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Discover Your Talent, Do What You Love Podcast by Don Hutcheson

Discover Your Talent, Do What You Love Podcast

by Don Hutcheson

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What do highly successful people actually do to succeed? For 35 years as entrepreneur, inventor, author and coach, Don Hutcheson has experienced and studied the proven career-building strategies that people around the world have used for literally decades to create lives of success, satisfaction and freedom. Monday through Thursday he interviews individuals from every career category and profession of every age and background. They share their real-world experiences and insights—what worked, what didn’t, and why—and any advice they might offer to help you jump-start your life and career to the next level. Every Friday Don chats with top experts in the fields of education, careers, life planning and personal development who offer tools and ideas for every stage of your journey—students, early career, mid-career, late career, pre-retirement and retirement. Get a summary of each interview here: DiscoverYourTalentPodcast.com. Interview Don on your podcast, radio show or other media: don@DYTpodcast.com.


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481: Step 1 - Be Honest With Yourself


Wed, Mar 22, 2017


Mary Hyatt was like millions of others, struggling with her weight and juggling prescription medications. Even switching to organic, locally grown foods did not solve her health issues. It was time she got brutally honest with herself and found a long-term solution. Mary believes every person has the ability to create the life that they love. She is on a quest to live a life full of gratitude, joy, authenticity and abundance in body, mind and soul.



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480: Keep Them Coming Back! with Rob Skrob


Mon, Mar 20, 2017


Rob Skrob quickly saw life as a CPA was not for him, even though it offered the job security his parents wanted for him. Still, he had to support himself, so he took a job as a bookkeeper. Little did he imagine that this job would open up a whole new world that he didn’t even know existed. The company’s owner taught him a new way to view customers and clients, and Rob built a career on those principles. Today he helps clients understand how to find and retain members and subscribers by learning what their customers need and want.



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479: Expert: Facing Your Fears Will Propel Your Business to the Next Level, with Jessica Olmon


Fri, Mar 17, 2017


Jessica Olmon offers expert insights into why facing your fears will propel your business to the next level. A business attorney, she founded Vero Law Group as a garage home business in 2011 and grew it to a Santa Monica ocean-view operation, servicing over 400 clients. Her passion is to help entrepreneurs find success and freedom through their business and she does this through her law firm, as a mentor and through her entrepreneur success program, Course Corrected.



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478: Turning a Physical Challenge into a Source of Strength


Wed, Mar 15, 2017


Kristina Rhoades learned early in life that her wheelchair did not have to hold her back. The spinal cord injury sustained in her infancy challenged her to discover her gifts and share them as coach, mom, leader and advocate. “We aren't told enough, by people we believe, that we can follow our passions, that we can have a career that blends with life, and we can do things that we love. It’s so important, and it’s something we need to model for our children.”



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477: Awakening Your Strong, Caring Warrior


Mon, Mar 13, 2017


TJ Jones’ wife took his face in her hands, tears in her eyes. "You are so unhappy! You aren't yourself anymore."  Then she said the four words that knocked him for a loop: “Be who you are!” TJ recalls, “Frankly, that led me to jumping off the high dive and changing my life.” TJ recently published "The Caring Warrior: Awaken your Power to Lead, Influence, and Inspire." He believes that each of us can awaken an inner, caring and strong warrior who brings our best self to life and to work.  

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476: How to Balance Being CEO and Parent, with Kim Lim


Fri, Mar 10, 2017


Kim Lim is a bio-medical CEO, mother of two and best-selling author. Kim knows firsthand the struggle of balancing the role of boss and mom. But what she didn't expect is that the same skills she uses in the boardroom can also be used to wrangle her two boys at home. “You can find a balance between work and home life. Being a working parent—especially doing it solo—means double the responsibilities, but you can achieve harmony and success.”



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475: Trusting Her Own Resourcefulness


Wed, Mar 08, 2017


Anna Balkan tediously unraveled her sweater, using the yarn to knit a new one. But she learned both resourcefulness and creativity. Leaving the Ukraine behind, Leaving the Ukraine behind and moving to the United States, she eventually built a thriving career at Accenture.  But she also held onto her artistic side. Now, she’s well into a new frontier. Anna started Anna Balkan Jewelry, then opened Anna Balkan Design Jewelry Gallery in 2010.  She is personally committed to giving back to her local community through her hiring and business practices.



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474: Transformed by a Moment's Decision


Mon, Mar 06, 2017


Terry Gremaux learned a strong work ethic from his parents, as he demonstrated in his years working as an underground gold miner. But a life changing event and the guidance of mentors, set him on a path no one in his family even understood. Today Terry is an entrepreneurial leader who trains business owners worldwide how to use free social media strategies to grow their businesses.



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473: Expert: Letting Go or Holding On, with Lauren McLaughlin


Fri, Mar 03, 2017


Lauren McLaughlin has had a long, varied career which led her to love and learn about people and what makes them do what they do. “Often around age 40, people recognize they are not happy and take responsibility for their dissatisfaction. They decide to let go of their excuses and to stop blaming others. Letting go is difficult, but holding on is what hurts.”



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472: Taking a Risk to Be a Great Dad


Wed, Mar 01, 2017


Joshua Latimer threw in the towel when none of the side gigs he tried worked out. He went down a traditional career path: banking. He was very driven and focused, and so he succeeded. But he was far from happy building someone else’s dream. He wanted his children to see that if you attempt to do things, it's going to be okay. If you try to influence the world and live a better life than average, you can do it. That would require he take a big risk.



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471: Every Person Has a Story to Tell


Mon, Feb 27, 2017


Lisa Bloom, as the daughter of an Irish storyteller, had the gift of gab, but she knew the taboo topics in Ireland: money, religion and sex. Then, she settled in Israel, and that was all they talked about! But it was in a U.S. government job that she learned the true power of storytelling and how people are so motivated by their inner stories. Lisa is a professional Storyteller, accredited coach, author, mentor and leadership expert. She is also the author of "Cinderella and the Coach-the Power of Storytelling for Coaching Success!" and the creator of “Stories That Sell & Certified Story Coach Programs.”



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470: EXPERT: How to Speak with Confidence, Credibility and Conviction, with Cynthia Zhai


Fri, Feb 24, 2017


Cynthia Zhai is a voice coach, speaker, trainer, and author of the book "Influence through Voice." She helps top executives from global corporations and the government to speak with confidence, credibility and conviction. She inspires people to embrace change and take action. Her experience, professionalism and effectiveness bring tangible results for clients, both in the way they project an influential, convincing voice, and in leading teams and negotiating with customers. Her clients from 36 countries over five continents include the Singapore Tourism Board, Barclay’s Bank, and Google. 



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469: Rebuilding on Gratitude and Humility


Thu, Feb 23, 2017


Seth Buechley experienced towering success in building a cellular network. He saw the upside, then the downside, of ambition. His Golden Touch became a reverse Midas Touch for a while. He tells how gratitude and humility turned him around. His perspective, which began in a commune in the woods and led him to financial success, shines through his insights into the advantages and disadvantages of ambition. He illustrates the essential value of gratitude in leadership with lasting impact. 



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468: A Psychic Gift to Help Women


Wed, Feb 22, 2017


Diana Dorell sometimes would blurt out a vision or premonition she’d had when she was with friends growing up. “They looked at me like I had three heads, so I learned to lock it down.” Finally she came to understand that she had to start listening to herself and not worry what others thought. As a third-generation medicine woman, healer and coach she helps her clients release negative self-talk, trust their intuition and find love and confidence again, starting within themselves. She is a co-author of “The Dating Mirror: Trust Again, Love Again” on Amazon. 



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467: Losing Everything Means Nothing


Tue, Feb 21, 2017


Erik Newton surfed through a mischievous youth, feeling truly alive. Then, adulthood and responsibility happened. Remembering a teacher who had urged him to reach out and create what he wanted in life, he found himself at a major turning point. Leaving his divorce-focused law practice behind, he still believed in love. Today, he has a unique, real-world comprehension of what makes one marriage thrive and another fall apart. Ultimately, his calling to help couples build healthy relationships superseded his legal career, and he is now podcasting and publishing an online magazine about relationships.



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466: Discovering Her Superpower


Mon, Feb 20, 2017


Lori Saitz recalls how her teachers would write on her report cards, “Lori is a very bright student but she needs to learn to speak up more in class." She finally took those words to heart and faced her shyness head-on. In the process, she discovered her superpower. Through Zen Rabbit Baking Company, she introduced the Gratitude Cookie to help clients say thank you to customers, strengthen relationships and increase their lifetime value. Today, she’s The Quiet Girls’ Guide, helping women who are terrified to walk into a room full of people they don’t know, become comfortable starting conversations with strangers.



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465: The Underdog Curse, with Don McDonald, PhD


Fri, Feb 17, 2017


Dr. Don McDonald has spent 17 years in the health and wellness industry as a chiropractor. It was from his position at the adjusting table that he noticed a common frustration developing into a major stressor in the lives of many patients. He identified it as ‘the Underdog Curse,’ and is chiropractic patients seemed unable to break out of it. It stopped people from living their best lives, and often stripped them of true happiness. Dr. Don is now a life coach and motivational speaker who dedicates his time to empowering people with the new, inspiring information regarding success, health, and his first love, neurology.



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464: Adopting the Dream and Giving Back


Thu, Feb 16, 2017


Connor Cranston didn’t fully understand what it meant when he learned he and his twin brother were being adopted. “In Vietnam we’d heard of the American Dream, but little did we know we were in for a wild ride!” He calls himself “a miracle child,” and loves teaching, educating, and speaking to people. He started out his entrepreneur journey at age 12, selling things in his school, at garage sales, and online. At 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps to get girls. Now he speaks and trains business people and individuals all over the globe. He owns and operates three businesses.



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463: Bringing Humor for Health Care


Wed, Feb 15, 2017


Maia Aziz’’s parents were asking her “where do you want to do volunteer work this summer,” while her friends were off doing kids’ things. “It was just what they expected of me,” she recalls. “I didn't know how to exist without that core value of the importance of helping others.” Today she is a Certified Humor Professional (CHP) and contributing writer to The Positive Psychology People. She hosts a weekly talk radio show, Morning Moments with Maia… Conversations of Love and Laughter, where she shares heartfelt and often hilarious conversations about love, laughter, leadership and life.



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462: Marine Finds Deep Strength in Adversity


Tue, Feb 14, 2017


Justin Constantine survived a gunshot wound to the head while serving as a Marine in Iraq. For his entire life he had been a focused and highly motivated individual. Returning home, he developed an even deeper understanding of adversity. How he is dealing with these new challenges is impacting thousands of his fellow veterans and the companies that want to help them. Justin is an attorney, inspirational speaker and author, and an expert in leadership, overcoming adversity and Veteran employment.



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461: A Lawyer's Dramatic Mindset Shift


Mon, Feb 13, 2017


Jessica Olmon felt trapped in a prestigious law firm she had methodically pursued at the beginning of her career. From the outside, it looked like the perfect situation—great pay, brilliant colleagues, an office with a beautiful view —but after five years she knew something was missing. She knew she needed a dramatic change in her mindset. Today, her passion is to help entrepreneurs find success and freedom through their business, and she does this through her law firm as a mentor, and through her entrepreneur success program, Course Corrected.



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460: EXPERT: Your Personality Can Be a Clue to a Job That Will Make You Happy, with Sarah E. Brown


Fri, Feb 10, 2017


Sarah E. Brown, former managing partner of Accenture, explains how your personality can be a clue to finding a job that will make you happy. Using her expertise and a respected personality assessment, she creates an individualized “Book of You” for her clients, which can be like having a career and life coach in a book. Sarah has had several careers, all of which she says took her full circle to what she originally set out to do right out of college: teaching; writing; and researching. Along the way, she has learned what she believes makes for a happy, successful work experience. 



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459: Loving Life by Loving Our Food


Thu, Feb 09, 2017


Malcolm Saunders tried an idealistic, teenage flirtation with vegetarianism. It involved little more than dropping the meat from his meat, potatoes and junk food diet. Today he has a whole new relationship with food—and with all of life. With nearly 20 years in food and nutrition, he is the owner of The Light Cellar. An intuitive chef specializing in the alchemy of superfoods and super herbs, his desire is to inspire others to live and eat from a space that honors the sacredness of all life, illuminating the power our food choices have on ourselves, other beings, and the planet we live on.    



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458: A Career of Constant Learning


Wed, Feb 08, 2017


Lauren McLaughlin was delighted to take six years off to be a full-time mom. But as soon as her son went to school, Lauren plunged back into a career. So far, it spans public relations for the Red Cross, newspaper publishing, politics, real estate, and now a ministry. She's a writer, speaker, teacher, retreat coordinator, keynote speaker, counselor, ordained Unity minister and professional student. Lauren is always seeking to learn about people and new ideas.



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457: Valuing Mentors and Coaches


Tue, Feb 07, 2017


Justin Deese performed just well enough in academics to be allowed to participate in the sports he loved. But one coach, in particular, opened the door to personal growth and development. Years later, it was no surprise when he stepped into a coaching role in other people’s lives. Today, he is a highly sought-after business strategist, visionary, and lifelong entrepreneur. He simultaneously built three flourishing in-home service companies in multiple states and is an expert at helping fellow business owners structure and manage their companies for maximum profitability.



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456: Harvesting Her Napa Valley Roots


Mon, Feb 06, 2017


Ann Reynolds endured fruitless job interview after interview, new teaching credentials in hand. A native of California’s Napa Valley, she gave her surroundings a second look. Little did she know what a temporary harvest season job at a winery would bring. Today, she has more than 20 years in the wine industry. Her experiences include wine retail and wine making. Since 1989 she has poured wine in tasting rooms, run a winery laboratory, worked in winery cellars, and assembled entire winery compliance systems at several Napa wineries. In 2006, she began offering courses in winery compliance.



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455: EXPERT: Why People Get Stuck at Career Crossroads, with Alison Cardy


Fri, Feb 03, 2017


Alison Cardy, author of “Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career,” is a certified career coach who has guided hundreds of people at career crossroads to find innovative and functional career solutions. Both realistic and optimistic, Alison encourages people to get clarity by self-analysis, but just as important, by taking action. In this interview, she shares why people get stuck at crossroads and recommends steps to get unstuck. Alison’s work has been featured on Monster, Forbes, LearnVest, the Huffington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.



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454: Attitude Change: From Underdog to Top Dog


Thu, Feb 02, 2017


Don McDonald had grown so accustomed to being an underdog on his basketball team that he didn’t know how to cope when a transfer to a new team made him a top dog. The idea that people expected him to always succeed was more stress than he could handle. He began to sabotage his own sports career. Dr. Don has spent 17 years in the health and wellness industry as a chiropractor. He is now a life coach and motivational speaker who dedicates his time to empowering people with the new, inspiring information regarding success, health and his first love, neurology. He is also the author of “The Underdog Curse.”



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453: A Career Coach for Millennial Success


Wed, Feb 01, 2017


Ivy LaClair always thought of herself as a shy person, but when she joined her college Student Activities Council, she quickly had to learn how to put herself “out there.” A couple of years later she became president of the Council and had “a goosebump moment” when she realized who she had become. Co-founder of the personal development company, Motivational Millennial, Ivy is an expert on change, transformation and millennial success. She is co-host of the Motivational Millennial Podcast, a seasoned facilitator, and author of the personal transformation guide, "Motivating Your Millennial Mind."



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452: A Vision and a Podcast for Veterans


Tue, Jan 31, 2017


Jeremy Paris’ teenage rebellion might have led him into a surly adulthood, as just another guy with a chip on his shoulder. But a high school teacher saw beyond his “in-your-face” art project and praised his originality and courage. That changed Jeremy from that point forward. After a career in the military and as a defense contractor, he started the Veteran Resource Podcast to inform veterans about the many organizations, programs and opportunities available to veterans and their family members. 



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451: Channeling Outrage, She Empowers Women


Mon, Jan 30, 2017


Ellen Antonelli was at a ballet with her parents at the age of 10 and witnessed a dance that portrayed inexplicable violence against women. It both angered and puzzled her. Her mother could not answer her questions about what she felt. In hindsight, she realizes how this moment has driven her career and passion for more than a quarter of a century. Her life’s work has been about empowering students and women and speaking out against violence and oppression.



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450: Expert: Marketing Isn't Everything. It's the Only Thing, with Brian Kurtz


Fri, Jan 27, 2017


Brian Kurtz, a serial direct marketer for the past 35+ years, says he never met a medium he didn't like. He spent the first 34 years of his career helping Boardroom Inc. become a state-of-the-art direct marketing and publishing company and is now sharing and teaching all he learned doing that. His expert message today: Marketing isn’t everything. It’s the ONLY thing.



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449: His New Vision: A Day Without Barriers


Thu, Jan 26, 2017


Tanner Gers thought his life was over when he lost his eyesight at 21. Then, he discovered a game changer–where there were no disadvantages, where everybody was on an even playing field. His sight did not return, but he regained a vision and enthusiasm for life. 



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448: A Better Way: A Brand with a Cause


Wed, Jan 25, 2017


Katie Allen was delighted to be a broadcast journalist, with visions of hosting Good Morning America one day. She noticed her health was suffering. And at 25, her hair started to fall out. “I couldn't sacrifice my health for a job, even though I loved it.” Today she leads viaONEHOPE, a business and a community of more than 1,200 cause entrepreneurs. A brand with a mission to celebrate and serve the world through thoughtfully crafted products, the work at viaONEHOPE makes a measurable impact for specific charitable causes



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447: Career-Ender Becomes a Door- Opener


Tue, Jan 24, 2017


Tim Collins stood before an eager London audience, awaiting his presentation. Suddenly, he was shaking, sweating profusely. He thought he was having a heart attack. Only later did he learn he was having his first full-blown panic attack. What could have been a career-ender, however, opened the door to a new life of service.



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446: A Career in Problem Solving


Mon, Jan 23, 2017


Kim Lim’s parents wanted the best for her. They were sure that meant becoming a doctor. Kim chose another career path that uses her talent for science and education as a bio-engineer to improve and save lives. The founder and CEO of Ultimate Laboratory, a quality control lab for medicines, therapeutics, medical devices and other medical products, Kim balances work life and being the mother of two, as well as being the best-selling author of “Inoculate Your Biotech: Protecting and Boosting Your Product-to-Market Process.” She also finds time to help other parents create a successful work-life balance.



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445: EXPERT-Success by Third Grade, with Mark Halpert


Fri, Jan 20, 2017


Mark Halpert and his wife Mira are helping children achieve success in reading and learning by 3rd grade, or sooner. “We work with the 65% who don’t learn the way they are being taught. We call them ‘GOLD students’ because they are Gifted, Operating with a Learning Difference. That’s a concept totally different from labeling them dyslexic or learning disabled.”



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444: Sharing Wisdom and Success from Two Cultures


Thu, Jan 19, 2017


Ron Malhotra immigrated from India to Australia as a 13-year-old. He quickly identified with the local Western culture more than with his own. He was fascinated by money, and his first job was at a bank. He soon realized he was more interested in people than selling financial services. This launched him on a journey of self-discovery. He founded 'The Successful Male,” a global movement specializing in the holistic development of men and focusing on areas traditionally neglected by the educational system and the workplace. A thought leader, entrepreneur, speaker and coach, he is also an award-winning wealth planner, leadership trainer, radio host and a #1 best-selling author.



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443: Conquering Language, Culture and Fear


Wed, Jan 18, 2017


Ariane Tavakol will never forget the sound of the Iraqi bombs falling near her childhood home in Tehran, Iran. Moving to Paris with her mother at age seven, she adapted to the culture shock. Later, at 19, she decided to face another migration, alone this time. “It's really up to us to adapt to the mysteries of life by diving into each new day and turning its twists and turns into an unforgettable experience.”



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442: Jazz Passion Lifts Him Through Life


Tue, Jan 17, 2017


Frank Gibson’s first and lifelong passion was jazz music. He played it through high school, a college music scholarship and after. “I love music, but not the business of music.” How would he navigate the business world and still follow his passion? How would his passion play out over time? Now in his fourth career, Dr. Gibson declares, “I’ve never done anything better in my life than what I’m doing right now.” 



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441: Are You on Your OWN Career Path?


Mon, Jan 16, 2017


Alison Cardy could see that her mother’s career change from teaching to accounting had been perfect for her, but Alison was just going through the motions at her own accounting job. “I knew it wasn't the right path for me, but I struggled for a couple of years.” Then, volunteering for a crisis and suicide hotline changed her life. Today, she is the author of “Career Grease: How to Get Unstuck and Pivot Your Career.” As a career coach, she has guided hundreds of people to innovative and functional career solutions.



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440: LinkedIn and Personal Branding, with Gregg Burkhalter


Fri, Jan 13, 2017


Gregg Burkhalter, “The LinkedIn Guy," is a recognized authority on LinkedIn.com and personal and professional branding. He offers proven tips on how to develop a powerful LinkedIn profile and professional brand, and how to avoid the pitfalls of newbies on the influential site. He warns about the line you should never cross over. Gregg’s “3-D” approach to creating a winning strategy will help you rise above the competition.



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439: A Profitable Business Good for Schools


Thu, Jan 12, 2017


Jeremy Barnhart experienced a successful career in finance, but he worked long hours and travelled extensively. Frankly, he wasn’t passionate about the work. He “retired” and started a company for something he cared about–assisting schools in fundraising. Now Jeremy has time to coach his 3 sons’ basketball, football and baseball teams. He is a co-owner and vice president of franchise development at Apex Fun Run, a healthy and safe alternative to school fundraising. The company partners with schools to raise funds for campus needs. The concept incorporates a two-week character building and leadership program for students that culminates with a student “run” to raise donations for schools. His company has also opened the door for 80 franchisees in 21 states.



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438: Career Wisdom, with a Dash of Dr. Seuss


Wed, Jan 11, 2017


Sarah E. Brown loves working on big, historic projects and doing things that haven’t been done before. Her career, spanning three major corporations during times of decisive change, gave her opportunities to do just that. Today she is putting that expertise to work to help individuals navigate change in their careers and relationships. She combines her research and analytical skills with her life experiences—and a dose of Dr. Seuss—to create personalized wisdom and memorable insights for her clients.



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437: Maxing Out His "Immigrant Edge"


Tue, Jan 10, 2017


Bedros Keuilian, the son of an Armenian political refugee, was an angry outsider with a chip on his shoulder. Fed up with his disruptive behavior, a high school teacher grabbed him by the collar and slammed him against a wall. She shouted something at him that turned his life around. Determined to prove her wrong, he learned to reframe his adversities as dumbbells, and use them to build emotional and mental muscles.



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436: U.S. Army Major General Linda L. Singh: Facing Adversity, Conquering Fear


Mon, Jan 09, 2017


Linda Singh was thrown out of her home at 16, through no fault of her own. A high school dropout, working at a pretzel shop to survive, a display table in the mall for the U.S. Army caught her eye. That led to a conversation that changed the trajectory of her life. She became a Major General in the Army and now is helping people of all ages discover their inner strengths, passions and talents and match them to careers that will make them happy.



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435: Why Telling Your 0wn Story Is So Vital in Today's Marketplace, with Debby Stone


Fri, Jan 06, 2017


Debby Stone, after 16 years practicing law, is an executive coach and keynote speaker. The author of "The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career," she contends you have about 20 seconds to capture a listener’s attention and begin a conversation about the brand that is you. “In a Twitter, soundbite world, attention spans are short. Telling your story and doing it in a confident, authentic and graceful way is the key difference



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434: A Quest to Share the Way Out ... and Up


Thu, Jan 05, 2017


Justin Stenstrom can still feel the panic attack that seized him in high school years ago. His determined quest since then for wholeness and success prepared him to help others find a way out…and up. A nationally-acclaimed life coach, author, entrepreneur, and speaker, he is the founder of EliteManMagazine.com and the host of the Elite Man Podcast on iTunes.



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433: From School Drop-out to Business Coach


Wed, Jan 04, 2017


Cassie Howard was never a fan of school, so she convinced her mom to let her drop out in 10th grade to start her own business. But she also knew she loved to teach. How could a high school drop-out and entrepreneur make that dream come true? Drawing on her successes as a female serial entrepreneur, she found a way, and she’s helping other women reach dreams of their own.



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432: His Instincts Led Him to a Bad Rhino


Tue, Jan 03, 2017


Marty McDonald’s future business partner came into his office a few years ago and said, “I’m tired of doing this. I have an idea and want to start a new business.” Marty was intrigued. He told him, "If you come up with a really cool name, I'm in." Bad Rhino was the winning name. Social media and digital marketing is its game. Marty explains how launching the successful full service agency was largely the result of trusting his instincts.



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431: Confessions of a Boss Mom


Mon, Jan 02, 2017


Dana Malstaff credits three parents—a mom, a dad and a stepdad—for nurturing the skills she uses today to help other moms find a balance between parenting and their entrepreneurial careers. The author of "Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro", and “Confessions of a Boss Mom: A Guide to Knowing You Are Not Alone”, she serves women who yearn for more time and less guilt when in building their business and raising their family, by providing the tools they need to get more out of their content and business, without sacrificing their family goals.



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Encore: A 7-Year-Old’s Love of Animals Thrives Today as Her Gentle Barn Foundation


Mon, Jan 02, 2017


Ellie Laks couldn’t sit still for the service at her family’s Orthodox Jewish temple. As a five-year-old, it felt like torture to her. Faking a trip to the restroom, she slipped out the temple door. Suddenly, she was covered head to toe in Monarch butterflies. At seven, she defiantly told her parents, “You’ll see! When I grow up I’ll have a huge place full of animals! And I’ll show the world how beautiful they are!” Today she cares for hundreds of unwanted animals at her childhood dream, The Gentle Barn.



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Encore: Facing Your Dragon, Facing Your Fears, with Brad Axelrad


Fri, Dec 30, 2016


Expert Brad Axelrad sees fears as a dragon. “Facing your dragon is understanding how to find, face and ride your dragon; very simply, it’s about how to train your dragon. My approach is based on the quote, ‘The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.’ Our greatest fear is possibly our greatest gift and our money-maker. I challenge folks to look at what they're most afraid of.” Based in Costa Rica, Brad is a consultant, speaker and spiritual adventure tour facilitator. He supports coaches and consultants to leverage their fear, freeing them to create the lifestyle they desire.



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Encore: Journey from Musician to Lawyer to a Coach for Lawyers, with Nora Riva Bergman


Thu, Dec 29, 2016


Nora Riva Bergman's career journey takes her from musician to lawyer to bar association executive director to a coach for lawyers. “Ampersands” is her term for life passages and turning points. Death of the “Auntie Mame” figure in her life jolted her to rethink her relationship to the law profession. As a practice advisor at Atticus, Nora founded Real Life Practice, teaching attorneys work-life balance and how to gain self-knowledge, to help lawyers become better lawyers, and better people. Self-knowledge is key, she tells her clients.



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Encore: An NBA Snub Leads to a 10-Year International Career and ESPN-Disney, with Eric Dailey


Wed, Dec 28, 2016


Eric Dailey, founder of Dailey Training, was a professional basketball player, a stand-out on major teams in Europe, Asia and South America. Without an agent he successfully negotiated contracts, managed travel arrangements and conducted try-outs. While playing for Real Madrid in Spain—a top tier team in Europe—Eric learned he could negotiate better for his own best interests than an agent in the U.S.  Building relationships with general managers globally, he learned the intricacies of corporate business. Eric is now president of two international companies, Dailey Training International (basketball) and Global Cup World Championships (youth basketball).



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Encore: From Knowing Her Dreaming to Making It Her Own


Tue, Dec 27, 2016


Melissa Cohen, LCSW, wrote the bestselling Parent Knowledgy, a simple guide to surviving your teen. She is dedicated to helping individuals find their own identity while managing their need for independence. Whether it is anxiety, conflict resolution, communication, self-esteem or managing expectations, Melissa tailors her approach to each unique situation. "I think it takes a long time to build up (the) courage, to move forward with what we want. I had found what I loved to do earlier in life, I just hadn't found a way to make it my own. It took all these years to do that.”



