Ian French - a.k.a. IF the poet was a troubled youth. He rebelled against authority, did drugs and got into all kinds of trouble. Before his antics caught up to him, he started a business with his brother in his 20’s. They would go on to build one of the most successful and largest direct marketing agencies in the country. Not being one to fall asleep on his laurels, IF discovered slam poetry by chance at age 50 and fell in love with the discipline. It was all his overly curious, ADHD mind was craving for his whole life. A few years later, he’s a well-respected spoken-word artist, competing and performing all over the place. Listen here to our latest episode of Truth is Golden - Slamming Into Fear to learn more about Ian, what makes him tick and what poetry has brought into his life.
About the podcast: The intent behind our podcast series "Truth Is Golden" is to look at renowned creatives and their work with a critical eye. We aim to ask deep questions in order to peel back the layers of marketing, clever one-liners and sexy branding. We want to show the world what it truly takes for genuinely creative forces to find their own voice make a go of a career at it. We want to hear about the successes, the failures, the inspirational stories and the lessons gleaned from all of it. In short, we want the truth, so that we can inspire other people to fulfill their creative vision and in the process hopefully make the world a better place.