Jackie Sanders is an abstract artist based in Raleigh, NC. Her work explores the layering and manipulation of organic and geometric forms as a way to transform life’s mundane moments into memorable experiences. She is the co-host of the Art Studio Insights Podcast and the co-founder of the Level Up Artist community.
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The legendary Udo Erasmus is a pioneer of the health and wellness industry having created FLAXSEED OIL and the Healthy Oils/Fats Movement. He is also the co-founder of the UDO’S CHOICE supplement brand, a global leader in cutting-edge health products, selling tens of millions of bottles of healthy oils, probiotics, and digestive enzymes. Erasmus invented the methodology and machinery that created the healthy fats/oils industry.
Udo is an accomplished author of multiple books including Fats that Heal Fats that Kill that has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide. He has extensive education in Biochemistry and Biology, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, and has impacted over 5,000,000+ lives by passionately conducting 5,000+ live presentations, 3,000+ media interviews, 1,500 staff training, and traveled to 40+ countries with his message on how to achieve perfect health. Udo is a speaker at Tony Robbins events (on oils) and Deepak Chopra’s (on peace,) and has lectured at conferences on five continents.
In 2001, Scott Sunderland found himself going from a 35-year-old athletic father, husband, and business owner to lying in a hospital bed unable to move. Using visualization techniques over the course of a year, Scott was able to heal himself. However, old limiting beliefs, past traumas, and disempowering mental habits came back to haunt him when, in 2012, he watched his best friend drown in front of his eyes. Blaming himself, he was broken once again. Standing in a room on fire, Scott was faced with running through those flames to end up at the empowered life that he lives now. Today, he shows others how to run through their own flames to find freedom from their own minds and limitations in order to live a life of passion and purpose.
Episode 168 features Mike Petrakis, a former D1 runner, entrepreneur, and the Co-Founder, and CEO of Bach. He previously bootstrapped e-commerce businesses in NYC. That scrappy entrepreneurial spirit led him to start BACH, the world’s leading platform to plan and book a bachelor/bachelorette party.
Mike Petrakis is a former D1 runner, entrepreneur, and the Co-Founder, and CEO of Bach. He previously bootstrapped e-commerce businesses in NYC. That scrappy entrepreneurial spirit led him to start BACH, the world’s leading platform to plan and book a bachelor/bachelorette party.
Episode 162 features Jane Tabachnick, a content and PR strategist who works with mission-driven authors, coaches, and consultants who are frustrated they’re not better known. She helps them become highly visible and seen as the authority in their industry so they attract more pre-sold clients and can grow their business more and easily.
Jane Tabachnick is a content and PR strategist who works with mission-driven authors, coaches, and consultants who are frustrated they’re not better known. She helps them become highly visible and seen as the authority in their industry so they attract more pre-sold clients and can grow their business more and easily.
Founder of Simply Good Press, a book publishing and PR company, Jane has helped over 200 authors achieve bestseller status.
Named one of the top 100 people online by Fast Company, Jane is often quoted in the media.
Bryan Clayton is CEO and Co-founder of GreenPal, an online marketplace that connects homeowners with local lawn care professionals. GreenPal has been called the “Uber for lawn care” by Entrepreneur magazine and has over 200,000 active users completing thousands of transactions per day.
Before starting GreenPal Bryan Clayton founded Peachtree Inc. one of the largest landscaping companies in the state of Tennessee growing it to over $10 million a year in annual revenue before it was acquired by Lusa holdings in 2013.
Bryan‘s interest and expertise are related to entrepreneurialism, small business growth, marketing, and bootstrapping businesses from zero revenue to profitability and exit.
Nancy Bosnoian is 21-years-old, originally from Aleppo, Syria, and a freshman at Columbia University. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of End No Sleep, Inc. an international NGO on a mission to help you get a good night’s sleep. Nancy is also a public speaker. She shares her experiences fleeing from war, finding a new home, and learning to thrive.