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Encore 2016: To Find Our Purpose, We Must Get Out of Our Own Way, with Ashley Cooper


Mon, Dec 26, 2016


Ashley Cooper underwent intense bullying as a child. The depression that followed left her virtually without hope. At 25, halfway around the world in Thailand, she questioned her own sanity as she began a 21-day vow of silence. Today, she is on a "soul mission" to helping others see their divine nature and understand that anything is possible, if they just believe. A yoga instructor, mindfulness coach, she’s the founder of The 6A Method from Pain to Power™ and co-founder of ABC Charity™- a global art project based on kids helping kids.



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430: EXPERT:How to Unlock Your Body's Self-Healing Mechanism, with Otakara Klettke


Fri, Dec 23, 2016


Otakara Klettke learned to listen to her body and nurture her health as she grew from being a sickly child to a personal fitness trainer, adventurer, TV reporter and mom. In her book, “Hear Your Body Whisper,” Otakara tells how to unlock your body’s self-healing mechanism.  More than ever, she contends, it’s crucial we learn how to bring our human consciousness and awareness to the task of keeping ourselves healthy. The body has its own, natural self-healing mechanism and we can listen to it and even learn to guide it.



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429: Surviving and Thriving After '08 Crash


Thu, Dec 22, 2016


Stephen Christopher’s fortunes after the crash of 2008 were lower than he’d ever imagined—just short of living on the streets and going without food. So, when he urges aspiring entrepreneurs to set aside fear—and asks the question, “What’s the worst that could happen?”—they know he is speaking from experience. Far from being disillusioned and defeated, he is helping people grow their businesses, through his firm, Seequs Digital Marketing, and his podcast, Business Revolution



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428: Google Search Starts a Writing Career, with Laura Pennington


Wed, Dec 21, 2016


Laura Pennington's only half joking that her new career started with the Google search: How to become a freelance writer.” Professors in college had nurtured her writing, even though she wasn’t in a writing field. As she queried Google, she thought, “Well, at least I’m not a BAD writer.” Today, with a full roster of writing gigs, she’s helping other aspiring writers craft a freelance lifestyle that suits them.



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427: A Career of Finding Common Ground, with Kwame Christian


Tue, Dec 20, 2016


Kwame Christian was offering free seminars on negotiation strategies as a sideline to get clients for his law firm. He noticed he was loving it more than anything he was getting paid to do. Then it hit him: I could be doing this for a living!”



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426: Her Mother's Struggles Shaped Her Career


Mon, Dec 19, 2016


Dr. Lori Shemek counseled clients struggling with health and lifestyle issues for years. Repeatedly, she saw how simple changes could alter the dynamics of a whole family for the better. In her late 30s, she began imagining: How powerful would it be to marry psychological insights with nutritional wisdom? Today she is the best-selling author of “How To Fight FATflammation!” and “Fire-Up Your Fat Burn!” She has made it her mission to help clients lose weight and educate the public on the toxic effects of certain foods and lifestyle choices. The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the top 16 health and nutrition experts alongside such names as Dr. Oz.



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425: Expert Interview: Two Main Reasons People Fail to Influence Others, with Dirk Van Loon


Fri, Dec 16, 2016


Dirk Van Loon cites two main reasons people fail to exert influence. Drawing on his leadership experiences in companies such as Nike, Atlas Copco, Bare International, he offers six factors crucial to gaining influence and exercising it effectively. The Belgium-based entrepreneur, coach, and transformation expert and his team have guided and supported countless individuals and organizations through the challenges posed by ever-growing global competition and the increasing pressure to perform. His expertise lies in multiple fields, including conflict resolution and transition management.



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424: A Crash Course in Career Change


Thu, Dec 15, 2016


Dan Sheedy died twice in one day 20 years ago. The first time was when his vehicle was hit from the side; then again in the E.R. Resuscitated twice and recovering miraculously, he returned to his job as a hedge fund manager. But he also began to consider some dramatic changes.



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423: She Talks to the Bees and People Listen


Wed, Dec 14, 2016


Aim?e Lissantheia talks to the bees, and says they listen to her. “We had this lovely conversation,” she recalls, talking about a chat at a caf? with a honey bee that nestled between her fingers. An odd story, perhaps—and an unlikely relationship—but one that led to an award-winning children’s book about a bee’s-eye view of the natural world entitled, “The Amazing Adventures of Melissa Bee.” 



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422: Happiness: There's a Science to It


Tue, Dec 13, 2016


Scott Wilhite was in a corporate job he hated, with a mindset he called “grumpaholic.” Feeling miserable, he ran a fantasy jackpot scenario in his head, and asked himself, “If I win the Powerball and $32 million, what will I do?” After quickly imagining his first seven days as a millionaire, he began to suspect lack of money was not his problem. He set out to discover what was missing. Scott has since created the Feed Your Happy app, authored a mindset course on the 7 Core Skills of Everyday Happiness, and founded nCOURAGE.LIFE.



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421: Embrace Your Unique Learning Style


Mon, Dec 12, 2016


Mira Halpert saw her daughter’s passion for becoming a teacher at a young age. When the school said her daughter was not college material, Mira was heartbroken. But it also turned Mira into a “mom on a mission” and spurred her husband to leave his corporate job. They now have helped more than 2,000 students and are working to help thousands more.



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420: EXPERT: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life, with Craig Ballantyne


Fri, Dec 09, 2016


Craig Ballantyne helps people get more done, make more money, and still get home on time for dinner. He offers five templates for creating rules of life that can be personalized by each individual. They act like the operating system for our lives. His templates are built on a foundation of Five Pillars of Success, which encompass time-tested principles such as planning and preparation, professional accountability, positive social support, a meaningful incentive, and a "Big Deadline." A co-owner of EarlyToRise.com, he is also the creator of the home workout system, Turbulence Training.



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419: Finding Authentic Self-Confidence


Thu, Dec 08, 2016


Brad Finkeldei was a smart guy who figured out early in life how to use his intelligence to get things done. But by the time he thought he should be enjoying his accomplishments, he realized he just wasn’t happy. Could he learn to slow down and understand the meaning of “be present? Soon, he left a lucrative $90,000 a year job in the tech industry to pursue his passion of helping others.



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418: You Don't Have to Be Perfect to Be Happy, with Otakara Klettke


Wed, Dec 07, 2016


Otakara Klettke was born in Czech Republic and very sickly from an early age. Because of that, she spent more time reading great literature in her mother's library and visiting doctors than playing with children her own age. Now she lives on a ranch in the mountains of Oregon and travels every chance she gets.  If it wasn't the doctors who turned around her life, what did she know that they did not?



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417: Finding Meaningful, Creative Careers, with Mac Prichard


Tue, Dec 06, 2016


Mac Prichard was disillusioned with college. Carrying a mediocre grade point average, he was about to drop out after his sophomore year. Although he barely knew his academic advisor, he decided to have a talk with him before reaching a decision. “He was a nice enough guy, and he made some suggestions I decided to follow.” Mac recalls. “He probably does not recall that conversation. But for me it was life changing.” Today, Mac is the publisher of Mac’s List, an online community for people looking for rewarding careers, doing creative and meaningful work, with 80,000 visitors each month.



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416: Break a Challenge into Small Bites


Mon, Dec 05, 2016


Debbie Lazinsky’s doctor asked her, “Do you realize you weigh 318 pounds?” A question flashed across her brain: “How am I going to lose 200 pounds? I can't wrap my brain around losing what much!”  Just the same, Debbie began to lose–five pounds at a time. And now she maintains her weight-loss naturally. Debbie specializes in giving practical advice to busy women on eating real food and lose weight permanently. Her before and after photos were featured in the January 2014 issue of People magazine.



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415: Expert: Why Live Events Matter, with Cole Hatter


Fri, Dec 02, 2016


Cole Hatter believes live events matter in creating thriving businesses and strong relationships. An entrepreneur, investor, author and acclaimed speaker, his Thrive: Make Money Matter annual conference teaches entrepreneurs how to dominate in business and in life while making the world a better place. His greatest passion is providing a platform to educate and empower entrepreneurs to live their lives and run their companies in a way that makes a measurable difference in the world.



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414: Corporate Refugee Knew It Was Time to Go


Thu, Dec 01, 2016


Douglas Heikkinen was in the hyper-driven financial world of the 1980s, in its heyday, with a powerful mentor who demanded his best. He loved it. But after 13 years, changes in the firm—and in himself—he knew the time had come for him to move on. The firm had become too corporate for his liking. An uncertain world of high risk and potentially great reward lay before him. He was thinking like an entrepreneur.



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413: Being an Interested Listener Opens Doors


Wed, Nov 30, 2016


Sharon Livingston’s focus group of moms was discussing a popular sugary kids’ drink and a healthier alternative as part of a research study. But then the tears came as moms expressed deep feelings. It was not a typical focus group, and certainly not a typical moderator. From an early age, “Dr. Sharon” learned how to help people open up. She built on those childhood insights through undergraduate and post-graduate studies in psychology, and has interviewed over 62,000 people.



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412: From Career Crash to "The LinkedIn Guy"


Tue, Nov 29, 2016


Gregg Burkhalter’s career in radio broadcasting, music marketing and distribution suddenly came to an end. There he was with no job, no brand, no network, not even a social media presence.  Could he possibly build new relationships online the way he made friends in person? Could he possibly build relationships On LinkedIn the way he made them in person and become The LinkedIn Guy? He had to try.



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411: Finding Off-the-Charts Love in Midlife


Mon, Nov 28, 2016


Sandy Weiner felt coaching totally suited her nature, but the exhilaration she felt in much of her life did not extend to her dating relationships. To her surprise, helping her divorced friends polish their profiles for dating apps and websites led her to use her talents in a brand new way. As founder of Last First Date, she devotes herself to helping women over 40 achieve healthy, off-the-charts love.



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410: Expert: Good Parents Worry, Great Parents Plan, with Laura Meier


Fri, Nov 25, 2016


Laura K. Meier, Esq. is a family trust attorney, best-selling author, and mother of four. Her mission is to help every mom and dad in America protect their children through a proper family estate plan. Laura is the author of the #1 best-seller “Good Parents Worry, Great Parents Plan,” a guide for parents that helps them understand the legal and practical steps they must take to protect their children. Her work has been featured by NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, the Fiscal Times, Worth, Investopedia, Wall Street Select and more.



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409: A Rabbi's Spirituality: Beginning Within


Thu, Nov 24, 2016


Rabbi Aryeh Weinstein had trained to be a rabbi to lead people through his gift of speaking, but often on the way to synagogue, his childhood shyness would return, and he would pray for a miracle that would keep him from having to speak. His miracle eventually did come, but not in the way he’d envisioned it. Today, he is a recognized expert in the science of Jewish spirituality. He is the host and creator of the Beginning Within podcast and the website, beginningwithin.com.



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408: A Career-Life Balance of Her Own Design


Wed, Nov 23, 2016


Abhrekha Jain was well into a career in software engineering for a multinational company when her first child was born. Most women in India would have given up their careers, but Abhrekha valued both her motherhood and her job. Her decision would have far-reaching consequences. Born into a traditional culture in India to parents who gave her every opportunity, she found a creative option that worked for her and opens doors for others.



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407: Life Crisis Stokes His Drive for Greatness


Tue, Nov 22, 2016


Rob Dial knew he had greatness inside, even as a teen delivering pizzas and working at PetSmart. He just didn’t know how or where to let it out. Then while working in the cruelling job of selling Cutco knives door-to-door, it dawned on him where his inborn talents really were. Promoted to run a franchise with the company at 21, he grew it to a multi-million-dollar business. Today he runs a motivational podcast, MWF Motivation, alongside a coaching practice and an e-commerce business.



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406: A Career Path Set by Psychic Guidance


Mon, Nov 21, 2016


Colby Rebel was four when her grandfather visited her with a message for her mom. She didn’t know he’d died the week before. And this was just the beginning of many experiences like this.  An internationally recognized psychic medium, master teacher, radio host and author, she spends much of her time helping others understand how to build a business of spirituality. She has recently launched her book, “Leap of Faith: How to Build Your Spiritual Business.”



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405: EXPERT: Hacking the Hidden Job Market, with Mac Prichard


Fri, Nov 18, 2016


Mac Prichard tells how to hack the hidden job market, using strategic, practical steps. As publisher of Mac’s List, an online community for people looking for rewarding, creative, and meaningful work, his site receives more than 80,000 visits a month. It includes, among other resources, a job board, a blog, a free video “How to Wow and Woo Employers on Line,” plus information on his newest course, Hack the Hidden Job Market.” Mac also hosts a weekly podcast, “Find Your Dream Job.” 



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404: Ex-NYC Cop’s New Financial Beat


Thu, Nov 17, 2016


Craig Cody was on a steady upward career path at the New York Police Department when he hit a wall. Ready for the next test to be offered—his only path to another promotion—he kept waiting and waiting. Finally, he took a big risk on a totally new venture. His early fascination with Wall Street and economics led him to launch a new career as a certified tax coach and financial planner.



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403: A Self-Help Crash Test Dummy Experiment


Wed, Nov 16, 2016


Amber Beam achieved a slew of early career promotions and became a victim of her own success. She reached the top of the mountain and felt as if there was an obstruction. She couldn’t even see the view from the top. It was time to try a “side hustle.” It wasn’t that she no longer loved her job, she just knew she wanted something more. She launched The Art of Personal Growth Podcast, and began her Self-Help Crash Test Dummy experiment – testing inspiring ideas from gurus in her own “real life” and sharing her results with listeners.



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402: Why Not! Let's Give It a Shot.


Tue, Nov 15, 2016


John Dwyer, returning to Australian after meeting with his client, Disney, was greeted with the news that there had been “a printing error” in his absence. With those words, he knew he had just lost millions of dollars. With only a few weeks before the bank would close his doors, he turned up the heat on a prime new client opportunity, calling the prospect every day.  When the phone call came, the man on the line started with “We’ve made a decision on the 5 companies pitching us,” and ended with “Never ring me again for the rest of your life!”



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401: Controlling Her Own Destiny


Mon, Nov 14, 2016


WendyY Bailey has been called a “Force of Nature” and trendsetter in coaching because of her fearless approach to innovation. She is a sought-after sales coach for her fierce and dynamic dedication that inspires individuals, groups and organizations to create extraordinary results.



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400: Expert Interview: Do's and Don'ts of Using Social Media in Your Career Plan, with Marty McDonald


Fri, Nov 11, 2016


Marty McDonald knows about social media career strategy from the perspective of an internet marketer and a headhunter who uses social media in his searches. Online job hunting is marketing yourself, and your profile and footprint are vital elements. He is a co-founder and CEO of Bad Rhino Inc., a full service social media and digital marketing agency based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He has used social media and internet marketing strategies to build online marketing businesses for more than 13 years.



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399: A Formula for a Perfect Day


Thu, Nov 10, 2016


Craig Ballantyne, reflecting on his life, quotes Steve Jobs: “You cannot connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking back.” Connecting the dots in his own life, Craig observes, “If you had told me when I was 18 what I’d be doing at 40, I would have looked at you as if you had two heads! Helping people on the internet, making workout videos and sharing them online, writing web articles about the science of exercise – none of these options existed a generation ago.” Today they’re how he makes his living.



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398: Nursing a Faith in Healing


Wed, Nov 09, 2016


Sadie Mitchell, Ph.D., recalls her early days as a nursing student on clinical rotations. One of her patients could neither talk nor swallow. She asked his permission to pray with him and he nodded O.K. The next day, he could swallow. Soon, he could eat again. Sadie has developed her belief in the importance of the spiritual dimension in health and healing. Today she trains fellow believers how to minister to homebound senior adults.



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397: A New Life Purpose


Tue, Nov 08, 2016


Barry Demp, after 12 years of rewarding job assignments with a large pharmaceutical company, unexpectedly found himself no longer looking forward to his future, or even wanting to go to work the next day. He kept at the job, but enrolled in adult education courses, too. It was there that he found what he was meant to do…for the rest of his professional life.



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396: All In for Humane and Wellness Desig


Mon, Nov 07, 2016


Deborah Rosenberg was like many children whose love of animals began with a family pet. Learning about animal cruelty, she questioned humans’ relationships to the animal world. Then, seeing a video about leather imported from China, made from dog skin, she committed to becoming a vegan and 100% cruelty-free. She is now a leader in cruelty-free and wellness design and has been a featured designer on the TLC cable network and appeared on The Today Show. Deborah lectures and writes articles on humane and wellness design.



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395: Expert Interview: Anxiety–Not What You Think, with Susan Miner


Fri, Nov 04, 2016


Susan Miner explains how anxiety is at the core of our compulsions and problem behaviors, but the solution is not what you think. Our internal perspectives, spirituality, bodywork, and coping skills govern how we feel, not our outer circumstances. After traveling the world as a super-model, Susan devoted the past 15 years to helping clients and students naturally reduce their anxiety and increase their confidence. A workshop facilitator, author, and counselor, she wrote “Beautiful Energy: Exercising to Reveal Your Inner Peace.”



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394: Wisdom and Stories of a Hero’s Journey


Thu, Nov 03, 2016


Jim Beran reflected on his own life experiences and began writing them down. He became convinced that everyone has a story to tell, and everyone’s life has inherent value. Reading a lifetime of letters his father wrote by hand to his mother, he discovered a hero’s journey. Now Jim is retelling the story in his book, "The Biggest Short Guy: The Amazing Untold Story of Walter Beran, the CPA Who Changed L.A.," because not only was his father his hero, he was the greatest man he ever knew.

 



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393: Enlisting Mentors & Support for Career Success


Wed, Nov 02, 2016


Laura Meier was a young lawyer at 24. She was finding her way, doing her best, but knew she had a lot to learn. Then, in a meeting with her managing partner and the Mayor, she was shocked when the mayor said, “Our city attorney just quit. We want Laura to have the job.” She was even more surprised to hear her boss’ reply. She learned the lesson early in her career: when opportunities come your way, say yes, and then do whatever it takes to meet the challenge. Don't say no. If it's meant to be, just say yes and go with it.”



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392: Crisis Survivor Empowers Others


Tue, Nov 01, 2016


Jeff Ryan was blessed with a good family, a keen mind, and a successful business. While he was on a routine visit to a worksite, a pipe, carrying pressurized concrete, exploded.  For nearly 10 minutes, he appeared to be dead. Since the accident, he has been pursuing his goal of empowering people around the world to reach their full potential, beginning with people facing humanitarian crises and natural disasters.



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391: Globally Connected Through Networking


Mon, Oct 31, 2016


Jessica Fabrizi loved meeting new people on holidays during her childhood. She always got their addresses. Many people promise to write, but Jessica actually did, cultivating relationships through her letter writing, first in her native Italian, then in seven other languages. This passion for connecting with people has stayed with her and is now a critical part of her newest business, One Degree to Connect



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390: Expert: Mastering a New Skill in Your Career or at Home, with Meredith Bell


Fri, Oct 28, 2016


Meredith Bell explains how replacing an old, established way of doing things with a “new and improved” way can seem unnatural and inconvenient. Time, commitment and effort are key. In business since 1982, she helps companies develop the people side of their business. Her software company’s programs are used by consultants, coaches and HR professionals to help managers become more effective leaders. She and her business partners have worked together for 25 years. Many of their clients have used their products for 20 years.



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389: Haiti Trip: A Game-Changer for Life


Thu, Oct 27, 2016


Brendan Ridings was adrift after college at age 24. A client he was training at the gym told him about his trips to Haiti and later invited Brendan to join him on a trip. Brandon said yes. What he would see and experience would reshape his life forever. This included developing a product to help alleviate back pain, which he built into a company, and now he helps fund a school in Haiti, and has partnered with the Make in India initiative to develop and implement advanced wound care for underprivileged populations.



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388: A Science of Happiness Changed Her Life


Wed, Oct 26, 2016


Michelle McQuaid was at a high point in her successful career, living in New York, the city of her dreams, when she suddenly felt she was living a life of “grays and blahs.” She started asking herself, “Why am I not enjoying myself? Is this what being a grown-up looks like?”  Then, an interview on The Daily Show with Jon Steward totally changed her direction. Harvard professor Tel Ben-Shahar was describing on the science of positive psychology on a television show, the idea that we can measure human flourishing and create interventions to improve it. He said we can actually teach people to be happier. Soon she was commuting from Australia to Pennsylvania to learn the science that was energizing her.



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387: From Walk-on Player to Fitness Pro


Tue, Oct 25, 2016


Drew Taddia was captain of winning high school teams in three different in Canada, but his hundreds of letters to U.S. college coaches were coming back, “Not interested.” So, he targeted four states with warm climates, packed his bags and just showed up at a California college. The coach looked at him like he was crazy when this unknown player told him, “I’m going to play for you,” but Drew made it into the tryouts and onto the team. Knowing he had work to do, he taught himself nutrition and fitness. “Soon I became the go-to guy of how to design a fitness program.”



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386: 44-Year Marriage Leads to Couples Coaching


Mon, Oct 24, 2016


Regina Partain and her husband built a $4-million staffing firm and a 44-year marriage. Then came the recession. But helping others achieve their dreams was still her passion. “No spring chicken,” she set about finding a new way to empower others. Using her life wisdom, she learned coaching and internet marketing. Remarried now, her practice includes helping couples build their marriages and their businesses.



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385: Expert: Know the Truth and Get Healthy, with Hilde Larsen


Fri, Oct 21, 2016


Hilde Larsen is a certified health and wellness coach and detox specialist with a burning passion for life and the power we all hold within. She has overcome severe illness, pain and suffering through natural healing methods, and is now helping others find their true health and passion, to go from surviving to thriving. She has spent the last 10 years studying health and healing on all levels. Her strength is her firsthand experience of the subject. She is currently writing a series of five books, which will include her own journey from "Hell to Inspired,” detoxification, nature's ability to heal, and raw food living.



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384: Rebounding, Making Wiser Choices


Thu, Oct 20, 2016


Dan Kuschell, a serial entrepreneur, was building five companies simultaneously when his son was born. Only two weeks later, after morning chest pains, he was lying in a hospital bed facing a frightening prognosis and writing his will. He did go home in four days, but his life would never be the same. Now, with his health scare behind him, he spends his time working on fun projects, including helping Joe Polish and his GeniusNetwork.com grow, and coaching clients in how to have a greater impact and expanded contribution. In addition to his “To Do” list, he also keeps a “Not-To-Do” list.



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383: When Life Threw Her a Curve


Wed, Oct 19, 2016


Kim Martin was in a job interview to be the manager of a fitness club. She had some management skills, but was a total newbie in the health and fitness world. Added to that, she had struggled with weight issues all her life. But something dawned on her, and she knew there was nothing random about her being there at Curves Fitness that day. “This could be the opportunity for me to take control of my life, get healthy, and use it as a motivator,” she thought. “If this works for me, I really believe I can inspire a lot of women.”



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382: Natural Beauty as Fine Art Photography


Tue, Oct 18, 2016


Parish Kohanim was born into the lush, natural beauty of the wine country of southern Iran, into a loving family that savored their times together absorbing nature. Would this 17-year-old want to leave it all behind for the U.S., and with only $300? Parish had a love for the United States and all things American, strong enough to convince his parents to let him go. He believes his lifelong love of visual beauty was recorded in his subconscious during his childhood with his parents and siblings in the Iranian countryside.



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381: A Balanced Path of Holistic Healing


Mon, Oct 17, 2016


Deborah Maragopoulos knew early on she had a gift for healing. Her gifted grandmother saw it in her as a young child. First, she tried to suppress her gift, then to justify her healing abilities by getting a university degree. Reaching the perfect healing path has been her life-long challenge. Through clinical research and two decades of collecting empirical data, Deborah developed a unique holistic healthcare model blending naturopathic and allopathic therapies, as well as developing a promising nutraceutical product.



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380: Expert Interview: Go-Giver Leadership, with Bob Burg


Fri, Oct 14, 2016


Bob Burg shares how his popular Go-Giver principles can be used to build principled leadership. Bob is an advocate, supporter, and vendor of the free-enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. A sought-after speaker at leadership and sales conferences, he is the author of several books on sales, marketing, and influence, with sales well over a million copies. He was named by the American Management Association as one of the Top 30 Most Influential Thought Leaders in Business for 2014.



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379: Teaching Lean Strategic Decision-Making


Thu, Oct 13, 2016


Steve Garchow was tasked with completing a half-billion-dollar project, but members of his multi-disciplinary team might as well have been speaking different languages. Poor group dynamics made matters worse. He knew he had to find a way to make all the parts work together. Could he craft a process that would work before things fell apart? “Creating this method led to what I am doing today, teaching companies to use this lean strategic decision model.” Steve’s passion is working with companies to improve their strategic decision-making.



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378: A Glimpse of Joy at an Unlikely Time


Wed, Oct 12, 2016


Caroline Greene is a recovering lawyer, chronic overachiever, and two-time Amazon best-selling author of MATTER: How to Find Meaningful Work That’s Right for You and Your Family and NEXT: How to Start a Successful Business That’s Right for You and Your Family. As a life and business coach, Caroline helps determined moms build businesses and whole lives that truly matter to them.



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377: Gaining Wisdom from His Patients’ Vacations


Tue, Oct 11, 2016


Mitchell Mays was several years into a successful chiropractic practice, when he noticed the patients who kept returning with recurring conditions, no matter what he tried. Then, he had an “ah-ha!” moment that took his practice in a whole new direction. Today, he is the #1 best-selling author of MIND GATE: Demolish Fear, Overcome Anxiety and Create the Life You Want. A certified master hypnotist and hypnotherapist, he employs functional medicine, biofeedback, nutrition, guided imagery and hypnosis for chronic anxiety, stress and pain.



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376: A Career Based on Building Relationships


Mon, Oct 10, 2016


Meredith Bell knew early in her career as a classroom teacher and administrator, that she had a knack for helping people build relationships. When politics and bureaucracy began to bog her down, she decided to start her own company. But there was one problem: she had zero experience in business. That was in 1982. She has been an entrepreneur since then. An expert in helping companies develop the people side of their business, her software company’s programs are used by consultants, coaches and human resources professionals to help managers become more effective leaders.



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375: Expert Interview: How to Do More of What You Do Best, with Michelle McQuaid


Fri, Oct 07, 2016


Michelle McQuaid is passionate about translating cutting-edge research from positive psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies for health, happiness, and business success. She offers actionable insights into how to do more of what you do best, beginning by identifying your true strengths and using them in a balanced way. She is a best-selling author, workplace well-being teacher and playful change activator and has more than a decade of senior leadership experience in large organizations around the world.



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374: The Road to Self-Acceptance


Thu, Oct 06, 2016


Angus Nelson had spent his 20s traveling the world, working with young people, doing good. At the nonprofit organization he formed, he began to burn out. “The harder I worked, the more difficult it got,” he recalls. In those dark days, the words of an author spoke deeply to him. Despite his self-doubts, somehow he knew: he was headed for Alabama to meet that man and see what he could learn from him. He gave himself a year.



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373: Nobody Got Her Goat


Wed, Oct 05, 2016


P.J. Jonas—like many educated women—faced criticism when she left engineering to be a stay-at-home mom. Soon her problem-solving skills and creativity would be put to the test. After all, she was planning to homeschool her eight children. And raise goats. As an undergrad at the University of Virginia, making things from goat’s milk was nowhere in her plans. What started out simply as a means of getting good milk for her children produced a wide range of unanticipated discoveries—and a thriving family business called Goat Milk Stuff.



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372: Path to Freedom: Tennis, Golf & Kids


Tue, Oct 04, 2016


Paul Maskill set out for Chicago and the American dream in 2007, bolstered by his degree in finance from the University of Michigan. Stuck in a cube farm as the worst recession in decades rolled in—watching his co-workers being laid off—he knew he had to change his vision of the right career for him – and NOW!” He faced the question, “What’s the worst that could happen if I leave my corporate job?”



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371. Turning a Potential Curse into a Blessing


Mon, Oct 03, 2016


Vasavi Kumar was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 20, a student at Boston College. Instead of taking it as the death knell of her career, she wondered, might there be some similarities between bipolar peaks and valleys and the roller-coaster ride most entrepreneurs experience? From a potential stigma and curse, she found opportunities to transmute into a blessing, both in her own life and in the lives of her future clients. 



