Beyond the Mat with your host Mark Cox
By Mark Cox
Beyond the Mat with your host Mark CoxMay 01, 2023
Keynote speaker Terry Hucks #100
Terry Hucks, Born in Lubbock, Texas Started in broadcasting as a on air DJ at a local radio station and at night at a local nightclub in the 70’s. Married with 3 awesome young men Cason24, Braden 26 and Austin 29. I've been married to my wife Mindy for 32 years. I got Into sales in radio and fell in love with sales and building relationships. I moved up over my career to running radio and TV stations until 2021 before I moved into business development with Wells Fargo. 40 years in business development and marketing. Love the Lord, my family, friends and my country. My life long dream was to get into motivational and faith based speaking.
Turning her tragedy into healing Dr. Kimberly Hubenette #99
Losing her husband she becomes a survivor, widow and servant leader … Dr. Kimberly Hubenette is also an Author, Speaker, Dentist Live! Love! Survive!..
Money, motivation, reinvention with Diva Mejias #98
DM Financial Services, Inc. Diva R. Mejias is a dedicated professional with more than 31 years of corporate finance and accounting experience. She retired in 2010 as District Controller for United Parcel Service’s Central Pennsylvania District, where she managed over $350 million in annual spending. A native New Yorker, Diva earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from St. Peters University in Jersey City, NJ and a Master of Business Administration from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska Diva is now Owner and President of DM Financial Services, Inc., specializing in property, casualty, life and health insurance. She has also earned the Long-Term Care Certification (CLTC) designation and is licensed to provide insurance services in multiple states throughout the US. Diva is also a Realtor with CENTURY21OneBlue in Orlando, Fla and Century21Century Real Estate in Bellevue, Ne. Diva often lends her financial expertise to non-profits, an area about which she is passionate. She currently serves as Treasurer for the Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and its Foundation, Women on a Mission for Change, Metro Omaha Women's Business Center and a Board Member of Bellevue University. She is also the Chair of Omaha’s Latinas Unidas. Diva previously served on the Boards of the Omaha Women’s Fund, the Metropolitan Community College Foundation and the Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation. In 2016, the Mejias family was honored by Heartland Family Services with its Salute to Families award for outstanding community service. Diva was recognized as a 2021 recipient of the Bloc 50 over 50 Awards and is a recipient of the 2023 Annual Tribute to Women from the Women’s Center for Advancement.
Diva has reinvented herself once again as a Keynote Speaker and author. Her upcoming book Enbodying Your Identity will Take you on her journey on how and why she constantly invents herself In hopes that it will spark a curiosity into your own identity.
PHD Coach Christopher AC Wiley #97
AC loves learning new things, understanding things better, and sharing stories. On paper, he is a retired 22+ year Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, former scout helicopter pilot, Ph.D., martial artist, ordained minister, amateur magician, and Lifer in a traditional motorcycle club. But, in reality, he’s just a scared lobster that found shelter along the path and has kept going. He says that he’s a product of many other travelers and their journeys. AC was born and raised in a small rural Pennsylvania community. He was the youngest of two, but eventually the youngest of four (at any given time) because his parents were superheroes. The state system called them foster parents, but they were nothing short of heroes to many young men and women. When AC was a kid, he was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. He said he wanted to be a superhero so could fly, or Snake Eyes from GI Joe. The idea of being a martial arts master that was also a sneaky, butt-kicking Soldier caught his attention. Snake Eyes couldn’t fly, but he fit into a helicopter, which was close enough. AC has now spent over twenty-two years as an officer in the U.S. military, either flying helicopters or planning sneaky, non-kinetic operations. In both jobs, he has led and learned from some of the most extraordinary people in his generation. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Management with a Leadership emphasis from Capella University and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University. He focused on relational, authentic, and transformational leadership models in both programs. AC is also a Maxwell Leadership Certified Speaker, Coach, and Trainer, an 8th Degree Black Belt in IKCA Kenpo, and a hobbyist/amateur magician. He’ll tell you that his greatest achievement is being a husband of 21 years (and counting) to a wonderful earthbound angel and being the father of two amazing kids. He and his family have lived in nearly a dozen places across the United States and stayed together despite multiple tours of varying lengths during the Global War on Terror. AC recently published his first book, The Lobster’s Guide to Herding Penguins: A Practical Guide to Gaining Perspective and Living the Stories Worth Telling. He will soon be a featured author in the second edition of Voices For Leadership, compiled by Brian Brogen. He started his own leadership and management consulting practice, Wiley Leadership Solutions LLC in 2022. and he’s recently joined the Kite and Key consultant team in Evans, GA. Wiley Leadership Solutions provide personal growth and relational leadership talks, and multi-week deep-dive personal growth journeys. Executive and personal coaching, as well as s half and full day organizational seminars, are provided through the Kite and Key Solutions team (www.kiteandkeysolutions.com), capable of helping you find the customized growth plan that best fits your needs!
Let's Connect: https://calendly.com/acwiley/meeting
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"Don't panic; there's always another way.
Land Your Dream Job with Josef Stetter #96
About Josef Stetter
For over 16 years, Josef Stetter has incorporated humour, energy, passion and full self-expression into his personal and professional life.
Award Winning & International Best-Selling Author of 11 books.
Award winning Speaker and Guinness World Record Holder
Did not know what I want to do when I grow up so switched careers 9 X and jobs 18 times
Work in Recruitment. Clients have included: Deloitte & Touche, Aecon Construction, Tata Consulting Services, Canon, Aviva, Skechers Shoes and more!
