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Have you ever been given a piece of life-changing advice so incredible that it rocked your world? Brant Menswar and Jim Knight, two of the countries most sought after speakers, discuss bite-sized, specific and compelling thoughts (shared with a rockstar guest) centered around the hottest topics. Whether you’re searching for inspiration, long for change or just enjoy powerful conversation, this weekly, edu-taining podcast will be music to your ears.

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Ep 157 - HOW TO BRING OUT SOMEONE'S TRUE NATURE (w/ John DeMato)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is former television producer and famed photographer, John DeMato, who is now a visual storytelling expert who photographs speakers, authors, trainers and consultants to create world-class, image assets that positions them as an authority in their space of expertise.    TOPIC:  How to Bring Out Someone's True Nature GUEST: John DeMato   THOUGHT #1 - Understand the Big Picture - Don't Get Lost in the Details THOUGHT #2 - Own Who You Are - Be Confidently & Authentically Your True Self THOUGHT #3 - Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously   CONNECT: Website: JohnDeMato.com Instagram: @thebookboudoir   JOHN DEMATO'S BIO: John DeMato is visual storytelling expert who photographs speakers, authors, trainers and consultants to create world-class, image assets that positions them as an authority in their space of expertise.  Through collaboration, strategy and execution, he sets clients up for success beyond the photo sessions by educating them on how to leverage their portraits, book images, virtual and live event photos across their online presence.  A former television producer, John has spent 22 years behind a camera, which greatly influences how he creates a valuable and magical experience for those he serves.    RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 29, 2023
Ep 156 - HOW TO UNDERSTAND A TREND vs. A FAD (w/ Paul Barron)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is speaker, author, podcaster and entrepreneur, Paul Barron. Paul is a highly perceptive tech and media executive, who has emerged as a crucial voice in the next generation of business use cases in blockchain, web3, and finance.  TOPIC:  How to Understand a Trend vs. a Fad GUEST: Paul Barron   THOUGHT #1 - Identify Early Markers - Stick to Them Even When Everyone Thinks You're Crazy THOUGHT #2 - Spot Adoption Curves and What it Takes to Move the Needle THOUGHT #3 - Position Your Business to be in Front of Fads that May Become a Trend   CONNECT: Website: PBN3.com Blog: PBN3 Substack Documentary: Fast Casual Nation (amazon) Podcast: The Restaurant Report Podcast: Fast Casual Nation Book: The Chipotle Effect Linkedin: Paul Barron Facebook: Paul Barron Network Twitter: @paulbarrontv YouTube: Paul Barron Network   PAUL BARRON'S BIO: Paul Barron's extensive experience spanning over two decades in the domains of technology, media, and business has culminated in the creation of one of the most rapidly growing web3/blockchain education platforms, PBN3.com.  As a highly perceptive tech and media executive, Paul has established consumer science data platforms, media companies, and a consumer sentiment tool that has stood the test of time. His blockchain and Web3 shows enjoy a massive following, with millions of viewers and listeners tuning in each month.  Consequently, Paul has emerged as a crucial voice in the next generation of business use cases in blockchain, web3, and finance.   RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 22, 2023
Ep 155 - HOW TO GET UNSTUCK (w/ Cara Brookins)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is keynote speaker and author, Cara Brookins, who is best known as the woman who built a house with her four kids using YouTube tutorials. After sharing her story in a best-selling memoir, it became an overnight viral media sensation. Cara now delivers unconventional advice to global audiences that inspires action and leadership in even the most challenging circumstances.    TOPIC:  How to Get Unstuck GUEST: Cara Brookins   THOUGHT #1 - Have a Clearly-Defined Goal - Avoid Things that will Pull from That THOUGHT #2 - Don't Over Plan - Move Fast THOUGHT #3 - Ask: If You Were the :Last Person on Each, Could You Figure it Out? BONUS THOUGHT - Think: What's the Worst Case Scenario?   CONNECT: Website: CaraBrookins.com Book: Unstuck: End Procrastination Using the Ancient Psychology Behind How-To Videos Memoir: RISE: How a House Built a Family Linkedin: Cara Brookins Twitter: @cmbrookins Email: Cara@CaraBrookins.com   CARA BROOKINS' BIO: Cara Brookins is best known as the woman who built a house with her four kids using YouTube tutorials. After sharing her story in a best-selling memoir, it became an overnight viral media sensation.  Now, Brookins is a sought-after keynote speaker trusted by global brands to deliver unconventional advice that inspires action and leadership in even the most challenging circumstances.  You can find her latest strategies to master productivity, stop procrastinating, and reach your biggest goals at CaraBrookins.com.   RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 15, 2023
Ep 154 - HOW TO HOLD OTHERS ACCOUNTABLE (w/ Dirk Donahue)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Dirk Donahue, who is a former middle school music teacher and currently a university music director and full time singer for the famous “Dapper Dans of Main Street” Barbershop Quartet at Walt Disney World' Magic Kingdom Park. As a leader in many performing groups, especially during his time with the Voices of Liberty, Dirk has had to hold others accountable...which is not always an easy thing to do.   TOPIC: How to Hold Others Accountable GUEST: Dirk Donahue   THOUGHT #1 - Give Appropriate Correction in a Positive Way - The Note Sandwich THOUGHT #2 - Know When to Let it Slide, but Address it Later THOUGHT #3 - Hold Yourself Accountable for Credibility with Others   CONNECT: Website: adonaimusicstudio.com Instagram: @tenornole   DIRK DONAHUE'S BIO: Dirk performed as a full-time singer and vocal captain in the world renowned a capella group, “Voices of Liberty” at The Walt Disney World Resort’s EPCOT theme park. Currently Dirk can be seen performing with the “Dapper Dans of Main Street” Barbershop Quartet at Magic Kingdom Park. He is also a clinician for Disney’s Imagination Campus’ Sings Workshops, as well as a rehearsal director for Disney’s Cast Choir for the Candlelight Processional Christmas celebration at EPCOT. Dirk also serves as Performing Arts Director at Johnson University Florida in Kissimmee. Along with Teaching private voice, Dirk is the Director of Johnson’s “Campus Choir and Choral Society” as well as co-Director of the university’s select ensemble, “New Creation.” Dirk also directs theater pieces at JUFL that have included many original Christmas Productions along with the musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Dirk was born and raised in Kissimmee, FL.  He has an Associate of Arts degree in Music (percussion/voice) from Seminole State College (where received the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award) and has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Central Florida.  Dirk taught Choral music at Denn John Middle School in Kissimmee from 1990-1995.  Dirk has conducted vocal workshops for performing groups at Seminole State College and the A.R.T.S. Camp of the Florida Keys to name a few.  He enjoys the honor of being an adjudicator and member of the Florida Vocal Association, judging at the State and District level as well as for National Performing Arts Festival and has been a guest conductor for several All-County High School and Middle School Choirs. Dirk is the recipient of the highest honors one can receive as a Disney Cast member: The Walt Disney Partners in Excellence Award, a Walt Disney World “Mousecar” which is Disney’s version of the Oscar, and the highest award given to a cast member, becoming a member of the inaugural class of the Walt Disney Legacy Award.   RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 08, 2023
Ep 153 - HOW TO DEVELOP THE TEAM (w/ Graham Cohen)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Graham Cohen, who is the owner of ARTEPMEDIA, a small independent training and video production company and is the Manager of Learning Technologies at one of the American Automobile Associations largest clubs. As the former eLearning Manager for Hard Rock International and now managing a team at AAA, Graham shares his thoughts on how to develop team members. TOPIC: How to Develop the Team GUEST: Graham Cohen   THOUGHT #1 - Build the Band - Everyone on a Personal Development Team THOUGHT #2 - Select Your Instruments - Make Sure Each Person is Well-Suited for Each Position THOUGHT #3 - Tune Your Instruments - Give People the Time to Practice   CONNECT: Email: artepmedia@gmail.com Linkedin: Graham Cohen   GRAHAM COHEN'S BIO: With over 35 years of experience in the training and media industry, there’s not much that Graham Cohen hasn’t seen or done.   Graham is owner of ARTEPMEDIA, a small independent training and video production company and is the Manager of Learning Technologies at one of the American Automobile Associations largest clubs, where and his fantastic team of five highly-skilled individuals crank out engaging and educational content each and every day.   Born and raised in the south of London, Graham immigrated to British Columbia, Canada in 1988 and quickly adapted to the North American lifestyle.   Graham now lives in Lake Mary, Florida with his wife, Petra of 25 years, has a wonderful daughter Courtney, two fabulous stepchildren Benny and Jessie, and their incredible grandkids, Nina, Lylah and Luca.   RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 01, 2023
Ep 152 - HOW TO FEEL BETTER: as you Live, Lead and Succeed (w/ Rachel Sheerin)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Rachel Sheerin, who is a Certified Professional Behavior Analyst and an award-winning keynote speaker, emcee and employee engagement consultant on a mission to help people feel better, think better and do better - together!   TOPIC: How to Feel Better (as you Live, Lead and Succeed) GUEST: Rachel Sheerin   THOUGHT #1 - Take Stock THOUGHT #2 - "If Then" Correlation - Use This Format for Life Strategies THOUGHT #3 - Free Refills - Understand Your Unique Sources to Energize Yourself   CONNECT: Website: rachelsheerin.com Instagram: @Rachel.Sheerin Linkedin: Rachel Sheerin Twitter: @rachel_sheerin Book (coming soon): BETTER: How to Feel Good as You Live, Lead and Succeed  RACHEL SHEERIN'S BIO: Rachel Sheerin, CPBA is an award-winning keynote speaker, emcee and employee engagement consultant on a mission to help people feel better, think better and do better - together! A Certified Professional Behavior Analyst, Rachel knows what makes people trust, connect and move to action, weaving that knowledge and strategies into her programs and performances to engage and energize audiences. Part of what makes Rachel connect with every attendee is the fact that she has been on all sides of business - sales, operations and executive leadership.. She's built multi-million dollar sales teams for organizations that want to grow profits and boost happiness and delivered organization-wide training for different vocations from machinists to executive directors, SVPs and beyond. She's also burned out, failed and ruined her career a couple of times - which makes her messages of burnout prevention, happiness and success sincere, impactful and hilarious. With a strong dash of vulnerability, Rachel meets audiences where they are and with her background in meetings and events, gives planners and executives the 5-star surveys they want most. With Fortune 500 clients such as The Ritz Carlton, WAL-MART, National Associations in Healthcare and Banking, Hilton, Berkshire Hathaway and many more, Rachel is also Co-Founder of MAGNET METHOD, an employee engagement and retention consulting firm for growing cultures. Rachel's continued research and motivational content around burnout, happiness and success can be seen regularly on her LinkedIn, featured in The Washington Post and USA Today, and read in her upcoming book, BETTER: How to Feel Good as You Live, Lead and Succeed (Q3 2023, Hawthorn Road Press). Currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Association for Women in Events (AWE), Rachel is a proud member of Meeting Planners International (MPI), supporter of the Appalachian Bear Foundation and can often be found playing ping pong badly with her husband, Jeff.   RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 24, 2023
Ep 151 - HOW TO UNDERSTAND & INVEST IN NFTs (w/ Brian Fanzo)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Brian Fanzo, who is a digital futurist keynote speaker, podcaster, and Founder of iSocialFanz where he translates the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today. In addition to his extensive knowledge of NFTs, Brian has serious street red...having been recognized as a Top 20 Digital Transformation Influencer, a Top 50 Most-Mentioned User by CMOs on Twitter, and a Top 25 Social Business Leader of the Future by The Economist.  TOPIC:  How to Understand & Invest in NFTs GUEST: Brian Fanzo   THOUGHT #1 - The Future of Trust will be Built on Transparency THOUGHT #2 - Remove the "Starving" from Starving Creator THOUGHT #3 - Shared Ownership Create Loyalty   CONNECT: Website: isocialfanz.com Podcast: NFT365 Podcast 12-episode Podcast: Getting Started with NFTs Instagram: @isocialfanz Linkedin: Brian Fanzo Twitter: @isocialfanz   BRIAN FANZO'S BIO: At age 14, Brian won a speed typing contest and his love for computers and technology was born. After years of playing The Oregon Trail, creating his highschool newspaper in Adobe Pagemaker, and using Napster, Brian pursued a Business Information Systems Degree.  Prior to speaking, he worked for nine years at the Department of Defense where he managed a global team who deployed collaboration and cybersecurity solutions across all branches of the military – which required him to maintain the highest civilian security clearance. He then pursued his dream job as a technology evangelist for a booming cloud-computing startup, helping companies embrace the rate of change and new ways to innovate.  Brian is currently the Founder of iSocialFanz, which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell, EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebee’s, and SAP. Brian has been recognized as a Top 20 Digital Transformation Influencer; a Top 50 Most-Mentioned User by CMOs on Twitter, and a Top 25 Social Business Leader of the Future by The Economist. His followers on social media and podcast downloads rank in the hundreds of thousands, resulting in Brian being hired an influencer for 19 of the Fortune 50 companies. Brian is a proud dad of three girls under the age of 10, a Pittsburgh loving sports fan,a digital futurist keynote speaker who translates the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today.  His customized and personalized programs showcase real-world stories and examples of forward-thinking people and businesses. He teaches companies of all sizes how to leverage technology in real time in order to engage their customers at the right time. Brian has a gift for bringing people together online and offline. He has worked in 76 countries, highlighting his passion for change, collaboration, and technology.   RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: Create Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 17, 2023
Ep 150 - HOW TO CREATE TEAM CHEMISTRY (w/ Shannon McKain)
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It's our 150th episode, people!!! And to celebrate, our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on "How to Create Team Chemistry" is our good friend Shannon McKain. Shannon is a former NFL cheerleader (Kansas City Chiefs) and executive recruiter, who is now a keynote speaker focusing on building teams, improving culture and creating better experiences. She was the perfect match for this topic.   TOPIC:  How to Create Team Chemistry GUEST: Shannon McKain   THOUGHT #1 - Change Our Mindset About Who We Hire THOUGHT #2 - Foster a Psychologically-Safe Environment THOUGHT #3 - Create an Evaluation Process to Check In with Each Employee Regularly   CONNECT: Website: ShannonMcKain.com Instagram: @shannonmckain Linkedin: Shannon McKain Twitter: @ShannonLMcKain YouTube: Shannon McKain   SHANNON'S BIO: For more than a decade, keynote motivational speaker Shannon McKain has been empowering audiences to attract, engage and retain talent in today's hyper-competitive marketplace. An expert on organizational culture, leadership and employee engagement, Shannon’s inspiring talks are designed to help teams build more effective leaders, improve workplace culture and create better employee experiences. A former NFL cheerleader and executive recruiter, she has been featured on ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC and Nickelodeon. She is frequently called on by organizations and corporations to bring clarity and actionable insights to the complex issues that stand between employees, teams, and their shared success. Shannon earned a B.A. in communications and political science from William Jewell College, is a proud 4-H alum, and (fun fact) once lived on a canoe in the Florida Everglades.   RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 10, 2023
Ep 149 - HOW TO MOTIVATE FRONTLINE WORKERS (w/ TJ Schier)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is TJ Schier, who is a 40-year veteran of the restaurant and franchise industries. TJ is also an author (of multiple books), a leading speaker and consultant in a variety of areas. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Big Shots Golf.   TOPIC:  How to Motivate Frontline Workers GUEST: TJ Schier   THOUGHT #1 - No Weeds in the Garden - Get Rid of Those That Don't Fit the Culture THOUGHT #2 - Train Until They Can't Get it Wrong THOUGHT #3 - Performance Drives Morale, not the Other Way Around   CONNECT: Website: BigShotsGolf.com Books: Amazon Linkedin: TJ Schier Twitter: @tjschier   TJ'S BIO: Like you, leadership expert and operator, TJ Schier has walked many miles in operators and owners’ shoes.  TJ has cracked the code on what it takes to ignite a team of top performers focused on delivering amazing guest service.  TJ is the Chief Operating Officer of BigShots Golf owned by ClubCorp. BigShots Golf is the second largest player in the golf-entertainment venue space and growing quickly. The venues feature 40-64 hitting bays and up to 40,000 square feet of dining and event space. The brand provides an elevated sports bar menu and large outdoor putting courses and outdoor yard games.  Prior to that, he spent two decades as a leading speaker and consultant in the guest service, employee retention and franchise space, delivering hundreds of speeches to operators, owners, GMs and industry associations. TJ also built hundreds of guest service and training programs for quick-service, contract feeder, casual and fine dining brands.  During that time, he was also a multi-unit franchise owner Which Wich Superior Sandwiches for over a dozen years. His franchise company, SMART Restaurant Group, won numerous industry awards and recognition for their unique approach to hiring and training. Prior to starting his speaking and consulting business, he spent 18 years at Chuck E Cheese’s, leaving as VP of Field Support.  He has written numerous books used by thousands of business leaders and over 100 articles on guest service and motivating today’s generation and has a BBA and MBA from the University of Texas.   RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 03, 2023
Ep 148 - HOW TO RETHINK EVERYTHING - IN BUSINESS & LIFE (w/ Kristi H. Turner)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Kristi H. Turner, who is a speaker, C-level executive, leadership consultant and bestselling author of ReThink Everything.   TOPIC:  ReThink Everything - In Business & Life GUEST: Kristi H. Turner THOUGHT #1 - Pause...Assume the Status Quo May Be Wrong THOUGHT #2 - Ask Questions - Why and What If THOUGHT #3 - Have the Courage to Challenge, Reinvent and Lead Yourself and Others with a Different Way   CONNECT: Website: KristiHTurner.com Book: ReThink Everything Instagram: @khamelturner Linkedin: kristihamelryckturner Facebook: kristi.h.turner.9   KRISTI H. TURNER'S BIO: Kristi Turner is a bestselling author, speaker, Clevel executive, and leadership consultant. Turner provides counsel to executive teams, investment firms, and boards on leadership, marketing, operations, and organizational culture. Turner guides leaders and individuals through her Rethink Everything process in each unique season of life and business. She has worked with some of the top retail, telecom and financial brands including Target, Walmart, Apple, T-Mobile, AT&T, American Express, and Visa. Turner has managed multiple companies through high growth, mergers, acquisitions, and crisis management. Turner has won multiple inter-company management awards in her career and is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Top Women in Restaurant Technology and Bronze Winner of Women in Business Stevie Award for promoting diversity. Her radical simplicity and contagious energy inspire companies and individuals to adopt a different kind of leadership—one that delivers improved bottomline results while making a difference in their community, and in their sphere of influence.   RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 27, 2023
Ep 147 - HOW TO DEVELOP NEW LEADERS (w/ John Hughes)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is John Hughes, who is a 40+ year quick casual restaurant industry veteran and currently a podcast host and SVP Brand Ambassador of Leadership, Coaching, and Culture for Jersey Mike's Subs. TOPIC:  How to Develop New Leaders GUEST: John Hughes THOUGHT #1 - Communicate that Leadership is NOT a Position; It's a Responsibility THOUGHT #2 - Work Smarter, not Harder is NOT Always the Best Advice...You Need to Do Both; And "Learning" to Work Smarter is On YOU. THOUGHT #3 - Don't Teach or Coach the Way YOU Learn - Design a Plan for THEM   CONNECT: Podcast: Be Best You Podcast JOHN HUGHES' BIO: John Hughes, AKA “Coach” Hughes, is a 40+ year Quick Casual Restaurant Industry veteran.   Starting at 19 years old as a manager of the original Mike’s Subs, now the 2500+ unit Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Coach Hughes has served many roles with the growing and award-winning franchise. From store GM to the Franchise Systems Director of Training, Director of Operations, and now in his current role as SVP Brand Ambassador of Leadership, Coaching, and Culture, John continues to change lives and develop our future leaders.  Coach Hughes is the son of teachers and has a passion for learning, teaching, and coaching. As a child, John persevered through adversity, overcame a learning disorder, and his learning challenges to be a better teacher and coach. As a father of a son with Autism, he is a passionate advocate for Special Needs opportunities in the workplace. His experiences have given him extraordinary insight and a unique skill set to teach and coach others who aspire to teach, coach, and be the best versions of themselves.  He has learned and believes that by putting other people first, you will prosper in business and life.  John designed and created the Training Curriculum that has propelled Jersey Mike’s to the status of #3 Franchise with the goal of #1 in the next few years. He is a member of CHART (Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers) and NSA (National Speakers Association) and is a sought-after expert in Culture and Leadership Development.   Most recently, John discovered his “Passion Project” and founded a Podcast and Personal Development platform called BeBestYou, where he interviews Authors, Thought-Leaders, and other like-minded individuals who believe that to lead others, you need to be the best version of yourself, because no one will follow a mess. He is working on his first book and hopes to have it released in 2024.    RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 20, 2023
Ep 146 - HOW TO FIND YOUR NICHE AS A SPEAKER (w/ Jim & Brant)
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This episode's topic is "How to Find Your Niche as a Speaker". No guest this week, since we have extensive experience in this topic.    TOPIC:  How to Find Your Niche as a Speaker GUEST: NA - Jim & Brant   THOUGHT #1 - Do Your Research - What Else/Who Else is in the Market? THOUGHT #2 - Identify Your Angle - Your Unique Viewpoint THOUGHT #3 - Pick Your Style - Teacher, Storyteller, Tactical, Inspirational, etc RESOURCES: Paul Cuneo (Brant's copywriter) - www.paulwrites.media Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 13, 2023
Ep 145 - HOW TO BE SELF-EMPLOYED & HAPPY (w/ Jeffrey Shaw)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Jeffrey Shaw, who is a TEDx keynote speaker, the host of the top-rated podcast, The Self-Employed Life, author of The Self-Employed Life and LINGO, a LinkedIn Learning instructor, contributing writer to Entrepreneur magazine, the founder of the Self-Employed Business Institute and professional photographer. Jeffrey shows business owners how to see business through a different lens and strategies to compose the often-chaotic pieces of life and business into sustainable success.   TOPIC:  How to Be Self-Employed & Happy GUEST: Jeffrey Shaw   THOUGHT #1 - It's Not You, It's Them - the Rest of the Business World Acts Differently THOUGHT #2 - Know Your Capacity - Honor Your Own Hours & Lifestyle (Empowered Choice) THOUGHT #3 - Lead with Impact   CONNECT: Website: JeffreyShaw.com Website: SelfEmployedBusinessInstitute.com Podcast: The Self Employed Life Book: The Self Employed Life Book: Lingo Instagram: @JeffreyShaw Linkedin: JeffreyShawAuthor Twitter: @jeffreyshaw1 YouTube: The Self Employed Life Show   JEFFREY SHAW'S BIO: How many people can say they’ve never worked for anyone else? Selling eggs door-to-door at 14 years old began a lifetime of self-employment. Jeffrey Shaw provides self-employed and small business owners the business and personal development strategies they need to create the business and life of their dreams. Drawing on his experience as a renowned portrait photographer, Jeffrey shows business owners how to see business through a different lens and strategies to compose the often-chaotic pieces of life and business into sustainable success. Jeffrey’s TEDx Lincoln Square talk is featured on TED.com, he’s the host of the top-rated podcast, The Self-Employed Life, author of The Self-Employed Life and LINGO, a keynote speaker, LinkedIn Learning instructor, contributing writer to Entrepreneur magazine, and founder of the Self-Employed Business Institute.   RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 06, 2023
Ep 144 - HOW TO HELP A NON-PROFIT (w/ Dana Nichols)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Dana Nichols, who is the Executive Director of Cannonball Kids cancer Foundation, a non-profit based on funding or finding treatment for pediatric cancer kids, who have been told there are no more options. CKc looks for more options. TOPIC:  How to Help a Non-Profit   GUEST: Dana Nichols   THOUGHT #1 Be a Champion for an Organization - Connect to Their Mission   THOUGHT #2 What are Your Core Values - They Need to Be Tied to the Organization    THOUGHT #3 Let the Organization Lead When Donating Money - Do the Research on Where the Money Goes, then Confidently Donate    CONNECT: Website: CannonballKidscancer.org  Email: info@CannonballKidscancer.org Instagram: @cannonballkidscancer DANA NICHOLS' BIO: A creative, motivated, and skilled fundraising professional, Dana is eager to further the mission of Cannonball Kids’ Cancer. Dana has spent the last sixteen years in the non-profit sector of Central Florida.   She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Burnett Honors College with a degree in mass communications and non-profit management. Dana furthered her education at Rollins College’s Crummer Business School, where she received her Master’s in Business Administration. Dana and her husband Reid live in Altamonte Springs with their two children.   BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 27, 2023
Ep 143 - HOW TO ASK BETTER QUESTIONS (w/ Nick Glimsdahl)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Nick Glimsdahl, who is a keynote speaker, Contact Center strategist, author of a series of books (Reasons NOT to Focus on _________) and host of the widely popular podcast, Press 1 for Nick. TOPIC:  How to Ask Better Questions   GUEST: Nick Glimsdahl   THOUGHT #1 Be Curious - Constantly Be Wanting to Learn More   THOUGHT #2 Don't Just Hear, but Listen - Go Beyond the Words Being Said   THOUGHT #3 Conversations are Like a Dance   CONNECT: Website: Press1forNick.com Podcast: Press 1 for Nick Linkedin: Nick Glimsdahl Twitter: @Press1forNick   NICK GLIMSDAHL'S BIO: Nick Glimsdahl is a keynote speaker, podcast host, contact center strategist, and author of a series of books:  - Reasons Not to Focus on Customer Experience - Reasons Not to Focus on Employee Experience - Reasons Not to Focus on Sales Experience - Reasons Not to Focus on the Customer Journey - Reasons Not to Focus on Culture His mission is to have fun serving others.  The Press 1 For Nick podcast is ranked in the top 2.5% of podcasts globally. The show has had over 900,000 impressions in the last year, and listeners in over 81 different countries. Nick’s guests – each with a unique wealth of knowledge – include leaders from a variety of backgrounds and industries.  It is both educational and engaging, and each episode offers listeners a dynamic blend of insightful stories, best practices, and invaluable lessons. He has accumulated a diverse (and certainly unique) roster of experiences: Won five National Team Cross Country (XC) Championships Flew a Fokker Triplane (open cockpit) Airline Tried out for Amazing Race (the invitation must still be in the mail) Competed in a sprint triathlon, and while on the bike I was unintentionally stuck in the hardest gear, but still finished sixth Nick enjoys smoking meat, watching hockey, and spending time with his awesome family.   BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 20, 2023
Ep 142 - HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT LIFE COACH ( w/ Melissa Wiggins)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Melissa Wiggins, who is the Founder of Cannonball Kids cancer Foundation and now a Master Certified Life Coach, helping women (and couples) to encourage and empower them to become the best version of themselves.    TOPIC:  How to Find the Right Life Coach   GUEST: Melissa Wiggins   THOUGHT #1 Decide on a Budget - How Much You Are Comfortable to Invest in Yourself?   THOUGHT #2 Treat It Like You Are Dating - Get as Much Information as Possible Before Making a Decision   THOUGHT #3 Start at the Result - Review Testimonials from Previous Clients   CONNECT: Website: MelissaWiggins.Life Podcast: Coaching and a Cup of Tea with Mummabear Book: Thankful for the Fight Instagram: @coachmummabear_   MELISSA WIGGINS' BIO: Melissa Wiggins, a Scotland native, is a proud mum of 5, and an advocate for change in pediatric cancer. She holds a law degree from the University of Glasgow (2004-2006) and worked as a commercial litigation solicitor prior to moving to Orlando in 2010, where she gained court experience and a background in advocacy.  When her first born son, Cannon James Roland Wiggins, was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and she was about to give birth to twins, her full-time calling for 3.5 years became saving her son’s life. Melissa and her husband Michael founded Cannonball Kids’ cancer, a nonprofit pediatric cancer research foundation in 2015. Cannon, his cancer journey, survivorship, and her family’s experience, inspired her to write her first book “Thankful For the Fight'' in which she shares her family's heartbreaking and inspiring cancer battle.  Melissa proudly wears the hats of stepmum, bio mum, adoptive mum, and most recently, grandmother - all by 36!  Melissa is now a Master Certified Coach and has since worked with countless women, encouraging, and empowering them to become the best version of themselves – or as she likes to say, helping them “get ripped on the inside – that their insides match their outside.” Melissa has had the privilege of speaking on stages across the globe from keynoting at Glasgow Children’s Hospital, to the SF Giants stadium, and the private home of Dick Vitale, ESPN megastar.  Mummabear is her moniker and it is also a metaphor. Life is hard but we can do hard things. Strength does not come from life being easy. Radical changes in the way we live our lives, or practice medicine do not come from our silence. It comes from finding our ROAR. Melissa knows that to live your truth, you must first find your voice. Her ROAR, saved her son, changed her marriage, and transformed her life. Today, she is passionate about sharing this message and this work with women around the world.    BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 13, 2023
Ep 141 - HOW TO INVEST IN CRYPTOCURRENCY (w/ Terry Brock)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Terry Brock, who is a speaker, event emcee, coach and technology trends expert, who delivers solid business strategies meant to build relationships and improve the bottom line. Terry is heavily invested in Bitcoin.   TOPIC:  How to Understand & Invest in Cryptocurrency   GUEST: Terry Brock   THOUGHT #1 After Years of Proven Principles, Crytocurrency is a Reality - It Is NOT Going Away   THOUGHT #2 Study Known Resources: websites, podcasts, conferences, invested experts   THOUGHT #3 Don't Get Discouraged - Cryptocurrency is for the Long-Term Investor    CONNECT: Website: TerryBrock.com YouTube/Podcast: Stark Raving Entrepreneurs Email: Terry@TerryBrock.com Facebook: MarketerTerryBrock Linkedin: MarketerTerryBrock Twitter: @TerryBrock   TERRY BROCK'S BIO: Terry Brock is a guy who has been working with technology for many years helping individuals and organizations like Marriott, The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, CPAs, Coca-Cola and many others. He brings a business perspective to make sense of the gobbeldegoop associated with tech to transform it into solid business results. Terry has worked in the Crypto space since 2014 and has been Master of Ceremonies at several Crypto Conferences around the world. He’s based in Florida where we have a very reasonable state income tax — ZERO! Terry's goal is to help others understand what the heck Cryptocurrencies are all about and what you need to know in today’s world.   BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2023
Ep 140 - HOW TO GET STARTED AS A SPEAKER (w/ Jim & Brant)
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No guest this week, since we have extensive experience in this topic. We went a little bit longer than usual, but we still delivered 3 thoughts on how to do this. TOPIC:  How to Get Started as a Speaker   GUEST: NA - Jim & Brant   THOUGHT #1 Have a Unique Viewpoint - Something to Say, Branded, etc   THOUGHT #2 Say "YES" to Everything - Volunteer for Every Opportunity, Regardless of Fee   THOUGHT #3 Get Your Collateral Together: Website, BIO, Headshots, Video, Session Synopsis, Sample Intro   BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 30, 2023
Ep 139 - HOW TO STOP PROCRASTINATING (w/ Eric Twiggs)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Eric Twiggs, who is a certified life and business coach, podcaster, author of The Discipline of Now: 12 Practical Steps to Overcome Procrastination and the Founder/CEO of the What Now Movement.   TOPIC: How to Stop Procrastinating   GUEST: Eric Twiggs   THOUGHT #1 Clarity is the Starting Point to Success   THOUGHT #2 Check Your Attitude - Cultivate Your Confidence   THOUGHT #3 Address Your Fears - Change "What If" to "Even If"   CONNECT: Website: EricMTwiggs.com Podcast: The 30 Minute Hour Podcast Book: The Discipline of Now Email: eric@ericmtwiggs.com Facebook: Eric M Twiggs Linkedin: Eric M Twiggs Twitter: @EricMTwiggs YouTube: @etwiggs19   ERIC TWIGG'S BIO: Eric M. Twiggs is a founding partner and president of The What Now Movement. His mission is to build high performing entrepreneurs, authors, and career professionals, who are prepared for life’s unexpected curve balls. He is author of The Discipline of Now: 12 Practical Principles to Overcome Procrastination. The book has been recognized as a Global Top Ten Finalist for the 2020 Author Elite Awards in the category of Best Self Help Book. This recognition was based on the combination of the following criteria: cover design, content, popularity, and social contribution.  Eric is also the host of a weekly inspirational podcast titled "The 30 Minute Hour." As a Certified Life & Business Coach, Eric has conducted over 28,000 coaching sessions, helping executive leaders and entrepreneurs who have moved from feeling frustrated, to finding fulfillment.  He has also led organizations of 500 or more people in corporate America, and shared his message with corporations, associations, and congregations across the country.    By reading The Discipline of Now, you will receive a proven blueprint to beat procrastination, so that you make more money, get more done, and feel more confident.   BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 23, 2023
Ep 138 - HOW TO USE BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU IN LIFE (w/ Jim Trick)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is our friend Jim Trick, who is a Martial Artist, podcast host, motivational speaker and life coach. Once tipping the scales at 430lbs, Trick has dropped over 200lbs and devoted his life to helping others change what’s possible. Jim uses his story of transformation and his love of training to get people off the couch and onto the mat.   TOPIC: How to Use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Life   GUEST: Jim Trick   THOUGHT #1 Cultivate Perseverance - Be Patient with Yourself   THOUGHT #2 Enhance Situational Awareness   THOUGHT #3 Develop Personal Responsibility   CONNECT: Website: MyWhiteBelt.com Website: JimTrick.com Podcast: My White Belt Jiu-Jitsu Book: Rock 'N' Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change Email: jvtrick@gmail.com Instagram: @MyWhiteBelt Linkedin: Jim Trick Facebook: Jim Trick   JIM TRICK'S BIO: Jim Trick is a Martial Artist, podcast host, motivational speaker and coach. Once tipping the scales at 430lbs, Trick has dropped over 200lbs and devoted his life to helping others change what’s possible. A purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jim uses his story of transformation and his love of training to get people off the couch and onto the mat.   BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 16, 2023
Ep 137 - HOW TO HANDLE ANXIETY AT WORK (w/ Chester Elton)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is the "Apostle of Appreciation", Chester Elton. Chester is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Leadership Expert.   TOPIC: How to Handle Anxiety at Work   GUEST: Chester Elton   THOUGHT #1 Normalize the Conversation Around Mental Health - This Creates Emotional Safety   THOUGHT #2 Destigmatize Anxiety - Know Others' Stories to Help Serve Them   THOUGHT #3 Empathize with Others' State - Let Them Know They are Not Alone   CONNECT: Website: TheCultureWorks.com Linkedin: The Culture Works Community: TheCultureWorks.ai Book: Anxiety at Work: Eight Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done Instagram: @ChesterElton Facebook: Chester Elton Twitter: @ChesterElton YouTube: @ChesterElton5   CHESTER ELTON'S BIO: Chester Elton is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Leadership Expert. One of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends, Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In his provocative, inspiring, and always entertaining talks, Elton provides real solutions to leaders looking to build culture, drive innovation, and enhance wellness. Elton’s work is supported by research with more than one million working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high-performance cultures and teams.  He has been called the “Apostle of Appreciation” by Canada’s Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN. Elton is co-author of the multiple award-winning bestselling leadership books including All In, The Carrot Principle, Leading with Gratitude and Anxiety at Work. His books have been translated in more than 30 languages and have sold more than 1.6 million copies worldwide. Elton is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes.  In 2022, the Global Gurus research organization ranked him No. 3 among the world’s top leadership experts and No. 3 for organizational culture. He is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches and is a Thinkers 50 Coaching Award winner. Elton is the co-founder of The Culture Works and a board member of Camp Corral, a non-profit for the children of wounded and fallen military heroes. He serves as a leadership consultant and coach to firms such as American Express, The World Bank, Zoox, Momofuku, and the New Jersey Devils of the NHL.  He is most proud to be the father of four exceptional children, three delightful grandchildren, and married to the amazing Heidi for 40 years.   BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 09, 2023
Ep 136 - HOW TO STORYTELL TO SCALE A BUSINESS (w/ Jude Charles)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Jude Charles, who is the author of Dramatic Demonstration and an entrepreneur who produces documentaries for visionary CEOs.   TOPIC: How to Storytell to Scale a Business   GUEST: Jude Charles   THOUGHT #1 Write Out Your Core Values   THOUGHT #2 Bring Your Values to Life (in Video Form)   THOUGHT #3 Share Your Story Over and Over Again   CONNECT: Website: JudeCharles.com Newsletter: Dramatic Leverage Newsletter Book: Dramatic Demonstration Journal: The Story Bank Journal   JUDE CHARLES' BIO: For over 15 years, Jude Charles has been producing documentaries for entrepreneurs. He has produced stories for Google, Steve Harvey, and dozens of visionary CEOs. Jude is the author of Dramatic Demonstration. This book is a roadmap that teaches you how to dig deep to find compelling stories that no one else knows, and then leverage those stories to grow your business. Jude’s mission is to lead and empower entrepreneurs to have relentless, unwavering courage.   BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 02, 2023
Ep 135 - HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE INFLUENCER (w/ Jessy Place)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Jessy Place, who is a digital content creator, photographer, and influencer marketing specialist...having partnered with 300+ brands to help bring their marketing campaign visions to life. She is also the founder of the influencer community app, Social Collective.   TOPIC: How to Be an Effective Influencer   GUEST: Jessy Place   THOUGHT #1 It's Not About You, It's About Them   THOUGHT #2 Provide Actionable (and Valuable) Content for Your Audience   THOUGHT #3 Create Content the Audience Wants   CONNECT: Website: JessyPlace.com Instagram: @JessyMPlace App (App Store): Social Collective App (Google Play Store): Social Collective   JESSY PLACE'S BIO: Jessy Place is a digital content creator, photographer, and influencer marketing specialist. She’s partnered with 300+ brands including Ralph Lauren, Four Seasons, JC Penney, Anthropologie, & Gordon Ramsey's Restaurants as an influencer to bring their marketing campaign visions to life.  Jessy was formerly a Social Media Director at a large Boston-based jewelry company, and recently founded an influencer community app called Social Collective (socialcollectiveapp.com).  Jessy aims to add value and inspiration to her community and knows she wouldn’t be a successful creator without them.     BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2022
Ep 134 - HOW TO WRITE A HIT SONG (w/ Marty Dodson)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Marty Dodson, who is a Nashville-based prolific songwriter with ten #1 hit songs, a partner & co-founder of SongTown.Com and a writer for Sail Away Songs.   TOPIC: How to Write a Hit Song   GUEST: Marty Dodson   THOUGHT #1 Write Something You Care About   THOUGHT #2 Study the Craft of Songwriting   THOUGHT #3 Keep Clear Communication as Job #1   CONNECT: Website: MartyDodson.com Website: SongTown.com Podcast: SongTown on Songwriting Podcast Twitter: @MartyDodson Instagram: @MartyDSongs Facebook: Marty Dodson Songwriter Tik Tok: MartyDSongs   MARTY DODSON'S BIO: Marty Dodson was born in Apple Valley, California, and moved around for several years until his family settled in Nashville, TN. Growing up, he was intimidated by the sheer number of people coming to Nashville to become singers or songwriters. So, he went to college and earned a degree in psychology.  After working ten years as a youth minister, Marty decided to change careers. Trouble was, he didn’t know what he wanted to be when he grew up. He fumbled around for several years, doing odd jobs and trying to decide on a direction for his life. Finally, a book he read helped him realize that what he REALLY wanted to be was a songwriter.  He had run into Gordon Payne, a member of the Crickets, while working one of his odd jobs. Gordon helped him re-write one of his songs and demo it in a Nashville studio. Marty was hooked. He threw caution to the wind, quit the other jobs and began writing full-time.  10 #1 songs and more than 135 cuts later, Marty has become one of the most accomplished writers in Nashville with notable hit singles such as "Fire It Up” by Joe Cocker, “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” by Kenny Chesney, “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” and “Let Me Down Easy” by Billy Currington. His songs have been recorded by numerous other artists including: Blake Shelton, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, The Plain White T’s, The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams, Johnny Reid, Billy Ray Cyrus and Big & Rich.  Marty’s self-professed “greatest achievement” in his songwriting career to date was knocking artist Psy (“Gangnam Style”) out of the #1 spot in South Korea and winning “Song of the Year” honors for South Korea and all of Asia with his song “Bounce” recorded by Cho Yong Pil.  Marty currently resides in Nashville TN with his wife Candy. He is a partner and co-founder of SongTown.Com and is a writer for Sail Away Songs.   BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 19, 2022
Ep 133 - HOW TO CONNECT AT NETWORKING EVENTS (w/ Rachel DeAlto)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Rachel DeAlto, who is a communication and relatability expert, media personality, keynote speaker, and the author of “relatable: How to Connect with Anyone Anywhere (Even if It Scares You)”.   TOPIC: How to Connect with Others at Networking Events   GUEST: Rachel DeAlto   THOUGHT #1 Be Empathetic; Everyone is Awkward   THOUGHT #2 Set a Goal - Manage the Number of People to Meet   THOUGHT #3 Get Curious - Let People Speak More Than You   CONNECT: Website: RachelDeAlto.com Book: relatable: How to Connect with Anyone Anywhere (Even if It Scares You) Instagram: @RachelDeAlto Linkedin: Rachel DeAlto Twitter: @RachelDeAlto Facebook: Rachel DeAlto Tik Tok: RachelDeAlto   RACHEL DEALTO'S BIO: Rachel DeAlto is a communication and relatability expert, media personality, keynote speaker, and the author of “relatable: How to Connect with Anyone Anywhere (Even if It Scares You)”. Rachel maintains a law degree, a Master’s in psychology, and an influential social media presence. She has appeared as an expert on Lifetime’s Married at First Sight, TLC’s Kate+Date, and over 200+ national media outlets. Rachel speaks on relationship-building, the power of connection, emotional intelligence and fearless authenticity with her most recent TEDx, Being Authentic in a Filtered World, featured on TED.com. On a mission to connect people to their most powerful resource—each other—Rachel engages audiences of every size with tactical and practical tools to expand their emotional intelligence, step into their social superpowers, and become fearlessly relatable. Learn more about Rachel and her refreshing relatability at racheldealto.com.   BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 12, 2022
Ep 132 - HOW TO BE KIND TO ANYONE (w/ Aziph Mustapha)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Aziph Mustapha, who is the Head of Culture and Engagement at a leading telecommunications group in Malaysia, but also a sought-after keynoter speaker, podcaster and media personality on Malaysian TV.   TOPIC: How to Be Kind to Others Even When They Don't Deserve It   GUEST: Aziph Mustapha   THOUGHT #1 Be Kind to Yourself First   THOUGHT #2 Everyone You Meet is Going Through Somehting   THOUGHT #3 Kindness has Far-Reaching, Unexpected and (Sometimes) Miraculous Consequences   CONNECT: Link Tree: linketr.ee/AziphMustapha Instagram: @AziphMustapha Linkedin: Aziph Mustapha YouTube: @redbeardmediainternational7582   AZIPH MUSTAPHA'S BIO: Aziph Mustapha is a 30 year veteran of the corporate world in various industries. He started as an entry level bank employee and rose to become the CEO of Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (a federal agency developing grassroots innovation), starting up a number of companies in IT and education along the way. Aziph is a sought after public speaker, having delivered keynotes and presentations on five continents. Aziph is a regular face on Malaysian media, having been on all major TV networks as well as cable TV promoting various initiatives, or invited to give expert opinion on numerous topics. Needless to say, there are countless newspaper and magazine articles featuring him in the Malay, English and Chinese language newspapers and magazines. A passionate advocate of marginalized groups everywhere, Aziph has volunteered for and sat on boards of several non profits in the areas of gender equality, special needs students, entrepreneur development and religious tolerance.  His current position as the Head of Culture and Engagement at a leading telecommunications group has called on his experiences in all these fields, in particular his ability to tell a meaningful and memorable story to any crowd which has led him to be invited to deliver keynotes in more than 15 countries.   BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 05, 2022
Ep 131 - HOW TO BECOME CONFIDENT (w/ Hala Taha)
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Hala Taha, who is the host of the widely successful Young and Profiting Podcast, the CEO of YAP Media and one of the most connected and influential voices on Linked-In.   TOPIC: How to Become Confident in a World of Naysayers   GUEST: Hala Taha   THOUGHT #1 Believe in Yourself   THOUGHT #2 Competence is Confidence    THOUGHT #3 Engage in Energy Management    CONNECT: Website: YoungandProfiting.com Podcast: Young and Profiting Castbox: Young and Profiting  Spotify: Young and Profiting Podcast Link Tree: Young and Profiting Podcast  Instagram: Hala Taha Linkedin: Hala Taha YouTube: Young and Profiting   HALA TAHA'S BIO: Hala Taha is the host of Young and Profiting Podcast, a Top 50 podcast with over 1.5 million downloads. Hala is the CEO of YAP Media, a full-service podcast production and marketing agency for top podcasters, celebrities and CEOs projected to generate over $1M in revenue in its first year. Hala is also known for her engaged following and influence on Linkedin and she landed the January 2021 cover of Podcast Magazine. Hala started her career in radio production while in college at HOT97 on “The Angie Martinez Show.” Later she focused on an entrepreneurial endeavor, the launch of an entertainment news blog site, “The Sorority of Hip Hop.” She led an all-female team of 50 bloggers, and together they ran the popular site, interviewed celebrities, produced radio shows, hosted parties/concerts, and nearly snagged a reality TV show on MTV!  When the blog site boom slowed down in 2014, Hala took a temporary exit from the entertainment industry to get an MBA. She currently has over 8 years of corporate marketing experience at HP and Disney Streaming Services. She started Young and Profiting Podcast and YAP Media as a side hustle, and grew her following primarily by building her personal brand on Linkedin. Hala is an expert on networking, personal branding, Linkedin marketing, side hustles, entrepreneurship and podcasting.   BRAND RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - EvergereenPodcasts.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Service That Rocks: TCreate Unforgettable Experiences and Turn Customers into Fans (Jim Knight) - ServiceThatRocksBook.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2022
S4/Ep 130 - Kara Goldin | What's the Worst That Can Happen
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In this Season 4 Finale episode, we talk with the amazing and revolutionary entrepreneur, KARA GOLDIN, who is the Founder and Former CEO of Hint, Inc...best known for its award-winning Hint water, the leading unsweetened flavored water.   THOUGHT #1 What’s The Worst That Can Happen? THOUGHT #2 If You Are Not Willing to Risk the Unusual, You Will Have to Settle for the Ordinary  – Jim Rohn CONNECT: Website: KaraGaoldin.com Podcast: The Kara Goldin Show - KaraGaoldin.com/Podcast Book (Print): Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters - amazon.com Book (Audio): Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters - amazon.com Instagram: @KaraGoldin Linkedin: Kara Goldin Twitter: @KaraGoldin YouTube: Kara Goldin BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Golden" (Harry Styles) - YouTube.com Taylor Swift - TaylorSwift.com The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet- Nina Teicholz - amazon.com amazon - amazon.com NY Times - nytimes.com Safeway - Safeway.com Ted Turner - wikipedia.org CNN - cnn.com Shark Tank - abc.com Vitamin Water - VitaminWater.com Jim Rohn - JimRohn.com aol (America Online) - aol.com Hala Taha - LinkedIn.com Heather Monahan - LinkedIn.com John Morris - cheese company Hint - Dr. Keisha Hoerrner - LinkedIn.com Nicole Talbot - LinkedIn.com Coke - coca-cola.com Pepsi - pepsi.com Theo Goldin - LinkedIn.com Whole Foods - WholeFoodsMarket.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.Com  Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel KARA GOLDIN'S BIO: Kara Goldin is the Founder and Former CEO of Hint, Inc., best known for its award-winning Hint water, the leading unsweetened flavored water. She has received numerous accolades, including being named Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California and she is one of InStyle’s 2019 Badass 50. Previously, Kara was VP of Shopping Partnerships at America Online.  She hosts the podcast The Kara Goldin Show. Her first book, Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters, was released October 2020 and is now a Wall Street Journal and Amazon Best Seller. Kara lives in the Bay Area with her family. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
S4/Ep 129 - Lee Wind | The Messenger Matters (So, Our Story Matters)