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370: Expert Interview: How to Obtain Rapid Growth in Your Business, with Matthew Pollard


Fri, Sep 30, 2016


Matthew Pollard knows about rapid growth in business from personal experience. With five multimillion-dollar success stories to his credit before age 30, and a Young Achiever award, he is a true differentiation, niche marketing and sales powerhouse. His holistic strategy to obtain rapid growth starts with a focus on what you care passionately about. What is your deepest purpose, what are your goals, and what do you want to achieve?”



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369: Motivator Tip: First, Believe in Yourself


Thu, Sep 29, 2016


Brad Burton was a directionless young man in Manchester, England, believing the teachers who said he’d never amount to anything might be right. Two bullet holes through his window made him rethink what was really important. Resettled in Somerset, kicking a can alone down a street, he had no idea he’d be where he is today: the highest rated and reviewed business author in the United Kingdom, firing up people from all walks of life. Brad gives people the permission to do the very thing they know they should be doing. His goal is to change the entire personal development world in the U.K.



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368: Finding Her Voice in Foreign Lands


Wed, Sep 28, 2016


Cynthia Zhai arrived in Singapore from her native China, without knowing a soul. In a matter of months, she created a circle of new friends, launched her own business, and found a global market on the internet, helping clients find and use their voice. Today, she is a voice coach, speaker and author of the book, Influence Through Voice, published by McGraw-Hill. She has helped senior executives and professionals with their speeches, to enable them to speak with impact and conviction.



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367: A Passion Inspired by the Stars


Tue, Sep 27, 2016


Alex Hofeldt shared an awe-inspiring image of deep outer space from the Hubble Telescope with his class, intending to say just a few words about it. His inspired talk consumed the entire class period, greeted by enthusiastic applause from his students. In that moment, he realized he had a gift, a passion and a message to share. Today he hosts his podcast, Beautiful Dust Specks, and has set his sights on becoming a motivational speaker.



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366. Recondition Your Mind to Expect What You Want


Mon, Sep 26, 2016


Nicole Holland was effective in getting through to children in trouble. “I understand angry kids because I was one, too.” But working within a bureaucracy left her disillusioned and frustrated, so she quit her government job. “I didn’t know where to start, but I knew I would figure it out.” She fell in love with podcasting and now coaches both podcasters and their guests in finding a perfect fit.



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365: Expert Interview: Celebrity As Authority in Today’s World, with Rob Kosberg


Fri, Sep 23, 2016


Rob Kosberg is a #1 best-selling author and founder Best Seller Publishing. He has guided thousands of prospective authors through the process of publishing, promoting and profiting from their own books. Along the way, he helps them gain celebrity status in their chosen fields and establish their own authority. Rather than criticize celebrities, Rob urges his clients to embrace celebrity as a part of becoming a recognized authority.



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364: Thriving After a Crash, Naturally


Thu, Sep 22, 2016


Phil Carson, Ph.D., was doing well with his innovative natural pharmacy and health businesses, offering an alternative to modern medicine’s a-pill-for-every-ailment approach. Then the global economic crash hit hard. “I told people that I locked the door on my dream in December 2009.” With a wife and five kids to support and two kids in college, he lost everything but his home. For awhile, he even thought he’d lost his dream.



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363: Be Ready For What You’re Not Ready For


Wed, Sep 21, 2016


Denise Brosseau was ready for a shift in her career. Considering enrolling in Stanford Business School, she was hesitating about the hefty tuition. “If you were a guy, we wouldn't be having this conversation,” a friend told her. “Guys invest in themselves." She went straight home and wrote the check to Stanford.



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362: Being There for Those He Loves Most


Tue, Sep 20, 2016


Chris McCluskey had built the largest Christian psychotherapy practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, but when he arrived at home one day and found his pregnant wife and kids—“the five people I loved the most”— snuggled together and sleeping in the living room, all he could feel was how much of their lives he was missing. He knew he had to make a change.



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361: From Surviving to Thriving


Mon, Sep 19, 2016


Marsha Lecour devoted her education and 30-year counseling and teaching career to helping students create blueprints for living. Then, when Hepatitis-C—and the brutal therapies intended to cure it—knocked her down for four years, she created a new blueprint to get her life back from the often-fatal virus. Helping Hep-C sufferers shift from surviving to thriving is her new life focus.



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360: Expert Interview: Why Should People Be Expanding Their Abilities to Network Through NetWeaving? with Bob Littell


Fri, Sep 16, 2016


Bob Littell warns that millions of jobs will disappear because of technology. Old style networking is largely ineffective and unsustainable in identifying jobs that will last. He created NetWeaving, which has proven over the past 17 years that it can help people develop the “soft skills” needed to thrive in the emerging workforce. It works by building trusted, mutually supportive relationships through empathetic listening and creatively sharing resources and contacts. It is a business world application of author Catherine Ryan Hyde’s concept of Pay It Forward.



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359. A Marine Veteran with a Story to Tell


Thu, Sep 15, 2016


Timothy Lawson guarded U.S. embassies around the world as a Marine. Like many returning veterans, his re-entry to civilian life was rocky. He floundered awhile. With a ten-dollar microphone, a laptop and stories to tell, he decided to give podcasting a try. Today, he hosts Fuel for Warriors, Follow Your Spirit, and the 1, 2, Many: Veteran Suicide podcast. Known for his efforts inside the veteran community as a content creator and advocate for veterans’ issues, Tim was recently recruited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, based on his extensive work.



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358. Authentic Leadership, Yin and Yang


Wed, Sep 14, 2016


Teresa Marinelli was on yet another business flight in a successful but demanding fashion career. She knew something was out of balance. An article in an in-flight magazine on Feng Shui caught her eye. She wondered, could something that sounded like a take-out menu item, with a little furniture rearrangement mixed in, really make a difference? Pursuing that question led her to answers she now shares with top executives, small business owners and other people looking for a more expansive paradigm for living.



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357. Networking with Billionaires


Tue, Sep 13, 2016


Christopher Kai’s parochial school teachers used to make him write, “I will not talk in class” hundreds of times. Neither they nor Chris likely imagined that one day he would become an international success talking to fascinated audiences around the world. His core message is that if you want to build a successful business you have to understand the art and science of relationship building. He just published his third book, Big Game Hunting: Networking with Billionaires, Executives and Celebrities. Inc. magazine has referred to him as “the billionaire networker.”



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356. An App for Mindfulness in Caregiving


Mon, Sep 12, 2016


Sierra Campbell had already begun to value her experiences as a volunteer caregiver to senior adults at age 16. Two years later, when an auto accident fractured all her cervical vertebrae, she was suddenly on the receiving end of care and rehabilitation. With a major convalescence and rehabilitation ahead of her, she wondered, how could she possibly repay those who nurtured her back to health? Nurtureco.co was her answer.



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355: Expert Interview: Adjust Your Communication Style and Watch Your Business Relationships Improve, with Bill Lampton, Ph.D.


Fri, Sep 09, 2016


Dr. Lampton explains a tool he uses with his clients to help them understand their natural, predominant communication styles and the styles they have adapted to fit the particular needs of their lives, including at their workplaces. It is known as the DISC personality profile for the four major styles of communication and orientation toward life, and it measures dominance, influencing, steadiness and compliance. As president of Championship Communication, Bill helps leaders speak confidently, clearly, and convincingly. His interview coaching enables applicants to excel in job searches.



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354: Slowing Down the Brain to Experience Life


Thu, Sep 08, 2016


Michael Weinberger is a successful entrepreneur, husband and father of two. He is also bipolar. Michael has learned how to find happiness and manage his illness through mindfulness practices and medication. His skills as a comedian help him find humor in his story and he is guaranteed to entertain. His website, APlanForLiving.com, helps individuals–from all types of backgrounds–achieve happiness through mindfulness, spirituality and gratitude.  



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353: Changing the World One Mind at a Time


Wed, Sep 07, 2016


AnneMarie Rossi realized having epileptic seizures was not the pathway to popularity in school. But the side-effects of the powerful anti-seizure drugs made her feel she had no life at all. She was ready to take a risk–almost any risk– to get her life back. The path she chose expanded her life in ways she had never imagined possible. She believes we change the world one mind at a time, that an internal evolution is required for a collective revolution. Her research and practice are demonstrating how to hasten that evolution.



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352: Propelled by a Vision


Tue, Sep 06, 2016


Clem Harrod experienced culture shock when his mom, a single parent, pulled up their roots in Maryland and he landed in an unfamiliar middle school in Miami. He felt like an alien. But something about her courage to leave a secure job she hated to pursue her passion gave him a picture of his own possibilities. How could he know how important vision would become in his future life?  



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351: Born to Be Great, Never Just Average


Mon, Sep 05, 2016


Allyson Byrd was a high school drop-out at age 15, feeling disengaged from life. She could see herself becoming little more than a statistic, an average. But even in the midst of mediocrity, flipping burgers at McDonald's, somewhere inside her was an audacity to be amazing. “The greatest theme I've seen in my life is that regardless of how many times I’ve tried to de-select goodness, greatness and extraordinary possibility, and almost surrendered to just being average, everything inside me has caused me to break through my fears, step beyond uncertainty and embrace the next level.”



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350: Expert Interview: Demolish Fear, Overcome Anxiety and Create the Life You Want, with Dr. Mitchell Mays


Fri, Sep 02, 2016


Dr. Mitchell Mays teaches how to remove fear and anxiety so you can make the best decisions and get on with the rest of your life. It is possible—and crucial—that we learn how to be fully present, and teach our brain how to escape fear. Best-selling author of Mind Gate: Demolish Fear, Overcome Anxiety and Create the Life You Want, he’s been a licensed chiropractor since 1978 and is a certified master hypnotist and hypnotherapist. In his busy practice in northern California, he employs functional medicine, biofeedback, nutrition, guided imagery and hypnosis for chronic anxiety, stress and pain.



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349: Soho to Peru to California: An Artist’s Heart Journey


Thu, Sep 01, 2016


Jared Rosen was living in a rundown railroad flat in New York City, with a bathtub in his kitchen. In his sink in the morning there were dishes, toothpaste and paint brushes. What began as a romance with the world of Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol came to feel like a world without a soul. He turned to yoga, then joined Alberto Villoldo on a trip to Peru to learn from a shaman. It was the first of many spiritual shifts toward an inner journey.



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348: A Gift for Drawing Out Uniqueness


Wed, Aug 31, 2016


Emily Eldredge’s results on an aptitude test were a blessing and a curse: natural talents in an exceptionally high number of areas. Her father told her, “Find the principle that will integrate all your gifts and talents.” That was easier said than done. Her struggle to find that integrating principle led her to face her inner demons and embrace all parts of herself. In the process, she discovered principles she shares with clients every day, helping them permanently remove inner blocks, triggers, and blind spots.



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347: Growing a Business by Growing People


Tue, Aug 30, 2016


Meny Hoffman’s business was growing. He was doing everything himself, and doing it well, and hiring people who did likewise. But he knew he had to change when he found himself blaming employees because the company's growth was not meeting his expectations. He shifted his focus to growing his business by growing people. A lifelong entrepreneur, Meny is passionate about collaborating with growing businesses to create winning strategies that yield results.



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346: No Starving Artist Life for this Freelance Writer


Mon, Aug 29, 2016


Jennifer Bradley Franklin already had a byline in a new national magazine under her belt at age 19, and visions of a career as a professional writer. Then, she watched as the planes hit the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. As a result of the economic downturn, her job at Teen People magazine crumbled. Journalism jobs were nowhere to be found. Yet her passion for writing would not go away. Today, one of her greatest joys has been immersing herself in some of the biggest concerns facing young people—poverty, hunger and human trafficking—through the research and co-authorship of her book, Make It Zero, published in 2016.



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345: Expert Interview: Are You Ready to be a Thought Leader?, with Denise Brosseau


Fri, Aug 26, 2016


Denise Brosseau believes becoming the go-to thought leader in your niche is the very best career insurance around. She asks, “Are you ready to be a thought leader?” and offers listeners the steps to become one. As CEO of the Thought Leadership Lab and a lecturer at the Stanford Business School, Denise loves working with entrepreneurs and executives, particularly women, on their journey from leader to thought leader.



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344: He asked, “Are You Happy?” The Answers Changed His Life’s Direction.


Thu, Aug 25, 2016


Jason Treu was finishing law school. Interviews with prospective firms were beginning. When asked, “Do you have any questions for us," he tossed out what surely would be a softball question, “Are you happy?” One by one, the responses threw him a curve, and pointed him toward Silicon Valley. Today, he helps his clients get unstuck, find their purpose and take their careers to the highest levels. He has worked with well-known CEOs such as Steve Jobs and Mark Hurd at Hewlett-Packard. He's helped his clients meet influencers such as Tim Cook, Bill Gates, Richard Branson and others.



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343: Ignoring the Odds, Her Movie Opens Soon


Wed, Aug 24, 2016


Alyssa Addison had veered away from her first love—drama—to pay the bills. She’d been easing back into theater with several churches’ drama programs, nursing hopes of going back to her native California, where her love of theater had blossomed. Then, her husband’s job took them to Knoxville, TN, and she remembers thinking, “How will I find any acting opportunities here?” The move was fortuitous. She made connections that led to an independent film production of her screenplay, Laughing at the Moon, opening in theaters in select cities, starting September 9, 2016.



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342: A Survivor Thrives on Borrowed Time


Tue, Aug 23, 2016


Cole Hatter had landed his dream job as a firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at 19. He looked ahead with confidence to a 30-year career serving others. Two years into the job, a car crash threw him onto the freeway at 80 miles an hour. He was not expected to live. Years later, recovered, he knows he’s living on borrowed time. He is the founder of Thrive: Make Money Matter, an annual conference designed to teach entrepreneurs how to dominate in business and in life, while making the world a better place. Cole is a husband, father and philanthropist who strives to give back.



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341: Big Ten Tennis Changed Her Life


Mon, Aug 22, 2016


Molly Fletcher was a Big Ten tennis player with a Communications degree from Michigan State University. She knew she wanted a job in the business end of sports, but wasn’t sure what that would look like. She hit the job market and quickly discovered, “When you ask for a job, you get advice.” Then, she found the way to a job was to ask for advice, and to leave each interview with a handful of names. Now a CEO, she shares the unconventional, unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur.



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340: Expert Interview: Out-of-the-Box Advice for Writing Your Resume, with Dr. Susan Bernstein


Fri, Aug 19, 2016


Dr. Susan Bernstein delves into three key principles to make your resume stand out: 1) Start with a strategy; 2) Think of your resume as your own promotional story; and 3) Don't plan to use just your resume; plan to connect with real people. With tools like LinkedIn.com and online job hunting, many people have lost the art of conversation. They’re intimidated by the thought of meeting people face-to-face. Using her 20+ years of career and executive coaching, she gives practical tips for adding the human element back into the process.



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339: A Vocal Artist Who Draws on Silence


Thu, Aug 18, 2016


Marshall Titus was a child who loved to draw. In school he was the one they asked to paint murals. Everyone expected him to become a visual artist. Then, he had an epiphany. For reasons he couldn’t explain, he could never pick up a pencil to sketch again. Years later, he is a multi-dimensional artist best known for his voice, music and stage performances. With his songs, he urges his listeners to “send a little love.”



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338: Finding Her Way Forward: Rediscovering Gifts and Talents


Wed, Aug 17, 2016


Winnie Anderson had valued her intelligence and mystery-solving mind since childhood. A severe brain injury showed her just how much of her self-identity was tied to her belief that she was smart. How could she ever be herself again? Against the odds and contrary to prognoses, she decided to stop worrying about what she had lost, and to recover by rediscovering her talents and unique gifts.



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337: Risk One Step Out of the Comfort Zone


Tue, Aug 16, 2016


Robert Mallon had climbed to a significant position over a 20-plus-year career in a leading restaurant chain. One typical Friday, his boss called to schedule a Saturday meeting at precisely the same time as his son’s basketball game. He hung up the phone, turned to his wife and said, “Today was my last day working with them.” He became a professional speaker and business coach, leading nearly 2,000 full-day seminars. He has inspired thousands of men between the ages of 30 to 49 to realize their full potential without losing their freedom to their work lives.



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336: Getting Serious at 14


Mon, Aug 15, 2016


A Friday in February started out like any other day, as Gail’s father dropped her off at her suburban New Jersey school. “I love you. Have a good day.” Hours later there was a chasm in her life’s road–“my life before, my life after.” Gail began to looking into philosophy and was asking basic questions about life, such as, “Why are things the way they are?"



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335: Expert Interview: Congratulations, you’ve landed your first job! Now what?


Fri, Aug 12, 2016


Kathleen Brady, a certified career/life management coach, offers specific tips to new hires to help them ease their way into a new job. Her advice applies to recent graduates and to veterans of the workforce who are stepping into new responsibilities. An educator with 25-plus years of experience helping students and professionals identify and integrate their personal and professional goals, she is the author of GET A JOB! 10 Steps to Career Success. Kathleen is on the adjunct faculty and serves as Executive Director of Career Services at Georgian Court University.



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334: A Path of Co-Creation and Self-Realization


Thu, Aug 11, 2016


Mohamed Omar felt the pressure from his parents to go to college, but his passion was his music, and his rock band. He played in front of audiences numbering in the thousands. Then, through no fault of his own, his music career ended abruptly. Now living in Tucson, Arizona, running a CPA firm of his own, he is pursuing his second passion, spirituality. He created a podcast called Intentional Beings and the Seven Simple Steps: The Natural Path to Co-Creation and Self-Realization. He's also in the process of publishing a book (2016) with the same title.



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333: Motivation to Cross the Finish Line


Wed, Aug 10, 2016


Gabrielle Baumeyer was good at math since childhood and was practical and analytical. Civil engineering looked like a logical pathway to certain employment. Then she realized a career in engineering was not for her. She had to find a way to make the numbers work, both for herself and for others. As president and co-founder of Reason2Race, she supports companies, organizations and individuals to reach big goals while making a profound difference in the community. As an athlete herself, she knows what it takes to strive for and turn dreams into reality.



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332: A Gift of Healing


Tue, Aug 09, 2016


Daniel Houtman discovered as a young child that he could sense people’s feelings, especially their pain and sadness. An adult might say to him, ‘I’m feeling good,’ but Daniel somehow knew they were not. When a family member had a headache, he could touch or rub the pain and it would go away. What does a child do with that kind of gift?



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331: A Career Vision in a Split-Second Flash


Mon, Aug 08, 2016


Swati Lodha was born to loving—and enlightened—parents in a traditional culture in Rajasthan, India. She realized how fortunate she was to be encouraged to think for herself. As a college student, she heard a speaker talk about paradigm shifts, and in a split-second she knew what her career would be. She is the founder of Life Lemonade, a training organization for life transformation, women empowerment, leadership and parenting. With a doctorate in Women Entrepreneurship, she is an Amazon No. 1 bestselling author of Don't Raise Your Children, Raise Yourself, and other bestselling books.



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330: Expert Interview: How to Fire Yourself from Your Own Business, with Frank Bria


Fri, Aug 05, 2016


Frank Bria helps entrepreneurs “fire themselves” from the daily operations of their businesses and, by productizing their expertise, avoid getting trapped in just another job. His experience includes helping some of the largest corporations on four continents grow their businesses by making a real impact on their customers. He now turns that experience to the small business sector. He is author of the book Scale: How to Grow Your Business by Working Less.



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329: Holding The Powerful Accountable


Thu, Aug 04, 2016


Chris Quigley had earned a degree in chemistry, with a minor in business, and was waiting tables at a local restaurant. One day he asked a regular customer, “So, Dr. Bill, tell me about being a chiropractor.” The passion in his answer got Chris exploring new career directions. Today, Dr. Quigley has been a chiropractor for 26 years, helping patients heal and advocating for them when insurance companies short-change them. He shares what he has learned in his book, After the Crash: A Comprehensive Guide for Victims and Attorneys to Recover Your Health and Protect Your Rights.



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328: Her Inner Voice Said, “Give it All Away.” She Did.


Wed, Aug 03, 2016


Joan Sotkin’s life wasn’t making much sense to her 40 years ago. She decided to give away everything she owned and just start listening to her inner voice. With no visible means of support, she began a deep, lifelong spiritual journey. Today, as the founder of ProsperityPlace.com and host of The Prosperity Show Podcast, she’s the author of the award-winning book "Build Your Money Muscles." She is known for her insightful understanding of the connection between money and emotions and how family-of-origin experiences affect a person's ability to succeed in business and financially.



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327: He’s Kicking His Blue Genes in the Butt


Tue, Aug 02, 2016


Joshua Rivedal dealt with personal and family turmoil in the wake of his father’s suicide. He found some release in writing and performing a one-man play exploring the family dynamics of depression. It raised the question, if heredity really was a factor, was he destined to follow in his father’s footsteps? Today he is the founder of The i'Mpossible Project. He is an author, actor, playwright, and international public speaker who has spoken about suicide prevention, mental health awareness and diversity in more than 100 locations throughout the world.



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326: From a Best-Kept Secret to a Sold-Out Success


Mon, Aug 01, 2016


Michelle Evans reached the top four percent of executives in Microsoft in just a few years. As one of its high potential staffers, the company assigned her a coach to help chart her path. So, what made her quit one day and start her very own business that night? Now she shows experts and entrepreneurs how to stand out. Her clients' biggest challenge is that they're really good at what they do but feel like they're the best-kept secret around. She shows them how to go from being best-kept secrets to a sold-out success, customizing a visibility strategy to attract clients to grow their business.



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325: Expert Interview: How to Negotiate Your Salary Like a Pro, with Josh Doody


Fri, Jul 29, 2016


Josh Doody didn't negotiate his salary at his first few jobs, but quickly realized he had left a lot of money on the table. He began negotiating and doubled his salary in three years. He took everything he learned, began helping others. An author and consultant, he wrote Fearless Salary Negotiation, a number one bestseller on Amazon. Since then, he's helped many more people negotiate tens of thousands more dollars. “A lot of people are very intimidated by the negotiation process and can be scared of it. I'm trying to help you overcome that fear and actually negotiate.”



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324: A Sore Elbow Brings a 180-Degree Turn


Thu, Jul 28, 2016


Dr. Chad Edwards returned to the Army as an active duty physician, equipped with a solid medical education. A commander came in complaining of elbow pain and requesting prolotherapy—a procedure he’d never heard of—he began digging into the literature. What he found totally changed his medical practice from that day forward. Today, as an osteopathic physician in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he practices functional medicine using holistic approaches. He optimizes health using nutrition, exercise, rest, herbals, medications, acupuncture, chiropractic, and any other means available as deemed appropriate.



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323: Adapt, Risk & Learn — Never a Regret or “What-if?”


Wed, Jul 27, 2016


Beth Dodson saw the corporate layoffs and turmoil all around her in the early ‘90s. Rather than wring her hands, she decided to act as if her own layoff was a fait accompli. Looking back, she concludes, “Sometimes when one door closes, three doors open—not necessarily a bad thing.” Earning an MBA and trusting her instincts, she took a risk on a start-up. Her career reflects adapting to change, from a corporate job to joining an early stage startup that grew to a successful acquisition, to recently starting her own company.



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322: Building Relationships, Helping Men Grow in Community


Tue, Jul 26, 2016


Aaron Walker had already amassed a fortune at age 27, selling his pawn shops for an asking price he was sure the buyer would consider outrageous. Headed to the office one day, an elderly man stepped onto the four-lane highway right in front of Aaron’s car, killing the pedestrian and forever changing Aaron’s life. The tragedy turned Aaron’s attention to his legacy and life purpose. Today he is a veteran entrepreneur as well as a life and business coach in Nashville, Tennessee. He spends most of his time helping men grow in success and significance as president and founder of View from the Top.



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321: A Swift Kick From a Friend Changed Her Life’s Direction


Mon, Jul 25, 2016


Debby Stone loved working alongside brilliant consultants from top-notch schools, but poring over numbers was just not her thing. Crafting legal documents—dotting I's and crossing T's—wasn’t doing it for her either. But when a friend said, “Get off your you-know-what and DO it!” she started training for her new career within one week. Now, an executive coach and keynote speaker, she's the author of The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career. “I'm a big believer in being able to honor my core values. You suffer when they are being compromised.”



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320: Expert Interview: Flying Without a Helicopter


Fri, Jul 22, 2016


Joanie Connell explains how “helicopter parenting”—hovering over and doing too many things for your kids, protecting them, and not letting them learn those skills themselves—is leading to problems when they get older and enter the workplace. In her executive coaching work, Dr. Connell often hears complaints about younger people coming into the workplace lacking some of the basic life skills that are necessary to succeed, like being independent, resilient, having good communication skills, and creativity. She offers solutions in her book, Flying Without a Helicopter.



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319: Go Where You’re Awesome


Thu, Jul 21, 2016


Michael Roderick was a freshman in college, a nobody, studying drama and education. But when he became assistant director of a play his friend was directing at her high school, he recalls, “I was that kid who was in college already.” He quickly went from nobody to awesome. Today, his company, Small Pond Enterprises, specializes in helping individuals extend and leverage their networks, sharing what he learned on his own journey from high school English teacher to Broadway producer in less than two years. Michael is also the founder of ConnectorCon, a conference for connectors.



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318: To Get Unstuck, Try the Wild Blue Yonder


Wed, Jul 20, 2016


Margaret Gearing was fresh out of Florida State University with a degree in Mass Communications. Driving to Miami with her boyfriend, who was heading there to go to medical school. Margaret recalls saying, "I've got to think about what I'm going to do!" And he said, "Well, why don't you go into advertising?" "Hmm, that's interesting. Maybe I'll do that." she remarked. In the advertising and marketing industry for the past 25 years, she recently helped organize the Mobil X Conference at Georgia Tech's Schuller College of Business. Her new working title is Wild Blue Yonder, No Borders, No Barriers.



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317: Success Over Rejection & Introversion


Tue, Jul 19, 2016


John Bodrozic’s two top college picks, both in his native California, had turned him down…twice. Notre Dame was a fine school, but it still felt like a consolation prize. He could not have imagined the doors that would open in the wake of those two rejections. Today he is a co-founder of Homezada, his second startup, a digital home management internet platform that empowers consumers to manage their largest financial asset, their home. His previous successful startup resulted in a successful multi-million dollar sale to a public company.



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316: A Philosophy to Lighten Your Life


Mon, Jul 18, 2016


Laura Coe helped her father, a gifted professor who had developed a method for preventing the recurrence of kidney stones, to build a successful healthcare company, learning the field from the ground up. “I did love the entrepreneurship piece,” she recalls, “I just didn't like the subject matter.” She knew she needed to find something she truly loved to do. Today she is an entrepreneur, author, and certified life coach working to help clients find fulfillment one day at a time through daily emotional workout routines, emotional nutrition, and other tools and insights.



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315: Expert Interview: The Method for Healing Your Emotions, Relationships and Your Life, with Bob Lancer


Fri, Jul 15, 2016


Bob Lancer has been on the path of his talents for all of his adult life. He made the decision in his 20s that he was going to rely on his gifts, talents and inspiration to make his living and live life to the fullest. He has kept to that commitment for four decades. Through thick and thin, Bob has persevered in connecting with and sharing the inspiration that lights up his life with businesses, schools and individuals worldwide. Recently he distilled his wisdom about inner peace into a dramatically powerful 10-minute tool he calls, “The Method.”



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314: His Sage Advice to Leaders: Look in the Mirror


Thu, Jul 14, 2016


Bob Whipple retired from a 30-year corporate career, where he honed his understanding of leadership. When he shares insights with top executives, he tells them they might well be the cause of a culture where trust is low. Some point him straight to the exit. But lots of executives get it. His company, Leadergrow, Inc., is dedicated to improving leadership in organizations. He has earned the title of “Trust Ambassador.”



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313: Ten Years into Her Career, Two Talents Surfaced and Collided


Wed, Jul 13, 2016


Dr. Lana Marconi had enjoyed being a therapist for more than 10 years, counseling individual clients and couples. Then, she hit her own ceiling. She knew she needed to grow. Then, two talents from her childhood surfaced and collided—storytelling and creativity—and today she’s a documentary filmmaker. Her three consciousness raising feature films are: The Wellness Story, The Resonance, and New Human, New Earth, New Humanity. Her topics range from health to UFOs, paranormal phenomena and beyond.



