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On Mission to Change Lives Through the Power of Entrepreneurship Fused with Faith.

Why the Mike Thakur Show?

A few years ago I had this crazy idea. What if I could use the power of entrepreneurship to create PROFIT, that would fuel my PURPOSE to help PEOPLE. I’m Mike Thakur, CEO of WorkLodge and Founder at the Gabriel Project, and I’m on a mission to change lives through entrepreneurship and sustainable social enterprise. On this podcast I’m going to share lessons I’ve learned along the way and talk with others chasing the same goals, so that together we can grow.

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In 2020, Mike received one Houston’s ‘Most Admired CEO’ awards, along with a Guinness World Record from his podcasting efforts (The Mike Thakur Show). He founded WorkLodge, a mission driven, flexible workspace provider recognized as one of the top coworking spaces in the U.S. in tandem with the Gabriel Project, a 501(c)3 that delivers meaningful impact and lasting change in self-sustaining ways.



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Host: Mike Thakur
Guest Host: Linda Thakur
Pronounced: tha-kr

Mike's Bio

Mike Thakur is one of Houston’s ‘Most Admired CEOs’ (WorkLodge), a Podcasting Guinness World Record Holder and host of ‘The Mike Thakur Show’ podcast as well as ‘TechTalk with Mike’ on YouTube.

Beginning his entrepreneurial journey in the UK as co-founder of an internet consultancy and startup incubator, he then flip-flopped his time between senior roles for a billion-dollar IT solutions provider with breaks to pursue ministry and mission related roles. 

In 2007 Mike moved his family to the U.S., spending several years in the nonprofit world before joining The Guidry Group, a boutique private security firm affectionately nicknamed the ‘Secret Service for Billionaires’, that specialized in kidnap, ransom and extortion cases, growing into Chief Operating Officer during his time there. 

He believes that entrepreneurship, fused with faith is the fundamental vehicle for bringing sustainable change to society’s biggest humanitarian issues both at home and abroad. With a lifetime of work in ministry and a deep passion for both business and service, he created WorkLodge as a social enterprise on a mission to change lives along with the Gabriel Project, a 501(c)3 that’s solely funded by WorkLodge to bring hope to the hopeless, through self-sustaining one off projects.  

When he’s not inspiring his team and clients to ‘Be Amazing,’ you’ll find him communicating his message on YouTube and everywhere Podcasts play. 

Mike is involved with several faith-based 501(c)(3) organizations committed to helping those who can’t help themselves and currently resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Linda, and three children, Troy, Chloe and Zak. 

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