Rank #1: Transitioning to the Arts After Leaving Professional Sports in the NFL with Greg Ellis, President of Play Now Enterprise
Greg Ellis is a former professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders with 12 years of experience in the NFL. After leaving professional sports, Greg transitioned to playwriting, founding a multi-media agency and studio company called Play Now Enterprise.
Greg has a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was recognized as the first sophomore to be named first-team All-ACC since Reuben Davis in 1985.In this episode…
When young football players join the National Football League (NFL), very few of them think about their future after leaving professional sports. They get lost in the anticipation of fame and success and forget to invest time in their other interests.
But that was not the case for Greg Ellis, who went into football knowing that one day it would be over. With this in mind, Greg spent the offseason getting involved in the arts, starting his current multi-media agency and studio company Play Now Enterprise while still playing with the Dallas Cowboys.
This week on Dr. Stephens Speaks podcast, Dr. Chad Stephens talks to Greg Ellis about transitioning to the arts after leaving his career in the NFL. Greg discusses his long-time interest in both the arts and football, his advice for professional athletes just starting out, and how he achieves his RTP life. Stay tuned.
Jun 17 2020
Rank #2: Treating Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction with Chris Scheibner of CornerLoc
Chris Scheibner is the Vice President of Sales for CornerLoc, a sacroiliac joint (SI joint) fusion company. He has worked in the healthcare industry almost his entire career and started in hospital sales. Prior to CornerLoc, he worked as the Patient Care Account Manager at Philips Healthcare, and he also has experience selling patient monitoring, intensive care monitoring, and operating room instrumentation.
Chris has a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and International Business from Oklahoma State University.In this episode…
The sacroiliac (SI) joint has been a source of pain for many people even though the majority of them are not aware of it. Patients who suffer from persistent SI joint pain have often tried different treatment options with little to no success in truly addressing the issue. At best, they only stop the pain temporarily and often require repeat treatments.
But CornerLoc came up with an advanced treatment procedure for the sacroiliac joint pain that is less intrusive than other previously available treatment options. In addition, this procedure has been shown to have secondary benefits like helping patients come off addictive type pain medication, faster recovery, and overall better treatment experience.
In this episode of the Dr. Stephen Speaks Show, Dr. Chad Stephens is joined by Chris Scheibner of CornerLoc to talk about the company's method of treating sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Chris talks about the technology behind CornerLoc’s procedure and how it works, its benefits to patients and doctors, how he has been marketing the company on social media, and his opinion on the future of virtual conferences. Stay tuned.
Jun 10 2020
Rank #3: How to Run a Home-Based Business And Provide Mentorship in Turbulent Times with Mallory Dougherty
Mallory Dougherty is the Founder and CEO of Glitter & Gold, a Texas-based jewelry company. She runs her business from home and has been doing it for over 7 years. Prior to founding Glitter & Gold, she worked in the bridal business for several years.
Mallory has always wanted to be her own boss and have something that was exclusively her own, and she has been involved in entrepreneurship since her senior year of high school.In this episode…
For someone who has always wanted to have a business of her own, opening a jewelry business was a dream come true. Despite lacking support early in the game, Mallory has managed to successfully grow her business over the years using the power of social media.
In these uncertain times, Mallory has gone a notch higher and decided to mentor and help people who are struggling through these financially challenging times. She is also using her business as a means to support charities close to her heart and as a way to show her girls that women can do anything that they want to do.
In this episode of Dr. Stephens Speaks, Dr. Chad Stephends talks to Mallory Dougherty of Glitter & Gold about how to run a home-based business and how she uses it as a way to inspire her girls, mentor others, and help her chosen charities. Mallory also talks about why she chooses to go on Facebook Live, how social media has helped tremendously in the growth of her business, and why she believes it is important to have something that's your own. Stay tuned.
Jun 03 2020
Rank #4: Running Football Camps and Mentoring Young Athletes with Byron Williams, Founder of Best Wishes Foundation
Byron Williams is the Founder of Best Wishes Foundation, a charitable organization based in Texas which he founded to help youth in sports. He is a former NFL player and served as President of the NFLPA Dallas Chapter from 2012 – 2017. He currently serves on the UTA Advisory Board and the UTA Alumni Board, and he is also an Elder at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas and on several ministries at CBC.
Byron is passionate about giving back to local communities and has been hosting and directing football camps for over 25 years. He is the Founder and Owner of Football Minicamps and BW Sports, LLC and he is also a Youth Sports Ambassador for United Youth Football and Victory 7v7 Organization.In this episode…
Football camps give athletes the avenue they need to hone their skills in football and allows them to determine if this is really the sport that they want to play. Players are exposed to the demands and rigors of the sport, and they are able to figure out which aspects of their play they need to improve on.