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312: Change Leadership and Change the World


Tue, Jul 12, 2016


Bob Vanourek was a Young Turk, an MBA from the top of his class at Harvard Business School, flying all over the U.S., firing people for a living. “Frankly, it was turning my stomach,” he recalls. He was dashing to meet his wife and two young children for Christmas in Chicago when he couldn’t ignore his inner voice any longer. He quit his job at the hot IPO and set out on a life-long quest to create better models of leadership. Now an award-winning author and popular speaker on ethical leadership, his latest book is "Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse."



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311: When Corporate Life Soured, Life Coaching Brought Her Full-Circle


Mon, Jul 11, 2016


Jodi Flynn, as an assistant vice president, was loving her job, building quality by inspiring the company’s staff to do their best, making them feel like they were working with friends and family. Then, after a second acquisition, the culture totally changed. A one-on-one consultation morphed into being an employee number on a faceless hotline call. Jodi embark on a new adventure: a coaching business of her own. Today she specializes in partnering with women, who experience self-doubt, to help them overcome stress, get organized, and start creating the business and the lifestyle they’ve dreamed of having.



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310: Expert Interview: Maximizing Networking Opportunities with Strategic Dining, with Deborah Goldstein


Fri, Jul 08, 2016


Deborah Goldstein sums up strategic dining as Peter Drucker meets Anthony Bourdain meets Miss Manners. Executives often fail to plan appropriately for the business meal. With planning, “you can be more present, and can exude your executive presence more readily.” Deborah is the founder of two companies to help professionals maximize their careers. Goldie’s Table Matters (GTM) helps professionals maximize networking opportunities and business development. DRIVEN Professionals (DRIVEN) provides businesses the opportunity to increase employee retention and productivity in the modern workplace.



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309: Surviving the 2008 Recession and Thriving: Person-by-Person, Day-By-Day


Thu, Jul 07, 2016


Chris Haddon and his future business partner, both in their 20s, had soaked up all they could learn at their banking jobs about finance and real estate. They took the plunge in late 2007, opening Hard Money Bankers, a commercial lending company. Then, in 2008, the real estate bubble burst and the economy tanked. Focusing the business “person-by-person, day by day,” they toughed out the recession. HMB grew to $25-million in loan volume and seven-figure revenues, using web marketing to disrupt the old school market. Chris also co-authored "The Whiteboard," an Amazon #1 Bestseller.



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308: A Change in Body, Mind and Spirit Has to Start With a New Mindset


Wed, Jul 06, 2016


Kathryn Samuels was doing fine in her career in financial planning and banking, approaching middle age. But when her family moved to Florida, she realized she was at a crossroads. “I just was not happy with what I was doing.” She asked herself, “What am I doing now for free that I could turn into a viable career?” At age 47, she’s now a fitness professional who believes in total wellness – a balanced life addressing mind, body and spirit. She believes that total wellness is achieved through healthy eating, exercise, stress reduction, meditation and reflection



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307: Keep on Learning, Never Give Up, and Nurture a Childlike Love of Life


Tue, Jul 05, 2016


Jason Shurgot had two key ingredients for success: a passion to be an entrepreneur and 30 of his grandmother's wildly popular bakery recipes. But he had no collateral for a bank loan to capitalize his new venture. One year out of college, he thought, "Maybe my hopes and dreams just have to go away." Since then, he has started and deployed several businesses. A published author, he has led the creation of over 40 mobile apps, and he routinely works with Fortune 500 companies to redesign struggling departments. However, Jason's greatest passion is coaching both men and women to living their dream life.



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306: To Find Our Purpose, We Must Get Out of Our Own Way


Mon, Jul 04, 2016


Ashley Cooper underwent intense bullying as a child. The depression that followed left her virtually without hope. At 25, halfway around the world in Thailand, she questioned her own sanity as she began a 21-day vow of silence. Today, she is on a "soul mission" to helping others see their divine nature and understand that anything is possible, if they just believe. A yoga instructor, mindfulness coach, she’s the founder of The 6A Method from Pain to Power™ and co-founder of ABC Charity™- a global art project based on kids helping kids.



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305: Expert Interview: Breaking Through the Drama Cycle, with Rob B. Lowe


Fri, Jul 01, 2016


Rob B. Lowe uses the acronym DRAMA to mean, “Doing Repetitive And Meaningless Actions. This drama cycle is when you feel like you’re in the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. The goal is to switch to positive drama, Doing Resourceful And Meaningful Actions. We're not saying you can live your life without drama. Positive drama is actually good, productive and challenging. It's those repetitive, meaningless actions that are just not serving you. Life coaches can offer skills, tools and knowledge to help make a positive drama cycle that is resourceful and meaningful for you.”



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304: Using the Creativity He Was Born With, After a Few Detours


Thu, Jun 30, 2016


David Taylor II loved and admired his father, a successful African American small business owner, but knew his father’s dream was not his own. Then, at age 12 or so, his father succumbed to several strokes. A business he didn’t love fell squarely on David's shoulders. “It took me some time to come back around to realize where my strength and my desire really was, and what I was born to do. I went back to school for music, which is what I had always wanted to do.” Today he’s a best-selling author, award winning playwright, Top Ten music producer and songwriter.



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303: From Personal Experience She Encourages Women: Never Give Up!


Wed, Jun 29, 2016


Astrid’s path toward her passion was circuitous, but her desire to follow her heart remained strong. She combined some formal education with internships and a variety of entrepreneurial attempts, learning with each step. “I found a different strategy.” Today she is a creative serial solopreneur with a background in branding and design. She loves helping women business owners through online training programs, including the Astrid Mueller Brand Academy. Originally from Switzerland, she lives on beautiful Kodiak Island, Alaska, from where she connects and empowers women around the world.



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302: Writing a Script That Lets You Dream the Impossible Dream


Tue, Jun 28, 2016


Steve Taubman’s mom was a lover of Broadway musicals, amassing a collection of recordings. In his early teens, he knew he wasn’t one of the cool kids, but one vinyl album in particular awakened his sense of wonder and possibility. Years later as a trained hypnotist, his coaching and writing help clients wake up from their trances and discover a sense of possibility for themselves.



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301: Finding the Genius Inside Us All


Mon, Jun 27, 2016


Stacey J. Hentschel was acting on her childhood yearning to contribute to the world by touching people in ways that would bring them joy. Then, she was seized by a fatigue so intense she barely remembered her high-energy self. Her recovery deepened her compassion and empathy and taught her about the inner strength everyone has at a heart level. Since then, she has worked with thousands of people for over 25 years in developing visionary businesses and leaders and creating empowering relationships. She also facilitates the building of consciousness and sustainable organizations.



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300: Expert Interview: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places, with Barry Selby


Fri, Jun 24, 2016


Barry Selby is a passionate champion for the divine feminine. He helps strong, successful, single women stop short-changing their love-life. When women get manipulated and hurt it really ignites his passion to help them become wise and smart in their dating choices. He is passionate about women being honored and respected in love. “In new relationships, we tend to be attracted to what we see externally. Who we are, really, is often well below the surface, like the iceberg, maybe, five percent of the story. Be willing to take the time to explore and learn about the person in real interaction.”



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299: A Life-Long Curiosity About Everything and a Love of Learning Drives His Career


Thu, Jun 23, 2016


Joe Calloway was in his early twenties when two roads diverged in front of him: working for the President of the United States or leaving politics altogether, moving to the Pacific Northwest to help his brother-in-law start a real estate company. Today he is a leading performance expert with a client list that reads like a Who's Who in business. He is the Executive in Residence for Belmont University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, and is the author of six critically acclaimed books on business success, including “Becoming A Category of One.” He is an investor and advisor to a range of start-ups.



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298: Just by “Staying REAL,” She Works with Celebrities, Presidents & Olympians


Wed, Jun 22, 2016


Rhonda Barrymore was divorced, with two kids at a young age. She had to get a job. She started working as a make-up artist and one of her first clients was Diane von Furstenberg, who had recently introduced a cosmetic line. From then on, she says, “I became known as a celebrity make-up artist.” Self-taught as a make-up artist and stylist, she went on to work with Presidents and First Ladies, and with TV networks at Olympic Games since 1996.



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297: Creating Change that Lasts Through Genuine Transformation


Tue, Jun 21, 2016


Steve Cockram was well into a teaching career he loved. “I thought I would be there forever.” Then, he felt a call to be a pastor. His three years of ministerial training included many practical field placements. Not one of them prepared him to run a nightclub. Today he runs a global transformational consultancy that works with leaders, teams and organizations. He is a charismatic public speaker and recognized expert in the fields of personality, communication, apprenticeship and driving team performance. He is fiercely practical and committed to “Applied Leadership Learning.”



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296: Shifting Her Career to Follow Her Passion Gives Sense of Authenticity


Mon, Jun 20, 2016


Joanie Connell always liked making things and solving problems and was fascinated by the math and science behind how things work. With her electrical engineering degree from Harvard, Silicon Valley seemed like the perfect place to launch her career. After staying up into the wee hours of the morning debugging circuitry, for days on end, however, she had to face the hard truth…. She earned a doctorate in psychology from UC Berkeley and now specializes in leadership assessment, development and retention for all levels. She is also an executive coach and the author of "Flying Without a Helicopter: How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life."



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295: Expert Interview: Be Bold, Awaken and Claim Your Authority, with T. Allen Hanes


Fri, Jun 17, 2016


T. Allen Hanes has a passion for helping entrepreneurs, business owners, authors, speakers and coaches to be bold and position themselves as the go-to person and the authority in their niche. He and his team have created over 600 bestselling authors to date. A retired U.S. Navy photographer and video producer and bestselling author, he loves teaching entrepreneurs and corporate refugees around the globe how to awaken and claim their expertise through publishing and media. He's been widely featured on mainstream media, including CNN, CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC.



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294: A Business of Packing Adventure and Passion Into Your Life Story


Thu, Jun 16, 2016


Rye Taylor was sitting on a porch swing, listening to complaints about Aunt Eunice’s bunions. His childhood adventures in Africa’s Zambesi River Valley were a distant memory. He realized he’d made a terrible mistake in the trajectory toward his life’s passion. Something had to change. Years later, his motto is: "Build a better business by telling a better story." When he isn’t helping others craft amazing stories, he can be found speaking about storytelling in business and creating his own unforgettable audio at www.ryetaylor.com.



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293: From Her English Seaside Home She “Helps Entrepreneurs Get Stuff Done”


Wed, Jun 15, 2016


Susan Weeks competed with 2,000 applicants for a coveted programming job at a new Nissan factory in Sunderland, UK. She won one of only two positions offered. The work was challenging but she felt like a square peg in a round hole. When a new start-up hit town, new vistas suddenly emerged. Today she is a busy online implementation specialist, podcast producer and video marketer who helps entrepreneurs create clarity, simplify strategy and tame technology. A single mum, she’s happily settled in a small seaside town on the East Yorkshire Coast of England.



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292: His Life Makes Most Sense to Him in the Rearview Mirror


Tue, Jun 14, 2016


Tom Schwab had completed four years at the U.S. Naval Academy, an outstanding education paid for in full by Uncle Sam. Then, in his senior year he found out that he wasn’t physically qualified to be in the military at all. “My path only makes sense in the rearview mirror.” Today he helps clients break through the noisy digital world to get more web traffic, leads and customer fans. An inbound marketing engineer, his refreshingly different approach focuses on supercharging time-tested strategies.



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291: Fears Behind Her, She’s Sold on Helping Women Make it Big


Mon, Jun 13, 2016


Melinda Chen loved the world of international sales, dealing with different cultures, wearing elegant business suits into corporate offices. Then she got an opportunity to leave the corporate world and venture out on her own. She had a crucial decision to make. Her decision to become an entrepreneur equipped her with experiences to share with other women. A sales coach today, her company, Women Making Big Sales, allows female entrepreneurs to start connecting and sell to big clients. Her vision is to really inspire female entrepreneurs to dream big, and make their business as big as possible.



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290: Expert Interview: Why Don't CFOs Get the Power of Branding? with Jim Gregory


Fri, Jun 10, 2016


Jim Gregory, marketing expert, explains how marketers are caught in a Catch 22 situation: they know the tremendous value of branding but face a gap created by generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP) that simply don’t take this into consideration. Much has dramatically changed in the concepts and methods of valuation since 1975, but accounting methods have not kept up. A leading expert on measuring the power of corporate brands and their impact on financial performance, Jim has written five books on branding, including Powerhouse – The Secrets of Corporate Branding.



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289: Financial Success at 21 Brought Him Little Satisfaction


Thu, Jun 09, 2016


Ryan Magdziarz won a scholarship and got into the private high school of his dreams in Melbourne, Australia. He was a nervous and shy 13-year-old, but hardworking. Then, one morning he awakened to hear his father shouting into the phone, “What do you mean you’re not coming back?” Ryan Magdziarz is now an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and founder of Winning International, which he scaled to seven figures at the age of 21. Ryan’s company helps coaches take their business to seven figures and beyond, creating an amazing impact on many people’s lives



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288: A 7-Year-Old’s Love of Animals Thrives Today as Her Gentle Barn Foundation


Wed, Jun 08, 2016


Ellie Laks couldn’t sit still for the service at her family’s Orthodox Jewish temple. As a five-year-old, it felt like torture to her. Faking a trip to the restroom, she slipped out the temple door. Suddenly, she was covered head to toe in Monarch butterflies. At seven, she defiantly told her parents, “You’ll see! When I grow up I’ll have a huge place full of animals! And I’ll show the world how beautiful they are!” Today she cares for hundreds of unwanted animals at her childhood dream, The Gentle Barn.



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287: His Childhood Up for Grabs, He Juggles His Way into a Creative Career


Tue, Jun 07, 2016


Barry Friedman was five when his parents divorced. Suddenly everything was up in the air, and he and his brothers were facing uncertainty. When his grandmother sent him to summer camp, he faced two choices, and one involved a “hot, smelly box of a room in San Fernando Valley.” He opted for juggling because it was taught by the pool, but he took to it immediately. “I never put those balls down at the end of that summer camp!" He and another camper did a little show together. People were laughing and applauding. He knew his life would never be the same.



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286: Looking Deeper, She Finds Hidden Meaning and Purpose in Names, Numbers


Mon, Jun 06, 2016


Rachel Flower was going through university, studying physics, always trying to perform well, hoping somehow to make the world right. She was putting out a lot of effort, getting straight A's, but inside she struggled. In hindsight, she saw she was not living her passion. Depression followed, which led her to make a 180-degree turn when she earned her degree. Today, she coaches artists and entrepreneurs and uses a precise system of spiritual numerology called soul contract reading to help people get to the core of their purpose and passion.



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285: Expert Interview: Rethinking Retirement—Prospering after 50, with Thomas O’Grady, Ph.D.


Fri, Jun 03, 2016


Dr. Thomas O’Grady, an economist, walks listeners through rethinking retirement and prospering long after 50. Life expectancy is approaching 90. Many active years ahead offer opportunities for pursuing new careers and interests. “Approach the new reality from an optimistic standpoint,” economist O’Grady advises. “You can learn and do new things. Think of the kinds of careers that will be available in the future. You may be doing something full-time now and decide on some new or other work you will do on the side. Or, you may decide to start your own business.”



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284: Untraditional Upbringing Shapes Unique Perspective on Work and Life


Thu, Jun 02, 2016


Jason Thelen was a top corporate sales guy, making what he called “an embarrassing amount of money.” He had all the trappings that went with it—the watches, cars, suits, and the things. But the more money he made, the more money he needed. And he needed it faster than he was bringing it in. With those days behind him, Jason is the founder and chief adventure officer of Argo Adventure Labs. He has devoted the last 20 years of his life to pursuing adventure, while continuously striving to learn ways to support the integration of mind, body and spirit, which is vital to sustaining high performance.



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283: Her Early Decision to "Go For It!" Launched a Life of Perseverance


Wed, Jun 01, 2016


Jo Hausman knew she wanted more when she was a single mom in her early 20s. For starters, she wanted to see some places other than her native South Dakota. But with a toddler two and a half years old, there was no shortage of people telling her she was crazy. Today she holds an MBA in Business with Entrepreneurship from the University of Sioux Falls. She owns several small businesses and is a real estate investor and city council alderwoman. She is the author of Go For It! A Woman’s Guide to Perseverance.



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282: Despite Upward Career Trajectory, Nothing Sparked His Imagination


Tue, May 31, 2016


Josh Doody was in a job he liked, doing work he enjoyed. But as he sized up the company and the prospects it offered, the 30-year upward trajectory, ending with a retirement party, didn’t spark his imagination. Instead, he just felt antsy. So, he took everything he’d learned, began helping others, and went out on his own. He wrote Fearless Salary Negotiation, a number one Best Seller on Amazon.com, and created online courses to help people learn how to negotiate like a pro and improve their own lives.



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281: Her Revolutionary Club Tells Women: Career Happiness, Nothing Less!


Mon, May 30, 2016


Christie Mims looked at the people around her on the DC Metro. They looked like they had died years before but their bodies were still doing the daily commute. A voice inside her said, “This can NOT be my life!” So, she created The Revolutionary Club, the number one destination for smart women who are unwilling to settle for anything less than career happiness. She coaches smart women how to build networks as career safety nets.



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280: Expert Interview: How to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind for Success, with Dr. Steve Taubman


Fri, May 27, 2016


Dr. Steve Taubman, today’s expert, tells how to reprogram your subconscious mind for success, and how to wake up from the hypnotic state of which you may be unaware. He is a physician, hypnotist, magician, mindfulness coach and the best-selling author of Unhypnosis: How to Wake Up, Start Over, and Create the Life You're Meant to Live. Dr. Steve has performed for and coached top celebrities and movie stars, and has shared the stage with legendary motivational speakers like the late Zig Ziglar.



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279: A Young Man’s Career Crash Helps Him Teach About Success on the Inside


Thu, May 26, 2016


Corey Gladwell already owned a restaurant and a nightclub at 23. For a high school drop-out, this was success. Two years into the business, standing on the balcony of his nightclub late at night, he felt empty and unfulfilled. Everything started to crumble. He began a practice of deep meditation for almost four years and wrote the insights and realizations that came to him. Rebuilding his life from the inside out, he is now in the top seven percent in his industry. He got back ten times the material things he had lost, but more importantly he is enjoying deep, loving relationships in his life.



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278: Hospitality and Self-Compassion: Key Ingredients in her Success Recipe


Wed, May 25, 2016


Deborah Goldstein owned a thriving and critically acclaimed restaurant at age 32, fulfilling a dream she’d nurtured since she was 10. But she realized her life was one-dimensional. To find the balance her heart cried out for, she made a bold decision. She founded two companies to help professionals maximize their careers: Goldie’s Table Matters (GTM) and DRIVEN Professionals. GTM focuses on networking and business development. DRIVEN helps businesses with employee retention and productivity, using a holistic approach in a three-part development cycle: professional, business and personal.



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277: His Family Lost to HIV, He Helps Others Grieve and Live Life After Loss


Tue, May 24, 2016


Benjamin Allen saw the oncoming car speeding straight toward him at deadly speed. As his head crashed into the windshield—for a split-second—he felt indescribable peace. It was an out-of-body, near-death experience. He was 20 years old. Decades later, he’s still dealing with life and death. His life was devastated by the death of his wife and two children from HIV through a blood transfusion. Today he helps people learn to grieve and live life after loss.



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276: A CEO Advisor’s Low Tolerance for Suffering Keeps Her Focused on the Goal


Mon, May 23, 2016


Susan Drumm was sure NBC television would be a good fit. She had a strong passion for drama, theater and entertainment, and solid consulting credentials. She quickly learned, "You may have the best process in the world, but if the culture doesn't accept it, you're dead in the water." Today she is a CEO advisor and leadership coach. For 20-plus years she’s been teaching companies like Viacom, Cisco, L’Oreal and KPMG to harness the power of leadership teams for multi-million-dollar growth. She has degrees from Harvard Law, Carnegie Mellon and a Master’s in Drama from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.



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275: Expert Interview: Facing Your Dragon, Facing Your Fears, with Brad Axelrad


Fri, May 20, 2016


Expert Brad Axelrad sees fears as a dragon. “Facing your dragon is understanding how to find, face and ride your dragon; very simply, it’s about how to train your dragon. My approach is based on the quote, ‘The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.’ Our greatest fear is possibly our greatest gift and our money-maker. I challenge folks to look at what they're most afraid of.” Based in Costa Rica, Brad is a consultant, speaker and spiritual adventure tour facilitator. He supports coaches and consultants to leverage their fear, freeing them to create the lifestyle they desire.



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274: Coach Uses Victory Over Pain to Build "Instant" Connection with Clients


Thu, May 19, 2016


Greg Thredgold occasionally talks to old friends from school. “They'll say, ‘Boy, I wish I could go back to those days,’ and I say, ‘Not me. I hated school.’ Starting at age seven, I was molested, abused and even tortured. I'm sure that's where my mental illness came from.” Although his life has been filled with challenges, loneliness and pain—including the death of his son in 2014—he’s become an expert in surviving severe depression, panic attacks and anxiety. An international award-winning photographer and author, he is a sought after speaker and business owner.



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273: Struggling with Depression, She Learned How Masks Keep Us Down


Wed, May 18, 2016


Debbie McIntosh recalls her new life in Manchester, England, as “a fabulous time.” She was pursuing her passions in singing and acting. Then, things started unraveling: her marriage broke up, her father died tragically, and she was spiraling downward into a deep depression. She woke up one morning with an empty wine bottle in her hand and her son asleep in another room. Finally, she realized she needed help. Through personal development techniques and behavioral therapy, she learned about the mask she was wearing, and how to remove it, and now she helps individuals around the world.



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272: His Track Record Building Brands Set Him Apart from the Crowd


Tue, May 17, 2016


Jim Gregory and his wife had rocked along in their ad agency on Madison Avenue for 20 years, enjoying the creative work and their clients, but they suffered from lack of differentiation from competitors. After much thought, they decided it was time to apply to their own business the best advice they gave their clients. Today as chairman of Tenet Partners, a global brand strategy and marketing firm based in New York City, Jim is a leading expert on measuring the power of corporate brands and their impact on financial performance. He has written 5 books on branding.



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271: HR Pro’s App Helps Parents Move from Overwhelmed to Empowered


Mon, May 16, 2016


Jillian Theorgood knew in childhood she loved helping people, so much that her mother was often concerned for her safety. But at college, she decided to follow her father’s footsteps into information technology. Soon, her passion for people guided her to a career in the human resources field for more than 20 years. When her son was born with congenital heart disease, she turned her frustration with the healthcare maze toward creating a tool to ease the way for parents of children facing similar circumstances.



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270: Expert Interview: Think Like a Negotiator, with Eldonna Fernandez


Fri, May 13, 2016


Eldonna Fernandez, an expert contract negotiator says, “Whether it's a multi-million-dollar deal or getting your kids to do their homework, it’s negotiation. Mastering those skills will make you better in business, at work, and in your personal life.” She is a retired Air Force veteran with 23 years of honorable military service. She is a negotiation and contracts expert with more than 30 years of leadership, contracts management and negotiation experience and has negotiated contracts from $1 million to over $100 million, both stateside and internationally.



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269: It’s About Scale: Growing a Business by Working Less


Thu, May 12, 2016


Frank Bria knew it was time to rethink his career path when, along the way to his doctorate, he asked the question, "What's the next step after you get a Ph.D. in mathematics?” The answer: "Go to a large city, live in a basement apartment with your family, make $25,000 a year and get a post-doctorate.” After academia, Frank Bria began as an entrepreneur in financial services technology. He worked with start-ups, some selling for hundreds of millions of dollars, and some crashing in flames. He has helped some of the largest corporations on four continents grow their businesses by improving their customers’ experiences.



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268: Learning from Listening to Patients, Her Eyes Were Opened


Wed, May 11, 2016


Sachiko Komagata was grateful as a child growing up in Japan that her parents had not pressured her into a particular career, as many children’s parents did, but during her college undergraduate years the options ahead of her were limited to a few traditional occupations for women. In the U.S., her doctoral research explored a holistic approach to patient care in physical therapy. Since 2004, she has chaired the Department of Holistic Health Studies and Exercise Science at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey.



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267: Seeing a Need, Creating a Niche: A Career Path for a Post-9/11 World


Tue, May 10, 2016


Raffaele Di Giorgio had wanted to be a police officer, but that didn’t quite do it for him. Military service and being an EMT and a security officer left him longing for something more. He found a need and a niche in shaping the ways emergency medical care and security services are provided worldwide. He is a mentor, instructor, a field operations specialist and an author. When not actively engaged in teaching, Raffaele stays active in the field at various operational levels, providing government agencies with protection and medical services throughout the world.



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266: Career and Personal Success Spring from Practicing Mindfulness


Mon, May 09, 2016


Tamara Dorris' confidence was high after healing herself after doctors told her nothing could be done. She took the lessons she had learned in self-healing and prepared to apply them to selling houses. Then, the real estate market crashed, ushering in the worst economy since the Great Depression. Tamara is now a best-selling author, adjunct professor, radio host, and longtime real estate professional who says she has “gone crazy selling houses, loves yoga, and is addicted to personal and spiritual development.”



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265: Expert Interview: Do The Things Only You Can Do, with Susan Drumm


Fri, May 06, 2016


Susan Drumm, a CEO advisor and leadership coach for executives, their teams and entrepreneurs, believes "It's more important than ever to work strategically, which is about doing the things that only you can do.” Susan has spent over two decades teaching companies like Viacom, Cisco, L’Oreal and KPMG how to harness the power of leadership to launch their teams towards multi-million-dollar growth. Now, she brings her best tools and training to help entrepreneurs do the same. Susan has degrees from Harvard Law, Carnegie Mellon and a Master’s in Drama from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.



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264: Dating Quandaries Lead Him to the Divine Feminine


Thu, May 05, 2016


Barry Selby was a high school-aged teenager in England when he noticed that the girls always seemed to be dating guys who weren’t right for them. They were getting hurt, repeatedly, by their bad choices. He felt frustrated. Why couldn’t they see what he saw? Today, Barry is a passionate champion for the divine feminine. He helps strong, successful, single women stop short-changing their love-life. When women get manipulated and hurt it really ignites his passion to help them become wise and smart in their dating choices. He is passionate about women being honored and respected in love.



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263: A Child’s Love of Nature Drives Her Passion for Sustainability


Wed, May 04, 2016


Pamela Peeters’ family moved from Holland to the Belgian countryside. “I began observing the space around me, sharing the love I had for nature.” By age 12, she was already finding ways to help the environment by creating a magazine. Pursuing her passion, she became an environmental economist. With two Masters Degrees under her belt and two theses on sustainable development, she moved to the U.S. in 1999. She created Our Planet TV show, the Sustainable Planet Film Festival and Sustainability Week NYC and Belgium, and a weekly radio show, Our Sustainable Planet, on local National Public Radio.



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262: Aussie Coach’s Surreal Teenage Moment Is a Key Part of His Story


Tue, May 03, 2016


Rob B. Lowe was sitting in class at age 13, suddenly drippingsweat. He recalls “an organ-boiling fever” of 106 degreesFahrenheit, the severe onset of malaria. In his hospital bed, hisfamily far away, the Australian teen faced a surreal experience. Inrecent years, the process of becoming a life coach,certified inneurolinguistic programming, has given him tools for understandinghis life story. He recognizes the lifelong survival mode that wasevident in his response to malaria. He uses his newfound energy toreach up and out, and give people an opportunity to build their ownbest versions of themselves.



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261: Air Force Ad Changed Her Life With a Career and a Dynamic Vision


Mon, May 02, 2016


Eldonna Lewis Fernandez was working a dead-end job at a soon-to-be-defunct discount store. Arriving home one day, she found an eviction notice on the door and no sign of her father. She had no idea what to do next. An Air Force recruiting message changed her life. Today, looking back on her 23-year career in the U.S. Air Force, she says, “I ended up with two Associate’s degrees, a Bachelor's degree, and then in the contracting career field as a contract specialist.” Those skills and experiences form the basis of her company, Dynamic Vision International, Inc.



