Episode 4 : Meet Scott Martin (part one), Multi-passionate Marketing Entrepreneur

Imi Barneaud
4 min readNov 2, 2018


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Today my guest is Scott Martin. Scott is an ambitiously lazy marketing guru from Canada. He shares his incredible story about growing up in a freaking cold country. He tells how he replaced going to college with real life experience in Hawaii, and how he still travels the world in search of waves and warmth. The story of his epiphany that changed his career path when he got stranded in Miami airport with only $ 80 in his pocket is well worth a listen.

As a marketing geek myself, our discussion gets a bit nerdy. We talk about his view of sustainable growth marketing, creating online communities and what I would call the holy grail : passive income. This is a must-listen if you are involved in any way with social media, building an online business or growing a sustainable community of followers or clients. If there are any digital nomads listening, this is definitely an episode to save and replay. Even if you’re not a surfer!

In fact, Scott had so many relevant things to say, I decided to split this conversation into 2 parts.

In part one, (Episode 4), we delve into Scott’s background, we discuss what it is to be ambitiously lazy, growth hacking, writing a book and his latest startup : Swellness a fitness and nutrition online program that he launched with fitness coach and surfer, Mallory Chapman.

In part two (Episode 5 — coming up on 9th November), he tells us about the year he decided to take off, with the one and only Tony Robbins (AKA « I am not your Guru » from the Netflix documentary). He explains how this personal development journey helped him pulverize the glass ceiling.

We also discuss, how, for years he’s been creating online communities through hashtags (check out what he’s doing with Surf Art on Instagram @surfartworld), domains and Facebook groups, and the importance of business models that give back to communities. We also discuss the fine art of coopetition in an online world.

I had a great time recording this episode, Scott is a fantastic storyteller and mind-blowing person to talk to.

Until next week, you can connect with Scott via his Instagram handle @scottmartin_org, through his marketing consultancy Groundswell Marketing www.groundswell.marketing and on Twitter @ScottAdamMartin

Next Monday, on November 5th, Swellness is launching a 6 week surfer strong challenge, so If you would like to join the stoke, you can sign up on www.swellness.co The coaches are simply amazing and totally committed to getting their students on the path to becoming surfer strong .

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Thank you so much Scott for being such an inspiring guest!

Until next episode, take care, have fun and enjoy the waves!




The book he picked up and that changed his perspective career-wise is Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

The Netflix documentary worth watching is I am not your Guru

Zapier is the app Scott uses to automate his posts on social media : https://zapier.com/



Imi Barneaud

My name is Imi Barneaud and I am a surfer, a mum and an entrepreneur. My podcast is a series of weekly conversations with surfers about careers.