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In this episode, we talk with Lee Wind, who is a celebrated author and the Director of Education and Book Marketing Programs for the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), who we know through our company Booky Call.   THOUGHT #1 - The Messenger Matters (So, Our Story Matters) THOUGHT #2 - It Would Be Too Easy to Say that I Feel Invisible. Instead, I Feel Painfully Visible, and Entirely Ignored (David Levithan)   CONNECT: Website: LeeWind.org Website: IBPA-Online.org Book: Queer As A Five-Dollar Bill  Book: No Way, They Were Gay?: Hidden Lives and Secret Loves (Queer History Project) Book: Red and Green and Blue and White Instagram: I am Lee Wind Twitter: Lee Wind  LinkedIn: Lee Wind YouTube: Lee Wind  RESOURCE MENTIONS: Indie Publishers - IBPA-Online.org  Publishers Weekly Indie Success Story - Lee Wind - PublishersWeekly.com  IBPA Member Press - Zest Books - LernerBooks.Pages.Salesfusion.com Chicago Public Library - “Best Informational Books for Older Readers of 2021” - ChiPub.BiblioCommons.com  Junior Library Guild Gold Standard - JuniorLibraryGuild.com Sydney Taylor Book Award - JewishLibraries.org  Marshall McLuhan - MarshallMcLuhan.com Mary Todd - PapersofAbrahamLincoln.org Papers of Abraham Lincoln Digital Library - Abraham Lincoln to Joshua F. Speed, 5 October 1842-1 - PapersofAbrahamLincoln.org Joshua F. Speed - PapersofAbrahamLincoln.org Fanny Speed - PapersofAbrahamLincoln.0rg  Mount Rushmore National Memorial - MtRushmoreNationalMemorial.com  Five Dollar Bill - USCurrency.gov  Mohandas Gandhi - Thought.co  Hermann Kallenbach - JewishVirtualLibrary.org  Letters to Hermann Kallenbach - MKGhandi.org Eleanor Roosevelt - FDRLibrary.org  “Empty Without You: The Intimate Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok” - Eleanor Roosevelt - InkMarksOnEmptyDreams.com  Lorena Hitchcock - NYCLGBTSites.org ‎We’wha, a Lhamana (Zuni Two Spirit) - WomensHistory.org Cisgender - Transhub.org Third Gender - HRW.org #OwnVoices: Diversity in Children's and Young Adult Books - LibGuides.OCLS.Info Pay-To-Play - TheBusinessProfessor.com Publishers Marketing Association (PMA) - IBPA-Online.org Publishers Weekly - PublishersWeekly.com  Sappho of Lesbos - WorldHistory.org "Fragment 16" - Sappho - LiteratureEssays.com  Anactoria (or Anaktoria) - En.Wikipedia.org 1st Amendment - Constitution.Congress.gov "Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On" - Rashida Jones - Netflix.com  Florida Bill HB 1557 - NBCNews.com  Bayard Rustin - KingInstitute,Stanford.edu Bayard Rustin - Advocate.com  ‘Individual Freedom’ bill – “Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (W.O.K.E.) Act” - EdWeek.org Clean Air Act - EPA.gov David Levithan - DavidLevithan.com  Non-binary - LGBT.Foundation Sawyer Bennett - SawyerBennett.com  "The Family Book" - Todd Parr - PublishersWeekly.com  Anti-Human Trafficking - "Not For Sale" - NotForSaleCampaign.org Voice of the Voiceless - VoiceoftheVoiceless.info Ty Bennett - TyBennett.com LEE WIND'S BIO: As the director of education and programs (book marketing programs) for the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Lee loves empowering indie publishers to have their voices heard.  As an author, he published the crowd-funded young adult novel “Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill” celebrated by Publishers Weekly as an Indie Success Story, and has two books published by IBPA member indie presses; the middle grade nonfiction “No Way, They Were Gay? Hidden Lives and Secret Loves” (Lerner), a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books Winner and a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection; and the picture book “Red and Green and Blue and White” (Levine Querido) which received five starred trade reviews, was called "beautiful" by the New York Times, and was honored as a Sydney Taylor Award Notable Picture Book.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
S4/Ep 128 - Gair Maxwell | Find Your Authentic Swing
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In this episode, we talk with Gair Maxwell an author, keynote speaker, podcaster, and brand strategist. Gair is considered a global authority on creating iconic, "larger-than-life" brands that attract legions of customers and top talent without having to use "pushy" marketing tactics.    THOUGHT #1 - Find Your Authentic Swing THOUGHT #2 - Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world – Joel Barker   CONNECT: Website: Gair Maxwell Podcast: The Leadership Standard- Candid Conversations with Everyday Leaders Book: "Big Little Legends: How Everyday Leaders Build Irresistible Brands" Email: gair@gairmaxwell.com Brand Consulting: The Branding Highway Bootcamp  Facebook: Gair Maxwell- International Keynote Speaker and Author  Instagram: Gair Maxwell  Linkedin: Gair Maxwell  Twitter: Gair Maxwell  YouTube: Gair Maxwell  RESOURCES: Book Of Ecclesiastes - KingJamesBibleOnline.org Lululemon - Shop.Lululemon.com Vistage: The World's Largest Executive Coaching Organization - Vistage.com  Van Halen - Van-Halen.com Robert Plant - RobertPlant.com  The Authentic Swing - Steven Pressfield - StevenPressfield.com The Legend of Bagger Vance: A Novel of Golf and the Game of Life - Steven Pressfield - StevenPressfield.com St. Andrews Links: The Home of Golf - StAndrews.com City of Bethlehem - Bethlehem-Pa.gov Vatican City - WHC.Unesco.org The Power of Story and Metaphor - Huffpost.com  Ferrari - Ferrari.com  Class A PGA Professional - PGA.Info Grenelefe Golf & Tennis Resort, Haines City Florida - TheLefe.com Jim Furyk - PGATour.com "Happy Gilmore" - Adam Sandler movie - IMDB.com  Arnold Palmer - ArnoldPalmer.com Ben Hogan - BenHoganGolf.com New Orleans' Café Du Monde - Shop.CafeDuMonde.com  Pike Place Fish Market - Seattle, Washington - PikePlaceFish.com  Webers Hamburgers - Ontario, Canada - Webers.com  Montreal Expos Baseball - SportsTeamHistory.com  National Hockey League - NHL.com Jim Gilbert - WheelsAndDeals.ca  Romeo Montague - William Shakespeare - En.Wikipedia.com  McDreamy - GreysAnatomyFandom.com Joel Barker - JoelBarker.com  City Of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada - Fredericton.ca Space Needle - Seattle, Washington - SpaceNeedle.com  Zappos - Zappos.com Start with Your Why - Simon Sinek - SimonSinek.com  Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done - Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan - Amazon.com 1 + 1 = 3 - Steven Covey - TeamBonding.com  The Vin Diagram - Vinayiyengar.com Fleetwood Mac - FleetwoodMac.com  Aerosmith - Aerosmith.com  Harley-Davidson - Harley-Davidson.com  "Heavy Metal" (Sammy Hagar) - Genius.com GAIR MAXWELL'S BIO: Gair Maxwell is an author, keynote speaker and brand strategist. Endlessly curious about the origin of legends and myths, he is considered a global authority on the creation of iconic, “larger-than-life” brands that attract legions of customers and top talent – without having to use “pushy” marketing tactics. Some organizations he has worked with have achieved 15-30X financial growth while becoming a much coveted and highly desirable “Category of One”.  Gair’s riveting keynote presentations and hands-on workshops are packed with real-life stories supported by decades of in-the-trenches business experience. Described as a “shock stick of energy”, Gair delivers electrifying, uplifting presentations – both live and virtual - that inspire everyday people to stand apart from the crowd, unleash their inner greatness and build an enduring legacy. He has worked with some of the world’s most dynamic organizations, including the Apple Specialist Marketing Group, Caterpillar, NAPA, Leo Burnett (Taiwan), Virginia Tech and others, while sharing conference stages with business icons such as Richard Branson and Gene Simmons.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
S4/Ep 127 - A Discussion About Booky Call
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In this episode, we have an internal team discussion about Booky Call...our book discovery platform disguised as a dating app. Whether you are an author, publisher or a voracious reader, you will love hearing about all the nuances of the app and the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into building a brand around a singular concept.   CONNECT: Website: BookyCall.com Podcast: Booky Call Email: Brant@BookyCall.com Facebook: Booky Call Instagram: BookyCallApp Linkedin: Booky Call Twitter: @BookyCall YouTube: Booky Call TikTok: @BookyCall   BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Deep Blue Something) - YouTube.com The Brady Bunch - Peter Brady, Actor Christopher Knight - IMBD.com  Grand Canyon National Park - The Canyon.com Nick at Nite - NickatNite.com Marie Kondo - Learn.KonMarie.com  Columbia House Records - Wikipedia.com  Johnny Mathis - JohnnyMathis.com  Tinder - Tinder.com  Nicole Talbott - LinkedIn.com  eHarmony - eHarmony.com  Match: Start Something Great - Match.com  Tinder - Tinder.com Dr. Keisha Hoerrner - News.Kennesaw.Edu Barnes & Noble - BarnesandNoble.com  Amazon - Amazon.com  TikTok - TikTok.com Grindr - Grindr.com  Bounty Towels - BountyTowels.com  Quilted Northern - QuiltedNorthern.com  Jeff Bezos - Forbes.com  "Find Your Red Thread" (Tamsen Webster) - TamsenWebster.com  BookBub - BookBub.com #BookTok - NPR.org @ezeekat - TikTok.com  @yaallegience - TikTok.com  Monopoly - Monopoly.Hasbro.com  Character "Boo" - BookyCall.Simplecast.com Booky Call - Book Review App on Apple - Apps.Apple.com  Booky Call - Book Review App on Google Play - Play.Google.com  bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
S4/Ep 126 - Dave Delaney | Treat People the Way YOU Want to Be Treated
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 In this episode, we talk with Dave Delaney, a keynote speaker, author, podcaster, and the creator of the NICE Method, which is used to help leaders of fast-growing technology companies retain talent and improve company communication and culture.   THOUGHT #1 - Treat People the Way YOU Want to be Treated THOUGHT #2 - Treat Those Who are Good with Goodness, and Also Treat Those Who are NOT Good with Goodness. Thus, Goodness is Attained - Lao Tzu   CONNECT: Website: Futureforth.com Podcast: The Nice Podcast Speaker Series: The Nice Method Speaker Series  Book: “New Business Networking: How to Effectively Grow Your Business Network Using Online and Offline Methods (Que BizTech)” Book: “Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, eBooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business 2nd Edition” Book: “ Branding Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself ” (Que Biz-Tech) 3rd Edition Book: “ The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform ”  Instagram: Dave Delaney  Linkedin: Dave Delaney Twitter: Dave Delaney   RESOURCES: "I Get knocked Down" (Chumbawamba) - YouTube.com  "Rocky" (Sylvester Stallone) - YouTube.com  Hulk Hogan - HulkHogan.com "The Expendables" (movie) - IMDB.com  Hubspot Business Hardware - Hubspot.com  HealthStream-Healthcare Workforce Solutions - HealthStream.com  American Marketing Association - Ama.org SXSW Interactive - SXSW.com  MPI - MPI.org  SHRM - SHRM.org  HFMA-Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) - HFMA.org IABC - IABC.com USA Today - USAToday.com Forbes - Forbes.com  Billboard Magazine, Inc - Billboard.com  Entrepreneur Magazine - Entrepreneur.com A Mommy Cast Podcast - AMommyCast.com  "Two Boobs and A Baby" podcast - TwoBoobsAndABaby.com Chic-Fil-A - Chic-Fil-A.com The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12) - BibleGateway.com  The Platinum Rule (Dr. Tony Alessandra) - Alessandra.com  Networking for Nice People - NetworkingforNicePeople.com  Networking for Assholes- NetworkingforNicePeople.com  Goodreads - Goodreads.com  Gary Vaynerchuk - GaryVanerchuk.com "The ROI of Nice" (keynote) - DaveDelaney.me The Great Resignation Calculation- Futureforth.com Glassdoor - Glassdoor.com Tin Whiskey Southern Kitchen and Still - TinWhiskey.com  Historic Cocoa Village - VisitCocoaVillage.com Norman Vincent Peale - Britannica.com Lao Tzu - WorldHistory.org  Flash Mob - Wikipedia.org Nate St. Pierre - LinkedIn.com  Love Bombing - NyTimes.com Matthew 6:12-14 - BibleGateway.com  Matthew 5:38-39 - Biblia.com Waffle House - WaffleHouse.com  Greeting "Welcome to Moes" - YouTube.com CSuite - CSuite.com  SHRM Deconstructing The Great Resignation - SHRM.org   DAVE DELANEY'S BIO: Dave Delaney is obsessed with how we can all be nicer in how we communicate both online and in person. He is the founder of Futureforth.com and creator of the 𝙉𝙄𝘾𝙀 𝙈𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙙, which is used to help leaders of fast-growing technology companies retain talent, improve communication and culture.  Delaney is the author of the acclaimed book, New Business Networking. He is a keynote speaker of his Nice Method series of presentations that cover topics like corporate communication, leadership, and professional networking. His acclaimed presentations are educational, humorous, and engaging for in-person and virtual events of all sizes.  Dave is trusted by companies, conferences, and organizations like Google, LinkedIn, UPS, FedEx, American Marketing Association, SXSW Interactive, MPI, SHRM, HFMA, IABC, Hubspot, HealthStream, HCA, and many more.  He has appeared in books such as “Content Rules”, “Branding Yourself”, and “The Successful Speaker”. Dave has also appeared in articles and stories in USA Today, Forbes, Billboard Magazine, Inc., and Entrepreneur Magazine.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
S4/Ep 125 - Bad Karaoke Intros (Vol 1)
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In this light episode, we highlight several of our "Bad Karaoke" Introductions used to start each show. So, although no real leadership advice this week, the 30-minute compilation is worth a belly laugh or two. You're welcome!   CONNECT: Website: ThoughtsThatRock.com Podcast: Thoughts That Rock Facebook: Thoughts That Rock Instagram: Thoughts That Rock   HOSTS' PRODUCTS & RESOURCES: Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
S4/Ep 124 - Felicia White | At the End of the Day, People Don't Care; Be Authentic
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In this episode, we talk with Felicia White, who was recently the Vice President of Global Operations Training & Development for Church’s Chicken and is now contributing her passionate approach to service and customer experience by providing tools and resources as a restaurant- industry consultant.   THOUGHT #1 - At the End of the Day, People Don't Care; Be Authentic - Dr. Kym Harris-Lee  THOUGHT #2 - Don’t Be Confused Between What People Say You Are and Who You Know You Are - Oprah Winfrey CONNECT: Blog: Felicia White, CHT,MBA Email: feliciawhite411@gmail.com Facebook: Felicia White Instagram: Felicia White Linkedin: Felicia White Twitter: Felicia White RESOURCES: "Look What You Made Me Do" (Taylor Swift) - YouTube.com  "Count Chocula", "Boo Berry" (General Mills Monster Cereals) - GeneralMills.com  Kellogg's - Kelloggs.com Church's Chicken - Churchs.com  Church's Women's Forum - RestaurantLeadership.com  CHART - An Association of Hospitality Trainers - Chart.org Women's Food Service Forum - WFF.org Northwestern State University - NSULA.Edu Nation's Restaurant News - NRN.com  Most Influential U.S. Restaurant Executives (Nation's Restaurant News Readers List) - NRN.com Dr. Kym Harris-Lee - DrKymHarrisLee.com  Kat Cole - Linkedin.com  Amanda Hite - Linkedin.com Ashley Brundage - AshleyBrundage.com  Neen James - NeenJames.com  "Whiskers Outdoor World" (PBS) - PBSKids.org "Barney" (PBS) - PBS.org Oprah Winfrey - Forbes.com  "I Don't Wanna Be" (Gavin DeGraw) - YouTube.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com FELICIA WHITE'S BIO:  Felicia White spent thirteen years as the Vice President of Global Operations Training and Development for Church's Chicken®. In her role, Felicia was responsible for managing global training for the Church's Chicken®, Texas Chicken®, and Church's Texas Chicken® brands. In addition to managing training, Felicia was a valuable member of the leadership committee for the Church's Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Council. Felicia's extended contributions provided an essential role as the Co-Founder and Chair of the employee resource group Church's Women's Forum, and lead Church's LGBTQ+ employee resource groups.  Felicia is redefining executive presence by influencing others to be themselves and their best selves. Along with her work at Church's® and serving as a volunteer and board member with CHART (Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers), Felicia is a volunteer member with the Women's Foodservice Forum. In addition, she is a sought-after subject matter expert in the area of Front-Line Leadership Development and delivers consulting to various organizations in building leadership development and mentorship programs. Felicia holds an Associate's degree in Culinary Arts, a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Administration, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. Additionally, Felicia was recognized as one of the most influential restaurant executives in the country in The Power List: Reader Picks (2020) by Nation's Restaurant News and selected as the winner in the Innovator category in the 2020 Top Women in Restaurant Technology at the Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
S4/Ep 123 - Matt Certo | You've Got to Develop Yourself
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Our guest today is Matt Certo, who is the CEO & Principal of Findsome & Winmore, an Orlando-based digital marketing agency, and host of the Brand Narrative podcast.    THOUGHT #1 - You've Got a Gift, but it's Not Enough; You've Got to Develop Yourself. Rely Too Much on Your Own Gift and You'll Fail. - The Natural  THOUGHT #2 - There May be People Who Have More Talent than You, but There's No Excuse for Anyone to Work Harder than You Do. - Derek Jeter CONNECT: Website: FindsomeandWinmore.com Podcast: BrandNarrative.fm  Book: Formulaic: How Thriving Companies Market from the Core  Book: Found: Connecting with Customers in the Digital Age Instagram: FindsomeWinmore Linkedin: Findsome&Winmore YouTube: Findsome&Winmore RESOURCES: Lake Tohopekaliga - Tohopekaliga.uslakes United States Domestic Economic Forum - WeForum.org Computer Science For All - ObamaWhiteHouse.archives Orlando Business Journal - BizJournals.com  40 Under 40 - BizJournals.com Orlando Business Journal Most Influential Men to Watch - BizJournals.com "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" ( 1996 Film) - Wikipedia.com  "Happy Gilmore" (Adam Sandler) - YouTube.com  "The Natural" ( Robert Redford) - YouTube.com "Don't Confuse Activity With Achievement" (John Wooden) - Goodreads.com  " Friday Night Lights" - IMBD.com Tim Tebow - TimTebowFoundation.Org  National Arena League (Arena Football) - NationalArenaLeague.com  Night To Shine - TimTebowFoundation.org Tom Brady- NFL.com  Antonio Brown - ESPN.com "The Last Dance" (starring Michael Jordan) - Netflix.com "Simply the Best" (Tina Turner) - YouTube.com  Timothy Ferriss - FourHourWorkWeek.com  First, Break All The Rules (Marcus Buckingham, Curt Coffman) - Amazon.com Derek Jeter - MLB.com "Youngblood" (Rob Lowe) - IMBD.com "National Lampoons Christmas Vacation" (Chevy Chase) - IMBD.com  Ron Zook - BleacherReport.com PGA Of America - PGA.com  Bryson Dechambeau - PGATour.com  Brooks Koepka - PGATour.com  Alan Stein Jr - AlanSteinJr.com "Yellowstone" - ParamountNetwork.com Rita Galligan - YouTube.com  Indian University Hoosiers Basketball - IUHoosiers.com  Luke 12:47-49 - BibleGateway.com Kelly Lafferman CMO and Principal - FindsomeWinmore.com  MATT CERTO'S BIO: Matt Certo serves as CEO & Principal of Findsome & Winmore, an Orlando, Florida-based digital marketing agency, and the Brand Narrative podcast host. Originally called WebSolvers, the company’s first client was his alma mater, Rollins College. Matt built the college’s first website out of his dorm room in 1995 at 19. Since then, Matt has grown the company into a fully integrated digital marketing agency with experienced professionals, a diverse client base, and an ever-increasing suite of services. Apart from the growth of the company, Certo’s work in the industry has been extensive: he co-authored a book in 2001 (Digital Dimensioning: Finding the Ebusiness in your Business). He is also the author of Formulaic: How Thriving Companies Market From the Core and Found: Connecting with Customers in the Digital Age. Matt was asked by The White House to speak at a domestic economic forum with President George W. Bush in 2002 and spoke at The White House in 2016 concerning President Barack Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative. An active community participant, Matt has served as Board Chairman of a number of non-profit organizations, including Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, Nemours Florida Board of Managers, Elevate Orlando, and The First Tee of Central Florida, an organization which he founded. He has also served for over a decade on the Board of the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation as well as Chairman of its endowment committee. He has been recognized by the Orlando Business Journal as one of its Most Influential Men to Watch and its 40 Under 40 list three times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
S4/Ep 122 - Robyn Benincasa | You're Defined by Your Comeback (Not Your Setback)
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In this episode, we talk with Robyn Benincasa, who is a Top Leadership and Teamwork Motivational Speaker, Full-time Firefighter, Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero, and Bestselling Author.   THOUGHT #1 - You’re Never Defined by Your Setback, You’re Defined by Your Comeback. THOUGHT #2 - In Three Words, I Can Sum Up Everything I’ve Learned about Life: It Goes On. – Robert Frost CONNECT: Website: WorldClassTeams.com Book: How Winning Works: 8 Essential Leadership Lessons from the Toughest Teams on Earth Instagram: RobynBenincasa Linkedin: Robyn Benincasa RESOURCES: Scottish Highland Games - wikipedia.org CNN Heroes - CNN.com Encyclopedia Brittanica - brittanica.com Guinness Book of World Records - GuinnessWorldRecords.com NT Times - NYTimes.com Harvard Business Review - hbr.org Judo - wikipedia.org Arthritis - arthritis.org Bowflex - bowflex.com Chuck Norris - wikipedia.org Project Athena - RobynBenincasa.com Ironman Triathlon - ironman.com Alison Levine - AlisonLevine.com Mount Everest - NationalGeographic.org Bethany Hamilton - BethanyHamilton.com Robert Downy Jr. - wikipedia.org Robert Frost - wikipedia.org Night to Shine - TimTebowFoundation.org  Tim Tebow - TimTebow.com Autism - autismspeaks.org Tuberculosis - wikipedia.org Tom Peters - TomPeters.com Mount Kilimanjaro - NationalGeographic.org Hard Rock International – HardRock.com ROBYN BENINCASA'S BIO: Robyn Benincasa is a top motivational keynote speaker on leadership, Adventure Racing World Champion, CNN Hero, founder of Project Athena, and bestselling author. Robyn won two World Adventure Races and holds three Guinness World Records for long-distance kayaking. Her book on teamwork and leadership, How Winning Works, is a New York Times bestseller. Her entertaining keynotes show audiences the foundations of inspired leadership and how to win as a team. Robyn Benincasa is the founder of World Class Teams, an adventure racing world champion, a CNN Hero, former corporate sales expert and a full-time firefighter who advises organizations on building World Class Teams of their own.  One of the highest-rated, female motivational speakers who regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons, her customers include many Fortune companies like Starbucks, Deloitte, Aflac, Fast Company, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, ARAMARK, Siemens, 3M, Coldwell Banker, Ameriprise, Microsoft, AT&T.  With a background in marketing, she was previously in corporate sales with Baxter and Allergan and is currently a full-time firefighter who was on America’s first all female fire crew. Eco-Challenge World Champion, CNN Hero, Founder of the Project Athena Foundation (Survivors to Athletes!), 3x Guinness World Record Distance Paddler and proud owner of 2 metal ‘bionic hips’, Robyn definitely knows a thing or two about creating Human Synergy. Her New York Times bestselling book, How Winning Works, published by Harlequin has been reviewed as “an excellent resource for all business owners on approaching challenges with a team mentality.” Most recently, Robyn was named one of the Top 10 Speakers Featured by the Harvard Business Review and one of the Top 10 New York Times Bestselling Authors Who Can Better Your Company and Your Life in 2018. She has also been named a Top 5 Business Speaker for five years by Speaking.com and one of the 10 Highest Rated Inspirational Speakers for Business by Derek Sweeney.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
S4/Ep 121 - Minter Dial | You'll Grow from This Experience
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In this episode, we talk with Minter Dial, who is an international professional speaker, elevator, entrepreneur and a multiple award-winning author, specializing in leadership, branding and transformation. Previously, he was a top executive at L’Oréal and Redken. He is truly one of the most interesting people we know.   THOUGHT #1 "You'll Grow from this Experience" THOUGHT #2 "If You are not Willing to Learn, No One Can Help You. If You are Determined to Learn, No One Can Stop You.” - Zig Ziglar CONNECT: Website: MinterDial.com Podcast: Minter Dialogue Radio Show Book: You Lead: How Being Yourself Makes You A Better Leader (Jan 2021) Book: Futureproof: How To Get Your Business Ready For The Next Disruption Book: Heartificial Empathy Book: The Last Ring Home Instagram: mdial Linkedin: Minter Dial Twitter: @mdial YouTube: DialMinter BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Whip My Hair" (Willow Smith) - YouTube The Walking Dead - IMDB.com L'Oréal - loreal.com Redken - redken.com The Grateful Dead - dead.net Padel Tennis - Minter Dial Blog Video Clip of Padel Tennis - YouTube.com Tennis - wikipedia.org Squash - wikipedia.org Pickelball - wikipedia.org Tequila - wikipedia.org Sangria - wikipedia.org Olympics - olympics.com Shrek - dreamwork.com Rugby - wikipedia.org Find Your Red Thread, Tamsen Webster - TamsenWebster.com The Rolling Stones - RollingStones.com Zig Ziglar - ziglar.com Empathy Circle = active listening in front of others Franklin-Covey - FranklinCovey.com Banding People Together - BandingPeopleTogether.com John Coltrane - JohnColtrane.com Phil Lesh - PhilLesh.net Jim Sullivan - sullivision.com Substack - substack.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel MINTER DIAL'S BIO: Minter Dial is an international professional speaker, elevator and a multiple award-winning author.  An agent of change who has exercised twelve different métiers and moved country fifteen times, he spent 16 years as a top executive at L'Oréal, having been MD of Redken Worldwide, MD of L'Oreal Canada's professional subsidiary and then a member of the worldwide Professional Division's Executive Committee.  He’s author of the WWII story, The Last Ring Home, as well as three business books: Futureproof, Heartificial Empathy and You Lead (2021).  He writes Dialogos (on Substack) with the intention to foster more meaningful conversation at home, in society in general and at work.  HIs main site is MinterDial.com and his social handle is @mdial.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
S4/Ep 120 - Shelley Brown | Enroll in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program
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In this episode, we talk with Shelley Brown, who is a professional speaker, author, consultant and a big practitioner of mindfulness practices. THOUGHT #1 - Enroll in a MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Program THOUGHT #2 - There is Something Wonderfully Bold and Liberating about Saying YES to Our Entire Imperfect and Messy Life. - Tara Brach CONNECT: Website: ShelleyBrownOfficial.com Book: Weird Girl Adventures: From A-Z Instagram: ShelleyBrownOfficial Linkedin: ShelleyBrown RESOURCES: MBSR = Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - wikipedia.org  Steve "Nigel" Howarth - LinkedIn.com Lao Tsu - worldhistory.org  Tara Brach - TaraBrach.com ISBN = International Standard Book Number - ISBNServices.com Bull Should = the space between where we are and where others think we should be Hard Rock International – HardRock.com SHELLEY BROWN'S BIO: Shelley Brown was working in a cocktail bar soon after graduating college when she met the people who would change her life. They worked in hospitality at the Westin Hotel in Chicago, and they thought she’d be a good addition to their team. They were right. She interviewed for and landed the job of concierge, or as she refers to it, “professional friend.” To Shelley, this was the perfect job for her considering her mantra was, “Who can I make friends with today?” Her job was to provide resources, build relationships, and make people happy enough to return to the hotel. But Shelley was young and didn’t want to work every weekend, so she left her concierge job and eventually became a successful tech salesperson. Though she was very good at her job—she was among the top sales reps for three years—that wasn’t enough for the leaders. Her success in her job was measured by data, and soon KPIs became more important than Shelley’s ability to make friends. As her job became more and more transactional, her stress increased. She was devastated that her own personal magic was no longer valued. When she set her sights on enterprise sales for Fortune 500 companies, the leaders said she was too wild, too artsy, too out-of-the-box, and too weird. Even though she could “sell like a badass,” she didn’t fit the role of what her team looked like, sounded like, or worked like. Then a collapsed vertebrae forced Shelley, an ultra-marathon runner and group fitness instructor, to rethink who she was and why she did what she did. Her job wasn’t letting her be herself, that fired-up, compassionate, extroverted, cheerleader who never stopped being a “professional friend.”  She became a certified mindfulness teacher who “kum-by-rocks,” teaching self-awareness practices and processes so that leaders and workers, teachers and students, can all get back to “human-ing.” Though she first believed that mindfulness is only for tea-drinking yogis, now she teaches how it’s fitness for your brain and an essential practice for how we show up. She believes the key to success is to balance metrics with mindfulness and performance with a sense of belonging, because when we get to be ourselves, we can bring our best to work, to school, and to the world.  Shelley works with corporations and schools to teach actionable mindfulness processes that encourage people to embrace their W.E.I.R.D. and unite via individuality., Shelley is also the author of “Weird Girl Adventures from A to Z” (AlyBlue Media, 2021). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
S4/Ep 119 - Trevor Hudson | Failure is Not the Stopping Point; it’s the Starting Point.
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In this episode, we talk with Trevor Hudson, who is a Coach (both in life and sports), a military veteran of 20 years (just retired from the Air Force), a professional speaker and a podcaster. THOUGHT #1 - Failure is Not the Stopping Point; it’s the Starting Point.  THOUGHT #2 - If You are Afraid of Failure, You Don’t Deserve to be Successful. - Charles Barkley CONNECT: Podcast: HudricoLIVE Email: hudricolive@gmail.com Facebook: HudricoLIVE Instagram: @HudricoLIVE Twitter: @CoachHudson4 YouTube: HudricoLIVE RESOURCES: US Air Force - AirForce.com GI Joe - GIJoe.Hasbro.com Stretch Armstrong - amazon.com Valhala - Wikipedia.org  Blockbuster Video - Wikipedia.org SEAL Team (CBS) - CBS.com CMSgt Kaleth Wright (USAF) - ThoughtsThatRock.com Mike Tyson - Wikipedia.org Tyron Woodley (UFC) - wikipedia.org  Apollo Creed - wikipedia.org Tesla - Tesla.com Denzel Washington - wikipedia.org Charles Barkley - wikipedia.org Junior Achievement - jausa.ja.org Biggie Smalls (The Notorious B.I.G.) - wikipedia.org All Saints Hotel & Cocktail Lounge (Nathan Monk) - amazon.com "Dream On" (Aerosmith) - YouTube Leslie Ehm - LeslieEhm.com Ramstein Air Base, Germany - ramstein.af.mil Command Chief Amy Riley (USAF) - LinkedIn Proverbs 24 - BibleGateway.com The Kardashians - wikipedia.org Leap Year - wikipedia.org Hard Rock International – HardRock.com TREVOR HUDSON'S BIO: A Coach & Military veteran for 20 years, Trevor Hudson facilitates various interactive topics, including sessions around Change Leadership within organizational culture, world-class, differentiated service, building resilient teams, team development, employee branding, performance, and expectation management. Trevor started his career in customer service at Blockbuster Video, make movie night recommendations. While enforcing the ", please be kind and rewind policy." He eventually made his premiere in the professional world in 2001 when he joined the USAF. From day one, Trevor's natural leadership abilities have to keep him in a position to lead people, making the transition to teaching and building teams as a coach seamless. Trevor's role in the Air Force and on the sidelines as a coach involved many facets of organizational leadership and development, including creating/managing teams and rejuvenating underperforming programs. Trevor also excels at facilitating and overseeing management training locations, producing training videos, directing company e-Learning initiatives, facilitating leadership transitions motivating teams, and traveling to properties to deliver on-site classes & measure standards. Trevor has put his experience and creativity to work, which has consistently developed training seminars. During his time in the Air Force, his teams have won multiple Awards ("Outstanding Unit" in 2008, 2011, and 2012, "Clinic of the Year" in 2018, "Team of the year" in 2010), garnered "Non-Commissioned Officer of the year" in 2017 and won Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Award for their "Citizen of the Year 2019." Trevor has a degree in Coaching studies & a master's in Sports Administration. He has also been an instructor in the military for six years. A certified Life coach and Master resilience trainer for the last four years. As an MRT, he has taught countless courses and developed over 100 resiliency trainer assets for the Air force. Networking is a big part of his success. Trevor is the Owner & CEO of Hudrico Live inc. Which positions him to facilitate at any association or company event, in any industry, as a keynote or breakout speaker. Trevor also hosts a weekly podcast called Hudrico Live, which includes guests and presents life-changing pieces of advice and discussion. Furthermore, Trevor offers a leadership-training program called, Failure at the start as an educational training, hard knock life-inspired experience for leaders looking to motivate their business and teams in various areas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
S4/Ep 118 - Allison Graham | When Opportunity Presents Itself, Talk Yourself In
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In this episode, we talk with Allison Graham, who is a keynote speaker, author and coach, working with C-Suite Leaders and their teams to inspire and empower a problem-solving culture.    THOUGHT #1 “When Opportunity Presents Itself, Talk Yourself In, Don’t Talk Yourself Out.” THOUGHT #2 "Be the Kind of Person Who Dares to Face Life’s Challenges and Overcome Them Rather than Dodging Them.”  - Roy T. Bennett CONNECT: Website: AllisonGraham.co Book: Take Back Your Weekends: Stress Less, Do More, Be Happier Instagram: AllisonDGraham Linkedin: Allison Graham Twitter: @AllisonDGraham YouTube: Allison Graham BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" (Celene Dion) - YouTube Comcast - xfinity.com "Livin' On a Prayer" (Bon Jovi) - YouTube Dr. Suess - Wikipedia.org  Salvation Army - SalvationArmyUSA.org Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Steve Cockram (GiANT Worldwide) - LinkedIn Maybelline - Maybelline.com Roy T Bennett - GoodReads.com National Funeral Directors Association - nfda.org Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel ALLISON GRAHAM'S BIO: Allison Graham works with C-Suite Leaders and their teams to inspire and empower a problem-solving culture. The result is increased productivity, lower levels of destructive stress and minimized risk of burnout and team turnover. Her concepts are proven to build resilience and amplify personal capacity.  Through keynote speeches and training programs, expect Allison to deliver inspirational, thought-provoking concepts mixed with actionable, practical insights that will have lasting impact.  Her latest book Take Back Your Weekends: Stress Less, Do More, Be Happier is giving people across the globe hope that you can be successful and still have a life!  You may recognize Allison from media outlets like Global News, Investment Executive and Fast Company.  You can connect with Allison Graham on LinkedIn where she’s most active. AllisonGraham.co/linkedin or on her website at AllisonGraham.co   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
S4/Ep 117 - Joe Hummel | Become Obsessed with Being Great
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In this episode, we talk with Joe Hummel, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Twin Peaks, where he brings his wide-ranging experience in all facets of the restaurant business over the past 30+ years to that concept. THOUGHT #1 "Become Obsessed with Being Great. It Changes Everything.” THOUGHT #2 "You Could Be Anyone if You Put in the Time. You will Reach the Top, and That’s That. I am not Talented, I am Obsessed.”  - Conor McGregor CONNECT: Website: TwinPeaksRestaurant.com Email: joe.hummel@TPRest.com Facebook: Joe Hummel Linkedin: Joe Hummel Twitter: @com_hummel BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Get Back" (Beatles) - Beatles.com Tinder - Tinder.com eHarmony - eHarmony.com Match - Match.com Grinder - Grindr.com Chick-fil-A - Chick-fil-A.com Just Dance - JustDanceNow.com Hooters of America - Hooters.com La Cima Restaurants - LinkedIn.com Kathleen Wood - KWoodPartners.com Michael Jordan - Wikipedia.org  Chales Barkley - Wikipedia.org  The Last Dance (documentary) - imdb.com Aliens - imdb.com Banding People Together - Banding PeopleTogether.com Denny's - Dennys.com "Beat on the Drum All Day" (Todd Rundgren) - YouTube.com Life-savers - Life-Savers.com Coner McGregor - Wikipedia.org National Restaurant Association (NRA) - restaurant.org  Rita Gilligan - BBC.com Waffle House - WaffleHouse.com BBB's Torch Awards (Amarillo, TX) - BBB.org Kobe SteakHouse - KobeSteakhouse.com TGI Friday's - TGIFridays.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Booky Call - https://www.bookycall.com bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel JOE HUMMEL'S BIO: Joe Hummel is the Chief Executive Officer of Twin Peaks. He began in distribution and purchasing, and worked his way to become the EVP of Operations and Purchasing at Hooters of America, before joining La Cima Restaurants, LLC as Chief Operating Officer.  La Cima Restaurants, LLC is the largest franchisee of Twin Peaks Restaurants.   Joe eventually took the reins as CEO of Twin Peaks in October 2016 and relocated to the Dallas headquarters in July 2017.   Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in in Business Administration from Clemson University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
S3/Ep 116 - Tom Peters | Several Thoughts That Rock with Tom Peters
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In this Season Finale episode, we talk with management great, TOM PETERS, who is the co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business and is often tagged as the best business book ever written. He changed things up by laying down several great pieces of advice...and we relished them all. THOUGHTS: 1. Practice Extreme Humanism. 2. Be Kind. 3. Promote Women. 4. Out-Prepare “The Competition.” CONNECT: Website:TomPeters.com Website: ExcellenceNow.com Blog: Innovation Latest Book: Extreme Humanism Email: tom@tompeters.com Linkedin: Tom Peters Twitter: @tom_peters. BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Out of Touch (Hall and Oats) - Youtube.com Quaker Oats - QuakerOats.com Lucky Charms - LuckyCharms.com Machu Picchu - Wikipedia.org Little Debbie's Swiss Rolls - LittleDebbie.com Sun In - Amazon.com Mother's Day - Wikipedia.org Mayo Clinic - MayoClinic.org Compassionomics - Amazon.com St. Judes Children's Hospital - StJude.org PlaneTree Alliance - PlaneTree.org Conrad Hilton - Wikipedia.org Henry Clay - History.State.Gov Be Kind (Henry James) - Goodreads.com United Airlines -United.com University of Florida - UFL.edu Quiet (Susan Kayne) -Amazon.com Peter Miller (Omni Notes) - PeterMiller.com Google - Google.com NAVY - Navy.com MIT - MIT.edu Stanford - Stanford.edu Sabba Quidwai (Apple) - Linkedin.com Harvard - Harvard.edu Warren Buffet Invests Like a Girl and You Should Too (Motley Fool)- Amazon.com Zoom - Zoom.us Lobster Roll - Wikipedia.org The Black Whale - TheBlackWhale.com Moby Dick -Wikipedia.org Tony Robbins - TonyRobbins.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel TOM PETER'S BIO: Tom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business and often tagged as the best business book ever.  Eighteen books, over 10 million copies and thirty-five years later, Tom is still at the forefront of the “management guru industry” he single-handedly invented. He has since written over 600 syndicated columns. What’s new? A lot. As CNN said, “While most business gurus milk the same mantra for all it’s worth, the one-man brand called Tom Peters is still reinventing himself.”  Tom’s bedrock belief: “Execution is strategy—it’s all about the people and the doing, not the talking and the theory.”  In November 2017, Tom received the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
S3/Ep 115 - Joni Doolin | You Don’t Have to Have an Opinion
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In this episode, we talk with longtime and dear friend JONI DOOLIN, who is a restaurant industry icon and workplace expert, who has been devoted to helping service sector workplaces (like restaurants) balance people, profits, planet and purpose. THOUGHT #1 - You Don’t Have to Have an Opinion - Ryan Holiday THOUGHT #2 - The Highest Form of Knowledge…is Empathy – Bill Bullard  CONNECT: Website: BlackBoxIntelligence.com Email: jdoolin@blackboxintelligence.com Instagram: @JoniThomasDoolin Linkedin: Joni Thomas Doolin Twitter: @LuckyPenny RESOURCES: Bruce Springsteen - BruceSpringsteen.net Dave & Jessie Place - letsdesignyoursite.com Five Finger Death Punch - FiveFingerDeathPunch.com Mickey Mantel - MickeyMantel.com Global Best Practices/Summer Brand Camp - BlackBoxIntelligence.com Coaches Collective International - CCIcoaches.com Leadership Council of Conscious Capitalism - ConsciousCapitalism.org C.H.A.R.T (Council Of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers) - Chart.org N.R.A - Restaurant.org Women’s Foodservice Forum - WFF.org Ryan Holiday - RyanHoliday.com The Daily Stoic (Ryan Holiday) - Amazon.com Marcus Aurelius - DailyStoic.com Share Our Strength (No Kid Hungry) - NoKidHungry.org Stillness is the Key (Ryan Holiday) - Amazon.com Digital Minimalism (Cal Newport) - Amazon.com Deep Work (Cal Newport) - Amazon.com FOMO - Fear of Missing Out Stephen Covey - FranklinCovey.com Critical Race Theory - Wikipedia.org George Floyd - Wikipeida.org ZOOM - Zoom.us Kathleen Wood - KwoodPartners.com Ian Vaughn - Linkedin.com PW Gopal - PWGopal.com Bill Bullard - Wikipedia.org Sri Lanka - SriLanka.travel Hapkido - Wikipeida.org Keto - Wikipedia.org JONI DOOLIN'S BIO: Founder, CEO, Board Member, Advisor, Investor, Speaker, Writer, Workplace Expert. Joni founded People Report, co-founded Black Box Intelligence, co-created Summer Brand Camp and the Global Best Practices conferences. Her career has been devoted to helping service sector workplaces balance people, profits, planet and purpose. She has served as a board member for Share Our Strength, Coaches Collective International, BBI Metrics, Black Box Intelligence LLC (a Diversis Capital company), No Kid Hungry, and as an advisor and founding member of the Leadership Council of Conscious Capitalism. Her work in industry associations includes advising, speaking and research for C.H.A.R.T., the National Restaurant Association and its Educational Foundation and MFHA, and the Women’s Foodservice Association. She was the recipient of the WFF Trailblazer award. Joni and her husband Wally endowed a scholarship for the NRAEF that helps fund tuition for women of color. She is a frequent contributor to industry trade press, podcasts and blogs. She publishes periodically on her own blog, The Kindness Economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
S3/Ep 114 - Lisa Necrason | Look at the World Through the Eyes of the Heart
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In this episode, we talk with our dear friend and former Hard Rocker, LISA NECRASON, who is now an Environmental Activist, Wildlife Conservationist, and Sustainability Strategist. THOUGHT #1 - Look at the World Through the Eyes of the Heart THOUGHT #2 - It is Better in Prayer to Have a Heart Without Words Than Words Without a Heart - Mahatma Gandhi CONNECT: Website: DownwardGoat.com Website: TrueNatureCompanies.com Email: lisanecrason@gmail.com Facebook: @TrueNatureCompanies Instagram: @KaliNecrason Instagram: @TrueNatureCompanies Linkedin: Lisa Necrason Twitter: @InBalanceYoga RESOURCES: Suzy's Swirl - SuzysSwirl.com Kathleen Wood - KWoodPartners.com Slinky - Wikipedia.org Kelvin Universe - Memory/Beta.fandom.com Trekkie - Memory/Beta.fandom.com Jimmy Dean - JimmyDean.com Surf Expo - SurfExpo.com Full Sail University - FullSail.edu Marine Science Center - MarineScienceCenter.com Marine Mammal Stranding Team - Volusia.org Downward Goat - DownwardGoat.com Mudra - YogaJournal.com Edmond Bordelon - LinkedIn.com Ibuprofen - Drugs.com Tylenol Rapid Release - Tylenol.com Goodys Powder - GoodysPowder.com Isaac Tigrett - IsaacTigrett.com The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - FranklinCovey.com Mongalooshi - hand & finger slap that leave a mark on another person's forehead Mahatma Gandhi - Britannica.com "Heart Of The Artist" - Rory Noland- Amazon.com Joani Loves Chachi - HappyDays.Fandom.com Catholicism - Simple.Wikipedia.org Tommy Spaulding - TommySpaulding.com Clint Pulver - ClintPulver.com Apostles' Creed - CRCNA.org Rosary - Wikipedia.org Kashi Ashram - Kashi.org Ma Jaya - Wikipedia.org Ashram - Wikipedia.org Hinduism - History.com Buddha - Britannica.com Sai Baba - Britannica.com Gonga Pond - Wikipedia.org  Hare Krishna (mantra) - Wikipedia.org Guru - Wikipedia.org Interfaith - Merriam-Webster.com LISA NECRASON'S BIO: Environmental Activist, Wildlife Conservationist, and Sustainability Strategist, Lisa Necrason (also known as Kali) began her journey in the entrepreneurial world at a very young age as a model in the surfing industry and a back-up vocalist in a rock band, both of which served as a gateway to her long, professional journey in extreme sports, music and entertainment.  A service-minded student of life, she focuses on the human condition and planetary concerns while developing transformational experiences that promote personal growth, nature connections, and conscious contributions to a healthier, more sustainable planet.  With 30+ years of industry experience while completing 6 certifications in sustainability, permaculture, meditation and yoga, Lisa has developed conservation and wellness initiatives for iconic brands like Hard Rock Int’l, Surf Expo, and Full Sail University.  These successes have clearly inspired her critical thought leadership and sustainable strategies to better serve the companies and communities she holds dear. Walking the talk both in business and as an avid volunteer, these days you’ll find Lisa on the beach rescuing or releasing turtles for the Marine Science Center in her new home town of Ponce Inlet, FL, on the estuary rescuing manatees for the Marine Mammal Stranding Team, on the Planning Board for the Town of Ponce Inlet studying sea level rise impacts, on a farm playing with goats and llamas while facilitating yoga and meditation classes, and researching and vetting products. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2021
S3/Ep 113 - Clint Pulver | To Live Is The Rarest Thing In The World, Most People Just Exist
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In this episode, we talk with CLINT PULVER, who is a professional keynote speaker, author, musician, pilot and workforce expert. THOUGHT #1 To Live is the Rarest Thing in the World, Most People Just Merely Exist...and That is All - Oscar Wilde THOUGHT #2 As You Walk and Eat and Travel, Be Where You Are; Otherwise You Will Miss Most of Your Life - Siddhārtha Gautama CONNECT: Website: ClintPulver.com Book: I Love It Here: How Great Leaders Create Organizations Their People Never Want to Leave Email: clintpulver@gmail.com Instagram: @ClintPulver Linkedin: Clint Pulver Twitter: @ClintPulver YouTube: Clint Pulver BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Leave The Door Open (Bruno Mars) - Youtube.com Ring Light - Amazon.com Youtube - Youtube.com Sudoku - Sudoku.com Comic-Con - Comic-Con.org Keller Williams - KW.com AT&T - ATT.com Hewlett Packard - HPE.com Business Q Magazine - UtahValley360.com Emmy Award - Emmys.com America's Got Talent - NBC.com Page Two - PageTwo.com Oscar Wilde - Britanica.com Mark Twain - MarkTwainHouse.org Harvard Business Review - HBR.org Gallup - Gallup.com Millennial - Wikipedia.org Covid-19 - CDC.gov Tom Jackson - OnStageSuccess.com Taylor Swift - TaylorSwift.com Steven Covey - FranklinCovey.com Siddhartha Gautama - Wikipedia.org Lao Tzu - Wikipedia.org Academy Award - Oscars.org NFL Hall of Fame - ProFootballHOF.com Miss America - MissAmerica.org EGOT - Wikipedia.org Status Interview - Glassdoor.com KT Bloedorn - Killathug.com John Lennon - JohnLennon.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel CLINT PULVER'S BIO: Clint Pulver is a professional keynote speaker, author, musician, pilot, and workforce expert.  Known as the leading authority on employee retention, Clint has transformed how corporations like Keller Williams, AT&T, and Hewlett Packard create lasting loyalty through his work and research as the Undercover Millennial.  He has been featured by Business Q Magazine as a “Top 40 Under 40,” and, as a professional drummer, he has appeared in feature films and on America’s Got Talent. In 2020, Clint won an Emmy Award for his short film Be a Mr. Jensen, which tells the story of how a single moment in time—and one particular mentor—can change the course of a life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
S3/Ep 112 - Joe Hart | Our Thoughts Make Us What We Are; Our Mental Attitude is the X-Factor that Determines Our Fate
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In this episode, we talk with JOE HART, who is the President & CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, an organization whose founder pioneered the human performance movement over 100 years ago and has continued to succeed and grow worldwide, through constant research and innovation through foundational principles. THOUGHT #1 - Our Thoughts Make Us What We Are; Our Mental Attitude is the X-Factor that Determines Our Fate THOUGHT #2 - Ability is What You're Capable of Doing. Motivation Determines What You Do. Attitude Determines How Well You Do It. - Lou Holtz CONNECT: Website: DaleCarnegie.com Podcast: Take Command Facebook: Dale Carnegie Training Instagram: JosephKHart Instagram - @DaleCarnegieTraining Linkedin: Joseph K Hart LinkedIn - Dale Carnegie Training YouTube: Dale Carnegie RESOURCES: The Count - Muppets.Fandom.com Popeyes - Popeyes.com  Chick-Fil-A - Chick-Fil-A.com Asset Health - Corporate.AssetHealth.com Dale Carnegie (How To Win Friends& Influence People) - Amazon.com Fortune 500 - Fortune.com Mariah Suddarth - Linkedin.com Ralph Waldo Emerson - Poets.org "Life is what our thoughts make it" - Goodreads.com 80/20 rule- Investopedia.com Kitsune - MyModernMet.com Normal Vincent Peel (The Power of Positive Thinking) - Amazon.com Steven Covey - FranklinCovey.com Lou Holtz - Wikipedia.org Warren Buffett - Wikipedia.org Notre Dame Football - UND.com John Wooden - CoachWooden.com Boeing - Boeing.com Ford - Ford.com Alex Gorsky (Johnson and Johnson) - JNJ.com Black Sheep Assessment - worksheet.FindYourBlackSheep.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com JOE HART'S BIO:  Joe Hart is the President and CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, an organization whose founder pioneered the human performance movement over 100 years ago and has continued to succeed and grow worldwide, through constant research and innovation building on its founding principles.  Dale Carnegie Training has more than 3,000 trainers and consultants, operating in 200 offices in 86 countries impacting organizations, teams and individuals. Dale Carnegie Training's client list includes more than 400 of the Fortune Global 500, tens of thousands of small to mid-sized organizations and over 8 million individuals across the globe. In addition to being a Dale Carnegie graduate, Hart worked closely with the company as a strategic partner for nearly 10 years before taking the reins as President and CEO in 2015.  He attributes much of his success in business to the Dale Carnegie training he had early in his career. A visionary, risk-taking leader, Hart helped build two technology-based companies, including an e-learning business called InfoAlly. In 2005, Joe sold that company and became the President of a new company called Asset Health. Asset Health is a privately-held and fast-growing technology / health promotion and training company that serves numerous Fortune 1,000 companies, internationally recognized health systems, and other major businesses. Hart holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of Michigan and a law degree from Wayne State University Law School. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
S3/Ep 111 - Nick Hutchison| Reality is Negotiable
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In this episode, we talk with NICK HUTCHISON, who is the Co-Founder of BookThinkers, a company dedicated to spreading the power of personal development books. THOUGHT #1 Reality is Negotiable THOUGHT #2 Scars Have the Strange Power to Remind Us that Our Past is Real - Cormac McCarthy CONNECT: Website: BookThinkers.com Podcast: BookThinkers: Life-Changing Books Email: nick@bookthinkers.com Facebook: BookThinkers Instagram: @NickLovesBooks Instagram: @BookThinkers Linkedin:  BookThinkers Twitter: @BookThinkers YouTube: BookThinkers BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Eye Of The Tiger" (Survivor) - Youtube.com Sylvester Stallone - SylvesterStallone.com Planters Peanuts - Planters.com Epi Pen - EpiPen.com "We Are The World" (U.S.A. For Africa) - Youtube.com Jagermeister - Jagermeister.com UNTUCKit - Untuckit.com Bookstagrammer - Remmingtonreads.wordpress.com Ryan Mannion - @ryanwmannion Colombia - Colombia.travel "The 4-Hour Work Week" (Tim Ferriss) - FourHourWorkweek.com "Magic Of Thinking Big" (David J Schwartz) - Amazon.com Tommy John - Wikipedia.org Led Zeppelin - LedZeppelin.com Eddie Van Halen (Frankenstrat) - Wikipedia.org Cormac McCarthy - CormacMcCarthy.com Walgreens - Walgreens.com Don Yaeger - DonYaeger.com Nature Nic - @NickLovesBooks Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman) - Amazon.com Hanibal Lecter - Wikipedia.org Red Dragon - IMDB.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel NICK HUTCHISON'S BIO: Nicholas Hutchison is the Founder of BookThinkers, a company dedicated to spreading the power of personal development books.  After spending 6 years in software sales, Nicholas now spends his time traveling the world, reviewing books and interviewing his favorite authors.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
S3/Ep 110 - Nick Shaw | If It Feels Good, Do It!
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In this episode, we talk with NICK SHAW, who is the co-founder of Renaissance Periodization (RP), a multi-million dollar health and fitness company that has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of clients around the world. THOUGHT #1 If it Feels Good, Do It! THOUGHT #2 Procrastination Makes Easy Things Hard, Hard Things Harder  - Mason Cooley CONNECT: Website: RenaissancePeriodization.com Podcast: RP Strength  Book: Fit For Success Email: nick@renaissanceperiodization.com Facebook: @RenaissancePeriodization Instagram: @Nick.Shaw.RP Instagram: @RPStrength Twitter: @RPStrength YouTube: Renaissance Periodization BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Physical (Olivia Newton John) - Youtube.com Outback - Outback.com Xanadu (Olivia Newton John) - Youtube.com Apple - Apple.com Yellow Pages - YellowPages.com Shazam! - IMDB.com Cosplay - Cosplay.com Forbes - Forbes.com Google Play - Play.Google.com UFC - UFC.com CrossFit Games - Games.Crossfit.com Navy SEALS - Navy.com Netflix - Netflix.com Member's Only (jacket) - MembersOnly.com Krispy Kreme - KrispyKreme.com Chuck Norris Total Gym - TotalGymDirect.com Bowflex Max Trainer - Bowflex.com BJ Fogg (Tiny Habits) - TinyHabits.com TikTok - TikTok.com Mason Cooley - Wikipedia.org 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Steven Covey) - FranklinCovey.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel NICK SHAW'S BIO: Nick Shaw is the co-founder of Renaissance Periodization (RP), a multi-million dollar health and fitness company that has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of clients around the world. His story – and the story of RP—has appeared in a Forbes feature story, which chronicled Renaissance Periodization’s rise from a small business into an influential tech company with an industry-leading app available through Apple’s app store and Google Play. Nick has also helped to coach numerous world-class athletes including CrossFit Games champions, international medalists in weightlifting, UFC fighters, Navy SEALs, and Olympians. Nick and his team at RP have sold hundreds of thousands of books over the years ranging from Nutrition, Training, Recovery, and creating Healthy Habits. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
S3/Ep 109 - Ryan Estis | You Don’t Get Paid by the Hour; You Get Paid for the Value You Bring to the Hour.
