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#DRIVE with Mike Tobia, Head of Product and Marketing at Dragon Alliance

February 18, 2016

Created by Leslie Juvin-Acker, #DRIVE is a web series that brings the top lifestyle and action sport industries leaders and innovators into your career.   Malakye’s contributing leadership coach and expert career strategist explores the subjects of leadership, career advancement, and work-life balance with the personalities behind the products and lifestyle you know and love. On #DRIVE, Leslie shares their personal stories and uncovers the inspiration that fuels the drive of her guests. Viewers get a chance to meet and know the guests in a never before format and gain the wisdom and experience they need to advance their careers and lives.

The First Episode: #DRIVE with Mike Tobia (Dragon Alliance)

Leslie’s inaugural episode welcomes Mike Tobia, Head of Product and Marketing at Dragon Alliance. Mike Tobia began his career in the action sports industry as a professional snowboarder - until his broke his back in a horrific and life changing accident.

This pivotal moment in Mike’s career lead him into the business side of action sports. His claim to fame is inventing and holding 4 patents for the frameless goggle system which has been emulated world wide. Mike also launched Nike goggles worldwide and his success doesn’t stop here...

Who is Leslie Juvin-Acker?
Leslie is the lifestyle industry’s premier leadership coach and expert career strategist, delivering weekly career advice articles to readers at   You’ve also seen Leslie at The Shmooz, Malakye’s career networking event, giving career and professional branding advice to hundreds of attendees.

#DRIVE brings Leslie’s clients, friends, and industry connections in a personal new format that brings them with Malakye’s readers face to face.

Who is #DRIVE for?
#DRIVE is for those individuals who wish to work and advance their careers in the lifestyle/action sports industries. Meet idols, leaders, and competitors, and see how the best in today’s industry overcome their personal and professional challenges and turn them into success stories.

Why You Should Watch It?
1. Meet the lifestyle industry’s renowned and valued leaders and innovators in a fresh and unique format that asks the real questions that everyone wants answered.
2. Discover the leader’s personal stories and advice for career success in a personal and intimate format that is unique to Leslie’s coaching style.
3. Connect with Leslie and leaders directly on this platform by asking your questions and recommending guests for #Drive.
4. Get insight and inspiration to advance your own career.

About The Production/Distribution Team: is the lifestyle and action sports industry’s premier job searching and career networking website. Malakye distributes Leslie’s articles each week on Malakye Picks weekly career advice newsletter.

Allen Carrasco is a creative director and director of photography and has long been involved in the commercial action sports world. An expert in corporate branding and communications, Allen thrives in connecting audiences through creative visual and authentic stories with the brands they know and trust.
Contact: [email protected]

Almo Film is a French based creative visual, motion graphics specialized in the action sports industry and commercial product work.
Contact: Morgan @ AlmoFilm

LJA Coaching is Leslie Juvin-Acker and is a holistic coaching practice that attunes insight from Spirit through Leslie’s intuitive abilities, creates space for personal transformation with energy therapies, and offers a unique and expert career coaching experience to develop strategies for success.
Contact Leslie: [email protected] / / CALL/TEXT 760-846-1399