Personally, helped over 11,000 find a job they love with a 90% success rate of finding anyone employment in any field in under 3 months with proven systems. Fastest helped people land a their dream job now is 2 days.
Josef Stetter brings forthan interesting twist to getting things done and achieving results that go well beyond expectations.
Josef Stetter helps you take the headache out of navigating the abyss of job searching or hiring by sharing advanced strategies that maximize results. He understands the importance of clear, concise, confident and conversational communication to generate results that are truly unbelievable!!!
The Land Your dream job now program
This is the most complete job finding program on the market. Josef Stetter brings his 25,000 hours of mastery to a perfect system that GUARANTEES RESULTS. All the tricks, tips, tools and systems to optimize the job search with insider information that you were never taught and has helped over 25 people get hired in as little as 2 days. This includes templates of resumes that get you noticed, the top job boards, the top employment agencies and so much more!
These are some of the useful tips and tools you will learn from my program:
1. Secrets about the Applicant Tracking System and how the algorithms score your resume & Getting responses from online applications
2. RESUMES that get noticed – why cookie cutter is bad and how to ensure companies know just how great you are.
3. How to WOW the interviewer – 7 simple rules to stand out and get hired
4. Optimizing LinkedIn and your overall job search
5. Networking that gets you hired & Asking for referrals that get results- what to wear, what to say and how to follow up
6. Working with recruiters/agencies and getting interviews
7. Salary negotiations
8. Creating a position just for you that does not exist
AND SO MANY BONUSES!!
About the Celebrate Group
We at The Celebrate Group understand corporate culture and the importance of team unity, thus we become part of your team as Corporate Culturalists, providing clear and creative solutions to excite and engage your staff, thereby increasing your company productivity by a minimum of 25%. We promote the right kind of corporate culture by increasing hiring efficiencies when we find the right candidates, at the right time, using an in-depth analysis, understanding of skills required while leveraging vast networks, both online and offline. We combine our sourcing strategies with high-level psychological, personality and value assessments to ensure the highest level of compatibility between thecompany, as well as, the candidates’ needs.
Let’s start the conversation and see the possibilities unfold!
Business Leaders Network CEO and Combat Vet JR Spear #95
About JR Spear From Getting Blown Up In Iraq To Leading Entrepreneurs On How To Start And Scale Their Business… JR Spear is the founder of CREED Consulting and Business Leaders Network...Since his return from the hot desert of Iraq in 2007 he has built multiple businesses ranging from the fitness and martial arts industry, marketing and advertising, to consulting... His mission is to arm small business owners with the right tools and resources needed to grow their business, giving them the direct path to bypass the struggles he had to endure so they can achieve the life and business they desire... Since 2017 JR has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs 2x, 5x, even 10x their businesses by implementing the proper STEPS (Structure, Technology, Efficiencies, Processes, and Scalability). JR has presented to audiences both large and small in a variety of different settings and contexts. As a presenter, he uses personal stories, and life experiences to not only make a point but to keep your audience engaged and listening. They will leave with practical and applicable steps to take with them beyond that session.
From tragic loss to a passion with Gabrielle Morales #94
My name is Gabrielle Morales. I am 25 years old and live in New Jersey. Years after the traumatic loss of my younger sister to a rare form of leukemia- I found my life purpose and truest passion. I currently work for be the match as a recruitment coordinator out of the NJ/PA/DE area- helping to add more donors to the registry for patients with blood cancers and disorders.
Former Amish Girl Lizzie Ens #93
Lizzie, former amish girl who chose to jump for a better life and future. Now Board Certified Nutrition Practitioner, personal trainer, author, speaker on a mission to make an impact.
Mindset Coach Israel Mandrake #92
Israel Mandrake is a Hypnotist, NLP Mind Coach and High Performance Specialist, with 20 years of experience. His obsession with the Limitless power of the human mind has led to working with powerhouse executives, entrepreneurs, and athletes. Mandrake is also the creator of The 333 Master Class which teaches students how to reprogram positive Life changes and experience high performance in daily life.
The College of Their Dreams with Josh Aronovitch #91
Josh Aronovitch is a graduate of George Washington University (2000) and Harvard Law School (2003). He lives in Southern New Jersey. In 2008 he left law practice to launch the Aronovitch Coaching Experience. Since then he has helped over 1600 teens and twenty somethings transform their lives. He helps them get into the colleges and grad schools of their dreams by mastering standardized tests like the SAT, LSAT and more while becoming more powerful learners and leaders. He also coaches students on navigating the college admissions process with more joy and less stress and on finding their path, purpose, and passion in life. His teen leadership coaching program, the Empowered Leadership Circle is currently accepting applications. He is the Amazon best selling author of The College of Their Dreams: What Every Parent Needs to Help Their Teens.
IRS Dirty Little Secrets author Patrick Rood #90
Patrick Rood, originally from Jackson Michigan now the owner of Rood Financial Services tax strategy & CFO firm they have three locations currently one in Michigan, Philadelphia Pennsylvania & Tampa Florida they are currently covering clients in over 13 states across the country. Patrick is a Grant Cardone certified 10X Coach & Speaker, a two-time award-winning international bestseller, and the Author of the new Book The IRS Dirty Little Secrets. Patrick is a Guinness Book of world record holder, and formerly a Dave Ramsey ELP. As a serial entrepreneur having several businesses throughout the years and witnessing many successes and failures from entrepreneurs around the country his passion became helping people succeed in Life and Business. He also spent 8 years in university traveling around the country doing volunteer work and educating people through drama and the arts. He is also the proud father of three beautiful children. His mission is to help individuals and entrepreneurs from a side hustle or Start-ups to multi-million dollar companies with structure, compliance, and retaining profits the goal is to keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket and make the tax code work for you instead of being taken by the system. Patrick can truly help you leverage the methods and strategies the super-wealthy use to retain generations of financial control and security.
