Rank #1: Season 1 - Overcoming Grief and Pain with Resilience - Joel Holc- Episode 003
Joel Holc was born in Argentina.
At age 3 he moved to Israel with his family. After a childhood in Israel, he spent his early 20’s traveling the world; mostly in Europe and South America
He ended up in New York and decided to live in United States
As a child he grew up with dyslexia and it heavily shaped his point of view towards life.
Joel got married in his late 20’s and had two children. Shortly thereafter the marriage ended and he raised his children as a single dad
By his late 30’s, he was diagnosed with MS. For a couple of years, he was treated with conventional medicine
When he heard the news of his diagnosis, he sold his business and went into the real estate business. A second marriage happened during this period and when that relationship ended, he started his awakening with a commitment toward health and spirituality.
After having only a little success with conventional medicine, he decided to start his journey of healing himself organically; emotionally, spiritually, & mentally.
Today he lives pain free and has been blessed with opportunity to work with multiple people in supporting them in healing themselves.
Joel is currently working on a book of his life’s journey. He enjoys his real estate profession and also the role of a life coach.
Sep 20 2017
Rank #2: Season 1 - Championship, Winning & Coaching with Michelle Berteotti- Episode 002
14-year Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) veteran Missie Berteotti achieved great things as a collegiate and professional golfer, and now spends her time as an advocate for women; conducting Business Golf Academies for women and also coaching women on achieving and maintaining financial balance in their lives. In her golf academies, Missie talks about training and trusting and how to achieve peak performance. At the underlying core of all her coaching is the focus on the fundamental principles of her Mental Mastery Program TM which she has written about in her book The Mental Mastery Program -From the Classroom to the Course to Life. Missie’s daily schedule involves teaching golf and working as a financial representative for The Luttner Financial Group.
During her 14 years on the LPGA tour, Berteotti won over 1 million dollars by winning the Ping Welch’s Classic in 1996 and placing in the top 10 on numerous occasions. While traveling on the tour, Berteotti served as an instructor in numerous junior golf clinics administered by the LPGA tour in different cities each week. Since leaving the tour, Missie has worked with juniors and adults as a golf instructor at Rolling Hills Country Club in Peters Township, Pennsylvania and now at Scallys Golf Center. As a golf instructor, she continues to improve her skills by attending seminars and being a member of many professional associations. In 2012, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Pittsburgh Youth Golf Foundation. Missie takes a broad approach to her sport; Berteotti has studied Iyengar yoga, worked at nationally known golf schools, worked for 7 years received her national certificate in Therapeutic Massage, received her certification as a TPI, Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Instructor, and she was certified by Dr. Rick Jensen as a Certified Mental Golf Coach. This is an elite group of coaches whom are specifically trained to coach the mental skills of competition. In August 2013, Missie was named as the first ever Women’s Varsity Golf Coach at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. Missie recruited and started a women’s golf program to add to the university’s athletic program. Additionally, Missie enjoys honing her communication skills as a Toastmaster and obtained her ACS Advanced Communication Silver Award the summer of 2014. To round out her coaching skills, she spent 7 years serving as a coach in a Six-month Leadership Program for Landmark Worldwide. In the November 2013 issue of Golf Digest magazine, Missie was rated as one of the top 10 teachers in her state of Pennsylvania. Golf Digest prepares the list every two years, polling more than 1,000 teaching professionals for their opinions on their peers. It is the only list of top teachers voted on by the teachers themselves.
Missie’s daily schedule involves balancing and blending her golf instruction and working as a financial representative for The Luttner Financial Group.
The Luttner Group also advocates for women and Missie serves as the firm’s liaison for getting women access to a network of trusted female financial representative to make informed financial decisions.
Berteotti, who is a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School in Pittsburgh, won back-to-back Pennsylvania State Championships from 1980- 1981. She then attended the University of Miami, where she had a successful collegiate career, highlighted by medalist honors at the 1984 NCAA championship. Missie still resides in Pittsburgh, Pa today where she enjoys being with her family and large community of friends.
