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Richard Kaufman

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Richard Kaufman originally hails from Belleville, NJ. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1986-1988. ventures. In the community, Rich is known as "The Comeback Coach". Rich is also the author of the book, A Hero's Journey From Darkness to Light. He also is the host of the 8t most listened to veteran podcast online, Success Your Why, Powers Your How. There he interviews a myriad of guest ranging from business leaders, vetrepreneurs, and other prominent figures to talk about their unique journey and struggles. He is pushing the #todayIdecide campaign, a campaign focused and assisting people with mental health struggles. Rich is married to his lovely wife, Michele and has 3 kids, Sean 18, Liam 16, and Linda Lee 8. He resides in North Arlington, NJ. Richard thank you for your service to our country and your continued service to others! Be sure to check out my new audiobook SUCCESS LEAVES CLUES (THE 7 P'S THAT CAN SHIFT YOUR REALITY) Thank you to our sponsors Findlay Volvo Las Vegas Samaritans Feet Pinks4Cancer Cardenas Law Group Squeeze Dried PAUL MITCHELL HAIR CARE DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR STEP BLING SHINE SERUM-The #1 seller of over 15years and the only product to be endorsed by my MAMA! MORE KELLY JOY IS NOTHING MORE THAN FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOUR CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES AND ALLOWING THE MAGIC TO HAPPEN! EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MAKENA CARDENAS


5 Jul 2022

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Richard Kaufman | Vertical Momentum

Manlihood ManCast

Richard Kaufman of the Vertical Momentum Podcast is our guest on the Manlihood ManCast. He talks about overcoming some of the darkest moments of his life, and gives hope and encouragement to men.  He operates a top ranking podcast for veteran entrepreneurs called The Vertical Momentum Podcast.   More From Richard Kaufman https://linktr.ee/VerticalMomentum For More From Josh Hatcher at Manlihood.comhttp://manlihood.com http://joshhatcher.com ------------------ Get REIGNITE:  A MAN’S FIELD GUIDE TO TAKING BACK HIS LIFE http://www.manlihood.com/reignite/ Join the ManCave Today:  http://facebook.com/groups/manlihoodmancave ---------------- Do you have a question you'd like to have answered on The Manlihood ManCast? Send it to us here: http://manlihood.com/ask-a-man --------------- VISIT THE MANLIHOOD STORE FOR RESOURCES, APPAREL, AND MORE! http://manlihood.com/store More from Manlihood: http://manlihood.com More from Josh Hatcher: http://joshhatcher.com -------------- Don't forget to check out our sponsors / partners / affiliates: GET A FREE STOCK FOR JOINING ROBINHOOD - https://join.robinhood.com/joshh826 Death to Tyrants Apparel - http://deathtotyrantsapparel.com Hatcher Media - http://hatchermedia.net   Honky EDC - http://honkyedc.com Out of Your Shell Poetry - http://outofyourshellpoetry.com --- --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/manlihood/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/manlihood/support


17 Mar 2022

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Climbing the Vertical Momentum - Richard Kaufman

Peace Love and Bring a Bat

While Uncle Dave is worried about how to get his bats past TSA for his next speaking event, today's guest is worried about teaching YOU how to get that "Vertical Momentum" started and how to ride that wave to the top. Richard Kaufman joins Uncle Dave today during his free time, of which there's not too much since he's a podcast host, speaker, author, producer and veteran. The boys chop it up for the audience during this super fun conversation. In the end, the bats were swinging, friends. Follow Richard Kaufman here: https://verticalmomentumpodcast.com https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076598430551 hhttps://www.amazon.com/Heros-Journey-Darkness-light-ebook/dp/B07MBV7CC3 I would really enjoy hearing from you. If you would like to connect, you can find me, your host Uncle Dave, David Chametzky here: https://www.davidchametzky.com www.facebook.com/getaklu www.facebook.com/theintegritygame https://www.linkedin.com/in/getaklu/ https://twitter.com/GetAKlu www.tinyurl.com/forbesgetaklu Find me on social media as David Chametzky, or on the Facebook page for Peace, Love and Bring a Bat, on Twitter @goofyjaam Peace Love and Bring a Bat is produced by Launchpad 516 Studios. For show ideas, guest inquiries or general feedback, drop an email: peacelovebringabat@gmail.com For sponsorships and media inquiries, drop an email: peacelovebringabat@lp516.com If you are enjoying hearing this and want to support either the podcast OR more importantly Goons for Good please feel free to click on the Patron link below to support and for a shout out and a half hour one on one session of Havening(R) https://patron.podbean.com/PeaceLoveandBringaBat Pink Cans for Cancer http://recycling4acure.org/pink-cans-4-cancer Subscribe to Peace Love and Bring a Bat on Apple Podcasts and get notified of new episodes, every Thursday! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/peace-love-and-bring-a-bat/id1552738547 (c) 2021 On the Path LLC. All Rights Reserved and Enthusiastically