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In this episode, we talk with RYAN ESTIS, who has been recognized as one of “the best keynote speakers ever heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine alongside Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Colin Powell and Mike Ditka.  He is a legend in our world. THOUGHT #1 You Don’t Get Paid by the Hour; You Get Paid for the Value You Bring to the Hour THOUGHT #2 The Goal isn't to Live Forever, the Goal Is to Create Something That Will - Chuck Palahniuk   CONNECT: Website: RyanEstis.com Newsletter: "Prepare For Impact" E-Book: Adapt & Thrive Blog: $3.15 an Hour Blog: Ryan's Blog Facebook: @RyanEstisSpeaker Instagram: @RyanEstis Linkedin: Ryan Estis Vimeo: Ryan Estis Twitter: @RyanEstis Slideshare: Restis YouTube: Ryan Estis & Associates YouTube:  Change Your Life With 1 Simple Cup Of Coffee BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Oops, I Did It Again" (Britney Spears) - YouTube.com Imposter Syndrome - VeryWellMind.com Nike - Nike.com Olive Garden - OliveGarden.com Athlete's Foot - TheAthletesFoot.com Sea World - SeaWorld.com McCann WorldGroup Advertising Agency - McCannWorldGroup.com Liberty Mutual  - LibertyMutual.com Darden Restaurants - Darden.com Goodyear - Goodyear.com Dallas Cowboys - DallasCowboys.com Blue Cross Blue Shield - BCBS.com Jim Rohn - JimRohn.com Laurie Ruettimann - LaurieRuettimann.com Punk Rock HR Podcast - Podcasts.Apple.com Rita Gilligan - BBC.com Tony Robbins - TonyRobbins.com Bill Gates - GatesNotes.com Colin Powell - Britannica.com Mike Ditka - ProFootbalHOF.com Carol Dover (FRLA) - Linkedin.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel RYAN ESTIS'S BIO: Ryan Estis has more than 20 years of experience as a top-performing sales professional and leader. As the former chief strategy officer for the McCann Worldgroup advertising agency NAS, he brings a fresh perspective to business events. As a keynote speaker, Ryan is known for his innovative ideas on leading change, improving sales effectiveness and preparing for the future of work. He was recently recognized as one of “the best keynote speakers ever heard” by Meetings & Conventions magazine alongside Tony Robbins, Bill Gates, Colin Powell and Mike Ditka. Ryan delivers keynote speeches, courses and online learning with an emphasis on actionable content designed to elevate business performance. His curriculum emphasizes emerging trends influencing leadership effectiveness, sales performance and customer experience. Ryan helps participants prepare to thrive in today’s ultra-competitive, hyper-connected business environment. Ryan supports the world’s leading brands, including Liberty Mutual, Darden Restaurants, Goodyear, the Dallas Cowboys, Medtronic, ECCO USA and Blue Cross Blue Shield. He is a faculty member for the Institute of Management Studies, a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board and a certified Human Capital Strategist. Ryan and his team publish original research featuring client case studies to expand the live event experience. He is also the author of a popular blog on business performance. His writing has been featured in Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur, FastCompany, SmartBrief, Business News Network, Crain’s Business, and Yahoo Business. Ryan is an Ohio University graduate who resides in downtown Minneapolis. When he’s not traveling to speaking engagements around the world, Ryan enjoys down time with family and friends, practicing yoga and cheering on his beloved Minnesota Timberwolves.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2021
S3/Ep 108 - Alan Schaefer | Force is Almost Always Met with Resistance
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In this episode, we talk with our longtime friend and colleague Alan Schaefer, who is the Founder & CEO of Banding People Together, who we have talked about many times on the show. THOUGHT #1 Force is Almost Always Met with Resistance THOUGHT #2 Sometimes the Most Influential Thing We Can Do is Listen  - Bob Burg CONNECT: Website: BandingPeopleTogether.com Email: alan@bandingpeopletogether.com Linkedin: @AlanJSchaefer BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Opera Man - SNL.fandom.com Running with the Devil (Van Halen) - Youtube.com Rice A Roni - RiceARoni.com Covid-19 - CDC.gov Tradewinds - TradewindsResort.com Kat Cole - Linkedin.com Brandon Hill - Linkedin.com Buck Dharma - BuckDharma.com Robin Xander - Wikipedia.org Mark Farmer - MarkFarmer.com Spin Magazine - Spin.com Elektra Records - ElektraMusicGroup.com Tourdates.com - Yahoo.com Five Star Iris - Wikipedia.com Atlanta Business Journal - BizJournals.com Guantanamo Bay - Wikipedia.com Bad Blood - IMDB.com Rocky - Wikipedia.org David R. Hawkins (Power vs. Force) - Amazon.com Bruce Lee - BruceLee.com Pepe Le Pew - LooneyTunes.Fandom.com Rolling Stone - RollingStone.com Clubhouse - JoinClubhouse.com Murphy Bed - MurphyBeds.com Jedi - StarWars.fandom.com Tom Brady - Wikipedia.com Caesura - LittleNuances.blogspot.com Eddie & The Cruisers - IMDB.com Bob Burg - Burg.com Franklin Covey - FranklinCovey.com Ben Franklin - USHistory.org The Land Of Misfits Toys - Wikipedia.org Ramen - Maruchan.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture(Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel ALAN SCHAEFER'S BIO: Alan Schaefer is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Banding People Together, a super group of scientists, strategists, former C-Suite executives and rock stars who use data to help teams and organizations amplify their collective genius. He created Banding’s True Collaboration® system to provide a continuous improvement journey and ongoing measurement to accelerate individual, team and organizational effectiveness. He has been described as “a maestro of human capital excellence” and brings his unique perspective as a successful entrepreneur, consultant, recording artist and songwriter to his current work. Some of Banding’s clients include Coca-Cola, NASA, Netflix, Verizon, Cisco, Groupon, Hilton and Daimler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
S3/Ep 107 - Kristina Paider | Observe, Not Judge
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In this episode, we talk with KRISTINA PAIDER, who is an award-winning storyteller, consulting and developmental editor, helping authors, speakers and executives craft their message in engaging, entertaining, and impactful ways. THOUGHT #1 Observe, Not Judge THOUGHT #2 Never Judge Another Knight without First Knowing the Strength and Cunning of the Dragons He Fights - Richelle E. Goodrich CONNECT: Website: KristinaPaider.com Book: The Hollywood Approach Book: Unbreakable Spirit Email: kp@kristinapaider.com Facebook: @Kristina.Paider Instagram: @KristinaPaider Linkedin: Kristina Paider BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Bon Jovi - BonJovi.com SyncGolf - SyncGolf.com Amazon - Amazon.com NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) - NonDisclosureAgreement.com NBC News - NBCNews.com Tribune Newspapers - TribPub.com Jones Lang La Salle Hotels - US.JLL.com Forbes - Forbes.com Financial Times - FT.com Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com Entrepreneur Magazine - Entrepreneur.com NYPD - NYC.gov Ground Zero -911.Memorial.org Brevard Hometown News - HometownNewsBrevard.com CIA - CIA.gov GPS - GPS.gov PC (Politically Correct) - Wikipedia.org Jason Bourne - IMDB.com Nestle Crunch - Crunchbar.com Captain Crunch - CapnCrunch.com Olympics - Olympics.com Richelle E Goodrich - RichelleGoodrich.com Game of Thrones - HBO.com Cosplay - Cosplay.com Steven Covey - FranklinCovey.com Type A Personality - SimplyPsychology.com Bloomingdales - Bloomingdales.com John Varvatos - JohnVarvatos.com Confluence - Merriam-Webster.com 27 Waterfalls - GoDominicanRepublic.com Circuitry - Merriam-Webster.com Charcuterie - Merriam-Webster.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel KRISTINA PAIDER'S BIO: Kristina Paider is an award-winning storyteller with a 20 year track record of increasing revenues through story-driven strategy. She is an expert in maximizing return on investment on allocations ranging from modest non-profit budgets to $3.5 million. Her body of work spans all facets of strategic planning, research, writing, public relations, electronic media, communications and events. As a consulting and developmental editor, she helps authors, speakers and executives craft their message in the most engaging, entertaining, and impactful way, based on the medium and tone. Previously, Kristina was the Senior Vice President of marketing and research for Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, where she set and executed the marketing strategy, including publishing 60+ research publications, and overseeing the client and investor experience, as well as communications for the firm’s business units. This contributed to the sale of $15 billion in hotel real estate assets. Additionally, under her stewardship, JLLH achieved and held the #1 press position for seven consecutive years and generated more than $1 million in press coverage annually. A former journalist, she has worked for Tribune Newspapers, NBC News, and other news affiliates, covering business, lifestyle and entertainment. She has served as a spokesperson for Forbes, the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and hotel trade magazines. Kristina has won more than 13 global and national awards for her leadership and communications expertise. Kristina is a feature film writer with an action-thriller project in development. Her best-selling book, Unbreakable Spirit, presented by Lisa Nichols, includes a chapter on her work as an activist with the NYFD on Ground Zero, following the events of 9/11. Her other projects include recovery work at New Orleans’ Musicians Village in the 9th Ward, one of the worst hit areas of Hurricane Katrina, life skills coaching at Turning Point homeless shelter in Los Angeles, and flood recovery work on the north coast, Dominican Republic. Kristina’s latest book, The Hollywood Approach, came out in 2021 and is a gutsy guide that shows you how to apply the principles of Hollywood screenwriting to real life to live your wildest dream. She travels by motorcycle, jumps into waterfalls, and is a guest chocolate chef. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
S3/Ep 106 - Josh Davies | Just Because You CAN, Doesn’t Mean You SHOULD
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In this episode, we talk with JOSH DAVIES, who is a speaker, trainer, consultant and the Chief Executive Officer of The Center for Work Ethic Development. THOUGHT #1 Just Because You CAN, Doesn’t Mean You SHOULD  THOUGHT #2  What's Helped with Saying NO to Others is Asking Myself First if I'm Saying YES Out of Guilt or Fear. If So, Then It's a Polite NO – Neil Strauss CONNECT: Website: WorkEthic.org Email: jdavies@workethic.org Facebook: @WorkEthicCenter Linkedin: DaviesJT Twitter: @WorkEthicCenter Twitter: @ResultsDriver YouTube: Bring Your A Game To Work BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "9 to 5" (Dolly Parton) - Youtube.com "Flash Gordon" (Queen) - Youtube.com "Working My Way Back to You" (The Four Seasons) - Youtube.com Training Magazine - TrainingMag.com President Biden - Whitehouse.gov Brevard County, FL - BrevardFL.gov CHART (Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers) - CHART.org Andre Agassi - Wikipedia.com Jim Collins - JimCollins.com COVID-19 - CDC.gov Clubhouse - JoinClubhouse.com Skype - Skype.com Daymond John - DaymondJohn.com Barbara Corcoran - BarbaraCorcoran.com Tiny Habits (BJ Fogg book) - TinyHabits.com White House Coronoviris Task Force - Wikipedia.com Dr. Deborah Birx - Wikipedia.com NIH - NIH.gov CDC - CDC.gov Dr. Anthony Fauci - Niaid.nih.gov Coding Bootcamp - CodingDojo.com Pilates - VeryWellFit.com Neil Strauss - NeilStrauss.com Ghost Rider/Nicholas Cage - IMDB.com FOMO = Fear of Missing Out Sri Lanka - Britannica.com Kearny, Nebraska - VisitKearny.org Freedom app - Freedom.to KSafe - TheKitchenSafe.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel JOSH DAVIE'S BIO: Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as a speaker and trainer, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia. His engaging and connecting speaking style combined with relevant content make him an in-demand speaker, giving more than 75 keynote presentations and workshops to education, workforce, and corporate events annually. For the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Josh led the training for all 10,000 volunteers and more than 4,000 local service professionals for the event. Training Magazine named him as one of the top 10 trainers under 40 in America and the Denver Business Journal tapped him as one of Denver’s 40 Under 40. Davies is currently the CEO of The Center for Work Ethic Development, an organization committed to developing workplace skills in the global workforce. Partnering with organizations in all 50 states and 6 countries, they equip trainers and teachers to build the workforce of the 21st Century. A graduate of American University, Josh has been awarded the Mile High Energy Award by Visit Denver, and an honorary Doctorate of Foodservice by the North American Food Equipment Manufacturers Association for his contributions to the industry. He finished serving his second term on the Executive Board of the Colorado Workforce Development Council, where he chaired the State Education and Training Steering Committee. He also led the P-Tech Selection Committee for Colorado and served on the board of the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative. In addition to his work in the public sector, Josh also served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, was President of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) and co-chaired the Colorado State Youth Council. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
S3/Ep 105 - Aaron Dawson | Right Is Better Than Right Now
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In this episode, we talk with AARON DAWSON, who is the General Manager of Miramont and President of the Lone Star Chapter of the CMAA (Club Management Association of America), an association of private membership clubs and golf resorts. THOUGHT #1 Right is Better than Right Now THOUGHT #2 Good Work is Done with Dignity, And There Is No Dignity In Rushing - A.D. Aliwat  CONNECT: Website: CMAA.org Email:  dawson@miramont.cc Linkedin:  Aaron R Dawson Twitter: @CMAA BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "My Generation (The Who) - Youtube.com Jimmy Page - JimmyPage.com The Dollar Store - DollarTree.com Brio/Bravo Restaurant Group- Wikipedia.com Chenal Country Club - ChenalCC.com Bentwater Yacht & Country Club - Bentwater.com Cap City Diner (Columbus, OH) - CapCityFineDiner.com Hurricane Katrina - Wikipedia.com Kirk Cameron - KirkCameron.com John Wooden - CoachWooden.com Ruth's Chris - RuthsChris.com Mitchell's Fish Market - MitchellsFishMarket.com COVID-19 - CDC.gov YBOR City - YborCityOnline.com Affirmative Environment - fostering an environment of saying YES Meredith McKlung (Kyser Musical Instruments) - NAMM.org A.D. Aliwat - GoodReads.com Monopoly - Monopoly.Hasbro.com Johnny Cash - JohnnyCash.com Disney World - Disneyworld.Disney.Go.com Batman - DCComics.com Chick-Fil-A - Chick-fil-a.com Ritz Carlton - RitzCarlton.com Hampton Inn - Hilton.com Love INC. - LoveINC.com Craig's List - CraigsList.org "Toxic Charity" (Book) - Amazon.com President Bill Clinton - ClintonFoundation.org Danny Meyer  - USHGNYC.com Abraham Maslow - SimplyPsychology.org PAT - Play Ability Test - PGA.org Marriott World Center - Marriott.com PGA - PGATour.com Hooters - Hooters.com Nationwide - Nationwide.com Nike - Nike.com NAVY SEALS - Navy.com Stolen Valor - Archives.gov Hard Rock International – HardRock.com bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel AARON DAWSON'S BIO: Aaron Dawson became Miramont’s General Manager in April 2014, bringing more than two decades of exemplary leadership experience in the hospitality, private club management and restaurant industries to the Club. Dawson oversees a Miramont team of more than 180 dedicated professionals, as well as all the elegant and exceptional facilities at Miramont. More than that, though, he has consistently displayed an open-door service commitment and a hands-on approach to addressing the needs and concerns of Members and employees. His vision and pledge is to make Miramont a home away from home for Members and guests.  Dawson, a native of Ohio, arrived at Miramont after serving from 2010-14 as the General Manager of Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dawson has also been the General Manager at Bentwater Yacht and Country Club in Montgomery, Texas. Prior to joining the Bentwater staff, Dawson was the GM for Brio/Bravo Restaurant Group, and he also served in various roles at Morton’s Steakhouse and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Dawson is an active member in Club Managers Association of America, currently serving as President of Lone Star Chapter of the CMAA.  Dawson volunteers his time and efforts to various local organizations and fundraising efforts, serving as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees at Allen Academy and as Chair of the Annual Cadet Golf Classic and Patriot Dinner at Miramont that benefits Folds of Honor and the Financial Assistance Program at Allen Academy.  He is an Advanced Corporate Client and Individual Certified Birkman Consultant, who has worked with numerous hospitality groups, as well as using the assessment to help young individuals with career selection. Dawson, who is also Mindset Perspective Certified, has presented with Sharon Birkman and Diana Sheley to show the power of Birkman to hospitality professionals. He is an avid user and promoter of the Birkman assessment.  Dawson and his wife, Nikki, live in the Miramont subdivision with their two daughters: Olivia, who was born in 2005, and Madeline 2009.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
S3/Ep 104 - Mallory Gott | If You Don't Know What to Do about a Situation, Flip A Coin
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In this episode, we talk with MALLORY GOTT, who is the Founder & Creative Director of G+A, which is an experiential design firm that uses a deliberate framework and approach to delivering unforgettable events. THOUGHT #1 If You Don't Know What to Do about a Situation, Flip A Coin  THOUGHT #2 The Straight Line, a Respectable Optical Illusion Which Ruins Many a Man - Victor Hugo, Les Misérables CONNECT: Website:  gaexperinces.com Blog: Heads or Tails The 4 D Community:  Sign Up Email: mallory@gaexperiences.com Linkedin: Mallory Gott BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Shy Ronnie - Youtube.com Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (Wham!) - Youtube.com Star Trek - StarTrek.com Gatorland Zoo - Gatorland.com Sarah DuCoin - Linkedin.com Batman - DCComics.com Two Face - DCComics.com Taco Bell - TacoBell.com In N Out Burger -In-N-Out.com SNL's Weekend Update (Jane, Ignorant...) -  Alison Trowbridge - Linkedin.com Super Bowl - Wikipedia.com Les Miserables - IMDB.com Victor Hugo - Brittanica.com Phantom Of The Opera - US.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com Wicked - WickedTheMusical.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel MALLORY GOTT'S BIO: After years designing experiences of all kinds (events, conferences, trade shows, learning programs, pop-ups, training, and more) for some of the world’s most discerning audiences, Mallory Gott, founder + creative director of G+A, realized that her approach – identifying the feelings she wanted an experience to evoke and then reverse-engineering those feelings through intentional design of each facet of the experience – was anything but typical. From her unorthodox style, The 4D Framework was born and Mallory began guiding clients through an experience design thinking process, salvaging events, products, and services that seemed beyond help or in danger of falling prey to the status quo. By focusing on emotion and desire first, working solutions instead of solving problems, and emphasizing intuitively-based decision making over a data-or-die mentality, G+A quickly amassed a portfolio of experiential design success stories helping client after client rediscover their innate magic to fantastic results and resounding success! If you’re a dynamic leader, incredible artist, visionary retailer, charismatic philanthropist, or just generally awesome person whose spidey senses are tingling after that read, then you’re just who we’re looking for, and we can’t wait to meet you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
S3/Ep 103 - Vincent Pugliese | Use Your Skills Correctly
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In this episode, we talk with VINCENT PUGLIESE, who is the owner of Total Life Freedom, a mastermind community for entrepreneurs and freelancers building a life of time, money and location freedom. THOUGHT #1 Use Your Skills Correctly THOUGHT #2 People Who are Unable to Motivate Themselves must be Content with Mediocrity, No Matter How Impressive Their Other Talents  - Andrew Carnegie CONNECT: Website: TotalLifeFreedom.com Podcast: Total Life Freedom Book: Freelance To Freedom Book: The Confluence (2021) Email: vincent@freelancetofreedombook.com Facebook: @VincentPugliese.16 Instagram: @TotalLifeFreedom1 Linkedin: Vincent Pugliese YouTube: Vincent Pugliese BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Freedom" (George Michael) - YouTube.com Ghost - IMDB.com Tennessee Titans - TennesseeTitans.com St. Louis Rams - Wikipedia.com International Sports Photographer Award - PhotoAwards.com Peter Parker (Spider-Man) - Wikipedia.org Venom (Spider-Man) - Wikipedia.org Imposter Syndrome - Wikipedia.org Associated Press - APnews.com Rockefeller Center - RockefellerCenter.com Saturday Night Live (SNL) - NBC.com Dalai Lama - DalaiLama.com Seth Godin - SethGodin.com Gary Vaynerchuk - GaryVaynerchuk.com Tom Webster - EdisonResearch.com Mark Twain - Britannica.com 80/20 Rule - Investopedia.com SkedSocial - skedsocial.com Maya Angelou - MayaAngelou.com Fort Pastor - NewReleaseToday.com Space X - SpaceX.com Andrew Carnegie - History.com Jim Carrey - IMDB.com Giant (Steve Cockram) - GiantWorldwide.com Dunkin Donuts - dunkindonuts.com Bowflex Max Trainer - Bowflex.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel VINCENT PUGLIESE'S BIO: Vincent Pugliese is the owner of Total Life Freedom, a mastermind community for entrepreneurs and freelancers building a life of time, money and location freedom.  He is also the host of the Total Life Freedom Podcast, the author of Freelance to Freedom as well as the upcoming book, The Confluence, which is a guide for entrepreneurs on how to develop, enhance and blend their connections and their content to create a business that is unique to them and serves their clients perfectly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
S3/Ep 102 - Leslie Ehm | Why Not You?
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In this episode, we talk with LESLIE EHM, who is a spectacular keynote speaker, a coach and the author of Swagger: Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want (releases in May).   THOUGHT #1 Why Not You? THOUGHT #2 The Moment You Doubt Whether You Can Fly, You Cease Forever to Be Able to Do It - J. M. Barrie (Peter Pan)   CONNECT: Website: LeslieEhm.com Book: Swagger: Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want Facebook: @LeslieEhmSpeaks Instagram: @LeslieEhmSpeaks Linkedin: Leslie Ehm Twitter: @LeslieEhm BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Quit Playing Games with My Heart" (The Backstreet Boys) - Youtube Ring - Ring.com Kat Cole - Linkedin Focus Brands - FocusBrands.com Robert Pattinson - Wikipedia.org J.M Barrie - JMBarrie.co.uk Peter Pan - Audible.com "I Believe I Can Fly" (R Kelly) - YouTube Bugs Bunny - Wikipedia.com Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner - Wikipedia.com Henry Ford - Wikipedia.org Uber - Uber.com Pepsi Co - Pepsi.com Google - Google.com Clubhouse - JoinTheClubhouse.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel LESLIE EHM'S BIO: Leslie Ehm is a former TV host and advertising Creative Director turned training guru.  She’s spent decades travelling the globe with her award-winning company Combustion, working with executives and teams from top organizations like Google, Disney, Pepsico, Lenovo TD Bank, FBC, Uber, and so many more. She’s turned technologists into creative forces, bankers into storytellers, and has brought a serious dose of badass-ness to boardrooms everywhere.  Fueled by her unrelenting passion to unleash true human potential and based on her experience working with thousands of professionals from CEOs down to new grads, Leslie is also the author of Swagger: Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want (coming May 2021). She now devotes much of her time working as a Swagger Coach and speaker. She’s also a passionate amateur boxer and fighter for good. Leslie's been called “better than therapy”, “a rock star”, “ass-kicking”, “a force of nature” and even “a witch”.  And she's there for ALL of it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
S3/Ep 101 - Tom Webster | Figure Out What People are Good at and Have Them Do That Thing
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In this episode, we talk with TOM WEBSTER, who is the Sr. VP of Edison Research, a custom market research company best known as the sole providers of exit polling data during US elections for all the major news networks. THOUGHT #1 Figure Out What People are Good At, Have Them Do That Thing, and You Will Be Successful THOUGHT #2 You Have to Lift a Person Up Before You Can Really Put Them in Their Place - Criss Jami CONNECT: Website: EdisonResearch.com Website: TomWebster.Substack.com Podcast: The Freenoter Author: The Infinite Dial Author: The Social Habit Author: The Smart Audio Report Author: The Podcast Consumer Twitter: @Webby2001 BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Help" - (The Beatles) - Youtube Girl Scout Cookies - Girlscouts.org Tamsen Webster - TamsenWebster.com Edison Research - EdisonResearch.com Tom Jones - TomJones.com Paula Abdul - PaulaAbdul.com Frank Cody - FrankCody.com Marcus Buckingham (First, Discover Your Strengths) - Amazon.com Gallup - Gallup.com Bruce Weigel (Poet) - PoetryFoundation.org Jedi Mind Trick (Star Wars) - Starwars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Starwars.com The Social Dilemma (Netflix Documentary) - Netflix.com Teresa Miles (Womens Center of Jacksonville) - Linkedin The Infinite Dial - EdisonResearch.com Bon Jovi - BonJovi.com CNN - CNN.com Budweiser - Budweiser.com Criss Jami - CrissJami.wixsite.com Island Of Misfit Toys - Wikipedia.org Marketplace (American Public Media) - Marketplace.org Paper Mill Industry - Wikipedia.org World War II - History.com Gerrymandering - Wikipedia.com Jalen Rose - JalenRose.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Leadership That Rocks: Take Your Brand's Culture to Eleven and Amp Up Results (Jim Knight) - LeadershipThatRocksBook.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel TOM WEBSTER'S BIO: Tom Webster is Senior Vice President of Edison Research, a custom market research company best known as the sole providers of exit polling data during US elections for all the major news networks.  He has over 20 years of experience researching consumer usage of technology, new media, and social networking, and is a frequent keynote speaker on consumer behavior and data. Webster is the principal author of a number of widely-cited studies, including The Podcast Consumer series, The Smart Audio Report, The Social Habit, and is the co-author of The Infinite Dial, America's longest running research series on digital media consumption.  Webster also has a deep background in both media and entertainment research, and has conducted the largest-ever segmentation study of music and lifestyle preference in UK history.  He has shared a martini with Tom Jones, shown Paula Abdul a bad card trick, and can unfailingly recommend music to you better than Pandora. Tom is also the co-host of the podcast, The Freenoter, along with his wife Tamsen, where they share thoughts, insights, best practices and pros & cons of speaking for free. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
S2/Ep 100 - The Backstage Episode | Behind-the-Scenes
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It's our big 90-minute season 3 finale: The Backstage episode!!!  For our 100th recorded episode, the podcast team sit around the studio table and have an open, honest conversation about how the show got started and what happens behind the curtain.   BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Still - Wikipedia Game of Thrones (HBO) - HBO.com Gatorland Zoo - Gatorland.com Olive Garden - OliveGarden.com Banding People Together - BandingPeopleTogether.com eHarmony - eHarmony.com Farmers Only - FarmersOnly.com Fort Pastor (Christian Rock band) - amazon Alan Schaefer - LinkedIn Tin Foil Studios = pseudo name of Thoughts That Rock studio Men in Motion - MeninMotionDancers.com Problem Child 2 - imdb.com John Ritter - imdb.com Welcome Freshman (Nickelodeon) - imdb.com Swamp Thing (Universal Studios) - imdb.com Nicholas (Christian gospel) - Wikipedia Nike - Nike.com Vanilla Ice - VanillaIce.com Swedish Fish - amazon Joe Rogan - Wikipedia Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Count Chocula - GeneralMills.com Tony MacGehee - LinkedIn.com KT Bloedorn - LinkedIn.com Skype - Skype.com Zoom - Zoom.com 6-Track Zoom Recorder - amazon Audio-Technica Headset Mic - amazon "Ordinary Life" (Big Kettle Drum) - BigKettleDrum.com Hand of God (amazon) - imdb.com Ron Pearlman - Wikipedia Animal Planet - AnimalPlanet.com Garage ReHab (The Discovery Channel) - imdb.com Gas Monkey Garage - GasMonkeyGarage.com Melissa Bagwell - MelissaBagwell.com Muppets - Muppets.com Voice 123 - Voice123.com Famous Footwear - FamousFootwear.com Honda - Honda.com Best Buy - BestBuy.com Loreal - Loreal.com Rich Johnson - SpectaclePhoto.com Emmy Awards - Emmys.com Imaging USA (Professional Photographers Association) - ImagingUSA.org Frito Lay - FritoLay.com Hilton Hotel - Hilton.com All State - AllState.com NASCAR - nascar.com Strategery - Wikipedia Libsyn - Libsyn.com Podcast Movement Conference - PodcastMovement.com Simplecast - Simplecast.com YouTube - YouTube.com KickAssGuest.com = fake website; it's available if you want it Cameo - Cameo.com Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com "Pitch Slapped" (Ron Tite) - RonTite.com Soledad O'Brien - SolededOBrienProductions.com  Tim Tebow - TimTebow.com Sir Mix-a-Lot - Wikipedia Lorenzo Lamas - Wikipedia UPS - UPS.com William Shatner - Wikipedia DropBox - Dropbox.com Smokey Bones - SmokeyBones.com Joy Foot Spa - JoyFootSpa.Online bookstarPR - bookstarPR.com Bobby Williams - LizardsThicket/History.com Lizard's Thicket - LizardsThicket.com South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association - SCRLA.org National Association of Realtors - NAR.Realtor Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) - Wikipedia Groundhog Day - Wikipedia "The Total Life Freedom" podcast (Vincent Pugliese) - Podcasts.Apple.com "The Coup" podcast (Ron Tite) - Podcasts.Apple.com "Entrepreneurs of Fire" podcast (John Lee Dumas) - Podcasts.Apple.com "Create Your Own Life" podcast (Jeremy Ryan Slate) - Podcasts.Apple.com "The Freenoter" podcast (Tom & Tamsen Webster) - Podcasts.Apple.com "Raise Your Game" podcast (Alan Stein Jr) - Podcasts.Apple.com "Punk Rock HR" podcast (Laurie Ruettimann) - Podcasts.Apple.com "Hustle and Flowchart" podcast (John Fryer & Matt Wolf) - Podcasts.Apple.com "Steal the Show" podcast (Michael Port) - Podcasts.Apple.com "VS" podcast - Podcasts.Apple.com Kevin Hart - imdb.com Coca-Cola - Coca-Cola.com Pepsi - Pepsi.com Gibson - Gibson.com Fender - Fender.com US Air Force - AirForce.com Jordan Harbinger - JordanHarbinger.com Jim Kwick - JimKwick.com Eric Thomas - ETInspires.com Rich Roll - RichRoll.com Hal Elrod - HalElrod.com Brene Brown - BreneBrown.com Page Two Books - PageTwo.com Usher - Wikipedia Payless Shoe Store - Payless.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel   JIM KNIGHT'S BIO: A Training & Development veteran for 30+ years, Jim Knight facilitates on a variety of interactive topics, including sessions around amping up organizational culture, world-class differentiated service, building rock star teams and leadership. Jim cut his teeth in the training field through the Hospitality industry, starting out in the snack bar at Gatorland Zoo, as a restaurant staff-level employee for Olive Garden and then as a host & manager at Hard Rock Cafe. He eventually became the head of the School of Hard Rocks, running point on all global learning & development functions for Hard Rock International. Although part of a small training group that supported all cafe, hotel & casino properties, Jim Knight’s role at Hard Rock involved many facets of organizational training, including: creating/managing all staff & management training materials & programs, facilitating its corporate university, overseeing management training locations, producing training videos, directing company e-Learning initiatives, facilitating leadership transitions and traveling to properties to deliver on-site classes & measure standards. Jim has put his experience and creativity to work, which has consistently developed cutting-edge training concepts. During his time with the Hard Rock brand, his team won coveted video Telly Awards (“Guest Service” in 2000, “Menu Rollout” in 2007, “Harassment & Discrimination Prevention” in 2008), garnered Training Directors Forum’s 1998 prize for “Reengineering Training” and won Brandon Hall’s Gold Best in Class Award for their “Service Recovery” e-Learning course. Jim Knight was also recognized by Training Magazine as representing one of the Top 125 training companies in the world out of all industries & businesses. Jim has since been featured in Forbes Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Nation’s Restaurant News, Business News Daily and Fox Business News. Jim has a music degree in Vocal Performance & Education and taught in the Florida public school system for 6 years, before catching the “hospitality bug”. He is a lifetime member of CHART (an Association of Hospitality Trainers), previously sat on the Certification Governing Board of the National Restaurant Association and started a local networking group (The Training Summit: CHART’s 1st Regional Training Forum) with over 100 active members in Central Florida, to share best practices and discuss common issues with other industry professionals.  Jim is the Owner & CEO of Knight Speaker, which positions him to facilitate at any association or company event, in any industry, as a keynote or breakout speaker. He is also the best-selling author of Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture, now in its 2nd edition, which was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “5 Books That Will Help You Transform How You Do Business”. Along with his business partner, Brant Menswar, Jim hosts a weekly leadership podcast called, Thoughts That Rock, which includes a rock star guest and presents 2 life-changing pieces of advice in 30 minutes. Finally, Jim and Brant offer a leadership training program called, Certified Rock Star, as an edu-taining, Rock ‘n Roll-inspired experience for leaders looking to amp up their business in a variety of areas. A portion of Jim Knight’s book sales, podcast revenue, speaking fees and training program proceeds goes to No Kid Hungry to eliminate childhood hunger in the U.S. and Cannonball Kids’ cancer, which funds innovative, accessible research for children fighting cancer with better treatments, quality of life and options for those told they have run out of options.   BRANT MENSWAR'S BIO: Brant Menswar is a core values activist, former rock star, one of the country’s “Top 10" motivational speakers and a self-professed coffee snob. His books and podcast (Thoughts That Rock) expand on the ground-breaking work around values-based leadership described as “disarmingly simple and incredibly powerful.”  He has helped to change what’s possible for industry-leading organizations like Netflix, Verizon, Anthem, SunTrust, Microsoft, ESPN, Hilton, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and dozens more. Passionate and engaging, Brant encourages audiences to discover their Black Sheep Values® and move forward with deliberate intention. His interactive and entertaining ways of defining what matters most compels audiences to dig deeper into their lives and start living on purpose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
S2/Ep 99 - Thank You, Next | A Discussion on Thankfulness and Predictions for 2021
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In this episode, we bring the podcast team together for an open discussion on the things we are thankful for (especially after the hot mess that was 2020), but also for our personal predictions for 2021.  Raw, Honest, Scary and Enlightening...we cover it all.   BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Rigid Heddle Loom - woolery.com Escape Room - Wikipedia Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Ace Cafe - AceCafeUSA.com Banfield Pet Hospital - Banfield.com (LGO) Laura Gassner Otting - LauraGassnerOtting.com Dave Place - Facebook Kathleen Wood - LinkedIn Dirk Donahue - Facebook Monolith in Utah, Arizona, Romania - Insider.com COVID-19 - CDC.gov The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey) - FranklinCovey.com SNL's Debbie Downer - Wikipedia Whatchamacallit Bar - Whatchmacallit.com Mars Bar - Ethelm.com The Hershey Company - Hersheys.com Olive Garden - OliveGarden.com Andes Mints - Tootsie.com Don Yaeger - DonYaeger.com Hellraiser (movie) - IMDB.com Tony McGehee - LinkedIn Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
S2/Ep 98 - Mike Ganino | No One Cares About Your Perfect Performance
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In this episode, we talk with Mike Ganino, who is a speaker, author, podcaster and storytelling + communication expert whose hair style rivals our own. THOUGHT #1 No One Cares About Your Perfect Performance THOUGHT #2 Because True Belonging Only Happens When We Present Our Authentic, Imperfect Selves to the World, Our Sense of Belonging Can Never Be Greater than Our Level of Self-Acceptance.”  ― Brené Brown  CONNECT: Website: MikeGanino.com Podcast: The Mike Drop Moment Book: Company Culture For Dummies Email: mike@mikeganino.com Facebook: @MikeGanino Instagram: @MikeGanino Linkedin: Mike Ganino Twitter: @MikeGanino YouTube: Mike Ganino BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Whip It" (Devo) - YouTube Got 2b Glued - schwarzkopf.com Walgreens - Walgreens.com CVS - CVS.com Wal-Mart - Walmart.com Bonefish Grill - Bonefishgrill.com NFL - nfl.com Second City - SecondCity.com TEDx Cambridge - tedxcambridge.com Global Gurus - GlobalGurus.org Aqua Net - Wikipedia Meryl Streep - Wikipedia Lady MacBeth - Wikipedia The Girl Scouts - GirlScouts.org Kelly Clarkson - Wikipedia Ellen DeGeneres - Wikipedia James Cordon - Wikipedia Fauxnerability = Fake Issues to Appear Vulernable The Greatest Showman - IMDB.com "This is Me" (Keala Settle) - YouTube Barbara Streisand - Wikipedia Cobra Kai - Netflix.com Taylor Swift - TaylorSwift.com Maroon 5 - Maroon5.com PINK - PinksPage.com Staples Center - StaplesCenter.com Selena Gomez - Wikipedia Jennifer Lopez - Wikipedia Jordan Harbinger - JordanHarbinger.com Howie Mandel - Wikipedia Flabels = Flaws, Mistakes MIchael Buble - MichaelBuble.com Keith Urban - KeithUrban.com Meadowbrook - Facebook Sadie Hawkins Dance - Wikipedia Club Management Association of America (CMAA) - CMAA.org  Brene Brown - BreneBrown.com "Since You've Been Gone" (Kelly Clarkson) - YouTube "Piece by Piece" (Kelly Clarkson) - YouTube Melissa Wiggins - CannonballKidscancer.org Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel MIKE GANINO'S BIO: Mike Ganino is a storytelling + communication expert who hosts The Mike Drop Moment podcast. He is an author, former Executive Producer of TEDxCambridge and has been named a top 30 Speaker by Global Guru.  Mike teaches storytelling, presence, and public speaking to some of the biggest names and brands.  He’s a trained actor and coach from the World Famous Second City, Improv Olympics, and Upright Citizen’s Brigade.  In addition to his track record as an executive in the hotel, restaurant, retail, and tech industries, Mike’s worked with organizations like the Disney, American Marketing Association, and Uber. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
S2/Ep 97 - Rich Johnson | Don't Compare Your Behind the Scenes with Someone Else's Highlight Reel
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In this episode, we talk with the amazing creative that is RICH JOHNSON, who is the Founder of Spectacle Photo and the Creative Director of Cannonball Kids’ cancer. THOUGHT #1 Don't Compare Your Behind the Scenes with Someone Else's Highlight Reel THOUGHT #2 Everything that Irritates Us about Others Can Lead Us to an Understanding of Ourselves - Carl Jung CONNECT: Website: SpectaclePhoto.com Email: rich@spectaclephoto.com Facebook:@SpectaclePhoto Instagram: @SpectaclePhoto Linkedin: Spectacle Photo Twitter: @SpectaclePhoto YouTube: Spectacle Photo BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Photograph" (Def Lepard) - Youtube Emmy Award - Emmys.com "Weapon of Choice" Campaign - Medium.com United Nations - UN.org "Back to School" Campaign - Wifr.com Blu-Ray - Blu-Ray.com "Evergreen" - IMDB.com Mandalorian - DisneyPlusOriginals.Disney.com "The Amazing Jonathan Documentary" - IMDB.com "Searching for Sugar Man"(documentary) - IMDB.com Carrot Top - CarrotTop.com Windex - Windex.com "Man on Wire" (documentary) - Wikipedia Laser Disc - Wikipedia Hulu - Hulu.com "Apocalypse Now" - IMDB.com "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse" - IMDB.com B&H - BHPhoto.com Adorama - Adoram.com Tik Tok - TikTok.com No More Options Campaign - Behance.net This Is Treatment Campaign - CannonballKidscancer.org Carl Jung -Britannica.com Lamborghini - Lamborghini.com Planet Fitness - PlanetFitness.com Little Debbie - LittleDebbie.com COVID-19 - CDC.gov Murphy's Law - Wikipedia Fortune 500 Company - Fortune.com Steve Jobs - Biography.com Instapot - Instapot.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel RICH JOHNSON'S BIO: Every image tells a story, and every artist has one to tell. Equipped with a love for the arts and a passion for cinema, Rich Johnson’s influences are clearly expressed in every click of the shutter. He is a national and international award-winning artist including two Emmys.  Rich has distinguished himself as an innovator in design, photography, and video and has spent the last 10 years perfecting his artistic skills to become an expert in the fields of print, web, video, and photography. His skill set, mixed with his creative personality, is a perfect fit for any project.  Rich has produced multiple viral projects including an anti-bullying awareness campaign called Weapon of Choice that has been used by over 180 non-profits around the world. His powerful photographs and videos from that campaign caught the attention of the UN, which led to him being a speaker at the UN Senate in 2014. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
S2/Ep 96 - Gretchen Bauer | Pull Back on the Bow
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In this episode, we talk with GRETCHEN BAUER, who is the Founder/CEO of BSWANKY, an American luxury handbag company, which gives previously-undervalued women the opportunity to create iconic products through ethical practices.  THOUGHT #1 Pull Back on the Bow THOUGHT #2 Good Judgment Comes from Experience, and Experience Comes from Bad Judgment - Rita Mae Brown CONNECT: Website: BSwanky.com Facebook: @BSwanky Instagram: @BSwanky Linkedin: Gretchen Bauer Twitter: @BSwanky BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "24K Magic" (Bruno Mars) - Youtube Top Golf - TopGolf.com "Strategery" - Wikipedia "Fansville" - Youtube Braveheart (movie) - IMDB.com Kat Cole - Linkedin Sophie Handbag - BSwanky.com Trapezoid - Wikipedia Prada - Prada.com Gucci - Gucci.com Artelier - Merriam-Webster.com Coral Gables Museum - CoralGablesMuseum.org Hermes - Hermes.com Rita Mae Brown - RitaMaeBrownBooks.com Amy Siewe (python hunter) - Linkedin Everglades Python- USGS.gov South Florida National Parks Trust - SouthFloridaParks.org Kintsugi - Wikipedia COVID-19 - CDC.gov Farm Raised Indonesian Python - Cambridge.org Harley Davidson - Harley-Davidson.com Porsche - Porsche.com Shepherds Jewelry - ShepherdJewelrySarasota.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel GRETCHEN BAUER'S BIO: Gretchen Bauer is a woman with dreams to shake up the fashion industry. After moving to Sarasota, Florida from the Main Line of Philadelphia, her hometown, six years ago, Gretchen made a home for herself and her family on the Suncoast.  While working as an interior designer, a business she had for twenty-six years, a colleague exposed Gretchen to the disturbing reality behind the United States garment industry. She decided to take a risk and make a difference by improving the lives of women in the industry and change the way goods are manufactured in America by creating an unparalleled work culture.   Shortly after, she launched her American luxury brand, BSWANKY, with a mission to B The Difference — giving previously undervalued women the opportunity to create iconic handbags through ethical practices. BSWANKY handbags are proudly designed and happily handcrafted out of their Sarasota atelier, where Gretchen and her team are committed to a painstaking care for detail and uncompromising quality. The collection includes designs made with burmese python skins ethically and environmentally sourced from the Florida Everglades, Italian leather, as well as hair on cowhide, which has made quite an imprint in the equestrian world and celebrity scene.  By creating transformational products with an unparalleled personal connection, Gretchen aims to contribute to a global effort to revolutionize the fashion industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
S2/Ep 95 - Renaut Van der Riet | Spend More Time Living Your Life Well, than Building Platforms of Influence
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In this episode, we talk with Renaut Van der Riet, who is the Founder/President of “Love Made Visible”, Founder/Owner of Axum Coffee, and Lead Pastor for Mosaic Church, one of the fastest growing churches in the U.S. THOUGHT #1 Spend More Time Living Your Life Well, than Building Platforms of Influence THOUGHT #2 Anything Less Than a Conscious Commitment to the Important is an Unconscious Commitment to the Unimportant – Stephen Covey  CONNECT: Website: ThisIsMosaic.org Website: AxumCoffee.com Website: LoveMadeVisible.com Facebook: @RenautvdR Instagram: @RenautVanDerRiet Linkedin: Renaut Van der Riet Twitter: @Renautv Book: What Great Ministry Leaders Get Right (2021) BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Hebrews 10:24-25 - Hebrews 10:24-25 Navy Seals - Military.com Braveheart (movie) - IMDB.com Paul (Bible) - OverviewBible.com Willow Creek - Wikipedia Rick Warren - PastorRick.com Hillsong Church - Hillsong.com Third Day - Wikipedia Toby Mac - TobyMac.com Jars of Clay - JarsOfClay.com COVID-19 - CDC.gov Stephen Covey - Wikipedia Nick Saban - Wikipedia Apple - Apple.com Starbucks - Starbucks.com Walmart - Walmart.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel RENAUT VAN DER RIET'S BIO: Renaut is passionate about living, teaching, and leading in a way that shows the Gospel of Jesus to be true and beautiful. He lives out that passion first and foremost with his family. Of all the roles he fills, none is as important to him as being a husband to his wife, Brooke, and father to their eight children, four of whom are adopted from Ethiopia. In 2002, he and Brooke founded Mosaic Church in Winter Garden, a suburb of Orlando. With a continually growing congregation, Mosaic was one of the top ten fastest-growing churches in America in 2018. Under Renaut’s leadership-by-example, the church has become a nationwide pacemaker for fostering and adoption and a sought-after model of how ministries can respond to childhood special needs and trauma care. Renaut’s work bringing hope to hard places extends far beyond the walls of Mosaic Church. In 2009 he started Love Made Visible, a nonprofit organization that equips families, individuals, churches, and agencies to care for orphans and vulnerable children across the United States and around the world, including in Africa, Latin America, and China. The following year, he and Brooke founded Axum Coffee Company, a growing chain of coffee shops and restaurants whose goal is to fund social justice initiatives and also invite people into that story and work of redemption. Most recently, Renaut is developing The ReStory, a project aimed at providing Gospel clarity to followers of Christ and extending them an invitation to consider how their lives might be different if they dared to believe Galatians 5:1: “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” Renaut's book, What Great Ministry Leaders Get Right is due out in March 2021 and is currently available for pre-order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
S2/Ep 94 - Michelle Cederberg | You’ve Got to Clean Your Side of the Street
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In this episode, we talk with Michelle Cederberg, who is an in-demand speaker, author, coach, and consultant…and focuses on truly combining the mind, body, and practicality to inspire “change” in others. THOUGHT #1 You’ve Got to Clean Your Side of the Street  THOUGHT #2 People Have Trained You to Care About How They Think, Because it's Important to Most People Who are Living Conditionally for You to Create Conditions that They Can Live With – Esther Hicks  CONNECT: Website: SuccessEnergyBook.com Book: THE SUCCESS-ENERGY EQUATION Book: ENERGY NOW Book: GOT TO IT Book: IF YOUR LIFE SUCKS IT’S YOUR FAULT Book: M.E.S.H. FOR HEALTH Email: hello@michellecederberg.com  Facebook: @CederbergSpeaks Instagram: @CederbergSpeaks Linkedin: Michelle Cederberg Twitter: @CederbergSpeaks YouTube: Michelle Cederberg BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Where the Streets Have No Name" (U2) - Youtube Street Cleaner - Wikipedia The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey) - FranklinCovey.com The Serenity Prayer - CelebrateRecovery.com Rubik's cube - Rubiks.com Nickelback - Nickelback.com Lexus - Lexus.com Toyota - Toyota.com Nissan - NissanUSA.com Infiniti - InfinitiUSA.com Acura - Acura.com Honda - Honda.com Jim Trick - JimTrick.com Gastric Bypass - MedlinePlus.gov Dunkin Donuts: DunkinDonuts.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel MICHELLE CEDERBERG'S BIO: Michelle Cederberg  is a Certified Speaking Professional who has captivated audiences across North America with her empowering and humorous messages about how to set worthwhile goals and get energized for success—in business and in life.  An in-demand speaker, author, coach, and consultant, Michelle believes that personal and professional success are directly influenced by how well we harness the physical, mental, and emotional capacity we each have within us.  Michelle holds a master’s in kinesiology, a BA in psychology, and a specialization in health and exercise psychology. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist, a Certified Professional Co-Active Life Coach, and an ORSC-Trained Team Coach.  Michelle truly combines mind, body, and practicality to inspire change. In addition to The Success-Energy Equation, she is the author of Energy Now! Small Steps to an Energetic Life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
S2/Ep 93 - Sean Rosensteel | No One is Responsible for You, but YOU.