Sep 20 2017
Rank #3: Season 1 - Transforming Body and Mind with Joelene Ashker - Episode 006
Transformation Coach, inspirational speaker and columnist, Joelene Ashker has coached thousands of clients to create customized, healthy habits and stick to them - personally and professionally. Joelene shares practices that helped her recover from severe depression, profound fear and anxiety, grief and unhealthy relationships. Today Joelene lives joyfully with a healthy body, mind and spirit and continues to provide tools to others for reducing stress and living happily, despite life’s challenges.
Sep 20 2017
Rank #4: Season 1 - Self Centered Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Community Service with Jackie Bailey - Episode 005
Jackie Bailey strives to be selfish and self-centered. In fact, her mission is to help as many people as possible achieve the same characteristics. To this end, Jackie speaks to, trains, and mentors business owners, teams, individuals and youth.
Jackie’s influence has left its mark on audiences throughout the world in the following ways:
· As Founder and President of Emerald City Consulting since 2007
· As a local director of the largest communication-focused non-profit organization in the world – Toastmasters International from 2009 to 2013
· As a 2015 semi-finalist in The World Championship of Public Speaking – putting Jackie in the top 98 speakers of 33,000 competitors
· As a facilitator of communication/leadership workshops for youth ages 10-17
Jackie Bailey is the author of SELF Centered Leadership: Becoming Influential, Intentional, and Exceptional published in 2014. Her book is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.
It’s not only okay to be selfish and self-centered; Jackie will tell you why you should be, and how to develop the characteristics necessary to be self-employed, and self-reliant in four SELF-Centered principles.
Sep 20 2017
Rank #5: Season 1 - Faith, Belief and Social Identity with Randy Stimpson - Episode 004
When Randy was born his mother and father were only 15 and 17. They married and divorced before he could remember, neither graduating from high school. At the age of 12, Randy was reintroduced to his father who communicated to him the Mexican work ethic and the value of extended family. Randy's mother was alcoholic and bipolar but also very altruistic and liberal with love, acceptance, and forgiveness. At the age of 14 Randy, though raised in a non-religious home, converted to Christianity and by the time he finished high school wanted to become a minister but also was strongly pulled to be a Math Professor. Early in college, he had to choose and he chose math which later led him into computer science.
After graduating from the University of Washington with a Masters Degree in Applied Math and Computer Science, Randy began his career as a software engineer. More significantly though, Randy focused on applying his Christian faith to issues of justice. As part of his commitment, he vowed to never use his engineering skills to make something that kills people. He also served as a World Concern Alpha Group member. sponsored refugees from Eritrea and Poland through World Relief, and served as Bread for the World's second district coordinator for the state of Washington. In his mid-thirties, Randy shed his Christianity but not his belief in God and his pursuit of justice.
Randy's favorite strategy to pursue justice is to make friends, because friendship leads to empathy and understanding, which in turn lead to peace and justice.
Sep 20 2017
Rank #6: Season 7- Tap with Brad - Episode 67
Brad Yates is known internationally for his creative and often humorous use of Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Brad is the author of the best-selling children's book "The Wizard's Wish," the co-author of the best-seller "Freedom at Your Fingertips," and a featured expert in the film “The Tapping Solution,” He has also been a presenter at a number of events, including Jack Canfield's Breakthrough to Success, has done teleseminars with “The Secret” stars Bob Doyle and Dr. Joe Vitale, and has been heard internationally on a number of internet radio talk shows. Brad also has well over 750 videos on YouTube, that have been viewed over 21 million times.
Book Recommendation: illusions by Richard Bach
Aug 25 2018
Rank #7: Season 7 - Creating Heart-Centered Profitable Businesses with Rose Harrow - Episode 65
For over 30 years Rose has coached and mentored business and professional change makers so that they can do well financially while making a difference in the world.