11 Mar 2022

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Richard Kaufman: Hero's Journey from Darkness to Light

Life After Addiction And Indictment

What do you do when you lose everything you have ever identified in, due to injury, addiction, and so much more? If you are like Richard, you comeback helping the community that you pulled yourself out of and pull others out with you. Steve and Richard go through the experiences Richard lived through and conquered walking through 3 crucial steps. Richard Kaufman "The Comeback Coach" is a Veteran who has personally come back from drug addiction, alcoholism, homelessness, ptsd, blindness. and the plan to commit suicide. NOW he's a public speaker, #1 Amazon best-selling Author and Top-Rated Podcaster with some of the biggest names on his show.  He talks to Vetprenuers, First Responders, Entrepreneurs, Athletes, Authors, Doctors, Millionaires, Actors and High Achievers. His podcast Vertical Momentum is the #1 Veteran and resilience podcast on iTunes.  If you are ready to take your life and your business to the next level keep listening and follow these amazing people. Remember VERTICAL MOMENTUM the only way to go is UP. Don’t miss on this powerful and life changing episode. Are you ready to set yourself and others free today? ⬆️ 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐑𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝:   https://www.richardkaufman.net/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-kaufman-he-him-989757139/ https://www.facebook.com/KAUFDADDY Grab Richard’s book Hero’s Journey from Darkness To Light  here: https://www.heroesjourneybook.com/order_the_ebook 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞:Website - https://lifeafteraddictionandindictment.com Facebook - https://facebook.com/stevecloward1 Email: steve@lifeafteraddictionandindictment.com If you enjoyed the podcast please write a 5 Star review on apple podcasts here. Even just a one word will help other find the show: https://apple.co/357l9ko 𝐒𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐬:My PillowSave up to 70% at https://www.mypillow.com/truthtalk when you use the promo code, 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤 My Patriot SupplySave $100 with a three month supply of food storage go to www.getpreparedwithsteve.com To save big!


28 Feb 2022

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On the air with Richard Kaufman

Triggered The Podcast

Rich tells us some amazing stories of how he got through the Army and kicked out 2x.... One wasn't his fault.  Motivator, inspirator, and all-over Humble man. Thank you so much for joining us....--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/triggeredthepodcast/message


20 Jan 2022

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Season 2 Ep. 4: Richard Kaufman (Overcoming Addiction)

"A Look Behind The Curtain With Chris"

Here in the good ole US of A, 🇺🇸 we are no strangers to depression, addiction, and suicide...  Especially amongst our military veterans.    On tonight's LIVE episode of "A Look Behind The Curtain With Chris",  I get the great privilege of interviewing "The Comeback Coach' Mr. Richard Kaufman   Richard personally has battled with and overcome...   ❌ Drug addiction   ❌ Alcoholism  ❌ Homelessness  ❌ PTSD  ❌ TBI   ❌ and Blindness    Now he... 🤯   ✅ Hosts a top-rated podcast show  ✅ Wrote a #1 Best Seller on Amazon.   ✅ Has spoken worldwide on virtual summits and from stage.  ✅ Has won soldier of the year  ✅ and has been featured in 5 magazines   Watch this interview now to hear from Richard himself on how he's using Resilience to empower his brother and sisters in arms 🙌 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chris-celeste/support


