From The Hart - Presented by the First Bank Center for Family-Owned Businesses
By A Hart Leadership Production
From The Hart - Presented by the First Bank Center for Family-Owned BusinessesApr 15, 2020
87: Shelley Hoss: The Product of Philanthropy is a Changed Human Life
Since May 2000, Shelley M. Hoss has served as president and chief executive officer of the Orange County Community Foundation (OCCF) – one of the largest and fastest growing community foundations in the nation, fueled by a mission to inspire passion for lifelong philanthropy and drive sustainable impact in Orange County and beyond.
Under Hoss’ leadership, OCCF’s impact has grown dramatically as a driver of innovative solutions. OCCF initiatives have addressed issues ranging from the needs of veterans and military families transitioning to civilian life, to embracing the importance and potential of immigrant communities and building a more just, civil and equitable Orange County.
During Hoss’ tenure, OCCF’s grant and scholarship awards have surged more than twenty-fold, from $5 million annually when she joined OCCF, to $100 million annually since 2020. This dramatic growth has placed OCCF as a stand-out among more than 780 U.S. community foundations, ranking as the 3rd most active grantmaker in the nation. The Foundation’s cumulative granting since inception has grown to $975 million under Hoss’ leadership, placing OCCF well within reach of its goal to become one of only 35 community foundations in the nation to reach $1 billion in granting.
Under Hoss’ leadership, OCCF has become recognized as a “center of gravity” for philanthropy in Orange County – and its asset growth has also been dramatic. Assets stewarded by the Foundation have increased from $42 million in 2000 to $570 million today, placing OCCF in the top 7% in assets among U.S. community foundations.
Prior to joining the Community Foundation, Hoss served at the helm of Girls Incorporated of Orange County, leading programs that inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold. She started her career with 10 years at the Orangewood Children’s Foundation, leading programs to help children in the foster care system transition successfully to independent life.
Hoss served as founding chair of Orange County Grantmakers, chaired and served on the board of the League of California Community Foundations and currently co-chairs their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee, and has been a regular guest lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. She is frequently sought for her insights about the nonprofit community by regional media, and contributes thought leadership editorials to the Orange County Business Journal, Orange County Register, Forbes Nonprofit Council, and national philanthropic publications. She is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar with a joint Master’s Degree in Business and Public Administration from the University of California, Irvine.
86: David Meltzer: Say "Thank You"
In his early 20s, David Meltzer quickly rose to the top of his game in the business world, becoming a millionaire. David lectured around the globe and saw rapid success in every business project he touched. But something was missing, and in his 30s as a multimillionaire, he went on a rapid downward spiral that ended in bankruptcy. It was only then that David realized, in order to revive and thrive, he needed to codify what had made him successful in the first place. He has since emerged to realize even more rewarding heights of success in business and life.
David Meltzer has created a platform that uses four overarching principles—gratitude, empathy, accountability, and effective communication—and these principles have allowed him to communicate and mentor everyone from college students to c-suite executives. These four principles in everyday practice allow David to live by his mission to “make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.”
You can reach David at email@example.com, or go to his website to learn more! https://dmeltzer.com/
85: Rise Up for You: Unlocking Your Potential - Nada Lena Nassardeen
Nada Lena is the founder and CEO of Rise Up For You, Leadership and Career Confidence Coach, #1 Best Selling Author, and a 2x TEDx Motivational Speaker.
With over 10 years of experience as a college professor and former top executive for an education corporation, Nada understands the importance of fusing education, empowerment, and leadership together as she works with her clients and speaks to audiences worldwide. She has toured the world as a singer, has a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership, and has coached and mentored close to 50,000 individuals around the world on self-empowerment, career strategy, and soft skills.
Nada has been featured on hundreds of podcasts and radio shows and has also been a motivational and educational speaker on platforms such as TEDx Talks, The Female Quotient, The California Human Resources Conference, Wonder Women Tech, The Human Gathering, and more. Her company, Rise Up For You has been featured and worked with brands such as CBS, LA Fitness, Google Next 19, and more.
Nada is a proud recipient of the Chief's Award from the Orange County Sheriff's Department, is a three-time finalist for The Emerging Woman-Owned Business Award, and was most recently awarded the 40 Under 40 Award for Orange County Professionals in 2020 and the Women of Influence in 2021 for Entrepreneurship.
Nada believes that in order to create change within our communities, companies, and households, we must first create change within ourselves. It’s a collective effort needed from all parties; no company, adult, or young adult can be left behind. The world needs us at our best!
84: Chef Bill Bracken - Transforming and Nourishing People and Families
In this episode of the From The Hart Podcast, we dive into the inspiring story of Bill Bracken, Founder and Culinary Director of Bracken's Kitchen. Bill is a nationally renowned chef with a 35-year culinary career, who has garnered numerous awards and critical acclaim. Despite his success, Bill remains grounded, hailing from humble beginnings in Wathena, Kansas.
From a young age, Bill developed a passion for food while cooking with his mother and grandmothers. This love for cooking led him to pursue a career as a chef. Bill's culinary approach is rooted in his straightforward Midwestern roots, prioritizing freshness and flavor in his cuisine.
After starting as a dishwasher in a local diner, Bill's talent and dedication propelled him to become a chef by the age of 13. He attended culinary school and eventually won a scholarship to the prestigious Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York. His career flourished as he worked his way up to executive sous chef at the Mandalay Four Seasons Hotel in Dallas and later joined The Peninsula Beverly Hills as executive chef.
In 2013, Bill made a remarkable career shift. He founded Bracken's Kitchen, a nonprofit organization aimed at providing high-quality meals to those in need. Beginning with a food truck named Betsy, Bracken's Kitchen addresses the challenge of feeding hungry children and adults in Orange County. Over the years, their business model has evolved to encompass a community feeding program, a rescued food program, and a culinary training program.
Leveraging his industry connections, Bill has established partnerships with top food vendors and food recovery organizations. Through these collaborations, Bracken's Kitchen rescues perfectly good food that would otherwise go to waste and transforms it into nutritious meals. They now produce over 100,000 wholesome and hearty meals per month, making a significant impact on both food and lives.
Join us in this episode as we delve deeper into Bill Bracken's journey, his commitment to serving those in need, and the powerful work of Bracken's Kitchen in fighting food insecurity and transforming lives through culinary training.