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260: Expert Interview: How to Be Your True Self in an Interview, with Susan Bernstein, Ph.D.


Fri, Apr 29, 2016


Dr. Susan Bernstein advises job seekers How to Be Your True Self in an Interview in this Expert Interview. Dr. Bernstein has delivered career and executive coaching for smart, high-performing professionals seeking to boost their career satisfaction for over 20 years. She guides her clients to create work that fits, on their terms. Her deep understanding of the workplace and career transformation comes from her pioneering research, as well as from her own radical career re-invention from management consulting to executive coaching.



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259: Overcoming Childhood Biases, He Trusts His Sharp Mind and Heart


Thu, Apr 28, 2016


Thomas O’Grady, Ph.D., endured bias and ridicule from teachers,counselors and other students—and was almost fast-tracked to the slow lane—simply because he didn't look like everyone else. Now successful in a range of fields, he had helped a wide range of businesses and people, including Lee Iacocca and Alan Greenspan.



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258: Even in Poverty, She Learned Her Life Has Purpose and Happiness


Wed, Apr 27, 2016


Tula Coomes returned home at age 15 from boarding school in the United Kingdom to Zimbabwe, Africa, to discover that her grandmother–the woman who was her mother, her father, who was everything to her–did not even know who Tula was. Something had to change. She used her own trauma as she became a mental health nurse. Today, as a transformational coach, she helps others find their purpose in life through her coaching, counseling and her e-book, Transformational Starter Kit: 6 Secrets You Need to Unlock Your Life and Never Look Back.



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257: A Navy Life Teaches Sailor About Gratitude, Leadership and Authority


Tue, Apr 26, 2016


T. Allen Hanes excelled in the U.S. Navy most of his adult life, becoming an accomplished photographer, sailing the globe, training new recruits. Not until 1998, facing civilian life, did he truly experience “dropping into a big blue ocean.” A video producer and bestselling author, he teaches entrepreneurs how to awaken and claim their authority through publishing and media. Featured on CNN, CBS, NBC, Fox and ABC, he has a passion for helping business owners, authors, speakers and coaches be the go-to person in their niche. He and his teams have created over 600 bestselling authors to date.



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256: Love Boat Cruise Director Didn't Work Out–So Now She Helps Others Navigate


Mon, Apr 25, 2016


Jewels Muller wanted to be like the cruise director on TV Show The Love Boat, but her parents and counselors steered her on a different course. There were complications and pitfalls in not following her passion, and she had to get honest about who she was hurting. Now a wife and a mother of twin boys, she and her family have been traveling the U.S. in a motor home for the last four years, sharing the Women's Mastermind Movement. Jewels has a passion for life and helping others reach their dreams. She is the founder and CEO of Chicks Connect.



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255: Expert Interview: How Your Students Can Prepare to be Competitive in the Global Workplace, with Ben Green


Fri, Apr 22, 2016


Ben Green, author of The Global Superstar, advises, “Square one is to just understand there are great threats and great opportunities posed by global competition. The threat: competing against seven billion people. Boil it down: for good-paying jobs, you're competing against three billion people. You have to be very competitive to get the pick of the litter for job opportunities, especially since the recession of 2008. It’s important to have a clear end in mind, and work backwards to get the education you’ll need.”



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254: From Mopping McDonald's Floors to Opening Up South Africa


Thu, Apr 21, 2016


Steve Akinboro was cleaning bathrooms and mopping floors in a London McDonald's, a long way from selling things on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria. Struggling to understand the Cockney spoken by his neighbors, a successful career seemed far in the distance. Today, he is a widely accomplished global senior operations executive in the highly competitive retail food service industry. He was instrumental in turning around Domino's Pizza and putting multiple McDonald's regions on the path to unprecedented growth and profitability.



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253: She Shows How Major Life Crisis Can Amplify Agility and Deny Injury


Wed, Apr 20, 2016


Kay Lathrop ignored the subtle messages that it was time for a change in her life. The little feather tickle became a brick. When she returned home to find her penthouse condo flooded, it felt like she’d been hit by a Mack truck. It got her attention and brought major life changes.



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252: A Former Student’s Thanks is a Prime Gift for 2016 Oscars Publicist


Tue, Apr 19, 2016


Steve Rohr was standing on the carpet on the morning of the Oscars, having handled worldwide publicity for the massive global event with 900 million viewers—a life and career defining moment. Most of the work was done when he received an email unrelated to the show. It was from a former student, and it turned out to be the highlight of his day. A public relations expert, educator, and author, Steve has taught public relations and communication at several colleges. His first book is out this month. It’s called Scared Speechless: Nine Ways to Overcome Your Fears and Captivate Your Audience.



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251: From Pizza Hut to HR to Coach: How to Reach Goals Via New Habits


Mon, Apr 18, 2016


Jen MacQuarrie was armed with a degree in psychology and a desire to help others discover their passions. She faced the reality of college loans and a job at Pizza Hut. Today she is a habit success coach and founder of a coaching practice, Bright Habits. She helps people achieve their biggest life goals step by step, one habit at a time. Jen understands the power of habits because she turned her own life around by creating a 5 A.M. wake-up habit for daily exercise and personal development. She also created time for her music passion as a guitarist and lead vocalist in a local band, Magnetic.



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250: Expert Interview: Women, It’s Time to Take the Lead, with Sharon Frame


Fri, Apr 15, 2016


Sharon Frame believes women and men have much to learn from each other in building a better workplace and improving the bottom line. The former CNN anchor says it comes from being heart-centered, authentic leaders, willing to share their unique gifts. The founder of LeadHERship™, her passion is to help women find their authentic voice, step into their space, and lead their lives and their business with power, purpose and productivity. “We can move toward inclusiveness and parity, and it doesn’t have to take 79 years to do it!”



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249: London’s Indie Music Scene Seized His Passion for Rising Artists


Thu, Apr 14, 2016


Seb Webber grew up with dyslexia on an asparagus farm outside London. He loved music but didn’t think he was all that talented. Trusting his gut—and his love of Indie music and the artists who make it—took him through dingy clubs and places he never imagined. The British, Los Angeles-based, music industry executive was named one of Billboard's "30 Under 30" in 2010. He was creative director of TIDAL, an online music platform bringing indie artists and their fans closer together, giving musicians a larger share of revenue, and co-created an app that gives Ticketmaster a run for its money.



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248: Prima Ballerina Gets Back Up After Potentially Crippling Illness


Wed, Apr 13, 2016


Kathryn Morgan began studying ballet at age three. By age eight she knew she wanted to be a professional dancer. At age eleven she beat out much older dancers in a heated competition at the New York City Ballet. She won the coveted role of Aurora in Sleeping Beauty at 21. Then, overnight, this gifted performer could no longer physically endure even one hour a day of practice. Promoted to soloist in 2009, Kathryn was stricken with an autoimmune illness in 2012 and left the company. Her health restored, she performs again and also reaches out to others through YouTube and social media.



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247: His Emergency Software Protects Those That Matter Most


Tue, Apr 12, 2016


Cole Smith reveals the priorities behind his school safety software in terms of juggling. “Your business and your hobbies are like rubber balls, but your key relationships and family are a glass ball. Drop the first two and they bounce right back up. Let that glass ball drop and it shatters to pieces.” Founder of Tresit Group, a company that specializes in proactive solutions to help schools manage emergencies in real-time. Protecting others as a member of the U.S. military and Department of State, now he is giving teachers and law enforcement the right tools to keep safe those that matter most.



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246: She Turned a Hostile “What’s Your Problem?!” into a Video Career


Mon, Apr 11, 2016


As a 20-something Southern model in Manhattan, Janet Arneau practiced her “person-in-the-street” reports in Times Square. Microphone in hand, camera man in tow, she approached total strangers and asked them questions for unseen producers. Quickly, she learned the popular New York greeting: “WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?!” Her career in the entertainment business began at age 5 on the local Romper Room in Charleston, South Carolina. Her acting credits include appearing in 16 films, 40 theatrical productions, television commercials and roles on hit TV programs such as the FX channel’s “RESCUE ME”.



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245: Expert Interview: The State of Health in America Today, or the Lack Thereof, with Rosanne Lindsay


Fri, Apr 08, 2016


Rosanne Lindsay warns that too many Americans are putting their health at risk by following myths and misconceptions. She learned this truth when she faced profound hypothyroidism head on, turning her back on the wisdom of so-called experts. Rosanne came to healing through her own journey of reversing her illness naturally, from which she discovered her gifts as a healer. Her mission as a naturopath, writer, health freedom activist, and author is to guide others on their journey to heal themselves.



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244: Air Force Academy Pilot Has Rush of Flying–With Feet on the Ground


Thu, Apr 07, 2016


Matt Miller found something that gives him the same rush he felt when flying supersonic T-38 fighter jets. And, he does it with both feet on the ground. After 9 years as an Air Force pilot and flight instructor, his career soared as a top performer in the corporate world. Soon, he developed a passion for teaching other people how to succeed and build a passive income, from the ground up.



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243: Sharing “Energy Solutions” for Holistic Personal & Business Growth


Wed, Apr 06, 2016


Sheevaun Moran’s husband died suddenly. A misdiagnosis brought her own near-death experience. Learning to focus energy, she developed techniques to bring rapid holistic growth and recovery to herself, other individuals and companies. Today, as a business advisor, master coach, quantum energy thought leader and the founder of Energetic Solutions, she has worked with over 15,000 entrepreneurs. She combines her corporate experience, rapid growth expertise and unique approach using energetic techniques and principles to help small businesses grow into big conglomerates.



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242: Resisting Outside Pressure Proved the Power of Decision


Tue, Apr 05, 2016


Brian Kurtz resisted parental pressure to go into a profession. He became an English major instead. Later, faced with a choice between a writing position at Boardroom, Inc. or a branch of marketing few even knew existed, he had to look deep inside himself. A serial direct marketer for almost 35 years, he says he never met a medium he didn't like. Recently, he left his beloved Boardroom Inc., where he was responsible for the mailing of close to 2 billion pieces of direct mail. As founder of Titans Marketing LLC, his mission is to be the bridge between the eternal truths of direct response marketing and state-of-the-art direct response marketing today.



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241: From Rock Bottom, She Helps Women Create Lives of Success


Mon, Apr 04, 2016


Jenn Scalia was facing a mountain of debt, divorce, and single parenthood—with some depression thrown in for good measure—when she launched her business. Failure was a distinct possibility. Working for one of the largest casinos in Atlantic City, she also knew something about risk. What she learned from fear and adversity determined how she targeted her audience and shaped her style. Today she is a visibility strategist for entrepreneurs who want to make an impact. Known for her tough love, no-B.S. style, she went from rock bottom to creating a six-figure business.



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240: Expert Interview: Turning Weeders to Leaders, with Jeff McManus


Fri, Apr 01, 2016


Cultivating and connecting a team of people is a lot like growing a garden, says landscape specialist Jeff McManus. Once the vegetable falls off the plant, it starts to rot. If it's not attached and growing, it's rotting.” At Ole Miss, the people who care for the plants are showing the importance of cultivating each other. The creator of Weeders to Leaders, Jeff is director of landscape services at the University of Mississippi, affectionately known as “Ole Miss.” The program sprang from his love of growing plants, but quickly came to be about growing the people that grow the plants.



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239: Overcoming Fears Opens Doors to Human Connection and Successes


Thu, Mar 31, 2016


Robert Hartline learned to turn his shyness and isolation into door-openers. He was an only child in a town with only one TV station, and no Internet. Fear factors into his success in a major way. So do “Don’t interrupt” and “Don’t talk to strangers”, but not as you might think. The founder of the app, Call Proof, and a serial entrepreneur, he built his businesses to where today they generate $24 Million in total revenue. His expertise (around sales and automating follow up sequences) has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and sales people, contributing to millions of dollars in additional sales.



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238: A 7-Figure Business Springs from “Making Space for Her Dream”


Wed, Mar 30, 2016


Kat Loterzo was a voracious reader from the time she was a child, and an academic all-star whose parents told her she could do anything she set her mind to. Becoming a lawyer was her goal. But something unexpected happened her first semester at university. Now, as a business coach, bestselling author and speaker, she mentors revolutionary leaders who want it all, on their terms. Having built a successful online fitness business, she draws on that experience when she mentors her coaching students how to create their own successful businesses online.



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237: A Career-Ending Injury Spawns an Unexpected Decision


Tue, Mar 29, 2016


Sidelined by a serious injury in his 20s, Duane Cummings’ promising professional soccer career suddenly looked bleak. But sage advice by a mentor and coach dramatically transformed the setback into an unexpected career decision. Today, he lives with a single purpose, “To aid others, act on ideas, and achieve sensational results.” A trusted advisor to organizations and individuals around the world in professional and personal development, he is an author, entrepreneur, coach, and consultant. He speaks regularly on entrepreneurship, leadership, communication, sales, and finding your purpose.



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236: French-American Actor Trusted Her Childhood Love of the Stage


Mon, Mar 28, 2016


At age 14, Carine Montbertrand recalls, “I remember watching a dance performance and it was so exciting. I said to myself, ‘This is what I want to do.’ I did the conventional going to college and stuff like that, which I'm glad I did. But, ever since then, even if people in my family didn't want me to do it, I still knew, deep inside, that’s what I was going to do, whether I said it out loud or not.” As a professional actress, she has performed off Broadway and throughout the U.S. She is an award winning narrator of audiobooks and is an acting teacher specializing in Commedia dell'Arte. Carine has also donated her time at New York City’s Rikers Island as part of an outreach program of the Stella Adler Studio School of Acting.



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235: Expert Interview: How to Crack the Funding Code, with John Livesay


Fri, Mar 25, 2016


Only 1% of entrepreneurs’ pitches to angel investors or venture capitalists ever get funded. When John Livesay and his partner Judy Robinett figured out all of that unsuccessful 99% were making the same mistake in their money seeking efforts, they knew they had a viable service to offer. Funding strategist John Livesay helps CEOs craft a compelling pitch that engages investors in a way that inspires them to join a startup’s team. He hosts The Successful Pitch podcast with investors from around the world and partners with Judy Robinett at Crack The Funding Code to help founders get funded.



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234: From Childhood Disability and Door-to-Door Salesman, He’s Now the “Rapid Growth Guy”


Thu, Mar 24, 2016


Matthew Pollard’s childhood dyslexia diagnosis was wrong, but by the time that got straightened out, he was already in high school. He had to learn to read all over again. “I had a face full of acne, braces, and I was ridiculously introverted and shy. I was reading at a sixth-grade level. My only job option was as a commission-only door-to-door salesperson.“ Now he specializes in helping organizations create meteoric growth. He calls himself the Rapid Growth Guy. 



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233: Helping Female Indie Musicians Turn Their Passion into a Business


Wed, Mar 23, 2016


As a little girl and a budding musician, Bree Noble used to sing along to the radio. Now she has her own online radio show and podcasts, helping women in Indie music find an audience and practice their art as a viable business. Striking that balance between music and marketing, and teaching it to entrepreneurial women of substance is her fulltime passion. As an entrepreneur, musician and speaker, she founded Women of Substance Radio & Podcast to promote quality female artists in all genres. Her podcast, Female Entrepreneur Musician features successful female Indie artists and industry pros.



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232: Success Means a Life of Freedom


Tue, Mar 22, 2016


Andrew Lock was named the top student in his school for business studies at age 15. At graduation, he recalls, “I didn't have a clear path as to what I wanted to do, but my biggest passion was for video production. I didn't go to college or university because I felt I could learn what I needed to learn on my own.” He spent hours and hours in the library, soaking up all he could…. Andrew is now the creator and host of “Help My Business!”–a free, weekly Web TV show that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners build a better business and stand out from the crowd.



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231: Expanding Her Career Helps Her Deliver WOW!


Mon, Mar 21, 2016


From an early age Anissa Holmes knew she had the heart of an entrepreneur. But because there were no entrepreneurs in her family she thought the only path to success would mean becoming a dentist, doctor or lawyer. She built a highly successful dental practice for 13 years, but the entrepreneurial voice inside her would not abate. Living in Jamaica, Anissa has now mastered the skill of using social media to build her cosmetic dentistry practice and help dentists around the world build their own practices.



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230: Expert Interview: How Detoxification Will Save Your Life, with Hilde Larsen


Fri, Mar 18, 2016


Hilde Larsen’s health began a dramatic decline at age 38. Diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis and Lyme Disease, her symptoms were many and lingered for years. Finally taking her health into her own hands, she stopped taking all her meds and started searching, studying and reading everything she could find. Hilde Larsen became passionate about detoxification after using it to pull her health back from the abyss. A certified health and wellness coach and detox specialist, she helps others find the health and passion to go from merely surviving to thriving.



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229: Is YouTube for You? His Passion Says, "Just DO It!"


Thu, Mar 17, 2016


Dusty Porter is a content creator at heart. At 18 or 19, while working a day job, he started making and posting  YouTube videos, and more or less forgetting about them. Then one day he heard from YouTube, asking if he would like to be a YouTube partner. “I didn’t really know what that meant, so I did some research,” he said. "I began to realize, maybe there is something there."

 



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228: Feed Your Skin Food—Not Poison


Wed, Mar 16, 2016


Trina Felber was seven weeks pregnant when she glanced at the ingredient label on her “organic and natural” moisturizer. “There were carcinogens, endocrine disrupters, things like that. They were not just harming me but also the little one growing inside me at that time.” Having already experienced one miscarriage, she knew something had to change. Trina founded Primal Life Organics Paleo Skincare Company and has created 100 food-based skincare solutions to feed the skin.



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227: Trial Lawyer Launches “Killer Legal Reality Radio” Podcast


Tue, Mar 15, 2016


Joseph J. Balliro, Jr. has practiced criminal defense and civil law for the past 29 years in Massachusetts and nationwide, and is the son of the dean of the defense bar, Joseph J. Balliro, Sr., who has practiced criminal defense for over 65 years. As he approached his third decade as a criminal defense attorney, he wanted to find a way to help people steer clear of that one wrong turn that could land them in jail. He created the podcast Killer Legal Reality Radio, in which he features both the insights of top attorneys and offenders who have made life changes, even if they’re locked up.



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226: Supermodel / Therapist Teaches Beauty from the Inside


Mon, Mar 14, 2016


Susan Miner, M.A., went from posing as a model to serving as a psychology professor and counselor. As an international supermodel, Susan represented such powerhouses as Vogue, Elle, Revlon and L’Oreal. As president of Beauty from the Inside Out, Susan is a workshop facilitator and counselor. Her expertise as a supermodel and therapist merged into one passion: To raise your inner peace and beauty. Susan's unique approach combines energy healing and traditional psychological techniques. “We do all have a purpose, and mine is to help people emotionally.”



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225: Expert Interview: Work-Life Balance Is a Myth, with Slava Gorovoy


Fri, Mar 11, 2016


Slava Gorovoy is recognized as one of the most valued experts in business and leadership coaching in Asia and Pacific. He draws his expertise from over 15 years of experience working with professionals and businesses across military, corporate and small business sectors. Slava has helped hundreds of people to unlock their career, business and life potentials, so they can experience the ultimate joy of living. “We live in one of the best times in human history. If we don't utilize the time for getting that work-life balance right now, when is it going to happen?”



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224: Passion with Purpose Is Music to His Ears


Thu, Mar 10, 2016


Kavit Haria started his first online business in 2005 selling marketing education to musicians. After repeated failures, he built a thriving online business using intricate, automated sales and marketing funnels. Using those tools, he built an email list of more than 100,000 musicians and generated over a million dollars in sales per year. In 2008 he founded Insider Internet Success, helping people discover profitable business ideas and set up automated sales funnels. He blogs weekly at InsiderInternet.com and writes an inspiring daily email to 15,000 business owners.
 
 
 

 



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223: Through Life’s “Negatives” She Grasps the Mastery of Wellness


Wed, Mar 09, 2016


Michelle Powell is the author of the bestselling book The Mastery of Wellness and has been in the health industry since 2003. She is internationally qualified as a holistic health practitioner and inner wellness specialist. Michelle calls upon her personal and professional experiences to help each individual to reclaim their wellbeing and happiness. She firmly believes that one size does not fit all, and coaches each individual with careful attention to their unique needs, circumstances and goals. “You’ve got to find what it is that makes you passionate and excited every day.”



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222: Peak Performance Coach Urges: Surround Yourself with Greatness


Tue, Mar 08, 2016


Todd Herman is the founder of The Peak Athlete, a mental toughness training and sports research company, advising pro and Olympic athletes for over 18 years. He’s also creator of 'The 90 Day Year' program, a goal achievement system used by athletes, entrepreneurs and high profile companies, as well as government agencies around the world. “I agree, working smart is important. But there is no substitute for working hard. I can't take someone who is fundamentally lazy and turn them into someone successful.”



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221: Food Beginning with Passion, Gratitude & Love—Hecho Con Amor


Mon, Mar 07, 2016


Delani Gianna is a young entrepreneur residing in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She comes from a long history of chefs, cooks, and restaurateurs. For the last four years, she has dedicated her energy to creating Hecho Con Amor, a catering and private chef service that provides beautiful food and quality personalized service.  Hecho Con Amor translates to "Made With Love". She takes tremendous pride in her work. Every dish begins with passion, gratitude, and love. She offers services in San Miguel de Allende and Sayulita, Mexico.



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220: Expert Interview: Finding Your Life's Path, with Louise Armstrong


Fri, Mar 04, 2016


Louise Armstrong is on a mission to help women have a bright future making the second half of their lives the BETTER half! She achieves this through her online coaching business and seeing clients face-to-face using a simple, logical program that gives the client a positive outlook on life, removing destructive beliefs so that her clients are able to move forward using their intuition and achieving their goals. By incorporating these steps into their daily lives, results become permanent and people start to live life with grace and ease.



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219: Using Technology to Connect Entrepreneurs with Customers


Thu, Mar 03, 2016


Kahlil Wyche is an entrepreneur, local marketing and social media expert who has been connecting people and products through technology for 19 years. As founder of Catering to Your Whims, Inc., and KGW Enterprises, he draws on his experience in marketing, sales and business development to create a platform for professionals to promote their work, share their expertise and interact with consumers. Kahlil and Elena, his wife of 21 years, reside in southern New Jersey with their two teenage children.



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218: Your Go-To Expert to Harness the Power of Video in Your Business


Wed, Mar 02, 2016


Mimika Cooney began building her reputation as the go-to video expert in her native South Africa. Today she is also a skilled videographer, photographer, TV host, author, speaker and coach. Her passion is helping entrepreneurs build their businesses with video, branding and online marketing strategies. Now based in Charlotte, North Carolina, she has run four successful businesses in three countries and is the host of her own web show Mimika TV. She is the founder of "Video Creators Hub” a membership platform that teaches entrepreneurs how to harness the power of video.



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217: Compassionate Teacher Coaches Clients in the “Senses of the Soul”


Tue, Mar 01, 2016


GuruMeher means “compassionate teacher”. He has taught Kundalini Yoga and trained teachers for 35 years. He is a professional life coach and author of Senses of the Soul, a book and complete system of training in emotional self-therapy for personal strength, healing and inner guidance. He offers private and group coaching, live workshops and web courses at SensesOfTheSoul.com. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.



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216: Journalist-Chef’s Experiences Lead to Stories She Is Meant to Tell


Mon, Feb 29, 2016


Phyllis Gillis is the founder and CEO of FoodPathsŽ, Inc., serial storytelling connecting farmers with families at the crossroads of food. An award-winning writer and photojournalist, Phyllis brings behind-the-scenes authenticity to the stories of people who grow our food, and what we eat. Her diverse and successful career spans the worlds of journalism, wines, and the culinary arts. She is formerly a contributing editor of Parents Magazine, and the author of 3 books.



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215: Expert Interview: How to Reinvent Yourself from Employee to Entrepreneur, with Bill Seagraves


Fri, Feb 26, 2016


William R. (Bill) Seagraves, president and founder of CatchFire Funding, of Parker, CO, is the author of the Penguin Random House book, Be Your Best Boss: Reinvent Yourself From Employee to Entrepreneur, released in February 2016. Himself a serial entrepreneur, Bill has been dubbed the “Mid-Career Entrepreneur Expert” and has helped more than 1,500 aspiring business owners in mid-career on the best route to successful entrepreneurship. Bill’s new book shares information about wealth building with funding and financing strategies, and best practices for building a business.



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214: Young Ozzie With Global Vision Can Help Find “Your Social Voice”


Thu, Feb 25, 2016


Kim Barrett is the founder of Your Social Voice, an online marketing and lead generation agency serving experts and small business owners. Kim got his start in the field of marketing ten years ago and has worked in accounting firms, IT companies and grain trading companies, where he focused on growing the businesses' profitability through better marketing strategies. Using his expertise with Facebook ads and other online lead generation methods, Kim took his agency from zero to $100,000 per month in sales in under a year.



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213: Learning from Looking at Life on the Slopes at 50km per Hour


Wed, Feb 24, 2016


PollyEsther was born in the Netherlands in 1966. After immigrating to Australia in 1995, she went through a stressful year of adjusting to a new lifestyle which was the beginning of the road to self-development, health and happiness. Along the way she discovered that health and happiness are not caused by circumstances, something or someone, but can be found inside ourselves. Her autobiographic book “Looking @ Life” is now available on Amazon.



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212: A Career of Spinning Yarns


Tue, Feb 23, 2016


Jim Auchmutey is a writer in Atlanta, Georgia. He worked as a reporter and editor with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 29 years. His book, “The Class of '65: A Student, a Divided Town and the Long Road to Forgiveness,” is a tale of race, religion and reconciliation set at Koinonia, the communal farm in Georgia that gave birth to Habitat for Humanity. His next book will be a history of barbecue. “Find what’s at the heart of what you love—instead of a position, salary, or job. It gives you a built-in flexibility to go with your passion, instead of going with the office.”



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211: Channelling Passion and Energy into Meaningful Work


Mon, Feb 22, 2016


Melinda Ennis is board chair of GunSense Georgia which advocates for common sense policies that assure public safety and reduce gun violence, and the Executive Director of Family Connection, Glynn County, a collaborative that works to advocate for children and families. Prior to that she was the Executive Director of Georgia’s WIN List, a political action committee for women candidates. “I had to channel my passion and energy into something that was meaningful to me.” Melinda’s earlier career was as a senior level marketing executive for several corporations and advertising agencies.



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210: Expert Interview: How To Create An Unstoppable Mindset, with Vicky Murgatroyd


Fri, Feb 19, 2016


Vicky Murgatroyd coaches female entrepreneurs to dramatic mindset transformations that empower them for success. She explains, “Creating an unstoppable mindset is your seat of absolute freedom. Whatever you’ve got running through your mind—whatever habits of thinking and feeling you’ve created—is what you’re ultimately going to create in your life. The first step is just to become aware of how and what you’re thinking. Then you can choose to create a new, unstoppable mindset to reach your goals.”



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209: You Oughta Be in Pictures – Building Your Biz with Live Video


Thu, Feb 18, 2016


Casey Zeman has built a 7-figure company using live video and webinars, and now he is passionate about bringing these media to you. He’s figured out what works and what doesn't in webinars, live broadcasts, video and what makes a truly engaged audience. Casey is the bestselling author of Build Your Audience with Live Video, founder of the webinar platform, EasyWebinar (software that does both live and automated webinars) and the new Periscope analytic and marketing software Fullscope.Tv.



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208: Helping Leaders Build Self-Confidence and Success


Wed, Feb 17, 2016


Teresa Wallace was training sharp shooters in the Army when she recognized she has a knack for teaching and coaching. Today she strategizes with the best and brightest in their fields, helping achievers strengthen self-confidence and hit their targets. She is the President of Agility Leadership Coaching and the Sunday Serenity Leadership Coach. In her work with leaders, Teresa uses a three-step process—Aware, Act, Achieve—to help her clients learn new skills to address new challenges and get their confidence and peak performance back, so they can REST instead STRESS on Sunday nights.