As past director of an international non-profit, she understands the challenges that large organizations face, and has a wide angle perspective of what it takes personally as well as professionally to run a business or organization.
Her early education included the diverse interests of brain re-wiring, therapeutic massage, a degree in music composition, and a minor in social welfare.
Her love for people and her intuitive ability to zero in on core issues, make her equally at home chairing a meeting or coaching one to one, and seeing innovative solutions “outside the box.”
As her “give back” she has coordinated national educational networks in the U.S. and Latin America.
The common thread through all of her life is that she believes that any mindful career can be a powerful spiritual path. If you desire to “change the world,” the process will call forth from you a level of growth and transformation that is deep and soul satisfying. You will feel more like yourself than ever before.
This journey requires special “real world” skills and systems in addition to passion, persistence and vision.
Jul 09 2018
Rank #8: Season 6 - Succeeding in business and life with Terry Beard - Season 6 Episode 64
Terry Beard is an entrepreneur with many years of experience building and leading successful ventures in retail, manufacturing, brick and mortar, and internet enterprises.
Synopsis of his new Book: Squelched: Succeeding in Business and Life by Finding Your Voice
Too many of us live with our inner voices reinforcing the feeling that we are "not good enough." Squelched is living testimony that we need not succumb to the negative messages life may serve up to thwart our aspirations and best efforts. We can be more than the expectations of others, with conviction, effort and hard work we can overcome and move towards personal strength and happiness.
May 24 2018
Rank #9: Season 6 - Accelerating Revenue and Business with Lenora Edwards - Episode 63
Lenora Edwards is a business development consultant for entrepreneurs & executives. Her clients hire her to help them design, develop, and build their businesses--on their own terms. Her value-add is acceleration of the revenue-generating process. She is known for helping those of us with especially unique value propositions and many regard her as their “ad hoc business partner who never tries to take equity.” Her expertise spans retail, manufacturing, and professional services in both domestic and international markets. Since launching her practice in 2001, her community of satisfied clients keeps growing -- nearly all by referral. It’s her dream job – and it shows.
May 09 2018
Rank #10: Season 7 - Service and Servant Leadership with Gary Schmidt - Episode 66
Gary Schmidt is the Director of Public and Government Affairs for Clackamas County, Oregon. He previously worked for Oregon United States Senators Mark Hatfield and Gordon Smith, as a Field Representative, speechwriter and constituent services coordinator. Gary has been a Toastmaster for 23 years and served as the International President of Toastmasters International in 2009-2010.
Gary Schmidt - LinkedIn Profile
Jul 09 2018
Rank #11: Season 8 - The Enneagram Expert - Herb Pearce - Episode 78
Herb Pearce, M.Ed., is one of the most knowledgeable and skilled teachers of the Enneagram today. He has taught well over 2000 Enneagram workshops, trainings and presentations to the public and to hundreds of organizations. Having vast experience working as a psychotherapist using this system, Herb Pearce has worked with hundreds of individuals and couples to understand and communicate well to all types of people. He leads team building trainings in companies, is a public speaker, workshop presenter and personal life coach and author of 6 books.
The Enneagram explains 9 different personality types or styles and how each type experiences the world in a very unique way. Having this knowledge is a lifesaver in terms of understanding yourself, understanding the major filter in which others see the world, and learning how to relate to others in ways that are much more effective. You’ll learn the 9 types, discover your type, and gain the knowledge to relate effectively to each of the 9 types. Herb’s teaching style is entertaining, informative and crystal clear.