13 Jan 2022

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#44 Richard Kaufman - The Comeback King Rises Like a Phoenix

The Travelling Optimist Podcast with Steve Ody

Greeting optimists and a very happy new year to you all. Here’s to a fabulous 2022 and I couldn’t think of any other person to kick off the podcast in 2022 than my guest Richard Kaufman.Rich is a guy who has been through a lot in life. The loss of his father when he was very young, drink dependency from the age of 12, drug use, he was thrown out of the military and he would be the first to admit that his destructive behaviour was leading him down a path to oblivion. But the kindness and forgiving nature of a business owner in the winter of 1988 was a huge turning point for him. As you will hear in the conversation, Rich had an angel looking down on him that night and he’s not looked back. There have been a couple of blips along the way, but we all have those right?More importantly though, since that fateful night in 1988 Rich has been sober, that’s 33 years. That alone is a monumental achievement and he is rightly proud of it.Rich returned to the military for another stint, this time after a harsh comment from one of his peers, who didn’t think he could make it in the military. This set the wheels in motion for becoming soldier of the year and rising among the ranks to become the leader that was always inside of him.This conversation is littered with insight and wonderful stories, from spending time with Lennox Lewis to having the chutzpah to ask for advice from Gary Vaynerchuck.But behind this success is a man who would do anything for anyone, a man who is infinitely humble and so grateful for the people he has in his life.His is the human embodiment of a phoenix, he’s had his fair share of his back against a wall moments and been seemingly lost and not knowing which way to turn. But everytime Rich rises from those flames to re-invent himself and truly be the Comeback king!.This is a conversation about willpower, tenacity, it’s about learning from your mistakes and importantly not being afraid to ask for help. It’s a conversation about how a man’s start in life has not determined his future.But ultimately this is the story of a guy, who gets back up every time he’s knocked down, learns from his experience and marches on with happiness in his heart and a spring in his step towards his goals and dreams.  Oh and don’t ever join the military with orange hair!  Please connect with Rich on all the socialsHis Vertical Momentum PodcastLinked inInstagramFacebookYou can buy RIch's book, A Hero's Journey here on Amazon

1hr 12mins

7 Jan 2022

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Paying it Forward w/ Richard Kaufman

Narrowing the Divide

The challenges we’ve faced and the struggles we’ve walked through can often lead to some of the most powerful opportunities to serve others. We can be a trusted voice of help, as one who has walked a similar path and can speak from personal experience.I’m joined on this episode by special guest, Richard Kaufman. Rich is no stranger to some of the struggles that are experienced by veterans who have served. He has struggled with substance abuse addiction, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Rich recently celebrated 32 years of sobriety. Having come back from drug addiction, alcoholism, and homelessness, he now helps people struggling with depression or any other health, fitness, or addiction-related issues.In the community, Rich is known as “The Comeback Coach”. Rich is also the author of the book, A Hero’s Journey From Darkness to Light. He is the host of the eighth most-listened-to veteran podcast online, Success Your Why, Powers Your How. On this podcast, he interviews a myriad of guests including business leaders, entrepreneurs, and other prominent figures to talk about their unique journeys and struggles. He is pushing the #todayIdecide campaign, which is focused on assisting people with mental health struggles.In this episode, Rich shares his story of struggling with addiction and mental health issues, the day that transformed his perspective and path, and now being able to help others walking through these struggles. We also discuss the impact of spending time with and learning from those you want to be like, why trust and building relationships are key to success in business, and the importance of intentionally charting a new path forward to where you want to be.Please join me for this episode and let’s reflect together on the incredible opportunities for us to use our struggles and stories to help others.Links and resources mentionedInformation about Richard KaufmanWebsite - https://the-comeback-coach.business.site/ Find him on social media with this hashtag: #thecomebackcoach Vertical Momentum podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vertical-momentum/id1554011985 Resources Mentioned in This EpisodeJim Rohn - https://www.jimrohn.com/ Ray Edwards - https://rayedwards.com/ Rich Litvin - https://richlitvin.com/ GNC - https://www.gnc.com/ Dan Miller - https://www.48days.com/ Gary Vaynerchuk - https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/ Jocko Willink podcast - https://jockopodcast.com/ The Journey mastermind - https://www.danw.us/mastermind/ StoryBrand - https://storybrand.com/ Ed Mylett - https://www.edmylett.com/ The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard - https://bookshop.org/a/1378/9780767913737 Dr. Fred Jones - https://drfredjones.com/ Email us at support@danw.us with any questions, feedback, or if you’d like to be a guest on the podcast