According to Byron Wiliams, there is more to football than just physical prowess. It requires discipline and hardwork to develop the techniques and skills necessary for players to make it to the big leagues. And so he has made it his mission to help young athletes improve their skill by showing them how it’s played and how to play it well.
Join Dr. Chad Stephens on this episode of the Dr. Stephens Speaks Show where he interviews retired NFL player Byron Williams about the football bootcamp he runs and why he has decided to mentor young athletes. They also talk about the things an athlete needs to develop to turn pro, his thoughts on the CBA for players, and he also shares why he founded his nonprofit organization, the Best Wishes Foundation. Stay tuned.
May 27 2020
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Rank #5: Regulating the US Hemp Industry with J. Matthew Andry & Madelin Rose Andry of Andry Medical Services
J. Matthew Andry, MD is the owner and President of Andry Medical Services, a functional medicine practice in Bloomington, Indiana. He is a dual-board certified family medicine and bariatric physician and he is a Clinical Associate Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine and serves on the Medical Advisory Board for Zilis with his wife, Madelin. Dr. Andry is a nationally recognized expert and researcher on cannabinoid medicine and the endocannabinoid system, and regularly speaks at various medical societies.
Madelin Rose Andry is a Registered Nurse, life coach, reiki master, and yoga instructor. She helps clients build a lifestyle that promotes wellness of the mind, body, and spirit. For nearly 20 years of direct patient care, Madelin has worked in postanesthetic care, medical-surgical services, psychiatric care, long-term rehabilitation services, and office management.
Dr. Andry and Madelin started a home-based business alongside Dr. Andry’s practice. They both live in Bloomington, Indiana.In this episode…
As more people become more accepting of the use of CBD and CBG products for its health benefits, there has become a surge of unscrupulous individuals who sell products that are marketed to contain CBD but do not actually contain this compound. This results in disappointments among those who unknowingly bought fake CBD products because they don't see any positive results.
In addition, the hemp industry in the United States has been unregulated for a long time, posing more risk to the users of CBD/CBG products. But genuine players in the industry decided to band together and create the US Hemp Authority to protect patients, health practitioners, and fellow businesses from those who want to take advantage of the growing interest in CBD/CBG products.
In this episode of Dr. Stephen Speaks Show, Dr. Stephen Speaks gets to interview Dr. J. Matthew Andry and his wife, Madelin Rose Andry, about some remarkable things in the hemp industry. Tune in as they talk about how the usage of CBD and CBG products has been proven beneficial to patients, how the US Hemp Authority was created and what they are watching out for in their CBD and CBG regulation checks, and the importance of being acquainted with your own body to see the positive results from CBD/CBG products.
May 22 2020
Rank #6: Gearing Up for a Future in Sports Management with Raymond Bruno of Lasell University
Raymond Bruno is a Game Day Staff at Lasell University. He is also a sports broadcaster and works for Pawtucket Red Sox. Raymond is a licensed drone pilot and has been doing drone flights over commercial properties for maintenance and inspection purposes.
Raymond is a student at Lasell University and he is an alumni of Providence Country Day School.In this episode…
After high school, many students waiting for the start of their freshman year in college are either looking for a part-time job or are enjoying what must be for them as the last hoorah before they start their initiation into adulthood. But for Raymond Bruno, getting ahead in college isn’t his main goal, his goal is to start paving the way for his future career in the sports industry.
Raymond Bruno is currently a sophomore at Lasell University and he works as a game day staff in his school. Prior to this, he’s already worked with other athletic teams which actually paved the way for him to become a license drone pilot and to continue forging his path passionately in the industry.
Learn more about Raymond Bruno in this episode of Dr. Stephens Speaks as Dr. Chad Stephens interviews him about his early start in the sports industry, his responsibilities as a game day staff for his university, and what his career plans are down the road. Stay tuned.
May 18 2020
Rank #7: Nurturing Young Football Players Into Professional Players with Tony Tolbert, Former Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Champion
Tony Tolbert is a former defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys. He was drafted by the National Football League in 1989 and his many achievements in his NFL career include being NFL Rookie of the Year in 1989, named to the Pro Bowl in 1996, and winning the Super Bowl three times. Tony was diagnosed with a degenerative knee condition and played with chronic knee pain through the final years of his career. After retiring, he had knee-replacement surgery on both of his knees.