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207: At 71, “Never Too Late to Be You,” Says 40-Year Marketing Prof


Tue, Feb 16, 2016


After 40 years as a marketing professor and consultant, last year Larry Rosenberg turned his joy of singing into a new career, at the age of 71. He launched The Larry Show – inspirational entertainment to help people heal, grow and share, as he has done with his life. He created two one-man musical shows, based on his life story, and performed them in the U.S. and overseas. He found his life dream, passion and purpose. “My message is, it's never too late to follow your dream. It's your life—not anybody else's—so go out and find your passion and follow your purpose.”



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206: Transform Your Career by Harnessing Your Innate Power


Mon, Feb 15, 2016


Susan Bernstein helps people transform their careers by taking control of their innate power—whether they're sensitive, emotional, or just plain stuck—and using it to claim the next rung on their personal success ladder. She does this with a blend of MBA sensibilities and 20 years of corporate experience, plus the ability to zero in and support people in their core issues through her Ph.D. in Mind/Body Psychology. “The intellect is great, but it's more of the tool. The driver is really how we want to feel in the world. Our impulses and instincts can help guide us. They're signposts.”



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205: Expert Interview: Branding Yourself Using Brain-Friendly Principles, with Megan Kent


Fri, Feb 12, 2016


Megan Kent has spent much of her career working for the world’s top advertising agencies. shaping brand strategies for many of the world’s most influential brands (BMW, Coca-Cola, New York Times, Microsoft, Brand USA.) Her passion for understanding people’s relationships with brands drove her to study not only WHAT people think, but HOW. Distilling her learning in this area—combining it with 20+ years in marketing—has led her to create Brain-Friendly BrandingŽ - 8 essential principles for creating brands a brain can love. It’s a proprietary system for helping brands connect more powerfully with people.



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204: “You Can ReLaunch Your Life and Start Over with Confidence”


Thu, Feb 11, 2016


Joel Boggess is the go-to guy for clarity, confidence and direction. He’s the guy people call when they’re feeling stuck, under-challenged or overwhelmed. As a syndicated radio host, bestselling author, and life coach, Joel teaches people how to relaunch their lives and start over with confidence. His podcast, ReLaunch, was named by Podcasters’ Paradise as the “Most Inspirational” and “Best Overall” podcast of 2015, and has recently passed the one million listens mark. “One thing I've come to understand is that people want to be challenged. But you’ve got to challenge them in the right way.”



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203: Duke Business Prof Offers Tips for Reinventing You to Stand Out


Wed, Feb 10, 2016


Dorie Clark is the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine. A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she teaches at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and is a consultant and speaker for clients such as Google, Morgan Stanley, and the World Bank. For those making career transitions, she advises, “I am very much an advocate of people doing things in a measured and responsible way, with a clear strategy.”



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202: Former Corporate Exec Now Helps Set Up New Entrepreneurs


Tue, Feb 09, 2016


Kevin Williams comes from upper levels of corporate America and now helps downsized and outsourced individuals become entrepreneurs, finding unique opportunities outside of the standard job market. He owns a master office license of a company that allows him to work directly with executives as a liaison to candidates seeking franchise opportunities. As the world began going digital—and as Kodak was not changing with the times—Kevin knew it was time to leave Kodak. Witnessing major lay-offs and downsizing, he set his sights on helping casualties of the old economy find places as entrepreneurs.



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201: Learning from Her Own Pain, She Helps Stepfamilies Cope


Mon, Feb 08, 2016


Judy Graybill helps stressed-out stepfamilies to argue less and relax more. As a certified stepfamily coach, speaker, educator, and writer, Judy falls into the 70% of step-couples who split up. Her pain and the heartache of still being in love when her relationship ended propelled her to find answers. Through books, interviews, classes, and spiritual development, she complemented her formal degrees in sociology and psychology. Her clients praise her for giving them “peace of mind”, “empowerment”, and “real world solutions”.



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200: Expert Interview: How to Survive a Toxic Workplace, with Dr. Paul White


Fri, Feb 05, 2016


Dr. Paul White is a psychologist, speaker, and consultant who makes work relationships work. Co-author of Rising Above a Toxic Workplace, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, and Sync or Swim, Dr. White’s expertise has been cited in Bloomberg’s Businessweek, Entrepreneur.com, FastCompany, FoxBusiness.com, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! Finance, and numerous other publications. His clients include Fortune 250 companies, federal government agencies, international non-profit organizations, numerous medical institutions, and over 250 colleges and universities.



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199: Trial by Fire in Afghanistan Helps Vet Coach Men to be Leaders


Thu, Feb 04, 2016


Andreas A. Jones is an international best-selling author, coach, speaker and trainer. Serving in the US Army shaped Andreas’s life and tested his endurance, faith and fortitude. He describes it as “a trial by fire” and remains profoundly grateful for it. Since leaving the Army, he has applied lessons learned there to his career, continuing to learn new ones. He describes how each new job or new position helped him grow into the successful individual he is today. In his coaching and speaking, he shares the core concepts of leadership, integrity, and discipline.



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198: “Sexy Boss” Coaches Via Books, Websites, Online and in Person


Wed, Feb 03, 2016


Heather Ann Havenwood is a serial entrepreneur regarded as a top authority on internet marketing and business strategist since marketing her first online business in 1999, and is author of Sexy Boss and The Game of Dating. After multiple corporate jobs Heather realized her true destiny was to be an entrepreneur. Ironically, she was a shy child who needed speech therapy twice a week for several years. “Now I speak, coach, communicate and write. I also failed writing in English class but have published two books!”



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197: Renaissance Web Pioneer Tackles Evolution-Design Divide


Tue, Feb 02, 2016


Perry Marshall is an author, speaker, engineer, and business consultant in Chicago. With a decade of research, he brings a fresh perspective to the 150-year-old evolution debate. His book, Evolution 2.0, harnesses a communication engineer’s outsider perspective to reveal a century of unrecognized scientific research and discoveries. Drawing on his expertise in digital communications, control systems, acoustics, and e-commerce, Perry brings practical insight to questions about nature and science.



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196: Journalist Covers Career and Workplace Beat Like a Pro


Mon, Feb 01, 2016


Anita Bruzzese is an award-winning journalist, specializing in workplace and career issues. Author of two career books, she has appeared on the Today show and been quoted in O, The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, BusinessWeek and USA Today. Her website, 45 Things, was named a top 100 website for women by Forbes magazine. "Good journalistic principles still matter, whatever the medium. There are people online who call themselves journalists who really are not. They’re not following the path that journalists are trained to do – which is to stick to the facts and put out impartial information.”



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195: Expert Interview: Choose You! Reignite Your Passion for Life, with Dr. Rachel M. Elahee


Fri, Jan 29, 2016


Dr. Rachel M. Elahee, fondly known as Dr. Rae, is a psychologist, certified professional coach, and author of Choose You!: Reignite Your Passion for Life. An entrepreneur, wife and mother of four, she has a passion for supporting women leading busy lives, inspiring them with practical and tangible skills to achieve greater life satisfaction, professional productivity and peace of mind. Her media appearances include Good Day Atlanta, CBS Radio, NPR Boston, HLN, and US News & World Report. “It's critical to put yourself first because that lays the foundation for everything else that you touch."



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194: A Business of Building Sustainability for the Future


Thu, Jan 28, 2016


Mike Dieterich is the bestselling author of Renew and Sustain, and an award winning producer and filmmaker. As an environmental scientist accredited by Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) with experience in sustainable development, he has managed energy and environmental projects for a range of organizations and corporations. “After building McMansions awhile, seeing environmental issues ‘from the other side of the fence,’ I needed to figure out how to balance the built environment with the environmental science I know, and make a living doing it. So I started my own business.”



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193: Walking Through Illness and Crises, She Shares Stories of Healing


Wed, Jan 27, 2016


Barbara York McDaniel is the author of the bestselling book, “My God is in the Healing Business,” a book filled with amazing true stories of God’s healing grace in her family. An inspirational speaker, a faith coach, she is a national certified personnel consultant, and the former owner of Healthcare Resources of America, an executive search firm. At 30, her life as a wife and mom was turned upside down when her husband told her he wanted a divorce. Dealing with the devastation, she began developing skills in resiliency and a faith that carried her through later health and personal crises.



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192: Aim High to Get Best Possible Mentor


Tue, Jan 26, 2016


Geoff Woods, after hearing the Jim Rohn quote—“you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”—set out to surround himself with high level CEOs and successful entrepreneurs. After being mentored by these heavy hitters, he was able to quit his six-figure corporate sales job and go full time as an entrepreneur in less than 10 months. Featured in Entrepreneur.com, Geoff publishes the actual conversations with his mentors on his business podcast, The Mentee.



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191: An Aptitude Test Steered Her to a Career Guiding Others


Mon, Jan 25, 2016


Jenny Larsen is a master career specialist, global career development facilitator, and owner of 2:10 Consulting, a career coaching practice she founded in 2011 to help individuals find purposeful, satisfying career paths through certified aptitude testing and career development coaching with a holistic approach. She works with clients throughout the U.S., setting them up for success and equipping them to move forward with confidence, so they can live successful lives of purpose and passion. “Aptitude testing had a huge impact on my life to really understand what my natural abilities were.”



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190: Expert Interview: Strategies to Help You Rest, Not Stress, on Sunday Nights, with Teresa Wallace


Fri, Jan 22, 2016


Teresa Wallace is the president of Agility Leadership Coaching and the Sunday Serenity Leadership Coach. She works with top performing leaders when new challenges threaten their long track records of success. Teresa uses a three-step process–Aware. Act. Achieve—to help her clients learn new skills to address the new challenges and get their confidence and peak performance back, so they can REST instead STRESS on Sunday nights. The stress leaders feel when their confidence is shaken, it must be addressed to regain their mastery. It can be helpful to have guidance in self-assessment and re-evaluation.



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Bonus-Conscious World Day


Thu, Jan 21, 2016


J.V. Crum explains Conscious World Day and interviews the Scholarship Winner and Finalists of the Conscious World Project Competition, who share their visions on how to create a Conscious World and what that means as seen through their eyes. Conscious World Day honors youth around the globe who are doing projects that uplift humanity. The focus of the global event is to highlight young people, aged 18 to 25, who embody the principle of Triple Win – you, others, and society winning together. 



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189: Coaching Sales and Football: Press Through Your Comfort Zone


Thu, Jan 21, 2016


Adam Boyd, a partner at Market Sense, Inc. in Austin, Texas, is a sales and management development expert. He works with owners, CEOs, presidents, VPs of sales and salespeople to help them overachieve in their sales production. Typical clients are frustrated with not hitting forecasts, deals taking too long to close, and insufficient sales pipelines. He also has a passion for coaching football. “The joy comes when we press through our comfort zone, develop skill, and become adept at something. But there's no growth without some discomfort and pain."



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188: Tired of Toxic Home Products, She Became the Martha Stewart of Green Cleaning


Wed, Jan 20, 2016


Leslie Reichert—hailed as the "Martha Stewart of Green Cleaning"—uses her sparkling personality, sense of humor and contagious passion to encourage her fans and followers to think differently about their cleaning products. “Changing the world one spray bottle at a time," Leslie is a frequent guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio and is Kmart’s Cleaning Expert. Author of The Joy of Green Cleaning, a handbook for DIY cleaners, she works with Dr. Oz, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple, Today.com and other national publications. “The work I did earlier in life prepared me for the work I’m doing now.”



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187: “Find a Problem and Create a Cool Solution” – Clients on Demand


Tue, Jan 19, 2016


Russ Ruffino, founder of Clients on Demand™, helps experts build reliable marketing and sales processes that attract 5-10 new potential clients a day, scaling to six-figures per month. Active in the group almost daily, Russ helps members get their offer, marketing and sales positioned so they can make high ticket sales. It's also a community to network. Russ says it’s not enough to launch a website, dominate social media or kill yourself writing killer blog posts. “People don't give you money so you can have a great business, they give you money so you can solve a problem that they have.”



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186: Healing Herself Naturally, She Helps Others Heal and Detoxify


Mon, Jan 18, 2016


Hilde Larsen is a certified health and wellness coach and detox specialist, with a passion for life and the power we hold within. Having gone through severe illness, pain and suffering, she is now helping others go from surviving to thriving. She has spent the past 10 years studying health and healing on all levels. Her upcoming five-book series will share her journey "from hell to inspired," and explore detoxification, nature's ability to heal, and raw food living. “Our body is designed to heal and clean itself, but now we need detoxification, and guidelines on what to eat."



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185: Expert Interview: Create a Competitive Edge in Five Minutes, with Sam Horn


Fri, Jan 15, 2016


Sam Horn, Intrigue Expert and TEDx speaker, helps people create one-of-a-kind communications that scale their impact for good. Her books POP!, Tongue Fu! and Got Your Attention? have been featured in Forbes, Fast Company and New York Times, and her speaking clients include major firms. In an age of “Infobesity,” the folks who win the competition are those who can raise their listeners’ eyebrows in seconds. “Using the old approach—telling them what we're going to tell them, then telling them, then reviewing what we just told them—just makes us a bore, chore and a snore. Instead, we engage them!”



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184: Media Strategist and Runner Says “Hell, Yeah!” to Life


Thu, Jan 14, 2016


Todd Schnick, co-founder of the intrepidNOW Media Network, is a media and business strategist and talk show host and producer. He is a former marketing strategist, national political operative, and lobbyist. Todd has published five books and writes a business and lifestyle column. A distance runner, he lives in Brookhaven, Georgia with his wife Stephanie and family. “Today I'm doing what I want to do. I'm engaged in the things that I want to be doing, and doing them on my terms.” It he can’t honestly say, “Hell, yeah! That would be amazing! Absolutely!” to a new commitment, he just says no.



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183: Using Words and Wisdom to Create a Greener, More Sustainable World


Wed, Jan 13, 2016


Judith Webb is executive vice president of the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit that advocates for healthier, more sustainable buildings and communities. Throughout her 40-year career, she has been a sought-after strategic thinker in marketing and public policy strategies for organizations and the executive teams that drive them. Her portfolio of experience includes corporate, non-profit and four agency engagements, specializing in helping companies become fluent in the new grammar of higher value benefits sustainability, human health and employee engagement.



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182: See Where You've Been, to Know Where You're Going


Tue, Jan 12, 2016


Phil Brangers is the Director of Events for the Embassy Suites and North Charleston Convention Center with PDA Productions Associates. He spent over 15 years as a freelance events production hand, trying to find a way to integrate the work he loves with family life. After adopting a son, he spent the last year moving from a life of on-location events that required long days and nights and a lot of travel, to an attempted work-life balance. “I think it's important every couple of years to pause and look back. If I’d looked back earlier, I would have seen other stepping stones.”



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181: “If You Don’t Run, You Definitely Won’t Win”


Mon, Jan 11, 2016


Judge Anne Elizabeth Barnes won election in 1998 to the Georgia Court of Appeals and was re-elected without opposition to a second term in 2004. In 2010 she was re-elected with more votes than any other candidate in the state of Georgia. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia and her Master of Laws in the Judicial Process from the University of Virginia. “I wasn't encouraged to run for judge on the Court of Appeals by the powers that be in 1996. The husband of my friend asked, ‘Why don't you run anyway?’ So I did! Without anyone’s backing in my social group, I almost won my first statewide race with 48.2% of the vote.”



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180: Expert Interview: Managing Yourself 101–It All Starts with Self-Awareness


Fri, Jan 08, 2016


Lee Ellis explains, “When I think about career planning, it really is about career management and the person that you are managing—yourself. So, everything always starts with self-awareness, because you can't manage what you don't know and understand. And the more management information you have, the better you can manage. So that's always a starting point, because every person is unique and to manage this unique entity—that’s you—you really have to have that good self-awareness, that good management information. That would include things like your strengths, your struggles, your values, and priorities.”



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179: Music Teacher Composes Anti-Bullying Program


Thu, Jan 07, 2016


Bruce Langford has been an entrepreneur and musician all his adult life. He quit his day job in 2005, to become focused full time on the prevention of bullying. Working as a presenter and program creator in the bullying field, led Bruce to become a mindfulness coach and teacher. He believes when we focus on respect, bullying will decline. Bruce also hosts the Mindfulness Mode Podcast, where he shares the concept of mindfulness with the mainstream world.



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178: Reaching Out and Asking for Help Is a Huge Sign of Strength


Wed, Jan 06, 2016


Louise Armstrong is on a mission to help women in their midlife years have a bright future—making the second half of their lives the better half. She achieves this through her online coaching business and seeing clients face to face, using a simple, logical program: Giving the client a positive outlook on life, removing destructive beliefs so that her clients are able to move forward, using their intuition and achieving their goals by incorporating the steps into their daily lives. Results become permanent and people start to live life with grace and ease.



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177: Kids Don't Respect Life If They Don't See Anything in It for Them


Tue, Jan 05, 2016


Brian Thompson is founder of The Corporate Kid Organization, a nonprofit agency providing a unique mentoring program for “at risk” youth in urban centers of the United States. Too many teens, even very talented teens, are being lost to the neighborhood. Many do not have successful role models to help guide them to be the best they can be. “I'm an assistant scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts in the inner city. We just took a bunch of kids out to their first camping trip last week. We have to show these kids what life is about so they can ‘live life’ and not be merely ‘fans of life.’ That's what Corporate Kids is about. I want to show them what they can achieve so they can be in the game of life and playing the game of life.”



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176: Kick Fear to the Curb, and Assume Your Power, Judy Robinett


Sun, Jan 03, 2016


Judy Robinett has led both public and private companies as CEO and served in management positions at Fortune 500 companies. She's on the advisory boards of Illuminate VC, Parig VC and Springboard Enterprises. Her book, How to be a Power Connector: The 5+50+150 Rule, was named the number one business book of 2014 by Inc. magazine. “I was asked to vet the early investors into Skullcandy. They went public two years later, so this launched me into my perfect situation. I sit on venture capital boards. I'm an advisor to Springboard. We've raised over $6 billion, have had 11 IPO’s, 145 strategic sells. People can do a whole lot more in life with money. And the number one way you create value and wealth is in the startup world.”



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175: Expert Interview: How Journaling Can Kickstart Your Goals for 2016, Dr. Bill Lampton


Fri, Jan 01, 2016


Scott Hay is a youth and life coach, trainer/facilitator with over 16 years of experience. Recently he launched Journal.Life, an online Kickstarter project and virtual community to help people achieve their goals through journaling. Scott describes the team of two young entrepreneurs and himself as, “Three heart-centered individuals who share a passion for helping people live happy, purposeful lives.” New Year’s resolutions and goals are seldom achieved because people need a foundation and support for success. "Clearly, we need a kickstart in reaching our goals!"



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174: Producer of Documentary “We Are Sarah Jones” is Passionate About Safety For All


Thu, Dec 31, 2015


Eric S. Smith is the director and producer of “We Are Sarah Jones,” a documentary about the tragic death of a 27-year-old camera assistant. He has worked on narrative, documentary and reality shows for studios, networks and production companies. He was director and director of photography for Boston's Finest (TNT). A member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Producers Guild of America and the Society of Camera Operators. “You have to be adept at finding the right people to help you accomplish your goals. You may be the best director, but even they are nothing without the people around them.”



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173: Helping Entrepreneurs Set Up the “Nuts and Bolts Side of Their Businesses”


Wed, Dec 30, 2015


Since preschool Karen Repoli has loved reading, writing and storytelling. Since 2007 her company, HIT Virtual, helps entrepreneurs meet their goals via content marketing. She’s authored several books, eBooks and white papers and blogs on Examiner.com, which reaches 37 million unique visitors a month. “I got my B.S. in recreational therapy and for 3 years worked with emotionally disturbed children. The work was gratifying but utterly stressful. Out of the blue a friend asked me if I’d help manage the office of his small company. I had no direct experience but I had the skills for the work.”



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172: Using Effective Communication and Coaching to Good Advantage, with Bill Lampton


Tue, Dec 29, 2015


Bill Lampton, Ph.D., President of Championship Communication, helps leaders speak confidently, clearly, and convincingly. His interview coaching enables applicants to excel in job searches. Bill’s client list includes Gillette, Procter and Gamble, Duracell, British Columbia Legal Management System, Missouri Bar, and the Ritz-Carlton Cancun. Prior to establishing his company, he taught at the University of Georgia, then served as vice president of three colleges and a medical center. He has hosted many radio talk shows.



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171: Inspiring a Generation of Environmental Change-Makers, Marjorie Alexander


Mon, Dec 28, 2015


Marjorie Alexander is an environmental sustainability activist, media producer and host of the podcast, A Sustainable Mind. She seeks to inspire a new generation of environmental change-makers, using skills learned in 10 years of film production. After college, with a dual major in anthropology and film studies, Marjorie honed her skills on 175 films, TV shows, commercials and music videos. But when family and friends asked, “Have you done anything I might have seen,” her answer was always, “No.” She decided it was time to think of her legacy.



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170: Expert Interview: Techniques to Help You Achieve Your Goals for 2016, with Richard Scott


Fri, Dec 25, 2015


Richard Scott at Mynd.Works Therapy, combines psychology, Neuro-Linquistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and hypnosis to deliver highly successful solutions. His coaching and therapy clients are from 30 countries and include celebrities, sports champions and royalty. “Helping everyone is uniquely satisfying and that's why I love my job. Achieving your goals is definitely possible as you take a SMART approach, set clear and measurable steps, and recognize the process takes time. Jumping from step one to step ten is a setup for disappointment. Get a clear vision of where you want to go, and be patient with yourself.”



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169: Former Tech Pro Helps Kids Find Their Own Super Powers


Thu, Dec 24, 2015


Bolaji Oyejide, author of the bestselling Brave Little Heroes books, uses stories to help kids discover “their own super powers.” His Bravepreneur Parents Academy podcast helps parents create unforgettable moments with their kids. “I didn't go to top schools to learn to make comic books or write about super heroes. Both my parents are medical doctors who lifted our family out of poverty in Nigeria. I actually enjoyed my corporate career and was good at it, but I never really felt fulfilled until now.”



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168: Artist Leaves a Culture of Academics for Her Music Passion


Wed, Dec 23, 2015


BAER, at 22, is a multi-cultural R&B, hip-hop, and pop singer/songwriter. Born as Sabrina Chang in Taiwan, BAER’s work reflects a wide variety of musical influences. After studying music production and engineering at Berklee College of Music, she moved to Los Angeles, CA, and worked with vocal producer David Qui?ones, D.Q. Sabrina did well academically at her international high school. Both parents were successful doctors and assumed she would pursue a profession. “My parents were not happy doing what they were doing, and I had to insist that they let me pursue my passion and go to music school.”



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167: Guided by Mentors, A Lawyer Defends His Peers and Profession, Brian Tannebaum


Tue, Dec 22, 2015


Brian Tannebaum’s clients are lawyers trying to remain lawyers, law students trying to become lawyers or those facing state or federal criminal charges. His book, The Practice: Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering, is a best seller. He is a former columnist for Above the Law, and a certified sommelier. “At every turn in my professional life, where I decided what to do, somebody was there with 20 to 30 years of experience saying to me, 'Looking at you, this is what I think you should do and I'm going to help you get there.'" So, Brian’s career guidance is always to consult mentors.



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166: Heartcore Business Works from the Inside Out, Shanda Sumpter


Mon, Dec 21, 2015


Shanda Sumpter, founder of Heartcore Business, has created countless opportunities for business owners, enlightening them about ways of doing business that create more profits and free time. Hers is one of the fastest growing coaching companies, reaching seven figure revenue in only five years in business. I didn't have a direct calling, I got a nudge to follow my calling. I just made a decision to connect with someone who could partner with me to move forward. He agreed. A year later I left my job and put my efforts into growing Heartcore Business, which is now a thriving company.



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165: Expert Interview: Franchising Makes Business Ownership a Reality, with Kevin Williams


Fri, Dec 18, 2015


Kevin Williams has held high-level corporate positions in major companies. His global experience includes dealing with the world's largest retailers. Through his firm, Executive Advantage, Inc., he helps others achieve their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs. The workplace is changing dramatically, explains Kevin Williams. “Most jobs last under three years. Just looking for another job may not be the best answer.” Executive Advantage, Inc. works with franchisors and prospective franchisees to help secure creative financing for start-ups, as well as match prospects to the best franchisor.



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164: Follow the Song You Hear in Your Head—a Songwriter Advises


Thu, Dec 17, 2015


Stephen Parker, a poet, singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer and performer since 1976, has written over 200 songs. He also coaches men’s and women’s tennis at Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania. "As a creative artist, you have to keep on moving forward, though you're not always sure that's what's happening. You follow the next gig, your next goal. There will be bumps in the road. It's a journey. If you're following your muse, you're committed to following it where it's going to take you." Married for 28 years, he has a 24-year-old son living in California, studying to be an anthropologist.



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163: Introvert Gets People to ‘Aha!’ in Discovering Their Natural Abilities


Wed, Dec 16, 2015


Natalie Gold Pepper has been in roles throughout her life that involved teaching and helping people. She learned that her real love was working with people to help them discover their natural talents, and find jobs and career satisfaction–which she has been doing for the past 21 years at The Highlands Company. “I love helping people realistically understand their own strengths and how they can use their natural abilities. It gives people a real ‘Aha!’ to learn about who they are, why they like doing what they're doing, and then to be able to articulate their strengths and speak for themselves.”



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162: A Spiritual Awakening and a Solo Flight Around the World


Tue, Dec 15, 2015


Robert DeLaurentis, “Zen Pilot,” recently completed a solo flight around the world. A Navy Gulf War veteran, author, real estate entrepreneur, philanthropist and pilot, his book, Flying Thru Life, is an Amazon Top Seller. "Flying Through Life, the title of my book, means that purpose and passion are in alignment with spirit. I don't think my purpose was ever the Navy or accounting. I do believe what I'm doing now is very much in alignment with my purpose, bringing together business, spirituality and flying for philanthropic reasons.”



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161: Be Persistent But Know When to Pivot, Esther Kiss


Mon, Dec 14, 2015


Esther Kiss is the producer and host of the podcast Born to Influence: The Marketing Show, interviewing highly successful entrepreneurs and NY Times bestselling authors about their marketing and PR strategies. She has interviewed guests such as Gary Vaynerchuk, Perry Marshall, Joe Pulizzi, Jay Baer and more. “There's a fine line between being persistent and realizing something is just not working, and you have to pivot. This is what I've found in my life with many people I've worked with. It's a little like a treasure hunt, going from clue to clue, getting feedback to see what's working.”



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160: Expert Interview: Harnessing Your Innate Power at Work, with Susan Bernstein


Fri, Dec 11, 2015


Susan Bernstein helps people transform their careers by taking control of their innate power, using it to claim the next rung on their personal success ladder. Her approaches blend left-brain logic honed in corporate America with right-brain creative movement from research in mind-body psychology. “We want to be wise, smart and savvy at work. That's great, nothing wrong with that. But when we're dealing with the stress, anxiety, change and chaos at work, and need to be our most resilient and flexible, we actually need to learn to use what's below the neck.”



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159: With the Best Spinal Techniques, He Opts for Least Invasive


Thu, Dec 10, 2015


Dr. Stephen Kalhorn is a husband, father of two, inventor, and an associate professor of Neurosurgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He deals with conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, and vertebral column. He has a particular interest in minimally invasive, complex, and adult spinal deformity surgery. “The earliest memories I have about my formation and guidance are of my Dad tucking me into bed, saying prayers, and every single night telling me, ‘You can do anything you want in your life.’ I remember him for the ways I was gently pushed along the way.”



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158: Coaching Since Age 5, to Convince You “You’ve Got It!”


Wed, Dec 09, 2015


Michelle Dutro, a veteran of the military and the fire department, was determined to pursue her own dreams, which now focus on helping others to do the same. Her 15 years in preventative medicine, have spurred her to emphasize good health as she works to motivate others to pursue their passions in life. “My turning points always involved coming to the realization that my purpose in life is to make you have the faith, the belief and the understanding that whatever it is you want to do, you've got it. You really do! Whatever it is, that's the common theme.”



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157: Marketing Communications CEO Advises Clarity, Realism, Steadiness


Tue, Dec 08, 2015


Will Ketchum, President and CEO of Burdette Ketchum, is a 26-year veteran of the marketing communications field. Joining the Jacksonville, Florida, firm in 1999, he rose to the top in 2011. The proud father of Kaiden, 17, and Ben, 15, Will has been married for 20 years to Missy Ketchum. “You can't find the perfect job unless you can find out what you're really meant to do. There are tools that can help you figure that out. When you have that clarity, it changes everything: the way you search for a career and find your own career sweet spot.”



