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Frank Shankwitz

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One Helluva Ride… Honoring Frank Shankwitz of Prescott, AZ.

CAST11 - Be curious.

The founder of the greatest non-profit for children was asked: “What’s your wish?” His response? “To have my story told…” Frank Shankwitz, co-founder, CEO and the first President of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, passed away on January 22nd, 2021. Wish Riders is hosting a Celebration of Life Memorial Ride to honor the life of Frank Shankwitz on May 1st, 2021. The ride will originate in New River, Arizona at the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon, which is located at 47801 N Black Canyon Hwy. Riders will meet at 10am with “kickstands up” heading to Prescott at 11am. Riders will stop at Legends... For the written story, read here >> https://www.signalsaz.com/articles/one-helluva-ride-honoring-frank-shankwitz-of-prescott-az/


26 Mar 2021

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The Power Of A Wish: Giving Back When You Can With Frank Shankwitz

Get Your MindSet

It doesn’t take money to give back. In this episode, Frank Shankwitz, Creator and Co-Founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, joins Mark Yuzuik and Yolanda Martinez as they talk about the importance of giving back and making a difference in someone else’s life. Get to know Frank a little deeper as he shares his phenomenal journey and the lessons he’s learned from his unintended mentors who saw the good in him. They take a deep dive into how Frank saw a way to touch the lives of millions of people throughout the planet and the reason God spared him from death with the power of a wish. Tune in and experience Frank’s voyage and learn how you can give back even if you think you don’t have any to give.Love the show?Subscribe, rate, review, and share!Here’s How »Join the Get Your MindSet Community today:markyuzuik.com

1hr 4mins

25 Mar 2021

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Making Wishes Come True with Frank Shankwitz (dec.)

(Un)Stop the Story

*This episode was recorded before Frank Shankwitz’s passing. Unstoppable Tracy feels honored to have spoken with him. She sends her condolences to his family and loved ones. Rest in peace, Wish Man. Unstoppable Tracy welcomes Frank Shankwitz, a philanthropist and a co-founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He has received the President's Call to Service Award, the Making a Difference in the World, the Making a World of Difference and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor awards. Throughout his life, he has seen many challenges that threatened to end both his life and his drive, but he persisted. Frank inspires us with his life story, sharing the many obstacles he encountered and how he gained the strength to overcome them. He talks about what drove him into co-founding the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the impact it had on his life and the lives of many other families across the continent.You’ll hear Frank and Unstoppable Tracy talk about: Dismantling stereotypes of the disabled community. How Frank learned to turn negatives into positives. Frank’s brush with death. The child whose circumstances kickstarted the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tips for replicating the success of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. ResourcesUnstoppable Tracy Schmitt on LinkedIn | TwitterUnstoppableTracy.comWish.org


18 Mar 2021

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The Legend of the Wish Man - Frank Shankwitz (The Launchcast Reboots)

The Launchcast

We're finally getting a chance to honor the late, great Frank Shankwitz in this special Launchcast Reboot. 40 years ago, sick children all over the world lay in hospital beds with no hope left in their lives...and then an Arizona Highway Patrol motorcycle officer changed the world by granting the dying wish of a 7 year old boy. Join The Launchcast Reboots on Episode 210 with a replay of our chat with Frank Shankwitz, the creator and co-founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This was a big one folks, which means we took a deep dive into leadership, business, life, and growth with this incredible author, speaker, and the subject of Wish Man Movie Movie, currently streaming on Netflix. Hosted by entrepreneur and keynote/TEDx speaker George Andriopoulos. Follow @launchpadceo on Clubhouse, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Visit http://thelaunchcast.com for more show info and to download/stream the podcast. Read about Frank Shankwitz online at: https://www.wishman1.com Instagram @frankshankwitz Facebook @frank.shankwitz Get Frank's biography "Wish Man" here: https://www.titletownpublishing.com/product-page/wish-man Watch "Wish Man" on Netflix here: https://www.netflix.com/title/81167490 Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/xNOi9Hy9FwA This episode is sponsored by The Leadership Experience A coaching masterclass by the LaunchDad himself, George Andriopoulos. Enroll in the newest cohort and check out the add-on tracks, including: Public Thought Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Career, and "The Podcast Experience" track. We'll also be offering 2 self paced options: A Leadership in Organizational Management Certification course A self-paced podcasting course AND...our graduate level leadership masterclass, "Inimitable." When you've already started deep down the path to leadership and you're ready for EXCELLENCE in leadership, this is your course. Contact us for details. More details: http://theleadershipexp.com Subscribe to The Launchcast on Apple Podcasts and get notified of new episodes, every Monday! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-launchcast/id1491622136 Or find us on every other platform (as well as all of our links) here: https://linktr.ee/thelaunchcastshow  

1hr 33mins

8 Mar 2021

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Frank Shankwitz - Anyone Can Be A Hero