David Chametzky, Author, Coach & Mentor… #89
David Chametzky, is a PathFinder Coach & Mentor who serves as a Speaker, Author, Philanthropist, and Media Host of the internationally ranked podcast “Peace Love and Bring a Bat”. The primary focus of David Chametzky’s work is Elevating You On A Higher Path.
Relationship expert Jim Hetherington #88
Introduction Jim Hetherington is a Relationship Expert and is committed to empowering individuals and partners to create next-level success in life, marriage and business. Jim has been married for 39 years, has been a mentor for 30 years, he is also an entrepreneur and business owner for the past 26 years and was a pastor for 23 years. So, it’s safe to say he is uniquely qualified to address and speak on any area of relationship. Invitations have been extended to Jim to speak nationally and internationally. He is a five-time author, and major networks like NBC, ABC, and Fox have featured him. A fun fact about Jim is that he ran his first marathon when he turned 60 years young.
Educator, author, speaker Andrea Bitner #87
Andrea Bitner is an educator, author, and speaker. She lives in Philadelphia, PA. She has worked with students in grades K-12 throughout her twenty-two years in public education from all around the world. Her first book, “Take Me Home,” was published by Austin Macauley in July of 2021. "Take Me Home" is the true story of 11 of her former EL students who give a first-hand account of what it's really like to become bilingual in America. She is also a co-author of Chip Baker’s “The Impact of Influence-Volume 3 and Dr. Rick Jetter’s 100 No-Nonsense Things ALL School Leaders Shout STOP Doing.” She currently teaches, and travels the country speaking and teaching educators how to teach and reach EL students, and effectively communicate with EL families!
Yummy Coaching with Jessica Roman #86
Jessica Roman is woman who loves fun and adventure. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she moved to Florida with her parents as a teenager. Growing up in a strict and traditional Hispanic household, she found it hard to live up to the expectations of her parents. The oldest of four, she helped raise her younger siblings as her parents struggled to provide. She remembers working in the kitchen as her mother’s right hand, as the family of six depended on her for daily survival. It was in the kitchen where she discovered the love of creativity. Music, art, and creativity quickly became her love languages. As an adult, she spent two decades working in corporate America while building her cake decorating business on the side. Self-taught and with no formal education in culinary skills, she took a la carte classes over the course of 10 plus years to help advance her skills. See, she had to drop out of college at an early age to help financially support her family. She did what she had to do so that the younger kids were able to go to school, while she dreamed of finishing. Meanwhile, her love for the kitchen remained a part of her daily life. She struggled with the idea of perfectionism, as for most of her life, she was a people pleaser. Her parents held her to a high standard, and she felt her worth was attached to praise. What a downward spiral this would take as she quickly realized that the world was full of takers. As a giver, there was just not enough left at the end of the day for her to feel happy. In her mid-thirties, and never having been married or had children, she was ready to give up on the idea. But God had other plans. It was only when the pandemic hit that she slowed down enough to think about her future. That year, she went through self-love and healing courses which gave her perspective on love. She realized, at almost forty, that she deserved to be loved as well. What a concept. She could just be who she was naturally, and that was enough. She not only became a life-coach, but decided to incorporate the creative aspect of cake decorating into her therapies. With her company, Yummy Coaching Factory, she helps professional women develop confidence and self-love from a creative angle. She holds four live, interactive events per year that help attendees express themselves through cake decorating. Afterwards, they get to eat the fruits of their labor Known as the "Motivational Caker" she’s in the process of writing a self-help book and has a 6 month technical skills program for those interested in cake decorating. We cover everything from baking a basic layer cake to creating full sized wedding cakes. Additionally, she has a separate self-love course to help those struggling with perfectionism and co-dependency. Yummy Coaching Factory's mission is to delete hesitancy and to ignite inspired action for those suffering from low self-worth, self-esteem, and self-image. She meets her clients where they are and coaches them with a fun, but no-nonsense approach.
Teaching people to resolve chronic health issues Kris Belfry #85
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Life Coach Rob Z why we need them.. #84
Rob Z is an entrepreneur, certified executive personal development coach, podcast host, social media marketer and strategist, award winning former radio personality, speaker, and influencer. For over 20 years Rob has been connecting and engaging with people in various forms of broadcasting. Rob Z's goal in life is to uplift people’s spirits with humor, warmth, kindness and compassion. Rob loves to give back by volunteering with youth organizations (Refuge Youth Network), and volunteering at church (Community Worship Center). Rob also trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at PA Grappling - Pedro Sauer Affiliate.
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The Marketing Master Tim Burt #83
make ads that make money. Inventor of The QR Market. 30K+ ads worldwide. Ex CBS/iHeart. Author, biz consultant, public speaker, VO coach. An acquired taste.
600 lb weight loss journey with Justin Willoughby #82
At age 16, Justin Willoughby was facing death. Doctors gave him a grim outlook. Weighing in at 799 pounds, Justin had hit rock bottom. He suffered from severe depression, anxiety, and food addiction. Justin knew that he had to make the choice to change. 20 years later Justin is now 600lbs lighter, and is now free from addiction, anxiety and depression. Justin is a motivational speaker, author, podcaster, and a health and wellness coach. He's devoting his life to helping inspire others to gain their life back!