Show Notes -
Herb Pearce Books and Website - Here
Contact and Sign up for Herb’s Email Newsletter that includes positive tips - Here
Herb’s Media Page - Here
Herbs Workshops and Events - Here
Apr 22 2019
Rank #12: Season 8 - The art of communication and language of leadership with Patricia Fripp - Episode 77
When your message must be memorable, your presentation powerful, and your sale successful, call Patricia Fripp. One of the few professional speakers who can transform the presentation skills of others, she is an executive speech coach and sales presentation skills trainer. Kiplinger's Personal Finance wrote that one of the best investments you can make in your career is Patricia Fripp’s presentation skills training. Patricia simplifies and demystifies the process of preparing and presenting powerful, persuasive presentations. She delivers her message through keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and in-depth customized training and coaching. Patricia is now virtually everywhere with FrippVT, her interactive, learn-at-your-own-pace, virtual presentation skills training. Named “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America” by Meetings and Conventions magazine, Patricia delivers high-content, entertaining, dramatically memorable presentations. She has won and been awarded these designations by the National Speakers Association: Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), CPAE, Hall of Fame keynote speaker, and the Cavett Award (considered the Oscar of speaking). Patricia is a past president, and the first female president, of the over 3,500-member National Speakers Association. She is a member of the highly prestigious Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only group of highly regarded professional speakers, authors, and consultants. Patricia teams up with her brother, legendary guitarist of King Crimson, Robert Fripp, for Fripp and Fripp presentations on “How to Be a Hero for More Than One Day” and “Beginner to Master.” She is the author of Make It So You Don't Have to Fake It! and Get What You Want! and co-author of Speaker's Edge, Speaking Secrets of the Masters and Insights Into Excellence. Fripp Virtual Training’s Powerful, Persuasive Presentations is a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art, web-based training platform that emulates live training and coaching. It is almost as if Patricia Fripp were sitting right there with you. Join FrippVT.
Mar 19 2019
Rank #13: Season 8 - Transform your self-expression with Andrew Prokopis - Episode 76
Andrew Prokopis is a licensed and practicing clinical psychologist in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and California. He also provides professional and life coaching to clients. He has a wide-range of formal education and professional trainings. In addition, he has many years of practicing meditation and studying various mindfulness approaches. He has offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and provides services in-person, on the telephone, and through video-conferencing.
Mar 19 2019
Rank #14: Season 8 - Staying Power with Cara Silletto - Episode 75
Workforce thought leader Cara Silletto, MBA, works with organizations of all sizes to reduce unnecessary employee turnover by bridging generational gaps and making managers more effective in their roles. As a Millennial herself, she knows first-hand what it is like to have a heightened sense of entitlement, very little employee loyalty and a dependency upon her smart phone. However, unlike many Millennials, Cara has figured out exactly how these attributes were cultivated during her formative years, and she now shares that story with leaders across the country, including teams at Toyota, UPS, Cintas and Humana.
Cara learned early in her career, from her Baby Boomer and GenX mentors, what “professionalism” meant to them, and absorbed critical information about management expectations during her first decade in the business world. She then went on to earn her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the top-ranked University of Louisville Entrepreneurship program, lived overseas teaching German executives about business practices in the U.S., and then started her consulting firm, Crescendo Strategies, in 2012.
Today, at age 37, she’s a highly-sought-after national speaker conducting 50 to 100 engagements annually. Louisville Business First recently named her one of their 2018 Forty Under 40 young professionals. Workforce Magazine in Chicago named Cara a “Game Changer” for her innovative approach to solving generational issues in the workplace and Recruiter.com listed her in their “Top 10 Company Culture Experts to Watch,” list. She is also the author of the 2018 book, Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer.
Feb 17 2019
Rank #15: Season 8 - Business lessons from Rock with John O'Leary - Episode 74
John O’Learyis the only management consultant who has studied New Testament Greek at the Yale Divinity School, lived with the Grateful Dead, and hosted a cable TV talk show. He has also been a band leader/musician who opened shows for two dozen Rock & Roll Hall of Fame acts and shared dressing rooms with the likes of Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Michael Bolton, Frank Zappa, and Muddy Waters.
But for over three decades John has been primarily immersed in organizational consulting, team training, and executive coaching. He has conducted more than 500 seminars on leadership, public speaking, and coaching—and has trained trainers to lead similar seminars for over 50,000 participants. He has worked with over a thousand leaders and hundreds of teams in diverse industries of all sizes.
