From PTSD to Entrepreneurial Success

November 8, 2021
Hosted by Chris Elias

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Brian Reese is a veteran who, like others, suffered from PTSD along with bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. These mental health obstacles, as well as the belief of “service before self," created a false narrative that he didn't deserve benefits that were due to him. But this isn't true. All veterans deserve their hard-earned medical benefits. Unfortunately, the system is complicated and many find it a daunting task to navigate. Being entrepreneurial minded, Brian started a business and has written a book focused on helping veterans to just that. It is a great success story that illustrates, that even under the toughest of situations, people can achieve great things. This week, Chris and Brian talk about his compelling story and how he is helping others.

Transformative Experts

Transformative Experts

Monday at 8 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel/Sunday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel

Thomas Edison once said that vision without execution is hallucination. Many leaders have a great vision, but struggle to achieve it due to lack of execution. In order to succeed, an organization must have both a defined culture and the processes in place to support and drive achievement. Often, companies and the people within them, must transform in many ways to ensure execution happens and results are optimized.

During this show, Chris Elias will discuss these real-life issues with business leaders and transformative experts. Together, they will share stories of successes, failures, and the leadership practices that will benefit you the most. Transformative Experts with Chris Elias is broadcast live every Monday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel and replays on Sundays at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel.

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Chris Elias

Chris Elias

Chris Elias is an author, thought leader, and collaborative advisor who uses his experience from the corner office to help revolutionize cultural dynamics in the workplace and transform companies of all sizes by accelerating execution, and thereby growth, with integrity, efficiency, and passion.

Chris began his career at Big Boy Restaurants, an international restaurant chain with food manufacturing, concession operations and property management. After working his way up through the company, Chris eventually took the leadership reigns producing one of the most prosperous turnarounds in the company’s history. By focusing on the importance of developing and motivating people, and by ensuring they were all aligned around the purpose and values of the company, Chris's team propelled the company forward.

In 2000, after the successful completion of the sale of Big Boy, Chris set out to share what he had learned about the important role cultural dynamics has within the workplace to ensure proper execution. He began working with other large companies in an advisory capacity, becoming a highly regarded speaker, and soon founded Nexecute to provide his clients a full-service hands-on approach. After decades of success with major corporations, Chris parlayed his passion for helping others into his book “The Execution Culture: Results Happen Where Culture Meets Execution.” As a transformative expert, he seeks to share tips to help any team reach their full potential.

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