My Instagram is @instawithjustin
Personal facebook: www.facebook.com/justinwilloughby
The 45 mins with Mr. Mark Cox #81
Mark Cox is the show host of @realtalkwithMarkCox, an author, speaker, coach, entrepreneur, instructor, and dad. Speaking about life today and the release of my book. Beyond the Mat.
Learn mindset and business with my mentor Terry Brumley #80
I grew up in a loving home in the small town of Malvern Ar. My father was the postman & my mother was the secretary of the local Baptist Church. In the spring of 1974, I got beat up on the school bus. This is when I enrolled in the new Karate program taught at the high school gym. I graduated High school in 1976. I met my wife, Julie at Henderson State University, where we graduated. We married on Oct 1, 1983. I ran a two-day a week Taekwondo program in Glenwood Ar, which had a population of 1212 people and teaching at my instructors school on the other days. I took an opportunity to run a Taekwondo/ Nautilus center in Birmingham Alabama in 1984. We lived there for one year. I opened Taekwondo University on Nov 7, 1985 in Memphis Tn. Julie and I celebrated 39 years of marriage on Oct 1st & we celebrated Taekwondo University’s 37th anniversary on Nov 7th of this year. I’ve traveled all over the world learning, training & promoting Taekwondo & well as developing Taekwondo associations with many dear friends & practitioners. I’m an avid reader & I journal often. A few years ago, I wrote and published my first book, Live Your Potential. The principles in the book are taught to each of my students to ensure their success in the future. Principles like No Excuses, Responsibility, The Power of the Mind, The Attitude Principle & The Purpose Principle, just to name a few. 4 years ago, I was tested and was awarded the highest Taekwondo rank, a 9th Degree Black Belt & title of GrandMaster. Julie & I have 5 successful children & 9 beautiful grandchildren. We are blessed beyond measure!
Real Life Influencer Coach Michael Fabber #79
Founder and CEO of UnleashU Now, Michael Fabber has created one the most supportive and impactful movements and communities in the growth world. Where they empower those that empower.
If you are looking to increase your influence, impact and income you will want to stay put
Building a Leadership Mindset Nicky Cuesta #78
Nicky Cuesta got her first big break in Corporate America in 2006. After almost 15 years of service in the healthcare insurance industry as a representative trainer, Nicky broke the glass ceiling and finally decided to give herself permission to succeed and become her own boss. This was during the most uneasy and uncertain time the world was facing in 2020. Nicky had to do a retro assessment of what she really wanted to do. She was ready to start her impact journey with everyone that she connected with. Nicky’s power of faith and mindset was the final shift that she took to finally become the leader in her life. So she went on to pursue her current and future success. Nicky is the Founder and CEO of Nicky’s Lifestyle Club, NC PA Notary, Kick Start Notary Mastery Course, Building a Leadership Mindset Book & Podcast and Ladies of Leadership “Demanding our Presence” membership community. Nicky’s C.R.E.A.T.E. S.U.C.C.E.S.S. program helps new entrepreneurs get out of their own way to create their dream business and start making the income they desire. www.buildingaleadershipmindset.com- Website Nicky Cuesta | Facebook (1) Nicky Cuesta | LinkedIn (2) https://anchor.fm/buildingleaders Podcast You can preorder my book today Building a Leadership Mindset 13 Mindsets to Give Yourself "Permission to Succeed" Notary www.kickstartnotary.comNC PA Notary | Facebook Nicky’s Lifestyle Club https://mydailychoice.com/nickyslifestyleclub
Father for the fatherless Glen Morton #77
Pastor Glenn Morton Father to a Fatherless Generation, Inc. Founder/CEO Glenn Morton, a nonprofit organization with a mission statement of “Where Father’s lack, We Pick Up the Pace” and a vision statement, “Impacting Change in the lives of our youth”, to mentor, guide, and lead them in the right direction. The direction of this program has been extremely effective, due to our seven key principles that we stand on; Be Resourceful, Break the Cycle, Create Character, Have Faith, Learn Discipline, Correct the Brotherhood, and the final, but most valuable principle, to Raise Sons. The program has been acknowledged by the community, and has received multiple awards. One award was given from the 1st Congressional District of the great state of New Jersey by the Honorable Donald Norcross. Based off of the seven principles of the program, the Founder, Glenn Morton, created a children’s book called the 7 Magical Keys. The book is available online. Visit www.GlennMorton.com.
Interview with Juanita Kapp #76
Juanita Kapp has been a pastor and public speaker for 15 years. She holds a Masters degree in Theology. She is registered on the Counsel for Counselors in South Africa. She is a Level 5 Religious Professional. She is currently writing her first book. Juanita is the Owner and Founder of the Meticulous Moments podcast. She is a singer and songwriter. In 2013 she brought out her first Gospel album. Juanita is the Co-Founder of the KAPPTOR Connection. She has been a martial artist for the last 6 years. She is a proud member of the Connected Leaders Academy and the Author's Millionaire Academy. Her life motto is #NeverGiveUp and her favorite song is Unstoppable by Sia.