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156: Learning to Be an Alzheimer’s Caregiver Enriches Her Skills as a Life Coach


Mon, Dec 07, 2015


Julie Fleming is an author, speaker, and caregiver for her father, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011. Learning about caring for her father through trial and error and extensive research, she created Alzheimer’s Caregiver Minute to share her experiences to help other caregivers. “The biggest benefit is having a sense of purpose, whether practicing law, coaching, or trying to get the word out about Alzheimer's. It's not fun and games all day long, but I so thoroughly enjoy the parts that are fun! What's better than doing something that's fun AND has a purpose behind it?”



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155: Expert Interview: Cracking the Funding Code—How to Get Funded, with Judy Robinett


Fri, Dec 04, 2015


Judy Robinett, “the woman with the titanium digital Rolodex,” was profiled as a “super connector” in Fast Company, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Businessweek. She served as a director of Golden Seeds Angel Network, one of the largest in the U.S., and in several venture capital firms. “Many investors are frantically trying to find good deals to fund, while company founders are frantically searching for funders. They don't understand how the ecosystem works, or the difference between angel investors and venture capitalists. Often, entrepreneurs are just in the wrong room.”



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154: Atlanta Hawks CEO Recounts His Three Lifetime Careers


Thu, Dec 03, 2015


Steve Koonin became CEO of the Atlanta Hawks in April 2014. In his first full season, the Hawks led the NBA in attendance increase, setting franchise records for retail sales, sellouts and season ticket memberships, plus a 500% jump in season tickets. Steve’s late-day cold call to Coca-Cola’s marketing director in 1986 opened doors to 13 different positions in 14 years, including running Coke’s worldwide sports and entertainment marketing, and responsibilities that he never imagined. A call to a friend at Turner Broadcasting led to the top position at TNT for 14 years.



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153: Podcaster/Journalist Sets Her Sights on New Forms of Family


Wed, Dec 02, 2015


Brandie Weikle, founder and editor of thenewfamily.com and host of The New Family Podcast, is a 15-year veteran of parenting journalism. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Family magazine and held senior positions at a number of other parenting publications on and offline. Her website's 1,000 Families Project explores the variety of modern families. “It's very easy for people, especially women, to stay where they are in a job if it's comfortable. But I have advised every young woman I've mentored to be willing to move around. You need to do that sometimes to advance yourself.”



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152: Former College President Gets Back to His Passion: Conservation


Tue, Dec 01, 2015


Marv Henberg, for seven years the president of The College of Idaho, a liberal arts college in Caldwell, is beginning an active retirement with plans “to engage in my other great passion, conservation.” An international and a local conservation organization are considering him for their boards.” Marv’s impressive academic life took him to Washington and Lee University and Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. “Early on I developed an interest in environmental philosophy. My Ph.D. thesis was on theories of justice. It combined my personal passion for the environment and my academic passion together.”



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151: Creating Webinars, Not Snooze Fests, She’s Your Webinar Guru


Mon, Nov 30, 2015


Corena Bahr is the owner of YourWebinarGuru, a consulting company that trains experts how to create exceptional webinar training programs that ensure learning and profitability. With more than 15 years with companies such as Citrix and Comerica Bank, she has a unique blend of expertise in instructional design and virtual learning. “Follow what excites you. You have to remember that you are the captain of you ship, the one who gets to steer the ship and go where you want to go. Networking is also important, meeting people, telling them what you need, or looking for people who can learn from.”



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150: Expert Interview: Defining Success for Yourself, with Kathleen Brady


Fri, Nov 27, 2015


Kathleen Brady, a certified career/life coach, author and speaker, has helped people identify goals and embrace their dreams for 25 years. Director of career development at Georgian Court University, she is head of Brady & Associates Career Planners, LLC. How well you distinguish between your own definition of success and society’s definition—aligning your inner desires with their outward expression—makes all the difference between deep satisfaction and drudgery. Gaining clarity and self-knowledge requires plenty of quiet time for reflection and stepping away from day-to-day pressures.



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149: Podcaster Teaches Continuous Improvement, Lean Leadership


Thu, Nov 26, 2015


Chris Burnham is a lifelong learner and teacher of Lean Management systems and Continuous Improvement. Understanding that leadership is the difference between success and failure, Chris uses The Lean Leadership Podcast to teach, equip, and motivate others on using their gifts and talents to improve their own lives and others around them. Chris came to see how skills learned in his criminal justice studies were transferable. He saw that his talents that meshed with one field could be engaged in another.



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148: Danish Pageant Beauty Encores at 65


Wed, Nov 25, 2015


Pia Gronning was runner-up Miss Denmark in 1969, landing leading roles in several Scandinavian movies. Discovered by famed modeling agency executive Eileen Ford in 1973, she moved to New York City and modelled for 13 years for print and broadcast ads, traveling worldwide. Now, at 65, she is a globetrotting model once again. Earlier, feeling pressure from her father to get “a real job,” Pia enrolled in college. Modeling agencies were enticing her with offers. Pulled in two directions, she took some gigs. “After filming all day, I’d go to my hotel room and I study to be a school teacher.”



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147: Joe Volunteer—An App to Boost Volunteers Ten-Fold


Tue, Nov 24, 2015


Chip Franks is the founder of The Real Estate MarketPlace, with 16 realtors, and a property management company in Harker Heights, TX. His passion project, Joe Volunteer, is an Uber-like mobile app that connects organizations and volunteers on demand. The goal: increase volunteering 10-fold globally and help millions of people worldwide. "A formal education can make you a living, but a self-education will make you a fortune. What's great about business is that the act of creating something is fantastic. It is a mirror, good or bad, of the skills and talents that you bring to the table."



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146: Surviving “Camp Inca,” a Wrongly-Accused Smuggler’s Life Is Redeemed


Mon, Nov 23, 2015


Julienne Burleson spent five years in an Ecuadorian prison because her so-called friends set her up with hidden cocaine. Featured on "60 Minutes" with Mike Wallace, she now speaks and writes about her inspirational story. Her bestselling book, "Surviving Camp Inca," was released in July 2015. In prison, she reviewed the many small decisions that led up to her imprisonment, strengthened her faith, and taught herself a trade, the energy work of reflexology. “No matter what you’ve been through in your life, it is possible to move past it, learn and grow from it, and become a better person.”



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145: Expert Interview: Finding the Hero Soul and Call in You, with Colonel Bill DeMarco


Fri, Nov 20, 2015


Col. Bill DeMarco has a passion for leadership and helping others lead organizations to amazing results. He has commanded at the squadron, group, and wing (equivalent) level. His teaching posts include USAF’s Air University. To earn his three masters degrees he studied at Stanford University, Cambridge’s Business School, and works with Harvard’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. “Some of us were born to be the hero of a story of epic proportions, but others are perhaps a hero of one small child, it could be your own or a child across an ocean, but both require a hero's soul, and a hero's call.”



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144: Body Building and Coaching That Enriches Lives


Thu, Nov 19, 2015


Lee Phoenix has taken his passion for helping people reach a better point in their lives by using his knowledge of nutrition counseling, life coaching, and bodybuilding. Through his business, Rise Brand New Fitness, he plans to reach people around the world, enriching the quality of their lifestyles. “When I went out on my own—building rapport with people, working on myself—someone asked me if I was a life coach. I began to see I am good at motivating people through what I say and do. I began to see that I have something of value to offer.”



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143: “Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers” Training Can Help Anyone


Wed, Nov 18, 2015


Judi Cohen is an attorney and law professor who founded Warrior One and its nationally-acclaimed Essential Mindfulness for LawyersŽ trainings, helping thousands of lawyers, law students and conflict-resolution professionals integrate the tool of mindfulness into their practices and lives, to reduce stress, increase effectiveness, and positively influence wellbeing and outcomes. The practice of mindfulness—as a practice of life—can be useful to anyone. If you are surrounded by conflict, the practice of mindfulness can allow you to open your heart and mind and get through it.



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142: A Blueprint for Youth From Expert Who Conquered Fatigue


Tue, Nov 17, 2015


Dr. George Moricz has taken on the medical establishment with his proprietary youthful blueprint system. As a thought-leader in anti-aging, Dr. Moricz has integrated hormonal balancing, weight management, and control over fatigue. In his 30s he began to suffer sleeplessness, fatigue and acute exhaustion. Though he loved his practice, he could not keep up the pace. As a patient, he thought of pinball machines as he was bounced from specialist to specialist. This experience led him to rethink medicine and develop a new approach.



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141: Living Life on Purpose—A Destiny Statement Makes it Easier


Mon, Nov 16, 2015


Jeneen Barlow is a results-producing presenter and clarity coach. A successful K-16 educator and administrator, she and husband Omar co-created The Destiny Statement Process and the Custom Cash-Generating Curriculum. Jeneen is the author of Don't Be Scared, Bespeak, and co-author of triple bestseller, Don't Be Scared, Live on Purpose. “What really matters is living life on purpose. I was there when both my parents drew their last breath, and I’m so clear about this. I'm happy to be able to do what I love every day, and even happier there is tangible evidence my work enriches the lives of others.”



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140: Expert Interview: Conquer Stage Fright, Build Your Confidence, with Bill Lampton, Ph.D.


Fri, Nov 13, 2015


Bill Lampton, Ph.D., helps leaders speak confidently, clearly and convincingly. His interview coaching enables applicants to excel in job searches. Founder of Championship Communication, Bill’s clients include major corporations and entrepreneurs. He taught at the University of Georgia, then served as vice president of three colleges and a medical center. He has hosted many radio talk shows. Fear of public speaking holds many talented people back. Many people in management won’t seek higher levels because they know they will have more speaking responsibilities. My experience and education convince me coaching can help.



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139: An Authentic, Happy Person Grows A “New Business Mindset”


Thu, Nov 12, 2015


Gareth Young is an author, radio show host, podcaster, blogger and speaker. His passion is challenging preconceptions and helping people transform and grow into authenticity, happiness, purpose and sense of fulfillment without sacrificing worldly and career success—topics often featured on his podcast, A New Business Mindset. He is also a successful businessman. “When I transformed my own life from a traditional corporate career and family life to an integrated life of independent business livelihood, I gained richer personal relationships, and deeper community involvement, all filled with a sense of meaning and purpose. Perhaps most importantly I have learned a new way of being with people.”



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138: A “Spirited” Performer Through Rough Seas, Exotic Dancing and Real Estate


Wed, Nov 11, 2015


Latisha Robb seized her own destiny when she found herself homeless with four children, abandoned by her husband. This led her into self-discovery through New Age and Eastern religion. Less than seven years later, she is a self-made woman in real estate with a global clientele, a philanthropist and leader in business and spiritual thought. The turning points in our lives—good or bad—are there for a reason. I’ve learned that your pain is your purpose and it creates who you are. When we look at what we've been through with different eyes, we realize how our experiences can benefit others.



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137: Coaching for Profound and Permanent Change in Your Life


Tue, Nov 10, 2015


Rob Scott coaches from authentic wisdom gained through failures, massive successes and fundamental shifts in thinking. “I have a really sound—not ‘woo-woo’—and actionable way to help people get past their biggest limits, get connected to their biggest purpose, and make a permanent and profound change in their life. I had the advantage of a horrible childhood. That led me to having certain courage or durability in the corporate world.” After a descent into addiction, homelessness and cancer, Rob had a fundamental shift in the way he thought about things, a sense of "I'm going to succeed no matter what."



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136: Coach Can Help You Let Go of Perfectionism and Mental Barriers


Mon, Nov 09, 2015


Erin Colleen Geraghty is a certified life and weight loss coach, and yoga therapist. She specializes in working with men and women who struggle with perfectionism, are seeking spirituality, and want to learn how to pursue their passions with vigor and determination. Her techniques include ways of releasing faulty belief systems. “Once you use your power to manage your mind, you're really limitless. Once you understand your dark and your doubts—from that place of love, understanding and acceptance—then you can really rise up. Your purpose becomes clear. Questions fall away as answers come organically."



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135: Expert Interview: Creating a Life Vision–Tools for Understanding Yourself, with Steven Chen


Fri, Nov 06, 2015


Steven J. Chen, Ph.D., is an organizational psychologist, consultant and author who has worked with individuals and companies for over 25 years. His knowledge of human behavior and of what works in practice allow him to quickly diagnose issues and problems and create unique and long lasting solutions. “Many people choose careers and life paths without a clear understanding of who they are as individuals, then wonder why they feel so deeply disconnected and dissatisfied. Going through some professional assessment work, to better understand who they really are, is vitally important for a good fit.



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134: Almost Paralyzed, Marketing Pro Makes Rehab His Brand and Cause


Thu, Nov 05, 2015


Sam Porritt knows how to revitalize once-prominent brands, making them relevant again. His recovery from a spinal injury turned him into a leading advocate for full coverage for rehabilitation. Through his marketing consulting practice, Full Circle Branding, and Falling Forward Foundation, he takes up the cause of nonprofits. Earning an MBA from the University of Chicago and succeeding in a corporate career, Sam never considered the nonprofit sector. “For me it was all about making money. Suddenly, I'm working with nonprofit folks and realize, it isn't all about making money. It's about making the world a better place.”



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133: Writer Sees Meaning in Indirect Path to Her Dream


Wed, Nov 04, 2015


Christina DeBusk dreamed of writing, even as she enjoyed her 15 year career in law enforcement. A recent opportunity to move cross-country from Michigan to California was the perfect time to make that dream a reality. She has been writing full-time ever since, looking to add motivational speaking to her portfolio soon. In law enforcement, “Sometimes you're dealing with people right when they’re in their pit of despair. It took me awhile to see how writing could fit into my desire to help. That changed when people read some of my writing and would say, "I really needed to read that today!"



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132: Podcaster Coach Helps Clients Become “Natural Born Coaches”


Tue, Nov 03, 2015


Marc Mawhinney is on a mission to help coaches build stronger businesses. A lifelong entrepreneur, he achieves this with his daily podcast, “Natural Born Coaches” and his programs for coaches, including the 6-week intensive “Seize Your Niche” program. The real estate crash, which hit Marc’s agency in Canada in 2009, knocked the wind out of him, but he never considered ending his entrepreneurial life. Harsh news stories stung him badly, but they also caught the attention of a fellow entrepreneur, who reached out to him and became his coach and friend.



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131: Finding Solace in Yoga to “Soothe Your Soul”


Mon, Nov 02, 2015


Liz Nierzwicki is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, author, and health and fitness expert. Founder of Solace Yoga Studio in Mishawaka, Indiana, the studio’s tagline is: Soothe Your Soul. Her mission: “To help people love their lives, create a future they’re excited about, and know that yoga leads to peace.” A broken back from a childhood sledding accident at age seven, led her through a long recovery. “I learned I had to squeeze the muscles of my core before doing any other movement. Looking back, it’s no surprise I eventually became a personal trainer, then a yoga practitioner and instructor.”



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130: Expert Interview: Master Your Paperwork—Clarify Your Priorities, with Sara Caputo


Fri, Oct 30, 2015


Sara Caputo says she, “helps you rock your day and use your brain the right way!” A dynamic productivity coach, consultant, and trainer based in Santa Barbara, California, she is the founder of Radiant Organizing+Productivity and author of the e-book, The Productivity Puzzle: What's Your Missing Piece? “Up to 85 to 90 percent of what we file, we’ll never look at again. The first step in getting organized is to identify what you need to keep, and for how long. Then, integrating a maintenance plan is one of the smartest things you can do with your paper.



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129: IBM-er Makes Practical Career Transition Into His True Purpose


Thu, Oct 29, 2015


Mike Daciuk is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and personal trainer in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. He spent the first 15 years of his career at IBM before transitioning to his true purpose in life—changing lives and helping people live to their fullest potential. He is blessed with a beautiful wife and four children. “People spend their whole life chasing money and career success, going up the corporate ladder, sacrificing their health. At the end of the day they'll give back the money they earned in their upward climb to get their health back. It's a dichotomy, an inverse relationship. Unbelievable!”



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128: Daring to Try, She Is The Voice of an Independent Music Success


Wed, Oct 28, 2015


Adley Stump kick-started her music career on Season 2 of NBC's "The Voice"/Team Blake (Shelton). Featured as one of 12 celebrities who have made it independently in the book “How They Sell Music," Adley’s story inspires others to follow their dreams and make a living with their music. As a broke college senior, Adley decided to be a Jeopardy contestant. The deadline had passed, but her Karaoke friends dared her to audition for The Voice—and she made it. She credits her 15 years of cheerleading, from kindergarten to college, for the courage to appear live on America’s top-rated reality show.



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127: “Vegan Warrior” Sheds 164 Pounds, Living Cruelty-Free


Tue, Oct 27, 2015


Curtis “Zeal” Ingram, also known as the Vegan Warrior, declares, “I will be 7 years old on Thanksgiving Day 2015. That is the day I chose to live ‘cruelty free,’ a conscious lifestyle for my health, literally doing no harm to animals and the planet, to the best of my ability.” At his son’s high school graduation—“the day that was supposed to be my happiest, I was actually the saddest”—Curtis could barely carry his 369 pounds across the parking lot and climb the stadium steps to his seat. He decided that day he had to change everything about his life.



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126: A Dancer Coaches the Steps to the Heart of Entrepreneurship


Mon, Oct 26, 2015


Samantha Riley, author of The Heart of Entrepreneurship, made her first million by her mid-20s and built several successful businesses over the decades. She is creator of The Accelerant Group, where she helps business owners amplify their message so that they can make a bigger impact and charge higher fees. “We're brought up to believe there's a certain way to do things. Maybe no one has said, ‘There is another way. Maybe we don't all need to fit into a box.’ I’m all about getting the message out that there is another way to think, that we do have options.”



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125: Expert Interview: Breathing Life Into Your Career, with Lisa Gates


Fri, Oct 23, 2015


Lisa Gates is an executive coach, negotiation consultant and co-founder of She Negotiates, an organization committed to closing the income and leadership gaps for women. “Women face persistent challenges at work and a repetitive media loop of things women should do or change. My feeling is, to move past all those pressures, we have to be super clear about who we are, what we want, and why we want it. Then, to be willing to build an ‘influence posse’ to help us navigate those challenges and achieve our goals. We need other people.”



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124: Basketball Coach and Recruiter Turns Skills toward Ad Agencies


Thu, Oct 22, 2015


Michael Palma has had five careers, each one building toward the next. “I'm a headhunter, rainmaker and matchmaker for creative people, agencies and brands. I work with top talent, the best agencies and brands.” Previously he was a Parade Magazine All American basketball player and a Division 1 college basketball coach. Mike approaches his work as a calling. He maintains the mindset of a student, constantly learning. “Once I start thinking I'm an expert, or give into the temptation of not valuing everybody's importance, that could hold me back. The only real obstacle to my continued success is me.”



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123: Organizer Envision a Safe, Humane Chicago, and Beyond


Wed, Oct 21, 2015


Cynthia Bathurst, Ph.D., believes you can't have a safe neighborhood if it's not humane for its humans and animal residents. As head of Safe Humane Chicago and co-founder of D.A.W.G. (Dog Advisory Work Group), she started in her Lincoln Park neighborhood, with a global vision for humane communities worldwide. “I grew up with animals, friends and a loving family, knowing that animals, compassion and helping others was crucial to everyone's life. On a Chicago community policing ride-along, Cynthia witnessed a former neighbor die. The transformative experience drove her to organize to address the violence, abuse and neglect of humans and animals.



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122: Pawnbroker’s Passion for Deals Nets Him a TV Show and a Bestseller


Tue, Oct 20, 2015


Les Gold is an old school pawnbroker at heart, with a passion for collecting and a nose for deals and people. Known worldwide through his TruTV show, Hardcore Pawn, he authored the bestselling For What It’s Worth: Business Wisdom from a Pawnbroker. Les built American Jewelry and Loan from the ground up. From early childhood, Les had a sharp eye for spotting opportunities and finding ways of doing things better. Whether he was leveraging his pizza, selling it by the slice, brokering a better deal or adding new services, his lifelong drive has been a passion for improvement and productivity.



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121: A Lifetime Finding Ways to Say YES to Creativity


Mon, Oct 19, 2015


Sarah Daniels joined RealArcade in 2005 sourcing and producing video games. Ten years later, with dozens of titles as producer, designer and creative director, she’s making games for the whole family. In January 2015, she left Seattle in a renovated “Skoolie” bus. Her mission: to unplug, reconnect, and challenge her status quo. In a life filled with rich, diverse experiences, Sarah has honed a guiding pragmatism: “For earning a living, I made the mercenary's choice—I want to do what I love, and I have to pay my bills. The key is to get clear on what it means to be creative.”



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120: Expert Interview: Options for Dealing with Truly Difficult People, with Victoria Pynchon


Fri, Oct 16, 2015


Victoria Pynchon took a mediation course that changed her business and her life, after having labored 25 years in contentious high stakes business litigation. Earning a degree in conflict resolution from the Strauss Institute, her business, SheNegotiates, prospers as it helps individual women close their own personal gender wage gap. “You can't be a bully or an asshole alone in your room. Both exist only in a relationship. We all have the opportunity to stop, talk, de-escalate. This can heal relationships. We fear having the conversations necessary to heal relationships because we are afraid of being shamed, or of making ourselves just a little bit vulnerable.”



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119: Women Starting Over—Coming Back After a Money Crisis


Thu, Oct 15, 2015


Oraynab Jwayyed, consultant and founder of Business Interludes, LLC, helps women learn to manage their money and organize their financial lives. The latest of her two e-books, released on amazon.com October 2015, is "Starting Over: A Practical Guide for Women After a Money Crisis.” It is already a best seller. After marrying young and raising a family, I went back to school to study business. I was surprised by the many women—often well educated—who were amazed that I understood finance and accounting. They were frightened, facing divorce or money crises, and desperately needed practical financial guidance.



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118: Entrepreneurial Podcast Breaks the Borders, Builds Community


Wed, Oct 14, 2015


Rohit Gandrakota is a supply chain professional and part time podcaster. He moved to the US from India in 2008 to earn his Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering. An avid podcast listener, he channeled his passion into his own podcast, Breaking the Borders, which features immigrant entrepreneurs. Learning from podcasts, Rohit “was blown away by how much you can learn from others’ experiences.” A light bulb went on when a comment on one of his favorite shows said, “When you interview a guest from my part of the world, I feel more connected.” His Breaking the Borders podcast was born.



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117: The Principal Pro Helps Parents, Teachers Educate for Hope


Tue, Oct 13, 2015


Kristina MacBury is a high school principal, mother of 11, and bestselling author of The Principal Pro, a collection of real life case studies based on her decades of educational experience. She is co-founder of Educate 4 Hope, an organization with a strong passion for coaching future leaders and supporting students. “I was so lucky to have had great teachers and role models. People go into education for two reasons: they had poor teachers and poor counselors, or they had excellent, amazing teachers. Not a lot of people go into education who had mediocre teachers.”



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116. Marketing Messages with Integrity


Mon, Oct 12, 2015


Lisa Manyon created a 3-step marketing and copywriting model for messages with integrity: challenge, solution, invitation. Recipient of the People's Choice Award at the 29th California Women's Conference and creator of training for small business development centers. “Not everyone shares all the pieces of the online marketing puzzle. Sometimes people are only selling pieces of the dream, selling hope. I bust through all that and let people know what the truth of the matter is. I understand that for true success I have to stand by my brand promise.”



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115: Expert Interview: More Than Just a Mentor, Women Need a Champion


Fri, Oct 09, 2015


Ida Abbott has been helping employers develop, manage and retain legal talent since 1995, following a long career as a trial lawyer. A mentor and coach to high achieving individuals, she is a co-founder of the Professional Development Consortium and the Hastings Leadership Academy for Women. Much of her current work focuses on advancing women. It's crucial to have a champion for your career and professional advancement, someone who becomes actively engaged on your behalf. Not every mentor will do this. A champion will not only advise you but will actually make things happen for you. This is the highest form of mentoring.



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114: New BOSS in Town Is in the Business of Giving Back


Thu, Oct 08, 2015


Paul Kirch’s BOSS Academy and Radio is helping entrepreneurs and small business owners build successful, sustainable businesses. Paul’s firm, Actus Sales Intelligence, helps clients sell smarter and creates a synergy for BOSS clients. “Throughout my career, whenever I've given the most, I've received the most. When I've volunteered and given back, supported people, mentored college students, it's amazing how this really pays off. On the other hand, when I'm focused on just trying to make money, I’m losing sight of the big picture.”



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113: Clipping Sears Catalog Launches Artist’s Multi-Media Career


Wed, Oct 07, 2015


Nina Pak’s photographic career spans more than 30 years. “Out of necessity,” she developed her skills as a wardrobe stylist, set designer and hair stylist. Published in international magazines, book and magazine covers and editorial spreads, Nina’s artwork appears in anthologies including Spectrum Best Contemporary Fantasy Art, and books about the digital process. “There's no way to skip the basics. My advice is to first learn the tools. If you're doing digital photography, master Photoshop. If you're painting, learn how to mix colors. After hours of practice, finally, you will be good at it.”



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112: Entrepreneur Takes on Business Schools with Audacity and Price


Tue, Oct 06, 2015


Clay Clark, founder of Thrive15.com and SBA Entrepreneur of the Year, is described by Yahoo as the "Jim Carey of Entrepreneurship." Through his tireless tenacity and honey badger work ethic, he has founded and co-founded a string of successful companies including DJ Connection and Elephant in the Room Men's Grooming Lounge. Recognizing that his failures and subsequent successes could benefit others who are poor “like I used to be,” he created Thrive15.com, an online business school experience he describes as “nine to ten times better than the average business school, but at 1% of the cost: $50 per month—with a 30-day free trial.”



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111: Embrace the Moxie Within—No Apologies for Nurturing Big Dreams


Mon, Oct 05, 2015


Lori Patrice Robinson is the founder of Corporate Moxie, the premier destination for women who don’t apologize for having big dreams. Born out of a desire to see women encourage other career women, Corporate Moxie provides the tools for climbing the career ladder of success while embracing the “moxie” within. For any change in life, you have to: 1) believe in yourself, and 2) understand that it's going to take work. Be honest with yourself. If you're in a career you are no longer happy with, and if you see something that you would love to do, you need to make that step.



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110. Expert Interview: Changing at the Core, with Rob Scott


Fri, Oct 02, 2015


Rob Scott is known for rewiring limiting beliefs and bringing complete transformation. A master level coach, he creates digital products and training programs for world changers that help people break through their deepest limits. Rob’s “Identity Shifting Mastermind” reprograms people’s mindsets, and connects them to their deepest purpose. “I'm here to tell people that you can actually go in and rewire that self-sabotaging stuff so you have confidence, feel aligned with that next step and so you can completely move toward the change you desire.”



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109. A Fact-Based P.R. Veteran Counsels Courage to Speak Up


Thu, Oct 01, 2015


Judy DeRango Wicks brought her PR skills to technology, launching early fax machines, online banking and bill pay. Her career included “safe sex” campaigns in the 1980s, and campaigns on fighting fraud. An expert in consumer behavior change, she based award-winning campaigns on solid research, media and influencer relations. As a pioneer of the movement for women in the workplace, Judy learned the value of courage and speaking up, and enjoyed “a really wonderful career path” as a result. “Sometimes you have to summon courage and say this is the ethical way to go. If you don’t, nobody else will.”



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108. “Child Who Takes Care of Baby Birds” Still Healing After 35 Years


Wed, Sep 30, 2015


Janet McKim knew from the age of five that she wanted to “make the animals well.” Despite gender bias in the field, she obtained her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After 35 years, she still wakes up happy and excited to go to work. Janet can't remember ever not wanting to be a vet. In elementary school, when someone found baby bird on the playground, a teacher came to her classroom to find her because everyone knew her as "the person who takes care of baby birds." “That was my first experience of getting a referral," she recalls fondly.