What Now? with Scott Duffy

Frank Shankwitz was one of the founders of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. An organization that has fulfilled over 450,000 wishes for people and youth who are ill.  In this episode Frank discusses his extreme hardships being a WW2 baby, all of the incredible obstacles that he experienced, and how he overcame them. He talks about the inspiration and the construction of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the most popular wishes, and how anyone can be a hero. Unfortunately Frank passed away in early 2021, after granting 450,000 wishes he was asked what his wish was. Frank's wish was to have his story told, and for people to know that if he could do what he has done with the circumstances he was given, that anyone can. We hope you enjoy this episode in memory of Frank Shankwitz. Connect with the Make-A-Wish Foundation on social media! @makeawishamerica To join our global community of entrepreneurs visit: www.whatnow.academy For VIP Business Strategy & Consulting, Masterminds, and Media visit www.scottduffy.com


5 Mar 2021

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Remembering Frank Shankwitz, Founder Make-A-Wish Foundation


The State of Policing in America:  Show Host Randy Sutton dedicates this special episode of Blue Lives Radio to a true American hero who lost his battle with cancer. Frank Shankwitz, the man who created the Make-A-Wish Foundation while serving as an Arizona state trooper.


8 Feb 2021

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Everyone An Expert – Frank Shankwitz

Everyone An Expert with Bret Rawson

Did you know that the world-famous Make-A-Wish Foundation was started by cops?  Or that the primary co-founder was an Arizona Highway Patrolman for over 40 years?  His name is Frank Shankwitz and the Netflix movie “Wish Man” is all about him and his journey of self-discovery and selflessness.  Join host Bret Rawson as he interviews Frank in Prescott Arizona at one of Frank’s favorite restaurants. In an era that is increasingly hostile to the men and women working America's streets as police, this peek into the heart of one of law enforcement’s heroes is both eye-opening and fascinating. 


14 Nov 2020

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53: Frank Shankwitz: The Power of Positive Thinking

Results Radio with Shawn Shewchuk

“Try something different; there’s always a way to change something.” (click to tweet) Everyone faces hiccups and failures but it's how you chose to handle those situations that will change the course of your life. When presented with a negative, search for a way to change it to a positive. Find something about the situation that you can appreciate and avoid negative thoughts. You have to alternate your thought process and face your challenges in a different way. Approach every failure as a learning experience. This way of thinking will lead to positive actions and therefore positive outcomes. We are a reflection of the people we surround ourselves with so it’s also important to find positive people to be a part of your circle. There are many different ways to solve a problem and many different paths to get to the same place. Be open-minded and embrace the ideas of your peers. Don’t be afraid to try multiple methods and filter them out until you find a solution that works best for you. To talk about his path to positivity, I’ve brought on Frank Shankwitz. Frank Shankwitz is the co-founder of Make-A-Wish Foundation, a non-profit organization that grants life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. He has received the President’s Call to Service Award, the Making a Difference in the World, the Making a World of Difference and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Awards. He has also co-authored the book “Once Upon a Wish” with Rachelle Sparks. In 2019, a biographical film titled “Wish Man” was released, telling the story of Shankwitz, his life and his foundation. Frank continues to work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation as a Wish Ambassador and keynote speaker across the United States. In this episode, Frank challenges us to change the way we approach negative situations in our lives. If you can surround yourself with a positive circle of people, and push yourself to view every failure in a positive way, you will find yourself with more happiness and success.  Learn how to live a more positive life, by downloading this episode now.  “It’s gonna be tough but don’t give up. Keep looking, keep digging.”  (click to tweet) Highlights Turn the negatives in your life into positives and learn to appreciate them. Avoid the negative people in your life and surround yourself with people that inspire you to be positive. Try a different approach, there is always a way to change the outcome. Be open to new ideas, then filter out what works for you and what doesn’t. Connect with your audience by having conversations and truly listening to what they have to say. See your failures as learning experiences. “Be a hero in somebody’s life.” (click to tweet) References Make-A-Wish Foundation Wish Man (2019)


26 Oct 2020

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Episode 7 - "Giving Back" with Frank Shankwitz

The Inspired Equity Podcast

In this episode we’re joined by Frank Shankwitz, founder of the "Make-A-Wish" Foundation, the wonderful charity that grants wishes to children battling critical illnesses.Frank shares his inspirational story about his life, his 42-year law enforcement career and the realisation of what his mission in life was when he met Chris, the 7-year old boy who inspired him to create the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


12 Oct 2020

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Wishman, with Frank Shankwitz

The Career Dad Show

If you don’t know the name Frank Shankwitz, you’ll know the organisation he founded: The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Frank tells his story of how Make-A-Wish got started, his own troubled childhood, his time in England (where he was an Honour Guard at Winston Churchill’s funeral), and how everyone has the power to make a difference.Contents1m 47s: The story behind Make-A-Wish6m 25s: If I can do it, anyone can do it8m 28s: Make-A-Wish: the ultimate side hustle11m 33s: The Base Honour Guard at Churchill’s funeral 13m 32s: Working on the Atlas Missile Programme16m 30s: An incredibly rough childhood20m 17s: Good things that come from bad ones21m 05s: Being awarded the President’s Service Award22m 20s: The importance of family25m 41s: Wishman: A feature film about my life29m 04s: I’m a Wish Child!32m 33s: What would 10 year old Frank’s wish be?33m 54s: Creating positives from a bad start35m 42s: Working on a TV show38m 47s: Frank’s parenting adviceSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/careerdad)


28 Sep 2020