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A Pacific Northwest Business Entrepreneurship Podcast

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"The Shades of Entrepreneurship" podcast, hosted by Gabriel Flores, MS, delves into the stories, strategies, and successes of visionary business leaders in the diverse Pacific Northwest landscape.

The Host


Gabriel Flores has over 20 years of professional experience in healthcare, real estate, and entrepreneurship. 

A Strategic Outreach Manager at Oregon Health & Science University, President of the Board of Directors for American Association of Physician Liaison, co-Founder of Latino Founders, a nonprofit organization, former owner of SLM Apparel LLC and John L. Scott real estate. 


He is the founder and CEO of Creatively Insane, host of The Shades of Entrepreneurship™ - The Podcast, and a lifetime Oregonian. 

Gabriel is the son of two indigenous migrants and a former field worker born and raised in the Willamette Valley who finds joy in exploring Oregon's hidden treasures: from Brookings to Astoria, Burns to Pendleton - there are always wonderful stories along the way. 

In addition to hosting The Shades of Entrepreneurship™, Gabriel is a member of the Oregon Democratic Health Care Caucus, an Oregon Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Latino Leadership cohort awarded winner, and founder of the Pacific Northwest Latino ERG Consortium

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership from Portland State University and a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship from Syracuse University Martin J. Whitman School of Management

He is a son, brother, husband, father, friend, and lifelong Raiders fan.

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The Testimonials

"Gabriel, host of the podcast, highlights all aspects of entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!"


"I really love the style of this podcast, it’s a healthy mix of conversation and story telling that keeps me engaged throughout the episodes. There’s also a level of seriousness mixed with laughter and comic relief. I’ve been learning from others in my area and it’s helping me feel connected to my community and I feel like I’ve gotten to know the entrepreneurs featured within the episodes. Great work!"


“Gabriel is prepared for his interviews and has a style that is easy to connect with. This show has a learning component at the start and I love how he ties this together with the guests he brings on the show. It makes for a nice mix of learning and storytelling!”


"Gabriel is a fantastic host and ask insightful questions. Whatever your field, entrepreneurs will appreciate and benefit from the topics he covers and the fascinating guests he invites on the show. Loved the variety and especially loved episode on Marketing with Brooke Chapman, exec. director of 9Boxes and ThreeBy3! Thought I new marketing bur learned tons from this episode.


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