EPISODE 159: Functional Medicine Practitioner & Clinical Researcher
Episode 159 features Dr. Aaron Hartman, a Board-Certified Family Medicine Practitioner and clinical researcher who advocates for and practices functional medicine, an integrative approach to conventional and alternative medicine.
Dr. Aaron Hartman is a Board-Certified Family Medicine Practitioner and clinical researcher who advocates for and practices functional medicine, an integrative approach to conventional and alternative medicine. Aaron guides individuals to restore their health and hope, using science-backed solutions, so they can live the vibrant life they were made for. Aaron’s own journey with Functional Medicine started with his first daughter, who he and his wife took in as a foster child, then adopted.
Due to her cerebral palsy and countless dietary issues, the Hartmans went to specialist after specialist, but even as a physician, Dr. Hartman felt let down and confused. His daughter’s health struggles forced him to confront an uncomfortable realization: Our current healthcare system doesn’t have all the answers. Aaron’s wife, a brilliant–and very stubborn–occupational therapist refused to give up hope. She ultimately pointed him towards functional medicine, and their daughter thrived.
The human body is infinitely complex, and functional medicine caters to this complexity. Dr. Hartman listens to his patients’ whole health stories then helps them apply data-driven solutions to start healing. In short, he looks at clients’ home, environment, diet, daily habits, and health history, and then teaches solutions instead of just treating symptoms.
EPISODE 158: Co-Authors, Hey, Tiger – You Need To Move Your Mark Back
Episode 158 features Steve Scott and Tripp Bowden, Co-Authors of the book “Hey, Tiger – You Need To Move Your Mark Back.” We discussed many topics around the ethics in the game of golf, the serendipity of syncing up on this book project, the writing process, and much more.
Steve Scott is the PGA Head Golf Professional of The Outpost Club and Founder of the Silver Club Golfing Society. The Outpost Club is an invitation-only, national golf society in the United States. Modeled after historic golf societies in Great Britain, it does not own a course but members can play more than 70 events each year at Top 100 courses around the world. The SCGS is similar to the Outpost Club but is more geared towards competitive play amongst single-digit handicaps. Both societies treasure the history and traditions of the game where camaraderie also plays an integral part.
Steve not only has a passion for the overall business and teaching portion of the game of golf, but he has enjoyed appearances as an on-course commentator with PGA Tour Live, FOX Sports, and Golf Channel, both as an in-studio guest and live instructional contributor. He is also a contributor to print publications such as Golfweek, Golf Digest, and PGA Magazine. He still enjoys competing and does so frequently in PGA Professional events in the Carolinas PGA Section, where he won the 2018 CPGA Championship as well as the CPGA Player of the Year honors.
For Steve, the game of golf is true “all in the family” as his wife, Kristi, is an LPGA Teaching Professional. They have two children, Jeffrey Christopher (J.C.) and Kaylie who both enjoy the game.
Battled Tiger Woods in the 1996 U.S. Amateur Final Match
Golfweek Magazine’s #1 ranked Amateur in the World 1999
Three-time NCAA All-American at the University of Florida
Two professional victories – Canadian Tour 2001 Vancouver Open & 2002 Texas Classic
United States Walker Cup Team Member 1997 & 1999
United States World Amateur Team Member 1996
Competed in the Masters Tournament 1997
Qualified for the US Open at Oakland Hills 1996
Competed on the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour current Korn Ferry Tour (most recently the 2018 RBC Heritage, 2019 Wells Fargo and Wyndham Championships on PGA Tour)
Western Amateur Champion both stroke and match-play portions 1999
Career low round 12 under par 60 at Pine Tree G.C. in FL course record, non-competitive round
Tripp Bowden is a former caddy at Augusta National Golf Club, the first white caddy in the history of the elite private club, a Division 1 collegiate golfer, and senior advertising copywriter, first with McCann Erickson New York, and later with his own company: Creative Wizards. A frequent speaker at golf clubs across America, Hey Tiger–is his 4th book.
