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#71 Self-Management (From PHX Startup Week)

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is are George and Sentari. The guys sat down in the podcast studio at PHX Start Up Week to share their thoughts on self-management as well as strategies and tactics for maximizing performance and managing time.

#70 Youth Startup Weekend at CO+HOOTS

Helping us move from awareness to action this week are Darrell Kidd, Roman Carrillo, Lisa Glenn and Larry Cummings. Sentari and I had a blast talking with these folks during the kickoff to Youth Startup Weekend this past Friday evening. You can find out more about Youth Startup Weekend and how you can get involved at CoHoots.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

#69 Alignment in Education with Julia Meyerson 

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Julia Meyerson. Julia is the Founder and Executive Director of Vista College Prep, a K-5 charter school. We talked about how the #1 predictor of academic success is teacher quality, how she has been able to research and obtain best practices from schools all over the Country and how character can and must be taught. You can find out more about Julia and what she’s working on at VistaCollegePrep.org.

#68 Distilled Spirits with Jeff Smith (Live Event at O.H.S.O.)

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Jeff Smith. Jeff is a distiller at O.H.S.O. Distillery in Scottsdale. We had a great time talking about the process for making their fantastic # series of Vodka, Gin and Rum as well as the process for their whiskey. You can find out more about Jeff and O.H.S.O at OHSOBrewery.com, Facebook and Instagram.

#67 Feng Shui with Ro Rusnock

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Ro Rusnock. Ro is a certified Feng Shui consultant with Elements and Energy. We talked about what Feng Shui is, why people have been doing it for thousands of years, how you can apply it in your life and benefits you’ll receive from doing so. You can find out more about Ro and what she’s working on at ElementsandEnergy.comand Facebook.

#66 Leadership with Roy Vallee

Helping us move from awareness to action this week in a special live performance at Grand Canyon University is Roy Vallee. Roy is the former CEO of the Fortune 200 company Avnet.  We talk in depth about how he became CEO, his philosophies on leadership and management and his advice to anyone wanting to be successful in business.

#65 Cryotherapy with Ashlynn Hall

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Ashlynn Hall. Ashlynn is the spa manager of Live Colder Cryo. Sentari and George got to try out Cryotherapy then learn about the history and health benefits that three minutes of sub-zero temps provides! You can find out more about Ashlynn and what she’s working on at LiveColder.com, Facebook and Instagram. For your free session, click HERE

#64 Chasing What Matters with Denise Logan

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Denise Logan. Denise is the Chief Inspiration Officer at Chase What Matters, an organization that helps people focus on the idea that what you do, is more than how you make money. She provided a lot of great insight as well as great questions to ask yourself if you’re not happy with your current career. You can find out more about Denise and what she’s working on at Chase-What-Matters.com, and LinkedIn.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

#63 Improving K-12 Education with Jonathan Gelbart 

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Jonathan Gelbart. Jonathan was the former director of development for Basis Schools and is currently a candidate for Arizona Superintendent of Public Education. We talked about his philosophies on education, the challenges and opportunities for states and education and what parents can do to support their children’s education. You can find out more about Jonathan and what he’s working on at GelbartForAZ.com, Facebook and Twitter.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

#62 Pursuing Your Passion with Michael Washington Brown

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Michael Washington Brown. Michael is an actor, writer, storyteller, playwright and producer of “Black” his one man show. We talked about how the pursuit of his passion for the theater was put on hold for many years until it was once again rekindled and what the future holds for him and for “Black.” You can find out more about Michael and what he’s working on at MichaelWashingtonBrown.com, Facebook and Instagram.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

#61 Drug Free Relief from Chronic Pain with Kathleen Gramzay

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Kathleen Gramzay. Kathleen is a speaker, author and founder of the Kinessage method for reliving chronic pain. We talked about the many causes of chronic pain, the danger of opioids and how every one of us has the ability to live a pain free life. You can find out more about Kathleen and what she’s working on at KathleenGramzay.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

#60 The Necessity of the Arts with Jim Ward

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Jim Ward. Jim is the President and CEO of the Phoenix Symphony Association. You can find out more about Jim and what he’s working on at PhoenixSymphony.org, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