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In this episode, we talk with SEAN ROSENSTEEL, who is the author of The School of Intentional Living and the founder of The Intentional Living Academy. THOUGHT #1  No One is Responsible for You, but YOU. It’s Time to Find a Quiet Place and Figure Things Out for Yourself. THOUGHT #2 And a Step Backward, After Making a Wrong Turn, is a Step in the Right Direction   - Kurt Vonnegut CONNECT: Website: SeanRosensteel.com Book:The School of Intentional Living: A Real-World Approach to Living Life on Your Terms Email: sean@seanrosensteel.com Facebook: @seanrosensteelfan Linkedin: Sean Rosensteel YouTube: Sean Rosensteel BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Red Bull - Redbull.com "Livin On a Prayer" (Bon Jovi) - Youtube $100,000 Pyramid - ABC.com iPhone 12 - Apple.com Telecaster guitar - Shop.Fender.com Norm's Guitars - NormansRareGuitars.com Good to Great (Jim Collins) - JimCollins.com Patrick Lencioni - TheTableGroup.com Quantum Change (William Miller)- WilliamrMiller.net Carl Jung - SimplyPsychology.org PowerPoint - Microsoft.com Steven "Nigel" Howarth (NRA) - Linkedin National Restaurant Association - Restraurant.org Stephen Covey - Wikipedia The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - FranklinCovey.com Kurt Vonnegut - KurtVonnegutLibrary.org Roomba - iRobot.com Zig Ziglar - Ziglar.com Sundance - Sundance.org Blaine Lee - FranklinCoveySouthAsia.com Principle-Centered Leadership - Amazon.com Alison Levine - AlisonLevine.com Mt. Everest - NationalGeographic.com Ryan Campbell - RyanCampell.co Elizabeth Kubler Ross - EKRFoundation.org Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel SEAN ROSENSTEEL'S BIO: Sean Rosensteel is the author of The School of Intentional Living and the founder of The Intentional Living Academy. With a passion for helping others, Sean’s journey began when he found himself bankrupt at the age of 28 after following conventional wisdom all his life. This eye-opening moment taught him that attaining true happiness and fulfillment means breaking free of societal chains and creating your own path. Now, he hopes to inspire and empower his readers to achieve their dreams and live the lives they truly deserve. Sean currently lives in the Dallas, TX area with his loving wife, Karen, and their three young children. For more information visit www.SeanRosensteel.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
S2/Ep 92 - Ashley T Brundage | Highlight ALL of Your Differences
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In this episode, we talk with ASHLEY T BRUNDAGE, who is a celebrated and award-winning equal rights advocate, transgender rising star and the Founder & President of “Empowering Differences” THOUGHT #1 Highlight ALL of Your Differences THOUGHT #2 Diversity is Not How We Differ; Diversity is About Embracing One Another’s Uniqueness  - Ola Joseph CONNECT: Website: AshleyBrundage.com Website: EmpoweringDifferences.com Book: Empowering Differences Email: Ashley@EmpoweringDifferences.com Facebook: @AshleyTBrundage Instagram: @AshleyTBrundage Linkedin: Ashley T Brundage Twitter:  @AshleyTBrundage  YouTube: @AshleyTBrundage BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: One Direction (Shred version) - Youtube.com Seasons 52 - Seasons52.com Ethiopia - Britannica.com Black Lives Matter - BlackLivesMatter.com First, Break All the Rules (Marcus Buckingham) - Amazon.com Gallup's StrengthsFinder - Gallup.com The Island of Misfit Toys (Rudolf, The Red-Nosed Reindeer) - Wikipedia The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey) - FranklinCovey.com Ola Joseph - AuthorsDen.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel ASHLEY BRUNDAGE'S BIO: Ashley T Brundage is the Founder and President of Empowering Differences. While seeking employment at a major financial institution, she self-identified during the interview process as a male to female transgender woman and subsequently was hired. She was offered a position and started as a part time bank teller and worked in various lines of business before moving to Human Resources in 2016.  Ashley recently celebrated 18 years of marriage to Whitney and together they have two biological sons; Bryce, 15, and Blake, 13.  Since beginning transitioning in 2008, she has worked tirelessly to promote awareness and acceptance of gender identity and expression. She works to accomplish this goal by volunteering in the community, and holding education sessions for corporations. She serves on the Corporate Advisory Council for the NGLCC-National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Also is the co-chair for NGLCC’s new global Trans+ Inclusion Task Force.  Ashley chaired the successful bid to host the NGLCC convention in 2019, and Visit Tampa Bay named her their Tourism Champion for 2017. In 2018, she started serving on the board of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. In 2019, she was voted on the National Board of Directors for GLAAD. GLAAD works to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ+ Community through media advocacy.  Ashley speaks locally and nationally about her transition, workplace equality, leadership, and diversity & inclusion. She has also been interviewed in several publications and media outlets, including Tampa Bay Times, Watermark Magazine, Creative Loafing, The Tampa Bay Business Journal, The Miami Herald, Fox 13 News Tampa, ABC News 7 Ft Myers, CBS 10 Tampa, Las Vegas Review Journal, Milwaukee Biz Times, the Daily Beast, Fairygodboss, and a feature story with Bloomberg Businessweek in 2019.  Ashley has been recognized in many areas and has received numerous awards including:  The University of South Florida 2014 Community Pride Award, 2015 St Pete Pride Grand Marshal, 2015 Commendation-City of Tampa, 2016 Tampa Bay Business Journal Business Woman of the Year, 2016 Voice for Equality Award from Equality Florida, 2017 LGBT Leadership Award from the Florida Diversity Council, 2017 Leadership Award from Metro Inclusive Health, 2017. Inaugural People First Award by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, 2017 TBBJ Power 100 list, the most influential and powerful people in business, 2017 Champion Award from international non-profit Out & Equal, 2018 One of Florida’s Most Powerful and Influential Women from the National Diversity Council, 2018 One of the Top 40 under 40 in the LGBTQ community nationally by Business Equality Magazine, 2019 TBBJ Outstanding Voice for the LGBTQ community, 2019 Inaugural Transgender Rising Star by Trans New York, 2019 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
S2/Ep 91 - Jeff Sample | You Won't Have a Job in Ten Years; Learn Something New
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In this episode, we talk with JEFF SAMPLE, who is the Director of Strategic Accounts for eSUB Construction Software and also a podcaster with his show, The ConTechCrew. THOUGHT #1 You Won't Have a Job in Ten Years, I Suggest You Learn Something New THOUGHT #2 An Age is Called Dark, not Because the Light Fails to Shine, but Because People Refuse to See It  - James A. Michener CONNECT: Website: ConstructionDorks.com Website:  JbKnowledge.com Podcast: DorkCast Email: Jeff@IronManofIT.com Facebook: JBKnowledge.com Linkedin: Jeff Sample Twitter: @IronmanOfIT BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "We Built This City" (Jefferson Airplane) - Youtube.com Association of Building Contractors (ABC) - abc.org American Society of Concrete Contractors - ASCConline.org Chris Plue (Webcor) - Linkedin Webcor - Webcor.com "Strategery" (President GW Bush) - History.Defense.gov Microsoft - Microsoft.com Amazon - Amazon.com Google - Google.com Azure Cloud - Azure.Microsoft.com COVID-19 - CDC.gov AI (Artificial Intelligence) - Wikipedia Steve Peck - Steve-Peck.com Bentley Mills - BentleyMills.com Justin Trudeau (Canada) - Pm.Gc.ca US Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines) - Defense.gov James Eichner - Oakesfosher.com Hertz - Hertz.com Phillip Stutts - PhillipStutts.com Peter Diamandis - Diamandis.com National Car Rental - NationalCar.com Adam Grant - AdamGrant.net Malcolm Gladwell - GladwellBooks.com Blockbuster - Blockbuster.com Netflix - Netflix.com Hamish Dodds - Linkedin "This Little Light of Mine" - Youtube.com Escape Room - Wikipedia Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel JEFF SAMPLE'S BIO: Jeff Sample has devoted the past 20+ years to transforming companies through technology by educating others on the value of a secure and thriving IT ecosystem. Jeff optimizes companies throughout the construction industry by designing solutions, optimizing strategic advantages, and breaking down information silos. Based in Vail, Colorado, his passion for outdoor adventure led to triathlons and Ironman competitions eventually garnering him the moniker "The Ironman of IT." Jeff studied Software Lifecycle as a DevOps Engineer where he learned and developed software solutions for ecommerce, security, compliance, as well as several operational environments. He also honed his skills in SaaS design, API’s, and implementing cloud solutions that scale; he's transformed how companies create and apply solid infrastructures for IT ecosystems. Jeff's signature technology solutions place emphasis on functionality and fiscal responsibility. His work encompasses a wide breadth of industries including: Ski Resorts, Hospitality, Real Estate, Health Care, and now Construction Technology. He currently serves as a member of the AGC IT Steering committee, assisting the organization's momentum toward improving the quality of construction. Jeff evaluates AEC companies' technology needs and provides custom solutions and road maps with JBKnowledge Consulting Services Team. You can tune-in to hear Jeff weekly on The ConTechCrew podcast or catch his presentations at The ConTech Roadshows. As Director of Strategic Accounts for eSUB Construction Software, Jeff conducts technology assessments for trade contractors and develops recommendations and roadmaps to adopt a secure and thriving IT ecosystem. His depth of IT experience in a variety of industries and his passion for outdoor adventures and Ironman competitions has made Jeff widely known as the “The Ironman of IT.” He is a popular speaker and vocal thought leader in construction, spending much of his time educating on a variety of topics to better the industry as a whole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
S2/Ep 90 - Heather Monahan | Fear is a Green Light that Means Go!
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In this episode, we talk with HEATHER MONAHAN who is an executive coach, best-selling author, keynote speaker, podcaster and the founder of Boss in Heels. THOUGHT #1 Fear is a Green Light that Means Go! THOUGHT #2 Problems are Not Stop Signs, They are Guidelines - Robert Schuller CONNECT: Website: HeatherMonahan.com Podcast: Creating Confidence Book: Confidence Creator Facebook: @HeatherMonahanOfficial Instagram: @HeatherMonahan Linkedin: The Heather Monahan Twitter: @_HeatherMonahan YouTube: Heather Monahan Official TEDx: Youtube.com BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Stronger" (Kanye West) - Youtube.com Enya - Wikipedia.com Mt. Seleya - Memory-Alpha.Fandom.com Florida Turnpike Tolls - VisitFlorida.com Boss in Heels - Linkedin Sara Blakely- Spanx.com Gary Vaynerchuk - GaryVaynerchuk.com Kaitlyn Bristowe - KaitlynBristowe.com Real Leaders - Real-Leaders.com TEDx - Ted.com Harvard University - Harvard.edu Boys & Girls Club - BGCA.org "Confidence" (Demi Lavato) - Youtube.com "Stronger" (Kelly Clarkson) - Youtube.com Peloton - OnePeloton.com Kanye West - KanyeWest.com Jay-Z - Rocnation.com "I Love Myself" (Kendrick Lamar) - Youtube.com Hair Nation - SiriusXm.com "Fighter" (Christina Aguilera) - Youtube.com Zoom - ZOOM.us Daymond John (FUBU, Shark Tank) - DaymondJohn.com Kevin Harrington - KevinHarrington.tv Kevin O'Leary (Shark Tank) - KevinOLeary.com Tony Robbins - TonyRobbins.com Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) - DeeSnider.com eCamm - eCamm.com Belize - Britannica.com Robert Schuller - DrSchuller.org Brian Fanzo - BrianFanzo.com Snidley Whiplash - RockyAndBullwinkle.fandom.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel HEATHER MONAHANS'S BIO: Heather Monahan is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, Executive Coach and founder of Boss In Heels. Having successfully climbed the corporate ladder for nearly 20 years, Heather Monahan is one of the few women to break the glass ceiling and claim her spot in the C-suite. As a Chief Revenue Officer in Media, Heather Monahan is a Glass Ceiling Award winner, named one of the most Influential Women in Radio in 2017 and Thrive Global named her a Limit Breaking Female Founder in 2018. Heather’s book Confidence Creator  shot to #1 on Amazon’s Business Biographies and Business Motivation lists the first week it debuted on Amazon. Heather’s show, Creating Confidence  , debuted on the Top 200 shows on Apple podcast. Her guests include Sara Blakely, Gary Vaynerchuck, Ryan Serhant, Kaitlyn Bristowe among many other noteworthy celebrities and entrepreneurs. Heather was named one of the Top 40 Female Keynote Speakers for 2020 by Real Leaders. Her TEDx talk was promoted to TED and translated into 6 languages. Harper Collins Leadership is publishing her new book Leapfrogging Villains in 2021. Heather’s has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company and The Steve Harvey Show. Most recently adding Guest Professor at Harvard to her list of accomplishments. Heather and her son Dylan reside in Miami. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
S2/Ep 89 - Chris Wirth | Never Give Up
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In this episode, we talk with CHRIS WIRTH, who is the Founder & President of No Quit Living…a speaking, training and coaching company that focuses on helping people with accountability, goals, networking, leadership, personal development and mentoring THOUGHT #1 Never Give Up THOUGHT #2 Failure Is The Condiment That Gives Success Its Flavor  - Truman Capote CONNECT: Website: NoQuitLiving.com Podcast: No Quit Living Book: The Positivity Tribe: "The Power of Positivity" One Person at a Time Email: Chris@NoQuitLiving.com Facebook: @NoQuitLiving Instagram: @No _Quit_Living Linkedin: Christopher Wirth Twitter: @NoQuitLiving BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Happy" (Pharrell) - Youtube.com Green Giant - GreenGiant.com Titanic - Youtube.com Jim Valvano - V.org Jocko Willink - EchelonFront.com Nick Saban - Wikipedia.com Jon Gordon - JonGordon.com Ryan Mihalko - Sports-Reference.com Notre Dame - UND.com Norman Vincent Peale - Britannica.com Tom Webster - Linkedin Edison Research - EdisonResearch.com Truman Capote - Biography.com Oreos - Oreo.com Devil Dog - DrakesCake.com M&M's - MMs.com Zig Ziglar - Ziglar.com "Lose Yourself" (Eminem) - Youtube.com 8 Mile (movie) - IMDB.com John Maxwell - JohnMaxwell.com George McGehrin - McGehrinGroup.com Tom Brady - NFL.com Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Buccaneers.com NY Giants - Giants.com Alison Levine - AlisonLevine.com Mount Everest - Britannica.com Tim Tebow - TimTebow.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel CHRIS WIRTH'S BIO: Christopher J. Wirth is the founder and president of No Quit Living. As a professional speaker, author, coach and trainer, Christopher works with individuals, sports teams and corporations to help improve accountability, effectiveness, and efficiency through his process – “The Positive Mental Advantage.” Christopher is the host of the No Quit Living Podcast, which has been rated as a top 50 Podcast on iTunes in three different categories: Business, Health, and Self-Help. Christopher is also the founder of The Positivity Tribe, a coaching, speaking and training company that focuses on working with schools, sports teams and organizations looking to adopt both a Positive Mindset and Positive Advantage. Christopher recently published his first book titled “The Positivity Tribe.”   Christopher has coached Basketball at the High School and Collegiate Levels. In addition, he coached an AAU Team that succeeded at the National Level. Christopher graduated from Washington College with a BA in both Business Management and Drama. Christopher was also a member of both the Men’s Basketball and Tennis teams. Christopher has three children, Zachary, Emily and Mason.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
S2/Ep 88 - Cara Brookins | You Can Figure Anything Out
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In this episode, we talk with 8-time author CARA BROOKINS, who we know on the speaking circuit with an AMAZING story and is best known as "the mom who built her own house using YouTube tutorials."  THOUGHT #1 You Can Figure Anything Out THOUGHT #2 Ability May Get You to the Top, But it Takes Character to Keep You There  - John Wooden CONNECT: Website: CaraBrookins.com Book: Rise: How a House Built a Family Book: Mark of the Centipede (Time Shifters Book 1) Book: Mark of the Serpent (Timeshifters Book 2) Book: Mark of the Spider (TimeShifters Book 3) Book: Doris Free Book: Doris Free: A Harvest of Friends Book: Gadget Geeks Book: Little Boy Blu Email: cara@carabrookins.com Facebook: Cara Brookins Instagram: @CaraBrookins Pinterest: Cara Brookins Linkedin: Cara Brookins Twitter: @CMBrookins YouTube: Cara Brookins BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Burning Down The House" (Talking Heads) - Youtube.com Strawberry Preserves Recipe - MarthaStewart.com Schizophrenia - MayoClinic.org D.I.Y. - Dictionary.Cambridge.org Computer Programmer Senior Analyst - MissouriState.edu Domestic Violence - HelpGuide.org HGTV - HGTV.com Post-It Notes - Post-It.com Reciprocating Saw - Youtube.com Construction Loan - Bankrate.com Arc Welder - Youtube.com CO (Certificate Of Occupancy) - Levelset.com Disneyland - Disneyland.Disney.go Single Shot Concrete Nail Gun - Youtube.com YouTuber - Wikipedia.com Fruit Loops - Kelloggs.com Cocoa Puffs - Cereals.GeneralMills.com John Wooden - CoachWooden.com MacMillan Publishing - us.MacMillan.com COVID-19 - CDC.gov Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel CARA BROOKIN'S BIO: Cara Brookins is best known as "the mom who built her own house using YouTube tutorials".  She is a keynote speaker and the author of eight books, including Rise: How a House Built a Family, which tells the story of building her 3500 square foot home with the help of her four children. Cara's story went viral in more than 75 countries and has been viewed more than two billion times.  Cara's programs inspire audiences everywhere to set and reach crazy-big goals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
S2/Ep 87 - John Galloway | Empower People and Just Watch How They Deliver
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In this episode, we talk with JOHN GALLOWAY, who is the Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for Godiva Chocolates. THOUGHT #1 Empower People and Just Watch How They Deliver THOUGHT #2 As We are Liberated from Our Own Fear, Our Presence Automatically Liberates Others  - Marianne Williamson CONNECT: Website: Godiva.com Email: JGalloway24@gmail.com Facebook: @John.Galloway.739 Instagram: @Godiva Linkedin: John-Galloway-Under4 Twitter: @Godiva BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: The Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston) - Youtube.com Jergens - Jergens.com Harry Caray - Wikipedia CVS - CVS.com Walgreens - Walgreens.com Young & Rubicam - VMYLR.com US Army - Army.Mil Miller Brewing Co - MillerLite.com DuPont - DuPont.com PepsiCo - PepsiCo.com Mountain Dew - MountainDew.com Gatorade - Gatorade.com Humvee/Hummer - GMC.com Har Mar - HarMarSuperstar.com The Vice - IMDB.com Andrew W.K - AndrewWK.com Live Nation - LiveNation.com Hamish Dodds - Linkedin Jeff Bezos - Forbes.com Scott Dikkers (The Onion) - ScottDikkers.com Marianne Williamson - Marianne.com Nelson Mandela - NelsonMandela.org Kelli Valade - Linkedin.com Chili's Bar & Grille - Chilis.com Black Box Intelligence - BlackBoxIntelligence.com Brene Brown - BreneBrown.com Pepsi 400 (Daytona International) - Wikipedia.com Jeff Gordon - JeffGordon.com Coca-Cola - Coca-Cola.com Dove Chocolate - DoveChocolate.com GSC = Gas Station Chocolate Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel JOHN GALLOWAY'S BIO: John Galloway is a senior executive with a proven track record of building brands, driving growth and inspiring people. His upbringing as an Army brat, as well as his own small stint in the military, prepared him well for a career full of leadership challenges and diverse geographic assignments.  John’s post college journey began with six years of dynamic agency experience working for world-class companies, including Young and Rubicam and TracyLocke and supporting premier brands the likes of the U.S. Army, Miller Brewing Company, DuPont and PepsiCo. Among his many roles, John executed photo-shoots in the jungles of Honduras and Panama with the Army Reserve, wrote copy for DuPont car- covers in Wilmington, Delaware, drove sports marketing execution and strategy out of a Miller Genuine Draft van in support of Miller Sports in New England and developed packaging and promotions on-site at Pepsi North America’s headquarters in Somers, New York. John’s agency experiences provided him with invaluable consumer insights, lessons on brand loyalty and a strong creative spark that have helped guide him throughout his career on the client-side.  Jumping the wall from agency (TracyLocke) to client (PepsiCo), John began a fourteen year stint with PepsiCo that would take him (and his growing family) from Purchase, New York to London, England back to Purchase to Boulder, Colorado and finally to Chicago, for various marketing and general management assignments. Under John’s leadership at PepsiCo, Pepsi increased experimentation with non-traditional media and acquired the sponsorship rights to the NFL for the first time (still holds), Mountain Dew, expanded its reach to new consumers, created a full-length movie with Universal Pictures and launched the Dew Tour with NBC, 7UP re-framed its marketing strategy, look and investment and  grew beverage share in Europe, IZZE was fully-integrated into the PepsiCo family and Gatorade rebounded from a momentary blip in its growth track.  John then showcased his brand passion and traffic building skills within the hospitality trade at Hard Rock International, for what may be a record (eight years) in position as Chief Marketing Officer, where he oversaw marketing efforts across Cafes, Hotels and Casinos in 75 countries across the globe. He was a member of the executive leadership team responsible for delivering six straight years of record profit for the company. Under John’s direction, the brand step-changed digital efforts across the board dramatically increased owned and earned media through social and CRM efforts. He also launched the brand’s first-ever unified loyalty program, Hard Rock Rewards, the “largest global, multi-hospitality unit” program in world along with Hard Rock Rising, the brand’s omni-channel global battle of the bands. When not working on digital, loyalty or new openings, John kept busy driving brand relevance by signing key philanthropic partnerships with global icons including Imagine Dragons, Rihanna and Pitbull, negotiating concert deals with Live Nation and overseeing content plays with VICE Media.  After leaving Hard Rock, John took up his current role overseeing Marketing and Innovation for Godiva International based in New York City. Today, he is kept busy working across multiple products, brand and channels as Godiva pursues an aggressive global growth agenda and a noble brand purpose (Open People’s Eyes To A More Wonderful World). His favorite chocolate is the Godiva Chocolate Lava Truffle.  John is a long-suffering New York Jets fan, an ex-college lacrosse goalie at Manhattan College (still believes he can save any shot), a hack runner chasing an elusive under four hour marathon (personal best: Marine Corp Marathon, 2016 4:07), a proud husband to his college sweetheart and a, most-of-the-time, doting father of three to Julia (22), JJ (19) and Nicholas (12). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
S2/Ep 86 - Jill Heineck | Establish Boundaries
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In this episode, we talk with JILL HEINECK, who wears many professional hats; she is a rock star real estate agent, an executive relocation expert, a keynote speaker, an author and a radio host in Atlanta. THOUGHT #1 Establish Boundaries THOUGHT #2 NO is a Complete Sentence - Anne Lamont  CONNECT: Website: HeineckAndCompany.com Radio Show: Customer Experience Radio Book: Humans@Work Email: jill@heineckandcompany.com Facebook: @JillCohenHeineck Instagram: @JillHeineckHomes Linkedin: Jill Heineck Twitter: @TheJillHeineck YouTube: Jill Heineck BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Video Killed the Radio Star" (The Buggles) - Youtube.com SlapChop - SlapChop.com Keller Williams - KW.com Kathleen Wood - KWoodPartners.com Heineken - Heineken.com Beeper/Pager - Wikipedia Uber - UBER.com FOMO - UrbanDictionary.com COVID-19 - CDC.gov "Million Dollar Listing" (Bravo) - BravoTv.com Aaron Rogers - NFL.com Brett Favre - NFL.com Tom Brady - NFL.com Jimmy Garoppolo- NFL.com Ann Lamont - Forbes.com Ramen - Maruchan.com "Self Care" - ActiveMinds.org Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel JILL HEINECK'S BIO: Jill Heineck is a leading authority on corporate relocations, and is highly sought after for her real estate industry acumen and business insights. As a published author, frequent panelist and keynote speaker, Jill shares her experience and perceptions with people from around the globe. Jill is a founding partner of Keller Williams Southeast, established in 1999, and the founder and managing partner of Heineck & Co. Her real estate practice specializes in corporate relocations, individual relocations, luxury residential, and commercial properties.  Jill’s analytical approach to problem-solving, along with her expert negotiation skills and sophisticated marketing, deliver superior results to her clients. Her winning strategies and tenacious client advocacy have earned her a reputation for excellence among Atlanta’s top producers. While Jill has received many accolades throughout her career, she is most gratified by the personal testimonials and referrals she receives from her clients. Jill’s unwavering commitment to the customer experience, and her focus on the unique needs of each client, serve as the foundation of her success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
S2/Ep 85 - Matthew Newman | We Learn Some Of The Most Basic Lessons Of Life At The Deepest And Darkest Of Times
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In this episode, we talk with financial services rock star & brain cancer survivor, MATTHEW NEWMAN, who is now a keynote speaker and best-selling author with his book, Starting at the Finish Line. THOUGHT #1 We Learn Some of the Most Basic Lessons of Life at the Deepest and Darkest of Times THOUGHT #2 Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness; Only Light Can Do That  – Martin Luther King Jr.  CONNECT: Website: MatthewSNewman.com Book: Starting at the Finish Line: My Cancer Partner, Perspective and Preparation Email: media@matthewsnewman.com Facebook: @startingatthefinishlineMattNewman Instagram: @StartingAtTheFinishLine Linkedin: Matthew Newman Twitter: @FinsihLine_Matt YouTube: TedX Talks BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Uprising" (Muse) - Youtube.com Lipton Cup-o-Soup - LiptonKitchens.com Manscaping - Manscaped.com Financial Services Wholesaler - Investopedia.com Newman (Seinfeld) - Seinfeld.Fandom.com University of Delaware - UDEL.edu Maya Angelou - MayaAngelou.com 401k - Investopedia.com Financial Will - Investopedia.com Power of Attorney - Investopedia.com Mutual Fund - Investopedia.com Annuity - Investopedia.com Financial Planning - NerdWallet.com Legal Zoom - LegalZoom.com Whipple (Procedure) - MayoClinic.org MRI - MayoClinic.org MRE - MayoClinic.org MRA - WebMD.com Amway - Amway.com Sodium Bromite - Wikipedia Commercial Collections - SmallBusiness.FindLaw.com iPad - Apple.com Brandon Hill - Linkedin Recorder - Wikipedia.com Craniotomy - HopkinsMedicine.org Voltaire - Plato.Stanford.Edu Spider-Man - Marvel.com Martin Luther King Jr. - NobelPrize.org TEDX - Ted.com EEG - Healthline.com Capital Health Hopewell (NJ) - CapitalHealth.org Grateful Dead - Dead.net Jackwagon - YourDictionary.com "This Little Light of Mine" - Youtube.com Astrocytoma - MayoClinic.org Broad Street Run - BroadStreetRun.com Tough Mudder - ToughMudder.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel MATTHEW NEWMAN'S BIO: Matthew S. Newman, a financial services wholesaler and father to three small children, was diagnosed with grade three astrocytoma (brain cancer) at 39 years old.  Matthew’s memoir, Starting At The Finish Line, chronicles the journey that he and his entire family took together which got him to a place of clarity, understanding and appreciation. The book’s underlying message of why it’s important to get your financial planning in order is both inspirational and actionable.  His dedication to being a top performer at everything he does has led him to become the top wholesaler numerous times in his career, while also fighting cancer, running the Broad Street Run, doing Tough Mudder, writing books, and traveling the world to speak. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
S2/Ep 84 - Erin King | It's Better To Be Someone's Shot Of Whiskey Than Everyone's Cup Of Tea!
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In this episode, we talk with ERIN KING, who is an international keynote speaker, a three-time entrepreneur and the bestselling author of Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern Marketplace THOUGHT #1 It's Better to Be Someone's Shot of Whiskey than Everyone's Cup of Tea!  THOUGHT #2 To Be One, to Be United is a Great Thing, but Respect the Right to Be Different is Maybe Even Greater - Bono  CONNECT: Website: ErinKing.com Email: erin@eringargan.com Podcast:  Highlights Book: Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern Marketplace Facebook: @MrsErinKing Instagram: @Mrs.Erin.King Linkedin: Mrs Erin King Twitter: @Mrs_Erin_King YouTube: Erin King BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "The Thrill is Gone" (BB King/William Shatner) - Youtube.com Swiffer Wet Jet - Swiffer.com The Academy Awards - Oscars.org Walt Disney World - Disneyworld.Disney.Go US Navy - Navy.Mil Visa - USA.Visa.com Hilton Hotels - Hilton.com Irish Step Dance - Wikipedia Mutual Omaha's Wild Kingdom - WildKingdom.com Omaha Steaks - OmahaSteaks.com Whole Foods - WholeFoodsMarket.com Black & Decker - BlackAndDecker.com National Speakers Association - nsaspeaker.org "Some Good News" (John Krasinski) - Youtube Grant Cardone - GrantCardone.com The Shenoters - Shenoters.com Tamsen Webster - TamsenWebster.com Neen James - NeenJames.com Tami Evans - TamiEvans.com Duditude - UrbanDictionary.com "Fear is My Homeboy" (Judi Holler) - Amazon COVID-19 - CDC.gov Tik Tok - TikTok.com First, Break All the Rules (Marcus Buckingham) - Amazon 1776 (musical) - mtishows.com TEDx - Ted.com "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" (U2) - Youtube.com Jack Johnson - JackJohnsonMusic.com Black Lives Matter - BlackLivesMatter.com Don Yaeger - DonYaeger.com Walter Payton - ProFootballHOF.com. John Wooden - CoachWooden.com Marie Kondo - KonMari.com Prius - Toyota.com Barry Manilow - BarryManilow.com Mike Ganino - MikeGanino.com Brain Fanzo - BrianFanzo.com Ben & Jerry's - BenJerry.com Unilever - Unilever.com "Rehab" (Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas) - Wikipedia Harley Davidson - Harley-Davidson.com Starbucks - Starbucks.com "Highlights" (podcast) - Highlights.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel ERIN KING'S BIO: Erin King is the Amazon-bestselling author of Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern Marketplace, an international keynote speaker, and a three-time entrepreneur. Erin has been hired by The Academy Awards, The United States Navy, ABC/Disney, Nelson Mandela’s Legacy of Hope, VISA, Siemens, Hilton Worldwide, Johnson and Johnson, Hitachi, Mutual of Omaha, Merck, Abbott Laboratories, Synchrony Financial, and dozens of others elevate their digital communication style to attract attention, increase influence, and sell smarter.  Erin founded Socialite Agency, the world's only social media firm specializing exclusively in live events. For the last decade, Socialite has helped Fortune 100 brands catapult their social media success via award-winning digital activations and campaigns. Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) awarded Socialite's work with FreemanXP as "Best Social Media" across the entire meetings industry. Erin started her first venture, Jump Digital Media, at the age of 25 and cut her teeth building websites for brands like Whole Foods, Black and Decker, and Linksys. Her second venture, PMS.com, was a Dollar Shave Club-type subscription model for women’s monthly healthcare supplies. PMS.com launched the internet's largest social media community around the subject of menstruation, with millions of women weighing in on this formerly taboo topic. Her experience running these digital enterprises has made her a highly sought-after keynote speaker for thousands of people from all industries on stages around the world.  Watch her onstage here. When off-duty, the former world champion Irish step dancer and NCAA Division I athlete can be found biking, hiking, surfing, snowboarding, boating (basically anything outdoors) with her Alabama born and raised husband Hartman in Laguna Beach, California. And as a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland, Erin is very close to her massive, crazy Irish Catholic family. Her life mantra is “attitude of gratitude,” and right now, her only five-year plan is that someday she will be home long enough for Hartman to finally allow them to get a dog, which will be a King Charles Cavalier named Louise. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
S2/Ep 83 - George McGehrin | You Have to Lose A Lot to Eventually Win
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In this episode, we talk with GEORGE MCGEHRIN, who is the Founder of The McGehrin Group, which is an executive talent acquisition company.   THOUGHT #1 You Have to Lose A Lot to Eventually Win  THOUGHT #2 Grief Does Not Change You, It Reveals You - John Green  CONNECT: Website: McgehrinGroup.com Email: george@mcgehringroup.com Facebook: @ExecutiveBranding Instagram: @McGehrinGroup Linkedin: George McGehrin Twitter: @Exec_Headhunter BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Your Love" (The Outfield) - Youtube Talent Acquisition - SmartRecruiters.com World Cup Soccer - FIFA.com Starbucks - Starbucks.com Shark Tank - ABC.com COVID-19 - CDC.gov "The Last Dance" (documentary) - IMDB.com Chicago Bulls (NBA) - NBA.com Michael Jordan - NBA.com Netflix - Netflix.com Phil Jackson - Britannica.com Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) - NBA.com Tim Tebow - TimeTebow.com John Green (author) - JohnGreenBooks.com The Five Dysfunctions of a Team (Patrick Lencioni) - Amazon.com Mark Cuban - MarkCubanCompanies.com Toronto Blue Jays (MLB) - MLB.com Delta Airlines - Delta.com Damon West (Be a Coffee Bean) - DamonWest.org Jon Gordon (author) - JonGordon.com Inky Johnson - Inkyjohnson.com NFL - NFL.com Tennessee Titans - TennesseeTitans.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel GEORGE MCGEHRIN'S BIO: Specializations:  Career Branding Executive Branding & Coaching Career Job Search Strategy Career Coaching Business Development Strategies with C-Suite Audiences Entrepreneurial startups Executive recruitment Education:  University of Oxford - Economics Seton Hall University - Finance For close to 20 years, George has run a national executive search/recruiting firm mostly dealing with executive search and leadership at the C-Suite level such as CEO, CFO, CTO, CMO, CIO roles throughout the US, Europe, and South America. Clients include small startups to global organizations, most companies that you will have heard of or products that you have been impacted by. Besides managing his recruiting firm, he also works with similar executives in terms of helping them empower their careers, both on the branding and coaching side of the business. Interesting Things About George (Non Business Related):  Ran first 80K (50 mile ultramarathon), 8 hours and 30 minutes event in Peru before ever having participated in a full marathon, only having had completed 21 km events. To date: Has completed five ultramarathons and four marathons throughout different parts of the world. Has a vacation home in Miraflores (Lima), Peru, where he spends the Summers. Decided to start a business, literally at the unemployment office waiting to learn how much his unemployment check would be, after getting laid off in 2000. Life changing experience: spent three solid months working and living at the 9-11 clean-up site in Staten Island, NY, where all of the debris was brought from Manhattan to later be examined for evidence. Life changing experience to see the magnitude of the 9-11 damage up-close. In the end, they were able to identify 1200 victims at that site. Everyday was an emotional one, to say the least. Probably the world’s worst deep-sea fisherman, at-least on the US Atlantic coast. George's Quotes:  “I’ve been wrong on a lot of things with our business. Dreaming bigger isn’t one of them though.”  “It really comes down to who has more discipline; you or time.”  “Our most successful businesses that were started and continue to thrive for close to 20 years now, were all “mistakes” turned into businesses.”  “Don’t listen to your parents, friends or colleagues. If you have a dream or an idea that you want to pursue, then make it happen. Their approval or non-approval is irrelevant. It’s usually their own fear that they are projecting upon you, so don’t let your parents’ handicaps be yours. You owe it to yourself to live the best possible life.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
S2/Ep 82 - Neen James | Don't Change Your Voice
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In this episode, we talk with NEEN JAMES, who is a high energy motivational keynote speaker, sales and leadership coach, author, and Aussie.   THOUGHT #1 Don't Change Your Voice THOUGHT #2 I’ll Speak in a Monstrous Little Voice - William Shakespeare CONNECT: Website: NeenJames.com Podcast: Thoughts From Neen Book: Attention Pays: How to Drive Profitability, Productivity, and Accountability Email: neen@neenjames.com Facebook: @NeenJamesCommunications Instagram: @NeenJames Linkedin: Neen James Twitter: @NeenJames YouTube: Aussie Neen BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Land Down Under" (Men At Work) - Youtube Outback Steakhouse - Outback.com Colombia House - ColombiaHouseDeals.com Matt Church - MattChurch.com Bon Jovi - BonJovi.com BOSE (L1 Tower) - BOSE.com Reverb (reverberation) - Wikipedia Go Daddy - GoDaddy.com The Powerpuff Girls - Wikipedia "8 Mile" (movie) - IMDB.com "Will & Grace" (NBC) - NBC.com Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) - IMDB.com Patty Jenkins - IMDB.com Morgan Freeman - IMDB.com Scott McKain - ScottMcKain.com Peloton - OnePeloton.com John Foley - Linkedin Shy Ronnie (SNL) - NBC.com Kristen Wiig - IMDB.com Ken Hoffman - LinkedIn Kendra Ward - Linkedin Page Two - PageTwo.com Tamsen Webster - TamsenWebster.com The Shenoters - Shenoters.com Clay Hebert - ClayHebert.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel NEEN JAME'S BIO: Neen James is the author of nine books including Folding TimeTM and her most recent, Attention PaysTM. Named one of the top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru several years in a row because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, Cisco, Virgin, Pfizer, BMW, and the FBI, among others. Neen earned her MBA from Southern Cross University and the Certified Speaking Professional designation from National Speakers Association. She has received numerous awards as a professional speaker and is a partner in the international education company Thought Leaders Global. Neen is a leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynotes that challenge audiences to leverage their focus and pay attention to what matters most at work and in life. Audiences love her practical strategies they can apply personally and professionally, and meeting planners love working with her – they often describe Neen as the energizer bunny for their events. With a strong background in learning and development and managing large teams at various corporations, Neen is the perfect fit for organizations who want implementable strategies that will help their employees avoid distractions, stop interruptions, prioritize daily objectives and say ‘no’ to requests that steal time and focus from real goals and priorities. Oh, did we mention that Neen is Australian? Why does that matter? Well, it means that she’s a bit mischievous, is pretty witty and a little cheeky. She also considers herself an unofficial champagne taste tester ... and is obsessed with her Peloton bike... a bike that goes no where!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
S2/Ep 81 - Tommy London | You Get What You Give
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In this episode, we talk with TOMMY LONDON, who is a vocalizer, socializer, DJ hypnotizer and the frontman for NYC’s rock ’n roll hometown heroes, The Dirty Pearls. THOUGHT #1 You Get What You Give THOUGHT #2 Your Conscience Is The Measure Of The Honesty Of Your Selfishness. Listen To It Carefully - Richard Bach CONNECT: Website: TommyLondon.com SiriusXM: Ozzy's Boneyard SiriusXM: Hair Nation Email: officialtommylondon@gmail.com Facebook: @WhoTheHellIsTommyLondon Facebook: @TheDirtyPearls Instagram: @OfficialTommyLondon Twitter: @TommyLondon YouTube: Tommy London BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Boom Boom Boom" (Tommy London) - Youtube The Muppets - Muppets.Disney.com Killa Thug Tooth Jeweler - Killathug.com Tide - Tide.com Burning Man - BurningMan.org Lady Gaga - LadyGaga.com KISS - KissOnline.com Gin Blossoms - GinBlossoms.net The Darkness - TheDarknessLive.com Gaslight Anthem - TheGaslightAnthem.com Cheap Trick - Cheaptrick.com SiriusXM - SiriusXM.com Scott Kelly - ScottKelly.com Soledad O'Brien - MatterOfFact.tv Spotify - Spotify.com Tony Robbins - TonyRobbins.com Rocky Balboa - Wikipedia Foo Fighters - FooFighters.com Green Day - GreenDay.com Kurt Cobain/Nirvana - Biography.com The Rolling Stones - TheRollingStones.com Kid Rock - KidRock.com Pearl Jam - PearlJam.com Bruce Springsteen - BruceSpringsteen.net Bono/U2 - Biography.com David Lee Roth - DavidLeeRoth.com Billy Idol - BillyIdol.net "Freebird" (Lynyrd Skynyrd) - Youtube.com Madison Square Garden - MSG.com New Radicals - Wikipedia Richard Bach (author) - FamousAuthors.org Beastie Boys - BeastieBoys.com Rick Rubin (producer) - Britannica.com Bon Jovi - BonJovi.com Cinderella - Cinderella.net The Rocker (movie) - IMDB.com Bill & Ted Face The Music (movie) - IMDB.com Animal Planet - AnimalPlanet.com Fat & Furious (Discovery Channel) - IMDB.com Hand of God (Amazon) - Amazon.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel TOMMY LONDON'S BIO: Vocalizer, socializer, DJ Hypnotizer and the renowned frontman of NYC's rock n roll hometown heroes, The Dirty Pearls. Tommy London has supported and toured with the likes of Lady Gaga, KISS, Gin Blossoms, The Darkness, Gaslight Anthem, Cheap Trick and many others, regularly performing up and down the east/west coast. Tommy dropped his debut singles, “Sugar Red” and "Make You Love Me", last year and recently released two new singles, "Say Whoa" and "Boom Boom Boom". Both songs are from his forthcoming debut solo album, "Emotional Fuse", produced by John Fields (Pink, Jimmy Eat World, Andrew WK) and Matt Hogan. The album is set to be released in Fall 2020. When he's not performing or recording music, Tommy moonlights as host on SiriusXM's "Hair Nation" and "Ozzy's Boneyard". Straight from the streets of the lower east side of New York City, Tommy tells his stories of love, loss and life. Rock ‘n’ Roll is the underdog in this current musical climate and Tommy London is rock’s biggest hope. He’s even been nicknamed the “Rocky Balboa of Rock n Roll”. 😎🤘🏽 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
S2/Ep 80 - Kat Cole | Don’t Forget Where You Came From, but Don’t Let It Ever Solely Define You
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In this episode, we talk with KAT COLE, who is the COO and President of Focus Brands...the parent company of Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s, Moe’s, Schlotzsky’s, McAlister’s Deli, Carvel and Jamba Juice.   THOUGHT #1 Don’t Forget Where You Came From, but Don’t Let It Ever Solely Define You THOUGHT #2 Do The Best You Can Until You Know Better. Then When You Know Better, Do Better - Maya Angelou  CONNECT: Website: FocusBrands.com Podcast: EntreLeadership Book: Small Changes Big Impact Newsletter: Checking In Facebook: @Kat.Cole Instagram: @KatColeATL Linkedin: Kat Cole Twitter: @KatColeATL BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Let's Dance" (David Bowie) - Youtube Salsa Dance - Wikipedia Twizzlers -  Hersheys.com Charleston Chew - Toostie.com 100 Grand Bar - FerraraUSA.com Smarties - Smarties.com Werthers Original - Werthers-Original.us Andes - Toostie.com Toblerone - MondelezInternational.com Dum Dums - DumDumPops.com Big League Chew - BigLeagueChew.com Mounds - Hersheys.com Almond Joy - Hersheys.com BMW - BMWUSA.com CHART - Chart.org Cinnabon - Cinnabon.com U.N Entrepreneurs Council - UNFoundation.org Hooters - Hooters.com "Undercover Boss" (CBS) - CBS.com Auntie Annes - AuntieAnnes.com Moes - Moes.com Schlotzsky's - Schlotzskys.com McAlister's Deli - McAlistersDeli.com Carvel - Carvel.com Jamba Juice - Jamba.com Forbes - Forbes.com M.B.A - Wikipedia GRE Test - Wikipedia GMAT - Wikipedia iPhone 4 - Wikipedia Maya Angelou - MayaAngelou.com Children's Home Society - CHSFL.org Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel KAT COLE'S BIO: Kat Cole is an inspiring leader and operator with a track record of turning around companies and building brands, teams and high-growth businesses over two decades. As COO and President of Focus Brands, the owner, franchisor and operator of global limited-service food brands, doing billions in product sales in over 50 countries, she leads the company’s 7 brands: Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s, Moe’s, Schlotzsky’s, McAlister’s, Carvel and Jamba with 6500 operations globally, and leads the multi-brand licensing and CPG business. She is formerly president of Cinnabon Inc. and past Group President Focus Brands. She has led the evolution of several brands through product and technology innovation, organizational structure changes and building customer-centered cultures.   Kat is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Milk Bar Board of Directors, an advisor to high-growth businesses, and mom of two. Kat is a past member of the United Nations Global Entrepreneurs Council, was featured on CBS' "Undercover Boss”, and was named one of Fortune’s 40 under 40. She is past chair of the board of the Women’s Foodservice Forum, past Silver Plate winner from IFMA, named most admired leader by QSR magazine and named Elliot Leadership Motivator of the year. She is a college dropout, yet has her MBA in International Business. Her journey from restaurant hostess at 17, executive by 26, president by 31, and investor by 35 is often shared as an example of the American and entrepreneurial dream.  Outside of the foodservice industry, Kat is an angel investor and advisor to early-stage consumer products and Direct-to-Consumer companies and an outspoken advocate for women’s issues and the broader role of business in democratizing access to education and opportunity.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
S2/Ep 79 - Sara Westbrook | You Are Perfectly Imperfect And That’s What’s Perfect About You!
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In this episode, we talk with SARA WESTBROOK who is a professional speaker, author and creator of her brand, 3E Emotional Development. THOUGHT #1 You are Perfectly Imperfect and That’s What’s Perfect About You  THOUGHT #2 The Wound is the Place Where the Light Enters You  - Rumi CONNECT: Website: 3EEmotionalDevelpment.com Website: SaraWestbrook.com Email: sara@sarawestbrook.com Facebook: @SaraWestbrookFanPage Instagram: @IamSaraWestbrook Linkedin: Sara Westbrook Twitter: @SaraWestbrook YouTube: Sara Westbrook BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Thunderstruck" (AC/DC) - Youtube Hamburger Helper - BettyCrocker.com Cabbage Patch Kids - CabbagePatchKids.com Ebay - Ebay.com "Beautiful Imperfection" (Fort Pastor) - Youtube Greenbelt Music Festival - Greenbelt.org.uk Pip Wilson - PipWilson.com YMCA - YMCA.net "This Is Me...Then" (Jennifer Lopez) - Youtube "Beautiful" (Christina Aguilera) - Youtube Songland (NBC) - NBC.com Rumi - Poets.org NHL - NHL.com MLB - MLB.com Canadian Idol - Wikipedia Celine Dion - CelineDion.com Lady A - wikipedia.org Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel SARA WESTBROOK'S BIO: Specializing in Emotional Development Skills: Hi, I'm Sara Westbrook, professional speaker, author and creator of 3E Emotional Development presentations, workshops and consulting. I have spent the last 15 years researching emotions and the impact they have on choices & well-being. In today’s changing work environment, being able to rebound from challenging circumstances and the emotions they trigger is pivotal to both professional and personal success. I have had the pleasure of presenting my energetic, interactive and meaningful presentations to over 500,000 people, and have been on many media outlets including Global, CTV and Sirius XM.  Here’s some behind the scenes about me… Before I was a full time speaker I was an award winning singer/songwriter. When I’m not writing or presenting, I can be found in my kitchen whipping up yummy, healthy treats for my husband George and son Kai. At the end of a long day, I love relaxing with George, talking about our day over a glass of red juice Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
S2/Ep 78 - Mark Bowden | Make a Choice, Make it Bigger, Keep it Tidy
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In this episode, we talk with MARK BOWDEN, who is a keynote speaker, bestselling author, an expert in human behavior & body language, and the creator of TRUTHPLANE, a communication training company. THOUGHT #1 Make a Choice, Make it Bigger, Keep it Tidy  THOUGHT #2 You Don’t Take A Photograph, You Make It  - Ansel Adams  CONNECT: Website: Truthplane.com Book: Truth and Lies: What People Are Really Thinking Book: Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors at Work Book: Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals: Control the Conversation and Connect with Your Customer―without Saying a Word Book: Winning Body Language: Control the Conversation, Command Attention, and Convey the Right Message without Saying a Word Email: mark@truthplane.com Facebook: @MarkBowdenBodyLanguage Instagram: @Truthplane Linkedin: Truthplane Twitter: @Truthplane TEDx Talk - Mark Bowden BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Ice Ice Baby" (Vanilla Ice) - Youtube McDonald's - McDonalds.com DoorDash - DoorDash.com Uber Eats - UberEats.com Netscape - Aol.com Taco Bell -  TacoBell.com "Summer Nights" (Grease) - Youtube "The Social" (CTV) - CTV.ca Admiral William H. McRaven  "Make Your Bed" - YouTube "She Loves You" (The Beatles) - Youtube Tamsen Webster/The Red Thread - TamsenWebster.com Mona Lisa - Britannica.com Ansel Adams - AnselAdams.com "Photograph" (Nickelback) - Nickelback.com Professional Photographers of America Conference "Imaging USA" - ImagingUSA.org Michelangelo - Britannica.com Harley Davidson - Harley-Davidson.com Zappos - Zappos.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Brian Fanzo - BrianFanzo.com Love Language - The5LoveLanguages.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel MARK BOWDEN'S BIO: Voted the #1 Body Language Professional in the world for two years running, Mark Bowden is passionate about giving your audience the most influential and persuasive communication techniques to stand out, win trust, and gain credibility every time they speak. Inspiring, energetic, engaging, and entirely entertaining, Mark’s memorable talks and training programs not only educate but have proven life-changing in helping people and organizations grow across all industries and sectors. Mark’s work is consistently invaluable to sales and leadership teams, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, and prime ministers of G7 powers. His highly acclaimed TEDx talk has reached millions of people, and he has presented to many of the biggest, coolest, and most innovative organizations in the world, including Shopify, Dell, Viacom, RBC, Fidelity, Amex, Unilever, Daimler, Microsoft, Toyota, VW, Samsung, KPMG, GSK, Walmart, Nestle, and even Real Madrid.   Mark is the co-founder of TRUTHPLANE®, his communication training company that offers a unique methodology for anyone who has to communicate with impact to an audience. He uses his system of cutting-edge and effective nonverbal communication techniques to instantly help people become more confident, collaborative, and credible in their communication – invaluable for anyone in leadership, sales, teams, politics, media and beyond. He also delivers presentation training for the #1 EMBA in Canada with Kellogg-Schulich, and is president of the Canadian National Communication Coach Association. A go-to commentator for world media on the body language of leading politicians and public figures, Mark appears regularly on news and talk shows for CNN, CTV, CBC, Global and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and GQ Magazine. A world-renowned body-language thought-leader, Mark’s publications are the bestselling books, Winning Body Language — a “how-to guide” to using body language to stand out, win trust, and gain credibility when speaking; Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals; and Tame the Primitive Brain: 28 Ways in 28 Days to Manage the Most Impulsive Behaviors At Work. His latest book, TRUTH & LIES: What People are Really Thinking is a Globe and Mail Canadian bestseller, described by FBI interrogator and counterintelligence agent Joe Navarro as, “a remarkable book… this year’s must-read on body language and human behavior.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
S2/Ep 77 - John Poulos | When You Find Your Passion, Share It
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In this episode, we talk with JOHN POULOS, who is the Co-Founder & President of DiscoverLink, a full-service training solution for the hospitality industry supporting over 350 restaurant brands. THOUGHT #1 When You Find Your Passion, Share It. THOUGHT #2 Don't Waste Your Love On Somebody, Who Doesn't Value It.  - William Shakespeare CONNECT: Website: Discoverlink.com Email: JPoulos@discoverlink.com Facebook: @Discoverlink Twitter: @Discoverlink LinkdIn: Discoverlink BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Folsom Prison" (Johnny Cash) - Youtube State Farm - Statefarm.com DISC assessment - TonyRobbins.com Bonzai trees - Wikipedia CHART - Chart.org NRA Educational Foundation - ChooseRestaurants.org Mary Adolf - Linkedin Ron Tite - RonTite.com William Shakespeare - Britannica.com John Kelley (White Castle) - Linkedin Stuart Smalley - SNL.Fandom.com Napa Valley - NapaValley.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel JOHN POULOS'S BIO: John brings more than 30 years of experience working with every facet of the foodservice industry to DiscoverLink, which he co-founded in 2003 and where he currently serves as President. He uses this vast industry expertise in his sales and account management role, understanding his clients’ biggest challenges and helping them develop and implement e-learning solutions that meet their needs. He also oversees DiscoverLink’s finance and accounting functions. John was previously Vice President of Sales at the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), where he worked with state restaurant associations and national chain customers on e-learning and training initiatives. Before joining the NRAEF he was Director of National Accounts and Research and Development for Grecian Delight, a maker of top-quality ethnic foods for the foodservice and retail markets. John’s thorough knowledge of the industry on every level is a key asset in helping clients implement an e-learning strategy that meets their needs cost-effectively.    John Poulos has been a member of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) since 2002 and was honored with the Spirit of CHART Award in 2015. John’s passion for the restaurant industry is matched only by his love of America’s fine wines. He thinks it’s the perfect pairing of career and hobby, as any of his customers can attest. John is based in West Chicago, Illinois. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
S2/Ep 76 - Kristy Sammis | When Someone Shows You Who They Are, Believe Them
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In this episode,  we talk with KRISTY SAMMIS, who is the Founder & Chief Innovation Officer of the industry-leading, award-winning influencer marketing agency, CLEVER. THOUGHT #1 When Someone Shows You Who They Are, Believe Them CONNECT: Website: RealClever.com Email: kristy@influencermarketingassociation.org Facebook: Real Clever Instagram: @RealCleverIG Linkedin: Kristy Sammis Twitter: @RealClever Tedx:  Youtube BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Opera Man - SNL.fandom.com "Another Brick in the Wall" (Pink Floyd) - Youtube Axum Coffee - AxumCoffee.com Etsy - Etsy.com Bret Michaels - BretMichaels.com Joe Exotic - Wikipedia The Kardasians - EOnline.com Fyre Festival - Wikipedia Influencer Marketing - InfluencerMarketingHub.com Brene Brown - BreneBrown.com Walmart.com - Walmart.com Jasmin Brand - Linkedin Doggie Diapers - Petco.com Talent Management - HrTechnologist.com TikTok - TikTok.com Marcus Buckingham - MarcusBuckingham.com Don Clifton - Wikipedia Gallup - Gallup.com First, Break All the Rules (Marcus Buckingham) - Amazon Now, Discover Your Strengths (Marcus Buckingham) - Amazon NFL's Super Bowl - NFL.com Black Lives Matter - BlackLivesMatter.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel KRISTY SAMMI'S BIO: Kristy Sammis is a pioneer of the influencer marketing industry, having worked to shape the space since its inception. She began developing brand-blogger partnerships in 2006, and founded CLEVER, the foremost influencer marketing agency in the US, in 2009.  Developing creative influencer programs for brands such as Ford, Disney, Amazon, General Mills, and Unilever helped establish CLEVER as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies (Silicon Valley Business Journal). Kristy and her two co-founders were also named Top 40 Over 40 (Forbes, 2018), Top Women In Media (FOLIO: Magazine, 2015), and authored Influencer Marketing For Dummies.  In 2019, Kristy took on the role of Executive Chair of the burgeoning Influencer Marketing Association (IMA), the only trade association dedicated to the practice of influencer marketing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
S2/Ep 75 - Johnny Damon | Enjoy Life.