From The Hart is available on all podcast platforms. Make sure to tune in and be inspired by the incredible work of Bill Bracken and Bracken's Kitchen.
You can reach Bill and Bracken's Kitchen at www.brackenskitchen.org
83: Mayumi Allison - Connecting What Moves the World
Mayumi Allison is a second-generation family business owner and the Chief Executive Officer for Hosa Technology, Inc., a leading worldwide supplier of analog and digital connectivity solutions to the musical instrument and professional audio industries. She joined Hosa in 2010 and took over the business from her father, Sho Sato. a Japanese Immigrant who came to America over 50 years ago chasing the American Dream. Mr. Sato founded Hosa in 1984.
Prior to taking over the family business, Mayumi had a very successful career in mortgage banking. She has more than 20 years of experience in various areas of business, including Sales, Marketing, Finance, Product Development, Product Management, Operations, Human Resources, and Training. Mayumi’s experience in Corporate America has been a tremendous asset to the family business. She streamlined, standardized, and automated several areas of the company to create efficiencies throughout the organization, all the while preserving the culture and values that make Hosa special and unique.
Mayumi is passionate about giving back to the community, and it is evident today at Hosa. They support several philanthropic organizations, including The Corazon de Vida Foundation, The Breast Cancer Can Stick It! Foundation, High School Nation, the Musician’s Foundation, and Save The Music Foundation.
Mayumi is a licensed Real Estate Broker since 2002. Mayumi holds a BA in Business Marketing with a Minor in Japanese from California State University, Fullerton and a Presidents and Key Executives MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School.
To connect with Mayumi, or to learn more about HOSA, go to https://hosatech.com/
82: An Intentional Force for Good - Dawn Reese, CEO of The Wooden Floor
Dawn S. Reese, CFRE is the Chief Executive Officer of The Wooden Floor. She is a social innovator who leverages her unique blend of experience in business, technology, education, and the arts to propel young people forward. The Wooden Floor’s mission is to inspire and transform the lives of young people through the power of dance and access to higher education.
Since 2005, 100% of the students who graduate from The Wooden Floor immediately enroll in higher education.
Dawn has been honored with the following awards:
2023 Empowering Lives Award by Templo Calvario
2022 Orange County Visionary by the Los Angeles Times Orange County
2020 Women of Distinction Award from 34th CA Senate District
2019 Women Breaking Barriers Award from Connected Women of Influence
2018 Founders Award from the Institute for Community Impact
2016 Center for Leadership Award for Innovation from California State University Fullerton
2015 Difference Makers Award by the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce.
Dawn currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Passkeys Foundation as Board Chair, OneOC as Audit Chair as well as Advisors in Philanthropy Orange County, Orange County Music and Dance
She is on the Board of Advisors for the Center for Leadership – College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton, and a mentor at CSU Long Beach Student Center for Professional Development.
Dawn founded the OC Nonprofit CEO Forum and Co-Chairs the Santa Ana Youth Mental Health Sub-Committee for the Santa Ana Task Force.
Dawn is an author, mentor, consultant, and national conference presenter on the topics of leadership, strategic planning, board governance and board diversity, and fundraising.
Prior to The Wooden Floor, Dawn held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Opera Pacific. She began her career with The Oaktree Consulting Group, a management consulting and CEO Coaching firm for the high technology sector where she gained expertise in strategic planning, finance, human resources management and corporate governance. She lives in Huntington Beach, California with her husband Eric, and has one adult son.
Dawn Reese is CERTAINLY and Intentional Force for Good!
She can be reached at https://thewoodenfloor.org/
81: On a Mission to UNITE the World - Clara Paye, Founder and CEO of UNiTE Food
As the CEO and founder of UNiTE, Clara's mission is to build a bigger, more inclusive wellness table —one where everyone is invited to have a seat.
She is a first-generation immigrant and a second-generation entrepreneur. She grew up in her family business, EZ-FLO a worldwide distributor of plumbing products. Over 17 years she worked in Marketing, Operations, and Risk Management and eventually became EZ-FLO's Managing Director and grew the business alongside a very talented team.
After a 17 year run at EZ-FLO, she founded UNiTE when she noticed that there weren’t wellness options that served her or people who craved more flavor in their bars.
On a mission to prove diversity is delicious, UNiTE launched in March of 2020 with a line of protein bars in culturally diverse flavors. Since then the Brand has been quickly growing and UNiTE is sold in major retailers nationwide and online.
Clara is also a founding member of (included), a group that serves BIPOC CEOs and Founders in CPG and am a proud member of Young Presidents Organization and the Network of Executive Women.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, playing competitive tennis and dreaming up new protein bars flavors.
She hopes to bring the world a little bit closer and would love to connect with all of us on her journey.
To learn more about Clara and her amazing UNiTE protein bars, visit https://unitefood.com/
80: Standing Up for Others - A Life of Beating the Odds: Eric Goodman, CEO Mountain View Services
"I feel like Forrest Gump running down that driveway, the braces falling off and that setting the course for the rest of my life… Helping others, my purpose and the strength of my leadership and never giving up. I share my story to motivate others and stand up for people everywhere with disabilities. You never know who they are and how it will change their life."
As President/CEO of Mountain View Services, Inc., a leading Healthcare supply and distribution company, serving more than 500 Care Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled Adults and Children, Home Care Facilities, Hospice Care Companies, Nonprofits, Schools, Care Centers and Homeless Shelters, Eric's mission is to provide the highest quality products and services available to his clients, so they, in turn, can provide the highest quality service to the residents they serve.
Eric fosters his core belief in building relationships within the community as well. He has served on the Board of Directors for several prominent nonprofit organizations including the American Heart Association and Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Eric won the Unforgettables Foundation Heart Award of the Inland Empire in 2020.
Mountain View Services, Inc was a Civic 50 Honoree in 2022. Recognized as one of the top 50 community-minded companies in Orange County.
Eric has been married to his wife, Roxanne, for 29 years. They have two children, Vanessa, 29 and Grant, 23.
In additional to his work and family life, Eric holds a passion for photography. He studied Digital Photography at Cornell University. He specializes in landscape photography. His work has appeared in galleries and all proceeds from sales of his work from his website, newportbeachsunsets.com, are donated to charity.