Tripp is also one funny bastard and completely full of shit, and meeting Steve Scott was God aligning the stars and saying hmmm–this story needs to be told, by God and told well. I hope this Tripp Bowden idgit has. I think so…
Erick is an entrepreneur and full-stack web developer and currently runs Arbé Digital and Golf Web Design. He has built software and websites for clients in numerous different industries. He’s also started (and sold) several different companies over the past 15+ years. Most recently, his venture into the law-tech industry has led him to build Willio.com – an online estate planning tool with a focus on digital Wills.
He’s also been a PGA Professional since 2005 after graduating from Methodist University. His most recent online golf venture is Backswing.com – a golf instruction platform that connects golfers to top golf instructors around the country.
Episode 156 features Liv Bowser, CEO & Founder of Liberate. A Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher, she ties together her deep knowledge of mind-body connection with her business acumen to drive Liberate growth at every level.
Liv has a background in indoor cycling and “better for you” start-ups. She began her career as employee #1 at a promising CPG start-up and spent the next 5 years working as a brand and digital marketer alongside the C Team of high-revenue start-ups. A Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher, she ties together her deep knowledge of mind-body connection with her business acumen to drive Liberate growth at every level.
After 18 years of practicing law in Seattle, Karen Treiger felt an unmistakable call to explore the story of her in-laws, Sam and Esther Goldberg. Educated at Barnard College and New York University Law School –where she was editor-in-chief of NYU Law Review — Treiger made the momentous decision to retire from her law practice and pull together the threads of a family story she had heard for many years.
The result of her three-year inquiry is the widely praised book, My Soul is Filled with Joy: A Holocaust Story. In it, Treiger chronicles both Sam and Esther Goldberg’s journey, including Sam’s escape from the death camp Treblinka, as well as her family’s experiences in Poland when they retraced the path from Treblinka to the pit in the Polish forest where they hid until their liberation. As Treiger became invigorated and inspired by the people she encountered, Sam and Esther’s story became her story too.
Since the book’s publication, Treiger has crisscrossed the country to bring this compelling story to a wide audience. In June she traveled to Poland to launch the Polish translation of the book and spoke at the Warsaw Museum of Ethnography and at the Krakow Jewish Festival. She has been named to the Jewish Book Council Author’s Network, the Seattle Holocaust Center for Humanity Speaker’s Bureau, and the University of Washington Advisory Council for the Extension Writing Program. Her perspectives have been shared in the Forward and the Jewish Press.
As the founder of Extend Your team, a Virtual Assistant company, Matthew Yahes helps entrepreneurs and operators of all company sizes grow their business by getting out of the grind. Matthew was working 14 hours a day on his eCommerce portfolio, managing a team of 6, was buried in operations, and it was affecting his marriage. The situation was not tenable. He had enough and finally figured out how to hire an A+ player overseas who could run the operations better than him so he could focus on growth. He realized that the core issue is people look for a “Virtual Assistant” and not a “Real Professional”. In 45 days, Matthew went from working 14 hours to 3 hours a day, and now it’s 3 hours a week. Matthew built his past two companies with a 100% remote workforce and now helps others do the same. In his spare time, he snowboards well, kiteboards poorly, and enjoys life with his incredibly patient wife.
Keyen Lage is a former NFL Athlete turned Emotional Intelligence Coach for World-Class Leaders.
After almost becoming paralyzed during a football injury in the National Football League, Keyen was able to start his new journey by looking at life from a completely new perspective. He dove headfirst into understanding what it actually means to live a life of fulfillment while achieving success along the way.
Since making that decision, Keyen has personally worked with over 300 people on creating a healthy relationship with themselves so they are able to escape the rat race of the achievement loop and step into a place of achieving massive success, impact, and money from a place of ease. He helps entrepreneurs, and business owners regain a deeper connection with themselves to find more fulfillment in their lives. Keyen has worked with World-Class Fitness Models, Professional Athletes, Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs, & C-Suite Executives. Keyen works with people all over the world on being able to remove mental, emotional, & physical blockages that are preventing them from reaching their full potential.
He helps extraordinary people who already achieve ‘impossible’ goals to achieve what still looks ‘impossible’ to them.
