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Paying it Forward w/ Richard Kaufman

Pro Growth Podcast

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

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Ep 078: Richard Kaufman talks US Women's Open, Naomi Osaka and more

The Good-Good Golf Podcast

Sky Sports commentator Richard Kaufman joins episode 78 to chat about the US Women's Open but it wouldn't be Good Good if we didn't fall down some rabbit holes and this week the Naomi Osaka situation was one of them.

1hr 9mins

2 Jun 2021

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S&C Special Episode: 2021 Grand Lodge Candidates' Series: R. W. Bro. Richard Kaufman

The Square & Compass Podcast

It was truly a pleasure to speak with RICHARD KAUFMAN The Square & Compass Grand Lodge Candidate Series seeks to speak with ALL 2021 candidates. If you are a candidate and have not been contacted, please e-mail info@squareandcompass.ca. RICHARD KAUFMAN – Manager. Wilmot Lodge No. 318, Waterloo District. W.M. 2008. DDGM 2010. B of GP 2012-2021. For Grand Lodge of Ontario Members re: voting requirements: The voting for Grand Lodge officers (including members of the Board of General Purposes) and the voting on proposed Constitutional amendments take place electronically (from home or while travelling from any computer, tablet or smartphone) via an internet connection. • The election and voting will be run under the auspices of Grand Lodge. • Registration of every voter will be required to verify voter eligibility and acquire voter contact information (email). • Eligible voters who registered in the June 2021 election for DDGMs will be automatically registered for the July 2021 election and voting. • Registration and Voting will be conducted electronically only. • Because every eligible voter will be enfranchised with electronic voting, the use of the proxy has been eliminated. You can also find information about ALL candidates at the Grand Lodge Website, under "recent." All opinions expressed are those of Square & Compass Promotions and the guest(s), and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario and/or the Windsor Masonic Temple.


17 May 2021

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Veterans Unite, Ep: 049 – Richard Kaufman – The Comeback Coach

In this episode we talked with Richard Kaufman. Richard is an Army Veteran and he likes to give a voice to the voiceless. He has had a hell of a journey from drugs and alcohol to getting injured in the Army and the struggles he’s had including the day he got out. Through it all…he […]


3 May 2021

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Veterans Unite, Ep: 049 – Richard Kaufman – The Comeback Coach

In this episode we talked with Richard Kaufman. Richard is an Army Veteran and he likes to give a voice to the voiceless. He has had a hell of a journey from drugs and alcohol to getting injured in the Army and the struggles he’s had including the day he got out. Through it all…he […]


3 May 2021

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Ep 133: From Homeless Drug Addict to The Comeback Coach with Vertical Momentum Host Richard Kaufman

Dreams ARE Real

“Today, I decide.” These 3 words, according to Richard Kaufman, The Comeback Coach, are the most important in the English language. After being abandoned by his father, left with a drug-addicted mother, and becoming an alcoholic by 13, Richard’s circumstances weren’t ideal. He became an addict, lived in crack houses, and was kicked out of the military once (nearly twice) before the events of 9/11 changed his trajectory. His incredible comeback includes 32 years of sobriety and 23 years of military service. About the Guest: As ‘The Comeback Coach’ and host of the popular veteran-focused podcasts Vertical Momentum and Success Your Why, Powers Your How, Richard Kaufman now helps those who struggle with depression as well as health, fitness, and addiction-related issues to discover true hope and a path forward. He also proudly shares about the #todayidecide campaign, focusing on assisting people with mental health struggles. Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1986-1988 and the Army National Guard from 1991-2012, achieving the rank of Sergeant, before medically retiring after 23 years of service. In his civilian career, Richard worked with GNC (General Nutrition Center) for 30 years, progressing from salesperson to General Manager. Over the years, Richard has overcome significant struggles with substance abuse, addiction, traumatic brain injury, and PTSD, and recently celebrated 32 years of sobriety. Personal Links: FB: https://www.facebook.com/KAUFDADDY FB: https://www.facebook.com/TheComebackCoach IG: https://www.instagram.com/vertical.momentum/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/therichardkaufman/ Website: http://richardkaufman.net Resource Links: The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk: https://www.amazon.com/Thank-You-Economy-Gary-Vaynerchuk/dp/0061914185 The Ed Mylett Show (Podcast): https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lZG15bGV0dC5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiY2Oqete3vAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ&hl=en About the Host: Dan McPherson, International Speaker, Business and Personal Development Coach, and CEO of Leaders Must Lead, is on a mission to help Creatives and Entrepreneurs create and grow profit and understand that Dreams ARE Real. With more than 25 years’ experience in corporate roles leading teams of up to 2000 and responsible for more than $150M in revenue, Dan is a recognized expert in leadership, sales, and business strategy. Through his Leaders Must Learn Mastermind, Dreams ARE Real Podcast, Foundations of Success Training, and powerful 1-1 coaching, Dan helps hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world from musicians and artists to chiropractors, coaches, retailers, and beyond experience success and accomplish their goals. To learn more about Dan or to follow him on Social Media, you can find him on: Website: www.leadersmustlead.com Leaders Must Lead Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leadersmustlead Free Coaching Assessment: https://leadersmustlead.com/free-coaching-assessment Dreams are Real Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/365493184118010/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leadersmustlead/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/leadersmustlead YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZXypDeFKyZnpeQXcX-AsBQ Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to my podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a note in the comment section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to me and greatly appreciated. They help my podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes the show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.

1hr 46mins

8 Apr 2021

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Who Books That? with Harrison Greenbaum (Presented by the International Brotherhood of Magicians)

Harrison interviews one of the most prolific magic writers, illustrators, and publishers in magic history, Richard Kaufman, to discovers how he got into magic book publishing before he turned 20, his love of Disney theme parks, how  an article in the NY Times led to his diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, the incredible story of how his latest book ended up at the bottom of the ocean, and the secret to being a prolific writer and creator. With surprise guests Harry Lorayne and Randy Pitchford. Presented by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. 

1hr 37mins

1 Apr 2021

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Army Veteran Richard Kaufman

Veterans Be Real

Army Veteran Richard Kaufman has served the Army and National Guard for 23 years. During this time, regardless of whether he's deployed or not, he was always active in the health and fitness industry and had a job in GNC. After service, Richard went full time in the health and fitness industry and has worked with people on MLB, NFL, NBA, MMA, Professional Boxing, and more. After that, he worked in a general nutrition company and helped increase the annual revenue from 500k to 1.3m in just three years. Richard does a lot of great things in the veteran community. The story of his attempted suicide led him to become a passionate advocate in helping veterans, regularly conducting summits about veterans' mental health and wellness. In this episode Sgt. BeReal interviews Richard Kaufman and takes us through his business journey and his passion for serving the veteran community. Connect with Richard: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-kaufman-989757139 Website: https://richardkaufman.net/ Podcast: https://radiopublic.com/success-your-why-powers-your-how-6VDL29 Vetpreneur Tribe: https://www.facebook.com/VetpreneurTribe/ Taya and Chris Kyle Foundation: https://tackf.org/ Connect With Sgt. 1st Class (SFC) John Valentine: Website: https://veteransbereal.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veteransbereal/ Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/veterans-be-real/id1507792755 Please don't forget to subscribe to our podcast and leave us a 5 star written review on iTunes.


11 Mar 2021