Eric is also a classic car enthusiast. He is President of the Vintage Volkswagen Club of American. The largest vintage VW club in the county with over 100,000 members.
Company Mountain View Services, Inc. Core Values: Caring, Dependable and Honest.
“Together we can all make a difference in our communities and the lives of others”
“The more people we meet, the more people we can help”
“In a world where you can be anything, be yourself”
You can reach Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at https://mtviewservices.com/about-us/
79: Everything Begins with Story - Amy Cosper, Editor-In-Chief of Family Business Magazine
Amy Cosper, Editor in Chief of Family Business magazine, is an award-winning business editor, content strategist, writer, speaker, angel investor and advisor. She’s the former Editor-In-Chief of Entrepreneur magazine.
Cosper’s subject matter expertise resides in entrepreneurship, innovation, startups, global ecosystems and the creative industries.
Author of "The Cowgirl Mermaid Chronicles."
She lives on a ranch in Colorado with 3 horses, a dog and the man she married.
When she’s not wordsmithing, she likes to ride her motorcycle through vineyards in foreign countries and once did a face plant on PCH.
She is a self-proclaimed seeker of adrenaline.
ABOUT FAMILY BUSINESS MAGAZINE
Since 1989, Family Business Magazine has been the only North American multimedia publication serving the unique information needs of multigenerational family businesses, by providing news, profiles, expert advice and thought leadership.
Through digital platforms, print magazines and conferences, Family Business Magazine provides family businesses with the information they need to foster business continuity and family harmony.
Family Business Magazine was created by, and is owned and operated by, a third-generation family business.
Visit www.familybusinessmagazine to learn more!
78: Michael Reddington: Unlocking Hidden Value in Every Conversation
Why do people lie? How can you tell if someone is really listening? How can you interpret what people are telling you non-verbally while YOU are talking?
How can you become a more disciplined listener, a better communicator and, thus, a better leader?
Listen to this conversation with Certified Forensic Interviewer, Founder of the company InQuasive, and author of the book "The Disciplined Listening Method", Michael Reddington.
We had Michael back for a second interview to dive deeper into how to better lead and communicate.
You can reach Michael at https://disciplinedlistening.com/ or at www.michaelreddington.com
77: Martha Daniel - A Lifetime of Protecting Country, Family, and Faith
Martha Daniel’s technology career has spanned both corporate and government sectors. Ms. Daniel served in the U.S. Navy and had a lengthy corporate career with positions ranging from mainframe programming to chief information officer. In 1992, she formed Information Management Resources, Inc. (IMRI). IMRI has a history of successfully implementing innovative technology solutions that addressed integration challenges for the emerging information technology industry.
Today, under Ms. Daniel’s leadership and strategic vision of “Translating business needs into technology solutions,” IMRI provides program management for over $300 million in data center operations; currently designing the public safety broadband first responder network (FirstNet); and provides cyber security governance and compliance, information assurance, and operations security solutions using the company’s Cytellix Solutions.
IMRI is ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Companies in America.
A published author and frequent speaker, Ms. Daniel co-authored a book entitled, On the Other Side of Midnight 2000, An Executive Guide to the Year 2000 Problem and most recently co-authored Million Dollar Conversations with 15 entrepreneur women. She is quoted as an industry spokesperson for a variety of publications and has been featured in the New York Times, Black Enterprise Magazine, and LA Times. On numerous occasions, Ms. Daniel has appeared on the “Inside OC” program on PBS, the nation’s sixth-most watched public television station.
Ms. Daniel has received a number of honors and awards for her business acumen and accomplishments. Most recently in 2014, she was honored by the White House as a Champion of Change, Women Veteran Leader. She was also the finalist for the Small Business Person of the Year by the Small Business Administration in 2016 and received the National Living History Maker Entrepreneur Award.
She is an ordained minister and on the leadership team of First AME (Christ Our Redeemer) Church in Irvine, CA. Faith, family, and family business drive her in all she does!
Visit IMRI at https://www.imri.com/
You can connect with her on her LinkedIn at
76: Jay Golden - The Power of the Pause
When you read this 6-word story, what emotions come up for you?
"For sale. Baby shoes. Never worn."
“For a story to change the world,” author and storytelling coach Jay Golden says, “It has to change you first.”
That’s why, after a dozen years working at the cutting edge of digital storytelling, Jay shifted his attention to unlocking the purpose of globally transformative leaders through the stories they tell, one-to-one and one-to-many.
Today, as the founder of the storytelling company Retellable, Jay coaches and trains founders, innovators, and social entrepreneurs at companies such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Rainforest Action Network. With an approach that is both personally transformative and also universally applicable, his book, Retellable: How Your Essential Stories Unlock Power and Purpose, is a guide to storytelling using his original framework - The Journey Curve.
To reach Jay, simply email email@example.com, or visit www.retellable.com
For more information about the First Bank Center for Family-Owned Businesses, contact us at www.first.bank/faamilybusiness
75: Michael Dierberg: First Bank's Past, Present, and Future
On this episode of Ed Hart's From the Hart Podcast, join Ed Hart (Director of First Bank’s Center for Family-Owned Businesses) and Michael Dierberg (Chairman of FB Corporation and President of First Bank) as they discuss First Bank’s longstanding history as a fourth-generation family business. Watch and listen as they dive deep into Michael Dierberg’s role, the exciting future of First Bank's 112-year-old business, and much more!
For information about the First Bank Center for Family-Owned Businesses, visit www.first.bank/familybusiness
74 Five Lessons My Dad Taught Me
When I graduated from high school in 1982, my Dad - Jack Hart - who you met in an earlier episode of the podcast, sat me down and offered me 5 nuggets of wisdom. These were things he probably assumed I would forget by the next day. I didn't.
I wrote them down, and these pearls have stuck with me my entire life, and they are my personal mission statement. I fall short much of the time in these areas, but I will never forget them, and my gift to you now is that I am sharing this wisdom - his wisdom, with you. Enjoy.
