Chico man makes global impact, through podcasts

Once Chico man is seeing a global impact through his new podcast.

Posted: Oct 27, 2019 4:12 PM
Updated: Oct 27, 2019 5:59 PM

CHICO, Calif. - One Chico man is making a global impact through podcasts.

Lain Hensley is from the North State, a Chico State alumni, and co-founded the company Odyssey Teams, also based out of Chico.

After fighting and beating cancer six years ago, Hensley has decided to launch another part of his career, right here in Chico, a podcast called “You Go First.”

The first episode of the podcast was launched last week.

In 24 hours there were over 10 thousand viewers, five days later more than 30 thousand.

The viewers are all over the world in countries like Thailand, Mexico, Chile, and the United States.

“Our mission is to inspire people to go first in their life. To take accountability, to take action, and whether that is through inspiration or motivation or whatever it takes, the message is resonating,” said Hensley.

Hensley said he got the idea of “You Go First” before he had cancer, but it was put on hold.

After winning his battle with cancer, he said he wanted to do something to inspire people and have an impact on the world.

“It is fun to be launching You Go First out of Chico and feeling this global impact already," said Hensley. "I have an interview with a dead man, a leader of a company, who was dead for 38 minutes, the longest in Stanford history. I have a psychologist who created a personal profile that has been used around the world, who ran a billion dollar budget at the Pentagon, but was born in poverty. I have all these great speakers, a man who lost 175 pounds, had a heart attack and a stroke and is a motivational speaker. I am going to be bringing some great guests to the show and it is pretty exciting.”

Hensley said the guests will share stories from their lives.

This includes successes they’ve had and challenges they’ve faced as leaders in their sector.

He said through the discussions, he and his guests hope to provide valuable insights on what it takes to be a leader of leaders who goes first and light the way.

Action News Now Reporter Amy Lanski was a guest on the podcast and spoke about her personal challenges she has faced in life before and after becoming a journalist.

You can watch that episode, HERE.

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