Interview with Coach Marvin King #75
Coach Marvin King RKC, NCSF, CPT, USCTF Marvin is a Martial Arts practitioner and Wellness Coach who has been teaching in the fitness arena for over 40 years and is the founder of the Bowie Kettlebell Health and Wellness System (BKHWS). A specialized wellness program that has been successful in the restoration of lost movement in participants for over 20 years. He’s a 16 year Russian Kettlebell Certified Instructor (RKC), a Therapeutic Taiji (Qigong) Trainer with the United States Collegiate Taijichuan Federation (USCTF), a Certified Personal Training (CPT) with the National Council of Strength and Fitness (NCSF), a certified Shuai Chiao Kung Fu Black Belt instructor, and National Kung Fu (Taolu) Grand Champion. In 2020 Marvin received the AFKA Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement award for 50 years of martial arts excellence and was selected to teach his unique program of Qigong and Joint Mobility virtually to martial artist in over 40 countries. For 3 years Marvin was nominated by his peers to receive the Who's Who in Martial Arts award and selected to serve on the board of the American Martial Arts Alliance (AMAA). In 2021 Coach King received the President Of the United States AmeriCorps Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service. Marvin's collaborative and easy going teaching style is excellent for communicating the programs effectiveness to corporations, groups, and individuals. Participants quickly discover that the BKHWS movement patterns are simple to maintain, improve muscle balance, reduced stress, and contribute to the bodies well being, by managing weight and slowing the aging process.
Interview with Daniela Roman #74
Daniela Roman is an International Best Selling Author and Speaker. Her best selling book Behind Closed Doors, I Survived Domestic Violence and You Can Too went Best Seller on Amazon and #1 Best New Release in several categories. In addition, Daniela is the CFO of the Co-Author Network, LLC,and AMA where the mission is “To Share Your Story With The WORLD! In her formative years, Daniela grew up in a traditional Italian family where big mouths, big meals and a big heart for family traditions were so valued. Daniela has had a passion for cooking from the young age of 8 years old. Watching her mom and grandmother prepare homemade Italian specialties was the norm for her. Daniela took that passion of food with her when she co-owned and operated a restaurant, Mediterranean Cafe, located in the prestigious University of Pennsylvania Campus for 20 years. She now has a Catering Service called “Daniela’s Delicious Dishes” where she shares her delicious meals with the community. Daniela has had her share of struggles and challenges throughout her life such as Domestic Violence relationships, sexual trauma, depression, an eating disorder and anxiety disorder. With the help of her husband Emilio, she shared her story a couple years ago in her first co-authorship. By doing so she has inspired many women by being vulnerable and has encouraged them to do the same. Daniela continues to spread her message, especially to young girls who may be in an abusive relationship and help them to see they don’t have to settle and can get out before it’s too late. In her free time she enjoys cooking, yoga, working out, walks on the beach and spending time with family, especially her two adorable grandsons Tomas and Sebastian. She is passionate about continuing on her journey of self-love and self-development, and helping women share their story and find their inner strength and peace.
Interview with Kerri Heddell #73
Coming Out of The Dark: A Story With No Vicim By: Kerri Heddell A happily ever after. Its what every girl dreams of. Getting married, having kids, a white picket fence with a dog or two. Yet, we all know how blind love is, or should I say… How invective love blinds us. A Dark Veil After being persuaded to join the online dating scene, I met Mr. Perfect. He checked off everything on my list, and I quickly fell head over heels. At the time I was living in Washington DC as a flight attendant, and he lived in NY. The long distance was challenging, but added to the allure. This was the beginning of a dark veil. One day I was assigned an overnight in Rochester NY. We were finally going to meet! My heart was beating out of chest when I first laid eyes on Mr. Perfect. To say the least, he swooned me more than I care to share, but lets just say it was…pure bliss. Eventually, he moved to Washington DC, and within a short amount of time he proposed. I said YES, and we immediately began planning. We were married May 18, 2003. I honestly didn’t see anything that could go wrong. The day we came back from our honeymoon we got a call from the bank stating we had overdrawn $3,000. I was confused, but Mr. Perfect said he would handle it. Though it was handled, it was never explained. One day I came home early from work, hoping we could grab lunch As I opened the door to our bedroom, I saw him in bed with three prostitutes. I ran down the stairs in horror, screaming for them to get out. How could he do this to me? After they left he revealed he’s been addicted to pornography for fifteen years. I didn’t want my marriage to fail, so I stayed, believing we could get through it. Even his family believed I should stay. However, every time I suspected him of cheating, and confronted him about it, or when our funds would suddenly go missing, he would get angry with me. Things escalated when he pushed me down the stairs, kicked me in the stomach, and told me I shouldn’t be judging him, but stand by him. My life felt like a lie, this was not the Mr. Perfect I knew. He became controlling, wanting to know my every move, and even saying things like “You have to adjust to this lifestyle”. The abuse and cheating became daily, lasting for ten years. I was living in fear, wondering if I would ever wake up from this nightmare. It wasn’t until he decided to end the marriage that I was given a glimpse of freedom. Yet, I didn’t feel free. I found myself wanting him back… why? I knew I had to break away from this cycle, and start over…I packed what I could and moved to Virginia Beach.