73: Lisa Gable | Turnaround - How to Change Course When Things Are Going South
Lisa is recognized worldwide as a turnaround mastermind and innovative businesswoman. For more than 30 years, she has been called to turnaround failing organizations—businesses, teams, nonprofits, political campaigns, and government projects—and solve seemingly intractable problems. Over time, Lisa has learned the key to course-correct when things go South is applying the discipline of process engineering—carefully reevaluating everything your organization does and how it does it—with diplomacy and humanity, taking care of relationships and forging strong partnerships. As a CEO, former US Ambassador, and advisor to Fortune 500 companies, Lisa has orchestrated the successful turnarounds of private and public organizations in all industries.
Lisa has worked for four US Presidents, the Pentagon, been involved in turnaround efforts for massive corporations, government agencies, non-profits and family offices. She is a dynamic, powerful, and dedicated leader, mentor, and teacher, and has empowered thousands of people all over the world. In this conversation, you will learn what drives her, and how she identifies the need for shift, change, and at times, turnaround.
You can reach Lisa on all social media platforms at @lisagableauthor, and you can purchase her new best-selling book "Turnaround" at www.lisagable.com
72: Lisa Paterson | I was watching the murder of my husband in real time - 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks
Tune in and listen as Lisa Paterson, a 9/11 widow, tells her story, and the story of her late husband, Steven Paterson, who perished 20 years ago as the North Tower of the World Trade Center was destroyed.
We all know where we were on the morning of 9/11/2001. If you are anything like me, you stared at the TV in disbelief. For my guest on this episode, Lisa Paterson, she watched as the North Tower fell, taking her husband Steven, and the father of their two children, 4 year old twins, with it. But the power of Lisa Paterson was just getting started. She has been an advocate for victims and families of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, for people who don't have a voice, and for special needs children and adults, like her now 24 year old son Wyatt.
Lisa believes that we all have the power to choose and how we respond to everything in our lives, and respond she has, and she does! Her darkest day has led to brighter days for others around her, and I know you will be inspired and moved to tears as you hear what Lisa and her kids went through on that day that is permanently etched in all of our memories, and how she has impacted the lives of those around her ever since.
We talked about the love affair and courtship between Steven and Lisa, their brief 4 years together as parents, the days leading up to 9/11, their last conversation, what her day looked like on 9/11, and the days following, how she told her kids that their Daddy wasn't coming home, how she dealt with her own PTSD, and how she has taken the worst hand that could possibly be dealt to someone, and blessed the lives of so many, not in SPITE of her experiences, but BECAUSE of them.
She tells of going to Ground Zero for the first time shortly after the attacks, and how she received tremendous support over the years. She talks of how a visit to the White House, and a quiet chat with President Obama changed her life.
Please leave a review, and if you would like to reach out directly to Lisa, you can email our show at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get your message to her. Please visit www.hartleadership.com to follow all of our From The Hart Episodes. This episode airs in its' entirety, and is brought to you by Orange Kiwi Consulting.
71: Dale Murphy | Major League Player, Family Man, Servant Leader, and Businessman
"All those years I thought I had a grip on baseball, but it turns out baseball had a grip on me." - Don Gullett
Dale Murphy is an American former Major League Baseball player. During his 18-year career (1976-1993), he played for the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and Colorado Rockies. Murphy is best noted for his many years with the Braves. He won the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 1982 and 1983 (one of only four outfielders in MLB history to win consecutive MVP awards!), the Silver Slugger Award as the best hitting player at his position four straight years (1982 - 1985), and the Gold Glove Award (best defensive player at his position) five straight years (1982-1986). He is a members of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, and the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. Murphy is a devout Mormon and, along with his wife Nancy, led nearly 600 young missionaries in the Boston area. Dale and Nancy have 8 kids and 15 grandsons, and he is actively involved in several business ventures. Dale is known for his work ethic, humility, and giving heart, and when being a tremendous family man. Listen to this episode and hear the gratitude in his voice from start to finish, and you will understand that the success he has had off the field has far outweighed what he did in his stellar 18-year All-Star career. Dale is pure class, and you will be inspired by his humility and grace. To reach Dale, and to learn more about his organizations and speaking engagements, you can connect with him via his LinkedIn page Dale Murphy | LinkedIn
70: Roy Englebrecht | From Laker Girls to Baseball to Boxing - The Ultimate Creator and Promoter
Roy Englebrecht has been involved with minor league sports for the past 35+ years, as one of the original owners of the California League Class A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. He also had ownership in the Arena Football League and the West Coast Hockey League. He founded and operated Sportscaster Camps of America, the leading sports broadcasting training school in America with over 2,250 alumni.
From 1975 - 1981 Roy served as Director of Promotions for the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, and all Forum events. While at the Forum, Roy developed The Laker Girls dance team, and coordinated the 1980 Lakers Championship Parade. In September of 2009 he was inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame and in 2021 will be inducted into the West Coast Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame.
Today, Roy, along with his son Drew, own and operate Roy Englebrecht Promotions, hosting Fight Club OC, where up and coming boxers and Mixed Martial Arts fighters battle in front of thousands of fans. Roy has the Midas Touch, and it stems from his passion for people, entertainment, and adhering to his values and beliefs. If you are looking for inspiration on how to promote, motivate, and develop loyal customers, this podcast is for you! You can learn more about Roy and his events at SOCAL’s Premier Fight Promotion | Englebrecht Promotions & Events (socafights.com)
69: Steve Farber | Love is Just Damn Good Business
Some people have great philosophies that they can quote, and say all the right things. Others live wonderful lives, touching and inspiring people along the way. Then you run into the people like today's guest, Steve Farber, who have a magical way of doing both. His written words, spoken words, actions, and even lyrics to his original music have a unique way of touching people. Steve and I chatted about his mentors, his career, family, music, friendship, and so much more. He even shared original song, "Can't Fall Down", which he wrote for his wife. Steve is the author of four best-selling books, the latest of which "Love is Just Damn Good Business", is already a leading book in the year it has been out. His newest work, "Twisted Business" is his first co-written project with heavy metal band Twisted Sister's JJ French. So much wisdom, love, humor, and authenticity in this beautiful conversation. To hear Steve in his daily two-minute leadership audio clips, click here Extreme Leadership Underground Daily Audio Message (stevefarber.com). You can also purchase his books, see him in action, or hire him to come inspire and uplift your team!