Episode 151 features Anna Parker-Naples, a British international award-winning Entrepreneur and host of the Top 1% global show Entrepreneurs Get Visible Podcast.
Anna Parker-Naples is a Hollywood award-winning audio expert, leading podcast launch expert, and online business mentor. Bestselling author of ‘Podcast with Impact’ and ‘Get Visible’, Anna helps entrepreneurs to amplify their message and stand out from the crowd. She is a British international award-winning Entrepreneur and host of the Top 1% global show Entrepreneurs Get Visible Podcast.
Antonio is the author of four books including, Stop Living On Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You (Rodale Books). On his podcast The Best Thing, Antonio talks with leaders about the “best thing” to happen to them that would never appear on a resume. Antonio’s speaking audiences over the years have included: Google, Amazon, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Booking.com, Credit Union National Association (CUNA), Stanford University, and scores more. For over 10 years, Antonio worked as a correspondent in New York City with top television networks including NBC, PBS, and BET Networks. Antonio is a graduate of Western Michigan University and holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University.
EPISODE 149: Performance and Leadership Coach at the Leadership Research Institute
Episode 149 features Dennis Volpe, Executive Performance and Leadership Coach with the Leadership Research Institute. Dennis is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, earned his Master of Science in Leadership Development from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Columbia University certified Executive Coach.
Dennis Volpe currently serves as an Executive Performance and Leadership Coach with the Leadership Research Institute. Dennis is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, earned his Master of Science in Leadership Development from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Columbia University certified Executive Coach.
Dennis’ understanding of leadership comes from his over twenty years of leadership and operational experience as a career Naval Officer to include teaching leadership at the United States Naval Academy, serving in numerous leadership roles of increasing responsibility to include Command at Sea, and from a variety of academic and intellectual pursuits.
Dennis has experienced personal and professional success, professional setbacks, and knows what it takes to live a resilient life. He challenges and empowers leaders to embrace their reality, define what they want, and equips them with the insight, perspective, and accountability necessary to be successful in new and challenging environments.
Dennis is very involved in his community as a mentor/coach supporting military to civilian transition programs as well as participatory, hands-on leadership programs for emerging leaders.
Dennis enjoys the outdoors, is a passionate college Rugby and Lacrosse fan, and is an avid triathlete. Dennis and his wife, Amanda, live outside Manchester, New Hampshire with their dog, Nimitz.
Cody Byrns is an award-winning speaker and a #1 best-selling author. His life underwent a major shift in 2013 after a horrific traffic accident left his body burned and scarred. After years of countless surgeries, and innumerable physical and emotional hurdles, Cody has since founded his own non-profit Burn Foundation and is on a mission to spread his story of inspiration, hope, and recovery to everyone he meets. Cody has been featured on many TV and radio shows around the world, and his message has encouraged thousands.
Chuck Downs is the founder of Downs Consulting, creator of the course Epic Life Secrets, and a Peak Performance Coach for successful entrepreneurs and top financial advisors.
For the first 25 years of his career, Chuck worked in financial services as a Certified Financial Planner™. Twelve years into that career he opened an office in downtown Miami for a Fortune 150 company. Three years later his firm was Top 5 for new advisor production and retention out of over 300 offices nationally.
Although he liked financial planning, he loves helping people find their purpose and fulfill their potential. In 2017 he retired from financial services to live his dream of helping people create an Epic Life.
Over the past 30 years, Chuck’s invested over 25,000 hours studying from many of the best personal development teachers on the planet. He’s learned from leading researchers in neuroscience, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology, yogis, monks, and even indigenous shamans.
These insights have given him the experiences required to guide people to results they never thought could be achieved.
But his life hasn’t always been successful. Along his journey, he’s had failures, setbacks, breakups, and breakdowns. He knows what it’s like to feel the stress of seemingly insurmountable challenges then to realize the only way out is up to you.
Chuck feels blessed and honored to share his blueprint for helping people avoid the big mistake of playing life too small.