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In this episode, we talk with JOHNNY DAMON, who is a 2x All-Star, 2x World Champion, former Major League Baseball icon and philanthropist.   THOUGHT #1 Enjoy Life. CONNECT: Website:  JohnnyDamon.org Website:  Go.Rallyup.com Facebook:JohnnyDamon Instagram: @JohnnyDamon Twitter: @JohnnyDamon BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" - Youtube Harry Caray - HarryCarays.com Cheetos - Cheetos.com LOST - Lostpedia.Fandom.com Boston Red Sox - MLB.com New York Yankees - MLB.com Babe Ruth - BabeRuth.com Dr. Phillips High School (Orlando) - DrPhillipsHS.ocps.net Kansas City Royals - MLB.com University of Florida - UFL.edu Jacoby Ellsbury - MLB.com Curtis Granderson - MLB.com Detroit Tigers - MLB.com Los Angeles Dodgers - MLB.com Mo Vaughn - MLB.com Mike Greenwell - MLB.com John Lester - MLB.com Mookie Betts - MLB.com Jackie Bradley Jr. - MLB.com Lynn Smith - Facebook Stuttering Association - WeStutter.org Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel JOHNNY DAMON'S BIO: A MLB star for 18 seasons, Johnny is one of the most outstanding, respected and durable players in MLB history.  After winning the 2004 World Series with the Boston Red Sox and achieving legendary superstar status in New England, Johnny signed with the New York Yankees in 2006. In 2009, he won a World Series with the Yankees, joining Babe Ruth, to be the only full-time, everyday players to achieve World Series rings with both the Red Sox and Yankees. Johnny was a two-time All-Star and only 4 players in MLB History exceed Damon’s career totals for hits, runs, home runs and stolen bases. He had 2769 hits for his career, 55th all-time. 31st in Runs, 49th 2B’s.  Johnny is that unique star athlete who has remained truly humble in the face of overwhelming popularity He also has that rare free spirit, enabling him to leverage his all-star performance over the past decade to become one of the most recognizable and popular players in MLB. A leader by example, Johnny is well-liked and highly-respected in the baseball community. Johnny established The Johnny Damon Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)3, to raise and donate funds to charitable organizations. The Foundation assists local and national programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for disadvantaged children at risk. Johnny resides in Orlando, FL with his wife Michelle and his eight children     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2020
S2/Ep 74 - Steve Cockram | To Truly Be Effective, Regularly ReCharge, ReFuel & ReFocus
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In this episode, we talk with speaker, author and consultant STEVE COCKRAM, the co-Founder of GiANT Worldwide, which is the fastest-growing (debt-free) technology company in the US that specializes in “People Intelligence." THOUGHT #1 To Truly Be Effective, Regularly ReCharge, ReFuel & ReFocus THOUGHT #2 Sustained Exhaustion is Not a Rite of Passage; It’s a Mark of Stupidity - Jason Fried  CONNECT: Website: SteveCockram.com Website:  GiantWorldwide.com Book: 5 Leadership Voices: How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead Book:  5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There is Never Enough Time Book: The 100X Leader: How to Become Someone Worth Following Email: steve@giantworldwide.com Facebook: Steve .Cockram.14 Instagram:  @SteveCockram Linkedin: Steve Cockram Twitter: @SteveCockram YouTube: TedX BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Help" (The Beatles) - Youtube Bee Gees - BeeGees.com BM Bidet - Amazon.com Ricardo Gonzales - Linkedin 5 Gears - ArtOfManliness.com Ferarri -Ferrari.com Emotional Intelligence - PychologyToday.com Yoga - Wikipeida Wheatgrass - WebMD.com The West Wing - IMDB.com What We Do in the Shadows - IMDB.com Franklin Planners - shop.FranklinPlanner.com Franklin-Covey (Stephen Covey) - FranklinCovey.com Jason Fried - Ted.com Basecamp - Basecamp.com Hamilton (musical) - HamiltonMusical.com COVID-19 - CDC.gov Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel STEVE COCKRAM'S BIO: Steve is an international speaker, best selling author and consultant to top- level executives and their teams around the world. He is the co-founder of a company called GiANT that specialises in “People Intelligence”. GiANT are currently the fastest growing, debt free tech company in the US. He is a subject matter expert on personality, organisational leadership, interpersonal communication and intentional multiplication. He is the co-author of 3 Books - The 100X Leader, 5 Leadership Voices and 5 Gears, all published by Wiley.  Steve has been married to Helen for 27 years and they have 3 gorgeous girls - Izzy (20), Megan (16), Charlotte (9). He has a long standing addiction to Test Match Cricket and Harewood Downs Golf Course is his spiritual home. He loves walking, watching movies and eating long dinners with good friends.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
S2/Ep 73 - Christina Martin | It's the Courage to Continue that Counts
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In this episode,  we talk with CHRISTINA MARTIN, who is a nationally-winning Hip Hop Dancer, American Ninja Warrior Athlete, Fitness Trainer for Kids & Adults, Keynote Speaker and the Executive Director of the Type Zero Foundation, a Central Florida non-profit for diabetes. THOUGHT #1 It's the Courage to Continue that Counts  THOUGHT #2 Strategic Quitting is the Secret of Successful Organizations  - Seth Godin   CONNECT: Website: TypeZeroFoundation.org Email: typezerofoundation@gmail.com Facebook: Christina Martin Instagram: @TypeZeroNinja Linkedin: Christina Martin BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" (Whitney Houston) - Youtube.com Miro - Miro.com doTerra - doTerra.com NBC's American Ninja Warrior - NBC.com The Squad (Hip Hop Crew) - Youtube.com Winston Churchill - Biography.com St. Francis of Assisi - Britannica.com Zebra Cakes (Lil Debbie) - LittleDebbie.com Seth Godin - SethGodin.com "Jack Dawson" (Titanic) - JamesCameronsTitanic.Fandom.com Gatorland Zoo - Gatorland.com "The Long and Winding Road" (The Beatles) - YouTube.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel CHRISTINA MARTIN'S BIO: As someone who loves dancing and tackling ninja obstacles, Christina Martin is ready for it all in the name of diabetes support!   She is a professional dancer, fitness trainer for kids and adults, and founder of a Central Florida non-profit organization for diabetes that she started as a teenager, Type Zero Foundation.  Christina dances with nationally-winning hip hop crew, TheSQUAD, and has competed against the rest of the world while living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).  She was invited on Season 11 of NBC’s TV show, “American Ninja Warrior,” as the first female with T1D on the show!  While also studying sport and exercise science as a full-time student at the University of Central Florida, her goal is to help individuals and families feel stronger with diabetes.  Through Christina’s determination to live a healthy lifestyle with T1D, she is now a motivational speaker, advocate for the diabetes community, and wants to help each of us learn to live an exceptional life worth fighting for. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020
S2/Ep 72 - Chris Stuart | When Your Outgo Exceeds Your Intake, Your Upkeep Becomes Your Downfall
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In this episode, we talk with CHRIS STUART, the President & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, one of America’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks with 50,000+ agents and 1,450+ offices. THOUGHT #1 When Your Outgo Exceeds Your Intake, Your Upkeep Becomes Your Downfall - Bill Earle THOUGHT #2 Most of Us Spend Too Much Time on What is Urgent and not Enough Time on What is Important – Stephen R. Covey CONNECT: Website: BerkshireHathaway.com Podcast: CHRIS STUART: GOOD TO KNOW Facebook: @HSFChrisStuart Instagram: @bhhsrealestate Linkedin: Chris Stuart Twitter: @HSFChrisStuart YouTube: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Home" (Phillip Phillips) - Youtube Hint Water - DrinkHint.com RIS Media - RisMedia.com Keeping up with the Joneses - Wikipedia MLM (Multi-level Marketing) - Investopedia HSF Affiliates - hsfaffiliates.com Intero - Intero.com Million Dollar Listing (Bravo) - BravoTV.com '78 Chevy Nova - Wikipedia.com Netflix - Netflix.com Apple iPhone - Apple.com 4DX (4 Disciplines of Execution) - FranklinCovey.com Net Income - Bankrate.com EBITDA - Investopedia.com Pre-Tax Income - Investopedia.com Gross Margin - Investopedia.com Stephen Covey - FranklinCovey.com Dave Ramsey - DaveRamsey.com DOS - Wikipedia.com Instagram - Instagram.com COVID19 - CDC.gov Pearson's Law - PositioningSystems.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel CHRIS STUART'S BIO: Chris Stuart was appointed CEO of HSF Affiliates LLC and CEO and President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in January 2019. Previously, he was COO for HSF Affiliates LLC overseeing Franchise Sales, Marketing and Technology among other work groups and responsibilities. Stuart joined HSF Affiliates in 2015 and assumed leadership of Franchise Sales a year later. In 2017, he was named senior vice president of Business Development and Operations and by 2018, he oversaw the daily operations of most departments. Prior to his arrival at HSF Affiliates, Stuart was part of the executive leadership team at Intero Real Estate Services in Silicon Valley. At Intero, he was chartered with growing and managing Intero’s franchise company and was involved in various corporate initiatives including technology strategy, leadership development and training, agent recruitment and more. Notable Accomplishments: - Named to RIS Media’s 2019 Class of Real Estate Newsmakers  - 2020 Swanepoel Top 200 Recognition Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
S2/Ep 71 - Brock Blake | Remember Who You Are (You're a Blake!)
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In this episode, we talk with BROCK BLAKE, the Founder & CEO of Lendio, which is the largest online marketplace of business loans in the U.S., facilitating over $10 Billion in loan approvals for small businesses. THOUGHT #1 Remember Who You Are (You're a Blake!) THOUGHT #2 If You Find Yourself Cutting Corners, Go in a Circle Instead ― Benny Bellamacina CONNECT: Website: Lendio.com Facebook: Brock Blake Instagram:  @BrockBlake Linkedin: Brock Blake Twitter: @BrockBlake YouTube: Lendio BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Money" (Pink Floyd) - Youtube Dunkin Donuts - DunkinDonuts.com Food Bank - FeedingAmerica.org Pole Beans - JohnnySeeds.com Road to Hana - RoadToHana.com Lendio  - Lendio.com Richard "RJ" Muto - LinkedIn.com Forbes - Forbes.com Inc. 500 - Inc.com Lendio Gives - Kiva.org. PPP Loan - SBA.gov Benny Bellamacina - Amazon.com Lamborghini - Lamborghini.com Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavericks, Shark Tank) - MarkCubanCompanies.com Consigliare (The Godfather) - Wikipedia Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel BROCK BLAKE'S BIO: Brock Blake is the CEO and founder of Lendio, the largest online marketplace of business loans in the U.S.  Brock believes that access to capital should be simpler and quicker for small business owners, and he’s built a successful company around solving this problem. Brock leads the team that has facilitated over $10B in loan approvals for small businesses.  An Inc. 500 CEO, national keynote speaker, Forbes columnist, and Utah’s Emerging Executive of the Year, Brock’s dedication extends far beyond the boardroom. He has shaped a superior company culture with a humble and hungry team that is passionate about driving results and giving back.  For every new loan facilitated on Lendio’s marketplace platform, Lendio Gives, an employee contribution and employer matching program, provides a microloan to a low-income entrepreneur around the world through Kiva.org.  Brock’s most important accomplishments come from being a husband and a father of four children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2020
S2/Ep 70 - Erik Baylis | You Can Choose to Never Have a Bad Day
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In this episode, we talk with ERIK BAYLIS, the owner of the Chicago-based restaurant group, Big Onion Hospitality, which is known for their creative concepts and exceptional food…but we also know him as an industry leader, cancer survivor and a great philanthropist. THOUGHT #1 You Have the Choice on How to Live Your Life; I Chose to Never Have a Bad Day THOUGHT #2 The Truth does not Change According to Our Ability to Stomach It  - Flannery O'Connor  CONNECT: Website: NHBD.org Email: EBaylis@BigOnionInc.com Facebook: @Erik.Baylis Instagram: @ErikBaylis Linkedin: Erik Baylis BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Come Together" (Joe Cocker) - YouTube NBC's Peacock - PeacockTV.com The Catcher in the Rye - Britannica.com Velveeta Cheese - MyFoodAndFamily.com Balloon Boy - ABCNews.go.com Big Onion Hospitality - BigOnionInc.com Illinois Restaurant Association - IllinoisRestaurants.com COVID-19 - CDC.gov Chicago-Style Pizza - Wikipedia Doc Sloan - Wikipedia Brian Tracy - BrianTracy.com Law of Accumulation - BrianTracy.com Epiphany - Dictionary.com "The Power of Positive Thinking" (Norman Vincent Peele) - Wikipedia Brett Culp  - BrettCulp.com Tommy Spaulding - TommySpaulding.com Flannery O'Conner -Wikipedia "Let Me Be" (Big Kettle Drum) - Youtube The Golden Rule - Britannica.com The Platinum Rule - inc.com Allie Trowbridge/Meet Copper - MeetCopper.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel ERIK BAYLIS' BIO: Erik Baylis is the owner of the Chicago-based restaurant group, Big Onion Hospitality. The group is known for their creative concepts and exceptional food. He is the Founder & President of the non-profit organization Never Had A Bad Day Foundation, which provides grants to families undergoing pediatric cancer treatment. With over 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry, he is looked up to as an industry leader on a national level.  Mr. Baylis has been called the modern-day Bill Veeck for his cutting-edge and original marketing ideas. Mr. Baylis believes in taking action to move the industry forward. He does so by serving on numerous Chicago neighborhood boards helping to shape the community at a local level. Additionally, he is a Board Member for the Illinois Restaurant Association. By pushing for change and improvements to legislation, he helps to strengthen the hospitality industry for all. His life experiences and natural ability to connect with others tied with his willingness to help others, has led him to a new passion of motivational speaking and restaurant marketing consulting. Mr. Baylis is known for his tenacious work-ethic and has a reputation for fully committing to his projects.   Mr. Baylis is married and has two sons. His lifelong passion for wrestling and mentoring is continued through coaching his neighborhood’s youth program. He firmly believes he has never had a bad day in his life. This philosophy is the cornerstone of his beliefs. It shapes how he leads his day-to-day life and how he operates his business.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
S2/Ep 69 - Jeremy Ryan Slate | Things Will Take More Time and Effort Than You Could Ever Imagine
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In this episode, we talk with JEREMY RYAN SLATE, who is an entrepreneur, public speaker and a Top 100 podcast host with his show, "Create Your Own Life Podcast", which helps people create life on their own terms at a world-class level. THOUGHT #1 Things Will Take More Time and Effort Than You Can Ever Imagine THOUGHT #2 If You Get Tired, Learn to Rest, Not to Quit  - Banksy CONNECT: Website: JeremyRyanSlate.com Website: CommandYourBrand.com Podcast: Create Your Own Life Facebook: @JeremyRyanSlate Instagram: @JeremyRyanSlate LinkedIn: Jeremy Ryan Slate Twitter: @JeremyRyanSlate YouTube: Jeremy Ryan Slate BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" (The Darkness) - YouTube Apple Podcasts - Podcasts.Apple.com Podbean - Podbean.com Stitcher - Stitcher.com Fly Fishing - Wikipedia Girl Scout Cookies - Girlscouts.org CBD (Cannibidiol) - Health.Harvard.edu Grant Cardone- GrantCardone.com Danica Patrick - DanicaPatrick.com Seth Godin - SethGodin.com Tucker Max - TuckerMax.com "Long and Winding Road" (The Beatles) - YouTube.com Etsy - Etsy.com The 10X Rule (book) - Amazon.com Ted Nugent - TedNugent.com David Astbury - Wikipedia Amway - Amway.com Multi-Level Network Marketing - Investopedia.com Michael Dorf - MichaelDorf.com Gary Vaynerchuk - GaryVaynerchuk.com Banksy - wikipedia.org Nigel (Steve Howarth) - LinkedIn Egg McMuffin - McDonalds.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel JEREMY RYAN SLATE'S BIO: Jeremy Ryan Slate is the founder of the Create Your Own Life Podcast, a show to help people create life on their own terms at a world-class level.  He studied literature at Oxford University, and is a former champion powerlifter turned new media entrepreneur.   At the age of 19, Jeremy had a near death experience as a routine surgery led him to receive last rites from a priest.  He recovered and graduated with his masters degree into one of the worst job markets in history. He ended up working 16 hour days painting houses and managing a gym.  When he landed his “dream job” as a teacher, he quickly realized it was not what he wanted to be doing with his life. That's when his entrepreneur journey and the Create Your Own Life Podcast was born. The Create Your Own Life Podcast aims to bring world class people to help mentor his audience to create life on their own terms.  It has been downloaded over 2.5 million times. Jeremy has interviewed over 500 entrepreneurs he greatly admires including Grant Cardone, Danica Patrick, Seth Godin, Tucker Max and Robert Greene.  He’s also a featured writer for Influencive and Business.com.  After his success in podcasting, Jeremy Slate and his wife, Brielle Slate, founded Command Your Brand Media to help entrepreneurs hone their message and impact thousands with the power of storytelling. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
S2/Ep 68 - Jasmin Brand | Does Your Audio Match Your Visual?
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In this episode, we talk with JASMIN BRAND who is an entrepreneur, community change agent and a thought leader in media, culture, brand strategy and startups THOUGHT #1 Does Your Audio Match Your Visual? THOUGHT #2 Reality is Always Kinder than the Stories We Tell About It  - Byron Katie  CONNECT: Website: JasminBrand.com Facebook: Jasmin Brand Instagram: @JasminBrand LinkedIn: Jasmin Brand Twitter: @JasminBrand BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Hold Me Now" (Thompson Twins) - YouTubeBerkshire Hathaway - BerkshireHathaway.com Summer Brand Camp (Black Box Intelligence) - TDn2k.com New York Times- NYTimes.com Tex-Mex - Wikipedia The Start - JasminBrand.co Dallas Business Journal - BizJournals.com Examiner - WashingtonExaminer.com Rick Astley - RickAstley.co.uk Instagram - Instagram.com Rick Springfield - Jessi's Girl - YouTube Unwind Live - Kpcc.org Tay Zonday - TayZonday.com Isaac Tigrett - Isaac-Tigrett.com "Profersonalization" - mix between Personal & Professional Jason Seiden - JasonSeiden.com Doritos - Doritos.com COVID-19 - CDC.gov The Work (Byron Katie) - TheWork.com IP (Intellectual Property) - Wikipedia Catholicism - Wikipedia Hinduism - Wikipedia Muslim - Wikipedia Buddhism - Wikipedia Christianity - Wikipedia Atheism - Wikipedia Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel JASMIN BRAND'S BIO: Jasmin Brand is an entrepreneur, community change agent and a thought leader in media, culture, brand strategy and startups. She is the founder of The Start, a creative agency and digital publisher specializing in culturally rich content and experiential events. She brings close to a decade of executive experience in tech-driven, marketing strategy and digital publishing to the Texas media landscape and recently served as CEO of the region’s first platform dedicated to the Dallas-Fort Worth startup scene. In late 2019, she joined Dallas-based startup Unwined Live, a social platform and media agency dedicated to re-imagining the food, wine and travel industries using technology. She is an investor and currently serves as head of global marketing and strategy. Some of Jasmin’s accolades include: Minority Business Leader of the Year Award presented by the Dallas Business Journal First Ever Recipient of the Young Professional Leadership ATHENA Award presented by the Dallas Regional Chamber and KPMG Techweek 100 Talent Cultivator Award Best of the Best in PR/Marketing by Examiner.com Leadership Dallas Alumni 10 Texas Women To Watch In Media, Houston Urban Media Jasmin launched Her Texas, the first ever digital ecosystem for women who live, work and play in Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2020
S2/Ep 67 - CMSgt Kaleth Wright | Never Forget Where You Came From
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In this episode, we talk with Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, KALETH WRIGHT, who is the highest enlisted officer in the US Air Force. THOUGHT #1 Never Forget Where You Came From...and Always Be True to Yourself THOUGHT #2 No One Can Fill You with Anything, if You're Already Full of Yourself. - Adaptation of Max Lucado quote CONNECT: Website: af.mil Facebook: @CMSAFOfficial Instagram: @CMSAFWright Linkedin:  Kaleth O. Wright Twitter: @CMSAF18 YouTube:  U.S. Air Force Academy BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins) - YouTube.com "What We Do in the Shadows" (TV show) - Hulu.com Page Two Publishing - pagetwo.com Game of Thrones (TV show) - HBO.com "Huey" (Bell UH-1 Iroquois Utility Helicopter) - wikipedia.com Chief Amy Riley (Ramstein AFB) - Linkedin Max Lucado - MaxLucado.com Joe Winbush - Linkedin Joint Base Andrews - JBA.af.mil The Pentagon - Brittanica.com PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) - MayoClinic.org Brene Brown - BreneBrown.com Malcolm Gladwell - GladwellBooks.com Sec. Colin Powell - History.state.gov Top Gun (1986 movie) - imdb.com USAF Chief of Staff Gen. Goldfien  - af.mil Col. Rebeccas Sonkiss (Andrews AFB) - Flippingbook.com CMSgt USAF Joanne Bass - af.mil Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel CMSgt KALETH WRIGHT'S BIO: Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright represents the highest enlisted level of leadership, and as such, provides direction for the enlisted force and represents their interests, as appropriate, to the American public and to those in all levels of government. He serves as the personal adviser to the Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization and progress of more than 410,000 enlisted members. Chief Wright is the 18th chief master sergeant appointed to the highest noncommissioned officer position.  Chief Wright enlisted in the Air Force in March of 1989 and his background includes various duties in the dental career field. He served as a Professional Military Education instructor and has held various senior enlisted positions while serving at squadron, group, wing, Task-Force and Numbered Air Force levels. He has deployed in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD/STORM and ENDURING FREEDOM and completed overseas tours in the Republic of Korea, Japan, Germany, and Alaska.  Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Command Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, with headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.  EDUCATION  1993 Airman Leadership School, Pope Air Force Base, N.C.  2000 Associates in Applied Science Degree, Dental Assisting, Community College of the Air Force  2000 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kadena AB, Japan  2002 Bachelor of Science, Business Management, University of Maryland  2003 Associates in Applied Science Degree, Instructor of Technology/Military Science, CCAF  2005 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala.  2007 Air Force Medical Service Intermediate Executive Skills Course, Sheppard AFB  2009 Masters in Business Administration, University of Phoenix  2010 Master Certificate in Project Management, Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.  2010 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala.  2010 Professional Managers Certification, CCAF  2012 Gettysburg Leadership Experience, Gettysburg, Pa.  2012 Senior Enlisted Joint PME Course, National Defense University, by correspondence  2013 Project Management Professional Certification, Project Management Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.  2013 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia  2014 Keystone Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course, National Defense University, Fort McNair, D.C.  2014 AFSO21 Executive Leaders Course, University of Tennessee 2014 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence  2015 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo.  2016 Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.  2018 Sherpa Executive Coaching Course, Sherpa Leadership Institute, Howard University, Washington, D.C.  2019 National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Center for Pubic Leadership, Cambridge, MA  ASSIGNMENTS  1. September 1989 – June 1994, Dental Assistant Specialist, 23rd Medical Group, Pope AFB, N.C.  2. July 1994 – July 1995, Dental Assistant Journeyman, 51st Dental Squadron, Osan AB, Korea  3. August 1995 – August 2001, NCOIC, Preventive Dentistry/Records and Reception/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Dental Readiness, 18th Dental Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan  4. August 2001 – August 2004, Flight Chief, Training/Evaluation, Kisling NCOA, Kapaun AS, Germany  5. September 2004 – February 2007, Flight Chief, Dental Flight, 43rd ADOS, Pope AFB, N.C.  6. February 2007 – February 2009, Superintendent, 51st Dental Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea  7. February 2009- July 2010, Superintendent, 3rd Dental Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska  8. July 2010 – May 2011, Superintendent, 18th Dental Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan  9. May 2011 – May 2012, Superintendent, 18th Mission Support Group, Kadena AB, Japan  10. May 2012 – February 2014, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell AFB, Kan.  11. February 2014 – December 2014, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan  12. January 2015 – June 2016, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force, Ramstein AB, Germany  13. June 2016 – January 2017, Command Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein AB, Germany  14. February 2017 – Present, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. M MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS  Legion of Merit  Bronze Star Medal  Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters  Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster  Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster  Air Force Recognition Ribbon with oak leaf cluster  OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS  1997 18th Dental Squadron NCO of the Year  1998 18th Dental Squadron NCO of the Year  2000 18th Dental Squadron NCO of the Year  2000 PACAF Outstanding Dental NCO of the Year  2000 USAF Outstanding Dental NCO of the Year  2000 John L. Levitow and Academic Achievement Awards, Kadena NCOA  2005 43rd Airlift Wing and Pope AFB SNCO of the Year  2005 AMC Outstanding Dental SNCO of the Year  EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force February 2017 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
S2/Ep 66 - Michael Dorf | Think in Excel, Sell the Concept in Word
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In this episode, we talk with MICHAEL DORF, the Founder & CEO of City Winery, currently an 8-location, fully-functional winery, restaurant, music venue and private event space, showcasing some of music's most iconic performers. THOUGHT #1 Think in Excel, Sell the Concept in Word. THOUGHT #2 Half the World is Composed of People Who Have Something to Say and Can't...and the Other Half Who Have Nothing to Say and Keep Saying It. - Robert Frost CONNECT: Website: CityWinery.com Website:  MichaelDorf.com Book: Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World Email: Michael@CityWinery.com Facebook: Michael.Dorf Instagram: MichaelCityWinery LinkedIn: Michael Dorf Twitter:  @MichaelDorf BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "I'm a Sucker for You" (The Jonas Brothers) - YouTube COVID-19 - CDC.gov Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) - IMDB.com The Knitting Factory - KnittingFactory.com Apple - Apple.com MCI - MCI.com INTEL - Intel.com Bell Atlantic - Verizon.com The New Yorker - NewYorker.com Microsoft Excel - Wikipedia Microsoft Word - Wikipedia Microsoft Powerpoint - Wikipedia Lotus Notes - Wikipedia Alan Schaefer - BandingPeopleTogether.com Clay Pigeon - Wikipedia Isaac Tigrett -Isaac.Tigrett.com Pier 57 at Hudson River Park - HudsonRiverPark.org Venture Capitalist (VC) - Investopedia Private Equity (PE) - Investopedia Profit & Loss Statement (P&L) - Investopedia Return on Investment (ROI) - Investopedia Fake News- Wikipedia Robert Frost - PoetryFoundation.org Vince Lombardi - VinceLombardi.com Gary Vaynerchuck - GaryVaynerchuck.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel MICHAEL DORF'S BIO Michael Dorf was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. After studying Psychology and Business at Washington University, he founded New York City’s go-to venue for independent music, the Knitting Factory, in 1986. As Knitting Factory Chairman and CEO, Dorf helped bring the concert house to global prominence by expanding into Europe and Asia via tours, branded festivals, and record production and sales.  Dorf was recognized as a pioneer in producing music on the Internet, through a variety of strategic relationships with Apple Computer, Intel, MCI, and Bell Atlantic. During his Knitting Factory tenure, he produced over 200 recordings, a television series, and built a new venue in Los Angeles. In 2002, he left his operating responsibilities and sold his equity position to pursue other endeavors, including a Carnegie Hall concert fundraiser series, founding a Hebrew school, and winemaking. By 2008, Dorf had conceptualized a venue that brought his love for both the making and enjoyment of wine under one roof and created City Winery–Manhattan’s first fully-functional winery, restaurant, music venue and private event space. City Winery offers a wide selection of wines, exquisite cuisine and intimate performances from iconic performers. Dorf expanded his company in 2012 with the opening of City Winery Chicago. Subsequent years have brought new venues  to Nashville, Atlanta, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Hudson Valley (2020).  Dorf has become one of the most prolific independent promoters in New York, an important music impresario, and according the The New Yorker, he has “perfected the art of the tribute concert.”  Over 13 years, the fundraiser series has honored legends like Aretha Franklin, Leonard Cohen, and Prince while raising over $1.5 million for such music education programs as the American Symphony Orchestra's Music Notes, Church Street School for Music and Art, Young Audiences New York, Fixing Instruments for Kids in Schools, Little Kids Rock and the Center for Arts Education.  Dorf also has very strong ties to the Jewish Community. He created Tribeca Hebrew, an after-school program in Lower Manhattan and developed the school to 150 children before it merged with JCP in 2009. He serves on the board of The Jewish Week, American Symphony Orchestra, Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals and is currently Chairman of LabShul/Storahtelling.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2020
S2/Ep 65 - Soledad O'Brien | Take 24 Hours to Wallow, But on the 25th Get Back to Work
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In this episode, we talk with SOLEDAD O'BRIEN, the award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist...and the producer & anchor of "Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien". THOUGHT #1 Take 24 Hours to Wallow, but on the 25th Hour...Bounce Back with a Plan and Get Back to Work. THOUGHT #2 Don't Spend Time Beating on a Wall, Hoping to Change it into a Door. - Coco Chanel CONNECT: Website: SoledadOBrienProductions.com TV Show: MatterofFact.tv Book: The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities Book: Latino in America Podcast: Murder on the Towpath Facebook: @SoledadOBrien.OfficialPage Instagram: @SoledadOBrien Linkedin: Soledad OBrien Productions Twitter: @SoledadOBrien BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel 5DollarTracks.com - 5DollarTracks.com "Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien" (TV show) - https://matteroffact.tv CNN - CNN.com HBO Real Sports - HBO.com WedMD - WebMD.com PBS NewsHour - PBS.org Harvard University - Harvard.edu Cambridge, MA - CambridgeMA.gov Coronoviris (COVID-19) - CDC.gov The Far Side (Gary Larson) - TheFarSide.com Candystriper - Merriam-Webster.com Nurse's Aid - AmericasJobExchange.com PowHERful Foundation - Powherful.com Marcus Buckingham - MarcusBuckingham.com Don Clifton - Wikipedia.com Gallup Organization - Gallup.com "First, Break All the Rules" (book) - Amazon.com Equestrian - Wikipedia John Deere - Deere.com Sam's Club - SamsClub.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com SOLEDAD O'BRIEN'S BIO: Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist who anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.”  O’Brien, founder and CEO of Soledad O’Brien Productions, also reports for HBO Real Sports, the PBS NewsHour, WebMD and has authored two books.  She has appeared on networks, Fox and Oxygen and anchored and reported for NBC, MSNBC and CNN.  She has won numerous awards, including three Emmys, the George Peabody award, an Alfred I DuPont prize and the Gracie.  Newsweek Magazine named her one of the “15 People Who Make America Great.”  With her husband, she is founder of the PowHERful  Foundation that helps young women get to and through college. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
S2/Ep 64 - Kendall Ware | Embrace Turnover by Investing in People
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In this episode, we talk with KENDALL WARE, who is a Certified  Franchise Executive and President & CEO of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. THOUGHT #1 Embrace Turnover by Investing in People THOUGHT #2 Losing a Game is Heartbreaking; Losing Your Sense of Excellence or Worth is a Tragedy - Joe Paterno CONNECT: Website: OrangeLeafYogurt.com Facebook: Kendall.Ware.94 Instagram: @KendallWare87 Linkedin: Kendall Ware Twitter: @KWareOriginal Email: KWare@OranageLeafYogurt.com BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "Good as Hell" (Lizzo) - YouTube CiCi's Pizza - CiCis.com Ghengis Grill - GhengisGrill.com IFA (International Franchise Association) - Franchise.org Humble Donut Co - HumbleDonuts.com Old School Bagel - OldSchoolBagel.com Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) - Chart.org Oklahoma's 30 Under 30 - NextGenUnder30 P&L - Investopedia.com Franchisee - Investopedia.com ACT - ACT.org SAT - Wikipedia Global Student Leadership Day - GlobalStudentLeadershipDay.com Stu Saunders - YLCC.com Penn State - PSU.edu Joe Paterno - Wikipedia Steve Routhier - Linkedin Kingdom Vision - MultiplyVineyard.com Tithe - Wikipedia Randy Ross - DrRandyRoss.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel KENDALL WARE'S BIO: Kendall Ware was previously the VP of Operations & Training for the Orange Leaf brand and in 2017 he was promoted to President & COO, at age 30.  Kendall strives to Make Life Sweeter by enhancing franchisee satisfaction, improving unit level economics and leading strategic initiatives that keep guests returning more often. In an effort to expand growth opportunities and optimize support services,  Kendall led the strategy to create a new brand called Humble Donut Co. and acquire an existing brand called Old School Bagel. As of today, they collectively serve over 150 locations operating in 25 states and Mexico.  Kendall has 15 years of franchise business and leadership experience which he has developed at other brands such as CiCi’s Pizza and Genghis Grill.  Kendall stays active in supporting the International Franchise Association (IFA), National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the Council of Restaurant & Hotel Trainers (CHART). A passionate and engaging speaker, he frequently speaks to industry professionals and shares lessons learned from his journey as a young leader. He is a Certified Franchise Executive through the IFA and a recipient of Oklahoma’s 30 under 30 award.  Kendall resides in Dallas, TX with his beautiful wife Arielle and their 9 month old daughter Lively, with a bouncing baby boy on the way! When he’s not spending time with his family, he loves spending time outdoors rollerblading, which he previously did professionally growing up! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2020
S2/Ep 63 - Derreck Kayongo | In Tough Times, Have Courageous Conversations
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In this episode, we talk with DERRECK KAYONGO, who is a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, Global Soap Project Founder, and former CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. THOUGHT: In Tough Times, Have Courageous Conversations CONNECT: Website: KepplerSpeakers.com Email: DerreckKayongo@gmail.com Facebook: Derreck.Kayongo Instagram: DerreckKayongo Linkedin: Derreck Kayongo Twitter: @DerreckKayongo BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Global Soap Project - Global Soap Project National Center of Civil and Human Rights - CivilandHumanRights.org HR Florida (SHRM) - HRFlorida.org COVID-19 - CDC.gov George Floyd - Wikipedia Winston Churchill - Wikipedia Uganda - Wikipedia Larry Byrd - Wikipedia Magic Johnson - Wikipedia NBA - NBA.com World Series - Baseball-Almanac.com Hilton - Hilton.com Cholera - WebMD.com Dengue Fever - CDC.gov CNN Heroes - CNN.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel DERRECK KAYONGO'S BIO: With his trademark panache, Derreck Kayongo tells his courageous story of survival, social entrepreneurship, and humanitarianism, and the life lessons he learned along the way.  From Ugandan refugee to successful entrepreneur, CEO, and renowned human rights activist, Derreck’s journey inspires audiences to dream big. Through personable and articulate storytelling, he shares his visionary ideas for harnessing the power of observation and creative problem solving, applicable to any organization or community. It’s all about taking responsibility while looking for opportunities to improve.   Derreck is the founder of the Global Soap Project: a humanitarian aid organization that collects discarded and unused soap from thousands of hotels worldwide, reprocesses it, then distributes it to in-need populations around the world. The project was born from his simple observation about how much soap is available in hotels, and how much is thrown away when hotel rooms are turned. This observation turned into a simple yet innovative idea that is now battling global health issues in 90 countries. Hygiene-related diseases, and the resulting deaths, have dissipated in many at-risk communities, thanks in part to Derreck’s creative problem solving.   The energy and enthusiasm levels are unmatched as Derreck brings his stories and principles to life. He identifies the key factors of his personal and professional success with the memorable acronym S.E.L.F.: Service, Education, Leadership and Faith. He calls upon his dynamic experiences to empower audiences, inspiring an entrepreneur spirit made possible only through creative problem solving. Derreck’s emotionally-packed presentations linger long after his speech, empowering audiences to invent their own self-made motto of success so they can create tangible change in the world.  In creating this global humanitarian initiative, Derreck demonstrates that a simple yet novel idea has the power to transform millions of lives. That “the little guy can do something big.” It is this creativity and innovation that led him to be named a 2011 CNN Top Ten Hero and a 2014 TED Talks speaker.  Derreck’s demonstrated passion for helping others and commitment to innovative thinking led him to the role of CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. During his time as CEO, he elevated the visibility of the Center on a global scale, showcasing stories of victims of civil rights abuse and the heroic actions that changed the course of history.  Recently, Derreck joined the board of trustees for Helen Keller International, an organization committed to improving the sight of vulnerable populations around the world. He is also an advisory board member for The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.  Derreck Kayongo is an internationally recognized visionary and humanitarian. The Global Soap Project demonstrates his creativity and innovation, making him a leader in both global health and environmental sustainability. His infectious optimism and powerful storytelling inspire audiences from all walks of life to see the bigger picture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
S2/Ep 62 - The 1st Anniversary Episode (with Celebrity Guests)
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Recorded from our Facebook Live show in celebration of our 1-year Anniversary, which included 18 surprise guest stars. No impressions, but the real deals. Check out what all the buzz is about.   THOUGHTS PROVIDED: You Suck, Leave the Business - Gilbert Gottfried Think Fast, Speak Slow - Lorenzo Lamas Work Like You Don't Need the Money, Love Like Your Heart Has Never Been Broken, and Dance Like No One is Watching - Jennifer Love Hewitt Show Up Everyday On Time and Ready to Work - Jon Dorenbos Work Really Hard and Be Consistent - Heather Put God First - Montell Jordan Don't Be Like Howard :( - High Pitch Erik Vulnerability is Empowerment - Tay Zonday Don't Let Anyone Set Your Limitations - Kevin Sorbo Go FIsh - John O'Hurley No Advice For You!  - Larry Thomas When You Can Sit Down, Sit Down - Carson Kressley Are You Willing To Do What You Have To Do To Get What You Want (Legally) - Jon Lovitz Don't Be Ashamed of Your Success - Sir Mix-A-lot Fame Doesn't Change You, It Only Magnifies What is Going On In Your Life  - Justin Guarini Always Tell The Truth - Jonathan Goldsmith CONNECT: Website: ThoughtsThatRock.com Podcast: Thoughts That Rock Facebook: ThoughtsThatRock Instagram: @ThoughtsThatRock Linkedin: Thoughts That Rock Twitter: @TTR_Podcast YouTube: Thoughts That Rock BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Gilbert Gottfried - GilbertGottfried.com Lorenzo Lamas - IMDb Jennifer Love Hewitt - IMDb Jon Dorenbos - JonDorenbos.com Allisyn Snyder - IMDb Montell Jordan - Wikipedia High Pitch Erik - IMDb Tay Zonday - TayZonday.com Kevin Sorbo - KevinSorbo.com Melissa Etheridge - MelissaEtheridge.com John O'Hurley - IMDb Larry Thomas - RealSoupNazi.com Carson Kressley - IMDb Jon Lovitz - IMDb Sir Mix-A-Lot - Wikipedia Justin Guarini - Wikipedia Brooke Burke - BrookeBurke.com Jonathan Goldsmith - IMDb Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
S2/Ep 61 - Carol Dover | Leave a Legacy to Be Proud Of
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In this episode, we talk with CAROLD DOVER, the President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA). THOUGHT #1 Leave a Legacy to Be Proud Of THOUGHT #2 The Evil That Men Do Lives After Them; The Good Is Oft Interred with Their Bones  - William Shakespeare CONNECT: Website: FRLA.org Email: cdover@frla.org Facebook: Carol.B.Dover Instagram: FRLANews Linkedin: Carol Dover Twitter: @CarolBDover BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: The Barry Gibb Talk Show (SNL) - YouTube Stitcher - Stitcher.com Overcast - Overcast.fm John Varvatos - JohnVarvatos.com  FLRA (Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association) - FLRA.org Chicken Salad Chick - Yummly.com Beer Industry of Florida - FloridaBrewersGuild.org Bob Martinez - Wikipedia Florida Outdoor Advertising Association - FOAA.org Dan Murphy - Linkedin Bush Administration - MillerCenter.org Geoff Luebkemann - Linkedin Richard Turner - Linkedin Cash Cow - Investopedia Algae Bloom - Wikipedia Zika Virus- CDC.gov Covid-19 (Coronavirus)- CDC.gov Danielle Rosse - LinkedIn Black Lives Matter Movement - BlackLivesMatter.com William Shakespeare - Wikipedia Julius Caesar - Shakespeare.org ZOOM - ZOOM.us Furlough - Wikipedia 9/11 - Wikipedia Jeb Bush - Wikipedia Driving Miss Daisy - Wikipedia Seal of Commitment Program - FLRA.org Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel CAROL DOVER'S BIO: Carol B. Dover has served as President & CEO of the more than 10,000-member Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) since July of 1995. Dover is a professional association manager, a lobbyist, a former government executive, and a Florida State University Dedman School of Hospitality graduate with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management.After graduating from Florida State University in 1978, Dover accepted the position of Assistant Director of the Beer Industry of Florida. This position familiarized her with the rules, regulations and tax laws associated with the beverage industry – information which has been beneficial in her role with FRLA.In 1989, Dover moved inside the halls of the Florida Capitol and was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the Governor, serving in the Martinez administration. As Bob Martinez’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Dover was responsible for the Governor’s many executive appointments, served as his spokesperson, and represented his administration before the Florida Legislature.Dover’s other professional accomplishments include positions at the Department of Business and Professional Regulation as the Director of the Division of Hotels and Restaurants, the first woman to serve as Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention in the State Fire Marshall’s Office, and President/CEO of the Florida Outdoor Advertising Association.As FRLA’s President &CEO, Dover works to protect, educate, and promote the diverse interests of Florida’s $111.7 billion hospitality industry. Comprised of 1.5 million employees, hospitality is the Sunshine State’s largest industry and represents individuals from every walk of life. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Restaurant Association, Council of State Restaurant Associations, International Society of Hotel Association Executives, VISIT FLORIDA, Florida State University College of Business Board of Governors, Florida TaxWatch and the Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park.On opening day of the 2003 Legislative Session, Dover was diagnosed with breast cancer and courageously fought to beat the cancer. Dover, a native of Orlando, is married and has three children and three grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities including dressage riding and running. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
S2/Ep 60 - Laurie Ruettimann | A Job Worth Doing Is A Job Worth Doing Well.