68 What Is it That You Cannot Not Do - What Do You Believe?
What do you believe about yourself, about others, about God, about success? What was important to you when you were 10 years old? 20? 30? 40? What is your #1 core value? And more. Tonight I simply turned on the microphone in a quiet, empty house, and talked to you about belief. I also briefly introduce a new podcast I am creating called "Decades". I take you through a brief process to identify your #1 core value. I'd love your input and answers to the questions posed in this brief monologue. Email me at email@example.com and share your thoughts!
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67 Marisa Garcia | I Wish I Would Have Chosen Myself a Long Time Ago
At 24 years of age, Marisa Garcia has been through divorce, tough life lessons, a lot of wandering and wondering, and now has found inner peace that comes from learning the lessons we meant to learn through the choices we make. She was raised in a very loving home by two wonderful parents, and is the youngest of two girls. Yet, like most of us, she made choices that took her off the path she was on, and after a failed marriage, some health issues, and some spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical battles, she has not only found her way onto a healthy journey, but she is now leading others on this lifelong wellness vision. Marissa is full of light, full of hope, and has a passion for paying forward the lessons she has learned, and has a laser-like focus on improving the lives of the people, and animals, she encounters for the rest of her life. You will be inspired, motivated, and educated in this conversation Marisa and I had, From The Hart!
66: Amanda Samaan - Founder Revolver PR | Chain Breaker
Nominated for Orange County’s 40 Under 40, Amanda Samaan founded Revolver PR and has spent years assembling an ever-expanding client roster in the world of sports, entertainment, and lifestyle. Representing top-tier talent like Mike Ness and BJ Baldwin and producing automotive and cinematic events like Fast and Furious franchise’s “Furious 7.” Today, Samaan and Revolver continue to focus on these industries, overseeing PR initiatives for lifestyle clients Jeffrey Court, FGPG, Paris Hilton Fragrances, and the likes of Giants wide receiver Dante Pettis, Minnesota Twins short stop Royce Lewis, San Diego Padres Catcher Austin Hedges, and MLB “super-agent” Scott Boras. Home | Revolver PR (revolver-pr.com) http://www.revolver-pr.com
Amanda and I dove deep into her role as a successful PR executive, and her dynamic roles in sports, entertainment, and lifestyle brands, but it is in the last 16 minutes of our conversation where you will understand why this episode is called "Chain Breaker". The courage, vulnerability, and internal fortitude that Amanda has is inspiring, her story is heartbreaking, but her response to her experiences will move you and hopefully create more Chain Breakers. To contact Ms. Samaan, you can find her on all social media platforms, which are listed on her company website.
63: Dr. Mark Goulston | Why Cope When You Can Heal?
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65: JB Somers | Will You Be There For Me
What compels a man to pack up his things during the toughest time in world history and move to Nashville to pursue his dreams?
How does he use his life experiences growing up in the Church, singing worship music, and through a tragic loss to create powerful music?
JB Somers is a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN. While originally from Alabama, JB took a risk and relocated from his second home of Destin, FL during the COVID-19 pandemic to pursue his passion of songwriting. When not in the studio, you can catch JB at live concerts, connecting with friends, at the gym and exploring new places to eat around Nashville.
This episode, Will You Be There For Me is a question for family, friends, loved ones, and God. Honestly, it is a question we all ask ourselves. JB asked in the lyrics to a song he wrote in 2019. He has also written a song called Different People that is destined to be a hit. You will hear bits and pieces of it coming out of each commercial break, and then at the end JB will sing it for us all. The sound quality of this interview leaves a lot to be desired because the host is in a technology transition, but JB's story, his passion, and his music take center stage on this episode. ENJO!
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64 Stacie Wimer: Man $hopping | Looking for Love in All the Places
Do you believe there is someone for everyone? Have you been looking for love in all the wrong places? Tried dating apps, blind dates, 5 minute speed dating, and trolling through your social media pages seeing if that old high school sweetheart is single? So many dating apps, so many singles, but why is it so hard for millions of people to find that special someone? It is estimated that over 300 million people are registered on dating apps, so perhaps that is part of the problem. Everyone is shopping, and everyone has someone shopping for them. Yet, with all the algorithms, surveys and matchmakers out there, so many amazing people are having trouble finding so many amazing people!
Stacie Wimer is one of those remarkable singles who has decided to look at the funny, strange, and sometimes scary side to finding love. She has created a new podcast called Man $hopping, which is a look into her own dating life, and is a platform for some stories that will have you laughing, crying, and honing your shopping skills. What Amazon is to shopping for products, Man $hopping is for shopping for love! Single, married, divorced, gay, straight...it doesn't matter, you will enjoy this conversation, and also love Stacie's new podcast!
You can reach Stacie on social media @stacie_wimer.
Stacie is an unabashed 43 year old twice divorced single mother of an amazing teenage daughter and the best black lab shelter mutt ever.
She is a pharmaceutical & medical device sales professional by day and a writer, podcaster, cooking & baking enthusiast by night. She is a true extrovert with a passion for helping people.
Born and raised in rural Missouri, Stacie graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a degree in Organizational Communication and Business management. After spending several years living in Minnesota, Kansas, and Georgia, Stacie calls Kansas City, Missouri home.
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62: Blanca Cobb - Body Language Expert | I Hear What You Are Not Saying
How can you spot a liar?
How do you when someone is interested in you?
How can you tell when someone is angry, happy, or confused under that mask?
How can you learn to interpret unspoken messages even more powerfully and accurately, at times, than what we hear?
Blanca Cobb has been a people watcher since she was a little girl. From a distance, she’d watch people to get a sense of who was friendly, trustworthy, and approachable. She learned early on that people try to hide what they feel. But, if you pay close attention to the way they move their bodies and react in situations, they can’t hide their feelings. They unknowingly reveal who they are.
This is the power of body language. Silent messages are more credible than spoken words. If you know what to look for and how to respond to body language, then you can connect with anyone. And in business and in life, this is your ticket to happiness, success, and peace.
Blanca has appeared with such TV show hosts as Steve Harvey, Dr. Oz, Megyn Kelly, and countless more. Now you can hear here on today's episode of the From The Hart podcast.