John has also had the good fortune to work with renowned thought leaders in business including Peter Senge (The 5thDiscipline), Fernando Flores (On Computers and Cognition), Werner Erhard (founder of the est Training), and Tom Peters (In Search of Excellence).
For years he was a featured blogger on www.TomPeters.com, an internationally popular business website, and maintains his own blog at www.BusinessLessonsFromRock.com which draws teambuilding lessons from rock & roll bands. HR Worldhas dubbed it “one of the top 100 management and leadership blogs.”
Recent clients include: Anglo-American, Anthem/Wellpoint, Atrium Innovations, Cisco Systems, Commerce Bank, Deloitte & Touche, DHL, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Nestlé Health Science, Pfizer, Schindler, Teck Resources, and the US Army.
John currently resides in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
Show Notes -
Websites: John O’Leary,
Feb 17 2019
Rank #16: Season 7 - Transforming Stressors Into Confident Performances On Cue with Jeff Renner- Episode 73
Jeff Renner is a Professional Speaker, Moderator and Guide for Personal/Team Growth. He was a meteorologist and broadcast professional who forecasted the weather for KING 5 News, and NBC affiliate, in Seattle for more than 35 years. He holds the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation from the American Meteorological Society, of which he is a member.
• Nine-time Emmy award winner
• 40+ years in television news
• 30+ years Chief Meteorologist
• NASA Journalist in Space candidate
• Author of six books
• Commercial pilot, scuba diver, sailor, climber and skier
Notable Field Assignments
• The White House, Vatican
• Severe Storms,Volcanic Eruptions
Websites: Jeff Renner
Books: Amazon Link
Dec 03 2018
Rank #17: Season 7 - An Ontological Approach to Peak Performance with Pat Johnson- Episode 72
Pat Johnson started her professional career responsible for various aspects of learning programs within the Ministries of Health; Community, Aboriginal, and Women Issues; Forests; and Advanced Education Training and Technology. Pat was Director of Business Education and also Assistant Director of Learning & Development at BC Pension Corporation; and went to CRD as Manager, Workforce Development and Strategies. She has also trained with her own company internationally and within segments of the private sector. Her credentials include certifications in change management and transitions; Fierce Conversations; MBTI; Emotional Intelligence; World Class Speaker Coach; as well as extensive experience with the fields of coaching, communication and leadership.
She is currently an ontological trained life coach in her own company, Pat Johnson & Associates, where she coaches individuals from various walks of life who aspire to achieve more in their life. She also works for Accomplishment Coaching out of San Diego as a Mentor Coach, working with coaches who are currently enrolled in the training program.
In 2010/11, she served Toastmasters International, the fastest growing not-for-profit educational organization in the world, as their International President and Chairman of the Board – the only Canadian woman President in the organization’s 93 year history. As President, Pat oversaw some 300,000 active members from 116 countries and earned her reputation for inclusive, fair and honest leadership at the global level. She has a unique understanding of global leadership and experience standing on the world stage unafraid.
A truly International leader and speaker, Pat has spoken in Australia, Caribbean, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Mainland China, Malaysia, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and across the United States and Canada as both a keynote speaker and an educator. She continues to mentor a number of leaders worldwide. She has recently completed a 3.5 year term as Manager of 250 international consultants who advised on the development of new curriculum for an international educational organization; served on a number of advisory committees and chaired an international convention held in Vancouver during August 2017 where the global community came together. She co-chaired the inaugural post-convention Alaska Cruise from Vancouver to Hubbard Glacier. Pat recently published her first book entitled, “A Handbook for Building and Sustaining Vibrant Toastmasters Programs in Corporations” and was a keynote presenter at the International Convention in Chicago in August 2018.
Within her local community, Pat has served as a Board Member with the Victoria Women’s Transition House Society and as a mentor for Leadership Victoria for five years. She served on an Advisory Board at UVic for Adult Education programs for several years and coached the Commonwealth Games Speakers’ Bureau. She is a past member of the Saanich Rotary Club where she was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow, is a current member of Toastmasters International and also curls out of the Victoria Curling Club.