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In this episode, we talk with LAURIE RUETTIMANN, a former human resources leader turned writer, speaker, podcaster and entrepreneur.    THOUGHT #1 A Job Worth Doing is a Job Worth Doing Well. THOUGHT #2 Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Doesn't Want to Work Hard - Tim Notke CONNECT: Website: LaurieRuettimann.com Website: WorkLifeCats.com Website: IHateHR.com Podcast: PunkRockHR Book: "Betting On You: How to Put Yourself First and (Finally) Take Control of Your Career"  (Jan 2021) Facebook: @LRuettimann Instagram: @LRuettimann Linkedin: Laurie Ruettimann Twitter: @LRuettimann BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "99 LuftBallons" (Nina) - YouTube Human Resources (HR) - Wikipedia Foster cats - Petfinder.com Snuggie - SnuggieStore.com Tik Tok - TikTok.com Duct tape - Wikipedia Monsanto - Monsanto.com Pfizer - Pfizer.com Unilever - Unilever.com Kat Cole "Hustle Muscle" - now.Leadercast.com Jack Welch - Wikipedia Sig Sigma - Wikipedia Continuous Listening Platforms - CultureAmp.com COVID-19 - CDC.gov Black Lives Matter - BlackLivesMatter.com The No Asshole Rule (Bob Sutton) - Amazon Stanford University - Stanford.edu Tim Tebow - TimTebow.com Allen Iverson (76'ers) - Wikipedia ESPN - ESPN.com Chicago Bulls - NBA.com Charles Dickens - Biography.com Improv Acting - Wikipedia Tim Notke - Quora.com Any Given Sunday  - IMDB.com Darrell Armstrong (Orlando Magic) - Wikipedia Alan Stein Jr. - AlanSteinJr.com Rocky (movie) - IMDB.com Rudy (movie) - IMDB.com Peyton Manning - Wikipedia Jamie Foxx - IMDB.com Michael Jordan - Wikipedia Darrell Armstrong - Wikipedia Tiger Woods - TigerWoods.com Lebron James - LebronJames.com Tom Brady - Wikipedia Michael Phelps - Olympic.org Silicon Valley (HBO) - HBO.com Thomas Middelstitch - IMDB.com Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL) - FLSouthern.edu University of Florida - UFL.edu Apple - Apple.com Zappos - Zappos.com Amazon - Amazon.com Microsoft - Microsoft.com Hospitality industry - Wikipedia Keith Overton - Linkedin Tradewinds Resort (Clearwater, FL) - TradewindsResort.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel LAURIE RUETTIMANN'S BIO: Laurie Ruettimann is a former human resources leader turned writer, speaker, and entrepreneur. She is known for her commonsense style and straightforward approach to workforce issues. Her podcast, Punk Rock HR, is one of the fastest-growing management and business podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Pandora. Laurie’s career began in 1995 at a candy company where she provided HR operations assistance and recruiting services in a manufacturing environment that was heavily unionized and staffed with immigrants from war-torn Bosnia. Since those glorious days, she’s worked at Monsanto, Alberto-Culver (now Unilever), Kemper Insurance (out of business), and Pfizer. Laurie began blogging in 2004 on a nascent platform called BlogSpot while working at Pfizer, telling stories that would likely get her fired. After laying off thousands of workers and watching her husband lose his job at the same company, she exited corporate America to focus her time and attention on speaking truth to power by writing, speaking, and advising companies on how to make HR better. Laurie has been featured on major American media platforms such as NPR, The New Yorker, Vox, and CNN. She is the creator of the websites The Cynical Girl and Punk Rock HR, which Forbes named as one of its top 100 websites for women. She was a contributing editor for The Conference Board Review and a contributor to online ventures such as Mediabistro, AOL, and BusinessInsider.com.  Laurie believes that self-leadership and individual accountability are the competencies required for the future of work. Her advice has been featured in a variety of publications—including CIO Magazine, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Inc., Men’s Health, Real Simple, The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. CareerBuilder and CNN have recognized her as a top career advisor in the United States Laurie is a sought-after public speaker who delivers keynote speeches to audiences all around the world. She appeared onstage at the 92nd Street Y and Harvard Business School, founded GlitchPath, an early-stage start-up focused on project management, and started a new podcast in April 2018. Her second book called "Betting On You: How to Put Yourself First and (Finally) Take Control of Your Career" with Henry Holt Books is due out on January 4, 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
S2/Ep 59 - Simon T. Bailey | Love and Respect Have No Color
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In this episode, we talk with SIMON T. BAILEY, breakthrough strategist, keynote speaker, innovator and author. THOUGHT #1 Love and Respect Have No Color. THOUGHT #2 A Man Can't Ride Your Back, Unless It's Bent - Martin Luther King Jr. CONNECT: Website: SimonTBailey.com Book: Be the Spark: Five Platinum Service Principles for Creating Customers for Life Book: Brilliant Living: 31 Insights to Creating an Awesome Life (Brilliant Living Series) Book: Releasing Leadership Brilliance: Breaking Sound Barriers in Education Facebook: Simon T. Bailey Instagram: @Simon T. Bailey Linkedin: Simon T. Bailey Twitter: @SimonTBailey YouTube: Simon T. Bailey BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: "My Generation" (The Who) - YouTube Killa Thug Tooth Jeweler - KillaThug.com Woke - Wikipedia Jersey Shore - TripAdvisor.com "Hey Jude" (The Beatles) - YouTube Walt Disney World - DisneyWorld.Disney.Go.com Linkedin Learning - Lynda.com  Disney Institute - DisneyInstitute.com San Diego Zoo - Zoo.SanDiegoZoo.org George Floyd - Wikipedia Martin Luther King Jr. - Wikipedia "Just A Man" (Big Kettle Drum) - YouTube "Not For Sale" campaign - NotForSaleCampaign.org "The Dark Side of Chocolate" (Documentary) - YouTube Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel SIMON T. BAILEY'S BIO: Success magazine calls Simon T. Bailey one of the Top 25 people that will help you reach your business and life goals. He is in a list that includes Oprah Winfrey & Dr. Brene Brown. His viral video posted by Goalcast to Facebook has over 87 million views. Washington Speakers Bureau recently selected him as one of the top 1 2 Business Speakers and Big Speak Speakers Bureau selected as one of the Top Sales Kick-Off Speakers for 2020 Today, Simon is a Breakthrough Strategist who goes beyond feel-good content and provides real-life deliverables that impact lives. His wisdom and expertise enabled an Orlando-based healthcare system to be acquired and a division of a hospitality company to be ranked No. 1 for customer service by Expedia.com. He has worked with 1800 organizations in 49 countries. A few of his clients include Google, Microsoft, MasterCard, Hilton Hotels, American Nurses Association, and the NSA (National Security Association). Simon has more than 30 years’ experience in the hospitality industry including serving as sales director for Disney Institute, based at Walt Disney World Resort. He is the author of ten books including the HarperCollins-published book, Release Your Brilliance, Releasing Leadership Brilliance published by Corwin Press (a division of Sage Publishing), and Shift Your Brilliance, published by SoundWisdom. His three online courses on Linked In Learning (Lynda.com) have been viewed by people in 100 countries. Simon currently serves as a board member of the U.S. Dream Academy, a twenty-year old organization whose mission is to increase high school graduation rates for children whose parent(s) are incarcerated. He also serves on the board for the Orlando Health Foundation Board, a $4 Billion 100-year old non-profit hospital with 20,000 employees based in Orlando, Florida. Simon is a Summa Cum Laude master’s degree graduate of Faith Christian University and was inducted as an honorary member of the University of Central Florida Golden Key Honor Society. He has also served on the advisory council for Management and Executive Education for the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, one of the top 25 best private graduate business schools in the U.S. Recently he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Humanities from Kayiwa International University/United Graduate College and Seminary International in Kampala, Uganda for his global impact. Furthermore, he has received the World Civility Award from iChange Nations and is acknowledged as a World Civility Ambassador. When Simon is not busy advancing professionals’ and organizations’ development, he roots for the Buffalo Bills, collects limited edition stamps, and is an avid movie goer. Simon is the proud father of two young adult children and currently resides in Orlando, Florida.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
S2/Ep 58 - Alison Levine | You Don’t Have to Be the Best, Just Put One Foot In Front of the Other
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Episode Notes In this episode, we talk with ALISON LEVINE, a history-making polar explorer and mountaineer, an iconic keynote speaker and a NY Times bestselling author. THOUGHT #1 You Don’t Have to Be the Best; Just Put One Foot in Front of the Other THOUGHT #2 The Strongest of All Warriors are These Two: Time and Patience - Leo Tolstoy CONNECT: Website: AlisonLevine.com Book: On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and Other Extreme Environments Film: The Glass Ceiling Facebook: @AlisonLevine7Summits Instagram: @Levine_Alison Linkedin: Alison Levine Twitter: @Levine_Alison YouTube: Alison Levine BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman (Bryan Adams) - YouTube TikTok - TikTok.com Placido Domingo - PlacidoDomingo.com Starbucks - Starbucks.com West Point - WestPoint.edu Uganda - Wikipedia Mt. Everest - Wikipedia Leo Tolstoy - Britannica.com One Foot in Front of the Other (Song) - YouTube First American Woman's Everest Expedition Team - RoadAndTravel.com J.P. Morgan - JPMorgan.com Sir Edmund Hillary - Wikipedia Tenzing Norgay - Wikipedia Bowflex - Bowflex.com Seven Summits (Book) by Dick Bass - Amazon Reinhold Messner - Wikipedia Pasang Lhamu Sherpa - Wikipedia Sherpa - Britannica.com Marc Patard - Wikipedia Nepal - Wikipedia Buddhist - Wikipedia Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel ALISON LEVINE'S BIO: • Team Captain, American Women’s Everest Expedition • Faculty, Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point  • New York Times best-selling author of On the Edge • Executive Producer, The Glass Ceiling documentary  Alison Levine has made a career out of breaking boundaries and inspiring others to achieve more than they ever thought possible. A history-making polar explorer and mountaineer, she served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to both the North and South Poles—a feat known as the Adventure Grand Slam— which only twenty people in the world have achieved. In January 2008, she made history as the first American to complete a 600-mile traverse across west Antarctica to the South Pole following the route of legendary explorer Reinhold Messner. Levine completed this arduous journey on skis while hauling 150 pounds of her gear and supplies in a sled harnessed to her waist. She made history again in 2016 when she completed two first ascents: Hall Peak in Antarctica and Khang Karpo in Nepal. Her success in extreme environments is noteworthy given she has had three heart surgeries and suffers from Raynaud’s disease, which causes the arteries that feed her fingers and toes to collapse in cold weather—leaving her at extreme risk for frostbite.  In addition to climbing mountains, Levine has also spent time climbing the corporate ladder. She has worked for several Fortune 500 companies in both sales and marketing roles and spent three years at Goldman Sachs. She left Wall Street in 2003 to serve as Deputy Finance Director for Arnold Schwarzenegger in his successful bid to become governor of California.  When not challenging herself in the outdoors, Levine focuses on training others to become strong leaders. She spent four years as an adjunct professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership. In 2013 she transitioned from training cadets to working with corporate leaders and currently serves on the board and faculty of the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point—one of the nation’s premiere executive leader development programs. She was a contributing author to the book Leadership in Dangerous Situations: A Handbook for the Armed Forces, Emergency Services and First Responders (Naval Institute Press). She also served as a board member and Senior Fellow at the Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics at Duke University.  Levine is the founder of the Climb High Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of jobless women in western Uganda by training them to be trekking guides and porters in their local mountains, thus allowing them to earn a sustainable living wage through climbing-related tourism. Prior to her work in Uganda, women’s only avenue to earn money in this area of the country was through prostitution. Her efforts enabled the very first group of local women to climb Uganda’s highest peak—Mt Stanley. Her work to change the lives of women in Africa is the subject of the PBS documentary Living Courageously.  Levine’s newest role is that of executive producer of the upcoming documentary film The Glass Ceiling (www.theglassceilingmovie.com), which chronicles the life of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (1961-1993), the first female Sherpa to summit Mt. Everest. Levine was inducted into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame in 2018. She holds a BA from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Duke University, where she currently serves on the Board of Visitors. She is the recipient of the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor which recognizes individuals whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are cause for celebration. The Medal has been officially recognized by both Houses of Congress as one of our nation’s most prestigious awards and is annually memorialized in the Congressional Record. A sought-after consultant and keynote speaker on the subject of leadership development, Levine has addressed audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to professional sports teams to the prestigious World Economic Forum at Davos. She is the author of the New York Times best-seller  On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and other Extreme Environments. Having spent prolonged periods of time in some of the world's most dangerous and inhospitable places, she tackles the topics of creating cohesive teams, taking responsible risks, and developing no-nonsense leaders that can succeed in times of uncertainty. FUN FACT: Levine’s life story was the inspiration for a craft beer called Conquer the Route Chocolate Stout which is distributed by Bold Missy Brewery and features her likeness on the label.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
S2/Ep 57 - John Register | We Don't Overcome Adversity; We Create New Normals
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In this episode, we talk with, JOHN REGISTER, a Paralympic Games Silver Medalist, Persian Gulf War veteran, author, podcaster and TEDx Motivational Speaker. THOUGHT #1 We Don't Overcome Adversity; We Create New Normals THOUGHT #2 Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - St.Francis of Assisi CONNECT: Website: JohnRegister.com Book: 10 Power Stories to Impact Any Leader: Journal Your Way to Leadership Success Podcast: Life's New Normal YouTube: John Register Facebook: @TeamInspire10 Twitter: @JFRegister Instagram: @JFRegister Linkedin: John Register BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Justin Timberlake (Sexy Back) - YouTube Libsyn - Libsyn.com Castbox - Castbox.fm Simplecast - Simplecast.com TEDx - Ted.com Persian Gulf War - History.com US Army - GoArmy.com Desert Storm - History.com Desert Shield - Wikipedia US Olympic Committee Military Sports Program - TeamUSA.org Olympic Games 1996 - Wikipedia.com Armed Services Competition - ArmedForcesSports.com World Military Championships - MilSport.one COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - CDC.gov George Floyd - GeorgeFloyd.com Officer Candidate School - GoArmy.com Shrek - Dreamworks.com Walt Disney - TheWaltDisneyCompany.com Peter Pan - Wikipedia Captain Hook - Wikipedia BLM Movement - BlackLivesMatter.com Paralympic Games - Paralympic.org Carl Lewis - CarlLewis.com Michael Johnson - MichaelJohnsonPerformance.com University of Arkansas - UArk.edu UARK Track & Field - ArkansasRazorbacks.com 2002 Mercedes Benz - KBB.com St. Francis of Assisi - Catholic.org Diabetes - Diabetes.org Serah Morrissey - Linkedin.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel JOHN REGISTER'S BIO: John Register of Colorado Springs is a two-time Paralympian, Paralympic Games Silver Medalist, Persian Gulf War veteran, podcaster and TEDx Motivational Speaker.  He embraced a “new normal” in becoming an amputee following a misstep over a hurdle while training for the 1996 Olympic Games, after participation in two consecutive Olympic trials. An Oak Park, Ill. native, Register discovered how to “amputate his fear of disability” and founded the U.S. Olympic Committee Military Sport Program in the early 2000s.   He has launched a book titled: 10 Stories to Impact Any Leader: Journal Your Way to Leadership Success, as business leaders return to work with their staff amid stressful circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic and the recent unrest in our urban cities.   Register teaches others through his “Hurdling Adversity” speeches and podcasts to “amputate their fear and embrace their new normal” as they discover “stories within themselves.”  He finds that “it is the personal stories that inspire teams more profoundly with greater impact.” Register is a four-time All-American graduate of University of Arkansas.  He served six years in the U.S. Army—including in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and in active-duty with the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program—winning nine gold medals in the Armed Services Competition and two World Military Championships.   Register had his left leg amputated after a misstep over a hurdle changed his life.  Register hyperextended his knee and severed the popliteal artery.  He started swimming in his recovery, made the U.S. Paralympic Team in 1996, and later won a silver medal in the long jump—as he set an American record—and sprinted to fifth in the 100 meters and 200 meters at the U.S. Paralympic Games in Sydney.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
S2/Ep 56 - Anna Eskamani | Those Who Think They Know Everything, Know Nothing
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In this episode, we talk with ANNA ESKAMANI, the Representative for Florida State House District 47 (D) on the big political issues we are all facing. THOUGHT #1 Those Who Think They Know Everything, Know Nothing THOUGHT #2 It's Not at All Hard to Understand a Person; It's Only Hard to Listen without Bias - Criss Jami CONNECT: Website: AnnaForFlorida.com Email: Anna.Eskamani@MyFloridaHouse.gov Twitter:  @AnnaForFlorida: Instagram: @AnnaForFlorida Facebook: AnnaForFlorida LinkedIn: Anna V. Eskamani YouTube: Representative Anna V. Eskamani BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Katy Perry - Roar - YouTube Spanx - Spanx.com Castbox- Castbox.Fm Overcast - Overcast.Fm Apple Podcast - Podcasts.Apple.com Google Podcast - Play.Google.com Speak and Spell - Wikipedia DEO - FloridaJobs.org UCF (University of Central Florida) - UCF.edu Planned Parenthood - PlannedParenthood.org COVID-19 - CDC.gov Conan O'Brien - TeamCoco.com Van Jones - Wikipedia George Floyd - Wikipedia Chris Cooper - YouTube Central Park - CentralParkNYC.org Greenwood Cemetery - Orlando.gov Peace & Justice Institute Valencia - ValenciaCollege.edu Amazon - Amazon.com ZOOM - Zoom.us Criss Jami - CrissJami.Wixsite.com Circuit 9 State Attorney- sao9.net Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel ANNA ESKAMANI'S BIO: Anna V. Eskamani is an Orlando native and daughter of working-class immigrants who has a proven track record in building consensus while fighting unapologetically for progressive values.  Anna previously served as the Senior Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida and is a PhD student studying Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida.  On November 6, 2018 Anna was elected to serve the great people of House District 47 with a vote margin of 57% to 43%, flipping a legislative seat, and becoming the first Iranian-American elected to any public office in Florida. During her first two legislative sessions, Anna fought hard to increase funding for arts and culture, pushed back against anti-LGBTQ legislation, voted to preserve the environment 100% of the time, and to increase access to healthcare.  Tough, authentic and unafraid, Anna has been recognized across the state and nation for her tireless work during the COVID-19 outbreak. She continues to call on the state demanding more testing, immediate benefits for the hundreds of thousands struggling to receive unemployment, and for equitable small business relief.  Heading into her November re-election bid, she continues to build collective power and advocate in support of Florida’s hardworking families.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
S2/Ep 55 - Ty Bennett | Write for the Reader, Not the Writer
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In this episode, we talk with TY BENNETT, a keynote speaker, podcaster, bestselling author of 4 books and founder of Leadership Inc. THOUGHT #1 Write for the Reader, Not the Writer THOUGHT #2 I write songs for myself, but I never keep them; they're my therapy once they're out of my body. I want to give them to somebody else so it can be their therapy, too -  Julia Michaels CONNECT: Website:  TyBennett.com Website:  LeadershipInc.com Book:  The Two Most Important Days of Your Life Book:  The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication Book:  Partnership is the New Leadership, The Power of Influence: Increase Your Income and Personal Impact Podcast: Relevant Leadership Facebook: TyBennett5 Twitter:  @TyBennett Instagram: @Ty.Bennett LinkedIn: Ty Bennett YouTube: TyBennett5 BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Goo Goo Dolls - Iris - YouTube Social Distancing - CDC.gov Backstreet Boys - BackstreetBoys.com Sea Legs - Wikipedia Apple Podcasts - ThoughtsThatRock Podbean - ThoughtsThatRock Stitcher - ThoughtsThatRock Cheetos - Cheetos.com Shakira- Shakira.com Steven Covey - FranklinCovey.com Julia Michaels - JuliaMichaelsOfficial.com Phillipians 2:4 - BibleGateway.com Blaine Lee - Blaine Lee Justin Bieber - JustinBieberMusic.com Lady Gaga - LadyGaga.com Demi Lovato - DemiLovato.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel TY BENNETT'S BIO: Ty Bennett is the founder of Leadership Inc., a speaking and training company with a mission to empower individuals and organizations to challenge their status quo, cultivate exceptional relationships, and compete in extraordinary ways.   He’s changing lives – one leader at a time. At 21, Ty and his brother built a direct sales business to over $20 million in annual revenues. He developed a system and organization that would help over 500 sales managers fine-tune their sales and leadership skills in over 37 countries. He was featured as one of the Top 40 Under 40. He was dubbed one of the 10 Coolest Entrepreneurs in Utah. He’s the author of three best-selling books. He has traversed the world speaking to tens of thousands of audience members transforming the lives, careers, and business practices of leaders from some of the most recognizable brands in the world such as: Delta Airlines, Subway, Home Depot, Coca-Cola and RE/MAX. Ty’s best-selling books –  Partnership is the New Leadership, The Power of Influence: Increase Your Income and Personal Impact andThe Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication – are used in graduate courses at multiple universities including MIT, as today’s version of “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” He’s the host of The Relevant Leadership Podcast. He’s one of the youngest speakers ever to receive the CSP Designation from the National Association of Speakers – less than 5% of the world’s speakers earn this honor. He’s a husband and a father and he’s PASSIONATE about helping leaders cultivate the relevance and influence they need to challenge old ways and open new doors.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
S2/Ep 54 - Kristin Chase | Focus on the Audience's Needs More than Your Presentation's Content
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In this episode, we talk with KRISTIN CHASE, who is the Sr. Director of the Organizational Development (OD) department for Universal Parks & Resorts. THOUGHT #1 Focus On the Audience's Needs More Than Your Presentation's Content. THOUGHT #2 Give Me Six Hours to Chop Down a Tree and I Will Spend the First Four Sharpening the Axe.  - Abraham Lincoln CONNECT: Website:  UniversalOrlando.com Website:  GOODNetwork.us LinkdIn: Kristin Chase Email:  Kristin.Chase@UniversalOrlando.com BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper- Shallow - Youtube.com Larry Bird - Wikipedia Snagglepuss - Wikipedia Publix - Publix.com Special K - SpecialK.com O.D. (Organization Development) - Wikipedia SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) - SHRM.org UCF - UCF.edu GOOD Network - GOODNetwork.us Universal Studios Orlando-  UniversalOrlando.com ZOOM - ZOOM.us Webex - Webex.com Laurel & Hardy - Laurel-and-Hardy.com Myers Briggs - MyersBriggs.org Black Stallion (Movie) - IMDB.com I/O Psychology - Apa.com Abraham Lincoln - Wikipedia Dwight D. Eisenhower - Wikipedia Steven Covey - FranklinCovey.com Mike Tyson - Wikipedia Kathleen Wood - KWoodPartners.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel KRISTIN CHASE'S BIO: Kristin Chase is the Sr. Director of the Organizational Development (OD) department for Universal Parks & Resorts. She has contributed to Universal since 2003 through consulting and leading employee feedback surveys, performance and talent management, leadership development, mentoring, selection and assessment tool and competency model development, employee research, facilitation, and team effectiveness. She is a 2003 graduate of the UCF Masters' program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and became PHR certified in December 2011 and SHRM certified in February 2015.Kristin regularly participates in many UCF alumni “give back” opportunities such as speaking to the student chapter of SHRM (Society for HR Management) and participating in alumni panels with the I/O Psychology program. Kristin is also active in developing herself professionally as a member of the Advisory Board for the Greater Orlando Organization Development (GOOD) Network (for which she led the inaugural conference planning team in 2020). She serves her community through her volunteer work as 2014/15 PTO President and current Board of Directors Secretary for Innovation Montessori Ocoee. Kristin is loving life in Winter Garden, Florida with her husband Nathan, a freelance web designer, and two children, Cameron (11) and Jillian (9).   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 25, 2020
S2/Ep 53 - Tommy Spaulding | It's Not About You
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In this episode, we talk with, TOMMY SPAULDING, world-renowned speaker, NY Times bestselling author and Founder & President of Spaulding Companies. THOUGHT #1 It's not about  you THOUGHT #2 Those who achieve great things that the world will never forget, start out by accomplishing small things that the world will never see - Bob Burg CONNECT: Website: TommySpaulding.com Book: It’s Not Just Who You Know Book: The Heart Led Leader Book: 80,000: the Power of Positive Influence  (February, 2021) Podcast: EternalLeadership.com Facebook: @TommySpauldingOfficial Instagram: @TommySpaulding Twitter: @TommySpaulding BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Rick Astley - Wikipedia Rick Rolling - Wikipedia South Korea - Wikipedia Uzbekistan - Wikipedia Costa Rica - VisitCostaRica.com Indonesia - Wikipedia Germany -Wikipedia Portugal  - Wikipedia Edible Arrangements - EdibleArrangements.com “Up with People” - Wikipedia National Leadership Academy - NationalLeadershipAcademy.org Global Youth Leadership Academy - GlobalYouthLeadershipAcademy.com McDonalds - McDonalds.com Dominos - Dominos.com Dyslexia - Wikipedia Eagle Scout - Wikipedia Steve Farber - SteveFarber.com Stephen Covey - Wikipedia Ty Bennett - TyBennett.com Bob Burg - Burg.com Blaise Pascal - Wikipeida Portofino Bay Hotel - LoewsHotels.com Command & Control Systems - Wikipedia Mary Poppins - Wikipedia NY Yankees - MLB.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel TOMMY SPAULDING'S BIO: Founder & President of Spaulding Companies, a leadership development, speaking, training, and executive coaching firm based in Denver, Colorado.  A world-renowned speaker on leadership, Spaulding has spoken to hundreds of organizations, associations, educational institutions, and corporations around the globe. His genuine love of people has led him to a lifetime of teaching others the value of building deep and lasting authentic relationships that will change their organizations and their lives. His transformational message of heart-led leadership will inspire you to live, lead and love differently.  His first book, It’s Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life and Your Organization by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships, published by Penguin Random House in 2010, quickly climbed to the top of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today national bestseller lists.  His second book, The Heart-Led Leader, published by Penguin Random House in October, 2015 is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal national bestseller and was also listed on Inc.com’s Top 100 Business Books of 2015. His third book, 80,000: the Power of Positive Influence, comes out February, 2021.  Spaulding rose to become the youngest President & CEO of the world-renowned leadership organization, Up with People. In 2000, Tommy founded Leader’s Challenge, which grew to become the largest high school civic and leadership program in the state of Colorado. He is the Founder & President of the Global Youth Leadership Academy as well as the National Leadership Academy, a leading national non-profit high school leadership development organization.  Previously, Spaulding was the Business Partner Sales Manager at IBM/Lotus Development and a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program. He received a BA in Political Science from East Carolina University (1992); an MBA from Bond University in Australia (1998), where he was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar; and an MA in Non-Profit Management from Regis University (2005).  In 2006, Spaulding was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award by East Carolina University (ECU) and in 2007, Spaulding received an Honorary PhD in Humanities from the Art Institute of Colorado. In September, 2012 Spaulding was named by Meetings & Conventions Magazine as one of the 100 MOST FAVORITE SPEAKERS in the nation.  Tommy now resides in the Denver Metro Area with his wife and children.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 18, 2020
S2/Ep 52 - Randy Ross | Aggressively Seek Continuous Feedback
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In this episode, we talk with Dr. RANDY ROSS, a keynote speaker, a bestselling author, a former Chief People Officer and currently the CEO of Remarkable!   THOUGHT #1 Aggressively seek continuous feedback THOUGHT #2 The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything. - Warren Buffett CONNECT: Website: DrRandyRoss.com Website: Remarkable! Book: Relationomics: Business Powered by Relationships Book: Remarkable!: Maximizing Results through Value Creation Twitter: @DrRandyRoss LinkdIn: Dr. Randy Ross BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: GE - GE.com Cox Communications - Cox.com Compass Group - Compass-Group.com Chick-Fil-A - Chick-Fil-A.com Keller Williams - KW.com International Hotel Group - IHG.com Angela Raub - Leadercast.com 360 Review - Wikipedia Warren Buffett - Wikipedia AC/DC - ACDC.com Don Yaeger - DonYaeger.com Coach Wooden - CoachWooden.com "The One Thing" - Gary Keller - The1Thing.com Tiger Woods - TigerWoods.com Alan Stein Jr - AlanSteinJr.com Kobe Bryant - Wikipedia Johnny Manziel - Wikipedia Frank & Ernest - FrankAndErnest.com CHART -  Chart.org Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel RANDY ROSS' BIO: Dr. Randy Ross is a compelling communicator, craftsman of culture and bestselling author of multiple books, including his latest book entitled, Relationomics: Business Powered by Relationships. Working with brands like GE Appliances, Cox Communications, Compass Group, Chick-fil-A, Keller Williams and the Intercontinental Hotel Group, he has inspired and enabled countless people to find new passion and purpose in their work, work better together in teams and have greater influence and impact. When people like what they do, they do it better. When people like those they do it with, they work better together. When they like the impact they are having, they find meaning and fulfillment in what they do. Dr. Ross helps them find what they really like, while building healthier relationships and pursuing a passion beyond self. As the CEO of Remarkable and a former Chief People Officer, Dr. Randy Ross utilizes his experience to engage audiences worldwide with his keen insight and contagious humor. He is a messenger of practical wisdom and needed hope, untangling the biggest challenges facing today’s business leader, tomorrow’s workforce and the future marketplace. He lives with his wife, LuAnne, and four children in Atlanta, Georgia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 11, 2020
S2/Ep 51 - Joe Sheetz | If You Feel Like You Are Always the Smartest Person in the Room, You Are Hanging Out in the Wrong Rooms
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In this "Season 2 Finale" episode, recorded months ago (and before the COVID-19 crisis), we talk with JOE SHEETZ, the CEO of Sheetz, one of the greatest convenience store brands in the country and an awesome culture. Even now, during the global pandemic, the brand continues to support their communities, protect their people, and provide world class service that Sheetz Freakz have come to expect. THOUGHT: If You Feel Like You Are Always the Smartest Person in the Room, You Are Hanging Out in the Wrong Rooms CONNECT: Website: Sheetz.com LinkedIn: Joe Sheetz Facebook: Sheetz Instagram: @Sheetz Twitter: @Sheetz YouTube: Sheetz BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Queen - QueenOnline.com Wet Wipes - Wikipedia Spotify - Spotify.com Apple Podcasts - Podcasts.Apple.com Sony - Sony.com VCR - Wikipedia Snowcat - Wikipedia Himalaya - Himalaya.com McNally Atlas Map - RandMcNally.com Laura Gassner Otting - LauraGassnerOtting.com Don Yaeger - DonYaeger.com John Wooden - CoachWooden.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel JOE SHEETZ'S BIO: Sheetz was born in Altoona, Pa., where he grew up working with his father, Joseph M. Sheetz, at the family-owned Harshbarger Dairy. Once the dairy was sold, Joe M. began working for the other family business, which his brother founded in 1952, Sheetz Inc. Sheetz Inc. is still a family-owned business today and has grown to employ approximately 18,500 team members and operate more than 565 convenience stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Known for its award-winning, proprietary foodservice program, the company has annual revenues of nearly $6 billion. Sheetz Inc. is currently ranked by Forbes Magazine as the 56th largest private company in the United States. In 2018, for the fourth time in five years, Sheetz Inc. was named one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, ranking 66th. Joe S. originally joined the Sheetz team during high school and college. For seven consecutive years, he worked in various accounting and operations functions of the company. He graduated from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1989. His business concentration at Wharton was entrepreneurial management, preparing him for a career with the family business. After graduation, Joe S. went to work as an employee benefits consultant for CGI Consulting in the suburban Philadelphia area, specializing in designing benefit and retirement plans for major corporations. In 1995, he returned to Sheetz Inc. as director of personnel. He became executive vice president of finance in June 1996. In this position, he led all finance, accounting, technology, real estate and risk management functions and was an active member of the executive committee. He moved into his current role of president/CEO in October 2013. Joe S. currently serves as chairman of NACS, the Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, and is on the executive committee of the Altoona Blair County Development Corp., where he was chairman from 2009-2011. He is also a former chairman and current trustee of Mount Aloysius College. Joe S. is the nephew of Steve Sheetz and the cousin of Stan Sheetz. Both Steve and Stan were previously inducted into the CSNews Hall of Fame in 1995 and 2013, respectively. Joe S. resides in Altoona with his wife Wendy, daughter Delaney, and son Casey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 30, 2020
S2/Ep 50 - Nicholas Gregoriades | You Deserve the Very Best the World Has to Offer
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In this episode, we talk with, NICHOLAS GREGORIADES, an entrepreneur, martial artist and transformation coach from Cape Town, South Africa. THOUGHT: You Deserve the Very Best the World Has to Offer CONNECT: Website: LiberationMentor.com Book: The Black Belt Blueprint: An Intelligent Approach to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Podcast: LiberationMentorPodcast.com Podcast: London Real Instagram: @Liberation_Mentor LinkdIn: Nicolas Gregoriades  YouTube: JiuJitsuBrotherhood BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: The Secret - Wikipedia Jui Jitsu Brotherhood - JuiJitsuBrotherhood.com Bowflex - Bowflex.com Yoga - Wikipedia Aristotle - Wikipedia Socrates - Wikipedia Power of Habits (Book-Howard) - CharlesDuhigg.com Roger Gracie - RogerGracie.com Ayuhuasca - Wikipedia Sarah Wells (Olympian) - SarahWells.ca The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - FranklinCovey.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel NICHOLAS GREGORIADE'S BIO: Nic Gregoriades is an entrepreneur, martial artist and transformation coach from Cape Town, South Africa. In 2003 he moved to London, England to earn his black belt in Jiu Jitsu, where he founded the popular martial arts community, The Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood.  During that time he became the first person to be awarded the black belt by the legendary Roger Gracie and co-created the popular online show, London Real. In 2012 he took a trip to the amazon to drink the plant medicine, Ayahuasca, which profoundly affected his world view and caused him to drastically change his life path.  He spent the next 5 years traveling the the world teaching jiu jitsu, studying yoga and learning about the human experience. Nic is also an accomplished entrepreneur, having built two successful online businesses. He now helps men make profound life-changes and reach their full potential in all aspects of their lives.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2020
S2/Ep 49 - Sarah Wells | It's the 1/2 Second that Makes the Difference
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In this episode, we talk with Believe Initiative Founder, SARAH WELLS.  Who is also an Olympic semi-finalist and Pan Am Games silver medalist in the 400m hurdles. THOUGHT: It's the 1/2-Second that Makes the Difference CONNECT: Website: SarahWells.ca Website: BelieveInitiative.com YouTube: Sarah Wells Instagram: @SarahWells400mh Twitter: @SarahWells400mh LinkedIn: Sarah Wells BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Sara Smile (Hall & Oats) - YouTube Netflix - Netflix.com Killa Thug Tooth Jeweler - KillaThug.com London Olympics 2012 - Olympic.org PanAm Games - Wikipedia Amazing Race Canada - CTV.Ca Seinfeld - Wikipedia American Idol - ABC.com Justin Guarini - JustinGuarini.com Franklin-Covey's "Principle-Centered Leadership" - Amazon.com Lao Tzu quote - Wikipedia Wheaties - Wheaties.com Bruce Jenner - Wikipedia Michael Jordan - Wikipedia Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel SARAH WELL'S BIO: Obstacles don’t scare Sarah Wells. As a 400m hurdler, this Olympian’s reputation was forged through overcoming challenges and achieving the incredible. Take her debut at the London Olympics in 2012, which came despite an injury that had her sidelined for months just the year before. Outside of competitive sports, this athlete is coaching people to pursue their goals through the Believe Initiative, an organization founded on—fittingly—a message of resilience. Most recently you would have seen Sarah pushing her limits on the latest season of The Amazing Race Canada. Evidently someone who understands the importance of self-belief and the power of purpose, you'll want to listen-up when this Olympic semi-finalist and Pan Am Games silver medallist takes the mic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2020
S2/Ep 48 - Angela Chee | Remember Who You Are
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In this episode, we talk with ANGELA CHEE, an award-winning former TV news anchor and reporter, who is now a media/communication coach, keynote speaker on women’s leadership & diversity, creator of "YOU, Amplified!" training and the podcast host of "The Power of the Only". THOUGHT: Remember Who You Are CONNECT: Website: AngelaChee.com Training: YouAmplified Podcast: The Power of the Only Facebook: Angela Chee TV Instagram: @AngelaCheeTV Twitter: @AngelaCheeTV LinkedIn: Angela Chee YouTube: AngelaCheeTV BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS:  "Cups" (Anna Kendrick) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmSbXsFE3l8 E! Entertainment - eonline.com HGTV - HGTV.com Entertainment Tonight China - AsiaOne.com Today Show - Today.com Miss California National Teenager - MissCaliforniaUSA.com John Stamos - Wikipedia Connie Chung - Wikipedia Ali Wong - AliWong.com Banding People Together - BandingPeopleTogether.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel ANGELA CHEE'S BIO: Angela Chee is a media/communication coach, keynote speaker on women’s leadership and diversity, creator of YOU, Amplified!®, and host of the upcoming “Power Of The Only” podcast. An award-winning former TV news anchor and reporter with more than 20 years of media experience, she now works with visionary leaders who are ready to be YOU, Amplified!® - to own their voice and power and amplify their message and mission through speaking, video and media. Her mission is to help people break through their barriers, step into the spotlight and live their legacy. Angela has worked in top TV markets from KCBS/KCAL-TV and KNBC-TV in Los Angeles to Fox 6 and KNSD-TV in San Diego. She has hosted shows for E! Entertainment, HGTV (Home and Garden Television) and helped launch Entertainment Tonight China. She was the featured media mentor/expert on Lifetime’s “The Pop Game” and has appeared as an expert on a variety of local and national shows including The Today Show. Angela has also made appearances in film and TV from Blades Of Glory to No Ordinary Family, Heroes and more. Her speaking career started at 15, when she was the first Asian American woman to win the title of “Miss California National Teen-Ager.” Now Angela presents inspirational and transformative keynotes and corporate trainings for Fortune 500 companies, universities, and professional associations. She has been a guest lecturer at the USC Annenberg School for Communication, serves on the Media Advisory Board of the Asian Culture and Media Alliance, and was the founder of The Zen Mom®, an inspirational and informative website for moms. Born on the East Coast and raised in Southern California, she is a second-generation Chinese American and speaks Mandarin Chinese. She is a mother of two and a healthy foodie, who loves yoga, quotes and all things inspirational. You can find her @AngelaCheeTV on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube and at www.AngelaChee.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 09, 2020
S2/ Ep 47 - Damon West | Be a Coffee Bean
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In this episode, we talk with DAMON WEST, an amazing motivational speaker and  best-selling author… with an inconceivable story about being sentenced to sixty-five years in a Texas prison, only to emerge with a passion to impact & influence others. His story of redemption starts with the rally cry to "Be a Coffee Bean". THOUGHT: Be a Coffee Bean CONNECT: Website: DamonWest.org Book:  The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World Book: The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change Facebook: Damon West  Youtube: DamonWest.org Twitter: @DamonWest7 BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Imagine Dragons - ImagineDragonsMusic.com U-Haul - UHaul.com Dabo Sweeney - Wikipedia Jon Gordon - JonGordon.com University of Houston - UH.Edu Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali - Wikipedia Trey Downes (Your Superior Self Podcast) - YourSuperiorSelf.com Dallas County Jail - DallasCounty.org Folsom Prison - Wikipedia Senator John Whitmire - Wikipedia Janet Jackson - JanetJackson.com Islam Religion - Wikipedia TDCJ - TDCJ.Texas.Gov Bryan Collier - TDCJ.Texas.Gov Banding People Together - BandingPeopleTogether.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel DAMON WEST'S BIO: Damon West, M.S. Criminal Justice, is a motivational speaker and best-selling co-author (with best-selling author and motivational speaker Jon Gordon) of The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change.  His first book and autobiography, The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World, was published just three years after his release from a Texas maximum-security prison.  Sentenced to sixty-five years in a Texas prison, Damon West once had it all. He came from a great family, in a home full of God, love, support, and opportunities to reach any goal. A natural born leader, an athlete with good looks and charm, he appeared to be the all-American kid pursuing his dreams. Underneath this facade, however, was an addict in the early stages of disease.  After suffering childhood sexual abuse by a babysitter at the age of nine, Damon began putting chemicals into his body to alter the way he felt. Once he was introduced to methamphetamines, however, he became instantly hooked—and the lives of so many innocent people would forever be changed by the choices he made in order to feed his insatiable meth habit. After a fateful discussion during his incarceration with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He learned that, like a coffee bean changing with the application of heat and pressure, he was capable of changing the environment around him. Armed with a program of recovery, a renewed faith, and a miraculous second chance at life, Damon emerged from over seven years of prison a changed man. His story of redemption, grit and determination continues to inspire audiences today. Today, Damon lives a life of recovery and service, going to meetings and sharing his story all over the country with schools, church's, athletic teams, corporations, conferences and inside correctional facilities. Over the past few years, he has been sharing the Coffee Bean lesson with dozens of college football teams such as Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas, and countless schools and businesses. His ”Be a coffee bean” message has inspired thousands, winning him the Service to Mankind Award in 2017.  Professionally, he works as a legal assistant for the Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont, Texas and is an adjunct professor of criminal justice at the University of Houston Downtown. Damon’s message connects with audiences on a level rarely before seen, as evidenced by the lengthy and thought-provoking Q&A following each presentation. His ability to articulate his story is proof that sometimes they lock-up the right person. Damon’s story has been featured both nationally and globally. He is passionate about the Coffee Bean message, and loves sharing how it changed his life and how it can change yours, too.   “It is my hope that my story, my example, can show others they are capable of way more than they think. In order to stem the flow of pain in society, it is incumbent upon each of us, whether in life, in school or in business, to be like the coffee bean from my story.”  – Damon West Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 02, 2020
S2/Ep 46 - Ryan Bonnici | Know When to Pick Your Battles
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In this episode, we talk with RYAN BONNICI, a big-time, globally-renowned, digital marketing and sales leader, who is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at G2 Crowd. Ryan talks about how to prioritize your life and only focus on the things that can actually make a difference. THOUGHT: Know When to Pick Your Battles CONNECT: Website: G2.com Facebook: Growth Guy Instagram: @RyanBonnici Twitter: @RyanBonnici LinkedIn: Ryan Bonnici BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: n'sync (Bye Bye Bye) - Wikipedia AAA -  AAA.com Forbes - Forbes.com Microsoft - Microsoft.com Hubspot - Hubspot.com Salesforce - Salesforce.com Entrepreneur Magazine - Entrepreneur.com Lifehacker Magazine - Lifehacker.com Millennial - Wikipedia Generation X - Wikipedia Billy Shore (Share Our Strength) - NoKidHungry.org Jonathan Kozul - Wikipedia Kenny Rogers - KennyRogers.com G2 Crowd - G2.com AirBnB - AirBnB.com IPO - Wikipedia Got2bGlued - Schwarzkopf.com Banding People Together - BandingPeopleTogether.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel RYAN BONNICI'S BIO: Ryan Bonnici is a globally renowned digital marketing and sales leader.  He is the chief marketing officer at G2 Crowd (the world’s leading B2B software and services platform) and has been featured in publication such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, CMO, and Lifehacker.  Over the past ten years, Bonnici has held senior leadership roles at some of the world’s most innovative technology companies, such as Hubspot, Salesforce, ExactTarget, and Microsoft. In his most recent role, he was the senior director of global marketing at Hubspot, where he led teams in Boston, Sydney, Singapore, and Japan.  Ryan is passionate about helping businesses of all sizes grow through the use of data-driven marketing, sales and growth strategies. For more frequent updates from Ryan on marketing, CRM or social media strategies, feel free to join the 115,000+ people following him across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2020
S2/Ep 45 - Kay Rawlins | Build and Nurture Your Own Tribe
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In this episode, we talk with KAY RAWLINS, the founder & owner of the Orlando City Soccer Club. THOUGHT: Build and Nurture Your Own Tribe CONNECT: Website: OrlandoCitySC.com Facebook: Orlando City Soccer Club Instagram: @OrlandoCitySC Twitter: @OrlandoCitySC YouTube: OrlandoCitySC BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Orlando City Soccer Club - OrlandoCitySC.com 4Rivers Foundation - 4RiversFoundation.com Boys & Girls Club - BGCCF.com Central Florida Foundation - CFFound.org Florida Sports Foundation - PlayInFlorida.com Angela Raub - Now.Leadercast.com  Leadercast - Leadercast.com MLS - MLSSoccer.com TEDx Talk - Youtube.com The Island of Misfit Toys (Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer) - Wikipedia Toms Shoes - Toms.com Chili's - Chilis.com Monicals Pizza - Monicals.com Publix - Publix.com Melissa Wiggins - CannonballKidsCancer.com Oscar Pareja (Head Coach) - Wikipedia Banding People Together - BandingPeopleTogether.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidsCancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel KAY RAWLIN'S BIO: Kay Rawlins is a Founder and owner of Orlando City Soccer Club and serves as the VP of Community Relations and President of the Foundation. Originally from the UK, Kay has lived in the US for over 14 years and is now an American citizen. She owned and ran children’s pre-schools in the UK, served as an educational assessor, lectured on signs and symptoms of child abuse to pre-school educators and taught parenting classes.  The last seven years has seen the rise of Orlando City, playing their first season in Major League Soccer in 2015, adding a women’s team, Orlando Pride in 2016 and a new downtown stadium which opened in 2017.  Kay’s role includes speaking engagements on behalf of the Club, most of the community outreach, sending players to schools and youth groups to talk about exercise and healthy choices and encouraging staff and fans to join community projects.  Kay also heads up the Orlando City Foundation and is a board member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Cannonball Kids cancer, 4Rivers Foundation, Central Florida Foundation, Florida Sports Foundation and the Commission on Homelessness. Kay was awarded 2016 Businesswoman of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal and gave a talk at TEDx Orlando 2017.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2020
S2/Ep 44 - Ron Tite | It's Better to Come in Last Than to Come in Second
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In this episode, we talk with RON TITE, a great friend of ours in the advertising industry, who is also a fantastic speaker, a best-selling author, and an entrepreneur & investor. THOUGHT: It’s better to come in last than to come in second - Tom Blackmore (Former President, Havas Canada) CONNECT: Website: RonTite.com Website: ChurchState.co Website: ThinkDoSay.com Book: Think. Do. Say. Book: Everyone's An Artist (or At Least They Should Be) Book: This is That Travel Guide to Canada  Podcast: The Coup Facebook: Ron Tite Instagram: @RonTite Twitter: @RonTite LinkdIn: Ron Tite  BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Star Trek - StarTrek.com Evian - Evian.com Hershey - Hersheys.com Kraft - KraftHeinzCompany.com Microsoft - Microsoft.com Intel - Intel.com Fidelity - Fidelity.com Marketing Magazine - StrategyOnline.ca Janet Jackson - JanetJackson.com Jackson 5 - TheJacksons.com Ricky Bobby/Talladega Nights - Wikipedia Tom Blackmore - AdBrands.net Monkey Toast - MonkeyToast.com Queenwest, Toronto - TripAdvisor.com Tom Segura - TomSegura.com Rock Star (Movie) - Wikipedia Mark Wahlberg - Wikipedia Blue Ocean Entertainment - BOE.co Demetri Martin - Testing.DemetriMartin.com Louis Ramey - LouisRamey.Wixsite.com Kanye - KanyeWest.com Trevor Noah- TrevorNoah.com Jerry Seinfeld - JerrySeinfeld.com Don Rickles - Wikipedia Rodney Dangerfield - Wikipedia Dean Martin Celebrity Roast - Wikipedia Bo Burnham - BoBurnham.com Hannah Gadsby - Wikipedia Adam Sandler - Wikipedia Chris Farley - Wikipedia Jack Nicklaus - Nicklaus.com Tiger Woods - TigerWoods.com Volvo - VolvoCars.com Banding People Together - BandingPeopleTogether.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel RON TITE'S BIO: A best-selling author, speaker, producer, and entrepreneur, Ron Tite has always blurred the lines between art and commerce. He has been an award-winning advertising writer and creative director for some of the world’s most respected brands including Air France, Evian, Fidelity, Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, Volvo and many others. He is founder of Church+State, host and executive producer of the hit podcast, “The Coup”, and publisher of This is That Travel Guide to Canada – a best-selling and award-winning satirical book. He has written for television. Penned a children’s book. Wrote, produced and performed a hit play. Created a branded art gallery. And was executive producer & host of the award-winning comedy show, Monkey Toast. In demand as a speaker all over the world, Ron speaks to leading organizations about leadership, disruption, branding, and creativity.Ron’s first book, Everyone’s An Artist – Or At Least They Should Be (Co-written by Scott Kavanagh and Christopher Novais), was published by HarperCollins in 2016. His most recent book, Think Do Say: How to Seize Attention and Build Trust in a Busy Busy World, hit store shelves in October or 2019. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2020
S2/Ep 43 - Meredith McClung | Measure Twice, Cut Once
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In this LIVE episode, we talk with MEREDITH McCLUNG, Owner & President of Kyser Musical Products, Inc. THOUGHT: Measure Twice, Cut Once CONNECT: Website: 40th.KyserMusical.com Facebook: KyserMusicalProducts Instagram: @MeredithAtKyser Twitter: @KyserMusicalPro LinkdIn: Meredith McClung BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: M&M’s - MMS.com NAAM - NAAM.org Spanx - Spanx.com Dulcimer - Wikipedia Kyser Capo - KyserMusical.com Cut Capo - KyserMusical.com Jen Lowe - Facebook Univeristy of Texas - UTexas.edu Uncle Milton - KyserMusical.com Thanksgiving - Wikipedia Rain Gods - Wikipedia Scott Attebery (CEO) - MMRMagazine.com Hilary Brown (Marketing) - MMRMagazine.com John 3:16 - Wikipedia Spirituality - Wikipedia Scott McCain - Wikipedia Banding People Together - BandingPeopleTogether.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel MEREDITH McCLUNG'S BIO: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2020
S2/Ep 42 - Scott Dikkers | Empower People with Radical Freedom
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In this episode, we talk with SCOTT DIKKERS, the Founder of TheOnion.com, the world’s most popular satirical publication. THOUGHT: Empower your people with radical freedom. CONNECT: Website: ScottDikkers.com Website: HowToWriteFunny.com Book: Outrageous Marketing : The Story of The Onion and How To Build a Powerful Brand with No Marketing Budget Book: Welcome to the Future Which Is Mine Book: Trump's America: Buy This Book And Mexico Will Pay For It Book: How to Write Funny Book: How to Write Funnier Book: The Pretty Good Jim's Journal Treasury: The Even More Definitive Collection of Every Published Cartoon by Jim Book: E-Day! The Funniest Screenplay Never Produced Book: You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day Podcast: How To Write Funny Instagram: @ItsScottDikkers Twitter: @ScottDikkers Classes: Writing with the Onion BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Punch Brothers - PunchBrothers.com Gwar - Gwar.net The Wood Brothers - TheWoodBros.com The Cars - TheCars.org Pet Shop Boys - PetShopBoys.co.uk Jim's Journal - GoComics.com The AV Club - AVClub.com W. Edwards Deming - Deming.org Peter Drucker - DruckerInstitute.com Tony Hsieh (Zappos) - DeliveringHappiness.com Jim Collins Book: Good To Great - Amazon.com Kanye - KanyeWest.com Steve Jobs - Biography.com George Lucas - IMDB.com Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Wikipedia.com Mike Kneidinger - Darden.com Second City (Chicago) - SecondCity.com Sears - Sears.com Peabody Award - PeabodyAwards.com Thurber Prize for American Humor - ThurberHouse.org 3M - 3M.com Time Magazine (Top 50 Cyber Elite) - Content.Time.com Banding People Together - BandingPeopleTogether.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel SCOTT DIKKER'S BIO: Scott Dikkers is a #1 New York Times  bestselling author and Founder of TheOnion.com, the world's most popular satirical publication. He’s the recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and a Peabody.  Time Magazine ranked him #43 on its list of the Top 50 “Cyber Elite”, alongside iconic figures Steve Jobs and George Lucas. His book, "Outrageous Marketing: The Story of The Onion and How to Build a Powerful Brand with No Marketing Budget" was a  number-one new release on Amazon.  Scott has created several other successful entertainment brands, including Jim’s Journal, the AV Club, and How to Write Funny. Having recently left  The Onion, Scott’s goal is to share his techniques for writing humor and building successful brands.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29, 2020
S2/Ep 41 - Elizabeth McCormick | First, Lead Yourself
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Our guest today is ELIZABETH McCORMICK, a decorated US Army Black Hawk Pilot, who flew air assault, command & control, top-secret intelligence missions and transported high-level government VIP’s. THOUGHT: First, Lead Yourself CONNECT: Website: PilotSpeaker.com Book: The P.I.L.O.T. Method Book: Bookability Factor Book: Soar 2 Success Series LinkedIn: Elizabeth McCormick, CSP Facebook: @Soar2Success Instagram: @PilotSpeaker Twitter: @PilotSpeaker YouTube: Elizabeth McCormick Black Hawk Pilot Speaker BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Phil Gerbyshak - PhilGerbyshak.com Burger King - BK.com Marvel - Marvel.com Women's lacrosse - Wikipedia Suzy's Swirl - SuzysSwirl.com Black Hawk Helicopter - Military.com Demi Lovato - DemiLovato.com Keith Overton - LinkedIn Navy S.E.A.L.S. - Navy.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel ELIZABETH McCORMICK'S BIO: As a decorated former US Army Black Hawk Helicopter pilot, Elizabeth flew command and control, air assault, rappelling, top-secret intelligence missions, and also transported high level government VIPs including the Secretary of Defense. These stories keep attendees on the edges of their seats, and the stories are turned into relatable lessons that any audience can put into immediate action. She has received many awards in the army, and supported United Nations peacekeeping operations in Kosovo, receiving the Meritorious Service Medal for her excellence in service. In 2011, Elizabeth was awarded the US Congressional Veteran Commendation for her commitment to serving her country and community as a disabled veteran. An authority on Leadership and Veterans Issues with the media, Elizabeth has been seen on ABC, CBS, FOX, CW, MSNBC, and been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and more. A best-selling author, her personal development book, The P.I.L.O.T. Method; the 5 Elemental Truths to Leading Yourself in Life, has sold more than 35,000 copies and is available for bulk purchase for your event attendees! Elizabeth also has more than 19 total books out; with her series of small format business success tip books: Soar 2 Success in a variety of Leadership, Culture, and Entrepreneurial topics. Elizabeth has consistently booked 100+ engagements per year, and has spoken to a variety of audiences at some of the world’s leading brands including Coca-Cola, Sherwin Williams, Boston Scientific, Rockwell Collins, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Intuit, Oracle, Hitachi Vantara, Pharmacyclics, Celgene, Prudential, Mass Mutual, Charles Schwab, and more for their Leadership, Sales and Safety related functions. As well as a many Associations’ conferences in the USA and internationally, including male dominated industries such as RETA (Refrigeration Engineers & Technicians Conference), IAAI (International Association of Arson Investigators, and ESICA (Eastern States Insulation Contractors Association). As an in-demand renowned motivational business success speaker, Elizabeth inspires audiences with her pioneering aviation experiences and shares her lessons learned in a dramatically memorable keynote presentation. As a premier leadership trainer and top performing founding member of the John Maxwell Team of speakers, she is a dynamic and energizing entertainer sought after for events around the world.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2020
S2/Ep 40 - Chris Plue | What You Do Speaks So Loudly
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In this episode, we talk with CHRIS PLUE, the Sr. VP at Webcor Builders, a $2 Billion dollar California general contractor. Chris talks about Leadership and Culture Change in a business. THOUGHT: What you do speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you say - Emerson CONNECT: Website: Webcor.com Instagram: @WebcorBuilders Facebook: Webcor Builders LinkedIn: Webcor Twitter: @WebcorBuilders BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Holiday Inn Express - HIExpress.com Ant Fart - NCSE.edu Ralph Waldo Emerson - Wikipedia Jamie Strobino - LinkedIn American Society of Concrete Contractors -ASCCOnline.org Banding People Together - BandingPeopleTogether.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel CHRIS PLUE'S BIO: Chris Plue is Sr. Vice President of Webcor Builders, a $2 Billion dollar California general contractor. He is responsible for the Self-Perform Division at Webcor, a $400M specialty subcontracting group that performs concrete, drywall, doors, cabinetry and millwork. 50% of this work is for general contractors other than Webcor and the group is best known for safe production: rapid floor cycles utilizing a collaborative approach that integrates safety and production.  After obtaining his civil engineering degree, Chris started in the field as a union carpenter apprentice. Chris has served every role on site from apprentice to foreman, project engineer to project manager, superintendent to project executive. Along the way he received a Master’s degree in Business Administration.  Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Concrete Contractors and is actively involved in many of the current issues within the construction industry. He and his wife Suzanne have two daughters and live in the San Francisco Bay area. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2020
S2/Ep 39 - Tamsen Webster | You Choose the Experiences You Offer
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In this episode, we talk with the “Idea Whisperer", TAMSEN WEBSTER, who is the founder of Find the Red Thread. As a keynote speaker, brand strategist and go-to consultant, Tamsen helps people and companies find and develop clear messaging. THOUGHT: You don’t get to choose how someone else interprets you; you only get to choose the experiences you offer. CONNECT: Website: TamsenWebster.com YouTube: Tamsen Webster Facebook: Tamsen Webster Twitter: @tamadear Podcast: The Freenoter Newsletter: The Red Thread BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Weight Watchers - WeightWatchers.com Nickelback - Nickelback.com Joan Baez - JoanBaez.com Tom Webster - EdisonResearch.com Depeche Mode - DepecheMode.com Fine Young Cannibals - Wikipedia The Carpenters - RichAndKarenCarpenter.com The Beatles - TheBeatles.com Yesterday (Movie) - Wikipedia The Rolling Stones - RollingStones.com Collaborative Harmony Index (CHi) - BandingPeopleTogether.com WERS, Emerson College - WERS.org Sirius/XM radio - SiriusXM.com Bob Dylan - BobDylan.com Folk Rock - Wikipedia Prog Rock - Wikipedia Microsoft - Microsoft.com Apple - Apple.com Franklin Covey - FranklinCovey.com Myers Briggs - MyersBriggs.org DiSC - DiscProfile.com TEDx - Ted.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel TAMSEN WEBSTER'S BIO As the “Idea Whisperer,” Tamsen helps people find, build, and tell the stories of their ideas using their Red Thread®, the universal (but unique!) tie between how we see the world and what we do in it. Tamsen’s own Red Thread weaves through her 20 years as a brand and message strategist, though she says she learned the most about inspiring change as a Weight Watchers leader. As a TEDx Executive Producer, Tamsen coached experts, iconoclasts, and pioneers from around the world to build their Red Threads into Ideas Worth Spreading—and more than 9 million YouTube views.   Today, she’s a globe-hopping keynote speaker on storytelling, branding, change management, and idea development, and a go-to consultant for enterprise companies like Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, and State Street Bank who want to their big ideas to have an even bigger impact. Tamsen lives in Boston with her other half/chief ballroom dancing partner, and two amazing boys with big ideas all their own. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2020