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61: Serena Poon: Celebrity Chef, Nutritionist, Reiki Master | Nutrition for the Mind, Body and Soul
Celebrity Chef, Certified Nutritionist, and Reiki Master Serena Poon has made it her mission to promote further education around the mindful combination of food, nutrition and healing intuition through her unique Culinary Alchemy® programs.
A leading chef, nutritionist and Reiki master to the Hollywood elite, Serena sets herself apart in a saturated industry with her genuine passion for curating intentional healing and wellness programs designed to help people achieve optimal, sustainable health. Integrating energetic techniques with guidance and education on food nutrition, how food affects our bodies on a physiological level, and how it affects the emotional body, Serena’s goal is to optimize and heal the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of her clients. Her motivation for concentrating on intuitive and functional food healing began long before she created contemporary meals, menus and nutritional plans for the likes of Jerry Bruckheimer, Kerry Washington, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, and other high profile clientele. She lost her Dad when he was just 48 to liver cancer, and she has made complete health in Mind, Body and Spirit one way she honors his legacy. You can learn more about Serena, and how to reach her, at www.serenaloves.com
60: Retired Army Major Gerald Gangaram | From The Streets of New York City to the Skies of Afghanistan
"Gerald’s is a story of incredible challenges met with courage, character, and honor." Senator Bill Brock; 18th United States Secretary of Labor
He built his body in high school so he would be strong enough to defend himself in prison, assuming that is where he would end up. Instead, he went to West Point, later got an MBA from Georgetown, and a Certificate in Leadership from George Washington University. If you clicked here today be inspired and touched, you have come to the right place.
Despite early condemnation that he would not amount to anything more than a gangster, Gerald Gangaram is a retired U.S. Army Major, who many consider a war hero from his combat service during “Operation Enduring Freedom”. Raised by a single mother in a low income area within Queens, New York City, he always strove to improve himself and hardly imagined being the recipient of numerous medals along a career piloting the Apache – an attack helicopter his enemies described as “The Dragon”.
Now retired from the military after 11 years of distinguished active duty service, Gerald enjoys contributing to events where he can provide his unique perspective as a servant leader and plans to continue a life of public service; always forging forward.
You can learn more about Gerald by visiting his website at https://geraldgangaram.com
Army Major Gerald Gangaram Commendations:
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal with Valor
Army Senior Aviator Badge
Combat Action Badge.
59: Linda Nguyen and Tam Nguyen | #StopAsianHate - First Person Experiences
Hate crimes against Asians in Orange County, America, and around the world have increased 10 fold in the last two years, with the highest numbers being since the outbreak of Covid-19. This heartfelt discussion between Linda, Tam and Ed aims to shed light on the ignorance and hatred that is on full display, and the hope is that people will hear this message and TAKE ACTION!
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”― Edmund Burke
We must do something now! Comments are open, and we hope the ignorance of people will not be on full display. Any hurtful comments will be deleted immediately, so please only leave a comment that is meant to be beneficial.
Click here to learn how you can STEP UP and be the change!
58: Christina Pascucci KTLA 5 News | The Humanity of the Story Speaks Volumes
In our interview conducted on International Women's Day, Ed and Christina talked a lot about her role as an influencer in the media, her message to women who might be facing obstacles, real or imaginary, in reaching their goals.
What drives this successful, award-winning journalist to bring the news into people's homes each and every day?
How does she focus more on the humanity, and less on the brutality, of the news?
Why does she fly a small plane, dive with sharks, mentor others, and get opportunities to go to places like India to interview people like the Dalai Lama, and others?
Christina Pascucci has traveled to all seven continents to tell the world’s untold stories.
From interviewing the world’s spiritual and political leaders, to exposing and prompting change of corrupt policies, Christina’s passion for uncovering the truth transcends borders. The Emmy Award-winning journalist, licensed pilot, Spanish speaker, and humanitarian has worked as a reporter and anchor for KTLA, the #1 news station in Los Angeles, since 2011. In 2020, she was awarded L.A. Press Club's Journalist of the Year.
Join us in this wonderful conversation with a human with a massive heart for others, and a love for all people.
You can reach Christina at www.christinapascucci.com and on most social media platforms.
57: Jesse Bradley | From Professional Soccer to Pastor - Keeper of the Faith
"I believe good things can come out of the worst and most traumatic situations in life."
Jesse Bradley is a former Ivy League Champion soccer goal keeper. He also played professional soccer, and is now a Pastor at a church in Seattle. But that is just the beginning of Jesse's story.
- How can you strengthen your marriage in 30 days? Ask a guy whose parents divorced when he was just 7!
- How does a person nearly die from a treatment that is supposed to prevent you from a fatal disease?
- What do adoption, soccer, and healing have in common?
- How does a pastor and former professional soccer player use his life experiences to influence others?
- How do you become a great leader, and significantly influence the culture of your organization?
All this, and much more, can be found as you unpack this conversation between Jesse Bradley and Ed Hart on today's From The Hart episode.
From The Heart
From The Hart
56: Michael Reddington, Certified Forensic Interviewer | Disciplined Listening
Michael Reddington, CFI is an expert at moving people from resistance to commitment. As a Certified Forensic Interviewer, he achieved the highest professional designation available in the field of interview and interrogation and spent over a decade training investigators around the world on the successful application of non-confrontational interview and interrogation techniques. Michael arrived at two key realizations while expanding his observation and persuasive skill sets. First, the very best leaders and the very best interrogators capitalize on the same two core skills - vision and influence. Second, the cognitive processes that lead customers to commit to saying "I'll buy it", employees to commit to saying "I'll do it" and suspects to commit to truthfully saying "I did it" are all nearly identical. These realizations caused Michael to recognize he could teach executives how to reduce missed opportunities and increase commitments to action. As a result, he developed the Disciplined Listening Method, transitioned to serving as an executive resource and founded InQuasive, Inc. You can reach Michael at - Disciplined Listening (inquasive.com)
55: Catalina Villegas | Passionately Sharing Stories That Move People
Catalina Villegas is an anchor and reporter for Spectrum News 1 in Los Angeles. She anchors Your Weekend, a one-hour news show Saturdays at 5 p.m. This veteran journalist is known for her passion and extensive experience in every area of the newsroom from anchoring to producing to reporting. Catalina has a passion for bringing stories of underserved communities, families, businesses and individuals to light so that they can feel honored and more respected. She has a heart for service, volunteering, and mentoring. She has interviewed such people as NFL Hall of Famer Jerry rice, and iconic comedian/actor George Lopez, among others. She moved to the USA from Colombia when she was just 9 years old, and began her career as a journalist while in college at UC Berkeley. She has a unique ability to connect with English and Spanish speaking audiences, and loves the opportunities to serve others that her career brings. Catalina is a breath of fresh air, and you will enjoy this conversation. She can be reached on all social media platforms at @catalinaoffcl, and you can see many of her stories at Catalina Villegas — Anchor/Multimedia Journalist (spectrumnews1.com)
54: Susan Kenny, CASA OC | We are All Just Walking Each Other Home
53: Dave DesRochers | Is Your Life Driven by Agenda or by Purpose?