Tony and his wife are currently involved with Fit & Faithful Living, a charitable organization in Dallas, Texas that’s dedicated to helping marginalized community members by providing workshops, events and presentations that can help them lead better lives.In this episode…
Parents love to watch their children play sports and coaches love to interject as the kids are on the field. But retired NFL player Tony Tolbert believes that coaching shouldn’t be done on the sidelines, they should happen before and after the game. The kids need guidance before they get out on the field, they need focus during the game, and they need to know where and how they can improve post-game.
Football is a very competitive sport and Tony uses these same teachings he has learned throughout his career with his own kids who now play their own sport. And for Tony, allowing kids to learn how they can navigate their own field while offering support is the best way for them to hone their skills.
Join Dr. Chad Stephens as he interviews retired NFL player Tony Tolbert in this episode of Dr. Stephen Speaks Show. Join their exciting conversation about Tony’s football career, how things have changed for him since retirement, the techniques Tony uses to develop and nurture young football players, and learn more about the charity he and his wife support, Fit and Faithful Living. Stay tuned.
May 14 2020
Rank #8: How Telemedicine and Virtual Meetings Have Changed Health Care with Neil P. Dougherty of Vertiflex
Neil P. Dougherty is the Regional Sales Director for the Vertiflex Division of the Boston Scientific Team. He holds a BA in Finance from Texas Christian University (TCU) and is a former basketball player at the same university. He previously worked as a Sales Rep for Medtronic and Stryker Communications.In this episode…
Health care is an important part of wellbeing and is a non-negotiable especially when people want to live healthier lives. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to persist, people are faced with the tug of war between getting medical consultations and staying indoors to avoid possible contact with the virus. Social distancing is putting a strain on health care on all fronts, and this is the reason why telemedicine and virtual consultations are slowly becoming the norm particularly for patients whose situations do not require emergency medical attention.
Tune in to this episode of the Dr. Stephen Speaks Show as Dr. Stephens interviews Neil P. Dougherty of Boston Scientific as he discusses the benefits of adopting telemedicine and virtual consultations in health care,
So, what does the future hold for telemedicine & virtual meetings? What impact are they having on the provision of healthcare? What do doctors and patients need to know?
In this episode, Neil P. Dougherty is interviewed by Dr. Chad Stephens about how the adoption of telemedicine and virtual meetings has changed health care. He also discusses how he manages and leads his team through the struggles and challenges they face at work, the future of healthcare post-pandemic, and how to build genuine connections despite the remote consultations. Stay tuned.
May 13 2020
Rank #9: Climbing the Corporate Ladder with Evan Luecke of Texas A&M University-Commerce
Evan Luecke is the Event Coordinator at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He graduated in 2018 from the same university with a degree in Journalism. He ran track and field and cross country, and was also working at the University's Line Athletics which is their athletics department, and at the University’s marketing department. His involvement in the different aspects of his university combined with his desire to share stories in a unique way inspired his passion for digital media.In this episode…
It’s a misconception that the young generation is at a loss on what they want to do in life because the truth is, some of them are well on their way to finding their passion and being able to use it not just to make money but to live an inspiring life. Such is the case of Evan Luecke, the Event Coordinator at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Evan played in his university’s track and field and cross country, and has immersed himself with other work in the university while he was still a student. This has led him to discover his passion for telling unique stories through photos and through social media.
In this episode of the Dr. Stephens Speaks Podcast, Dr. Stephens talks to Evan Luecke about how his career started, what drives him to go for gold in everything he does, and how the youth of today are creating diverse paths towards their own success. Stay tuned.
Feb 19 2020
Rank #10: Sports Writing and Interviewing Athletes with Vorona Lewis of Ambush Sports Network
Vonora Lewis is the head of NBA content at Ambush Sports Network. She got started in sports writing in 2018 and has had a great fascination with NBA sports. She is also the host of The V Report, which is her personal podcast.
Born and raised in New York, Vonora received her Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University, Louisiana and earned her Master’s certificate in Sports Management from Villanova University. She also holds a Masters of Art in Law degree from Regent University School of Law.In this episode…
Mainstream media loves major sports like the NFL & NBA particularly zoning in on famous athletes. But for Vonora Lewis, it is a little more interesting to feature lesser-known athletes because they play just as professionally and they have wonderful stories to tell and giving them the spotlight is something that they too deserve.
Vonora, a long-time basketball enthusiast and head NBA content writer for Ambush Sports Network, joins Dr. Chad Stephens in this episode where they talk about her early interest in the sport, her work as a journalist, and her advice to aspiring athletes who want to get into the big leagues. Stay tuned.
Feb 12 2020