#59 Health Through Diet and Movement with Rebecca Clements

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Rebecca Clements. Rebecca is the proprietor of RC Online Coaching, which focuses on movement and diet programming. We talked about the health crisis a third of Americans are currently facing, what everyone can do to have a healthy diet and lifestyle and how best to evaluate trainers and coaches. You can find out more about Rebecca and what she’s working on at RCOnlineCoaching.com and Instagram.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

#58 America’s Sex Problem with Rob Weiss

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Rob Weiss. Rob is a nationally recognized author and therapist. We talked about the sexual assaults in Hollywood, politics and everywhere else, how Americans do a poor job of talking about sex and what people can do to change their sexual behavior. You can find out more about Rob and what he’s working on at RobertWeissMSW.com, Facebook, and Twitter. For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

#57 Restaurateuring with Lauren Bailey

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Lauren Bailey. Lauren is the Co-Founder and CEO of Upward Projects, the proprietors of Postinos, Windsor, Federal Pizza and Joyride Tacos. We had a great time talking about how she got into the restaurant business, her daily mindset, being a female CEO and her advice to anyone thinking about opening a restaurant. You can find out more about Lauren and what she’s working on at UpwardProjects.com, Facebook and Instagram.

#56 Purpose Meets Execution with Louis Efron (Live Show)

Helping us move from awareness to action this week in a special live event with SHRMGP is Louis Efron. Louis is an award winning HR professional, author, speaker, consultant and entrepreneur. We had a great time talking about the necessity for organizations to be clear in their purpose and how best to implement it. You can find out more about Louis and what he’s working on at LouisEfron.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

#55 Mentorship

Sentari and I spend 20 good minutes talking mentorship.

#54 Patriotism

Sentari and I spend 20 good minutes talking about what it means to be a patriot.

#53 Strategic Redevelopment with Brian Cassidy

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Brian Cassidy. Brian is the President of CCBG Architects and Chairman of the Phoenix Warehouse District Council. We talked about how the redevelopment of Phoenix’s historic Warehouse District came to be, focusing on the challenges and opportunities associated with historic buildings and what the future of the area will look like. You can find out more about Brian and what he’s working on at CCBG-Arch.com and PHXWD.com.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

#52 The Psychology of Violence with Dr. Mark Goulston

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is “Dr. G” Dr. Mark Goulston. Mark is the CEO of the Goulston Group, an author, podcaster, radio host and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and The Huffington Post. We had a great conversation that focused on the psychology and root causes of horrible violence. You can find out more about Mark and what he’s working on at MarkGoulston.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

#51 Being Mindful with Nick Robbins

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Nick Robbins. Nick is the cofounder of GiantGood, an app that promotes mindful living via small acts throughout the day. We talked about what it takes to truly develop positive habits, how best to audit our emotions and ourselves and how to avoid information overload. You can find out more about Nick and what he’s working on at GiantGood.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

 

#50 Community Building with Tim Kelley

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Tim Kelley. Tim is the Chair of Entrepreneurship at Grand Canyon University (GCU), the Chairman of Canyon Angels and the Board Chair of Habitat For Humanity of Central Arizona. We talked about the unprecedented growth of GCU over the past several years as well as their successful partnership with Habitat For Humanity and the positive impact that partnership has had on the community surrounding GCU’s Campus. You can find out more about Tim and what he’s working on at GCU.EDU and HabitatCAZ.Org.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

#49 Free Speech on Campus with Jim Manley

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Jim Manley. Jim is a Senior attorney and constitutional litigator with the Goldwater Institute. We talked about what kinds of speech the first amendment protects and doesn’t protect, due process on campuses, safe spaces and the model bill he helped to write. You can find out more about Jim and what he’s working on at GoldWaterInstitute.org, Facebook, and Twitter.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

Figure it Out #48 Entrepreneurship with Heidi Jannenga

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Heidi Jannenga. Heidi is the cofounder and President of WebPT. We talked about her entrepreneurial journey, how hard they work at their corporate culture, her advice to potential entrepreneurs and a little bit on spirit animals. You can find out more about Heidi and what she’s working on at WebPT.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

Figure it Out #47 Cyber Security with Adam Levin

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Adam Levin. Adam is the CoFounder of Credit.Com, Founder and Chairman of CyberScout and the author of Swiped. We talked about the recent Equifax Breach and what each of us needs to do in order to protect ourselves online. You can find out more about Adam and what he’s working on at AdamLevin.com, CyberScout.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