As a former NFL lineman, DesRochers has faced many big challenges in his life. From being told as a high schooler that he was no good at football, to being benched during a college football game because he was getting outplayed by his opponent, Dave used these challenges and setbacks to propel himself into success, on and off the playing field. He says "when I approach a meeting or relationship with an agenda, it is all about meeting my own needs. When I approach these with purpose, it becomes about the other person, and the end result usually turns into a win for everyone." Dave is a man with a purpose, in everything he does. He uses his life experiences, good and bad, to teach and inspire others, and to help them discover how to match their talents with their purpose and their desire. You can learn more about Dave and his business on his LinkedIn profile here: (2) Dave DesRochers | LinkedIn For more about PATH 2, visit Home - PATH2 - Online Career Discovery Program and use the discount code HART50 to save $50 off of your PATH2 program! Watch this video to learn more PATH2 Online Career Discovery Program – Overview on Vimeo
52: Jack Hart - Wisdom from His 94 Years About God, Family, Career, Relationships...and Bogie
The main reason the From The Hart podcast exists is to teach, motivate, and inspire people to be become their best self. Our guests have tremendous stories of hope, redemption, love, impact, and legacy. Jack Hart has not only been a great role model for the people in his professional life, in his Church, and his community, but most importantly in his family. As the youngest of Jack and Elaine Hart's 5 kids, I have been led and mentored by one of the best! In this episode, he talks about his near 70 year marriage to my Mom, his 40 year career in one company, his faith, his love of sports, his "man's best friend" Bogie, and so much more. You will gain nuggets of wisdom that will guide you in your daily life. You can reach Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are originally airing this episode on his 94th birthday.
51: Fred Claire, Charlie Hough and Pete Arbogast Pay Tribute to Tommy Lasorda, Don Sutton, and Hank Aaron
Join From The Hart Podcast host Ed Hart, as he sat down on January 22, 2021 with former Dodgers General Manager Fred Claire, former Dodger knuckleballer, and 25 year big league veteran Charlie Hough, and former Dodger PA announcer, and current voice of USC Trojans football, Pete Arbogast, as they paid tribute to the lives of the legendary Tommy Lasorda, the greatest Dodger pitcher in history statistically, Don Sutton, and the home run king, Hammerin' Hank Aaron. What a special conversation with these three great men, about three legends of baseball...plus some Vin Scully stories. You don't want to miss this one!
50: Tillys Life Center | Empowering Teens with a Positive Mindset
TILLY’S LIFE CENTER (TLC) IS A YOUTH-FOCUSED, 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT CHARITABLE FOUNDATION AIMED AT EMPOWERING ALL TEENS WITH A POSITIVE MINDSET AND ENABLING THEM TO EFFECTIVELY COPE WITH CRISIS, ADVERSITY AND TOUGH DECISIONS. OUR MISSION IS TO INSPIRE TODAY’S YOUTH TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AS PRODUCTIVE, KIND, HAPPY, AND RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS INSPIRING HOUR WITH TILLY LEVINE, MONICA UTLEY, AND CHRISTINE CAREY. YOU CAN REACH THEM AT Tilly's Life Center - A Youth Focused Non-Profit Empowerment Program (www.tillyslifecenter.org)
49: Dann Van Der Vliet, Cornell University | Inspiring Family Business Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
Dann Van Der Vliet is Executive Director of the Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell University. The Smith Family Business Initiative provides education, networking and research for family business owners, successors and students from across the globe. Previously, as Director of the Family Business Initiative at the University of Vermont (UVM) for 12 years, Dann helped to grow a respected program that included numerous peer groups, statewide business forums and was co-founder of the Family Enterprise Case Competition, the only global competition devoted to family business. He received his B.S. in Natural Resources and his M.Ed., both from the University of Vermont. Dann can be reached by going to Smith Family Business Initiative at Cornell | Cornell Johnson
48: Gratitude During Our Most Difficult Year - From The Hearts of My 2020 Guests
47: Kara Goldin | Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts & Doubters
Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., best known for its award-winning Hint® water, the leading unsweetened flavored water, and the author of Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters. She is an active speaker & writer and hosts the podcast The Kara Goldin Show where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs and other disruptors across various industries. She lives in the Bay Area. Follow Kara on all social handles @KaraGoldin
You can find Kara's best-selling book, "Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts & Doubters here www.drinkhint.com/FromTheHart
46: Early Jackson | Chief Empowerment Officer and Hope Dealer - Inspiring a World in Times of Desperate Need
Early Jackson's young life was a riches to rags story. After having a comfortable life being raised by his parents, his Dad left, and his family moved into the projects. Finding himself being raised by a single Mom, and then losing her when he was just 19, it would be easy to understand if he turned the losses in his life into reasons to be angry, destructive, and bitter. Instead, from the lessons he learned from his Mom over Egg McMuffins at McDonalds growing up, he has made it his life mission to inspire and empower others, and to leave a legacy that is felt well beyond his years here on Earth. Early and I met in 2016 when he coached me through our inaugural Black Business Leaders Hall of Fame event in Los Angeles. He inspired me then, just as he does today, to be a better husband, father, man, and leader, and I believe his story will inspire you, as well. We dove headfirst into social injustices, racial tensions, division and diversity, and other topics that are ripping our country apart. His vision is of hope, inspiration, and empowerment, and he guides us through the process of accepting and embracing diversity and transition. You do not want to miss a moment of this conversation. Enjoy my dear friend, Early Jackson Jr. You can also hear his inspiring 2014 Ted Talk here. https://youtu.be/utVUHa-GRng
45: Judd Wallenbrock | A Lifetime Living His Passion Making Wine