Interview with Marilyn Morales #72
Marilyn Morales is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Marilyn has been calling N.J. home since 2004. Marilyn is Board Certified in Holistic Nursing and is also a Reiki Master. Marilyn will be launching her book “When the Answer is No…Finding purpose through Pain” in January 2023. This journey takes you through her experience with PTSD after her experience in 9/11 in Ny and her grief after losing her daughter Isabella to a rare Leukemia. As a Holistic Wellness Coach, Marilyn’s passion is education, teaching others how to heal and move forward from the emotional traumas of grief and PTSD. Marilyn also strives to carry on Isabella’s legacy by shedding light on the need for diversity in the National Bone Marrow Registry
Interview with Jay Perez #71
A Narrow Road Worth Achieving: The Experiences of A Business Owner By: Jay Perez The road to success is narrow. It's meant to test your limits. Yet, a lot of people seem to forget... Nothing worth achieving will come easy. With that said, I want to share what I’ve learned along my journey. ● Setbacks will happen ● Who you surround yourself with will determine your success ● Comparing yourself will destroy your momentum ● YOU MUST show up for yourself every damn day The Lessons Learned When I say “setbacks” I mean you’re likely to want to give up. In fact, no one would blame you if you did give up, but that isn’t the point. The point of any success story is consistency. Don’t let setbacks determine your outcome. To reach your goals you’ll need to purge your inner circle. Toxic, hateful people won't be able to aid you. If you want to be a success, surround yourself with people who you aspire to be. It’s equally important you never compare your journey with others. Gary Vee said it best “You’re not lost, you’re just early in the process”. Your experiences will give you all the tools you need. There is one sure way to succeed no matter what. Show up. Show up when you have good days, bad days, and ugly days. If you do this one thing you’ll achieve anything, and everything. The question is...do you have the mindset for that lifestyle? What I Have Achieved, and How You Can Too When I started Exuvus I quickly narrowed down my business core values... Commit. Execute. Conquer. These core values represent the mindset I had during my early years as an entrepreneur. I had to commit to a goal, and show up for it. I had to stick to a plan, and execute each day. I had to conquer whatever came my way, and not let hardships determine my success. The FastBar Pro is a fitness equipment I invented while building my coaching business. That piece of equipment is a perfect example of pushing through hard times, because at first I was laughed at. Yet, I didn’t let that stop me. I kept going, and as I got better, the FastBar Pro got even better, and now I have more orders then I can keep up with. Now I’m in a place where I can help others achieve their success story. All my experiences have led me to starting Genovix, a business consulting agency. With Genovix I want to give you, and your business a head start by providing you the tools and resources you need to grow, and expand. By joining Genovix your business is guaranteed to not only survive, but thrive. Overall, the road to success is meant to mold you to your purpose. Welcome the struggles, and enjoy the life you’re paving, because your success journey is best lived when you remember... Anything worth achieving is never easy.
Interview with Jared Miller #70
Singer/Songwriter and now best-selling author Jared Miller has been passionately leading for over 25 years. Born in Houston, TX, Jared has been involved in music all of his life, singing at conferences since the age of 8 years old. He has written and co-produced 9 albums from rock bands to solo and church worship projects. Jared has played with the likes of Jars of Clay, DC Talk, Skillet, and Ricardo Sanchez. TRUTH is his newest song inspired by his book TRUTH: The Lies We've Been Told . Jared is proud of all his accomplishments both in and out of the studio, but he will tell you this project is his most inspired. Buy the book here https://truth.jaredmillerofficial.com
Interview with Rev Art Washington #69
Arthur D. Washington Sr. hails from Gary, Indiana. Arthur Sr. is married to his wife of
Twenty-Six years Salintha and is a Father of two young adults, Andrea age 24 and Arthur II, age
23. Currently serving in the United States Army for the last twenty-four years at Fort Benning,
Ga. Served in Ministry 26 years, with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Currently
Member of the South-East Annual Conference of the Nineth Episcopal District of the A.M.E
Church. From 2016-2017 served as Pastor of St. Mark A.M.E Church, Troy Alabama. Served
on the Executive Board of Teach Them To Love (T3L) Outreach Ministries, Killeen Texas.
“Mending Broken Families One Heart at a Time. Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Interview with Daniel Pierson #68
Hello, my name is Daniel Pierson and I am the Head Instructor and Owner of Richmond Hill Karate. I have studied martial arts since the age of 3 years old. I currently hold the rank of 5th Dan in American Tang Soo Do under Master Clay Pierson, as well as the rank of 5th Dan in Kyusho Jitsu under Grandmaster David Hogan. Martial Arts has always been a major passion of mine. I was fortunate to grow up with my parents running a martial arts school, I began learning at an early age and never stopped. I have been teaching Martial Arts for 12 years now, and get so much joy passing down the knowledge that was shared with me.
Interview with Garrett Olgin #67
Garrett Olgin was born in 1977. • 40 years of martial arts training • At the age of 19, I opened my first martial arts studio (A & G Martial Arts) and owned and operated 7 locations. • I've been running my schools for almost 25 years, and hundreds of pupils have received life skills instruction. • I lived and trained in Korea for Taekwondo in 2000. • I have a financial background / I used to assist martial arts instructors/owners in developing an endgame (retirement) • I am an anti-bullying activist. "A Bully's Best Friend" is a children's book I wrote. • one of the founders of Athleticbodycare, a skin care product for athletes This protected athletes and prevented skin infections. • I am currently completing my Master's degree for myself as well as to inspire my children and students.
