Tom Chatham Thank you glad to be here.   Alan Olsen So, Tom, we’ve had…

Mastering Business Growth with Howard Shore

Mastering Business Growth with Howard Shore

Howard Shore, Founder and CEO of Activate Group Inc. discusses managing, even mastering, business growth and the challenges growing quickly can present on Alan Olsen‘s American Dreams Show. Transcript: Alan Olsen Welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Howard Shore. Howard, welcome to today’s show.   Howard Shore Alan, thank you for having me.   Alan…

Prosperity and Self-Reliance Zealot Steve Alder

Prosperity and Self-Reliance Zealot Steve Alder

From North America to Ghana, Africa, Steve Alder, President of Ensign Global College (www.ensign.edu.gh), sits down to discuss how a professor helps to build global prosperity and self-reliance on Alan Olsen‘s American Dreams Show. Transcript: Alan Olsen Welcome to American Dreams I’m visiting here today with Steve Alder. Steve, welcome to today’s program.   Steve Alder Thank…

Leadership, Duty, Honor & Country With Lt. Gen. Mike Barbero

Leadership, Duty, Honor & Country With Lt. Gen. Mike Barbero

Retired US Army Lieutenant General, Michael D. Barbero, discusses leadership, service, duty, honor, and country on Alan Olsen‘s American Dreams Show. Transcript: Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is General Michael Barbero. General, welcome to today’s show.   Mike Barbero Thanks, Alan, how are you? Thanks for having me. It’s…

Regenerative Medicine and Creating Health with Dr. David Haase

Regenerative Medicine and Creating Health with Dr. David Haase

Dr. David Haase, Founder of the MaxWell Clinic discusses regenerative medicine and creating health on Alan Olsen‘s American Dreams Show. Transcript: Alan Olsen Welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is David Haase. David, welcome to the show.   David Haase Thanks, Alan.   Alan Olsen So do you have a remarkable background and career obviously that…

VC Insights From Silicon Valley Veteran Andrew Romans

VC Success With Silicon Valley Veteran Andrew Romans

Andrew Romans, General Partner of 7BC Venture Capital, Author, and University Professor discusses navigating Silicon Valley, venture capital (VC), startup success, and the future of tech investment on Alan Olsen‘s American Dreams Show. Transcript:   Alan Olsen Welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Andrew Romans. Andrew, welcome to today’s show.   Andrew Romans Thank you so…

How Entrepreneurs Shine by Gino Wickman

How Entrepreneurs Shine With Gino Wickman 

Gino Wickman, Founder of EOS Worldwide and author of “Shine” and “Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business” discusses How to shine as an Entrepreneur on Alan Olsen‘s American Dreams Show. Transcript:   Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Gino Wickman. To welcome to today’s show.   Gino…

Energy Sector Investments Unveiled by Invito CEO Steve Blackwell

Energy Sector Investments Unveiled by Invito CEO Steve Blackwell

Steve Blackwell, Founder & CEO of Invito Energy Partners discusses unveiling Oil and Gas investments in the Energy sector on Alan Olsen‘s American Dreams Show. Transcript:   Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Steve Blackwell. Steve, welcome to do a show.   Steve Blackwell Thank you,…

Dental Business Success Unveiled by Kevin Kremer

Dental Business Success Unveiled by Kevin Kremer

Dr. Kevin Kremer, Founder & CEO of Kremer Leadership Institute discusses unveiling success in the dental business on Alan Olsen‘s American Dreams Show. Dental Business Success Transcript: Alan Olsen Welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Kevin Kremer, Kevin Kevin, welcome to today’s show.   Kevin Kremer Thanks, Alan. Thanks for having me.  …

Jason Ma on Shaping Next-Gen Leaders

Jason Ma on Shaping Next-Gen Leaders

Jason Ma Discusses Shaping Next-Gen Leaders on Alan Olsen‘s The American Dreams Show Transcript of American Dreams interview titled; “Mentoring The Next Generation“ Transcript: Alan Olsen Welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Jason Ma. Jason, welcome to today’s program.   Jason Ma Thank you so much for inviting. It’s an honor and pleasure…

Austin Fowler on The Power of Quantum Computing and Ethical Investing

Austin Fowler on The Power of Quantum Computing and Ethical Investing

Austin Fowler Discusses The Power of Quantum Computing and Social Investing on Alan Olsen‘s American Dreams Show., episode  Transcript of American Dreams interview titled; “Empowering Financial Growth and Social Impact with Austin Fowler“. Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American communities. My guest today is Austin Fowler. Austin. Welcome to today’s…

Tom Wheelwright Talks Tax Free Wealth

Tom Wheelwright Talks Tax Free Wealth

Tom Wheelwright sits down with Alan Olsen, Host of the American Dreams show to discuss tax free wealth. Transcript: Alan Olsen Welcome to America Dreams. My guest today is Tom wheelwright CPA, Tom, welcome to today’s show. Tom Wheelwright Thanks, Alan. It’s really always good to be with you. Alan Olsen I am really excited…

Chris Maxson Ignites Fireplace Innovation

Chris Maxson Ignites Fireplace Innovation

Chris Maxson, owner of Acucraft Fireplace Systems and Managing Partner, Maxson family’s business ventures discusses igniting innovation in the fireplace industry with Alan Olsen. Below are some of the key aspects of Chris Maxson’s influence on the fireplace industry and his unique approach with Acucraft Fireplace Systems. They indicate the rich legacy and innovation themes discussed.…

Navigating High Stakes: Carson Holmquist's Journey in Innovative Logistics

Navigating High Stakes: Carson Holmquist’s Journey in Innovative Logistics

Today, American Dreams host, Alan Olsen, sits down with Carson Holmquist, Co-Founder, Stream Logistics to discuss innovation and navigating high stakes. Transcript: Alan Olsen: Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Carson, Holmquist. Carson. Welcome to today’s show. Carson Holmquist: Thanks, Alan. So, so, so grateful to be…

Sports, Business, and Beyond: A Moment with Alexis Levi

Sports, Business, and Beyond: A Moment with Alexis Levi

Today, American Dreams host, Alan Olsen, sits down with Alexis Levi, a true pioneer in the sports and entertainment industry. As the first African American woman to become the owner and general manager of a men’s professional basketball team, Alexis shares her remarkable journey from being a competitive ice skater to entering the sports world.…

Mastering Comprehensive Financial Planning with Bill Gombert

Mastering Comprehensive Financial Planning with Bill Gombert

Introduction: In this interview, Alan Olsen, CPA and featured guest Bill Gombert discuss comprehensive financial planning and much more. Transcript: Alan Olsen Hi, this is Alan Olsen and welcome to American Dreams. My guest today is Bill Gombert. Bill, welcome to today’s show. Bill Gombert Thank you very much pleasure to be here. Alan Olsen So, Bill, you’re…

Building Conscious Communities with Brett Kaufman

Building Amazing Conscious Communities with Brett Kaufman

Introduction: In this interview, Alan Olsen, CPA and featured guest Brett Kaufman discuss Building Conscious Communities and much more. This Transcript of Alan and Brett’s discussion of conscious community building has been generated by software and may have inaccuracies: Alan Olsen So Brett in our segments here in American Dreams, we talked about pathways of life and things…

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“My Path” is about Alan Olsen’s personal life experiences and his reflections from his highly rated Silicon Valley radio show and podcast, “American Dreams”. He discusses the people he interviewed, and the common values they all shared to create their own American Dream.

Written by Alan Olsen

Co-Written by Andrew Olsen