Judd is a seasoned veteran of the wine business and has the scars to prove it. Yet after 40 years in the business, his excitement for the industry couldn’t be stronger, his love for wine more intense, nor his commitment to experience marketing more passionate. Judd cut his teeth in the 80’s learning the ropes as a wine retailer, restaurateur, broker, and wine educator for nine years. After a break to earn his MBA, he spent four years at Nestle, forging a marketing discipline in consumer packaged goods, and a very acute desire to bring that discipline back into the wine industry. He has served as a Vice President for Robert Mondavi, COO of De Loach Vineyards, President of Michel-Schlumberger Estate, President, CEO and Managing Partner of The Good Life Wine Collective (Jessup Cellars and Handwritten Wines), has experienced the thrill of the entrepreneurial world as proprietor of his own winery, Humanitas, and is now President and CEO of C. Mondavi & Family, home to Charles Krug, CK Mondavi and Purple Heart. To learn more about Judd and Charles Krug Winery, visit https://www.charleskrug.com/
44: ILA Borders | Empowering, Inspiring, and Transforming Lives - First Female Professional Baseball Player
ILA Borders started playing baseball at the age of 10. She went through all the ranks from Little League, 4 years on boy's Varsity High School Baseball, 4 years on men's collegiate baseball (becoming the first woman to get a win on a men's collegiate team in NAIA and NCAA. and to receive a scholarship to play), 4 years of men's professional baseball in the American Association (became the first woman to win a men's professional baseball game). Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
After retiring from baseball, she started to coach kids, high school and collegiate athletes baseball skills and became a firefighter/paramedic. She has been in the firefighting world for 15 years. She recently wrote a book called "Making My Pitch" with co-author Jean Ardell and started up a non-profit called, “Fire Up Bootcamp”. Ultimately they are looking to inspire, empower and transform lives by providing opportunities for growth.
To learn more about Ila and her journey, you can contact her on her LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ila-borders-6b6b7b135/
43: Jane Olvera | Creating Wins and Cultivating Relationships - From Miss California to Successful Business Leader and Mentor
At 15, Jane Olvera was told by her high school guidance counselor that her dream of owning her own business in 10 years "was not possible" because she was female, she was Latina, and she would need many more years to eventually have her own business. His biases and discouragement were exactly what it took to motivate her to not only reach that goal, but to now be a successful and award-winning business owner and leader. In 1993, she was crowned Miss California USA, and was driven by a tough Director who also played a key role in the inspiration Jane needed to succeed. Part of her message on this podcast is to have gratitude for those who challenge us, or tell us something can't be done. For Jane, it has motivated her to succeed and to lead her organization. Visit www.jpmktg.com to learn more about how Jane and her team can help you be more successful and to stand out from the crowd!
42: Fred Claire | A Member of Two World Championship Teams, the 1988 Los Angele Dodgers and The City of Hope Team
Fred Claire served 30 years as an executive with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was the team’s Executive Vice President and General Manager from 1987 until 1998. During his tenure, Claire earned a reputation for his integrity and for his fighting spirit that built what ultimately led to the team's last World Series championship in 1988. His drive and determination in the face of opposition and doubt from all sides became a defining trait not just of his time with the Dodgers, but of who he is as an individual. In the spring of 2015, Fred would again tap into his fighting spirit after being diagnosed with skin cancer that later migrated to his jaw. Again, the odds were against his survival, but Fred was determined. This time, he found his championship team at City of Hope National Medical center in Duarte, California. Equipped with cutting-edge technology, frontline research, and staffed by top oncologists, City of Hope was the perfect home base for Claire's treatment. Extra Innings highlights how both the landmark career of Fred Claire and the remarkable rise of City of Hope exhibit mutual endurance and give promise to those facing cancer diagnoses. https://www.amazon.com/Extra-Innings-Claires-Journey-Championship/dp/1645430839 To support City of Hope visit https://www.cityofhope.org/homepage
41: Heather Falcone | Leadership Through Service and Giving a Voice to All
Heather Falcone is the Chief Executive Officer for family-owned Thermal-Vac Technology. Heather’s passion lies in breaking things. Whether it's revenue goals, glass ceilings, or tired rhetoric, her 17-year track record in one of the world’s most exacting industries shows a dedication to destroying the status quo. As an Ironman triathlete, alpine hiker, wife, and mother, Heather seeks to promote growth and opportunity outside of people’s comfort zones with an invitation to be “Green and Growing”, to reject mediocrity, and embrace their unique talents to create meaningful and lasting legacy impact. https://www.changelives.org/
40: Caroline Wiederkehr | Part 1 of Our Coping with Covid in College Conversations - When They Tell You It Can't be Done
Caroline Wiederkehr is a senior at California State University Fullerton in Southern California. She is graduating in December, and was one of millions of students around the globe who woke up one March morning in a world with in-person classes, and woke up the next with all of her classes online! How she shifted, adjusted, and what she has learned about herself, her surroundings, her relationships, and society will inspire, educate, and move you. Her insight and wisdom far exceed her young age of 22, and her advice for leaders, professors, and others is profound. What do you do when someone tells you "it can't be done"? Hear her response. Join us for this first of many "Coping with Covid in College" conversations. Presented by Orange Kiwi Consulting. Visit www.orangekiwillc.com
39: Bea Boccalandro | Do Good At Work: How Simple Acts of Social Purpose Drive Success and Well-Being
Bea Boccalandro is author of "Do Good At Work," a delightful manual for making work meaningful for anyone in any job. She also helps companies, managers and individuals make a positive social impact from everyday work. Job purposing, as this practice is called, increases employee engagement, performance and wellbeing, and makes meaningful contributions to societal causes. Her clients include Aetna, Caesars Entertainment, FedEx, IBM, PwC, Toyota and Western Digital.
To stay sane, Bea snowboards while in Park City, Utah; surfs (if such term can be applied to flopping off the board) in Southern California; and draws cartoonish portraits of colleagues in meetings. Bea can be reached, and you can purchase her book at http://www.dogoodatwork.com