16 Sep 2021

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Richard Kaufman - The Comeback Coach

Break It Down Show

Richard Kaufman - The Comeback Coach - The Petes are back and bringing with them the incredible life of Richard Kaufman the Comeback Coach.  Looking at Richards's life today reveals a well-grounded gracious adult who's clearly in a good place.  His podcast is a success; he's lauded for his business.  Yet, it wasn't always that way.  Richard battled himself for years.  See Listen to Richard Kaufman's podcast on Audible at Get his book A heroes Journey here: Get a SWEDE Shirt at We'll find out all about it in this episode of the Break It Down Show, and among the other wisdom that you can learn from Richard, he says one hell of a motto. (Hint - it’s in the haiku). ​For the  of this episode head to Please support the Break It Down Show by doing a monthly subscription to the show  All of the money you invest goes directly to supporting the show! ​Haiku A goal is a dream But then you add a deadline Richard follows that Similar episodes: Andrews and Wilson  Jack Carr  Mick Betancourt    Join us in supporting Save the Brave as we battle PTSD.  Executive Producer/Host: Pete A Turner  Producer: Damjan Gjorgjiev  Writer: Dragan Petrovski  The Break It Down Show is your favorite best, new podcast, featuring 5 episodes a week with great interviews highlighting world-class guests from a wide array of shows.

1hr 3mins

1 Aug 2021

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Ep. 070: Richard Kaufman, " The Comeback Coach" is a Man of True Service. Author of "A Hero's Journey"

High While Clean presented by Recovery Ecosystem

I love my country and what this country stands for. I truly appreciate what I have today. In 2002, when my journey into recovery began, I would never have even imagined that what I have today was even possible in having and becoming who I am was even someone I would ever find. I am at peace with things and I believe it stems from my ability to just roll with the punches today. I appreciate the freedom that I have but freedom doesn’t come free and freedom requires sacrifice. For those that feel you don’t have all of the freedom you desire all of the time, think about this quote I read from a sergeant in the military: He said to the recruits in boot camp. “Think of it as you temporarily giving up some of your freedoms so that others can have theirs.”What are you sacrificing? John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address inspired people to see the importance of civic action and public service. He said “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country,” This challenged every American to contribute in some way to the public good.Please stay tuned for my guest today, who is a man of sacrifice. His name is Richard Kaufman and I am honored to thank him for his service to us.During my tumultuous teenage years, I had an epiphany to join the military because I had no goals or vision for my life.I was traveling from Oregon back to California with some friends and the other group I was with had mechanical failure in their 1960’s Volkswagen bus. I was approached by some naval recruiters and just blew them off. Once I reached California, I decided that I was going to do it. My father was a radiomen on a destroyer during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. I wanted to join the navy. It didn’t work out the way because at that time they were very picky on who could join And having been arrested five times by that age, active duty wasn’t possible. My recruiter told me that once I finished boot camp in great lakes Illinois and my school as I joined the CB’s, construction ballions which was in Port Heueneme CA that I could request active duty, so I did. He was wrong. My military career was short lived and actually, I could say that I absconded from my monthly duty because I returned to the same life I was living on drugs, running around with the grateful dead, I wouldn’t have passed a drug test. I was able to slide through with a medical discharge because I had a grand mall seizure in 1994 that I was able to use as the reason I did not make it. but I gained an enormous appreciation for the military.Our military watches out for us everyday and when something goes wrong, they are ready. In 2001, and so many of us remember that day of September 11 we were attacked with 2996 people dying between the planes, bystanders, Twin Towers, and the pentagon. That is 593 more people that died then the last major attack on our land. December 7, 1941. The Japanese attack on pearl harbor.


14 Jun 2021