Ep. 38: Scott Kelly | There's No Easy Path to Success; Become the Expert
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In this episode, we talk with Captain SCOTT KELLY, the history-making NASA astronaut, who spent over a year on the International Space Station. THOUGHT #1 There’s no easy path to success; Become the Expert. THOUGHT #2 There are no traffic jams on the extra mile – Zig Ziglar CONNECT: Website: ScottKelly.com Book: Infinite Wonder Book: Endurance Book: Endurance - Young Readers Edition Book: My Journey To The Stars Facebook: NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Twitter: @StationCDRKelly Instagram: @StationCDRKelly BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Mark Kelly - MarkKelly.com NASA/Space Shuttle/International Space Station - Nasa.gov The Right Stuff (Book) - Wikipedia Rutgers University - Rutgers.edu Job-O - StudentResearchFoundation.org  Zig Ziglar - Ziglar.com Titanic - Wikipedia NY Meritime School - SUNYMeritime.edu Cub Scout - Scouting.org Burger King - BK.com Robert Herjavek - RobertHerjavek.com Mark Cuban - MarkCubanCompanies.com Kennedy Space Center - KennedySpaceCenter.com Star Trek - StarTrek.com USS Discovery - Wikipedia Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel SCOTT KELLY'S BIO: Captain Scott Kelly’s epic Year In Space, now a New York Times best-selling book, solidified his status as one of the greatest pioneers in history. In his acclaimed speech appearances, he now brings audiences to the edge of their seats with transcendent insights that inspire and challenge them to dream big, test the status quo, and “choose to do the hard things.” One of a select group of Americans who embody a defining moment in the nation’s history, he captivated the world and seized the imagination of millions during his record-breaking voyage—proving that the sky is not the limit when it comes to the potential of the human spirit. On his trip, Scott, together with his identical twin brother Mark on Earth, paved the way for the future of space travel and exploration as the subjects of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body. Scott’s New York Times best-selling memoir, Endurance: My Year In Space and Our Journey to Mars, is now available everywhere and has been optioned as a Hollywood film by Sony Pictures. With awe-inspiring stories from space and personal reflections on leadership, teamwork and testing limits, Scott inspires others to believe that they can reach any goal, no matter how ambitious or audacious. As he looks back on the expedition that shuttled him into history books, audiences revel in the presence of a true American hero and gather unique takeaways on persistence, resilience and self-determination that transform the way they view their own journey through life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2019
Ep. 37: David Meerman Scott | Celebrate Being Fired
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In this episode, we talk with DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT, who is an internationally-acclaimed business strategist, entrepreneur, advisor to emerging companies, and public speaker. He is the bestselling author of 10 books, and his new book Fanocracy releases January 7th, 2020. THOUGHT #1 Celebrate being fired THOUGHT #2 I love to win; but I love to lose almost as much. I love the thrill of victory, and I also love the challenge of defeat - Lou Gehrig CONNECT: Website: DavidMeermanScott.com Book: Fanocracy: Turning Fans Into Customers and Customers Into Fans Book: World Wide Rave Book: Eyeball Wars Book: Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead Book: Marketing The Moon Book: Real-Time Marketing & PR Book: The New Rules of Sales & Service Book: The New Rules of Marketing & PR Email: David@DavidMeermanScott.com LinkedIn: David Meerman Scott Twitter: @dmscott Instagram: @dmscott Vimeo: @dmscott BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Aerosmith - Aerosmith.com Ramones - Ramones.com Grateful Dead - Dead.net Harry Potter - WizardingWorld.com NewsEdge - NewsEdge Olive Garden - OliveGarden.com Ramen Noodles - Maruchan.com Sesame Street - SesameStreet.org Tony Robbins - TonyRobbins.com Mike Shipley - IslandBayResort.com Angela Raab - Leadercast.com Lou Gehrig - LouGehrig.com Boston Red Sox - MLB.com/RedSox Star Trek - StarTrek.com Led Zeppelin - LedZeppelin.com Madison Square Garden - MSG.com Bob Marley - BobMarley.com NASA - NASA.gov Land Rover - LandRoverUSA.com Bonnie Raitt - BonnieRaitt.com John Mayer - JohnMayer.com Keller Williams - KW.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT'S BIO: David Meerman Scott is an internationally acclaimed business strategist, entrepreneur, advisor to emerging companies, and public speaker. He is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of ten previous books, including The New Rules of Marketing & PR (now in a 6th edition and available in 29 languages), Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead, and The New Rules of Sales & Service. David’s new book, Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans, will release January 7, 2020. He wrote Fanocracy with his 26 year old daughter Reiko. The book is about fandom culture and how any business can grow by cultivating fans.   In his spare time he surfs and travels around the world for great live music, having attended 790 live music events, starting when he was 15 (Aerosmith at Madison Square Garden). Yes, he keeps a spreadsheet.          Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 26, 2019
Ep. 36: Phillip Stutts | The Quality of Your Life is in Direct Proportion to The Amount of Uncertainty You Can Comfortably Tolerate
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In this episode, we talk with “Marketing genius” and “Political guru", PHILLIP STUTTS, who is the Founder and CEO of Win Big Media. THOUGHT #1 The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably tolerate THOUGHT #2 You don’t have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step –  Martin Luther King Jr CONNECT: Website: PhillipStutts.com Book: FireThem Now: The 7 Lies Digital Marketers Sell Facebook: Phillip Stutts LinkedIn: Phillip Stutts Twitter: @phillipstutts YouTube: Go BIG Media Instagram: @PhillipStutts Medium: @PhillipStutts BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Gary Vaynerchuk -GaryVaynerchuk.com Achalasia - Wikipedia Win BIG Media - WinBigMedia.com Tony Robbins - TonyRobbins.com Jim Trick - JimTrick.com Alan Stein Jr. - AlanSteinJr.com Tim Ferris - Tim.blog Martin Luther King - Wikipedia Keith Cunningham - KeysToTheVault.com Donald Trump - DonaldJTrump.com Home Depot - HomeDepot.com Mike Bloomberg - MikeBloomberg.com Elizabeth Warren - ElizabethWarren.com Joe Biden - JoeBiden.com Bernie Sanders - BernieSanders.com George W. Bush - GeorgeWBush.com Ayahuasca - Wikipedia Tucker Max - TuckerMax.com Barack Obama - BarackObama.com Psychedelic Therapy - Wikipedia MDMA - Wikipedia Psilocybin - Wikipedia Johns Hopkins - HopkinsMedicine.org Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel PHILLIP STUTT'S BIO: Phillip Stutts comes from the cutthroat world of political marketing. Among his victories, has over two decades of experience working on campaigns with billions of dollars in political ad spend, and contributed to over 1,200 election victories, including hundreds of U.S. House campaigns, dozens of U.S. Senate campaigns, and even three U.S. Presidential victories. Phillip plays the game of political marketing on the highest level, battling it out with fierce competition, multi-billion-dollar budgets, and a win or die mentality. Phillip's Story Phillip Stutts is fighting a rare, incurable disease. Diagnosed in 2012 with the esophageal disease, Achalasia, he spent five years ignoring it. Frankly, he put his head in the sand, taking medications that did more harm than good, and waiting for the inevitable. Then he woke up and said no more. His mission today is to find a cure and pursue a life of constant growth and giving. And he’s making progress. Phillip is also the best-selling author of Fire Them Now: The 7 Lies Digital Marketers Sell…, and one of the masterminds behind the curtain of political marketing. With more than 20 years of political and marketing experience, Stutts has worked with multiple Fortune 200 companies, has over two decades of experience working on campaigns with billions of dollars in political ad spend, and contributed to 1,273 election victories, including hundreds of U.S. House campaigns, dozens of U.S. Senate campaigns, and even three U.S. Presidential victories. He is the founder and executive chairman of Go BIG Media (a political media firm) and the founder and CEO of Win BIG Media (a corporate marketing agency). Together, these companies have won more than 41 national awards for marketing and creative content. In addition to being represented by Gary Vaynerchuk’s VaynerSpeakers and a keynote speaker for one of the country’s largest privately held speakers bureaus, Keppler Speakers, Phillip has made more than 260 national media appearances including CBS, ESPN, FOX NEWS, FOX BUSINESS, MSNBC, and CNN. He has also appeared on some of the world’s most popular podcasts including Gary Vaynerchuk’s The DailyVee, The James Altucher Show, The Adam Carolla Show, The Dr. Drew Podcast, Jay Abraham’s The Ultimate Entrepreneur, Big Questions with Cal Fussman, and The Dr. Gundry Podcast. He has been lauded as a “marketing genius” by FOX BUSINESS, “the political guru” by ESPN, and “The Michael Jordan of Political Marketing…” by Mike Dillard.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2019
Ep. 35: Alan Stein Jr | Self-Awareness is THE Key to Everything We Want in Life
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In this episode, we talk with ALAN STEIN JR., who is a massively successful business owner and veteran basketball performance coach, who spent 15 years working with the highest-performing athletes on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant). THOUGHT #1 Self-awareness is THE key to everything we want in life THOUGHT #2 Platinum Rule: Treat others the way THEY want to be treated. CONNECT: Website: www.AlanSteinJr.com Book: Raise Your Game Facebook: Alan Stein Jr. LinkedIn: Alan Stein Stein Jr. Twitter: @AlanSteinJr. YouTube: Alan Stein Jr. Instagram: @AlanSteinJr. BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: NBA - www.NBA.com Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) - Wikipedia Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors) - Wikipedia Kobe Bryant (LA Lakers) - Wikipedia Gary Vaynerchuck - www.GaryVaynerchuk.com 8 Mile (Eminem) - Wikipedia Marcus Buckingham - Wikipedia Gallup - www.Gallup.com Now, Discover Your Strengths -Amazon Kylie Irving (Brooklyn Nets) - Wikipedia Boston Celtics - www.NBA.com/Celtics Brooklyn Nets - www.NBA.com/Nets Anthony Davis (LA Lakers) - Wikipedia LeBron James (LA Lakers) -Wikipedia Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) - Wikipedia Chicago Bulls - www.NBA.com/Bulls Scottie Pippin (Chicago Bulls) - Wikipedia Will Purdue (Chicago Bulls) - Wikipedia Bill Cartwright (Chicago Bulls) - Wikipedia San Antonio Spurs - www.NBA.com/Spurs Golden State Warriors - www.NBA.com/Warriors Justin Timberlake - www.JustinTimberlake.com Beyonce - www.Beyonce.com Tom Brady - Wikipedia Emotional Intelligence - www.EmotionalIntelligence.net Banding People Together - www.BandingPeopleTogether.com Brett Culp - www.BrettCulp.com DiSC - www.TheDiscPersonalityTest.com Tylenol - www.Tylenol.com 360-degree assessments/performance appraisals -Wikipedia CHI (Collaborative Harmony Index) - CollaborativeHarmonyIndex.com Jellyfish (Punta Cana) - www.JellyFishRestaurant.com Reggae - Wikipedia Merenge - Wikipedia Pachata - Wikipedia Don't Stop Believin' (Journey) - Wikipedia Ice Ice, Baby (Vanilla Ice) - Wikipedia Big Kettle Drum - www.BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel ALAN STEIN JR. BIO: Alan Stein, Jr. teaches proven strategies to improve organizational performance, create effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration, and develop winning mindsets, rituals, and routines. A successful business owner and veteran basketball performance coach, he spent 15 years working with the highest-performing athletes on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Kobe Bryant). In his corporate keynote programs and workshops, Alan reveals how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. He delivers practical lessons that can be implemented immediately. His clients include American Express, Pepsi, Sabra, Starbucks, Reeds Jewelers, FDA, Omnicell, and numerous college athletic programs. The strategies from Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, are implemented by corporate teams and sports teams around the country. His inspirational words are featured on 12-foot mural outside the Penn State Football Training Center, so that players run past it on the way to practice every day.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2019
Ep. 34: Wendy Davidson | Don't Be Afraid to Color Outside the Lines
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In this episode, we talk with the President of Away From Home for Kellogg North America, WENDY DAVIDSON, who is responsible for leading a $1B business in growth channels from convenience stores & vending to other foodservice business-to-business operations, such as schools, restaurants, lodging and healthcare. THOUGHT #1 Don't be afraid to color outside the lines THOUGHT #2 The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today - Les Brown CONNECT: Website: https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/home.html Twitter: @davidsonwendy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidsonwendy BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Tyson Foods - www.tysonfoods.com McDonald's - www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us.html McCormick & Company - www.mccormickcorporation.com Susan G. Komen - www.komen.org WFF (Women's Foodservice Forum) - https://wff.org Fritzi Woods (late WFF CEO) - https://www.rwsmithco.com/community/profiles/industry-profile-womens-foodservice-forum-2/?fbclid=IwAR3qr8IdoMnFnRveWOlQz1Gb0nv_6hnPNs1bFpZmrzZDy-HNdOZxaKJkLT4 Amanda Hite - https://str.com/team/amanda-hite Steph Grant - https://www.stephgrantphotography.com PacMan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac-Man Frogger - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frogger Super Mario - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_Bros. Rage Room - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rage_room ABBA - https://abbasite.com/ Pop Tarts - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop-Tarts KISS - https://www.kissonline.com Queen + Adam Lambert - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_%2B_Adam_Lambert Carrie Underwood - https://www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com Melissa Etheridge - https://melissaetheridge.com/splash George Thorogood - https://www.georgethorogood.com/ Les Brown - https://lesbrown.com Bowflex MaxPro - https://www.bowflex.com/max-trainer Incogmeato - https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/09/06/incogmeato-kellogg-latest-company-launch-fake-meat-products/2230147001  The Hatchery (Chicago) - https://thehatcherychicago.org Pringles - www.pringles.com Pizza Hut - https://www.pizzahut.com Journey - http://www.journeymusic.com Barclays - https://home.barclays GLAAD - https://www.glaad.org Barefoot Contessa - https://barefootcontessa.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Big Kettle Drum - www.BigKettleDrum.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel WENDY DAVIDSON'S BIO: Wendy Davidson is a global executive with over 25 years of experience in the branded CPG, retail, and food away from home industries, with a record of accomplishment in innovation, turnaround and profitable growth of mature businesses. As the President of Away From Home, Wendy is responsible for leading a $1.1B business in growth channels from small retail formats including convenience and vending to foodservice business-to-business operations such as schools, restaurants, lodging and healthcare as well as specialty ventures such as ecommerce direct-to-consumer. She is a member of the Kellogg Global Leadership Team, the North American Leadership Team, the Kellogg Political Action Committee (PAC) Board, Board of Trustees for the Kellogg Company Fund, eighteen94 Venture Capital Fund Investment Committee, the K Pride & Allies (KPA) and Women of Kellogg (WOK) networks and Executive Sponsor for the company’s Young Professionals (YP) business/employee resource group. Previously, Ms. Davidson worked as Vice President & General Manager for the US & Latin America for McCormick & Company and spent 16 years as a part of the executive team at Tyson Foods Inc. During her tenure, she held a variety of leadership roles including Senior Vice President and General Manager Prepared Foods; Group Vice President Food Service; and Senior Vice President and General Manager of the McDonald’s Global Business Unit. A graduate of Luther College, Wendy serves as the Chair of the Board of Regents. She is a non-Executive Director on the Board of First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE: FHN) and a Trustee on the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Global Board. She is past board chair of Women’s Foodservice Forum, and a member of The Network of Executive Women, the International Women’s Forum, The Chicago Network, Commercial Club of Chicago, Economic Club of Chicago and serves on the Advisory Board of BRAVA Investments, a venture capital fund. Ms. Davidson was awarded the National Diversity Council’s Top 15 Business Women in Illinois in 2017 and received the Luminary Award in 2016 from Girl Scouts of Chicago & NW Indiana. She was named to the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s “40 under 40” and “Diamond Decade”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2019
Ep. 33: Steve Farber | When You Get Tough Feedback--See Where That Takes You
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In this episode, we talk with best-selling author and speaker, STEVE FARBER, who is also the Founder & CEO of The Extreme Leadership Institute. Named by Huffington Post as the #1 Business Speaker to See, Steve is also known as one of the Top 50 Leadership Experts in the U.S. THOUGHT #1 When you get some tough feedback, whether you agree with it or not--assume that it's right and see where that takes you. THOUGHT #2 Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. - Winston Churchill. CONNECT: Website: www.stevefarber.com Business/Website: https://extremeleadership.com Book: Love is Just Damn Good Business Book: The Radical Edge Book: The Radical Leap Facebook: www.facebook.com/stevefarber LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/stevefarber Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevefarber YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCvXvKzbWTmm2VWCTI47hsvg Instagram: www.instagram.com/stevefarber Medium: https://medium.com/@stevefarber BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Tom Peters - https://tompeters.com 360-degree assessments/performance appraisals - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/360-degree_feedback Corvirtus - https://corvirtus.com Myers-Briggs - www.myersbriggs.org Franklin-Covey - www.franklincovey.com Strengthsfinder - https://www.gallup.com CHI (Collaborative Harmony Index) - https://collaborativeharmonyindex.com Winston Churchill - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill Banding People Together - www.bandingpeopletogether.com Mike Kneidinger - www.darden.com/our-company/executive-leadership/michael-kneidinger Yardhouse (Darden) -www.yardhouse.com/home Bennighans - https://bennigans.com 1976 Cadillac El Dorado - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Eldorado "Best Places to Work" - https://fortune.com/best-companies Big Kettle Drum - www.BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel STEVE FARBER BIO: Huffington Post has named Steve Farber as the #1 Business Speaker to See. Listed as one of Inc.’s global Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts, Farber is a Leadership Pioneer, Strategist, Keynote Speaker and Bestselling Author on Extreme Leadership. His expertise is in creating organizational cultures where leadership is not just an opportunity and obligation for those in authority, but for everyone at all levels. Former Vice President of the Tom Peters Company, Steve is the President of Extreme Leadership, Inc, and the founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, organizations devoted to the cultivation and development of Extreme Leaders around the world. His accessible, deeply inspirational, and eminently practical Radical LEAP framework is widely used across the business, non-profit and education spectrum. Farber has been credited with redefining leadership in deeply personal yet practical terms and re-energizing thousands of people to make a significant difference in their businesses, lives, and the world around them. Steve is the author of the new book Love is Just Damn Good Business. His third book, Greater Than Yourself, was a Wall Street Journal® and USA Today® bestseller. His second book, The Radical Edge, was hailed as “a playbook for harnessing the power of the human spirit.” And his first book, The Radical Leap, is already considered a classic in the leadership field. It received Fast Company Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award and was recently named one of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time. His column, The Extreme Leadership Chronicles, runs frequently on Inc.com. Steve has worked with Johns Hopkins, Cisco, Intel, TriNet, Hyatt and hundreds of other organizations large and small. He has spoken to or worked with virtually every industry there is--from the tech sector to financial services, manufacturing, health care, hospitality, entertainment, public education, retail, and government. ORGANIZATIONS HIRE STEVE TO: Deliver practical, inspiring and entertaining keynote speeches Embed the practices of Extreme Leadership in the DNA of the organization Provide significant on-going leadership learning and development Create and amplify deep employee engagement Work personally with executives or teams as an Advisor, Coach, Guide & Confidant       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 11, 2019
Ep. 32: Merril Hoge | Find a Way
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In this episode, we talk with MERRIL HOGE, former NFL running back, ESPN analyst and cancer survivor...now bestselling author and motivational speaker. THOUGHT #1 Find a Way THOUGHT #2 When things go wrong, don't go with them - Elvis Presley CONNECT: Website: Merrilhoge.com Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE and the Plot to Destroy Football (2018) Find a Way: Three Words That Changed My Life (2010) BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: McDonalds's - www.mcdonalds.com/ Pulp Fiction - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulp_Fiction ESPN - www.espn.com NFL - www.nfl.com Pittsburgh Steelers - www.steelers.com Elvis Presley - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Presley Walter Payton - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Payton Don Yaeger (Sports Illustrated) - https://donyaeger.com Partners in Leadership - www.partnersinleadership.com Big Kettle Drum - www.BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel MERRIL HOGE'S BIO: Find. A. Way. Merril Hoge has proven that those three, simple words can be the most powerful words in the English language. Merril’s Find-A-Way philosophy helped him achieve his dream of becoming an NFL powerhouse and would later help him fight to live as he struggled to overcome cancer, open-heart surgery, and family tragedy. As a speaker since 2005, Merril has taken the stage to deliver his message to hundreds of associations corporate audiences, such as Highmark Insurance, Equifax, and Verizon Wireless. He uses the tenacity of that simple phrase to help people realize their gifts and uncover the tools they need to find their way. Best-Selling Author In 2018, with the national discussion on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) at its peak, Merril released Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind CTE and the Plot to Destroy Football. He collaborated on the project with board-certified forensic neuropathologist, Dr. Peter Cummings, to take an unbiased look at the facts surrounding this misunderstood pattern. Together, they conducted a provocative examination of the science, as well as the hysteria around CTE and how it is being manipulated to serve an agenda. Merril’s first book, Find a Way: Three Words That Changed My Life, was released in 2010. It is a moving memoir in which he shares the simple philosophy that guides him to this day and has enabled him to overcome obstacles throughout his life. NFL Football: The dream Merril Hoge graduated from Idaho State University in 1987. As a four-year starter, he held 11 of the school’s football records, including single-season and career marks for rushing attempts, rushing yards, and all-purpose yards. Merril also scored 44 ISU touchdowns, a Big Sky Conference record, and still holds the record for the most receptions by an Idaho State running back (182). After graduation, Merril achieved his dream of playing in the NFL, starting a successful eight-year run with the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a Steeler (1987-1993), Merril set the team record for most receptions by a running back (50 in 1988) and was one of only two Steelers to rush for more than 100 yards in back-to-back playoff games. After signing a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears, a series of concussions forced him into early retirement in 1995. By the end of his career, Merril had played in 122 consecutive games, the longest streak in the NFL at that time. Broadcasting: The Second Career Always one to find a way, the former NFL running back has transformed himself into a successful analyst for ESPN for 21 years: Appears regularly on NFL Matchup, the network’s longest running show Host of Fantasy Football for the show’s launch Routinely offers his analysis on shows like NFL Live and NFL PrimeTime A regular guest on LIVE SportsCenter over many years Merril continues to provide analysis to ESPN’s annual Super Bowl and NFL Draft coverage and is a regular voice on ESPN Radio and ESPN.com. He also served as a game analyst and sideline reporter on ESPN2 for its college football coverage and made his way to the telecast booth to call games for the Arena Football League. Overcoming Challenges: Creating Victories In 2003, Merril was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which he fought – and beat – using the same resolve he demonstrated on the football field. He received the Chairman’s Advocacy Award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2004 and 2008 for his outstanding participation in driving awareness for LLS and its mission. His doctors told Merril in the fall of 2015 that he was suffering from an enlarged aorta and would need to undergo open-heart surgery. That experience and the awareness he gained led to his on-going partnership with the American Heart Association in helping deliver their “Lifestyles for a Healthy Heart” message. CTE: Common-Sense Advocacy In the years since his career-ending head trauma, Merril has championed concussion research, resisted the hysteria surrounding the disease, and become an informed advocate in the prevention and treatment of brain injuries. 2009: Testified at a congressional hearing on football head injuries, challenging legislators to institute a head-trauma protocol for players ages 8-18 2010: Appointed in 2010 to the NFL MTBI Committee, which initiates research and advises the NFL on best practices for concussion prevention and management 2010: Named to the board of directors for USA Football, the sport’s national governing body on youth and amateur levels 2011: Invited by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to serve on the NFL’s Return-to-Play Subcommittee which deals with head, neck, and spine cases 2011: Met with senior officials at the Pentagon to discuss the military’s tough-guy culture and instilling the benefits of leaders suffering a concussive head injury to voluntarily remove themselves from a situation as the best course of action for the troops under their command 2011: Participated in the NFL-USO Tour to Afghanistan with Matt Millen and Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, visiting troops overseas 2012: Helped launch Heads-up Football with USA Football 2014: Became an active part of the USA Football Advisory Committee Refocused Efforts: New Frontiers To help bring the focus back to football, Merril also worked with the NFL in developing its “Way to Play” program to celebrate athletes who play the game right. Throughout the season, the spotlight falls on players doing things well, with a weekly “Way to Play” winner who awards the $2,500 prize to their selected charity. Season winners receive the honor of being named to the Lott/Madden team during Pre-Superbowl week. Merril’s life-long love of the game also helped launch a new kind of league in 2018—Your Call Football. YCD blends football and app technology enabling fans to call the play in real time. As head coach, Merrill took his team Power to 4-0 in the league’s inaugural season. Helping Others: The Goal As a believer in helping your community, Merrill serves as Chairman and a member of the board of the Highmark Caring Foundation. The group helps grieving children, adolescents and the families who lost loved ones and is particularly meaningful to Merril, who lost his mother when he was just 21 years old. There are currently four centers in Pennsylvania, in Erie, Harrisburg, and two in Pittsburgh. With the Chuck Noll Hall of Fame Game for Life award, Merril was instrumental in developing a program that recognizes the youth football community in each state. Since 2017, the program, together with business partners Dicks, Riddell, and USA Football, has awarded recipients over $150,000. Merril also joined forces with Hall of Famers John Madden and Ronnie Lott to help launch The NFL’s Way to Play program, spotlighting great ambassadors of the game. Each week throughout the season, one player is recognized for excellence in playing the game with skill and integrity and is awarded $2,500 to donate to any football program of his choice, along with a letter from the NFL commissioner.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2019
Ep. 31: David Bailey | Connect with Your People, Then to Each Other
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In this episode, we talk with DAVID BAILEY, the President of Southern States Material Handling, a Toyota Industries Company, that provides material handling solutions to its customers. THOUGHT #1 Connect with your people; then connect them to each other. THOUGHT #2 Working together without alignment is cooperation, not collaboration. – Alan Schaefer CONNECT: Website: www.sstlift.com Email: dbailey@sstlift.com BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Big Kettle Drum - www.BigKettleDrum.com The Seminole Tribe of Florida - SemTribe.com Hooters - Hooters.com Starbucks - Starbucks.com Southwest Airlines - Southwest.com Joe Newton - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Newton_(coach) Alan Schaefer - premierespeakers.com/alan-schaefer/bio Banding People Together - www.bandingpeopletogether.com Nick Sarillo - www.adlspeakers.com/nick-full-bio Law & Order - www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit U2 - www.u2.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel DAVID BAILEY BIO: David is currently the President of Southern States Material Handling, a Toyota Industries Company, that provides material handling solutions to its customers. His organization has 300 associates spread over 9 locations in Georgia and Florida. David has been with Toyota for 7 years since he transitioned from 22 years as an Army Officer. His leadership career in the military was leading aviation organizations including piloting scout helicopters. He served in several locations in the United States, Europe, and two years in the Middle East where he was awarded two Bronze Stars. Although he resides in Tampa, Florida, he still follows his home state Sooners on the gridiron. David is a veracious learner, reading everything from Peter Drucker to the Bible, consistently improving his leadership abilities to better serve his associates, customers and company. He holds an MBA from the Whitman School of Management and a Master of Arts in Public Administration both from Syracuse University, which is also where he developed an allergy to cold weather. Dave and his Wife merged their bands 6 years ago creating household of six kids, a live-in Grandma, two miniature schnauzers and a Beta fish named Blueberry. Although two kids are out on their own, the youngest two have filled up his spare time with travel baseball. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2019
Ep. 30: Steph Grant | Use Your Platform for Good
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In this episode, we talk with STEPH GRANT, who is the owner of Steph Grant Studios, a digital agency operated by a powerhouse team of female creative, specializing in executive media shots and conferences and the Founder of the Promote Love Movement.   THOUGHT #1 With a large following comes great responsibility; use your platform for good. THOUGHT #2 Give without expectation - Gary Vaynerchuk CONNECT: Website: www.stephgrantphotography.com Instagram: @imsteph Twitter: @imstephdotcom Email: steph@stephgrantstudios.com Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/stephgrantstudios BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Black Friday - https://blackfriday.com/ Cracker Barrel - www.crackerbarrel.com Jason Derulo - www.jasonderulo.com Go Daddy - www.godaddy.com Fossil - www.papermag.com/fossil-pride-alyssa-edwards-2638413167.html Burning Man - https://burningman.org KPride - www.kelloggdiversityandinclusion.com Jeffrey Shaw - www.jeffreyshaw.com Imaging USA - https://imagingusa.org "Brown Eyed Girl" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Eyed_Girl Summer Brand Camp (TDn2K) - https://tdn2k.com WFF (Women's Foodservice Forum) - https://wff.org Brene Brown - https://brenebrown.com Scott Stratten - www.unmarketing.com Flush Mob Dons - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCAjqI_j18Y Mashable - https://mashable.com Cosmopolitan - www.cosmopolitan.com The Huffington Post - www.huffpost.com Tumbler - www.tumblr.com Trevor Project - www.thetrevorproject.org Promote Love Movement - http://promotelovemovement.com Joni Doolin - peoplereport.com  Wally Doolin - www.nokidhungry.org Kat Cole - https://www.wsb.com/speakers/kat-cole Amanda Hite - https://str.com/team/amanda-hite# Elon Musk - www.tesla.com/elon-musk Richard Branson - www.virgin.com/richard-branson Angelina Jolie - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelina_Jolie Wendy Davidson (Kellogg's) - linkedin.com/in/davidsonwendy Gary Vaynerchuck - www.garyvaynerchuk.com/ Paul Walker - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Walker The Starfish Story - https://www.catalystscrubs.com/blogs/news/70248323-make-a-difference-monday-the-starfish-story Snidley Whiplash - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snidely_Whiplash Top Ramen - https://nissinfoods.com/products/top-ramen-noodles Eggo Waffles - www.leggomyeggo.com Big Kettle Drum - www.BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel   STEPH GRANT’S BIO: Steph Grant is the owner of Steph Grant Studios, a digital agency operated by a powerhouse team of female creative, specializing in executive media shots and conferences and the Founder of the Promote Love Movement (a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community raised in a religious environment to connect and share their stories). Steph believes in the importance of being visible and vocal for those in our community who cannot. “Sharing our stories can change minds and softens hearts. I have experienced this firsthand through my work as a photographer and during my own coming out process. It’s so rewarding to have complete strangers say that they felt like they had a front row seat at the weddings that I have shot or that after seeing my images and stories they can no longer support their stance against the LGBTQ+ community.”  As an out lesbian photographer, Steph’s primary focus is to make people feel comfortable so that their personalities and love are captured in every wedding photograph. “I love every second of my job. I have worked very hard to be exactly where I am…and that is right here in this moment with you. My goal is to get to know your love story & to tell it with my images.”  Some highlights from Steph Grant’s amazing career: Known for being the first LGBTQ+ Wedding photographer in the industry and for photographing the first lesbian Indian wedding in the US which went viral in 2013 with 81K people on her website in 1 day Recognized on the Senate floor in CA in 2018 for her work with the LGBTQ+ community Spoke on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community at a Google event & Rebelution Resurge in NYC…where she was asked to share my story and engage in conversations surrounding inclusion and representation in the wedding industry Was the face of Fossil’s 2019 Pride Campaign and was asked to share her story for their social media campaign   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2019
Ep. 29: ASMR | If You Whisper It, I'll Believe It
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This episode is going to be a bit different. You’re still going to get an awesome piece of advice, but it’s going to be delivered in the natural human phenomenon known as ASMR, which stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. (HEADPHONES ARE A MUST) Caution: This episode may cause a low-grade sensation of euphoria.  THOUGHT #1 Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them - Miguel de Unamuno QUESTIONABLE TRIVIA: There is an official ruling for how many Tootsie Pop licks it takes to get to the center. The blob of toothpaste that sits on your toothbrush has a name. High heels were originally invented for men. Baby carrots were invented in 1986. The longest that a headless chicken has lived after having its head cut off is 18 months. CONNECT: Website: www.thoughtsthatrock.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/thought_rocker Instagram: www.instagram.com/thoughtsthatrock/ Email: hosts@thoughtsthatrock.com BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Roller Derby – www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_derby Doritos - www.doritos.com Spock – www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spock Tootsie Pop - www.tootsie.com/candy/tootsie-pops/tootsie-pops Purdue University - www.purdue.edu Nurdle – www.wiktionary.org/wiki/nurdle High Heels for Men - www.teenvogue.com/story/heels-history-men Baby Carrots - www.huffpost.com/entry/baby-carrots-are-liars_n_570d98cce4b03d8b7b9ec7f4 Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel PODCAST BIO: Have you ever been given a piece of advice so incredible that it rocked your world? Brant Menswar and Jim Knight, two of the country's most sought after speakers, discuss bite-sized, specific and compelling thoughts (shared with a rockstar guest) that have changed the course of people’s lives.  Whether you’re searching for inspiration, long for change or just enjoy powerful conversation, this weekly, edu-taining podcast will be music to your ears...this week, just a little bit more softly. SSSHHHHHH Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
Ep. 28: Bill Shore | Pick the Right Battles
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In this episode, we talk with a total rock star in the philanthropic world, BILL SHORE, the Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Share Our Strength, which is the parent company of campaigns like No Kid Hungry & Cooking Matters; Billy chats with us about picking the right battles. THOUGHT #1 Pick battles that are big enough to matter but small enough to win - Jonathan Kozol THOUGHT #2 We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity – HG Wells CONNECT: Website: www.ShareOurStrenth.org Website: www.NoKidHungry.org Add Passion & Stir (podcast) - http://addpassionandstir.com/?_ga=2.236996928.1963043358.1574222744-831328515.1561957241 The Cathedral Within (book) - https://www.amazon.com/Cathedral-Within-Transforming-Giving-Something/dp/0375758291 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nokidhungry/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nokidhungry/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/billyshore/ Twitter: @nokidhungry Email: bshore@strength.org BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Dine Out - https://dine.nokidhungry.org Cooking Matters - www.CookingMatters.org Jonathan Kozol - www.JonathanKozol.com HG Wells - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._G._Wells Kat Cole - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat_Cole Amanda Hite - http://btcrevolutions.com/#about Deloitte - www.Deloitte.com El Monte School District - http://web.emcsd.org CBS/Scott Peely - https://www.cbsnews.com/news/homeless-children-the-hard-times-generation-27-06-2011/ Project Ethiopia - https://www.project-ethiopia.org Walt Disney World's Dreamers & Doers - https://www.wftv.com/news/local/15-central-florida-students-selected-as-disney-dreamers-and-doers-shining-stars-/944453994 Elon Musk (Space X) - https://www.spacex.com/elon-musk Big Kettle Drum - www.BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel BILL SHORE'S BIO: Billy Shore is the executive chair of Share Our Strength, which through proven, effective campaigns like No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters, connects people who care to ideas that work. Since founding Share Our Strength in 1984 with his sister Debbie, Billy has led the organization in raising more than $600 million to fight hunger and poverty, and has won the support of national leaders in business, government, health and education, sports and entertainment. Billy is also the chair of Community Wealth Partners, Share Our Strength’s for-profit consulting firm that helps leaders and communities solve social problems. Before founding Share Our Strength, served on the senatorial and presidential campaign staffs for former U.S. Senator Gary Hart and as chief of staff to former U.S. Senator Robert Kerrey. In 2014, congressional leaders appointed him to the National Commission on Hunger, a group tasked with finding innovative ways to end hunger in America. In addition to his work with Share Our Strength, Billy is a leading voice in the national conversation on hunger and poverty. He is the author of four books focused on social change, including “Revolution of the Heart” (Riverhead Press, 1995), “The Cathedral Within” (Random House, 1999), “The Light of Conscience” (Random House, 2004) and most recently, “The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men” (Public Affairs, 2010). He also hosts Add Passion and Stir, a weekly podcast that brings together high-profile chefs and change-makers to talk about the central role food plays in social justice. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Billy earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He has been an adjunct professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business and an advisor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. From 2001 to 2011, he served as a director of The Timberland Company. Billy was named one of America’s Best Leaders by US News & World Report. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2019
Ep. 27: Keith Overton | Perseverance Trumps All Attributes & Skills
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In this episode, we talk with Florida's "Tourism Person of the Year (2011), KEITH OVERTON, the President & COO of Tradewinds Island Resorts in beautiful St, Pete Beach, FL.   THOUGHT #1 Perseverance trumps all other attributes and skills. THOUGHT #2 What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that’s another matter. – Peter Drucker CONNECT: Website: www.TradewindsResort.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/twresorts/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TradewindsIslandResorts/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TradeWindsResort BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: NRA (National Restaurant Association) - www.restaurant.org Walt Disney World - www.Disney.com The Ritz-Carlton - www.RitzCarlton.com Popeyes - www.Popeyes.com Dallas Cowboys - www.DallasCowboys.com Cracker Barrel - www.CrackerBarrel.com Kat Cole (Focus Brands) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat_Cole Nick Sarillo (Nick's Pizza & Pub) - https://www.adlspeakers.com/nick-full-bio Alan Schaefer (Banding People Together) - http://www.bandingpeopletogether.com/team_member/alan-schaefer/ Scott Stratten - http://www.unmarketing.com/about/ Fort Pastor - https://www.newreleasetoday.com/artistdetail.php?artist_id=1271 Five Star Iris - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Star_Iris Peter Drucker - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Drucker Kyle Smith (Nothing Bundt Cakes) - https://www.nothingbundtcakes.com/celebrates250thbakeryandleadershipannouncements Cheap Trick - www.CheapTrick.com Robyn Zander (Cheap Trick) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Zander Blue Oyster Cult - www.BlueOysterCult.com Rocky - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky Rita Gilligan (Hard Rock) - https://www.facebook.com/HardRockRitaGilligan/ AHLA (American Hotel & Lodging Association) - www.ahla.com McKenzie Overton - https://athletesforhearts.com/index.php/2015/07/03/our-story/ Athletes for Hearts - www.AthletesforHearts.com Michelle Smith (2x Olympian) - www.MichelleSmith.com Mike Alstott (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Alstott Saving Abel - www.SavingAbelNation.com Stephen Covey - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Covey Kathleen Wood (Suzy's Swirl) - http://www.suzysswirl.com/our-story Bucs Beach Bash - https://www.buccaneers.com/fans/beachbash St. Pete Beach Bikefest - https://www.stpetebeachbikefest.com Billy Ray Cyrus - www.BillyRayCyrus.com Saliva - www.Saliva.com Tantric - https://www.facebook.com/Tantric/ Fuel - https://www.fuelrocks.com Soul Asylum - https://www.soulasylum.com Bret Michaels - https://www.bretmichaels.com Charlie Daniels Band - https://www.charliedaniels.com Big Kettle Drum - www.BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel KEITH OVERTON'S BIO: Keith Overton is President and COO overseeing TradeWinds Island Resorts – the TradeWinds Island Grand and RumFish Beach Resort St. Pete Beach and RumFish Grill. Keith oversees all 1,100 employees, the company’s operations, sales and marketing efforts, accounting functions, human resource functions and capital improvements projects at the resorts, as well as ensuring the resorts uphold the standard of service consistent with the TradeWinds name. He has led the TradeWinds family since 1995 and is a 31-year veteran of Florida's hospitality industry. Keith Overton was named Tourism Person of the Year in 2011 by the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce. Keith currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Hotel & Lodging Association and is a member of its prestigious Resort Committee. He served as the 2004 and 2008 chairman for the Hospitality Alliance Scholarship Foundation of Tampa Bay and has been a director on the foundation’s board since 1998, as well. Keith is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist and serves as a member of Tampa Bay Watch’s Board of Directors, the Board of Visitors for the Florida Institute of Oceanography and previously served on the Florida Wildlife Federation’s Board of Directors. Keith is actively involved with many charities in the Tampa Bay area, including the Ronald McDonald Houses of Tampa Bay. He founded Athletes for Hearts, Inc., in 2007, which raises money for families with children with life-threatening heart conditions. His daughter MacKenzie, now 24 years old, was the recipient of a heart transplant at just 17 days old. A native of Kissimmee/Orlando, Florida, Keith Overton is a graduate of Concord University, West Virginia, and the University of Central Florida, Orlando. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Travel Industry Management and received his MBA in International Hotel and Tourism Management from Schiller International University and has been designated as a Certificated Hotel Administrator (CHA) since 2001. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2019
Ep. 26: David Cantu | Be the Same Person at Work & Home
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In this episode, we talk with DAVID CANTU, the Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer of HotSchedules, which is a revolutionary restaurant technology company, supporting over 31,000 different businesses comprised of over 3 million users and one of the greatest internal cultures we know. THOUGHT #1 Be the same person you are at work and at home. THOUGHT #2 Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand; the sun's rays do not burn until brought into focus. - Alexander Graham Bell CONNECT: Website: www.fourth.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdavidcantu/ BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Ray Pawlikowski - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ray-pawlikowski-0627a89/ Stepford Wives - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stepford_Wives Alexander Graham Bell - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Graham_Bell Marlin Equity Partners - www.MarlinEquity.com Stephen Covey - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Covey Bono – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bono Rolling Stone Magazine - www.RollingStone.com Managers' Red Book - www.RedBookSolutions.com Chili's - www.chilis.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel DAVE CANTU'S BIO: At HotSchedules, David Cantu is responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with customers by engaging with them at all levels to collect and disseminate customer feedback throughout the company. Dave's 17+ years of restaurant operations experience have contributed to HotSchedules' product development and innovative solutions to improve restaurant operations scheduling efficiencies, labor management, and increased employee engagement. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2019
Ep. 25: Serah Morrissey | Let it Be as Easy as It Wants to Be
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In this episode, we talk with SERAH MORRISSEY, the current President of CHART (an association of hospitality trainers); she talks about being transparent and helping others deal with a wide range of issues, including mental health, homeless youth, sexual assault and huge life changes.  THOUGHT #1 What would happen if you let things be as easy as they want to be? THOUGHT #2 Your inner critic can have a seat on the bus, but it can never touch the wheel. CONNECT: Website: www.chart.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/serahmorrissey/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahjane55415?__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARCLiLIVwXTZIVgwunQ0MwNmodAsfkZW59iy5AsvCQFZo4uTeLR8_JDpZIjPZHVpolhgTyGOn1yZpVPL&fref=mentions Twitter: @serahmorrissey Instagram: @serahmorrissey Email: serahmorrissey@yahoo.com BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: RAINN - www.RAINN.org Lou Pearlman - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Pearlman New Kids on the Block - www.nkotb.com Backstreet Boys - www.BackstreetBoys.com Cris Judd - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cris_Judd Brian Fanzo - https://www.isocialfanz.com The Jackass Whisperer (Scott Stratten) - https://www.amazon.com/Jackass-Whisperer-worst-people-online_even/dp/1989025730 John Varvados - www.JohnVarvados.com Poshmark - www.poshmark.com Robin Getman - https://www.speakernow.com/robin-getman/ Colin Powell - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Powell Jennifer Swan - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferswan1/ Melissa Wiggins - https://cannonballkidscancer.org/author/melissawiggins/ Teresa Miles - https://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2018/10/22/ultimate-ceo-2018-womens-center-of-jacksonvilles.html Jacksonville Women's Center - www.WomensCenterofJax.org Jim Trick - www.JimTrick.com Hotel Management Magazine - https://www.hotelmanagement.net/hotel-management-magazine-subscription Brandon Hill - https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-hill-btc/ LOST/Jack Shepard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFPYhQ03M-A Bill Cosby - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Cosby Big Kettle Drum - www.BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel SERAH MORRISSEY'S BIO: After being born and raised in South Dakota, Serah attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with honors from the school of Psychology (with no help from her Vocal Performance scholarship). Her hospitality career began in 2000 at The Saint Paul Hotel, a historic luxury full-service property in downtown St. Paul, MN, where she spent 10 years in HR, ultimately taking on the additional role of Corporate Director of Talent for 2000 hotel and restaurant employees. After serving in various hospitality HR and Training executive roles, she is now the Senior Director of Human Resources for the Intercontinental Hotel – Minneapolis St. Paul Airport. Serah is the current President of CHART: A Hospitality Training Association. She is passionate about people development and enjoys writing training columns for Hotel Management Magazine, an opportunity she was given through involvement in CHART. Serah is a curriculum consultant for the hospitality programs at two local colleges and on the employer advisory board for several employment agencies in the Twin Cities. Outside of hospitality training, Serah is most passionate about being a mom, exploring the world with her son and working to help the disadvantaged through volunteerism and advocacy. Serah has served on the board for YouthLink in Minneapolis and continues to be an advocate for homeless youth and mental health awareness. In 2015, she co-founded Green Ray Entertainment, a movie production company focusing on documentaries and family films. An adventurous spirit, Serah can sometimes be found jumping out of airplanes, walking on fire or horseback riding in Iceland. As an assault victim herself, Serah took solace in connecting with the awesome folks at RAINN - the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. Whether you're looking for support, information, advice, or a referral, their trained support specialists are ready to help. Go to www.RAINN.org or call 1-800-656-HOPE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2019
Ep. 24: Col. Larry Broadwell | Focus on Purpose & People
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In this episode, we talk with COL. LARRY BROADWELL, who works at the Pentagon, currently serving as the Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, but was recently promoted to Brigadier General-Select. He talks about leaders who understand that purpose and people define organizational cultures. THOUGHT #1 Focus on purpose and people, rather than objectives and outputs. THOUGHT #2 A good decision is one that is born from our values, considers all the facts, and honors what we are feeling at that moment. CONNECT: Website: www.AirForce.com BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Peter Drucker - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Drucker Ron Tite - www.RonTite.com Page Two - www.PageTwo.com Original Grain - www.OriginalGrain.com Orlando Magic - https://www.nba.com/magic/ Amazon Prime - https://www.amazon.com/amazonprime?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0 Air Force Core Values - https://www.doctrine.af.mil/Portals/61/documents/Volume_2/V2-D05-Core-Values.pdf Seth Godin - www.SethGodin.com Chick-fil-A - www.Chick-fil-A.com Geek Squad - https://www.bestbuy.com/site/services/geek-squad/pcmcat138100050018.c?id=pcmcat138100050018 LEGO - www.Lego.com Zappos - www.Zappos.com Theo Menswar - https://www.wesh.com/article/family-hopes-to-find-cure-for-teen-s-rare-disease/4423212 Zillow.com - www.zillow.com Major Heather Penny - https://www.history.com/news/911-heather-penney-united-flight-93 Big Kettle Drum - www.BigKettleDrum.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel COL. LARRY BROADWELL'S BIO: Col Larry Broadwell is the Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Col Broadwell received his commission in March 1996 from Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. He is a graduate of both Undergraduate Navigator Training, and Undergraduate Pilot Training serving as a rated officer in the C-130E, F-15C, and F-22. Col Broadwell is a veteran of Operations JOINT GUARD, JOINT FORGE, DESERT FOX, SOUTHERN WATCH, NOBLE EAGLE, and IRAQI FREEDOM. Prior to his current position, Col Broadwell was the Commander, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale Air Force Base, Calif. EDUCATION 1994 Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Jacksonville St. University, Jacksonville, Ala. 2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2004 Masters of Aerospace Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Fla. 2008 Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. 2009 Masters of Airpower Art and Science, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 2010 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala. ASSIGNMENTS 1. March 1996–July 1997, Student Navigator, VT-4, Pensacola NAS, Fla. and 562 FTS, Randolph AFB, Texas. 2. July1997–February 1999, C-130E Navigator, 41 AS, Pope AFB, N.C. 3. February 1999–April 2000, Student Pilot, 37 FTS and 50 FTS, Columbus AFB, Miss. 4. April 2000–May 2001, F-15C Student Pilot, 2 FS, Tyndall AFB, Fla. 5. May 2001–February 2004, Flight Commander, F-15C Mission Commander, 94 FS, Langley AFB, Va. 6. February 2004–June 2007, Assistant Director of Operations, F-15C Instructor Pilot, 1 FS and 325 OSS, Tyndall AFB, Fla. 7. June 2007–June 2008, Student, Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kans. 8. June 2008–July 2009, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 9. July 2009–July 2010, Deputy Division Chief, United States Forces-Iraq / J-5 Strategy, Baghdad, Iraq 10. July 2010–November 2010, F-22 Student Pilot, 43 FS, Tyndall AFB, Fla. 11. November 2010–February 2011, Assistant Director of Operations, 49 OSS, Holloman AFB, N.M. 12. February 2011–October 2011, Director of Operations, 7 FS, Holloman AFB, N.M. 13. October 2011–April 2013, Commander, 7 FS, Holloman AFB, N.M. 14. April 2013–June 2013, Student, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk NAS, Va. 15. June 2013–July 2014, Executive Officer to COMACC, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. 16. July 2014–June 2016, Commander, 1st Operations Group, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. 17. July 2016–April 2018, Commander, 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Calif. 18. April 2018–Present, Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS July 2009–July 2010, Deputy Division Chief, United States Forces-Iraq / J-5 Strategy, Baghdad, Iraq, as a major, then lieutenant colonel FLIGHT INFORMATION Rating: command pilot Flight Hours: 2,200 including 25 combat hours Aircraft flown: C-130E, T-38A, F-15C, F-15D, F-22, RQ-4 MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster Bronze Star Medal Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air Medal Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Commendation Medal Air Force Achievement Medal EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION Second Lieutenant March 15, 1996 First Lieutenant March 15, 1998 Captain March 15, 2000 Major March 1, 2006 Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2010 Colonel Oct. 1, 2014 Brigadier General-Select, 2019 (confirmed by the Senate) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2019
Ep. 23 Phil Gerbyshak | Be More YOU
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In this episode, we talk with PHIL GERBYSHAK, a phenomenal Sales speaker & coach, social media guru, author of 5 books, podcast host of "Conversations with Phil" and a real life pinball wizard. Currently the VP of Sales Training at Vector Solutions, Phil chats with us about being your true self. THOUGHT #1 Be More YOU - Steve Farber THOUGHT #2 Being Original Starts with Playing Your Favorite Covers and Making Them Your Own CONNECT: Website: www.PhilGerbyshak.com Instagram: @PhilGerb Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philgerbyshak LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philgerb/ Twitter: @PhilGerb Email: phil@philgerbyshak.com Podcast: Conversations with Phil BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Shia LaBeof - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shia_LaBeouf Steve Farber - www.SteveFarber.com Lady Gaga - www.LadyGaga.com Michaelangelo - www.Michaelangelo.org Harley-Davidson - www.Harley-Davidson.com Wawa - www.wawa.com Southwest Airlines - www.southwest.com Red Bull - www.RedBull.com Micahel Port - www.MichaelPort.com Amanda Hite - http://btcrevolutions.com/#about S.O.B. Conference - https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/299734 Bob Dylan - www.BobDylan.com Journey - www.JourneyMusic.com Prince - www.Prince.com Lynyrd Skynyrd - www.LynyrdSkynyrd.com John Maxwell - www.JohnMaxwell.com Tim Sanders - www.TimSanders.com The Beatles - www.TheBeatles.com Marcus Buckingham - www.MarcusBuckingham.com Eagles - www.Eagles.com Big Kettle Drum - www.BigKettleDrum.com Miley Cyrus - https://shop.mileycyrus.com The Rolling Stones - www.TheRollingStones.com Freddie Mercury/Queen - www.FreddieMercury.com Bono - https://www.biography.com/musician/bono KISS - www.KissOnline.com Extreme - www.Extreme-Band.com John Mellencamp - www.Mellencamp.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel PHIL GERBYSHAK BIO: Phil Gerbyshak is a sales speaker, sales expert, sales trainer, and the host of the podcast "Conversations with Phil". Phil trains his clients on the power of connection and how to best leverage the reach of social media, combined with the deeply personal work of nurturing 1-to-1 relationships, to grow profitable, long-term clients, transforming business and boosting revenue. People matter - and they don’t scale. Phil is the author of 5 books and his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, Inc. and countless other publications online and offline. When Phil isn't speaking, training or coaching, Phil spends his time walking on the gulf beaches in Florida and playing pinball at the local pinball museum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 06, 2019
Ep. 22: Dawn Sweeney | Be a Great Juggler
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In this episode, we talk with one of the most influential people in the country, DAWN SWEENEY, the President & CEO of the National Restaurant Association; the 2nd largest industry in the U.S., representing 15 million people and $863 Billion in sales. THOUGHT #1 Life is a juggling act of glass and rubber balls; a great ‘juggler’ knows which ones can easily bounce and which ones to prevent from falling and shattering. THOUGHT #2 If you are depressed, you are living in the past; if you are anxious, you are living in the future; if you are at peace, you are living in the present - Lao Tzu CONNECT: Website: www.Restaurant.org BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: International Dairy Foods Association - www.IDFA.org "Got Milk?" campaign - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got_Milk%3F AARP - www.AARP.org Lao Tzu - http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/Philosophy/Taichi/lao.html The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - www.FranklinCovey.com The Speed of Trust (Steven R Covey) - www.SpeedofTrust.com Sally Smith - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_J._Smith Buffalo Wild Wings - www.BuffaloWildWings.com Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (Richard Carlson) - https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Sweat-Small-Stuff-Its/dp/0786881852 Woolworths - www.Woolworths.com James Cordon (The Late Late Show) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Corden West Side Story - www.WestSideStory.com Foo Fighters - www.FooFighters.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel DAWN SWEENEY'S BIO: As president and chief executive officer of the National Restaurant Association, Dawn Sweeney has been instrumental in focusing the mission of the Association through a unique, multi-year strategic plan, highlighting key areas of opportunity within the restaurant industry. The National Restaurant Association’s members include quick service, fast casual, managed foodservice, casual and fine dining – along with manufacturers, suppliers and distributors. The American restaurant industry is composed of one million restaurant and foodservice outlets and 14 million employees. Since taking the helm at the end of 2007, Sweeney has led the Association in a wide-range of policy issues, while offering services and products that promote the industry and help individual operators and large multi-unit companies succeed. Sweeney has realigned the Association’s priorities and structure to strengthen its core operations, including consolidating its Foundation around a mission to develop a strong workforce and build the next generation of industry leaders. The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s major goal is to educate students on the restaurant business through the ProStart program – running in high schools nationwide – and to provide educational scholarships Sweeney has led the Association to several major legislative victories, including achieving federal legislation on menu-labeling, and has launched the first-of-its-kind children’s menu initiative – Kids LiveWell. Under her leadership, the Association’s annual tradeshow – the largest restaurant and hospitality industry tradeshow in the U.S. – has seen growth both in revenue and impact. Before joining the National Restaurant Association, Sweeney was president and CEO of AARP Services, the wholly owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. She grew annual revenues from $175 million to $785 million during her tenure – serving 11 million AARP members annually. Her 25+ years of marketing, advocacy and policy experience also include leadership positions at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a membership organization of consumer-owned electric utilities, and the International Dairy Foods Association, the trade association for the nation's dairy foods industry, where she played a major role in the launch of the “milk moustache” advertising campaign. Sweeney has been named one of the perennial top association CEOs in the country for the past several years. She serves on the boards the U.S. Travel Association and the Women’s Foodservice Forum, and is an active member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Committee of 100, the International Women’s Forum, and the Committee of 200, an international network of female executives. She is also a charter member of Child Obesity 180, an initiative of private, public, non-profit and academic leaders committed to helping prevent childhood obesity through evidence-based initiatives. A native of Maine, she is a graduate of Colby College and earned her MBA at George Washington University. Sweeney lives in northern Virginia with her husband and son. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2019