Episode 146 features Dana Malstaff, CEO & Founder of Boss Mom, and we discuss various topics around starting a business and raising kids at the same time, advice to stay focused on priorities, testing the market, and much more.
Dana Malstaff, the CEO and Founder of Boss Mom. She launched the Boss Mom brand with her first book Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro in 2015 that started an international movement. The Boss Moms Facebook community has organically grown to over 50,000 members and there are now Boss Mom local meetups in over 80 cities. Dana believes that we need to show our children that doing what we love can be financially viable.
Episode 145 welcomes Jeremy Streich, author of The Tree of Knowledge by New Degree Press. He is a startup founder and 2019 iTunes Top 100 podcaster having interviewed New York Times Best-selling Author Michael Pollan, Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang, Nobel Prize biologist Randy Schekman, Chicago’s Treasurer Kurt Summers, and more.
Jeremy Streich is the author of The Tree of Knowledge New Degree Press. He is a startup founder and 2019 iTunes Top 100 podcaster having interviewed New York Times Best-selling Author Michael Pollan, Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang, Nobel Prize biologist Randy Schekman, Chicago’s Treasurer Kurt Summers, and more…
Since his twelfth birthday, Jeremy has spent time in 25 countries, interviewing thinkers from around the world on topics of life, neuroscience, and ancient philosophy—all of which help Jeremy build not-so-far-fetched worlds of his imagination.
When not writing, Streich is probably on a hike or is striking out at stand-up comedy, dating, dead-lifting, and investing.
Episode 144 features High-Performance Coach, David Wood. David quit his career as a Consulting Actuary to Fortune 100 companies, to create the world’s largest coaching business. He now coaches rock star entrepreneurs to double their revenue faster, overcome Shiny Object Syndrome, and be a more extraordinary entrepreneur and human.
David is a former consulting actuary for Fortune 100 companies. He built the world’s largest coaching business, becoming #1 on Google for life coaching and coaching thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe.
As well as helping others, David is no stranger to overcoming challenges himself, having survived a full collapse of his paraglider and a fractured spine, witnessing the death of his sister at age seven, anxiety and depression, and a national Gong Show!
He coaches high-performing business owners to double revenue, and their time off, by focusing on less.
EPISODE 143: Machine Learning Scientist and Former Nonprofit Founder
Episode 143 features Yada Pruksachatkun, Machine Learning Scientist and Former Non-Profit Founder.
Yada is working on a new project where she has teamed up with a career coach and her team to cofound the 2.0 Collective (IG: (https://www.instagram.com/the2.0co/), a platform to democratize career advancement resources via a unique combination of modernized 1:1 career support and an ML-powered platform optimized for coaches and everyday professionals.
Yada is an entrepreneurial-minded scientist, currently at Amazon Alexa working on fairness and bias of machine learning models. Before she went to graduate school and delved into natural language processing, she was a nonprofit founder and software engineer. She is passionate about ways that technology can be used to enable equity of resources, and she is currently working on The 2.0 Collective to democratize career advancement and support.
Amanda Kelly Espiritu is an Artist, Executive Producer, and Community Builder. The Founder of Creative Surrender Studios, Amanda is a Dreamer who sparks people’s curiosity and passion to create, collaborate, and celebrate together. Amanda designs and produces bespoke immersive events, workshops, retreats, global festivals, and short films that showcase supernova human beings all over the world stepping into their own power and kickstarting themselves out of whatever rut they might be in. She believes that through art, adventure, and advocacy people can make the world a more joyful and extraordinary place. You’re invited to dive in with her debut book Creative Surrender: Embracing Artivism, Global Collaboration, & Celebration.
Adele Spraggon is an award-winning author, as well as an international speaker and trainer. As a behavioral change expert, she explores topics that illustrate the potential of the human brain and its ability to make optimal choices that reduce conflict and achieve goals in all areas of life. Having guided thousands globally to achieve breakthrough results in both their personal and professional lives, Adele will take you on a journey into the unknown and will leave you questioning everything you believe about how your brain shapes your solutions.