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107. A Career of “Place-Making”—at his Restaurants, or in Sustainable Community


Tue, Sep 29, 2015


Steve Nygren sums up his 50-year career as a renowned restaurateur and now the developer of a sustainable wellness community as being “all about place-making”—a place at a table at one of his 34 critically acclaimed Peasant restaurants, or a place in his Serenbe community minutes away from downtown Atlanta. “Really dig down into your heart and your gut, not just your head. Listen with your heart or your gut to what you intuitively feel, and then have the courage to follow that intuition. When we go strictly by logic we will end up in situations we're not passionate about.”



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106: Battling Autism: A Mom Takes on the Odds


Mon, Sep 28, 2015


Tami A. Goldstein is a certified massage therapist, with 10+ years of experience facilitating Upledger Craniosacral therapy to individuals with autism. A national advocate and educator for autism, she is the award winning author of “Coming Through the Fog.” When her infant daughter began displaying disturbing symptoms after vaccinations, Tami began educating herself. As her daughter’s conditions worsened, culminating in an autism diagnosis at age 13, she quit her job to pursue appropriate therapy full time, encountering a shocking range of reactions from unresponsive to overtly hostile.



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105: Expert Interview: Proven Strategies to Double Your Productivity, with Dr. Enaka Yembe


Fri, Sep 25, 2015


Dr. Enaka Yembe, a physician and founder of American Stat-Care centers, opened her clinic from her sick bed and grew it to 7-figures in 8 months. A bestselling author, speaker, coach and mentor, she has appeared on local and network TV. She believes each person has the God-given ability to be successful. Did you know you can double your productivity just by doing a few simple disciplines throughout your day? In her brief interview, Dr. Yembe tells specifically how you can reach your highest level of success using effective, proven strategies.



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104: A Global Pursuit of a Dream


Thu, Sep 24, 2015


Rick Karlsruher chased a dream—getting his life story told in a film—across three continents, becoming bait for an IRS/FBI sting. He saw the horrors of apartheid in South Africa and the glitz of Monte Carlo. A Story Almost Told puts the reader in the action. Trying to produce a film about his life adventures showed Rick a need to create a platform for new and undiscovered writers. NoveltunityŽ has attracted over 4.4 million page views and members from over two dozen countries. Rick sees it as the world’s first e-book book club that exclusively features new or undiscovered writers.”



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103: Cheeky New App Is a “Digital Dating Disruptor”


Wed, Sep 23, 2015


Lori Cheek is an architect turned entrepreneur. Her mobile dating app, Cheekd, reimagines online dating using Bluetooth, making missed connections obsolete. Now her blueprints create relationships instead of buildings. A veteran of TV’s “Shark Tank,” she was recently listed as "One of the Top 10 CEOs to Watch" and “The Digital Dating Disruptor.” Even before architecture school, Lori knew she had an entrepreneurial itch and a lifelong creative streak. “Through my corporate experience as an architect, I always felt something was missing. My heart and soul were not into it.”



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102: Social Change Nation Helps Social Entrepreneurs Make a Dollar and a Difference


Tue, Sep 22, 2015


Joshua Schukman is founder of Social Change Nation. His mission and passion is to provide startup social entrepreneurs the best tools for growing their ventures. On his podcast he interviews leading change agents, creating online content to help make a dollar and a difference. "Make people feel like they can become part of something greater than themselves, and they’ll love you for it," Josh said while chatting with social entrepreneurs around the world. “One thing that makes successful social entrepreneurs stand out is their ability to bring people into causes bigger than any one person.”



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101: Breast Cancer Conqueror Brings Years of Practice to Coach Wellness


Mon, Sep 21, 2015


Dr. V?ronique Desaulniers (“Dr. V.”) “retired” after 30 years of bioenergetics chiropractic practice to share her personal, non-toxic healing journey as a breast cancer conqueror. Her book “Heal Breast Cancer Naturally” is a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. Her step-by-step coaching program, “The 7 Essentials ™,” is based on decades of her own research. My passion is to inspire, support, and connect women all around the globe to live their best life through healing of body, mind, and soul. The 7 Essentials ™ empowers women to reclaim their health. Cancer does NOT run your life – you do!



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100: Expert Interview: How a Shift from Getting to Giving Yields Dramatic Results


Fri, Sep 18, 2015


Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences. He has shared the platform with today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President. Shifting your focus from getting to giving (“giving” meaning constantly and consistently providing value to others) is not only personally fulfilling; it’s also the most financially profitable way of doing business. This “Go-Giver” methodology has accounted for dramatic changes for the better in the lives of thousands of businesses and individuals.



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99: Life Crisis Opens Doors to Genuine Passion, Authentic Living


Thu, Sep 17, 2015


Red Katz is a businessman, author and motivational speaker who teaches entrepreneurs the necessary tools required to build resiliency and fuel growth in their businesses. His new book, Live Your YOUlogy, is an inspirational guide to learning how to unleash genuine passion and unlock lasting business success. “Living an unconscious life, without examining your own life’s meaning, ultimately will not work. I want people to face it, know that it's OK, and see what it's like on the other side. That's what I like to do, to open the door so at least they can see it.”



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98: Once Homeless, She Lands on Success in Real Estate


Wed, Sep 16, 2015


Kemi Egan is a bestseller author and top rated podcaster of New World, Real Estate. Homeless in her early 20s, she dove into studying wealth and success. In a year she raised $1 million and built a multi-million dollar portfolio, while still homeless. Defying the pull of inter-generational poverty in England, Kemi put herself through college to become a physical therapist, then opened a community clinic to fill gaps in care of the National Health Service. Lack of business experience, and the 2008 financial crash, brought bankruptcy, then a passion to conquer poverty.



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97: Wellness Through Technology and Quantified Self


Tue, Sep 15, 2015


Josh Trent, founder of WellnessForce.com, host of Wellness Force Radio Podcast, was awarded “Top 50 Digital Health Influencers 2015? by Onalytica. A corrective exercise specialist, quantified-self enthusiast and expert in fitness technology, Josh is online and on iTunes. His mission is to empower wellness in over one million lives through technology. His motivation to help thousands to wellness is deeply rooted in a childhood and adolescence marked by weight and health struggles. A partier at age 22, he had a dramatic mind change. “I refuse to live this mediocre life,” he declared, and launched into the self-education about nutrition which he continues to this day.



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96: Global “LookBooker” Puts Beauty and Grooming a Click Away


Mon, Sep 14, 2015


Giorgia Rossi is the co-founder of LookBooker, New York City’s premier hair and beauty appointment aggregator bringing together customers looking for salon, spa and barbershop appointments with salon owners looking for customers. People can book their appointments online, anytime, anywhere. Sick of trying to book a bikini wax from the middle of an iron ore mine, Giorgia co-created an entrepreneurial solution. Leaving a budding career as a management consultant in Australia, she launched LookBooker in Singapore, where it is Southeast Asia’s top hair and beauty aggregator, then took on New York.



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95: Expert Interview: Gratitude Brings Soulful Vitality, with Ad?le McLay


Fri, Sep 11, 2015


Ad?le McLay is a business and personal success strategist, coaching her entrepreneur clients around the world for more than 20 years toward her vision of “Soulful Vitality.” She declares, “Each of us should be sizzling in business and life, but too many of us are only simmering. It concerns me whenever I hear someone say, ‘I’ll be happy when...or if,’ because when they get it, they just go on to want the next thing. They're never happy. My view is, we create happiness in the moment, in the now. If we choose happiness now, everything will change.”



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94: Podcasting a Natural Fit for Lifelong Radio Broadcaster


Thu, Sep 10, 2015


Jason Zinzilieta has been in broadcasting for nearly 30 years. He's the general manager of two radio stations, KYCA-AM and KAHM-FM, in Prescott, AZ. He also hosts The Victorious Writer Daily Podcast, and writes The Victorious Writer Blog at www.thevictoriouswriter.com. Jason is 45 years old, married, with two children. In radio, developing a podcast, blogging and life in general, Jason has been guided by “three simple words: be not afraid. When we take chances, even if we fail, it does not necessarily mean our complete downfall. Most people don't understand the talents they do have, and they DO have a lot.”



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93: Fearless Inner Journey is a Miracle in Itself


Wed, Sep 09, 2015


Sonia Ross is a therapist and a licensed clinical social worker in the Washington, DC area. Author of the Amazon bestseller, "The Journey Within: Healing Our Hearts and Minds through A Course in Miracles,” her practice focuses on helping others find the barriers to the peace that exists within us all. “When you are able to go into your own pain, hold it, look at it and not be afraid of it, you can be with other people, see their pain and help them through it. I love having in-depth conversations with people, lifting people up, connecting with them on a soul level.”



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92: Web Marketing Pioneer Optimizes with Podcasting


Tue, Sep 08, 2015


Alex Harris is an award winning web designer, best-selling author and founder of AlexDesigns.com. He hosts the top ranked podcast, MarketingOptimization.tv. PPC Hero named him the "#4 Top Influential Conversion Rate Optimization Expert of 2014.” His latest book, Small Business Big Money Online, became an Amazon #1 Best Seller. Alex got online in 2000, designing web pages. He quickly learned about internet marketing, developing landing pages to drive email traffic to websites. Freelancing, he soon was #1 in Google for keyword "landing page design." “I got a lot of work from that.”



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91: Her Language Is Individualism in Japanese, Chinese, English and More


Mon, Sep 07, 2015


Queenie Kawabe has been teaching Chinese and Japanese to people from all walks of life in a variety of settings since 2006. A qualified online language and secondary school teacher, she is based in Fukuoka, Japan. Teaching English speakers to expand their world with language, using techniques that are fun and easy, is her dream. “In my (Asian) society we follow what the parents say, and kids are getting stuck. Don't get stuck just because everyone else is doing something. My friends sometimes say, 'You do what you love and it's great. How do you it?" I say, “You just have to believe in yourself.”



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90: Expert Interview: Start Early to Help Children Visualize Their Future


Fri, Sep 04, 2015


Dr. Nicoline Ambe has taught in schools and universities across the U.S. for two decades, teaching parents effective strategies to help their children excel in school and prepare for a successful future. She is an educational trainer and consultant, bestselling author, speaker and entrepreneur. “Start early to give your children the WHY behind going to school. Talk to them consistently about how they can use their talents, their smarts, the unique gifts they have to create something wonderful for their life in the future. Consistently talk with them about their passion, purpose and meaning.”



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89: Ambassador’s Memoir: “It All Begins with Self”


Thu, Sep 03, 2015


Delano Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, rose from segregation-era Kansas to prominence in government, business, and the not-for-profit world. His memoir, “It All Begins with Self,” affirms his belief in family, education, hard work, perseverance, mentors and supporters. His career includes top positions at National Public Radio and the Peace Corps. As a full time law student, working 44 hours a week at the renowned Menninger Clinic to support his family, Delano was tapped for the new Honors Program at Robert F. Kennedy’s Department of Justice. His whirlwind initiation exposed him to espionage and criminal cases, and whetted his appetite for government service.



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88: Leaving Corporate World Behind for Independence as a Visual Storyteller


Wed, Sep 02, 2015


Deatra Harris left a global management position in 2012 to pursue her passion in film. With a master’s in marketing weeks away, she is already an award-winning independent filmmaker. Her films have screened worldwide. She recently wrapped production on a web-based design show. A divorce triggered Deatra to use her lifelong love of writing, but, instead of journaling, she gravitated toward creative writing, enrolling in courses at Atlanta’s Alliance Theater and writing for stage. Attending a film festival in Miami introduced her to Spike Lee’s workshops and a love of the visual storytelling of film.



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87: A Founder of Business Breakthroughs Recalls the Power of “I’ll Show You!”


Tue, Sep 01, 2015


Mitch Russo co-founded Timeslips Corporation, the largest time tracking software company in the world. He pioneered the virtual organization with Chet Holmes and Tony Robbins, co-creating Business Breakthroughs International, with nearly 300 people and about $25M in sales. In 2013 he wrote the bestseller, “The Invisible Organization,” a guide for fully virtual organizations. As an applications engineer right after college, Mitch noticed the sales reps were earning three times as much as he was. He asked his boss about going into sales and was told, “Great salesmen are born, not made.” Mitch thought, “I’ll show you,” and proceeded to build a $10 million company.



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86: For a Musician with a True Voice, “Xanax” Is a Love Song


Mon, Aug 31, 2015


Krysta Youngs is an artist with a true voice, whose career spans songwriter rounds in Nashville, Tennessee, and the gritty, inspiring streets of Los Angeles. Her creative collaborations include The Writing Camp’s David Quinones (“DQ”), Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo, Rihanna and others. A graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. “Stay focused on what your goal is. I always say I don't like to have a back-up plan because I don't want to back up… I would say 90 percent of my opportunities and successes came from the honest, true and real relationships that I've built. They’re what life is all about.”



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85: From Knowing Her Dream to Making It Her Own


Fri, Aug 28, 2015


Melissa Cohen, LCSW, wrote the bestselling ParentKnowledgy, A (Simple) Guide to Surviving Your Teen. She is dedicated to helping individuals find their own identity while managing their need for independence. Whether it is anxiety, conflict resolution, communication, self-esteem or managing expectations, Melissa tailors her approach to each unique situation. "I think it takes a long time to build up (the) courage to move forward with what we want. I had found what I loved to do earlier in life. I just hadn't found a way to make it my own. It took all these years to do that.”



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84: Retired Special Agent Steers Job-Seekers Through Maze of Security Clearances


Thu, Aug 27, 2015


Kevin Crane began his career as a U.S. Special Agent in 1985 with the Defense Investigative Service, conducting thousands of investigations for U.S. government security clearances. Through his bestselling book, Access Granted, he helps job seekers and others gain clearance for government jobs. Increasingly, jobs in government and business require security clearances. While helping young people and others navigate the process, he realized how much he loves being of service. In active retirement, he continues to share his expertise and has branched out into many new areas of service with children, youth and community.



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83: "Spark Your Own Passion"


Wed, Aug 26, 2015


Diane Whitney’s passion is focused on improving the lives of dogs and their owners through humane, force-free behavior modification dog training methods. In her nearly 20 years as a canine behavior specialist and a pet dog training instructor, she has taught nearly 2,000 group classes and hundreds of private clients, using basic classical and operant conditioning. “When there's something inside of you that says, ‘I would really like to do that, but…,’ that’s where we start, with the ‘but.’ You have to stoke your own fire. Yes, we do need support from our friends and family, but we also need to be our own spark.”



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82: Multi-Talented Visioneer Blends Music, Visual Arts and Business Skills


Tue, Aug 25, 2015


Dahlan Foah, president of VisioneeringŽ International, Inc. is a pioneer in the audiovisual/multimedia industry. As a principal audiovisual consultant to the U.N., he brought his diverse skills to exhibitions, Visitors’ Centers. World’s Fair pavilions, installations for corporate clients. Born into a highly artistic family, which included Enrico Leide, founder of the first Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, he was steeped in music and art appreciation from childhood. Being a photographer in a documentary at the United Nations for an independent producer opened doors for his future collaborations with U.N. agencies worldwide.



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81: Childhood War Survivor Guides Healing on the Inside


Mon, Aug 24, 2015


Mercedes Guzman recalls her childhood self in war-torn El Salvador as, “a dreamer with a passion that could never be defeated.” Rising above the civil war, she moved to the United States. Today she helps people heal their childhood wounds from the inside-out. Know “that your thoughts become your reality. What you say consciously, daily, creates your reality. I learned to observe what I am thinking, feeling and saying, because that will create my reality. It's not the government, not the economy. It is what you are consistently thinking and saying that creates your reality.”



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80: Writer Advises: Eyes Open Wide to Notice the Nuances


Fri, Aug 21, 2015


Prue Batten writes award winning historical fantasy and fiction from her farm in Tasmania in her native Australia. After working as a journalist/researcher for Australian Broadcasting Corporation and raising a family, she writes novels and farms with her husband in a cropping and grazing operation. Dissatisfied with a librarian job, she walked up the street. At the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, she thought “I'll go in there and ask for a job.” Hired on the spot for a human resources slot, she was a researcher three months later. “It was the best job of all time. I loved it.”



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79: Guiding Business Based on Practical Behavioral Intelligence


Thu, Aug 20, 2015


Hugh Massie, president and founder of DNA Behavior International, is a behavioral management strategist and entrepreneur with 28 years of diverse international experience. His goal: to make behavioral intelligence practically usable on a scalable basis to “Know, Engage and Grow” every employee and client online. As an accountant, Hugh created a financial services business. It was lucrative, but he felt miserable. He started seeing how people’s decisions and behavior were often “hard-wired.” The light bulb came on. “I could re-invent financial services to be human-centered and educational, not just a transaction and commission.”



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78: A ‘Boomer Babe’ Explores Agelessness


Wed, Aug 19, 2015


Marjorie Hope Rothstein, founder of Living the 5 Star Life...without limits, is a spa trends specialist and new aging/boomer expert focused on becoming ageless. As a “Boomer Babe” with her finger on the pulse of the latest leading edge breakthroughs in beauty and preventative health and wellness, she is passionate about finding and sharing her discoveries of the fountain of youth with you. "I've always been passionate about beauty as an art form, and in all forms: nature, sculptures, stone carving, and of being a feminine woman in a world of very conflicting messages."



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77: Funny Business-Comic With an Entrepreneur’s Heart


Tue, Aug 18, 2015


Marshall Chiles is a comedian with the heart of an entrepreneur. His current venture, Humor Wins, offers corporate comedy roasts, executive humor coaching and applying self-deprecation. Why? Because, as Inc. Magazine said, “Leaders who laugh at themselves appear more likable, trusting, and caring to their people.” “My mindset is that you're not in business to make money. Money is just something that comes along from doing the right stuff. It’s always been whatever's best for comedy,” Marshall declares. Because of that approach, he has a good reputation with comedians, including many famous comics.



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76: Thriving Online as a Mentor, PR Pro


Mon, Aug 17, 2015


Deedra Determan helped make KOKI-TV a top Fox affiliate in the U.S. As “the wife of one and mother of two,” she used her 20+ years of marketing savvy, and her parenting knowledge, to create several websites attracting 100,000 moms each month. To continue using her entrepreneurial skills and simultaneously be close to her family, Deedra shifted her focus to D2 Branding, her innovative marketing communications firm, igniting brands to be the market leader in their industry. Recently she became an online mentor and youtube instructor at Thrive15.com, which offers affordable business education.



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75. Expert Interview: Employee Recognition—Making it Real, with Dr. Paul White


Fri, Aug 14, 2015


Dr. Paul White specializes in the language of authentic appreciation, and how to express it meaningfully to others. Co-author of three books and the Motivating by Appreciation Inventory, used by corporations, colleges and universities, medical facilities, schools, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Feelings of being unappreciated are cited by 79% of people that leave an organization voluntarily. Companies have responded by creating employee recognition programs. “The problem is, they're largely viewed as inauthentic and disingenuous, just sort of going through the motions,” Dr. White explains. The key: learning the language of appreciation.



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74: Using Nature to Take Health Back


Thu, Aug 13, 2015


Anthony Gucciardi is a natural health and self-development author, speaker, and activist whose writings have appeared in USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling books and top 100 websites. After creating the website NaturalSociety.com in 2010, Anthony's writings on health and wellness have reached tens of millions of readers worldwide. Diagnosed with Lyme disease seven or eight years ago, Anthony followed his doctor’s orders until the megadoses of steroids “made me feel 100 times worse than before.” He passionately plunged into a search for natural remedies. Soon he felt “radically better,” and he launched his deep dive into natural health.



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73: She Knows Cotton from Genes to Jeans


Wed, Aug 12, 2015


As Jane Dever, Ph.D., approaches retirement, she’s back at the cotton project she started 32 years ago after college, still excited about helping west Texas farmers boost the quality of the fiber in their cotton crops, to be more competitive in the global market. She knows cotton from genes to jeans. After her years in the corporate sector, being a public breeder enabled Jane to focus on underserved stakeholders. This led to a project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through Catholic Relief Services in Burkina Faso, West Africa, where growers face the same issues as U.S. growers.



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72: A 10-Year International Basketball Career Leads to Youth Training Camps


Tue, Aug 11, 2015


Eric Dailey, founder of Dailey Training, was a professional basketball player, a stand-out on major teams in Europe, Asia and South America. Without an agent he successfully negotiated contracts, managed travel arrangements and conducted try-outs. While playing for Real Madrid in Spain—a top tier team in Europe—Eric learned he could negotiate better for his own best interests than an agent in the U.S. Building relationships with general managers globally, he learned the intricacies of corporate business. Currently he is under contract with ESPN Wide World of Sports and The Walt Disney Company.



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71: Life Coach from Peru Finds Her True North


Mon, Aug 10, 2015


Tatiana Franklin is a certified professional life coach and energy leadership index master practitioner. At age 17 she left her native Peru, learned English, and pursued her studies in the U.S. Her mission is to help people realize that living successfully is not a dream but a purpose to be lived every day. After working several years in market research in Peru and the U.S., and at a U.S. digital advertising agency, Tatiana realized the job was not “fulfilling her soul.” Her search led her to earn the credentials to fulfill her dream as a certified professional life coach.



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70: Expert: Emotional Intelligence—The Secret Sauce to Your Success


Fri, Aug 07, 2015


Dawn Cook polishes leaders until they shine. With 25 years of demonstrated excellence in leadership development, she now has four certifications in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and 10 years as a certified coach. She has worked with executives and teams at companies such as Cox Communications and Southern Company in both personal and professional skills development. “EQ is the ability and the choice to be smart with your emotions, and it really is a choice. Research, which has been replicated many times, has proven that EQ is two to three times as important to your success in business as both IQ and technical skills combined.



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69: Making a World More Respectful, Stylish, Gentlemanly


Thu, Aug 06, 2015


Zacchary Falconer-Barfield is the “first gentleman” of The Perfect Gentleman, a venture to make the world more respectful, stylish and gentlemanly. An entrepreneur since age 19, he is an online publisher, author and consultant and has worked in industries as diverse as security, bars, films, tech and more. Having spent 70% of his childhood quite ill, Zacchary was despondent. At age 12, he contemplated suicide. Perched several floors above ground in the latest house his mother had bought to flip and resell, he convinced himself, "No, I'm not going to do that. I'm going to change my life." And he did.



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68: Conquering Anxiety of Learning a Foreign Language


Wed, Aug 05, 2015


Dr. Taghreed M. Al-Saraj, bestselling author of The Anxious Language Learner, is a global researcher in applied linguistics. Her personal experiences and struggles led to her become a leadership coach, helping hundreds overcome anxieties of learning a foreign language. Even now, as a post-doctoral fellow at UC Berkeley and founder of EducateRight.com, her childhood empathy about language anxiety motivated her to learn yet another language, Turkish, while researching her latest book. Writing to a non-academic audience, she wanted to experience afresh the fears she was exploring for her readers.



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67: Reciprocity - Create Value to Receive It


Tue, Aug 04, 2015


Dr. Randy Ross, founder and CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Remarkable!, is a “craftsman of culture and a catalytic coach.” A master of cultural transformation, his unique understanding of employee engagement offers practical solutions for increasing the morale and performance of teams. His two-fold approach teaches: first, we are all designed to create value in life. When we create value, life is full and satisfying. The second is that all the good things we want in life are the result of value creation. As we create value for others, we experience that same happiness we bring to them.



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66: No Magic, Just a Step a Day to Your Dream


Mon, Aug 03, 2015


Christy Haussler left a 6-figure corporate job to follow her dream: moving to Key West, Florida. In 10 months she replaced her income, earning more than she ever did working for someone else. Outside her comfort zone, she’s where she wants to be, doing her heart’s desire. On her daily 85-mile commutes, she listened to all the audiobooks in her local library, then discovered podcasting. Becoming a “super consumer” of podcasts, she created Brick and Mortar Reporter podcast, spotlighting local businesses suffering from online competition and the economic downturn. Podcasting offered a way out.



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65. Expert: Development through Coaching


Fri, Jul 31, 2015


Dr. Tom Tavantzis  asserts people can be taught to identify and work with their strengths. “I believe deeply in the power within each of us to harness our natural abilities as well as develop our own career and life vision, so that we can live lives that are satisfying to ourselves and others.” Coaching managers to “be in the here and now and really listen is vital for understanding problems,” Tavantzis explains. “When people talk about situations, they're also making comments about the relationship that exists between you and them.” Helping people through their relationships helps a manager deal with the team in a different way.



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64: A Knack for Bringing the Great Outdoors Online and On-Screen


Thu, Jul 30, 2015


Brown's Guides develops and publishes high-quality editorial content about a wide variety of where-to-go, what-to-do topics through multiple channels and platforms, explains publisher Fred Brown. “I have been involved with all aspects of print and online publishing, writing, editing, promotion and sales for over 35 years. It’s what I love to do.” Fred was recruited by the editor of his college newspaper, although he’d never considered journalism. Editing the newspaper “convinced me journalism was my calling. I’ve never been able to escape it. Although I've tried on numerous occasions, I always come back to it.”



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63: A Life of Action in Two Languages


Wed, Jul 29, 2015


Helen Duffy, as a bilingual court interpreter based in her hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, uses the fluency in Spanish which she developed in Managua, Nicaragua while teaching English to university students in the war-torn country. Born to activist parents, she learned early how to navigate controversy and dissent. Armed with only a B.S. degree in English, Helen plunged herself into learning Spanish on the job in Nicaragua. The nation was engaged in a major literacy campaign, and there was also a thirst among college students for learning English. She spent 20 years teaching English as a second language.



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62: Writing (and Editing) his Ticket in the Mountains of France


Tue, Jul 28, 2015


Ward Rinehart, as co-manager of Jura Editorial Services, is an American who lives and works in the Jura mountains of France. The firm edits and writes English-language publications for the international organizations in nearby Geneva, Switzerland, and for clients worldwide. He worked in communications at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore for 30 years. At age 6, Ward recalls creating “a little neighborhood newspaper” with a friend, an early indication that writing might be in his blood. Years later, he was in Paris in 1968 during the student uprising. Returning home to Middletown, CT, he edited a newspaper covering the student strikes in 1969.



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61: A Life Changed by Reading, Self-Confidence and Determination


Mon, Jul 27, 2015


Dr. Nicoline Ambe, founder of Nicoline Ambe International, an educational training and consulting company, is a #1 bestselling author, speaker and entrepreneur, teaching parents how to help children excel in school and prepare for a successful future. Proving her belief in the life-changing power of reading, Nicoline came to Canada and the U.S. on scholarships and earned her undergraduate degree, two master’s degrees and a doctorate, entirely on scholarships. Her initiative, belief in herself and hard work paved the path to forming her own company. She has been an educator nearly 20 years.



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60: Expert: The Geometry of Inevitable Success


Fri, Jul 24, 2015


For 30 years, Bob Lancer has helped clients toward authentic living. Clients include Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses, associations, schools, community service organizations and coaching clients. He also teaches parents and childcare professionals to raise children to reach their full potential. Success must begin with the question, asked early and often: “What is the point of my life?” Using geometric terms, Bob describes “the point” as the first of several forms in nature that guide and help us understand our success journey, including the line, the wave, the circle, and the spiral.



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59: Finding Freedom, Variety, Balance, and Quality of Life


Thu, Jul 23, 2015


Alf Nucifora, MBA (Harvard) is founder and chair of The Luxury Marketing Council chapter in Northern California, a global organization representing 1000+ leading consumer luxury brands. A native of Brisbane, Australia, his career in advertising and marketing spans corporate and agency work. After earning a B.A. from the University of Queensland, he worked for Fortune 500 companies in Australia and the United States. Leaving the corporate side to move into agency management, he settled in the San Francisco area in 2005, where he says the quality of life is incomparable.



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58: Escaping Pain through Art


Wed, Jul 22, 2015


Helena H?tzl, Swedish painter and illustrator, spent much of her childhood in pain, enduring many surgeries, using her dreams and art to satiate a hunger for escape. London’s Saatchi Gallery helped her art go international with her first exhibition in Budapest in 2008. Her career focus is on empowering girls and women. Even if it’s tough, and life is really bad, it always changes in some way, if you really want to follow your dreams. Have faith, believe in yourself, even though it's a battle every day. I've learned that every time I thought I had failed, something better came.



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