Figure it Out#46 Homelessness with Jay Cory

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Jay Cory. Jay is the President and CEO of the Phoenix Rescue Mission. You can find out more about Jay and what he’s working on at PhoenixRescueMission.org, Facebook, Twitter.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

Figure it Out #45 Michael Seaver

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Michael Seaver. Michael is an Executive Coach, Leadership Consultant and Speaker. You can find out more about Michael and what he’s working on at MichaelSSeaver.com, Facebook and Twitter.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

Figure it Out #44 Court Rich

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Court Rich. Court is an attorney and Co-Chair of Rose Law Group’s Renewable Energy Practice Area. We talked climate change, renewable energy and the adoption of solar energy at the state level. You can find out more about Court and what he’s working on at RoseLawGroup.com, Facebook, Twitter.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

Figure it Out #43 Live Show with Catherine Alonzo

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Catherine Alonzo. Catherine is the CEO of Javelina, a Phoenix branding agency whose tagline is “Bring your story to life. Change the world.” You can find out more about Catherine and what she’s working on at Javelina.co, Facebook, and Twitter.

For templates of letters/emails and or talking points referenced in the show, or simply to say “hi” click here.

Figure it Out #42 Kurtis Williams

Helping us move from awareness to action this week is Kurtis Williams.  Kurtis is a Mixologist at the Gladly in Phoenix and the CoFounder of Artisan Ice. You can find out more about Kurtis and what he’s working on at ArtisanIceAZ.com and TheGladly.com,

Figure it Out #41 Carlos Velasco

Carlos is the Founder of Velasco Consulting and has extensive experience and expertise working with the Latino Community.

Figure it Out #39 Erica Boehle 

Erica is a business owner and extensive traveler who has been to N. Korea.

Figure it Out #38 Rick McCartney

Rick is the CEO of InMedia, a multi-media company that creates and distributes content.

Figure it Out #37 Greg Stanton

Greg is the Mayor of the City of Phoenix.  We talked about how he got into politics, why he thinks Phoenix is the best city in the world, and how everyone can play an active role in the political system.

Figure it Out #36 Melissa Brandle and Gabe Ramirez 

Melissa and Gabe work with August United, an influencer marketing agency.  We had a great conversation that covered the meaning and origin of influencer marketing, to it’s current and future applications to how someone can become one and how a company can retain one.

Figure it Out #35 JD Carlson 

JD is the CEO of Plan Design Consultants and host of the Retireholi(k)s podcast. We covered the challenges American’s are facing with retirement planning and how you can get the most out of your retirement account

Figure it Out #34 Kevin Patterson

Kevin is the Executive Development Director for Banner Health as well as a candidate for Phoenix City Council. We covered leadership development, adoption and his candidacy for City Council.

Figure it Out #33 David Garcia

David is an assistant professor at Arizona State University and candidate for Governor of Arizona. We covered his passion for education, his plan for helping Arizona’s economy through a better-educated workforce and why he’s running for Governor.

Figure it Out #32 Father Rob Clements

Rob is the director of the Catholic Newman Center at Arizona State University. We covered his path with Catholicism, the challenges facing organized religion and Rob’s advice to people with religious questions.

Figure it Out #31 Eric Miller

Eric is the cofounder of PADT Inc, an engineering firm.  We covered AI, Automation and the future of work.

Figure it Out #30 Michael Church   Mike is the executive director of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.  We talked about the current state of Greek Life and why people would be interested in joining fraternities and why universities would want them on their campuses.

Figure it Out #29 Lee Gerdes Lee is the founder and CEO of Brain State Technologies, a company working on Brain Wave Optimization.

Figure it Out #28 Naketa Ross Naketa is the founder of ResilientMe, a nonprofit focused on helping foster children in Phoenix.

Figure it Out #27 Tom Callinan  Tom is a retired executive from Gannett as well as a past editor for the Arizona Republic

Figure it Out #26 Matt McKean Matt is a cofounder and the chairman of Frontier Applied Sciences

Figure it Out #25 John Salisbury  John is a yogi and owner of Modern Yoga in Scottsdale