Interview with Daniel Gomez #66
Inspiring. Exhilarating. Authentic. Daniel Gomez is an Award-Winning Motivational Keynote Speaker, Business Coach, Corporate Trainer, Executive Coach, and Podcast of the Year Recipient. Daniel speaks and coaches at events all over the world! Daniel Gomez has over two decades of experience in the arena of Leadership Development & Team Building, Sales Training, Customer Service, and Coaching. He is the International Best-Selling Author of "You Were Born to Fly", a book written to inspire and give people the high-performance habits and confidence needed to be the leaders of their own destiny. Daniel’s high-energy and ability to unlock the untapped potential in people have made him a highly sought-out trainer for top organizations including the U.S. Air Force to develop their officers. He gives organization the success principles, leadership skills, and champion's mindset to develop and build a winning team. Daniel is a true professional and easy to work with! His enthusiasm captures the audience's attention from beginning to end. He engages the audience by challenging them think, feel, and believe that it's never too late to begin something amazing! Daniel takes great pride in cultivating leaders and champions. By providing them the tools necessary to succeed, he raises the level of expectation in people's lives and helps them transform their limiting beliefs. Daniel loves connecting with his audiences and making it personal. Having lost both of his parents to cancer and watching his wife battle breast cancer, he is no stranger to adversity, self-doubt and overcoming obstacles. His authenticity attracts admiration from others. He believes in being truthful and from the heart. His vulnerability and honesty inspire transformation in people's lives. Daniel’s unique way of connecting is what makes your event special and memorable. His presentations are customized for each event and exceed expectations. If you are an event planner looking for an inspiring, highly motivated and passionate speaker for your next event, then Daniel Gomez is the speaker for you!
Interview with Jesse Cruz #65
Jesse Cruz is a Professional Speaker, Storytelling and Personal Development Coach, Best-Selling Author, Veteran and Youth Advocate. He is the founder and CEO Merge Worldwide. Jesse inspires others to overcome their challenges and achieve their goals. Jesse speaks and coaches at events all over the world! His passion is to empower people to share their story to heal from loss and grow into their goals. Jesse motivates people to achieve their true potential through his coaching programs. Jesse empowers his clients to overcome adversity and develop success in their personal and professional lives. He is the Author of "Live Your Dash" a book written to guide people to freedom by discovering their purpose. His latest book Losing Faith, Finding Hope is a guide to inspire hope and overcome loss through healing. Jesse’s passion and ability to connect with his audience is unmatched and have made him a highly sought-out speaker for top organizations including the Ronald Mcdonald House. He was honored with the “#1 Dad award from his daughters. He and his wife Desire, believe in spreading H.O.P.E. by Helping Other People Everyday. Jesse is a man of faith and a pleasure to work with. If you are an event planner looking for an inspiring, highly motivated and passionate speaker for your next event, then Jesse Cruz is the speaker for you!
Interview with Melissa Morales #64
Melissa Morales is a NJ native. Former radio personality and media host. She has worked with Real 91.5 reporting news and traffic. She has also worked with various stations with focus on media news and music. Melissa has interned at Radio One Philly and MTV. She has spent 10 years in professional Radio from FM, AM and podcasting. She recently became an entrepreneur in 2020 while also becoming a new mom to her now 2 year old son. She is the CEO of Unplug The Script where real conversations meet people where they are at. She has created a slogan called " Winning Season" . Believing everyone desrves to withIN themselves. To always pour into them so they can always have a full cup. Winning Season merch includes tshirts (and soon to be journals and mugs) .
Interview with Stan McQuay #63
Stan McQuay has been an icon in the fitness, bodybuilding and martial arts industries for over 22 years. Having earned two black belts in martial arts and being the first athlete in the United States to obtain professional status in two of the major world bodybuilding organizations (IFBB and Musclemania) and has appeared in the Olympia 4 times, his work ethic, self-discipline and determination to succeed are unquestioned. Having graced over 100 book and magazine covers worldwide and hosting his own TV workout shows on ESPN, FOX and The Discovery Channel, his name is synonymous with fitness. After winning the 2006 NPC National Bodybuilding Championships, McQuay used his notoriety and now 22 years of private training experience to establish Physique Incorporated, thereby becoming a major player in the “celebrity market.” In just the first year of business, McQuay’s client list had become a who’s who of entertainers and athletes, including the likes of rappers Dr. Dre and Xzibit, from the movie 300 – Gerard Butler, Fast & Furious Star – Vin Diesel and UFC world champion Georges St. Pierre, as well as several IFBB, NFL and Major League Baseball players. Stan McQuay has now raised the bar in the world of fitness even higher. Having been a proven champion throughout his life, both as an athlete and elite trainer, he took a step even further to dispense his knowledge and experience in maximizing physical performance by creating a competition team called PHYSIQUE INC.: a competitive bodybuilding and physique team. In doing so, he has capitalized on not only the ever- expanding fitness revolution, but also the increasing popularity of one of the country’s fastest growing sports, Men’s Physique and Classic Physique. McQuay has been a recognized authority in the bodybuilding and training world for decades, making him the ideal catalyst for making such an endeavor successful.
Interview with Abigail Couzens #62
Abigail Couzens is a 3x Published Author. She also runs and operates her own Publishing Company where she help others write, tell and publish their stories. Abigail is also the proud owner of an upcoming online Dog Store. She absolutely love and enjoys dogs as her own four-legged Emotional Support Boxer Dog has helped her many nights to deal with emotional trauma of sexual abuse and molestation. It’s not secret. She tells of her story of surviving sexual abuse and molestation in her very first book My Unspoken Truth Now Told. Abigail is also a FB Content Creator where she is using the platform to motivate, educate, encourage and uplift. Be sure to follow her today.
Interview with Poupée Komenkul #61
Poupée Komenkul has been a licensed realtor and selling homes since 1989. She is currently with Rodeo Realty in Sherman Oaks. She is ranked in the top 1 percent of realtors nationwide. Over the last 30 years she has helped over 1000 families buy and sell their homes. She’s inspired to help others achieve their dream of home ownership! Poupée works as a team with her sister Karen Komenkul.