Ep. 21: Allison Trowbridge | Do the Next Right Thing
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In this episode, we talk with ALLISON TROWBRIDGE, author of the book, Twenty-Two, and the Founder and CEO of Copper, a platform helping people gather in meaningful community through book clubs. THOUGHT #1 When you don't know what to do, do the next right thing THOUGHT #2 Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. - John Maxwell CONNECT: Copper Website: www.meetcopper.com Website: www.AllisonTrowbridge.com Instagram: @alliebridge Book: Twenty-Two: Letters to a Young Woman Searching for Meaning BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Bob Dylan - www.BobDylan.com Don Miller/Storybrand - http://www.thedonmillershow.com Oxford University - http://www.ox.ac.uk Not For Sale - www.NotforSaleCampaign.org John Maxwell - www.JohnMaxwell.com Michael Franti - www.MichaelFranti.com Steve "Nigel" Howarth - https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-howarth-b30402a/ Tom Petty - www.TomPetty.com Lockheed SR71 Blackbird - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_SR-71_Blackbird Don Yaeger - www.DonYaeger.com Coach John Wooden - www.CoachWooden.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel ALLISON TROWBRIDGE'S BIO: Allison Trowbridge is the founder and CEO of Copper, a platform helping people gather in meaningful community through book clubs. She published her first book, “Twenty-Two” in 2017 with HarperCollins / Thomas Nelson while completing her MBA at the University of Oxford. Allison fell in love with the publishing world after witnessing a handful of books ignite the global anti-slavery movement, where she worked for nearly ten years leading marketing, fundraising, and international campaigns—at The Freedom Fund, Not For Sale, and as a partner at an impact investment fund, Just Business. When not in a window seat searching for wifi, these days she's enjoying the weather in Los Angeles. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2019
Ep. 20: Chris Tomasso | Words Matter
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In this episode, we talk with CHRIS TOMASSO, former CMO for Hard Rock International and Cracker Barrel, and currently the President & CEO of First Watch: The Daytime Cafe, which is the fastest growing breakfast concept in the country. THOUGHT #1 It's not your Life and it's not your Wife. THOUGHT #2 My Life has Been Filled with Terrible Misfortunes, Most of Which Never Happened. - Michel Montaigne CONNECT: Website: www.FirstWatch.com Email: ctomasso@FIRSTWATCH.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-tomasso-4a0b012/ BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Sun & Fork – www.sunandfork.com Elton John: Tantums & Tiaras documentary - https://www.amazon.com/Elton-John-Tantrums-Tiaras/dp/B001GM6C3K The Electric Company/Spiderman - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Electric_Company Uncle Ben Parker (Spider-Man) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/With_great_power_comes_great_responsibility Five Star Iris/Alan Schaefer, “Daylight” - http://www.songlyrics.com/five-star-iris/daylight-lyrics Olive Garden – www.olivegarden.com Hard Rock Productions’ RockFest – https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2000-07-21-0007210041-story.html MTV Rockfest (Chicago) - http://www.mtv.com/news/1122358/metallica-kid-rock-top-rockfest-bill/ MTV Rockfest (Atlanta) - http://www.mtv.com/news/1427239/sugar-ray-everlast-collective-soul-more-rock-atlanta-rockfest/ Metallica (James Hetfield) – www.metallica.com The Barenaked Ladies - www.BarenakedLadies.com Barry Manilow - www.BarryManilow.com Hard Rock Live Orlando - https://www.hardrock.com/live/locations/orlando/ Chick-fil-A - www.Chick-Fil-A.com Sugar Ray – www.sugarray.com Tonic – www.toniconline.com Kid Rock – www.kidrock.com Van Halen – www.van-halen.com Vertical Horizon – www.verticalhorizon.com The Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers (CHART) – www.chart.org Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel CHRIS TOMASSO'S BIO: Since joining First Watch in 2006, Chris Tomasso has led many strategic initiatives that have driven First Watch’s industry-leading growth, including the development and execution of a comprehensive multi-year re-branding effort. During his tenure, First Watch grew from about 50 restaurants to more than 375 while delivering double-digit annualized sales growth. Prior to joining First Watch, Chris worked as an account executive for renowned PR agency Curley & Pynn before leading national and international marketing efforts for renowned brands such as Cracker Barrel and Hard Rock Cafe. He was honored on Nation’s Restaurant News’ Power List in 2017, named a Top Private Company CMO in 2012 by ExecRank and currently serves on the University of Central Florida Foundation Board of Directors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2019
Ep. 19: Daniel Botero | It's Your Time to Create & Discover
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In this episode, we talk with DANIEL BOTERO, who is an International speaker, host of the top-rated podcast called “Mastering College to Career”, amazon bestselling author of the book of the same name, and Founder of the Mastering College to Career Academy. THOUGHT #1 The best way to reach any goal is to learn from someone who has already done it. THOUGHT #2 Improving on Someone Else’s Idea is a Necessary Step to Becoming an Original. CONNECT: Website: www.TheDanielBotero.com Website: www.MasteringCollegetoCareer.com Email: daniel@thedanielbotero.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thedanielbotero Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedanielbotero/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thedanielbotero/ Podcast: Mastering College to Career Book (via amazon): Mastering College to Career BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Frances Rios - www.FrancesRios.com CHART - www.Chart.org August Rush - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Rush AC/DC - www.acdc.com Mike Shipley - https://www.islandbayresort.com/your-hosts/ Tommy Spaulding - www.TommySpaulding.com Mark Scharenbroich - www.NiceBike.com Gatorland Zoo - www.Gatorland.com Walt Disney World - www.Disney.com Universal Studios - www.UniversalOrlando.com Stephen Covey/The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - www.FranklinCovey.com Hard Rock International – www.HardRock.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – www.RocknRollWithIt.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – www.CultureThatRocks.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – www.CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - www.KepplerSpeakers.com Certified Rock Star - www.CertifiedRockStar.com Thoughts That Rock – www.ThoughtsThatRock.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – www.spectaclephoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - https://www.facebook.com/jtkeel DANIEL BOTERO BIO: Daniel Botero is an international speaker, top-rated podcast host, and author of the Amazon’s Best Selling "Mastering College to Career" book. His story is truly an example of the American dream. From humble beginnings to holding highly-successful roles in a Fortune 50 Company managing over 100 million dollars in annual sales, Daniel has shown that dreams really are attainable. His own dreams, however, were not enough for him. Daniel has dedicated himself to helping others to reach their goals. He left the world of big business behind to focus on teaching college students how to attain career success after graduation. Realizing that many students leave college with a pile of debt and no dream job in sight, Daniel decided it was time to share the tools he has cultivated through education and experience. He doesn't think of himself as a teacher, however. He considers himself to be a perpetual learner always striving to become better than he was the day before. With his strategy of networking, Daniel brings a community approach to learning and works with students to help them achieve their dreams. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2019
Ep. 18: John Jantsch | You Have to Prove Yourself Wrong
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In this episode, we talk with JOHN JANTSCH, the founder of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network and an author with several books, including Duct Tape Marketing, The Referral Engine and his newest work, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur. He is commonly known as the world's most practical small business marketing speaker and expert. THOUGHT #1 Celebrate being fired. THOUGHT #2 Change before you have to. - Jack Welch CONNECT: Website: www.DuctTapeMarketing.com Email: john@ducttapemarketing.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ducttapemarketing Twitter: https://twitter.com/ducttape Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ducttapemarketing YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ducttapemarketingvideo BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Marriott Residence Inn - www.residence-inn.marriott.com Mayer's Jewelers - www.Mayors.com Gatorland Zoo - www.GatorlandZoo.com Wal-Mart - www.Walmart.com Woolworth - www.Woolworths.com VC (Venture Capitalist) - https://www.investopedia.com/terms/v/venturecapitalist.asp Bob Dylan - www.BobDylan.com Stephen Covey - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Covey Banding People Together - www.BandingPeopleTogether.com Seth Godin - www.SethGodin.com Jay Baer - www.JayBaer.com Justin Spizman - www.JustinSpizman.com Ryan Holiday - www.RyanHoliday.net Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel JOHN JANTSCH'S BIO: John Jantsch is the founder of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network, which trains and licenses small business marketing consultants around the world.​ John is also known as the world's most practical small business marketing speaker and expert. He is a veteran marketing speaker and workshop leader with over 200 successful events under his belt. Event organizers and attendees frequently comment on the nature of the practical, actionable “takeaway” value of his presentations. He is equally effective facilitating a small group in a roundtable workshop format and on the stage presenting an inspirational keynote to thousands. His practical take on marketing strategy, growth, referrals, social media and all things online make his a great option for those wishing to tap a resource they can count on to deliver. John is the author of Duct Tape Marketing, The Referral Engine, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine, and SEO for Growth. His newest work, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur: 366 Daily Meditations to Feed Your Soul and Grow Your Business taps into the wisdom of 19th-century transcendentalist literature and the author’s own 30-year entrepreneurial journey to challenge today’s entrepreneur to remain fiercely self-reliant while chasing their own version of success.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2019
Ep. 17: Bobby Williams | Givers Gain; Takers Lose
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In this episode, we talk with BOBBY WILLIAMS, the Chairman of Lizard’s Thicket, a South Carolina based, family-oriented restaurant concept, who lays out why it is more important to give than to receive. THOUGHT #1 Givers Gain; Takers Lose THOUGHT #2 There is a Huge Difference Between Intentional and Deliberate Intention. CONNECT: Website: www.LizardsThicket.com Twitter: @LizardsThicket Instagram: @LizardsThicket BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Order of the Palmetto - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_the_Palmetto PSI - www.psi.org Acts 20: 30-38: https://bible.org/seriespage/lesson-55-why-givers-are-blessed-acts-2033-38 Service-Profit Chain - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service–profit_chain Angela Raub - https://www.linkedin.com/in/araub/detail/recent-activity/posts/ Popeyes - www.Popeyes.com Chick-fil-A - www.Chick-fil-A.com Loews - www.Lowes.com The Home Depot - www.HomeDepot.com Waffle House - www.WaffleHouse.com Givers Plan - https://blog.faithlife.com/blog/2019/09/a-brand-new-tool-to-help-givers-plan-their-generosity/ Big Kettle Drum - www.BigKettleDrum.com Shoney's - www.Shoneys.com Grandy's - www.Grandys.com Long John Silvers - www.ljsilvers.com Lizard Thicket Boutique (retail store) -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Pleasant_Towne_Centre Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel BOBBY WILLIAMS BIO: Bobby Williams is the Chairman of South Carolina-based Lizard’s Thicket, a family-owned & operated restaurant concept. Bobby oversees the operations of the 15-unit brand in Columbia and Florence with over 600 employees serving abut 4.6 million customers a year. Opened by Bobby’s parents, Bob and Anna Williams in 1977, the company is now owned and managed by their children and grandchildren. Bobby graduated from Jefferson State Community College with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management in 1973 and has worked since age 13 in the family’s restaurant, first in Birmingham, Alabama and then moving to Columbia with the first Lizard’s Thicket. Bobby is very active in his community and dedicated to the hospitality industry. He has won many prestigious awards such as Restaurant of the Year, Restaurant Neighborhood Award National Finalist, Dean’s Circle of Friends Award from USC, Mayor’s Award on Employment of People with Disabilities, SCRLA’s Community Service Award and Central Carolina Community Foundation Best of Philanthropy Award. In 2018, Bobby was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, which is the highest civilian honor awarded by the Governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster. Bobby also serves as Board Member Emeritus on the National Restaurant Association, Chairman of the SC Restaurant and Lodging Association, HRSM of University of South Carolina board member, Town Theatre board member and former board member for Providence Hospital. For the past 40 years, Bobby has actively supported Carolina Children’s Home, Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter, SisterCare, HomeWorks, Prisma Health Midlands Foundation, Epworth Children’s Home, Cooperative Ministries, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, Sharing God’s Love, Special Olympics, Heroes in Blue and the SC Junior Gold Association. Bobby and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 45+ years. Together, they have four children and ten grandchildren. They are active members of St. Joseph Catholic Church and have been for over 35 years. In Bobby’s spare time, he enjoys boating on Lake Murray, entertaining with his wife and golfing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16, 2019
Ep. 16: Noah Glass | Predicting Rain Doesn’t Count; Building Arks Does
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In this episode, we talk with NOAH GLASS, the software developer and visionary founder & CEO of Olo…the leading provider of digital ordering and delivery solutions for the restaurant industry. THOUGHT #1 Predicting Rain Doesn’t Count; Building Arks Does - Warren Buffet THOUGHT #2 To Achieve Great Things, Two Things Are Needed: a Plan and Not Quite Enough Time. – Leonard Bernstein CONNECT: Website: www.olo.com  Email: noah@olo.com Twitter: @NHGlass LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noahglass/ BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Warren Buffet - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Buffett Leonard Bernstein - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Bernstein Yale University - www.Yale.edu Etsy - www.etsy.com Uncle Ben (Spider-Man) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Ben Wall Street Journal - www.wsj.com Good Morning America - www.GoodMorningAmerica.com iTunes - https://www.apple.com/itunes/ AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order – www.amazon.com Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done – www.amazon.com Shutterfly – www.shutterfly.com  Starbucks – www.starbucks.com Star Trek/Gene Roddenberry - www.StarTrek.com Jim Trick – www.jimtrick.com  Parkinson’s Law – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson%27s_law Eric Reis – www.theleanstartup.com Mike Tyson – www.miketyson.com Dispatch – www.dispatchmusic.com The Terminator/SkyNet - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088247 Snake Anti-Venom - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antivenom Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel NOAH GLASS'S BIO: Noah Glass is the Founder & CEO of Olo (www.olo.com), the leading provider of digital ordering and on-demand interfaces for the restaurant industry. Glass is an industry visionary whose mobile ordering work pre-dates the iPhone, beginning with text message ordering on feature phones in 2005. His work in the foodservice industry began nearly twenty years ago, serving as a cashier, server, bartender, and delivery driver. His passion for entrepreneurship was ignited by his time in Johannesburg, South Africa with Endeavor, a non-profit promoting high-growth entrepreneurship in emerging markets around the globe. There, he opened the first affiliate Endeavor office in Africa by leading fundraising, building the Board, hiring the management team, and finding the inaugural class of Endeavor Entrepreneurs in South Africa. After returning to the states, he founded Olo and sits at the helm of the company as it leads the E-Commerce awakening in the restaurant industry, still in its early days. Today, over 50 million consumers use the Olo platform to Skip the Line® and have food delivered from restaurants they love. Olo’s clients include Applebee's, Baskin-Robbins, Chili’s, Chipotle, Denny’s, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Jamba Juice, Noodles & Company, Shake Shack, sweetgreen, Red Robin, Wingstop, and more. Noah’s accomplishments have been recognized by Businessweek and Business Insider, and thought leadership featured by “ABC World News,” Advertising Age, CNBC, CNN, Entrepreneur, “Good Morning America,” Inc., The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2019
Ep. 15: Teresa Miles | Do What You're Good at, Not What You Would Love to Do
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In this episode, we talk with the Executive Director of the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, TERESA MILES, who is a passionate and dedicated advocate for the rights of women and girls. THOUGHT #1 Do What You're Good at, Not What You Would Love to Do. THOUGHT #2 There is No Passion to Be Found Playing Small; in Settling for a Life that is Less than the One You Are Capable of Living.  - Nelson Mandela CONNECT: Website:www.womenscenterofjax.org/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/WomensCntrOfJax Instagram: www.instagram.com/womenscntrofjax/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WomensCenterofJacksonville/ BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Women’s Center of Jacksonville – www.womenscenterofjax.org Children’s Home Society - www.chsfl.org Father Flanagan’s Boys Town - www.boystown.org Waffle House - www.wafflehouse.com Flemings Steakhouse - www.flemingssteakhouse.com FSU – Professor Baker - www.fsu.edu Nelson Mandela - www.nelsonmandela.org Gatorland - www.gatorland.com Blockbuster - http://www.blockbuster.com/ Olive Garden - www.olivegarden.com Marriott Residence Inn – www.residence-inn.marriott.com 19th Amendment – www.constitutioncenter.org New Amsterdam/NBC - www.nbc.com/new-amsterdam Breast Cancer - www.breastcancer.org Laura Gassner Otting - https://lauragassnerotting.com/shop Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel TERESA MILES BIO: Teresa Miles is a passionate and dedicated advocate for the rights of women and girls. She began her career in direct service work with at risk children, and has spent the past 30 years in the field of social services. Prior to moving to the Jacksonville area, Teresa was the Executive Director of Children’s Home Society on the Space Coast of Florida, where she served for 14 years. Teresa also spent 10 years working for Father Flanagan’s Boys Town, where her innovative spirit and hard work took her from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific. She is credited with starting the first emergency shelter for abused infants and toddlers in Central Florida, as well as helping to build an emergency teen shelter in Compton, California. Teresa is a Certified Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocate and has been recognized many times over for her ability to provide positive leadership in the challenging field of human services. She holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s of Social Work from Florida State University. Teresa relocated with her family to Northeast Florida in 2016, taking on the role of Executive Director for the Women’s Center of Jacksonville. Since that time she has been instrumental in raising funds and creating the community’s first stand-alone Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) Center. The SAFE Center offers a healing environment for survivors of sexual assault where they are supported by a trauma informed, professional staff who are available 24 hours a day. In 2018, Teresa was recognized for her efforts as she was honored with the Ultimate CEO of the Year award in Jacksonville. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 09, 2019
Ep. 14: Molly Fletcher | Negotiation is Just a Conversation
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In this episode, we talk with MOLLY FLETCHER, who is an extremely popular keynote speaker (the master of storytelling), an accomplished author with 5 books, and was initially one of the world’s first female sports agents…commonly referred to as the “Female Jerry Maguire.” THOUGHT #1 Negotiation is Just a Conversation. THOUGHT #2 If We Can Share Our Story with Someone Who Responds with Empathy and Understanding, Shame Can’t Survive. – Brene Brown CONNECT: Website: www.mollyfletcher.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/MollyFletcher Podcast: Game Changers with Molly Fletcher Negotiation Assessment – www.GameChanger360.com BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Michigan State – www.msu.edu John Smoltz – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Smoltz Erin Andrews – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erin_Andrews Doc Rivers – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Rivers The Boys & Girls Clubs of America – www.bgca.org Intercollegiate Tennis Association – www.itatennis.com CSE – www.CSETalentRep.com Pero’s Pizza – www.PerosPizza.com Brene Brown – www.BreneBrown.com Nelson Mandela – www.NelsonMandela.org The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Franklin-Covey) – www.FranklinCovey.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel MOLLY FLETCHER’S BIO: Molly Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word--a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. A popular keynote speaker, she shares the unconventional techniques that helped her thrive as one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur.  Formerly, as president of client representation for sports and entertainment agency CSE, Molly spent two decades as one of the world’s only female sports agents. She was hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN as she recruited and represented hundreds of sport’s biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA TOUR golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews, and basketball championship coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers. As she successfully negotiated over $500 million in contracts and built lasting relationships, she also observed and adopted the traits of those at the top of their game. Molly shares her proven approach to negotiating in her company’s Game Changer Negotiation Training workshops, teaching people how to close more deals faster, while strengthening the relationship.  Molly has been featured in ESPN, Fast Company, Forbes and Sports Illustrated. A sought after motivational speaker, she delivers game changing messages to top companies, trade associations, and teams worldwide. Molly is the author of four books:  Fearless At Work A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating The Business of Being the Best The 5 Best Tools to Find Your Dream Career Molly currently serves as a National Trustee member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and on the board of directors for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and the national advisory board for the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Molly earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Michigan State University while captaining the women’s tennis team. Molly’s energy and passion for life shines through everything she does. She finds her greatest joy at home in Atlanta with her husband Fred and their three daughters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2019
Ep. 13: Louis Ramey | Find the Flaws and Work On Your Craft
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In this episode, we talk with veteran, professional stand-up comedian, LOUIS RAMEY, who is regularly featured on TV shows like “Last Comic Standing”, “Comedy Central Presents” and “Comics Unleashed w/ Byron Allen”. THOUGHT #1 Put Blinders On and Don't Compare Yourself to Others. THOUGHT #2 Imitation Doesn’t Require Courage, Innovation, Risk or Vision…Be Original. CONNECT: Website: www.louisramey.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/louis.ramey Instagram: louisramey Twitter: @louisramey1 Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/louisramey BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Comedy Central – www.cc.com NBC’s “Bring the Funny” – https://www.nbc.com/bring-the-funny The Beatles – www.thebeatles.com KISS – www.kissonline.com David Bowie – www.davidbowie.com White Snake – www.whitesnake.com Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Cobain Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel LOUIS RAMEY’S BIO: Louis Ramey is an American stand-up comedian from Atlanta, Georgia. He started performing comedy while in college after being dared to perform by his friends He was featured in his own episode of Comedy Central Presents in 2001. It was filmed at the Hudson Theatre, in New York City. In 2008, he was a finalist on Last Comic Standing 6. On July 31, he was voted into the top 5. He finished in 5th place. He was then the host of the Last Comic Standing tour, in which he performed along with the 4 other finalists. He briefly worked for Nickelodeon as a member of the Nick at Nite "Road Crew". Comedian and former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac named Ramey as one of his comedy influences, saying that "I remember seeing guys like Vince Morris and Louis Ramey do stuff that wasn’t what you saw on ComicView". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2019
Ep. 12: Melissa Wiggins | Highlight & Delete: Don't Spend Energy on Undeserving Stuff
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In this episode, we talk to MELISSA WIGGINS, the founder of an awesome non-profit called, Cannonball Kids' cancer Foundation, which funds innovative, accessible research for children fighting cancer with better treatments, quality of life and options for those told they have run out of options. THOUGHT #1 Highlight & Delete - Don't Spend Energy on Stuff that Doesn't Deserve It. THOUGHT#2 Hope Deals the Hardest Blows. CONNECT: Website: www.cannonballkidscancer.org Email: Melissa.Wiggins@cannonballkidscancer.org Instagram: www.instagram.com/cannonballkidscancer/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/mummabearwiggins_/ BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Madonna - www.madonna.com Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - www.acco.org/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/ Almond Milk – www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almond_milk Richard Johnson - www.spectaclephoto.com/about-team/photographer-rich-johnson/ Dean Kamen - www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Kamen (Segway Inventor) Kelly King - www.linkedin.com/in/kellyking/ (CKC) Karen Neely Revels - https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-revels-b619a95/ Foy Vance - www.FoyVance.com Neuroblastoma - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroblastoma "No More Options" Campaign – www.cannonballkidscancer.org/nomoreoptions/ St Jude’s - www.stjude.org Winter Garden, FL - www.cwgdn.com Brene Brown – www.brenebrown.com/ Hot Yoga – www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_yoga Aqua Net - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aqua_Net Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel MELISSA WIGGINS BIO:Cannonball Kids’ cancer Foundation was founded in 2014 with the mission to fund innovative, accessible research for children fighting cancer to provide better treatments and quality of life, and educate for change. Melissa and her husband, Michael Wiggins, founded Cannonball Kids' cancer Foundation on June 16, 2014 with a mission to eradicate kids' cancer. Melissa Wiggins is mum (mom) to Cannon, who was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer when he was 20 months old. They were told he had a 50% chance of survival. During Cannon’s year and a half of treatments, Melissa saw the horrific effects first-hand. They watched Cannon suffer through surgeries and “diluted” chemical treatments meant for adults, which caused him loss of hearing and decay to all of his teeth. They watched their son bleed from the inside out and be dragged to death’s doorstep in their quest to save him. They know this tragic reality all too well. They know there has to be a better way. They know that no other child should have to suffer the same as their child. This experience motivated her to spend hundreds of hours researching and learning about the enormous lack of funding and research dedicated to pediatric cancer and effects, such as secondary cancers, that occur as a result of antiquated treatments. Out of their unwavering faith and commitment, they founded Cannonball Kids’ cancer. Out of their anger, they became determined to be a part of the solution. Out of their persistence, they know funding research will unlock the cure. Research Is the Key! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2019
Ep. 11: KT Bloedorn | Everything Will Be Okay in the End; if it’s Not Okay, it’s Not the End
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In this episode we talk with our friend, KT BLOEDORN, a Global Opening Restaurant Trainer for Hard Rock International, a competitive Roller Derby Skater and the Community Manager for Thoughts That Rock. THOUGHT #1 Everything Will be Okay in the End; if it’s Not Okay, it’s Not the End.– John Lennon THOUGHT #2 We are Created for Adventure, and if We Cannot Find One, We Start Blowing Things Out of Proportion So it Feels Like We Have One.– John Eldredge CONNECT: Website: www.thoughtsthatrock.com/ Email: Hosts@ThoughtsThatRock.com Roller Derby Website: www.orlandorollerderby.com Instagram www.instagram.com/killathug/ BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: John Lennon - www.JohnLennon.com Paul McCartney - www.paulmccartney.com Natuzzi Leather - www.Natuzzi.com Nothing Bundt Cakes - www.NothingBundtCakes.com Kathleen Wood - www.kwoodpartners.com Neil Young - www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young John Eldredge - www.ransomedheart.com Robert Breault - www.robertbreault.com Jeff Nolan - www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-nolan-8086413/ The Beatles - www.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles Motley Crue - www.motley.com Oasis - www.oasisinet.com/#!/home Liam Gallagher - www.liamgallagher.com/whymewhynot/ Liam Howlett – www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liam_Howlett The Prodigy - www.theprodigy.com/ Nicole Appleton - www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicole_Appleton Natalie Appleton – www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natalie_Appleton Jim Carrey - www.twitter.com/jimcarrey Jim Carrey – www.youtu.be/TV-tA8njqq8 Banding People Together - www.bandingpeopletogether.com/ Jim Trick - www.jimtrick.com 7–11 - www.7-eleven.com California Nails – www.californianails3186orlando.com/ David Lee Roth - www.davidleeroth.com/ Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - www.acco.org/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/ KT BLOEDORN'S BIO:Katie Bloedorn has been a Corporate Trainer with Hard Rock International over the past 14 years. With her passion, knowledge and storytelling she assisted in pioneering a new position called the V.I.B.E Host (Visionary Individual Behind Energy), which is based on preserving company culture. Opening over 25 locations worldwide, she continues to travel the world spreading the spirit of rock 'n roll. Working several different positions such as V.I.B.E Host, Special Events Catering, Server, Bartender, Host, Venue Host, Retail Sales Associate, Roadie....and in an exciting role as a Hard Rock Live Tech, taking care of the artist’s hospitality when they play the venue. This has earned her several awards, milestones and recognition, such as 2015 Employee of the Year, Overall Top Performer, and voted as a finalist for Orlando’s Favorite Bartender. KT's travels also bring her throughout the U.S.A as a competitive Roller Derby Skater. Skating both flat and banked track, she has earned several tournament MVP’s as Blocker and Jammer. She skates with several leagues across the state of Florida, but you can currently find her skating with her home league, Orlando Roller Derby. KT's newest role is working as Community Manager for the Thoughts That Rock podcast, where she helps "Turn it Up to 11.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2019
Ep. 10: Don Yaeger | You Will Never Outperform Your Inner Circle
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In this episode, we talk with DON YAEGER, a keynote speaker, business leadership coach, 11-time New York Times best-selling author and a long-time writer and Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated. THOUGHT#1 You Will Never Outperform Your Inner Circle.– Coach John Wooden THOUGHT #2 Position Your Business to be Tattoo-Worthy. CONNECT: Website: www.donyaeger.com BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Shaquille O’Neal – www.shaq.com Coach John Wooden – http://www.coachwooden.com NBA – www.nba.com Kawhi Leonard - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawhi_Leonard Zion Williamson – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zion_Williamson The Comedy Zone – www.comedyzoneworldwide.com Oprah Winfrey – www.oprah.com Kyle Carpenter (Marine Medal of Honor) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyle_Carpenter Kathleen Wood – www.kwoodpartners.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel DON YAEGER'S BIO:As an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, eleven-time New York Times best-selling author, and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, Don Yaeger has fashioned a career as one of America’s most provocative thought leaders. As a speaker, he has worked with audiences as diverse as Fortune 500 companies and cancer survivor groups, where he shares his personal story. He is primarily sought to discuss lessons on achieving greatness, learned from first-hand experiences with some of the greatest sports legends in the world. He is also often retained by companies and organizations to coach their leaders, management teams, and employees on building a culture of greatness by studying great teams in sports and discerning the business lessons we can learn from them. Additionally, as an Executive Coach, Yaeger has worked with a range of leaders from the president of the largest bank in the Caribbean to CEOs of financial services companies to technology executives. His coaching model is based on years of experience and study with those who have inspired championship-level teams. Throughout his writing career, Don has developed a reputation as a world-class storyteller and has been invited as a guest to almost every major talk show – from The Oprah Winfrey Show to Nightline, from CNN to Good Morning America. Few journalists can lay claim to as exciting and colorful a career as Don Yaeger. In the three decades since he accepted his first newspaper job in Texas, the breadth of his assignments has been astounding. He has traveled the world in pursuit of stories as diverse as: Hiking through Afghanistan with the Mujahadeen as they fought the Soviets Going into Baghdad with the victorious Iraqi soccer team as the battle between insurgents and the US military waged around them Visiting China in pursuit of underworld characters counterfeiting American golf clubs Heading to Damascus to find the last living terrorist from the 1972 Olympics Living with football legend Walter Payton and his family as Payton was dying Journeying around Europe and the Middle East interviewing Iraqi athletes tortured by Saddam Hussein’s son Uday, chairman of the Iraqi Olympic Committee Traveling with candidates from both parties during presidential campaigns Chronicling the high-profile Duke lacrosse scandal Yaeger began his career as a reporter for the San Antonio Light where he rose through the ranks to pen investigative features for the daily. He later moved on to the Dallas Morning News. Following his time in Dallas, Yaeger worked as a political editor for the Florida Times-Union. After four years, he decided to dedicate himself to the pursuit of writing books. Yaeger’s first book, Undue Process: The NCAA’s Injustice for All, was published in 1990. In the nearly 30 years since, he has penned 28 more books, including eleven New York Times best-sellers, including: Under the Tarnished Dome: How Notre Dame Betrayed its Ideals for Football Glory - October 3, 1993 Never Die Easy: The Autobiography of Walter Payton - October 1, 2000 Ya Gotta Believe: My Roller-Coaster Life As a Screwball Pitcher, Part-Time Father and My Hope-Filled Fight Against Brain Cancer (with Tug McGraw) - March 7, 2004 It's Not About the Truth: The Untold Story of the Duke Lacrosse Case and the Lives It Shattered (with Mike Pressler) - July 7, 2007 I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to the Blind Side, and Beyond (with Michael Oher) - February 27, 2011 Play Like You Mean It: Passion, Laugh, and Leadership in the World's Most Beautiful Game (with Rex Ryan) - May 22, 2011 Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur (with Ryan Blair) - August 21, 2011 George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution (with Brian Kilmeade) - November 19, 2013 Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War that Changed American History (with Brian Kilmeade) - November 22, 2015 (Paperback reached #1 in November 2016) Teammate (with David Ross) - May 28, 2017 Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle that Shaped America’s Destiny (with Brian Kilmeade) - October 24, 2017 Yaeger also wrote A Game Plan For Life, with legendary coach John Wooden. It was published on Coach’s 99th birthday in October 2009. Movie rights to four of Yaeger’s books have been sold, with two slated for nationwide release in 2019. After several years of freelancing for Sports Illustrated, Yaeger joined the magazine’s staff full-time in July 1996. Two years later, he was promoted to Associate Editor where his job was to cover not just sporting events but also the off-the-field happenings that affect the world of sports. He took an early retirement from full-time work at SI in 2008, but continues to freelance for the magazine. Yaeger and his co-author William Nack were finalists for a 2000 National Magazine Award in the public interest category for their cover story “Who’s Coaching Your Kid?: The frightening truth about child molestation in youth sports.” This important piece triggered follow-up reports by programs such as Dateline, 20/20 and The Oprah Winfrey Show. It also resulted in changes to the law in several states and several youth sports organizations, including Little League of America, which changed rules to require background checks of coaches and volunteers. Born and raised in Hawaii, Yaeger has traveled extensively and lived abroad in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Japan and Great Britain. A 1984 graduate of Ball State University, Yaeger currently lives in Tallahassee, FL. He also owns a political consulting business and a public relations firm. He and his wife Jeanette have a son and a daughter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2019
Ep. 9: Kathleen Wood | We Should All Be in It Together
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In this episode, we talk with our dear friend, KATHLEEN WOOD, a keynote speaker, author, executive growth strategist and Co-Founder/CEO of Suzy’s Swirl, a frozen dessert concept based in Chicago. THOUGHT #1 It’s Easy to Say "Faith Conquers Fear" in Business, Yet it is So Powerful and Challenging to Teach and Live it. THOUGHT #2 The Key to Powerful Change is Commitment and Forgiveness. CONNECT: Website: www.suzysswirl.com Email: Kathleen@suzysswirl.com Twitter: @kwoodpartners.com BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers – www.raisingcanes.com Todd Graves - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Graves_(entrepreneur) CHART (The Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers) - www.chart.org Kellogg’s – www.kelloggs.com Wendy Davidson - https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidsonwendy Zingerman’s Community of Businesses – www.zingermans.com Brett Culp - www.brettculp.com McDonald's - www.mcdonalds.com Don Yaeger - www.DonYaeger.com John Wooden - www.coachwooden.com 1 Corinthians 13:13 - https://www.bible.com/bible/111/1CO.13.13.NIV Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel KATHLEEN WOOD'S BIO:Kathleen Wood, CEO and Co-Founder of Suzy’s Swirl. In August of 2012, Kathleen and her business partner and sister, Sue Tierno, launched their innovative frozen dessert company - Suzy’s Swirl. Suzy’s Swirl features sorbetto, gelato, and yogurt in multiple delivery styles. Their vision is to re-ignite the American Dream through swirling frozen goodness, swirling greatness and swirling gratitude. In January 2019, Suzy’s Swirl introduced it’s newest retail product line liquor-infused frozen yogurts and sorbettos - Suzy’s Swirl Spirits. Kathleen also founded her own growth strategy firm over 20 years ago, cleverly named Kathleen Wood Partners. Today, her company guides Founders, Entrepreneurs and Business Owners with strategies to transform their visions to reality. Her practice focuses on providing practical strategies for accelerating growth, optimizing brand competitiveness and building high-performing teams. Kathleen is a nationally recognized growth strategist, motivational speaker, and author, and a proven leader in business and non- profits. She blends her corporate sensibility and rigor with entrepreneurial vigor and innovation to deliver sustainable solutions. In 2010, she published her first book, The BEST Shift of Your Life – The Restaurant Manager’s Guide for Success Outside the Restaurant. In 2019, she will release her second book about Founders and how employees can excel with entrepreneurs. Prior to founding her companies, Kathleen had a very successful executive career working for leading companies such as: The Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association, MasterCard International and T.G.I. Fridays. Kathleen also served as the President and COO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers from 2005–2007. During her tenure, she led the organization through the impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as the extensive recovery process that followed and through an unprecedented 100% growth in two years. She is the co-founder of Foodservice Council for Women. Kathleen is a past president and board member of Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers. She is also a past Executive Committee Member and Board Member for Women’s Foodservice Forum and Bama International. Kathleen is the winner of the 2019 WBENC-PepsiCo Pitch competition for her pitch on Suzy’s Swirl liquor-infused frozen yogurts and sorbettos. Kathleen holds a Bachelors of Science degree in hotel restaurant and management from University of Wisconsin – Stout and Master in Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2019
Ep. 8: Don Fox | Take Every Advantage of the Opportunities You Have
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In this episode, we talk with restaurant industry veteran, DON FOX, the CEO of Firehouse Subs, one of America’s leading fast casual restaurant brands and one of the greatest internal cultures around. THOUGHT #1 Take Every Advantage of the Opportunities You Have at Any Given Point in Time; Even if it is Not What You Envisioned for Yourself. THOUGHT #2 Every Time Someone Joins or Leaves the Band (or Brand), the Culture Changes - Surround Yourself with, and Hold Onto, Rock Stars. CONNECT: Twitter: @donmfox Email: dfox@firehousesubs.com Website: www.FirehouseSubs.com BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Burger King – www.bk.com Patton’s Vanguard: The United States Army Fourth Armored Division - https://www.amazon.com/Pattons-Vanguard-United-Armored-Division/dp/078643094X Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel DON FOX’S BIO:Don Fox is Chief Executive Officer of Firehouse of America, LLC, in which he leads the strategic growth of Firehouse Subs, one of America’s leading fast casual restaurant brands. He also serves as its chief spokesperson, sits on various boards of influence in the restaurant community, and is a respected speaker, commentator and published author. Don’s restaurant career started 45 years ago as an entry-level employee for an independent Italian restaurant in New Jersey. In 1980, he relocated to Florida with Burger King Corporation, which led to a 23-year career with the national chain. Don served in a variety of positions, from restaurant management and field operations, to R&D and new concept development. He joined Firehouse Subs in 2003 as director of franchise compliance. He was promoted to chief operating officer in 2005 and was named chief executive officer in 2009. Under his leadership, the brand has grown from 65 restaurants to more than 1,155 restaurants in 46 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and non-traditional locations, and is consistently recognized as one of the best franchises in the country. Don is a mainstay at restaurant industry events and is often involved both behind the scenes and as an expert panelist and keynote speaker. He was named Operator of the Year by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2011, joining a long list of restaurant luminaries. Don was ranked No. 1 on FastCasual.com’s 2013 Top 100 Movers & Shakers list and received the prestigious Silver Plate award from the International Food Manufacturers Association (IFMA). Fox gives back to the restaurant community through active participation on various boards of influence, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Restaurant Association (NRA). In 2013, NRA awarded Don with its Advocacy Leadership Award. A published author, his most notable work is “Patton’s Vanguard – The United States Army Fourth Armored Division,” a history of General Patton’s most famed division. Industry & Community Service:Board of Directors, National Restaurant Association (NRA)Advisory Board member, Technomic, Inc.Chairman, Advisory Board, Flagler CollegeAdvisory Board Member, Student AcesBoard of Directors, Army Historical FoundationAdvisory Board Member, Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2019
Ep. 7: Amanda Hite | Be the Authentic, Unapologetic YOU
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In this episode, we talk with AMANDA HITE, Co-Founder & CEO of Be The Change Revolution, a media agency based in DC, listed by Inc Magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US, and which helps companies maximize their impact on the business & society…getting them to think differently about social media, marketing & workplace engagement. THOUGHT #1 Be the Authentic, Unapologetic YOU.  THOUGHT #2 My Happiness Grows in Direct Proportion to My Acceptance and in Inverse Proportion to My Expectations. – Michael J. Fox CONNECT: Website: www.BTCRevolutions.com Instagram: amandahite Twitter: @amandahite BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Michael J. Fox - www.MichaelJFox.org TDn2K – www.tdn2k.com Bruce Cockburn - http://cockburnproject.net/songs&music/liadt.html Bette Mideler - www.BetteMidler.com Global Hope Network International (GHNI) – www.globalhopenetwork.org Changers of Commerce – www.ChangersofCommerce.com Share Our Strength (No Kid Hungry) – www.NoKidHungry.org Refugee International – www.RefugeesInternational.org Human Rights Campaign – www.HRC.org CHART (Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers) – www.chart.org Kathleen Wood - https://www.kwoodpartners.com Conscious Capitalism - www.ConsciousCapitalism.org Connected Capitalism - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btaKGKgw5AM Brandon Hill - http://www.btcrevolutions.com/#about Kat Cole - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat_Cole Brene Brown - www.BreneBrown.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel AMANDA HITE'S BIO:Amanda started working at age 15 and has been in leadership roles since she was 16 years old. Amanda dropped out of college and worked her way up the corporate ladder in her twenties. She had an early midlife crisis when she turned thirty, feeling an insatiable desire to make more meaningful impact as an entrepreneur. In 2008, the year of the global financial crisis that devastated so many businesses, Amanda with only $64 left in her checking account cashed in her 401k and savings to start her first company. Amanda has a passion for social justice. She’s supported movements to end childhood hunger in America, equality for the LGBTQ community, and she’s implemented transformation models for the world’s most vulnerable. She credits her ability to embrace and lead change to growing up with so much change and adversity. Hite had 32 homes by the age of 18 and she benefited as a kid from programs like food stamps and free school meals. She also grew up gay in southern baptist churches and endured the challenges that followed her father’s injury and honorable discharge from the Army after serving in Desert Storm. Those are just a few of the things that she says motivate the advocacy work she does today and her deep spirit of patriotism. Hite is founding member of the “Changers of Commerce” connected capitalism movement. Amanda is an Advisory Board Member for Share Our Strength’s “Dine Out For No Kid Hungry” and she was recognized with their 2011 Advocate Leadership Award. Amanda has a deep passion for political activism. She is a Federal Club Council member and serves on leadership committees for the Human Right’s Campaign. Hite’s dynamic stage presence has made her a highly sought after International Keynote Speaker. Amanda has been featured as a Social Media influencer and thought leader in several publications, including The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and Nationʼs Restaurant News. Amanda lives her message of “Be The Change” and, for those who work with her and have heard her speak, that message is forever tattooed in their minds. Amanda and the team at BTC are revolutionizing the way companies think about social media, marketing, and workplace engagement, helping them maximize their impact on their business and in society. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2019
Ep. 6: Kyle Smith | Surround Yourself with People Who Can Replace You
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In this episode, we talk with KYLE SMITH, CEO of Nothing Bundt Cakes, which produces THE best quality bundt cakes in over 300 bakeries across the US…listed as one of the “Top 50 Franchises” and consistently making Franchise Times’ “Fast & Serious” list. THOUGHT #1 Be Confident Enough to Surround Yourself with People Who Have the Ability to Replace You. THOUGHT #2 Commit to Hiring Employees that Have All 3 C's: Competence, Character and Cultural Fit CONNECT: Website: www.nothingbundtcakes.com Email: kyle.smith@nothingbundtcakes.com BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS: Jack Welsh/General Electric - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Welch Jeffrey Immeldt/GE - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Immelt James McNerny - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_McNerney Robert Nardelli - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Nardelli Home Depot – www.homedepot.com Boeing – www.boeing.com 3M – www.3M.com Don Fox/Firehouse Subs – www.firehousesubs.com The Ritz-Carlton – www.ritzcarlton.com First Watch – www.firstwatch.com Chick-fil-A – www.chick-fil-a.com Southwest Airlines – www.southwest.com Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel KYLE SMITH'S BIO:Kyle Smith was previously Sr. VP of Operations for CiCi’s Pizza and was in that role for 13 years. In 2012, he joined Nothing Bundt Cakes as President and in 2017, he was promoted to CEO. Kyle has assembled a talented team that supports its bakery owners and the day to day operations of the brand, while pursuing the brand's “rationale” expansion goals. Kyle will continue to focus on building a strong franchise organization and leading strategic initiatives that drive Nothing Bundt Cakes reputation for extraordinary quality and service. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2019
Ep. 5: Kelli Valade | Create a Place Where Others Can Be Seen
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In this episode, we talk with former President/COO of Chili’s Grill & Bar, KELLI VALADE, now in the role of President & CEO of TDn2K, the leading insights & knowledge provider of restaurant data (HR, financial performance, consumer trends), representing the entire industry. THOUGHT #1 - The Highest Calling of a Leader is Creating a Place Where People Can Be Seen. THOUGHT #2 - Loyalty is a Consequence of Leadership. CONNECT: Twitter: @kvpalooza Email: kelli.valade@tdn2k.com Website: www.TDn2K.com RESOURCES: Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel KELLI VALADE'S BIO: “Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.” Aristotle’s wisdom has guided Kelli Valade’s career since the tender age of 16, when she landed her first restaurant job as a hostess. It was there Kelli found the same hospitality, the same love of great food and the same connection around the table she’d experienced her entire childhood, cooking and eating Italian food around her grandmother’s kitchen table in New York. Kelli discovered early where her passion for life intersected with work. She was hooked; and she’s built a career living out that passion, working her way up through Operations, then Human Resources, where she led HR, Recruiting and Compensation for national chains like TGI Friday’s and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina. Kelli joined TDn2K as President and CEO in early 2019. Prior to TDn2K Kelli spent over 20 years at Brinker International in various roles including leading Human Resources then serving as Chief Operating Officer for Chili’s Grill & Bar. As the first female President in the brand’s history, she was responsible for 80,000 + ChiliHeads, more than 1,600 restaurants in 31 countries and two territories. To give back to the industry, Kelli has served on the boards of TDn2K, the Multicultural Food & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA), the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and currently serves on the board of Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF). A compelling and passionate keynote speaker, she frequently speaks to students and professionals across the industry, sharing best practices and lessons from her lifelong journey. And the industry she loves, loves Kelli back. Nation’s Restaurant News added her to their Top 50 Power List in 2017, The Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo gave her the Beacon Award in 2016 and Dallas Business Journal named her a Woman Worth Watching in 2013. Together with her husband Don and their two beautiful children, Morgan (18) & Christian (16), Kelli has lived in Texas long enough to be called a native, but her heart (and her accent) remain firmly rooted in New York. You can connect with her on Twitter @kvpalooza, find her on Facebook or just follow the scent of the homemade meatballs. They’re worth the trip. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 05, 2019
Ep. 4: Brian Fanzo | Raise Your Hand Faster than Anyone Else
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In this episode, we talk with BRIAN FANZO, the founder & CEO of iSocialFanz…a huge social influencer, change agent, technology evangelist, prolific podcaster, conference emcee and Millennial keynote speaker. THOUGHT #1 - Raise Your Hand Faster than Anyone Else. THOUGHT #2 - If the Goal is Survival, You've Already Lost. CONNECT: Website: www.iSocialFanz.com Speaker Website: www.BrianFanzo.com Twitter: @iSocialFanz Instagram: iSocialFanz Podcasts: FOMOFans Just Try This (w/ Amy Landino) S.M.A.C. Talk RESOURCES: Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel BRIAN FANZO'S BIO Brian is a proud dad of three girls under the age of 10, a Pittsburgh loving sports fan, a self-proclaimed change evangelist which makes sense as the one constant in this pager wearing millennials career has been changing. Brian is a proud geek that majored in computer science that found his niche of “translating geekspeak” with a unique background that includes working 9 years for the DoD in Cybersecurity, 2 years at a booming cloud computing startup and the last 5 years an entrepreneur and CEO of iSocialFanz. Brian’s DoD career includes leading a team of 30+ developers & trainers with a mission of training, implementing and developing solutions that empowered the different branches of the military to share and collaborate leveraging social business tools their cybersecurity policies and procedures. If that doesn’t sound tough enough Brian’s role included 2 trips to Afghanistan & 3 to Iraq while also briefing the joint chiefs of staff at the Pentagon. Brian discovered his love for workshops, training and speaking while at the DoD for which he leveraged in his next job as the Technology Evangelist of a booming datacenter startup based out of Phoenix Arizona was known as IOdatacenters. Brian became the face of that company over his two years at IO, developing and implementing the social business and training strategies with the focus of transparent collaboration between new hires, management, executives as well as partners and customers. In those two years, the company grew from 256 employees when Brian started to 612 when Brian left. The role of technology evangelist was one that Brian designed at pitched the CEO himself, as it was a role that two of his idols Guy Kawasaki at Apple and Robert Scoble of Microsoft, later Rackspace mastered creating cult-like followings while connecting internal and external community for the company. Brian had the luxury of reporting to the CEO with a dotted line to both the CIO & CMO where he was able to be the face of the brand speaking and evangelizing the IO data center and cloud solutions at the largest technology events in the world including Amazon ReInvent, VMworld, Gartner Symposium, CES and many more. In 2014 while still at IO Brian received his first of many social business awards as he was named Top 25 Social Business Leader of the future by the Economist and IBM. Brian leveraged the visibility and opportunities afforded to him with this award to travel to Ted Talks and the world’s largest technology events as an influencer, speaker and the personal brand of iSocialFanz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 29, 2019
Ep. 3: Laura Gassner Otting | You're Just Not That Important
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In this episode, we talk with LAURA GASSNER OTTING, best-selling author with her book, Limitless, and motivational keynote speaker…helping audiences find their voice and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges, via new ways of leading and mentoring others. THOUGHT #1 - You’re Just Not That Important. THOUGHT #2 - Being Pulled Towards Your Values will Beat Pushing Your Hardest Every Time. CONNECT: Website: www.heyLGO.com Twitter: @heyLGO Instagram: heyLGO Books: Limitless - https://lauragassnerotting.com/shop Mission Driven: Moving from Profit to Purpose (via amazon) RESOURCES: Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel LAURA GASSNER OTTING'S BIO: Washington Post Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote speaker, Laura Gassner Otting, inspires people to push past the doubt and indecision that keep great ideas in limbo because her presentations make listeners think bigger and accept greater challenges that reach beyond their limited scope of belief. She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective generated by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, as well as philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to find their voice, and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges. She leads them to seek new ways of leading, managing and mentoring others. Laura’s entrepreneurial edge has been well-honed over a 25-year career that started as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, where she helped shape AmeriCorps. She left a leadership role at the respected nonprofit search firm, Isaacson, Miller, to expand the startup ExecSearches.com. Laura also founded and ran the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, which partnered with the full gamut of mission-driven nonprofit executives, from start-up dreamers to scaling social entrepreneurs to global philanthropists. In 2015, Laura sold NPAG to the team that helped her build it, both because she was hungry for the next chapter and because she held an audacious dream of electing our nation’s first female president. Along the way, while serving on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee, she was asked to do a TEDx talk which became so popular that it launched a speaking career. Laura has spoken across the United States and internationally to universities, companies, conferences, accelerators, TEDx, and the US Military. She is the author of Mission-Driven: Moving from Profit to Purpose (2015) and the Washington Post Best Seller Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life (2019). She lives with her husband, two teenage sons, and troublesome puppy outside of Boston, MA. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2019
Ep. 2: Brett Culp | Use Your Superpowers to Engage & Inspire Others
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In this episode, we talk with BRETT CULP, acclaimed filmmaker & keynote speaker, who has inspired audiences around the world with his documentaries and positive messaging. THOUGHT #1 - Everyday Leadership Changes the World - We All Have Power to Make an Impact, that the Small Things are the Big Things, that Everyone Matters. THOUGHT #2 - You Don't Have to Wait to Hit Rock Bottom; Raise the Floor. CONNECT: Website: www.BrettCulp.com Twitter: @brettculp Instagram: @brettculpfilms Documentaries (via amazon Prime or Hulu): Legends of the Knight Look to the Sky Podcast: Being an EveryDay Hero (via iTunes and Android) RESOURCES: Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel BRETT CULP'S BIO: Brett Culp is an acclaimed filmmaker and keynote speaker whose work has inspired audiences around the world. He is the personal cinematographer for Hollywood stars, music icons, beloved authors, hall of fame athletes, and royal families. His films are featured on Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Through his groundbreaking documentary work, Brett has pioneered a unique approach to community-building, inviting people to connect with a noble vision and make a difference together. Passionate, energetic, and engaging, Brett encourages audiences to find the superhero within and unlock their own path to 'everyday leadership.' Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2019
Ep. 1: Angela Raub | Live Your Life with a Servant's Heart
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In this episode, we talk with ANGELA RAUB, the CEO of Leadercast, which is the global pioneer in leadership development, delivering incredible in-person events and digital platforms. THOUGHT #1 - Live Your Life with a Servant's Heart; One Day You May Have to Ask Others for Help. THOUGHT #2 - Accept Your Weakness So You Know Who to Ask for Help. CONNECT: Website: www.Leadercast.com Twitter: @AngelaRaub Linked-In: www.linkedin.com/in/angela-raub Event: Leadercast Women – Oct 18, 2019 RESOURCES: Hard Rock International – HardRock.com Thoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.com Certified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.com Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.com Black Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.com Rock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.com Cannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.org Keppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com Big Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.com Spectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.com Jeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel ANGELA RAUB BIO: Angela Raub has served Leadercast and its audiences for nearly two years as Chief Sales Officer, where she oversaw all aspects of Leadercast’s business development, executed strategic growth initiatives, and managed a growing team of enthusiastic sales professionals. “Angela has proven to be a professional and team builder. She's led Leadercast's sales department with integrity, developing a culture of enthusiasm, with ownership throughout. She understands our mission thoroughly and has a heart for the people we serve. It's our pleasure to promote her to President & CEO,“ say Ken Moyes and Bob Pourchot, co-owners of Leadercast. Prior to joining the team at Leadercast, Raub held leadership positions at Pathbuilders Inc., Wellspring Living, Hotel Equities and J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. She holds an Executive MBA in International Business from Georgia State University and received her undergraduate degree in Communications and Business from University of Toledo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 22, 2019