Websites: Pat Johnson, LinkedIn, Accomplishment Coaching, Toastmasters International
Dec 03 2018
Rank #18: Season 7 - Stumbling towards God ~ A spiritual memoir by Russell Perkins - Episode 71
Oct 19 2018
Rank #19: Season 7 - Educational Leadership with Kent Bicknell - Episode 70
Kent Bicknell grew up in central New Hampshire and resides there still. In 1973 Kent became founding head of Sant Bani School and stayed as a teaching head for 44 years, retiring in 2017. He was a Scholar of the House at Yale University, and holds a master’s degree from Goddard College and a doctorate in curriculum from Boston University. Kent has been involved in education for five decades, including over forty years on the Advisory Council of the New Hampshire Commissioner of Education and six years as a commissioner with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. He has served as a consultant to schools across the U.S. as well as in Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, Guatemala, India and Venezuela. In 2018 Kent published Stepping Stones: The First Five Years of Sant Bani School (1973-1978). This history of the founding and formative years of a unique school has received strong endorsement from educators across the country.
An independent scholar whose work has been published in a variety of journals, Kent’s main interests are the New England Transcendentalists – Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the Alcott Family: their educational pedagogy and how they were inspired by the spiritual wisdom of Asia. In 1995, he acquired, edited and published the manuscript of A Long Fatal Love Chase, a gothic thriller by Louisa May Alcott that became a New York Times best seller.
Kent’s spiritual quest in the ‘60s culminated in receiving initiation in 1968 from Master Kirpal Singh (1894-1974) of New Delhi, India. In 1976 he came close to Sant Ajaib Singh (1926-1997) of Rajasthan, India. After more than twenty-five visits to India as well as traveling extensively in Central and South America with Sant Ji, he published Rainbow On My Heart: A Memoir of the Early Years of the Mission of Sant Ajaib Singh (2002).
Little Green Light: www.littlegreenlight.com
Oct 17 2018
Rank #20: Season 7- From Zelda Wisdom to MaxDaddy with Carol Gardner - Episode 68
She’s back! .... At age 52 Carol Gardner was divorced, depressed and in debt for over a million dollars. Her divorce attorney laughingly suggested that Gardner needed a new chapter in her life and that she now had a choice: get a therapist or get a dog.
Gardner chose ‘DOG.’ And that dog turned her life around. Zelda, a short, stout English bulldog became an instant success, appearing on Hallmark greeting cards, books, calendars, cookie jars and just about every other imaginable product.
Now at age 72, Carol Gardner is back... this time touting Zelda’s boyfriend, a rescued dog named MaxDaddy. When Carol rescued MaxDaddy, he came to her with a lot of issues such as arthritis and joint pain. In her research to find help for MaxDaddy, Carol was introduced to CBD, the non- psychoactive oil from Hemp.There were small companies producing dog treats and oils containing CBD, but they weren’t up to Gardner’s standards. Fast forward to NOW. Carol and her business partners pulled together a ‘Top Dog’ team of Ph.D. scientists, a marketing verbal/visual master, and two business pros. The results? Gardner’s new company, MaxDaddy Inc., was created to help dogs with anxiety, seizures, arthritis, joint pain, mobility and itching issues. The company now offers MaxDaddy Bark Nuggets and MaxDaddy Bark Dust.
Not only are these CBD products helping MaxDaddy with his joint pain and arthritis, but also CBD is helping his girlfriend, the famous Zelda #3. Zelda is anxious… to say the least. She’s a super star with stage fright and anxiety related issues. MaxDaddy’s CBD Bark Dust has come to the rescue. Zelda was rescued by her own rescue dog boyfriend, MaxDaddy.
The future for Gardner’s new company? Zelda thinks the future for both MaxDaddy and Gardner is looking grrrrreat!
Aug 25 2018