She is married to Mike and has 2 boys ages 11 Mitchell and Max 16
Interview with Chris Pike #60
Christopher Pike is the creator and co-owner of JJO40 and Whitewolves Ground Apparel. Chris Pike is a GFTeam BJJ black belt and holds other ranks as well in other disciplines. Chris is also the Instructor at Hammerdown Fight Team a MMA school. Chris has been training martial arts for over 30 years. Chris was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley but now resides in Bakersfield California with his fiance. If your over 40 and doing jiu jitsu go visit Chris's group hereon FB https://www.facebook.com/groups/1687703051452349
Interview with Darryl Johnson #59
Coach Darryl Johnson has committed his life to coaching and training others. Earning his 1st Black Belt In 1991 in the art of Taekwondo, he embarked upon a path that has led him to lead thousands of others into the world of self-improvement, and being stronger and healthier versions of themselves.
Moving to California in 1993 to teach martial arts professionally, Coach Johnson has sought to satisfy his never-ending thirst for knowledge by studying many other martial arts including Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga and Muay Thai. He also turned his love of fitness into a professional passion by becoming a certified personal trainer and ensuring that fitness was a part of the self-protection training that he has passionately taught.
Coach Darryl Johnson met Mark Cox in a Krav Maga certification course in 2001 where they have been in contact with ever since through their shared love of Martial Arts
Black Belt Taekwondo – 1991
Began Professional instruction -1993
Opened own school- 1997
Certified Krav Maga instructor- 2001
Certified Muay Thai instructor- 2004
Hall of Fame Krav Maga instructor of the year- 2021
Interview With Chris Webb #58
Chris Webb !!!
I stopped making shitty decisions and took personal responsibility to pursue a better life. --Chris Webb
My wife and I are top producers in 12 different countries with our company—Prüvit.
I share my life, humor, sobriety, fitness, business and personal growth experiences through Tiktok, FB and Instagram—providing people with tools, resources, inspiration and helping them reach their goals. I’m not perfect, I’m 100% ME... crushing life and loving every minute of it!
Beyond the Mat Book Pre Sale #57
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Interview with Gio #56
Giovanni Negron-Garcia is the CEO/Owner of GioEffect Life Coaching and Public Speaking, LLC and an International Best-Selling Author. Giovanni is born and humbled in Reading, PA, a city that is defined by crime, poverty, and corruption. Giovanni is a dynamic speaker and bestselling author who speaks upon his journey. Giovanni encountered numerous battles with his mental and physical health. In 2021, Giovanni reached the weight of 366 lbs, which set the course of his life ending by the age of 35. Through discipline and soul searching, Giovanni reclaimed his health and lost over 200lbs in less than a year! Giovanni claims that he had to redefine his passion and purpose, so that he can share his gifts with the world and claim the glory he almost lost. Mr. Negron-Garcia has become an inspiration around the nation, as he displays his message of, "Go.Inspire.Others". Giovanni believes that everyone has a gift to share with the world and that will contribute to their legacy. Mr. Negron-Garcia helps underprivileged professionals achieve their goals and dreams based on their career aspirations
Interview with Michael Matsuda #55
Michael Matsuda is president and founder of the Martial Arts History Museum. The first and only actual museum of its kind. Founded in 1999, the museum is located in Burbank, CA and this year they celebrate its 23rd year.
Michael is one of the leading authorities on martial arts history in America. He has written about 8 books on the history of the arts.
He is also the producer of 21 biography videos on martial arts pioneers.
Michael is also the director of Dragonfest. An exciting and one of the most popular martial arts conventions on the West Coast.
Michael along with Art Camacho was recently nominated for the Emmy for their tv show, The Camacho Experiment.
Michael has been studying the martial arts since 1967. His specialty is kung fu; Shaolin and Monkey.
He is the 6th generation grandmaster of the art and the only one left in America that knows the whole artform.
Michael was selected as one of the Top 100 Producers of the year and graced the cover of Producer magazine.
He currently teaches kung fu.
Interview with Raul Marin #54
Raul Marin is an educator, dj, photographer , and aspiring poet and podcaster. He’s a passionate advocate for living with the mamba mentality: to live with the absolute best version of yourself. He will run a marathon this year, and read at least 12 books. He is releasing his first poetry book this June.
Interview with Gordon Melville #53
Gordon is a bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of Jewil International and a keynote speaker teaching entrepreneurial men to navigate mental awareness & health in a world of judgement and toxic masculinity. I've worked with the likes of Grant Cardone, Tony Robbins and Zig Ziglar developing my own coaching specialization.
When not writing, podcasting or coaching, he can be found focusing on his spiritual health alongside his wife of 30 years and three young sons.
Interview with Emilio and Daniela Roman #52
A dynamic power couple, both authors, and God fearing couple. They are the CEO’s of the Co-Author Network, LLC. They help people share their story with the world. They are both best selling authors and we will discuss their books. Both survivors and fighters. Emilio a Marine Veteran, and his wife Daniela with a story of a survivor, a strong independent women in her own right. They both host an online TV show that I was privileged to be part of. They have both help me with coaching for my upcoming book released in January. https://www.facebook.com/coauthornetwork
Interview with Combat Vet Ryan Davis #51
Ryan Davis, US Army Ranger, combat vet. A loving father, husband, warrior, survivor, lover, and son. He loves the fight and is survived by war. He is drawn to strong people daring to make the world a better place through peace and violence. An explosion took his limbs and near death, but did not take his will and spirit. A walking miracle with a story to tell. This is going to be a strong interview.